Monthly Archives: January 2018

Case Study 4 on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 30 January 2018 ACA and Whittlesea Council In the hope, of strengthening the campaign for the Wollert train line, at least five cases are being presented of people in Epping North and Wollert experiencing major stress and hardship because of inadequate local transport services. More local contributions are very much needed. A lot of … > More

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Combined force for roads

Whittlesea Leader 30 January 2018 Bridie Byrne Whittlesea and Hume councils unite to lobby government   WHITTLESEA and Hume councils have joined forces to lobby the State Government to build “desperately” needed road upgrades in Melbourne’s north. In a first, the councils have made a joint submission to State Treasurer Tim Pallas seeking a northern Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSAR) … > More

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Case Studies 2 & 3 on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 23 January 2018 ACA Additional and wider roads are needed in Epping North and Wollert but without a rail line they will only attract more cars and trucks which will result in more congestion. In the hope, of strengthening the campaign for the Wollert train line, at least five cases are being presented of … > More

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Whittlesea Council bin contractor dumped

Whittlesea Leader 23 January 2018 Paul Shapiro Rats, cats spread garbage on streets as waste not collected   WHITTLESEA Council has dumped bin contractor Visy following weeks of disruptions to bin collections across the municipality. Visy will continue to collect bins for the council up until the end of June this year. City transport and presentation director Nick Mann said … > More

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Edgars Creek Secondary College Meet the Principal

Lendlease publication 8 January 2018 Lendlease This post links to a Lendlease introduction to Edgars Creek Secondary College Principal Joanne Camozzato.  Please click website to learn about the construction of this college at Aurora. It is located on Edgars Road and has been welcoming enrollments for year 7 students in 2018 and 2019.

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ACA response to Minister’s reply on Wollert train line

ACA Email 12 January 2018 Aurora Community Association In early November 2017 the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan replied to Craig Ondarchie’s question in the Legislative Council on 7th of September 2017 “Can the minister tell me when the commencement of the train line to Epping North and Wollert will occur?” The answer referred to current major government transport … > More

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Case Studies on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 12 January 2018 ACA and Whittlesea Council In August 2017, the Aurora Community Association (ACA) produced a submission for a rail line extension to Epping North and Wollert in within 10 years (see http://www.aurora.asn.au/2017/08/submission-for-rail-line-extension-to-epping-north-and-wollert-within-10-years/). In the following December, The Whittlesea Leader newspaper announced State government funding to acquire the remaining land needed for the … > More

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Edgars Creek Secondary College principal named

Northern Star Weekly 5 December 2017 Laura Michell The first principal of Edgars Creek Secondary College has been named – and she’s excited about both her new role and the school’s future. Joanne Camozzato, a teacher for more than 20 years, has most recently been the middle school principal at Mernda Central College and has worked in schools across Victoria and … > More

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Andrew Giles on repairing democracy

The Guardian Australia 3 January 2018 Andrew Giles As politicians we must lift our game and respond to the frustrations of Australians   Andrew Giles has written that Australian democracy needs to be repaired – especially when an Australian government is allergic to scrutiny and is more interested in getting GetUp! than dealing with the real frustrations Australians have with a politics … > More

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