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Lalor to Wollert train line a step closer

Whittlesea Leader 12 December 2017 Paul Shapiro Plan to purchase properties on corridor puts rail line on track   A TRAIN line connecting Lalor to Epping North and Wollert has taken a “major step forward” with the State Government set to snap up land that could pave the way for works. The Government has set aside $3.8 million from a … > More

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Answer to Craig Ondarchie enquiry about Wollert rail line

Victorian State Government Hansard 7 September 2017 & 3 November 2017 Craig Ondarchie & Jacinta Allan Question asked by Craig Ondarchie (Member for Northern Metropolitan)   My question is to the Minister for Public Transport and it regards the Aurora Estate in Epping North. When residents first looked at moving into the Aurora Estate in Epping North in 2002 the then Labor government promised them a … > More

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Call to fast track Wollert transport link

Northern Star Weekly 14 November 2017 Laura Michell A feasibility study on a Wollert transport link will begin within five years, but residents say it is not soon enough. According to the recently released Victorian Infrastructure Plan, the state government is committed to investigating the feasibility of a high capacity transport link to connect Epping North and Wollert to the rail … > More

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ACA apology to local MPs

ACA Communication 29 November 2017 Aurora Community Association (ACA) On 26 June 2017, the ACA distributed an email inviting people to attend a Transport Working Group meeting on 6th July 2017. The text in this email was from an earlier draft invitation. A later revised version was meant to be distributed instead which would have excluded the following text. “With … > More

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Epping Views Primary School traffic chaos

Northern Star Weekly 21 November 2017 Laura Michell VicRoads called on to assess Epping Views traffic chaos   VicRoads will be asked to assess the parking and traffic chaos around Epping Views Primary School and make suggestions on how the traffic flow can be improved. Roads Minister Luke Donnellan visited the school earlier this month to experience how difficult the … > More

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Parking spaces at South Morang station to be reduced

Whittlesea Leader 21 November 2017 Paul Shapiro Commuters disappointed proposal to double South Morang station spots has been quashed   THE canning of a proposed multi-level carpark at South Morang train station has been met with community backlash. The Leader visited the station last week and spoke with several commuters in the wake of the Transport for Victoria decision, which ruled out … > More

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NEW SUBURBS IN MELBOURNE’S NORTH

Victoria State Government Media Release 3 November 2017 The Hon Richard Wynne MP Minister for Planning The Andrews Labor Government is building new communities in Melbourne’s north with the services and infrastructure families deserve. Minister for Planning Richard Wynne today joined Member for Yan Yean Danielle Green and Member for Yuroke Ros Spence to unveil Melbourne’s latest suburbs, Donnybrook and … > More

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Mayor Pavlidis vows to tackle difficult issues

Whittlesea Leader 7 November 2017 SOUTH West Ward Councillor Kris Pavlidis has been elected as the new mayor of Whittlesea, during a packed council meeting last week. Her deputy will be first year North Ward Councillor Emilia Lisa Sterjova. In her first speech as the newly-elected mayor, Cr Pavlidis outlined her commitment to tackle a number of issues plaguing the … > More

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O’Herns Rd upgrade to start in 2018

Whittlesea Leader 31 October 2017 Paul Shapiro LONG-SUFFERING drivers will soon get respite from debilitating traffic snarls, with work on the O’Herns Rd upgrade to begin next year. Last week Thomastown state Labor MP Bronwyn Halfpenny announced Maca Civil has been awarded the contract to build stage one of the $81 million upgrade. Traffic lights and a raised platform will … > More

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Epping Views Primary School wants an end to parking chaos

Northern Star Weekly 31 October 2017 Laura Michell Epping Views Primary School is lobbying for Whittlesea council to do more to bring an end to years of parking and traffic chaos around the school. The Mansfield Street school has been plagued by parking and traffic problems in recent years, as the road around the school struggles to cope with the … > More

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