Media articles featuring the ACA

Traffic time battle for Epping North residents

North Central Review 30 April 2019 Evelyn Leckie EPPING resident Priyam Shah spends 15 hours a week sitting in traffic congestion.He is one of many City of Whittlesea residents losing out on family time, social activities and the chance to exercise due to long commutes to and from work – and City of Whittlesea are petitioning for this to change. … > More

Easing congestion on agenda

Whittlesea Leader 2 October 2018 Margot Taylor Roads in Whittlesea can’t ‘cope’ with huge traffic volumes     WHITTLESEA Council is calling on local politicians to commit to reducing dire traffic congestion in the region. The council will lobby all local candidates in the lead up to the November state election. Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis said improvements to Bridge Inn … > More

Aurora Community Association ready to have some fun

Northern Star Weekly 9 July 2018 Laura Michell Get ready to have some fun, Epping. The Aurora Community Association is throwing a party this Saturday to celebrate the suburb’s diverse community. The event, called We are One, Let’s Have Some Fun, aims to bring together people living in Epping north. Aurora Community Association president Priyam Shah said the majority of … > More

Residents want road upgrades

Northern Star Weekly 27 March 2018 Laura Michell Epping north residents are calling on the state government and the Opposition to commit to improving roads and transport in the area. Close to 250 people living in Epping North and Wollert have signed an Aurora Community Association petition, calling for a transport solution. The petition has been started as part of … > More

Wollert Rail Line Campaign

ACA Coffee and Chat Meeting 27 September 2017 Tony Francis The Wollert rail line submission (‘Case for Rail Line to Epping North/Wollert within 10 Years’) was emailed to the Victorian Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allen, on Monday 21st August 2017 with copies to MPs (including Bronwyn Halfpenny, Craig Ondarchie, Andrew Giles, the State Premier and Treasurer), Whittlesea Councillors, some … > More


Whittlesea Leader 19 September 2017 Paul Shapiro I HITCHED a ride from Epping to the city during morning peak hour as part of National Nightmare Commute Day. It’s not something I want to do again. But, as they say, if you want to capture the story, then you have to live it, which is why I grabbed a lift with … > More

Epping North residents ready to fight for rail link

Northern Star Weekly 5 September 2017 Laura Michell Epping North and Wollert residents are calling on the state government to extend the train line to Wollert within 10 years. The Auroa Community Association recently re-established its transport working group to examine the transport issues plaguing Epping North and Wollert. The group has since made a submission to Public Transport Minister … > More

Wollert train line running late

Whittlesea Leader 5 September 2017 Paul Shapiro Call to prioritise rail infrastructure as population boom looms   A RAIL line extension to Epping North and Wollert must be built within 10 years to cope with an expected population surge of more than 120,000 people, a community group says. The Aurora Community Association has created a submission calling for the longmooted … > More

Campaigning for rail line to Epping North/Wollert

Whittlesea Leader, Northern Weekly etc 2008-2011 Local newspaper journalists, Aurora Estate residents This document is mainly about local residents, especially from the Aurora Estate and the Aurora Community Association (ACA), campaigning for a rail line extension to Epping North/Wollert. The campaigning goes back to 2008 and was especially busy in 2010/2011. Little has been achieved from this campaigning and it … > More

Previous Council Position on Wollert Rail 2014

Whittlesea Council Website 8 May 2014 Whittlesea Council Complete the heavy rail extension to Epping North and Wollert   We are asking the State Government to fund the extension of the train line from Lalor Station to Epping North and Wollert. There are compelling economic, social and amenity reasons why the Epping North rail line is needed immediately, aside from … > More