Media articles featuring the ACA

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

Wait on fix for traffic

Whittlesea Leader 6 December 2016 Katrina Hinschen Northern suburbs road ‘package’ as little as a few months away   COMMUTERS in Melbourne’s northern suburbs will have to wait their turn to have congested roads upgraded. Yan Yean Labor MP Danielle Green told the Whittlesea Leader the State Government’s $1.8 billion western roads package announced in November was originally a northwest … > More

Big wins on infrastructure

Whittlesea Leader 22 November 2016 Katrina Hinschen Green lights for Hawkstowe station, O’Herns Rd interchange   COMMUNITY members and campaigners have welcomed news that two critical infrastructure projects for Whittlesea have finally been given the tick of approval. The State Government last week announced that Hawkstowe station would be added to the Mernda rail extension works while the Federal Government … > More

Access Denied infrastructure results

Whittlesea Leader 22 November 2016 Katrina Hinschen Access Denied and Fund Our Future campaigns unite                                                                                           … > More

Federal Labor support for O’Herns Rd interchange

Whittlesea Leader 21 June 2016 Katrina Hinschen CALL FOR LIBERALS TO MEET LABOR CASH VOW   THE Labor Party has laid down the gauntlet to the Liberals after promising $67 million for the O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway interchange if elected on July 2. Shadow Infrastructure Minister Anthony Albanese has promised a $1.7 billion roads and rail package for Victoria, which includes … > More