Miscellaneous newspaper articles featuring the ACA

Feds require State case for interchange

Whittlesea Leader 23 June 2015 Katrina Hinschen   Feds tell state to provide case for O’Herns Rd   THE Federal Government won’t commit money to the O’Herns Rd interchange until the State Government puts forward a business case. City of Whittlesea representatives met Labor and Liberal politicians in Canberra last week to seek support for the project, a key plank … > More

Push for Interchange

Whittlesea Leader 16 June 2015 Katria Hinschen INTERCHANGE FIGHT MAKES ITS WAY TO THE NATION’S CAPITAL   A WHITTLESEA Council delegation has landed in Canberra today to lobby for the $67 million needed to build the O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway interchange. Delegates will meet Liberal and Labor representatives. CITY of Whittlesea representatives have taken the fight for a federal commitment on … > More

Epping Views Primary School student numbers soar

Northern Star Weekly 28 April 2015 Lexi Cottee Soaring student numbers at an Epping primary school have been the focus of an “emergency” meeting between the Department of Education and Whittlesea council. At an Aurora Community Association meeting on April 19, Whittlesea council advocacy manager Mary Agostino said Epping Views Primary School was under great strain. The school opened in … > More

Labor pledge on interchange

Whittlesea Leader 25 November 2014 Katrina Hinschen Aurora Community Association members, pictured with Whittlesea councillors Mary Lalios and Christine Stow, were overjoyed by Labor’s $40.7 million commitment to build the O’Herns Rd/ Hume Freeway interchange. The Access Denied campaign strikes again, Katrina Hinschen reports THE Labor Party has committed funding for the O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway interchange in Epping North if … > More

Labor funding for O’Herns Rd Interchange

Northern STARWEEKLY 17 November 2014 Lexi Cottee Labor has committed to funding a new interchange connecting O’Herns Road and the Hume Freeway if it wins the November 29 election. Opposition leader Dan Andrews, Yan Yean MP Danielle Green and Thomastown MP Bronwyn Halfpenny were at O’Herns Road in Epping North on Monday morning to promise a $135.7 million investment to … > More

Labor to fund O’Herns Rd interchange

Dan Andrews’ Labor Government will contribute $40.7 million towards a new ‘diamond’ interchange connecting O’Herns Road with the Hume Freeway. This was announced early Monday morning 17th November 2014 near the O’Herns Road bypass by Victoria’s State Labor leader Daniel Andrews – accompanied by State Labor MPs Bronwyn Halfpenny (Thomastown) and Danielle Green (Yan Yean). A few senior officers from … > More

Public letter on O’Herns Rd interchange

Whittlesea Leader 5 November 2014 Katrina Hinschen THE urgent need for a Hume Freeway interchange at O’Herns Rd in Epping North has been addressed in a public letter to Premier Denis Napthine and Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews. Appearing as a full-page advertisement in theWhittlesea Leader, the letter was penned by Aurora Community Association president Kathleen Ager on behalf of residents. … > More

Pollies get the message

Whittlesea Leader 14 October 2014 Katrina Hinschen POSTCARDS DEMAND TRANSPORT ACCESS FIX Picture: PAUL LOUGHNAN Sri Bashyam Thulasiraman, Tonie-Marie Wuelfert, Bronwyn Halfpenny, Greg Barber, Mary Lalios, Cara Horner, Daniel Sacchero and Tony Francis with the 7000 Access Denied postcards at Parliament House, which call for a O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway interchange and rail extension to Mernda. A TRAIN load of Access … > More

Few promises of substance

Whittlesea Leader 7 October 2014 Katrina Hinschen The major political parties are no closer to promising an O’Herns Rd/Hume Freeway interchange despite the need, as Katrina Hinschen reveals RESIDENTS walked away from the recent Whittlesea Metropolitan Transport Forum questioning what Yan Yean state election candidates are going to deliver. Yan Yean state Labor MP Danielle Green, Liberal candidate Sam Ozturk … > More

New president ready to lead

Whittlesea Leader 19 Auguest 2014 THE Aurora Community Association has welcomed a new president to the helm after its annual general meeting in July. Kathleen Ager has taken the reigns from Toni-Marie Wuelfert, who continues to be an active group member. Ms Ager is a long-time supporter of the association, is the Transport Working Group chairwoman, and has been an … > More