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ACA Annual General Meeting 24th July 2018 7.30pm

ACA Email 20 July 2018 Aurora Community Association Venue: Creeds Farm Living & Learning Centre, 2 Snugburgh Way, Epping VIC 3076 Time:    7.30pm – 9.00pm (arrive 7.00pm for a prompt 7.30pm start). Light refreshments provided. RSVP: for catering purposes by 5pm Sunday 22nd July 2018 at http://aca-agm-2018.eventzilla.net/ Guest Speaker: A representative from VicRoads will provide an update on the O’Herns road Upgrade project … > 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

Whittlesea Council Submissions for Road Duplication in Epping and Wollert

Whittlesea Council Website October 2017 Whittlesea Council Whittlesea Council road submissions relevant to the ACA ‘Connect Communities’ Transport Petition may be found at website https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/about-us/advocating-for-community-needs/roads/ Whittlesea Council states here that ‘We are experiencing significant and worsening traffic congestion. Many residents have 2 hour daily commutes to work that significantly impact their wellbeing. The 2018/19 Victorian State Budget funds upgrades and … > More

Whittlesea Council Case for Train Line to Wollert

Whittlesea Council Website October 2017 Whittlesea Council A summary of the Whittlesea Council’s case for a train line to Wollert may be found at:  https://www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/about-us/advocating-for-community-needs/public-transport/ This summary begins with the following. A train line to Wollert Our community urgently needs a train line to Wollert.  Many residents currently face a two-hour one way commute to work, missing out on important … > More

Questionable Alternatives to Wollert Rail

Daniel Bowen Website & The Age 10 April 2018/ 11 May 2018 Daniel Bowen Two questionable alternatives to building Wollert rail on the Wollert transport corridor are: A rapid transit busway Light rail Major issues arising from these alternatives are covered in recent writings by Daniel Bowen from the Public Transport Users Association. Daniel Bowen’s article ‘Catch Skybus in peak … > More

Trash improvement promised

Whittlesea Leader 8 May 2018 Margot Taylor New garbage and recycling collection service contractors get to work   A NEW fleet of rubbish and recycling trucks have hit the streets of Whittlesea amid ongoing complaints about the service of the previous provider. New provider JJ Richards and Sons started kerbside collection on Monday, April 30. Whittlesea Mayor Kris Pavlidis said … > More

Whittlesea council asks for monitor for six months

Northern Star Weekly 9 May 2018 Laura Michell Whittlesea council will ask the state government to appoint a municipal monitor for six months to review the governance of the council. Three councillors – Ricky Kirkham, Caz Monteleone and Alahna Desiato – called a special council meeting on Tuesday night in which they pushed for a monitor to be appointed for … > More

Whittlesea council to consider appointing municipal monitor

Northern Star Weekly 2 May 2018 Laura Michell UPDATE: Whittlesea mayor Kris Pavlidis  has welcomed the request for a municipal mointor to be appointed to the council. “The City of Whittlesea is at an exciting stage of growth and prosperity and requires mature, responsible and transparent decision makers around the table, ” she said. “As chairperson I have been increasingly … > More

Budget cash for ‘long overdue’ road upgrades in north

Northern Star Weekly 30 April 2018 Laura Michell Five of the most congested roads in Whittlesea and Hume will be duplicated as part of a  $2.2 billion budget commitment. The 2018-19 state budget, which will be handed down tomorrow, will include funding to upgrade 13 arterial roads across the northern and south-eastern suburbs. In the north, more than $1 billion … > More

Sacking call for Whittlesea Council

Northern Star Weekly 30 April 2018 Laura Michell Whittlesea council should be thrown out and an administrator appointed if its behaviour doesn’t improve, according to one councillor. North ward councillor and former mayor Ricky Kirkham told Star Weekly he was considering his future on the council amid months of growing tension between councillors. Star Weekly understands that another councillor has … > More