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Responses to Arguments Against Wollert Rail Campaigning

ACA Website Post 16 September 2018 (Updated) Tony Francis This post builds on a recent ACA post on 8 September about campaigning for the Wollert rail (see website http://www.aurora.asn.au/2018/09/aca-campaign-for-rail-and-roads/). Arguments abound with regard to opposing the Wollert rail proposal. As soon as one is countered, another pops up so that this rail continues to be deferred indefinitely causing much hardship … > More

Air your transport concerns

Whittlesea Leader 11 September 2018 Margot Taylor Parties to face grilling on gridlock   THERE is no question Whittlesea is plagued by transport issues. And people will have the chance to air their transport grievances at a Leader Transport Forum on October 4. Crippling congestion on Plenty, Epping and Bridge Inn roads will be discussed, as will the future of … > More

ACA Campaign: Build Wollert Rail & Improve Local Roads

ACA Website Post 8 September 2018 Tony Francis Earlier ACA contributions to local transport campaigning have involved petitions with detailed arguments on why the Victorian State Government needs to fund improved local transport services. Government responses to these petitions have been largely superficial and/or irrelevant suggesting the Government will be much more impressed if it can be shown that such … > More

Mernda rail is a victory for the whole community

Whittlesea Leader 4 September 2018 THE rail extension to Mernda was years in the making. Here’s how it happened. 1959: Mernda Station closed after the line was only electrified to Lalor. Epping Station was reopened in the 1960s. 1999: The Labor Party says it will extend the rail line from Epping to South Morang if it wins the election. 2002: … > More

FREE ACA celebration BBQ lunch 26th August 2018

Aurora Community Association Notification 21 August 2018 ACA This is an invitation to members, ex-members and friends of the Aurora Community Association together with their families to attend a FREE celebration BBQ lunch on the 26th August 2018. They will be able to relax and socialise with others from the Epping North/ Wollert community at this family friendly event with free … > More

School waits on works

Whittlesea Leader 21 August 2018 Margot Taylor Edgars Creek Secondary College calls for cash to complete promised future stages on time CLASSES have started at Wollert’s newest school, but doubts remain about when two crucial stages of the campus will be complete. Edgars Creek Secondary School, which has 80 students, opened at the start of term 3 before the completion … > More

School council claims Edgars Creek Secondary College is “incomplete”

Northern Star Weekly 13 August 2018 Laura Michell Students at Edgars Creek Secondary College are being taught in an unfinished school, according to the school council. Students moved into the new Epping North school at the start of term three, after spending the first two terms at Mernda Central College. The state government fast-tracked construction of the school last year to … > More

Future of Aurora Community Association

ACA AGM Notes 24 July 2018 Tony Francis The Annual General Meeting of the Aurora Community Association (ACA) was held on Tuesday 24th July 2018 – mainly to form a new committee to organise and run the ACA for the year 2018/2019. Attendance at this meeting was quite small and there were insufficient people to form a new committee. The … > More

Winter 2018 Newsletter

The Winter 2018 newsletter from the Aurora Community Association is now available at: http://www.aurora.asn.au/downloads/aca-newsletters/ Contents include: President’s Report ACA- AGM – Come join the team Multi Cultural Event Events & Programs ACA Bin Stickers Free Heartfulness Meditation Pokies Play Campaign FROGG Kangaroos in Epping Sprout Hub Creeds Farm Activities Free Women's Health Day Pencil Art Classes Epping North Scout Group … > More

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