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ACA ‘Connect Communities’ Transport Campaign Logo

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 20 February 2018 ACA The Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Working Group has now come up with its own logo (see above) which features the campaign name ‘CONNECT COMMUNITIES’ and states the main campaign concerns ‘IMPROVE LOCAL ROADS’ and ‘BUILD WOLLERT RAIL’.  The message ‘IMPROVE LOCAL ROADS’ will be mainly about duplicating Epping Road … > More

Case Study 5 on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 7 February 2018 ACA and Whittlesea Council More local advocacy contributions are very much needed in the campaign for a train line to Wollert. The train line is a political (not an urban planning) issue and there is a need to influence government Members of Parliament in general. MPs are especially influenced when a … > More

Lyndarum Drive roundabout safety fears

Northern Star Weekly 6 February 2018 Laura Michell Work has started on the construction of an Epping North roundabout residents fear will endanger their safety. Construction of the Lyndarum Drive and Great Brome Avenue roundabout began on January 22. Councillors voted in November to build a $350,000 roundabout at the intersection, despite objections from the community. The intersection has been … > More

Case Study 4 on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 30 January 2018 ACA and Whittlesea Council In the hope, of strengthening the campaign for the Wollert train line, at least five cases are being presented of people in Epping North and Wollert experiencing major stress and hardship because of inadequate local transport services. More local contributions are very much needed. A lot of … > More

Combined force for roads

Whittlesea Leader 30 January 2018 Bridie Byrne Whittlesea and Hume councils unite to lobby government   WHITTLESEA and Hume councils have joined forces to lobby the State Government to build “desperately” needed road upgrades in Melbourne’s north. In a first, the councils have made a joint submission to State Treasurer Tim Pallas seeking a northern Outer Suburban Arterial Roads (OSAR) … > More

Case Studies 2 & 3 on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 23 January 2018 ACA Additional and wider roads are needed in Epping North and Wollert but without a rail line they will only attract more cars and trucks which will result in more congestion. In the hope, of strengthening the campaign for the Wollert train line, at least five cases are being presented of … > More

Whittlesea Council bin contractor dumped

Whittlesea Leader 23 January 2018 Paul Shapiro Rats, cats spread garbage on streets as waste not collected   WHITTLESEA Council has dumped bin contractor Visy following weeks of disruptions to bin collections across the municipality. Visy will continue to collect bins for the council up until the end of June this year. City transport and presentation director Nick Mann said … > More

Edgars Creek Secondary College Meet the Principal

Lendlease publication 8 January 2018 Lendlease This post links to a Lendlease introduction to Edgars Creek Secondary College Principal Joanne Camozzato.  Please click website to learn about the construction of this college at Aurora. It is located on Edgars Road and has been welcoming enrollments for year 7 students in 2018 and 2019.

ACA response to Minister’s reply on Wollert train line

ACA Email 12 January 2018 Aurora Community Association In early November 2017 the Minister for Public Transport, Jacinta Allan replied to Craig Ondarchie’s question in the Legislative Council on 7th of September 2017 “Can the minister tell me when the commencement of the train line to Epping North and Wollert will occur?” The answer referred to current major government transport … > More

Case Studies on Local Transport Stress and Hardship

Aurora Community Association (ACA) Transport Campaigning 12 January 2018 ACA and Whittlesea Council In August 2017, the Aurora Community Association (ACA) produced a submission for a rail line extension to Epping North and Wollert in within 10 years (see http://www.aurora.asn.au/2017/08/submission-for-rail-line-extension-to-epping-north-and-wollert-within-10-years/). In the following December, The Whittlesea Leader newspaper announced State government funding to acquire the remaining land needed for the … > More