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O’Herns Rd interchange to go ahead

Whittlesea Leader 2 July 2019 Richard Pearce Vital environmental requirements for the second stage of the O’Herns Rd works have been approved after almost two years of negotiations. The Federal Government has given the tick to management of the area’s biodiversity, including the impact on the endangered Golden Sun Moth and vulnerable Growling Grass Frog. Stage two will duplicate O’Herns … > More

Whittlesea council calls for end to O’Herns Road delays

Northern Star Weekly 4 June 2019 Laura Michell Whittlesea mayor Lawrie Cox has called on the re-elected federal government to end long-running delays that are holding up the development of O’Herns Road and the extension of Edgars Road. Cr Cox said the O’Herns Road project, which includes the duplication of the road between the Hume Freeway and Redding Rise, a … > More

Labor pledges $500,000 to investigate Wollert rail link

Northern Star Weekly 14 May 2019 Laura Michell A rail line to Wollert could become a reality if Labor wins Saturday’s federal election. Labor’s Infrastructure, Transport, Cities and Regional Development spokesman Anthony Albanese has announced that a Shorten Government will provide $500,000 towards a feasibility study for a train line to Wollert. Whittlesea council and residents of Wollert and Epping … > More

Rail push for Wollert

Northern Star Weekly 7 May 2019 Laura Michell Whittlesea council is ramping up its campaign for a train line to Wollert by calling for federal funding. Wollert and Epping North residents have long been calling for rail to be extended to Wollert, with commuters forced to travel to nearby stations or drive to work each day. Residents frequently report two-hour … > More

Design released for Epping Road revamp

Northern Star Weekly 7 May 2019 Laura Michell Extra lanes, additional traffic lights and new U-turns will be added to Epping Road as part of upgrades between Craigieburn Road East and Memorial Avenue. The revamp is part of the state government’s northern and south-eastern road upgrades package, under which $2.2 billion will be spent improving arterial roads in growth areas. … > More

Traffic time battle for Epping North residents

North Central Review 30 April 2019 Evelyn Leckie EPPING resident Priyam Shah spends 15 hours a week sitting in traffic congestion.He is one of many City of Whittlesea residents losing out on family time, social activities and the chance to exercise due to long commutes to and from work – and City of Whittlesea are petitioning for this to change. … > More

Epping North Transport and Wollert Rail

Aurora Community Association Website 6 May 2019 Tony Francis This post links to a PDF file which presents in a more readable format a case for improved Epping North transport and for building an extended rail line to Epping North and Wollert. The file started life in 2011 as a submission on outer suburban infrastructure that went to the Outer … > More

We need the Wollert rail

Whittlesea Leader 16 April 2019 Whittlesea Council We need the Federal Government to help make the Wollert rail line a reality. A train line extension to Wollert within the next ten years is vital.

Roads nightmare a huge impact: I miss dinner with family

Whittlesea Leader 16 April 2019 Priyam Shah I CAN’T remember the last time I got home from work in time to have dinner with my family. I leave before my daughter is awake in the morning and see her for a very short time before she is tucked into bed each night. There is no time for sporting activities or … > More

National Nightmare Commute Day: Going nowhere fast on High Street

Northern Star Weekly 9 April 2019 Laura Michell Star Weekly joined Whittlesea council as it attempted to drive a bus from Wollert to Melbourne’s CBD last week for National Nightmare Commute Day. Here’s what happened. The 24-kilometre journey from Wollert to Melbourne’s CBD, via High Street and St Georges Road, should take 55 minutes. But the daily reality for Whittlesea … > More