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

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

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

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

BUILDING A BETTER EPPING ROAD

Media Release 29 April 2018 The Hon Luke Donnellan MP Drivers in the growing northern suburbs will get a faster, less congested commute with major upgrades to Epping Road in Epping. The works will be part of the Andrews Labor Government’s Suburban Roads Upgrade – the biggest investment in suburban roads in Victoria’s history – to fix 22 key suburban … > More

All go for road duplication

Whittlesea Leader 20 March 2018 Paul Shapiro Council wants State and Federal governments to kick in $70 million to fund the Epping Rd project   A $70 MILLION dream solution to ease the pain of northern suburbs motorists is almost a reality with the duplication of Epping Rd set to go ahead. Whittlesea Council is already moving to ensure land … > More

O’Herns upgrade begins

Whittlesea Leader 6 March 2018 Paul Shapiro Work starts on $81 million interchange which is tipped to bring some relief to motorists   CONSTRUCTION on the first stage of the $81 million O’Herns Rd interchange upgrade has begun. The upgraded O’Herns Rd and High St intersection, complete with new traffic lights, will enable motorists direct access to the Hume Freeway. … > 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