Stage two of O’Herns Road upgrade begins

Northern Star Weekly 8 October 2019 Laura Michell Construction has started on the second stage of the O’Herns Road upgrade. The $103 million project will connect O’Herns Road with the Hume Freeway, creating better north-south connections between Cooper Street and O’Herns Road. Extra lanes will be added to O’Herns Road and the freeway. Stage one of the project was completed … > More

Better bus routes get Wollert pupils to school

Whittlesea Leader 2 September 2019 Margot Taylor Edgars Creek Secondary College pupils commuting to school by bus have been spared an almost 1km walk thanks to a new route. Late last month Thomastown state Labor MP Bronwyn Halfpenny announced the Wollert West 357 bus route would be extended from January next year to run closer to the school. At present … > More

O’Herns Road Upgrade Stage 2 Community Info Session

August 2019 Major Road Projects Victoria Come along to community drop in session   Works on Stage 2 of the O’Herns Road Upgrade are starting in early September. Come along and meet the team to find out more about the project. If you can’t make it but are interested in learning more, please sign up for updates at roadprojects.vic.gov.au Session … > More

Edgars Rd extension work under way

Whittlesea Leader 13 August 2019 Nathan Mawby Construction began last week on a missing link road connection Melbourne’s north has waited three years for. The 1km Edgars Rd extension to be built by private developer MAB Corporation will connect Coopers Rd and O’Herns Rd in Epping, helping to spread traffic and slash commute times. Joining a wider upgrade to the … > More

Green light for stage two of O’Herns Road upgrade

Northern Star Weekly 15 August 2019 Laura Michell A Hume Freeway interchange at O’Herns Road is a step closer, with work about to start on stage two of the project. The contract for the second stage of the  $103 million O’Herns Road upgrade was recently awarded to VEC Civil Engineering, following federal government approvals for the project. The upgrade is … > More

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