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

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

Lalor to Wollert train line a step closer

Whittlesea Leader 12 December 2017 Paul Shapiro Plan to purchase properties on corridor puts rail line on track   A TRAIN line connecting Lalor to Epping North and Wollert has taken a “major step forward” with the State Government set to snap up land that could pave the way for works. The Government has set aside $3.8 million from a … > More