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2019 Adviser Autumn Edition 20 pages of Homes, Design Ideas, Land Releases and Lifestyle Opportunities

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Property sales multi-million dollar increase HEALTHY PROPERTY MARKET GROWTH‌

The latest statistics on the local property market are showing healthy growth such as the booming Kialla Lakes Estate pictured in this aerial photo. FULL STORY ON PAGE 8. Photo: Katelyn Morse.






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House & Land PAGE 3 From the floor to the walls PAGE 3 Top two legal issues that renters face PAGE 4 Find your own little sanctuary PAGE 4 The latest local building statistics PAGE 5 Keep the heat in and the cold out PAGE 6 On the doorstep of Tatura, an exciting future awaits PAGE 6 Prep your lawn for the cold PAGE 8 Property sales multimillion dollar increase PAGE 8 Way more than just sand and dirt! PAGE 12 Endless options when building a new home PAGE 12 Open-flued gas heater safety audit PAGE 14 Winter is coming… PAGE 14 While away some hours PAGE 15 Fair dinkum quality PAGE 15 Warm your home with the season’s latest looks PAGE 16 Pre-fabricated truss and frame speeds up building PAGE 16 Get the luxe look this autumn PAGE 17 Leading the charge in battery storage PAGE 17 Victoria’s solar revolution set to continue PAGE 18 Save big with ‘EggCellent’ spa sale PAGE 19 Local repairs for paint spray equipment Page 2 – The Adviser, House & Land – April 2019

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HERE is a new trend making the rounds that has been engineered specifically for DIYers…purpose built timber wall panels. A simple way to bring dimension, texture and warmth to your home, the easy DIY wall panel range is made with lightweight planks with an adhesive backing, so you can simply ‘peel and stick’ on to most wall and ceiling surfaces. This type of wall surface can be used in a variety of ways to create symmetry, continuity and style in your home.

How to install on your walls STEP 1: ACCLIMATE THE WOOD Unpack the wall panels in the room in which they will be installed, at least 72 hours prior to installation. This is to ensure the wood won’t expand or shrink with the changes in relative humidity in the surrounding air. STEP 2: GATHER YOUR SUPPLIES You will need a 60cm spirit level, measuring tape, pencil, roller, hand saw/jigsaw, a clean soft cloth and chalk and string for a chalk line. STEP 3: PREPARE THE SURFACE Detach any artworks, décor or light switch coverings. Then dry-wipe the surface with a soft cloth to eliminate dust and debris. STEP 4: MAKE SURE IT IS ALL LEVEL Don’t assume baseboards or ceilings are level check that your skirting boards and ceilings are level with

Top two legal issues that renters face


ENTERS and tenants need to be aware of their obligations when renting. They also should take safeguards to protect their interests. Here are some guidelines to follow to assist in navigating and understanding some of the issues you may face and how to address them.

your spirit level. If they’re not, measure 50cm down the wall from the ceiling and make a pencil mark. Then use a chalk line to snap a level line across the wall that you can use as a reference when installing the planks. STEP 5: GET A POLISHED FINISH Install a metal trim for exposed corner walls for outside corner walls or window openings, use a metal trim for a polished finish. Remove the adhesive at the back of the metal trim and secure into place. STEP 6: ADHERENCE TEST Test one plank on the prepared wall to ensure the panel adheres to the wall correctly. STEP 7: START APPLYING THE PLANKS Apply one plank at a time by removing the adhesive strips and sticking it to the wall. To assist with adhesion, use your roller, applying lots of pressure. Note, always work on one row at a time, either horizontally or vertically. STEP 8: ENSURING A CLEAN INSTALL Cutting panels to fit wall edges, around power outlets measure the space that needs to be covered and then measure the same dimensions on your panel, marking with a pencil so you know where to cut. Then use your hand or jigsaw to cut the plank to size. Remove your adhesion strips and apply to the wall (refer to step 4).

DO A THOROUGH CONDITION REPORT A reliable condition report can assist you greatly in the event there is a dispute between you and the landlord in relation to any damage to the rental property. Take photos of the property at the start of your tenancy, particularly of any damage present and keep those photos with your condition report. You should also consider engaging a professional building inspector to assist you in completing the condition report. Check all the electrical appliances and plumbing in the property are in good working order. You may also wish to consider what the costs of replacing fused light bulbs in the property would be, and enquire if the landlord will be responsible for such replacements.

A MODERN TREND… Purpose built timber wall panels are the latest trend in modernising your home. Photo: Supplied.

STEP 9: ENJOY! Wait for the adhesion strips to cure for at least 72 hours prior to hanging any frames or artwork. Admire a job well done.

CHECK THE TENANCY AGREEMENT CONDITIONS AND OWNERS CORPORATION RULES Do not rely on representations from the agent with regard to what you are allowed to do with the property, for example whether you can keep pets there, sub-let the property to another person or smoke inside. If you require certain things as part of your tenancy, make sure they are written into the tenancy agreement itself. They may be listed as ‘special conditions’ in the agreement. If you intend to live in an apartment complex, it is good practice to review the owners corporation rules carefully before you sign up to a tenancy agreement. These rules can be quite restrictive – and sometimes unexpectedly so. For example, some rules may provide that clothes must not be hung on the balcony or that only curtains of a certain colour may be used, to maintain the aesthetics of the building.

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Building Department summary of building permits issued for March 2019 with Greater Shepparton City Council

+29 LOCATION IS EVERYTHING… Gagliardi Scott Real Estate director, Rocky Gagliardi is encouraging everyone to consider the Stage 4 at Sanctuary Park with its convenient location near the school. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Find your own little sanctuary W ITH large picturesque lots on tree-lined streets close to St Anne’s College, Sanctuary Park is an exciting space to establish your new home. At Sanctuary Park, Kialla Lakes, there are plenty of opportunities available. You could build your dream on a large 800m2 size lot in a burgeoning part of Shepparton. With Stage 4 now selling, you’d best get in contact with Gagliardi Scott

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Real Estate quickly, as these popular lots won’t be around for long. Gagliardi Scott Real Estate director, Rocky Gagliardi said, “This development integrates surrounding landscapes and an informal network of parklands to create the perfect spot to raise a family.” For more information about Sanctuary Park and the great lifestyle on offer, contact Gagliardi Scott Real Estate on 5831 1800 or visit

building permits issued compared to March 2018

+$21M estimated spend compared to March 2019

TRUSTED LOCAL EXPERTS… From left, CC Blinds at Carpet Call carpet/ flooring specialist, Lee Frost, window covering specialist, Michelle McDermott, tile specialist, Caroline Mohi and manager, David Mohi. Photo: Ash Beks.

Keep the heat in and the cold out F

AMILY owned business Carpet Call Shepparton is a trusted local name in tile and flooring retail, providing customers with exceptional customer service for more than 35 years. Further to the great range of National Business owner and store manager, Tiles and Carpet Call options available, Caroline Mohi said, “CC Blinds products the business also offers CC Blinds, can help achieve the required energy affording customers a one-shop rating and add UV protection to homes. experience for all things flooring and “We offer our clients a free on-site windows. measure and quote, and as the blinds CC Blinds are efficient for both winter are produced in Victoria, we are able to and summer, as they keep the heat in turn around orders quickly, usually in a and the cold out. These long lasting, couple of weeks.” easy to clean blinds come in a large CC Blinds can be made to order in range of colours with many different any size and quantity, with all window fabric options available. sizes available. For your free on-site There are block out blinds, screen measure and quote, visit the friendly blinds, vertical blinds, panel glides, team today at National Tiles, 8001 roman blinds and shutters. External Melbourne Road, Shepparton or phone awnings for outside the house will soon 5823 5066 for more information. be available.

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Prepare your lawn for the cold

WE ARE all beginning to feel the oncoming chill of winter, but before it arrives, now is the time to reinvigorate your lawn. If you want to have the best looking lawn in the street, you need to get busy and set your lawn up for the cold days. FERTILISE If you only feed your lawn once a year, do it in spring; if you only fertilise twice a year, do it in spring and autumn. Feeding now will green your lawn up ahead of winter also make it stronger and better able to resist damage from extreme cold, even frost.

THE FUTURE OF TATURA IS HERE… With 10 lots already sold, Youngs & Co director, Glenn Young says Tatura Waters is going to be a popular change of lifestyle. Photo: Ash Beks.

On the doorstep of Tatura,

an exciting future awaits S ET to be one of the most highly sought after residential estates in the Goulburn Valley, Tatura Waters is a sleeping giant set to take off. Interest in these blocks is already truly piqued and if this change of lifestyle sounds like it’ll suit you give Glenn Young at Youngs & Co a call today for more information. With huge blocks ranging from 2,004m2 to landscaped parks, playgrounds and walking spaces, 2,449m2, the estate is located on the Eastern town with plenty of room to grow and enjoy an active boundary of Tatura with an entrance off Ferguson lifestyle.” Road. These blocks are fully serviced with power, For more information about the exciting Tatura town gas, town sewer, town water and a rare added Waters, give Glenn Young a call on 0438 579 993 or bonus of raw water supply for lawns and gardens. visit Youngs & Co online at Youngs & Co director, Glenn Young said, “Tatura or in person at either 62 McLennan Street, Mooroopna Waters is about to come alive, with 10 lots already or 123 Wyndham Street, Shepparton. sold! There’s going to be a stunning wetland,

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WATERING It can be easy to overlook the lawn drying out at this time of year. Windy weather can be just as drying as a hot day. Make the most of any rain or water you do apply by using soil wetter as it will improve water penetration significantly. MOWING Mowing frequency will decrease as growth slows. In autumn, your lawn is storing energy for winter so and growth/mowing frequency should drop. Ensure you clear leaves to allow your lawn as much sunlight as possible leading into the harsh winter. TIP: If your lawn doesn’t need mowing but leaves are a problem, raise the cutting height of your mower to the limit, fit the catcher and use it like a vacuum cleaner. WEED WATCH Weeds are generally not problematic in autumn but there’s one pesky variety that needs to be dealt with now. Did you find your lawn full of bindii prickles in summer? Now is the time to take action - it’s an annual weed that starts its growth in autumn.

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Way more than just sand and dirt!

CONSISTENT SUPPLY TO THE REGION… Adornado Sand and Gravel business co-owner, Ross Adornato offers the region with way more than just sand and gravel, with a speedy turnaround. Photo: Alicia Niglia


ITH more than 40 years experience operating their business, Adornato Sand and Gravel have garnered an excellent local rapport for their consistent quality service. The local, familyowned business supplies the region with sand, soil, gravel and mulches, all at a fair price. Adornato Sand and Gravel move mainly bulk carries with the majority anywhere between 700 and 900 cubic of our business revolving around the meters a day, meaning urgent client’s supply of sand, gravel, soil and mulch requests can be tended to swiftly with a products to civil customers, builders, sufficient supply of what’s needed. landscapers and commercial industries.” Adornato Sand and Gravel business Further to moving sand, gravel, soil co-owner, Ross Adornato said, “We are and mulch, Adornato Sand and Gravel

can also transport ‘oversize’ equipment and machinery for civil customers. Look out for the mountains of gravel, sand, soil and mulch at Adornato Sand

and Gravel, 420 Numurkah Road, Shepparton, or call them to discuss your needs on 5831 3002.

Property sales multi-million dollar increase THE local property sales market is booming, with the Real Estate Institute of Victoria’s latest analysis of sales volumes showing that regional areas had the largest increases across the state last year. While the volume of property sales dropped around 20 percent overall in Victoria in 2018, there were some pockets of success in regional Victoria. Of the top 10 list of the biggest increases in terms of sales volumes, nine were country towns including

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Mooroopna, with an 18.4 percent increase in property sales. But it isn’t just the existing property market doing well. Across Greater Shepparton, March has seen a $2M increase in the estimated cost of new dwellings built when compared to last year. In 2018, 26 new dwellings were built in March coming to a total estimated cost of $7,461,722 and this year there were 34 new dwellings built at a total estimated cost of

$9,669,021. When comparing from July 1, 2018 to March 2019 with the same period in the years prior there has also been a significant increase in new dwellings being built. From July 1, 2018 to March 2019 there were 266 new dwellings built coming to an estimated cost of $84,758,417. From July 1, 2017 to March 2018 there were 253 new dwellings built coming to an estimated cost of $74,549,599.

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Endless options when building a new home BUILDING YOUR DREAM… Local Hotondo Homes builder, Colin Mintern at the site of Hotondo Homes’ new display home, currently under construction on Sanctuary Drive in Kialla Lakes Estate. Photo: Alicia Niglia.


ITH over 40 years’ worth of knowledge and expertise, Hotondo Shepparton’s Colin Mintern knows a thing or two about choosing the dream home. The expert builder has shared a few tips and tricks he’s learnt along the way. “Building a home can be exciting “For many people, the kitchen is the and overwhelming, especially if you’re heart of the home, they spend a lot looking for a block of land as well, there of time in there so it’s important it has are a few things you need to consider. all the extras. Plus, it can be difficult Choosing a house and land package and expensive to update cabinetry, should be the first step; does it suit your benchtops and splashbacks regularly, lifestyle? Is it close to amenities? Is it on so they’re the things some people a sloping block? Hotondo Shepparton splurge on.” can help with all of that,” Colin said. Hotondo Shepparton has an option Once you’ve found the perfect to suit every lifestyle and once you’ve package, you can start to consider the settled on a design, Colin can guide options. Colin says while every client’s you through the entire process. needs are different, many homeowners “I really love being part of the journey choose to save on some big-ticket with the homeowners, there’s nothing purchases and splurge on others. better than seeing someone’s dream “No one likes to compromise but come to life,” Colin said. when you’re making one of the most To begin your new home journey expensive decisions of your life, every with an experienced local builder, visit dollar counts, so some people choose Colin and Sue Mintern and the Hotondo to save on items that can be updated Homes team at their display home at down the track, for instance appliances 67 Sanctuary Drive, Kialla, or give them and furniture,” Colin said. a call on 5831 2250.

Open-flued gas heater safety audit TO highlight and identify the life-safety risks posed by poorly installed open-flued gas heaters leaking carbon monoxide, the Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has launched its 2019 awareness and testing campaign. The campaign, which commenced in March, will see 150 newly installed gas heaters in Victorian homes tested over three months. The results of this campaign will inform whether plumbers need further education and training on installing and commissioning gas heaters. In Victoria over the past decade there

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have been several deaths from CO poisoning. As part of its 2019 campaign, the VBA Plumbing Audit Program is inspecting newly-installed gas heaters across the state, checking for correct installation and CO leakage. The three-month audit program follows last year’s statewide education and testing program of appropriately registered and licensed plumbers to ensure they have the skills and awareness of issues that can arise from incorrectly installed or poorly maintained gas heaters.

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HEAT UP YOUR HOME… Shepparton Barbeques Galore owner, Jason Bathman invites the community to come and try out their huge range of heaters available. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

While away some hours

Winter is coming…


HEPPARTON Home, is a one-stop lifestyle complex where you will find all of your home shopping needs. Within the retail outlets you will find the latest homewares to furnish and upgrade your home. The lifestyle experience also caters for all things pet friendly! Stores include Early Settler, Fantastic Furniture, Focus on Furniture, Godfreys, Pets Domain, Plush, Provincial Home Living and OMF. Shepparton Home is located 3km from central Shepparton across from the old Bunnings Warehouse site. With plenty of free parking and so much to see, visit Shepparton Home at 290 Benalla Road, Shepparton. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out

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FAMILIAR FACES… From left, Godfrey’s store manager, Joe Lefevre, Provincial Home Living team member, Emily McEachern, Fantastic Furniture team member, Dyleana Duckmanton, Pets Domain sales assistant, Leah Panettieri and Focus on Furniture sales assistant, Cara Wayland. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Shepparton Home is home to many participating businesses in the 2019 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

ITH winter fast approaching, now is the perfect time to invest in a heater to keep your home cosy and warm. Barbeques Galore has one of the largest ranges of wood heaters in Shepparton, with 35 wood heaters on show to choose from. Whether your style is modern or classic, Barbeques Galore has a variety of styles to suit everyone. Not sure if wood heaters are for you? Head in-store to test out some of the wood heaters on display, fired up and ready to keep you warm. Shepparton Barbeques Galore owner, Jason Bathman said, “We have some of the cleanest wood heaters on

the market, burning up to three times cleaner than the national standard for emissions. “Plus, we offer services to new and existing customers to ensure they’re never left in the cold.” Barbeques Galore has all your heating needs covered. Head in-store today to check out their large range of wood and gas heaters at 202 Corio Street, Shepparton, or phone 5821 0550. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Barbeques Galore is a participating business in the 2019 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

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HEN you are investing in a shed, barn or garage, you need assurance that you’re getting a quality product that meets the ‘Australian Standards.’ Prestige Garages & Sheds are an authorised Fair Dinkum Sheds distributor who are able to achieve this for your requirements. Fair Dinkum Sheds are constructed from genuine Bluescope Steel COLORBOND® products, and are ‘Shed Safe’ accredited backed by the Australian Steel Institute giving you the peace of mind that you are receiving a shed that meets and complies with the Australian Standards. With the new innovative ‘Site Check’ software we are able to ensure your building is structurally compliant.

Prestige Garages & Sheds business owner, Darryl Barrett said, “We take a great deal of pride in our service and building real sheds with real value for all customers. “Our buildings can be customised to suit your needs without any additional cost. We offer knowledge and experience to create site specific designs to ensure you are getting exactly what you want every step of the way. “When constructing a garage, carport or shed for your property, you want a structure that is built with both quality and reputation in mind.” Visit the Prestige Garages & Sheds display at 8050 Goulburn Valley Highway, Shepparton, phone 5823 1211 for more information or visit

IF YOU’RE GOING TO DO IT, DO IT RIGHT... Prestige Garages & Sheds business owner, Darryl Barrett provides ShedSafe certified Fair Dinkum Sheds. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Warm your home with the season’s latest looks WITH the temperature dropping, there’s no better time to warm up your home with the season’s latest looks. Two of the hottest interior trends for 2019 are the Moroccan and Botanical looks, both of which work beautifully in Australian interiors and are easy to recreate in your own home. The Moroccan look is exotic and luxurious. Think bold brights, clashing patterns and earthy, rugged textures. With its bohemian edge, this look brings a sense of energy yet warmth to a space. When you’re decorating a room, it’s always a good idea

to start with the floor. It’s one of the largest expanses of space in a home and will set the tone for the rest of your furnishings. The Moroccan look has warm, spicy undertones and an earthy feel, so seek out flooring in a warm neutral shade with plenty of texture. Timber flooring works equally well in a Moroccan scheme; again, opt for timber with warm undertones. Complete the look with a medley of bright, patterned rugs and cushions, buffed leather accessories, decorative pendants and woven wall hangings.

Another trend that translates well to Australian homes is the Botanical look, which is all about bringing nature inside. The result is a fresh, relaxed look that’s easy to love. A pale timber floor with cool undertones creates a soft, easy-to-live-with foundation for this look and contrasts beautifully with its rich, forest greens. Or, for a sumptuous feel underfoot, opt for carpet that is a textured, light neutral with flecks of colour that pick up on the tan and taupe tones in a Botanical scheme. The key to making this look work is not to overfill the space – you want it to feel light and airy.

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Get the luxe look this autumn IF YOU are updating your furniture this autumn and need to stick to a tight budget, there are a few things to consider to ensure you get the luxe look you desire.

Pre-fabricated truss and frame speeds up building A S PART of one of the largest pre-fabricated roof truss and wall frame manufacturing companies in Australia, Dahlsens Shepparton takes pride in providing the local region and further afield with quality building materials and a streamlined service. Building with prefabricated truss, frames and floor systems helps to speed up the build process and minimise the timeframe to the all-important lock up phase. It also reduces the costs of onsite labour and keeps projects moving during labour shortages. Dahlsens Shepparton has been creating employment in the local community for 13 years, delivering to building sites throughout the Riverina region, reaching as far as Albury/Wodonga, Echuca and Swan Hill. Dahlsens Shepparton plant manager, Tony Fonte said, “Since 2006, Dahlsens has been working hard with a strong focus on the quality of our products and customer service. “Not resting on our laurels, Dahlsens proactively strives to continually improve its detailing, manufacturing and installation processes, with every gain being a value add for our builders,” Tony said. Dahlsens is not only leaders in truss and frame manufacturing, the family owned 142-year-old business also operates 18 trade stores across Victoria and southern NSW who offer a comprehensive range

WORK OUT HOW MUCH YOU CAN AFFORD Before you get started on updating furniture in your home, consider which rooms you would like to update. Work out a rough budget for each room and write a list of must-update and concentrate on those furniture pieces first. Work your way to other rooms of the house as you can afford and your budget allows. If you adjust your expectations in the beginning to fit your budget it will make it easier to make purchasing decisions. LESS IS MORE Change things up a bit and bring a breath of fresh air to your interior décor. Recycle unwanted pieces of furniture you no longer need and start to de-clutter. Book a collection if the pieces are totally worn and are unable to be re-used. Add functional and affordable contemporary touches to your interior and keep it light and spacious. Remember less is more.

STREAMLINED SERVICE… Dahlsens Shepparton is one of the largest manufacturers of pre-fabricated roof truss and wall frames in Australia. Photo: Supplied.

of building materials to builders, from ‘foundation to fit-out.’ Visit Dahlsens today at 94-96 Drummond Road, Shepparton or call the friendly team today on 5831 6620.

FOCUS ON CURRENT TRENDS Moody tones are current trends for autumn as the weather cools and winter approaches. But be careful not to make your room look too dark and mix it up with light timbers and a splash of colour. Smooth velvets are still popular with rich deep blues adding real luxury in furniture pieces like armchairs, sofas and beds. Grey and black hues are popular in winter and work well with dining suites, bookcases, bar stools and sofas. Add contrasting tones such as bold cushions and lush green indoor plants to complete the luxe look. FOCUS ON THE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY While it may take up some of your valuable time, looking for the best value for your money could save you hundreds of dollars.

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new solar energy section

Victoria’s solar revolution set to continue M EFFICIENT ENERGY EXPERTS… From left, Future NRG clerical officer, Rebecca Humphreys, director, Graeme Lamb, director, Shaun Gash, sales, Dean Rankin and general manager, Brendan Power alongside the Future NRG Mobile Innovate Energy Hub. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

Leading the charge in battery storage

ORE than 30,000 Victorian households have embraced the Andrews Labor Government’s landmark Solar Homes program, reducing their power bills and helping supply more energy to our electricity grid. Recently the 10,000th rebate was paid, taking savings for Victorian households to more than $21M since the program opened last August. Due to the immense success of the program, and with rebates now almost fully subscribed, Solar Victoria will accept a final 2,000 applications for solar panel rebates this financial year. The second phase of the $1.3B Solar Homes program will begin on July 1 this year, offering Victorians even more rebates for solar panels or solar hot water. This will also mark the start of the government’s no-interest loans offer, which will allow households to install solar with no upfront costs, as well as solar panels for 50,000 rental properties and 10,000 solar batteries.

To boost safety and ensure an orderly rollout of the program, caps on the number of solar PV, hot water and battery rebates provided under the program will be set each year. This builds on previous announcements about safety standards in the Solar Homes program, including the new requirement that participating solar retailers sign up to the Clean Energy Council’s Solar Retailer Code of Conduct. The Labor Government’s Solar Homes package is helping Victorians take control of their energy bills by rolling out solar panels, solar hot water or solar batteries to 770,000 homes over the next 10 years. The Solar Homes program will cut Victoria’s carbon emissions by almost four million tonnes, the equivalent of taking one million of Victoria’s 4.6 million cars off the road. Household solar is expected to generate 12.5 percent of Victoria’s 40 percent target for renewable energy by 2025. Full details of the Solar Homes program can be found at


HEN considering buying or building your dream home or business, you want to make sure you do everything possible to save on energy costs. Future NRG favours a holistic approach to energy efficiency, which does not rely on a single service, product or technology alone. Offering more than just solar to figure what solution is best for them.” solutions, Future NRG offers customers Future NRG will also have their a complete energy solution to ensure Mobile Innovate Energy Hub featured everything in your house runs smoothly at the Eldorado Off-Grid Living Festival and cost-efficiently. All elements of the on Saturday, May 4. The mobile energy build are considered and the trained, hub affords participants the chance accredited and equipped team of to look at how the hot and cold water experts can help every step of the way. systems, air conditioning, batteries and Future NRG is also battery storage solar work, all powered by their own specialist. The team will look at your designed and built off-grid system. building plans to see if energy gleaned For more information, visit Future from solar panels can be saved for later NRG online at use in battery storage, offering even au or in person at 7957 Goulburn further savings. Valley Highway, Shepparton. To start Future NRG director, Graeme Lamb your energy savings journey, give the said, “We tailor to the customer and try friendly team a call today on 5823 5481.

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Save big with ‘EggCellent’ spa sale S

AVE big on spas with Poolwerx and Banff Spas and their EggCellent Easter Spa Sale. As the colder months approach, customers can get a deluxe or swim spa for the price of a standard, offering the chance to save up to $4,000 on extras (terms and conditions apply). The deluxe pack included free during the sale includes jet, perimeter and external lighting plus UV water purifier. Overall, the deluxe packages use less chemicals, so they’re better for you and your ongoing maintenance expenses. For full details, visit and act quickly, as the EggCellent Easter Spa Sale finishes on May 12. Further to selling a great range of spas at exceptional prices, Poolwerx also offer servicing on all spas and pools. Get your spa serviced in time for winter

or get Poolwerx to check and complete your pools shut down for the colder months, making sure you are safe and clean for summer ahead. They can bring this service to you, or you purchase everything required in store and do it yourself. Poolwerx is located at 53 Archer Street, Shepparton. For more information, visit their website online at www.poolwerx. or give the friendly team a call on 5822 4291. Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out an entry form for your chance to win a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday voucher. Poolwerx is a participating business in the 2019 GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

KEEP WARM IN THE SPA THIS WINTER… From left, Poolwerx coowner, Craig Henry, retail manager, Row Thompson and co-owner, Rosie Henry are offering a huge sale on spas. Photo: Katelyn Morse.

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Local repairs for paint spray equipment

Trades & Services FENCING

MORE THAN JUST PAINT… Shepparton Paint Place manager, Paddy Kyne is proud to present their huge range of Graco paint spray equipment and accessories. Photo: Katelyn Morse.



FFERING more than just paint and DIY solutions, Paint Place is also a stockist and authorised repairer for Graco and Wagner paint spray equipment. No job is too big for the team, with we want you to be able to get straight a speedy turnaround on locally fixed back to the job.” repairs for many of the handheld and Further to their spray equipment, electric airless paint sprayers in stock. Paint Place also has a vast range of There is also a great range of spare paint brands available. And hurry quick parts and extra fittings available. for your Easter holiday DIY projects, as Shepparton Paint Place manager, Paint Place is now offering 20 percent Paddy Kyne said, “We have a huge off selected paint brands, running range of spray equipment in stock, today until April 27. not only just for tradies but also retail Spend a minimum of $10 and fill out equipment and great stuff for DIY. an entry form for your chance to win “Paint Place will set up the spray a share of $25,000 or a $5,000 holiday equipment for you so it’s ready to use voucher. Shepparton Paint Place is straight away. We won’t hand you a a participating business in the 2019 mixed box of parts to be assembled; GMCU $30,000 Giveaway.

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Marlboro Park




Westwood Run L OU


The Grange

Seven Creeks Kialla Lakes

Sanctuary Park

Also Land Development Projects in:

Riviera Park

Kyabram Cobram

Nathalia Echuca


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