Camberwell Citizen - Issue #2

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CITIZEN YOUR GUIDE TO EVERYTHING LOCAL

MAKING CAMBERWELL BEAUTIFUL A look at how Camberwell has been beautified through improvement works

GEMS OF CAMBERWELL The spots worth seeking out and exploring

SPICE OF LIFE A guide to spices for hearty home cooking

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CONTENTS 4 • MAKING CAMBERWELL BEAUTIFUL

A look at how Camberwell has been beautified through improvement works.

6 • GEMS OF CAMBERWELL

The spots worth seeking out and exploring.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

8 • THE BEAUTY OF BOUTIQUES

For our second edition of The Camberwell Citizen we highlight some of the best things about Camberwell.

Where to find one-of-a-kind garments and unique accessories.

Our main feature looks at how Camberwell has been beautified in recent months through improvement works, and there are plans in place to continue making the area more attractive with the aim to boost the local economy.

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We also share some of Camberwell’s gems – the spots worth seeking out and exploring – including local icons, hidden bars and places to find unique treasures.

A guide to spices for hearty home cooking.

10 • CAMBERWELL CATCH-UP

Catch up on what’s been happening in the Camberwell precinct.

Camberwell is also renowned for its selection of fashion boutiques that offer those one-of-a-kind garments and unique gifts and accessories. We give you tips on where to go to find those special items you just can’t get elsewhere. With the cooler season well and truly here, we naturally turn to spending more time indoors and nothing satisfies more than a home cooked meal. Our guide to spices for home cooking provides the perfect inspiration for that classic curry, hearty stew or baked pudding. I hope you enjoy the reads in this issue and do let us know if there are any stories you’d like to see covered in future.

Sharon Green Editor

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MAKING CAMBERWELL BEAUTIFUL Camberwell has been beautified in recent months through improvement works, and there are plans in place to continue making the area more attractive.

Several refurbishment projects have recently taken place around Camberwell to revitalise and improve the area, and the community is reaping the benefits. Shopping precincts, laneways and carparks have been modernised over the past year alone, with a new community centre and a major upgrade to a shopping centre to follow in the coming months. Several laneways that connect the Camberwell Junction shopping precinct have been revitalised, including Commerce Lane, the laneway that connects Market Place to Prospect Hill Rd, and the covered arcade between Burke Rd and the Target carpark. Mayor of Boroondara Cr Jim Parke said the council was committed to enhancing the streetscapes of local shopping centres. “Our community values the presence of vibrant shops close to home because they foster a sense of community and enable residents to live locally and contribute to a thriving local economy,” he said. Major works are underway at The Well shopping centre, part of an $18 million redevelopment project. The centre will offer shoppers a food and dining hub in addition to a new selection of retailers, improvements to the centre’s amenities and facade, and an off-street laneway precinct accessible via Burke Rd.

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ISPT Retail Services General Manager Sam Curry said the development of the new dining precinct is expected to breathe new life into the shopping centre. “The redevelopment is in response to changes to the area; with 15 new apartment developments and more than 500 new dwellings; the area will be burgeoning with residents in search of food and dining options,” he said. Another upcoming project will be the redevelopment of the Camberwell Community Centre. Currently, the centre operates as two separate sites that are 1km apart and the new two-storey building will consolidate all programs and activities under the one roof. Looking to other future works, foreshadowed funding is included in the draft 2018-19 Boroondara Council Budget to revitalise Cookson St, between Burke Rd and Holly St, to create a safer environment for pedestrians and road users. As part of the Victorian Government’s Safer Cyclists and Pedestrians Fund, the council will also install 10 raised pedestrian treatments at intersections with Burke Rd, Riversdale Rd and Camberwell Rd. The aim is to improve pedestrians’ safety, amenity and attractiveness of the Camberwell Junction shopping centre.

ABOVE LEFT: Artist Stephen Baker at his mural in the laneway that connects Market Place to Prospect Hill Rd. ABOVE: An artist’s impression of The Well redevelopment. RIGHT: Artwork in the arcade between Burke Rd and the Target carpark.


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Some of the recent and upcoming improvement works in Camberwell include:

BURKE AVENUE CARPARK

REFRESHED LANEWAYS

Burke Avenue carpark underwent improvement works in 2017 to make the area safer and more accessible for drivers and pedestrians. Works included reconfiguring the carpark to allow more efficient use of space, installing shaded seating areas, improving pedestrian connections (including zebra crossings), retaining mature trees and planting new trees, and improving lighting, seating, landscaping and bicycle parking.

Five laneways in the Camberwell Junction shopping centre will be the first to be improved under Boroondara Council’s Laneways Strategy. The laneway that connects Market Place to Prospect Hill Rd received a colourful makeover in August 2017, with Melbourne artist Stephen Baker behind the design. Commerce Lane has been overhauled with new pavements, improved lighting, greening and seating. The canopy of the covered arcade between Burke Rd and the Target carpark was repainted and light boxes have been installed to showcase the artwork along the arcade. Other laneways to be refurbished include Stanley Place and the lane between The Well carpark and Harold St.

CAMBERWELL CENTRAL Over the past year Aldi and Officeworks joined Woolworths and Target as part of the redevelopment of Camberwell Central. The upgrade included improved access to the upper level and an extra lift. The refurbishment has beautified the area and compliments recent upgrades to the Camberwell Fresh Food Market.

CAMBERWELL FRESH FOOD MARKET The Camberwell Fresh Food Market underwent a substantial upgrade, with works completed in 2016-17. Works included new floor and wall finishes, signage to shops, new traders and a relocated fruit and vegetable section. Lighting, public toilets, a covered walkway and external paving have also been improved. There is now an expanded paved footpath, new street furniture and plantings to the south end of Station St, adjacent to the northern entrance to the market.

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The Well shopping centre is currently undergoing major renovations and shoppers can look forward to a new food and dining hub as part of the $18 million redevelopment. The upgrade will include a dining precinct with family-focused food and beverage options, as well as new retail offerings and enhancements to the current centre amenity and facade. Stage one works have commenced and are expected to conclude by December 2018.

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CARPARK MURAL A mural by artist James Voller was installed on the exterior wall of the electrical substation in the Station St carpark in Camberwell to enhance the appearance of the shopping centre and help deter graffiti.

CAMBERWELL COMMUNITY CENTRE Boroondara Council is proposing to build a new centre at 33-35 Fairholm Grove to ensure the facility continues to meet the demand for programs and a growing population. New features will include multi-purpose spaces for neighbourhood house programs, dedicated facilities for art and pottery classes, improved meeting spaces for seniors and an expanded maternal and child health centre which includes a sleep-settling centre. Works are due to begin in mid-2019, with the new building to open in mid-2020.

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GEMS OF CAMBERWELL Some of the most wonderful places in Camberwell shopping precinct are local icons, hidden venues and historic sites. They are the gems of Camberwell. And like all treasures, some shine brightly in the sun, while others, just as precious, remain tucked away to delight visitors who seek them out or simply happen across them.

RIVOLI CINEMA The iconic Rivoli Cinema transports visitors back to a time when a night at the movies was a glamorous affair; a place where memories were made. Originally opened in 1940, the Art Deco cinema has been meticulously restored and maintained. With its grand staircase, plush interiors and rooftop bar, the Rivoli is one of the few grand cinemas still operating today.

BAR NONE

ROTARY CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET

Located in an unmarked building, and entered through a door with a simple sign beckoning visitors towards the basement, Bar None is literally a hidden gem. The secretive vibe recreates a prohibition-style experience, complemented by low lighting and cool jazz music. Settle in for the night on one of the many couches and booths, because there are over 300 spirits behind the bar, which is staffed by specially-trained bar tenders keen to find the perfect cocktail for your mood and personality.

Every Sunday morning Camberwell comes alive with the aroma of coffee and the thrill of market-goers stumbling across a special hidden treasure that has sparked a beloved memory or inspiration. A Melbourne institution, the Camberwell Sunday Market is home to about 370 stalls that sell second hand goods, antiques, bric-a-brac, collectibles and more. Entry is by gold coin donation, which supports several charitable causes. Since 1976 the market has raised more than $14 million for charity.

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CAMBERWELL FRESH FOOD MARKET

CAMBERWELL ANTIQUE CENTRE

Tradition – it’s what the Camberwell Fresh Food Market is built on and what makes it such an iconic experience today. Originally built in the 1930s on the site of an old horse carriage factory, many of the market stalls are staffed by second and third generation stallholders who offer quality fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, seafood and flowers. Of course, produce is only part of the experience. It’s ‘slow’ shopping at its finest, so take some time to enjoy the food stalls and entertainment, and soak up the atmosphere of this very Camberwell experience.

Housed in one of Camberwell’s iconic heritage buildings, Camberwell Antique Centre is an Aladdin’s cave of antiques and collectables. Adored by visitors keen to soak up the atmosphere of one of Australia’s largest antique collections, this gem is also a destination for dedicated collectors and antique connoisseurs. Many people travel from around the country to find a treasure among the collection of period furniture, silver, collectable china, Australian pottery, sporting memorabilia, estate and vintage jewellery, oriental collectables, paintings, and perfume bottles.

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THE BEAUTY OF BOUTIQUES There’s beauty in being able to find a distinctive garment or rare piece of jewellery. Here’s where you can find those special items you just can’t get elsewhere.

MONTEBELLO EMPORIUM

HEAD TO TOE

Head to this bright boutique for a gorgeous selection of designer clothing and accessories sourced both internationally and locally. Montebello Emporium’s strong point is that it offers a variety of brands – choose from Life With Bird, Cable, M.A Dainty, Binny, Izzi, Elm, Salus, Kate Spade and more. Montebello Emporium: Rear 596 Burke Rd, Camberwell

For unique accessories such as jewellery, evening bags, hats and scarves, be sure to visit Head to Toe. The boutique sources products from across the globe and proudly stocks international jewellery brands like Mariana, Melano, and Firucci. For that special item, such as a Swedish Daniel Wellington watch or an Akubra hat, this is your one-stop shop. Head to Toe: 564 Burke Rd, Camberwell

MEREDITH Founded in 1962, Meredith is renowned for its quality knitwear in clean and bright colours. Meredith’s knitwear is made from fabrics like ethical Angora, Merino wool and other natural fibres which are designed to last for years. If you’re looking to add a splash of colour to your wardrobe, look no further than Meredith. Meredith: 825 Burke Rd, Camberwell

EBONY M For unique, one-of-a-kind garments and accessories, head to Ebony M. Located at Camberwell Junction, the boutique specialises in luxurious knitwear, Italian boots and unique garments from labels such as Elka Collective, Free People, Desigual and Foxwood. Store stylist Daniela Scivetti (pictured above) said the boutique offers classic garments with a point of difference. Ebony M: 721A Burke Rd, Camberwell

SILVERMAPLE BOUTIQUE Silvermaple has a range of classic styles from a variety of brands including Mela Purdie, Verge, Not Your Daughter’s Jeans and Tani. The labels on offer in the boutique are personally selected by store owner Leasa Cahill. “We pick labels that are durable, longlasting, feel good on the body, and that you can create wardrobe staples with,” she said. Silvermaple Boutique: 682 Burke Rd, Camberwell

DICKORY DOCK If you haven’t been professionally ‘fitted’ for years, Dickory Dock offers a personal lingerie fitting service in an elegant and intimate environment. The boutique, which has been based in Camberwell for more than 70 years, specialises in bras, corsetry, post-surgical garments and swimwear. Garments are sourced from abroad to ensure the highest quality fabrics, styles and brands. Dickory Dock: 945 Burke Rd, Camberwell Other boutiques in Camberwell include Havana, Oska, Kat & Magee, Sketa and Cavalier Menswear.

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SPICE OF LIFE Spices offer an incredible way to enhance the flavour of food and can truly transform a dish. Spices bring colour and aroma to a meal, and most of them come with a host of health benefits.

TURMERIC It’s the yellowy orange trademark spice of Indian cuisine, but thanks to its reported anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is currently experiencing a surge in popularity. Not just limited to food, turmeric is now making an appearance in special lattes at the most fashionable cafes. Cooking tip: Don’t limit turmeric to curries – it also works well in vegetable and rice dishes, soups and stir fry.

CAYENNE PEPPER A hot spice originally from Central America, cayenne pepper is made from ground pepper. Not for the faint-hearted, a little cayenne pepper goes a long way, and is a great way to add heat to food without radically changing its flavour. Cayenne pepper claims to have metabolism-boosting properties and may lower blood pressure. Cooking tip: Cayenne pepper makes a great seasoning for meat rubs.

CINNAMON

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It’s a spice that is considered an essential ingredient in baked dishes around the world – everyone knows its soul mate is the baked apple. But cinnamon is also a key ingredient in many Middle Eastern savoury dishes, including tagine and slow-cooked meats. With a sweet and slightly woody aroma, cinnamon is said to alleviate digestive discomfort. Cooking tip: Add a dash of cinnamon to your coffee or porridge as a sugar substitute.

If Christmas had a scent it would be nutmeg. Most commonly sprinkled on eggnogs, cocktails, pies and desserts, nutmeg has a distinctly nutty and slightly sweet scent. It is believed nutmeg aids digestion and helps to relieve pain. Cooking tip: Nutmeg pairs well with egg dishes and cheese sauces, so add a sprinkle to baked custard or macaroni and cheese.

CUMIN An aromatic spice with earthy overtones, cumin is an essential spice in South American home cooking, as well as Indian curries and rice dishes. Cumin has a bitter yet slightly sweet taste and is commonly used in curries, stews and spice blends. It’s also a spice believed to play an important role in gut health. Cooking tip: Rub cumin into heads of cauliflower before roasting to turn the usually plain vegetable into something magical.

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GINGER Spicy, fresh, sweet and tangy, ginger is a truly versatile spice. Ground ginger livens up smoothies and cocktails, and is popular in European desserts and Asian cuisines. Ginger is also considered to be a great immune system booster and cold reliever. Cooking tip: Infuse ginger into milk and cream to create a tangy custard or ice cream.

PAPRIKA Created from the dried fruits of bell or chilli peppers, the types of paprika vary in heat and taste, including: smoky, hot and spicy, sweet, and bitter. The flavour varies from mild to quite robust, but it’s not as hot as chilli or cayenne pepper. This rich red powder will add incredible colour to a dish, and it is also packed with Vitamin A. Cooking tip: Paprika complements most tomato-based casseroles and soups, and pairs well with Mediterranean dishes.

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CAMBERWELL C ATC H - U P There has been plenty of activity taking place in Camberwell in recent months and lots in store for the coming weeks.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES Stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained during school holidays? There are plenty of things to do in Camberwell. Here are some options: • Go to the iconic Rivoli Cinemas to see the latest family feature • Visit Riot Art & Craft, pick up some supplies and start an art or craft project at home • Treat the kids to a game of slot car racing at Race Party • Grab an ice cream from Baskin-Robbins or gelato from Trampoline • Register the kids for pottery, art and other creative classes at Camberwell Community Centre • Head to Camberwell Antique Centre to search for vintage toys and games.

DINE IN DINE OUT – AUGUST 4 Camberwell’s annual food event Dine In Dine Out returns on Saturday, August 4. The event is put on by the Camberwell traders to promote the food offering in the precinct and will offer laneway pop-up parks, live music, food and wine tastings, demonstrations, roving entertainers and more. Evans Place laneway will transform into a pop-up park and offer music, games and food from vendors. Burke Avenue carpark, adjacent to The Well, will offer carnival rides, food trucks, a petting zoo, community stalls and live music. Camberwell’s famous antique fire truck will also be available for free rides around the precinct, departing from the Market Place carpark. When the sun goes down, Evans Place laneway will transform into the After Dark Jazz Park, with a live jazz band, dancing, food and wine available to enjoy the evening. It’s a great day out for the family, with plenty on offer for all ages. We hope you can join us. Details: dineindineout.com.au

UPGRADES CONTINUE AT THE WELL

• Dinner with A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window – September 3

Refurbishment works at The Well shopping centre are underway and shoppers can look forward to a new food and dining hub as part of the $18 million redevelopment. The upgrade will include a state-ofthe-art dining precinct featuring family-focused food and beverage options. Planned works will incorporate new retail offerings, enhancements to the current centre amenity and facade, and an off-street laneway precinct accessible via Burke Rd. Current tenants in The Well, including Coles, JB HIFI, fresh food grocers and specialty retailers, will remain open throughout the redevelopment period and trading hours will not change. Stage one works have commenced and are expected to conclude by December 2018. Hoarding with signage will continue to communicate details about the works, so look out for these to stay updated.

• Dinner with bestselling Australian author Liane Moriarty – September 25

FATHER’S DAY COMPETITION

• Dinner with bestselling British author Minette Walters – November 12

With Father’s Day coming up on September 2, the Camberwell traders will be running a competition to mark the occasion. Keep an eye out for details at camberwellshopping.com.au

DYMOCKS LITERARY EVENTS Running for more than 15 years, Dymocks literary events has brought best-selling authors, politicians and celebrities to Camberwell. Some of the authors that have featured at the events include Jodi Picoult, Marian Keyes and Matthew Reilly, politicians John Howard and Peter Costello, and TV personalities Kerri-Anne Kennerley and Ray Martin. Guests can enjoy a sit-down dinner and drinks, followed by a talk by the author and book signings. It’s a lovely night out and a great way to meet your favourite authors. Upcoming events:

• Dinner with bestselling Australian author Matthew Reilly – November 29 Details and bookings: camberwellshopping.com.au

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SHOP NEWS THE CHOCOLATE BOX

LOVE ATHLETICA

The Chocolate Box is celebrating 60 years of operation. The Camberwell store was purchased in 1977 by Rose and Richard Adler, and today the business is still in the family and run by second-generation owner operators Marion Adler Bishop and Gary Adler.

New pilates studio Love Athletica has opened in Camberwell and offers dynamic reformer pilates classes, fusing elements of strength training, cardio and yoga. First-time visitors can enjoy an introductory offer of 4 classes for $40. Book at loveathletica.com.au

CAMBERWELL PILATES

OHSHO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Camberwell Pilates now offers classes to teens aged 12 and over. Small class sizes allow for individual attention. To book, phone (03) 9882 4747.

Looking to try a new Japanese restaurant? Look no further than Ohsho. The Camberwell eatery offers modern Japanese cuisine made with craftsman spirit.

F45 TRAINING CAMBERWELL JUNCTION

WELLNESS SIMPLIFIED

F45 Training Camberwell Junction has joined the precinct and is ready to help locals sweat like the pros with their innovative, challenging and systemised team training workout.

Access naturopath and holistic nutrition services at Wellness Simplified. The clinic treats health issues including women’s hormones, fertility, digestion, thyroid health, stress and sleep disturbances.

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ABOVE: The Chocolate Box owner operators Marion Adler Bishop and Gary Adler.

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BELOW: F45 Training Camberwell Junction offers systemised team training workouts.

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Level 1, 574 Burke Rd

FODDIES

393 Camberwell Rd Foddies is now open in Camberwell and offers up delicious low FODMAP and gluten free meals. They’re open 7 days a week (former Red Robyn cafe location).

HSBC

Shop 18-20 Camberwell Arcade, 600-606 Burke Rd Banking institution HSBC has moved to a new location and can now be found at the Camberwell Arcade at 600-606 Burke Rd (the former Laurent store).

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