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Friday, December 18, 2009

Who is that masked man? The world’s latest super-hero joined forces with the Mildura Weekly to wind up our recent ‘Can Do’ campaign for the Salvos, and this week joined Weekly manager Stuart Mensch to hand over more than 20 boxes of foodstuffs to Captain Jeff Waller for distribution to the needy this Christmas. See Page 2.

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The Warrior joins ‘Can Do’ success... • OUR HERO: There’s a new super hero in town, and his mission is to assist the Mildura Weekly with community service and support programs.

WHEN the call went out from the Salvos for a bit of extra help with food hampers for the needy this Christmas, it was a case of ‘The Weekly Warrior’ to the rescue. The world’s latest super hero, complete with custom-made ‘chopper’ motorcycle, spread the word through the Weekly’s ‘Can Do’ campaign, and within a matter of weeks, about 20 boxes of cans and other non-perishable foodstuffs were ready for the Salvos to collect. It couldn’t have come at a better time, according to Bob Cochrane, manager of community services for the Salvation Army at Mildura. “We expect to distribute around 300 food hampers to needy families this Christmas, and this latest donation will top it off nicely,” he said. His thanks were echoed by Salvation Army Captain Jeff Waller, who said he was continually impressed with the generosity of Sunraysia people who put up their hand to help ensure the region’s disadvantaged didn’t go without at Christmas. Capt Waller and Mr Cochrane collected the Mildura Weekly ‘Can Do’ boxes of food earlier this week, ready for an army of volunteers to spread it through the hampers in time for distribution yesterday and today. “This is in addition to the assistance we traditionally receive, so it is

greatly appreciated,” Mr Cochrane said. “These hampers can mean the difference between some of the disadvantaged in our community just surviving, or having a meaningful festive season with plenty of food on the table for themselves and their families.” It has been estimated that the Salvation Army distributes in excess of $200,000 a year in welfare services, vouchers, food and clothing to the needy in Sunraysia. At one stage, just two

• HELPING HAND: This week the ‘Weekly Warrior’ was helping with our successful ‘Can Do’ campaign, resulting in 20 boxes of food for the Salvos to distribute in time for Christmas. Helping the Salvos’ Bob Cochrane get the boxes ready are Lyn Thurlow, Judy Tyers and Marie Innes.

or three months ago, the Salvos were fielding inquiries and requests for help at the rate of between 50 and 60 a day. “There are lot of people hurting out in the community,” Mr Cochrane said. “And you never know who is next. It could be the person whose business has failed, people like winery workers or truckies who have

lost their jobs, of people coming in as a result of a family break-up or crisis. “We just try to help them all. No-one is ever turned away, and it is a very satisfying and rewarding experience to be able to offer some help, some relief and above all, some hope for their future.” Bob said one of the main aims of volunteers this year, and as usual

there will be dozens of them offering a valuable and selfless service, would be to again ensure youngsters get at least three new Christmas presents in their ‘stocking,’ along with food and clothing. It’s a Salvos tradition, aimed at bringing a smile to their face, and some joy to their lives. Sometimes it’s tough to get enough to go round, especially with Governments tightening their belts in welfare handouts, and Bob says that’s why he appreciates the continued support, in cash and kind, of an always-generous

Sunraysia community. Mildura Weekly general manager Stuart Mensch said the newspaper was more than happy to assist the Salvos through the ‘Can Do’ campaign as part of its community service program. “Now that we have The Weekly Warrior’ on board, we will be planning the promotion of more not-for-profit community-based activities which will feature our new super hero,” he said. “He actually comes in two sizes… so don’t be surprised when – and where – the Weekly Warrior is going to pop up next.”

Police promise crime crackdown POLICE say they’ll be concentrating on private houses as well as Mildura’s city streets in their crackdown on alcoholfuelled crime over the Christmas/New Year period. Mildura Police Senior Sergeant Steve Phelan said there would be an increased police presence throughout Mildura, particularly on Friday and Saturday nights over the coming two weeks. Sen. Sgt Phelan said the Christmas/New Year crack-

down started last weekend and included members from most Mildura-based units, including uniform members and the Criminal Investigation and Traffic Management Units. He said while there would be no increase in numbers from outside the area there would be more police on the streets. “We’ve increased the number of members on the roads and on the streets on Friday and Saturday nights, not only

in the CBD, but in residential neighbourhoods,” Sen. Sgt Phelan said. He said police were often called to alcohol-related incidents at many private houses at this time of the year, not just Mildura’s pubs and clubs. Fortunately, Mildura got off to a relatively quiet Christmas/ New Year period last weekend. Fifteen people were brought into the Mildura Police Station last weekend for offences including criminal damage,

drink driving and other crimes, but only five were brought in for being drunk. Despite the quiet start, Sen. Sgt Phelan said police would be out to ensure as many people as possible enjoyed a safety holiday period. He said periodic operations would be run after the Christmas/New Year period due to the increased number of visitors and other people in the district during the traditionally busy holiday period.

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February 7, 2009. Black Saturday. Firefighters were frantically trying to save property and lives, on the ground and from the air. Operating in that inferno was hair-raising stuff. One of the pilots who was right in the thick of the action was in Mildura this week, and he told the Mildura Weekly’s ALAN ERSKINE all about the…

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MELBOURNE helicopter pilot Russell Aitken, 40, was on standby at Moorabbin Airport during the Black Saturday bushfires when the frantic call came through – urgent retrieval needed at Steel’s Creek in the Yarra Valley. By the time Russell arrived after a 20-minute emergency dash, it was touch and go. It was 8pm, and the light was fading fast. An elderly couple were standing in their front yard, along with a young Dutch backpacker who had been working on their farm. The farm house was a blazing inferno. The trees were alight, the sky was filled with ash, and visibility was poor because of the swirling smoke. Russell, who flew the Westpac Surf Life Saving Rescue helicopter into Mildura on Wednesday, said it was one of the scariest – but also most rewarding – moments of a 10-year flying career. “I put the chopper down in the yard, the three of them scrambled in, and I was up and away,” he said. “It was all over within a minute or so.” Russell’s rescue was one of the good news stories to come out of the widespread and tragic blazing inferno that was Black Saturday. Sadly, he said, emergency services couldn’t get to a lot of people, and they perished. Around 1000 homes were lost. Now contracted to the Westpac rescue chopper through his company, Microflite Helicopter Charters, Russell hopes he doesn’t have to be involved in any more dramatic rescues, but if the need arises, he’s more than ready. • Continued Page 27

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New laws needed to keep city clean: Eckel By BEN PISCIONERI A MILDURA Rural City Councillor has lashed out at commercial property owners who fail to properly maintain their land in the city’s central business district. Mildura Rural City Councillor Mark Eckel said the issue has been an ongoing problem, particularly in Langtree Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets. Cr Eckel highlighted the former McKendricks hardware building as a prime example. “The old McKendricks site is once again looking like a derelict site with weeds and the usual eyesore building deterioration,” he said during a question at last month’s Council meeting. A Council notice has been served on the property owners to improve its appearance, and it has now been partially cleaned up. But Cr Eckel said it’s a problem which keeps occurring, illustrating a loophole in current by-laws. This loophole is all but admitted in the Council’s response to Cr Eckel’s question. “Until the property owner undertakes redevelopment of the site/s there are a number of options available for Council to have the property made safe and tidy, these include the current laws which cover building structures (Building Act

• CLEAN UP YOUR ACT: Cr Eckel, INSET, said there were weeds almost 600mm high on this property before a Council notice was issued for a clean up.

1993), graffiti (Graffiti Prevention Act 2007), fire hazards (Country Fire Authority Act 1958) and Council’s Community Local Law No 2 contains a number of other issues regarding clean ups,” Mr Healy said in his written response to the question. “While it should be noted that the condition of the site may not meet the criteria specified within

the above-mentioned legislation to warrant a ‘clean up’, a current notice has been served on the owner to make improvements to the properties in question.” But Cr Eckel said this wasn’t good enough. “I still believe that there should be a policy that allows for a more accountable process,” he said. Cr Eckel raised similar concerns

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about 12 months ago, siting the same building as an example, and there was a similar result. “Instead of me raising the issue, them cleaning it and then having to go through it all again every year, our bylaws officers should have a policy they can refer to,” he said. “There should be a policy that calls for a more regular process in relation to unkept properties.”

Cr Eckel said residential property developers don’t appear to be afforded the same leniency as central business district property owners in relation to their responsibilities. “Developers get jumped on by our bylaws officers if there’s grass up to the ankles, where as we’ve got properties in the CBD that are unsightly with weeds about five feet high before something is done,” he said. Cr Eckel said unsightly CBD properties had the potential to affect surrounding land values. “It’s a commonsense issue,” he said. “If you’ve got a premises that’s surrounded by dilapidated buildings or buildings that are unkept there is the potential for that entire area to be considered a lower priced area. “I believe it’s a shame that we should be getting to the point now where we could have certain areas of the CBD classified differently to others. “You’ve got Feast Street, a lot of people have spent money on their properties there, you’ve got the redevelopment of the mall and there are shops within the mall in recent times that have been developed, and even down this end of Langtree Avenue we can see a number of shop owners that have done the right thing. “There should be a certain standard city-wide.”

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Car parking next on airport ‘fix list’ CAR parking at the Mildura Airport is set for a major shake-up as part of an ongoing multi-million dollar upgrade program. About $10 million has been spent on the airport in the 12 months since management shifted from the Mildura Rural City Council to Mildura Airport Pty Ltd. The latest change will boost overall car parking by 62 spaces while re-organising long-term, short-term and secure parking. At present long-term parking and rental car parking share the same space, opposite the No. 2 Operational Training Unit RAAF Museum. That space will soon be for long-term parking only. Rental cars will be parked on the terminal side of the Hertz building. Short-term parking meanwhile will be directly in front of the main terminal entrance, and be expanded closer to the Bellman Hanger. The Bellman Hanger will be transformed into secure, undercover car parking. The net result of these changes bring short term parking spaces to 86, longterm parking to 198 and

Winegrape price plunge continues By BEN PISCIONERI OVER the past 12 months, much of the talk about oversupply in the Australian winegrape industry has centred on chardonnay, which has been the worst hit in recent years. But indicative prices released this week by major wineries, in accordance with the newly created Australian Wine Industry Code of Conduct, paint a dire picture for the broader winegrape industry. There are predictions of a 30 percent drop in prices across all varieties for 2010 compared to 2009. Murray Valley Winegrowers chief executive Mike Stone says this means varieties that have been borderline in terms of meeting the cost of production will almost certainly dip below production costs next year. “The frightening thing about these indicative prices, is that these are prices for loyal contracted growers from Australia’s largest wineries,” Mr Stone said. He said it was an even more dire situation for the estimated 40 percent of growers who sell their fruit on the spot market, which can offer as much as $100 less per tonne than contracted fruit. “The spot market price has been below the cost of production for several years, and some of the contract prices have been borderline, but based on indicative prices they’ll (contract prices) definitely be below the cost of production,” Mr Stone said. He said a recent database exercise conducted by Murray

•  FUTURE MAPPED OUT: The Bellman Hanger will become a secure undercover car park for airport users. secure undercover parking to 32. Airport manager Bill Burke said the undercover parking will be based around an automated ticketing system, similar to metropolitan car-parking facilities. Mr Burke said the new secure undercover parking was an issue raised in a survey of 1300 airport users. “Forty percent said they wanted secure undercover car parking and were prepared to pay for it,” he said. Secure parking will be charged at $16 per day. Mr Burke said the majority of the car park restruc-

ture would be completed early in the New Year, paving the way for the next step in the airport’s re-development, which will be centred around the main terminal building. He said this was in response to passenger congestion during peak periods at the airport, when people from up to four aircraft could be embarking or disembarking at the same time. Mr Burke said while there was enough floor space in the current building to handle the airport’s needs for the next five to 10 years, it wasn’t being used as

efficiently as it could. While there are no specifics at this stage, changes will make better use of the floor space currently available. The Mildura Airport is one of the fastest growing regional airports in the country. Mr Burke said the airport has been growing by about eight percent annually since 1993, and by more than 15 percent over the past 12 months. He predicts the airport will hit the 200,000 passenger per annum mark by the end of this month. – BEN PISCIONERI

Valley Winegrowers revealed the extent of the winegrape grower exodus in the wake of ongoing low prices. “This year we got on the phone to more than 300 people, people that we haven’t been hearing from,” Mr Stone said. The ring-around revealed a grower database below 800. It was well over 1000 just a few years ago. “Through this process we became aware of a further discarding of 3000 hectares of winegrapes,” Mr Stone said. The exodus is further illustrated by a comparison of Murray Valley winegrape production in 2005 compared to this year. In 2005, the Murray Valley produced 440,000 tonnes of winegrapes. About 400,000 tonnes was produced by growers as opposed to wineries. Fast forward to 2009 and the Murray Valley produced 375,000 tonnes. The grower component was 300,000 tonnes – a drop of 100,000 tonnes in just four years. Despite the plunging production figures, it’s still nowhere near enough to counter the massive oversupply Australia wide. Mr Stone said Murray Valley winegrowers appeared to bearing the brunt of the oversupply problem in terms of the number of growers leaving the industry. He said part of the reason could be the greater number of options available to Sunraysia growers looking to get out of winegrapes. These options include making the transition to table grapes or dried fruit.

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Wine success for Chateau Mildura MILDURA’S Chateau Mildura Winery has again achieved success at the Prestigious Concours des Vins du Victoria, an annual competition organised by the French-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It is judged by a French panel of Judges headed by one of the world’s great winemakers, renowned Rhone Valley Winemaker Michel Chapoutier, and six young French Sommeliers who topped France’s annual competition for Sommelier students, receiving the trip to Australia as part of their award. The competition is highly regarded by Victorian Wineries, with over 120 wineries annually entering around 400 wines in the nine classes. In the 2007 event, Chateau Mildura received a Silver Medal, with its 2005 Reserve Cabernet being judged one of Victoria’s four best wines. Chateau’s 2007 Mildura’s Psyche Smuggler Merlot received

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THE staff at Mildura Private Hospital could have called their first effort at publishing anything they wanted. ‘Recipe for Good Health’ might have been appropriate. Or maybe ‘What’s up Doc?’ But eventually they came up with ‘Private selection,’ and this new limited-edition recipe book with a difference has hit the market just in time for Christmas. The book is the brainchild of staffers Donna Newey, personal assistant to the general manager, and Peta-Mary Hogarth, IT administration manager, who wanted to do a fund-raiser for the McGrath (cancer) Foundation. The 118 pages contain tried and proven recipes from staff members, including doctors, the anesthetist, nurses and other ward staff, administration and theatre staff. “It all happened very quickly,” Peta-Mary said. “Donna and I discussed it early August, canvassed all the staff for recipes, collated the 120 or so recipes and got it out to the printers.” They were very happy with the end result, and excited at their first publishing effort, but mixed with the excitement was more than a touch of sadness, following the recent passing of long-serving staff member Melita Rinnie. “She had been with us for 23 years, and was an enthusiastic supporter of our cancer fund-raising project,” Donna said. “Melita was a cook of some note, and she left us several recipes


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Doing God’s work isn’t always smooth sailing, and the Sisters of the some of the poorest and most disadvantaged communities

In the footsteps By JUSTIN NICHOLAS THEY are quietly-spoken and polite, come from varying backgrounds, cultures and ways of life, always immaculately dressed in flowing robes, and operate on a shoestring budget from a modest dwelling. They are the nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, and like their founder – the Nobel Peace Prize winner Mother Teresa – they have dedicated their lives to helping the poorest, most needy and disadvantaged communities around the world. In this case, sadly, this is Dareton, just across the river from Mildura, and the four nuns who operate out of their Hawdon Street house have some horror stories to relate, including sometimes coming under threat from the very people they are trying to help. Sisters Acacia, Anthony, Maria and Martin live and toil in an environment where they regularly witness the distressing consequences of poverty, physical abuse, violence, and alcohol and drug abuse. According to the nuns, Wentworth Shire has one of the highest NSW crime rates per capita for some offences, but even more alarming is the nature of some of the crimes being committed. We n t wo r t h shire’s crime rate is included in the top five across NSW for weapons offences, domestic violence, sex offenses, and cannabis use and trafficking. The Sisters explain that at various times they have been subjected to verbal abuse and threats, and admit there have been occasions where they have been frightened. “When I first arrived in Bourke in 1995 there was a lot of alcohol abuse, and I

• LULLABY: Sister Acacia from the Missionaries of Charity strums a lullaby for twomonth-old Zayden Cooper, being held by his mum Casey, watched by Sister Zelie, along with Sharah and Malika Mitchell, and Tyrell Cooper. LEFT – the modest house in Hawdon Street Dareton that serves as the base for the Sisters.

was frightened of the people who had been drinking,” Sister Anthony said. The faith of the sisters is often tested, but all agree that a divine belief in God guides them through such challenges. They observe the plight of those less fortunate every day, and it would be difficult for

anyone not to be saddened by this aspect of humanity. Founded in 1950 by the famous Mother Teresa in Calcutta, India, the world-wide reach of the organisation is remarkable, with a presence in almost every country. “Domestically we have 14 houses in Australia, and there are missions close by

in East Timor and New Zealand,” Sister Martin said. It was1969 when Bishop Warren of Bourke, Australia, heard of the work being conducted by Mother Teresa, and appealed to her for support because the local church was having difficulty reaching the aboriginal community on a spiritual level. The approach by Bishop Warren led to the establishment of the Bourke mission, which was in those days only the third established house

outside India. It was such an achievement that Mother Teresa travelled to Bourke for the opening, in what became the first of her first of five visits to Australia. But back then her visit was far from an auspicious occasion. “Mother Teresa wasn’t a household name in 1969,” Sister Martin explained. “It wasn’t until she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 that most Australians knew who she was.” The Dareton mission be-

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Missionaries of Charity discover this almost daily as they do their work in in the world. Now they’re in Dareton, following...

of Mother Teresa As a girl she was fascinated by stories of missionaries and their service to the poor and the needy, so she left her home at a young age to join them. She founded the religious order Missionaries of Charity, and for more than 45 years ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. Born Agnes Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Albania in 1910, the world knew her simply as…

Mother Teresa

AGNES Gonxhe Bojaxhiu was the youngest of the children of a family from Shkoder, Albania. Her father, who was involved in Albanian politics, died in 1919 when she was eight. Her mother raised her as a Roman Catholic, and through a strong connection with the church Agnes was fascinated by stories of the lives of missionaries and their service. She was just 12 when she was convinced that she should commit herself to a religious life. She left home at 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary, and never saw her mother or sister again. Agnes initially went to Ireland to learn English, the language the Sisters of Loreto used to teach school children in India. She arrived in India in 1929, and began her studies in Darjeeling, near the Himalayan mountains. She took her first religious vows as a nun on May 24, 1931. At that time she chose the name Teresa after the patron saint of missionaries. • Continued Page 26

• GOD’S SQUAD: The four sisters based at the Dareton Missionaries of Charity headquarters are, left to right, Sisters Maria, Zelie, Acacia and Anthony. RIGHT – their religious order was founded by the famous Mother Teresa, who made a special trip to Bourke in far-western NSW to open Australia’s first Missionaries of Charity mission back in 1969. LEFT – a slum area in India, typical of the areas where nuns from the Missionaries of Charity carry out their work. Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity live by the vows of chastity, poverty and obedience, and follow guidelines to provide a whole hearted free service to the poorest of the poor, as Sister Martin explains; “We try to help those who are both materialistically and spiritually poor.” The Order’s engagement with the local community includes the teaching of scripture at Primary Schools in Wentworth, Dareton, Buronga and Gol Gol, visits to hospitals and nursing homes, an involvement with local Catholic Churches, and next year will be beginning a program at Coomealla High School. “The existence of the order is maintained by Divine providence,” Sister Acacia said. “We don’t receive any government grants, pensions or support. Locally all our funding is provided by donations, with some

assistance from our Sydney mission.” The Sisters receive no salary or other remuneration for their service, and in adhering to their vow of poverty, live an austere existence. The organisation’s command structure dictates where each Sister practices, and how long they stay in a given location. A life dedicated to the Order is certainly not for everyone. As Sister Acacia explained, their commitment is brought about by “a divine calling.” She describes this call to service as an experience that is different for all people. “I spent the early part of my life as an atheist,” she said. “But God touched my life when I was experiencing a period of inner darkness. “There were signs, but I didn’t think this life was for me...

it was not my idea or will.” Sister Martin, on the other hand, was seemingly born into her vocation, wanting to be a nun from a very young age. Each Sister must undergo a period of training, which is called a Noviciate, this can take up to four years. Once completed the Sisters are then required to make their vows. This process calls on the women to renounce the world, and is symbolised by adopting a new name, selecting one that is unique within the Order, and which is adopted in the hope that it provides some assistance by way of a Patron Saint guiding them. The four Dareton Sisters come from vastly different backgrounds, and each describe a colourful, challenging and almost unimaginable

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Campers risk $20,000 fine RIVER-SIDE campers in Sunraysia are leaving themselves open to fines of up to $10,000 for breaches of campfire regulations. A recent blitz in the Robinvale area by the Department of Sustainability and police revealed that most of the 20 camps visited had areas of concern, including unattended fires, wrong pits, no cleared area and a generator that was a hazard. DSE Compliance Officer, Geoff Tyers, said the most recent patrols covered an area upstream of Robinvale, between Bumbang Island and Millers Swing. “Most camps we visited had campfires that were not constructed to regulations and could potentially be very dangerous,” Mr Tyers said. “Many didn’t have a pit, weren’t clear of flammable material like leaves and had logs sticking outside the area of the fire. “We even came across an abandoned campfire that was still well alight. “It’s far too easy to imagine what could happen if these camp fires got out of control in the bush.” In National and State

Parks, campfires must only be lit in the fireplaces provided. In State forests campfires can either be lit in fireplaces provided, or in a trench at least 30 centimetres deep. Campfires must be less than one square metre and be clear of flammable material for three metres. Mr Tyres said campfires should never be left unattended, and had to be extinguished before campers left the area. “People who breach these regulations can be fined up to $10,000 and/or face a two year jail term,” he said. “We also found generators placed behind trees without a cleared area around them,

which is also a potential fire hazard. “In one case, there were two 20 litre fuel containers within two metres of a running generator that had been placed on top of leaves and was close to trees.” Mr Tyers urged people to get to understand the rules and regulations if they intended camping out during the Christmas holidays. “We want people to be able to enjoy the bush and be safe this festive season,” he said. More information about campfires can be found at www.dse.vic.gov.au or by calling DSE on 136 186.

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Crack new police squad on the way VICTORIA Police have stepped up campaigns on road safety, hoon driving, under- age drinking, nightclub violence and speeding – and Mildura is one of the key targets in regional Victoria. Police have confirmed that the new specialist police road safety State Highway Patrol will be visiting Mildura as early as possible into the New Year. Plans are already in hand to have all 120 members of the new unit sworn in as special constables so they can detain motorists who try to flee interstate in our border region. The road safety crackdown follows hot on the heels of Operation RAID (Remove Alcohol-Impaired Drivers) that saw more than 80,000 motorists tested for possible alcohol or drugrelated offences in this part of the State. Police are not impressed that 181 motorists blew over the legal limit, another eight were detained on drug-driving counts, there were 1395 speedsters, 431 people detected for not wearing seat belts, 427 interceptions for licence violations, almost

3000 violations for various traffic offences such as using a mobile phone or disobeying a traffic signal, and another 712 for various criminal offences. A police spokesperson said the new State Highway Patrol, operating out of five metropolitan bases, would be fully operational by next week, and the hint was that Sunraysia could expect a visit

very soon afterwards, maybe within weeks. Deputy Commissioner for road policing, Ken Lay, featured regularly in real life giving warnings on television and in the print media, is the officer in charge of the new unit, which will replace the existing Regional Traffic Tasking Unit. He described the new unit as a smarter approach to a crucial job, and said the task force members would form a highly visible strike force that would target the most dangerous roads in Victoria in a bid to cut

deaths and serious injuries. “It will be an intelligenceled, strategically-placed rapid-response team,” he said, adding that the purpose of its members was not to replace existing Traffic Management Police such as those in Mildura, but rather to work with them on all road safety programs. It is anticipated that the target areas in Victoria would also include the use of mobile speed cameras, under new contractor Serco, a multibillion dollar global company involved in defence, security, weapons testing, emergency services, prison management, speed cameras and traffic control programs. This program was previously under control of another global giant, Tenix. Deputy Commissioner Lay said the new strike force would give police an increased capacity to target problem areas and emerging offences at critical times of the year. He expected the units spread throughout metropolitan Melbourne to play a big role in cutting the State’s road toll this Christmas.

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Most of us take our eyes for granted. It’s only when something happens to interfere with our Mildura Weekly’s ALAN ERSKINE has just been through a series of

Surgical ‘fix’ a real

• KEEPING AN EYE ON THINGS: The needle goes in to put the eye to sleep as the surgical team gets ready, ABOVE, and NEXT PAGE, a close-up view on the overhead monitor as the operation gets under way. INSET: A drawing of flashes and floaters from a medical text book.

IT starts with black shadows or spidery cobwebs interfering with your vision. Black spots dart across your line of sight, and you can get very frustrated trying to brush away these imaginary flies. Medical experts say it can happen to anyone, especially from the age of 50 onwards, and there’s no specific cause (see story opposite page). It’s certainly also no cause for alarm, or panic, but it should be seen to by your doctor and/or eye specialist immediately to prevent further problems. In most cases it’s a simple fix, thanks to the skill of the medical profession, sophisticated equipment and advances in technology, and it’s an ‘adventure’ worth recording, if only to alert readers to the symptoms, causes and treatment. In my case, I thought the mushrooms I had with a steak for lunch might have had some hallucinogenic properties. One eye ‘clouded’ over for no reason, leaving me seeing a series of ‘cobwebs’ swaying across my sight. It didn’t clear, and a week later I was given a thorough examination by Mildura eye specialist Virenda Grover.

Diagnosis – torn retina. Action required – off to SA that night for laser surgery first thing the next morning at the Adelaide Eye and Retina centre. It’s painless, but uncomfortable… you reckon they might have opened up your eye to the size of a dinner plate, the lights are bright, and the series of constant clicking noises you hear is the laser putting a protective ring around the tear. But in most cases the scar tissue that forms is all that is needed for a remedy. In isolated cases, mine being one example, there are minor complications, this one being a small blood vessel running across the laser work and which kept ‘imploding,’ releasing blood into the eye and giving that ‘cloudy’ effect. A few weeks of this can be annoying, so the blood vessel had to go. In layman’s terms it meant cutting it out, removal and sealing both ends. In medical terms it’s a vitrectomy by posterior chamber sclerotomy. You don’t want to know all the gory details, suffice to say I was well looked after by the team at Adelaide’s Calvary Hospital.

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The appearance of ‘floaters,’ in the form of dots, circles, lines, clouds or cobwebs may be disconcerting, especially if they develop suddenly. They need to be checked by your doctor and/or an eye specialist. Occasionally the retina is torn when degenerating vitreous jell pulls away. This causes a small amount of bleeding, which may appear as a group of new ‘floaters.’ A torn retina can be serious if it develops into a retinal detachment. Any sudden onset of new floaters or flashes of light should be promptly seen to by your doctor. ‘Floaters’ usually interfere with clear vision, and are annoying, especially when reading, driving or playing sport. They can diminish by themselves over time. The flashes of light are caused when the vitreous jell which fills the inside of the eye rubs or pulls on the retina, producing the illusion of flashing rights or ‘lightning streaks.’ The flashes of light can appear on and off for several weeks or months. It is a common occurrence as people grow older, and medical authorities say it is usually no major cause for worry. On rare occasions, however, light flashes accompany a large number of new ‘floaters,’ and partial loss or shadowing of side vision. If this happens, prompt examination by an eye doctor is important to determine if a torn retina or retinal detachment has occurred. As with ‘floaters,’ if people experience an abrupt onset of many light flashes, they should be examined by an eye specialist. The examination is painless, involving careful observation of the retina and vitreous jell after your pupils have been dilated with eye drops.

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By GRANT MAYNARD THE television advertisements have become as much a part of Christmas in Sunraysia as the presents or pudding. For years they have been encouraging us to ‘treat the river like a friend’ and to report emergencies, and illegal or anti-social behaviour on, and along, the river. The advertisements often appear around Easter too, another time when the Murray and Darling Rivers in Sunraysia are asked to play host to ever-expanding crowd of locals and visitors alike, all keen for their river ‘fix’. But who is it exactly behind this drive to ensure responsible use of the rivers and the riverbanks? No, it’s not a government department, State or Federal,

• Sunraysia River Watch chairman Brian Grogan rather a community self-help organisation dedicated to protect our rivers and their environs. River Watch Sunraysia has been around for nearly two decades, and this summer is

stepping up its campaign to safeguard our waterways. “It is really simple,” the group’s chairman, Brian Grogan, said. “No rivers, no Sunraysia!” “The rivers are our most precious of resources... and we all need to play a part in protecting them for now, and into the future.” “People will remember last year’s television advertisement featuring Damien Heintze in a boat on the river. Well, we are now in the throes of putting together an updated advertisement for this summer, once again urging people to report emergencies, and illegal or anti-social behaviour on our hotline at 5027 4416 and also introducing our new 1300 number.” Both numbers provide a single contact point for a

number of agencies actively involved in looking after our riverine environs, from the police forces in both Victoria and New South Wales, to NSW Maritime and Parks Victoria. Mr Grogan explained funding for the advertisement came from a mixture of River Watch group members and supporters including Telstra, Sunraysia Marine, Mallee Catchment Management Authority, Baldwin Boats, Mildura Regional Waste Management Group, Lower Murray darling CMA, Parks Victoria, NSW Maritime, NSW Murray Wetlands Working Group, State Forests NSW, Mildura Lions Club, Mildura Rural City Council and Wentworth Shire Council. “River Watch is a voluntary group that brings to-

gether government agencies, businesses and organisations from both Victoria and New South Wales with an interest in seeing our rivers remain healthy,” Mr Grogan said. “The group is unique as far as we know and serves and an area along the Murray from Robinvale to the South Australian border, and also the lower reaches of the Darling from Pooncarie to Wentworth.” The group meets about 10 times a year and members can often be seen raising the group’s public profile at events including the Mildura Show and agricultural field days, and activities associated with National Water Week and Catch-a-Carp Day. “It is a very worthwhile group,” Mr Grogan said, “One that is committed to preserv-

ing our riverine areas.” While River Watch has restricted itself in the past to raising community awareness about the importance of our rivers, and the need to look after and protect them, Mr Grogan acknowledges there may well be an expanded role for the organisation took look after the interests of Sunraysia in the wider Murray-Darling Basin debate. “The group brings together many agencies and provides a unique forum for discussion of river-related issues... handy when you are looking at preserving river health in our region,” he said. • FOOTNOTE: River Watch Sunraysia will soon be on the world wide web, another initiative to raise its public profile and to drive home the preservation message.

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Drink container return reward schemes are working incredibly well overseas, and closer to home in South Australia as well. Roadside collections can also be a handy ‘earn’ for charity, but in Victoria and NSW the bureaucrats have…

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Deaf ears on giving you more road rubbish reason to be festive MOTORISTS are littering Victorian and NSW roadside verges quicker than service groups and other volunteers can clean up their mess. Parts of the Sturt and Calder Highways are nothing short of a disgrace, and there are many who believe it’s time we followed the example set by SA and introduced a monetary container return. The SA model, where the Government for many years has returned five cents per container to the collector, has worked a treat, and there is very little litter left by the roadside. By contrast, parts of the Sturt and Calder Highways in Victoria and NSW, in particular the stretch between Monak and Euston, are an absolute disgrace. The SA model has proved that container cash returns reduce litter, as well as being a handy ‘earn’ for charitable groups. Figures released by the National Litter Index show that in Australia, drink containers are the number one litter item by volume, and the number three litter item by quantity. South Australia recycles 74 percent of plastic bottles and 80 percent of aluminium cans. In comparison, Victoria recycles 35 percent of plastic bottles and 65 percent of cans. South Australian Scouts make an estimated $1 million a year from cans and bottles, and other charities and community groups also benefit. But the Victorian and NSW Governments still refuse to act. A lot of cans, bottles and other rubbish also ends up in our waterways. Some come from boats and riverside campers, but nationally, mil-

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lions of cans and bottles are washed down roadside drains into creeks, rivers and oceans. The SA model has proved that the container return scheme creates jobs. Recycling collection centres are labour intensive work places. Many of the jobs are in country towns and regional centres. And there are proven savings of ratepayer dollars. Every year Victorian councils spend over $40 million collecting litter. As kids, older generations made pocket money collecting glass soft drink bottles. A deposit of ten cents on a wide range of beverage containers would give current generations the same incentive and reward. There are many who believe that by putting a value on drink containers, people and businesses will have a financial incentive to ensure that they are recycled. Small business would also benefit from such a scheme. At present restaurants, hotels and food vendors have no incentive to recycle empty containers used by their customers. Container deposits would

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also be a step forward in helping councils achieve their goal of moving towards zero waste. In Europe and North America, refunds of 10 cents per container have resulted in recycling rates of over 90 percent. Discarded drink containers tend to stand out, and their presence in large numbers on roadsides certainly doesn’t do anything for our tourism industry, especially Mildura’s “clean, green Oasis city image.” The South Australian container return system has a public approval rating of over 90 percent, and there is growing support for a similar scheme in Victoria and NSW, but nothing has been done. Ian Kiernan, chairman of the annual Clean Up Australia campaign, says SA has 50 percent less beverage collection that other states because of its refund legislation. On the other side of the world, a similar campaign dating back 20 years has been described as “a phenomenal success” by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. But in Victoria and NSW, the amount of roadside litter just keeps growing.

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Men’s Shed support keeps growing across the State make an important contribution to local communities as places where men can meet and get to know others while their learn or improve a range of practical skills. They were also heartened by an indication from the Department of Planning and Community Development that they should resubmit their proposal. Mr Dudley said a range of groups, organisations, businesses and individuals had already made welcome contributions to the shed project. And now, happily, the shed has become part of the Fisher’s IGA community benefits scheme where by the supermarket chain will donate one percent of the

value of total purchases to the group through its key tag system. “Key tags can be arranged by contacting Jenny Stephens on 5018 8240,” Mr Dudley said. A funding barometer for the group has been approved by Mildura rural City Council and Mr Dudley is “confident it will raise the community profile of the group”. At the same time, the group continues to work with the Christie Centre’s recycling success story, Aroundagain, to repair furniture and other goods for sale. “That has been working well,” Mr Dudley said. A portion of the sale proceeds goes to the Men’s Shed.

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SUPPORT for the Mildurabased Sunraysia Men’s Shed continues to grow, but what members really want now is for the State Government to pitch in with some substantial funding. The group, that boasts more than 200 registrations of membership interest and a committed steering committee, is vying for State funding of $50,000 under its social action plan dubbed ‘A Fairer Victoria’. “We have now submitted our funding proposal for a second time,” the group’s chairman, Ron Dudley, said. Disappointed their first attempt was unsuccessful, the group is determined to succeed this time around saying that men’s sheds

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Wycheproof has attracted Australia-wide attention because of a unique and visionary project aimed at getting some new ‘blood’ into the central Victorian township...

Population explosion in $1 farm house deal THE central Victorian township of Wycheproof was put on the map many years ago because of the unique ‘King of the Mountain’ competition, but it’s a visionary housing program that is now in the media Australiawide. Wycheproof, on the Calder Highway mid-way between Mildura and Melbourne, was on a slow road to nowhere…. until local resident Kylie Brown came up with an idea to attract new residents – the $1 farm house rental! The Mildura Weekly broke the story earlier this year, and Kylie has kept in touch ever since, bringing readers up to date with latest developments. Her ‘Wycheproof Vision,’ a notfor-profit community development group and the first Victorian group to utilise an innovative program to attract new residents to its community, has had almost instant success, with six families selected for ‘peppercorn rental’ farm town houses. According to Kylie, the move has breathed new life into the community, being a boost school and kinder communities with 13 new children, and new players and members for many of the town’s sporting and recreational clubs. Kylie said she was thrilled with

the results. “I am so excited to be in- and Jeynelle Grimshaw-Hughes, volved in bringing these families to along with children Bonnie, 6, and our town,” she said. “I knew there Ashley, 3, are packing up house in had to be other families like mine sunny Tweed Heads for a new life at who wanted a small community life- ‘Peppercorn House’ in Wycheproof. style.” Scott, a carpenter, is not daunted She tells the story of Darren and by the work that lies ahead, and alSally-Anne Samson and their kids ready has plans to ‘gut’ and renovate Holly, Lachlan and Matilda, who the kitchen and bathroom. Having have settled in well since relocating grown up in Swan Hill, Jeynelle is to Wycheproof in October. This was looking forward to showing Scott despite a week of scorching tempera- and the children around the district. tures, a baby brown snake in the They will be in Wychephouse, and a red back in the roof in time for the outside toilet. Christmas. “Now the Samsons are Phil and ToniWycheproof Maree Hoogenloving the rural lifestyle,” she said. “Darren and doorn with their is now also Sally have taken to the son Ashley and offering a shop farmhouse renovation daughter Emily with gusto. The bathsay they have for lease at just room and kitchen have been “bouncing off the walls” been remodelled (the toi$1 per week. since their aplet has been relocated inplication was sucside), Holly, 12, has enjoyed success with her band, winning cessful. Allowing their teenage children to finish Wycheproof P-12 College’s ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition, and she the current school year out, they will and Lachlan, 8, are enjoying swim- waste no time in leaving Deception ming and tennis lessons. Bay in Queensland on Boxing Day. “Little Matilda, 4, has been help- Truck driver Phil is confident of picking out with the renovations, and ing up plenty of work locally, with thoroughly enjoyed orientation day the best harvest in many years in full at kinder last week.” swing. In the meantime, Scott Edwards Toni-Maree is looking forward

to being a stay-at-home mum once again, and involving herself in school and community life, while Emily is excited about the school’s strong music program… and Ashley just thinks the move is going to be great. Equally excited are Don Davis and Katrina Brookes, who will settle into ‘Windmill House’ in midJanuary with Mekayla, 8, Kaleb, 6, and Don’s brother David. Living in a town of 1200, but with unprecedented commercial and retail growth preparing for a population explosion was enough for Don and Katrina to look for such a community in which to raise their family. Don and Katrina will bring landscaping, glazing, handyman and child care management skills to town, as well as the first ‘Farmhouse Program’ baby due in mid- 2010. Two farmhouse applicants have also been selected for low rental houses in town. The Caple family with their five boys moved to Wycheproof from rainy Innisfail in early October, in time for the start of term four. Mat and Lisa’s eldest children James and Connor say they are having a ball in the classroom, after being home schooled the past few years. Raelene and David will also relocate from Coburg North in mid-

January, with Bryan 17, James,10, several dogs, cats and budgies, and are looking forward to a living in a close knit community with a small caring school. Wycheproof is now also offering a shop for lease at just $1 per week. The generous offer has been made to attract not just a new resident, but as a boost to the retail sector as well. The shop has two display windows in prime position in town, plus the old RSL hall behind the front building. Kylie said all proposals that enhance the local retail sector and which provide products and services not currently available in town will be considered. “Local employers are also excited, and are hoping to fill a number of vacancies existing in the hospitality and trade areas in Wycheproof,” she said. “Wycheproof $1 Rent a farmhouse Program has generated massive interest in the town. There have been more than 18,000 new hits on the website since the program’s launch on July 1, and dozens of TV, radio and print media interviews across Australia.” Kylie said three more farm and town houses will be prepared over the next few months. Information, and the application form, are available at www.wycheproof.vic.au.

Making Victoria FireReady:

If you live in a bushfire prone area the safest option is to leave the night before, or early in the morning. The safest option is to leave early in the day if you live in a bushfire prone area and your Bushfire Survival Plan is to leave. Only stay if your home is well prepared, well constructed and you can actively defend it. The safest option is to leave early in the day if you live in a bushfire prone area and your Bushfire Survival Plan is to leave. Only stay if your home is well prepared and you can actively defend it. If you live in a bushfire prone area and your Bushfire Survival Plan is to leave, the safest option is to leave at the beginning of the day.

New Fire Danger Ratings. Look for them, act on them. Victoria has adopted the new national Fire Danger Rating scale to help individuals and communities understand the level of fire danger on any given day. The new ratings recognise the significant increase in severe bushfire conditions over the past decade and the greater level of danger to the community, as experienced on Saturday 7 February 2009. It’s important for all Victorians to be aware of the ratings, which will feature on weather forecasts, in newspapers, websites, radio and TV. The new ratings provide a clear prediction of likely fire behaviour, including how difficult it would be to put a fire out once it has started. They provide information on: UÊ /…iÊÜÀÌʜvÊLÕÅwÀiÊLi…>ۈœÕÀÊ̅>ÌÊVœÕ`ÊLiÊiÝ«iÀˆi˜Vi`ʜ˜Ê̅>ÌÊ`>Þ°

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For more information contact: 1800 240 667 or visit www.cfa.vic.gov.au


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Greetings

Christmas at Warburton’s Butchers...

Another year draws to a close and reflects mixed fortunes for our agricultural and horticultural industries, including our dryland farmers who at the time of writing this message were cautiously assessing the crops in the wake of more recent rain. My office has had a very busy year assisting people with issues, whilst I continued to represent the interests of the electorate in the Parliament. My office will continue to offer the best assistance possible in the New Year, by offering community copying to relieve the burden from our smaller clubs and not-for-profit organisations and to offer the best advice available when seeking funding avenues. Additionally, don’t forget that my office can process that special 50th or 60th wedding anniversary and 90th or 100th birthday, but we need a minimum of two weeks notice.

Christmas is a busy time of year for Sunraysia’s residents, with the team at Warburton Butchery busily preparing Sunraysia’s favourite Christmas meats. Pork crackling is an Australian tradition, with Warburton’s range of fresh Australian pork including roasting legs, boned and rolled lions, and legs top of the lot. Turkeys are also back on the menu this year, with sizes to cater for every family, no matter the size, along with turkey breast rolls available. Hams are again proving popular, with a large selection to choose from, and chickens in a range of sizes also sure to please the family this Christmas.

For those looking for a seafood alternative try Warburton’s cooked and peeled prawns, or for your BBQ needs we have a selection of sausages from BBQ to gourmet. The team at Warburton’s can also help you prepare that Christmas day BBQ, with lamb chops, pork spare ribs or your favourite steaks. Call in today and see how Warburton’s Butchers can make this Christmas one to remember. The team at Warbuton’s would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year.

I take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year, and urge you to take special care when travelling. I look forward to an optimistic and dynamic 2010. OFFICE CLOSURE TIMES The office will close at 11.00am on Thursday 24th December and re-open at 9.00am on Monday 11th January 2010.

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30 November 2009 until 2 January 2010 The Alfred Deakin Centre Come and see the most beautiful, fun and fabulous trees in the Mallee. Trees of all shapes and sizes created by businesses and community groups will be on show. Be a part of the festive season. 9.00am – 5.30pm Weekdays 9.00am – 5.00pm Weekends Closed Christmas Day

Riverfront Performance Venue, Hugh King Drive Mildura Rural City Council invites you to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2009 and welcome 2010 in style. A great line up of acts to kick in the New Year. For the kids Madagascar - Escape from Africa. Local well known band Super Turtles. Swing Rats - Big Band Show Rocky Horror Musical 2 great fireworks shows - 9.30pm & midnight Food and refreshments & kids rides available. BYO blanket & chairs.

Red Cliffs Community Carols Friday 18 Barclay Square Community Carols is a family event to celebrate Christmas. Carols starting about 8.15pm Glow candles will be on sale. Brought to you by the combined churches of Red Cliffs.

Mildura Community Carols Saturday 19 Henderson Park, Mildura Family style event consisting of Christmas Carols & musical items by local musicians. Free gift for children. Voluntary gold coin donation. 7.00pm to 8.30pm. FOR MORE EVENTS GO TO: www.mrcc.vic.gov.au

Management and staff of MADEC would like to wish all their valued employers and clients a very Merry Christmas • Growers place your Harvest orders now! Workers now available for • Picking • Packing • Cartwork • Tractor Driving • Truck Driving • Bunch Thinning MADEC Community College now taking enrolments for 2010

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CouncilMatters Council Christmas and New Year Opening Hours Madden, Deakin & Ouyen Service Centres Closes 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopen 8am, Monday 4 January 2010. DEPOTS

Merry Christmas The festive season presents us all with a welcome opportunity to unwind and look forward to 2010 with a sense of optimism. On behalf of the Councillors, managers and staff at Mildura Rural City Council I would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and thank you for your contributions to our community throughout the year. Cr Glenn Milne Mayor Mildura Rural City Council

More than $9 million in funding for Council Projects Mildura Rural City Council has secured close to $9 million in the past 18 months to put towards projects and services for the community as outlined in the Council Plan. Accessed through state and federal government grants programs, the funding tops up Council’s annual Budget and enables important community services, facilities and projects to go ahead. Mayor Glenn Milne said while government allocated certain amounts to Council for specific projects each year, extra money was available on a competitive basis. “Council officers work extremely hard to seek out opportunities to fund projects that the community wants and needs,” he said. The foresight and effort of Council staff, Councillors and Council’s Grants Project Officer has gained the organisation an extra $9,003,782 since May 2008. This includes funding to make roads safer, upgrade recreation facilities, provide youth programs and enhance our environment.

Benetook, Red Cliffs and Ouyen Closes 3pm Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopen at 8am Monday 4 January 2010. LIBRARIES Mildura Library Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Monday 28 December, Thursday 31 December and New Years Day. Open 1pm to 5pm Sunday 27 December, open 10am to 5pm Tuesday 29 December and Wednesday 30 December.

Irymple Library Closes from 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopens Tuesday 5 January 2010. Red Cliffs Library Closes from 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopens Saturday 2 January 2010. Merbein Library Closed from 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopens Saturday 2 January 2010. Mobile Library Closes 2pm on Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopens Monday 4 January 2010 as per regular timetable. LANDFILLS Mildura Landfill Closed Christmas Day and New Years Day. Normal hours apply on all other days.

Normal operating hours resume on Saturday 2 January 2010.

Planning and Environment Act 1987 – Mildura Planning Scheme Notice of Preparation of Amendment – Amendment C52

PUBLIC NOTICES Road Works Update – December 2009

Authorisation A01299

GBM Contracting will be undertaking the following works on behalf of Mildura Rural City Council. Works have already commenced and it is expected that they will be completed by Friday 12 February 2010 These works are funded by the Federal Government as part of the Nation Building Economic Stimulus Blackspot Program. Traffic control and detour signage will be provided to indicate the changed traffic conditions. No parking will be permitted within the work zones. LOCATION

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Friday 12 February 2010, 5pm

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Your assistance in this matter is greatly appreciated and if you have any further enquiries please contact Team Leader Project Delivery, David Webster at the Madden Avenue Office (03) 5018 8428.

Mildura Rural City Council has prepared Amendment C52 to the Mildura Planning Scheme. In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the Mildura Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The Minister also authorised the Mildura Council to approve the amendment under section 35B of the Act. The land affected by the amendment is 12 Langtree Parade, Mildura (Lot 1 and Lot 2 TP 674162X). The amendment introduces permanent controls to HO30 in accordance with the interim order Amendment C49 which corrected a mapping anomaly on Mildura Planning Scheme Map No.27HO to extend the existing heritage control HO30 to apply to Lot 1 and Lot 2 TP 674162X Sec77 Blk D. The amendment also introduces the heritage assessment as a reference document in the Mildura Planning Scheme.

Ouyen Landfill Closed Christmas Day. Normal hours apply on all other days. Garbage Collection Christmas Day garbage and recycling collection will be completed on Saturday 26 December 2009. New Years Day garbage and recycling collections will be completed as normal. CHILD SERVICES Playalong Occasional Child Care Centre Closes Thursday 24 December 2009. Reopens Monday 11 January 2010. Family Day Care The coordination unit closes 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009 and reopens 8am, Monday 4 January 2010. For urgent matters call 0427 220 116.

Maternal & Child Health Centres All centres will be closed from 3pm Thursday 24 December 2009. Normal hours resume on Monday 4 January 2010. Pasadena Maternal and Child Health Centre Open for emergency appointments only on Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December 2009 from 10am to 4pm. Telephone 5018 8510 to make an appointment. OTHER Aged Care The Home Care Services Office closes from 3pm Thursday 24 December 2009 and reopens 8am Monday 4 January 2010.

Mildura Animal Shelter Closes 3pm Thursday 24 December 2009. Open 8:30am to 9:30am on Saturday 26 December 2009 and Saturday 2 January 2010. Normal hours resume on Monday 4 January 2010. Mildura Arts Centre Closed Christmas Day. Normal hours apply on all other days. Mildura Youth Centre Closes 3pm, Thursday 24 December 2009 and reopens 8am, Monday 4 January 2010. Visitor Information Centre Closed Christmas Day. Normal hours apply on all other days.

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations: t %VSJOHPGmDFIPVST BU the office of the planning authority, Mildura Rural City Council, 108 – 116 Madden Avenue, Mildura. t .JMEVSB3VSBM$JUZ$PVODJM website www.mildura.vic.gov. au t "UUIF%FQBSUNFOUPG1MBOOJOH and Community Development web site www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/ planning/publicinspection. Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 7 January 2010. A submission must be sent to the: General Manager Assets & Development Mildura Rural City Council PO Box 105 MILDURA VIC 3502

Garbage & Recycling Collection Garbage and recycling collection due on Friday 25 December will be completed on Saturday 26 December 2009. New Years Day garbage and recycling collections will be completed as normal.

EMPLOYMENT Administration Officer – Fleet Financial Services Branch – Full Time Position Job Number: R838 Salary: Band 4 – Commencing at $44,067.40 per annum Closes: 4pm Wednesday 23 December 2009 More Information A position description for the above mentioned position can be downloaded from Council’s website or alternatively, please contact Human Resources on (03) 5018 8197. Applications, addressing the selection criteria, should be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 105, Mildura 3502, or emailed to humanresources@ mildura.vic.gov.au. All emailed applications will be acknowledged.

MARK HENDERSON, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

For more information about Council phone: (03) 5018 8100

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355 Yelta Road, Merbein West $205,000-$215,000 Looks can be deceptive & an internal inspection of this home will disclose 4 big bedrooms plus a big study or 5th bedroom and 2 separate living areas. Located on a quiet acre of land it also features quality soft furnishings, full ensuite, polished floorboards & a great 40x20 shed with wood heater.

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309 Third Street Merbein

$330,000-$350,000

Surperbly presented 4 B/R plus study family home on 1 acre including top quality Investment fittings & soft furnishings. Opportun Other features include timber kitchen, huge ensuite & W.I.R. to master, I.G. pool, Great covered BBQ area,landscaped gardens, 20’ X 20’ shed & a whole lot more.A must to inspect & could’nt be replaced at this price.

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$159,000 163 Magnolia Ave , Mildura (Cnr 11th St) Character weatherboard home in very good Mildura location with potential to owner occupy,rent out,renovate or redevelop the site.Comfortable residence which includes huge lounge,massive master bedroom, 12 Ft ceilings with fancy cornice,bathroom plus separate shower room, rear lane access & single garage


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WHO’S LOOKING AFTER YOUR PROPERTY THIS JOLLY SEASON ?

Something for Everyone

Very well presented 2 bedroom stone cottage on a rural 3/4 acre allotment. Ample shedding to fit all the big boys toys plus a large and neat rear yard to fit all the kids toys. Located next to the Merbein West Primary and only minutes from the Merbein township.

Phone to inspect For Sale $155,000 20 Weaver St Merbein Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

Renovators Special

Rough and ready 2 bedroom home set on an 892m2 allotment. Needs more than a paint brush although it is solid under foot. Situated only a short walk to local shops and school. Would make a perfect renovator or devlopment site S.T.C.A . Has been rented out at $100pw. If you’ve got plenty of energy this may be the entry property that you’ve been looking for. Phone to inspect For Sale $46,000 13 Hawdon St Dareton Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

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Executive home for professionals Attention investor/astute buyer Superbly maintained 4 bedroom, plus study home on a large allotment Featuring large living areas, including formal lounge and dining area. Well appointed kitchen with open plan family area and covered entertaining area. Shedding 30 x 20 colour bond shed with concrete floor, power and water plus an additional 20 x 10 storage shed. Established gardens complete the package. Phone to inspect For Sale $420,000 55 Summer Drive Buronga Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

We have for sale this 3 bedroom home within walking distance to all of the town facilites. There is open plan kitchen, dining & lounge area. Set on a large 1012m2 allotment which is fully fenced.A near new steel framed garage is located in the back yard and can be accessed via rear lane access. Phone to inspect For Sale by Auction Feburary 13th 11.00am on site 91 Adams St Wentworth Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

Ve th ndo is we r w ek ant en s s d old Location is so important

We have recently listed a residential Darling River building allotment. Situated within a short stroll to our Primary school ,shops and public transport. Being Approx 1242 m2 with all services available including your own river frontage . Phone to inspect For Sale ESR $150,000 to $170,000 Lot 2 135 Darling St Wentworth Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

Highway exposure

Approx 1 acre allotment fronting the calder Highway just south of Red Cliffs. Suitable for an array of uses limited only by your imagination STCA

Phone to inspect For Sale $10,000 Lot 1 Calder Hwy Carwarp Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

“A River Classic”

Easy Living

Historically recognised home but not heritage listed. Approx 24 meters of landscaped Darling River frontage. The home boasts four bedrooms, study, library and a new gourmet kitchen and wine cellar. Character plus home with some original fittings and modern facilites . The choice is yours to either fish/ boat/ ski or just relax A must see today. Phone to inspect For Sale now $280,000 - $310,000 109 Darling St Wentworth Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

This townhouse has everything going for it. Superb location close to all of Wentworth’s facilities. A well designed floor plan and the smart use of the block to enable a double carport with roller doors and a 5m x 7m colour bond shed. Inside boasts a master bedroom with a bay window and built-in robes, large kitchen and dining leading out to a paved BBQ area. Phone to inspect For Sale $189,000 22 Helena Street Wentworth Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

Set on 15acres surrounded by tall established trees and an inviting lawned area. The home is immaculately presented and features 4 generous sized bedrooms. The home has two separate living areas perfect for entertaining. For the guys there is a 40 x 30 shed equipped with a concrete floor and power. Included in this great price is assorted quality plant and equipment. 44 mgs of water is available at agreed values. Phone to inspect For Sale $220,000 Blk 120 Nentoura Rd Coomealla Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

Brilliant family home

Definitely her house his shed

Bricks and Mortar investment

Situated only meters from the main shopping centre A must see fantastic and great quality 3 bedroom and one block to the Coomealla Club is one of the brick veneer family home. Separate lounge, meals towns finest and best presented homes . Featuring 2 and kitchen area. Master bedroom has semi ensuite and built in robes Set on a large 802m2 corner block bedrooms, renovated kitchen and meals area, separate with side lane access. Ducted evaporative cooling and lounge, upgraded bathroom. Separate bungalow. 2 bay carport and an 11m x 6m x 3m steel framed shed two reverse cycle split systems. Great ornate paved with 3 phase power and concrete floor. Additional to covered entertaining area for family and friends. the shed is a 3m x 3m extension. Phone to inspect Phone to inspect For Sale $189,000 20 Shannon St Wentworth For Sale $ 135,000 22 Millie St Dareton Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203 Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

Family Homestead/Serious Vendor Very strong return A truly unique opportunity to purchase a very well secluded 5 bedrooms plus study home situated on a 3/4 acre allotment. Renovated throughout including new stumps, re-wiring, new kitchen, large open plan living, pressed metal ceiling to living area, polished floorboards, sunroom, family room and formal plus informal dining areas. Outside the gardens are very well established with fully grown shade trees. Phone to inspect For Sale $360,000 - $395,000 372 Boobook Av Cardross Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

34 Darling Street, Wentworth

Hidden Treasure

Potential Plus

Investor alert! We currently have for sale in Pooncarie Located on the very sought after Cadell Street and straight across from the beautiful Murray and Darling a 2 bedroom home. Open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area. Shower, vanity & inside toilet. A large roof River Junction. This home is looking for a potential investor, developer (having 2x 500m2 lots with elevatarea with veranda effect. A steel framed shed with power, concrete floor situated on the large allotment. ed river views) or the smart buyer.Opportunities like this are rare, so act fast. The home features 2 Close to the Darling River and Pooncarie Hotel. bedrooms, large lounge room,galley kitchen, enCurrently tenanted for $100.00 per week with an annual return of approx 11%. A must for the investor. closed verandah /sleep out. Phone to inspect Phone to inspect For Sale $46,000 9 Mallara Street Pooncarie For Sale Offers over $160,000 75 Cadell St Wentworth Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365 Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

Well presented and located 2 bedroom brick veneer unit set amongst other well maintained units with river access and shared boat ramp. Featuring open plan living, dining/kitchen area with electric cooking facilities, well laid out kitchen, built in robes to bedrooms . Secure rear yard that is very easy to maintain and an attached carport. Phone to inspect For Sale Offers over $120,000 9/223Adams St Wentworth Contact Rob Pallot 0428 273 411

Furniture included If you are a first time buyer or looking for an Investment then look no further. Beaut rural setting on 3/4 acre. 3 bedrooms, open plan kitchen, dining & lounge room . Split system cooling. Large undercover area, lock up shed with power. Well established lawns gardens and native trees Phone to inspect For Sale $148,000 Mitchell Road Pomona Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

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WE VALUE YOU AS WELL AS YOUR PROPERTY Following on from our previous successful quarter, Deacon Real Estate Sales team have again excelled in the sale of property in the Sunraysia area. Over the past three months Marty , Coop and Rob have sold over 40 properties totalling over 10 million dollars. So why would you not list with Deacon Real Estate Services Team ?

Excellent Hobby Farm

Renovated 3 bedroom homestead features a Rosewood timber kitchen, western red cedar dado lined lounge and a separate family room with a slow combustion heater. Take the time out to sit on the sweeping verandas which overlook 11.7 hectares of red loamy soils planted to Gordo, Sultana, Currants & Sunmuskit. 60’x20’ steel framed shed with concrete floor and power, an extensive working plant, 2010 crop and 4 megs of water. Phone to inspect For Sale $288,000 Blk 348 Bernarra Rd Coomealla Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

A fabulous find A very well presented 3 bedroom conite home with modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. The bathroom has a separate bath and shower , toilet. There is an office come fourth bedroom if needed. Gardens are established neat and tidy. Access can be obtained via rear lane. The home is situated on a 1012m2 block with garage and bbq area. Phone today to inspect you wont be disappointed. Phone to inspect For Sale $219,000 101 Adams St Wentworth Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

If you are looking for professional, energic , geniune salespeople that get results let us list or manage your most valuable assets. Who’s listing your property this New Year ? If it is property management you are after then Jenny is the one to call. We currently have a vacancy rate of 1.7%. Jenny has had many years of professional experience so phone her today to discuss your property .

SERVICING SUNRAYSIA AND DISTRICTS Marty Deacon Rob Pallot Steve Cooper Jenny Martin

Do your sums

Sought after location

Situated in Irymple on the Mildura side are 4 solid brick units with side street and highway access. Currently tenanted and returning approximately $24,000 per annum. Most of the units have had internal upgrades & new fencing. Available as strata titled or as one. Real value at $85,000 per unit.

Located in the very popular Ryder Crescent is this fabulous 3 bedroom, low maintenance home. Featuring a large lounge, kitchen/meals area and main bedroom with ensuite. This makes for a great family home. If you are into entertaining the large fully paved bbq area will be a hit. All of this is set on a beautiful landscaped block with fantastic street appeal.

Phone to inspect For Sale $85,000 per unit 1-4 2121 15th St Irymple Contact Marty Deacon 0429 953 365

Phone to inspect For Sale Offers over $180,000 10 Ryder Cr Wentworth Contact Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

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Director- Residential/Rural Specialist Sales Consultant Sales Consultant Property Manager

34 Darling Street, Wentworth

Phone: 03 5027 3411 www.dfre.com.au

MFL achieves number one ‘regional broker’ status 34 Darling Street Wentworth

SERVICING SUNRAYSIA & DISTRICT

MILDURA Finance Limited (MFL) has received a

day in Melbourne. Only two other metropolitan firms

milestone had been achieved in just eight years.

prestigious accolade from its aggregator Connective

reached the mark, making it a significant achievement

“It’s one thing to write the business, but it’s completely

OSN Pty Ltd, with the group reaching a property

for the local MFL team.Head of Mildura operations

another to maintain the loan book,” Mr Oborne said.

loan book of more than $100 million.

Darren Oborne said it had been encouraging for

“It shows our strong commitment to providing a high

This achievement makes MFL the largest regional

MFL to achieve the $100 million mark with just two

level of professional service, and also the ability for

brokering firm in Australia within the Connective

mortgage writers, whilst other companies in the

the local community to deal with a wide range of

Group, with the award presented to director Peter

Connective Group had between three and five. He

lenders.”

Schroeder at a recent Professional Development

said that the other outstanding aspect was that the


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Nichols Point 19 First Street

Mildura 29 Upland Drive

ENJOY THE QUIET LIFE Fantastic 3 bedroom + study home set on a 1 acre allotment. Features spacious BR’s, large dining/family rooms, ducted reverse cycle, irrigation system, 40x25 shed, town water & undercover entertaining area. Potential rental return of $280 per week.

I’M YOUR DREAM HOME! Stylish 4BR + study close to Centro & schools. Features spacious living areas, ducted natural gas, evaporative cooling, ensuite to master, spa bath, raked ceilings, ducted vacuum system, backyard shed, established gardens, secure garage & shaded outdoor entertaining.

Sale $260,000 - $310,000 View Saturday 11:30 - 12:00pm Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $160,000 - $190,000 View Saturday 9:30 - 10:00am Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale $275,000 - $315,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Nicky Mayne 0400 825 429

Sale $290,000 - $330,000 View Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Nicky Mayne 0400 825 429

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Mildura 3 Daytona Court STYLE YOU CAN AFFORD Stylish 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in a quiet street. Only 3 years old, this modern home ticks all the boxes. Features ensuite, stylish kitchen, reverse cycle airconditioning, undercover entertaining & 2 car garage. Close to Centro, schools & public transport.

Nichols Point 255 Koorlong Ave

Irymple 638 Sandilong Avenue

Irymple Units 1-4, 2 Elouera Dve Red Cliffs 28 Kiewa Avenue

3 bedroom 2 bathroom property in prime location. Walking distance to schools & shops. Close to public transport. Features also include in-ground pool, new carpet & freshly painted interior.

Bring your paintbrush & nailbag! Set on a spacious 758m² allotment in popular Nichols Point, this 3 bedroom weatherboard is the ideal first home or investment. Features 30x20 shed with concrete floor. Must be sold!

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick home ideally located between 14th & 15th streets. Features include built in robes, double carport, 3x3 shed & large allotment. Potential rental return of $250 per week.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to purchase this great 4 unit site. All 4 units currently leased with approx income of $2,000 per month. Fantastic Irymple location, walking distance to shops, post office & bus stop.

One of Red Cliffs finest brick homes set on a huge allotment with sealed rear access ideal for subdivision (STCA). Modern kitchen & bathroom, large family room & huge 50x25 foot shed. Rental return est $210 - $230 per week.

Great entry level property currently leased at $175 per week. Quiet locality in Red Cliffs walking distance to CBD. Kindergarten nearby, bus routes and shops. Large rear yard & shedding. Must be sold as investment or live-in.

Sale $190,000 - $220,000 View Sat 9:30 - 10:00am Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Nicky Mayne 0400 825 429

Sale $135,000 View Sat 10:15 - 10:45am Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale $200,000 - $225,000 View Sat 11:00 - 11:30am Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale Offers over $420,000 View Unit 2 Sat 11:45 - 12:15pm Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale $155,000 - $175,000 View Sat 12:30 - 1:00pm Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale $140,000 - $160,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Red Cliffs 1,2,3/81 Jacaranda St

Mildura 321 Tenth Street

Mildura 1-3/2 The Boulevard

Wentworth 58 Wentworth Street Red Cliffs 12 Westcliffs Avenue

Red Cliffs 12A Westcliffs Avenue

3 superb strata title townhouses in a great Red Cliffs location. Currently leased at $190 per week each. 2 bedrooms, spacious living area, lock up garage, close to CBD and bus routes. Invest in this go ahead township!

Outstanding opportunity to purchase with potential return of 13.5%. 16 studio rooms with potential rent of $130 per bed, 2-3 occupants per room. Ideal for individual leasing or backpackers (STCA).

Outstanding opportunity to purchase individual units at a great price. Solid tenancies & combined rental income of $20,280 p.a for all three. Located close to Centro Plaza, bus routes, high schools.

Fantastic group of 5 units plus reception area. All units feature 1BR, 1 bath, kitchen, lounge & dining area plus single carport. Common BBQ area, ideal for holiday accommodation or backpackers (STCA). Close to town with river access.

Huge home includes 6 bedrooms and two bathrooms. Massive lounge area, dining area and newly renovated kitchen. High ceilings, polished boards and rear access & big backyard. Currently leased at $260 per week.

4BR BV home on generous 745m² block. Spacious living areas, huge BR’s and ensuite to master. Shed with floor and power, rear lane access and large backyard. Currently leased at $250 per week.

Sale $185,000 each View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $380,000 - $420,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $119,000 each View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Sale $230,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale Offers over $185,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale Offers over $185,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

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Mildura 712 Walnut Avenue

8.5 acre (approx) treed allotment within city limits with an approved 29 lot subdivision offers the small developer entry to the market. Ideal for housing lots, retirement village or exclusive villas.

The perfect opportunity to build with one of Mildura’s finest and well known builders - Dunning Classic Homes. Save thousands before the first home buyers grant ends. This stylish 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home could be yours.

The location and price couldn’t be better! Located cliff side with easy access to the river, this is an ideal first home or investment. 3 BR’s, roomy yard and workshop shed. The availability of the FHOG makes this a cheapie!

Under construction. Save on stamp duty with this 4 bedroom + study, 2 bathroom home on 642m2 of land. State of the art, 5.5 star energy rating, approx. 22sq of living & ducted reverse cycle.

3 bedroom, 1 bath home with undercover car parking, large backyard & shed. Close to bus stop & school. Potential for renovation as a live-in or investment. Currently tenanted at $160 per week.

Immaculately presented home with light filled interior & spacious BR’s. Features modern kitchen, town water and roomy yard. Approx 800m² lot, 50x40 workshop shedding & 4x4m bungalow. Located just over 16th Street.

Sale $60,000 - $65,000 per acre View Phone for details Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $255,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $150,000 - $165,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $295,000 - $320,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Craig Kerr 0427 700 450

Sale $120,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Nicky Mayne 0400 825 429

Sale $200,000 - $235,000 View Phone to inspect Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue Natalie Weaver 0427 554 540

Ray White Mildura believes this information is correct but it does not warrant or guarantee its accuracy. Certain information has been obtained from external sources & has not been independently verified.

Tel: 03 5021 9500 Fax: 03 5021 5400 E: mildura.vic@raywhite.com www.raywhitemildura.com.au


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Unit 3/250 Tenth Street NEW LISTING Phone to Inspect $115,000 - $125,000 Bullet Proof Investment Positioned only a short distance to all amenities and in the sought after west side. This neat two bedroom unit offers built in robes in both bedrooms, open kitchen / meals and living, carport and small secure rear yard. Currently let at $135.00 per week to a reliable tenant, this is a great addition to your investment portfolio. Nathan Cue 0419 583 988 Web ID 399 231

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77 Summer Drive, Buronga OPEN INSPECTION - NEW LISTING Open Saturday 10:00am - 10:30am $205,000 - $225,000 The Perfect First Home Positioned in a modern estate and quiet street this beautifully presented three bedroom home would be perfect for the young family or even retirees. The open kitchen and meals area lead out to a fantastic outdoor entertaining area with fire place which is perfect for summer barbeques and entertaining. Outside comprises of a double carport and 6m x 7.5m workshop and is complimented by established low maintenance gardens. Nathan Cue 0419 583 988 Web ID 399 079

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2 Wills Court Phone to Inspect $340,000 - $370,000 Bring On Summer Now this is the home to entertain, pool, Balinese hut and magnificent undercover entertaining area big enough for all the family and friends. This Dunning built four bedroom home features two large living, redgum kitchen with Aztec bench tops, stunning timber built in wall unit and quality fittings throughout. A double carport, 6m x 9m workshop and low maintenance gardens finish off this excellent package. Positioned in a quiet court and only a short distance to Centro, inspect now. Jason Zambelli 0438 761 052 Web ID 399 255

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31 Ambleside Crescent NEW LISTING Phone to Inspect $125,000 Why Rent At This Price This is the perfect first home or even an investment property. This neat three bedroom home is presented very well both inside and out and has been previously rented at $170.00 per week. Improvements include a 3 bay workshop with concrete flooring and power, garden shed and single carport. Offering both front and rear access, this could be ideal for tradespersons or even to get the boat or caravan in. Get out of the rental cycle or add this to your investment portfolio.

2 Fleetwood Court NEW LISTING Phone to Inspect $290,000 - $320,000 Family Treat Nestled in a quiet court location amongst other quality property is this resort style Dunning built 4 bedroom home with an inviting, warm ambiance. The home boasts spacious living areas with formal dining and large timber kitchen. Quality fixtures are prevalent throughout including slate and timber floating flooring. Outside offers an undercover entertaining area, 18’ X 20’ shed, expansive paving and formal gardens. There’s nothing left to do just move in and enjoy.

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329 San Mateo Avenue Phone to Inspect $420,000 - $445,000 4 x 2 Bedroom Units - One Title These four units currently return a total of $505 per week and is a perfect opportunity for an investor. Each unit offers 2 bedrooms, open kitchen / meals area, electric cooking with reverce cycle heating and air-conditioning and under cover carport. These units present well, are low maintenance and only a short distance to the CBD and Centro Shopping Complex. A sound investment and addition to your investment portfolio.

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Creaton Cottage - Lifestyle with Income Positioned on approximately 14 acres & in a convenient rural location is this most attractive period home Circa 1920 of pleasing proportions & in outstanding condition both inside & out. Boasting 3 large bedrooms, formal lounge, open plan casual living & kitchen & all with mighty high ceilings, large timber windows, wide shady verandahs & an irresistible street appeal. Outside boasts popular â&#x20AC;&#x153;Creaton Cottageâ&#x20AC;? bed & breakfast consisting of a well maintained, painstakingly restored barn style accommodation facility, fully self contained & set amongst magnificent manicured gardens offering peace & tranquility often sought but seldom found. With a growing & established list of solid clientele this Bed & Breakfast operation is tailor made for those looking to enjoy a rural lifestyle whilst enjoying a steady income stream. To complete the picture the property offers excellent shedding, an extensive list of plant, Lucerne paddocks with overhead sprinkler & some 53 megs of water. Truly, a rare find. For further information or a detailed inspection please contact exclusive selling agents.

PROPERTY details Address: 48 Creaton Avenue, Irymple

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Entertain on a large scale, with this contemporary 4 bedroom,

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PROPERTY details Address: 2 GEM PLACE, MILDURA

size kitchen with open plan family/meals area, ensuite bathroom

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for Mum and Dad, plus central bathroom for other family members. Upon stepping outside to a sparkling salt chlorinated

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Centrally located is this 3 bedroom weatherboard home. Features include large lounge, fully secure yard on a good size allotment. Ideal Party Pool Side for the first home owner looking for an entry point into the market This family friendly property is ready for summer with inviting inground pool surrounded & complimented by a massive undercover or an investor looking for solid returns. Requires some work & has entertaining area. The home features 3 bedrooms, master with huge built in robe, ensuite & parents retreat or large study, separate living an expected rental return of approximately $160 per week. areas & rumpus room. All set on a landscaped 5000m2 allotment & includes 20 x 80 shed with access to the mighty Murray River. Friday 22nd January 2010 at 11.00am On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

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Centrally located & close to the City ovals & other amenities is this 3 bedroom weatherboard home. Features include large separate lounge, wood heating & renovated kitchen & bathroom. Ideally suited to those looking at getting an entry point into affordable housing or those looking to commence or add to their investment portfolio. Friday 22nd January 2010 at 12.00 noon On Site 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days By Appointment Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

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Gorgeous Affordable Home

Subdivision Potential (STCA)

Located on a large corner block is this 3 bedroom weatherboard home. Located close to the centre of Merbein & surrounded by neat Rare Opportunity - Nichols Point Acreage & tidy homes an excellent opportunity presents. Included in the sale Located on approximately 5.09 acres in the heart of popular Nichols Point is this amazing opportunity. Privately set back off First Street is a bungalow. Requiring some TLC this home would be ideal for the this home features a large lounge, wood heating, ducted evaporative cooling & shedding. In need of some TLC & basic renovations this 4 first home owner or investor looking to enter the property market. bedroom home will provide for an envious lifestyle. Close to river, great school & all the conveniences you would expect from a home located in the ever increasing & popular Nichols Point. Auction Saturday 23rd January 2010 at 11.00am On Site Auction Friday 22nd January 2010 at 1.00pm On Site Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Inspect By Appointment Inspect By Appointment Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732 Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Centrally Located, Ideal First Home

This original & immaculately presented conite home would be ideal for the first home owner or astute investor. Centrally located The Three Wise Men Would Agree... & surrounded by neat & tidy homes the property boasts 2 large ...that this original 4 bedroom home is a great starter package for the growing family or the astute investor. Nestled between popular bedrooms, BIR, natural gas heating & cooking, huge lounge room & Nichols Point & Mildura, with plenty of room to roam in the yard or renovate inside. Consisting of large bedrooms, study, combined large fully secure yard.With excellent frontage it would be ideal for a kitchen/dining, modest bathroom & shedding. Set on a clean slate of approximately 3000m2. Inspect today. 2 lot subdivision subject to council approval. Price $155,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

This solid home offers space for whole family. Boasting 4 bedrooms, master has ensuite & WIR, separate kitchen/living, good sized lounge In Leafy Surrounds Enjoying A Blue Chip Location plus rumpus or extra study room. The outdoor garden is the ideal Quality built 4 bedroom home in a blue chip location offering slate tiled roof, attractive timber windows & a spacious floor plan. Enjoys place for entertaining summer guests & tool room is the ideal place formal lounge, formal dining plus kitchen meals overlooking a leafy backyard, 2 bathrooms, refreshingly high ceilings, upgraded kitchen & for storage.This lovely home enjoys all the benefits of everyday living double garage under main roof complete the picture. & with a little TLC, you will enjoy for many years to come. Price $295,000-$325,000 Inspect Sat 9.00-9.30am Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

117 Ontario Avenue Irymple

Ready Made Investment

72 San Mateo Avenue

Buy Now - Benefit Later

This 4 bedroom home has excellent street appeal & is located on the edge of the CBD & the Dockside Mildura Marina precinct. Boasting built in robes in all bedrooms, large lounge and new kitchen, reverse cycle heating & cooling & double lock up garage. This home would be ideal for the growing family or investor. Previously tenanted for $245 per week.

11 Karinya Drive Mildura

Large Home For The Right Price

Price $179,000-$189,000 Inspect Sat 10.00-10.30am Contact Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Price $175,000-$190,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Price $219,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Price $169,900 Inspect By Appointment Contact Chris Hill 0431 378 202

26 Leonard Street Mildura

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This lovely home is stylish throughout & features an open kitchen/ living arrangement, separate lounge, 3 great sized bedrooms, built in robes, fully renovated bathroom plus lots more. The courtyard garden is a delightful place to relax & the entertainment area is sure to please. Don’t hesitate or you will miss this quality opportunity. Located between 16th & 17th Street.

197-201 Sandilong Avenue Mildura

16 Tatra Avenue Nichols Point

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74 Hornsey Park

Attractive From The Street

Neat & tidy 3 bedroom brick & tile home with L-shaped lounge dining, light & bright kitchen, large bedrooms & a good old fashioned sized yard. Single car accommodation, attractive street appeal & a popular central location complete the picture. Recently returning $220 per week makes this a great investment. Can be sold with vacant possession. Price $169,000 Inspect Sat 10.00-10.30am Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

2076 Eleventh Street Mildura

Out, But Not “Far Out”!

33 Keam Street

872 Fourteenth Street Mildura

Smart Investment Or Great First Home

Attractive red brick & tile home & in a great central location is this Excellent opportunity to purchase an affordable home on Spacious 3 bedroom conite home in a central location on Fourteenth readymade investment property. Enjoys 3 large bedrooms, formal approximately 2520m2 allotment conveniently located only a Street. Enjoys L-shaped lounge dining, light & bright kitchen & all lounge with polished floors plus separate dining adjoining a light few minutes drive to the city centre. The neat 3 bedroom home bedrooms are of a good size. The back yard is large enough for the & bright kitchen. On a good sized allotment in a great location. features evaporative & split system air conditioning, gas heating & kids and the pets & the property offers a single carport. Great first Returning $220 per week with lease to 27/02/10. quality drapes. Enclosed backyard with shed & carport, town water is home or smart investment (Returning $175 per week)....choice is yours! connected & an FMIT garden entitlement is available.

1/430 Etiwanda Avenue

Quality As New Unit

This conveniently placed 2 bedroom unit is ideal. It would be desirable for first home buyers & downsizers. Featuring 2 bedrooms with built in robes, reverse cycle heating/cooling, as new kitchen with dishwasher, spacious lounge, adjoining dining, separate bathroom, laundry & single lock-up garage. All approx 2 ½ years old. Inspect today!

Price $165,000 - $175,000 Price $175,000 Price $190,000-$210,000 Price Offers Over $175,000 Inspect By Appointment Inspect By Appointment Inspect By Appointment Inspect Sat 11.00-11.30am Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Contact Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747 Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Contact Faye Scherger 0407 212 860 Stockdale & Leggo believes this information is correct but it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information.You should make your own enquiries & check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

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Overlooking The Golf Course

Positioned on approximately 14 acres is this most attractive period home Circa 1920 of pleasing proportions & in outstanding condition. If golf is your thing then look no further. Spacious 3 bedroom plus study townhouse overlooking the Fifth Tee. With direct access to the Boasting 3 large bedrooms, formal lounge, open plan casual living & kitchen, all with high ceilings, large timber windows, wide shady course this 2 level home with open plan living, 2 bathrooms, gas heating, courtyard alfresco & double garage with remote & a sensational verandahs & an irresistible street appeal. Outside boasts popular “Creaton Cottage” bed & breakfast consisting of a well maintained, outlook will suit to a tee. This type of offering is rarely available for sale, so don’t delay! painstakingly restored barn style accommodation facility, fully self contained & set amongst magnificent manicured gardens. Completing the picture is good shedding, 53 megs water & overhead sprinklers over Lucerne flats. Price P.O.A. Price $265,000 Inspect By Appointment Inspect Sat 10.00-10.30am Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 or Sam Boake 0400 658 461

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4 Alkira Place Mildura

261 Seventh Street

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Fabulous Investment

Tidy 3 bedroom home on generous allotment & offers updated kitchen & bathroom, near new floor coverings throughout, First Home Owner - House & Land Packages evaporative cooling, electric heating. Currently leased at $175 per By far the cheapest, quality built house & land packages in Mildura. Invest in your future today & take advantage of this opportunity to build week. your brand new home for ridiculously cheap price all with a 7 year structural guarantee. Forget the DIY weekends & walk into a brand new quality built home & put your feet up. Price $130,000-$150,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Opportunity Knocks!

Cute 3 bedroom cottage set in a quiet Westside location close to shops & recreation reserve. Offering cosy lounge, kitchen with meals area, tidy bathroom, separate internal toilet, huge rear yard, good size garden shed & carport. Possible redevelopment site STCA. Currently leased for $165 per week. Price $150,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price From $185,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Sam Boake 0400 658 461

890 Irymple Avenue Mildura

Irymple

536 Ontario Avenue

Loved & Cared For

Lost in Space

Price $195,000 - $210,000 Inspect Sat 12.00-12.30pm Contact Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price Offers Over $330,000 Inspect Sun 12.30-1.00pm Contact Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

This 3 bedroom home features polished floorboards throughout, renovated kitchen with pantry, lounge/dining, bathroom, evaporative You too will be lost once you see how much space this home has to offer. Comprising 4 bedrooms plus study, 3 large separate living areas cooling, ceiling fans, gas heating & BIR’s.Your wicker furniture will feel right at home on the front timber deck & an undercover entertainment - lounge, family room plus massive theatre/rumpus room, 2 bathrooms, (ensuite), ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling & ceiling fans. Other features include built in robes, TV outlets in most bedrooms and the double garage offers security & internal access. area at the rear offers complete privacy. Extras include carport, an 18’ x 12’ shed, (approx) & rear lane access.

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This neat 3 bedroom plus study home is sure to impress with ensuite & WIR to master, 2 living areas, nice kitchen with dishwasher, gas hot plates, electric oven & pantry. Offers ducted evaporative air conditioning & ducted gas heating. Situated on a 606m2 allotment in a Westside court with double lockup garage with auto door plus a rear roller door giving access into the neat backyard. Price $180,000-$195,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Faye Scherger 0407 212 860 Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

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Charming 4 bedroom home. Set on 1/2 acre this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home is a real surprise, boasting a large formal lounge Nestled on approx 1 acre, this 4 bedroom plus study home offers large lounge, sizeable kitchen/meals area, DW, main bedroom with ensuite complemented by a gas log heater, spacious kitchen with stacks & additional bedrooms all feature BIRs. Offers both town water & rural water. Included is a fully serviced teenage flat with 2 split system of cupboard space & separate meals area. Outside will keep you occupied with an abundance of shedding, self contained bungalow, heating & cooling systems, garden shed, water tanks, huge approx. 25x40 shed & loads more. chook yard & massive vegie patch. Auction Saturday 12th December at 11.00am On Site Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Price $320,000-$350,000 Inspect By Appointment Inspect Sat 11.45-12.15pm Contact Jason Lawler 0417 248 002 Contact Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Spacious Family Living - Includes Bungalow & Huge Shed

8 Kepeto Court Mildura

65 Ontario Avenue Mildura

37 Hornsey Park

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Approx. 660m2 allotment fenced on 3 sides & with all services available. Ideal to move house onto or build. Great value here. Price $45,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

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Quality Built, Quality Location

Fantastic 4 Bedroom, 2 bathroom double storey home located in a blue chip location. Pack your bags along with the family & relocate Quiet Court Location now. Situated within walking distance to the Mighty Murray, you will This meticulously presented 3 bedroom brick veneer home is located in the bell of a quiet court on approximately 943m2. Boasting 2 large enjoy the well established trees, clean & quite streets & the security spacious living areas, light & bright decor, new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, dining area, gas heating, ducted evaporative this area offers. cooling, fully secure yard & easy low maintenance gardens. An ideal home for the family or retiree.

Lot 7 Jacks Court Fabulous approx 830m2 fully serviced allotment. Fenced on 3 sides & ready to build your dream home on. Midst top quality homes. You will love it

Price $110,000 Inspect By Appointment Price $239,999 Price $245,000 Contact Ian Miers Inspect By Appointment Inspect By Appointment 0428 586 205 Contact Sam Boake 0400 658 461 Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732 Stockdale & Leggo believes this information is correct but it does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of the information.You should make your own enquiries & check the information. Please note: open inspections are subject to change.

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza

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259 Wade Avenue Mildura

192 Wilga Road Mildura

1/6 Etherington Drive Gol Gol

14 Bligh Street

Tucked Away On A Large Block

Spotless & Spacious

Great Freestanding Unit

Like it? You’ll Love It

Price $195,000-$215,000 Inspect Sat 12.15-12.45pm Contact Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

Price $215,000-$235,000 Inspect Sat 10.00-10.30am Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price $150,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Price Offers Over $200,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Jason Lawler 0417 248002

This delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage is the perfect first Superb family home boasting a host of features inc, 2 separate living This comfortable free standing brick veneer residence features 2 home or those wanting to have some seclusion. The home has rooms, updated kit with new cooker , dishwasher etc, 4 generous bedrooms both with built in robes, an open planned kitchen/living undergone renovations over the years & presents in very good order bedrooms (BIR in all), ensuite & sep family bathroom with corner spa room & includes ample storage throughout with modern colours. & includes evaporative air-conditioning. Outside includes pergola, bath, gas heating, ceiling fans throughout, evap cooling, polished floors, The outdoor area is generous & low maintenance, it includes a shedding & large cool room and all this is set on a massive 5000m2 paved outdoor living with gas BBQ, good sized shed plus double garden shed & car accommodation. Inspect today allotment with over 100 native and some fruit trees. carport, private yard established trees, shrubs IT’ S A BEAUTY !!!

99 Game Street Merbein

Merbein

This delightful 3 bedroom home has been remodelled, refreshed & rejuvenated & will impress the fussiest buyer. Features include new kitchen & bathroom, new family room extension, elevated rear deck with spa bath, plenty of shedding for the tradesman & stacks of room for cars boats or caravans & rear lane access. This home is within walking distance to the Murray River, parkland, school & shop.

20 Chaffey Street Merbein South

Lot 2 & 15 Sheoak Ave

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Location, Location

Walk to all Merbein’s facilities from this tidy 3 bedroom home situated in the heart of Merbein. Offers new tiling, open planned living, Ease The Squeeze features include evaporative cooling, gas heater, built in robes, study Need that extra room or one shed just isn’t enough then this is the home for you. Features include 4 generous sized bedrooms all with area, covered & paved outdoor living, large shed & large allotment built robes, large lounge with reverse cycle air, spacious kitchen with dishwasher & meals area. Outside gives you 2 large sheds, one with with rear lane access (possible 2 lot subdivision STCA). toilet & vanity basin & side lane access.

Robinvale

132 Malaya Road Robinvale

65b Damascus Road Robinvale

Fabulous opportunity to purchase (with crop) 2 Titles offering approx.24 acres planted to sultanas (contracted) with flood Irrigation (70 megs), plus 5 acres planted to pumpkins. TOO GOOD TO MISS.

Price $260,000 - $290,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Price $195,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Jason Lawler 0417 248 002

Price $150,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Ian Miers 0428 586 205

3 Year Contract – Approx. 29.25 Acres

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Established & structured table grape vineyard. Boasting 86 megs Nestled on the banks of the Mighty Murray River on approx. 1200m2 Located 3 minutes from Robinvale on approximately 6000m2 is this of water, planted to approx. 27 acres, includes new posts & trellis, allotment is this modern, elevated home capturing great views of the well designed 3 bedroom weatherboard home. Features include redeveloped hydraulic powered irrigation system (2003) & 55hp Deutz river. Boasts 2 bedrooms plus study, open plan living, spacious kitchen new kitchen, reverse cycle heating & cooling, large lounge & paved Diesel Pump. Includes 3 bedroom weatherboard home, excellent plus 2 fully equipped bathrooms, good shedding, under house car outdoor entertaining area. Other features include a fully lined a shedding & pickers quarters. Varieties include Thompson Seedless, parking or storage, private pump on the river & only a short distance plumbed rumpus room & fully automated sprinkler system with approximately 3 megs of water. Red Globes, Black America, Autumn Royal & Crimson Seedless to town complete the picture. Price $279,900 Auction Friday 29th January 2010 at 1.00pm On Site Price $229,000 Inspect By Appointment Terms 10% Deposit, Balance 60 Days Inspect By Appointment Contact Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Inspect By Appointment Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732 Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732 Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Family Home - Rural Living

This ideal family home is set amongst established trees & lawns. Boasting 3 large bedrooms, large kitchen meals area & lounge room, fully renovated bathroom & excellent shedding. Also featuring reverse cycle heating & a/c, ducted evaporative a/c, wood heating & 4 car garage. Surrounded by adjoining vineyards with fully secure yards & excellent water supply this home is well worth inspecting. Price $279,000 Inspect By Appointment Contact Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

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Lovely executive home in Irymple Outdoor entertaining, storeshed, gardener included Large family home with shed Large kitchen, big backyard, dishwasher & sheds 2 living areas, good size yard & large carport Well presented in lovely court location 2 storey, low maintenance, large living areas, Quiet street, evap cooling, gas heating, small w/shop Modern townhouse, evaporative a/c, secure location Neat home in great location, large workshop Large yard, elec stove, evap air con, gas heating Large rooms, upstairs attic, short walk to CBD Built in robes, evap cooling, gas heating, great location Renovated kitchen, close to river & sporting ovals Reverse cycle a/c, spacious lounge, fully fenced Two Storey townhouse, on banks of Darling river Evaporative a/c, neat gardens, outdoor area Neat cottage, floorboards, short walk to CBD Neat home, 2 garden sheds Neat unit, close to Centro Evaporative cooling, built in robes, carport & garage 3 br home, great location, gas heating, evap cooling New bathroom, garden shed & evap air conditioning Partially furnished, evaporative cooling, good location Neat unit, evaporative a/c, close to sporting ovals Lovely home in quiet spot, evap cool, gas heating 2 BR unit, evap cool, BIR’s, large lounge, single carport Evaporative a/c, electric cooking, secure yard Close to Centro, combined bathroom/laundry Large home, bright roomy lounge, evap air con Neat unit, built in robes, small yard, close to Centro Combined kitchen/lounge, air con & gas heating

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Deceased Estate

• 3 b/r-3rd own external entry

• Formal lounge to front • Established gardens • Garden shed

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 119 San Mateo Avenue Internet PID: 366118

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ESR $140,000-$155,000 • Functional kitchen • Great entry point to market • Ideal first home/investment • Handy to school,shops,CBD

Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am

All The Hard Work’s Done

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$179,000

• Priced for immediate sale • New kitchen & bathroom • Very central location • Polished floors throughout • Close to shops and schools • 3 good sized bdrooms • Fully fenced, yard access • Perfect first home or investment Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 88 Thirteenth Street Open: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Internet PID: 365946

Quiet Court Location

• 3 bedrooms all with BIR’s • 2 bathrooms • Double carport • Natural gas heating Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: 4 Plant Court Internet PID: 366139

MILDURA

ESR$245,000-$255,000

• Colourbond shed • Fantastic location • Walk to Centro • Good sized allotment

Open: Saturday 11.15-11.45am

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Location, Location, Location ESR$265,000-$285,000 Good Return BUSINESS For Sale

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Terrific Family Home

$239,500

• Quality, character and great location will impress • 3 generous bedrooms, BIR’s, plus 4th or study • Formal lounge & dining, open style kitchen • Gas appliances throughout including HWS • Big allotment with fenced pool • Double garage & attractive low maintenance gardens • Ducted cooling throughout • Move in & enjoy! Contact: Graeme 0429 824 008 Address: 223 Wade Avenue Internet PID: 365176 Open: Saturday 10.45-11.15am

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• Schools are just a stones throw away • Blue Chip location • Perfect for renovation or redevelopment (STCA)

Open: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

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$329,000

• 3 bedrooms, full en suite • Formal lounge & din ing • Family/rumpus to rear • Extensively renovated • 10m x 7m Garage, lane access • Pergola area with deck ing •11” ceilings, wonderlich & murray pine • New kitchen with dish washer

MUST SELL Open: Saturday10.45-11.15am

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Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: Riverview Rise Internet PID: 302381

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Premier Investment Opportunity

500sqm (approx) premises. 950sqm allotment. 16 Allocated covered parking spaces. Modern attractive reception area. Large kitchen facilities. Board room with refreshment area. Courtyards. Sale inclusive of chattels. Expect 8 - 10% gross returns (approx). Multi tenanted and fully serviced. Internal photos available at www.deakinbusinesscentre.com.au Expressions of Interest by 22nd January 2010

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 46 Lemon Avenue, Internet PID: 361469

Tony Roccisano

Rico D’Amico 0418 516 773

Mandy D’Amico 0417 017 635

Peter White 0407 212 850

Gary Castleman

Loretta Paiano 0418 596 789

Graeme Roper 0429 824008

David Martin 0417 007 556

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Winner of Home Beautiful NSW Home of the Year 1999. This spectacular residence has been designed to take advantage of its prime riverside location. The views are without a doubt the best in the district and can only be described as breathtaking. The home captures Australian indoor/outdoor living and the style is Classic Australian colonial with huge verandas.

$175,000

• Excellent income • Liquor Licence outlet • All fixtures ad fittings • Prominent position • Convenience plus takeaway • Walk in and start reaping the profits • Parking facilities • Approximately 300 square metres Contact: Loretta Paiano 0418 596 789 Address: Shop 1/293 Walnut Avenue Internet PID: 366239

Dream River Home - Reduced $2,250,000 All offers considered

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Inner City Charmer

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 51 Magnolia Avenue Internet PID: 354454

• 4 bedrooms all with BIR’s • 2 bathrooms • Reverse cycle aircon/heating • Large allotment Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: 147 Twelfth Street Internet PID: 364929


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MASSIVE PRICE REDUCTION A Truly Magnificent Home • 4 bedrooms plus study/3rd living area • 2 bathrooms plus powder room • 2 living areas • 39 squares (approx)

Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: 603 Walnut Avenue Internet PID: 353868

MILDURA

$380,000-$400,000

• Wooden bi-fold doors • Great natural lighting throughout • Stone kitchen bench tops • Landscaping to front and back

Open: Saturday 10.30-11.00am

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A Home & A Lifestyle

ESR $185,000-$199,500

• Feature timber kitchen, polished boards and decorative ceilings period character & charm throughout • Gas and wood heating •3 bedrooms,large open family/dining • Priced to sell and excellent value • Walk almost everywhere

•This home is a real showpiece, original

Contact: Graeme 0429 824 008 Address: 219 Eleventh Street, Mildura Internet PID: 341501 Open:

Ex Display Home

Saturday 11.30-12.00pm

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• Brick Veneer • 3 bedrooms with Built In Robes • 2 Living areas • Secure yard with shed Contact:Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 27 Maloney Drive Internet PID: 342977

A Smart Start

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ESR$190,000-$210,000 Outstanding Executive Home ESR$305,000-$335,000 • Double Lock Up Carport • Close to Centro • Established neighbourhood

Open: Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

ESR $220,000-$230,000

• In as new condition • 4 bedrooms w/ensuite • Large separate lounge • Great entertaining area Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 4Villiva Drive Internet PID: 350574

• Vast kitchen/meals area • Keenly sort West side location • 20 x 16 Shed • Superb, as new, family home

Open: Saturday 11.00-11.30am

Never Been Lived In Ex Display

ESR$315,000-$325,000 • 3 bedooms, built-in-robes • 2 bathrooms • Separate lounge/theatre • Fully appointed kitchen • Open family and meals • Prime position/walk to Centro • Landscaped with artificial turf to front and back • Extensive Pebblecrete • Fully fenced • Access to backyard

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Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 3 John Monash Boulevard Open: Saturday 11.00-1130am Internet PID: 357367

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$470,000 Are You Looking For?

$239,500

•Low maintenance 3 bedrooms •Huge paved, covered BBQ area • 33 Square home • Theatre room/open office • Open living area •Heating/Cooling for comfort • 4 bedrooms plus study • Separate lounge • 2 bathrooms plus powder room • Reverse cycle heating/cooling • Dishwasher & huge pantry •Quiet court location • Large L-shape family/kitchen • Lap pool, garden shed, display home • Storage shed & double carport •Inspect now Contact: Loretta Paiano 0418 596 789 Contact: Graeme 0429 824 008 Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 526 Walnut Avenue Address: 8 Macquarie Court Address: Unit 1, 217 Wade Avenue Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am Internet PID: 361566 Internet PID: 344016 Open: Saturday 11.00-11.30am Internet PID: 357363 Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am

• 3 bedrooms • 2 living areas • 2 toilets • Double garage

• Reverse cycle heating & cooling • Very secure • Very low maintenance • Centrally Located

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Exculsive Murray River Access ESR$395,000-$425,000 Fabulous Stone Front Villa • 4 bedrooms plus study • 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas • 5000sqm allotment • Computerised irrigation system Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: 19 Cobb & Co Way Internet PID: 361108

A Gem In Gol Gol

• 3 Bedrooms • Built-in-robes • Spacious kitchen • Large loungeroom Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 87 Wood Street Internet PID: 363896

•Established gardens •Huge outdoor entertainment •50x20 shed concrete, power •Murray River access

Open: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

• Very popular Villa complex • Slate roof, reverse cycle air • Spacious 2 bedroom, with Ensuite to main, large shower, WIR

$215,000

• Neutral tones throughout • Outdoor entertaining area • Double garage, auto door • Instant turf with no maintenance

Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 325 Eighth Street Internet PID: 360310 Open: Saturday

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Magnificent, Grand, IMPRESSIVE

11.00-11.30am

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$198,000 Two For The Price Of One! $160,000-$180,000

• Separate dining • Brick garage • Large allotment • Gasheating and cooking

Open: Saturday12.00-12.30pm

5021 1900

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 4 Allen Court Internet PID: 350389

Phone for an Inspection

Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101

Rico D’Amico 0418 516 773

Mandy D’Amico 0417 017 635

Peter White 0407 212 850

Gary Castleman 0419 548 922

Loretta Paiano 0418 596 789

Graeme Roper 0429 824008

David Martin 0417 007 556

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• Reverse cycle to both homes • 2 freestanding homes • Car accommodation & storage • 3 bedrooms, multi living • 2nd home, 1 bedroom, open plan living • Pergola to rear • Large block Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 4 Thirteenth Street Internet PID: 269909 Open: Saturday12.00-12.30pm

•Architecturally designed 4 bed room home plus Study •State of the art kitchen with butlers pantry •Magnificent open plan living incor porating family, dining and kitchen •Visitors/children’s wing with two large bedrooms with bathroom and theatre room •Separate lounge,office and impres sive entry •All doors leading to a magnificent lit up self cleaning pool with change room and toilet facilities •Quality plus in roof lines, lighting, flooring and fixtures •Three car lock up garage plus 25 x 50 powered shed •Situated on 2 acres in a quiet court with Gol Gol creek as your backyard •To capture the magnificence of this home it is a must see.


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A ‘Great LIttle Earner’

KOORLONG

$370,000 Plus SAV

• Freehold and Business • New kitchen • Busy Store with liquor & Post Office • Above ground pool • 4 bedroom home attached • Double carport • 2 bathrooms • 5000sqm Allotment Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: Koorlong Store Internet PID: 363777

Stunning Value

• Massive lounge to front • Open plan kitchen/meals • 9” ceilings and reverse cycle

Superb Building Allotment ESR $70,000-$75,000 Exemplary Family Home • Superb 4 br Ashlar brick home • Separate lounge, dining & family • Rev cycle heating & cooling • Infloor heating & ducted vaccum Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 5 Star Court Internet PID: 351577

• Fantastic Investment for the future • Situated close to schools • Surrounded by new homes • Short distance to Plaza • Approx 21 metre frontage and Major shopping Precinct • Immediate Sale Wanted • Riverside Park Estate Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: Lot 20 Renshinkan Court, 15th Street over Ontario Avenue Internet PID: 360551

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• 4 bedroom, full ensuite, WIR

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ESR $340,000-$360,000 Priced To Sell • Double garage with auto door • 20 x 20 steel shed • 900sqm lanscaped allotment • Below replacement cost

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 44 Tulane Drive Internet PID: 358463

5021 1900

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

$189,000 Build Your Dream Home

• Approx 15 acres • Walk to Murray River • Boat ramp just a short drive • Great rural setting Contact: David 0417 007 556 Address: Lot 2 Pumps Road Open: Saturday 9.15-9.45am Internet PID: 362551

• Brick veneer • Fully renovated kitchen • Large lounge, separate dining • 3 bedrooms with built-in-robes

• Separate powered shed • Secure back yard • Excellent 1st home owner/investor • Good size allotment

Contact: Graeme 0429 824 008 Address: 25 Windsor Street Internet PID: 350399

RED CLIFFS

$150,000

•Permit for a dwelling •Land has been cleared so you can plant what you like or use it for horse paddocks

Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101

Rico D’Amico 0418 516 773

Strong quarter of growth for home prices By Enzo Raimondo

The REIV has released its September quarter Property Update, which shows the median price of a house in Melbourne reached $480,000, an increase of 6.7 per cent since the June quarter. Improved confidence in the Victorian economy combined with ongoing population increases has resulted in a new record quarterly median price and it is clear that the recovery in the property market is widespread, with record demand in the city’s most prestigious suburbs as well as its most affordable ones. Individual monthly results also show ongoing and sustained increases over the quarter, which indicates that demand will continue to push up prices through October, November and December. The improved confidence in the economy has revealed the underlying issue: a lack of supply, both for purchasers and renters. Unless there is a sustained increase in supply, the REIV expects further pressure on prices. The greatest pressure on prices was recorded in the middle suburbs, those between 10 and 20 km from the CBD, where the median price went up by 8.8 per cent compared to 6.5 per cent in the inner suburbs and 3.6 per cent in the outer suburbs. Surrey Hills has recorded the largest increase in its median this quarter, increasing by 24.6 per cent from $905,000 to $1,127,500. Pascoe Vale also recorded strong increases in demand; its median rose by 23.7 per cent from $485,000 to $600,000. Strong demand for traditional detached homes was also recorded in similar middle-ring suburbs such as Thornbury, Highett, Doncaster East, Nunawading and Bentleigh East. This result comes as no surprise; in the auction market the REIV has recorded 25 weekends in a row with a clearance rate in excess of 80 per cent. This has been a very good period for vendors but it is not sustainable. The median price for a unit or apartment has increased by 5.1 per cent in the quarter from $390,000 to $410,000 – the first time it has exceeded $400,000. Changes in regional Victoria were not as pronounced. In the City of Ballarat the median price increased by 3.4 per cent for the quarter from $235,000 to $243,000. Over the past 12 months it has recorded FOR SALE BY TENDER an increase of 5.9 per cent. FOR SALE BY TENDER CARWARP DRYLAND BLOCK CARWARP DRYLANDROAD BLOCK The median price of a house in Greater Bendigo fell LOT CA 29 BONOONAR CA 29 BONOONAR ROAD by 2.2 per cent over the quarter from $249,000 to • 371 Lot Ha, Excellent Grain production record. Hain, Excellent Grain production record $243,500. Over the year it increased by 5.9 per cent. •371 Share private water supply & easement to ShareMurray in private water supply & easement to MurrayPrices remained relatively stable in Greater Geelong River (10km). River (10 km) potential. • Future irrigation development at $329,000 and increased over the 12 months by Future Irrigation development potential 9.7 per cent. In the Wellington Shire healthy demand Tender documents, terms and conditions ender Documents and terms and conditions available resulted in the median price increasing by 12 per available from the offi ce of from the office of David Messenger Solicitor cent in the quarter from $250,000 to $280,000 and David Messenger 111 Lime Avenue 111 Lime Avenue, ph. 50 235 982 in Greater Shepparton it fell by seven per cent to MilduraMildura. ph 50235982 Tender closing: 2pm, Fri 29th Jan 2010 $218,500 Tender closing 2.00 pm Fri 29th Jan 2010

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Graeme Roper 0429 824008

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The best deal in town On offer is this strategically designed 9 year old brick home in a very quite court location. Within only a short walking distance to Ranfurly Primary School and local parks, this truly is the ideal home to raise your family. Quality features of this large family home include 2 separate living areas, 4 generous sized bedrooms, master includes walk in robe and ensuite. Portable gas heating, slow combustion log fire and evaporative cooling, fully appointed kitchen with electric cooking and walk in pantry and views looking over the large pitched roof undercover entertainment area with ceiling fans for those warm summer nights and it’s very own built in bar. Situated on an extremely large 802m2 (approximate) allotment, the family home also includes a double lock up garage with internal access, garden shed and rear yard access to a generous sized backyard which could easily accommodate a swimming pool for the kids to enjoy during the summer! This family home truly does have everything you need at a very affordable price, ring to inspect now!

PROPERTY details Address: 16 Sirius Court, Mildura Inspection: Phone to inspect

Contact: Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 ResCom Mildura 5021 4600

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ESR $345,000-$365,000

• Large 867sqm allotment • Paved, roofed entertaining area • 8m x 2.5m shed with power • Quiet Westside Court location

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Res Com Property & Finance Centre ResCom Property & Finance Centre 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 510 Plenty Road, Mill Park www.rescommildura.com.au

www.rescom.com.au/millpark

BLOSSOM PARK YELTA

872 Wentworth Road

Stylish & Elegant Living

NEW LISTING

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue MILDURA

6 Taylor Drive

JANUARY 23rd, 2010 12.00 noon SATURDAY

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

4 Bedroom In Popular Location

Big House, Bigger Shed

AUCTION

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Situated in a quiet court this family home is close to schools,

Set on an elevated ridge with panoramic rural views, this property offers unlimited potential for the growing family & BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000 keen tradesman. • 3 Bedrooms plus study • Spacious separate living areas, downstairs rumpus room • Fully appointed timber kitchen with separate dining Space, Quality & Features • Approx 100’ x 75’ brick shed with 20 pallet coolroom, This built&home is sure 3 Phase power, airquality conditioning amenities blockto please with the numerous features on offer, • 3992m2 allotment such as the sunken lounge with timber AUCTION Saturday January,ceilings, @12.00 noon site floors and23rd cathedral hugeontiled BUYER GUIDE family $320,000 to $355,000 room, timber kitchen to please INSPECT Saturday 2.00enthusiast, to 2.30pm 3 bedrooms with any cooking robes and full280 ensuite and walk in robe Martin Williams 0429 659

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an excellent size allotment. A total package awaits your inspection.

MILDURA

5 Alica Court

sporting facilities & Centro Plaza. Comprising; • 4 BR’s or 3 & a study with BIR’s (ensuite to main) • Open kitchen family / meals area, dishwasher

Prominent Location

• Gas heating & evaporative Located within cooling walking distance to schools,

shopsgood andsize transport. Thissize exceptionally clean • Double carport, shed, good block 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized

bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large BUYER GUIDE $225,000 to $255,000

kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining Saturday 12.00area. to 12.30pm family and meals This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located Angela Walter 0401 282minutes 976 walking distance to within a few schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops.

INSPECT

MILDURA

11/8 Taylor Drive

AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue The Perfect Choice This quality built home is sure to please with the numerous features on offer, such asFamily the sunken lounge with timber Well Designed Living floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled Ideally located family in a sought after court location a spacious room, timber kitchenonto please 1358m2 allotment well presented quality3 home offers with any this cooking enthusiast, bedrooms something for all the family. Comprises; robes and full ensuite and walk in robe • 4 Bedrooms, to ensuite & study master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered • Formal lounge & dining with built-in bar deck area with built in spa, with internal • Fully appointed kitchen withdouble adjoininggarage family room access & rear drive • Extensive outdoor entertainment areathrough. Set on an excellent size allotment. A total package • In-ground pool, spa & gazebo, well established gardens your inspection. • R/C air con., awaits double garage with direct internal access &

Sleek & Affordable A quality design along with excellent features at an affordable price, not much more that you could ask for. • 3 BR’s with built-in robes (master with ensuite) • Open plan kitchen, meals & living area • Double remote control tilt-a-door carport • Low maintenance property on 446m2 (approx) • Quiet location close to Centro shops, public transport & schools

side yard access • 20’ x 30’ lock-up shed BUYER GUIDE $365,000 to $400,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect GUIDE Tense VenneriBUYER 0409 430 183 In excess of $300,000 INSPECT

GOL MILL GOL PARK 26 Golf Links Drive

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

131 Wood SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Street Road

Popular Location, With Potential!

Great opportunity here to buy your 1st home or investment at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up As New,lounge, Greatkitchen, Location garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently let forimpressive $823pcm. Vacant possession available. This brick veneer is only 6 months old & is set on a

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $220,000 • 4 Bedrooms all Saturday with BIR’s plus master withpm ensuite INSPECT 11.30 - 12.00

good size allotment with not a thing to do.

• Separate living areas & fully appointed modern kitchen SOUTH MORANG Lot 9092 Paringa • Fully landscaped with auto sprinklers • 6 x 4m Color Bond shed & double L/U garage with auto door • A great opportunity to purchase a quality family home in the ever expanding & ever popular Gol Gol area. BUYER GUIDE $305,000 to $340,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise

BURONGA

(Leonda Village) Unit

9/9 Silver City HWY

Great Spot, Great Value 4 Bedrooms/2 Living Areas

Federation Townhouse Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

Setbedroom in the tranquil Leonda Village, Brand new 4 home, master withthis fullappealing ensuite and walk in brick robe,veneer formal & informal living areas, townhouse would be ideal forstunning owner kitchen, 900 SS appliances, beautiful tiling and décor, occupiers orducted investors. carpets to bedrooms, heating, downlights throughout,•double remote 2 Bedrooms withdrive BIR’s through garage, huge stamp duty savings.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $315,000rear yard • Secure & low maintenance INSPECT Saturday 1.30 - 2.00 pm Mel Ref: 183 E9

• Designed to open plan living, well appointed kitchen • Single carport & visitor car parking BUYER GUIDE $130,000 to $145,000 INSPECT Saturday 2.00 to 2.30pm Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

four services in one real estate mortgages

Martin Scott 0417 016 288

$200,000 to $225,000

INSPECT

Saturday 10.00 to 10.30am

Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

MILDURA

45 Eaglesham Street

First Home Or Investment!

This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

BUYER GUIDE

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

Top Location, Perfect Presentation Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This Great Investment - What A Return! exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, Investors take note at this little ripper with a projected rental formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on yourreturn inspection of approx 7% perGUIDE annum. In excess of $300,000 BUYER list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• 3 Bedroom cottage home

SOUTH MORANG

• Carport, shed & easy to maintain yard • Expected rental return approx $165 per week BUYER GUIDE

$105,000 to $135,000

INSPECT

Saturday 12.30 to 1.00pm

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

MILDURA

2/78 Chaffey Avenue

Inner City Townhouse Elevated Home!

Brand New - Turn Key!

This spacious inner city townhouse is easy

Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, double garage and more...

We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, walking distance to theformal CBD, Murray open plan living home. Featuring loungeriver with&air conditioning and polished floor boards, huge kitchen and sporting facilities. family room, built in robes to all bedrooms & ensuite to • 3Other Spacious BR’s, include master with ensuite & WIR main bedroom. features ducted heating, quality fittings,• double garage and kitchen more...with adjoining dining Fully appointed modern

BUYER GUIDE $329,000

• Double lock-up garage UMR & rear lane access BUYER GUIDE In excess of $280,000

conveyancing

David Hensgen 0417 863 469

SOUTH • FeaturesMORANG polished floorboards & new evaporative cooler

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

• Huge lounge, great outdoor entertaining area • Immaculate low maintenance gardens BUYER GUIDE $265,000 to $295,000 INSPECT Saturday 1.00 to 1.30pm Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

insurance

Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

Angela Walter Chris Katis Robinvale 0401 282 976 0428 827 675


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03 5021 6888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 PinePlenty Avenue,Road, Mildura Mill Park 510 www.rescommildura.com.au www.rescom.com.au/millpark BLOSSOM PARK MILDURA

4 Wittman Avenue Stylish & Elegant Living

NEW LISTING

MILL PARKBILLABONG 8 Prince of Wales Avenue KINGS

769 Cureton Ave (at end of 11th st)

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

Have your wits about you!

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

Kings Billabong Views & Access

Position buyers take note of this tranquil well located home situated in the popular Boulevard prescint walking distance to Centro Plaza. BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000 • 3 Bedrooms with ensuite • 2 Separate living areas • Established lawn & garden. Paved BBQ Space, Quality & area Features • Single Lock up garage This quality built home is sure to please • 709m2 Blockwith the numerous features on offer, as the lounge with timber BUYER GUIDE such $200,000 to sunken $230,0000 floors and11.30 cathedral ceilings, huge tiled INSPECT Saturday to 12.00pm family room, timber kitchen to please Martin Williams 0429 659 280 any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with Tense Vennerirobes 0409 and 430 183 full ensuite and walk in robe to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an excellent size allotment. A total package awaits your inspection.

MILDURA

369 Eighth Street

Prestigious two storey residence set on a 5000m2 of land, this exclusive home is planned to four spacious bedrooms, two ensuites, a large study, 3 living areas & a gym room. • Solid timber kitchen with walk-in pantry • 2nd storey decks over looking Billabong & wet lands reserve Prominent Location • Separate two storey garage with gym up stairs Located within walking distance to schools, • Slow combustion, plus open fireexceptionally place in formal lounge shops gas andheater transport. This clean bedroom family homeofoffers sized • Pump on 3Kings Billabong, 5 megs water generous plus town water bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large BUYER GUIDE $570,000 to $630,000 kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.45am family and meals area. This is definitely one Brian Erskine 0419 127 993 that should be on your inspection list. Located Angela Walter 0401 282 976 walking distance to within a few minutes schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops.

MILDURA

Lots 1 to 12 Wisteria Way

AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue The Perfect Choice This quality built home is sure to please with the numerous features on offer, such& asEntertain the sunken lounge with timber Relax, Enjoy floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled This sensational one year old family hometo offers a family room, timbersized kitchen please cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms versatile layoutany bursting with natural light & so much spacewith to robes and full ensuite and walk in robe move & grow. to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor deck • Three good sized bedrooms pluscovered study or 4th BRarea with built in spa, double garage with internal • Open plan kitchen, meals & living room access & rear drive through. Set on an • Separate lounge ideal forsize entertaining excellent allotment. A total package awaits your inspection. • Double garage, separate shed & low maintenance gardens

Modern Stylish Townhouses Plenty of options here for first home buyers ($29,500 FHBG), astute investors or retirees for low maintenance living. • 3 Bedrooms (main with WIR & large ensuite) • Separate formal lounge • Mirror-tone kitchen with S/S appliances • Well designed ‘study nook’ adjoining family room • Double garage with storage & internal access

• 631m3 (approx) block of land close to parks & schools BUYER GUIDE $250,000 to $280,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

MILDURA MILL PARK 26 Golf Links Drive

Popular Location, With Potential!

INSPECT

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

22 Bakogiannis Court SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Road

Great opportunity here to buy your 1st home or investment at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, lounge,Modern kitchen, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up Exceptional Elegance garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently Design, liveability and stylepossession best describes this outstanding let for $823pcm. Vacant available.

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

BUYER In offering excess aofgreat $220,000 finishes GUIDE throughout, sense of light and space. INSPECT Features include; Saturday 11.30 - 12.00 pm

MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise

• 4 Bedrooms (main with WIR & ensuite) SOUTH MORANG Lot 9092 Paringa • Lounge/ rumpus room • Stunning fully appointed chefs kitchen adjoining casual dining & living room • Fabulous decked outdoor living area • Floorboards, R/C air con., natural gas & side vehicle access BUYER GUIDE $340,000 to $380,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.30 to 12.00 Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

as new modern home. Incorporating the finest fittings and

874 Fifteenth Street

Look No Further 4 Bedrooms/2 Living Areas

Federation Townhouse

$240,000

INSPECT

Saturday 11.45 to 12.15pm

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

MILDURA

9 Trafalgar Drive

First Home Or Investment!

This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

MILDURA

BUYER GUIDE

A Stones throw from Centro Plaza, this spacious

Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

Brand new 4 bedroomrepresents home, master withfor fullmoney. ensuite greatliving value and walk in townhouse robe, formal & informal areas, stunning Large separate lounge with built-in sidedécor, board kitchen, 900• SS appliances, beautiful tiling and carpets to bedrooms, heating,kitchen downlights • Spacious &ducted fully appointed with throughout, double remote drive through garage, huge adjoining meals stamp duty savings.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• TwoInspacious with built-in robes BUYER GUIDE excessbedrooms of $315,000 maintenance doubleMel L/URef: garage INSPECT • LowSaturday 1.30gardens - 2.00&pm 183 E9

• Separate laundry, toilet & bathroom

with auto door BUYER GUIDE $185,000 to $215,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.00 to 12.30pm Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

four services in one real estate mortgages

Top Location, Perfect Presentation Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This West Side Location exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, Excellent family home or investment opportunity. This well formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining April at 12.30 pm for homeAUCTION is situated close Sat to the5th CBD, schools & local family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on yourcared inspection BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 amenities. Comprising; list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• 3 Bedrooms with BIR, ensuite to main

SOUTH MORANG

SOUTH MORANG • Good size lounge

• Kitchen family / dining overlooking patio area • 8 x 6 Shed concrete floor & power • 723m2 allotment BUYER GUIDE $215,000 to $240,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am Angela Walter 0401 282 976

MILDURA

1 Harvey Court

Summer Lovin! Elevated Home!

Brand New - Turn Key! Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, double garage and more... BUYER GUIDE $329,000

Set in a quiet court location is this immaculate

We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, home presentedformal as if it were straight open plan livingfamily home. Featuring lounge without airof a conditioning and polished floor brochure. boards, huge kitchen and tropical Island resort family room, built in robes to all bedrooms ensuite to • 3 Bedrooms, master with ensuite & plus 4 BR/study main bedroom. Other features include ducted heating, Semi-updated throughout with new carpets, painting quality fittings, •double garage and more...

d l o s

& down lights

Fully appointed timber kitchen overlooking 11 x 6m om• in-ground CGUIDE BUYER In excess poolof $280,000 s e • Manicured gardens featuring fully established palm trees by R • Garden shed, evaporative cooling & gas heating BUYER GUIDE $270,000 to $299,000 Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

conveyancing

insurance “A new level of property management” “Mortgage Specialist”

Diana Kalagurgevic Sharon Williams

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Mildura Weekly - 18/12/09

Home Buyers Guide

03 50216888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue,Road, MilduraMill Park 510 Plenty www.rescommildura.com.au www.rescom.com.au/millpark BLOSSOM PARK

MILL PARKLEVEL 8 PrinceOF of Wales Avenue MANAGEMENT - “Four Services in One” A NEW PROPERTY Stylish & Elegant Living

NEW LISTING

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

“SUNRAYSIA’S BEST KEPT SECRET”

MERBEIN - RURAL

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

118 Wentworth Rd

This property offers the perfect escape. Lifestyle, tranquillity, classic charm with all the mod cons. BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000 A grand old lady tastefully resorted & upgraded to combine the old & new. Space, Quality & Features The uniqueness of this property offers endless options This quality built home is sure to please for business & leisure combined. with the numerous features on offer,

such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled family room, timber kitchen to please • Gourmet kitchen bench tops throughout any/ stone cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with robes/and full ensuite and metal walk in robe • Large formal lounge Wunderlich pressed ceilings to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with • 3 Large bedrooms plus bungalow built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an • Large workshop with 3 phase power excellent size allotment. A total package • Original stablesawaits resorted toinspection. entertainment area your

Most Property Managers do all the usual things.., finding tenants, routine inspections, fixing leaking taps and collecting the rent, but ResCom Mildura offers so much more. We have the back-up of the ResCom Legal Team. We have a Mortgage Specialist in the office, to provide alternative property investment options. We also have insurance brokerage service for advice on landlord and building insurance. All these services..., and it cost’s no more. Talk to Diana about how you can get real value for your property management fees.

Prominent Location Located within walking distance to schools,

ResCom shops and Mildura transport. This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom Mildura family home offers generous sized 79 Pine Avenue, bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large Pkitchen 03 5021 with a 4600 new U/R stove and adjoining

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within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to Tradesman Shed within a few minutes schools, shops. Located walking distance schools, shops. Absolutely stunningtotradesman’s shed in an equally

MILDURA

12 Bakogiannis Court

stunning location. Build your dream home here. • 15m x 7.5 x 3.6(H) insulated & air conditioned shed • 3.1m Auto roller door • 3 Phase power, Sat water & sewer connected AUCTION 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 • Plumbed with toilet, sink, basins & 25,000lt tank INSPECT Saturday 12.30 1.00 • All on 883sqr mtr - includes plans-for yourpm dream home BUYER GUIDE $150,000 to $180,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Martin Scott 0417 016 288

• Outdoor spa, 10 acres with 5.7 megs of water BUYER GUIDE INSPECT

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

Offers Over $550,000 BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm Ring to inspect this weekend

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Perfect Angela Walter 0401The 282 976

Choice

This quality built home is sure to please with the numerous features on offer, such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled 3family Bedroom Homekitchen On AntoAcre room, timber please any enthusiast, 3 bedrooms Sick of cooking neighbours? Want your own space, ownwith robes and full ensuite and walk in robe privacy & looking for peace and quiet? is to master, ducted heating, andThis cooling, definitely house for you. deck area with alarm,the outdoor covered built in on spa, with internal • Situated an double elevated garage 1 acre allotment & millblock rear drive through. Setplan on living an • 3access Bedroom home with open excellent size allotment. A total package • 1.5 Meg water right, surrounded by vines awaits your inspection.

MERBEIN

54 Yelta Road North

MERBIEN

18 Main Avenue North

It’s Huge Inside!

This is not your ordinary 2 bedder! Ideally located from Merbein’s main street & sporting complexes, you can’t go wrong here. • Two very large bedrooms with BIR’s • Open plan kitchen / meals & living area • Great sized & enclosed rear yard • Includes reverse cycle heating / cooling, unit only 8 years old BUYER GUIDE $150,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

• Slow combustion log fire & evaporative cooling • This is the ideal home to start a family BUYER GUIDE $150,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect BUYER In excess of $300,000 Ben RidleyGUIDE 0407 830 970 INSPECT

EUSTON MILL PARK 26 Golf Links Drive

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Lot 9 Sturt Highway SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Road

ROBINVALE

Knights Bend

Leisure, Pleasure, Adventure

Natural Wonder - Lake Frontage

Popular Location, With Potential! This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

ROBINVALE

A rare lifestyle property not readily available at this price level. Offers panoramic views & a pristine natural environment with century old trees and abundant bird life. • Breathtaking sunrises - passionate sunsets • 9.45ha (23 acres) fully fenced • House site leveled & ready to build • Concrete tanks • Stock & domestic water BUYER GUIDE $90,000 to $110,000 First Home Or Investment! INSPECT Ring To Inspect Great opportunity here to buy827 your675 1st home or investment Chris Katis 0428

at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently let for $823pcm. Vacant possession Affordable Bricks &available. Tiles

112 George Street

Brick veneer & tiled roof home has a lot to offer

BUYER GUIDE excess of or $220,000 to an In astute owner investor. Has just had a INSPECT Saturday 11.30 - 12.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

complete new kitchen & well located with a lot

of potential. Lot 9092 Paringa SOUTH MORANG

MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise

ROBINVALE

8623 Murray Valley HWY

Looking for a place to live, work or weekends to

Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

Brand new 4 bedroom home, master with full ensuite This solid brick cottageliving partlyareas, renovated and walk infish? robe, formal & informal stunning new solid brick 8m x 6mtiling shedand with décor, air kitchen, 900with SSaappliances, beautiful carpets to bedrooms, conditioner, isducted sure toheating, please. downlights throughout, double remote drive through garage, huge 3 Bedrooms plus study stamp duty •savings.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• Carbon filter domestic water BUYER GUIDE In excess of $315,000 INSPECT • Shared Saturday - 2.00 Ref: 183 E9 pump 1.30 on river - 2.2pm megsMel of water

• Reverse cycle air con. & combustion heater

allotment with established gardens & well fenced.

SOUTH MORANG • 4 Bedrooms WIR & ensuite to main

ROBINVALE

(10 Tolley Crt) 10/

Brand New - Turn Key! Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, double garage and more... BUYER GUIDE $329,000

Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

Martin Scott 0417 016 288

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

conveyancing

David Hensgen 0417 863 469

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

129 Latje Road

Smart Private & Secure Elevated Home!

• Established gardens - 2000m2 approx allotment BUYER GUIDE $135,000 to $160,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

four services in one real estate mortgages

2 Nulty Drive

• Large kitchen dining & separate lounge • 2 Living areas - down lights • R/C air-con, combustion heater & solar hot water • Double lock-up garage plus single carport BUYER GUIDE $245,000 to $270,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

Weekender 1st Home Buyer 4 Bedrooms/2 LivingOrAreas

Federation Townhouse

Top Location, Perfect Presentation

Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining Nice House - Quiet Street AUCTION Sat 5th Aprilin at 12.30 pm brick family home located a very quiet family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection Large BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. area with lots of room for the kids. 854m2 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

SOUTH MORANG

• 3 Bedrooms - BIR in 2 • Open plan kitchen - dining area • Separate large lounge • Single lock-up brick garage • Side entry to secure back yard BUYER GUIDE $185,000 to $210,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

BOUNDARY BEND

Enjoy your family holiday’s on this very well equipped houseboat with registered mooring site (STMSBA) close to Robinvale township & excellent road access. Be quick... • 48ft L, 14ft W - solar panel / inverter • 2 Bedrooms both with double & single beds • Spacious fully equip kitchen / lounge • 75hp 2 stroke O/B mariner • New canvas canopy to front & upper deck • New BBQ - esky etc W.I.W.O BUYER GUIDE Offers Over $125,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

A modern quality built double storey townhouse

We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, opposite hospital.formal Quite private court open plan living home.the Featuring lounge withlocation air withpolished minimumfloor maintenance for maximum conditioning and boards, huge kitchenliving and & family room, built in robes allfamilies bedrooms & ensuite to leisure. Wouldtosuit or investors. main bedroom. Other features include ducted heating, With extra land -and paved BBQ area quality fittings, •double garage more...

• 3 Bedrooms, ensuite & WIR’s • Reverse cycle air conditioning BUYER GUIDE• Double In excess of $280,000 garage - auto door • Fully equip kitchen - separate lounge BUYER GUIDE Offers Over $290,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

insurance

Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

Angela Walter Chris Katis Robinvale 0401 282 976 0428 827 675


18/12/09 - Mildura Weekly

Home Buyers Guide

03 50216888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue,Road, MilduraMill Park 510 Plenty www.rescommildura.com.au www.rescom.com.au/millpark BLOSSOM RED CLIFFSPARK

4 Lavender Rise

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue IRYMPLE

30 Wilkie Drive

Stylish & Elegant Living

NEW LISTING

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

Position & Price

New Home in New Subdivision

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

Rare opportunity to purchase in a sought after Irymple location

Surrounded by quality homes in a new subdivision and close to shopping prescient, this new home will suit 1st home buyers, BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000 investors or retiree’s. • 3 Bedroom brick veneer, 2 bathrooms • Open plan living (approx 15.5 sqrs of living) Quality & Features • Reverse cycleSpace, heating/ cooling • Natural gas connected This quality built home is sure to please • Approx rentalwith returnthe $250 - $260 perfeatures week on offer, numerous suchallotment as the sunken lounge with timber • Low maintenance floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled BUYER GUIDE $220,000 to $250,000 family room, timber kitchen to please INSPECT Saturday 1.00enthusiast, to 1.30pm 3 bedrooms with any cooking robes David Hensgen 0417and 863 full 469ensuite and walk in robe to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an Summer Is Here! excellent size allotment. A total package Summer here, why not spoil the kids & yourself awaitsis your inspection.

RED CLIFFS

5 Melia Avenue

with this complete family package. • 3 Bedroom brick veneer (6yrs old) • 2 Living areas / 2 bathrooms • Large 30’ x 20’ shed with 3 phase power • Solar heated / self cleaning in-ground pool BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 • Large pitched entertainment INSPECT Saturdayarea 12.30 - 1.00 pm • Spacious 929m2 allotment • Approx rental return $280 to $290 per wk BUYER GUIDE $275,000 to $315,000 The Perfect Choice INSPECT Saturday 12.00 to 12.30pm David 0417 home 863 469 ThisHensgen quality built is sure to please

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

close to shops, Post Office & bus stop. • 3 Bedrooms plus study brick veneer home • Natural gas heating & evap. cooling

Location • New floor Prominent coverings / freshly painted, double carport Located within walking distance to schools, • 713m2 Allotment

shops and transport. This exceptionally clean

• Approx rental return $225 to $235 wk generous sized 3 bedroom family homeper offers bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large BUYER GUIDE $185,000 to $215,000

kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining family and meals This is definitely one Saturday 11.00area. to 11.30am that should be on your inspection list. Located David Hensgen 863 469 walking distance to within0417 a few minutes schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops.

INSPECT

IRYMPLE

531 Irymple Avenue

AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue

with the numerous features on offer, such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled family room, timber Compare With Thekitchen Rest to please any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with This property favourable robes andwill fullcompare ensuitemore andthan walk in robe with in this price range. toothers master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with A MUST INSPECTION... spa, double garage with internal • 3built BR’s,inrenovated kitchen / new appliances access & rear drive through. Set on an • New evaporative / gas Aheating excellent size cooling allotment. total package • Superb / courtyard area awaitsentertainment your inspection.

RED CLIFFS

125 Jacaranda Street

Rural Charmer First home buyers and retirees don’t miss this opportunity to purchase this appealing rural property offering a low maintenance lifestyle. Set on 698m2 this character home comprises two bedrooms, open plan living with fully appointed kitchen. Includes a shady decked outdoor entertainment area double

• Shed / workshop plus new 20’ x 20’ Shed • Approx rental return - $200 to $210 per week BUYER GUIDE $145,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Saturday 2.00 to 2.30pm BUYER GUIDE In 863 excess David Hensgen 0417 469of $300,000 INSPECT

RED MILLCLIFFS PARK 26 Golf Links Drive

Potential & Potential & Potential

Popular Location, With Potential! This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

RED CLIFFS

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

45 Guava SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Street Road

A stately character home in an unsurpassed location, close to main street & recreation facilities. • 4 Bedrooms with separate lounge • Polished floorboards throughout • Large rear verandah • In-ground swimming pool • Rental return expected $230 per week BUYER GUIDE $155,000 to $185,000 First Home Or Investment! INSPECT Ring To Inspect Great opportunity here to buy your home or investment David Hensgen 0417 8631st 469

at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently let for $823pcm. VacantAs possession As Good New available.

26 Ovens Avenue

Professionally & tastefully renovated throughout

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $220,000 home, locatedpm only minutes INSPECT this weatherboard Saturday 11.30 - 12.00

d l o s

from the town centre is value buying. Inspection

SOUTH aMORANG Lot 9092 Paringa must...

lock-up carport & a 25’ x 30’ lock-up shed with mezzanine floor.

MILDURA

16 Sirius Court

If the phrase “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” has any meaning, this is it! Behind this small facade is a big family home. • 4 Generous bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR • Two separate living areas to keep the kids at bay • Fully appointed kitchen O/L picturesque backyards • Large undercover ent. area with built-in-bar • Quiet court location close to schools, parks & shops BUYER GUIDE $250,000 to $285,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.00 to 12.30pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

Top Location, Perfect Presentation

MILDURA

6 Oxley Court

Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining Stylish 4 BR / 3 Bathroom AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your inspectionLocated in aGUIDE quiet court locationof this fabulous as BUYER In excess $300,000 new brick veneer home will appeal to many. list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• Four bedrooms, 2 living areas & study • Three bathrooms (2 ensuite & 1 bathroom)

SOUTH MORANG

SOUTH MORANG • Fully appointed kitchen

• Ducted reverse cycle air con. (zoned) • Double remote garage with internal access • 6 x 6 Shed (plumbed), 6 x 6 carport • Wide side access gate - ample room for boat, trailer or caravan BUYER GUIDE $335,000 to $365,000 INSPECT Saturday 1.00 to 1.30pm Angela Walter 0401 282 976 Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

• 3 Bedrooms (2 with WIR’s) • Two way bathroom, evaporative cooling • Polished floorboards throughout • Town water & sewage • Approx rental return - $180 to $190 per week BUYER GUIDE $150,000 to $180,000 David Hensgen 0417 863 469

Federation Townhouse

A unique colonial style home within walking

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

BUYER GUIDE In shed excess ofconcrete $315,000 with powerMel Ref: 183 E9 INSPECT • Large Saturday 1.30 - 2.00&pm

• Polished floorboards throughout

• Fully fenced 1/2 acre allotment BUYER GUIDE $150,000 to $180,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect David Hensgen 0417 863 469

four services in one real estate mortgages

Brand New - Turn Key! Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating853 and m 2evaporative (approx.) cooling, double garage and more... m

Brand new 4 bedroom home, master with full ensuite of the Murray river. living Realistically and walk indistance robe, formal & informal areas,priced stunning kitchen, 900 beautiful tiling and décor, to SS sell appliances, quickly. carpets to bedrooms, ducted heating, downlights 3 Bedrooms throughout,•double remote drive through garage, huge stamp duty•savings. Red Gum timber kitchen with modern appliances

16 Elizabeth Avenue

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Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

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We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, Close to Centro Shopping centre, schools public open plan living home. Featuring formal lounge with& air conditioning and polished floor boards, huge kitchen and transport. family room, built in robes to all bedrooms & ensuite to main bedroom.• Other features include ducted heating, Some 853m2 (approx of land) quality fittings, double garage and more...

• Possible two unit site (STCA) • Positioned in a quiet Cul De Sac BUYER GUIDE• Surrounded In excess of by $280,000 established homes BUYER GUIDE $92,500 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

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Damian Portaro Finance Consultant 0418 991 026

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03 50216888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue,Road, MilduraMill Park 510 Plenty www.rescommildura.com.au www.rescom.com.au/millpark BLOSSOM PARK CARDROSS

487 Myall Street

Stylish & Elegant Living

NEW LISTING

MILL 8 Prince of Wales Avenue REDPARK CLIFFS

71 Nardoo Street

Stunning, four double bedrooms plus rumpus exquisite home. Enter an open tiled foyer, large lounge with extensive windows and cathedral ceilings. An imposing kitchen with quality appliances, including dishwasher, large meals and adjoining family room, overlooking a lavish undercover entertainment area. Complimented by fully landscaped, manicured gardens,extensive paving, built in BBQ, close to schools and transport, double remote drive through garage, ducted heating, cooling, alarm and irresistible homely feel.

Priced To Sell

Renovated Home on 2.5 acres

Extremely well presented brick veneer home styled around open plan living. An inspection a must. • 3 Bedrooms (BIR’s in all) • New kitchen & new bathroom • Split system heating/cooling, Coonara & evap. cooling Prominent Location • New floor coverings & freshly painted Located within walking distance to schools, • Large 30’shops x 20’ shed concrete & power and with transport. This exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family homeper offers • Approx rental return $210 to $220 wk generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, dining area, large BUYER GUIDE $170,000 $200,000 kitchen with a to new U/R stove and adjoining INSPECT familySunday 1.00 to 1.30pm and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located David Hensgen 0417 863 469

A rare find for purchases seeking a rural property of this size acreage. Will attract plenty of interest.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $435,000

• 4 Bedroom weatherboard home

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

• Decked patio surrounding above ground pool • Huge 65’ x 30’Space, shed/ workshop Quality

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• 2 megs of water pumpbuilt home is sure to please This/ own quality with the numerous features on offer, • Approx 2.5 acres such as the sunken lounge with timber

BUYER GUIDE floors $245,000 $285,000 ceilings, huge tiled andtocathedral family INSPECT Sundayroom, 2.00 totimber 2.30pmkitchen to please

any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with

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to master, ducted heating, and cooling, alarm, outdoor covered deck area with built in spa, double garage with internal access & rear with drive through. Set on an Rural Living River Nearby excellent size allotment. A total package Setawaits on a rural parcel of land with river nearby, this your inspection.

RED CLIFFS

444 Woomera Avenue

solid conite home will attract plenty of attention. Be quick... • 3 Bedrooms (BIR in all), large sunroom • Evaporative cooling / electric heating BUYER excess of $300,000 • 12m x 7m GUIDE open bayInshed with power INSPECT • Approx 1 acre / 1.5 Saturday megs water12.30 - 1.00 pm • Approx rental return $180 to $190 per wk BUYER GUIDE $155,000 to $185,000 INSPECT Sunday 10.00 to 10.30am The Perfect Choice David Hensgen 0417 863 469 This quality built home is sure to please

MILL PARK 12 Manning Clarke Road

within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. This is definitely one that should be on your inspection list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops.

MILDURA

206 Eighth Street

AUCTION Sat 5th April at 12.30 pm BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

MILL PARK 8 Prince of Wales Avenue

with the numerous features on offer, such as the sunken lounge with timber floors and cathedral ceilings, huge tiled family room, timber kitchen to please Affordability & Location any cooking enthusiast, 3 bedrooms with Hard to find homes in this price range, that are robes and full ensuite and walk in robe welltolocated. master, ducted heating, and cooling, • 2alarm, BR conite home covered deck area with outdoor builtsize in lounge spa, double •Good area garage with internal access & rear drive through. Set on an • Evap cooling/ oil heating excellent size allotment. A total package • Natural connected awaitsgas your inspection.

RED CLIFFS

22 Tecoma Street

“Zippy Koala” Backpackers Inner city location with two solid homes plus shedding & car parking. Redevelopment opportunities for units, B&B or further expansion for guest accommodation. • Permit for 21 backpackers • Full list of furniture / chattels included in sale • Business & freehold being sold together • Figures available • Land size a huge 1200m2, access from lane way a big plus BUYER GUIDE $370,000 to $400,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

• 726m2 allotment • Approx rental return $135 to $145 per wk BUYER GUIDE $90,000 to $120,000 INSPECT Sunday 11.00 to 11.30am BUYER GUIDE excess David Hensgen 0417In863 469 of $300,000 INSPECT

RED MILLCLIFFS PARK 26 Golf Links Drive

Plenty To work With

Popular Location, With Potential!

Small home on a huge allotment represents plenty of value & potential. • 2 Bedroom weatherboard • Renovated kitchen • Split system heating & cooling • 40’ x 20’ shed • Huge 1478m2 allotment BUYER GUIDE $110,000 to $140,000 First Home Or Investment! INSPECT Sunday 12.00 to 12.30pm David Hensgen 0417 8631st 469 Great opportunity here to buy your home or investment

This home is close to all amenities in a great location. It features 3 bedrooms with WIR and ensuite, ducted heating, evap cooling, alarm, slate tiling, double garage with drive thru and it is elevated on pine flooring ready to be polished! All this on a great sized block of land with room for that pool or alfresco area!

at an affordable entry to the market. Positioned amongst South Morang’s major development area, this unit has 2 bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, family, 9 foot ceilings, lock up garage, private garden, bull nose verandah and currently SolidVacant Home On 18 Acres let for $823pcm. possession available.

RED CLIFFS

BUYER GUIDE $290,000 - $320,000 INSPECT Thursday 7.30 - 8.00 pm

MILL PARK 7 Silverbirch Rise

Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

1 Avocat Avenue North SOUTH MORANG 3/808 Plenty Road

Blk 317 (66) Leaches Road

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after for a realistic price. • 3 Bedroom conite home • Approx 18 acres (flood irrigation) • 3 megs of water • Ample shedding plus pickers quarters • Basic working plant included BUYER GUIDE $120,000 to $150,000 David Hensgen 0417 863 469

50 De Garis Drive

Top Location, Perfect Presentation Located within walking distance to schools, shops and transport. This Street appeal With Space exceptionally clean 3 bedroom family home offers generous sized bedrooms, Just minutes from schools, shops & local amenities is this formal lounge, dining area, large kitchen with a new U/R stove and adjoining 5th Aprilcondition. at 12.30 pm solidAUCTION brick veneer homeSat in excellent family and meals area. This is definitely one that should be on your fabulous inspection BUYER GUIDE In excess of $300,000 list. Located within a few minutes walking distance to schools, shops. • 3 BedroomsINSPECT all with BIR (access to bathroom from main) Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• Freshly painted throughout

SOUTH MORANG

SOUTH • Ducted MORANG evaporative cooling & electric heating • 6 x 7.5 Shed concrete & power • Lockable / secure yard approx 808m2 • Double carport with access to yard BUYER GUIDE $200,000 to $220,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

5 Zhoe Court

Neat West SideAreas Family Home 4 Bedrooms/2 Living

Federation Townhouse

MILDURA

This immaculate brick veneer family home is ideal

Situated in a private and quiet, well established location, this townhouse features, formal lounge, timber kitchen, family area opening out to the courtyard, 3 bedrooms with robes. Excellent presentation th’out, WW carpets, gas ducted heating & double garage. An ideal investment or 1st home, inspection will impress.

Brand newfor 4 bedroom home, investors master with full ensuite first home & families and walk in robe, formalbuyers, & informal living areas,alike. stunning • 3SS BR’s all with BIR’s & semi-ensuite to main kitchen, 900 appliances, beautiful tiling and décor, carpets to bedrooms, ducted heating, downlights • Two separate living areas ideal for a growing family throughout, double remote drive through garage, huge Outdoor undercover entertainment area stamp duty•savings.

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $270,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.30 - 1.00 pm

• Located in a quietofcourt location perfect for the kids BUYER GUIDE In excess $315,000 INSPECT • Close Saturday 1.30 - 2.00 pmschool Mel&Ref: 183 E9 to Mildura West primary

• 20 x 10 shed & cubby house

MILDURA

Unit 52 Kalimna Village

Upstairs, Downstairs Elevated Home!

Brand New - Turn Key!

Here’s a chance to invest, rest or retire. A very neat

Superior quality home in College Release of The Lakes. These homes are fully complete, all you need to do is move in. It features 4 bedrooms, ensuite plus walk in robe, 2.5 living areas, vinyl wrapped kitchen, high ceilings, downlights, front and rear landscaping, dishwasher, antenna, letterbox, ducted heating and evaporative cooling, double garage and more...

We are proud to offer for sale this 4 year old 3 bedroom, two storeyFeaturing 2 bedroomformal unit in the secure & private open plan living home. lounge with air conditioning and polished hugeCentro kitchen and Kalimna Villagefloor onlyboards, minutes from Plaza. family room, built in robes to all bedrooms & ensuite to Two bedrooms main bedroom.• Other features include ducted heating, quality fittings,•double garage more...kitchen Separate lounge,and renovated

BUYER GUIDE $329,000

BUYER GUIDE In excess of $280,000

aerodrome ovals BUYER GUIDE $220,000 to $250,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

four services in one real estate mortgages Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

Martin Scott 0417 016 288

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

conveyancing David Hensgen 0417 863 469

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

• Evaporative air conditioning, electric heating • Single lock-up garage • Paved private courtyard BUYER GUIDE $160,000 to $170,000 INSPECT Saturday 10.30 to 11.00am Martin Williams 0429 695 280

insurance Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Steven Menegazzo 0421 802 203

Angela Walter Chris Katis Robinvale 0401 282 976 0428 827 675


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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year WENTWORTH Auction: Sat 30th Jan 2010 @ 10.30am on site KARADOC Auction: Fri 15th Jan 2010 @ 12.30pm on site RED CLIFFS Auction: Sat 30th Jan 2010 @ 12noon on site Lot 9 Ruby Views Estate Lots 2, 4 & 5 Swamp Road 70 Scout Hall Road ION

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WHAT A GREAT LIFESTYLE

This prestige river front allotment of 1971.30m2 with title to the waters edge offers a fantastic lifestyle with all the benefits the river has to offer. Enjoy fishing, boating or just relaxing on your back porch & soaking up the river views. With only 2 minutes walk to the hub of Wentworth you will be the envy of all your friends, call now to enquire about this great lifestyle. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days

Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 in conjunction with Deacon Real Estate Marty Deacon 0429 953 365 MILDURA 74 Cherry Avenue

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Title Lot 2 - 23.5 acres (9.4ha) of Chardonnay on Ramsay, 22.3 acres (8.9ha) of Cabernet Sauvignon on Schwartzman. O/head sprays still exist, 60hp pump & shed. All growing, With 6megs of water. Title Lot 4 - 30 acres (12ha) Chardonnay on Ramsay, 19 acres dead vines, 49 o/head sprays, 60hp pump, shed, workers quarters & equipment shed. With 6megs of water. Title Lot 5 - 48.7 acres (19.7ha), o/head sprays, 60hp pump, shed, all dead vines, small equipment shed, with 6megs of water. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days

Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Auction: Sat 6th Feb 2010 @ 11am on site

JEWEL OF A LOCATION & A GEM OF AN OPPORTUNITY Revamp the present, build new or consider townhouses on this enviable allotment. With approx 20m frontage & a depth of 47m along with rear lane access & walking distance to the CBD & restaurants, river, transport, St Josephs College & local Primary schools & kinder, this would be the ultimate location & desirable lifestyle. Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 STURT HIGHWAY, CULLULLERAINE Lake Cullulleraine Store

LARGE HORTICULTURAL HOLDING

$575,000 WIWO

BURONGA 408 Pitman Avenue

$1,500,000 - $1,700,000

MORTGAGEE AUCTION

Set on approx 2.5acres with 3 titles is this character filled 2br home offering polished f/boards, fire place, high ceilings, timber kitchen, large formal lounge. Step outside to a decked u/cover area, 2 large sheds & leafy surrounds. This character home has been beautifully refurbished t/out and would make an ideal first home or for anyone looking for an escape from immediate neighbours. Terms: 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days

Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Open Saturday 10.15 - 10.45 BURONGA 76 Sturt Highway

Offers Over $990,000

THE VIEW & LIFESTYLE OF A RIVER FRONTAGE HOME Imagine sitting in your own backyard enjoying the river views & watching the world go by, nestled to a delightful 1 1/2 acres comes this most desirable home that truly has all the “I wants” in location & lifstyle. Features include: incredible river views, updated kitchen, 4 bedrooms, ensuite and central bathroom, ample shedding, 15megs high security water, dual pump system and much more. Tim Davey 0409 234 271 Open Saturday 10.00 - 10.30

LOCATION PLUS - RARE 70M RIVER FRONTAGE PROPERTY WITH INCOME OPPORTUNITY & OWN BOAT RAMP Comfortable air conditioned home with verandah all round on approx 3 acre block, 4 bedrooms (main with WIR & ensuite), plus study, panoramic river views from central living area. Parking for 6 vehicles, established gardens, 170sqm workshop with a/c & 3 phase power. Ideal for tradesman. Owners moving interstate.

MILDURA 21 Bakogiannis Court

MILDURA 9 Lizlee Drive

$355,000-$385,000

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Mike Chaplin 0429 336 755 $325,000 - $345,000

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THE ULTIMATE FREEHOLD BUSINESS Looking for a sea change? The Lake Cullulleraine Store is on the market & is a fantastic family business. The home boasts 4brs, 2 bathrooms, huge lounge, large shedding & coolroon storage. Business includes; general store, fishing gear, bottle shop, take away food, post office & of course driveway petrol. If you are looking for secure change in life, call me today for more information. Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

SOUGHT AFTER LOCATION This impressive designer home is positioned in sought after location amid other quality homes, offering designer living at its best. Features include 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, mirrortone kitchen & massive entertainment area with pitched roof. Inspection will impress.

THE WOW FACTOR You will be impressed with all aspects of this one year old custom designed family home positioned in a quiet court location within sought after Federation Estate featuring separate formal lounge, study, spacious living, 9ft ceilings, courtyard off meals area plus undercover entertainment area. First class designer living.

Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Open Saturday 12.45 - 1.15

Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Open Saturday 12.00 - 12.30

MILDURA $1,825,000 Lot 2 Benetook Avenue

BURONGA 55 Summer Drive

MILDURA $375,000 - $400,000 45 Mansell Drive

MILDURA 261 Cureton Avenue

INDUSTRIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY

LUXURY LIVING Great sized family home, boasting formal lounge, well appointed kitchen which opens out to meals & living area, 4brs + study, high quality fixtures & fittings t/out. Tranquil outdoor living area, huge 40x20 shed wit floor & power, low maintenance yard with access to tennis courts & other facilities in the Buronga/Midway area.

COMFORT MEETS COMVENIENCE Discreet, private ambient yet open, this stylish residence features in-ground pool, Spacious living & dining, polished boards, separate kitchen, 4brs + study/rumpus in loft area, 2 bathrooms, est. gardens & decked o/door area.

THE CHOICE IS YOURS Proposed dual occupancy STCA, 731.52m2 site already cleared. Walk to Lock 11 & river Murray, this site offers incredible opportunity to build with confidence in up & coming prestigious area of town. Either build one home or 2. The choice is yours, but don’t delay, interest is strong.

5 acres zoned industrial close to Fifteenth Street & Bunnings store. Includes 35 square home with 4 bedrooms + study, rented at $350 per week. Give your business the exposure it deserves.

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200

$420,000

Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258

www.collieandtierney.com.au

$335,000

MILDURA 5 Plantation Street

$225,000

PLANT YOUR FUTURE HERE! This lovely home features 3brs, open plan kitchen/meals & formal lounge. The master bedroom comprises of ensuite & WIR. Step outside to an entertainment area, double carport, 3x3 shed all on a large family sized allotment & just a short stroll to schools, bakery & Centro Plaza.

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

MILDURA 169 Ontario Avenue

$214,950

RETIRE OR INVEST The total package is here on offer. Boasting 3brs, spacious living & dining areas, new kitchen with all of todays mod cons, great alfresco dining area, low maintenance yard & location absolutely 2nd to none, close to schools, shops, transport, medical clinics & hospitals. Rental appraisal of $220-$240pw

Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326

First Natioanl believes this information is correct but itt does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certain Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009


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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year MILDURA 21 Marsden Drive

$439,000 - $462,000

MILDURA 4 Acacia Court

$350,000-$369,900

WENTWORTH 15 Adams Street

$129,500

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FAMILY POOL SIDE PARADISE This 5 bedroom + study brick veneer home features heated salt chlorinated inground pool, undercover pitched roof entertaining area, updated kitchen, large meals area, family room or home theatre, 2 bathrooms, kids games room and 6x6m colourbond shed with concrete floor. Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 Open Saturday 12.45 - 1.15 RED CLIFFS Block 363 Myall Street

$349,000

W NE TING LIS

DESIRABLE EXECUTIVE RESIDENCE

Positioned in enviable location is this executive residence offering a spacious floor plan, 4brs - master with huge ensuite, kitchen hosts pantry & dishwasher & loads of natural light, spacious family room with BI bar o/looks 15x35 o/door entertaining area & beyond the in-ground pool. Set on large 2052m2 allotment with delightful garden surrounds, a home of this calibre rarely comes on the market.

Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 Open Saturday 11.15 - 11.45 RED CLIFFS 6 Burdekin Court

$345,000

POSITION IS THE KEY LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY ON 47 ACRES Well located horticultural property boasting 3 titles and planted to a variety of wine grapes. 19 acres chardonnay, 7 acres shiraz, 6 acres sultanas and 15 acres with dwelling that comprises 5brs + study, polished boards, well appointed kitchen, huge outdoor entertaining area, sparkling in-ground pool and lush grass for the kids to roam around. (Can be sold seperatley) Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 MILDURA 2 Gem Place

$339,750

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Now this is what “location, location” is all about! Only minutes to the river, casual stroll to the main shopping area and Wentworth Club, you wont get any better than this! Neat three bedroom home would make for a perfect retirement home or ideal starter. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity for a great lifestyle.

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EXCEED YOUR EXPECTATIONS Better than new, 18 month old Col Gowers home of approx 24.62sqs of modern architecture in the ultimate classy estate. The home comprises 3brs all with BIR’s & WIR to main, huge study, dream kitchen, sensational family room, separate formal lounge, powder room, ducted rev/cyc air con, paved & roofed outdoor BBQ area, lovely landscaped gardens all with watering system, dbl garage, vehicle access to yard and much more. Exceed your expectations. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

RESORT LIFESTYLE 4br, quality b/v home, featuring formal lounge/dining, family size kitchen, open plan family/meals area, ensuite bathroom for Mum & Dad, + central bathroom. Outside is a sparkling salt chlorinated solar heated in-ground pool, with fully paved pitched roof entertainment area making a relaxed lifestyle assured. 30x20 c/bond tradesman shed, enclosed dbl carport, all set to a smart court. Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 Open Saturday 1.30 - 2.15

IDEALLY POSITIONED FOR LIVING CONVENIENCE Finding it hard to find the perfect family home? Here it is! A fantastic property within walking distance to the Murray River. Boasting 3brs, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge, spacious kitchen & dining area. Outside the yard is immaculate! With paved outdoor area, 25x20 shed with 3 phase & double lock up garage. Call to inspect today! Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

MILDURA 4 Iredale Court, Mildura

MILDURA $260,000 - $280,000 5 Orlando Court (Off Rodeo Drive), Etiwanda Ave, btw 14th & 15th Street

MILDURA 6 Dr Abramowski Court

GOLD CLASS PRESENTATION Features include 3brs (master with ensuite & WIR), central bathroom, a warm welcoming stylish interior, superbly appointed kitchen, separate lounge room, oprn plan meals/family area that opens to u/cover alfresco ent. area. Immaculate lawns & gardens that surround the home & to complete the package there is a large shed + double carport. Expected rental of $270-$280 per week. Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 Open Saturday 11.45 - 12.30

ALL ABOUT THE FAMILY Location is everything when it comes to this 5 bedroom, 2 storey family home nestled in tree lined court within walking distance to parklands, shops and central West side position. Offering renovated kitchen, 2 separate living areas, in-ground pool & large entertainment area all on 1083m2 allotment.

OUYEN $79,000

MILDURA $165,000-$175,000 2/9 Maloney Drive

WEMEN $169,000 3674 Hattah to Robinvale Road

DARETON Lot 123 Keenans Drive

LOW MAINTENANCE INVESTMENT As an investment you can’t go past this low maintenance easy living t/house with an expected rental return of $200pw. Features include 3brs, spacious living, separate alfresco courtyard and just a short stroll to Centro Plaza.

COUNTRY ESTATE Situated on 1 acre, opposite the river and next to the general store and fire station, this 3br, 2 bathroom home could be your perfect family home or investment property. Features spacious living with cathedral ceiling to lounge, decked outdoor living and lots of huge mens sheds.

A GREAT LOCATION TO BRING UP THE CHILDREN With approval from the relevant authorities this could be an approx 2 acre home site which backs onto reserve land and includes a pickers hut, water and power connected and 1 megalitre of domestic water.

Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

$275,000-$290,000

$279,950

W NE TING LIS

QUALITY FAMILY HOME Ideal for families is this well presented 4br home located in peaceful & sought after West side court, complete with stunning & spacious new mirrortone kitchen, formal lounge, large outdoor entertainment area, 6m x 6m shed, workshop plus garden shed. Surrounded by beautiful gardens this family home is a must see. Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 MILDURA House & Land Packages

$212,711

MILDURA Chardonnay Court

$205,000

QUALITY & AFFORDABLE HOUSE & LAND PACKAGES Limited house & land packages available NOW! Luxury standard inclusions. All plans have ensuites & lock up garage. Natural gas ducted heating and solar hot water. From $212,711 - $29,500 (for 1st Home Buyers) = $183,211

ONLY 2 WEEKS LEFT OF FHOG $29,500 Save thousands & secure your brand new 3br home today. Features BIR’s, central bathroom, open plan designed living to kitchen/meals/lounge area, double carport & minutes from sporting grounds, shopping & schools.

DEBT DEFYING This character stone cottage would be a great investment or first home. The home comprising of 3brs, large lounge, kitchen with combustion & electric stoves, inside bathroom, laundry & toilet. Situated on a 1255m2 allotment with lots of fruit trees and a good shed. Let’s get started!

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200

www.collieandtierney.com.au

Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 Open Saturday 10.30 - 11.00 $80,000

Mike Chaplin 0429 336 755 in Conjunction with Deacon Real Estate, Steve Cooper 0447 276 203

First Natioanl believes this information is correct but itt does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certain Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009


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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year MILDURA 10 Plantation Street

$263,000-$275,000

MILDURA 3 Malbec Court

$232,000 - $247,000

$239,000-$249,000

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FAMILY HOME

SAFE & SECURE!

A HIDDEN TREASURE

Positioned in popular West side location is this 3 bedroom, 2 storey tudor style home set on large 923m2 allotment & only minutes to schools, shops & Centro Plaza. Offering large family/dining room, timber kitchen with meals area, outdoor entertainment area, double garage & ideal 20x30 shed.

Conveniently located 3br home in a quiet court location. Boasting BIR’s to all bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large open plan living and neat kitchen overlooking the backyard. Step outside into the pitched pergola, low maintenance gardens. First home buyers will find this hard to resist.

Seeing is believing with this immaculately presented 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home situated in a sought after location. Wander through the picturesque gardens & be delighted with the spacious layout of this renovated family home offering new mirrortone kitchen and 3 x rain water tanks.

Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

MILDURA 125-127 Lemon Avenue

$215,000-$245,000

DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY Prime inner city property on two titles is this 3 bedroom home with 3 large living areas, rear lane access, large 950m2 allotment. With position and potential this property would suite the astute developer or investor. (STCA) Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Open Saturday 11.15 - 11.45 MILDURA 28/8 Taylor Drive

$239,000

FAMILY FRIENDLY Modern family home comprising of 3 bedrooms, ensuite to main, well appointed kitchen meals area, formal lounge, great outdoor entertaining area, good shedding all together with spacious yard for those active kids to enjoy. Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30

MILDURA 489 Ontario Avenue

$210,000 - $230,000

SMART INVESTMENT 3 bedroom brick veneer townhouse, well located close to schools and shopping centre. Separate lounge, ensuite off master bedroom plus powder room, large laundry with lots of cupboards, well appointed modern kitchen and meals area, overlooks rear paved verandah currently tenanted at $230 per week. Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258

$220,000 MILDURA 488 Etiwanda Avenue

$219,950

MILDURA 11 Nancy Court

$197,000-$213,000

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NEAT & COMPLETE! Don’t look past this fantastic townhouse in a secure, quiet complex. Features include 3brs, all with BIR’s, semi-ensuite, huge lounge area and neat kitchen. There’s a paved BBQ area out the back, low maintenance gardens & double lock up garage. Currently tenanted at $230 per week. Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 MILDURA 3 Homestead Court

$195,000

INVESTMENT PROPERTY Big 3br + study home with ensuite to main, open living layout with 2 pack gloss kitchen with dishwasher. Gas log fire in lounge and ducted gas heating throughout, evaporative cooling, large laundry, easy care yard with small lawn areas, undercover concreted verandahs and 3x3m garden shed. Double garage under main roof with internal access and auto door. Income $13,000PA, outgoings $1864pa & 10 years old. Tim Davey 0409 234 271

VOTED NEXT HOME TO SELL

IRYMPLE 258 Dewry Avenue

MILDURA 2 Ibis Place

$190,000

3 bedroom brick veneer home in safe & secure court. Spacious lounge, separate kitchen & dining area, double carport, 20x12 shed with concrete floor, decked outdoor living compliments a good sized rear yard. Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258 $170,000 - $190,000

W NE TING LIS

PRIVATE LOCATION

AFFORDABLE RURAL LIVING Set on a rare 3700m2 allotment this truly great value in one of Sunraysia’s most On show we have a brick veneer home with 3 good sized bedrooms, kitchen/meals tightly held locations. Boasting 2 bedrooms, large living areas, ample yard and area, open plan lounge/dining and a 2 way bathroom running off the master shedding all close to Primary School, transport and with further potential to bedrom. All it needs is your TLC to complete this package. improve, this is truly a rare opportunity. Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Davey 0409 234 271 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 Open Saturday 1.15 - 1.45 MILDURA Lot 5 Eighth Street

$139,000

A PRIVATE LIFESTYLE IN THE HEART OF MILDURA

MILDURA 1, 4 & 5 Deakin Avenue

$125,000

MILDURA 296 Twelfth Street

$120,000

FIRST HOME BUYER?? INVESTOR?? What a great little starter! The home has been freshly painted and boasts 3 bedrooms, large separate lounge, open kitchen/dining & near new air-con ducted throughout. The backyard has 2 garden sheds, paved BBQ area and double carport. The property would rent in the vicinity of $220 per week!! Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

RED CLIFFS $114,000

GOL GOL $90,000 - $105,000 9 Roberts Court

MILDURA 8 Heidi Court

$95,000

PROFITABLE INVESTMENTS

IMAGINE WAKING UP TO THIS

RENOVATE AND REAP

GOL GOL SPECIAL

A RARE OPPORTUNITY

A rare opportunity to build on 1 acre. 4006sqm of land, ready to build your dream home. Town water and power available. Don’t miss out on this opportunity. You won’t buy better.

With 5 already sold & only 3 left, don’t be the sorry one who misses out, 800 metres from Centro, bus stop at the front, 2brs, 1 bathroom. Rented at $185 per week for 1 year with an option for another 1 year with a 2.5% rental increase.

Fantastic location, wonderful views of the golf course and all the sporting venues you could want and a great place for jogging and walking the dog and playing golf. Retire here in style and build your dream home or dual occupancy site.

This 3br home on a 1 acre site would be a perfect start for a first home buyer. Tucked in amongst the trees, its nice and private and just waiting for you. Grab some paint & your tool kit & say goodbye to the landlord.

1226m2 residential allotment in Gol Gol. Fenced to 2 sides within the bowl of the court. Elevated home site, services available, including dual water, close to schools, shops and river.

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258

A rare opportunity exists to purchase a prime development site in this premier sought after location in the heart of Mildura. Court location. All services available. 739sqm. Be quick. Don’t be disappointed.

67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200

www.collieandtierney.com.au

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

First Natioanl believes this information is correct but itt does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certain Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009


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Home Buyers Guide

Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year MILDURA 81a Eighth Street

MILDURA 28 Lavender Rise

$187,500 MILDURA 44 Eleventh Street

$167,000-$185,000

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$189,500

SENSATIONAL CITY HEART LIVING 3 bedroom brick veneer townhouse with open plan living/kitchen/dining/lounge, central bathroom, evaporative ducted cooling, electric cooking, lock up single garage, paved pergola area, 3x3m concrete shed with low maintenance lawns & gardens within walking distance to CBD & marina. Don’t miss your opportunity! Enquire today! Rental of $210 per week.

EASY LIVING Just like new is this two bedroom townhouse with two living areas. Features include neat yard, two way bathroom, reverse cycle heating & cooling, double carport, garden shed, low maintenance. With expected rental return of $200 per week, add this to your investment portfolio or move in and relax. Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30

WELL MAINTAINED FAMILY HOME Positioned close to convenient shopping strip is this very neat well maintained 4br, 2 bathroom family home offering renovated kitchen, lounge hosts combustion heating, study, 2 x garden sheds, paved/covered outdoor entertainment area, great rear lane access and leafy garden surrounds. This well priced family home is immaculately kept - call now for a private inspection. Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

MILDURA 77 Ontario Avenue

$176,500

MILDURA 18 DeGaris Drive

$159,000-$174,000

MILDURA 2 Barry Avenue

$160,000-$170,000

R DE CT UN TRA N CO

CLOSE TO PARKS AND RIVER Perfectly presented three bedroom conite home in great westside location. Boasting polished boards throughout, well appointed timber kitchen, gas heating and cooking, evaporative cooling, well located outdoor living area and close to shops, parks, sporting grounds and short stroll to the river. Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 Open Saturday 11.45 - 12.15

MORE THAN A TOWNHOUSE

MILDURA 775 Fourteenth Street

NANGILOC 2392 Kulkyne Way

$147,000 - $159,000

SMART FIRST HOME With wonderful street appeal this 3br conite home will make an ideal first home or Located in an area of fine homes is this casual living townhouse featuring 3 investment. Featuring separate lounge room, open kitchen/meals area, updated bedrooms, neat kitchen, open plan living, very low maintenance inside and outside. central bathroom, internal laundry. Outside shows shady verandah to both front With an expected rental return of $185 per week, make this your next investment. and back, low maintenance lawns and garden area, plus a terrific 20x10 shed complete with concrete floor. Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Tim Davey 0409 234 271 $140,000-$155,000

MERBEIN 205 Commercial Street

$138,000-$153,000

W NE TING LIS

HEALTHY RETURNS Add this neat little home to your investment portfolio! Boasting 2 spacious bedrooms, separate lounge, neat kitchen, new natural gas heater & new evap cooler. Outside is a great sized yard with nothing to touch, garden shed and double carport. Currently tenanted on long lease at $180 per week! Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 MILDURA 771 Fourteenth Street

$130,000-$145,000

LITTLE PIECE OF PARADISE 3 bedroom haven in Nangiloc close to river set on approx 1052m2 of land. Boasts modern kitchen including dishwasher, r/cycle air, spacious lounge & master bedroom with WIR, 2 way bathroom, beautifully presented home. Outdoor entertaining plus fernery, low maintenance landscaped gardens including 6x4m shed and double carport. Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258

LITTLE CHARMER 3 bedroom character weatherboard cottage. Recently renovated kitchen, split system air con, spacious lounge & meals area, front and rear verandahs, set on 839m2 lot, 6x6m shed opposite schools, walk to shops, potential rental of $190-$200 per week.

IRYMPLE 9 Elms Street

MILDURA 25 Leonard Street

$139,950

CENTRAL LOCATION Neat & tidy 2 bedroom cottage type home in ideal location. Boasting formal lounge with open fire place, operational kitchen meals area. Great outdoor living area, handy workshop, rear lane access, good sized yard and close to shops and schools. Ideal first home or investment. Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902 Tim Leng 0408 133 326 Open Saturday 12.30 - 1.00

LOOKING TO OWN YOUR FIRST HOME

MILDURA Unit 5/133 Calder Highway

MILDURA 2 Havilah Crescent

$65,000

EASY MONEY This one bedroom unit could be your first home or your first investment. Rental return on others in this complex is $100-$120 per week. First home buyers could receive $12,500 grant, making this a very attractive price. Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 Open Saturday 11.00 - 11.30

67 Lime Avenue, Mildura Ph: (03) 5021 2200

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258 $139,000

The perfect start to home ownership, this property includes 3 bedrooms, kitchen/ meals area, lounge room, updated bathroom and internal laundry. Outside shows undercover BBQ area, 20x20 shed and rear lane access.

MAXIMUM RETURNS! What a great little investment property, boasting 2brs downstairs & a 3rd bedroom or games room up stairs, revamped bathroom, 3 year old kitchen, separate lounge with natural heating & evaporative cooling. Currently tenanted at $170 per week!! Do the sums.

Tim Davey 0409 234 271 Open Saturday 12.00 - 12..30

Matt Mason 0438 274 258 Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

$179,950

MILDURA From $60,000 Clarendon Heights, 15th Street

HOME WITH CHARACTER Solid well presented, low maintenance home in West side cul-de-sac. Currently tenanted at $190pw with a short stroll to parklands & next to sxchools, would make an ideal investment. Features polished floorboards, high ceilings & stunning kitchen, just to mention a few of the numerous features.

POPULAR LOCATION & VALUE This subdivision offers unbeatable value, built in one of Mildura’s best estates with quality homes surrounding, premium elevated lots, only minutes from schools, hospitals & 15th Street shopping precinct, all services available & located in 15th Street between Ontario Ave & Riverside Ave. Enquire today re: house & land packages.

Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

www.collieandtierney.com.au

MILDURA Bozzi Heights

From $69,000

BUILD WITH CONFIDENCE Regular shaped and affordable allotments. Fully serviced, ready to build. Elevated sites. Conveniently located near schools and shopping centre. Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 Matt Mason 0438 274 258

First Natioanl believes this information is correct but itt does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certain Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007 MW6/3/2009


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An awareness campaign earlier this year – where families of asthma-affected youngsters were encouraged to tell their stories on the web, has led to donations that now mean…

Kids breathe a little easier IRYMPLE five-year-old Shaun Gifford has been wheezing and sneezing since he was just five months old. He has been in and out of hospital, with one of the visits resulting in the removal of his tonsils, which were so large they restricted his breathing. That is the last thing an asthma victim needs, but now Shaun, along with sister Sasha, 7, and Mildura youngsters Cameron, 5, and Beau, 2, and Dana Bull, should be able to breathe a bit easier, thanks to a special effort by the Asthma Foundation, Harvey Norman and the Dyson company. The combined effort has helped raise in the vicinity of $1 million that is being put to good use to combat asthma and related problems such as allergies. For every nine vacuum cleaners sold in Australia, Dyson donated one to the cause, with families throughout Australia being eligible for the pre-Christmas ‘gift’ simply by sharing their stories on the kidsbreathebetter.com.au website as part of a campaign to raise awareness of what it’s like for children to live with asthma. It is estimated that around one in nine children in Victoria are diagnosed with asthma. Lorene Gifford and Sharnie Kiel took their kids in to Harvey Norman on Tuesday to meet local franchisee Damien Trudgian, and be presented with their new cleaner, which are specifically designed to help keep homes clear of asthma allergens like dust mites, skin flakes and pet hair. Lorene said Shaun had been booked in to an Adelaide hospital to have his tonsils out, but suffered an asthma attack on the way, and was in hospital for a week. He made a full recovery, but was back a few months later for the tonsil operation.

Sasha suffers from hay fever; and the key triggers the parents have noticed are their pets - they have a dog, cat and horse - and dust around the property. Their tales were among more than 700 asthma-related stories received throughout Australia as part of the awareness campaign, and the Mildura children were among 325 children selected by a panel from the Asthma Foundation receive a Dyson HEPA vacuum cleaner, worth about $800 each. Robin Ould, Asthma Foundations Australia spokesperson said that after reading all the stories, there was one clear message… it is critical that parents take steps to manage asthma, and more important that everyone knows what to do in the event of an asthma attack. Harvey Norman ran the Donate a Dyson project across all their stores, with Dyson donating more than $300,000 worth of machines to families in need. Asthma triggers include exercise or other vigorous activity, inhalation of dust, pollen, mould or other minute particles. More than two million Australians suffer from asthma, and tragically, it claims the lives of six people a week. The highest rate of asthma is amongst people aged between 15 and 24, but it affects one in nine kids, and one in 10 adults. An estimated 40 percent of children with asthma live with people who smoke, and almost 25 percent of adult sufferers are smokers. Indigenous Australians have more problems with asthma than any other section of the population, and depression and psychological distress are more common in people with asthma.

• CLEANING UP: Asthma sufferer Cameron Kiel, 5, was more than happy to try out mum Sharni’s new vacuum cleaner this week. BELOW – Sharni (left) and Lorene with their new cleaners…and their asthma-affected kids Beau and Cameron and Shaun and Sasha, with Harvey Normal Mildura franchisee Damien Trudgian.

Our hosting credentials under scrutiny SUNRAYSIA’S capacity to host conferences and business events will be on show to some of the biggest players in the industry next year. Ten professionals who organise conferences, corporate meetings, exhibitions and other business events throughout the Asia Pacific will spend two

days sampling the best of what our region to offer in February 2010. Portfolio Councillor for Tourism and Events Mark Eckel said the representatives would tour Mildura before attending the 18th annual Asia-pacific Incentives and Meetings Expo (AIME) in Melbourne.

“AIME is the leading event for the meeting and conferencing industry and is where the movers and shakers go for information and inspiration on the latest products, suppliers, destinations and venues in the industry,” he said. “To have ten of those delegates visiting Mildura

first is a real coup for the tourism, hospitality and businesses of our region.” Mildura Rural City Council worked closely with Mildura Tourism, Virgin Blue and the Quality Hotel Mildura Grand to be one of 13 destinations endorsed by AIME and recommended as a pre-expo option for attendees.

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Christmas/New Year period. RUBBISH TIP & LANDFILL HOURS Wentworth Transfer Station Pomona Landfill Buronga Transfer Station Dareton Transfer Station • All closed Thursday 25 December 2008 • All closed Friday 26 December 2008 • All closed Thursday 1 January 2009 LIBRARIES Wentworth Library will be closed from 12.30pm Wednesday 24 December 2008 and will reopen on Monday 5 January 2009 at 10.30am. Buronga and Dareton libraries will be closed from Wednesday 24 December 2008 and will reopen on Monday 5 January 2009 at 1.30pm. TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Closed Christmas Day Open 10am-2pm Boxing Day Open 10am-2pm New Years Day EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER For all water, sewerage, rubbish tip hours, emergency dog matters, stray stock and cemetery emergencies, please call - 5027 5091(Marshall Security)

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The Underbelly files...

Wentworth Shire Council

It was a ‘hit’ that shocked Melbourne, carried out in broad Last week, special writer JOHN SILVESTER introduced fascinating story of

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS Residents and ratepayers are advised that the Council offices will be closed from 5pm Thursday 24 December 2009 and will be re-opening Monday 4 January 2010. GARBAGE COLLECTIONS Roadside garbage collection will be as normal over the Christmas / New Year period.

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RUBBISH TIP & LANDFILL HOURS All landfill and transfer stations within the Shire will operate as per their normal hours but will be closed on Christmas Day & New Years Day. LIBRARIES Wentworth Library will be closed from 5:30pm Thursday 24 December 2009 and will reopen on Monday 4 January 2010 at 10:30am. Buronga and Dareton Libraries will be closed from 5:30pm Wednesday 23 December 2009 and will reopen on Monday 4 December 2009 at 1:30pm. TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE Closed Christmas Day. Open 10am to 2pm Boxing Day and New Years Day. EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER For all water, sewerage, rubbish tip hours, emergency dog matters, stray stock and cemetery emergencies, please call – (03) 5027 5091 (Marshall Security).

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSAL An application has been received for approval of this Council for the following development:D.A. 09/117 - PROPOSED WASTE DISPOSAL FACILITY; LOT 1 DP 1128335 OLD RENMARK ROAD VIA WENTWORTH. The application and plans relating to this development may be inspected at the Shire Offices Wentworth between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday and until 11th January 2010. Any person, who feels that their land will be affected or who would like to make a submission regarding the above development, may lodge a written submission with the Wentworth Shire Council (PO Box 81, Wentworth 2648) before the above date.

TheRunner’ application plans relating development may ‘THE put onand a balaclava and to thisSpecial report by JOHN be inspected at the Offi ces 26-28 Adelaide Street, gloves, and jumped outShire of the van, SILVESTER of The Age carrying a shotgun in histhe right hand, Wentworth between hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm and two revolvers in a belt around Monday to Friday and until January 12, 2009. Any person, hiswho waist. He that ran to theland driver’s Even though Williams feels their will side be affected or who would like to was the window of the blue van, aimed the obvious suspect his blood test alibi make a submission regarding the above development, may shotgun at Jason Moran and fired was standing up. The shotgun found lodge a written submission with the Wentworth Shire Council through the closed window. at the scene had not been traced, and (PO Boxslumped 81 Wentworth before the above date. Moran forward2648) and ‘The those around the Williams camp Runner’ fired again at the two men in said nothing. the van before dropping the shotgun, There had been 11 underworld grabbing his long-barrelled revolver murders COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT since 2000, and all remained and firing another three shots. He OFFICER then took off, running over the footJob Number: PR3/8 Closing Date: 4.00pm Thursday 22 January bridge to the waiting van. The other 2009in the blue van with Moran victim was Pasquale Barbaro, a small time An exciting and for challenging crook who worked Moran. opportunity awaits a motivated ‘Theversatile Runner’ person later said he adidn’t and with community/ economic seedevelopment Barbaro, let alone intend to kill background. him. regret thatrole happening,” he This“I important will be responsible for liaising with said. Williams received news of the community, business and government organisations and hit with the message that “the horse... groups, promoting involvement, active participation and had been scratched.” collaborative effortscongratulated to drive successful implementation of Later, Williams various community ‘The Runner on “a joband welleconomic done” programs, projects and and gave him $2500 cash. He was • Crime king-pin Carl Williams ordered activities. the killngs that shocked a nation. promised unit in Frankston as fullunits and Workinga with various business external agencies payment, but it failed to eventuate. you will identify needs and develop appropriate strategies The killer was short changed and unsolved. Police initially treated each policies to achieve in and business terms it woulddesired prove aoutcomes. individually, The successful applicant have crime the ability to plan, despite it being short-sighted decision. But if will it worobvious that some (but not all) of develop, support and hours deliverafter community activities ried him it didn’t show; the murders wereorconnected. Senior programs and and be able to provide strong link between Phil Swindells killing two men scrubbing off a homicide investigator gunshot residue he attended a birthCouncil and the community. A highwas levelfrustrated of oral and written by the lack of results daycommunication party at a Northskills, Melbourne res- report including is required. and writing began lobbying for a taskforce. taurant. He reported Andrew Veniamin For further details on Situations Vacant contactthat Sharna Another person who seemed was suspected of three murders and Howden on ☎ (03) 5027 5028 for a Position Description pleased with the news of Moran’s a taskforce was necessary to target his andwas Information for Applicants prior to applying or death Roberta Williams. She wasSheet group. alternatively, can be downloaded from picked up on a one police listening deSeniorCouncil’s police fiwebsite nally acted and vice after the murders saying: the Rimer task group (later renamed atshortly www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au. “I’ll be partying tonight.” Purana) was established in May,

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THE Sunraysia Mallee Ethnic Communities Council has launched a new program to assist clients get their driver’s licence. Entitled ‘Safe Driver’s for a Safer Community’, the program is a joint venture of the Council, Davidson Ford, Aim Driving School, Astra Driving School, the RACV, Tasco Inland and Sportzprint, it aims to assist clients obtain a learner’s permit, and then meet the required hours of supervised driving. And while the number of local residents in need of the service is high, according to the Council’s settlement grant program coordinator, Lorraine Kranz, only one component is missing to make the program a success. “We need volunteers to donate their time,” she said. “At the moment we have a couple of people helping out, but we need several more to make the program a success.” The program operates through a number of stages, with clients firstly obtaining their learners in

the classroom, where they are tutored in Australian road rules, before undertaking the standard Vic Roads multiple choice test. If they pass they are then accessed by a driving instructor, and if deemed safe are matched with a volunteer supervisor to help their clock their required practice hours. The entire initiative is funded by the TAC and potential volunteers need to be over 25, have held a current, valid and full license for two years, and possess a good driving record. “It takes a special volunteer to do this job,” she said. “Because it involves driving on the road supervisors will have a duty of care to ensure that their ‘students’ are not only driving in a safe manner, but are receiving as much advice as possible.

“Personally I’ve found the experience to be very rewarding. You get to watch someone go through all the stages associated with obtaining a licence, and there’s a shared sense of pride when they finally achieve their goal.” Lorraine said that the beauty of the program was that there was no set time for supervisors to take students out. “Volunteers can come and go as they like, with the car also containing a dual brake control for added safety,” she said. “This way the car is always available for driving lessons, with no cost associated for the learner or supervisor.” More information about becoming a volunteer supervisor is available by contacting Lorraine on 5022 1006, or by visiting the Council’s offices at 257 Eleventh Street Mildura.


18/12/09 - Mildura Weekly

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The Underbelly files... daylight, with kids in the van, and many people nearby. ‘The Runner,’ and in Part 4 of our series he continues the Melbourne’s underworld.

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It would be months before the and waited. But first real clue emerged from the ‘The Driver,’ havdouble murder. Near the Cross Keys ing collected the Hotel in Moreland Road is a public car and driven it telephone, and detectives eventually a short distance, checked the calls made at the time of noticed the brake the murder. On a long list a series of light was on. He • Chief Commissioner Simon Overland numbers stood out. On Friday, June checked it, found 20, the day before the double mur- the bug, and ripped and Williams roads. Police suspected der, someone rang Williams’ mo- it out, telling his running mate they the pair were planning an armed robbile phone from the telephone box. were ‘hot,’ and wanting to cancel the bery and identified potential targets, Roberta Williams’ mobile had also job. But ‘The Runner’ had lost his including the TAB at the Bush Inn been called, and then ‘The Runner’s.’ sense of risk and suggested they push Hotel and two luxury car dealers. But the next call on the list was not a on. That night they met Williams A week later, on Saturday, Octoknown suspect. When police tracked separately in Flemington for new ber 25, the Purana chief, Detective down the man who received the instructions, but Williams’ growInspector Andrew Allen, was at work call he told them he had been rung ing sense of invincibility resulted in catching up on paperwork when that day by a mate. That he got the call from police friend was ‘The Driver.’ It monitoring the car. The susdidn’t take long for police Inexplicably ‘The Driver; decided to use pects had been talking about to discover that he was a guns, getaways and somethief, drug dealer and close his own car (a silver Holden Vectra sedan thing “going down.” But the friend of Williams, a bloke once owned by Williams) to drive to tracking device failed (dropwhite tea • green tea •black tea who sold speed and had a infusions • fruit infusions • tea balls ping out in the same manthe scene. But it, too, was bugged with lucrative sideline in stolen ner as mobile phones) so Viagra. He was still sellrecording and tracking devices. Police police couldn’t identify the ing the remains of 10,175 knew that ‘The Runner’ and ‘The Driver’ car’s location. They could sample packs he stole from only sit back and listen. Poa Cheltenham warehouse planned a major crime in a square lice still did not the men’s in April 2000. intended target. They could Detectives drove to kilometre block of South Yarra, but didn’t here muffled gunshots and ‘The Driver’s’ house. Sitting know what that crime would be. the suspects driving off. Poin the driveway was a white lice soon received calls that van, the same type as the a man was lying in Joy Street, South one captured on closed circuit video a massive misjudgment on his part. Yarra. It was Michael Ronald Mardropping off a masked gunman in The one time suburban drug dealer, shall, 38, drug dealer and nightclub the car park moments before Mo- now referring to himself as ‘The Prehotdog salesman. ran and Barbaro were killed. It was mier,’ because he “ran the State,”) orMarshall had just got out of his a breakthrough, but it would take dered his hit team to carry on. four-wheel drive, his five-year-old police 14 months before they could Inexplicably the Driver decided to son still in the vehicle. ‘The Runner’ lay charges. Meanwhile, the murders use his own car (a silver Holden Veclater told police that he shot the drug continued. tra sedan once owned by Williams) dealer •four Champagne ‘Hibiscus’ times in the street before Purana detectives knew that the to drive to the scene. But it, too, was escaping.Flowers On the way back ‘The DrivWilliams’ team would eventually bugged with recording and tracking er’ said:• “Should I ring the Big Fella?” New range of gifts make a mistake, but how many would devices. Police knew that ‘The RunLater ‘The Runner’ rang Williams to die before they found the weak link? ner’ and ‘The Driver’ planned a main store tell him, again, “that horse has been In October 2003 police learned that jor crime in a square kilometre block • ‘KrisWithin Kringle’hours gifts both were scratched.” ‘The Driver,’ Williams’ trusted associ- of South Yarra, but didn’t know what arrested. The wallsHampers were starting to • Christmas ate, had sourced an abandoned se- that crime would be. In the week beclose in on ‘The Premier.’ dan rebuilt by a backyard mechanic fore the crime took place, the pair - a perfect getaway vehicle. Police repeatedly drove around the block of • NEXT: Mokbel, Benji and placed a listening device in the car 2, 104A Chapel StreetMildura and Malvern, Big Mick. Shop 8th Street PH:5021Toorak 3655

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Pink’s the word for Mildura’s tractor lovers MILDURA’S GBC Motors and Oak Valley Estate will adopt a ‘pink’ theme this weekend, with the businesses joining forces to auction a limited addition TC23 New Holland Boomer tractor for the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). Valued at $24,000, the tractor is one of just five imported to Australia, with the rare piece of machinery possessing one unique and distinctive characteristic – it’s painted entirely pink! For a chance to become the tractor’s new owner, bids are now being taken in a silent auction and will be until noon on Monday when the winner will be announced almost immediately after bidding closes. The tractor will be on display in the GBC’s Benetook Avenue showroom today, and

will tomorrow move to Oak Valley Estate at 3055 Deakin Avenue. All proceeds from the raffle over $12,000 will go to the NBCF, with Oak Valley Estate to also donate 20 percent of all proceeds from its sales over the weekend and until noon on Monday. GBC sales executive Sam Barker said that the idea to hold a silent auction had been the brainchild of New Holland. And, he said, GBC was “only too willing to go along with the initiative”. “As far as I know we’re the only ones that are doing any sort of special event with the tractor,” he said. “And with only five available in the country, and it being pink, we’re hoping it will raise a few eyebrows.” • Continued Page 27

• LET’S DRINK TO THAT: Oak Valley Estate’s Fred DeBlasio, GBC Motors Sam Barker, and Joanne and Larry DeBlasio get a feel for the limited edition TC23 New Holland Boomer tractor, while Fred’s son Larry pours him a glass of Pink Contessa wine.

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Arts and culture in spotlight ARTS and culture will be in the spotlight at this month’s Wentworth Shire Council meeting when Councillors are expected to adopt the municipality’s first policy document dealing with the subject. The plan will provide a strategic approach to arts and culture development within the Shire, Mayor Margaret Thomson said. “Council will use the plan as a tool to assist it, and the community, build a rich and vibrant cultural experience for all residents,” she said. The draft plan had been on display for public comment until Monday this week, and this feedback will form part of the discussion on the issue when Council considers adopting the plan at its December meeting. The plan has two key recommendations. The first would establish a consultative group to represent the diversity of arts and cultural interests in the Shire, while the second would see the adoption of a public arts policy to oversee the placement of artworks in the public domain across the Shire. Mayor Thomson said the plan would guide Council in its dealings with the municipality’s growing arts community while at the same time taking into account the interests of the wider community.

Development partnership WENTWORTH’S Rotary Club has joined forces with Wentworth Shire Council to foster development in the municipality. Keen to maintain the impetus created by “three inspirational planning sessions” with Peter Kenyon last month, the organisations are pooling their resources. The first step was a follow-up breakfast meeting hosted by Council at the Wentworth Grande Resort this Tuesday with invitations distributed to all those who attended the workshops. “The aim of the follow up meeting was to share, explore and develop actions on ideas raised at the workshops,” the Rotary Club’s public relations director, Gregg Housden, said. “We wanted to quickly identify and document ideas and priority actions, with the emphasis on identifying some short-term, achievable actions.”

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She was increasingly disturbed by the poverty in Calcutta, highlighted by the Bengal Famine of 1943, and the outbreak of Hindu/Muslim violence in 1946. On September 10, 1946, Teresa experienced what she later described as “the call within the call,” compelling her to leave the convent to live and work among the poor. She began her missionary work in 1948, starting with the poorest of the slum areas in Calcutta, India. Teresa wrote in her diary that her first year was fraught with difficulties. She had no income, and had to resort to begging for food and supplies. She admitted to experiencing doubt and loneliness, and the temptation to return to the comfort of convent life. In October, 1950, Teresa received Vatican permission to start the diocesan congregation that would become the Missionaries of Charity. Its mission was to care for, in her own words, “the hungry, the naked, the homeless, the crippled, the blind, the lepers…all those people who feel unwanted, unloved, uncared for throughout society, people who have become a burden to society, and who are shunned by everyone.” It began as a small order with 13 members, and today has more than 4000 nuns running orphanages, AIDS hospices and charity centers worldwide, including the Dareton centre, and caring for refugees, the blind, disabled, aged, alcoholics, the poor and homeless, and victims of floods, epidemics, and famine. Mother Teresa opened homes for leprosy victims, orphans and the displaced. The order soon began to attract both recruits and charitable donations, and by the 1960s had opened hospices, orphanages and leper houses all over India. Mother Teresa then expanded the order throughout the globe. In 1982, at the height of the siege of Beirut, Mother Teresa rescued 37 children trapped in a front line hospital by brokering a temporary cease-fire between the Israeli army and Palestinian guerrillas. Accompanied by Red Cross workers, she travelled through the war zone to the devastated hospital to evacuate the young patients. She went to assist and minister to the hungry in Ethiopia, radiation victims at Chernobyl,

and earthquake victims in Armenia. In 1991, Mother Teresa returned for the first time to her homeland and opened a Missionaries of Charity Brothers home in Tirana, Albania. By 1996, she was operating 517 missions in more than 100 countries. Mother Teresa suffered a heart attack in Rome in 1983, while visiting the Pope. After a second attack in 1989, she received an artificial pacemaker. In 1991, after a battle with pneumonia while in Mexico, she suffered further heart problems. She offered to resign her position as head of the Missionaries of Charity, but the nuns of the order, in a secret ballot, voted for her to stay. In April 1996, Mother Teresa fell and broke her collar bone, and only months later suffered from malaria and failure of the left heart ventricle. She had heart surgery but it was clear that her health was declining. When she fell ill, she made the controversial decision to be treated at a well-equipped hospital in California instead of one of her own clinics. On March

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13, 1997, she stepped down from the head of Missionaries of Charity. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, “for work in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.” She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to

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the poor in India, stating that earthly rewards were important only if they helped her help the world’s needy. Asked what could be done to promote world peace, she replied; “Go home and love your family.” Building on this theme in her Nobel Lecture, she said: “Around the world, not only in the poor countries, I found the poverty of the West so much more difficult to remove. “When I pick up a hungry person from the street, I give him a plate of rice and a piece of bread, and I am satisfied I have removed that hunger. But a person who is shut out, who feels unwanted, unloved and terrified, the person who has been thrown out from society – that is the poverty that hurts so much, and I find that very difficult.” Mother Teresa died on September 5, 1997, at the age of 87. Following her death, the Holy See began the process of beatification , the third step towards possible canonisation This process requires the documentation of a miracle performed from the intercession of Mother Teresa. In 2002, the Vatican recognized as a miracle the healing of a tumor in the abdomen of an Indian woman, Monica Besra, following the application of a locket containing Mother Teresa’s picture. A hospital worker described a beam of light emanating from the picture, ‘curing’ the cancerous tumor. Critics said it wasn’t a tumor at all, just a cyst, and doctors had cured the patient. The Vatican, after a lengthy debate, agreed to the beatification of Mother Teresa on October 19, 2003, thereby bestowing on her the title ’Blessed.’ Another miracle is needed before canonisation.

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• From Page 3 “The Steel’s Creek rescue was very satisfying… a good result,” he said. “About a week later I got a phone text message in very broken English from the mother of the Dutch girl, thanking me for saving her life. That was a nice thought.” Russell is one of several pilots at the business end of the new community service, with the Victorian Westpac chopper joining its sister fleet across a wide expanse of Australia, especially in busy coastal regions. Accompanying Russell to Mildura was Greg Scott, 31, from Life Saving Victoria, one of 13 volunteers who will be assigned to surf patrols on weekends, public holidays and other busy times of the year. The helicopter and its crews have been in training mode for several weeks in the leadup to the first of the patrols this Christmas. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was established by Surf Life Saving Australia in 1973. It started with a Bell 47G Helicopter, a pilot and volunteer surf lifesavers who would be dropped or winched into the ocean to rescue swimmers and surfers. The first summer alone saw the helicopter involved in 78 missions. Since those early days the Westpac rescue service has expanded to cover much of coastal and metropolitan Australia, and has bases in Sydney, Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Lismore, Tamworth, Adelaide, Tasmania, Perth and now Melbourne. The helicopter fleet has flown more than 21,000 missions, and is regarded as a world-class emergency response unit, with highlytrained pilots and crew, able to operate in conditions ranging from wild seas off-shore, to rugged mountain terrain or forest regions.

Unique group is the... THE Hunter/Central and mid-north coast region of NSW has a unique club as an offshoot to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service, It is the Rescue Club, open to anyone who has been rescued or assisted by the service, and it offers the opportunity for people to learn more about the service, its operations, and the people behind the scenes. It also allows members to be more actively involved in the Service’s community activities. Members of the Rescue Club receive a membership badge, and are given the chance to visit the rescue service headquarters to meet pilots, crew and staff, they are invited to various functions, have the opportunity to become involved in Volunteer Support Groups that operate across

NSW, and also receive a quarterly newsletter. The Rescue Club came about after many people who had been transported by service helicopters contacted staff and crew wanting to help raise awareness of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in the community. Many of these people have since become advocates and fund raisers by

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rescuing a jet ski rider washed onto rocks, and helping a hang-glider pilot who crashlanded. The colourful helicopters also have a big role to play inland, with missions including transportation of people injured in road crashes, bush searches for lost people, and assisting State Emergency Services personnel in a variety of other missions. Westpac has maintained its growing fleet for the past three decades, but also relies on generous donations from the public to keep the choppers in the air. There is no cost involved for the people rescued. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Service is said to be the oldest community-based helicopter rescue service in the world. The Mildura, Red Cliffs and Robinvale visit by the new Squirrel helicopter on Wednesday was one of the few occasions when the chopper is used for public relations purposes… and Irymple South schoolgirl Amy Jowett, 13, was happier than most to welcome it to Mildura. Boutique Winery With Westpac Bank giving students the chance for a ride Choose from our range of award winning Reds, Whites, in the chopper, simMoscatos, our new ‘Pink Contessa’ and Fortified’s. ply by starting up a Bring your holiday Guests to enjoy free wine tasting in student account, Amy our pleasant surrounds. PLATTERS ALSO AVAILABLE borrowed $20 off her folks on Tuesday to Gift range from estate grown and produced olives, start her new account. olive oil, tapenade, jams, raisins & syryps Her name was drawn from the barrel, resultGIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE ing in Russell taking Amy, her sister RebecOpen 7 Days - 10am to 5pm ca, 14, and their mum 3055 Deakin Avenue, Mildura South Sandra on a 10-minute P. 5021 2379 | E. info@oakvalleyestate.com.au joy flight over the city. The rescue helicopters operating in beach-side areas are tasked to a wide range of jobs, including routine off-shore patrols for shark sightings, swimmers or surfers in distress, off-shore vessels in trouble or objects in the water. Crews are also on the lookout for unattended fishing equipment, which might indicate that someone has been washed off the rocks. The rescue chopper operating off Sydney had a busy November. Its routine patrols included several rescues of surfers in distress, locating two capsized and sinking boats, assisting in the search for several missing people offshore, responding to several emergency beacon distress calls, assisting several swimmers caught in rips, the reporting of at least four sharks,

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Mildura has been promised a Spring premiere for a feature film that has been making the most of our picturesque orange groves, warm weather and even warmer hospitality...

Mildura gets a high star rating By VINNIE RODI MILDURA has enjoyed a taste of Australian ‘Hollywood’ over the past five weeks, with the film ‘Summer Coda’ using the region’s “unique” sights and settings as its back-drop. The brainchild of award-winning Australian writer, producer and director Richard Gray, the film, which is set to be released sometime next year, has seen cast members travel from Colignan to Yamba (and everywhere in between) to film scenes, with Mildura one of the many stops. Production will continue for just one more week before cast and crew head to Nevada, USA, with Richard saying the production time in Sunraysia had so far gone off without a hitch. “Everything is going brilliantly,” he said. “Apart from that week of heavy rain in late November, which forced us to reschedule some scenes, everything has gone according to plan. “Everyone we’ve worked with locally has been really helpful and accommodating, and the entire Sunraysia community has been very generous in allowing us to use their home in our film. “One of the great things about filming in the country, as opposed to the cities, is that people are willing to do whatever they can to help you, while getting excited about what’s going on around them. “It’s certainly been a great experience for everyone involved, actors and crew included.” ‘Summer Coda’ while featuring many of the region’s well-known landmarks and businesses, includ-

ing Stefano’s Restaurant and Apex Park beach, also highlights one of Sunraysia’s main industries, citrus, with the majority of scenes shot in some of Mildura, Wentworth and Dareton’s more “stunning” orange groves. “I actually wrote the screenplay at my grandmother’s farm in Hamilton (New South Wales),” Richard said. “Which is where I got the idea to set the film in farming areas. “After I made the decision to use orange groves, I immediately started ‘Google-ing’ Australian citrus areas, and Mildura just kept popping up. “Once I had the opportunity to

come out here and see the sights and locations Sunraysia had to offer, I knew I had to shoot the film here.” ‘Summer Coda’ stars Rachael Taylor, most notably known for her role in ‘Transformers’, as Heidi, with Alex Dimitriades (Underbelly) playing the male lead of Michael. Richard said that the film is a romantic drama and classic road adventure, with some of the nation’s more well-known actors including Susie Porter, Angus Sampson, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath and Jacki Weaver appearing in the movie.

The story follows the life of Heidi, who has spent the majority of her life living with her mother in Nevada, America. She returns to Australia as a young woman, travelling to her hometown to find her father, who she has not spoken to since she was a child, and to learn more about her past. Heidi is forced to busk for money, with her violin-playing catching the attention of local orange picker Michael, who offers her a ride. After fleeing to Michael’s orange grove after a family reunion goes bad, Heidi and Michael begin to

learn more about each other, with the picking season also introducing a number of colourful and off-beat characters in the role of seasonal pickers. Richard said that the majority of cast had undertaken a number of hands-on training in preparation for the film, including learning the proper procedures involved with picking oranges and tractor driving. “All of the actors have taken to their roles with so much enthusiasm, and we’ve had some great teachers along the way to show us how everything is done,” he said. “I wanted those particular scenes, where characters are out working in the groves, to look as authentic as possible, and really showcase what the citrus industry is about amongst the main plot of the story.” Richard said that while all of the cast could now fill an orange bin with the best of them, their new found skills had come at a price. “Several of us are still nursing scratches from tree branches,” he said. Richard, while relatively new to the Australian film industry, has quickly risen to a high standing amongst his peers, after he graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts, School of Film in Television in 2003. • Continued Page 30

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His first short film, ‘Yellow Brick Dreams’, was screened at numerous local and international film festivals, going on to win several awards including the Cinevex/Cinema Nova Award for ‘Excellence in a Short Film Screenplay’, and the ACS Cinematography Award for ‘Best Cinematography’ in an Australian short film. In the last three years Richard has directed a number of productions including a feature length Winter Olympics documentary called ‘The Sea To The Sky Games’, a feature length Global Warming documentary, hosted by Ian Thorpe, called ‘Fish out of Water’, eight episodes of reality/drama series ‘The Phone’, and a Lifestyle Food series featuring Mildura cook Stefano de Pieri entitled ‘Stefano’s Cooking Paradiso’. And while all of these achievements could only be considered sensational, Richard’s main highlight to date involves finishing runner-up in Australia’s Project Greenlight. Project Greenlight, a competition adapted

from the American HBO show created by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, pitted contestants against one another for the chance to win a $1million budget to produce a feature film. The winner also received a guaranteed Australian theatrical release, with Richard managing to impress judges, including ‘Terminator: Salvation’ and ‘Avatar’ star Sam Worthington. Despite coming second, Richard’s determination and hardwork will see his entry (formerly entitled ‘Heidi’) become a reality as ‘Summer Coda’. Richard said that in addition to filming the production in Mildura, the town would also play host to one of the Summer Coda’s official premieres. “Mildura will definitely be hosting one of the premieres in Spring next year,” he said. “At the moment we’ve got a few planned all over the country, and it seems only fitting that Mildura should get the opportunity to see the film first.” More information about Summer Coda is available by visiting http://summercoda. com.

WITH Christmas only one week away Sunraysia’s residents are starting to embrace the holiday spirit, with the Sunraysia Bible Society to host a carols night from 7pm tomorrow at Henderson Park. A number of Sunraysia’s prominent entertainers will lead audiences through traditional carols, with sweets also available for the kids, and audience members asked to bring a rug or chair.

Members draw WENTWORTH Memorial Sporting Club will host its monthly members draw tomorrow night from 8pm, with $2500 worth of prizes to be on offer. The monthly event will be free for members, with a discounted dinner also available at the Darling Junction Bistro. More information is available by contacting club reception on 5027 3302.

Red Cliffs carols THE Combined Churches of Red Cliffs will host a community carols tonight in Barclay Square, with the event labelled as a perfect way to spend an evening with the family. Plenty of entertainment, including glow candles for the kids, will be available, with festivities to start from 8.15pm.

Langtree Mall market THIS year’s Christmas street market in the mall will be staged this Sunday from 9am to 1pm, with a vast array of goods including crafts, clothing, home cooking, and fresh fruit and vegetables on offer. This market is now managed by the Sunraysia Region Girl Guides and the contact number is 0400 032 803.

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Pink’s the word for Mildura’s tractor lovers • From Page 25 Mr Barker said that the NBCF was a worthy charity, and one that would appeal to a number of the town’s residents. “Mildura is a very small place, and I’m sure that there’s not too many people who haven’t been affected by breast cancer in one way or another,” he said. “Ideally we would love to raise more than $20,000, but to do that we need the support of locals.” Bidding will start from $13,310, thanks to a donation from Kelly Racing and the Jack Daniels Racing team. “Kelly Racing and the entire Jack Daniels team have generously got the ball rolling, and hopefully we can eclipse that opening bid by a very long way,” Mr Barker said. Bids on the tractor have been taking place for the past few weeks, with several interested parties holding off until the last minute to try and gain an advantage over their ‘rivals’. “Word of mouth has certainly meant the news has travelled around the town,” Mr Barker said. “Obviously locals have the chance to snare a brand new tractor for great price, so I think a lot of people are playing their cards close to their chest.” Mr Barker said that the last few years had been financially tough on locals and he was amazed by their generosity. “With the last few years, this one in particular, being tough, any contribution is highly appreciated,” he said. “People can contribute in whatever way suits them, which means if they aren’t interested in bidding on the tractor, or purchasing Oak Valley Estate products, they can make a normal money donation to show their support. “Every contribution helps, and no matter which way locals decide to show their support it will all go to a great cause.”

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Oak Valley Estate operator Larry DeBlasio said that the winery would further embrace the pink theme by selling a special wine; ‘Pink Contessa’, along with a number of its more famous olive oils and other products. “You never know I might even rock up in something pink,” he said. “We’re very proud to be able to help out, and we’re encouraging locals to come down and have a look around, donate some money, and generally enjoy the weekend.” More information is available by contacting Sam Barker on 0408 596 069, with bids to be taken between 12pm and 5pm tomorrow and Sunday at Oak Valley Estate.

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12.30 Gilligan's Island 1.00 Cricket: Third Test: Australia v West Indies: Day Five: The WACA 3.30 The Cricket Show 4.00 Cricket: Third Test: Australia v West Indies: Day Five 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Cricket: Third Test: Australia v West Indies: Day Five 8.30 Movie: Tears Of The Sun: Bruce Willis 11.00 True CSI: Cold Blood: In 2001, police rushed to the scene after a man was shot. As investigation proceeds, a tangled web of secrecy, adultery and murder begins to unravel.

Noon Children’s Programs 2.00 The 2009 XXXX Gold Qld 20th Anniversary Variety Bash 3.00 Movie: Karroll's Christmas: Tom Everett Scott, Wallace Shawn, Alanna Ubach, Dan Joffre and Deanna Milligan 5.00 The Rich List 6.00 Seven News 6.30 The Vicar Of Dibley 7.40 Border Patrol 8.40 Bones 9.40 Castle: The dead body of a New York City councilman running for re-election rolls out of a rug, and into Beckett's case files. 10.30 Band Of Brothers

Noon Australian Super X: Round Five 1.00 Australian Fishing Championship 2.00 The Travel Bug 3.00 Living Fossils 4.00 A Conversation With Michael Bublé 4.30 Boys Weekend 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Don't Forget The Lyrics 7.30 Glee 8.30 Rove Presents Hamish & Andy Regifted 9.30 Movie: About A Boy: Hugh Grant and Toni Collette 11.35 Sex And The City

Noon Tchaikovsky In Italy 1.00 Speedweek 3.00 UEFA Europa League: Highlights 3.30 Futbol Mundial 4.00 Les Murray's Football Feature 5.00 The World Game: Presented by David Basheer and Craig Foster 6.00 Thalassa 6.30 World News 7.30 A History Of Scotland 8.35 Heston's Feasts 9.30 John Adams 10.45 Movie: Inspector Montalbano: Find The Lady: Luca Zingaretti, Cesare Bocci and Simona Cavallari

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Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Antiques Roadshow 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Two And A Half Men 8.00 The Middle 8.30 The Mentalist 9.30 Flashpoint 10.30 Burying Brian 11.30 ET

Noon Movie: Meet The Santas 2.00 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 The Zoo 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.30 The Force: Behind The Line 8.00 Destroyed In Seconds 8.30 Movie: Surviving Christmas: Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini and Christina Applegate 10.30 30 Rock 11.00 Parks And Recreation 11.30 It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook: Presented by Peter Everett 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Dharma & Greg 4.00 Huey 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Malcolm In The Middle 7.00 The 7pm Project 8.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.30 Supernatural 9.30 Stargate Universe 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The 7pm Project

Noon World Watch 1.00 Food Lovers' Guide To Australia 1.30 Tito's Ghosts 2.30 Between Gandhi And Hitler 3.30 Nixon: The Man You Loved To Hate 4.30 World Watch 5.00 The Crew 5.30 Futbol Mundial 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News 7.30 Top Gear Unseen Classic 8.35 Man Vs Wild 9.30 World News 10.00 The Fixer 10.55 Entourage 11.25 Wilfred 11.55 Movie: The Great Yokai War

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Noon Midday Report 12.30 Movie: Housewife, 49 2.05 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.00 Beachcomber Cottage 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Grumpy Old Men 8.30 Hitler's Favourite Royal 9.25 Family Brat Camp 10.15 ABC News 10.25 The Cut: Bill’s son Andrew returns from London to take over the agency, and discovers a scandal that could shatter professional sport. 11.20 Poirot

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Antiques Roadshow 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Survivor: Samoa 9.30 Movie: National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation: Chevy Chase, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis and Julia Louis-Dreyfus 11.30 ET

Noon Movie: Millions: James Nesbitt and Lewis McGibbon 2.00 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 The Zoo 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.30 Gary Unmarried 8.00 Whacked Out Sports 8.30 Private Practice 9.30 Dannii Minogue: My Story 10.30 30 Rock 11.00 Parks And Recreation 11.30 It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Dharma & Greg 4.00 Huey 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Malcolm In The Middle 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 Accidentally On Purpose 8.00 The Office 8.30 NCIS 9.30 White Collar 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The 7pm Project

Noon World Watch 12.25 Weatherwatch 12.35 World Watch 1.00 Movie: Offside 2.30 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3.00 Corner Gas 4.00 Wine Lovers’ Guide To Australia 4.30 World Watch 5.00 Newshour 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News 7.30 Make Me Smart 8.30 The Circuit 9.30 World News 10.00 Hot Docs: The US Vs John Lennon 11.50 Movie: Yes: Sam Neill

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Noon Midday Report 12.30 National Press Club Address 1.30 Bushfire Summer 2.00 The Bill 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.10 The Best In Australia 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 My Family 8.35 Beautiful People 9.05 Creature Comforts 9.30 Chandon Pictures 10.00 Star Stories 10.25 ABC News 10.35 Being Human 11.35 Movie: Made For Each Other: Carole Lombard

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Antiques Roadshow 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Superstars Of Dance: The world’s greatest dancers compete in an exhilarating competition. 9.30 Cold Case 11.30 ET

Noon Movie: Christmas Card: Ed Asner, John Newton and Alice Evans 2.00 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 The Zoo 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.30 Air Crash Investigations 8.30 City Homicide: The team is on the trail of a missing truckload of gold. 9.30 The Take 10.30 Band Of Brothers 11.40 The First 48

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Dharma & Greg 4.00 Huey 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Malcolm In The Middle 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Futurama 8.30 The Cleveland Show 9.00 The Simpsons 9.30 Little Britain 10.05 Californication

Noon World Watch 12.25 Weatherwatch 12.35 World Watch 1.00 Movie: My Children Are Different 2.30 Tales From A Suitcase 3.00 Corner Gas 4.00 Is Your House Killing You? 4.30 World Watch 5.00 Newshour 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News 7.35 Rex In Rome 8.30 The Legends Of Santa 9.30 World News 10.00 The Eagle: A Crime Odyssey 11.05 Movie: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not: Audrey Tautou

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Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 Alive And Cooking 3.30 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Antiques Roadshow 5.30 Hot Seat 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Shrek The Halls: Donkey, Puss in Boots and all their fairytale buddies arrive at the swamp to share Christmas with Shrek’s family. 8.00 Carols By Candlelight 10.30 Movie: The Nativity Story

Noon Murder, She Wrote 1.00 Children’s Programs 4.30 Seven News 5.00 The Zoo 5.30 Deal Or No Deal 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Today Tonight 7.00 How I Met Your Mother 7.30 Gary Unmarried 8.00 Whacked Out Sports 8.30 Movie: Father Of The Bride: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, Kimberly Williams, Kieran Culkin and Martin Short 10.45 Movie: A Lot Like Love: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet and Taryn Manning

Noon Movie: Stealing Christmas: Tony Danza and Lea Thompson 1.50 Movie: A Very Married Christmas: Charles Durning 3.30 Movie: The Life And Adventures Of Santa Claus 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Malcolm In The Middle 7.00 The 7pm Project 7.30 Talkin' 'Bout Your Generation: Christmas Special 9.00 The 2009 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 10.00 Movie: Apollo 13: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Bill Paxton and Ed Harris

Noon World Watch 1.00 Food Lovers' Guide To Australia 1.30 The Buchenwald Ball 2.30 The Fabulous Flag Sisters 3.30 Office Tigers 4.00 Versailles Stories 4.30 World Watch 5.00 Newshour 6.00 Global Village 6.30 World News 7.30 Food Safari 8.00 Oz And James' Big Wine Adventure 8.30 Secrets And Lives 9.00 Designer People 9.30 World News 10.00 Asterix And Obelix Vs Caesar

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Community leaders turn out to honour our Aussie champ

MILDURA Councillors, and a host of industry and community leaders converged on Mildura’s Civic Building this week to welcome home Josh Waters, in the wake of his first Australian Superbike crown. Waters is one of the few riders in Australian history to win the coveted title in his debut year, a point acknowledge by Mildura Rural City Council Mayor Glenn Milne during his address at Monday night’s Civic Welcome. Waters’ team boss, and one of the most respected team managers and mechanics in Australian road racing, Phil Tainton, also made the trip to Mildura to be at the Civic Welcome. Tainton, who is no stranger to Mildura, having raced ski boats here many years ago, spoke of the first time he saw Waters race, how he tracked his career, and finally made the move to sign him up to the factory Suzuki road race team. It’s proven a match made in motorsport heaven. Waters came third in the Australian Supersport Championship in his first year on Suzukis.

He backed it up with a second overall the following year, narrowly missing out on the championship win. This year, his first on the open class, 1000cc Superbike machinery, saw him on the pace immediately . The 22-year-old went into the final round at Phillip Island at the end of November just two points behind series leader Glenn Allerton. Refusing to let nerves get the better of him, the gritty Sunraysia rider dominated both races to take the round win and the championship. It’s since been a whirlwind ride for Waters, who’s signed countless autographs, been invited as the guest of honour at Suzuki motorcycle shop openings and was this weekend scheduled to meet with a host of motorcycle journalists who have been clamouring to ride the Australian Superbike Champion’s bike. Almost every Mildura Rural City Councillor, friends and relatives of the Waters family and local identifies including Don Carrazza were also at the Civic Welcome.

Lamattina top fuel team looks to bounce back REIGNING Australian Top Fuel champion, Phil Lamattina, is in a stong position to defend his title after two rounds of the 2009/2010 championship chase. Lamattina is in second postion, 65 points behind

series leader Martin Stamatis, who won the opening rounds. The Wemen-based driver said while he didn’t win the previous round at Perth’s Motorplex, the team made significant progress

in terms of car set-up. “We went there on the Wednesday before the event to do some testing, but the track wasn’t 100 percent, meaning we weren’t able to do the testing we had planned,” Lamattina said.

“Because of that, we elected to use qualifying at the Perth event itself to complete our testing. It meant we qualified last, but Theo (head tuner) was wrapt with the progress we made.” The Wemen driver, who

smoked the tyres half way down the quarter mile strip, at 315km/h, during qualifying, said he was a little confused when he got back to his team as they looked happy, despite the time he’d set and the fact that he’d smoked the tyres.

It was only then that he realised his tuner was using the run as a test session of sorts! Lamattina made it through to the final, but came second to Stamatis. He’s aiming to reverse the result at the next round.

‘Dragons’ set for 2010

• MILDURA Dragon Boat club members have hung up their paddles for 2009 after a final pre-Christmas training run last week, and plan to resume training on January 18. Club promotions officer Nardia Sheriff said the newly-formed club was still looking for more members, and she would welcome inquiries on 0405315713, or at nardia.sheriff@bigpond.com


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Swim challenge leads to active lifestyle MILDURA’S Christie Centre clients achieved a milestone worthy of celebration this week, completing a three month mission to swim from Mildura to Ouyen. And while readers may be scratching their heads attempting to figure out how the group managed to do this (considering there is no body of water that runs from Mildura to Ouyen), the answer is actually quite simple. Their mission started in September, when the Christie Centre swimming program, which has been operating at the Mildura Waves complex for the past four years, began its 2009/10 season. Rather than just have clients swim laps, organisers decided to try something different, using the pool as a virtual ‘river’ and setting the challenge off swimming 100 kilometres to ‘Ouyen’. Clients eagerly set out to complete the task, with each week seeing them beat personal best lap numbers (with the record 68 laps in a one and a half hour period), while building stamina, fitness, and generally improving their stroke and technique. Program co-ordinator Matt Teasdale said that the goal of ‘swimming to Ouyen’ had proved a great motivator, with

• MAKING WAVES: Back row: Mildura Christie Centre swimming program coordinator Matt Teasdale, Michael Murnane, Paul Cupper, and helper Lyndell Allison, and front row: Mandy O’Neil and Amy Cetinich celebrate the group’s 100km effort. INSET: Mandy O’Neil shows her style. the group achieving its best result. “The program itself has been around for a while now,” he said. “And this is the first time we’ve set the group a challenge.

“All of them have been to Ouyen by car, so they know how long it takes to get there, and that it’s 100 kilometres from Mildura. “Our hope was that by setting them a challenge it would

get the competitive juices flowing, and so far the results have been incredible. “Each of our participants has improved their stroke, built up endurance in the water, and generally become more active,

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which is the program’s main goal.” To keep participants motivated and focused, each was presented with a certificate after reaching set milestones. “We started by giving our clients a certificate once they had completed their first kilometre,” Matt said. “And then for every 2.5 kilometres they swan after that. “What we found is that each of them started to get competitive, trying to beat their friends who had already received certain awards.” Matt said that the 100 kilometre target represented the total distance achieved by all participants, with the group’s hard work finally paying off. “It’s amazing to think that these guys have achieved that goal,” he said. “I’m sure they will all be congratulating one another when we get back to Life Skills on Pine Avenue, and we might even throw a party to celebrate.”

Top four spot up for grabs in Sunraysia cricket

311 runs at 77.75, with English import Matt Wilkinson not far behind on 231 runs at 57.75. Jake Reed has been a star with the ball, with the fiery youngster taking seven wickets, with great support from Jordan Payne, Rhys Webb, and Wilkinson. This game will be a cracker provided both teams bring their best, with Wood and Reed keys with the ball, while Bruhn, Wyld and Wilkinson will be dangers with the bat. Coomealla Wentworth will look to regain some

form against Merbein South, with both sides struggling in recent weeks to find their groove. After a stand-out start to the season Coomie has fell away in recent times, with their effort against Workers Gol Gol last round nothing short of lack-lustre. Their bowlers conceded 305 runs in that game, with their batsmen only managing 108 in reply, and then a further 3/129 in their second dig. Thom Brown has been a shining light in a bowling attack that has seemingly lost its fire, taking 13 wickets, while Tim Smith has also been in form adding a further four wickets to his tally. Coomie will need players like Shane Dalziel and Glen Stephen to take a stepup this week, or they’ll be facing a bleak Christmas despite their second spot placing. Merbein has similarly looked in poor form, racking up another poor performance against Mildura Settlers last week. Apart from veterans Tony Trinick and Matt Walder the entire side has looked sloppy, with a determination to win lacking. Captain Adam Thomson will be disappointed with his team’s performance to date, with this week’s game a chance to turn the tables heading into 2010. In the final game of the

round Workers Gol Gol will take on Mildura West, with Workers brimming with confidence after its win last week against CoomeallaWentworth. Wade Hancock’s century at the top of the order, and the bowling efforts of Brett Cumming and Dale Ingram were impressive, with the entire side taking a lot out of the win. Workers has managed to turn the tables on a season that looked lost a month ago, with wins against Merbein and Coomie putting

them back into contention despite the fact they are currently sitting last on the ladder. Simon Groves has found some form with the bat this season, with 179 runs to his name, while Brett Cumming has been the best of the bowlers with 11 wickets. Despite the resurgence Workers will be hardpressed to get the points against Mildura West, who will be rested after a week’s break. West has looked sensational this season, with

their third placing on the ladder well deserved. Aaron West has been the pick of the batsmen with 177 runs, while captain Chris Williams has led with the ball. West, while being attuned to the resurgent Workers side, will be confident of a win, with a win to see them possibly take second spot should Coomie lose to Merbein. This round will mark the last for 2009, with cricket to take a break for the next two weeks, before returning on January 9.

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WITH only one round remaining until Sunraysia’s cricketers break for the Christmas and New Year period, the race for top four spots is proving hotter than ever. Thanks to some standout individual performances, and the resurgence of teams who earlier in the year looked out of the hunt, the battle for the top four is wide open. All Sunraysia Cricket Association’s Division One teams can still make the finals, with only eight points separating bottom placed Workers Gol Gol and fourth placed Irymple. Teams currently occupying the top of the table will look to cement their spots this week, with sides to switch to one-day mode. Irymple will take on Mildura Settlers, with Setts starting to look the goods after a solid month of cricket. The consistency of strike bowler Dan Wood, who added 58 runs and six wickets to his already impressive tally last round, has been superb, while captain Richie Wyld has led from the front with both bat and ball. Ben Rowles has similarly been solid with the bat, amassing 194 runs at 32.30, while from a bowling point of view Ben Harris has provided solid support to Wood and Wyld with six wickets. Irymple on the other hand has lacked consistency this season, with injuries


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SUNRAYSIA is on the verge of turning the Mildura Masters Games into a sporting event of national significance, one that could even rival the mighty Masters Games of Alice Springs. Organisers of the 2009 Mildura Masters, the most successful yet held, agree on that point, but say a few program alterations, along with a change in attitude by some local groups, are needed. Much of the success for the recent August Games was due to the fact that it came under the umbrella of the Mildura Rural City Council, complete with co-ordinator, and had solid backing of Brendan Downey of Tourism Victoria. Mildura Rural City Councillor Mark Eckel said the Games reference group had sat down with Mr Downey last year, and hints, guidance and advice that he gave were among the reasons for the success of the Mildura games, the fifth since 2001. With an estimated worth to the region of more than $430,000, Cr Eckel said the Games had attracted more than 700 competitors in 19 sports to the region, including many first-timers who had promised to return in 2011. And Cr Eckel believes there is plenty of scope for improvement, provided continued support is forthcoming from State and local government, and local sponsors. Masters competitors, ranging in age from 25 to 98, came from all over Australia, Perth and the Gold Coast included, to compete at Mildura. The Games reference group believes it is vitally important to get visiting sportspeople to make the Games a week-long holiday, and plan to organise the 2011 Games accordingly, perhaps with an opening march and entertainment, and ending to coincide with the hugely popular Wintersun Festival. If all goes according to plan,

dients – the accommodation, the river, the weather, and the facilities.” Cr Eckel said many local sporting clubs who didn’t want to participate had lost sight of the fact that there was money to be made…firstly from the sports fee paid by competitors, and then by organising fund-raising social events while the competitors were here. Apparently the main argu-

“The potential for the Mildura Masters is huge. It could be built into a ‘festival of sport’ where many of the 200-odd sporting clubs in the region conduct some sort of competition, with value-adding social events.” - Cr Mark Eckel. ment for many clubs is ‘why should we pay to play on our own sporting grounds?’ But others are more than happy to pay the overall Games registration fee (usually around $30) in the knowledge they get well over that value with a bag and other goodies, and are helping support and if funding is approved, Games organisers will start work immediately on a promotional campaign, including visits to the popular Port Pirie and Alice Springs Masters Games. Cr Eckel said it was noticeable that local participation had dropped off in the 2009 Games, and organisers would be working on this…with the aim of getting more local sporting clubs to get in touch with their affiliate bodies in other regions to encourage their participation. “It’s as much about the social side and the sight-seeing as it is about sporting participation, and we didn’t hear one complaint this year,” he said.

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“If we can encourage more sporting groups to take an active role, promote their sport and promote this region, there is no reason we can’t double the numbers for the 2011 Games. “The potential for the Mildura Masters is huge. “It could be built into a ‘festival of sport’ where many of the 200-odd sporting clubs in the region conduct some sort of competition, with value-adding social events. “We are already known as the inland regional sporting capital of the nation. “There is the chance to make Mildura an even bigger sporting mecca…and we have all the ingre-

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not only their sport, but the district in general. Cr Eckel said he knew of at least one local sporting club that made several thousand dollars from the last games, and some clubs that attracted big groups to Alice Springs made money “in the tens of thousands.” “We are hoping to start promotional work for the next Masters Games very early in the New Year,” he said.

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Tennis program set to serve up more success SUNRAYSIA Academy of Sport’s (SAS) tennis athletes have enjoyed a successful 2009/10 to date, with the group looking to finish the season strongly in the new year. All eight participants will compete at the Goulburn Valley Junior Tennis Championship, to be held in Shepparton in January, and the Renmark Grasscourt Championship in February, with SAS co-ordinator Vicki Telfer saying that players are confident they can perform well. “Our tennis program has gone from strength to strength in 2009,” she said. “And that’s thanks largely to the tutelage of our Technical Director of Coaching Mike Horsman, and all of the participant’s hard work and dedication over the last 12 months. “With Mike at the helm we expect our athletes to be very competitive at the next two tournaments, where hopefully they will perform well, and build on what has already been a great year.” Vicki said that the group’s efforts in the past year had seen squad members build a reputation across regional Victoria, achieving promising results at the South Australian Age Championship held in July in Adelaide, and the Frankston Tournamant in September. “At both tournaments our athletes performed extremely well, with Sarah Watts and Sheree Moore shining at the Frankston Tournament, while Nathan Mayes finished strong in Adelaide,” she said. “Sheree is only in her first year with the program, and the strides she’s made has been promising, while our more experienced campaigners like Nathan and Sarah have also continued to develop.”

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• ON THE BALL: Sunraysia Academy of Sport tennis program participants are: (back row) Sheree Moore, Nathan Mayes, Tennis Victoria’s Matthew Gregory, Blake Davis and Jack Wilson, and (front row) Zac Robinson, Sarah Watts and Liam Davis. Vicki said that all tournaments were played on a points system, allowing competitors to improve their Australian rankings. “Kate is our highest rainking female in Sunraysia with 635 points, while Nathan is sitting on 1993 points,” she said. “We’ll be trying to get our athletes involved in more points tournaments in the future, so that they can continue to move up the rankings.” Vicki said that the group’s most recent performance at the inaugural Victorian Regional Academies of Sport Tennis Challenge in Melbourne was also a highlight, with representatives facing off against teams from fellow regional sporting academies

including the SouthWest Academy of Sport (Ballarat), Gippsland Sports Academy, and the UB WestVic Academy of Sport (Warrnambool). Matches were played using an ‘American college’ format, with major differences including the exclusion of the ‘let’ rule, and inclusion of sudden death deuce points. UB WestVic eventually came out on top, with Sunraysia’s representatives finishing equal third. “It was the first time these academies have come together for such a tournament, so our athletes achieved a fantastic result,” Vicki said. “Our results also proved we’re our program stands against some of the others in the State, and hopefully we can learn from those programs, and continue to work towards more success in the future.” Vicki said that athletes had spent the majority of their time learning about tactics, developing game plans and strategies, and generally harnessing their skills. “There is more to tennis than just hitting a ball over a net,” she said. “Tennis is one of those sports anyone can play, but can only succeed in if they live, breath, sleep and think about the sport. “Mike is teaching our competitors how to become athletes, conveying what they’ll need to know to go places in the sport, and it’s extremely pleasing to see our participants transforming into tennis athletes. “Given that this is only the second year the SAS has run a tennis program, I think we’ve made great strides, and I have no doubt that within the next couple of years our athletes will have

access to a broader range of developmental tools.” Vicki said that with the success of the academy’s volleyball program in the last two years, including coach Paul Freckleton being named Australian Junior Volleyball Coach of the Year, and a record number of State representatives also academy products, that it was encouraging to see another sport start to do well. “It’s clear to all of us that the tennis program is heading in the right direction, and is providing Sunraysia’s junior tennis players with the chance to reach their full potential,” she said. “For a program that is still relatively young and is still growing we’ve received some great feedback from Tennis Victoria, and with our direct link to the Victorian Institute of Sport we’ll be looking to start offering more

to regional players at a subsidised cost. “Our volleyball program has almost become a benchmark for what the SAS can produce, and I strongly believe that with time our tennis program can achieve similar results.” Vicki said planning was already underway to ensure the program could reach further heights in 2010, including attempting to play more inter-academy tournaments. “I’ve personally been liaising with the five main regional academies to identify whether more inter-academy competition and training opportunities are possible,” she said. “Our aim is to eventually host athletes from Warrnambool, Bendigo, Ballarat, Barwon and Gippsland here in Mildura. “Due to our remote location SAS athletes are usually required to do most of the travelling, and while we’re willing to do that it would be nice to get athletes from outside the district to travel here.” In addition to competing, athletes will also have the opportunity to participate in high-performance training camps, with the first of these to be held in Renmark on February 15. “Mike is going to be running that camp, with around 30 athletes from both Sunraysia and the Riverland expected to take part,” Vicki said. “All of our athletes should get a lot out of the trip, with Mike to focus on planning and match strategies.” The tennis program’s current season will conclude in February, with a selection trial for the 2010/11 program to be held on Sundaay, January 31. “We’ve got a limit on how many athletes we can take,” Vicki said. “And ideally we’d like to increase our current numbers to our maximum intake. “Hopefully next year will be the beginning of a bigger and better program, and the start of another successful season for our tennis athletes.”

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one or the wrong one and if you pick the wrong one it affects your life, it can affect you for the rest of your life.” O’Loughlin said he had far from the perfect ‘leg up’ in life, but made the right decisions to get him where he is today. “I grew up in a family of six, five of us slept in the same room,” he said.

• Michael O’Loughlin during a training session in February. “We didn’t have too much money and it was pretty tough. I pretty much looked at myself and said, ‘what am I good at?’ “I thought, ‘I’m good at football, but how do I made something out of that?’ “I looked at the processes. Going to school, doing homework, doing all the work that’s required, not carrying on going out drinking when I was 14, 15 and 16. “Things like that have allowed me to play football and it gives me a bit of influence to do the things that I love, and that’s helping kids. “We all know it’s a tough world out there. So if I can give the kids a bit of a heads up about staying at school, getting an education, well that’s half the battle.”


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• Former Sydney Swans stars Heath James (left) and Michael O’Loughlin met up with Dareton Primary School students this week as part of the ‘go Foundation’s’ first community project aimed at helping young indigenous people achieve. Read about it on Page 42.

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