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It’s time to plug some leaks, say the Nationals, as we get a ...

Raw deal on water •  AHES TO ASHES, LAWNS TO DUST: Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, and Nationals water spokesman, Peter Walsh, examine the effects of severe water restrictions on Mildura’s nature strips.






And the party is calling for a State-wide overhaul of the way restrictions are calculated and imposed. The Nationals claimed this week that water restrictions had become a political tool rather than a means of

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Change at the WIN news desk BRUCE Roberts (right) has been appointed WIN News presenter throughout Regional Victoria, taking over from 15year veteran Denis Walter. Roberts will present week night bulletins for six regions throughout Victoria and southern NSW. He began his career in the mid 80’s with WIN, hosting and presenting local programs from Ballarat, and later had a successful stint in the UK where he hosted a variety of programs for the BBC and Sky Sports.  More recently Roberts has headed up his own communications company in Melbourne, working closely with Microsoft, Telstra and the AFL. WIN Television Victorian General Manager Michael Taylor said Roberts was a welcome addition to the news team, and won the job from a quality field from around Australia. Roberts is now in the process of moving back to his birth town of Ballarat for his new role, along with his family - wife Rochelle and children Maya, 3, and Eva, 2. He will read his first bulletin on Monday.

MILDURA recreational cyclists are being put at risk at city roundabouts by selfish drivers, according to RoadSafe Mildura, with VicRoads figures showing that 20 percent of all crashes involve bicycles. And according to RoadSafe chairman Chris Davis, this figure is probably higher, with many crashes going unreported if injuries are only minor. Mr Davis said there was ample evidence of some drivers were exceeding 40 km/h through roundabouts. “At this speed it is too easy to lose a cyclist, motorbike or even a car in the blind spot of your car’s “A” pillar,” he said. “Some local drivers seem to use roundabouts as a racetrack chicane, or are just in a hurry. They should realise the dangerous situation they are creating. “ Mr Davis said the cur-

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INALLY out are the Darwin Awards, the annual honor given to the person who died in the most extraordinarily stupid way. Last year’s winner was killed by a Coke machine that fell on him as he rocked it to get a free drink. The winner this year was a rocket scientist. But first, the nominees. * A young Canadian, searching for a way of getting drunk cheaply, mixed petrol with milk. This made him so ill he rushed to vomit into the fireplace in his house. This resulting explosion and fire burned his house down, killing both him and his unfortunate sister.  * Three Brazilian men were flying in a light aircraft at low altitude when another plane approached. It appears that they decided to ‘moon’ the occupants of the other plane, but lost control of their aircraft and crashed. They were all found dead in the wreckage with their pants around their ankles. * A 22-year-old American was found dead after using octopus straps to bungee jump

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off a 70-foot rail bridge. Police said the fast food worker taped the straps together, wrapped an end around one foot, anchored the other end to the bridge railing, and jumped. He was still in freefall when he hit the ground. Investigators said the length of the cord that he had assembled was greater than the distance between the bridge and the ground. * A man in Alabama died from rattlesnake bites. He and a friend were playing a game of catch, using the rattlesnake as a ball. The friend was also bitten, but survived. * Employees in a Texas warehouse noticed the smell from a gas leak. Management evacuated the building after extinguishing all potential sources of ignition (lights, power, etc.) Two technicians from the gas company attended, but were having trouble finding their way around in the dark. To their frustration, none of the lights worked. Apparently, one of the technicians reached into his pocket for a cigarette lighter. The explosion

sent pieces of the building up to three kilometers. Nothing was found of the technicians, but the lighter was virtually untouched. Now, the  winner  of this year’s Darwin Award, awarded, as always, posthumously:  Arizona Highway Patrol officers came upon a pile of smoldering metal embedded in the side of a cliff rising above the road at the apex of a curve. The wreckage resembled a plane crash, but it was a car. Investigators finally pieced together the mystery. An amateur rocket scientist had somehow gotten hold of a JATO unit (Jet Assisted Take Off, actual solid fuel rocket) designed to give heavy military transport planes an extra push for taking off from short airfields. He had driven his Chevy Impala out into the desert and found a long, straight stretch of road. Attaching the JATO unit to the car, he jumped in, got up some speed and fired off the JATO!   The facts are that he hit

the JATO ignition about five kilometers from the crash site. (This was established by the scorched and melted asphalt at that location.) The JATO would have reached maximum thrust within five seconds, causing the Chevy to reach speeds well in excess of 500kph and continuing at full power for an additional 20-25 seconds.   The driver (pilot) would have experienced G-forces  usually reserved for dog fighting F-14 jocks under full afterburners, causing him to become irrelevant for the remainder of the event. However, the car remained on the straight highway for about four kilometres (15-20 seconds) before the driver applied and melted the brakes, blowing the tyres and leaving thick rubber marks on the road surface, before becoming airborne for an additional two kilometres and impacting on the cliff face at a height of 40 metres, leaving a blackened crater a metre deep in the rock. Most of the driver’s remains were not recoverable.  

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rent advertising campaign was aimed at improving safety for everyone at roundabouts. “Some time ago the ‘give way’ road rule at roundabouts changed, but many drivers didn’t understand.” He said. “Vehicles already in the roundabout now have right of way, rather than the old law of giving way to vehicles on your right. Mr Davis said it was virtually impossible to avoid roundabouts when travelling on Mildura streets, so it was important that all drivers were conversant with the rules. “Roundabouts are safer than cross intersections,” he said. “They are designed to deflect the direction of a vehicle’s travel. However, drivers must slow down and obey all road markings and enter the roundabout only when it is safe.”


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THERE are calls for a State-wide overhaul of the way water restrictions are calculated and imposed in Victoria. Victorian Nationals water spokesman Peter Walsh said this week water restrictions had become a political tool rather than a means of managing water. “Water restrictions were originally introduced to be a fact-based reduction in the amount of water used when things become critical,” Mr Walsh said. “We’ve now got a hotchpotch of water restrictions right across Victoria. “What started out as a fact-based decision tool has turned into a political tool. “It’s ridiculous that we have the Goulburn Valley on Stage One even though they’ve got less water allocation than the Murray system, yet Swan Hill and Mildura have been on Stage Three with very limited watering for a couple of years. It just doesn’t seem right. “In Bendigo for example they’ve put the pipeline in to take the water out of the Goulburn , so they have now reduced their water restrictions so they can see the pipeline is doing something,” Mr Walsh said. “Everyone would have been saying, ‘why is the government spending all this money? (on the pipeline), so they’re now letting Goulburn Water buy more water to lower water restrictions, because they need to politically. “Goulburn Water made the biggest loss of any of the non-metro wa-



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•  GREENING MILDURA: Some people have already taken steps to ‘green’ their nature strips replacing waterhungry lawn with drought tolerant natives like this example. ter authorities last year, but they’re still out there buying water to be able to lower the water restrictions. “It should either be strict fact-based restrictions, based on some numbers, or the water authorities should have the opportunity to manage their affairs to make sure it doesn’t get that bad.” Mr Walsh said Lower Murray Water and its recent decision to ease water restrictions to allow for the watering of lawns, were subject to significant political pressure. “I think over the last decade the water boards have lost a lot of their power and independence to work on behalf of the communities they represent, and are very much

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dictated to by the water policies of people from the Department of Sustainability and Environment, and I think that’s where the questions need to be asked,” he said. Mr Walsh said Lower Murray Water should do as other water authorities have done and buy more water more to reduce restrictions. “You’ve recently had Goulburn Water going into the market buying temporary water and they’re going to reduce their restrictions to Stage Two across their water business because they think that people won’t tolerate the restrictions any longer,” he said. He said he didn’t believe Mildura’s water restrictions accurately re-

flected water allocations. Member for Mildura Peter Crisp said water restrictions in the Lower Murray Water area were dictated not only by the amount of water in the catchments, but by the proportion of the overall bulk water entitlement which was saved. Mr Crisp said certain levels of water savings triggered certain levels of water restrictions. “When you look at Mildura, the difference between Stage Two and Three is 500 megalitres,” he said. “500 megs in the greater scheme of the water that’s being traded in the Murray Valley at the moment is not a great deal. “It could be argued

that buying 500 megs for Mildura’s urban needs to ease water restrictions is not going to impact adversely on the temporary water market because it’s such a small amount. “I’m sure Lower Murray Water’s already made some savings so it might not even be that much.” Mr Crisp said other water authorities were bound by the same conditions and had purchased water in a bid to ease water restrictions. However, Lower Murray Water’s Own Russell said, given the recent easing of restrictions to allow lawn watering, a substantial amount of spare capacity in the system has already been used.


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The Gallery Ark 22 January – 18 February ‘09 The Gallery Ark is a free National Gallery of Victoria touring exhibition especially for kids. These school holidays, explore a fun exhibition inspired by Noah’s Ark, and discover the different relationships we share with the animals around us. Visit for more information.

Exhibition opening: 6 pm, Thursday 22 January 2009 by Humphrey Clegg, Curator, Australian Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. image: Gustave DORÉ French 1832-1883 Little Red Riding Hood c.1862 oil on canvas 65.3 x 81.7 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Gift of Mrs S. Horne, 1962 Fd100712

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Until 11 March ‘09 This massive sound and sculpture piece resonates with the sound of the human voice . Created as the 2007 Helen Macpherson Smith Commission at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art.

8 pm, Saturday 21 February ‘09 Mildura Arts Centre Theatre The rollicking pirates are coming for the last time. Promac Productions Australia’s criticallyacclaimed production of the classic Gilbert & Sullivan hit,Pirates of Penzance is touring Australia for the very final time.

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Friday January 16, 2009 - Mildura Weekly • 5 American history begins a new chapter next week after Barack Obama is sworn in as the country’s new President. And it won’t just be millions of Americans who will be hoping for the changes promised in his election campaign. Australian pension funds and investors have had millions of dollars wiped off their value due to the credit crunch, and are looking for answers. COLIN MELVIN, CEO of Hermes Equity Services, says…

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best add value. This will include a ‘say on pay’, and access to the proxy (the ability to propose directors to the board). There may also be legislation that will give new life to defined benefit retirement plans over contribution schemes. This will spur institutional investors such as pension fund trustees (the guardians of our retirement income) to take up their responsibilities as owners and will give them important new tools to do the job. Given the already more open view of the Obama administration, I expect this to become a two-way exchange internationally, with the US providing important leadership in addition to borrowing practices from abroad. These initiatives will lead to more meaningful director elections and more accountable boards, to the

long-term benefit of us all as corporate owners through our pensions and investments. If pension fund trustees had obtained the right advice to question the dubious business practices that started the credit crunch, the worst excesses of the crisis might have been avoided. But instead, investment banks and other players in the financial markets were left largely unchallenged by their shareholders. Even today, millions of people who pay into pension schemes are completely oblivious to the fact that their pension savings are still being invested in shares with no real discussion with those companies about how they do business. Pension funds are long-term savings vehicles, but they support the short-term dance of the City, which



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is entirely concentrated on the next quarter’s earnings and other shortterm financial measures. If this myopic approach continues, we will fuel further extraordinary profits for the financial services industry and ultimately create another credit crunch in the not-too-distant future, seeded by public money. To make matters worse, we are not just picking up the bill for the credit crisis through our pensions once but several times – in what could be described as the triple whammy effect of the crisis. As taxpayers, we are providing the funding for bank bailout packages; as pensioners we are watching the value of our pension funds diminishing as the stock markets tank; and as employees we are suffering as companies shed jobs and freeze salaries. I believe the time is right for the short-term dance to end and a real conversation to begin with the large companies we collectively own. Hermes has been working alongside many of the largest pension funds in Australia and around the world to help them understand and engage with the companies they invest in and begin a dialogue on issues such as transparency, accountability and long term strategy. So what can ordinary people do to promote the long term value of their pension funds? Well they too need to start a dialogue with their pension fund trustees and encourage them to take action. The first question they should ask is “do our trustees have the expertise and support to promote our interests as long term investors in companies’ shares?”

I firmly believe that if millions of people like us actively get involved in protecting and promoting the value of our hard earned pensions, we will we make a significant change in the performance of our largest companies. Institutional investors are starting to see the value of adopting long-term investment strategies and holding the companies they are investing in to account. Boards of directors are benefiting from being challenged by long-term shareholders on a range of issues. And pension fund beneficiaries and savers are starting to realise the benefits of exercising their power as owners. As we look ahead to a new president in America, the time is right for the short term dance of the City to end, and a good conversation to begin with the many large companies that we collectively own. In any case, we are at the beginning of an exciting moment in the quest for an accountable capitalism. It is not only in America’s interests that Obama is successful. It is also in the interests of all Australians that he succeeds, for a better future for all. • FOOTNOTE: Hermes Equity Ownership Services is one of the world’s largest stewards of pension fund assets, representing share holdings worth almost 110 billion dollars. It is currently attracting worldwide attention for its pioneering work in helping pension funds to be engaged as active owners of companies and promote the long-term value of their equity investments. Colin Melvin has contacts within the Obama administration.

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THERE is now huge pressure on incoming United States President Barack Obama to restore confidence in the banking system, and stabilise the American economy. Despite the fact that governments have stepped in around the world to help ease the situation, there is still growing concern around the safety of our savings, with trust and accountability in the entire financial system continuing to suffer severe erosion. America is at the forefront of those worries. Many of us are owners by default through our pension funds of large swathes of corporate America, where the credit crunch was born. The effects are being keenly felt in Australia, with pension funds being one of the biggest casualties of the credit crunch. Most of us are still oblivious to the fact that our pension schemes are invested in companies that are taking unacceptable risks on our behalf and paying executives excessive and unjustifiable bonuses – all things we can do very little about because of our limited rights as shareholders in US companies. However there may be hope in sight as Washington will be powerfully motivated to protect hard-hit pension funds. In Barack Obama’s first 100 days of office we can expect to see the rights of shareholders strengthened. He understands the need for change to the economic landscape to prevent a recurrence of the greed and over trading which have driven the current crisis. Obama needs owners to shoulder their responsibilities so that the regulators can focus where they can

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Matt cooks up a music treat in his tiny kitchen SANDBAR patrons will this weekend be among the first to hear the debut CD of local journalist Matt Novacevski, who goes under the recording name of Mattski. The former Sunraysia Daily journalist, now a communications officer at Mildura Rural City Council, has been hard at work on his first solo CD – ‘Ramshackle Beach’, for the past eight months, proving he’s not just good with a pen and paper, he’s also pretty handy behind the microphone with a guitar in hand. Matt says his CD, with its eight original tracks, “digs into roots traditions with a heap of blues and lashings of dub and reggae along the way”. While the material is sure to attract plenty of attention this weekend, it’s the story behind the CD that is just as interesting. Rather than pay for expensive studios and producers, Matt elected to complete the entire project by himself – in the kitchen of his onebedroom flat no less! As he says on his website, he “went to the local tip and found some cupboard doors before buying a second-hand laptop, some microphones and recording gear... and found his way

through the wonders of modern recording technology...”. So with his modest kitchen-based recording studio, Matt proceeded to perfect and record the tracks that comprise ‘Ramshackle Beach’, playing every instrument himself. The recording process took about six months, from May to November last year, before a quick trip to Adelaide to have the CD mixed. Matt is no stranger to music, or recording equipment, having played since he was nine-years-old. He’s been in various bands while growing up in his home town Geelong, and recorded several CDs, but this is his first solo effort. Matt will launch and perform Ramshackle Beach live at the Sandbar on Sunday from 3pm, with $2 from every CD sold donated to local animal re-housing group SARG (Sunraysia Animal Re-housing Group).

‘Wheelbarrow Man’ pushes his way to $20,000 for cancer MILDURA Weekly readers will remember the story of David Baird, a former rugby union player and coal miner who was pushing a wheelbarrow across Australia. David’s goal was to raise money and awareness for breast and prostate cancer. Dubbed ‘The Wheelbarrow Man’ by onlookers, he finished his 4115km journey on January 10, arriving at Manly Beach in Sydney amongst a sea of blue and pink clad supporters. The 65-year-old has so far raised $20,000 from supporters along the way, including money made through his donations box online at All proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Foundation of Western Australia, and the Australian Prostate Cancer Foundation. David, and wife Jo-Ann, will stay in Sydney for next two weeks continuing to raise money for,

and awareness of, cancer-related illness. When passing through Mildura on December 7, David told the Mildura Weekly how important it was for women, and men, to have regular check-ups. “It’s a silent, and regular, killer,” he said. “Too often we men think we are too macho to have the simple test, and too often it costs a life when it could have been avoided.” David said he couldn’t have finished the 112 day journey without the support of those he met along the way, and most importantly, the support of Jo-Ann. “These are much needed funds for these diseases which impact the lives of so many Australians.” In appreciation of his efforts, Hills Industries representative Ross Hampton donated a further $1000 as David crossed the finish line.

•  AT REST, AT LAST!: David Baird, (and his wheelbarrow)relax on a sydney beach after completing his fund raising marathon.

•  HOME GROWN: Matt Novacevski, or Mattski, with the equipment used to record and produce his debut solo CD, entitled ‘Ramshackle Beach’.

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Anti-dumping win for Aussie currant growers By BEN PISCIONERI IN a major breakthrough for Australian currant growers, the Australian Customs Service has agreed to introduce anti-dumping measures on Greek imports. It follows a plethora of cheap currants which flooded the market between 2003 and 2006, at between 30 and 80 percent less than weighted average prices. The flood of cheap fruit was a major blow to currant growers who saw contract prices plummet from around $1800 per tonne to $1300, while growers out of contract were facing prices as low as $650 per tonne. It led to a push by the Australian Dried Fruits Association (ADFA) and Sunbeam Foods to see anti-dumping measures brought in to combat the flood of cheap fruit from Greece, which came to fruition this week. The new anti-dumping measures work in two ways. Firstly, a penalty will be applied to Greek exporters who have already been found to be dumping fruit in recent years, including during the period of the investigation. This means, even though they may have ceased their dumping activities, they will still be penalised for their previous actions. The second component applies to current activities. ADFA general manager Phil

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School students can get in the game by participating in the national Summer Reading Club at any of Council’s libraries until Sunday 15 February.

La Trobe University is proud to announce the first lecture for the 2009 La Trobe Lecture Series. These Lectures are an annual series of informative events - open to all members of the public, free of charge.

The theme is games, from sports or the Olympics, to marbles, jacks and board games and all the books on the recommended reading list keep to this theme. Over 50,000 students aged from five to 16 participate and the program is designed to improve literacy and reading skills in a fun way with many complementary activities.

In conjunction with artsmildura, La Trobe University is pleased to present Dr Lamberto Tronchin from the University of Bologna, who is recognised internationally as a leading authority on sound and acoustics.

For adults, the Summer Read is an opportunity to look at books written about Victoria or by Victorian authors.

Dr Lamberto Tronchin Wednesday 21 January 2009, 5.00-6.00pm

A reading guide of short-listed books is available from your local library and participants can also vote for their favourite book with prizes on offer from the State Library of Victoria.

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As part of the Summer Read, author Sophie Cunningham will be speaking at the Mildura Library on Wednesday 11 February 2009 at 7.30pm.

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Chidgzey said this week’s announcement was a major breakthrough. “This is significant, not just for dried fruit but for agriculture and horticulture generally,” Mr Chidgzey said. “I’m not aware of any recent cases like this, maybe dating back as far as the 1980s.” Some of the issues behind the dumping of cheap fruit in Australia several years ago relate to subsidies paid to Greek growers simply for growing produce.


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•  ADFA general manager Phil Chidgzey.

While Australian growers are reliant on market prices for their income, Greek growers were paid subsidies to grow the fruit, meaning they were getting paid regardless of how cheap or expensive their fruit was. This meant they could unload masses of cheap produce in Australia, effectively ruining the Australian market, without impacting on their bottom line. These subsidies were changed by the European Union in late 2007. Mr Chidgzey said with antidumping measures now in place, currant growers can look forward to a brighter future, provided prices increase. “Australian dried currant growers received unacceptably low returns in 2006 and 2007, largely due to low import prices for processed currants,” he said. “While there was some price improvement in 2008, better prices are required if the growing currants is to be a viable business proposition in Australia. “A much higher price in 2009 is required to stimulate investment in new currant plantings by growers who like to supply a greater proportion of the Australian market as well as high quality product for export.” The new anti-dumping measures provide protection for all Australian currant growers and processors.

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Time to go on full snake alert OFTEN you won’t feel any more than a light tap on the foot, ankle or calf. Sometimes a snake will even given you a warning tap without even sinking the fangs into you. And when it does, more often than not they won’t look like puncture marks… more like scratches on the skin. The bite site is usually painless. There will be a little bruising, and if left untreated, the bite victim will start to sweat, feel nauseous, suffer a headache, vomiting, diarrhoea and confusion. In turn that leads to partial paralysis, stomach pains, hypertension and internal bleeding. In full shock mode, and depending on the dose of venom injected by the snake, the victim will then suffer acute paralysis and muscle failure, circulatory failure – and death. This has been known to happen within minutes in some cases, or several hours in others. If treated quickly, almost all snake bite victims survive. Australia has a reputation for having the most dangerous species of snake in the world. One drop of venom from a taipan or fierce snake is enough to kill a million mice. Untreated, a good bite is almost always fatal. The king brown doesn’t release as much venom as its distant cousins, but makes up for that by striking repeatedly at any aggressor or threat. Then there’s the common old brown snake, the one seen widely around Sunraysia. It too has extremely potent venom, and its bite causes more deaths than any other Australian snake. Brown snake bites, even apparently trivial ones, have resulted in acute deterioration of a victim, especially children, within minutes. The tiger snake is another local ‘resident,’ and won’t hesitate to go on the attack if disturbed or threatened. They are mostly

•  THE ONE TO WATCH: This is the Mulga snake... big, quick, and deadly! High on the list of snakes to avoid. The ‘jaws of death’ (INSET) belong to a king brown while BELOW are typical marks left by a double hit from a snake.

found in swampy country or alongside our river systems. The copperhead, more

rare than other species locally, should also be avoided, although it doesn’t have the

same lethal capacity of its cousins, despite a high venom output. Another snake not as potent as most is the red bellied black snake, and although many people have been bitten, there are so far no reported deaths, according to reptile experts. Luckily, the two most potent snakes in the world, the taipan and the fierce snake, live up north, in some of the most isolated country in Australia. That’s why not many people get bitten. Latest information suggests there about 3000 snake bites each year in Australia, of which about five percent require treatment and hospitalisation. On average, there will be one or two deaths a year. Although most recorded deaths have been from brown snake bite, there have been fatalities as a result of tiger snake, taipan and death adder bites. Some deaths are sudden, but records show it is extremely uncommon for someone to die within four hours of a bite.


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SUMMER IS SERPENT SEASON When there’s a high alert from district residents about feral, wild, unwanted and often dangerous creatures around town, it’s a case of “who ‘ya gonna call?” The Mildura Weekly’s ALAN ERSKINE found out earlier this week when he met…

The vermin control king of Sunraysia IF there’s any unwanted feral or dangerous animals or other pesky critters out there in the community, chances are that Jamie Ryan will get the job of tracking them down and disposing of them. He’s chased pigeons across roof-tops and possums up trees, hunted rabbits underground, shot foxes, trapped cats, rats, goats and dogs, and is trying to find a way to get up north on the brumbies and camels. As far as keeping our bush, streets and houses free of vermin, Jamie, 41, is pretty much the ‘go to’ man in town. And he only got into the caper by accident. Advertising handyman services when he moved to Mildura four years ago, Jamie gradually extended his services to include pretty much anything unwanted that It’s a move he hasn’t regretted, crawls, walks, slithers, runs or flies. Mildura has a few problems, and is recognised now as a bit of according to Jamie, including a a “Jamie of all trades,” operating pigeon plague, too many rats and his handyman and vermin control mice, nuisance possums and feral services from his Orange Avenue dogs and cats, but it is the problem home. One of his biggest jobs inof summer snake activity that is volved getting rid of hordes of picausing him concern of late. Jamie says a working week isn’t geons from the old Mildura Base normal unless he gets called out Hospital. An earlier attempt by several times to help a town resi- others drew criticism after some dent get rid of a snake from their poison baits they laid killed off house. He’s been called out about some hawks and falcons that were 80 times this summer alone, and preying on the pigeons. Jamie and his helpers spent estimates “another couple of hunmany a day and night trapping dred” in the past three years. “This year they are particularly and removing an estimated 6000 bad,” he says. “Snakes are actually pigeons from the hospital. They’ve moving into houses in the town just started to build up again, he looking for food and drink, and says, and he is waiting on advice from the Department of Health they don’t want to move out!” Jamie, a Nhill boy who moved and Community Services to see if to Ouyen with his parents when he his services are again required. They’ll want to be quick. Jamie was just a lad, left school after Year in McCarthy South Australia last week Simon &was Justine 9 to do farmhand work and handyand Pty again man jobs in the Mallee, but with SL McCarthy Ltd this week putting up fencing, someVIC of 3500 it electrified, on a a scarcity of jobs because of8 the Dolfin Drive Mildura 250-acre property that is planned tough times, he took to landscape PO Box 5127 Mildura VIC 3502 to5342 holdF 03 1500 800256 Boer gardening and then hit the jobless P 03 5023 5023feral 5367and M 0428 552 goats. queue for a few years before decidE And that’s if he doesn’t get the ing to re-locate to Mildura with his call to go up north on the camels wife and two children.

and brumbies. He thinks it’s unlikely, as there are several indigenous groups doing culls at present, but admits he would love to get involved. “These big animals do a lot of damage,” he said. “They are eating the feed, natural and introduced, for farm livestock, doing untold damage to the environment, drinking huge volumes of water reserved for domestic stock and trampling dams into useless muddy bogs.” Until the call comes, he’s got plenty to keep him occupied. Recently he was called out to remove a family of possums from a house – taking the possum tally to 56 over the past 12 months, and has also trapped “heaps” of unwanted feral cats, even frill-neck lizards, from houses and yards. But it’s the growing snake ‘epidemic’ he is most concerned about, so much so that he is going into the business of hiring out a revolutionary new electronic snake ‘repeller’ that is new to Australia, but used extensively in the United States to rid yards of rattlesnakes and other poisonous reptiles. “It’s ideal for use in Mildura,” Jamie said. “It is based around creating a ground vibration that the snake ‘feels’ with its tongue, perceiving the area as a danger zone and causing the snake to relocate.” Jamie said he had studied the history of the repeller, and was aware of all the research that had gone into developing the correct type of pulse to trigger the retreat instinct in snakes. The units are claimed to be environmentally safe, with no ill effects for humans, animals, birds or livestock. One unit will cover a small back yard. Jamie said he has been in touch with Australian distributors of the repeller, and was keen to see it introduced into Mildura. •  Continued Page 24

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Steam society ‘pumped’ at return of Psyche Bend icon By VINNIE RODI

AN original Chaffey Irrigation Pump has been returned to Psyche Bend Pump House after an absence of four years. The Pump has been the centre of an argument between the former First Mildura Irrigation Trust, and Sunraysia Steam Preservation Society. The society, in accordance with the Psyche Bend Management Plan which states the pumping house be restored to its original state where four pumps were in operation, wanted the pump returned. The FMIT, unsure of the pump’s origin, kept it stored at their Etiwanda Avenue yard. Lower Murray Water, who absorbed the FMIT’s assets after they were shut down by the State Government, agreed with the viewpoint of the society, with the pump being returned on December 13. Psyche Bend pumping house was built by the Chaffey brothers in 1891 to cater for the irrigation needs of residents, with water pumped from the Murray River to Kings Billabong, and then distributed to the rest of the town via channels. The pump in question had been removed twice before, once in 1953, when it was replaced by an electric

pump, and in 2004 by the FMIT after the Preservation society tried to return it. LMW Spokesperson Owen Russell said the decision to return the pump to Psyche Bend was one of common sense. “We had been in negotiations

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and honours the original layout the Chaffey brothers established. “The pumping house originally had four pumps, right up to the 1950s,� Mr Wharton said. “Even though the pump will never be operational, we wanted to fill the hole caused by its absence.� While the outside of the pump is still intact, the inside is incomplete, due to two years of being used for spare parts. After being exposed to the elements the pump’s paint has also faded, and will need a new coat before it can look ‘good as new’. Councillor for Tourism Mark Eckel said this month, would be the start of a new chapter in Mildura tourism, with the Psyche Bends pumping house being the main attraction. “The pumping station played an integral roll in the development of the irrigation settlement,� Cr Eckel said. “The Psyche Bend Pumping Station contains the oldest surviving pump engine configuration of its type in the world. “I believe every parent and adult visiting the area should bring their children down and be enthralled not just by the pumps, but by the wonderful stories told by the volunteer operators from the Sunraysia Steam Preservation Society.�



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It’s all about people, caring AN organisation such as Mallee Family Care is all about people. It’s the people and their expertise that makes the organisation successful. When MFC first started in Mildura, volunteers played a pivotal role, many of whom have gone on to hold crucial and senior positions within the organisation. “We had to recruit some people from outside because we didn’t have ready access to all the technical expertise, but we ran some fabulous programs using volunteers and we would provide the training for them,” Mr Knight said. “In fact my deputy (Fiona Harley) here at Mallee Family Care was someone that I recruited as a volunteer in 1981.” The core focus of the organisation from the outset was helping families, particularly children at risk, and children who couldn’t live with their families. However it has since grown to encompass a diverse range of services including legal services, mental health services, relationship programs and supported accommodation. It has also spawned the successful Chances for Chil-

•  FOND MEMORIES: MFC founder Vernon Knight is proud of the way the organisation has progressed.

dren program which was set up to help financially and socially disadvantaged young people reach their potential. Mallee Family Care was also the major driving force

behind the establishment of Mildura’s La Trobe University campus following Mr Knight’s involvement in the International Community Development Society, based in the United States.

“We’ve always had the benefit of a very keen and insightful board,” he said. “One of the issues I can remember raising early on was our need to grow the skills locally that an or-

ganisation such as this required. “I can recall at a board meeting one of the office bearers said to me calmly, ‘someone in the world’s solved that problem, so

you’ve just got to go and find them’. “What he was saying was, go out and see what other communities of similar ilk have been able to achieve.” This triggered the first of many regular trips to the United States, particularly the mid-west, which had many parallels with the Mallee in terms of social issues at the time, in the mid1980s. This led to a position on the International Community Development Society, which was Mr Knight’s ‘piggy bank’ of ideas. “Every year I’d go over there and pinch a few more ideas and see if they’d work here,” he said. “But one of the very early ones was a model for distance education in social work. “I came back with a proposal which I took to the State Government in relation to the training of social workers in regional areas. “That led to the establishment of a social work program here in Mildura in the late 1980s. There were three intakes of social workers and they are the core of our professional base here in the Mallee now. •  Continued next page

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try Women’s Association hall in Deakin Avenue (the site is now home to Mildura Finance Limited). It then purchased its current building in Ninth Street. Throughout this time, Mallee Family Care has continued expanding and building in other areas of the Mallee including a $2 million project in Swan Hill which is now underway. All of this was done without the aid of government money, something Mr Knight is very proud of. “One of the things the board was very strong on was that we would never use any government money for buildings,” he said. “The ethos about owning your own plant and equipment was that the agency owned its own destiny. Noone could step in and change that.” Looking to the future, Mr Knight said the 140 permanent staff and 600-strong volunteer contingent will continue to help families throughout the Mallee while weathering the challenges ahead.

“One of the big challenges for us is that, doing business now in the way that we do, it’s gone up half a dozen notches, the compliance, regulation, the form-filling that’s now attached to running an organisation like this is horrendous,” he said. “We’re now an organisation that turns over more than $10 million per year, but to keep that on track and to meet expectations of every authority and government department will be one of the major challenges for the future.” Mr Knight’s 30 years with Mallee Family Care were celebrated with a special evening in Mildura recently, where he was given the chance to thank those who have supported him and the organisation. “My sincere thanks to all the friends, family and colleagues who gathered to mark my 30th year with Mallee Family Care,” he said. “Your presence was an important reminder of the richness of the history of our organisation and countless individuals who have contributed to our achievements.”

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Having your cake and eating it too... By GRANT MAYNARD AS someone remarked over Christmas dinner: “It just wouldn’t be the same without it.” They were referring to that rich, dark fruit cake that we have come to know and love. The cake universally admired and known as the Lions Christmas Cake. The cakes are the largest single fund-raiser for Lions Australia, raising more than $3million annually to be distributed by Lions for drought relief, blindness prevention programs, medical research, Lions Hearing Dogs and thousands of other projects that the organisation supports in local communities through its clubs. There are six clubs in Sunraysia – Mildura, Irymple, Red Cliffs, Merbein, Buronga-Gol Gol and Coomealla. Combined, they sell a total of more than 1200 cakes a year. Nation-wide the total is about 500,000.

Cakes for our troops overseas EVERY soldier wants to be home with their family at Christmas, but when they can’t, the Lions send a little bit of the good old Aussie Christmas cheer to them in the form of a one kilogram Lions Christmas Cake. This year the organisation dispatched 1000 1kg cakes (or a tonne of cake) to Australian troops serving around the world. “They say an army marches on its stomach. Although we can’t always do much to make their Christmas as pleasant as the one they would have at home with their families, at least we can give them a treat, and at least a reminder of Christmas at home!” Lions Australia’s Rob Oerlemans said. The Lions also sent their mints! “Just the thing for our military personnel working so hard – but in close quarters!” Rob said. The cakes, usually ordered in October and going on sale for eight to 10 weeks in the lead-up to the festive season, sell for a modest $12 each, and the clubs receive $3 per sale to aid projects and worthy causes in their respective communities. Speaking for Red Cliffs, Lion Barry Hengsen said he and his fellow mem bers,

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Merbein RSL banks on donation WHEN Tom Storer walked into the Merbein RSL six years ago, he noticed one thing. There was no memorial for the 600 Merbein residents who had served in history’s various wars. Now, thanks to some hard work from members, a photographic memorial has been constructed comprising 480 photos dating from World War One, to the most recent conflicts Australian soldiers have fought in. And, Merbein Bendigo Community Bank donated $1200 to ensure a name plaque for every photo displayed. “The money the bank donated will go towards ensur-

ing every person depicted in the photos has their name alongside,” Mr Storer said. “The bank has done a great job with its donation. It is a great gesture and one that has been appreciated by everyone involved in the project.” Bendigo Bank Manager Robert Libchard said the bank prided themselves on giving back to the community. “The idea the RSL has come up with to honour war veterans is really appropriate for Merbein,” he said. “Our starting donation is $1200, but we’re happy to provide more if it’s needed.” Since opening in 2004, the branch has helped raise

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more than $60,000 for local organisations, and schools in Merbein. Mr Storer said the display would be an ongoing feature of the club. “More than 600 people have enlisted from Merbein. We currently have 80 photos from WW1, and nearly 400 from every conflict since,” he said. “I plan to keep adding to the display as a way of honouring community members who have served.” •  Bendigo Community Bank manager, Robert Libchard, left, and Tom Storer admire the fruits of their labours.

LIONS Christmas Cakes in Australia go back as far as the 1960s. The idea was ‘pinched’ from Canadian Lions, when an Australian Lion, prior to attending an international convention in Los Angeles, visited clubs in Canada and was told about a similar program there. He returned to Australia with details and enthusiastically started the ball rolling. The fledgling program started with home baking and packaging of ‘Lions Christmas Cakes’ in Goulburn, NSW. The following year, the Lions organisation was seeking a national fund-raising project to support its “Save a Sight” activities. It was then suggested that Lions should sell Christmas Cakes on a much larger scale to raise much-needed project funding. The first ‘Lions Save a Sight Christmas Cakes’ were baked by Big Sister, part of the Reckitts and Coleman group of companies, and weighed in at three pounds. The project proved an immediate success, and after reaching astronomical sales when the program first started, the number of cakes sold has now settled down and remained constant for the past two decades. Other notable milestones include the cake becoming metric in 1975 and being converted to 1.5kg. In 1986, the Lions adopted a recommendation from the National Cake Committee that the cake be manufactured to a lower, larger profile. It is a move that has proved popular. Over the years, the cakes have been baked by some of Australia’s leading food companies, including Big Sister, Gartrell White, Arnotts, Sarah Lee, and since 1983 by the present manufacturer, George Weston Foods Limited, formerly The Webster Biscuit Company. 1998 saw the introduction of the 1kg Lions Christmas Cake to the program and in 1999 the iced cake was introduced. All cakes are baked to an identical recipe by the manufacturer, ensuring a uniform, quality product and it is estimated since the inception of the program profits have topped $30million.

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Meanwhile, in Mildura, Ray Weir has been the city’s Lions Club Christmas cake coordinator for nearly three decades. This year, he said, the club had sold 650plus cakes, raising more than $2000 for a local cancer charity. “We see buying a cake as a donation to a charity, to a worthy cause,” Ray said. “The cake is your receipt.” The same person who mentioned Christmas wouldn’t be the same without a Lions Christmas Cakes also asked: “I wonder where the cakes that aren’t sold for Christmas go?”. Well, I can you tell you the Lions here have it down to a fine art and there are not too many left ‘homeless’ once New Year rolls around. Some are given away to old age homes and the like, however, Ray revealed he has a stash of about 30 left from this year’s sales and yes, he is willing to part with them. They are $12 each and if you’re interested give him a call 0419 883 165.

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‘Blockies and Cockies’ raising support George our man in Canberra THE third annual Blockies and Cockies Day will be held on Saturday, February 7, at the Nursery Ridge Winery in Red Cliffs. A free barbecue and drinks will be held between 4pm to 8pm, with country band Prairie Oysters providing entertainment. The event is a way of giving local farmers a break from the tough times currently being felt due to drought, and low water allocations.

The MADEC sponsored event is also a chance for members of the community to donate items to those Mayor Glen Milne labelled the “backbone of our region.” Sponsors Davison Ford and Sportzprint have arranged for a XR6 Ford Falcon Ute to be parked in the Davison Ford showroom, so businesses and community members can leave donated items. Davison Ford General Manager John Baumgur-

tel said he was more than happy to do what he could to show support. “Mayor Glenn Milne approached us and asked whether we would like to do something for the day,” he said. “We immediately jumped at the chance to support the cause. “At the moment the ute looks pretty empty, but we’re hoping people will start coming in and filling it up.” Mr Baumgurtel said the ute would remain in the showroom until the

day of the event, before heading to the Nursery Ridge Winery. Mr Milne said donations could come in any form, including unwanted Christmas gifts or food items. “The main thing is that we show support for local farmers who are currently doing it tough,” he said. Farmers from all over Sunraysia are invited to come along. For more information contact Lucy on 5023 7233.

The Tour de Murray rides again in 2009 THE Lindemans Tour de Murray will be staged again this year at the Mildura Lawn Tennis Club on Sunday, March 22. It is the ninth time the Mildura Rotary Club and Mallee Family Care fund-raiser has been held. Participants can take part in seven events, designed to encourage community health for all members of the community, and raise money for Chances for Children and other local charities. Previous Tours have raised $175,000, with last year’s event contributing $28,000 to that total. Participants can choose to take part in three riding events, including

a 75km ride for more experienced riders, a 30km ride for families, and the Sunraysia Bicycle User Group Leisure ride for younger families, and first time riders. A 7.5km walk from the Tennis Club to Apex Park will also be held. Tour de Murray co-ordinator Alan Spain said he wanted this year’s event to be about more child involvement. “We really want to see a lot of school students come along, and enjoy the day,” he said. “If you get 60 to 70 school kids out there, having fun riding or walking with their parents, then that would just be fantastic.” For those who aren’t interested in

•  From Page 10 “Unfortunately we won’t be talking about any specific issues like the pension, health care, or water concerns. It’s mainly a general discussion about the system as a whole.” Mr Kilaris attended a regional meeting in Adelaide in October. The meeting introduced him to a number of interesting and openminded Australians, all there for a common purpose. “Some of the people I met were just fascinating,” he said. “I met a couple of professors who were really bright and articulate. They were really interesting to talk, and listen to. “Once we started bouncing ideas around, I became really excited about the whole process. It’s

been a really rewarding experience so far.” Mr Kilaris said the initial meeting helped him grasp some of the issues associated with the current system. “There’s a lot about the system we don’t know, and should know,” he said. “People only talk about government when there’s an election on and they’re voting. We don’t realise that we have a responsibility to find out more about our system of government.” As part of his duties, he has been contributing to an online discussion board, which has already started generating ideas for the upcoming parliament. Mr Kilaris will travel to Canberra on February 6, where he will take his seat at Old Parliament House.

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a bike ride or walk, there will also be a Rhee Tae Kwon Do exhibition, tennis coaching for beginners, and a 1.5km swim from the Mildura Rowing Club to the bridge and back. Lunch, fruit, and drinks, will also be provided. All events will begin from the Mildura Tennis Club, from 8am onwards. With participants being encouraged to register at least 30 minutes before the start of their event. Entry forms will be available through Mallee Family Care in late February. Anyone needing further information can ring Rebecca Truman on 5021 7396.

The application and plans relating to this development may be inspected at the Shire Offices 26-28 Adelaide Street Wentworth between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday and until 2 February 2009. 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.


Council would like to remind residents that properties supplied with water from the Wentworth Shire Council remain on level 2A restrictions which allow 8 hours of watering per week. Within those 8 hours, 4 hours of lawn watering is possible. If you are unclear about the conditions of these restrictions, please contact the Customer Service desk at the Shire on 5027 5027.


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CHANGES to water restrictions on January 1 couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for Mildura homeowners, who were starting to watch their lawns slowly wither away. But relaxed restrictions might not be enough to keep water reliant lawns lush and green. Employees at the Australian Inland Botanical Gardens believe they may have found a solution in the form of two drought resistant grasses currently being tested. Shade Master Soft Buffalo, and Sir Walter Soft Buffalo have sur-

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The Mildura Weekly has been in regular contact with Mildura’s Paula week scholarship in Israel. Paula is one of five Australians to be to applicants from around the world to undertake an intensive study interviews with Holocaust survivors, workshops, archival research, films being waged by the Israeli Defence Force against the Palestinian


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MILDURA RIVERFRONT REFERENCE GROUP EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Expressions of interest are sought from members of the community to be part of a Reference Group to assist in the development of the Mildura Riverfront Central Precincts Redevelopment Study. The plan will deal with the area from Seventh Street to Hugh King Drive from Walnut Avenue to Orange Avenue. The central precincts are the focus of Council’s award-winning Mildura Riverfront Master Plan (MRMP) prepared in 2005, and further refinement of the MRMP proposals is now required, including detailed design, feasibility and costing of the required public infrastructure to facilitate the identified private sector investment in the precinct. The Reference Group will include several community members and Council encourages representation from a wide range of the community, including but not limited to people with an interest/ experience in the following: • Businesses operating in the CBD • Community groups that have an interest and/ or utilise the Mildura Riverfront • Organisations/Committees that have an interest and/ or utilise the Mildura Riverfront • Residents of the CBD and adjoining areas

From PAULA BRUCE in Jerusalem THERE has been much fighting between Israeli soldiers and Hamas in recent days, with the Gaza Strip now split and cut off. Local media, however, are reporting that humanitarian aid is being allowed in – about 450 trucks have gone in over last few days with food, medical supplies and other essentials. Hamas has established an independent hospital on Gaza, using supplies sent from Israel and Egypt. The Palestinians appear to be losing ground, but this is guerrilla warfare and close quarters fighting. Gaza has been turned into a hell-hole for everyone. Hamas is using mosques, schools and hospitals as centres of war – putting their fighters in doctors clothing, carrying guns simultaneously with children as shields, and firing on Israeli troops knowing the Israelis have major ethical and moral dilemmas as to how they respond. Do they fire on these places/people and kill

This is a voluntary role and the Reference Group will act in an advisory capacity and ensure issues relevant for consideration are referred for inclusion within the scope of the study. Council is also establishing a Steering Committee for the project, which includes Council along with key stakeholders. The Reference Group may convene during business hours and/or after hours and duties will commence in mid-February 2009. For further information and a copy of the Terms of Reference contact Peter Douglas, Strategic Planning Manager at Mildura Rural City Council on 5018 8410. Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on Tuesday, 27 January 2009, and should be forwarded to: PETER DOUGLAS STRATEGIC PLANNING MANAGER MILDURA RURAL CITY COUNCIL PO BOX 105, MILDURA VIC 3502.


Mildura Rural City Council is pleased to announce that Round 2 of the 2008/2009 Recreation Grants are now open for application. These funds are available for the purpose of assisting local sporting clubs and recreation groups with recreation projects and/or programs that meet a demonstrated community need. RECREATION DEVELOPMENT GRANTS This grant assists local recreation and sporting organisations to: • Encourage new leisure initiatives at a local level which have the potential to expand the range and quality of recreation opportunities for the general community; or • Enable modification or extension to established programs and activities that will lead to greater public participation in quality recreation pursuits. Grants for up to $500.00 on a “Dollar for Dollar” basis can be sought.

civilians, or leave Hamas to continue their attacks. No matter what course of action they take, there will probably be international condemnation . Arab websites, TV and radio continually churn out anti-semetic material, which reaches millions. Reporters are still being kept out of the region, and the 500 or so media people trying to cover Gaza are relying entirely on Palestinian reports and perspectives as Israel won’t cooperate and let them in .....partially due to their alleged bias.


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hoping that their phone doesn’t ring. We are linking the content of Judaism through the ages to what is happening right now. Its quite extraordinary to be a part of all this - to look historically at anti-Semitism, and the European holocaust in a classroom setting, to be in the Middle east while it is exploding around Israel, and then during the breaks, race outside for a spot of sunshine, to thaw out and see a haze of smoke on the horizon . ...knowing what is happening there to both sides, Israeli and Palestinian families and the many young soldiers. Listening to the lecturers today, and to the depth of hatred for the Jewish people from antiquity through to the modern era, is quite terrifying. The middle ages anti-Semitism and even the cold blooded Nazi hatred of Jews doesn’t seem to compare with the passionate fanatical Arab zeal to wipe out Israel. There is a fear that ‘nuking’ Israel could become a reality in the near future.

Honouring the

Funds are also available to local recreation and sporting organisations for capital works projects which fulfil any of the following criteria:• Extend or improve an existing facility; • Increase accessibility for people with disabilities to an existing facility; • Develop a new facility, which does not duplicate an existing facility at the relevant venue. Grants up to $2,000.00 on a “Dollar for Dollar” basis can be sought. Applications for both Recreation Grants will open on Monday 19 January and close 4.00pm on Friday, 6 March 2009. Application forms and guidelines are available from Mildura Rural City Council’s Deakin Avenue Centre at 76-84 Deakin Avenue, Mildura or at Council’s Ouyen Office, Oke Street, Ouyen. Forms are also available via Council’s Internet Site ( au) under Sport and Recreation Grants. For further information or assistance please contact Council’s Community Recreation Officer, Carmel Pethick on ☎ (03) 5018-8316.

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Major concerns now are whether Iran will order Hezbollah to try to attack the northern front. Teheran reports that 70,000 Iranians have registered to carry out suicide bombings against Israel......this does NOT look like peace talks and diplomatic solutions ...there were funerals today of Israeli soldiers killed. The city is very emotional, distressed families, but all are still saying that Israel has no choice but to hit Hamas hard, and to keep on hitting… that there is simply no choice, as Hamas will continue to breach any cease fire as per their covenant, which includes stating that the Rotary Alliance Group, Lions and Freemasons all combine and conspire to colonise and spread corruption, namely drugs! And I thought Lions did barbeques and that Rotary is apolitical! Many staff at Vad Yashem and lecturers from Hebrew university have family members either living in Gaza and surrounds or fighting at Gaza. They still deliver their lectures, just

YAD Vashem (Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority) is Israel’s official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, and was established in 1953. The adjacent Holocaust History Museum was officially opened just three years ago. Located at the foot of Mount Herzl on the Mount of Remembrance in Jerusalem, Yad Vashem is a 45-acre complex containing the Museum, memorial sites such as the Children’s Memorial, Hall of Remembrance, Museum of Holocaust Art, sculptures, outdoor commemorative sites such as the Valley of the Communities, a synagogue, archives, research institute, library, publishing house and the educational centre International School for Holocaust Studies. Unlike the old museum, which was primarily composed of photographs, the new exhibition is a multi-media presentation that incorporates survivor testimonies as well as personal artifacts donated by Holocaust survivors, families of those who perished, Holocaust museums and memorial sites around the world. The exhibits are set up chronologically, with testimonies and artifacts accentuating the individual stories used to highlight the historical narrative.

The museum hosts the International School for Holocaust Studies, provides professional development courses for educators both throughout the world, develops age appropriate study programs, curricula and educational materials for both Israeli and foreign schools in order to teach students of all ages about the Holocaust, provides information to the general public and documents,

in pictures and words, the horrors of the Holocaust. Its archives currently hold more than 3.3 million names, houses 74 million pages of related documents, and features 46,000 audio, video and written testimonies. Its main aim is to preserve the memory and names of the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, and the communities that

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Bruce, by email and phone texts, during the early part of her threeawarded a scholarship, given through the Pauline Glass foundation course centred on the Holocaust. The course included lectures, and field trips. Paula says that every day there is evidence of the war terrorist group Hamas. This is one of her latest reports back home…

high price on terror Despite this the country keeps going. While some shops and businesses have closed, and generally Jerusalem is quiet (except for the eastern sector where there have been demonstrations,) people move around freely, and there are traffic jams going to Yad Vashem each morning on the bus at 7.50am, and again coming back at night. There are a few people wandering around at night – in the freezing cold , eating out – and shopping are out shopping as normal on weekends. There is definitely something surreal in all this... about an hour’s drive away is a war zone with Israelis fighting for their lives.... and here are we, discussing 2000 years of ‘otherness’ and the consequences of this for Jewish peoples here and in the Diaspora! Arriving early for lectures we can hear planes going overhead, but we can’t see them. Like everyone else in Israel, you just get on with what you normally do. We have been assured that we are in no danger here.

The holocaust Museum is truly amazing, like nothing I have ever seen or been through before. Design of the buildings, the symbolism and engineering is breathtaking, and appropriate. This is a deliberate plan so that the architectural design of the museum influ-

then moving on to how they survived. I have been lucky enough to speak with two women survivors of the holocaust, one from Rumania, and another who was a neighbour and friend of Anne Frank… whose diary is now part of folklore. We are now used to see-

The holocaust Museum is truly amazing, like nothing I have ever seen or been through before. – Paula Bruce ences the way in which the story is told. Apparently all visiting dignitaries and heads of state are brought to Yad Yashem. Everything within the museum is authentic and original – even to the extent of re-creating scenes by bringing out cobblestones, street lights and even tram tracks from the former ghettos of Poland. The focus on all the material is on how Jewish people lived before the holocaust... to give them a face, an identity, a family life…

ing young men and women with guns in our hotel… at least they put the weapons under their table they have breakfast, and there are guards at almost every restaurant. At Yad Vashem, school groups and groups of young people all have guards with rifles accompanying them on tours around the centre and classrooms... possibly because Palestinians have threatened to kill Jewish children in retaliation for Israeli strikes. We learnt today that Is-

Holocaust dead were destroyed during that time. It also honors non-Jews who risked their lives to save others. The history museum is the largest Holocaust museum in the world. It is carved into the Mount of Remembrance, and designed to reflect the story of the European Jewish community during the Holocaust. The museum combines the personal stories of 90 Holocaust victims and survivors, and presents about 2500 personal items, including artwork and letters from the Holocaust donated by survivors and others. Featured in the main hall is a memorial to the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Nearby is a circular repository housing approximately 2.1 million pages of testimony collected so far, with empty spaces for another four million pages. Attached is a study area and data bank where visitors can search online for names of loved ones. One of Yad Vashem’s tasks is to honor non-Jews who risked their lives, liberty or positions to save Jews during the Holocaust. To this end a special independent Commission, headed by a retired Supreme Court Justice, was established. Commission members, including historians, public figures, lawyers and Holocaust survivors, examine and evaluate each case according

rael has advised Palestinian families to leave Rafah, as they intend to bomb it because after Hamas sent rockets into Askhelon. Despite all this it’s surprising to feel quite safe doing what we’re doing... and being sensible by avoiding very public places… and I have only been on two public buses so far! So despite what you might see on the television, life is OK here. I am staying at a very central and pleasant hotel with a great group of people doing the course, have made some good new friends.... a couple of bornagain USA evangelists, but hopefully they will change by the end of the course. The rest are fine and include Serbian monks, Korean and Japanese Catholic nuns, a Quaker, and a bunch of Aussie teachers... we do have a few laughs. I am sick of eating out – I never thought I would say that but I’m dying for a home-cooked meal in a normal house setting. Finding a place to eat every night when it’s pitch black (by 5.30pm ) and cold is such a bore....

•  WAR CRIMES: The Nazis executed Jews without mercy (previous page) and BELOW, relieved survivors at war’s end.

to a well-defined set of criteria and regulations. This is an ongoing project that will continue for as long as there are valid requests, substantiated by testimonies or documentation. As of 2008, more than 22,000 individuals have been given official recognition. The idea of establishing a me-

he turned the handle the wrong way and extinguished the flame! In 2003, Yad Vashem was honored with the Israel Prize for Lifetime Achievement, the State of Israel’s most prestigious award. The category of Lifetime achievement was for “a unique contribution to society and the State.” Yad Vashem is the second most

morial in the historical Jewish homeland for Jewish victims of the Nazi Holocaust was conceived during World War Two, as a response to reports of the mass murder of Jews in Nazi-occupied countries. In 2000, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroder visited Yad Vashem as a guest of Israeli Premier Ehud Barak, and was invited to turn a handle to boost the Eternal Flame. In a widely reported diplomatic bungle,

visited tourist site in Israel, after the Western (Wailing) Wall. Last year it attracted more than a million visitors. It regularly plays host to VIP’s, and early last year, hosted the first ever International Youth Congress on the Holocaust, with more than 100 young people aged from 17 to 19 of all religions and from 62 countries and five continents gathering for the three-day event.

Mildura getting raw deal on water: Nationals •  From Page 3 “For us to go back to Stage Two, which would allow different watering regimes, would mean we’d need an amount of water on top of the spare capacity we had, which would be in the thousands of megalitres rather than 500 megalitres,” Mr Russell said. Mr Crisp said of all the places in Victoria, Mildura should be operating under less severe water restrictions due to its tourism reputation as an ‘oasis in the desert’. “There’s a whole number of ways to keep Mildura green, to keep our oasis image up. The term I would like to use is the ‘green transition’,” he said. Mr Crisp said Mildura’s ‘oasis in the desert’ image had already been tarnished by the lack of water available to water lawns, specifically nature strips, over the past 12 – 18 months. He said nature strips were the ‘face’ of many neighbourhoods and streets in Mildura, as they were often the first thing people, including visitors, see while driving or walking around. “What I’ve observed is that for most people who are trying to save their gardens the first thing they sacrifice is the nature strip. It’s on the other side of their front fence and they stop watering it,” Mr Crisp said. “People are looking after their backyards, but their nature strips don’t have the same priority. “They’re the face of Mildura, yet our nature strips are bearing the brunt of water restrictions.” He said while more water was needed to help maintain the district’s tourism image, it shouldn’t necessarily be injected straight into lawn-based nature strips. “Even if we get water to reestablish grass on those nature strips, I think it might be very difficult to sustain them,” Mr Crisp said. “We need a strategy to come up with nature strips that have not been the traditional Mildura way, which has been ‘plant lawn, water it and mow it’. “We need to look at smart ground covers that look attractive and implement them across the district. “If we are going to start making those changes it needs to happen in the winter when plants are beginning to establish themselves. So we need to start thinking about it now. “The green image that we’ve got has to be kept up, but we can’t be given the ‘water wally’ tag either. “That’s where cleverness comes into it. We need to achieve what we have to do for our tourism and for our own special well being without being tagged as water wasters.” Mr Walsh said it’s a push that all levels of government – Federal, State and local – the community

•  Member for Mildura, the Nationals Peter Crisp. and Lower Murray Water should be involved in. “It’s a combination of all of it,” he said. “Lower Murray Water can manage their affairs, including the need to enter the temporary water market at times to make sure they can keep a more consistent supply of water to the community here. “It shouldn’t be about a return to the old days where you splash water everywhere. “It’s a combination of managing the supply of water and then physically how you apply that water and the varieties and tree types that you select.” Don Carrazza, who’s led the Greening Sunraysia push, echoed the National Party’s comments, stressing the need to maintain the district’s image. “For us to prosper in this city, not only from the local community point of view, but to protect tourism, we have to have Mildura green,” Mr Carrazza said. “If it’s not green and we start to look at Mildura deteriorating then we start to deteriorate with it. “We lose our population, we have less tourism coming to our region and we’ll be in real strife. “If we undo the oasis image, we lose people, and our economy will go backwards.” Mr Carrazza said local government had a major role to play. “It’s very important for us to not only change the mentality of our politicians in Canberra, but the mentality of our local government to make sure that their staff are motivated about how to make the place look good, and that’s one of the things that’s lacking badly.” Mr Walsh said Sunraysia, of all places in Victoria, had the expertise to pull off a ‘re-greening’ in the midst of a drought. “You’ve got a whole horticulture community up here that have been innovators with irrigation from the Chaffeys on, and they’re still doing it with improved irrigation technology and improved varieties and improved management. Let’s adopt that same principle for our public land and urban areas,” he said.

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Follow the rules, avoid the risks SUNRAYSIA residents can avoid the risk of snake bite if they follow some simple rules, and take a few precautions around the home. The first rule is to keep well clear of any snake you come across. Snakes are naturally shy, and will normally head for cover if they sense danger. But they will go on the attack if threatened. Residents should make sure they keep long grass, rubbish and any other protective cover around the home to a minimum. Don’t leave any food lying around. Food attracts mice, and they are a favourite food for snakes. Keep gardens and any water features clean – these cooler habitats attract snakes on warm days. Snakes are also active on warm nights, so it’s advisable to wear good footwear outdoors, preferably with long pants, and always carry a torch. If walking in the bush, especially near the river, stick to a defined track, keep your eyes peeled, and walk with a friend. Snakes blend in well with the natural environment, and chances are most people won’t even notice a snake until they are almost on top of it. If you are bitten, don’t panic. Apply a pressure bandage, and call for help immediately. If no-one is available to get you to a hospital, dial 000. Snakes are protected under the Victorian Wildlife Act.

The vermin king •  From Page 9 “Snakes are becoming a nuisance because of the drought,” he said. “Because we have been unable to water our lawns for some time, snakes have been going into bird cages, chook pens and houses looking for food and drink, and they don’t want to move on. The biggest for me so far was a 2.5-metre brown snake. All the ones I capture are released back into their natural environment. “The snakes have become a big threat to humans and animals. Last week a local bloke lost his cat to snake bite, and the next day his dog was bitten.” Jamie is hoping to have some of the unusual devices in Mildura for testing later this month or next month. He can be contacted on 0439 209 540.

Venom millions of years old •  From Page 9 Dr Fry said his research also explained the extreme toxicity of Australian snakes. Among the most potent are the taipan and the brown snake, which are closely related. The taipan is 50 times more toxic than a cobra, thanks to a combination of evolutionary blood enzymes. Dr Fry says that because of the way venom evolved, all snakes previously thought to be non-venomous are actually venomous, including pet snakes. The north American rat snake, the most popular pet snake in the world, contains the same toxins found in a death adder or cobra, but Dr Fry said non-venomous snakes lack the delivery system to make them lethal to humans.

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A war-time fight to the death by two ships 66 years ago, a tragic event with a Sunraysia connection, has had a sequel in which the Mildura Weekly is proud to have played its part. ALAN ERSKINE is happy to report on the…

Stamp of approval for historic painting

THE war-time sinking off the West Australian coast of HMAS Sydney – with the loss of all crew – is the most tragic event in Australian naval history. On November 19, 1941, Sydney was lured to near pointblank range by the German raider Kormoran, and in the ensuing battle, both ships suffered many casualities and severe structural damage. Sydney went to the bottom of the ocean with the loss of all 645 crew. The Kormoran was so badly damaged she was scuttled later that day after the rescue of all but 80 of her crew of 385. The two ships were found only last year, 66 years after that fateful high seas gun battle, and in the lead-up to Christmas there was a special commemoration ceremony at a memorial in Geraldton in honour of the ship and the brave sailors who went with her to a watery grave. For the past few years, the Finding Sydney Foundation web site has included a striking painting of HMAS Sydney by renowned Australian marine artist Mr Ross Shardlow. Titled, ‘First Salvo’, the painting was commissioned by Wesley Olson for the cover of his book ‘Bitter Victory: Death of the HMAS Sydney’, printed in 2000, and Mildura RSL and district service clubs are among those across Australia now being asked to help publicise the sale of prints from the painting as a fund-raiser for the upkeep of the Geraldton memorial. The prints are $49.50, plus $7.50 postage and handling, and are available by phoning 1300 363 204 or It was only after the discovery of HMAS Sydney that the artist allowed prints of the painting to be sold. Part of the proceeds will be used by Geraldton Rotary Club to help build a $430,000 “pool of remembrance” at the memorial that commemorates the final resting place of HMAS Sydney and her crew. Just 22 of the poster-size prints have been signed by the artist, and the Mildura Weekly has been given one to make as a special presentation. Following talks with the artist, we decided to hand it to Mildura RSL Club for permanent hanging as part of its war-time collection of paintings, prints and memorabilia.

•  SHIP AHOY: The Mildura Weekly’s Alan Erskine (left) was happy to present the historic collector’s item to Mildura RSL acting vice-president, Alex Ouchirenko, to add to its collection of war memorabilia.

Ross Shardlow is a State vice president and Fellow of the Australian Society of Marine Artists. He assists in the preservation and promotion of West Australia’s maritime heritage, and believes he can best raise awareness and appreciation of Australia’s maritime history through his meticulously researched paintings. Mildura’s Greg and Karen Mitchell, through their Langtree Mall business Prints Charming, agreed to frame the print at no cost to the RSL as a special contribution to the historical project. The commemorative painting has an interesting history. Although featured in Olson’s book, it originally started out as a postage stamp. In 1992, Mr Shardlow was commissioned by Australia Post to produce paintings of Arunta, Centaur, Bathurst and Sydney for an ‘Australian Warships’ commemorative stamp issue. Sydney was presented firing a full salvo. Eight years later, Olson asked if he could use the image for his

•  Detail from the watercolour by Ross Shardlow entitled ‘HMAS Sydney– First Salvo’.

book cover. But Australian Post held the copyright, and as the complexities of negotiating clearance became evident, the artist suggested a new painting. Mr Shardlow said he saw the opportunity to portray the last gallant action of HMAS Sydney, and if he could sell the painting on the open market, there would be no charge to the author. The painting, which was in fact sold to a private collector the following year, depicts HMAS Sydney opening fire with a full 8-gun salvo on the Kormoran. The view of the postage stamp has been reversed in a mirror image to show the guns trained to port. The artist says the stern view is deliberate, representing a trib-

ute to the gunners of X and Y turrets whose heroic action disabled the Kormoran to such an extent that it had to be scuttled. Mildura RSL President Allan Wilson said the RSL welcomed the latest addition to its collection, and thanked the artist, the Mildura Weekly and Prints Charming for organising the limited edition collector’s special. Mr Wilson attended the Geraldson memorial dedication, along with another local resident, Neale Brown, who was lucky not to have also gone down with the ship only because he had been seconded to other duties a month before its fateful gunfight. “I saw examples of Ross Shardlow’s work in Geraldton and Perth while we were there,” Mr Wilson said. “It is very true to life, and striking and emotive stuff. We are happy to display one of his works prominently on behalf of all service personnel.” • FOOTNOTE: HMAS Sydney was discovered on March 16 last year by the chartered search vessel SV Geosounder, 22 kilometres from the wreck of the Kormoran, and 207 kilometres west of Steep Point, West Australia, at a depth of 2560 metres.

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Dog-gone! Lost love after pet lust MILDURA’S Grenfell family was only too happy to oblige when friends asked to ‘borrow’ the family cocker spaniel ‘Zeb’ as a short-term loving partner for their dog ‘Lucy’. The two had never met, but it was obviously love, or at the very least, lust, at first sight. To put it bluntly, the deed was done within minutes. Lucy seemed contented, but Zeb hasn’t been seen since, and now

•  SEEN ME AROUND? The beautiful but missing Zeb, LEFT.

the Grenfells are offering $500 if someone finds him and brings him home. This all happened on Wednesday last week. Jan Greenfell said they took Zeb from their Mildura home out to their friend’s place in Sandilong Avenue, past 16th Street, to be mated with Lucy. “They are both beautiful cocker spaniels, and our friends wanted some pups from them,” Jan said. “Unfortunately, someone left the yard gate open, and Zeb must have taken off.” She doesn’t think he can find his way back to his Rural Drive, Mildura, by himself, and has phoned family, friends and neighbours to be on the lookout.

The family has advertised in the print and electronic media, put posters of the dog up on display, and contacted the council pound and local vets, all to no avail. She admits there is a chance someone has picked Zeb up, and hopes they are taking good care of him. They also hope that the offer of a sizeable reward will encourage his return, or get people to look a little harder at wandering dogs. Jan said their pet was really missed, not just by her and hubby David, but also by their son Ben… not to mention his best friend ‘Jazz’, the family’s other pet dog. Jan can be contacted at home on 5022 2557, or mobile 0409 406 057.

Italian theme for Australia Day AUSTRALIA Day weekends usually consist of barbecues, a couple of quiet drinks, and a game of backyard cricket with friends and family. However this year, Mildura will adopt a garden feel for the weekend, along with providing locals with the chance to taste some traditional and home grown Italian cooking. The garden centric theme is the initiative of the Australia Open Garden Scheme, a non-profit organisation which showcases private gardens to the public. This year Australia Day will play host to the ‘trio of productive gardens’, where three gardens from around Mildura will be on display promoting different approaches to productive gardening. Each garden will boast some form of home grown produce, ranging from fruit and vegetables, to herbs, and live poultry. Gardens on display are the Ampelon Garden in Pitman Avenue, Gol Gol, Anita’s Herbs and Cottage in Koorlong Avenue, Irymple, and The Fowler Bowler in Regina Avenue, Cabarita. Each tour costs $5 per person, with people under 18 admitted for free. Elina Garreffa, RIGHT, known for her appearances on the popular ‘Gondola on the Murray’ series with local celebrity cook Stefano de Pieri, INSET, will enhance the day’s attractions by providing lunch and a rustic Italian cooking demonstration. She will be ably assisted by Stefano who has agreed to prepare at least one dish. Mrs Garreffa said she was excited to showcase some of the older styles of Italian cooking, and promote the Italian culture.

“The presentation will be original, and traditional,” she said. “I’m planning on making home made bread in my wood-fired oven, as well as preparing a couple of dishes based on ingredients from my own backyard, including making ricotta from scratch.

“The whole feel of the lunch will be rustic Italian, focusing on what people can produce from home grown ingredients. Each dish will be made with ingredients I’ve grown. “I’m really looking forward to sitting under the vines and shar-

ing some wonderful food. It’s the perfect opportunity to take a break from everyday life.” The trio of productive gardens will run from January 24 to 25, from 10am to 4pm, with Elina Garreffa and Stefano de Pieri’s cooking demonstration and lunch to be

Speaker is road safety advocate CANBERRA’S Lauchlan Mcintosh wants to help protect motorists on Australian roads, and he’ll be explaining future safety measures during a series of talks in Wentworth Shire on Australia Day. He’s in for a busy day, with the first of the talks at Buronga wetlands and Wentworth Wharf in the morning, and another scheduled at Dareton in the afternoon. Mr Mcintosh will visit the shire under the NSW Australia Day Ambassador Program, sponsored by Woolworths, and which sends high-achieving Australians to more than 300 community celebrations Australia-wide every Australia Day. Ambassadors are sportspeople, scientists, businesspeople, actors and community workers who provide added inspiration and pride to Australia Day events and activities. Mr Mcintosh is currently Asia Pacific Director of the International Road Assessment Program, President of the Australasian College of Road Safety

and Chairman of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, working to reduce unnecessary death and injury from road crashes. He has had a wide ranging career, as a geologist, engineer and mine manager across Australia, as a national mining industry advocate and later motoring association chief executive, and chairman of several technology and safety groups, based in Canberra, with work that takes him throughout Australia and overseas. Born and educated in Newcastle, Mr Mcintosh and his family have a long association with the land. His mother was raised in Attunga, NSW, where his grandfather had settled after moving from Singleton and the Victorian Goldfields. His father immigrated to Australia from Scotland under the Dreadnought scheme for young men, commencing his adventure at the Glen Innes Experimental Farm and eventually becoming the Training Manager for Tubemakers

Australia, recruiting and training many young Australians. Lauchlan Mcintosh joined BHP as a geology trainee in 1964, and became manager of the Mt Newman Mine in West Australia in 1982. He has a first class honours degree in science, a graduate diploma in business and administration and a master of management science. He was awarded a Harkness Fellowship in 1980, and studied in the Sloan Fellows Management program at the Massachusetts, USA, Institute of Technology. In 2007 he was appointed a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for his work in road and vehicle safety and the mining industry. Wentworth Shire Mayor, Cr Margaret Thomson, said council was looking forward to hosting Mr Mcintosh and his wife, Lynda, and if time allowed to showcase the shire towns, facilities and attractions, while also introducing the visitors to the district’s historical past.

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404 Pitman Avenue

Gol Gol

Tree-Framed River Views


The mighty Murray River is right outside the front door of this spectacular 4 bedroom split level residence, that has been designed specifically to take advantage of the panoramic water views from almost every room in the house.

Tucked away in the envious Riverbend Estate, Gol Gol is this delightful 3 bedroom plus study brick home.

Outside boasts a massive fully paved under cover entertaining area with built in bar/bbq area, double lock up garage under main roof and 50 x 20 tradesman shed with concrete floor and power connected.

This beautiful home sits on approximately 5 acres of land that includes landscaped gardens and a citrus orchard. All this located within a 5 minute drive to Mildura City Heart. If you ski, swim, fish or just enjoy watching the everchanging river scenery, then this is it.

All residence of this prestigious estate have exclusive keyed access to sanctuary and Green Point sandbar.

Price: $1,500,000 - $1,600,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002 Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

Lot 4 Potters Road

Riverside Lifestyle

Features include large office with built in shelving and desk, large master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, formal lounge, large family room and spacious kitchen with gas cooking and dishwasher.

Features include large open living floor plan consisting of a sunken formal lounge, large family room with high ceilings, solid timber kitchen, generous sized bedrooms with built in robes, master bedroom has full ensuite with spa. The home also features massive rumpus room and double lock up garage.

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19 The Cobb & Co Way, Riverbend Estate

Price: $365,000 - $385,000 Inspect: Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


45 Panorama Drive Super Presentation

Gol Gol’s Best Kept Secret

Well positioned and very well presented is this 14 acre (approx) hobby farm in popular Gol Gol.

Stunning 5 year old Dunning built home on 820sqm allotment in prestigious neighbourhood. Features:

With an elevated outlook and offering a peaceful rural lifestyle only minutes from town, this is certain to be the envy of many. Offers a spacious home of some 4 bedrooms plus study with full ensuite to the master, large formal and informal living, light and bright kitchen and much, much more, all in shady surrounds with established gardens and trees (and your own vegie patch!).

- 3 double bedrooms - Ensuite and walk-in robe to main - 2 separate living areas - French doors - 9’ ceilings - Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning - Superb kitchen with Stainless Steel appliances - Quality floor coverings and window furnishings - Undercover outdoor entertainment area - Double lockup garage.

Planted to Chardonnay, Cab Sav (both with long supply agreement) and Mandarines with 40 megs water, modern irrigation systems and a great list of plant based around a New Holland tractor. This property will provide supplementary income whilst offering an enviable lifestyle in a ‘top notch’ location. Own pump on Gol Gol Creek with no near neighbours. An inspection will surprise.

Price: $390,000 - $430,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


1 Ellen Court

Price: $295,000 - $305,000 Inspect: By Appointment F14 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


Huge House - A Must See!

Position and Presentation FIRST RELEASE Enjoying impeccable presentation and an

Space and storage in this fabulous 4 bedroom family home, set in a quiet court.

enviable location is this spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home.

Creature comforts include spa bath, heating and cooling, huge separate living areas with internal living dimensions. The kitchen boasts a large open area, double fridge space and even more storage space! BIRs,WIR and 2 bathrooms.

Boasts an attractive kitchen with gas cooking, dishwasher along with ample storage, tiled dining/meals and a comfortable ‘light & bright’ lounge.


Natural gas heating and evaporative ducted air conditioning add to the comforts on offers. Outside enjoys double carport with remote access, manageable sized allotment (490sqm), good size garden shed and auto watering systems.

Outside shows alfresco areas, tool shed, undercover car accommodation and access to the back yard. Truly offering the total package - the perfect home to buy.

Makes for a really smart investment or enviable first home.

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7 Smith Close

2 Balmoral Place

Price: $230,000 - $250,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294


FIRST Presented With Pride - Location RELEASE & Affordable A beautifully presented family home, located in the bell of a quite court in this tightly held neighborhood. Featuring 3 bedrooms with BIR, main with ensuite, 2 separate living areas plus spacious study.

223 Channel Road Feature-Filled And On Approx 3/4 Acre Huge, immaculate timber home boasts 3 large bedrooms (all with BIRs), huge formal living, generous dining, spacious modern kitchen with dish washer, etc, huge tiled bathroom, separate powder room, leadlight windows, ornate cornice, etc., fresh paintwork throughout, 2 split system air cond units.

Homes in this area rarely come onto the market, so don’t miss your opportunity. An inspection will not disappoint.

Magnificent shedding: (50’ x 25’ huge party room with bbq, bar, slow combustion heater and evaporative cooler, s/comb unit – ideal teenage retreat, double garage with double carport attached, 45’ x 30’ (14’ high) shed with 3 phase power and mezzanine floor, plus extra under cover storage at side).



Step out into the undercover pergola, sit back and watch the kids play in the secure backyard.

$235,000 - $255,000

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25 Petrucci Way

Rooms, Rooms, Rooms!

This quality built 4 bedroom home will impress the fussiest buyer. Features include super sized lounge with bay window, massive family room with tiled floors, delightful solid timber kitchen with gas cooking and dishwasher, master bedroom boasts full ensuite including spa and WIR, remaining bedrooms have BIRs. Outside includes elevated balcony/entertaining area under main roof, garden shed and double lock up garage. Ideally located in popular west side, this home will not disappoint.

Price: $385,000 - $395,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002



7 Orlando Drive


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Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

51 Belleview Drive

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32 Ularara Drive

Hidden Treasure - Life Changing Experience Pure Perfection

This stylish 4 bedroom home will impress Separate lounge, enormous open living, kitchen appointed with quality bench tops and stainless steel appliances, master bedroom offers generous ensuite with spacious BIR and bay window, specially designed cinema room, ducted vacuum, separate office fully wired, double auto panel lift garage and modern window furnishings. Pebbled concrete paths, water feature, good size shed with power/concrete floor, rain water tanks. Price: $360,000 - $395,000 Inspect: Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


5 Barraclough Way

Boasting a beautiful ambiance this large four bedroom home includes a list of endless special features. The home features a formal lounge and spacious light filled timber kitchen with large adjoining meals and family area. Other features include reverse cycle ducted heating and cooling, quality window furnishings, a double lockup garage, sprinkler system and large shed. Outside you will enjoy the privacy of the outdoor entertaining area and low maintenance gardens. Inspection will not disappoint.

Price: $330,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732



9 Main Avenue South

Jason Lawler 0417 248 002


2 Gem Place

Picture Perfect Presentation

This beautiful home located in the belle of a quiet Westside court has been presented with absolute pride. Comprising an impressive entrance, 4 genuine bedrooms, en-suite and WIR, formal living room, formal dining, family meals area with large kitchen and new appliances. Outside features large outdoor pergola with pitched roof overlooking a magnificent inground pool and secure backyard, fully established low maintenance allotment, excellent shedding and double lock up garage.

Price: $339,000 Inspect: Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732



2 Sotiri Court


Perfect For The Growing Family

Spacious modern court located home, expansive floor plan combines stylish separate living areas, 4 bedrooms, study and 2 bathrooms (ensuite to main). There is plenty of entertaining space in the living room and dining room, the kitchen boasts all modern appliances, BIR’s and WIR. Outside is the approx 21x21 shed complete with power and concrete floor with access from side of home and secure yard. In all, you will be pleased with what is on offer here. Inspect today!

Price: $315,000 - $325,000 Inspect: Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747



15 Dyar Avenue

From the moment you enter this home, the feeling of comfort is the first of many highly-desirable qualities you will find. Formal and informal living areas, quality flooring throughout the extensive meals area and family room. A gem for families, the home’s accommodation comprises 3 bedrooms, a study/4th bedroom, 2 bathrooms with additional powder room, natural gas cooking, solar hot water, pitched outdoor living, pebbled concrete paving, double auto garage, great sized yard with access. Don’t miss this great home.

Price: $300,000 - $320,000 Inspect: Sat 9.45 - 10.15am Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747





Immaculate Home On Approx 3/4 Acre

Comfort That Knows No Bounds


15 Muscat Court


Offering fabulous rural life style, yet just a short walk to all Merbein’s facilities, is this immaculate 3 bedroom plus study home offering split level lounge, huge family room, separate games room, fully fitted kitchen with wall oven, hotplates, dishwasher. Extras include slow combustion heater, ducted vacuum, town water, ducted evaporative cooling, paved and covered outdoor living area, double carport, established gardens.



Auction: Terms: Inspect: Contact:

Sat 24th January, 11.00am 10% Deposit, Balance 30 Days By Appointment Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Merbein South

Block 127 Sturt Highway

Classic Dunning-Built Townhouse 18 month old superior dwelling in prestigious neighbourhood. Simply oozing with desirable features, this is not to be missed. 2 separate living areas, 3 great sized bedrooms, superb fully fitted kitchen with electric wall oven and gas hot plates, dish washer, etc, ensuite and WIR to main plus tiled family bathroom. Quality fixtures and fittings throughout, ornate cornice, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, covered/paved outdoor living, double lock up car accommodation. Spoil yourself!

Price: $270,000 - $290,000 Inspect: Sat 11.30am - 12noon Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205


18 Plantation Street


5 Acre Hobby Block With 18.5 Megs

One of the best presented properties on the market is this delightful 3 bedroom plus study double story home. Features include polished floor boards, formal lounge, study, sunroom/ sitting area overlooking Lake Hawthorn, master bedroom includes full ensuite and walk in robe. Verandahs, front and back. The home is set on 5 acres planted to sultanas with a 18.5 megalitre water entitlement, basic plant and equipment. The perfect property for those seeking room to roam and all within a short drive to Centro.

Price: $260,000 - $285,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002



2 Crown Court

Situated in a quiet court is this near new brick home with all the space and comfort one could need, combined with easy low maintenance living. Comprising 3 bedrooms with built in robes, full en-suite, open plan living with neat kitchen and tiled areas, paved courtyard and double lock up garage. Other features include reverse cycle heating and cooling, walk in robe to master. Ideally situated on the Westside this home has easy access to primary schools, hospitals and the ever increasing Fifteenth Street precinct.

Price: $209,000 Inspect: Sat 11.45am - 12.15pm Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732 Chris Hill 0431 378 202

Rural Lifestyle

Don’t Blink Or You’ll Miss Out!

Price: $240,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price: $265,000 - $295,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Jane Hill 0419 339 588

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Koorlong Lot 6 Dow Avenue (off Benetook Ave)

Escape The Rat Race

Stylish 3 Bedroom Townhouse


When Bigger Is Better

If you’ve been searching for a large home with a good size backyard at an affordable price then this must surely be the one! - 4 bedrooms plus study, ensuite, built in robes - 2 living areas - Formal and informal dining areas - Double carport, 30’ x 20’ shed. ...Conveniently located in a quiet court within easy walking distance to Centro Plaza.

On approx 5.8 acres is this gigantic colourbond shed (27m x 9m with 3m verandahs) with power, water and septic connected.Well set back from the road the shed has had partial completion for a temporary dwelling, double roller doors and all with cement floor and attractive street appeal. Town water connected (and rural water available) with the property being fully fenced and with two horse yards. The hard work’s done in what will prove to be the perfect hobby block only minutes from town.


$195,000 - $225,000


Approx 30 acres rural lifestyle property without all the hassles. Enjoys 4 bedroom home with spacious living and modern kitchen, solar heated inground pool, ample shedding and garaging, presentable workers accommod (or granny flat!), some plant (2 tractors etc...) and ample room to move. Outside consists of Lucerne flats, Merlot and Sultana, 10 megs of water, town water and modern 3 phase pump. Super lifestyle opportunity.

Spacious And Gracious

1195 Karadoc Avenue

Feature filled family home in popular Irymple offering 3 huge bedrooms, built in robes and ceiling fans in all, 2 large separate living rooms, slow combustion heater in lounge, fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher, etc, separate meals area with gas heater, powder room and updated bathroom, large entry/study area, evaporative cooling, near new quality carpets, outdoor gas heated spa in courtyard, double carport plus brick workshop. Price: $225,000 Inspect: Sat 10.00 - 10.30am Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Situated in one of Mildura’s secure residential locations, this home offers plenty for the family buyer with both affordability and features. 3 bedrooms, main with ensuite and WIR, a large lounge, separate family kitchen/meals area, BIRs and ample storage space. Walking distance to Centro shopping centre and restaurants, offering a range of amenities, this home expresses all conveniences. 2-car accommodation, direct access to the large approx 12x24 shed and great sized yard. All this truly awaits, but be quick

$220,000 - $240,000 Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sun 11.45am - 12.15pm Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


Ruby Views, Wentworth Street

Lots 1-4 $60,000 each Lots 5-8 $70,000 each Lots 9-12 $240,000 each

Be The Envy Of Many

RUBY VIEWS 4 x 2100 sqm allotments (approx) with absolute Darling River Frontage and direct access to Wentworth Street. Super water views, easy walking distance to the Wentworth Club, Historic Port precinct and all the shopping Wentworth has to offer. Short distance to the junction of the Murray. Secure one of these most affordable lifestyle opportunities. It’s opportunities like these we look upon later in life and say “that was one of the best things I’ve done.” Build your dream home on our most sought after asset – RIVER FRONT

Inspect: By Appointment Inspect: By Appointment For All Things Real Estate Visit Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

5023 5000For 107all Eighth Street 5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza things Real Estate visit


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10 Risbey Court


16 Tower Court

More For Your Money

A Little Beauty!

South Mildura

Block 952 Twentwieth Street

Rural Living, Yet Close To All Facilities

This delightful 4 bedroom family home is a real surprise, Slate fronted home with street appeal, 3 bedrooms all boasting built in robes to all bedrooms, master bedroom with built in robes, open plan living, kitchen & dining includes ensuite, large open plan living area, timber room, cooling and heating, double carport and huge kitchen with plenty of storage, paved entertaining area, pitched pergola, walking distance to Centro Plaza and the established gardens and double carport. Located in Gateway Tavern. Currently leased for $220 per week. a quiet court location and is within a short drive to Mildura CBD. Price: $199,950 Price: Offers Over $200,000 Inspect: By Appointment K13 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Jason Lawler 0417 248 002 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price: $180,000 - $195,000 Inspect: Sun 12.30 - 1.00pm Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205



15 Taylor Drive

Great Investment Property

Red Cliffs

131 Jacaranda Street

You Have The Power

This delightful, conveniently positioned home is fully renovated so there is nothing to do but simply move in. Offering 3 bedrooms, modern bathroom, family rumpus, open-plan kitchen with all new appliances, meals area and separate lounge room. Outside you’ll discover a serene entertaining zone privately sheltered from the elements with established leafy views. On inspection of this brilliant home you will be impressed at the quality and wish to make it your own.

Appealing 3 bedroom weatherboard home on approx. 3000sqm (3/4 acre). Offers large living room with slow comb heater, galley kitchen with adj. dining , rear sunroom / study. Extras include evap. cooling, gas cooker, rear verandah/outdoor living, 40x25 shed with concrete floor, evap. cooler & power, 1.8 megs, 2 rainwater tanks, fenced above ground pool with shade sail over, garden shed , fruit trees plus lots more. It’s a beauty!

10 Box Street

Big House, Big Block

Price: Offers Over $180,000 Inspect: Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sun 1.30 - 2.00pm Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747

Sitting on approx 1000sqm is this most spacious , part renovated 3 bedroom home. Offering huge living areas, updated kitchen and bathroom, polished boards, high ceiling with ornate cornice and ceiling roses, rear verandah , 30 x 25 ft shed, rear lane access,. ....This one is sure to appeal. Price: $160,000 Inspect: Sun 10.00 - 10.30am Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205




98 Hornsey Park

2751 Fourteenth Street

What A Great Starter

Fully renovated throughout this home features 4 bedrooms, two living areas, full en-suite and large raised open lounge. Other features include large outdoor area, Rinnai gas heating, ducted evaporative cooling and fully secure yard. This home represents great value and would be ideal for the first home buyer.

Price: $199,000 Inspect: Sat 11.30am - 12noon Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

In near new condition is this light and bright 2 bedroom townhouse enjoying: - Formal lounge, bright and airy kitchen / meals - Gas heating, evaporative cooling, low maintenance allot - Double carport with remote - Rental return $190p/wk (lease until Oct 2009) Price: $185,000 Inspect: By Appointment I15 Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294

32 Avocado Street


24 Cowper Street


1 & 2/1 Joakim Court

Only Two On The Block

Immaculate 2 bedroom brick veneer units in good location. Offers: - Spacious open planned living, modern kitchen, newish carpet - Built in robes in both bedrooms - Tiled bathroom, separate shower recess - Good, secure yard space, single carport - Both units leased at approx $165 per week

Price: Offers Over $150,000 each Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205


3/354 Walnut Avenue FIRST OPEN


Ideal First Home Or Investment

Pleasant First Buyers Surprise!

Neatly presented 2 bedroom character weatherboard. 685sqm approx block has plenty of room for an extension. You’ll be impressed by the tidy kitchen, refreshed painted walls and new floor coverings. Although the interior has period charm, it offers gas heating, reverse cycle cooling and will suit a modern resident. You can be assured of year round comfort. Outside enjoys the large backyard with ample shedding and car accomodation. Inspect today and don’t miss out at this genuine price tag! .

This well presented centrally located 3 bedroom home features polished floorboards, gas cooking,natural gas log heater, evap. air conditioning, external sun blinds, carport, garage and 3 garden sheds. Every convenience is within easy reach, shops, schools and transport. You’ll love it! Price: $150,000 Inspect: By Appointment H5 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

Price: $100,000 - $115,000 Inspect: Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Contact: Adriano Aiello 0438 075 747


Nichols Point

Tapio Street

Great Westside Location, Affordable Unit

For The Home Owner Or Investor

Large 3 bedroom home on great sized allotment. Only a short stroll from the Murray River, the Euston Club and flora and fauna reserve. Features include ducted evaporative cooling, gas heating, large rear deck and fully secure yard. Currently leased at $170 per week.


801 Fourteenth Street


Appealing to the first home buyer or the smart investor is this quietly located west side unit in a group of three. Features 2 bedrooms with built in robes, open plan kitchen, meals area and large living room. Move straight in and enjoy this recently painted and well maintained unit with natural gas heating, evaporative cooling and security alarm. Also includes undercover car parking, garden shed (with power) and envious location to schools and Mildura Centro. Expected rental return of $160 per week.

Price: $139,900 Inspect: Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Price: $149,000 L6 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

383 Cowra Avenue




24 Jenner Street


Budget Buying

A Great Starter

Darling River Frontage

You Won’t Find Better

Price: From $155,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

Price: Offers Over $145,000 Inspect: Sat 10.45 - 11.15am Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205

Centrally located and on a large allotment is this 2 Beaut 3 bedroom conite home on approx. 1000sqm and offers bedroom plus study home. Enjoys large lounge with gas huge gas heated lounge, large updated kitchen with elec. wall oven and hot plates, adjoining dining area, new shower recess in heating, spacious kitchen and sound shedding. bathroom, verandah at front and covered/paved outdoor living, Ideally suited for the first home buyer or smart extras include evap cooling, sensor security lighting, 2 good investor. Estimated rental $170 per week. sized sheds and carport. SURE TO APPEAL. Price: $125,000 - $135,000 Offers Over $130,000 Inspect: Sat 10.15 - 10.45am GK9 Price: Inspect: Sun 10.45 - 11.15am Contact: Ashley Burns 0408 618 294 Contact: Ian Miers 0428 586 205 Chris Hill 0431 378 202




Council approved to build your home or shed with 5 year DA, sealed road to front gate, only 15km from Wentworth - take the boat to town. Wide open stretch of river in the Murray pool, with up to 7km of frontage to the Darling. Start building today, or legally use your 5 year permit. New stock fences to waters edge. INVESTMENT of the future whilst enjoying all the FISHING, HUNTING, BIKE RIDING AND CAMPING, your own world. Blocks under influence of Murray weir pool.

3/248 Tenth Street

Value In Brick Westside Unit

This low maintenance solid brick unit is an ideal investment property: - 2 bedrooms - Neat kitchen and bathroom, spacious living room - Secure backyard with garden shed - Walking distance to post office,convenience store and Mildura West Primary School.

Price: $110,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860


Cute and cosy character 2 bedroom plus study weatherboard home on low maintenance approx. 670 sqm. allotment. Recently renovated and complete with updated kitchen, fresh paintwork, near new carpets, vinyls, etc. Features include portico at front, decked and covered outdoor living at rear, open fire place in lounge, double carport and 30’ x 20’ shed with concrete floor and power, located between Eleventh Street and Cureton Avenue

Central Unit

2/30-34 Olive Avenue

Centrally located is this large two bedroom unit boasting a large living area, in the heart of Mildura City - a genuine stones throw to the CBD and all other facilities. In a group of four and having street frontage the property enjoys access to a swimming pool shared by all occupants. Currently leased at $140 per week Price: $119,000 Inspect: By Appointment H5 Contact: Daniel Cawood 0408 388 732

5023 5000 107 Eighth Street

2190 Fifteenth Street

Transportable Home

This neat transportable home has been very well maintained inside and out.Would ideally suit a single person or a couple looking to retire. Comprises 2 brs plus study, spacious lounge, dining, nice kitchen with new bench tops, bathroom, & laundry. Covered timber deck garden shed & carport. Park fee $120 p.w. plus power.

Price: $48,000 Inspect: By Appointment Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860



167 Eighth Street

Good Speculative Buy

Located in a high profile area of town this modern retail premise of approximately 60sqm offers investors an exceptional opportunity to get into the commercial market. The freehold is being sold with vacant possession, the existing tenant may stay if required (currently paying $845 per month). Price: Offers Over $135,000 Inspect: By Appointment D/H/L 6 Contact: Faye Scherger 0407 212 860

5022 4700 Shop 65 Centro Plaza MW16012009

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4 2 2 For Sale

Merbein 433 Channel Road Job Relocation Offers Historical Residence!! This magnificent residence located on ¾ of an acre is superbly surrounded by the most beautiful of garden settings. Enter the home via its grand entrance, inviting hallway and 14 foot ceilings. A wonderful mixture of old and new with wide sweeping verandahs, huge bedrooms, large living and a stunning brand new kitchen. This property must sell…

• Built in 1918, the home is of solid cement • Renovated kitchen with stone benchtops • Main bathroom and ensuite, both newly renovated • Large shed with floor and power and separate double garage • Picturesque established gardens and fully fenced yard • Salt chlorinated swimming pool • All offers above $300,000 considered

For Sale now or by Offers In Writing Closing 5.00pm Friday 6th February 2009 View Sat & Sun 1.30 - 2.15 & Mon 5.00 - 5.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 3170 Ontario Avenue This house will keep everyone happy with large in ground pool, 20 x 40 shed with concrete and power and plenty of room for the kids to run around! This home is a must see. For Sale now or by Auction.

• • • •

Approximately ¾ acre 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom Combustion and Gas Heating Town Water

Auction Sat 7th Feb at 11.00am On Site View Sat 1.15 - 1.45 Mon 5.30 - 6.00 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Buronga 8 Casurarina Way Stylish in Design This stunning home has all the features you need. Huge open living, includes large mirrortone kitchen with large island bench. Cinema room, dining and family living area which opens to a large decking area under main roof. Master with walk through robe and big ensuite. Reverse cycle ducted, large double garage, 30 x 20 shed with floor and power and outdoor fire place complimenting the outdoor living.


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For Sale Sale $360,000 - $395,000 View Sat & Sun 12.30 - 1.00 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Tel 03 5021 9500 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 18 Plantation Street

Mildura 4 Wyndham Court

Good sized 3 bedroom, brick veneer home in popular west side location. Large living includes lounge, dining and meals area off the kitchen. Big backyard, with covered pergola and new 8m x 4m colourbond shed.

This 4 bedrooms or 3 plus study home is big and spacious. Separate living and open kitchen area opens to huge back yard. Approx 21 sq’s of living, reverse cycle (3 phase) and large WIR and ensuite to master, and large covered pagola.

Sale $220,000 - $240,000 View Sun 11.45 - 12.15 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $270,000 - $300,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

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Red Cliffs 6 Nulla Street

Mildura 14 Pearl Avenue

Mildura 8 Desroy Avenue

Mildura 57 Tenth Street

This 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home is completely renovated. New kitchen, new bathroom, re-painted and re-carpeted throughout. Great sized yard with large shed. Would make great investment with potential rent $160-$170/wk.

An opportunity for the first home buyer or investor

If you’ve just entered the real estate market then make sure you take a look at this beauty. Features include 3 BR’s, hardwood timber floors, sun room & renovated kitchen, plus large shed. With character & that feel you get from these older homes.

Centrally located is this beautiful 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom weatherboard home. A fantastic opportunity to enter the market for the first home buyer. You could own this home from as little as $251 - $282 per week.

Auction Fri 6th Feb 1.00pm at Hotel Mildura View Sat 9.30 - 10.00 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $120,000 - $135,000 View Sat 9.45 - 10.15 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $160,000 - $190,000 View Sat 11.45 - 12.15 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $150,000 - $165,000 View Sat & Sun 10.15 - 10.45 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 8 Todd Court

Mildura 47 Hector Street

Mildura 19 Sharland Street

Mildura 15 Belle Gardens Drive

The Vendor wants to see a sold sticker!! The perfect entertainer. 4 spacious bedrooms, master with WIR & ensuite. Incorporating the finest fittings & features throughout is this stunning home in the popular Ularara Estate.

This comfortable 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home has plenty to offer to the astute buyer. Features include separate living, large kitchen, separate lounge with gas heating and large 20 x 30 shed with concrete and power including an outside toilet.

Neat 3 bedroom home on huge block. This massive allotment has potential for future subdivision (STCA). Separate lounge, renovated kitchen, ample shedding, great central location close to shops and parks.

Ideally located in a private court is this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. With a low maintenance yard, double carport and pop up auto sprinklers, this home makes for easy living. Perfect for the smart investor or first home buyer.

Sale Offers Over $370,000 View Sat 11.00 - 11.30 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

For Sale $150,000 - $170,000 View Sat & Sun 11.00 - 11.30 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $150,000 - $175,000 View Sat 10.15 - 10.45 Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $200,000 - $230,000 View Sun 11.45 - 12.45 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Mildura 1/172 Thirteenth Street

Mildura 1 Semmens Court

Merbein 191 Commercial Street

Merbein 56 Third Street

Spacious townhouse with 3 bedrooms, semi ensuite, newly painted and carpeted, rear yard, auto double carport and A1 condition. This property is ideally located to schools & church. Be quick to secure this blue ribbon location.

Investors will love this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom

Ideally located across from the Merbein high school is this 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. Featuring a new kitchen, big yard, large lounge, gas heating and double carport. This is a great opportunity to enter the market.

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with expansive views of the Merbein flats would be ideal for the growing family, with separate living area’s both upstairs and down.

Sale $210,000 - $235,000 View Sat 11.45 - 12.15 Mon 4.45 - 5.15 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale $190,000 - $210,000 View Sat 12.30 - 1.00 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Auction Fri 6th Feb 1.00pm at Hotel Mildura View Sat 2.00 - 2.30 Tue 4.45 - 5.15 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Auction Fri 6th Feb 1.00pm at Hotel Mildura View Sun 12.30 - 1.00 Tue 5.30 - 6.00 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Red Cliffs Lot 1 Seymours Road

Mildura South Store & Post Office

Red Cliffs 189 Hakea Street

Buronga 18 Pittman Ave

Mildura Lot 28 Jordan Ave

Rural living at its best, this massive 4 bedroom home set on approx ¾ of an acre is sure to impress. With beautiful timber floors and a stunning timber kitchen this is a fantastic opportunity for someone to purchase this large family home.

Huge opportunity to take over a thriving business in the fastest growing section of Mildura. Offering flexibility for the family with a 3 bedroom residence at the rear of the business. Businesses like this don’t come up very often!

14¼ acres planted to Almonds and Fresh Fruit. All

Large 848 sqm block in popular Ularara Estate. In the established Jordan Ave, surrounded by big homes, enough space to build your family home here.

Sale $360,000 View Sun 1.30 - 2.00 Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers Over $240,000 View Phone To Inspect Mark Thornton 0408 534 772 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Sale Offers Over $190,000 View Phone To Inspect Andrew Whitelegg 0429 965 608 Ray White Mildura 69 Deakin Avenue

Ideal for the first home builders and families wanting to build their dream home. This is a fantastic opportunity to purchase a large parcel of land of approximately 937m2. Sale $90,000 View Phone For Details A Whitelegg 0429 965608 Ray White Mildura

Sale Offers Over $100,000 View Phone For Details Mark Thornton 0408 534772 Ray White Mildura

to purchase this 2 bedroom unit with new kitchen, large court yard and single garage. Centrally located to CBD. A must to inspect.

home. Natural gas cooking and heating. Located within walking distance to Centro Plaza and


close to transport. This home will tick all the boxes.

with low level sprays and 50 megs of water. Also on the property is a renovated 3 bedroom cottage which is currently rented out at $170 per week.

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32 Enterprise Way, Buronga

1-4/291 Deakin Avenue, Mildura










Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm



Currently leased fo4 $93,499 per year (inc GST) is this outstanding freehold commercial investment opportunity. First time offered to the public, the site contains extensive office area (904m2), large shed/store area (299m2) and large sealed parking and traffic areas. Set on a large allotment of 3956m2 with prominent exposure to the Sturt Highway. To be sold as a going concern.

An ideal proposition for the forward thinkers! Positioned well in Deakin Avenue next to schools and shops/churches. 4x2br all leased to excellent tenants returning $595 per week. 2 have been fully renovated and plans are available for other 2 plus potential to redevelop down the track.


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 or


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

13/265 Twelfth Street, Mildura

101 Alkira Road, Yelta N





Open Saturday 3.00-3.30pm



Situated on the edge of the fairways & greens fo the Mildura Golf Course Resort, this luxury townhouse of approx 21 sq will impress. Features 3 bedrooms plus study, main with WIR & huge ensuite with spa, formal lounge upstairs with bar & balcony & panoramic views of Golf Course. Downstairs is second living, meals & entertainment area all enjoying views of the golf course. Dbl garage adds to the privacy within this secluded estate. Golf anyone?? call now!

2 storey & 1 of a kind! Situated on 2.5 acres with fantastic views night and day, this home boasts 4 ebdrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate lounge, plus sitting room, blatic timber kitchen and dining area. Outside you can entertain whilst the kids play on the tennis court, ther’s ample shedding for storage and 5megs of water.


Contact: Matt Mason 0438 274 258 or Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or


Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326 or

574 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura

7 Dunedin Close, Mildura N




Open Saturday 11.30-12.00pm

Open Saturday 10.45-11.15am



Impressive designer home in quiet court. Quality oozes from every lvel of this spacious Col Gowers home. 3 year old home with lots of natural light and fabulous external views from all living areas. Over 21sqs living, mirrortone kitchen. Office can be used as a 4th bedroom, double lock up garage plus shed. Fruit trees on approx 1/4 acre.

Treat your family to living the way life used to be with ample room to ride their bikes and park their cars and even feed the chooks in this beautifully restored 3 bedroom plus study period home with lovely wide verandahs set on approx 1 acre, only 5 minutes from Mildura Plaza. Take a step back in time when you inspec this charming character filled home (between 15th & 16th Street)


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

7 Cherry Avenue, Mildura

7 Plant Court, Mildura ED



Open Saturday 10.45-11.15am

Open Saturday 11.15-12.00pm



5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 3 toilets, 2 living rooms, sun room, dining room, solid timber kitchen, inground pool, paved outdoor living area, double carport, large shed, set on over 1/4 acre in quiet court.

Appealing 3 bedroom + study weatherboard home featuring polished floors, fully renovated throughout, light & bright family/kitchen area overlooks paved outdoor court yard and freshly landscaped gardens. Opposite Mildura Arts Centre, walk to river, tennis court and lock. This is definitely a must see.


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 or

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


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 or 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 MW16/1/2009

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Customer service, client relationship & dedication to suceed for them are very important to Corey, to find out for yourself

call Corey today on 0439 700 711

Dockise Mildura Marina - Houseboat

31 Carfora Drive, Mildura






Open Saturday 10.00-10.30am

Sat 1.15-2.15 & Sun 11.30-12.30



Custome built 8 berth luxurious house boat. Superior quality appointments including LCD/TV, ducted air con, gas heating, hi-fi, mirrortone galley kitchen, dishwasher, 8 seater glass top dining table, large L shaped leather lounge, spacious bathroom, 2x25hp 4 stroke o/b, 3 KVA generator, upstairs entertainmenta rea, and many more outstanding features.

Beautifully finished brand new home with quality throughout. 2 separate living areas, large outdoor entertaining area (UMR), neutral colour schemes & extensive window furnishings. With outstanding location in sought after Ularara Estate, why would you go through the hassle of building when this brand new home is ready for you to move in to today!



Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 or Warrick Fisher 0428 214 330 or

Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507 or

6/1 Brooks Drive, Mildura

22 Westside Boulevard, Mildura G





Open Saturday 1.00-1.30pm



A beautifully presented Westside home! Features include 3brs, WIR & ensuite to main, large separate lounge area, open plan kitchen/dining with second living room, study/sitting room. Outside you can entertain undercover, and the shed has plenty of room for all Dads tools. Inspect today or miss out!

You can’t help but be impressed by this immaculate 3 bedroom townhouse located in secure, popular and private Brooks Drive address. Perfect for retirees who can store their caravan or boat in the annexe and tinker away in the colourbond 4x4 shed. This is a complete package. lock up and travel without any worries about maintenance or security.


First Open Next Week

Contact: Matt Mason 0438 274 258 or Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

1577-1579 Deakin Avenue, Mildura South

63 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura










Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm



2 titles totalling 1685m2 previously used as a veterinary clinic. Equipped with rear lane entry with 40x20 shed this presents a prime redevelopment site, storage opportunity or renovators dream. Ideal home office. With high exposure traffic flow and close to everything. Explore the potential.


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377 orMatt Mason 0438 274 258



Open Saturday 10.30-11.00am

WHAT A LOCATION - STROLL TO THE RIVER Renovate or redevelop, with this awesome location - across the road from the Murray River and Mildura’s finest parkland - you can’t go wrong! Set on just under 700m2, first home buyers looking for a great location or developers seraching for an affordable opportunity near the river must inspect today!

Auction: Saturday 21st Feb @ 12noon Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917 Graham Hill 0408 992 242

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


Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 or

3 & 4/478 Eleventh Street, Mildura

1 Heron Avenue, Mildura AU

ideal 1st home buyers home. This lovely maintained, one owner, 3 bedroom conite home is looking for a new family. With nothing to do but move in and enjoy. Complete with sun room, lovely covered outdoor area, loads of room for extra cars and ample shedding. Located minutes from CBD.




2811 Eleventh Street, Mildura








Open Saturday 12.45-1.15pm

LIVE IN ONE WHILE THE OTHER IS LEASED Just lised these 2 x 2 bedroom units in a good location opposite park lands. Solid brick, galley kitchen, laundry, bathroom, unit 4 has had a make over with new kitchen and bathroom. An early inspection is a must. Unit 3 is securely let to a great tenant.

Unit 3 - $119,000-$135,000 and Unit 4 - $139,000-$149,000

Contact: Mike Chaplin 0429 336 755 or

USE YOUR IMAGINATION Set for auction is this excellent opportunity set on approx 1/4 acre. Featuring 3 bedrooms, ample heating and cooling, huge yard with masses of shedding. Close to shops, schools and just minutes from town. For more information contact Corey Iredale.

Forthcoming Auction

Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711 First Natioanl believes this information is correct but t does not warrant or guarantee the accurancy of the information. You should make your own enquiries and check the information. Certan information has been obtained from external sources and has not been independently verified. MW9-11-2007


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71 Langtree Avenue, Mildura

10 Tireel Drive, Nichols Point

Open Saturday 1.00-1.30pm

INVEST IN OUR HERITAGE *Rare Langtree Mall property *Building area - 391.3m2 (approx), inc 77m2 of storage *Land area - 475.2m2 (approx) *Rear lane way access *2 titles, majority being College Lease

$650,000 + GST

Contact: Nathan Murphy 0407 968 196

Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

FAMILY PLEASER! Large 4 bedroom home in popular Nichols Point location. Separate living areas, great outdoor entertainment area & wonderful established yard with heaps of shade and room for all the family. 30x20 work shed with access as well. Walk to schools, shops & rec ovals.


Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

358 Twentieth Street, Cardross ED

1/27 Langtree Avenue, Mildura

Sat 11.15-12.00 Sun 10.00-10.30

WILL PLEASE FUSSIEST OF BUYERS This 4 bedroom home surrounds itself with quality in both location and fixtures and fittings. Boasting 2 large living areas, modern kitchen, tranquil outdoor area, double carport and work shop, set amongst stunning established gardens. Quiet court location. Inspect now.


Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

19 Plantation Street, Mildura

11 Ularara Drive, Mildura

LUXURY TOWNHOUSE 3 large bedrooms, WIR and BIRs, 2 bathrooms, isolating reverse cycle air con and gas, family room, quality fittings, kitchen with the lot, double lock up off street parking. Dont miss this opportunity.


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

21 James Cook Drive, Mildura





4 Topaz Court, Mildura


Open Monday 5.30-6.00pm

Open Saturday 11.30-12.00pm



17 acres, separate into paddocks with troughs, ideal for horses, with plenty of room ro roam & situated on peaceful high ridge. With old home (fixer uppereror great new home site), awesome 80x30 shed (floor, lights, power), 4.1megs water & plenty of rainwater tanks - this property has fantastic potential.

Compare today this outstanding home on large allotment in Sunraysias premier subdivision. Features formal lounge & stunning kitchen with all mod cons, 2 bathrooms, 3 bedrooms + computer alcove. Outside sees a fully paved and pitched entertainment area, full 20x30 shed, handy side access; made for the family.


$269,000-$309,000 Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917



4br, 2 bathroom, brick veneer home in one of Milduras most sought after areas. Refurbished t/out, this home really is the ultimate entertainer with fantastic in-ground salt chlorinated, solar-heated pool (with shade sail), large outdoor entertaining area, 6m x 10m shed (floor, lights, power) & being set on 1250m2 there’s heaps of room for the kids to run around.

Modern 3 bedroom + study & ensuite to main family home. featuring formal lounge with parquetry floor. Spacious kitchen with gas cooking & separate family room. very clean home with verandah off living area. Double garage with auto door - only 4 years old.

Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Matt Mason 0438 274 258


7 Madison Close, Mildura

352 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

Open Saturday 10.00-10.30am


AS GOOD AS NEW Just move in and enjoy this fully renovated brick home, on show are 4 large bedrooms with BIR’s, brand new kitchen with natural gas cooknig & heating. Fully renovated ensuite & main bathroom, new quality floor coverings t/out, to compliment this home. Outside shows hassle free gardens, enclosed garage & work shop for the handy person.

$260,000-$289,000 Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

3 Josie Court, Mildura

Boasting 3 bedrooms, all with BIR’s, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge, huge kitchen/dining area, plus 2nd living area. Reverse cycle is ducted t/out, complete the package with a large entertaining area undercover, 20x20 shed & very workable backyard.


Contact: Matt Mason 0438 247 258

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

369 Eighth Street, Mildura

92 Cureton Avenue, Mildura

Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Open Saturday 10.30-11.00am


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Sat 12.15-1.00 Sun 10.45-11.15

LAND OF OPPORTUNITY Consisting of close to 2 acres on the city fringe & within a stones throw from new Marina development. Consisting of 4brs, 2 lounges, new evap cooler. With space inside & out, whether you’re looking to operate a business from home (STCA) or just a lifestyle change with the convenience of city living, in a rural setting. Town water plus 1.1 megs rural water connected.


Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Lot 66 Nicholas Avenue, Mildura

5 Baker Court, Mildura

NEW FANTASTIC 4 BEDROOM HOME 4brs + study, formal & informal areas, provides all the benefits a busy modern family requires, set close to Ularara Estate comes this brand new b/v home, open plan kitchen, quality appliances & stylish finish, separate lounge, ensuite to master br, ducted


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

12/59 Cureton Avenue, Mildura

Photo for illustration purposes only

Open Saturday 10.30-11.00am


Open Saturday 1.30-2.00pm


Open Saturday 11.00-11.30am


Set almost opposite St Pauls Primary School this home has much to offer. featuring two living areas, two bathrooms, smart kitchen, double garage with drive through access to tradesman shed, with large rear yard.

Quality Onorato Homes have now for sale this most modern style home, with many stand out features including 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate living areas, double garage, side gate access and much more!

Extended and expanded to offer significant family spaces. This 4 bedroom brick veneer residence enjoys considerable lifestyle advantages. Featuring large living areas, and a fantastic rotunda in the rear yard. You’ll certainly love this one!

$249,000-$259,000 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

$259,000 Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

$239,000-$259,000 Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

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

WHAT A LOCATION - ON THE MARINAS EDGE Completely refurbished quality 3br, 2 storey townhouse offering a lifestyle most can only dream of. Featuring timber flooring, refurbished kitchen & bathroom, carport, courtyard area. separate living areas & 2 toilets. Ideal as a holiday home, holiday rental or owner occupier. Enjoy the lifestyle you deserve being across from Milduras new marina & our wonderful riverfront.


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Graham Hill 0408 992 242

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LYLE MASSEY Lyle prides himself on offering 110% to his clients at all times. If you want Lyle working for you call him today on 0418 505 507 10 Mahogany Drive, Mildura R



3290 Benetook Avenue, Mildura

193 Ontario Avenue, Mildura





4 Sunset Court, Mildura

Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Open Saturday 12.00-12.30pm

COMPACT BUT NOT CONFINING Sitauted in a quiet westside location is this immaculate home. The property would suit any first home buyer or retiree, with 3brs, ensuite & WIR to main, separate lounge & open kitchen/dining, also ducted gas heating & evaporative cooling. outside is a spacious backyard, shed & undercover BBQ area. Dont miss yoru chance!

$219,000-$239,000 Contact: Matt Mason 0438 247 258


Offering wonderful street appeal this 3br home is sure to impress. Featuring spacious formal lounge, large kitchen & bathroom & superb o/door area. With generous rear yard, shed (floor & power), & just a short stroll to Centro & sought after westside court location this as new home won’t last long.


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Graham Hill 0408 992 242

5 Martin Street, Irymple

12/145 Riverside Avenue, Mildura

Open Sunday 12.00-12.30pm

Open Saturday 11.30-12.00pm


SUPERB INNER CITY LIVING With quality westside location set oposite medical facilities, within walking distance to both private & public hospitals. Features open plan living, smart kitchen, 3 good sized bedrooms, outside shows a fantastic undercover entertainment area and a ripper tradesmans shed.

With so much on offer, this 3 bedroom steel framed home is great value. Set on 3/4 acre, great outdoor entertainment area, spacious bedrooms, enclosed yard, massive shedding to suit all trades. Get the best of both worlds.



Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

13 Snowy Avenue, Red Cliffs

223 Dow Avenue, Cnr Euston Avenue











Open Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

Open Saturday 9.45-10.15am



3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, open plan kitchen/meals and lounge aera, double garage, ducted reverse cycle throughout, expected rental return of $240 per week.


Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Nestled in a quiet street location comes this delightful 3 bedroom brick veneer home. Featuring formal lounge/dining area, open kitchen/meals/family set up, central bathroom and presentation perfect making a must must for the first home buyer or retiree.


Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

293 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura

Open Saturday 11.15-11.45am

82 Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs

BIG HOUSE ON THE PRARIE Set on over 1/2 acre of low maintenance native gardens is this family home of 4 bedrooms plus study area, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms & 2 toilets. large tradesmans shed plus a large garden shed, double carport all on a private rural elevated lot in the very popular Irymple/Cardross area.


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Solid 3br refurbished home with polished timber flooring, spacious bedrooms & living area, huge fully paved and u/cover o/door ent., generous rear yard, large shed (floor & power) & bonus garden shed. Just a short stroll to schools & shops & fully connected to nat. gas - 1st home buyers just move in today!


Contact: Tim Aldridge 0407 239 917

Graham Hill 0408 992 242

Lisa Court, Mildura


To beat the rental cycle and give you the opportunity to buy and built this affordable 3br home with $29,000 government grant and bonuses, you can be keeping warm in your own lounge room for as little as $235 per week.


Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

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


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

13 Cleary Avenue, Mildura

Open Saturday 11.30-12.00pm



3 bedroom brick veneer home, large lounge, central bathroom, electric cooking, dbl carport, town water, family friendly backyard, established lawns and gardens, 8x4 shed, walking distance to bowling green and shopping centre. Tenanted at $180 per week.

centrally located to Merbein school, shops & amenities is this 3 bedroom weatherboard cottage, spacious lounge & modern kitchen, freshly painted, 20x20 shed in spacious yard of 839m2 , suit first home buyers or ideal investment. new tenant @ $190 per week.

This home will impress, 3 bedroom conite home, well cared for neat & tidy. As new carpets, separate meals area & kitchen. Very bright and light home. Spacious bedrooms, separate enclosed garage and good sized yard. Picket front fence.

$169,900 Contact: Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

138 Commercial Street, Merbein

Open Saturday 12.30-1.00pm


So inspect this low maintenance 3br home today. its sure to be popular, with 9” ceilings, ornate cornice, large shed, outdoor living area, double carport, fernery, rear lane access, town water in great semi rural location.

205 Commercial Street, Merbein

Open Saturday 9.45-10.15am





Matt Mason 0438 274 258

19/280 Tenth Street, Mildura

Open Saturday 10.45-11.15AM


This is an affordable opportunity for the first home buyer, comprising of 2 large bedrooms & study, this home will appeal with separate lounge, open plan kitchen and meals area, central bathroom. Outside will impress with plenty of room for the kids of handy person with a 40x25 shed, complete with power & concrete floor.

Neat & tidy 2 bedroom unit with low maintenance yard ans spacious living area. Ideally located on popular westside close to shops, parks and transport. Safe and secure ideal first home, investment or for the newly retired.

Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326




Matt Mason 0438 274 258

4/75 Chaffey Avenue, Mildura

Sat 10-10.30 & Sun 11.15-11.45

SENSATIONAL BUYING Safe and secure unit in perfect location close to Mildura City Heart. Immaculatly kept 2 bedroom unit will impress. Natural gas, updated kitchen & shaded backyard make this a great buy. Expected rental $160-$165 per week.


Contact: Tim Leng 0408 133 326

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4/881 Fourteenth Street, Mildura

4/209 Ninth Street, Mildura

2/168 Tenth Street, Mildura

17 Nabila Court, Mildura G








Open Saturday 10.00-10.30am

Open Saturday 10.30-11.00am





Check out this great 2br unit in excellent condition, with cathedral ceiling, timber kitchen, formal lounge, paved outdoor living, carport and shed. The owner wants it sold and has priced to sell!

Large 2br unit, spacious open plan living/meals area, roomy bathroom with shower & separate bath, timber kitchen with pantry & breakfast bar, large private rear yard and lock up carport with auto door, room for boat & caravan. Currently let at $165 per week ideal investment.

What an opportunity! This contemporary 2 bedroom open plan unit offers the perfect balance of low maintenance relaxation with its CBD location and compact surrounds. Previously leased at $160pw. Move in yourself or lease back out!


Contact: Tim Davey 0409 234 271

$134,500 Contact: Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360


Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Mildura Flower Studio, Mildura

Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Exceptional residential vacant land with water and power connected plus 24x20 colourbond shed with separate tool shed and rain water tank. Situated in popular Ularara Estate being 826m2 of land with width of 26 metres.


Contact: Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Matt Mason 0438 274 258

Melaleuca Heights, Buronga

2 & 3/39 Guava Street, Red Cliffs

93 Jacaranda Street, Red Cliffs










A rare & exciting opportunity exists to purchase this long standing & well established business, showing as excelletn return, great location near PJs & huge potential for future growth. if you have a desire to run your own business, an artistic flair & an interest in the florist industry, then you really must take advantage.

Set just on the edge of town is this great opportunity to buy into the housing market. Solid connite and set on a spacious allotment, with extensive shedding this home is not far from being sold!

2 excellent renovated solid and secure low maintenance units right in the heart of Red Cliffs. Walk to shopping centre and sporting facilities. Perfect if you are just starting out, winding down or looking or an investment.

*65 qualtiy elevated lots, 874m2 plus! *Best size for price value in town *Close to the river, schools & sporting facilities *And only 5 mintues into Mildura CBD

$95,000 + SAV

$89,000 Contact: Corey Iredale 0439 700 711

Unit 2 - $90,000 & Untit 3 - $75,000

Contact: Matt Mason 0438 247 258

Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Stewart Road, Red Cliffs $139,900 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

*Set on almost 5.5 acres & surrounded by olive trees is this lovely 3br brick family home *With 2 way bathroom, formal lounge, separate meals/ living, modern kitchen, gas heating Westcliffs Avenue, Red Cliffs *Wide verandahs front & $219,950 back, large shed, working plant, 18.6 megs water Phone For Inspection entitlement Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566



Ideal for the tradesman or biys with toys. Solid brick 3br home, open plan living, meals/kitchen, huge rumpus room, spacious yard, double carport & large shed, great westside location.

Thirteeth Street, Mildura $199,950 Phone For Inspection Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566

Seventh Street, Mildura $159,000 Phone For Inspection Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566 MARINA BERTH

Dockside Marina, Mildura $170,000-$190,000 Phone For Inspection Tim Leng 0408 133 326

pearl Avenue, Mildura $175,000 Phone For Inspection Graham Hill 0408 992 242

Adjacent to Mildura Golf Course recently painted, carpeted with low maintenance yard makes this the perfect spot to retire & enjoy living in these quiet picturesque surrounds.

this fully renovated cottage now boasts 3 bedrooms & study. New bathroom, toilet & laundry, rear lane, shed & carport, split rev/cyc air con, leased at $210 per week (exp 11/2009). Outgoings = $1457pa. 103.27m2 of living, lovely character property.

Cobb & Co Way, Gol Gol $240,000-$260,000 Phone For Inspection Clem De Rosa 0408 239 902

Come in & see the value for yourself. Fully serviced modern unit above dbl lock up garage made of sandstone construction, 5000m2 allotment, fully fenced, edged & landscaped with bonus work shed with floor & power. Take advantage today.

Lovely 3br brick veneer home situated & positioned with panoramic views, kitchen/ dining, 2 bathrooms, evaporative cooling, gas heating, 20x3 verandah, garden shed, 7 acres, 28.9megs water, 40x36 lock up shed, great plant. Contract with Sunbeam.


*10 acre of lifestyle living *2 megs of water *Power available *Don’t miss this opportunity *Off 19th Street

Sandilong Avenue extension $119,000 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507


Invest now in this 3 bedroom brick home within close proximity to schools and shops. Good sized yard with large shed. Currently tenanted at $190 per week.

Fourteenth Street, Mildura $159,000-$169,000 Phone For Inspection Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360 STORAGE PLUS


neat 3 bedroom home, 15 acres, good shedding, 2 megs water, popular & secluded location, plant available. A great chance to buy some peace & quiet.

Rodwells Road, Cabarita $174,000 Phone For Inspection Tim Leng 0408 133 326




Classy 12 month old 3 bedroom + study home. All the mod cons, with entertainment area & low maintenance yard. You will love living here. Inspection will impress.


Gothorp Road, Irymple $280,000-$308,000 Phone For Inspection Lyle Massey 0418 505 507

Phone For Inspection Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

7 acres of land close to river, parklands, transport and all amenities on at edge. Builders permit available. Start today.


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

Eleventh Street, Mildura $159,000 Phone For Inspection Cheryl Reberger 0408 214 360

3 bedroom + study conite home. Formal lounge, high ceilings, 2 toilets, reverse cycle heat/cool & slow combustion heating, dbl carport, shed, alrge front verandah overlooking Mansell Reserve, close to river & arts Twelfth Street, Mildura centre. Location is second $198,000-$219,000 to none.

Flora Avenue, Mildura $240,000 Phone For Inspection Tim Leng 0408 133 326

Leicester Street, Mildura $290,000-$310,000 Phone For Inspection Tim Leng 0408 133 326


Make this your next project. Pre=approval ready to go to build 5 townhouses on this 2050m2 westside location.


Private freehold maria berths. Situated right in front of Marina Hotel site. All services available.

Trevor Rogers 0409 506 377

Contact: Robert J Stephens 0458 658 566



*All the space you’ve dreamed of *2 bedroom weatherboard home *Millblock pickers hut *19.6 acres of vines *Peaceful & private *Good plant *3 megs water

Priced from $73,000

This lifestyle property has it all! Picture your dream home on this amazing rural property. Features include:

River Avenue, Merbein $170,000-$185,000 Phone For Inspection Warrick Fisher 0428 214 330

*90ftx40ftx14ft c/bond shed with 90ftx15ft skillion verandah & storage room *Planning permit for a dwelling *5.18ha with views & 5megs of water *Power & town water available.

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03 5021 4600

9436 6888

Res Com Property & Finance Centre ResCom Property & Finance Centre 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 510 Plenty Road, Mill Park

43 Belleview Drive


17 Burnside Way

Great Value in Belleview

Smart, Slick & Modern

Another “great value for money” property, offered by ResCom and this 3 bedroom, ensuite, brick veneer home is no exception. In a popular Irymple location. Only minutes from both primary and secondary schools, the local swimming pool and Centro. • 3 bedroom, ensuite (one extra large B/R) • 2 Living areas with dining area, new carpet in lounge • Evap a/c, gas heating • Double carport with acess to rear yard • Pitched roof entertaining area & 6m x 3m garden shed BUYER GUIDE $225,000 to $255,000 INSPECT Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am Martin Williams 0429 695 280


112 Burrows Street

This is a real quality home! Located in a fantastic street is this ultra-stylish home. Ideal for the entertainer or retiree. • 3 Large bedrooms, master with semi-ensuite • Large open plan living with pitched ceiling • Fully appointed kitchen & built-in bar off living area • Undercover alfresco area & low maintenance yard • Natural gas heating, evaporative cooling • Double lock-up garage BUYER GUIDE $235,000 to $260,000 INSPECT Saturday 2.15 to 2.45pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 H-13


Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover!

A Rare Opportunity

To truly appreciate this home, you need to step through the front door. A very pleasant surprise awaits you inside! • 3 Large bedrooms, 2 with BIR’s & ceiling fans • Very open plan living with fully updated lounge • Neat low maintenance yard with garden shed • Split system heating / cooling, double lock-up garage • The perfect home for a first home buyer BUYER GUIDE $145,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.45 to 1.15pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 I-8


5 Kyamber Court

This long established holiday apartment complex offers four fully furnished & refurbished 2 bedroom mediterranean style villas with private courtyards and undercover parking. It is ideally located close to Mildura Centro Plaza & numerous other facilities. With a strong occupancy history and a repeat clientele, this freehold business is to be sold on a walk-in walk-out basis. BUYER GUIDE

$640,000 to $690,000


Ring To Inspect

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513


374 Etiwanda Avenue

Location Perfect - Ideal Family Home

Invest, then Nest

Planned to four bedrooms - main has ensuite.

Ideal property for first home buyers or great opportunity for

• Formal lounge & dining

astute investors.

• Great mirror-tone kitchen with gas cooker

• Solid 3 bedroom conite home

• Large family room leading to outdoor paved pergola with raked roof

• Tastefully renovated kitchen with adjoining meals area

• All traffic area are tiled

• Separate lounge featuring natural gas log fire

• Reverse cycle air conditioning throughout

• Large undercover outdoor area

• Garden shed, double garage under the main roof

• Currently tenated at $200 per week & happy to stay on


$320,000 to $355,000


$135,000 to $165,000


Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am


Sunday 11.30 to 12.00pm

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993


884 Fifteenth Street

Green Patch Holiday Village


64 Summer Drive

Great Family Home

Michael Richardson


18 Wirraway Drive

Big & Spectacular

This rendered 23sqr home on a large block of land and only 7yrs old, has much more to offer at a very affordable price. • 4 Bedrooms, ensuite plus study • Evaporative cooling, gas heating • Double carport • 20’ x 20’ Shed • Paved entertainment area • 1015m2 block BUYER GUIDE $265,000 to $295,000 INSPECT Ring to Inspect Martin Scott 0417 016 288

four services in one real estate mortgages


If you are looking for absolute quality with the best possible extra’s, this your home. Located in a great position on the way to Bruces Bend. • 4 Huge BR’s + study, master with WIR & ensuite • Large living downstairs with separate dining • Fully appointed mirrortone kitchen / gas cooking • Reverse cycle heating/cooling • Alfresco entertainment area • Huge 809m2 block with 20 x 30 shed & power BUYER GUIDE $330,000 to $360,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 N-3


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03 5021 6888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 510 Plenty Road, Mill Park 3 Heritage Court


18 Plantation Street

Classic Home / Exclusive Neighborhood

Plant Yourself in Plantation

This elegant four bedroom plus study quality family home won’t last long. Boasting a approx 25sqr’s of living, established garden & lawns, great shed, in-ground pool & gazebo. Set on a 1850m2 block in a quiet court location in the sought after & popular Heritage Gardens. • Spacious timber kitchen & dining area • Formal & informal living areas • Evaporative air conditioner, ducted natural gas heating • 40’ x 25’ Colorbond shed • Double carport • 5000 gallon rain water tank BUYER GUIDE $355,000 to $395,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.30 to 12.00pm Martin Williams 0429 695 280


36 Wilkie Drive

You can’t go wrong in Plantation Street with this 3 bedroom brick veneer home in a great position. • 3 bedroom, ensuite brick veneer • Evap cooling, electric heating • Gas hot plate, electric oven, dishwasher • 8m x 4m shed • Double carport


The Complete Family Package

• Separate formal lounge with open fire place • Open plan kitchen / meals dining - featuring cathedral ceilings • Sensational undercover outdoor area including spa • 34’ x 20’ tradesman shed with access thru to rear yard Sunday 12.30 to 1.00pm

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227


6 Wright Court


Right Home, Right Location

This established brick veneer home is nestled in a quiet court close to doctors, hospitals, schools & golf course. Comprises; • 3 Bedrooms all with BIR’s • Open plan living with fully appointed kitchen • A separate bungalow • Low maintenance yard • Outdoor entertaining area • Double carport & shedding BUYER GUIDE $185,000 to $215,000 INSPECT Saturday 12.00 to 12.30pm Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513 F-6


36 Wadsworth Drive

Big House, Big Shed, Big Block!

Lot 3 River Avenue





Everything you need is right here! Ideally situated in a prestigious Gol Gol location, only minutes from the mighty Murray River. • 4 BR’s plus study & full ensuite • 2 Separate living areas & alfresco entertainment area • Open plan living, reverse cycle heating / cooling • 6m x 15m Shed with 4m caravan bay • Huge 1680m2 block • Walking distance to Gol Gol Hotel, shops post office, school & boat ramp BUYER GUIDE $370,000 to $390,000 INSPECT Saturday 10.00 to 10.30am Brian Erskine 0419 127 993


3 Cooper Street

Renovated Family Home

Martin Scott 0417 016 288

Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

David Hensgen Michael Richardson 0417 863 469 0418 367 227

Darling River Property

Four bedroom family retreat on the banks of Australia’s greatest river, where rambling paved verandahs & irrigated gardens & lawns invite you to the river’s edge. • Large lounge / dining room • Master b/r with WIR & ensuite, spa & twin vanities • Kitchen- Redgum benches & s/s appliances • Ample water storage, 3 meg stock & domestic water right • 25 Acre freehold approx 800mtrs of river frontage • 4 Paddocks fenced, approx 7 acres o/h sprays + Nissan Diesel pump BUYER GUIDE $650,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

28 Rosemont Avenue

“4 Bedrooms, Central location” Yes it’s true! Four bedrooms in a great location and all at a more than reasonable price. • 4 Bedrooms all with BIR’s • Open plan lounge / dining & separate kitchen • French doors open to a low maintenance yard • Updated bathroom • Walking distance to Henderson Park & schools BUYER GUIDE $180,000 to $210,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 H-8


A beautifully renovated home awaits the lucky new owner of this gem. Currently rented for $160 p/w. • 3 BR’s and bathroom with separate shower • Open plan living with polished floorboards •Brand new fully appointed kitchen with gas cooking • Situated on a comfortable 634m2 lot • Rear lane access, close to all amenities BUYER GUIDE $110,000 to $140,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

Tense Venneri 0409 430 183

(Between 11th St & Cureton Ave) 324 Cowra Avenue

If You Want It All

• Four bedroom large family home

$250,000 to $285,000

Ring To Inspect

Situated on an elevated 1/2 acre lot with stunning views of the city lights. • 4 Bedroom family home, main with ensuite & WIR • Formal lounge with private courtyard • Fully appointed kitchen adjoining spacious dining / family • Pitched roof outdoor entertainment area • 80’ x 30’ Lock-up shed with 3 phase power & featuring self-contained 3 bedroom bungalow BUYER GUIDE $400,000 to $450,000 INSPECT Sunday 1.30 to 2.00pm Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

property caters for all your families needs.


$215,000 to $245,000


Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Nestled in an established & well regarded location, this



9 Ontario Park Drive

Wake Up With Water Views

How many people can wake up each morning in a brand new house with water views and say they paid under $400,000? Here’s your opportunity. • 4 Large BR’s, master with WIR, ensuite & view of wetlands • Open plan kitchen overlooking meals and 2 living areas • Huge 29 sqrs, double garage & alfresco area BUYER GUIDE $310,000 to $360,000 INSPECT Saturday 3.00 to 3.30pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 F-14

Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

Martin Williams Chris Katis Robinvale Damian Portaro Finance 0418 991 026 0428 827 675 0429 695 280

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03 50216888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 510 Plenty Road, Mill Park (corner Fitzroy Ave)

354 Cocklin Avenue


(Btwn 14th & 15th St) 649 Sandilong Avenue

Charming Home, Tradesman Shed

Quality Family Living On 3/4 Acre

Set on approx 1011m2 allotment in a quiet Cul De Sac is this totally refurbished charming home, together with a sensational 25’ x 80’ tradesman shed. The home features two bedrooms with built-in robes, living areas with polished floorborads & bright fully appointed kitchen. The shed includes office, ample shelving, air conditioner & 3 phase power. There is also extra shedding and well established gardens. BUYER GUIDE $175,000 to $205,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am David Hensgen 0417 863 469

Approximately 5 years old, this quality and spacious brick veneer family home is superbly located on the towns edge in semi- rural surroundings. • 4 Bedrooms - 2 bathrooms, plus study • 2 Living areas • Huge pitched roof entertainment area • Double garage, 40’ x 25’ shed • Approx 2700m2 allotment with town water BUYER GUIDE $350,000 to $390,000 INSPECT Sunday 1.00 to 1.30pm David Hensgen 0417 863 469


(lot 2) 50 Konnung Avenue Have A Look At This...


53 Konnung Avenue

Rural Outlook On 2 Acres

Character home on a elevated parcel of land. Realistically priced to allow room in the budget to fully realise the potential of this property. • 3 Bedroom home • Approx 14 acres • 2 Meg water right (metered) • Plenty of shedding with concrete / power • Large entertainment area plus double carport BUYER GUIDE $160,000 to $190,000 INSPECT Sunday 11.00 to 11.30am David Hensgen 0417 863 469


1 Murray Court

Perfect Starter

Comfortable, affordable home set on a rural parcel of land on the edge of town with potential plus... • 4 Bedrooms • Renovated kitchen / meals area • Coonara heating / evaporative cooling • Fenced horse paddocks on approx 2 acres • 3 Meg water right - metered BUYER GUIDE $145,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Sunday 12.00 to 12.30pm David Hensgen 0417 863 469


6 Namoi Avenue

Affordable Investment

Affordable weatherboard home for 1st home buyers or investors to enter into the real estate market at a realistic price. • 3 Bedrooms • Large fenced 1007m2 allotment • Close to town centre & primary school • Rental appraisal of approx $160 per week BUYER GUIDE $85,000 to $115,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect David Hensgen 0417 863 469


7 Hampton Court

The Perfect Starter

First home buyers and investors an inspection is a must, this home will compare very favorably with others in this price range. • 3 Bedrooms (BIR in all) • Spacious lounge • Freshly painted internally • Ready to move into... • Rental appraisal $155 - $165 per wk BUYER GUIDE $95,000 to $125,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect David Hensgen 0417 863 469


12 Philippa Crescent

Brand New Family Home

Located in a quiet court, this solid brick veneer home is the perfect starter for 1st home buyers. • 2 Bedrooms (BIR’s) • Natural gas heating / cooking / hot water • Evaporative cooling • Approx 24’ x 12’ shed with concrete & power • 650m2 Allotment BUYER GUIDE $135,000 to $165,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect David Hensgen 0417 863 469


23 Selwyn Street

Fantastic Family Home

Located in the beautiful Sanctuary Parklands Estate, is this huge family home ready for a buyer who only wants the best. • 3 Large BR’s (master with WIR & ensuite)& study • 2 Huge living areas • Open plan kitchen / meals with S/S appliances • 31 Sqrs under roof including entertainment area • Take advantage of this opportunity now! BUYER GUIDE $310,000 to $360,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 F-14


212 Latje Road

Ready To Move Into...

Three bedroom brick veneer on a large corner lot (1205m2) in the centre of town. Modern open plan living dining, opens to a recently constructed undercover outdoor alfresco area plus cubby for the kids. A must see... • Ensuite & WIR to main, BIR’s to others • Kitchen with the lot - dishwasher, pantry etc. • Gas & combustion heating, evaporative cooling • 9’ x 4’ Shed with concrete floor & power • Paving & Colorbond fence etc... BUYER GUIDE $240,000 to $275,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675


524 Shagy Ridge Road

Rural Location

Well cared for brick veneer tiled roof home, suitable for 1st home buyers, retirees or investors. Rental approx $200 per wk. • 3 Bedrooms (BIR’s in main) • Evaporative cooling / electric heating • Close to Schools $155,000 to $165,000


Ring To Inspect

Chris Katis 0428 827 675


6 Wilson Court

This Home Has It All

Extended and renovated home out of town on 1/2 acre. Rewired, fresh paint inside and outside with a new kitchen and floor covering. Be surprised! • 3 bedrooms - possible 4th • Separate lounge • Spacious kitchen/ dining area • North facing sun room • Reverse cycle air conditioner BUYER GUIDE $175,000 to $210,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675

four services in one real estate mortgages



Large brick veneer family home in popular heights area on 989sq mtrs allotment. Entertain your family & friends inside or outside. $17,000 home owners grant makes this a great buy. • 4 Br’s plus ensuite & BIR’s in 3 br’s • Fully equipped timber kitchen • Double lockup garage with a built-in office • Comb. heater & evaporative ducted cooling • Undercover paved entertainment area • Rain water tank BUYER GUIDE $245,000 to $275,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Chris Katis 0428 827 675


MW 311008


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03 50216888 4600 9436 Res Com Property & Finance Centre Centre ResCom Property & Finance 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 510 Plenty Road, Mill Park Lot 6 Dairtnunk Avenue


(Between Sturt Hwy & 19th St) 709 River Avenue

Very Rare Property

Her Home, His Shed

This is a very rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful character style home in the heart of Cardross. • 3 Large bedrooms + tasteful timber bathroom • Huge living area with slow combustion log fire • Fully appointed timber kitchen & separate meals area • Situated on nearly 1 acre with town water • Located next to the Cardross Primary School & Shop BUYER GUIDE $250,000 to $280,000 INSPECT Saturday 4.00 to 4.30pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

• Five years young brick veneer home • Main bedroom with ensuite & WIR • Inground pool along with a large undercover gazebo • 80’ x 20’ Lock-up shed with wood heater, shower, toilet & sink • Located on 1 acre with established gardens

352 Deakin Avenue

Exclusive Building Block

Just Move In! This fully updated family home is located only minutes from Centro Plaza, McDonalds on Deakin & local schools. • 4 Huge bedrooms with BIR’s, master with ensuite • Large fully appointed kitchen with gas cooking • Fully secured low maintenance yard • Gas heating, evap cooling, single LUG All you need to do is book the removalist... BUYER GUIDE $260,000 to $285,000 INSPECT Saturday 1.30 to 2.00pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

allotment in a tightly held and exclusive estate in Mildura. Overlooking the tree lined & expansive green lawns of the high school sporting grounds, this generous and elevated 1214m2 allotment would be the ideal location to build your dream home. $165,000 to $195,000 Ring To inspect

Tense Venneri 0409 430 183



195 Commercial Street

“Super Starter Home”



22 Box Street

Californian Dream

This house is an icon of the Merbein township. Only rarely does a character style home enter the market with the quality of craftsmanship this unique house provides. • 3 Bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Solid timber floorboards throughout • Rear bungalow with kitchenette & shower • 1590m2 allotment with front & rear lane access • Close to Kenny Park, schools, church & township BUYER GUIDE $180,000 to $220,000 INSPECT Saturday 11.00 to 11.30am Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

Blk 126 20th St

Vacant Land


9 Dominic Crt

Vacant Land

1 Acre

1 & 2 - 67 Magnolia Avenue Inner City Townhouse

Cardross lakes. Owner will clear the vines on the property. Power and water will be connected for the new purchaser. BUYER GUIDE

$75,000 to $95,000


Ring To Inspect

running out fast. • Approx 860m2 • All services available • Court location $85,000 to $110,000


Ring To Inspect

Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Martin Williams 0429 695 280

Martin Scott 0417 016 288

Don’t miss out! Land in this sought after Ularara Estate is


Brian Erskine 0419 127 993

Gavin Ridley 0417 867 513

Stunningly presented, two luxury townhouses only a few minutes stroll from the city heart. • 2 Large bedrooms with BIR’s • Separate bathroom with shower & bath • Formal lounge & separate dining • Mirror-tone kitchen with electric cooking • Ideal time to use $29,000 first home buyers grant BUYER GUIDE $210,000 to $230,000 each INSPECT Saturday 12.00 to 12.30pm Ben Ridley 0407 830 970 Raeline Noll 0409 189 356 J-5


73 Ontario Avenue

Make A Start





Want a good solid conite home in the Mansell Estate? Then have a look at this one. The kids can walk to school. • 3 Bedroom • Evaporative air conditioning • Gas heating • Single carport • Low maintenance BUYER GUIDE $140,000 to $175,000 INSPECT Ring To Inspect Martin Williams 0429 695 280 F-13

Lot 15 Carrington Dr

Vacant Land

Belvedere Heights Build your quality dream home today! • 1800m2 allotment in exclusive subdivision • Surrounded by many other quality homes • All services available

Ularara Estate

Build your dream home on this 1 acre of land over looking the

Tense Venneri 0409 430 183


A great opportunity to get into the market with this cosy character home, just a short distance from the shops and high school across the road. • 3 Bedrooms, & study • 708m2 allotment • Polished floorboards / outdoor spa • Slow combustion heating / evaporative cooling • Garden shed / single lockup garage • Town water BUYER GUIDE $140,000 to $160,000 INSPECT Ring to Inspect Martin Williams 0429 695 280



Sunday 2.30 to 3.00pm


Here is an opportunity to acquire the last remaining building


$300,000 to $335,000


Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

2 Mayfield Rise




David Hensgen Michael Richardson 0417 863 469 0418 367 227


$185,000 to $215,000


Ring To Inspect

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

Raeline Noll 0409 189 356

Ben Ridley 0407 830 970

RED CLIFFS Lot 3 Chisletts Road Vacant Land

Build your dream family home on this fully fenced elevated allotment. • Approx 2.5 acres with views of Woorlong wetlands • Planning permit to construct a house pool & shed • 3 Meg garden right already metered • Surrounded by vines & bush land BUYER GUIDE INSPECT

$115,000 to $140,000 Ring To Inspect

Michael Richardson 0418 367 227

Martin Williams Chris Katis Robinvale Damian Portaro Finance 0418 991 026 0428 827 675 0429 695 280

MW 010808


Outstanding rural property, offering all the “I wants”...

MW 270608


Friday January 16, 2009 - Mildura Weekly • 45





Real Estate

IDEAL FOR TOWNHOUSE DEVELOPMENT •Inner city allotment 33’ x 155’, ideal for re-development •House in need of repair •Walk to CBD and amenities, primary school and sporting facilities





37 Magnolia Avenue



428 West Road


•Overlooking Mildura Weir, bushland, the river, and picture book gardens •Approx. 50 sq, 4 br, study, wet bar, wine cellar

•Huge formal lounge & dining, dream kitchen •4 car garage and verandahs front and back •Huge colourbond sheds

PRICE: $1,400,000 - $1,600,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008

•4 br plus ensuite, solid timber kitchen, split level, formal dining and lounge •Huge family room, leadlight doors, double french doors




305 McEdward Street


•Approx. 32 sq (under roof) •Whopping big family and of family living in a rural lounge rooms plus ducted location on around 1.5 acres vacuum system throughout •4 br, 2 bathrooms (including •Double garage UMR, 50’ x spa in ensuite) 30’ shed

•Polished floorboards •Verandahs UMR, swimming pool, heated spa, under cover outdoor living area, large tradesman’s shed



Offers Invited


Lot 1 Seventeenth Street

PRICE: $495,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

•Open fire to lounge, wood heater to family room, evaporative cooling •Huge allotment, double garage, established trees

PRICE: $512,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302


•Top quality 4 br home plus ensuite •Granite benches, designer bathroom fittings, 12’ ceilings, huge open living

10 Hyder Drive



AUCTION: SATURDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2009 11.00am on site (If not sold prior) - TERMS: 10% deposit, balance 30/60 days or earlier INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711 INTERNET ID: 360048



PRICE: $450,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 10.00-10.30am PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008



4 Iredale Court


A HOME WITH ALL THE “I WANT’S” •4 bedrooms, 2 bathroom family home •New mirror tone kitchen, spacious family room, covered outdoor BBQ area, large workshop/shed •Low maintenance garden, double carport UMR •Evaporative unit, ducted gas heating •To inspect this home is to be impressed


HOME + 1.5 ACRES + INCOME •General store, grocery items, take away food and alcohol sales plus an authorised Australia Post Office outlet

PRICE: $290,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 11.45am-12.15pm PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008



•3br, brick veneer tiled roof home •Entry hall, large lounge & family room •Kitchen has b/bar & pantry

PRICE: $279,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 12.00-12.30pm PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302

PRICE: $272,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 11.45am-12.15pm PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711



Tuckers Creek


•Absolute freehold frontage to the picturesque Tuckers Creek •Recently renovated 4 br residence

•New kitchen and 2 living areas •Land comprises approx. 1.5 acres freehold and 1.5 acres leasehold

PRICE: $249,500 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008



101 Pawson Avenue


•3 bedroom home set on •Immaculately presented low approx. 650m2, 2 living areas maintenance gardens •Outdoor entertainment area •Natural gas heating and evap totally undercover spanline cooling with ceiling fans •Only a few mins from CBD

•3 br on 3/4 acre •2 good sized living areas and formal dining •Fully undercover outdoor entertaining area

PRICE: $249,000-$265,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 10.00-10.30am PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990

PRICE: $230,000-$250,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990


•A beaut shed with concrete and power - DIRECTIONS: Turn right at S/Cliffs Store, over railway line, turn left into Avocat North Rd, turn right into Pawson





•Enclosed verandah •Single roll door garage, 20’ x 40’ LU shed with concrete & power plus 20’ x 15’ bedsitter

10 Canterbury Drive



•Lots of room to party, rumpus •Huge garage room with bar •Located in a prestigious •Lounge, formal dining, street only a stones throw kitchen, family room, 2 from Centro bathrooms, 5 bedrooms


•Price includes cool room, refrigerated display cabinets, display shelving and more •Rear lane access for deliveries, ample parking

PRICE: $290,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect MAP REF: J 4 PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 INTERNET ID: 348191




21 De Garis Drive


•315m2 freehold shop in very central location •Currently used as continental grocery store



38 Lemon Avenue




PRICE: $350,000 PLUS S.A.V. INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008


•Thriving business located in the rapidly developing Koorlong area •Spacious 4br home complete with new kitchen



3 Mellis Street (cnr. Avocat Ave)



219 Eleventh Street



36 Hector Street


•Solid brick, bull nose •Ceiling fans, cork tiles, verandah, 3 bedroom home skylight, comb heating, •Ensuite, entry hall, family ducted air conditioning room, combined lounge/ •Dbl carport, rear verandah dining room, large linen press •2 x sheds, fruit trees

•3 br bungalow style home •Sitting room •Return to an era of the •Big wide front verandah fondly remembered past offers an opportunity to sit with colonial timber kitchen, and watch the world go by formal lounge, dining area •A much loved residence

•Well loved 3 br home with so many extras - absolutely immaculately presented •2 living areas •A beaut shed

PRICE: OFFERS OVER $245,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 12.30-1.00pm PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711

PRICE: $235,000 OFFERS INVITED INSPECT: SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008

PRICE: $205,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990



•Delightful outdoor entertaining area fully undercover with decking •Access to the park behind you MAP REF: L 6 INTERNET ID: 356204

Mildura Office

Wentworth Office

97-99 Lime Avenue, Mildura

47 Darling Street, Wentworth

5025 8700

HOME LOANS Kevin Forbes

Graeme Roper

Nigel Pavilach

Judy Aitken

0419 596 711 0429 824 008 0401 137 990 0418 502 302

Kathryn Martin

Water Trade

Wendy Compton

Sally Hardy

Deb Ryan

Sales Support Sales Support 0488 422 366

5027 3080


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22 Coleman Avenue

WESTSIDE COURT HOME WITH POOL •External SC bungalow for teenager or elderly person •Huge carport •Fully fenced sparkling inground pool

PRICE: $199,750 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008



59 Twelfth Street


•I want 3 bedrooms •I want 2 bathrooms •I want 2 living areas •I want heating & cooling at the flick of a switch

•I want a big shed •I want low maintenance gardens •I want a great price

PRICE: $178,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 10.45-11.05am PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990





140 Lemon Avenue




•Cosy cottage, fully renovated with 4 br, lounge, new kitchen, bungalow •Evap cooling, gas and wood heating


•Paved outdoor undercover area •Lock up garage and shed •Rear lane access •Close to all amenities

•Deep sandy loam ridge •All pipelined (furrow) irrigation •With or without water •Power, town water, available

PLANTINGS: 2.18ha colombard(grafted) 1.88ha chardonnay (grafted) .8ha sultanas (grafted)

OFFERS INVITED INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711

PRICE: $165,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect MAP REF: J 4 PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302 INTERNET ID: 358517




Lot 15 McSwain’s Road





� CLOSING 23 / 01 / 2009 �


•Established 3 bedroom home with spacious lounge completed by a stunning bar, galley style kitchen has dishwasher











Real Estate





Ranfurly Heights

1057 Sturt Highway



•1 acre lots in picturesque •Close to sporting facilities, Riverside Ave overlooking schools and recreation Lake Ranfurly - stage 1 now activities selling •Opportunity to purchase a •Only mins to Centro very attractive lifestyle choice

•3 ac f/hold and approx. 3 ac •40’ x 20’ steel shed with LU l/hold - 4 br cement sheet room and power, 25’ x 20’ home with town water steel LU shed with concrete •Lounge with combustion and power, 2 bay open shed, heater garden shed, fenced

PRICE: FROM $160,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990

PRICE: PRICE ON APPLICATION INSPECT: SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711



2 Belle Gardens Drive





•3 bedrooms, ensuite, country kitchen, huge family room, separate lounge •Air conditioner and ceiling fans throughout •Huge covered and paved outdoor area, large 20’ x 20’ shed, double carport •Established gardens, auto sprinklers

Unit 16/841 15th Street (Plaza Village)


•Quality 2br, brick veneer unit located in sought after Plaza Village •Good sized living, separate bathroom, laundry & toilet

•Dbl carport with auto door, new HWS, ducted cooling, electric heating •Let at $170pw to reliable tenants

PRICE: $159,500 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008


PRICE: $242,000 INSPECT: SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302


22 Keam Crescent



4/364 Deakin Avenue



PRICE: $138,900 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711

PRICE: $129,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990

PRICE: $114,900 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711



Lot 1 Dewry Avenue


•Situated between 11th and 14th streets •4000m2


•2 megs stock & domestic water available •Power available

! 1 6, LD S



Burra Road


•Want an acre close to town? •Rural sized land at a Then take a drive along residential price Deakin Avenue and it’s just •Fully secluded, off the before you hit 17th Street highway so privacy is •Build here (S.T.C.A.) assured

•This home is not the Ritz but as far as value for money goes, it’s a fantastic opportunity •Partially renovated

PRICE: OFFERS OVER $90,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990

PRICE: OFFERS OVER $85,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Graeme Roper 0429 824 008

MAP REF: I 5/6 INTERNET ID: 246755




Lot 2 Deakin Avenue

•2 megs water (house & garden supply to be included) •Site cleared, ready for house

1 0,



Lot 1 Sandilong Avenue

PRICE: $105,000-$119,000 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Kevin Forbes 0419 596 711




•10 acres •Power available


•Beaut shed for your tools and toys •Fantastic opportunity to secure this one at a fabulous price

PRICE: $139,999 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect PHONE: Nigel Pavilach 0401 137 990

•Fully furnished and rented @ •2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom $185 per week for 12 months •Double carport with a possible ext for 1 x 1 •Brick unit in group of 8 x 1 years with a 2.5% rental •Opposite McDonalds increase •800m from Centro Plaza MAP REF: I 5 / 6 INTERNET ID: 342256

36 Keam Crescent


•A well loved 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home •A good sized yard for your entertaining •Walk to shops & schools


•3 large bedrooms •Walking distance to school •Family size lounge room •Ideal for investor or first •Evap cooling, electric heating home buyer •Tenant in place @ $175 per week MAP REF: L 8 INTERNET ID: 318172



•3br home on 2 ac freehold a stones throw to Dareton township •Raw water connection, 2 megs irrig, 1 meg S & D


Walnut Avenue (Sunraysia Village)


•2 bedroom villas from $79,500 - 3 bedroom villas from $83,000 - 4 bedroom villas from $86,500 •Reverse cycle air conditioning, gas appliances, raked ceiling to living areas, choice of colours •Lovely neighbours, fully fenced back yard, community pool and bbq •Small, well mannered pets allowed •Get rid of your huge mortgage ! - Change your lifestyle today. Downsize and cash up ! PRICE: FROM $79,500 INSPECT: Phone to Inspect (floor plans available from agent) PHONE: Judy Aitken 0418 502 302


Mildura Office

Wentworth Office

97-99 Lime Avenue, Mildura

47 Darling Street, Wentworth

5025 8700

HOME LOANS Kevin Forbes

Graeme Roper

Nigel Pavilach

Judy Aitken

0419 596 711 0429 824 008 0401 137 990 0418 502 302

Kathryn Martin

Water Trade

Wendy Compton

Sally Hardy

Deb Ryan

Sales Support Sales Support 0488 422 366

5027 3080


Friday January 16, 2009 - Mildura Weekly • 47


roccisano property group

2009 STARTS WELL!!! 12 Properties SOLD in the first week back..

83 478 Trioda St, Red Cliffs

7 Upland Drive, Mildura

130 999 Irymple Ave, Irymple

Lot 64 Sahara Crt, Mirage Estate 17 Muscat Court, Mildura


Lot 2 Mondall Road, Iraak

128 Lemon Avenue, Mildura

22 Tarrango Drive, Mildura

15/1 Rambling Way, Mildura


Lot 989 Boeill Creek, River Road 1/248 Tenth Street, Mildura



AUCTION - Display Quality Guaranteed


Lot 56 Mirage Estate, Mildura



AUCTION - Display Quality Guaranteed/Must Sell!

• Luxury display home • 4 bedrooms with built in robes • Spacious living areas • 2 bathrooms

• Stunning kitchen • Alfresco entertainment area • Low maintenance yard • Quality craftmanship throughout

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 17th January, 2009 at 1.00pm on site

Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: 512 Walnut Avenue G13 Internet PID: 303778

Open: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm


When Style and Luxury Count


$400,000 plus

This classic craftsman built home is one of Mildura’s finest with all the style of a luxury hotel. This home boasts a rural setting of a picturesque grand family residence set amongst a luscious green vineyard and only minutes away from the heart of Mildura. Comprising of 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal living areas, gourmet designer kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances, refrigerated wine cellar, double garage, huge 60x30x12 high shed with mezzanine, roman style backyard with a stunning pool MILDURA and water feature, all set on 3000m2. AUCTION-Value Packed Home ESR $190,000-$200,000 The master bedroom is truly luxurious with large double French doors that open out to the pool area and a stunning marble ensuite with large spa. • 3 bedroom & ensuite • Double car accommodation Every bedroom has a view to the manicured green-hedged gardens surrounding this • Timber kitchen and meals areas • Good sized block & garden shed sensational home. • Large lounge to front • Close to shops & transport Simply, this is one of the best value quality 5 bedroom homes on the market today. • Spa bath with family bathroom For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 17th January, 2009 at 11.00am on site For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 14th February, 2009 at 12noon on site Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 801 Benetook Avenue (between Fifteenth & Sixtenth Streets) M13 Address: 21 Macquarie Court K11 Open: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm Internet PID: 303050 Open: Saturday 10.30-11.00am Internet PID: 304289





Auction - Deceased Estate Location, Location, Location!

A very rare opportunity to acquire a dignified period home built in an era when craftsmanship & style were valued. Comprising 3 bedrooms plus 2 sleepouts plus a 2 bedroom self-contained flat, all set on 2 titles totaling 1910m2. Ideal for restoration, development or retirement facility (STCA). The property has enormous future development potential being located in one of Mildura’s most prestigious addresses with huge frontage to Toorak Avenue & Eleventh Street. Inspection is by appointment only.



The Murray River is right at the rear of this spectacular residence designed specifically to take advantage of the panoramic river views. You can ski, sail, swim, fish or simply sit & watch the ever-changing river scenery. This magnificent contemporary style home comprises 4 bedroom plus study, 3 living areas, 3 bathrooms, designer granite kitchen, crystal clear wall-to-wall glass windows that capture the stunning views. Beautifully landscaped gardens complement the lovely pool & Gazebo area. Triple car garage with ample space & lock-up secure shed ideal to park the speedboat in. Dual water connected to the property is also a feature & irrigation is by way of automatic Contact Tony Roccisano 0418 502 101 for further details sprinkler system. A home you will be proud to call your own. For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 14th February, 2009 at 1.00pm on site For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 24th January, 2009 at 12noon on site Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 53 Carramar Drive Address: 328-332 Eleventh Street & Toorak Avenue G5 Internet PID: 301076 Open: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Internet PID: 283531

83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura

*ESR - Estimated Selling Range


5021 1900

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roccisano property group FIRST OPEN



AUCTION - Quality & Character Second to None

AUCTION - The Grattan Townhouse


• Approx 2 years old, close to CBD •RedGum kitchen, 6-burner gourmet • Supurb quality, leadlighting, decorative stove, polished floor boards features, extensive tile work • Enclosed outdoor area with open fire • Gas fire place, study loft & attic • Built-in gas/coal BBQ, sink & prep area

• Decorative formal entry • Kitchen, D/W, fridge/freezer cavity • Bathroom, large shower, bath & vanity • Two living areas

• Situated between CBD & Centro • Private outdoor entertainment area • Good size secure yard • Lock up garage with interior access

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 21st February, 2009 at 11.00am on site

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 21st February, 2009 at 1.00pm on site


AUCTION - Interstate Owner Says Sell

This immaculate townhouse offers the ultimate position. It is set back from the road in a quiet complex & conveniently located close to the Mildura Golf Club, Aero Ovals, & hospitals. This would make the ideal first home, investment or retiree haven. Features include three bedrooms, BIR & semi-en suite, spacious open plan living which flows to outdoor entertaining with courtyard, ducted heating/cooling & double remote garage.

For Sale Now or by Auction Saturday 21st February, 2009 at 2.00pm on site

Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 371A Walnut Avenue G10 Address: 97A Thirteenth Street J7 Address: Unit 6, 145 Riverside Avenue D5 Open: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm Internet PID: 84210 Internet PID: 306951 Open: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm Internet PID: 307026 Open: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm

MILDURA $72,000


Express Movies - Be Your Own Boss

Great Investment ESR $235,000-$245,000 Contemporary Living

MILDURA ESR $290,000-$310,000

• Be your own boss • 2 Ford Econovans, 2002, 2005 • Extensive DVD’s & Games • Good returns, low overheads

• 3 bedrooms plus study • 2 bathrooms, large laundry • Fully appointed kitchen • Open plan kitchen/family

• Auto double garage • Landscaped with garden shed • Pergola with dutch gable • No expense spared here

• Work from home • Includes fixtures & fittings • No franchise fees, potential growth • Established cliental

• Separate lounge & dining • Double carport & garden shed • Large block of land • Well positioned close to Centro

Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 13 De Garis Drive I11 Internet PID: 295280

Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: Xpress Movies Internet PID: 293554

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 128 Sixteenth Street (between Ontario & Walnut) F15 Open: Saturday 10.45-11.15am Internet PID: 306364 Open: Saturday 12.45-1.45pm


Build Your Dream Home

Jewel In The Crown


• 1 Acre building allotment • Power to boundary available • Close to popular Irymple South Primary Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: Lot 5, Fifteenth Street Internet PID: 304699

• 3 bedrooms plus study • Stone bench & 900 oven • Enormous living area • Parents’ retreat

• Semi rural location • Great value area • Minutes to CBD of Mildura • Town water available


Blue Chip Family Home ESR $260,000-$285,000 • 4 bedrooms, full ensuite • Enormous lounge • Fully renovated kitchen/meals • Rumpus room Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 5 Currawong Court H8 Internet PID: 301850

• 3 car garage • 9” ceilings and reverse cycle air cond • 1000 m2 allotment, quiet Court • New carpet and freshly painted

Open: Saturday 9.45-10.15am


ESR $360,000-$390,000

Worthy of a centrefold in a luxury home magazine, this capturing property boasts standards of presentation second to none. Surrounded by enchanting gardens, this home is ideal for entertaining or just to relax in total privacy. Comprising 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 living areas with bar, huge gourmet kitchen, 2 bathrooms, sewing room, beautiful undercover entertaining area, reverse cycle air conditioning, shed, rain water tanks, plus many more outstanding features, too numerous to mention.

Large Freehold Workshop


• Large workshop area • 4 offices plus staff room If you have been waiting for that something special home, this is it. Beat the • 100x20 storage shed • Showroom and reception area rush & phone now for immediate viewing. • Approx 3000m2 allotment • Front and side access • Freehold • Evap/reverse cycle airconditioning Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 2 Sandpiper Drive H8 Internet PID: 300949 Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am Address: Cnr Short Street & Silvercity Highway Internet PID: 304905


Quiet Court/Affordable ESR $190,000-$210,000 Classic 1930’s Circa • 3 bedroom home • Open plan living • Large shed • Ducted heating Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 6 Reynolds Court I14 Internet PID: 295063

• Evaporative air conditioning • Automatic sprinkler system • Approx. 678m2 allotment • Double carport, quiet court location

• Delightful 3 bedroom home • Fully renovated kitchen • Separate lounge & dining rooms • Fantastic solar heated pool 20’x30’

Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 297 Eleventh Street G6 Open: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Internet PID: 127885

5021 1900 83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

• Features leadlight, French doors, ceiling roses, open fire place, sash windows with 18 inch hardwood sills • 20’x30’ shed, Walk to CBD

Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am

ESR $290,000-$310,000

• 4 good sized bedrooms • Formal lounge & dining rooms • Large master, ensuite, WIR • Ornate ceiling rose & cornices • Open family area with slate floors • Double garage & carport, shedding • Ducted air conditioning & vacuum • Lovely undercover outdoor area Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 5 Carina Close Internet PID: 306319 Open: Saturday 3.00-3.30pm

MILDURA $189,950

Investors - Ideal Rental • 3 good sized bedrooms • Open plan kitchen & dining • Large separate lounge • Detached bungalow/ 4th bedroom Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 4 Kepeto Court M6 Internet PID: 298404

• Quiet court location • Large rear yard • Close to shops & public transport • Walk to Sunraysia Insitute of TAFE

Open: Saturday 9.15-9.45am

Real People in Real Estate 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

David Adolph 0408 514 666


MILDURA $300,000

Fabulous Location


Friday January 16, 2009 - Mildura Weekly • 49


roccisano property group

Attention Buyers



• Vendors relocating, want sold • Floor heating, evaporative cooling • Neat & tidy 3 bedroom brick veneer • High double car accom, rear access • Kitchen meals area, pantry • Ideal investment property, close to • Separate formal lounge & dining shops & schools Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 64 Brian Street L8 Internet PID: 306231 Open: Saturday 12.00-12.30pm





Rarely will a truly magnificent home such as this be available. Built without compromise, the home reflects only the very best. This breath-taking classic home has some outstanding features, which are as follows: Land area is approx. 1 acre, located only 100 meters from the river, 400 metres from the Arts Centre & Lock 11 lawns and gardens. Incredible, beautifully landscaped gardens with some very exotic plants.


Granite is used extensively throughout the residence, deluxe ensuite with spa to main bedroom, beautiful views to gardens from all rooms, balconies which overlook the gardens, forest area, crystal chandeliers, huge garage with stainless steel trough - hot & cold water, boat, garden shed, workshop. The home is fully air conditioned & heated, exquisite painting throughout, large living areas & bedrooms, the list goes on and on.

House plus Hobby Wine Farm ESR $350,000-$360,000 • Immaculate fruit property • 9 1/4 acres Cabernet Sauvignon • 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Overhead sprays plus drippers • Fully appointed kitchen • 37 megs high security water • Beautifully established trees • Plant, equipment & shedding Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: Block 440A Twenty Second Street Internet PID: 307143

All this set in arguably the best prestige & exclusive location in Mildura. For Sale by Tender - Tenders close Friday 20th February, 2009 at 5.00pm

Contact: Tony 0418 502 101 Address: 5 Riverview Way E1 Internet PID: 297772

4 Bedrooms Plus A Pool • 4 bedroom brick veneer • 2 living areas • 2 bathrooms 3 toilets • Fantastic inground pool Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 6 Killara Court J10 Internet PID: 302043

MILDURA $240,000

• 2 covered, paved outdoor areas • Ideal for singles or a couple • 2 workshops • Quiet Court location

4 Bedroom Family Home

• Full ensuite & walk in robe to master • Formal entry & lounge, dining/study • Large kitchen/meals area • Family size rumpus room

MILDURA ESR $315,000-$345,000

• Reverse cycle a/c, ducted gas heating • Covered alfresco dining • 20x25 shed, stroll to the river • Large landscaped allotment


Fair Bargain Vineyard • 71 megs of water • 190 tons anticipated crop • 10 acres merlot • 9 1/4 arces shiraz / contracted

• Approx 20 acres total • All vertical trellis system • Great position to build that dream home on (STCA)

Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: Lot 6, Sheoak Avenue Open: Saturday 11.45-12.15pm Internet PID: 304847

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 9 Wanera Way E2 Open: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm Internet PID: 294887




Prime Location/3 Bedroom Home ESR $238,000-$248,000 Reduced - Time to Sell ESR $200,000-$210,000 Picture Perfect Parkland ESR $330,000-$360,000 •Generous lounge, dining & family room •Separate double lock up brick veneer •Ensuite & walk-in robe to master garage plus carport •Fully appointed kitchen & 2 bathrooms •Fully fenced self cleaning lap pool •Access to rear yard with automatic •Prime position, walking distance to watering system schools & CBD Contact: Loretta 0418 596 789 Address: 280 Walnut Avenue G8

• 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Immaculately presented, neutral tones • Semi-ensuite, large walk in robe • Natural gas heating, evap cooling

• Enclosed entertaining area • Double car accommodation • Good sized yard, rear access, shedding • A must see!

Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Open: Saturday 10.00-10.30am Address: 9 Macquarie Court K11 Internet PID: 303768 Open: Saturday 11.15-11.45am Internet PID: 297367

• 3000m2 of botanic gardens • 3 bedrooms, ensuite & walk in robe • 20 x 30 shed & annex • Formal lounge to front

• Kitchen/Meals with dishwasher • Large family living room • Close to river & double garage • Covered alfresco area/dual water

Contact: Gary 0419 548 922 Address: 67 Ginquam Avenue (between Eleventh & Cureton Ave) Internet PID: 306314 Open: Saturday 1.45-2.15pm


Surprise Package with Pool

IRYMPLE $269,000

• 3 bedroom with esuite • Approx 1194m2 allotment • Bathroom with fernery view • Undercover entertaining area • Seperate powder room • Inground pool & heated spa • 2 living areas • Access to rear yard & shedding Contact: Rico 0418 516 773 or Mandy 0417 017 635 Address: 7 Karingal Court Internet PID: 307086

5021 1900 83 Deakin Avenue, Mildura *ESR - Estimated Selling Range

• 3 bedroom brick veneer home • Close to the River • Popular West side location • 2 separate living areas Contact: Peter 0407 212 850 Address: 1A Pevensey Grove D3 Internet PID: 273196

• 2 bathrooms • Paved roofed outdoor entertaining area • Ducted natural gas heating • Large yard

Prime Building Site

• 1 Acre building allotment • Town water available • Power available • Close to Irymple South Primary Contact: David 0408 514 666 Address: Lot 1, Dewry Avenue Open: Saturday 10.45-11.15am Internet PID: 304712

IRYMPLE SOUTH $99,500 • Minutes to CBD • Great rural position • Large block of land • Build your dream home here

Real People in Real Estate 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

David Adolph 0408 514 666


MILDURA $242,500

Stroll To The River

50 • Mildura Weekly - Friday January 16, 2009

87 Commercial Street, Merbein Phone 5025 3133 Fax 5025 3139

Roger Walder 0417 711 217 Aaron Walder 0408 315 746

email Investment Special

Shady Retreat


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24 Werrimull Sth Rd, Werrimull


3/60 Box Street, Merbein

Offers Over $90,000

Won’t Bust The Budget



3 Smith Street, Merbein


12 Sanders Street, Merbein

Located around 100m from Post Office, Bank, Supermarket and club this 2 bedroom brick veneer and tile unit represents a great little investment opportunity. Features include reverse cycle air conditioning, built in robes & carport. Potential return of around 8% p.a gross.

Very tidy two bedroom aluminium clad home with secure back yard in a “walk to everything” location. Includes separate lounge and dining rooms, near new cooler, gas heater, back verandah, 20 x 20 shed and garden sprinkler system.

With weekly repayments likely to be less than $200 this is a walk up start for the first home buyer with only a small deposit. Includes 3 bedrooms, 10 foot ceilings (some wunderlich), front verandah, evaporative air-conditioner & garden sprinklers. “Edge of Town” location with vineyard opposite.

Rental With Potential

Country Spot-City Block

One For The Tradesman

Great Place To Start

13 Cedar Street, Red Cliffs


533A Boobook Avenue, Red Cliffs

$139,500 Neg


83 Chaffey Street, Merbein

9 Baylee Avenue, Mildura

Quiet out of town location but no need for a ride on mower with this well presented 3 bedroom conite home in the Red Cliffs area. Features include 11 foot ceilings, renovated kitchen and bathroom, good heating and cooling, big shed and side access. Use that increased First Home Owners Grant and stop paying rent now.

With just a little “TLC” this comfortable 3 bedroom weatherboard home would come up an absolute treat. Features include new kitchen, good bathroom, polished boards, 10 foot ceilings, rev cycle and evaporative air conditioning, triple carport, great 25 x 20 shed and secure backyard. Plenty of room to park the truck and trailer etc.

$149,500 Very well presented weatherboard home in quiet Mildura location. Features include brand new kitchen, good bathroom, separate dining room, totally re-wired and painted, ceramic tiles in heavy traffic areas, natural gas connected, good shed, security blinds and outdoor entertainment area. Perfect for the first home buyer.

Charm and Character

Little Beauty At Birdwoodton

Ticks All The Boxes

Professional Position

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Comfortable 4 bedroom home on big corner block in quiet Red Cliffs location. Good current rental return of around 7%pa gross and features include high ceilings, big secure backyard, wood heater, side access and subdivision potential (S.T.C.A). Great value at this price.

17 Commercial St, Merbein


Located on a big ¼ acre corner block this property has much to offer. Close to primary schools & sporting facilities, great street appeal, picket fence, new kitchen & bathroom, high wunderlich ceilings, great 20 x 20 shed, separate garage & garden shed. With 2 street access it also has subdivision potential STCA.

$179,500 324 River Avenue, Birdwoodton This property is located in the much sought after Birdwoodton area and has no near neighbours, with plenty of good features which include recently renovated bathroom, timber kitchen, polished floorboards, 10 foot ceilings and town water it is well worth a look for the first home buyer or investor.



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It’s better than Bonnie Doon this fully renovated 2 bedroom hardiplank home on almost ½ acre in Werrimull Township. Features include new kitchen and bathroom, high ceilings, great covered and paved outdoor entertaining area, 40 x 25 shed/garage, rainwater tank and all-round fencing. Get out of the rat race at a very affordable price.


$199,000 3 Merebin Court, Merbein Difficult to fault this 3 bedroom brick veneer and tile home in top Merbein location. It features full ensuite, separate dining and family rooms, sunken lounge, quality soft furnishings, rose gardens, tandem carport under main roof and outside entertaining area, all just a stroll to park and river.

268 Deakin Avenue, Mildura


Located opposite Chaffey Secondary College this lovely big family home would also be absolutely perfect for use as professional chambers. It includes 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sunroom, utility room & a separate FSC bungalow. Fully renovated just 7 years ago it is on a 910m2 block and also features 11 foot ceilings, gourmet kitchen, separate dining room, natural gas, 3 car accommodation & covered outside entertaining MW24333

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Long-term value of property There has been a high level of media coverage surrounding recent

The other important point to take into account is Melbourne’s

economic turmoil, which has resulted in sharp fluctuations in the

current shortage of rental homes – the lowest vacancy rate in over

stock markets, both domestically and internationally. With so

20 years. Strong demand for more rental properties is therefore

much volatility in the share market is worth reviewing property

inevitable, and provides incentive for investment in

market trends.

residential property.

REIV analysis of the Melbourne property market over the

These factors, combined with a weekly population influx of over

last two decades reveals that the price of a detached house

1500 people into Victoria, should help ensure strong demand for

has, on average, doubled every 10 years, which underscores

residential property and reasonable returns over the next decade.

popular confidence in property as a solid medium- or long-term investment.

Enzo Raimondo CEO REIV

Historical evidence shows that in 1987, the year of the last significant stock market drop, the median house price of a house was $97,000. For each of the following three years the median price increased by over 10 per cent, resulting in a median price of $147,000 in 1990. In the 10 years to 1997 the median price had doubled from $97,000 to $179,500, more than doubling again to reach $425,000 by 2007. Despite the median price dropping during subsequent years − in 1991, 1993, 1995 and 2005 – a solid appreciation in value over the medium term became apparent. It is important, however, to appreciate that this research refers to the overall Melbourne median and not each and every property.

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Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Everybody Loves Raymond 3.30 Huey 4.00 It's Me Or The Dog 4.30 Judge Judy 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Bold & The Beautiful 6.30 Futurama 7.00 Friends 7.30 The Simpsons 8.30 Law & Order: Green and Lupo suspect a case of mistaken identity. 10.25 Orange Roughies 11.25 Ten News

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Saturday 17th

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Noon World Watch 1.00 Baroque Academy 2.00 Black Widow 2.55 Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison 4.30 Newshour 5.30 A Fork In The Mediterranean 6.00 Dakar Rally: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Mythbusters: The team finds out if it is possible to use bamboo as a form of torture. 8.30 Iron Chef 9.20 Rockwiz 10.00 Movie: Empire Of The Wolves: Jean Reno, Arly Jover, Jocelyn Quivrin and Laura Morante

Sunday 18th

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Noon 2009 Kellogg's Nutri-Grain Ironman Series 2.00 Movie: The Hawaiians: Charlton Heston, Geraldine Chaplin, John Phillip Law and Lyle Bettger 5.00 Does My Bum Look Big? 6.00 Seven News 6.30 Outback Wildlife Rescue: Presented by Ernie Dingo 7.00 Hot Property 7.30 The Rich List 8.30 Movie: Nine Months: Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack and Jeff Goldblum 10.40 Holby Blue 11.50 The Benny Hill Show

Noon Australian Fishing Championship 1.00 It’s Me Or The Fat Dog 2.00 Beach Cricket: Round Two 5.00 Ten News 5.30 Sports Tonight 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Movie: Bad News Bears: Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear and Marcia Gay Harden 8.45 Movie: About A Boy: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult and Rachel Weisz 10.50 The Daily Show With Jon Stewart: Global Edition 11.20 The Office 11.50 Taken Out

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Monday 19th


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Noon Tennis: Australian Open 2009 (Cont): Day One: Presented by Matthew White and Bruce McAvaney 6.00 Seven News: Presented by Jennifer Keyte 6.30 Today Tonight: Presented by Samantha Armytage 7.00 Home And Away: Survivors struggle to free the victims locked inside the school hall as it bursts into flames after the accident at the formal. Will Kane survive? Tony makes a horrifying discovery. 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2009: Day One

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 It's Me Or The Dog 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Friends 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.30 Movie: The Contender: Gary Oldman and Joan Allen 11.05 Ten News 11.50 The Late Show

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Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Cricket: One Day Series: Australia v South Africa: The MCG: Presented by Richie Benaud, Michael Slater, Mark Nicholas, Ian Chappell, Bill Lawry and Mark Taylor 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 Cricket: One Day Series: Australia v South Africa 10.00 A Current Affair 10.30 Movie: Underworld: Kate Beckinsale and Scott Speedman

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Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 ET 3.30 Malcolm In The Middle 4.00 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Temptation 5.30 The Zoo 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Police Ten 7 8.00 Sudden Impact 8.30 Movie: Paycheck: Ben Affleck 10.55 Movie: Live From Baghdad: Michael Keaton

Noon Tennis: Australian Open 2009 (Cont): Day Two: Presented by Matthew White and Bruce McAvaney 6.00 Seven News: All the latest national and international news. Presented by Jennifer Keyte 6.30 Today Tonight: Presented by Samantha Armytage 7.00 Home And Away: Everyone in Summer Bay does their best to deal with the aftermath of the school formal disaster. 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2009: Day Two: Presented by Johanna Griggs

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook: Presented by Peter Everett 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 It's Me Or The Dog 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Friends 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.30 NCIS 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 1.00 The Storm Rages Twice 2.00 Don Matteo 3.00 Here Comes The Neighbourhood 3.30 Everyone Loves A Wedding 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Corner Gas 6.00 Cycling: Tour Down Under: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Desperately Seeking Doctors 8.30 Blood And Guts 9.30 World News 10.00 Hot Docs: The Dark Years 10.55 Hot Docs: The Safe House 11.25 Movie: Joni's Promise

Wednesday 21st


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Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 ET 3.30 My Boys 4.00 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Temptation 5.30 The Zoo 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 10 To 1 8.00 New Adventures Of Old Christine 8.30 CSI: Miami 9.30 ER 11.30 Just Shoot Me

Noon Tennis: Australian Open 2009 (Cont): Day Three: Presented by Matthew White and Bruce McAvaney 6.00 Seven News: All the latest national and international news. 6.30 Today Tonight: Presented by Samantha Armytage 7.00 Home And Away: As the events of the night of the school formal are slowly pieced together, Melody is pressured to admit the terrible truth. 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2009: Day Three: Presented by Johanna Griggs

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 It's Me Or The Dog 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours: Karl is certain that Zeke is alive. 7.00 Friends 7.30 The Simpsons 8.00 Rules Of Engagement 8.30 House 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 12.30 President Obama Inauguration 3.00 Salam Cafe 3.30 Football Stars Of Tomorrow 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 Corner Gas 6.00 Cycling: Tour Down Under: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.30 Food Safari 8.00 Tales From The Palaces 8.30 Long Way Down 9.30 World News 10.00 Movie: Operation Valkyrie: Sebastian Koch 11.40 Movie: The Unforgiven

Thursday 22nd


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Noon Midday Report 12.30 Cricket In The 80s 1.30 Surfing The Menu 2.00 Parkinson 3.00 Children’s Programs 6.05 Planet Earth 7.00 ABC News 7.30 The 7.30 Report 8.00 Everest ER: Volunteer doctors treat the first major frostbite case of the season. 8.35 The Unteachables 9.30 When The Natives Get Restless 9.55 Constructing Australia 10.55 ABC News 11.05 Live From Abbey Road 11.55 Wildside

Noon The Ellen DeGeneres Show 1.00 The View 2.00 Days Of Our Lives 3.00 ET 3.30 My Boys 4.00 Children's Programs 4.30 Nine News 5.00 Temptation 5.30 The Zoo 6.00 Nine News 6.30 Win News 7.00 A Current Affair 7.30 Emergency 8.00 The Waiting Room 8.30 Cold Case 9.30 Secret Millionaire 10.30 Amazing Medical Stories

Noon Tennis: Australian Open 2009 (Cont): Day Four: Presented by Matthew White and Bruce McAvaney 6.00 Seven News: All the latest national and international news: Presented by Jennifer Keyte 6.30 Today Tonight: Presented by Samantha Armytage 7.00 Home And Away: Melody faces the consequences of her actions. Is Rachel making a deal with the devil? 7.30 Tennis: Australian Open 2009: Day Four: Presented by Johanna Griggs

Noon Dr Phil 1.00 Oprah 2.00 Ready Steady Cook: Presented by Peter Everett 3.00 Judge Judy 3.30 Huey 4.00 It's Me Or The Dog 4.30 The Bold & The Beautiful 5.00 Ten News 6.00 The Simpsons 6.30 Neighbours 7.00 Friends 7.30 Don't Forget The Lyrics 8.30 Law & Order: SVU 9.30 Law & Order: Criminal Intent 10.30 Ten News 11.15 The Late Show

Noon World Watch 1.00 TV Around The World 1.30 Blizzard: Race To The Pole 2.30 Men In Danger 3.30 If Only 4.00 World Watch 4.30 Newshour 5.30 FIFA Futbol Mundial 6.00 Cycling: Tour Down Under: Highlights 6.30 World News 7.35 Rex In Rome 8.30 Carla Cametti PD 9.30 World News 10.00 Movie: The Axe: Jose Garcia, Karin Viard, Olivier Gourmet, Ulrich Tulkur and Yvon Back







54 • Mildura Weekly - Friday January 16, 2009

all things


Streamlined Mazda3 Sport range launched Mazda Australia retailed 79,826 new vehicles in 2008,

continues to offer the right mix of style and substance at

The Mazda2, Mazda3 and Mazda6 were all among the top

eclipsing the previous record of 77,734 set in 2007.

affordable prices.

three in their respective passenger car segments.

Mazda retained its position as Australia’s fourth biggest

“Our Stylish, Insightful and Spirited passenger cars

Mr Dickson also recognised the “fundamental contribution

automotive brand and best-selling full-line importer with a 7.9 per cent share of the new vehicle market (up from 7.4pc in 2007). Mazda’s 0.5pc market share growth was the one of the highest posted by a top-ten brand.

underpinned Mazda’s eighth year of growth in the last nine. Mazda’s CX range of SUVs and BT-50 light commercial came

He said Mazda would use the strong foundation laid by 2008

close to setting an all-time LCV record for Mazda, too.”

to combat the tough economic conditions expected in 2009.

Mazda ended 2008 with a new December benchmark

The Mazda3 small car came close to posting its best year

(6,641 retails, 8.7pc share) and tightened its grip on fourth

ever in its fifth and last full year on sale.


Mazda’s dealers made to the brand’s success in 2008”.

“With our current range of exciting and affordable new cars, and new models like the new generation Mazda3 and new MX-5 roadster, we’re confident 2009 will be a good year for

Mazda3’s 33,755 retails made it the third best-selling car

Mazda in Australia.”

“This is a strong result for Mazda, especially in such

in 2008, and contributed to Mazda’s unprecedented 10.2pc

challenging times,” said Mazda Managing Director Doug


share of the passenger car market.

5021 2999.

Dickson. “Mazda outperformed the market by 6.3pc, and was one of only two brands in the top ten to post significant year-

Mazda2 was another stand-out performer for the Hiroshima

on-year growth.”

carmaker. The Mazda2 3-door and Mazda2 5-door – named

Mr Dickson contributed Mazda’s record-breaking 2008 performance to Mazda’s strong product portfolio which







2008 World Car of the Year – posted 15,797 retails, up more than 70pc year-on-year.

cars / motorbikes / trucks / tractors / caravans

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56 • Mildura Weekly - Friday January 16, 2009 YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO ALL THINGS WHEELS.








VX S '02,electrics,tint,17" chrome wheels,TVR401 $12900 Ph:0407 854 036

'07 Hyundai Getz

Hatch, 3 door man, air, PS, PW, 29000ks, warranty til 2011 S524AAE $9,750 Ph:0438 340 577


VX SS,5.7 Gen 3, 6 speed manual,tinted windows,alarm, all SS options,VGC,$16,200 ono Ph:0417829730

2002 VU IICommodore

ute 80,000 kms,mannual, lowered,sports bar, tub liner,cd player & sub,mettalic blue, $16,000 ono Ph:0418588639


Commodore SV6, VGC, 54,000kms, Silver, UKE 731 $23,500ono Ph:0417000617


Ford Festiva Trio, hatch, near new stereo, VGC, QHX601 $1900 ono eager to sell Ph:0431679914

4 wheeler, 2yo, approx 40hrs use, as new, first to see will buy. $1300 not neg (new $2500) Ph:0429 188 631



2004, 5.7L, fully opt incl. sunroof, sat nav, leather, 17 inch alloys, 6 CD, reverse sensors and more. 80,000kms. EC,Make an offer $25900. SQC 245. Ph: 0428214330

300ZX 195000kms,aus made,90 model, GC,CC, Elec windows, exhaust, rims,sound system $8200 UBX816 Ph:0415467479


Ford Laser Wagon, auto, air, 10 mths NSW rego, WWM807 $ 1 8 0 0 o n o Ph:0447172223

KLF 300 as new


reg,300kms,$5000 Ph:50245683


Phone: 50211777


Akai 14inch TV w /remote, perfect cond $25. Ph:50230756

Dinning table heavy solid timber,polished maple,heavy turned legs,rectangular would seat 8 comfortably, 184cmx108cmx75cm high, 6 upholstered chairs to match in tapestry fabric,PLUS one similar chair with same upholstery,all in b e a u t i f u l condition,moving house and will not fit $550 Ph:50211652

Pantry Doors (2) 2'8"w x 6'8"h, hinged $30 Ph:50228240

Blue velvet lined curtain set in EC 300cm wide x 220 drop $50 Ph:50231246

18 Feet 6 Berth Dual Axle Ph:50245492

Dining Room Suite, 4 seat, glass top table, EC $200ono Ph:50253617



Pop Top, twin beds, awning and full annexe,GC,inspection welcome $14900neg Ph:50236033


- Hens & Roosters, 3-12 weeks, $3 - $10 Ph50242313


Safe n Sound booster seat, VGC $35ono Ph:50231246



Seater Lounge Suite $50 Ph:0427502273 Enjoy a bit of Paradise Everyday


Huge 4m & 5m Cantilevered Umbrellas. Keeping you in the shade.

GPX 250 Kawasaki, reg til Aug'09 FY165 8600ks, $4200 w / r o a d w o r t h y Ph:0418389401

0427 237 860

2000 Nissan



Caravan Viscount

Toyota Yaris YRS, 5 door, auto, hatch, blue, 1st rego 28.07.06, AYA36G, 48800ks, service books $ 1 6 6 0 0 o n o Ph:0428273584 or 50273585AH.


Falcon, '99, dual fuel, 18inch mags, tint windows, CD, RWC,$6000SVR392 Ph:0409331917

Suzuki LT 50z


Dishwasher, Hobart HB50, underbench model, EC $3200ono Ph:0408647097

Horse Float

Gaurdor, 2 Horse Angle was $18,135 now

Kawasaki KX80, immac cond, new piston rings, still got a nickel silver ball. Ready to race and ride $2500ono Ph:0407242081


( &# ($# ' ( " %""    !     

Suzuki DRZ 125L $1800 imaculate c o n d i t i o n Ph:0429188631 or 50257679

cessories, massive sale, Saturday & Sunday, 10am-3pm, this weeks special, Track Humps $30, Pro Team Clothing in stock, 7 Cambridge Terrace. Ph:50235476


to suit corner or wall $25 Ph:50235217


tubeless, steel, single bed w/6 inch good foam mattress $50 Ph:50234432

framing equipment,Fletcher 3100 cutter,Cassese guillotine CS55N,Cassese corner stapler,matt board cutter Ph:0400256197

Sew Nice

Alterations & Repairs. Zips, Hems & Mends, Nicole Young, Ph:0408349184

Horseland Mildura 50235033


steele frame bed-cream,brass & porceline decoration, quality matteres $375 Ph:50237990


Operating System, 6 Telephones, everything in GC. $150 Ph:50231393

VCE Text Book,

Nature of Biology,VGC $45 Ph:5022 0424



UNTIL SOLD Shipping Containers

20 & 40 ft, wind & water proof. Mildura. Ph: 0416142638

Horse Cycling Clothing & Ac-




01 Nissan 200SX Spec S,Auto,28225km AC,PS,EW,tint,turbo,no mods, immac con RHH269 priced reduced to $26500 Ph:0428214330

Pulsar 2005, 12 mths Rego, RWC, 1.8L Auto, 1 Owner, FSH, A/C, P/S, C/C, CD, Silver Sedan, $13,500ono TBV030 Ph: 0409 868 695.

☎ 5021 1777


all things

Manure, Trailer load $10 Nichols Point Ph: 0409957420


Machine & 40 CDs, $20 the lot Ph:0437674232


$10 & $12 a bale Ph:0427257276

Steel Canopy on wheels shadecloth roof $50 Ph:50233277

Advertise your car FOR SALE until it sells. ($35 with a photo)

5021 1777 Private Use Only *Conditions Apply







Hay, good quality, $10 per bale Ph:0428245176



Mushroom Compost

Ideal garden mulch and soil conditioner. Orders over 10 cubic metres. Ph: 50256265


More than just a car Mildura Weekly

all things


Your Complete guide to Private Sale ClassiďŹ eds, New and Used Cars, Motorcycles, Tractors, Caravans, Trailers and much, much more.

Delivered Free every Friday


PO Box 4081 Mildura 3500

Advertise Until Sold for only $25*

Ph 50211 777 Fax 50211 733

73 Orange Avenue Mildura Victoria 3500 Email: MAXIMUM OF 5 LINES

PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY (With no word breaks at end of lines)



























































































*All advts. must be pre-paid. For $25 you get 5 lines ONE ITEM ONLY advt. Advt. will run for four consective weeks. If your item does not sell within that four-week period you can rebook it prior to the booking deadline of 5pm Wednesday’s. These advts. must be reconfirmed each week thereafter. If more than one week passes the item will be deemed to have

been sold and the advt. cannot be repeated unless paid for. Sale price must be included. Alteration to PRICE ONLY. Not included in the offer are business advts., rental hire etc., for the purpose of ongoing profit, or Real Estate Listings. The publisher reserves the right to decline any booking for the purpose of continuing gain.


Phone, fax, email or bring in this coupon with $25*, or $35* with photo, and your advertisement will be published in the next four editions.

If the item does not sell after four weeks then phone our office by 5:30pm Wednesday each week and we will repeat the item until it has sold. Categories included: Autos, Caravans, Trailers, Commercial Vehicles, Four Wheel Drives, Motorbikes and Wrecking.

(*For private use only)

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Category . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cash





Credit card number - (minimum credit card purchase $10)

Credit Card expiry date: Total: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signature: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Parish of Sunraysia South 25 Heath St, Red Cliffs Sundays - 10.30am Bible based, Christ centred Ph: 50242521

73 Orange Avenue Mildura



03 5021 1777

03 5021 1733


Credit card facilities

Northern Mallee Christian Fellowship 10:30am Sunday Service. Friendly Family Church. Corner of Dyar and 17th Street. Contact 0417 845 954


Bus service to Broken Hill. Monday, Wednesday & Friday Departing at 3.10pm

One way Adults $60.00 Concession/Student $50.00

Classified Guidelines • Line Classifieds will have a minimum charge of $10, which is equivalent to five (5) lines or less. • $1.55 for each line after. • A Charge of $10 will apply for photos.

Lost, Found and To Give Away • Will be free of charge up to five (5) lines only. • A Charge of $10 will apply for photos.

Free ‘For Sale’ Ads

WATER PERMANENT & TEMPORARY WATER AVAILABLE NOW!! Please ring Kristen at Advance Water Trade on 50332223 All enquiries welcome

Items must not exceed $50. Price and one phone number must appear in advert. Ads must be restricted to 3 lines. One ad per customer per week. Ads expire after 1 week. No animals, plants or food products. Offer excludes all other categories. Offer excludes ads for business or ongoing profit. Mildura Weekly Pty Ltd reserves the right to deem an advertisement is for business or for ongoing profit.

Vehicle Advertiser Private vendors of motor cars advertised for sale must include in their advertisement: • Cash price of motor car. • If car is registered, Registration number. • If unregistered, Vin, Engine, or Chassis number. All transactions paid for with a credit/debit card will have a minimum total cost of $10. All line classified advertisements must be submitted to the Mildura Weekly by 12.00pm the day before the newspaper is to be published.

Mr & Mrs C are looking to buy a 3 or 4 bedroom brick home in the Mildura area and have $200,000 - $230,000 to spend. If you can help phone Steve 0447 276 203 Do

you want to join a group of great people for fun,laughs and a bit of exercise? Why not come join the Oasis Line Dancing Beginners Classes Every Wednesday Night Commencing 21st January, 7pm at The Mildura Working Mans Club (Up Stairs) Contact Rhonda On: 0439617163



Phone: 50211777

We reserve the right to revise and restrict any advertisement we deem objectionable and to change the classification when necessary to conform with the policy of this newspaper. Positions cannot be guaranteed. While the publisher agrees to exercise reasonable Care, the publisher shall not be liable to either the advertiser or the advertising agency in respect of the accidental omission of, errors in, or misclassification of any advertisement. Errors in repeat advertisement must be notified to the Mildura Weekly office immediately after appearance of first advertisement. The publisher does not accept responsibility for errors in respect advertisements that are not drawn to our attention upon the first appearance. No allowance can be made for errors not materially affecting the effectiveness of the advertisement. In the event an advertisement is omitted from this publication, we assume no liability for such omissions.

The group will run for 2hrs & each person receives $70 cash. We need your opinion on Social issues & things

Merbein Development Association

Merbein street market! Commercial Street & Elders Forecourt 18th January, 8.00am-1.00pm Every 3rd Sunday of the month Over 100 stalls

Contact Kerry Homfray or Kurt Roberts Cnr 15th Street and Koorlong Avenue, Irymple


Your Water Broking Specialists FENCING

Experienced Nail Technician Beauty Therapist Contact: Leisha

50233 768 0400 233 768

FULL TIME HAIRDRESSER One of Mildura’s most prominent salons is looking for a qualified hairdresser to join our vibrant team. The right person will be outgoing and must work well in a team environment. Some clientele is preferable

Phone Deanne on 0417 142 447

Supply and manufacture of quality Tubular Design fencing. Specialising in Colourbond Security, Tennis Courts Garden and Pool style fencing. No job too big or too small. Free Quotes - Cheap Rates Supply & Install PVC Plastic Fencing Various Varieties

FREECALL 1300 324 734 0409 254 581 - 5023 1858

TO LET Furnished

Room shared kitchen & bathroom includes power $140pw Ph:0429239425



THIS SAthTURDAY T E 17 January RK MA 8-12 NOON

PHONE: 0439 252 342


Phone: (03) 5024

Sunraysia Farmers’ Market Inc

The best in fresh local fruit and vegetables, gourmet food products, freshly baked bread, Plants and Herbs, Meat products, Grinders coffee and Kids Activities.

ALL WELCOME Enquires Pam PH.5025 1284

Water, Water, Water.


Please call Marie Bailey 03-93385576 ASAP

Australian Inland Botanic Gardens


Mystery Shopper Wan-

happening around you.

Delicious Breakfast Served Until 11am

Geoff Evans & the Rock & Roll Dancers



market research group discussion

U/10 and U/10 Colts U/12 and U/12 Colts U/14 and U/14 Colts U/16 and U/16 Colts And Trainers All correspondence should be addressed to: IJFC Inc Committee P.O. Box 860, Irymple, Victoria 3498 Closing date: 31.01.2009


ted. Occasional casual work, completing service audits, successful applicant will be reliable, have current drivers license and own computer with internet access. Please forward your CV to:, by Wednesday 21st January 2009.

Wanted urgently people from all walks of life between 18-55yrs with no dependants to attend

Positions Vacant Are:

General Advertising Conditions Full name and residential address must be supplied, even though not necessarily included in advertisement.

Please call Marie Bailey 03-93385576 ASAP

Seeks expressions of interest for coaching staff for the forthcoming 2009 Junior football season.



$150.00 cash.

We will be talking about things that are happening around you.

Irymple Junior Football Club Inc.


Cat D5 Rippers Powershift available for general earthmoving, stick raking, citrus,alm onds,avocados. Owner Operator with 15 years local experience Will not be beaten on best job and price Will travel anywhere Phone Dean Lampard 0408 291 517

The group will run for 2 hrs & each participant receives



1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


wanted urgently for Market research group discussion.



(Minimum of $10)

Small Business Owners with under 20 Full time employees

Return $104.00 $90.00

For booking contact: Broken Hill 08 8088 6900 Mildura Visitors Information Centre 50188380


Companion Wanted, must be intelligent and attractive by a 60 year old gentleman, no text messages Ph:0416669363



Hill mature escort service. Monday Friday,10am-6pm. Ph:0427187179 PCA 6542XE

Buses R Us

Mr & Mrs C are looking to buy a 3 or 4 bedroom brick home in the Mildura area and have $200,000 - $230,000 to spend. If you can help phone Marty 0429 953 365.




New Wine Christian Fellowship Sunday 1030am. 31-37 The Crescent, Mildura. Ph:50214687



How to place a classified ad

73 Orange Avenue, Mildura


☎ 5021 1777

Apartments Fully self contained, $110 unfurnished, $125 furnished Ph:0429239425 for inspection


Bendigo University Students Off Campus Student Accommodation Situated approximately 2 blocks from the university. These student accommodation houses are near new & well equipped. All amenities provided including split system A/C in each room, internet connection in each room. Weekly cleaning also included.

Phone 0409 437263 TO LET


Street Self Storage Own Lock & Key Individual Units FREE local move-in van Ph: 50220841


73 Orange Ave, Mildura Phone: 50211777

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For Lease

WENTWORTH New Listings 101 Adams St, Wentworth .........................3br ........ avail Jan 27th 18 Shannon St, Wentworth ........................3br ....... avail early Feb 2/221 Adams St, Wentwoth ....................2br unit .............. $135pw



4 Arielle Court



Lil Hughes

Wendy Hobbs

Choosing Elders Is Choosing Success 97 – 99 Lime Ave Mildura 47 Darling St Wentworth Ph 5025 8700 Ph 5027 3080



Near CBD area of Merbein for approved tenant.


2-3 Bedroom House

Cnr 15th Street and Koorlong Avenue, Irymple

Phone: (03) 5024 6855






2 Great location



226 Benetook Avenue





2Modern t/house

412 Etiwanda Avenue







4 Dunning Drive







7 Hunter Street






Large shed

269 Eighth Street






Close to CBD Modern unit

Large shed

9 Raymond Court






15 Keam Crescent





2 Close to shops

4/444 Eleventh Street






2 Brown Street





1 Close to shops






2 Rural location



$135.00 $



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Other Walk to town




Fantastic loc


12a Westcliffs Avenue





2 Close to town

3/5 Golden Grove





1 Great location

6 Ilex Street



20/133 Calder Highway







Big Lizzie Units







191 Commercial Street








Walk to town








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Res Com Property & Finance Centre 79 Pine Avenue, Mildura 3/245 Ninth Street, Mildura 1/245 Ninth Street, Mildura 4/494 Eleventh Street, Mildura 1/902 Fourteenth Street, Mildura 7/23 Steven St, Mildura 13/471 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura 3/24 Settlers Drive, Mildura 2 Hornsey Park, Mildura 196 Ninth Street, Mildura 298 Ninth Street, Mildura 103 Ontario Avenue, Mildura 116 Eleventh Street, Mildura 364 Etiwanda Avenue, Mildura 3/47 Plantation Street, Mildura 36 Ruby Avenue, Mildura 1 Maiella Court, Mildura 87 Eighth Street, Mildura 239 Twelfth Street, Mildura 4A Nancy Court, Mildura 8 Belle Gardens Drive, Mildura 446 Ontario Avenue, Mildura 6 Wright Court, Mildura 94 Charles Street, Merbein 309 Tenth Street, Mildura 2/27 Langtree Parade, Mildura 14 Anthony Street, Mildura 22 Drings Way, Gol Gol 118 Olive Avenue, Mildura 12 Shakira Drive, Mildura

roccisano property group

for lease


1BR *Rev. cycle cooling *Elec. cook *Single car port $ 95 2BR *BIR *Evap cooling *Close to CBD $130 2BR *BIR *Fenced rear yard *Single carport $130 2BR *BIR *Fully fenced yard *Single carport $135 2BR *BIR *Evap. cooling *Separate lounge/kitchen $145 2BR *Freshly painted *New carpet *Single carport $150 2BR *Close to Centro *Evap cooling *BIR $155 2BR *Court location * BIR *Fenced rear yard $160 2BR *Separate bungalow *Reno bathroom *Shed $165 4BR *Separate lounge/dining *Large yard *Shed $170 3BR *BIR *Large rear yard *Double carport $170 3BR *Freshly painted *Large rear yard $175 3BR *BIR *Large yard *Workshop *Single LUG $175 3BR *Large rear yard *Shedding *Fantastic location $180 2BR *BIR *Single LU carport *Close to Centro $185 $185 2BR *Paved courtyard *Single carport *Garden shed $185 $190 2BR *Townhouse *Near golf course *Single garage $200 2BR *Separate lounge *Evap. cooling *Single carport $210 3BR *BIR *semi ensuite *Modern kitchen *Natural gas $220 3BR *BIR *Fenced yard *Separate dining/lounge $220 3BR *BIR *Outdoor entertaining *Dbl. carport $220 4BR *Ensuite *BIR *Evap cooling *Single carport $240 3BR *Townhouse *WIR to master *Rev cyc. heat/cool $240 3BR *Ensuite *Large living *Dishwasher *Dble LUG $270 3BR *WIR to master *Natural gas cook. *Dbl. garage $280 4BR *BIR *Elec. Cooking *Dishwasher *Gas heating $300 3BR + study *Ensuite with spa *2 living areas $350 3BR *2 living areas *large alfresco *3 car garage $380 4 Bollinger Court, Irymple PROPERTIES OF THE WEEK

Three bedroom home featuring ensuite, BIR’s, R/C air con, fenced rear yard & double carport.


6/84 Seventh St, Mda 2/368 Deakin Ave, Mda 97-99 Commercial St, Merb. 3/2 Cameron Ave, Mda 5 Nicholls Crt, Red Cliffs 1/230 Woodham Ave, Mda 23 Pine Ave, Mda 2/878 Fifteenth St, Mda 8088 Benetook Ave, Mda 1/382 Deakin Ave, Mda 4/9 Langtree Pde, Mda 11 Hoyts Dve, Mda 51 Rural Dve, Mda 315 Eighth St, Mda 39 Herston Dve, Mda 132 Sixteenth St, Mda 5 Currawong Crt, Mda 118 Sixteenth St, Mda 1 Heidi Crt, Mda 3 Pamela Crt, Gol Gol 4 Kingfisher Crt, Mda 12 Cobb & Co Way, Gol Gol


Three bedroom home plus study featuring BIR’s, dishwasher, R/C air con, stunning gardens & undercover ent. area.

Phone: (03) 5024 6855

sifie fie fi

Ph:5021 1777 7


Barry Ave, both Saturday & Sunday all things must go, 8am Start


Ph 5021 1777


Beech Avenue, Saturday only 730-1pm, Huge garage sale, inc two fridges.



Phone: 50211777

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$100.00pw Affordable $110.00pw Reverse Cycle $120.00pw Unit 1 & 2 $135.00pw Close to CBD $150.00pw Opposite Parkland $150.00pw Close to Shops $170.00pw CBD $170.00pw Close to Centro $180.00pw Rural Property $180.00pw Double Storey $190.00pw Close to St Josephs $210.00pw Close to Schools $230.00pw Evaporative Cooling $250.00pw Low Maintenance $270.00pw Huge Shed $280.00pw Reverse Cycle $285.00pw Rumpus Room $295.00pw Brand New $320.00pw Modern $380.00pw 4 Living Areas $450.00pw Smimming Pool $480.00pw River Views


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67 Lime Avenue Mildura Phone 5021 2200




99a Birkins Road




Cnr 15th Street and Koorlong Avenue, Irymple

classifieds assifieds ssifieds

2 Close to Centro




3 Bedroom House LET- $185 p/w MILDURATO CBD 3 Bedroom House MILDURA - $225 p/w 2 Bedroom Unit MILDURA - $165 p/w



$265 P/Week



Red Cliffs

Kathryn Martin



Cnr Karadoc & First Street


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11th Street, Mda, Saturday only 7:30am, something for everyone, everything must go.


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19 Cavallo Drive

3/2 Elouera Drive

4br 3br 3br 3br 3br 2br 2br 3br+study 2br 3br 3br 3br 2br 2br 2br 2br 2br 2br 2br



525 Walnut Avenue


Real Estate


$400 P/Week


F o r a p r o f e s sio n a l a p p r o ac h t o P r o p e r t y M a n ag eme n t c a ll J e nny M a r t in t o d ay. 0 3 5 0 2 7 3 411 o r 0 4 2 8 16 8 7 12 “Servicing Sunraysia”


5 Etherington Drive

Rent p/w 2 2 2 2 3 2+S 3 3+S 2+S 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3+S 3+S 3+S 5+S

3/27 Walnut Avenue, Mildura 11 Westcliffs Crescent, Red Cliffs 1/9 Panorama Drive, Mildura 10 Lockside Avenue, Mildura 53 Mitchell Street, Dareton 23 San Mateo Avenue, Mildura 148 Almond Avenue, Mildura 876 Fourteenth Street, Mildura 234A Tenth Street, Mildura 9 Eastwood Court, Mildura 2/484 Walnut Avenue, Mildura 161 Walnut Avenue, Mildura 1 Jude Avenue, Mildura 137 Lemon Avenue, Mildura 51 Wood Street, Gol Gol 39 Flamingo Drive, Mildura 4 Sunset Court, Mildura 6 Isabelle Court, Mildura 997 Cowra Avenue, Mildura 8 Bristol Way, Mildura 721 Fourteenth Street, Mildura 96 Dyar Avenue, Mildura 14 Anthony Street, Mildura 3290 Benetook Avenue, Koorlong 7 Cherry Avenue, Mildura 36 Olive Avenue, Mildura 118 Olive Avenue, Mildura 510 Walnut Avenue, Mildura

69 Deakin Avenue, Mildura VIC 3500

COMMERCIAL Dareton, main street ................................................ $110pw+GST Wentworth, main street...........................................$500pm+GST Yelta, versatile shed ................................................ $300pw+GST

B4 H14 F10 J10


(03) 5021 9500

Available Now 121 Darling St, Wentworth ........................3br .................$180pw 14 Helena St, Wentworth ..........................2br .................$200pw 125 Adams St, Wentworth .........................2br ................. $160pw 58 Murray St, Wentworth ..........................3br ................. $160pw 4/80 Murray St, Wentworth .......................2br ................. $130pw



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Our cycling Steph takes on ‘Lay Down Sally’ MILDURA road racer Stephanie Frawley, cycling in Olympian Kathy Watt’s colours, has finished a creditable10th in the Scody Australian Open Elite Women’s’ Time Trial around a demanding 28 kilometre Mt. Buninyong Circuit. Stephanie, now a seasoned veteran and elite age group rider in Australia, was riding against former Olympians, Commonwealth, State and Institute riders such as dual gold medal winner Kathy Watt, 2007 event winner Carla Ryan, and South Australian elite seasoned competitor, Alexis Rhodes. The field also included former Olympic rower Sally Robbins, infamous for the “lay-down-inthe-boat” incident, and who is now making cycling her pathway to Olympic redemption. Frawley went into the race with a low level allergy, making breathing difficult, and also carrying a long-term calf injury which had severely hampered her training. The race began with competitors facing a steep and demanding 2.7km uphill climb towards Mt. Buninyong. Weather conditions were blustery and difficult to manage on exposed sections of the course.

•  GOING IN CYCLES: Mildura’s Stephanie Frawley was in top form last weekend, finishing with a top 10 position in the Australian elite women’s time trials near Ballarat, with the racing featuring Olympian and dual gold medal winner Kathy Watt, along with former Olympic rower Sally Robbins, of ‘Lay Down Sally’ fame. Robbins finished 22nd in a field of 27, but said she enjoyed the ride, and was pleased with her performance. Our Stephanie grimaces for the camera (TOP LEFT) as she goes through her warm-up routine (note the word ‘focus’ written in texta on her forearm). After the race, third placegetter Kathy Watt was quick to congratulate Stephanie on her performance (ABOVE), as did staunch supporter and Steph’s bike ‘mechanic’ Errol Schmidt (LEFT). That’s Steph on the ‘launching pad’ getting for the time trial (RIGHT). She finished in 10th place, but has finished as high as 8th in the event, despite competing against riders far younger, and with far more experience at elite level.

Rough, narrow, back-country roads, with many sharp corners to negotiate meant that concentration was paramount, so as not to lose precious time. Part way through the course, Frawley ran over a brown snake, but wasn’t aware of it until told by her support vehicle driver later. Competitors reached speeds around 80kph on the latter part of the course. Frawley had finished with a 19th, 8th and 12th placing in previous events, and had been hoping for a top 10 finish this year. Carla Ryan took out the event, followed by Alexis Rhodes 2nd, with superstar Kathy Watt filling the final spot on the victory podium. Stephanie said after the event she was pleased with her Top 10 finish, considering her preparation, and was grateful for the continued support of support mechanic Errol Schmidt, Kathy Watt and fellow crew, and Mildura’s Ross Lake through his Tasco company.

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Scorching around Mildura’s Timmis Raceway, Bendigo’s Graham West was on a mission, putting on a driving exhibition that may as well have said…

This one’s for you ‘Nanna’ MOMENTS after winning the final of the recent Victorian Modified Production Association series at Mildura’s Timmis Raceway, Bendigo’s Graham West headed straight for the commentary box, and the microphone. The veteran driver wanted to dedicate the win to Mildura’s Elsie ‘Nanna’ Ferguson, his biggest fan, and who had ‘adopted’ the Bendigo racer because of a family connection, and who had followed his progress at meetings throughout Victoria and interstate. The recent Mildura meeating was almost 12 months to the day that ‘Nanna’ had told Graham; “I’m sorry I can’t watch you race tonight. I don’t think I’m up to it.” The next morning her first words to Graham were; “Was there much damage to the car?” ‘Nanna’ was 94 and terminally ill, and passed away a few days later. The mother-in-law of Graham’s pit crew mechanic Roger Boehme, ‘Nanna’ Ferguson made sure she was in the crowd rain, hail or shine for well over a decade to cheer on Graham in his ‘Bendigo 56’ Torana.

For the past 15 years, ‘Nanna’ hadn’t missed a Mildura speedway meeting, and family members had also taken her to races as far away as Murray Bridge, Warrnambool, Horsham, Wangaratta, Hamilton, Rushworth and Bendigo. ‘Nanna’s’ daughter Lorraine, who is married to Roger, said from her Bendigo home this week that even when her mum could no longer walk, she was happy to sit in a wheelchair trackside, happily getting showered with mud and dust as she cheered on Graham and his car. After each race meeting, ‘Nanna’ got into the habit of going down to the pits, even if it was midnight or later, and if there was mention of someone sending out for pizzas to finish off the night, more often than not she would stay to share them with drivers, officials and pit crews. Word spread through speedway circles about ‘Nanna’s’ newfound sporting interest, and Murray Bridge officials, alerted that ‘Nanna’ would need wheelchair access trackside, went one better and gave her full VIP treatment, escorting her to their glassed-

frontage clubrooms where she could watch the action in comfort, along with club members and officials. It was something she never forgot, and one of the few times she could watch ‘her’ Graham race in comfort, with a grandstand view out of the wind, the cold and the debris. Drivers, pit crews and officials from the world of speedway were all saddened to learn of Nanna’s death last year. No-one felt the loss more than Graham, and from then on he was on a special mission. A few weeks ago, returning to the Mildura track for the first time since ‘Nanna’ passed away, Graham gave his little Torana everything it had, scorching around the Timmis circuit to finally take the chequered flag. Then he ran to grab the microphone to pay an emotional tribute to the elderly fan who had meant so much to him. Lorraine said it would certainly have put a smile on ‘Nanna’s’ face if she could have been there to see Graham win in her home town.

•  ‘NANNA’ POWER: The late, and great, Timmis Raceway speedway fan ‘Nanna’ Ferguson, pictured with her favourite racer, Bendigo’s Graham West (left) and in her wheelchair trackside (above), proudly displaying a souvenir chequered flag. She also wasn’t afraid of the odd bit of dirt from the wheels of her beloved speedway cars (right).

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Lake Charm to host speed and marathon ski racing S U N R AY S I A’ s John Baumgurtel is set to contest the 2009 Australian Speed and Marathon ski race championships at Lake Charm next week. The event is a departure from the traditional ski racing Mildura ski enthusiasts are used to, with just one skier, as opposed to the two skiers in events such as the Mildura 100.

The Australian championships will be held over four days, from Monday to Thursday next week. More than 400 competitors have entered the championships from almost every State in Australia, and countries including the United States, Belgium and Ireland. There will be more than 30 classes of rac-

ing over the four days, including several world selection races, which is what has attracted the international comtingent of racers. Racing will cater for the youngest and smallest of skiers in the Under 10 age group up to veterans and the unlimited class boats at the top tier of competition. Despite the

strong international contingent, event organiser Helen Britnell said she expected the home country to be very competition in the world events. She said Australians brought home five of the six world titles at the 2007 championships in New Zealand, and they’re expected to be just as competitive next week.

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Celebrating 100 years of cricket in the Mallee ONE hundred years ago pioneering families played the first game of Mallee cricket in a clearing now known as Ouyen. Ouyen District Cricket Association will celebrate the milestone on Saturday, January 24, hosting two cricket matches, a Twenty/20 match and for something completely different a little blue tongue lizard racing. The weekend’s two feature cricket matches will see the Ouyen Rams playing the Underbool/ Torrita Underitas at Blackburn Park, while the Tempy Tigers will take on the Walpeup

•  ON YOUR MARKS: Locals John Collins and Vinnie Burns starting a blue tongue lizard race last year.

Blues at Ouyen High School. Both games are set to start between 1.30pm and 2pm. The Iluka Lizards and the Abigroup Bulls will then face off in a Twenty/20 match, from 8pm under lights at Blackburn Park. Both Twenty/20 teams will feature current players and past local legends of the game. Lisa Hughes, niece of former Australian player Merv Hughes, will be pulling on the Bulls colours, joining fast bowler Tom Smith, who has allegedly been clocked bowling at 150km/h. Then there are the blue tongue lizard races starting at 6.30pm. One event will see lizards placed in starting stalls in the centre of a 3200mm circle, with trainers allowed to use anything to entice

their lizards over the line. In the past trainers have had success with ripe strawberries and a concoction of bananas, tomatoes and fresh lettuce. An open invitation has been made to all former and current association players, with plans to induct a number of former players into the ODCA Hall of Fame. A dinner of prime Mallee lamb will be provided in the evening, with stubby holders, T-shirts, and Centenary Port and Blue Tongue Lizard beer available throughout the day. All proceeds from the celebrations will go towards junior cricket development in the area and the Ouyen Skate Park project. For more information contact Michael on 0428 212 996.

Olympic giant will be here for Mallee Sports Assembly awards night OLYMPIC basketballer Larry Sengstock will be guest speaker at this year’s Mallee Sports Star Awards. The four-time Olympian and multiple National Basketball League championship player will talk on his playing career at the awards night, to be held at Mildura Setts on Friday, February 6, from 7pm Sengstock, now 48, is Queensland born, and was one of the star players in the early years of Australia’s fledgling Ntional Basketball League. He played 456 NBL games over 18 seasons, starting with St Kilda Saints, and later played for the Brisbane Bullets, Gold Coast Rollers and North Melbourne Giants. Sengstock won five NBL championship rings, his first coming in 1979 with St Kilda. He was named Most Valuable

Player in the 1979 Grand Final. Twenty years later, the Grand Final MVP award would be renamed the Larry Sengstock Medal in his honour. Sengstock also won an NBL championship in 1980, again as a St. Kilda Saint. That year he was also named to the Australian Olympic team for the first time and played for the Boomers in Moscow. He also represented Australia at the Los Angeles, Seoul and Barcelona Olympic Games, and at four World Championship tournaments (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990). As a member of the Brisbane Bullets he won two more NBL titles, in 1985 and 1987, and won his last title as a North Melbourne Giant in 1994. Sengstock scored 5466 career points and recorded

3221 rebounds. He is 10th on the NBL’s all-time rebounding list. He was named to the AllNBL team in 1982, and was a unanimous selection for the NBL’s Hall of Fame in 2005. Sengstock is now a senior consultant for international projects with the Melbournebased Simply Great Leisure Group, and when the Mildura Weekly spoke to him on Wednesday, was at the airport ready to head overseas for another work project. He said he was looking forward to coming to Mildura to speak at the awards night. Tickets for the night, sponsored by Harvey Norman and 3MA, are $35 each (meal included), and available from the Mallee Sports Assembly at 262 Deakin Avenue, or by phoning 5021 3464.


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Mildura’s speedway superstar Leigh Adams cruised to a magnificent victory last Saturday night at the Gillman Speedway in Adelaide, taking a record 10th Australian Solo Speedway Championship...

Riding into the history books AN unstoppable Leigh Adams dominated all three rounds of this year’s Australian Solo Speedway championship and wrote himself into the record books at the same time. His amazing run started on January 3 at the large Newcastle Showgrounds venue, before moving to Mildura for a mid-week meeting last Wednesday and then on to Adelaide last weekend. Adams won all 15 of his heat rides and all of the A-final races at the conclusion of each meeting. Defending champion, Chris Holder was second overall, ahead of South Australia rider, Rory Schlein with Queenslander, Troy Batchelor, in fourth place for the series.

•  WINNING STYLE: This GLENN MILNE photograph shows Adams in scintillating form while INSET, Adams, right, and second placed Chris Holder, wave to the crowd during a victory lap of honour after Adams secured his 10th Australian Solo title.


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BY BREND0N GLEDHILL Adams was only headed on a few occasions, when other riders amongst the other three place getters were in an inside gate position and were able to apply short-lived pressure to the Mildura master before his amazing skill and speed put

him in a position to take control of each race. Many speedway scribes were staggered at Adams’ series domination, as many felt that the younger riders, now with more experience, riding in Elite League or particularly riding as part of Team Australia, where Adams would have passed on so much information to them, would have had some impact. He is still the class rider amongst the current crop of competitors. Pressure seemed to get to many of the riders in the middle of the pack and each of them had at least one meeting which they should forget, although each of them did quite well at times, proving that their skill

levels are sound, but that the pressure applied by Adams’ dominance was over powering.

Debutantes impress The two 16-year-old debutantes were amongst those to ride better than many pundits’ expectations. Queensland youngster, Darcy Ward was the first qualifier into the repercharge final at Gillman in a count back over Rory Schlein, who both finished with 11 points, and Justin Sedgmen completed the final meeting with a soundly gathered five points, even having Cameron Woodward finishing behind him in their final heat ride. Ward has excited fans through the series with his racing skill and focus on doing well with his best Adelaide effort being his opening ride when he relegated Cory Gathercole to second place and fellow Queenslander, Troy Batchelor to third place. He finished the series ninth overall. Defending champion, Chris Holder, was clearly the second best behind Adams and Schlein, who started well with second place at Newcastle, but two fifth places at both Mildura and his home track, Gillman, cost him dearly overall, although third place overall is still a creditable showing. Davey Watt, Qld, improved with each meeting, but a seventh place at Newcastle saw him play catch up for the remainder of the series. Watt has not been home for some seasons, but did enjoy the series and was well received by the fans and his recovery to finish in fifth place overall was a good return.

Doyle in big crash Next in line overall was Cameron Woodward then Ty Proctor and Jason Doyle, who completed the series in eighth place, even though he missed the final round after a big crash and a shoulder injury forced him out of the series after the Mildura meeting. Doyle was on track to battle for a podium place

with some strong rides, but sadly could not complete the series. Cory Gathercole had his best meeting at Gillman, relegating Schlein in his second heat, but was again being bumped out of a repercharge final place on count back, as he was at Newcastle. A wretched return at his home track at Mildura cost him dearly, but his return at the last round gave him a 10th place overall. The series was a big success, with good crowds in attendance and some good racing seen at all rounds. The dominance of Adams was the key feature but the depth of Australian talent was also evident, with the solid performances of some of the riders who came to the title by way of the qualifying meeting at Gosford.

Experience will count Whilst filling the positions in the bottom half of the stack, these riders will have gained enormously from the experience and will all have had a private opportunity to just assess themselves against Leigh Adams, not just from a riding perspective, but from a total professional view. They will now know and hopefully understand the sacrifices and actions which need to be made if they are really serious about becoming professional speedway riders in the future. The three promoters were delighted that 10 of the best riders were able to take advantage of free transport of race equipment from England to form the backbone of a well promoted series. The promoters have at least a three-year deal with Motorcycling Australia and more convenient timing of the departure of the container from England next season will see more riders take advantage of the container, with the result that Australian fans will get to see a larger number of the overseas professionals in the field for the 2010 titles.

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Super speedway sisters A RECORD number of drivers will converge on Timmis Speedway tonight and tomorrow night for the Australian Junior Sedan Championships. More than 100 drivers from across Australia will compete in the headlining event, featuring some of the hottest young driving talent in the nation. Two drivers who’ve had more spills and experience than their tender ages would suggest are Darwin sisters Ellie, 15, and Casey Hills ,13. Ellie and Casey, along with dedicated parents Roy and Maggie, estimate they’ve logged about 50,000 kilometres travel to events since their girls took up racing several years ago, which isn’t helped by living in Darwin. The Hills sisters hadn’t originally planned to take up speedway, despite the fact that their father was a multiple Victorian title winner in his younger days. “We were going to do go-karting,” Ellie said. “But we went to the speedway and enjoyed it, and dad ended up buying me a racing car, and we’ve been doing it ever since.” To the casual observer, racing cars, whether it be on bitumen or around a speedway track surrounded by concrete walls, might not be the safest pastime for children. But for Roy it was a chance for his daughters to develop valuable driving skills in a controlled environment. “I wanted to get them into racing so they could learn how to drive, that was the main reason for me,” he said. For both girls, their first races in the sport several years ago were a baptism by fire. “It was pretty scary because in

my first race I ended up smashing into the back of one of the cars because they made a really sudden stop, and I was at the very back of the pack and ran straight up the back of them and wrecked my radiator. That was in the first lap,” Ellie said. “But after my first race meeting I loved it and was ready for the next one.” “My first lap I got hit by one of the faster drivers, so that was pretty scary,” Casey said. Despite their bumpy start, both girls put their fears behind them and have excelled in the sport. Both have either top scored or second top scored at their Darwin club’s local series and are looking forward to mixing it up with more than 100 drivers set to compete in tomorrow night’s national title at Timmis Speedway. Not surprisingly in a sport where the old adage ‘rubbin’s racing’ applies, both girls have had their fair share of major spills, which they seem to measure in rolls – that is the number of times they’ve rolled in one single crash. Ellie holds the family record at seven rolls. Casey is not far behind with five. Looking longer term, Casey has her eyes firmly set on sprintcars, and despite being just 13, has already piloted an open-class 800-horsepower sprintcar around a speedway track. And she didn’t just idle around. There was plenty of opposite lock as she took the winged monster for several laps. Ellie and Casey will take on Australia’s best junior drivers at this year’s title, which includes 42 Victorians, 24 South Australians, 14 Western Australians and 11 Queenslanders.

The field includes State Champions Bronwyn Channing, Adrian Cottrell and a swag of former State title holders. Twenty-four heats will be fought out tonight to decide the final round of heats, which will be completed tomorrow night. For those who can’t make it to the track, free-to-air live coverage will be shown on •  SPEED SISTERS: Ellie and Casey Hills offer a peek into their ‘office’(top), while at right, Casey during one of her multi-roll crashes.

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WITH the finals of the A-League fast approaching, local attention is now focused on the upcoming 2009 S-League (Sunraysia

league) season, which promises to be huge. Football Federation Sunraysia (FFS) is a not-for-profit organisation based in Mildura. It is a community-based league with an over-riding priority to develop young players throughout the region. The Sunraysia League was originally formed to promote the development of the Football North West Victoria region and is not affiliated with any of the various privately run ‘soccer

schools’ that operate in Victoria. Late last year a new FFS committee was elected and this band of volunteers has been working tirelessly over the summer months to build on the successes of previous seasons and consolidate football’s position as the sport of choice for boys and girls in Australia. Part of this work included participating with the Mildura Rural City Council and Football Federation Victoria (FFV) to de-

velop a strategic plan which will see football continue to deliver a high quality and enjoyable experience for all participants and take advantage of events such as the Asian Cup and World Cup should Australia be successful in hosting those events. Over the summer, there have been a number of local players participating in the first season of the FFV Summer Zone competition with three profiled just before Christmas in the Mildura Weekly.

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Along with the launch of Summer Zone, recent months have also seen the launch of the W-League which is the National Women’s Football competition with most of the teams affiliated with their male A-League counterparts like Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory. It is interesting to note that at present, Canberra does not have a men’s side in the ALeague but it does have representation by Canberra United in the W-League.

Darcy’s bowlin’ them over! •  From back page “It was a big jump because I hadn’t really had much experience at that level and most of the bowlers that were down there had been bowling for quite some time,” Darcy said. “I hadn’t played for a while before that, but it was a good coming-of-age and I was actually happy with how I bowled.” In between rolling bowls down the greens, Darcy’s weekends have been kept busy with his other sporting passion – baseball. It’s another sport he’s excelled at. Playing for Saints, he’s taken the club’s C-grade best and fairest

and he was announced as the Sunraysia Baseball League’s C-grade Allstar. He’s also played for Sunraysia at representative level. Darcy, Michael Lodge and Brandon Tyers were the only Sunraysia bowlers selected to join the 14-member Provincial side, which is comprised of bowlers from the Sunraysia, Murray Valley, Northern Districts and Tyrell bowling areas. It will represent Darcy’s biggest challenge to date, but the 16-year-old isn’t fazed by the challenges that lay ahead. Rather, he’s relishing the chance to play against even better bowlers, all the while improving his natural skills on the greens.

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oving into second position on the premiership ladder following its impressive win over Settlers last weekend, West will be searching for its third win in succession when it takes on the Saints at Aero 2 tomorrow afternoon. It was a gutsy performance by the ‘green and whites’ considering the absence of skipper, Chris Williams, and gun bat, Gerard Sippel, from the team, however it was the efforts of Greg Norton (60), and Luke Atkinson (4/16) that inspired a vital three-wicket victory. Originally brought to the club for his bowling prowess, Norton has led the way at the batting crease for Mildura West so far this season, and has contributed a tick under 300 runs to the cause, averaging over 35 runs per innings. His consistent form with the ball has also not gone unnoticed, and in conjunction with undoubtedly the most improved player in the competition, Luke Atkinson, this unheralded duo has collected 32 scalps at the staggering average of 11.28 runs per wicket. West would still hold some concerns over its exploits with the blade during this current campaign, and while perhaps unlucky to be given out, the early dismissal of debutante, Alex Kuhanez, just continued to add to the club’s opening batting woes. Destined to square off against the potent Merbein South attack featuring Shane Trinick and Matthew Walder, the home side will be hoping that the confidence gained by Williams whilst on tour with the Victorian Country squad in the Barossa Valley can rub off on the likes of Kristjan Hobbs, Jason Bell, Mark O’Donnell and Lachlan Skinner. Refreshed and revitalised after an extra week off after the festive season break, Merbein South will be looking to reverse the second round result against tomorrow’s opponent in an attempt to press their claims for a final four berth. The Aerodrome Ovals have proven to be an unhappy hunting ground for the Saints in recent years., While a win is certainly not out of the question, they know they will have to be at their absolute best if they are to get over the line in this one. Their recent run of good form has come off the back of the hard working efforts of co-captains, Mark White and Adam Thomson, who have both seemingly fought a case of the early season jitters with the blade.

Despite a limited amount of on-field activity, it would be very hard not to acknowledge the heroics of Matthew Walder with the ball. Of course a team is not made up of just three individuals, and the visitors appear to have topped up their playing stocks nicely this season, with the addition of Jarrad Armsden, Aaron Finch, and the return of players such as Phil Matotek, Shaun Matthews and Joel McMahon enabling them to remain in major round contention.

counter, and skipper, Jason Bruhn will be looking to Weinert along with Nathan Bromby, Jake Reed, and Cunningham as he desperately attempts to arrest a worrying form slump. Inserted by Mildura East at the McLeod Oval in Wentworth last Saturday afternoon, the Blues battled their way to a modest 154run tally against an attack that featured former Scotland international, Craig Wright, and Zimbabwean firebrand, Ian Nicolson,

find more runs from the likes of Matt O’Connor along with youngsters Tim Watson and Josh Dean if they are secure their second victory of the 08/09 season. Stephen’s return will also add depth and versatility to the Coomealla Wentworth effort in the outfield, with his accurate left arm orthodox spinners generally proving to be a perfect foil for the out and out aggression of new ballers Shane Dalziel and inspirational leader, Tim Smith.

Irymple v Coomealla Wentworth


n light of losing their grip on top spot after falling well short of the mark against Workers at their last start, the Swallows will need to bring their ‘main’ game to the table when they play host to the Blues tomorrow at Henshilwood Oval. Batting first at Turf 3 after skipper, Jason Bruhn, called the toss of the coin correctly, Irymple soon found themselves in trouble, losing four wickets with only 57 runs on the board. It didn’t really get much better from there, as they were eventually bundled out for just 119 in the final of their allotted 40 overs. With the exception of Brendan Payne (27) and Nick Giofre (22), the rest of the pack appeared to be mesmerised by the wizardry of the Workers Gol Gol attack comprising seamers Brett Cumming, Matt Cameron, Stephen Gribble and leg-spinner, David Hogarth. Despite the fact they are taking a Coomie side that has only tasted the sweet spoils of success on one occasion during the current campaign, the hosts will have to work extra hard during their stint at the batting crease, with Brendan and Jordan Payne, Giofre, Jason Bruhn, Scott Cunningham coming up against the likes of Tim Smith, Shane Dalziel and Glen Stephen. While he may have found runs hard to come by since making the move from Chaffey Park during the off season, talented allrounder, Jeremy Weinert, certainly hasn’t forgotten how to let them go in anger. His sensational four-wicket haul last Saturday afternoon took his season’s tally to 15, moving him into fourth place in the aggregate standings behind Dan Wood, Hogarth and Luke Atkinson. As would be expected, a typically flat batting strip will be provided by highly regarded curator, Rex Rudd, for tomorrow’s en-

•  CATCH ME IF YOU CAN: Settlers all-rounder Liam Andrews displays the form that sees him at the top of the 2008/08 Player of the Year standings. however it was local star, Tom Vadlja, who finally put them to the sword. Seasoned performers Jeremy Giddings (73) and Dan Walters (33) rose to the challenge against East’s new look pace attack, as they delivered season’s best performances with the blade in hand. In the absence of regular opener, Glen Stephen, Giddings took the bit between his teeth and really relished the opportunity to make a return to the top of the batting list, a position whereby many supporters and opponents alike believe that he plays his best cricket. The likely inclusion of Stephen and Tim Plumridge this weekend will certainly add depth to the club’s batting stocks. However they will still need to

Mildura Settlers v Workers Gol Gol


riginally looming as an encounter to determine the outright leadership of the first division competition this fixture now presents Setts with the opportunity to remain in home final contention as they lock horns with Workers at Mildura Senior College. Going into their last outing as short priced favorites, Settlers were simply outplayed and outgunned by an inexperienced West combination that simply wanted it just a little bit more. Nottinghamshire native, Liam Andrews (61) held the batting effort together beautifully last Saturday afternoon, with a well crafted half century that enabled his team

to post a 146-run target on pitch that was expected to play lower and slower as the day rolled on. While Richie Wyld looked the goods during the early going at the top of the list, it was only Jake Stanbrook (32) who chanced his arm and his luck on several occasions that made any contribution of substance to the Settlers’ run scoring cause. In the field it was a real joint effort between seamers Dan Wood and Mark Kerr along with some tidy work from Andrews that kept Mildura Settlers in the contest right up until the dying overs. More will be needed from the likes of Ben Erskine, Brendan Rodgers, Wood and the tail if the reigning premiers are to repeat their semi-final result over the very talented Carramar Drive combine. The likely inclusion of young paceman, Jake Avery could just prove to be the extra spur that their bowling department has been looking for since the departure of Todd Pemble. Currently sitting on top of the stack, Workers Gol Gol has once again continued its outstanding recent run of home-and-away form, with another victory destined to push them even closer to the minor premiership. Returning to the inner city confines of Turf 3 for only the second time this season, Workers delivered a ‘blue collar’, workmanlike performance to dispose of the Swallows. While they were not at their absolute best, they still had enough petrol in the tank to get the job done. Dual Innes Medalist, David Hogarth, continued his outstanding form with the ball, as his crafty brand of leg spin accounted for four Irymple batsmen during a brief three-over stint at the bowling crease. A high quality performer during a long and decorated career at first division level, Hogarth has continued to provide opposition attacks with plenty of headaches out in the middle. But it has been his leg-spinning exploits that have come to the fore during the 2008/09 season. In what is expected to be a keenly contested affair, Workers will look to experienced campaigners such as Hogarth, Nick Carroll, Andrew Petrie, and captain, Simon Groves, in order to get the job done. Meanwhile seamers Brett Cumming, Stephen Gribble and Matt Cameron hold the key to a successful afternoon with the new ball in hand.


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FOR 16-year-old Darcy Waldron, the past 12 months have been a whirlwind ride around the bowls greens of Sunraysia.

He’s gone from sampling the sport during an interschool sports day to being just one of three Sunraysia bowlers selected to play in a 14-person regional bowls team which will compete in the Junior Provincial Bowls Championships next Thursday. Darcy’s selection followed a stellar performance at the recent Under 19 Group Championships, where Sunraysia coach Ken Job described his performance as “a superb display of draw bowling�.

The relaxed teenager this week explained how he entered the sport in a very social setting. “I played inter-school lawn bowls through Irymple Secondary College and I was told to take it on for a bit of a try, and they had their come-and-try day here (Irymple Bowls Club) so I came down, had a roll and I’ve been coming to Monday fun nights that they hold here,� he said. “I’ve since become a member and things have just taken off from there.� His recent success at the Under 19 Group Championships pitted him against his toughest opposition so far.

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•  ON A ROLL: Darcy Waldron sends another well weighted bowl down the green at Irymple Bowls Club. Photograph: JOE PASQUALE

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