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ou've probably noticed that we've emerged from the summer heat with a cool new look. You'll find lots more property-focused stories in the mix with our usual collection of lifestyle, travel and entertainment yarns. We love covering stories that matter to our readers, and for many, this means finding out more about what's happening in the world of buying and selling houses, taking a look at how our cityscape is changing and highlighting investment opportunities where possible. So our cover story is all about the extraordinary new luxury hotel that's sprung up near the nascent new stadium - Crown Towers. I stayed there a few weeks ago and was suitably impressed by the luxury on display. We've also got some advice from The Barefoot Investor, shine a spotlight on Mandurah and look forward to a new residential development in Carine. There’s also our usual collection of what’s on ideas, new books, new gadgets and gizmos as well as an interview with the family behind Wild Swimming Australia - a guide to where you can take a dip without the crowds (or crocs). If you're thinking of throwing a party any time soon, head over to the friendly team at California Pizza Kitchen - drink in the views and eat up the freshly tossed pizzas in one of the newest spots in town to celebrate. We've also got Adele, Justin Bieber, a farmer who's made garlic his passion and newcomer singer/songwriter Jess Kent who shares her thoughts and dreams. And of course on top of all that we've got over 200 new property listings from the Peard Real Estate group. All in all it's a brilliant way to enjoy the new year - and our new look.

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The Official Blues Brothers Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem from the original movie, and now fronting a world-class band complete with horn section the Official Blues Brothers Revue is a concert experience for the whole family.

Join WASO for an evening of music that captures the full force of nature. Beethoven’s Pastoral is one of the most beloved of all symphonies, a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendour and power. Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides conjures images of rolling waves off the rugged islands of Scotland.

David Helfgott returns to Mandurah in the 21st anniversary year of Shine, the Academy Award winning movie which was based on his life’s story. David’s program will include a selection of well-loved piano music all linked with his long and illustrious career.





Another bloody classic.

Following standing ovations across the country, hear Naomi Price tell Adele’s deliciously frank life story come alive in the words of this world-class performer backed by an electrifying seven-piece band, delivering the greatest hits from a megaplatinum catalogue, including Rolling in the Deep, Someone Like You, Turning Tables, Set Fire to the Rain and the Oscar-winning Skyfall.

The Gothic horror story swoops the country in a gripping, critically-acclaimed production created by shake & stir.



After forging a dazzling country music career that has won her 6 Golden Guitars, and stunning audiences on Dancing with the Stars, Australian favourite, Melinda Schneider steps back in time to pay homage to one of her musical heroes, Doris Day.



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Property News

 Perth and WA’s vibrant







Dream Homes


Selling houses


Hot spot - Carine




Interiors - Kitchens


Spotlight on Mandurah


Gardens - Lush lawns


Homewares - Romantic bedrooms

36 MANPAC 37 10 things to do in Mandurah


Decor - paint


Finance - The Barefoot Investor


Business - Help for tradies


Peard Real Estate Listings


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one of four double A Reserve passes to Matilda the Musical!



one of five double A Reserve passes to Sunset Wines


one of two lunch vouchers for two to Laputa



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PRIMOPicks Bright Sparks Bookshelf Couch Potato People - Wild Swimming Eats - Growing garlic Eats - California Pizza Kitchen Adventures Urban mountain biking City Stay - Crown Towers Health - Slowing down Entertainment - Justin Bieber & Adele Travel - South Africa Next Big Thing - Jess Kent Parties- Were you snapped? Home Truths

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The new

Twin Towers?


erth’s central business district is the suggested site of a $1.85 billion World Trade Centre after a private sector redevelopment proposal progressed to the stage two detailed assessment phase under the Liberal National Government’s unsolicited bids policy. State Premier Colin Barnett said the project was the first to successfully complete the Stage One preliminary assessment and would involve developing a unique commercial, residential and entertainment precinct on 1.9 hectares of land between the


Perth and McIver train stations. “World Trade Centre Perth is proposing a development that will involve an iconic architectural design to showcase Western Australian capabilities and commercial opportunities, connecting Perth to 327 World Trade Centre locations around the globe,” Mr Barnett said. “That a developer is willing to make this investment demonstrates strong confidence in the future of Perth and has the ability to stimulate diverse trade and investment opportunities for the state. The $1.85 billion World

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Trade Centre Perth proposal includes the construction of two towers, 36 and 75 levels respectively, with associated commercial/retail, residential and recreational facilities which will include building above the existing train line. The proposal will now undergo a detailed assessment and require the proponent to address a number of specific requirements including demonstration of financial and technical capacity to deliver, subject to the proponent entering into a participation agreement with the State

Government. The West Australian reported that the Jordanian billionaire behind the proposal was describing the incredible development as “more than just buildings”. “A shopping mall, hotel, international trade, investment and convention centre would be woven into high-rise buildings that would also feature apartments and restaurants in what the Premier said was a landmark development for Perth,” the newspaper reported. Watch this space. ••



new $42 million East Green housing project is set to deliver 140 new residences in Greenwood, the government has announced. The mix of one, two and three bedroom homes will be located less than 20km from Perth’s CBD, making the working week commute that little more bearable for those

who make the move. Housing Minister Brendon Grylls said the State Government and developer Frasers Property Group had worked closely with local residents and the council to ensure East Green added value to the community. “That’s why we’ve included significant tree retention and 25

per cent public open space in the design - more than double the requirement,” Mr Grylls said. “We will build out the site rather than selling off parcels of land to ensure there is an integrated outcome.” The State Government provided the land and has partnered with leading developer Frasers Property

Group to finance and deliver the $42 million project. Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2020.



East Green residents will enjoy nearby amenities including childcare services, a medical centre, Greenwood Primary School and Cockman Park.

The Housing Authority purchased the 3.86 hectare site from the Department of Education in 2011.

The first display home will be available to view in early 2017.

Over 150 new jobs in the construction industry will be created as a result of the development.

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new free exhibition Reform: The History of Reformative Measures at Fremantle Prison opened in January and is already proving to be a big hit. From the days of floggings and leg irons to religion and education, the exhibition explores how authorities attempted to reform prisoners during 136 years of operation from 1855 to 1991. Visitors will learn about the reformists and the notorious villains, the prisoners who made good and the jailer who turned bad. “People may remember the names of famous inmates such as notorious gunman Ernest ‘Shiner’ Ryan, who was


a model prisoner and became a much respected member of the Fremantle community,” a spokesman said. “There is the uplifting story of education officer teacher Noel White, who was employed to teach prisoners to paint and was behind the internationally acclaimed Carrolup artwork. “On the flipside, there is the story of the first Prison superintendent Thomas Hill Dixon, who introduced significant reform measures in the 1850s, only to be caught siphoning prison funds to pay off his significant debts. “The story of reform is a very fitting way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the closure of

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FAST FACTS this once notorious maximum security prison - a place that played a significant role in WA’s history over nearly 14 decades of its operation as a jail.” The exhibition includes original documents, artworks and objects from the prison’s collection and is on display in the prison museum until November 5, 2017. Entry is free. ••

Fremantle Prison closed on November 8, 1991, and opened three months later as a tourism attraction

• It welcomes more than 200,000 visitors annually

It was listed as a World Heritage site in 2010



• The new $5,000 boost

payment applies to contracts entered into between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017, for the purchase or construction of a new home, as well as owner builders who lay foundations of their home between those dates.

• Homes must be

completed within certain timeframes. If you enter into a contract to build a home, construction must start within 26 weeks from you signing the building contract, and the home must be completed within 18 months after construction commences.

• If you are an owner

First home owners grant a big hit


t’s the start to 2017 we all hoped for - some good news after a challenging 12 months in the housing arena. The rise in the First Home Owners Grant from $10,000 to $15,000 coupled with a relaxation in the eligibility criteria for Keystart home loans has proved to be a popular move in the early days of 2017. In early January enquiries were running at 160 per day from potential home buyers, and the government is hopeful that the knock-on effect of this resurgence in an interest in home ownership will create over 3,000 jobs, including 300 apprentices and trainees. First home owners will receive $15,000 from January 1 to December 31, 2017, a move that’s expected to create an additional 650 first homebuyers this year. Deputy Premier and Training and Workforce

Development Minister Liza Harvey said many potential first home buyers had been surprised to learn how the grant could assist both those looking to buy in new suburbs and in more established areas. “Keystart received 1,139 enquiries in seven days following the announcements about the boosted First Home Owners Grant and changes to Keystart eligibility,” Ms Harvey said. “The State Government wants to ensure the community is aware the changes can benefit a variety of developments, including those in infill locations. “With the First Home Owners Grant available to purchases of off-the-plan apartments and homes that have been substantially renovated, many West Australians have greater choice of location for their first home, including close to the city.”

The new jobs created by this first homebuyers' boom was an added advantage, she said. “These workers will include about 300 apprentices and trainees who are vital to ensuring Western Australia has an ongoing skilled workforce,” she said. Ms Harvey said the 12-month boost to the grant, coupled with the existing generous transfer duty assistance provided to first home buyers, was one of many measures the State Government was introducing to support the state’s economy. Treasurer Mike Nahan said the 12-month boost to the grant, coupled with the existing generous transfer duty assistance provided to first homebuyers, was one of many measures the State Government was introducing to support the growth in the state. “Eligible first homebuyers

builder or purchase a new home ‘off-the-plan’, including apartments, construction of your home must be completed by June 30, 2019.

• As with the existing grant,

the boost payment applies to new homes up to the value of $750,000 (or up to $1 million if the home is located north of the 26th parallel).

• The estimated cost of the additional boost payments is about $45 million. For more information visit purchasing vacant land on which to build their home will continue to pay no duty on purchases up to $300,000, and pay a reduced amount of duty on land up to $400,000,” Dr Nahan said. “Those buying an established home or a newly constructed home also pay no duty for homes up to $430,000, and reduced transfer duty on homes up to $530,000.” ••

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anaging your own investment property can be a difficult and time consuming job, which is why many of us choose to enlist the help of a professional property manager to do the hard work for us. However, if you are managing your own assets, then having the best tools in your pocket can make the world of difference. That’s where the app Landlord Property Buddy comes in. Landlord Property Buddy was created by landlords, for landlords and with features that help you set up recurring expenses, create monthly breakdowns of income and expenses, set calendar reminders and reporting options, you


can be better equipped to manage your investment. The intuitive dashboard streamlines your property’s data and information, including collected and outstanding rent and your income and expenditures over the last 12 months. Never forget important property appointments like inspections and insurance renewals again, with Landlord Property Buddy’s reminders and document storage. You can send your tenants invoices via the app, and stay in contact with them by email, phone or SMS with just one click. The app allows Cloud sync between your iPhone and iPad devices and works offline so you can stay on top of your properties while you’re on the go. Landlord Property Buddy offers a 20-day free trial and is available for download on the App Store for iOS. Visit for more information. Visit / com/au/app/landlordproperty-buddy/ id886872867?mt=8

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onceived by the acclaimed designer Yael Kurlansky and built by boutique builder Rob Spadaccini, it took two years to design and build this bespoke masterpiece – and now it’s up for grabs. Kurlansky strove for perfection down to the very last detail, adopting a holistic approach which combined all facets of building and interior and landscape design. Choosing the colours of a chocolate box, she created unity and warmth while the combination of stainless steel and stunning European Beech enhanced the home’s timeless and comfortable interior. The design makes the most of the wide northern aspects of the block by wedging the house into the back corner and opening up all the living areas to the north, in the process creating privacy, tranquility and seclusion for the pool and outdoor living areas. Virtually every room takes advantage of the greenery surrounding the home, bursting with sun in winter and boasting glorious shade during the hot summer months. Exceptional custom-built furniture by acclaimed ARQ Designs graces every room,

ensuring the home oozes elegance and style from every corner. The lounge boasts a concealed entertainment unit, the dining room a recessed timber wine bar with opaque glass doors and the boutique kitchen offers a concealed pantry, an integrated fridge, dishwasher and a built-in American-style dining area. The well-equipped laundry facility is hidden behind the kitchen, adjacent to the back door and the garage.

 Exquisite homes may come and go, but those designed by Yael Kurlansky are a little harder to come by than your average real-estate offering.

FAST FACTS Address 5 Tweed Crescent, Coolbinia Price $1,995,000 Year 2004 Beds Three Baths Two Agent Paul and Sue Middleton, Peard Real Estate Call 0419 939 391 or email: team.middleton@peard.

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t was the Foxtel show that had us all drooling - and dreaming - of moving house and into any one of the I Own Australia’s Best Home’s residences. But for us Sandgropers, there was one in particular that made us glow with pride - and it made it to the finals to boot: a North Perth Art Deco reno. Every corner of this property – from the 2,600 Japanese mosaic tiles painstakingly applied by hand in the ensuite, to the lovingly matched and restored ceiling roses, cornices, doors and leadlight windows – is


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imbued with the character of the family who created it. Jason and Nicole Saunders have done far more than just restore this 1937 property; instead, they’ve reimagined it, adding a unique two-storey extension and creating a contemporary, liveable and soulful home that remains true to its art-deco heritage. This home is one of magnificent contrasts and textures, innovative, handpicked designer touches, and love – so much love. High-gloss black finishes are softened with the white of the original

home, plus plenty of natural materials, mirrored surfaces, and the greenery of nature. It’s a home, says building designer Jason, that is an ode to thinking outside of the square. “Primarily this is our home, but it’s also a showpiece of our design practice,” he says. “Our home shows people that you can do things differently without spending millions of dollars. “More than anything, this house is a reflection of us.” Jason and Nicole bought the property

six years ago, attracted to its character, obviously, but also the weeping peppermint trees lining the street. “The house was pretty much in its original condition,” Jason says. “There was a living room, two bedrooms, kitchen and dining room, with an asbestos lean-to out the back, containing the laundry and toilet.” Although it would have ultimately been cheaper to demolish and rebuild, this was never a consideration for Jason and his wife Nicole – an interior designer by profession, and one half of the couple's design practice,

arc seven.1. “The project really evolved out the way the Europeans treat their historic buildings – they use white to highlight the old features, and black for the new. At night, when the buildings are lit up, you can only see the old, historic features," says Jason. “We followed that lead: white for the original, black for the new. We wanted the white to be what you see from the streetscape.” Using the black-and-white theme as their starting point, Jason and Nicole set

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about transforming the property. A carport was added to the front, along with a plunge pool that doubles as a water feature. The basic internal structure of the original home remains largely as it was, although the ceiling has been replaced, the

WINNING WAYS Below, Jason and Nicole Saunders made it to the finals of Foxtel's I Own Australia's Best Home with their gorgeous North Perth residence.


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architectural details meticulously matched, and the original jarrah flooring restored and stained black. “We actually found a house in Menora with another 100sqm of the exact same floorboards, which we were able to use,” Jason recalls. The original living room became a home office, the kitchen and dining room a meeting room and luxurious powder room, and the two bedrooms transformed

into an open, opulent master suite with dressing room and ensuite. This room is quite clearly Jason and Nicole’s sanctuary, and a space they adore – from the mirrored dividing wall to the meticulously restored leadlight windows and newly added ensuite. Oh, this ensuite. Flooded with natural light from a louvre window and skylight – with uplights, downlights and LED strip lights to transform the space at night – this ensuite is all about warmth, character and texture. The original art deco home flows into the new two-storey extension via a dramatic glass box, through which sunlight is delicately filtered. “The layout and the orientation of the extension was really dictated by the sun and the northern light, and making the most of the winter sun,” Jason explains. The glass box covered in greenery was inspired by a stay Jason and Nicole had in Establishment Hotel, Sydney, many years ago. “Their breakfast room is a two-storey glass box between two buildings. I’ve always thought this idea of creating volume and height on a small footprint is just perfect.” Beyond the glass box lies an open-plan space comprising the kitchen, laundry, dining and living area, plus kids’ activity and stairs to the first floor and its three minor bedrooms and family bathroom. “It was important to us that the second


- I OWN AUSTRALIA’S BEST HOME - the final cut THE WINNER: The judges chose the stunning ‘Surf’s Up Stone House’ in the northern Sydney suburb of Bilgola to take the title of Australia’s Best Home. This fabulous home is a reinvention of an iconic stone-and-timber 70s beach pad. FINALISTS: Eco Beach House in Belongil, NSW: Perched on the grass above Belongil Beach, this family home underwent a massive renovation in 2010 to incorporate owner Joanna’s passion for “bio architecture”. Modern Surfside house in Whale Beach, NSW: David and Robert completed the build of their three-storey, ultra-modern dream weekender in 2006, after working with the highly regarded architect Alex Popov.

storey didn’t dominate the original home,” Jason explains. “From the street, you actually don’t see the second storey; it’s all tucked away.” Given that the home sits on a 490sqm block, making the most of every available millimetre was vital. As such, the dining area completely opens up on two sides to create a seamless link to the outdoors.Vertical gardens and hanging planters add greenery to the space, and create a true feeling of tranquillity. It is in the open-plan living space that Jason and Nicole have indulged their love of form and materials. The ceiling is a pre-primed cladding product from James Hardie called Axon, while the walls of the living room are concrete slabs, with all their imperfections. “Because there’s a laneway at the back, I

wanted to create a wall that felt like it had always been there,” Jason says. “On the day the formworkers came, it poured with rain, but they worked through it. The rain has given a textural element to the concrete; we just put a sealer over the top and that’s it. It is what it is.” Jason and Nicole’s appreciation for raw, organic materials and meticulous attention to detail has provided this home with an unparalleled sense of warmth and character. This is their home, where their children will grow up and dogs will take ownership. “Just before we moved in, I sat out the back and said to Nicole: ‘I can see myself never moving.’ The house may keep evolving, but we’ll stay here and evolve with it. “This house shows what happens if you’re open to the idea of possibilities. It’s not prim and proper – it’s a home.” PL

Cool Concrete house in Torquay, Victoria: Builder Damian and his artist wife Prudence built a robust, contemporary home in Torquay from Damian’s favourite material, concrete. Romantic Queenslander house in Wilston, QLD: Dating from 1904, this home was restored to its former glory by Jo and John, whose parents were married here. Outback Trailblazer in Alice Springs, NT: Doctors Steve and Ciara love their two-storey, contemporary glass and polishedconcrete home. Tropical Maze House in Federal, NSW: Set on 40 acres, this home includes rolling lawns, a pool, citrus grove, yoga studio, enormous teepee and an almost full-sized maze. February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE



Opportunity NEW DIGS The Cove, Sanctuary and The Dunes make up a unique, boutique-style development offering a range of luxury apartments and townhouses in Carine.


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ne of the few suburbs to record growth in Perth’s tough 2016 market, the northern suburb of Carine hasn’t always been easy to get into. Why? Because people don’t want to leave and for good reason. For a relatively small area, the modest suburb of Carine packs a whole lot for its local residents. With its abundance of parks, open spaces, amenities, including Carine Glades, Karrinyup shopping centre and a Country Club, it’s easy to see the area's appeal. Carine was also recently named one of the safest suburbs in Perth, adding to its already huge appeal for buyers. Many of the homes in the area have been tied up for well over 20 years by owner occupiers but that’s all about to change according Karen Riches from Peard Real Estate. “The development of the old Carine TAFE site is providing a variety of opportunities for local babyboomers to sell their large homes and downsize, while still remaining in the area they know and love. “This will certainly see a change for Carine and the latest luxury boutique developments we are marketing in the area are a great example of the changes in housing options to come she says.

“When people think of the new buildings being built on the old Carine TAFE site, they mainly think of the six plus level skyscraperlike buildings, but this is only a small part of the site. There are actually a whole range of apartments and townhouses available - it’s like an exclusive estate - you really need to drive through the area to see it.” The Cove, Sanctuary and The Dunes make up a unique, boutique development offering a range of luxury apartments and townhouses. Completed and ready to move in, they feature a lifestyle and space to be

envied, the properties feature high-end finishes, spacious balconies and courtyards, free-flowing/open-plan living spaces and a location that's hard to beat. Whether you are downsizing in the area or looking to get your foot into the awesome suburb, the development offers something for everyone. PL

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COOK LIKE A LEGEND: Chef Ken Hom has sold more than eight million woks - and now he has a new collection of Performance Lifestyle kitchenware celebrating 30 years of the brand. Available from Myer stores nationwide. Below, Smeg's white linear kitchen range is leading the way as design lovers return to white, glass and stainless stell. The look is pure, subtle and pristine - until the toddler starts baking muffins of course . . . Visit Bottom, sit comfortably on Satara's New York Oak framed stools. Enjoy the contemporary design that blends neutral oak timbers and leather or lined seat fabrics From $715. Visit

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Lord of the




t’s time for Aussies to get back to their “grass roots” and love their lawns, says gardening guru Don Burke. The greenfingered expert is urging householders to cherish their lawns for the health of their family, pets, quality of life – and the environment. Lawns provide an abundance of benefits – from societal and health to environmental, says Don and it’s hard to argue with the esteemed horitculturist when you think about it. Not only do they prevent soil erosion and absorb rainwater to improve drainage, they also provide an outdoor area for families to play and entertain, get kids away from their screens, reduce noise pollution, clean the air, enhance the value of your property – and they can even lessen stress and improve blood pressure. “A healthy, attractive, weed-free lawn creates a sense of pride and community, and encourages our kids to get off their devices and spend time outdoors,” says Don. “And


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lawns are an environmental powerhouse.” Scotts Australia has been a lawn care innovator for over a century and has just launched its Australian-developed Lawn Builder range of slow release liquid fertilisers – a world first – to keep Australia’s lawns looking their best. “Research has shown that only one in four households fertilise their lawns,” explains Don. “But with this true slow release fertiliser, Scotts has made it easy to provide proper nutrition to keep lawns green and healthy – perfect for the family to play on. It feeds your lawn for a whole season, is hosed on in just minutes – and it’s child and pet friendly, the only such product of its kind on the market. Plus, there’s no environmentpolluting waste of excess nutrients. “With the use of Scotts lawn care products, your lawn can be lush and attractive, as environmentally friendly as the solar panels on your roof – and very waterefficient too. Gone are the days of waterguzzling, polluting lawns.”

BENEFITS OF LAWNS – AND HOW TO KEEP THEM IN TIP TOP CONDITION Lawns create community hubs The lawn was an integral part of growing up for many of us, with the sound of a mower or scent of cut grass able to trigger childhood memories. Playing on the lawn till mum called us in for dinner not only created an active childhood, but also encouraged us to connect with our neighbours. “A healthy lawn is the connective tissue that bonds neighbourhoods – physically and aesthetically – instilling a sense of collective pride and enhancing feelings of community,” says Don. “Providing a green space for kids to play on encourages local children to interact more.” Making it easy to create lush lawn is Scotts Lawn Builder hose-on liquids, which click on to your garden hose so you can switch between fertilising and watering on the spot. Another great thing about this

product is that it is pet and child friendly, which means they can get back to enjoying the yard straight after it dries. Swap screen time for green time Screen time for young children is rising at an alarming rate, with paediatric specialists and researchers citing a dramatic increase in behavioural and developmental issues. Getting our kids to swap screen time with green time has never been more important. “Making your lawn attractive is an effective way to entice children away from their iPods, iPads, smartphones and tablets, and into the backyard where they can be active, play with their pets, get their hands dirty, and do what kids need to do to grow up strong and healthy,” says Don. Buffalo is probably the most popular lawn in Australia today and there are lawn-building liquid fertilisers specifically designed for this family favourite. “Buffalo tends to lose colour quickly, especially in winter, and it can be slow to repair damaged spots,” explains Don. “Lawn Builder Buffalo helps thicken your lawn to prevent weeds and fixes damaged spots now, making it stronger in future.” Grass is healthy for the environment Healthy lawns not only look great but also improve the quality of air we breathe in and around our home. Lawns help absorb and sequester carbon dioxide gases (more than trees) and regulate soil ion, as grass binds soil more effectively than any other plant. “I started using Scotts Lawn Builder over 20 years ago and still use it because of its slow release formula that does not pollute the ground or local waterways,” says Don. “In fact, it sticks to the soil and delivers nutrients to the root zone where it’s needed the most, for up to three months – no other liquid fertiliser can do that.” Our humble lawn also helps dissipate heat, reducing summer temperatures that often dissuade us from heading outdoors during the day. A continuing source of oxygen and cool air, they also prevent hot spots, or “heat Islands” as they are known, from developing around our home. “With Scotts’ new, world-first, slow release liquid fertiliser, we can now create the perfect environment friendly, carbon sequestering green carpet,” says Don.

FAST FACTS AVAILABLE FROM BUNNINGS stores, the Scotts Lawn Builder range is the feed your lawn needs and it has everything homeowners need to build and maintain a better lawn. It comes in three liquid variants depending on your needs: - Lawn Builder Extreme Green - Lawn Builder Buffalo - Lawn Builder +Organics For more infor visit scottsaustralia. Scotts Australia is part of the US-owned international Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, the world’s No. 1 branded lawn and garden products company. The company takes pride in manufacturing and

distributing products that work with the environment. Its trusted brands include Osmocote and Lawn Builder. “Dedicated to a beautiful world” is Scotts Australia’s commitment. It has a focus on gaining a superior understanding of what consumers want, by undertaking extensive research and development programs and launching innovative new products that help customers to successfully grow beautiful gardens, strong trees and healthy lawns. Innovation is vital to Scotts Australia and it invests significantly in research and development at its Sydney facilities to develop February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


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Femme Clock, $79.95, Art Club Concept,

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Knot pillow pink, $169.90, top3 by design,

Piper 48cm x 48cm velvet cushion, $90, GlobeWest,

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Sigrid Vase, 22cm natural, $25, Lorraine Lea,

Astrid Planter, $29, Lorraine Lea,

Ever Thine, Ever Mine, Ever Ours - framed wall art print, $149.95, Rachel Kennedy Designs,

Bogart Tulip Chair, $1,950, Globe West,

Scented Space Solace Soy Candle green and citrus, $44.95, Apsley and Company,

Copper and Ceramic Candle Holders (pair), $16.50, Casetta Living,

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TOP INTERIOR COLOURS FOR SUMMER 2017 Manila An inviting muted cream with a hint of peach, this colour is perfect for living spaces and areas where homeowners want to create a sense of warmth and essence of light. Army Fatigues A deep green that can create a calming and relaxing effect in any space, Army Fatigues is a seamless colour solution for a formal living room, bedroom, study or entry spaces.

his summer, interiors will be inspired by a global flavour with a combination of adventurous and exotic colours marking the season. According to paint experts Dulux, the colour trend for summer 2017 will encompass warm, deep hues such as red, burgundy and orange. Derived from the 2017 Dulux Colour Trends, Antidote: A Colour Cure, Entwine palette, summer colours will take their cues from a mix of tribal and South American themes that inspire an eclectic, yet modern style, embracing the idea of connection. Dulux’s Andrea Lucena-Orr, says the key colours this summer, such as the brand’s Manila, Buttercookie and Gold Pheasant, create a comforting mood. “The summer palette for 2017 has a very different feel when compared with last year’s cool, pastel hues. This season’s colours evoke a cosy and inviting environment in the home. “Rich colours add a dramatic atmosphere, while deeper tones create a sense of tranquillity, ideal for creating a place to relax,” says Andrea. “Homeowners can create a statement with a beautiful mid green like Dulux Army Fatigues.This shade really complements lighter timbers, rich textiles and natural elements. “For those hoping to inject some warmth into their space, vivid red and orange shades like Carmen Miranda and Temptress can be used behind a favourite art piece or in a block design to really highlight a key feature of a room.” Summer will see the popularity of bold colours in the home increase. Even a small volume of dramatic colour in a master bedroom or a formal living space can transform the ambience within the space. For those not ready to take an adventurous colour leap, soft warm nudes and biscuit hues can be used in high volume areas to really transform a space. For a more striking impact, incorporate bolder colours from the Entwine palette on doors or entry spaces. Andrea says, “Never feel afraid to add colour to your home, it can only enrich your experience and really help you individualise your personal space.” To complete the Entwine theme, complement these summer hues with a variety of textured and woven accessories. “There are so many homeware items that work beautifully with the colours from the summer palette, in particular woven materials to highlight these shades and add a layering effect. “Try potted plants in woven planters to enhance the ambience of a room.”

Buttercookie A stunning caramel with a subtle ginger undertone, Buttercookie will provide a beautiful glow and great light reflectance in any room. It also works well to contrast whites and darker grey hues. Gold Pheasant This truly is a chameleon colour with a red and orange undertone. Depending on the light, Gold Pheasant can look a little pink or gold and is a beautiful hue to use in bedrooms and formal living spaces. It can also be used on highlights to create a key focal point in a room. Temptress A warm and rich burnished orange which can be used in many rooms such as a formal living area or study, Temptress creates a sense of fun and encourages a social environment. Carmen Miranda This hue can be used to create a cosy and inviting space, boasting a deep red with a slight earthy undertone. Carmen Miranda is such a versatile colour, pairing perfectly with many other shades such as greens, blues and ochres. STYLE TIPS FOR SUMMER 2017 Embrace the trend of weaving in décor items such as modern cane furniture, woven leather details and lighting. Use tropical leaves and plants to add a lush botanical vibe. Layer rugs for a textured look in living areas, don’t be afraid to mix colours, patterns and textures. Go bold with colour palettes that combine warm shades like Carmen Miranda, Temptress and Gold Pheasant or pare the look back with nude shades of Manilla and Army Fatigues green details.

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t’s been a bad start to the year for many tradies in the building industry, with several high profile building groups hitting the wall resulting in unpaid debts. And the industry took another hit recently when it was reported in January that work had stopped on about 130 residential home building sites as Perth builder BuiltonCorp was placed into voluntary administration. The ABC reported that the company owed money to creditors and staff, with many sub-contractors bearing the brunt of the collapse in unapaid fees. To help stabilise the building industry a new code of conduct for WA’s building and construction industry has been introduced to prevent anti-competitive behaviour, improve workplace safety and add to the suite of measures adopted by the State Government to ensure subcontractors are paid on time. Finance and Small Business Minister Sean L’Estrange said the introduction of the WA Building and Construction Industry Code of Conduct 2016, together with recent amendments to the Construction Contracts Act 2004 and the introduction of Project Bank Accounts for Department of Finance contracts, would promote competition and support small businesses so they were not subjected to unfair business


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practices. “Non-compliance of the code could see building and construction contractors excluded from working on Government projects,” Mr L’Estrange said. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said the code would apply from January 1, 2017, to major state building and construction contracts worth more than $10 million and would be rolled out to all other contracts when provisions could be drafted and included in the tendering process. “It is anticipated the code will apply to nine major projects before the end of January 2017 with a combined contract value in excess of $250 million,” Mr Mischin said. “This staged approach to implementation will ensure contractors tendering for major projects have the capacity to meet the obligations of the code. “The code includes specific measures to support small business including prohibiting anti-competitive behaviour such as price fixing and sham contracting and the ability to sanction head contractors who had failed to make payments or return retention money within the specified time. “It will also address unfair contracting terms where head contractors expect subcontractors to sign contracts which could disadvantage them.”

FAST FACTS A Building and Construction Compliance Unit had been established within the Department of Commerce to monitor compliance with the code, and work closely with the industry to assist its participants in understanding the code The unit will run information sessions during December 2016 and January 2017 to assist building industry participants to comply with their obligations More information is available at

Treasurer Mike Nahan said the code would ensure value for money for WA taxpayers during the construction of State infrastructure projects. The Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2016 will reduce maximum payment terms permitted in construction contracts to 30 business days, which equates to 42 calendar days, from April 3, 2017, and make it easier for subcontractors to access the rapid adjudication for resolving payment disputes. Project Bank Accounts protect subcontractors from head contractor insolvency by ensuring funding is available to meet subcontractors’ legitimate payment entitlements via a dedicated bank account, rather than relying on payment by the head contractor. PL

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ooking for an appropriate rental property when there’s lots of choice on the market can be an overwhelming task. Is the property pet friendly? How close is it to public transport? What’s the neighbourhood like? These questions are often solved by visiting and viewing the property and talking to the property manager. To help make finding a rental easier, REIWA recently launched Home Open Manager, a customised online booking system for rental seekers. This booking system will help you easily book into a home open or request a viewing time for any rental property you’re interested in listed on LOCK IN A VIEWING On, there are thousands of rental properties across Western Australia for you to choose from. Once you find a property you like, you can find out if you love it by booking into a home open using the ‘Book Inspection’ button on the property advertisement page. REIWA's Home Open

Manager system will do the rest. Once you have booked a viewing, you will receive SMS and email confirmations with the property manager’s details, directions to the rental and other useful information. Additionally, you’ll receive a reminder email or SMS on the day of the viewing, as well as any notifications of changes to the property’s vacancy or the home open time. So you will always be up-to-date. If you’re unable to attend a home open, Home Open Manager also allows you to cancel your booking at the click of a button within the initial confirmation email or by using an SMS cancel code. REQUEST AN OPEN TIME If the rental you are interested in on reiwa. com does not have a scheduled home open time, you can easily request a viewing using the ‘Email Agent’ button on the property advertisement page. Simply complete the email form and the system will connect you directly to the agent. If the property is available to view, you

will receive a notification to confirm your booking or to suggest another appropriate viewing time. NOT JUST FOR RENTERS Home Open Manager is also a useful tool if you have an investment property. If you have a rental advertised on reiwa. com through a REIWA agent, Home Open Manager can track enquiries made about the property, the number of bookings for a home open and even give you information about how much rent your vacant property has lost.You can receive this information in an easy to read report to help you determine the best rental price and marketing strategy for your property to get a tenant in quicker. REIWA Home Open Manager makes finding your next rental easy, so you can settle into your new home as soon as possible. Speak to your REIWA property manager to find out how you can book into a home open or obtain a Home Open Manager report for your investment property. PL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE





rom “the new guys in town” , to the go-to real estate office in Victoria Park, the Peard Real Estate team are climbing up the ranks, and they’re looking for likeminded professionals to help them become bigger and better. Tash Welburn (pictured above with CEO Peter Peard) has been kicking some serious behind since joining the team two years ago, as a shareholder. With an impressive 35 sales under her belt in the last year alone, it’s easy to see why she’s the most trusted and


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recommended agent in the area. Tash says joining Peard Real Estate was a great decision for her career, and she’s keen to see the office grow. “As real estate agents, we tend to work independently and I do love that about my job, but working with a team that can challenge you and help you further yourself, is even better. “We’ve got a fabulous little team here at Peard Vic Park and now that we are well and truly established, we want to see it

grow so we can share our knowledge and success”, says Tash. Sign up for a position within the office, and not only will you be entering a friendly and supportive team environment, but you’ll have the opportunity to learn from the best. Literally. “I’m really keen to see some fresh, motivated agents join our team," says Tash. “You’ve got to have the right attitude and hunger to succeed, but you’ve also got to be down to earth and know how to have

a laugh.”

Ten minutes with

TASH WELBURN DL How did you get into real estate? TW I started buying and renovating houses and while engaging agents to sell my homes, I found them all to be very boring and lacking passion. I figured if I could do even 10% better than them, I could make it work. DL What’s your secret to success? TW Keeping it real! I don’t pretend to be anyone but myself. People like real people. DL Any pointers for new agents? TW You’ve probably guessed it - keep it real! Don’t try and reinvent yourself and become someone you are not. DL What do you love most about your job? TW Negotiating! I could honestly do it all day. There’s no bigger rush that getting a deal across the line. DL What makes selling in East Vic Park so great? TW It’s just such an up and coming suburb with loads of character houses and a funky cafe strip. Best of all, it’s not pretentious.

Do you want to be a part of Victoria Park’s success story? With a leading brand, innovative marketing and a supportive team, Peard Real Estate can help take your career to the next level. You’ll have access to all the tools for success plus work alongside the area’s best! Call Melissa Farrell, Director of Business Resource on 0404 084 244 for a confidential chat.

DL Describe the Vic Park office vibe and team. TW I’m lucky to say that not only are they my work colleagues, but we share a close bond which is a rarity in this industry we are a team and have each other’s backs while having loads of laughs in the process. It’s never boring in our office! PL

THE STATS ARE IN... AND WE'RE NUMBER 1! Peard Group has been recognised as the Top Group in the state for December 2016. With only 12 offices, these results prove that quality over quantity always prevails. We're not about opening an office on every corner, we're about ensuring that every one of our awesome offices are successful - offering clients nothing short of a premium service every single time. We’re focused on being the best we can be, not the biggest. February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


PROPERTY Preparing to sell




ften home owners who decide to sell finally get around to completing jobs around the house they had been intending to do for years. Fixing the paving, painting the front fence and repairing the side gate are typical examples of ‘little’ jobs that fit into the “I must get to that one day” category. THE LITTLE JOBS MATTER When preparing your home for sale, these ‘little’ jobs are important in achieving an expedient sale at the highest possible selling price. This is because buyers typically notice


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the little jobs too; an ill-fitting gate is easily and cheaply repaired, yet can loom large in the buyer’s mind as a more major problem that hints at other areas of the property being neglected. BEWARE OF OVER-CAPITALISING Of course, you need to be cautious about “over-capitalising” when preparing to sell. Replacing a bathroom and renovating a kitchen are expensive and, depending on the property and its location, may prove counterproductive in the effort to achieve the best price. For example, if you were to take a quality home on a lot worth $700,000 in a suburb where the median house price was of that same value, then investing in a new kitchen and bathroom that cost, say, $80,000 may not be the best idea, as it is probably more difficult to sell that property at $800,000. This is partly because it is already above the suburb’s median house price. Conversely, an original cottage in a wellestablished affluent suburb is more likely to benefit from renovations when preparing to sell due to the higher demand for “finished” properties in those sought-after areas. HOW TO PRESENT YOUR HOME FOR SALE Obviously, each property and circumstance engenders a variety of options for sellers when preparing to sell, and opinions from real estate agents on the matter are, as always, subjective. In general terms however, presenting a clean and tidy home is always going to help your cause in selling at the best price. A client once suggested to me that you should “present it like you don’t live in it” which is probably a fair description. Paint out bright colours on internal walls, de-clutter by storing away trinkets and excess family photos, clear the fridge of magnets and kids’ school art and place items neatly in storage cupboards. Small things do make a difference. Paint and gardens are two areas of focus that can make a disproportionate difference to the selling price (relative to their cost and the effort involved). These tasks can usually be completed by the seller themselves which helps keep costs down and can make an amazing difference to the presentation of the home and therefore the price of the property. PL To find a REIWA real estate agent to help sell your home, visit


Sara James of Perth Style Co has some advice for sellers who've hit the buffers.


our property has been on the market for longer than you thought it would be when you first listed it. The flow of buyer enquiries has stopped. The market has hit a lull. You can use every excuse in the book to explain why your home just hasn’t found a new owner but eventually you’ll realise that it’s time to ask yourself one simple question: why isn’t my house selling? In our experience, no matter what the market conditions may be at any given time, if your property is priced right and the styling and presentation engages buyers, then you can expect offers. We come up against this scenario every day in our travels and love to take on a tough challenge to help style homes to sell. THE TICKING TIME BOMB When properties sit on the market and continually reduce in price, they cry desperation and that alone will attract low offers and detract buyer interest. This ultimately costs you money. Eeek! THE TOUGH QUESTIONS As a seller you need to ask yourself some hard-hitting questions. (Eeek again)! • Is your price realistic for your suburb and property type? • Have you skimped on the marketing campaign? • Did you fail to see the initial value in spending money to make the property “market ready” and attractive to buyers, and are now starting to see the light? • Are you getting some objections from buyers that you’re not sure how to overcome? You only get one chance at a first impression and you absolutely have to hit the market with a bang. The first two weeks are crucial to your campaign. And oh boy, do buyers judge! READ BETWEEN THE LINES Luckily real estate marketing websites show the number of visits your property has received. You can use this as a good indication or scorecard, if you wish. If you’ve had hundreds

of visits and the result is minimal home open attendees or no offers then BINGO - there’s a big clue that something’s not right with your approach to selling. THE GOOD NEWS It’s OK - it’s not too late! WE CAN HELP Our advice is to present your home in its best light. This may mean you need to go back to the drawing board and start your marketing campaign from scratch. This could be the best investment you will make. With a property styling or home staging we help you eliminate any buyer objections you have faced and help you engage with buyers through presentation and marketing angles. I LIKE WHAT I SEE Buyers need to be attracted to your property from the first click. Your professional images should leave them wanting more. I LOVE WHAT I SEE We love to showcase aspirational brands - it’s as simple as displaying products people can relate to. From the cookbook to the soapware, from the wine rack to the pantry, the psychology behind a buyer’s choices are ‘want and desire’ when buying a home. I LOVE WHAT I FEEL Showcase the lifestyle your property has to offer. Your use of colour, keeping it neutral and bright, and the use of light go hand-in-hand when creating a sense of space and warmth in any home. Bear in mind that you’re aiming for that comforting feeling of ‘home sweet home’ with your decor choices. SHOW ME THE MONEY Try and bring practical use to every area of your property. Here’s a classic example - a storage room is not an option when you can add another bedroom to your marketing campaign. It will showcase value for money. For more information visit February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE





hether you’re a long time tenant or just getting started, the relationship you develop with the property manager and owner of your rental home is important. Full disclosure between both parties is integral to a smooth tenancy, so it’s important that when you apply for your lease and throughout its duration that you’re upfront and honest with your property manager. Here are four things to tell your property manager about. PETS Many West Aussies are attached to their furry friends, so finding suitable accommodation that welcomes your pet is a priority for many people. In some instances, this can be


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challenging, but increasingly rental property owners are becoming more lenient on allowing pets to live in the home. Be sure to be upfront and honest with your property manager about whether you own a pet. Keeping this a secret would only lead to hassles down the track. If you move into a rental home without a pet and then decide during your tenancy that you’d like one, you need to first seek written permission from your owner through the property manager. Alternatively, if you’ve found a rental home that allows your pet and that pet unfortunately passes away, you are unable to replace them with another animal.You would need to speak to your property manager and discuss getting permission from the owner to house your new pet.

PERSONALISING/MODIFYING THE HOME It’s understandable that as a tenant you would want your rental house to feel like a home – and in order to achieve this you may wish to make some modifications. This could be as minor as hanging up a photo on the wall or something more like wanting to paint a room. Whatever modifications you want to make, you need to speak with the property manager about getting permission from the owner first. MOVING IN HOUSEMATES WHO AREN’T NAMED ON THE LEASE If you decide you’d like a housemate to move in to your rental home and share accommodation, you need to discuss this

with the property manager and owner. In the section of your rental lease titled “Maximum Number of Occupants” you will have agreed to the number of people who can live at the premises at any one time. If the addition of a housemate exceeds the agreed maximum, you will need to make a written request to the owner through the property manager. The request you put through should clarify whether the housemate will take on the responsibilities of a tenant or if they will just be an additional occupant. If they are just an occupant and they fall within the maximum number, you will still be required to supply your property manager with your new housemate’s personal details. DAMAGES AND REPAIRS It’s not unusual that throughout the duration of your tenancy something on the property may be damaged or require repair. As the tenant, it is your responsibility to report any damage to the property manager and they will organise repairs to be carried out.

For any urgent repairs, arrangements must be made by your property manager within 48 hours of you reporting the issue. The repair is not required to be completed within 48 hours, rather the owner has to take steps to undertake repairs. PL

ARE YOU RENTING? Then ask Peard Property Manager Adriana Bilicich Q I’m a first-time renter - what do you look for when you’re lining up a tenant for a property to help me get the keys to the house I’ve found? A I’m asked this question a lot as a Property Manager by clients and usually it’s by a young person who has never rented before or someone that has always owned their own home but is now going into the rental market for the first time. Going through the application process can be quite a daunting experience. Understanding the procedure and providing the correct documentation to support the application is the key to supplying a Property Manager a great application. The application forms are there to be completed and a lot of the times property managers like me find that first-time renters do not understand or complete the application forms fully, giving us no information to work with. My suggestion to first-time renters is to do your research and gather all the information that is required and to understand all aspects/costs/what is needed in renting a property.

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rom the sheer good-natured fun of a walk down memory lane courtesy of the Blues Brothers to experiencing one of the world’s most engaging painists, we’re sure you’ll love the summer of music at MANPAC in March. Here’s our pick of the best: David Helfgott in Concert It’s been 21 years since the movie Shine made a star of its piano-playing subject, David Helfgott. The Academy Awardwinning movie was based on his life story and the brilliant musician is making a welcome return to Mandurah. He’ll play a selection of well-loved piano music iconically linked with his long and illustrious career. David’s life is without parallel in world music: a child prodigy, he was highly regarded by many classical music luminaries including violin virtuoso Isaac Stern and conductor, Daniel Barenboim; and is widely regarded as rendering one of the most perfectly executed interpretations of the iconic Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 3 - perhaps the most challenging piano concerto in the classical repertoire - ever performed. Much of the charm associated with a David Helfgott performance is the unaffected rapport he develops with his audience from the moment he bounds on stage - we accept the invitation to embark on a voyage of musical discovery with him; and


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GALAXY OF TALENT Catch WASO in action in March (above), the Official Blues Brothers Revue based on the popular movie (top right) and the incredible piano maestro, David Helfgott (below).

his disarming stage presence enables us to embrace his unique interpretations. An evening with David Helfgott is always a rewarding musical experience; and David Helfgott in Concert continues the tradition established by this treasured and gifted artist. David Helfgott in Concert, MANPAC, March 12, 6pm. The Official Blues Brothers Revue Although the hit movie The Blues Brothers starring John Belushi and Dan Ackroyd was released way back in 1980, ceaseless re-runs around the world continue to draw cult audiences and newcomers alike to the rollicking journey of this pair of loveable rogues as they attempt to save the orphanage of their childhood from closure their ‘mission from God’. Now, over 30 years later, the Blues Brothers live again in The Official Blues Brothers Revue coming direct from America and starring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood. The Official Blues Brothers Revue combines the comedy, music and mayhem of the original movie as well as songs from the five popular albums released by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. It is a faithful recreation of the two main characters and a spectacular tribute to Chicago’s rich history of blues, R&B and traditional soul music, played with the same soul and conviction of the original Blues Brothers Band. MANPAC, March 3, 7.30pm.

WASO in Mandurah Music and Art Collide The West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s annual regional tour to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre is always a marquee event in the WA regional arts calendar; and the 2017 tour promises to continue this long and proud tradition. The program features one of the most beloved of all symphonies: Beethoven’s Symphony No 6, often simply referred to as the Pastoral Symphony. Inspired by Beethoven’s deep love of nature and the countryside, Symphony No 6 is a captivating portrayal of nature’s splendour and power - from birds and bubbling streams, shepherds and dancing peasants to a terrifying thunderstorm. In keeping with the theme, Mendelssohn’s concert overture, The Hebrides, conjures images of rolling waves off the rugged islands of Scotland. The composer was deeply affected by the stunning beauty of Fingal’s Cave - which has become an alternative title for the piece - when he travelled to the island of Staffa in the archipelago during his first trip to Britain. The delightful and ever-popular Trumpet Concerto by Joseph Hyden will feature WASO’s Principal Trumpet, Brent Grapes. Hyden composed this concerto for his friend, Anton Weidinger, who had developed a keyed trumpet in an attempt to increase the range of achievable notes. The valved trumpets that are used today would not be developed for another 30 years. Join WASO for an evening of music that captures the full force of nature. WASO in Mandurah - Music and Art Collide, MANPAC, March 4, 8pm.


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4. Natural wonders Descended from the earliest lifeforms on earth, thrombolites (pictured here) are rock-like structures that are over 2000 years old. To view them, walk along the boardwalk at Lake Clifton as part of an adventure to Yalgorup Lake’s National Park in Waroona. The park covers an area of over 12,000 hectares, and contains 11 coastal lakes and wetlands. It’s also home to hundreds of migrating birds.

2. Water playground Mandurah isn’t called the water playground for nothing. The Mandurah Estuary and Peel Inlet covers 155 square kilometres, making it twice the size of Sydney Harbour! Meet friendly dolphins on a leisurely canoe ride, watch the sunset while you paddleboard, or go fishing with the family on your boat.You can just hire a boat and be your own captain. 3. Beaches for everyone In Mandurah & the Peel Region there’s a beach for everyone. Four-wheel drivers can drive on sand through Tims Thicket, Preston Beach and Whitehills Beach. Safely swim with the family at Preston, Silver Sands, Doddi’s and Falcon Bay. Hit the surf at Pyramids and Avalon Point. February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


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5. Laid-back lifestyle It’s the simple pleasures that make Mandurah a seaside town to remember. Grab some fish and chips (there are plenty of places to choose from), and sit along the foreshore. Devour the region’s best seafood in one of the many restaurants dotted along the waterfront, converse with coffee and cake at a cool café, and visit one of the funky bars in town for a refreshing beverage.

7. Fantastic fishing and crabbing spots Fishing is one of Mandurah’s favourite pastimes. Catch herring, sand whiting, bream, cobbler (catfish) and taylor from jetties along Mandurah Estuary, or book a deep-sea fishing trip with one of the region’s charters (suitable for all skill levels). Blue wwimmer crabs are native to Mandurah, and the area is renowned for excellent crabbing. By January, the Peel-Harvey Estuary is swimming with full-size crabs ready for dinner.

6. State forests and national parks Dwellingup State Forest’s luscious greenery and Murray River’s dotted rockpools are enough of a reason to head south. Serpentine National Park boasts beautiful natural scenery with walking tracks, picnic stops and the popular Serpentine Falls. With its lakeside camping area, Waroona’s Lake Navarino is the ideal place to unwind, while reconnecting with nature.


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9. State loved events Mandurah & the Peel Region host large events loved by the state, as well as local country festivals. You’ve read about Mandurah’s seafood, so why not visit the Peel Region during Mandurah’s famous, award-winning Crab Festival in March? You’ll try the region’s culinary delights in one place, while partaking in the activity and entertainment on the foreshore. 10. Kids will have a blast The kids definitely won’t be bored during your Peel escape. Mandurah’s amusement park King Carnival has 18-hole mini golf, rides, arcade games and water slides. There are great parks to visit, especially the farm-themed Adventurescape in South Yunderup. And of course, there’s plenty to do in the water, including Just 4 Fun Aqua Park in Mandurah. Find out more on

Grab your copy of the 2017 Mandurah & Peel Region Visitor Guide 2017 One of the most overlooked and best ways of having more travel in your life is to explore your own backyard. Only an hour south of Perth, Mandurah & the Peel Region offers everything from fun at the coast to experiences in the bush. Zip along the estuary or take to the open ocean on a jet ski, go fishing, board a dolphin cruise, tee off at worldclass golf courses, go mountain biking or hiking through jarrah forests, treetop climbing or wine tasting. Be inspired by the Mandurah & Peel Region Visitor Guide and see for yourself. Guides are available at the Mandurah Visitor Centre, 75 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah.

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more for things you rarely use. So stay away from repayment holidays, fixing a portion of your loan and anything else dreamed up by a marketing dude with a ponytail. This is where the banks make their margins. Don’t fix your rate Repeat after me: ‘I promise to stick with the lowest variable rate I can find, regardless of what my brother-in-law Eric recommends at lunch’. Here’s what Eric will say: Man, I got a great deal on a fixed rate — and it’s locked in for five years. Here’s your reply:Yes, Eric, the banks are offering fantastic fixed-rate deals, many lower than the standard variable — and there’s a reason. It’s not because they want to help you pay off your loan quicker. Rather, since the government banned exit fees, the banks have had to find another way to stop their customers switching to a better deal. Fixed-rate loans give them that power. And, Eric, if interest rates drop lower than your fixed rate, your bank will slug you with a ‘break fee’, representing the difference between the two rates, multiplied by the length of time left on your fixed contract — which can add up to thousands of dollars. So much for Eric. The only reason you’d fix your rate is if you’re really struggling (like Eric) so you have the security of fixed repayments, but for everyone else it’s too much of a gamble. RULE • •




f your home loan is with a big bank, there’s a good chance you’re getting screwed. Generally speaking, the banks don’t do the best deals on home loans because they don’t need to. So, let’s talk about what you really need from your home loan.

Don’t get the bells and whistles A home loan is a pretty simple proposition: you borrow money from the bank to buy a home, and then pay it back with interest over 25 to 30 years. Most of the bells and whistles the banks market as ‘special features’ are rubbish — their main purpose is to bamboozle you into paying RULE • •



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Get the cheapest rate possible Truth is, just as with many relationships, it’s easier to bitch to your current bank than it is to go through the hassle of switching to another one. RULE • •



Here’s the deal: it costs your bank about $1,000 in marketing costs to replace you (and about six times that amount if you come via a mortgage broker they pay kickbacks to). That’s your negotiating power right there. Here’s how to use it. First, I want you to google ‘UBank Home Loan Rate’.

Second, call your bank, ask for the ‘customer retention department’ and use this script: YOU: Hello, my account number is_________. I’ve been with you for ____years, but I’ve applied to refinance with UBank.Their rate is ____ per cent, which is a full _____ per cent cheaper than you’re charging me. Given our longstanding relationship, I’d like you to match the offer — or send me the forms I need to switch to UBank. BANK REP: One moment, please. (You’re bluffing, of course. However, the bank’s sales team have strict targets, backed by incentives, that they have to meet — one of which is giving profitable customers discounts to stop them leaving.) BANK REP: We can’t match the rate you have quoted. However, we understand you are a valuable customer, so we would like to offer you a 0.15 per cent discount. YOU: That’s not good enough. I’ve already got conditional approval ... so in order to stay I need at least a 0.5 per cent discount. Could you please speak to your supervisor? I’m happy to wait. BANK REP: (a full six minutes later): On reviewing your case, we can offer you that 0.5 per cent discount on your current rate. YOU: Brilliant! Please send me an email confirming the new rate and confirming that it will be applied as of start of business tomorrow. This phone call can save you $22,064 in interest (based on a $400,000 mortgage over 18 years at 4%. Over the years I’ve had plenty of readers do this exact negotiation on the phone (even on their way home from work) and in most cases they’ve reported back that they’ve saved themselves a huge amount of money. But what if your bank says no? Easy. Ring them again. What if they say no again? Don’t bitch, switch. (As long as you have more than 20 per cent equity in your home. If you don’t, you’ll get hit with another round of LMI, which will eat up any savings you can negotiate.) Now, here’s how to hunt for the best mortgage. Straight up, if you’re going for your first home, check out the online players like UBank and ING, which generally have the cheapest rates (although you’ll need to have a 20 per cent deposit and a solid savings history). But what if you’ve got a more complicated set-up – like being selfemployed, or having multiple loans? In that case you need a mortgage broker – but not just any mortgage broker. When you get a

loan through a mortgage broker, they don’t charge you anything. But make no mistake, they still get paid – and in two ways: the bank they recommend pays them an upfront commission (around $3,000 on an average loan), and then they get a ‘trailing commission’ (read: kickback) for the life of your loan (up to $1,000 a year, every year). The solution is to get a broker who’ll charge you an upfront fee (which is a fair cop for their expertise) but will refund the trailing commission off your mortgage. They’re called ‘cash-back mortgage brokers’. I used them when I bought my farm, and, when the cash-back was kick-backed to

rate on the market, now it’s time to get the banker off your back faster and make extra repayments. If you pay just $1,000 extra (on top of your minimum repayment) a month off your home loan, along with getting a cheaper rate, you’ll save $77,7641 in interest and wipe almost seven years off your mortgage (based on a $400,000 mortgage over 18 years). The day I paid off my mortgage was the proudest day of my financial life. I swear the grass under my bare feet felt different. And once you get the banker off your back, it’ll be the same for you too. PL

RISE AGAIN After a disastrous fire, Scott Pape was able to pay off his mortgage by employing some savvy finanical tips which he shares in his bestselling book, The Barefoot Investor.

my loan each month, I got the same buzz I assume a pokie-punter gets when they score five free spins’. (Most mortgage brokers hate me for highlighting their kickback structure — some have threatened me with physical violence.) Why on earth would some mortgage brokers offer such a good deal? Well, very few do, but there’s a select few who see it as an ethical differentiation from their kickback-collecting counterparts. So we’ve got you the cheapest variable

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s we get into the full swing of a new year, we are looking forward to what it has in store for our company and the Perth property market. We were so excited to be named WA’s Top Group in REIWA’s December results and with only 12 offices and 2,000 listings sold in 2016, we certainly ended the year on a high. Thank you to our valued clients for trusting us with their real estate needs, and to our awesome team for all their hard work. There has been a general upturn in the market, particularly, in the inner suburbs where buyers are recognising improved value for money after prices came down over the last couple of years. Investors are now receiving much better returns and many more people are coming to the view that now is the time to buy before prices start to pick up in 2018. At the top end of the market, buyers can save hundreds of thousands of dollars on buying a quality home and that is why many mid-priced owners are deciding to upgrade. We don’t expect to see any further falls in property prices during 2017 due to increasing buyer activity which will soak up the remaining oversupply in the market. Towards the end of the year we could expect to see house price growth in some areas of Perth where demand is outpacing supply. There are certainly many opportunities to be found for savvy buyers willing to do their homework and search for places that are offering strong growth despite tough conditions. I hope you enjoy this edition of PRIMOLife.

65 Broadhurst Cres, Bateman has to be one of the most beautifully presented homes in Bateman. The degree of excellence, thought and attention to detail that has gone into creating this masterpiece is immediately apparent. Style, class and quality abound! With so many reasons to view, it has to be top of your list.

This high quality fully renovated home, in sort after Bateman is situated on a 698sqm block. A very peaceful and serene location, this beautiful home is located close to schools, Murdoch University, St John of God Hospital and the upcoming Fiona Stanley Hospital, major transport, shopping centres and parks. Opportunities to purchase homes of this calibre in the area are rare, so don’t delay! To view this property call Marg Kudla today on 0457 515 007.


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ARMADALE The Armadale sub-market recorded a median house price for the year to November 2016 of $408,000 whereas the Perth Metro Region’s median house price was $527,000 for the same period. The suburbs of Armadale, Seville Grove and Kelmscott have the highest number of sales in the market for established houses, in comparison to the rest of the Armadale sub-market.

On average, it takes approximately 78 days to sell a house in the Armadale sub-market with approximately 68 per cent of sellers’ discounting from their original listed selling price. In comparison, it takes on average 63 days to sell a house in the Perth Metro Region for the three months to November 2016 with 51 per cent of sellers’ discounting.

The most popular suburbs in terms of properties leased within the sub-market are Armadale, Kelmscott and Harrisdale.

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FOR SALE Alexander Heights 55 Fenchurch Street

From $499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ashby 24 Gausson Turn

Offers Invited bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ashfield 47A Ashfield Parade


Aveley 35 Dromedary Crescent

From $519,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 44

Looking for a beautiful traditional home that doesn't compromise in quality? Well then 55 Fenchurch Street in Alexander Heights is the home for you! The home features a generous sized master suite as well as an open activities/games area that is connected to all 3 minor bedrooms. The great kitchen is positioned so that you are overlooking the open dining and living area with cathedral ceiling.With your desirable outdoor spa, why not take the days stress to relax and unwind. Land size 544m2 CONTACT Thanh Nguyen PHONE 0414 288 165 EMAIL

Ashby 12 Overbeck Street

From the moment, you enter this beautifully maintained Scott Park home you will feel the warmth and comfort this home has to offer. From the New England style master suite, through to the light bright family living, dining & kitchen area out to the amazing entertaining zone, you are sure be to impressed. An ABSOLUTE must for your viewing list this weekend!! CONTACT Diane Williamson

Ashby 54 Monet Drive

Ready for you to build your dream home on the river & reap the rewards. This tranquil highset 605m2 rear block with private access-way surrounded by million dollar + established homes & Swan river within a few meters from your front door boasts an exceptional location with easy access to great schools, Train line, Bassendean & Midland shopping precincts. Positioned on the doorstep of Bassendean & Guildford's cultural hubs, the Swan Valley's world-class wineries & excellent schools, this lot offers a truly CONTACT David Hofler unique lifestyle. PHONE 0418 923 857 EMAIL

Aveley 3 Uffizi End

This Fabulous Family Retreat is situated on a quiet street in The Vale ideally located just a 5 minute walk from the brand new Aveley Shopping Centre and a close distance to schools, parks and the Ellenbrook Open Space Sports Complex. Great sized outdoor Alfresco, great for entertaining, overlooking the manicured gardens and lawn with plenty of space for the kids and pets to run around. All positioned on a 576m block, make the time NOW to view this gem that's sure to go fast! CONTACT Reannon Walker PHONE 0429 044 637 EMAIL

Aveley 7 Vidalia Drive

PHONE 0431 112 750 EMAIL

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bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Offers Over $479,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Offers Invited bed 4 bath 2 car 3

$400,000's bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Diane Williamson welcomes you to an immaculate family home featuring 4 bed 2 bath plus 3 spacious light, bright living zones with soft tranquil decor throughout. The generous & functional floor plan flows seamlessly from inside luxury living to outdoor fun in the sun. CONTACT Diane Williamson PHONE 0431 112 750 EMAIL

Nestled in the quiet suburb of Ashby close to amenities is this lovely family home with a generous backyard and space to park the boat! Spacious master brm with bay windows, ensuite and large walk in robe. 3 double bedrooms with built in robes serviced by a family bathroom. Separate front room. CONTACT Esmari Bradley PHONE 0422 279 396 EMAIL

This stunning, contemporary home on 703sqm block in whisper quiet, child friendly,very secure cul-de-sac location is the ultimate home when it comes to entertaining family & friends & is sure to be very high on the list of anyone looking to secure an amazing home. With all the creature comforts that your family deserves including a pristine swimming pool, home theatre, home office, timber decked alfresco, triple garage & recently refurbished kitchen, ensuite, bathroom & laundry this home represents resort style CONTACT Rod McDougall living at its best. PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

7 Vidalia ticks all the boxes young families are looking for, with modern finishes, designer light fittings, functional layout, generous rooms, good size outdoor entertaining including lawn - all in a quiet location close to everything. CONTACT Damien Lloyd PHONE 0410 574 626 EMAIL

FOR SALE Aveley 38 Torres Parade

$475,000 - $495,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Balcatta 35 Alexander Street

$749,000 - $779,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Balcatta 51 Kexby Street

$549,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Balcatta 71b Collier Avenue

$429,000 - $449,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Style, Elegance and Homeliness is exactly what you will find when you step into this quality home in this very desirable location. When the combination of these three elements combine then you know that you have truly found your new Home.This fantastic three bedroom two bathroom home with stunning raised ceilings throughout is without a doubt the most outstanding property on the market in this price range in The Swan Valley today. CONTACT Rod McDougall PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

Balcatta 2/34 Collier Avenue

This well loved family home has seen many happy memories but now it is time for a new lease on life and a new family or families to enjoy. The duplex potential 1019sqm block offers city views and the potential to retain the existing solid front home whilst building one at the rear. Options galore and blocks like these as rare so get in quick!

Balcatta 4 Dacre Street

CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

Be quick to secure this delightful 3 bed home with multiple living areas and North facing rear yard with plenty of space for the kids to play and flooded with plenty of natural sunlight. Well located close to schools, public transport and all amenities, this home is the perfect choice to move into this fantastic family suburb. CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

This rear 3 bed, 2 bath villa in a small group of 4 with absolutely no common walls and minimal strata levies is a delight to present. You will be impressed with the ample inclusions and stunning presentation close to all amenities including Northlands Shopping Centre. CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

$399,000 - $419,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

$599,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Balcatta 60B Wesley Street

From $489,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Balcatta 8a Wilcock Avenue

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

This spacious villa with no common walls has a newly renovated and stunning kitchen to enjoy. The King sized master bedroom has plenty of built in robes and there's plenty of storage with the walk in linen cupboard. Plenty of added features in this home so make sure you book an appointment to view. CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

Light, bright and ready for your family to enjoy. There's so much appeal on offer with this modernised 3 bed home that also boasts, 2 generous living areas and drive through access to the rear studio or garage. The large 756sqm block has immaculate bore reticulated gardens to enjoy and admire. Homes like this are rare so don't miss out on the opportunity. CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

Stand out from the crowd in this tastefully decorated villa. Why settle for bland and the same old, same old, when you can show off your display standard home to your envious friends. Features include modern kitchen, easy care courtyard with remote control electric shade blind, insulation, gas storage hot water system, security alarm and no strata fees, only strata insurance. Land area: 217sqm. Building area: 146sqm. CONTACT David Burnley PHONE 0414 960 233 EMAIL

This property is as good as it gets, light and bright street frontage villa in small group renovated with north facing private courtyard.

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FOR SALE Baldivis 23 Berryman Terrace

$579,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Baldivis 43 Mallard Way

From $379,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Banksia Grove 71 Teasel Way

From $389,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Belmont 73 Leake Street

Offers Over $450,000 bed 4 bath 1 car 1 46

If you are looking for the best value, the best location, quality and one of the most prestigious homes in Baldivis you must view this magnificently presented property which is an ENTERTAINERS DELIGHT. Central to schools, parks, shopping and medical facilities, this property has too many outstanding features to list! Call now to view. CONTACT David Lomax PHONE 0409 084 940 EMAIL

This property is perfect for first home buyers or investors - Theatre room - Timber decked courtyard - Low maintenance reticulated gardens - Ducted Evaporative air con Close to The ridge medical centre, schools and park. CONTACT Kim Lindsay PHONE 0407 137 062 EMAIL

Perfect for the first home buyer or family this home has all the hallmarks of open plan modern family living. Features include evaporative air conditioning, alarm, study / computer nook, paved alfresco and grassed area, solar hot water with gas booster and NBN to the house. Situated on an easy care 330m² fully reticulated, low maintenance block, simply move in and enjoy the comforts and quiet location this home offers. CONTACT Blaise Partridge PHONE 0478 890 876 EMAIL

857m2 block in Belmont !! Yes this is real and it won't last for long. With the original 4x1 already on it, the options are here. With room to personalise and grow, you can make this home really suit you. With a small amount of TLC required, lick of paint and you could live here and double your money in a couple of years. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity, buy this and you will be laughing all the way to the bank. CONTACT Richard McNicol PHONE 0433 838 547 EMAIL

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This gorgeous property won’t disappoint. Baldivis include but aren’t limited to fully ducted reverse 30 Sandgate Boulevard Features cycle air con, stone top benches to kitchen and bathrooms

From $399,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Baldivis 7 Agave Turn

Buyers Over $399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Beckenham 44 Rochester Avenue

$299,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Ellenbrook 10 Tobermory Boulevard

From $429,000. bed 4 bath 2 car 2

and theatre room. To view this property call Kim Lindsay today!

CONTACT Kim Lindsay PHONE 0407 137 062 EMAIL

Stunning family home. Quiet street & close to all amenities. - Fabulous chefs kitchen - Theatre room - Activity/music room - Alfresco - King size master room - Reticulation CONTACT Graham York - Air-conditioning PHONE 0467 773 977 EMAIL

AUCTION: Sunday, 12th February 2017 at 12noon Well presented with a highly functional floor plan, this home has so much to offer including three great sized bedrooms, a spacious formal lounge all with jarrah flooring, one well-appointed bathroom, massive activity room with a three phase power and an open plan kitchen/meals/living area. CONTACT Christy Sajan PHONE 0400 848 096 EMAIL

Here it is, the perfect family home. With a spacious back yard for a growing family. Situated on a 544 block. This home has everything for your family, spacious master bedroom with parents retreat area, ensuite, walk in robe & its own air conditioner, 3 minor bedrooms all double size with fans. Separate Theatre room with its own air conditioner, & separate games room with built in book shelf & French doors. The open plan kitchen/family/meals/dining has a gas log fire for your comfort & enjoyment. This home has crim CONTACT Angie Pearce safe security screens on front door PHONE 0499 775 046 & all sliding doors EMAIL for your safety.

FOR SALE Brabham 221 Park Street

Offers Invited

This 2585sqm block is located in the private residential estate Avonlee, where there are plans for schools, beautiful public open spaces and parks and a shopping centre. If fine wine and delicious food appeals to you its just a short picturesque bike ride through Swan Valley to award winning wineries, breweries, restaurants and Whitman Park. Dont miss this opportunity to build your forever home in this peaceful, rural setting. CONTACT Reannon Walker PHONE 0429 044 637 EMAIL

Burns Beach 5 Spitfire Avenue

From $1,150,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

A wonderful opportunity for families looking for the perfect fit! This superb residence has been designed to suit the demands of a growing and/or extended family. This stunningly versatile home has it all, including not one, but two kitchens, perfect for entertaining friends or when extended family comes to visit. CONTACT Kim Riley PHONE 0449 781 685 EMAIL

Burns Beach 20 Wamberal Way

From $829,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Burns Beach 5 Yabbara Avenue

From $995,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Situated in one of Butlers premium locations and with plenty Butler street appeal, this one is a real must see. Immaculate front 10 Featherstone Gardens ofgardens set the tone for a well cared for family home. Setting

Butler 5 Arthog Street

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2


Byford 4 Skipton Street

Buyers over $420,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

foot inside you can tell this is a much-loved home has been styled with no expense spared, from the carefully chosen paint colours to the immaculate Karndean flooring. CONTACT Paul Turner PHONE 0400 072 005 EMAIL

Opposite a trendy park with all new modern playground equipment enjoy watching the kids play. This four bedroom, two bathrooms, brick and tile 170.59sqm home (219.40sqm UMR), built in 2014 by commodore homes on 392sqm block. Single door entry foyer, home theatre with French doors, separate study, light and bright master bedroom with large walk in robe. CONTACT Simone Batley PHONE 0419 801 706 EMAIL


Camillo 6 Clyde Place

Offers bed 5 bath 2 car 2

Finished and decorated to perfection, you will sense a touch of luxury as you absorb the comforting homeliness that this residence emits. Completed in 2015 and presenting as new, the home offers generous living spaces and is thoughtfully oriented to overlook the sparkling pool from the kitchen and casual living area. Why build when this beauty could be yours? CONTACT Todd & Danielle Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

Lovingly cared for and presented to perfection is this well designed APG built home located an easy walking distance to the Burns Beach foreshore. Enjoying the benefits of a 3rd bathroom, triple garage, study, separate home theatre and spacious outdoor entertaining area overlooking a pool, the home offers exceptional value for money. Be sure to view !! CONTACT Todd & Danielle Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

Welcome to 5 Arthog Street Butler. Here you have a 2 Storey home with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 powder rooms, ocean views and an outdoor area to die for. If youre looking for the best home in the best area to live in???? This one is for you!!! The property is located in Butler’s premiere Seahaven estate where all the best houses in Butler are. CONTACT Jackson Hamlin PHONE 0438 500 318 EMAIL

This quality entertainer in John Wollaston Estate was built and modelled for comfort and class. This large, well-presented family home is situated in a secluded pocket of quality homes at the end of a Cul De Sac adjacent to a Park offering the best integration with nature. A home that warms your heart that offers everything and just waiting for you to own it. CONTACT Christy Sajan PHONE 0400 848 096 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Canning Vale 17 Bushlark Rise

From $520,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Canning Vale 4 O'Dea Gate

From $519,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Carine 17 Hartington Way

$799,000 - $839,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Carine 6 Amber Place

$635,000 - $655,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 48

Lansdowne Estate situated in quiet cul de sac location with a rear drive through access. Functional living, brick and tile home sitting on a 562sqm block. Attractive four bedroom, two bathroom home with approximately 194sqm of internal living space and the total home being 236sqm. CONTACT Simone Batley PHONE 0419 801 706 EMAIL

Canning Vale 3 Polaris Way

From $939,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This top quality Double Storey family home has it all, positioned in one of the great areas of Sanctuary Waters Estate and in the catchment area of top Primary Schools Ranford and Campbell Primary School. Situated opposite to a beautifully maintained park on a massive 682sqm, this sensational fully renovated 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus Study family home CONTACT PK (Pankaj Kapur) has been intelligently PHONE 0424 194 509 designed. EMAIL

This fascinating 4 bedroom 2 bathroom resort style home is situated on a 558sqm block. It comes packed with superb features including a magical swimming pool and spa all ready for a new family who wants location, value, separate family living spaces and all the required comforts. Located opposite to Parkland, close to sought after Caladenia Primary School, within walking CONTACT PK (Pankaj Kapur) distance to shops. PHONE 0424 194 509

This fabulous family home stands out from the crowd with its Canning Vale exceptional features, and quality fixtures & fittings add 8 Macmillan Boulevard many impact as you step inside this Broad View 2010 built double

SMS the word '17hartington' to 0428 277 735 for the detailed property brochure. The prime position of this beautiful family home on 742sqm (approx.) is one of its greatest features, stunningly situated within easy walking distance of Carine Primary School, the neighbouring Carine Senior High School and the sprawling local parklands that surround both. Features sunken front lounge, formal dining room, functional kitchen, open-plan family and meals area, freshly-painted front deck and low-maintenance gardens. CONTACT Karen Riches PHONE 0422 686 363 EMAIL

Carine 4A Kings Court

Reap the rewards of the endless potential associated with this original solidly-built home pleasantly perched on an elevated block within cul-de-sac tranquillity. A clever revamp of the home will help revive the residences original charm and character and return it to its former glory – albeit with much more of a modern feel this time around. The generous 786sqm (approx.) block leaves plenty of scope to either extend or renovate (or both) and add value. CONTACT Karen Riches PHONE 0422 686 363 EMAIL

Clarkson 10 Henson Way


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From $589,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$480,000 - $500,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

From $369,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1

storey home, which is a class above the others. Please call me on 0424194509 for more details. CONTACT PK (Pankaj Kapur) PHONE 0424 194 509 EMAIL

A whisper-quiet cul-de-sac location within easy walking distance of the lush Carine Open Space and a plethora of local parklands is the fitting setting for this delightful duplex half that will most definitely interest first homebuyers and astute investors alike. Doubling as a central hub, the combined family and dining area seamlessly extends outdoors to a private side patio for simplistic entertaining whilst preceding an efficient kitchen with leafy backyard views. CONTACT Karen Riches PHONE 0422 686 363 EMAIL

As you walk into this home you will be amazed by how spacious this 3 bedroom home is, with its extra-large master suite and good size living area, situated on easy care block with the added advantage of a garden complete with synthetic lawn and reticulated garden beds. Perfect if you are looking to down size, for your first home or for an investment. CONTACT Tish Thomas PHONE 0430 141 343 EMAIL


CARINE from $450,000

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FOR SALE Craigie 18 Arawa Place

Offers Invited bed 3 bath 2 car 1

Darch 19 Esmerelda Pass

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This property boasts all the finishes including beautiful wood look tiling throughout the main living areas and new carpet to bedrooms, study and media room. Be impressed with the amazing bright and fresh looking galley style kitchen. Finished with quality downlights throughout and three reverse cycle air-conditioning units, this home sits on a big 698sqm block with R20-R40 zoning potential. With an already cleared flat back yard and provisional plans to build a dwelling, this opportunity is rare. CONTACT Valerie Boyle PHONE 0404 864 932 EMAIL

Craigie 5B Ione Place

This beautifully designed residence provides the ideal floor plan for the growing and mature family offering the perfect blend of comfort, quality and space for the entire family. Features a gorgeous kitchen, study, theatre room, large games room, a large computer/craft nook and a spacious outdoor entertaining area. Set on a 600sqm corner block, this home also boasts reverse cycle air conditioning and double entry doors with Crimsafe mesh security doors.

Dayton 11 Watercress Gardens

CONTACT Romeo Kojic PHONE 0418 970 274 EMAIL

From $390,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

$460,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This 4x2 home on Grand Promenade, accessed via the Doubleview rear laneway, offers the best of both worlds the 157a Grand Promenade attractive luxury of space and a relaxed, low-maintenance lifestyle.

Doubleview 169a Wilding Street

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $839,000

Doubleview 206A Hancock Street

From $679,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2 50

CONTACT Mandy Bizzaca PHONE 0409 915 210 EMAIL

Fantastic opportunity here with this well built 3 bedroom 2 bathroom street front home perfectly positioned and in close proximity to quality schools, parklands, trendy cafes and the shops. The property combines spacious living and a huge outdoor area. This is fantastic value! CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

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Suit Buyers Mid $700's

This home consists of a modernised kitchen, laminate wood flooring to living area, built in robe and ceiling fan to main bedroom, security doors front and rear, and security roller blinds to front elevation, split system air conditioning. Out the back, a full length Colorbond patio shades the brick paved and easy care entertaining area overlooking the split level reticulated gardens and lawn. CONTACT David Burnley PHONE 0414 960 233 EMAIL

Reannon Walker and the Peard Swan valley Team are proud to present 11 Watercress Gardens, Dayton. This quality family home with over 200m2 of living has everything you need start living that comfortable modern lifestyle. Nestled in a quiet family location in the St. Leonards Estate, opposite park lands on a 450m block, this will have to be ticking a lot of boxes for families looking to experience life in the Swan Valley. With a practical layout, modern open plan living, two defined living spaces, great sized back CONTACT Reannon Walker yard, this is sure to attract attention. PHONE 0429 044 637 EMAIL

Its location with this stylish 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with multiple and spacious living areas, quality city views and the perfect backyard!. Offering the perfect lifestyle with this elevated lock up and leave home, this perfect outdoor entertainer really is a must see!! Better be quick for this one! CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

Fantastic development opportunity here with this prime 645 Doubleview lot in no better north Doubleview location with easy 211 Flamborough Street sqm freeway access, close proximity to schools, parklands and

$769,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 2

both Innaloo and Karrinyup shopping centres nearby. This is outstanding value!! CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

FOR SALE Doubleview 252 Herbert Street

From $699,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1

Duncraig 6 Salata Place

$879,000 - $929,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Something Special, A Character Classic! This classic old world freestanding 3 bed 2 bath character home is something special, with multiple living areas in a sought after South Doubleview location.Sitting on a huge front lot, 358 sqm approx, this property has been completely restored and renovated whilst maintaining its character and style. CONTACT Adam Mannino

Duncraig 10 Cimbrook Way

A beautiful home with almost everything on the wish list, and sitting pretty on a massive 986sqm block, on a choice cul-de-sac. Stunning indoor living areas flow onto attractive outdoor areas around the house creating a myriad of large living and entertaining zones for the whole family. The enclosed front yard captures additional outdoor space, seamlessly integrating it with the backyard, to make the most of this amazingly large block.

Duncraig 67 Davallia Road

PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

CONTACT Namita Mehra PHONE 0409 920 737 EMAIL

High $600,000's bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$599,000 - $639,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

OVER 55 RESIDENCE - Your perfect opportunity to invest now East Victoria Park 3/43 Nottingham Street for your future.

Edgewater 61 Treetop Avenue

$395,000 to $445,000

From $459,000

bed 2 bath 1

Eglinton 29 Radiant Glade

$767,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This street frontage property is in a quiet location and provides a perfect opportunity to get into this high growth area. CONTACT Tash Welburn PHONE 0409 884 176 EMAIL

Opportunity knocks for the savvy buyer/investor! This sophisticated display home is now offered for sale with an extraordinary 7% lease back arrangement. Built to create a lasting impression, the home has been architecturally-designed to balance budget, space and top of the range specification. Finished with faultless attention to detail. CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Ellenbrook 7 Mallina Way

$495,000 - $515,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Immaculately presented, this beautifully renovated family home shines from top to toe! Tucked away in its own private setting on a 744sqm block, this home features a spacious modern open plan kitchen, stylish formal front lounge room with cozy gas fireplace, family room off the kitchen and dining room with mini bar, large alfresco with sparkling pool and fully reticulated lush garden with tree vistas. CONTACT Frances Goncalves PHONE 0414 136 151 EMAIL

This quality built and well maintained family home offers a spacious floorplan and large yard for the whole family to enjoy! Add your own touches to make it special, even add a pool if you want one – there’s so much room outdoors to create a paradise! Features include a large lounge, separate dining room, large kitchen and a good-sized family room that steps outdoors to the sitting area under a pergola and the very generous back garden. CONTACT Namita Mehra PHONE 0409 920 737 EMAIL

Here is the opportunity to secure this lovely value packed home. This light and bright home is set on a large 726m2 sub dividable block in the R40 rezoning area of Edgewater. The main living zone is bright, spacious and free flowing with a feeling of warmth and openness within the home. The renovated kitchen overlooks the meals area which leads out on to the rear garden and entertaining area. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Act quickly! This is a must see! CONTACT Valerie Boyle PHONE 0404 864 932 EMAIL

This beautifully presented family home offers a lifestyle not to be missed. With style, space and sophistication this home is perfect for the growing family with four bedrooms, 2 separate living zones, a fabulous outdoor entertaining area that flows through to the sparkling pool and immaculately landscaped gardens This spectacular home has it all! CONTACT Reannon Walker PHONE 0429 044 637 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Ellenbrook 42 Arbor Drive

From $489,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ellenbrook 8 Dimora Way

From $535,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Greenwood 17 Dracena Street


Greenwood 8 Warner Place

From $515,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 3 52

I am proud to present this beautiful home with great features and surrounds you will just love. With a beautiful park just down the road and the street filled with delightful and pleasant atmosphere, you just have to see it to believe it. Built on a massive 679 square metre block of land with an internal size of 223sqm, you will never worry about space again! CONTACT Thanh Nguyen PHONE 0414 288 165 EMAIL

Ellenbrook 56 Coolamon Boulevard

From $399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This extra spacious, immaculate four bedroom two bathroom family home on very rare 713sqm block in Dress Circle Location is simply stunning. If its a quality, spacious family home with plenty of room for the family to grow that you looking for then look no further than 8 Dimora Way Ellenbrook. This home is situated within walking distance to absolutely everything that your family requires including sporting facilities, public and private schools, skate park, dog park, medical facilities & a short CONTACT Rod McDougall distance from The Ellenbrook PHONE 0418 909 954 Town Centre. EMAIL

Fremantle 26/1 Forrest Street

398sqm of land plus a 142sqm driveway which services this block as well as the already newly built home at 15b Dracena Street. Perfectly located in the western pocket of Greenwood, minutes from schools, shops, all local amenities, parks and public transport, secure and build your future today. The owner is happy to provide their contour survey plans and the already council approved floor plans with the sale of the block. CONTACT Julie Vincent PHONE 0403 809 445 EMAIL

Greenwood 17 Mulligan Drive

Situated in a whisper quiet cul-de-sac, this spotless property includes two living areas, huge outdoor entertaining areas easily serviced by the centrally located kitchen, ample covered parking plus workshop/ garage. The home has been partially upgraded and now boasts a stunning new bathroom. Huge 762sqm block has 26m frontage and a generously sized backyard that is perfect for the kids and pets.

Hamersley 220 Erindale Road

CONTACTS Julie Vincent/ PHONE 0403 809 445/0403 809 209 EMAIL

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From $459,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

From $649,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $490,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Dont judge this home, before you see it. You will be very surprised by this spacious home, this 4 x 2 plus study also has 2 large living areas, Master bedroom is XXL & would fit the biggest of king size beds. The other 3 minor bedrooms are all doubles, & of course you also have an open study / activity area. The well appointed kitchen boast stone bench top & double ovens with a big 900ml cooktop & a stainless steel dishwasher. With 2 split system air conditioners & fans in all bedrooms, your family will be CONTACT Angie Pearce cool & comfortable this summer. PHONE 0499 775 046 EMAIL

Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, the floor plan is modern and the space is light and bright with a floor to ceiling window to showcase the amazing views from the lounge/dining area. If you are looking for separation and serenity this top floor apartment with no common walls makes for a very quiet retreat. Situated just a short stroll to the George Street precinct you can enjoy the choice of chic restaurants, bars and amazing shopping! CONTACT Leigh Wilson PHONE 0410 056 092 EMAIL

Here is a rare opportunity to purchase a spacious home on an enormous 912sqm block. Walking toward the front door you will be greeted by the generous front yard giving you plenty of room for a pool and sizable entertaining area. Features open plan living, high ceilings, study, formal lounge and dining area. The backyard colour bond patio and BBQ area offers pleasant alfresco dining when you wish to turn your entertaining to the outdoors. CONTACT Blaise Partridge PHONE 0478 890 876 EMAIL

This gorgeous family home has stunning original wooden floors, high ceilings, a renovated kitchen/diner and a huge lounge room with a stylish stone fire-place. With a fantastic below ground swimming pool, a huge garden and an outdoor entertaining area, you will be the envy of your friends. Out the back you will also find a 4 x 3 garden shed that has been converted to a private study/office with power, phone and internet connection. Block size 769sqm. CONTACT Paul & Sue Middleton PHONE 0419 939 391 EMAIL

FOR SALE Hamersley 222 Erindale Road

From $485,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Heathridge 22 Peninsula Avenue

$449,000 bed 4 bath 1 car 1

Heathridge 46 Sail Terrace

$499,000 - $529,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 1

Heathridge 84 Poseidon Road

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Comfortably situated on a 769sqm block under the shade of two fabulous Jacaranda Trees, this gorgeous character cottage has high ceilings and original wooden floors throughout. Beautifully maintained and neat as a pin it offers a large lounge room, with a huge picture window, working fireplace, open plan kitchen/dining room and laundry. Also features a lovely big, back verandah overlooking the spacious easy-care reticulated gardens and a 5.4 x 3.3m powered shed. CONTACT Paul & Sue Middleton PHONE 0419 939 391 EMAIL

Harrisdale 16 Solander Street

Sitting on a large 684sqm block this home has loads of potential for extra sheds, a pool or an extension. With its large kitchen, newly renovated bathroom and air-conditioning, all you need is a paintbrush and a little imagination. The backyard features a large outdoor patio with a sunken BBQ area under a grapevine lined pergola. The beautiful big fig tree would also double nicely as a treehouse for the astute cubby builder!

Heathridge 33 Whitmore Terrace

Stylish homeowners looking for a spacious family home that’s bang on trend will adore this fully renovated property. Features contemporary kitchen, which overlooks the meals and family room and the huge paved alfresco area is great for dining and relaxing. A limestone retaining wall separates this space from the massive lawn area, just perfect for the kids to run around on. Mature, landscaped gardens complete the home’s outdoor area. CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno PHONE 0419 929 616 EMAIL

Heathridge 73 Montebello Avenue

With two living areas, renovated kitchen and bathroom, a detached home office/workshop, reverse cycle air conditioning, indoor and outdoor gas points, roller shutters and security screen doors, this much loved home is a perfect start into Heathridge. Fantastic outdoor entertaining offers extensive timber decking, pitched roof patio, built in timber seating, easy care gardens with room for a pool and plenty of grass for the kids to play. Block size 684 sqm. Built 1980. CONTACT Shane Capelli PHONE 0410 339 499 EMAIL

Heathridge 8A Kochia Court

CONTACT Rodney Vines PHONE 0417 917 640 EMAIL

E.O.I bed 5 bath 2 car 2

From $645,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $635,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $349,000

Feel proud to welcome your friends and family to this beautiful home that owner has put his heart and soul into. This house was built by Summit homes with lots of careful planning, quality products and in the VERTU PRIVATE ESTATE which is, in my opinion, the most prestigious section of all of Harrisdale. CONTACT Khush Monga PHONE 0411 094 249 EMAIL

Set in beautifully landscaped gardens on a quiet, leafy street, this glamorous home has so much to offer. With a modern kitchen, large dining area and cosy living rooms, this home is perfect for a growing family. The outdoor alfresco is sure to appeal to families who love to entertain – there’s a huge pitched patio, limestone paving and a high-quality spa taking centre stage on a decked area. CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno PHONE 0419 929 616 EMAIL

Prepare to be dazzled by this truly stunning six-star property on Montebello Avenue, Oceanside gardens. The outdoor area is reminiscent of the finest six-star resorts, with a solar-heated swimming pool and water feature, timber-lined, insulated patio with glamorous downlights, bar area, pavilion, sealed pavers and outdoor speakers. Inside, the home is just as glamorous, with an ultra-modern kitchen, wooden flooring and fireplace. CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno PHONE 0419 929 616 EMAIL

560sqm green title level block in a whisper quiet cul-de-sac. Design your home and get your plans approved in the lead up to settlement. Imagine living in your brand new home in this sought after pocket of Heathridge just the way you want it, without having to compromise. Be quick to secure one of these affordable blocks, design your home the way you want it, and start living the dream! (Subject to WAPC and City of Joondalup approvals). CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno PHONE 0419 929 616 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Henley Brook 26 Paterson Road

$1,200,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 4

Hillarys 1 Var Terrace

$1,750,000 - $1,950,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 2

Hillarys 3 Marbella Drive

From $1,395,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Iluka 8 Kuta Circuit

From $749,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 54

Situated in the heart of the Swan Valley and only 10 minutes to Ellenbrook and Midland is this lovely 6.5 acre property at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with open plan kitchen, meals and family, formal lounge and formal dining, 3 x reverse cycle air conditioners and slow combustion fire place. Double bay carport, verandas plus an alfresco area, electric hot water system, bore, 120,000L rainwater tank, 3 good sized sheds one with 3 phase power ideal for horse float, caravan CONTACT Samantha Hill or boat, 2 stables plus a feed shed PHONE 0407 666 905 & various paddocks. EMAIL

Henley Brook 42 Horseshoe Circuit

Classical Subiaco has come to the beach. There are a number of fantastic living areas, all utilising the amazing ocean and parkland views. Features include the cedar lined alfresco overlooking the family sized pool, waterfall feature, open lawn and fire pit, massive meals area, solid timber/granite kitchen, separate games room, very comfortable family room, multi purpose theatre room, guest bedroom and beautifully appointed study/conversation/library with its own independent front entry. CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

Hillarys 3 Bruce Street

Great opportunity to secure yourself a 2012 built home in sought after Harbour Rise Estate offering an enviable beach and marina lifestyle. Features a home office off the main entry, separate theatre room, chefs’ kitchen, open plan living and meals and feature fire place, all opening out on to large alfresco area under the main roof overlooking the sparkling concrete pool and water feature.

Hillarys 36 Cornfield Place

Occupying a roomy 728sqm block, this character-filled residence enjoys all the benefits of north-facing living combined with beautiful finishes, high ceilings, gorgeous gardens and a sparkling pool. Boasting large separate living areas and good sized bedrooms, it’s suitable for all family sizes. Excellent value – don’t miss out!

Iluka 8 Ladoga Way

CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

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CONTACT Todd & Danielle Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

$999,999 - $1,200,000 bed 7 bath 3 car 2

From $849,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $795,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $1,125,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Perfect for even the biggest of families, plus room for extended families & relatives and more! This is actually 2 separate houses joined together the 1st is a 4 x 2 plus, Study, Theatre, Games & activity area. 296sqm living. The 2nd house is 184sqm living, 3 x 1 separate toilet/powder room & laundry, with open plan Kitchen/meals family. Very rare to find a home like this on such a big block in suburbia. Gardens are reticulated both front & back, large open shed for storage, & enough room to park a fleet of trucks, caravans, CONTACT Angie Pearce or any other vehicles you may have. PHONE 0499 775 046 Call now to view. EMAIL

We’ve found the perfect place to entertain family and friends with this fully renovated home designed with lifestyle living in mind. Some of its stand out features include the light and bright spacious open plan kitchen, dining and lounge room with views of the pool and entertaining area, study/lounge area, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, low maintenance gardens and stained timber deck with Bali-style cabana on a large 751sqm block. CONTACTS Scott Hall/Byron Wallace PHONE 0402 667 088/0419 943 915 EMAIL

Beautifully maintained single level home featuring study, formal lounge and dining, casual meals, open plan kitchen, adjoining family living area, ducted air-conditioning, double lock up garage, store room and easy care garden on a manageable 516 square metre lot backing on to the coastal bushland of Ern Halliday reserve, giving you the ambience of a rural coastal peacefulness. Great opportunity to secure your very own special piece of the West Coast. CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

If you dream of lazy summer days around a pool and cosy winter nights in your home theatre or heated outdoor spa, then this inviting residence is a must see. Boasting all the ‘I wants’ with modern finishes and panoramic inland views, I’m sure you’ll agree this home is something special. View and secure today! CONTACT Todd & Danielle Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

FOR SALE Innaloo 1/107 Odin Road

$399,000 - $449,000 bed 2 bath 2 car 1

Innaloo 45B Boronia Street

Mid $500'000s bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Kallaroo 11 Wingala Grove

From $859,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Kallaroo 33B Windsor Place

From $399,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Perfectly located and finished to the highest of standards; these stunning apartments are now on offer, ideal for first home buyers, investors and downsizers alike. Enjoy premium finishes such as stone bench tops, engineered timber flooring and reverse cycle air conditioning to keep you comfortable all year round. CONTACT Dean Bradley PHONE 0411 110 779 EMAIL

This superbly located villa is in a much desired pocket of South Innaloo. This super quiet villa boasts an appealing elevation plus once inside a functional open plan layout. It offers a formal entry, separate lounge room, separate family room and dining area, 3x spacious bedrooms all with built in storage, 2 bathrooms and a large laundry. Makes this property A WINNER!!! CONTACT Phyllis Gemelli PHONE 0407 386 501 EMAIL

This is an easy care quality home that has a welcoming feel as you enter through the double doors. Features granite kitchen, renovated bathrooms, cedar lined entertainment area, outdoor kitchen, solar heated pool with spa jets, tranquil linear waterfall, artificial lawn and long double drive with additional space for the boat or caravan. CONTACT David Burnley PHONE 0414 960 233 EMAIL

Come and inspect this blank canvas and make this home your own. Here is your opportunity to secure this value packed duplex home with family room, separately defined dining room and spacious kitchen. This home offers so much opportunity for so little- whether you are a first home buyer or investor your options are unlimited. Be quick to secure this property in the sought after Kallaroo suburb. CONTACT Valerie Boyle PHONE 0404 864 932 EMAIL

Innaloo 2/11 Dongara Street

Starting from $449,000 bed 2 bath 2 car 1

Joondanna 1, 2 & 3 /146 Roberts Road

Mid $700,000's bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Kallaroo 22 Koombana Way

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Kallaroo 8 Manly Vale

From $1,195,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

The choice is yours Newly launched and just 4 quality 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartments, just finished and in fantastic Innaloo location. With close proximity to schools, shops, parks and transport, less than 10kms from the city, Innaloo offers it all! CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

Superior size and quality, single storey villas designed with every attention to detail. Features include stunning kitchens, two living areas including a theatre room, high ceilings and alfresco areas built under the main roof. Under construction in an elevated central location close to public transport. A choice of shopping destinations including The Mezz in Mount Hawthorn, Dogswamp Shopping Centre in Yokine plus the Innaloo Shopping Centre. CONTACTS Chas Paridis/Paul Chang-Leng PHONE 0418 911 289/0407 925 557 EMAIL

So many options here, enjoy this gorgeous home now and develop when the kids leave the nest, rent out or live in while developing at the rear, or demolish and build 3 brand new homes. The property is zoned R40 and offers triplex potential – the house is able to be retained with drive through side access to the rear. Features Renovated kitchen, huge patio, below ground pool and reverse cycle air conditioning. CONTACT Shane Capelli PHONE 0410 339 499 EMAIL

This home has been finished with flair and is perfectly packaged for carefree living with a welcoming ambience and practical floor plan spanning two levels. Features delightful open plan kitchen, super-sized family room, meals and games room form a “wow factor” open plan living area. The vista afforded by the vast expanse of glass brings the outdoors in, enhancing the appeal of the decked alfresco, glass fenced solar heated pool and freestanding poolside indoor games and spa room. CONTACT Sheila Stritch PHONE 0412 212 748 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Kallaroo 100 Mullaloo Drive

From $575,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Kallaroo 34 Killarney Heights

Offers from $1,325,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Karrinyup 34 Somerton Road

From $949,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 2

Kingsley 2 Lee Court

From $575,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 56

This home offers options galore for the astute investor or owner who wants their money to work for them. This desirable elevated 710sqm block with original 1973 built home is within walking distance to Mullaloo Beach, and reserve with adjoining cafe strip. Imagine those potential ocean views from your own private retreat possible from a future second storey. CONTACT David Burnley PHONE 0414 960 233 EMAIL

Kallaroo 110 Aristride Avenue

$1,495,000 bed 6 bath 3 car 3

Located just a short stroll from the beach, this beautifully renovated home has the warmth and character of a traditional property with the style and sophistication of a contemporary new-build. Features open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, huge outdoor area with beautiful lagoon pool, decked area, undercover alfresco and limestone flooring. With its abundance of living space, ultra-modern interior and luxurious outdoor area, this home offers the last word in six-star resort style. CONTACT Karen Schleyer PHONE 0406 695 772 EMAIL

Kallaroo 37 Glenbank Crescent

If you are in the market for a solid investment in a prime location, look no further than this solid brick and tile home with attached granny flat! Develop now or renovate and land bank for the future, the choice is yours! Located in the 'blue chip' Perth suburb of Karrinyup, on 910sqm of prime R20 zoned development land with a 20m frontage, 45.5m deep, rectangular site.

Kingsley 10 Clapton Court

If you are looking for a great location family home with value then this property is a must view. Features include two separate living areas, kitchen overlooking family/dining and fantastic outdoor patio entertaining area, below ground saltwater pool for family enjoyment, Breeze Air ducted air conditioning throughout, reticulation to front gardens and lawns, roller shutters to windows and double lock up carport.

Kingsley 9A Cossack Court

CONTACT Romeo Kojic PHONE 0418 970 274 EMAIL

CONTACT James Kennedy PHONE 0421 420 450 EMAIL

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From $549,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

From $495,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Supremely nestled on an enormous 915sqm (approx.) block boasting breathtaking ocean views from both levels, this grand double-storey family residence features a huge chef’s kitchen, giant sunken family room, a generous separate theatre or games room, magnificent rear patio area, bubbling outdoor spa, sunken paved courtyard, sparkling below-ground solar-heated salt-water swimming pool and a splendid poolside cabana. CONTACT Valerie Boyle PHONE 0404 864 932 EMAIL

This fully renovated home situated on a large 685sqm (approx.) block is ready and waiting for those who are looking for a property to move straight into and enjoy. Offering a new kitchen, large living area, new bathroom, modern dĂŠcor, air conditioning and an awesome outdoor entertaining area with a sparkling pool just in time for summer. CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

This modern home sits on an easy care block and is situated in a private cul-de-sac location. Fantastic features include central kitchen, open plan family and meals areas with new flooring throughout, good size separate theatre room with double doors, evaporative air conditioning throughout and outdoor alfresco entertaining area. This property is perfect for a first home buyer, downsizer or young couple who want to get into this evergreen suburb location. CONTACT James Kennedy PHONE 0421 420 450 EMAIL

Get into Kingsley and be quick to secure this immaculate and perfectly located home sitting in a private cul-de-sac location. Features good sized open plan lounge and meals areas, kitchen with gas hotplates and built in wall oven, outdoor large pitched patio Colorbond entertaining area, Mitsubishi reverse cycle air conditioning to main living, under cover carport with roller door and security screens to windows. This is an ideal first home buyer, downsizer or investment opportunity. CONTACT James Kennedy PHONE 0421 420 450 EMAIL

FOR SALE Kingsley 46 Dollis Way

From $639,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Langford 29 Simons Way

From $399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Leederville 20 Stamford Street

Expressions of Interest bed 3 bath 1 car 4

This large family home sits on a flat 700m2 R20/R40 rezoning block! Features include three separate living areas including a large front lounge room, open plan family, meals and separate games room, stunning kitchen, outdoor pitched patio rear entertaining area, outdoor built in bbq off mains & basin with hot and cold water, immaculate well established gardens and rear lawn with room for a pool, new alarm system, and LG reverse cycle air conditioning throughout. CONTACT James Kennedy PHONE 0421 420 450 EMAIL

Landsdale 37 Limetta Grove

Are you still searching for the PERFECT first/investment home? Then your search ENDS today! This brand new home offers peaceful, secured and low maintenance lifestyle and it is GUARANTEED to impress every discerned buyer.

Leederville 16/1 Wylie Place

CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL

This solid three bedroom home offers plenty of options to retain and renovate or use the development potential to build multiple apartments. Zoned R80, this 496sqm property is located within the Oxford Centre Precinct with the potential to build up to 3 storeys consisting up to 4 grouped dwellings (Subject to planning approval) The central location is around the corner from the heart of Leederville. This is definitely a rare opportunity not to be missed! CONTACT Paul Chang-Leng PHONE 0407 925 557 EMAIL

$325,000 - $345,000

Expression of Interest bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Madeley 33 The Oval

Low $500,000's bed 4 bath 2 car 2

DUDLEY PARK Stunning double storey home located next to Mandurah Open plan lounge, kitchen and dining areas. Fantastic 12/1 Mariners Cove Drive canals. quality kitchen, large bench top, quality s/steel appliances,

Mandurah 14 Koolyanga Place

bed 3 bath 2 car 2

bed 3 bath 3 car 2

From $299,000

dishwasher, double sink. Private balcony with water glimpses. Low maintenance entertaining area with great courtyard at the rear, easy care gardens at the front. CONTACT Rick Uren PHONE 0414 779 834 EMAIL


Ready to start building your dream home in the right neighbourhood? With the arising Matilda estate in Landsdale being popular and desirable as it is, now you have the opportunity to build your dream home in the right neighbourhood. The block size of the land is an expansive and exceptional 510m2 which means you can build your dream home and not compromise in space for the outdoor entertainment. Located close to local shopping centres, bus routes that heads to Whitfords train station, schools, CONTACT Thanh Nguyen Kingsway shopping centre, PHONE 0414 288 165 Hilarys Boat Harbour. EMAIL

Frank Moreno is delighted to present this great 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 2 car bays, 2 toilets townhouse, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac alongside a gorgeous open Parkland. With recent renovations completed including fresh Paint, tiling in kitchen to name a few, it presents in readiness for furniture fit-out to suit your taste. Also situated very close to public transport, schools and off course the click and fanfare of the famous Leederville coffee and restaurant precinct. CONTACT Frank Moreno PHONE 0413 712 485 EMAIL

Located on one of the quietest streets in the sought-after suburb of Madeley, this immaculate and up-to-date property is the perfect home for a young family. This well-maintained property boasts landscaped gardens both front and back, and a huge paved, undercover alfresco area leading from the tiled family and dining area. If you love entertaining, this is the property for you! There is even a separate home theatre, for cosy movie nights at home. CONTACT Blaise Partridge PHONE 0478 890 876 EMAIL

GREENFIELDS Superb tranquil location opposite beautiful Park and really close to the River. Delightful character home has a separate granny flat. Gorgeous open living with leafy tranquil views of the Park. Ideal for future development, 1024m2 sub-divisible land, 54.46m frontage, deep sewerage connected. Near river and boat ramp. CONTACT Maureen Parsons PHONE 0413 033 144 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Mandurah 14 Philmont Way

From $479,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

MEADOW SPRINGS If you are looking for a premium home with an extra bit of room in Meadow Springs, this is one to view.... This beautiful Redink quality built home offers the new owners spacious open plan design features 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate theatre, home office/study, plus separate activity room. Side access for boat or van. CONTACT Rick Uren PHONE 0414 779 834 EMAIL

Mandurah 28 Scottsdale Turn

From $419,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

MEADOW SPRINGS Welcome to this inviting, warm and friendly home. This quality home offers the new owners a quiet location in the prestigious Meadow Springs with an outstanding Park at the end of the street. You will be impressed with the open plan living that this home offers. Paved alfresco area. Side access to park your boat or van. CONTACT Rick Uren PHONE 0414 779 834 EMAIL

There is a home theatre for the whole family to sit back and relax! The backyard of this property consisting of a generous alfresco, quality pavers and easy care garden, youll have more than enough space for weekend BBQ's! This outdoor entertainment area is the perfect place to host parties & social gatherings! Plenty of room in the back yard to add a pool or for the kids to play.

Mandurah 28 Skylark Loop

$595,000 bed 6 bath 2 car 2

Mandurah 81 Hudson Drive

$425,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Marmion 5a Cann Place

From $549,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1 58

ERSKINE - OSPREY WATERS a family informind, Extras Include: Daikin ductedDesigned zoned airwith conditioning this two&year old 6 2.5 bedroom, 2 bathroom has some heating cooling, KW Solar panels to home help reduce your great features second 4.8m electricity bill, including, massive paved sidedriveway access forplus park yourside boatside or access, bedrooms are generous in size all with TV points trailer, high ceiling & LED lighting in the main living area,, gas 3kw solar panels, games room, high ceilings, built in BBQ hot water system with electric booster, auto retic front and area, kitchen plusquality scullery. back, galley NBN connection, carpets and window CONTACT Fiorenzamasses of treatments, tastefully finished decorKathryn throughout, PHONE 0427 475 661 storage, and more! EMAIL

Conveniently located just a

DUDLEY PARK The perfect property is waiting for you, it has an excellent floor plan with fabulous 4 beds, 2 bath, 2 toilets good size theatre room, laundry, the modern spacious Chef's kitchen is furnished with s/steel appliances, good size bench top and is well placed for entertaining into the open plan living/dining area. All the bedrooms are great sizes. CONTACT Vicki Wotherspoon PHONE 0428 206 884 EMAIL

This light filled home has two living areas including a spacious lounge (or could be lounge/ dining) plus an open plan kitchen/ meals/ living area with outlook to the private, landscaped back garden. The floor plan allows for desirable stream lined indoor/ outdoor living with access to the fabulous decked alfresco and garden – ideal for entertaining or enjoying the peaceful solitude on a summer evening. This is an appealing, affordable home in a blue chip beach side suburb – a must to view! CONTACT Mary Peard PHONE 0407 151 153 EMAIL

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Mandurah 63 Bellavista Parade

From $549,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 2

Marangaroo 5 Le Grand Gardens

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Marmion 6 Jagoe Court

$795,000 - $825,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

MEADOW SPRINGS Enjoy the lifestyle this home has to offer you, with this exclusive double storey home overlooking Meadow Springs Golf Course! This beautiful home offers 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, theatre/ games, below ground swimming pool. It is rare that homes are available for sale of this quality and in this location. CONTACT Rick Uren PHONE 0414 779 834 EMAIL

Set on close to 700 square metres, this quiet and inviting property has so much to offer, from the excellent location next to beautiful nature reserves and parkland, to the huge rear entertaining space, complete with undercover alfresco, water feature and Foxtel connection! Beautifully decorated and immaculately presented, this stylish home benefits from a security system, zoned, ducted air-conditioning and ceiling fans in the bedrooms. CONTACT Blaise Partridge PHONE 0478 890 876 EMAIL

Picture “The Block” on TV! A few weekends of hard work, some expenses for the materials, but oh what satisfaction when your project is complete and your home becomes the house of your dreams. Situated in a prize cul-de-sac in a sought-after location close to select schools, shops, parks and the coastal strip. Features lounge room with cathedral ceiling, large dining room, spacious activity room, kitchen with breakfast bar and powered shed. Block size 737sqm approx. CONTACTS Paul Sharry/Maggie Pawlik PHONE 0417 174 180/0438 876 727 EMAIL

FOR SALE Marmion 72A West Coast Drive

$795,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Mindarie 17 Bodrum Crescent

From $679,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mindarie 3 Torquay Pass

From $1,199,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 3

Mindarie 61 Cristobal Crescent

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

A great opportunity to design and build your very own coastal retreat and residence. Quiet location away from the hassles of the summer traffic, offering easy laneway vehicle access with your own private pedestrian right of way to the beautiful beaches and sparkling crystal waters of the Indian Ocean. Very few homes are located this close to the water’s edge. Great ocean views to be capitalised on, by your exclusive build, at this very exclusive address. CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

Merriwa 29 Adelong Circuit

Welcome to 17 Bodrum Crescent which is situated on a 623sqm block in a quiet street & was built by Ventura Homes in 2005, within walking distance to multiple parks plus great public & private Schools to choose from. This makes this immaculately presented residence an ideal place for a growing family. With its unique floor plan making this home far from ordinary! CONTACT John Cowup

This truly stunning 3 storey home is built with absolute love Mindarie devotion to create a fantastic place to live with a carefree 28B Clarecastle Retreat &lifestyle & everything you could ever wish for. Located in the

Inspirational design ensures the finest in luxury family living, while taking advantage of ocean and marina views. This prestigious home is oversized in all areas, with spacious living, brilliant chefs’ kitchen, separate study, massive alfresco, lap pool with private courtyard and timber deck as well as a spacious balcony. This home is just 300m to the water’s edge, presents as new and will please the most particular of buyers.

Mindarie 35 Tees Court

PHONE 0411 37 36 35 EMAIL

CONTACT Shane Capelli PHONE 0410 339 499 EMAIL

This beautiful family home is positioned in a fantastic location on a 615qsm corner block with plenty of room for a caravan, boat or trailer. Within walking distance to the popular Mindarie Primary School, Shops; Cafes & Restaurants makes this an ideal family home. With absolutely nothing to do, this home ticks all the boxes LOOK NO MORE. CONTACT John Cowup PHONE 0411 37 36 35 EMAIL

$319,000 - $329,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

From $1,299,000 bed 4 bath 4 car 2

From $899,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mirrabooka 5/6 Fragrant Gardens

$260,000 - $280,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Really well priced 3 x 2 in the heart of Seagrove Estate. Lovely quiet street. Neat & tidy with a security system & screens & brand new flooring throughout. It's light & bright with decent size bedrooms. Open plan living areas are all temperature controlled with the reverse cycle air conditioning unit. Needs a little bit of work but at that price is oh so cheap. CONTACT Jan Buchanan PHONE 0408 802 381 EMAIL

most prestige street in Mindarie & arguably one of the best in the northern corridor; full of multimillion dollar homes & surrounded by water with amazing Ocean and Marina views. CONTACT John Cowup PHONE 0411 37 36 35 EMAIL

This beautiful residence sits high up on a massive 792sqm block in a very desirable cul-de-sac location, backing on to a nature reserve with amazing Ocean views from the front balcony & is only a short walk to the Beach & Mindarie Marina. Full of fantastic features throughout; the moment you walk through the double door entry you know it is a quality built home. CONTACT John Cowup PHONE 0411 37 36 35 EMAIL

OVER 55's Looking to downsize with some money left over? Beyond the lovely reticulated lawn and gardens this wonderful home is waiting for you to just unpack and enjoy the easy life. Features neutral décor, new appliances in the kitchen and security screens and doors throughout. The bright, sunny rooms look out onto a leafy park, perfect for a morning stroll. A courtyard with covered pergola provides a nice private space for you out the back. CONTACT Rodney Vines PHONE 0417 917 640 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Mount Hawthorn 34a Ellesmere Street

Early - Mid $900's bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Muchea 105 Chittering Street

Offers Over $715,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 6

Mullaloo 3 Cuttle Court

$995,000 - $1,045,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

North Beach 27 Giles Street

End Date Sale bed 3 bath 1 car 1 60

This spacious and well-presented home sits on an elevated 326m2 green title block. Ideally located, close to schools, transport and the vibrant Mount Hawthorn cafe strip. This freshly painted property features a spacious family room with soaring ceiling that open onto the dining area, kitchen and tranquil garden. CONTACT Phyllis Gemelli PHONE 0407 386 501 EMAIL

Mount Lawley 3/37 Railway Parade

$395,000 - $425,000 bed 1 bath 1 car 1

Just listed is this 5 acre property in Muchea just off Brand Highway and down the road from the Muchea polo grounds and pony club. The property consists of a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick and tile home with open plan kitchen, meals and lounge with a 900mm oven and gas cooktop, 3 x reverse cycle air conditioners throughout, 2 x Foxtel outlets, heat lamps and heated towel rails in the ensuite, solar hot water system plus 5kw solar panels to keep those power bills down. CONTACT Samantha Hill PHONE 0407 666 905 EMAIL

Mullaloo 158 Mullaloo Drive

Coastal cul-de-sac tranquillity is the only fitting location for this charming two-storey family residence, designed to impressively entertain whilst also capitalising on the breathtaking ocean views. Features a stylish modern kitchen, preceding a tranquil and landscaped outdoor setting at the rear, complete with a cedar-lined entertaining alfresco, a built-in gas-bottled barbecue, lush lawns, outdoor lighting and an exotic below-ground swimming pool with adjacent decking. CONTACT Leigh Wilson PHONE 0410 056 092 EMAIL

North Beach 229 West Coast Drive

End Date Sale: All offers presented 10th February 2017. Sellers reserve their right to accept an offer prior to the end date. Perfectly positioned on the crest of the Giles Street hillside with the guarantee of sustained water views, this much loved cottage has a north facing backyard and is just metres from iconic Mettam’s Pool. Features timber floors, ornate ceilings, split level interior and a new rear deck.

North Beach 57 Sorrento Street

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CONTACT Les Lindsay PHONE 0407 420 384 EMAIL

From $719,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Auction bed 2 bath 1 car 1

From $1,295,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

For those seeking a bullet-proof investment, first home, or downsizer, only a short walk to Mount Lawley Train Station, look no further. Accessed from Challen lane, this one bedroom ground floor apartment features a very usable private courtyard ideal for entertaining, and plenty of character features such as high ceilings, Jarrah floorboards, and gorgeous sash windows. CONTACT Clinton Edwards PHONE 0409 040 901 EMAIL

Concealed from the street behind a sculptured front garden, this private spacious lifestyle property captures the feeling of being permanently on holiday. The open plan kitchen makes excellent use of space and opens onto the lounge/dining area to the front of the home as well as overlooking the inviting family room at the back which flows seamlessly to the tranquil outdoor entertaining patio set against a picturesque backdrop of manicured lawn with fenced outdoor spa. CONTACT Sheila Stritch PHONE 0412 212 748 EMAIL

Zoned R20 with the option to subdivide, this massive 985sqm block presents prime vacant land with huge development potential. Boasting panoramic ocean views from Hillarys to Fremantle, Rottnest and beyond, this superior lot offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to build your dream. There is an existing dwelling on the property, this space will be yours whilst you contemplate your future. This is a truly unique opportunity not to miss! CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

Located on a tree-lined street in leafy North Beach close to Perths best beaches and dining establishments this is a quality home without compromise. With four bedrooms over two storeys, the luxury property has been built by Lopresti and offers unparalleled attention to detail. CONTACTS Sam Mannino/Paul Kettle PHONE 0402 822 457/0403 177 680 EMAIL

FOR SALE North Beach Lot 63/9 Sorrento Street

All Offers Considered

This property will capture your imagination as it’s just back from the hustle & bustle of busy West Coast Drive yet still possesses the wonderful water views – without the “front row” noise). With a driveway on the western flank and a walkway to the east this vacant land can be developed out to its front boundaries (avoiding normal setbacks) which greatly enhances its current 12.74M frontage. This is a must see property and will not last.

North Perth 6a Claverton Street

Quality family home packed with extra features offering self- sustainable living on a huge sub-dividable 1067sqm block selling for land value. Located in a cul-de-sac in this great family beachside suburb, the home offers three living areas, quality kitchen with granite benchtops, three living areas, and a covered arched alfresco, great for entertaining with natural timber bar and built in barbecue, overlooking the spa and barramundi pond. Plenty of secure parking for boat, caravan and four cars. CONTACT Juliet Wills PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

Ocean Reef 9A Dinghy Place

Two storey townhouse in a central location, fully refurbished in a popular and quiet complex. Light, bright and spacious, it's been freshly painted throughout with beautiful wood floors in the living room. The bathroom and kitchen are fully renovated. Features include more than 60sqm of living, under stair storage, a rear private courtyard, new hot water system, security screens on windows and doors and an undercover carport with visitor parking available. Strata fees $385 per quarter. CONTACT Juliet Wills PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

Padbury 27 Brisbane Drive

This commanding federation home, provides a functional floor plan and two kitchens that is sure to appease those families that are bigger than most. Boasting 3 separate living areas, study, a downstairs ‘parents’ & ‘kids’ wing as well as a stunning fully self-contained second floor with a large modern kitchen, open plan living/dining area and an epic master suite – perfect for complete separate living under the same roof!

Parkwood 39 Keslake Way

CONTACT Les Lindsay PHONE 0407 420 384 EMAIL

Ocean Reef 5 Tack Place

$849,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 3

Osborne Park 23/36 Cape Street

From $299,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Padbury 4 Warrior Court

$799,000 - $839,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 2

CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

From $649,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

End Date Sale bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Offers bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Whether youre a young professional, new comers into the suburb, investor or downsizers wanting a low maintenance home, this is the perfect opportunity in a blue chip location. Close to absolutely everything, you will love living in the heart of it all. Morning walks to the local cafe strip, weekend trips out into the city, so much to enjoy in and around North Perth, you'll always love coming home to this little gem. CONTACTS Clinton Edwards/Caroline Bicknell PHONE 0409 040 901/0405 763 301 EMAIL

END DATE SALE - All offers by 16 Jan 2016 (Unless Sold Prior) Perfectly positioned overlooking the pristine waters of the Indian Ocean, lot 1/ 9 Dinghy Place offers an incredible coastal opportunity to build your dream home. With stunning ocean views to the north and south, this 454sqm of elevated lot is situated in a cul-de-sac. Watch the sun melt into the ocean, coastal walk and cycle trails, the boat harbour and beaches at your door. CONTACT Juliet Wills PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

Spacious family home nestled in a super quiet street on a large 700sqm elevated block and boasting a flowing floorplan, two separate living areas, a large renovated kitchen, a ‘parents and kids wing’ and a stunning backyard with a large outdoor entertaining area. The lucky buyer will not be disappointed by the sheer relaxation this abode offers. CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

Well presented with a highly functional floor plan, this renovated home has so much to offer including three great sized bedrooms, well-appointed bathroom, spacious formal lounge room, renovated kitchen with brand new stainless steel appliances, meals/living area, renovated laundry with ample cupboard spaces, reverse cycle air-conditioning system and many more CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno amazing features. PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL

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FOR SALE This amazing spacious freshly painted, Blue Print Home is a Port Kennedy see. Close to beach and Golf club. Features: 126 Bayside Boulevard must Separate study/activity room

Port Kennedy 14 Oceanic Court

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2


Port Kennedy 19 Zedora Loop

$410,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Port Kennedy 5 Rennes Lane

$295,000-$325,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Quinns Rocks 23 Dennis Street

From $799,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 1 62

Spacious renovated kitchen & renovated bathrooms Ducted evaporative air conditioning Side access to both sides of the property Approximately 259m2 UMR CONTACT Graham York Land area 687m2 PHONE 0467 773 977

Buyers Over $399,000

Stop! Are you looking for that classic family home? Do you want easy care living with very low maintenance? Do you want easy access to primary school, boat ramp, beach and golf? This is a must see, feature packed home which includes: Beautiful Below Ground Pool, Evaporative Air Conditioning, Wrap Around Patio, Built in BBQ, Central Kitchen Overlooking Pool, Workshop, CONTACT Rob Davis all on a 645 M Block. PHONE 0439 843 776

Port Kennedy 5 Leros Lane

This property is perfect for first home buyers, down sizers, investors. Here is what is on offer: Air Conditioning Bore & Reticulation Walk to ST Bernadette's Catholic Primary & Port Kennedy P/S Transport links are nearby. Don't miss out on this one. CONTACT Rob Davis Call Now! PHONE 0439 843 776

Port Kennedy 74 Chelmsford Avenue

I can't decide whether we are in Broome or Margaret River as I wander through this gorgeous rustic home. Serenity engulfs you at every turn. A rich tapestry of timber finishes with vibrant colour schemes indulge the senses. Panoramic ocean views appreciated from main living area and sweeping verandahs. Thought has been put into every element of this property. CONTACT Jeff Parkes

Quinns Rocks 23 Robinson Avenue




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PHONE 0418 923 989 EMAIL

$389,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $479,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $749,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Beautiful & tastefully renovated home close to schools, shops, parks & transport. Features include: Shoppers entrance into kitchen Quality tiled floors/skirting Large colorbond patio 6x3 powered workshop CONTACT Graham York Block size 550m2 PHONE 0467 773 977 EMAIL

Do you want to be able to go away with peace of mind? Do you want easy access to primary school, boat ramp, beach and golf? This is a must see, feature packed brick and tile home which includes: Alfresco Dining, Theatre Central Kitchen, Extra Large Garage, Fully Fenced Property, 186M Living & 515 M Block. This is a must see property for the discerning CONTACT Rob Davis buyer. Call now! PHONE 0439 843 776 EMAIL

Are you looking for a beautiful home in walking distance to the beach? Do you need a spacious workshop with access through the garage? Do you enjoy time in the garden? This 4x2 brick and tile home is a must see and its bursting with features: Extra Large Main Bedroom, Spacious Formal Lounge, Ducted Evap A/C, Gabled Patio 5.7M X 6M Workshop CONTACT Rob Davis 627M Block PHONE 0439 843 776 EMAIL

As the sign at the front door suggests life at the beach is good and on your door step (less than a 5 min walk in either direction is the rare combination of gorgeous parkland and idyllic sandy beaches to ensure family living cant get any better. This home represents a combination of Old Quinns Charm, and modern contemporary style and finishes. CONTACT Jeff Parkes PHONE 0418 923 989 EMAIL

FOR SALE Quinns Rocks 39 Hickory Road

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Classic Old Quinns location, with loads of parking and workshop, tastefully finished, make this your dream beach home, thoughtful renovation means the hard work is done and you can just move in and relax. Make the effort to see this home you wont be disappointed. CONTACT Jeff Parkes PHONE 0418 923 989 EMAIL

Rockingham 1/54 Parkin Street

$499,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Big and beautiful! Superb ocean and foreshore views to Point Rockingham from this fab fifth floor apartment. Excellent secure 14/59 Rockingham Beach Road Peron accommodation comprising, three bedrooms, two and a half

Safety Bay 12 Hughes Court

bed 3 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$750,000 - $780,000

Safety Bay 13 Radford Place

Over $629,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Safety Bay 1a Berry Street

$1,275,000 bed 3 bath 3 car 4

bathroom, two car spaces plus spacious storage room. There is also a beautiful pool and excellent gymnasium. This apartment even has its own walk in chiller/wine room. CONTACT Julie Pym PHONE 0411 436 537 EMAIL

Stroll to local beach and local shopping center. This is a unique location in a quiet cul-de-sac, an opportunity for you to settle in and enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. The home has been lovingly renovated with a large family room extension spilling out onto beautiful outdoor living and amazing grassed area. CONTACT Fran Satherley PHONE 0414 447 343 EMAIL

Architecturally designed 383sqm 2 storey 180 degree ocean views with amazing sunsets King size master bedroom plus patio Upstairs has 2nd kitchen in family room Office is complete with built in quality desk and shelving Family room with built in bar CONTACT David Lomax PHONE 0409 084 940 EMAIL


Safety Bay 13 Tidefall Street

From $459,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Safety Bay 26 Wavelea Street

$395,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Not often a complete package such as this 2 storey spacious town house is listed at such a realistic price and features the following: Upstairs and down stairs family rooms, Pine flooring in family areas and staircase, 12 solar panels on the roof-3kw, Security system throughout, Coded security gates to complex, Large covered patio at the rear. CONTACT David Lomax PHONE 0409 084 940 EMAIL

From the moment you enter this amazing home you will fall in love with it. It has the presentation of a show home with so much style and character, together with a tranquil cosy atmosphere just perfect for family living. The kitchen is the hub of the home. This area overlooks family TV space and has views both ways out to gardens and patio area. CONTACT Fran Satherley PHONE 0414 447 343 EMAIL

This home has several living spaces to suit the large family. There is a front formal living dining area which overlooks the rose gardens and lush green lawns, the kitchen is the hub of the home and has loads of bench space, pantry, gas upright oven and skylight. A sparkling pool plus an extra patio for outdoor entertaining completes the picture. CONTACT Fran Satherley PHONE 0414 447 343 EMAIL

WOW opportunity here, in this sought after area FEATURES Updated bathroom Lockup shed Close to shops,public trans, & schools walking distance to the beautiful beach 810m2 block CONTACT Graham York

PHONE 0467 773 977 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Scarborough 1/3 Helmsley Street


Front villa in a small group of three in a quiet location within a few hundred metres of parks, shops & transport. Good presentation and includes two WCs plus secure parking for 2 cars. 3 bedrooms with built in robes plus air conditioner.

bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Scarborough 21 Clifton Street

All Offers Presented bed 5 bath 2 car 3

Scarborough 3/47 Deanmore Road

Offers above $315,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Scarborough 7/26 Andrew Street

$639,950 bed 3 bath 2 car 2 64

CONTACT Chas Paridis PHONE 0418 911 289 EMAIL

Scarborough 17/55 Deanmore Road

This light and bright fully renovated corner unit located on the second floor. Funky ideal first home or investment.

$299,000 - $325,000

Ideally located in the heart of Scarborough amongst cafe's, beach and restaurants.

bed 1 bath 1 car 2

CONTACT David Lynch PHONE 0409 955 554 EMAIL

All offers presented by Wednesday 1st February at 6:00pm (unless sold prior). There is no better way to enjoy the coastal lifestyle than this magnificent family home in the heart of Scarborough. Impressive yet understated, this property has been designed for relaxed family living. This exceptional home can be enjoyed from a spacious open plan kitchen, living and dining, study, activity room, upstairs living, outdoor alfresco and second storey balcony with serene park views. CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

Walk to stunning beaches, cafes, shops and transport with Scarborough more amenities to come in the ever developing coastal 22/133 Deanmore Road many gem that is Scarborough.

Situated a short stroll to Abbett Park this 2 bedroom ground floor unit is incredible value in this fast growing seaside suburb. INVEST or NEST in this ideally located property with Scarborough beach & caf strip only a short walk away.

Scarborough 5/29 Pearl Parade

CONTACT Sacha Daniel PHONE 0414 501 109 EMAIL

A 500 metre stroll to the cafes, beach and park from this renovated stylish Townhouse quietly located at the rear of this quiet complex. A little different to the standard with high ceilings, leadlight features and views from two. Most of the renovations are complete and waiting for a lucky new owner to add their own final touches to this delightful beachside home.

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CONTACT Chas Paridis PHONE 0418 911 289 EMAIL

From $380,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

$425,000 - $445,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

CONTACT Paul Kettle PHONE 0403 177 680 EMAIL

With an ocean outlook from both levels this well-appointed beachside home offers an affordable “lock & leave” lifestyle. There’s little to do except move in and enjoy the air conditioned comfort (on both levels) of this much loved property which has been freshly painted, has new fixtures and fittings and is beautifully presented. Alfresco entertaining is made easy beneath the smart new pergola/ courtyard area adjacent to the kitchen. CONTACT Les Lindsay PHONE 0407 420 384 EMAIL

What an opportunity with this beachfront 2 bedroom 1 Scarborough double storey home with fantastic Ocean views 7/280 West Coast Highway bathroom and in a quality and well maintained complex that offers the

From $579,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

luxury of both the beach, and the new Scarborough foreshore redevelopment precinct. CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL



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FOR SALE Scarborough 120 Northstead Street

From $749,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Want all the character of a yesteryear property but renovated for modern living. This gorgeous home has all that plus more, the large front grassed area of the home is simply beautiful. Jarrah floor boards, high ceilings and a wonderful porch to sit and watch the world go by. There is even room for the boat or caravan. CONTACT James Drummond PHONE 0422 043 344 EMAIL

Newly renovated large apartment with unbeatable ocean Scarborough located right on the coast in the quiet southern end of 24/287 West Coast Highway views, Scarborough.

$850,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Scarborough 57C Andrew Street

From $779,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 3

Scarborough 86 Sackville Terrace

From $725,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 66

This is a prime investment opportunity to own an absolute beach front apartment in a secure, quiet and well maintained complex.

Scarborough 125 Westview Street

End Date Sale bed 3 bath 1 car 2

CONTACT Marcus Lord PHONE 0417 911 107 EMAIL

Architecturally designed with an emphasis on easy family living both in and outdoors. Prized elevated position capturing the most magnificent ocean views, Rottnest Island, the endless coastal landscape and glorious sunsets. Features gourmet kitchen, huge formal lounge and formal dining and covered balcony with electric operated louvres for sun protection. Environmentally friendly in its construction with many “green� features including double glazed windows and doors to provide sound & thermal insulation. CONTACT Paul Sharry PHONE 0417 174 180 EMAIL

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CONTACT Sacha Daniel PHONE 0414 501 109 EMAIL

Scarborough 28a Corbett Street

Why not build your dream home in a trendy, dream-lifestyle kind of location.


Just a short bike ride to the beach, close to great coffee shops and Brighton foodie strip myriad other good things, imagine a location where you can have it all.

CONTACT James Drummond PHONE 0422 043 344 EMAIL

Super appealing, high quality, Browne-Neaves executive townhouse in leafy park side location. Private & secure, set on generous rear strata lot with bonus 3 car undercover parking. A unique property, with functional semi open plan layout, gourmet kitchen, vogue dcor throughout and superior styling.

Suit buyers in the mid 600s This 3 bedroom home is sure to impress with such large open plan living area, front & rear private outdoor area, double garage all sitting on 386m2 of land. What a great opportunity to enjoy the Scarborough lifestyle, dining & entertainment.

CONTACT Mandy Bizzaca PHONE 0409 915 210 EMAIL

Scarborough 85 Millcrest Street

From $799,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Scarborough 92A Northstead Street

From $799,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

On 383sqm there is a unique layout in this Scarborough home. It has 4 bedrooms (although 2 are joined, perfect for small children or as a bedroom with office combined), two separate living areas, a decked entertaining area overlooking the saltwater plunge pool and best of all, very little gardening needed! Located just a few minutes from the stunning Scarborough beaches and just a minutes walk to Bennett Park or the Doubleview Bowls Club. CONTACT Jane Turnbull PHONE 0401 158 798 EMAIL

Better be quick with this brand new quality upmarket home which has been cleverly designed with nothing but absolute style and class in mind. The property combines clean lines, spacious living areas and excellent build quality to create an impressive home in this fantastic Scarborough location. CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL



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FOR SALE Secret Harbour 76 Forty Road

$499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Shoalwater 1 Gloucester Avenue

Offers Over $1,190,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Sorrento 11 Albacore Drive

AUCTION bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Sorrento 1A Marine Terrace

From $649,000

Come and view this fantastic entertainers delight. For the summer entertainer, what more do you want. Sparkling below ground pool and a large alfresco to sit and relax. Fantastic kitchen with island bench Security shutters Ducted air-conditioning 210m2 of living CONTACT Vandy Hall All this on a 702m2 block PHONE 0424 937 034

Secret Harbour 9 Wombarra Street

From the moment you enter this amazing architecturally designed home, you will fall in love. It has the presentation of a show home with style and character, high ceilings, unique design with attention to detail, blending the inside with the outdoor living in perfect harmony. Other features include outdoor decking areas, exotic Bali style landscaping, statues and water feature. CONTACT Fran Satherley

Sorrento 10 Warwick Road

Nestled in a quiet Sorrento street, this beautifully presented home is simply perfect for a growing family. Renovated inside and out, there is nothing to do but kick back and enjoy the wonderful beachside lifestyle this enviable location provides. Auction on site: Saturday 18th February at 11:00am Deposit: $30,000 due on the fall of the hammer Settlement 30/45 days at the buyer’s nomination CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

Sorrento 15 Barracuda Court

This rare, level, GREEN title block is just 50m from the beach! Offering all the benefits of a lifestyle super close to the beach without the traffic! Level, fenced, retained and ready to build, this 373sqm block has its own quiet, laneway access and very desirable wide NORTHERN aspect, ideal for maximising natural light in your new home. Surrounded by multi million dollar homes, how could you go wrong!

Sorrento 9 Seaward Loop


PHONE 0414 447 343 EMAIL

CONTACT Mary Peard PHONE 0407 151 153 EMAIL


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Buyers Over $670,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $879,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $989,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Offers Invited bed 4 bath 2 car 2

POOL. SIDE ACCESS AND LOADS OF ROOM. Great two storey home situated in THE BREAK with solid upstairs concrete slab. This property presides over a lovely park and is in the Comet Bay catchment area with the beach around the corner. This is a scoop. This fab home offers SO MUCH and is phenomenal value. If you want the lot this is the one. CONTACT Julie Pym PHONE 0411 436 537 EMAIL

This home is ideal for family living: a stylish, affordable home with relaxing, casual ambience, two spacious living areas, fabulous open plan, contemporary kitchen and family area opening to a sheltered alfresco. The formal lounge and dining has access to the second delightful pool side outdoor entertaining area, a pitched all weather alfresco with timber decking. All on a large 809sqm, level, R25 zoned rectangle block with rear lane access. CONTACTS Mary Peard/Kathy Clement PHONE 0407 151 153/0403 539 820 EMAIL

Perfectly positioned in a whisper quiet cul-de-sac and with sparkling sea views from both levels, this spacious two storey home has it all. Fantastically located just minutes from stunning Sorrento Beach, this beautifully presented home will comfortably appease any family with a wonderful lifestyle. Features a centralised, open-plan kitchen, family and meals area, sunken games room, luscious back garden and a large outdoor entertaining area overlooking a fenced salt water swimming pool. CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

This picture perfect family residence comes complete with your very own stunning serene park and lake views. Features sun drenched elegant formal lounge and dining room, large study/ home office, central designer kitchen, open plan casual dining and spacious family room, huge media room, stunning outdoors complete with pitched roof all weather alfresco, built in BBQ, sparkling solar heated pool and feature spa, decking and relaxing cabana area. CONTACTS Maggie Pawlik/Paul Sharry PHONE 0438 876 727/0417 174 180 EMAIL

FOR SALE Sorrento 33 Kempenfeldt Avenue

Auction bed 4 bath 3 car 3

South Guildford 50c Kidman Avenue

Low $500,000's bed 3 bath 1 car 3

South Perth 15/15 Melville Parade

From $379,000 bed 1 bath 1 car 1

Stirling 50 Jardine Street

$759,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Auction on site Saturday 18th February at 12 noon on site. (Unless sold prior). This graciously elevated family residence is positioned in a desirable street location on a 919 sqm block. Built for a robust family lifestyle with entertaining in mind, striking the perfect balance between multiple living spaces and generous accommodation. Also features a decked alfresco with cafĂŠ blinds overlooking sparkling pool and cool cabana area. CONTACTS Maggie Pawlik/Paul Sharry PHONE 0438 876 727/0417 174 180 EMAIL

South Guildford 17 Gentle Circle

The established gardens and winding path draw you into this stunning character home. Lovingly renovated, to ensure charm & character are maintained, while also providing modern creature comforts all that's left to do is move in and enjoy!

South Guildford 72 Queens Road

CONTACT Damien Lloyd PHONE 0410 574 626 EMAIL

This gorgeously decorated one bedroom apartment with fresh exterior to the complex is the best in its class and needs to be viewed. Beautifully decorated and fitted with new timber flooring, carpets, blinds, gorgeous kitchen and "State of the Art" bathroom/laundry and its appliances. Ideal living place for city based workers and investors. CONTACT Frank Moreno PHONE 0413 712 485 EMAIL

Enjoy luxurious style living in your own home which is situated on a 673m2 block and nestled on a quiet street within walking distance to the Sheldrake Reserve. This property offers an abundance of space featuring segregated living zones whilst maintaining a natural flow. This property is not expected to last long. CONTACTS Sam Mannino PHONE 0402 822 457 EMAIL

From $460,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$685,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 10

St. James 6 Pallitt Street

From $599,000 bed 3 bath 1

Stirling 7 Pompei Crescent

$899,000 -$949,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

This immaculate 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home is situated on an easy-care corner block with room for a pool or to park your boat or caravan. Drive-through access through the double garage and the large powered shed make this an ideal home for a tradesman too. Lots of options here! CONTACT Laura Grimes PHONE 0400 228 824 EMAIL

Don't miss this fantastic sub-dividable 1955sqm Block with endless opportunities to consider. This wonderful home is positioned within easy walking distance to Guildford Cafes, bars & restaurants, East Guildford Train Station, exclusive Guildford Grammar & the Swan Valley. The main living & dining area is light, bright & open plan leading you out through the sun room to the large undercover alfresco area for year round entertainment. The massive backyard gives plenty of options to add a pool & tennis court or keep the CONTACT David Hofler existing home & subdivide to enjoy PHONE 0418 923 857 the long term benefits. EMAIL

MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE This property has so much to offer massive block, massive extension ALL without the massive price tag. LITERALLY on the East Victoria Park border with one side of the road being East Vic Park and the other St James. CONTACT Tash Welburn PHONE 0409 884 176 EMAIL

Sick of looking at homes in Princeton that are all house and no yard? Well look no further, because 7 Pompei offers you both! Nestled in sought after Princeton Estate, on offer is a stunning family home, with plenty of room both inside and out. This is one lucky family's opportunity to enjoy all the amenities the home and area have to offer. CONTACT Damien Lloyd PHONE 0410 574 626 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Tapping 12 Alvarez Parkway

Mid $400,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Thornlie 4 Coops Avenue

Buyers Over $359,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Tuart Hill 30 Morley Drive

End Date Sale bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Wanneroo 34 Lalina Way

Offers Over $549,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 70

Diane Williamson welcomes you to Cilantro Cottage in the sought after Ashton Heights Estate of Tapping. I am pleased to present an excellent opportunity for first home buyers, downsizers and investors. this well presented modern 3x2 home is directly opposite a beautiful park. CONTACT Diane Williamson PHONE 0431 112 750 EMAIL

The Vines 322 Vines Avenue

$949,000 - $969,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Built in the 1960's this lovely home is ready to welcome new owners and offers huge potential to renovate to your taste. Sitting on a massive 886sqm block the home has the following features: 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, good size lounge with air conditioning, large kitchen, outside there is an alfresco area overlooking large garden, 3 sheds, undercover parking, side CONTACT Julie Read entrance & reticulation. PHONE 0422 495 665

Tuart Hill 10/91 Waterloo Street

Fall in love with this classic brick and tile character home that has been renovated whilst still retaining its character and charm. This street front home boasts a functional layout with two separate living areas, a generously sized front lounge room and an open kitchen & dining area at the rear of the home.

Victoria Park 80 Geddes Street


CONTACT Justin Chidlow PHONE 0402 946 446 EMAIL

Set in an elevated position with amazing views across Lake Joondalup from the upper level master bedroom suite, close to schools and amenities, public transport and parklands this family home with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and study (or 5th bedroom) and massive pool and backyard demands your attention. CONTACT Esmari Bradley PHONE 0422 279 396 EMAIL

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From $285,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

High $800's to mid $900's bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Warnbro 137 Fendam Street

$379,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 3

This amazing two storey family home by Oswald Homes has all the glitz & glamour you would expect from a premium quality builder. A quality that has been equally matched by the architect when designing this stunning home with an interior floor plan that will stand the test of time as the family grows.The property is situated on a 1250sqm block with an elevated rear aspect & uninterrupted views of the championship Vines Resort Golf Course. With views from the front & rear of the property capturing the absolute CONTACT Rod McDougall spirit of what it means to live PHONE 0418 909 954 the golf resort EMAIL lifestyle.

Look no further than this recently painted home with its own lock up garage, open plan kitchen, lounge and dining rooms, covered rear patio for outdoor entertaining and easy care gardens. Overlooking the very well maintained communal gardens and with your own backyard shed, this home has been completed with ducted air conditioning. CONTACT Paul & Sue Middleton PHONE 0419 939 391 EMAIL

three Levels of Luxury. Stunning executive home, split over three levels. If quality, style, size and location are on top of your wish list then viewing of this property is a must. CONTACT Tash Welburn PHONE 0409 884 176 EMAIL

Pristinely presented 3x1x3 property Separate lounge, family, dining, kitchen, New split aircon in bedroom and living area Large powered garage, plus double carport Located in close proximity to schools, shops, public transport, medical facilities plenty of room in back yard CONTACT David Lomax to allow for future PHONE 0409 084 940 developments EMAIL

FOR SALE Warwick 10 Flannan Place

From $899,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 2

Situated in a picturesque part of Warwick this unique home is nestled at the top of a cul-de-sac overlooking leafy Hawkers Park with stunning views to the city skyline. Features a bright sunny kitchen, spacious living areas, study, air conditioning and an entertainer’s, paradise patio that wraps around the back of the house incorporating a built-in gas BBQ and overlooks the fabulous 9 metre below ground pool with a lovely water feature. CONTACT Rodney Vines PHONE 0417 917 640 EMAIL

Warwick 14 Eddington Road

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 1 car 1

Fabulous leafy outlook from this fully renovated end unit - it Wembley Downs a generous living area, big bedrooms, spacious balcony 10/109 Weaponess Road offers and timber floors throughout. Features a beautifully renovated

Wembley Downs 26 Ailsa Street

bed 2 bath 1 car 1

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $349,000

West Leederville 51/50-54 Cambridge Street

Low to Mid $200's bed 1 bath 1

Woodridge 21 Fieldgate Place

$595,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 4

kitchen, gorgeous renovated bathroom, reverse cycle air conditioning, security screens, security doors, close convenient parking and so much more! Fantastic location just 1800m from the beach.

End Date Sale

This renovated one bedroom unit with superb city views is perfectly located with public transport at your doorstep making it easy to access the City, West Perth, Leederville or Subiaco. The complex itself is secure with facilities including a pool and off street parking. Perfect for the investor with strong rental demand or a great first property for those looking to get into the market.

White Gum Valley 8 Lois Lane

CONTACT Shane Capelli PHONE 0410 339 499 EMAIL

CONTACT Paul Chang-Leng PHONE 0407 925 557 EMAIL

This 4x2 home with a 1x1 granny flat as it will not last!! This beautiful property is a one of a kind and you will fall in love as soon as you walk onto the expansive verandahs that surround this character stone and iron home. With cathedral ceilings, extensive use of rustic bricks, wooden floorboards & even down to the wooden Agar style stove - this home is a treasure. CONTACT Tracy Kriwopischin PHONE 0419 998 306 EMAIL

From $989,000 bed 6 bath 5 car 4

Woodvale 3 Woodlupine Rise

$549,000- $579,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Stunningly situated only footsteps from the sprawling Ellersdale Reserve, this charming 1974-built family home has finally come to market and offers spacious and comfortable living on a huge 729sqm triplex block, recently re-zoned for development potential. Features a carpeted and sunken front lounge, formal dining room, functional open-plan kitchen and casual meals area, massive enclosed family/games room at the rear, fantastic pergola entertaining area and a large garden shed/ workshop. CONTACT Rodney Vines PHONE 0417 917 640 EMAIL

This superb, architecturally-designed and modern double storey residence set on a 498m2 parcel of land is quite possibly the perfect family home. Fall in love with the seamless transition between indoor and outdoor living as you move from the spacious open plan living, kitchen and dining to the large alfresco and stunning pool. CONTACTS Mandy Bizzaca/Justin Chidlow PHONE 0409 915 210/0402 946 446 EMAIL

Boasting a highly functional floor plan and plenty of room to move, this home has so much to offer including large kitchen, dining and living area opening up to the amazing outdoor area which has a clever plunge pool that can be covered when not in use and fully reticulated herb and fruit gardens. Multi-generational living or possibly a shrewd investment taking advantage of three separate apartments to be leased or used as a B&B or Air BnB. CONTACT Romeo Kojic PHONE 0418 970 274 EMAIL

It does not get much better, a home that has been totally transformed in so many ways offering a very functional design and set in a prime location within easy access to parks, Whitfords train station, schools and the local shopping centre and with very little to do other than move in and enjoy. CONTACT Rob Nicholls PHONE 0407 442 222 EMAIL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Woodvale 11 Shannon Close

From $639,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Yanchep 15 Artisan Road

From $469,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Yanchep 56 Chittick Way

$429,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Yangebup 2/4 Randazzo Way

From $420,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2 72

This family home is private and tucked away at the helm of an elevated cul-de-sac, so conveniently located close to schools, shops, transport and some of the parklands that this wonderful suburb has to offer. From the interactive floor-plan, the super quiet location, the size of the land and the many fun poolside summers.

Woodvale 3A Woodlupine Rise

From $259,000

CONTACT Rob Nicholls PHONE 0407 442 222 EMAIL

CONTACT Rob Nicholls PHONE 0407 442 222 EMAIL

Located in Peets prestigious new Yanchep Golf Estate this home has been built with sophisticated family living in mind and features luxury fittings and finishings throughout, from the stunning street elevation, through the grand entry it has it all! Priced to sell in the current market, far below replacement cost! CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

This is a fantastic opportunity to build yourself a down-sizer in a quiet spot with this very rare newly created piece of land becoming available in a super quiet location with the added bonus of backing onto a tree lined park.The land is 262m2 with a share of the extra wide 72m2 common driveway.

Yanchep 19 Mousehole Crescent

$489,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Situated in Old Yanchep this immaculate home is on a quiet street and is a perfect family home with room to move. If you want to build up with a second storey it will provide excellent ocean views. With 4 beds, 2 baths, formal lounge, open plan kitchen, and family area leading out onto the patio and swimming pool. You wont be disappointed sitting in your new swimming pool enjoying the moment and hearing the waves from the ocean. CONTACT Richard McNicol PHONE 0433 838 547 EMAIL

Located in a quiet & established street of the award winning Capricorn Estate and only short distance to the pristine beach. This beautiful family home sits on an elevated 576sqm lot offering privacy and green outlook. Ideal for those looking for a new home without the hassle of building. Freshly painted & with new flooring there is nothing left to do just move in and enjoy! CONTACT Peggy Middelveld

Yanchep 9 Parkbeach Street


Set in a lovely quiet location, close to Dog Swamp and Yokine Plaza shopping centres, public transport, Terry Tyzak 18/61 Shakespeare Avenue Dianella swimming complex and Yokine reserve.

PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

Bright and Breezy, Low Maintenance, Lock and Leave Home in Bayview Estate. Whether you are upgrading, downsizing, a first-home buyer, investor or owner occupier you're going to love what this home has to offer. CONTACT Sue Rowles

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$549,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$299,000 - $329,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

This superb property offers privacy, style and soooo much space for the whole family to enjoy - all that just as short walk to the beach! Love the stunning outdoor area with supersized, decked alfresco area inclusive outdoor kitchen and water feature/pond. Beautifully finished and presented, this sophisticated home has been built to a high standard. CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

Hurry, at this price it won't last.

CONTACT Matthew Theunissen PHONE 0412 958 435 EMAIL

FOR SALE This exquisite two level home was built in 2008 with Yokine positioning for fantastic city views, all on approx. 120a Moulden Avenue elevated 543sqm. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, theatre,

Yokine 63c Hayes Avenue

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Offers in the 1.1m's

gym/activity room and two alfresco areas this outstanding home is streets apart from its competition.

CONTACTS Andrew MacDougall/Melanie MacDougall PHONE 0403 065 945/0419 907 368 EMAIL

From $799,000

Perfectly positioned opposite the WA Golf club, location and lifestyle are at their best here! Built by Trendsetter Homes in 2003 this quality townhouse has been immaculately presented to make you feel at home the second you walk through the door. Homes of this quality, combined with such a great location are few and far between. CONTACT Caroline Bicknell PHONE 0405 763 301 EMAIL

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Catch the latest shows, openings and exhibitions in February and March - and win tickets too!

Celebrating the little things at Scitech Particle is Scitech’s new online platform delivering science differently. Adventurous, inspiring and colourful, Particle is here to


It’s the musical sensation that the whole of Perth can’t wait to see - and The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Australian Production of Matilda The Musical is worth every bit of the hype around this incredible show. During its Melbourne run over 400,000 people enjoyed the show, and it received rave reviews with the season selling out weeks ahead of the closing date. In fact 2016 saw Matilda The Musical become the most successful and acclaimed musical in Australian showbusiness history, receiving a record 13 Helpmann Awards in July. Don’t take our word for it though - here’s what Aussie reviewers say. The


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Australian said the show “makes you want to punch the air with delight.” and Time Out Sydney pronounced the show “a freaking masterpiece”. In Melbourne, The Age described the show as “a slick and brilliant wonder” and Time Out Melbourne said, “Tim Minchin’s smash-hit musical is nothing short of a miracle”.  Matilda the Musical, Crown Theatre from February 28 to April 23. Book at Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 or visit

you look. February will see content focused around the theme of Art meets Science. Take a look at the science on show at Fringe Festival, learn all the tips and tricks behind astrophotography, see how videogames are being used to teach science and explore the world of competitive robotics..  Make sure you head across to or find them


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Wine & Wineries |

A Vintage special

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Mia Lacy discovers the wonders of vintage and watches the next Margaret River Region drops come to life from all those beautiful rows of vines. Images by ELEMENTS MARGARET RIVER.

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’m learning to love a whole new language. It’s the words of wine. I’m with Steve James, manager of winemaking and viticulture at Voyager Estate and the two wine words I’m currently fixated on are ‘total crush’. It’s harvest time in the Margaret River Region, and winespeak is on everyone’s lips. I like this new language, and I’ve come here to understand more of it, and more of what happens around here during harvest. Or should I say vintage? “To me, harvest represents the harvesting of the grapes,” says Steve. “Vintage covers the whole gathering of the crop plus the winemaking process.” Margaret River Region’s vineyards produce just three percent of total Australian grape production, but hold over 20 percent of the Australian premium wine market. Last year, the value of Australian wine exports surged 14 per cent to $2.1 billion, its highest value since late 2007. In Western Australia, exports were down 5 per cent on 2014, but were valued 5 per cent higher at $38.5 million. Margaret River exports’ value rose 3 per cent to $23.5 million. “Our total crush at Voyager Estate is around 600 tonnes of grapes sourced from 110 hectares of Estate grown vineyards. It is difficult to compare harvest seasons but early

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HARVEST TIME Wineries around the Margaret River Region are bringing in the fruits of their labour as they prepare to turn this year’s crop of grapes into wine.


signs are the yields this season certainly appear better at this stage. “Quality-wise we still have a way to go, however it certainly looks great at this stage. Warm dry weather from now on, without excessive heat, would be perfect,” says Steve. Voyager Estate and other vineyards operate estate tours and during vintage this behindthe-scenes look at the various viticultural and winemaking operations can reveal a hive of activity. Guests can observe grape harvesting, crushing action and taste new juices, ferments and even fresh tank samples.

Typically, harvest commences in February and may extend until the end of April and sometimes even into the cooler months of May. The main varieties are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot and they typically ripen in that order. Chardonnay is first picked from February while cabernet usually begins around the end of March. Over at Aravina Estate, they’re bringing in their first crop from new plantings of Tempranillo and Malbec. The estate’s winemaker Jodie Barton says their expectations of this

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t will have the same gorgeous West Australian ocean sunset views, but this year boutique wine event Sunset Wine is moving south – around 800 metres south. The popular wine and food festival is changing location while Scarborough Beach Reserve gets a makeover. “People will still be able to relax overlooking the beach on the Sunset Balcony or sit back on the grassy slopes listening to local musicians,” said organiser Richard Campbell. “Along with gourmet food, live music and good friends, it’s the recipe for one of summer’s best boutique

Tag teams If you’re heading to Margs this summer make sure you take aim at some fun and games at a new attraction at Xscape at the Cape in Dunsborough. The popular venue has introduced the action-packed Amaze ’N’ Lazer Tag to augment its family-friendly offering. Xscape owner Douglas Campbell believes Amaze ’N’ Lazer Tag is the first permanent laser tag attraction in the south west. “Not only are we the first to have a year-round Laser Tag attraction but we’ve also taken it up a notch by locating the game within our existing Mine Shaft Maze - it’s a match made in gaming heaven,” says Douglas. “Laser tag is a fun adventure game testing both physical and mental abilities so it appeals to older kids as well as those who are primary-school age." Xscape at the Cape is open seven days a week throughout summer from 9am to 4.30pm except public holidays (10am to 4pm). Find out more at xscapeatthecape., visit their Facebook page or call 08 9750 5150. Xscape at the Cape is located on the corner of Caves Road and Quindalup Siding Road, Dunsborough.


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events,” he said. The Sunset Balcony is the centrepiece of the event and according to Richard is the best place to watch the sun going down with your favourite glass of wine at the end of the day.  Sunset Wines, Sunset Balcony, Brighton Reserve, 204 The Esplanade, Scarborough, February 18 to 19, from 2.30 to 7.30pm each day. Visit for tickets.

FAST FACTS The Park was recently named in Western Australia’s Top 100 Bucket List Experience by Experience OZ NZ.


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A taste of the Great Southern Celeb chef favourites Colin Fassnidge and Miguel Maestre will head a line-up of dozens of chefs who will cook and make appearances at up to 50 events at Taste Great Southern from March 23 to April 9. Now in its 13th year, the event has grown to be Australia’s largest food and wine celebration. As well as the events in the Great Southern, centred around the port city of Albany, this year an event will also be held in Perth to show off produce from the Great Southern. WA’s own celebrity chef Anna Gare, prominent WA chefs Don Hancey, Paul Iskov, Kiren Mainwaring, Amy Hamilton, Russell Blaikie, David Coomer and Scott Brannigan and Sydney-based wine guru Mike Bennie, along with WA personality Verity James as host, will also all make appearances during the festival. Restaurant owner and My Kitchen Rules judge Colin Fassnidge will make appearances during the final week of the event. Events will be held all across the more than 39,000 sq km region which is only slightly smaller in area than Switzerland. Events in 2017 will include festivals, markets, degustation dinners and lunches, wine tasting, beer, coffee and spirit sessions, food and wine pairing, masterclasses and community events.  For more information visit

Dine at the castle in the sky Newly opened restaurant Laputa at Elizabeth Quay is a new addition to Perth’s ever-growing passion for the fine dining buffet approach to a good feed. The owners of Laputa (which is Japanese for castle in the sky) have spent $200,000 just installing new windows to ensure customers feel like they are indeed residents of a celestial outpost, looking out over the Swan River. A $3 million fitout of the new restaurant incorporates lavish marble floors and countertops imported from China along with distinctive Japanese styling. The changing menu features the flavours of Korea, Japan, Thailand,


Singapore and the Philippines, as well as Western-style cooking, and is freshly cooked at stations in front of diners. Specialist Japanese, dessert, Asian, Chinese and Western chefs are in charge of their own food sections including Tepanyaki, grilled, deepfried, cold, seafood, salads and desserts. Laputa is open seven days a week for lunch and dinner and is available for weddings, events and other functions.  Bookings at the restaurant can be made by phoning 08 9325 4081 or through Laputa’s website at

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A little music


wan Valley winery Upper Reach has announced the line-up for its fourteenth year of Twilight Concerts celebrating the 2017 vintage of grapes. The four 2017 concerts in February and March feature bands with music to get audiences up and dancing on the lawn overlooking the vines. Visitors will enjoy Nueva Salsa’s Cuban salsa music, Adam Hall and Straight Ahead Big Band over four weeks. Upper Reach owner Laura Pearse says these intimate concerts always sell out so people wanting to attend should book early. “People can bring a picnic and enjoy the sunset before we get them up and dancing, or they can book dinner and the show, with dinner at Broads Restaurant overlooking the band performing on stage below.” The two-course dinner includes a shared tasting plate as an entrée and a choice of Chef Anthony Broad’s fabulous main courses. General admission for the concert is $39 per person, free admission for children under four and $18 for five to 17-year-olds.  Concert tickets are available at upperreach. Upper Reach Winery is at 77 Memorial Avenue, Baskerville, and is open every day from 11am to 5pm.


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LOCAL HERO Shot in Australia’s south west and adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestselling Australian novel, Jasper Jones features a stellar cast including Toni Collette, Hugo Weaving, Levi Miller, Angourie Rice, Dan Wyllie and Aaron McGrath. In the dead of night during the scorching summer of 1969, Charlie is startled when he is woken by local mixedrace outcast Jasper Jones outside his window. Jasper leads him deep into the forest and shows him something that will change his life forever, setting them both on a dangerous journey to solve a mystery that will consume the entire community. In an isolated town where secrecy, gossip and tragedy overwhelm the landscape, Charlie

faces family breakdown, finds his first love, and discovers what it means be truly courageous. Jasper Jones is released on March 2.


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Beach bliss


The Port Beach Weekender will take place from March 10 to 12 - details to follow at the time of going to press. Presale Tickets for Sets on the Beach are available via


hat happens when Game of Thrones isn't on our screens? And what, specifically, do the actors get up to? Well, in the case of Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), she's lining up a new role in Aardman Animation Nick Park’s new prehistoric comedy adventure, Early Man. Maisie joins the cast voicing Goona, the gallant and indomitable rebel who befriends the film’s hero Dug (Eddie Redmayne), and helps steer him through the clash of the Stone Age and Bronze Age civilisations. “Maisie is a terrific actress," says Nick. "She is of course no stranger to

embodying a valiant heroine. I’m most excited to see her breathe life into Goona – I know she’ll be the perfect ally to Eddie’s Dug”. Maisie added: “I’m a huge Aardman fan – having the chance to work with Nick Park is a dream come true, especially as I get to voice such a fantastic character as Goona. I can’t wait for audiences to meet her”. Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how plucky caveman Dug, along with sidekick Hognob, unites his tribe against the

mighty Bronze Age in a battle to beat them at their own game. Cameras are rolling in Bristol, UK with The Night Manager's Tom Hiddleston joining the cast too as Lord Nooth #swoon.

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pread across three days and two venues, the Port Beach Weekender will hit the WA coastline in March to bring a music showcase of epic proportions to life. For fans of Offworld’s iconic parties, it promises all this as well as the new addition of BAY-SS and a host of free events at the brand new Beach Club, Coast Port Beach. Sundown Sessions offer a more relaxed, accoustic vibe. Special accommodation packages will be available at the Esplanade Hotel by Rydges, Fremantle. Free event shuttle services will run all weekend.  Sundown Sessions & BAY-SS are available via



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Norman Burns

rom little things, big thing grow - just ask Washington’s Hans Fex. As a sevenyear-old in 1977 he was intrigued when his research scientist father brought back some artefacts from Malta he had embedded into epoxy resin. Eureka - Hans nailed an idea to create a “mini museum”, a grand collection within a manageable space. Hans grew up but over the decades never forgot his dream. As he grew older, Hans would chat with his father and his scientist friends to figure out 20 dream items you could fit on a desktop. Thanks to Kickstarter, Hans got the money to turn the Mini Museum from musing to reality; his first collection featured



eter Thum’s ultimate aim is to put himself out of business. A strange strategy for the CEO of a luxury watch and jewellery company, but then Thum’s Fonderie47 is no ordinary enterprise. Thum and business partner John Zapolski set up Fonderie47 in 2008 after Thum was on a visit to Kenya. There he was shaken to see so many illegal guns - many the infamous AK-47 assault rifle - on the street, often toted by young boys. Thum decided to do something about it - with a creative, luxury twist. Enlisting watchmakers and jewellery designers, Thum and Zapolski partnered with the UK-based Mines Advisory Group to buy up confiscated weapons and turn them into high-end, handcrafted watches or pieces of jewellery. These in turn are sold (often for tens of thousands of dollars) and the money raised reinvested into programs to buy up, and ultimately destroy, more of these illegal weapons. Now distinguished pen maker Cross has teamed up with Fonderie47 to create a collectible pen that includes components of destroyed weapons; each features a disk of blackened steel from a melted-down AK-47. The pen includes the unique serial number of the weapon taken out of circulation. Thum says his dream would be a day when no more illegal weapons are available and Fonderie47 would effectively be out of business. Africa is awash with assault rifles, but every Peerless Fonderie 47 Collectors Edition Pen ($525) sold means one less out there to kill and maim. Available from T Sharp & Co, Hay Street Perth or visit



t’s lycra, Jim, but not as you know it . . . Oregon-based Brainstorm Gear started out in 2014 to boldly go where no cycling apparel designer had gone before and bring some fun into the sweaty world of sports clothing. “Our goal was to create fun but premium, pop-culture themed active wear,” says Brainstorm CEO and owner Doug Collins. First up were officially licensed Star Trek lycra jerseys and bike pants and now


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33 rare (and authenticated) items from around the planet (and beyond); a tiny piece of lunar rock; fragments of dinosaur bones; a minuscule piece of foil from the Apollo 11 command module. It was a runaway smash, selling out; as did Mini Museum 2 (which included ancient ceramics, dinosaur skin, lava from Mt Fuji and more). Hans will soon reveal the items in Mini Museum 3. Each display (there are two versions; one with 10 specimens for $US99, the other with 26 specimens, $US299) comes with a full colour Companion Guide detailing the incredible background to each micro-exhibit. For more information, visit

Brainstorm’s range includes super-colourful, eye-catching, and very mobile, works of art from the pop culture worlds of Sesame Street, Flash Gordon, M&M chocolates and more. “While many cyclists and runners are very serious, many more like to have fun and are likely to pop into the pub after a ride…so we wanted to make high quality, fun jerseys and running shirts for them,” says Doug. There’s even an Australian connection to Brainstorm’s striking “Unstoppable” Terminator exoskeleton jersey, which was



norkelling is a great way to get acquainted with nature, but, if you’re like me, the fun quickly evaporates if you accidentally breathe in instead of out while under the briny. A traditional snorkel, too, means you breathe in and out along the same tube and via this 'pendulum breathing' you actually accumulate CO2 - not ideal. That’s where the Ameo Powerbreather, a revolutionary re-think of the traditional snorkel, comes in. The Powerbreather (which looks like something one of Marvel’s Avengers might wear) has patented valve technology which stops saliva (and water) being inhaled, but more importantly the design means you exhale via the mouthpiece, expelling the CO2 along the way. The German-designed Powerbreather was originally intended as a training aid for triathletes (German world champion ironman Jan Frodeno is one of its advocates) but is equally suitable for recreational snorkelling or leisurely laps in the pool. The Powerbreather is not designed as diving equipment (you can’t breathe if the twin D Tubes are under water) but has several variants (starting at $149.99) depending on whether you are swimming in calm open water, pools or choppy open water. For more information, visit

designed by Newcastle-based jewellery designer and massive Terminator fan Jamie Staff ( Doug says the Cookie Monster lycra jersey is “hands down” Brainstorm’s best seller (“Ride Bike, Eat Cookie”). The cycling jerseys (men’s and women’s) sell for $US89.99. Readers can get FREE international First Class shipping with orders by using the code PRIMO.Visit for more information.



ong before ‘selfie’ entered the lexicon, the act of capturing an instant in time via a camera was known as a “Kodak moment”; it was the slogan of a colossus of the photography industry, New York’s Eastman Kodak Company. For more than 100 years, Kodak had been one of the world’s biggest developers, and sellers, of cameras and film (among its creations, the 8mm and Super 8 home movie formats). But, just as the dinosaurs didn’t realise that an incoming asteroid meant extinction, Kodak failed to fully grasp the looming digital revolution; by the late 1990s Kodak was teetering as sales of film cameras (and film) plummeted. It sold off most of its vast portfolio of patents and aggressively pursued litigation against rivals for patent infringements. By 2012 Kodak had filed

for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; it seemed that distinctive yellow and red “K” logo would disappear for good. Amazingly, thanks to a revival in all things analogue, Kodak is on the cusp of a film-led revival. It has announced it is bringing back its famous Ektachrome film and has re-invented its famous Super 8 film camera (with some in-built digital smarts), complete with chunky 80s retro-look. Says Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke: “We want young filmmakers, film schools and people who want to be a little bit different to be able to participate in films. Not everyone can create a budget like a Steven Spielberg, a Christopher Nolan or a Quentin Tarantino, so the Super 8 camera becomes a gateway for people who care about film and want to have a differentiate product around photography. This offers the opportunity for new people to learn about film photography and participate in it.” Of course, Kodak can’t bury its head in the sand in the digital age (it still has a phalanx of digital camera models) but even here the reinvigorated company is showing a creative twist. Its new EKTRA smartphone (created in conjunction with Britain’s Bullitt Group), for example, is really a camera with a builtin phone, not the other way round. The camera shutter button is placed horizontally, while the textured finish, steel-rimmed lens and leather accessories give the EKTRA the look and feel of a “real” classic camera which is exactly Kodak’s intention. For more details, visit

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BOOK Shelf |

Norman Burns


BRADT TRAVEL GUIDES, Hardie Grant Books, from $19.99 Whether you’re strictly an armchair traveller, or have a passport with barely a blank page, the deliciously quirky Bradt Travel Guides collection is well worth checking out. Unlike some of its competitors, Bradt (Britain’s largest independent travel guide publisher)

has a strong sense of travelling “the road less followed” - no wonder since founder Hilary Bradt and her thenhusband George wrote their first guide on a river barge floating down a tributary of the Amazon more than 40 years ago. Now you can “Bradt” from Rwanda to Borneo, Lapland to Albania or North Korea to Botswana (and pretty much everywhere in between).


UP CLOSE: AFL SEASON 2016, Michael Willson/Geoff Slattery, Slattery Media, $34.95 Footy. You either love it or hate it. But, as anyone who’s lived in Melbourne will tell you, you can’t ignore it. In Up Close, veteran AFL snapper Michael Willson (with words from journalist Geoff Slattery) has trained his lens on the blood, sweat, tears and cheers that went into last year’s epic season which culminated in a Grand Final win for the ages (well, 62 years) by the Western Bulldogs. The eyecatching front cover image of Melbourne Football Club cult hero Max Gawn is just one of dozens of fantastic pictures which capture the essence of the game that has transcended mere sport to become an intrinsic part of Australia’s cultural psyche.

Cricket is a numbers game, and the stats show that Subiaco-born fast bowling legend Dennis Lillee was up there with the best - or should that be beast? This was the era before helmets, of course, and Lillee (and his Australian Test side ‘partner in crime’ Jeff Thomson) terrorised the world’s best batsmen on the biggest stages; he took 8-29 against a World XI in Perth in 1971 and eventually finished his Test career with 355 wickets from just 70 matches. This new coffee table book, with contributions from cricketing luminaries such as Viv Richards, Mitchell Johnson, Ian Chappell and more, charts Lillee’s fiery path from suburban cricket to the Test arena, the World Series Cricket “revolution” and beyond.


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AUTOMOBILE DESIGN GRAPHICS Steven Heller/Jim Donnelly, Taschen, distributed by New Holland Publishers, $100 As this richly illustrated tome shows, nothing could fire up an ad agency’s imagination like a shiny new automobile - especially in the era where style, not fuel efficiency or safety or seemingly the ability to easily park your car, dictated the look of these chrome and steel monsters. Taschen’s Steven Heller and Jim Donnelly have curated an amazing collection of posters, brochures and ephemera charting the golden age of

PETS ON HOLIDAY Gareth Brock, Hardie Grant Books, $34.99 Who hasn’t gone on holiday shouldering a fair burden of guilt that your four-legged best friend is left sulking in a kennel or cattery somewhere while you’re knocking back the Pina Coladas poolside? Frequent traveller and pet ‘parent’ Gareth Brock was in the same boat so he decided to do something about it, writing a book Have Pet, Will Travel and setting up a website (pet to help pet owners have a stressfree break. Now Gareth’s written a new book, Pets on Holiday, which features more than 650 holiday

the motor car and reveal how makes such as Lincoln, Ford, Cadillac, Dodge and others came to embody the American Dream. Things got really crazy from the late 50s to 1973 as cars morphed into the size of aircraft carriers until the first Gas Crisis put the brakes on the auto industry. Today, of course, the family car is a heck of a lot safer, smarter and cleaner to drive but we’ve paid a high price for this; most makes look essentially the same (honey, the SUV killed the car design) as they have to be built around a safety ‘module’. Still, as Automobile Design Graphics shows, it was a heck of a party while it lasted.

listings in every state (yes, including WA) that not just tolerate pets but welcome them. From cafes to luxury cottages, budget friendly caravan parks and campsites, Pets on Holiday is an invaluable guide to having the best break for every family member.

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Matthew Mills COUCH Potato |

YOUR GUIDE TO WHAT TO WATCH ON TV IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH BIG LITTLE LIES Showcase, February 20. David E Kelley is a brave man. Right now, a legion of Liane Moriarty fans are bracing themselves to see whether or not the acclaimed screenwriter can pull off bringing one of her greatest books to the small screen. Moriarty, of course, is the Aussie author who has taken the world by storm since The Husband’s Secret pushed her front and centre of the world literary stage a few years back. Such was the book’s success that her back catalogue suddenly became the poolside read of choice, and we all fell in love with her sharp take on suburban Aussie life. She followed up Secret with Big Little Lies, a beautifully crafted tale that was even more brilliant than the books that had gone before. It’s not so much a whodunit, as a who’s-been-done-in – but around that dramatic premise Moriarty creates a world that every Gen X and Y in Australia will find shockingly recognisable. Bringing a book of that quality to the screen, then, is a big job – and one that can easily go wrong (I’m looking at you Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and World War Z). Fans are already nervous that it’s set in the USA rather than Sydney’s posh suburbs, but I for one am backing Kelley to pull it off. He has, after all brought a top cast together – Nicole Kidman flying the Aussie flag as beautiful but broken Celeste, Reese Witherspoon as her supermum besty Madeline, Laura Dern as snooty Renata and Shailene Woodley – Hazel Grace in The Fault in Their Stars and Tris in Divergent – as young single mum Jane. Talent like that then must surely be


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enough to do justice to this Aussie literary classic. Watch if you love: The Slap, Offspring, everything from Three Wishes to Truly Madly Guilty.

delusionally furious. We met new groups – The Kingdom, ruled by Ezekiel and his tiger, and the all-female Oceanside sect – but even they couldn’t stop us fixating on Negan, the new post-apocalypse bad guy, and many people’s vote as best TV villain ever. Most fans can’t work out whether they love or hate the eloquent psychopath, but we all agree that he’s the jewel in this season’s crown. We left Rick and most of his group reunited in The Hilltop, vowing to fight, not to live under Negan’s yoke, so brace yourself for a brutal and harrowing second half of season seven. Watch if you love: Negan’s smile, Ezekiel’s dreadlocks, Rick and Daryl’s bro-hug. THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF SYDNEY Arena, February 27. Having given us an insight into the lives of a bunch of rich and beautiful women in Melbourne, The Real Housewives swings its sticky beak north to Sydney for the latest in its quest to show us mere mortals how the

THE WALKING DEAD Season 7 Pt 2, FX, February 13 Even now, four months on, that opening episode of season seven still haunts fans of this classic apocalypse drama. It’s still hard to get our heads around what happened to Abraham and Glenn. Some say it made TV history, Negan delivering a dazzling, macabre monologue before dispatching two of the show’s best loved characters. With a baseball bat. Covered in barbed wire. Called Lucille. What followed was a half-series where we witnessed our beloved survivors broken as they’ve never been broken before – Rick cowed and beaten, Daryl reduced to a mute wreck, Maggie eaten by despair, Carl

one per cent live. You know the format – cameras follow around a gaggle of trophy wives and wives with trophy husbands and let us have a rummage through their wardrobes and go all fly-on-the-wall when they’re dealing with work, friends and families. And the TRH team has sourced quite a cast for their latest outing, seven women set to continue the tradition of shocking us, impressing us and basically making us green with envy. There’s the politician’s wife, Lisa Oldfield – married to Mike and, I’d guess, not happy at being referred to as just someone’s wife seeing as she’s quite the business giant herself – Aria-winning singer Melissa Tkautz, former Miss Australia Nicole O’Neil, newly-single socialite Victoria Rees, beauty guru Matty Samaei, model and real estate agent Krissy Marsh and artist Athena Levendi. Quite the diverse line-up then, but what they all have in common is kids, buckets of cash and a love of the better things in life. Sit back then and wait for the corks to pop, the phones to chirp and the fur to fly. Watch if you love: The Real Housewives of everywhere else The Real Housewives team has gone, those magazines that you get at the checkout in Woolies. THE MICK Fox 8, February 28 As far as trusted comedy staples go, you can’t beat someone who simply can’t do parenthood being forced to do parenthood. Enter stage right Mackenzie Murphy – aka Mickey, aka The Mick – a hot mess in hotpants who, frankly, doesn’t give a damn where the hour hand is at on her biological clock.

Yep, Mickey’s all about the quick buck and living life to the full while she’s still got the figure to pull it off. News that her little sister has upgraded from topless waitress to trophy wife, then, has our heroine heading to Connecticut as quick as her high heels will take her in search of a hand-out. Once there, though, she gets more than she bargained for when sis and her dodgybut-rich hubby get arrested for fraud and she’s left holding the babies – 18-year-old hottie Sabrina, 13-year-old right-winger Chip and little Ben, a quintessential sevenyear-old nerd – but more importantly the deeds to their American Dream mansion and total control of their bank accounts. Cue mayhem a plenty as our Mick deals with the ups and downs of raising a trio of

special kids in exchange for a slice of their fantastic fortune. OK, so you can probably guess what follows and won’t be that surprised if they all learn some valuable lessons about family values at the end of each episode, but, hey, give this workaday US sitcom a try – some of the writing’s pretty good and there are plenty of genuine laughs in there. Oh, and to save it keeping you awake at night after you’ve done 30 minutes trying to work out where you’ve heard Mickey’s voice before, I’ll put you out of your misery – she’s played by Kaitlin Olson, who did the voice of Destiny, the whale shark in Finding Dory. Watch if you love: Two and a Half Men, My Two Dads, not having to concentrate too hard as you watch the TV.



he hipster in your life will be pretty excited at the news that season six of Girls (pictured above) starts on Showcase on February 15. Expect more existential angst from the beautifully written comedy drama that espouses the actually quite healthy view that you don’t need to be a Barbie doll to be a real woman. Those hipsters will also be pretty stoked that Legion kicks off on FX on February 9.Yeah, it may be a superhero drama, but here we have a caped avenger who’s grown up with mental illness, an affliction that may just make him the most powerful mutant of them all. On a lighter note, Tosh.0 returns to The Comedy Channel on February 8 to continue his journey through the darkest regions of the internet in the ninth season of the ultimate guide to cats in dark glasses, fat people falling over, public flatulence and all the other memes that make the worldwide web the wonderful place it is. History buffs have three excellent new series beginning on their favourite channel in the form of Rome: Empire Without Limit on February 6, History’s Greatest Hoaxes on February 9 and National Treasures with Griff Rhys Jones on February 6. Rhys Jones, by the way, is a UK national treasure himself since starring in Not the Nine O’Clock News in the 80s, and once bought a bass guitar from this journalist when he was working in a music shop in Ipswich in 1991. Sports fans meanwhile should clear their diaries from February 18 for NBA All Star Weekend on ESPN, a host of live basketball action. These boys are good – most of them could probably give the mighty Wildcats a good game. PL

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F WILD AND FREE Above, Rachel, daughter Milly and Andy Lewis, the founders of Wild Swimming Australia.


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or a country already overly blessed with beautiful places to take a dip in full view of your fellow citizens, it seems churlish to demand something altogether more private. A waterhole in the middle of a pristine gorge. A dappled river overlooked by nothing more than a family of kingfishers. A special lagoon that only you and the blue tongues know about. But that, in a nutshell, is what Wild Swimming Australia is all about. Founded by photographer Andy Lewis and keen swimmer wife Rachel, it’s a website-based organisation

( that shares knowledge about the best spots to take a wild swim across Australia. The pair, with their daughter Milly in tow, need little encouragement to pack the bathers and head into the wild in search of new secret swimming spots, and it appears they’re not alone. Many visitors to the website share local knowledge and as a result, an invaluable map of wild swimming sites has grown to over 1,000 locations Australiawide. Wild swimming is defined simply as "swimming outdoors in nature. It could be under a waterfall, in a tree-lined creek or at

a secluded beach". By launching a website dedicated to this pursuit, Rachel and Andy in turn are sharing their - and fellow wild swimmers’ knowledge about the best places to follow their hobby. For Rachel, it’s also all about the serenity and the opportunity to tune out the ‘noise’ of modern life, and get back into a more natural way of being. “I love the peace and stillness I can often find underwater, floating or even just being next to water somewhere out in the bush,” says Rachel, who grew up in the UK but moved to Australia in later life. “I personally could be in the water for

the most part of every day quite happily so I enjoy that part of it. I also love the exploration. Searching for a new spot takes us to places we wouldn’t otherwise go and we see lots of interesting things on the way and get to know new areas of the country. It’s a pursuit Rachel has been enjoying since she was a child, when she used to swim near the south west of England’s very own wilderness - Dartmoor - and on the beaches of South Devon. “Moving to Australia opened up a whole world of wild swimming potential,” she says. “The whole country is literally littered with awesome places to swim. I’m always

looking for a quiet, natural place to swim and that’s what wild swimming means to me. It’s swimming anywhere where you can feel the raw power of nature. This may just be having the waves crash in on you as you swim in an ocean pool, but it still connects you to something bigger and gives you that slightly unpredictable feeling that we try to eliminate in our built environments. "I think that the nature element adds a lot of wellbeing to the already healthy and energising activity of swimming. In fact there are increasing numbers of studies which show that being in nature and being near water are good for both mental and

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SECRET SANCTUARYS WA has some gorgeous wild swimmng spots - just visit to find out where is safe to swim.

physical health. I also love seeing other people enjoy the water and connect with nature.” Wild Swimming for Rachel and Andy encompasses everything from an early dip at their local beach to discovering a towering waterfall in the middle of the bush. And the good news is, thanks to their network of fellow wild swimmers (and with a bit of help from Google Maps), the online map of potential spots to take a wild dip is growing all the time - and currently sits around the 1,000 mark. “I really want to hike the Jatbula Trail in the Northern Territory, discovering the amazing-looking swimming holes along it, and I also hope to visit the Karijini National Park here in WA as it looks like it has almost unlimited wild swimming potential.” So what makes the ideal wild swimming location? “There are a whole range of spots we consider wild swimming locations, ranging from places like ocean pools or shallow creeks with sandy banks, which are obviously very user-friendly, to spots which require a whole day’s hike or rock climbing skills to reach them,” says Rachel. “In terms of the actual swimming, any


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spot can vary dramatically from day-to-day due to weather factors. For example a pool under a waterfall may be calm and clear one day but have dangerous currents another day after heavy rains. “When people are starting out we’d suggest they go to more popular spots and swim when there hasn’t been any rain for a few days prior. We’d also suggest that you always swim and hike with a couple of other people and stay well within your comfort zone.” The quest to discover ever-more remote spots is part of the appeal however, perhaps because of an inbuilt desire to disconnect from the modern world.

“I think we all have that primal longing to wander in natural spaces,” says Rachel. “We started Wild Swimming Australia to inspire people to get into the water and reconnect with nature. The website makes it easy for people to find places to swim in the wild all across Australia - and this includes waterfalls, rock pools, creeks, lakes, remote beaches and ocean pools.” In terms of her own favourite spots, Rachel finds it hard to narrow down the choice. “There have been so many!” she says. “In terms of spectacular places Fraser Island in Queensland is a favourite with all of its turquoise perched lakes to swim

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in. But I actually think it’s just as much about an attitude and a state of mind as it is finding an idyllic location. Like I said before, I can just go swimming at my local beach with my goggles on and if I am committed to really being in the moment, fully using all my senses and noticing every aspect of my experience, then watching the light reflect on the water as I dive under a wave for the millionth time can still be a mind-blowing experience.” Part of the downside of informing people about these secret spots is an increase in foot traffic to those locations. a side effect the Lewises are very conscious of. “We leave a few spots off of our map or take them down if locals ask us to. We don’t want to take all of the exploration and mystery out of wild swimming and some spots just can’t handle the influx of people that too much exposure would give them,” she says. "It’s a sad fact too that some people don’t leave the area as pristine as when they found it. “I see far too much litter and people using poor bathroom hygiene out in the bush. One of our challenges as a website which encourages people to get out and explore is to also work towards changing this culture of trashing beautiful places.” So be brave and take the plunge, literally. There’s a whole world of wild out there waiting to be discovered. PL


Fraser Island, QLD - Home to an array of turquoise freshwater lakes many of which are surrounded by white sand beaches. Access is by 4WD and hiking and there is enough variety to keep a wild swimmer happy for months.


Karijini National Park, WA - The gorges in this remote national park are teeming with wild swimming potential. It’s a mission to get here but well worth the effort to swim amidst the stunning geological features the water has created.


Byron Bay Hinterland - The party vibe spills over from the coast to some of the Byron Bay’s inland swimming holes as backpackers explore further afield. This may not be the quietest wild swimming experience but there are some incredibly beautiful swimming holes and some great family-friendly options too.


Blue Mountains nr Sydney, NSW - So close to the city but so wild at heart. The Blue Mountains has a great mixture of easy-to-access swimming holes and truly wild spots, including some monumentally impressive waterfalls.


Carins, QLD - Since you can’t swim in the sea around Cairns, this is a part of the country where inland swimming holes are truly appreciated. The huge range of swimming holes, waterfalls and creeks have the trails and facilities needed to make swimming here a really pleasant experience.


Kangaroo Island, SA - With some of the most unspoilt, beautiful beaches in Australia, Kangaroo Island (particularly the more sheltered north coast) is a great spot for a peaceful wild swimming adventure.


Brighton, VIC - Housing a thriving wild swimming community since 1881; the Brighton Icebergers is one of the oldest (and maybe the coldest) outdoor swimming clubs in Australia. They welcome wild swimming visitors with open arms and even offer a steam room to warm up in. More detailed info on swimming holes in all of these areas can be found on the wild swimming map at February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


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t’s a mild summer’s day as I rock up to a rural property at Neargabby, just outside of Gingin, to meet farmer Cameron Williams. The temperate weather is a welcome relief for the army of German backpackers, clad in beekeeper’s hoods (“they don’t do flies very well,’’ says Cameron), who are putting in some hard yards to collect the fruits of what has been a three-year labour of love for the 37-year-old - turning a former vineyard into a garlic garden of Eden. And from the quantity of freshly picked, aromatic Allium sativum (or garlic in layman’s terms) waiting to be cleaned, trimmed and sorted, it’s clear Cameron - a self-confessed garlic fanatic - has hit pay dirt.


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In fact, his first harvest will come in around the 10 tonne mark. Not a bad start but Cameron is aiming eventually for a 2530 tonne annual yield of this most versatile vegetable, which has been cultivated for around 6,000 years and been used as everything from an aphrodisiac, medicines, a religious sacrament, and a condiment in a myriad dishes to of course a food in its own right. Garlic is a tough plant, pest and diseaseresistant, and is often planted in between rows of other crops, such as grape vines. Cameron grew up on a Wheatbelt farm but growing a commercial quantity of garlic was a whole new ball game; he spent around three years’ researching the ins and outs of the idea before the first sod of soil was turned. And if Allium sativum is hardy, then the garlic grower is even hardier. After leasing the Neargabby property, Cameron then had to clear, by hand, the remains of vines on the six-hectare property. Next he needed to install an irrigation system and then came more back-breaking work in planting the seeds. Cameron admits he “lucked out” when

sourcing the initial seed as, inadvertently, he acquired two varieties - Italian Pink and Italian Purple. The purple variety has a longer growing season compared to the pink, thus Cameron has ended up with a “split harvest” - so he doesn’t have to worry about picking the whole crop, and storing and drying it, all at once. Once harvested (Cam bought a machine specifically designed to extract the plants) the bulbs are stored for two to three weeks. This dries out the leaves; each succulent garlic bulb can have up to 24 cloves. To keep money coming in to support his wife Angela, and young son Oliver, Cameron worked shifts at the port of Fremantle while his baby, WA Garlic, came to fruition. So why is locally grown garlic so sought after compared with the imported stuff? For a start, much of the garlic that’s from China, or Mexico and elsewhere has been “bleached” or treated with chemicals such as methyl bromide to preserve its shelf-life. Often, too, garlic connoisseurs zero in on the colour (or lack of it) of garlic when determining whether it’s an inferior Chinese import or not. But Cameron says this can be misleading,

as even the Italian Purple variety he is growing can look quite “white” on the outside. “But peel it and there’s a lot of colour on the clove skin,” he says. Cameron’s first customers (in WA and interstate) are already raving about the quality, taste and freshness of his product. (“My husband is such a garlic nerd he loves a raw garlic sandwich; thanks for supplying the best garlic,” reads one testimonial on WA Garlic’s website.) As well as supplying “traditional” garlic, Cameron is keen to develop something that is taking the culinary world by storm, black garlic. “It’s garlic that has been harvested, cleaned, graded and then cured in a specialised machine,” says Cameron. “This releases enzymes which produces a totally different taste profile to that of ‘fresh’ garlic; it’s sweeter and I eat it like lollies. But it’s fantastic with cheese and crackers, and in other dishes.” Cam’s garlic comes fresh straight off the farm to local grocers, such as selected IGA stores throughout Perth, or he can ship direct to the customer via his website. He says garlic will keep for up to six months if stored in a cool, dry, ventilated space. On the other side of the continent, Janice Sutton is another “evangelist” helping spread the gospel of fresh, local garlic. The former BBC Journalist emigrated to Fremantle in 1993 with her husband Paul where they lived for over 17 years before moving in 2010 to the tiny hamlet of Koonya, south of Hobart, where they now

held annually. Co-ordinating the festival’s cooking masterclasses featuring garlicinspired dishes from top Tassie chefs, Janice had an idea to put together a book on the festival. That project then took on a life of its own, morphing into the wonderful, 300plus page hardback tome Garlic Feast. Not only is it jam-packed with a raft of recipes of all things garlicky, many contributions from top chefs and foodies such as Luke Burgess, Craig Volant and Maggie Beer - check out her 24 cloves of garlic roast chicken. Janice also has dug up an amazing amount of information on growing and preserving garlic too. “It wasn’t until I started researching Garlic Feast in earnest that I realised to my shame how little I really knew about garlic,” says Janice. “Discovering there were more than 100 varieties in Australia alone (1,000 worldwide), each with its own flavour characteristics, was a eureka moment for

Black garlic, in particular, has caught Janice’s fancy. “Black garlic is the new super food, it is incredibly versatile and tastes delicious. It is great as an accent for cheese platters - used like quince or fig paste - or added to sauces or risottos. And as for gourmet mushrooms with butter and black garlic - simply to die for.” Self-publishing any book, let alone a cookbook, is a tricky task but Janice’s efforts look like they will pay off big time; the book has won Australian Cookbook of the Year and Best Self-Published Cookbook (Australia) in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards and in China in May will compete with other national winners for Best in the World in those categories. Gourmand World Cookbook Awards jury president Edouard Cointreau, obviously a massive garlic fan, raved about the book, saying: “This self-published book is a masterpiece, with world-class content, photography, design and production. Garlic is truly international, very much loved in many countries and this book deserves to be translated and promoted around the world.” Janice says she’s been “blown away” by the awards, glowing reviews and feedback from customers but humbly admits it has been a total team effort, from the contributing chefs,

TASTY TREATS Janice Sutton, author of Garlic Feast, has plenty of ideas aobut how to make use of this endlessly versatile ingredient. Left, Cameron Williams grows garlic on his Gingin property.

run a luxury retreat. Koonya is also the epicentre of Tasmania’s garlic growing industry - a fortunate choice then for Janice, a passionate home cook who has loved garlic all her life. Janice leapt at the chance to work as an organiser for the Koonya Garlic Festival,

me; now I’m an utter garlic tragic.” Garlic Feast includes chapters on black garlic and green garlic and it’s the sheer versatility of garlic (everything from potato cakes grilled lime, chilli and garlic corn, to spicy chicken wings, soups and desserts) and accessibility of the recipes that shine through.

to photographers, the book’s designer Ian Wallace and all those connected with the Koonya Garlic Festival. PL Garlic Feast is available at select Perth bookstores, via or For details on where to buy Cameron Williams’ garlic, phone 0427 519 000 or order direct from

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here’s stiff competition these days for a party venue that delivers on all counts. For many, it’s the location which will seal the deal; for others, it’s a relaxed ambience while for the rest, a menu that delivers for all tastes is a no-brainer. California Pizza Kitchen (CPK) in Hillarys should be top of the list on all of the above for any discerning party planner, whether it’s a get-together for family and friends or an important anniversary or celebration. Ashleigh Mearing, functions manager at CPK, loves nothing more than putting together an event to remember at the stunning marina-side venue which opened nearly six months ago. “For me, it’s the combination of the location and the function package which makes a celebration or function at CPK so special,” says Ashleigh. “You can choose from a diverse range of menu offerings; we’re more than just pizza


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after all, so you could have our flame-grilled rib eye or our creamy garlic fettucine.” When CPK launched in September 2016, expectations were high for the new restaurant, the first CPK to open in Australia. At the time, manager Hannah Peard wanted diners to experience something new in the old Jetty’s location. “We’re aiming to elevate the casual dining experience through an inspired approach to food and beverage, best-in-class hospitality and a new look and feel within our restaurants that’s fresh and full of energy, comfortable and with a neighbourhood feel,” she said. “We’re passionately committed to offering the freshest ingredients on our menu, in unique preparations inspired by bold, global flavours.” So if you’re lucky enough to be invited to a party at CPK, you can expect a diverse menu that blends fresh, seasonal ingredients with bold, global inspiration, with exciting

new main dishes like locally-caught swordfish roasted in the pizza oven, handtossed artisan pizzas, craft cocktails and fresh-made sangrias. For Ashleigh, there’s never a dull moment in her role as chief party planner. “I love working for an international brand, being part of the team that opened the first CPK in Ausralia,” she says. “I love being involved in the local community where I can help customers plan their perfect event, whether it’s a function or birthday celebration. And of course working in Hillarys, with that beautiful view every day, makes the company’s culture and working environment hard to beat.” All sorts of party packages are available says Ashleigh. “We have different packages for all sorts of occasions, from private dinner parties to a corporate event, or a cocktail-style party. Private dinners start from 15 people and we can go all the way up to an 80-person cocktail party in our gorgeous private function space.” Favourites from the CPK menu will feature on a bespoke party package: the

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popular original BBQ chicken pizza, created in California in 1985, smothered in the legendary BBQ sauce, smoked gouda cheese, red onions and fresh coriander transform this pizza into something approaching iconic.

“Our salmon roasted on a cedar plank in our special hearth oven with smoked paprika and lime, and served with white corn and spinach succotash and feta is also a firm favourite,” says Ashleigh. To finish off the perfect evening, how

about creamy cheeescake on a buttered biscuit crust, frost with a layer of cream cheese and strawberry compote on the side? And the best part, says Ashleigh? “All of our food is made from scratch in-house.” Weddings are also a possibility at this beautiful setting, particularly suiting perhaps a couple seeking a casual beachside vibe. “All our drinks packages include local wines which have a Californian taste,” she says. If you’re looking for an extra-special way to celebrate your little one’s next birthday, how about a CPK kids party? “We’ve just launched our CPK kids parties,” says Ashleigh. “They’re a great way to educate children about a nutritional diet, with our healthy, fresh produce at the heart of the pizza-making party. Kids get to decorate their creations, wearing an apron and a hat just like the real pizza chefs.” The birthday boy or girl and their guests will also receive a chef ’s hat to take home to remember their special day - and of course all the guests get to eat the delicious pizzas they’ve made and decorated. If you’d like to find out more about functions at CPK, Ashleigh and her team will be happy to help. “I’m contactable at all times - you can make a function enquiry through our website, over the phone or in the restaurant. We’d love to hear from you.” PL For more information visit or call Ashleigh on 0401 979 753.


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Pump up the


T’S almost impossible to pin down, at least in monetary terms, just how big mountain biking is in Western Australia. A 2014 Tourism Australia survey showed 331,000 visitors annually to WA were “cycle tourists”, spending an estimated $486.1 million. A fair proportion would have come to WA for its great, accessible, mountain bike trails and if you add to this the growing band of domestic mountain bike enthusiasts, this is a sport generating some serious numbers. And, taking the classic Field of Dreams approach of ‘if you build it, they will come’, there is a quiet revolution underway to


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provide mountain bike and off-road cycling fans within the greater metro region with challenging, exciting but accessible trails right on their doorstep. Whether you’re the fierce competitivetype or just a rider out to burn a few calories on a Saturday arvo, these “pump” and “jump” tracks are the nursery grounds for fully-fledged mountain biking. A “pump track” is a loop of dirt berms and ‘rollers’ (smooth dirt mounds) that you ride without pedalling - instead, the rider uses a ‘pumping’ action of their upper and lower body to propel the bike around the track. The jump track is exactly what it implies - a series of thrilling leaps a rider has to

negotiate. Around Perth, new facilities for both styles are either coming on line or in the planning stages as WA sits on the cusp of a mountain biking boom. The recent release of the Perth and Peel Mountain Bike Master Plan, a blueprint for the sport’s development in those areas which has been open for public input, is an important step on the way to growing the sport in a sustainable, manageable way. Said West Australian Mountain Bike Association president Alex Wade: “This is reflective of the attention our sport is getting from both state and local government. Once finalised it will herald an exciting new phase

BORN TO RIDE From Kalamunda to Carramar there are plenty of urban mountain biking tracks to test your skills.

Joondalup Where: Proposed circuit, awaiting council approval. Kalamunda Circuit Where: Kalamunda One of the most popular mountain bike trails in WA with more than 40km of fully signed single track and trails suitable for beginners to advanced riders. For more information visit www.

that will help guide and shape trail evolution across our region. We look forward to seeing the development of the masterplan into the planning and creation of trails.” Even as the South West is shaping to become a major national, and international, mountain biking destination, the greater Perth metro area too is beginning to sprout pump ’n’ jump tracks all over the place. Trail designer Paul Neve, of Three Chillies Trail Design, has been working in the business for 15 years and says the penny is finally dropping with funding bodies, such as Lotterywest, and local authorities on the benefits of “urban trail parks”. Paul designed the recently opened Carramar track, which has sections for pump and jump riders. The jump zones are more suitable for pure mountain bikes but the facility as a whole is aimed at attracting riders of all levels. “There are different options and an expert can have as much fun as a beginner here,” says Paul. Indeed, while the setting is bush-like for most urban trails, often the surfaces are tarmac or “polymer-stabilised”, which means even skateboarders can have a go.

So, get on your bike, and head out to check out these great tracks: Baldivis Pump Track Where: Baldivis Reserve Bayswater Jump Track Where: Wotton Skatepark Designed by BMX riders, the 100m long track has a single banked left turn and features seven jumps and kickers of different heights and angles. Carramar Where: 25 Rawlinna Parkway, Carramar Combines a multi-line pump track and two dirt jump lanes. Chittering Where: Sussex Bend, Lower Chittering Includes a pump track, double berm and jumps lines. Ellenbrook Jump Track Where: Library Avenue, Ellenbrook

Kalamunda Black Stump Pump Track Where: Mundaring Weir Road, Kalamunda Outstanding facility suitable for riders of all ages and abilities. Nedlands College Park Pump Track Where: College Park, Nedlands Catering for beginner to advanced, with a series of berms and rollers all in a beautiful natural setting. Yanchep Jimdowie Estate Pump Track Where: Mariala Vista Park, Mariala Vista, Jundowie Estate, Yanchep Family friendly facility in new housing estate at Yanchep, includes beginner and intermediate loops. WANT TO KNOW MORE? If you’re looking to join a mountain biking club, or get the latest on trails and mountain bike happenings in WA, contact the West Australian Mountain Bike Association (WAMBA). WAMBA is the peak state body for West Australian mountain biking. Visit or their Facebook page Thanks to WestCycle for their assistance with information for this article. PL February/March 2017 | PRIMOLIFE


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e’ve watched it gradually emerge onto the skyline, keeping an eye on its escalating glass-fronted walls just as we’re eyeballing the nearby new stadium. So what’s it like to actually stay in this new six star edifice to luxury?


FIRST OF all, take my advice, don’t be stingy - just spend $55 on the valet parking so that you can glide into reception without looking like you’ve struggled across the Nullaboor. Otherwise, like me, you’ll have to hike through the warren-like corridors of the entire Crown complex once you’ve parked your car in one of the car parks, suitcase trailing


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behind you. On a 36-degree day this isn’t a lot of fun and your luxury break vibes will be considerably more flustered than you’d hoped on arrival at the swanky marble reception area. As we had opted for the Crystal Lounge package (Premier King Room plus access to the VIP lounge), we didn’t have to check in like mere mortals. The friendly concierge

ushered us straight into the lift and up to the 15th floor for an altogether more refined checking in process. This would have been a perfectly smooth experience à la Kardashians had I not forgotten two out of three of my credit cards’ pin numbers, but hey ho. Third time lucky, and I was handed over our electronic key for our room on the 20th floor.



ROOM VIBES ROOMS WITH A VIEW Above, the incredible fall to ceiling views from Gabi's King Premier room. Opposite, enjoy a sundowner on the Crystal Lounge terrace and below, the impressive entrance hall to Crown Towers.

THE VIEW from our room was astonishing - dang Perth, you’re a pretty town. We had a floor to ceiling vista of the CBD, the causeway and, to the right, the burgeoning copper-plated rim of our new stadium. Looking straight down (whoa, vertigo) we could see the incredible seven pool complex, seething with ant-sized people. Apart from the eye-popping views, what else? Everything is controlled by your fingertips, from the sheer curtains to the heavier drapes. Lights can be dimmed to your preferred level of brightness and, for once, I could work the air con without ending up either in polar ice cap mode or full Saharan garb. The decor is chic, the linen the kind that makes you disappointed to sleep in your own bed at home. There’s a comfy

chaise longue to loll on while you sip your Nespresso and watch the sunset, a super-comfy kingsized bed complete with alternate pillow offerings, a fully stocked mini bar with local spirits (Hippocampus vodka is a standout) and a bathroom with a rainforest-style shower, elegant bath complete with TV above and lots of thoughtful freebies, like a hair tie, full shaving kit and eeny weeny toothpaste and toothbrush. The robes are so wonderfully heavy and luxe that once you’ve slipped one on, resistance is useless; just collapse on the bed. It’s not the biggest room we’ve ever stayed in, but thanks to that wall of glass overlooking our city, it was the equivalent of going to sleep in a sky-high infinity pool; no boundaries and endless possibilities.

EVERYBODY LOVES the VIP thing - that feeling of warm pleasure you get when you skip past queues, score a really decent freebie, or, in the case of all those with Crystal Lounge access, all of the above. On the same floor as where I checked in, you’ll find the Crystal Lounge - a generously proportioned collection of seating areas, inside and out. The balcony has that to-die-for city view like our room, but don’t bother wearing a hat. It’s windy, but the perfect location to watch the sunset with a cold one in your hand. Before that however, I was determined to experience all that was on offer from this particular addition to our itinerary so kicked off in style at 2pm (on the dot, rather embarassingly) with the high tea offering. It runs from 2 to 4pm, and was a delightfully sweet and savoury combination of dainty little cakes and pastries, a truly delicious selection of breads with dips, scones with whipped cream and jam (cream first, then jam, don’t go down the Cornish route) and, of course, tea. By 5.30pm it was time for the free drinks and cocktails (you got to try to daiquiri - sour, tingly, delicious) as well as full access to the wine and drinks list. In the morning we were back in the Crystal Lounge loading our plates up with breakfast - crispy bacon, creamy scrambled eggs, Tuscan potatoes, roasted baby vine tomatoes, as well as home-baked muffins, croissants, smoked salmon and other cold meats and delicious yoghurts, artisan cheeses and fresh and dried fruits. In fact it’s pretty much my ideal breakfast bar ever. And, remember, it was all complimentary. #winning.

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FAST FACTS Fancy something uber luxe? Check into the one and only Chairman's Villa, measuring an incredible 715sqm. Designer Blainey North was inspired by the beautiful refraction of light underwater so Crown Spa Perth has the most sumptuous aquahued treatment rooms perfectly partnered with La Prairie treatments. TWR - The Waiting Room - is the hotel's lobby bar, Perth's newest hot spot.

TAKE A DIP It’s probably the feature of the hotel you’ve seen all over your Instagram feed - the incredible pool complex at the foot of Crown Towers. With the Swan River as its watery backdrop, the azure pools, some tipping their contents into their neighbouring pool, there’s a swimming spot for all tastes. There’s a heated jacuzzi, several smaller circular pools and larger areas with submerged islands just waiting for you to park yourself on should the exertion of paddling around prove too much. When we visited (during school holidays), the resident kids were loving the variety as mums, dads and grandparents lolled on the inviting loungers. For a more exclusive poolside experience, opt for The Enclave - a private VIP area with its own dedicated pool and comfortable covered recliners. There’s poolside service, and you can choose from a menu designed to fill those inconvenient gaps between breakfast, lunch or dinner. Cocktails and frosty beers were popular choices too, while the kids sipped on mocktails (in between playing pool and hanging out IN the pool). From above the pool complex looks incredible; up close it’s a huge plus point to checking into this particular Crown property with the seven pools overflowing into each other. Our tip? You’ll have to be up early to bag a spot if you’re in a large group and all want to sit together. It’s definitely the place to be this summer.


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All you can eat Undoubtedly one of the big attractions of the new Crown digs is its epic buffet-style restaurant, Epicurean. And it’s well-named. For those who need reminding, Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher who pretty much lived his life in an ideal fashion - and urged his followers to do so as well. A happy life, he opined, was one which was free of fear and pain, and surrounded by friends in a peaceful world. So hats off to the Crown peeps for interpreting this ancient philosophy via a chocolate fountain that’s taller than Aaron Sandilands. The ground floor dining room is a hive of activity during service as gob-smacked diners move around each serving station achieving ever-increasing levels of nirvana. It’s like the ramped up cousin of Crown

Metropol’s Atrium - on steroids. There’s an incredible range of sushi and sashimi, a showcase for Australia’s incredible kaleidoscope of seafood. The tuna sashimi alone is worth the price tag for lunch or dinner. I also loved the roast duck - not seen too often at these kind of set-ups with a dollop of plum sauce on the side. The roast sirloin was tender as a toddler’s kiss and when spice was required, the line-up of Asian-inspired curries was sensational. For many though it’s the desserts which really seal the deal. So why not skip convention and start with a chocolate fountain frenzy, followed by some sushi and topped off with the full English roast? Just thank Epicurus for the experience and go back up for seconds. PL





t’s enough to make soccer tragics drool with anticipation as Colin Barnett announced a pretty impressive sporting coup at the end of January. Perth Stadium is to play host to English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea as the multi-million dollar line-up head to Western Australia for an international friendly match with Perth Glory. The match, scheduled for late July or early August 2018, is expected to attract 15,000 interstate and international visitors

generating about $15 million for the WA tourism industry. Premier and Tourism Minister Mr Barnett said the Chelsea Football Club match would be the first international soccer club appearance at the stadium and an Australian exclusive. “Soccer is immensely popular in the Eastern States and in some of our key Asian tourism markets including Singapore, Malaysia and China,” Mr Barnett said. “This is a rare opportunity for fans in all these areas to visit WA to see one of the most successful Premier League teams of the past 15 years.” The deal, struck by Tourism WA in partnership with Perth Stadium Operator VenuesLive, includes other activities by the club in Perth including open training sessions and grassroots training clinics. “Not only will this give WA fans the

chance to see some of the best up close, it will also expose Perth to millions around the world through news coverage and social media,” the Premier said. Mr Barnett said events at the new Perth Stadium formed a crucial part of the State Government’s strategy to grow WA’s tourism industry. “In the 12 months to September 2016, visitors to WA spent $9.6 billion; we want to see that figure grow to $12 billion by 2020,” he said. “Major events will help us reach that goal which is why we have committed $30 million to bringing business, sporting and entertainment events to WA, including $19 million to attract big events to Perth Stadium. “This commitment has already seen a State of Origin and a Bledisloe Cup match locked in for 2019.” PL

FAST FACTS Perth Stadium capacity for the friendly match will be 65,000. Chelsea FC boasts the second highest number of worldwide fans of any Premier League side with more than 400 million. Owned by Roman Abramovich, the Blues have some of the highest profile players on their rosta including Diego Costa, Cesc Fabregas and John Terry.

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ou know the drill, you see it every day on Facebook in some cheesy motto plastered across your feed. Exercise more, eat better, do more for the community, spend more time with our family, connect more with our friends, develop more skills for our work . . . ahhhh, it's all just too much! Do you ever feel like if you add just one more thing to your full schedule that you will tip over the edge? If you do you are not alone. Next time you ask someone how they are doing, listen to what they say, it will typically be one of the following; “fine”, “busy” ,“life is crazy right now” or the answer is delivered as an exhaustive breath, a drop of the shoulders an exaggerated roll of

the eyes. If someone replies “I feel fantastic and life is going great guns” we assume they are being sarcastic and most likely they are. These responses are not typical of one sector of the population, parents, executives and even our kids are feeling the effects of living life in the fast lane and it needs to stop. On the whole the speed at which we are living our lives, the ever expanding list of priorities and the expectations we have on ourselves and others has now tipped into a critical situation, and our health is paying the price. Rising rates of poor physical and mental health indicate that despite our best effects to be healthier the way we are going about it is not working. When we feel pulled in every

WHEN WE TAKE THE TIME TO BREATHE IT LAYS THE BASE FOR RENEWED ENERGY, PLUS IT COSTS NOTHING AND WE CAN DO IT ANYWHERE. we shift our priorities and focus on our health, our wellbeing and our schedules and it isn’t as hard as you may think.

Just breathe. The simplest and most

important action you can take to flick the switch is to … just breathe. I know! It is so easy. Behaviourally when we are feeling under pressure we hold our breath, clench our jaw, round our shoulders, breathe high from our chest and deprive ourselves of oxygen. Crazy, I know. We deprive ourselves of the very thing that sustains us. Paying attention to our breath reconnects us to our energy source while giving us the time to stop and notice what is happening within us. When we take the time to breathe (about four seconds for one breath) it lays the base for renewed energy, plus it costs nothing and we can do it anywhere.

Give yourself a break. When we feel overwhelmed we will do one of two things; we will keep pushing through hoping that it will all go away or we will look for solutions that usually add to our

schedule further escalating our overwhelm. After taking a breath rather than racing on, take a moment to just stop. Shut the door for 10 minutes, turn your phone on silent, let the kids eat cereal for dinner even miss the pump class for one day. Life will continue to pressure you if you let it. Turn the pressure off, give yourself a break and your body will thank you for it.

Slow down more often. Breath

done, break done. Now it is time to do both more often. When we can focus on our breathing and take breaks when we need to, we shift from these happening as a reactive measure into them being a part of our day, helping us to cope with and manage the effects of living a full and fast life. Slow living is not about escaping from the realities of life and going to live in the mountains. Being able to integrate the skills of slow living into our modern-day fast paced world allows us to take control of our lives no matter how fast or full it is, and all it takes to start is one single breath. PL TIME OUT Author Angela Lockwood, below, advises that we all slow down more often, breathe and give ourselves a break from this fast-paced world.

direction, stepping off the treadmill to focus on our health and wellbeing can seem like an impossible dream, an indulgence even. To achieve more we do not have to keep pushing ourselves to do more; in fact we are capable of achieving more through doing less. “But how?” I hear you ask. Good question . . .

How to flick the switch

Making change is hard if we look at the enormity of the situation. Trying to tackle our lives as a whole will seem all too overwhelming and we either don’t start or we get exhausted trying. When we notice the warning sounds of overwhelm, fatigue or sickness starting to creep in, it is imperative

ANGELA LOCKWOOD is an Occupational Therapist whose retreats, corporate education programs and keynotes help organisations, schools and individuals prioritise their health and wellbeing. She is also the author of Switch Off. How to find calm in a noisy world and The Power of Conscious Choice.To connect with Angela go to and follow her on Twitter @angelockwood and Instagram @angelalockwood_.

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nless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’ll know two Very Important People who can sing are going to be landing on our shores in the next few weeks.


First up, it’s the first lady of soulful ballads and barnstorming number ones - global superstar Adele will visit Australia for the very first time in February and March to perform a series of special stadium concerts in a unique 360º in-the-round production. The shows are designed to create intimacy, reflecting the strong connection Adele engenders when she sings to her fanbase. The tour venues - in Perth’s case, Domain Stadium - will feature reserved

seating on both the playing arenas and the grandstands. Having broken album sales records worldwide and with in excess of two million albums sold in Australasia, the multiple Grammy, Brit, Oscar and Golden Globe winner is on the cusp of completing her 107-date sold-out Live 2016 tour which has taken her all over the UK, Europe and North America. The tour has been hailed by critics and fans alike. “It was a pure Adele moment: a pop triumph immediately brought to earth by shared human frailty. Adele’s gifts could separate her from more ordinary humans. Instead, she forges bonds,” gushed the New York Times. “A one-on-one conversation amid 18,000 or so other folks: Combined with her remarkable voice, it’s that flair for intimacy on a grand scale that’s driven Adele to the top. She’s a conveyor of relatable emotion at a moment when pop seems defined by concept and style,” swooned the Los Angeles Times. Lucky you, then, if you managed to secure a ticket in the millisecond that they were available upon release last year. Otherwise, all we can suggest is you hit Spotify and stream her mellifluous tones in your lounge on February 28. Adele, February 28, Perth Domain Stadium. For complete tour and ticketing details visit: or


Justin Bieber

It may be wise to invest in some soundcancelling headphones on March 6 because Canada’s most important export since Maple syrup will be da house. Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour will land in stadiums across Australia and New Zealand in March - don’t say we didn’t warn you. Fans have been waiting with anticipation for this news since the Purpose World Tour kicked off in the United States in 2016, and as this will be Bieber’s first Australian and New Zealand shows since 2013’s acclaimed Believe Tour and his first ever stadium performances in our country, the excitement levels among his most fervent ‘Beliebers’ is at fever pitch. The Australian and New Zealand leg of the Purpose World Tour will kick off right here at nib Stadium on March 6 before making its way through Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland. Bieber will be joined at all shows by EDM’s youngest superstar Martin Garrix. The Purpose World Tour has already wowed fans and critics alike across the

United States, Canada and Japan and will tour throughout Europe before landing in Australia and New Zealand next March. With more than 100 huge shows on the tour and close to a million ticket sales globally, there is no doubt that Bieber is at the top of his game with this tour. Touring in support of his fourth studio album Purpose – which debuted at number one in over 100 countries and has sold over eight million copies worldwide – lucky ticketholders can look forward to hearing worldwide smash hits including Love Yourself, What Do You Mean? and Sorry live for the very first time. Continuing a year of record making and breaking, Bieber has racked up an impressive set of eight record titles in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book dominating everything from audio streaming to YouTube subscribers to chart domination. Adding to the hype, Bieber will be joined at all shows by Dutch DJ, record

producer and musician Martin Garrix. Since bursting onto the scene at just 17 years old with mammoth track Animals, Garrix’s unmistakable super-charged riffs and powerhouse production have seen him become a fixture at the top of the charts and in DJ Mag’s ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll. In high-demand across the globe, Garrix’s status as a DJ couldn’t get much bigger with packed-out performances at Coachella, Ultra Music Festival, Tomorrowland, Amsterdam Music Festival and Electric Daisy Carnival under his belt. Alongside all the favourites, audiences at these shows will be among the first to hear Garrix’s latest track In The Name Of Love (ft. Bebe Rexha) live, a sublime slice of dance/pop. What a treat then for the Belieber in your life. Maybe splash out on some maple syrup to celebrate. Justin Bieber, with special guest Martin Garrix, March 6, nib Stadium (all ages). Call 136 100 or visit

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eady . . . ready . . . DOWN!” comes the shout from the guide on the boat. Holding the top rail of the semisubmerged steel cage, we take deep breaths and push ourselves down into the cold water, locking our feet under the second rail at the bottom of the cage. We wait. In a matter of seconds, a four-metre great white shark glides into view, just a

BIG MOUTH If you've always wanted to swim with the star of Jaws, then head over to South Africa and join a scheduled shark diving tour.

couple of feet in front of our eyes. In slow pursuit of the fish head bait drawing him in, another shark glides in for a taste and they go at it, thrashing the water to a foam as they scrap over the food. Still holding my breath, and the cage, knuckles white from cold and fear, my brain raging on adrenaline, a huge tail smacks into the bars and a snout full of teeth appears inside just inches from my face, scaring

seven shades of hell out of me before disappearing back into the sea, leaving me gobsmacked and bewildered at the demons of my childhood I just faced down. I’m in Gansbaai, a small South African fishing village two hour’s drive from Cape Town, in a cage strapped to the side of Shark Diving Unlimited’s 12.5m Barracuda, a custom-built Leecat tour boat, owned and operated by renowned shark conservationist

and researcher, ‘The Shark Guy’ Michael Rutzen. The boat can take about 30 guests, with a cage for seven people taken in turn, but this off-peak April day we only number ten, affording us the opportunity to rotate in and out of the water as much as we wanted to see the sharks up close – and man, are we doing that. In the late 70s, the nine-year-old me was

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OPPOSITES ATTRACT To attract the sharks to the boats the water is chummed with fish guts and oil and then fish heads are thrown out on a rope to bring them in towards the boat.

taught to feel nothing but terror and fear of sharks by the movie Jaws, and I was not alone. I, like many other kids, was afraid to even go in a swimming pool for many years. Sadly at the adult end of the scale, great white shark populations were decimated by governments and fishermen in an orgy of fear and male bravado, something Messers Peter Benchley and Steven Spielberg still

have a lot to answer for. Today, strangely enough, I feel nothing but a cool admiration and respect for the massive sharks as they cruise by the boat within arm’s reach. Although you wouldn’t want to do that. To attract the sharks to the boats the water is chummed with fish guts and oil, and then fish heads are thrown out on a rope to bring them in towards the boat. Within minutes of us setting the anchor


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there are six sharks lazily circling the boat, and we slip gingerly into the icy cold waters in our 7mm wet suits. If getting in the water isn’t your thing, it doesn’t take from the experience in any way. Watching from either the main deck or the roof as the sharks approach the boat and breach the surface will give you a close enough encounter - it’s just that when you are in the water that you get to push your own fears to the limit, especially when two or

more sharks come in and start getting pushy. Shark Diving Unlimited is one of a handful of companies taking guests out into the bay to encounter the sharks in their natural habitat, an activity that has led the way for shark conservation since 1991, when South Africa became the first country to protect the great white shark. The cage diving industry had no small part to play in that decision, being the number one reason to keep them alive – they are worth more to


the country (and the world) alive than dead. Judging by the many photos on their wall of fame, including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Leo DiCaprio and Prince Harry, Rutzen is pretty well regarded in shark circles, and any of you who have seen him on Discovery Channel will know he’s not in it for the money. Most of the profits go into conservation research, and the sharks have no greater champion than him. Conservation is the

first thing on Rutzen and his team’s minds and the fish are in no way exploited for the excitement of tourists, this is about exposing humans to the raw beauty of the sharks and letting the sharks pay their way. For anyone questioning the chumming of the water as a distortion of the animals’ natural behaviour, the sharks are already living in the bay in large numbers so there is no coercion or distortion bringing them close to humans or other prey species just

for the fun of it. It is a necessary part of the process to bring the sharks close to the boats where humans can interact with them – a vital cog in the conservation machine. Without it, cage diving would not exist, and it is this very industry that has helped save the sharks from extinction. And let’s not forget, it’s one hell of an adventure. PL Visit

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PRIMO Next big thing


Jess PL Tell us who you are and what you do. JK My name is Jess Kent and I write songs about life and the world. PL What do you sing in the shower? JK Oh my gosh, no one has ever asked me this in an interview. I have a full-on shower playlist that I update religiously, so depending on my mood will depend on the song. But two songs I almost always start the day singing are Send Me on My Way by Rusted Root and Lovely Day by Bill Withers. PL Who are your musical heroes? JK I love Sting and the Police, Bob Marley, Kanye, my favourite female artists are Etta James, Amy Winehouse, M.I.A... PL What’s on your Spotify/iPod playlist at the moment? JK I have a playlist on my Spotify account called Plerlerst that I update all the time just to keep a running snapshot of what I’m listening to. I also go through phases with old albums though; at the moment it’s anything from The Wall to Plastic Beach by Gorillaz


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PL Who would be your dream musical mentor or collaborator? JK After going on tour with the Coldplay guys, I learned so much about songwriting and approaching a creative process so I was super grateful to have that friendship. I’d love to work with Daft Punk, Lana Del Ray, The Weeknd, Max Martin, the list goes on, seriously . . . PL Tell us about your new release. JK I saw the EP as an opportunity to show people a little more of the multiple facets of my style and songwriting, following the first single Get Down. It’s a commentary on my experiences leading up to the place I’m at in my life right now. I tend to write like it’s a story, so the songs are my open diary to the world, and it’s a combination of dub/ reggae, electro-pop, and hip-hop. PL What do you love about Perth/WA? JK The first time I played a show in Perth was for the Triple j One Night Stand and I was doing guest vocals for Alison Wonderland. I just remember rocking up

to this empty football field and thinking where the hell are we? And two hours later there were 15,000 people going crazy and singing along and partying like no-one was watching. Perth is such a fun city! PL What are you looking forward to most? JK Sometimes it sinks in that I’m still a new artist, and so for me I’m super excited to grow this year and make the debut album. To even be able to say that feels like a huge accomplishment because I love my job and I’m really looking forward to putting my heart and soul into the record and sharing it with the world. PL How would you sum up your fashion style? JK I like to keep things simple and prioritise feeling comfortable. The style icons I look up to like Jane Birkin, Debby Harry and Zoe Kravitz, all have their signature stamp on classic rock and roll breezy. It’s fun to dress up for different events and have fun with live show outfits, but in doing that I still try to keep everything as ‘me’ as possible. PL


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PRIMO parties

Were you snapped at one of WA's parties last month?

LAUNCH OF THE BMW 5 SERIES Beemer lovers were out in force just before Christmas to celebrate the launch of the new BMW 5 Series. Victoria Park's enormous BMW dealership, Auto Classic, made customers feel most welcome as they showcased this supreme example of motoring sophistication. Said to take a big 'leap into the future', the Series 5's good looks were matched by those who celebrated its imminent arrival in the showroom.


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PASSEL ESTATE LAUNCH A beautiful new Tasting Room and collection of wine joined the ranks of the Margaret River region's many wineries recently. Passel Estate, owned by Wendy and Barry Stimpson, played host to an elegant event, with wine from the estate, canapes and live music on a balmy summer's evening. With an entertaining talk given by local viticulturist Andy Ferriera which informed party-goers about the rich wine-growing history of the region, and the promise of a Nature Walk in months to come, Passel Estate is sure to become a must-visit destination on the Margs winery loop.

The McKusker family


Max Kay & Jenny Seaton

One of the most popular musicals of all time opened to rave reviews and applause just after Christmas at Crown Theatre. Starring ex-WAAPA graduat Gretel Scarlett in the role of Kathy Selden, and accompanied by memorable leading men Rohan Browne and Grant Almirall (Don Lockwood) and Jack Chambers (Cosmo Brown), it has proved to be one of the most joyous night's out around just remember to pack waterproofs if you're in the first three rows.

Howard Gretton & daughter

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HOME truths |

Matthew Mills

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aisy began her relentless campaign to bring a trampoline into our lives when she was barely tall enough to clamber onto one. The bounce bug bit her one summer holiday down south, the best part of a decade ago, when we rented ourselves one of those beautiful holiday houses Margaret River seems to have in spades. For those three days, in Daisy’s eyes, the big expanse of stretched plastic in the backyard was by far the best drawcard, easily trumping the beach, pool or bush. It was hard to pry her off the thing, even after the sun had long set over the Indian Ocean. The journey home, then, was one long, excited monologue about the benefits of bouncing up and down for hours on end, each wide-eyed description punctuated with a breathless plea for us to get a tramp of our own. Activating dad mode, I doled out a few I’ll-think-about-its and presumed that once we returned to the ’burbs she’d forget all about it and move on. She didn’t. From that moment on, every letter to Santa included various pleas for a trampoline, often accompanied by a picture of one to show him what she meant; every birthday lead-up was a succession of hints about how happy a backyard bouncer would make her. But I stood fast, didn’t buckle. Didn’t buy the tramp. I can hear the boos and hisses as I write this. That poor little girl, why wouldn’t her dream come true? Well, let me put my cards on the table and explain just why, when in all other areas I fall easily into the over-indulgent parent category – a quick stocktake of our house will definitely throw up more phones, bikes,


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laptops, scooters, games consoles and overpriced trainers than is strictly necessary – when it came to the trampoline question, I held my ground for so long. To be blunt, they scare me. There, I’ve said it. Trampolines have been my irrational fear for about as long as I can remember. As a child, I remember looking at them and seeing nothing but gaping holes between rusting springs which were sure to devour my leg as soon as I attempted bounce #one. Even if that gruesome fate didn’t get me, I was sure somehow I’d be thrown from the infernal contraption within minutes, plummeting face-first towards its hard, concrete surrounds. In my mind, there was no way I could ever spend even the shortest time on a trampoline and walk away unbroken. It’s a prejudice that has lived long in me, one I couldn’t put away. So, while I was happy for my kids to cycle without helmets, bomb rashie-free into backyard pools, climb walls topped with barbed wire, poke wasp nests with sticks and take part in any other old-school kids activity that nowadays would be frowned upon, I couldn’t bring myself to risk bringing a trampoline into our backyard. But still they kept cropping up. A birthday party here, a Saturday afternoon barbie round a mate’s there. More holiday homes, an adventure park or two. The darn things just wouldn’t leave us alone – and Daisy’s desire to own her very own just kept getting bigger. And then we moved house, and suddenly the dynamic shifted. While the move was a generally positive one, a sensible downsizing after successfully shooing the eldest two of our five out of the nest, it did have one negative – our old house had a pool, our new one doesn’t.

Yes, I know – first world problems and all that, but it’s hard to explain to an overindulged brood why they would no longer be able to just saunter out the backdoor whenever they fancied a dip. To their credit, they took it on the chin, mainly due to the old ‘location, location, location’ adage proving true as any downsides were dispelled by suddenly being within walking distance of school and most of their mates. Daisy, though, is a canny beast and she knew that the shift offered her the perfect time to strike. “Daddy,” she said, a day after the move, “now that we don’t have a pool, does that mean we can get a trampoline instead?” I replied in the negative, of course – there was no logic in the claim, losing a pool means nothing, she should think herself lucky, there’s kids starving in Africa, that kind of thing. But, hey, she had a point. Which is why, a few weeks before Christmas, I visited a few trampolineowning friends just to see what it was I was up against. With my wife holding my hand and whispering soothing mantras, I actually faced my nemesis – and, boy, was I surprised by what I found. Trampolines, it turns out, have changed from the harsh metal structures of yore. No longer can one slip spell disaster, no longer do you put your child’s future in the lap of the gods each time you lift them onto the tarp. And get this, the good ones don’t even have springs, let alone gaping holes for stray legs to disappear into. No, today’s trampoline is a paragon of safety. So, after a lifetime of prejudice, I relented – and Daisy woke on Christmas morning to the news that a man was on his way to put together her very own tramp. It’s a month on now, and I can report that we are proud tramp owners – and all of our kids can still walk. And I have to say that I’m a complete convert. It’s used daily, as Daisy and her brothers push to conquer flips and somersaults, but also as a social hub. Warm nights, see it become an impromptu cubby house, a gaggle of pre-teens and teenagers sprawled out on the tarp, net zipped, music playing, giggles rising, conversation flowing. Twice, it’s even hosted sleepovers. The moral of this story, then, is, for grown-ups at least, confront your fears and you may well be very happily surprised. For kids, though, the point is clear – persistence will get you what you want. It may take a decade, but if you really want it, just don’t stop asking your mum and dad. They’ll cave eventually, trust me. PL

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