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VOL 2 | ISSUE 6 | JUNE 2015



Take me home!



Presence. Redefined. The new Audi A6 and A7

The new generation Audi A6 and A7 combine a benchmark of refined design and Audi’s progressive technology. With features like Audi Connect* with in-car Wi-Fi to keep you seamlessly informed, Audi’s unique Matrix LED Headlights^ to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic and Lane Assist# for unparalleled safety on the road, the Audi A6 and A7 prove that while presence is hard to define, it’s even harder to ignore.

Visit Audi Centre Perth to find out more. 337 Harborne Street, Osborne Park | Tel. 9231 5888 | Audi Connect requires a data connection either via a mobile phone with remote SIM Access Profile (rSAP), or through a dedicated SIM card with data option. #Audi Connect, Matrix LED headlights and Lane Assist are available as an optional extra across the A6 and A7 range. MD22023. MRB4146.





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here’s nothing wrong with indulging yourself – so the saying goes, it does you good after all. So in the spirit of spreading the love a little, here’s our carefully curated collection of stories to warm the cockles of your heart.

Before we get onto the feelgood stuff however, I’d like to draw your attention to

possibly one of the most important features we’ve run all year. I interviewed Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision, who was in Nepal during the catastrophic series of earthquakes which struck this beautiful remote country last month. I would urge you to read what he has to say about the terrible effects nature’s might has had on Nepal and how you can provide real, practical help via our donation’s appeal. Once you’ve done your bit for humanity, there’s plenty to continue to feed the soul from our interview with singer/songwriter Wes Carr who shares his favourite things to Anna’s latest adventure – discovering the lost art of old-fashioned photography. Gill interviews the stars of the latest Terminator reboot while quite a few people at PRIMOLife Towers are excited about the forthcoming concerts by two boy band heartthrobs – 5SOS and our cover star, Robbie Williams. Matt reviews Audi’s super sporty S1 and involves some of our PRIMOLife Facebook likers in his latest Home Truths column, which is all about ridiculous nicknames we all give our kids (yes, I will answer to Pudding when caught off guard). I meet the team behind Pastacup and sample some of the delicious hand-made penne and Angry Sausage sauce which is gaining fans across the state, while Kami celebrates ten years of a west coast favourite eaterie – White Salt in Sorrento. Charlie Hodgson from the award-winning Mash Brewery shares his secrets and in our Home & Garden section you’ll find plenty to inspire you from new winter paint colours to ways to make the most of extra space in your home. As usual too we’ve got the best collection of prime real estate on the market via the Peard Real Estate Group and Stocker Preston in the south west.

Published by PREMIUM PUBLISHERS (PEARD MEDIA PTY LTD) Freemason's House, 181 Roberts Road, Subiaco WA 6008 (08) 9273 8933 EDITOR Gabi Mills ACTING PUBLISHER Kami Ramini CREATIVE DESIGN Cally Browning DIGITAL DESIGN Alyssa Karvinen SALES Natalie du Preez (0426 752 352) Kevin Farrell (0417 931 829) Lisa Fisher (0450 460 253) Chris Le Messurier (0424 600 448) PHOTOGRAPHIC Crib Creative CONTRIBUTORS Will Benson, Adam Collins, Kate Disher-Quill, Anna Hartley, Matt Jelonek, Carmen Jenner, Dea Lalovic, Drisana Levitzke-Gray, Warren Littlefair, Matthew Mills, Gill Pringle, Mal Rogers, Colleen Sheehan, Kirsten Tennant. ADVERTISING ENQUIRIES EDITORIAL ENQUIRIES GENERAL ENQUIRIES

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The prince of pop is back in Perth and we've got tickets to his show



Keep the frost at bay with our cuddly wraps and wintery wares



The new winter colour scheme - think fire and ice



10 - 17 PRIMOpicks What's hot this month and your chance to win, win, win

Australia's early days of white settlement laid bare

18 PRIMOspecial Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM


20 ANNA'Sadventures Taking photos the oldfashioned way 22 PRIMOpeople CEO of World Vision Tim Costello on Nepal's crisis 26 DRISANA'Sdiary 28 FAVOURITEthings Singer Wes Carr 30-33 PRIMOhealth 30 Body beautiful 32 Yallingup retreat


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A family pass to Kids' Funfest



A double pass to the Clarkson, Hammond & May Show



Homes 56-92 PRIMOproperty WA’s best residential listings from Peard Real Estate and Stocker Preston

18 34 PRIMOweekender Canberra 86 PRIMObiz 94 PRIMOfinance 96 PRIMOmenu White Salt in Sorrento 98 PRIMOmeet the brewer Award-winning brewer, Charlie Hodgson from Mash Brewery 101 PRIMOeats Pastacup's recipe for success 104-111 PRIMOtravel 104 Road trip


A double pass to Robbie Williams' Perth show

108 Bangalore 112 PRIMOcitystay Fall in love with Alex Hotel, Northbridge 114 PRIMOdrive Audi's sporty S1 116 PRIMOsport Our guide to the Rugby World Cup 120-128 PRIMOentertainment 120 Banished 122 Terminator Genisys 126 Entourage 128 Robbie Williams

58 PRIMOcareers Peard Real Estate Group's dominance of the west coast 88 SPOTLIGHT ON . . . The south west's friendly coast



home & garden

40 H&Gapp of the month 41 H&GReal Estate Runway Tips on how to make your home sell more quickly 42 H&Gwares Winter warmers 44 H&Ggardening 46 H&Gproperty The Marina Oceanside Apartments, Mindarie, 48 H&Gdecor Winter paint ideas 50 H&Goutdoor living Firepits and heaters 52 H&Ginterior design Chalk paint


54 H&Ginvestment How to avoid buying a 'lemon'

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PRIMOpicks June brings the chance to celebrate your inner bogan, get down and dirty in the south west, see some amazing live performances and win, win win.


a double pass to 5SOS's sell-out show at Peth Arena. Visit PRIMOLife’s Facebook page to enter. Good luck!

They look so perfect

They’re the young pretenders to One Direction’s boy band crown and, in fact, they supported 1D’s tour last year - so it’s fair to say that Sydney’s 5 Seconds of Summer are a Big Deal. THEY FIRST MET in the schoolyard aged 16 in Sydney’s western ‘burbs, and Luke (17), Mikey (18), Calum (18) and Ash (19) found common ground via their mutual love of pop-punk and the adrenaline-fuelled superrock of turn-of-the-millennium Americana. They started posting videos on YouTube and within six months had amassed over 50,000 Facebook fans, 100,000 Twitter followers and more than five million YouTube views. Since then those numbers have skyrocketed, with over 92 million views on YouTube, five million fans on Facebook, a combined 15 million Twitter followers and 1.75 million followers on Instagram. The boys from Windsor have arrived - big time. In 2012, the band self-funded and independently released their debut EP Somewhere New which rocketed straight into the top five of the iTunes chart and was followed by a sold-out national tour. Fast forward a couple of years and, having spent 2013 selling out shows across the world, including that support spot with Harry and the British boys, the band were snapped up by Capitol Records to release singles and a hotly


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anticipated forthcoming album. Hot on the heels of selling out two shows at London’s iconic Wembley Arena, the chart-topping Sydney boys are heading out on the road to play their first-ever headline Australian arena shows, touring in support of their recently released, self-titled number one smash-hit debut album. Luke, Calum, Mikey and Ash have conquered not only home-grown audiences with the Aussie number one spot for their album, but also those of far flung lands including New Zealand, the UK and Sweden. Their new album is now the highest selling pre-order in Universal Music Group history. Not bad for four teenagers still shy of their 21st birthdays. With their hits She Looks So Perfect, Don’t Stop, Amnesia, Kiss Me Kiss Me and Everything I Didn’t Say, 5SOS are wellplaced to pick up Zayn and co’s devastated pre-teen fans. And what’s even better? They’re homegrown talent.

BAG A BARGAIN If you’re keen to pick up something really unique, head to Perth Upmarket. It’s Perth’s premier quarterly market for original and handcrafted wares and is a lovely way to spend a lazy day browsing stalls undercover. The market brings together over 150 of Perth’s most talented artists, designers, craftsmen and gourmets all under one roof at the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall. There’s also a dedicated Junior Upmarket and gourmet section, so bring your tastebuds for a treat. Perth Upmarket, University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Sunday June 21, Sunday September 13 and Sunday November 29, 10am to 4pm.

5 Seconds of Summer, Perth Arena, June 29.Visit

SOUTH WEST MUDFEST - BIGGER AND BETTER IN 2015 WA’S NEWEST obstacle event will again hit Margaret River in July this year with two muddy courses to be run over one mad day. Bootleg Brewery will play host to the second annual South West Mudfest on July 4, featuring a 12km Dirty Dozen race in the morning and a 5km Mud Mayhem course in the afternoon. Participants should prepare for a fun, challenging and muddy experience within a south-west themed course, including obstacles such as beer kegs, hay bales, tyre tractor tyres and bird netting. The event’s timing will offer a “true” mud run experience, with the region’s winter weather expected to provide lots of mud, coldwater obstacles and possibly rain. Last year the winter conditions created the muddiest course ever seen for any event in WA. Mudfest event director Jason Dover, has confirmed that plans are well underway to make the second event bigger and better this year.


“The inaugural event was a great success and our event team learned a lot. We have been busy redesigning the course and reviewing all of the obstacles to improve the event in the second year. “This year we have designed a full 12km course that will include even more running and muddy sections for competitors to navigate," confirmed Jason. “The 5km course will be jam-packed with mud and obstacles but has been designed to be achievable for everyone young and old, fit or not as fit. “The best thing about this event is that it can be done by anyone, you don’t have to be tough or train for months, you just have to pick your distance and have a go!" Competitors can look forward to a well-deserved hot shower and award-winning Bootleg Burger and Brew after completing either course. South West Mudfest, Bootleg Brewery, Puzey Road,Wilyabrup, July 4.To register visit for details.

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Trojan is offering the ultimate prize pack comprising a must-have collection of 23 quality Trojan tools to get the job done – from a renovation re-vamp to simple leaky tap repairs. Valued at $500, this jam-packed Trojan prize pack is complete with a handy Trojan Saw Set, convenient 15 in 1 Multi Tool, ergonomically designed Swiftblade Hacksaw, durable Claw Hammer, Turbo Knife and much more. Visit june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



Let the Funfest begin THE CHILL OF winter is no reason to stay inside these school holidays, especially as WA’s biggest indoor kids’ festival, Kids’ Funfest will be taking over the Claremont Showground pavilions on July 11 and 12. With more than 80 attractions, Kids’ Funfest promises non-stop excitement, with unlimited rides, amusements and entertainment for hours on end, all inclusive in the low entry price. The event caters for all ages, from toddlers to adults, stretching for 9,000sqm across four of the Showground’s indoor pavilions. Once inside, everything is free except food, drinks, showbags and prize-winning games. To keep the fun flowing and avoid queues, only a strictly limited number of tickets will be sold for each of the weekend’s four-hour sessions, hopefully avoiding previous school holiday events which copped criticism from customers.

What to expect

THE HEAT IS ON THE PERTH CONVENTION and Exhibition Centre will host the WA Oceanafest 2015, presented by the Australian Culinary Federation, from July 5 to 7. WA Oceanafest, Australia’s only international culinary competition, will consist of international teams competing in a live restaurant environment and individual chefs competing in live cookery and food and beverage competitions. This year, the event will introduce a hospitality trade show, an exciting opportunity for businesses to showcase their products and services to an international market. Chairperson of Oceanafest, Patrick O’Brien, says: “This is an exciting culinary event, which has been in existence for 16 years and 2015 will be


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2 x double passes to Oceanafest WA. Take a friend to Tuesday’s exclusive lunch sitting, valued at $50 per head. Visit PRIMOLife’s Facebook page for details. Good luck!

the best year yet with the introduction of the first ever trade show. “The new trade show will give opportunities to all hospitality suppliers to exhibit their products to the Western Australian Hospitality Industry.” The event is also hosting two cooking competitions - the Restaurant of Champions and Salon Culinaire - which will see teams and individual chefs compete against one another representing their countries and/or employers. For more information on the event and for further information on how to feature in the 2015 EXPO, contact Patrick O’Brien directly on 0407 442 596 or visit

• Highlights for all ages include face-painting, an animal nursery, petting zoo, pony rides, snakes and reptiles, art and craft, roving performers, a kids’ DJ, the Freedom Fairy Experience and non-stop live stage shows. • Tinkerbell, Batman, SpongeBob, Disney Princesses, ScoobyDoo and Looney Tunes will all make an appearance across bouncy castles of every shape and size. Themed castles will cater especially for toddlers, while anyone aged two and over can enjoy an endless choice of amusements. • Unique in Australia is an ‘iceless’ ice skating rink, made from synthetic ice, where skaters can glide across the rink and have fun while staying warm without getting wet. • ‘Spider Mountain’ features bungee trampolines, an 8m climbing tower and a rock wall with hydraulic controls to help climbers reach the top before gently descending. • Among the other attractions is a 75m inflatable obstacle course featuring slides, climbing walls and obstacle pop-ups, plus go karts (for toddlers), super inflatable slides, zorb balls, bucking bulls and exciting sport inflatables like bungee jousting, a basketball court, Sumo wrestling and more. • Carnival rides include Dragon Wagon rollercoaster, Traffic Jam, Rockin’ Tug thrill boat, Cup & Saucer and Baja Buggies. Kids’ Funfest, Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12, Claremont Showgrounds Indoor Pavilions, 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 6pm, $25 for kids (three to 16 years), $15 adults (17 plus), free for kids aged two and under. Entry fee includes everything except food/drink, show bags and prize-winning games.Visit or follow Kids’ Funfest on Faceboook and Instagram @kidsfunfestival.


one of two family passes to WA’s biggest indoor kids’ festival, Kids’ Funfest, this school holidays. Each family pass is valued at $80, valid for two adults and two children for a session of your choice at Kids’ Funfest, with unlimited access to more than 80 rides, amusements and attractions. Visit PRIMOLife’s Facebook page or Good luck!

HAPPY FEET THE WORLD’S MOST successful dance show explodes onto the Australian stage this September with a spectacular new staging of Michael Flatley’s masterpiece - Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. The theatrical extravaganza opens in Perth on September 15, followed by Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Sydney.   Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games enjoyed a sell-out season in London’s West End last year, returning to The Dominion Theatre in March due to overwhelming popular demand.  This international production comes to Australia as part of a 15-country tour, following an extensive UK tour.  Michael Flatley brought Irish dance into the global spotlight more than 21 years ago, introducing the world to the hypnotic traditional Irish dancing of his childhood and going on to create Lord of the Dance in 1996.  Since then, his name and the Lord of the Dance brand have become synonymous with spectacular artistry and grand scale productions that have mesmerised more than 60 million people in 68 countries around the world. Flatley’s new show Dangerous Games has exciting and groundbreaking new technology, including holographs, dancing robots, world champion acrobats and 34 of the greatest Irish Dancers in the world.  A new score composed by Gerard Fahy, new choreography, stunning new costumes and special effect lighting add a breathtaking new dimension to the original masterpiece.  The show captivates audiences with its mesmerising dance styles rooted in the traditional form of Irish dance that has evolved over


BEST DESCRIBED AS half game show, half party, their motto “we rock, we know” says it all. Bring your best mullet and flanno gear - Bogan Bingo is a night of good times and rock n’ roll. Returning after a sellout run of shows in Perth at Fringe World, being nominated for Best Comedy, the Bogan Bingo team take all the numbers

more than 2,000 years. The story is a classic tale of good versus evil based on old Irish folklore, as well as a passionate love story expressed through dance. This latest version of the global dance phenomenon combines the best of tradition with all the excitement of new music and heart-stopping dance, making it perfect family entertainment. Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, Crown Theatre, Burswood, September 15 to September 20,Tuesday at 7pm,Wednesday to Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 1pm and 6pm.Tickets from $69.90 from Ticketmaster on 13 61 00 or visit

of your favourite game and turn them into tributes to our heroes, favourite rock anthems and any excuse to abuse the crowd. Expect the prizes to be just as classy as their fashion, and the comedy just as tight as their jeans. Bogan Bingo will quickly become a monthly tradition for the people of Perth, so book a table with ya mates, leave the keys to the Torana at home, and rock out to some serious bogan fun.


Catch them on the last Thursday of every month at Rosie O’Grady’s, 205 James Street, Northbridge, or why not hold a Bogan Bingo night as your next fundraising event? Bogan Bingo tables can fit between four to 10 people. If you book tickets individually and want to be seated together, email the names tickets were purchased under to bookings@ Doors open at 7.30pm. a table for six at Bogan Bingo at Rosie O'Grady's on Thursday July 30. Visit PRIMOLife’s Facebook page or

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PRODUCTION HAS BEGUN on Blue Dog in the Pilbara, with the same team behind Red Dog - Kriv Stenders back at the director’s helm, screenplay by Daniel Taplitz and Nelson Woss producing. Joining the canine star are distinguished Australian actors Bryan Brown (Australia, Beautiful Kate), John Jarratt (Wolf Creek), newcomer Levi Miller (Pan, Terra Nova) and UK actor Jason Isaacs (Fury, Harry Potter, Black Hawk Down). Blue Dog is a family film set in outback Australia in the late 1960s and is the story of a young boy named Mick (Miller) and his dog. Growing up on a cattle station in the Pilbara, a grand and enormous landscape absolutely in the middle of nowhere, Mick prepares himself for a life of dull hardship but instead finds adventure and friendship with a scrappy, one-of-a-kind pup that will change his life forever. The movie is set to release in Australia in 2016. “It’s such a thrill and a privilege to be able to return to the much-loved story world of Red Dog. Daniel Taplitz has written a beautifully heart-warming screenplay that is both an original story and a stand-alone movie in its own right. “Along with an amazing cast, a tried and trusted crew and one incredible dog, I feel very blessed and simply can’t wait to share the result with audiences next year,” said director Kriv. “It’s terrific to be back in the Pilbara region where the local communities were so supportive of the first Red Dog film. Blue Dog will take audiences on another iconic, fun, uniquely Australian journey that will put the spotlight on a location known for mining, yet also rich with landscapes of mesmerising beauty and amazing local stories of myth and culture.” “Red Dog found a place in the hearts of all Australians in 2011 to become a box office smash and an instant family favourite. We are thrilled to be distributing the next chapter in this incredible canine adventure” said Joel Pearlman, director of Roadshow Films. Red Dog won the inaugural AACTA Award for ‘Best Film’ in 2011 and is the highest selling Australian DVD of all time.

THE BEAR IS BACK ONE OF THE most anticipated movies of the year - Ted 2 - hits our screens, full frontal, on June 26. Directed and co-written by Seth MacFarlane, the sequel to the wildly inappropriate but hugely successful Ted picks up with MacFarlane reprising his scorching performance as the voice of the title character along with Mark Wahlberg and Amanda


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Seyfried (sorry guys, no Mila Kunis this time around). Newylwed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to have a baby but in

order to qualify to be a parent, Ted has to prove he's a person in a court of law. It's rude, crude but, according to PRIMOLife's

LA-based entertainment writer, very, very funny. You have been warned. Ted 2, out in Australia on June 26.



DO YOU EVER look at someone and wonder what is going on inside their head? Disney Pixar’s original new film Inside Out ventures inside the mind to find out. Based in Headquarters, the control centre inside 11-year-old Riley’s mind, five Emotions are hard at work, led by lighthearted optimist Joy (Amy Poehler), whose mission is to make sure Riley stays happy. Fear (Bill Hader) heads up safety, Anger (voice of Lewis Black) ensures all is fair and Disgust (Mindy Kaling) prevents Riley from getting poisoned—both physically and socially. Sadness (Phyllis Smith) isn’t exactly sure what her role is and, frankly, neither is anyone else. When Riley’s family

relocates to a scary new city, the Emotions are on the job, eager to help guide her through the difficult transition. But when Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind - taking some of her core memories with them - Fear, Anger and Disgust are left reluctantly in charge. Joy and Sadness must venture through unfamiliar places - Long Term Memory, Imagination Land, Abstract Thought and Dream Productions - in a desperate effort to get back to Headquarters, and Riley. Inside Out opens on June 18.



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audience cheering from the sidelines. Inspired by the centuryold rivalry of our two great countries, The Cr-Ashes will pit the trio (playing their part as Team England) against Team Australia. Shane Jacobson will take part in the Australian team alongside Top Gear Australia co-host Steve Pizzati and V8 Supercars’ anchor Riana Crehan. The Cr-Ashes challenge is set to feature brand new sports with a motorised twist, and with Sidecar Polo, Car Rugby and brand new V8 Cricket, things are going to get fun. Shane Jacobson said of the planned competition: “It’s a well-known fact that us Aussies beat the Brits at every sport and Team Australia will be ready for them in July. Bring on the Cr-Ashes.” The show will also include drifting, supercar parades, FMX displays, and good old fashioned debates over the boys favourite cars.Visitors will also have the opportunity to visit the Festival Zone with lots of outdoor activities and displays which will be open on Saturday & Sunday at both venues. For fans of the much missed Top Gear, this is an event not to be missed, and with dates on sale

them," said organisers. Alongside races and sequences featuring the trio, audiences will be treated to an epic motoring battle that they’ve dubbed ‘The Cr-Ashes’, which promises to have the

for 2015 only, and the three stars making their first appearance together in Australia, tickets are expected to race out the door. Clarkson, Hammond & May Live!, Perth Arena, July 18 and 19.Visit

a double pass Clarkson, Hammond & May Live! Visit PRIMOLife’s Facebook page for further details. Good luck!

THE MOST FAMOUS motoring presenters on the planet - Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May - are set to make their first live appearance as a trio in Australia this July. Clarkson, Hammond and May Live!, a brand new motoring arena spectacular will hurtle into Perth on July 18 to 19. It will be the first time that Jeremy, Richard and James have appeared together in an arena show in Australia, and they


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are set to electrify audiences with a brand new 90-minute live show, featuring a mix of beautiful supercars and breathtaking stunts as well as all the irreverent humour that you know and love from the trio. “The three presenters have been working incredibly hard to make sure it’s better than ever before, and I’m certainly looking forward to seeing them back doing what they do best. If you love the three boys, then this is the only place to see


IT'S THE HOT-off-the-press announcement destined to make fans of musical theatre's hearts leap for joy. The acclaimed West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical Cats is coming to Perth in April 2016. Arriving for a strictly limited season, opening in Sydney on October 30, the feline blockbuster will visit Hobart, Melbourne, and Brisbane before arriving in Perth on April 16, 2016. The hit revival, which was reworked for the most recent season in London's West End by the original creative team director Trevor Nunn, choreographer and associate director Gillian Lynne, set designer John Napier and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber - received excellent reviews and extended its season due to overwhelming demand. The 2015 Olivier Award-nominated Cats introduces a rapping ‘street cat’ in the famous Rum Tum Tugger role, who performs some serious breakdancing moves. “I’ve come to the conclusion that having read Eliot again, maybe Eliot was the inventor of rap,” says Lloyd Webber. Based on TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats,

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the show is set among a larger-than-life junkyard playground and is alive with our favourite feline characters including Rum Tum Tugger, Mr Mistoffelees, Macavity, Jennyanydots, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella and Skimbleshanks. The Jellicle Cats come out to play on one special night of the year - the night of the Jellicle Ball. One by one they tell their stories for the amusement of Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, who must choose one of the cats to ascend to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. Cats, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history, received its world premiere at the New London Theatre in 1981 where it played for 21 record-breaking years and almost 9,000 performances. The ground-breaking production was the winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Musical. In 1983 the Broadway production became the recipient of seven Tony awards, including Best Musical, and ran for 18 years. Since its world premiere, Cats has been presented in over 30 countries, has been translated into 15 languages and has been seen by more than 73 million people worldwide. Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. The magnificent musical score, includes the poignant hit song Memory, which has been recorded by over 150 artists from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow. Cats is quite simply a phenomenon. Featuring a fantastical oversized set, a superb score, inspired choreography and mischievous costumes, it is a brilliant song and dance spectacular not to be missed. Cats, Crown Theatre, Saturday April 16 to Sunday May 8, 2016. Visit au or call 13 61 00.



CYCLES Cirque du Soleil’s latest show - TOTEM is a visual treat from beginning to end. TOTEM’S THEMES ARE as old as time itself - the evolution of humanity from its primordial, amphibian state toward the aspiration of flight, taking inspiration from many of humanity’s founding myths and turning them into a creative tour de force. Inspiration for the 779 costume elements came directly from nature, and costume designer Kym Barrett primarily focused on how to treat various fabrics rather than the materials themselves in order to replicate the elements found in nature. Such treatments included advanced printing techniques, fluorescent pigments, and making use of mirror fragments and crystals to add extra sparkle. PL TOTEM by Cirque du Soleil, Belmont Racecourse, July 31 to August 30. Visit


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fast facts TOTEM The Crystal Man’s stretch velvet leotard is encrusted with nearly 4,500 reflective components; 4,001 are mirror fragments. This costume is the show’s heaviest, weighing eight pounds.

• The foot juggling duo’s lycra body stockings are each embellished with 3,500 crystals, and each headpiece has another 1,000.

VISUAL MASTERPIECE Cirque du Soleil's talented performers and technicians are drawn from many countries around the world.

• The hoop dancer’s costume is inspired by

not one traditional Native American tribe, but by several. For instance it includes a Hopi cross and headdress.

The unicyclists each have a very distinct look that suggests autumn and the abundance from harvest. Each costume is printed with earth tones and then embellished with handsewn details, including bolts, screws, seedpods, feathers, flowers and insects.

• The production features a cast of 46

acrobats, actors, musicians and singers from 17 countries (Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Moldova, Mongolia, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and United States).

• The cast is supported by a dedicated

team of 64 technicians and employees from Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, New Zealand, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

• From a technical standpoint, TOTEM is

considered Cirque du Soleil's first hybrid production as it can be performed in both indoor amphitheaters and under the blue-and-yellow big top, without requiring significant changes to the set and equipment.

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anna's adventures



selfie This month, Anna tries her hand at photography, the old-fashioned way. “HOW DOES IT LOOK?” I fiddle around with the wheel a bit more. The image slides and warps, but never seems to come into focus. It’s hard to tell though, because to see it I have to crouch under a black cape and squish my face up to the glass plate which serves as a view finder. Plus, the image is upside down. “Gah!” I say, frustrated. “I can’t


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even tell anymore!” My artist friend Kit ducks his head under the black cape and takes my place behind the camera. Using a magnifying glass to help, he fiddles with the focus, moving the bellows of the ancient camera back and forth until he is satisfied. Taking a picture with a pernickety 1950s Linhof Technika camera is hard work, but

when Kit invited me to try out large format photography using a technique that is over 100 years old, I couldn’t wait to get started. Right at the beginning, I fumble around for the box of negatives inside a lined black bag, and load the fragile celluloid one negative at a time into the chassis without exposing it to any light. I feel a bit like a surgeon, working on a delicate patient with only my hands to guide me. Ironically, much of the process of taking a picture excludes the use of sight and relies instead on feel and instinct. Once the camera is lined up and ready (remember all that fumbling with the focus?) Kit adjusts the shutter speed and aperture manually. I mount the chassis into the back and slide out the protective ‘dark slide’, so that when the shutter opens the negative will be exposed to light. I’ve decided on a self-portrait for my first shot, including the camera and studio in the background, so I will be shooting towards a series of mirrors. The art of the selfie is as old as art itself and, as Kit points out, is still often how artists practice before they can afford models to pose for them, so it seems fitting for my first attempt. Sitting cross-legged on a stool wearing a fabulous mask that once graced the stage of the Paris Opera, which Kit has produced from some drawer or another, I’m ready. Looking towards the lens, I press my thumb down on the shutter release cable and, Click! It’s done! Well … actually we’ve barely just begun. In the pitch black darkroom I extract the

negative by feel and carefully slide it into a tray of Developer, then Stopper, then Fixer, three chemicals I’ll come to know very well. In the mysterious darkness, chemicals react, a bit of magic occurs and when the light flicks on, a crisp miniature portrait has appeared on the plastic square. After a good rinse, I squeegee it off, and hang it up to dry. I add three more unique negatives to the drying line before we are ready for the next stage. Using a huge enlarger, we blow the images up to more than life size on meter wide paper, something large format photography lends itself to particularly well. Working under eerie red light and feeling a bit like crime scene investigators, we slide the paper off its roll, measure it and cut it out, then pin it to the wall using magnets. Getting the focus right is not any easier than before, but finally we are ready. With the enlarger warm and humming away, I remove the red filter from the front, and expose the paper to the light for

I love it. It’s a bit darker than we anticipated, but we both like its moody atmosphere. I’m astonished by how much detail I can see in my hand, which is now larger than life-sized. After much rinsing and squeegeeing, we hang it up to dry and work on the

12 long minutes. Silently, invisibly, silver ions react with the light and electrons are redistributed all over the paper. The picture is in there, now we just have to get it out. It’s too big to simply slide into a tray, so it is rolled and submerged in a series of huge plastic troughs filled with my favourite chemicals. Once soaked, the paper is thick and soft and lovely to handle, and I slowly flip and re-roll it over and over to make sure it is completely covered. Once the lights are on, we see the final product (main pic, left).

next print, a double exposure, using two separate negatives on the same piece of paper. Combining Kit’s experience, my ideas and a heavy dose of ‘let’s see what happens’ we come up with a wacky print, in which a four-legged savage (me) attacks an ancient computer monitor on a rain-slicked cobblestone alleyway. Once it’s washed and hung to dry, we stand back and look at the finish products: two very different prints. I love how much character each one

has, and in them I can see the influence of a thousand different factors: exposure, light, movement, filters, dust, chemicals and light leaking through the dark room. Each print is truly unique and we couldn’t make an exact replica if we tried. I’m immensely satisfied by the process and what we have made.


Wanting to preserve the moment, I pull out my digital camera and take a photo. Hey, old habits are hard to break! Anna took photos with Kit Brown in his studio Lobo General in Paris. Kit isn’t on the internet (I’m not sure he knows what it is) so you’ll have to go to Paris to enjoy his art. PL If that’s too far, and you want to try this out yourself, local photographer Alex Bond runs large format photography workshops around Perth. Check out for more information. june 15 | PRIMOLIFE










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The people of Nepal were hit by two devastating earthquakes in April and May. World Vision Australia’s CEO Tim Costello reports directly from Kathmandu, and shares his heartbreaking insight into a country struggling to cope. By GABI MILLS. Images by WORLD VISION.

badly need our help. GM How difficult is it for you and your team to get about town – and have you managed to visit any of the more remote outlying villages yet? TC Getting aid into Nepal after the April 25 earthquake was really difficult. Our flight from Bangkok, packed with aid workers, international rescue teams, doctors and Nepalese people desperate to locate their families, was twice diverted to Calcutta for refuelling after circling over Kathmandu, and when we were still unable to land we were sent back to Bangkok. We left Australia at 11.30pm on Sunday 26 April and arrived in Kathmandu 36 hours later, at 4pm Tuesday 28 April (11.45am AEST). From Kathmandu, we travelled by road to the city of Gorkha, close to the epicenter of the earthquake. It took us an entire day to make a journey of 140km because of jammed roads and landslides. To reach some remote villages, we had to trek in, just as many seriously injured Nepalese had to walk many kilometres after the earthquake to reach local hospitals. GM What particular stories have stuck in your

DESPERATE TIMES Left, World Vision Australia CEO Tim Costello, and above, scenes of desolation following the huge earthquakes which hit Nepal in April and May.

GABI MILLS Tim, you went to Nepal straight after the April 25 earthquake.Tell us about that and what you are feeling now after a second earthquake in which dozens more have died. TIM COSTELLO The Nepal earthquakes have been completely devastating. More than 8,000 people killed in the April 25 earthquake. Then, just as the Nepalese were beginning to get back onto their feet, they were hit by a second deadly earthquake on May 12. Thousands of people have lost loved ones, parents, partners, children, or have been left homeless, or are too frightened to return to their homes. The people of Nepal are some of the gentlest – and poorest – people in the world and they

mind and have you witnessed anything so far which gives you hope that the people affected are receiving the help they need? TC Of the many accounts of loss I heard and witnessed in Nepal, one that stays in my mind is a meeting with a young man by the name of Bhoj Kumar Thapa in the small mountain village of Paslang, outside Gorkha. Bhoj is a soldier. On the day of the earthquake, it took him 12 hours to return to his village to find that his wife Sushila was dead. Sushila was eight months pregnant. He said he felt lost, that something within him had also died. He couldn’t imagine how he could carry on and he hoped that time would show him a way.

But Sushila had done something extraordinary before she died. During the paralysing terror of the earthquake, she shielded their five-year-old daughter, Sudikchhya, underneath her pregnant body, protecting her from the rocks that fell around them. Sudikchhya was found unconscious by her grandfather, Sher Bahadur Thapa Mager, who said he wept with sadness and joy when he found them, for the life sacrificed and the life saved. Only hours before the earthquake, thousands of Australians stood above the beach at Gallipoli to honour the sacrifice of the young Anzacs 100 years ago and heard the word of John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. But here, on a mountainside in Nepal, there was no greater love than that of a mother who lay down her life for her daughter. GM What role is World Vision playing and how are donations directly helping at the moment? TC World Vision is delivering aid into Nepal as quickly as possible. At the time of the second earthquake, on May 12, we had reached 30,000 people with tarpaulins, roofing sheets, blankets and food. Despite incredible logistical difficulties, we managed to get planes carrying World Vision aid on the ground and when the airport was jammed we brought thousands of blankets overland from India. Children are always vulnerable in a disaster and so we established Child Friendly Spaces to give them somewhere to be kids and safe. I am completely shattered that the Australian Government has made such savage cuts to the foreign aid budget. Those cuts will have a direct impact on the most desperately poor people in the world. But Australians are incredibly generous and donations to World Vision will make a real difference, in Nepal and everywhere we work. GM What in the short term do you hope World Vision will achieve, and in the long term in your experience, what particular challenges will Nepal face in overcoming this disaster? TC World Vision internationally has appealed for $30 million and our initial aim is to reach 100,000 people with direct aid. But longer-term, World Vision will also be there to help Nepal rebuild – better than before – and that will take time, good planning and money. Nepal’s challenges are structural and psychological. The structural challenges involve getting aid into a landscape that is both magnificent and daunting. The psychological challenge is to overcome the fear that earthquakes bring – the fear that the very ground you stand on can’t june 15 | PRIMOLIFE




be trusted. Nepal sits at the meeting point of the Eurasian and Indian tectonic plates. It was those massive forces of nature that created the Himalayas, but it brings earthquakes. The last big one, claiming a similar number of deaths, was in 1934. For the past 20 years, Nepalese have been dreading the next “big one” and they don’t know whether or not this was it. GM How does the Nepal crisis compare to other world disasters that you may have witnessed in your role at World Vision? TC Every disaster – and I have seen many terrible disasters – is different, but Nepal is certainly among the most challenging for all the reasons I have spoken about. Arriving in Kathmandu after the earthquake was an assault on the senses. One of the first things I saw was smoke rising from the banks of the Bagmati River, which is considered holy by both Hindus and Buddhists, where mass cremations were taking place and the ashes scattered in the water. GM Has the news that the airport is unable to receive large cargo airplanes set back the World Vision relief effort? TC Nepal’s government appealed to the


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international community for help, but for many long, precious days help could not get in through the small funnel of the Kathmandu airport and when it did get through the government’s coordination was not good. It was heartbreaking to hear people ask, “Where is the help? When is help coming?” If you can’t trust the very ground you are standing on and relief is not getting through you are in the worst of all worlds. GM Is there a sense of camaraderie between the various aid organisations to pull together in situations like these? TC Aid agencies do pull together during disasters. In any emergency response, the first thing that happens is a coordination meeting, made up of government authorities, the UN, and in-country lead agencies that determine areas of responsibility, including water, sanitation and hygiene; food; education; child protection and logistics, with some variations according to the nature of the emergency. This coordination maximises our effectiveness. At a personal level, there is a high level of camaraderie, based on a common purpose.

A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday April 25, near its capital, Kathmandu, followed by a 7.3 earthquake on May 12. • As of May 15, there were more than 8,604 deaths (more than 8,000 in the April 25 earthquake and 96 on May 12), with 16,808 people reported as injured. A further 17 people died in neighbouring India and one in Chinese Tibet following the May 12 earthquake. • Nepal has a population of almost 29 million. It is one of the poorest and least developed countries in the world, ranked 177 of 195 countries (gross domestic product per capita). • Nepal’s government said that 31 of the country’s 75 districts were affected; more than 2 million people live in the 11 most severely affected districts and more than 3.5 million people are in need of food assistance. • According to Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs 288,798 houses are reported as fully destroyed and 254,112 partially destroyed. Four of the nine world heritage sites in the Kathmandu Valley have been massively damaged. • The US Geological Survey estimated that the economic losses from the earthquakes will be between US$1 billion and US$10 billion. • The Australian Government has pledged $20 million. Aid agencies have been highly critical of Australian Government cuts to foreign aid of more than $11 billion over the past two years, saying Australia now gives only 21 cents per $100 compared to the international standard of 70 cents per $100.

I am completely shattered that the Australian Government has made such savage cuts to the foreign aid budget. Those cuts will have a direct impact on the most desperately poor people in the world. GM What would you say to people who may be contemplating heading to Nepal to help with the aid distribution effort? TC The best way people can help is by donating. After a disaster, aid agencies respond with trained, experienced, technical specialists. While we understand the desire to help, well-meaning individuals often pose a risk to themselves and others and complicate the vital task of good coordination. World Vision prepares for emergencies well in advance, with humanitarian relief goods, meeting international standards, pre-positioned in warehouses around the world for rapid dispatch. Strong knowledge of the communities in which we work is also critical during emergencies. GM What makes World Vision special – and what are you most proud of in terms of your role to date at the charity? TC For me, it is about hope and bringing hope to people who would otherwise have

none. It’s about the hundreds of thousands of children who have benefited from the generosity of our child sponsors, or the maternity hospital in Uganda that wouldn’t be there except for World Vision, or the work we did to help rebuild communities in Aceh and Sri Lanka that were devastated by the Boxing Day tsunami. I was still in my first year as CEO of World Vision when the tsunami struck and I have carried those images of death, of destruction, of utter loss and confusion with me ever since. But going back last year, 10 years later, it was inspiring to see that what we did then has stood the test of time. GM When the dust has settled in Nepal, how does World Vision plan on being involved with the country, and what was its involvement before the earthquake? TC World Vision started its development and relief work in Nepal in 1982, working with local groups, and started long-term development work in 2001. From 2002 to

2015, World Vision International Nepal’s (WVIN) work has directly benefited more than 1 million people, including about 600,000 children. Our initiatives have helped to strengthen communities, with a focus on maternal and child health, education, child protection, water, sanitation and hygiene. Our commitment to Nepal is long-term. GM What other major projects is World Vision involved in over the next year? TC World Vision Australia operates in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, Latin America

and the Caribbean, and the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Our work ranges from child protection to disaster response. Next year, we will celebrate our 50th anniversary at World Vision Australia. It will be a time to reflect and to recommit ourselves to our core mission, which is to engage people to eliminate poverty and its causes. GM Does it ever get you down that there is such a continuing need for charitable donations globally when there’s so much wealth in the world? How do you keep optimistic in the face of such overwhelming chaos and despair? What keeps you focused and upbeat about the task in hand? TC The level of need in the world can be overwhelming, but we have also played a part in one of the great success stories of our time. In the past 20 years we’ve been part of an international effort that has halved the number of people living in extreme poverty. We have helped to make the world a fairer place for all, and that’s something we can be very proud of. Over the past 10 years that I’ve been at World Vision, it’s extraordinary the difference that we’ve made. We have projects in health, education, and clean water that give extraordinary hope to people who have great promise and potential, but are trapped in poverty. I’ve certainly wondered if I have been adequate to the task when you see people who are desperate and you are their voice, their mouthpiece and you get on a plane and leave, while they are trapped by poverty, often in just terrible circumstances. I have been driven, I suppose, by one central burning question: Why is the world structured this way and does it need to be? Can there be justice for people who missed out, who were just thrown up on the wrong stage of life? I think when people give to World Vision, they are saying, ‘I want to get to the real essence of life, I want to get to the marrow of what it’s about, I want a better story to tell about myself, I want to tell my kids that life is actually giving and being generous, not climbing and standing on the shoulders of others’. I think World Vision’s work does that for many who support us.You can make a difference. PL To donate to World Vision you can call 13 32 40 or visit to donate to the PRIMOLife/World Vision appeal for Nepal. june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


Drisana's diary


It’s been a momentous month for me with a birthday, an unforgettable holiday and a very special proposal.

TODAY WAS MY birthday and I turned the ripe young age of 22! I was already in Sydney for work commitments and Sydney luckily, my partner, Braam, was able to join me on the 26th to celebrate my big day together. We went to an event hosted by Deaf Society New South Wales to bid farewell to the former CEO who had retired. Then it was off to enjoy a Vietnamese lunch with a couple of friends before we went out to have Mexican for dinner where the staff surprised me with some free birthday drinks. We went to Messina across the road to try out their fantastic gluten and dairy-free sorbet, salted coconut and mango salsa, which was absolutely amazing and to die for. Another plus, I got that sorbet for free when the lovely lady behind the counter realised it was my birthday. Such a great day and night to celebrate turning 22 years old surrounded by friends and family.   BACK IN SYDNEY MARCH again to attend an event organised by the National Australia Day Council to Sydney thank all the sponsors of the Australia Day Awards. We went to the same venue L’Aqua - as we did on Australia Day when the four Australia Day Award recipients flew to Sydney from Canberra to celebrate and MARCH




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watch the Australia Day fireworks in the Darling Harbour. A great number of people turned out including the National Australia Day chairman, Ben Roberts-Smith, who is so lovely and one of the friendliest people you will ever meet. The sponsors’ representatives came out and we gifted them all with a frame that included an Australian Post stamp sheet of the four Australia Day recipients with our signature and a photo of the four recipients in Canberra with their award trophy. It was such a lovely opportunity to thank the sponsors for supporting such an amazing and prestigious award, recognising Australians who contribute so much to our society for the greater good. BRAAM AND I jetted off to Bali for a 10-day escape, staying in three towns - Seminyak, Ubud Bali and Kuta. We wanted to explore as much of Bali as we could so we booked a Deaf Bali tour guide, Wahyu. This was fantastic as we were able to communicate via sign language and have full access to information about the history and culture associated with the places we visited. Braam had organised a special day out and wouldn’t tell me one thing about it so I just had to go along with it. We were picked up by a van for an hour to the awardwinning AYANA Resort and Spa, located on 90 hectares of cliff-top land perched APRIL


above Jimbaran Bay. We spent the morning sipping refreshing cold ginger tea before hopping into the Aquatonic Pool. Thanks to its floating effects, we were able to effortlessly exercise our way through 12 hydromassage stations containing over 60 individual therapeutic jet streams, microbubbles and geysers to rehabilitate injured muscles, to relieve stress and for relaxation. It was such a surreal experience to try out the Aquatonic Pool especially with the very beautiful view of the ocean in front of us. We then got into our robes and had a very delicious, healthy and nutritious lunch before starting our two and a half hours of Blissful Love Bali Spa Package, which included a soothing foot wash to revive our tired feet, a full body scrub to restore our youthful shine followed by a flower bath and body massage which left us relaxed and feeling peaceful before finishing off with a facial leaving us both feeling refreshed. We got dressed and headed out to the Rock Bar, perched on top of a cliff with perfect view of the ocean and shared a lovely cocktail together while watching the sun sink down towards the horizon. The staff took us to our table for dinner and after walking endless flights of stairs much to my surprised I was greeted with a single table and two chairs with never-ending candles everywhere. There was a love heart made from rose petals and on the table a beautiful bouquet of roses. Since I am gluten-free and dairyfree, dining out can sometimes be a hassle, so I asked the waiter to let me know what my options were. He brought me a menu which said ‘Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free’ on the cover - you cannot imagine my excitement as it’s not very often a restaurant is able to cater to your needs. When I opened the first page, it had a list of drinks, the next page had a fourcourse set meal and, as I turned the next page, it was a photo of Braam and I when we first met in 2011. The book contained photos of our journey together over the past four years ending with the last page that had snapshots of me saying ‘we can get married’ from my video package shown at the Australian of the Year Awards. Braam explained that none of the languages, Auslan, South African Sign Language, English and Afrikaans, could express his love for me. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said YES of course! It’s been an amazing journey for us over the past four years and I look forward to many decades together with my darling Braam. PL

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Wes Carr Singer-songwriter Wes Carr’s collection of Favourite Things brings together everything that is sacred in his life. His music, his writing, his family, and his connection with George Harrison that Wes says opened his eyes to transcendental meditation – a practice which has changed his life. Wes will celebrate Harrison's life and influence with a national tour of his live show, Here Comes the Sun, playing at the Ellington Jazz Club here in Perth on July 10 and 11. Visit for ticket information. Images by KATE DISHER-QUILL.

INSTRUMENTS This is my Fender uekele - the uke is a great travel companion and one of the best tools to write a quick tune on to make you feel happy. Many a great song has been written firstly on it. Everybody who plays the uke always leaves feeling a little bit happier. It can make you laugh and cry. It’s a special instrument. One of my other treasures is a Gibson, handmade in 1956. Even the mechanics inside are handmade from back in the 1950s before they started with machines. Straight through a vintage amplifier, this is the real way an electric guitar should sound. It’s like a good vinyl record player in the guitar world. I’ll hand it down to Willow, my son, one day and he will probably be able to buy a house with it.

BUDDHA STATUE This was my late nan’s. She had it near the kettle in the kitchen and she used to rub its tummy and say it reminded her of me as a baby - the cheeky grin, wide smile and dopey eyes. Well, now it reminds me of her. She was very ahead of her time for her age - she loved just enjoying life and she had a very anchoring effect for me in times of turmoil growing up. It represents a lot of things for me, that little Buddha. I put it on the mantelpiece in my hotel rooms alongside Krishna and Ganesh. It’s a wonderful reminder of life.


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GOPRO CAMERA I really like to document things on tour so I can keep those memories and this little camera is so handy because it fits in my pocket. I like taking photos of the crowd while I’m on stage or of people after the gig and I tie it to something on stage and leave it running on video while I’m playing.

PHOTO This is me and my little man Willow Harrison Carr. He’s two and a half going on 25. Having a baby puts everything into perspective, I think. You really get to know yourself and realise there’s no time to waste. You need to know who you are, what you want to do and set an example. I’m away from him a lot because of being on tour which sucks in a lot of ways but then I think it’s something that one day he’ll turn around and say that it’s cool that his dad did what he wanted in life. This photo represents our relationship and I take it everywhere. It’s pretty awesome.


BUFFALO HEAD About two years ago I released an album called Roadtrip Confessions under the name Buffalo Tales. It was an acoustic side project that I didn’t really want to release under the Wes Carr name. It included songs right from when I was about 12 years old up to now. It’s got a real underground following. Anyway, that year for my birthday my friends gave me this buffalo head as a reminder of that time in life and, as George Harrison said, ‘all things must pass’.

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LEATHER JOURNAL This is something that will become special to me. It’s the journal I’ve bought ready for my first trip to India in October this year. It’s where I’ll write all my thoughts, songs and poetry when I’m there and I’ll invite other people to write stuff in it too. Most people use laptops or tablets these days but I think a journal is so much more personal. It’s got a different energy to it than a laptop. So it’s fairly new right now but it’s ready for a trip to the Motherland, I guess.

GUITAR PICK WALLET This is a little zipped leather wallet that I keep my guitar picks in because I always need a few backups. Every time you drop a pick you never find it again, it’s like it disappears into another dimension. So I keep this in my pocket so I always have one when I need one.

CANDLE When you’re touring, you’re always in different hotels all the time and it can feel quite stale sometimes, like someone else slept in there last night and nowhere feels like home. These Songbird candles are my favourite and make the place smell like home. They are made and hand poured by a local Melbourne lady - they’re all 100 per cent soy with essential oils, free from any nasties and smell absolutely beautiful.

HARMONICA This is a Hohner Blues Harp harmonica. When you’re on tour, anything like a harmonica or a ukulele are great for writing songs or just playing music on the road. I love writing a song to include a harmonica as it breaks up the song and makes it become a different thing all together. It brings out a lot of feeling.

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Why does cortisol increase weight in this area? When you are stressed, your body overproduces the hormone cortisol. As a result, your body holds on to fat. Since there are more cortisol receptors in the abdomen, when we are stressed, the body tends to hold onto fat in this area. This unhealthy visceral fat (the fat surrounding your internal organs), can also increase inflammation and insulin resistance in the body, further increasing body fat and creating a vicious cycle of fat production throughout the whole body. The risk of developing adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue as a result is also increased.



It can be hard to tackle those hard-to-shift pockets of fat and blubber but don’t throw in the towel. Sally Matterson, author of Healthy Body, has some tips to help you turn your shape around by rebalancing your hormones.

ARE YOU FOLLOWING a fat loss eating plan? Are you training regularly? Still unable to shred those stubborn areas of body fat? If you answered yes to all of the above there is a possibility you are dealing with a hormonal imbalance in the body. When this occurs it is almost impossible for that last area of fat to melt away unless we approach it in a more scientific way. There are three key areas the body stores fat and the good news is that there are solutions to getting rid of it.


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JELLY BELLY FAT Hormone responsible: cortisol Cortisol is a hormone released by the cortex (the outer portion) of the adrenal gland when a person is under stress. It can be so destructive that cortisol levels are now considered a biological marker of suicide risk. Excessive or continously high levels of cortisol contribute greatly to body-fat storage around the navel area

Solution Stress less! Focus on adopting regular sleeping patterns, taking up light activities, meditating, connecting with others and new activities or professional help if required. If stress is unavoidable, try supplementing with magnesium. Taken in the evening, this will act as a cortisol blocker and help relax the body, relieving anxiety, too. I suggest starting with a modest dose of 300 to 600mg a day, increasing up to 4,000mg a day if symptoms of stress and sleeplessness are still present. LOVE HANDLES AND/OR BACK FAT Hormone responsible: insulin A major fuel-regulating hormone, insulin is secreted into the blood from the pancreas. Its function is to store and transport energy from carbohydrates (in the form of glucose) to the muscles for energy. Why does insulin increase weight in this area? Unfortunately, when we consume too many carbs we produce too much insulin, which, rather than being used for energy gets stored as fat. Over time, this can cause insulin resistance, which means the body cannot tolerate carbs anymore. This is often reflected physically in fat distribution on the shoulder blades and the top of the hips, otherwise known as love handles. Shoulder blade skinfold thickness is also directly associated with carbohydrate intolerance and research suggests that fat in this area may, in some cases, help identify risk of type 2 diabetes in pre-menopausal women. Solution Once the body becomes insulin resistant, it goes into a meltdown. This can be corrected

by controlling carbohydrate intake in the diet and taking EPA-dominant, pharmaceuticalgrade omega-3 fish oil, both of which can help increase your insulin sensitivity. In short, you will produce less insulin and when you do eat carbs, they will be used the way they should be – for energy. PEAR-SHAPED BODY AND/OR JELLY LEGS Hormone responsible: oestrogen Yes, a pear-shaped body is beautiful and feminine – and sometimes this is our natural shape – but sometimes we can have too much of a good thing. Same with jelly legs. Enough said. Why does oestrogen increase weight in this area? An imbalance in oestrogen levels can be caused by many different factors and will be specific to your lifestyle and age. However, one main cause that affects many women is the presence of xenoestrogens (or what we call oestrogen mimickers) from our environment (found in plastics, pesticides and parabens). These mimickers can latch on to existing receptors, which are predominantly found in the lower half of the body, causing fat to be stored in this area.

load on the body by: • using glass or ceramic instead of plastic to eat or drink from • choosing paraben-free products (check the ingredients list on your cosmetics, food products and pharmaceuticals) • buying organic fruit and veggies • washing produce thoroughly with water. The kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract are all responsible for detoxing foreign oestrogens from the body so it is important that they function well. To speed up the detoxification process and clean out trouble spots: • ensure you drink lots of water • increase your intake of cruciferous veggies containing sulforaphane and indoles (such as kale, brussels sprouts, spinach and cabbage).


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Solution To rid excess oestrogen from the body and in turn lean out your legs, try to avoid or minimise the toxins or oestrogen mimickers from entering your body while getting your body efficient at detoxing through the use of supplementation. To reduce the effect of xenoestrogens from the environment, try to limit the toxic

We can also reduce the load on the body from xenoestrogens by supplementing our diet with: • a pharmaceutical-grade multivitamin containing zinc and B-vitamins - to help metabolise foreign oestrogens from the body, particularly from the liver and kidneys. • a probiotic and digestion support or HCL (hydrochloric acid, see below) - to support the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and help excrete oestrogens from the intestine. • flaxseed lignans – a good, plant-based

oestrogen, flaxseed can bind to oestrogen receptor sites before the nasty ones get there, inhibiting further production. Sometimes fat loss is more than just about diet and exercise. Once you understand the hormones governing your body and how to control them you will start to become the master of your physique. PL Sally Matterson is a renowned personal trainer, biosignature practitioner and author of the new book, Healthy Body (Rockpool Publishing $24.99),  now available at good book stores and online at     june 15 | PRIMOLIFE





Revive and restore your health and wellbeing in five-star style in WA’s South West this June at a luxury retreat near Yallingup. IF SUMMER HAS left you craving some me time, then here’s just the thing. The Revive Weight Loss Retreat, run by personal trainer Katie Carmichael and health coach Sarah Breheny, is designed for men and women to get through winter and into summer with a smile on their face and a balanced body. From Friday June 19 to Tuesday June 22, retreat participants will enjoy the luxury of Smiths Beach Resort,Yallingup, with fantastic food - including meals prepared by Kate Lamont from Lamont's Restaurant and activities including indoor and outdoor fitness sessions, yoga, pilates, stand-up


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paddleboarding, meditation, nutrition talks, cooking demos and more. It’s more than just a lovely place to unwind and refocus, however, guests can expect to see change, says Sarah. “They will learn how to bring back balance to their lives, to find health and achieve weight loss that lasts the long term. What makes our retreat different from others is we look at the whole picture - mind, body and soul in a relaxed, nurturing environment.” As well as some transformational experiences, guests will be learning how to balance and prepare meals without dieting, deprivation, calorie counting or sweating

countless hours at the gym. “There will be a step-by-step guide with recipes, cooking classes and a whole lot more to create the lean, toned body they have been longing for,” says Sarah. “We hope guests will walk away feeling empowered with a whole lot of new information. They will feel inspired and encouraged to continue with their goals and bring back lasting health and weight loss. We also offer ongoing support so we will be checking in once they are home to make sure they are staying on the right path.” So what to expect during the five-day retreat?

A traditional butcher shop with a difference “A typical day at the retreat usually starts with an early morning walk. As we are staying right on the beach we will make the most of the spectacular views and see the sunrise,” says Sarah. “After breakfast every day at Lamont's where Kate Lamont and her team will prepare a healthy, delicious menu, we have numerous activities planned through the week including Ngilgi Cave, Cape to Cape walking trail, yoga, pilates, cooking class. Guests can even have a go at surfing and yes, there is some relaxation of course - every guest will enjoy a massage during the retreat.” Dinner will also be at Lamont’s restaurant and most evenings we will finish up the day with a relaxing meditation. The retreat is designed to bring back balance through nourishment, getting back into shape, ditching the diet, breaking bad eating habits and kick-starting a new healthy life. Katie and Sarah have a wealth of knowledge between them and

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understand what it takes to create optimum health and wellbeing. Katie runs a personal training studio in Dunsborough and has been in the fitness industry for 13 years, working around Australia and overseas training everyone from Crocodile Dundee star Linda Kowslowski to Saudi Arabian sheikhs. Sarah is a certified health coach, writer, speaker and fitness instructor. She has studied at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York and her mission is to empower women in health, love and happiness. PL The Revive Weight Loss Retreat is an all-inclusive package of accommodation, meals, fitness sessions and activities. Packages without accommodation are also available. For more information visit or contact Katie on 9759 1976 or email

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Ex-political advisor Adam Collins revisits Canberra in the middle of Budget Week and finds a confident city poised to steal the crown as best little capital in the world.

BILL BRYSON’S CRITIQUE of Canberra always stuck with me before I moved there. “Why wait for death?” was the provocative American author’s scorching summing up of our nation’s capital when visiting for his 2000 Australian travel bestseller Down Under. Derision is commonplace, and always has been through the city’s now century-long existence. A territory born of compromise: not Sydney, nor Melbourne, somewhere vaguely between the two, built in-land, no less. On paper, a tough sell.


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Traditionally, a mooted visit to the ACT is met with a gag about roundabouts, for which the meticulously planned city is renowned. Yet, hidden in plain view under the watch of Australia’s most powerful decision makers, Canberra has evolved into one of our country’s foremost culture havens.   Indeed, it’s the most livable city in the world according to the New York Times. How did that happen, exactly? I went back for a weekend to find out. Canberra is a city disproportionately driven by specific points on the calendar.

People come here, do what they came for, and go home. In keeping with this, there’s no bigger landmark on the Canberra diary than the second Tuesday in May when the Federal Budget is handed down. It made my choice of when to return an easy one. In transit I drifted off to thinking about my Budget Days past. I worked five of them, three in the political trenches with the guy charged with handing them down, former Treasurer Wayne Swan. I remember brutal, nervous days leading

up to the announcement, words on computer screens losing all meaning. Often I fell asleep at my desk after meeting brutal deadlines. But I also remember Parliament House the biggest building by square metre in the land – abuzz.  This was a night when the joint really heaves. This year, “election budget” was the consensus from experts in the lock-up, a unique Australian press institution in which hacks across the land are literally locked away for hours before the Treasurer’s address and given prior access to the upcoming Budget by nervous Government workers tasked with preventing any pre-speech leaks. Once their copy is filed, however, good Fourth Estate practice is for those who have been reporting on the Budget to return to their tribes to eat and drink, heavily. For News Corp, it is to the Turkish mainstay Ottoman, regularly gonged as Canberra’s best. Fairfax correspondents tuck in at Portia’s Place, named

run into one of our old chiefs of staff. This is the intimacy Canberra’s sub-400,000 population still affords, and it’s welcome. Meanwhile, the Coalition’s brawlers file into the Kennedy Room, running along the southern-side of Kingston’s Green Square. A couple of likely types join me there upon realisation it is the last bar still open, and it

after the iconic, charismatic owner who has dominated the local Chinese food scene since the mid-90s. As the weary political functionaries themselves emerge, custom is to descend down the south side of the building towards the heart of South Canberra’s nightlife nexus: Kingston and Manuka. For the Labor flock, it’s off to Public, which reinvigorated the strip upon its opening in 2012. Spacious, plenty of craft beers, affordable nosh, it ticks boxes. I meet my old boss there for a beer and

is still going at a rapid clip. Politicos were complemented there in force by what one disgruntled Canberra reporter described on social media as the “self important spivs” from interstate, who take the place by storm for the day.  He had a point, so I realised it was a good time to call it a night. The Kingston Foreshore development began when the ACT Government started selling off the land a decade ago. My time living there saw of plenty of cranes, but not many coffees. Conveniently located, and

new, but altogether a bit soulless. I was floored to see its progression in less than two years since my departure when I gingerly wandered down the morning after the night before.The waterfront strip running from the far end of Giles Street contains at least a dozen eateries, back to back. On recommendation, I pulled up outside at Local Press café. Canberra is notoriously expensive, so I was braced to part with $30 for breakfast, a juice and a coffee. Still,  when the baked chilli arrived, stacked with guacamole, jalapenos and cottage cheese (passions colliding), it was worth it. If you’re a bit of a hotel review fiend (guilty) it’s always slightly exciting to visit the top of the pops for a given city. For Canberra, that’s the East Hotel in Kingston, which has sat atop the Trip Advisor ratings since its 2012 arrival. CLASS ACT The nation's capital has copped some criticism over the years for being boring - but that's all changing thanks to some of the coolest bars, restaurants and hotels in Australia now open and ready for business.

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CITY SLICKERS East Hotel is a wonderful spot, perfectly positioned in the newly hip part of town, with the nearby Ox Eatery providing top of the range cuisine for residents and visitors alike.

It’s the most livable city in the world according to The New York Times. How did that happen exactly? I went back for a weekend to find out. thrown in too - handy for unencumbered views of Mt Ainslie and Red Hill. Apartments up the ante further, double the size of the studios with a full kitchen, including an oven, an in-built laundry, dining table, fold-out couch and provision to expand into a studio next door if the kids are in tow. Yet the rooms themselves, delightfully modern, well-accessoried and generously sized as they are, only start to tell the story of East’s success. As general manager Todd Handy says, it’s East’s ability to give “something different, not a cookie cutter approach” that wins rave praise from their diverse client-base. Take the corporate meeting and conference facilities, of which there are many.  The ‘HQ’ room includes a full air-hockey set-up with shelves of books. What better place for the Australian Day Council to have


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decided on their 2013 Australian of the Year? Or the vinyl room, that surrounds the boardroom with artwork of classic LPs and an actual record player that management have already replaced on account of how often it gets used. Want a private room for a pig on a spit? They’ll do that for you in there too. Adjoining the lobby is the Ox Eatery, which isn’t owned by East but operates with it hand-in-hand. Tom, his second-incharge Dion Bisa and I settle into a couple of tasting plates of olives and chorizo, then chilli prawns, while the wine list briefly hits our table. Only very briefly, as Tom clearly knows his way around it. The roast chicken isn’t far away, cooked in herbs that you have to be disciplined not to lick off your fingers. Dion, a psychologist before entering the hotel caper, is adamant that East’s secret

weapon is the investment in their main asset - their people. “A lot of the staff were in hard hats and high-vis vests when we opened, so they have ownership over it. It’s their hotel too, and I think that’s a rare thing,” she says. Linking this to the hotel’s practically blemish-free record as far as Trip Advisor and similar sites are concerned, she adds: “That’s probably why we get so many reviews . . . because our customer service is so friendly, the staff are happy, we value them, and that makes such a difference.” A favourite of senior politicians of both persuasions, Tom is careful not to reveal his regulars (“we don’t kiss and tell”), but cites the importance of regular long-stay fly-infly-out visitors to his business model. Next for East is the development of a ground-floor Italian-themed wine bar, designed to corner a market not yet tapped in this part of the city.  A vastly underrated benefit of residing in Canberra is free access to a swathe of national collections – the gallery, museum, portrait gallery and war memorial to name but a few.  I was grateful my visit coincided with

the final weeks of the six-month James Thurrell exhibition at the National Gallery. As a touring collecting from the USA it came with a fee ($25), but the light and space experience was as powerful as any artwork I’ve enjoyed. Be quick if you want to see it though, it’s not there for very much longer. When I first landed in Canberra in 2007 it was borderline sacrilegious to ‘cross the bridge’ to the ‘Northside’. How radically opinions have shifted. Braddon’s Lonsdale Street, just outside the formal central business district (or ‘Civic’ as it’s known) is a concentrated strip of top-shelf dining hard to go past anywhere in the country. Once a busy but fairly nondescript Main Street, it’s now the definitive hub of Canberra’s best new eateries. In keeping with the idea of pushing those boundaries, I spread dinner out over three new and innovative restaurants. Elk and Pea is more commonly known for its breakfast, but increasingly for its after-dark ‘zesty Mexican’ offerings, too. My crispy chicken taco was covered with just the right amount of coleslaw and honey that made me justify a chocolate milkshake to wash it down. Unorthodox but effective. Next stop: eightysix. Earning a hat in

the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide on only its second attempt, the new face of Lonsdale Street has pluck to burn. Confident, young, attentive staff tell you quickly how it is, and don’t hesitate to take control. Their menu is plastered all over the walls and progressively rubbed off as dishes exhaust. A pal and I indulge in the duck buns with chilli, a highlight of the night. Salmon and kangaroo follow, in a full and nourishing experience. The irresistible smell in also-new Blackfire drew us in for one final nibble, splitting the handkerchief pasta with suckling lamb shoulder. Despite being relatively full on arrival, we could have eaten it for days. It was only when I considered that Lonsdale Street’s outstanding staple Italian and Sons didn’t get a look in that the depth of Braddon’s offering really hit home. If I had my time again, I’d be living Northside. Coming full circle, I dropped in to see some politician mates at the Kingston Hotel, welcoming the arrival of a new baby in the customary fashion over a couple of beers. No piece about Canberra would be complete without reference to the mighty ‘Kingo’. As the East management revealed

to me, they’ve hosted diplomats from the US who swear that the tradition of cooking one’s own steak on the grill there is an institution known even in the halls of the White House. Who would doubt it. For good reason, ACT’s Chief Minister Andrew Barr is ambitious about Canberra’s future. “Lonely Planet said that Wellington is the ‘Coolest little capital in the World’. I have no hesitation in saying this is a title I would quite like to steal from our friends across the ditch,” he says. While it may still be a city where truth and bullsh*t intersect in corridors of power, our capital is also our best-kept secret. PL


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MAGIC PLAN PLANNING ON EMBARKING on some renovations this month? Then download MagicPlan - it’s the app that helps you create indoor maps identical to your home. With MagicPlan there’s no need for expertise, drawing or a reshuffle of your home furniture. Sketching is faster and more accurate with each room recorded in under a minute each. You can design your own floorplans simply by taking pictures of a particular room on your smartphone camera. Stand in the middle of each room and circle around, making note of each corner and doorway of the room. The app measures the room and then draws a floorplan to scale for you . If you’re not ready to throw away the measuring tape just yet, you can draw your own floorplan and place objects, annotations and attributes.. Within the app you are able to customise the plan. You can display selected room dimensions, label rooms, select the level of detail and layout for each room, include your


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Let’s face the facts - if the phone’s stopped ringing and your home just won’t sell, it’s time to bring in the experts. SO YOUR 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. Here come insights from the Perth Style Co. into the slower property market Perth sellers are currently facing, and why your home may be taking longer 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. As you may have read in our last issue … 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 score card, 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 pre-sale consultation 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-inhand 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.  PL If you would like more information about Perth Style Co. Presale Consultations contact Sara or Kaitlin today. June 15 | PRIMOLIFE




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CHANGES FOR THE BETTER After a shaky start, Colleen Sheehan had a wonderful time at the Perth Garden Festival, the perfect introduction to garden challenges for the months ahead.


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GREEN THUMBS ALWAYS get excited when autumn arrives. The soil is cooler, and it’s time to start re-arranging the garden for spring and summer. So where better to get new ideas, see plants of all shapes, sizes and colour than a garden show in your own town? Having said that, it was with great trepidation that exhibitors and visitors alike went to the new venue to see the previously named Garden Week at McCallum Park in Victoria Park last month. The new organisers launched the event last year under a new name - the Perth Garden Festival. It was the 22nd year at Perry Lakes and, with a new name and new organisers, it was, in the opinion of many, a failure. Almost right away it was clear that something had gone awry. Some exhibitors and almost all visitors were critical of the newly designed site

layout: parking was too far away, there was a lack of nurseries and garden displays, and to add insult to injury, visitors were slugged with a higher entry price. The signage was inadequate and unclear and there were queues of frustrated and confused people trying to work out where to go. Disappointed, angry visitors leaving the event were telling those entering to not waste their money, as there was nothing fresh or inspirational inside. People were scathing of it on social media, not afraid of making their discontent heard via Facebook and Twitter. But to the credit of the organisers Corporate Sports Australia - they listened and made huge changes for the better for the 2015 event. The new venue is a great improvement on Perry Lakes. The ground at McCallum Park is grassed and flat, easy to walk on and not dusty and hot. While Perry Lakes has many magnificent shady trees throughout, the lake is dry, and has been for a long time. McCallum Park has fewer trees so a massive shady area covering tables and chairs was a welcome relief to rest and eat under. The stunning backdrop of the picturesque Swan River provided cool breezes for many and close on-site parking together with easy access to public transport had people making positive comments about the change of venue. There was a range of complimentary sites available on application to nurseries and garden displays. This was a generous offer allowing smaller nurseries to attend,  which many of us had never seen before. And what about the exhibits? Brilliant

and inspirational - precisely what us green thumbs want. After our long hot summers of mostly supporting our plants to survive with

mulching and watering, we want to plant again, ge t fresh ideas and come home excited about the new plants we’ve bought, itching to get them in the ground and add

some vibrancy to our tired garden. Something that will buck up the garden and ourselves - and that’s just what the 2015 Perth Garden Festival delivered. This year there were 137 exhibitors, 30 nurseries/garden displays (compared with 10 including seed exhibitors last year). The visitor numbers were up by approximately 3,000, with the unofficial count being around 19,000 tickets through the gate. First-time exhibitors spoke of great sales and doing productive business with other exhibitors, in fact exceeding their expectations. As a seasoned exhibitor of the old version of Garden Week, and now the Perth Garden Festival, we’re thrilled with Corporate Sports Australia. As promised, they are setting the standards for Western Australia’s longest running, and most prestigious, garden, landscape and outdoors living event; to be bursting with colour, innovation and plant displays. Just the thing to get us planning with inspiration for autumn. PL Visit for details of the services Colleen and her team can provide. 


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MARINA MAGIC Mindarie’s Marina is the perfect spot in Perth’s northern suburbs to enjoy a glamorous ocean-based lifestyle with all the trimmings and now there’s the chance to buy a slice of this enviable location - but you’d better be quick. There are only seven apartments left to fulfil this particular dream move. THE RECENTLY COMPLETED $28 million Marina Oceanside Apartments complex is a rare thing indeed. Constructed right on the busy marina’s edge, the fivelevel, six-star development by Stirling Capital offers a chance for residents to enjoy all the benefits of living on the waterfront in one of the northern suburb’s most exclusive enclaves. Just seven apartments remain on offer in The Marina Oceanside Apartments, a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments beautifully designed by award-winning firm McDonald Jones Architects to make the most of the development’s prime location. Step outside and you’ll find all the glamour of the yachting set right on your doorstep with access to fully-serviced boat pens housing pleasure boats and high-speed fishing craft ready to whisk their owners out onto the Indian Ocean. Nearby there’s a popular range of cafés, an award-winning micro brewery and restaurants including the top of the range Mindarie Mindarie Hotel, a popular venue


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for weddings and other events. The stunning expanse of Clayton Beach is within walking distance too of the Marina, the perfect spot for a picnic or surf on the well-known local point break. Prestigious private schools are nearby in Mindarie itself, as well as

well-respected public primary and high schools. The newly expanded shopping hub at Ocean Keys is also close by and includes a range of supermarkets, retail stores and food outlets. The Marina is only 8km from Joondalup City Centre and offers easy


access to the freeway and Clarkson train station for a quick ride into Perth’s CBD for work or pleasure. Night and day, the Marina is a hub of activity, with the eternal rhythm of the seasons and the ocean a wonderful backdrop to living in this prized location. Multi-million dollar homes surround the marina, while just beyond the seawall, the vast expanse of the azure ocean draws the eye to the endless horizon. The apartments have been created to reflect the location’s sensational appeal, with high quality fittings throughout. Balconies encourage residents to enjoy the

balmy summer nights while the interiors are designed for modern living; functional, quality kitchens with European appliances and stone kitchen bench tops, double vanities in the ensuite bathrooms and timber floors through the living areas with carpets in the bedrooms. There’s a useful secure and spacious lock-up and leave storeroom as well as laundry and washing facilities in each apartment. It’s the ideal location for those looking for a hassle-free base - perhaps a pied à terre for visiting family and friends, or the perfect investment opportunity in an area that never goes out of style. PL

Night and day, the Marina is a hub of activity, with the eternal rhythm of the seasons and the ocean a wonderful backdrop to living in this prized location

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• Six one-bedroom apartments, with one bathroom

and one and two car bays and one two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment with two car bays. Features include:

• Large balconies for entertaining or enjoying a mug of cocoa in winter, or a glass of something cold in the summer;

• Secure and spacious lock-up and leave storerooms for fishing gear and other larger items;

Split system air conditioning in living and bedroom areas;

• Double glass front built-in robes in bedrooms; • Modern kitchen with European appliances and stone kitchen bench tops;

• Double vanities in en-suite bathrooms; • Modern practical laundry and washing facilities; • Priced from $399,000 (1 bed, 1 bath) to $545,000 (2 bed, 2 bath).

Call Sharon Botha, Peard Mindarie office on 0409 309 106 or (08) 9400 1556 for a viewing today or visit for details.

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Fire & Ice

Use the wintery weather as your inspiration for decorating this month - Dulux has plenty to inspire with their new collection of ice-cool hues.

ICY LANDSCAPES AND deep, dark forests will inspire our interiors this winter with touches of warm, pale blonde timbers and plenty of texture added to create an inviting space. Putting it in terms of HBO’s smash hit, if Game of Thrones' northern stronghold of Winterfell was a pot of paint, you can bet that Dulux would be behind it. It’s the seasonal forecast from leading paint company Dulux, which predicts the growing popularity of neutrals, partnered with inky blues and earthy grey beiges, such as Dulux Blue Ash, Powdered Gum and Mirage Blue, all from its moody-inspired Wildland palette will dominate. Dulux’s Andrea Lucena-Orr says the Wildland palette is all about creating warmth through texture. “Homeowners might choose deeper shades in dark, earthy colours, such as Dulux Western Myall, with focal points in


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warmer hues and lighter tones to create a beautiful space. “Integrating furnishings in natural timbers and soft fabrics such as fur and wool, juxtaposes the brooding colours, which adds that element of comfort to the space. “Introducing a subtle neutral, such as Dulux Purri Sticks, schemed alongside a moody blue, can change the feel of your space and can create a very sedate and tranquil atmosphere.” It’s worth remembering that a fresh coat of paint is a simple and inexpensive way to add colour and personality, achieving a place where you feel comfortable, inspired and happy. “Colour is amazing,” says Andrea. “It can highlight items you want to focus on and can camouflage the elements you wish to hide. It plays a pivotal role in the home as it helps define the feeling and mood of a space and it so easy to create with a simple

painting project.” Ben Edwards, from architecture and design studio Edwards Moore, says colour choice should always be based on the outcome you are trying to achieve and can be used to transform any room. “Think about the overall ambience you want and do not think of colour as flat,” says Ben. “In-between spaces such as corridors and circulation spaces between rooms are often overlooked. They act as transition spaces and can add delight, linking spaces in the home.” Winter it seems has its advantages after all. PL



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BABY, IT'S COLD OUTSIDE Winter-proof your backyard to create a cosy retreat that can be used to entertain friends and family on the coldest of days. JUST BECAUSE THE temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean you can’t step outdoors until Spring. Here are our easy tips to ensure you don’t have to abandon your backyard to avoid the winter chill. KEEP COVERED Invest in a pergola to shelter the outdoor space from wind and rain and create an entertainment area for family and friends that can be used all year-round. OUTDOOR COOKING Nothing warms up a crowd faster than the pleasure of home-cooked comfort food.


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A pizza oven is a useful addition to any outdoor space and can also be used to grill and barbecue other food to create a range of tasty home cooked meals outdoors. CONSIDER STYLE If you have a big space outside and plan on entertaining large crowds, a patio or area heater will provide radiant heat to keep the entire area warm. If the area is smaller and you plan to entertain intimate groups, a chimenea, fire pit or flame heater will add character while warming guests. For an ultra-modern heating solution, try overhead electric

FIRESIDE THOUGHTS Whether you like seeing flickering flames or enjoy something a bit more ambient, there's an outside heater for everybody.

heaters which can be mounted and angled to suit the area. GO GAS Depending on the space, gas heaters can be a great choice as they don’t require a power lead, allowing them to be

FLAMIN' NORA Who doesn't love sitting around an open flame on a chilly night, toasting s'mores and marshmallows? Shop around for your preferred fire pit - there's plenty to choose from.

placed anywhere in the garden and moved around as desired. Remember not to move gas heaters while they are on or still warm, so make sure to place them in your desired position prior to starting. ADD BLINDS Use blinds on outdoor areas to keep heat in and chilly winter breezes out. Choose clear options, such as bistro-style blinds, so you can still enjoy the view while blocking out the cold. Remember to keep safety a priority and ensure adequate air flow through the area when using gas or wood heating methods. 

Tickets are now on sale for WA’s premier multi-gallery exhibition and sale of fine art, raising much needed funds to support Telethon Speech & Hearing. Amazing luxury items including holiday experiences and sporting packages will be available in the main and silent auction and there

STAY WARM Keep guests warm by investing in an outdoor heater. A patio heater will provide radiant heat to keep a large space warm or alternatively a chimenea or fire pit will also add extra ambience. Another option is to use overhead electric heaters which can be mounted to the ceiling and angled to suit the area.

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GO VERTICAL Growing a vertical garden is a creative way to incorporate a touch of colour into the grey season. Vertical gardens only require a small area on a fence or wall to grow plants that thrive in winter, such as hibiscus and camellias, or use the vertical garden to produce a herb garden and enjoy eating your own produce.

delectable canapés.

WARM LIGHTING Use outdoor lighting to illuminate the outdoor space so you can enjoy it from dusk until dawn. Line a pathway with solar lights, hang fairy lights from trees or use heat-emitting lights to keep the area extra cosy. FURNITURE Padded dining chairs, daybeds and outdoor sofas accompanied with comfortable cushions and throws will keep you snug all winter long. Invest in an al fresco dining setting that will comfortably seat family members and guests for a casual dinner, barbecue or pizza night. PL

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H&Ginterior design

CLEVER COLOUR Splash out in style with an exciting new range of decorative paint that lets you create new looks in an instant.


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IF YOU LOVE experimenting with colours and textures, then you’ll be celebrating the arrival of the Annie Sloan range of decorative paints and paint finishes, available for the first time in Australia. Why the name Chalk Paint? Annie Sloan’s innovative decorative paint range has little to do with chalkboard paint, and a lot to do with the stunning chalk-like matt finish it creates. Chalk Paint can be applied straight onto furniture without the need to prime, sand, or even remove old wax, paint or varnish the paint will adhere to wood, plastic, stone, brick, concrete and metal. No mixing is required to create a great look, but you can easily personalise your piece by blending colours, diluting the paint to make a wash to show the wood grain, or by adding Annie Sloan Soft Wax to change

the depth of colour, or to add a protective finish. The unique formulation of Chalk Paint means that it can be used on walls and floors as well as furniture. It’s water-based and eco-friendly, containing virtually no VOCs (volatile organic compounds), and it is highly concentrated to produce extensive covering power. The best part? The paint dries quickly with a beautifully velvety, matt finish and for most purposes one coat is enough. Annie Sloan is a creative paint guru known worldwide for her inspirational colour, books (she’s sold well over 2 million copies worldwide), style and inspiration. For many, she’s the Queen of Paint. An Australian by birth and painter by passion, Annie created the Chalk Paint range after her own frustrations finding an easy-touse range of paints in colours that allowed her creative aesthetic to really come to the fore. Twenty years later her much loved range includes over 30 colours and lets you rejuvenate, recycle or refashion almost any surface really easily. Forget nasty priming or sanding. Chalk Paint lets you get going without any mess or fuss. Let your imagination run wild with

Win A Chalk Paint prize pack, worth over $200 - one litre: $59.95, two Chalk Paint Sample Pots: $42, Soft Clear Wax: $39.95, Small Annie Sloan Brush: $39.95, Annie Sloan Quick & Easy Paint Transformations Book: $29.95. Visit primolife. or PRIMOLife’s Facebook page.

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her palette of colours and ability to add effects or styles. Big or small, fussy or simple these paints will have you adding colour in an instant and transform the everyday into one of your own creations. Ready to up-cycle that old chest of drawers? Repaint a tired old chair? Or

refresh, rescue and restore a stunning doorway? Simply choose your favourite colour, grab a brush and get started. Start off by mastering the simple art of colour washing and work your way up to transfer printing, gilding, stenciling, dyeing fabric and glazing. We’d love you to share your inspirations and creative results so pin, post or Instagram to your hearts content - tag @primolife_ magazine via Instagram - the best examples will win a prize. PL Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan Decorative Paint, $59.95 per litre. Available from Sparrow & Jack (Duncraig), Mon Petit Design (Clarkson), Paint Me Shabby (Midland), Little Leaf & Co (Booragoon).

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With interest rates at an all-time low, consumers have been warned not to drop their guard when jumping on the real estate bandwagon. This timely advice comes from Ask an Architect, the online building design and inspection service of the Australian Institute of Architects. ON PAPER, IT looks like the ideal time to take the property plunge and buy a new home but, as ever, it pays to be cautious in terms of making sure all the correct steps are taken before you pick up the keys, says Cameron Frazer of Ask an Architect. “While homebuyers can take advantage of the current interest rate drops and a robust real estate market, they should also ensure they do a professional and independent inspection of the property they are looking at. Rushing in could be a big mistake to any purchase decisions.


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“Often the decision not to carry out a property inspection can make a major financial and social impact on buyers," says Cameron. “In some cases people can run into serious debt problems with unbudgeted repairs or maintenance being added to the mortgage, compounding the affordability problem with a $30,000 repair cost turning into $50,000 over the life of a normal loan.” Cameron said in the vast majority of Australian property transactions an estimated cent take place with purchasers

failing to protect their financial position by not having the property inspected for structural or termite problems. “In the current climate where many buyers are taking advantage of lower interest

FAST FACTS what a pre-purchase survey can uncover 1 Illegal building - Undertaken without appropriate permits. 2 Cracking - Internal walls patched and painted, or new wall panelling installed concealing the cracks, external walls concealed behind plants or trellis. 3 Damp - Walls painted or furniture placed against damaged walls.

rates, not taking the time to have the property inspected can increase the risk of ‘lemon properties’. New DIY products that fill gaps and cracks are perfect weapons of mass deception which can help dress up lemons. Typical warning signs include the use of gap-filling products, new wall panelling, strategically placed furniture, pot plants or rugs and newly painted surfaces. To help remedy this, consumers can easily book a pre-inspection using an invaluable online tool at With over 30 years’ experience and a comprehensive 200-point checklist, these pre-purchase property inspections help take the uncertainty out of home buying. All inspections are done by qualified architects and start at just $295 for an inspection. “These literally offer a direct line to a qualified architect, so you know you are getting independent and trustworthy advice before you sign on the dotted line. If you are buying a property to renovate you can also arrange to meet the architect on-site

who can offer on the spot renovation potential advice with short and long term suggestions. “The report will be turned around efficiently and also offers a $50,000 12-month inspection guarantee.” Cameron also recommended consumers look to be informed purchasers in other ways including looking at the age of house, size of block, schools, parks, traffic and suburb profiles for growth versus development. He said this type of professional inspection of the home will assist buyers in determining the condition of the property and the cost of repairs, providing them with a bargaining tool to factor in repair or maintenance costs before committing to the purchase of the property. “To limit the risk of financial stress in purchasing a home prior to making an offer, arrange a pre-purchase inspection with Ask an Architect – a few clicks before you buy the bricks can make all the difference.” PL Visit for more information.

4 Termites, borers, and timber rot - Floor damage patched and concealed under carpets or panelled flooring. 5 Roof problems - Rusty metal roofs painted, tile roofs patched with lead. Damaged roof framing propped up in roof space. 6 Rotten weatherboards and windows - Rot patched with filler or covered with tin and painted. 7 Rotten sub-floor or stumps Floors temporarily propped to prevent bouncing. 8 Faulty or illegal wiring - Carried out by unregistered persons. 9 Faulty or illegal plumbing Carried out by unregistered persons. 10 Gutters and downpipes - Rusty guttering patched and painted instead of being replaced.

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Bateman 65 Broadhurst Crescent roebourne

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Luxury, Location, Lifestyle! 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

WELCOME TO THE June issue of PRIMOLife magazine. 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. Interest rates keep dropping, so for those looking to buy, 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. there isn’t a better time than now. Perth’s market has been somewhat flat in recent months, with many buyers adopting a “wait and see what happens” attitude. But incredibly low interest rates may very well prove to be the much-needed stimulus Perth’s property market has been looking for. First home buyers will benefit most from the latest cut, while trade-up buyers will be able to use the current market to borrow even more. If you are thinking of trading-up and buying that home you have been dreaming of, now may be the right time to act. There are approximately 14,000 properties on the market (roughly 40 per cent more than this time last year) so upgraders have a far larger selection to choose from. The biggest concern for the trade-up buyer at the moment is the fear they won’t achieve the price they want for their 12 victoria park current property and this will most likely be the case. But while upgraders may need to accept less on their current property, they will more than make up for it on the property they upgrade to.  bull creek 7 It’s important not to look at selling and buying in isolation, 8 but rather consider the whole upgrade package, which makes a slower market a major advantage. In company news, major growth in the property market along the Rockingham to Mandurah coastal strip has motivated us to appoint a Sales Manager for our regional offices. We are confident this move will ensure the Peard Real Estate Group is well-positioned to take advantage of the prime real estate market in the region. On a final note, the end of the month saw us celebrate our January-to-March Quarterly Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in sales and property 9 management. I’d like to extend a big congratulations to all of the winners and thank them for their hard work. We look forward to our End of Financial Year Awards to be held in August. Thank you to the Premium Publishers team for putting together yet another great edition of PRIMOLife, which I hope you and your family will enjoy. Happy reading.

Peter Peard CEO of The Peard Real Estate Group


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Forever the opportunist, Peard Real Estate’s CEO Peter Peard has taken a step which will ensure his company remains at the forefront of the coastal property game, says Dea Lalovic. AS THE PROPERTY market along the Rockingham and Mandurah coastal strip heats up, the Peard Real Estate Group has appointed a new Sales Manager for the region. CEO Peter Peard says the area has experienced some major growth in recent times, prompting the decision. “The Rockingham to Mandurah coast was one of the fastest growing in the country in the past 12 months. “We want to be sure that our teams are in the best position to act on this growth


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WINNING TEAM Simon Goodwin, left, Regional Sales Manager, and Peter Peard, CEO of the Peard Real Estate Group.

which is why we have appointed Simon Goodwin as the Sales Manager for the region. Last financial year the value of new residential building approvals for the area hit nearly $1 billion - an increase of $150 million.

“With the area now accounting for 15 per cent of greater Perth’s new home building, housing in the region is expanding at a rapid rate with many new estates being developed along the coastal strip,” says Peter. Peter hopes the newly created role will help cement the two regional offices as

some of Perth’s top performers. “Simon is a local area expert and will be working with the sales teams at both of our Mandurah and Rockingham offices to drive sales and increase business opportunities.” Simon said he was delighted when Peter approached him for the newly created position. “I was working for another real estate agency at the time and looking for the next big step in my career. “It’s a fantastic opportunity to be able to partner into one of WA’s highly regarded real estate companies. "We have a great team at both the Mandurah and Rockingham offices and I’m really looking forward to expanding the offices further,” says Simon. It’s clear that Peter doesn’t do anything by halves, planning to double the sales teams in both offices over the next two years with Simon playing a pivotal recruitment and mentoring role. “Simon has the specific skills to oversee the expansion of our sales teams who have already been recognised with numerous industry awards. “Simon also joins our company as a shareholder and will be influential in the company’s future business decisions.” For real estate Sales Associates in the area looking for their next career move, now could be the perfect time to enjoy a fulfilling career with one of WA’s most recognised real estate agencies. “Peard Real Estate’s commitment to staff


is second to none, I’ve quickly realised that,” says Simon. “With the regional coastal strip experiencing growth and attracting keen buyers and sellers into the market, it’s a great time to be working in the area. “And if you are serious about your real estate career, Peard Real Estate is certainly the company to be speaking to,” says Simon. PL

Are you looking to take your real estate career to the next level? With a strong brand, endless support and an unbeatable team culture, our Mandurah and Rockingham offices want to hear from you! Call Melissa today on 0404 084 244 and find out why our Sales Associates are enjoying industry success sooner rather than later.

There's plenty to celebrate about the Peard Real Estate Group’s performance in April.


REIWA April 2015 Statistics


— by listings sold



KIM LINDSAY Peard Real Estate Rockingham 2 Listings sold PAULINE LYON Peard Real Estate Joondalup 1 Listing sold



ADAM MANNINO Peard Real Estate Scarborough 6 Listings sold

TOP 30 SALESPERSONS — by value sold



GAYLENE BICHENO Peard Real Estate Hillarys $4,785,000 ADAM MANNINO Peard Real Estate Scarborough

— by listings sold


GAYLENE BICHENO Peard Real Estate Hillarys 9 Listings sold



PEARD HILLARYS 45 Listings sold


PEARD JOONDALUP 27 Listings sold


PEARD MINDARIE 23 Listings sold


PEARD SCARBOROUGH 16 Listings sold


By listings sold by Auction

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PEARD HILLARYS 4 Listings sold PEARD VICTORIA PARK 1 Listings sold

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FOR SALE Alexander Heights 5 Dalrymple View

$510,000 - $530,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ashby 66 Carosa Road

From $520,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

The love and care these owners have shown this home is apparent throughout. Situated in a quiet cul de sac, this Dale Alcock built home is beautifully presented. Its light & bright with two spacious open plan living areas. The floor plan is practical with a great flow throughout. Theres a huge backyard with a covered & paved alfresco area, a garden shed & plenty of room to play. Ducted Evaporative air-conditioning, bore, alarm & garden shed. CONTACT Juliet Wills Land Area 572m2.

Alkimos 12 Helmsley Parkway

This stylish value packed home on 640 sqm located in The Grove Estate complete with ducted evaporative air conditioning and zoned for entertainment and relaxation is too special to miss! The heart of the home is the light-filled spacious open plan family room, meals and games room dominated by a well appointed kitchen with stainless steel appliances and opens onto the extensive all seasons timber decked patio entertainment area (13m x 4m) which in turn, leads onto the expansive lawn area with CONTACT Sheila Stritch room for a pool. PHONE 0412 212 748 EMAIL

Aveley 24 Delphi Way

PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

From $529,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

CONTACTS Steve Wilcox/Paul Turner PHONE 0421 277 366/0400 072 005 EMAIL

This stunning 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is straight from the pages of a premium interior design magazine. The attention to detail and the passion the owner has put into this outstanding home makes this the best value for money property on the market in Aveley today. With quality finishes and low maintenance gardens, this home will impress!

$415,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

CONTACT Rod McDougall PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

Modern inner city living comes to the Valley. Situated on the Aveley in the heart of The Vale Estate, this contemporary two 3/2 Flecker Promenade lake bedroom two bathroom apartment gives its new owner the

Aveley 383 Millhouse Road

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Aveley 61 Lago Promenade

$579,000-$599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 60

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perfect lifestyle opportunity and the ability to lock up and leave at any given time and is only a short distance from domestic and international airports. CONTACT Rod McDougall PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

It is with great pleasure for Peard Swan Valley to give you the opportunity to secure the last town house available in the best location in Aveley. Situated on the board walk overlooking the lake in the most sought after part of the award winning Vale Estate this luxury townhouse is sure to attract lots of attention. CONTACT Rod McDougall PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

$599,000 - $619,000

Balcatta 4A Boyce Road

$539,000 - $569,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Love at first sight, this gorgeous 4 bed, 2 bath home features an abundance of natural light and built to perfection. This sprawling single abode presents in as new condition and will surely cater to everyones needs!

Wow, BIG really is best! Not only is this home in a great location close to parks, schools, transport etc BUT its a home that has enough room for even the biggest family with five super sized bedrooms (including guest room/nursery), theatre/media room, study, plus activity room! With high ceilings throughout, lovely BIG picture windows flooding the rooms with natural light, & a soft, modern dcor - this stunning home sits on a BIG 658sqm block with side access possible through double gates allowing plenty of space for CONTACT Belinda Lawrence family, friends & all the toys! PHONE 0432 547 921 EMAIL

Theres so much room in this deluxe street front 3bed, 2 bath villa boasting a huge kitchen, beautiful wood floors spacious living with plenty of natural light flooding in from the North facing courtyard. If you are tired at looking at poky villas then this one is for you. Features include spacious open plan living, dining and kitchen area, huge kitchen with heaps of storage and bench space. CONTACT Shaun Pettit PHONE 0411 725 511 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Balcatta 27 Green Avenue

Auction bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Baldivis 10 Corrigan Lane

$599,000 - $639,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Baldivis 27 Shetland Way

$569,000 - $590,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 3

Baldivis 6 Nannup Bend

From $385,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Set on a very generous quarter acre block measuring 1012 sqm (approx), zoned R40, and conveniently located close to schools, shops and transport, this 3 bedroom dwelling offers a fantastic opportunity for first home buyers, rental investors or builders to capitalise on its development potential. (subject to council approval) CONTACT Clinton Edwards PHONE 0409 040 901 EMAIL

Great Gemmil 5 bedroom large home with 3 bathrooms. 2 bedrooms offer ensuites with the master Bedroom styled with a great spa Bath. Family living is made easy with separate kids retreat area, then a great separate theatre room. Kitchen is centred with great cooking space and so many cupboards for storage. CONTACT Camille Ainsley PHONE 0417 508 364 EMAIL

This amazing large home offers class with style and plenty of functionality. With solid timber flooring, high ceiling features, double door entrances into several areas, designer kitchen, Ducted Reversed air-conditioning, 4 bedrooms, separate study, Separate Activity room or Teen Retreat, large media lounge. CONTACT Camille Ainsley PHONE 0417 508 364 EMAIL

Welcome to 6 Nannup Bend, Baldivis! The Perfect downsizer or first home buyer; this lovely 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has an outlook over the picturesque Baldivis Central Parklands. Peaceful location, tucked away with easy access to everywhere including public transport and freeway access. CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

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Balcatta 3/86 Campion Avenue

High $300,000's bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Baldivis 20 Pyrenees Parkway

Buyers Over $399,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Baldivis 31 Litoria Turn

$579,000 - $609,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 3

Baldivis 8 Saxon Lane

From $399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Situated at the rear of this cosy complex of 4 this home will tick all your boxes including peaceful privacy. Featuring GREAT sized master with semi-ensuite and BIR; open plan living/ kitchen and meals area; rev cyc/split system air con; LARGE covered alfresco area; light, fresh and airy; low maintenance and reticulated gardens; approx 63sqm living space. CONTACT Melanie MacDougall PHONE 0419 907 368 EMAIL

Welcome to this beautiful 3x2 low maintenance home situated in Settlers Townside overlooking parklands and within walking distance of the Stocklands Baldivis shopping district. With full reticulation to the front and rear gardens & room for a Caravan or boat, this property would be perfect for those who are looking for a low maintenance place to call home. CONTACT Michelle Dasborough PHONE 0403 939 430 EMAIL

Welcome to 31 Litoria Turn Baldivis! This Magnificent home will take your breath away! Brilliant Brick and Colourbond home featuring 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Solid timber Karri floors and raking ceilings flow through to the upstairs loft area. Immaculate presentation throughout with timeless colour and style, attention to detail adds to the Wow Factor! CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

This 4 x2 Blue Print home has just been completed and ready for its first owners. If you are a First Home Buyer you maybe be eligible for the $10,000 New Build grant, without having to wait months for titles and building. With deluxe fixtures, spacious rooms including open plan living and separate home theatre you'll love everything 8 Saxon Lane offers. CONTACT Michelle Dasborough PHONE 0403 939 430 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Baldivis 179 Clyde Avenue

$539,000- $559,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

If you're looking for a near brand new family home with all the extras, this is the home for you. The Summit-built 2012 home is in tip top condition, from the beautifully maintained native planting to the front of the property through to the immaculate, high ceiling living spaces, bedrooms and swimming pool to the rear. CONTACT Andreas Nikakos PHONE 0413 962 074 EMAIL

Baldivis 200 Smirk Road

From $479,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Welcome to 200 Smirk Road Baldivis! Tucked away in a great location in Baldivis Quarter near popular parklands, schools and easy access to everywhere; on offer is this Gorgeous 4 bedroom 2 bathroom well presented property with that home sweet home appeal that we all love. CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

Welcome to 35 Rivergums Boulevard Baldivis! Did someone Baldivis Amazing wooden Flooring throughout! 4 Bedroom, 2 35 Rivergums Boulevard say Bathroom well presented home. Outdoor Kitchen to be

Welcome to 43 Rivergums Boulevard Baldivis! Gorgeous 4 Baldivis 2 Bathroom home made to Entertain! Sit on the 43 Rivergums Boulevard Bedroom, balcony or in the immaculate back yard and enjoy your

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $699,000

Baldivis 58 Tribute Vista

$579,000 - $599,0000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Bayswater 549 Walter East Road

From $549,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 62

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enjoyed with a glass of wine, cheese platter and maybe even a pizza overlooking the Rivergums Lake! CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

From $599,000

morning coffee with a glorious outlook of the Rivergums Lake. If you are looking to buy or sell contact Ashley Beard on 0433323717 today. CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

This well presented home has been finished with attention to detail and WOW factor! With nothing to do, just move in and enjoy the sheer size this home has on offer. Featuring 4 big bedrooms with built in wardrobes, Master with Walk in, A separate study, an activity area, Designated theatre room with bar, Family, Kitchen and Dining there really is room for everyone! CONTACT Ashley Beard

The Perfect Property Investment Balga Dcor throughout both thoughtful and practical. 20A,B,C,D Burdham Way Modern LG Air-Conditioning to Main Living Area

Take advantage of this near new 4x2 situated in the desirable suburb of Bayswater/Morley. Schools, shops and major transport all within a short distance away, not to mention a 6 minute drive to Morley Galleria. Currently tenanted at $500 per week. Phone now for further information.

Seize this brilliant opportunity to buy a spacious family home Beldon a sensational location close to Belridge shopping centre, 228 Eddystone Avenue inBelridge secondary school, primary schools, freeway and train

PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

CONTACT Thanh Nguyen PHONE 0414 288 165 EMAIL

From $379,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

From $499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Separate Family Area 3 Bedrooms all Queen Sized Double garage

CONTACT Gayle Fitzmaurice PHONE 0437 180 094 EMAIL

station and some of Perths finest beaches. Great home to live in or a fantastic investment opportunity in the proposed re-zoning area . CONTACTS Tammy Peard/Rob Nicholls PHONE 0448 803 741/0407 442 222 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Brabham 339 Park Street

From $949,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Burns Beach 11 Spitfire Avenue

From $1,295,000 bed 5 bath 4 car 2

Burns Beach 8 Fourmile Avenue

From $1,279,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 2

Butler 17 Carmathen Avenue

From $499,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

This magnificent two storey Cedar Display Home situated on a 2000sqm block in the heart of the Swan Valley is available to purchase with rent back from the builder at $4500 per month until November 2015. This is a perfect opportunity if you are ready to buy but not quite ready to relocate. Phone me for further information. CONTACT Rod McDougall PHONE 0418 909 954 EMAIL

SPECTACULAR TRI-LEVEL WITH OCEAN PANORAMA !! Designed to accommodate the largest of families, this exciting builder's own residence boasts a unique design. Enhanced with a resort styled outdoor entertaining area and designer pool plus 180 degree ocean views, this could be your home for a lifetime !! CONTACT Todd Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

A STATEMENT OF STYLE & EVERLASTING APPEAL !! A commanding street presence showcasing a towering turret give this home a strong and visually appealing identity. Built by the prestigious Luxus Homes, this luxurious residence is a 'one of a kind' with impressive quality throughout and truly is one of the best you'll ever see !! CONTACT Todd Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

Surrounded by similar quality built homes and with a parkland outlook this home oozes street appeal and shouts out Quality! The welcoming decked veranda frames the front entrance perfectly. Once inside your eyes will be drawn to the panoply of quality materials that make this one a very homely home. CONTACTS Paul Turner/Steve Wilcox PHONE 0400 072 005/0421 277 366 EMAIL

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Bullsbrook 25 Clearview Retreat

$669,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Burns Beach 17 Whitehorses Drive

From $1,100,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This massive family home is located on 5 acres of rolling pasture maximising and encompassing the spectacular panoramic views. Definitely a home for the large family with a unique layout. In addition there is a second kitchen/laundry, providing plenty of scope for extended family living. 30-45 minutes to Joondalup, Midland, Wanneroo and Ellenbrook. CONTACT Jenny Treloar PHONE 0427 012 729 EMAIL

This stunning double storey residence offers a luxurious lifestyle with fabulous quality throughout & is positioned in a quiet pocket of the sought after Burns Beach suburb, within 300m of the Indian Ocean. This elegant home features an elevated portico entry, comfortable theatre lounge & main living area, spacious open plan kitchen, family & dining areas feature porcelain flooring & quality carpet throughout, this residence has to be seen to be believed. CONTACT Carl Freeman PHONE 0408 793 037 EMAIL

This beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom Ventura Butler home has so much to offer and is sure to impress any 11 Bramshott Approach built discerning buyer, featuring an expansive open plan living

$499,000 - $519,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Butler 3 Alston Way

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

area including family and dining room overlooking gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, separate theatre room to enjoy those movies this Winter. CONTACTS Steve Wilcox/Paul Turner PHONE 0421 277 366/0400 072 005 EMAIL

Feast your eyes on this sensational home! A fantastic practical floor plan with a very clever use of space has created a very desirable & stylish abode. If you're looking for the best cottage style home in an ultimate park side location this one is an absolute must see! CONTACTS Paul Turner/Steve Wilcox PHONE 0400 072 005/0421 277 366 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Canning Vale 12 Santalum Retreat

$799,000 - $830,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Cannington 30B Crawford Street

$399,000-$449,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1

Carine 9 Alsace Street

From $699,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 3

Clarkson 11 Dekalb Link

$389,000 - $399,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1 64

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Located in a quiet cul de sac, in one of the best streets of Canning Vale. Huge family home, 4 large bedrooms and separate study, fantastic kitchen, three separate living areas, alfresco dining, solar panels & great size back garden. CONTACT Karen Willis PHONE 0437 704 427 EMAIL

Dont want to feel like your home is part of a complex? This green title Villa with its own street front is the one for you! Highlights include built in robes to bedrooms, landscaped private courtyard, open plan kitchen/ dining/ living, spacious master bedroom with ensuite, ample Storage & NO STRATA FEES! CONTACT Richard McNicol PHONE 0433 838 547 EMAIL

Canning Vale 29 Mount Park Way

From $699,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 3

CONTACT Karen Lloyd PHONE 0421 614 447 EMAIL

Carine 10 Holbrook Gardens

From $949,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Carramar 17 Merrang Circuit

Looking to invest, downsize, lock up and leave or for your first home, then this home is in a great location and at a great price. Currently tenanted on a periodic lease for $440 per week. Call Tish to make an appointment to view today!

Clarkson 43 Homestead Drive

CONTACT Tish Thomas PHONE 0430 141 343 EMAIL

$699,000-$749,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Nestled towards the top of a delightfully-tranquil family cul-de-sac where there is plenty of driveway parking for boats, caravans, cars & all of the above, this stunning single-level home has been fully renovated with luxurious living in mind. A generous 784sqm (approx.) block has been utilised well, with an impressive yet functional floor plan boasting something for everyone. CONTACT Karen Riches PHONE 0408 646 651 EMAIL

This is a welcoming family home radiating charm, modern updates and an entertainer's back garden in a desirable location of supreme convenience poised on approx 696m2. Positioned in a sought after pocket of Carine, steps from Okely Lorraine Reserve, Carine Open Space and a short walk to Carine Schools - this home offers a peaceful lifestyle for your family away from the everyday worries of the outside world. The renovated kitchen, dining and family zones are the hub of the home, allowing family CONTACT Karen Riches & guests alike to enjoy each PHONE 0408 646 651 other's company. EMAIL

From $429,000

Nestled in Ranford Estate this impeccable appealing home offers it all. With a hop, skip and a jump to Ranford Primary School, close to parks, shopping centres, medical centre, transport and a short drive to the new Fiona Stanley hospital is just the beginning of this story.

A beautiful, elegant 2 storey home in a whisper quiet location near the fabulous Carramar golf course. Standing tall and proud on a whopping 674m2 block, this home offers so much flexible family living space both inside and out. Located near the Carramar shopping village, Carramar primary school, local parks, and the Carramar golf course, this house ticks all the boxes!! CONTACT Berny Wales PHONE 0407 994 052 EMAIL

Somerleys best buy! This near-new contemporary home is beautifully situated opposite quiet parkland in the sought after Somerley area. Close to the train station, major shopping precinct, and great schools you will not have to travel far from home to enjoy your new life. CONTACT Jeff Parkes PHONE 0418 923 989 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Doubleview 174 Wilding Street

From $569,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Doubleview 29 Easton Lane

From $699,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Duncraig 28 Bernedale Way

$939,000 - $999,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

East Victoria Park 12 Canterbury Terrace

From $685,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1

Utilise the entire block here with room for the kids and pets to play, this charming property has the security of an electric front gate and an attractive limestone wall, plus the added bonus of secure parking for your car. If you're looking to invest or purchase your very first home in a prime location this beautifully presented 3 bedroom property is not to be missed! CONTACT Leigh Wilson

Doubleview 251 Herbert Street

Better be quick for this Elegant and immaculate three bedroom two bathroom home on the ever popular and whisper quiet Easton Lane. Comes with a beautifully maintained lush, north facing secret garden, perfect for outdoor entertaining in our wonderful Mediterranean climate. Packed with all the features in this no better location, this really is a must see!

Duncraig 19 Aberfeldy Crescent

PHONE 0410 056 092 EMAIL

CONTACT Sam Mannino PHONE 0402 822 457 EMAIL

Sitting high on an elevated section in Duncraig South this home enjoys treetop views over the suburb & city views in the distant! So come home & relax on the balcony & enjoy the twinkling lights of the city & surrounds & of the beautiful pool & alfresco below! As you enter, the home begins to weave its magic through its warm timber floors, architect deigned spaces, elevated balconies, picture windows, spacious floorplan & multiple living areas including a large games room. So thoughtfully renovated, CONTACT Namita Mehra its one of a kind! PHONE 0409 920 737 EMAIL

OOH LA LA fall in love today with this picture perfect character home seconds off the famous cafe strip Living the lifestyle character plus convenience Features Include: 3 great size bedrooms CONTACT Tash Welburn 2 bathrooms PHONE 0409 884 176 Fireplace EMAIL

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From $529,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

From $699,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

East Cannington 76A Henry Street

This original street front home on large 325 sqm lot, is in a super Doubleview location close to all sought after amenities. The choice is yours; rent out, live in, or build your dream home in this quality street front location that’s so close to everything! No common areas or strata fees whatsoever! CONTACT Adam Mannino PHONE 0411 962 383 EMAIL

This well maintained, beautifully presented home is on a level block in a quiet neighbourhood, and is perfect for you to move straight into! A spacious, light-filled family home complete with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, pub, double garage, security & low maintenance gardens. Enjoy an easy walk to Glengarry Primary & Glengarry Park with shopping centres, transport & beaches all in close proximity. CONTACT Frances Goncalves PHONE 0414 136 151 EMAIL

Seriously, why rent when you can buy this beauty?

bed 2 bath 1 car 2

Superb 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom duplex home on a very large 490sqm block. Features Include: Fully renovated Modern spacious bathroom CONTACT Tash Welburn Open plan kitchen & living PHONE 0409 884 176 Air-conditioning EMAIL

East Victoria Park 14 Washer Street

This property has been renovated to a high standard extended with absolutely nothing to do.


Features Include: 3 great size bedrooms (master with ensuite and Walk in Robe) 2 bedrooms with built in robes 2 bathrooms CONTACT Lynda Hastings-Smith Spacious modern kitchen PHONE 0404 383 629 Jarrah floorboards EMAIL

From $389,000

bed 3 bath 2 car 3

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FOR SALE East Victoria Park 15C Gerard Street

Seriously if you are after one of the best villas around make sure you check out this beauty it promises to impress!

East Victoria Park 20 Balmoral Street

From $485,000

Features include: Large master bedroom (plenty of room for king size bed) All bedrooms with built in robes Renovated laundry CONTACT Tash Welburn Brand new carpets to all beds PHONE 0409 884 176 NO STRATA FEES EMAIL



GREAT LOOKING REAR East Victoria Park 53A Westminster Street THERES nothing not to like about this stunning modern

bed 3 bath 1 car 1

East Victoria Park 24 Ashburton Street

From $685,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

East Victoria Park 88 Jarrah Road

From $849,000 bed 6 bath 3 car 2

Ellenbrook 2 Santorini Turn

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2 66

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Opportunities like this don't come around often, especially with the option to retain and subdivide (SUBJECT TO COUNCIL APPROVAL)DECEASED ESTATE & WILL be sold Yes the house is an original Yes the house needs TLC CONTACT Tash Welburn 639m2 zoned R40 PHONE 0409 884 176 EMAIL

AUCTION 06TH JUNE 2:30PM Want the cafe strip lifestyle? Well this is the home for you! Set in one of East Vic Park's finest streets this renovated & extended character home will impress. Features include: High ceilings CONTACT Tash Welburn Jarrah floorboards PHONE 0409 884 176 2 living areas EMAIL

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$699,000-$729,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Are you still looking to purchase an investment with immediate cash flow? Then this is the perfect home for you! Strategically situated within walking distance to Curtin University, Polytechnic West, public transport and within close proximity to Perth CBD, shops, beautiful parks, restaurants and golf course, this location cannot be more ideal. CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno

Eglinton 10 Fawn Way

A rare opportunity has arisen to purchase this spacious 3 bedroom property backing onto parkland and Lake Fresca in dress circle The Bridges. Whether its a coffee and the weekend paper under the patio or enjoying a family dinner inside, your eyes will be constantly drawn to the view of tranquil parklands & Lake Fresca. Put this one on the top of your list to view! CONTACT Tiffany Bray

Ellenbrook 9 Springbrook Drive

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PHONE 0412 930 820 EMAIL

Welcome to this gorgeous contemporary easy care home located in the beach side estate of Amberton. Complete with 3 bedrooms, stunning kitchen/family/dining room plus home theatre, this one will definitely impress!

From $429,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

From $529,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

home. This property oozes quality and style Features include: 4 bedrooms CONTACT Tash Welburn 2 bathrooms PHONE 0409 884 176 Air-conditioning EMAIL

CONTACTS Alison Beuck/Paul Turner PHONE 0414 244 742/0400 072 005 EMAIL

If you are looking for a great sized family home on a large block of land, then this home is perfect for you! Step out into your backyard and enjoy the ambience of the breathtaking Koi fish pond with a beautiful waterfall feature, plants, and a very tidy and well maintained lawn. This home with all its comforts wont last long so be sure not to miss out. CONTACT Thanh Nguyen PHONE 0414 288 165 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Ellenbrook 15 Arbor Drive

From $439,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Ellenbrook 20 Lookout Circle

From $569,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ellenbrook 52 Portofino Turn

$495,000-$525,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Gosnells 12 Swanley Street

$349,000 plus bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Whether you are a small family, downsizing or an investor, this quality Dale Alcock home is ideal. Featuring three large bedrooms and a study as well as two separate living areas and a spacious backyard, it is quality and affordable! Perfectly positioned with access to public transport, medical facilities, schools, parks and the Ellenbrook Town Centre, you will need to be quick! CONTACT Tiffany Bray

Ellenbrook 16 Thetis Terrace

Do you need a big family home with room for children to play?? Surrounded by quality homes in the dress circle location of Woodlake Rise, Ellenbrook, this home has the lot! Everything for a big growing family. Completely finished with quality and nothing to do. Just move in and enjoy the lifestyle.

Ellenbrook 44 Arbor Drive

PHONE 0412 930 820 EMAIL

CONTACT Angie Pearce PHONE 0499 775 046 EMAIL

$449,000-$469,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$580,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

This immaculately presented family home on a huge 587 sqm block in the heart of Charlottes Vineyard has something for everyone! Featuring the perfect kitchen for entertaining with TWO unique preparation areas, a huge patio, rear access and a back yard ready to accommodate the largest of pools, you will need to be quick to secure this one. CONTACT Tiffany Bray PHONE 0412 930 820 EMAIL

Fabulous Family Home! Breathtaking Dale Alcock quality built home will suit any lifestyle. The splendid architectural design features really big rooms which include separate Theatre Room, TV-Lounge, huge Kitchen, massive Garage, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms PLUS separate Study with sensational outdoor entertaining is not CONTACT PK (Pankaj Kapur) to be missed! PHONE 0424 194 509 EMAIL

This immaculate 4 bedroom 2 bathroom with study (or fifth bedroom) complete with swimming pool in The Bridges Estate must be seen to be believed in this price range. Complete with a fresh coat of paint and new carpets all the hard work has been done. It has all the creature comforts and space for the modern family and conveniently located in whisper quiet location. CONTACT Rod McDougall

Golden Bay 3 Trevally Place

What a perfect combination, invest in your future today with this 3x1 home currently rented with duplex potential on a large block. Located close to shops, transport, schools, parklands & day care, is amazing value for money. Plus next door is the same deal, buy one or buy two side by side and plan for your future now or later. Priced to sell you had better be very quick. CONTACT Jemima Botha

Are you still looking for an ultra-convenient location, stylishly Gosnells home built in 2008? Then your search is OVER! This 16/174 Homestead Road designed home is guaranteed to tick all the boxes for every astute

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Buyers Over $399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

$349,000-$379,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

A wonderful opportunity to live only a few hundred meters from the absolute pristine Golden Bay beaches and in a suburb that is growing by the day. This property is 1,009m2 and is zoned R20 perfect opportunity to sub divide and enjoy the peaceful Golden Bay lifestyle. CONTACT Mitchell Russell PHONE 0430 574 655 EMAIL

investors/ first home buyers! Conveniently situated within walking distance from the shops, restaurants, train station, bus routes and parks, this location cannot get any better! CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Gosnells 191 Corfield Street

From $379,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Gwelup 2 Valance Way

$779,000 - $819,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Heathridge 3 Flotilla Drive

Offers Invited bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Hillarys 1 Halliday Grove

From $700,000 bed 3 bath 3 car 2 68

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With the zoning of R20/R30 retain and build potential, this property is the golden opportunity not to be missed! Sitting on a prime Green Title block of 683sqm within close proximity to shops, schools, public transport and beautiful parks, this location cannot be more ideal. CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL

Greenwood 355 Warwick Road

Excellent opportunity to enter the ever popular suburb of Greenwood, at a very affordable price. Situated on 718sqm block with a functional home in a location that is very convenient to public transport, shopping centre, schools, medical services and the award winning Greenwood Hotel. This property is ideal for the reno enthusiast and will be sold on an as is basis.

From $449,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

No matter which window you look through you find yourself gazing out onto a picturesque vista of trees! Step out onto the tranquil backyard and again be greeted by a panorama of natural beauty! Sitting in leafy Old Gwelup on a generous parcel of 741m2 of prime land, this charming home offers you the opportunity to grab a home on a large block within a stones throw from beaut parklands and an easy walk to the local Primary school & shops. Renovate the existing house, extend, or start again and build your CONTACT Namita Mehra dream home on a fabulous spot! PHONE 0409 920 737 EMAIL

Heathridge 16 Admiral Grove

Located in a lovely, quiet area only a few minutes drive to Mullaloo beach. The moment you step inside the door you can see the lengths the current owners have gone to, to finish to the highest possible standard every corner of this beautiful family home. As you enter further this opens up to the meals, family room & impressive kitchen.You will feel the calming sea breeze as you walk out to the large alfresco dining/outdoor living room & enjoy the view of the large below ground pool with gorgeous CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno water feature where you can PHONE 0419 929 616 relax in the sun. EMAIL

Hillarys 1 Amalfi Drive

This modern double storey home is ideally situated minutes away from the Indian Ocean, Sorrento Quay & excellent schools & parks. A convenient stroll to Flinders shopping centre which enjoys delicious cafes & eateries, a quality supermarket & boutique shopping, all this on your doorstep & in the sought after Hillarys suburb. This contemporary home features a large living & family room, spacious alfresco, secure double car garaging with store, low maintenance gardens, smooth shades of colour & full ducted CONTACT Carl Freeman reverse cycle air-conditioning. PHONE 0408 793 037 EMAIL

Hillarys 1 Leeward Chase

CONTACTS Bob Edmiston/Ian Gardner PHONE 0409 990 850/0408 910 417 EMAIL

$439,000 - $459,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Very rare opportunity to secure land in the very sought after prestigious Harbour Rise Estate. Large 502 square meter corner site with rear access, waiting for you to build your dream home. There are very few vacant lots of this size undeveloped & even fewer in such a prestigious location right at the entry of the estate. Offering all the fantastic amenities of the Hillarys Boat Harbour, Sorrento Quay & the Hillarys Yacht Club right at your door step. When it has gone, there will be no more. Don't miss your opportunity. CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

From $829,000

From $1,695,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 3

Be quick to snap up this opportunity! Located on a massive 710sqm block in the heart of Heathridge, perfect for first home buyers, retirees & investors alike! The three bedrooms all have fresh carpet & cafe blinds to the front two windows for extra privacy. The lounge room includes a kelvinator air-conditioner unit plus tv & phone points with dimmer downlights for movie watching! The enclosed patio caters for your entertaining needs & opens out to the spacious back yard. Be quick to secure your viewing! CONTACT Gaylene Bicheno PHONE 0419 929 616 EMAIL

Luxurious low-maintenance living combines with superb entertaining to present this elegant two-storey coastal home, opposite beautifully-landscaped parklands in prestigious Harbour Rise Estate an easy stroll to The Hillarys Boat Harbour and all its fantastic facilities plus the beautiful white and aqua beaches all located on a rare large 726sqm corner lot. CONTACT Jeff Coghill PHONE 0412 928 643 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Hillarys 17 Seychelles Lane

$1,450,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Hillarys 42 Cook Avenue

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Iluka 9 Atma Way

From $1,050,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Innaloo 7B Norman Place

From $599,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

You'll think you've hit the jackpot with this stunning brand new Webb & Brown-Neaves show home. Its a dream come true, being fully furnished & decorated to the highest standards, just as you would expect for the MS Mega Home Lottery prize home located in the prestigious Harbour Rise precinct. All the furnishings, electronics & white goods are included & with beautifully designed dcor, including wooden flooring throughout, this home ticks all the boxes for luxury contemporary family living. CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

Hillarys 320/68 Southside Drive

GOOD LOCATION - GREAT OPPORTUNITY. Whether you are looking for an investment or a starter home, this family home situated on a 683sqm block represents a superb opportunity for those looking to purchase an entry level property in the fabulous, coastal suburb of Hillarys. Although in need of some cosmetic work this house has good bones with two separate living areas; a large family room plus a separate sunken lounge with built in bar, bay window & dining room. CONTACTS Paul Middleton/Sue Middleton PHONE 0419 939 391/4022 046 457 EMAIL

Iluka 8 Stavros Way

SERENE PARKLAND VISTA !! Family friendly location opposite manicured parklands and just a short stroll to the beach. This near new Novus built beauty will surprise you with all the extra space. North facing alfresco ideal for entertaining. Definitely a clever buy with room to add value !!

Innaloo 55B Halley Street

CONTACT Todd Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

Welcome to this stunning, newly completed home with its lovely, neutral decor & quality finishes throughout. Perfectly positioned in a quiet block of 4 & placed in a family-friendly cul-de-sac location this immaculate hi-spec home will tick all the boxes! Ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning, decorative cornices & skirting boards throughout, downlights fitted throughout, slimline metallic foiled venetians to most rooms, security alarm system, gas HWS & NO STRATA FEES. CONTACT Belinda Lawrence PHONE 0432 547 921 EMAIL

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From $479,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 1

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

$565,000 - $585,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

This immaculate 3 bedroom apartment will impresses you from the moment you open the door! The apartment is on the third level with great lounge and balcony views across Sorrento beach and down the coast. These properties are sold Leasehold which expires in 2094. The variable outgoings are approx $6000 per annum this covers absolutely EVERYTHING!! (except your mortgage of course!). CONTACTS Kathy Hamilton/Simon Neilson PHONE 0497 333 000/0497 333 000 EMAIL

THE EPITOME OF A RESORT STYLED OASIS !! Astute buyers seeking a luxurious, low maintenance entertainer will appreciate immediate value in this quality constructed Webb & Brown-Neaves designer abode. Fabulous location and ready for you to just move in, unpack & unwind !! CONTACT Todd Utley PHONE 0417 910 967 EMAIL

This lovely light and bright 2010 built, easy-care strata-titled villa in quiet complex of 4, close to Karrinyup Shopping Centre and transport, is virtually maintenance free allowing time for the things you always wanted to do. Open plan living leading to the outdoor entertainment, modern kitchen, soft modern decor throughout, high ceilings, quality fixtures & fittings, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, security alarm system & gas storage hot water system. CONTACTS Belinda Lawrence/Sheila Stritch PHONE 0432 547 921/0412 212 748 EMAIL

A rare offering in a group of two and ultra handy, central Innaloo location, situated within easy reach of Perth CBD and 99A Norman Street, Innaloo Innaloo Scarborough Beach. This well presented home is just as

From $619,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

suited to city dwellers, beach lovers and those wanting a low maintenance property without any strata hassles. CONTACT Marcus Lord PHONE 0417 911 107 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Kallaroo 11 Koombana Way

$669,000 - $699,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 3

Be the first to view this fantastically located property which is generous in all respects and even includes side access to a double garage! This spacious home has plenty of room for the whole family. Renovated kitchen, renovated main bathroom and laundry, ducted refrigerated air-conditioning throughout, fully insulated & reticulated gardens. Sure to be a winner for young families being situated in the heart of Kallaroo. 670sqm block. Be quick as this one wont last long! CONTACTS Simon Neilson/Valerie Boyle PHONE 0497 333 000/0404 864 932 EMAIL

Kallaroo 3 Eclipse Crescent

From $749,000 bed 4 bath 3 car 2

This beautifully renovated home is simply gorgeous throughout. Substantial renovations with a modern finish ensure this home will suit the most particular of families. Two spacious living areas, huge bedrooms, new flooring & masses of floor to ceiling glass, this light & bright home is ready for you to move straight into. CONTACTS David Mead/Gemima Mead PHONE 0428 814 407/0428 814 407 EMAIL

Its location location with this quality built spacious and street Karrinyup 4 bedroom 2 bathroom plus study home, packed with 174 Newborough Street front all the extras offering the perfect lifestyle with this lock up

Spacious, luxurious, light filled and primed for contemporary Karrinyup living, this architect designed smart wired home 20 Edmondson Crescent family benefits from a delightful park outlook from the front and

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 5 bath 3 car 2

From $979,000

Karrinyup 2A Edmondson Crescent

$995,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Kingsley 24 Kingsley Drive

Mid $500,000's bed 4 bath 1 car 2 70

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and leave home close to everything. They dont come bigger than this! Its a must inspect. CONTACT Sam Mannino PHONE 0402 822 457 EMAIL

Offers Invited

Presenting a perfectly positioned contemporary designed townhouse only steps away to parklands and world class shopping! Displaying 3 Bedrooms,2 Luxury bathrooms with floor to ceiling tiling+ powder room, Huge open plan family, kitchen, (boasting island stone work bench top), meals, separate activity/4th. Bedroom + mezzanine study nook makes this a red hot property a must see as soon as possible! Mature secluded gardens with double remote garage completes the superb home! CONTACT Stephen Simpson PHONE 0408 944 282 EMAIL

Kenwick 12 Short Street

SPACIOUS AND CONVENIENT.. Is how it feels from this neat and tidy four big bedrooms, one bathroom, plus three separate living area home. With a renovated large kitchen which overlooks the family room & out to the back yard, proposed R40 & duplex potential. This home is close to Whitfords train station, primary schools & shops CONTACT Lee Parkinson

Kingsley 32 St Johns Court

PHONE 0422 233 484 EMAIL

From $399,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

From $675,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

picturesque ocean and hill views from the back! Situated within walking distance to all the urban conveniences you could possibly wish for. CONTACTS Jay Dass/Pauline Lyon PHONE 0407 205 421/0427 968 070 EMAIL

With the zoning of R20/R30 situated in a quiet cul-de-sac locale, this property is the golden opportunity not to be missed! Sitting on a prime Green Title block of 739sqm within close proximity to shops, schools, public transports and beautiful parks, this location cannot be more ideal. CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL

ALL YOU NEED & ALL YOU WANT... Is right here in this superbly located, beautifully designed, four big bedroom, three separate living area, two bathroom plus study area home, which is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, only a short walk to Greenwood train station, Kingsley shops, parks and Primary schools. CONTACT Lee Parkinson PHONE 0422 233 484 EMAIL View more properties online at

FOR SALE Kinross 29 Ailsacraig Ramble

From $559,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Landsdale 3 Firenze Loop

From $699,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Lower Chittering 164 Citron Way

OFFERS OVER $850,000 bed 6 bath 3 car 2

Mandurah 4 Zendora Court

From $549,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 2

Fantastic family home set in a quiet street close to park, transport & schools. This property needs a family! Fantastic chefs kitchen, two living areas formal/informal casual, huge open plan living with soaring ceilings, fantastic outdoor entertaining patio with backyard, suitable for a cricket pitch or pool, approx 638sqm block. CONTACTS Lyn Stowe/Anne Dearson PHONE 0405 109 113/0417 773 490 EMAIL

This stunning family home is beautifully presented & very spacious. Situated in a friendly street of St Georges Estate on a 530 sqm block, it offers approximately 220sqm of living & 320sqm overall. Exquisitely finished with gorgeous white porcelain floor tiles & very high (31c) ceilings with quality feature cornices, it is elegant & superbly designed. Close to parks & good schools. CONTACTS Paul Middleton/Sue Middleton PHONE 0419 939 391/0422 046 457 EMAIL

Located in a brand new estate and surrounded by quality homes is this newly built 6 bedrooms, 3 bathroom brick home on a 5 acre cleared corner block with amazing views. 30 minutes to Midland and Joondalup shopping complexes and only 50 minutes to Perth CBD. This is a TRUE GEM! CONTACT Samantha Hill PHONE 0407 666 905 EMAIL

FALCON We welcome to the market this beautiful 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom home plus theatre room, separate entertainment room.Specifically designed for a large family or family plus grandparents. Set on an easy care 646m2 block. Open plan kitchen with generous storage, a centre island. Plenty of WOW factor here! CONTACTS Pauline Bill & Julie Isherwood/ PHONE 0487 832 539/0499 778 496 EMAIL

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Kinross 8 Whim Court

From $539,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 2

Leeming 1B Waraker Way

$649,000-$679,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Nestled in a peaceful cul-de-sac, 8 Whim Court offers open plan, low maintenance living. Full of warmth and character, this well designed home is perfectly suited to a young family looking for space and functionality. This large single story residence boasts 4 bedrooms and office (or fifth bedroom), 2 bathrooms, activity room, lounge room and open plan kitchen, living dining there is plenty of room for everyone! CONTACTS David Mead/Gemima Mead PHONE 0428 814 407/0428 814 407 EMAIL

An exciting prospect. This 1980's built 4 bed 2 bath home on a 509m2 parcel of land represents the perfect scenario for anybody looking to get into this fantastic sought after suburb for under $700,000. Whether you're looking for a home to live in or an investment or both, this really is a golden opportunity. CONTACT Greg Jones PHONE 0411 015 189 EMAIL

CALLING ALL FIRST HOME BUYERS OR INVESTORS ALIKE! Lynwood is your opportunity to secure an amazing home located 1/16 Tavistock Crescent This ideally at the heart of Lynwood. This outstanding property

From $389,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Mandurah 6 Phillips Way

From $359,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

feature three great size bedrooms, one bathroom and a great size living with kitchen and dining, secured paved easy care courtyard and a free standing lock up garage. CONTACT Rian Pratama PHONE 0400 110 438 EMAIL

NORTH YUNDERUP 3 bedroom,1 bathroom brick and tile home, well maintained and ready for you to move right in! Set on 1013sqm of land with easy drive through access to the huge powered shed with double carport attached. Alfresco overlooks the back yard. Easy access to freeway entries to Perth and Bunbury highways. CONTACTS Julie Isherwood & Pauline Bill/ PHONE 0499 778 496/0487 832 539 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Mandurah 11 Quairading Rise

$469,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mandurah 15 Yallingup Loop

From $385,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mandurah 402 Amarillo Drive

$850,000 - $880,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mandurah 73 Morfitt Street

From $499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 72

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DAWESVILLE All Class, this lovely 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home near Florida Beach. All bedrooms are spacious, master rm finished with timber frame shutters, large ensuite, walk-in robe. Open office, theatre, modern timber tile floors, fixtures second to none, neutral colour palate. Alfresco under main roof. Genuine side access all on 580m2. CONTACT Kathryn Fiorenza PHONE 0427 475 661 EMAIL

DAWESVILLE Not worth the headache of a new build, this family home is barely 6 months old and has genuine side access. Double size 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, r/c aircon, living with 31c ceilings, theatre, modern galley style kitchen on 617m2 block. Located in a quiet street, close to schools, estuary, beach and major shopping centre. CONTACT Kathryn Fiorenza PHONE 0427 475 661 EMAIL

KARNUP If it’s a tree change you want without compromise this 4Ha property is only 60kms from the heart of Perth City. 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom brick and tile home. Large powered workshop, water tank, bore, variety of fruit trees. Property tenanted until January 2016. CONTACT Kathryn Fiorenza PHONE 0427 475 661 EMAIL

This beautiful spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom plus study and theatre is positioned on a large 850sqm sized block with double garage and rear access to ample extra parking for boat, trailer or extra vehicles. Stone bench kitchen with s/steel appliances, 900mm oven, dishwasher, large bench space and storage, 31c ceilings. Fully retic gardens. CONTACT Cheeboon Lee PHONE 0450 026 811 EMAIL

Mandurah 14 Still Meadow Turn

From $430,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

CONTACT Rick Uren PHONE 0414 779 834 EMAIL

Mandurah 31 Hibbertia Follow

From $449,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mandurah 74D Gibson Street

From $329,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

HALLS HEAD With amazing value we are proud to offer this wonderful 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home within easy reach of all local amenities inc Seascapes Village Precinct. The beach is a short walk away. Located on a large 825 m2 block with 180 degree views of the ocean. It really does tick all of the boxes. Make your move for this property today! CONTACT Simon Goodwin PHONE 0432 039 627 EMAIL

Mandurah 70 Badgerup Avenue

From $439,000

MEADOW SPRINGS Magnificent open plan living, dining and family areas. The kitchen is extremely functional and offers ample workspaces, modern stainless steel appliances. Separate theatre room. Solar panels1.5kw, attic storage space, garden shed. Massive paved patio which includes decked area with a wonderful fish pond.

LAKELANDS This spacious 2009 Scott Park home offers 4 large bedrooms, theatre room, activity room, separate study, and 2 modern bathrooms. Fabulous Chefs kitchen, open plan separate living zones in this specifically designed home with space for every member of the family. Wide side access to park the boat and caravan. CONTACTS /Julie Isherwood & Pauline Bill PHONE 0499 778 496/0487 832 539 EMAIL

It is a pleasure to welcome to the market this appealing 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 car garage home unit. Located in the secure serene complex of 4 units offering privacy being the end unit. Close to CBD. If you are looking for the perfect option of a FIFO escape, retirees, first home buyers or investment this is it! CONTACTS /Pauline Bill & Julie Isherwood PHONE 0487 832 539/0499 778 496 EMAIL View more properties online at

FOR SALE Marmion 11 Verve Court

End Date Sale bed 4 bath 3 car 2

Marmion 9a Ozone Road

From $759,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Mount Claremont 3 Dryandra Way

$1,350,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Mullaloo 15 Knightsbridge Crescent

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

Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac amongst luxurious homes, 11 Verve Court is a hidden gem located within the Marmion landscape. A short stroll from the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this immaculate Shayne Le Roy designed home will exceed your expectations. Light filled, innovative, fresh & contemporary, this elegant home is built to the highest of standards & boasts top quality finishes throughout.

Marmion 19 Arkwell Way

Opportunities to buy this close to the beach in such an affordable price bracket are rare! Immaculate, free standing, single level three bed home neat as a pin in very quiet street across from bush land. Surrounded by new, quality homes, short walk to fabulous Braden Park, local shops / cafes and public transport. Ideal investment for the future live in or rent out, easy care lock up and leave. Rear, north / south aspect block, approx 435sqm.

Mindarie 3 Holyhead Green

Style & luxury awaits in this architecturally designed art deco home, one of only three houses with direct access to St Peters Square Park. The owners have an eye for detail, & this home is finished to perfection from the stone feature walls in the entrance & lounge, recessed ceilings, exquisite light fittings to the European bath in the ensuite. The lounge, kitchen, dining, rear yard & deck, main bedroom & 4th bedroom/ lounge all overlook the park. Situated near top Perth schools, 2 minutes from the train station, its just CONTACT Juliet Wills 10 minutes from the CBD & PHONE 0411 782 808 5 minutes to the beach. EMAIL

Mount Hawthorn 42A Brady Street

Introducing an absolute stunning transformation where a once uncut diamond has been changed into a sparkling jewel of a property. Now proudly displaying show home presentation with a refined elegance throughout, the executive residence is a top of the list must see! Close to all major amenities and less than 30 minutes to Perths CBD (off peak) the home rests in an ideal location to enjoy all of the beach lifestyle benefits that are on offer. CONTACT Stephen Simpson PHONE 0408 944 282 EMAIL

Mullaloo 8 Millimumul Way

CONTACTS David Mead/Gemima Mead PHONE 0428 814 407/0428 814 407 EMAIL

CONTACT Mary Peard PHONE 0407 151 153 EMAIL

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From $1,390,000 bed 4 bath 4 car 2

From $649,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 2

From $739,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

From $799,000

THIS WILL BE SOLD! Its the property with everything for a growing family plenty of well thought space on a 720sqm plot, a fabulous resort-style pool and deck area to soak up WAs sunny days and stunning ocean views towards Hillarys Marina to enjoy. Dont miss this rare opportunity to snap up a fully renovated large family home in the sought-after beachside suburb of Marmion. Accessed via a large aggregate driveway leading to a show stopping faade, this is a home designed to please. CONTACT Ben Keevers PHONE 0404 056 010 EMAIL

This stylish family home which has been fully renovated & finished to perfection & will not fail to impress with its fantastic location overlooking extensive parklands perfect for the kids to run & play, with close proximity to all amenities this is the ideal family home. CONTACT John Cowup PHONE 0411 37 36 35 EMAIL

This free standing modern rear home sits on a generous 368sqm survey strata lot in a secure and very convenient location. This home offers all the modern conveniences a young family can enjoy, contemporary dcor, free flowing dining and living area, a casual family room, a lovely kitchen and a large covered alfresco area. CONTACT Phyllis Gemelli PHONE 0407 386 501 EMAIL

Build your dream home on this large 1088sqm (approx) site in the ever popular & desirable Mullaloo coastal community. Well positioned, this North-West facing block of green title land has elevations to provide gorgeous views of the beautiful coastal sunset as well as park views in the opposite direction. There are not many vacant lots of land left in Mullaloo especially with the size & potential all round scenic views on offer here. CONTACTS David Mead/Gemima Mead PHONE 0428 814 407/0428 814 407 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



Mindarie Bristol Lane

$399,000 - $435,000 bed 1

bath 1 car 1

MONACO LIFESTYLE IN MINDARIE Ever dreamed of living a life of the rich and famous? Well, now is your chance and without the million dollar price tag!! On offer are 6 x gorgeous 1 bed, 1 bath and 1 & 2 parking bay apartments plus 1 x fantastic 2 bed, 2 bath and 2 parking bay apartment located in the stunningly positioned “THE MARINA” complex in Mindarie. A location like this is rare and beautiful. Living in a Marina Precinct THE MARINA Complex has stunning ocean and marina views overlooking “a picture of Monaco” with magnificent homes, beautiful sailing boats and vessels home to the stunning Mindarie Marina. The night and day lifestyle of this Marina will impress offering great restaurants, cafés, shops a micro brewery and the beautiful Claytons Beach. So if you are looking to live the perfect lifestyle, invest for your retirement or need a fantastic lock up and leave home – Your new home in THE MARINA complex has it all.

For more information, please contact:

Sharon Botha 0409 309 106

Large entertaining balconies for those beautiful summer nights or cosy winter coffees. Secure and spacious lock up and leave storerooms Split system Air Conditioning in living and bedroom areas Double glass front built in robes in bedrooms Modern Kitchen with European appliances and stone kitchen bench tops Double vanities in en-suite bathrooms Timber floors throughout with quality carpeted bedrooms 74

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FOR SALE Nollamara 2/352 Wanneroo Road

$359,000 - $399,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

SECURE AND CONVENIENT - Perfect for mum! Desirably located minutes to public transport, shopping and everything else you need, this terrific 2 bedroom villa with a triple sized courtyard & heaps of roller shutters all nestled in a small group of well-maintained villas. CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

Well Presented & Good Size Villa in Superb Location This villa featurs an internal living area of 115m2, ideally located, close to schools, transport and is just 9kms from the CBD & only 10Km to Trigg Beach. Land Size 239sqm & House Size 115m2. Lease in place 11 Months. $350 per week.

Nollamara 2/9 Maltarra Place

From $389,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

CONTACT Gayle Fitzmaurice PHONE 0437 180 094 EMAIL

THE HIGH LIFE Nollamara this immaculate home and be impressed with its endless 3/151 Hillsborough Drive Enter pizzazz!

Nollamara 3/258 Flinders Street

bed 3 bath 2 car 2

bed 3 bath 2 car 2

$509,000 - $539,000

Nollamara 398c Flinders Street

$455,000 - $475,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Nollamara 3A Braewood Court

From $399,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2 76

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Enough space for the whole family and some with 3 huge bedrooms, all with built in robes, 2 stunning bathrooms PLUS a powder room! CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

TOP TOWNHOUSE This neat and tidy townhouse is tucked away at the rear of a small group of 3 with 2 single story villa's at the front offering an easy & private lifestyle. CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

SPACIOUS VILLA Perfect location and fantastic layout, this would suit an investor or home buyer. Quiet cul-de-sac location, timeless limestone brick build and easy access to Perth CBD, public transport and Wanneroo Road makes this one a WINNER! CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

From $495,000

You will be pleasantly surprised with its abundance of space, boasting separate lounge and a deluxe kitchen with plenty of cupboards overlooking the family & meals area opening to the rear covered alfresco. CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

Nollamara 3B Vermont Street


$375,000 - $395,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

North Perth 5 Auckland Street

From $1,025,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Its A Hidden Gem!

A home to fall in love with!... this beautifully presented street front villa will leave you feeling like YOU’VE FOUND THE ONE. Extra-large bedrooms with separate living, dining and a spacious courtyard for entertaining your friends are just a few perks of this beauty. CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

This gorgeous house has been renovated and extended to create a home intended for modern living, whilst retaining all of its the charm & character features. As soon as you walk up the path, you know you are going to find something special. The front of the home features polished jarrah floor boards, high ceilings, ornate cornices, skirting, architraves and fireplaces. CONTACT Phyllis Gemelli PHONE 0407 386 501 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Ocean Reef 15 Troubridge Retreat

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

Ocean Reef 2 Weldwood Road

From $749,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 3

Padbury 209 Gibson Avenue

From $599,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Padbury 89 Macquarie Avenue

$699,000 - $749,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

Well maintained home in a sought after family friendly cul de sac, hop skip and jump to the schools, shops, parks, minutes from the coastal walk trail & beach, this is coastal living at its best! Double side access gates should you want to park your boat/caravan off the street or a service way should you wish to put a granny flat out the back with plenty of room left over on this 800sqm block! CONTACT Phil Smith

Ocean Reef 18 Carroo Heights

With 3 living areas, high ceilings, renovated kitchen & laundry plus rear access to a big workshop – this spacious family home ticks lots of boxes. Reverse cycle air conditioning, 2 gas points, roller shutters, security screen doors, rain water tank, garden shed & so much more!! Block size 714 sqm Year Built 1987. Call today for a private inspection or further information.

Padbury 11 Gregory Avenue

PHONE 0411 411 276 EMAIL

CONTACT Juliet Wills PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

From $799,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

From $679,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

If you enjoy entertaining then this is the one youve been looking for! Sitting proud on a 781sqm block, this wonderful home boasts two separate light and bright living areas, 3 spacious bedrooms and one magnificent outdoor entertaining area complete with an outside bar and caf blinds to entertain your friends all year round. This home is an entertainers gem so be quick to secure this one!

Padbury 21 MacLeay Drive

Once in a while a property comes to the market that will impress the fussiest of buyers and this is definitely that property. You will be the envy of all your friends when you invite them to enjoy the resort style back yard complete with swimming pool, bbq area and enough grass for the kids to play. The indoors and outdoors are seamlessly merged by the bi-fold doors off the kitchen making this home an entertainers dream come true.

Parkwood 8 Anteo Court

CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

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From $579,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

From $519,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Sitting pretty in a prime cul de sac location near schools, shops, parks and transport links. This immaculate spacious quality family home must be viewed to fully appreciate. Boasting solid marri flooring to the majority of the living areas, and timeless sophisticated decor throughout, this flexible spacious home will appeal to many. CONTACT Berny Wales PHONE 0407 994 052 EMAIL

This truly stunning property incorporates lifestyle and contemporary class all in one. Featuring modern, bright & spacious living areas serviced by a stylish and well-appointed kitchen, this beautiful home is perfect for entertaining your family & friends all year round. Offering a great layout with an awesome outdoor area this home is thoughtfully designed to achieve a CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil suave atmosphere. PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

This well presented home has been tastefully renovated and offers comfortable easy care living for the whole family to enjoy. Nestled in a superb location this three bedroom home has generous living areas, spacious bedrooms and a fantastic outdoor entertaining area making it perfect for you to enjoy every aspect this sensational home has to offer. CONTACT Jarrod O'Neil PHONE 0411 103 617 EMAIL

Whether you are looking for your first or an investment home, you are guaranteed to be impressed with this lovely home situated on a peaceful whisper quiet cul-de-sac location This outstanding property features great size lounge room, good size bedrooms with BIR, ducted evaporative air-conditioning system and much more features. CONTACT Vicktor Sutrisno PHONE 0422 774 044 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Piara Waters 25 Terracina Parkway

From $499,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Port Kennedy 17 Alcazar Avenue

Buyers Over $349,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Quinns Rocks 12 Durban Way

From $859,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Quinns Rocks 20 Ceduna Way

From $449,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 78

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Display-Style Quality Epitomising flawless low-maintenance living, this stunning near-new 3 bedroom 2 bathroom residence occupies a position amongst other immaculate homes in the magnificent Riva Estate in the fast-growing suburb of Piara Waters. CONTACTS Wayne Hocking/Megan Stone PHONE 0414 863 854/0407 120 166 EMAIL

What a great opportunity to live in a well presented 4x2 home that's only meters to a beautiful park. The home itself is immaculate and contains front lounge, dining and family rooms. The kitchen has a dishwasher recess, gas hotplate, wall oven, built in pantry and is neat and tidy. CONTACT Mitchell Russell PHONE 0430 574 655 EMAIL

Piara Waters 48 Wycliffe Turn

$540,000-$560,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Fantastic opportunity to secure this brand new home under construction and due for completion in approximately August 2015. Why wait when all the hard work will be done, all you need to do is complete the home internally with your own taste. This lovely home built by Dale Alcock Homes on a 400 sqm block with 178 sqm of living and a total of 230 sqm. CONTACT Karen Lloyd PHONE 0421 614 447 EMAIL

Port Kennedy 18 Laredo Bend

Buyers Over $349,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

A wonderful opportunity to live in a great location opposite a family friendly park in St Michel Estate. With 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms this home has so much to offer the young family or retirees. The home itself has a front lounge room, dining and spacious family room. CONTACT Mitchell Russell PHONE 0430 574 655 EMAIL

Nestled in a quiet street with a stunning grand entrance this cleverly designed home radiates elegance & is just a short stroll from the white sand & crystal blue waters of the pristine Quinns Rocks Beach. Spacious open plan with high ceilings & sophistication, mixing top of the range features with timeless design elements in a low maintenance setting. Immaculate in every way this modern residence offers resort style living with a truly contemporary edge. CONTACTS David Mead/Gemima Mead PHONE 0428 814 407/0428 814 407 EMAIL

Enjoy a short stroll to the beach from this sought after Quinns Rocks of Quinn's Rocks. This charming spacious Family 181 Santa Barbara Parade location home impressive in its versatility with a lovely outdoor set up

Quality Content Living built Exceptional value in this sought after pocket of Quinns Rocks. Neutral decor means that you can put your individual stamp on this property at minimal cost. Big open plan-living with a high elevated outlook from rear outdoor entertaining area. Lovely quiet street.

Ridgewood 2 Boyle Road

CONTACT Jeff Parkes PHONE 0418 923 989 EMAIL

$559,000-$579,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Offers bed 4 bath 2 car 2

that is sure to keep you entertained all year round. CONTACTS Kathy McGurk/Steve Wilcox PHONE 0451 669 139/0421 277 366 EMAIL

Boasting a modern, eye catching front facade this four bedroom, two bathroom home is located in the highly sought after suburb of Ridgewood and has plenty of room to spread out and enjoy. Designed for comfortable living, the property features a separate formal lounge room or home theatre and open plan casual living areas. CONTACT Jan Buchanan PHONE 0408 802 381 EMAIL View more properties online at

FOR SALE Ridgewood 10 Rathkeale Blvd

$489,000 - $509,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Ridgewood 60 Ashbourne Avenue

$419,000 - $439,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Rockingham 8 Broughton Way

$420,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Safety Bay 15 Hughes Court

Buyers Over $499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 1

This spacious & well-presented home with large rear garden and unique exercise & entertainment pool offers great value for your money, excellent for a family but also ideal for investors. The property is currently tenanted until 06 November 2015 @ $480p/week. CONTACT Tertius Du Toit PHONE 0416 239 306 EMAIL

This immaculate one year old Ridgewood property with modern interiors, sizeable proportions and a desirable aspect set on an easy care 254m2 block combine to create this well-appointed home. This light filled property boasts a superb position only moments from all the amenities of Butler and local transport. CONTACT Kim Riley PHONE 0449 781 685 EMAIL

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom is a must sell property!! Owner is Ridgewood I need to sell!!! This is the perfect opportunity to 35 Whitsunday Avenue screaming snap up a bargain and secure a healthy investment. Come

$409,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Rockingham 21 Dargin Way

$369,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

and add your finishing touches and change this good home into a spectacular one. CONTACT Tertius Du Toit PHONE 0416 239 306 EMAIL

This clean well presented property is a rare find having been freshly painted inside and out plus a new driveway. The highly polished jarrah lock wood floors are a feature throughout the home. The location is superb looking over the Stan Twight Reserve and only minutes from public transport, schools, Rockingham Shopping centre and beaches. CONTACT David Lomax PHONE 0409 084 940 EMAIL

No other property to compare for value at this price and owner wants sold. The home is cleanly presented and has extensive use of tiling throughout being hardwearing and easy to maintain. The front entry leads to lounge room which features high exposed beams and split reverse cycle air conditioner to keep you cool in summer and warm in winter. CONTACT David Lomax

Safety Bay 11 Cutlass Place

Come and take a browse at this beautifully presented 4 bedroom 2 bathroom family home situated on a great size 682m2 block. This lovely property is situated in a quite cul-de-sac, next to a beautiful park, close to schools and only a 5minute walk to the beautiful Safety Bay beaches.

Don't go past this magnificently located cleanly presented Safety Bay unit across the road from beach and overlooking the 2 38/436 Safety Bay Road 2b/r underground swimming pools in this modern complex of

PHONE 0409084940 EMAIL

CONTACT Vandy Russell PHONE 0424 937 034 EMAIL

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Buyers Over $650,000 bed 6 bath 2 car 3

From $289,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Heaps of parking for the family. Bright, fresh property situated in a quiet culdesac. Great property offering accommodation for the largest of families. Pitched 90sqm workshop plus double garage. Sparkling below ground pool with large lawned area and lovely gazebo. Bring the dog and trampoline. Plenty of room for all. CONTACT Julie Pym PHONE 0411 436 537 EMAIL

units. Absolute prime real estate currently leased and there is none better on the market for investment or to live in or to keep as a holiday pad. CONTACT David Lomax PHONE 0409 084 940 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Safety Bay 53 Kurrajong Road

Offers Over $440,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Salter Point 13 Crowley Vista

From $1,495,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Scarborough 3/14 Colin Road

From $599,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

Secret Harbour 17 Bianco Place

Buyers Over $419,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 80

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This is just a lovely family home with plenty of space and appeal. The kitchen is extremely large with a country feel, surrounded by family television room, family dining space and loads of bench top area, all overlooking outdoor living. As this totals to an open large area, it lends itself to functional large family living. CONTACTS John Satherley/Fran Satherley PHONE 0414 447 343/ EMAIL

This gorgeous family home located in the prestigious Mt Henry Estate is superbly designed and perfect for the modern family. The home has a very functional floorplan, with an abundance of natural light, quality appliances, fittings and fixtures, this home will IMPRESS. CONTACT Phyllis Gemelli PHONE 0407 386 501 EMAIL

A Location That’s Hard to Beat Renovated 3x1x1 villa with a fantastic entertaining area. Featuring additional parking, recessed fish tank and located walking distance to Brighton Road, shops, cafes and minutes to the foreshore. CONTACT Mandy Bizzaca PHONE 0409 915 210 EMAIL

SECRET HARBOUR SPECIAL! PRICED TO SELL IMMEDIATELY This 4x2 on a quiet leafy street sits on a whopping 604sqm plot with rear access and masses of room for a pool AND shed. Great first home and nice secure yard. Two spacious living areas with double solid doors available to separate the front lounge to main living. CONTACT Julie Pym PHONE 0411 436 537 EMAIL

Safety Bay 54 Charthouse Road

Buyers Over $419,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

CONTACT Graham York PHONE 0467 773 977 EMAIL

Scarborough 1/7 Ventnor Street

$495,000-$530,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Superbly renovated and elevated ground floor corner unit. 82sqm of living with views. Spacious 2 bedroom, lounge/dining, study nook plus handy garage. Walk to the beach. Hurry! This won't last. CONTACT David Lynch PHONE 0409 955 554 EMAIL

Secret Harbour 15 Hassars Road

Buyers Over $749,000 bed 5 bath 2 car 3

From the secure enclosed front yard with intercom entry and tranquil water garden to the warm and stunning interior with beautiful entry and flowing design. Triple garaging with rear roller door leading to rear huge undercover alfresco INCLUDING outdoor kitchen and BBQ PLUS lawned area and gorgeous pool area. It's got the lot. CONTACT Julie Pym PHONE 0411 436 537 EMAIL

Secret Harbour 3 Cottesloe Crescent

Buyers Over $499,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

WALK to BEACHES, PARKS, SHOPS, SCHOOLS and PUBLIC TRANSPORT. With a bonus large Teenagers Retreat/potential Granny Flat, plumbing and natural gas installed, you will be surprised at how functional this lovely family home comes together.

On offer is this genuine family home boasting heaps of extras that will make living here so easy. Complete with 4 large bedrooms all with robes, theatre room with custom made cupboards and projector screen, renovated kitchen with luxury appliances including 2 ovens, Bosch dishwasher, easy care wooden floors & all freshly painted so you can just move in and relax. CONTACT Phil Carnaby PHONE 0418 910 824 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Shoalwater 6/34 Penguin Road

$399,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Sorrento 46 Harman Road

From $989,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

St James 36 Emily Street

Auction bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Tapping 21 Galileo Avenue

From $629,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Immaculate 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1 lock up garage with parking at the rear. Front unit in well maintained complex of 10. Approximately 150 metres to the oceans edge. Listen to the waves lapping gently onto the shore, while enjoying the cool sea breeze during our hot summer days and nights. CONTACTS Graham York/Helen York PHONE 0467 773 977/0407 727 732 EMAIL

Shoalwater 71 Carlisle Street

From $789,000 bed 5 bath 3 car 2

Massive ocean view 2 storey spacious family home. Situated just a short stroll to the beach & Hillarys Marina. Featuring a grand tiled foyer with a stunning winding Jarrah staircase, a large formal lounge & dining room, a chefs gourmet kitchen with stainless steel bench tops & quality appliances, a meals area plus another large family living area. Out doors there is an alfresco entertaining area, below ground pool & spa with glass fencing plus paved play area. CONTACTS Mary Peard/Kathy Clement PHONE 0407 151 153/0403 539 820 EMAIL

Sorrento 5 Drakes Walk


Stirling 8 St Anne Place

SUB-DIVIDE AND CONQUER seriously this may be the best opportunity for 2015. Rarely does an original brick and tile home on 1011sqm of land become available even rarer is that property can be retained and subdivided subdivision has been CONTACT Tash Welburn conditionally approved. PHONE 0409 884 176 EMAIL

You will need to step inside this star to truly understand the sheer size! Ideally located in the sought after suburb of Tapping, this stunning home features high quality inclusions & multiple large living areas making it perfect for family living. CONTACT Kim Riley PHONE 0449 781 685 EMAIL

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From $999,000 bed 1 bath 1 car 0

From $775,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Thornlie 2 Spruce Place

From $599,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Have you ever thought about living closer to the beach? Watching the sun set over the water on an evening? Strolling down, sitting on the sand and listening as the waves crash onto the shore. Looking for that special somewhere that the kids can grow up surrounded by sun, sand and surf? Welcome to 71 Carlisle Street in Shoalwater! Here, this can become your reality! CONTACT Ashley Beard PHONE 0433 323 717 EMAIL

With a very liveable beach cottage (see pictures) and within just metres of Sorrento Beach this property is perfect for a dip & breakfast at the iconic Voyage Caf or walk to the Marina for dinner. Perhaps you still have a young family in which case Sacred Heart College is also simply a short stroll away! Plan for your future lifestyle & consider a building project at this stunning coastal location on an 806sqm lot with a massive 43metre frontage! Take a drive & have a walk on this block today, as this is a must see in 3D property! CONTACT Les Lindsay PHONE 0407 420 384 EMAIL

This spacious property located on a small cul-de-sac, offers a lucky family the opportunity to secure a home to create wonderful memories for years to come. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living areas, games room, a modern kitchen and good size backyard theres plenty of room for everyone. CONTACT Damien Lloyd PHONE 0410 574 626 EMAIL

This immaculately presented home inside and out is ready for someone who will appreciate what this home has to offer. Built on a generous 631 sqm corner block located in one of the best areas of Thornlie surrounded by lovely homes and close to schools, shopping centres and train station. Get in quick to secure this home before it is too late. CONTACT Karen Lloyd PHONE 0421 614 447 EMAIL june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


FOR SALE Thornlie 4/7 Lester Drive

From $429,000 bed 3 bath 2 car 2

Tuart Hill 2/72 Federal Street

Low to Mid $400k's bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Waikiki 82 Gnangara Drive

$399,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 4

Warnbro 55 Manly Crescent

Buyers Over $419,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2 82

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To a spacious street front unit in a quiet complex freshly painted and new carpets ready for you to move in, relax and enjoy. Located close to Roe Hwy perfect for FIFO or airport access, transport, schools & shops only minutes away. Fantastic 1st home, investment or downsize, the choice is yours. Get in quick and enjoy your new home with nothing to do. CONTACT Jemima Botha

Trigg 113 Chrysostom Street

HIDDEN GEM Whether you’re starting out, downsizing or growing your investment portfolio, this beautifully presented, stand-alone villa is nestled in a private and secure position, sure to tick ALL the boxes.

Two Rocks 68 Caraway Loop

PHONE 0416 406 410 EMAIL

CONTACT David Weir PHONE 0402 930 908 EMAIL

This value packed property is on offer for under $400,000 better be quick as it offers value buying. Starting with 4x2 with the main bathroom newly renovated and laundry, newly renovated stunning kitchen with gloss laminate bench tops, stainless steel appliances ample cupboards and dishwasher. CONTACT Melissa Mendes PHONE 0400 459 411 EMAIL

Great family home just waiting for you. This lovely home offers 216m2 of living space that will bring family and friends together. With a fantastic enclosed gabled patio that is awesome for family get togethers with bar included for great entertaining. This property is priced to sell, so be quick. CONTACT Vandy Russell PHONE 0424 937 034 EMAIL

$1,500,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

CONTACT Les Lindsay PHONE 0407 420 384 EMAIL

What a great opportunity to purchase a stunning brand new home on massive 2.5 acres block in the new Breakwater Estate.Surrounded by beautiful old trees the property features a massive Ross North built family home, a huge 10x15m boat shed, stunning outdoor areas and landscaped gardens.

From $995,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

Warnbro 10/4 Bristol Street

$299,000 - $320,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 1

bed 2 bath 1 car 1

Here's your chance to snap up a well-presented 3 bedroom home in the heart of popular Warnbro. Whether you're considering downsizing or investing in a first home, this spick and span villa, close to local schools, public transport, parks and shops, could be just the ticket with its combination of manageable living spaces and low-maintenance mature gardens. CONTACT Andreas Nikakos PHONE 0413 962 074 EMAIL

Warwick 6/86 Ellersdale Avenue

From $399,000

Perfectly located at the sought after northern end of this child friendly street - this stunning 4 bedroom 2 bathroom family home ticks many boxes.With stylish limestone clad finish, plantation shutters to most windows, fully ducted reverse cycle A/C & Blackbutt floors this modern contemporary home also overlooks a sparkling pool with an outlook east toward Trigg bushland.

Welcome to this spotless villa, perfectly placed within a quiet complex opposite Warwick Shopping Centre & footsteps away from medical centres, public transport, cinemas etc. Living room with reverse-cycle air-conditioning & gas bayonet, meals/dining nook, lovely kitchen, private outdoor entertaining area with timber/alsynite all-weather patio & gas bayonet for BBQing, alarm system & gas storage HWS. With quality retirement living becoming increasingly hard to find it really is a sound investment! CONTACT Belinda Lawrence PHONE 0432 547 921 EMAIL

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FOR SALE Wembley Downs 40 Sulman Road

From $720,000 bed 2 bath 1 car 1

This solid brick and tile home, in walking distance to some of Perth's very best schools, offers two double bedrooms, open plan living/dining, a central bathroom, a neat kitchen and undercover parking. Other features include reverse cycle air-conditioning (in living area), and a large backyard. Build or extend - the opportunities are endless. CONTACT Juliet Wills PHONE 0411 782 808 EMAIL

Wembley 179 Daglish Street

Mid $900,000's bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Have you ever dreamed of having the perfect lock up and Wembley apartment in a sought after suburb? Look no further, 28/237 Cambridge Street leave this stylish and renovated 2x1 apartment in a secure complex

West Leederville 15 Kimberley Street

bed 2 bath 1 car 1

bed 4 bath 1

End Date Sale

is yours to call home. Everything has been done for you with a neutral colour scheme and functional layout all you have to do is move in. CONTACT Dean Bradley PHONE 0411 110 779 EMAIL

This is a rare opportunity to purchase a wonderful home in one of Perth's premier suburbs. A stunning character home circa 1950's with an extension that provides a large open plan living/dining space. All the great character features of its era including high ceilings & polished jarrah floor boards feature throughout.


CONTACT Dean Bradley PHONE 0411 110 779 EMAIL

Only so often does a property of this calibre become available for you to enjoy. Located in a great spot close to cafes, shopping, almost smack bang in the middle of Subiaco and Leederville the locale of this Federation style property simply cannot be faulted. Large bedrooms, two inviting courtyards and open plan living. CONTACT Dean Bradley PHONE 0411 110 779 EMAIL

Woodvale 181 Timberlane Drive

$749,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

STEP INSIDE AND DISCOVER... ...All the delights of this wonderful family home. Double front French doors leading into a wide entry hall with solid timber floors extending into the very elegant formal lounge/dining, step down separate family room, a further separate games room with a ‘study nook’ and an entry from the carport. Outdoors is sensational with a wrap around pitched patio, lock down café blinds, 2 separate areas for entertaining, lovely lawn area & awesome pool area. Completely fenced and in a sunken secluded garden with overhead sails, makes this a perfect spot to just laze away on your water lounges next summer. This is just the perfect home for you and your family with everything you could want. Close to schools, shops, easy access to walkways through Woodvale Waters and beautiful Palm Park. Don’t miss out on this one, it’s a Pearler !!!!!

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FOR SALE Yanchep 12 Sweep Ridge

From $579,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Yanchep 19 Mullins Way

From $570,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

Located in prestigious Ocean Lagoon Estate, only meters from the pristine beach this property will make families happy who are looking for the fabulous Yanchep lifestyle in a sophisticated and safe environment.The family home features 4 big bedrooms, plus activity area, plus theatre room/lounge, plus games area, huge open plan living and a modern kitchen. CONTACT Peggy Middelveld

Yanchep 17 Harlequin Way

Dream home alert - this unique, modern family home is perfect for those looking for space, style and quality in their new residence!The home has been built with sophisticated family living in mind and features display home finishings and fittings throughout, practical and well thought-out layout plus superb outdoor area with pool it has it all!

Yarloop 3 Teesdale Street

PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

From $569,000 bed 4 bath 2 car 2

$239,000 bed 3 bath 1 car 2

Located in prestigious Ocean Lagoon Estate, only meters from the pristine beach this property allows even the biggest family to enjoy the fabulous Yanchep lifestyle.The massive home features 4 big bedrooms, plus sunken theatre/lounge open plan living and a covered outdoor area - all that on massive 721m prime coastal land only meters to the pristine beach! CONTACT Peggy Middelveld PHONE 0415 566 825 EMAIL

Very neat 3 bedroom 1 bathroom in the idyllic town of Yarloop. Timber laminate flooring throughout, large living areas with tile fire. R/cycle air-conditioning, gas cooking, electric HWS. Enclosed patio area for use all year round. 1012m2 block, double lockup garage and two garden sheds. First home, retire to or good return on investment. CONTACT Kathryn Fiorenza PHONE 0427 475 661 EMAIL

THINKING OF SELLING? Yokine 17C Daley Street

Mid - High $600k's bed 3 bath 2 car 2

This gorgeous, free-standing, three bedroom, two bathroom townhouse is situated at the rear of 3 making it incredible private and secure. With light and bright open spaces throughout and a simply stunning and serene courtyard; this home is one you will want to make your own. CONTACT Dean Bradley PHONE 0411 110 779 EMAIL


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BY GEORGE, THEY'VE GOT IT St.George Bank Perth is giving small businesses a helping hand with an innovative new way to keep everyday running costs affordable. AS A SMALL business, fixed overheads such as office rent, utilities and insurance can make a significant dent in the company’s limited budget during the set-up phase. St.George Bank Perth is helping small businesses alleviate some of the costs associated with business set-up by offering the newly opened St.George Bank Business Hub - located on Level 1 of their Central Park branch in the heart of Perth’s CBD – to SMEs, free of charge.  “Small to medium business is recognised as the engine room of the Australian economy, and makes up 97 per cent of businesses in WA,” said Beata Brennan, regional general manager SME Banking WA. “The new Perth Hub, coupled with the tax rates cuts and tax write-offs announced in the Federal Budget, means now is a great time to be a small business in WA,” she said. The St.George Bank Business Hub is a fully-serviced, shared office space and boardroom facility available to all SMEs regardless of whether they are a St.George Bank customer or not. And here’s the best part - it’s all on offer for free. The space, which can accommodate 20 people at a time, offers free Wi-Fi, top of the range Mac desktops and MacBooks,


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telephones, printers, stationery, daily newspapers, a kitchenette, along with the perfect city centre location for business meetings – all with no cost or catch attached. “St.George Bank has strong relationships with many of the SMEs in WA and it is important to us to give something back to that community.

“Following on from the success of our Sydney-based Business Hub, we knew that offering the same facility here would offer great value to WA businesses that might not have the funds available to rent in the CBD,” Beata said. “Using the space gives SMEs a fully serviced professional environment to work in, an opportunity to network, and allows for more available funds to reinvest in their business. It also alleviates the loneliness for some sole traders.” SMEs can simply pop in to the Business Hub and a friendly St.George team member will be on hand to offer a personal tour of the space. The logistics of running a small business from the CBD just got a whole lot easier thanks to St.George. PL To trial the co-working space yourself, simply email to book your spot.









Contact Boyd Reilly

0439 906 022 9753 0888

Perfect for a tree change, this large 4 bed, 2 bath home in a 5031sqm block is located in highly sought after, picturesque, rural retreat of Ambergate. Only 8mins from Busselton town centre, you have the best of both worlds. Enjoy your own tranquil retreat in a family friendly community with all the facilities of Busselton close by.





Contact Alf Fandry

0407 441 140 9758 0300

Chapman Hill

Wow, 4 bed, 3 bath, 2 living areas and a massive alfresco deck makes this home suitable for a large family whether it’s for holidays or permanent living. Located at the far northern part of town amongst modern homes this property has amazing inlet views in a quiet and private location. View the views today!


Contact Justin Geracitano 0423 524 524 9753 0888

This gorgeous 12ha property is a unique combination of rural design and tranquillity, ticking all the boxes to enjoy the good life. This is an intelligently designed 3 bed, 2 bath solar home against a backdrop of Busselton’s most impressive views of the Geographe Bay, clear pasture and premium bushlands. Call me for all the details and a private viewing.





Contact Beth Sibon

0418 937 438 9755 5123

An exceptionally well laid out floor plan makes for harmonious family living in this 4 bed, 2 bath home. Constructed of brick and Colorbond, this spacious abode comes complete with a very workable kitchen, a formal lounge/sitting room, a double lock-up garage (including extra man-cave space), oodles of storage throughout, and walk in robes to 3 of the 4 bedrooms.

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Contact Alf Fandry

Where else would you get these sensational ocean views with a solid 3 bed 2 bath home at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in a picturesque coastal town at this price? Come and check it out and secure a fabulous holiday retreat now!




0407 441 140 9758 0300

Contact Rosemary Lynch 0418 932 546 9792 1888

Stunning 4 bed home with high ceilings, study and theatre or living room, open plan kitchen. Family, meals and games room overlook the terraced lawn area, outdoor alfresco and gabled patio. 5508sqm of land surrounded by trees, gives a peaceful setting for the home and space for all the family. Small garden shed, 1000L storage tank, scheme water.



From $570,000

Contact Jill Turton

0418 933 345 9755 5123

Great home for family living set in a quiet cul-de-sac on 769sqm with plenty of spacious living and outdoor areas. Built before 2000, it is in good condition and features lovely light large open-plan living/dining/kitchen area, separate lounge and children’s activity area. The main bedroom is a good size with room for a small sitting area and includes ensuite and walk-in robe.




Expressions of Interest

Contact Rosemary Lynch 0418 932 546 9792 1888

The best of the best with uninterrupted ocean views has come on the market for sale. For those who cannot live without water, this home has magnificent ocean views from most windows of this 2 storey mansion. 4 bed, 3 living areas and gourmet kitchen overlooking outdoor entertaining area. Upstairs has a large balcony to relax and watch the magical sunsets.

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THE FRIENDLY COAST It’s the lifestyle we all aspire to and the south west is blessed with some of the best coastal real estate anywhere in Australia. So don’t delay, says Brian Martin of Stocker Preston, make the move today. Images courtesy of CITY OF BUSSELTON

WHAT ARE YOU waiting for? Stop talking about it and make the sea change you’ve been dreaming about. The amount of times I hear directly or indirectly from people who want to make the move down south but put it in the ‘too hard’ basket is very common. Conversely the people I meet who did make the move all say it’s the best thing they ever did - and wished they had done so earlier. There are four main community coastal towns within the Shire of Busselton, all within a short drive of each other. They all have one thing in common - they’ve been built on some of the most spectacular coastline and pristine beaches in the world.


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YALLINGUP Yallingup is a cool and funky little surfers’ community coastal town built on the hill looking over Yallingup Main Break, with a number of other world-class surfing breaks north and south of Yals, all within a short distance of each other.

EAGLE BAY Then there’s Eagle Bay, an exclusive and very small coastal community town surrounded by neighbouring farms with the town facing due north. With a stunning bay like this one, you would think you were somewhere in the Mediterranean.

DUNSBOROUGH Dunsborough is the next largest community coastal town with a population of about 5,000 people. Come peak season, this population triples. The town provides a great life on the coast which caters for people of all ages. There is a large shopping centre with a major supermarket and retail stores. The centre of town has a diverse range of shopping facilities to choose from as well as cafés, restaurants and bars. The town also has playing fields catering for many ball sports and also a world-class golf course built around a residential area. Residents whose properties back onto the course and are also members have the added benefit of their own electric golf buggy and drive

from home to the golf club. You don’t get that option at many courses in Perth. The coast also has great boating facilities with moorings and boat ramps in Quindalup and at Old Dunsborough. There are also public BBQ and table facilities at most of the popular beaches, ideal for the great outdoors living. Come April every year, the salmon are running along the coast from Cape Leeuwin to Cape Naturaliste, turning the corner heading along the northern bays and beaches. For people who love to walk, jog or take their bike for a spin, there is a sealed path starting in Old Dunsborough following the coastline up to the end of Quindalup and recently now joining a path that extends to Busselton.

BUSSELTON The City of Busselton is the largest community coastal town of them all with the most infrastructure and facilities. It’s well known internationally as the gateway to the south west and the Margaret River Wine Region. The town has all the shops and services of the big city but on a much smaller scale. Proclaimed a city on January 21, 2012, the Busselton district is one of the fastest growing regions in Western Australia. With a current population of about 34,000, the city is already preparing for future growth with a number of new developments under construction

comprising residential suburbs and larger lifestyle semi-rural blocks. The foreshore of Busselton is home to the iconic Busselton Jetty which is set in the wonderful glistening waters of Geographe Bay. Extending 1.8km into the bay, the heritage-listed Busselton Jetty is the longest timber jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Jump on board the famous Jetty Train to reach the spectacular Underwater Observatory. Descend 8m below the water’s surface to discover some of the 300 different marine species below the jetty. Another favourite pasttime for locals and visitors is fishing from the jetty, trying to catch a free feed. The foreshore is currently undergoing some major redevelopment which will include picnic areas with shelter seating and BBQs.  A water/adventure play area for children, plus a newly designed skatepark and youth facilities centre are on the cards as well as a five-star short-stay resort accommodation and a micro-brewery to add to the already vibrant restaurant mix.

Last November, Busselton welcomed its first visiting cruise ship to include the city in its itinerary, when the Diamond Princess transferred over 2,000 passengers and crew ashore for an eight-hour visit. This inaugural visit was the first of 16 visits from various vessels scheduled until 2017 with plans well underway to have a dedicated cruise landing facility incorporated on the world famous Busselton Jetty. Don’t forget too about the Port Geographe Marina with canal lot living, located just 6km north of the township. It’s a popular destination for sailing, fishing, diving and recreational boating. It provides one of the few sheltered havens for boaters on this coast, with a first class marina facility, mixed with hospitality and a strong community spirit in a relaxed environment that the region is famous for. The bay area is home to Geographe Bay Race Week (February), the largest yachting regatta in WA. The foreshore here has just completed some development for a new

playground and public BBQ facilities. Busselton is also home to the Ironman Triathlon West Australia (May) and numerous other sporting, social and cultural activities throughout the year which also includes the annual Southbound Music Festival. Running south from the Jetty is Queen Street. A two-minute walk along this thoroughfare will have you at the ArtGeo Cultural Complex, offering a fusion of art, culture and heritage. Continue along for another two minutes and you will be in the heart of the CBD. The city centre itself offers all the conveniences you might need including major supermarkets, banks, pharmacists, travel agents, Stocker Preston’s Busselton office and more. Make time to stroll through iconic Fig Tree Lane between Prince and Kent streets for a bit of retail therapy or watch the world go by at one of the funky small bars or cafes. Planning is well underway to expand the Busselton regional airport to establish regular interstate flights and is set to significantly increase tourism numbers

THE COMMUNITY Finally and most importantly is the community itself. There’s s no better feeling than living in such a pristine, beautiful part of the world, only two hours drive south from Perth. The dynamic and growing region features magnificent beaches, rich agricultural soil, well established services and exciting work opportunities, making it a great place for families. It is the friendly, welcoming region with a high sense of community and connectedness - that’s what makes this place so special. With endless options currently available on the market, you can finally call the south west home. If you would like some assistance in finding the property of your dreams, come and visit me at the new Stocker Preston office on Queen Street in the centre of Busselton. What are you waiting for? Make this popular destination your home today. PL Speak to Brian Martin, Sales Consultant for Stocker Preston to make a seachange now on  0429 046 226.

THE GOOD LIFE Busselton and the south west offer high quality lifestyle options for those who make the break from the urban rat race. Right, Brian Martin of Stocker Preston can help make those dreams a reality.

to the region. Tourism is one of the region’s major industries and contributes significantly to income and employment in the Shire of Busselton, with visitor numbers exceeding 600,000 per annum.


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Contact Louis De Chiera 0418 909 899 9756 8888




Contact Tony Farris

0417 951 838 9756 8888

Eagle Bay

Prime location near the beach - brand new luxury residence - 4 bed, 2 bath - north facing private deck built in outdoor kitchen - secure parking - drive through boat access - custom fireplace - ducted A/C - natural timber floors - outdoor shower - beautifully fenced and landscaped.


Contact Peter De Chiera 0418 931 206 9756 8888

Beautifully styled and furnished 4 bed, 2 bath, 2 storey beach house designed by award winning architect Yael Kurlansky. Luxury accommodation with magnificent ocean and beach views. Situated on an 855sqm block, the home features wide board timber floor, open fireplace, A/C and stunning state of the art kitchen. Fantastic retirement or holiday home.





Contact Laura Bannister 0429 956 664 9753 0888


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With striking street appeal and a clever design this 4 bed, 2 bath home has 3 living areas, north facing alfresco and fantastic side access perfect for a modern family, retiree or those looking for room for the boat and caravan. Situated on a large 643sqm block this stylish yet practical quality home is the perfect permanent or investment home.



WHAT A LOCATION! Situated only 2mins drive from Busselton shops and amenities. Best of all you are just 500m from the beach and dipping those toes in the beautiful shores of this region. Backing onto the exclusive Geographe Bay Road boasts this 1003sqm block with side access and a double powered shed plenty of room to store those essential tools.



Contact Joe Jordanoff

0498 935 086 9756 8888

Lock in this location and live the dream, central lifestyle! Stroll to the beach, then cafes and back home to relax. Enjoy this large 731sqm corner block with great side access for a boat or caravan. 4 bed, 2 bath home with fireplace and dual living areas. Leafy treed outlook on a peaceful cul de sac street, perfect for a family or holiday home!




Contact Debbie Bridges 0417 186 018 9756 8888

Popular Old Dunsborough, the perfect beachside location. Enjoy the stunning north aspect and ocean views. A modern double storey brick and timber home capturing the ocean views of the bay from the living and outdoor areas. The home features open plan spacious living areas, 4 bed, 2 bath with easy care gardens creating a seaside escape.

Forest Grove



Contact Morena Bamber 0407 203 072 9780 5777

Built with privacy in mind and fitting comfortably into the secluded bush landscape, the Margaret River Stone Cottages are well designed and beautifully presented. 3.11ha with 4 self contained 2 bed, 1.5 bath cottages right in the heart of the Margaret River region. 28 years trading with great return clientele. Lifestyle and income options to enjoy here.





Contact Jason Cooper

0407 770 426 9753 0888

This absolutely spectacular architecturally designed home integrates a true nautical theme throughout, delivering a unique combination of modern opulence. A stunning outlook from each corner of the home, delivers a lifestyle without compromise. This 4 bedroom home features beautiful high pitched ceilings, sleek modern spaces and an abundance of fine quality fixtures.

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Margaret River $459,000

Contact Chris Jarrott

0402 906 726 9780 5777

Margaret River $495,000

Contact Shane Galbraith 0407 579 286 9780 5777

Margaret River



IMMACULATE HOME With very few rentals available and low interest rates why not get this newly built, brilliantly finished 4 bed, 2 bath home with extensive decking to enhance outdoor living. You will get a huge amount of use and enjoyment out of the outdoor areas with minimal maintenance. Nothing left to do but move in and enjoy.

SOLAR PASSIVE HOME Clever design and an abundance of modern style, this fantastic skillion home has all the features environmental awareness, gourmet kitchen and easy care native gardens. 4 massive bedrooms, separate study, cool clean lines and masses of natural light, create a relaxed and contemporary feel.


Contact Bec Hannan

0409 988 593 9780 5777

Balinese ambience with impeccable design is just a few ways to describe your new contemporary 4 bed, 2 bath craftsman built home. A massive timber deck built to enjoy uninterrupted bush views, a home theatre and resort-style bathrooms. There is room enough for boat, trailer, and caravan in the shed below and a separate double carport with undercover access to the house.

Margaret River




Contact Ken Preston

0418 932 747 9780 5777



Stunning contemporary solar passive home, with open plan living, kitchen and dining, set amongst the trees on 4216sqm only 300m from the Margaret River. This lovely home has 3 bedrooms plus study or theatre in a flexible floor plan that allows for a self contained studio. This property must be viewed to be appreciated.

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Margaret River $459,000

Contact Susan Millar

0417 958 028 9780 5777

Margaret River $495,000

Contact Steve Harry

0428 933 327 9780 5777

Margaret River $945,000

Contact Clare Andrews 0448 023 265 9780 5777

Margaret River $1.15M

Contact John Mondy

0427 440 671 9780 5777

STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD Lovingly maintained 3 bedroom cottage and stylish semi detached studio. Zoning would allow for further subdivision to create a town house lot . Biodynamic gardens, 1kw power solar power unit, outdoor bathtub set in very private and beautiful gardens, close to town centre.

BRAND NEW DOUBLE STOREY HOME Classic Tectonics double storey home overlooking landscaped parkland, new home builder display village and located close to the Town Centre in the sought after Rapids Landing Estate and also close to schools, delightful parks and walk trails and the proposed new Village Shopping Centre.

17 UNIT DEVELOPMENT SITE Positioned in the sought after Station Road precinct this 2140sqm lot has excellent potential with a previous planning approval for 17 residential units. Backing on to Gloucester Park sports precinct it would not take much to reinstate the approval and get the ball rolling on the newest development in town.

STUNNING PROPERTY HAS IT ALL This beautifully designed and built 4 bed, 2 bath, home with a self contained studio sits proudly on 4.5ha, within mins from the beach, town, wineries and golf course. You will instantly feel at home as you walk in, through to the fantastic kitchen, living dining area that all opens out onto a north facing undercover deck.

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Molloy Island $465,000

Contact Alf Fandry

0407 441 140 9758 0300




A TRUE LABOUR OF LOVE This delightful mud brick and Colorbond roofed home is a credit to the owners who painstakingly made each 26kgmud brick in the home. Set on a 1945sqm bush block in an excellent cul-de-sac location, retirement or holidaying will be an absolute joy in this very loved home on a private island so come and inspect today.


Contact Ross Sorgiovanni 0419 949 852 9756 8888

Rosa Glen


Contact Clare Andrews 0448 023 265 9780 5777

If you’ve ever dreamed of welcoming guests from afar to a deep forest property of the highest standard in an iconic area, then this may well be for you. There is room to add more chalets if you wish without compromising privacy, or simply enjoy it as is. The operation is offered as a Going Concern, repeat business is growing, and there are forward bookings out to 6 months.

West Busselton




Contact Tony Branch

0408 921 812 9756 8888


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This 4 bed, 2 bath home represents the style and spaciousness of modern contemporary living at it’s best. The open plan living flowing through to massive outside alfresco is great for entertaining. Kitchen features island stone bench tops and the master suite is king sized with WIR and ensuite. Huge upstairs loft area/third living with kitchenette and balcony.



Excellent and convenient location opposite new Busselton hospital, 5 min walk to beach, schools and shopping centre. Bus stop out front. For sale as whole 1688sqm with comfortable and spacious 3 bed, 1 bath home with possibilities subject to Busselton City approval, or has conditional approval for 2 lots on strata plan.

Peppermint Grove Beach


Contact Larisa Tomuli

0438 272 932 9792 1888

Be early to snap up one of the 3 large lots available in the final release of the McCourt Hills River Estate located at the last and most northern Cul de sac in the quiet little enclave of Peppermint Grove Beach. Extra large sloping lot sizes of 1000sqm with a tranquil northerly aspect over the beautiful Capel River Reserve to Geographe Bay.



From $399,000

Contact Chris Stott

0477 091 371 9756 8888

This 2006 custom built house is set on a 5179sqm block in a quiet little cul-de-sac in the Quindalup Hills area only 10min drive from Dunsborough town centre. The modern design skillion roof home has a wonderful aspect through the large trees back toward Geographe Bay in the distance. This appealing Rural Residential home is located in the sought after “Vintners Ridge”.




Contact Mark Murray

0427 030 301 9755 5123

Are you looking for a character 1920s home with timber floors and high ceilings in a quality quiet setting? This 35ha property offers you this and more. Many sheds, 7 top-notch fenced sheep-proof paddocks suiting cattle also, large dog-proof house yard, orchard and its own chook palace! Lovely rural property with rainwater tanks, soak & windmill all good to go.




From $368,000

Contact Alf Mainstone

0402 026 608 9792 1888

This spacious home in Glen Padden will impress with 2 large living areas, dining, entry hall, bay windows, double garage with rear roller door, patio/pergola, room to park boat or caravan and lush rear terraced garden. The views will blow you away. This home is a real ‘must see’.

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TAKE THE FIRST STEPS TO STRESS-FREE FINANCES Peard Finance expert Warren Littlefair shares his top tips on how to keep money matters simple. FINANCE MADE SIMPLE. Sounds like an oxymoron, doesn’t it? The amount of people who try to make the subject as complex as possible always amazes me. Talk of interest rates, leveraging, savings, retirement plans ... It makes you want to hide away from it all. However, if you keep things simple and follow some basic plans you will find that your finances can be a fairly easy subject to digest and perhaps even enjoy.


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Let me share a few tips with you to make life a bit easier. My number one tip to help you on your financial way is to think before acting. From a financial point of view it’s always important to base your buying decisions on need rather than want. Sure, spurge on the odd luxury if you can afford to but if the splurging takes over then your finances will suffer greatly. Make sure you think about the impact of

a purchase on your budget and if it is a large purchase that you need to get a loan for, make sure you are aware of how much of a dent it is going to put in the weekly budget. Be credit savvy. It’s not a case of not using credit at all. It’s about making sure that you control your credit and credit doesn’t control you. That’s very easy to say but much harder to do. By all means use your credit cards but make sure you pay them off in full by the end of the month.  The interest rates you pay on your credit cards can be extremely high and add significant amounts on top of your credit card debt. If you need to carry debt over on your card make sure it is one of the low rate credit cards which are now on offer. Make sure you don’t have a multitude of accounts. This can include bank accounts, credit card accounts and one of the worst culprits, superannuation accounts. Most accounts attract fees so the more accounts you have, the more fees you will pay. It’s that simple. In the case of superannuation, make sure you speak to a qualified advisor who can advise you on the best way to roll these accounts over.  You will be surprised by how much you can save by streamlining all of your accounts into ones you actual use. Plus there is the added benefit of being able to keep track of a small number of accounts. Don’t spend it until you have got it. How many times have you gone out and spent that bonus, the anticipated tax cheque or even the proceeds of an investment before it actually comes in? What are you going to do if it doesn’t come in? Ouch. Sounds really simple but make sure it is in your account before you take the plastic out and blow it. Look to the future. Many people don’t like to admit it but all of us will have to retire some time in future. Have you got a plan in place so you will have a comfortable retirement?  Perhaps today is the day when you start to think about making a plan. If you start to think to the future sooner rather than later, retirement will hopefully be successful. Speak to your financial advisor to look at the best options for you. As the saying goes, the greatest journey starts with one step. So these are some simple ideas to help you start thinking about your finances. If you take the time to think about your current path and, if necessary, make a few small changes you will be surprised by the impact these changes can make.  PL

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It’s the tenth anniversary of a West Coast favourite - White Salt in Sorrento is more popular than ever, says Kami Ramini. Images by CRIB CREATIVE. CELEBRATING 10 YEARS in its sunny Sorrento spot on West Coast Drive this year, White Salt owners Tim and Claire Leech opened the doors to their dream restaurant in 2005, after a trip home to the UK saw their friends remind them of a broken promise. “We hadn’t gone back to the UK at all after moving out here to Perth,” says Claire. “Then once we had our children we took them home to meet the family and all our friends kept saying to us, ‘we thought you were going to open up your own restaurant out there. What are you waiting for?’. “So on the plane we just looked at each other and said, let’s do it. And here we are.” Both Claire and Tim grew up within the hotel industry in the UK and went on to train and work in hospitality themselves. Tim worked as a chef in London before moving over to front-of-house and Claire specialised in hotel operations. But despite their combined decades of experience, they realised that maintaining long-term customer loyalty takes some work, says Tim. “Running a restaurant is something you can never take for granted,” he says.  “You need to maintain that quality and service so people trust in what they’ll get, but at the same time you have to keep the menu fresh and up-to-date. “Getting the simple things right takes some doing.” Since day one, White Salt has always put a focus on fresh, seasonal produce and


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supporting WA growers and producers. This commitment to keeping it fresh and local is very close to Tim and Claire’s hearts and something they have no intention of losing. Unsurprisingly then, it’s a passion they share with new head chef Michael Safrata. “Our beef, lamb, seafood and fruit and veggies - if we can, we get them all locally,” says Michael. “It’s not any cheaper for us - in fact sometimes it proves more expensive, but we really believe in keeping it local,” Tim adds.

Since starting at White Salt in November last year, Michael has added his own take on its simple, fresh theme which places WA’s incredible variety of produce at the forefront of the menu. “We’ve only had four head chefs over the whole 10 years,” says Claire. “We look for people with a likeminded approach to food. Michael’s put his creative mark on our menu and daily specials while keeping our theme of fresh, simple, delicious food,” says Claire. Michael’s journey into the kitchen was anything other than stock-standard, just like his food. Hailing from the Czech Republic where he was training to be a lawyer, he travelled to Sydney in 1997 to learn English. Taking a job as a dish-hand to earn his keep, Michael started one day at work washing dishes and ended it as a chef. Literally. “I was working as a dish-hand in Rushcutters Bay while I was studying English. As a child, I loved cooking with my grandma so I was always looking closely at what the chefs were doing during service,” says Michael. “Anyway, one day the head chef - who was also the owner - collapsed. He just went down. It was nothing serious but he couldn’t continue cooking so I finished service for him. “The next day he had me on as breakfast chef and I was head chef within six months.” Entirely self-taught and now with over 10 years experience behind him, Michael’s food is inspired by his love of simple French bistro and Italian trattoria-style food. “I love Roman food and French bistrostyle food especially,” says Michael. “It’s all just about a few great ingredients so you can taste every flavour. We have so much great produce here in WA, it’s so easy to show it off.” You can see the inspiration in many of the menu staples at White Salt, which Tim says will always be there in one way

WHITE HOT Running a succesful restaurant for the past decade, Tim and Claire Leech (above) have hit on a successful formula Right, chef Michael Safrata.




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or another, but now come with Michael’s simple European twist. “The fillet steak is one we could never take off the menu,” says Tim. “It’s local WA beef, cooked to perfection and paired with what is in season at the moment. Chef is serving it with a generous knob of Paris butter, creamed spinach and hand-cut chips. “Another favourite are the pan-fried scallops. We’re doing those with a beautiful tomato confit, asparagus, cannellini beans and truffle oil. “And the lamb - Chef is serving it with a Mediterranean-Middle Eastern twist with labneh, dukkah, and roasted beetroot. It’s absolutely beautiful and easily one of our most popular dishes.” While White Salt has won its fair share of Gold Plate Awards over the years, including the coveted Premiers Award in 2008 and their fourth Gold Plate Award in 2014, Tim says it was never their intention to be pigeonholed as a ‘special occasions’ restaurant. “Claire and I always wanted White Salt to be a great place for locals to come down and eat some quality food with great service and a great view - just whenever they feel like it, not only for a special occasion,” he says. “That’s why we’ve started opening for breakfast mid-week and we’ve also launched our new lunch menu, with everything on the menu for less than $30. “So people can come down, enjoy something light and delicious, take in the view and not have it be a strain on their hip pocket. It’s about enjoyment at the end of the day.” PL For more information or to make a booking visit or call 9246 9221.

4 good quality 200g lamb back straps

sea salt to taste

250g Portobello mushrooms, peeled

For the dukkha:

and cut into wedges

100g pistachios

700g beetroot, peeled and cut into

80g sesame seeds

medium-sized pieces

2 tbsp ground cumin

200g cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp ground coriander

For the labneh:

1 tsp pepper

250g yoghurt

1 tsp sea salt

To make the labneh: Place the yoghurt in a large bowl with some salt and stir to combine. Lay a muslin cloth on the workbench and lay the yoghurt mix in the centre. Gather up the muslin sides, tie with string and place to strain over a bowl in the fridge for 12 hours. To make the dukkha: Pre-heat oven to 180C. Spread the pistachios over a clean baking tray and place in oven for 5 minutes or until toasted. Place toasted pistachios in food processor and blitz until coarsely chopped. Place a frying pan over medium heat; add sesame seeds and toast, stirring until golden. Roast the ground spices in oven for 2 minutes. Combine spices with pistachio mixture, sesame seeds and salt and pepper. To make the beetroot and mushrooms: Toss the beetroot, mushrooms and tomato with olive oil, season and roast in the oven (180C) until beetroot is firm but cooked through, set aside. To cook the lamb: In a large frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of oil until it starts to smoke. Carefully place lamb into pan and seal for 1 minute on each side, lower the heat and cook for a further 2 minutes on each side. Take off the heat and rest for 5 minutes. To plate up: Spread the labneh on plate (or board) with the back of a spoon. Stack the roasted vegetables on top of the labneh, slice the rested lamb back strap and arrange on plate. Sprinkle with a good amount of the dukkha.

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meet the brewer

Monster mash Charlie Hodgson is the head brewer at the Mash Brewery, a world-class, locally-built craft brewery in the Swan Valley producing a great range of beers brewed naturally served with delicious food.  PRIMOLife When, where, and how did you become a brewer? Charlie Hodgson Ha, long story! I started home-brewing in the mid to late 90s, very basic stuff with what I found to be encouraging results, I was working away in the mines at the time. I finished up there (working away) and started working as a cellar hand at Houghton Wines in January 2000 to learn more about cellar work and gain some skills to maybe get my foot in the door at a brewery. I learned loads in the six years I was there and spent a lot of my time working different styles of filtration and a lot of barrel work outside of vintage. During that time I had starting full grain homebrewing and also studied for and earned my


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GCBP (General Certificate in Brewing and Packaging) with the Institute of Brewing and Distilling. I applied for an assistant brewers position at Gage Roads Brewing Company in early 2006 and moved into a team leaders role during 2007. I learned a lot there too from some very knowledgeable brewing folk. I picked up the head brewers role here at Mash in late 2011 and it’s been onwards und upwards ever since. PL What’s the difference between brewing in a boutique brewery compared to a major brewery? CH I’m lucky as I’ve done both. Being able to be hands on through every process for every beer, every day is an advantage of working in a small brewery. Mashing in a beer in a big brewery means you won’t see

much of it through fermentation, filtration or going to pack. I love seeing all our beers from grain to glass and encourage my assistant brewers to taste the tanks daily. PL What are the most significant changes to the beer industry in WA in recent years in your opinion? CH A much more knowlegeable consumer is a big one. The embracing of craft beer and the emergence of small bars that are more than willing to take on new and exciting products is an exciting development too. Canning and an insatiable appetite for assertively hopped, balanced often heavily towards hop flavour and aroma. Our Good Beer Week is also getting bigger and better, something to really look forward to each year. PL What’s the best beer you have brewed? CH A tough question and an answer that may suprise! Grasscutter would be right up there I would say. It’s very approachable, has loads of complexity, is wonderfully balanced and is quite unique for a beer of that style (Summer Ale) and ABV (4.4 per cent) to be fermented on French oak. /...Continued on page 100


What's brewing?


What’s Porter? Well it’s a dark style of beer developed in London from well-hopped, brown malt beers and traditionally it was drunk by the “porters” who worked in the markets during the 19th century. Our NBC Porter uses the Japanese Sorachi Ace hop which was originally developed in Hokkaido, Japan for Sapporo Breweries in the late 1970s. This little dual-purpose hop saw increased usage in 2008 after hop shortages in the Western world. Unusually it imparts a lemon or ‘bubblegum’ flavour and even a slight hint of dill pickle. Pouring now Limited Edition Porter using Japanese Sorachi Ace Hops and look out for our Trappist Beer-Club event coming up in July. Love the gee gees? Then don’t forget to book your Melbourne Cup event at NBC. For details of our upcoming events, email or visit


Available at all good liquor stores

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GOLD CLASS Mash Brewery's head brewer Charlie Hodgson is proud as punch of his award-winning beer, Copy Cat.

PL What is your personal favourite style and therefore what do you always have in your fridge at home? CH My favourite styles are generally something fairly traditional brewed with something just a little left of centre to keep people guessing - something like Challenger or Copy Cat. PL Name your favourite six-pack that’s available to the public. CH A good question! I always love an old favourite like Saison Dupont, Chimay Grand Reserve, Samuel Smith Imperial Stout, Marstons Oyster stout or something new and generally always from WA - Bootleg, Nail, Eagle Bay or Feral. Drink Local! PL What is the best beer and food match you have experienced? CH I’d say our 4 per cent Rye Porter (a specialty from last year) and homemade brownies.


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PL What beer do you have with your favourite meal? CH Our Copy Cat - it's big and bold yet still approachable. Just. I am a meat and veg sort of fellow. It’s big enough (malt wise) to tie in well with the flavours of the food and bitter enough to cut through the weight of

the meat and its delicious. PL Congrats on winning an award in Melbourne - tell us what it was for? CH We picked up another Gold Medal for Copy Cat at the Australian International Beer Awards in Melbourne. It's the third Gold for that product in four of Australia's biggest beer awards since it was designed just over 12 months ago. It also picked up a high Silver at Royal Sydney last year, narrowly missing four from four. It's massive for us here at Mash. The company we were in on the night in that category (AIBA Golds for IPA's) was quite humbling. I'm super proud personally and also proud of Drew, my assistant brewer. He's only been brewing for three months professionally and now has the honour of having brewed an international gold medal-winning beer against his name. What an effort! PL Visit for details of the range of beers and opening hours. Kids eat free on Fridays from 5pm.



Local food chain Pastacup is scotching the myth that all fast food is junk - here you’ll find pastas of all shapes and sauces of all hues, all made by hand, with love. By GABI MILLS. Images by CRIB CREATIVE. YOU’VE PROBABLY HEARD the ads on the radio - Pastacup, where everything except the cups is made by hand. It’s worth remembering that key message when you pull up a chair in your nearest outlet (and chances are there is one near you, as the company grows a-pace with soon to be 20 restaurants open). You won’t find packet sauces or dogeared months-old penne on offer here - all the pasta is freshly made using 100% durum wheat and eggs, the old fashioned way, and the sauces are meticulously put together following traditional, tried and tested authentic recipes. It’s all very smart and very simple - and the brainchild of Stuart Bernstein and his Norwegian partner Siri Solumsmoen. Catching up with the pair and two of their kids - they’ve just had their third child a couple of months ago - in the Morley store, it’s hard not to be impressed with the drive of a pair of entrepreneurs who are determined to make Pastacup a real player in the fast food landscape here in WA and beyond. “The idea started as a concept over a couple of beers in Sydney,” explains Siri.

KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY Above, Partners Stuart Bernstein and Siri Solumsmoen are the brains behind the expanding chain, Pastacup. Left, some of the fresh hand-made pasta on offer.

The pair met in there and, over those frothies, realised that there wasn’t a pasta takeaway chain that they could think of. After running cafes and restaurants over the past 25 years (including the popular

North Perth cafe Poppies) Stuart spotted a gap in the market and began to think big. “That was in 2007," says Siri. "I went back to Norway but soon realised I wanted to be with Stuart so came back to Australia and with him, started Italy Home Made, a precursor to Pastacup in the premises next door to Poppies." It was a huge success but people struggled with the name, so after a bit of brainstorming, Pastacup was born.  “We sourced the Italian pastajune 15 | PRIMOLIFE


eats making equipment and then spent hours and hours testing recipes - we just knew we were onto something,” says Stuart. Finding the right type of takeaway cup was the next task - an important part of the chain’s convenience factor - and then it was a matter of educating customers that pasta could be a lunch item as well as a standard dinner option. “We designed the business to be franchisable from the start, creating a systemised way of producing each type of pasta, each type of sauce, and how to fit out the store.” This means that whether you choose fusilli with the cutely named Angry Sausage sauce (tomatoes, Italian sausage, capsicum, olives and chilli) in Currambine or cannelloni with spinach and ricotta in Busselton, it’ll taste the same. Consistency is, after all, the standard by which successful fast food outlets live or die. Interestingly however, their franchisees are not generally chefs. “That’s by design,” says Stuart. “We’ve found that franchisees with a cheffing background tend to want to fiddle with the

We sourced the Italian pasta-making equipment and then spent hours and hours testing recipes . . .

recipes. We’re keen to keep them as they are throughout the chain. It makes it easier from a quality control point of view too.” Visit one of the stores and you’ll find a comforting, earthy vibe, with each type of pasta displayed in rustic boxes in front of the kitchen. The cooks ‘grow’ the pasta before your eyes, using those expensive Italian pasta-making machines, while making sauces to order. It’s a simple process - choose your pasta, choose your sauce and choose the size of cup you’d like to take it away in. Sauces fall into the ‘Tomatoey’, ‘Creamy’ and ‘Bit of Both’ categories - I loved the aforementioned Angry Sausage and also carbonara which certainly was not scrambled eggs and bacon.


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There are other combos and dishes to choose from including risottos, a killer parmigiana and lasagna just like Nonna makes. Even if you can’t find a sauce which tickles your fancy, it’s possible to ask for something bespoke - everything’s made to order after all which also means there’s very little waste, says Stuart.

fusilli - cream, pumpkin, chicken and parsley served on plump little pasta spirals. “That’s my go-to order,” she says. “We find that the pasta shapes all have different personalities, that they hold the sauces differently. It’s great too for customers to watch the theatre of their creation and cooking - they can see that it really is all

hand made.” It’s a great spot too for vegetarians to feel welcome - many of the sauces are vegie and again thanks to the flexibility of putting together your own sauce variations, if you’ve got a fussy child or friend in tow, there’s bound to be some combination of flavours from the 22 options which will hit the spot. With plans to expand the business further into WA (stores in Baldivis, Eton and South Hedland are on the cards) and beyond to the rest of Australia and even internationally, the creative couple have lots on their plate currently. One thing, however, will always remain the same. “We believe the future is made by hand,” says Siri. A refreshingly old-fashioned view of the march of progress from a business with a classic favourite at its heart. PL   


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“We had one regular who would always come in and ask for tomatoes, cream and chicken which we’d make for her. In the end we thought we might as well add it to the menu, and name it after her.” So if you find yourself ordering a serve of Bonny on your papardelle that’s why the sauce is so named. Siri’s own favourite is the Halloween june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



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Here at PRIMOLife we're always looking to encourage new talent. So when University of Notre Dame student Will Benson sent us his tale of driving across Australia in a beat-up ute, we were happy to give it a run. Here's his story.

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THE MANTRA OF the average Aussie student runs something like this: I must see more of Australia. Great idea. Let’s go see this lucky country. It’s our backyard. Let’s go in the uni holidays. Let’s drive a Kombi around Australia. Up until now for me, it’s always been just talk. That all changed after a conversation with my brother, Robbie. We planned on driving from Melbourne back to Perth in his beaten-up single cab ute. This was strictly going to be a boys only trip. One that involved stopping when we wanted, eating what we wanted, drinking our fair share, sleeping where we could, and surfing every day we could. The first challenge was getting to Melbourne. I was in Perth and Robbie was in Adelaide. So we picked a date and time and made a commitment to each other that we’d meet up in Melbourne and push on. The adventure had started. After a big night we left Melbourne down the M1 towards Geelong. Through the footy-mad town, our first stop was Torquay. I quickly realised I’d forgotten to pack fins or a leg rope and Robbie had forgotten his wetsuit - we’d left them all in Melbourne. Perfect. We blamed our first hiccup on a big night and subsequent early rise.   Fortunately, we were in Victoria’s surfing and beach capital. The birthplace of iconic brands Rip Curl and Quiksilver, so that was a problem easily solved. After using the last night’s casino winnings to rectify the situation, the boys behind the counter gave us a few tips on surfing locations and wind direction. The swell report wasn’t promising and the wind was onshore, so they said a little beach break around the corner called Jan Juc was our best bet.


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Here we got our first taste of the Southern Ocean. A few hours spent surfing a little A-frame (aka a particular wave which peaks in the centre so two surfers are able to ride it in different directions) with a couple of friendly locals to finish our first day on the road. We left the water with big grins and drove around the headland to check the surf at the famous Bells Beach. The high cliffs at Bells provide a dramatic backdrop to the natural amphitheatre of the beach. When big enough, the swell hits the exposed reefstrewn shallows, slows down and steepens and provides one of the most rippable (surf talk) right-hand breaks in the world. Sadly, it wasn’t big enough. No surf for us. Instead, we cooked up a feed then laid out our swags. We were serenaded to sleep by the sound of relentless waves crashing against the weathered cliffs below. Following the Great Ocean Road we passed rainforests, sleepy seaside villages and drove along sheer cliff faces. We hugged the coast in search of surf and although we weren’t heavily rewarded, it exposed us to a

Wherever I lay my hat . . . or swag.

variety of localities. Whether they had the potential to produce peeling 300m righthanders or inconspicuous shallow reefbreaks, I’ll certainly be going back to this raw stretch of Southern Ocean hunting for waves. Winter is the time to go. We were back in my brother’s country. Misjudged and overlooked, Adelaide’s vibrant, neat casual, multicultural flavours certainly didn’t disappoint. Having Robbie as a tour guide made sure we wasted no time. Jumping on a couple of second-hand

bikes he’d found on a roadside pickup, we cruised the city each day, parked at a handful of pumping student bars and took in the live-music scene one strum at a time. The Crown and Anchor, more acceptably the Cranker, heaves on student night (Wednesday) offering $2 schooners from 9-11pm. On Thursdays, the place to be is The Duke - $4 beers and an awesome live band. And on weekends, Distilled and Tijuana’s, better known as TJ’s, are nice bars with hip dance vibes. june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



Sharks in this stretch of ocean are common. Very common.

We also managed to make it up to his local surf club in Glenelg for a paddle, a beach run and a few frothies off the wood. For those who haven’t been to Adelaide and for those who have been talked out of it, get over there. As Adam Bennett from The Lonely Planet guide said, “It’s like a cellared red, ready to be uncorked and sampled.” So after uncorking the reds of Adelaide, we stocked up the car with plenty of food and enough water and ice to last us a week. From here, it was a mixture of long stints behind the wheel, offensively overpriced petrol, sleeping under the stars and dancing on uncrowded waves for days. We followed the map to a small town called Streaky Bay. A few of the old salty dogs at the local pub reluctantly scribbled down some directions for us. We looked at them with a smile. The good ol’ silent disclosure was in action. They knew we’d keep our mouth shut. What we saw when we came over that dune will stay clear in my mind for a long time to come. A perfect left-hand point break, peeling for 350m down the bay with not a single person in the line-up. We both looked at each other and just started screaming and hooting, absolutely ecstatic. We’d finally found what we were searching for. But with all this excitement, we then realised that there was not a single vehicle or person around us. Our thoughts were: 1. Everyone was still at work (it was 1 o’clock in the afternoon). 2. The locals had it this good all year round and probably thought it was just your average swell size, or 3. There had been a shark sighting or shark attack recently in the area.


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Anybody fancy a little dip?

We were on our own. It was our call. Do we paddle out? For the first time in our lives, we both wanted another surfer out there with us. Sharks in this stretch of ocean are common. Very common. Three attacks have been recorded in this area in the past 10 years. But just as our mood deflated, a car pulled up next to us and a bloke got out and said “you boys going out or what!?” There was no hesitation now. We pulled on our wetties and walked down the cliff face. As this random fella showed us the best way to paddle out around the rocks and where to sit, it occurred to me how refreshing it was to have a local out there sharing his knowledge of the area. It doesn’t happen very often in the surf community. Localism is renowned for being a strong deterrent to visiting surfers. Particularly

at hotspots, where incompetent surfers and hoards of tourists flock to get a taste of the popular sport. Many locals feel claustrophobic. Threatened. This often doesn’t end well for either party involved. For six hours, the three of us shared waves until the sun went down. That session will stay in my mind for a long time. Sleeping wasn’t an issue for us. It was on a beach, in a car park, in a campsite, or on the side of the road. All we needed was enough room to lay out our swags. I’m a light sleeper; whether it be a slither of light through the gap in a zip, or the breaking of a wave, I don’t nod off easily. But the trepidation of sleepless nights quickly subsided. There’s something about sleeping out under the stars. Most of us spend the day gazing into a computer screen and then complain of having difficulty getting eight hours of sleep. With the modern luxuries of living indoors, among electronics and fluorescent lighting, this comes as no surprise. Being outdoors for the last two weeks, we’d noticed change. Our energy levels increased and body clocks adjusted. Bedtime was at sunset and we’d wake at sunrise. I’d never felt so revitalised in the mornings! Up at 6am and in the water surfing until we couldn’t lift our arms. It was the best feeling. Road trips and long spells behind the wheel are synonymous. Drive for six hours, stop, have a Red Bull, go to the toilet, change driver and go another six hours straight. A routine we quickly became

adjusted to. Sure, it’s not healthy, and perhaps more importantly, it’s dangerous; but we found it useful for covering long, monotonous distances. We had each other. The music was pumping. Singing appalling. And the stories amusing. Our longest stretch was 16 hours. I’d never been genuinely concerned about driving at night. Until now. When I say it was dark, it was like we were in a cave. The high beams provided illumination for no more than 50m and wild life dotted the road. Fortunately, apart from an unlucky bird, we managed to avoid any serious collision. An integral part of any road trip has, and always will be, the soundtrack. That one playlist or CD. The memory trigger for all those good times. Well, lucky for us, we had that ultimate gung-ho playlist. Along with all the new hits, the oldies also featured. Tina Turner’s Nutbush City Limits was on repeat, as was Paul Kelly and ABBA also got a good run through. We finally crossed the border into WA, aiming for Esperance. Some parts were cruel. A highway that rarely ventures near the coast. But this very cruelty rewarded our pioneering spirit. A turn off here, turn off there and finally we were greeted with white sand crescents, shadowed by ancient headlands. Where were the people? Esperance has the whitest beaches and most turquoise water I have ever seen. No surf. Didn’t bother us. We spent the day and night on a secluded beach, fishing and snorkelling. The final stop was Bremer Bay.Very similar to Esperance in its standard of beaches but a smaller town. It’s a fishing village. Swimming, sunbaking and snorkelling was the norm. Nothing too

strenuous. That night, Robbie and I walked up to the local pub for a few pints. What happened next, turned out to be one of the most entertaining nights of the whole trip. Entering the bar a few minutes after Robbie, I walked up to him and noticed he was in full conversation with the guy sitting next to him.Young looking, rough around the edges. It was as though they’d known each other from way back. After a quick introduction, it was all guns blazing. Within two hours, the pub had filled to capacity and Robbie and I were being introduced to random circles amid the 150 plus (mainly blokes) crowd listening to an array of boating, farming and shark-catching stories. Everyone was so friendly. Endless laughs. We awoke early, tired and parched. As we got up to go for a swim, we noticed something flapping on the front windscreen

of the car. We had been issued our first fine of the trip for illegally sleeping in a car park; $75 from the Shire of Jerramungup. Happily paid, there and then. The drive back up to Perth involved a lot of reminiscing. Some of the lyrics in a Ben Howard song called Old Pine seem to spring to mind, rather fittingly: Hot sand on toes, cold sand in sleeping bags, I’ve come to know, that memories Were the best things you ever had The summer shone, beat down on bony backs So far from home where the ocean stood Down dust and pine cone tracks…. We’d finally done what we’d always talked about. That conversation had become a reality. Our commitment had paid off. The places we’d seen. The people we’d met. And the memories we now hold. Not to mention, we’d made it back on Christmas Eve, just as Mum requested. PL

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New Delhi


A journey to the heart of me Carmen Jenner finds her inner chi as she enjoys a blissful yoga retreat in Bangalore, southern India. Now everybody say ‘om’...


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SHROUDED IN MIST, the yoga pavilion sighs with guests working their way through the Sun Salutation routine. Despite the obscene hour and chilly morning, I’m in a state of bliss. Who am I? I don’t normally “do” early mornings, or even yoga for that matter, and yet I’m happily performing my poses in a dreamlike state. We unravel our bodies into horizontal positions beneath our blankets with the intention of emptying our minds as our bendy instructor guides us through a meditation session. White robes seemingly appear from nowhere billowing a trail of

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incense in their wake. Truth be told, I’m a bit distracted by my stomach grumbling in anticipation of a bowl of steaming hot porridge, rice and lentil balls with coconut chutney, fresh fruit and freshly ground coffee; praise the Lord, or Ganesh, caffeine is on the menu. You’d never believe that just an hour away the wonderful madness of Bangalore thrives with opulent palaces and Lamborghini showrooms. This isn’t the India many visitors expect to find and Shreyas Yoga Retreat isn’t like any health retreat I’ve ever encountered.

daughter is of a similar age. Seventy-two staff members tend to our every whim without us even releasing it most of the time; someone always seems to be on hand to answer the questions which haven’t even popped into our heads yet. My favourite act of kindness however is the shoe turning: whenever I enter a building and remove my sandals they are

Understated luxury is an understatement especially if your definition of a retreat is to leave your own reality and delve entirely into yourself; mind, body and soul. Shreyas sleeps up to 28, yet for now there’s just 13 of us lucky guests from all walks of life; including my 11-year-old daughter who with some gentle coaxing approaches the vegetarian menu, yoga and chanting with mild amusement. Families are more than welcome and in fact one of the guests commends me on exposing my cherub to such a wonderful experience and plans on doing the same when her own

Shreyas. Hundreds upon hundreds of freshly cut marigolds and roses from local nurseries adorn the grounds as playful squirrels flit across paths for secret tree meetings. Inspired by the Rajasthan style, the private tented garden cottages embrace the natural surroundings with open bathrooms and patios designed to while away the day in between sessions. The rooms are aptly awarded Sanskrit names like shanti meaning peace or vairagya meaning detachment. The three-bedroom cottage is perfect for groups or families while the poolside cottages inspire midnight swims. As the general manager Balaji Nanabala says, “It’s a home away from home.” When can I move in? Despite the daily schedule, nothing ever feels rushed and there is never any obligation to participate if you don’t feel like it. One of the few decisions to make is whether to enjoy the company of the

PERFECT SANCTUARY Shreyas Yoga Retreat in Bangalore is the ideal place to recharge your body and soul in luxury.

magically facing in the right direction for me to slip my feet into when I leave. This isn’t a deed of subservience but instead a belief that no-one is superior or inferior and is only performed if someone happens to walk by and notices the shoes are facing the wrong direction. The exact balance of discretion and service is an art very few retreats have mastered as seamlessly as

kingfishers or parrots, find a secret place to flop like the private pavilion overlooking the community garden or round up the troupes for game of cricket; of course there’s a cricket pitch, this is India after all. If I could bear to leave the grounds, I might also take an excursion to one of the local villages, temples, markets or visit the nearby orphanage with food sourced from june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



YOGIC CALM The surroundings and atmosphere are hard to beat and the staff hold daily practice yoga sessions for everybody from novices to experts.

the property. A synchronised abhyanga Ayurveda massage performed by two therapists working in unison is suggested; I surrender, grateful another decision is made for me especially considering the number of treatments on the day spa menu. Shreyas is deemed as one of the finest yoga retreats around and fellow guest Annemaree Rowley of yoga tour company Cool Calm Collected agrees. “Imagine a stunningly beautiful, rustic, peaceful yogic oasis amidst 25 acres of natural surrounds. The yoga takes me back to my original training, classical and gently presented. The service is impeccable, so attentive and considerate. The delightful cuisine is vegetarian at its best. “But what sets Shreyas apart from anywhere I have been? It’s cosy! Comfort, no matter where I sit, lie down or curl up. I feel as though I am a guest in someone’s home alight with not only candles but with love.”


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Even the staff participate in daily yoga and chanting sessions. A wonderful perk of the job given guests reign from all over the world for the yoga and approximately 40

per cent are repeat customers with many returning annually on a quest to indulge in limitless yoga, lose weight, unwind from their busy lives or to work through relationship or emotional issues. One such practice is Yoga Nidra which builds on pratyahara, referring to the withdrawal of the senses, and is likened to a conscious deep sleep designed for spiritual exploration. It’s one of the deepest kinds of relaxation and reduces tension and other ailments and after just one session I was enlightened; regardless of whether you’re experiencing pleasure or pain, you’re always

going to be left yearning, whether that be for more pleasure or less pain. Indeed, as weeks later I crave even just one more day at Shreyas. On our final night, a candlelit dinner awaits in the garden by a warming bonfire. The nights and early mornings are crisp during a southern Indian winter, but many a fair skin will suffer beneath the sun’s intensity during the day. Tonight’s delicious menu begins with it a soup of tomato and mint shorba and a beetroot, cucumber and dill salad, followed by okra with baby onion, sautéed ridge gourd, pink lentils with multigrain roti and brown rice with yoghurt and pappadum, with a grand finale of grilled pineapple with orange sauce and fresh fruits. Most of the ingredients are sourced from the on-site organic garden and before the food is prepared, the staff chant a prayer. The menu is customised based on the initial consultation with an Ayurveda doctor depending your personal health requirements and tastes. Every aspect of Shreya’s is dedicated to embracing the holistic philosophy of yoga to cleanse the body, calm the mind and energise the soul.

I suspect few guests miss the absence of room service and instead enjoy a gentle stroll through the lush gardens to the restaurant, or a TV in their room as there’s a luxurious theatre room, or meat or alcohol on the menu. Especially when you have the luxury to indulge entirely to your wellbeing within the exotic embrace of Indian hospitality. PL

GETTING THERE Fly into Bangalore from most major Asian capitals. RATES Nightly rates start at US$280 single share but few guests stay for one night. Packages include Silent Retreats, Ayurveda Rejuvenation, Yoga Retreats,The Joy of Giving,Weight Management and Culinary Experiences. Prices include accommodation, meals, group yoga sessions and use of all the facilities.

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HOME from HOME I HAD A dream the other night that on a sunny Saturday in Perth, Matthew and I found ourselves sitting on a roof terrace, sipping a generous snifter, with the whole of the city’s wonders before us as far as the eye could see. The bustle of Yagan Square’s construction like a mega version of a Lego set was clunking along while, to the right of us, the urban artwork adorning the TAFE buildings gave a joyful splash of colour among the higgledy-piggledy Northbridge architecture. Well, I say I had a dream but actually I had to pinch myself because this was really happening - including the generous snifter thanks to the newly opened Alex Hotel. To sit on a rooftop of a hotel in Perth is one thing - to be able to open a window in your room is something else. It’s a sign of the owners’ conviction that people who stay in the hotel can be trusted with fresh air, a fact not altogether grasped by other accommodation chains. Remember all those sealed or minimally opening hotel windows? Yeah. That. That same sense of freedom runs through Alex like a golden thread. Downstairs, check-in is an entirely relaxed affair - no snooty concierges behind a high desk. Here it’s all funkily dressed staff with


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Alex Hotel is the new coolest address in Northbridge for those who appreciate an individual approach to their stay in town. By GABI MILLS. Images by JESSICA SHAVER. iPads and minimal paperwork - the walls are lined with bookcases crammed with the kind of books you’d find in an idealised library - no dog-eared Barbara TaylorBradford epics here. Once checked in, it’s off upstairs to one of the 72 rooms, ranging from Nook, Snug, Cosy, Comfy, to Roomy Rooms and even Bunks for when you’ve got your four-piece rock ensemble in tow. Or kids. Both are cool and will enjoy the communal approach to hotel luxe. We opted for the middle ground and found our Comfy Room to be just that. There’s certainly not a lot of carpet space - this is no grand suite with acres of room

to frolic during your stay, but what it lacks in square feet it more than makes up for in style and sass. The decor is calming but not bland; colour is used on the walls. I can’t remember the last time I saw a hotel with a non-beige wall. The linen is a showstopper and enough reason for me anyway to book a stay alone. The inspired team behind Alex spent a lot of time choosing the right fixtures and fittings for each room, picking 100% Beltrami linen from Italy, Bemboka towels and blankets from Turkey and Freo’s own Sodashi for cute co-branded toiletries. Where else are you going to find a soap called Alex? The interior design throughout the hotel was overseen by cutting edge interior design dudes Arent & Pyke, who were given the brief to approach the hotel as if it was a homely space rather than an anonymous accommodation destination. The team are keen on getting guests out of their rooms and into the communal spaces, which are resident-only once you’re upstairs from the lobby. It’s a very European, auberge-style approach to hotels - and may take a bit of getting used to for those who are more used to the minibar and trouser press approach. In fact, there are no minibars

place to hang out, with the sultry nights providing the perfect backdrop to a glass of something cold to match the ice cool vibes. The mezzanine doubles up as the venue in the morning for a leisurely continental breakfast - think pillowy muffins, friands and pastries which wouldn’t look out of place on the Champs Elysee. Who needs bacon and eggs? Well I did as it happened, but not before a sneaky muffin to set me on my way. If business is your aim, then why not book the top floor private meeting for up to 20 or even bag that roof terrace just for


because if you head to the mezzanine, there’s an honour bar, stocked with top notch drops including Cherubino red, Hippocampus vodka and West Winds gin. If you fancy a snifter - as we did on arrival - you just pour yourself a glass and leave a note of what you’ve consumed, which will then be added to your bill. How civilised. Think of it as a walk-in non-mini minibar where you’re the bartender. You can then enjoy your drink sprawling on one of the many chairs inside, leafing through the reading material to hand or head upstairs as we did to the roof terrace with those panoramic views. I can imagine that, come summer, this is going to be THE

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you and your colleagues. And if you’ve more people to accommodate then Alex is best friends with its neighbours, like the State Theatre Centre and the Alexander Library Building. Just leave it to Alex to connect you to the right people to make it happen. The point of Alex however isn’t really the rooms or even the mezzanine or roof terrace or the chance to have a meeting with a view; it’s all about the fact that it’s smack bang in the middle of Northbridge’s beating heart. To help you explore all that the area has to offer, ditch the car and hop on one of the hotel’s complimentary pretty pastel, easy-riding Lekker Bikes. They’ll even

chuck in a lock, helmet and map - the Dora the Explorer gene is all up to you. If Northbridge is new to you, then Alex’s website has curated a collection of the top places locally to eat, drink, see and do - it’s like being given a friendly shove to delve a little deeper into Perth’s colourful streets this side of the building site that is the Northbridge link. We wandered up to the piazza, such a hub in the summer but on this crisp winter’s evening, still buzzing thanks to the Northbridge Brewing Company’s welcoming doors and all those other bars and eateries which crowd around Lake Street. We watched the footy and dived into bar snacks made in heaven; calamari, brown and crispy thanks to their crunchy overcoats, mac n’ cheese, tacos and cheese and chips - all in the same bowl like some psychedelic hook-up designed to turn good men bad. And the beer, brewed by master of the hops Ken Arrowsmith, was gently fermenting away, following its own sweet natural rhythm. After this little aperitif, it was back towards Alex, via some mooching around the Chinese stores selling gaudy lights, water features and other shiny things I didn’t understand to give the new Shadow wine bar and dining room in its ground floor a whirl. Just like Alex, this is a wine bar very much grounded in Europe.You can choose from the bar menu or, like us, nip into one of the sexy little booths and order from the game-changing (according to WA food guru Rob Broadfield - and he knows a thing or two about good grub) list. Looked after by the entirely charming and knowledgeable Henrique from Brazil, we swooned as our starters appeared veal Carpaccio so thin they sat like little stained glass fragments on my plate. Pork jowl - yes, not a cut I’ve ever tried before - was astonishingly good. I want to say words like ‘mouth feel’ and ‘succulent’ but won’t because they don’t fully cover the awesomeness of this plate of pig. Matthew’s collection of saffron-yellow rice, seafood and fish was equally applauded. Henrique must have thought we hadn’t eaten for a week.  We asked for a plate of cheese to be sent up to our room which we picked up via the mezzanine - plus more wine - for a nightcap and movie from the hotel’s library of flicks. Northbridge meanwhile buzzed on outside our (open) window.  Who needs New York when you’ve got Northbridge, I thought, slumbering as the city refused to sleep, pulsing, humming on til dawn. PL Visit for rates.  june 15 | PRIMOLIFE




OUR ADVANCING YEARS bring with them many benefits – maturity, security, wisdom and the ability to actually enjoy just Scotch to name but a few – but there’s no getting away from the fact a few downsides rack up along the way too. The odd grey hair, the urge to nanna nap, an expanding waistline and, if you’re anything like me, a burgeoning cynicism waging war over the innate opitimism of youth. OK, let’s be honest. What I’m talking about here is the slippery slope leading to the world of grumpy old men. (And grumpy old women, of course – we’re very much equal opportunity doomsayers here at PRIMOLife.) It’s that point where you’re sitting in a meeting at work and realise that the new self-help power-synergy directive being Powerpointed by the eager girl from HR isn’t actually going to get you home any earlier, boost your super or improve the quality of the canteen’s cappuccinos. It’s when you don’t quite look forward to a trip to the beach with the kids as much as you once did, when talk of an anniversary


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meal out doesn’t stir the heart like it did before you hit copper, when you look at the ladder and know that seven and two in round nine doesn’t actually guarantee a trip to the MCG at the end of the season. Especially when a couple of those wins were against Brisbane and Carlton. Yes, you still have a residual joie de vivre, but that optimism just isn’t coursing through you at the same levels it once did. It’s a situation which, for us petrolheads, can be summed up by the moment when the thought of getting behind the wheel of your car no longer brings a smile to your face as you reach for your keys. Sound familiar? If so, I’m afraid there’s not much I can offer for most of the above ailments – although, a quick trip round Bras N Things and a new midfield might sort three of them – but I can help with your motoring woes. The answer, my friend, is the Audi S1 Sportback. What we have here is a car that will reignite the motoring passion of even the most cynical of drivers. I know, because on

the morning I picked up my gleaming blue S1, I was probably quite a good bet for that crown. A morning of battling traffic, both school run and work commute, in my anonymous SUV – a car I trust and respect, that fulfills all the practical requirements of a father and salary man but simply doesn’t excite the way cars once did – had left me unenthusiastic to say the least about fighting my way across town to meet up with the good people at the Audi Centre Perth in Osborne Park. But as soon as I saw the S1 sitting waiting for me on the showroom forecourt, my inner Stig was back. The S1 is one of the most striking

super-minis around. Compact doesn’t do it justice, it looks like it’s crouched, poised ready to explode onto the road. Its snub nose and sleek lines give it a feisty, animal-like quality. All power and adventure. It is, of course, based on Audi’s A1, a pretty compact city car that manages to be stand-out in this crowded market, but it is instantly obvious that the S1 is the next stage in this great car’s evolution, a vehicle worthy of carrying the S badge that has meant excitement to so many since its launch in the early 90s. I was pretty eager, then, to get behind the wheel – and it seemed the S1 was gagging to get going too. Turning the key, the car explodes to life with a fantastic flourish – a quick roar of power, dials flicking for an instant to max, the engine settling, waiting for your command. It’s a design innovation which pushes home the S1’s position as a fun car to drive, a car about the highs of motoring, not the practicalities. Later I was to see its night start-up routine – the same growl, but capped with a cocky but brilliant flash of its headlights. Everything about the S1 says ‘look at me’ – and when you’re driving it you want everyone to do just that. It’s not ashamed or embarrassed to be a piece of motoring eye candy – in fact it flaunts it, with wonderful flashes of panache like a flap that opens the rear muffler at higher revs to amplify that

beautiful power roar that true drivers can’t help but melt for. Let’s get this straight, then – this is not a day-to-day, just-get-me-from-A-to-B car. This is a toy, a reward, a treat to remind you what it was that first made you fall in love with driving. It’s not massive, there’s not loads of boot space, Greg Hire wouldn’t want to sit in the back on the way to a Wildcats game, but that’s not the point. The point is driving it and loving it. Once you’re on the road the 2.0-litre turbo engine does everything you could want. The power is immense, so much oomph in such a diminutive frame making you feel like you could do anything. It generates 170kw of power, will get to 100kmh in just 5.9 seconds and would,

if you could find somewhere to let it, hit 250kmh with a smile on its face. It’s a car to drive, then – a fact accentuated, for me, anyway, by the fact that it’s only available in manual. As an ex-Englishman, this will always be the only proper way to enjoy a car, to feel a hundred per cent in control of what’s going on. Flicking between the six gears in this pocket rocket was always a thrill. Fast, powerful, but also safe – the S1 is all-wheel-drive so it hugs the road like the sports seats hug the driver and passenger. This is a car to re-light your lust for driving, to sweep away that grumpy old man creeping up on your shoulder – and restore your hope for the shape of things to come. Welcome back, optimism. PL   Turning the key, the car explodes to life with     a fantastic flourish – a quick roar of power,  

dials flicking for an instant to max, the engine settling, waiting for your command.

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A GAME OF MUD AND BLOOD With the rugby World Cup looming, Mal Rogers looks at the state of the game and the likely contenders.

But rugby, a curious shotgun wedding between brute force and artistry, has many complex rules. For instance, you can attempt to gouge the ball out of the hands of your opponent — with the help of your team mates — in scenes more reminiscent of a brawl in a pub car park than an international sport. But do anything as dastardly as fumble the ball when it’s passed to you, and you’ll be penalised.

THE RUGBY UNION World Cup is just a matter of months away, so you’ll want to be able to hold your own in any conversations about the world of rucking and rolling. Even if you vaguely thought an upand-under might be some sort of medical procedure, or are unaware that a secondrow forward’s most priceless asset is a big backside — please keep reading. You never know: we might, ahem, convert you.


THE SCORING In rugby you score by kicking the ball over the H-shaped posts, or touching the ball down over the try line. That part is simple.


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A rugby team consists of eight forwards (the pack) and seven backs. The forwards are usually formidably large, tough-looking individuals with flat noses and missing teeth. In days gone by they were picked purely for their weight, physical prowess and ability to intimidate the opposition. And that’s just women’s rugby. The backs, despite their name, do the lion’s share of the attacking. Forwards decide who wins a match; backs decide by how much.

THE LINE-OUT This is rugby union’s answer to AFL’s

throw-in, but is vastly more entertaining. The ball is thrown in between two lines of forwards and thereafter unfolds one of rugby’s great spectacles. One player on each team, elected to jump for the ball, is heaved into the air by his fellow forwards. The sight of a huge forward reaching some ten feet off the ground supported by a pyramid of his comrades is one of international sport’s more arcane sights. It’s probably the closest that men with ludicrously high body mass indexes come to performing a piece of ballet.

THE SCRUM The origins of the word scrum are mediaeval – from scrum to scrummage, thence to scrimmage and as far back to skirmish in the 15th century. Indeed, a scrum can sometimes resemble mediaeval conflict. After the two sets of forwards, with arms like JCB jibs, have wrestled each other to the ground in search of the ball, it can seem entirely reasonable to expect a wooden cart to trundle onto the pitch to collect limbs and body parts. In a scrum, the two packs bind

together in a crouched huddle to settle an infringement of the laws. They push against each other, while the two hookers (please, every conceivable joke has already been made) attempt to win the ball with their feet.

THE CONTENDERS The great thing about the Rugby World Cup is that any country with 15 or more people who can play rugby can go to the finals. This is an effort to make it look like a true world tournament, and not just a competition between half a dozen nations situated at extreme ends of the world. This year the finals will feature 20 teams — but the winners will almost certainly be drawn from one of these nations:


Nickname The Wallabies Strip Gold jerseys, green shorts Emblem A gold wallaby Anthem Advance Australia Fair Alternative anthem Waltzing Matilda World ranking 6 Price $9 State of play Australia won the World Cup twice, and arguably should have claimed it three times — they lost in extra time in 2003 to a penalty from England’s Jonny Wilkinson. This time they’re looking for revenge. Look out for The extravagantly gifted Tevita Kuridrani, a dangerous midfield player. Just 23, he could well emerge as a star turn at the tournament. We say Expect them to reach the semi-finals. At least.

game’s most exciting forwards. We say At $67, their price makes for a very attractive outside bet. ENGLAND Strip All white Emblem Red rose Anthem God Save the Queen Alternative anthem Swing Low Sweet Chariot - an odd choice given it’s an AfroCaribbean slave spiritual. In fact, couldn’t really be further removed from rugby, Twickenham or English fans. World ranking 4 Price $5 State of play Sport is surely one of the few occupations where ‘working away from home’ is an accepted excuse for top professionals not performing as well as they might. A doctor wouldn’t get away with it: “I didn’t really come up to scratch in the heart operation because I wasn’t performing at home”; neither would most other jobs. But there it is — home turf is seen as a huge advantage in sport and accordingly England is installed as second favourites.  Look out for: George Ford, the young fly half We say With so many defensive frailties (costing them the Six Nations Championship) they have little chance of taking the World Cup. Semi-finals if they’re lucky. FRANCE Nickname Les Bleus Strip Blue shirts, white shorts, red socks

Emblem A golden rooster National anthem La Marseillaise - even by the high standards of national anthems this is a tad bloodthirsty: “Can you hear in the fields the howling of these fearsome soldiers?” Not exactly chart material, but catchy enough after a glass or two of Beaujolais. World ranking 7 Price $21 State of play France has been responsible for some of the greatest moments of virtuosity in the sport. Sadly, the current crew seems unlikely to add to that total — this is probably one of the poorer French sides of recent years. Look out for Gaël Fickou, with the acceleration of a hare. On the off chance that he receives enough good ball, Fickou will carve through any defence. We say If France do manage to win the World Cup this year pilgrims and supplicants will no longer travel to Lourdes in the south of France looking for miracles.They’ll go to Stade de France instead. IRELAND Strip green jerseys, white shorts Emblem Shamrocks and a rugby ball. Anthem Ireland’s Call. Uniquely, the Ireland team is drawn from two separate international territories. And just in case you haven’t been paying attention these last 400 years, there have been some historical issues about that. So, some years ago, the man who wrote Congratulations was asked

ARGENTINA Nickname Los Pumas Strip Sky blue and white hooped jerseys, white shorts Emblem Confusingly enough a jaguar, and not a puma. It seems a local reporter made a mistake way back in the 1960s over which big cat was portrayed on the Argentine jerseys (journalists, eh?) As a leopard can’t change his spots, the wrong feline member was duly given pride of place. Anthem Himno Nacional Argentino World ranking 8 Price $67 State of play Rugby has a long history in Argentina, on occasion becoming embroiled in the politics of the country. An 1890 game in Buenos Aires resulted in both teams, and all 2,500 spectators, being arrested — something that few other nations can boast. It’s quieter now, and Argentina on their day could be real contenders. Look out for: Agustin Creevy, one of the june 15 | PRIMOLIFE


sport to come up with an inclusive anthem. The result was the dismal Ireland’s Call. As if the poor people of Ireland hadn’t suffered enough already. Unofficial anthem The Fields of Athenry — a song set in the Famine years of the 19th century. World ranking 3 Price $7.50 State of play In captain Paul O’Connell, Ireland have one of the inspirational warriors of the international game. Look out for The flanker Sean O’Brien with his unquenchable penchant for hurting the opposition. Unsurprisingly, O’Brien has undergone two shoulder reconstructions. We say Should make the quarter-finals, but further progress could be dictated by injuries as they depend on a relatively small pool of key players. NEW ZEALAND Nickname The All Blacks (not to be confused with the New Zealand basketball team the Tall Blacks.) Strip All black Emblem Silver fern Anthem God Defend New Zealand National war dance: The Haka, an ancestral Maori war dance consisting of threatening postures, blood-curdling yells and suggestive arm actions. But opposition players have to be careful not to commit haka infringement- France were fined $4,800 by the International Rugby Board


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for approaching too close in 2007; Australia were fined $1920 for a similar breach at the Women’s World Cup. It’s not clear if the fine is stipulated in ancient Maori tradition or whether the IRB were acting independently. World ranking First in the world Price $2.37 State of play It’s widely believed in New Zealand that not winning this World Cup will probably bring about the end of the

world. And they likely will win it — they have some of the most exciting backs in the sport, and a scrum so steady they’ve time to send out for a pizza. Look out for Richie McCaw, probably the greatest flanker of all time. We say Despite their prowess, the All Blacks are something of under-achievers in the World Cup with only two titles under their belt. So success is far from guaranteed, and their current price at the bookies may flatter. SAMOA Nickname Manu Samoa (after a famous Samoan warrior) Strip Blue jerseys, white shorts, blue socks. Emblem The Southern Cross National anthem O Le Fu’a o Le Sa’olotoga o Samoa (The Banner of Freedom) National dance the Siva Tau, not unlike the New Zealand Haka, although no other teams have been fined as yet for Siva Tau infringement (see New Zealand) World ranking 9 Price $176 State of play The game in Samoa has been dogged by off-field issues, many of them financial. But when the skullduggery is put to one side, the Samoans are tough opponents for anybody, with their current ranking well-earned. Look out for David Lemi, the captain. A winger with exceptional pace. We say Quarter finals likely.

SCOTLAND Strip Dark blue jersey, white shorts, blue socks Anthem Flower of Scotland Emblem A thistle World ranking 10 Price $101 State of play Scotland were responsible for organising the very first rugby international, against England in 1871. They won by a goal - and haven’t really contributed much since then; or, at least it seems that way. But it’s certainly true that Scotland have lacked an impressive national side in almost 20 years, and it looks as if this squad are unlikely to change that. Look out for: Lock forward Richie Gray, one of Scotland’s genuine world class players on his day. We say Lucky to get to the quarter finals. SOUTH AFRICA Nickname Springboks, Boks, Bokke Strip Green and gold jerseys, white shorts Emblem The springbok World ranking 2 Price $6 State of Play It’s unlikely that the Springbok fans would emulate England

and choose an Afro-Caribbean spiritual for their anthem. Not because of any entanglement in politics; it’s just that for most South Africa fans, English isn’t their mother tongue. The majority are Afrikaaner farmers; indeed the very language of South African rugby is Afrikaans. A prop is a stut, a hooker is a haker, a number eight is an agtsteman, a scrum-half is a skrumskakel, and so on.

The current team are certainly worldbeaters on their day, but their autumn to Europe was poor, with defeats at the hands of both the Welsh and the Irish Look out for: Tendai Mtawarira, known fondly by fellow players and fans as The Beast, and a powerful scrummager. We say Currently ranked second in the world, they’ll be around until the final days of the tournament.

WALES Nickname The Red Dragons Strip All red National anthem Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) is generally regarded as one of the finest national anthems in sport. It’s widely suspected that rival supporters join in the singing — making it sound even more powerful. Emblem The Prince of Wales’s feathers World ranking 5 Price $15 State of play Welsh rugby culture runs very deep in the community — like New Zealand, the nation is partly defined by its prowess at the sport. They’ll certainly pose a threat to the favourites. Look out for Alun Wyn Jones, the lock. He captained the Lions to their seriesclinching win in the third Test against Australia in 2013. We say $15 is a very generous price.Wales could go all the way. PL Watch the Rugby World Cup on Foxtel Sports. june 15 | PRIMOLIFE



A COLONY OF BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS Banished is the brand new show from BBC First, based on the earliest days of Australia's colonisation and because it's written by Jimmy McGovern, you can be sure it's not going to be sugar-coated. AT ITS HEART Banished is a story of survival. Though it is set in the stark historical reality of the founding of the penal colony in Australia in 1788 after the arrival of the First Fleet, it is not the story of Australia and how it came to be. Rather, it is a tale of love, faith, justice and morality played out on an epic scale in a confined community where the stakes are literally life and death. “If you’re a woman and you have nothing except your body,” says writer Jimmy McGovern, “how far do you go to survive? If you’re a man and a stronger man is


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stealing your food and you are starving to death and nobody lifts a finger to help you because it’s every man for himself, what do you?” Several years ago, McGovern developed a film about the plight of the first convicts in New South Wales. It was, says Sita Williams, Jimmy's long-time producing partner, a wonderful script but it was never made. Instead the film provided the framework for a series. “Jimmy always wanted to go back to the thing that he loved doing most in his Brookside (gritty Liverpool-based soapie that pushed many storyline boundaries) days, which is multi-character, multi-strand, continuing stories. He said, ‘I’ve got this story,’ we read it and we went ‘absolutely’.” McGovern had already been working in Australia as a story editor on the acclaimed multi-award winning ABC drama Redfern Now. He expanded his original film with new characters and stories gleaned from history but given new life. Many of the characters in Banished, from Governor Phillip, the founder of the settlement that would become Sydney, to Major Robert Ross, his nemesis, are known figures from history - but their stories here are fictional.

There is, McGovern points out, an honourable tradition for this approach. "I go all the way back to the days of Wagon Train on NBC which told the stories of the travellers going from the East Coast of America over to the West Coast all that stuff was factual but the stories they told were fiction. “Or more recently you could look at Deadwood, which was a terrific series, and brought in Wild Bill Hickok and people like that. These series used real people, but the stories affecting those historically real people were often fictional.” As relevant as what McGovern has chosen to include in his story is what he has opted to omit. The First Fleeters did have well-documented encounters with the Aboriginal people, but none will appear in this series. “The British haven’t met the Aboriginal people in my drama. It is difficult to exaggerate how important is it to get the portrayal of Indigenous Australians right. In recent years I have been fortunate enough to work with a group of Aboriginal people as story editor on Redfern Now, a contemporary urban drama. "The time frame in Banished is very short, something just over two weeks, and there is not sufficient time to develop and

do justice to Indigenous characters.” As ever with Jimmy’s work, Banished is concerned with ordinary people who by a twist of fate find themselves in extraordinary situations - but they remain situations that anyone could identify with. Although Banished is set in the 18th century, it is in many ways a contemporary story. “There’s quite a formal language being used even by the convicts,” says Jimmy, “but apart from that, you could tell the story now.You take a group of people up to a log cabin up in the mountains and you ask, ‘how do you survive?’” Yet if the themes are universal and enduring, the setting is particular. The task of bringing Australia, 1788, to life fell to directors Daniel Percival and Jeffrey Walker and their crews. The first decision that was made was that the production would be split - all of the exteriors would be shot on location, in Sydney, Australia, and thereafter the production would return to Manchester to film the interiors. “We knew right from the beginning that we were going to shoot all the exteriors on location in Australia,” Percival says.

camp at Manly Dam, surrounded by dense bush and replete with native wildlife. “Jimmy had imagined a world where between the barrier of the ocean and the barrier of the forest there was this strip of Georgian England trying to carve out an existence and survive. It didn't take much to stand in these spots and feel that – and then try to capture it,” says Daniel. Nonetheless, if the Sydney location was hugely compelling, filming two halves of a major production on different sides of the world presented a major logistical problem. It was a challenge that also affected production designer Claire Kenny. She had to oversee the construction of an entire convict camp in Manly Dam, and then replicate that same camp from the inside over in Manchester. Even to the point where bags of original Manly Eucalyptus leaves were shipped all the way back to England with her. Yet as with McGovern’s script, at every call the first requirement for Banished was how best to tell the story, rather than pitchperfect historical accuracy. “Our whole story really is a bit of a creation, we wanted to create a world that

“There’s nowhere else to film them. One of the extraordinary things about the environment around Sydney is the landscape is very much as it was. Not literally Sydney Cove where the Opera House is, but you only have to go a few miles north and you’re in virgin forest again, with estuaries and inlets very similar to what the first fleet would have seen.” The decision was made to base the convicts’

was a hybrid between the historic reality and somewhere that gave us a sense of dramatic interest and variety,” says Kenny. “There was a fair amount of artwork available, but what I found when I started to research the piece

was the same prints were everywhere, and there was a very muted palette to them.” And so she adjusted: in reality the entire camp would have consisted of tents made of white canvas. “That would have made for a very bland look, offering a limited tonal contrast particularly when it came to our interiors back in the UK. So, we shipped out our own canvas, which was a more interesting rich tan colour, and we decided to embrace build methods that I saw in early Australian settlements. We ended up with some tents, and some solid structures.” The camp was a major undertaking, built on public land and so requiring the assent as much as the goodwill of the local people. “There were some challenges for us,” says Claire. “Because it’s a public area, there were picnic areas in the centre of Manly Dam, and so in actual fact when you see the Governor’s house, there’s a metal picnic pergola in the centre of it that we had to build around.” But whatever compromises had to be made, time and again the primary requirement was that character was paramount. Everything else stemmed from there. “We have the characters,” says Williams, “and then the plot comes out of who they are, the situation in which they find themselves. What’s really special about Banished is at its heart there are love stories. People always think of Jimmy as doing ∆18 tough political stories or tough moral dilemmas, but essentially the way these people keep going in the most brutal circumstances is by forming relationships with one another. “That’s how they survive.” Banished was cocommissioned with BBC Two and recently screened in the UK, becoming the fifth highest rating drama series to be shown on BBC Two in the last decade, with a series average of 3.2 million viewers. Banished is the first local commission for BBC First. PL Banished will be screened on BBC First from June 25.



Terminator Genisys catapults a new set of stars, including ex-WAAPA graduate Jai Courtney, into the limelight but one thing remains the same - Arnold Schwarzengger’s incredible physique. By GILL PRINGLE.


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EMILIA CLARKE WASN’T even born when Arnold Schwarzenegger first debuted his steely cyborg in The Terminator more than three decades ago. But just like the sci-fi time-shifting movie franchise itself, who could predict that the Austrian body-building champ would go on to marry into America’s most powerful political dynasties and become Governor of California and then, 31 years later reprises his role opposite a British girl famous for her “mother-of-dragons” turn in TV’s Game of Thrones? Fast forward to today and I find myself in the company of Emilia Clarke, 28, and Schwarzenegger, 67, together with Australia’s two most talented rising stars Jai Courtney, 29, and Jason Clarke, 44. Ironically it was another Australian, one Mel Gibson, who was first offered the role of The Terminator, although that’s another story. . . If few actors could plausibly reprise a role they played 30 years earlier, then Schwarzenegger is much like the indestructible robot-man he now plays for the fourth time in Terminator Genisys. And if there’s any stunt he found difficult this time round, now that he’s of bus-pass age, then he’s not letting on. “Normally when guys get older, they don’t look exactly the same but I’ve stayed in shape and it’s still totally believable because I weigh exactly the same. When we

did the body mould for this movie, apart from the waist, everything else was pretty much the same size,” boasts Schwarzenegger who insists he didn’t ask for any special treatment. “I’ve been training throughout my whole life so I had no problem with any of the stunts. They were easy for me. I don’t feel like I have to tell them at four o’clock in the afternoon. ‘Look guys, I am 67, so let’s cool it now’.” A long-time friend of Terminator’s original creator, James Cameron, he has Cameron’s blessing: “Jim is a good friend and we talk all the time. I think he’s very happy with what we’ve done with this movie.” It’s been a dizzying journey for Clarke who finds herself reprising the role of Sarah Connor, first made famous by Cameron’s

ex-wife Linda Hamilton, in the process becoming a global symbol of female empowerment. “It’s huge!” says Clarke, her eyes opening wide, today all feminine in a grey wraparound dress with matching heels, her natural long brown hair curled past her shoulders so she looks nothing like her TV alter-ego Khaleesi. She still can’t get over how her Game of Thrones fans have responded to her so lovingly. “I think the blonde wig and the dragons probably are the main reason for that!” Suggest that her current shade of brown is something of a disguise, she agrees: “So now I’m screwed, yeah? Up until now I’ve been able to live my life in relative normalcy. We’ll see what happens next!” If Game of Thrones has made her a fan

SHOWING THEIR METTLE The new Terminator reboot brings together many characters who have appeared through the years including Sarah Connor, played by Emilia Clarke (above) and the original killbot, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger (left).

boy favourite, then Terminator Genisys takes it up a notch. “It’s huge. I’ve joined the Sarah Connor club! There was obviously a huge amount of pressure following in the footsteps of Linda Hamilton, as she created one of the most iconic females at the time. But I couldn’t turn it down because the script we have on this movie has given her an entirely different back history, so that power you see in Sarah in Terminator 2 really is where we begin in our Terminator. So in that sense it was very easy to put my own take on it while still paying homage to the essence of the character Jim Cameron created.” Although she has no children of her own, for Clarke it came naturally playing a mother, protecting her screen son John Connor so he can save the future earth from the machines. “I’ve got a very good mother myself and june 15 | PRIMOLIFE




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I was fortunate enough to grow up around a lot of love so I know what that is and I could try and harness that for myself.” She also thanks close family for saving her from the insanity of Game of Thrones fame and future Terminator celebrity. “I’ve got a very, very close, gorgeous, loving group of friends and family who are nothing to do with this industry at all, and who I go home to after my jobs. So if I were to ever flit off into the clouds for a second, I’d be helpfully yanked back down to earth.” If Hamilton’s Sarah Connor was an inspiration, then she has other role models, Australia’s own Cate Blanchett in particular: “I loved Cate’s performance in Elizabeth - so powerful. Also Katharine Hepburn in Adam’s Rib, such a strong smart woman; Shirley MacLaine in The Apartment… the list goes on.” With one-time Game of Thrones director Alan Taylor at the helm of Terminator Genisys, one might assume that Clarke was a shoo-in. “Not at all,” she argues, “There was a lot of deliberation because they really had to


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be sure they were getting the right person, so there were some nail-biting weeks of whether I was going to get the part or not and a joyful celebration when I did.” A father-of-five, Schwarzenegger warmed to his role as Clarke’s protector/

father figure. “When you have daughters, to play and protect this girl is not that farfetched. It also created some really comic situations, especially when another young man comes into the relationship and I am the father figure and I am trying to sort this

new thing out, which is very difficult for my character who is essentially a robot.” Asked how that relationship played out off screen, Clarke smiles, “He is a very famous icon - so you really expect when you meet someone like that for there to be a huge amount of ego that surrounds it, and the biggest surprise is that it doesn’t exist; he’s got such an ease about him and has an ability to diffuse every situation with his charm and wit, and you kind of weren’t expecting that at all. “We had such a lovely relationship to play on screen; the kind of father/daughter humour so there was a lot of joking around in between scenes.” And of her on-screen romance with Jai Courtney’s Kyle Reese? “We were lucky to get on incredibly well and he’s a cheeky Australian, so he made every day very easy,” she says. If audiences have grown used to Courtney’s tough side from his roles in Insurgent, Jack Reacher and A Good Day To Die Hard, then he softens when you ask him about Emilia. “She was already cast in the role and I got the chance to fly out to LA and audition with her and we found a real natural chemistry. I was a fan of Emilia already from her show. We wanted it to be a compelling love story. It was more intense than I thought it would be. It’s easy to ignore that stuff when the background is so spectacular and destructive but I think that’s the beautiful thing about the Terminator films, they disguise these really beautiful relationships and there’s a love story in all of them that you don’t necessarily think you’re going to see.” One source of anxiety for Courtney was a fully-nude scene where he recreates Schwarzenegger’s famous birthday suit arrival-on-earth scene. “It wasn’t my first time getting clothes off on screen,” grins the former Spartacus star, “but there’s a certain anxiety that comes from wanting to look your best while at the same time stripping down the weight. “Reese is a soldier in a resistance army living on a barren landscape. It’s not like they can get fresh fruit and vegetables so that meant I had to get lean. I did cardio three hours a day for two months, eating more salmon than I thought was humanly possible. If you want to get lean, hit the salmon!” Portraying John Connor is Queensland’s Jason Clarke. A former sheep-shearer, he began his career in Aussie TV mainstays like Home and Away and Blue Heelers, graduating to film with subtle performances in Rabbit-Proof Fence, Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby and Dawn of The Planet

of The Apes. Despite his growing status, he refuses to consider himself as a movie star, arguing that some of his best memories of making Terminator Genisys were spent in Schwarzenegger’s trailer. “Arnold is impressive every day because he really lives in the moment. He’s a very happy man. He’s in India one day at the economic forum, he’s in Australia at the Arnold Classic, he’s attending a childrens’ benefit for schools. He’s lived a full life so he’s a guy I learned a lot from, like Michael Caine many years ago. “You sit in the trailer and you hear the

stories about how they shaped the industry that now I’m in.” With all the testosterone on set, Emilia Clarke insists she’s not the fierce woman that fans expect. “I’m not remotely a rebel,” she says. “Oh God! Embarrassingly, hardly at all. Any rebel-like tendencies have been squashed by a polite British demeanor. By nature, I am not an aggressive person, someone who would go looking for a fight. “I would much rather defuse it with humour, which I think is the healthiest way to live your life personally.” PL Terminator Genisys is released on July 1.  

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THE THRILL OF THE CHASE The original wolf pack is back Vinnie Chase and the boys from Entourage are taking to the big screen to pick up where they left off, says Gill Pringle. Just leave your PC glasses at home.

THROUGHOUT ITS EIGHT-season TV run, Entourage consistently drew criticism of sexism and misogyny, despite the lifestyle it portrayed arguably remaining every guy’s fantasy: hot babes, stretch limousines and 24hour parties with your buddies - all set against a backdrop of one of the world’s coolest cities where everyone knows your name. The man who truly lived that lifestyle was one Mark Wahlberg, precociously pitching the idea to HBO some 13 years ago. The TV series - starring fictitious movie star Vinnie Chase and his homeboys, together with abrasive agent Ari Gold became a huge hit, its many loyal fans bereft when it went off the air four years ago with Adrian Grenier’s perennial bachelor Vinnie walking down the aisle, Jeremy Piven’s Gold quitting Hollywood, and Kevin Connolly’s Eric about to become a father. Reuniting for one final big screen hoorah of which writer/director/producer Doug Ellin describes as “Entourage on steroids”, remarkably only six days have passed as we pick up in the Entourage-universe. Meeting up with the guys on a typically sunny day in Hollywood, a city to which the TV series and now the film, pay homage, with all its glamour, red carpets, mansions and cut-throat movie deals, their camaraderie is as genuine off screen as it is on. Likening the show to a male version of Sex and the City, Grenier, 38, says: “The friendship and loyalty is really at the heart of everything, otherwise the show wouldn’t have lasted as long as it did. These guys are family to me at this point. I don’t have


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any brothers of my own so they are my brothers.” Mention Sex and the City to Ellin and he looks nervous. “I hate to have a Sex and the City discussion because that movie made $800 million and was the biggest R-rated comedy before Hangover and Ted. It’s a lot to live up to and I’m very conscious of it,” he says. Shot within 32 days on a tight budget, there was almost more drama off screen than there was on, between Connolly breaking his foot and production shutting down for five weeks, and the logistical nightmare of borrowing yachts and lining up all the A-list cameos including Jessica Alba, Liam Neeson, Kelsey Grammer and Mark Cuban, as well as appearances by star athletes Tom Brady, Clay Matthews and Russell Wilson. “When Kevin broke his foot - like the neurotic Jewish director I am, I thought the movie was over. Kevin was tough enough to walk around for two days but after he went to the doctor, we were shut down while he recovered. It was panic. We didn’t want to lose the momentum. Everything was going great but it actually turned out to be a blessing in disguise and we got to shoot some extra stuff because of it.” If the guys look no different than when we last saw them - except for Jerry Ferrara’s Turtle who has dropped 27kg, his weight

loss providing fodder for the film - then their private lives have shifted dramatically since they first set out on their Entourage journey. Grenier has become a champion of green causes, prolific documentary-maker and dotcom investor; Connolly an Emmy-winning director and Ferrara has launched a chain of sandwich shops called Fat Sal’s. Portraying Chase’s overlooked brother, Johnny Drama, actor Kevin Dillon, has been able to escape the long shadow cast by his own brother Matt Dillon and has two daughters. More than anyone, it’s Piven whose life has changed. Apologetic for creating a landscape of rude abrasive Hollywood agents, modelled upon his own Ari Gold, he has since redefined himself as genteel department store mogul in the eponymous TV series Mr Selfridge, now in its fourth season. Spending most of his time in London where the show is filmed, he says, “Playing Harry Selfridge has been a great way to get Ari Gold off my back. If I have any excuse for Ari I will say he’s a shark and everyone needs a shark in their lives to keep them on their toes.” Connolly looks wistful when he describes their first day on the movie set, “It was in Miami on a big yacht with 200 girls in bikinis, so it helped us get back into the swing of things,” he smiles wistfully. “Let’s hope we get to do another one.” PL Entourage is out now.

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Robbie Williams knows how to please the crowd and his new tour promises to tick all the boxes for his legion of diehard fans. They’ll get all the hits and Robbie’s charisma by the bucketload. HE’S THE PROTOTYPE Harry Styles. He’s the boy band escapee who went on to be bigger than the group he left. He’s the man who made angels cool, the creator of the most popular song to be played at funerals. He’s the kind of artist - like Kylie, Beyoncé and Pink - who is known the world over by his first name alone. He’s Robbie, and he’s coming to Perth in October. The man who left Take That and conquered the pop world is bringing his Let Me Entertain You Tour to Perth Arena and this time, in a departure from his visit last year, he’ll be giving the audience exactly what they crave: all the hits, and then some. “Australia and New Zealand - Let Me Entertain You. Me: Robbie Williams.You: the audience. Let’s have some fun together, like old times,” he said, on announcing the tour in May. Kicking things off here in the west at Perth Arena on Friday October 9, Robbie will then head to Adelaide Entertainment Centre, the Brisbane Entertainment Centre,


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Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena and Sydney’s Allphones Arena before heading across the ditch and taking in Wellington’s Basin Reserve before wrapping things up at Auckland’s Vector Arena on November 3. Robbie was last in Australia in 2014 for The Swing Tour Live, which saw him perform to sell-out arenas across the country, delighting fans that had waited eight long years for him to return down under. The Swing Tour was something of a departure from Robbie’s juggernaut 2006 Close Encounters world tour, which saw the pop superstar perform his biggest hits to over 500,000 Aussies in stadiums across the country.  This time around, the aptly-named Let Me Entertain You Tour boasts a setlist perfected over a career spanning two decades at the very pinnacle of pop and includes the likes of Angels, Rock DJ, Better Man and Bodies. Coupled with his characteristic showmanship, infectious charisma and the wicked wit for which he

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March 21-April 20

Travel will become increasingly appealing mid-June, as the new moon on the 17th will encourage you to take steps into a more diverse field. You’ll enjoy upbeat communications, meetings and generally fun interactions. And, as you broaden your horizons, this will impact positively on your general goals as you’ll feel inspired.


April 21-May 21

Being ruled by Venus, which is the planet astrologers most associate with your values, principles and desires, you tend to feel you must have a deep investment in the actions you take. And this month, you may find that some of your morals or even your feelings change as you re-appraise your loyalties, and also your finances.


July 24-Aug 23

Life is on an upswing for you. The drawback risks being that your generosity takes over and you splash the cash in response to good times. If you’re careful with resources in June, this could be a great month to get ahead financially. An opportunity towards the end of the month could include the chance to broaden your scope at work.


June 22-July 23

A new phase is about to begin which could free up your resources, both material and financial. If you’re looking for ways to smooth out your financial obligations, the new moon on the 17th will help you to find more flexibility in your budget, loans and investments. Mars in Cancer towards the end of June will bring back your vivacity.



May 22-June 21

The new moon on the 17th will be in your sign, and suggests it’s time you focus a little more on yourself; on your looks, your health and wellbeing, and on your true interests. It’s a great month to revitalise relationships, to re-connect with loved ones, to be more outgoing, to generally spruce up your life; and to get up to date with work schedules.

Aug 24-Sep 23

You’ll feel encouraged to try something new in June, be this at work or at play. A new work roster or a fresh environment to relax via a holiday will appeal. If you’ve been hiding your light under a bush, this month you’ll feel inclined to expand your influence a little, and an opportunity towards the end of June could add sparkle into your life.


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1 2 3 4 5 6 11 13 15 17 19 21

Absolutely necessary (13) Give out (8) Space (4) Fondle (6) Aptitude (6) Alcove (6) Distant (6) Fashionable (4) Demonstrative (8) Impartial (13)

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Point out (8) Uncomplicated (6) Frank (4) Forefather (8) Cask (6) Too (4) Uneasy uncertainty (8) Birth of Christ (8) Get free (6) Meditation (6) Greet (4) Just (4)

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Sep 24-Oct 23

You’ll gain the inspiration and the conviction that you’re on the right track by the end of June, especially in connection with your partnerships. Collaborations of all types, such as those at work or at home; with friends or sporting events, for example, will appeal this month, and cooperation will be the key to your success.


Oct 24-nov 22

You’ll gain a great deal of insight into your options in June. Circumstances will always change, and this is something you simultaneously relish and secretly fear, the latter especially when you’re happy. This month, it’s all about the choices you make, and you’ll need to grab a great opportunity when it surfaces.


Dec 22-Jan 20

June is an excellent month to look for new ways to boost your wellbeing in body, mind and spirit. If you’ve been considering a fresh routine at work or a new fitness schedule, this is the month to invest in yourself and your profile. Towards the end of June, changes domestically will be a focus; it’s a great time for a little DIY.


3 Which Broadway musical features the song Good Morning Baltimore?

7 In the Madagascar movies, what type of animal is Gloria?

4 Which Australian TV personality is married to journalist Jennifer Byrne (pictured)? 5 Which bird species is kept at the Tower of London, in accordance with superstition about the British Crown?

8 What is the westernmost point of mainland Australia? 9 Since which year has David Cameron served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom? 10 Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name for which island?

1 A spider. 2 China. 3 Hairspray. 4 Andrew Denton. 5 Raven. 6 B2. 7 Hippopotamus. 8 Steep Point. 9 2010. 10 Easter Island.

6 Is Riboflavin better known as Vitamin B1, B2, or B3?


and which country runs across the summit of Mount Everest?

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2 The international border between Nepal

Feb 20-march 20

The stability you’re looking for isn’t as unrealistic as you sometimes think. Principally, the search for security will revolve around your work life and home. A key to providing yourself with a more secure outlook rests with your values: if you can decide what – and who – is most important to you, you’ll make the most of a great option in June. June

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1 According to the nursery rhyme, what sat down beside Miss Muffet?

Jan 21-Feb 19

This is a great month to invest more time in your home, both the bricks and mortar, and your relationships within your four walls and in your extended family. It’s an excellent time to consign some of your ideas to the past, as you’re ready to step up to new ideas and notions, especially towards the end of June, when a lovely visit will prove motivational.




nov 23-Dec 21

June is all about your personal life, your sense of self and your relationships. The full moon on the 3rd could open new doors for you, so singles should mingle, especially if you were born early December. All Sagittarians could begin a new chapter this month; if not in your personal life, then at work or regarding a health routine.

ACrOSS: 7 Indispensable; 8 Dispense; 9 Room; 10 Caress; 12 Talent; 14 Recess; 16 Remote; 18 Chic; 20 Effusive; 22 Dispassionate. DOWn: 1 Indicate; 2 Simple; 3 Open; 4 Ancestor; 5 Barrel; 6 Also; 11 Suspense; 13 Nativity; 15 Escape; 17 Musing; 19 Hail; 21 Fair.


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PRIMOparties STEVE'S MOËT BLACK & GOLD PARTY Images by Thomas Roy

The bubbles were much in evidence at the uber-glam party hosted by iconic wine bar, Steve's in Nedlands. With flowers by The Flower Hound and golden goblets holding champers 'until the magnums ran out', this was a party celebrating the launch of Moët & Chandon's Gold champagne in WA. "We have a long and proud partnership with Steve's Bar & Café, it’s an iconic WA bar," said Juliet McInnes, Moët & Chandon brand manager Australia. None of the VIP guest list would disagree.

Simon & Kristine Goyder

Cardin & Elisa Langer Chris Johnson & Kellie Higgins of Moët & Chandon

Louisa Miller & Kai Ridley

Clare Ryan holds a gold goblet

Ashlee Crabbe & Candi Rumenos

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Glen & Cindy Parsons


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Jillian McHugh, Beverly Ligman, Nicole Golden & Rayne Embley


Adriana Kezic, Jessica Catalano, Allana Smith, jordana Cipriano, Lisa Catalano & Michelina Catalano

Velma Italiano, Roslyn D'Orazio, Sofija D'Orazio, Jessica D'Orazio & Nicole Mammone

More than 100 ladies enjoyed a delicious high tea at the Bayswater City Soccer Club’s inaugural Sparkling High Tea fundraising event, with all monies raised from the event supporting the club’s junior association players. Guests were treated to champagne to accompany the delicious treats on offer, games and entertainment including a fashion runway and personal table service from the club's first team players.

Anna Caratozzolo & Marina Rapattoni

Bobbie & Trent Kay with Belinda Haldoupis

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NAME OF THE GAME Despite our brood having perfectly good proper ones, we just can't help picking silly nicknames for us all. And it seems we're not alone. THE LATEST CRISIS to hit our 12-yearold is a very 21st-century kind of affair – and, as such, it was hard at first for me to grasp the enormity of the situation. The problem, it turned out, was that he’d been locked out of his World of Warcraft account after ham-fistedly typing his password wrong one too many times. He claimed caps lock was to blame. World of Warcraft, for the happily uninitiated, is a computer game played over the internet. It involves dwarves, spells, hit points and running around an unfathomably large playing area along with hundreds of thousands of other like-minded fantasy fans killing dragons and occasionally shouting ‘lol noob’ via a chatbox. Anyway, my suggestion that he should see his password malfunction as a sign from the gods that he should go and read a book instead was met with massive indignation. He had, he explained, spent many an hour crafting his paladin into a force to be reckoned with and there was much work still left for him to do. Important gig then, so I decided it was not my place to stand in his way and set about going down the password retrieval labyrinth. And that’s when things got difficult. The security question WoW had set when Sam first created his account way back when – a vital piece of info we needed to provide to get back in – was ‘childhood nickname’. That seemed simple enough until we tried to enter a response. “It’ll be Boo,” I told him with confidence, referring to the very first nickname he was saddled with when still a babe in arms. Nope. “Sorry, we do not recognise that answer,” WoW’s website told us. “OK . . . try Sammy.” Another no. Sammy Sam was next, an extension of the classic. Still no. Over the next frustrating ten minutes, we tried every nickname we could think of. Mule – a phonetic deconstruction of the second syllable of Samuel. The Muler,


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the natural evolution of Mule. Glee, from his first word. Gleeson, another extension. So onto the ones with no real explanation – Monkey Face, Chipshop, Pigdog, the list went on, but none opened the portal back to the World of Warcraft. I had to, then, admit defeat and promise to phone WoW HQ and sort it out, leaving a peeved middle child to mutter under his breath: “Couldn’t you just have called me Junior or something?” But the truth is nicknames are a big thing in our house, as my wife pointed out later when I asked her if she had any suggestions as to which of Sam’s many monikers WoW could have been looking for. “There’s just too many,” she said and went on to list the main ones our five children have endured over the years: Oliver, our youngest at six, is, obviously, Oli. But he is also Losty, Lostandfound and Christmas Cake (from his middle names Christian Jake) to name but a few. Daisy, was Dazzle as a baby and I still can’t stop calling her Baby Girl, despite her now being 11 years old. Her middle names too have borne nicknames, Tabitha Rose morphing into the likes of Twobits and, my personal favourite, The Twice-Bitten Rose, over the years. Felix, meanwhile, is fine with being addressed as Lixie, but nowadays, at 17, he would rather we didn’t use Locksmith or Lixamophone when his mates or girlfriend are around. And Henry? Yes, H is a cool nickname for parents to give their firstborn – remember S Club 7? – but did it really have to be corrupted to Ash and then on from that eventually to Aschenbecher, which, it turns out, is German for ashtray? I was left then wondering whether we’d taken the nickname too far, but my wife was quick to assure me that we weren’t alone. “Look,” she said, “I’ll prove it. Let’s see what PRIMOLife readers think.”

I’ve probably mentioned in the past that I’m married to this magazine’s boss and, powerhouse that she is, she has sway over all PRIMO platforms. As such, she tapped quickly at her laptop and, via our Facebook page, asked our many likers whether they too were prone to the odd silly nickname. And it turns out that there are people out there that make addressing your second-born Lixamophone look like quite the sensible thing to do. Sam, it turned out, isn’t the only Boo in the world – Rebecca Stanborough’s 11-month-old is one while Karen Thompson’s little girl started as Lara Loo, then Loo, then Loo Boo, but now, she says, is mainly Boo. I love the poetry of that evolution – and Linda Manso obviously likes a good rhyme too as her tot is ‘My Boo, I Love You’. And there are some gloriously silly names out there – Gay Ann De Wit is mum to Jo Po Pooh Bear and Core Core Apple Core. Kate Bousfield, who, like us boasts five children, has Grommet, Lolly Legs, Fluffy, Reggae and Beanie – and is carrying on the tradition through her grandkids Shakey and Terrodactal. Which, of course is a reminder that nicknames are not a new thing – Karen Lamond’s dad called her and her sister Agatha and Gertrude, cheekily referencing Cinderella’s ugly sisters, and Ursula Fitton posted: “My brother was always called Tonsils. I never asked why. He’s nearly 60 now – think it’s time I asked.” The names kept coming – Princess Poopsy, Little Dude, Little Man, Missy Moo, Roon – so after a couple of days of replies I was confident we weren’t a madhouse for indulging in silly, but loving, names. Thanks, then, all you PRIMOLifers who replied. All I need to do now is get on the phone and get Flute’s account reactivated before I go and pick up Slipshod and Moonface. PL


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PRIMOLife June 2015  

WA's best monthly lifestyle, property and entertainment magazine published on behalf of the Peard Real Estate Group.

PRIMOLife June 2015  

WA's best monthly lifestyle, property and entertainment magazine published on behalf of the Peard Real Estate Group.