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Yarra Junction and Yarra Glen football clubs stood shoulder to shoulder against homophobia in the game on Saturday with openly gay Yarra Glen player Jason Ball, pictured in a fierce contest for the ball with Eagle Brian ‘Briezie’ Freedman, leading the way for the first ever Australian Pride Cup. For more photos see Mail Sport or Picture: KATH GANNAWAY visit 119777


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“LET the siren that starts the game be a siren that sounds out our commitment to inclusion, love and respect for all our brothers and sisters.” As the first ever Pride Cup in support of stamping out homophobia in football got underway between Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction on Saturday, there were some powerful messages delivered on anti-discrimination in all its forms. From both clubs’ presidents, from the AFL, from the gay and lesbian community, from Yarra Ranges Council, and from beyondblue ... among others. When Uniting Church minister, Reverend Jennie Gordon spoke those words, and asked for a time of silence to remember young gay people who had taken their own lives, or lived in fear and humiliation because they felt unloved and not accepted for who they were, most people got it. The game, initiated by Yarra Glen coach Dean de Munk in support of openly gay Yarra Glen team member Jason Ball, is breaking ground at the grassroots level. Jason Ball came out in September 2012, just a week before the club played in the grand final match. It was acknowledged then, and was acknowledged on the day as a courageous stand by the then 24-yearold footballer who has continued to champion the cause through his work with the AFL, as a beyondblue ambassador and every week as a player in the YVMDFL. He called on the AFL back then to host a Pride round, but said on Saturday he was happy to have two grassroots clubs, traditional rivals on the ground, lead the way. Asked about when the AFL might take a speccy against homophobia on the shoulders of Yarra Glen, AFL General Manager Football Operations

Mark Evans said while the AFL had moved away from themed matches, if individual clubs came forward the league wouldn’t be against the idea. Yarra Glen president Vincent Erickson said he believed the AFL would get more support than they might think and said sport was a powerful vehicle to bring communities together to promote social justice and equality. “Yarra Glen is showcasing what can happen and what should be happening in providing a safe environment for everyone,” he said. Yarra Junction president Tony Aulich spoke out at the end of a day of what he said was a “lesson in football” on the field, but a day when the sporting community had together made a clear statement on discrimination. “Any form of discrimination, in our community and in sport is simply not acceptable,” he said. For Jason Ball, the home match was a milestone in an ongoing journey. “A lot of my friends were here who have not seen me play before because country footy is not always a safe place,” he said. There was plenty of home-grown support for Ball, who said the match atmosphere was like a grand final. About the AFL’s role he said the Pride Cup showed the power of football to bring people together, but could also see the difficulty for the AFL and that it was about providing a safe place for players at that level. “Unlike the Indigenous round, sexuality is invisible. Without an openly gay player, what are they celebrating ... that no-one feels safe to come out? “I feel Yarra Glen by their support of me has filled that void. I think a Pride match is still the goal, and today is showing that the community is ready for that,” he said.



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Full Gonski needed WOORI Yallock Primary School has told a senate inquiry they need the full Gonski funding to give their 181 students an even playing field. The Federal Government has committed to the first four years of funding under the previous government’s Gonski reform, but has said it won’t fund the full six years. This week, the Commission of Audit backed the government’s stance, recommending they do not

proceed with the final two years. Australian Greens spokesperson for schools and deputy chair of the Senate Select Committee on School Funding, Senator Penny Wright, is pushing for the government to deliver the full Gonski funding in the upcoming Federal Budget. Senator Wright said the government’s current stand would mean schools like Woori Yallock could miss out on up to two-thirds of money originally forecast under Gonski. The Woori Yallock submission

said the National Partnership funding had been reduced significantly, which impacted greatly on staffing and added that full funding would give the school certainty to plan for the future. It said the full funding would allow a full-time literacy coach, subsidising camps and excursions and purchase of new technology that would put Woori Yallock students on a level playing field with all other schools. The submission stated results as

a school were trending significantly upwards, but that without the additional resources it would be difficult to maintain the results. Senator Wright claimed country schools were under-resourced, making it harder for students to reach their potential. “That’s just not fair,” she said. She said she hoped activism from schools across the country would see the full Gonski funding delivered in the budget.



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By KATH GANNAWAY IF RAY and Olive Emonson have any advice for young couples thinking of marriage, it’s not a complicated message. “There’s a lot of give and take in life in general, and in marriage too,” Ray said. Ray married his sweetheart Olive Learmonth on 24 April, 1954 at the Methodist Church in Yarra Junction, where they met. They haven’t strayed far from the valley they love ever since. Olive was a local girl whose father had the blacksmith’s shop in Little Yarra Road. Ray came down to the Yarra Valley from a wheat farm up in

the Mallee chasing work which over the years included earthmoving in the logging industry, growing potatoes and working the family farm at Gladysdale. “I always enjoyed my work, working up in the bush, as long as the days were fine you could get stuck into it and really work,” Ray said. Olive said they worked together on the farm and raised their three children, who went to Gladysdale Primary School and Upper Yarra Secondary College. Ray and Olive celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a family party, including three generations of grandchildren.



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MEMBERS of the Upper Yarra’s Buller family have planted the 10th tree in a project that will see memorial trees and plaques commemorate the district’s WWI Diggers. The family, descendants of three brothers and a cousin killed in WWI, gathered for a reunion at the Upper Yarra Museum on Anzac Day. The Upper Yarra Valley Historical Society is planting the memorial trees along the Warburton Rail Trail as an Anzac Centenary project. Edward and Catherine Buller lost three sons; John Alexander, 24, Arthur Archibald, 23 and Edwin Charles, 21. Archibald and Georgina Buller’s son Archibald Edward Buller was also 21 when he died as a result of wounds. The family has strong links to the region with Edward J. Buller the first landholder in Warburton and owner of a general store, bakery and the Sam Knott Hotel. He

was the first president of the Upper Yarra Shire in 1905. Gordon Buller is a fourth generation of the family living in the valley and has two generations behind him. He said the memorial trees would create a great feeling of respect and reinvigoration for the family roots in the valley. Great-great grandson of Edward J. Buller, Darren Buller, said the reality of war was brought home with the service and the plaques. “There were five boys in the one family; to lose three in war would have been absolutely devastating. You can only imagine what that would have done to a family,” he said. The museum has launched an appeal to help with the memorial planting which they aim to have completed in time for Anzac Day 2015. For more information visit




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A great mum the best blessing WHAT a blessing it is to have a good mother. What do we mean by a blessing? I guess for most of us a blessing, or in most cases many blessings, will mean all that your mum has brought to your life – your support and nurturer in your childhood, your school taxi driver, your home tutor when you got behind at school, the one who encouraged you when the world seemed against you and the one who tended to your headaches, sore thumbs, skinned knees and your teenage heartaches.


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I had one of the best yet I know there are many ‘bests’. If there was an MVM (Most Valuable Mum) competition, the entries would be countless.

I wonder where your mum will be this year - maybe she lives far away overseas and a phone call or Skype will be the limit of your scope of contact. Of course some ‘Interflora’ flowers could wing their way too. A friend of mine has a mother in hospital at the moment – she might get out for Mother’s Day but then again she might still be stuck in there. Sadly some are estranged from their mothers and sad too it will be for others whose mums have died, yet they might visit the grave.

Community Diary KOHA Mothers TO show their appreciation of all that mothers do, KOHA Community Café is inviting everyone to bring their mum along on Thursday 8 May to enjoy a delicious free meal. KOHA Community Café is located at Yarraburn Centre, Yarra Junction, for more information, email inquires-contactkoha@gmail. com.

Photography workshop HEALESVILLE Living and Learning Centre is hosting a Digital Photography Workshop on Saturday 10 May. For more information or to enrol, call 5962 5982 or visit the centre located at 1 Badger Creek Road, Healesville.

Community market WARBURTON Community Market is at St Mary’s Warburton on Saturday 10 May from 9am to 2pm. Handcrafts, fresh produce, plants and many other goods will be on sale.

Hearted Movement WHOLE Hearted Movement, Music and Fun are sessions of seated exercise suitable for all including those with injury, illness or balance issues. Located at Yarra Valley Innate Chiropractic, 2 Bell Street, Yarra Glen, on

Mondays 12, 19 and 26 May from 9.30am to 10.15am. For prices and more information, call 0432 240 427 or email

Film Nights YARRA Ranges Film Society is playing 2011 French Drama ‘The Kid with a Bike’ on Tuesday 13 May at 7.30pm at the Mecca Theatre, Warburton and Tuesday 20 May at 7.30pm at the Memo Theatre, Healesville. For more information, call president Joseph Guthrie on 5966 2987 or visit www.

In Harmony WARBURTON’S Harmony Festival from 16 to 19 May is an inclusive and unique celebration of place including forums, films, concerts, workshops and meditation programs, dance, music, singing, poetry and storytelling and much more. Save the dates and visit www.warburtonharmonyfestival. com for more information.

Morning tea HEALESVILLE Living and Learning Centre will be a part of Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea on Tuesday 20 May from 11.30am to 12.30pm. For more information, call 5962 5982.

probably went that extra bit for you many times. Just something special to say ‘I love you’ and ‘You mean a lot to me’. Maybe you could even think of visiting a mum who has no-one to visit her and try to cheer her day. Maybe you could ring someone you know who has recently lost their mum and offer some words of consolation. Someone once said, “God’s greatest gift to us for doing life is our mother” Thank God for mothers, yours and others past and present.

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Afternoon tea STEELS Creek Community Centre is hosting their annual Community (Biggest) Afternoon Tea from 1.30pm to 3.30pm in aid of the Cancer Council. Entry $7.50. For more information, call 5965 2372.

Toy Library YARRA Glen Toy Library is open Saturdays from 10am to 11am and the second and fourth Wednesdays from 9.30am to 10.30am. Located at the rear of the Memorial Hall, Yarra Glen. Toys for children aged 0-6 years. For more information, call 0419 147 140.

Service Awards NOMINATIONS for Lions Club of Healesville Community Service Awards are now open. If you know an unsung hero, a tireless volunteer who’s always there, gives heaps, and deserves recognition nominate them for a LCHCSA. Nominations close Friday 23 May. Download a nomination form from the Lions Club website at

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Other mums are still here but lost with dementia. However we remember and honour our mums this Mother’s Day, most of us will do it with pride and diligence. I heard a mum on radio last week saying that she would fight to keep her elderly mum alive in hospital against other advice to let her go – she said emphatically “She’s my mum and I want her to be with me as long as I can keep her”. Maybe this Mother’s Day you can do that little extra – after all, your mum

front of the building. Artistic supplies costs will be covered. Contact Warwick and Helen Etty on 5962 2394 or email with proposals.

Guides Biscuits PLAIN chocolate and minis Girl Guide Biscuits are available from Healesville Pharmacy for $3 a packet.

Soul singing SINGING For Your Soul’s Sake meet on Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm at the Darron Honey Centre, 286 Maroondah Highway, Healesville. New members welcome, for more information call Catherine on 5962 1720.

Probus Club UPPER Yarra Ladies’ Probus Club meets at the Yarra Junction Bowling Club on the second Monday of each month at 10am. Visitors and new members welcome. For more information, call Lorriane on 5967 4508 or Cheryl on 5967 2368.

Girl Guides GIRL Guides Healesville is introducing a new night at St John’s Church, Symons Street, on Thursday from 6pm to 7.30pm. For more information, call Melanie on 9726 8764.

Broadband Seniors FREE computer tutoring with free computer access available to seniors at Golden Wattle Healesville. To book a session contact Golden Wattle on 5962 2588.

Farmer’s Market HEALESVILLE Organic Farmers’ Market is run every Saturday from 8am1pm in Coronation Park, River Street. Fresh, organic produce and more available.

Rocky Road THE Rocky Road Choir is looking for new members. The group meets every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm at the Salvation Army Hall in Healesville. Gold Coin donation for Afternoon Tea. No experience is necessary - all are welcome. For more information, call Mitzi on 5962 2388.

Community Space WARBURTON Community Space in Thomas Avenue is available for low cost hire. Suitable for meetings, events and gatherings - seven days a week. Commercial kitchen available. Indoor/outdoor space. For more information, call 0439 389 522.

VicForests seeks information regarding Leadbeater’s Possum detection sites VicForests is seeking information from community members regarding the site of any Leadbeater’s Possum detection. VicForests would like to ensure we have the most up to date information regarding all detection sites so that these sites can be protected in line with the recommendations developed by the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group. If community members have additional information regarding detection sites which has not been provided to VicForests or the Department of Environment and Primary Industries then we would request this information be forwarded as soon as possible. A key recommendation developed by the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group is the establishment of timber harvest exclusion zones of a 200 metre radius centred on any known Leadbeater’s Possum detection in the last 15 years. The 200 metre exclusion zone will be applied to all sites which are captured in the Victorian Biodiversity Atlas but other sites including those brought forward by community members will be vital.


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Police salute long weekend drivers THE Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol has commended the behaviour of drivers over the double-long weekend period, where only around one in a thousand breath-tested drivers were found to be over the limit. Over the Easter and Anzac Day long weekends, police from around the Yarra Ranges conducted a campaign addressing dangerous driver behaviour, from speeding to drink driving. Around 13 people were caught drink driving over the two long weekends, with police conducting 10,105 preliminary breath tests (PBTs) throughout the Yarra Ranges. This means that, for every 1000 drivers breath-tested, around one person was found to be driving with a blood alcohol content level above the limit. Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol Sergeant John Morgan said police were happy with the results of the weekend, and added that drivers seemed to be behav-

ing well during the notoriously dangerous period. “There were a lot of people on the road, and I was on the road nearly every day - what I saw was that the driving was really good,� he said. “Obviously, any drink driver we get is a shame and we don’t like it - we would hope that people are getting the message - but when you look at the entirety of the tests, you’ve got to be happy with that.� He said there was an enormous amount of traffic going through the area, with around 6000 vehicles passing an automated number plate recognition system in just five hours. Sgt Morgan noted that no fatal accidents or accidents resulting in life-threatening injuries took place in the area over the period, and said he hoped this was a result of signs advertising high-risk stretches of road. Altogether, around 622 offences were recorded over the two long weekends, with 314 drivers and motorcyclists

caught speeding more than 10 kilometres per hour over the limit. Only one driver was caught using their mobile phone while driving, while 21 unlicensed drivers and 14 disqualified drivers were found behind the wheel. Four cars were impounded, while 62 cars and motorcycles were found to be unregistered. Sgt Morgan said that, in many cases, unregistered drivers spoken to by police officers had merely forgotten to pay their fees in recent days. He said that the law, however, imposes heavy penalties on unregistered drivers, forgetful or not. “Unfortunately for them, it’s a heavy mistake they made because it’s a heavy fine,� he said. “The law is that, once you don’t pay on time, you’ll receive a fine - our hands are tied in that area.� Sgt Morgan congratulated drivers in the area who did the right thing.

WOMEN who were pregnant during a bushfire are being asked to help with a study, to determine the impact of disasters such as Black Saturday on pregnancy. The study, which is being carried out by researchers from the Australian National University (ANU), asks for women who were pregnant during a bushfire to take part in a voluntary survey or interview. According to a statement by the ANU, the study aims to determine the effects bushfires may have on pregnancies, birth weight and birth times.

“International evidence from storms and hurricanes shows that natural disasters can be stressful and may result in babies being born earlier or at lower birth weights,� the statement reads. “But whether bushfires have the same effect is not well understood, and there has been very little Australian research.� The survey features 24 questions about experiences before, during and following bushfires including 2009 the Black Saturday bushfires - and takes around 10 minutes to complete. Volunteers in the survey take

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think this is a good start and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking forward to seeing it continuing into the future.â&#x20AC;? Seymour MP and Liberal candidate for the new seat of Eildon, Cindy McLeish, and the candidate for Monbulk, Mark Verschuur, were along for the announcement with the new Yellingbo Conservation Area cutting across the Eildon and Monbulk seats. Ms McLeish thanked the community groups and land management committees who had worked over many years to protect and improve the area and said she was looking forward to continuing to work with the groups. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Through the establishment of the conservation area, Victorians and visitors to Yellingbo are set to see access to the area boosted and a better overall experience enjoyed,â&#x20AC;? Mr Verschuur said. The reserve is yet to be named. While not ruling out the recommended State Emblem Reserve, Mr Smith said Yellingbo Conservation Reserve was a strong possibility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The thinking is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a whole landscape in there thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not specific to the state emblems (that) we wanted to highlight beyond just having the State Emblem Reserve,â&#x20AC;? Mr Smith said. 1112884-LB52-13



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Opinion Silent service IT WAS brought to VicForests’ attention that a number of timber trucks passed by the Anzac Day Dawn Service at Healesville last week. I would like to sincerely apologise for any upset this has caused. The drivers did not intend any disrespect to the service, the attendees, or the day itself. We will look to address these issues and put measures in place so as to avoid this happening again. Robert Green, CEO, VicForests.

Miles of smiles I SMILED when I heard of Cr J. Child’s ranting verbal abuse about the Mail in the council chambers on 8 April. Of course we all know that he is the voice of the Flogger Barons who couldn’t believe that a newspaper could be a part of a democracy. I smiled when I read the opinion page (Mail, 15 April), where Friends of Forestry ‘Beyond Words’ was full of bluster and bulldust in their reply. I did not smile when I was reading a book ‘The Forest Wars’ by Judith Ajani, who has been a part of and done a complete study of native forest logging and the plantation estate in Australia. She has been a part of every state and federal inquiry, every task force and every committee forum into the native forest logging and the timber industry. The voice of native forest logging was always bluster and bulldust. Every single statement of fact they offered was bluster and bulldust. Every statistic they put forward was bluster and bulldust. There is no need for them to pillage and burn off our national state, native forests, when the plantation state can provide Australia’s needs (Extract page 240, ‘The Forest Wars’:

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Send your letters to: “Their political imperative has been to protect the highly subsidised and privileged access to a public resource, the native forests, ahead of using relatively unsubsidised or more directly or appropriately costed plantation resources.”). And when you look at the alternative opinion pieces you will smile at the rationality and their forward thinking. I thank the Mail for being brave enough to be part of a democracy in what they would rather be a squattocracy. John Flynn, Toolangi.

Off the bandwagon LOOM bands are very popular, but they are plastic and not good for the environment. Like a lot of trendy plastic toys, the pollution from the factories where they are made goes straight into the atmosphere. This contributes to the hole in the ozone layer, global warming and extreme weather. I lived in China when I was younger. The pollution was so bad you couldn’t even see the sun or the blue sky. There were lots of factories making all kinds of stuff to sell in the shops in places like Australia. It is easy to forget about the pollution that the manufacturing of such toys really cause, when we live in a beautiful place like the Yarra Valley. But pollution affects the whole planet. It is not only that the manufacture and transportation of loom bands causes pollution. They will all end up in the landfill eventually, like plastic bags and disposable nappies. They can also be dangerous to animals if they are swallowed. Instead of using disposable nappies, plastic bags and loom bands, we could use cloth nappies, silk or cotton shopping bags and friendship bracelets woven out of cotton thread.

There are many colours and designs and they are really easy and fun to make. They’re also more comfortable on your wrist. Loom bands are the latest thing, but I think caring for the environment matters more. Hadassah Boone, Student, Millwarra Primary School.

Not very friendly AS the Friends of Leadbeater’s Possum representative on the official Recovery Team, I attended Healesville Sanctuary to witness the announcement of the Leadbeater’s Possum Advisory Group’s recommendations (MV Mail, 22 April). I was refused admission. I wondered why the government would be so ashamed of its new policy that interested members of the public were excluded from its public launch. It is now clear that under the new policy the Napthine Government intends to allow logging of Leadbeater’s shrinking habitat to continue. Concessions to the possum’s survival are as minimal as this morally bankrupt government thinks it can get away with. Environment Minister Ryan Smith boasts that $11 million will be spent on implementing this policy over five years. Meanwhile over $100 million worth of timber from publicly-owned forests is being given to the industry - every year! Leadbeater’s extinction is clearly the policy the Coalition intends to take to the election in November. Not happy Denis! Steve Meacher, Healesville.

Get fire ready THE past fire season was a real reminder that we need to take the risk of bushfire in our local area very se-

riously, no matter where we live and work. Fires in Victoria are fierce and pose a real threat to lives and property. The Victorian Government worked hard to ensure the state’s emergency services were prepared for the past season, with aircraft, tankers and crews always at the ready. I thank all those involved in the fire effort for their hard work and commitment demonstrated in the face of fires threatening life and property. Even before the season started, a lot of work was done to reduce bushfire fuel on public land with methods such as planned burning, slashing, mowing and the construction of fire breaks. Last year, this government delivered the biggest planned burning program the state has seen in three decades. We protected our state by undertaking over 255,000 hectares of planned burns. Over the next few weeks you may continue to see or smell smoke from planned burns in your area and some roads may be closed. Although this may cause inconveniences, these burns are part of a plan to reduce bushfire risk to our community, property and the environment. The planned burns are carried out under carefully managed conditions and I thank the DEPI, Parks Victoria and CFA team for all their hard work. The height of the fire season may have passed, but being fire aware and prepared is an ongoing and shared responsibility. Landowners need to continue to take action by clearing weeds and removing firewood, rubbish and other fuel from around private property on a regular basis. Don’t wait until the weather warms up again. I urge everyone in our community to know the fire risk where they live,

work or travel, and what they should do if faced with a fire. For the latest information see the planned burning map on the DEPI website or call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667. Ryan Smith, Minister for Environment and Climate Change.

Poor judgement WE ARE writing to support Peter Broman’s letter “Truckies disrespect” that was published in the Mail (29 April). This isn’t a letter about whether timber harvesting should or should not happen but a letter about respect and it is unfortunate that the timber haulage contractors and VicForests didn’t think about their consequences on Anzac Day. It is no surprise that the Dawn Service is conducted at the same time every year and just like the garbage truck at Beechworth Bakery a few years ago, the disruption of this service is unacceptable. All industries need to give more consideration to those who fought so bravely for our country and show respect for local communities. Timber workers played their role in all wars but it is unfortunate that these contractors, who were not locals, disrespected our local service. VicForests needs to act smarter and ensure this type of thing does not happen, just like their predecessors GCH and local contractors did. In our opinion Anzac Day is something that should be respected by all Australians and New Zealanders and after years of supporting the timber industry, we are disgusted in this lack of judgement. Scott and Kersten Gentle, Healesville.




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Doubts on fire strategy By KATH GANNAWAY A YARRA Ranges resident has raised concern about what he says is a lack of consultation, and the scientific rigour of a government strategy on bushfire risk. The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) is holding four workshops on the East Central Bushfire Risk Landscape Strategy including one in Healesville tonight (Tuesday, 6 May) on the proposed strategy. A workshop was held in Upwey on Monday night. Laurence Gaffney, a Lilydale resident with property in Hoddles Creek, is unhappy about what he says is a lack of prior consultation. DEPI, however has defended their consultative process saying their East Central Bushfire Risk Landscape team had engaged over the past 18 months with more than 500 community members, land managers and fire agency representatives. Mr Gaffney also questioned the release of the final strategy document just a few weeks before the workshops. “Would it not have been more useful if held 18 to 24 months ago? It’s hard to see how these workshops can meaningfully contribute at this late

stage,” he said in an email to DEPI last week. Mr Gaffney told the Mail he had been advised by DEPI that they had been planning to send out a discussion paper prior to the workshops but had decided it was complex and better dealt with on a person to person basis. “I am surprised that DEPI thinks the public cannot read and comprehend complex information,” he said adding he would have liked to have an opportunity to read and evaluate the discussion paper prior to the workshops. DEPI in a response to Mr Gaffney’s concerns said local knowledge from the workshops, along with the latest research and data from predictive modelling technology would be used to help guide the plan. “Given the information about this stage of the project is still provisional and technically complex, it was decided that it would be most effectively explained in a workshop setting, rather than in a discussion paper,” DEPI spokesperson Sally Bateman said. The plan is set to be released in September. The workshops are open to everyone. For more information visit www., or phone Suriya Vij on 0417 468 894.

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Ideas gel for tourism By MELISSA MEEHAN YARRA Glen’s racecourse was the perfect setting for ideas to prosper. And that they did at Yarra Ranges Tourism’s (YRT) inaugural industry summit. Tourism providers of all shapes and sizes came together for the summit, which looked at ways to strengthen visits to the Yarra Ranges. YRT CEO Julie Sampson conceded that, in the past, YRT had not been as transparent or proactive enough in its approach. “We still have a long way to go to

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earn your confidence,” she said. “We are setting ourselves KPIs these will be monitored, we are trying to be transparent. She said there were a number of measures now in place to increase tourism to the area, and said both YRT and the tourism providers needed to work together. “It’s about presenting a united industry, and working together towards a brighter future,” she said. “We have to provide content for people to come to the Yarra Ranges; you have the knowledge we need to

share that,” she said. Those who attended were then placed in groups to explore what were important issues to work on over the next 12 months. The groups covered industry engagement, sustainable organisation, digital, marketing, visitor servicing. All groups decided that the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges should be Victoria’s premier destination for high value wine, food and indulgent short breaks complemented by nature-based, cultural and village experiences.


VicForests is seeking comment from local community members on its Proposed Changes to the Timber Release Plan for the Central Highlands and East Gippsland regions. The Timber Release Plan lists VicForests’ planned harvesting activity for a period of up to five years and is updated annually. Community feedback is sought on specific operational aspects of our proposed harvesting plans including any concerns regarding:



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Good to the core By KATH GANNAWAY GLADYSDALE’S Apple and Wine Festival was big this year. From the return of the school symbol, the Big Apple, to its rightful place at the front of the school, to the big voice and amazing talent of Millgrove eightyear-old Maite Cortes, big queues for the delicious apple fritters and the big climbing tower which literally towered above all else - it was a huge day for Gladysdale.

Big efforts were put in by Maddy Bennett and Amy Knight with their pink-themed winning scarecrow. The girls donated their $100 prize money to breast cancer research. The Warburton and Yarra Junction Community Banks put in a big cheque for $4000 towards the festival, and big also included the turn-out, in the rain and the cold, to support one of the valley’s most appealing festivals.

Above: Students Trey, front, and Sydney were happy to see the big apple back in place for the festival. Big Things In The Yarra Valley enthusiast Anthony Price and Heath Marshall, whose stepfather Ed Lachowicz rebuilt the apple, were also pleased with the Colouring competition winners Lara result. and Riley were presented with their 119784 Pictures: KATH GANNAWAY prizes by MC for the day, Riley. 119784

Maite Cortes blew the judges, Cr Jim Child, Bronwyn Carroll and Stephen Pinzone, away with her powerful cover of Let It Go, the hit song from the movie Frozen. 119784

Pages from the past Healesville Guardian 5 May 1934 Around the council table AT Easter boarding houses and eating premises, shop and food premises and camps were inspected and several breaches of the boarding house regulations were observed. Camping sanitation appeared to be satisfactory. Golden Wedding CONGRATULATIONS to Mr and Mrs A. Asher, ‘Wainui’ Fernshaw Crescent, Healesville, on the occasion of their golden wedding. Married on May 6, 1884, their 50 years of wedded life have been filled with many pleasant associations and have witnessed many changes. Twenty-six years ago they made a rural home in Healesville.Of late, Mrs Asher has been confined to her bed and regrets she cannot take a more active part in the district, Mr Asher celebrates his 79th birthday next week. Lighting of vehicles WITH the approach of winter and the consequent

dark nights the police have decided on a vigorous campaign against all unlighted road vehicles. Motor cars with only one headlight will render their owners liable to prosecution and no consideration will be given to first offenders.The Commissioner of Police (Mr Blamey) has stated that unlighted vehicles, particularly motorcycles and bicycles were a constant danger during the winter. Warburton Mail 8 May 1964 Camping park VANDALS have been on the job again at the Warburton Camping Park. Last weekend they busted open the meter boxes on the hot showers at the far end amenities block to steal a few sixpences, indicating that as well as having no brains they have no money. One thing is certain: if the louts responsible are caught they will pay dearly as the court takes a serious view of damage to public property. Rubbish tip at Wesburn RUBBISH tips and sanitary depots are a ‘neces-

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sary evil’ and always a bone of contention in any community and the ones at Wesburn are no exception. Seldom a council meeting goes past at Yarra Junction without councillors being confronted with complaints about the condition and location of the Wesburn tip and, to a lesser degree, the adjoining sanitary depot. What is the solution? Wesburn residents have the answer to that one - find a new site! But even if a more suitable site was available, somebody would be bound to complain, as nobody wants a tip next door to them. Yarra Junction pool

STEPS have been taken to obtain finance to install a filtration plant at the Yarra Junction swimming pool. AT the last council meeting Cr H. Mitchell made the suggestion that application be made in the right quarters for a subsidy of £ 1500 to install a filtration plant at the pool, with the council to pay a local contribution of £ 500. Junction pool is the only constructed pool in the shire and is used by school children from all schools in the Upper Yarra. The murky water is the pool’s only drawback and the committee is fully aware of this fact. –Contributed by Ellena Biggs

Festival plans shaping up HEALESVILLE’S 150th year welcomes the inclusion of music and dance to an everexpanding calendar of events to celebrate our birthday. The Healesville Community Mid-Winter Masquerade Ball has been added to the list of coming events, and tickets are now on sale. Steve Purcell and the Pearly Shells will play music of the ages, where community members can come together for an inclusive event and celebrate with music and dance. The venue is the historic memorial hall, and organiser Michelle Redman, together with Yarra Valley Arts, have created a great event for the community to come together and have fun, and there is even a workshop on 14 June, from 11.30 to 1.30pm, where you’ll have the opportunity to let your inner creative out, to make your own mask.

Tickets are now on sale. Go to for more details. The University of the Third Age (U3A), together with the support of the Healesville Historical Society and Yarra Ranges Council, are putting together a stellar event. The U3A are bringing together the Yarra Valley Singers from Lilydale and the Diamond Valley Singers, to

perform free to the public at the Memorial Hall on Sunday 26 October, from 2pm to 4pm. There may even be a ‘surprise’ guest appearance from our local opera singer. Get involved now and help celebrate our 150th birthday year, learn about these great events and the many others on the calendar, by visiting the webpage, and at the same time ‘like’ us on Facebook and keep up to date with developments as they occur. A great year just keeps on getting greater. Have you thought about a float in the Healesville 150th street parade? Next week we will tell you all the exciting news about the early plans for the street parade in November. Get your group, school or organisation involved. - The steering committee




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By KATH GANNAWAY LOCAL talent will take centre stage at the Warburton Harmony Festival’s free community concert on Sunday, 18 May. Musician Woody Clarke kicks off the event with folksy songs, dances and visits on stage from surprising friends. Simon Oats takes people into their imagination through stories of myth, legend and insight drawing on powerful fables and fairytales to bring forth messages of harmony and exploration of the human experience. Local band The Anecdote blends contemporary tunes, funk, jazz and folk into an exciting set that will set the audience toe-tapping. Band member Michael Arvanitakis says the Harmony Festival is a favourite gig. “We love being part of such a big and profoundly beautiful event and are just so excited that we and other locals can showcase our original lyrics and music,” he said. The Little Yarra Steiner school ensemble will weave lively gypsy rhythms, traditional Jewish music, Celtic tunes, African percussion and Australian contemporary music into a world music

The Anecdote - Michael Arvanitakis, Leanne Hall and Andrew Darling. 119704 smorgasbord. Festival director, Keith Simons said Warburton was a font of talent. “We are lucky to have such a diverse blend of outstanding talent who have stepped forward to ensure one of the best line-ups of local performers in the area,” he said. The concert is just one of a raft of events and experiences over the four-day festival. For more information visit

ALL ABOARD the inaugural Hargreaves Hill Beer Train taking place on the iconic Puffing Billy. As part of the 2014 Good Beer Week running from 17 to 25 May, Hargreaves Hill Brewing Co is bringing some of the activity to the hills. Hargreaves Hill Brewery owner and brewer Simon Walkenhorst said the Beer Train was a great opportunity for people to drink great beer as well as learn from some of the industry’s best. “It’s a week that celebrates everything wonderful about craft beer,” he said. “So we have teamed up with Deschutes Brewery which is a big brewery in Oregon to bring local and international craft beers in our local area. “Technical director at Deschutes Kris Scholl is coming out on the train as well and together we will present four of our beers with four of their beers alongside four courses to match.” Mr Walkenhorst says he has

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Enjoy time with Melba By JESSE GRAHAM A YARRA Valley celebrity will be stepping out of the pages of history and into the halls of Lilydale’s Regional Museum on Sunday for a special Mother’s Day high tea. Dame Nellie Melba, a significant historical figure in the area, will be the guest of honour at a special high tea on Sunday 11 May, made especially for mothers. During the high tea event, Melba will perform a 20-minute theatrical performance, set in 1918 before Melba accepted her honour as Dame at the end of World War I. History Teachers’ Association of Victoria’s Jo Clyne will be stepping into the role of Dame Nellie Melba for the event, and her script was developed using historical materials at the museum. Visitors will be able to interact with Melba at the event, before the performance begins, and ask questions once the performance has concluded. Yarra Ranges Regional Museum’s Curator of Public Programs Megan Sheehy says the event stayed true to historical records, and offered an interesting day out

A Mother’s Day gift with meaning IT’S Mother’s Day on Sunday 11 May. Whatever you’re planning to give mum – chocolates, a new dress or a night off from cooking – the Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) has the perfect addition. Make your gift for Mother’s Day a gift for breast cancer research. You and your mum will be supporting life-saving research for the benefit of all women, especially those with breast cancer and their families. Because wouldn’t a world without breast cancer be the best Mother’s Day gift of all? Visit to make your donation today or call 1800 423 444. You will receive a beautiful Mother’s Day card to give to your mum which acknowledges your donation.

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forming career, it’s about the personal side of her life and her home out here in Coldstream.” Tickets for the event are $65 per person, and two sittings of the high tea will be held on the day - one from 11.15am-1pm, and another from 1.30-3.30pm. The high tea will include chicken and cucumber sand-

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Study with Steiner in the hills THE FIRST thing to catch your eye as you walk into Little Yarra Steiner School are the curved roofs nestled among gardens. The backdrop of Mt Donna Buang’s tree-covered hills sets the tone of a unique learning facility. At the end of the school day, parents and students socialise at the Tuesday afternoon mini-market, reflecting a strong, supportive community among the families. The education, which is based on the works of Rudolf Steiner, focuses on the developmental needs particular to each age. It addresses the education of the whole child - head, heart and hands. In the preschool years there is a focus on rhythm, routine and self-initiated play, which helps to grow an active and directed will and a rich imagination. The rooms are warm and cosy, with a wood-fired heater quietly burning in the corner. Moving through to the primary school, the evidence of that rich imagination is everywhere. In the wax figurines on display, the artwork adorning the walls and creative ways in which school work is presented in their books. Each child studies a ‘main lesson’ for the first two hours of each morning, which is a three-week block of work focusing on a particular subject. English, maths, history and science are brought to the students in an engaging and creative manner. These subjects are also coupled with lessons in German, craft, music,

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VICTORIAN CHARM RISES WITH spectacular views and unbeatable seclusion and privacy, Victoria Rise is a unique 47 acre property that is located close to the heart of the Yarra Junction township. Run on solar power with a back-up generator, the spacious brick veneer home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and two living areas. Stunning features include 10ft ceilings, corbelled archways, decorative cornices, ornate fireplaces, casement windows

and beautiful leadlighting. Wood heating, gas heater and gas ducted heating keep the house warm and coz\sy during winter. There is also plenty of storage space to support the family. The kitchen is a chefâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream with modern appliances, a walk-in pantry, lots of bench space and a central work area with granite benchtop. Outside there are two entertainment


areas, one undercover, and a well fenced area will keep the kids and pets safe. Set among natural bushland, this property would suit a keen bushwalker, wildlife lover or motorbike or pushbike enthusiast. The selling agent says that homes of this quality with so much charm and character are highly sought after so would-be buyers should book an inspection quickly.




Launching Place 39 Victoria Street Price: $695,000 - $765,000 Inspect: By appointment Contact: ANDREW MCMATH REAL ESTATE, YARRA JUNCTION, 5967 1800


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Price Range $630,000 - $660,000

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$320,000 PLUS


Nestled amidst 5 undulating acres is this charming home comprising of 3 bedrooms, well appointed kitchen, open plan living with cosy wood heating & country style bathroom with corner spa. Outside is well catered for with established fruit trees, vegie patch, colourful garden, 3 car carport plus shedding, dam & approx 60,000 litres of water storage tanks making this home extremely self sufficient. If you are looking for something a little bit different in an area where privacy is assured this home will surely impress.

Modern, beautifully designed this stunning unit within strolling distance to the local shops, transport & fantastic facilities. Nestled into a beautifully landscaped allotment& fitted out with superb attention to detail this lovely brand new home will leave you wanting for nothing. Offering 2 large bedrooms with fitted out built in robes, a study, a large modern bathroom with ensuite effect & a stunning kitchen with island bench and loads of cupboard space. Add in the soaring raked ceilings, superb polished boards and quality carpets - this is one not to be missed!

Contact Michelle Jones on 0411 085 631 or 5967 1277 Tracey Smedley on 0439 679 217 or 5967 1277

Contact Samantha Price on 0438 795 190 or 5967 1277


$320,000 PLUS

Much More than the Photo shows !


Price Range $290,000 - $330,000

Old Charmer in a Handy Location

Sitting on approx 1396m2 boasting gorgeous views of the Warburton Ranges this 3 bedroom family home has newly renovated kitchen and offers a very functional layout for the family to gather and enjoy whilst a step down lounge is overlooked by the meals area and opens to one of two fabulous outdoor entertaining zones. Stacker doors slide open to give an indoor/outdoor living and this overlooks the above ground swimming pool, the gardens below and again the mighty views. Also on offer on this great property is a very handy two-roomed studio/bungalow or a space that would be an ideal home office or hairdressing/beauty salon (STCA). A well thought out yard, with veggie gardens, 2nd decked outdoor living and all this within walking distance to schools, shops, public transport & the Warburton Trail.

This character California Bungalow is walking distance to the primary school & the bus passes the door! Stroll to the Sam Knott hotel for a quiet ale or 2 with no concern about drinking & driving! This cute home has a verandah across the front & a formal lounge (or 3rd bedroom if required) with polished timber floors opens through to the family-living area with central kitchen-meals & timber bench top. There are 2 other roomy bedrooms & tiled bathroom. To the rear of the level block is a timber deck entertaining area with a built-in brick BBQ.The outlook is grazing paddocks & wooded hillside views to the east.

Contact Samantha Price on 0438 795 190 or 5967 1277

Contact Laird Coulter on 0419 007 917 or 5966 2530


$270,000 Plus


Price Range $290,000 - $320,000

1st home? Last home? Investment?

Character home plus a flat - a great rental return !

Contact Tony Fanfulla on 0419 870 513 or 5967 1277 Inspection Sat 1 -1.30pm

Contact Laird Coulter on 0419 007 917 or 5966 2530

Just a short walk to Yarra Junction Shopping centre and transport with a great mountain views is this brick veneer 3 bedroom home. A fantastic investment opportunity currently leased to a fantastic tenant. Features include open plan lounge & kitchen/meals area, a carport, lock up tool shed and low maintenance garden complete the picture. Move in or invest, the choice is yours!

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 28 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 29 years

Peter Farrelly 0417 147 706 18 years

Michelle Jones 0411 085 631 12 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 5 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

Laird Coulter 0419 007 917 42 years

Located in a super position, close to the beautiful Yarra River, Warburton trail and a pleasant stroll to the many cafes of Warburton, schools and public transport too. Set on over one quarter of an acre and offering great rental return of over $400 per week from the two homes - one a 3 bedroom character home with hardwood floors and high ceilings throughout, the other a spacious one bedroom flat. Step outside to lovely views, a garage, carport, gardens and presenting a fantastic investment opportunity.

Tracey Smedley 0439 679 217

Jenni Robinson Licensed Agent 14 years

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 9 years

Carly De Graaf Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Tegan Ward Property Management



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Price Range $370,000 - $420,000

26 Acre ( Approx) Weekend Getaway A rare opportunity to snare the perfect lifestyle property. Lovingly developed and cared for by the vendors over the last 25 years, the pristine property has an abundance of fruit trees, nut trees, ornamentals and several varieties of grapes. The remainder of the property is a balance of light bush and fenced grazing paddocks. With comfortable 2 bedroom accommodation including open plan living, cosy wood heating and r/c air. Heaps of water tank storage and spring fed dams. The views are fantastic and serenity is unmatched, perfect as a weekender or for the semi retired. Call today for an appointment this weekend.

Contact Peter Farrelly on 0417 147 706 or 5967 1277


$430,000 PLUS

Magnificent Uninterrupted Views and Space for All the Family Situated on a landscaped allotment of approx 1/3rd acre is this delightful family home, breathtaking views feature throughout the living zones, formal lounge provides a feeling of grandeur whilst you sit in front of the wood fire & gaze to the mountains. This ´parent zone´ also houses the master bedroom with lovely ensuite & walk in robe also provides a neatly hidden office behind bifold doors. Bedrooms 2 & 3 offer built in robes whilst bedroom 4 is downstairs with an ensuite, walk in robe & sitting room. The kitchen is a pleasure to be in, plenty of bench space & listen to the kids amble about in the adjacent family room which also opens to the full length decking. Outdoors provides plenty of off street parking behind the brick and iron fencing; double lock up garage, plenty of fruit trees including plum, nectarine, peach, orange and apple, blueberry patch, veggie patch and a kid´s zone with a trampoline. All in all this is a wonderful family home that offers much more than you expect.

Contact Samantha Price on 0438 795 190 or 5967 1277 Inspection Sat 11.30 -12pm


$850,000 PLUS

Beautiful 19+ acres of pasture! Perfectly positioned property, fenced into several paddocks with ample water ideal for horses or cattle or as a hobby farm. Within a short walk to the High school or St Joseph´s Primary and only minutes from the Yarra Centre and shops you´ll find this timeless Federation style homestead. Featuring three living areas, four bedrooms and a separate bungalow/studio ideal for teenagers, this rare type of property offers all the requirements for the growing family. North facing with wide panoramic views of the countryside, two dams, mains water, sealed road frontage, two sheds - one a large machinery shed, beautiful old English style gardens and an outdoor undercover spa area to sit and un-wind after a hard days work! The home also features ducted heating plus wood heating as well, beautiful ornate plasterwork and drapes, leadlight windows, a billiard room with home projector, timber kitchen with six-burner gas stove - again with all the views that we are so often asked for. Over 19 acres (7.82 Ha) of land is all near level, all useable and perfect for grazing - why not arrange an inspection today!

Contact Tracey Smedley on 0439 679 217 or 5967 1277

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 28 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 29 years

Peter Farrelly 0417 147 706 18 years

Michelle Jones 0411 085 631 12 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 5 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

Laird Coulter 0419 007 917 42 years

Tracey Smedley 0439 679 217

Jenni Robinson Licensed Agent 14 years

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 9 years

Carly De Graaf Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Tegan Ward Property Management


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$540,000 LI NE ST W IN G


72-74 Badger Creek Road, HEALESVILLE

Inspect by Appointment or Scheduled OFI

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This is an ideal opportunity to buy a superb one acre block within walking distance to town and with

Set on approximately 9 acres with filtered views & adjoining Melbourne Water Reserve is this magnificent property which is completely hidden from the rest of the world. This home oozes character with the extensive use of quality timbers throughout, high ceilings, study nook & country kitchen with quality appliances. Also comprising solid fuel heater, air conditioning, ducted vacuum system, balcony, paved courtyard & fabulous decking for entertaining.

uninterrupted views to the mountains. Live in while you renovate and extend or build your dream home. Save rent and start shifting. The choice is yours!

11 Chaffer Street, HEALESVILLE OFFERS ABOVE $550,000 LI NE ST W IN G


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Character and period 3 bedroom residence close to town. Zoned Industrial 1 and set on a level 812m2 (approx) allotment. Featuring 4 open fire places, floorboards, air conditioning, and large flat fully fenced rear yard. Suitable for home or Business use S.T.C.A Terms 10% on Signing & Balance 45-60 Days

Contemporary 4 b/r brick home set on over 1 Acre looking out to the mountains, tucked away at the end of a quiet sealed no through road. Featuring 2 large living areas, formal lounge & dining, plus a large family room off the kitchen which leads onto the timber outdoor entertaining area. Property is leased til Feb, 2015.

20 Hillcrest Grove, HEALESVILLE

7 Lawrence Court, HEALESVILLE



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This stunning home features 3 BR & study with ensuite to main BR, dble glazing throughout, dble car accomm. with remote door and internal access.This property has been beautifully built offering higher ceilings and feature timber flooring starting from the entrance down the magnificent staircase and into the vast open living area that then leads onto the entertaining area. Set on almost 1 acre - only an inspection will reveal the beauty of this property. Offering peace and tranquillity and yet still within convenient distance to the Main Street.

This beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home very close to town, totally delivers on all fronts. All of the bedrooms are a good size & the master with ensuite & WIR has wonderful views out to the hills. The kitchen is stylishly finished with quality appliances & opens out to the spacious dining area & family room. The formal lounge with doors opening to the verandah supplies an area of the home where you can sit, relax & take in the great views. The home also offers GDH, air con & solar hot water. This really is a quality home & a must see for those wanting a wonderful lifestyle in a sought after area, just a short walk to town.

3/13 Steel Street, HEALESVILLE

7 Blackmore Street, CHUM CREEK

3/47 Maroondah Highway, HEALESVILLE



$280,000 - $300,000



2/47 Maroondah Highway, HEALESVILLE

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Only four years young. Fabulous three bedroom townhouse, featuring open plan living, FES & WIR to main bedroom. Ducted heating, air conditioning, double remote garage with internal access. Leased till 20/05/2014 at $350.00 per week. Ideal for investment or own occupation.

An immaculate 2 bedroom unit featuring neutral decor throughout, gas heating, reverse cycle spit system air conditioning, gas cooking, gas hot water, solar power and much more easy low maintenance living. Vendor motivated to sell.

232 Maroondah Highway, Healesville

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3.9 ACRES APPROX WITH PLANNING PERMISSION Hidden away at the end of a no through sealed road offering a balance of cleared and light bush. Power, water, phone and gas available but not connected. Vendors have obtained Planning Approval, so come and build the dream. Call for more information.

ONE OF ONLY THREE Only four years young. Features very generous living area, large double remote garage with internal access and drive through access to private rear courtyard. Property will lease at $350.00 per week. Ideal for investment or owner occupation.



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Tuesday, 6 May, 2014 Page 17 • 4BR, 2 bathrooms with 2 living areas • Efficiently run on solar power with back up generator • 10ft ceilings & ornate fireplaces • Wood heating, gas heater & GDH • 2 entertaining areas & well fenced backyard • Natural bushland great for bushwalking, wildlife & motorbikes/ pushbikes

• Original weatherboard in pristine condition in a great position • 2 bedrooms, large lounge & enclosed verandah creating an extra living area • Separate bedsit with toilet • Huge garage & workshop • Mains water & fully fenced • Orchard with mature trees • Views and a quick drive to Yarra Junction and walk to bus stop

• Character cottage in need of some tender loving care • 1 bedroom with sitting room that can be converted into a 2nd bedroom • 1950’s retro kitchen & living area • Loads of underhouse storage • Large backyard with mountain views • Walking distance to Warburton township, Yarra trail & transport

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Well presented 3 bedroom brick home Master bedroom with ensuite & WIR Separate kitchen meals area L-Shaped dining/lounge 2 split systems & electric heating Undercover outdoor entertaining area Landscaped gardens & views Backing on to Warburton Golf Course Close to the Yarra River, shops & transport

• 1930´s 4 BR weatherboard home • Master with enormous WIR, second bedroom is double sized for a study • Country kitchen with island bench & walk in pantry • Hardwood floors, natural gas ducted heating, split system & pot belly • Wide covered verandah • 6 car workshop, pony paddock, chook pen, cubby house & fruit trees

4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms Huge living areas Decking & great views Wood heater & split system Downstairs rumpus & storage space Fenced backyard & small paddock Outdoor undercover area A short drive to schools, shops & transport

Character home with all the hard work done.Three bedrooms with built in robes, spacious living & dining area & bi-fold doors leading to the huge back deck. Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Sydney Bluegum polished floorboards, split system & natural gas ducted heating. A circular drive leads to a double lock up shed which has room for a workshop, plus wood shed & lock up garden shed. A fenced paddock has a day yard & stable & there are chook pens, fruit trees & raised veggie patches. Entertain to your hearts content in the undercover area which is paved & includes a wood fired pizza oven, bar & fire pit. In a private and peaceful location, there is much to love about this property.

Ashleigh Hall Director/Licensed Agent

Chris Lord Sales Consultant

Warburton 3371 Warburton Hwy

5966 2800

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Yarra Junction 2460 Warburton Hwy

5967 1800


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THIS fantastic family home in a sought after area of Woori Yallock is here and waiting for a new family to call it home. IT has three generous bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, the master with ensuite, spa and its own split system heating and cooling. The kitchen is filled with light and has loads of bench space, dishwasher, bay window and adjoining meals area. Cathedral ceilings line the family room where a second dining area doubles as a great kids’ TV and games space where the wood heater takes the chill off the winter months ahead. The selling agent says there is something here for everyone with loads of level play area for the kids, double lined garage for the hubby to call his cave and a blank canvas for the aspiring gardener. Its location is perfect, being just an easy stroll to the local school, transport, the Warburton Trail and shops.




3 Mary Close Inspect: By appointment Price: $390,000 Contact: Michelle Jones, 0411 085 631 BELL REAL ESTATE, YARRA JUNCTION, 5967 1277

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Warburton 15 Hill Road

Price $270,000 plus

Price $320,000 plus

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Woori Yallock 27 Anthony Grove Comfortable Beginnings • Privately zoned bedrooms with robes • Comfortable kitchen & bathroom facilities • Updated flooring and a fresh painted interior • Spacious lounge room with gas heating • Off street parking

Price $260,000 plus



3 2 2 Brilliant Views in The Valley • Formal lounge + family/meals + updated kitchen • Wood fire heating + cooling • Zoned bedrooms for adults and kids • Spacious yard for kids to explore • Large double garage + covered pergola + chook pen

Warburton 51 Donna Buang Road

4 Gardeners Paradise • Formal lounge + huge living/dining area + kitchen/meals • Various heating & cooling options • Self-sufficient garden with a veggie patch and fruit trees • Easterly facing deck with stunning mountainous views • Plenty of local attractions to explore



Price $360,000 - $380,000

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3 1 1 As good as new • Zoned bedrooms with spotless bathroom • Spacious living + kitchen area • Reverse cycle heating + cooling • Single carport & store room • Stunning leafy environment that’s close to Yarra Junction T/ship


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Health and Beauty

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Now hear this: Shipra wins Shipra Ojha receiving her award from Dr Don Schum – Oticon Vice President for Audiology and Professional Relations. 119603



Ria sits within a family of advanced wireless devices using the Inium platform - including Oticon Nera and the most advanced device - the Oticon Alta Hearing Device. Hearing is an extremely personal experience, and Ms Ojha notes that it surprises many to find out that no two people hear sound in exactly the same way. The best listening devices are those that can be customised to meet individual needs. Ms Ojha said by playing sound demos she was able to get input from clients and then could adjust the Oticon Ria, Nera and Alta to match personal sound preferences. “For example, if you are a dog lover, the sound of a dog barking may be pleasant to you but not others, or are a passionate music lover and have specific preferences. “Therefore people have so much to gain from having a hearing solution personalised to them.” All Oticon hearing devices are available in a large range of discreet styles to suit a variety of hearing and lifestyle needs. For more information about hearing health and hearing devices, contact Shipra Ojha at Hearsmart on 1300 787 792.

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SHIPRA Ojha from Hearsmart has been awarded the Oticon Professional Development Award for excellence in hearing care in April. Oticon is a world-leading developer of hearing support devices, with a significant focus on research and collaboration with hearing experts across the globe. The Oticon Award recognises leaders in audiological care who show dedication to the industry and a commitment to using new technology to improve people’s ability to hear well. Hearsmart was one of only 35 recipients in Australia. Ms Ojha said the award was unexpected. “The Oticon award is a tremendous honour for our dedicated and hard-working team,” she said. Hearsmart’s commitment and implementation of new technology ensures that people in the Yarra Valley region have access to superior hearing support technology like Oticon devices that incorporate artificial intelligence. Through this, they have the advantage of personalising the user’s listening experience. In the past, the best that hearing devices could do was


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Plan to drive to conditions By JESSE GRAHAM

Flowers on the side of the road on a dangerous stretch of the Melba Highway, which has recently had its speed limit dropped. 119685 Picture: KATH GANNAWAY

Time to slow the slide By JESSE GRAHAM POLICE have praised a decision to drop the speed limit on a dangerous stretch of road in Dixons Creek, which has been the site of deadly crashes in recent years. The speed limit has been dropped from 100 kilometres per hour to 80 kilometres per hour on a nine-kilometre stretch of the Melba Highway, which spans from HealesvilleKinglake Road through to Dixons Creek. The section of road - nicknamed ‘The Slide’ - has been labelled as dangerous in the past by police officers, due to its winding corners and the dangers it poses in wet weather. VicRoads statistics show 14 serious accidents along the highway between Beaches Lane and Healesville-

Kinglake Road from 2008-2013 - three of these crashes were fatalities. Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol’s Leading Senior Constable Graeme Rust said he hoped decreasing the speed limit along the stretch would lead to fewer accidents and serious injuries. “There have been several truck prangs, and three fatalities in recent years along that stretch and, over the years, it has been a notorious length of road for serious injury collisions,” Leading Sen Const Rust said. “Hopefully we’ll wait and see that the lower speed will reduce the incidence of collisions.” Yarra Glen Police officers campaigned in 2008 and 2009 for the speed limit along The Slide to be dropped, following fatal accidents

that occurred there. In 2009, an application by thenSergeant Yvonne Strawhorn to VicRoads to reduce the speed limit on the same area of road, which came after a number of serious crashes, was rejected. Yarra Glen Police Sergeant Richard Coulson said he believed the stretch of road was dangerous for drivers, particularly those who were inexperienced with the area or travelling in wet conditions. However, he noted that the biggest danger for drivers travelling along dangerous roads, such as The Slide, was distraction through mobile phones and other devices. “We do get calls on the Melba Highway for erratically driven vehicles, which often can turn out to

be people not concentrating properly or who are distracted,” Sgt Coulson said. “We regularly get calls for that sort of thing - erratically driven vehicles, and problems across the board with distraction-related devices such as phones, maps and GPS.” Sgt Coulson urged drivers to pay attention to the roads at all times, particularly in wet weather in the lead-up to winter. Leading Sen Const Rust said the new speed limit would be wellsigned for drivers heading towards the stretch of road. The change to the speed limit came as a result of the Victorian Speed Limit Review, carried out by the State Government with VicRoads.

WINTER weather may bring images of hot soup and crackling fires into the minds of some, but police are urging drivers to keep safety foremost in their minds when on the roads during the wet season. Yarra Ranges Highway Patrol’s Leading Senior Constable Graeme Rust told the Mail that, as the cold weather settled in and rain became more regular, drivers needed to take care to be prepared for changing conditions. Leading Sen Const Rust said that on some of the first rainy days for the season, police officers were called out to two crashes on the Black Spur outside Healesville - one for a car that had rolled when going around a corner and one that almost slipped over the treacherous edges of the spur. He urged drivers to drive to the conditions, particularly on winding stretches of wet road. “Obviously, with wet roads, if you’re going too quick on a bend, you’re going to lose control of a vehicle,” he said. “Good tyres come to the fore, here, and you should brake well before the bend to be able to continue through safely - it’s no good getting halfway around and realising you’ve gone too quick.” Leading Sen Const Rust said that, as well as driving safely, keeping a car in good condition was essential for reducing risks on the road, and that headlights, windscreen wipers and tyres should all be maintained. “We get a lot of cars out there with one headlight or one taillight, and fog is setting in, in the early morning,” he said. “If you’re missing a headlight in the fog, you may look as if you’re a motorcycle rather than a car, and that’s quite dangerous.” He warned drivers that not having all of their lights functioning correctly meant that a car could not be deemed roadworthy, and penalties could apply if caught. Checking that tyres are at the right pressure and have plenty of tread, replacing windscreen wiper blades when needed and ensuring washer bottles are full before leaving are all important safety measures, according to Leading Sen Const Rust. “Our warning would be for road users to check their lights and check their tyres in the advent of wetter weather,” he said. “And, please, slow down.”


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All major credit cards accepted

Matt 0407 911 403


Complete and Partial Plumbing, Tiling, Carpentry Complete home maintenance service Lic 12886

Servicing Mooroolbark and surrounding suburbs and Warburton Highway



Cabinet Makers

C685194-JL3-9 C680173 JM49 8



Call your local Glass Supplier Ph/Fax: 5962 2888 Mobile: 0418 102 370 Prop. DAVID DUNCAN 24HRS - 7DAYS 16 HUNTER ROAD, HEALESVILLE




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5962 4060 0409 889 507 0409 889 507



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0418 398 971 or 5967 1561

Hugh 5967 2928, 0418 515 414

Call Richard Maile:

0409 884 413

BUILDER/CARPENTERS available for immediate start Decks/Pergolas/Feature Fencing etc. Reg Builder. V

CALL TOM: 0410 264 346 V


Furniture Removals


â&#x20AC;˘ 2 Trucks Available â&#x20AC;˘ Storage Available Boxes and packaging material for sale Local, country and metro.

*Domestic * Commercial *New Installations *Maintenance Ph: 0418 172 328

Phone Dean 5962 1090 Mobile: 0412 086 471


5966 9141 C683891-JL3-9

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0412 814 298

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Ring Peter 0438 409 593



Phone Bryan on 0418 396 641

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Free termite quotes - Family owned business â&#x2014;? Termites â&#x2014;? Ants â&#x2014;? Rats â&#x2014;? Mice â&#x2014;? Spiders â&#x2014;? Cockroaches â&#x2014;? Bees & Wasps 2064941v5

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Qualified & Insured

0488 097 005


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Trades & Services Tree Lopping/Surgery

One Call Contracting


Commercial/domestic & new/established homes Award nomination - Vic 2012 Pest Manager of the Year

0412 990 372 – C1060062-PJ45-12 L & L Seppings Termite and Urban Pest Control U Termite U Rodents U Ants U Spiders U Bees U Wasps U Cockroaches U Pre-Purchase Inspections U Council Certificates

YARRA VALLEY ROOFING (S.Green) LIC. 42036 • Insurance and storm damage work • Immediate attention to leaks • Repairs to all types of roofs • Free quotes • All work guaranteed

STEVE 5962 V

Honest and Competitive Pricing All Work Guaranteed

0467 967 904 Plumbing


Rubbish Removal

BETTER- SKIPS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10M3 SKIPS Walkin Bins. Reliable Prompt Services


Phone 0422 158 714, 9725 3590

• Sewer


• Storm water


• Septic

0407 356 441

Call 0402 943 770

• Septic Tanks • Treatment Plants • Grease Traps • EPA Licence • Portable Toilets

5962 4841


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• Hot Water Units • Roofing • Septic Tanks • Spouting • Down Pipes

ROB HOLLAND Phone 5967 4350 Mobile 0419 389 661


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MICK 0417 350 515 - 0419 521 503 OFFICE 5964 2710

1300 859 829 - 0407 356 441

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INSTALLED TODAY • 20 years experience • Home Theatre Setup • Poor Reception Specialists • TV/Phone/Data Points • Government Endorsed Installers • Lifetime warranty - Locally made



Free Call 1800 035 121 rec 21355 Rick 0407 214 006






5964 4331 or FREE 0408 644 331 QUOTES

The program aims to remove deer from critical areas and reduce the numbers of deer in Dandenong Ranges National Park and Yellingbo and Warramate Hills Nature Conservation reserves. Spotlight shooting at night and stalking in the morning and late afternoon will be the main control techniques. Parks Victoria will be conducting the program in partnership with accredited and authorised volunteer members of the Australian Deer Association and the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia. The affected areas within the parks and reserves will be closed during periods of control. Signs will be displayed at all official entrance points to the park and reserves when shooting is in progress. More information Phone 13 1963

General Classifieds V





1300 361 979 0407 674 808

Australian Government endorsed Installer

TROY HANSEN Ph: 5966 5917 Mob: 0401 327 149 Pruning, Tree Removal Mulching Service Complete stump removal, Fully Insured, 20 years’ Experience.



Find work locally in the Over 20 years experience in all aspects of Roof Tiling. • Roofing Repairs • Leak Detection • Re-Bed and Point • Roof Restoration • Re-Roofs • Extensions Call Ross now for a no Obligation free quote. Personalised and Professional Service Guaranteed

Ph: 0400 627 644

Employment section of Network Classifieds.



AUSSIE HARDWOOD, quality firewood, split and dry, $95 per metre. Rod: 0401 456 703. DRY SPLIT HARDWOOD, $110 for 1m, $200 for 2m loads. Delivered locally. Discounts for 10m loads. Phone 5966-6252. Gladysdale.

FIREWOOD C1044686-KK32-12


Tree Lopping/Surgery


COUNCIL PERMITS OBTAINED Commercial and domestic. Fully Insured For Free Quotes and Advice. Owner Operator CALL BRUCE 0414 302 043


Antiques and Collectables

LOUNGE, Jacobean, plus matching chair, EC. $900, the pair. 0420 698 553.








Public Notices & Events

Parks Victoria’s conservation management to restore and protect park habitat includes the control of introduced plant and animal species. As part of an ongoing strategy, notice is hereby given that Parks Victoria will be conducting a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Fallow and Sambar Deer in three areas of public land within the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges.



Phone 9736 2125

Deer control Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Ranges area

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REG 3591 . 5

• Water Services • All Small Maintenance Jobs • Gasfitting

Quality firewood, competitive prices. Pick up or delivery. 13-15 York Road, Mount Evelyn

9735 3700







FREE DELIVERY OR PICK UP AVAILABLE. 5967 3533 | 0409 184 802 Please leave a message if phone unattended, call will be returned.

Septic Tanks



Free quotes – fully insured




5475, 0434 954 977

A1quality Redgum & Brushwood, split and dry. Work cover provider.


Call Roger 0418 533 740 Phone/Fax 5966 9518




Tim Creek Mobile: 0401 304 936 email:

• Tree & Stump Removal • Dangerous Tree Specialists • Storm Damage Cleanup • Mulching • Property Clearing • Excavations/Earthworks • Demolition • Fully Insured • Servicing the Yarra Valley for 17 years



CALL 0408 387 224


FIREWOOD, hardwood, split, dry, $110, redgum $150, 50/50 $130, free 10Kg kindling with every 2m delivered. 0428 321 155. FIREWOOD, bush wood, dry, split and delivered. All wood under cover. 1m $110, 2m $200. Phone Chris 0418 121 558. FLAMIN' GOOD WOOD, dry bush wood $100 per metre, free delivery within Yarra Valley. Phone Rachel: 0407 830 908.

REDGUM FIREWOOD $150 per metre Delivered

0407 307 432 C1095872-JL41-13

Public Notices & Events


BASS AND DRUMS required for Hammond combo. Mainly rock /rhythm/ blues. SMS name and number to 0421 148 008.


For Sale

BEDROOM SUITE, rose wood, 2 single beds, 2 bed side tables, dressing table with winged mirror, VGC. Healesville. $500 ono. 5462 3657, 0419 567 134. BICYCLE, mens, Norco Scrambler, 21 gears, carrier, good for Warburton track. $150. 5962 6274.


Re-conditioned, guaranteed, delivered, large range available. Eastern Homewares, 42 Canterbury Road, Heathmont

9720 3619 Appliance Industry Assoc. member. GOLF CLUBS, A grade, bag, buggie and extras. $150. 9723 4709. 0411 417 885.

For Sale

KEYBOARD, cassio, portable electric keyboard, $100. 0420 698 553. LOUNGE, with fold out bed $200. Warburton. 0420 698 553.

MULCH, PINE & HARDWOOD SAWDUST & SHAVINGS, WOOD CHIPS ETC Fast & efficient service Local supplier to valley & surrounding areas Equestrian, Garden Supplies & Nurseries






Domestic & Commercial Metal Roof repairs and replacements


ZO430445 1132893-EG19-14







Pest Control



General Classifieds

Yarra Valley Sawdust 5966 5705 or 9729 7782 ORGANIC SEEDLINGS, for Sale, This Sat 10th May, 9am to 5pm. Yarra Valley Ecoss. Wide variety veg and natives, 711 Old Warburton Road. OVEN, New Wave convection, still in box, never used, cost $299, sell $200. 5964 6743 after 4pm.


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General Classifieds For Sale


RIDE ON MOWER, Husqvarna, 30" cut, 12.5 HP Briggs and Stratton motor with trailer, GC. $1,750.00ono. 0407 312 520. WASHING MACHINE, Fisher and Paykel, 5kg top loader, GC, 5 years old. $300. 0413 729 910.


Garage Sales


ARE YOU HAVING A GARAGE SALE? Place your advert now for only $39 and you will get:

Garage Sales

HEALESVILLE 27 Elamo Road Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May, 10am-4pm Furniture, clothing, household goods, bric-a-brac, photography, accessories.

3cm x 3cm box advert in your local Mail Newspaper and a Garage Sale Sign Pack! The pack includes 4 x waterproof signs, a marker and tips to make your sale a success!

Phone 5945 0600


059 CURTAINS Beautiful made to measure curtains. Choose from a full range of samples, accessories and blinds. We have a qualified interior decorator who offers you an obligation free measure, quote and fitting. No deposit and a guarantee of professional workmanship.

Pets & Services



New rules apply to the advertising of dogs and cats for sale. It is now an offence to advertise the sale of a dog or cat unless the microchip identification number of the animal is included in the advertisement or notice. A registered domestic animal business may use its Council business registration number as an alternative.

For further information, call 136 186 or visit


IBRAHIM, Vasiliki (Val). Friend for over 50 years, best strawberry picker ever! Just such a lovely lady. Rest in Peace, in God's care. Anne and John.


IBRAHIM, Vasiliki. 1929 - 2014 Passed peacefully at home with loved ones on Saturday 26th April, 2014. Beloved mother, cherished friend and adored grandmother. We will never forget you and will always love you. - Sabri, Carla, Sam, Deb and Liana.



BRUCE SHAND, JP. Celebrant. Weddings, namings, vow renewals. All areas. Ph: 9879 6726.

HEALESVILLE, 2 room, selfcontained detached unit, available now. Good condition, all services, sundeck, garden aspect, carport, quiet location, 15 minute walk to shops. No smoking, no pets. $220 per week. References required. Bond one month rent ($953). 5962 6152 or 0411 562 315. YARRA JUNCTION, $130pw, 1BR self contained bungalow, no bills, no pets, employed. 0409 959 642.


wanted for the Mela Intersaith Association. The candidate must have the following skills, Pujari (Hindu Temple Priest) in the Nath Tradition; competence in teaching Nath doctrine and ritual; translator from Hindi/Sanskrit; interest in promoting intersaith relations; adequate IT competence. Applications close 5pm, 20th May. For further information please contact Reverend Dr John Dupuche 03 9589 2886.



Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made.


Melbourne Training Centre T: 03 9654 3000 Level 6, 250 Collins Street F: 03 9639 5600 Melbourne VIC 3000 E: W:


The closing date for submissions is 9 June 2014. A submission must be sent to the Yarra Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 105 Lilydale, or at




Positions Vacant


Walkers wanted to deliver newspapers and catalogues in Healesville, Coldstream, Yarra Glen. New venture so all invited to apply. Ideally suited for students, mums, pensioners or those just wanting exercise. Please leave name, address and phone number. Patanga Distributors 0409 632 143

Tyre Fitter


Positions Vacant

V C1020245-JL15-12

For further information Contact Dianne or Adam Ph: (03) 5963 7121



$ $ Open 7 days $ $ $ CARS TRUCKS VANS 4WDs

Drive In - Min $250 to $3,000 (complete) IMLACHS - 1602 Centre Rd, Springvale, 3171 2018773v4

 1300 652 070 

LMCT 1229


Est. 1980

Boats & Marine


Caravans & Trailers

Positions Vacant


Local Yarra Valley tyre shop is seeking someone to conduct tyre fitting, alignments, wheel balancing, customer service, invoicing and computer use. Applicant must be reliable, hard working and have some experience. Some training provided. Email cv to:

Part time positions are available for well-presented, enthusiastic persons who are able to assist our Chefs in food preparation & kitchen duties. Must be able to work days and some weekends Experience preferred but not necessary


Exciting New Position. Part time 3 days per week but opportunity to grow. Flexible Hours with Opportunity to work from home. Closing date for applications Monday 19th May 2014. For copy of PD, enquiries: Applications to:

Requires an experienced and qualified chef, must be available nights and weekends. Hours and pay are negotiable. Ph. Simon or Krystie on 5628 9514.


BOAT, 17ft, on tilt trailer, easy handle, plus 7.5 aux motor, hardly used, GC. $1,535. 9758 5565.


Caravans & Trailers

CARAVAN, Millard, 5m, 1992, dbl island bed, roll out awning, electric brakes, front boot, EC, T99-286. $13,000ono. Ph: 5962 4261. EVERNEW, 1990, poptop, annexe, reg until 10/14, 5m. $8,000ono. 0418 175 057.

DISCRIMINATION IN ADVERTISING IS UNLAWFUL The Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995 makes it unlawful for an advertiser to show any intention to discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, race, age, marital status, political or religious belief or physical features, disability, lawful sexual activity/sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS status or on the basis of being associated with a person with one of the above characteristics, unless covered by an exception under the Act. As Star News Group could be legally liable if an unlawful advertisement is printed, Star News Group will not accept advertisements that appear to break the law. For more information about discrimination in advertising, contact your legal advisers or the Equal Opportunity Commission.

TRAILER, 6x4, suit quad bike or ride on mower, heavy mesh deck, ramps, spare and jockey wheel, jerry can in holder. $500. Phone 9739 1253. Coldstream. MERCEDES, 260E, 1988, mech, AI inside and out reg Feb 2015, RWC, reg ETH-531, Healesville. $4,900. 0408 125 365.

TRAILER, Strong, rugged trailer, suitable for work recreation, travel anywhere, True-Tracker manufactured by Trailer Factory, used few times only for outback trips, 3 Landcruiser wheels, tyres in EC, shockabsorbers, electric brakes, handbrake, Treg hitch, completely dust and waterproof, lid has gas struts, fully lockable, including spare wheel, measurements 1.67w x 2.13 long, base height .66, with .61 butterfly top, deceased estate, Warburton. $2,200. Phone 5966 2026.


JAYCO, Expander, caravan, 2004, 12'6", all the usual trimmings, many extras. $19,000neg. 5968 2767.

VOLKSWAGEN, Transporter, Synchro, 4WD, 5 speed manual, diesel, 277,000kms, reg to 27/09/14, serviced as per book, removable rear seat, registered 4 passengers, good for business or family, QHZ-988. $7,500. Contact Doug 5964 4581.


Trucks /Commercial

MERCEDES, Benz, Sprinter, 2006, 416CDI, LWB, RWC, UDB-331. $16,000 ono. 0417 460 082.

Utes & 4WDS

Motor Vehicles

HOLDEN, Statesman, VL, 1997, 225,000kms, reg 11/14, OQH-168. $4,000. 5966 9247.



Motor Vehicles

JAGUAR, 1989, XJ6 model, VGC, NVW-917. $5,300ono. 0423 607 290. 5962 5075.

OPEN 6 DAYS A WEEK PHONE 9728 1044 LMCT 8887


HOLDEN, VL Commodore, 1986, 308 auto, gas, no RWC, reg until 05/14, NHD-576. $4,000ono. 5964 6778, 0400 195 617.


Cars, Utes, 4WD’s and Vans wanted Any Condition $$$ PAID FREE PICK UP

Positions Vacant

If you need to sell and move on fast.

Auto Services/Repair


Damian Closs

Caravans & Trailers

(Enrolment fee includes iPad Mini)

Computer Training Australia is taking enrolments into our popular Certificate III in Micro Business (iPad Training) commencing in Wednesday 14 May 2014 at Healesville Secondary College. The cost for eligible Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents is $105.00 or $21.00 with Concession. Beginners of all levels are encouraged to apply (mature age and seniors). This course includes: ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ appears on them – great for Business! This course is perfect for anyone wanting to promote their skills, products and services online or simply learn how to communicate with and use computers. For more information phone Admissions on 03 9654 3000 or email or visit

• at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website

WYDCOM FINANCIAL SERVICES LTD (Woori Yallock & District Community Bank)

Call 0429 409 204


Training And Development V

• Yarra Junction Community Link Centre – Warburton Highway/Hoddle Street, Yarra Junction





*This training is delivered with Victorian & Commonwealth Funding. Subject to eligibility. TOID 6832

• Lilydale Community Link Centre – 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale



9761 2156

The amendment proposes to amend the Incorporated Document to Clause 52.03 Specific sites and exclusions of the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme to insert a provision allowing a planning permit application to be considered for a take-away food shop on the site.


Positions Vacant

Frankston, Dandenong, Cranbourne, Hampton Park, Box Hill, Ringwood & Lilydale.

The land affected by the amendment is 2876 Warburton Highway, Wesburn.

Employment V

ENROL NOW for 2014 Boronia,

The Yarra Ranges Council has prepared Amendment C138 to the Yarra Ranges Planning Scheme.



To Let

YARRA RANGES PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Exhibition of Amendment Amendment C138

Manager Strategic Planning

Real Estate V

Training And Development

Aged Care Disability Home & Community Care?

Planning and Environment Act 1987

• Upper Yarra Arts Centre – 3409 Warburton Highway, Warburton

Ph: 5968 4446 Mobile: 0407 529 902 V


You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations: 963517-JL36-11


Positions Vacant

Always wanted to work in: C1104113-BM03-14


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HOLDEN, Berlina, VZ 2006, black, auto, 4 speed, sedan, 167,237 kms, PDW 18 inch rims, CC, 6 cyl, 3.6L petrol, rear park assist, airbags, towbar, electric and tinted windows, sound system with Panasonic touch screen head unit, 2 x 12 inch kicker subs, amp, 6 x speakers, iPod connectivity, interior EC, black/grey. The vehicle is in EC and has been serviced regularly. New number plates will be supplied as personalised plates 'RHYZ' will not be transferred on sale. Reg 17/05/14. RWC will be supplied. $10,800 or best offer. All enquiries: 0418 274 312.

HOLDEN, Colorado, dual cab, tray, first reg January 2009, 71,000 genuine kms, one owner, 4x4, 3lt turbo diesel, 5 speed manual, tow bar, Electric brake unit, anderson plug, reg until January 2015, service books, no off road use, Excellent condition, inside and out, RWC, WUK-159. $22,950. 5962 9480, 0409 353 252. Healesville. TOYOTA, Hilux, twin cab, SR5, 2003, 4wd, turbo, diesel UHF winch, bull bar, Canopy, RWC, srs airbags, Healesville. SGF-354. $17,450. 5962 2571.

ROYAL, Flair van, Royce series 5, 17ft tandem electric brakes, roll out awning, full annexe, tinted windows, double bed, many extras, EC, reg October 2014, RIO-509. Marysville. $23,000. 0438 352 573.

SUPREME, Territory, off road, pop top caravan, 2002 model, reg V49-295, tare 1,520Kgs, 17'6" x 7'6", battery/charger unit factory fitted, 16" Sunray wheels and as new L/T tyres, 3 way fridge, microwave, single beds with mattresses, van in excellent as new condition. $19,750. Alexandra: 5772 1225. Mob: 0419 206 410.

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�� Connecting people with local sport…

Bloods receive a thrashing

Owen Millwood from Olinda gets rid of the ball just in time. 119781

Warburton winners BIG GAMES and big results were the order of the day in the Yarra Valley Mountain District Community Bank Football Netball League. In Division One, Warburton Millgrove knocked Olinda Ferny Creek out of top spot. Monbulk now has top spot after accounting for Woori Yallock. Wandin and Healesville opened their account. In Division Two, the inaugural ‘Pride Cup’ was won by Yarra Glen and Thornton Eildon and Gembrook Cockatoo are off and running. Warburton Millgrove 10.12(72) d Olinda Ferny Creek 10.7(67) OLINDA went into this game sitting atop the ladder with three wins and Warburton sitting in seventh. Warburton jumped out of the blocks, kicking 4.6 to 1.1 however errant kicking by Warburton robbed them of a bigger lead at the first break. The lead increased to 30 points at half time. Not sure what Peter Brown said to Olinda at half time, but Olinda came out and kicked 4.2 to 1.1 to reduce the deficit to 11 points. Warburton managed to hold off Olinda in the end, winning by just five points. Warburton Millgrove best players: L. Barnard, B. Murphy, S. Muir (3 goals), G. Newing. Olinda Ferny Creek best players: J. Rankin, D. Rohrmann, N. Keegan, and K. Currie. Monbulk 11.10(76) d Woori Yallock 4.4(28) IN A BATTLE between third and fourth place, Monbulk was just ahead on percentage. Monbulk kicked 4.4 in the first to Woori Yallock’s 1.0 to take a healthy lead into the second quarter. The second quarter saw Monbulk add another 5.3 to Woori Yallock 1.2 - a healthy lead of 47 points at half time. Woori Yallock needed to adjust and quickly at that, however unfortunately for them Monbulk had a different idea. The third quarter was a hard slog which only added eight points to Monbulk and two points to Woori’s

three-quarter time score. An eight-goal lead going into the last was going to be hard for Woori to chase and they ended up, going down by 48 points. Monbulk best players: S. Whittington, S. Williams (3 goals), M. Langworthy, J. Mohr. Woori Yallock best players: M. Batten, J. Coombs, M. Baxter (2 goals), J. Adams. Healesville 11.17(83) d Belgrave 11.12(78) HEALESVILLE opened their account on Saturday with a solid performance against sixth-placed Belgrave. It must have been a day for indirect kicking, as Healesville kicked 4.7 in the first to take a lead of 23 points. Both sides kicked 4.3 in the second to make no change to the game at half time. 2.4 to 3.6 saw the lead reduce to 15 points at three-quarter time. Belgrave were on the move and Healesville could not afford to play defensive football. Healesville only managed to kick 1.3 in the last while Belgrave kicked 3.1 but it just wasn’t enough for Belgrave. Healesville got away with the win by the skin of their teeth. Healesville best players: A. Davies, J. Nugent (1 goal), N. Mende, B. Hodic (3 goals). Belgrave best players: T. Stubley, C. Kelf (1 goal), M. Collins (4 goals), K. Grant. Division 2 Seniors: Thornton Eildon 14.12(96) d Alexandra 9.12(66) THORNTON Eildon has been thereabout in most of their games this year. They travelled to Alexandra on Saturday for a clash of traditional rivals and came away with their first win for the season. They got out to a solid start, kicking 4.3 to 2.2. They extended their lead to 24 points at the main break. Kicking another 2.3 to only five behinds in the third gave them a comfortable 34- point lead heading into the last.

Playing as the rain comes down. 119781 Some might have thought they might run out of legs in the last, but in the end they held off Alexandra and came home with four points. Thornton Eildon best players: J. Parker, B. Coller (2 goals), L. Davison (5 goals), T. Bail (1 goal), B. Kapakoulakis. Alexandra best players: B. Cooper (1 goal), W. Walker, D. Toomey, D. Bourke. Seville 21.11(137) d Powelltown 18.11(119) SEVILLE and Powelltown were both sitting on 12 points prior to today with Powelltown sitting in second spot on percentage. A win here was going to give one club a clear break on the ladder. Seville’s kicking in the first helped Powelltown stay in the race. Powelltown kicked 5.3 to Seville’s 6.1 in the second and the lead was Seville’s by 22 points at half time. A massive eight-goal quarter to Seville in the third increased the lead to 37 points at three-quarter time. In turn, Powelltown kicked 6.3 to 3.2 in the last, but left their run too late. Seville best players: A. Knight (1 goal), T. Baker, N. O’Keefe (6 goals), P. Bailey (1 goal).

Powelltown best players: R. Sandy, M. Horsley (1 goal), L. Tindal (4 goals), M. McLaughlin. Yarra Glen 17.15(117) d Yarra Junction 2.14(26) YARRA Glen and Yarra Junction played in the inaugural Pride Cup on Saturday in front of a crowd of supporters - including 80 guests who were invited by the AFL for a luncheon to celebrate and support this game. Yarra Glen got off to an enormous start, kicking 7.6 to 0.3. It looked very ominous for Yarra Junction, but they fought on admirably and need to be congratulated for their participation and support of the day. Yarra Glen went into half time with a 67-point lead. The third quarter was a bit of a stalemate as the weather set in and was played in very wet and slippery conditions, but the lead increased to 78 points. Yarra Glen kicked away in the last to come home with the points. Yarra Glen best players: B. James (Pride Cup Medal Winner) (2 goals), D. Watt (1 goal), L. Hoffman (1 goal), J. Marks (3 goals). Yarra Junction best players: E. Wadsworth, M. Sword, L. Cove, M. Brown (1 goal).

Healesville Junior Football Club Round 2 Under 16 Wandin 13.11(89) d Healesville 2.15(27) ANOTHER slow start for the Bloods saw the opposition team have a very strong hold on the game at half time. In the second half, the Bloods pulled it together and had more scoring shots than Wandin but could not bridge the gap. More determination and game preparation is needed so that all players are focused and ready to play at the first bounce to see the Bloods more competitive in the future. Goals: R. Saric-Skewes, J. Brooks Awards: J. Parish, C. Fulford, C. McGrath. Under 14 Wandin 21.13(139) d Healesville 1.5(11) THE Bloods played a hard game against a strong team. But the spirits held high fighting for the footy and playing as a team all the way to the final siren. A sore and tired group, but with a positive season ahead. Goals: G.Schiavello Awards: G. Schiavello, T. Amarant, R. Greensill Under 13 Healesville 8.6(54) d Mount Evelyn 1.5(11) THE boys played well as a team and followed a given structure which showed on the scoreboard. Goals: M. Donegan 5, J. Brookes, T. Amarant and N. Pye Awards: B. Neilson, Z. Fawdry, M. Gamble, M. Donegan and J. Brookes Under 12 Healesville 5.5(35) d Wandin 2.3(15) THIS week was a free flowing exciting game. The boys played well together with great teamwork and energy. Goals: C. Oude-Meilink 2, S. Gebert, J. Kay, D. Sissins Awards: M Keymer, B King, J Kay Under 11 Healesville 3.3(21) d Emerald 2.1(13) GOOD solid teamwork contributed to the victory with strong defensive line across the half backline a feature. Goals: B. Murphy, W. Cooney, J. Howie Awards: R. Sanders, J. Swaney, D. Ebbels, J. Scragg, B. Gordon Youth Girls East Malvern 13.16(94) d Healesville 0.0(0) Wesburn Junior Football Club Under 9 Wesburn 4.3(27) d Mount Evelyn 0.2(2) GREAT team work and communication with good skills on display and a well-deserved win. Goal Kickers: B. Caneva, B. Muir, R. Thompson Under 10 Mount Evelyn 3.2(20) d Wesburn 1.4(10) A PHYSICAL game with the Wesburn boys and girls trying hard all day however just fell short at the end. Goal Kickers: K. West, P. Myunh, R. Partour, R. Thompson Under 14 Mount Evelyn 11.13(79) d Wesburn 0.1(1) ANOTHER tough encounter today against a well-drilled Mount Evelyn side. A great effort after half time but Wesburn needed a four-quarter performance.



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It’s a matter of Pride By KATH GANNAWAY AFL operations manager Mark Evans described the Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction football clubs as the “pride of the community and the pride of the AFL”. At a lunch to celebrate the inaugural Pride Cup at Yarra Glen, Evans said football had the power to bring people together. “All those qualities that are important in sport - mateship and respect - these are the values that the Pride Cup represents,” he said. Yarra Glen coach Dean de Munk said values went further than the two clubs playing on the day. “I had a fantastic message from Warburton’s captain Brendon Murphy that I read out in the clubrooms before the match,” he said. “Basically, it was we admire Jason, would have him in our team any day, he’s a great footballer and a great person,” de Munk said. The Pride Cup was about a cause, but it was also very much about the traditional rivalry of two clubs and, there was no mercy shown by Yarra Glen, and no effort spared by Yarra Junction on the field, or on the netball courts where the teams played their A Grade match for the Pride Cup. Ultimately Yarra Glen came home with enormous pride - and two new trophies to add to their cabinet.

Yarra Glen Football Netball Club celebrated wins on and off the field on Saturday. As Pride Cup winners they were also the pride of their Pictures: KATH GANNAWAY community, the YVMDFNL, the AFL and the broader Yarra Valley sporting community. 119779

Right: Indigenous player Jim Marks celebrated his 100th game in a game where the antidiscrimination message was loud and clear. He was chaired off the ground by team-mates Joel Crowther and Jarrod Exton.

Carlton footballer Brock McLean was key-note speaker at the Pride Cup lunch attended by representatives of AFL, YVMDFL, Yarra Junction FNC, anti-discrimination groups and the LGBTI community, and proudly partnered by Mail Newspaper Group. Friends since childhood, Lauren Bull, netball captain and Pride Cup medalist, and Jason Ball share a proud achievement.


Yarra Junction’s Rob Ward gets the ball away under pressure from Yarra Glen’s David Watt and Patty Hayes.

Yarra Junction’s Rob Ward gets the ball away under pressure from Yarra Glen’s David Watt and Patty Hayes.

TENNIS Healesville Eastern Region Juniors Girls singles/doubles section seven: Healesville 4/29 d Croydon. Caitlyn Cosson best scores. Junior open singles/doubles section six: Healesville 7/46 d Chirnside Park 1/17. Dean Pryor best scores. Junior development section three: Healesville 4.5 points d Seville 2.5 points. Seniors washed out.

Yarra Junction’s Dan Amrien goes the big punch against Yarra Glen’s Sam Hills and Rob Ward on the ground.

GREYHOUNDS Healesville Race 1: Grand Puzzle, Cawbourne Saleen, Me Name’s Nelson. Race 2: Tee One Thousand, Mincey Moo, Cool Maxine. Race 3: Southwood Flame, Jane Eliza, My Baby Porscha. Race 4: Fully Charged, Wise Guy, Third Letter Are. Race 5: Prince Lark, Zafonic Beach, Not Disguised. Race 6: Talk and Run, Billy Rocket, Acclaimed Love. Race 7: Big Dunc, Surf Jester, Cawbourne Rocco. Race 8: Luca Neveelk, Dr Don, Civil Pursuit. Race 9: Detcord, Koko Kola, Daintree Warrior. Race 10: Matt’s Entity, Early Return, Just Like Paluza. Race 11: Texan, Runaway Bride, Miss Delight. Race 12: Doogie’s Boy, Senor Conan, Aluavez.

Right: Flying Eagle Wayne Robertson and Yarra Glen’s Richard Gurney.


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Walkers in amazing feat By JESSE GRAHAM THOUSANDS of eager walkers made their way through the Yarra Ranges over the weekend, as part of the intense Oxfam Trailwalker event, wearing their feet down to stubs on a 100 kilometre journey. Teams of walkers set out from Wheelers Hill bright and early on Friday 2 May, walking 100 kilometres through the area to reach Wesburn Park hours later. The trail saw 781 teams travel through Lysterfield, Ferntree Gully, Olinda, Mount Evelyn, Woori Yallock, Millgrove and Warburton, before finishing up in Wesburn. The first team to cross the line was Steve has been Chicked, who completed the challenge in 10 hours, 31 minutes almost an hour ahead of second team, Trails Plus, who finished in 11 hours, 20 minutes. The average time for completing the trail was 28 hours, 31 minutes, and the final team, The Hi Hos, passed through the finish line at 7.08am on Sunday 4 May. Steve has been Chicked team captain David Wilson said the team was determined to leave the others in the dust and stuck together through the intense trail walk. “We decided if they wanted to catch

us, they were going to have to run really well,” Mr Wilson said. Mr Wilson, 47, along with other team member 37-year-old David Overend, both beat their personal best for the walk by 49 minutes. Trailwalker Spokesperson Yvette Petersen congratulated the winning teams on their achievement, and said this year’s event was the biggest yet, with 3200 runners signed up. “These runners gave it everything they had to get to the end of the trail before sunset and they should be proud of their results, both on the trail and in their fundraising,” she said. Of the 3200 participating, 2535 walkers finished the trail, though 95 per cent of the teams finished with at least one walker left standing. The aim of the event was to raise money for Oxfam to help fight poverty worldwide, and a fundraising goal of $3 million was set before the event. As of Monday 5 May, $2,444,491 was raised towards the goal, and fundraising was set to continue until 31 May. Former Healesville residents, Rebecca and Ben Schatz and Healesville’s Matt Thomas teamed up with Geelong’s Daniel McDonald to take part in the challenge, raising $2019 for Oxfam. However, the team failed to finish,

with Rebecca and Daniel retiring at the second last checkpoint after 71.2 kilometres and 29 hours, 11 minutes of walking. The unofficial accolade for biggest blister from the event was given to Nicola Hande of the Hi Hos, though no measurements were taken at the time. The top five teams to complete the Oxfam Trailwalker event were: First: Steve has been Chicked, 10 hours, 31 minutes. David Wilson, Box Hill; David Overend, Abbotsford; Daniel Langelaan, Endeavour Hills; and Dion Finocchiaro, Brighton. Second: Trails Plus, 11 hours, 20 minutes. Kellie Emmerson, Deanna Blegg, Nikki Wynd and Samantha Gash. Third: Melbourne Midday Milers, 11 hours, 45 minutes. Richard Does, Frankston South; Anthony Mithen, Albert Park; David Venour, Vermont; and Ewen Vowels, Travancore. Fourth: Foleys List, 11 hours, 58 minutes. Andrew Turner, Glen Iris; Stephen Callahan, Ballarat; Brad Fuller, Lara; and Simon Marcus, Burwood East. Fifth: Breakfast at Bears, 12 hours, nine minutes. Brendan Callery, Berwick; David Campbell, Cranbourne North; Ian Cornthwaite, Allambie Reserve; and Stephen Gilbert, Pakenham.

Walkers making their way on a 100 kilometre journey from Wheelers Hill to Wesburn.

Thousands took part in the 100-kilometre walk, which aimed to raise $3 million to fight poverty.

Warby on a winner in first salute of season A GRADE NETBALL DIVISION ONE: Warburton Millgrove v Olinda Ferny Creek WARBURTON Millgrove was yet to register their first win for the season while Olinda was sitting fourth. Warburton started off better taking a three-goal lead after the first. Olinda started to get their game going and took a two-goal lead at half time. Warburton fought back in the third taking a one-goal lead. The game was in the balance but Warburton came out victors by two goals. Warburton Millgrove 26 d Olinda Ferny Creek 24. Warburton Millgrove’s best: O. Caneva (16 goals), K. Wappett, M. Brumby. Monbulk Hawks v Woori Yallock MONBULK and Woori Yallock both had one win for the season. This was a big game and would give someone a bit of breathing space. Scores were level at quarter time. Monbulk got a break of four goals at half time. Woori Yallock fought back in the third shooting 12 goals to Monbulk’s nine and was only down by one goal. Dead eye shooting in the third by Emily Williams gave Monbulk the win by nine goals. Monbulk Hawks 51 d Woori Yallock 40.

Monbulk’s best: B. Northey, S. Byatt (24 goals), E. Williams (27 goals). Woori Yallock’s best: P. Stewart (37 goals), S. Southwick, C. Stafford. Upwey Tecoma v Mount Evelyn UPWEY Tecoma remains undefeated on top of the ladder after Saturday. Upwey played steady consistent netball never being headed throughout the day. A 12-goal lead at half time had Upwey settled. Upwey ended up comfortable winners by 26 goals and keep their undefeated status in shape. Upwey Tecoma 56 d Mount Evelyn 30. Upwey Tecoma’s best: M. Walter, K. Tomlinson, M. Kennerley (38 goals). Belgrave v Healesville BELGRAVE was sitting third on the ladder before this game and will remain third after the win. Healesville would be disappointed with this loss as a win would have potentially put them in fifth spot. Belgrave jumped out to a six-goal lead in the first. Healesville reduced the lead to five at half time. A 13-goal quarter by Kylie Malone saw Healesville hit the lead at quarter time by one goal. It was game on! Healesville managed nine goals while Belgrave got 11 goals and took the points by one goal. Belgrave 48 d Healesville 47.

Warburton Millgrove playing Olinda Ferny Creek. 119781 Belgrave’s best: L. Bennett (36 goals), T. Jois, C. Timms (12 goals). Healesville’s best: K. Malone (31 goals), L. Woodgate (16 goals), K. Carden.

Wandin v Emerald UNDEFEATED Wandin took on ninthplaced Emerald on Saturday. Wandin shot an amazing 19 goals in the first. Melissa Martinov and Jackie Cullimore started strongly. The lead increased to 23 at half time and it looked like it was going to be a long day for Emerald. Wandin continued their dominance and ended up winning by 57 goals. Wandin 76 d Emerald 19. Wandin’s best: T. Coppinger, M. Martinov (31 goals), S. Coppinger. Emerald’s best: C. Volta, R. Appleby, L. Whyte. DIVISION TWO: Yarra Glen v Yarra Junction BOTH teams were undefeated on top of the ladder. Yarra Junction beat Yarra Glen in the preliminary final last year so there was a lot riding on this game. They were also playing for the inaugural Pride Cup. Yarra Glen started off strongly shooting 13 to six. They extended their lead by 16 goals at half time. Yarra Glen continued to extend their lead and was never headed. Yarra Glen 52 d Yarra Junction 34. Yarra Glen’s best: P. Fay, G. Taylor (35 goals), S. Moate, L. Bull (17 goals and Pride Medal winner). Yarra Junction’s best: C. Cook, J. Allen, R. Young.

Alexandra v Thornton Eildon BOTH teams were searching for their first win on Saturday. Alexandra got out to a nine-goal lead at half time and never relented. Thornton Eildon fought on well scoring six goals in the second quarter but the lead had extended to 20 goals. Thornton outscored Alexandra by one goal in the third but Alexandra put down the pedal and shot 18 goals in the last to run out winners by 31 goals. Alexandra 60 d Thornton Eildon 29. Alexandra’s best: S. Krijt, N. Stewart, K. Welch. Thornton Eildon’s best: A. Keddell, S. Bevan, M. Sier. Seville v Powelltown SEVILLE also shared top spot with Yarra Glen and Yarra Junction. Powelltown were sitting fifth. Seville displayed their dominance and reminded Powelltown that they were premiers last year by shooting 15 goals to two in the first. Seville shot another 10 goals in the second and increased their lead to 19. Shooting 11 goals in the last to seven gave Seville a comfortable win by 23 goals. Seville 42 d Powelltown 19. Seville’s best: A. Hardy, T. Hoare, Z. Abbruzzese (15 goals). Powelltown’s best: A. Dunford (1 goal), D. Barber, E. Williams.

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Team shines at athletics THE OPENING round of the Athletics Victoria XCR14 season was held on Saturday afternoon at Jells Park. The events involved teams of three or more covering the threekilometre circuit in a relay format. Highlight of the day was an outstanding team performance by the Under 14 Girls team of Brooke Mullins, Ruby Dixon and Lily Peacock who won their event. With back-up Under 14 girls Lee Taylor and Zoe Sibley running in the Under 18 team with Amy Veenendaal. The XCR season promises to be an exciting season for the girls. Earlier in the morning the Saturday morning cross country

round was held at the Mount Evelyn course. The stand-out performance was from Brydon Griffiths’ solo run to win the Open 3000 metres. Also a total of 16 personal bests were recorded - an outstanding result from the athletes this early in the season. The next event will be on Saturday 10 May at Lillydale Lake, Lilydale commencing at 8.45am. For more information, training times and full race results, visit RESULTS: Men Open Division five (4 x 6km): Michael Clarke 22.41, Lucas Taylor 24.31, Jamie Strudley 24.36, Riley Kennedy 22.18. Men 40+ (3x 6km): Dave Seeds 25.24, Jed Thrall 27.38, Dave Laven 26.26.

Men Under 16 (3 x 3km): Connor Thrall 12.13, Ryan Thrall 12.46, Daneil Gasson 12.45. Women Open Division Four (3x6km): Amanda Branson 26.52, Sue McCall 32.26, Amanda Laven 26.34. Women Under 18 (3 x 3km): Zoe Sibley 14.44, Amy Veenandaal 15.38, Lee Taylor 12.32. Women Under 14 (3 x3Kkm): Brooke Mullins 12.18, Ruby Dixon 12.21, Lily Peacock 11.10. 500m: Charlotte Comport 2.57 PB, Sasha Maggs 3.05 PB, Austin Leonard 3.06, Zoe Clarke 3.13, Jackson Grice 3.31, Isobel Morse 3.34, Sam Laven 4.04 PB, Caharlotte Wandmaker 4.21, Tahlia Murden 5.32. 1000m: Kiara Flavell 4.31 PB, Tiara Willis 5.32, Daniel Ebbels 5.34, Kirsten Creighton 5.37, Emily Noonan 5.38, Noah Newbury 6.02, Brayden Shaw 6.33, Mia Harris 6.15 PB, Kyden Lehmann 6.37, Steve Ebbels 6.47, Charlotte Comport 7.06, Tahlia Murden 7.08, Sarah Ebbels 7.13, Anne-Marie Ebbels 7.48. 1500m: Madeline Laven 6.48 PB, Zac Clarke 7.00, Dylan Eagleton 7.31, Mia Strudley

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