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SITUATED in the leafy suburb of Monbulk, Mountain District Christian School is surrounded by 17 acres of natural bushland making it the perfect environment for your child to learn and grow. The school offers a unique education, and aims to develop each child’s individual gifts and talents through a biblical education. Students are able to develop their skills in management and operation of a small business through helping out with the cultivation of a vegetable garden and the nurturing of chickens where they are then able to sell the eggs. This extends to the Environmental Science program available in secondary school where they explore the health of ecosystems in the hills. Community Engagement Officer Mellisa Ashton said the school’s curriculum enabled each year level to sufficiently build on the previous year level.

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Charity channel for arts support RACHEL Curtis, 15, combined her love of the arts with her desire to support others. And, in doing so, organised an entertaining evening at Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge. Rachel raised almost $2000 when she brought together young musicians and the works of student photographers and artists for her ‘Exhibition for East Timor.’ The initiative was part of Rachel’s Personal Project, a 12-month challenge for Years 9 and 10 students at Mater Christi College. “I learnt so much about organising an event like this including auditions, selection of artworks, promotion, venue arrangements, programming and lots more,” Rachel said. Students tackle various challenges for personal projects and continue to impress their teachers and parents. Deputy principal Julie Feeney said Rachel’s project was one of the many outstanding and diverse examples of the creativity, organisation and perseverance displayed by girls in their projects. “The girls are encouraged to aim high and regardless of the outcome, the learning can be extraordinary,” she said. Rachel now has the opportunity to see the actual results of her efforts when she travels to Timor Leste with other Mater Christi students later this year. “I am grateful for the support of my brilliant family and friends and everyone who supported the event,” Rachel said. “I am also really looking forward to seeing what the fund-raising can do for the young people of Timor Leste.” For more information about Mater Christi College or to arrange a tour, call 9754 6611 or visit au.

Rachel Curtis and her mother Louisa enjoying the performers at Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge. 120039


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Studies back on course ONE door shuts and another one opens. And this is proving to be the case with courses that were previously being run by Morrisons in Mount Evelyn now being delivered by Upper Yarra Community House (UYCH). UYCH CEO Sally Brennan said what this meant for the students in the

Upper Yarra was that there was now a wider and more diverse offering of training being delivered close by. “UYCH is pleased to have been able to step in and to continue to provide these much-needed services, particularly relevant since the closure of Swinburne in Lilydale,” she said. “In most cases, students have been

able to continue in the same classrooms with the same teachers, with a little disruption as possible, including the young people in the VCAL program.” Students now have the opportunity to study at both locations in a variety of community services training programs including aged care, children’s

services, education support and youth services. The consolidation of training provision also means that there will be greater diversity at both locations, with UYCH courses being offered in Mount Evelyn that were previously only in Upper Yarra. “What we’re seeking to build are

real employment outcomes for our students, based on high quality training,” Ms Brennan said. “The most effective way to do this is to provide strong learning pathways for students, pathways that are closely linked to industry, and provided in a supportive environment with highly experienced teaching staff.”

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Upgrade for early learning with a disability. A play program in conjunction with Mount Evelyn SDS for the Prep students provides the young students with an opportunity to play, practice sharing, taking turns and interacting with their peers in a supported and welcoming environment. At the other end of the school, a work experience program for our students in their final years is being implemented. Students have the opportunity to do real jobs both within and external to the school and are supported by the staff in their placement. The school is always on the lookout for any new work experience opportunities, if you think you could help contact Matt Shakespeare on 9736

2499. The unit at Healesville Primary School has continued to grow, with a program offering a supportive learning environment within a mainstream setting. The school offers teachers trained in special education, individualised learning programs, support provided to all programs in the school and families by a team of highly skilled and enthusiastic therapists, award winning interactive film and television program, small classes, swimming and a gardening program to name a few. So if you a looking for a supportive yet stimulating school setting for your child, visit Mount Evelyn Special Development School.

Students at Mount Evelyn Special Development School enjoying some painting time. 120028

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A comprehensive education UPPER YARRA is a local secondary college providing a comprehensive education for students in the Yarra Valley. The school is set in a picturesque location with facilities that cater for students from varied backgrounds with a broad range of interests. Upper Yarra supports students to develop a love of learning with positive values and attitudes and the necessary skills to broaden their knowledge base. The college values include learning which supports students’ social, emotional and academic success, setting ambitious goals to stretch themselves beyond personal expectations, striving to achieve the best in academic results and extra-curricular activities, accountability in taking responsibility for their own actions and learning as well as respect and co-operation. Upper Yarra’s dedicated staff work in Year Level Teams to develop close personal relationships with the students in their care, ensuring that pastoral care and well-being needs are responded to effectively and compassionately. The teaching and learning programs are based on an un-

Hospitality students at Upper Yarra Secondary College enjoying the on-campus facilities. 120097 derstanding of different learning styles and develop from an inquiry model that stimulates inquisitiveness and encourages exploration of ideas. Students have varied interests and goals and so the school offers programs that cater for personal growth, academic, and career-based education also providing VET and VCAL to support pathways to universities, TAFE colleges, apprenticeships and employment. The college has formed a partnership with Healesville High School and Worawa College known as the Yarra Valley

Polytechnic. The polytechnic is a trade training provider and delivers certificate level training across the three schools offering automotive spray painting, building and construction, hospitality-commercial cooking, cabinetmaking, and rural studies with hospitality offered on-site. Make sure you make time to visit Upper Yarra Secondary College to explore the school, view the many opportunities provided, and speak with one of the school leaders to discuss your child’s current or potential journey with them.

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LAST year was a busy year at Mount Evelyn Special Development School (SDS).The teaching practice, school climate and provision for students with autism was accredited by AMAZE (Autism Victoria) for being of good quality. The Early Education program, for children who are aged two years and eight months to school age, moved into their purpose- built facility which is separate to the main school and is a program for any child with a delay in two or more areas. There have been a number of new programs implemented at Mount Evelyn SDS this year as well. A MyTime program runs regularly on a Thursday for any parent or carer of a young child

Tours of each campus are also available on any day that suits you - please contact the relevant campus to book a time. Mount Evelyn Campus 15 Burdap Drive, Mount Evelyn Victoria 3796 P. +61 3 9736 3650 F. +61 3 9736 1840 E.

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Sleeping rough for a reason NOT many people choose to ‘sleep rough’, especially with the early onset of cold wintry nights. However, over 30 girls from Mater Christi College, Belgrave opted for a night under the stars to gain a better understanding of the plight of the homeless. More than 105,000 Australians find themselves homeless each night. Young women are among the most vulnerable, with just under half of the homeless being women and a


Elliana, Rochelle and Victoria keep warm.

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quarter under the age of 18. The students slept out in the school grounds last week as part of the Vinnies School Sleepout. “The sleepout provides students with a small experience of homelessness and poverty. Importantly, they also explore the diverse causes and responses to homelessness as part of the evening,” said principal Mary Fitz-Gerald. Students involve others in the issue through discussion and sponsorship. The

funds are donated to the St Vincent De Paul Society who support over 540,000 needy people through their 40,000 volunteers in local communities every year. “It is important to provide students with diverse opportunities and experiences and we encourage them to be creative and active in their response to issues in their world,” Ms Fitz-Gerald said. To learn more about community sleepouts being held around the Australia, visit

New take on old science THE doors of the new senior school science laboratory at St Margaret’s School have been opened. And when 15 of the schools Prep students and their parents walked through the doors of the new facility, there was excitement on the faces of the young students. Head of science at St Margaret’s Krista Bayliss said together with members of the science department, the group of

students and parents predicted, experimented, explored and in the process had a whole lot of fun. The series of ‘Science Experience Nights’ was held to allow the Junior School community to investigate and explore some of the fascinating aspects of modern science. More than 100 students, from Prep to Year 6, and their parents took part in events over seven nights.

“Science is an increasingly important area with the potential to improve the quality of life and to aid in solving some of the great problems of our age,” Ms Bayliss said. “It was wonderful to see students so enthusiastically embracing science and to have a parent say, ‘Science was never like this when I was at school. Can I come back and do it again here?’ was wonderful,” she said.

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From left, Kobe and Emma Hodges, Maddie with mum Shelley Elso, Gibson and Matilda with mum Emma Hoelstein, and Taj with mum Jess Sorrell enjoying the morning tea. 120130 Picture: REBECCA BILLS

Mums back to school By REBECCA BILLS PREPPIES at Belgrave South Primary School had an extra special morning last Friday celebrating all things ‘Mothers’. Each Prep student brought along their mum or special lady in their life to show them all the things they have been learning throughout the year and to give special presents made in class. Prep teacher Lynn Bok said she had run the event for the past 12 years. “When I came to the school, I introduced the Mother’s Day morning tea and a Father’s Day breakfast,” she said. “It’s a lovely way for parents

to spend some precious time at school with their children as well as a time to celebrate mums and their input in their child’s education. “The kids get very excited when their parents are here at school and love to show them their books and what they are learning.” The students made scones, placemats with drawings of their mum and why they love her as well as love hearts out of paper filled with flower seeds. Mum to student Kobe, Emma Hodges, said it was really nice to spend a bit of oneon-one time even though she

was going to be late for work. “It’s a great opportunity to meet some of the mums that you often don’t get to see and put a face to the names,” she said. “And these little gifts are really lovely and something to keep forever.” Kobe said he loved being able to show his mum around the school and that his favourite thing about her was that she cooked the best lasagne. For all the special Belgrave South Primary School Mother’s Day breakfast photos, visit rangestrader.starcommunity.


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Under bird attack By REBECCA BILLS MANY locals have struggled with cockatoos attacking their house, but for Menzies Creek resident Heidi Schlennstedt it’s a pesky kookaburra that won’t leave her alone. Last year around spring time, Ms Schlennstedt noticed a kookaburra attacking a window on her house nearly every day until it eventually broke. “He would start at 7 in the morning and was very obsessed with that window particularly,� she said.


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enough fright to leave our window alone,� she said. “We think it may be a different one this time, the one last year was fatter than the one that is visiting us now, but it is still just as obsessed with the window. “I have a daughter and a son who are both young adults and we were all a


Unsure of what was making the kookaburra attack the window, Ms Schlennstedt contacted a bird expert and was told it may be due to mating behaviour and to put a sheet in front of the window so the kookaburra could not see its reflection. “We put a sheet up in front of it and he would just fly around the sheet to get to the window,� she said. “We really love birds, but we just don’t want them attacking our window anymore. “My husband has lived in the area for 50 years and we built this house in 1987 and we just find it odd that this has never happened to us before until last year.� Ms Schlennstedt said after the window broke she did not see the kookaburra until just a few weeks ago. “We thought he had got a big

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Upwey comes together for community plan By REBECCA BILLS RESIDENTS in Upwey are dedicated to breathing new life into the town. Project Upwey “Our Future, Our Plan, Our Community - Your Vision, Your Voice” is an opportunity for the whole community of Upwey to come together in conversation to workshop ideas in designing the future of the community. Project Upwey leaders Andrew Fullagar and Michelle Johnson said the event was community inclusive with anybody who worked, lived and played in Upwey welcomed to come along. “The project is to come together as a community to write a community plan,” Ms Johnson said. “The idea with the community plan is to get everybody in Upwey’s thoughts and feelings of how they want to see Upwey in the future and whatever is important to them.” Ms Johnson said from initial conversations with the community, people had suggested that they would like an off-leash dog area, the rear of the shops refurnished and the old community buildings replaced with something a little more updated. Mr Fullagar said Project Upwey started up in the last few months however he and the Upwey Township Group had been attending a number of seminars about the idea of a master plan for the community. “We now want to take the next step of creating the plan and not just talk about it,” he said. “On the night, there are three main things we want to do - gather ideas, prioritise and form little task groups. “Then we as the Project Upwey team will empower these group to actually achieve.”

Members of Project Upwey Andrew Peterson, Sue Williams, Andrew Fullagar, Clare Coleman, Linda Fullagar, Anne Ng, Michelle Johnson and Ross Farnell are looking forward to the upcoming Conversation and Workshop evening. 120165 Picture: REBECCA BILLS Ms Johnson said the Community Conversation and Workshop will be facilitated by Peter Kenyon from Bank I.D.E.A.S. She said Mr Kenyon’s community planning workshops were renowned

throughout Australia and New Zealand and would really help in achieving the best plan for Upwey. “On the night, we will be looking for about three to four short- term projects and then some larger projects so people can see things starting to get

moving,” she said. “What’s really important is that the community really drives this so everyone’s voice is heard.” The Upwey Community Conversation and Workshop is on Monday

19 May from 6.30pm to 9pm at the Upwey Community Hall, 1443 Burwood Highway, Upwey. Register for this free event to lend your voice and ideas to the shaping of Upwey at projectupwey@outlook. com.

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RATES will rise consistently over the coming four years in the Yarra Ranges, according to the recently released draft budget. However, one councillor has said that more can be done to cut increases. The Yarra Ranges Council released its draft budget for the coming financial year, a draft update to the Council Plan 2013-2017 and its Long Term Financial Plan (LTFP) 2014-15 to 2023-24 last week. At the special meeting, held on Tuesday 6 May, the drafts were unanimously accepted by councillors, and a community feedback period was opened for the documents until 5 June. Over the coming financial year, rates are set to rise by 4.8 per cent - the same increase as in the 2013-2014 year. In the budget papers, the rate increases for each year up until 2017-2018 are projected to also be 4.8 per cent. Councillors Jim Child and Andy Witlox both praised the draft documents at the council meeting, and emphasised the importance of the community providing feedback on the documents before they are officially adopted. While he said the rate rises in the coming year were relatively low, Cr Witlox said more could be done to reduce pressure on rates, such as continuing to look at reducing costs in council. “I think this council is actively looking at our budget and trying to keep down rates,” he said. “I think 4.8 per cent is bet-

ter than most councils, but I still think we can do better.” “I think we’ll keep going with our process to keep down pressures on rates and looking at efficiencies in the organisation - my goal would be 3.8 per cent as a rating strategy. In 2014-2015, around $120,416,000 will be raised from rates alone - up from $114,296,000 in the 2013-2014 year. According to the draft budget, 2.3 per cent of the rate increase will go towards maintaining services and meeting costs from external influences including reduction in Victorian Grants Commission allocations. The other 2.5 per cent will go towards the council’s $33.3 million Capital Works program, which will see a number of large-scale projects take place in the municipality. Sporting groups will benefit from the Capital Works program, with a $1 million development to Monbulk’s Regional Soccer Centre listed on the budget - subject to funding from State and Federal Governments. A $125,000 sports field lighting upgrade for Upwey is also listed, along with a $250,000 improvement to Belgrave South Recreation Reserve’s oval and a $125,000 lighting upgrade for Silvan Oval - all of these include $25,000 in sporting club contributions. Other upgrades include $104,000 for improvements to the Tecoma township area and $56,000 for implementation of the Birdsland Reserve Management Plan and park improvements. A number of other projects

are included in the program, including extensive footpath and road works around the Dandenong Ranges. Yarra Ranges mayor Fiona McAllister said a number of cost savings were recorded in this year’s budget, due to a $650,000 reduction in salaries and wages, reductions in general expenditure to the tune of $1.7 million and re-tendering the waste contract, saving $1.5 million. However, a council spokesperson confirmed that re-tendering the waste contract was not regarding the proposed closure of Healesville’s Waste Transfer Station and a reduction of hours at Wesburn’s facility, but was in regards to kerbside collection. Cr McAllister said all of the documents released in last week’s meeting were significant for the running of council, and urged residents and community groups to read them and provide feedback. Public submissions on the draft documents are due by 5pm on 5 June, and the council will consider all submissions at a Committee Meeting on 10 June. Residents may be able to speak on their submission at the meeting, but will need to specify this in their submission. The draft 2014-2015 Budget, proposed Council Plan and Long-Term Financial Plan can be viewed at www.yarraranges. or at the council’s Community Link buildings. To make a submission, follow the prompts on the council’s website or write to PO Box 105, Lilydale, 3140.


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“The town will now make an effort to clean up again.” Sgt Knight said he was pleased to be able to charge a Warburton teen over the graffiti at the RSL and telephone exchange - a bone of contention for many people in the town. The 15-year-old Warburton boy was bailed to appear at the Ringwood Magistrates’ Court after he was charged with theft and criminal damage. Two Monbulk teens were also charged.

A 19-year-old man was charged with cultivating, use and possession of a drug of dependence as well as criminal damage in relation to graffiti in Kallista and Monbulk. A 17-year-old man was charged with criminal damage in relation to graffiti in The Patch and bus stops in Monbulk. Both men were released on summons but will face Ringwood Magistrates’ Court at a later date. - MELISSA MEEHAN

MONBULK police are investigating a burglary at Aquamatic. Three Davey pumps and another pump were stolen from the property along with cash over the weekend. Sergeant Mark Knight said each pump was worth about $500. Anyone with information is asked to call Sgt Knight on 9756 6266.

Chase ends in arrest A POLICE pursuit ended in a collision and the arrest of a 19-year-old Emerald man on Friday. Police pursued the blue Holden VL Commodore through Emerald before a collision at Pinnocks Road and Berrys Lane. Leading Senior Constable Brett Hore said the driver was wanted on a number of offences and was remanded to face court at a later date. He was charged with reckless driving risking serious injury, driving unlicensed and unregistered and a number of other traffic offences.

Scout hall hit THREE youths were sighted in the Cockatoo Skate Park area on Saturday night after the third graffiti attack on the Scout hall in as many weeks. Leading Senior Constable Brett Hore said police were hoping members of the public would come forward with information.

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Pharmacy raid BELGRAVE Pharmacy was broken into on Wednesday night. Police are investigating the break-in and say that the offenders entered the building by forcing the rear window and cutting the bars. Nothing was stolen. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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“The opportunity is there for someone who is enterprising, has the money and has the desire to see a place like this come back to life. “It’s a very busy road and a huge catchment area - this area is a very highly prized tourist precinct and can draw people from regional towns 20 to 30 kilometres away.” Yet when it came time for potential bidders to raise their hands - nothing. It was a body blow for a town desperate to see its pub to land in the right hands. However Mr Conway remains optimistic that there will be a sale in the next couple of weeks, with interested parties keeping a close eye on the property since the auction.

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GEMBROOK locals just want their pub back. There’s one hell of a hitch standing in the way of that happening though - a potential $1.5 million price tag. Dozens of keen onlookers converged on the Ranges Hotel in Main Street last Wednesday afternoon for an auction that had the potential to spring the pub back to life. But potential bidders were scared away by a $1 million asking price, which didn’t include another estimated $500,000 to get the pub up to scratch. Auctioneer John Conway - the managing director of licensed estate agent, hotel-

motel specialists and liquor industry consultants Conway Commercial - pulled no punches in outlining the cash injection that the pub would need “for a real Rolls Royce finish”. “What needs to be spent on it - in our view from our 40 years in this business - to bring this to the standard it should be at, and that is a fourstar standard of bar and food service... you’re looking at $450-500,000,” Mr Conway said in front of a packed function room at the pub, just prior to the start of the auction. “There’s a big market for this hotel,” he said. “The name of the game here is food and beverage, and catering functions.

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IN FORTY FIVE years living near a busy roundabout - they’ve had two cars land in their front yard within three months of each other. Peter Raaymakers and his wife Trudy were again surprised on Friday morning when they noticed a deep red BMW in their front yard. “I didn’t notice anything until I woke up this morning,” Mr Raaymakers said. “I happened to look outside while making breakfast and I thought what is that doing there. “The funny thing is that the same thing happened a couple of months ago - I thought it couldn’t happen again.” He called triple-zero and police arrived shortly after. Sergeant Craig West said that police were called to the BelgraveHallam Road address not long after 9am and found an abandoned car crashed into the front yard. Owner of the property Mr Raaymakers said it was the second time in three months that a car had driven through his front fence. “Last time the girl lost control on the corner, but this time I looked through the window and thought, well, that’s a nice car,” he said. “We didn’t hear it crash, but that’s probably because it is a busy road - but the guy, he locked the car and left it here. “We’re lucky we have the brick fence here, otherwise who knows what could have happened,” Mr Raaymakers said. Sgt West said that police were

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Pat on back for foster mums MOTHER’S Day fell on 11 May, and with the role of mothers being celebrated around the country, Animal Aid would like to give our warmest wishes to all of our foster mums and families. Our foster families do such a fabulous job caring for and raising hundreds of kittens and puppies as well as helping special cases that have behavioural issues or are recovering from surgery, or an emotional trauma they have been through. This labour of love can be a very emotional and labour-intensive experience, but we are so often told of the




Debra Boland rewards that our foster carers reap. Seeing their temporary charges claim the ultimate prize of finding happiness in a loving home is all they need to spur them on to do the next litter or individual case.

The length of their fostering role can be as little as a few days to a few months depending on the individual circumstance. As you can imagine, sometimes very strong attachments can form and you can see that returning them can be a bit tough, but if you can keep your eye on the ultimate goal, then it is absolutely worth a little heartache for such a great win for the particular cat or dog or rabbit or guinea pig. More often than you would like to believe, we need to source foster care for a very special group of pets, those belonging

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Ukulele classes LEARN to play the ukulele from 6.30pm to 8pm on every alternative Wednesday commencing from 14 May at Emerald Community House Hall. Facilitated by John King, BYO ukulele, cost $3.

Beginner’s beekeeping MONTROSE Gardeners presents ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’ on Thursday 15 May from 1pm at Japara Neighbourhood House - 13 Leith Road, Montrose. Cost $5, bookings are essential. Call 9728 3587 (Japara).

Craft market MONTROSE Community Craft Market is on Saturday 17 May from 9am to 1.30pm at the Montrose Town Centre, Mount Dandenong Tourist Road.

Art exhibition THE Streeton Roberts McCubbin Awards Exhibition opens on Saturday 17 May from 3pm. Running through to 8 June at Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave. Free entry. For more information, call 9754 4264.

Lantern making COCKATOO Neighbourhood House is running a Lantern making workshop facilitated by lantern artist Glen Scolyer on Saturday 17 May. For more information, call Cockatoo Neighbourhood House on 5968 9031 or email cnhouse@iinet.

Health touch TOUCH4HEALTH with Mavis Hicks workshop will teach the art of muscle testing to

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Sherbrooke Lyrebirds ALEX Maisey presents ‘Lyrebirds of Sherbrooke Forest’ from 2pm on Sunday 25 May at Sherbrooke Gallery, 62 Monbulk Road, Belgrave. $10. Book early for 1/2 Price ticket. For more information, call 9754 4264.

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THE ‘Pen and Paint’ art exhibition at the Hut Gallery is running until 18 May. Located at 157 Underwood Road, Ferntree Gully, the gallery is open Sundays from 11am to 4pm. Free admission, for more information call 9758 8955 or visit

DANDENONG Ranges Renewable Energy Association is hosting a presentation on the plan to make Australia’s buildings truly sustainable and energy efficient. Running on Monday 2 June from 7.30pm at Emerald Library, gold coin donation. For more information, call 5968 2824.

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Cancer fund-raiser MONBULK Senior Citizens is holding a ‘biggest cup of tea’ fund-raiser for Cancer on 20 May at 10.30pm to 1pm in their rooms at the lower level of the Hub - Moores Road, Monbulk. All money raised goes to the Cancer Foundation.

Open Day SELBY pre-school Open Day is on 24 May from 10am to noon. The pre-school is located at 15 Lyons Drive, Selby. For more information, call 9754 2744.

Quilt exhibition WARRATINA Lavender Farm is hosting a patchwork quilt exhibition from 10 to 25 May from 10am to 4pm located on Quayle Road, Wandin Yallock. Entry is $5 for adults and $4 concession, children free - all proceeds to Wandin CFA. For more information, call 5964 4650.

SELBY Community House is offering CPR and level two first aid course on Tuesday 20 May from 6pm to 9.30pm or Friday 6 June from 10am to 1.30pm. $60 for CPR course or $120 from CPR and level two course. Bookings are essential, call 9754 2039 or email au.

Archive talk LEARN the contents and how to access and search the ever increasing British Newspaper Archive from a talk by Gail White at Belgrave Library on Thursday 22 May at 2pm. Free event, to book call 9754 7266 or visit

Open day SASSAFRASS Pre-School is hosting an open day on Thursday 22 May between 10am and 11.30am. For more information, call 9755 1119 or visit www.sassafraspreschool.

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to families experiencing domestic violence. These cases need refuge while their family re-establishes themselves in safe and stable new environment. Finally, we also have permanent foster families as well for our small livestock and have placed many sheep, goats and pigs with wonderful families. Fostering plays such a significant role in why our rehoming rates are so high, particularly for cats. So many of our foster cases would

simply be beyond our means, in terms of available resources, let alone adequate space. So from everyone at Animal Aid, especially the animals, a great big hug of gratitude, a metaphoric bunch of flowers and box of chocolates for the wonderful job you do. From 12 to 18 May 2014 is National Volunteer Week and we celebrate the role of all of our volunteers for helping Animal Aid to be the wonderful organisation that it is. We couldn’t do it without you.

Classes immersed in nature’s beauty By REBECCA BILLS GRADE 5 and 6 students from Upper Ferntree Gully Primary School are spending a week each studying in a special Forest Classroom. Located at the base of the 1000 steps in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the Forest Classroom is a purpose designed learning space with an immersive learning program providing students the opportunity to leave the classroom and explore the native surrounds. Upper Ferntree Gully Grade 5 and 6 teacher Clare Johnson said the teachings at the classroom focused on geography and researching the local environment. “We’ve been looking at park management, the park itself, what are the attractions here and who are the people using the park,” she said. “We are also looking at fire management as the kids talk about this at school and have concerns about it, so one of the portfolio tasks is fire prevention. “The children love being outside learning about these things as they are all very keen on the environment - it’s just brilliant.” Park’s Victoria Education officer Michelle Doherty said the classroom was free of charge for week-long visit with just a small cleaning fee billed to the school. “This offer is limited to 30 local schools surrounding the national park,” she said. “The program allows the teacher to immerse the class for an in-depth experience and al-

Zac, Mackinley, Cassidy and Jenna (Grade 5 students) all enjoying their time at the Forest Classroom. 120156 Picture: REBECCA BILLS lows for continuity of learning as you don’t have the inconvenience of bells, timetables and other interruptions. “Each student is provided also with an iPad loaded with activities and resources to enable them to explore the park and carry out their own investigations.” Ms Doherty said the pro-

gram had a strong literacy, numeracy, science and ICT focus and encouraged both independent and group learning opportunities. Year 5 students Mackinley and Cassidy said they had loved being able to explore the 1000 steps and learning about the Anzacs at the memorial located in the park as well as researching on their iPads.




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Hills’ new trade gem By MELISSA MEEHAN IT’S the hidden gem of the hills according to federal MP Jason Wood - and he could be right. Belgrave Heights Christian School opened their trade training centre last week with much fanfare and tasty treats. Guests were treated to a two-course lunch prepared by students at the centre. Principal Andy Callow welcomed guests, beaming with pride at the new building. “Here in the Dandenongs we have the highest percentage of tradies and hospitality workers so we thought it was important to have something available for the students in the area,” he said. “This is the first trade training centre for the Dandenongs, before this the closest was Box Hill.” Mr Callow said that the project really came together because schools in the area were supportive of it. Business manager of BHCS, Glenn Campbell said the trade training centre was a huge challenge, but was pleased with the outcome. “There is $230,000 worth of equipment alone,” he said, “It’s been a great outcome for us as a school, and the region as a whole.” Mr Wood celebrated the opening, and made sure he acknowledged former MP Laura Smyth and her efforts to secure funding in the past. “I was very negative of the BER but what it’s provided to Belgrave Heights Christian School, it’s the best news to me,” he said. “It’s so wonderful to see that local kids can gain qualifications in the hospitality industry without travelling out of the area.”

Flynn serves canapes before the opening.

Michelle Perera can usually be found working on community projects in Emerald. 116691 Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Michelle is helping out By CASEY NEILL

New-look classifieds The Mail classifieds section has a new name, Network Classifieds, to complement its fresh new look. New sections have also been added, meaning no matter what you are looking for, you’re sure to find it in Network Classifieds. The change means the informationpacked section is now even easier to navigate, whether you’re buying a car, looking for a job or need your roof fixed.


MP Jason Wood unveils the plaque at the new trade centre.

Scan quickly for survival chance By ANEEKA SIMONIS

George Harmon, left, and Bernie Feely from the Rotary Club of Belgrave are onboard for the Bowelscan program running over May. 119921 Picture: ROB CAREW

THE Rotary Club of Belgrave is tackling cancer head on this May with the Bowelscan program. The early screening test, which is available at the club and pharmacies across Belgrave and Upwey, could help save a life. More than 11,000 new cases of bowel cancer are detected in Australia each year. Colorectal cancer is the most common internal cancer affecting Australians. With no obvious early symptoms of the disease, most people do not know they have bowel cancer until it is in its advanced stages. Bowel cancer is one of the most curable cancers, with a 90

per cent survival rate for victims when the disease is detected in its early stages. However once these symptoms have developed, the chance of long term survival is roughly halved. Rotary clubs and pharmacies in Monbulk and Emerald are also promoting the program by providing the testing kits for just $10 over May. The risk of developing bowel cancer sharply rises over the age of 50, with one in 24 people at risk of developing the disease over their lifetime. The Bowelscan program recommends that people over the age of 40 get annual screenings to help mitigate the chance of developing the curable disease.

SUPPORTING her community and her family are one and the same for Emerald’s Michelle Perera. “If you make your community stronger, that means my children are going to have better experiences,” she said. Her children Gene Jack, 7, and Ayla, 9, regularly volunteer at community events. “That’s a really big thing for me, to teach them a sense of social responsibility,” she said. “I’ll say to them ‘we help out here because we hope that if we need help someone will help us out’.” The 33-year-old recently moved to Cockatoo, but it’s rare you’ll find her there. She spends most of her time in former home town Emerald, where she’s a driving force at Emerald Community House (ECH), Emerald Market, the Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald (PAVE) Festival, Emerald Funfest and more. “It’s a very important event to knit the community together and for them to feel a sense of ownership and be proud of their town and what it can offer,” Michelle said. “It’s a great way for businesses to showcase what they offer as well. “By strengthening businesses in the community it makes the community stronger they can employ people.” Michelle’s recent relocation from Emerald to Cockatoo showed her a different side to living in the hills, even though she’s called the Dandenong Ranges home for 10 years. She saw isolation, a lack of housing and services and a desperate need for food. “I found it quite shocking that people don’t have food,” she said. “You think we’re such a small community that these people would be brought into the fold. “But I found that there’s a high level of privacy issues around it.” She became passionate about emergency food relief and developed a resource sheet with agencies in the region. “Just to consolidate all those different details and try to get these people talking to each other,” she said. Michelle was also instrumental in introducing the Dig In Café at Emerald Community House, held each month. “It’s not just about emergency food relief. It’s also about practicing feeding the community if we ever had any sort of hazard or disaster,” she said. It’s also about social inclusion. “We find people from the whole hills corridor are actually attending. They’re not just from Emerald,” she said. “You see people bit by bit getting more involved in the community, feeling more social responsibility, and then feeling like they’re a part of something bigger. “It changes their frown to a smile, so that’s a pretty nice thing.”


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Girls travel to China By REBECCA BILLS EIGHT Year 9 Mater Christi students have returned from a trip of a lifetime. The girls were part of a six-week immersion experience in China as part of the Victorian Young Leaders to China Program, spending time at the Beijing School and Shanghai School. Mater Christi was chosen as one of eight schools to participate in the inaugural trip which will provide the opportunity for 1500 Victorian Year 9 students to travel to China over the next five years. The students took part in a oneweek intensive Chinese language program, a one-week culture program, and four weeks in-school experience where students participated in a structured curriculum program. Principal Mary Fitz-Gerald said the trip was an extraordinary experience for the girls. “We actively seek and support practical experiences in all our programs to build real world understanding and skill,” she said. “These are terrific learning opportunities for the girls and the immersion experience was an opportunity for the girls not only to appreciate Chinese culture but to better their language skills and to grow as individuals. “Given that we are in an age where there is a lot of social media, the communication can continue

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Principal Mary Fitz-Gerald and Deputy Principal Julie Feeney with students Ciara Flanagan, Gemma Sammut, Eleanor Patten, Brianna Pettenuzzo, Rebecca Langford, Jocelyn Bennett, Tian Gibson and Picture: REBECCA BILLS Simone McPeake recently home from their trip to China. 120157 with their new Chinese friends.” The Victorian Young Leaders to China Program aims to develop capabilities for modern ways of living, thinking and working and includes global knowledge, intercultural understanding as well as developing thinking and relationship skills for engaging in a global context. Zara Dennis was the teacher who

accompanied the girls on the trip and said it was a fantastic opportunity to be the pioneers of the program. “One of the most fantastic parts of the trip was watching the eight girls grow as young ladies,” she said. Student Jocelyn Bennett said learning Mandarin from Year 7 helped all the girls’ confidence going into the trip, adding many of

them wished to return in the next few years to visit their new Chinese friends. “Some parts were hard but we all had a great time and learnt so much,” she said. “From the trip our language skills have improved heaps and it was wonderful to experience learning in China.”

Students moved to tears By REBECCA BILLS SOME 500 Year 9 students from across the hills and Yarra Valley came together to celebrate what it means to be a young person in Australia. With the theme, “Our Voice, Our Impact,”students gathered at Discovery Church in Mount Evelyn to listen to speaker and Paralympic Games gold medallist Kurt Fearnley, who related his story of commitment to his dreams. Youth and Community Engagement co-ordinator Loren Hedger said Mr Fearnley’s story did not leave a dry eye in the house. “It was amazing even for me as an adult to have the opportunity to hear from someone like him,” she said. “He spoke about his gold medals and how he crawled the Kokoda Track as well as racing and being a part of the winning team in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. “He really inspired the students

to stay committed and motivated to achieving their goals.” Ms Hedger said despite National Youth Week being in April, the Youth Services 2014 Youth Summit was still part of the celebration. “It’s been put on to celebrate young people, celebrate leadership, and inspire young people locally,” she said. “We had a mix of presenters including a local young person showing that you don’t have to be famous to be a leader. “Young people are the leaders now and in the future.” Other speakers at the event included mayor Fiona McAllister as well as performances from an Indigenous hip-hop crew with themes of the day being cyber safety and self-esteem. Students flocked to social media outlet Instagram to post photos of the event with comments such as “the day taught me heaps” and “it really helped me”- just a few of the positive feedback messages from the day. Mater Christi College principal

Students from Upper Yarra Secondary College and Healesville High School enjoying time together at the Youth Summit. 120160 Picture: REBECCA BILLS Mary Fitz-Gerald said the staff of Yarra Ranges Youth Services was very tuned into the language and ideas of students.

“Their work with our leaders had been an important part of the leadership formation of our girls,” she said.

Opinion Mums eating mums IS IT not ironic that on Mother’s Day most mothers taken out to lunch by their children would have eaten the children of other mothers? Just as a mother’s love is not limited by race, neither is it limited by species. Pig, cow and chicken mothers love their children every bit as much as we love ours and will do all in their power to protect them from harm - even if it means losing their own lives. Isn’t it time we opened our eyes to the cruelty being inflicted on so many of our “sisters” for nothing but profit? And isn’t it time we took a stand against this cruel exploitation of motherhood by refusing to support these ruthless industries with our consumer dollars? Jenny Moxham, Monbulk.

Give me a sign! BACK in July 2010, the Mail kindly printed my letter beginning: “When tourists get off Puffing Billy at Emerald station ... wondering where to go. At present, there is no sign directing them to the walking track alongside the line and Pepi’s Paddock, leading down the hill to the Heritage Park.”

LABOR has pledged it will remove a level crossing on the Maroondah Highway in Lilydale if it wins the State Election. Visiting Lilydale station, Shadow Minister for Public Transport Jill Hennessy and Labor Candidate for Evelyn Peter Harris said removing the crossing would create faster, safer roads. “The first step to fixing roads and public transport in Lilydale is to remove this level crossing,” Ms Hennessy said. “Level crossings cause chaos on the roads, slow down trains and put lives in danger.” Mr Harris said the crossing was a big issue for locals who often got caught in traffic congestion during peak hour. “And when a train comes through, it makes it really unsafe. People try to dash around the side roads to try and beat the train and beat the boomgate, that makes it a major safety issue,” he said. The crossing is listed as one of the state’s worst in Project 10,000, a Victorian Labor transport report. Ms Hennessy said Labor would consult engineers, the Yarra Ranges Council and the local community before deciding whether to build an overpass or an underground crossing. In addition to the Maroondah Highway crossing, Labor plans to re-open another at the far end of Lilydale station which was closed due to safety reasons. Mr Harris said instead of installing boomgates to improve the crossing, the government closed it down, creating new dangers for morning commuters who had to walk in the dark through a long car park to get to the station entrance. The Opposition has also vowed to deliver 24-hour trains on weekends along the Lilydale line. Apart of the party’s Homesafe plan, the all-night public transport system will make getting home safer, cheaper and easier for people across Victoria. The Labor initiative rivals the Napthine Government’s recent move to increase taxi fares by up to 30 per cent from this month. By New Year’s Eve 2015, the 24-hour transport scheme will have undergone a $50 million trial over 12 months on Fridays and Saturdays.

Send your letters to: In May, 2014, despite many hours of planning and designing undertaken by members of the Management Committee of Emerald Museum and talking with councillors we still have no signs, to the bewilderment of visitors. It has been said that the museum is the shire’s greatest asset but for some strange reason, not publicised. The big map in the Lake Park does not show the walking track nor the opening hours of the museum. Traders wanting to attract more visitors to the town could recommend signage, or contribute to it for everyone’s benefit. Beryl Bartacek, Emerald.

In Denis we trust THE Napthine Government’s 2014-’15 State Budget is great news for Victoria and for Monbulk. For families and businesses in the Yarra Ranges, there are a number of measures to strengthen our local community including $7.8 million to complete the missing link in the Carrum-Warburton Bike Trail between Bayswater North and Mount Evelyn, $2.2 million to upgrade facilities at Pembroke Primary School and $1 million a year for weed management on public

land in peri-urban areas. The Coalition has also announced that from 1 January 2015, locals can travel in Zone 1 and 2 for the price of a Zone 1 fare, saving daily commuters into the city around $1200 a year. By rebuilding Victoria’s finances and keeping the economy strong, Premier Denis Napthine has been able to put a record $27 billion into key infrastructure projects across the state. Victorians cannot afford more Labor cost blow-outs like the desalination plant and myki, nor can Daniel Andrews’ cosy relationship with unions be trusted. Only Premier Denis Napthine and the LiberalNationals Government can be trusted to deliver these projects on time and on budget. Mark Verschuur, Liberal Party Candidate for Monbulk.

It’s time, Jason JASON Wood has worked hard for the local environment, getting funding for weed eradication and support for some of the area’s Landcare groups. We hope he can now step up and help defend our precious World Heritage areas. This is needed because the Abbott Government wants to remove 74,000 hectares of re-

cently protected forests from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. These forests in the Styx and Upper Florentine Valleys are magnificent. Anyone who saw them would agree they should be protected and not be turned into sawlogs or woodchips. My hope is that Jason and his fellow backbenchers will tell the Prime Minister and Environment Minister Greg Hunt to drop this senseless plan. Peter Cook, Clematis.

Rough ride I WROTE some time ago about the way the Napthine Government has fixed our roads with ’Rough Surface’ signs. I had thought that this was just a local phenomena but, having just returned from Lakes Entrance I have found that it appears to be state-wide. The state of our major roads is really suffering from a gross lack of maintenance. It is all very well to promise major projects such as the very dubious East-West tunnel, but how about looking after the roads we already have? I guess there is no corporate profit to be had from that. Geoff Champion, Mount Dandenong.



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Music students from Monbulk have been selected for the Regional Concert to be held at Hamer Hall on May 21st 2014

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Jenny’s Shoppe has it all JENNY’S Shoppe in Monbulk reopened its doors almost one and a half years ago in the same location. The shop has been in business for 34 years in total and still caters for the mother of the bridegroom, mother of the bride and special occasions. Jenny’s Shoppe also has after five wear in one of the rooms with

the adjoining room consisting of smart day wear. This time of the year, the shop has a great range of knitwear, coats, jeans, pants and tops as well as casual and leisure wear in sizes ranging from 8-26. Customers are coming from near

and far to score themselves the perfect wardrobe for this season. The staff are lovely friendly local ladies and as women are passionate about clothes and who are very happy to cater for your needs doing their best to ‘dress to impress’ you. Jenny’s Shoppe Monbulk is located at 2/37 Main Street, Monbulk,

directly opposite the police station with ample parking in the Safeway car park next door. The shop is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm and Saturday from 9am to 3pm. For more information, call 9756 6102.


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Giving mums a splash LAST Friday, Monbulk Aquatic Centre celebrated with the Monbulk Mums for Mother’s Day. In an extra special morning tea held after the group fitness classes, members and guests were treated to a delicious spread of sweets, tea and coffee. Centre manager Aylie Spence

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PRESENTATION, PRIVACY AND VIEWS THIS stunning home has that warm welcome feel from the moment visitors enter. It is perfectly presented and offers a relaxed lifestyle with spectacular surrounding gardens for the new owners to to be able to sit back on the large decking area and admire the view. It boasts an open plan family room and separate lounge area, large modern country-

style kitchen, good sized bathroom and free standing claw foot bath. There are polished floorboards throughout, gas ducted heating, three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes plus a separate office/studio/bungalow outside. Among the beautiful landscaped gardens there is also plenty of parking, a double garage, a peaceful covered back deck,


fenced yard and plenty of lawn areas for the furry friends with privacy away from neighbours. All this is located with easy access to Emerald or Monbulk. This is a much loved home and is ready for the new owners to begin their new lifestyle.




Emerald 12 Stewart Road Price: $465,000 plus Inspect: By appointment Contact: Jazmyn Wray, 0400 979 758 BARRY PLANT, EMERALD, 5968 4522


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Offers Considered Over $300,000


Offers Considered Over $660,000


Whether you are buying your first home or your first investment property, you will want to inspect this extremely neat 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom home. Positioned on a usable Âź acre a short walk to the Primary School, public transport & the Cockatoo shopping precinct, features include a tiled entry, dado wall paneling, a contemporary colour scheme, built in robes to all bedrooms, separate dining space and a good sized comfortable lounge. Also offering loads of storage in the kitchen, lovely modern bathroom, mains gas heating, 2 split system cooling units and a paved outdoor entertaining area, this home really is a little beauty!

You are sure to be impressed by this extensive property on just over 3 acres walking distance to Cockatoo & just a few minutes from Emerald. The home features 3 spacious BDRs with BIRs, a 2nd living area with a split system & a huge, open plan kitchen, dining, living area with feature OFP & direct access to the equally large undercover deck. The well-appointed kitchen offers gas cooking, a D/W, Ceaser Stone bench tops & plenty of space throughout & overlooks the spacious dining area. Inside there is also a study, a powder room, big laundry & the home has mains GDH. Outside there is a gorgeous salt water, solar heated in ground swimming pool with a large cabana & an outdoor kitchen. The property also features arguably one of the largest sheds on the mountain being 17m wide x 26m long x 6m high with concrete floor, 3 phase power, phone, a toilet & contemporary office/accommodation on the mezzanine level. This property really has something for everyone - call to arrange a private inspection today!

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 11.30am - 12.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

Contact Aaron Day on 0407 365 994 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)






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Situated on over half an acre this spacious Storybook home features 5 BDRs, (2 with ensuites), 2 living areas, a large deck with heated spa, a double lock up garage, sealed drive, a massive studio with concrete floor & power, a double carport, a further 6 car garage/workshop & established lawns & gardens, all fully fenced. The home is abounds with character featuring high ceilings, the warmth of timber, French doors opening onto wide verandahs, & the huge family lounge room has a wood heater & a split system, whilst the home has mains GDH. The well-appointed timber kitchen has a walk in pantry & overlooks the rear yard & also downstairs there is a generous BDR with WIR & ensuite, as well as internal access to the garage. Upstairs is the parent´s retreat with a huge WIR & ensuite as well as a 2nd living area, 3 BDRs with BIRs & a family bathroom. Outside the huge studio with permit is ideal for the home based business & there is plenty of shedding & car accom, alternatively entertain on the deck whilst the family relax in the spa & the kids play in the yard. This home has it all for the larger family!

This property not only features an elegant 3 bedroom family home with numerous living areas but includes an in ground swimming pool & spa, 13 useable acres, a dam, 3 well fenced paddocks, a machinery shed, a wood shed, 2 double carports, a circular drive & stables, making it ideal for the hobby farmer or horse enthusiast. Perfectly located close to the primary school, the Macclesfield Pony Club & local riding trails the homes oozes charm & features 3 bedrooms with built in robes, a large family bathroom, a second bathroom which opens onto the pool & spa area & 3 living areas including a glass atrium where you can enjoy the day with friends whilst watching the kids play in the pool & your horses frolic in the paddocks. To keep you comfortable the home has a toasty wood heater & gas heating & the well-appointed kitchen is light filled & adjoins the family meals area. Even on a cloudy day this home is filled with natural light & there is a further, large, enclosed outdoor entertaining area off the formal lounge. The extensive infrastructure outside makes this property ideal for a myriad of uses & inspection is essential if you are seeking a character home in the heart of horse country!

Contact Tyson Bluhm on 0437 843 820 or 5968 6222 Inspection 12.30pm-1.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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This meticulously maintained & recently renovated 4 bedroom family home will catch your eye right from the start with its beautiful, established gardens & street appeal. The home features 3 bedrooms, the Master with a walk in robe & ensuite, as well as a study or 4th bedroom. Flowing over 2 split levels there is the convenience of mains gas ducted heating, a convenient split system for the warmer days & a toasty wood heater for the family to gather around. The attractive, well-appointed kitchen has plenty of cupboard & bench space, a dishwasher & gas cooktop & overlooks the spacious family dining area. The formal lounge opens onto the undercover front verandah ideal for entertaining, with elevated outlook over the landscaped gardens & there is also a second living area inside to add to the comforts. Outside on the quarter acre block there is a second driveway, spacious shed with power, a mesh enclosed veggie patch, a 1000 lt water tank & a paved entertaining area where you can relax with a cuppa & enjoy your domain. Inspection is sure to impress!

25 Useable Acres, including 3 Dams + a peaceful Fern Gully & approx 4 acres of natural bush abundant with wildlife 55m x 22m Shed with 7 Office Spaces & concrete floor + 17m x 7.5m Machinery Shed Fully serviced with mains water connected to all shedding & stables, mains gas available & 3 phone lines connected 5 Fully Enclosed Stables + 18 Under Roof Stables Under an Hour to the CBD Ready to Build the Dream (STCA)!

4 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 1 CAR LANDSIZE - 1/4 acre

Contact Grant Day on 0417 565 745 or Bethany Day 0438 844 968 Inspection 1.30pm-2.00pm Saturday (Photo ID Required)

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$820,000 plus


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A prime location is only the start of the outstanding features of this architecturally inspired home... Views that stretch as far as the eye can see create a backdrop to this home and add something very special and unique. A spacious loft master bedroom plus parents retreat (home office) overlooks the first floor living space and contains a full ensuite and oversized dressing room . Dual open plan living zones are highlighted timber floors and allow for both formal & informal gatherings. The main family area extends from the high quality kitchen & over looks not only the rear yard but the magnificent views that Ridge Road is so famous for. Outside, the sealed, circular driveway leads to both a dble remote entry garage under roofline of the main home & also a large fully fitted out barn with work shop and studio . The complete package when it comes to Hills living...

The split level foorplan of this home has been designed with 4 bedrooms (or 3 plus study), 2 modern bathrooms and dual living zones that create loads of room for all the family. The relaxed meals is surrounded by the generous sized kitchen that comes complete with excellent storage making this whole space a warm and inviting place to sit and enjoy meals with friends and family. GDH and 2 split systems allow for instant temperature control while large windows let the natural sunlight filter through each room. Outside, an oversized single carport with plenty of storage options is perfect to keep your car out of the weather while a circular driveway with more parking spaces will suit anyone who needs room for their 4 wheeled toys. A near flat, fully fenced rear yard contains a paved undercover BBQ area and lush lawn complete the home.

3 BED 3 BATH 3 W.C. 1 STUDY 3 CAR LANDSIZE - 2078zqm

Contact Glenn Chandler on 0418 410 689 or 9754 6888 Inspection Saturday 1:30pm-2:00pm (Photo ID required )

4 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 1 CAR LANDSIZE - 1134sqm

Contact Sharyn Chandler on 0439 882 442 or 97546888 Inspection Saturday 11:30am-12:00pm (photo ID required)


$580,000 Plus


$650,000 Plus

In The Heart Of The Village

10 Acre Patch of Perfection PLUS Permits to Build your Dream Home

Walk to Sassafras Primary school and all that this iconic village has to offer in less than 2 minutes. You can also work from home and earn $50k plus from a long standing embroidery business that´s all set up and ready to go (with a bit of marketing you could easily double the turnover). Training by the current owners is also available if required. This solid brick freshly painted family home has a family friendly floor plan with open plan kitchen/ family room area plus formal lounge and dining rooms. Both living zones enjoy the benefit of crackling log fires with an open fire in the lounge & slow combustion wood fire in the family room, there is also gas ducted heating, 4 robed bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a double garage and double carport. A stunning established garden surrounds the home allowing plenty of scope to those who enjoy pottering and growing their own vegies, plus a myriad of both native and exotic species can be allowed to grow naturally or trimmed into a manicured formal garden. Don´t miss this opportunity to enjoy this extremely private, lifestyle setting on offer.

Taking in uninterrupted valley views, and sitting on approximately 10 acres of cleared, usable land, this property will give you the opportunity to secure your dream lifestyle. This breathtaking vacant land has views across The Patch valley, and is fenced on three sides. With plans and permits in place for an amazing, north facing stately Rammed Earth or brick home with 5 bedrooms, huge kitchen with butler´s pantry, flexible living zones and double garage, your dream lifestyle awaits! Home floor plan flexible STCA. Already in place is a large 4 car garage with concrete floor, power and toilet, and a small bungalow - perfect to be onsite whilst building your dream home Along with its sought after address the property come complete with dual access, water tanks, and services ready to connect to including underground power, water and gas.

4 BED 2 BATH 2 W.C. 4 CAR LANDSIZE - 3348sqm

Contact Ryan Bell 0417 052 297 or Trevor Bell on 0418 333 580 or 9751 2375 Inspection By Private Appointment

LANDSIZE - 9.72 Acres

Contact Jo Hirst on 0427 494 831 or 9751 2375

9751 2375

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GEMBROOK 80 The Avenue Total Perfection On 7.5 Acres

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EMERALD 26 Deery Road ‘CARINYA’ – Renovated Home On 6.5 Acres (Approx) FOR SALE

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EMERALD 1/321 Main Road 5968 4522


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PRICE GUIDE : $695,000 Plus Buyers INSPECT By appointment Mick Dolphin 0429 684 522

KALLISTA 37-39 Ocean View Crescent East


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SEEKING COMMUNITY COMMENT ON COUNCIL PLAN AND BUDGET AND THE LONG-TERM FINANCIAL PLAN At a Special Council Meeting on Tuesday 6 May 2014, Yarra Ranges Council endorsed the Proposed Council Plan 2013-2017 (2014 update), the Proposed Budget 2014-15 and the Long-term Financial Plan 2014-15 to 2023-24 for public comment. We welcome your views on these important documents that outline the key projects Council will complete over the coming year and how these will be funded. From Thursday 8 May these documents will be available at Council’s Offices and website for community comment. We welcome your feedback by 5pm on Thursday 5 June 2014. Submissions can be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, PO Box 105, Lilydale, 3140 or to Submissions will be considered at a Special Committee Meeting of Council on 10 June 2014. Anyone wishing to speak at this meeting must advise Council as part of their written submission. Enquiries: Troy Edwards, Acting Director Corporate Services at or (03) 9294 6114.


Notice is hereby given that the Cardinia Shire Council proposes to make a new Meeting Procedure Local Law to replace the current Meeting Procedure Local Law that ceases to operate in August this year. The purposes and general purport of the Local Law are to: ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ special and advisory committees of the Council; ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Deputy Mayor; and ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ Section 5(3)(c) of the Local Government Act 1989. Copies of the proposed Local Law can be obtained from the Cardinia Shire Council Offices, Henty Way Pakenham or by contacting Customer Service on 1300 787 624. The documents also appear on Council’s website at Any person affected by the proposed local law may make a written submission in accordance with the provisions of Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989. Submissions should be lodged within 28 days of the publication of this notice and should be forwarded to PO Box 7, Pakenham 3810. Persons making a submission should state whether they wish to be heard in support of their submission. Any person ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ heard will be given the opportunity to address a meeting of the Council or Committee appointed for the purpose and will be advised of the time and place for that meeting.

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CARDINIA SHIRE COUNCIL (“Council”) gives notice under clause 3 of Schedule 10 and Section 189 of the Local Government Act 1989 (Act) of a proposal to discontinue the road abutting 18 Margaret Road Avonsleigh (identified as lot 1 & 2 in the plan below) and sell the land, as shown cross hatched on the plan below (Road). Also sell the land abutting the discontinued Road, previously known as a reserve, shown hatched on the plan below, (Land), to the adjoining owner by private treaty. Following consideration of submissions, Council may resolve not to discontinue or sell the Road or Land or any part thereof. Any person may make a submission on the Proposal. Any person wishing to make a submission on the proposal under section 223 of the Act must do so in writing to the undersigned by 13 June 2014. All submissions will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act. Submissions should be addressed to the Chief Executive Officer and can be hand delivered to Council’s Office at Henty Way, Pakenham or posted to the following address: Mr Garry McQuillan Chief Executive Officer Cardinia Shire Council PO Box 7 PAKENHAM 3810 Any person requesting to be heard in support of his or her submission is entitled to be heard before Council (or a Committee established by Council for this purpose) or be represented by a person acting on his or her behalf, and will be notified of the time and date of the hearing. Submissions are not confidential and will be incorporated in full (including all personal information) into the agenda and minutes of the Council Meeting at which they are considered, will be available on Council’s website as part of the relevant agenda and minutes of meeting and will be made available for public inspection in accordance with all applicable statutory requirements including, without limitation, those prescribed by the Act. Garry McQuillan CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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Walkers wanted to deliver newspapers and catalogues in Mt Evelyn, Emerald, Belgrave, Upwey, Ferny Creek, Olinda. New venture so all invited to apply. Ideally suited to students, mums, pensioners or those just wanting exercise. Please leave name, address and phone number. Patanga Distributors 0409 632 143

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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.

FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS From your garden. Magnolia, Camellia, Hydrangea flowers etc. Money paid per bunch. Call 0439 323 635.


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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. RWC will be supplied. $9,800 or best offer. Enquiries: 0418 274 312. JAGUAR, 1989, XJ6 model, VGC, NVW-917. $5,300ono. 0423 607 290. 5962 5075.

MERCEDES, 260E, 1988, mech, AI inside and out reg Feb 2015, RWC, reg ETH-531, Healesville. $4,900. 0408 125 365.

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Olinda perched high WET and slippery conditions greeted all players in the Yarra Valley Mountain District ‘Community Bank’ Football Netball League. Division 1 saw Olinda Ferny Creek take back the top spot just by a percentage over Monbulk, while in Division 2 Yarra Glen are on top only by a percentage over Seville. First Division Seniors: Belgrave 14.16 (100) d Warburton Millgrove 8.6 (54) BELGRAVE got back on the winners’ list with a great second half performance to win by a comfortable 46 points. Warby was more than just competitive in the first half as they went to the main break just three points down and were right in the match. Belgrave however produced arguably their best half of footy this season booting eight goals-to-two and started to show some of the good form that they are capable of. Belgrave best players: T. McNamara (4 goals), C. Kelf, E. Clasby. Warburton Millgrove best players: B. Murphy, L. Barnard, M. Lewis (1 goal). Healesville 11.15 (81) d Mount Evelyn 11.12 (78) HEALESVILLE celebrated their second win of the year with a stirring come- from-behind, three-point victory over Mount Evelyn, which seemed to be in control of the game up to three-quarter time. Mount Evelyn did lead all day up until then, but Healesville remained in touch being just 14 points down at three- quarter time. In the last quarter, Mount Evelyn seemed to go into their shell a bit as Healesville actually peppered the goals, and booting 3.6 they realistically should have won by a couple of goals. Mount Evelyn only managed the two scoring shots for the term producing 1.1 but it was Healesville’s quarter and with that Healesville’s victory as well. Healesville best players: A. Davies (1 goal), L. Barclay (1 goal), B. Miller. Mount Evelyn best players: R. Hartfield (5 goals), C. Carmody (3 goals), C. Urquhart. Olinda Ferny Creek 15.8 (98) d Emerald 8.9 (57) Not the prettiest game of footy one could have witnessed, but a 41-point win that Olinda will hap-

Action from the Alexandra v Gembrook Cockatoo game. pily accept. Emerald has struggled to date and is winless, but they certainly put up a fight in the first half and were only 16 points down at the long break. The seond half was where the difference between class and fitness of the two sides showed out as Olinda slowly stretched the lead out and was never really threatened. Olinda Ferny Creek best players: D. Noorda, B. O’Neill (2 goals), M. Rosier (4 goals). Emerald best payers: L. McKenna, S. Wright, J. Taylor. Wandin 9.10 (64) d Monbulk 7.16 (58) BAD kicking is bad football and unfortunately for Monbulk that was their undoing. This was an extremely close game right throughout, with the margin never getting beyond two goals. Wandin was certainly more efficient and slotted important goals when needed whereas Monbulk had more chances but just couldn’t convert. At the end of the day, Monbulk will feel this is a game that they let slip but make no mistake, the better team did win the battle in the end. Wandin best players: B. Chapman, J. Bayliss (4 goals), N. Handley. Monbulk best players: T. Wragg, J. Major, D. White, C. Griffiths. Woori Yallock 8.11 (59) d

Upwey Tecoma 7.13 (55) THIS was the grand final replay and the result remained the same with a victory to Woori Yallock albeit a narrow one. Woori got out to a 14-point lead at the first change before Upwey hit back in the second, booting four goals-to-one to take a one-goal buffer into half time.The third quarter was a reverse of the second with Woori booting four goalsto-one and they went to the last break with a 16-point lead. Upwey was coming home with the scoring end in the last and they certainly had their chances to win this game, but they booted a very inaccurate 2.8 for the term while Woori’s 1.1 was enough to record them a famous victory. Woori Yallock best players: C. Smedley, B. Sneddon (2 goals), M. Bonuda. Upwey Tecoma best players: T. Heinrich, S. Brotja (1 goal), J. O’Donnell. Second Division Seniors: Alexandra 10.10 (70) d Gembrook Cockatoo 4.10 (34) BOTH these sides haven’t had a great start to the season with some very indifferent form. And this game unfortunately for Gembrook wasn’t one of their better days. The margin was just five

points at half time, with Gembrook leading but they weren’t able to score another goal for the remainder of the match. Alexandra’s second half was actually quite good as their defence stood tall and they set up scoring opportunities and converted quite well in tricky conditions. Alex booted seven second-half goals-to-nil to win by a comfortable six goals. Alexandra best players: S. Kidd, D. Toomey (1 goal), R. Comb (1 goal). Gembrook Cockatoo best players: C. Birch, R. Wilson, B. Dillon. Seville 16.14 (110) d Yea 3.8 (26) SEVILLE handed Yea a bit of a reality check as they got back to some of their better form, winning by 84 points. Seville opened the day with a five goal-to-nil quarter to set the tone and then blew the margin out to 45 points by half time to put the game pretty much beyond doubt. The second half was a battle for Yea but they did manage two majors while Seville booted seven to win big, boosting their percentage and remain undefeated. Seville best players: S. Irvine, C. Penwill, L. Casini. Yea best players: J. Garlick, M. McCulloch, S. Tull.

Monbulk juniors improve their lot Monbulk Junior Football Club Results (Round 3) Under 9: Monbulk v South Belgrave Score : (No score recorded as per league rules) Another great team effort from our youngest Monbulk footballers. The skills and team work are improving every week and there is great fun on Sunday mornings. Awards : T. McBride, T. Koelewyn, J. Hammond, A. Bohun, G. Ryan. Under 10: Monbulk v South Belgrave Score: (No score recorded as per league rules) A great team effort by the Under 10s again and they are really working well together. Awards: W. Henderson, J. Turpin, F. Russell, H. Edwards, C. Schneid, J. Farmer Under 11: Mount Evelyn 4.1 (25) d Monbulk 1.4 (10) Goals: J. Niclasen A slow half of footy cost our Under 11s against a committed Mount Evelyn side. The second half saw Monbulk outscore our opposition to no avail. Maybe the kids were exhausted from spoiling their Mum’s for Mother’s Day, which is OK. Back to training this week and working on our start and skills. Awards : J. Downey, J. Turner, A. Green, R. Horton, T. Linde Under 12: Monbulk 12.10 (82) d South Belgrave 1.0 (6) Great training during the week turned into a great performance on Sunday for the Under 12s. Many rotations and quick movement of the football ensured entertaining football. Goals: T. Fleisher (2), D. Garnett(2), D. Goldberg (2), B. Woolridge(2), J. McLachlan(1), T. Sands (1), J. Spencer (1), C. Dennison (1) Awards: W. Fahey, B. Woolridge, L. De Visser, L. Cresp, C. Separovic, O. Davidson-Tuck

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