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DEAR Prime Minister Abbott, The City of Greater Dandenong needs a helping hand. Our city is home to Victoria’s largest concentration of refugees and asylum seekers, many of whom have fled persecution and need and deserve our compassion and protection.

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Their presence has made our community a rich, multicultural tapestry but it is also putting intolerable strain on the charities, churches and generous individuals who are doing their best to meet the needs of families which are struggling to cover the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, clothing and education. Our community responds with open hearts and hands when it comes to looking after those less fortunate but there is a limit to our capacity to care. The Journal supports the City of Greater Dandenong’s

A FLY infestation in Keysboroug h has closed a school and left business owners buzzing with anger. They told the Journal that “billions” of the insects had been making their lives a misery since a fire conveyor belt at Polytradedestroyed a Recycling in Dandenong South on 17 January. Polytrade has since filled a large warehouse at 57-67 Popes borough, with bundled Road, Keyshousehold re

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Couple of commitment 2014 PEOPLE OF THE YEAR my best is one I’ve kept ever since,” she said. Margo raises funds for Dandenong Hospital and has been involved with Mercy Ships since 2007. “It’s a hospital ship that brings hope and healing to the forgotten poor in West Africa,” she said. “On this ship you actually see the lame walk and the blind see before your eyes.” Margo celebrated her care and empowerment centre Brand New Day’s first birthday last November.

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The restored 1920s home in Foster Street East is a safe haven to enjoy activities, learn new skills and meet new friends. She recalled one man who came in for help to write a resume. “He came in and said ‘thankyou for all your help, it’s just been great. I was going to commit suicide two weeks ago’,” she said. “If that’s all you’ve done, it’s been worth it.” Tom started Hilton Manufacturing in 1976 in a tin shed in

Hilton Street, Dandenong, with three employees. He worked 7am to midnight while Margo cared for young sons Todd and Mark. In June he joined the Victorian Hall of Fame Honour Roll, a nod reserved for individuals or organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to manufacturing excellence in Victoria. His Dandenong South company earned Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame induction in 2008. Hilton employs about 250 people from 25 cultures. “This company is like a family to Margo and I. You do the right thing by your people and that manifests itself,” he said. “People are proud here,

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FOR Margo and Tom Hartley, last year was the culmination of decades of hard work and commitment to the community. The Endeavour Hills husband and wife team received recognition of the highest order and, for their remarkable 12 months, the Journal selected them as joint recipients of its Person of the Year title. Giving to the Dandenong community has always come naturally to Margo. In June she was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for service to the Dandenong community and to youth through the Scouting movement.

“With everything I’ve done I’ve just had so many wonderful people backing me. I could never have done these things on my own,” she said. “I think it’s a natural thing for me, when I could, to be able to give back.” She’s been a vestry member at St James’ Anglican Church in Dandenong for more than 25 years, has been attending its services for 50 and helped to organise the church’s 150th birthday celebrations, held in July last year. She met Tom through the church’s youth group and started her 20-year service to the Scouting movement when a vicar asked her to be a 9th Dandenong St James’ Scouts Cub leader at age 17. “The promise I made to do

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They’re three of the best In July, St James’ Anglican Church celebrated its 150th anniversary. The first church service in Dandenong was held in Dunbar’s Hotel (now Jim Dandy’s) on 21 July 1850. In July 1855 a site of two acres for Church of England purposes had been appropriated on the corner of Langhorne and Wilson streets and extending to McCrae Street. The Foundation Stone of St James’ Church of England was laid by the Governor of Victoria Sir Charles Darling on 5 July 1864, the opening and dedication taking place on 2 January 1865. The church was built in the early English style. To celebrate the milestone parishoners gathered for a gala dinner on 5 July and on Friday 18 July a celebration concert was staged at the Drum Theatre. On Sunday 20 July a procession wound its way from the Jim Dandy Hotel and made its way to the church in Langhorne Street. Reverend Jeffrey Parker led a special church service followed by a luncheon. Two books were pro-

duced to mark the sesquicentenary – one on the history of St James’ and another on the church’s magnificent stained glass windows. In September Dandenong Fire Brigade celebrated 120 years of service to the community at its annual dinner. The brigade was formed on 8 October 1893 to protect a population of little more than 1000 residents and operated from a small reel house station on the corner of Clow and Cleeland streets. It wasn’t until 1926 that Dandenong acquired its first motorised pump. A larger fire station was built in 1910, which was eventually replaced with a brick fire station with a station keeper’s premises in 1930. Today the brigade boasts 40 staff and 36 volunteers and is eagerly anticipating the completion of a new $13 million state-of-the-art station north of the current station on the Princes Highway. It is the most active brigade in the state, responding to 2287 calls in 2013-’14.

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Paper helps with the search for asylum IN AUGUST the Journal launched its Give Us A Hand campaign in support of the City of Greater Dandenong’s push for more resources to help asylum seekers and refugees. The campaign started with a front page letter to Prime Minister Tony Abbott outlining the increasing burden on community organisations struggling to look after new arrivals.

In mid-August the city played host to a forum attended by representatives of municipalities across Victoria as well as the Municipal Association of Victoria, the Refugee Council, the Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria and the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Citizenship. Councillor Roz Blades said she and her fellow councillors were determined to send a message to Can-

berra that the situation in Greater Dandenong was stretched to breaking point and without help there could be unwanted social and economic consequences. Throughout the second half of 2014, the Journal published weekly stories about the contribution of asylum seekers and refugees to the Greater Dandenong Community under the banner Give Us A Hand.

The newspaper also highlighted the stress on community organisations as they struggled to meet the demands of people who arrive with virtually nothing and are accorded limited welfare and no work rights. By year’s end support was building behind Greater Dandenong and Cr Blades hoped a delegation would travel to Canberra in early 2015 to present a joint statement.

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THREE prominent Dandenong organisations celebrated historic milestones in 2014. In April Dandenong Primary School celebrated 140 years educating the children of Dandenong. The town’s first state school opened its doors on 4 May 1874. To celebrate past and present students and teachers attended a dinner at the Dandenong Club on Thursday 1 May – exactly 140 years since an official dinner to open the school. The school community then gathered in the school grounds on Saturday 3 May for a family day. The original school was on the corner of Robinson and Foster streets, moving to its current site on Foster Street in 1881 with about 200 pupils. The Gothic-inspired building had three rooms – one for boys, one for girls and a gallery – and modern fittings included a porch, hat rack and ventilation. The Education Department bought the land for the school from Ken Masters’ family and a street behind the school is named after them.

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He said about 10 per cent of offenders were “heroically successful”, about half completed the two-year treatment order and a third went back to jail. “It’s the corrective power as well as the medical treatment that makes it successful.” The savings are also sobering. The drug court keeps about 50 people out of jail each year at a cost of $1.5 million. To house those people in jail would cost $5 million. The Dandenong court is the state’s first such drug court. There are plans to expand this pilot program to other parts of the state.

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TALK to people on all sides of this – magistrates, police, drug counsellors – there is no quick thaw to the ice scourge. Sitting in Dandenong Magistrates’ Court on any given day, you see a person’s life spiral into a spree of violence and theft due to this highly addictive drug – otherwise known as crystal methamphetamine. An offender may deny they use the drug but magistrates see the same patterns of erratic, audacious and out-of-character crimes. They often comment that an intensifying criminal spiral looks like the workings of an ice addict. The offenders’ recklessness can take your breath away – attempts to


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Their presence has made our community a rich, multicultural tapestry but it is also putting intolerable strain on the charities, churches and generous individuals who are doing their best to meet the needs of families which are struggling to cover the basic necessities of life: food, shelter, clothing and education. Our community responds with open hearts and hands when it comes to looking after those less fortunate but there is a limit to our capacity to care. The Journal supports the City of Greater Dandenong’s campaign for more resources to support the newest and most disadvantaged members of our community. We have the ability and expertise here to look after some of the world’s most vulnerable people, but we need more help from your government. We urge you to respond positively to Greater Dandenong’s submission for help, which has the support of peak local government bodies in Victoria. Your refugee policies are not what is in question. Our concern is our capacity to look after people once they are here.

“I can’t explain what it is like waking up each day with a heavy heart and to see the person whom I love suffering and know I can’t help her.� – Asylum seeker Kumar on his time in a detention centre with his wife.

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A DANDENONG toddler has died in a fire, locked inside his Potter Street home. Detective Sergeant Lionel Joseph said the three-year-old boy’s mother “left the premises to attend to nocent duties outside� about some in10.30am last Friday, 7 February. 2014to “As she did,ary she chose 17 Febru leave her son inside, the door locked and secured to prevent him from coming out in the heat,� he said. “After about 10 minutes of her be-

ing outside, and attending to some fire, rushed moving some furniture to assist and called emeraround and gency services. rubbish, she looked at the premises and observed fire and smoke He described those who coming from “heroic�. assisted as the unit.� “Again, they were unable Det Sgt Joseph said to gain mother was unable to get the single access to the premises, both back inside. from the Publication p rear,� front door s Grou and the “The fire had taken hold A Star New he said. and the “The fire brigade extinguishe heat and the smoke was just for her to gain access,� he too strong fire and located the deceased boy.d the said. “The child will be taken “She’s obviously fairly distraught away to the at Coroner’s Court the moment. She’s assisting for a post-mortem to investiga- determine tors with their inquiries. the cause of death.� Det Sgt Joseph said it was “She’s not physically injured.� to determine the fire’s cause too early He said neighbours observed and origin. the “We’re appealing for anyone who

did assist or was in the vicinity or did Sharon Harris lives in nearby pass by at the time of the Carfire to con- son Street tact us or Crime Stoppers and was at her letterbox with ditional information available any ad- when she saw “huge, big red flames� so we coming can piece together what from the building. happened,� he said. “I saw them bring the lady out and He said any death resulting take her to a car,� she said. a fire was a traumatic experiencefrom “I knew something was LIFESTYLE for wrong beemergency services personnel. cause she was very upset. THAT ENDEARS “A child compounds the PAGE 2 “I was worried because effects,� he it’s mostly said. older people or younger families in “It certainly highlights the mes- those units. sage – don’t leave your children home “The roof was just caving alone, locked in, whether in.� it be a house Police will prepare a report or a car.� for the Coroner. E

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“people have the right to be bigots” has a “massive impact”. “Greater Dandenong is very suggestive to hate speech debates like this because of its diversity and sensitive nature to bigotry and race offensive language.” A spokesman for Mr Brandis did not respond to the the comments by the Journal’s deadline. However, a press release on the Attorney-General’s website states that the reforms to the Racial Discrimination Act will strengthen protections against racism while at the same time removing provisions which unreasonably limit freedom of speech. Race Discrimination Commissioner

Dr Tim Soutphommasane said he had “very serious concerns” with “seriously weakening protections against racial vilification”. He said proposed exemptions were broad, “obliterating” the line between free speech and hate speech. In other words, promoting “freedom without responsibility”. “The signals we send are important for racial harmony,” he said. “We expect leaders to give signals that bigotry is unacceptable in a liberal democracy.” Jane Dixon SC, president of Liberty Victoria, said the draft amendments were “a massive overreach”.

“We value free speech. The purpose of the changes is strengthening free speech but it hasn’t got the balance right in that regard. “It just makes it easier for people to make humiliating and denigrating statements based on racial or religious backgrounds. State Multicultural Affairs Minister Matthew Guy said he was concerned by the changes and would make a submission based on the state government being “unambiguously opposed to any form of discrimination based on an individual’s race, faith, gender, or for any other reason”. Community Voice, page 10.

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“I was really not scared of the gun. I was just waiting for the right moment to knock him down without hurting anyone.” – Dandenong man Kasun Fernando earned a Bravery Medal in August for thwarting an armed robbery at Mulgrave McDonald’s in November 2012.

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then-Immigration Minister Kevin Andrews said Sudanese people weren’t integrating. At the time, members of the Sudanese Australian community blamed Mr Andrews’s words for creating a “climate” for violent attacks against its young people. Jose Gonsalves, project manager of Noble Park-based African Communities Foundation Australia, writes in his Community Voice in today’s Journal that Mr Andrews’s comments were like an “endorsement to attacks against us at the time”. He said Federal Attorney-General George Brandis’s view last week that

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A FLY infestation in Keysbor ough has closed a school and left business owners buzzing with anger. They told the Journal that “billions” of the insects had been making their lives a misery since a fire conveyor belt at Polytrad destroyed a in Dandenong South on e Recycling 17 January. Polytrade has since filled a large warehouse at 57-67 Popes borough, with bundled Road, Keyshousehold recycling and is unable to process the conveyor belt is replaced it until . Business owners understa nd this could take six months and worry where the waste will wind up next. They say flies are flocking to the unwashed plastic, cardboa and tin, and are breeding rd, paper and infiltrating surrounding premise s. Berry Street School senior education manager and head of campus Sue Nilsen cancelled classes at the Tower Court site for a week due to the swarms. “We felt the flies posed both an environmental risk and a serious disruption to our students,” she said. “The school reopened this the flies are still a definite week but we continue to be concern issue and limited action taken to ed about the Colin Boyd, Geoff Vella deal with the and Stan Surlan are fed problem so far.” up with flies. 116672 Polytrade was only Colin Boyd works in a factory that waste, not processi warehousing the “The is 20 metres from the warehou ng or manufactur- place waste has to go, and the whole se but ing. should be sanitised and sprayed. said the problem spread ” for hundreds Easy Way Wholesalers of metres. “We could fill this warehou managing buckets of sh** or nuclear se with director Manfred Dornbrach said “They’re immune to fly he’d waste doesn’t even work anymore spray, that long as we’re not processing it?” as tried fly swatters, traps and sprays to ,” he said. he no avail and had started said. a petition. “There is a smell like you Publication “As Group News wouldn’ Star A soon as we t The quality and complia believe. nce man- it’s like a vacuum open the roller door, 15 September 2014 ager from a Popes Road “The biggest smell is coming food manufac- into our warehou - they just get sucked from turer said the issue was se,” he said. the Dandenong council an urgent and “I can’t take another day wiped their hands of the who have high stakes problem. of it.” problem.” Mr Dornbrach said the “If a fly goes into one of He said a council represen site had our prod- been fumigate tative ucts, the whole reputatio d several times. visited the site and told n of the comhim there was pany will be under “This lasts for one to nothing the council could question,” he said. two days do because and then INSIDE we have a mass increase “There’s only so much we that builds,” he said. SPORT can do.

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By CASEY NEILL A RAGING river claimed one toddler’s life in Greater Dandenong last year and an inferno took another. They were arguably the most heartbreaking deaths in the municipality in 2014, but certainly not the only tragic losses. Safety around a playground near the banks of Dandenong Creek came under scrutiny after Ishnael Baqaie, aged three, drowned in the river after heavy rains on 10 September. Family members last saw him playing on a concrete ledge next to the Rotary Park playground on the south side of Dandenong Park. His body was found several kilometres downstream near Greens Road the following afternoon. Another three-year-old boy died locked inside his burning Potter Street home on 7 February. His mother had stepped outside and secured the door to prevent him from following her. After 10 minutes she saw fire and smoke coming from the unit but was unable to get back inside. Flames and smoke also stopped neighbours from reaching the boy. A Springvale grandmother was found dead in her fire-gutted unit in April, and was remembered for her generosity by her nearby parish. Ann Tran, 80, was found after police had desperately woken and saved neighbours in adjoining units from the fast-spreading fire in the Buckingham Avenue public-housing village early on 3 April. Ms Tran donated generously to St Joseph’s Catholic Parish house-building aid projects in Vietnam and provided fruits and noodles for the priests.

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She used a walking frame and travelled the 100-metre stretch to the church by scooter with flowers from her garden and gifts. In December five police officers were commended for rescuing the other residents. Another octogenarian died in a house fire in Noble Park on 11 August. Crews rescued the 82-year-old man from a home in Pike Court and resuscitated him at the scene, but he died later in hospital. Two killings rocked Noble Park in February. Alan Matthews, 69, called triple zero with a desperate plea for help just minutes before he died in his Henry Street home’s bathroom about 4am on 30 January. Homicide Squad detectives charged a Hallam woman, 26, and a Narre Warren man, 40, with intentionally causing serious injury over the incident, believed to have stemmed from a rent dispute. It wasn’t until daybreak on 6 February that someone saw Geck Gov lying in the driveway of her home in Theodore Avenue, Noble Park. She’d been there 45 minutes with multiple stab wounds to her upper torso and had bled to death.

It was known within the Cambodian and Vietnamese community that Geck used to carry cash and jewellery instead of leaving it at home and police believe someone with this knowledge targeted her. The crime remains unsolved. Springvale man Peter Danh was found dead in Prior Road, Noble Park, about 10.20pm on 11 September. A motorist on his way home discovered the 36-year-old’s body and police initially believed he’d been the victim of a hit-run. Mr Danh had suffered head injuries and witnesses told police they had heard arguing and car doors opening and closing shortly before his body was discovered. The Homicide Squad investigation continues. A warning to never sleep in Dandenong Park followed the death of a 43-year-old homeless man there on 19 November. Homicide Squad detectives charged a 21-year-old Keysborough man with murder over the death. He was remanded to face court early this year.

One night in September CONFUSING and shocking – the words from a former imam at Numan Haider’s Hallam mosque aptly described one of the year’s most disturbing events. One September night Haider, 18, allegedly stabbed two police – one suffering serious wounds – and was shot dead in the Endeavour Hills police station car park, next door to a childcare centre. Haider’s family was devastated, police beefed up their own security protocols and there were worries over what ripples of violence might ensue. Political leaders called for avoiding recriminations against the Muslim community; police and faith leaders conversed, as did everyone – trying to make sense of how this tragedy happened. There had been warning signs. Haider was carrying an Islamic State flag and handing out pam-

phlets in Dandenong Plaza a week before. Friends knew he had become radicalised, recently visiting Sydney. Police regarded him as a “person of interest”; his passport cancelled days before. The former imam said: “I want this message to pose to the whole community: the Muslim community, we are part of the community and we are the same as any community in Australia – some of our youth have problems like any other community. “Unfortunately our problems are linked to what’s going on around the world.” The tragic end was however unexpected; hopefully an isolated event by an individual, as described by then-Premier Denis Napthine. Haider’s death is being investigated by the Coroner.

Rail crossings on the line BOOM gates at Springvale’s deadly level crossing lowered for the final time in April, when the long-awaited $159 million grade separation project was completed. It plunged railway tracks under Springvale Road and removed delays for the 25,000-plus motorists who navigated the crossing point each weekday. The focus on Noble Park’s level crossings intensified. In March, councillor Roz Blades watched as an ambulance with lights and sirens in action was forced to stop for a train at the Heatherton Road rail crossing. In July, she raised concerns that

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THE Greater Dandenong community farewelled a number of civic stalwarts during 2014, none more loyal and dedicated to the city she loved than veteran Journal reporter Marg Stork. Marg, as she was affectionately known, died on Tuesday 10 June after a short illness. She was 91. Remarkably Marg never retired, contributing her popular Moment with Marg column right up until an illness hospitalised her. “It’s the people who make it such an enjoyable job,” Marg was quoted as saying in a tribute to her career published on the Journal’s 140th birthday in 2005. Her father Rowland Archer bought his 10-year-old daughter her first typewriter at Dandenong Market. Marg started her career as an honorary correspondent with the Journal when she was just 15 and still a student at Dandenong High School. Her round was social news from Hallam, Hampton Park, Cranbourne and Lyndhurst where she lived on her parents’ property ‘Ryecroft’. She was put on the Journal payroll in 1940 at 10 shillings a week. “In those days I was jack of all trades,” she recalled. “I swept the office in the mornings and used to dive for

Marg Stork. cover when the district stock and station agents drove cows and calves along Scott Street on their way to the old stock market behind the council building in Clow Street. “I rode my bike to get stories and did a regular news round walking the streets of Dandenong.” Not even the birth of daughter Melvena could keep Marg from her news rounds. The baby went along in her pram as Marg visited contacts around the streets of Dandenong. Marg married twice, and nursed Melvena until her daughter tragically lost a battle with cancer in 2010. Marg was delighted when the Journal was purchased by the family-owned Star News

Group in 2013 and her beloved paper was returned to tabloid size and the focus was once again on community news. The city lost another Living Treasure with the passing of Stuart Marriner. The 95-yearold former Rat of Tobruk died on 13 October. Mr Marriner was an active environmentalist spearheading the effort of Residents Against Toxic Waste in the South East (RATWISE) to shut down the Lyndurst toxic waste dump. Fellow member Geraldine Gonsalvez said Mr Marriner was “the environmental watchdog for Dandenong”. RATWISE convened at Stuart and his late wife Jean’s home behind Dandenong High School until he moved to Apollo Bay in 2011. Mr Marriner was born in the Otway Ranges in 1918 and came to Dandenong with his family in 1959 to access education. He worked for Southeastern Timber until he retired in 1978. Others who were farewelled in 2014 included former Dandenong High School teacher Bea Boardman, charity worker Pat Blashki, musician Joyce Taylor, Scout leader Bill Brookes, former Dandenong mayors Ken Allan and David Kelly and founder of the Sandown Football Club Fred Esdaile.

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Actor Candy Bowers and ‘town crier’ Colin Robinson at the Picture: ROB CAREW civic centre opening. 117500 the council’s desire to reconfigure the executive toilets for the third time in a year. Lately, there were grumbles about a lack of parking – and by the temporary closure of the underground car park for a security audit.

There has also been a community campaign to save the former Stuart Street library for community space, rather than make way for extending Dandenong Market’s car park. Now after all the talk, residents await the crowning touch – the name.

When the chips are down THERE’S no escaping the starkest of facts. In Greater Dandenong – one of Melbourne’s most disadvantaged municipalities – each adult loses on average nearly $1000 a year on poker machines. In total, $110 million gets sucked into the pokies’ slots – more than the council rakes in with rates notices. The numbers of machines are under the municipal 970 cap but higher than many other

council areas. University research suggested Melbourne’s poorest suburbs were being targeted by pokies operators. Last year the council – despite its concerns about problem gambling – declined to oppose Albion Hotel and Noble Park RSL grabbing more machines this year. The council stated it folded its hand because it was unlikely to win the contest at the Victorian Commission for Gambling

and Liquor Regulation. This state election, Greater Dandenong joined a throng of councils in an Enough Pokies campaign pleading for more say in poker machine applications. It also called for the banning of EFTPOS in pokies venues and more funding for gambler help services. The Greens supported the council on this measure, as well as limiting maximum bets to $1.

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THE heart of Dandenong has changed forever. All it needs is a name. The $65 million civic centre, library, public square, the big screen and grassy knoll has been enthusiastically received since its official unveiling in April. Especially the library - nearly 20,000 visitors a week make use of this cutting-edge hub of technology, gaming and print. Greater Dandenong has trumpeted its deliverance of the project under budget, and the retail spaces have been steadily filling. Not that there haven’t been some controversies - such as some internal fights over imported Chinese glass and Thaimade carpet tiles being preferred over Australian-made products. There was also outcry over


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MORE than 22,000 people a week are flocking to the new Dandenong Library, which opened at the new Dandenong Civic Centre on Lonsdale Street in March. The dual-level hub’s visitation is up from 8000 a week at the old Stuart Street venue, which was half the size. In February, bibliophiles of all ages celebrated 40 years since the library opened and said farewell ahead of the move, which relocated 58,000 books and magazines and 12,000 DVDs, Blu-ray disks and CDs. “The current library is so busy and small in size that there are no quiet areas,” library services manager Mary Rydberg said of the former facility at the

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FIELD of dreams or a big stink? A Chinese developer’s plans for a giant theme park in Bangholme’s vast paddocks may prove a rollercoaster ride in itself. Chongqing Meixin’s plans to re-develop a 43-hectare paddock at 616 Frankston-Dandenong Road drew excited praise from recent mayor Jim Memeti and chatter in wider Melbourne. Cr Memeti said the Gold Coast style park filled with rollercoasters, a scenic train ride, waterslides and a Ferris wheel – with some Chinese iconography – could be a drawcard, but the idea got a cool response from Melbourne Water.

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KNOW YOUR GRASSFIRE RISK THIS SUMMER If you live near open grassland, parks, paddocks or reserves, you could be impacted by grassfire.

IT’S UP TO YOU TO KNOW WHAT TO DO IF A FIRE STARTS. DO YOU LIVE ONE OR TWO STREETS AWAY FROM GRASSLAND? Stay inside your home – grassfires are unlikely to spread past the first row of houses Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond

DO YOU LIVE ON A FENCELINE NEXT TO GRASSLAND? If a fire starts, quickly move one or two streets away from the fenceline or park boundary Act early, even if you haven’t received a warning Keep the roads clear so emergency services can respond

Remember, it’s up to you to monitor weather conditions and warnings. Always keep an eye on the conditions outside - you may be aware of a fire before emergency services. If you see smoke or flames, call Triple Zero (000).

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IMMERSE yourself in this open plan, light-filled, brand-new townhouse in the heart of one of the South-East’s most desirable addresses, Somerfield. Upon entrance, you will find the spacious living area, state of the art kitchen with quality stainless steel Westinghouse appliances and plenty of cupboard space, meals area, powder room and laundry. Located upstairs are the four bedrooms, generous sized master with walk-in robe, ensuite bathroom and balcony access. Three remaining bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a superb family bathroom with separate shower/bath. Additional extras include - central ducted heating, central vacuuming system, low-maintenance courtyard with recycled water for the garden and a remote double lock-up garage with courtyard access. Situated next to a friendly reserve and located only moments from Parkmore shopping centre and the Eastlink freeway. Positioned among professionally landscaped tree-lined avenues, lush parklands and gardens, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom home provides the ideal lifestyle for first home buyers, those looking to downsize/upsize or a unique opportunity for the savvy investor. 4

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BARRY PLANT, NOBLE PARK, 8710 0000 SOPHAL CHEA, 0401 966 666 OR KIM SEAR LIM, 0423 374 998 PRICE: $550,000 PLUS SALE BY SET DATE: TUESDAY, 10 FEBRUARY AT 5PM (UNLESS SOLD PRIOR)

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Getting to know . . . im Stickley • Director of Barry Plant Noble Park & Keysborough • 24 years of real estate experience • Over 100 listings sold annually • Listed and sold over 1,800 properties in his career • Specialist in dealing with development properties • Experienced auctioneer (conducted 100’s of auctions) • Genuine care and concern “I love what I do, and enjoy being able to support and add value throughout the process.”

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Step into this home and you will be blown away by the looks, presentation and close proximity to the railway station. The spacious lounge has splitsystem air-conditioning, timber flooring to the kitchen and dining area, downlights, and neutral colours throughout. There’s a cosy kitchen with plenty of cupboards, a double bowl sink with flick mixer, bathroom with bathtub and shower, concreted secure backyard, garden shed, and double garage. The list goes on with gas ducted heating, security doors and a secure front yard. Perfect floor plan and perfect location, suitable either as a great investment or looking for your first home being close to all amenities. The home is vacant - inspect now.

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Conveniently located within 2 km of Dandenong Plaza & only 6 mins away from Dandenong & Yarraman Station- and with easy access to ALL major amenities this is an ideal place to start out. The unit is neat & clean and includes a modern kitchen with s/s appliances, a good size living that is cooled & warmed via split system AC & gas wall furnace, updated vanity and tiles in bathroom, 2 bedrooms with BIR and carport. METHOD PRICE INSPECT CONTACT

$220,000+ Sat 12:30 - 1pm Photo ID required Jessejames Mariñas 0431 108 933 KEYSBOROUGH 8769 1888

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ACT FAST 75% SOLD. Premier court location, this luxurious townhouse with loads of features, superior level of quality, one bedroom downstairs, choice of balcony or rooftop terrace. Save on stamp duty. Expected completion end of March 2015.

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This well presented new home built at ever popular Metro Village is sure to grab your attention. Fantastic street appeal, excellent floor plan comprising large lounge, large master bedroom with ensuite, open plan kitchen, dining & large pergola.

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Offering 2 Large bedrooms, spacious lounge/ dining area, kitchen with gas appliances, d/ heating, evaporate cooling & lockup garage, within walking distance to schools, shops & public transport. Great central location, great opportunity for first home buyers and investors.

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11/42 Pickett Street DANDENONG

32 Spring Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH

21 Glendale Road SPRINGVALE

3 Bowman Street NOBLE PARK

28/43-47 Doveton Avenue EUMEMMERRING

29 Lewis Street SPRINGVALE

3/8 Kassan Gardens ENDEAVOUR HILLS

46 Newman Avenue NOBLE PARK

7 Cyrene Court NOBLE PARK

31 Putt Grove KEYSBOROUGH

1/566-568 Springvale Road SPRINGVALE SOUTH

3 Marsham Street NOBLE PARK NORTH

37 Galloway Street DANDENONG NORTH

55 Jacksons Road NOBLE PARK NORTH

20 Blaxland Drive DANDENONG NORTH

22/453-457 Springvale Road 2 Cleary Street SPRINGVALE SOUTH SPRINGVALE SOUTH

4 Prospect Terrace KEYSBOROUGH

6 Wooltana Road KEYSBOROUGH

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RENOVATE OR RELOCATE HAS ITS PROS AND CONS

120 CORINELLA ROAD, CORINELLA

ENZO RAIMONDO CEO Real Estate Institute of Victoria

Must be sold either NOW or at AUCTION. The vendors are keen to move on and are offering their much loved home set proud on the one acre (approx). A Queensland style home on immaculate grounds complete with your own lake. The home has distant bay and rural views, two spacious living areas, three double bedrooms, master with ensuite, walk in robe and doors leading to the wrap around deck, perfect for lazing the day away in the sunshine or the shade. Within a short walk to the primary school, kinda, restaurant and fresh food store. ADDRESS: 120 Corinella Road, CORINELLA AUCTION: Saturday 21st February at 12.30pm INSPECT: Saturdays 12:30 to 1:00pm or by appointment. AGENT: Lynn Pendergast 0458 780 023

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STUNNING HOME STUNNING LOCATION

Grantville - 5678 8433 1505 Bass Highway Email: sales@ alexscott.com.au

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Real Estate

WELL LOCATED LIFESTYLE WITH HORSE FACILITIES

1380 MAIn nEERIM ROAD ROKEBY 7+ acres with panoramic views from the very solid 3 bdrm home with 2 living areas plus alfresco. A well appointed home for heating & cooling & other ittings. Good horse facilities with stables & yards, 4 paddocks & lge dam with property adjoining Red Jacket Creek Reserve at the rear. Exceptional location being only a few minutes from all facilities at Neerim South & 10 minutes to fwy.

$479,000 Internet ID: wg3444 View property and more details at www.sej.com.au

5622 3800 Cnr Smith & Queen St, Warragul

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When your kids are demanding their own bedrooms, that old-fashioned kitchen is getting on your nerves or your house needs a major overhaul, a difficult decision awaits - to renovate or relocate. Renovating an existing home offers the chance to create the house you want in the location you know and like. It avoids upheavals such as changing children’s schools or settling into a new community. But the difficulties are obvious - the disruption, the need to temporarily rent or live in a building site, the expense and potential for cost overruns, the work involved in planning permissions, design and project management. Buying a new home may seem easier but it brings its own challenges, not least of which is finding the ideal home in your preferred location. As well, it entails selling your existing home for the right price and co-ordinating moving from one to the other, preferably without renting in the interim. It’s a difficult choice, and one of those occasions when making a list of priorities can help. Start by asking yourself what you want most - is it to stay in your current location and to live in a home which meets all your requirements and fulfills the wish list you have been compiling for all those years? If the answer is yes, ask

yourself whether all the downsides of a major renovation - from potentially months with no kitchen and/or bathroom to choosing everything from light fittings to drawer handles - are worth it to achieve your location and dream home goals. If you decide that the end result is worth it, start interviewing architects to obtain costs for your renovation and ensure that what you want is achievable with the funds you have. Thoroughly analyse your finances, including meeting with your bank manager and accountant, to ensure you can raise those funds, plus contingency. It is also time to talk to a local real estate agent to ensure you will not be overcapitalising your home. If the cost of your renovation will take the amount spent on your home above the ceiling price for homes in your area, it

may be time to rethink. Even if you plan to stay long term, assuming you will eventually be in profit, overcapitalising is not a good idea. Sometimes selling unexpectedly is necessary and if the house is overcapitalised, you may lose money. If you think the upheaval of a renovation is not justified, or you are undecided about it, an estate agent can help. Have your home appraised - is the amount it is likely to sell for enough to buy the home you want and what are the chances you will be able to buy the home you want in your desired area for the amount you will have? There are many important questions to be asked and considered. Weigh all the factors involved, decide your priorities, draw on the professionals for advice, and talk to friends and family who have renovated about what was involved.

Property Specialists

CONTINENTAL DELI/SMALLGOODS - MANUFACTURE & RETAIL

WISLA CONTINENTAL - NOW SELLING With over 25 years of growth, exposure & experience, this very well established family afair with the highest measure of goodwill in product quality & reputation is now available to buy! Over 60 varieties of smoked & cooked produce made on site! * New and well maintained equipment * Comprehensive and ongoing training & transitional support * Short operating hours (Tuesday - Saturday) * Suit owner/ operator * Great location, busy street & car parking spaces aplenty. Powerful sales volume’ & favourable scope & opportunity to expand through distribution. Trade secrets, methods, techniques &/ or intellectual property rights transferred. An option is also available to buy the state of the art purpose built Factory/Retail freehold or indeed enter into a irm leasehold of a 5x5 yrs.’ or other via negotiation.

For Sale: P.O.A.

Vincent Golf 0404 036 123 vincent.golf@remax.com.au For more details visit remaxvic.com.au

14, 30-32 Langhorne St, Dandenong 9213 3000

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Dandenong 6/35 David Street

2A

Delightful

For Sale

Simply move in and enjoy this beautiful brick veneer home. Perfectly private, this attractive home features; carpeted lounge and bedrooms, open plan kitchen/ dining with gas cooking, quality fixtures and fittings, split system heating and cooling, ducted heating and has been beautifully maintained throughout. The rear of the home comprises a small yard and the added bonus of a single lock up garage.

$290,000+

1B

1C

View Saturday 11-11:30am Jaymee Le 0416 336 902 jaymee.le@raywhite.com raywhite.com | 9547 0000

Ray White Noble Park/Springvale 1169178

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Explore Your Possibilities with The C! KEYSBOROUGH 29/2-22 Breanne Place Excellent location, exceptional home. SPRINGVALE 11 Clive Street NEW LISTING

Ready Set Go – Construction Already Started!

Located within the highly sought after The Keys estate where all the prestigious houses are, this beautiful contemporary home will offer immediate appeal being so close to the prominent Haileybury and Lighthouse Christian College. Its desirability only increases as you ind yourself conveniently surrounded by Parkmore Shopping Centre, Masters Home Improvement, numerous golf courses , all offering excellent recreational entertainment values for people of all ages.

Gorgeously contemporary, this brand new townhouses combines aesthetic charm and smart design to create an exceptional living environment full of functionality and luxury. Situated close to Coles supermarket, public transport, walking distance to Minaret College, Springvale Rise Primary School, Monash University Clayton, Ikea, Springvale Central shopping, easy access to Princess Highway, freeways and east link.

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$350,000+ Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Dominic Nguyen 0435 755 963

DANDENONG NORTH 11 Balkan Court

Excellent Location!

Ideally located in the vibrant Dandenong North area, this exquisite home (Land approx. 658m2) offers the lifestyle and extravagant family living that resonates with young families, retirees or irst home buyers.Short drive to Dandenong Plaza, Dandenong Hospital,with exceptional accessibility via Princess Highway, freeway and extensive bus coverage while Dandenong Station offers easy access to Melbourne CBD. 3 bedrooms plus two bathrooms, master bedroom with ensuite & BIR.

$420,000+ Contact Agent Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Dominic Nguyen 0435 755 963

NOBLE PARK 17 Smith Street

Renovate or Develop

In a Super convenient location this property can be added to your investment portfolio, start one up or is the start of many more family moments to come. Location and with a land size of 617 sq. this weatherboard home can offer endless opportunities to the right buyer. You can choose to renovate, knock it down to build your dream home or keep the existing home and build another one at the back (STCA). • Floorboards throughout the home.

3A2B2D2L

3A2B2D2L

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$420,000+ Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Nik Sharma 0411 790 745

HAMPTON PARK 1 Kylie Court

WALK TO ALL AMENITIES - COURT LOCATION!

$350,000+ Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Dominic Nguyen 0435 755 963

NARRE WARREN STH 47 Kershaw Dr

This wonderful property could be your irst home, your next investment, or perhaps the perfect chance to downsize. Positioned on large corner block 694m2 (Approx) only minutes to schools, shopping and transport, this home is well suited to the investor or active family. Comprises spacious living area with gas heating, three bedrooms, two with BIR, bright kitchen with meals area and central bathroom. Currently leased at $1260 p/m.

3A1B1D2L

3A2B2D2L

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$320,000 + Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Aaron Hadow 0498 669 002

Thinking of Selling?

• Leading Agency in your Area with Unrivaled Customer service • We specialise in Springvale, Keysborough and Noble Park • Over 20 Years of Real Estate Experience • With over 10,000 Clients, we have more buyers for your home • Award Winning agents • Our team can speak a combined 9 languages: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, Vietnamese, Cambodian (Khmer), Thai, Hindi and Punjabi • Excellent Ofice Location next to Westpac - more buyers come to us

Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491

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Ideally located in the vibrant Narre Warren South area, this exquisite home offers the lifestyle and extravagant family living that resonates with young families, retirees or irst home buyers. • Featuring 4 bedrooms, master bedroom with ensuite and walk in robe, large formal lounge adjacent to Rumpus/Study. • Extra features include, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, dishwasher, loor tiles throughout and carpet in lounge and bedrooms.

$390,000+ Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID Required Contact: Corey (Khoi) Le 0417 311 491 Aaron Hadow 0498 669 002

Attention Landlords! Does your property manager return your calls? Is your Property Manager constantly changing? Are you being given the support you need? Are you getting the service you deserve?

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limited number of house and land packages at Cardinia Views estate for first home buyers. While many first home buyers are limited to postage stamp blocks due to affordability, SJD Homes’ house and land packages offer great value with generous sized blocks. Within walking distance to neighbourhood parklands, Cardinia Views

estate is a fully planned community, which is conveniently located near an array of local amenities and offers tranquil open spaces and magnificent countryside views. Home sites range from 400-1000 square metres which allows for a great home design to suit lifestyle and still have room for a good sized backyard.

SJD Homes has finance advice available and its sales team can show the various block and floorplan design options. As last year’s HIA Herald Sun Home Magazine Readers Choice Award winners, SJD’s homes speak for themselves. Phone 9095 8000 or visit www.sjdhomes. com.au.

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AGENT’S CHOICE

DELI IS MADE FOR SUCCESS business’s sales volume and opportunity and scope to expand through distribution made it a great opportunity for someone who was looking for a career change. An option is also available to buy the state-of-the-art, purpose-built factory/retail freehold or indeed enter into a firm leasehold of a 5x5 years or other arrangement via negotiation. The business is in a great location on a busy street with plenty of parking and has new and well maintained equipment and short operating hours from Tuesday to Saturday. Contact Vincent Golf at RE/MAX Property Specialists, Shop 14, 30-32 Langhorne Street, Dandenong, on 0404 036 123 for more information or to arrange an inspection.

THERE is something to be said for tradition and Wisla Continental has that in spades. Operating for the past 26 years, the well-known and much-loved continental deli has been lovingly established and built up by the current owners. However life moves on for everyone and the owners are now looking to retire to spend more time with their grandchildren. The business was a bit of a lifestyle change for the vendors all those years ago. After years in the electronics industry a downturn had them searching for something new and they looked no further than their immediate family in Poland for inspiration. With family help and recipes, honed over the past 70 years, they have used traditional recipes and techniques to produce preservative-free products that have attracted both the traditional customers and those looking for healthier alternatives. Wisla is now a destination delicatessen where the manufacture of more than 60 varieties of smoked and cooked products, cold meats, imported deli items, cakes, breads, cheeses, dairy, other gourmet items, pantry staples and produce are enjoyed by the shop’s extensive, loyal and ever growing clientele. And now the owners are looking for a family to not only take on the business but to pass the skills and recipes on to. In fact, they are so keen to ensure that the business continues to thrive, they will stay on for a period of time as necessary to assist the new purchaser with the methods, techniques and secrets that have made Wisla the great success it is today. Selling agent Vincent Golf said this

THE BUSINESS IS A THRIVING AND GROWING CONCERN.

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SALES OFFICE Open Hours Mon to Fri 9-5, Sat & Sun 12-5 233 Smiths Lane (Cnr Browns Rd) Botanic Ridge 3977

This material has been prepared with care and believed to be correct at the time of printing, however it is an indicative guide only. All information is subject to change without notice at the vendor’s absolute discretion and cannot form part of any offer or contract. The vendor reserves the right to presell, release and withhold certain packages from sale at any time. 1169238-3-15

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INTRODUCING CLYDE NORTH’S EXCITING NEW COMMUNITY

FAMILY FUN DAY SATURDAY 31ST JANUARY, 12PM

LAND NOW SELLING FROM $175,000

CLYDEVALELIVING.COM.AU LAND SALES BY:

Sales Office Open 7 Days a week, 12noon-5PM PH. 5995 3223 660 Berwick-Cranbourne Rd (CORNER HARDYS RD) Clyde North

DEVELOPED BY:

Disclaimer: Information contained herein is subject to change without notice. No responsibility is accepted by the vendor nor the agent for any action taken in reliance thereon. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries to satisfy themselves on all aspects. Details herein do not constitute any representation by the vendor or the agent and are expressly excluded from any contract. Images are artist’s impression and for illustrative purposes only. Public open space subject to change. 1169081-KC3-15

A NEW YEAR, A NEW LIFE IN THE PARK

Land starting from $189,000 LAND SALES BY:

phone 5995 3223 clarindapark.com.au

DEVELOPED BY:

SALES OFFICE 630 HALL RD, CRANBOURNE, VIC, 3977 MEL REF 132 K4 Disclaimer: Information contained herein is subject to change without notice. No responsibility is accepted by the vendor nor the agent for any action taken in reliance thereon. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries to satisfy themselves on all aspects. Details herein do not constitute any representation by the vendor or the agent and are expressly excluded from any contract. Images are artist’s impression and for illustrative purposes only. Public open space subject to change.

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AN ADDRESS OF DISTINCTION PROVES POPULAR WITH PURCHASERS Set atop undulating green hills, with sweeping views across as far as the Dandenong Ranges, the south-east’s newest community, Tulliallan, was launched to the public on 6 December. Even amid the steady Melbourne drizzle, purchasers and locals flocked to the Cranbourne North site to discover the wide range of features and amenities the community has on offer. Located on the cusp of historic Berwick, at 805 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Tulliallan combines the serenity of tree-lined boulevards, heritage buildings and leafy green open spaces with a contemporary masterplanned community. The first release at Tulliallan, which features to total of 20 lots, has proven popular with eager purchasers who have been drawn in by the community’s idyllic setting and convenient location near some of the south-east’s best amenities. Positioned in the heart of the community, just by Tulliallan’s heritage listed Elm Tree Gardens, the release was more than 65 per cent sold in its first week.

The property’s grand elm trees have been generously donated by Tulliallan’s former owner and will border the future Elm Tree Gardens community parkland, while the landscaping has been meticulously planned to complement the natural landscape. Featuring approximately 1000 home sites across the community, Tulliallan also provides a number of green open spaces for relaxation and leisure, as well as an onsite neighbourhood centre, sports oval and nature trail. With a focus on the natural environment, this forward-thinking development will include recycled water and fibre optic internet access to each home. With sales expected to continue at their current rate over the next couple of weeks, Tulliallan is set to become the South East’s premier address and is perfectly positioned for a life of prosperity and distinction. Tulliallan, 805 Berwick Cranbourne Road, Cranbourne North, 8786 7788.

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BUYERS’ FIELD OF DREAMS The sun was shining as the first stage of Ramlegh Springs on Clyde hit the market recently with buyers lining up to claim their share of Clyde North’s best new address. “With land prices in such a fantastic development starting from just $123,000, and with front yard landscaping by the award winning Flemings Nurseries included in the land price, it was little wonder we had 13 home sites snapped up by lucky buyers on the day,” Ramlegh Springs Estate manager Trudi Kerr said of the Saturday sale. Despite overnight temperatures below 10 degrees leading up to the launch, first homebuyer Michael Burgoyne and his young family had their hearts set on a 544 square metre block located across the road from Ramlegh Park.

So he spent three cold nights camping outside the sales office to ensure they were first in line to claim their land when doors opened at 9am. “We’ve been looking to purchase our first family home for almost three years and in that time no other development in the area has managed to capture our imagination like Ramlegh Springs. “We’re absolutely thrilled to have finally purchased in such a fantastic new community and can’t wait to start building our dream home,” Michael said. The event was advertised to anyone who was in the Clyde North area by the custom-made Ramlegh Springs on Clyde promotional blimp. “Unlike most other developments in the area, Ramlegh Springs is located away

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2014 – THE YEAR THAT WAS…

Business port of call By CASEY NEILL THE Port of Hastings was a top talking point for the Greater Dandenong business community throughout 2014. In July the Committee for Dandenong held a briefing in Dandenong South about the proposed development at which attendees heard that an expanded Port of Hastings would give a $1 billion boost to the region. Committee members said the port would provide a confidence-boost for investment and called for rail and road link upgrades to support the potential growth. In February, Toyota announced it would stop making cars in Australia by 2017, following similar announcements from Ford and Holden. South East Melbourne Manufacturers Alliance (SEMMA) executive officer Adrian Boden described it as the biggest nail in the automotive industry coffin, and said at least six companies and 300 jobs in the region were on the line. In November the Committee for Dandenong launched the Great Southern Manufacturing - Making it Great ... in Dandenong project. It will involve successful manufacturers sharing their stories to correct public perceptions that manufacturing is in decline, and encourage interest and investment in the sector. The strength and resilience of Greater Dandenong’s manufacturers shone at the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards in June. Hilton Manufacturing founder Tom Hartley was added to the Honour Roll and Transglaze joined the Hall of Fame at the Crown Palladium event. Thermofilm was named Small Manfuacturer of the Year, SRXGlobal took home the Large Manufacturer of the Year title, and Trimas, Felxicut Engineering and Attar

were among the night’s finalists. Patterson Cheney took home the Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce Premier Regional Business Award in March with CHEP, Fineweld Stainless Steel, Noisette, Lupe Wines and Chobani also taking home awards. James Simonis won the Youth Enterprise Award and the judges created a new gong, the Next Leaders Award, and presented it to Ginger Jones. Dandenong Plaza unveiled its $40 million post-Myer transformation in October, with shoppers queuing for hours to check out Aldi, JB Hi-Fi Home, Daiso and Trade Secret. Traders were concerned about the centre’s future after Myer announced in September 2013 that it would leave, but they said the refurbishment had brought energy into the plaza. Dandenong North carpenter Rhonda Neil shared the Master Builders Association of Victoria Victorian Apprentice of the Year title in May. Rhys Linnett from Springvale South won the Apprentice Bricklayer of the Year award and Rhonda also won the Female Apprentice of the Year honour. In November, Taste of Paradise Pizza won the Dandenong Retail Traders Association award for the year’s top retailer and Chisholm Institute was named Australia’s Large Training Provider of the Year. The same month, Symbion opened a new $40 million facility in Keysborough and Exfoliators in Dandenong received a $250,000 State Government grant to expand its perlite manufacturing plant. The mineral is used to filter beer and wine, as a filler in concrete products and much more. Flooring distributor QEP re-opened on Dunlopillo Drive, Dandenong South, in July

after a fire destroyed the factory in September 2013, and Universal Shower Base in Dandenong received a $195,000 State Government grant in May that would allow it to grow four-fold over the next three years. Uncles Smallgoods’ new owners added Young Uncles Coffee and Sandwich Bar to the Thomas Street storefront and in July received an $8000 business grant to help grow the business. City of Greater Dandenong business group manager Paul Kearsley spearheaded a trip to China with local business leaders in October. The aim was to examine available opportunities and encourage Greater Dandenong businesses to get involved. More than 550 people attended the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase at Chisholm TAFE in Dandenong in October, designed to inspire, educate and highlight opportunities. It followed a 200-attendee industry forum at the TAFE in April that heard marketing innovations, trade agreements, and collaboration are three key issues facing manufacturers. Collaboration and tapping into universities were the key topics at a manufacturing forum at Dandenong Civic Centre in May, attended by about 60 people. Little India traders continued to fight for funds and support to revive the precinct, while stage one of the Afghan Bazaar’s $1 million makeover was completed in March, enhancing the Dandenong cultural precinct’s identity. The first business conference on Afghanistan held in Australia took place in Dandenong in June, and at least one Dandenong business was in talks about an export deal with an Afghan company as a result.

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now buy a decent Greek coffee in its CBD. Mr Pandazopoulos had already moved to Southbank and wanted to get on with community work such as recognising the 80,000 Anzacs who served in Greece in the world wars. Dandenong now needed to keep positioning itself as Melbourne’s “second hub”, he said, and keep promoting the right types of buildings and jobs in the town’s vacant blocks - such as IT, multilingual call-centres and financial services. “The government needs to ensure it doesn’t move away from the reality that it’s the biggest commercial footprint outside the CBD.” He passed the baton on to Gabrielle Williams - who maintained the seat’s safe margin for the ALP during November’s election.

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1. DANIEL White dresses as the Joker to kick off a healthy Halloween tradition at Somerfield Estate in Keysborough. Picture: GARY SISSONS 2. NOBLE Park Secondary College students Hasib, Alysa and Nihad make a song and dance about self-esteem with two members from the Nubian Gents and Feminine Fires dance group. The performance at the school in August inspired teens to be their best. Picture: GARY SISSONS 3. ARTIST Adrienne Kneebone demonstrated weaving techniques at an Indigenous Weaving Workshop at Heritage Hill. The event was part of City of Greater Dandenong’s textiles celebration Cultural Threads, which ran throughout August. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS 4. UM Khalil reads a poem in the Illuminated Voices exhibition at Heritage Hill in March. The display celebrated International Women’s Day and gave a voice to women from different cultural backgrounds. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS 5. MALE students and teachers at Keysborough College signed a pledge to man up during a Ping Pong-A-Thon to support work against human trafficking. The story kicked off the Journal’s November White Ribbon campaign, Speak Out ... Challenge Family Violence. Picture: GARY SISSONS 6. DANDENONG students Anna and Jully wowed in the Talent Quest at the annual St John’s Day at the college in May. Picture: ROB CAREW 7. ABUK Bol established TWICH sewing collective in Dandenong to help South Sudanese women find a place in their new home. She spoke to the Journal about it in October as part of the Give Us a Hand campaign. Picture: ROB CAREW 8. CITY of Greater Dandenong officially opened its new headquarters in the heart of Dandenong in April. Muslima explored the new civic square dressed in traditional Uzbekistan costume. Picture: ROB CAREW 9. LEADERS of Tomorrow Careers Training is using the world game to guide multicultural youths into work. Players, clockwise from bottom left, Michael, Amir, Zaki, Gee and Sunshine, took to the pitch at Dandenong’s Pop-Up-Park in October. Picture: GARY SISSONS 10. ALICIA tests the water of Athol Road Primary School’s new wetlands in May, which students transformed from a rubble-filled corner. Picture: ROB CAREW

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Arrow stabbing By CASEY NEIL A MAN stabbed an elderly family member with an arrow in Dandenong South last month, police allege, forcing it through his torso. Greater Dandenong CIU Detective Senior Constable Kim Alp said police charged

the 43-year-old man with attempted murder and other offences following the incident. It’s alleged he went to a home in Norman Court with a high-powered crossbow about 7am on 28 December and shot seven arrows into the house.

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He then confronted a 70-year-old man and after a scuffle with the family member, forced an arrow through his body by hand. The victim’s wife was also home at the time and drove him to Dandenong Hospital in a life-threatening condition.

Sen Const Alp said he remained in hospital following surgery and time in intensive care. The alleged attacker handed himself in to Cranbourne Police Station the same morning, where he was interviewed and charged.

NAVY veteran Ted Townsly, from Kingston Gardens, enjoyed lunch when Springvale RSL served up a Christmas treat for the elderly. Club members brought about 100 residents from local aged care homes to the Osborne Avenue venue for a free festive show and lunch on 15 December. Sub-branch secretary Graeme Evans hopes it will become an annual event. “We want to be seen to putting some money back into the community,” he said. 132110 Picture: ROB CAREW

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Driver jailed By CASEY NEILL A TRUCK driver will spend up to five years in jail over a fatal Dandenong South train crash. Supreme Court of Victoria Justice Lex Lasry on 18 December sentenced Melville Bollen, 71, to five years in jail, with a minimum two years and six months, over the 3 November 2012 incident at Abbotts Road. Bollen, formerly of Narre Warren North, drove his semitrailer through lowered boomgates and collided with the six-carriage Cranbourne-bound train about 11.40am. Cranbourne West man David Cron, 43, died from head and chest injuries at the scene and four other passengers were injured.

Train driver Trevor King suffered a brain injury and fractures to his ribs, hands and feet. Victim impact statements indicated that other passengers now feared using public transport and had increased anxiety about bad things happening to them or their family, flashbacks and nightmares. Bollen pleaded guilty to culpable driving and multiple charges of negligently causing serious injury. He’d been a professional driver for almost 50 years and was not speeding at the time of the crash. “For the whole of your working life, your attitude to your driving has been responsible,” Justice Lasry said.

Witnesses said Bollen was looking downwards as he approached the crossing, looked up and realised the situation at the last moment, and tried to brake and steer around the boom gates. “The fact that you were distracted for as long as 19 seconds naturally makes this a very serious offence,” Justice Lasry said. “It is certain you were not paying anywhere near the attention to your driving that you should have been.” He said he was confident that Bollen would “live a lawabiding life once you are released”. Justice Lasry also cancelled his licence and disqualified him from obtaining a licence for five years.

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They discovered a two-yearold child in the back seat when they intercepted the vehicle. Officers spotted a 24-yearold suspended licence holder driving a Toyota Hilux at 154km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Princes Freeway in Officer about 4.05 am on 2 January. They detected an unaccompanied learner driver, aged 20, travelling at 159km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Princes

Freeway in Pakenham about 7.30pm on 6 January. Victoria Police is conducting its biggest ever road safety campaign, including 43 local operations and 22 State Highway Patrol operations. All officers will respond if they observe irresponsible behaviour on the roads. Police said drivers could be caught anywhere at any time.

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Hard luck for speeding hoons THREE Noble Park men started the new year without their cars following holiday season hooning. Police impounded the vehicles under the state’s hoon legislation. They detected a 48-year-old man driving a Holden Commodore sedan at 171km/h in a 100km/h zone on the Monash Freeway in Mulgrave about 5.40 am on 20 December.

There is a poultry competition and the dog show is always well attended, with many breeds competing for the title of champion. The pavilion will once again be filled with art, photography, craft, cookery and produce. The Lang Lang Young Personality competition is on again this year. It is open to girls and boys aged three to 16,. It’s free to enter, so come along on the day and maybe win a prize. There will be a vegetable stall laden with fresh produce donated straight from the local market gardens with all proceeds going to the Kooweerup Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. As an added incentive to bring the kids along, this year there will be a free magic show by Scott Stunz. Scott will also be roaming around between shows and handing out balloon sculptures. He entertains adults and children and should be lots of fun! There will be face painting, an animal nursery, pony rides, showbags and assorted rides, among other things, to keep the kids entertained. One lucky boy or girl will win a BMX bike and helmet in the lucky gate prize. Every child will get a free ticket to the draw but they must be present at the draw at 2pm to collect the prize. With something for everyone, from showbags to showjumping, the Lang Lang Show will be held at the Lang Lang Showgrounds in Westernport Road, Lang Lang. For more information visit www.langlangshow.org or phone Cheryl Berry on 5997 5006.

LANG LANG SHOW YOUNG PERSONALITY BOYS & GIRLS 3 TO 16 YEARS OF AGE

•฀Horse฀events฀including฀Show฀ ฀฀฀Jumping,฀Fun฀Ring,฀ ฀฀฀Clydesdales,฀Shetland฀Ponies,฀ ฀฀฀Miniature฀Ponies฀&฀Harness •฀Beef฀Cattle •฀Cooking •฀Poultry •฀Art/Craft •฀Dog฀Show •฀Gate฀prize฀win฀-฀A฀Children’s฀ ฀฀฀bike฀with฀lucky฀฀entry฀ticket •฀Pony฀Rides •฀Face฀Painting •฀Animal฀Nursery

Admission: Adults $10 - Children $2 Secretary Cheryl Berry Ph 5997 5006

www.langlangshow.org


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SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN

Park fun like no other

Everything’s in store for the dedicated train lover.

Make tracks here FORGET the crowds, forget the shopping centres and forget the supermarkets. Do not mess around and just head for Train World in Bay Street, Brighton. A real train modeler’s shop and the go-to shop for trains, model trains and modeling materials. Better than just any toy or hobby store. The shop stocks train sets, train books, train DVDs, train CDs, magazines, models, kits, structures, scenic materials, tools, paints, glues, spray guns,

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plastic materials, brass materials, locomotives, carriages, freight wagons, DIY books, Thomas, Hornby, scenic materials and so much more that you will not see in any department store – it is the train and model shop for the beginner, the young, the young at heart and the enthuisiast. Selling everything trains for more than 40 years and now well established at 290 Bay Street, Train World is bigger, brighter and better. Near the corner of St Andrews and Bay streets, next

door to the Brighton Hotel, Train World is accessible by train (North Brighton Station on the Sandringham line) by bus (routes 203, 219, 626 and 823) and by car. For over 40 years now Train World has been supplying Christmas gifts. With the largest train shop in Australia and the largest range in Australia, you are sure to find something for every train enthusiast. Email, fax, phone or mail orders welcome. The store welcomes lay-by, EFTPOS, Amex, VISA and Mastercard.

TRARALGON Park Lane Holiday Park is one of the most exciting holiday parks for families in Victoria. With the brand new Parky’s Fun Park, the whole family will be entertained. Experience the 11-metre high aerial adventure ropes course, laser tag arena and Parky’s Wonderland multilevel indoor play centre. All located right in the park, so you can wake up and begin your day with some awesome activities. Only a short drive down the M1 highway, this holiday park will have the whole family climbing, swinging and zip lining from various elements across the tri-level structure. The accommodation options will suit all budgets, from luxury villas to budget cabins and spacious sites for camping. Summer activities are well covered with the cool swimming pool and pedal gokarts too. With facilities such as the camp kitchen and outdoor barbecue area, you’ll be creating memories your family will be talking about for years to come. Now is the perfect time to call Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park on 5174 6749 to book your holiday getaway with the family. There is a limited-time offer of Kids Stay Free. When booking, use the

Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park has much fun and excitement on offer. 131578 unique booking code ‘KSF14’ to secure your villa for an unforgettable holiday away. This offer is valid for a

minimum two-night bookings only, from now to 28 February (www.parklaneholidayparks. com.au).

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DANCE, MUSIC & DRAMA

Club keeps them coming back for more NARRE Warren Calisthenics Club continues to grow and has enjoyed another successful 2014 competition season. As the club logo promotes, ’Make friends for life’ and this is what its members do. Last year marked many milestones for a number of its girls and it is a credit to the club that many of the seniors of 2014 were the club’s ’tinies’ in 2000. The club has girls who have been members for 10, 15, 20, 30 and 35 years. The club has had success year after year across all sections, but is proud that it has kept the girls at the club doing a sport they love for so long. Calisthenics develops strength, flexibility, de-

portment and co-ordination through its physical items – march, freearm, rods and clubs - while at the same time enhancing grace and poise in aesthetics (an item with elements of ballet) and encouraging girls to express themselves and perform with confidence through singing and dancing. Calisthenics is such a diverse sport and a team sport, and the club welcomes new members to come and have a go.

The first three classes in February are free for new members and classes are offered to girls from four years of age to masters, 27 years of age plus. The club’s masters are in their sixth year. Former cala girls or those who have experience as a dancer or who are just keen to give it a try can drop by on 2 February and join. The club competes at local competitions and the juniors, intermediates and seniors go to the Royal South Street competitions in Ballarat (the

highlight for every girl – which is performing at Her Majesty’s Theatre). Weekly classes are held in the performing arts hall at Fleetwood Primary School, Fleetwood Drive, Narre Warren. For class times or more information call president Marilyn Howlett on 0468 492 611 or 9795 1298. See the website for more details www.narrewarrencalisthenicsclub.com. Narre Warren Calisthenics Club encourages young performers to express themselves and perform with confidence through singing and dancing.

Caroline Etienne Ballet Centre Hallam Senior College Hallam & Resurrection School KEySBoRougH

Tel: 9587 5258 mob: 0419 575 401

ceballetcentre@gmail.com Director: Caroline Etienne

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We offer dance classes for fun and fitness with fully qualified teachers

ClaSSiCal | Jazz | Tap | Hip Hop

ACADEMIC, MUSIC, PRINCIPAL’S

Scholarships for 2016 St Margaret’s and Berwick Grammar School are currently offering scholarships for Year 5 to 11 to commence in 2016 for girls and boys at our single gender campuses.

2015 Evening Programs Detailed information regarding the scholarship program can be obtained by visiting our websites: www.stmargarets.vic.edu.au

NOW AVAILABLE For more details on the extensive range of opportunities available please contact the Performing Arts Administrator on 9703 8111.

www.berwickgrammar.vic.edu.au

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Trades & Services V Electricians

DANDENONG ELECTRICAL MAINTENANCE REC 3841

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ALL BATHROOM AND KITCHEN RENOVATIONS Tiling internal walls remove and replace Verandas pergolas porches decking and doors Sliding doors windows repair and maintenance

Please call Sam: 0434 341 770 FREE QUOTES

(include your name, address and phone number)

Mail: Network Classifieds, PO Box 9, Pakenham

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(1.5% credit card processing fee applies. Cheques and money orders can be posted in or hand delivered to our local office)

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Lic: 20982

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LOCK UP QUALITY GATES ALL TYPES OF GATES & FENCES • Automatic & Sliding • Ballustrading • Pool & Garden Fencing FREE QUOTES

• 9791 9877 • 0411 636 400

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Jason 1300 644 698

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Aluminium, Timber and UPVC Windows Free Measure and quote

9794 7913

V Celebrants BRUCE SHAND, JP. Celebrant. Weddings, namings, vow renewals. All areas. Ph: 9879 6726. www.bruceshand.com.au

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Black Opal 12 Dandenong Street, Dandenong 10am-very late

47 Glendale Ave, Hastings Prices Discounted

5979 3066

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FIRE WOOD

Free delivery in the Dandenong metro area.

Ph: 9706 4685/0419 304 555 V For Sale

POOL TABLE Width 1.2 metres, Length 2.3 metres and Height 0.8 metres. Comes with all accessories plus wooden board for dining table. $350. Contact 9546 1129. SEWING MACHINE, industrial, plain, Singer, 96KSV7, works well for outdoor, indoor sewing job. $ 250. 0411 617 284.

V Garage Sales DANDENONG NORTH 2/8 Pearson Street, Saturday 17th January, 8am-3pm. Clothes, home wares and much more.

Visit

Paradise

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RELAXATION MASSAGE, Monday Saturday. 10am-7pm. Phone 0412 628 856.

Dry split Red Gum $280 per ton, Dry split Yellow Box $350 per ton, Split Mallee Stumps $330 per ton, Mountain Ash $250 per ton.

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Find local work with an advert in the

Dandenong

23 November 2015

ALL ADVERTISEMENTS booked under this classification are strictly for ancillary roles only. To comply with the law it is still an offence under the Sex Work Act 1994 to publish any statements intended or likely to induce a person to seek work as a sex worker.

2m³, 3m³, 4m³ & 5m³ Trailers Provided

0417 382 700

11 May 2015

Monday

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NEAT PLUMBING SERVICE Lic. Number 27186

No Job Too Small

Monday

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• Hot Water Specialists • Blocked Drains • Toilet, Tap & Pipe Repairs • Dishwasher Installations • Gas Installations & Service

Dandenong

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Servicing all of Greater Melbourne

• All loading done • Fast Service • Cheapest Prices Guaranteed • Free Quote • Asbestos Removal • Demolition large and small Phone Con on 9 5 1 2 4 9 0 1 or 0411 640 441

Dandenong

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9 November 2015

All Rubbish & Garden Clean-ups Call Shane 0407 599 616

Monday

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For a fast free quote to have your rubbish removed or your garden pruned or even a small odd job.

Dandenong

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V Pets & Services HORSE FLOAT, Ranger, extended double float, total refurbishment inside and out, including new spray job inside and out. New upholstery, electric brake and new led lights and wiring etc. $10,000neg. 0428 828 430.

V Massage Therapists ADVERTISERS, in this section are qualified practitioners and offer non-sexual services.

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Dandenong

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Monday

9700 1899 - 0439 931 138

SPRINGVALE ROOFING

9 February 2015

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For all types of Gutter replacement - Colorbond or Aluminium. Forget painting use Colorbond fascia cover!

Call Brett: 0428 145 657

Lic 47089

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MY SPACE ALL HOURS, On site computer repairs, upgrades, software, internet and networks. For small businesses and home users. Reliable service. Phone Ian: 9799 8884.

- FULL BODY CARE Full body relaxation massage by mature asian female therapist. Shower facility. Room 33, Vanity Court, 200 Thomas Street, Dandenong. Katie 0402 420 986.

ADVERTISERS PLEASE NOTE 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.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS

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ANTENNAS

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NEED TO SELL? Looking for houses in local area. Call Dave 0428 678 489.

V To Let DANDENONG, two minute walk to plaza, 5BR house, no agent. $395pw. 9706 2748, 0404 043 839. kvt3archies@optusnet. com.au

Motoring

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Tribute humbles Barnes By JARROD POTTER WHILE he’s humbled to receive Cricket Victoria recognition, it has never been a driving force for Peter Barnes with his passion for local cricket. Barnes, 71, North Dandenong, has been a part of the Dandenong District Cricket Association (DDCA) executive committee for 25 years and was honoured as one of Cricket Victoria’s 20 outstanding volunteers at its Volunteer Recognition Breakfast on daythree of the Boxing Day Test match in December at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). No one could question Barnes’ commitment to all things DDCA as a 10-year veteran of the president’s seat as well as serving in various other roles on the committee in his two-and-a-half decades of helping the Dandenong-area cricket community. Heading in to the Australia versus

India Boxing Day Test was an experience in itself for Barnes - who was none the wiser about the association nominating him for the award and would have been just as happy without the recognition as it’s his passion to help out. “It was very humbling actually,” Barnes said. “I didn’t know the association had nominated me for the volunteer recognition… I didn’t know until I got the letter from Cricket Victoria. “My involvement with the association - I think has been 25 years on the executive - you enjoy the camaraderie of the people that you actually work with and do all these things with… it’s something you enjoy as a pastime or a hobby. “It is a very humbling experience to be nominated for something like that because that’s not the reason you do - you don’t do it so you can get

Peter Barnes, centre, was recognised for his volunteer cricket work by Cricket Victoria at the Boxing Day Test. 132858 Picture: CRICKET VICTORIA recognition, you do it because that’s what you want to do.” It’s been 25 years since he was first elected onto the executive and while Barnes doesn’t remember why he even stood for election in the first place, he wouldn’t change it for the world. “I’m not really sure why I stood the first time I stood to be elected on the executive I missed out… didn’t get on there,” Barnes said. “As far as a catalyst I’m not sure really of the reason why I did it, but I did it and it was a worthwhile opportunity.” Barnes’ 10 seasons at the helm of the DDCA from 1994/95 to 2004/05 - in what he calls an “enjoyable and rewarding, if not challenging at times experience” - followed his time with North Dandenong Cricket Club beginning in the mid-1970s as a founding member and life member.

He was named a DDCA life member in 2001 and his focus has switched to his camerawork as Barnes goes around the grounds filming the matches for the annual Allan Wookey Medal vote count. Barnes believes the association has improved dramatically in the last 20 years with the introduction of covers and the improving skill-level of Turf cricket along with the creation and cultivation of junior pathways. “We offer all forms for cricket from Milo In2cricket… there’s a pathway for six and seven-years-olds and that extends all the way to seniors in the same association,” Barnes said. “Then we provide masters for people like me who get too old to play Saturday competitive cricket - if you want to continue with masters’ cricket, we’re one of the only associations that

provides it.” Cricket Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tony Dodemaide said the governing body was committed to recognising the extraordinary contributions that volunteers make to the game as many associations, clubs and teams would not exist without their support. “On behalf of Cricket Victoria, I would like to congratulate this year’s outstanding volunteers,” Dodemaide said. “I would like to thank this year’s recipients as well as all of the volunteers across the state for their continued support and tireless efforts to help our game thrive.” Also recognised for their volunteering efforts at the breakfast were Andrew Kincaid (Noble Park) and John Wise (Berwick Springs CC).

Sisco’s faultless display all the Rage Marinko caught on the Hop By JASON ADAMS

THURSDAY night racing belonged to Lara trainer John Galea as Sisco Rage produced a faultless display of speed and strength to take out the General Destini @ Stud Grade 5 final at Sandown Park. Uncharacteristically, Sisco Rage hit the ground running out of box 1 and led his rivals first time past the post. From that stage onwards he was unchallenged, going on to win by three lengths in a fast 29.26. Full of smiles post-race, trainer John Galea was surprised more than anyone by the performance. “He never comes out like that,” Galea said. “He came out of the box poorly last week in his heat, but given his racing style he’s able to make his own luck.” The run underlined Sisco Rage’s versatility, having won over all three distances at Sandown Park. “He’s won here over 715m before he would of ran well over any distance tonight.” “I don’t know where I’ll take him to next, I’m not one to plan ahead,” Galea laughed. The $12,000 first prize escalated his prize money tally to $114,655. Earlier in the night emerging talent Astronomic added yet another win to his already impressive record, having taken out the GRV Vic Bred final. Trained by young school teacher Stephanie Cameron, the two-year-old claimed his 10th win in just his 13th career start, having led all the way in 29.60.

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John Galea was all smiles after Sisco Rage stormed home in the Destini @ Stud Grade 5 final Picture: SUPPLIED on Thursday night. 132861

CALLED into the Australian side on extremely short notice, Australian tennis player Marinko Matosevic served his country proudly at the Hopman Cup. Matosevic, 29, from North Dandenong, made the mad dash from Brisbane to Perth to replace the injured Matt Ebden in the ITF Hopman Cup and excelled in his first outing at the international teams tournament. The world number 77 had a week going from perilous lows to soaring heights as he was called into the Australian side after a firstround defeat at the Brisbane International. Partnering with Casey Dellacqua for the second of three tournament rounds, Matosevic’s shining achievement was a comefrom-behind victory over Frenchman Benoit Paire on Wednesday night as the Dandenong dasher fought back from a set down to take the victory 2-6, 6-4, 6-2. France held on to defeat Australia in the mixed doubles 7-6(7-3), 7-5 to take the tie. Great Britain ended the Australian run at the Hopman Cup on Friday night as Andy Murray and Heather Watson proved too powerful for the Matosevic/Dellacqua tandem, clinching all three matches in straight sets. Australia lost on the opening night to eventual winners Poland 0-3 to leave the home side winless through the round-robin stage.


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WNBL - Round 12

Rangers fly fully loaded By JARROD POTTER

Endeavour Hills’ Justin Merlino calls through his team mate Ben Swift for an equally swift Picture: JARROD POTTER single. 132887

Perera packs a punch By JARROD POTTER AN ALL-ROUND master class from Marasinghe Perera (117 not out and 4/28) guided Noble Park (6/233cc) to a huge one-day win over Ormond (143) to kick-start the New Year. The bleak forecast and the loss of two early Bulls’ wickets didn’t deter Perera from piling on his best VSDCA score and second century in as many seasons. The revival started with an 83-run third wicket partnership between Perera and Ash Bradshaw (32) turning the tables on Ormond. The pair feasted on Richard Stanyon (1/59) and Cameron Doherty (1/65) as the Bulls upped the run-rate past five-an-over. The lower order backed their number four after Bradshaw fell to Stanyon, as Noble Park ran up the scoreboard to 233 by innings end. Rizan Mawzoon (24 not out), Paul Hill (19) and Chris Lee (11) smashed anything in their wheelhouse and rotated the strike back to their centurion as he raised the bat and left Ormond with a pile of runs to hunt down. Perera (4/28) would not end his stellar match after putting the pads away - rattling through the Ormond tail with his spin leaving the result beyond doubt. Mawzoon (2/10) and Sean Schubert (2/18) were equally impressive as they smashed past the Ormond top order.

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Tegan Cunningham came up with the clutch rebound and tip-in to give Dandenong the away over ladder leader - and until now unbeaten at home - Townsville. 129256 Picture: JARROD POTTER

ENDEAVOUR HILLS (150) did not fare as well in their four-wicket loss to Box Hill (6/152) as the top order collapsed. The wickets fell rapidly on the slow deck at Sydney Pargeter Reserve as the Eagles’ top order fell to 6/56. Ben Swift (17) toiled to stay at the crease, similarly Justin Merlino (15) held on, preventing a collapse unfolding before the duo succumbed. Swift’s innings would draw to a close off Robert Fortington (3/22), leaving the work up to the lower order. The Eagles found plenty of life in the tail as Vaughan Baxter (30), Richard Saniga (28) and captain Chris Pereira (14) eked out a 150 par-

score on a bleak day. Endeavour Hills made the Mustangs fight for every run as an inspired knock from Gaurav Parikh (85) proved the difference between the sides. Parikh singlehandedly took on the Eagles’ attack as Periera (2/20) and Alastair Christy (1/30) toiled valiantly. Parikh fell to Christy with 10 left to notch, but the Mustangs lower order completed the task with three overs to spare. Noble Park now leap into the top six with the win, displacing Endeavour Hills. Heavy rain on Friday and poor forecasts forced the postponement of the remaining Dandenong area fixtures, including the DDCA Turf grades along with Victorian Premier Cricket men’s and women’s competitions.

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FIVE wins in a row were made all that much sweeter for the Dandenong Rangers on Saturday with an upset 92-87 victory over WNBL league-leader Townsville. Dandenong would have been able to set their own odds of upsetting the WNBL’s number-one ranked side Townsville at its home court on Saturday night as the Rangers continue to undo the damage of slipping to last place in Round 5. Townsville - led by tall tandem Suzy Batkovic (30 points, 14 rebounds) and Cayla Francis (18 points, 10 rebounds) on the other hand had been unstoppable as it claimed eight-from-eight at home this season... that is before Dandenong showed up in peak form. A 30-point second term cemented Dandenong’s early lead before the visitors pushed out to a 12-point buffer through the third term. It would come down to a battle between Dandenong’s rampaging guards and Townsville’s tall timber. Tegan Cunningham (6 points, 9 rebounds) and Annalise Pickrel (4 points, 6 rebounds) battled bravely to hold off Batkovic and Francis in the defensive end, leaving the offensive work to the Rangers’ star trio - Penny Taylor, Cappie Pondexter and Kathleen Macleod. It was a guard master-class on court as Penny Taylor (23 points, 8 rebounds) and Kathleen Macleod (23 points) found their form beyond the three-point arc. Cappie Pondexter (23 points, 4 assists) celebrated her birthday this week with another powerhouse performance - including the match-sealing three-pointer late in the fourth term - to notch her fourth 20plus point game for the season. Townsville outscored Dandenong in the final term to launch one final assault on maintaining its home-town record, but in the end the Rangers had too many weapons from beyond the perimeter. Shooting at nearly 50 per cent from three-pointer proved the difference as Dandenong outclassed Townsville from long-range. The last nail in Townsville’s unbeaten home season came from Cunningham, who tipped in the game-winner to give Dandenong its best win heading into its final six rounds of the 2014/15 season. With the streak increasing Dandenong’s record to 9-7, the Rangers have flown up the WNBL ladder into fourth and will host Bendigo on Friday night from 7.30pm in their next uphill battle.

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