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Hope for Cerini By Kath Gannaway

An historic photo of the Cerini Centre in its prime. 179346

Ivor Wolstencroft with portraits of Father Cerini. 179346 trees, power poles and fences as a 'flash mob' exhibition in the hope of igniting community support for the building to be retained. Last week he again called on the community to come together in what could be a last ditch opportunity to see Fr. Cerini's legacy retained in community use. "My thought is that the Cerini Centre would make an ideal permanent exhibition space for a local art group, or other community group, but you need two or three committee members willing to fight for it," he said. "I agree with Council, that it needs some-

one who wants to take responsibility for generating rent to at least look after the maintenance of the building, and there are significant restoration costs involved. "I think people are interested (in keeping it) and people don't want to see it falling down. There's and emotional connection there, especially for longer-term residents who went to school there, attended dinners and other community events there, but it needs a community group to need a home," Mr Wolstencroft said. "It needs a community group to put their hand up and say we want a permanent space."


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issues, Mr Wolstencroft concluded that without construction of Glen Avenue, a number of titles are landlocked. "In its current state, with no confirmed access and the cost of connecting services the Cerini Centre is probably of no monetary value," Mr Wolstencroft concluded. He added that Yarra Ranges Council has confirmed it currently has no interest in purchasing the site. Last year Mr Wolstencroft mounted an awareness campaign placing many of the 100 or so portraits he has done of Fr Cerini on

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Warburton resident Ivor Wolstencroft says he has not lost hope that Warburton's Cerini Centre could remain in community ownership. Following approaches to the Minister for Education, James Merlino, the Victorian School Building Authority has put the disposal of the building on hold as they investigate options for its future. The unique circular building was built by Father Charles Cerini in 1952 to provide a Catholic school for Upper Yarra Students. Following its closure in 1992 it was used as a community centre and by Upper Yarra Community House for its VCAL and Step Ahead programs but with the building no longer being used for community education and in the face of mounting maintenance costs, in July 2015 the Cerini Committee of Management, reluctantly handed the building back to the Education Department. While the property which abuts the Warburton Primary School is part of the school land there are a number of complicated road and subdivision issues that have plagued early attempts to obtain titles to the land, and address issues such as sewerage and road access. In a letter dated 12 February this year, the Chief Executive Officer of the VSBA, Chris Keating responded on behalf of the Minister. "A key element of any decision regarding the future of the building will be whether an organisation or community group can commit to take responsibility for the building," he advised. "Since the building is not an education facility, its ongoing management does not fall within the remit of the Department of Education and Training. "In the meantime, I can confirm that the possible disposal of the building will be placed on hold while these matters are investigated." Last year, in a list of 16 issues that impact on the future sale/ownership of the centre, Mr Wolstencroft identified that the centre does not sit on a separate distinct title and any sale process would require title boundaries to be redrawn. Detailing a complicated series of ownership


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With nine meningococcal cases diagnosed in the Eastern Metropolitan region last year, the Victorian Government has extended its lifesaving free meningococcal vaccination program for Year 10 students until 31 December 2018 to protect teenage Victorians against the deadly disease.

By Kath Gannaway Connection was a key theme at the Healesville Women4Women event on Sunday, 18 March. Presented by Strengthening Women in Healesville network as a launch event for an ongoing network, more than 100 women took part starting with a Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Kim Wandin and followed by a series of inspiring and informative speakers, wellbeing treatments, workshops and craft activities. MC, Cr Fiona McAllister put herself firmly in the picture identifying as a woman, sister, daughter, friend and auntie. "The aim is to improve access, communication and empowerment of women living and working in Healesville. "Today is the start of this initiative and I know it will grow into a self-sustaining collective of women working and living in Healesville," she said. An event on Sunday, 29 April in Healesville will maintain the momentum and the energy that was generated in bucket loads on the day. The two hour get-together will be the first meeting aimed at shaping the group and having fun with Red Moon Rising access-friendly belly dancing and yoga. Women4Women organiser, Anita Koochew from Eastern Community Legal Centre, said the March event set a strong foundation for the group with the sense of connection a highlight. "It was the connection of women and that it actually helped local women as well as the organisations to connect with each other in an environment that felt safe, warm, relaxed and

The Department of Health & Human Services is urging parents of teenagers who are not attending school to be informed about the vaccinations and the disease.

Event organiser Anita Koochew from Eastern Community Legal Centre with Wurundjeri Elder Kim Wandin. 179394 Pictures: Kath Gannaway. fun," she said. "That was one of our goals and I felt there was a lot of connection happening on the day." Each speaker was asked to give a closing message. Describing Healesville women as strong, beautiful and bold, Lesley Porter said "Remember, you are not your story, you can created a new story every time you wake up. Dr Doseena Fergie addressed her message in particular to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the room. "We are at a disadvantage even in gender equality. I encourage our mob here to keep on keeping on. You are strong and resilient women, you keep on standing strong sisters."

Michelle Atwell said "We all wear different hats - mum, work colleague, partner, friend; put a hat on for you and take some time out for you," she said. Michelle Cornelius was wearing her health nurse hat. "There are lots of services in Healesville. If you need help or support, ask someone," she said. And Kristine Olaris encouraged women to speak up. "Be a bit courageous about pushing for women's equality. Be vocal about what you think." To register for the 29 April event email . For more information join the Healesville Women 4 Women group on facebook .

Young people aged 15 and 16 years old are at a greater risk of carrying and spreading meningococcal bacteria, as one in five carry it in the back of their throats and can pass the bacteria to family members and friends. The best way to protect young people, and the wider community, is through the free and safe vaccination on offer. One in 10 cases if meningococcal disease proves to be fatal with death occurring within 24-48 hours of diagnosis. Two in every 10 people who survive the disease are left with a permanent disability such as brain damage or the loss of fingers, toes or limbs. To find out more about the community immunisation sessions please contact your local council. For health advice call NURSEON-CALL on 1300 60 60 24, or call 000 in an emergency. To find out more about meningococcal disease or the free vaccine program visit www., or follow Better Health Channel on social media.

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Tuesday, 3 April, 2018


Times are changing By Kath Gannaway The Upper Yarra Public Cemetery at Wesburn is an evolving reflection of the region with the headstones giving a clue into the lives and times of residents of the Upper Yarra for 125 years ... so far! For the volunteer trust that runs the cemetery, the historic elements are integral, but so is keeping the cemetery relevant to today's changing needs. Frank Colverson has been on the Trust for around 40 years, and there are a number of others who are long-time custodians of the special piece of Wesburn. Two new natural bushland areas are part of the response to change they have seen over the years. "More people are interested in the environment now and want to have as little disturbance to the natural environment as possible when they are buried," Mr Colverson said. Donna Buang and Little Yarra bushland areas have been established for families wishing to arrange burials that are respectful of the environment. "It is natural bushland where we have no mowed lawns and no headstones making a very low impact on the environment." The Trust's vision for the bushland burial areas has taken almost 18 months to be realised involving expert guidance to create a natural planting program and drawing on the participation of Upper Yarra Landcare Group and local community members. It is a departure from the traditional grid format which Mr Colverson explained are defined by religious denominations. "Anyone who didn't identify as a particular religion went into the Church of England," Mr Colverson recalled. As has always been the case, in a response to the local community, one of those denominations is Muslim. "Just after the second world war we had a

IN BRIEF Theft warning for Yarra Valley Yarra Junction police are urging residents to lock their doors and secure items of value following an increase in theft around the Yarra Valley. Yarra Junction Police said that residents can take simple steps such as engraving power tools with license numbers as well as placing items of value out of view to reduce the likelihood of items being taken. Putting license numbers on equipment means that if they are recovered police are able to easily identify the owners. "First and foremost we need to reduce the opportunity," Police said. "Don't leave keys in a position where they can be found, if you have motorbikes or quad and don't leave them or the keys visible." "Ensure that you lock the garage." Anyone who witnesses individuals acting suspiciously are also urged to contact triple 0.

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Frank Colverson and Julie Ormsby in the Little Yarra Bushland Burials area. 178248 lot of people coming to Millgrove and Wesburn from Albania and we did cater for their families with a small Muslim section," he explained. "A cemetery is a reflection of the community in many ways. In earlier days everyone would attend a funeral in a suit, and people would doff their hats when a hearse went by. The ceremonies themselves were more formal as well." The established Ben Cairn Lawn area has also been extended. "The work carried out on a voluntary basis on this area by Brendan Halit of Yarra Ranges Contracting and Eddy Woods of Woods Earthmoving is another great example of the community involvement in the cemetery," Mr Colverson said.

Picture: Rob Carew

Cemeteries are public places people are welcome to walk through. Trust member Rosemary Crowley has conducted history walks over the years and there are hundreds of stories to tell. In addition to overseeing the evolution of the cemetery, Mr Colverson said the Trust is always working to ensure that the cemetery continues to serve at the same community level with succession planning always part of their plans. Anyone who would like to know more about the cemetery, or enquire about the work of the Trust can phone secretary, Julie Ormsby, on 5967 2572 on Wednesdays, mobile 0408 310 179, or visit for more information.

Police are investigating following a fatal collision in Marysville just before 3pm on Saturday 31 March. It is believed a vehicle and a motorcycle collided on Marysville-Woods Point Road. The yet to be identified male motorcyclist died at the scene and no one else was injured. The exact cause of the incident is yet to be determined and Marysville-Woods Point Road was closed for several hours while emergency services investigated the incident. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit an online report at www.crimestoppersvic.

SES rocks at Warby By Kath Gannaway Warburton was booming over Easter with one of the main attractions the annual Easter Fundraiser run this year by the Upper Yarra SES. With the backing of the Warburton Advancement League, the SES volunteers took on the Easter family day which is a popular attraction for locals, holiday-makers and visitors. Healesville band The Rockin' Tones kept the 50s and 60s music going all afternoon, there were raffles, Easter eggs, mini-golf, market stalls and plenty to eat and drink including the SES sausage sizzle and the Warburton Primary School's famous lemonade tent. SES volunteer Merril Brunt said it was a successful first year for the unit as organisers. She said they had great support from a number of organisations including Warburton Holiday Park, Warburton/Yarra Junction Bendigo Bank and businesses from Woori Yallock through to Warburton who contributed to the raffle prizes.

Veteran of many Easters at Warburton, Andrew Hartley from Mont Albert with rabbit-dog Dante. 179459

"We couldn't do it without that generous support and it is just great that people have come here today and had fun," she said. See more photos online at .

Yarra Junction ex-pat Lillian Martin rocked and rolled with Wayne McGrath to the words of ''Dream Pictures: Kath Gannaway Lover''. 179459


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Consider ecosystem Ecologist Michael Smith For trees to be in good health and provide ecosystem services, they rely on other biology to form relationships with. Let us ponder old growth trees. Due to their size, eucalypts over 100 years old are highly productive nectar sources, providing copious amounts of energy for nectar feeders (honeyeater birds and nectar loving insects) which pollinate as they go from flower to flower. These animals help turn over another generation of trees. Other insects like feeding on eucalypt parts without providing any symbiotic favour. Lerps, for instance, feed on eucalypt leaves

and beetles bore underneath outer bark layers to feed on cambium. If left uncontrolled, these insects can have devasting impacts on eucalypt health. Thankfully, in a functioning forest ecosystem insectivore birds such as treecreepers and thornbills and grub eating birds like currawongs help control their population. This helps ensure old growth trees remain alive and kicking. Large eucalypts are also well known for their hollows that provide homes for over a third of Australian birds, and for many mammals. Larger birds such as rosellas and Powerful Owls require bigger hollows; and these take some time (200 plus years) to develop. Larger limbs need to drop, followed by insects and fungi to breakdown bark material. In return, rosellas help spread seeds and Powerful Owls prey on possums that defoliate eucalypt leaves. Essentially, old growth trees are like the

heart of an ecosystem, helping keep many parts alive. Fortunately, these trees are recognised for their worth and often, but not always, are saved from the chopping block. However, old growth trees are not the only important trees in an ecosystem. Small birds, for example, prefer to travel through trees with thorns (Acacia verticillata, Acacia paradoxa) as they make their way to the larger eucalypt trees for feeding. Mammals such as possums and Sugar Gliders use young and often skinny trees to both hop across an ecosystem and for feeding. It is therefore my belief that whole ecosystems need to be considered if we want to reap the rewards of the ecosystem services provided by trees. For if you only leave a few old trees on a block or in a forest, this will not allow forest ecosystems to provide flood protection, help regulate carbon sequestration, water purification or prevent soil erosion.

LETTERS Multi-level park too complex I refer to the recent article (Mountain Views Mail, 13 March 2018) on Evelyn MP Christine Fyffe’s renewed call for the construction of a Cave Hill railway station. This is indeed welcome news; the station is essential and will be even more important after a new subdivision adds thousands of dwellings to the area. I would however request that she reconsider her proposal for a double-storey carpark at Mooroolbark station. I understand where this demand comes

from, but I urge the adoption of an alternative strategy. Parking spaces at ground level cost around $15,000 per space to build. Construction of multi-level parking costs between $40,000 and $84,000 per space, depending on the complexity of the parking building. An additional cost comes in the form of traffic congestion, which worsens when we encourage more private car traffic onto roads during peak travel periods. Improved bus services on the other hand, which could remove the need for 40-50 parking spaces per busload of passengers, can be relatively inexpensive.

The buses already exist, but are used inefficiently on outdated routes that were never planned to coordinate with trains. Some routes were actually planned, decades ago, as competition for rail services. An overhaul of bus timetables and routes could therefore reduce the parking demand at Mooroolbark station (and Lilydale, Croydon and Ringwood East) and avoid the increase in capital expenditure, and the resultant traffic congestion, that would come from building bigger carparks. Philip Roper, Yarra Glen






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Kurth Kiln Open Day The Kurth Kiln Heritage Festival on Sunday, 8 April, is a celebration of local history promoting active volunteering, with various displays and activities for the whole family. It is a free event from 10am to around 4pm with the Hoddles Creek Red Cross is catering for food and drinks. Location is the historic kiln site at the Kurth Kiln Picnic Ground, Kurth Kiln Regional Park.

Art of Speech The Art of Speech Community Festival, 13-15 April, will present a new festival for Healesville with storytelling, poetry, comedy, workshops, zines, games and inspirational speeches. Visit , or visit on facebook for a program and booking details.

Wellspring Open Day Wellspring in Warburton will be hosting an Open Day from 10am to 2pm on Sunday, 8 April. Go along for a meet and greet with practitioners and the chance to talk about what is on offer at the non-for-profit centre, including various spaces, with Hypnobirthing info session, Yoga, Pilates and Qi Gong sessions, hot fresh chai and nibbles.

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Tuesday, 3 April, 2018


Mixed response to RFAs By Kath Gannaway Regional Forest Agreements (RFAs) covering the Central Highlands, East Gippsland and the North East have been extended by the State and Federal governments, bringing them into line with two other agreements that expire in 2020. The current RFAs, established 20 years ago, are agreements between the Federal Government and the states which aim to achieve a balance of the economic, social and environmental values of native forests. The imminent expiry of the three RFAs forced a decision. The two-year extension has been welcomed by the broader timber industry as providing certainty for the next two years, but the Greens and environmental groups have decried the move saying it opens a two-year window of opportunity for "untold damage" to Victoria's native forests. Announcing the extension on Tuesday, 27 March, the State Government said it was modernising the RFAs to support jobs and improve the long-term management of Victoria's forests. They said the two-year extension would provide certainty for timber harvesting operations and the workers in the industry while providing time for consultation with scientific bodies, industry and the community to bring the RFA framework into the current era. "Our RFAs are more than 20 years old, and don't reflect modern forest science or the needs of local communities - that's why it's so important to modernise these agreements and get them right," Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lily D'Ambrosio said. Referencing the concurrent announcement that around 2,500 hectares of the Kuark Forest in Gippsland would be protected, Ms D'Ambrosio said "This is about protecting more old growth forests like the Kuark Forest and protecting threatened species so future generations can appreciate them." Peak associations representing Victoria's timber industry have 'cautiously' welcomed the

The timber industry has welcomed the RFA decision as a job saver.

Conservation groups want a stop to logging, saying RFAs don't work. announcement stating in a joint Victorian Association of Forest Industries (VAFI) and Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) release that more needs to be done to secure the longterm future for jobs and resource supply. They are calling for a 20-year extension to all five RFAs to achieve that aim. "Victoria's highly-regulated timber industry strongly supports the RFA framework, which provides 20-year plans for the sustainable management and conservation of Australia's publicly owned forests," VAFI CEO Tim Johnston said. He called for extended RFAs to include guaranteed volume and quality of timber supply for allow for long-term investment in value adding technology. "We're keen to see the detail and program Ph. 5967 2167

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timelines for the next two years, but these extensions are a positive signal that both governments are committed to the future of Victoria's responsibly-managed timber industry." AFPA CEO Ross Hampton said the RFAs had achieved the right balance between the environmental, social and economic considerations. "RFAs are required by law to be independently reviewed every five years, and all reviews conducted have found that they are meeting or exceeding all environmental objectives," he said. CEO of the state-owned timber harvesting and resale company VicForests, Nathan Trushall, also welcomed the extension saying it provided certainty for their customers and contractors while a more extensive review by state

and federal governments is undertaken. The Greens, and environmental groups, however, have condemned the RFAs as "archaic" and both the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews for signing off on the two-year extension. They say not only do the RFAs preserve the status quo, giving loggers guaranteed supplies of timber from native forests, but exempt them from federal environmental laws and do nothing to protect forests from logging. While welcoming the Kuark Forest decision, Victorian Senator and Greens spokesperson for Forests, Samantha Dunn MLC, said the twoyear extension, does nothing to protect highconservation forests that are home to threatened species such as Leadbeater's possum and the Greater Glider. " ... the worst thing the state and federal governments could do for our native forests is to extend them as a package (five RFAs) when the time comes," she said. Australian Greens Senator Janet Rice also labelled the decision 'extremely disappointing' saying the RFAs haven't worked. She called for an end to native forest logging and a shift to 100 per cent plantation-sourced timber. Friends of the Earth (FoE) are also critical of the decision with campaigns co-ordinator Cam Walker calling for a stop to logging. "RFAs have been an unmitigated disaster for native forests. It is essential that the state government put a moratorium on any logging that may affect endangered species while the scientific and economic reassessment is conducted," he said. While welcoming the Kuark Forest protection, he said there remain important old growth forests that are still unprotected. "This is a good start, and the next step must include the moratorium, the creation of the Great Forest National Park in the Central Highlands, and a full transition package for workers in the native forest industry," Mr Walker said.

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Tuesday, 3 April, 2018


By Peter Douglas Yarra Ranges Council will consider increasing funding for its Civic Centre redevelopment due to an unanticipated surge in cost projection of $3.6 million dollars. At its Tuesday 27 March meeting, council voted for recommending an increase to the original $28 million budget, which was passed in December last year, citing escalating building costs and implementation of safety recommendations. As a whole, council mostly supported the recommendation, although failed to win the support of Cr Fiona McAllister, who said she could not support a 12 per cent increase in allocated funds. Yarra Ranges Council chief executive officer, Glenn Patterson, said the present economic landscape needed to be a consideration. "A routine review of the project cost plan revealed that we had only allocated a 5 per cent construction contingency, instead of the industry standard of 10," Mr Patterson said. "As the designs were signed off on 19 months ago, and there are now more publicly funded works happening across the state, the price of construction has increased substantially." If approved, the additional funds will be taken from Council's Asset Renewal Reserve funding, which is a standard approach for capital projects. "This will not impact on the delivery of any of our capital works or our asset-renewal program, and will mean we won't have to borrow as much money for the Civic Centre project,"

Former mayor, Jason Callanan, inspects loose wires inside the in-need-of-repair building. 153408 Mr Patterson said. Cr Tony Stevenson, who moved the motion, said, upon further investigation, council should find it reasonable that more funds are required. "We've moved on from a conceptual design to a detailed design. Through that process ... we've discovered things we would rather have discovered earlier," Cr Stevenson said. "It's a hot market at the moment for construction. There is a lot of activity, a lot of capital works happening. Those are the types of things that are pushing the cost." Though, Cr Stevenson said there was some positive aspects, with council needing to borrow $4.1 million less than what was originally planned. Cr Stevenson said this represented a drop in the loan amount from around 75% to 70%. Despite the sentiment, Cr Fiona McAllister

believed other options could've been explored. "I fully support the need for the redevelopment ... but, I think an increase of over 12 per cent in the project cost is something that I cannot support," Cr McAllister said. "I fully appreciate the circumstances in many of those instances that have led to unanticipated costs, but I still think that we have a set budget and should stick with that." Cr McAllister said the extra funds should be viewed in terms of how it could be used to help the community. "Whilst I think in the scheme of things, $2 to $3 million doesn't often sound like much, but I think about the bang for our buck we get from investing back into our community," Cr McAllister said. "I still believe in, and have huge faith in, the team running this project. And I have such faith that I believe they could run this project successfully without this additional money. "The return on investment (for the offices) is substantial. The buildings around us are decaying ... but I cannot support in excess of a 12 per cent increase in cost at this stage." Interestingly, concerns about a blow-out in cost were raised back in December last year, with Cr Tim Heenan flagging that possibility. Cr Heenan also queried whether, with more people working from home in the future, and sharing office space, it was the best spend of ratepayers' money. "I just hope it will be value for money and the community space and office space will serve its purpose well into the future," Cr Heenan said.

By Peter Douglas Yarra Ranges Council has shored up funding streams for many community-based events and services over the next four years. At its Tuesday 27 March meeting, council endorsed the 2018-2022 Partnership Grants program, which provides 35 community groups with almost $2 million in funds, and which will go towards supporting a healthy, connected Yarra Ranges. Of the recipients, 13 Creative Community grants will be awarded, with a total of $158,650 for the first year and 633,230 over the four-year program. In addition, 23 Connected and Healthy Communities grants will be awarded, with $334,950 in the first year and $1,332,800 over the program's entirety. Member of the grants assessment panel, Andrew Fullagar, spoke about the impact of the program. "Some of these applications you can't assess in dollars and cents alone. There are intangible benefits, including connection, care and inclusion," he said. The 2012 Yarra Ranges Citizen of the Year recipient said it was time for council to consider increasing the funding for partnership grants, given its significance to the community. Cr Fiona McAllister said the grants, in many cases, are worth much more than ensuring community connectedness. "Groups such as Lilydale Assist, the Dandenong Ranges Emergency Relief Service (DRERS) - those groups all pack a punch so much above their weight," Cr McAllister said. "As we come into winter, and after speaking with some of those groups, it is such an important sector to ensure we do get through funding. "When you look at what they provide, there are families that don't eat if that don't get the support provided by DRERS and HICCI (Healesville Inter-Church Community Care). "There are families who don't have bedding if not for this support. 12383796-ACM15-18

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Their smiles go for miles Valley Dental has been open for two years and is a family practice run by sisters Dr Rupali Prabhu and Dr Sonali Prabhu. The practice features a team of friendly and passionate women who are focused on providing a positive outcome for patients and their families - they also have a full understanding of all dental needs and provide appropriate tailor-made treatment to suit. The dedicated team pride themselves on providing compassionate and professional services to all families in the region offering general dental treatment, including build-up of worn down dentition, check-ups, cleans, fillings, extractions, root canals, root removals, mouthguards, bleaching treatments, crowns and bridges as well as referrals to a specialist dentist if required. Dr Sonali Prabhu said they enjoyed providing the service for the community. “We find the Yarra Valley a very friendly and welcoming place,” Dr Prabhu said. “People are helpful, friendly and a pleasure to work with.” Valley Dental’s nurses are also local, experienced and are well versed with the community’s needs. “We have a team of professionals who enjoy working with the community to provide affordable dental treatment catered to the client needs,” Dr Prabhu explained. “We treat patients of all ages, from tiny tots to the older patients.” Valley Dental accepts all private health insurance funds and provides Medicare bulk billing for children aged two to 17 years for eligible patients from $700 to $1000. Having completed two years in Wandin, Valley Dental would like to thank the commu-

Run by sisters Dr Sonali Prabhu and Dr Rupali Prabhu, Valley Dental features a team of friendly and passionate women who are focused on Picture: ROB CAREW providing a positive outcome for patients and their families. 168862 nity for their continued support. As a special offer, check-up cleans and X-rays are currently $160, and check-up cleans and in-chair

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Your Local Dentist in Wandin. Valley Dental is run by sisters Dr Rupali Prabhu and Dr Sonali Prabhu. We are a family based practice that believe in serving the dental needs of the community. We have staff that are highly experienced in the dental industry and work as a team to provide quality dental services.

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22 room boutique hotel with river and mountain views. Crackling open fires in our cozy communal lounges. Crisp white sheets, comfortable beds and a balcony from which you can enjoy the view. Perfect for a quiet getaway or a group get together.

Oscar's has been around for a long time, under many guises, and is now privately owned by the Birch family who is dedicated to creating a warm, welcoming place for locals and visitors alike. "It's an unbeatable team and is rapidly gaining a reputation for meals that exceed expectations. The menus give simple descriptions - no overblown language here," Christine said. "There are not dozens of dishes from which to choose, but every one is a gem. Have a chat to the wait staff and you'll discover which dishes can be tweaked to suit vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free demands, which are big enough to share, which ones go well together and which wine will best suit. "Like everyone else at Oscar's, they'll do their best to make you feel welcome and at home, and if the good-tempered friendliness doesn't have you coming back, the food surely will!" Oscar's on the Yarra is located at 3185 Warburton Highway in Warburton. For more information, phone 5966 9166 or visit

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Set in a unique location with restaurant views of lush gardens, Oscar's on the Yarra is bound to keep visitors coming back time and time again. And as venue manager Christine Birch explained, it's not only their magnificent meals that will delight guests but the dedicated and welcoming team members. "I've never been convinced of the popular myth that great talent in the kitchen requires angry outbursts and unpleasant behaviour," Christine said. "So it was with great delight that I discovered that not only is Matt Dimech, the chef now happily ensconced at Oscar's on the Yarra, producing fabulous menus, he's also universally well-liked." Christine explained that on the occasion, Matt's wife and children come to visit him at work. "It's obvious this is a family very proud of their dad," she said. "And so should they be! A local with a penchant for growing his own veggies and raising goats, Matt works out of a small kitchen at Oscar's and produces 5-star food for the 4-star guesthouse and restaurant."

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A strange business By Kath Gannaway It's no laughing matter for Bruce Argyle and Lindsay Frost to get together for a rehearsal on the steps of The Memo in Healesville in the early hours of a frosty week-day morning. Oh wait! It is ... it actually is a laughing matter! Healesville Toastmaster member Bruce, and Healesville Lions Club president Lindsay, have been honing their popular radio program 'A Strange Business' for a comedy night on Saturday, 14 April, as part of the inaugural The Art of Speech Community Festival. Their three Clarke and Dawes-style interviews, Entrepreneur, Mattress Tester and Termite Whisperer, are part of a two-hour cabaret-style event which includes humourous speeches, stories, jokes, a food critique, standup comedy, food and drink and more. The idea for the sketches is straight out of the classic Clarke and Dawes manual but with a particular twist. "I've always been a big fan of John Clarke because of his clever raconteur and always had an interest in clever use of speech, puns and use of words in a humourous context," Bruce, said. "The opportunity then to build a story around occupations that don't actually exist was too tempting to resist." Bruce and Lindsay write the scripts and have presented them on Yarra Valley FM 99.1 for the past six months. Moving to a live audience is tickling their funny bones! Typically, Lindsay 's response to a pretty unfunny question ... "What are you looking forward to most about getting up on stage," is pretty funny. "Getting off it alive," he quips ... just like that! (Imagine click of fingers)! Even at 7am sitting on the steps of The Memo and without his coffee hit, his wit kicks in. More seriously he says it's about making people smile. "If we get the occasional giggle, I'll be even happier." In an impressive coup, "A Strange Business"

Soul music in the Valley By Kath Gannaway

Strange Business - Bruce Argyle and Lindsay Frost. 179382 has been accepted into the 32nd Melbourne Comedy Festival as an official event. Last year 760,382 people attend the iconic festival. Next year when the MCF figures go up in lights those who were lucky enough to be among the 120 people who shared a laugh or several at what may well be the first ever locally-produced MCF event in the Yarra Valley, will be included in the numbers. Locally too the show will be 'out there' with 99.1 broadcasting the entire night live to air as part of a 10-hour live coverage of the festival over the weekend. Other events over the weekend include a Scary Stories night on Friday the 13th (suitable

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Conscious roots artist Saritah brings her uniquely feminine blend of reggae, roots and positive soul music to ECOSS on Friday, 6 April, for a one-off solo acoustic concert. Singer, songwriter and musician Saritah is on a worldwide musical mission to uplift, inspire and heal. Born in Seoul, South Korea, raised in Perth, Australia, and currently based in Los Angeles, California, she calls the world home. With a positive vision for the future that shines through every word she sings and every note she plays, Saritah's music is universally appealing, and is equally and enthusiastically embraced by all walks of life. A festival favourite with her infectious, beaming smile and colourful, energetic live shows, Saritah has graced some of the world's most renowned musical gatherings and stages, from Glastonbury in the UK to the California Roots Festival, Reggae Sunska in France to Greenroom in Japan, Saritah has toured consistently for over a decade, spreading a message of love, light, peace, justice and evolution. Inspired by the beauty of life, as well as the overwhelming realities that face humanity on a day-to-day basis, Saritah's songs are celebrations, revelations, invocations, affirmations. She will be at ECOSS in Wesburn on Friday, 6 April, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm with tickets priced from $10 to $20 through

for children and adults) a Community Debate on the Saturday, speeches, workshops, storytelling, poetry, art exhibition, games, a Toastmaster's demonstration meeting, inspirational and humorous speeches and more. The festival is a Healesville Toastmaster's Club event sponsored by Yarra Ranges Council, Healesville Lions, Healesville Rotary and Healesville Bendigo Bank. Visit for the full festival program, and to book tickets online. Tickets are also available over the counter at The Memo in Healesville and The Art Centre in Warburton, or phone 1300 368 333.

Holiday fun for kids There's a fantastic assortment of exciting performances to watch, things to do and people and puppets to meet at the Yarra Ranges Council school holiday program. Don't miss performances 'That's Not A Daffodil,' which is inspired by the popular picture book by Elizabeth Honey. Funny, full of surprises and alive with music, puppetry and animation, 'That's not a Daffodil' is a captivating music theatre show about trust and friendship between young and old from different worlds.

That's Not a Daffodil celebrates living imaginatively through friendship, language, music and play and will show at The Memo, Healesville on 3 April and at Burrinja in Upwey on 7 April. The peculiar but funny Trash Test Dummies who will perform their hilarious show at Mooroolbark Community Centre on 11 April. This award winning, side-splitting, slapstick comedy circus routine takes the household wheelie bin to new heights and delivers a

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dump-truck full of hilarity. There's lots more including winners of Best Children's Presentation at the Adelaide Fringe Festival; Become A T-Shirt Designer, and Colour Coded where kids join with the resident science expert to unlock the code to mixing colours and the visual effects of colour on the human brain. Both will be held at the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum. For all the details check out the full program at .

The sequel to the original 2013 Pacific Rim film, Pacific Rim: Uprising is a well-constructed blockbuster brimming with spirit. Ten years after the human victory in the Kaiju War, estranged mech pilot Jake Pentecost (John Boyega) returns to the Pan-Pacific Defence Corps to train new recruits, just as a new monstrous threat emerges from within the organisation. The Pacific Rim franchise is a loving tribute to robot-themed anime and Japanese kaiju (giant monster) movies. This new instalment may have rougher pacing and some vague plot details, but it has better characters, and is still replete with outstanding action and visual flair. Boyega is a highly charismatic lead, and the cast has great chemistry. Every major charac-

ter undergoes gratifying character development, becoming more responsible and confident in their own abilities, and it's great to see Jake and haughty Major Nate Lambert (Scott Eastwood) get past their personal friction and become respectful brothers-in-arms. Cailee Spaeny is a star on the rise as Amara, a plucky young tech genius who builds her own mech. Uprising builds upon the world of the first film in intriguing ways, including grotesque genetic experiments on kaiju brains, and the plot has some well-handled twists and redherrings. The battle scenes are thrilling as ever, blending martial arts and building-shattering ballistics into elegant, visceral spectacles. Pacific Rim: Uprising is a stunning action spectacular with surprisingly strong characters.

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FEEL THE SERENITY THIS comfortable brick-veneer family home is situated on about five acres at the end of a quiet street and offers the new owners the chance to enjoy plenty of space and fresh air. The floorplan incorporates six bedrooms, three living areas and two bathrooms. Two of the bedrooms have their own separate entrance and are adjacent to a rumpus room. The master bedroom is a great size, it has a split-system unit, walk-through robe and ensuite. The lounge has cathedral ceilings, a split-system unit and an open fireplace. A further family room offers a Coonara heater, gas heating and access to the backyard. The timber kitchen is central to the living

areas and offers stainless-steel appliances. Outside offers plenty with a semi-circular driveway, two separate garages, a man cave and plenty of further shedding for bikes, wood etc. Accessed by a separate driveway is a further fully powered shed. This shed is ideal for the tradesperson, handyman or a teenagerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retreat. There is also a further entertaining area which has its own wood heater, bar and barbecue area. The feature fire pit is a great area to take in the beautiful sunsets and soak up the peace and quiet, the two friendly alpacas love the serenity and would love to stay on with the new owners. This home has so much to offer and is one of a kind. â&#x2014;?

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Woori Yallock

$490,000 - $520,000

Great Position â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Perfect Presentation Privately positioned this super neat home is presented to perfection and ideally located in a quiet end of court area. The home offers 3 bedrooms with a separate lounge/living room, spacious kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space plus a separate meals/ dining area with a sliding door leading out to the covered alfresco/ entertaining area the perfect spot to sit back relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings, ducted heating and a split system plus neat established gardens and a large lock up garage with easy access and plenty of space as well, a very well maintained property in a great location.

Contact: David Carroll 0419 539 320



$595,000 - $650,000

$795,000 - $850,000

10 acres of Sustainable living

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10 acres of peace and quiet yet just 10 minutes drive from central Yarra Junction this fascinating 3 or 4 bedroom, two bathroom home is completely off the grid using solar power, bottle gas & beautiful water from the Slaty Creek. The unique home of cob, hardi-plank and brick construction offers plenty of living space, a large library/study room and a warmth year round from its north facing aspect. Enjoy a sustainable lifestyle with the extensive vegetable garden.

A huge presence with its modern colours, design and lawless loorplan, features 4 bedrooms, master with walk in robe and full ensuite, study or 5th bedroom with built in robe. Central Kitchen with granite benchtops, walk in pantry, gas cooktop, dishwasher and adjacent to dining area. Two expansive living spaces really does complete the inside of this home. Spotted gum loorboards throughout and 2.7 meter ceilings gives a gorgeous feeling of space. Situated on 1.5 acre approx. double garage with concrete loor, power, water split system plus carport.

Contact: Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513

Contact: Rebecca Doolan 0401 832 068

Yarra Junction

$540,000 - $580,000

Quality Home - Private Location This much loved, beautifully presented 3 bedroom home is on a neat and tidy, low maintenance allotment of approx. 699m2. A double lock up garage with internal access provides easy and safe access to the home. A lovely open plan design with 2 designated living zones and an immaculate, light and bright kitchen with dishwasher are the hub of the home, opening to an outdoor living area with an electric retractable awning to allow sunshine all year round in the home and the advantage of a covered area when required. The master bedroom is at the rear of the home with a stylish ensuite and walk in robe, with views of your private rear garden, and a further two bedrooms are zoned with their own bathroom. This is a quality home in a sought after location close to all facilities.

Contact: Samantha Price 0438 795 190

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 30 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 31 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 7 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

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Rebecca Doolan 0401 832 068

Leah Bannerman 0448 924 266

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 10 years

Jenni Milne Licensed Agent 15 years

5966 2530

3407 Warburton Hwy, Warburton

Carly James Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Cassandra Darwall Property Management

Julianne Spendlove Administration

5964 2277 569 Warburton Hwy, Seville


Launching Place

$550,000 - $600,000

Your search is over Set on a beautiful 1800 sqm block at the top of a quiet court with valley views is this spacious family home. Offering 3 good sized bedrooms plus a study & master with full ensuite boasting an extra-large shower. Living is spread across a comfortable lounge with adjacent dining room plus a family room & meals area adjacent to the kitchen which has been recently updated. Outside living spaces starts with an elevated front veranda where you can sit & enjoy the views, or at the rear under the covered entertaining area. Parking is catered for with a long driveway leading to a double carport & huge 7.5 x 6m high roofed shed big enough for a caravan or two! Extras include a 5kw solar system, slow combustion wood heater, two air conditioners, loads of cupboard space & much more. Call now & come to view this fantastic family home, you could be the lucky next owner.

Contact: Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513

Yarra Junction

$530,000 - $580,000

Space for the family inside and out Set on nearly half an acre (1866 square metres) of lat land this 5 bedroom home offers a rustic charm on the outside and all the modern conveniences inside. All the work is done inside including new paint throughout, new blinds, new lighting, new ly screens, roof restoration complete and master bedroom with new ensuite and updated main bathroom. A new kitchen 18 months ago offers 5 burner upright gas stove, plenty of cupboards and large bench space plus large meals area/family room adjacent and opens onto a covered entertaining area. Living is further enjoyed in the front lounge and dining area with slow combustion wood heater. Extras include reverse cycle air conditioning with 4 outlets throughout the house, mains gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, double carport, double garage with concrete loor and power, fenced dog yard and even a storage container.

Contact: Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513

East Warburton

$440,000 - $480,000

Charming Renovated Home on 1/3 Acre Approx Behind a set of bright white gates that cry ‘country road take me home’ you will nd a home set apart from the rest. Consisting of 3 bedrooms - master with big mirrored robes - and a bright and light family bathroom. ith modern crisp grey walls with white trim and light ttings and appliances to please any decorator youll nd it hard to say no to this package utside you have a fully fenced yard that also has nicest of streams that mender through surrounded by the most beautiful of lora and fauna. Along with new gravel for the drive and green grass there is plenty of room for the kids and pets to play along with room to park the caravan boat or trailer ith a wood heater insert into the original open re with a feature mantle piece along with a split system - all climate needs are taken care of

Contact: Leah Bannerman 0448 924 266

Michael Robinson 0418 505 635 30 years

Peter Robinson 0419 543 341 31 years

Sam Price 0438 795 190 7 years

Tony Fanfulla 0419 870 513 15 years

5967 1277

David Carroll 0419 539 320 14 years

2457 Warburton Hwy, Yarra Junction

Rebecca Doolan 0401 832 068

Leah Bannerman 0448 924 266

Clare Morse Marketing Manager 10 years

Jenni Milne Licensed Agent 15 years

5966 2530

3407 Warburton Hwy, Warburton

Carly James Property Manager

Michelle Karanikich Property Manager

Nicky McDonald Property Management

Cassandra Darwall Property Management

Julianne Spendlove Administration

5964 2277 569 Warburton Hwy, Seville

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Immaculate inside and out 2/3 bedroom home featuring split level design, 2 living areas, ducted heating, air conditioning, outdoor entertaining area with views and excellent under house storage.All set on large 1100m2 (approx.) block and still within an easy walk to town.

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Ideally located within an easy walk to the township of Healesville, is this classic 1960’s brick veneer home on a large 975m2 approx. allotment with potential for subdivision (STCA). The home features 3 bedrooms, original kitchen, dining and cosy lounge with gas heater. Outside there is excellent access to the large, fully fenced rear yard with so many possibilities. With all the character and space that this property offers and being only a stones throw away from the bustling East End restaurants, bars and shops, this home won’t last long. Call today.

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Character and location

4A 1B 2C

This property offers opportunities a plenty for those looking for a project and a character home, or those wishing to have an accommodation property OR potential further development.This property will offer all this in abundance! Situated in the heart of the East End on the door step of Innocent Bystander, Giant Steps, Queens Park and an easy stroll to all the other services and facilities Healesville can offer. Featuring 4 bedrooms plus study; all rooms being of huge proportion, gas ducted heating, split system air conditioning, double garage and set on approximately 907m2 in General Residential Zone. Inspect by appointment, Call Today!

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$660,000 - $690,000 Healesville 12 rUtter AVenUe

a Natural Retreat! Nestled in a rural setting, you will discover this beautifully presented home on approx. 1.5 acres of land. Featuring polished timber floors throughout the home, along with cathedral ceilings and clerestory windows capturing the northern light. Showcasing a spacious master bedroom with a walk-through robe to an ensuite, 2 other generous bedrooms with BIR’s, family bathroom, large study, formal lounge with open fire place and an open plan living dining area. With a well-equipped kitchen featuring a glass bay window and ample bench space, you can cook up a storm for the entire family.Taking care of your comfort is also a wood heater and split system heating and cooling unit. Outside there is a double carport, workshop and a semi-circular driveway with ample parking for the entire family. Only to be appreciated from an inspection.

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$590,000 - $640,000

Top Quality in a Convenient location!

3A 2B 1C

Just completed and perfectly located with an easy stroll to Giant Steps, Innocent Bystander and the RSL, is this stunning brick townhouse. First impressions are sure to impress the most astute buyer with such high-end fittings and fixtures throughout this home including Argon gas filled double glazed windows and Daiken ducted heating & cooling, to ensure your comfort. Offering a generous master with WIR & ensuite and BIR’s in the 2 remaining bedrooms with a generous family bathroom nearby.Walking along the polished timber floors into the beautiful open plan dining area with double doors to the alfresco area, while the kitchen highlights stone tops and quality appliances and loads of natural light.When only the best will do, you must inspect this home!

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iNspeCT By Appointment or Scheduled OFI CONTaCT Mark Gunther 03 5962 3030

Conveniently located close to schools, transport and Healesville’s vibrant town centre, you will discover this great opportunity to secure your first home or investment. Set on the high side of the road to capture the wonderful views across the valley, this brick home comprises of 2 spacious bedrooms with BIR’s, good size bathroom, open plan kitchen and dining, while the lounge offers good views. With a single carport plus lock up garage all set on a generous block of approx. 750m2, this home will suit many buyers, so be quick!

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Immaculate Unit in a Great Location Known as: 10 Town View Lane, Yarra Junction This 4 year old brick veneer unit would make a lovely new home for those wanting to downsize, or even a great investment opportunity. Ideally located within metres’ walk to all of Yarra Junction’s amenities and public transport, this spot is very hard to beat! Inside features natural gas ducted heating, timber floors and quality carpets. The layout consists of three bedrooms, two of which have built in robes, and are all serviced by the large modern bathroom with separate toilet and laundry facilities. The kitchen is a great space with good storage and overlooks the large open plan living and dining areas that adjoin the formal lounge room. Outside ofers a large lawn area with established garden beds, covered sitting/ entertaining area and a single lock up garage with covered access. For more information SMS 10TOWN to 0488 824 379. FOR SaLe $470,000-$510,000 LaND 375m2 (approx.) INSPeCT Sun 8/4 12-12.30pm or by appointment

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Presentation Perfect! Located on a no through road in a quiet & family friendly area is this perfectly presented brick veneer home. Ofering a very light & bright three bedrooms with new carpet, two of which have built in robes. The bathroom is in great condition & is centrally located to the bedrooms. A large kitchen with electric cooking overlooks the dining area with outside access, & adjoins the large & light filled living room with wood heating & split system heating/cooling. The home is ready to move into now but also has plenty of potential for the renovators out there! Outside has a sitting area overlooking the wellestablished gardens on a large, fenced & near flat block of approx. 1314m2 with potential for subdivision (STCA). The single carport can be driven thru for backyard access. Only a short walk to public transport, & a short drive to the heart of Yarra Junction. For more info SMS 8BANN to 0488 824 379. FOR SALE $500,000-$540,000 LAND 1314m2 (approx.) INSPECT Sat 7/4 11.30-12pm or by appointment


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• Make it an offence to fail to extinguish an open air fire or an incinerator before leaving it unattended or to fail to immediately extinguish a fire or burning substance when instructed to do so by an Authorised or Delegated Officer or a member of the Country Fire Authority or Victoria Police, and make it an offence to re-offend;

1. Control open air burning and incinerators in different areas and at different times for bushfire fuel reduction and fire prevention; 2. Encourage fire prevention and essential bushfire fuel reduction by recycling, green waste services, and other alternatives; 3. Control certain fire-related activities and unwanted consequences; 4. Protect, as far as possible, the pristine, healthy air quality and visual amenity highly valued by visitors and residents alike; 5. Be consistent with the Council’s overall objectives and strategies, in particular: a. To contribute to safe, resilient, healthy, inclusive and socially well connected communities, where quality services are accessible to everyone; b. To help protect quality facilities, infrastructure and hubs of activity that foster wellbeing, creativity and innovation; c. To help protect and enhance the natural environment for a healthier environment for future generations; d. To assist a vibrant leading economy in tourism, agriculture, health, manufacturing and other industries by encouraging strong investment and attraction which underpins sustainable economic growth and job creation; e. To contribute to a high performing innovative and responsive organisation that listens and delivers quality and value for money services to our community. 6. Embrace best practice local law making principles of accessibility, accountability, compliance, consistency, currency, efficiency, enforceability, necessity and transparency; 7. Provide for the administration of Council’s powers and functions; and 8. Revoke Open Air Burning Local Law No.4 of 2007. The general purport of the proposed new Open Air Burning Local Law 2018 is to:

• Make it an offence to light a fire, authorise lighting a fire or allow a fire to continue to burn on Council Land or on a Road (including any part of a Road) unless authorised by Council, the CFA or another emergency service or relevant authorised agency, and make it an offence to re-offend.

• Make it an offence if a person fails to comply with a Notice to Comply; • Make it an offence to fail to comply with a direction to cease from an authorised officer or delegated officer when the Local Law is being contravened, and make it an offence to re-offend; • Provide for the administration of the Local Law and empower authorised officers and delegated officers to issue Notices to Comply, give directions in person, act in urgent circumstances and impound any animal, item or other thing; • Regulate the delegation of powers under section 114 of the Act;

• Regulate the division of the municipality into three fire prevention property categories: Urban, Bushland and Rural;

• Regulate the appeals processes;

• Regulate the open air burning controls applicable to each fire prevention property category;

• Empower an authorised officer or delegated officer to issue an infringement notice for contravention of the Local Law, which may give rise to a penalty specified in the Local Law.

• Regulate the availability of fire prevention property category information and the incorporation by reference from time to time of the Open Air Burning municipal maps;

• Regulate the setting of fees and charges and fee waivers under the Local Law;

• Regulate the procedure to alter the fire prevention category of any individual property; • Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator in a prohibited area, and make it an offence to re-offend; • Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator on a prohibited date, and make it an offence to re-offend; • Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator at a time or in a manner prohibited by burning at a prohibited time of day, and make it an offence to re-offend: • Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator at a time or in a manner prohibited by burning when winds exceed 10 km/hr, when fuel is wet or green, when distance to surrounding fuel is less than three metres; when burning pile size exceeds one cubic metre, when multiple fires are lit; without an adult in attendance; or without adequate tools and water at hand to control the fire and prevent it spreading or escaping; and make it an offence to re-offend:

• Make it an offence to fail to comply with the local law where no penalty is indicated, and make it an offence to re-offend; Copies of the complete text of the Proposed Open Air Burning Local Law 2018, including the Open Air Burning Municipal Maps (incorporated by reference from time to time), and the explanatory Open Air Burning Local Law Community Impact Statement may be inspected at the Council’s Office at 15 Anderson Street, Lilydale and at Council’s Community Link centres during office hours, and on Council’s website: Public information sessions will be scheduled and advertised to clarify any community enquiries.

• Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator at a time or in a manner prohibited by burning offensive materials in domestic quantities or on isolated or infrequent occasions, and make it an offence to re-offend;

Any person may make a written submission relating to the Proposed Open Air Burning Local Law 2018. All submissions received by Council on or before 4.00 pm on Monday 7th May 2018 will be considered in accordance with section 223 of the Act. Submitters should note that all submissions are made available to the public in full (including any personal information). Any person making a submission is entitled to request (in the submission itself) to be heard in support of the submission by appearing before a Special Committee of Council (either personally or by a person acting on his or her behalf). The date and location of the Submission Hearing will be notified.

• Make it an offence to engage in open air burning or use an incinerator at a time or in a manner prohibited by having, on a Rural category property greater than one hectare, more than one fire, a fire larger than one cubic metre or a windrow, that:

Submissions should be marked ‘S.223 Submission on Proposed Open Air Burning Local Law 2018’ and lodged at the above office of Council, or sent to Council at Yarra Ranges Council, PO Box 105, Lilydale, Vic 3140 or emailed to

o Is a danger to any person or neighbouring property before during or after burning; or

Enquiries should be directed to Att. Ms Corinne Bowen, Acting Manager Risk, Emergency & Community Safety on 1300 368 333.

o Is burnt without constant and different adult attendance at every separate fire; or

Council will meet to consider making a local law in the form of the Proposed Local Law at an Ordinary Meeting in June 2018.

o Is burnt without adequate attendees, water or tools to control the fire and prevent it spreading or escaping at all times; or


o Is burnt prior to registering with the CFA or notifying neighbouring landowners or occupiers;

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BOARD VOLUNTEER Vacancy – Board Minute Taker We are a small organisation with a dynamic and driven Board looking for a passionate person who has the experience and skills in minute taking. The minute taker will be required to attend the Board meetings, at 9am on the 4th Friday of each month, in Emerald to record the minutes of the meeting. The minute taker is responsible for: ฀฀฀฀฀฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀฀฀฀฀฀ ฀฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ ฀ So, if you’re looking for a challenge and want to be involved with a charity that makes a big impact, contact the CEO Sue McIvor on 5968 6639 or the President Barry Thomson on 0403 046 802. More details about our organisation are at

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• Regulate exemptions for fires lit in the course of duty by Council staff, or an employee or officer of the Country Fire Authority, the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Parks Victoria or other relevant authorised agency; • Make it an offence for a person to make a false declaration or omit relevant information when asked about or when applying for a change of fire prevention property category or any other exemption;

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• Regulate exemptions to certain open air burning offences for barbeques and manufactured fireplaces, provided Country Fire Authority Total Fire Ban or other restrictions do not apply, or Offensive Smoke or a Smoke Hazard is not caused, or Offensive Materials are not burnt;

• Regulate Council records of determinations under the local law;

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Proposal to Make Open Air Burning Local Law 2018 Notice is given that at its Meeting on 27 March 2018, Yarra Ranges Shire Council resolved to make a proposed new Open Air Burning Local Law 2018. In accordance with the procedure set out in section 119 of the Local Government Act 1989:

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Corporate winners By Kath Gannaway Healesville Bowling Club's 2017-18 Corporate Bowls competition saw two teams emerge as champions with Prefab Technology taking out the spring season and Brentwood Accommodation winning the summer season. The success of the event, now in its fifth year, has bowled everyone over - organisers and players, with 26 teams playing on two rinks, and a waiting list for local businesses and organisations keen to be involved. Teams of three players compete in the Wednesday evening competition which brings together businesses ranging from retailers and professionals to tradies and community organisations such as Rotary. The clubroom was buzzing and filled to capacity, with standing-room only to witness the winners of the competition receive their awards. Club president Adrian Beales congratulated the winning teams, the competing teams and the club organisers and volunteers who contribute to the success of the event. "It's really great to see so many people come down and enjoy themselves and support the club," he said. "Without all of you, there are a lot of things around the club that just would not get done." Andy MacDonald of Prefab Technology said the team, including Hilda Girney and Raymond Girney, had played a number of seasons and both the challenge of competing and the social aspect of the evening. "We love it, and I've been amazed at the number of people you meet up with throughout the season," he said. "There's no doubt small businesses benefit," he said.

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Andy MacDonald of Prefab Technology and team-mates Hilda Girney and Raymond Girney - Spring Pictures: Kath Gannaway. Season champions. 179412 Bruce Pollard said his team, Mark Veenhuizen, Diane Thompson, David Binns, Christine Veenhuizen and Mandy Williams, felt the same. "We love playing because it's a great way to meet all the local businesses and it's good networking. "It's also a great way to support Healesville Bowls Club and have an enjoyable social night," he said. Andy MacDonald said his business is happy also to be supporting the bowls club in what

has proved a very successful fundraiser. The Corporate Challenge has also resulted in some new members for the club, and introduces people who have never played, and perhaps never considered bowls as a serious sport, to look at as a serious competitive option. Anyone businesses wanting to know more about the upcoming Summer Corporate Challenge in November should contact the club on 5962 2093.

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No keeper! No problem. Alex has his own style of returning the ball. 179413

You can never get too much crease-time when youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re as keen a cricketers as Warburton juniors Alex and Elken (pictured). When the boys found a stray cricket ball as they wandered past the nets in Warburton recently all they needed was a bat ... or a plank of wood! Game Pictures: Kath Gannaway on! 197413

New courts for valley netballers By Kath Gannaway Netballers at Coldstream and Yarra Junction will be playing on new and improved courts as the 2018 season gets underway. And, there's good news also for tennis players in the two towns. Construction of two new netball courts and two new tennis courts are underway at Coldstream while at Yarra Junction work is underway to refurbish the old multipurpose netball/ tennis court. At Coldstream, four clay tennis courts have been converted to one netball court and one multipurpose court for tennis and netball with new lighting. The projects are a joint Yarra Ranges Council/Federal Government initiative with Council providing $354,455 to both projects and the Federal Government putting $140,000 in at Coldstream through a Community Development Grant and $18,000 at Yarra Junction from

Coldstream's Geoff Duke and Narelle Collette are looking forward to the new courts. the Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Casey Tony Smith MP said it was exciting to see the works underway, adding that the courts would be well deserved. "I'm always seeking to ensure there is a strong partnership with Council and local clubs. This commitment is helping to deliver improved sporting facilities in Coldstream and

throughout the Valley," Mr Smith said. Narelle Collette has been playing netball for 30 years and is a member of the Coldstream Football Netball Club and Coldstream Netball Club. She said she started playing at seven years of age, and her daughter is following in her footstaps, playing in the open age group. "She started at age seven too and like me has made lifelong friends though the clubs," Ms Collette said. "People will see us training at the new courts and we hope they might want to watch and contact us to join and get involved." Coldstream Social and Sporting Club President Geoff Duke thanked Yarra Ranges Council and the Federal Government saying the project started about eight years ago with an approach to the council to improve the facilities for netball training. Both sites are expected to be completed by May.

High drama in shootout By Ron Hottes The 2018 Twilight Shootout: There were 11 intrepid qualifiers to begin. This dwindled down to a 'final 3' by the time we reached the 9th. A healthy crowd of 30-odd stalwart members watched the proceedings unfold. And they were entertained by some high drama. Chief Organiser, Jaqui Hall, made sure some of the 'putt-offs' (to eliminate where there were two fighting to avoid that) were of diabolical difficulty. Talk about pressure! There were drives that finished OOB (out-of-bounds, for the uninitiated). There were balls that weren't OOB - but might as well have been, in thick rough, where 'hail-Mary's' were called upon! But, finally, after more than two hours of constant tension - and great entertainment for the spectators - there were three 'survivors', who walked up to the 9th tee, a short but tricky Par 3! Facing them was heartache - or redemption. Stylish left-hander, Sam-Patrick, was first to hit. His tee-shot missed the green, but was just off the 'apron'. Top-qualifier, Shane Campbell, was next to hit. On the green and safe! The final participant, the experienced and consistent David Hatt, also landed on the green. Sam took three more shots to record a bogie 4. The other two shared pars, leaving Sam out of the action, but pleased with his meritorious effort. Shane and Hatty then proceeded to play the hole 4 more times before Shane won with a par, as Hatty missed a curly four-foot putt! Congratulations to 'all' qualifiers, but particularly to those last two 'survivors', who gave the spectators nearly half-an-hour of extra entertainment! For the next 12 months, Shane will have bragging-rights as the 2018 Twilight Champion. The other important award, the Eclectic, for best score on each hole over the Twilight season, went to Ash Hall with a 53; no doubt helped by a hole-in-one on the 12th! Geoff-Fall was the r/up, scoring 54.5. The committee, and members, would like to thank John Hall for his excellent organization over the six months of this stellar event (which saw 76 of our members take part). It is probably the most popular event on our calendar, and John's effort is mighty indeed and much appreciated. Wednesday 28 March: Stableford, for the Warburton GC Resurrection Cup: The winners, after much 'shuffling' by our new captain, were the team of Neil Leckenby, Gerry Hadfield and Noel Cross. The r/up team was John Hall, Stan Slusarek and Trish Eldridge, who also won the individual voucher with 39 points to 'take home the chockies!' The only NTP given out went to Linda-Lay, with a great second shot on the 17th. Saturday 31 March: Stableford: A Grade was taken out by David Hatt, continuing his consistent form from the shootout. He racked-up 37 points. Also scoring 37 was Sean-Patrick to grab the B Grade voucher. The day's r/up was Peter Fox (36). Balls got down to 33. NTPs were won by Shane Campbell (3rd), 'Happy' Gilmore (5th), Tex (9th), Sean Patrick (12th) and Captain Cross (15th). Tuesday, 3 April, 2018




Straight-shooters shine By John Wood The weather didn't look too bright for the annual Community Bank Cup at the Woods Point Gun Club, with a cold wind and incessant showers at the start of competition. However, by about 11.30am the conditions cleared, the rain stopped and the sun came out for a pleasant afternoon. The Warburton & Yarra Junction Community Bank Branches were proud sponsors of the entire programme that started with the traditional Eye Opener of 10 targets points score Double Barrel with cash prizes for all winners. Darren Clark, Mick Ward, Phillip Desmond & Daniel Chinn, 30/30, shared the AA cash while Peter West's 30/30 gave him all of the A Grade winnings. B Grade was shared by Robert Lay, Steven Bedggood & Carol Stokes, 29/30, while C Grade saw Greg & Peter Shahin, 30/30, in the money. The Main Event was the Community Bank Cup over 60 targets: 15 Single Barrel, 15 Double Barrel, 15 Double Barrel Points & 15 Continental, with a possible score of 90 points. This event also included the Champion of Champions for all shooters who had won an event sash or trophy or a High Gun sash in 2017. After four spirited rounds of 15 targets, Ward & Clark brought in 88/90 & after a short shoot off Mick was awarded the Community Bank Gold Cup, the AA Grade sash and the Champion of Champions sash, 98/100, with Clark 2nd in AA Grade, 87/90. Phillip Desmond's score of 86/90 was a good AA Grade score but not enough for today. No more shoot-offs were required with Ian Findlay, 83/90, & Allan Kidd, 81/90, 1st & 2nd in A Grade. Geoff Hill, 84/90, & Steven Bedggood, 83/90, took the B Grade sashes with Ron Press, 75/90 & Peter Shahin, 73/90, successful in C Grade.

Worthy Winners all. Peter West, Ian Findlay, Geoff Hill, Darren Clark, Mick Ward - Community Bank Cup & Champion of Champions Winner, Peter Shahin, Ron Press with Shaedin Bannerman in front, Allan Kidd and Steven Bedggood. 179293 The day was completed by a 20 target Community Bank Handicap Championship that resulted in only one perfect 20/20 score by Peter West to take the sash. A short shoot off between Steven Bedggood, Shane Stokes, Ron Press & Phillip Desmond, all 19/20, resulted with Stokes 2nd, 21/23, Bedggood 3rd, 26/28, & Desmond 4th, 25/28.

The Community Bank Overall High Gun had to be shot off between Clark & Desmond, 106/110 each, with Clark eventually taking the sash, 109/114. Shaedin Bannerman at his first shoot won the Junior Encouragement prize. A hearty lunch, afternoon tea and a big raffle saw all go home happy and replete.

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every row and every 3x3 square contains the digits 1 to 9

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A joker among the kings and queens (5,6). DOWN 1. Official fault-finder (8). 2. Runs over with the lights (6). 3. Loved, you say besides, the roundabout in it (6). 4. The creatures almost gave one a nasty turn (4). 5. The bulk of the book (6). 6. Sunny! (5). 11. The gun’s turned up, Pip found out in the news (8). 13. It swims, when there’s rain, in the ditch (6). 14. They have to be put back on course, the clods! (6). 15. Made for the sea (6). 16. Not minestrone: that’s obvious (5). 18. The trip out went badly, right? (4).

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ACROSS 6.Entered unctuously? (7,4). 7. Very cold when you spend too much (4). 8. Plant that gave the bird and incentive to sing? (8). 9. Ships many a sprat has swum round (6). 10. How the darned thing ran? (6). 12. Attacked when drunk (6). 15. Figure the bird caught does seem frightened (6). 17. Unwanted little creature the Romeo embraced (4,4). 19. Equal, again, the record, making a come-back (4). 20. A joker among the kings and queens (5,6). DOWN 1. Official fault-finder (8). 2. Runs over with the lights

Clues 7 3 1 9 2 8 5 6 4

Cryptic DOWN ACROSS 1. NO. Eastern 6. Russian CRYPTIC novel PUZZLE 7518 (8)

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CRYPTIC PUZZLE NO. 7518 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, Slipped into. 7, Blue. 8, Lark-spur. 9, Tra-mps. 10, Dashed. 12, Stoned. 15, F-l-inch. 17, L-eft over. 19, Pe-er (rev). 20, Court jester. Down - 1, Linesman. 2, Spills. 3, Ad-o-re-d. 4, Ants (anag). 5, Volume. 6, Solar. 11, S’n-ipp-ets. 13, T-r-ench. 14, Divots. 15, For-med. 16, Clear. 18, Tou-r.





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DOWN Eastern (8) Grab (6) Run (6) Drop (4) Herb (6) Shellfish (5) Categorize (8) Threaten (6) Sport (6) Fast (6) Inferior (5) Above (4)


1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 11. 13. 14. 15. 16. 18.


7. 8. 9. 10. 12. 15. 17. 19. 20.

ACROSS Russian novel (3,3,5) Present (4) Trivial (8) Drawing (6) Equipment (6) Charm (6) Outhouse (6) Proclaim (8) Cut (4) Card game (6,2,3)

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QUICK PUZZLE NO. 7518 - SOLUTIONS Across - 6, War and Peace. 7, Here. 8, Trifling. 9, Sketch. 10, Tackle. 12, Amulet. 15, Stable. 17, Announce. 19, Sawn. 20, Chemin de fer. Down - 1, Oriental. 2, Snatch. 3, Sprint. 4, Fall. 5, Fennel. 6, Whelk. 11, Classify. 13, Menace. 14, Tennis. 15, Speedy. 16, Lower. 18, Over.


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