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Tunnel vision unveiled By Benjamin Millar
Above: The proposed new bridge over the Maribyrnong River. Left: The proposed freeway running above Footscray Road. Below: Northern portal of the planned West Gate Tunnel. (Pictures: Supplied)
truck bans being announced for their streets through the Environment Effects Statement process. Western suburbs Greens MP Colleen Hartland said putting more freight on rail could remove 3000 trucks from local streets and that the $500 million West Gate Distributor project that Labor took to the last election could have had a similar impact while saving Victorians $1 billion had it been built. reports: Page 7
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A long fought battle to ban trucks on residential Yarraville and Footscray streets has been won but the transport industry and residents of adjacent suburbs have slammed the decision. Premier Daniel Andrews announced the 24/7 truck bans in Footscray on Sunday while unveiling the final design for the rebranded $5.5 billion West Gate Tunnel. The toll road project includes twin tunnels beneath Yarraville, from the West Gate Freeway to the Maribyrnong River, and an elevated freeway above Footscray Road to CityLink and the city. It’s to be built from early 2018 by a consortium led by John Holland and CPB Contractors. Once construction is complete in 2022, non-local trucks will be banned on Yarraville’s Francis Street and Somerville Road and Footscray’s Buckley and Moore Streets. The Maribyrnong Truck Action Group, which has campaigned for a decade to reduce trucks on local roads, has celebrated the bans as an end to “the unjust and toxic situation”. Secretary Martin Wurt said MTAG would now campaign for quality tunnel filtration. But the announcement has stirred anger in the trucking industry and among Spotswood residents who say they will be paying for Yarraville’s protection from trucks with increased pollution from a widened West Gate Freeway and a new truck ramp adjacent to Donald McLean Reserve. Better West spokeswoman Christine Harris said the consultation process had been “a sham” and that Transurban’s unsolicited freeway proposal was designed to attract rather than reduce truck traffic in the area. “Why is the Andrews government facilitating a multinational profit-driven road monopoly that locks in the people of the west because they have no other transport choice due to decades of neglect in providing decent public transport?” she asked. The Victorian Transport Association has warned truck bans will increase pressure on freight operators already slugged with heavy CityLink toll increases. Williamstown MP Wade Noonan said the West Gate Tunnel would create 6000 jobs and be the biggest infrastructure investment in the west since the West Gate Freeway. He welcomed the truck bans and the creation of new open space in Altona North and Footscray saying it would transform the liveability of the inner west. Mr Noonan moved to assure Spotswood residents there was still a chance of further
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Council invites community comment on the draft Human Rights and Social Justice Framework 20172021, which is an update on the framework first established by Council in 2013. This framework provides a foundation for Council’s commitment, actions and advocacy to protect human rights and promote social justice in the City of Maribyrnong.
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For more information and to have your say on the framework visit: www.yourcityyourvoice.com.au by 27 April. As usual we’ve also got some great activities for everyone to enjoy in the City of Maribyrnong this month.
Sessions will be offered in English, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Spanish.
Our free Get Active Expo is underway, it gives people of all ages the chance to take part in a range of exercise or sporting programs and will run until 26 April.
For more information about session times and making a booking, contact the Maribyrnong Library Service on 9688 0290.
There’s the added bonus to get involved with each participant receiving a free ten visit pass to Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre or RecWest Footscray.
Active seniors come on down to MAC!
Also there’s still time to be our guest out West! Take part in the Eat Drink Westside program, part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival that runs until 9 April. The program turns the spotlight on some of our fantastic restaurants in the West and some wonderfully, delicious cooking classes. We delight in delivering quality events and activities to bring our community together find out more about what is happening at our libraries, aquatic centre and community centres by visiting: www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au Cr Catherine Cumming Mayor of the City of Maribyrnong
The West is Best. Food, Beer & Wine Fest 9 April, 12pm Up In Smoke, 28 Hopkins Street, Footscray
Best of all MAC programs are delivered by friendly qualified staff, are lots of fun and you can also stay afterwards and spend some time having a coffee with your new training buddies. In April, if you sign up to one of MAC’s 12 month upfront or direct debit memberships you will receive a backpack and welcome pack worth over $50.
ECO CORNER Bug Detectives Nature Play Thursday 13 April Pipemakers Park, Van Ness Avenue, Maribyrnong. Celebrate Nature Play Week with Maribyrnong City Council! These nature play workshops will include an interactive talk about the plants and animals of the river and bushland areas, followed by a series of activities, including bug hunting with bug jars, magnify glasses and field guides. Come along and explore with us! Adult supervision is required. Free events, bookings essential. Session 1 for 3-5years: 10am-11.30am Go to: http://bit.ly/2n1R52i Session 2 for 6-10years: 12noon-1.30pm Go to: http://bit.ly/2nEmaw9
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Comedy Zone Asia 8 April, 6pm (Doors open at 5.30pm) Kindred Bar – 3 Harris Street, Footscray
They are superstars across Asia, and they’re coming to Footscray for one night only! This is your chance to grab a huge and hilarious dose of comedy culture!
Friday 26, 8am, Inner Melbourne Action Plan Implementation Committee to be held at Melbourne City Council.
Street Address: Postal Address: Tel: 9688 0200
For more information on all events and bookings: festivalcity.com.au
Comedy Zone Asia brings together a cast of international comedians from across South East Asia.
Tuesday 23, 6.30pm, City Development Special Committee
For more information contact Maternal and Child Health administration on 9688 0200 or www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au
Two events at the Spice Bazaar Cooking School 8 April, 7pm and 9 April, 11am Spice Bazaar Cooking School, 79 Victoria Street, Seddon
Gentle Aqua on Thursdays at 2.45pm is a low impact water workout.
Tuesday 16, 6.30pm, Ordinary Council
Please ensure you bring your child’s Health Record Book and Medicare card to all immunisation sessions.
The Station Hotel 31 March – 9 April, various times 59 Napier Street, Footscray
5 of the Best in Downtown Yarraville 7-9 April, various times Yarraville Community Centre, 59 Francis Street, Yarraville
Tuesday 9, 4.30pm, Enterprise Maribyrnong Special Committee
To make a booking please contact 9688 0501.
Kabaru Enechewet (Let’s Play the Drums!) 7 and 8 April, 6pm Konjo Café Restaurant, Footscray
The Seniors Strength class on Wednesdays at 8.30am is a resistance based workout using a variety of styles to help maintain bone strength and improve health.
Council provides families with a weekly drop in service and an appointment service for children up to 12 months of age ONLY. Bookings taken one month in advance.
Melbourne’s west, there are still bookings available at:
Zumba Gold on Tuesdays at 8am is an easy to follow, invigorating dance class with low impact moves that helps your coordination, aerobic endurance and body strength.
Wednesday 26, 6.30pm, Ordinary Council
Agendas are available via Council’s website the Friday before a meeting at www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au/meetings
It’s the final weekend to discover new places to eat, drink and be entertained in
Calling all seniors to come down and be active at Maribyrnong Aquatic Centre (MAC). Enjoy group exercise to reduce the incidence of heart disease, improve mobility, bone density and increase your strength.
Meetings are held at the Maribyrnong Council Offices, corner Hyde and Napier Streets, Footscray.
Eat Drink Westside – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival 31 March – 9 April
Maribyrnong Library Service will be running free and fun sessions for holders of a Victorian Seniors Card as part of the Telstra Tech Savvy Seniors program from March to June 2017. This is a program between the Victorian Seniors Card Program and Telstra. The sessions will run over a five week period and offer guidance in a range of digital literacy skills including internet, email, cyber safety, online shopping and banking and social media as well as learning to use tablets and smart phones.
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Featuring Rizal van Geyzel (Malaysia), Neeti Palta (India), Douglas Lim (Malaysia), Jinx Yeo (Singapore) and Sumit Anand (India). Recommended for 16+ Festival City and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival (MICF) have proudly partnered in 2017 to bring a selection of the best of the fest to the west! Tickets: Full $25.30, Concession $20.30 (Purchase via TryBooking or at the door) Setting Sun Short Film Festival 27-30 April, various times Sun Theatre, Yarraville A four day festival showcasing filmmakers from the western suburbs and beyond. Tickets will be available from March via the Sun Theatre. More information: http://settingsunshortfilmfestival.com.au/
Homeless plan to launch By Benjamin Millar The roll-out of 57 new units to house the homeless in Footscray and Maidstone is all but assured with approvals in place for six of the nine sites. Maribyrnong councillors last week unanimously backed the $5 million plan by Launch Housing to set the re-locatable homes on VicRoads land along Ballarat Road. Dozens of residents campaigning against the developments packed last week’s meeting that would decide the fate of three of the sites, after another three were approved earlier. Councillors voted to follow council officer recommendations for approvals at 118, 121 and 125 Ballarat Road, for a combined 14 one-bedroom units, despite 82 objections.
The objections related to lack of carparking, inconsistency with neighbourhood character, variations to ResCode, waste collection and the “types” of people expected to be residing in the dwellings. Resident David Bird told the meeting he was concerned by the “vast number of dwellings”, the project’s scale and property devaluation. Verena Kostadinov said the proposal failed to respect the neighbourhood character and “diminishes the style and feel of the neighbourhood”. Katherine Gow said the proposed dwellings were of a sub-standard design and poor quality, sending a message that the homeless should be willing to accept inferior housing. Speaking in support of the proposal, Kate Breen of HousingAIM said councils had a
planning obligation to enable diverse housing types. Launch Housing representative Hong Young Tsao said the proposal to use the unused land was about giving “a fair go” to some of the 22,000 people in Victoria that identify as homeless. Councillor Sarah Carter, who moved the motion to support the project at 125 Ballarat Road, said housing was a fundamental human right. She said tenant selection would need to be carefully managed and that she would prefer the units were not provided to “complex or high-need” tenants. Decisions regarding the final three sites will be made by the council in coming months.
Do you work here? The trials and tribulations of working in retail are being aired for the world to see in a new web comedy series co-starring Yarraville actor Stephanie Evison Williams. A pilot episode of Rostered On was filmed last year and went viral online, giving the creators the confidence to create a six-part series, which airs from this week. A trailer for the new series also struck a chord, attracting more than 12 million views. The independent comedy centres on the day-to-day struggles of working for a faceless retail corporation known as Electroworld. Evison Williams features as Sara, the wife of central character Shaun, played by Paul Moore of Winners & Losers fame. “They have a great relationship; Sara is more go-with-the-flow of the two and encouraging him to pursue other things, given he is so tired of the retail world,” Evison Williams said. The series is based on the years spent working in retail by writer-director Ryan Chamley. Evison Williams said Chamley has given the cast a lot of freedom to ad lib, meaning much of the comedy has been improvised. There are high hopes of the series being picked up for streaming by Netflix. But for now, Evison Williams is delighted to see it gaining so much attention online. “I think it’s important as a performer to diversify. “I started my career as a music theatre performer, but the web is a great medium for independent film productions, it’s so immediate,” she said. “The immediacy is what I have missed with film and television – it’s what I got so much satisfaction from in theatre.” The first episode of the six-part series is now online via www.facebook.com/rosteredon. Benjamin Millar
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Comedy series casts its net wider
An artist’s image of 637 Melbourne Road, Spotswood. (Supplied)
Developer wins five year battle A developer has gained approval for a five-storey apartment complex in Spotswood, after five years battling residents, Hobsons Bay council and the state’s planning tribunal. The council last week granted Planning & Property Partners (PPP) a permit for a five-storey and a three-storey building at 637 Melbourne Road. The development will comprise 35 two-bedroom dwellings and 42 car spaces. PPP, acting for Melbourne Cup Pty Ltd (a subsidiary of Omni Property Group), originally applied to build an eight-storey and a three-storey building with 74 dwellings on the site in 2012. Plans then changed to one eight-storey building with 56 apartments, which was refused by the council in 2014. Before the council’s decision was unsuccessfully challenged on appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, plans were scaled back to five storeys. The latest proposal, advertised in February, was amended according to VCAT recommendations and was last week approved by the council with a raft of conditions. PPP director Paul Little told Star Weekly the final proposal was “respectful of the character of the area and the amenity of nearby residents”. “The proposal that was considered by council [last week] has clearly been revised specifically to deal with the issues that council raised previously, and indeed we’re very pleased with the officer’s detailed assessment, and ratification of that assessment by the council. “The proposal has been designed to transition from five levels on the eastern half of the site at the Melbourne Road interface and down to three levels on the western side.” Nearby at 455 Melbourne Road, Newport, The Shakespeare Group is developing a five-storey, 34-dwelling apartment complex, being marketed as ‘The New’. Goya Dmytryshchak
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The funny side of life Magic tricks and John Farnham tracks are just part of the fun as inner-west artists unveil their Melbourne International Comedy Festival shows. Hayley Butcher’s comedy festival debut explores a new mum’s identity crisis … to the music of John Farnham. Running from April 11 to 23 at the Forum Theatre’s Ladies Lounge, Pressure Down traces how John Farnham’s hits saved Butcher from a postnatal existential crisis, triggered by burnt dinners, terrifying park mums and back-handed comments from well-meaning in-laws. Back for their third year at the famous Speigeltent, Alex and Luke are once again ready to cast their spell over Melbourne kids. At 2pm daily, Tuesday to Sunday until
April 16, Make Your Parents Disappear! combines jaw-dropping magic with audience participation, wrapped up in a madcap story about two magic brothers devising solutions to childhood problems. Seddon comedian Perri Cassie’s Channel Perri is on at The Unknown Union @ 1000 £ Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale Street, nightly from April 12-23, while on Saturday, April 8, a one-of-a-kind showcase will bring comedians from across Asia to Kindred Studios, Footscray. It will feature the talents of Rizal van Geyzel (Malaysia), Neeti Palta (India), Douglas Lim (Malaysia), Jinx Yeo (Singapore) and Sumit Anand (India). Bookings: comedyfestival.com. au or 1300 660 013. Benjamin Millar
Sixteen trees on the site of the former Eastona Park Primary School site at Altona North have been removed by the education department. A department spokesman said a report by arborists and an ecologist deemed the trees high risk because of falling branches.
Hobsons Bay council has released its biodiversity strategy for community feedback. The strategy looks at the protection of the municipality’s natural environment. The report and online forms are available on the council’s website. The deadline for submissions is April 29.
Bulldog Sid calls it a day
Western Bulldogs club mascot Sid the Bulldog has retired. After seven years in the role, the nine-year-old British bulldog is going out on a high after the club took home the 2016 premiership. FOR BREAKING NEWS, VISIT Web: starweekly.com.au Maribyrnong & Hobsons Bay Star Weekly @MaribyrnongWkly @star_weekly
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No place to call home By Goya Dmytryshchak and Miki Perkins More than 20 residents of Hobsons Bay Caravan Park are pleading for more time to find homes as demolitions take place around them. The Williamstown North park in Kororoit Creek Road is closing after the prime site was sold and rezoned for a three-storey, 108-dwelling development. But with the closure goes housing for some
of Melbourne’s most vulnerable low-income residents, who had been paying $130 a week, plus outgoings. Housing advocates say many of the caravan park’s former residents could end up sleeping rough in Melbourne’s CBD. Some have moved to other caravan parks. Most have accepted places in rooming houses or emergency accommodation. “Each closure of a caravan park means one less option of last resort,” says Jenny Smith, the head of the Council to Homeless Persons.
“This explains why we’re seeing more people sleeping rough on our streets.” The 120-odd residents have been given notice, but 24 are this month scheduled to appear before the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to plead for extra time. A hearing listed for last Wednesday was adjourned until Monday. About 20 per cent of residents were deemed “high-risk” because of age or health, and have managed to secure public places, catapulted to the top of the 30,000-strong waiting list.
A man accused of groping a child at a Selena Gomez concert has had his bail revoked after allegedly exposing himself on public transport. Police allege the 30-year-old groped a child and a woman at the US pop star’s concert at Margaret Court Arena on August 6 last year. The Altona Meadows man faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday on fresh charges. He allegedly exposed himself twice on the 412 bus between Laverton and Footscray on March 6 while on bail. He is also charged with possessing child pornography images and videos, as well as two counts of stalking. The man’s bail was revoked on Wednesday following the most recent charges, the court heard. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Giovanni Lazzaro said it took a year and a half for police to investigate the child pornography charge, which involved a great deal of technological analysis. The man is also facing charges of groping and rubbing against a person in a sexual manner without their consent. About 18 witnesses, including children, are expected to give evidence in relation to the groping charges, the court heard. The man’s lawyer, Kimberly Phair, said her client suffered depression and suicidal thoughts, and had asked to see a psychologist. He was remanded to face court again on April 21. Jane Lee, The Age
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Bumpy ride for cycle plan By Benjamin Millar A new elevated cycling route from the Maribyrnong River to the CBD has been cautiously welcomed by some cyclists, but panned by others as “green-washing”. The 2.5 kilometre “veloway” would be suspended beneath a freeway raised above Footscray Road as part of the rebranded West Gate tunnel project, connecting with a new bridge over Footscray Road near Costco. The enclosed pathway would be part of 14 kilometres of new and upgraded cycling and walking paths in the project, including the Federation Trail’s missing link, a new path along Hyde Street and a new bridge over Whitehall Street next to Yarraville Gardens, near where cyclist Arju Baglar, a mother of two, died after colliding with a truck on March 10. The proposal has been welcomed by some cyclists as a quicker route with fewer traffic lights, as others question whether it will ever be built and suggest it is being used to ‘greenwash’ the freeway project. Bicycle Victoria has backed the veloway and the addition of new bike lanes from Dynon Road into the west end of the city. But community group Western Connection expressed wariness at the public “being sold a corporate monstrosity lined with promises of trinkets and frills”. Williamstown MP Wade Noonan said the new cycling infrastructure will mean almost entirely off-road cycling routes between Werribee and the CBD. “This new path will take cyclists and pedestrians away from that dangerous intersection of Somerville Road and Whitehall Street,” he said. “Upon completion, this will be some of the best walking and cycling infrastructure anywhere in Victoria.”
The proposed extension to the Federation Trail (top), and the proposed new shared path bridge over Whitehall Street. (Pictures: supplied)
Western suburbs Greens MP Colleen Hartland accused Labor of blackmailing people rather than caring about cycling safety. “They are really spruiking this bike route, but
the fact is they could do this right now if they wanted to, rather than waiting until 2022 and using it to blackmail people into supporting Transurban’s massive new freeway.”
Plan to bring trugo home The return of the west’s very own sport is a step closer after a concept plan to revitalise the former Footscray Trugo Club was put out for public feedback. Maribyrnong councillors last week voted unanimously to seek views on a proposal that would return trugo to its former home at 139 Buckley Street, while opening up the space for broader community use. The plan involves upgrading the lawn, seating, shelters and fencing while a further report is proposed for the future of the dilapidated pavilion on the 630 square-metre site. Refurbishing the existing pavilion, including installing a new toilet, has been estimated to cost $370,000. Other plans include removing the pavilion and replacing it with a shelter with storage, at a cost of $120,000 or $200,000 with a toilet. Footscray Trugo Club co-president Justin Mansfield told last week’s council meeting the trugo site had operated from 1937 to 2009, and was a strong part of the area’s sporting and social fabric. “There has been a groundswell of local support and we’re really gratified and feel privileged council is looking to support its return,” he said. Councillor Mia McGregor said returning trugo would be a good opportunity to revitalise the space, while Cr Sarah Carter said it was positive to see the community take the lead. Benjamin Millar
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Fine furore, fingers point at post By Goya Dmytryshchak and Benjamin Millar
Creek calls its spirits back
Fines totalling more than $1 million have been issued to 13,875 registered voters in Hobsons Bay and Maribyrnong alleged to have failed to vote in last year’s council elections. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) has issued 7972 infringement notices to voters in Maribyrnong and 5903 in Hobsons Bay. Seabrook resident Antoinette Gerada said she received a $78 fine, despite posting her vote before the due date at Point Cook town centre. “I was utterly shocked,” she said. “I heard on 3AW that hundreds of people who had voted, like myself, received fines and were blaming Australia Post. “However, I posted mine together with my two adult sons at the same time … I have spoken with the VEC and have applied for an internal review.” West Footscray resident Rachel Allan said she and her husband sent off their postal votes together. “He then received a letter asking why he didn’t vote – I didn’t get a letter, so obviously mine went through,” she said. “He noted on this letter that he did vote, and we have now received an infringement notice. “What are we meant to do?” Other residents have complained of being fined despite voting, and of not receiving failure to vote notices allowing them to explain that they had voted. An Australia Post spokesman said “all ballot papers were delivered as addressed and according to our delivery timetables”, while VEC spokesman Lawson Fletcher said many votes were invalid because they were dated or mailed after October 21, a requirement he said was “clearly detailed in voting material.”
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Artist Geoffrey Ricardo has been toiling away in a Sunshine foundry hand-making eight giant sculptures for the Kororoit Creek Trail. The celebrated artist says he’s spending six days a week holed up in Fundere Fine Art Foundry to ensure the 3.3-metre tall figures are completed before his July deadline. He first makes the steel frames, then coats these with resin and mesh. Eventually, each piece will weigh as much as 300 kilograms and have an outer marble shell. In September last year, Hobsons Bay council awarded Ricardo a $330,000 commission, funded by Toyota, to produce the art works for the Altona North trail. The Brooklyn resident says each figure represents a “spirit” of the creek-side landscape, walking or pausing along its banks, a “ reflection and discussion of the many things we are as human beings”. The sculpture with an armful of birds (pictured) is “a guardian of the creek”. It holds Indigenous birds that have returned since the Friends of Kororoit Creek began rehabilitating the waterway. “There’s the planes flying overhead,” Ricardo says of the figure leaning back, its face tilted to the sky. Each sculpture will have a poem at its base, written by an Australian author about the work. Alexandra Laskie
Easter chocolate making workshop Make your own Easter chocolates with Uniting AgeWell’s talented chef Carlo Napoli, decorate and gift wrap them for family and friends. Door prize for the guest who wears the most creative Easter hat! Tuesday, 11 April 10am – 12pm Amarco Apartments 9 Edgar Street, Kingsville Come alone or bring a friend – all welcome! Bookings essential. RSVP to Anita on 0437 290 051 Can’t make it? Head along to our next Open Day on Thursday, 20 April, 10am – 12pm.
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Newly arrived migrants have been getting a kick out of their time in the west thanks to the Western Bulldogs. The 10th annual CALDplay Football Gala was held as part of recent Cultural Diversity Week celebrations, bringing together more than 150 participants from Adult Migrant English Programs and community centres across the west for football games and activities. The Western Bulldogs Community Foundation event uses sport to encourage interaction between newly arrived migrants, develop English language skills and improve understanding of Australian sports culture.
The foundation also brings people into the fold via its new ADAPTERs program, helping reduce the gaps between service providers and the community. Program leader Quang Huynh said he loved working with kids and students from multicultural backgrounds. “I was a refugee as well – I know what it’s like having English as a second language,” he said. “It’s great seeing the kids who are a bit shy when they first come here pick up words and really come out of themselves.” Benjamin Millar
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Urban artists unleashed Judges of the inaugural Footscray Art Prize have expressed amazement at the quality of entries, after being inundated with more than 800 submissions. Entries have been painstakingly whittled down to a shortlist of slightly more than 140 works, announced on Tuesday. The art prize was developed by Victoria University, Maribrynong council, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Footscray Rotary. Prizemoney totalling $17,500 will be awarded across four categories, including a $10,000 main prize. Entries are being judged by leading artists and curators Reko Rennie, Jason Smith, Beverly Knight and Richard Ennis. Smith said the range of works submitted was inspiring.
“The sheer volume, diversity and exceptional merit of artists’ submissions made the shortlisting process a challenging one,” he said. “We were really struck by the artists’ images of, and connections to, community and their locality.” The judges were looking for works “rich in ideas and technically excellent in execution”. Winners will be announced on May 25 at the opening of an exhibition showcasing the shortlisted artists. The exhibition will be held at Footscray Community Arts Centre (main prize), VU at MetroWest (tertiary and young artists prize), and in central Footscray (street art prize). Benjamin Millar
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Short life inspires long crusade for awareness
Aaron Walklate, Aaron Hester and Nicky Smith. (Damjan Janevski)
When Maribyrnong College teacher Aaron Hester lost his nine-year-old daughter Lily to cancer in 2014, he felt his whole world crumble. Yet from his sense of helplessness and grief grew a burning desire to help other families faced with childhood cancer – and so the Life for Lily Foundation was born. “In 2013, my daughter Lily was diagnosed with an extremely rare liver cancer and within 11 months we lost her,” he said. “A year later we created the Life for Lily Foundation, after a period that seemed like a haze, to raise awareness of childhood cancer,
which claims the lives of three Australian children every week.” Mr Hester and a team of cyclists took off from the Children’s Cancer Institute in Sydney on Saturday on the Ride for Lily, eager to raise more than $200,000 for cancer research and treatment. “Cancer treatments for children are very expensive,” Mr Hester said. “We’re hoping to help more families through this.” The riders are wending their way along the east coast of New South Wales before crossing the alpine high country on their way to the
Salvo fired in waste war By Goya Dmytryshchak The Salvation Army in Altona is fearful it will be swamped with rubbish over Easter and is pleading with people to stop using its local church and op shop as a “free tip”. Captain Matthew Kean said it was costing the Salvos a tonne of money to dispose of poor-quality donations and, in some cases, plain rubbish. “We don’t want to take the road of prosecuting people and looking through digital camera video,” he said. “I would probably be more inclined to think that people are taking advantage of not having to pay for tip fees – because they’re ridiculous. “Our problem just continues to persist. “Sometimes we’ll come in and there will be couches and old mattresses and old cupboards that are just rubbish. The other day we got a couch that was … it was just absolute filth.”
He said each week the Salvos paid for a giant bin to be emptied, and also did tip runs to dispose of the rubbish. Mr Kean said holidays such as Easter were notorious for dumping. He said the money being spent on disposal could otherwise be going to people in need. “We had quite a big operation at Christmas: we fed heaps of families, put on Christmas dinners and stocked people’s shelves with food,” Mr Kean said. “So, we asked for a tonne of donations. But, my goodness, the stuff that came in that rubbish was ridiculous.” The Salvation Army seeks quality donations and cannot accept white goods or electrical items. Captain Matthew Kean at the Savlos bins where people have been dumping rubbish. (Joe Mastroiannni)
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Victorian coast. Their eight-day, 1300-kilometre journey will conclude at Princes Park in Carlton about 3pm this Saturday. A Live for Lily week will be held at Maribyrnong College from April 18 to 21, culminating in a “casual pink day” when staff and students will wear pink, Lily’s favourite colour. A Live for Lily Butterfly Ball will be held on June 30. Details and donations: liveforlily.org.au Benjamin Millar
Blues club puts down new roots By Goya Dmytryshchak The best-known blues club in Melbourne’s west has found a new home in Newport. The Way Out West (WOW) Roots Music Club, formerly at the now-closed Williamstown RSL Club, will be based at the Newport Bowls Club. WOW president Rob Rowe, who is also the Williamstown RSL sub-branch president, said the music club had quickly developed a reputation after forming more than 15 years ago.
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Rob Rowe and Scott Petrie on the Newport Bowls Club green where the Way Out West Club will relocate to. (Steven Tucker)
Newport Bowls Club is at 4 Market Street, Newport. For information on upcoming gigs visit wowrootsmusic.com
“We look forward to many years of partnering with the Newport Bowls Club in bringing to our community the best roots music in the land.”
“We’re really going to try to create a partnership with them. “What our punters have said is that they love Newport station being so close.
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It has hosted some of the best Australian and international artists, including Grammy award-winning Blues Hall of Fame musicians such as Charlie Musselwhite and John Hammond. Joe Louis Walker, who played at George Bush snr’s inauguration, has been a guest. Meanwhile, the Newport Bowls Club has long been a favourite for musos. Just a couple of weeks ago, Jamaican rocksteady legends Keith Rowe and Texas Dixon – music royalty – chose to have a few beers there after playing across the road at The Substation. Mr Rowe said he was pleased and excited to set up shop in the heart of Newport. “It’s really great to find a home where people really appreciate what you do, and the people at that venue – the president all through to the committee and staff – have been really appreciative of what we do,” he said.
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We’re also hosting pop-up information sessions between North Melbourne and Geelong to provide an update on the design, the planning process and to answer your questions. Jump online today at westgatetunnelproject.vic.gov.au to find a time and location near you.
The project The West Gate Tunnel Project will deliver a vital alternative to the West Gate Bridge by providing a much needed second river crossing. It will widen the West Gate Freeway from 8 to 12 lanes, build a new road tunnel and bridge, and provide direct access to the port, CityLink and the north of the city.
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CORANDERRK “This superb performance is a painful reminder of ‘what could have been’ in terms of Aboriginal self-determination.” ArtsHub In 1881, the men and women of the Coranderrk Aboriginal Reserve went head-to-head with the Aboriginal Protection Board to fight for their right to be allowed to continue the experiment in self-determination they’d pioneered for themselves on the scrap of country they had left.
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“Yana Alana is the first lady of cabaret. Outlandish, bawdy and slightly unhinged, she is worthy of cult status.” Melbourne Observer
In a risqué act of defiance this diva, Yana Alana, infamous for her nude cabaret appearances, will appear on stage fully clothed! An unmissable performance by Yana with songs made famous by Nina Simone, Tom Waits, Shirley Bassey, Laurie Anderson and Joy Division.
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MY PLACE Newport’s Craig Marshall will this month abseil 27 storeys down Melbourne’s St James building for Anglicare’s Altitude Shift event to raise money for young people in care. He speaks with Goya Dmytryshchak. What’s your connection to Hobsons Bay? My connection to Hobsons Bay goes back to childhood when I would come over with the family via the old steam ferry … in Port Melbourne, to come and visit Williamstown and go to the Newport Railway Museum and things like that. In ’86, I was the third youth development worker for the city of Williamstown. I bought a house in Williamstown North and settled in and became embedded in the community and joined what’s now called the Williamstown Music Theatre Company – it used to be the Light Opera Company – and did lots of jolly productions there like The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and Grease. I used to play the comedic roles. I was pretty heavily involved in the old Williamstown Festival. I moved to Newport in ’96 when I got married.
Newport Lakes – I live next to Newport Lakes now. And I love all the schools in the area for my children. I love the waterfront and the beaches, Nelson Place and the piers, and Sea Shepherd. I go and visit MV Steve Irwin when it’s in. I love the community. That’s what drove me back to raise my family. It’s such a fantastic community, lots of sport, sports-mad people, lots of choice, good facilities. What would you change? I think I’d want to ensure that property development is appropriate for the area and shifts more towards sustainability. I’m quite
What do you love about Newport?
keen on making sure that neighbourhood character isn’t too overly impacted by poor design or really high-density living unless it’s appropriate: around railway stations. My biggest wish would be to connect up all the bike paths and make sure that they’re a lot safer because there’s some really dangerous spots. The Newport railway overpass is not cycle-friendly.
What’s your favourite cafe or eatery? Stepping Stone is the one I’ve been to the most, lately. It’s a nice little hipster cafe. Can you tell me why you’re abseiling off a tall building this month? It’s paying tribute to our Scottish and Irish
ancestors by undertaking a test and raising funds to keep children safe, and healing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wounds of those bairn who have suffered. For more information about Altitude Shift and to register, visit altitudeshift.org.au, or support Craig Marshall’s efforts at altitudeshift2017. everydayhero.com/au/IanCraigMarshall
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CHANGES TO THE RESIDENTIAL ZONES ACROSS VICTORIA The Victorian Government has reformed the residential zones that apply across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. This has changed the rules around how new dwellings can be developed in Hobsons Bay. The zone changes were introduced into the Victorian Planning System on 27 March 2017. They make substantial changes to the General Residential Zone (GRZ), Neighbourhood Residential Zone (NRZ) and slight changes to the Residential Growth Zone (RGZ) and Mixed Use Zone (MUZ).
What are the changes? The key changes include: • an increase in the maximum height of buildings in the GRZ from a discretionary height of nine metres to a mandatory height of 11 metres (new three storey height limit); • removal of the limit to the number of dwellings that can be built on land in the NRZ; • a new mandatory requirement for a minimum garden area to be provided in residential developments in the GRZ and NRZ (for lots greater than 400 square metres); • the minimum garden area requirements also apply to single dwellings on a lot that do not require a planning permit.
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How does this impact me? The majority of residentially zoned land in Hobsons Bay is within the GRZ. Council is working on reviewing all residential zones in the city to ensure the zones are applied appropriately. If you are planning on developing new dwellings or extending an existing dwelling, then these changes may affect you.
When do the new zone changes take effect? The reformed zones took effect on 27 March 2017 but transitional arrangements apply to ensure that development proposals received prior to 27 March and currently being considered are not unfairly disadvantaged. This means that the new zone changes do not apply to existing planning permit applications for the construction, subdivision or extension of a dwelling or residential building lodged before 27 March 2017. For more information on the transitional arrangements, visit the link opposite.
Where can I find more information? The Victorian Government has prepared a series of factsheets to provide more information on the changes and the transitional arrangements that will apply, these can be viewed at: https://www.planning.vic. gov.au/policy-and-strategy/planning-reform/ reformed-zones-for-victoria/reformedresidential-zones If you have any questions about what these change mean for you then please contact Hobsons Bay City Council on 9932 1000
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Sunday, April 9 19th Century Strongmen songwriter Nathanael Riley plays an intimate solo set of surf-tinged lo-fi pop, with Rhea Caldwell of Baby Blue. From 7pm, free. 223 Barkly Street, Footscray Sunday, April 9 Watch the Main Offenders play rock ’n’ roll, blues and rockabilly at the Williamstown Maritime Association’s waterside clubroom. From 2pm, free Rear 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown
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Saturday, April 22 Marking a year since Prince’s passing, Computer Blue perform two sets of Prince hits and DJs Grand Master Baitz and Fabulous play only Prince songs. From 8pm, $25. 135 Stephen Street
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Sunday, May 7 Way Out West Roots Music Club hosts the first gig at its new home, featuring Todd Hart who has toured extensivly as lead vocalist with Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame band Savoy Brown. From 2pm, $15 ($10 WOW members) 4 Market Street, Newport
Join a day of music, beer and paella at Studio Raw Materials, 11am-6pm, Sunday, April 23. Enjoy local craft beer, Spanish paella cooked in oversized pans and music from the likes of John McNamara Soul Band, Andrea Marr and Safari Motel. Free entry, 148 Cowper Street, Footscray.
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Ozact’s production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be performed at Williamstown Botanic Gardens on April 8 and 9 at 3pm. Bring a cushion, sunscreen and mosquito repellant. ■ 0419 330 516 or ozact.com
New exhibition Close to you: The Lisa Bellear Picture Show opens 6-8pm Thursday, April 6, at VU MetroWest, 138 Nicholson Street, Footscray.
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The Mates and Mentors program is inviting applicants to be trained in an innovative cohealth volunteer program to assist people recovering from mental health issues. Volunteers will be matched with clients,
Maribyrnong council’s Get Active! expo will be held until April 26 at various locations, with plenty of free clinics, events and ‘come and try’ days. ■ activemaribyrnong.com.au
The Setting Sun Short Film Festival will be held at the Sun Theatre in Yarraville from April 27 until 30. Entries include quirky comedy, film noir-style fantasies, claymation, and documentaries, made by locals. ■ settingsunshortfilmfestival.com.au
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The Memorials, Mementoes & Memories of War pictorial project will conclude with an exhibition (April 22-25) and an artist talk on Anzac Day, 2-4pm Tuesday, April 25, at Ercildoune, 66 Napier Street, Footscray.
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Jas Stephens: 9316 9000 Price: $1.7 million– $1.8 million Auction: April 8 at 1.30pm
Greg Hocking Elly Partners: 8387 0000 Auction: April 8 at noon
The high pitch of the original Victorian roofline set above beautiful lacework and lead-lit windows, established gardens and a superb renovation, create a stunning impression. The wide hallway and high ceilings lead to four large bedrooms, three with functioning fireplaces and built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has a spa en suite. A big living room has a pot-belly fireplace. The kitchen is finished with stone surfaces, island bench and bespoke cafe windows sympathetic to the heritage of the property. The kitchen opens up to a faultless entertaining deck and pergola with views to a large backyard landscaped to create an inner-city oasis. Extras are hydronic heating, a Coonara combustion heater and a split-system.
This stunning family residence boasts generous rooms and loads of period detail, quality fixtures and a large backyard. Meticulously maintained and renovated, the house has generous living spaces either side of the entry way. Hardwood timber doors and period ceiling details create a sense of character. The gorgeous modern kitchen – with stone benchtops, two dishwashers and other Bosch stainless-steel appliances – overlooks a generous family-meals area with views of the lush backyard. There are three bedrooms in total, all with bespoke built-in wardrobes that blend seamlessly with the period theme. The main bedroom has plenty of natural light and a contemporary en suite. Hydronic heating and air-conditioning have been installed. Enjoy the stroll to Footscray’s cosmopolitan delights and make the trip to Footscray market a family tradition.
Price: $1.1 million – $1.2 million
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WILLIAMSTOWN 12/53 Morris Street, 3016
Sweeney Estate Agents Footscray: 9689 8388 Auction: April 8 at 2pm
Williams: 9397 2000
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Auction: April 22 at 1.30pm
A beautifully restored period facade and welcoming front verandah lead to two big bedrooms, one with a floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobe. Walk on hardwood flooring to a stunning main bathroom with over-sized tiling, frameless shower, feature vanity and floating toilet. The main living room and kitchen share extra-height period ceilings with ornate plasterwork. The kitchen is simple, contemporary and attractive, with cream tile splashback, twin-door stainless-steel dishwasher, 900ml entertainer’s oven and gas cooktop. Over-sized, wood-framed glass sliding doors lead to the fantastic, fully-finished downlit indoor/outdoor space with plastered walls, TV point, weather blinds and a powder room set within the stylish laundry with hardwood benchtops. Step down to plenty of backyard. Extras include air-conditioning and off-street parking for one car.
This fully renovated flat is within easy walking distance of Williamstown beach, dog park, Williamstown station and the delights of Nelson Place. Second only to the location in terms of allure is the impressive backyard on title. Light, bright spaces dressed in a neutral palette include a compact white kitchen flooded with light, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes and the good-sized contemporary living room that opens out to the backyard. A bright central bathroom is set next to a separate powder room. A split-system has been installed as part of the renovation. Other features include secure entry, remote gate access and a double carport. This is a fantastic opportunity for an astute investor or owner-occupier.
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NEWPORT 7 Elgin Street, 3015 hockingstuart Williamstown: 9393 0000 In the 1930s, when the country was re-building from the Depression, Melbourne was alive with hope and dreams of prosperity. But surely the builders of this character-packed and practical family house could never have imagined the stunning residence it would become in the 21st century. This property is special. The couple who did a top-to-tail renovation in the early 2000s did so with quality in mind. Located off North Road and in a lovely
Price: Contact agent
Auction: April 8 at 2.30pm
family-friendly pocket of Newport, the property has a beautiful established garden and a wide, decked front porch. Step inside and soaring ceilings draw the eye. As part of the renovation, the ceilings throughout were raised, including those in a blow-out extension at the rear, ensuring every space is well proportioned. They include the en suite and walk in wardrobe in the main bedroom at the front of the house, the second and third bedrooms and the stunning main bathroom off the wide, hardwood-floored hallway.
One of the great things about this property is the storage. In the hallway there is a triple-doored cupboard. The full-sized laundry has loads of cupboard space, as well. Every window has been dressed in made-to-measure curtains, helping to make this house feel like a home. The open-plan living, dining and meals area is an inviting, warm and relaxing space that invites entertaining in style. A gas fireplace is large enough to warm the whole house. Double french doors open to a large and
tasteful decked courtyard area, with steps leading down to a tiled rear space and fully-finished sideway with a small garden shed. The kitchen has Miele appliances and is set in the corner of the room, with black granite benchtops and an island bench with seating for four. This is a residence radiant with a sense of proportion, space and balance. Itâ€™s a tasteful and lovely property sure to attract many admirers. Sam Freestone 21 MARIBYRNONG & HOBSONS BAY STAR WEEKLY \ APRIL 5, 2017
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7A Brunel Street
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40 Florence Street
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12 Durkin Street
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5/46 Kororoit Creek Road
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11 Margot Street
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74 Alma Te T rrace
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Auction - Saturday 6 May 15 Oxfo f rd Street fo
74 Alma Terrace
FINALLY – THE ONE! • From the moment you step inside this breathtaking property, you’ll want to call it home! Architecturally designed and fully renovated to the highest standard, this double fronted beauty off f ers the ultimate in family living ff • Generous allotment of approximately 580sqm with parking for up to three cars, adds further to the appeal of this magnificent home • Soaring ceilings, a wonderful use of light and space, and a seamless blend of indoor / outdoor living with an expansive decked entertaining area, complete with built-in BBQ and a spectacular solar heated pool • Fo F ur spacious bedrooms with built-in-robes including the magnificent master with ensuite and access to an outdoor retreat, two separate living zones and a central bathroom with a freestanding bath • Dream kitchen adorns the heart of the home boasting a walk-in pantry, marble benchtops and premium appliances • Fe F atures; solid oak floorboards, ducted heating / cooling, video intercom, alarm, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, built-in surround sound in living and master bedroom, wiring for Foxtel plus a sprinkler system • Moments from The Strand, parks, Williamstown’s shops / cafes and Newport Tr T ain Station, this home off f ers a lifestyle that is second to none! ff
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Saturday 29 April at 12.30 56 A5 Saturday 8 April - 10.15 - 10.45 Sunday 9 April - 11.30 - 12.00 Contact Agent Sam Wilson 0404 865 018 email@example.com
9, 11 & 13 Clematis Ave
DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY – 1950SQM APPROX. • A terrific opportunity to secure three, side-byy side allotments in a popular yarea of Altona North, approximately 650sqm each • Each site off f ers a freestanding house in basic condition with potential ff rental return while obtaining plans and permits • Explore the many options on off f er with a development of this size ff • Located within walking distance to Altona Gate Shopping Centre and less than 1km to the West Gate Freeway for easy access to the CBD • All of the above is subj b ect to council approval (STCA) bj
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5 Nicosia Court
HIDDEN GEM • Set in a quiet cul-de-sac location, sits this immaculate, solid brick, family home on approximately 442sqm of land • Filled with natural light and neutral colours, comprising three spacious bedrooms with built-in-robes plus a study, three generous separate living zones, bright kitchen with stainless steel appliances, two bathrooms plus a powder room • The features are endless with evaporative cooling, ducted heating, ceiling fans, two split systems, plantation shutters, automatic internal blinds, dishwasher, r surround sound, rainwater tank, outdoor entertaining area, r, large double garage and an abundance of storage • Bi-fold doors lead out to the pergola and private landscaped gardens, making this an ideal family home
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Saturday 8 April at 11.00 55 G7 Wednesday 5 April - 5.30 - 6.00 Saturday 8 April - 10.30 for 11.00 Reserve Price $1,100,000 Katie Smith 0425 737 673 email@example.com
12/53 Morris Street
EXPANSIVE GARDEN BY THE BAY! • So rare is the opportunity to secure a ground floor apartment with an outdoor space as large as this, calling those who love to entertain outdoors and maintain a lovely garden • Refurbished throughout, the apartment comprises two double bedrooms with built-in-robes, a neat central bathroom with laundry facilities, a bright kitchen and meals area, plus a good size living room that opens out onto the garden • Located peacefully by the water and Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park, it’s a quiet spot that sits conveniently close to Williamstown Tr T ain Station and is only a 10 minute walk to Nelson Place restaurant precinct • Further features include; split system heating and cooling, secure entry and remote gate access, plus two car spots under a carport
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Saturday 22 April at 1.30 56 E11 Saturday 8 April - 9.45 - 10.15 Sunday 9 April - 12.15 - 12.45 Contact Agent Lauren Wood 0411 648 509 firstname.lastname@example.org
4 Walter Street
SMELL THE SEA WATER • Single level, immaculate home, on a large allotment of approximately 520sqm • With three separate living zones plus a lovely and big grassed backy k ard, ky there is plenty of room for the family and entertaining • Fe F atures include; single lock-up garage, floating flooring, ceiling fans, surround sound, gas central heating, spilt systems, security shutters, dishwasher and Caesarstone benches • Located moments from Williamstown Beach, Jawbone Marine Sanctuary, shops, Williamstown North Tr T ain Station and schools
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The ‘can do’ agents.....
West Footscray 17 Braid Street Renovate And Extend Or Demolish (STCA)! The Choice Is Yours, All Set On This Substantial Residential Allotment Of 451m2 (Approx).
• Home is of liveable standard with unlimited potential to improve • The perfect new home site, demolish & create a blank canvas • Build your dream home
Yarraville 1/17 Gordon Parade Affordable Two Bedroom Villa Unit With Lock Up Garage Set In A Most Secluded Location.
•Spacious Lounge overlooking Front Yard •Separate kitchen and meals area •Central bathroom with laundry facilities •North facing paved yard opening to garage •Adjacent to parkland and walking distance to Village
Footscray 505B/2 Dennis Street Contemporary Top Floor Apartment in the Culture Hub of Footscray * Comprising x2 double sized bedrooms with BIRs both with electric heating, including master with full ensuite & private balcony * Modern kitchen with stone bench-tops, gas cook top, stainless steel electric oven, microwave & dishwasher
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Auction Saturday 8th April 11.00am Price Guide $700,000 - $750,000 Inspect Saturday 8th April fi
10.30am - 11.00am 33 Anderson Street, Yarraville.
Dean Johnson 0414 397 163 Wayne Rogers 0411 854 094
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Auction Saturday 8th April 12.00pm Price Guide $430,000-$470,000 Inspect Saturday 8th April fi
11.30am- 12.00pm 33 Anderson Street, Yarraville.
Dean Johnson 0414 397 163 Brigitte Bolonis 0411 158 994
A2 B2 C1
Auction Saturday 8th April 3.00pm Price Guide $365,000 - $385,000 Inspect Saturday 8th of April fi
2.30pm - 3.00pm 320 Barkly Street, Footscray.
Charmaine Bui 0401 583 343 Darren Dean 0438 550 055
Footscray 37 Shephard Street Calling All Developers/Builders - A Grade Land Opportunity On Prime Terra Firma Of 324m2 With Plans And Permits *Offering approved Lobazza Bassett architect plans with town planning permit * Designed to host premium finished properties with A grade floorplates * 2 x 2 level townhomes with varying layouts + accommodation
Maribyrnong G12/20 Pier Lane Mortgagee in possession - Stylish, ground floor, Marina Apartment with a view!
•Gorgeous 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with a great floorplan •Security entry through the East entrance of this designer building •Kitchen with dishwasher adjacent living/dining area & one bedroom opening to balcony
Avondale Heights 1 Drake Court The Perfect Family Home Set On This Glorious Expansive Garden Allotment Measuring All Of 900m2 (Approx.)
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Auction Saturday 8th April 12.00pm Price Guide POA Inspect Saturday 8th April fi Contact
11.30am - 12.00pm 320 Barkly Street, Footscray.
Darren Dean 0438 550 055 Rob Sarosi 0438 373 562
A2 B1 C1
Auction Saturday 22nd April 12.00pm Price Guide Contact Agent Inspect Saturday 8th April fi Contact
10.00am-10.30am 320 Barkly Street, Footscray.
Terry Cooper 0411 852 508 Tracey Dean 0433 279 103
A3 B1 C5
•Ideally located in this quiet court location •Comprises – Wide entrance hall, 3 good sized bedrooms (B.I.R’s) •Formal front sitting room, heating and cooling throughout
Auction Saturday 29th April 12.00pm Price Guide $950,000 - $1,045,000 Inspect Saturday 8th April fi Contact
2.00pm - 2.30pm 33 Anderson Street, Yarraville.
Dean Johnson 0414 397 163 Wayne Rogers 0411 854 094
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11 Challis Street Newport
The Promise Of Significant Proportions Beautifully built by its original owners from 1952 to 1954, appreciated by the same family ever since, this charismatic three bedroom home’s exceptional allotment offers some 746m2 behind a wide 21.7m approx. frontage. Such dimensions represent a hugely rewarding opportunity to renovate or to re-develop, STCA, close to the schools, parks and shops that define the Challis Street precinct. Bungalow, carport, tandem garage and huge work-shop complete today’s picture – and enhance tomorrow’s prospects.
3 Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
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Saturday 29th April 11:00am Contact Agent Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am Sunday 10:30 - 11:00am Nathan Gleeson 0409 556 584 Terry Fitzpatrick 0422 971 667 1/66 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 9393 1600
1 Elphin Street Newport
Position and Potential: Perfectly Balanced
Rarely has the opportunity to renew or potentially recreate (STCA) been more exciting than this readyto-reinvent property, situated so that the Strand and parklands are literally moments away. A spacious allotment of some 477sqm (approx.) provides a perfect backdrop for the future, surrounding the original heritage-listed dwelling. Side ROW complements the address, itself indicative of the possibilities for brand-new modern lifestyle as Newport Station and Village are easily reached.
Price Inspect Contact Office
Contact Agent Saturday 12:00 - 12:30pm Sunday 11:15 - 11:45am Nathan Gleeson 0409 556 584 Terry Fitzpatrick 0422 971 667 1/66 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 9393 1600 27 MARIBYRNONG & HOBSONS BAY STAR WEEKLY \ APRIL 5, 2017
188 Mason Street Newport
Brilliant Ideas, Beautifully Expressed This outstanding residence’s commitment to quality begins with Brad Hooper designed big picture spaces and extends to every last desirable detail. Jarrah floorboards beneath soaring double height ceilings define a stunning entertaining area while a separate living/dining domain features marble tiles, northern light and a Caesar-stone kitchen. A dual purpose
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paved backdrop adds an indoor-outdoor focus and accommodates two cars. Walk to Newport Lakes Park in a moment or two – at most!
4 Auction Price Inspect Contact
Saturday 8th April 11:00am $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 Saturday from 10:30am Terry Fitzpatrick 0422 971 667 Nathan Gleeson 0409 556 584 1/66 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 9393 1600
50 Hick Street Spotswood
60 Years Of Success, With Huge Scope Ahead Offered for the first time since it was built some 60 years ago, this double fronted post war home suggests scope for renovation or re-development, STCA, on some 738.2sqm. The enduring character of its three bedroom spaces, including a bright living room and
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separate kitchen/meals area, is complemented by the north easterly garden’s depth, width, carport and shed only moments from Edwards Reserve, Vernon Street village, the Hudsons Road café hub and Spotswood station.
3 Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
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Saturday 8th April 1.00pm $950,000 - $1,000,000 Saturday from 12:30pm Anna Grech 0438 446 051 1/66 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 9393 1600
Inspect Saturday 3pm - 4pm
Williamstown Guide Auction Inspect Contact
39 Giffard Street
bed 3 | bath 1 | car 4
$2,000,000 - $2,200,000 11:00am Saturday 29th April 2017 On Site Thurs 6th April 6:00pm-6:30pm & Sat 8th April 1:00pm-1:30pm Adrian Butera 0409 099 791 Dee Gibson 0416 091 369
Every thing about this sensational home impresses – live and entertain in 2 formal and casual areas and cook up a storm in the stunning kitchen. Accommodation is plentiful with 4 robed bedrooms, 5th bedroom/attic and spa ensuite. There’s also a loads of extras and double garage. Adding to the appeal is a short stroll to Jawbone Reserve and water plus shops, schools and transport all close by.
15 Bird Court, Williamstown READY FOR A HIGH FLYING LIFESTYLE?
For Sale Sneak preview - register your interest AH: Mark Yusuf 0419 521 065 • 9754 6000
2/60 Kororoit Creek Road Williamstown
Bright and Brilliantly Positioned Beautifully bright, this charming townhouse benefits from brilliant surrounds where Bayside College and local shopping are literally moments away. The open plan arrangement is instantly appreciated, offering lovely lounge while a naturally advantageous northern orientation invites natural light into lovely kitchen/ dining domain. Ducted heating plus split system cooling complements the convenience of off-street
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parking for two, and a location that reaches North Williamstown Station and Williamstown beach.
3 Auction Price Inspect Contact Office
Saturday 8th April 2:30pm $650,000 - $710,000 Saturday from 2:00pm Nathan Gleeson 0409 556 584 Terry Fitzpatrick 0422 971 667 1/66 Douglas Parade, Williamstown 9393 1600
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Raine Horne Williamstown 9397 6167
38 Ferguson Street, Williamstown
63 Hobson Street, NEWPORT The Feel Good Factor 3A 1B
Some homes have it, some don’t! The magical elements of charm, a feeling of comfort and of “coming home” are the qualities that envelop you on entry to this gorgeous period classic. Laid back country charm best describes the vibe with much work done and just the right amount of scope left for you to apply your own taste and add to the capital value. Set in highly coveted bayside Newport, the waterfront will become your playground, with cafes and kindergarten nearby and parkland opposite. With Newport station handy you will be whisked in the CBD in no time. Terrific living and dining spaces are the focus, complimented by three generous bedrooms, one of which connects to the private rear garden which lends itself to providing off street vehicle accommodation via the right of way lane. Grab it now. Enjoy it and improve it.
Saturday 29th April 12.30pm Saturday 8th April at 12.15pm - 12.45pm Sunday 9th April at 12.00pm - 12.30pm
Agent Rosemary Jamonts 0405 535 434 Nathan Smith 0400 843 331 Price
Auction Reserve Price $950k
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49 Ferguson Street, Williamstown VIC 3016 P 03 9397 5555
NEWPORT 61 Gordon St
4 bdrm townhouse, with 3 bthrms, 2 living rooms, a state of the art kitchen, & walk in pantry, Alfresco, inc. sink & BBQ. Inclusions: built in desk, wall units, & is pre wired for smart TV’s. Security system, timber floors, & zoned a/c to both floors. The detail & décor is cutting edge with SMEG apps, D/W, induction hot plate, citrus rear garden & a remote LUG. Adj to Newport Lakes & Park, Bayside College & Newport Gardens Primary School, & a short trip to Altona Gate, Hall St shops, & Williamstown.
NEWPORT 28 Agg St
79 Paxton St
AUCTION UNLESS SOLD PRIOR
PRICE $POA AUCTION Saturday 22nd April 12:30PM VIEW Saturday 10:30 - 11:00AM AGENT Kevin Gunn M 0418 997 914 Anthony Gunn M 0409 377 449
This beautifully presented 4 bdrm home meets all the requirements of the ideal family home. Master bdrm feats WIR & ensuite. Add 3 bdrms are serviced by central bthrm. The centre piece is the modern kitchen that services both living areas. The kitchen/meals area with generous island bench top. The lounge/living area integrates with the alfresco area ideal for entertaining. Add feats inc timber flooring, S/S apps, stone bench tops, ample storage, heating & cooling. Within walking distance to schools, Newport Train Station, Newport Lakes, Newport Gardens, cafes, & a short drive to CBD.
Plans for 2 luxury side by side dbl storey homes of just over 35sqs each are almost approved & then ready for you to get building. Alternatively you can keep the existing home complete with self-contained granny flat on the rear of this large block of approx 670sqm. The planned properties will comprise of 4 bdrms all w WIR’s & ensuites, large open plan living/kitchen/dining w walk in butler’s pantry, sep lounge room, generous laundry, sep pwdr room & upstairs study. Residents will enjoy the close proximity to all amenities inc. local schools, shops, cafes, PT & only mins to Williamstown.
PRICE Contact Agent AUCTION Saturday 22nd April 11:00AM VIEW Saturday 10:45 - 11:15AM AGENT Ricky Peacock M 0407 770 451
4&4A Percy St
PRICE $POA AUCTION Saturday 6th May 11:30AM VIEW Thursday 6:00 - 6:30PM Saturday 11:30AM - 12:00PM AGENT Josif Hatzinikolis M 0421 699 222 Anthony Gunn M 0409 377 449
Pre-purchase release offering open-plan living inc. Bosch app kitchen, master-suite with ensuite & WIR, auto-garage plus carspace. Each of these 3 bdrm, 2.5 bthrm homes have the option of a grnd-flr master suite, a sep study, central or rear position. Each home feats ducted heating & cooling plus ceiling fans, alarm, video-intercom, & a 2000L tank. Kitchen feat Stone bench tops, fully-tiled bthrms & floored with Tasmanian Oak & carpets will feat throughout. To be set in landscaped surrounds, each home will feat a courtyard with a covered outdoor area for entertaining.
PRICE Contact Agent AGENT Ricky Peacock M 0407 770 451
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Footscray 6 The Crescent
The Beauty Of the 40s, The Best Of Today A façade of classical c1940s character and renovated rooms similarly rich in period integrity are matched by this inviting residence´s renovated modern proportions - the combination not only works beautifully, it´s complemented by a location where leafy serenity and total convenience are brilliantly balanced. Period living and dining rooms that surround an evocative paneled hall lead to family room dimensions accompanied by a kitchen featuring stone benches, dual dish-washers, soft-closing cabinetry and appliances by Bosch. Beyond, this three bedroom, two bathroom home´s pergola invites entertaining, with a mains gas BBQ, against the backdrop of a gourmet´s garden. Hydronic heating, air-conditioning. Extensive sidedrive car parking. Irresistible.
BER $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 8th Apr at 12.00pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Wednesday 5.30 - 6.00pm Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mark de Brabander 0406 536 447 Wayne Elly 0410 305 305 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 6thecrescentfootscray.com.au
Newport 58 Alma Terrace
A Period Classic, Poised For Its Next Family Phase Last sold in 1947, this double fronted Edwardian´s great address and 587sqm approx. allotment have become even more desirable with the passage of time. Such a sought after setting complements today´s spaces and enhances spectacular potential for renovation, STCA, including the possibility of adding an upstairs level that would enjoy outstanding outlooks. Until ideas for the future take shape, appreciate the classical comfort of a central living room and a separate kitchen/meals area rich in retro character. To the rear, the garden´s depth, width and double garage reached by a side drive emphasize this home´s irresistible scope for further family success.
BER $1,200,000 - $1,300,000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 8th Apr at 1.30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Thursday 5.30 - 6.00pm Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mark de Brabander 0406 536 447 Wayne Elly 0410 305 305 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 58almaterracenewport.com.au
Altona 9398 8888
Williamstown 8387 0000
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Yarraville 8387 0011
Newport 74 Oxford Street Family Art Deco With Tempting Prospects The instant appeal of Art Deco character and renovated modern function that defines this four bedroom home is made even more enticing by a 837sqm block with rear ROW that points the way to any future renovation, new home or redevelopment (STCA) success. Quietly on a wide tree lined street, nearby parkland, cafes, schools and shops ensure lifestyle convenience accompanies the current day comfort of generous proportions that include three separate living domains, a gas appointed kitchen, attractive bathroom and deep rear garden with alfresco entertaining. A large shed/storage, carport and additional secure off street parking complement an immediately inviting family solution.
Price $1,400,000 - $1,500,000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 22nd Apr at 1.30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Mark de Brabander 0406 536 447 Wayne Elly 0410 305 305 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 74oxfordstreetnewport.com.au
Williamstown 15 Kingshott Close Desirable Family Design Signifying the lifestyle for which the Rifle Range Estate is renowned, luxurious family proportions have been renovated with remarkable flair so as to deliver a sophisticated response to contemporary requirements. Attraction evocative of resort-style living defines an enticing open plan arrangement opening to a breathtaking decked backdrop that gazes towards a sparkling plunge pool. Four bedroom accommodation incorporating luxurious master suite is entirely elegant. The address establishes itself as an exceptional family haven, zoned to Williamstown High School and within walking distance to North Williamstown Station, while the benefits of beautiful Jawbone Reserve parklands and trails cannot be overstated.
BER $1,500,000 - $1,600,000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 29th Apr at 12.30pm -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Leigh Melbourne 0414 239 986 0433 208 312 Jacob Davis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 15kingshottclosewilliamstown.com.au
Altona 9398 8888
Williamstown 8387 0000
Yarraville 8387 0011
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Altona 1C Boyd Street
Altona Meadows 3 Duggan Court 2
Impressive Town Residence Impressive dimensions & a position that is loaded with lifestyle advantages enhance the appeal of this 2 level townhouse. Sundrenched interiors reveal zoned living & dining spaces, a Blanco kitchen & access to a private courtyard of pleasing proportions. Upstairs, 2 bedrooms & a bathroom.
BER $550,000 - $590,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 29th Apr at 2.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Saturday 10.15 - 10.45am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Vince Caramia 0405 122 925 Wayne Elly 0410 305 305 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 1Cboydstreetaltona.com.au
Bringing Family Into Focus This delightful 3BR home presents great bones, with room to renovate or extend if so desired (STCA). Charming semi-open floor plan offers retro kitchen/meals at its heart, with versatile dining domain, lounge & a spacious outdoor entertaining area creating a great family balance.
BER $520,000 - $570,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 8th Apr at 2.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Jacob Davis 0433 208 312 Vince Caramia 0405 122 925 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Web3duggancourtaltonameadows.com.au
South Kingsville 4/80 Saltley Street 2
Start Out in Style A fabulous fresh aesthetic introduces this delightful 2 bedroom villa unit. Comprising immaculate tiled floors, split system comfort & a spacious living/dining area that leads out to a charming courtyard garden. A covered car space & proximity to the CBD is a convenient conclusion.
Altona 9398 8888
Williamstown 240 Coogee Lane 1
BER $420,000 - $460,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 8th Apr at 11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Wednesday 6.00 - 6.30pm Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Dean Caramia 0431 601 399 Vince Caramia 0405 122 925 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 4/80saltleystreetsouthkingsville.com.au
Williamstown 8387 0000
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Beauty Meets Brilliance Floor to ceiling glass accentuates the sense of warehouse style space that defines this designer residence. Boasting inviting living & dining areas, an open-plan kitchen with Miele & Ilve appliances, 3 bedrooms, 2 of which are accompanied by balconies, a central study, courtyard & secure garage.
Yarraville 8387 0011
BER $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Auction Sat 29th Apr at 11.30am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Inspect Saturday 11.15 - 11.45am ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Leigh Melbourne 0414 239 986 Shannon Bushnell 0422 093 068 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Web 240coogeelanewilliamstown.com.au
www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/sunshine Y ION A CT URD U T A SA IS TH
1 Hinkler Street Braybrook
18 Suspension Street Ardeer
Presentation Plus/Large Corner Block!
Investors Take Note!
• 3 bedrooms • Lounge room • Recently renovated kitchen adjoining meals area • Sunroom/study area • Bright central bathroom • Double in-length garage with remote door • Land size approx 608m2 • Potential multi-unit development site (STCA) • Brilliant location, close to parks, shops, schools & public transport
Auction Sat 8th April at 12.00 noon Inspect Saturday 11.30 - 12.00pm Agent David Falcone 0413 116 717 Map Ref 41 B1
• Two large bedrooms & study • Comfortable lounge room with gas heater • Neat kitchen with dining area • Steel garage • Development site (STCA) • Land size is 600m2 (approx) • Close to schools, shops & transport
7 The Mews Sunshine West
4/2 Smart Street Sunshine West
Grand Family Home On Huge 990m2 Allotment!
Calling All Unit Buyers!
• 3 bedrooms • Study area • Lounge room • Recently renovated kitchen adjoining meals area • Separate dining/family room • Large rumpus room with built-in bar • Bright central bathroom • Massive 4 car brick garage • Corner block, potential multi-unit development site (STCA)
Auction Sat 29th April at 12 noon Inspect Saturday 10.45 - 11.15am Agent David Falcone 0413 116 717 Map Ref 41 B1
• 2 bedrooms, both with BIR’s • Lounge room • Kitchen adjoining meals area • Central bathroom • Car space • Located approximately 1 kilometre to shops, schools & public transport Features: roller shutters & paved courtyard
Auction Sat 22nd April at 12.00 pm Inspect Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Agent Sang Do 0419 935 955 Map Ref 26 C11
Auction Sat 29th April at 1.00pm Inspect Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am Agent David Falcone 0413 116 717 Map Ref 26 H4
T AC TR N O RC DE N U
61 Clayton Street Sunshine North
27 Plymouth Close Sunshine North
21 Tudor Road Sunshine North
1 Rooke Court Sunshine West
Redevelop Or Refurbish!
Home Sweet Home!
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• Two large bedrooms • Lounge room • Kitchen with meals area • Sunroom & bathroom • Future development site (STCA) • Land size approx 612m2
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• Taking: $19,000 per week • Rent: $2,600 plus GST per calendar month • Lease: 5x5x5 • Includes two bedroom home
• Taking $5,000 per week • Rent $2,800 plus gst per calendar month • Lease 3x3 • Two bedroom home
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