Tuesday 15 March 2011
VOL 4. No 11
Outstanding Ocean Grove teenager, Samantha Cain, was the star of the show at the weekendâ€™s State Surf Life Saving Championships at Lakes Entrance. Cain won seven gold medals to spearhead a brilliant Ocean Grove team performance. See full story on Page 112.
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Boat owners face eight-fold increase in Queenscliff Harbour fees as moratorium ends
BY ALISON MARTIN RECREATIONAL boat users left â€˜high and dryâ€™ by exorbitant increases in harbour fees at Queenscliff are now waiting to see if they will secure a more affordable mooring. A moratorium on fees, offered by the privately operated Queenscliff Harbour for a two-year period to existing harbour users, is over and for many the new fees are, as predicted, â€˜unaffordableâ€™. Several commercial fishermen have already left the harbour and a number of recreational boat owners have been forced out because of the increased fees. A Queenscliff resident who has docked his boat at the harbour for more than 10 years, said there were
several concerns for boat owners, who had initially been promised a better deal. â€œWeâ€™re not blaming the harbourâ€Ś thatâ€™s private enterprise and they are entitled to charge what they want,â€? he said. â€œBut weâ€™ve been let down by Parks (Victoria). The parameters that were set down when Parks wanted our support for the new harbour was that weâ€™d only have to pay two to three times as much. â€œWe had been paying $800 a year to keep our boat in the harbour but now the moratorium has been lifted, if we stayed in the harbour weâ€™d have to pay $6,400â€Ś itâ€™s just too much money. â€œNow weâ€™re waiting for a pole mooring (to be constructed by Parks Victoria as a cheaper alternative
to a harbour mooring) but there are up to 35 boats needing a place and only 28 pole moorings.â€? The boat owner, who did not wish to be named, said wooden boats, including Queenscliffâ€™s heritage couta fleet, would be given priority because they needed to be kept in the water, but there were also local people with fibreglass boats who could miss out on a mooring . â€œWhat theyâ€™ve allowed to happen at the harbour is really affecting usâ€Ś and there are locals who are getting on in years and wonâ€™t be able to use a pole mooring because they will have trouble getting a dingy out there,â€? the boat owner said. â€œI really feel for those who have had their boat at the harbour for 30 years or more and now theyâ€™re
retired they canâ€™t afford the new fees and theyâ€™ll just give up... sell their boat. â€œFor those of us who will try to get a pole mooring, we just hope they will remain under Parks control because otherwise if they became private, they could charge anything.â€? He said despite Parksâ€™ assurance that pole moorings would not be privatised, harbour users were wary because of the Fishermanâ€™s pier situation. â€œFishermanâ€™s pier was not part of the plan in the start when it was signed-off, but then all of sudden it was part of the development area,â€? he said. The Borough of Queenscliff will host an information session at Queenscliffâ€™s Senior Citizens Hall this Saturday, March 19 at 10am.
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Thriftway located on the corner of Shannon Ave and Autumn Street Geelong West had been a leading furniture retail outlet for 20 years, and Neil considered this a sound investment, having sustained a healthy business throughout a bleak retail period.
Neil retained all the sales staff that had help develop and uphold Thriftway’s top reputation and culture that had been created over a number of years.
In January 1991 an arsonist destroyed many buildings in the Geelong West Region Including Thriftway furniture in Shannon Ave which was gutted by fire with an estimated damage bill of $180,000. Store owner Neil Harrison who only took over the established local furniture store 12 months earlier was shattered and said the fires were the talk of the town. Every business was concerned that they may be next.
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In April 1991 three months after the fire and many hours of hard work, Thriftway Furniture opened its doors again. Neil said the last 3 months had been very tiring after the fire, and if not from the great support he has received from staff, family and friends the task would have been much harder. In 1994 Thriftway furniture opened its second big store in Geelong in Moorabool Street directly opposite Kardinia Park home of the Cats. In August 2009 after years in Geelong West and seeing many changes happen around them Thriftway Furniture has combined two large stores from Geelong West and South Geelong into one MEGA store in Newcomb. Owner Neil Harrison is excited to open this massive showroom on the Bellarine Hwy Newcomb. After being in the furniture game for so long I have always wanted to provide the entire family needs under one roof. Our Mega store has 23000 sq metres floor space and has over 1000 items on display such as lounge suits, sofas, Dining tables, Entertainment units , bedroom suites, kids furniture, sofa beds and coffee tables and as our slogan says Thriftway furniture Mega Store “We’ve got just what you’re looking for “. We have customers travel from across Geelong the Surf Coast and Bellarine Peninsula, looking for that one piece of Funiture to finish of their home.
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MAYOR’S COLUMN Clifton Springs beach improvement works
THE THREE new groynes constructed at strategic points along the shoreline at Clifton Springs are proving their worth, holding sand far better than in the past and providing this popular spot with some useable beach areas that are much appreciated by locals. It’s expected that as the beach areas consolidate, the sandy stretches will grow further and be a real asset for bathers next summer. As part of the construction of the three new groynes a new access road was installed from the cliff top down to the beach, and while it is not available for use by private vehicles, it is available for walkers and beachgoers to make their way safely and quickly down to the shoreline areas.
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The City of Greater Geelong, through its Community Arts Grants Programme, has provided $6,000 towards the staging of this festival, in recognition of the benefits it brings to the community. For more information about the Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea visit www.barwonheads.net
Youth Awards nominations extended
Nominations for the Geelong Impetus Youth Awards have been extended until 5pm this Thursday (March 17). The annual awards recognise young people who have and/or are currently making significant contributions in the areas of education, community work, sport, culture, the arts and the environment. If you know of a young person who is achieving
great things, please nominate them. It’s easy, you just need to download a nomination form from www.geelongaustralia.vic.gov.au/community/ youth There are 12 categories to choose from, and winners in each category will receive $500 to go towards their area of interest. Nominations are open for young people aged between 12 and 25 years who reside in the City of Greater Geelong, including the Bellarine Peninsula. The Impetus Youth Awards Ceremony will be held at the Geelong Conference Centre on Thursday, April 7 for all nominees. Cr John Mitchell Mayor, City of Greater Geelong
The hugely popular Barwon Heads Festival of the Sea kicks off today with a series of community events. Then there’s an exciting programme planned for this weekend. Held on the riverbank, the festival is a true community event that brings people together in a fun and vibrant celebration of Barwon Heads, arts and the environment. There will be arts and crafts, market stalls, live entertainment, a community garden and kids activities. Key features of the festival include a pot luck local produce dinner at 6pm on Saturday, where people can bring a picnic rug and a dish to share, and of course the famous duck race at 3pm on Sunday. Ducks will be dropped from the Ozone Jetty and the owner of the duck that arrives first at the jetty wins a $2,500 travel voucher. Ducks will be on sale over the weekend of the festival in the lead-up to the big race for just $10 each. All proceeds go towards keeping the festival a free event.
Tuesday 15 March 2011
Soho sold for $4m HISTORIC Country Estate â€˜Sohoâ€™, near Drysdale, has been sold for an undisclosed price but believed to be around the $4million mark. Agent Peter Lindeman of RT Edgar Bellarine said a Melbourne buyer had bought the property from Michael and Harriett Lawrence, who will pursue their farming interests in Tasmania. Soho was originally built for Samuel E. Lees in 1883 to designs prepared by architects Watts and Jackson. At the time it was the largest estate on the Bellarine Peninsula, comprising 4,586 acres. Lees died prematurely in 1897, and in 1909 Soho was sold as one of 21 lots to the Armytage family of Lara.
Since then the homestead has had only five other owners, including celebrity chef, Peter Russell Clarke. â€œThis has been an excellent result and has set another benchmark for the Bellarine Peninsula and shows that despite all the gloom and doom since the global financial crisis there is definitely confidence coming back into the market,â€? Lindeman said.
Happy owners Michael and Harriett Lawrence have sold their historic Soho estate.
Artistsâ€™ colony THE COMMITTEE for Bellarineâ€™s proposal to create an artistsâ€™ colony at Soho had been gaining momentum, with members now seeking further potential sites for the initiative. CfB spokesperson, Tom Oâ€™Connor, said the artistsâ€™ colony concept had received a great response from a wide range of people within the field and stakeholders. He said the level of support had been encouraging and the committee would now explore other sites and options to apply its ideas and concept plans. â€œWe are determined to follow the proposal through and while the availability of Soho was the catalyst there are many other properties around the Bellarine that would provide development opportunities for an artistsâ€™ colony,â€? he said.
The controversial redevelopment of Portarlingtonâ€™s Brown Street has the town divided with more than 20 gathering at the site to explain their concerns regarding the width and design, which includes an open drain. However, some residents of nearby Willis Street believe the roadworks will address flooding issues and provide other benefits. Turn to Letters to the Editor for more views on the change to streets around the Bellarine. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
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Manage Foot health for all ages the arts FEET have a tough job, with the average person walking approximately 150,000 kilometres in a lifetime! Foot health is a key factor in maintaining an active, healthy and independent life style. At Bellarine Community Health we have a range of foot health services, involving podiatrists and foot-care nurses. We offer services to people with a range of different foot health problems, including those with poor foot posture or structure leading to pain or other symptoms, those with skin conditions including corns, callous, warts and others, as well as nail infections. We can even perform procedures to treat recurrent ingrown toenails. We provide assessment and care for people living with diabetes, for who podiatry is very important and also for those who may have problems with circulation, nerves and for anybody who would like advice regarding footwear, foot care and foot health. Over the last 18 months we have developed a paediatric foot health programme, with two of our podiatrists gaining extra skills and knowledge in child foot health. Foot health screens at kindergartens along the Bellarine Peninsula have been conducted, with many more planned. BCH also has individual podiatry sessions available for children at the Drysdale site. We now have a podiatrist based at headspace Barwon (Bellarine) who can see anyone aged between 12-25 years old, who has any foot health issues for which they need advice or treatment. There is a podiatrist at each BCH site including Ocean Grove, Drysdale, Portarlington and Point Lonsdale. There are also foot-care nurses available at each of these sites, stay tuned for an upcoming
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THE POTATO Shed is the Bellarine’s premier performing arts venue and community members are invited to assist in guiding its future. Two positions on the Potato Shed committee of management are currently vacant and community representatives are asked to express interest in the important roles. The multi-arts facility was developed to respond to the needs of the wider Bellarine community, in conjunction with Bellarine Secondary College and Saint Ignatius College, and continues to operate at almost full capacity, with plans for major expansion. The Potato Shed facilitates the development and realisation of the creative arts, education and training opportunities, and supports opportunities for young people of the region to engage in artistic pursuits. Expressions of Interest in a position on the Potato Shed committee of management should be lodged by 5pm on Friday, March 25. For further information contact Rob MacLeod on 5251 1998.
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Horror on the stage BY ALISON MARTIN ASPIRING performers are being offered an exciting opportunity to pursue musical theatre on the Bellarine, with auditions for Little Shop of Horrors extended. The popular rock musical, which found Broadway success in the 1980s, has been selected
by local theatre group, Bellarine Jongleurs, as its major production for 2011. Bellarine Jongleurs member and Little Shop of Horrors director, Brandon Davey, said some of the lead roles had been taken but there were great opportunities for anyone interested in musical theatre to join the production. Davey has broad acting experience and taken
charge of musical direction however he is excited with the scope he will have as director for Little Shop of Horrors. He encouraged anyone with a passion for singing and dancing to audition for a part – even a minor role. The Bellarine Jongleurs are inviting performers aged 18-plus who “can sing and dance preferably but most importantly have an interest in live musical
theatre” to join the production. A cast of 12 is needed for Little Shop of Horrors, which will be presented at the Potato Shed on July 27, 28 and 29. For more information, contact Bellarine Jongleurs on 0424 414 244 or Brandon Davey on 0448 889 038, emailing email@example.com or check out the local theatre group on Facebook.
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Little Shop of Horrors director, Brandon Davey, is encouraging Bellarine performers to join the upcoming production to be presented on the Potato Shed stage. Photo: ALISON MARTIN
TWO LEOPOLD Football Club players are mixing it with the big boys after being drafted as Australian Football League rookies. Jye Bolton and Luke Dahlhaus, both 18, are now backed by some of AFL’s highly prized teams. Now on rookie lists for Collingwood and Western Bulldogs, the boys are ready to step in and play if injuries to senior players occurred. Bolton has already played three games for Collingwood – against Sydney, Richmond and Carlton. “It’s very exciting. I was over the moon to get this opportunity,” he said. “My goal is to be on the senior list by the end of the year. I want to play as hard as I can and build a solid career in AFL. I want to be respected as an elite athlete and do the best I can.” Bolton moved to Leopold from Drysdale at 16.
“The Lions really took me in under their wing and gave me so much support. It was a great move for me. It is an excellent club,” he said. Club president, Phil Carmichael, said the running midfield-forward quickly showed promise and has developed “sensationally”. “Both these boys have done so well. We are very proud of them. We work really hard to develop our players so it is a real thrill to see this. Both these guys are excellent players and are very dedicated to the sport,” Carmichael said. “This is fantastic. What a great achievement for these young guys. It is a huge credit to Lions coach Aaron Greaves who trained these boys.” Dahlhaus began his career as a junior with Lions and played his first senior game at 16, after which he went to the Geelong Falcons. “He only played one game of seniors and he showed so much promise the Falcons picked him up,” Carmichael said.
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Feedback on Port beach PORTARLINGTON residents are encouraged to ‘have their say’ on the Portarlington Beach renourishment project at a community information session tonight. The community session will provide residents with an opportunity to learn about the beach renourishment project, to share their thoughts and provide feedback. Bellarine Bayside Foreshore Committee of Management chief executive, Tim Page-Walker, said the meeting was a great opportunity for locals and anyone with an interest in the beach. “The beach renourishment design process will determine the best method to provide beach protection for the next 10 to 15 years,” Page-Walker said. “Some areas of the beach are so depleted they no longer protect the adjoining cliffs from erosion,” he said. Bellarine Bayside has been given funding by the Department of Sustainability and Environment to develop a design for the construction works that will also be funded by DSE and expected to be completed in time for the 2011/12 summer season. Portarlington beach was nominated for renourishment through DSE’s Enhancing our Beaches programme, which was established in 2006 to review 30 key beaches around Port Phillip Bay and determine their renourishment needs. DSE senior project officer Sally Patterson said the works would not only help protect the foreshore against erosion but improve a key recreation facility for locals and beach users. “This beach is an important recreational and tourism asset for the Portarlington community and was identified as a high priority,” Patterson said. Beach renourishments have been used successfully around Port Phillip Bay since the 1970s to manage coastal erosion caused by seasonal weather patterns and storms. The community information session will be held at Parks Hall, Portarlington tonight, March 15 from 6pm to 8pm. For more information contact Tim Page-Walker on 5259 3311.
Lake Lorne plan
Bellarine residents have until this Friday to respond to a draft masterplan for improvements to Drysdale’s Lake Lorne Reserve.
A DRAFT plan for the development of Drysdale’s Lake Lorne is currently on public exhibition, with input invited until the end of this week. The City of Greater Geelong’s masterplan sets out actions to protect and enhance the significant environmental values of the Lake Lorne reserve, while providing new passive recreational opportunities. The draft masterplan, which will remain on exhibition until Friday, recommends the following works: • A new two-metre wide walking and cycling track • A new boardwalk in the north-west corner of the reserve • New 1.2-metre high conservation fencing above the upper water level of the lake to restrict dog access to the waterfowl conservation area • New timber post and rail parking barriers along Reserve Road and a section of the GeelongPortarlington Road to restrict vehicle access onto the reserve • New seats and bird interpretation signage at key locations. The draft masterplan is available for viewing on the CoGG website at www.geelongaustralia. com.au/council/yoursay, or CoGG’s Drysdale Customer Service Centre in Hancock Street or Drysdale Railway Station. Local residents can respond to the draft plan on the website or in writing to: Manager - Environment and Natural Resources, City of Greater Geelong, PO Box 104, Geelong 3220. For further information on the draft masterplan, phone CoGG’s environment and natural resources unit on 5272 4785.
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Images on show JUST 18 months since forming, the Bellarine Camera Club is preparing for its inaugural Photographic Exhibition, showcasing the talent of local photographers. Club member, Shane Coles, said the exhibition would be held on Easter Saturday at the Springdale Neighbourhood Centre in Drysdale. He said images from Bellarine Camera Club’s photographers would be on display and there would be an opportunity to meet them and also purchase their work. “This exhibition is to show the local and outside public the beauty of
Amber Beardsmore has started a two-year mentoring programme with Business and Professional Women Australia Geelong, including the opportunity to meet human rights lawyer, Jacqui Zalcberg.
LEOPOLD’S Amber Beardsmore is one of five young women from the Geelong region selected to join the 2011 mentoring programme with Business and Professional Women Australia. The BPW Geelong programme works with local young women to help them hone their skills as they prepare to finish school and enter the workforce. Amber and four other Year 11 students began their mentoring experience this month on International Women’s Day, with an opportunity to meet human rights lawyer, Jacqui Zalcberg. Zalcberg has worked on human rights issues across the globe, including as legal adviser to the United Nations. BPW Geelong Mentoring Programme co-ordinator, Annabel Newnham said the International Women’s Day
event launched a two-year learning experience for the students. “The mentoring programme enables these young women to hear from our high profile guest speakers as well as meet Geelong’s professional business women,” Newnham said. “During the programme, the mentees will also have the chance to meet professional women informally over coffee and talk about career opportunities. “The program also offers the chance to develop their public speaking skills and presentation, to build their confidence as they reach the end of their schooling.” In selecting mentors, consideration has been given to relevant experience, personal attributes, interpersonal skills and the genuine interest by the mentor in accepting the responsibility and challenge of learning and teaching.
photography and how it never ceases to amaze people with images that portray life as it is today and in the past,” Coles said. “A percentage of the sales and proceeds from gold coin entry will be donated to the Springdale centre.” Bellarine Camera Club is also inviting other aspiring photographers to join and members will be on hand at the exhibition to provide more information about new memberships. Circle your diary for the one-dayonly inaugural photographic show on April 23.
News in brief Salt’s Seven Seas
VISITORS to Queenscliff’s Salt Contemporary gallery can sail the Seven Seas this month, with a new exhibition of works inspired by the coastal environment now open. Seven Seas features artworks by Sue Anderson, Sarah Faulkner, Karan Hayman, Ann Howie, Victoria McCaffrey, Judi Singleton and Bridgit Thomas. Salt is also celebrating major awards and achievements of its artists including Tarli Glover, winner of the She - In Celebration of Women’s Day Art Prize 2011; Andrew Wood; Rudi Jass and Nicola Moss, whose solo exhibition titled Diamonds in My Eyes opens at Salt Contemporary on April 16.
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Ocean Road on stage A NEW live-stage musical documentary to be presented at Drysdale’s Potato Shed next month tells the story of building the Great Ocean Road. Titled Hit The Road Digger the brand-new multimedia show is built around images of the Great Ocean Road’s construction and includes the hit songs popular during the the time of construction. It’s researched and written by Geelong writer/entertainer Colin Mockett and performed by Colin with his wife, singer Shirley Power. The morning showtime musical will be presented on Tuesday April 5 and bookings can be made through the Potato Shed.
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Celtic early birds SAVE some money and secure your ticket for Portarlington’s 2011 National Celtic Festival. Early Bird tickets are on sale now and offer significant discounts for the hugely popular event held across the long weekend, from June 10 to 13. The festival has continued to grow in both crowd size and the magnitude of the talent that converges on Port from around the world. The National Celtic Festival has also built an unquestionable reputation as Australia’s largest and most diverse celebration of Celtic music and culture. Internationally acclaimed and incredibly popular Celtic-folk act, Solas, will be making the journey from the United States for its first
trip to Australia. Joining Solas will be singer/songwriter Eleanor McEvoy from Ireland – who is famous for her record-breaking hit Only a Woman’s Heart; also the brilliant fiddle of Hanneke Cassel Trio. Other acts not to be missed include dynamite Irish/Quebec duo Sophie and Fiachra; and the haunting sounds of Gaelic songstress, Christine Primrose. The full line-up of acts and special events will be announced this month but Early Bird tickets are on sale now, so get in early and save. For ticketing information and bookings, phone GPAC on 5225 1200 or visit www. nationalcelticfestival.com
Tell us your bright ideas IF YOU have an idea for a community project then make sure you get along to the Govedale Community Centre this Thursday night. The City of Greater Geelong is offering a range of grants for not-forprofit organisations and their projects. Democracy and Governance portfolio councillor, mayor John Mitchell, said the free upcoming grants workshop was a good opportunity to start planning. “It’s a good time to start fine tuning your project ideas and preparing a grant application,” he said. “Come along to our free grants
workshop to help you work out the right grant and increase your chances of a successful application.” The session will also cover general advice about other sources of funding, planning your project and evaluation and reporting. The session will be held from 6pm-8pm at the community centre, 45-47 Heyers Road, Grovedale, and bookings are essential as numbers are limited to 20. Bookings can be made by phoning 5221 1377 or emailing info@ volunteeringgeelong.org.au
From left, Rylie and Vicky Kukac celebrate bringing their style to Torquay.
Gifts, goods and gems CHAMPAGNE was flowing last week at the grand opening of Torquay’s newest gift, jewellery and homewares store. Blue Lace Gifts, on the corner of Bristol and Pearl roads, offers a variety of “beautiful things” to suit every budget. Mother-daughter team Vicky and Rylie Kukac started the business as a sister store to the family’s shop Jade @ Portarlington, on the Bellarine Peninsula. “We wanted to bring our style to Torquay,” Vicky said. “Blue Lace Gifts is a great little boutique gift shop
with a wide range of different pieces from all over the world. “We have concentrated on beautifully crafted jewellery, unique leather handbags and purses, and a stunning range of home-wares.” Blue Lace Gifts also offers hand milled Australian made soaps, and scented candles as well as a free gift wrapping service. “We are very excited to open in Torquay and look forward to meeting people. Come in and say hi. We look forward to offering great customer service and an experience to remember,” Vicky said.
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Seven-year-old Miranda Linnsen (centre) was named Miss Junior Showgirl.
Kelvin and Lauchlan Roger had calf Sophie on show at the Bellarine Agricultural Show on Sunday. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
Woofers and Walkers put on an entertaining performance for those at the show, with Fergus eagerly awaiting his master’s command.
Brian Connor checks out a 1936 Lister Ag Engine, which was just one of the old pieces of machinery on show.
Crystal, Amy and Danae helped out at the food tent to ensure no-one went hungry – or thirsty – on Sunday.
Wallington’s Jack Galle, 4, was named Master Showboy on Sunday.
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Andrea Murphy was success in the 18-29 years age group. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
Saturday provided the perfect opportunity for all ages to enjoy the day.
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Art on show at the rock BY ELEANOR WOODS LOCAL artist Emma Webb brings her colourful canvasses out of the woodwork this month in a public display. The popular acrylic painter is astounded how easy her journey to success has been. “I just started and was lucky enough to start selling my work straight away,” she said. “All sorts of different people seem to really like it, which is fantastic.” Jan Juc based Webb has worked as an artist for the last four years and has sold works locally and internationally. “I can’t think of any place I would rather be. To love what you do and live where you love is pretty special and I appreciate every moment of it,” she said. She describes her work as colourful, powerful images of strong women. “I am inspired by strong faces of strong
Jan Juc artist Emma Webb exhibits at Bird Rock Bar, in Jan Juc.
Showcasing local beers LOCAL brewers will put their products on show for this week’s Fed Square Microbreweries Showcase. The event will be held on Wednesday (tomorrow) and Thursday from 4.30pm-8.30pm at The Atrium in Melbourne’s Federation Square. More than 100 locally made, boutique lagers, ales and ciders will be available to taste, showcasing and celebrating the strength of Victoria’s craft beer industry. Brewers from the region will be well represented with Prickly Moses – Otway Estate, Southern Bay Brewing Company of Moolap and Bellarine Brewery Company all attending.
The showcase will also feature the hotlyanticipated introduction of a Cider Garden and a taste of the world’s first naturally brewed gluten-free and low-alcohol beer from O’Briens. A tasting ticket includes 20 x 60ml tastings and a small dish from participating restaurants. Tickets can be purchased online from Ticketmaster for $25 plus booking fee but you’ll need to be quick, with only 600 tickets on sale for each night, they’ll sell out quickly. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door, but guests are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets to avoid disappointment.
females,” she said. “I do a lot of manga faces and some nudes and decorative pieces as well.” Manga is an Asian-inspired comic style which translated from Japanese means ‘whimsical drawings’. “People love the style and the pieces are great because with just one canvas you can transform a whole room,” Webb said. “My works can also be tailored to suit you in colour and style.” Join Webb at Bird Rock Bar on Saturday to launch the exhibition, which will be rotated regularly over the next few weeks to showcase her various works until Easter. “Happy hour is from 5pm until 7pm. So, come down and have a drink and chat and check out the work. It will be very relaxed,” Webb said. For more information visit www. emmawebb.com.au
Motorcycle safety is failing: Koch MEMBER for Western Victoria, David Koch, has expressed disappointment road safety agencies continue to inadequately address motorcycle and scooter safety for riders travelling off-road. Koch said off-road incidents occurring on Crown land, privately owned land, tracks or other venues in state forests and parks are not currently recorded yet injuries to off-road riders account for half of all hospital admissions resulting from motorcycle accidents. “It is disappointing that motorcycle and scooter users make up less than four per cent
of all registered vehicles in Victoria and their riders only account for seven per cent of vehicle licences statewide, yet 14 per cent of all road fatalities and serious injuries since 2005 have involved motorcyclists,” Koch said. “But only fatal and serious injury crashes on public roads are included in the Victorian road toll. Crashes that take place off-road are not included in these statistics. “I am concerned VicRoads’ focus on crashes that occur only on public roads has resulted in under reporting of actual accidents.”
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Group tackles waste problems BARWON Regional Waste Management Group is set to tackle the problem of hard waste collection with three key programmes planned for the region. Chairman John Burgess said the group was working with councils, business, and charity and recycling groups to boost local hard waste recovery. He said the programmes also provided a strong and practical alternative to municipal hard waste collection services that are under pressure from OH&S guidelines and will complement initiatives already in place by member councils to assist
residents to manage unwanted household goods. “Our group is being told consistently that households want to donate their unwanted hard waste for reuse or recycling but they’re not sure how,” Burgess said. “So we have taken the initiative to develop a strategy to help householders with this problem by facilitating three new programmes – the Second Life School Fundraising, Second hand Saturday and Charity Clothing Donation Banks programs. “Many people have items sitting around the house
that they no longer want or need and we don’t want those items going to landfill. We want those items to be collected for reuse or recycling instead,” he said. The group’s executive officer, Enzo Bruscella, said the Second Life School Fundraising Programme would be rolled out across the region’s schools after a successful trial in 2010. Run in conjunction with Southern Cross Recycling, the trial saw almost 2.7 tonnes of clothing, footwear, manchester and accessories collected for reuse and recycling from five local schools.
“These results were certainly encouraging and we’re now looking to roll out the programme to all willing schools in the region,” Bruscella said. “It’s a wonderful programme that encourages students and their families to return unwanted household goods for reuse and recycling. “By participating, students raise money for their school, support worthwhile charities and the environment.” Bruscella encouraged schools to register by contacting Southern Cross on 9463 6411.
Enjoy a magical journey GEELONG Performing Arts Centre’s family magic is back in 2011, filled with exciting new theatre productions and fun activities. The programme is designed to introduce young people to the thrill of live performance, bringing to life a multitude of stories that stretch the imagination and create a sense of excitement that anything is possible. Kick-starting this year’s programme this Saturday is The Magic Hat, based on the children’s book by renowned Australian children’s author, Mem Fox. Created by Drop Bear Theatre, The Magic Hat will inspire young imaginations as it follows the surprising journey of a magic hat. Audiences will see the storybook come to life as the stage action unfolds with the help of the child’s magic wand. There are also three blundering wizards who tell the story of The Magic Hat through
shadow puppetry, song and movement. The Magic Hat is one of four fabulous theatre productions in this year’s Family Magic programme. In June, Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s hilarious puppet extravaganza, Men of Steel comes to GPAC. Then in July, GPAC offers an entertaining show for the littlies, The Happiest Show on Earth. September brings the Australian musical My Grandma Lived in Golligulch, based on the much loved book by Graeme Base. GPAC presents The Magic Hat in the Drama Theatre for two shows only this Saturday at 12pm and 2.30pm. Tickets are available on 5225 1200 or online at www.gpac.org.au Following performances of The Magic Hat, children can enjoy hat making and decorating in the foyer to bring the stories alive from the stage.
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91 THE PARADE, OCEAN GROVE PHONE: 5255 4294 www.oceangrovenc.com Office Open Hours: Monday to Thursday â€“ 9am to 7pm, Friday 9am to 5pm
From the Co-Ordinators Desk Term 2 planning is well on the way so pop into the centre to pick up our program.
A huge thank you to everyone who supported the Worldâ€™s Greatest Shave at OGNC held on the 11th March. Well done Stacy for all of her hard work in putting together this great event. A big thank you to those who were brave enough to shave. I am extremely proud to announce that OGNC was audited for its Vacation Care program under the Federal auditing process and we received a rating of a High Quality Centre. Bookings for the next school holidays are now open. Remember our doors are always open to suggestions or support to community members so please pop in and talk to one of our friendly staff. Look forward to seeing you at OGNC Nicki Dunne Co-Ordinator
Community Development Projects and Events Coming up at OGNC
Accredited Training (Nationally Recognised) On Offer at OGNC
CLASSES WITH VACANCIES
CERTIFICATE III IN CHILDRENS SERVICES (CHC30402)
This class utilises light weights, a Swiss ball and concludes with 15 OKPWVGUQHUVTGVEJKPICPFTGNCZCVKQP Monday 11.15am each week Member fee: $7.00 per session Non member: $10.00 per session
The 21st of March is Harmony Day â€œEveryone Belongsâ€?. To celebrate this occasions drop in to OGNC during 21st -25th March, receive a Harmony Day balloon or sticker and participate in OGNCâ€™s Community Communication Canvas project, write a positive message or leave your handprint to show that â€œEveryone Belongsâ€?.
CULTERAL DIVERSITY WEEK
On Wednesday 23rd March at 12:30-1:30 weâ€™ll be holding a multi-cultural lunch for the local community to sample foods from CTQWPFVJGYQTNF2NGCUGEQPVCEVVJG1)0%QPVQEQPĹżTO numbers for catering purposes.
DROP IN REUNION â€“ 10 YEARS ON
On Friday 15th April 2011 from 6pm to 10pm at Ocean Grove Neighbourhood Centre â€“ 91 The Parade Ocean Grove. Have you ever attended drop in? Or do you know someone who has? Join all the staff of the last 10 years and come along to our reunion. It would be great to catch up, here your news and reminisce about the great times, camps, raves and adventures we went on. For those who cannot attend please post a message on our event page in FB and let us know what you are doing with your life. Canâ€™t wait to see you all there.
This course is designed for those who are working or would like to work within the Chid Care Industry. This course will run on Wednesday and Fridays from 9am to 3pm commencing the 4th May 2011 Fee: 895.00 funded or $602.50 concession
CERTIFICATE III IN HOSPITALITY
This course is designed for the learner who would like to work or currently works in the hospitality industry. This course runs Wednesday 9am to 3pm and Thursday 11.30am to 3pm commencing 4th May Please contact the centre for further details
CERTIFICATE III IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
This course provides the learner with the tools to work within an QHĹżEGQTCFOKPKUVTCVKXGTQNG This course runs Monday 9am to 3pm and Friday 9am to 12noon commencing 2nd May Fee: $795 funded or $382.50 concession
Drop In Youth Group at OGNC operates every Friday night, 6-9pm. All young people are welcome from years 7-12. Socialise with other young people within a safe, friendly environment, fully supervised by UWRRQTVKXGSWCNKĹżGF[QWVJYQTMGTU%CNNQTRQRKPVQ1%0%HQTCNN enquiries and enrolments. 18th March Excursion â€“ Movies 25th March In house â€“ Street surfer bus 1stth April Excursion â€“ Laser Tag 8th April In house â€“ End of Term party 15th April Drop in Reunion at OGNC
DROP IN YOUTH GROUP YEAR 7 TO YEAR 12 â€“ WHATS COMING UP
Drop In Youth Group at OGNC operates every Friday night, 6-9pm. All young people are welcome from years 7-12. Socialise with other young people within a safe, friendly environment, fully supervised by UWRRQTVKXGSWCNKĹżGF[QWVJYQTMGTU%CNNQTRQRKPVQ1%0%HQTCNN enquiries and enrolments. 11th March: Worldâ€™s Greatest Shave 18th March: Excursion â€“ Movies 25th March: In house â€“ Street surfer bus 1st April: Excursion â€“ Laser Tag 8th April: In house â€“ End of Term party
This course is designed for the learner who would like to enter the education system as an integration aide or teacherâ€™s aide at Kinder, Primary or Secondary level. The course covers all relevant modules in working with students with special needs, language and numeracy support to children as well as general modules in the support and behaviours of children. This course is subsidised by Victorian Government funding. The course will run on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week from 9am-3:15pm commencing on 22th March 2011. (GG HWPFGF Concession: $560.35 (Course fee includes Workplace First Aid Level II and Back Care %GTVKĹżECVG
FOLLOW WORKPLACE HYGIENE PROCEDURES (Food Handling)
Safe food handling skills are essential for all people working within the food industry of Australia. This accredited module will provide participants with the necessary knowledge in correct and safe food handling, food storage and food hygiene. Saturday 19th March: 9am /GODGT(GG HWPFGFZJQWTUGUUKQP 0QP/GODGT(GGZJQWTUGUUKQP
RESPONSIBLE SERVICE OF ALCOHOL CERTIFICATE
Bookings Essential please contact the centre for enrolment forms on 5255 4294 or at 91 The Parade Ocean Grove
Heather will lead you on a fortnightly walk around the local area. 6JKUKUCITGCVYC[VQGZGTEKUGCPFUQEKCNKUGCVVJGUCOGVKOG Please bring a water bottle. Friday 9.15am each fortnight starting the 11th February Member fee: $7.00 per session Non member: $10.00 per session
CREATIVE CARDS FOR MOTHERS DAY
Come along to this class and create some beautiful cards for Motherâ€™s Day. Friday 25th March: 1pm /GODGT(GGZJQWTUGUUKQP 0QP/GODGTZJQWTUGUUKQP
THE ART OF GIFT WRAPPING
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DROP IN YOUTH GROUP YEAR 7 TO YEAR 12 â€“ WHATS COMING UP
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GENTLE LOW IMPACT EXERCISE
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Gift wrapping can be a real art, as you will discover when you attend this fantastic workshop. The theme will be based around Motherâ€™s Day. Friday 1st April: 1pm /GODGT(GGZJQWTUGUUKQP 0QP/GODGTZJQWTUGUUKQPs
GROW A KITCHEN GARDEN
Come along and learn how to turn your yard into a wonderful edible landscape that provides nutrition, great tasting food for you, your family and friends. Learn techniques for raising seeds, see new products, taste some unusual fruits and veggies, learn about composting, fertilising and organic pest management. By the end of the class, students will have a workable plan for their own yard that suits their taste buds and budget. Thursday 7pm from 17th March (and Saturday April 9th for a visit VQCNQECNMKVEJGPICTFGP /GODGT(GGZJQWTUGUUKQPURNWUZJQWTUGUUKQP Non Member: $105.00
COOKING FOR BLOKES
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SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Bookings are now open for the upcoming School Holidays in April. Please contact the centre for an enrolment form or down load off our web site. Payment is required at time of booking and spaces are limited.
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Tuesday 15 March 2011
Give them a chance Dear Editor, Michael Crutchfield and his predecessor did nothing, so why not give the new government a chance? A super campus is not what we need in Grossmans Road; have a look there at 3pm on a school day, and surely going to high school is one of those moments in a childâ€™s life when they need a feeling of independence and a graduation from your old surroundings. The establishment of a separate secondary school will provide the children with the opportunity to move on from primary school, and ease some congestion. I canâ€™t help but feel the sledging of Katos is sour grapes on behalf of Labor voters. Andrew Williams Torquay
Special rules for shire workers?
recall any specific reference being made by them to the proposed road width, and I for one was perhaps too naive to think of questioning them about that point. I believed that they would give weight to the fact that Granville Street is one of the major access roads, together with Duke Street, to the Recreation Reserve. Still, the ratepayers affected should probably count themselves lucky; as the cost of a wider road would no doubt have been borne by them anyway. To Lyn Oâ€™Brien and the residents of Portarlington, the best of luck. However, I donâ€™t believe that you will win. Michel Le Maistre Drysdale
Concerns are ill-founded Dear Editor,
This morning, Saturday, March 12, I was amazed to see a car with the shire name marked on the front door illegally parked on the wrong side of Walker Street. As it was just after 9am with plenty of empty parking spaces available there was no need for this abuse of this workers power. Where was the usually over-zealous parking officer? Fines are handed out when there are hundreds of motorists trying to find parking on the days special functions are held in Torquay. At these times it is almost impossible to find a spot to park, but not today. Are the parking rules different for shire workers?
With reference to Narrow Call (Bellarine Times March 8) Ms Lyn Oâ€™Brienâ€™s assertion that the recent roadworks in Brown Street, Portarlington, are inadequate is patently ill-founded. Brown Street has not been narrowed, nor has access to any area of Portarlington been affected in any way. There remains plenty of access to properties and ample parking for our Neighbourhood House. Drainage is more than would normally be required, and protects lower lying properties in the eastern direction from potential flooding. In fact, the development provides us with a footpath! (We donâ€™t have enough of these in our town). It is understood that the developer financed all of these improvements, thus saving already heavily burdened ratepayers from further imposts. Perhaps Ms Oâ€™Brien should limit her criticisms to areas in which she is more competent. No more flooded Willis Street
An angry ratepayer Torquay
Lindsay Ellis Portarlington
Building traffic hazards Dear Editor, I share Lyn Oâ€™Brienâ€™s concern regarding City of Greater Geelongâ€™s practice of building narrow streets which become traffic hazards due to the volume of traffic they are expected to carry; Granville Street, Drysdale, being a perfect example. The fact that CoGG apparently frowns upon the parking of cars on the nature strip (even though their combined width is more than twice that of the paved road!) only serves to compound the problem. It is interesting to note that the northern part of Palmerston Street is, at 10 metres, three metres wider than Granville Street which it intersects. Staff from the council did meet with residents of Granville and the other streets affected prior to the commencement of work, however, I do not
Too many eye-sores Dear Editor, Your anonymous correspondent (Bellarine Times March 8) notes the unattractive entrance to Portarlington, with which one can only agree. However, responsibility for the condition of this former Sproat Street garage site can only be attributed to the siteâ€™s owners for the continued neglect which has created the eyesore and a blot on the landscape for the last seven or eight years. That writer could have included reference to two other former service stations which are also very ugly intrusions on the Portarlington streetscape. The former RACV site in Brown Street is overgrown with weeds and looks as though it has been bombed, with deep craters and huge piles of soil where the old petrol tanks have been removed. Another former service station in Newcombe Street has been an ugly empty site for many years which seems to have
become a parking area for huge industrial trucks and their loads. There is also a partly burnt-out double storey house at the entrance to the town, which has remained untouched and uninhabited since a major house fire more than a year ago. A short distance away is another weed-infested, fenced-off building site where houses were removed many months ago, but where no development has taken place since. What a pity that the so-called local powerbrokers apparently stand by and do nothing about these concerns, instead preferring to berate local citizens who rightly stand up against ill-considered development projects which do nothing to preserve the ambience of Portarlington. On the other hand, one can only compliment the Portarlington Garden Club and its members, who year in, year out, continue to present Wiffen Park at the entrance to the town as a most attractive site which helps to counter those other ugly properties nearby. Congratulations to the Garden Club for your display of civic pride â€“ pity there is not more of it! Judy Bracken Portarlington
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Dear Editor, Budget time for local government is fast approaching. This is the time, therefore, for ratepayers and local residents to make known their thoughts and priorities for spending and rating policies by council. There are at least three issues on which I would appreciate feedback from residents and ratepayers in the Surf Coast Shire. With respect to rates, what level of support might there be for a policy that would limit rate increases for pensioners and self-funded retirees resident in the Surf Coast Shire to CPI? I am willing to put a motion to this effect if there is sufficient community support. On the spending front, the Surf Coast Shire is under some pressure to allocate significant funds to subside users of sporting infrastructure. Is there community support for such subsidies? If yes, to what level? The SCS is also a major supporter of tourism, especially as this builds on the Great Ocean Road. Are ratepayers and SCS residents happy with the amount and the manner in which the shire spends on tourism promotion? There are many other issues besides the above three that ratepayers and residents have an opportunity to comment upon before the budget for 2011-12 is finalised. I am happy to listen and to have feedback as part of my engagement in the budget process. I can be contacted by mobile on 0458 952 809; email email@example.com or Skype joe. remenyi Joe Remenyi Councillor Surf Coast Shire
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Drysdale leads the way DRYSDALE Smash Repairs has made major changes to ensure the local community receives an improved service on the Bellarine and the environment is a priority. Drysdale Smash Repairs owner, Neil Yoemans, said the innovative business was the only smash repairer in the Geelong region to convert to a water borne automotive paint system. “This is the same product that European cars are painted with in the factory,” he said. “The use of this product effectively reduces our pollutants by 70 per cent, which is important for keeping it green on the
Bellarine.” Drysdale Smash Repairs is also now a VicRoads-approved accident towing operator. “We can now offer 24-hour accident towing on the Bellarine rather than having motorists, SES, police and the CFA waiting for a tow truck from Geelong to attend an accident,” Yoemans explained. For more information on towing and other services offered locally at Drysdale Smash Repairs, phone Neil Yoemans and the team on 5251 2322.
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DCSCA UPDATE Getting things done
ON SUNDAY, March 6 – Clean Up Australia Day – DCSCA members and friends cleaned up The Dell and The Basin. The two sites are part of DCSCA’s Open Spaces Network and March 6 saw the first formal outing of DCSCAsponsored Friends of The Dell and Friends of The Basin. DCSCA’s 2011 Festival of Glass on February 20 at Drysdale’s Potato Shed attracted over 30 stalls and 5,000 visitors. Thank you to everyone who made it such a success, including our sponsors, our exhibitors and, of course, our visitors. All offers of help for the 2012 Festival of Glass will be very welcome. DCSCA is working with the Bellarine Historical Society, a local designer and council engineers to create new signs around The Dell that will outline its history and attractions; and DCSCA is exploring how to enable people with limited mobility to access The Dell.
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DCSCA is a member of the Affiliation of Bellarine Community Associations (ABCA), which represents all nine community associations on the Bellarine Peninsula. ABCA is the democratically-elected ‘peak body’ around community issues and it lobbies government about issues of concern to communities on the Bellarine. This year, for example, ABCA will contribute to the mid-term review of the City of Greater Geelong’s Bellarine Strategic Plan and to the G21’s Regionalise Land Use Strategy (G21 brings together the City of Greater Geelong, Borough of Queenscliff, Golden Plains Shire, Colac Otway and Surf Coast Shire.) For more on these issues, please visit DCSCA’s blog: www.drycliftdays. blogspot.com Patrick Hughes, DCSCA secretary.
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Drysdale & Clifton Springs in Focus
Artistic elements on show Men and FOLLOWING the theme ‘Local Elements’, the new exhibition at 135 Gallery celebrates the diverse environmental features discovered by three of the region’s dynamic artists. Award-winning Clifton Springs artist, Ondra Gangell, was astounded by the affects of the Anakie fires in 2006, describing them as “like being on another planet”. Many of her works on show at 135 Gallery are expressions of the scenes she saw and portray her connections to nature. Pat O’Connell, whose work will feature at this month’s International Flower and Garden Show in Melbourne, has a large selection of his wire and steel sculptures on display, including his popular animals which take on a life of their own. Pip Williams will showcase some of her recent shimmering coloured lino prints, which have been created from new daily experiences. The herons outside her kitchen door have provided inspiration for two of her works, while sunsets witnessed just after Christmas inspired other prints. The Local Elements exhibition will remain open until April 8 at 135Gallery, 135 Andersons Road, Drysdale.
THE IDEA that a man needs a shed has never really been questioned, but the popularity of the men’s shed movement is testament to how important they really are. The Clifton Springs Community Men’s Shed members hosted a regional event for the Victorian Men’s Shed Association this month, with almost 50 members attending. They travelled from Bakers Oval, Geelong, Colac, Lara, Geelong East, Ocean Grove, St Luke’s Highton , Torquay and St Laurence Park-Lara to hear guest speakers, Rob Knowles, Greg McKendry and Department of Human Services’ Amanda Miggins. Knowles and McKendry, who represented community radio, spoke of the forthcoming Blokes Day Out at the end of March and a promotional night and activity day on April 3. Miggins outlined changes effecting Men’s Sheds following the change of government, with members discussing the operation of sheds, and ways these matters could be addressed both on a community and a political level. A member from each shed reported on current activities related to that shed and future plans. The Clifton Springs Community Men’s Shed – located at the rear of Central Baptist Church in Central Road – aims to provide men of all ages a place to integrate, socialise and take part in organised activities, with an emphasis upon improving self-esteem and men’s health and relationships. Members meet each Monday at 1.30pm at the shed and further information is available by phoning 0459 213 153.
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Make contributions to make savings BY RODD BUDGE MAKING a contribution into a superannuation fund on behalf of your spouse can be a useful strategy if you are looking to boost their superannuation savings or perhaps equalising each of your benefits. When you make a ‘spouse contribution’ you will also receive a tax benefit for yourself. Any contributions to your spouse’s superannuation account is classified as a ‘non-concessional’ contribution; that is, you do not claim a tax deduction when making the contribution but you will get a tax offset for making the contribution. How? If your spouse’s income (plus any reportable fringe benefits and reportable employer
super contributions) is less than $10,800, and you make a contribution up to $3,000 to their super account in a single financial year, you can claim a tax offset of 18 per cent on after-tax contributions with the maximum offset of $540. The offset reduces progressively up to the spouse’s income of $13,800 at which time it cuts out. So you could save up to $540, which is not a king’s ransom, but it is still better than nothing. These contributions made on behalf of your spouse are not taxed when made to the super fund – but they will count toward your spouse’s ‘nonconcessional’ cap. If you make spouse contributions in excess of the ‘non-concessional’ cap, they will be taxed at the highest marginal tax rate.
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New lending manager for Torquay branch THE STRENGTH of the local lending market has been underlined with the appointment of a new customer lending manager at Torquay’s Bendigo Bank branch. Ashley Brereton joined the branch recently on the back and continued growth in the local market. “After steady growth in the lending market over the past five years in Torquay, the branch has been rewarded with the appointment of another full time lending manager,” said branch manager, Robert Harris. “He brings a wealth of experience to Torquay, we are very happy that increased
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MORE than one third of young home buyers are saving at least 20 per cent of their pay packet, according to the latest Bankwest/Mortgage and Finance Association (MFAA) Home Finance Index. Most of these first time buyers appear slightly more optimistic about their chances of climbing the property ladder soon with 37 per cent of Gen Y home buyers feel their financial situation has improved in the last 12 months. The survey also revealed: • Only 32 per cent of first time buyers are worried about job security (down from 41 per cent in July 2010) • There are fewer first time buyers (39 per cent) putting their home ownership dreams on hold due to the current economic situation than the survey in July 2009 (43 per cent) • Nearly three out of every five first time buyers (59 per cent) are changing their behaviour and trying to save more money. “For those with job security, a flattening in
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house prices and competitive mortgage deals are increasingly spurring first time buyer intention in the real estate market,” said MFAA chief executive officer, Phil Naylor. However, highlighting that it still remains a struggle for many aspiring property owners to buy their first home, the survey found: • Nearly three-quarters (73 per cent) are worried about the level of debt they will be committed to when purchasing a property, compared to 63 per cent recorded in November 2008 • More than one-third (36 per cent) don’t think they will ever get to buy a property compared to only 22 per cent in November 2008 • In line with previous surveys, only a quarter (25 per cent) of first time buyers think the Federal Government is doing enough to help them, compared to 37 per cent in May 2009. The survey polled more than 1,100 people across Australia and is the eighth index taken since 2004.
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Leading the way to school FAMILIES with primary school children will soon receive a DVD encouraging families to walk, ‘scoot’, skate or cycle to school. The DVD also highlights the option of driving part of the way and walking or riding the rest. The Journey to School DVD is the result of the Streets Ahead and TravelSmart partnership between the City of Greater Geelong, VicHealth and the Department of Transport. This is the final part of a local campaign urging parents to consider the benefits of walking to school, through distribution of car safety signs, fridge magnets and booklets with tips for safe and active travel. The DVD was filmed around Drysdale Primary School and features local children walking or riding to school or ‘parking part way’ and talking about the benefits. CoGG transport portfolio holder, Andy Richards, said a number of children had seen previews of the DVD, and were already responding positively.
“A DVD is a unique and effective way to communicate with primary school aged children and their parents as well,” said Richards. “The DVD gets kids excited about walking or riding to school, so this is an ideal time for parents to reconsider their daily habit of driving to school. “This DVD is one-of-its kind in Victoria and already we have received statewide attention from other organisations keen to repeat this campaign in their region.” Cheetham Ward councillor, Rod Macdonald, said it was great to see local children involved in the DVD. “It’s fantastic that Drysdale students are leading the way in choosing active transport to get to school,” he said. “This is an important campaign and I’m sure that it will influence families right throughout the City of Greater Geelong and beyond.” VicHealth CEO, Todd Harper, said that encouraging children to walk to school was a great way to improve health and wellbeing.
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She said the school had two students with hearing impairments and others with auditory processing challenges, however, all students would benefit from the clearer sound the system provided. Hair said the school community was “very appreciative” of the significant contribution from the Lions Hearing Dogs.
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Let the reading begin! STUDENTS across the Bellarine and Surf Coast are being encouraged to pick a book and get involved in the 2011 Premiers’ Reading Challenge. Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, said its seven years since the 2011 Premiers’ Reading Challenge had been initiated by the then Premier Steve Bracks, and it was important to see the Premiers’ Reading Challenge is still going strongly. “I encourage students to sign up for this year’s
challenge,” she said. “Reading opens up all kinds of worlds, and is such an important part of learning for students. “I hope we see a record number of students in Bellarine schools signing up this year. “Students with a sharp literary eye will notice that this year the apostrophe has moved, so we have the Premiers’ Reading Challenge, acknowledging former premiers and the history of the challenge.
“The Premiers’ Reading Challenge is a great way to promote reading and help students improve their literacy skills, setting them up for life-long love of reading.” Students in Years 3 to 10 are required to read 15 books or more by September 16. For students in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 the challenge is to read or ‘experience’ 30 books by September 16. For more information, visit www.education.vic. gov.au/prc/
Torquay College house and school captains for 2011 were announced recently. The school’s assistant principal, Nick Lynch, said the students were role models for the rest of the pupils. They will lead assemblies, meet the school’s visitors and represent the school at special events.
Learning to make a difference FORTY Year 6 students from Torquay’s St Therese Catholic Primary School travelled to Melbourne recently to attend the National Young Leaders Day held at the Convention Centre. The statewide event attracted more than 3,600 students from 320 schools, seeking to inspire and influence young people to lead themselves and others well. Year 5-6 teacher and team leader at St Therese, Emma Wright, said the day was a great chance for all students to learn more about themselves. “The children had the option to attend this excursion or another one, and 40 of them chose the leaders day,” Wright said. “It was great for the kids to listen to the speakers and one of the important messages was that everyone is a leader in everything you do. “We also have resources from the day to take back to school with us for continued activities.” Guest speakers who presented to the students included Matt Preston from MasterChef fame. Each speaker brought their unique life experience to the event by sharing insightful and encouraging stories, instilling the message that despite challenging circumstances, anyone can overcome to be a good leader and make a difference in the world.
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Preparation is the key WHETHER you are leasing your property for the first time or just about to re-let, handing over your home to tenants can be daunting, but with the right preparation you can be confident in your role as a landlord. Kath Warby of LJ Hooker Torquay recommends adopting these four Ps of preparation to ensure handing the keys over is an easy transition.
over a well maintained and safe property in the beginning. Warby advises making the property as tenantfriendly as you can with easy wash walls and scotch guarded carpet, for example. All maintenance and repairs should be carried out prior to the start of any tenancy.
It is important that your investment property is properly insured. The best approach is to take out Landlord Protection Insurance. Investment properties are often covered under general building insurance but there are policies, when you get down to the fine print, that are void under tenancy. Tenant safety, and that includes the safety of their visitors, involves making sure paths, paving, verandahs and stairs for example, are risk free. Provide adequate home security such as locks, security screens and secure garaging. By law, a landlord must secure a property to a prescribed level for that postcode to allow tenants eligibility for
Choose a professional to manage your investment property. A property investment manager will advise you of your landlord responsibilities, explain rents, bonds and general financial and legal matters, choose the best tenant for your property, carry out regular maintenance checks on the property, and maintain regular communication with you throughout the tenancy.
You would expect your tenants to leave the property in the state they entered it, so it is important to hand
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These are your propertyâ€™s additional features such as a swimming pool, spa, exceptional gardens, dishwasher, clothes dryer etc. Ensure all parties know where responsibility lies. If such perks are to be the tenantâ€™s responsibility, you need to ensure that the necessary equipment is available for them to carry out maintenance. It is preferable that all appliances are under warranty and you should check that your insurance covers fusion. If you allow pets, make sure the ground rules are clear and all parties agree on them. Good fencing is critical. Under some council bylaws, a landlord can be held responsible for their tenantâ€™s dog if it gets out of a yard. â€œWhen letting your property, the right preparation and good communication will lead to peace of mind, a professional and pleasurable landlord / managing agent relationship, and a happy tenant,â€? Warby said.
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RENTAL QUESTIONS ANSWERED:
Cann I show tenants beffore settleement/ vaccating? IT IS important to include an early access clause into your sale contract if purchasing a property with the intention of having it let immediately after settlement. Generally this will allow access in the final two weeks prior to settlement for open for inspections and any works required. When a tenant gives 28 days notice that they are leaving the property, the law states they must allow access for the purpose of re-letting 14 days prior to their vacate date. If a strong relationship has been established between your property anager and tenant, most will allow access prior to this. For further information or any other property management queries, please do not hesitate to contact the rental team at Hayden Real Estate at Anglesea on 5263 2133 or email email@example.com or at Torquay on 5261 2101 or email torquay@ hayden.com.au
By Enzo Raimondo, CEO REIV
Placing a value on property
STAGE one of the Osprey development in Lorne is now selling. Designed by Bruce Henderson Architects, Stage one (Country Club Wing) boasts apartments with stunning, elevated views. Prices for one-bedroom apartments range from $389,500 to $399,500; two-bedroom apartments from $689,500 to $799,500; and three-bedroom apartments start from $994,500. Osprey offers a host of first-class facilities for
Country Club, at 2 Holliday Road, Lorne, where a replica one-bedroom apartment is on display between the putting green and the 1st tee. The display is open from 1pm-4pm Saturdays and Sundays as well as 1pm-4pm on this Labour Day Monday For more information on Osprey, phone Winston Lo from Hocking Stuart on 0404 152 814, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website, www.ospreygreatoceanroad.com.au
play, rejuvenation and indulgence. Play in the indoor or outdoor swimming pools, run around on the six-court tennis pavilion, workout in the fully-equipped gymnasium, and relax in the saunas and steam rooms. Rejuvenate at the Day Spa and fully serviced relaxation retreat, and indulge in a host of fine dining and drinking choices, including an on-site micro-brewery. Osprey is located on the redeveloped Lorne
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Surveyors, Engineers & Town Planners
â€˘ Planning applications â€˘ Panel submissions
â€˘ VCAT representations
PROFESSIONAL valuers play an important role and can be of assistance to sellers and buyers. The role of a valuer is to assess the value of property. Their services have a wide application, such as determining the valuation used by municipal authorities and state government to assess rate and taxation liabilities, and how much a property may be worth in the event of a compulsory acquisition. When you take out a mortgage, the financial institution will use a valuer to help determine the extent of the loan they are prepared to make. Often people need to settle a property without a sale on the public market, for the purposes of dividing assets in the event of a divorce or deceased estate. In those cases valuers provide a valuation. Valuers utilise a range of tools and systems to form their professional view. They look at recent comparable sales, and the size, location and features of the property. The valuation they provide can differ from the price paid when a property is sold because a valuer is unable to determine how much a property is worth to a buyer or the amount they are willing to pay. A valuation may also differ from the estimated selling price provided by an estate agent because a valuer can only take into account past sales, while the estate agent is providing a view about what a home may be worth in the near future.
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TENTH CLOSEST HOUSE 29 McRae Road, WYE RIVER
$1,150,000 • Uninterrupted Wye beach views and beyond are enjoyed from the front and rear deck with the majority of open plan area sharing the same vista. • Recently refurbished, leaving the 2 bathrooms, kitchen and minor touch ups for you to do at your own leisure. • One of the very closest houses in Wye to all things important: Beach, General Store and Pub – walk everywhere! • Sited on a flat, compact 20m wide fronted allotment that offers privacy on the rear sun deck. • Three bedrooms, timber flooring, dishwasher, underneath garage and sun all day are the key features. Inspect: By appointment Agent: Great Ocean Road Real Estate, Lorne Contact: Michael Coutts 0438 356 624
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13 Empire Court Somewhere To Call Home
2/22 Pomora Avenue
When Only The Best Will Do Built with pride & with commanding ocean views this townhouse is worthy of inspection. Boasting 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite & WIR, other bedrooms with BIR, gourmet kitchen with s/steel appliances. Adjoining meals area & lounge room all feature Tasmanian oak flooring. The lounge room balcony enjoys spectacular ocean views. Downstairs is a second living area. Other features include double remote control garage with internal access, ducted heat, air con, private rear yard, own street frontage and no Owner’s Corp fees. This is a great investment, holiday home or place to call your home being only a short stroll to the beach, parklands & shops.
What you have been dreaming of can now be a reality with this magnificent 3 bedroom family home. Upon entry you will appreciate the quality and space the home has to offer. Boasting a modern kitchen with Kleenmaid S/S appliances and dishwasher, a spacious lounge room with polished floorboards and an adjoining meals area which flows out to the balcony where ocean views are on offer. There is a separate rumpus room big enough for entertaining/ pool room. The master bedroom is large and has a large ensuite, walk in robes and built in robes. Other features include Rylock double glazed windows, remote garage, split system and more. Nestled amongst manicured gardens this house is somewhere you would like to call your home.
FOR SALE $679,000
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
Sweeping Ocean Views Located within the Whitewater apartment complex in the heart of ‘Old Torquay’ is this magnificent 1/2 bedroom apartment. The apartment boasts 1 large bedroom with robes, smaller 2nd bedroom /study, open plan living area incorporating gourmet kitchen with quality Blanco appliances and stone bench tops, meals area and lounge room. The lounge room flows out to the balcony where magnificent ocean views can be enjoyed the year round. There is also secure undercover parking and it’s located within an easy walk of all of Torquay’s facilities. Ideal for investment, low maintenance holiday home or a place to call your home.
When Only The Best Will Do This magnificent double storey home has been designed for the ultimate living experience offering all of the luxuries you could ask for including an oversized master bedroom, large walk in robe & ensuite with spa bath & double shower. The open plan kitchen, large dining & living areas are all located on the first floor while downstairs you will be treated to a separate living area that opens onto an undercover alfresco area. Other features include Tasmanian Oak timber floor boards, high ceilings, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling, alarm system, remote controlled double garage with internal access, upstairs balcony, decking & glass balustrade around the pool.
14 Reef Drive
FOR SALE PRICE INSPECT CONTACT MEL REF
107/3 Payne Street
23A Pearl Street, Torquay
$449,000 By Appointment Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480 506 B2
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480 Laura Andrews 0439 400 310
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TORQUAY 2/22 MUNDAY STREET A Rare Find Set amongst the most sought after areas in 'Old Torquay', this generous 506 sqm (10.06m by 50.29m approx.) block is perfect for those looking for an opportunity to build their dream holiday or permanent home. With potential views of the ocean and just a short walk to the restaurant strip of Bell St, not too mention a block away from the shopping of central Torquay and the beach, this block is a must have if your interested in proximity and location. Be one of the lucky few to secure the opportunity to build in one of Torquay´s most prime positions. AUCTION: Sat 19 Mar @ 11:30am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, John McMahon 0400 866 634
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 41 FISCHER STREET A Prime Position In Central Torquay
First time offered for sale in over 35 years and situated in highly sought after central Torquay, is this beautifully presented three bedroom classic Torquay beach house, perfect to further extend or develop (STCA). Situated on approximately 633sqm of land with a generous 20m frontage, this property is within close proximity to the family friendly Fisherman´s Beach, picturesque Taylor Park and the central shopping precinct.
AUCTION: Sat 9 Apr @ 12pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154, Jacqueline Iversen 0419 391 794 surfcoasttimes.com.au
ANGLESEA 2A NOBLE STREET Exquisite Townhouse in Premier River Precinct
Exclusive, luxury townhouse (number two of three) meters from the Anglesea River and Village with the rolling waves of Main Beach only minutes away. Substantial open plan living and dining area opening to a private north facing entertaining area. >Three large bedrooms, with the fourth used as a bedroom/rumpus >North facing terrace with an aspect of the river >Designer kitchen and three luxurious bathrooms (including ensuite to master) Arguably the best valued and appointed townhouse on the market in Anglesea. An inspection is required to appreciate what this home and location has to offer your family. AUCTION: Sat 2 Apr @ 1pm INSPECT: Sat & Sun 1:00 - 1:30pm CONTACT: Trent Ludlow 0418 308 841, Marius Tekin 0425 853 055
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 271 (LOT 399) THE ESPLANADE A Slice Of Heaven This stunning coastal block situated on 1070 (approx) sqm of prime real estate has it all. Not only is it facing one of Torquays most pristine beaches and the stunning flora of the Moonah Woodland, it's sun filled Northern orientated rear also backs onto an 18 hole championship Golf course. An ideal place to build your dream home located moments from the beach, beautiful wetlands and easily accessible from Melbourne and the surrounds of Torquay Township, youÂ´ll enjoy the best of the Surf coast with your own piece of paradise. *Lot outlines are for illustration purposes only and should not be relied upon. AUCTION: Sat 19 Mar @ 12pm Terms 10% deposit, Balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, John McMahon 0400 866 634 surfcoasttimes.com.au
ANGLESEA 7 ELIZABETH STREET Charming Cottage By The Sea
ANGLESEA 7 RIVER RESERVE ROAD Large Family Home With River Frontage
Federation Style home set on a spacious allotment of approx. 836sqm. Walking distance to village, river & Primary School. An abundance of sunlight flows into the open plan living area; a cozy lounge leads to a large north facing deck over looking the rear yard with ample room to kick a footy > Features high ceilings & lead lighting >Three bedrooms plus study >A home filled with character offering great opportunity for a family to place their finishing touch. An inspection is required to appreciate this charming cottage by the sea.
This highly sought after property is located only metres to drop in the canoe or a line into the Anglesea River and a flat stroll into town. >Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, large light filled open plan living, meals with feature fireplace opening to a large deck >Enjoy the stunning river views and distant ocean views >Separate rumpus/ family room downstairs >Double carport and private courtyard Properties in this location and are extremely rare and demands your immediate attention.
AUCTION: Sat 2 Apr @ 12pm INSPECT: Sat & Sun 12-12:30pm CONTACT: Trent Ludlow 0418 308 841, Marius Tekin 0425 853 055
AUCTION: Sat 16 Apr @ 1pm INSPECT: Sat & Sun 1:00 - 1:30pm CONTACT: Marius Tekin 0425 853 055, Trent Ludlow 0418 308 841
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
ANGLESEA 9 BIRDIE AVENUE Retiring, Starting Out Or Looking For An Investment?
TORQUAY 1/47 GEELONG ROAD Affordable Opportunity - Torquay Central
This three bedroom cedar home is nestled in a quiet location near the golf course. The large spacious open lounge room with wood heater leads to a separate kitchen and dining area. The home also features raked ceilings and timber dado to the bedrooms. Main bathroom includes bath and separate toilet, full laundry & BIRs to bedrooms. Wrap around balcony, spacious rear yard and room for off street parking. Feel relaxed in this peaceful pocket of Anglesea.
This two bedroom, recently renovated unit is located within walking distance to transport, restaurants, medical centre, Surf Industry shops and TorquayÂ´s famous surf beaches. The unit offers fantastic open plan living design with under cover decked alfresco area adjacent, giving an indoor/outdoor living space to utilise all year round. Other features include built in robes in both bedrooms, spacious bathroom/laundry, split system heating and cooling, single car port and easy access to Geelong and Ring Road.
FOR SALE Price: $479,000 INSPECT: Sun 2 - 2:30pm CONTACT: Bernie von Brandenstein 0417 571 884, Marius Tekin 0425 853 055
FOR SALE Price: $350,000 CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
TORQUAY 28 GLANEUSE AVENUE Feature Packed Lifestyle Living
TORQUAY 1/100 FISCHER STREET Market Appeal On The Edge Of The Action
Maintaining an emphasis on space and entertaining, this perfectly positioned home is in a quiet, sought after location. Offering a generous open plan & low maintenance lifestyle. The property consists of three good size bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR, huge open plan kitchen/ meals area combined with generously proportioned family & living zones. Other features include: >Contempory coastal facade >Double garage > Landscaped outdoor areas >Close to beach, transport & convenience store
Designer living over two stunning levels, with stunning views of Fishermans Beach. The ground floor comprises of two spacious bedrooms with BIR, a second living area and sparkling, centrally located bathroom, European laundry and outdoor terrace area. Upstairs offers the master bedroom with BIR and ensuite, a large o/plan living/dining zone and generous modern kitchen complete with S/S appliances all set on magnificent timber floors with ocean views. Absolute quality living
AUCTION: Sat 26 Mar @ 1pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sat 2:00-2:30pm CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
FOR SALE Price: $598,000 INSPECT: Sat 2:00-2:30pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154, Jacqueline Iversen 0419 391 794
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ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 3 SEABIRD COURT Ticks All The Boxes
TORQUAY 38 RIVERSIDE DRIVE The One YouÂ´ve Been Waiting For
Situated in a quiet court close to the beach, town, Deep Creek Reserve and all the amenities, is a surprisingly large, very well appointed family home and/or a great beach house. Investors also please note that this house would rent very quickly, featuring four bedrooms + study and two separate but interconnected living spaces and a rarity in todayÂ´s world.....space! All complemented by a downstairs kitchenette, two bathrooms and a lovely rear garden & sheltered courtyard.
This house is a great opportunity to secure a fabulous family home in the highly sought after location of 'Old Torquay'. With room to extend or renovate, this 586sqm (approx.) block makes for the perfect holiday getaway or investment. It is within walking distance to the beach and reserve. The home comprises of three bedrooms all with robes, a well appointed kitchen that joins two separate living areas, plus a central bathroom and separate laundry. This is a perfect opportunity to buy within Torquay at an affordable price.
FOR SALE Price: $598,000 INSPECT: Sat 12:00-12:30pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
AUCTION: Sat 19 Mar @ 1:30pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sat 2:00-2:30pm CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, Ella Wilson 0408 515 197
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TORQUAY 20 PACIFIC DRIVE Large Coastal Family Home
JAN JUC 97 SUNSET STRIP Country Oasis In The Heart Of Jan Juc
Instantly appealing, this large home boasts three living areas, four spacious bedrooms, two with en-suite and WIR, plus a study. A well designed kitchen layout overlooks the family living room while the lounge room provides a quiet space to relax. At the back of the house is a rumpus room with additional kitchenette leading to the fourth bedroom and ensuite. Situated on 763sqm approx with additional feature including double car garage, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and easy access to the beach.
Well positioned to capture the northerly aspects with immediate frontage to the large picturesque lagoon, set on 1.78 (approx) acres of secluded country living. > Beautifully manicured surrounding gardens > Dennehy quality built home > 900m from Jan Juc/Bells Beach > Private/local school buses at doorstep to Torquay/Geelong schools
AUCTION: Sat 19 Mar @ 11am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, Ella Wilson 0408 515 197
FOR SALE Price: $1,275,000 INSPECT: Sat & Sun 2:30-3:00pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154, Jacqueline Iversen 0419 391 794
TORQUAY 1191 GHAZEEPORE ROAD Rudacha Villa - A Lifestyle Property
TORQUAY 11 FELIX CRESCENT Central And Spacious
This unique five bedroom home on just under 2 acres of land offers endless opportunities for the astute buyer. Currently being utilised as a four bedroom family residence and also providing a separate one bedroom self-contained studio apartment that is returning a 57% occupancy rate (approx) throughout the year as a B & B. Rudacha Villa enables the purchaser a lifestyle that ordinarily one may not be able to afford. Views across the ocean to Arthurs Seat.
A great opportunity for investors and families alike. This large three bedroom home offers the ideal coastal lifestyle be it permanently or for holiday getaways. >Large study and sewing room >Open plan kitchen dining/ living area flowing through to a low maintenance courtyard >Upstairs offers two large bedrooms, second living with kitchenette & large balcony with ocean views >Master bedroom with WIR, BIR & full ensuite >Two huge double lock up garages >Ducted heating/air con and built in speakers in both living areas
FOR SALE: $1,050,000 CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
FOR SALE Price: $1,200,000 CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
EXCITING NEW LAND RELEASE
St Georges Way Cul-De-Sac LOT 287 - 789m2 - $420,000
Lahinch Mews LOT 330 - 728m2 - $375,000 LOT 331 - 647m2 - $375,000
Gleneagles Close LOT 99 - 943m2 - $450,000
A rare opportunity now exists to secure your own piece of coastal paradise. Offering an ideal lifestyle location in a quiet, exclusive estate with breathtaking course and water views of The Sands golf course. These recently released blocks range from 642 sqm to 943 sqm. These allotments offer the perfect place to build your dream coastal home.
Hayden Real Estate 21 PEARL STREET, TORQUAY, VIC 3228 PH: 03 5261 2101 FAX: 03 5261 4422
PATRICK HAYDEN 0437 882 088 surfcoasttimes.com.au
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Be quick to secure one of only 19 allotments in The Illawong Estate, Torquay’s newest land release. Prime lifestyle allotments are now available from 393sqm to 605 sqm. Easy access to schools, potential for ocean views and level building areas are some of the many features that await the astute buyers of this exclusive estate.
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MODERN, CENTRAL, AFFORDABLE 37A Beach Rd, TORQUAY
$545,000 With Old Torquay a much sought after area to live and invest this modern townhouse fits the bill. Thoughtfully designed offering 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and two good sized living zones, with private courtyard & ocean glimpses from second level the townhouse is finished with quality tiles and polished timber floors. For comfort there is gas central heating split system cooling and an outdoor shower. The location is perfect only a short 5 minute walk to the shops and beaches, call now to inspect. Inspect: By appointment Agent:
LJ Hooker Real Estate, Torquay
Contact: Brad Pekin 0425 274 383
75 Scotchmans Road Â Nestled between the vineyards of Scotchmanâ€™s Hill & Bellarine Estate, this property offers commanding & uninterrupted panoramic northerly views over Port Phillip Bay,You Yangs, Melbourne Skyline & Macedon Ranges. Stunning home offering impressive entrance hall, 5 spacious bedrooms all with en-suites & views, central open plan living (gas fire) informal dining area & large kitchen, formal living room (OFP) & dining, study, central bathroom, storeroom, direct access to double garage. Large paved outdoor alfresco entertaining, jet pool & spa. 5 fenced paddocks, round yard and outdoor mĂŠnage. Good shedding including horse float bay, 4 stables. Town water connected plus 3 water tanks (90,000 litres). Established trees & landscaped garden. surfcoasttimes.com.au
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