Tuesday 21 September 2010
VOL 3. No 38
The band was out in full force as thousands of people lined the streets of Queenscliff to commemorate 150 years of military pr esence in the town. The three-day celebration was hailed a great success by organisers. For more MICHAEL CHAMBERS photos, see Pages 8 and 9.
MORE BUSES Additional services to provide easier link throughout the Bellarine Peninsula and to Geelong and surrounding towns
BY ALISON MARTIN MORE than 130 extra bus services linking Bellarine towns with the Geelong public transport system will be announced this week. The new public system, which will include a major increase in weekday and weekend buses for the Bellarine, will be rolled out from Monday, October 25. Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, said the State Government’s Victorian Transport Plan included an $80million investment to improve bus services in the Geelong region by providing extra services, extended routes, enhanced cross town connections and greater connectivity with rail services. “Enhancements to the Bellarine transit
network will see services improved in Torquay, Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Point Lonsdale, Queenscliff, Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Portarlington and St Leonards,” Neville said. “The project will also create a new central bus interchange in Moorabool Street, Geelong. “The project will help meet the transport needs of Greater Geelong’s growing population – the largest population growth in regional Victoria.” Neville said improvements to the Greater Geelong bus network were being delivered over two stages. Stage one improvements started on Monday, September 7, 2009 and stage two improvements, which include Bellarine services, begin on Monday, October 25. “The stage 2 improvements consist of an extra
1,057 services per week, including an extra 279 weekend services,” Neville said. Route 76, covering Queenscliff to Geelong via Ocean Grove, will include an extra 10 weekday services and 15 weekend services. Route 78 to Clifton Springs and Drysdale will include 16 additional weekday and 28 additional weekend services. Route 79 between St Leonards, Portarlington, Drysdale and Geelong will benefit from 10 weekday and four weekend services. While route 80, covering Ocean and Barwon Heads to Geelong, via Marshall, will include an additional eight weekday and nine weekend services, with a further eight new route 82 bus services from Queenscliff to Ocean Grove.
Lighthouse Olive Oil’s Rosie Holder proudly displays the Bellarine-produced picual oil that has won gold and been named Australian Virgin Olive Oil champion of the 2010 Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. Turn to Page 4 for details.
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QUEENSCLIFFE NEWS Enjoy the sound of music THE BOROUGH of Queenscliffe will come alive with the sounds of music during October as part of Victorian Seniors Festival 2010. A noteworthy succession of events is planned in the borough:
Sunday, October 3 The festival will kick off with a family sausage sizzle to the tunes of a big brass band on Sunday, October 3 in the band rotunda, Citizens Park, Gellibrand Street, Queenscliff from 12.30pm to 2.30pm. Aiming to encourage families to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution our older citizens make in our community and families, bringing everyone together to enjoy the sounds of the 25 piece Geelong West Brass Band alongside a sausage sizzle hosted by the Lions Club. Band and free sausage sizzle – gold coin donation.
2pm at the Visitor Information Centre, Hesse Street Queenscliff or phone 5258 4843. Cost $6.00 For more information on Seniors Festival events, phone Queenscliffe borough office on 5258 1377.
Sunday, October 10 On the following Sunday, October 10 enjoy a free concert by The Melodaires, a group of local entertainers, who love performing many of the old tunes and show songs. ‘Songs that get your hands clapping and make your heart sing’. At the Queenscliff RSL, 9 King Street,
Queenscliff from 1.30pm to 2.45pm.
Sunday, October 17 Then on Sunday October 17 enjoy high tea at the Vue Grand with entertainment by the highly accomplished Lisa and Sue Hanley with their accompanists in the Vue Grand Dining Room, 6 Hesse St, Queenscliff. From 3pm - 4.30pm. Cost $15, bookings are essential and payment needs to be made at the time of booking. Bookings can be made at the Borough of Queenscliffe, 50 Learmonth Street Queenscliff or phone 5258 1377 and the Visitor Information Centre, Hesse Street Queenscliff or phone 5258 4843.
Monday, October 4 Other Seniors Festival activities include Being Crafty on Monday, October 4 with craft making a big comeback, this is an opportunity to learn crocheting or to dust off your crochet needles and join in, meet new people, while enjoying a cuppa and the views from the Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House’s new location at Tobin Drive Queenscliff. Starts 1pm and is free.
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BY ALISON MARTIN DRYSDALEâ€™S Blaise White and his cousin, Zac Dodds, have reached their new fundraising target of $15,000 and started their 400-kilometre adventure to Tocumwal. Blaise, Zac, their families and supporters shared breakfast at The Zoo in Drysdale on Sunday morning before beginning the 10-day walk in memory of their grandfather, Alex â€˜Bumpaâ€™ Dodds. The inspirational teenagers had initially set themselves a goal of raising $10,000 for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation and the Andrew Love Centre to honour Alex, who died last year from pancreatic cancer. However, the overwhelming response from the Bellarine and Geelong community to their Alex Dodds Walk 4 A Cure pushed the charity target to $15,000. Geelongâ€™s Prestige Jayco has donated a motorhome to be used during the walk and many people have supported the many fundraisers organised by Blaise and Zacâ€™s families over the past 10 months. Blaise and Zac will walk eight to nine hours a day and plan to walk into Tocumwal at 5pm on September 29, with their grandmother joining them for the last three kilometres of the walk. For further information on making a last minute donation, contact Kerryn White on 0407 743 376 or keep updated on the trek on the Alex Dodds Walk 4 A Cure Facebook page.
Blaise and Zac put their feet up after breakfast with family and friends before leaving Drysdale on Sunday morning. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
AN INDEPENDENT panel will be asked to consider submissions to an amendment that clears the way for the residential development of a 12-hectare parcel of land in Moss Road, Leopold. The two submissions to be heard by the panel are from neighbouring property owners who object to the development because of the drainage issues. City of Greater Geelong councillor and planning portfolio holder, Andrew Katos, said Amendment C202 sought to rezone the parcel of land bounded by Moss Road, Portarlington Road, Kensington Road, and the Bellarine Rail Trail from Farming Zone to Residential 1 Zone. He said the rezoning proposal would provide a total of between 120 and 130 new residential lots. Katos said the 12-hectare parcel of land included a number of titles, including the Leopold Sportsmanâ€™s Club. â€œThe amendment proposes to make the land subject to a Development Plan Overlay (DPO) to ensure that new residential development is planned and constructed in a fully integrated and comprehensive manner,â€? he said. â€œDetailed issues such as urban design, drainage and traffic management would
be properly addressed prior to the development of the site.â€? Katos said Amendment C202 was accompanied by a Section 173 agreement requiring that developers pay a contribution of $900 per residential block. The contributions would go toward the development of the Leopold Community Hub on Kensington Road. Katos said the proposed rezoning and accompanying DPO was consistent with state and local polices and the orderly planning of the area, and included a drainage solution that gave due consideration to other land in the whole of the local catchment. CoGG councillor, Rod Macdonald, said he was pleased the development would now move forward. He said council had committed to undertake extensive maintenance works on existing stormwater drainage systems to improve drainage capacity in the Moss Road area. Macdonald said the amendment was well supported and in line with the Leopold Structure Plan. He said the Moss Road proposal was an infill development and was within the existing Leopold town boundaries.
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
Olive gold BY ALISON MARTIN LIGHTHOUSE Olive Oil has won gold and the prestigious title of champion Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil at the Sydney Royal Fine Food Show. The major award and recognition of the Lighthouse picual oil variety has reinforced the quality of Bellarineâ€™s olive industry in gourmet circles. Lighthouse Olive Oil shop manager, Rosie Holder, said the nationally recognised gold medal and champion status was a brilliant reward for all the time and effort that went into farming the olives and producing the premium quality oil. The Lighthouse picual oil won gold in the Australian Extra Virgin Olive Oil Spanish Varietal category and then took out the overall championship â€“ competing against more than 40 other olive oil producers. â€œItâ€™s really exciting. We won champion of the show in 2008, but production was down last year, probably because of the lack of rain,â€? Rosie said. â€œWe only produced 7,000 litres last year and this year we have 13,000 litres.â€? Rosie said recent high rainfall was expected to help produce a bumper crop next year, and ensure Lighthouse continued to produce its premium quality oil. â€œWe have a lot of customers who make day trips from Melbourne to the Bellarine, just to buy our oil and the other local gourmet produce from the Lighthouse shop,â€? she said. Lighthouse Olive Oil, with 11,000 olive trees grown over 165 acres at Drysdale, is on the Bellarine Taste Trail and offers wholesale and retail sales on site.
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Bellarine Ambulance station team manager, Chris James, Borough of Queenscliffe law enforcement officer, Mark Osborne, Point Lonsdale SLSCâ€™s, Matthew Ponsford, Member for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, and Point Lonsdale SLSC alert team members Peter Sutas and Niall Grant test the new all terrain vehicle.
Gearing up for summer TWO NEW six-wheel-drive all-terrain vehicles are now patrolling and improving safety for residents and visitors along the Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff coastline. The Polaris ATVs have been funded through a Community Safety Emergency Support Programme grant made available to the Point Lonsdale Surf Life Saving Club. The $34,666 grant was boosted with an additional $17,333 raised by the club, to enable the purchase of the vehicles which will be based in Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. Point Lonsdale SLSC senior vice president, Matthew Ponsford, said the two ATVs would replace the clubâ€™s original single ATV and would make the work of volunteer surf lifesavers and lifeguards easier and reduce the possibility of manual handling injuries. â€œAs we have two patrolled beaches, with heavy equipment like inflatable rescue boats to be put on
these beaches daily when they are patrolled, the ATVs will be invaluable,â€? he said. â€œAs well as benefiting our members, the ATVs are available to assist both Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria through Life Saving Victoriaâ€™s role in state emergency management arrangements. â€œLife Saving Victoria is a support agency to the police for water search and rescue and a provider of first aid services at the request of Ambulance Victoria. â€œEvery year our members and ATV are called out several times to assist paramedics to evacuate injured or sick people off our beaches, or to render aid before paramedics arrive. â€œAs a member of the Borough of Queenscliffeâ€™s municipal emergency management planning committee, we work closely with local full time and volunteer emergency services, the borough and other government agencies to make our community a safer place.â€?
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During the event there will be two temporary bus interchanges operating in central Geelong â€˘ at Little Malop Street West (Johnstone Park); and â€˘ at Little Malop Street East (behind Officeworks). Services operating from Little Malop Street West (Johnstone Park) will be Geelong Transit routes 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 30, 35, 36, 45 (north suburbs only), 50, 51, and Bellarine Transit routes Torquay/ Jan Juc (74) and Ocean Grove via Barwon Heads (80). Services operating from Little Malop Street East (behind Officeworks) will be Geelong Transit routes 45 (eastern suburbs only), 55, 61, 62, 77, South Geelong Station Shuttle and Bellarine Transit routes Portarlington, St Leonards (79), Indented Head, Drysdale, Ocean Grove, Clifton Springs, Queenscliff (75) and Point Lonsdale.
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
Leura Park sparkles LEURA Park Estate has added to its growing reputation with another award-winning performance in Melbourne. The Bellarine-based winery took out equal first place in the People’s Choice Awards for both Top Red and Top White at the Federation Square Victorian Wineries 2011 Showcase Series (Geelong and Henty). The winning wines – their 6 Rows Sparkling Shiraz 2010 and Grand Vintage Sparkling Blanc de Blanc 2009 – shared the podium for Top White Top Red. The Geelong and Henty showcase is the first of the monthly showcase series of Victorian wines for 2011 which will go through until August next year, culminating in a finals
showdown against the best of the best from wine regions across Victoria. The event attracted more than 300 people with the People’s Choice Awards resulting from patrons voting for their pick of the line up of wines on tasting. Director of Leura Park Estate, Lyndsay Sharp, said that as an avid sparkling fan, she was ecstatic. “The nuts and bolts of wine making is that you seek to craft wines that people love and seek out so to win the People’s Choice Award in both categories – red and white – is particularly gratifying,” she said. “It is unique for two sparkling wines to take out the top spots in any Australian wine competition – what’s great is that Australian
sparkling wines are now being recognised as seriously sophisticated – wine lovers are really starting to stand up and acknowledge this fact.” Sharp said there was another aspect to sparkling wine that particularly appealed to her and made the awards even more special. “Sparkling wine transforms any occasion into an instant celebration, no matter how small or simple the occasion may be, I love that,” she said. Both the 6 Rows Sparkling Shiraz and Grand Vintage Sparkling Blanc de Blanc retail at the Leura Park Estate cellar door for $24.95. Leura Park Estate is located at 1400 Portarlington Road, Curlewis, phone 5253 3180 or visit www.leuraparkestate.com.au
Let the works begin PORTARLINGTON’S rotunda has been restored and work is now under way to create a new pedestrian-friendly town square. City of Greater Geelong councillor, John Doull, who represents Portarlington, said the first stage of the project, involving the town square construction around the recently refurbished century-old rotunda and bandstand, would be a great community asset. The Wallington-based Lake and Land Construction team (pictured, from left) Anthony Webber, Steve Payne and Hayden Straughair, began work on the square last week. Residents with questions about the works can contact CoGG on 5272 4821 or 5272 4936.
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News in brief RUOK Day YOUNG people on the Bellarine will have their own launch of the Barwon Bellarine Headspace facility at Drysdale to coincide with RUOK Day. RUOK Day is a national event of action on Thursday, October 7 that aims to prevent suicide and help depression by encouraging Australians to connect with someone they care about and help stop little problems turning into big ones. The youth launch at Headspace, next to the Potato Shed, will be held from 1pm-5pm and include a barbecue, art projects, live music and more. See next week’s Bellarine Times for more details or contact the Bellarine’s Headspace team on 5251 5088.
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DRYSDALE and Clifton Springs Community Association will host a public meeting on ‘jobs and wealth in our community’ tomorrow. The meeting will be held at SpringDale Community Centre on Wednesday, September 22 at 7pm.
SAINT Ignatius College students and teachers have braved the cold, wet and wind to sleep outside, to raise more than $600 for the Geelong Christ Church soup kitchen. The group of 16 students and teachers from the Drysdale campus built cardboard shelters in a bid to recreate the hardship that homeless people face on a daily basis; raising money and awareness of the youth homelessness issue. The Christ Church programme helps feed and clothe those in need in the region.
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DCSCA UPDATE DRYSDALE and Clifton Springs Community Association has applied for a City of Greater Geelong arts grant to support the Festival of Glass. A DCSCA initiative, the Festival of Glass will be a unique celebration of the art, craft and industry of glass. It will be presented at Drysdaleâ€™s Potato Shed on Sunday, February 20, 2011. While that date seems a long way off, the festival committee is well into its long list of jobs in preparation and would love to hear from anyone whoâ€™d like to be part of the festival. For more information, visit the festival blog at festivalofglass. blogspot.com
VICSES volunteers from the Bellarine Unit responded to 28 requests for assistance across the peninsula in one night, with Drysdale and Clifton Springs the worst hit. VICSES volunteers have been involved in a variety of emergency responses caused by wild weather earlier in the month, including removing trees that had fallen across roads, onto buildings or cars, tarping roofs where tiles or sheeting iron had been dislodged. Although the weather is expected to improve, if residents experience storm damage or flash flooding, they should call the VICSES flood and storm response emergency number on 132 500. In a life threatening emergency, call 000.
THE SAINT James Church Building Committee is continuing its fundraising efforts with a Tribute to Benny Goodman to be held at the Potato Shed on Sunday, October 17. The afternoon of jazz, featuring the David Gardner Swing Quartet, will see all proceeds go to the St James Church Hall Restoration Fund. The audience will be entertained by David Gardner on clarinet, John Shawcross on piano, Daniel Zampatti on drums and Isaac Barter on double bass. Tickets can be booked at the Potato Shed or at all City of Greater Geelong customer service centres.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Drysdaleâ€™s Mary and Alan Wilson have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS
Golden years MARY and Alan Wilson are the life of every party; so itâ€™s no surprise they have been celebrating their golden wedding anniversary for several weeks! The Wilsons were married on September 3, 1960, in Tottenham, in north London, England, and moved to Australia on October 12, 1969. They have 10 grandchildren and three sons â€“ Ian, Alan and Mark â€“ with Mark a judge on television series Dancing with the Stars.
Alan and Mary are also avid ballroom dancing fanatics and are members of the Bellarine Dance Group, which organised their second annual Bellarine Dance Sport weekend in Portarlington this month. The extremely active couple are also well known for their work at the Drysdale Seniors Centre which involves planning and co-ordinating the hectic programme of events and activities.
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Grant application DCSCA and SpringDale Neighbourhood Centre have applied for another City of Greater Geelong arts grant to support From Streetscape to Artscape. This joint project will create a series of art exhibits in the streets and open spaces of Drysdale and Clifton Springs. Each exhibit will reflect local peopleâ€™s conversations with artists about our towns; and each will use new communications technologies to integrate the arts with the regionâ€™s social and economic development.
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Jackie and Sylvia are organising a National Seniors Australia fashion parade in Drysdale next month.
Fashions on parade AFTER the huge success of last yearâ€™s Millers fashion parade, the Bellarine branch of National Seniors Australia is planning to do it all again. Branch executive members, Jackie and Silvia, said the 2009 parade had been extremely popular and raised important funds for the community. â€œAll proceeds from this yearâ€™s spring fashion parade will assist with purchase of equipment for Bellarine Community Healthâ€™s aged care facilities,â€? Jackie said. The parade will be held at Drysdale Seniors Centre at 2pm on Saturday, October 9. Fashions will be available for purchase on the day at great discounts. For bookings or further information phone Jackie on 5251 5335 or Sylvia on 5259 2337
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Millers are returning to Drysdale Spring fashion parade will be held on Saturday 9th October 2010 at Drysdale Senior Citizens Hall Commencing at 2pm. Clothing available for purchase on the day at great discounts. Refreshments will be served. TICKETS $10 PER HEAD
DRYSDALE Harvest Basket members will have an opportunity to wander through the vines and sample homemade pizza after next weekâ€™s food swap. The group will host its monthly event to exchange homegrown and homemade produce on Saturday, October 2 at Springdale neighborhood centre, followed by its first birthday celebration. The celebration will follow the food swap and include a members-only adventure through a local vineyard, vegetable garden and testing of their pizza oven. For more information on joining the harvest basket food swap visit www. drysdaleharvestbasket.org
THIS yearâ€™s Charity Golf Day, hosted by the Portarlington-Drysdale Lions Club, will raise funds for local charities. The annual event has been on the calendar for years and businesses continue to be generous with their sponsorships and donations to ensure its success. Golfers are required, but places are limited so if you want a great day out on the Clifton Springsâ€™ course on Sunday, October 3, phone Rod Mortison on 5259 1023, or Lions president Gary Doolan on 5251 1380.
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Queenscliff RSL Club members (from left) Allen Pigdon, Allen Went, Neil Morrison and Alan Lindsay proudly fly the flag at the celebrations.
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Culture on show to the world STATE Premier John Brumby last week unveiled a spectacular cultural programme that includes the installation of large-scale artworks around Geelong to showcase the city to the world during next weekâ€™s 2010 UCI World Road Cycling Championships. At Geelong Gallery, Brumby was joined by Arts Minister, Peter Batchelor, and Geelong Mayor, John Mitchell, to announce details of a cultural programme including events, extended opening hours of galleries and a special series of public artworks during the championships. Brumby said the artworks would transform the city during the 2010 UCI World Cycling Championships. The centrepiece of the programme will be a series of eight public art installations, funded by the Victorian Government that will be installed around Geelong and along the cycling route. â€œThe UCI Road Cycling World Championships are regarded as one of the great events in world sport and are at the pinnacle of the cycling world calendar,â€? Mr Brumby said. â€œThe event is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of visitors to Geelong and attract an estimated television audience of 250 million people worldwide. The championships will be held in Geelong from September 29 to October 3. Full details of the cultural programme are available at www.geelongaustralia.com.au
State award for Ocean Grove nurse OCEAN Grove nurse, Maggie Stowers, has been recognised at the prestigious 2010 State Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards. Stowers, a cancer co-ordination manager for Barwon South Western Regional Integrated Cancer Service (BSWRICS), picked up the Jen Rusden Memorial Award at the award ceremony in Melbourne. The awards recognise some of Victoriaâ€™s most exceptional and dedicated nurses and midwives â€“ with state Health Minister Daniel Andrews and Mental Health and Aged Care Minister, Lisa Neville, presenting the awards. Commemorating the achievements of the late Jen Rusden â€“ a community health nurse who inspired the countless people she worked with â€“ the Jen Rusden Memorial Award provides a scholarship for nurses to further develop their innovation. For Stowers, hearing her name called out as the award winner was â€œan emotional momentâ€?. â€œThis award means a great deal to me, it is an honour to be recognised by my peers and by the Department of Health,â€? Stowers said. â€œThe Nurse Policy branch of the Department of Health has created this opportunity for nurses to be acknowledged for innovations in nursing care. It was inspiring to be amongst such nurses and hear the wonderful work being done in Victoria. â€œSome of the funds from my prize money will be allocated to improve electronic links between the nurses, while some will go towards developing cancer nursing education specifically to support this model.â€? Barwon Health executive director of nursing and midwifery, Dr Lucy Cuddihy, nominated Stowers for the award and was thrilled to see her win. â€œMaggie has developed a new nursing model of cancer co-ordination, called Cancer Link Nurse, which supports patients, families and clinicians in rural Victoria,â€? Dr Cuddihy said.
Maggie Stowers (centre) accepts her award at the gala ceremony in Melbourne last week.
â€œThe project aims to improve communications between treatment teams and provide support information and education at a local level. â€œShe is an expert in cancer care, an excellent communicator, is capable of leading a
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The secret is out BY ELEANOR WOODS
Surf Coast blogger Merrin Wake has received praise for her insightful commentary on motherhood and life. She is pictured with daughters, Imogen, 8, Summer, 2, and Kiah, 4.
A JAN JUC mother needed to vent. Frustrated by the scrutiny, judgment and high standards mothers put on themselves and others in the same boat, Merrin Wake began a blog to “tell it how it is”. “I think I started it as therapy,” she said. “I got so fed up with all the books telling me what to do and all the people trying to make out like motherhood is ‘perfect’. “I would sit there and think, ‘that’s not my life’.” Wake’s blog Secrets of Motherhood is gaining momentum with other likeminded mothers finding solace in the idea that motherhood is not ideal, but more of a work in progress. “I want to create a community where mothers feel supported, where they feel good about what they are doing, not constantly being compared,” the mother of three said. “Some days just aren’t perfect… so why do we pretend they are? “I remember one day when I was sick in bed and my two-year-old had the same nappy all day, my eight-year-old was on the computer for hours and my four-yearold just sat in front of the TV. “Sometimes you just do what you have to do to get by.” The ex-paediatric nurse, who is currently studying a postgraduate degree
in journalism, had always had a passion for writing and children so, according to Wake, the blog was a natural progression. “I have always been fascinated by people and we have a great research ground here on the Surf Coast,” she said. “Many of us are struggling with finding the balance and fending off the pressure – often that we put on ourselves. “I just wondered why no-one was saying what I was thinking. “Some days are terrible; let’s be real and talk about these things which are the reality of life as a mother. “Of course, there are also all the good times as well. I am just so blessed with my family. My husband, Gavin, is very supportive of me and our kids are amazing. “I find it a real honour and a real privilege to be a mum and to see the world through their eyes.” Wake is also considering developing workshops through the Spring Creek Community House in Torquay. The themes of the courses will be based around chapters of the book, You Sexy Mother, by Jodie Hedley-Ward, which is a ‘life changing’ approach to motherhood. “Her points are just fantastic – real tips to keep you sane,” Wake said. “I think the course would be especially important for first-time mums.” To register an interest in the course and to read Wake’s blog, www. secretsofmotherhood.com
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COMMUNITY groups across Victoria are being invited to apply for a share of $350,000 in funding to preserve and share their stories. Minister for the Arts, Peter Batchelor, said applications were now open for community groups to apply for grants of up to $12,000 for individual projects as part of the latest round of the State Government’s Local History Grants Programme. “Communities right across Victoria have a range of stories to tell,” Batchelor said. “The Local History Grants Programme aims to support projects that can help communities connect with their heritage – whether it is compiling a book, creating a website, purchasing preservation equipment, staging an exhibition or passing on the skills needed to share stories with future generations.” Batchelor said the programme, which is open to Victorian not-for-profit community groups, celebrates local stories and supports the important work done by community groups across the state. “Across Victoria, networks of dedicated volunteers and community organisations are taking on the responsibility of telling their local stories, ensuring they are preserved for future generations,” Batchelor said. “These stories – and the documents, objects and photographs that support them – reflect our rich and diverse society and build understanding of where we have come from and where we are going and through these grants we want to support that work.” The programme is open to all not-for-profit community groups, with applications closing on Friday, November 19. For more information, phone 9348 5688 or visit http://www.prov.vic.gov.au/lhgp/ welcome.asp
Tuesday 21 September 2010
Artist surfs the world BY ELEANOR WOODS SURFING is embedded in Torquay artist Phil Hayes’ psyche – so it is only fitting that the playfully political pop-art fanatic should still call the Surf Coast home despite being a global roamer. Hayes’ latest offering, an exhibition called Surfboards and other Icons, is currently on display at UFO Gallery, in Hong Kong. “I am very happy with it and it has sold really well, so the punters must like it as well,” Hayes said. It is the second time the Surf Coaster has exhibited at UFO Gallery, adding to a long list of accolades for the accomplished artist. Hayes’ works reflect the cultural differences between Australia and Hong Kong. Artworks on canvas, surfboards and mailboxes feature the infamous Mao and Bruce Lee juxtaposed with Australian wildlife, road signs and surfers – all screaming Hayes’ style. He describes his work as “Warhol meets Mao at a Banksy exhibition – pop/street art”. Surfboards and Other Icons follows on from last year’s Australese exhibition at UFO Gallery, which also fused elements of cultures and reflected the artist’s apt perceptions. “I get inspired by many things,” he said. It has been a lifetime in the making for the man who “cannot remember a time when I wasn’t an artist”. Prolific Hayes’ work has graced the walls of some of the world’s prestigious galleries and has featured in more than 150 group shows; his latest solo effort will make 10 in his name alone. His work is held in public and private collections all over the world – from Japan to the United States… even in Lithuania. An ex-teacher and fine art lecturer, Hayes worked as the head designer at RipCurl and
Torquay artist Phil Hayes, pictured at his exhibition, currently on display in Hong Kong’s UFO Gallery.
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WOULD you like to stand in the middle of the MCG, proudly holding the AFL premiership cup aloft? If so, then Sunday’s MCG Community Day is the perfect opportunity to realise that dream. The day after the AFL Grand Final, the MCG will open up to welcome footy fans keen to relive the thrill of the most significant day of the footy calendar. Retracing the same steps the premiership players took only a few hours earlier, fans will have the opportunity to stand on the dais that propelled the premiers into the history books and to hold aloft a replica of the 2010 premiership cup. Posing in front of the giant scoreboard with the final scores may be heart-warming for some and heartbreaking for others. Regardless of the result, it will be a terrific and lasting memory for all footy fans. Before heading out to the ground, a visit to the National Sports Museum interactive Game On space will allow fans to perfect their kicking and handballing skills, which can then be put to the test in front of the mighty MCG goal posts – a target which continues to challenge even AFL footballers! The community day ticket price includes entry into the National Sports Museum and a behind-thescenes MCG tour. The day will be held on Sunday, September 26 between 10am-4pm and tickets are priced at $30 for adults, $15 for children aged 5-15 and $60 for a family, with children under 5 free. For more information, phone 9657 8888 or visit www.mcg.org.au or www.nsm.org.au
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With two qualified mechanics onsite and a raft of experience and skills among staff members, the team at Torquay Tyres & More will have you safely on the road in no time. “We offer vehicle servicing, log book servicing, and of course, free quotes,” Hutchinson said. “And, we are also an accredited female-friendly service, meaning that women can rest assured that if they bring their car to us, they are getting a fair deal, which is fantastic.” So, for your mechanical, tyre or servicing needs, contact Torquay Tyres & More in Baines Crescent, Torquay, or phone 5264 7344. From left, Tim Hutchinson, Jason Tamis and Peter Bray pictured on the job at Torquay Tyres & More.
Partnership recognised with state art award A 30-YEAR partnership between Geelong Performing Arts Centre (GPAC) and Alcoa Point Henry has been recognised with a prestigious statewide arts award. The Victorian winners of the Australian Business Arts Foundation (AbaF) Awards were presented last week, with GPAC and Alcoa taking out the Bytecraft Entertainment Commitment Award. They are now one of three partnerships in the running for the national AbaF award, which will be presented in Sydney on October 21. The partnership has not only survived – but
flourished – across three decades and represents an outstanding example of arts and business growing together to achieve a shared vision of community access to the arts in Geelong, Surf Coast and Bellarine. The partnership began with the inception of the performing arts centre in 1981 when Alcoa claimed the naming rights to the dance studios and courtyard at the venue. Today, Alcoa is the naming rights sponsor of GPAC’s annual subscription theatre season, the Alcoa Theatre Season.
Alcoa’s support enables GPAC to improve accessibility to the arts and ensure unsurpassed quality in terms of programming. GPAC general manager, Jill Smith, said the award recognised a successful and enduring partnership. “GPAC and Alcoa share a strong commitment to engaging residents with the arts. Alcoa’s continued support enables us to provide people of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to become involved in the arts,” she said. The partners are currently midway through
their second three-year agreement for the theatre season. The partnership engages staff at many levels, from volunteering to attending theatre season shows. “Over the past 30 years, Alcoa’s support has expanded from the relative safety of bricks and mortar, to children and education, through to the most innovative and high-risk elements of arts programming,” Smith said. “One thing that hasn’t changed is Alcoa and GPAC’s vision of performing arts playing a vital role in the life of our community.”
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Dear Editor, I have often threatened to ‘put pen to paper’ so to speak, but as so often happens, time just passed. However, this time I was too angry and dismayed. I suppose when the Surf Coast Shire was brave enough to send out their brochure ‘Where Do My Rates Go?’, stating how much each individual property contributed to various council services, etc., they must have known there would be some comment! I was appalled to see that my property’s rates paid $131.15 for council and executive support, $76.38 for information technology, and yet positive ageing only received a mere $37.65. How can this be? Our older citizens are just so much more important than many of the items included in this brochure, and yet this is all that is set aside for their care. Many of them have contributed so much to this shire and council – much of it voluntary and much still ongoing – while some of the other (sub) committees appear top-heavy and possibly overpaid.
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prosperity for our regions. I encourage Victorians to take part in the Spring Graze to discover the wonders of Victorian produced food. For more information visit http://www. melbournefoodandwine.com.au/food-wine-invictoria/put-victoria-on-your-table Jacinta Allan Minister for Regional and Rural Development
More should be done to catch the real hoons Dear Editor, I have been fined for speeding on the Torquay Esplanade doing 55 kilometres per hour in a 50km/h zone. I take full blame for doing the wrong thing, but what really annoys me is the person that sits in the back of his unmarked car pinching people for minor infringements when he should be out on the highway catching the real hoons doing up to 30km/h over the 100km/h speed limit. These people in most cases are contractors and not even members or the police. Obviously it is easier for this lot to catch the everyday mums, dads and grandparents doing a few kilometres over the speed limit rather than the real criminals that could kill someone on the highway. Mark Torquay
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SES proves its worth Dear Editor, The floods in Victoria highlight how proud the community is of the SES and the great service they provide to people in need across the state. More than 1,330 VICSES volunteers from more than 120 VICSES units throughout Victoria were involved in the flood response. They were supported by other organisations, including volunteers from CFA, St Johns Ambulance and Red Cross. Volunteers in the emergency services are vital to the strength of communities in Victoria and on behalf of the government and all Victorians, I say thank-you. If anyone is interested in helping their community by joining the SES I urge them to contact their local VICSES unit. Bob Cameron MP Minister for Police and Emergency Services
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full response to the Royal Commission at www. premier.vic.gov.au And we will get on with the job of delivering those changes and together we will make Victoria safer from the threat of bushfires.
One in five regional Victorians work in the food and beverage sector, showing just how important this industry is to our state’s prosperity and liveability. And there’s a great chance that your children will also be an important part of this industry as it expands. That’s why our Government is rising to the challenge of ensuring local food and drinks are the first choices for Victorians to put on their plates. This month we have launched the Spring Graze campaign under the Put Victoria on Your Table program which is backed by $200,000 in support from our Government. The Spring Graze campaign involves more than 50 events presented by Victorian restaurateurs, providers, producers and manufacturers, each showcasing the best spring produce and wine regional and rural Victoria has to offer. Through this campaign we hope that more Victorians will discover the fresh, high quality food and beverages produced in our state, and will buy local to continue supporting jobs in this vital sector. This will be further complemented by the upcoming Royal Melbourne Show which will feature a variety of exhibitions from local food and beverage producers. With an annual turnover of over $25 billion and exports of $5.6 billion, Victoria’s food and beverage industry is a significant contributor to the economy. With continued support from our Government, including $1 billion towards the Food Bowl Modernisation Project, I’m confident that regional Victoria’s food and wine will be placed on more Victorian tables, meaning more jobs and greater
Fire preparation remain a priority Dear Editor, I announced a Royal Commission into the devastating 2009 bushfires to prevent such a disaster from ever happening again. Today, I am as determined as ever to make Victoria as fire-safe and fire-ready as possible. Our government has now accepted in part or in full 66 of the 67 final recommendations from the Bushfires Royal Commission. Before finalising that response, we listened to the views of over 1,500 people at public meetings across the state. We will now invest $867.3million in historic reforms, including employing 612 new career firefighters and 231 seasonal firefighters; a tougher maintenance regime for electricity businesses; tripling fuel reduction burns; and more support for our volunteer firefighters. We’ll also replace the fire services levy with a progressive property-based levy, so everyone with a property protected by our firefighters contributes their fair share. Since Black Saturday, our government has introduced measures to improve how Victoria prepares for and responds to bushfires – including better and faster community warnings and a major boost to community education and information. I encourage readers to learn more about our
I want to express my absolute disgust and anger at the three students from Torquay College involved in killing a kangaroo while on school camp. I ask ‘where were the teachers as this was happening?’ What values (or lack thereof) are these ‘children’ being taught at home for such an act to enter their heads? I also ask what stance the school will be taking in disciplining them? Unless this calculated, senseless and sickening act of cruelty is acted upon seriously by the school, one would have to wonder what sort of message are we sending these little darlings. Well done to whoever reported it to the RSPCA. As parents of a nine-month-old baby girl my husband and I are already instilling an appreciation of the environment and animals in her. She will be an asset to the planet rather than a drain. She will attend a school which teaches good Christian values and respect for all living things. It must provide suitable disciplinary action to those who perform such callous, cruel and inhumane acts. I commend Torquay College for their environmental centre. Lets continue the theme by showing these children they can’t treat any living thing in this way. I hope the students are expelled and given the full force of the law. To the parents of these children, I say ‘take responsibility for what you brought into this world.’ Kathy Scanlon and Gary Welsh Torquay
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Join the pet pilgrimage BY ELEANOR WOODS EVERY spring, pets from the Surf Coast and Bellarine make a pilgrimage to be blessed. The annual Blessing of the Animals at St Wilfrids Anglican Church in Mount Duneed is barking at the door once more. The blessing is conducted around the globe in remembrance of St Francis of Assisiâ€™s love of all creatures. Organiser, Anne Bartlett, said animals of all shapes, sizes and species were invited to be blessed by Reverend JoAnne Wells on Sunday, October 3. â€œIt will be a load of fun. It is an amazing event ever year. People come from all over the Surf Coast Romy Bartlett with blessed hound, Chucky. and Bellarine to take part,â€? she said. as a veterinarian who will judge the animals on their â€œLoads of non-churchgoers come along, which is great. Itâ€™s just a fun day out cuteness and adorability. A sausage sizzle as well as stalls selling cakes and with family, friends and pets.â€? Hounds, hampsters, horses and hens are invited to produce, garden plants and books will also entertain. â€œBring a drink and relax and enjoy the day,â€? be blessed, along with any other pet. â€œBring a picnic and make a nice day of it,â€? Bartlett said. The Blessing of the Animals is on Sunday, Bartlett said. Prizes and goodie bags are up for grabs and a October 3, at St Wilfrids Anglican Church, on the corner of Surfcoast Highway and Lower Duneed range of activities can be enjoyed by all. A photographer will be there on the day as well Road, from 11am until 3pm.
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Holiday fun at Waurn Ponds WHAT better place to enjoy some free family fun these school holidays than at Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre. A special treat during the break will see Bart and Homer Simpson at the centre. Bring your camera and enjoy a happy snap with both Bart and Homer from tomorrow, Wednesday, September 22 to Friday between 11am-2pm daily. And join in the interactive Simpsons kids craft activity located outside of Target from Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 1 between 11am2pm daily. Workshops are also scheduled daily between 11am-2pm. Waurn Ponds Shopping Centre is open seven days a week, including late night shopping on Thursday and Friday. With free three-hour parking and over 80 specialty stores located conveniently on one level, including
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Spring into the school holidays ARE YOU ready to spring out of winter and into the sea this school holidays? Discover some of Port Phillip Bay’s water wonders through fun family activities with Fisheries Victoria staff and volunteers at the Queenscliff Marine Discovery Centre. The spring holiday programme started yesterday and continues through until Friday, October 1, with a wide range of activities to captivate the minds of children of all ages. The Marine Discovery Centre’s aquarium centre will also be open during the school holiday period from 10am-4pm weekdays. The centre’s community education officer, Alex Giannuzzi, said the holiday programme activities focus on the marine environment,
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Don’t miss Maisy’s Show
Win a Maisy’s prize pack Colour in our picture for your chance to win. Four lucky winners will receive a Maisy’s prize pack containing a copy of Maisy’s Show Pop-up-and-Play Book and DVD, valued at $37.90.
JOIN Maisy and her friends as they hit the stage for music, magic and dancing! Come into the theatre and step behind the scenes in the biggest, brightest, sparkliest pull-the-tabs Maisy book yet. In this classic interactive title, Maisy and her friends put on their costumes to rehearse for – and then put on – a show-stopping performance. See Eddie the elephant tossing a ball! Watch Charley flip right over! And be prepared for a dazzling, all-singing all-dancing surprise finale… Lucy Cousins is the multi-award-winning creator of Maisy. A global phenomenon, Maisy books have sold more than 21 million copies worldwide and are available in 29 different languages.
Winners will be notified by phone. Post your entry to KIDZ KORNER, PO Box 714, Torquay 3228 for your chance to win. Competition is open to kids aged 3-12 years old. Entries close Tuesday, October 5. The winner’s names will be published in next month’s Kidz Korner
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Fly high in the Otways these holidays THE OTWAY Fly is preparing to unveil its latest offering â€“ the Otway Fly Zip Line Tour. The tour is a unique eco-wilderness adventure that is the first of its kind in Victoria. It involves traversing from one platform to another connected by tree platforms called â€˜cloud stationsâ€™, and attached to steel cable suspended up to 30 metres above the forest floor. Zip line tour participants will zip amongst the treetops through the old and ancient forest of the Otways Ranges while enjoying amazing views. This exciting adventure lasts three-and-a-half
hours and will have you flying on a series of cable spans from cloud station to cloud station and enjoying some features on this tour that are not available on any other zip line tour in the world. Visitors will see the trees and forest ecology in a new light and learn about our growing and vibrant forests and when you come back to ground, youâ€™ll get to walk on and enjoy the Otway Fly Treetop Walk. The tour is guided by trained and experienced guides who provide participants with an insight into the Otway forestâ€™s history and its features
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Artistic fun in Torquay ART & About Torquay’s workshop will be overrun with the sound of kids painting, sticking and creating fabulous works of art over the next two weeks. Animal Antics, Fairies Fun and Treasures and Trinkets are the headline acts for this school holiday programme. Kids of all ages and abilities will love getting creative in the Art & About workshop making puppets, flower petal fairies, foam critters, funky frames and lots more. Expanding on its workshop programme, Art & About Torquay is now running Weekend Art Club – longer art and craft sessions held on the last Sunday of each month. Upcoming art club workshop projects include Designer Bags, Spooky Halloween Art and Puppet Mania. Continuing to offer kids art parties, creator and director of Art & About Torquay, Kath Chapman has also been busy developing new Art Kits for Kids and DIY Art Party Boxes for
those with a little creative know-how that want to run their own art party at home. So whether its school holiday workshops, weekend art, kids’ parties or DIY kits, Art & About Torquay has all you could want for
hands-on art fun on the Surf Coast. For workshop bookings or more information on any Art & About activities, phone Kath Chapman on 0405 159 093, email info@artabouttorquay. com.au or visit www.artabouttorquay.com.au
Wool Museum has your holiday fun covered UFOs, paper planes and kites will be flying around Geelong’s National Wool Museum these holidays. Children are being encouraged to fly into the museum this week to join in the outer space fun that has been organised in conjunction with the family exhibition Earth Quest: Outer Space to Inner Earth. The museum is holding special school holiday activities daily during this first week of the holidays, from today, Tuesday, September 21 to Friday. Children aged 4-12 years will be able to join in the Kites, Planes and UFOs session that will be held from 10am10.45am on each day of the programme. The maximum number of participants is 15 children per session, so bookings are essential – so secure your spot by phoning 5272 4701. From 1pm-1.30pm children will be encouraged to create their best paper plane for the daily Paper Plane Flying Competition. The competition is open to children aged 4-12, but children of all ages are encouraged to come along and practice their best plane-making prowess. There is no charge for either session although entry to the museum is required for both children and accompanying adults. Entry costs are $3.65 per child (2-15 years), $7.30 for adults, and $20 for a family (two adults and up to four children). This covers entry to the entire museum, the activity and all materials. Developed by Questacon, The National Science and Technology Centre in Canberra, Earth Quest features more than 30 interactive exhibits covering topics such as astronomy, geology, geography, environmental science and biology. Parents (and especially mums!) might like to also visit the Expressions 2010 Wool Quilt Prize exhibition, on show in the museum’s top floor gallery and included in the entry price. This year’s Expressions exhibition features 31 finalists from across Australia in a visual feast of colour, design and texture, celebrating the art of contemporary wool quilt making and highlighting the unique qualities and versatility of wool as a creative medium. Earth Quest – Outer Space to Inner Earth will be on display at the National Wool Museum, 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, until October 3. The Expressions 2010 Wool Quilt Prize will be on display until January 30, 2011. To book for the school holiday programme, or for any other enquiries, contact the National Wool Museum on 5272 4701. surfcoasttimes.com.au
Meet Bart & Homer THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
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Website improves property search July rental vacancy rates THE MOST recent release of the REIV’s residential vacancy rates shows that there has been no improvement in the rental market and, as a result, government policy settings need to be reviewed. In the Institute’s experience, a balanced market is when renters can find a rental home that meets their needs and investors are able to get a decent return on their investment. This occurs when the vacancy rate is around three per cent, a situation not seen in Melbourne since January 2005 when it was 3.3 per cent. In regional Victoria the last time this occurred was in November 2006. Low vacancy rates result in higher rents and increase the time it takes renters to secure a new home – neither of which is a desirable situation. The vacancy rate for Melbourne in July was 1.7 per cent compared to 1.5 per cent in June. The most difficult location to find a vacant rental home was in the outer suburbs, where the vacancy rate was 1.3 per cent. The inner suburbs recorded a vacancy rate of 1.7 per cent and the middle suburbs recorded 1.8 per cent. In regional Victoria key centres faced tighter markets than in Melbourne. In Geelong the vacancy is 1.2 per cent, in Bendigo it was 0.4 per cent – the same as Ballarat. In conjunction with initiatives to increase the rate of dwelling construction, the State Government needs to put in place policies that will encourage more private investors into the market. A good start would be to stop charging private investors higher rates of stamp duty. It seems incongruous that at a time when more rental homes are needed the State Government charges an extra $2,700 in stamp duty on an affordable $400,000 home.
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visit a property and track the path that sunlight travels over any given day – overlaid on the camera screen of their phone,” Hooker said. “Predicting a property’s sun exposure can help to plan the position of outdoor rooms, clothes lines and even solar panels and meet the needs of environmentally conscious customers who wish to manage their household energy output. “Our customers repeatedly give feedback on solutions they need to aid information gathering and decision-making in their busy lives. “We have listened and believe these innovations harness the best technology available to make any property search as personal and comprehensive as possible.”
Friendly face joins the First National team FIRST National Real Estate Torquay is excited to announce the appointment of Karin Walters to the sales team. Having commenced her sales career in Geelong with a leading real estate company, Walters decided the time was right for a change and opted to commence selling in her home town of Torquay. Becoming a real estate agent fulfilled a lifelong
dream for Walters, having held a passion for the industry, including buying, selling and renovating her own properties. It is this enthusiasm that has translated into many successful outcomes throughout her real estate career. Having previously worked as a business manager and property manager, as well as running
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Haskins earns accreditation BARRY Plant Torquay’s Chris Haskins is the newest accredited property manager for the group’s operations. Haskins, who manages the property management department with what has been described as “incredible determination”, has been recognised with this achievement. By earning such an honour she joins just 35 other representatives within the company to receive such recognition. “We are incredibly proud of Chris’s achievements,” said Barry Plant Torquay managing director, Glenn Hardman. “She has an excellent relationship with both landlords and tenants and her dedication to her clients has gained her an enormous amount of respect.” Property management is a heavy regulated industry and every property manager must stay abreast of the changes in the legislation and the complexities of the Residential Tenancies Act.
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EXPERIENCE HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVE 1 Jetti Lane, TORQUAY $930,000 Nestled on a quiet acre where you feel away from it all, yet still only moments from the centre of town, lies this magnificent sandstone homestead. The home is approximately 11 years old and is built on a grand scale and proudly boasts, formal entry, large formal private lounge room, spacious gourmet kitchen with Blanco appliances including dishwasher and walk in pantry. The meals area and family room again are spacious and the focal point of the living area. There is also a rumpus which is perfect for the kids. The master bedroom is fit for a king with walk in robe and ensuite, whilst the other bedrooms are spacious with built in robes. Thereâ€™s also a study which is ideal for a home office. Upstairs is 2 very large rooms which could be kids play areas or additional bedrooms, either way there is plenty of space. Other features include double carport, large garage shedding, zoned slab heating, canara, polished floor boards, and a great north facing outdoor entertaining area which is perfect for those informal gettogethers. This is truly something special and often sought but rarely found. Inspect: By appointment Agent: Barry Plant Real Estate, Torquay Contact: Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
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Set amongst 3.5 acres (1.4ha) of magnificent landscaped gardens, spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home featuring polished concrete floors, s/s a/c throughout and expansive multi-zoned living, sleek kitchen, and superb atrium. 3 car garage, and ample machinery shedding, an inspection is sure to impress.
Saturday 25th September 11.00 â€“ 11.30 am 9th October at 12 Midday Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811 1/50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 1688
72.5 ha - 180 Acres approx, Quality grazing or cropping, two titles to be sold as a whole, situated on the South West side of Lake Modewarre with frontage to Buckley Road (bitumen) & Connies Lane (disused govt road). Fenced into three paddocks watered by dams, substantial cattle yards, hay/machinery shed, native & eucalypt shelter belt. A great chance to purchase this sized acreage and build STCA. 35 mins Lorne, 25 mins Geelong & just over an hour to Melbourne via new ring road.
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TORQUAY 7 NEW STREET Modern Simplicity At It's Best
With design and quality in mind, this spacious and light-filled family home will impress from the moment you walk through the door. Nestled peacefully in a quiet location only a stones throw to the beach, shops and comprising three bedrooms with ensuite to master, generous living area and separate dining room along with a combined kitchen and lounge area. Features include heating/cooling, polished floorboards and shedding. Great sized backyard for the kids. If a change in lifestyle is what you are looking for then this property will tick all the boxes. AUCTION: Sat 23 Oct @ 12noon Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634, Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 45 PACIFIC DRIVE Family Friendly
TORQUAY 55 CENTRAL AVENUE Options in Old Torquay
Ideally located close to The Sands club house, is this lovely three bedroom home filled with natural light. The property features: > Open plan kitchen/dining/living with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher & split system > Separate study or fourth bedroom and additional multi purpose room > Master bedroom with walk in robe and full ensuite, including bath > Low maintenance yard, double garage with internal access & roller door to backyard
Be quick to secure this fantastic opportunity to break into Torquay's property market. Located in the heart of old Torquay this three bedroom brick veneer home will delight investors, renovators and those looking for a holiday house alike. Featuring three bedrooms, living, kitchen with meals area and garage with huge workman's area. Easy access to local schools, the beach and the shops.
AUCTION: Sat 9 Oct @ 1pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 1:30-2:00pm CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634
AUCTION: Sat 9 Oct @ 12 noon INSPECT: Sun 1:00-1:30pm CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088
ANGLESEA 12 MCCONNELL CLOSE Private Setting in River Precinct
JAN JUC 16 KINLOCH AVENUE Peace and Privacy
> Just a short stroll to Coogoorah Park/Anglesea River > Three large bedrooms all with reverse cycle air conditioners > Master with WIR including ensuite with spa > Stunning open plan living/dining and lounge with open fire place > North facing entertaining area with tennis court and BBQ > Future redevelopment site (STCA)
This unique Bluestone property in a quiet area of Jan Juc offers tranquillity and privacy. Side entrance flows through to an inviting open plan kitchen/dining/living area, with French doors opening out to the backyard, which boasts a well manicured garden and ample space, ideal for children and entertaining. Off the central hallway are the three spacious bedrooms and bathroom with separate shower and bath.
AUCTION: Sat 16th Oct @12pm Price Range: $870,000 - $930,000 INSPECT: Sat & Sun 12 - 12:30pm LAND: 1800sqm approx CONTACT: Marius Tekin 0425 853 055, Trent Ludlow 0418 308 841
AUCTION: Sat 16 Oct @ 11am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 2:00-2:30pm CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
JAN JUC 51-53 OCEAN BOULEVARD Large Scale Beach Front Living
Spacious, entertainers delight and full of surprises is no understatement for this superb Jan Juc property. Set on a double block of approx.1175 square metres, it is situated directly opposite the beach with fabulous views to Port Phillip Heads. Downstairs opens up to an indoor BBQ area flowing out to a huge entertaining deck and large back garden. Upstairs one is greeted by a north facing sun room leading to a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, an impressive sunken living area and huge balcony to show off the stunning ocean views. Features include electronic window shutters, gas log fire place, 13,500 litre rainwater tank and polished floorboards. AUCTION: Sat 16 Oct @ 12 noon Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 2:30-3:00pm CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, Wayne Mackay 0418 522 536 surfcoasttimes.com.au
TORQUAY 16 DARIAN ROAD Close To All Your Needs
This beach home is about ease of distance to the water and close situation to shopping/ dining precinct. ThatÂ´s the feeling you get from this property located only 300 metres to the foreshore. The property features brick home with a lock up garage, old Torquay location, redevelopment potential (STCA) 597 sqm block, central heating and polished floorboards.
AUCTION: Sat 23 Oct @ 2pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 12:30-1:00pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 70 BEACH ROAD Close In, Renovatable and Affordable
On the right side of the highway, walking distance from the beach and all amenities is a slightly faded home with lots of potential. Potential for views. Potential for investors. Potential for renovators willing to do a little work and potential to move straight in. Great location, park and walk, three bedrooms, open plan living, would make fantastic holiday home with some diversity, brick residence gives peace of mind, although needs a little love and care.
AUCTION: Sat 9 Oct @ 2pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 11:30-12:00pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154 surfcoasttimes.com.au
CONNEWARRE 80 GRAHAM LANE ´Burren-Dah´
TORQUAY 24 ST GEORGES WAY Brand New, Spacious and Stylish
Expressions of Interest - Closing 1st October 5pm. This stunning120 property has electric fencing, double fenced boundary, sheep yards, shearing facilities & shedding. Approximately 10 acres bordering the creek is fenced off, allowing natural revegetation to occur. 3 BR with BIRs home has a rustic charm with indigenous, low maintenance gardens, & tennis court with granitic sand surface. Almost self sufficient, with 1600wt PV solar system & extensive water tanks. Enquire today!
Showcasing distinctive style and design, this brand new contemporary home will please all those looking for a high quality residence in a popular location. Features include open plan living, three bedrooms plus study/ fourth bedroom, light filled kitchen/ meals area, outdoor entertaining area, low maintenance garden and access to The Sands Health Club. With this lifestyle on offer and a location on the doorstep of the golf course and a short stroll to the beach your only decision will be when to move in.
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Price Guide: $1,500,000 - $1,700,000 LAND: 120acres CONTACT: Christian Bartley 0410 695 325, John Austin 0448 510 138
FOR SALE Price: $545,000 INSPECT: Sun 1:00-1:30pm CONTACT: Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203
Bellarine Peninsula & Surf Coast Real Estate BARWON HEADS 84 Hitchcock Avenue 5254 3100 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 269 (LOT 398) THE ESPLANADE Rare Esplanade Land Located on Torquay´s Esplanade, fantastic golf course views with northern orientation at the rear. Huge allotment totalling 916 sqm (approx.), short stroll to the beach, golf course and Sands Clubhouse, includes golf membership, fully serviced allotment. Ready to build on, excellent location to build your supreme holiday getaway or permanent home. One of the last remaining Esplanade frontage land.
AUCTION: Sat 16 Oct @ 1pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088 surfcoasttimes.com.au
St Georges Way Cul-De-Sac 8 ONLY - LOTS 283 - 290
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NEW EXCLUSIVE RELEASE OF ONLY EIGHT ALLOTMENTS A rare opportunity now exists to secure your own piece of coastal paradise. Offering an ideal lifestyle location in a quiet Cul-De-Sac at the end of St Georges Way, with breathtaking course views overlooking the 4th and 5th holes of The Sands golf course. These recently released blocks range from 694sqm to 1080sqm. 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
JAN JUC 20 TORQUAY BOULEVARD That´s What Friends Are For
A tidy investment or perhaps that affordable house in Jan Juc is coming up for auction in the middle of October. Walking distance to the beach and set on a 587 sqm block there is the chance to do dual occupancy (STCA) and reap the rewards the coast has to offer. Two bedroom and a bungalow with it's own bathroom, innovation and inspiration needed, corner block in desirable Jan Juc, currently rented to good tenants.
AUCTION: Sat 16 Oct @2pm Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sat 11:30-12:00pm CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154
TORQUAY 7 PRIDE STREET Large Block in Blue Chip Location
Set on a large allotment of 1012m2, this home is in the ideal location for you to access everything on offer in ´Old Torquay´ just one street back from the Esplanade. Within just moments of Cosy Corner, the Surf Beach and also the main shopping centre situated at the end of your street, the location is hard to beat. The home itself comprises spacious open plan dining and living with open fire place, air con & central heating, simply the best location in Torquay, with a large separate kitchen with plenty of cupboard space, large block with development potential (S.T.C.A) AUCTION: Sat 9 Oct @ 11am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sun 11:00-11:30am CONTACT: Damian Jens 0438 345 154 surfcoasttimes.com.au
Brian Moscrop 0419 529 492
79 BOONDERABBI DRIVE, CLIFTON SPRINGS
DARE TO BE DIFFERENT $342,000 4 DUMBURRA AVE, CLIFTON SPRINGS
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Brian Moscrop 0419 529 492
76 PENINSULA ACRES = 30.76 HA $1.3 MIL 350 ANDERSON ROAD, DRYSDALE
SAVE ON STAMP DUTY UNDER CONSTRUCTION – BAY VIEWS $399,950
LOT 1/103 BEACON POINT ROAD, CLIFTON SPRINGS
WOW... WHAT A HOME!!! $425,000 24 PARKWAY PLACE, CLIFTON SPRINGS
INSPECTION STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT
Brian Moscrop 0419 529 492
LARGE TRI-LEVEL FAMILY HOME $585,000
10 SANCTUARY COVE, CLIFTON SPRINGS
Arrange an inspection and you will not be sorry.
DOUBLE STOREY DELIGHT $420,000 60 YARRAMUNDI DVE, CLIFTON SPRINGS
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UNITS SITE LAND $440,000
41-43 KEWARRA DRIVE CLIFTON SPRINGS BUILDER AND DEVELOPERS WALK TO BAYSIDE AND BOAT HARBOUR PLANS AND PERMITS AVAILABLE FOR 4, 2 STORY TOWNHOUSES
â€œPrincetown Storeâ€? & â€œApostles Camping Parkâ€?
Est. 1922 Located on the Great Ocean Road just 6 kilometres from the world famous 12 Apostles is this absolutely untouched town of Princetown. The historic Store is perched high on hill overlooking the Gellibrand River mouth and surrounding wetlandâ€™s & out to sea. There is no other view like this from a retail outlet in the entire area, it truly is a one off opportunity to acquire such a property. Not only does, the store cater for grocery items, it has a great cafĂŠ with freshly ground coffee, cake & sandwiches overlooking the river & wetlands, there is a SubNewsagency, fuel and of course a caravan and camping park with 32 powered sites plus 6 cabins and further potential to grow both camping and accomodation. (Spectacular views from each site) Princetown itself is genuinely unique, Australia all over, a country town in a high rainfall district rich with agriculture and as diverse as the 1.4 million tourists that drive down the Great Ocean Road every year. The General Store offers the most exciting chance of a lifetime to do the real sea change in a growing economy of tourism. Contact Exclusive Selling Agent David Falk 0407 878 213
(03) 5595 2302 Get in now before summer, with further expansion possible at $880,000 itâ€™s time.
17 Curdie Street Cobden 3266 www.falk.com.au
Torquay 75 Sands Blvd
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