Surf Coast Times
Tuesday 30 November 2010
VOL 8. No 48
A mesmerising fusion of fire and dance will be on show at this weekend’s High Tide Festival in Torquay. The 20-minute show – titled Infinite Inferno – will deliver a breathtaking performance as part of the three-day festival. Pictured preparing for the performance were (from left) Gabby Earle, Renne Vetrone and Julie Clough. Photo: PETER MARSHALL
SCHOOL BOOST Torquay’s education puzzle set to be solved with the Coalition poised to form government
BY NATHAN HALE TORQUAY is set to have a standalone primary school and standalone secondary school as the Liberal-National Coalition was last night on the verge of ending 11 years of Labor Government rule. As Andrew Katos ousted Michael Crutchfield as Member for South Barwon, the Coalition was also set to return to power, with Premier John Brumby expected to conceded defeat. With the election result comes clarity over the future of education in Torquay. One of the hottest pre-election topics, the future of Torquay schooling can now be secured – with the Coalition promising $20million to build a new secondary school in Torquay north and reverting Torquay College to a primary school. Katos, who just two-and-a-half years ago was
working with the family seafood business, said the result was the culmination of a number of factors – including a strong local campaign and years of infrastructure neglect in the region. “This has been 12 months of hard work but it has all been made worthwhile,” Katos said. “There are a lot of issues in South Barwon and we will now work hard to start rectifying those. “We campaigned hard on schools, kindergartens, health, law and order and transport – and if we are able to form government it will be a priority to make sure all of those commitments are met.” The formation of a government will provide surety for thousands of concerned parents who had no idea what direction their children’s future schooling was going to take. “The first thing we will implement will be the education promise – that’s priority,” Katos said.
“Regional infrastructure is another priority and we will be making sure our commitments are honoured as soon as we can.” Katos, a current City of Greater Geelong councillor, said he will resign that post as soon as the election is declared. With a swing of just 2.3 per cent needed for Katos to oust Crutchfield, the voting mirrored that of the majority of the state with a huge swing against Labor. As of yesterday, the swing to Katos was 5.9 per cent. With 78 per cent of the votes counted, Katos had 54 per cent (19,799) of the two-party preferred vote, compared to Crutchfield’s 46 per cent (16,812). In primary voting, Katos polled 46 per cent of the vote (16,969), Crutchfield 36 per cent (13,301), with Surf Coast Shire councillor and Australian Greens candidate, Simon Northeast, next with nine per cent (3,314).
Crutchfield – who had held the seat since 2002 when he broke the Coalition stronghold – said he had enjoyed his stint. “It has been a pleasure representing this electorate – a real privilege to represent the people of the Surf Coast,” Crutchfield said. “I want to thank the voters for the opportunity and a lot more politicians from all parties know a lot more about the Surf Coast from the work done over the last eight years.”
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MAYOR’S COLUMN A humbling, rewarding and demanding 12 months
THE PAST 12 months as mayor have flown. It has been a humbling, rewarding and demanding experience that I wouldn’t have given up “for quids”. It has certainly been punctuated by differing and passionate perspectives amid a backdrop of rapid population growth in a sea-change municipality. The flip side of this trend is slowing growth in the coastal township of Lorne and the need for expansion in our hinterland, particularly in Winchelsea where we are fighting hard to secure a gas pipeline to grow the town and encourage agricultural enterprise. This year’s State and Federal elections have offered many opportunities for council to successfully advocate for increased services and infrastructure, including the upgrading of the Princes Highway to Winchelsea and now onto Colac; new schools; a substantially upgraded Torquay library; recreational, sporting and firefighting facilities in Anglesea, Winchelsea and Torquay. A $20million recycled water pipeline connecting Armstrong Creek to Torquay, financial support to connect toilets at Bells Beach to a sewered line and improved bus services are other substantial wins for our communities and the environment. I have relished this diversity of issues and opportunities. Along with my fellow councillors, I have strived to remain strategic, looking to deliver long-terms benefits through sound policy in the face of immediate and often controversial issues like: • RACV’s proposal to harvest stormwater
from the Jan Juc Creek to irrigate the Torquay Golf Club • New toilets, drainage and traffic management for Bells Beach Surfing Reserve • A severe fish kill and high acid levels in the Anglesea River • The establishment of Neighbourhood Safer Places (NSPs) in a region of extreme fire risk • Bunnings’ planning application to build in our Business Park at the gateway to Torquay and the Great Ocean Road • Special Charge Schemes to deliver significant new footpaths, roads and improved drainage • An application for a supermarket in Aireys Inlet • A proposal to introduce poker machines in Jan Juc’s Beach Hotel; which ouncil has vigorously opposed. Resolution to these issues is hard-fought. Some high-profile planning matters will be determined at VCAT where applicants have appealed council’s decision. Other significant projects such as the outcome of Torquay Jan Juc 2040: Sustainable Futures, which plans for the future of these coastal townships; is in train and will be determined in June next year. Our new Civic and Community precinct in Torquay North is progressing well – on time and on budget. It will ensure our growing population has fantastic recreational facilities and opportunities to showcase our cultural, artistic and civic talents. It will also ensure council has the capacity to deliver the services our community expects and needs into the future. On the horizon are some key challenges: planning hinterland growth, capitalising on our tourism opportunities and ensuring we have adequate infrastructure and services – new kindergartens, schools, transport connections,
health and respite centres are all on the “must have” list. So watch this space because 2011 is set to be another exciting year.
Relationships are the key
Looking back over my year, I have learnt the value of relationships. We must all work together to achieve what is best for all our futures. And while we may not please everyone, councillors do make decisions with strategic intent, and with the community’s well-being as council’s central focus. I will now step aside from the position of mayor but will continue to do my best to serve the Surf Coast Shire and its citizens. My children, who are seven and eight, are certainly happy with this decision. It is because of them that I first decided to work as a councillor. I must thank my family for their support. I must also thank my fellow councillors, chief executive officer, Mark Davies, and our Surf Coast Shire team. It is a challenging and exciting journey and I know the new incoming mayor will continue to provide strong leadership as we address major issues and planning for the future. I wish you a safe and joyful festive season.
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Mulder easily retains Polwarth BY NATHAN HALE
TERRY MULDER’S stranglehold on the seat of Polwarth has been strengthened following the weekend’s election. Regarded as one of the safest Liberal seats in the state, Polwarth – which covers from Anglesea down through Apollo Bay and as far west as Mortlake – was easily retained by Mulder. In winning his fourth term, Mulder again
increased his primary vote and also the two-party preferred vote. At time of going to press, 73 per cent of votes had been counted with Mulder taking 64 per cent of the vote. “It has been a pleasing result. Each time my primary vote has gone up and that is a reflection of the individual service I provide to people in our electorate,” he said. “It is all about keeping your feet on the ground,
keep on listening to the people and understanding that the role is as much about the individual people in the electorate as much as it is about the major projects.” While Mulder was never in any danger of losing the seat – which he has held since 1999 – he said the huge statewide swing against Labor was something that had been brewing for a while. “It is a great result… and you could feel there was an undertone to it all before the election,” he said.
“I think the broader community picked up on it as well and you could feel it.” Apart from representing his electorate, Mulder is also currently Shadow Minister for Public Transport and Shadow Minister for Roads. Of the 73 per cent of votes counted, Mulder received 56 per cent of the primary vote, with Labor candidate, Brian Crook, polling 26 per cent of the vote; the next best was Greens’ representative, Natalie Atherden, with 8 per cent of the vote.
News in brief School’s $60,000 damage VANDALS have caused more than $60,000 damage to Mount Duneed Primary School. The weekend attack has left the school with vandalised classrooms and a damaged library, as well as thousands of dollars worth of stolen items. Apart from the vandalism, those responsible stole computers, musical instruments and other goods, while they also pulled whiteboards off walls and broke windows. Anyone with information can call Geelong Crime Investigation Unit on 5225 3166 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
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INSIDE Fairhaven’s new vision THIS EDITION
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Mayor’s Column Letters Celebrating Seniors Finance Christmas Shopping in Belmont 24 Splash – Water Smart Feature 27 Coastal Properties & Surrounds 83 New Home Build 87 A&E - Arts & Entertainment 94 Monthly Book Review 96 What’s Happening 98 Healthy Living 1007UDGHV &ODVVLÀHGV 106 Mind Matters 107 Total Sports & Surf Report 108 Golf 110 Fishing ‘My Big Catch’
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FAIRHAVEN Surf Life Saving Club is on the verge of a new era. A planning application to upgrade the community facility has been lodged with the Surf Coast Shire and support is being sought from the club from any interested parties keen to help the project come to fruition. Club president Dave Thompson said the club had long outgrown its current home and was in need of a major overhaul. The $3million plan will see the current clubhouse demolished and an entirely new structure built in its place. “This building is long past its use-by date. It was built in 1957 and has had bits and pieces added on over the years,” he said. “But now it is way beyond a renovation and we need new facilities. “We really lack storage space here and have no administration area. This new facility will be custom built to suit our needs.” The plan, which is available for viewing at the Surf Coast Shire office, includes an underground bunker with three times the club’s current storage space. Also in the plans are new toilet facilities for club and beach users, administration areas, and a commercial kitchen. Fans of the club’s Sunset Bar can rest assured knowing the eatery will remain; albeit a modernised version of the original, rustic venue. “The actual footprint of the building will remain similar. It will be slightly bigger but the real change will be the storage area underneath,” Thompson said. The club hoped to raise half of the $3million
President of Fairhaven Surf Life Saving Club Dave Thompson is on a quest to upgrade the facility and is seeking support from the public.
needed to complete the project and was hopeful that state and federal funding would make up the rest. “Right now we need people to show their support. We have heaps of people writing letters of support
already but the more people that get behind this the quicker it will happen,” Thompson said. “This is an upgrade of a community facility that serves everyone. It feels so good to get the job going.”
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Frogs set to aid schoolies BY ELEANOR WOODS
RED FROGS will be hopping around Lorne this week â€“ ensuring schoolies are kept safe. The national organisation offers school leavers a heap of free services to help them enjoy their celebrations without getting into trouble. Red Frogs provide registered school leavers with shuttle services, walk home services, cooked breakfasts and provide chill-out zones with water, food, first aid and comfy couches. Lorne community pastor, Andy Davies, encouraged all schoolies to register either online or at the Lorne Information Centre, on Mountjoy Parade, to have access to the service.
â€œWe are expecting about 800 schoolies to arrive this week so itâ€™s all about helping make sure they are happy and safe,â€? Davies said. â€œRed Frogs started as a response to the concern for the next generation. We want to help provide a safe environment for them,â€? he said. About 80 Red Frogs will be out and about in Lorne and 30 in Torquay, until this Friday, December 3. â€œAll the Red Frogs do is offer support and build connections with the youths. They might walk someone home from the pub to make sure they get there or a few might come over to where a group of schoolies is staying and cook them a pancake breakfast,â€? Davies said. All Red Frogs, he said, went through a vigorous
Red Frog Andy Davies is helping make sure school leavers are safe during schoolies celebrations.
screening process and had Working with Children clearance. A central chill-out zone on the grassy knoll in front of the St Cuthberts Uniting Church will provide a relaxed, schoolies-only environment. According to Davies, â€˜tooliesâ€™ were definitely a concern during the week. â€œThere are often a few dodgy characters floating around trying to celebrate with the schoolies who
are much younger than them,â€? Davies said. â€œDo what you can to keep yourself safe. Donâ€™t walk home along the beach, stay in the light at night and make yourself known to the Red Frogs. After all, we are here to support you guys and help make sure nothing bad happens.â€? For more information or to register for a pancake breakfast cooked for you in your own zone call the Red Frogs hotline on 1300 557 123.
These teenagers celebrated the end of their secondary schooling, resplendent in handmade T-shirts. Pictured enjoying last weekâ€™s burst of warm weather on Torquay Beach were (from left) Melanie Jobe, Kate Grose, Samantha Vuk and Alyse Nalder, all 18. Photo: ELEANOR WOODS
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Itâ€™s Boardies Day BY ELEANOR WOODS
A SURF Coast youth has organised a Lifesaving Day to help shed light on water safety and raise funds and awareness of the dangers as we enter summer. Jan Juc Surf Life Saving juniors representative, Aaron Tannahill, 19, is co-ordinating the event in conjunction with Boardies Day â€“ a national surf life saving fundraising day which encourages schools, workplaces and community groups to chuck on their boardies and help raise much needed funds for lifesaving equipment across Australia. More than 200 Torquay College students will take part in the event at Cosy Corner this Friday. Parents and members of the public are also encouraged to come and show their support. Tannahill said he hoped to raise $1,000 â€“ 80 per cent of which would go toward Jan Juc SLSC and 20 per cent to Torquay SLSC. â€œItâ€™s a fundraiser that is all about raising awareness for the kids,â€? he said. â€œI see so many kids who just donâ€™t really know the dangers. This day is all about water safety and being sun smart.â€? Tannahill is passionate about getting the message of water safety across in fun and interactive ways. â€œWe have a four-stop rotation which will run twice on the day,â€? he said. â€œThe rotations cover surf and beach awareness and safety, lifesaving equipment, beach games and also how to be sun smart. â€œWe have heaps of fun in store and a few surprises up our sleeve. The Life Saving Victoria Rescue Helicopter will pay a visit at 11 oâ€™clock and the day will be plenty of fun for everyone. â€œIâ€™ve been involved with life saving since I was like 20 centimetres long, I started nippers when I was six and started teaching nippers about four years ago. â€œWater safety is crucial, especially leading into summer. And to me surf life saving is such a big part From left Ned Madigan, 7, and Doyle Madigan, 10, pictured with Boardies Day organiser, Jan Juc Surf Life of Australian culture.â€? Saving Club juniors representative Aaron Tannahill.
Esther Rosewall (left) handed over a $3,000 cheque to the Salvation Armyâ€™s Catherine Abram.
Timely gift from the Lions Club
THE TORQUAY Lions Club Charity Golf Day held recently raised $3,000 for the Salvation Army. The timely donation will help add some Christmas joy to local families, according to the Salvation Armyâ€™s Catherine Abram. Lions Club president, Esther Rosewall, said the golf day was one of the Torquay Lions major fundraisers and this year the Lions had chosen to present $3,000 to the Salvation Army as a result of the day held at the Torquay Golf Club. â€œEach year we assist some local community organisation with funds from this day,â€? she said. â€œAnd having spoken with Catherine about the needs of the community in and around Torquay we decided to support the Armyâ€™s efforts with providing assistance to families over the Christmas period.â€?
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ON T H E BE AT With Torquay / Jan Juc Neighbourhood Watch
THE FINAL meeting and Christmas celebration will be held at the Torquay Police Station at 6pm on Monday, December 6. This will be a pleasant chance to meet other people involved in the Torquay Jan Juc Neighbourhood and find out what plans are being discussed for 2011.
Safe Plate Day
On Saturday, November 13, volunteers from Neighbourhood Watch, the SES and the Men’s Shed combined to provide special screws on vehicle number plates. These may not be unscrewed by ordinary screwdrivers and therefore reduce the possibility of the plates being stolen by people who use them to conceal their own car identity during crimes. About 50 or 60 local motorists took advantage of this service in spite of the dismal weather. Notices reminding people not to leave valuables in their cars were also given out. In the past year, police have reported a drop in the incidence of thefts from cars, so it seems that people have been taking notice of this advice. Neighbourhood Watch Volunteers will again be at the High Tide Festival this weekend with information about home safety etc. Your goods can also be marked with an engraver so bring some along or ask for information about borrowing the equipment.
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There has been some recent negative media regarding the use of the social media site Facebook for party invites amongst teenagers. To address these concerns, here are some tips: • When you create an event on Facebook, invite only the people you wish to attend • Make sure the invite isn’t ‘open’. This means anyone can see it if they have access to your/ your son or daughter’s page • Keep track of the attendees: If you have a large number of people who RSVP make sure these are all people who have been directly invited to the party • Don’t invite people you are not friends with in the ‘real world’ • Remember, any details you post online openly, can be seen by anyone. This is particularly important when it comes to party invites held at private houses.
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You can register with Partysafe via the following methods: • Attend your local police station and complete the Partysafe form. You will receive your Partysafe kit • Visit www.police.vic.gov.au and download the registration form. You can then take the completed form to your local police station.
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Geelong Police are seeking help from the public to report drug dealers. Superintendent Peter O’Neill said the drugdealing scene remained hidden and catching those involved relied heavily on public help. “There is a significant drug problem in Geelong and on the coast and to deny that would be wrong of us,” he said. Police currently have several operations running on suspected drug traffickers across the city and will up the ante on the war against drugs in the coming months. Police said the main drugs flooding Geelong’s streets were marijuana, speed, ecstasy and illegal prescription drugs. To dob in a dealer anonymously, phone Geelong police on 5225 3100 or CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000.
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As the summer holidays approach, consider ways you can protect both residential and holiday homes from burglary. A home that looks unattended is generally an easier target for a burglar. The key to deterring burglars while you are away is to make your house look like someone’s at home. Tips include: • Leave your radio on and tune it to a talkback station • Cancel or divert deliveries, such as newspapers • Get a trusted friend or family member to spend a few hours at your home when they visit, and ask them to open different curtains etc. to change the appearance of the house to a potential burglar • Also get a trusted neighbour to take your bin
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Local author’s helping hand BY ELEANOR WOODS TORQUAY author Fay Tran is celebrating positive reviews for her book Teaching Kids to Read. A teacher since the early 1960s, Tran
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“It has been very pleasing to get good feedback,” Tran said. After spending the past 25 years specialising as a learning support teacher, Tran became frustrated seeing capable children who could not read. “With all the resources and technology we have these days it is appalling that so many people can’t read,” she said. “I see all these kids with problems that can be fixed. “If a child is struggling you need to do something quickly. I haven’t come across a child I couldn’t teach to read but kids do a lot better if they are given the basics early on.” Tran said between 10 and 20 per cent of people can’t read at a functional level when they leave school, hindering them greatly in life. “It really is quite a serious situation. It is absolutely essential for everyone to be able to read these days,” she said. “To use the internet, to fill out forms – if you can’t read, you really are in serious trouble.” According to Tran, reading problems affect people of all ages and intelligence levels. “I think we assume that kids pick reading up like learning to speak but it’s not the case,” she said. “If people are taught basic skills at an early age it sets up for success with reading.” Reviewer Peter Westwood said he would highly recommend the book not only for its systematic and explicit approach to the teaching of phonic knowledge and decoding skills, but also for its exploration of cognitive, emotional and motivational factors and its use of anecdotal case studies and lesson plan approach.
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From Kimberley to Torquay THE GREEN lawns of the Torquay Bowls Club are a far cry from the red earth of the Kimberley in north-west Australia but that did not deter nine Aboriginal children from enjoying their first game of bowls last week. The youngsters from the remote community of Billiluna, 1,070 kilometres inland from Broome, recently spent a day in the region, getting a taste for different sports. Accompanied by four of their teachers, the youngsters spent a week in Melbourne and the Geelong region, seeing the sites and trying activities that are foreign to their daily living. The trip south was arranged by Torquay resident Greta Webb, an emergency nurse who periodically helps out in remote communities in the north-west. During their week-long visit, they not only sailed and played bowls but their itinerary also included visiting the Eureka Sky Deck, watching an NBL basketball game, visiting Werribee Zoo and the Melbourne Aquarium and also visiting the North Melbourne Football Club. At Torquay, the youngsters slipped quickly into the game of bowls with the occasional shot that drew applause from older bowlers with an eye for talent.
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Junior pro surfer Nikki Van Dijk pictured with Rip Curl’s Ryan Fletcher, during Rip Curl’s Girls Go Surfing Day on Tuesday.
Girls drop in at Torquay BY ELEANOR WOODS TORQUAY Beach was awash with bikinied beauties battling it out for the ride of a lifetime last week, during Rip Curl’s Girls Go Surfing Day. Close to 80 girls from around the state journeyed to the Surf Coast last Tuesday to take part in the event, which Rip Curl’s Ryan Fletcher said was the biggest of its kind to date.
“What a fantastic day and a fantastic turn out,” he said. The sun beat down on the scorched sand as 2009 Rip Curl International GromSearch Champion and 2009 Rip Curl Women’s Pro wildcard, Nikki Van Dijk, and surfing instructors from Go Ride A Wave offered words of wisdom to the girls, few of which had surfed before. “This is a really good event to get the
girls in the water and having fun,” Van Dijk said. “I was involved last year and it was a real blast so I came back again. “I got into surfing from my dad and my sister, who both surfed.” Girls Go Surfing Day was introduced by Rip Curl to reach out and inspire young women to get into the sport. “It’s all about having a go and having a good time,” Van Dijk said.
Book provides inspiration for building ideas IF YOU are looking for great local ideas about building your next house or perhaps undertaking a renovation, the Surf Coast Shire’s Sustainable Design Book is the perfect place to draw your inspiration from. The Surf Coast Sustainable Design Book is an image-rich, attractive publication that encourages high quality building and landscape design that reflects the diverse environments of the Surf Coast Shire and the qualities that have attracted so many residents and visitors to the area. Launched this month in Lorne, the book emphasises environmentally friendly, site responsive and attractive design that reflects the local area – be it a sub-division in Torquay or Winchelsea, an established area in Anglesea, Aireys Inlet or Lorne, a rural property or a bush block in the Otways. The book provides great ideas about how you can work within planning legislation to build a more sustainable and enjoyable home to live in. Mayor Libby Coker said the Surf Coast Sustainable Design Book reflected the diversity of the Surf Coast Shire, from the coast through the hinterland. “There are great examples and suggestions in this wonderful book for home design that makes the most of the attributes of all areas of our shire,” Coker said. She stressed the book was not about creating more restrictions on housing development, but rather expert ideas and advice on how to build better homes on the Surf Coast. “The book is a great educational resource and I certainly recommend it for builders, home renovators or anyone planning their dream home on the Surf Coast,” she said. “The information also has the potential to reduce our community’s carbon footprint significantly and save home renovators and builders a lot of money in terms of energy costs.” The book will be available in hard copy form from council’s Grossmans Road Service Centre in Torquay, or in online form at www. surfcoast.vic.gov.au
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Face painting was popular, with Zinnia brightening up Ashley’s face, and Danielle enjoying some colour.
Keeping well sheltered from Saturday’s persistent rain were (from left) Emily Smith and Amelia Hughes.
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International Day of People with Disabilities Friday 3 December 2010 is International Day of People with Disabilities, and Surf Coast Shire thinks that this is reason to celebrate. Bob Pettitt Reserve in Jan Juc is an example of Council’s efforts towards making the Surf Coast accessible and inclusive of locals and visitors who have a disability. The Reserve has been developing over the last few years and now incorporates many welcoming features, including an evolving Sensory Garden and an accessible hammock swing. The playground itself combines ramp access. The Sensory Garden comprises plants and features to stimulate the senses. This includes plants to smell and touch, shadow poles, raised garden beds and tunnels to explore. The garden will continue to grow and develop over the years, and will include a beautiful Casuarina forest, which will create sound in the wind.
Much of the work in the garden, including artwork and planting, has been undertaken with local groups and agencies such as SCOPE, Torquay Men’s Shed, St Laurence, the Advisory Committee on DisAbility, Karingal, Camp Wilkin, Leisure Networks and Barwon Valley School. Over the coming months, Braille signage will be installed into the garden, along with pictorial and tactile signage to explain the features of the garden. Local artist Kirsty Manger has designed beautiful ceramic tiles which explain whether to look, listen, smell, touch or taste throughout the various areas of the garden. Surf Coast Shire would like to encourage people of all ages and abilities to go and take a look at this exciting and continually developing space in Jan Juc.
Local landscape architect Beck Hull has been overseeing the design and installation of the garden over the last couple of years.
Geelong Swimming Club ‘Equipped’ thanks to Telstra Assistance Fund BY JODI MANION
Geelong Swimming Club is well and truly equipped after being awarded over $3,000 in grants as part of the Telstra Assistance Fund. The Swimming Club received a shade marquee and swim results board that will be used at training sessions and event meets throughout the upcoming season. Club Vice President, Lisa Rush said she was delighted to receive the equipment grant, which will benefit the whole club. “It’s fantastic to have the support of Telstra and see them making such a positive difference in our community,” Lisa said. “The equipment will come in very handy over the summer months. Our swimmers will be able to see how they’ve performed in each race and their parents, friends and supporters will be able to keep cool in the shade under our new marquee over the hot summer months,” she added. Clubs such as the Geelong Swimming Club lie at the heart of our community and the Telstra Assistance Fund enables us to make a genuine difference. By providing them with much
Left to right: Geelong Swimming Clubs Vice President, Lisa Rush and Telstra Country Wide Manager, Lloyd Morley.
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Dear editor, As the chairman of the Regional Airport Committee we are very pleased that the Liberal Coalition has announced funding for a feasibility study into a Geelong Regional Airport. The committee has been meeting with local, State and Federal representatives to push the case for a regional airport near Geelong. The current Geelong Airport will close in 2011 and this announcement today gives us hope that at last a regional airport can be built that service’s the people of the largest provincial city outside of Melbourne. The committee has been discussing this project for sometime and we believe there is a great deal of support for the airport that will compliment Avalon and provide infrastructure that will increase tourism,
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Let’s all hope the change is for the better Dear Editor, John Brumby’s a good man, I was always very annoyed when people tried to implicate him in the lack of leadership by fire authorities when he, personally, had been preparing his Harcourt
property against fire that terrible day just as Henry Bolte would have been doing at Meredith if he were alive. I believe John Brumby was brought down by public anger with the shady characters who removed the former prime minister – a person who was virtually offered like a president to the public in 2007 – and the public just can’t wait to get rid of Labor federally but made do with Mr Brumby in the meantime. I hope the new Liberal premier has the courage to clean up his party which has been dominated by right wing maniacs in this state since the defeat of the Thompson Government in 1982. Only when Liberal branches have back complete power will the party be worth its salt. But congratulations to the new premier anyway; I hope he also makes inquiry into the failures within Work Safe which have betrayed the public who turned to it. Also, congratulations to the new Liberal MP for South Barwon, Andrew Katos. John Dobinson Independent candidate for South Barwon
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Sienna Rayner, 7, gets creative during a sound exploration workshop at Torquay College last week. Musician Jon Madin from Marimba Music hosted the display and interactive workshop. Photo: ELEANOR WOODS
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More than 70 girls from throughout the state converged on Torquay Beach last week for the Rip Curl’s Girls Go Surfing Day. 2009 Rip Curl International GromSearch Champion and 2009 Rip Curl Women’s Pro wildcard, Nikki Van Dijk, and surfing instructors from Go Ride A Wave offered words of wisdom to the girls, few of which had surfed before. Photo: ELEANOR WOODS
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FESTIVAL DELIGHTS FOR ALL THIS weekend’s High Tide Festival is set to provide an exciting weekend filled with new and spectacular highlights. The festival will be held this Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout Torquay, with each day offering visitors the opportunity to participate in a variety of events. Since the festival began in 1995, each year has proved to be a success, with the 2010 festival promising to continue this trend. This year’s theme – Hidden Depths – has many treasures for the community to discover and enjoy. Friday night will start the weekend with a glimpse of the extraordinary art on display and installed throughout Torquay. At 8pm at the hill alongside the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club come along for a projected 15-minute visual delight of the celebrated photographers of the Bell Street Printworks and Gallery; a landscape journey from Geelong, along the coast, and beyond. Saturday will see the community parade in the morning, while a number of events will be on display throughout the day. There will be music on three stages, as well as dance expos, mini golf, workshops and other activities to entertain and challenge. Story telling and other treasures such as Circus 3230 will entertain and encourage participation. Book in for a rockpool ramble with Ecologic or attend a ukulele workshop with our own Ukes du Jour. Saturday night provides the opportunity to bring a picnic or enjoy the local food stalls at Cosy Corner while relaxing and listening to a fabulous line-up of local music. Following the music a visit to the beach brings back memories of the Greek community picnicking locally and the chance to join in a group dance on the beach. Afterwards Wild Moves will present Circles on the Waves, a dance and percussion performance, before the evening comes to a close with Infinite Inferno – a fire performance spectacular and the glow of the Christmas lights on Torquay’s first community Christmas tree. Sunday will host the Billy Cart Derby at Spring Creek Reserve, where participants will construct their own cart to race. Spectators can watch the race while
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listening to music being played on the Billy Carts Stage. Youngsters can get involved in Torquay’s Got Talent – a youth music event from 10am at Kobo Café – with entry forms available from the café in Cliff Street. On Sunday afternoon watch a rehearsed play reading by Torquay Theatre Troupe and participate in workshop ‘The Knowing’ with local playwright Sandi Fairthorne. At St Luke’s Anglican Church you can see Music of Mystery and Magic, with festival favourites, Wendy Grose (soprano) and Len Vorster (piano). For more information, visit www.hightidefestival. com.au or contact Julie Dyer on 5261 0645.
Discover a world of art ART LOVERS are well catered for during the festival. Throughout Torquay, exhibits of art will be placed in non-traditional settings as part of the ‘Seaweed’ Installation Exhibition and art trail. The art trail can be explored by foot or by bike, and will include a wide variety of works by local artists. Included in the art trail are many works of art by the local kindergarten and primary school children. The exhibition runs throughout the weekend and maps will be available Friday afternoon from the tourist information office at SurfWorld and at participating businesses. For more on the ‘Seaweed’ Installation Exhibition, see Page 87.
Temporary Road Closures – Torquay High Tide Festival Community Parade and Events THE FOLLOWING ROAD CLOSURES WILL OCCUR ON SATURDAY 4 DECEMBER: a. 10.30 am to 12 noon, The Esplanade from Point Danger to Zeally Bay Rd; b. 8.30 am to 5 pm in Gilbert St from the Esplanade to Cliff St carpark – ALL DAY – for the High Tide Festival community parade and events. Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
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Research support welcomed COUNCIL on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of a grant of $15million to support research on drug treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. “This is an important initiative in addressing the health issues and concerns of older people,” said Sue Hendy, chief executive officer of COTA Victoria. “With the ageing of our population, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia is the major cause of disability for people over the age of 65, and impacts on a growing number of people each year. “We applaud the Government’s commitment to making a difference to people living with dementia, their families, and carers. It is vital that research into treatments and prevention be supported that enable people to be healthy, independent and active for as
long as possible.” An ageing population is the biggest unprecedented demographic and societal change in Victoria this century. By next year, one in five Victorians will be aged 60 or over; a ratio set to grow to 1 in 4 by 2021. “Ageing is going to affect every facet of society, from transportation to housing to workplace laws. Catering for the health and aged care issues of older people is just one area that needs to be addressed,” said Hendy. “Victoria has the opportunity to be Australia’s most age-friendly state through a collaborative interdepartmental approach to coordinating policies on issues of ageing; we can be at the forefront in addressing the biggest demographic opportunity in decades.”
Older people don’t need less sleep THE WIDESPREAD belief that older people need less sleep is false according to a leading gerontologist who has just completed the first study of its kind in Australia. Professor Julie Byles from Newcastle University studied the sleeping patterns of more than 7,000 men and women aged 73-78 across urban areas in Australia and found that it was a misconception that older people sleep less and need less sleep. “In actual fact our research found that older people find it more difficult to get to sleep and to stay asleep,” professor Byles said.
The research also identified some differences between older men and women and their sleep patterns. “We found that women take longer to get to sleep than men but that men wake up more during their sleep cycle than women. “However, both men and women said that a lack of sleep was having an impact on their health. “The research also indicates there may be a stronger relationship between sleep difficulties and mortality among men, however, these may be linked to underlying medical conditions.”
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IF YOU have some time to spare and enjoy contributing to the Bellarine community, consider volunteering at the Portarlington Mill. The sandstone mill is one of the few historic flourmills in Victoria that can be accessed by the public and relies on a small committee of volunteers to keep the fascinating building open to visitors. Portarlington Mill committee president, Andrew Mason, said the mill was open from 12pm-4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from September to May and was also hired out for weddings and events, such as the annual Attitudes art show. The mill, which was built in 1957, was restored in 1970 by the National Trust of Victoria but receives no government funding for its conservation. If you are interested in volunteering a few hours to the Portarlington Mill committee, phone 5259 3202 or 5259 3847 for more information. President of the Portarlington Mill committee, Andrew Mason, is one of a small group of volunteers who manage the historic flourmill, which is open to the public on weekends and public holidays.
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Anyone can get sick or injured but when it comes to protecting their lifestyle with insurance, it seems females have some catching up to do. BY HUGH SUTTERBY HISTORICALLY speaking, insurance was sold to the main breadwinner. More often than not, that was the husband. Today, men still earn more, on average, than women, however, the gap is closing fast. Australian women now earn 92 per cent of male incomes with many women now out-earning their husbands. For this reason, you’d expect more women would be taking out insurance to protect their income and their lifestyle – but this is not the case. Despite women making up 45 per cent of the workforce, they still represent only 15-20 per cent of all insured incomes.
It’s not just about income
Protecting your income is obviously important, however, the fact female incomes are increasing only tells part of the story. Women are often more financially vulnerable than men – mainly because they typically spend less time in the workforce. This is partly because of children and partly because women are also more likely to retire early. Women are often the ones who have to take time off to look after children or elderly relatives. Less time in the workforce means fewer savings, less superannuation, and a decreased ability to recover from financial setbacks.
Since women live longer than men, these setbacks can be even more financially damaging over time.
What types of insurance should women have?
Income protection typically covers up to 80 per cent of your income if you can’t work temporarily because of sickness or injury – making it extremely valuable for working women. To protect yourself against diseases like cancer, you can take out Recovery (also known as ‘Trauma’) insurance. It can pay a lump sum on diagnosis – helping you replace your income and assist in covering the costs associated with treatment. Life and/or Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) insurance can provide a lump sum to you or your beneficiaries if you die or are seriously disabled. This can be vital if you have a family and/or a mortgage to look after. If you’re self-employed or run a business you can also cover your fixed business expenses if you can’t work temporarily because of sickness or injury. This could include the cost of finding a replacement if you need one.
Strategies to make insurance more affordable
It’s worth talking to a financial adviser before you take out insurance as there are often a number of ways you can reduce the effective cost of your premiums.
For example, income protection and business expenses insurance premiums are often taxdeductible You may also be able to reduce the effective cost of Life and TPD insurance by taking it out inside super – using your pre-tax money to pay premiums. Bear in mind there may be some restrictions on your benefit if you insure inside super.
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The best way to find out what cover you need is to speak to a financial adviser. They can help you get the right cover, and make sure it’s structured in a way that makes it as cost-effective as possible. This material is current as at November 2010, but may be subject to change. It has been prepared without taking into account your objectives, financial situation or needs. Before making a decision based on this material, you should consider the appropriateness of the advice, having regard to your objectives, financial situation and needs. Before making any financial decision, Geelong Financial Group recommends you obtain professional financial advice specific to your circumstances. Hugh Sutterby is an Authorised Representative of Professional Investment Services ABN 11074608558 AFSL 234951.
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Weâ€™re doing our Christmas shopping in Belmont this year! HEREâ€™S a challenge for all you Christmas shoppers out there! We challenge you to do as much Christmas shopping as you can at the Belmont shopping strip and avoid the crowds at the big shopping centres. Belmont offers you any of the essentials that you might need from the larger stores (such as Coles, Aldi, Tasman Meats & Kmart), but also the convenience, variety but also FRIENDLY service of the smaller shops where itâ€™s generally the owner of the business that runs the business. Theyâ€™re sure to give you a fantastic service and offer you a great deal!! You can grab your Chrissy meats at the small butchers, kids gifts at the toy shops, kris kringles at the $2+ shops or even find some great treasures at the various Op shops! and remember to drop into the lollyshop (just near the library) for some great stocking fillers. Grab something for mum, little sis or aunty Beryl at the gorgeous gift shops or the boys (and dadâ€™s) summer gear from the surf shop Get the fruit and veg at the greengrocers or supermarket and donâ€™t forget the wines and hampers at the wine shop. Finish off your table setting with some items from the homewares store and flowers from the friendly florist. And for yourself, remember to get your hair, nails and waxing done for those Christmas parties!... and spoil yourself with an outfit from one of the many
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Tuesday 30 November 2010
WATER SMART FEATURE
New kayak is twice the fun HOBIE is thrilled to introduce this exciting new member of the fleet – welcome the Tandem Island kayak. The Hobie Mirage Tandem Island is the big brother of the Mirage Adventure Island and twice the fun – a super-fun kayak for two. Go flying across the water, powered by a roller furling boomless mainsail with plenty of room for the skipper and crew. Both cockpits have steering and sail-control lines, making the Tandem Island ideal for partners of all abilities. Inspired by Polynesian multi-hulls, this 5.64-metre trimaran ‘sail-yak’ includes state-of-the-
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It’s a long way from inland Western Australia to Torquay – but that was the experience a group of youngsters had last week. The visit included a surf lesson, led by Lucy Ross. Enjoying the experience were (from left) Junior Tex, 15, Jaswyn Dixon, 13, and Jerome Manson, 13. Photo: ELEANOR WOODS
Making the most of the warmer weather last week at Cosy Corner in Torquay were (from left) Ashlea McGrath, 22, Georgia Ward, 18, Cate Laing, 18, and Jodie Hagedorn, 17. Photo: ELEANOR WOODS
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WATER SMART FEATURE
Take care around waterways LIFE Saving Victoria is calling on land owners and councils to conduct safety assessments and audits of inland waterways in the wake of the tragic drowning death of a 22-year-old Morwell man last week in the Newborough lake near Moe. Life Saving Victoria general manager, Guy Britt, is urging all land managers to get their water ways audited as a priority. “After years of drought, local water ways will be open for business again this summer due to a heavy winter of rains and recent flooding,” he said. “Changing seasonal patterns, flooding and other effects of nature can cause inland waterway to change. While it may look calm and shallow on the
surface it is possible that the environment that was there previously no longer exists. “Local councils and land managers must take responsibility and get an audit done of local popular swimming spots before we have another tragedy.” Life Saving Victoria’s Inland Aquatic Risk Assessments can be conducted on any outdoor aquatic environment, whether natural or developed/ man-made. This service provides a detailed and comprehensive assessment of potential risks, how these can be addressed, and potential improvements to aspects such as signage, its location and the ease or difficulty of access to the area.
“Inland waterways are not patrolled by lifeguards, and should someone get into trouble, there may be no one to assist them,” Britt said. “Swimmers can also get panicked if they get caught in submerged objects, which are present in many of these waterways.” Remember that water conditions which may have been suitable one day can change hourly with the current. Submerged objects, like branches or rocks, are often invisible from above the surface and present real risk of neck and spinal injuries, especially to divers. Always enter the water slowly, feet first – never dive in. Last week’s spell of hot weather has also led
many Victorians to head to their local waterways after work to both cool down and unwind with a few drinks after work – this is a potentially lethal combination, according to Britt. “Drinking alcohol impairs your senses and encourages risk taking behaviour, meaning you are more likely to get into difficulty,” he said. “If you drink and get into the water, tired muscles and confusion from being under the influence of alcohol makes it harder to get out of trouble.” For a complete list of water safety tips or for more information on inland safety risk audits head to www.lifesavingvictoria.com.au
One of the first patrols on the Surf Coast happened at Torquay Surf Life Saving Club. Local photographer ANDY BERRY captured lifeguards Jacob Sedger and Paddy Hernon keeping watch at Torquay surf beach during schoolies last week. Sedger hails from Jan Juc SLSC and Paddy is a member of Anglesea SLSC. Photo: ANDY BERRY, janjuc.redbubble.com
Charlie, Angela and Claire enjoyed last week’s warmer weather with a morning play on the beach at Portarlington. Ph oto: ALISON MARTIN
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Point Addis steps complete VISITORS to Point Addis can now safely enjoy the view while they descend to the ruggedly beautiful Addiscot beach thanks to new stairs built to last in the unforgiving coastal environment. Ranger in Charge for East Otway, Frank Gleeson, said a new $300,000 pathway, steps and viewing platform has recently been completed. “Beach combers and nature lovers alike can take full advantage of the gently sloping, family friendly steps and the improved access they provide,” Gleeson said.
“Replacing the old, steep steps will mean visitors will feel safe and comfortable as they make their way to the beach, looking at the scenery instead of their feet. “The new 71 steps and pathway will encourage visitors to the Addis Point Marine Park, just a short walk away from the base of the steps, where visitors can surf, snorkel or explore rock pools by foot.” The pathway entrance is directly opposite the first Addis Point carpark on the right hand side of Point Addis Road as you head out to the point.
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A life in images
BY ELEANOR WOODS
Romeo, the exchange bear, was farewelled from Geelong Airport on the Surf Coast Highway last week after spending the term at Breakwater Kindergarten. Romeo headed back to Italy after visiting each kinder family’s home over the past few months. The exchange bear programme teaches the children about responsibility, caring for someone else, cultural diversity and independence – although there were some tears along with lot of smiles as Romeo boarded the plane with the support of staff at the airport.
A FRENCH film maker has made the Surf Coast home and has brought his cinematic business skills with him. Damien Leze, 28, and his Australian girlfriend, Jessica Crump, 25, run Get Up and Go Films, a production company that promotes almost any kind of business, community group or product through moving images. “We can make anyone a film, for use either on their website or for any other purpose,” Leze said. “We can also upload it to the net and maximise exposure to make sure it gets seen.” Leze and Crump have teamed up with the High Tide Festival, where they will air a creative time lapse film that showcases the Torquay region. The film will run this weekend throughout the
High Tide Festival. “It is an aesthetic way to document life in Torquay through images,” he said. “I love film. I have been interested in photography since my teens but am more and more interested in exploring film.” The duo worked in South America, promoting hotels, shopping centres, tourism providers and hostels, among other businesses. They are now on the lookout for potential creative ventures opportunities in video production and online video marketing on the Surf Coast. “We really like it here so we will see how it goes. We love the beach life and the area,” Leze said. For more information visit www. getupandgofilms.com or phone Damien Leze on 0448 149 460.
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Warralily works begin ONE OF the country’s largest residential developments has officially commenced construction with the turning of the first sod at Warralily at Armstrong Creek last Thursday. City of Greater Geelong Mayor, John Mitchell, along with Michael Crutchfield and other local representatives were at Warralily to celebrate the milestone event. Mitchell said he was proud to see council’s vision for Armstrong Creek being realised. “Many, many years of planning and consultation have gone into the development of this environmentally sustainable growth area and I’m thrilled to see it now coming to life,” he said. “Not only will Armstrong Creek provide much needed residential land, but jobs, schools, sports grounds and other important community facilities.” The turning of the sod marks the start of Warralily’s civil works which will provide the infrastructure required for the residential development, display village and the rejuvenation of the adjacent Armstrong Creek. It will also pave the way for the installation of Warralily’s fibre optic communication network which will be future proofed to deliver increasing functionality and capacity over time, in addition to the laying of purple pipes to provide recycled water to all homes.
John Mitchell and Michael Crutchfield were among the guests at the sod turning at Warralily last week.
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home sites, as well as the broader Geelong community. Since its first land release in June this year, already 300 home sites have been sold at Warralily with buyers eager to be part of Geelong’s first master planned development. “Today is the first important step in making Warralily a reality for our future residents who have chosen Warralily for its ideal coastal location, green open spaces and walking trails linking homes to schools and shops,” Casey said. “But it’s also significant for the people of Geelong, with the development playing a leading role in the growth and future of the region.” The civil works contractor, Winslow Constructors, had their digger on hand to help turn the first sod. Winslow is a Victorian contractor with 25 years’ experience and will work with local contractors and material suppliers to manage the delivery of infrastructure for the Warralily development. Lot titles for the first of Warralily’s residential releases, as well as the display village, are expected in the first half of 2011 with home construction set to commence shortly after. Interested buyers are encouraged to visit the Warralily Sales Office at 259 Charlemont Road (nearest cross, Barwon Heads Road), Connewarre, phone 1300 661 719 or visit www.warralily.com.au
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Environmental rating for The Point POINT Lonsdaleâ€™s new residential development, The Point, has been announced as the first Victorian development to achieve the Urban Institute of Australiaâ€™s highest environmental sustainability rating. The housing and waterways community, located on the Bellarine Peninsula, has received the UDIAâ€™s EnviroDevelopment â€˜six leafâ€™ accreditation. EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically based rating system designed by the UDIA to make it easier for potential purchasers to recognise the sustainability attributes of residential communities. The Point was recognised for meeting the
He said achieving a leaf for all six categories indicated Stocklandâ€™s â€œcommitment to preserving and enhancing the natural environment of Point Lonsdaleâ€?. Other measures highlighted by the UDIA include rainwater tanks for every home and a major focus on local indigenous planting for street trees and open space areas. Stockland regional manager, Mike Davis, said Stockland was delighted to be the first developer to achieve the full six leaf accreditation in Victoria. â€œWe have worked hard to address the environmentally sensitive nature of the proposed development site,â€? he said. â€œWeâ€™re taking steps to improve the areaâ€™s waterways using natural methods, and since 2002, we have been collecting seed from the site ready for future planting in revegetation areas. â€œAchieving the EnviroDevelopment accreditation from the UDIA is important external recognition of our efforts.â€? Construction of The Point is due to start in the new year and the homes will be complemented by a multi-purpose community centre and 31 hectares of parkland incorporating playgrounds, picnic areas plus cycling and walking paths. A 56-hectare nature reserve comprising of wetlands and conservation areas will provide a natural habitat for local fauna and migratory water birds. The first stage of the development, located near the corner of Fellows Road and the Bellarine Highway, will see parkland at the entry to the Lonsdale Lakes estate upgraded with the installation of a playground and picnic shelter. Drainage will also be improved to eliminate the existing flood risk. For further information regarding The Point, phone 135 263 or visit www.stockland.com.au/ thepoint
requirements of all six EnviroDevelopment criteria for sustainability: ecosystems, waste, energy, materials, water and community. Stockland has achieved these standards through a wide range of policies and design features at The Point, including offsetting any loss of native vegetation, re-establishing naturally occurring ecosystems damaged through years of mining and implementing leading practice water sensitive urban design. UDIA state director, Tony De Domenico, said the authority awarded a â€˜leafâ€™ if a developer met the requirements in any of the six categories.
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LIGHT AND BRIGHT BEACH HOUSE 3 Millennium Way, TORQUAY
AUCTION Sat 11th Dec 2010 @ 2.00pm A light and bright beach house featuring 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite and built in robes. Open plan kitchen dining and living area with stainless steel cooking appliances and breakfast bar. 2nd Bathroom, study off the living area and ducted heating. Off street parking for 2 cars and low maintenance native garden. 70 minutes to Melbourne CBD, 90 minutes to Tullamarine Airport and 40 Minutes to Avalon Airport. This home is a great beach house, investment or a place to call your own. Inspect: By appointment Agent: Hocking Stuart, Torquay Contact: Leigh Hall-Sullivan 0413 158 175 James Finn 0420 314 607
210 Whitcombes Road
Peter Lindeman 0418 525 609 Ian Friend 0414 581 811
Rural acreage complete with 3 BR brick veneer home incl: Kitchen family plus separate lounge & dining. Master with renovated ensuite. Recently painted throughout. Situated on a quiet country road on the edge of the bayside town of Drysdale. Separate 1 BR self contained bungalow. Two stables & tack room. Four paddocks. Watered by Town water, 72,000 litres rainwater & dam. 6 solar panels feed power back to the Grid. A beautifully treed and landscaped property. Take in the serenity of the quiet surrounds and enjoy expansive northerly views over Port Philip Bay to the You Yangs and valley views to Melbourne skyline. 20 minutes Geelong and just over an hour to Melbourne.
1/50 Hitchcock Avenue, Barwon Heads 5254 1688
Tuesday 30 November 2010
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3 Colina Court, TORQUAY AUCTION Sat 22nd Jan @ 1pm
BATESFORD, VIA GEELONG
Whether you are an investor/developer or looking for a seaside home, this property screams potential. Built in the early 90â€™s, this brick veneer home is set on a substantial 789sqm (approx) allotment and is located only one block from the beach front. The glass roofed atrium entry allows sunlight to stream through to the open plan kitchen/dining/living area. The property has a separate lounge room and master bedroom (with ensuite) at the front of the residence, with the remaining two bedrooms, main bathroom and utility room at the rear. Outside you will find large lawn areas at both the front and the rear of the property, with an entertainment nook which allows for pleasant outdoor entertaining. This property offers the purchaser a solid investment in a quiet court location in a well sought after position. Inspect: By appointment Agent: Hayden Real Estate, Torquay Contact: John McMahon 0400 866 634
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Site area 5,170m2 (approx) Hotel general licence Traditional bar & bistro Great kitchen and 2 function rooms
Alfresco deck & additional land Picturesque riverside setting Minutes to Geelong bypass Kevin Connolly Patrick Connolly Hugh Roberts
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82.5 ha - 204 Acres approx, Quality land suited to horticulture grazing and some cropping. Currently 47 acres sown to lucerne, 80 acres barley. 10 acre orchard consisting 450 lisbon lemon, 800 apricot, 500 fig & 50 plumquat. Fenced into twelve paddocks, watered by 3 dams and town water plus 90,000 litre rainwater storeage. 60â€™ x 30â€™ machinery shed, woolshed & hay shed. A great chance to purchase this sized acreage and build STCA. 30 mins Geelong & under an hour to Melbourne.
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TORQUAY 104/3 PAYNE STREET Location And Views At WhiteWater Apartments
This original 60´s beach house is located in Anglesea´s prime position, close to the Surf Club and within easy walking distance of Anglesea River and town precinct. > Three bedrooms and single bathroom > Separate lounge and dining > Renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances > Properties of this calibre do not last, act now!
Located right in the heart of Torquay and only a short walk to shopping and the beach, this near new apartment offers a fantastic place to reside or invest. With water views and a spacious layout, this over sized one bedroom apartment offers: > Split system heating and cooling >Secure basement style car parking with extra storage > Functional kitchen with stone benches and Blanco appliances >Offering a great return as investment.
FOR SALE Price: $995,000 LAND: 910sqm (Approx) CONTACT: Marius Tekin 0425 853 055, Trent Ludlow 0418 308 841
AUCTION: Sat 4 Dec @ 11am Terms 10% deposit, balance 30/60/90 days INSPECT: Sat 10:30-11:00am CONTACT: Patrick Hayden 0437 882 088, Wayne Mackay 0418 522 536
Surf Coast Real Estate ANGLESEA 87 - 89 Great Ocean Road 5263 2133 TORQUAY 21 Pearl Street 5261 2101 www.hayden.com.au
TORQUAY 33 INSHORE DRIVE Live The Dream
TORQUAY 22 OCEAN VIEW CRESCENT Space, Style And Ocean Views
This near new residence showcases every conceivable luxury and is truly a superb family home of quality and substance in one of Torquay´s fastest growing and most popular areas. Features include: Gourmet kitchen with it's own servery; four bedrooms plus study, master with WIR & ensuite; delightful central bathroom, powder room & European laundry; alternate living zone and separate north facing entertaining area; quality tiling, Tassie oak flooring, ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling & double remote control garage.
Distinctive style and generous living areas create an outstanding family or holiday home showcasing space, light and quality throughout. Originally a builders own home and incorporating indoor and outdoor entertaining it comprises three good sized bedrooms plus study, master with ensuite and walk in robe, an open plan kitchen/ meals and generous living area with panoramic ocean views along with a separate lounge room downstairs. Features double R/C garage, extensive decking, heating/ cooling & polished floorboards.
FOR SALE: $679,000 CONTACT: John McMahon 0400 866 634, Wayne Mackay 0418 522 536
FOR SALE: $750,000 CONTACT: Steve Menegazzo 0421 802 203, John McMahon 0400 866 634
EXCITING NEW LAND RELEASE
St Georges Way Cul-De-Sac LOT 287 - 789m2 - $420,000
Lahinch Mews LOT 327 - 727m2 - $317,500 LOT 328 - 717m2 - $315,000 LOT 329 - 694m2 - $300,000
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 694sqm to 943sqm. 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
OCEAN GROVE 9 WATKIN STREET Fantastic Family Value
Are you looking for a sea change, family or holiday home? Nestled in a quiet tree lined street in sought after Old Ocean Grove this solid 4 bedroom brick veneer home presents the perfect opportunity. With two living areas, formal & informal dining, large kitchen, built-in bar area, renovated bathroom & en suite - all you need to do is move in. Set on a large block with undercover paved entertaining area & plenty of space for the kids to play. The home has gas heating & fans throughout, double lock-up garage with rear roller door & internal access. Easy walking distance to the beach & all amenities Ocean Grove has to offer. FOR SALE Price: $595,000 INSPECT: Thursday 4:30-5:00pm & Saturday 3:00-3:30pm LAND: Approx 833m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
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OCEAN GROVE 75 The Terrace 5255 1000 BARWON HEADS 84 Hitchcock Avenue 5254 3100 www.hayden.com.au
OCEAN GROVE 13 KINGFISH COURT A Beach Design
BARWON HEADS 3 PUNT ROAD Position-perfect, And Packed With Potential!
Resort style living, this home was built with quality in mind. Open plan living with cathedral ceilings, polished floor boards, ceiling fans & R/C A/C. Kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances, & European laundry. Outdoor entertaining area & solar heated pool with undercover entertaining deck. Rumpus room, study & 3 BRs with BIRs, family bathroom with spa. Large shed & rear access to Tuckfield St. A third living area, master BR with R/C A/C, en suite & WIR. DLUG with space for a workshop/gym & internal access.
In a highly-sought street close to the heart of Barwon Heads, this renovated 3-bedroom timber cottage provides comfortable living & plenty of potential. It features a wonderful paved courtyard area, accessed from the vast open-plan family room with wood heater, meals area and modernised kitchen. At the front is a big lounge with fireplace; 3 brs, one with built-in robes; spacious updated bathroom; second toilet and a huge laundry. With wall heaters, low-maintenance gardens and more, this property has real appeal.
FOR SALE Price: $695,000 INSPECT: Sunday 1:00-1:30pm LAND: Approx 634m² CONTACT: Tom Butters 0433 707 508
FOR SALE Price: $695,000 LAND: 568m² CONTACT: Christian Bartley 0410 695 325, John Austin 0448 510 138
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OCEAN GROVE 1/15 AMBERWOOD WAY Brand Sparkling New
OCEAN GROVE 62 DAINTREE WAY A Statement In Modern Design
This brand new home has 3BRs, 2 with BIRs & master with WIR, en suite, zoned ducted heating, split systems, SS appliances, down lights throughout, DLUG & water tank. This home has all modern conveniences & a timeless elegance. Open plan kitchen/living/meals area opens onto versatile courtyard; great for entertaining! Close to shops, pool, schools & minutes from beach, this would be a fantastic holiday home, investment property or downsizer & could be what you are looking for! Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 30 days.
Sleek lines, modern exterior, sensational proportions & state-of-the-art finishes. Master BR has WIR, en suite & adjacent study/nursery/sitting/room. Three BRs with BIR´s, stunning bathroom & living room. Kitchen: 40mm essa stone benches, F&P DW & 900mm oven, metaline splash back & butler´s pantry, & overlooks huge living area opening to a north facing alfresco space. Inclusions - exterior cypress feature walls, 3.3m ceilings, bamboo floors, dble glazed windows, ducted heating & cooling. Terms: 10% Dep, Bal 30/60 days.
AUCTION: Sat 4 Dec 10am Price Guide: $380,000-$410,000 INSPECT: Sat 9:30am LAND: Approx 300m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
AUCTION: Sat 4 Dec 11am Price Guide: $585,000-$650,000 INSPECT: Sat 10:30am LAND: Approx 592m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
Bellarine Peninsula Real Estate OCEAN GROVE 75 The Terrace 5255 1000
OCEAN GROVE 20 DARE STREET Cottage On Full Sized Block
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OCEAN GROVE 5/12-14 SWEETMAN PARADE 150 Metres To The Beach
Rarely does a home come up for sale, near the beach, river & shops, & all within walking distance. Ideal holiday home or investment. A large central living area, gas fire place & sun room at the front. Two BRs with BIRs & R/C A/Cs. Outside is a useful bungalow & a toilet. Single garage with large workshop & carport. Securely fenced & just a minute to Ocean Grove´s patrolled beach. A wonderful block for development (STCA) or just move straight in. Let your imagination run wild. Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60/90 days.
Superbly positioned 2 storey townhouse, 150 metres from the beach, tucked away amongst the tea tree. Downstairs: kitchen/living, 2 private courtyards, ideal for any weather. Master BR & en suite conveniently located on this level. Upstairs: second living & bathroom plus 2 BRs with BIR´s. Features: PFBs, ducted heating & vacuum, split system A/C to both levels, SS appliances, internal access to garage & plenty of storage. You´ll be hard pressed to secure a better beachside position. Terms: 10% Dep, Bal 60 days.
AUCTION: Sat 4 Dec 12noon Price Guide: $630,000-$680,000 INSPECT: Sat 11:30am LAND: Approx 858m² CONTACT: Ros Green 0448 510 140
AUCTION: Sat 4 Dec 1:00pm Price: $640,000-$690,000 INSPECT: Sat 12:30pm CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
OCEAN GROVE 9 CAPRI COURT Luxury Living On Every Level
Magnificent 3 level residence with resort style entertaining areas; including pool, spa, BBQ, landscaped gardens & spectacular views. Huge open plan living on entry level & state of the art kitchen which includes; stone benches, double ovens, built-in steam & microwave ovens, coffee machine & butler´s pantry. Top level boasts master suite, home cinema & lounge. Lower level has enormous rumpus/games room, built-in bar, 2nd kitchen, BR, & all purpose room. Packed with features incl; fitted plasma screens in all BRs & living areas, zoned heating/cooling to every room, intercom, 6 car garage, loads of storage & undercover entertaining areas. More than a home - it´s a lifestyle. AUCTION: Saturday 11 December 11am TERMS: 10% Dep, Bal 30/60 days Price Guide: $1.4 - $1.5 mil INSPECT: Saturday 1:30-2:00pm LAND: Approx 902m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779, Christian Bartley 0410 695 325
Bellarine Peninsula Real Estate OCEAN GROVE 75 The Terrace 5255 1000 www.hayden.com.au
OCEAN GROVE 17 HIGHGROVE COURT A Fantastic Opportunity
OCEAN GROVE 24 MERMAID AVENUE 4 Quality & Comfort
With a charming feel & Versatile living space you will be impressed. Open plan living, with large windows allowing for an abundance of natural light leading to a private courtyard. Two bedrooms have BIRs. Master bedroom has WIR & ensuite. Spacious kitchen with dishwasher & plenty of cupboard space, reverse cycle A/C & double carport. In a great location, close to shops, school & local pool. This is a fantastic investment for the future. Call to enquire today! Land approx 360m². Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 60 days.
Stylish & comfortable home in Old Ocean Grove. Spacious living/dining room has natural light & vaulted ceilings. Adjoining kitchen has plenty of bench & cupboard space, SS oven & gas cook top. 4 BRs, 2 with BIRs & upstairs master BR with WIR & en suite. Upstairs living enjoys PFBs, wet-bar, deck & views of the River! Property has ducted heating, gas wall furnace, R/C A/C on both floors, & double carport with lockable storage. Surrounded by beautiful low maintenance landscaped gardens. Terms: 10% Dep, Bal 30/60 days.
AUCTION: Sat 11 Dec 10am Price Guide: $350,000-$380,000 INSPECT: Sat 2:00-2:30pm LAND: Approx 360m² CONTACT: Tom Butters 0433 707 508
AUCTION: Sat 11 Dec 12 noon Price Guide: $580,000-$620,000 INSPECT: Sat 3:00-3:30pm LAND: Approx 597m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
OCEAN GROVE 47 FRASER CRESCENT Potential Plus!
Investors & Developers take note. Renovate, extend or develop into your dream home (STCA), elevated block with views of the lake & river. This inviting light filled home is located in a sought after position; walking distance to lake & river, close proximity to the shops & other amenities. Three BRs have BIR´s, central bathroom, gas heating & pot belly stove, two living areas & great back yard with terraced garden beds. A side drive leads to triple carport & two storage areas. Under house storage is also available. Endless options could include a family beach home or add another story to really capture those magnificent views (Subject to Council Approval). AUCTION: Saturday 11 December 1:00pm TERMS: 10% Dep, Bal 30 days Price Guide: $370,000-$410,000 INSPECT: Saturday 2:30-3:00pm LAND: Approx 652m² CONTACT: Hugh McKewan 0417 538 779
Bellarine Peninsula Real Estate OCEAN GROVE 75 The Terrace 5255 1000 www.hayden.com.au
OCEAN GROVE 20 HILLSON GROVE Family Resort
OCEAN GROVE 4 RICHARD AVENUE Four Bedrooms In A Great Position
Quality home has stunning features; from hardwood floors to the light filled living areas. The kitchen/meals/lounge area has cathedral ceilings, open fire place & reverse cycle A/C. Plenty of bench & cupboard space in the kitchen incl DW & WIP. Study & large 2nd living area at the rear. Family bathroom, 5 double BRs, 3 with BIRs, main BR with WIR & en suite. Swimming pool, spa, covered BBQ area & DLUG. All this surrounded by established gardens on approx 1.14 acres. Terms: 10% Deposit, Balance 30/60/90 days.
Located near the Golf Club & River this home offers 4 double BRs all with BIRs. The main BR has an en suite & main bathroom features bath, shower, vanity & separate WC. The living area opens onto the dining room with the choice of Coonara fire or air-conditioner. The kitchen is functional & generous, & the casual sitting room/meals area flows on from here. Landscaped with drought tolerant plants the gardens are low maintenance. Offering plenty of potential to build up (STCA) & capture breathtaking views. The choice is yours!
AUCTION: Saturday 11 December 2pm Price: $780,000-$830,000 INSPECT: Saturday 2:00-2:30pm CONTACT: Tom Butters 0433 707 508
FOR SALE Price: $435,000 INSPECT: Sunday 12:00-12:30pm LAND: Approx 676m² CONTACT: Ros Green 0448 510 140
Now Here’s Potential You Can’t Afford To Miss Located in the older part of Torquay and within easy walking distance to the beach lies this beach house in original condition. Retaining its period features and charm of yesteryear, this 3 bedroom home is ideal for a beach house or investment property, or construct 2 double storey townhouses (S.T.C.A.) and capture the amazing water views. The home has 3 good sized bedrooms, spacious lounge room with polished floorboards and bright kitchen. Fully enclosed grassy rear yard and single garage. Location is ideal with parklands through to beach access a short stroll away and only a short walk to the main shopping precinct. Inspect now!
Spectacular Ocean Views You’ll never tire of the breathtaking ocean views that are enjoyed from this magnificent family home. The home boasts a large open plan living room and adjoining family area which is highlighted by the polished timber floors. The kitchen is spacious and has near new Kleenmaid appliances and dishwasher. There are 4 roomy bedrooms, master has ensuite and walk in robes. Other features include a large remote control double garage, split system air conditioning, loads of storage under the house and set amongst an established low maintenance garden whilst being only a short stroll to the beach and recreational facilities.
70 Fischer Street
31 Beach View Crescent
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
Anything Else Is A Compromise Spectacular ocean views can be enjoyed from this modern family home. The home comprises of 3 spacious bedrooms all with BIR, master with WIR and luxury ensuite, there is also a well appointed study. Masterchefs will love the kitchen and its big pantry, and adjoining meals area. Two living areas and outdoor balconies make this home ideal for entertaining. Built less than 2 years ago and loaded with features, including DRCG with internal entry, workshop, water tanks, video intercom, ducted heating, A/C, walk in linen press and corner block location with boat/caravan side access. Walking distance to the beach and parkland, anything else will be a compromise.
Join The Sea-Change Lifestyle This modern seaside townhouse situated in a quiet location has all of the ingredients for a comfortable and stylish lifestyle. On an allotment of 2, this 3 bedroom townhouse boasts ocean views from the second storey which comprises of a large living area, front and rear balcony’s and master bedroom with WIR and Ensuite. There are also 2 bedrooms both with BIR, a central bathroom and separate laundry. Outside is a low maintenance tropical garden with great use of space and a single lock up garage with space for a second car. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to buy your very own piece of Torquay!
1/24 Dumfries Court
12 Onshore Drive
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
Glenn Hardman 0419 006 480
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