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hen asked by aspiring journalists the best way to break into the business, I’m often tempted to answer, “Don’t.” Like many, I can’t yet see the path ahead for modern journalism in a time of falling revenues, shrinking newspapers, failing business models and the era of the so-called citizen journalist. As a solid and rewarding career, I can’t honestly say this will turn out to be one. So when I opened the The Age to see retired veteran journalist Geoffrey Barker level his outrage at the young women of television journalism, I suddenly had another reason to advise against entering this profession: don’t do it so you don’t have to see yourself and your entire generation eviscerated by mean-spirited men such as this. What a performance. If you didn’t see it, Barker let rip at what he saw as the “post-pubescent babes” with “arctic white teeth” and “pert breasts” taking up valuable airtime with their “urgent and empty chatter” in pursuit of fame. He said, among many, many other damning and insulting things, “They have neither the time nor the talent to offer trustworthy accounts of the matters on which they claim

knowledge. They diminish the idea of journalism.” Welcome to the profession, young ones. You are apparently all bimbos and Geoff knows. It was a disgracefully sexist tirade, focusing in pervy detail on the physical appearance of these young women, who, in a tough, commercial environment, often have a very hard time of it in newsrooms. That commercial TV favours traditionally good-looking women is nothing new, but the suggestion that none of them can do their job is gratuitously insulting to aspiring journalists who have the challenging task of learning their craft in the full glare of the cameras. I resent having to even revisit the obvious retorts to Barker’s tirade: that looks and talent are not mutually exclusive; that young reporters by definition do not have great experience (Geoff and I learnt on the job). As for their perceived narcissism and rampant egos, as Barker thunders, how would I know – and how would he? There is a very serious discussion to be had about education standards, training and support for young journalists, but Barker’s excessively personal tirade completely misses this. Journalism has always been a place

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of “egos bigger than Tokyo”, Geoffrey – and you’d know a few of them from the newspaper we both worked at! With care and sense, the ambition that naturally comes with youth and vigour can be tempered into something more sober and realistic. I know from a colleague that this ambition can be stoked and manipulated in young TV journalists, particularly young women, and that’s a worry. I have spoken to some of these younger presenters about their fears that their voices are being damaged by the deep, male-like tones they are being asked to adopt. There’s such nastiness around about Generation Y and their, to me, completely reasonable aspirations, and I’m happy to distance myself from such unfair and unkind generalisations. Barker’s target should have been the employers and editors these young women work for, not journalists chancing their arm in the dicey world of commercial TV news. \ We Welcome your feedback @

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A young Brighton man, who touched the hearts of many, has lost his battle with cancer. Connor Dawes, a former Brighton Grammar School student, died on April 20 surrounded by his family. Brighton Grammar School principal Michael Urwin said the school was saddened by the passing of Connor, who graduated last year. “Connor was an intelligent and caring young man with a ready smile,” Mr Urwin said. “He enthusiastically embraced all aspects of schooling – academic, music and sport, most notably rowing, rugby and water polo. “Connor faced the past 16 months with courage, dignity and a positive spirit”. Connor’s friends rallied behind the Dawes family to raise funds for his medical expenses, selling T-shirts and wristbands displaying the slogan “RCD – Aeternum Fortis – Brighton Grammar” meaning “forever strong” in Latin, a subject Connor studied. RCD stands for Robert Connor Dawes. In a Fairfax tribute to their beloved son and brother, the Dawes family wrote: “Sometimes the impact people make in this world is not defined by what they do but more by what others do or become because of them. “Our extraordinary son and brother, who

Mateship: (from left) Stuart Keen, Fred Boxtel, Connor Dawes, Jackson Bilu and Patch Clapp. (Teagan glenane)

gave all of us so many gifts in so many ways, passed away after a courageous 16-month battle with brain cancer. “Although he is now departed, he will live on inside all of us fortunate to have known and loved him. “Connor, we will forever hold you in our hearts and use the memory of your quiet

strength and extraordinary wit to always guide us – Aeternum Fortis.” Brighton Grammar senior school students formed a guard of honour for Connor as the funeral procession passed by the school before the funeral on April 26. \ LAURA BANKS lbanks@theweeklyreview.com.au

for clancy, the bucks stop here Could you live on $2 a day? Brighton’s loretta Clancy is finding out for herself as part of this week’s live Below the line campaign. During May 6-10, she and thousands of young australians are spending just $2 a day on food to experience just how hard that is for more than a billion people around the world. “I’ve never experienced extreme poverty first hand, so this a way to begin to understand the day-to-day struggles faced by people living in such conditions,” she said. Clancy, 22, who studies public relations at RMIT, believes that education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle. last year’s campaign raised almost $2 million for an education project in Cambodia. The campaign is the brainchild of the Oaktree Foundation, australia’s largest aid and development organisation run by volunteers under the age of 26. To donate or sponsor Clancy, visit livebelowtheline.com.au. \

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bayside doing it by the book Bayside’s sixth literary festival, which opens on Friday, promises to be a readers’ feast with a host of celebrity and local authors taking part. The impressive authors’ list features one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors, Andy Griffiths, whose works include the memorably named The Day My Bum Went Psycho; award-winning creator of the Murray Whelan crimes series Shane Maloney; World Vision chief Tim Costello (author of Hope); Noel Tovey (Little Black Bastard); prolific footy and cricket writer Ken Piesse; novelist Maureen McCarthy; and Shanaka Fernando, founder of the Lentil as Anything restaurants where diners pay what they can afford. Among the local authors will be Brighton’s inspirational Mariam Issa, who will talk about her refugee journey and success as writer, community gardener, cook and motivational speaker. She’ll be at the Bayside Arts and Cultural Centre, Wilson Street, Brighton on Saturday at 2pm. \ TERESA MURPHY tmurphy@theweeklyreview.com.au » For details about the festival, which runs until June 2, visit bayside.vic.gov.au.

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A former Bayside mayor and an Elwood electronics contractor are standing in the September federal election for the Stable Population Party (SPP). Clifford Hayes, an independent who lost his Bayside Council seat last October, is standing for the Senate, while Steven Armstrong is standing in the lower house seat of Melbourne Ports, held by Labor’s Michael Danby, who is running again. Both candidates say the ‘‘big Australia’’ thinking of the other parties impelled them to run. ‘‘We would like the population to be maintained at about 26 million by 2050, with immigration equalling emigration — not the plan for a ‘Big Australia’ of 36 million and rising,’’ Mr Hayes said. The Brighton resident, a film and TV editor and producer, joined the SPP in 2008, although the party was not officially registered until after the 2010 federal election. ‘‘I was a [Bayside] councillor who was amazed to find our municipality having population targets forced on them by the state government of the time,’’ he said. ‘‘We were told to take our share. At that time I read Overloading Australia by Mark

Almost 11,000 fines totalling $750,000 have been issued to Port Phillip residents who failed to vote in the October elections. The Victorian Electoral Commission has issued 10,705 infringement notices on behalf of Port Phillip Council to people who failed to give a valid explanation for not voting. Each fine carries a $70 penalty. Only 49.4 per cent of voters turned out in September to have their say. Port Phillip had the third-lowest turnout behind Melbourne and Yarra councils. Port Phillip mayor Amanda Stevens said income for election fines was included in the budget as part of consolidated revenue and would be used to offset the costs of various programs and services. “It should be noted that the majority of people who didn’t vote have either moved or no longer own property in Port Phillip and therefore are not required to vote, or have a valid excuse for not voting,” Cr Stevens said. She said $135,000 was collected in infringements following the 2008 election. \ LAURA BANKS lbanks@theweeklyreview.com.au

Put a lid on it: Clifford Hayes, of the Stable Population Party, wants to see the country’s population capped at 26 million by 2050. (Steve LigHtfoot)

O’Connor and saw Dick Smith’s Population Puzzle doco. I understood the relationship between population growth and poor planning decisions with increasing pollution and decreasing quality of life. Not only in Australia, it is a worldwide problem.’’ Mr Armstrong, 53, joined the SPP a year ago. ‘‘Rapid and permanent population

growth in the driest, most infertile continent is plainly absurd, but no political party in Australia is prepared to challenge this situation,’’ he said. ‘‘I decided to run so that the people of Melbourne Ports have a choice on this issue.’’ \ TeReSA MURphy tmurphy@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Go, ricky Ricky Martin will take a break from his coaching duties on The Voice to drop into Southland this Saturday, May 11, at noon. \

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Nursery open The Bayside Community Nursery is open this Saturday, 9am-2pm, as part of Arbor Week. Indigenous plants – propagated from local heathland and coastal species – will be on sale. \

minister says no to new school State Education Minister Martin Dixon has rejected a community campaign for a stand-alone school at the Beaumaris campus of Sandringham College. Mr Dixon said he would instead deliver on an election promise to allocate $6 million to the three Sandringham College campuses. \

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Beaumaris resident Patrick Hill stars in CLOC Musical Theatre’s The Phantom of the Opera, to run from May 10-25 at the National Theatre in St Kilda. Hill – pictured, at right, with Toby Truscott (The Phantom) and Laura Slavin (Christine) – plays Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny in the world amateur premiere production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece. Bookings: 1300 362 547 or www.cloc.org.au. \

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A 91-year-old Albert Park grandmother landed herself in police custody after she allegedly threatened to stab her neighbour with a bread knife. It is believed the 67-year-old victim was standing outside the grandmother’s Mills Street house about 11.30am on April 23, allegedly staring at her through the window. It is alleged the grandmother, enraged by what she perceived as the neighbour’s bullying, picked up the 25-centimetre serrated knife and chased the victim down the street while making threats to stab her. The victim called police and the 91-year-old was taken into custody. Both parties were interviewed in relation to allegations of threats and assault with a weapon. It is believed the incident was the result of a long-running feud between the pair. The neighbours were due to appear in Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this week for a personal protection order hearing. South Melbourne police Senior Sergeant Eric Strik said it was the first time the “very fit and healthy” grandmother had landed herself in police custody. \ LB


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crowd sees hammer fall 1892, and which the Blakes bought in the 1960s,’’ Mr Thompson said. Locals have called it the haunted house for ‘‘Over the years, I’ve had about 30 people years, so its April 20 auction drew a curious asking me to approach the family about crowd of around 250, who watched the selling, but they always held off. hammer fall at $2.555 million – $55,000 over It was falling down around their ears so they the reserve. eventually had to move out. They Decrepit, graffiti-covered Rupertsleigh, still live nearby.’’ at 43 Willis Street, Hampton is beyond Another well-known 1890s Bayside renovation – that ship sailed well property is also on the market, for $14 before the Blake family moved million-plus. The former Andrina “it was a out five years ago – but it is private nursing home, at 360-364 undoubtedly a developer’s dream. New Street, Brighton, will be cracker of It’s not surprising, then, that a an auction” auctioned on May 9 at 2pm. The Bayside developer bought it. nursing home, which had been in Selling agent Rowan Thompson, Brighton for 50 years, has moved to of RT Edgar, said the unidentified Carrum Downs. developer planned to build medium-density Andrina has 22 bedrooms, eight apartments on the 1365-square-metre block, bathrooms, a car park and sits on almost permits permitting. 2774 square metres, with another frontage to ‘‘It was a cracker of an auction – more of a Orchard Street. \ Teresa Murphy social event. Locals have always been curious tmurphy@theweeklyreview.com.au about Rupertsleigh, which dates from around hampton

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Port Phillip Council has a new chief. Mayor Amanda Stevens announced the appointment of Tracey Slatter as chief executive officer at a special council meeting last week. Ms Slatter, a former local government CEO, is working as the acting head of IT for the Transport Accident Commission. Cr Stevens said Ms Slatter had a proven track record in local government and large organisations. “Ms Slatter displays excellent leadership skills in building high performing organisations, delivering quality services and working with the community,” Cr Stevens said. “Tracey has shown outstanding commitment to the community over the last two decades and has worked in partnership with all key stakeholders to achieve the best

possible outcomes throughout her career.” Ms Slatter said she was looking forward to taking on her new role and tackling some of the major challenges ahead for Port Phillip. “I am incredibly excited to be leading the City of Port Phillip, which has a highly experienced executive team and is in a strong financial position,” she said. “Port Phillip is vibrant and progressive and I am very much looking forward to working with council, the community, businesses, government partners and staff to protect our environment and heritage, and continue to improve services,” she said. Ms Slatter said she was also looking forward to working with everyone on Fishermans Bend, the Triangle Vision and implementing improvements at Port Melbourne in line with the final Urban Design Framework Ms Slatter will start on May 20. \ LB

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HIM FAME AND WEALTH, BUT NOT ARTISTIC RESPECT – UNTIL NOW, WRITES ALANA SCHETZER

It’s a peculIar Irony of australIa’s art scene that commercial success is so often

inversely proportional to critical acclaim. Bryce Courtenay sold millions of books but was snubbed by the literary elite; Kylie Minogue was dismissed as a singing budgie despite her platinum record sales. And Ken Done, probably Australia’s best-known and biggest-selling living painter, has only now, at 72, begun to enjoy the recognition as a serious artist that has eluded him for most of his three-decade career.

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n a sense it’s a third act of an artistic career that started with a bang in 1980, when the ad man-turned-painter burst onto the scene with a series of bright, bold and joyous canvases and some eye-catching promotional T-shirts. Soon, Done’s trademark brushstrokes were emblazoned on everything from pillowcases to placemats, and sold through 15 Ken Done shops around the world. By the mid-1990s, his global sales had swelled to a reported $50 million a year. Then came the inevitable backlash, when his work was spurned by the public as well as the art establishment. As the 21st century dawned, Done began dismantling his merchandising empire, retreating to his studio in Sydney’s Rocks to paint in peace. Which is where I find him today. Things are just settling down for Done, after a tumultuous two years, in which he battled prostate cancer, sued the Commonwealth Bank and produced his most acclaimed exhibition to date. He’s in a philosophical mood as he contemplates the next phase in his extraordinary career. “As a painter, you always have to be optimistic, and what drives you is the desire to just get better

what you see on a coral reef,” says Done of his Sea Gardens paintings. “But I hope they convey something of the feeling of what it’s like to be there. “In truth, a lot of kids in primary school or kindy are very much better at this than me, better than most artists. Most of the time I think you’re trying to find that joyous feeling that you had when you were a child.” Done had an artist’s eye but he was also a pragmatist. He got work in a commercial studio in Sydney and worked his way up to be art director for advertising agency J. Walter Thompson. His talent took him to New York and London, where he lived with his wife, Judy, and won him a Gold Lion at Cannes, but still he yearned to return to painting. It wasn’t until he was 40 that Done gave in to his dream, renting a beachside studio in Sydney and mounting his debut exhibition at the Holdsworth Galleries. Ever the ad man, he made a dozen promotional T-shirts, screen-printed with one of his sketches, to give to the press. He was flummoxed when the T-shirts drew more attention than his paintings. “I wanted to spend my life as an artist and I had no concept of

“I wanted to spend my life as an artist and I had no concept of getting into the business I ended up getting into” and explore new things. I hope that my final stage is a long one and is just about beautiful things, beautiful colour and things you want to continue to look at.” Done’s eye for beautiful things goes back to his idyllic early childhood on the Clarence River in northern NSW. An only child, he developed a love of drawing. When the family moved to Sydney, he started Saturday-morning art classes and, showing a prodigious talent, left high school at 14 to study at the National Art School in East Sydney. For the next 4½ years he honed his craft in the studio, studying under esteemed artists, including John Passmore and Lyndon Dadswell. The colour and movement of Sydney Harbour that Done saw each morning travelling to classes by ferry would prove an enduring inspiration. Even then, Done wasn’t much interested in painting what he saw, but rather what he felt, creating exuberant, evocative images with thick brushstrokes and smudged lines. It’s an approach that still informs his latest work, a series of underwater seascapes, shown at the Tweed River Art Gallery in northern NSW earlier this year. “They are not literally like

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getting into the business I ended up getting into,” says Done. “The T-shirts had a drawing of Sydney Harbour Bridge on them and people liked them very much, especially the girls from Vogue.” So began the first successful phase of Ken Done, the brand. The T-shirts led to tea towels and swimsuits. Soon, with the help of fashion designer Judy, Done’s signature brushstrokes were emblazoned on everything from golf balls and backpacks to pillowcases and coasters. Done fever spread to Japan, Europe and the US. But while he was far better known for his placemats than his paintings, Done insists he remained an artist at heart. “It always came back to the art. I took the position that whatever you were doing, whether it was a scarf or swimwear, it should be as beautiful as you can make it.” That wasn’t how the artistic elite saw it. As his international popularity soared, critics and fellow artists dismissed Done’s work as shallow and commercially motivated. The late Brett Whiteley once quipped, “I’d rather take methadone than Ken Done.” Until 2006, Done’s name was notably absent from

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the Encyclopedia of Australian Art, which lists the nation’s 1200 most influential artists. Even today his work is held by only a few public collections, including two paintings in the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra. Done says he was never interested in conforming to the stereotype of the starving artist or creating works that defied explanation. “The fact that I have my own gallery and it’s kind of successful might be breaking the rules a bit. But the concept of starving in your garret and people not understanding your work is not very conducive.” But did he mind not having the full respect of his fellow artists? For the first time, his clear, confident baritone falters. “Respect from your peers is always a pleasure because it’s coming from people who have also devoted their life to art. But, again, there will be some people who don’t like what you do or how you go about it.” By the time he was asked to design booklets for the Sydney Olympics, Done fever was at saturation point. Suddenly a Ken Done pillowcase or backpack seemed more cliché than cool. Done was also tiring of running a global merchandising business. He wanted to return to painting full-time and began unravelling his vast licensing and retail network, until all that remained was his gallery in The Rocks. Away from the spotlight, he began to explore new subjects in his work. The darker tone of his paintings perhaps reflected the trials his personal life. In 2007 Done discovered a large part of his multimillion-dollar nest egg had been invested, without his knowledge, in high-risk ventures via an arm of the Commonwealth Bank. A protracted legal battle over more than $53 million in losses was finally settled out of court in mid-2011. Just weeks later, Done learned he had prostate cancer. The news turned his world upside down, but after a radical prostatectomy, he received a clean bill of health. The brush with mortality seemed to spark a new artistic energy, heralding in a resurgent third phase in Done’s career. In 2011, he won critical acclaim for his self-portrait, which was shortlisted for the Archibald Prize. The stripped-back image in black and yellow is a radical departure from the smiling, carefree visage people were used to. He followed it up with a similarly sombre exhibition for the Mosman Art Gallery, titled Attack: Japanese Midget Submarines in Sydney Harbour – a series of layered, complex images of the 1942 attack that killed 21 Australian and English sailors and six Japanese submariners. The paintings received among the best reviews of Done’s career, prompting some to reconsider their take on his whole body of work. Anne-Marie Van de Ven, curator of design and society at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, says the critical acclaim slowly coming Done’s way is “way overdue”. “Some paintings of his are a standout and I think we should see more of them, but as a painter, I think his work is yet to come into his own,” she says. This newfound recognition coincided with a rediscovery of Done’s work by a new generation, unconcerned with rigid definitions of what constitutes “art”. Not bad for a 72-year-old grandfather of two (with a third on the way). Done says retirement is not on the radar. Later this year, Perth’s Linton & Kay gallery will stage a retrospective spanning 30 years of his work – the biggest since the Powerhouse Museum’s 1994 exhibition. And he will keep on painting. “Some Australian artists, especially those getting to around my age, tend to paint the same picture over and over. Well, I don’t want to do that. I like to try to do different kind of things.” For inspiration, Done will look to his critics, even the little ones. “In the visitors’ book in Tweed [River Gallery], a 10-year-old girl has written – and these are precisely the words – ‘Really, Ken, I can do better paintings and I’m still in primary school. Next time try harder’. I think that’s a fantastic comment,” says the artist. “I take it to heart.” \ aschetzer@theweeklyreview.com.au » www.kendone.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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Anyway, here I was thinking that was all a bit creepy. Probably that sort of let’s-keep-it-between-us talk between adults and kids would not be allowed on TV these days. I mean, adults aren’t allowed to keep secrets with kids so let’s not encourage it. Then my six-year-old suggests please could I have another child so she could be the middle one, not the boring-old youngest. It would be great, she said, you get secret admirers and necklaces.

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y editor asked me to write something about the number three, because it is The Weekly Review’s third birthday. I suggested maybe I could write about threesomes. And now I’m just going to segue myself out of that one. But for a while there I was one of three kids, way back in the day, and that was the best threesome of all. Always someone to bug, always someone to muck up with, always someone to complain about and dob on. I was the Jan Brady of the family – the bitter-and-twisted middle one who felt just a little bit not-old-enough and a little bit not-the-young-cute-only-boy one. I wasn’t bitter enough to erase my blonde identity with a black wig as Jan did, but I did want to be an only child, like Jan in the episode where she ignored them all and refused to go to the country dance. Mostly, I carried my Jan status like a badge of honour. It gave me an excuse to be peed off with everyone. Actually, we watched the Jan-is-the-sad-old-left-outmiddle-child episode of The Brady Bunch again recently, the one where Alice, who was also a middle child, pretends to be Jan’s secret admirer because she was always moping around feeling not quite as good as Marcia or as cute as Cindy. So Alice starts leaving her secret love notes and a special necklace, which, of course, Jan loses. It sends the family into super-sleuth mode trying to work out who the mystery admirer is and where, oh where, is the necklace? Surely not Tiger again. Eventually Alice fesses up to Jan, but asks her to keep it all secret. Our secret, she says.

Not me. I got stuck between the other two, wedged in a daily playmate tug of war. One wanted me to play Meccano, one blinky dolls. One wanted to put up the cowboys and Indians tent, one wanted to draw. Oh the negotiations, the stress, the pain of it all. It was killing me. Yet my reign as the sought-after-yet-bitter Jan Brady of the family came to an abrupt end when another addition turned up, a fourth child, the baby of the family who was much cuter than any of us … this gorgeous little blonde menopause baby, or post-Rod-Stewart-concert baby, as it turned out. So then we were four, and we were all kind of dethroned in our own ways. The youngest wasn’t the youngest any more and the oldest had to get off the princess perch and help with the nappy changes. I wasn’t right there in the bitter middle either. I was in second-oldest, third-youngest nowhere land, up the back of the station wagon with no seatbelt, destined to spend the rest of my at-home years sharing a bedroom and a wardrobe. Since then I’ve always run in threes. It’s the best number – two is far too intimate and intense, four gets complicated in a pairing-off, dethroning sort of way. Three remains my friendship grouping of choice. If Jan Brady was an adult now I’d bet she’d be the same. Happy birthday, The Weekly Review. Enjoy being three. I know I did. \ khall@theweeklyreview.com.au we welcoMe your feedback @

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What’s the go-to dish at Mamasita? Jones: Definitely the elotes (chargrilled corn with fresh cheese, chipotle mayo and lime). It’s the dish that everyone mentions when I talk to them about the restaurant. Lane: For us in the know, it’s the taco de lengua, the tongue and cheek taco. What do you think Mamasita has added to Melbourne’s dining scene? Jones and Lane: A casual eatery with top-notch food and service; and soft-shell tacos, huitlacoche, chipotle, epazote, quality tequila, mezcal, micheladas and awesome margaritas.

What’s been your greatest triumph or proudest moment since opening? Lane: Being in the top 100 most influential people at The Age Melbourne Magazine awards, and being invited to host master classes at The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

And your most embarrassing mishap? I guess it would be sharing a few too many drinks with [Australian chef] David Thompson before our first-birthday dinner. Where do you love to eat in Melbourne when not dining in-house? Rumi [Brunswick East], Hardware Société [city], The Commoner [Fitzroy].

And your most embarrassing mishap? Lane: Hmmm … having to make Slash [the former lead guitarist for Guns N’ Roses] wait in the stairwell to dine. Where do you love to eat in Melbourne when not tied to the kitchen? Jones and Lane: That’s a tough one, there’s so many … Cumulus [city], MoVida [city], Victoria Street [Richmond], my kitchen at home – to name a few.

Complete this sentence: When diners come into Chin Chin, I want them to feel … Happy. Moon Under Water Modern aUstralian \ Fitzroy CO-Owner andrew McCOnneLL

Complete this sentence: When diners come into Mamasita, I want them to feel … Lane: That it was worth the wait. Jones: Like they’re as comfortable here as they are at home, and they want to come back again. Just as they feel when they can’t wait to get home again.”

Apart from those addictive cheesy biscuits, what would you say has been the standout dish at Moon Under Water? One of my favourites was a dessert of poached meringue, served with candied pomelo and prickly pear granita. Refreshing, not too sweet and original. And a simple dish put together by head chef Josh Murphy of steamed asparagus, seared pearl meat and lemon sauce. I think that dish best typifies what we do at Moon Under Water – the best produce we can get our hands on, cooked simply with tremendous care.

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What’s the go-to dish at Chin Chin? The three dishes that remain the most popular since we opened are: the kingfish sashimi with lime, chilli and a coconut and Thai basil dressing; crispy barramundi and green apple salad, caramelised pork, peanuts, chilli and lemongrass; and the twice-cooked, grass-fed shortrib with coriander and prik nam pla (fish sauce and chillies).

What do you think Moon Under Water has added to Melbourne’s dining scene? A unique, fun pub dining room that offers smart bistro fare. It serves a set menu that changes weekly, offers good value and it does not have to be an all-night affair. What’s been your greatest triumph or proudest moment since opening? Our greatest triumph was getting the rotisserie restarted in the courtyard after being closed down by a disgruntled neighbour, who doesn’t like the smell of roast chicken. The addition of an extractor helped get us over the line.

What has Chin Chin brought to Melbourne’s dining scene? Casual dining that is affordable, fun and irreverent and, at the same time, deliver an outstanding food and wine experience.

Where do you love to eat in Melbourne when not tied to the kitchen? Café: Miss Jackson, and Dr Jekyll [both in St Kilda]; bistro: Pei Modern [city] – I like it for its relaxed, smart food; smart: Attica [Ripponlea] – it’s some of the best food I have eaten. (Darrian Traynor)

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What’s been your greatest triumph or proudest moment since opening Chin Chin? My proudest and most enduring thought is knowing that Chin Chin has created a new genre where a young generation of new diners and traditional diners now see restaurants as fun and accessible. They’re enjoying great food with well-chosen wines and cocktails, and dining is now seen as an activity or an event – much like in Europe and Asia.

And your most embarrassing mishap? When the pump failed on our new air-con and the roof caved in as the first guests arrived for dinner. There is never a dull moment running a pub!

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n March 3, 102 friends and family crowded into Margaret Fink’s Sydney house to celebrate her 80th birthday (her friend Jacki Weaver was there, but other friends Barry Humphries and Germaine Greer, who came to her 79th, couldn’t make it). Fink was born on the third of the third, 1933, which is a lot of threes and often commented on. To meet her here today is to realise that this quirk is just one of many special aspects to this remarkable woman. Her important place in the Australian film industry is assured. She produced The Removalists (from David Williamson’s play), My Brilliant Career (which launched the international careers of Sam Neill and Judy Davis) and, most recently, Candy, which starred Abbie Cornish and the late, lamented Heath Ledger. Here she is at home, in what has been called one of the last “salons”; a place where interesting people for years have gathered. It’s a place full of art and books and the whisper of years of clever talk by Sydney’s most creative minds. It’s hard to know where to begin with someone who has lived a life as full as Fink. Let’s start in 1952 when Fink, a high-school art teacher inspired by a Jean Renoir film called The River, decided she wanted to make films. “That was an unusual decision for anyone in Australia, boy or girl,” she says. “I had planned to be a painter. I decided, suddenly really, that I’d make films.” In the 1950s Fink was part of the famous Sydney Push, a predominantly left-wing group of creative people who gathered in Sydney pubs to discuss politics, philosophy and

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anything else that captured the minds of restless young bohemians. In her circle were the likes of Germaine Greer, Clive James, Robert Hughes, Frank Moorhouse and Lillian Roxon, but it wasn’t all people who became well known. “In the Push there were a lot of deep-thinking, valuable, quieter people,” Fink says. But certainly there were stars about to soar. “Clive [James] I remember from one of the Push pubs, the Royal George, which is where our Mary [Danish Princess Mary] met her prince. It’s now called the Slip Inn. That was the last significant Push pub. It was an unofficial club, in a way, without rules.” About this time Fink met Barry Humphries, who became a close friend. “Barry has said, I’d say, very impertinent, rude things about the Push, and incorrect too. He’s another exceptional artist. We were lovers. He was very, very good-looking and very, very thin. Unfamous then. He did a show at the Phillip Street Theatre. Maybe we spotted each other at The Assembly [pub], over the road from the theatre.” In 1961 Fink married prominent Sydney businessman and property developer Leon Fink. They separated in 1976 but remained good friends. “In the ’60s I was breeding,” she says. “I decided I’d have children.” It wasn’t until 1974, 22 years after her initial decision to make films, that her ambition was realised with a cinematic version of The Removalists. “I went up to a very small theatre in Kings Cross, in 1971, I think … The first play wasn’t much chop, so at interval I considered going home. Changing my

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mind, the evening ended excitingly. I was so elated at the end of The Removalists, I rushed down and asked, ‘Who wrote it?’ ‘David Williamson.’ ‘Who is he?’ ‘A young guy in Melbourne, 23.’ I decided then to make a film from it. I’d had no film training apart from small films I’d made myself, so it was a big move.” In 1972 she secured the rights to make the film. “There weren’t many directors around, a few in television. I didn’t want to give it to Peter Weir, whom I admire and like very much, or Fred Schepisi, who wanted to do it, because I knew I wouldn’t get a look in, especially with raging chauvinism, which was worse then than it is now. “I first wanted Roman Polanski to direct it and when in England asked Germaine if she could help forge an introduction.” That didn’t happen, but the film, directed by Tom Jeffrey, was a critical success. Then, in 1978, Fink broke through with another milestone production, My Brilliant Career. She had read the book in 1965 and thought, “I’ll make a film from that”. “It has the power of being ‘feminist’, which is why it worked in America. Germaine’s book came out in ’71 and there had been Betty Friedan, Gloria Steinem … feminism was hitting the public and girls in general and that’s why it struck a chord. It was a passionate film,” Fink says. She describes the film’s star, Judy Davis, as “one of the great actors in the world”. “She made a big difference to My Brilliant Career because, in my opinion, she provided the passion and the intensity that was required, otherwise I think the film can seem a bit limp.” Fink says she has had wonderful experiences working with actors. “Sam Neill was very pleasant and easy to work with,” she says, and Jacki Weaver remains a friend.

Picture \ John donegan fantastic energy. He’ll stop when he has to ... and that’ll be it.” I ask Fink whether she feels lucky to have connected with such an array of interesting people. “I think they’ve been lucky to meet me. I suppose luck comes into it. But remember in the ’50s in Sydney the population was only a million people, so anyone who was of any interest knew each other. “Patrick [White] and I became friends later on in his life. We remained good friends, which wasn’t always easy with Patrick. He could fall out with people, and did. He fell out with Barry, for instance.” Why not with her? “Well, we genuinely liked each other, that’s No. 1.” She says her friend Greer commands a special place in the cultural pantheon. “When the history of the last century is recorded properly, and there isn’t rubbish that’s perpetrated by journalists, she will be one of the most significant human beings of the 20th century and there’s no question about that, personal friend or not. Germaine is a phenomenon.” Fink says she hasn’t given up the idea of making another film, suggesting that if she does so, it will be in association with her son, John, who’s already had a small film invited to the Sundance Film Festival in the US. She doesn’t want to write an autobiography. Instead, she recently did a series of interviews. “I spent a couple of weeks being recorded for the National Library and I have to plough through that transcript to get it into some sort of shape.” She loves being with her family. “I spend a lot of time gratefully and happily with the family,” she says. Her daughter, Hannah, is a writer, while John also has restaurants, including Otto and Quay, voted the best restaurant in Australasia in 2012. Youngest son Ben was a

“I certainly didn’t embark on a film career to make money, although ‘My Brilliant Career’ did make some because it was a world hit” How does Fink see Weaver’s rise in Hollywood? “She was wonderful in The Removalists. Subtle. It’s hard to pinpoint why she is so especially talented. She’s very clever, not to say a lot of actors aren’t, but she is especially bright, and funny.”

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s producer, it was Fink’s role to seek financing for the film, a job she hated. She much preferred the creative side. “I prefer to call myself a filmmaker and I have had a great deal to do with all my films.” She says it was her love of watching creativity that drove her. “I certainly didn’t embark on a film career to make money, although My Brilliant Career did make some because it was a world hit.” In 2005 she made the heroin-fuelled love story Candy. “I read the book in ’98, found the writer, Luke Davies, and said, ‘I want to work with you’.” During the shoot, Fink came to know the film’s young star, Heath Ledger. “It was such a joy to work with him,” she says. “It is a tragedy that he is dead. I think he was potential director material. He was an unusual actor. He wasn’t interested in the glamorous trappings associated with the trade. In fact, he was criticised for not being conventional in that context. He was a very, very special man and a very gifted actor and wonderful to work with.” She has been friends with amazing people, including Humphries who, at 79, is still performing. “He lives to perform,” Fink says. “He’s remarkable, exceptional, and has

member of the band The Whitlams from 1997-2001. Did her children watch her journey with interest? “The house was full of interesting people,” she says. “What I tried to provide was a creative environment for them. Swimming and music lessons were mandatory.” What sort of mother has she been? “Imperfect, I’d say. It’s a hard question. I notice that my children are good parents, so maybe I was an example of what not to do, I simply don’t know.” She looks back fondly on her 80th birthday party. “It was a sensational party. I don’t remember receiving so many genuine thanks. It was a short party, 6-9pm.” I ask Fink to reflect on turning 80. “Jeff Smart said to me the most important thing is health, the next most important thing is work, and the third most important thing is love. I don’t entirely go along with it. But certainly there’s no point in anything else if you’re not well,” she says. It’s time to go. Margaret Fink farewells me at the door and there’s a smile in those luminous eyes, the ones Patrick White described as “mosaics of experience”. As I leave, I reflect that Fink is a reminder to us all that experience is more valuable than anything else, and that is what we’re all after. And extraordinary experience is something she’s had a wealth of. \ pwilmoth@theweeklyreview.com.au We Welcome your feedback @

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Derek cianfrance’s Blue Valentine was a startling, eviscerating work, laying bare the mouldering bones of a failing relationship. it was, in every sense, an anti-date movie: a reminder that entangling yourself in someone else’s life can diminish rather than enhance your own. with his new film, cianfrance moves from the small scale to a bigger picture, although he keeps his story intimate. to balance the epic and the personal, he breaks his story into three distinct acts, so that The Place Beyond the Pines almost feels like a portmanteau movie rather than one coherent narrative. we begin with Ryan gosling’s luke, a circus stunt rider driven to crime to support his newborn son and estranged girlfriend. an hour in, the story jolts as Bradley cooper steps into the lead role, playing a good cop whose hands grow ever dirtier as he learns to play a corrupt system. Finally, we leap forward 15 years to examine the fall-out from the earlier tales. like Blue Valentine, it’s a film that is about as beautiful as it is grotesque. cianfrance captures ugly realism with the prettiest of lenses. there’s also a similar sense of inevitable decay, as the events of the past circle and return to sicken the present. the sprawling, disconnected narrative of the first two-thirds shouldn’t work, but it does – eschewing cinematic conventions of storytelling in favour of an honest, believable tale. Oddly, it’s the more conventional third act that falls flat. Part of the issue is that the new, younger protagonists are nowhere near as engaging as gosling and cooper. the main problem, however, is that cianfrance tries to make sense of a tale that feels senseless and, in contriving a conclusion, gives an extraordinary film an ending that is all too ordinary. \

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There’s a whiff of irony to the title of this debut from New York duo MS MR. It’s no great effort to join the dots from Second Hand Rapture to Florence + the Machine’s Ceremonials or Lana Del Rey’s Born to Die. But first single Hurricane tugs our pen further back, towards the gloomy trip hop of Sneaker Pimps’ 6 Underground. It’s still the best track here – although the not-dissimilar Fantasy comes a close second – and you have to admire the debut’s chutzpah in using it to kick off the album. Throughout are a few attempts to veer off in strange directions, such as Dark Doo Wop and the folky Salty Sweet, but the speciality here is moody, melodramatic pop. Florence and Lana might already have this covered, but these 12 tracks are so passionately delivered that they lose nothing through familiarity. \ (SUPPLIED)

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Speaking in tongues Education \ When a child learns a second language, a whole new world opens up to them, writes ANGELA ALLAN

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t’s never too soon to start children learning a second a mark on a test, it becomes a social skill.” language. As long as they have a passionate teacher, Pina Dunne, languages co-ordinator at St Monica’s supportive parents, a love for the second language or College in Epping, agrees, saying the ability to culture and can learn their own language, children can communicate in a second language transends oral quickly and easily learn a second one. exams and boosts students’ self-esteem and confidence This year, Education Week’s theme is languages, and in job interview performance and other social it’s drawing on Melbourne’s multicultural community, engagements. She has discovered that children with a where more than 200 languages are spoken and more second language are better problem solvers. than 40 per cent of people have a parent who is born “Basically they are learning to code and decode, overseas. From May 19 to 25, it will highlight the so they have a number of solutions to a problem importance and lifelong benefits of children rather than just one. In my own experience, second learning another language. students who study a second language will language Learning a second language has been found tackle a problem differently to students with improves to improve literacy, brain development, social one language because they can look at it from other skills different angles,” Dunne says. competence and the way kids view other cultures and the world. Language is a window Selecting a language can be problematic, into how other cultures interpret elements, but Dr Cross believes most languages are no such as art, and what they see as important, says Dr more difficult to learn than others; it comes down to Russell Cross, senior lecturer in language and literacy how the learner uses the language and how it is taught. education at Melbourne University’s Graduate School of However, Dunne says Italian is one of the easiest for Education. native English speakers as it has words that sound and “It’s a sense of understanding how the world is. Once mean the same in both languages. Both agree that you start to speak another language, you understand character languages, such as Chinese and Japanese, are different ways of being and relating. It opens your eyes the most difficult. up to ways of thinking. There is a sense of achievement “They have a different system of alphabet and students learners have when they learn another language and can have to memorise of a lot of different vocabularies, communicate with that. It can help with self-esteem, a grammatical structures and tones,” Dunne says, adding sense of accomplishment and development - it’s not just that students who are visual learners are more attracted

to or find those languages a little bit easier. This year, the Victorian Government has funded training for 120 teachers to learn an immersion method, where subjects are taught through a foreign language. At St Monica’s College one year 7 class is taught geography and religion in Italian, while a year 7 and a year 8 class study other subjects in Japanese, using English language explanations as required. Dr Cross says the biggest advance in the past 20 to 30 years has been to use grammar to make meaning. “When it’s about using the language to buy a book or play a game and use it without thinking about it, that’s when the learning happens.” She says it’s important for parents to be supportive and get involved with cultural or performance days, and not to fret or worry that a second language could impede their child’s learning abilities. “Research shows that children benefit most if a second language is taught well from a young age. Parents don’t have to know the other language but be open to other cultures,” Dunne says. “Encouraging their children to do regular homework in LOTE [language other than English], in terms of vocabulary, is one of the best ways.” aallan@theweeklyreview.com.au » Education Week: May 19-25 Online » Diary dates / what’s on during education week

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Education \ JO DAVY meets some of Australia’s online stars

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n 2012, La Trobe University’s Dr Rhiannon Evans had 105 undergraduate students enrolled in her first-year classics subject The Roman World. It’s a solid following for an undergraduate subject; interest in ancient Mediterranean studies has always been strong among history students at La Trobe. But as Evans regaled a 100-strong audience in a lecture hall with the rise and fall of Julius Caesar, there were a few extra ears in the room. More than 110,000 people across the world were subscribed to her account of Caesar’s tale of triumph and woe on their smartphones, tablets and computers. The Roman World is a course offered by La Trobe on iTunes U, Apple’s wildly successful online education platform run through the iTunes store. It offers free educational content from schools, universities, libraries and museums, providing the tools for teachers and professors to create online courses and deliver them to a worldwide audience. The Roman World’s 110,000 subscribers and 1.4 million downloads earned Evans a spot among the top 20 university instructors on iTunes U worldwide. She is the only academic of the group from an institution outside the United States. “We’re sort of flabbergasted by the response to be honest,” Evans says, evidently still getting her head around the figures.

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“It turns out that thousands of other students started listening as well … people from all over the world,” he says. Douch’s extra “students” range from 13-year-olds trying to get a jump on their peers to middle-aged people returning to high school. “It doesn’t disadvantage my students – in fact quite the opposite is true. People from other places were asking questions that perhaps students from my classes would not have thought to ask.” “Teachers from other places started sending me material from their classes that I hadn’t thought to use. I think it’s the way education works best really: people sharing resources.” Douch says that while iTunes U is a great resource, he prefers to use a variety of digital tools, like Facebook and blogs to reach his students on their level. “I think in K-12 there’s probably a lot more diversity in what people are doing,” he says. “It’s not as organised, but I often think sometimes that the best technologies are not always the most effective. “Facebook is a good example. From a technological perspective I don’t think it’s necessarily the best program for discussions, but I’ve found it effective because most high school students are using it anyway.” However, with an update to iTunes U enabling teachers to create their own private courses for their classes, as well as educational sales of Apple products soaring, Douch can see iTunes U as part of his teaching plan in the future. “Things can change a lot and they can change very fast.” At a tertiary level, Melbourne, Deakin, Monash, RMIT, Victoria and Swinburne universities are also contributing courses to iTunes U, and their popularity

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Motoring \ Rod Easdown says good spy pictuREs aRE snappEd up

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renderings of what the car will look like without the camouflage. They will seize on the tiniest detail under their magnifiers to make judgments about the coming model. Sometimes they’re right, sometimes they’re hilariously wrong. No one ever seems to remember the mistakes. But if spy photography has a headquarters, it’s Death Valley in Nevada where dreadful roads abound and the weather is so hot it will reveal any fault in a car’s cooling system. Now there’s a spy photography school, or camp, being run this year in Death Valley by Brenda Priddy, whose spy pictures have appeared in The New York Times and car magazines such as AutoWeek, Car and Driver, Automobile and Road and Track. Would-be car paparazzi students will be up for $US775 ($A747) plus accommodation and meals (out there the word is basic), and after training they will be sent out to snap whatever they can and sell it to whoever is willing to pay. Priddy won’t reveal the location of the four-day camp, and won’t bail out over-enthusiastic students, but she has staked out her favourite roads and a bar and diner where lots of testing teams pause for a break. \ reasdown@theweeklyreview.com.au

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t Paul’s Bentleigh Football Club came within a goal of making the Southern Football League grand final last year, but since losing in the low-scoring preliminary final to Chelsea Heights has recruited some promising players. These include former player Luke James, and recruits Jay Bruno, from VFL club Sandringham, Christian McCarthy, from Port Melbourne, Jay Steet, from Ormond, and Michael Johnstone, from the Ballarat area. ‘‘We sat down as a group and spoke about what players we had to get to be competitive again,’’ says president Ken Shaw. One problem that arose last season – despite winning 14 games – was in attack where St Paul’s passed 100 just twice. That has turned around this year when in three games and three thumping wins, including two over last year’s grand finalists, its lowest score has been 119. ‘‘We were having trouble scoring goals last year,’’ senior coach Paul Howroyd says. ‘‘It was one of the areas we were falling down and we needed to recruit well. So far we’re travelling along nicely.” One quality addition, Luke James, has booted 17 goals in two games; nine against Heatherton and eight against reigning premier East Brighton. James has played with the club in the past, and was a member of the 2008 premiership side. He left to play country footy with Kilcunda-Bass in the Alberton Football League but has returned to the fold this year. Howroyd is confident the club can win its second SFL flag in two seasons, saying the boys who won the 2011 flag are really hungry. “To miss out last year really gives us an appreciation of how hard you have to work to succeed. East Brighton will definitely be up there again and so will Chelsea Heights. Dingley, and maybe Clayton, will be the improvers but we’ve got to keep our guard up around all the clubs.’’ \ dpaproth@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Laid-back living Once a sleepy seaside haven just outside Torquay, Jan Juc has almost become an outer suburb of its better-known neighbour. While contemporary houses are replacing the old-style beach shacks, this hamlet still has managed to retain the charm of village-style living. Barrie and Carole Delves are testament to the enduring appeal of the Jan Juc lifestyle, having lived here for more than 30 years. Who lives here? Barrie and Carole Delves, Ava, the short-haired pointer and Elliott, the Siamese. What are your occupations? Barrie works in the oil and gas industry as an operations adviser. Where did you live before this house? We have lived in Jan Juc for more than 30 years. What attracted you to this house and the area? Being able to live close to the beach; Geelong is a handy 20 minutes away, with great schools, and Melbourne is only an hour away. Describe your home’s style? Contemporary and open-plan. We moved in around 10 years ago when it was first built. What special features do you love about the house? It’s private and is designed to make the most of the seasons. Great airflow in summer and loads of sun in the winter. How long has it taken to pull your house together? Achieving the look we want is an ongoing project. What’s the best thing about living here? It’s very peaceful. Which is your favourite piece? It’s hard to nominate an individual piece but some of the artwork has a special significance. What is your favourite room? We love the pool house. Do you have any decorating advice for our readers? If you love it, buy it, and only buy what you love. \

Pop: Artworks add colour to the mostly monochromatic scheme. Mix it up: Timber, stone, leather and concrete add texture to the pool house. Swanning around: A giant swan beckons in the lap pool. Straight lines: Silver birches line the path to the front door. 32 The weekly review \ may 8, 2013

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Melbourne Airport takes off W

hen the site for Melbourne Airport was first chosen in 1959, it was regarded as one of the world’s best locations for an airport. Close to the city, but far enough away from development that could hinder its growth, the facilities could also sprawl over 2400 hectares. During the past 40-plus years, this key plank in Melbourne’s infrastructure has undergone several changes, with many more to come. The airport’s latest master plan, due to be released soon, will outline a vision for growth over the next 20 years that will include a third runway, a 28-kilometre rail link and a new elevated road system that will connect terminals. Matt Francis, general manager corporate and public affairs at Melbourne Airport, describes the plan as one of the most significant in the airport’s history. “There are some big infrastructure projects proposed to ensure we have the capacity to cater for the growth and demand at Melbourne Airport. Runway No. 3 is a firm proposal in this plan and we are proposing to build a new east-west runway, in parallel to the existing east-west runway, about two kilometres to the south,” Francis says. “We’ve made that choice on the basis of numerous technical studies, after consulting with air services and taking into account constructability, efficiency of airport operations and the likely impact on the surrounding community.” Major projects within the master plan will have to go through a separate planning and approval process before they can proceed. With this in mind, Francis says Melbourne Airport is aiming to have the third runway operational between 2018 and 2022.

Developing our city \ Melbourne Airport’s latest master plan sets out the airport’s growth for the next 20 years He outlined plans that would deal with the critical Francis says feedback is considered and a draft issue of ground transport: improving access to and from master plan sent for approval to the federal Minister the airport, especially during peak periods via a rail for Infrastructure and Transport, currently Anthony link (land has been reserved for this); and connecting Albanese. The master plan should be approved by late terminals via an elevated loop road in and out of the this year. airport to increase the capacity for cars, taxis and buses. Reflecting on the achievements of the previous In March, the state’s Transport Minister, Terry Mulder, master plan, Francis points to the major upgrade said a $6.5-million feasibility study had identified a of the T2 international terminal. This included the 28-kilometre rail route linking Melbourne Airport and terminal extension, a new departures area, additional a proposed new CBD north station. The link would pass gates and aerobridges, new baggage reclaim facilities, through Footscray and Albion East and the journey would improved lounge areas, new retail outlets for departing take about 30 minutes. international visitors and the completion of a new “If a decision were made tomorrow to build a new two-lane exit that has alleviated some congestion rail link to the airport, we still wouldn’t see problems for citybound traffic. The that happen before the end of the decade. By Southern precinct project planning is also then we’ll be looking at around 40 million under way. A southerly extension of the plan passengers per annum – we’d be one of airport’s domestic terminal from the existing should be the few airports in the world to cater for T3, or Virgin Australia, terminal towards the approved that number of passengers without a rail Tiger Airways terminal, should be operational later this connection. We certainly see a rail link as an during 2015 and will help cater for the forecast year important part of our future.” growth in domestic travel. In 2008, Melbourne Airport handled 24 million Francis says population growth in Australia, passengers. Last year that number increased to economic growth and significant increases in travel in 28 million. By 2033, it will rise to 64 million. Francis the Asia-Pacific region are factors behind Melbourne says the master plan has been designed to manage this Airport’s rising passenger numbers. Low-cost carriers, rise in passenger and aircraft numbers. price competition and more services to more domestic Melbourne Airport is operated by Australia and international routes are also playing a role in the Pacific Airports Corporation (APAC), and since the airport’s boom. organisation acquired the lease to Melbourne Airport “Aviation has become a fundamental part of our in July 1997 it has been required to produce a master way of life,” says Francis. “I remember growing up in plan every five years. Each plan clarifies the overarching Melbourne and the first time that my mother flew, she vision for the airport over the next 20 years. was in her 30s. The first time my son went on an aircraft The current master plan has a 60-day public he was 10 weeks old. Affordability and accessibility consultation process where the public can submit their have changed and we are much more accustomed to opinions on elements within the plan. travelling by air.” 34 The weekly review \ may 8, 2013

The latest master plan outlines how Melbourne Airport operators will manage environmental issues. “A challenge with the third runway will be that it will have some impact on some of our surrounding neighbours in terms of more flights and noise,” Francis says, adding that extensive community engagement and consultation would take place to help people understand the plans. Waste management, reduced water consumption and limiting any impact on waterways and land around the airport are also covered in the master plan. “With so much concreted surface area we put a lot of effort into minimising storm water run-off. We also have initiatives on conservation management, cultural heritage sites at the airport and procedures to support air quality and manage emissions from ground-based airport operations,” Francis says. During the public consultation period, the airport operators are hoping that people will recognise the important economic role the airport plays in the state as a major employer – 14,000 people working in airport-related roles and forecast to grow to more than 23,000 in the next few decades – and freight handler, moving more than a third of all Australian air freight. “Melbourne Airport is a vital part of Victoria’s infrastructure. This latest master plan sets out how we can support this growth into the future,” Francis says. \ SARAH MARINOS smarinos@theweeklyreview.com.au » For more information, go to www.melbourneairport.com.au/About-MelbourneAirport/planning/master-plan.html

Vital growth: Melbourne Airport needs to grow substantially over the next two decades to cater for up to 64 million passengers each year. (SUPPLIED)


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revival honours the past 40 Baird street, BriGhton east, 3187

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t was a smart builder who designed this two-storey contemporary family residence in the heart of Brighton East, incorporating many of the ideas introduced by architects well before his time. Site planning showed lateral thinking: cars enter from Baird Street but visitors enter from the less-trafficked Were Street. The postie and new visitors may be confused but it was a wise decision. The main entry to this impressive house strikes a rare stylistic note. With sloping sides and a strong cornice, it is Egyptian and probably the only example of this Revival style in suburban Melbourne (the CBD has many, all dating, understandably, from 1922). The massive front door swings open to disclose a striking vista. A copper fountain or water feature is the centrepiece of a stone-filled pond, which is just part of the greater vision: a spectacular steel, glass and timber staircase. On the left of the entry a study/office overlooks a terrace and walled garden. Working at home should be so glamorous. Further along the hall is the essential for a two storeyed-house: a bedroom and bathroom for the unexpected broken leg or guest. The house is set along the south – or Were Street side – of the block, receiving full winter sun into the side garden and most family areas. The eastern half of the ground floor provides four distinct living areas defined by furniture and massive stone columns along the north elevation. One shallow step down from the entry from tiles to a stained jarrah floor is a sitting area, dominated by a wide fireplace with a gas log and flanking joinery units. A dining area is adjacent. Overlooking these family areas is a kitchen with pantry, CaesarStone benchtops and Smeg appliances. The north wall consists of full-height, double-glazed panels including pool-safe double doors. The rear corner of the house is recessed, creating a covered dining area that, in our climate, is a good idea.

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“Your family will fall in love with this house; your friends will be envious. it’s the complete package.” Jason Gill – AGENT

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These new spaces have been given fancy names – al fresco is the latest – but they’re just a wider version of our dear old verandah. This one, being an integral part of the main structure, has a ceiling (and lighting) to match the adjacent rooms; it provides a clever integration of inside and out. Another restatement of a good old idea is the pavilion at the end of the pool. In contrast to the hard-edged architecture of the house, this element shows Japanese and Hawaiian influences. A century ago, they were known as summer houses. All these features overlook a tiled pool, family-sized spa and a lawn and garden. A lush, sun-filled area, it is bordered by a fence of concrete slabs alternating with plastic basket-weave panels, defining this private space as no traditional paling fence could. The upper floor of this impressive house is divided by a void that gives the sitting room its dramatic double height. The western end contains a children’s living room, a bedroom and a bathroom, while the eastern half provides another bedroom and the main bedroom suite. This includes a long walk-in wardrobe, fitted with shelves, and about eight metres of hanging space, as well as a generous stone-lined bathroom. A further amenity in this suite is described on plan as a parents’ retreat. It could also accommodate a snoring or sulking sleeper and fulfil a need: a need that is never listed in an architect’s brief. This impressive house has a quietly dramatic presence, with its panels of Mount Gambier stone and large windows. Baird Street was developed in the 1940s but already many of its original houses are being replaced by more elaborate contemporary creations. It is a quiet family area, close to schools. A major attraction is the Brighton Golf Course, a municipal facility that ranks along with the private courses that dot the landscape further south and here it is, just a block away. \ NEIL CLEREHAN property@theweeklyreview.com.au

Hodges \ 9596 1111

Price \ $1.9 million – $2.1 million

Auction \ May 11 at 1pm

Fast facts \ Contemporary two-storey family house well-sited on a large corner block in a prestigious golf course location; interiors designed to maximise northern sunlight and pool views; formal lounge with private terrace; open-plan casual living and dining with floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors overlooking the paved terrace and pool; large kitchen with CaesarStone benchtops and Smeg appliances; jarrah floors in main living areas and stone vanities in all bathrooms; heating and air-conditioning throughout; surround-sound and home-theatre facilities; multiple outdoor terraces including two beside the heated pool; close to Brighton Golf Course. Brighton East \ 11kms from the city

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haMPton \ 7 Lawson street Three levels of lavish spaces make this new residence apt for families prepared only to settle for the best. Opposite R.J.Silitoe Reserve, it’s glazed to optimise parkland vistas and, out the back, the lap pool with spa and big north-facing deck deliver a sophisticated environment for entertaining. Below the dramatic façade with its stacked-stone detail and angled roof lines, the basement level accommodates a four-car garage with turntable, home theatre, bathroom, cellar and gym or fourth bedroom. Ground level greets with a light-drenched living room. Next up are a study, laundry, powder room and vast kitchen, meals and family area. Starting the airy, open-plan flow, the kitchen has a long, Calacatta marble bench, quality appliances and a butler’s pantry. Full-height glazing in the meals and family area allows those within to observe pool activities. Folding glass doors in the family area lead to the covered outdoor area with dishwasher, fridge and stainless-steel barbecue. Topped and tailed by timber decks, the pool and spa are tiled and heated. The second storey presents a park-view retreat, limestone-tiled bathroom and three bedrooms. Well-zoned at the rear, the main bedroom has a wallpapered, false wall defining a walk-through wardrobe and an elegant en suite with a double vanity and two-headed glass shower. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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Auction \ May 11 at 1.30pm

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3/110 Brighton Road, Elsternwick ................................................................. Price: $530,000-$580,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 25 at noon ................................................................. OFI As advertised .................................................................

5 Highett Road, Hampton ................................................................. Price: $900,000-$990,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 18 at noon ................................................................. OFI Weds at 6-6.30pm, Sat at 12.30-1pm .................................................................

Enjoy a wonderful sense of privacy, leafy aspects and abundant light in this renovated two-bedroom art deco apartment with balcony & undercover parking

Just blocks from the bay, this townhouse has living/dining wrapped by northerly deck, master-suite with retreat-sized balcony, and Bosch, CaesarStone kitchen.

Let's eat lunch @ Momoco, 255 Glenhuntly Road Let's eat dinner @ Attica, 74 Glen Eira Road Let's drink coffee @ Spout Café, 48 Glen Eira Road

Let's eat lunch @ Brown Cow Café, 382 Hampton Street Let's eat dinner @ OS Kitchen & Wine Bar, 531 Hampton Street Let's drink coffee @ Espresso Elements, 305 Hampton Street

RT Edgar \ 9699 7222 Price \ $4.75 million + Expressions of Interest \ Closing May 13 at 1pm There are few places in Melbourne where the beach is your front garden, but at this two-storey contemporary residence, it’s an everyday reality. The development was constructed seven years ago, but you wouldn’t know it by the house’s as-new condition. The kitchen and living spaces wrap around a courtyard in the centre of the house – a configuration that allows natural light to fill every space through the large windows. The kitchen has fine features such as CaesarStone benchtops and Miele appliances, including a coffee machine. A separate dining and living area, with a gas fireplace, look out over the First Point Beach. Sliding doors open to the patio, where there is direct access to the beach. All four bedrooms are upstairs; three with built-in wardrobes share a bathroom. The main bedroom offers sparkling views of the bay, in addition to a bathroom with double vanity, grand open shower and a balcony. However the pièce-de-résistance is the rooftop terrace, which offers panoramic views of Port Melbourne and the bay. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

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BRiGHTON \ 15 North road Minutes from the beach, with a luxuriously appointed interior and a backyard accommodating a tennis court, swimming pool, barbecue terrace, cabana and extensive decking, this 1432-square metre property takes the residential trifecta. Even within this “golden mile” strip, it’s an exceptional provider of indoor/outdoor amenity. Crystal chandeliers, hand-cut marble tiles, European oak parquetry floors, bidets, zoned hydronic heating, zoned air-conditioning, several roof windows with retractable screens and splendid appliances (including a French reproduction antique oven) indicate painstaking attention to detail, comfort and convenience. Two sets of ornate automatic gates service the canopied circular drive. A covered carport leads to the entrance, where beautiful timber and glass doors open to a marble-tiled foyer. Ground level has three bedrooms – one with an en suite – two bathrooms, huge living room, dining room, kitchen and meals area, sunroom and family room. The sun- and family rooms have concertina glass doors to the rear terrace. The second storey holds three more bedrooms. The massive main bedroom has a marble-lined en suite, a dressing room and glass doors to a pool-view balcony. The tennis court, the swimming pool (with spa) and the deck sit side by side. The cabana and terrace with in-built barbecue add to the entertainment facilities. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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Auction \ May 11 at 3.30pm

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5 Leslie Grove, Brighton ................................................................. Price: Contact Agent ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI Inspect by appointment .................................................................

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360-364 New Street, Brighton ................................................................. Price: $4 million + ................................................................. Auction Thursday May 9 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Weds 2-2.30pm & Thurs 1.30-2pm .................................................................

Hocking Stuart \ 9521 9800 Price \ $1.525 million – $1.625 million Auction \ May 11 at 12.30pm

'Blair Athol' c.1870 on approx 3,372sqm, features 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, grand formal rooms, relaxed family spaces & a 2storey poolside entertainment complex.

This is one of the most exciting development opportunities this prime location has seen, with a massive corner block of 2774.5m2 (29,840 sq ft) approx.

Let's eat lunch @ Milano's, 4 The Esplanade Let's eat dinner @ The Baths, 251 The Esplanade Let's drink coffee @ Olie & Ari, 135 Were Street

Let's eat lunch @ Lafayette Fine Foods, 355 New Street Let's eat dinner @ New Bay Bistro, cnr New & Bay streets Let's drink coffee @ New Street Deli, 364 New Street

The period-neutral styling of this 15-year-old house adds to its easy charm. While there’s absolutely nothing dated about the property, it has no need to declare itself completely contemporary, instead favouring a fine balance of traditional and modern design elements. The family-friendly nature of the residence is reinforced by location; Gypsy Village Park is one door away and the beach is at the end of the street, while train stations, schools and shops can be reached on foot. The olive-green façade is preceded by a full width verandah and window walls bode well for internal light. Connected by a cutaway and adjoining the wide hall via folding doors, the formal lounge and dining rooms have creamy carpet. The open-plan kitchen, meals and family area has jarrah floors. The kitchen is resplendent in granite and stainless steel and the family area has a wood heater. Glass doors in the family area lead to a large, covered deck. The backyard has a big shed. \ KAY KEIGHERY

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Brighton \ 69 Well Street

Buxton \ 9592 8000

Price \ $1.65 million +

Port MELBoUrnE \ 5/74 StokeS Street

Auction \ May 11 at 1.30pm

Cayzer \ 9699 5999

Price \ $1.050 million +

Auction \ May 18 at 2pm

This house is well positioned on a central, tree-lined street. Behind a charming clinker-brick façade is a family-friendly residence with timeless style. Lush charcoal-coloured carpets, off-white walls and dark wood furnishings feature throughout. A lounge has an open fireplace, secluded reading nook and a large bay window. The dining room features a gorgeous granite bar and overlooks thriving hydrangeas. Two bedrooms are on the ground floor: one has a study area and a central bathroom nearby, the other has views of the pool. Opposite the laundry is a kitchen with European appliances. An open-plan meals and lounge area has views of a vast, layered rear garden. Beyond the pool is a paved area, shaded by a mature palm. Upstairs, two more bedrooms and a study have good storage but the centrepiece is the main bedroom with striking, textured earth-toned wallpapers. Stretching the full width of the house, it has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double vanity. Close to Church Street, this location is hard to beat. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

This new apartment was constructed with the finest of everything, making it a luxurious find. Built by the Oakley Property Group, the residence is suitable for those looking for a slice of serenity but still wanting to live in a bustling area. The apartment opens up to a study area on the right and the open-plan meals, kitchen and living area in the centre. American oak floors, white walls and windows of different shapes and sizes add to the modern vibe, while Miele appliances and CaesarStone benchtops also contribute to the feel. Sliding doors open entirely to allow the living area and deck to become one large space. There’s a view of the city skyline, while lots of birds play in the trees bordering the fence. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with a double vanity and double shower, while the second bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and a separate bathroom. Port Melbourne Beach, Bay Street shops and cafés and public transport are within walking distance. \ ELIZABETH ANILE

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168 Kerferd Road, Albert Park ................................................................. Price: $1.6 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday May 11 at 2.30pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Sat from 2pm .................................................................

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Beachside home with sensational view overlooking the bay. Features include stunning gracious formal rooms, beautiful timber floors and bay windows.

Creating a wonderful first impression of beauty & space, this extended Victorian house is brilliantly situated near Victoria Ave & the beach.

Ideally suited to extend into the approx 705sqm grounds, this solid-brick home features grand formal rooms, a wellpositioned kitchen & updated bathroom.

Let's eat lunch @ Brighton Yacht Club, 253 Esplanade Let's eat dinner @ India Palace, 131 Church Street Let's drink coffee @ Lafayette, 355 New Street

Let's eat lunch @ Ibella, 143 Victoria Ave Let's eat dinner @ Misuzu, 7 Victoria Ave Let's drink coffee @ Nshry, 129a Beaconsfield Pde

Let's eat lunch @ Botticelli, 40a Church Street Let's eat dinner @ Vivace, 317 Bay Street Let's drink coffee @ The Little Ox, 452 New Street

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BrightOn \ 16 roSlyn Street

ELWOOD \ 501a St Kilda Street

WE LOvE it Hocking Stuart \ 9596 7055

Price \ $1.6 million +

Auction \ May 11 at 1.30pm

Chisholm & Gamon \ 9531 1245

Price \ $1.29 million – $1.4 million

Auction \ May 11 at 11am

Set back from the street on a deep 836-square metre block, this single-level house is sophisticated and restrained. The interior draws on a palate of soft, neutral tones, and each room is spacious and airy. Bay windows in the study overlook white birch trees and a vast front lawn. Across the vestibule, a large main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, an en suite and garden views. A large living room with gas-log fireplace has twin floor-to-ceiling windows. An intimate dining room flows through to a tiled kitchen with timber panelling. Beside the kitchen, a north-facing meals area overlooks the vivid blue swimming pool. Two stunning stained-glass windows feature in the family room, where a gas-log fireplace provides winter warmth and bi-fold doors open to a paved, poolside area for summer cool. At the rear of the house are two more bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes, on either side of a large laundry and central bathroom with corner spa. The laundry opens to a large rear garden with in-ground heated spa. \ DANIEL McCULLOCH

Behind the bold and beautiful façade of this award-winning townhouse, designed and built by Bojan Simic Architecture, is an original offering. A pale-stone entrance hall with coat cupboard leads to the internal garage access. Further along the hall, stunning split-level living takes over. A skylight running along the right-hand edge adds to the glow of downlights, with an open fireplace marking a short step up to the polished floorboards of the more relaxed living area to the rear. A striking kitchen with sleek black cabinetry and matching stone worktops houses a stainless-steel Smeg oven. The laundry and powder room are tucked out of sight. Upstairs, the ceilings soar just as high in the main bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes and en suite. Two more bedrooms are to the rear and up a short flight of steps, giving the kids their own space. A large retreat, set up as a study, sits between them, as does an additional shower room. There’s a low-maintenance courtyard out back with a raised deck and soothing water feature. \ STEPHEN A. RUSSELL

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arkets are not always rational. Generally you would expect supply would increase with demand for a product, such as a house. There can be a lag, of course. It can take some time for suppliers (vendors) to recognise their product is in demand. But it’s a little strange that, after two months of one of the strongest markets in terms of buyer demand in the $1 million-plus market in two years, vendors with really good houses seem reluctant after Easter to put their properties on the market. Nearly all year we’ve had clearance rates exceeding 70 per cent. Bidderman, our bidder per auction rate, has been tracking about two all year; 50 per cent higher than this time last year. An average of two bidders per auction not only guarantees competition but also means you have one losing bidder likely to bid harder next time to ensure they won’t miss out again. With evidence of such healthy buyer demand, you would think vendors would be keen to list their properties. Before Easter they were. In fact, in the three weeks leading up to Easter we were seeing about 140 auctions each weekend in this segment. There was a real buzz in the air, and the

buyers were out there keeping clearance rates high even with a high supply. Since Easter, though, the number of auctions per weekend has dropped to about 90. That’s a 30 per cent drop. To put some balance into this, about 450 $1 million-plus auctions were crammed into three main auction weeks before Easter. And we are seeing the same total numbers after Easter, except they have been spread over six weeks. So maybe we are being a bit hard. Even so, since Easter the stock quality across the board doesn’t seem as good as 2013’s first blush. There’s just not too many A-graders out there. What’s going on? It’s not as if there’s a lack of interest, even with the drop in quality. Most auctions – 60 per cent, in fact – have attracted two or more bidders. And there have been plenty of “volcanoes” with more than four bidders. A few weekends ago two homes attracted seven and eight bidders respectively. In Armadale, the modern three-bedroom house at 18a Armadale Street had seven bidders in front of about 150 people, taking the opening price of $1.1 million to an under-the-hammer price of $1.685 million (Iain Carmichael, BenMac). A 1920s family house at 2a Dryden St, Canterbury, had eight bidders, selling for $1.25 million (Mark Dayman, Marshall White). Then there were the auctions of the

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three properties in St Vincent Place, Albert Park, that took place on successive Saturdays (Michael Szulc and Geoff Cayzer, Cayzer). Each attracted five bidders. The last of the three unrenovated properties, No. 77, was considered the weakest because of its orientation and the amount of work it required. But five bidders competed and it sold under the hammer for $4.008 million, surprising many. In total, those three terraces needing a lot of work attracted 15 bidders and about $12.3 million in final bids. That represents a 20 per cent plus increase on their combined sale price in 2008. Very little work beyond subdividing them had been done since they were last sold.

Despite this evidence of buyer demand, and despite the fact that we are seeing price rises of up to 10 per cent on houses in the past 12 months, it seems agents just haven’t been able to convince a new wave of sellers with A-grade houses to place them on the market in May. That lack of good stock can lead to two possible results. On the one hand, in the short term, it could generate some pent-up demand, as happened during the 2012 Christmas break. Pent-up demand can lead to buyers snapping up whatever they see that even half fits the bill of what they need, just out of desperation. But on the other, and perhaps in the longer term, it can also lead to buyers – at least those that aren’t desperate at the higher end – losing interest. You need a certain amount of good stock to create a sense of excitement and possibility. Let’s hope vendors continue to see the opportunities out there and put some excitement back into a hungry buyers’ market. \ Mal James Principal Buyer Advocate 0408 107 988 \ 9804 3133 We Only Buy Homes www.james.net.au may 8, 2013 \ The weekly review 41


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Brighton 16 Roslyn Street Sought-after address and single-level quality on 836sqm. Pristine & perfectly located near the beach & Were St Village, this is the Brighton address you’ve always wanted. Single-storey home on 836sqm/9,000sqft (approx) is set back from the street in serene surrounds, with zoned living areas, 4 bedrooms & a north-facing family room and pool. Every room is beautifully presented, with a lot to look forward to spacious design, outdoor heated spa, 2 gas log fires, zoned a/c & heating, easy-care gardens, security, a double garage, & many more premium features. Prized address & generous land offers exciting options close to South Rd’s schools, cafes, Church St & Brighton Beach train station. 4

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836 (approx)

Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat from 1.00pm Sat 11th May - 1.30pm 76 / F3 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Stephen Tickell 0418 177 565 Leanne Belt 0414 344 144

Brighton 16 Vaucluse Avenue Verve and charm combined on one level. Secluded amongst colourful low maintenance gardens, this stylish contemporary period home, featuring sparkling in-ground pool, offers idyllic single-level living only minutes to parkland, cosmopolitan shopping, fine dining, public transport, the beach and so much more. Comprises, 3 bedrooms (main with large dressing room and stunning ensuite), huge study/living room, loft/playroom, 2nd beautiful bathroom. Fabulous modern kitchen to large family room with open fireplace overlooking private paved garden and pool. Features include lock up garage, security gates, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. 3

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2 Wed 6.00 - 6.30pm & Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Sat 25th May - 10.30am 67 / E8 Please contact agent Brighton 307 Bay Street 3186 9596 7055 Peter Kennett 0418 318 284 Tamara Whelan 0409 532 606

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Black Rock 6 Ardoyne Street A family opportunity of leisure & lifestyle. On a substantial 775sqm (8340sqft) approx of lush tropical gardens, this architecturally designed 3 bedroom 2 bathroom entertainer is an immaculate example of its time. Enjoying raked & cathedral ceilings, exposed brick fireplaces & beautiful garden & pool views, this idyllic sanctuary enjoys a generous lounge, raised dining room with servery to the timber kitchen (WI pantry), tiled meals area opening to the alfresco area & a casual family room. A great home to renovate, extend up (potential bay views) or rebuild, complete with ducted heating, air cond, ducted vac, outdoor storage & auto gates to the double carport. Moments to Village cafes, schools, golf courses & the beach. 3

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> VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

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775 (approx)

Wed 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Sat 25th May - 1.30pm 85 / K3 $1,165,000 - $1,295,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 9521 9800 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988

Hampton 4 Hardie Street Location, Location & Bay Views. Enjoying beautiful bay views and situated near beach, schools, shops and transport, this well presented solid brick family home offers an abundance of natural light, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (main with ensuite), generous open plan living and dining areas, spacious kitchen, large entertaining terrace and double lock-up garage. Live in today with enormous potential to revive the existing dwelling or create your dream home (STCA) on 6528 sq ft/ 606 sqm (24 metre frontage) in this highly sought after location. A rare opportunity to be part of this exclusive Brighton Beach pocket - don’t miss this brilliant find in such a prestigious neighbourhood. 4

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606 (approx)

> VIEW Wed 11.30 - 12.00pm & Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm > PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 76 / E4 > PRICE $1,495,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988

Andrew Edwards 0410 353 632

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South Melbourne 312 Albert Road Classic Double Fronted Edwardian Family Residence Of Eight Principal Rooms With Two Street Frontages On Deep Northern Allotment With Dual Vehicle Access. Showcasing exquisite period splendour with today’s appointments, this generously proportioned family home offers splendid light filled modern living. Comprises fabulous spacious formal/informal living zones, fully appointed modern kitchen with adjacent large family room. With five bedrooms and two sumptuous bathrooms, this magnificent home is further enhanced by dual vehicle access and a tranquil large sunny northern garden oasis. Note: Heating/cooling systems. Land: 10m x 36m approx. 5

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Black Rock 1 Munro Street Sunshine & style make for perfect family living in this impressive single level home. Beautiful open plan living, kitchen with stone benchtops & Blum fittings, spacious lounge (OFP) and dining, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study/5th bedroom. Walk to school, beach & golf courses.

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660

Wed 11.45 - 12.15pm & Sat 11.30 - 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 18th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 86 / A2 > EPR $1,100,000 - $1,225,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Lachlan Hosking 0414 999 689 > VIEW

Elwood 6/41 Shelley Street Huge on space & Deco appeal. Experience the Deco allure from the moment you step inside this apartment. Comprising: living (OFP), dining, balcony, galley kitchen, 2 bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, laundry facilities & car space. Unsurpassed location.

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Sat 1st June - 12.30pm 57 / H3 Albert Park 29 Victoria Avenue 3206 9690 5366 Michael Coen 0418 353 110 David Wood 0418 315 114

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Sat 18th May - 11.30am 57 / B2 $610,000 - $670,000 St Kilda 204-212 Barkly Street 3182 > TEL 9853 8733 > CONTACT Thomas Lund 0419 770 340 Sam Inan 0433 076 999 > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Hampton 7 Avelin Street A casual Californian charmer in the Castlefield Estate. In picturesque gardens, this enchanting 3 bedroom Californian Bungalow is warm, charming & full of potential featuring a timber kitchen, open plan living & dining, spa bathroom, elevated deck over the captivating garden & off street parking.

Hampton 53 Bridge Street The location is outstanding, the living easy in this well-appointed 4-bedroom home. The beach is at the bottom of the street, Gypsy Village Park is 1 door away, and there’s zoned living, renovated kitchen and bathrooms, north-facing deck, and sea breezes. 46 The weekly review \ may 8, 2013

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Wed & Sat 10.30 - 11.00am Sat 25th May - 12.30pm 76 / H4 $1,050,000 - $1,150,000 Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Kate Smith 0419 135 849 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE

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Wed 12.30 - 1.00pm & Sat from 12.00pm > AUCTION Sat 11th May - 12.30pm > MEL REF 76 / G8 > EPR $1,525,000 - $1,625,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Warren Smith 0408 738 664 > VIEW

Hampton 26 Ivy Street Be the proud owner of this spacious home, near schools, golf and parks. On 724sqm (approx), there’s 5 bedrooms, 3 living zones, and north-facing indoor-outdoor living. Updated with everything you need, and moments from Hampton St.

Hampton 3/40-42 Bamfield Street Single-level villa unit hidden away yet metres from shops, Sandringham station and the beach. Impressive and in perfect order with 2 bedrooms, spacious courtyard, garage, second undercover car space and rear access. Excellent downsizer or first home.

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724 (approx)

Wed 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 1.45 - 2.15pm > AUCTION Sat 25th May - 11.00am > MEL REF 76 / K4 > EPR $1,090,000 - $1,190,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Andrew Edwards 0410 353 632 > VIEW

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Wed & Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Sat 18th May - 11.30am 76 / G8 $490,000 - $540,000 > OFFICE Sandringham 62-64 Station Street 3191 > TEL 9521 9800 > CONTACT Jenny Dwyer 0418 528 988 Kate Humphreys 0422 632 847 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

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ST KILDA 53-55 Vale Street Within this spectacular building, two distinct dwellings have been created. One a state of the art residence with a beautiful garden featuring a library, living/dining with stylish kitchen, main bedroom (ensuite/BIR), two further bedrooms (BIRs) with bathroom and Euro-laundry. The other a stunning 2-storey office comprising two meeting rooms, a reception area, two large studios, two powder-rooms and kitchenette. Features double glazing, hydronic heating, RC/ air-conditioning, alarm, video intercom, 2xgarage and 4x carport.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Andrew Hayne 0418 395 349 Oliver Bruce 0409 856 599

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.53-55valestreetstkilda.com

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BRIGHTON 15 Wolseley Grove Experience indulgence and a sought-after address for an enviable way of living. Newly updated interior and northfacing outdoor living make this house state-of-the-art. Four living areas including a home cinema, a pool and new cabana, 4 bedrooms, and a generous study have undergone a style revival. Hi-tech fitout and every indulgence for prestige living including a parents´ retreat, Sonos system, keyless entry, outdoor heating and automated blinds. Prized street near beach, Were St´s cafes, Brighton Beach station and schools.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.15wolseleygrovebrighton.com

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ALBERT PARK 142 Kerferd Road Classical elegance and contemporary excellence prove to be perfectly compatible throughout this exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom home, prominently positioned on the Dinsdale Street corner, close to MSAC, the beach, bike paths and baristas. An evocative octagonal hall introduces a refined dining room, an instantly inviting living room, bright study and modern living and/or everyday dining domain with open plan kitchen overlooking a sunny, stylish backdrop. Hydronic heating. Secure garage. A landmark.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm & Saturday 3.45-4.15pm

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Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.142kerferdroadalbertpark.com

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ST KILDA WEST 112/333 Beaconsfield Parade Beyond doubt the best views on Beaconsfield Parade, clearly amongst the most impressive outlooks of any Melbourne apartment. From this fabulous two bedroom, two bathroom sub penthouse, aspects across the city, the streetscape, West Beach, the bay and beyond. The beauty is breathtaking. The spaces are equally spectacular. Huge living/dining areas accompanied by two under-cover balconies and a Miele kitchen illustrate a perfectionist´s approach to design. Heating/air-conditioning, security and parking for two cars.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 12.30pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 12.15-12.45pm

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Michael Paproth 0488 300 800 Adrian Wood 0404 861 508

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119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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BLACK ROCK 44a First Street Cutting-edge excellence makes this new 42sq, 4-bedroom home a dream come true, 3 streamlined living zones, fantastic design features in every room, 2-oven Miele kitchen and a butler´s pantry, a swimming pool and outdoor marble entertaining kitchen. Keyless entry, video intercom entry, spotted gum floors, sun-soaked and full of the very best features for easy-care living. Impressive location is an easy walk to the beach, parkland, schools, cafes and shops.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11am

Inspect

Thursday 12.15-12.45pm & Saturday 10.3011am

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Robin Parker 0409 336 282 Rob Strickland 0437 076 069

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.44afirststreetblackrock.com

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BRIGHTON 1 Melville Lane Are you ready to discover a perfectly located downsizer, full of sun and designed for lock up and leave living? This is it, hidden away off Outer Crescent. Architect-designed 3bedroom home has north-facing living, in-floor heating, study area, security, sunshine, and an easy-care garden. Make yourself at home in this well-designed residence, and be near parkland, Church St and the beach.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.15-1.45pm & Saturday 3.15-3.45pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Gerry Gordon 0418 144 000

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.1melvillelanebrighton.com

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BRIGHTON 19 Yuille Street Superior design and first class construction are at the heart of this magnificent 3-level home. Sumptuous and beautifully appointed with 3 living zones, 3-4 bedrooms, 3 luxurious bathrooms, large library/study, Gaggenau gourmet kitchen, and a series of relaxing garden spaces. Prestige fitout, a lift to all levels, basement garage and storage areas, limed floors, and timeless architectural innovation. Close to the beach, around the corner from Were St´s shops and cafes, and an easy walk to Brighton Beach station and many schools. Land: 748sqm (approx.)

Auction

Saturday 18th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm

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Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Ian Whiteside 0419 591 761

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

BRIGHTON 717 Hampton Street Home in on the large-scale design and fantastic outdoor living of this outstanding home on 864sqm (approx). Impressively renovated, there´s 4 bedrooms and 2 studies, north-facing family room with views of the Out From The Blue pool, lounge and dining rooms, and teenage retreat. Premium design, large Miele kitchen, and well-planned interior. Central location near schools, beach and Were St cafes. Land: 865sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday & Saturday 11.45-12.15pm

Contact

Barb Gregory 0419 568 370 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.717hamptonstreetbrighton.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 21 Milroy Street One of the most impressive homes in the Landcox Park precinct is offered for the very first time. Created by architects for a landscape designer, the indoor-outdoor design is exceptional. It´s so good it starred on ABC TV´s Gardening Australia. Big north-facing living, 4 bedrooms, study/lounge, hydronic heating, and steel and timber kitchen. Close to Gardenvale Primary, Bay St, transport.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.45-3.15pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm

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Jason Collie 0403 191 453 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.21milroystreetbrightoneast.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 32 Comer Street Pristine, 3 doors from Brighton Golf Course and close to schools, this classic 1960s home is ready for ultraconvenient living on 690 sqm approx. It´s time to make the most of the open-plan design, 3 bedrooms, self-contained 4th bedroom/teen zone, and huge Hawthorn brick doubleheight garage. Come and see why this should be your new address. Easy stroll to Hampton St and Were St cafes and shops, near Dendy Park and public transport, and close to Haileybury, St Leonard´s and Brighton Secondary College.

Auction

Saturday 18th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10-10.30am & Saturday 10.1510.45am

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.32comerstreetbrightoneast.com

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ELWOOD 111 Ormond Esplanade Exceptional single-level home has the beach, parks and cafes only metres away. Deluxe fitout, generous zoned living, 4 bedrooms, marble and Smeg kitchen, and meticulous design in every room. Impressive indoor-outdoor living, ducted A/C, open fireplaces, double glazing, automated shutters and gates, and a first-class interior for the finest beachside lifestyle. Land: 595sqm (approx).

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11-11.30am & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Barb Gregory 0419 568 370

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.111ormondesplanadeelwood.com

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ELWOOD 44a Shelley Street Spectacular from every angle, set over three levels. From the well appointed three bedrooms and a study, to the spacious living area and European Pininfarina designed kitchen, with a full range of appliances including coffee machine and wine fridge. The stunning terrace and roof top deck offer magnificent entertaining and vistas. Other features include two luxury bathrooms, a separate powder room, double glazed windows and double garage. Stroll to the beach, foreshore, parklands and Ormond Village cafes and restaurants. This is the ultimate Elwood lifestyle opportunity.

Auction

Saturday 18th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1.30-2pm & Saturday 1.15-1.45pm

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Mark Bury 0450 096 137 Peter Kakos 0418 123 993

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.44ashelleystelwood.com

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HAMPTON 4 Hamel Street State-of-the-art renovation is one of the very best you could wish for! 4-5 bedroom Californian bungalow metres from Hampton St reveals contemporary excellence, prestige fitout, and a deluxe design. Fantastic large family room, stone and steel Miele kitchen, generous designer garden with a large deck, hydronic heating, designer light fittings, and a long list of first-class features. Central address with shops and cafes around the corner, schools a few blocks away, and trains and the beach close by.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 11.30am

Inspect

Thursday 10.45-11.15am & Saturday from 11am

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

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www.4hamelstreethampton.com

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HAMPTON 40 David Street Hampton has it all for families, and this large feature-packed home has everything your family has been looking for. There´s three generous living zones, four bedrooms and a study, impressive outdoor living with a heated pool, kitchen and, big undercover area, and quality features in every room. Secure and stylish design on 663 sqm (approx), metres from Thomas St Reserve´s adventure playground. Easy walk to your favorite cafes and shops in nearby Hampton St, train station, and many leading schools.

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 1.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 11.30-12pm & Saturday from 1pm

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Rob Strickland 0437 076 069 Kate Strickland 0400 125 946

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Office

312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.40davidstreethampton.com

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SOUTH MELBOURNE 68 Iffla Street Contemporary lines make a compelling, contrasting contribution to a desirable streetscape. Inside, the story is equally impressive. This exceptional inner city home of up to four bedrooms, served by two superb bathrooms, makes style statements that speak loud and clear. A living/dining area that captures north west light includes a stylish open plan kitchen that reflects design excellence. Beyond, an elegantly low-maintenance courtyard creates the perfect retreat. Walk to Albert Park Primary School & Senior School and Bridport Street.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 10am

Inspect

Thursday 11.15-11.45am & Saturday 3-3.30pm

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Adrian Wood 0404 861 508 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.68ifflastreetsouthmelbourne.com

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ST KILDA 15 Neptune Street This beautifully appointed 1920s charming home has been thoroughly renovated revealing stylish, contemporary interiors in this highly sought after position. Set behind a picket fence, intelligently renovated interiors include generous living room with open-fireplace, a gorgeous kitchen boasting stone benches and Miele appliances, two delightful bedrooms and a polished bathroom. A private courtyard with rear access to a laneway provides space for entertaining and off-street parking for one car. Close to Albert Park and St Kilda beach.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2-2.30pm & Saturday 11.30-12pm

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Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Michael Paproth 0488 300 800

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

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www.15neptunestreetstkilda.com

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BRIGHTON EAST 3 Welwyn Avenue The ultimate in fine design and quality has created the perfect family home, metres from Dendy Park and near schools. This is unique and innovative, with the best finishes and a vast array of magnificent features. Luxurious and innovative, with 5 living zones including a home theatre, 4 bedrooms all with ensuites, study, and gourmet marble kitchen and butler´s pantry with 6 Miele appliances. Outstanding outdoor living, with a pool, al fresco kitchen and all-weather dining area. Easy walk to South Rd schools.

Auction

Saturday 18th May at 3.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 3.30-4pm & Saturday 12.30-1pm

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Kate Strickland 0400 125 946 Mark Bury 0450 096 137

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312 New Street Brighton 9822 9999

Web

www.3welwynavenuebrightoneast.com

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ST KILDA 2/2 Marine Avenue From the terrace of this sophisticated SJB designed 3 BR, 2 bthrm townhouse, stunning views over St Kilda Marina & the ocean emphasize the appeal of this address. Enhanced by its own frontage, an elegantly landscaped courtyard introduces ground level living/dining & a Caesar-stone kitchen with separate laundry & powder-room, 3 upstairs BRs, main with ensuite, & a designer bathroom. Above, the top floor retreat overlooks the rooftop terrace. Heating/cooling, security & garage emphasize significant convenience on Marine Parade´s only cul-de-sac just moments from Acland St.

Auction

Saturday 25th May at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 3-3.30pm & Saturday 3.30-4pm

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James Redfern 0412 360 667 Kaine Lanyon 0411 875 478

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Office

1111 High Street Armadale 9822 9999

Web

www.2-2marineavenuestkilda.com

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ALBERT PARK 168 Kerferd Road Creating a wonderful first impression of beauty & space, this extended Victorian is brilliantly situated near Victoria Ave & the beach. A charming façade & arched hall introduce 2 bedrooms & bathroom, while upstairs a 3rd bedroom with en-suite enjoys its own loft style zone. Captivating living room with Jetmaster gas-fire & kitchen/dining area featuring European appliances & 2nd Jetmaster opens to a north facing courtyard with garage access from Lt Page St. Split system heating/cooling. Land 260sqm(approx)

Auction

Saturday 11th May at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm & 6-6.30pm & Saturday 2-2.30pm

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Simon Gowling 0422 234 644 Lisa Jarrett 0408 053 623

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Office

119 Bridport Street Albert Park 9822 9999

Web

www.168kerferdroadalbertpark.com

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8 Bona Vista Avenue Aspendale

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Tuesday 14th May at 5pm 62 The weekly review \ may 8, 2013

Beachfront Living in St Tropez Prime beachfront living and set over three levels, this sublime brand new beach residence, suitably named ‘St Tropez’, offers unsurpassed and panoramic views of the bay and has been comprehensively appointed with formal living opening to private rear garden with pool, kitchen with Bosch appliances and stone benchtops, informal meals and living area opening to elevated outdoor entertainment haven, rooftop terrace, three bedrooms, main opening onto private balcony, two bathrooms, lift access, two powder rooms, study, laundry, heating and cooling, two car garage and storage. VIEW Wednesday 12 - 12.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Gary Jan

0419 239 549 0418 117 272

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901/65 Beach Street Port Melbourne

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing Thursday 23rd May at 5pm

Perfect Penthouse on the Beach Located opposite the Beach and moments from Bay Street, this Penthouse of approx. 50 squares in the Nautica Apartments boasts 360 degree views over Port Phillip Bay and the Melbourne CBD. Comprises of several living zones, Gaggenau kitchen with marble benchtops, four bedrooms – main with en suite and dressing zone, two large entertaining terraces plus a rooftop terrace of approx. 25 squares. Features; direct lift access, laundry, heating and cooling, two secure storage areas and parking for four cars.. VIEW By Appointment, Wednesday 2 - 2.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

CALL Alex Schiavo Ross Savas

0419 239 549 0418 322 994

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364 Park Street South Melbourne

AUCTION Saturday 25th May at 12noon

1/10 Dudley Street Brighton

EXECUTORS AUCTION Saturday 18th May at 11am 64 The weekly review \ may 8, 2013

Charming Period Home in St Vincent Gardens Precinct ‘Clive Terrace’ An absolutely delightful renovated two-storey Victorian period home set back with front garden. Character features, enhanced by warm interiors, include dual arched hallway, high ceilings, polished timber floors, marble open fireplaces. Four bedrooms plus study, three bathrooms, powder room, formal sitting room, separate dining room. Impressive chef’s kitchen flows to casual light-filled living dining area. Outdoor entertainment area with low maintenance garden. Heating and cooling. Double garage, loft studio bedroom and bathroom. VIEW Thursday 12 - 12.30pm & 6 - 6.30pm

Affordable Golden Mile - Executors Auction The drawcards to this quintessential Villa are many from the Golden Mile address to the wide street frontage and significant 358m²/3853sqft block, approx. that incorporates a private courtyard, a lush street-facing garden on title and a remote tandem garage. Featuring generously proportioned interiors with classically attractive formal living and dining rooms, a contemporary kitchen and meals area and threebedroom, two-bathroom accommodation that is enhanced by the exceptional beachside address. VIEW Thursday 2.30 - 3pm, Saturday 11 - 11.30am

CALL Alex Schiavo Gary Jan

0419 239 549 0418 117 272

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CALL Justin Follett David Curtis

0405 996 822 0417 122 352

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348 Orrong Road Caulfield 9526 1999 55 Inkerman Street St Kilda 9066 4688 garypeer.com.au

32 Howitt Road CAULFIELD NORTH Exclusive, Extraordinary – Ernest & Noemi Fooks’ Own Home This exclusive, extraordinary home positioned in one of the Golden Mile’s most prestigious streets on a magnificent allotment (1,092m2/11,000sqft approx title dimensions) was designed by renowned architect Ernest Fooks for himself & his wife Noemi. Deceptively unassuming from the street, this single storey designed house is a complex, multilayered composition in a fully designed landscape, enriched by the complexity & variety of finishes throughout.

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 20 Cole Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 2.00-2.30pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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5 Mortgagee Auction - A Golden Opportunity A breathtaking renovation blends perfectly with the grand scale of this magnificent family home on 973.6 m2/ 10,476 sq ft approx in Brighton´s Golden Mile only 8 doors from the foreshore. With outstanding contemporary refinements, it offers wonderful family living with a fully tiled pool. It includes formal

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living and dining, an English style conservatory of immense proportion, epicurean kitchen with butler’s pantry, sumptuous bathrooms, attic with bay/city views, cellar plus covered alfresco entertaining/dining terrace. www.20colestreetbrighton.com


Brighton 2a Collins Street Private Sale Price Contact Agent Inspect Wed at 12.15-12.45pm, Sat as advertised Office 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Contact Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

4+ A benchmark in Brighton prestige Setting the standard in the school precinct, this 5 bedroom plus library home features formal, family & fully-fitted basement cinema zones, a 5 Star master domain & a Calacatta marble & Miele kitchen. Luxuriously finished with American Oak, Travertine & every appointment (climate control, alarm,

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vacuum, video intercom & surveillance, 5-car basement), this benchmark home has a full-tiled auto-clean pool in Justine Carlile-designed gardens. Just steps from the playing-fields of Firbank, this is a true Brighton benchmark. www.2acollinsstreetbrighton.com

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Brighton 5 Merton Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 12noon $1.9M - $2.05M Wed at 2.45-3.15pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

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4 Family Size Edwardian - Full of Character In a coveted location only a block from the beach and North Road tea house, this grand Edwardian solid brick residence blends original period features and rooms of substantial proportion with contemporary refinements creating a wonderful family environment. Featuring classically elegant interiors, 4

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bedrooms, formal living and dining rooms, open plan kitchen, meals and family, study and paved alfresco entertaining area, the home is set in established gardens on a large (8,231sq ft) approx north facing rear allotment. www.5mertonavenuebrighton.com


Brighton East 40 Bourneville Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Greg Downes 0413 592 905

5 Sensational Park Position! Exceptional Family Living! With spectacular, uninterrupted parkland views and direct access to Dendy Park, this 5 plus bedroom home offers outstanding family spaces and open plan living on a grand scale. Set on arguably Brighton East’s best home site, it boasts multiple TV/rumpus rooms, study/home office, 3 bathrooms, 2

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powder rooms, a sun deck with stunning views over Dendy Park and a private rear garden with swimming pool and diving board. This magnificent residence has enormous appeal for large families wanting an enviable bayside lifestyle. www.40bournevilleavenuebrightoneast.com

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Brighton East 63 Glencairn Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 18th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed & Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Mark Eddy 0408 198 308

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3 Develop or Build the Dream Home ( STCA) Bordering Dendy Golf Course. Prestigious land in a privileged position creates exhilarating possibilities and none more so than this huge 1,318sqm (14,186sqft) approx property that’s magnificently positioned with its rear garden abutting Brighton Golf Course. In a prized location with stunning, uninterrupted

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views of the golf course, the opportunity presents to replace the existing home with a new residence of significant stature or multiple new residences STCA. With a 30.5m (100ft) approx street frontage, the potential is enormous. www.63glencairnavenuebrightoneast.com


56 ABBOTT STREET SANDRINGHAM CAPTURE THE VERY BEST OF BEACHSIDE LIVING IN THE PREMIER BAYSIDE SUBURB OF SANDRINGHAM. A LIMITED SELECTION OF SUPERBLY DESIGNED TOWNHOUSES, SET AMONG ESTABLISHED GARDENS BENEATH THE MAJESTIC GREEN CANOPY OF AN ANCIENT AFRICAN OLIVE TREE. 2 & 3 BEDROOMS PRICED FROM $750,000

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 1 Maskell Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 11am Contact Agent Wed at 11.30-12noon, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408 Romana Preston 0401 066 909

3 State-of-the-art renovation in a quiet cul-de-sac Showcasing an expert renovation in a secluded cul-de-sac location, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Victorian opens up beyond an iron-lacework façade to offer soaring vaulted-ceilinged living with a Bosch, Miele & CaesarStone kitchen, slick stone-finish bathrooms, plantation shutters & Emporite cabinetry including a

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AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton 3/58 William Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 11am Contact Agent Wed at 11.00-11.30am, Sat from 10.30am 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

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5 5 beds, 3 baths, 3 zones, 1 unique apartment Take your family to new heights! Offering unique 5 bedroom & study nook, 3 bathroom, 3 level accommodation, this unique apartment is a family home in the sky with principal living with bi-folds to a balcony, a soaring top floor zone & a flexible basement room all with lift access. With a Miele & C´Stone

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kitchen & double ensuite, this heated & air-con´d apartment has an intercom, alarm & double basement garaging. With the Primary School & park almost at the door, this is a new way to look at family life with a treetop outlook! www.3-58williamstreetbrighton.com


Brighton East 4 Chapman Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 11am $950K - $1.050M Wed & Sat at 1.15-1.45pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Campbell Cooney 0418 337 055 Simone Chin 0403 857 266

2+ Build or renovate in this coveted address A home for today, land for tomorrow & a location to last a lifetime. This north facing approx 640sqm/ 6,890sqft allotment offers endless opportunity! Perfectly oriented with good street frontage this sun-bathed site so close to Brighton´s best schools, is the perfect home site or alternatively, maximise a

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continued upgrade and extension and enjoy great Bayside living right where so many families want to live. www.4champmanstreetbrightoneast.com

AUCTION SATURDAY

Brighton East 40 Baird Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 1.00-1.30pm, Sat from 12.30pm 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

4+ Leading-edge design by the Course Cornering Were St in the Course precinct, this 4 bedroom & study, 3 bathroom home has formal living stepping out to a walled garden, casual living stretching along north facing poolside grounds & a 1st flr retreat overlooking it all. With a sun filled master domain with study/retreat, this heated, air-con´d &

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alarmed home stars a CaesarStone & Smeg kitchen with butler´s pantry, luxe stone finish bathrooms & grey stained Jarrah floors. All in a lush tropical landscape with double auto garage, al fresco room, spa, pool & pavilion. www.40bairdstreetbrightoneast.com

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Hampton 2 Lorraine Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 25th May at 11.30am Contact Agent Wed at 12.15-12.45pm, Sat as advertised 251 Bay Street Brighton 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

4+ Land by the bay in a tightly held court Build your future in one of the Brighton Beach precinct´s most tightly held courts with a lane to the beach & luxury homes all around. Build tall to capture possible 2nd storey bay views from this approx 8148sqft/757sqm property & design cleverly to allow retention of a well positioned pool & a spa. But don´t miss

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the value in this cent heated 4 bedroom plus study, 2 bathroom, dual zone Californian Bungalow with granite & Euro app kitchen, spa bathroom & 3 car carport perfect to rent or enjoy while you plan. www.2lorrainestreethampton.com

AUCTION SATURDAY

Hampton 5 St. Kilian Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

Sat 11th May at 12.30pm Contact Agent Wed at 5.00-6.00pm, Sat from 12.00pm 10 Bay Road Sandringham 9598 1111 Stephen Wigley 0411 115 736 Angus Graham 0401 505 259

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4/5 Grand original revived for a modern family Revived and virtually rebuilt, this grand 4 bedroom & study, 4+ bathroom home offers bay-windowed formal and pool-view family zones, a 1st-floor lounge and al fresco area with BBQ kitchen. With a ground-floor master-suite, a Miele kitchen and fully-tiled bathrooms, this state-of-the-art home features

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natural stone benchtops, hydronic heating, ducted air-con, intercom, alarm and gas-fire. On around 659sqm with autogated carport, there´s a glass-fenced heated pool, reticulated gardens and a premier beachside of Hampton Street address. www.5stkilianstreethampton.com


Aspendale 6 Taylor Avenue

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Forthcoming Auction Price $3.15M - $3.45M Inspect By private appointment Office 44 Florence Street 9584 6500 Contact Jason Swift 0417 055 702 Lauren Cleasby-Jones 0410 258 915

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Spectacular showpiece on the sand Stunning 3 level designer beachfront home offering blackbutt floors thr’out with astonishing bay views, expansive dining/living area & gourmet kitchen. Inc mod cons, lap pool, lift & roof deck with spa. Beachside haven offering escape from the hustle bustle. Shops, transport just metres away. www.6tayloravenueaspendale.com

Golden Triangle living by the Bay ´Golden Triangle´ lifestyle, a walk to the village or beach, for winding-down in comfort or making it your great start - just add some TLC. With a sunny n/w courtyard, bright kitchen with meals, open lounge & dining room, robed bedrooms, duct heating & security doors, all beyond a private garden. www.1-33bayviewcrescentblackrock.com

Sat 18th May at 2pm $470K - $520K Wed at 10.30-11.00am, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

AUCTION SATURDAY

Black Rock 12/19 Cheltenham Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 25th May at 1pm $650K - $720K Wed at 11.45-12.15pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Paul Bond 0419 519 311 James Paynter 0418 390 133

Light and bright in a prized Bayside location Live a charming, easy lifestyle in a prized location, private and secure within Semco Court. Recently renovated with a stunning open kitchen, formal and casual living, a luxury master suite and ambling courtyard garden. Close to the village, walk to golf links and the bay. www.12-19cheltenhamroadblackrock.com

Brighton 3/12 Stanley Street Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 11th May at 2.30pm $1M - $1.1M Wed at 11.30-12noon, Sat from 2.00pm 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Jason Gill 0411 801 831 Kate Schuster 0410 587 286

Warm, Welcoming hideaway in the heart of Brighton Beyond a long treed drive, this rear residence offers absolute seclusion. Styled with sleek new fittings featuring a stone & Smeg kitchen, fully-tiled stone bathrooms, alarm, air-con & dual door garage. Near the William St dog park, with Church St, Bay St, schools & transport within a walk. www.3-12stanleystreetbrighton.com

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Brighton East 14 Heathfield Road Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 18th May at 2pm $900K - $990K Wed & Sat at 11.00-11.30am 251 Bay Street 9596 1111 Sam Paynter 0413 531 888 Andrew Boyce 0418 312 473

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Sat 25th May at 12 noon 1.3M - $1.4M Wed at 2.15-2.45pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636 Julian Augustini 0418 558 408

Fabulous Family Space, Location & Lifestyle Only moments from St Leonards College and Hampton Street shopping, this 4 bedroom family home offers generous formal and informal living areas, zoned children’s bedrooms and an alfresco entertaining terrace under a deep pergola plus the opportunity to renovate over time. www.14heathfieldroadbrightoneast.com

Period proportions in a coveted cul-de-sac A grand original in this highly-sought cul-de-sac, this heated and cooled 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living solid brick home with garage is notable for its grand proportions, its perfect potential & its vast approx. 771sqm/8300sqft grounds. www.12aliciastreethampton.com

Hampton 5 Highett Road

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Sat 18th May at 12 noon $900K - $990K Wed at 6.00-6.30pm, Sat at 12.30-1.00pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 Greg Downes 0413 592 905 Russ Enticott 0431 526 636

Coastal cool with northern exposure Standing free and clear just blocks from the bay this up to 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom town-residence has living/dining wrapped by northerly decking, master-suite with retreat-sized balcony, Bosch and Ceaserstone kitchen and every extra including double auto-garage. www.5highettroadhampton.com

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Sat 25th May at 12.30pm $1.2M - $1.32M Wed at 1.30-2.00pm, Sat as advertised 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Great Hampton family lifestyle With great street presence and just a walk to Hampton Street, this great, comfortable family home provides zoned entertaining and living, a Fisher and Paykel kitchen and fabulous fun by the pool, patio or lawn all under an open n/w sky. Ensuite and WIR for master, central heating and cooling. www.83millsstreethampton.com.au


AUCTION SATURDAY

Mentone 3/44 Plummer Road

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Forthcoming Auction $720K - $790K Price Inspect Sat as advertised or by appointment Office 44 Florence Street 9584 6500 Contact Lauren Cleasby-Jones 0410 258 915 Nelson Machuca 0424 163 939 Jason Swift 0417 055 702 Secluded, secure & superbly located Tucked around the corner in a side street is a 2 storey 3 bdrm, 2.5 bthrm home located within walking distance to amenities, offering low maintenance lifestyle living at it´s best. Features expansive dining/living, kitchen & paved alfresco area with garden. www.3-44plummerroadmentone.com

Sandringham 10 Kirkwood Avenue Auction Price Inspect Office Contact

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Sat 11th May at 1pm Contact Agent Wed at 12.00-12.30pm, Sat from 12.30pm 10 Bay Road 9598 1111 James Paynter 0418 390 133 Sarah Sharp 0411 750 700

Lovely family home in a coveted locale Stately rooms enhance a modern family lifestyle within this impeccably presented home in one of Sandringham´s best streets with formal lounge and dining, 3 bedrooms and a central kitchen and family room, then out for outdoor entertaining on a big deck within an established garden. www.10kirkwoodavenuesandringham.com

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Wander beach or cafes from a tranquil haven Peaceful enjoyment for this villa unit, private and secure, a short walk to the village, beach and station. A sunny northerly aspect for a spacious lounge and one of the robed bedrooms, open plan casual meals & kitchen and lengthy paved courtyard with ducted heating and freshly painted. www.4-5trenthamstreetsandringham.com

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Sandringham 4/5 Trentham Street

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3 2 2 THE HALLMARK OF QUALITY Architect inspired luxury apartment comp: Extensive open plan living & dining area, full-width north facing terrace (city skyline views), kitchen, large main bedroom (ensuite & dressing room), 2nd bedroom (BIRs), 3rd bedroom or study, bathroom, powder room & 2 car spaces + storage. AUCTION: Saturday 18th May at 2pm VISIT: 5-74stokesstreetportmelbourne.com Chris Morrison 0422 768 685

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HOLDSWORTH AUCTION Sat 25 May

St Kilda West 2/343 Beaconsfield Parade

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PPTY WEB 2-343beaconsfieldparadestkildawest.com.au CONTACT Brett Hallam Greg Hocking

Albert Park 228 Danks Street

AUCTION Sat 11 May

Port Melbourne 131 Pickles Street

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Potential In Its Purest Form Almost impossible to discover so desirably close to the beach, this free standing Victorian of four principal rooms features a rear garden of rewarding dimensions. Poised for full scale renovation, offering tempting new home site scope on land 180sqm approx, STCA. The ultimate project property.

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PPTY WEB 228danksstreetalbertpark.com.au CONTACT Brett Hallam Bruce Warburton

Albert Park

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The picturesque façade of this period gem gives little clue as to the stunningly updated interior that lies within. It´s drop-dead gorgeous with sleek open-plan living/dining, fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms (BIRs), bathroom, covered deck, alfresco area/car space with ROW access, floorboards, air conditioner, ducted heating, fireplace & Euro laundry. Close to Albert Park, trams, beach, parks & the great shops & cafes in Bay Street.

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PPTY WEB 131picklesstreetportmelbourne.com.au CONTACT Warwick Gardiner 0438 308 555 Lucinda Catchlove 0412 931 933

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NICK JOHNSTONE

Brighton 5 Leslie Grove “Blair athol c. 1870” one of MelBourne’s finest estates on 3,372sqM approx. Join an elite coterie of custodians when you make “Blair Athol” c. 1870 part of your personal history. Secluded in a Brighton Beach cul-desac, this approx 3,372sqm estate comprises a Victorian mansion with converted stables, double garaging, tiled pool & floodlit court.Totalling 6 bedrooms & 5.5 bathrooms with grand formal rooms, relaxed family spaces & a 2-stry poolside entertainment complex, this grand property offers every luxury, every grace & every opportunity to make history.

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Brighton 3 Merton Avenue Inspiring design, vast land & north sun Architect designed as the ultimate empty-nest, this expansive up to 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, dual living home offers timeless contemporary design & cutting-edge future potential on the edge of the Golden Mile. Beside a 3-4 car garage on approx 883sqm/9505sqft of northerly land, this climate controlled home with granite kitchen, gas-fire, alarm & vacuum promises a privileged single-level lifestyle ... with inspiring potential for future extension or, perhaps, a complete repurposing & rebuild tomorrow. www.3.mertonavenuebrighton.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm Wed 12.15-12.45pm Halli Moore 0403 777 661 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 3

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Brighton 52 Cole Street Original period home adjacent Golden Mile A superior home of the 1920s, this substantial 3 bedroom solid-brick residence superbly situated adjacent the Golden Mile is perhaps Brighton´s greatest renovation opportunity today. Rich with period detail & featuring grand formal rooms, a well-positioned kitchen beside a central sitting-room & an updated bathroom beside the 3rd bedroom, the home is ideally suited to extend into around 7,590sqft/705sqm grounds. Heated & cooled with a brick garage & the bay in sight from the driveway, this is a renovation opportunity of rare ease & grace.

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Sat 18 May 12.30pm $1,700,000 - $1,900,000 Wed 2-2.30pm Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Leigh Hallamore 0418 310 724 Brighton 9592 8000 3

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Brighton 1 & 2/16-18 Collins Street Luxury Apartments on Collins Street - CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY Uniquely located in the quiet residential environment of Collins Street, this boutique development of 5 now has for release the remaining 2 ground floor apartments. These 18 + square apartments by James Rigney Architect include 2 double bedrooms, each with large ensuite, executive study and very spacious kitchen/family room spaces. Features include stone benches, timber veneer cabinetry and natural stone flooring. Basement parking for 2 cars with l/u storage and lift access. Secure on 5% deposit. www.1-2-16-18.collinsstreetbrighton.com

Private Sale Contact Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Office Brighton 9592 8000 2

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Brighton 69 Well Street 4 to 5 BRM Family Home metres to Church St One block from Church St on the beach side, this highset solid-brick late-period home offers a flexible 4 bedroom plus 2 study 3 bathroom floorplan graced with separate lounge & dining, a relaxed north-westerly family zone & a full-width 1st-flr master-suite with dual-vanity marble ensuite & WIR. Wonderfully comfortable with a granite & prestige appliance kitchen, heating, cooling & alarm, there´s scope to re-design as required & capitalise further on elevated grounds with a solar heated pool & double carport. Offering outstanding family value, this welllocated home has Church St.´s transport, restaurants & boutiques almost at the door & schools & the bay in easy reach. www.69.wellstreetbrighton.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 11 May 1.30pm $1,650,000 - $1,850,000 Wed 11.15-11.45am & Sat 1-1.30pm Brian Devlin 0419 395 241 Regina Schmidt 0438 659 128 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Brighton East 30 Centre Road Fine Californian with a family focus Beyond a traditional facade, this classic Californian Bungalow offers an accommodating twist on period living with 4 bedrooms plus a study, 2 bathrooms & 3 living zones - including a vast café blind-enclosed al fresco deck. Graced with fine formal rooms (including a baywindowed lounge) & expansive family living (incorporating a streamlined kitchen), this family-wise Californian has a master-suite (with WIR & a clever ensuite) to the front, children´s wing to the rear & a skylit study in-between. Centrally heated & alarmed with reverse-cycle airconditioning, fans & a double carport, this is periodperfect family living ...inside, outside & within easy reach of Brighton´s schools & shopping. www.30.centreroadbrightoneast.com

Auction Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 1.30pm Wed 1-1.30pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Brighton East 139 Thomas Street Family Sized Period Prize Gracious period home beautifully renovated with style & elegance situated in the heart of thriving Brighton East. A generous & flexible 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom floor plan set over two levels. Relax & enjoy 3 light filled living zones formal dining, classically appointed Bosch kitchen and family, huge lounge (rumpus room) with OFP step out to a stunning wrap around veranda & Mediterranean style entertainers deck, a fully tiled glittering pool & landscaped garden. Ground floor master suite with fully tiled ensuite & WIR, kids zone & spa bathroom upstairs. Fine period details including verandah fret work, heritage wall paneling and leadlight feature windows complete the charm and character of this classic family home. www.139.thomasstreetbrightoneast.com

Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm $900,000 - $,1000,000 Wed 12.15-12.45pm David Hart 0417 541 933 Stefan Whiting 0411 473 153 Brighton 9592 8000 4

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Sandringham 1 Gladstone Street Classic single-level family living! At a highly desired address, this Victorian-inspired 4 bedroom & study, 2 bathroom single-level home offers very modern living with zoned in-floor heating, gas-fire-warmed formal & family zones plus a children´s wing with a dedicated lounge. A Smeg and granite kitchen, overlooking meals and lounge area, al fresco dining, tranquil garden and second gabled double garage. A walk to schools, the Village, the bay & station. Inspired family living! www.1.gladstonestreetsandringham.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 12.30pm $1,350,000 - $1,450,000 Wed & Sat 2-2.30pm 76 J10 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Andrew Chisholm 0418 331 731 Sandringham 9598 8222 4

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Brighton 1/2 Dendy Street Auction Inspect Contact

Boutique beachside garden apartment A unique find in an exclusive group of only three, this 24 sq. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom garden apartment puts the focus on light & lush outlooks with living stretched out beside a deep westerly garden & a master domain stepping out to a walled courtyard. With a Stone, Miele & Ilve kitchen & fully-tiled Travertine bathrooms including a spa-ensuite, this lift-access home has every luxury including 3 basement car spaces & storage. Just steps to Dendy St beach, this is the ultimate single-level lifestyle opportunity. www.1-2.dendystreetbrighton.com

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Black Rock 7 Iona Street Panoramic presence ...& the full panorama! Panoramic presence meets bay panorama in this heated, air-con´d & alarmed 4 bedrm, 3 bathrm Hill home featuring fire-warmed library, grnd-flr living/dining with a Smeg & granite kitchen, soaring 1st-flr lounge, sublime grnd-flr master & nrthrly b´yard with tiled pool & 3 car garage. www.7.ionastreetblackrock.com

Black Rock 13 Red Bluff Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 12.30pm $1,490,000 - $1,590,000 Wed 2-2.30pm & Sat 11.45-12.15pm 85 K3 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 3 3

Sun, sand & an iconic address! Steps from the Red Buff clifftop at an iconic Golden Triangle address, this approx 7,960sqft/ 740sqm site comes with a rentable 3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom, dual living home with carport, a north-facing rear & unparalleled new home or development potential (subject to Council Approval). www.13.redbluffstreetblackrock.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 11 May 12.30pm $1,000,000 - $1,100,000 Wed 1-1.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm 85 J1 Mark Earle 0419 310 707 Andrew Campbell Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1+ 2

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Auction this Saturday

Brighton 93a Martin Street Single-level life by the Village Old Gardenvale´s original dairy, this unique property is now a state-of-the-art single-level 3 bedrm, 2 bathrm home with living facing north to a tiled pool & spa, a poolside master-suite, Miele kitchen, air-con, Stone b´tops & auto-garaging. City style edging Martin St Village. www.93a.martinstreetbrighton.com

Brighton 33 Whyte Street Auction Price Inspect Contact Office

Sat 25 May 11.00am $900,000 - $990,000 Wed 11-11.30am David Hart 0417 541 933 Tom Davidson 0488 017 500 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2 1

Brighton East 48 Glencairn Avenue Dream site between the Greens & the park Pace out the proximity to Dendy Park, keep the tall trees of Brighton GC in sight, check out the proximity to the South Rd schools & build your future! Perfectly proportioned & slightly elevated, this approx 700sqm site is ready to add value to your new home or townhouse dream STCA...while its rentable 3BR home pays its way! www.48.glencairnavenuebrightoneast.com

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Impressive living by the park Just 3 blocks to Church St, this classic heated & cooled 3 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom townresidence maximises carefree outdoor space with an awning-shaded courtyard & a room-sized al fresco area & features a granite & DieDietrich kitchen, video-intercom, vacuum, alarm & autogated garage.

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Sat 11 May 12.30pm Wed 11.15-11.45am & Sat 12-12.30pm Tony Tolhurst 0418 319 195 Bert Stewart 0418 350 199 Brighton 9592 8000 3 2.5 1

Hampton 4A Brand Street Sat 18 May 12.30pm $900,000-$990,000 Wed 1-1.30pm 77 A3 Simon Wood 0422 789 110 David Hart 0417 541 933 Brighton 9592 8000 3 1 2

Designer detail & detailed design! Setting the standard in streetfront style, this 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has a grnd-flr master, living on 2 levels, an al fresco area beside a glass-fenced tiled pool, a sleek Bosch kitchen & deluxe detail including C´Stone, marble, Oak floors, gas-fire & pillarless windows. www.4a.brandstreethampton.com

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Sat 25 May 11.30am $1,070,000 - $1,170,000 Wed 11.45-12.15pm & Sat 12.45-1.15pm 76 K8 Peter Hickey 0412 569 480 John Crouch 0407 819 074 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 2

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Hampton 89 David Street Sweeping frontage & a park perspective! Totalling around 9,250sqft/860sqm behind a sweeping approx 74´/22.5m frontage, this expansive property offers a unique park perspective - with a wide northerly rear boundary to Boss James Res & a well-proportioned 3 bedroom solid-brick home with carport & cellar. www.89.davidstreethampton.com

Hampton 8 Lagnicourt Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 10.30am $900,000 - $970,000 Wed 11-11.30am & Sat 10.15-10.45am 76 J7 Christian Hegarty 0409 449 948 Andrew Campbell Campbell 0419 366 545 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1 2

Hampton 90 Orlando Street Dig deep, build tall, be inspired! This compact property is Hampton´s best addressed low-maintenance home site. Call the Council, ring the architect, bring the builder & sweep away the existing seaside cottage ...& be rewarded with possible bay-views & an iconic address - 500m to the sand! www.90.orlandostreethampton.com

Cutting-edge meets period-perfect A rare find in this heritage precinct, this 4 bedrm & study, 2.5 bathrm Cal Bungalow stars a masterdomain with pool-access spa-bathroom, expansive family living with Miele, Neff & Stone kitchen, a vast 1st-flr kids´ zone & every extra inc garage... a few steps to Castlefield Reserve. www.8.lagnicourtstreethampton.com

Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 1 June 12.30pm $1,550,000 - $1,650,000 Sat 12.30-1pm 76 H4 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2+ 3

Hampton 2/23 Teddington Road Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 2.30pm $590,000 - $620,000 Wed 2.45-3.15pm & Sat 11.30-12pm 76 F5 Richard Slade 0419 588 873 Bill Jowett 0421 052 150 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 1 1

Superior single-level solution! In a serene northerly rear position, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has every element for successful single-level living including a Miele & C´Stone kitchen, a fully-tiled ensuite, heating/aircon, alarm , endless storage, dble garage & sandstone-paved gardens with tank. www.2-23.teddingtonroadhampton.com

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Sat 25 May 2.30pm $840,000 - $920,000 Wed & Sat 11-11.30am 76 J5 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 3 2 2

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Hampton 1 Teddington Road Great family plan and gorgeous gardens! Completely perfect with formal, north-facing family & al fresco areas, this 4 bedroom & study, 2 bathroom home is the complete package with an Ilve kitchen, CaesarStone, Brushbox flooring, heating, cooling, vac & an additional work-fromhome office in lush landscaped gardens. www.1.teddingtonroadhampton.com

Highett 5 Sydenham Street Auction Price Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 18 May 1.30pm $1,290,000 - $1,390,000 Wed 12.30-1pm & Sat 1.15-1.45pm 76 J5 Scott Hamilton 0414 705 486 Brydie Hamilton 0421 177 484 Sandringham 9598 8222 4 2 2

Port Melbourne 32 Beacon Vista The best of Beacon Cove This stunning, stunning, contemporary contemporaryhome homepresents presentsthe the best of two worlds worlds with with Bay Baystreet, street,light lightrail railand andthe beach a walk away, whilewhile coupled with with privacy and the beach a walk away, coupled security and in this coveted enclave. Blessed with privacy security in this coveted enclave. insightfulwith architecture quality workmanship, Blessed insightfuland architecture and quality the striking, well appointed residence features 3 workmanship, the striking, well appointed bedrooms,features formal and informal rooms a full residence 3 bedrooms, formaland and complement of modern informal rooms and a fullamenities‌.have it all! www.32.beaconvistaportmelbourne.com www.32.beaconvistaportmelbourne.com

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Modernist style for a modern family Showcasing cutting-edge architect design, this 5Star rated 4 bedroom & study, 2.5 bathroom, 3 zone home offers a vast north-facing formal zone, family living upstairs & down, an Ilve kitchen, polished concrete, solar hot-water, r/c air-con & a double auto-garage...close to schools & bus. www.5.sydenhamstreethighett.com

Auction Inspect Mel Ref Contact Office

Sat 25 May 1.30pm Sat 1-1.30pm & Sun 12.30-1pm 77 B10 Sharon Quick 0417 553 893 Adam Gillon 0418 313 354 Hampton East 9555 0622 4 2 2

St Kilda West 91 Park Street Sat 18 May 11.30am POA Wed & Sat as advertised or By Appointment 56 K3 Karl Gillon 0411 746 746 Eva Cumming 0400 955 184 Albert Park 9699 5155 2+ 2 3

Completely comfortable today, offering a brilliant basis for further updating and extending, this three bedroom Edwardian´s appeal is just one block from the beach. Central living and separate kitchen/dining reveal pleasing, previously renovated quality before the rear garden provides rewarding scope for the future. www.91.parkstreetstkildawest.com

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Sat 25 May 11.00am $975,000 - $1,025,000 By Appointment Matthew Young 0403 313 839 Rohan White 0408 504 448 St Kilda 9536 7222 3 1

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Elwood | 144 Ormond Road & 4 Pine Avenue Expressions of Interest Iconic corner development site at the gateway to the Elwood village formerly operating as the Elwood RSL club. • Approximately 1404sqm • Access from 3 sides • Zoned Business Zone 1 & Residential Zone 1 • Potential for a wide variety of uses limited by your own imagination (STCA) • Blue chip commercial/residential beach locale.

Expressions of Interest: 29th May 5.00pm Guide: Price on Application Contact: Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Sam Gamon 0425 702 574 Andrew Vandermeer 0403 193 007

Elwood | 13 Cyril Street

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Glorious free-standing 5 BEDROOM family home This stylish blend of modern elegance and period beauty, tailored for the family who want the luxury & ease of spacious open-plan living. Picturesque freestanding 5 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home including private parents retreat, offering expansive period rooms with high ceilings, drenched by natural light & opening onto a low maintenance garden in which lush & established gardens provide a peaceful & private setting. Secure off street parking via rear access, highly sought orientation and positioned in a peaceful & tightly held quiet street create the perfect secluded bayside family home. Elwood Primary School zone, Roof storage, Ducted gas heating, air-conditioning & tree house to delight the children. Families will love the parks, riding & walking paths, access to transport and proximity to schools & inner city attractions.

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Saturday 18th May 1.00pm $1,570,000 - $1,650,000 Torsten Kasper 0428 454 181 Kylie Hill 0415 742 942

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Lavish Living with Frontage to Tree-Lined Wilton Grove! (Enter via Wilton Grove) 3 brand new designer town residences from Neil Architecture with individual roof terraces, secure parking and dramatic frontages to Wilton Grove with direct access to Taggart’s lane (100 metres approx to the beach). • Cutting edge kitchen with Smeg appliances, integrated dishwasher, soft closing cabinetry, stone benches & built-in Liebherr fridge • American Oak timber floors • Air-conditioning/heating • Stunning bathrooms with under floor programmable heating • Open-plan living room features huge opening windows • Double glazed windows & strategically placed louver windows for brilliant cross ventilation

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597 Balcombe Rd, Black Rock 9589 3133

Contact: Len Sharp 0418 323 928 Nick Jones 0421 839 425

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Room to grow This charming 2 bed Victorian home sits on a generous allotment of over 200m2 of land, and still retains many of its period features, wonderful high ceilings with decorative cornices & ceiling roses, impressive pressed metal ceiling, and 4 fireplaces in total. Ideally positioned, with the wonderful grassy open spaces of Walter reserve just 100m down the street & Bay Street shops & cafes around the corner. Auction: Saturday 11th May 12.00pm Guide: $740,000 - $780,000

Contact: Daen Ziegler 0403 268 186 Joseph Allan 0413 247 525

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The Ultimate Entertainer with a Wow Factor So much space! So much style! So much light! You will love the tree top vistas and corner position of this impressive 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. A northerly aspect provides glorious natural light and there are stunning views from every window, even an uninterrupted distant city view. A well designed floor plan spans over 103 square meters approx. Auction: Saturday 25th May 12.00pm Guide: $650,000 - $690,000

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Elegant art deco boutique block of 4: BRIGHTON-LE-SANDS Enjoy a wonderful sense of privacy, leafy aspects & abundant light in this sophisticated, renovated 2 bedroom art deco apartment with balcony and undercover off street parking, boasting a secure & highly desirable first floor position offering bright generously proportioned living spaces & tree top vistas. Auction: Saturday 25th May 12.00pm Guide: $530,000 - $580,000

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ST KILDA 11 VICTORIA STREET PRIZED VICTORIAN IN PREMIER POSITION Built in the late 1800s and now after 63 years in the same family the instructions are to sell! • Brilliantly restored to reflect the charm of yesteryear whilst delivering on all of the comforts of today and tomorrow. Standing proud, it is gracious, elevated, light filled and has a picture book facade • Consisting of three generous bedrooms, master with stunning ensuite bathroom, the property features rear open plan living, a

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BRIGHTON EAST 3/12A GLENIFFER AVENUE AFFORDABLE VILLA UNIT BEACH SIDE OF HWY This smartly presented retro style unit in a block of 4 ticks all the boxes for affordable Bayside living. • Floor to ceiling north facing windows bathe the open-plan living/dining room in natural light • Neatly appointed kitchen with breakfast bar • Two good-size bedrooms with BIR’s • Bathroom, separate toilet, large laundry Carport, polished hardwood floors, freshly painted inside & out. Great position: Dendy Park, Hampton St shops, public transport, cafes & the beach.

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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Original freestanding Victorian residence to renovate on large, north-facing allotment with secure off-street parking for 3 cars. • 3 large bedrooms • Spacious lounge, functional kitchen and bathroom • Baltic pine floorboards, OFPs & high ceilings • Huge backyard - easy access from side driveway • Land 11.89m X 20.21m (approx) In comfortable order throughout yet providing a opportunity to improve/extend/develop (STCA).

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Council intends to lease 63b Ormond Esplanade, Elwood shown on the plan below as ‘63b Ormond Esplanade, Elwood’, to Lady Forster Kindergarten Incorporated on the following terms:

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Interested persons are invited to make a written submission to Council. Submissions on this proposal will be considered in accordance with Section 223 of the Act. Submissions must be received by Friday 7 June 2013 and are to be addressed to the City of Port Phillip, Private Bag 3, PO St Kilda,VIC 3182, or delivered to the St Kilda Town Hall, corner Brighton Road and Carlisle Street.

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Public Notices

Planning and Environment Act 1987 Port Phillip Planning Scheme Notice of Preparation of Amendment Amendment C106 Authorisation AO2517 The Port Phillip City Council has prepared Amendment C106 to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme.

63b Ormond Esplanade Elwood

After considering all submissions, Council will decide whether or not to lease the land to Lady Forster Kindergarten Incorporated for the stated purpose. Enquiries: Kenny Wright on telephone 03 9209 6714.

The land affected by the Amendment is the St Kilda Triangle and the Palais Theatre, which is the land bound by Jacka Boulevard, Cavell Street and The Esplanade in St Kilda. The amendment proposes to implement the St Kilda Triangle 2012 framework to provide for the integrated renewal of the St Kilda Triangle and the Palais Theatre by: • amending the Local Planning Policy Framework to implement policy directions of St Kilda Triangle 2012 (Clauses 21.04, 21.05, 21.06 & 22.09) • replacing the existing Schedule 3 to the Special Use Zone (SUZ3) with a new Schedule that applies the land use and development requirements of St Kilda Triangle 2012 to the site (Clause 37.01 Schedule 3) • applying a Design and Development Overlay (DDO 24) to the site to implement the built form requirements of St Kilda Triangle 2012 (Clause 43.02 Schedule 24) • removing the Development Plan Overlay (DPO1) from the site (Clause 43.04 & Schedule 1) • updating the reference to the Incorporated Document St Kilda Foreshore Urban Design Framework, 2002 (revised 2012) (Clause 81.01 Schedule) and • including St Kilda Triangle 2012 as an Incorporated Document to the Port Phillip Planning Scheme (Clause 81.01 Schedule). The replacement Schedule to the Special Use Zone (SUZ3) reinstates third party notification and appeal rights for planning permit applications on the St Kilda Triangle and Palais Theatre. You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:

Any person making a submission and requesting to be heard in support of their written submission is entitled to appear in person, or may be represented by a person acting on their behalf, before an Ordinary Meeting of Council in June 2013.

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Port Phillip City Council Municipal Offices: • Port Melbourne Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne • South Melbourne Town Hall, 208-220 Bank Street, South Melbourne • St Kilda Town Hall, Corner Carlisle Street and Brighton Road, St Kilda. Strategic Planning Officers are available at the St Kilda Town Hall to assist with enquiries. Library • St Kilda Library, 150 Carlisle Street, St Kilda. The amendment may also be viewed online at: Port Phillip City Council website: www.portphillip.vic.gov.au/planning_amendments.htm Department of Planning and Community Development website: www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/publicinspection Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is Thursday 13 June 2013. A submission must be sent to: Coordinator - Strategic Planning Port Phillip City Council Private Bag 3 PO St Kilda, VIC 3182


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