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bRIefs COUnCIL eLeCTIOn ResULTs Whitehorse and Manningham have voted in new councillors, following municipal elections over the weekend. Details of your newly-chosen councils are available at the Victorian Electoral Commission website and we will report full details of the results and personalities in next week’s TWR. About 190,000 voters in Whitehorse and Manningham were eligible to vote. \ CenTRe UPGRADe The state government will spend $200,000 to improve footpaths, signage, lighting and disability access at Doncaster’s Jackson Court Shopping Centre. This will be added to $350,000 already promised by Manningham Council. The works are expected to begin next year. The funding is a boost to the centre’s traders, who have spent much of the year campaigning for a supermarket to be built – plans that were shelved when Woolworths, which leases the Dan Murphy’s Jackson Court site, threatened to sue the council. \ PeRMITs PeRMITTInG An application for a $45 million apartment complex of 308 apartments at 180-200 Reynolds Road, Doncaster East, was lodged with Manningham Council on October 22. \
ResIDenTs RALLY AGAInsT sewAGe PLAnT DOnCAsTeR A controversial sewage treatment plant in the middle of residential Doncaster is back on the agenda following the release of an Evironmental Protection Authority report, which supports the proposal. The plant, proposed by Yarra Valley Water for a site on Tram Road Reserve, was rejected by Manningham councillors in August after intense lobbying by local residents. But the EPA study, which began before the councillors’ decision, opens the way for Yarra Valley Water to use compulsory acquisition laws to take control of the 600-square-metre site and overrule the council’s decision. While the EPA does not have the power to green light the plant, its approval is necessary before the plans can go ahead. Despite residents’ fears that the plant would be unsafe, the EPA said it would approve Yarra Valley Water’s design on the condition that a second carbon filter be installed at the plant to prevent odours escaping in case of a malfunction. The EPA also required that other “fail-safe mechanisms” be improved to ensure any malfunctions would be detected immediately. Yarra Valley Water welcomed the EPA report and was “reviewing our options on
Angry: Doncaster residents, including Fiona Scott (centre), are fighting a proposed sewage treatment plant slated to be built near their homes. (KRiSTiAn SCOTT)
how to proceed”, said Sam Austin, sustainable development manager. “The decision by the EPA demonstrates that the proposals for the recycled water treatment plant were sound,” he said. “The more we do this for new developments
and urban renewal projects across Melbourne, the better placed Melbourne will be for managing inevitable future droughts.” But a group of about 200 nearby residents has argued that the proposed plant, located only 22 metres from the nearest home, poses
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health risks and will be noisy. Neighbouring Whitehorse council also opposes the plan. Doncaster resident John Alway said the residents group will lodge a formal objection to VCAT and would try to have the EPA report struck out. “We are certainly not quitting,” he said. “Residents thought this had been put to bed when the council voted, but the EPA have chosen not to do the right thing. The residents don’t want the plant and the councils don’t either.” The group was expected to meet last Thursday evening to plan their next move. If built, the plant will have the capacity to pump non-drinking water to 4000 homes in the Doncaster Hill precinct for use in toilet flushing, laundry and outdoor watering. Doncaster Hill would be the first urban development in Australia to incorporate Class A recycled water. An additional pipe for the water has already been built into three apartment towers. The plant will be able to treat 547,000 litres of sewage a day, producing 350,000 litres of recycled water. A 15-metre air vent will release 100,000 cubic metres of emissions a day, although Yarra Valley Water said it does not expect odours to affect neighbours, surrounding
land or the Koonung Creek. In 2008, Manningham Council chief executive Lydia Wilson signed a memorandum of understanding with the managing directors of Melbourne Water and Yarra Valley Water, with the parties agreeing to work together on water-saving projects for Doncaster Hill. Two years later, the council adopted recommendations that required recycled water to be included in all new Doncaster Hill developments. Former councillor David Ellis criticised some of his former fellow councillors for agreeing to vote on the plant before the EPA released its report. “They were influenced by a well-intentioned, but uninformed vocal minority,” Mr Ellis said. “Normally you make a decision once you have the information, not before you have the facts. The plan for using recycled water was an entirely responsible plan on behalf of the council. It was unfortunate to see it was de-railed so irresponsibly.’’ \ KRISTIAN SILVA firstname.lastname@example.org have your say
mo’ than a feeling Luke Hennessy will lock away his razor for the next month to take part in men’s health initiative Movember. The 22-year-old from Burwood and a group of 10 mates are aiming to raise more than $1000 and will grow moustaches in the hope of increasing awareness for prostate cancer and depression. After participating in his first Movember in 2011, Hennessy reckons that this (STeve LIgHTf ooT) year he’s got his best facial hair growth ahead of him and thinks his moustache could be a centimetre long by the end of the month. “It goes through a phase between weeks two and three where you get really itchy, but then it chills out a bit for the last week. Last year, I didn’t like it going in my mouth when I was eating,” he said. While Hennessy said he enjoyed growing the mo for a bit of fun, he also believes it is important to raise awareness about men’s health issues. “If you compare discussions about prostate cancer to talk about breast cancer, the awareness isn’t out there as much. It’s very rare to hear someone bring it up in conversation,” he said. Last year, 854,000 people around the world participated in Movember, raising $124 million for programs focused on men’s health. \
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DoNcaSter \ FitZSimmoNS laNe Police are appealing for information following a car-jacking in Doncaster on October 19. Detective Senior Constable Jason Stewart from the Box Hill Embona unit said two 19-year-olds were driving along FitzSimmons Lane in Doncaster about 9pm when they asked a man for directions. He climbed in the back seat and began to direct them, but then held the victims at knifepoint. The offender stole phones and the car, which was found a short distance away. The offender was 175 centimetres tall, aged 25 to 30, with a solid build and wearing a black top. \ DoNcaSter \ KalimNa creSceNt A seven-metre boat was stolen from a Doncaster home on October 22, police say. The 2008 Sea-doo Challenger, which had been stored at a home in Kalimna Crescent, was attached to the back of a vehicle and driven away between 9am and 1.30pm. Manningham Detective Senior Constable Anthony Downes said the owner was selling the boat online and provided the address for a prospective buyer to inspect it. He said the theft highlighted the risks of providing too many details when selling items on the internet. The boat has a blue hull, white topsides, boat registration of PB598 and trailer registration of U52167. \
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NUNaWaDiNG / blacKbUrN Drugs from pharmacies in Nunawading and Blackburn have been stolen in unrelated incidents. On October 22 at 7.50pm, a woman claiming she had a gun held up a Nunawading pharmacy and stole packets of pseudoephedrine before fleeing south on Springvale Road. On October 21, a male burglar smashed his way into a pharmacy in South Parade, Blackburn, with a crowbar or a sledgehammer, police said. Thirty boxes of cold and flu tablets were taken. \
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Ambulance Victoria’s Burwood station has been implicated in the drug theft scandal that has rocked the agency, while two paramedics have been stood down. Sources have revealed that the station on Burwood Highway is one of several in the eastern suburbs where vials of the powerful and highly addictive painkiller Fentanyl have been drained and replaced with tap water. Ambulance insiders say the alleged tampering highlights security flaws at the “peak period unit” station, which is staffed for a maximum of 12 hours a day and does not have an on-call night shift. Similar peak period unit stations nearby include Doncaster and Kew. Vials of the drug were kept at the Burwood station in an electronic safe, accessible to anyone with a security card given to all paramedics. Insiders say Burwood is susceptible to drug tampering because it has no permanent staff. An experienced eastern suburbs paramedic – who did not want to be named – said crews were puzzled by how the drug tampering was not detected immediately, given the details of each person who accessed the safe were logged. “The risk at night is absolutely a major problem. There are lots of other stations where nobody is there after hours,” he said.
Fentanyl is 100 times more powerful than morphine and can be highly addictive. It has claimed at least 15 Victorian lives this year. Ambulance Victoria said drug thefts were rare and its stations ‘‘have very good surveillance and controls’’. “If an individual is determined to misappropriate the pharmacology available, they will unfortunately do whatever they can to circumvent security measures,’’ AV regional services general manager Tony Walker said. Two weeks ago, The Age revealed that hundreds of Fentanyl vials had been tampered with or gone missing from AV stations across Victoria. AV responded by replacing the vials’ plastic caps with metal ones. Two male paramedics – one from Donvale and one from South Melbourne – have been stood down, questioned by police and released pending a summons application. The Weekly Review is not suggesting there is evidence linking them to alleged thefts at Burwood. AV and Victoria Police would neither confirm nor deny any Fentanyl thefts at Burwood, saying they would not comment about specific sites. Police said they were “investigating allegations of theft from a number of Ambulance Victoria response stations”. \ KRISTIAN SILVA firstname.lastname@example.org
A young firefighter from Sweden is hoping that experience gained working with Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade will help him land a dream job back home. Gustav Kniif, 22, is doing an internship at the Burwood fire station and will also spend time at other MFB sites until Christmas. Already he has had to contend with fires, heroin overdoses, gas leaks and car crashes, including this one (pictured) which took place minutes before a planned photo shoot at the Burwood station. “The difference in Sweden is that we go to firefighters’ school for two years and only then we can apply for a job,” Kniif says. He says he is enjoying the camaraderie and station banter, and while many firefighter duties are the same the world over, Australia has one thing he is unlikely to experience back home: “The reason Australia is interesting is because of the huge bushfires. That’s something we can’t imagine in Sweden.” \ Kristian silva
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letters to the editor Zoo is part of a network of 150 zoos involving 856 gorillas. In a perfect world, gorillas would live long, happy lives in the bush, but in our highly flawed reality, our band-aid measure is doing the best we can. And please, always recycle your mobile phones. helen / via email
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\ here’s nothing like with increasing a party pooper. Listening agitation last week record for animal radio’s celebratio to ABC Local care and research, n of 150 to animal conservat Zoo, I realised is dedicated I was something years of the Melbourne the interests of community. Hence ion and is greatly loved by the celebration: like the bad witch the animals first, the not me being the misery ways for us to observe and only then find the party. festivities but the the one raining down curses at guts at them, they are The thoughtful and happy heart, one who could not join in with on the What is it about not immoral.” and highly profession full the the Melbourne that elephants are animals behind bars? I find al employees I just don’t have one with nothing to celebrate. Zoo would argue it bizarre asked to live in that they do just without hesitationof me, deeply. I only the gene for zoos. They depress relatively small just so I can see this, spaces them up close. limited space affordedbut I find it hard to see that their elaborate, have to walk in through I feel less concerned about, say, the festive the big cats and butterflies – but example, achieves I focus on the basic gates and immediately “Captivity they reallytheneed the primates, for lions? Tigers? Do meaning of gates, to and strength they this when we know with what bars, enclosures just for me? Isn’t be in inner-city Melbourne is for me speed move great distances – and captivity this habitat. animal oppression troubling concept. is for me a The open-rang worst kind? a troubling of the e zoo at Werribeein their natural to achieving this One of my earliest comes closest You could shoot state, and is my concept.” memories is of holes as wide as preferred I may wet, black lump be seeing place. very cannonba a much of lls through my wonder if technolog alone in this anxiety, and concrete in what animal lying motionless on argument I am a carnivore, I y will come to my so what does that , of course: There is little of barren enclosure:seemed an appallingly small and aid in the future. my handwrin say about the already, in glorious animal world that can’t be creature alive. It’s it was a hippo, and to me the Jewish writer Isaacging over animal captivity? The seen saddest high-definition Attenborough’s once said “all people Bashevis Singer, a vegetarian projection, but probably just my own psycholog colour, in David superb I see , ical online animal libraries, body of work; now virtual eternal Treblinka are Nazis: for the animals almost every animalsomething of that forlorn hippo it is an zoos, webcams in the in and satellite systems that has pulled ”, and this has been the one argument It must be said, behind bars. wild me up will bring me – however – and young member – that the Melbourn The animal rights short in my omnivore ways. and a curious I am happy to say of activist, Peter Singer, it these extraordin the family – closer and closer that most zoos outstandingly over e Zoo has improved its amenities has argued to ary creatures without are the years, has an to be shipped halfway animals only for immoral because they confine them having unimpeachable around the world viewing pleasure. contrary to their our amusement in ways that are for our interests. “But if In the meantime zoos really put I know I’m missing something, but out on we welcom I e your feedbac this side of those can find no easy place for myself k » www.thew bars. \ on eeklyreview.com.au /mouthing-off Follow Virginia on Twitter @latrioli
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agree with Virginia Trioli about zoos, up to a point (‘‘How the zoo logic escapes me’’, TWR, October 24). Zoos can be depressing, freerange animals should be running free and lions and tigers should be off eating free-range gazelles as much as their tummies can allow. But very often zoos also serve a purpose, albeit a sad one. Many well-run zoos around the world serve as breeding populations for dwindling species such as gorillas. Melbourne’s zoo is part of such a program for western lowland gorillas, critically endangered due to human encroachment on their territory and mining for coltran, used in mobile phones. Well managed, such breeding programs provide a vital gene pool to keep these species viable. Melbourne
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Mitcham house prices are among the fastest growing in Melbourne (Mitcham median jumps, TWR, Oct 24). Let’s not pop the champagne corks just yet. How long will it be before our greedy council uses the increase to bump up our rates. aRThuR/ via email dirty tricks ■ Thank goodness the local council elections are nearly over for another four years. What an unedifying display
Bowled oVer ■ OK, it’s great the Blackburn, Blackburn North, Mitcham, and Heatherdale bowls clubs got to play on state Parliament’s greens (‘‘Rolly, pollies, TWR, October 24). Good for them, but who else has access? I bridle at the term ‘‘rarely open to the public’’ to describe these greens. Why are they rarely open to the public? Is there such a parliamentary demand that they are full of pollies popping out for a quick end? Does anyone know of a bowls-mad politician who likes nothing better than to don their
whites and send down a curly one on their down time? Or is it they are rarely open because they are rarely used? If so, why is prime inner-city land like this being locked away? Please someone tell me, otherwise my devious mind might just jump to the conclusion that once again our parliamentarians are enjoying privileges far above their value, or there is a massive land wastage going on. I can think of several better causes for such land than parliamentarians playing bowls. Bill / via email
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■ Whatever the make-up of the new council, I fervently hope they can all work together for the better of the municipality. I for one am tired of the in-fighting and personal attacks that can only detract from work at hand – making Manningham a better community. Councillors, here’s my advice, it’s not about you. If you are planning to use your term on council to boost your ego, follow a political bent or engage in petty personal bickering, take a deep breath and look at the bigger picture. Manningham needs leadership and integrity, not tiresome, time-consuming squabbles. I guess what I am trying to say is play the ball, not the man. audRey / via email
of dirty tricks, smear tactics and double dealing we’ve been treated to over the past few weeks. Federal and state politics may have their fair share of clowns, liars and misogynists, but local council elections take pollies behaving badly to a whole new level. Maybe it’s time we took a long hard look at whether we really need this third level of government and whether our local councillors are really worth the money we ratepayers spend on them. david/ via email
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was only half joking the other night when I said, and for them it was not nearly as horrifying a prospect at the launch of a book about arranged marriages, as Sushi thought: their own marriage had been arranged that when you consider the terrible choices and the and, anyway, love wasn’t a thunderbolt – it grew over bad boyfriends we select in our early years – and the time, and it would for her. trauma and tears that follow – and when you then see Sushi, when I met her in the ’90s, was like any your daughters make the same awful mistakes, you modern, educated woman: feisty, opinionated, could do worse than get together with your best funny and in command of her destiny. The and most-loved friends and betroth your kids realisation that she had come this close to Not to each other at birth. At least you’d like the “married off” against her will was everyone gets being in-laws. astounding. This, in modern Britain? the happy I was speaking at the book launch of Well, of course in Britain – and here, and ending Deranged Marriage, written by my old friend elsewhere– and we are naïve if we don’t realise and Age colleague, Sushi Das – a funny and that this and other forms of female subjugation moving memoir of her young life as the daughter still goes on, particularly in the countries from of Indian parents who migrated to Britain and were where these immigrants come. Sushi wants her book determined that she be married off to a “suitable boy” to be seen as the mildest example of a deeply sexist selected by them. It was a prospect that filled her practice. with horror and blighted her young life with constant According to evidence given to a Senate inquiry anxiety. this year into marriage visas, and republished in The Her parents never quite saw it that way. To them it was Australian, 227 prospective marriage visas were granted simply what was expected of a dutiful daughter. There to migrants aged 17 – most of them girls – between 2006 was nothing onerous in the expectation – she could and last year. Another 515 migrants were aged 18 at the always say no until they found her the one she liked – time they were granted a visa.
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According to the figures, slightly more than 2 per cent of the 34,025 migrants granted visas in the past six years to marry an Australian were only 17 or 18 at the time, including 28 teenagers who married an Australian twice their age. Another dear friend and colleague, Sarah Ferguson, of ABC TV’s Four Corners also exposed the frightening reality of this practice in Australia, with her report Without Consent, about a young Pakistan-Australian woman who was unwittingly and unwillingly taken back to Pakistan to be married off against her will. The reluctance of the local community here to intervene and help her was for me the most alarming part of the program. Sushi’s life was different: her parents, while raditional, were not coercive, and after a huge struggle she was free to make her own choices, her own mistakes. She is married with a gorgeous daughter, Lotus, and is happy. Her book is a reminder that not everyone gets the happy ending she does; that female subjugation still comes in many forms, even now in contemporary Australia. \
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“But at the same time I needed to step away from running then. I knew nothing else and I needed to know what life was like for the normal Joe Blow. I wanted to know what it was like to not have to be so disciplined, to not run every day. “Looking back, I should’ve retired straight after the Olympics in 2000. It wasn’t until three years later though that I realised my heart wasn’t in it. I no longer had the desire to win, or to even try to win any more. “But I definitely struggled after retiring. Oh my God! All of a sudden you wake up after 17 years of this pattern … all my life I was surrounded by people who expected me to run, and I felt safe with that, comfortable with that. And then all of a sudden – what are the expectations? “You really don’t know who you are any more. You still have your name and your family but you are sorting out other relationships around you because people react to your successes, and you wonder if they are reacting to you or to the success you’ve achieved. So you’re figuring out who’s who in the zoo. My family was a constant but when you move out of the only life you’ve known, it’s tricky.” Her family helped Freeman make that transition, along with her husband, James Murch. The couple married in April 2009 and their happiness was capped by the arrival of Ruby, now 15 months old. Her husband and daughter are flying to New York to support her and to fit in a family holiday. “At first, my husband thought it was strange that I set such a monumental task quite soon after having our baby. But he’s been my biggest cheerleader. When I’m training, my husband is usually minding our little girl,” she says. “I’m feeling a little nervous but I’m excited to be a part of the marathon more than anything. It’s the fear of the unknown that gets to me the most. Attempting anything new can be a little daunting.” What will be going through her mind as she’s on the starting line? In her mind’s eye, she says, she’ll visualise the broad smiles of more than 600 children on Palm Island, Queensland. Freeman is running to raise money for the Cathy Freeman Foundation, which supports the education of indigenous children on Palm Island. She hopes to raise $50,000 to provide literacy packs for the kids. “My mother was always telling me ‘don’t ever forget where
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t’s a bright but chilly day in Brighton. Catherine Freeman arrives at Brighton Baths right on time for our interview and photo shoot. Windswept and devoid of make-up, she looks fit, healthy and every inch the focused marathon runner. “Is this going to be OK? I don’t worry about my hair and make-up or putting a lot of effort into what I wear. These days it’s what’s available, and what’s clean?” she says, laughing. For the past six months Freeman has had her mind on other things. She has rediscovered the passion she had when she won the 400 metres gold medal at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. She has rediscovered her love of running and is busy juggling caring for the toddler who has changed her life with six hours or so of rigorous training every week. Freeman has become a familiar tracksuited figure around the beachside suburbs she calls home and she recently completed her longest ever run of 30 kilometres. The reason? On November 4, Freeman will be one of thousands of runners under starter’s orders at the New York Marathon. Not a bad effort for a woman who gained 20 kilograms during her pregnancy, who has asthma and was more recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, and who had her first child only 15 months ago. “It was a personal thing – triggered by the loss of loved ones in my family. When my stepfather passed away in April this year, well, there’s the process of grief,” she says quietly. “And I think at times like that, it’s important to be aware of what makes you happy, to try and empower yourself with positive things like eating well, exercise, surrounding yourself with people who want to help you. “And a marathon has been on my bucket list since I was a 12-year-old wee lass in my parents’ lounge room in Mackay watching Rob de Castella. I remember being that little girl watching him win the 1982 Commonwealth Games marathon and seeing how tough and tenacious he was. That memory has always been in my head. He was a superhero to me.” But it has been hard work for Freeman, 39, to rediscover her fitness after retiring from competitive sport in 2003. “I had gotten out of the habit of exercising and my food plan wasn’t fantastic. In fact, there wasn’t really any plan,” she says, laughing.
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Catherine Freeman feels most at home when she’s running – and out of the spotlight. SARAH MARINoS meets a woman determined to make life better for young, underprivileged Australians.
you are from’, and she was born on Palm Island. So I travelled there a lot, but, as a kid, I didn’t realise that Palm Island was the fourth-most disadvantaged community in Australia. It was just where my family lived,” she says. “I’ve always been mindful not to forget where my roots are. I got to the Olympics and enjoyed the success that comes with that, but it’s important to me to feel grounded and attached to my roots. And I just believe all kids should be able to travel a similar journey to me and to have an education and opportunities.” What will she do after she crosses the finishing line? “I’ll be looking for my family,” says Freeman, her face smiling widely at the mere thought of her little girl. “And then I’ll definitely be needing a massage, definitely. I think my husband will be the main caregiver for Ruby that day because I won’t be able to walk.” Twelve years after she lit the Olympic torch in Sydney, Freeman’s instantly recognisable face still attracts attention. Away from the corporate events and the camera she’s quiet and modest and she’s genuinely surprised when asked how she feels being an inspiration to other kids. Just as de Castella left a lasting impression on her as a 12-year-old in Mackay, Freeman is an icon to many other young Australians. “Geez, d’you think? That’s a really good way to look at it. That makes me feel really good about myself,” she says. “It’s hard for me to imagine that.” Once the marathon is behind her, Freeman is looking forward to a return to the routine family life she relishes – shopping, heading to the beach on a sunny day, going to cafés, fitting in the odd pedicure and updating her baby diary, interspersed with business meetings and corporate events. “When the sun’s shining, my husband, daughter and I head to the beach. I like an early night and I like cooking new recipes because I never know what the results are going to be,” she says, laughing. Then she takes a quick look at her watch. It’s lunchtime and Freeman’s got an important date – with a little girl who has stolen the Olympian’s heart. \ email@example.com we welcome your feedback @
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t first blush Virginia Plain might seem like any other funky CBD dining room offering designer plates and dishy drinks. But three things mark
it apart. The most obvious is its size – a 440-square-metre behemoth, bathed in light from three walls of windows, richly timbered and decorated with shiny copper lampshades, translucent stone sconces and a curious triptych featuring bodies spattered in red. A waiter proudly informs us this is “the biggest dining room in the CBD”. That may or may not be so, but the room comfortably seats 150 either at tables or at the 18-metre long bar so, yes, it is quite vast. Then there’s the chef, Andy Harmer, who arrived here via Vue de Monde, where he spent several years as Shannon Bennett’s right-hand man. You don’t need to fret about whether he can cook. The third and possibly most compelling asset of Virginia Plain is the Tuesday-night set menu – four courses, with four matching wines, for $75. Given you could pay almost that much for four vinos at any number of city restaurants, the food’s effectively free. Sort of. My logic’s probably dodgy but I do know great value when I see it. The first outing here is a weekday lunch. I arrive early, weak from hunger, and rush-order a bowl of smoked-ham macaroni and cheese. It arrives promptly – I’m the only customer at this stage, so the kitchen’s cooking for one – and the comforting bowl of cheesy porky pasta swiftly revives my flagging spirits. There’s some very tame WA truffle in there too that barely distracts from the primary pleasures of mac and cheese. My date appears bang on time and we settle in to entrées of rabbit terrine – suitably rustic in flavour, served on a board with some blackened sourdough and a pickle of swede and apple – and a salad of crisp Jerusalem artichoke slices camouflaged by a spinney of lettuce leaves. A cep purée and some hazelnuts liven up things a little. The lunch special, pan-fried bream with a butter and caper sauce, is crisp on top, luscious in the centre and sits on a pool of mash that leans more towards Paris than Melbourne. It’s thoroughly satisfying fish. The wagyu’s also very good, cooked perfectly medium-rare pink inside with a restrained crust of fat. It comes with a peppy parsley, garlic and butter sauce, a simple cress and fennel salad to one side and some hand-cut chips. Nothing too fancy or Vue de Monde-y – just great ingredients, precise cooking and a sharp sense of what tastes good together. I head back on a Tuesday night for the special menu, keen to test its value. (There’s a slightly less bounteous offer at other times – four courses without wine for $55, or seven for $89.) Virginia Plain is livelier at night with mood lighting and music pumping from the seven boom-box speakers riveted to the ceiling. The restaurant’s named after a Roxy Music tune but tonight the playlist is Patti Smith, Kate Bush and Concrete Blonde. Eclectic. The meal begins with a small sack of warm sourdough, crusty outside and soft inside. The debut dish is announced as “the egg course” – a soft-boiled egg, the saltiness of jamón and fresh parmesan, finely
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julienned parsnip crisps, a brown-sugar sauce and some picked sorrel. It’s sort of like breakfast, but infinitely better because it comes with wine. Next is the fish course, a modest triangle of pan-fried cod in a lemon thyme-scented bisque, with the crunch of shaved white and green asparagus. It’s rich with marine flavours, lightly scented with the thyme, but the standout ingredient, if you can call it that, is the wine pairing – an unusual rose-gold blend of vermentino and muscat blend from Sardinia, which pulls the plate into focus and makes every mouthful interesting. If that sounds like wine wank, so be it. As a wine match, it’s a stunner and proof that VP’s drinks list is full of pleasant surprises. Next up, another winner – a Lua Nova em Vinha Velhas, a blend of more than 20 grapes from Portugal’s Douro region. It arrives with the pork course, a trio of cuts – jowl, neck and ear – served with a “crumble” topping of mixed cereals and some braised broccolini.
The juicy jowl is fatty, salty, crunchy in parts and the most flavoursome. The slice of rolled neck is on the dry side, the ear is overcooked. Or over-fried, to be more precise – all crackle and no flavour. Still, the wine’s lovely. The menu ends with Harmer’s take on banoffee pie, a glutton’s glassful of caramelised banana, rice crispies, caramelised and semifreddo condensed milk, Genoa sponge (génoise), dulce de leche caramel, some milk foam and, as if that’s not enough of a sugar hit, some chocolate on top. The waitress assures us it’s “awesome” and she’s not wrong. A glass of tokay-style sticky from Rutherglen stalwarts Stanton and Killeen ups the sweet stakes. Fittingly, Lust for Life is playing on the boomboxes. \ firstname.lastname@example.org to read more revieWs
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\ BEN THOMAS’ NOT-SO-SAvvy TAkE ON MARLBOROUGH
ot that long ago, if you’d asked for Marlborough in a bar you’d have been handed a pack of smokes. These days it’s a glass of crisp sauvignon blanc. While sauvignon blanc leads the way for the region – its distinctive, heady mix of herbaceous and tropical fruit characters delivering a consistent and familiar experience – there’s much more to Marlborough wine than meets the eye. It’s not all sauvignon blanc, with some really interesting riesling, pinot noir and gris, as well as syrah. Marlborough is home to about 60 per cent of New Zealand’s vineyards, carpeting the landscape of the Wairau, Awatere and southern valleys. Landing at Blenheim airport feels like
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touching down in the middle of one large vineyard. This mass of vines is spread across three distinct subregions of Marlborough that produce very different styles of sauvignon blanc and, more importantly, are well suited to producing a range of reds and whites. With data from major retailers showing some drinkers are moving away from sav blanc towards pinot gris, the region’s other varieties are likely to grow in importance. Stoneleigh winemaker Jamie Marfell says the defining differences between the regions are temperature and soil types, two key elements to terroir. “If you look at a soil map of the Wairau River, close to the
river it’s all free-draining alluvial soils, while closer to the sea it’s more silts over gravels due to flooding over many lifetimes,” says Marfell. Home to Marlborough’s earliest vineyards, the Wairau Valley is by the side of the Wairau River, which winds its way from inland mountains out to Cloudy Bay. “That side of the valley is quite different because the free-draining nature of the soils, which means, structurally, the wines are different. Growing on gravels means the wines tend to be lighter in body and a backbone of acidity,” he says. “You also get beautiful aromatics in these wines compared to the other, cooler subregions. Wairau pinots seem to be quite lifted, with raspberry, strawberry, red fruits. “It’s warmer country, too, with warmer nights by two or three degrees and, from a ripening point of view, it is the first part of the region to be harvested. It’s also the first to budburst and flower.’’ Interestingly, sauvignon blanc from this area doesn’t contain much methoxypyrazine – the chemical that gives Marlborough savvy its trademark vegetal notes of capsicum and pea pod. If you want them in the wines, you need to go to the other side of the valley, up on the clays. From a harvest point of view, on the southern valleys, it’s about 10 days later (than the Wairau Valley). Cold air from surrounding mountains drops into the southern valleys, keeping night temperatures lower and extending the ripening period of the grapes. Because of the extended ripening of the grapes, reds from the surrounding vineyards tend to be richer and darker than those of the Wairau. Even cooler again is the Awatere Valley, 20 kilometres south of Blenheim on the road to Christchurch. With a dry, maritime climate, sauvignon blanc from this area has distinctive capsicum and tomato bush characters. \ email@example.com To read more reviews
TASTE ThiS Stoneleigh Rapaura Series Pinot Noir 2011
Dog Point Vineyard Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(Marlborough) $30; 14% ★★★★ RiCh
From the Wairau Valley, here’s a pinot from the richer end of the spectrum – it’s packed with bold plum, dark cherry, earth, spice and vanilla aromas – that is rich and satisfying. Flavours, which include black and morello cherries and raspberry, have a good sweet-and-savoury balance. Toasty oak adds a layer of complexity. Bright, mineral-laced acidity and powdery tannins carry the intense flavours to a long finish.
(Marlborough) $34.95; 14% ★★★★ ½ ComplEx
Consistently my favourite Marlborough sav blanc, this undergoes wild-yeast fermentation before spending about 18 months in old French oak barrels. it has complexity-plus, with aromas of tropical fruit, red capsicum, pea shoots, Granny smith apple and passionfruit. A creamy texture leads to intense lemon and goosberry flavours that are driven by vibrant, refreshing acidity. its structure is completed with a faint grip of tannins and a long, intense finish.
Food match \ Grilled quail Food match \ Roast chicken
Te Whare Ra Syrah 2009
River Farm Ben Morven Sauvignon Blanc 2010
(Marlborough) $48; 14% ★★★★ ½ SENSuAl
TWR’s vineyards were planted in 1979 and are now farmed using organic and biodynamic principles. Bright red berries, cherry, cut flowers and cured-meat aromas are a delight. smooth and sensual in the mouth, dense flavours of cherry, plum, pepper and dried herb are kept light on their feet, thanks to bright acidity, while powder-fine tannins drive a lengthy dark-fruited finish. Only a little syrah is made in Marlborough, but this is one worth seeking out. Food match \ steak tartare
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(Marlborough) $20; 14% ★★★★ TExTuRAl
River farm has gone into administration and the website listed on the label no longer seems active. The wines can still be found, though, and the price is good. Twenty per cent of this is aged in oak and at two years old it’s still fresh and tasty. it’s complex, with tomato leaf, lemongrass, tropical fruit, pea pod and melon aromas, which carry through nicely onto the lively palate. A textural sauvignon blanc, there’s bright acid and a gentle intensity to the finish. Food match / Vietnamese chicken coleslaw
Framingham Classic Riesling 2009 (Marlborough) $24; 12% ★★★★ ½
Framingham was the first cellar door i visited in Marlborough and i was just as taken with the rieslings then as i was with this. perfumed aromas include lime, citrus blossom, red apple and marmalade, and these are mirrored on the palate. it’s in the mouth where this wine gets really exciting. it’s off-dry, so the residual sugar adds texture, while bright acid provides tension and balances the sweet flavours out. There’s cut and thrust to the intense lime cordial and apple flavours on the finish. Food match: Roast pork belly
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2★ OK ★ Not worth it
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music SUNDARK AND RIVERLIGHT \ Patrick Wolf (Frontier) » www.patrickwolf.com
REDFERN NOW \ ABC1, Thursday November 1, 8.30pm » www.abc.net.au/ tv/redfernnow
British performer Patrick Wolf is familiar with reinvention. Since releasing his first album at the irritatingly tender age of 18, Wolf has consistently toyed with genre – his early records incorporated elements of classical, electronica and pop. His sartorial taste has proved just as eccentric and mutable. On his debut, he looked every bit the rural waif. On 2007’s The Magic Position, he could have passed for an Oompa Loompa. This time, he seems to have taken style tips from Blackadder’s Baldrick. Given this restlessness, we can understand Wolf using his 10th-anniversary album to tweak his early work. Sundark and Riverlight revisits past triumphs in a stripped-back acoustic fashion, akin to an intimate backroom gig. Thankfully, the songs haven’t traded potency for simplicity. Bluebells might lack the original’s whistles and throbbing electrics but finds a spooky grandeur in piano and accordion. Similarly, The Libertine builds large-scale drama from gypsy strings and rattling drums. While too many artists rely on trickery and technique, Wolf gains depth from shedding a few layers. Freed from weighty production, his voice is an extraordinary, operatic thing. Striking but not showy, it’s a voice of polished wood and dark leather, something like a richer and wilder Dave Gahan (of Depeche Mode). Seductive, beautiful and transportive, this is a birthday gift worth treasuring. \
Put simply, Redfern Now is exactly the kind of television we need on our screens. While Offspring, Packed to the Rafters and their ilk are little more than polished soaps, this feels like proper drama. In part, this is thanks to British writer Jimmy McGovern, who earns his first Australian credit by overseeing the series’ indigenous writers. Certainly, Redfern feels indebted to McGovern’s The Street in structure and tone. The six episodes are self-contained, hard-edged character pieces, linked by shared geography. In the first episode, Grace (Leah Purcell) is caught between two families – her own, and that of her troubled sister. Just as she’s edging out the door on a much-deserved overseas break, Grace is forced to find a new home for her sister’s abandoned children. Her trials make for tense, involving drama. The script feels snappy and honest, approaching tricky emotional territory with frankness and without sentiment. Purcell is wonderful as the complex Grace, expertly balancing tenderness and stubbornness. If the next five episodes match this quality, we’re in for something very special indeed. \
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film YOU WILL BE MY SON \ Opens November 1, rated M, 102 min » www.sharmillfilms.com.au Father issues leave a bitter aftertaste in this pretty but dark French drama. Winemaker Paul (Niels Arestrup) is worried that son Martin (Lorànt Deutsch) lacks the necessary nous to take over his acclaimed business and vineyard. When Paul recruits his dying partner’s son Philippe (Nicolas Bridet) to help with the harvest, he realises he might have found a better heir. Director Gilles Legrand makes the most of a picturesque setting to bring a bit of sunlight and warmth
The ending feels hurried and messy
to his sometimes fraught narrative. Despite this, things remain distinctly murky. We’re clearly supposed to disapprove of Paul’s treatment of resentful, wet Martin, but Arestrup is too charismatic for us to happily boo him off screen. Similarly, interloper Philippe is shown to be something of a cad, but a decent, efficient and talented one. While this sort of complexity is generally admirable, it leaves the tale’s simple ending feeling hurried and messy. Nonetheless, this is an enjoyable, truthful splash of Gallic cinema. \
MOTHERSMILK \ fortyfivedownstairs, October 31 to November 11, $32/$27 » www.mothersmilktheshow.com Kitty is an ordinary woman with a complicated life. When an early-morning visit sends her on an unexpected journey, Kitty is forced to confront a side of herself she doesn’t want to see. Written and performed by Melbourne actor Joanne Trentini, this new production incorporates live music and multimedia elements into a deeply personal tale that aims to challenge how we perceive mental illness. The piece was inspired by Trentini’s long battle with depression. \
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Listening \ The Tiger & Me, The Drifter’s Dawn. Endearingly jaunty, folky pop from the Melbourne sextet. Watching \ Judge Dredd. Forget the Stallone travesty, this great new take from the writer of The Beach perfectly captures the the grit, grunt and black humour of the comics. attending \ Love Letters at the Arts Centre. Teenage performers bring to life the horror, tears and wonder of first love. (October 31 to November 3).
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RANGEVIEW PRE-SCHOOL 50TH ANNIVERSARY Rangeview Pre-School in Mitcham is throwing a party to celebrate its 50th birthday and the opening of building extensions. Teachers and current students are invited to attend, and it is hoped that past students will revisit their childhood stomping ground too. There will be a sausage sizzle, a photo display of past classes, children’s entertainment and a coffee and cake stall. ■ Rangeview Pre-School, 3 Rupert Street, Mitcham. November 10, 10am-2pm. 9874 5874
FLASH OF THE PAST Get into the spirit of the spring racing carnival without trekking out to Flemington. Burwood Neighbourhood House will be putting on a races themed afternoon where you will be encouraged to dress up, don a hat, put on a lovely frock and enjoy a social afternoon tea. ■ Burwood Neighbourhood House, 1 Church Street, Burwood. November 1, 2-3.30pm. 9808 6292
CAMBERWELL RECORDS, COMIC, & CARD FAIR There is a rumour that people travel from every corner of Australia to attend this eclectic fair. It has been running for 22 years and while it has retained its name, it’s moving venues to the Box Hill Town Hall. As always, there will be dealers selling records, comics, CDs, cards and other collectables. ■ Box Hill Town Hall, 1022 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. November 4, 9.30am-4pm. 9571 2304
FROCK & ROCK Shoppingtown Hotel has organised one of Melbourne’s best cover bands, SCAT, to perform on one of the biggest nights of the year, Melbourne Cup eve. They’re putting a call out to frock up, rock out and make the most of the spring carnival festivities. There are five $100 drink cards up for grabs, and lots of drink specials. ■ Shoppingtown Hotel, 19 Williamsons Road, Doncaster. November 5, 9pm. 9848 6811 WoRKshoPs & sEMInaRs PRODUCE IN POTS You don’t have to have a big garden, or any garden at all for that matter,
to try your hand at self-sustainable gardening. As long as you have a little space with sunlight, you can grow your own veggies in pots or in just about any other containers you may have around the house. In this class you’ll learn about the special needs of potted veggies, the right soils to use, exposure to sunlight, and everything else you might need to know. ■ Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Road West, Bulleen. November 1, 7-9pm. 8850 3030 HANDY HERBS For centuries herbs have been used for culinary, medicinal, recreational and spiritual purposes. This class takes a look at common and uncommon herbs and their uses in culinary, medicinal and tea-making options, as well as how to grow them. ■ Bulleen Art & Garden, 6 Manningham Rd West, Bulleen. November 8, 7-9pm. 8850 3030
CERAMIC BROOCH WORKSHOP The earliest known brooches came from the Bronze Age (how appropriate!) and have always had their place pinned to the blouses and scarves in society’s most fashionable circles. In this workshop you’ll learn how to make your own brooches and pendants from clay. You will be taught techniques for shaping the clay, creating original designs, and how to apply transfers. All materials will be provided and your creations will be fired and glazed. ■ Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. November 10, 11.30am-1.30pm. 9895 8888
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What’s on \ EastErn FRoM 19 time when creditors were circling and one of his films was haemorrhaging money. This 2009 French drama was directed by Mia Hansen-Løve and won the Jury Special Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes. ■ Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. November 3, 7.45pm. 9800 1825 MaRKEts WHITEHORSE FARMERS MARKET The Whitehorse Farmers Market rolls around again. It’s run by the combined Whitehorse Rotary Group, which means all proceeds from the market go back into the local community. This weekend the Mont Albert and Surrey Hills Rotary clubs will be selling Christmas mince pies to raise money for the End Polio Now program of the Rotary Foundation. ■ Whitehorse Centre, 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. November 11, 8am-1pm. 9539 2443 ChaRItY & aWaREnEss McHAPPY DAY McDonald’s restaurants across the
country will be hosting McHappy Day events to raise money for seriously ill children and their families in Australia. Every time a Big Mac meal is sold, $2 will go towards the Ronald McDonald House Charity programs. In the past 30 years, the charity has helped more than 100,000 families, while the 13 Ronald McDonald Houses have provided more than 85,000 families with a home away from home while their child is having treatment in a nearby hospital. The aims is to raise $3.66 million this year, which will go towards building or extending seven houses and opening 17 more family rooms. ■ McDonald’s restaurants across Victoria. November 10, opening hours vary DREAMING OF A GREEN CHRISTMAS Transition Whitehorse, an initiative of the City of Whitehorse, will be hosting this meeting to thrash out some ideas that will maximise the fun while minimising the waste this Christmas. The inspiration came from a short documentary called The Story of Stuff, which is an animated film by Annie Leonard. The documentary focuses on the short lifecycle of material products, criticises the excessive consumerism
of the Western world and promotes sustainability as an alternative. The 20-minute video received a lot of traction on YouTube and has been viewed by more than 12 million people and translated into 15 languages. Check it out online, get inspired and come along and make a difference. ■ Horticultural Centre, 82 Jolimont Road, Forest Hill. October 31, 7.30-9pm. 9262 6433 aRt & CULtURE
IN CONVERSATION WITH DEL KATHRYN BARTON & ELEONORA TRIGUBOFF A collaboration between Archibald Prize-winning artist Del Kathryn Barton, and Art & Australia publisher and editor Eleonora Triguboff has produced a beautiful illustrated version of Oscar Wilde’s classic story, The Nightingale and the Rose. The story is about the life of a small bird offered up for the ideal of love. ■ Heide III: Kerry Gardner & Andrew Myer Project Gallery, Heide Museum of Modern Art, 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen November 10, 2pm 9850 1500 \
GLOBAL ARTS PROJECT FOR PEACE Many people that love painting, drawing and being creative also believe in tolerance and peace, but few become active in spreading those messages. A group of volunteers from the American city of Tuscon in Arizona, combined their love of art with their desire for peace to establish the Global Arts Project. People from around the world can work in any medium, be it sewing, watercolours or photography, and use it to spread their vision of global peace and goodwill. The project then organises a global exchange. Work from around the world will be on display at the Box Hill Community Arts Centre and will be opened by the project’s founder, Katherine Josten. ■ Box Hill Community Arts Centre, 470 Station Street, Box Hill. November 1 (6pm) to November 11, Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. 9895 8888
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MWâ€™s 3 Series is getting some pretty solid competition lately. Volvoâ€™s S60T4 is an awfully good thing and cheaper, and Audiâ€™s new A4 is an outstanding package for sporty drivers, while Mercedes-Benzâ€™s C-class is an evergreen that just keeps on selling. So BMW has had to put its running shoes on and it has beefed up the 3 with a lot of nice stuff, including a superb eight-speed gearbox and a delightful motor that develops lots of power for its size. Thereâ€™s a nice idea with the auto stop/ start system. The tachometer indicates if the ignition is on or off when the engine is stopped. As users of auto stop/start will tell you, this is handy for all those times when a silent engine does not necessarily mean the ignition is off, which can lead to frustration and inconvenience in car parks. For all of this cleverness thereâ€™s a dumb idea. While the engine can be started without the key, the door locks can be operated only by pressing the relevant button on the key. This means you dig around for the key, unlock the door, put the key away (thereâ€™s no aperture for it inside) and then dig around for it again when you get out. The only reason I can think of for this is to persuade you to spend the extra $846 ($846!) for a fully operational proximity key. Otherwise I really like this car. The new 135-kilowatt motor is a gem, surprisingly quick and flexible, and the eight-speed auto
BMW 320 Spo rt What Is It? BMWâ€™s big seller and good enough to get bigger. hoW much? $57,600 plus on-road costs. Whatâ€™s In It? A 135-kilowatt turbocharged two-litre with an eight-speed auto. Is It thIrsty? I used 9.5L/100km in the city and 6.6 in the country. The official combined figure is 6.0 litres per 100 kilometres. thumBs uP Itâ€™s a BMW Great resale value Surprising economy for the power
gives it superb flexibility. This comes into play all the time, in relentless city traffic or giving it heaps out on quiet country roads. As well as handling beautifully it also rides surprisingly well, making this a very easy car to live with â€“ itâ€™s pretty economical too. I like the sports package, which adds between $3000 and $4000, depending on whether your purchase qualifies for the luxury-car tax. As well as being able to dial up a bit of extra latitude with the stability control and more
entertaining change points with the gearbox, you also get nice red accents in the cabin, with a highlight line across the dash and contrasting stitching in the door trims and steering wheel. The 3 Series is better. But then so is everything else. Take a long look at the Audi and the Volvo. \ email@example.com In a nutshell \ Ah, the benefits of strong competition.
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grew up in Melbourne, jackhammer through my body and mind, I’d jump on a which makes the city’s St Kilda Road tram and wonder whether my acne would streets part of the ever disappear. I’ve jogged, driven, walked and even backstory of my life. cried along the entire route of St Kilda Road and never There are times I avoid tired of her tree-lined splendour or the bootylicious certain streets so as not to be curve she makes at Domain Road. reminded of a failed love affair. Originally called Baxter’s Track after Melbourne’s I’ll walk trance-like through first postmaster, it’s hard to believe the road was used as a shopping precinct where a stock route. When the wooden Balbirnie’s Bridge was I’m having an unrequited romance with someone who built over the Yarra River in 1845 (and replaced with a works in a shop there and has no idea he’s the object newer bridge in 1850), traffic increased and a section of of my desire because I’m too shy to speak to him. I its eastern side was allocated for a botanical reserve. know shortcuts that avoid streets where people The romance for gold brought in a new who didn’t feel I fitted in have snubbed me. population of dreamers and a huge canvas town St Kilda And to shun tears, I circumvent roads where appeared at the southern end of the bridge. Road is the cherished friends lived until death removed Naturally gold also brought crime and gateway to the St Kilda Road was the scene of regular them from my life forever. jewels of the hold-ups by bushrangers – real ones, not the There’s a section of Hoddle Street travelling north just before you turn left into Langridge advertising kind who populate the road today. city Street in Collingwood where my stomach does Between 1856 and 1872, Victoria Barracks the cha cha every time I drive through it. It was was built, the trees were planted and the road was the last leg of the route I took every Tuesday in 1986 “made” for the first time. The Willows, built in 1890 to get up on stage for the comedy try-out nights at the and now used as a restaurant, is a reminder of the grand long-gone Last Laugh Theatre Restaurant on the corner style in which some of Melbourne’s most important of Langridge and Smith streets. I died on stage every families lived along the road. week for 12 months hoping that eventually I’d improve. The building of Government House in Kings Domain That was 26 years ago and thankfully I did improve, but in the 1870s created the city’s spectacular ceremonial my mouth still gets dry when I turn that corner. route and, along with the Shrine of Remembrance, the If the streets are a backstory to my life then St Kilda Arts Centre and the National Gallery, St Kilda Road Road, often referred to as the “grand boulevard” of continues to capture our hearts and imaginations. \ firstname.lastname@example.org Melbourne, is a constant narrative. As a child living in St Kilda, it was the gateway to the jewels of the city – department stores, cinemas and the first ballet Follow Rachel on Twitter @boom_berger school I attended. When puberty reverberated like a
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The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital’s entrance is in Gisborne Street but in my mind the hospital is on Victoria Parade. One autumn I was driven there after probing an ear for too long and too curiously with a cotton bud. I was in agony but distracted myself by staring at the trees along Victoria Parade. Stitched to the blue sky with this hemline of red and yellow leaves, green and yellow trams and endless rows of cars, Victoria Parade was more animated than any fashion catwalk. Established in the 1900s, it’s one of our city’s major thoroughfares, starting in West Melbourne and finishing in Abbotsford. \
Well before the mayor, James Gatehouse, planted the first elm in Collins Street next to Melbourne Town Hall in May 1875, trees had been a major feature of our streets. As early as 1840 there was concern about the deforestation of Melbourne, so trees were planted in our streets in the style of European promenades. In 1853, when the Central Roads Board transformed the bullock track that we know as Royal Parade into a three-chain boulevard, it also lined its carriageways with pines. The council later replaced these with English elms, and today Royal Parade is lined with 400 elms and is recognised for its design as a multi-lane thoroughfare. \
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One of my favourite views is from the railway line on Riversdale Road looking towards St Dominic’s Church. The Camberwell shopping precinct developed as the population grew. This view with the distinctive boom gates evokes a sense of that early expansion. The road is known for historic homes, such as architect Robin Boyd’s house at 664-666 Riversdale Road. Built in 1946-47, the innovative design had a powerful impact on the next generation of architects. Less known but much loved is Player’s Snooker & Pool Room, which has been in Riversdale Road since 1922. \
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Australia beat favourite England in the tournament final, successfully defending its total of 142, of which Lanning, who plays club cricket with Box Hill, made 25 off just 24 balls. The win followed Australia’s victory in the last World Cup in the West Indies two years ago. ‘‘It was my first World Cup experience and I just had a lot of fun over there at a great tournament, and to top it off with a win was great,’’ she says. Since returning to Melbourne, Lanning has continued in her role as a Females In Cricket ambassador for Cricket Australia, attending clinics and promoting female participation in the game. ‘‘It’s really good to see the young girls coming through and enjoying the cricket, they always have so much energy,’’ she says. ‘‘I think it’s really important that the players get out here aren’t many Australian world champions there and help to promote the game and build it at who could walk down to their local shops the community level, because that’s where the unrecognised, but Meg Lanning probably future stars are going to come from.’’ ‘‘It’s good fits that bill. Lanning is looking forward to the to see young However, that is slowly changing for Lanning, Australian summer playing for Victoria girls coming an attacking opening batter, who has just and Box Hill, where she is confident of through.” returned from Sri Lanka where she was part of strong seasons. the Twenty20 World Cup-winning Southern Stars. ‘‘Victoria’s defending our T20 title, which I The women’s World Cup was held concurrently think we’ve got a really good chance of doing, with the men’s tournament, giving the Southern Stars and hopefully we can knock off New South Wales in greater exposure than they are used to and something the 50 overs [competition] since they’ve had it for a Lanning thoroughly enjoyed. couple of years now,’’ she says. ‘‘Hopefully we can bring a few more people into ‘‘Box Hill’s a young team, as we were last year, but women’s cricket by getting them to see the games so we we’re a year further in our development so hopefully we can showcase our skills,’’ she says. can have a strong season.’’ ‘‘Once we got to Colombo for the final and they’d But there’s more to Lanning than playing cricket. marketed it a bit, we started to get recognised, which is During winter she played with Hawthorn Hockey good for women’s cricket.’’ Club’s undefeated state league 2 team, and she is also Lanning, 20, opened the batting for Australia studying exercise and health science at Australian throughout the World Cup and was rewarded for her Catholic University. \ EwEn McRaE good form with selection in the team of the tournament. email@example.com (STEVE LIGHTFOOT)
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The lounge and dining room are the two legs of an L, but it would be misleading to describe it as L-shaped for neither leg is straight-edged, thanks to the “bays” formed by the window installations in both these rooms. To the rear of the dining room is a large, spotless kitchen with granite countertops, stainless-steel hob, twin wall ovens and enough storage for any occasion. This kitchen and the family room are truly open plan. In this space, the demarcation of areas is conveyed by a tray ceiling that subtly partitions the long room from above instead of at floor level. The variation of heights in the ceiling is perfect for this part of the house as the long room becomes longer still when the family area leads to a rumpus room with a wet bar and wall storage for glassware. This ceiling treatment works well to break up an otherwise straight ceiling line. Both these living areas open to an orderly garden that has paved areas for different activities: a covered patio for outside dining; a square with a basketball hoop; a screened breakfast nook; decked outdoor spa; plus a raised bed for vegetables. The zoning in this is house is mainly upstairs, where there are four bedrooms, three with built-in wardrobes and the main with walk-in dressing area and en suite bathroom. Another bathroom and separate toilet services the other bedrooms. Also upstairs is a “gallery” that looks over the void of the entry to a wall of fixed-pane windows that frames the view to Mount Dandenong. The vista from here is live art that changes with the time of day, weather and season. “We looked at long time before we found this house,” the vendors say. “We’ve lived here for 19 years. We think it is time for someone else to enjoy this place.” It is rare to find a house that is changing hands for the first time in almost two decades. Rarer still to find one that does not have to be rushed through a last-minute spruce-up before it goes on the market. This house is one of that rare breed. \ SIEW-CHING GOH firstname.lastname@example.org
Barry Plant \ 9842 8888
Price \ $1.1 million +
Auction \ November 10 at 2pm
Fast facts \ Spotless house on a hilltop; slate porch; three spacious living areas; study; quality drapes and carpets; Italian tiles; gas fireplace in the lounge; granite kitchen benchtops; loads of storage cupboards; gas ducted heating; evaporative cooling; paved garden areas include a covered entertainment area and electronically heated outdoor spa; garage has two automatic doors and workshop space plus roller door to the backyard; rainwater tank plumbed to toilets and washing machine; established shrubs and trees; walk to Serpell Primary School; a short drive to East Doncaster Secondary College and The Pines shopping centre. Templestowe \ 20 kms from the city
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“Big” is a small word to describe this house in which the main bedroom (reached by a sweeping stairway from a 4.6-metre wide foyer) takes up the whole of the upper floor with a bedroom and study area, retreat, walk-in wardrobe and an en suite bathroom of more than 19 square metres. The ground floor accommodates massive living zones – formal dining and lounge, rumpus room with a wet bar, and open-plan family/meals room. Open fireplaces grace the formal lounge and rumpus room. Four bedrooms, including one dominated by circular spa, and a study, are also on the ground floor. The tiled kitchen, with thick granite countertops and splashbacks, walk-in pantry and island bench, has been
recently updated with new stainless-steel appliances. Floor coverings and drapes, too, have been renewed during that update. A private road leads to this block of 4862 square metres (1.2 acres) that feels like a holiday resort, with a circular driveway, saltwater, solar- and gas-heated in-ground pool and spa plus a flood-lit mod grass tennis court. A cabana, with a wet bar and shower, stands by the pool. This is a house for families who think big and play hard. The garage can keep five cars (or six, depending on size) under cover. However, although the setting is country – the area is surrounded by parklands – shops (Templestowe Village) and schools, including Templestowe Park Primary and Templestowe College, are close by. \ SIEW-CHING GOH
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Jellis Craig 9851 3888 4
1 & 2/8 Cherry Tree Court, Doncaster East ................................................................. Price: $750,000 - $825,000 ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI Thur, Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................
Fletchers \ 9836 2222 25 Bass Street Price \ $790,000 – $870,000 Auction \ November 10 at 10.30am 28 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 31, 2012
This renovated Californian bungalow has been updated with modern sophistication and has a winning floor plan. With three large bedrooms off a wide central hallway at the front of the house and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living room at the rear, it is a popular configuration that incorporates separate zones for kids and adults. An additional study or fourth bedroom juts into the garden, and with external entry and garden surrounds it is a good added value. The hallway with its high ceiling and floorboards sets a contemporary tone that continues throughout. The bedrooms have stylish interiors with white trim and matching beige-toned walls and carpets. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with stones finishes and double vanity. The main bathroom is similarly modern, white and fresh. The open-plan area easily transforms into an indoor/ outdoor entertainment zone that merges with a large L-shaped undercover deck. Extras include ducted heating and cooling, single carport, shed and water tanks for the garden. \ EMMA HOUGHTON
Uncompromising attention to detail, superior construction and chic contemporary style all come together in these two independent executive homes. Let's eat lunch @ Home of Delicacies, Shop 9, Tunstall Sq Let's eat dinner @ La Porchetta, 558 Doncaster Rd Let's drink coffee @ Coffee Connection, Shop 20, Tunstall Sq
Barry Plant \ 9842 8888 38 O’Briens Lane Price \ $2.25 million Private sale
WARRANDYTE Built 12 years ago by the current owners, the Williamsburg colonial-style design and layout of this house was thought to be such a success that it is the second time they have built it. Originally built in the US, the plans were bought to life again by Seidler Homes on this 4000-square metre-plus property on Warrandyte’s golden mile. Grand houses with acreage define the mile, and at this time of year impressive gardens are bursting with spring colours and manicured lawns. Fittingly, a long, paved driveway leads to this imposing manor that supplies luxury family accommodation and superior entertainment facilities. The extensive floor plan includes one formal and one service entry point, formal and informal living areas downstairs, two studies, a large rumpus room and a home gym or guest room with bathroom. Upstairs houses four large bedrooms. The main bedroom is a large suite with a parent’s retreat area, two balconies, two en suites and walk-in wardrobes. Perfect for couples who don’t like to share their amenities. The hers en suite includes a huge spa bath. All the bathrooms are luxurious and have marble-topped double vanities. Forming an entertainment wing, the rumpus room opens to an in-ground pool with sandstone paving surrounds and the flood-lit mod grass tennis court. \ EMMA HOUGHTON
Barry Plant Blackburn 9878 0222 3
Philip Webb \ 9842 1477 8 Rush Place Price \ $1.6 million + Expressions of Interest \ Closing November 12 at 6pm
Fletchers Whitehorse 8833 8888 3
Jellis Craig 9851 3888
Barry Plant Manningham 9842 8888 4
1/358 Middleborough Rd, Blackburn ................................................................. Price: $490,000 + ................................................................. Sale by Set Date: November 20 at 6pm ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 4.30-5pm .................................................................
29a Crest Grove, Nunawading ................................................................. Price: $520,000 - $570,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 3pm ................................................................. OFI Wed noon-12.30pm; Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................
8a Warrick Grove, Templestowe ................................................................. Price: $420,000 - $480,000 ................................................................. Expressions of Interest ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................
51 The Boulevard, Doncaster ................................................................. Price: $1 million + ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thu 1.30-2pm; Sat 11.30-noon .................................................................
Combining walking-distance access to Laburnum Village, schools and transport with a stylish single-level unit, you will be hard-pressed to find a better package.
This new single-level low-maintenance house has its own title and street frontage with bright casual living and dining opening to a private courtyard.
Set on 453sqm (approx), the location is premium, the plans and permits are stamped and the opportunity to position your family to perfection is now complete.
Rarely does a house become available on The Boulevard, and now that a home as grand as this one has, it would be best to act quickly.
Let's eat lunch @ Gourmet Girl, 21 Salisbury Avenue Let's eat dinner @ De Fazio's, 155 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Nuts meets Beans Café, 80 South Parade
Let's eat lunch @ Station St Café Wine Bar, 26 Station Street Let's eat dinner @ Formosa House, 86 Springvale Road Let's drink coffee @ Peddler Café, 295 Springfield Road
Let's eat lunch @ Pomodorino, 984 Doncaster Rd Let's eat dinner @ The Living Room, 19 Anderson St Let's drink coffee @ Mandarin Tree Café, 2 Jacksons Court
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Stylish, solidly built houses such as this one don’t come on the market too often. This double-storey brick townhouse was built 11 years ago. The entry leads to the carpeted lounge room at the front of the house, and shares the afternoon sun with the study on the left side of the house. A door off the laundry provides internal entry from the double garage, which also opens at the back garden. Terracotta tiles at the entrance extend throughout the ground floor; even the outdoor area has matching Mediterranean-inspired flooring, lending itself to entertaining that seamlessly spills out through french doors from the kitchen and around to the undercover outdoor dining area. A rich colour scheme in the floors, timber cabinetry and dark granite benchtops in the kitchen works well. This design scheme is mirrored in the powder room and upstairs bathroom. There are three generously proportioned bedrooms upstairs, all of which have carpets, built-in wardrobes and two big windows. \ LEXI COTTEE
Parkes Property \ 9840 1111 25 June Crescent Price \ $700,000 + Auction \ November 24 at 1pm
Fletchers Manningham 9841 5788 2
DONCASTER EAST 4
The current owners of this New Englandcum-colonial-inspired house used their years of experience in the interior and graphic design industries when gutting and reworking this 50-year-old residence. Six years of renovations have created a sunny, workable and comfortable family home. French colonial windows at the front let the sunlight pour in and add period charm to an otherwise modern interior. The kitchen, dining and meals area is open plan and works well in conjunction with the landscaped garden; brick paving leads under a rose-covered archway to an outdoor entertainment area. There’s also a cubby and a double garage with a rear workshop and its own hot-water system. Downstairs there’s a study with built-in shelves, plus two bedrooms, one of which is being used as a playroom. Two more bedrooms upstairs share a fully tiled bathroom. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and there is extra storage space under the eaves. \ LEXI COTTEE
Philip Webb \ 9842 1477 33 Boronia Grove Price \ $650,000 + Auction \ November 3 at 11am
hockingstuart Blackburn 9894 8788 4
Fletchers Whitehorse 8833 8888 2
21/75-77 Tram Road, Doncaster ................................................................. Price: $390,000 - $420,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 2pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs 11-11.30am & Sat noon-12.30pm .................................................................
4 Tara Avenue, Blackburn ................................................................. Price: $630,000 - $690,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 17 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.30-3pm; Sat 2-2.30pm .................................................................
40 Fellows Street, Mitcham ................................................................. Price: $500,000 - $550,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday November 10 at 1.30pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 11-11.30am; Sat 3-3.30pm .................................................................
This cosmopolitan apartment is moments from Westfield Doncaster. Appreciate the designer flair of the open-plan living, dining and chic granite kitchen.
Well-presented 1950s weatherboard on large north-facing allotment of 782sqm (approx) with 24-metre frontage. Ideal new house site or redevelop (STCA).
This clinker-brick house has been renovated to offer a living room with an open fireplace, picture rails and high ornate ceilings with ornamental cornices.
Let's eat lunch @ The Pancake Parlour, 550 Doncaster Road Let's eat dinner @ Plume, 546 Doncaster Road Let's drink coffee @ Straits Cafe, 694 Doncaster Road
Let's eat lunch @ Gourmet Girl, 21 Salisbury Avenue Let's eat dinner @ De Fazio's, 155 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Jam For Joe Café, 184 Surrey Road
Let's eat lunch @ Taking Thyme Cafe, Enterprise Way Let's eat dinner @ Bucatini, 454 Whitehorse Road Let's drink coffee @ Serafino's Coffee Shop, 524 Maroondah Hwy
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agents’ cho i ce
Jellis Craig 9851 3888 4
2/2 Altona Court, Doncaster East ................................................................. Price: $630,000 - $700,000 ................................................................. Auction November 10 at 10.30am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2-2.30pm; Sat 1.45-2.15pm .................................................................
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An exquisite verdant garden complements this elegant modern townhouse enjoying incredible peace and privacy at the rear of only two.
For six years, the former owners of this late1960s house ferried Castlemaine rock from their holiday house north-west of Melbourne back to Mitcham to build two incredible fireplaces, which are still key features. The formal entry into the house leads past the double garage, laundry, deck and kitchen and into the family and meals area. Slate tiles in the kitchen give way to polished hardwood floors in the living area, which has lots of picture and corner windows, high ceilings and beautiful exposed timber beams. Four bedrooms flank the hallway and look out onto a mature and colourful garden, but the best views are from the main bedroom, which feels like it sits in the treetops and looks down onto the Yarra Valley retarding basin. The angular block extends down to the park, and is dotted with fruit trees and huge eucalypts. There is also workshop at the rear of the property, which has a studio bedroom or study out the back. \ LeXI COTTee
Fletchers \ 8833 8888
Let's eat lunch @ GrainStore, 260 Blackburn Rd Let's eat dinner @ Tai Pan, 237-239 Blackburn Rd Let's drink coffee @ Chapman's Café, 1003 Doncaster Rd
30 Fuller street Price \ $690,000 – $750,000 Auction \ November 10 at 2.30pm
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51 The Boulevard 23 Morna rd 21/75-77 Tram rd 15 Braeside dve 33 sharon st
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BAlwyn north 5 Orion st 189 doncaster rd
1/358 Middleborough rd Barry Plant 4 Tara Ave Hocking Stuart 138 surrey rd Jellis Craig
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48A St ClemS Rd
ExquisitE, modErn, convEniEnt, complEtE....
Agents rarely run out of adjectives... this one has! This stunning 3 bedroom SINGLE level unit will have you reaching for the Thesaurus as well. Fresh, modern finishes utilise glass, stone, highly polished timber and stainless steel to wonderful effect. Easy low maintenance living is the goal. Comprising entry, formal sitting area, very spacious sunken open plan kitchen/meals/family areas opening thru double doors to a private al fresco outdoor area. Master bedroom with fitted WIRâ€™s and deluxe en suite, 2 other bedrooms. Internal access double garage. Intercom, vacuum, ducted heating, cooling & alarm. No owners Corporation.Tunstall Square, Freeway bus, Blackburn railway, walking & cycling paths together with a host of other facilities including Eastlink access nearby.
Selling or Leasing? Contact Landfield for a free market appraisal 9841 4433 32 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 31, 2012
Offers Closing: November 20th at 5:00pm(unless sold prior) . 3 pricE: Offers above $580,000 opEn: Thursday November 1st - 5:00pm-5:30pm and 2 Saturday November 3rd -2:00pm-2:30pm 2 contAct: Francis Van Gulick 0418 310 907 or email@example.com oFFicE: DONCASTER EAST 284 Blackburn Road 03 9841 4433
6 Fasan Rise
Live the Dream - mortgagee in Possession
Elegant family residence on prestige landscaped acre (approx). Brilliant zoning, grand living-dining room, family informal meals gourmet kitchen, large rumpus, parents retreat adjoins king size bedroom suite (spa ensuite/WIRs), up stairs childrenâ€™s play area. Guest bedroom, childrenâ€™s bedrooms (study nooks-WIRs-ensuites). Alfresco highlights; pool-spa, flood lit synthetic grass t/court, cabana. Deluxe inclusions: heatingcooling, gas log fire, OFP, office, auto garaging (internal access). Handy to private schools. Terms: 10% deposit, 30-60 day settlement.
Selling or Leasing? Contact Landfield for a free market appraisal 9841 4433
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Saturday 24th November 12:30pm Saturday 3rd November 2012 12:00pm - 12:30pm Dominic Cruz 0409 410 161 or firstname.lastname@example.org LANDFIELD REAL ESTATE 183 - 187 Yarra Street,
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Selling or Leasing? Contact Landfield for a free market appraisal 9841 4433 34 The weekly review \ OCTOBER 31, 2012
339 MitchaM Road - MetRoMitchaM.coM
Location is unbeatable in leafy Mitcham Rd, on the steps of shops and cafes, parks and train station a lazy walk away. metro is one of the best equipped and designed developments offering; Dual air-con to all apartments, lifts to all levels, basement car parking, stainless steel appliances with wok burners, blinds included, 100% pure wool carpets, Ceasar stone tops, choice of colour schemes, City & Dandenong views. Massive Stamp Duty savings of nearly $20,000 and still eligible for $7,000 in First Home Buyers Grant! Building already started, completion May 2014.Call now for more information.
For SaLe: 2 Bedroom Apartments coNtact: Francis Van Gulick 0418 310 907 or email@example.com oFFice: DONCASTER EAST 284 Blackburn Road 9841 4433
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5 Orion Street Balwyn North
Premium Parkside Family Luxury
Offering sweeping views to Yarra Ranges and backing onto expansive parkland, this light ﬁlled home combines clean lines, generous dimensions and deluxe ﬁnishes for exceptional executive family living. Featuring 4 large bedrooms (master with spa ensuite), two living zones, study, gourmet kitchen with meals area and stunning north-facing garden complete with alfresco dining, spa/plunge pool and basketball court. With 3 bathrooms, parquetry ﬂoor, gas log ﬁre, heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, security and video intercom systems, double glazing, triple garage and 7000 lt water storage. Walk to Bellevue Primary, bus, shops and close to Kew High and freeway. Land size: 700sqm approx.
Saturday 17th November at 12.00pm (Unless sold prior)
Inspect Thurs 12.30 - 1.00pm Sat 11.00 - 11.30am Contact Jack Zhang 0433 448 554 Steven Chen 0411 763 956
79 Harrison Street Box Hill North
Ready to be Taken on a New Journey!
Set in a premier location, this traditional family home is set on approx. 633 sqm and represents opportunity and freedom all in one package. A wide range of choices are presented to the lucky Purchaser to either renovate, extend or rebuild their brand new dream home (STCA). The home’s attributes include 3 bedrooms, main bathroom, 2 toilets, additional shower, Lshaped living /dining room and a separate area that can be utilised as a lounge or study. Convenience is also guaranteed, situated within walking distance to Kerrimuir Primary School, Koonung Secondary College, kinder and childcare facilities, Box Hill Central, an abundance of quality eateries & easy freeway access.
Saturday 24th November at 11.00am (Unless sold prior)
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1 Pilita Street FOREST HILL
379 Canterbury Road FOREST HILL
Prime Location With Endless Opportunities
A3 B1 C2
A Versatile Proposition
A3 B1 C2
Superbly positioned in a prime location with bus network at Forest Hill Chase, a brisk walk to Nunawading Station & easy access into the city via the Eastern Freeway. Surrounded by excellent schools primary & secondary. Comprising 3 spacious bedrooms, tiled bathroom with separate toilet, cosy lounge room with gas space heater, large laundry, sunlit ﬁlled kitchen & dble remote control carport. Featuring GDH, evaporative cooling, GHW, alarm system, water tank & a generous garden including a pizza oven, making it an ideal entertaining area.
Set opposite Brentford Square shops & restaurants, this is a highly central corner property that offers several options to owneroccupiers & investors. Rent out the blond brick veneer with polished boards, 3 bedrooms, 2 toilets & updated kitchen & bathroom. Renovate to live in & enjoy this central position set behind private front hedges. Or redevelop (STCA) with front & rear access for units, just like the new townhouses next door & across the road. The existing home features lovely natural light from corner windows in the formal lounge & a generous master.
Auction Sat 17th November 11am
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Inspect Thurs 5:30-6pm Sat 12-12:30pm Agent
Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Francis Owl 0433 809 817
4/2 Walker Avenue MITCHAM
Inspect Thurs 2:00-2:30 Sat 3:00-3:30 Agent
Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Francis Owl 0433 809 817
11 Stuart Crescent NUNAWADING
Priced To Sell!
A2 B1 C1
Opportunities are endless!
A4 B2 C4
One of only 6 on the block, this well maintained spacious unit ticks all the right boxes. Bright living area with adjoining sunroom, 2 large bedrooms both with BIR’s, sun ﬁlled kitchen with meals area, bathroom with shower/bath, separate toilet, good sized laundry, outdoor courtyard & polished hardwood ﬂoorboards. A great ﬁrst home or investment in booming Mitcham. Plenty of potential for the astute renovator. Deﬁnitely a top buy for anyone looking in the City of Whitehorse.
Calling all builders & developers! With such a large block, there’s development potential galore. Set on approx 928sqm, the opportunity awaits to build 3 very large townhouses on a corner block in booming Nunawading. Set right in the pocket, you can walk to the bus stop, schools like Mulluana College, Mitcham Primary, Blackburn North shops and the exciting new Nunawading train station. If building is not your style why not live & renovate. Comprising formal entrance foyer, 2 bathrooms & WC, huge central living area, 2 timber decks & ﬂoorboards.
In Excess Of $650,000
Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796
View to Offer
Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Francis Owl 0433 809 817
Francis Owl 0433 809 817
98 South Parade Blackburn
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Donvale 38 larne avenue Classically Brilliant Luxury family living with this timeless classic; a home featuring such opulence, magniﬁcence and elegance that it redeﬁnes the meaning of luxury living. Peacefully nestled in a private elevated acre (approx) featuring a wonderful botanic garden, few homes exemplify high-end living with such majestic beauty as this graceful family home. Two levels of indulgent luxury blends timeless architecture with classic interiors, radiant living spaces with scenic vistas, and a clever ﬂoor plan with zoned living only minutes from Whitefriars College, Eastlink, Westﬁeld Shoppingtown Tunstall Square and transportation.
A5 B3 C 3 E3 Saturday 17th November at 1pm INSPECT
Thu 6.30-7pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required
Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road
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TemplesTowe 3 winifred Court A Breathtaking Beauty In A prestigious Templestowe setting Such is the picturesque nature of this spectacular Glenvill-built family home that a lifestyle of unsurpassed serenity is certainly assured atop the elevated acre allotment in one of Templestoweâ€™s most prestigious pockets. Zoned living is a telling feature of this expansive single-level home, with sleeping areas successfully zoned on private wings away from the homeâ€™s formal and communal living areas. And allow the stresses from everyday life melt away like ice in the sunlight as you sample the breathtaking gardens that provide the ultimate park-like experience.
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Saturday 17th November at 3pm INSPECT
Sat 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required
Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road
A4 B 3 C 3 D 1 E 3
TemplesTowe 8 The priory The epitome of elegance And Class Nestled on an elevated allotment at the top end of a prestigious court location, living on a grand scale awaits the next family who’s lucky enough to call this place home. In total, three stunning living areas are on hand to cater for your family’s living needs, ensuring there’s a place (and space!) for every member and every occasion. Three separate garden zones with established hedges and trees also combine to not only produce picture-perfect beauty, but a premium level of privacy and tranquility.
Saturday 10th November at 2pm PRICE GUIDE
More than $1,100,000
Thu & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required
Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888
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Doncaster 51 the Boulevard a rare chance to call the Boulevard Home Rarely does a home become available on the tightly held, therefore highly sought strip of The Boulevard. And now that a home as grand as this one has, youâ€™re well advised to act quickly and seize this extremely rare opportunity. Formal lounge and dining radiates grace and class with its classic decor and opulent nature, while an expansive central living area at the heart of the home impresses with its sheer size and space. Located across the road from Ruffey Lake Park and within minutes of schools and WestďŹ eld Shoppingtown.
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Saturday 17th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE
More than $1,000,000
Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required
Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888
A4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2
Bulleen 2 Tanami Court Provincial & elegant Family entertainer You will be at home in the magazine featured ‘Country French Provincial’ designer kitchen and family home situated in a quite court in the prestigious Yarra Valley Estate. It features quality Australian recycled hardwood polished ﬂooring and a unique designer kitchen. This showpiece is nestled over two levels with its stunning street appeal catching your eye with striking brickwork, multi-paned colonial windows, decorative mouldings and portico with wrought-iron gate. The back garden is the perfect retreat for entertaining and an ideal space for the kids to play!
Saturday 17th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE
More than $850,000
Thu 3.30-4pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required
Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road
A4 B 2 C 3 D 1 E 2
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TemplesTowe 38 o’Briens lane Redeﬁning High-end living Serenely located in a private and secure setting is where you’ll discover this grand family home; a home renovated to such perfection that it redeﬁnes the meaning of luxurious, high-end living. Contemporary living with modern architectural elements and zoned accommodation are hallmarks of this exceptionally presented two-storey home, where no expense has been spared in offering a fantastic blend of formal and informal living options that are designed to fulﬁl any requirement.
Thu 5.30-6.15pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Michael Antonacci 0432 794 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road
Bulleen 90 Bourke Street Packaging Size, Space And location Deﬁned by its grand living spaces and faultless location within walking distance of Bulleen Plaza, this solid two-storey home delivers the complete family package. In fact, there’s much to love about this well-presented home, whether it’s the collection of three separate living areas or stunning views from the decked balcony. A fantastic outdoor setting certainly caters for the grand entertainer at heart, given the setting is ﬁtted with an in-built BBQ and kitchenette.
Saturday 10th November at 1pm PRICE GUIDE
More than $690,000
Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required
Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road
A5 B 4 C 5 D 2 E 6
A5 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2
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BlackBurn South 27 Sylvia Street a home For all Seasons Every now and again along comes a home that you can picture living in the moment you set foot inside and discover its magical charm, light-ﬁlled living areas and breathtaking entertaining set-up. This is one such home. Perfectly located in one of Blackburn South’s ﬁnest cul de sac’s within a few paces of Eley Park, this home has been crafted to offer a premium, all-round lifestyle — great for families searching for space; perfect for empty nesters looking to downsize, not downgrade! A glorious timber deck that integrates with the radiant central living area offers a ﬁve-star entertaining experience, while an inviting lounge, generous-sized bedrooms, abundant storage and easy access to schools illustrate its practicality for everyday family living.
Saturday 24th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE
More Than $600,000
Thur 7-7.30pm, Sat 10-10.30am & Sun 2-2.30pm Photo ID required
John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade
A3 B 2 C 2 E 2
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Doncaster east 5 tolstoy court the Family Home of Your Dreams! If a serene and tranquil lifestyle is what you seek for your growing family, then look no further than this picturesque family home, brimming with natural beauty and offering a spacious single-level layout with plenty of space for everyone. A fantastic offering of three separate living areas announce from the outset this home is built for family living. Throw in generous-sized bedrooms, a glorious backyard, a spectacular conservatory plus a quiet court setting blessed with little trafďŹ c ďŹ‚ow and this is the type of family home you dream about!
Saturday 10th November at 11am PRICE GUIDE
More than $720,000
Thu 6.30-7pm & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required
Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road
A4 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2
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Box Hill NortH 17A taldra Street Stylish Single-level living! Private, peaceful and bursting with contemporary ﬂair, this meticulously presented single-level unit offers a stylish sense of living within minutes of popular local amenities. A host of buyers can revel in a location offering outstanding access to the Eastern Freeway, transportation and Box Hill Central, and a choice of several Kindergartens, Schools and Childcare Centers. Spacious lounge packs plenty of modern ﬂair and offers indoor-outdoor options; gourmet kitchen, meanwhile, presents a ﬁve-star cooking experience.
Saturday 24th November at 2pm PRICE GUIDE
More Than $540,000
Thur 1-1.30pm, Sat 3.30-4pm & Sun 11-11.30am Photo ID required
John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade
A3 B 2 C 2 E 2
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Park Orchards 5-7 Granard avenue a secret Oasis In One Of Park Orchard’s Best streets! Within a short stroll of Park Orchards Primary School, cafes, shops and Tennis Club on the high side of one of Park Orchard’s best streets rests a secret Oasis waiting for you to enjoy. Perched high in this majestic, garden setting, this home offers open-plan living with an abundance of natural light ﬁltering through the large windows. Two separate living areas ensure there’s plenty of space for every member of the household, while modern kitchen ﬁtted with quality stainless steel appliances will see you cooking in style.
Tuesday 13th November at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE
More than $700,000
Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Theo Politis 0415 030 088 doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road
A4 B 2 C 2 E 2
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BlackBurn South 1/3 Vicki Street a low Maintenance Gem With convenience at Every turn Fantastically positioned in the heart of Blackburn South, this neatly presented three-bedroom unit boasts an idyllic low maintenance lifestyle, ideal for the busy professional, ﬁrst homebuyer, downsizer or astute investor. Soaring Cathedral ceiling accentuates the height and space of the lightﬁlled central living area, modernly styled with polished timber ﬂoorboards underfoot and seamlessly integrating with a low maintenance courtyard decorated with landscaped gardens. Conveniently located within walking distance of Forest Hill Chase and transportation.
Tuesday 30th October at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE
More Than $510,000
Thur 6-6.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required
Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Guy Aylward 0424 293 481 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade
A3 B 2 C 2 E 1
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Doncaster east 34 Bellevue avenue seize the opportunity This is it: your chance to create something special with this potential-laden home, which presents its new occupants with a single-level layout of grand proportions along with an impeccably wellpresented original interior. Its solid structure and zoned living therefore provides the astute buyer with the option of capitalising on its rich potential and somewhat blank canvas appeal by delivering the home into the 21st century with a well-executed modern makeover!
BlackBurn 1/358 Middleborough road an Investorâ€™s Dream! Private, low maintenance and a superb location are the three pillars on which this enticing single-level unit is built upon, offering a standout option for the ďŹ rst homebuyer to enter the market in style or astute investor on the lookout for a future-proof rental option.
Tuesday 20th November at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT
More Than $490,000 Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222
A 3 B 2 C 2 E 2
Saturday 17th November at 1pm PRICE GUIDE
More than $540,000
Thu & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required
James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road
Box Hill 3/366-370 Elgar Road A Sophisticated Sense of Style Sleek, ultra-modern features personify this trendy three-bedroom Townhouse that will strike the right chord amongst those with an appreciation for a sophisticated sense of style. Conveniently located near the Eastern Freeway, transport, Surrey Park and Box Hill Central.
A 3 B 2 C 3 E 2
Tuesday 13th November at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT
More Than $680,000 Thur 6-6.30pm, Sat 2-2.45pm & Sun 12-12.30pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222
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Bulleen 51 Harold Street A Modern Gem With Spectacular City Views To Match 3 separate living areas. Generous-sized bedrooms. Renovated kitchen. Spectacular city views. Gas ducted heating. Oh, and a popular Bulleen location. Sound enticing? Wait until you step inside!
A 3 B 1 C 2 D 1 E 2
Saturday 10th November at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT
More than $640,000 Thu 1.30-2pm, Sat 2.30-3pm & Sun 10.30-11am Photo ID required George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888
TemplesTowe lower 2 Heath street Amazing modern Gem From the stylishly presented interior to the fabulous outdoor setting, every corner of this magnificently renovated family home is designed to impress on a grand scale. Located within minutes of Shops, School & Freeway.
A 4 B 2 C 3 E 2
Saturday 3rd November at 3pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT
More than $740,000 Thu & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888
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4A 2B 2C
conteMPorary lUXUry Meets locatIon! excellent, design and location adorns these brand new townhouse's. each expressing a clear commitment to quality and low maintenance living. these beautiful homes offer 3 & 4 bedrooms to suit a range of needs, featuring vogue styled kitchens, granite bench tops, emporite cabinets, 900mm stainless steel appliances, gas ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, polished timber floors and quality carpets throughout. living is truly made easy with the open plan kitchen, meals/family opening on to outdoor alfresco entertaining area. Main bedroom and ensuite with walk in robes are located on the ground floor. Upstairs comprises of further double bedrooms BIr's, huge family bathroom, large studio area acting as another separate living zone. Further features include, large double garage with internal access, walking distance to tunstall square shopping centre, transport, Private and Public schools nearby and minutes away from the eastern Freeway. For sale PrIce InsPect contact
Poa thursday & saturday 11.00am - 11.30am sam nanos 0411 957 505 Daniel D'assisi 0411 863 338
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DoncAStER EASt 14 & 16 PEtER StREEt oPPoRtunitY KnocKS tWicE! We are delighted to offer a rare opportunity not often seen, with 2 separate properties being offered for sale at the same time! occupy, invest, or develop? Buy 1 or buy both? Each home is set on an allotment of approximately 730m2. (StcA) With each offering 3 large robed bedrooms, modern facilities, comfortable family living, some extensive renovations, car accommodation, heating / cooling, fantastic investment opportunities and of course with a coMBinED LAnD SiZE 1460m2 approx great future development potential! (StcA) PLEASE notE: A RARE oPPoRtunitY to SEcuRE BotH 14 & 16 PEtER St DoncAStER EASt. to BE AuctionED SEPERAtELY onE AFtER tHE otHER! unLESS SoLD PRioR!
17th november, 2012 1.00pm
Above $540,000 each
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Blackburn 4 Tara Avenue House, land AND location! Have it all with this well presented 50’s WB family home - offered for the ﬁrst time in over 55 years situated on a large north facing allotment approx. 782sqm boasting a wider 24m frontage (ideal for a new home design or suit redevelopment S.T.C.A.) and located only minutes walk to Laburnum train station and local shopping with nearby Box Hill Central with tram/train/bus terminus. Accommodation comprises large living room, light bright kitchen, 3 or 4 bedrooms or optional parent’s retreat/study, family bathroom/ separate WC and DLUG with remote. Enjoy easy access to primary/secondary schools, parkland, playing ﬁelds/sporting facilities and Eastlink. 4 A 1 B 2 C 782 (approx) D > VIEW Thurs 2.30 - 3.00pm & Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm > AUCTION Saturday 17th November - 11.00am > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT
47 / H9 $630,000 - $690,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Jo Parker 0438 905 957
Box Hill South 21 Moore Street Character & charm Located in a premium pocket this charming and spacious WB home will surprise and delight all who inspect. Expansive open plan living and dining room with OFP, kitchen/meals area overlooking an equally impressive family room with double doors leading to exceptionally private Tuscan-Style entertaining area and lush gardens. This superb home has 3 bedrooms with BIRs, main with WIR/ensuite and spa, gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security system, water tanks. Walking distance to Wattle Park shopping, Riversdale Road tram, primary and secondary schools, Deakin University and extensive parklands. 3 A 2 B 2 C > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT
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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm Saturday 17th November - 11.00am 61 / B2 $700,000 - $770,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508
Forest Hill 2 Amber Street It’s your choice! Whether you’re looking for a ﬁrst home, scaling down from a larger home in the area or a superb investment property this attractive 50’s WB on a compact corner allotment, directly opposite Forest Hill Reserve, within easy walking distance of Aqualink Aquatic Pool and Sports facility will surely appeal. Accommodation comprises living room with open ﬁreplace, modern kitchen with adjoining meals area - all featuring polished hardwood ﬂoors, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom/2 WCs and paved, low maintenance courtyard. Enjoy further easy access to shopping at Forest Hill Chase and Brentford Square with primary and secondary schools nearby. 3 A 1 B > VIEW Thurs 12.00 - 12.30pm & Sat 2.45 - 3.15pm > AUCTION Saturday 17th November - 12.30pm > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT
62 / F3 $410,000 - $450,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Ellie Gong 0430 434 567
Box Hill South 29 Surrey Street Renovate or redevelop this original WB on 737sqm Your ﬁrst opportunity in over 60 years to secure this original WB property - orientated to the preferred northerly rear aspect - on a generous allotment approx. 737sqm only minutes to Kingswood College, Roberts McCubbin Primary School, Artists Park & major retail shopping, restaurants, train/tram/bus terminus at Box Hill Central. Refurbish, extend or redevelop (S.T.C.A.) comprising livingrm with provision for an OFP, dining area, kitchen, 3brms, family bathroom/2 WCs plus carport, garage & garden bungalow various garden sheds. Don’t wait another 60 years - call your builder or your architect today! 3 A 1 B 2 C 737 (approx) D > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT
Thurs 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Saturday 17th November - 2.00pm 61 / D1 $650,000 - $720,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Road 3103 9830 7000 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062
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Blackburn North 28 Primula Street 4 bedrooms and a familyroom Imagine what you could make of this BV property on a larger allot approx. 694sqm. The home requires substantial refurbishment, as much as anything else, to capitalise on the already strong level of accom comp livingrm, central ‘kitchen area’ o’looking a familyrm, 4 brms, 2 bathrms with provision for 2nd WC plus DLUG, bungalow & storage shed. Redevelop with one or more new properties (S.T.C.A.) or build your dream home mins to local shops, major retail/ supermarkets & cinemas at Doncaster & Box Hill Central with nearby primary/secondary schools & Eastlink access.
4 A 2 B 2 C 694 (approx) D Thurs 1.45 - 2.15pm & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm Saturday 17th November - 3.30pm 47 / J5 $490,000 - $540,000 Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 9894 8788 > CONTACT Jason Starchenko 0415 141 420 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL
Doncaster East 57 Deep Creek Drive Incomparable Living with Leafy Seclusion This grand family domain offers all the advantages of ‘an acre lifestyle’ yet with lower maintenance, secluded on an elevated site of 1,600sqm approx by magniﬁcent greenery. Two palatial levels, superior construction and ﬂexible family accommodation feature in this unforgettable home enriched with character. Includes Daniel Robertson bricks, Western Red Cedar ceilings, leadlight feature doors, formal/casual living areas, granite kitchen, rear oasis with pool/ pool house/tennis court, ensuited master, robed bedrooms, sauna, heating/cooling and triple garage.
Sat 10 Nov 1pm View Thurs & Sat 1-1.30pm Photo ID Required Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road
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DoNcASter eASt 25 MCKenzIe Street
Warm and comfortable home with room to move
This well maintained home has been well designed with future growth in mind. The house is positioned near the front of the block with a large rear garden. You can comfortably live in it as it is, extend off the kitchen and living area or consider building another in the rear (STCA) - the choice is yours. Add to this its convenient location close to schools, public transport, parks & an abundance of shopping centres and you canâ€™t go wrong whichever way you go.
Auction: Saturday 24 November at 12.30pm Price: $530,000 plus
Inspect: Wed 2.30pm to 3pm & Sat 12pm to 12.30pm Christina Stamatis 0418 547 226
DoNcASter eASt 23 Morna road
Comfortable family home
Perfectly positioned in the heart of Doncaster East, this property is close to a vast range of shops, schools and public transport. The ground floor features both formal and informal living areas, a guest bedroom with a semi ensuite, an emporite kitchen with granite bench top and a generous sized and well manicured garden. Upstairs youâ€™ll find 3 good sized bedrooms with an ensuite in the main, a retreat area and a separate bathroom and toilet. This property will not disappoint.
Auction: Saturday 10 November at 12.30pm
Inspect: Thur 2pm to 2.30pm & Sat 2pm to 2.30pm Peter Stamatis 0418 536 553
286 Blackburn Road, Doncaster East
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Doncaster East 27A Avocet Street Spacious Low Maintenance Living This 5 bedroom town residence designed with the potential of single level living in mind, offers the space of single level living with the convenience of a low maintenance allotment. Located in easy reach of shops, schools & transport, this home has spacious formal & informal living areas as well as one of the main bedrooms (WIR + ensuite) & study on the ground ďŹ‚oor, perfect for the downsizer. Families will enjoy the further 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms plus rumpus upstairs. Add this one to your viewing list!
Templestowe 25 June Crescent Alfresco Entertaining with Low Maintenance Appeal Delivering lifestyle prestige amongst magniďŹ cent landscaped surrounds, this classically elegant townhouse features sophisticated indoor/outdoor entertaining. Meticulously presented interiors include formal lounge and study, gourmet kitchen, expansive family/meals, 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms. A host of quality extras are included. Moments to popular Templestowe Village, transport, parklands and quality schooling. Free of body corporate.
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5A 3B 2C 1D Auction Saturday 3rd November at 11.00am (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm & Sat from 10.30am Call Michael Mamasis 0418 358 478 Scott George 0410 753 549
3A 2B 2C 1D Auction Sat 24th November at 1.00pm (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs 3.00 -3.30pm & Sat 2.30 -3.00pm Call Michael Mamasis 0418 358 478 Scott George 0410 753 549
Doncaster East 5 Nottingwood Street
4A 2B 2C
Doncaster East Apt 14, 872-874 Doncaster Rd
A Spacious Haven in Glorious Garden Surrounds
An Investment Your Tenants Will Love!
Surrounded by magniﬁcent ﬂoral gardens this sensational 4 bedroom home offers the ultimate lifestyle. Light ﬁlled interiors include large living/dining, modern kitchen & casual family/meals with alfresco entertaining domain.
Looking to secure your ﬁnancial future? Prospective tenants will be queuing up to live in this architect-designed 2 BR apartment in a 7.5 star energy rated building. Stylish open plan living & sunsoaked balcony, study alcove, big kitchen with Miele appliances & basement garage.
For Sale Inspect Call
Thur & Sat 11.30am - 12.00noon Dennis Heng 0421 499 345
For Sale Inspect Website Call
2A 1B 1C
$480,000 Thurs & Fri 5.00pm - 6.00pm Sat 1.00pm - 2.00pm botanicdoncaster.com.au Michael Mamasis 0418 358 478 Scott George 0410 753 549
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293 High Street
Superb Presentation – Buy one or both! A rare opportunity to secure these beautiful single-level town residences. Gourmet’ kitchen, brilliant bathrooms, each with 3 bedrooms, heat/cooling, wonderful Älfresco” living, dual car garaging - just put the key in the door! Live in one rent the other, live with friends/family next door rent both or scope with 1250 m2 to redevelop in the future. Auction: Inspect: Contact:
Saturday 24th November 11.00 am Thursday 2.00 -2.30 & 6.00 -6.30 Saturday 2.00 -2.30 or by Appointment Bill Thompson 0412 160 847
www.zahn.com.au 16 Macedon Road Lower Templestowe
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1300 PREMIER (1300 773 643 or 8768 3600) www.premierbuilders.com.au
59 - 63 Ringwood Street
Short distance to Eastland & Ringwood Central Shopping Precint
AUCTION ON SITE 10th November @ 1pm
â€˘ Prime Residential Zone One. â€˘ Multiple use residential land. â€˘ Exclusive release. â€˘ Unique Opportunity to secure this prime residential land. Contact Ken Jones 0423 558 852 email@example.com