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The Good Food & Wine Show celebrates the city’s love of fine food and wine by showcasing the best of it from June 7-10 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Featured will be celebrity chefs, enticing attractions and tasty samples, making it the place to be for all food and drink aficionados. TWR has 20 double passes (worth $66 each) to give away. Q. Cheese samples will be offered from how many Australian regions?


The Melbourne International 3-Day Event takes place from June 7-10 at the picturesque Werribee Park. See the best Australian and international eventers put their horses through their paces in dressage, cross-country and show jumping, adding to a cumulative score. One lucky TWR reader can win two adult season tickets valued at $190. au/Melbourne3dE/ Q. what is the catchphrase being used to promote this event?


Marlon Wayans delivers another hilarious spoof in his latest film, A Haunted House (released in Australian cinemas on May 30). The story follows a young couple battling with their demons – literally. When overactive man-child Malcolm (Wayans) asks girlfriend Kisha (Essence Atkins) to move into his house, they quickly sense they’re no longer alone. Ten TWR readers can win an in-season double pass. Q. name another Marlon wayans movie.

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on’t tell me we all have to dress in flapper style now? I am always bewildered by the fashion wave created by some new movie tossed like a stone into the pond of popular culture. Often it’s just a wavelet that wets your feet and draws quickly away (Bo Derek’s hair braids from 10, anyone?). Sometimes the moment defines an entire generation, as Diane Keaton did in mismatched suits, vests and ties in Annie Hall, but often these little style surges persist in the most aggravating way. It really was only Madonnna – and only back then – who could pull off the op-shop, sex-pot look of Who’s That Girl, but it didn’t stop a generation of young women, my contemporaries I must confess, sloping about in ra-ra skirts and torn tulle for much longer than good sense or style would suggest. Now, courtesy of Baz Luhrmann’s flashy new version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, we’re all going to get around in drop-waisted skirts, headbands and ropes of pearls. Oh, and yards of (product-placed) Tiffany diamonds … if you can afford them. It’s a funny thing, how the unreal world of cinema

can – and sometimes spectacularly can’t – dictate to see the aesthetic of the fine American sportswear fashion to the real world. At the time, absolutely nothing designer, Michael Kors, in The Thomas Crown Affair, came of the expensive and luxurious style of one of the in which the wardrobe of an impeccably dressed Rene biggest hits of modern, mainstream cinema, Titanic. Russo achieved cult status. Kate Winslet’s dresses were just as easily adaptable Catherine Martin, Luhrmann’s partner, collaborator to modern sensibilities as Fitzgerald’s flappers, but and fashion designer, has created a breathtaking array of nobody bit. Now, however, it seems virtually every costumes for a film so beautiful and rapturous there Australian designer under 30 has a line coming seems very little of Fitzgerald’s satire and disdain out featuring jet beading and tassels, flat-chests left, but no matter. The image is everything in a NOBODY and pinafores. Bazmark movie, and the aesthetic is so strong LOOKS LIKE Men will, I imagine, wear white tie. This there’s little mystery that Australian fashion A FLAPPeR will be no bad thing. designers want to get in on the act too. You’d think it should be the other way The problem is nobody looks like a flapper ANYMORE around: that the great designers of our times anymore. That flat-chested, flat-hipped would influence the look and style of a movie androgyne is an alien among sun-kissed, healthy rather than fiction managing real-life style. This and curvy Australian womanhood, and on this kind was once the case. Hubert de Givenchy’s celebrated of body, the ’20s look is an unfortunate fit. This little collaboration with actress Audrey Hepburn was an fashion moment could be one that departs as quickly as essay in seamless fashion integration. it arrived. To steal a little from Fitzgerald himself, it will Hepburn wore Givenchy’s clothes on and off set, eventually be borne back, as they all must be, ceaselessly and they moved effortlessly between the two worlds, into the past. \ influencing both just as strongly. It was a rare delight

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$5.2M school rebuild boost for blackburn education

Blackburn Primary School will be rebuilt, after the state government announced a $5.2 million upgrade last Wednesday. Premier Denis Napthine was the king of the kids when he made the surprise announcement in front of about 450 students at a school assembly. The government’s funding pledge exceeded the $3.8 million commitment made by Mitcham MP Dee Ryall before the 2010 election. Most of the school’s existing buildings will now be demolished, and new buildings will include an administration centre, classrooms and resource centre to house the school’s library. Dr Napthine said the new buildings would make Blackburn PS “one of the best schools anywhere in Australia”. “It has a terrific history, but some of its buildings are past their use-by date,” he said. “The challenge for [the government] is to provide new schools in the growing suburbs … but [also to] provide funding for refurbishment and renovation for schools like Blackburn.” Dr Napthine toured the school’s sustainability garden and chatted with prep students during his visit. Principal Sue

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Henderson said the announcement was “one of the best” moments of her 15-year tenure at the school. She expected the works to be completed by the end of next year. Ms Henderson said the school council had lobbied the government for about five years, and had finalised a master plan for the redevelopment in February 2011. “The results the school has achieved have allowed our enrolments to remain steady despite run-down facilities, but from here on in the new facilities will make the school a more attractive proposition for families,” she said. Until last week, questions remained over whether the government would pay for the upgrade because Blackburn Primary School works were not listed in the state budget. A partial list of additional schools to receive funding was released, but Blackburn was not included. \ KRISTIAN SILVA






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Stroke patients could have a faster, easier recovery with an initiative being developed by Eastern Health rehabilitation staff. Three staff members from the Peter James Centre in Burwood East received $11,637 from the Eastern Health Foundation this month to develop a home-exercise regime. Occupational therapist Kellie Emmerson and her colleagues Katherine Harding and Anna Joy will use the money to develop a program that uses laptops, tablets and smart phones to create video instructions from therapy staff to streamline home therapy for stroke patients. “Over the course of their rehab, patients get different bits of paper for home exercise – it can get messy and confusing,” she said. “Often they don’t complete exercises or don’t do them accurately.” Stroke patient Colin Chew has visited the Peter James Centre every day for the past three weeks for occupational therapy. He had a stroke that left him with hand and leg damage, and a slight speech impediment. Mr Chew said a tablet or laptop-based home therapy program could save him from having to visit the centre every day. “It takes at least 20 minutes to get here and


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Smart idea: anna Joy and kellie emmerson plan to develop an on-screen system to support rehab patients, such as Colin Chew. (Steve lightfoot)

home every day,” he said. “It would be easier to go through exercises on an iPad.” Eastern Health allocated $63,000 across four major grant programs. The foundation awards research grants to fund innovative staff-led programs in Eastern Health hospitals and centres every year. The three other grants

snake date Park Orchards snake handler Raymond Hoser will return to court on June 13 to try to regain his wildlife demonstrator’s licence. His licence was cancelled last March after he allowed a de-venomised taipan to bite his 12-year-old daughter in a show. Mr Hoser appeared at the Supreme Court of Appeal last Tuesday but the case was adjourned. Bridge build A giant crane was used to install a footbridge at Heads Road, Donvale, last week as part of the Mullum Mullum Trail. See images at Garden party The redeveloped Box Hill Gardens will be officially opened at a public event on Wednesday, May 29, from noon-2pm


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councils unite for youth Carbone and City of Whitehouse mayor Andrew Munroe said no formal confirmation had been received by their councils that the Manningham City Council is winding down SFYS would continue beyond June 30. its delivery of a youth services program amid “Unfortunately, given the earlier advice uncertainty over state government funding. by the state government of the SFYS In November 2012 the Victorian education discontinuing, steps have already commenced department informed youth service providers in winding down the Maroondah and that its School Focused Youth Services (SFYS) Manningham SFYS,” Mr Carbone said. program might not be renewed past June 30. He said network meetings overseeing The SFYS supports students aged 10-18 at the SFYS had ceased and that the lack of risk of disengagement from school, violence, advice had impacted the council’s drug and alcohol abuse and suicide, with ability to plan adequately for future more than 9000 students across eastern lack development and programming. Melbourne participating in the last of advice “With the most recent news financial year. of the program continuing, but Six eastern region councils united impacts on with no formal advice from state at a press conference on April 17 ability to government, local government calling on the state government plan is placed in a difficult position in to continue the program. This was terms of a way forward.” followed up with a written plea from Cr Munroe said his council eagerly Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Monash, awaited the pending announcement that Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges to Premier would ensure vulnerable young people Denis Napthine. across Whitehorse would continue to receive On May 17 Talia Katz, a spokeswoman for SFYS support. Minister for Education Martin Dixon, told “Without this confirmation, the council TWR the program would continue. will be forced to begin the cessation of the “The SFYS is continuing and the minister program and the employment of SFYS has confirmed ongoing funding for the program coordinators,” Cr Munroe said. \ program,” Ms Katz said. BRIDGET FITZGERALD But Manningham chief executive Joe

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A Surrey Hills mother-of-five is set to embrace a fun-charged challenge with the help of her young brood in a bid to raise money for charity. Nicole Avery has vowed to do a different activity with her children everyday for three weeks as part of the 21 Challenge – a fundraising initiative for homeless youth charity Open Family Australia. Mrs Avery (left) will also write about each activity she undertakes with her children Mabel, 9, Stirling, 7, and Magnus, 4, (pictured) as well as Moss, 14, Eamonn, 12, on her parenting blog Planning with Kids. The 21 Challenge, which runs from June 1-21, encourages people to do something they like, don’t like or have never done before, for 21 days to raise money for young people living on the streets. \ Lisa Higginson

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Unclaimed BOX hill Graves up FOr sale Dr Bachelor said he expected an influx of interested customers over the coming months. The Box Hill cemetery will sell hundreds of However, remaining “six feet under” at the unused grave sites at its Middleborough Road cemetery isn’t cheap, with potential customers site this year, in the first major release of burial expected to pay fees of $13,852 for each plot. plots in Whitehorse since 2005. Under the Victorian Cemeteries and A group of 58 unused burial plots could be Crematoria Act, unused burial plot owners have among the first to be sold, with their 25-year 25 years to use the sites before they are required leases set to expire in the coming days. to extend their lease. The cemetery trust will compulsorily The lease of the grave can be transferred acquire the sites if the owners do not to another party if the owner leaves it to extend the leases before June 4. them in their will. 25-year The cemetery trust placed a public The remains of about 50,000 people cemetery notice in The Age on May 20, listing are at the Box Hill Cemetery, which leases expire the names of the owners. opened in the late 1800s. Most are soon It asked them to contact the trust if buried in earth graves but some rest in they wanted to renew their leases. mausoleum crypts. The trust also sent letters to the owners’ The state government estimates last-known addresses – the majority of which that between 2013 and 2035 there will be are in the local area. 19,037 deaths in Whitehorse and 17,060 in Several owners bought the land more than 50 Manningham. Most of the resulting burials years ago, Box Hill Cemetery managing director are expected to occur at cemeteries in Greater Dr Philip Bachelor said. Dandenong, Whittlesea and Melton. “In most cases we’re assuming the people In January, TWR reported that available have passed away and have been buried graves in the neighbouring City of elsewhere,” he said. Manningham were in short supply. “But we’re making sure they’re not out there At the time there were only 3000 spots – and if they are – reminding them that they’ve available at the Andersons Creek Cemetery got this. The purpose is to avoid having unused in Warrandyte. \ KRISTIAN SILVA graves.” whitehOrse

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templestowe A man charged with offences including causing serious injury, false imprisonment and robbery has been bailed after more than 15 attempts to be released. Police allege Thomas Kotzmann committed some of the offences at a Templestowe property in February last year. Kotzmann was charged a month later and remanded in custody. Detective Senior Constable Kellie Graham said Kotzmann, who has represented himself in previous unsuccessful bail applications, was finally granted bail after providing the court details of where he will live until his trial. Kotzmann is expected to appear for a brief hearing at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on May 29. \


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Doncaster Police have urged a truck driver who clipped a car driven by an elderly Doncaster resident to come forward. The 90-year-old man and his 82-year-old female passenger were towing a caravan and travelling north on the Maroondah Highway near Yarck on May 15 when they were clipped by the truck. The car and caravan ran off the road and flipped onto their sides. Neither passenger appeared to sustain injuries, but the 90-year-old man’s condition has deteriorated. At the time of going to press, he was in a serious condition in hospital. The truck is described as a green, tipper-style truck with a trailer. \ BUrwooD Two armed masked men who robbed a Burwood milkbar have been described by police as “gutless”. Detective Leading Senior Constable Daniel Passingham said the men entered the Faelen Street shop about 7pm on Sunday, May 19. One of the men threatened the lone female cashier with a knife, while the other stood guard with a baseball bat. The men stole a white cash register before fleeing the scene. Senior Detective Passingham said: “We’ve had a bit of a quiet period for local milkbars and because they’re holding less cash, they are usually not the target of these gutless wonders”. \




Doncaster \ shoppinGtown A 38-year-old woman has been charged over a series of handbag thefts at Doncaster shopping centres. Police claim the woman snatched ladies’ wallets and purses from victims at Westfield Shoppingtown and The Pines. The Doncaster woman was arrested by Shoppingtown security guards on May 21 after an incident at the centre. The woman is expected to face the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. \

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More than 100 Vermont residents have signed a petition calling for the council to look at operating hours and noise complaints arising from a McClares Road truck yard. Whitehorse council accepted the petition of 110 signatures and 32 joint letters at an ordinary meeting on May 20. Residents neighbouring the 2a McClares Road truck yard, which backs on to Jackaroo World at 516 Canterbury Road, have requested that the trucks be removed from the residential street. Morack Ward councillor Raylene Carr presented the petition to the council. Residents first approached Cr Carr with their concerns in December. She said residents are affected by the noise of trucks, which come and go at early hours and late at night. “The operation of the truck yard is impacting on the amenity of residents who have been unable to enjoy a decent night’s sleep,” she said. “I have asked residents to try and be patient a little longer.” Cr Bill Bennett said the issue seemed to be getting “worse and worse”. The petition asks that the council restrict operating hours and noise levels. Council officers will prepare a report on the operation of the truck yard. \ BRIDGET FITZGERALD

OFFiCers On Beat at MitChaM statiOn Evening commuters at Mitcham Railway station are likely to see a new batch of familiar faces on the platform after protective services officers began work last Tuesday. PSO Mike Howard said it had been a smooth start. “There is a dedicated crew that work here and regular travellers will get to know us,” he said. “It’s a good job and is rewarding and challenging. The best thing is knowing that we’re helping the community.” There are now 362 PSOs patrolling 50 railway stations from 6pm until the last train. The state government allocated $78 million in the recent budget to upgrade stations to support PSOs, and is aiming to deploy 940 officers across the network by 2014. \ KRISTIAN SILVA steven russell & Mike hOward

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My view \ Katrina Hall explores tHe etiquette of play dates


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ou know, someone needs to write a book about a date’s locked in, but the talk seems to be around the the etiquette of organising a child’s play date. assumption that the play date is actually happening at Here are some pointers to start with: your house, even though it’s their kid that’s keen, and Do not pretend you want your kid to play with then it appears you’re picking both kids up after school mine if what you actually need is for me to babysit as they just remembered they have a late meeting that them. I’m totally OK with babysitting, but I just night so you find yourself offering to feed their kid need to know that’s what it is. dinner and, again, you’re babysitting. So, someone texts and says, such-and-such is Also, if your child is playing at someone else’s desperate for a play with one of mine, and how house, it is your responsibility to collect them and, at a about Saturday, and I say, fine, what time, and reasonable hour, preferably not much past 5.30pm on then they say, 2pm. When I say, yes, that’s a weeknight because all parents know after that good, they then say, OK great, but can it things get busy and often crazy. A mate told me be at your house because I’m getting my once, one of her son’s friends wasn’t collected “I have the hair done that day. This is not a play date, until 7pm and by that time they were both on feeling I’m it’s babysitting, and I’ve been duped. top of the garage dancing like lunatics. a play-date And here’s another one. If another kid Anyway, I have the feeling I’m a play-date pushover” asks yours for the play date, technically it pushover. I’m just too easy, too flexible, too should be at their house, right, because they’re fast to offer; some I’ve called, some have been the ones doing the inviting. In the adult world, thrust upon me but, either way, I’ve done the right you don’t say I really, really want to be your friend, so thing. I’ve done treats and fruit plates and sorted out can you spend all day Friday shopping, cooking and inter-child relationship situations. And I’ve smiled, even cleaning so I can come over for dinner? if the guest-kid mistakes me for his/her mum and keeps But this is not the way it goes in play-date world. telling me they’re hungry and feels like a toasted cheese Often, some kid I’ve never met will ring up at 8am on a sandwich and can you put butter on top of the bread Saturday and say, ‘I want to come to your house today’. (weirdly, this happens all the time). And what I’ve found happens frequently, is there’s What I’m hoping most now is that because I have an after-school chat between parents about some child quite a few coins in the play-date bank, they’ll come really wanting to bond with mine. What follows then back to me soon, and maybe I’ll be able to get my hair is a prolonged, back-and-forth exchange about which done too (seriously, you should see the grey). nights are possible because of soccer and dancing and And now, tapping my fingers on the table, I’m waiting whatever, while the kids throw their bags and jumpers … waiting … waiting. \ at you and run off to the playground before you’ve had a chance to say stop, we have swimming, we need to go. we welcoMe your feedback @ And then finally, in all this chaos, the grown-ups finally work out Wednesday is good for both parties and

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furniture, and a sausage sizzle to fuel everyone through the day. ■ 137 Blackburn Road, Blackburn. June 15, 9am-2pm. 0400 600 126. FITnESS THE PLENTY GORGE PARK TRIP The Box Hill Ride A Bike Group is inviting anyone who enjoys a relaxed excursion to join a ride through Plenty Gorge Park. The ride starts at Reservoir Station at 9am, and continues to the Plenty Gorge, taking in views of Plenty River. The round trip is about 46 kilometres and includes a pit stop at Degani Restaurant in Plenty Valley town centre. You’ll need a bike, helmet, spare tube, water and whatever snacks you deem necessary. ■ Reservoir Station (west side), High Street, Reservoir. June 15, 9am-3pm. 0401 031 499. ART & CULTURE WHITEHORSE FILM SOCIETY Local film buffs who aren’t already members of the Whitehorse Film Society should consider joining in order to attend award-winning screenings. Next up on the big screen is My Week with Marilyn,

which follows the true story of film student Colin Clark’s week spent with Marilyn Monroe during filming of the movie classic, The Prince and the Showgirl. Following that is Québécoise drama Incendies, a story of twins who learn, via their mother’s will, that they have a father and brother living in the Middle East. Drama, of course, ensues. ■ Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, 379 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. My Week with Marilyn, June 1, 7.45pm. Incendies, June 15, 7.45pm. 9877 1474. MY BROTHER’S KEEPER Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft is known in parts of Africa as “the travelling Rabbi” for his work in far-flung corners of the continent, where he works to help preserve diminishing communities, reclaim lost Jews and establish new and growing communities. His work is recognised the world over, by kings, presidents and global leaders. The release of his latest book The Travelling Rabbi – My African Tribe (as told to Suzanne Belling) has been highly anticipated. It will be launched in Australia in early June with all profits from its sale going to the Rabbi Moshe Library in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.




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objects as a metaphor for creation and destruction. ■ Deakin university art Gallery, Building fa, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood. June 5 to July 13, tuesday to friday, 10am-4pm and saturday, 1-5pm. 9244 5344. tHeatre ANNIE the story of young orphan annie, who was left by her parents at the Hudson street orphanage in new York City, has captivated children and grown-ups alike since its

the necessary tools and moulds to complete your unique totem. Make sure you book well ahead as places are limited. ■ Bulleen art & Garden, 6 Manningham Road, Bulleen. July 21, 10am-4pm. 8850 3030. iPAD CLASS: GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR iPAD Baby boomers are jumping on the tablet computing bandwagon with enthusiasm. But there’s so much more to the iPad than browsing the

internet and looking at pictures, and many of us aren’t aware of its full capabilities. this $30 class will demonstrate varied functions of your tablet, from apps to downloading and reading books, music, and movies. if that piques your interest, make a booking – and remember to bring your iPad. ■ Koonung Cottage Community House, 109 Koonung Road, Blackburn north. June 14, 21 & 28, 1-2.30pm. 9878 6632. \ COMPILED BY LEXI COTTEE

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cinematic release in 1982. the comic strip on which it was based, Little Orphan Annie, had already caught the attention of new York children decades back, when it was published daily in new York’s Daily Mail. this production, presented by Babirra Music theatre, is based on the original comic strip, and follows the tale of annie’s attempt to find her parents. there are only nine performances, and some have already sold out, so make sure you book well ahead. ■ whitehorse Centre, 397 whitehorse Road, nunawading. May 31 to June 9, 8pm. Matinées June 2, 5 & 9, 2pm. 9262 6555.

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t was a momentous day for women’s women’s football is much lower than its male football, and one that Lou Wotton is counterpart, this match was a big step in the unlikely to ever forget. right direction. Wotton was selected at pick nine in the ‘‘I’ve been lucky enough to play on the inaugural AFL women’s draft on May 15, MCG before, but I think this is totally ahead of a special women’s match that will different,’’ she says. be the curtain-raiser for the round 14 clash ‘‘It’s the first official AFL match for women, between Melbourne and Western played under the AFL banner and Bulldogs. aligned with an AFL club, so it’s “i was All up 50 women from around really paving the way for women’s Australia were drafted to form the football. hoping to two sides, which will wear Bulldogs ‘‘My guy friends get pretty just get and Melbourne colours. jealous, but I think women’s football picked” Wotton, 29, said it was a privilege has come on in leaps and bounds, to be a part of it. ‘‘I was absolutely even though some people don’t seem ecstatic to get picked in the top 10,’’ to know that it exists. I’m hoping we can says Wotton, who plays club football for the get the word out that women’s football is out Eastern Devils. there, and we are skilful.’’ ‘‘I was a little bit nervous going in. I just In the meantime, Wotton will be kept thought it was such a great opportunity, so I busy captaining the Eastern Devils, as well was really hoping I’d get picked up.’’ as hopefully preparing for a berth in the state On top of the thrill of simply being selected, squad for the national championships, which the life long Demons fan got an extra buzz will be played the week before the MCG out of the chance to play in the famous blue game. and red. ‘‘It’s a pretty busy time, and most of the 50 ‘‘I’ve grown up watching them, and I’ve girls that got drafted will be playing for their stuck true to them even though we haven’t states the week before the game,’’ Wotton being going too well, so to pull on the says. Melbourne jumper is a dream that I never ‘‘We’ve [The Devils] had a bit of an up and thought would eventuate really,’’ Wotton says. down year so hopefully in the second half of ‘‘I was hoping to just get picked up, so to the season we can turn it around and hit a bit end up with Melbourne was pretty awesome.’’ of form.” \ EwEn McRaE Wotton, one of the best female rucks in the country, says although the profile of

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The good wood 8 garden avenue, MITChaM, 3132


his newly built house keeps faith with the streetscapes of a neighbourhood in which many houses, old and new, are built of weatherboard. It is in a neighbourhood where renovations, rebuilding and new buildings are all in the works. Yet within this redevelopment landscape, the majority of houses here retain the undeniable charm of weatherboards. It’s as if residents in this corner of Mitcham like the look of weatherboard and take pride in keeping it as a defining character in the area. This one-year-old weatherboard house is packed with features that meet the expectations of today’s house buyers, in particular buyers in the market for a family home. “The house is about 36 squares (about 334 square metres) under-roof, including the garage,” the vendor says. “We take a lot of pride and time in our work. We knew what we wanted and have not cut any corners building this house.” House construction was overseen by a family member who is an owner-builder with many such projects under his belt, the vendor says. “This is a very comfortable home in a great neighbourhood.” The house’s north-facing front door is in stylish black, with 2pac finish, to define the entry point into this neat, white house with its silver roof. Internal walls, doors, plantation shutters and windows are also white, providing the perfect foil for the warm tones of spotted gum floors in the downstairs rooms. The three main areas downstairs are a living/dining area at the front of the house, an open-plan kitchen/family room opening to the rear deck and garden, and the main bedroom suite that also looks out to the rear garden. An open-ended wall, with built-in storage cabinets, separates the living/ dining room from the kitchen. The modern kitchen is demarcated by cabinetry (including floating display and storage cupboards, and soft-closing under-bench drawers) along the eastern wall of the house and a long island bench, measuring 90 centimetres by three

final word “The vendor haS PuT enorMouS ThoughT InTo ThIS hoMe and IT ISn’T oFTen IT aLL CoMeS TogeTher aS weLL aS ThIS. no eXPenSe waS SPared and The LoCaTIon IS PerFeCT.” ANDREW KELEHER – AGENT

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metres, running parallel to it. This is a CaesarStone kitchen with a free-standing 90-centimetre Smeg oven (with six burners) incorporated into the scheme. A corner pantry, wall shelving for a microwave oven and plumbing for the fridge are part of the kitchen design. A linear, fixed-pane window looks out to the side garden, which has a trellis waiting to be planted to provide a green screen along the side fence. A similar window is set above the family area of this open-plan room to bring in more natural light, while bi-fold glass doors extend the room to the large merbau deck overlooking the back garden. The spacious main bedroom also overlooks the back garden through awning windows and glass doors. This is a big bedroom (large enough for two double beds) with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite, which has twin sinks and a double shower. A laundry (with storage cupboard and built-in cabinetry) and a powder room complete the downstairs plan. Three bedrooms, a rumpus room, a bathroom and separate powder room are upstairs, making this zone a private retreat for teenagers. Wool carpets have been laid in all the upstairs rooms. This house has all the features of a contemporary family home, combining open-planned space with zoned living, a stylish kitchen with an island bench that is as good looking as it is practical, loads of storage space and a big outdoor deck. The stand-alone studio in the back garden could be put to various uses: art or hobby room, play room for children, or a home office. This is a house that is ready to become a home. It is close to the play areas in Simpson Park, is within walking distance of the Mitcham train station, has easy access to EastLink and is close to schools and shops. \ SIEW-CHING GOH

Price \ $900,000 – $990,000

Auction \ June 1 at 11.30am

Fast Facts \ Two-storey weatherboard house on about 626 square metres of land; spotted-gum floors; plantation shutters; main bedroom downstairs with en suite and walk-in wardrobe; open-plan casual living and dining spaces; CaesarStone kitchen benchtops; six-burner free-standing stove incorporated into kitchen cabinetry; laundry with built-in shelving; three bedrooms upstairs with built-in wardrobes; rumpus room with study nook; ducted heating; refrigerated air-conditioning; stand-alone studio/ home office; timber deck overlooking garden; veggie patch; double, lock-up garage; close to schools, parks and EastLink. Mitcham \ 21kms from the city




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BOx hill SOUTh \ 23 DEVON StREEt Young families will love this smartly updated single-level weatherboard house in a quiet tree-lined street. Over the past five years, the vendors have transformed their three-bedroom house into a contemporary family haven. The spacious living area features an open fireplace, a large alcove with a fitted study and the plantation shutters and dark-stained floorboards that also feature in much of the home. It flows into a spacious kitchen with north-facing glass sliders, where the vendors have created a light-filled hub for family life and entertaining. CaesarStone benchtops, a large island bench, 2pac joinery, glass splashbacks and a Smeg induction cooktop and underbench oven all add to the update. The tiled bathroom has twin above-counter basins, a walk-in shower with frameless glass screen and deep spa bath. The bedrooms are fitted with shelving and built-in wardrobes for the children and a deep walk-in wardrobe for the parents. At the rear of the house is a large family room with multi-paned glass sliders opening to a full-width north-facing covered rear deck, with the laundry and powder room alongside. A brick drive runs from an immaculate front garden along one side of the level 587-square-metre block to a rear double garage, creating off-street parking for up to seven cars. \ liZ MclAcHlAN






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Fletchers \ 8833 8888

Price \ $750,000 – $820,000


Auction \ 1 June at 11.30am



Barry Plant \ 9878 0222 Price \ $580,000 +

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1/92 Wood Street, Templestowe ................................................................. Price: $780,000 - $850,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 1 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

1-4/4 Koala Court, Doncaster East ................................................................. Price: $569,000 + ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment only .................................................................

When it comes to carefree living dressed with modern flair, it's difficult to go past this executive townhouse nestled on the footsteps of Templestowe village.

Meticulously designed for enthusiastic young professionals and growing families, choose from 2- and 3-bedroom (plus study) brand-new townhouses.

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Auction \ June 1 at 11am

A tidy garden of roses and shrubbery adds to the initial appeal of this 1950s-built yellow-brick, three-bedroom house. However, its mid-century façade belies a modern fitout within. Recent renovations revealed the original hardwood floors, which are now buffed and polished. A huge deck was built around the north-eastern corner of the house, and can be accessed via concertina doors in the lounge, providing the perfect indoor/outdoor space for entertaining. The elevated deck wraps right around the back of the house. An enclosed bit of deck houses a private spa; no need to worry about prying eyes here. Below the deck is a backyard lined with magnolia trees on one side, and a flowering gum on the other. Mottled timber cabinetry creates warmth in the kitchen, which has a breakfast bar and modern appliances. Three bedrooms line the house’s western wall, each with their own built-in wardrobe. The main has an en suite, while the other two share the main bathroom, decked out in happy, beach-themed tiles. \ lexi cottee






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Price \ $950,000 +

Auction \ June 1 at 11am

Built by the vendor on a 492-square-metre corner block, this three-bedroom single-level brick house offers modern, low-maintenance living within a five-minute walk of Mitcham Road shops and buses. Its contemporary layout offers separate living areas with an open-plan lounge and dining area and combined family living, meals and kitchen. An island bench forms a hub in the tiled family living zone, where dark benchtops contrast with white joinery and splashbacks in the kitchen, which also has a walk-in pantry and stainless-steel European appliances. The main bedroom has large, north-facing windows, and a walk-in wardrobe and en suite; there are two more bedrooms, each with a built-in wardrobe. The family bathroom includes a bath and shower, with an adjacent powder room. The double remote-controlled garage and workshop has an internal entry near the laundry, with an external door to a patio. The family and formal living zones both open to a large north-facing terrace edged by lawn and manicured shrubs. \ LIZ McLACHLAN

Only a few relics remain of the modest 1970s-built house that once stood at this address. Extensive renovations carried out about 10 years ago transformed what was once a single-level house into a sprawling, double-storey villa. The façade is dominated by an elevated entrance leading to glass-inlaid timber front doors, protected from the elements by a portico upheld by columns. A curved wall of glass bricks is a striking feature in the entrance. The social areas downstairs are all open-plan, and branch off a huge family room that plays host to a full-sized billiards table. A granite-topped bench encloses the kitchen, which overlooks a landscaped backyard with its own rotunda. Three bedrooms line the eastern wall downstairs, one considerably larger than the others; it has an en suite. There are three more bedrooms upstairs, and a landing large enough to be used as a sitting room. Two identically sized bedrooms are split by a shared bathroom, while the main bedroom across the hall has its own en suite with a huge corner spa bath. \ LexI Cottee











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17 O'Shannessy Street, Nunawading ................................................................. Price: $520,000 + ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 8 at 11am ................................................................. OFI Thur 2.15-2.45pm & Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................



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19 Rye Street, Mitcham ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $660,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday June 1 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Thurs 2-2.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm .................................................................

Hocking Stuart \ 9894 8788

Price \ $550,000 +

Auction \ June 1 at 11am

This double-storey brick and weatherboard townhouse is one of three conveniently located for transport, shops and schools. Built in low-maintenance materials on a 337-square-metre block, the townhouse is likely to attract first-home buyers, retirees and investors. Most of the living and accommodation is on the ground level, with the upper level comprised of an ample main bedroom with en suite. The ground level includes an entrance hall, open-plan living, dining and kitchen, laundry, main bathroom, powder room and two double bedrooms. All three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. The modern kitchen has stainless-steel appliances with a gas cooktop, a white tile splashback and stone benchtops. The kitchen and the dining area both look out to a courtyard with space for barbecue and outdoor seating in a native garden. There is a double remote-controlled garage, gas ducted heating, and a split-system air-conditioner in the living room. Young families will find primary schools within easy walking distance. \ LIZ McLACHLAN


This property has enormous potential for further renovation/extension on approx 609m2. It has living, dining, 2 bedrooms, family bathroom/sep WC & SLUG.

Enjoying a light-filled, dual-level floorplan, this as-new townhouse is as fabulous as its quiet location. It has polished floors, plantation shutters and alfresco deck.

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THERE’S TWO SIDES TO EVERY SUCCESS STORY A STRONG TEAM Property owners rejoice! Local real estate identities Lee Salce and Ken Chappell have returned to the area they love, opening the new hockingstuart Doncaster office. Years of local knowledge and experience establish Lee and Ken as the experts in the Doncaster property market. Their attributes combined with the immense resources of the hockingstuart network, provide property owners with a real estate service of exceptional quality.

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Box Hill North 208 Dorking Road You’ll fall in love with this beautiful period WB home Set in landscaped gardens behind a picket fence with lych gate, this immaculate period WB home on a coveted cnr allot approx 630m2 boasts polished floors, stained glass windows, ornate ceilings, period lighting & more. Comprises grand entry hall, elegant formal living with OFP, modern kitchen retaining original kitchen mantle, 3 excellent brms with BIRs, dining/family room extension overlooking entertainment area, renovated bathroom/2 WCs, large laundry/utility room plus double garage off side street. Close to Box Hill Central shop/transport, schools, Koonung Trail bike/running paths/parkland & Eastern Fwy. 3 A 1 B 2 C 630 (approx) D > VIEW Thurs 5.00-5.30pm & Sat 3.00-3.30pm > AUCTION Saturday 8th June 12.30pm > MEL REF > EPR > OFFICE > TEL > CONTACT

47 / F4 $730,000 - $790,000 Balwyn 279 Whitehorse Rd 3103 9830 7000 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Troy Rendle 0438 305 520

Mitcham 50 Madison Boulevard Beautifully presented 3 bedroom townhouse with study Located in popular Madison Gardens Estate this spacious townhouse is immaculate from top to bottom complete with newly landscaped rear garden. Accommodation comprises living room, modern kitchen overlooking the dining/meals area plus adjacent family room - all featuring polished timber floors, 3 brms (main with WIR/ semi-ensuite), family bathroom/separate powder room/2 WCs & SLUG. Easy access to Mitcham & Rangeview shopping, Nunawading/Mitcham train stations, bus on Mitcham Road, Charles Rooks Reserve & a choice of primary & secondary schools. Ideal 1st home or superb investment. 3 A 2 B 1 C Thurs 3.00-3.30pm & Sat 12.30-1.00pm Saturday 15th June 11.00am 48 / J10 In excess of $490,000 > OFFICE Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 > TEL 9894 8788 > CONTACT Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 > VIEW > AUCTION > MEL REF > EPR

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3 A 2 B 2 C

2/24 Dudley Street


Currently leased at $1,827pcm & offering surprisingly spacious living/dining, 3brms, ens & bathroom, DLUG & generous gardens. Close to Heatherdale Station, Mitcham shops & Eastlink.

Thurs 4.00-4.30pm & Sat 10.30-11.00am > AUCTION Saturday 1st June 11.00am > MEL REF 49 / B10 > EPR In excess of $550,000 > OFFICE Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 > TEL 9894 8788 > CONTACT Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062


3 A 1 B 1 C

4 Longleaf Grove


Set in delightful gardens this modern twnhse in popular Madison Gardens Estate comp living, kit, dining/meals/family, 3brms (main with WIR/semiensuite), pwdrm/2 WCs & SLUG. Easy access to shops & trains. Ideal 1st home or superb ongoing investment currently leased at $1,762pcm.

Thurs 3.15-3.45pm & Sat 12.15-12.45pm

> PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 48 / H10 > EPR In excess of $490,000 > OFFICE Blackburn

1A Blackburn Road 3130 > TEL 9894 8788 > CONTACT Fiona Everett 0402 049 407

Brad Ellis 0418 394 062


2 A 1 B 1 C 609 (approx) D

17 O’Shannessy Street


Walk to Nunawading Stn from this clinker brick ppy with enormous potential for renovation/ extension on allot approx 609m2. Comp living, dining, kit, 2brms, family bth/sep WC & SLUG.

Thurs 2.15-2.45pm & Sat 11.00-11.30am > AUCTION Saturday 8th June 11.00am > MEL REF 48 / F8 > EPR In excess of $520,000 > OFFICE Blackburn 1A Blackburn Road 3130 > TEL 9894 8788 > CONTACT Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062


3 A 1 B 1 C

38 Madison Boulevard


Orientated to the nthly aspect this bright, townhouse in Madison Gardens Estate comp living, kit, dining/meals/family, 3brms (main with WIR/semi-ensuite), pwdrm/2 WCs & SLUG. Easy access to shops & trains. Ideal 1st home/superb ongoing investment, leased at $1,581pcm.

Thurs 3.15-3.45pm & Sat 11.45-12.15pm

> PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 48 / H11 > EPR In excess of $490,000 > OFFICE Blackburn

1A Blackburn Road 3130 > TEL 9894 8788 > CONTACT Fiona Everett 0402 049 407

Brad Ellis 0418 394 062

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Box Hill South


2 A 1 B 1 C

1/4 Tennyson Street


Enjoy an easy walk to supermarket and tram from this BV unit - 1 of only 2 with no Owner’s Corp - comprises living, kitchen/ meals, 2 bedrooms with BIRs, bathroom/ separate WC plus single lock up garage, 2nd car space and larger gardens.

Thurs 12.00-12.30pm & Sat 10.00-10.30am

> PRIVATE SALE > MEL REF 61 / F6 > EPR $490,000 - $540,000 > OFFICE Mount Waverley

361 Waverley Road 3149 > TEL 9807 9522 > CONTACT Stuart Svec 0412 475 294 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062

Fantastic all around Gracious double storey brick unit is a real highlight with private front gardens, Open kitchen/lounge/dining, private balcony, 2 large bedrooms both with BIR, central bathroom and separate toilet. 2 car spaces in LG. Minutes to Box Hill Central and transport hub (trains, trams, buses) with walking distance to shopping strips, parks, private schools and Box Hill High School.

345 Canterbury Road, Surrey Hills 3127

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9888 5788


THE GRAND ENTERTAINER DoncAster eAst 67 thea grove Elevated and south facing, the home immediately gives a feel of space and grandeur. Luxuriously appointed, double storey, 6 bedroom, 4 bathroom home will be the envy of your family and friends. Perfect for entertaining, downstairs comprises HUGE open plan kitchen, living, dining / rumpus enormous laundry, separate storage room and 3 bedrooms. Up the gleaming timber stairs is a retreat and a further 3 ensuited bedrooms (master suite with spa and double vanity). Features include: crystal chandeliers, solid timber kitchen, granite benches, SS appliances, solid timber flooring upstairs, solar power, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, remote operated gate and DLUG plus OSP for a further 4 cars, ample storage and still room to further improve the generous backyard.

centurY 21 First DoMAin PHone: 9489 2233 509 High street, northcote

6A 4 B

2 C

Price $950,000 plus Auction Saturday 1 June @ 11:00am VieW Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm Saturday 10:30 - 11:00am


Jeremy Low 0411 139 024 Anthony Vicino 0418 860 380

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3 & 4/663 Whitehorse Road MITCHAM

209 Springvale Road NUNAWADING

Only 2 left!

A3 B3 C1 D1

Art Deco Clinker Brick Home

A3 B1 C2

Featuring over 17 squares of living, each townhouse comprises internal access via remote control SLUG. The ground level consists of a spacious lounge room, open plan living, kitchen & meals area, a large laundry, powder room & the master bedroom which is accommodated with a large ensuite & WIR. Upstairs comprises 2 bedrooms, family bathroom & study at the top of the staircase. Notable inclusions are Caesar stone bench tops, Linea European Style S/S kitchen appliances including a dishwasher, electric heating & refrigerated cooling.

Private Sale

Tucked away behind a high brick fence & from the hustle & bustle of Springvale Rd you will find this delightful clinker brick veneer home. The warm welcoming feeling hits you the minute you open the security & glass doors. Location is second to none with Nunawading Train Station literally only 265 metres away. Schools including Blackburn Lake Primary, Nunawading Christian College, Blackburn High School & Mt Pleasant Rd Primary & Kindergarten.

Auction Saturday 15th June 1:00pm


From $595,000

Inspect Thur 5-5:30pm Sat 12:30-1:30 Agent

Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988 Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796

Inspect Thurs 3-3:30pm Sat 2-2:30pm Agent

Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988 Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796

100% Auction Clearance Rate for 2013!

2/7 Roger Court NUNAWADING View to the Dandenong’s

A3 B1 C1

Own street frontage & no body corporate fees! This fantastic double storey home is set right in the heart of Nunawading. Featuring Westinghouse stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and a convenient open plan living area with access to the decking area that shows off the magnificent views of the Dandenong’s. Upstairs comprises the family bathroom and three generous sized bedrooms all with built in robes. Highlights include remote control garage, gas solar hot water system, ducted heating & colour bond roof.

Private Sale

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98 South Parade Blackburn



Inspect Thurs 4-4:30pm Sat 4-4:30pm Agent

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StuNNiNg cONtEmpOrary StyLE This exceptionally spacious new town residence offers 2 vast living areas, chef’s kitchen, 3 bedrooms (luxury ensuite to main), family bathroom, dual garage and private outdoor entertaining spaces, plus premium fittings, close to freeway access, shopping centres and Koonung Creek.

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TEMPLESTOWE 27 Dellas Avenue 2,393 Sq m of Absolute Yarra River Frontage


Expression of Interest Closing Monday 17 June at 5 pm

A rare opportunity to purchase private riverfront land with stunning bushland & park views. An ideal place to build your architectural dream home (STCA). Existing home offers comfortable living in its present condition comprising an


Thursday & Saturday 2-2:30 pm

expansive living & dining flowing to a wide deck, sitting room/retreat, three double bedrooms (BIRs), a renovated


2,393 sq m approx.

bathroom & a large country-style kitchen. Also features gas heating & split-system air conditioning. Surrounded by a

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unique natural environment of kookaburras, lorikeets, visiting wombats & kangaroos this property is perfect for family

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living. Just 30 minutes by bus to the CBD, close to Templestowe Village, schools & Westfield Shoppingtown.

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Templestowe 16 Aloha Gardens Single Level Englehart in Prized Pocket Immaculately presented amidst lush gardens, this grand family sanctuary boasts all the hallmarks of an Englehart: spacious proportions, luxury finishes, floor-to-ceiling windows and attention to detail at every turn. Situated on 789m2, it comprises a formal lounge and dining area with OFP and cathedral ceilings, gourmet kitchen with professional appliances opening to casual meals and rumpus room, three sun-drenched bedrooms and a large office. Behind the home, a retreat of manicured foliage leads to a covered entertaining area with BBQ. This spectacularly designed home is a rare offering in one of the best pockets of Manningham.

Donvale 2 Mulsanne Way Stylish, Spacious and Single Level This spotless single-level home is ideal for those seeking a low-maintenance lifestyle without compromising on space or quality. The home boasts 2 oversized living areas: The formal lounge and dining area framed by picture windows, and a generous eat-in kitchen/family room fitted with European appliances. Both rooms open to a sizeable, low maintenance courtyard. 3 robed bedrooms are of a size rarely constructed today, particularly the master bedroom with its walk-through robe and ensuite. Additional features include a 2 car garage with workshop, spacious service yard and large laundry room. Local shops are within a 2-minute stroll.

3A 2B 2C 1D Auction Sat 15th June at 11.00am (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Photo I.D Required Call Brenton Linmeiers 0412 791 546 Linda Linmeiers 0419 318 636


3A 2B 2C Auction Sat 1st June at 1.30pm (if not sold prior) Inspect Thurs 4.00 - 4.30pm Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Photo I.D Required Call Brenton Linmeiers 0412 791 546 Mitch Etherington 0423 932 899

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Doncaster east 14 ashton rise In a class of Its own Built for maximum comfort. Designed for sheer luxury. Secluded in a peaceful cul de sac that truly delivers convenience at every turn. Bold and glamourous define this architecturally-designed modern masterpiece, which paints a picture of grandeur with its stately street presence and continues the theme inside with a breathtaking interior to raise the bar in high-end living. Brilliantly located within a very short stroll of The Pines and bus transport.

Saturday 1st June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $1,100,000 Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Doncaster 9842 8888

TemplesTowe 1/92 wood street A Grand statement of executive living When it comes to carefree living dressed with modern flair, it’s difficult to go past this exceptionally well-constructed Townhouse that delivers an idyllic executive-style lifestyle on the footsteps of Templestowe Village. Quality craftsmanship and luxurious living goes hand-in-hand inside this ultramodern property, which boasts its own frontage, zoned heating and cooling, security alarm, eyecatching architectural elements, timber parquetry flooring, three separate living zones, ground-level Master bedroom and a gourmet kitchen with island bench.

Saturday 1st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$750,000 - $820,000


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Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Sammy Gazzo 0425 863 378 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A5 B 3 C 4 D 1 E 2

A4 B 2 C 3 E 2

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Burwood 16 delany Avenue An Entertainer’s dream! Package a convenience-laden location with low maintenance living and it’s understandable why this immaculately presented Townhouse provides a standout opportunity to executive couples, young families, empty nesters and astute investors. Conveniently located on the footsteps of Deakin University, a host of lifestyle options are easily accessible on foot. Bus transport and the 75 tram are within walking distance, while a short stroll down the road will lead you to the Bennettswood shopping strip. The home itself is a fine example of contemporary design, with its two-level floorplan offering spacious living areas, generous-sized bedrooms plus a stunning alfresco that’s designed to entertain in any condition, any time of year.

Saturday 15th June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $650,000


Wed 2.30-3pm & Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID required


Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A4 B 2 C 3 E 2

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TemplesTowe lower 49 sunrise Crescent Classically Beautiful Rarely does a classically modern home packaging immaculate presentation with a peaceful lifestyle become available in such a prime location. And now that it has, procrastination isn’t recommended! Step inside and be wowed by the impressive nature of this stately two-storey home, located in an exclusive residential enclave and brilliantly styled to capture the essence of modern living with its strong contemporary appeal and suitability for the young family and downsizers alike. The quiet setting offers convenient access to Macedon Square, Westfield Shoppingtown, Manningham Medical Centre and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 15th June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$700,000 - $770,000


Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 3.30-4pm Photo ID required


Jack Li 0430 133 425 James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A4 B 2 C 3 E 2

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BlackBurn 6/27 laburnum Street Picturesque living On The Footsteps Of laburnum Village! You’ll love every moment approaching this enchanting Townhouse, set in a picturesque residential development hallmarked by its classical beauty and blossoming front gardens of its house-proud residents. A display of leafy treetops provides a tranquil backdrop against the spacious lounge, and when the air is fresh, open the French doors to allow the cool breeze to waft gently through the home. A large kitchen will appeal to the cook of the household courtesy of its ample bench space and well-appointed nature, however when it’s more convenient to dine out, take your pick from the selection of trendy eateries located at Laburnum Village, which is only a short stroll away.

Saturday 15th June at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $570,000


Wed 4.30-5pm & Sat 10-10.30am Photo ID required


Terry Burgoyne 0404 842 771 Brian Leeson 0488 606 868 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 1 C 2 E 2

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A4 B 3 C 3 D 1 E 2

TemplesTowe lower 25 Toulon Drive live The mediterranean way Why head to the Mediterranean for a sojourn when you can live the holiday lifestyle everyday by claiming this spectacular Spanish Villa as your own, and with it, a highly sought location that’s within minutes of Westfield Shoppingtown, schools and Ruffey Lake Park. While the home is big on entertaining, it’s also practical for everyday family living with an array of radiant living areas and a generous collection of well-proportioned bedrooms.

Saturday 15th June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

$650,000 - $690,000


Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required


Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Burwood East 35 Lorraine drive Fully renovated and ready For Your Family! Looking from the curbside in, you’ll be forgiven for thinking the interior of this humble-looking home is cloaked in a modest light. Cross the road and you’ll quickly realise there’s nothing modest about this renovated home that boasts a trendy character. Open up the bi-fold doors that stand between the radiant lounge and sensational timber deck to create a magical indoor-outdoor entertaining experience, while the home’s suitability for young families is evident in the large backyard, spacious bedrooms and outstanding access to schools, trams and Burwood One.

Saturday 1st June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $580,000


Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 10.30-11am 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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Box Hill NortH 37 Heathfield rise A real Charmer to Start Family life in Box Hill North Sitting proudly on a slightly elevated corner allotment with dual frontage, in a coveted location (with development potential - STCA), enjoy the early years of young family living with this charmer of a family home that offers spacious living inside and a world of convenience outside. Leave the car at home as you walk the kids to Kerrimuir Primary School, while enjoying the convenience of having the Kerrimuir shopping strip, bus transport, the Eastern Freeway, North Blackburn Shopping Centre, Westfield Shoppingtown, Box Hill Central and Blackburn High School only minutes away.

Saturday 1st June at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

More Than $590,000


Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

A3 B 1 C 2 E 2

TemplesTowe lower 30 Jeffrey street Built To A standard rarely seen Today! Under instructions from State Trustees. Built to stand the test of time, this solidly constructed family home approx on 730 sq mts offers an outstanding opportunity to restore this stately home to its former glory. Space is very much a defining feature of the flowing layout, featuring living areas of exceptional proportions, generous-sized bedrooms, a spacious kitchen and ducted heating and cooling. Sitting on the high side of the road, the home also enjoys fantastic access to the Eastern Freeway, Ted Ajani Reserve, schools, Macedon Square and Finns Reserve.

A3 B 1 C 1 E 1

Saturday 15th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE

$600,000 - $660,000


Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required


Chris Defteros 0408 428 888 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

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TemplesTowe lower 3/24 parker street A Hidden Gem within A short stroll of Templestowe Village Encapsulating carefree living with its low maintenance layout, walking distance access to bus transport and outstanding proximity to Templestowe Village yet delivering a high level of peace and quiet with its secluded setting at the rear of a three-Townhouse site, this modern Townhouse that’s big on space presents an appealing option for young professionals, empty nesters and the wise investor. Completing the perfect picture is this property’s close proximity to Finns Reserve, local schools, Macedon Square, the Park + Ride facility and the Eastern Freeway.

Tuesday 11th June at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$570,000 - $620,000


Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required


Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Doncaster 1/808 elgar road a Welcomed surprise on 405sqm! From its two sizeable outdoor areas, large living spaces and generous number of bedrooms on a private 405sqm (approx.) allotment, this light and bright unit is full of surprises, inside and out. And given it’s set back from Elgar Rd, the property boasts a remarkable sense of peace and quiet! What isn’t a surprise is its coveted location that’s within walking distance of Westfield Shoppingtown, bus transportation local schools.

Saturday 1st June at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

$520,000 - $580,000


Thu 10.30-11am & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required


George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A3 B 2 C 2 D 1 E 2

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Doncaster east 3 Brindy crescent so Many options on a Flat 680sqm! Move in and modernise, demolish and develop (STCA) or purchase and lease. Whatever option you choose, you can’t put a foot wrong! For first homebuyers, it’s the perfect opportunity to move into Manningham and make their mark with a stylish facelift. Builders will also be eager to take full advantage of the perfectly flat, 680sqm (approx.) allotment that has development written all over it (STCA).

Donvale 3 Monterey Crescent Making Its Market Debut! Two things are for certain regarding this proud family home. The first is that they no longer build quality homes like this. Secondly, locations don’t come any more convenient than this, with Tunstall Square only a short stroll away.

Saturday 8th June at 11am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More than $560,000 Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required Adele Kocuk 0412 255 919 Sam Kocuk 0419 311 222 Doncaster 9842 8888

A 4 B 1 C 1 E 2

Saturday 1st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $550,000


Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


Jack Li 0430 133 425 Chris Manolopoulos 0439 478 825 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

Box Hill NortH 35 Kerrimuir Street A Dream Family lifestyle Awaits! Picture this: sip your morning coffee on the covered timber deck. Walk the kids to Kerrimuir Primary School, then head out for a relaxing stroll through scenic Bushy Creek Linear Park. And then return to a large, attractive home that’s tailor-made for family living.

A3 B 1 C 1 E 1

A 5 B 2 C 3 E 1

Saturday 1st June at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More Than $610,000 Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222

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Fixed 12 month term 8 hours per week. We are seeking a self-motivated, flexible and enthusiastic person, with computer and organisational skills to carry out administrative support for the Williamstown Sailing Club. Interested persons can obtain additional information and position description from our website www.williamstownsailing Applications and resume with two referees, to: or by mail to The Commodore, Williamstown Sailing Club, PO Box 50, Williamstown, Vic 3016. Applications close: Monday 3rd June 2013

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Berry Motor Group is a Volvo specialist that has been in operation for over 30 years. Fully equipped workshop for all repairs and servicing. Loan cars available. VACC recommended repairer. Talk to us about servicing your new vehicle without endangering the manufacturer’s warranty. Located in Mitcham, close to Eastlink and Citylink. The acquisition of Carson and Murphy in 2012 brings an even greater depth of Volvo knowledge and experience for our customers.

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Almara Cabinets

Our brand-new Vermont South Mixed League is launching in July, on Wednesday nights at Sportlink. Register a team to book your place in this exciting competition. Dodgeball is a fun, competitive and a highly sociable sport to partake in for both male and female players. We have different genres of music during games, giving it a party-like atmosphere. Join the Revolution today! For more information, please call 0431 052 148 or visit website:

Under the gum trees, beside the Yarra on Stiggants Reserve,

Light refreshments available. Bring along your family and friends.

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