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CONGRATULATiONS Three TWR photographers are finalists in the prestigious PANPA Newspaper of the Year Awards. Jules Tahan’s delightful photo of Sesame Street puppeteers Kevin Clash and David Rudman, (The Weekly Review August 15, 2012), bottom, right, is nominated for the Portrait of the Year in the Rural/Regional/Suburban photography category. Teagan Glenane’s moving portrait of former Preshil principal Margaret Lyttle, (Stonnington & Boroondara Review Local, March 19, 2013), top, left, is in the same category. Shawn Smits’ eye-watering shot of Macedon’s Jack Kernan hitting the turf in a Riddell District Football League match (Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly, September 7, 2012), top, right, is in the Sports Photography of the Year in the Rural/Regional/Suburban category. The winners will be announced at an awards night on August 29. clarification \ in TWR’s story art of glass (august 14), it was incorrectly reported that artworks are donated to the camberwell girls grammar camart exhibition and sale. the works are not donated by artists, but the school receives commissions to support scholarships.

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It’s not a new fire levy, it’s a fairer fire levy. On 1 July 2013, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, the Victorian Government is replacing the old fire services levy with a fairer system. Rather than being added to insurance premiums, the levy will now be collected with council rates. This means all property owners contribute a fair share to the Country Fire Authority or the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The levy is a fixed charge of $100 for residential properties and $200 for non-residential properties, plus a variable charge based on the property’s capital improved value. All funds will go towards supporting Victoria’s fire services. GST and stamp duty charged on the old levy have been removed and, for the first time, eligible pensioners and veterans will receive a $50 concession. These reforms will save households and business around $100 million a year. F•S•A/DPC0018

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Virginia trioli \ ROAD TO NOWHERE


t was a haiku of contempt. Succinct, devastating. providing cathartic space for infuriated and frustrated “Melbourne Airport. Useless.” travellers to unburden themselves of their horror It was all the well-known Liberal Party pollster, Mark experiences – 15 minutes creeping 500 metres! – and Textor, needed to say. With just three words he conjured wail in bewilderment at why it seems to be getting the unbelievable and completely unacceptable gridlock worse, not better. (And a word to the wise: these chat and chaos that is now the permanent state of the rooms have cleverly observed that on approaching approach to our major domestic and international the gridlock, the Skybus invariably diverts off the airport. Welcome to basing federal election freeway and onto Melrose Drive, avoiding the Liberal Party headquarters in Melbourne, Mr crunch but adding about eight minutes to the “what the Textor. Have a nice stay. expected trip. Something to bear in mind.) Have you seen it lately? And not just during And now there’s the politically charged hell is peak hour? Once past Mickleham Road and issue of the proposed east-west tunnel link going on?” often, God help me, even before Mickleham depositing more traffic more quickly onto the Road, traffic grinds to a halt and slowly and Tullamarine Freeway and choking an already infuriatingly creeps all the way to the elevated failing airport entrance. drop-off points for all airlines. For the country’s Let me say this nice and loud so that anyone with a second-biggest airport, it is a complete embarrassment. responsibility for this might hear me: what the hell is Numbers at Melbourne Airport are impressive. For a going on? modest facility in a medium-sized city, it services nearly Is it the old issue of too much traffic because of a joint 29 million passengers a year. But that’s just today – a domestic/international terminal and the well-known day with long, static lines of private cars, taxis and buses need to split the two? Is it true, as it appears to me, that snaking away from the airport, back down the freeway. a dual carriageway is simply insufficient for the traffic Passenger numbers are expected to reach 46.5 million a needs and should have been expanded a long time ago? year by 2023 and 64.4 million by 2033. (Before they put in a pedestrian walkway and a hotel The daily traffic situation on the approach to that will now be very difficult to retrofit). Melbourne Airport is so staggering it is now the stuff of Or is all this the long-expected legacy of sequential legend: entire frequent flyer chat rooms are devoted to state governments failing to provide the fast airport rail

link that was so cleverly anticipated and designed at the time of the original airport plan? A third runway is planned for the airport and will give it the highest capacity in the country. It will be operational from 2022 and, to make your pride swell and blood run cold at the same time, Australia Pacific Airports Corp chief executive Chris Woodruff boasts of “taking the fight to Sydney and outgrowing them”. Oh goody. But I’m damned if I know how all those new passengers are going to make all those new flights on time. Qantas chief Alan Joyce gets it: “There’s no point in having new runways and terminals if people are waiting hours to get to the facility,” he says. Joyce wants the rail link. Melbourne Airport wants it. Let’s not waste time talking about how many of us would like one, too. Instead, every time you hear a politician – and by politician I mean Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Opposition Leader Tony Abbott – say during this election campaign that they want to build a better, modern Australia with infrastructure we can be proud of, phone party headquarters and give them the Melway co-ordinates for postcode 3045. If you’re stuck in Tullamarine traffic trying to make your plane, you should have plenty of time to do it. \

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The menu is short and simple but the freshness and quality ingredients stand out. The house-made baked beans are lightly still sells newspapers, lolly bags and preserves spiced, sprinkled with marinated feta, on top but the drawcard now is simple brekkies, of toast. A prettily sliced section of avocado lunches, coffees and snacks. on the side and a few lettuce leaves adds Two years down the track, Carver has interest. The toasted tuna with cheese, dill expanded his menu a little but his main aim is pickle, capers, mustard seeds and mayo is to run a welcoming place. boosted by chewy La Madre sourdough bread. “I don’t want to have attitude or staff to I spy an enviable-looking meatball sub have attitude,” he says. “I want to be on a nearby table (wish I had ordered normal and treat people as friends.” that – maybe next time). Carver uses “I don’t While the tiny Quartermaster’s free-range mince from Cannings of want to Store isn’t on a main road, it’s right Hawthorn and rolls the meatballs have in Kew’s private-school belt and in his spare time. They’re cooked just a short distance from MLC. It’s in a Napoli sauce and served in a attitude” a handy pitstop for parents after the sourdough roll. It’s one of the most morning drop-off and also a favourite popular menu items. for teachers on a break. Zucchini fritters were once retired Mostly, though, it’s locals that keep from the menu but had to be reinstated Quartermaster’s busy and Carver knows due to customer demand. Other favourites many of his customers by name. include spiced porridge (the spices are a He restored the classic milkbar façade secret), served with maybe stewed rhubarb, and left the old newspaper and ice-creams pear or quince (whatever’s in season). Coffee signs as a reminder of days past. Inside, the is a Romcaffe roast. pared-back café has a small kitchen, white Carver runs an informal barter system walls, a large blackboard, lamps from the with residents. One woman recently brought State Library’s darkrooms and shelves with him 40 grapefruits, which he turned into preserves, cookbooks and newspapers. grapefruit and orange marmalade. There are only five tables and a window Servings are economical, prices reasonable, bench and outside a couple of tables. In presentation is pretty and the quality of the summer customers can borrow a picnic rug ingredients shows in the food. For a simple and decamp to the little stretch of park across neighbourhood café, Quartermaster’s ticks the road. most of the boxes. \

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any new vehicles are trumpeted as game-changers, but few are. When Britain’s original Range Rover arrived on the scene in 1970, it truly shook the status quo, introducing an unprecedented blend of luxury, road manners and supreme off-road capability. I will never forget my introduction to this SUV icon, from the passenger seat of a Rangie driven by a Land Rover staffer who intentionally drove head-on over a high kerb. Fearing the front suspension would be ripped out by the roots, I braced for a huge bang, only to be amazed by a muted thump as the big beast took the obstacle without a hair out of place. It was a revelation. Four decades on, the new fourth-generation Range Rover from this British brand, now Indian-owned, still sets the pace as one of the few luxury four-wheel-drives capable of supple mountain-goat feats while looking the part in the Flemington car park at the spring carnival. The new Range Rover gets an evolutionary styling update, but the biggest change is under the skin, with all-aluminium construction. This helps rid the vehicle of a staggering 420 kilograms of unwanted fat, although it still weighs north of two tonnes. The big question is whether this form of car-like construction – called a monocoque – can deliver the same hard-core performance, on road and off. The Range Rover has lost none of its on-bitumen performance, riding and cornering with a belligerence that belies its bulk and tall stance, thanks to a large extent to its active air suspension that works overtime to keep it floating on an even keel. Whopping 21-inch wheels help, too. The weight savings deliver improvements in acceleration and fuel economy, with the test car – a high-end supercharged V8 Vogue SE – gliding from zero to 100km/h in a sporty 5.4 seconds. Thirst has been chopped 9 per cent but, at 13.8 litres per 100 kilometres, the force-fed 5.0-litre petrol Range Rover’s fuel economy is not for the environmental warrior. In town, the glug-glugging of fuel soars to more than 20L/100km, hence most buyers will opt for diesel variants – the 3.0-litre TDV6 (7.5L/100km) or stump-ripping 4.4-litre SDV8 (8.7L/100km).

Sadly, an old-style rainy week in Melbourne prevented us from stretching the Range Rover’s talents in the bush. We suspect the vehicle could handle it, but ploughing up sodden bush tracks is environmental vandalism. We are assured that the latest model has lost none of its long-legged climbing ability using its low-range gearing, massive wheel travel, deep well of torque and, on the test car, active rear differential. It can even wade through 900mm of water. As before, the Range Rover’s suspension can be raised or lowered with the twist of a dial to meet conditions. Of course, most Range Rovers spend their days wading through commuter traffic, with the driver seated high above the riff-raff, cosseted behind laminated acoustic glass range rover vogue se What is it? Four-wheel-drive luxury SUV What’s in it? Supercharged 5.0-litre V8 petrol engine. Power: 375kW. 0-100km/h: 5.4 sec is it thirsty? 13.8 litres per 100 kilometres – 2.5 stars price




thumbs up superb road manners, genuine off-road talent, improved fuel economy, large cargo zone, variable height function, sumptuous cabin thumbs DoWn thirsty in petrol form, steep price, lack of autonomous emergency braking in most models * These are manufacturer’s list prices.

in sumptuous captain’s chairs that have 18-way electrical adjustment. And now we are getting to the crux of why well-heeled buyers shell out such a big wad of cash. This is extremely comfortable. The decor is a mix of old English drawing room and up-to-the-minute gizmos. For example, the heated steering wheel was cloaked in optional ($980) traditional wood and leather. The new eight-speed automatic transmission, a German-made ZF unit shared with sister company Jaguar and other car-makers such as BMW, offers two more gears than the previous generation and is controlled by a round selector knob that pops out of the console. A big sat-nav screen dominates a dash swathed in leather. Above it, the windscreen has fine wires embedded in it – the anti-icing and de-fogging system for snow country. In the limo-style back seat, passengers who tire of watching the countryside rushing past can switch to the touch-control TV screens, complete with headphones, embedded in each of the front headrests. Behind the split-fold seats, a capacious luggage compartment swallows a large lump of cargo, making maximum use of the extra stretch in the car’s overall length. The two-piece rear hatch has an upper door that rises and lowers majestically at the push of a button, and a lower tailgate that swings down to transform into a convenient carpeted seat at the polo or picnic table at the cup. Apart from three engine choices, the new Range Rover comes in four equipment levels – HSE, Vogue, Vogue SE and Autobiography – with prices starting at $168,900 (plus on-road costs) for the V6 diesel HSE and rising to $240,100 for the supercharged V8 petrol Autobiography. Oddly, only the Autobiography gets auto-braking adaptive cruise control as standard, with buyers of other levels having to fork out $3240 for the privilege. But all Range Rover owners can bask in the glow of the convenient “puddle lights” that don’t merely light the way into the cabin at night, but also spell out “Range Rover” on the ground. Just in case you forget what you paid for. \ AUGUST 21, 2013 \ The weekly review 17

Man of steel \ ANDREW McUTCHEN’s DiviNE MovEMENTs


nce, “What are you wearing?” was the standard query. But with the popularity of mechanical watches, there’s a second question: “Nice watch, is it an in-house movement?” This refers to whether the movement is made by the maison, or a generic one. Here are three in-house movements to make that awkward moment go away. “Why yes, yes it is … ” \

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There are two things to love about this 2013 edition of the Carrera, featuring the in-house 1887 calibre. One, the horizontal subdials. Two, the “bullhead”-style case with angled dial. It places the crown and chronograph pushers at the top of the case, giving it the appearance of the two-part stopwatches Jack Heuer supplied to pro-racing circuits. “I’m not a watch man, I’m a product man,” Jack told The Weekly Review at the Carrera’s 50th birthday party in Geneva. “But as a product, this watch is a classic.”

Breitling \ Breitling for Bentley B06 Chronograph


2003 was a big year for Bentley. The car manufacturer won the Le Mans 24-hour race and decided to partner with Breitling on a range of watches. The masculine 49-millimetre case has a bezel motif that emulates a Bentley grill and an oscillating weight inspired by Bentley wheel rims. The Bentley B06 movement is distinguished by its “30-second chronograph” system. Available in steel or red gold, with steel or crocodile leather bracelet.

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Platinum is said to be 30 times more expensive than gold. The cachet in the story of Rolex’s iconic Daytona model would be worth even more. This version of the legendary chronograph released in 1963 and made famous by Paul Newman – he wore one continuously from 1972 until his death in 2008 – is equipped with a chestnut-brown monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic and an ice-blue dial that is like air-conditioning for the eye. Crisp, classic and driven by an in-house 4130 self-winding mechanical chronograph movement.

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emplestowe resident Vicky Lee’s passion something new that not all kids get to try,” for tennis has taken her to some amazing Lee said. “When I first started we had 150 places, and the journey is far from over kids in programs like Hot Shots, and now after she was recently recognised for her we’re more around the 400 mark. coaching excellence. “Hot Shots is so important, it’s the only Lee, 33, took out the Tennis Victoria way really because otherwise you lose them. Excellence in Coaching award for her work It takes them much longer to learn the game with the MLC Hot Shots program at local with regular equipment, so this keep them in clubs and schools, beating a strong field from a lot longer.” across the state. Hot Shots uses modified racquets and “It’s a huge honour to be chosen as the Hot court sizes and different compression balls to Shots winner in the state,” Lee said. “It’s gradually ease kids into rallies and games. also important to get the word out Lee has also spent quite a bit of time there that Hot Shots is the way to go, working with Down-syndrome “hot and to find a Hot Shots coach to players, using the modified shots keep more kids in the sport.” equipment to allow players to stay is the way In presenting Lee with the involved in the sport. award, Tennis Victoria said “That’s a whole extra sector of the to go” they recognised her as a leader in community that’s able to be involved engaging and providing all children in tennis purely through the modified with the opportunity to try and stay equipment,” Lee said. playing tennis. “We do something every term, whether Lee played on the professional circuit it’s four weeks or six or whatever, we work and achieved a world ranking of 520 before with them to make it happen.” injury ended her career prematurely 10 years Lee’s recognition as the best in the state ago, and she has been a professional coach for the Hot Shots program will now see her ever since. up against the best across the country at the She has been the head coach at Doncaster end-of-year John Newcombe awards. Tennis Club for the past seven years, and also In the meantime, Lee is focusing on at St Gregory’s Tennis Club since January. She increasing her numbers, ensuring that as also runs clinics in local schools, something many kids as possible in the Manningham she says has really boomed in recent years. area have access to tennis. \ EwEn McRaE “The schools have been really supportive, and the kids are always so excited because it’s

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BlackBurn 72 lake road country-Style living In The Heart Of Blackburn Grant yourself the opportunity to become one of the luckiest people in Blackburn as the owner of this historically significant former orchard farmhouse, nestled across the road from Blackburn Lake amongst leafy surrounds the area is famous for. Built in 1920 yet renovated and extended throughout the years to offer a sensible floorplan for modern family living, the future occupant can appreciate the character of yesteryear with the benefits of modern luxuries. It’s also hard to believe this country-like haven is within a short stroll of bustling Blackburn Village.

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Warrandyte 4 Lomond Court discover this Hidden treasure! Venture up the winding driveway and beyond the superbly manicured gardens to discover this 6 bedroom gem that rises majestically from its tranquil setting on the border of Templestowe in Warrandyte’s most prestigious address. Spectacular views offer a superb backdrop as you dine or prepare a feast in the stylish kitchen, while entertain in style with a stunning rumpus boasting built-in bar, Cellar, home theatre and indoor pool.

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BlackBurn north 113 koonung road Develop In a Five-Star neighbourhood! Packaging one of the best addresses in Blackburn North with a sizeable 636sqm (approx.) allotment that has development written all over it (STCA), this potential-laden property offers a rare opportunity to secure a premium piece of real estate that is guaranteed to be a future-proof investment. Where others require a car to get to North Blackburn Shopping Centre, Blackburn High School, Old Orchard Primary School and Blackburn train station, all you require are some sneakers and perhaps some music to walk to! Add to the mix fantastic access to the Eastern Freeway and it’s fair to brand the location as five-star in every sense!

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Donvale 29 Springwood Close an owner-Built Home of very Grand Proportions Evoking a sense of grandeur with its Cedar timber walls, three separate living zones and majestic placement atop an elevated allotment with treetop views, a grand living experience awaits the large family with this owner-built home that’s on the market for the very first time. Entertain on a very grand scale in the huge ground-level rumpus, while a five-star gourmet kitchen that overlooks the family living, dining and semi-secluded retreat with open fireplace steals the show upstairs with its large marble benchtops, stainless steel appliances and stately appearance.

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Burwood 9 College way A Smart Investment or Start To Family Life As far as solid investments go, it’s difficult to top this proven revenue-generating home that boasts a low maintenance, single-level layout with a desirable location within minutes of the 75 tram and Deakin University. A peaceful, upmarket location across the road from communal parkland plays host to this appealing property, which will attract astute buyers with its collection of two light-filled living zones, alfresco entertaining, comfortable bedrooms, gas ducted heating and evaporative cooling. In a further boost for the young family, empty nesters and investor is the convenient access to Burwood One Shopping Centre, Forest Hill Chase, Laburnum train station, parkland, schools and the Eastern Freeway.

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Doncaster 9 clay Drive a rare opportunity In the coveted Doncaster Hill Precinct This stately property offers a rare opportunity to secure a prized piece of real estate with ACZ1 zoning in the coveted Doncaster Hill precinct. The potential to develop (STCA) in such a premium setting with spectacular views will entice developers and investors alike, however the solid nature of this well-constructed home is also ideal for the growing family eager to play out their next chapter of family memories here.

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Forest Hill 92 shady Grove Brand New living At its Very Best Carefree living takes on new meaning with this brand new, ultra-modern home, distinguished by its strong contemporary appeal, low maintenance aspect and excellent access to transportation and Forest Hill Chase. Two separate zones for living combined with a generous arrangement of bedrooms and luxurious bathrooms also illustrate the sense of space and quality craftsmanship of the twostorey property. As you’d expect, the home offers the best in modern convenience with the aid of evaporative cooling, gas ducted heating, ducted vacuum and security alarm.

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Doncaster east 41 tidcombe crescent space, Privacy and a Premier Location Tucked away in one of Doncaster East’s premier pockets for family living and nestled amongst peaceful scenery, expose your growing family to the wonders of a tranquil, nature-inspired lifestyle with the benefits of convenient city living. A real sense of space is achieved with the vast openness and seamless flow of the home’s three separate living zones, while easy access to The Pines, schools and transport completes the appeal of this grand family residence.

Saturday 14th September at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$900,000 - $990,000


Thu 5.30-6pm & Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A4 B 3 C 3 E 2

A5 B 3 C 3 E 2

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Box Hill NortH 179 Dorking road the Perfect Start to Family life! Only a few steps away from Kerrimuir Primary School, the Bushy Creek Path and bus transport, this exceptionally presented single-level home is tailor-made for the young, growing family. The sunkissed L-shaped lounge and dining is dressed with sparkling double timber floorboards underfoot and split-system heating and cooling, while a spacious kitchen promotes clutter-free cooking with its ample storage options. Regardless of the weather conditions, you can also entertain in true style in the large ‘outdoor room’, which seamlessly opens onto the lush backyard.

Saturday 7th September at 11am PRICE GUIDE

More Than $620,000


Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 4-4.30pm Photo ID required


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

Doncaster east 19 Devlaw Drive Move straight In! Freshly painted, beautifully presented and magnificently located, this generous split-level family home delivers space, modern comfort and practical living for the modern family. Here, the growing family is treated to a radiant layout distinguished by its abundance of natural light, clever use of space, zoned living, indoor-outdoor entertaining options and generous off-street parking. This proud family home also enjoys convenient access to The Pines, bus transport, East Doncaster Secondary College and Our Lady of the Pines Primary School.

Saturday 7th September at 1pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $660,000


Thu 2.30-3pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required


James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A4 B 2 C 2 E 1

A4 B 2 C 3

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Donvale 17 Powers Street Space, Comfort and Single level! Nestled in a tranquil neighbourhood within close proximity of schools, The Pines, Mullum Mullum Reserve and bus transportation, this is your chance to secure a neatly presented single-level Townhouse that delivers an exceptional carefree lifestyle. Built on a generous-sized allotment and configured to capture views to the south, this light and bright residence combines comfort living with an abundance of space, evident in its offering of two separate living areas and bedrooms of good proportions.

Saturday 14th September at 2pm PRICE GUIDE

$420,000 - $460,000


Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 4.30-5pm Photo ID required


Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Jenny Kenyon-Smith 0419 882 941 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

A4 B 2 C 2 E 1

Bulleen 63 Bourke Street An early Christmas Gift For Your Family We may still be in the midst of winter, however your growing family could be spending Christmas inside this grand Cape Cod-style home that’s full of character and modern delights. Capturing breathtaking views towards Kinglake courtesy of its Northerly aspect, the picture-perfect surrounds are complemented by the visually appealing interior, dressed with Colonial-style windows and lightfilled living spaces defined by their alluring warmth and suitability for a range of living options.

A2 B 1 C 1 E 2

Saturday 7th September at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $730,000


Thu & Sat 11.30-12pm Photo ID required


Aaron Chuah 0408 828 000 Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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Doncaster 62a Margot avenue Where space and convenience reign supreme Space concerns needn’t be an issue with this property should you become the next lucky occupant of this incredibly spacious home. Catering for both formal and informal living options, along with three very generous bedrooms, it is poised to appeal to young couples with an eye on the future or the young growing family desiring space in a coveted Doncaster estate.

Saturday 24th August at 3pm PRICE GUIDE

$780,000 - $840,000


Sat 2.30-3pm Photo ID required


Jack Li 0430 133 425 Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn road

A3 B 2 C 3 E 2

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Templestowe Lower 2/259 Thompsons Road

3A 1B 2C

Character and Convenience This stylish single level offers easy access to transport, shops and the freeway, while a picturesque reserve is adjacent. Comprises a generous lounge, provincial-style S/S kitchen, three robed bedrooms, dual-access family bathroom and a low-maintenance courtyard.

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Doncaster 2/719 Elgar Road

2A 2B 1C

Stylish, spacious yet surprisingly affordable! Auction Inspect


Sat 24th August at 2.00pm Thurs - 1.00 - 1.30pm Sat from 1.30pm Photo I.D Required Andrew Kakoufas 0412 541 593

This immaculate two bedroom apartment offers the best of both worlds. Constructed with comfort and convenience in mind the two living areas offer a unique flexibility with the option to have a separate dining room or study. Two large robed bedrooms including ensuite to the master.

Auction Guide Inspect Call

Sat 31st August at 11.00am (if not sold prior) $420,000 plus Thurs & Sat - 2.30 - 3.00pm Photo I.D Required Scott George 0410 753 549

27 Panorama Drive FOREST HILL

4/8 Sherwood Avenue RINGWOOD EAST

When Size Really Does Matter!

A5 B3 C1

Fantastic Villa Unit

A2 B1 C2

If space, serenity and size is what your searching for, look no further. This fantastic double storey brick home set on a corner block gives unlimited potential. All the wet areas including 3 bathrooms, kitchen and laundry have been renovated to an exceptionally high standard. Location is second to none with Forest Hill College, Emmaus College and Wesley College all within very close proximity. When it comes to shopping your spoilt for choice with The Glen, Forest Hill Chase, Vermont South Shopping Centre & Burwood One all a stones throw away.

Auction Sat 24th August @ 1:00pm

This well maintained villa home set in a treeline street is neatly tucked away offering the utmost in modern living. You will notice the warm feeling when you make your way through the entrance hall into the sun filled open plan lounge/dining. The well equipped tiled kitchen showcases stainless steel gas hot plates, under bench electric oven, rangehood and double loaded dishwasher.

Private Sale

Inspect Wed 4-4:30pm Sat 12:30-1pm Agent

Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Ella Zhao 0451 076 966

3/100 Main Street BLACKBURN Premier Location Ideally suited for investors, downsizers and first home buyers to snap up and secure this renovated villa unit in one of Blackburns most desirable locations. Within walking distance to Woolworths, Canterbury Road Shopping Precinct, Blackburn Village and Blackburn Train Station location is simply second to none. Offering a spacious gas heated lounge, 2 generous size bedrooms, well appointed kitchen, central bathroom, separate laundry. Single carport with direct access into the fully enclosed courtyard.

9894 2044

Inspect Sat 11-11:30am Agent

Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988 Sam Wen 0413 185 322

2/76 Shafer Road BLACKBURN NORTH A2 B1 C1

Light & Bright within a Fantastic Location

Auction Sat 31st August @ 10:30am

North facing and 1 of only 2 on the block this villa unit is set right in the heart of Blackburn North. Comprising of a generous sized lounge room, a large tiled kitchen/meals area with freestanding Eurotec cooker, pantry and dishwasher as well as floor to ceiling windows to take in the natural sunlight. The 3 double sized bedrooms all comprise of built in robes, the master with an ensuite, a centrally located bathroom with separate toilet, laundry, single lock up garage and a low maintenance courtyard.

Inspect Wed 4-4:30pm Sat 2-2:30pm Agent

Frank Molinaro 0418 390 988 Sam Wen 0413 185 322

A3 B2 C1 Auction Sat 31st August @ 12:00noon Inspect Thur 5:30-6pm Sat 11-11:30am Agent

Anthony Molinaro 0411 061 796 Ella Zhao 0451 076 966

98 South Parade Blackburn

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TemplesTowe 59 Websters road


Unsurpassed executive lifestyle opportunity

View Saturday 3:00 - 3:30pm Private Sale Mel Ref 34 B2 EPR $2,500,000 to $2,750,000 Contact Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Ken Chappell 0412 295 316 Office Doncaster 9842 1188

Bird of Paradise - On approx 4001 sqm, this expansive home delivers the ultimate expression of family-focussed luxury. Expansive floor-plan offers five large bedrooms, deluxe ensuite and main bathroom (both with spas), home office, formal lounge, gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, vast open living/dining area, billard room with wet-bar, rumpus/music room, family-sized laundry. Luxuries include: heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, surveillance system, triple garage, basement cellar, plus outdoor entertaining area with BBQ kitchen gazebo, in-ground pool, huge back yard and championship sized tennis court. This is a truly aspirational acreage lifestyle in Templestowe’s most exclusive location.

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TemplesTowe lower 2 SuSan Court picture-perfect showpiece of space and style! In a secluded location close to schools, parks and transport, this spacious family residence highlights three upstairs bedrooms (large master with spa ensuite) and main family bathroom. Downstairs: fourth bedroom and stylish third bathroom, formal lounge and dining, modern stone-bench kitchen, adjoining family/meals area, huge rumpus/entertaining room. Features include ducted heating and split-system a/c, polished hardwood floors, robes in all bedrooms and plenty of storage in and under the house, double garage, plus a north-facing backyard complete with undercover entertaining deck and solar-heated pool/spa, fully-landscaped gardens.



View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office



738 D

Wed 4:30-5:00pm & Sat at 1:30-2:00pm 24th August 2013 2:00pm 33 B7 In Excess of $870,000 Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Stasi Adgemis 0401 640 853 Doncaster 9842 1188

Doncaster 4/8-10 MalcolM crescent sensational indoor / outdoor family living! Brilliantly designed and beautifully appointed, this contemporary rear villa presents a lifestyle of absolute luxury and privacy in a leafy Doncaster locale. Sumptuous interior features 3 bedrooms (large master with WIR and ensuite), stylish main bathroom, elegant formal lounge, open living/dining area complemented by a granite-bench kitchen with all-Smeg cooking appliances and dishwasher. Highlights include ducted heating and evaporative cooling, alarm system and video intercom, ducted vacuum, plus internally-accessed double garage (remote), paved entertaining area and private courtyard. Close to parks, schools, Westfield Shopping Centre, public transport and easy freeway access. 3A


View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office


Wednesday 1:00-1:30pm & Saturday 10:30-11:00am 24th August 2013 11:00am 47 C3 In Excess of $560,000 Stasi Adgemis 0401 640 853 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

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TemplesTowe 3 Tennyson CourT Impeccable style, amazing space and a prestigious Hemmingway estate location! With its expansive floorplan and luxury features throughout, this magnificent home boasts four large upstairs bedrooms (all with BIRs), superb ensuite and main family bathroom, balcony with northerly views. Downstairs: home office, formal lounge/dining, granitebench kitchen with stainless steel appliances, adjoining meals/family area & huge rumpus/entertaining room. Highlights include a family-sized laundry, guest powder room, ducted heating, cooling & vaccuum, rooftop solar array, undercover outdoor patio, expansive backyard & double garage (remote). Close to local parks and primary schools, transport and The Pines Shopping Centre. 4A


View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office


784 D

Thursday 12:00-12:30pm & Saturday 12:00-12:30am Saturday 31st August 2:00pm 34 B7 In Excess of $950,000 Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Doncaster 9842 1188

Doncaster 23/765-767 Doncaster roaD a perfect mix of space and style in a prime Doncaster location! Ideally positioned in the Acadia apartment complex, this ground-floor residence is certain to impress with its spacious floorplan showcasing two double bedrooms (both with terrace access), study, stunning two-way bathroom and additional powder room, Smeg-equipped stone-bench kitchen, light-filled open living/dining area & full length entertainers’ terrace. Extensive features include quality carpets and floor tiles, heating and cooling, full sized laundry, marble-top vanities, plus video intercom, secure entry foyer, lift access to lower level parking space and storage room. Close to transport, schools, Westfield Shopping Centre and freeway access. 2A



View Thursday 1:00-1:30pm & Saturday 3:00-3:30pm Private Sale Mel Ref 47 F1 EPR In Excess of $490,000 Contact Tony Tuccitto 0407 144 390 Lee Salce 0400 770 099 Office Doncaster 9842 1188

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taking it to the market - the fine art of presentation living in a consumer-based society, australians are used to having products or services presented in a professional and concise manner - whether it be on tV, radio or an ad in a glossy magazine. an endless array of consumer products have soared or soured based on the strength of their marketing campaigns. and this same rule applies to property. when i started in real estate, things were a bit different - a few lines in the real estate classifieds, a small ad in the local paper and brochures with a sketch of the home (remember those!). today, it’s a whole new ball game - and we wouldn’t have it any other way. Buyers are treated with an amazing array of online tools to assist in locating, researching and comparing properties in their suburb, city or literally anywhere in the world. this is why the marketing of your most precious asset is so crucial. and it’s not simply about getting the most buyers through your HOCKINGSTUART.COM.AU

home - it’s about getting the most suitable buyers through your home! Remember, first impressions count. Potential buyers will first see your home online, in a local paper or real estate agent’s windows. so it’s important your home stands out from the crowd. Depending on the property, there are a number of industry professionals we call on to assist in putting together the most appropriate marketing campaign. if a home is vacant, we may suggest having it furnished. a stylist might assist in re-arranging rooms and furniture for optimum impact. and of course we always suggest a floorplan, as well as the keen eye of a professional photographer and the creative spark of a professional copywriter. every home is unique, and so every marketing campaign. it’s not about the biggest or most expensive options, it’s more about what’s appropriate for your home to attract the right buyers.

BlackBurn 1/8 Stanley Grove


architect designed 4 bedroom residence

View Thurs 12.00-12.30pm & Sat 1.30-2.00pm AUCTION Saturday 7th September 11.00am Mel Ref 47 / K7 EPR $800,000-$880,000 Contact Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Office Blackburn 9894 8788

Imposing two storey BV residence approximately 33sqs with 5.5 star energy rating - 1 of only 2 - offers exceptionally generous accommodation making it either a fine family home or superb retirement property only minutes walk to Blackburn High and supermarket shopping with further easy access to Blackburn Village and train. Comprising capacious formal living/dining room with polished hardwood floors, stunning modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and stone benchtops, family room with access to extensive entertainment deck, 4 bedrooms (main downstairs with WIR/ensuite), upstairs family room/children’s retreat with study area, family bathroom/powder room/3 WCs plus huge double garage with remote and internal access.

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BlackBurn 3 Myrtle Grove


Walk to absolutely everything - we mean it!

View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact

It doesn’t get much better than this for location when you can walk to the train, local shopping, a choice of primary and secondary schools and renowned Blackburn parkland from this recently refurbished BV residence boasting exceptional family accommodation comprising elegant formal living room with bay window to preferred northerly aspect, separate dining room, stunning modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, bright family room with access to paved entertainment area with electric sun awnings, 4 bedrooms - main with ensuite/WIR, new family bathroom/2 WCs plus expansive double garage with remote and internal access.




Thurs 4.15-4.45pm & Sat 10.30-11.00am Saturday 24th August 11.00am 47 / H10 $900,000 - $990,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Fiona Everett 0402 049 407 Blackburn 9894 8788

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BlackBurn north 23 Lantana Street Imposing, high set BV offers generous family accommodation. Comp living, kitchen, dining, family room, undercover entertain, 4brms plus study/5th brm, ens & fam bths/pwdrm/3 WCs plus DLUG with internal access through to large laundry/utility room.



View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office


Thurs 12.30-1pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Saturday 24th August 12.30pm 47 / K6 $700,000 - $770,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788

Forest hill 9 Ashmore roAd 2brm BV home - beautifully renovated including external render, polished hardwood floors, as new kitchen & bathroom, split system heating/cooling, GDH & large entertain deck with enormous potential for further extension on generous allotment.



View Auction Mel Ref EPR Contact Office


581 D

Thur 11-11.30am & Sat 3-3.30pm Saturday 24th August 3.30pm 62 / G3 In excess of $530,000 Gordon Openstein 0402 303 508 Brad Ellis 0418 394 062 Blackburn 9894 8788


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What a wonderful re sult you gained for u s in selling our home after listing with you a week r agency! Louise, your work e thic is amazing and w e thank you for you preparedness to spe r nd however long it took to help us feel comfortable with yo ur firm’s approach to selling properties. N upfront advertising, o no huge hoarding, n o open house inspe no push for an auct ctions and ion, was just what w e w an with us every step o ted. You communicat f the way and took ed on-board our sugge when offered. stions Eddie, you introduce d the eventual purch aser to our propert your professional at y and titude and helpful co mmunication was gr appreciated through eatly out the process. You kept us informed an provided helpful advi d ce at each stage and this gave us confide you had our best in nce that terests in mind. We are very satisfie d with the service p rovided by your firm no hesitation in reco and have mmending it to othe rs. Yours sincerely, Maj and Brian

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INSPECT Thu 1.45-2.15pm & Sat 2.15 -2.45pm AUCTION Saturday 31st August at 10.30am Idyllically situated, the stylishly refurbished dimensions of this home delivers generous family appeal through sunny living/dining room, large modern kitchen with casual meals area, three bedrooms (2x BIRs), smart bathroom & a large rear garden. Features air-conditioner, laundry, studio, store-room & double garage. Ben Kenyon 0413 697 203 Robert Ding 0418 858 393

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Matching country charm with contemporary style, this enchanting timber period home offers instant appeal through living room (OFP), three bedrooms, bathroom, gourmet kitchen & dining area opening to garden. Features ducted heating, cooling, laundry & carport.

The Shoreham 296 Price from: $235,480

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6 Maree Court

30 Hawkes Road


Style, Space, ViewS in abundance!

Home and alfresco sanctuary

Immediately appealing - solid clinker, approx. 1100m2, panoramic Mt. Dandenong/Yarra Valley views, quality Court. Entertain by the impressive lounge dining room (OFP); wide balcony reveals magnificent outlook! Well equipped Blackwood kitchen-meals-family area, study, 3 robed bedrooms including main/ensuite/WIR, bathroom, 2 powder rooms. Downstairs independent accom: living room/2nd main bedroom-ensuite. Quality inclusions.

Exceptional combination, everything completed comprising open living room, contemporary S/S & bamboo benches cooks kitchen- dining, zoned master suite/retreat/WIR/ensuite, refurbished bthrm; 30m2 office, rumpus/5th bdrm. Private entertaining features views, large I.G pool/spa/decking, storage. GDH, Ilve appliances, Tas Oak floors, S/S & Bamboo terrace, workshop, new fencing, Roof sprinklers & pump. Bitumen OSP, approx. 2005m2.

priVate Sale: $790,000 plus Open: Saturday 24th August 1:00pm - 1:30pm cOntact: Dominic Cruz 0409 410 161 or OFFice: LAnDFIELD REAL EStAtE 183-187 Yarra St, Warrandyte 9844 3085

Private sale: $690,000 plus oPen: Saturday 24th August 3:00pm - 3:30pm contact: Dominic Cruz 0409 410 161 or office: LAnDfIELD REAL ESTATE 183-187 Yarra St, WARRAnDYTE 9844 3085

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Mitcham Road at Mitcham will close to through traffic for one weekend from 7:30pm on Friday 30 August and reopen at 5:30am on Monday 2 September. This is to construct road bridge foundations for the Mitcham Level Crossing Removals.

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New girls, new technique. Dancing on your skin. 4/54 Atherton Road, Oakleigh. $40. 0438 001 994.

Mitcham Road closure at Mitcham level crossing


Melting Touch, $40, 7 days. 191 Springvale Road, Nunawading. Please call 9877 6838.

Public Notices



For Sale REDGUM SPLIT Free delivery all areas. For more information and the best wood please phone 0417 324 380.

Business Opportunities REMEDIAL MASSAGE Therapist or myotherapist required to rent a room in busy beauty therapy salon in Lower Templestowe. Loyal clientele. Call Tracey 0433 116 068.

Motoring Auto Services


Detours will be in place for traffic heading north or south on Mitcham Road. Alternate options for drivers include Springvale Road. Delays can be expected and reduced speed limits will apply near the station.

Situations Vacant

Local vehicle and pedestrian access will be maintained on each side of the level crossing.


Start now. PC and mail order work from home. $2K - $5K / month. Phone (03) 8671 2990.

There will be overnight and daytime construction including excavation and piling to construct bridge deck foundations.

Classifieds 1300 138 910


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Training and Career Services

Note that trains services and station operations at Mitcham will be unaffected by the road closure.

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Some changes to bus routes and timetables can be expected on routes 736, 740 and 765. Check on these buses or visit or call 1800 800 007 for details. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this temporary road closure. If you would like to register your mobile phone to receive SMS alerts on road changes at Mitcham, or to receive this information in large print please contact:

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Snippity Snip

Café Via Biscotti

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Snippity Snip has gone from strength to strength in its 12 years of operation and has developed an enviable reputation for excellence in all the services it offers. Whatever your clothing, alteration and wardrobe requirements, visit us to discover our exceptional service. Christine and Maria have extensive experience in clothing design, reconstruction, tailoring and alterations. We work with you to find the best solution. $15 standard jeans hemming only on offer now.

Open 7 days and offering great breakfasts and lunches every day.

Do you want to balance you weight and change your body shape? These treatments are for the correction of cellulite and improvement of skin and muscle tone, with the added benefit of slimming. Perfect for spot reduction (thighs, abdomen, love handles, hip, upper arms) or excellent as a kick start to a weight loss program! Perfect for those that have lost the weight but need to improve those stubborn areas. Please ring for a consultation on (03) 9898 3144.


The Annual 3MBS Music Book Fair

Redbox Vineyard & Winery

Luxaflex® Window Fashions

We are holding our annual Book & Music Fair again to be held at the home of 3MBS, the Abbotsford Convent. We have a massive amount of material for sale this year, much of which has been kindly donated by the 3MBS community and listeners. Over 30,000 books, vinyl records and CD’s of all genres and sheet music. Saturday August 24, Sunday 25 & Monday 26, from 9am - 5pm everyday.

Discover the place with inspirational wines. Redbox Cellar Door is

(03) 9712 0440 or visit our website.

The Luxaflex® Window Fashions brand is one of the most widely known and respected window covering brands in Australia. Wall-T-Wall Window Furnishings in Nunawading, (03) 9877 7765 and Decorator Curtains and Blinds in Balwyn North, (03) 9857 7884 are both galleries for Luxaflex® window products as well as selling roman blinds, aluminium venetian blinds, curtains & pelmets, timber blinds & shutters, awnings & patio blinds and roller blinds.

Surrey Hills Family Dental Clinic

Almara Cabinets

Real Life Hair

At Surrey Hills Family Dental Clinic, our mission is to provide our patients with affordable personalised dental care, using state of the art services and technology. We believe in preventative dental care for our patients and we educate them on how to maintain their dental health. To support this we provide a warm, relaxing and supportive environment for both our patients and our staff. Special offer: Check up, clean, fluoride treatment and 2 x-rays for $195 valued at $290.

Almara Cabinets is a family business established in 1995 with several years previous experience in the wardrobe industry. Almara’s core business is the manufacture and fitting of primarily wardrobes, however, they manufacture other products in the line of custom-built wall and entertainment units, desks, cabinets, laundry cupboards, shelving and garage storage. Have an experienced designer come to you, for a no obligation quote. They also deal direct with builders.

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Easily accessed by Tram #70, or by bus and lots of parking right at the door! Large gluten free menu available, including meals and sweets. Fully licensed. Lovely all weather courtyard and pet friendly. Group bookings welcome. Come in and discover Café Via Biscotti!

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Fathers Day


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