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ell, that explains it. After so many times about how Melbourne (and Sydney) have now become standing at the checkout of the supermarket in some of the most expensive cities in the world. Housing, stunned silence as the cashier read out a truly transport, food and utilities: it all translates into one of awesome figure for the meagre number of items in my the most enviable lifestyles in the world but one that gets biodegradable shopping bag, I discover that my local less affordable every year. IGA is the most expensive in the country. A neighbour Just last week, one of Melbourne’s best-known fashion told me this, as she wheeled her 12-month-old on the designers, Bettina Liano, decried Melbourne CBD long trek to the (insert major supermarket name commercial rents as exorbitant. She was paying here). It’s not that she prefers to shop at the more than $20,000 a month for a Little Collins The 12-aisled hypermart, but the price squeeze Street frontage; now she pays less than $10,000 horse has has finally got to her, and savings has won out a month for a place in SoHo in Manhattan. bolted on over convenience and wanting to support a Well, that’s one of the advantages of striking a proper local, independent business. new rental agreement in a mightily depressed planning Another woman I know is equally economy. As Nobel laureate economist Joseph challenged by the cost of housing in our Stiglitz wrote last week, Australia escaped the area – for rental and for purchase – and as a global ravages of the GFC so well that we barely small-business owner is struggling with the high cost registered a blip. Rents stay high when you don’t go bust. of compliance, wages and overheads. I don’t have a That’s the cost of this excellent lifestyle again. limitless amount of sympathy for all of these struggles – While no one I know is arguing for Greek-style I am proud and pleased that Australia pays high wages, taxation with Gold Coast services, surely the two ends and have no desire to head towards the cheaper wage of this spectrum can be brought a little closer together? levels of Asia or even the US. But I get it. We all get it. Why, when so much of our food is mass-produced in a The evidence mounts and the reports are numerous truly worrying way – and I mean farming practices and

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f I told Stephanie Alexander everything about the food journey of me and my kids – a true confessional – I think we’d be talking a good pass, but could use some work. Yes, it’s never McDonald’s (well, once). Yes, it’s never KFC. Yes, we set the table and talk over dinner. Yes, at the impassioned request of an 11-year-old we sometimes eat at the coffee table in front of Modern Family. Yes, we eat fresh produce nicely cooked. But all we eat from my garden is sprigs from a rosemary bush. I tried to grow basil and parsley; disaster. My two lemon trees are on life support. The hydrangeas are rocking, but you can’t eat those. I’m no green thumb. Anything that stays alive in my garden is a happy accident. I’m probably like a lot of other people who are forced to go to the supermarket to buy manky clumps of basil sweating away in plastic, use four leaves and watch the rest blacken in the fridge. It’s not like I haven’t had exposure to this way of thinking; my father was a skilled vegetable gardener and my mother’s passion was the garden. Once, arriving home in the very early hours after a big night out, my sister decided to placate my mother by bearing a sack of horse manure recently deposited on the street by the draught horses that pulled the milk cart. The manure worked its steamy magic, mum quickly forgiving my sister and then dispersing the prize around the newly planted Prunus ‘Elvins’. I don’t possess gifts as efficient as this. All I have is a near-zero tolerance of fast food. My son won a footy award and the prize was a Happy Meal at McDonald’s. I drove my car through the drive-through that night like it was a hearse, and I haven’t done it since. Anyway, I try, but I’ve got a lot of work to do. That’s why a tour by Stephanie Alexander of her famous garden and its superb produce leaves me with mixed feelings: first, slight shame about my own pathetic efforts; and second, admiration that much of what ends up on Alexander’s dinner plate comes from here. I have visited Alexander’s Hawthorn home to talk about garden philosophies, and what better place to do that than here? Alexander shows me the lemon-scented verbena, green beans, the last leeks of the season, zucchini, cucumber, tomato, carrots, red and green capsicums, snow peas, peaches, nectarines netted off against possums, and crab apple. It’s a privilege to see Alexander’s food philosophy made real. In this age of obesity, heart disease and a disconnect from what’s in the earth, I asked Alexander where we are with children coming to some understanding of growing and eating good food, and an idea about a sustainable future, the food chain of experience. “I am of the opinion that children’s knowledge and attitudes towards everything to do with food and sustainability is primarily influenced by what’s happening at home,” she says. “And where there aren’t positive models at home … Children need some sort of assistance if we think it’s valuable that they understand about the growing world and flavour and texture, which I of course do. “In many families things have been allowed to slide. Plus you have a phenomenon where many people who are 40 and 50 – many didn’t have a good culinary education themselves so they grew up eating whatever was put in front of them without thinking about it too much. And if they haven’t had a situation where everybody eats together at home regularly, they’re missing out on something really major. “And by the time they get to primary school, children have an extremely restricted palate, don’t have any



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understanding of how food is grown or the sorts of things you have to do to keep things alive in the garden, they probably have very little understanding, if any, of seasons. They don’t understand that you can’t get apples 12 months of the year because they know you can in the supermarket. “So there’s a big gap for a lot of children. As we face figures about obesity and the implications – I’ve just been to a two-day obesity summit, so my head is full of figures about diabetes – it is quite scary and I believe that one needs to intervene. And we know there are some strong vested interests out there to make them think that junk food is cool, good for them, delicious … There are responsibilities there to put up a better fight.” Changing the culture of how we approach food has been Alexander’s main quest for the past nine years. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program is aimed at children in years 3-6. After intense involvement in the past few years her role now is one of figurehead to talk about the vision. The operational work is now done by a team of 20. “Our aim is that at the end of 2015 we will have a program represented in 10 per cent of all Australian schools with a primary enrolment.” There is too much at stake not to intervene. “Our intervention is based on doing it yourself, on children’s curiosity, their energy,” she says. “We do find that within a remarkably short time children are interested in new things, willing to try food they’ve never seen before, much less tasted, and there’s a tremendous sense of rising of self-esteem and pride and achievement once they’ve made something they’ve never experienced before. “That is across the board, kids from all sorts of backgrounds; the messages seems to be that if you can do it yourself, if you can have that experience of stirring or chopping or slicing or digging or wheeling a wheelbarrow or putting the peas on a support, you feel very differently about the whole world.” Young people, Alexander says, should be encouraged to be involved in the growing of food. She believes food knowledge should be part of the education syllabus, although she is aware of the objections that would be raised by many people, particularly teachers who say they already have enough to teach.


lexander is confident her program of activities that draw on concepts out of the garden can be integrated into the general curriculum. “What I find when I go round the schools is that usually the first person to respond to me is the principal and they say ‘This is an amazing program, it teaches our children everything they need to know, it teaches them to work co-operatively, to solve problems, to be sensible – you don’t walk around with a pitchfork in your hand or a knife in the kitchen – to encourage them to explore new things and definitely gives them a strong sense of environmental responsibility’.” Alexander says children suffer with food knowledge because of disengaged parents, lack of education, unemployment and being surrounded by messages from all the fast-food advertisers without any antidote. “And possibly their parents think it’s a fantastic idea to get a big bucket of something for $7.” I suggested food needs a cultural turnaround such as there had been with seatbelts and smoking. Will there come a time when it is unusual to eat badly? She cites the public response to anti-smoking campaigns as a positive example of how thinking can change. “One of the messages from this conference [I just attended] was that tobacco as a model of the way public health programs have been put in place has been an outstanding success.”

“… there’s a tremendous sense of rising of self-esteem and pride and achievement once they’ve made something they’ve never experienced before”

So there needs some sort of public action. “It’s all very well saying take advertisements for junk food off TV between three and five … in reality not many children of an impressionable age are watching TV at that time.” But sponsorships of children’s sport by junk-food outlets remains a problem. I asked Alexander whether she believed MasterChef had made cooking cool and had therefore encouraged children into the kitchen. She is not convinced. “While I know that MasterChef is extraordinarily popular because of its competitive attitudes and because the children identify closely with the contestants, I don’t think the message that cooking has to be done under high pressure is a particularly great one for children to observe. However, they are seeing people pick up a real carrot and a real beetroot rather than opening a can.” I asked her about media campaigns against poor eating habits. Was there a fear that it’s elitist to tell people how to eat? “I think the government would say we have just spent $41 million on a program called ‘Swap It, Don’t Stop It’. Very few people have heard of this program. It’s a public health campaign to tell you that you don’t have to give up all the things you love, you just have to make little adjustments to your diet to make you healthier. It’s extraordinary, isn’t it, that nobody I have spoken to has heard of it.”


lexander stresses the importance of families getting together over a meal, a ritual that seems to have faded in recent times. “Lots of families don’t eat together,” she says, “and not just disadvantaged families. There are many children from middle-class families where everybody eats convenience food and they don’t get together round a table, they eat at different times of the night, so as far as social behaviour or interacting or having conversations around a table, it’s not the norm. “We hear frequently from children in our schools they get so excited about setting the table and putting flowers and herbs in the middle of the table … because they don’t sit at a table with anyone.” Alexander is hopeful that the next generation will learn about food and then teach their children. This, she says, is the best way for cultural change. But it can’t happen by itself. “I believe passionately that the intervention we have designed works. I believe if it were universally available to schools I believe that would change a generation of children. However, I also know how much it would cost … So I don’t want to appear naïve. “But I do know that the costs of diabetes and all those other things is astronomical.” Alexander is keen to spend more time writing. The author of this country’s best-known cook book The Cook’s Companion, writes a monthly column in Gourmet Traveller about her garden. She also wants to beef up a newsletter on her website. Alexander continues to be a passionate and energetic crusader for a cause that does – or should – touch us all. I remember as a child looking up at a shelf and a book called You Are What You Eat. That title stayed with me as I pondered the veracity of a food philosophy encapsulated in five words. I got the feeling Alexander wasn’t too cross with me for occasionally serving dinner in front of Modern Family. She says it’s important to set a dinner table regularly, not always. I can hold my head high in front of Australia’s legendary fresh-food guru. But she’s never seeing my garden, unless she volunteers to personally oversee an extreme makeover. \

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he menu cover at Little Hunter makes amusing reading, like an old animal husbandry handbook, and poses questions such as: Is the animal bright and alert or dull and depressed? Are the eyes clear and does the animal see well? Funny they should ask. The animal does not, at first, see well in this windowless basement off Little Collins. It’s the retinal shock of coming from sunshine to a subterranean space via fire-escape stairs and a gloomy corridor with mysterious curtained portals. But there is light at the end of the tunnel, and a glass door swings open to reveal a sassy industrial bunker of booths, bar and bright staff happy to welcome you to their enigmatic grill house. You’ll need a drink while the eyes adjust. Go for a craft beer or something from the fascinating wine list littered with quirky labels such as Ladies Who Shoot Their Lunch merlot, Ma Petite Francine cabernet franc, and Are You Game cab sav. Once the neurotransmitters return you’ll be able to make out the bull mural behind the communal table and the cage installation with stuffed fowl – omens, if you like, of what’s in store on the plate. North Carolina native Gavin Baker comes to Melbourne via Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck, which is a pretty impressive detour. In a previous incarnation he was one of those chefs who served savoury lollipops and “edible landscapes” with titles such as Sunrise From My Plane Window. Thankfully, here he’s focusing on meat, in all its glorious guises. The first guise is butter. Butter mixed with rendered chicken fat and bits of blitzed chicken skin. Feel free to pause here to consider the lardaceous implications of that sentence. The chicken butter is served with the kitchen’s own bread, a pull-apart of white dough rolled with thyme and Australian cheddar and then, for good measure, rolled with more thyme and more cheddar and baked into a concertina loaf. Bread that oozes with its own saturated fats does not need chicken butter but, hey-ho, we’re not here to diet. Slather it on and slam it down, with pleasure. In the same spirit of nutritional abandon we summon a bowl of pork cracklings. It’s not crackling as we know it but deep-fried pork skin, translucent and puffy and popping to bite, showered with white cheddar and paprika. Add a dipping sauce of apple and cinnamon and you’ve got a balanced meal right there. The publicity for this place, which is owned by a gang of hospitality types – including MKR megastar Pete Evans – promised small plates that “expose the kitchen’s creativity”. And so it is that an otherwise rustic-sounding dish of country pâté features balsamic vinegar balls – created by a process known as spherification among molecular gastronomy geeks. They surround a pinkish rod of porky terrine draped in lardo slices, all ghostly white


and greasily delicious. The lardo’s made in-house apparently. (The menu declares: “We cure, smoke and preserve ourselves.” I imagine that must tickle.) There’s some cinnamon in there, too, the freshness of pea shoots, and pickled walnuts – which always freak me out because they look and taste so little like walnuts. But altogether it’s quite fun and enjoyable. Less so the watermelon salad, four half-wheels of melon glued into a log with goat’s cheese and camouflaged with rocket leaves and truffle oil. Tricked up too much for my tastes. Sides channel Baker’s southern roots in a plate of nicely roasted yam wedges with chimichurri (chopped parsley, garlic, oil and vinegar), and grits; Baker’s own bright-green grits hybrid is flavoured with a herb butter of parsley, tarragon and chives. I wouldn’t have the

faintest idea if they’re any good – they taste like herby polenta to me – but my Yankee lunchmate likes them. Of the larger dishes, we go for the Chatham Island blue cod. Its skin is more tanned than a Toorak matron, the flesh snow white and scrumptious. It comes with “sea grasses” – woody samphire stalks that detract rather than add to the fish – and the welcome richness of braised leeks and burnt butter. Perhaps everyone but me will love the steaks. I go for the Cape Grim filet mignon with “coffee and woodsmoke”. Translated, this is a great piece of grass-fed beef from north-west Tasmania that’s been marinated in coffee and Worcestershire sauce, then smoked for two hours, then cooked sous vide at 54 degrees until it’s medium rare. After this it is tossed on Little Hunter’s wildly expensive Josper grill to brand it with char marks and make it look like a real steak that hasn’t had the life slowly poached out of it. Is the animal bright and alert or dull and depressed? I reckon it’s a bit on the dull side. As I’m chewing on the quite tasty but strangely unexciting flesh, I can’t help thinking: if you’ve gone to all the trouble of importing the Ferrari of barbecues, why not just barbecue the thing? There are no such reservations about dessert. It’s a battleship-grey scoop of liquorice ice-cream resting on meringue-like nuggets of milk curd, with trendy bee pollen on top and zesty spears of candied orange peel. In a word, fabulous. Not just any old fabulous, but eyesrolling-back-in-the-head fabulous. You should try it. \ tO read mOre revieWs

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The read I do know people who might mature vinegar in the burnt-out trunk of a spruce tree, or serve wild trout roe in a warm crust of dried pigs’ blood. But I’m not one of them. No matter, recipe books can be just as valuable for their techniques and inspiration. That’s how the author of Fäviken, Swedish chef Magnus Nilsson, suggests his be used: “If you read the recipes with an open mind and make an effort to follow the principles, the results will be delicious. They won’t be the same as if I cooked them … every cook is unique,” he says. Stunning images of remote rural beauty and whimsical morsels served on slabs of rock or in long-handled wooden spoons are the visual and emotional appeal of this earnest tome. Nilsson runs his unique, isolated restaurant, Fäviken Magasinet, 600 kilometres north of Stockholm, serving only locally produced or hunted ingredients. The restaurant, on a traditional Swedish farm, caters for just 12-14 diners each evening.

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hio Otani has learnt to bust a few moves since joining Australia’s premier dance company Chunky Move. The costume designer, who graduated from Victorian College of the Arts with a BA in dance and studied fashion at Box Hill TAFE, recently showcased her crafty ensembles in the company’s new work 247 Days. “I’ve learnt that there are so many different ways to make theatre,” says Otani of her work with artistic director and choreographer Anouk Van Djik. “The way Anouk works is completely different from what I’d known so far, so it has been a learning process as well as amazing experience,” she says. “As a designer, I realised that I should trust my instinct and always remember that first impression [and] that first brilliant idea is always the one.” When it came to designing the outfits for dancers in 247 Days, Otani says it involved closely watching the rehearsals. Observation was the key to finding what worked on stage in terms of fabrics that flowed with constant movement.

“I wanted to understand the dancers so I was able to dress them properly,” she says. The costumes in 247 Days needed to adhere to the notion of uniformity. There was a lot of repetition and it was purposefully minimal – a reflection of the show’s aesthetic and overall message. “Anouk was interested in uniformity and the idea of mass,” says Otani. “As a concept, this really resonated strongly with me. We decided to give each dancer an individual style while keeping the colour range very minimal. Ultimately with a show of this nature, it was very important for me to make sure that the dancers are feeling happy and confident in their costumes and that they can perform at their best. Understanding dance helps me in this area. So it’s good to know that all my dance training was not wasted.” As with fashion design, the role of the costume designer sees obstacles creep into the mix. The dreaded technical side of fabric choices can be a small burden. “With 247 Days we had to make sure that the dancers could move the way the choreography was intended. We needed to make alterations to existing clothing or find a

suitable fabric to create a certain look,” she says. Otani’s arrival at Chunky Move brings a breath of fresh air and a wealth of experience in the field of costume design. She has a colourful history working on some great productions including with Back to Back Theatre (Ganesh versus the Third Reich – she still gets comments about those knitted suits she made; Food Court (her most moving experience in theatre), Small Metal the look Objects, Soft), Lucy Guerin Inc (Weather), Jo Lloyd (Public Costume designer Unpublic, High Maintenance, Shio Otani made her debut with Hospitals and Airports) and Chunky Move’s 247 Days. Encyclopedia of Animals The jill of all trades has a fashion, (Urchin), to name a few. dance, design and jewellery Otani also has a background background and finds her groove in jewellery design. She says with the dance company. having an artistic mother and a father who designed boats assisted in her own logic and problem solving. “Craftiness was always encouraged and enjoyed in our house. “I’ve always been very tactile and visual, too. I have to Dynamic fabric: actually touch the material to get inspired, but I do most Costumes of the sorting and editing in my head before moving on created for to making things,” she adds. 247 Days had “I’m trying to pass this craftiness on to my son at the to echo the moment. He asks me to make things for him rather than dancers’ moves. buying. It’s a lovely thing and so far it’s working.” \ (HAMISH LANE)

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imp, lank, listless, flat. And the list goes on for the ways people describe their fine hair. It has been given a bad rap. Fine hair can do with a bit of volume and there is no need for name calling. The rule is to work with what you have or, as a New York mate of mine says, “shake what your mama gave you�. To allow you to shake with style, here are a few pointers: Massage your scalp just before washing as it increases blood flow and also aids in exfoliating the pores, removing sebum, which can weigh down hair at the roots. Use a volumising shampoo and conditioner. Never use anything heavy and, as your roots are naturally hydrated by scalp oils, just condition the ends. Wash hair every couple of days. If you tend to get oily roots in between washes, use talcum powder and brush your hair or, alternatively, use a faithful dry shampoo. A flattering cut to suit your face shape and lifestyle is a must. Speak to your stylist, but go with realistic expectations. Remember celebrity hairstyles are created with the help of a legion of stylists, products and hair extensions – it is all smoke and mirrors. Speak to your colourists too, and ask how to use colour to fake fullness by the skilful use of lowlights and highlights. Lowlights act as shadows, giving the perception of depth, while the showier highlights attract attention to the surface of the hair. Careful execution can create the illusion of lush and full hair. Fine hair is prone to frizz but most frizz-controlling products also weigh the hair down, so look for water-based smoothing products. \

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For people of a certain age, the Hammer Horror films retain a certain illicit thrill. They were the exactly the sorts of films parents of the ’70s and ’80s warned their children against watching – packed with violence, sex, blood, evil creatures and satanic rituals. As such, they were exactly the sort of films children of the ’70s and ’80s would sneak down to watch when their parents had gone to bed. Mostly written by a small batch of overworked hacks and made on a shoestring budget, there was little decent or even artful about these pulpish flicks. But what they lacked in spectacle they made up for in atmosphere, chills and buckets of blood. In the light of modern splattercore flicks such as Saw, Hammer’s focus on Technicolor gore seems positively quaint. Revisiting the seven enjoyable titles released this month, it’s clear the chief appeal of films such as The Reptile, The Plague of the Zombies and The Mummy’s Shroud is now the camp factor. That said, there are at least two bona fide classics exhumed here. The Devil Rides Out, based on a Dennis Wheatley novel, is a genuinely spooky, atmospheric affair. A tale of satanic cults in rural England, it sees Christopher Lee (in a rare heroic turn), trying to rescue a young friend from the clutches of evil Charles Gray. Quatermass and the Pit, however, is the best of the bunch. Written by legendary screenwriter Nigel Kneale, this is more science fiction than horror, its plot involving railway workers uncovering a spaceship buried for millions of years. Ghosts, race riots and insectoid Martians are fused into a unique, complex and compelling tale. Beautifully restored – like all of these titles – and packed with extras, this is a true forgotten gem. \


Bullet in the Face \ SBS2, Monday April 1, 9.30pm »

This American crime parody is a deeply, deeply silly show. The humour bounces wildly from black to dry to scatological, but the hit rate for its punny lines improves by the minute. By the second episode (SBS is running the series in paired bundles), the tone has settled somewhere between Face/Off and The Naked Gun. Hopefully, SBS will see fit to follow its run with Charlie Brooker’s Touch of Cloth – a similar spoof crime series with much better (or worse, as the case may be) jokes. Still, if you can survive the deliberate awfulness of the first scene, then there’s much to enjoy in this proudly cultish comedy. \



attending \ There’s no good reason to stay home this week, with The Lumineers, Strange Talk and Jimmy Cliff all playing at The Corner Hotel. Watching \ Doctor Who (Sunday, 7.30pm). The ABC has finally come to its senses and fast-tracked the new eps within 24 hours of them showing in Britain. listening \ British India, Controller. The fourth LP from the Melbourne group is solid, confident and largely unremarkable rock.

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Old Yellow Moon \ Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell (Nonesuch) »


Authenticity isn’t an issue with Old Yellow Moon, an album of duets from Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell. (Crowell played in Harris’ backing band for some years.) Country traditionalists will find much to love here, with the pair in a defiantly reflective mood. Certainly, it’s a classic country record, split between originals and some well-chosen standards. From the start, songs twang and shuffle their way through tales of rodeos, black coffee and running after rainbows. Reflection shouldn’t be mistaken for a lack of energy, however. Harris and Crowell make lively sparring partners, with tracks such as Chase the Feeling proving the duo still know how to get the barn jumping. \

Melbourne International Comedy Festival \ Until April 21 »

Charting the edges of Melbourne’s annual comedy highlight is always a challenge. Oddly enough, that’s something we should probably be happy about. While there’s a healthy serving of the usual big names, the fest is continuing to offer some unusual – but no less palatable – side dishes. It feels unpatriotic to say as much, but the international talent often provides a safer bet for the blind taster. This year’s imported highlights include dry American Rich Hall (you’ve seen him on QI), surreal and slightly scary American Rich Fulcher (you’ve seen him on The Mighty Boosh), caustic but loveable Brit Sarah Millican and Portugese mime Pedro Tochas, whose one-man show will play free at Fed Square. Looking closer to home, it seems to be a particularly musical year. Patrick Miller’s show Archibald Wheeler Whets the Whistle impressed us in 2011, so we’re looking forward to more of his character-based work (with songs) in Chaos. Elsewhere, Melbourne stalwart Ross Daniels will be introducing us to ’80s synth-pop sensation Graham Clone (once world-famous for two weeks, allegedly). However, the oddest of these shows might just be GP The Musical. Neither an ode to the grand prix nor a tuneful resurrection of the classic ABC drama, this debut show sees a group of doctors put their working day to song. Singing aside, we’re also intrigued by the promise of a ghost at this year’s comedy feast – seminal sketch show Australia, You’re Standing In It will be resurrected for one night only, reuniting a cast who (mostly) went on to bigger and better things. \ To REAd moRE REVIEwS under-the-radar

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BOOks \ this sWiss ARtist hAs hUGE APPEAL FOR NEAt FREAKs, WRitEs CORRiE PERKiN silver baubles, and candles. In the sandpit, the sand has been neatly raked, the child sits in front of an orderly line-up of buckets in one row, spades in another, watering cans in another, tip trucks at the end. Wehrli’s washing line, meanwhile, features the clothes pegged neatly according to colours. The daisy project is one of my favourites. On the left page, a daisy. On the right, the same grassy background with one yellow spot – the daisy’s fluffy centre – beside 22 tear-shaped white petals that have been laid out in a vertical row. The pattern is mesmerising. Before he ventured into performance art, 43-year-old Wehrli was a typographer. His experience with layout and design, and his ability to resolve a visual shambles, give his work real integrity. These are not just funny photos – although you will laugh and gasp and wonder. They are an artist’s interpretation of the everyday. Like all talented artists, Wehrli’s work is considered and well argued. It prompts us to think. It prompts us to respond. And, if you subscribe to the view that neat is beautiful, then his creations are magnificent indeed. \

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Sex in the city Illegal brothels are flourishing in Melbourne and the authorities are struggling to stop them. By BEAU DONELLY




AUGUST 15, 2012

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Executive director Kelly Hinton suspects many more women who have come through her doors were also trafficked.“This is trafficking for the purpose of exploitation,” she says, adding that Jessica was tricked into harsh conditions and forced to sign a contract.“She was in debt and wasn’t allowed to use condoms and she could never decline to do a service because once she signed the contract she thought she had no rights.”

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he had signed up to work in a brothel. But when Jessica arrived in Australia from south-east Asia, the young mother didn’t expect that her passport would be confiscated or that she would have to work off a debt to her traffickers. She didn’t know that she would have to live inside the brothel, on-call 24-hours a day, forced to have unprotected sex with countless men. If she had, she says, she would have continued working at the brothel in her home country, where she was barely earning enough to pay off rising medical bills. “They said it would be the same as in my country,” Jessica recalls. “They said it was safe. But I had to do everything. All of this with no condoms.” Jessica had a valid student visa when she arrived. It had been arranged by the traffickers who were well aware of Australian laws that allow international students to earn a living as sex workers. After receiving directions via a payphone at the airport and parting ways with the young women she travelled with, Jessica made her way to a legal innercity brothel. When she arrived she gave $1000 the trafficker had given her to the brothel owner; a transaction she now believes was a finder’s fee payment. She was then forced to sign a contract that would effectively have her working as a sex slave for the next three months. Jessica is now safe, but her story is not uncommon. The federal government’s Support For Trafficked People program has assisted 191 people since 2004, the majority of whom were forced into the sex industry. But due to the nature of sex slavery, the number of women trafficked to Melbourne and Sydney’s inner-city and suburban brothels is likely to be much higher. Melbourne support group for women in the sex industry, Project Respect, has supported 20 trafficked women in the past 12 months.

Victoria Police’s newly-formed Sex Industry Co-ordination Unit (SICU) swooped on a business in Melbourne’s south-east.The taskforce was established on February 29 to coincide with legislative changes that made police the lead agency for investigations into the multi-million dollar illegal prostitution industry. They charged a 66-year-old Bentleigh woman and a 64-year-old Ormond woman with forcing a child to have sex for money. The business was one of about 100 licensed brothels in the state. The legal sex industry estimates there are 300-400 unlicensed brothels across Victoria with links to human trafficking, tax evasion and organised crime. Government corruption has also been a problem. City of Yarra planning enforcement co-ordinator

Ken Wolfe last year pleaded guilty to taking more than $130,000 in bribes from illegal brothel operators. It was Wolfe’s job to enforce sex laws and shut down illegal brothels from Fitzroy to Richmond. An enforcement officer from Darebin council was also stood down in 2011 after it was revealed that he was involved in the illegal sex trade. According to a Productivity Commission report released last month, local councils responsible for brothel planning, zoning and workplace health and safety, continue to identify illegal brothels and co-ordinate further enforcement with state and federal government agencies.The job of investigating illegal brothels has traditionally been split between councils, local and federal police, consumer affairs and the tax and immigration departments. Port Phillip council conducted eight investigations into illegal and legal brothels in the 2011-12 financial year.Three legal brothels were found to be breaching their permits and the council pursued two cases at the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. Echoing the findings in the report, Port Phillip council and the Australian Adult Entertainment Industry, the body that represents Victoria’s legal brothels, want police to take a more active role in the crackdown against illegal brothels. Port Phillip mayor Rachel Powning said council officers continued to investigate illegal brothels before referring them to the police.“Police are better

positioned to investigate and pursue allegations around illegal brothels due to the broader issues such as criminal activity and other related offences,” Cr Powning said. “Any action taken under planning legislation for illegal land use generally results in an operator moving to another premise.” Under local laws, councils have the power to prohibit the use of a premises where an illegal brothel is run for up to three months. But the legal sex industry claims this does nothing to deter illegal brothel operators who easily set up shop somewhere else. AAEI spokesman William Albon commended Port Phillip council on its work against illegal brothels but conceded local laws were too restrictive.“Regrettably, the council can only use planning law and go after the owners of the land where the illegal brothel is sited,” he said. “Rarely is the owner of the land the illegal brothel operator.”

Since it was set up, SICU has investigated three illegal brothels. One of them is located in the City of Port Phillip, where South Melbourne has 10 per cent of Victoria’s licensed brothels. However, the taskforce has failed to identify a new breed of brothel, which began promoting its prostitution racket through website Sweetybabe clients access photo galleries and descriptions of sex workers “available today”, who are promoted as a mix of students, office ladies and clubbing girls in their late teens and early 20s.The

website details the sex services provided and costs, starting at $350 an hour. Contact with the brothel operator is made via a 24-hour customer service hotline or Chinese social networking website QQ. The illegal brothel employs at least 19 sex workers and was set up the day before SICU launched. Six new sex workers have been promoted online in the past week. The racket, allegedly run by a Chinese syndicate that has spread from the suburbs to inner-city hotels, has recently made inroads across state borders to Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. A mobile phone app to complement the website is under construction. Victoria Police Inspector Trevor Cornwill, who lead SICU until last week, said the taskforce was not investigating any brothels operating out of Melbourne hotels or “We are investigating one illegal brothel in Melbourne CBD based at a fixed address,” he said.“We haven’t looked at any hotels.” Asked whether he suspected an illegal brothel was running out of Melbourne hotels, Inspector Cornwill said he wouldn’t be surprised.“Yes, it’s possible because these illegal brothels are quite fluid in that they’ll set up in one place and then move to another place. It wouldn’t surprise me at all.” Sweetybabe clients are not told which hotel will be used until the day of the rendezvous; they are typically met by staff in the hotel lobby and given a key pass to access the elevators and hotel room. In some cases the illegal brothel operator uses one hotel room as a reception area, showing clients a line-up of sex workers and providing pre-booked rooms. A customer who attended the mobile brothel operating out of rooms at Crown Towers on four occasions since March said he was offered sex each time and told he could request different women. He was asked to pay $350 an hour or $550 for two hours in return for sexual services. The customer attended West Melbourne’s Flagstaff City hotel last month, where he was introduced to five women who were providing sex services out of two rooms. He was also offered sex at the Grand Chancellor in June. In a members-only forum on Chinese dating website CatchGod, another client of the mobile brothel described his encounter

with a Sweetybabe sex worker at Crown. He wrote that the sex worker charged $350 an hour for sexual services without a condom. “It’s worth the money,” he wrote. “This weekend I’m very satisfied. Thanks to the Sweety girls for providing a high-quality girl.” The hotels have denied any knowledge of brothel activity.

Sex industry sources say they are concerned that the new police taskforce is too focused on illegal brothels operating in the suburbs to shut down the mobile brothel operating in the city.The owner of one of Port Phillip’s 12 legal brothels, who asked not to be named, was doubtful a small team of police officers could effectively crack down on operators.“I’ve heard about the new team, but there are not enough of them,” the owner said.“The problem is so big – illegal brothels are booming.” One former brothel manager said he knew many Chinese sex workers who quit their jobs in legal brothels to work for the mobile syndicate. He said the women earned more money working for the mobile brothel because the customers, mostly young Chinese students, were prepared to pay more to avoid going to street-front brothels. Since 2009 there has been a push to introduce signs in the reception area and all rooms of legal brothels that describe what sex slavery is and provide the phone numbers of local and federal police. However, unless the signs are displayed in languages other than English and unless the state government is on board, critics argue they will be useless. Through an interpreter, Jessica said she was forced to sign a contract when she arrived in Australia. She believed she was not allowed to leave the brothel and with no understanding of local laws, she went to work. “When a customer came in we all came out from the room and line up.” Jessica said she paid a cut of her wage to the brothel owner, the trafficker and the Malaysian agent who recruited her. Along with the Malaysian, Chinese and Korean women she lived with, some who were also trafficked, Jessica was available for sex 24-hours a day, seven days a week before she finally escaped. (Jessica’s name has been changed)

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an Ursus Wehrli please come and live in my house? The disorder (aka mess) he would find in my laundry, my cutlery drawer, or the linen press would offer many challenges. Then I could watch with relief as the Swiss artist whipped my domestic mayhem into some kind of systematic pattern based on colours shapes, products or themes. Housework, done. Tick that box. Sadly, Wehrli can’t move in; his home is in Zurich, and he already travels a great deal with his work as a comedian and performance artist. But the Wehrli message, delivered so expressively in his new book, The Art of Clean Up: Life Made Neat and Tidy, comes through loud and clear. It’s time we looked at mess in a whole new way. The Art of Clean Up is one of the most entertaining and brilliantly conceived books to have arrived in our shop since we opened four years ago. It is a picture book for adults, although children will also find it hilarious. There are no written messages; it is all about interpreting the visual. And at $19.95, it is the perfect book to give, or to keep. The cover features a photo of a deconstructed fruit salad. Japanese cookbook, you wonder? Welcome to Wehrli’s world. Inside, there is no introduction or artist statement – just images, with each double-page spread telling a story. On the left is the photo of some kind of clutter – either natural or man-made. It may be a decorated Christmas tree, toys in a sandpit, a jumble of washing on a line, a single daisy. The right-hand page reveals the same objects, but in a post-Wehrli state of highly organised beauty. The Christmas tree is reduced to its many parts – timber, pine needles, tinsel, red baubles,

GOOD FRIDAY MARKET The Country Women’s Association of Doreen is holding a market on Good Friday, with the aim of raising $10,000 for the Good Friday Appeal. The CWA knows how to run a great day out after staging a locally renowned monthly market for more than six months. There will be many stalls with exciting goods and produce, craft, freshly cooked food and plenty of fun activities for children, including a visit from the Easter Bunny. Have a meaningful Good Friday in the company of family and the local community. ■ Laurimar Sports Ovals, Painted Hills Road, Doreen. March 29, 11am-3pm. CHILDREN EASTER CHICK FUN In celebration of the new life that Easter signifies, the Diamond Valley Library is playing mother hen to a group of baby chicks in an incubator until April 12. Come in to see how far along the hatchlings are – if they still need some time to grow or they’re ready to greet the world, colouring

and craft will be available for the duration of the hatching. ■ Diamond Valley Library, Civic Drive, Greensborough. April 2, 10am. 9434 3809

to reflect on how a particular room resonates with them or others. ■ Banyule Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. April 4-May 11, 10am. 9490 4222


LONG GONE DAYS ON THE FARM With a background in landscape painting evolving into a passion for photography, Karl Sietins knows what works aesthetically in landscape imagery. He has trekked through Victoria capturing vistas of a lifestyle experienced by pioneers in the early 1900s, such as abandoned farms, vintage vehicle remains and relics of farm machinery. This exhibition depicts the isolation and harsh conditions they endured and the effects of the elements. Sietins contrasts the long, dry summers and severe drought with the lushness of nature when the rains finally arrive. ■ Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Avenue, Eltham. Until May 12, 9am-5pm. 9439 7712

HOME: REFRAMING CRAFT AND DOMESTICITY This exhibition explores the intimate spaces of the home, depicting rooms such as the kitchen, living room and bedroom. These works selected from the Banyule Art Collection by artists including sculptor Irianna Kanellopoulou will be displayed alongside contemporary furniture and chosen works belonging to each room. The exhibit invites viewers





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LoNG GoNE DAys oN THE FARM home-cooked meal, a warm bed and security, perhaps you should consider fostering. More foster carers are needed to cater for respite, emergency, long-term and short-term care situations in the north-eastern metropolitan area. Come learn what it’s all about at the information session. Carers come from all walks of life – they can be single, in a relationship, male, female, working, at home full-time, straight or gay. They receive initial and ongoing training and have 24-hour support from a caseworker. ■ Berry Street, 677 The Boulevard, Eaglemont. Monday, April 8, 6-7.15pm. 9450 4700 \

been flourishing in Eltham since its introduction to high-school students in 1963. Eltham Lacrosse Club is embarking on its 50th season in April and to celebrate, a full day recognising the sport is on. It will include exhibition matches against Woodville Lacrosse Club from Adelaide, parents versus children matches, half-time fastest shot for children. There will also be a barbecue and a jumping castle. ■ Eltham Lower Park, 570 Main Road, Eltham. April 6, 10am-6pm.



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When I finish school I want to be … a doctor. My desire to become a doctor is strengthened by my desire to help others who endure health problems such as my brother, who has cystic fibrosis.

Apart from class work, at school I enjoy … hanging with my friends, for without school I would not be able to see them all at the same place and same time. My school’s community involvement includes … we always do the Cancer Council’s Relay for Life, among many other events, and last year we hosted Light the Night for the Leukaemia Foundation. Roughly 150 attended and we were able to raise $15,000.

My main responsibility in this role is … by 2012, I had at least 100 friends and family gathered under one banner “Zac Ops” to do the Great Strides Walkathon. My goal for 2013 is to assemble a team made up of family and friends, and the Montmorency Secondary College. I enjoy community work because … it is satisfying. I have also done a number of different charity events as part of my school … such as … the Leukaemia Foundation World’s Greatest Shave. When I’m not volunteering, in my spare time I … enjoy reading, swimming or visiting family because I like to spend most of my time with family.

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My community involvement includes … When I was four my little brother, Zac, was born. He was later diagnosed with the genetic disorder cystic fibrosis. After a few years of trying to deal with the illness, my parents and I decided to try to do more for him and others. We began attending many Cystic Fibrosis Australia fund-raising events. The first of many activities we did was the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walkathon, which we still do as a family. Everyone wears red and last year we dressed as superheroes.

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t doesn’t get much sweeter than living on the edge of Sugarloaf Reservoir and parklands. But it’s not just having the park’s sailing, fishing, picnicking and walking at your doorstep that makes living out here such a delight. It’s the sheer beauty of the natural surrounds that really takes the cake. There is no better place to completely wrap yourself in the beauty of Sugarloaf than from this 3.1-hectare property. Nestled off the ridge that is Westering Road, the property is blessed by spectacular views that stretch well beyond the dam to the Yarra Ranges in the distance. A section of the reservoir wall flanked by the slopes of neighbouring properties is the centrepiece of this ever-changing vista. On some days, mist creeps and settles among the layers of hills. On others, the sun lights up the hilltops so they appear to shimmer against the sky. The light becomes dappled and soft by the time it reaches through nearby gum trees to this property’s expansive brick terrace. This is the ideal spot to sit and ponder. Only birdsong interrupts the quiet. But this terrace is just as fitting for those less pensive moments. When surrounded by friends and family, it’s the clinking of glasses, clattering of plates and chattering of voices that fill the air. The big umbrella and long timber table currently set up out here suggest that this property is no stranger to entertaining. Late breakfasts and long lunches are broken up by dips in the lagoon-style pool, walks through the bush and the occasional hit of tennis. This property is perhaps better classed as a retreat than a residence. It offers its occupants the luxury of soaking away the working week in the large pool or exerting any excess energy on the asphalt tennis court positioned above the house. This isn’t the only flat part of this otherwise sloping block. An area large enough to use as a showjumping or dressage arena has been excavated at the section of the property closest to the road. Keeping a horse or two is also made easy, thanks to a stable and tack room with water tank not too far from the house.

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“A much-loved family home in an idyllic setting, all just minutes from Eltham.” CHRis CHaPMan - agent

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The dam at the bottom of the hill ensures your pony is never far from water. A nearby gate opens to Sugarloaf Track, which runs all the way down to a creek. For horse lovers, this part of Christmas Hills has an impressive network of unmade roads, ideal for trail riding. Whether out on your steed, sailing on the reservoir or visiting nearby vineyards in and around Yarra Glen, it’s good to come home to a house like this. The rustic, weathered character of the clinker-brick shell ensures the aesthetic of the house is in harmony with its surrounds. The house has – quite understandably – been designed to make the most of its enviable hilltop position. Big picture windows off the front verandah bring those jaw-dropping views into two of the main living spaces. The vista may distract you from your game of billiards in the rumpus room but it is sure to add to any occasion in the lounge and dining space, which is anchored by a large, double-sided brick fireplace. Whether sharing a meal with loved ones, snuggling up in front of the fire or mulling over the weekend paper, it’s from this space that you are most likely to witness – and appreciate – the views as they change with the season and the time of day. Two of the five bedrooms also have views. One is the luxurious main bedroom, which also has an en suite and walk-in wardrobe. All four of the secondary bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and they share a large family bathroom with spa and a separate powder room. The kitchen and meals area may not have the views but it does have access to a pretty paved courtyard with greenery. You would be forgiven for thinking that a property such as this would be far, far away and hard to find. But this property is nestled among the hills on the Kangaroo Ground side of Sugarloaf. It is only a 12-minute drive from Eltham College and less than 20 minutes away from Eltham station and shops and services. \ LIAM CARTER

Price \ $750,000 – $850,000

Expressions of Interest \ Closing April 9

Fast facts \ 3.1-hectare property on the city side of Christmas Hills; spectacular views to Sugarloaf and Yarra Ranges; clinker-brick house with five bedrooms; lounge and dining room with fireplace; large front terrace; lagoon-style pool; tennis court; riding arena and stable; double garage. christmas hills \ 35kms from the city




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eaglemont \ 20 MossMan Drive This Glenard Estate address will be highly sought. With extensive parklands just minutes away and the convenience of East Ivanhoe and Eaglemont Village shops, hospitals, schools and public transport nearby, it ticks all the boxes. This property also provides great zoned family living with a north-facing rear orientation. It has four bedrooms, or three bedrooms and a study, in the main house and a self-contained apartment that is a great addition and a good use of space. Well presented inside and out, contemporary family living awaits with little to do. The kitchen and bathrooms could be updated if you really need a project but otherwise the cream interiors, polished boards and formal and informal living spaces can’t be faulted. Two bedrooms downstairs with built-in wardrobes share a sunny main bathroom. The kitchen features a Baumatic six-burner stovetop and an extra-wide oven with stainless-steel splashback. The rear open-plan family and meals room is a highlight with french doors to the elevated outdoor verandah and a private, paved gazebo beyond. Upstairs, two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share great north-facing treetop views. And, with a landing retreat area and a bathroom, this could easily be a dedicated kid’s floor. \ EMMA HOUGHTON




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Price \ $1.05 million – $1.15 million

Auction \ April 13 at 3pm

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1-7/5 Edward Court, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $690,000 + ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI Wed 4.15-4.45pm, Sat 11-11.30am .................................................................

1 Victoria Close, Eltham ................................................................. Price: $999,000 ................................................................. Private sale ................................................................. OFI By appointment .................................................................

4/1088-1094 Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe ................................................................. Price: $600,000 - $650,000 ................................................................. Auction Saturday April 13 at 1pm ................................................................. OFI Wed 5.15-5.45pm .................................................................

21 Luscombe Drive, Diamond Creek ................................................................. Price: $580,000 - $650,000 ................................................................. Sale by Negotiation ................................................................. OFI As advertised or by arrangement .................................................................

Seven new designer townhouses with two or three bedrooms, split-level living areas, modern stone benchtops, polished timber floors, double garages and more.

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom house offers relaxed living and outdoor entertainment with formal and casual living accessing landscaped gardens.

A Latham Views highlight with luxury low-maintenance living, this spectacular apartment is defined by a stylish interior, peaceful ambience and superb city vista.

This elegant family house exudes contemporary style with its fresh neutral tones and zoned design.

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Auction \ April 13 at 11am

Darren Jones Real Estate \ 9432 2544 Price \ $470,000 – $520,000 Auction \ April 13 at 12.30pm

Set away from the street and behind a picket fence, this renovated 1960s property offers a modern and contemporary interior. The current owners have been here for almost nine years and have updated the kitchen and bathrooms. The carpet is new and the walls have been repainted. The living area, with bamboo timber floors, is at the front. It’s near the kitchen, which features CaesarStone benchtops and Miele stainless-steel appliances. The meals zone is a great place to entertain. Bifold doors open to a covered deck. It overlooks the landscaped rear garden featuring a peppercorn tree and a large circular deck. The main bedroom has built-in wardrobes and is near a bathroom that has a double vanity. It also has garden views and looks out to the covered verandah that wraps around the front of the house. Two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a second bathroom that has a bathtub. This property also features ducted heating, evaporative cooling and under-house storage. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA

This three-bedroom family residence is sure to receive rave reviews. With several living areas, it also features raked timber ceilings and timber-lined walls – common characteristics of a Greensborough house. The informal living area is off the entrance and features parquetry floors and a brick open fireplace. The nearby dining area is currently set up as a lounge. It opens to decking that overlooks the backyard and has treetop views. A timber kitchen shares similar views and has a walk-in pantry. All the bedrooms are carpeted and have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom is serviced by an en suite while two other bedrooms share a white-tiled bathroom. Out the back, a garage has been converted into a bungalow. It has timber floors and opens to a second outdoor area that is covered. Other benefits include ample off-street parking, ducted heating and evaporative cooling. It is close to Greensborough Plaza, Kalparrin Gardens and transport. \ BIANCA VILLAROSA














Pat Rice & Hawkins \ 9866 5588 in conj with Dickens Real Estate \ 5755 1307 Price \ $900,000 + Auction \ April 6 at 11am

RT Edgar \ 5427 1222

Price \ $590,000 – $640,000

Auction \ April 27 at 3pm

Tumblegum offers a large four-bedroom family homestead professionally built postcode with strawbale, mudbrick and recycled timbers on 28 hectares in the upper Ovens Valley, only 15 kilometres from Bright. Its design features include cathedral ceilings and large open-plan family living areas, including a distinctive kitchen with beautifully crafted recycled red-gum benchtops. Outside, large living and entertainment areas with wide verandahs and rolling green lawns overlook the surrounding bush. There is no other house to be seen from the idyllic deck and there is an in-ground solar-heated swimming pool. In addition to the homestead, there is a second strawbale cottage built as a studio or office, and a large farm shed comprising three bays, including a machinery and tool shed, two stables and a hay/tractor bay, as well as a nearby round yard. \ THIS INFORMATION WAS SUPPLIED BY PAT RICE & HAWKINS REAL ESTATE

This outstanding period house c1900 (originally the Old General Store and Post Office) is full of charm and character on about 6000 square metres in the heart of the Newham Village. Accommodation includes a central hallway leading to three generous bedrooms, the main with en suite, walk-in wardrobe and french doors opening to a verandah. A study or fourth bedroom overlooks a deck taking in views of the garden. The house has large open-plan living, dining and kitchen areas, all with fabulous views of Hanging Rock and surrounding countryside. Internal features include open fireplaces, 3.6-metre ceilings, original Baltic pine floors, claw-foot bath and jarrah vanities, solid-fuel heating and reverse-cycle heating/cooling. The landscaped garden is a feature and offers a variety of mature European trees and plantings with an abundance of colour. A creek meanders through the property, and close by is a veggie patch. \ THIS INFORMATION WAS SUPPLIED BY RT EDGAR








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Ivanhoe East 511 The Boulevard Captivating Views On The Boulevard First time offered in 60 years! Taking in the captivating views & with dual frontages to The Boulevard & McCubbin Street is this unique offering in arguably one of Ivanhoe East’s most prestigious streets. Set on 1059m2 approx of land this property has many exciting options: restore the home to its former glory, redevelop, or use for your dream home site (STCA). Comprising 3 brs, central bathroom, kitchen, lounge, family/dining opening onto casual living area & downstairs multipurpose room. Features: manicured gardens, double garage, workshop all within close proximity to East Ivanhoe Shopping Precinct, Public Transport, Exclusive Private Schooling & Parklands 26 The weekly review \ MARCH 27, 2013

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Delivering unsurpassable quality over 2 levels these luxury town residences are available off the plan and due for completion in August 2013. With the convenience of a courtyard, internal lift, ultra stylish interiors offer open plan living/dining, alfresco balcony, Chef’s Kitchen, 3 bedrooms, study and 2 bathrooms combining 27 square metres of accommodation and garaging.

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PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION By appointment $1.05m GUIDE 146 Upper Heidelberg Rd, Ivanhoe | 9490 2900 OFFICE Dave Oster 0418 800 120 CONTACT Nunzio Sulfaro 0414 223 134

384 Waterdale Road

Attention First Home Buyers or Investors This renovated home has been rewired, floorboards polished and freshly painted throughout. Offering two good sized bedrooms, sparkling bathroom, functional kitchen meals area, spacious lounge and separate sun room. Landscaped gardens with fruit trees, plenty of room for the kids to run around, or to build your own entertainment area. Situated a stone throw away from Bell Street and all amenities. This 565m2 block offers unlimited options subject to council approval. Auction: Saturday 20th April at 2.00pm View: By Appointment Land Size: 565m2 approx Details: Tony Delinaoum 0418 313 123

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Wattle Glen 72A Sunnyside Crescent Impeccable Style In Sought After Location Moments from the primary school, minutes from the station and a short drive from the centre of Diamond Creek, this eyecatching home combines contemporary design with quality finishes for sophisticated living. Beautifully landscaped gardens, stunning views, and premium fittings and features set the scene for elegant living. Three harmonious living spaces, four bedrooms, two study´s and a chefs kitchen complement expansive alfresco living and cater for formal and informal entertaining with ease.

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Saturday 13th April at 12pm Thursday 5:30 - 6pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1pm $570,000 - $620,000 Tristan Messerle 0438 176 416 Peter Kleeman 0419 002 103 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

Lower Plenty 141 Bonds Road A Private Paradise With Rural Tranquillity In perfect harmony with its natural surroundings, this distinctive and inspirational home epitomises country living whilst being only moments from all conveniences. Set on over an acre and backing private bushland this charming 3 bedroom home offers a multitude of indoor/outdoor living with sparkling pool and tennis court. A truly unique offering!

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Eltham South 34 Banoon Road Rare Opportunity In An Elusive, Exclusive Pocket. A one acre allotment, (approx) lightly treed and with dual access from Banoons Road and Griffiths Park Road. All the lifestyle benefits of Griffiths Park and the Yarra almost on your back boundary. A comfortable four bedroom home with a balcony, where you can relax and contemplate what the future holds for it...cosmetic update, renovation or rebuild (stca). This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy an enviable lifestyle in a very elusive and exclusive pocket.

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Saturday 13th April at 12pm Thursday 2:30 - 3pm & Saturday 11:30am - 12pm Graham Morrison 0417 101 997 Lucas Peressini 0458 016 868 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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Greensborough 30 St Georges Court Big, Bright And Brilliantly Located Perfectly located at the end of a cul de sac in the coveted St Helena College zone, yet within easy reach of the shopping eating and transport options offered at Greensborough, St Helena and Diamond Creek, this spacious home affording 4/5 bedrooms (including main with ensuite), study, 4 living rooms, deluxe kitchen and delightful outdoor zone on an allotment of 800m2 (approx) combines quality and intelligent design to deliver effortless family living.





Private Sale Inspect Saturday 12:30 - 1pm Contact Ciaran Brannigan 0410 544 478 Office 2/86 Grimshaw Street, Greensborough 9435 7666 Web

Eltham 2b/266 Bolton Street Versatile Factory/Warehouse A location in a highly regarded complex including Ridges Health Club, this property will appeal to owner occupiers and investors alike. • Total floor space of 302 m2 (approx) including offices, toilets and kitchen. Container height roller door. • Three phase power. External parking for three cars • Estimated return of $35,000 pa (plus outgoings) • Located in a highly regarded complex, Suits a wide variety of users

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Auction Inspect Contact Office Web

Thursday 11th April at 1pm Thursday 2:30 - 3pm Rocco Montanaro 0412 379 171 968 Main Road, Eltham 9431 2444

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ROSANNA 39A Invermay Grove A Touch of Tuscany Within walking distance to the Rosanna shops, station, cafes and parklands is this tasteful transformation with Tuscan inspired faรงade, elegant interior and stunning appointments. On a low maintenance allotment bathing in brilliant northern sunshine, and set in a lovely grove lined with gum trees, this beautiful residence features three double bedrooms with built-in-robes (main with en-suite), 10ft high ceilings, polished porcelain and hardwood floors, entrance hall, generous lounge and dining room, family living area adjoining the granite kitchen (stainless steel appliances), spa bathroom, powder room plus laundry. It includes GDH, evap cooling, video intercom, and double auto garage. Irresistibly luxurious low-maintenance living in a sublime position.

3 Saturday 6th April at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE

$590,000 Plus


Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 2:00 - 2:30pm Photo ID required


Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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ELTHAM 9 Heddon Court Peaceful, Private, Park-like Living With a soothing neutral palette and a peaceful leafy outlook, this lovely family home is nestled at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. Accommodation includes an open plan kitchen / dining / living area, elegant lounge, three bedrooms (main with en-suite, walk-in-robe and private balcony), family bathroom, practical laundry, plus a separate home office / studio. Outside has a covered alfresco for entertaining and low maintenance garden. Additional features include ducted heating, solar tinted windows, water tank and double remote garage. Conveniently located close to schools and shops, you will be impressed by this superb property.

3 Tue 9th April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior)

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$590,000 - $650,000


Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 12:45 - 1:15pm Photo ID required


Romeo Rigoni 0412 126 646 Tom Kurtschenko 0417 502 944 Eltham Office 9431 1222

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MACLEOD 10 Horizon View Alluring One of a Kind Springthorpe Home! Nestled in the esteemed ’Springthorpe’ estate, surrounded by quality homes, this rare prospect offers the epitome of divine modern living. Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac, the residence has been architecturally designed and built with every aspect individually tailor-made by Rustic Homes. Enjoying generous land size of 672m2 (approx), features include three upstairs bedrooms (master with en-suite), open plan living area, separate dining room, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite benches, full central bathroom, separate laundry and double garage with additional off street parking. Extras include timber flooring, alarm system, ducted heating and refrigerated cooling. This one is sure to impress!

3 Tue 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$830,000 - $890,000


Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm & Saturday 1:00 - 1:30pm Photo ID required


Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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VIEWBANK 20 /101 Martins Lane Size, Comfort and Sparkle! Only four years old, this spacious townhouse offers a wonderful blend of indoor and outdoor living with modern tones and easy, maintenance free living. Enjoying abundant natural light, the home provides formal lounge or ground floor bedroom, open plan meals/living with stone topped kitchen featuring high quality stainless steel appliances and overlooking the private rear decked area, internal access from the spacious double garage, plus provision for additional off street parking. Boasting excellent views, and situated in a lovely garden setting within close proximity to schools, parklands and public transport, this is an ideal downsize option, superb start or smart investment.

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$550,000 - $590,000


Thursday 5:00 - 5:30pm & Saturday 11:30 - 12:00pm Photo ID required


Thomas Bechelli 0413 181 461 Ivanhoe RosannaOffice Office9499 94597992 8111

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2 / 43 Outhwaite Road Attractive, Affordable With Lifestyle in Mind! Fashionable, low maintenance and beautifully kept, this modern doublestorey townhouse offers private alfresco spaces and a generous layout that´s ideal for relaxed living and entertaining. Set in a boutique block of only 3 homes, the property features 3 bedrooms all with built-in-robes, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and dishwasher, open plan meals and living area, family sized upstairs tiled bathroom, separate laundry, large rear courtyard with paved area and garden, plus double garage with remote and internal access. Bonus features include ample cupboard storage space, alarm system, ducted heating and evaporative cooling.

3 Saturday 13th April at 12:30pm PRICE GUIDE

$390,000 - $450,000


Thursday 4:45 - 5:15pm & Saturday 12:15 - 12:45pm Photo ID required


Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG WEST 1 - 3 / 287 Liberty Parade Boutique Designer Townhouse Living Conveniently located, these architecturally designed double-storey townhouses are set in a boutique development of only three! All townhouses are situated over two levels boasting generous sized living spaces, bedrooms with built-in-robes, kitchens with quality stainless steel appliances, split system heating/cooling systems, plus car accommodation. To top it all off, this Liberty Parade location boasts easy access to public transport, La Trobe University, local parks, The Mall and Northland shopping centre. These high quality and affordable townhouses won´t last, so call today!


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Wednesday 4:00 - 4:3pm & Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am Photo ID required


Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2 & 3 / 215 Waiora Road Quality Contemporary Town Living Boasting stunning contemporary finishes, spacious light-filled interiors and north-facing courtyards, these impeccably built architecturally designed homes are in a league of their own. Designed for convenience, each townhouse offers open plan living areas, quality kitchens (Caesar stone bench tops & s/steel appliances), gleaming hardwood flooring, carpeted bedrooms, luxury bathrooms and secure double garages. Unit 2 - 3 bdrms, 2 living zones, main bathroom, en-suite over 2 levels. Unit 3 - 3 bdrms, huge living/dining, main bathroom and en-suite to main bedroom on single level. Hurry to secure your pick of these stylish residences situated within easy proximity to transport, parks, La Trobe Uni, primary and secondary colleges and Austin/Mercy Hospitals.

3 Tue 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

$500,000 - $600,000


Wednesday 2:45 - 3:15pm & Saturday 1:15 - 1:45pm Photo ID required


Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 David Kelly 0410 426 311 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 72 Porter Road Development Opportunity or Family Haven on 930m2 (approx) This near-level allotment measuring 15.24m x 61m (930m2 approx) offers the successful purchaser endless opportunities to either redevelop into a 3 to 4 townhouse subdivision (STCA), or to renovate and extend the existing home (STCA) for your family to enjoy for years to come. The residence provides two bedrooms (BIRs), formal lounge and dining overlooking the expansive rear yard, kitchen with meals area, sunroom, family bathroom, Tasmanian Oak timber floorboards, gas heating and evaporative cooling. Outside features a quaint bungalow with bedroom, garage plus storage shed. All within easy access to Charles La Trobe College, transport, Austin/Mercy Hospitals, La Trobe Uni and Northland shopping complex. Make this your future money maker - call today!

3 Saturday 13th April at 2:00pm INSPECT

Wednesday 3:30 - 4:00pm & Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Photo ID required


Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 David Kelly 0410 426 311 Ivanhoe Office 9499 7992

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HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS 2 / 88 Southern Road

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Single Level of Style and Substance Set at the rear of a development of only two is this spacious single level two bedroom unit with huge open plan living, kitchen (s/steel appliances & stone bench tops), dining area, outdoor entertainer’s decking plus courtyard.

Saturday 13th April at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$380,000 - $420,000 Thur 4:00 - 4:30pm & Sat 11:30 - 12:00pm Photo ID required Alex Morgan 0401 524 119 Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072

GREENSBOROUGH 5 / 11 Boulton Court

Spacious, Elevated, Private and Low Maintenance with Valley Views! Set at the rear of a well maintained complex is this spacious 3 bedroom unit offering alfresco areas, ducted heating, evap cooling, double garage, lowmaintenance gardens, plus lower-level space ideal for a workshop or storage.

Tue 16th April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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$380,000 - $420,000 Thur 1:30 - 2:00pm & Sat 10:30 - 11:00am Photo ID required Kieran Whaley 0410 587 072 Craig Nichol 0400 122 081


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GREENSBOROUGH 1/24 Doris St Avail 1 Apr $370PW 3BR unit, D/H, PFBs, D/W & single garage. No pets. Contact Jaclyn ELTHAM 201 Rattray Street Avail NOW $370PW 2BR, rumpus, D/W, D/H, PFBs, OFP & OSP. Contact Bill ELTHAM 2/63 Bible Street Avail 30 Mar $380PW 3BR, D/W, D/H, cooling & single garage. No Pets. Contact Sarah H’BERG HEIGHTS 4/7 Dresden St Avail 9 Apr $380PW 3BR, kit/dining, heating/cooling & single garage. Contact Jaci ELTHAM 1/1152 Main Road Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, ensuite, D/H, A/C, PFBs & single garage. Contact Bill DOREEN 140 Hazel Glen Dr Avail NOW $410PW 4BR, rumpus, D/H, FBs & double garage. Contact Amanda ELTHAM 4/35 York Street Avaijl NOW $410PW 3BR, D/H, evap cooling, living areas & double garage. Contact Bill H’BERG HEIGHTS 179 Waiora Road Avail NOW $410PW 3BR, D/H, A/C & shed. Gge & hot house not incl. Contact Louise ELTHAM 13 Marlow Place Avail NOW $440-$480PW 3BR, ensuite, study, D/W, PBs, D/H & dbl carport. Contact Di ROSANNA 7 Miriam Street Avail NOW $470PW 3BR, PFBs, rumpus, D/H, A/C & double garage. Contact Jaci ELTHAM 61 Frank Street Avail NOW $470PW 4BR, lounge w/coonara, A/C, D/W & dble garage. Contact Sarah IVANHOE 34 St Elmo Rd Avail NOW $480PW 3BR, D/W, D/H & cooling, bathrooms x 2 & sheds. Contact Louise FAIRFIELD 243A Arthur Street Avail NOW $600PW 3BR, living/kit/meals, D/H, D/W, PFBs & OSP. Contact Di


HEIDELBERG 104 Mount Street Avail NOW 60-400sqm (approx) office space. D/H, cooling, parking, kitchen, Avail 12-18 mos. Rental is plus GST & Outgoings. Contact Angelo IVANHOE 18 28 38 Uppr H’berg Rd Avail 1 Jan Development of 69 residential apts, basement car parking, 6 ground floor retail shops from 67-540sqm. Contact Angelo WATSONIA 2/2H Lambourn Road Avail 31 May $12,600PA 45sqm office, heating/cooling & kitchenette. Rental figure incls Outgoings. Rental figure does not incl GST. Contact Angelo H’BERG HEIGHTS 1/108 Bell Street Avail NOW $15,000PA 3 offices, approx 80sqm, communal kitchen & ample street parking. Tenant pays 50% electricity. Contact Angelo WATSONIA 2A Lambourn Road Avail NOW $17,000PA Approx 65sqm office suite incl reception, storage, heat/cool & OSP. Rental figure incl O/goings. Does not incl GST. Contact Angelo MACLEOD 38 Springthhorpe Blvd Avail 20 Oct $18,500PA Approx 80sqm shop opposite Springthorpe CC, outdoor area, toilet, parking. Figure excludes GST and outgoings. Contact Angelo DIAMOND CREEK 32 Chute St Avail NOW $40,000PA Large showroom, 173sqm (approx) rear delivery/storage & ample parking. Figure excludes GST & Outgoings. Contact Angelo


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185 Yea Road

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm (Unless sold prior)

Surrounded by 33 glorious flat acres with 3 road frontages, town water and Kinglake Mountain backdrop, this welcoming family home, offers the complete country lifestyle away from the city hustle and bustle, yet only 2km from Town Centre. After a day in the saddle kick back, with a glass of bubbly or entertain family and friends beside the IG pool & spa and soak up the serene natural ambience. Alternatively a fantastic opportunity presents itself for developers with vision to purchase now and reap great future returns. Features: Large lounge and rumpus room, Spacious kitchen & family meals area, 3 bedrooms, plus study/4th bedroom, 2 bathrooms, Long tree-lined driveway, house garden, DLUG, huge 200sqm approx. machinery shed.



8/76 Airlie Road

INSPECTION WEDNESDAY 1.00 - 2.00pm SATURDAY 3.00 - 4.00pm

SALE BY TENDER Closing Tuesday 23rd April at 6pm (Unless sold prior)

The appealing contemporary façade merely hints at the stylish lifestyle this stunning townhouse delivers. With north-facing orientation and its own street frontage, it conveys considerable space and comfort boasting open plan living areas, private retreat for parents upstairs with balcony and an idyllic courtyard for escaping the daily grind or entertaining. Close proximity to trendy Were St shops, cafes & train station illustrates why this location is so highly sought. Features: Sizable formal lounge, Bright family/meals area, Sleek galley-style s/s kitchen, Master bedroom with parents retreat, ensuite & balcony, Two ground level bedrooms & bathroom, Auto DLUG with internal access, Central heating, R/C air-cons, Private entertainer’s courtyard.

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Melway 246:K10 Land size 33 Acres approx Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

Melway 21:B7 Contact Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Simon McEvoy 0412 319 046 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999



1/11 Powley Parade

AUCTION Saturday 20th April at 1.00pm

Soak up the admirable quality and style within the spacious interiors of this modern townhouse with street frontage and appreciate the distinct lack of maintenance afforded by its compact easy care block. Count up all the amenities that service its location and celebrate the lifestyle awaiting you or see it from an investor’s stand point as a fantastic rental option from get to go. Features: Spacious open plan living/dining area, Caesar stone kitchen with s/s appliances, Master bedroom & bathroom on ground level, Two bedrooms + 2nd bathroom upstairs, Private entertaining courtyard, Auto single garage + extra front space, Close to shops, cafes, buses & train.



INSPECTION THURSDAY 5.00 - 5.30pm SATURDAY 12.00 - 12.30pm

Quote $460,000 plus buyers Melway 20:D5 Contact Scott Anderson 0412 855 775 Stuart Buckingham 0411 743 336 Office 104 Grimshaw St, Greensborough Phone 9435 0999

503 Reynolds Road


Presented in pristine condition by its current house proud owners, this family home, exuding the welcoming character of its day, is a testament of the alluring lifestyle that the next family can expect. Spacious dimensions with distinct formal & informal zoning caters perfectly for everyday comfort or entertaining, while the serene 1/4 acre (approx) garden oasis will instinctively draw your family and friends together around the IG pool - Close to shops, schools and transport. Features: Master bedroom with WIR & ensuite, Two bedrooms with BI robe & desk, Formal fireside lounge/dining, Timber kitchen (near new s/s appliances), Air-conditioned family/meals are, Independent rumpus/gym & storage room, Family bathroom, gas heating, Entertaining deck, patio, Double carport, Garden shed.


Quote Melway Contact Office Phone

$570,000 - $630,000 22:F2 Land size 970m2 approx Adam McWatters 0404 489 266 1004 Main Road, Eltham 9439 4022 MARCH 27, 2013 \ The weekly review 39

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ALPHINGTON 2 Rowe Street 11,540 M2 APPROX. OF MONUMENTAL SCOPE ON DAREBIN CREEK A true landmark offering a massive 11,540m2 (1.154 hectares) approx. with direct Darebin Creek frontage and views; ´Avalon´ c1922 represents an incomparable opportunity with untold inner-city potential including subdivision and development (STCA). Originally the estate of a successful entrepreneur; this 11-room residence is regarded as possibly the largest Californian bungalow in the municipality highlighting perfectly preserved interior, gum trees and bellbirds.

IVANHOE 4/1088-1094 Heidelberg Road SUBLIME TWO-LEVEL STYLE & CITY VIEW A ´Latham Views´ highlight focused on luxury low-maintenance living, this spectacular 2-level 2BR, 2 bathroom apartment is defined by a stylish interior, peaceful ambience and superb city vista. Secured in a sought-after Fairy Hills apartment complex near quality shops, cafés, trains, Yarra parklands and leading schools. Light and airy living, casual dining, Miele kitchen, double glazing, basement parking for 2 cars.


Saturday 13th April at 2.00pm


Wed 2:30-3pm, Thu 2:30-3pm


11,540 m2 approx.


Damien Carter 0438 850 166 James Davis 0405 687 817


9497 3222 | 9459 5666


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Wed 5:15-5:45pm


Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Sue Lacey 0412 898 202


9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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ROSANNA 35 Silk Street SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE! A harmonious balance of indoor-outdoor living and entertaining keeps everyone happy in this stylish home enjoying veranda views to the distant ranges with access to Golf Links Primary School. Offers generous three bedroom accommodation complemented by ducted heating, air-conditioning, Jarrah floorboards, entertainment units and loads of storage. Also includes lounge, family living/dining, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, bathroom and carport.

IVANHOE 1/51 Locksley Road CONTEMPORARY GARDEN SANCTUARY Raise your expectations with this beautiful townhouse then lift your spirits in a sublime location as here´s an opportunity that´s full of amazing surprises. Opening to a huge secluded garden with covered north-facing alfresco area, the stylish interior comprises 2 double bedrooms (air-conditioner, WIR and BIR), smart living and dining area, impressive kitchen boasting Blanco stainless-steel appliances, fabulous bathroom, separate laundry, central heating, timber floors and carport on title.

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Saturday 6th April at 11.00am




Wed 4:30-5pm, Thu 5:15-5:45pm


682 m2 approx.


Paul Carbone 0418 541 169 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


9459 5666 | 9497 3222


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Wed 3:30-4pm, Thu 3:30-4pm


Greg Taylor 0409 090 611 Helen Witchell 0413 741 158


9459 5666 | 9497 3222

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ROSANNA 3/5 Golf Avenue

HEIDELBERG 52 Hodgson Street

STUNNING REAR TOWNHOUSE NEAR PARKLANDS The superior standard of quality that´s clearly evident throughout this as-new rear townhouse. Boasts 3BRs (downstairs main), powder room, 2 bathrooms, open-plan living and dining, alfresco area, Miele kitchen, plantation shutters/doors and auto DLUG.

ENTICING SCOPE IN SOUGHT-AFTER ENVIRONS Comfortably classic with perfect potential; this long held 1950s 3BR home is well maintained in original condition on a 695 m2 allotment (approx); rejuvenate, renovate or rebuild (STCA). Near parklands, schools, Burgundy Street and transport.

For Sale Inspect By Appointment Contact Damien Carter 0438 850 166

ESR $630,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 6th April at 11.00am Wed 2:30-3pm, Thu 2:30-3pm Greg Taylor 0409 090 611

ESR $540,000-$580,000 Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Brad Pearce 0409 679 414


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THOMASTOWN 5/9 Brand Drive

A CUT ABOVE THE REST! This modern office/warehouse of 470 sqm (approx) is ideal for a business seeking to make a statement. Offers well presented office accommodation and 7 metre internal clearance. Currently returning $34,500 per annum, plus GST. Zoned Industrial 1. Vacant Possession June 2013.

MODERN WAREHOUSE/OFFICES! Immaculately presented throughout, this high clearance warehouse of 225 sqm (approx) is perfect for the owner-occupier or investor. Features include excellent air-conditioned offices and on-site parking. Within easy access to the Metropolitan Ring Road. To be sold with Vacant Possession.

Auction Inspect Contact

Thursday 18th April at 3.00pm By Appointment Tim Mitchell 0417 339 986

Office 9497 3222 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

Auction Inspect Contact

Thursday 18th April at 1.00pm By Appointment Damian Wilson 0414 339 733

Office 9497 3222 Paul Evans 0408 144 181

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