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Lentil As Anything founder Shanaka Fernando recently released his autobiography Everybody deserves a place at the table, which covers his childhood and adventures. I grew up in Sri Lanka and the social disparity exploded into two wars. People killed each other in a confused melange of political and ethnic patriotism. Trickle-down economics had failed because some measured their worth by rerouting the trickle into their pockets. I came to Australia to give wings to my conscience and imagination. I sensed that an approach that focused on people rather than money would sprout some telling outcomes. It proved to be the case. Thirteen years ago I decided to open a restaurant with no fixed prices. I just wanted people to be able to eat, connect and celebrate our kinship without money being a hurdle. People from all walks of life thronged to this small pile of bricks called Lentil as Anything. We learned that we all have a very different sense of fairness and all are equally valid. Some might donate a large sum of money while others donate little or nothing. Importantly, we inhabit this space as equals, in freedom, and we repair ourselves to our rightful place in the community. Thanks to the discreet location of the donation box, patrons are able to retain their dignity.

Recently I received an enforcement notice from Moreland City Council – this was the first notice I had received about a parking ticket issued in July 2012 (for parking within 10 metres of an intersection.) On inquiry with the Infringements Court, I was told to contact the council, which I did. I explained that I had not received any prior notification – I was told to send an email and a week later received a reply claiming that a parking ticket had been placed on my windscreen and a follow-up notice had been sent (no evidence – it is up to me to prove I did not receive any). I was not disputing the initial fine of $141 but I object to paying an additional $100 for accrued charges. Beware, as it is obviously impossible to prove my situation and the council is not inclined to assist. Is this a revenueraising opportunity? Outraged. Susan Nash / via website

Save the trees The magnificent old gum tree in Murphy Grove, Preston, is no

longer. Residents’ hearts were saddened when a developer demolished this tall old tree, loved by all who lived nearby. It is time the council placed a heritage overlay on the remaining large trees in Darebin, listened to the longterm residents and insisted that new housing plans maintain at least four characteristics of the houses in the locality, and that if these lovely old residences are to be demolished then the developers create designs that enhance the character of the area.

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Dome plans bring ticket to roam closer BY CHRIS HINGSTON chingston@mmpgroup.com.au

A picture of visitors at the Exhibition Building dome in the 19th century

Paul Lee is not an actor, but that isn’t stopping the North Melbourne resident from hosting a performance in his front office. This weekend Mr Lee, pictured with his wife Jean and artist Rose Turtle Ertler (left) will transform the Lee home into a performance space as part of Home Art. The project pairs North Melbourne residents with artists to craft a performance using objects found in the house. Mr Lee, who came to Australia in 1980 and is an immigration consultant and marriage celebrant, said the performance told his story about “coming to live in the lucky country”. “It’s about the road to happiness in a new land,” he said. He will conduct a tea ceremony and perform tai chi as part of the production. Ms Ertler, who helped Mr Lee craft the performance, said Home Art offered a very intimate experience. “It allows people to walk into a stranger’s home and be part of their world,” Ertler said. Details: melbourne.vic.gov.au/artsparticipation.

Melbourne Museum manager and Royal Exhibition Building Protection and Promotion Project chair Brett Dunlop said reopening the dome would allow people to get “up close and personal with the building”. Concepts for the work have already been drawn up, but still need to be approved by the museum board. The plans would then need state government and heritage sign-off. Mr Dunlop said the dome promen-

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WITHIN three years the Royal Exhibition Building dome could be open to let visitors once again take in the Melbourne skyline. A tentative timeline for the project, made possible after a $20 million federal government funding boost earlier this year, was among early details revealed at a community briefing this

week. The money will also be spent repairing and maintaining the 19th century building to ensure the structure retains its heritage status. It is proposed visitors will enter the building from the south side, with displays and exhibits on the site’s history inside to entertain visitors while they wait to ascend to the dome. Visitors will first stop at the interior mezzanine level, before progressing to the dome viewing platform.

ade could be open within three years, with the entire project expected to take four years. Fitzroy Residents’ Association spokesman Tom Keel, part of the community campaign to reopen the dome, said he was pleasantly surprised by the timeline. “This is the pinnacle of heritage in Melbourne,’’ he said. ‘‘We are hoping once it is complete there will be this flow on effect with more people taking an interest in our heritage.”

Action on camera BY ALANA SCHETZER A CCTV camera at the Richmond public housing estate has been moved after residents complained it invaded their privacy. Police and the state government set up a mini police station and installed CCTV at the Elizabeth Street estate in June last year to crack down on the area’s drug trade. One of the cameras was pointed at North Richmond Community Health. It provoked concern from residents and clients about being monitored entering the centre. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Ruth Ward said the camera would be turned away from the centre at all times except ‘‘in the event of an incident’’. ‘‘Should an incident occur, the camera may be reoriented by security personnel for the purposes of protecting the safety of residents and staff,’’ she said. Residents welcomed the move.

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THE Brunswick community has united in an attempt to tackle public safety fears. At a town hall forum last week residents raised issues like poorly-lit side streets, vacant shop fronts and violence against women. The safety forum follows the rape and murder of 29-year-old Jill Meagher (pictured) in September. Ms Meagher’s death led thousands of people to take part in two antiviolence marches on Sydney Road. More than 150 people attended the forum at Brunswick Town Hall, hosted by federal Wills MP Kelvin Thomson and Brunswick MP Jane Garrett. The forum began with a minute’s silence to honour Ms Meagher. CCTV, better lighting and the police presence on Sydney Road were all discussed. A call from the crowd for property developers to contribute more funds for street lighting and better public transport won applause. Others called

for licensed venues to come together to provide late-night transport home for patrons. Ms Garrett said many of the ideas raised were worth taking further. “It’s important the community is part of the discussion, raising the issues and finding the solutions,” she said. Moreland South Ward councillor Lambros Tapinos suggested more could be done when planning new developments to make sure there were

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safe pedestrian access points from main streets. Sydney Road Brunswick Association president Rohini Ratnakar said traders were also feeling unsafe. “As members of the Brunswick community we are anxious to see action taken, that is speedy, effective, far-reaching and permanent,” she said. She said more taxi ranks, better transport links and fewer vacant shopfronts would help make the street feel safer. Ms Ratnakar said other incidents, such as last year’s shooting near Barkly Square and the stabbing of a woman in Albert Street, affected Sydney Road’s reputation, potentially discouraging visitors. Moreland police local area commander Dean McGowan said cost was a factor when considering the installation of CCTV in an area the length of Sydney Road. He encouraged community members to work together and with police to tackle crime.

The City of Melbourne is rolling out an extensive car-parking awareness campaign to help combat confusion about how the council’s in-ground parking sensors work. The council will use 10,000 signs, 200 stickers and radio ads to remind drivers they must pay as soon as they park. Last year, the council began installing more than 4600 in-ground parking sensors. Motorists have five minutes grace time after they park to buy a ticket.

The Sheriff’s Office conducted a blitz in Clifton Hill last week, catching 98 people with a combined 1251 outstanding infringement warrants. The office set up the operation on the Hoddle Street and Heidelberg Road intersection as part of a crackdown to detect fine defaulters. The warrants were worth more than $388,000 combined. Sixteen drivers had their vehicles wheel-clamped for failing to pay fines.

Moreland solar inquiry Moreland council will investigate how many solar panels are needed to

generate energy for council facilities. New Greens councillor Samantha Ratnam called for a report into the council’s energy use, including how many photovoltaic panels would be needed for the council to generate its own power and whether the panels could be accommodated on the roofs of council buildings. Last week, Moreland councillors appointed AGL Sales as an electricity supplier to the council.

Ten people were arrested over alleged drug offences in the inner north last week as part of a police crackdown on drugs and street crimes. Operation Scado concentrated on Richmond, Collingwood and Fitzroy and was run alongside mounted branch, highway patrol and transit officers. Another 48 people were arrested, including five in relation to theft and burglary offences and 11 for assault, property damage and public order offences. Overall, police checked 575 people and searched 19 cars. Senior Sergeant Ciaran Boyle said police exercised a ‘‘zero tolerance’’ approach to crime in Yarra.

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Yarra City Council has prepared Amendment C163 to the Yarra Planning Scheme.

Yarra City Council’s website at www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/ Consultation

In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the Yarra City Council as planning authority to prepare the Amendment.

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It may not be the most dignified of looks, but NMIT student Peter Dimoski did it all for a good cause, taking part in a pieeating contest to help raise funds for Movember. He was one of several students taking part at the Preston campus event, eating family-sized apple pies topped with cream. The group raised $300, which took NMIT’s overall fund-raising efforts for Movember to $1250.

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He said a two-tier noise level policy should be created, allowing louder noise levels for ‘‘clusters’’. ‘‘It would allow entertainment areas to prosper,’’ he said. ‘‘Residents who move into established cultural clusters should expect a different level of amenity than if they lived in the ‘leafy’ suburbs.’’ Rachel Obradovic, spokeswoman for Consumer Affairs Minister Michael O’Brien, said matters related to noise were discussed at a recent roundtable discussion. ‘‘The Victorian Coalition government recognises the important social, economic and cultural contributions made by live music to our state,’’ Ms Obradovic said.

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Let’s hear it for Tim Man of the people, was he? Well, selectively. Former Darebin mayor Steven Tsitas had a closed-door policy when it came to this community paper. Despite our requests during his year in the top job for a sit-down chat, Cr Tsitas ducked each and every invitation. All hail new mayor Tim Laurence, who has brought back accountability and regular meetings with us. Applause, please.

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All over for Rover? A haunch of Fido? A leg of Lucky? Goldfish and chips? Guinea pig and leek sausage? The possibilities are as endless as they are disturbing. Before closing, this Thornbury pet store specialised in meats for our animal companions. We can only assume there was once a “T” and an “R” before the order to “EAT YOUR PETS TODAY!” Things don’t stay perfect, and this alteration was clearly no accident. Have you eaten Pickles? Email newsroom@fairfax.com.au.

The issue of boarding a plane can be a sensitive one for Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle. As well as passing through customs, our lord mayor must undergo a certain amount of media scrutiny. Cr Doyle took a stand against overseas junkets, but has changed his mind since becoming lord mayor. Recently he trumpeted the success of last year’s trip to Chinese sister city Tianjin. So the lord mayor was keen to point out – perhaps not entirely in jest – that should he succeed in his bid to join a network of international cities battling climate change called the C40 steering committee, the City of Melbourne would not cop a bill for any travel expenses incurred. A plane or two is entirely possible in fulfilling his C40 duties. We wish the lord mayor safe travels.

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THE Condello family is helping to keep tradition alive, reopening their shoe repair shop in the partially revamped Barkly Square last week. Condello’s Shoe Repairs is one of the Brunswick businesses reopening as part of the first stage of the $17 million Barkly Square overhaul. The redevelopment is slated for completion by April next year, while the square’s new fresh food market will be launched next month. It is the biggest refurbishment of the Sydney Road shopping centre since it was built in 1983. Angelo Condello opened the shoe repair store 29 years ago and his three children now work for the business. Daughter Angela Condello said history was important to her family, so they had ensured the reopened repair store featured old photographs of her father. “Some of our customers have been coming here since day one,” she said. Sydney Road Brunswick Associ-

The Barkly Square concept above, and Angelo Condello, his wife Maria and their children Angela, Greg and Carmel ation co-ordinator Claire Perry said she hoped the refurbishment would attract more people to the shopping strip. The expansion is also adding a JB Hi-Fi, 36 stores and an external dining precinct. Anchor tenants include Coles, Woolworths and Kmart.

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A CAMPAIGN to stop a proposed tollroad has backing from a transport user group and Yarra council. The council has called on residents and public transport users to lobby the state government and is flying banners on its three buildings to protest against the proposed east-west road link. The council launched the Trains not Tollroads campaign earlier this year, also supporting a train line to Doncaster as a way of reducing traffic. Mayor and long-time public transport advocate Jackie Fristacky said the campaign was back in full swing after last month’s election caretaker period. The Public Transport Users Association supports the campaign. President Tony Morton said local governments normally worked behind the scenes on these sorts of issues, and commended Yarra for publicly supporting more public transport options. ‘‘It’s really good to have a community-led campaign that’s demanding the government to listen to what will actually benefit residents,’’ he said. – Alana Schetzer

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TRAM and bus services would be increased in the inner-north if the Doncaster rail line was built, an expert report states. Tram routes 72 could be extended from Camberwell to Heidelberg via Yarra Flats Park and bus route 246 could be extended to Moonee Ponds to create an inner northern semiorbital route linking to the rail line at Victoria Park and North Richmond. Six Melbourne councils, including Yarra, commissioned the report by Western Australia’s Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute, RMIT and engineering company Arup. It recommended the “stopping all stations” concept – a partially tunnelled line from Doncaster Hill to the CBD via Kew and Richmond. However the report states the

Professor Terry Speed has been working in his field since before the name “bioinformatics” was coined to describe the job. The North Melbourne resident’s work analysing biological data last week won him the $50,000 Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in Life Sciences. Professor Speed heads up the bioinformatics division of Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. He said the amount of data collected by medical researchers was only continuing to grow and it was his role to help interpret the information. “It’s good to see my field recognised … what I do is not widely known and it’s not obvious that it is important,” he said.

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option was unlikely to be seen as value for money. No cost estimates were provided but researchers said the line could be partly funded by imposing extra taxes on properties whose values would rise because of the project. The Doncaster Rail Study, established last year, released three options: the stopping all stations concept, an express train line along the Eastern Freeway and a direct train from Doncaster Hill to Box Hill station. Yarra City Council announced in June it supports the express transit option which it states is the only option that would not duplicate existing public transport services. The state government is yet to announce which option it supports, or if it will commit to building a Doncaster train line. – with Kristian Silva

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BY ALANA SCHETZER MORE Yarra residents are using the Burnley Depot to recycle cardboard and paper following the closure of the Amcor site in Alphington. The council has increased the number of collections at the depot to cater for the demand. But reports of dumping at the Heidelberg Road facility have continued, with Alphington Paper Mill Action Group spokeswoman Melissa Thyer telling MTW she has seen cardboard dumped at the site. ‘‘It could be a bigger issue over the school holidays when there’s less surveillance,’’ she said. Before leaving the site at the end of last month, Amcor boarded up its recycling drop-off facility (pictured). There are security cameras in place. Cr Jackie Fristacky said the council received about one call a week reporting dumping. ‘‘When we are alerted to dumped materials, these are collected and taken to a recycling point,’’ she said.

‘‘Council also investigates all instances of dumped materials to try and ascertain the source of the rubbish.’’ The multi-national business announced in 2009 it would close the Alphington site in favour of relocating to Botany, in NSW. The future of the 16.5-hectare site has been hotly debated since, with an

environmentally-friendly housing and community development spruiked by Yarra city council. The site remains on the market. Amcor spokeswoman Ebony Kenny said residents had been given ample notice of the facility’s closurand the majority were using alternative arrangements.

BY KRISTIAN SILVA VICTORIA’S local government peak body has come under fire for refusing to support residential asbestos registers. On November 12, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) issued a statement on its website rejecting a recommendation by the Australian Asbestos Management Review that councils take a lead role in monitoring asbestos in homes. The association said the plan was not “appropriate or efficient” for councils. It was was responding to an August report in which the federal government-funded Australian Asbestos Management Review called on councils to identify asbestos in all houses built before 1987 that were up for sale or lease. It also recommended that councils carry out asbestos inspections before renovations and maintain their own asbestos databases, which could be

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used by tradesmen or prospective purchasers or leasees. “[Local government] is closest to on-the-ground activities and it would align with many of their existing activities,” the report stated. The review’s recommendations would eventually, if adopted, involve thousands of homes built with asbestos products. MAV president Bill McArthur said asbestos checks should be conducted by state governments. “They fail to consider cost impacts, constraints already affecting councils and how the proposals would be funded,” he said. But advocacy group AsbestosWise described the MAV stance as “a massive cop-out”. “The database would be useful to home owners, renters, tradies … anyone who’s going to cause dust from internal movement or renovation,’’ chief executive officer Wayne Bruton said.

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THE state government’s long-awaited environment policy has been labelled a ‘‘remarkably naive’’ document that fails to mention any targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The policy, which the government promised to release prior to the 2010 election, was quietly released on November 10. The document, ‘‘Environmental Partnerships’’, claims to be a ‘‘realistic and measured approach’’ to improving the health of the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay and managing the state’s parks and forests. Minister for Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith said the policy set a ‘‘clear pathway for action by government, community and businesses to work in partnership to maintain a healthy environment and lifestyle while securing a competitive economy’’.

Competition from cheap imports has forced the closure of a West Preston business. Strongbuilt Furniture will close next month after 64 years of trade. Owner Joe Lucente said it was a tough decision but inevitable, given the economic climate. He said recent roadworks, a need for renovations and high rent also played a part. ‘‘It’s emotional, but once I made the decision, that’s it,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s hard because this is like a community. It’s getting too difficult to make a profit. Not a lot of people want to pay for custommade product any more.’’ Strongbuilt will to make furniture wholesale on a reduced scale but the Regent Street shop closes on December 31.

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Friends of the Earth campaign director Cam Walker said he was shocked by its lack of detail and targets. ‘‘It’s big on rhetoric and it’s almost absent in terms of substance and it tells us nothing new,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s remarkably naive.’’ Environment Victoria chief executive Kelly O’Shanassy condemned the policy, saying the government was ignoring climate change. ‘‘It fails to address the big issue of our times, Ms O’Shanassy said. ‘‘This problem is going to continue to get worse and not better. I really think they need to shape up and address it properly.’’ Hitting back at the comments, James Martin, spokesman for Mr Smith, said last year’s federal laws on climate change, which includes the tax on greenhouse gas emissions, meant the issue was now largely in the jurisdiction of the federal government.

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They shone as beacons of inspiration at the London Paralympics, but what comes next for Australia’s elite disabled athletes? By Daniel Paproth and Stephen A Russell

ust three months ago, Australia’s elite disabled athletes were rubbing shoulders with rock stars and being treated like celebrities as the London Paralympics enjoyed unprecedented public attention. The Australian Paralympic team finished fifth on the world leaderboard, winning 85 medals – 32 gold, 23 silver and 30 bronze. The haul dwarfed that of the Olympic team’s total (35 medals) and quadrupled its gold tally (seven medals). But now, after basking in the warm glow of the world spotlight, they’ve come home to their everyday lives. When we meet, four members of the team have reconvened to talk about their experiences. Or at least, three of the athletes have made it – Ahmed Kelly is still struggling to get here, caught up somewhere in Melbourne’s morning traffic snarl. Wheelchair basketball star Dylan Alcott, 21, who was born with a spinal tumour, checks his watch repeatedly, knowing he’ll have to dash off soon to deliver one of his rousing motivational talks at nearby Etihad Stadium. Far from being annoyed, the consummate joker entertains us all with details of his post-Paralympics training regime. “I feel sorry for my liver,” he says, laughing. “I’ve been a full-time drinker for the last few weeks.” He says it is strange being back home after training for two consecutive Paralympic Games. “You put so much time and effort into it and then all of a sudden, with the click of your fingers, you’ve won a silver medal and what do you do now? I’m waking up every day and I have a free schedule and I have no idea what to do with my life.” Clutching the silver medal he secured in London, Alcott admits he had been hoping to retain the Rollers’ gold medal from Beijing, but the Australian team was pipped at the post by Canada. Still he’s hanging on to the afterglow of his newfound popularity, both on and off the court, by hanging out regularly with fellow Melbourne-based athletes. “It was like being a proper celebrity,” he says of his time in London. “People legitimately knew who you were, or they were interested to know. That stuff’s pretty unheard of at the Paralympics, so it was an awesome experience.” He was blown away by the scale of the Paralympics closing ceremony, too. “We had Jay-Z, Rihanna and Coldplay,” he

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Swimmer Ahmed Kelly is eager to promote Paralympians

marvels. “I was getting a bit excited when I saw Rihanna because I’ve got the biggest crush on her. I was about five metres away, I was about to throw myself at her, metal and all.” A charismatic presence with a cheeky glint in his eye, Alcott’s not sure if he’s headed to Rio in 2016, but he’s already working the rounds as a motivational speaker, and is shooting for a career in television. “If there’s a 12-year-old kid sitting at home, having a sh*t time at school and he puts on The Project and there’s a guy in a wheelchair not talking about being in a wheelchair, I reckon that would change how we are perceived in the community.” If he doesn’t compete at Rio, Alcott at least hopes to be reporting from there. And he’d like to see some big sponsorship money heading the athletes’ way. “Unfortunately we don’t get the same amount of money as our able-bodied counterparts, but by 2020 I imagine it will pretty much be a full-time professional gig,” he says. “If we keep building on what happened in London, it’s only going to get better and better.” Katy Parrish, 21, who has cerebral palsy, competed in track and field events in London. Despite missing out on medals, the positive experience of competing at two consecutive Paralympic Games inspires her to push harder as she prepares for a third assault, at Rio 2016. After much-needed downtime immediately following the Games, she’s back at training and has her sights set on the 2013 International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships in Lyon, France, and Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games in 2014. “I’ve had a good break, and now I’m just basically getting back into things, trying to get back to reality, get a job and decide if I want to go to uni,” she says. Parrish was 17 when she competed in Beijing, and noticed a huge improvement in public perception in London. She hopes that recognition will continue to improve. “Usually a year around the Paralympics is when everyone wants to know us,” she says. “In between, you wouldn’t know who we were walking down the street.

Gold-medal cyclist Carol Cooke is a motivational speaker

Basketballer Dylan Alcott has his sights on a reporting career

We’re just a disabled person walking or rolling around. “In London, it was definitely a more emotional Games, and the Brits loved us. A lot of people came to see us as athletes – not the guy with one leg running, or the blind people.” Parrish has no shortage of ambition. “It’s definitely harder for us, but that makes it more fun because we feel like we’ve achieved more,” she says. “Olympians overcome injuries, but we overcome life injuries. It is tough, but that’s why we’re so much more passionate.” Carol Cooke, 51, brought home a gold medal in cycling, beating 13 men and four women in the process. Her success was the realisation of a 32-year dream. Born in Toronto, Canada, Cooke was set to represent her country in swimming at the Moscow Olympics in 1980 until the team boycotted the Games to protest against the 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. She moved to Australia in 1995 and was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1998. A doctor told her to return home and “get her affairs in order” before she became confined to a wheelchair. Undeterred, she pursued rowing and just missed out on the Beijing Paralympics in 2008. But it was in road cycling that she finally achieved her dream, winning gold in the mixed T1-2 time-trial event in London. Like Alcott, she has been delivering motivational speeches since returning from London. “I ask people if they consider this gold medal to be success,” she says, holding hers aloft. “They all say ‘Yeah’ but I tell them, ‘No, the gold medal isn’t success; it’s the icing on the cake’. For me, the success was the fact that I made it to London after so long.” Cooke noticed the positive reception as soon as she touched down in London, where the billboards featured Paralympic athletes. “The Olympic ones had all been taken down; it was all about the Paralympics,” she says. She hopes the games will leave an enduring legacy. “There are very few elite athletes with a disability who have any kind of sponsorship,” she says. “Let’s hope it changes, because we’re not just a bunch of poor disabled

athletes going out to try their hand at something. We all work pretty damn hard to get to where we are.” While there appeared to be disharmony among some Aussie Olympians in London, the camaraderie among Paralympians was striking. “It didn’t matter where you finished, everyone congratulated everybody on a job well done,’’ says Cooke. ‘‘I thought I knew what disability was all about before I went over there, but I had no idea.” Cooke’s reminiscences are cut short as Ahmed Kelly rushes in, an exuberant bundle of energy. Born without arms or legs, he spent his first seven years in a Baghdad orphanage before he and his brother, Emmanuel, were adopted by Moira Kelly of the Children First Foundation in 1998. In London he competed in the final of the men’s 50-metre SB3 breaststroke and finished fourth. Unlike many Paralympian athletes, Kelly, 20, has already secured the support of high-profile sponsors, including Qantas and Samsung, the significance of which is not lost on him. “To have them on board, representing themselves through a Paralympian, is just amazing,” he says. London was his first attempt at the Paralympics, and it’s taken him a while to settle back into everyday life afterwards. He’s finishing off his year 12 studies, having taken an extended break for the Paralympics. Like Alcott, he’s been tickled by the idea of a career in journalism. “The ABC did a really good job covering the games; the next goal is to allow the Australian public to see the Paralympians in trials,” he says. “Yes, it’s good to watch the Paralympics, but that’s once every four years. Now let’s try and follow them throughout. If I can help promote Paralympic sport in any way, I will do my best.” London was his biggest challenge to date, but there’s more to come. “The fact that I made it just shows what hard work, determination and focus can really do,” he says. “I’ve been blessed with wonderful opportunities and I’ve really embraced them. “Mum’s a doer, she doesn’t say no to anything. She’s always out there trying to help society as much as she can. You can’t help but learn from that sort of value.’’ ■

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PROFILE LUCY DI PAOLO

Shaun as a HeartKids ambassador in 2010

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Cameron Miller keeps son Shaun’s memory alive in ink

Mourners at Shaun’s funeral in May, 2012

His final goodbye Cameron Miller hopes his son Shaun’s battle with heart disease will inspire others. By Sarah Moore

ameron Miller pulls himself forward out of the soft, yellow leather sofa in his sparsely furnished Richmond apartment and rolls up the right sleeve of his black T-shirt. “I lost my best mate as well as my son,” he says looking through heavy eyes at the tattoo of his son Shaun etched onto his upper arm. Although Miller only moved in a couple of days earlier, his new home is already furnished with memories of Shaun – the yellow couch where he would stretch out to play his beloved Xbox, a pair of boxing gloves signed by Garth Wood, framed photographs of Shaun – a Father’s Day present –and a photo board of Shaun both at home and in hospital, embellished with the Bombers’ colours. When Cameron told Shaun he was going to get the tattoo, he made his dad promise he wouldn’t make him look like a “Cabbage Patch kid”. The tattoo shows a good likeness of the young man whose positive outlook and

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unwavering sense of humour captured the world’s attention when his video, My Final Goodbye, meant only for his Facebook friends, was accidentally posted on YouTube. Shaun lost his battle with heart disease when his body rejected a second heart transplant in May but his legacy will live on in his book An Awesome Ride. The book is a candid, personal account of his turbulent life, not only chronicling his ongoing health problems, but his family issues as well – Shaun had become estranged from his mother and took out a restraining order on his stepfather at the age of 13. “He doesn’t hold back,” says Cameron, who took over the custody of Shaun. Shaun was halfway through writing his life story when he passed away, leaving Cameron to ensure his story was published and his “stay positive” mantra was shared. “I didn’t really want to do it, but I just had to,” Cameron says of talking to the media

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about the book. But taking his son’s advice to “live life to the fullest,” he is prepared to brave the media circus and promote his son’s book. “I’m very proud of him and I’m hoping the book will inspire other people. “Shaun just wanted his Facebook friends to know his story – we weren’t expecting the whole world to pay attention.” Physically burnt out from daily 16-hour stints bedside at the Royal Children’s Hospital, Cameron fell into a deep depression and wouldn’t leave the house after his son died while holding his hand. “My life just stopped, just completely stopped,” he says, sighing heavily. Turning to comfort eating, Cameron put on 20 kilos and also suffered nightmares and flashbacks. Having moved from Mill Park to Richmond, Cameron has now started to piece his life back together and is starting to think about what the future might hold. He’s dabbled in the film

industry but has been thinking about going into real estate. Even when he was close to dying Shaun was still giving advice to others. “He said to me, ‘Dad it’s about time you started living your life,’” Cameron says. “My employment history is very bumpy and Shaun used to blame himself,” he says. “But they’re the sacrifices you have to make as a father.” Cameron shares many stories about his son, often stopping to show pictures on his mobile phone. The love is palpable. “I’d do his hair every day,” Cameron tells me. “It’s just something I’ve always done.” “And when I got this tattoo – guess what hurt the most?” he asks smiling. “The hair!” ■ Miller will launch An Awesome Ride at The Shaun Miller Tribute Concert, December 2, at the Kingston City Hall, 979 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin. Details: visit kingstonarts.com.au.


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There’s a passion for precision at this import, writes Kendall Hill he burning question is, since when did Melbourne become a third-fiddle food city? It’s a question raised by the belated arrival Yarra-side of Shaun Presland’s mod-Japanese franchise Saké, which debuted in Sydney in 2009, branched out to Brisbane and, about a month ago, finally opened at the revamped Hamer Hall. Presland is a seriously good chef, who distinguished himself in Sydney by creating the harbour city’s finest raw bar at Sushi-e in The Establishment Hotel. He then did a stint at Nobu in the Bahamas (how nice) before signing on as executive chef at Saké. There’s more than a hint of Nobu here at Saké Melbourne, from the chorused “Irasshaimase!” on entry to deja vu menu dishes such as kingfish jalapeno (cf. Nobu’s yellowtail), sashimi tacos and beef tataki with garlic chips. But even while Saké can sometimes feel like Nobu Melbourne Mark II, I much prefer the space here than the one down the river at the casino. Set over two floors riverside, Saké’s sharp lines of polished concrete and glossy timbers are softened by cut orchids, kitchen shelving stacked with warm ceramics and a sculptural cherry tree

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festooned with bud-light blossoms. We take our seats in a slatted, izakaya-style booth. We can’t see the tops of the skyscrapers, just a wall of glittering lights. It’s quite striking. Another Nobu alumnus, Singaporean Rose Ang, is running the kitchen and obviously shares Presland’s passion for precision in taste and plating. Even a simple bowl of edamame is a study in the freshest, greenest soybean pods, lightly dusted with sea salt. They’re followed smartly by a sashimi of kingfish lightly cured in yuzu (citrus) soy, with the kick of jalapeno and the zing of coriander. It’s mouth-jinglingly good, but soon eclipsed by a plate of white soy snapper. The diaphanous, pink-edged flesh is seasoned with yuzu and white soy, nutty sesame seeds and chopped chives. This is almost faultless fish. Tonkatsu pork is a weak link in the line-up. Four nuggets of panko-crusted pork belly and spring onion sit in lettuce cups smeared with mustard miso and barbecue sauce. The minced pork texture is pappy and the sauces seem cloying after our elegant starters. Grainfed wagyu teriyaki has a marble score of 7+ (I’m sure this means something to someone)

and arrives lightly seared at the edges and shiny with sweet soy marinade. A bed of buckwheat, shiitake and soybeans amps up the savoury scale and does pleasant things texture-wise. As with all the dishes, it comes on a beautiful glazed earthenware plate – like something out of Eltham circa 1975, when the hippies were at the height of their pottery powers. It’s great drinking food, and Saké does an excellent line in drinks. The booze list features top-shelf spirits and a comforting selection of decent, mostly Australian wines. There’s even a saké sommelier who proves blindingly knowledgeable about the rice wine selection. He’s like the Rain Man of saké. If only all the staff were as sharp. For sweets we pick something called bubblemilk tea, a bland muddle of tapioca, Chantilly cream and pistachio crumbs that will do nothing to dissuade Western palates that Japanese desserts, even contemporary ones, can be a bit average. You might be better off summoning Saké Guy for another shot of seishu. ■

Decent obsession Ben Thomas goes in search of pinot perfection

Drink this ou need three things to make great pinot noir – a vineyard planted in a marginal climate, meticulous management of that vineyard and an obsessive nature. A self-confessed pinot noir obsessive, Curly Flat’s Phillip Moraghan believes the best wines come from areas with a climate that’s just warm enough to ripen the grapes. For pinot noir, it’s Burgundy in France and, closer to home, Victoria’s Macedon Ranges. “It doesn’t matter what you’re growing, you need to grow the grapes in an area that’s in the margins,” he says. After a searching for a year to find the right site close to Melbourne, Moraghan settled near Lancefield in the Macedon Ranges and planted the first vines in 1991. His Curly Flat wines, including a pinot noir, are now considered to be in the top echelon of Australian wine. “Pinot noir is very fussy about where it wants to grow and I came to the conclusion that I wanted somewhere that made pinot but couldn’t ripen shiraz. I came through here and liked what I saw,” he says. Macedon’s cool climate means grapes ripen

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with a high volume of natural acid, helping to balance out the fruit flavours and create tension on the palate. “I find with pinot in particular, in the new world it tends to be either a simple fruit bomb or a dry red wine – there’s not too many people getting into that middle ground that I see in Burgundy. [Macedon] Pinot’s got a certain prettiness about it, but it’s also got power. It’s very much about the earth and ripe herbal notes. For Moraghan, management of the vineyard and caring for the vines is key to producing top pinot noir. “Making great wine is really simple: it’s about the vineyard and respecting the vineyard,” Moraghan says. He moved to biodynamic farming principles a few years ago and says the removal of chemicals made a significant change to the quality of his grapes. To most pinot noir lovers, the wines of its ancestral home in Burgundy, France, represent wine’s holy grail. Its pinot noir is a source of inspiration for every Australian pinot producer, as well as drinkers, and many winemakers

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work vintages in France as part of their pursuit to understand the grape. Moraghan is quick to point out that he is not trying to make Burgundy, but he is driven by a pursuit to make the best wine possible. “I’ll never make the wine I want to produce, but I’ll have fun trying to get there.” ■ To read more reviews, visit theweeklyreview.com.au/wine.

Macedon Budburst weekend The best way to get to know a wine region is to visit, taste at cellar doors and get a feel for the landscape. Many of Macedon’s wines are made in small quantities and are found only in local pubs and wine shops. If this isn’t enough to get you into the car, the region’s Budburst Wine and Food Festival may just be the catalyst need. More than 20 wineries are opening their doors this weekend, and in some cases their kitchens, with a series of tastings, dinners and degustations. Details: visit budburst.com.

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&B artist Frank Ocean (pictured) caused a stir a few months ago when he outed himself as bisexual before releasing his superb debut album Channel Orange. Despite often using vivid sexual imagery, American urban music tends to be extraordinarily conservative when it comes to issues of sexuality. The popular phrase “no homo” is testament to this – allowing male hip hop artists to toy with extravagance while firmly rejecting any gay connotations. Thankfully, a new wave of artists is challenging the relentless macho posturing and misogyny that have long characterised rap and hip hop. A few months ago, rapper Khalif Diouf (aka Le1f) released Dark York, a 21-track mixtape that feels genuinely progressive. The

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beats-heavy collection (free to download from Le1f’s website) fuses edgy electronica to Diouf’s rapid-fire, near-unintelligible rapping. Murky and slightly sinister, it’s as mystifying as it is exciting. Still, it’s Diouf’s confident expression of his sexuality – mocking “straight rappers” as inferior – that marks the release as something new. The video for standout track Wut, with its playful horn percussion and bouncy vocal line, has Diouf dancing provocatively with a man wearing nothing but a Pokemon mask. Le1f also guests on this month’s release from transgender artist Mykki Blanco, the female persona of performer Michael David Quattlebaum jnr. As with Le1f’s work, Cosmic Angel: The Illuminati Prince/ss (also free to download) is rife with experimentation. There are elements of drum and bass, pop and psychedelica beneath flamboyant raps about hitchhiking priestesses and Betty Rubble. It’s not as moody or, indeed, as impressive as Dark York, but it’s just as ambitious and even more determined to appear transgressive.

’ve somehow managed to hitherto avoid Glee, but this week’s Grease special seemed a good occasion to take a trial session. I’m not sure I’ll be back next week, but can now understand why it has so many dedicated fans. This is a show that is all about the fan experience. Its cast exists to cosplay pop favourites – Madonna, West Side Story, Grease. Characters work through personal issues in the context of songs they’re rehearsing, as if something is meaningful only when experienced through the prism of pop culture. Maybe this is taking the show too seriously. Certainly, Glee delights in being ridiculous, with an approach to realism that makes The Bold and The Beautiful seem like Redfern Now. But there’s something uncomfortable about seeing pop culture recycle itself so selfconsciously. The first time it’s creativity, the second time mediocrity. Glee, Channel Ten, Wednesday, November 28, 8.30pm.

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Set in 1991 – which isn’t immediately spelled out, leading the audience to wonder how these teenagers have even heard of a “mixtape” – Perks is fairly formulaic teen fare. It only really trips up when it strives to be different. We know Sam is edgy because she listens to The Smiths and loves The Rocky Horror Picture Show (that’s what “deep” teens are always into, after all). And yet we’re supposed to believe neither she nor any of her gang has ever heard of David Bowie. Miller is a standout as Patrick, but only if

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you can forget his recent turn as the eponymous psycho in We Need To Talk About Kevin. Otherwise, it’s difficult to read that mad, camp gleam in his eye as being innocent of murderous intent. Former wooden wizardess Watson is better than might be expected, generating just enough human warmth for us to believe Charlie might fall under her spell. Perks, skating around its darker elements, is too cute to ever be confronting. Nonetheless, it’s an engaging, entertaining slice of softcore adolescence.

pera Australia’s take on Richard Strauss’ femme fatale arrives in Melbourne this week on the back of an acclaimed Sydney season. Gale Edwards, responsible for 2011’s La Boheme, brings a sensationalised, gaudy and very gory sensibility to this grim tale of the morally bankrupt teenage siren. Soprano Cheryl Barker revives a role she first played for London’s English National Opera.

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ROD EASDOWN BEHIND THE WHEEL ere’s something new. A dash button with little trees. Press it and you’re told that “forest’’ is on. It turns out to be an air filtration system that, if you go by the media release, beautifies the breezes and prevents unwelcome odours. I didn’t notice anything different but I’m a big, boofy, insensitive bloke. Welcome to the new Infiniti M35h, where “h’’ stands for hybrid. Infiniti is to Nissan what Lexus is to Toyota and it’s been around for just as long. Just not in Australia. Nissan had a go at it here back when Lexus was launched in 1990 but the buyers

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stayed away in droves. Now Infiniti is back in Australia as part of a worldwide push to establish the brand in markets other than the United States. In launching Lexus, Toyota executed a tightly focused and expensive plan to protect resale values and promote the brand, and it has certainly paid off. It remains to be seen if Nissan has the same wherewithal. As for the product itself, well it’s a ripper. The hybrid is the most expensive sedan (conventional models start around $95,000; expensive against the Lexus IS350) and it’s also the quickest. Flatten it and the electric motor surges in with the V6 to provide a mighty heft, but you must have the gears in manual mode to avoid shift hesitation. Do things right and this is a surprisingly quick and most satisfying drive, and reardrive only adds to the charm. The trick is, it’s also economical. Talk about guilt-free fun. And there’s lots of room and lots of equipment.

INFINITI M35h What is it? Nissan’s answer to Lexus What’s in it? A hybrid 225-kilowatt 3.5-litre V6 that rises to 268 kilowatts when the electric motor cuts in, with a seven-speed auto. Is it thirsty? I used 9.5 litres per 100 km in the city, 7 in the country. The official combined figure is 6.9. Drive away $110,170 Thumbs up A highly enjoyable drive, a heap of equipment and it’s new and different. Thumbs down Colour range is boring, a horrible foot-operated park brake, and the boot’s small.

The front seats can be cooled as well as heated and there’s adaptive cruise control, collision warning, lane departure and a key that remembers your seat settings. There’s also good audio with a couple of tweeters in the seat tops immediately aft of the driver and front seat passenger. But music coming from behind troubles me – when was the last time you sat with your back to the orchestra? The big question people ask of the Infiniti is obvious: is it as good as a Lexus? Yes it is and the bonus is that it’s fun and far removed from Lexus blandness. But it ain’t cheap and resale values are a big unknown. ■

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PROPERTYOFTHEWEEK

Federation fair After more than a century, this grand property’s still got it

KAY KEIGHERY PROPERTY WRITER istory and mystery shroud this one-off property. The word on the street (McKean, that is, a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Gardens and one block back from the Queens Road shopping strip) has it that the Federation residence was built by a rich merchant around 1908. Nebulous origins aside, it’s easy to see that the place offers a super-solid structure and (appropriate, considering the period of

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inception) showcases an interior of beauty rich and rare. After the Second World War, the house served as a refuge for Jewish women. Following that it was divided in to three flats, and then converted back to a single dwelling. When Noleen Glavish and her husband bought the place in 1995 it was a shadow of its hey-day self. The backyard had a base of cracked asphalt, all lights were without fittings and all windows bare of drapery. A godsend, considering various property uses; most fixtures remained untarnished, including the magnificent over-mantels in the two front rooms. The glazed hexagonal dome over the staircase is another fine original feature. “I lived nearby and was looking for something bigger. When this place came up I was delighted. I loved all the off-kilter Federation touches and it felt like a witch’s

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house, in a good way. It certainly needed TLC, and don’t even ask about the money,” says Noleen. Rolling sleeves up, the Glavishs took on major renovations. The floor plan was adjusted to suit their lifestyle. Though dark red bricks see it in keeping with the main building, the double garage and loft apartment were built from the ground up where the stables previously stood. Ground level is made up of lounge and dining rooms linked by grand folding doors, a study, a bathroom and a kitchen that opens to the family and meals areas. The second storey adds a family bathroom and three bedrooms, including the main suite. Owing to the front turret, the lounge room has a circular chamber glazed all round to garden outlooks. There’s another in the family area. Noleen commissioned an artisan to make

the reproduction gaslight fittings. Dado in the hallway and beside the staircase has been carefully restored. The main bedroom is at the front of the second storey and opens to the front balcony through French doors. A flow-through chamber introduces the en suite; the walk-in wardrobe has another set of doors to the balcony. As it’s above the lounge room, it has a splendid circular bay window area. Between the residence and the double garage with loft is a private courtyard garden. The elephant-trunked fig tree was rescued by the Glavishs and has flourished under their care. The garage is big enough for two Land Cruisers and the loft studio, with peaked ceiling and skylight, is where Noleen does her picture framing. A bedroom and bathroom here means the space is effectively a self-contained apartment. ■


238 MCKEAN STREET. FITZROY NORTH BEDROOMS Five BATHROOMS Four LIVING Lounge room, open-plan kitchen, meals and family area THE REST Grand Federation house, established gardens, verandah, foyer, dining room, study, European laundry, storage, period detail, repro antique fittings, fireplaces, Baltic pine floorboards, hydronic heating, ducted cooling, contemporary appliances, spa, double garage with loft studio apartment PRICE $3 million plus FORTHCOMING AUCTION AGENT Collins Simms Clifton Hill, call 9488 0688 Property of the week is a review of a property visited by a journalist. Agents’ Choice and Places We Love are real estate promotions based on information supplied by real estate agents.

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SPACIOUS HOME ON CORNER BLOCK

Fitzroy North 28 MILLER STREET “CREATE YOUR OWN LIFESTYLE”

This Double fronted un-renovated brick home allows you to move in now with enormous potential to further improve in this highly sought location. Comprising 3 good size bedrooms separate living room plus spacious open plan kitchen meals area adjoining bathroom and laundry leading to large rear garden with studio/workshop at rear with excellent R.O.W. Minutes from shops, transport, schools, parks and gardens and all the benefits from this great inner city location. Auction: Inspect: Contact:

This Saturday 1st Dec at 12.00 pm Saturday 11:30-12:00pm Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Alex Djorgonoski 0411 701 122

Brunswick 9387 0966

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MORLEYS

* 3 Bedrooms * Open Plan Kitchen Meals * Formal Lounge * Double Garage * Separate Dinning * Land 620 sqm app. * Possible Re Development Site (STCA) www.mpcmoss.com.au Level 1/429 Bridge Rd, Richmond Vic 3121 ph. 9429 4800

James Moss 0418 311 626 George Moss 0418 311 969

W.B. Simpson & Son

13 Dally Street Northcote

138 – 150 RATHDOWNE STREET, CARLTON CORNER THE MARKET WITH ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES

VICTORIAN BEAUTY

Exhibiting an abundance of character & period detailing, this single fronted double brick Victorian provides a low maint lifestyle & a location to die for. Compr arched ent hllwy, 2 dbl bdrms – 1 w OFP & 1 w BIRs, o/p lounge/dining w dbl French doors leading to paved alfresco dining & crtyrd, sep kitch packed w storage, central tiled bthrm, lndry & LUG. Feat include pine flrbrds, rosettes, led light windows & lights, air con, ducted heat, shed, alarm & ROW at rear. Mins to Northcote Plaza, High Street, All Nations Park & pub trnsprt. LAND 242 SQM Auction Saturday 8th December 11.00am Ebony White 0413 390 784 ebony@morleys.com.au

9531 1271

Matthew Morley 0418 314 621 matthew@morleys.com.au

www.morleys.com.au 103 Brighton Road, Elwood

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Vacant site of 708sqm (approx.) on the edge of the CBD Two street frontages, Zoned Business 1 Ideal flexible development site (STCA), with current plans and permits available One of the last vacant sites in fast growing Carlton www.138-150rathdownestreetcarlton.com Auction:

Friday 30th November @ 12.00pm

Contact:

Syd Sherrin 0418 530 452 Tim Maher 0414 212 290

Agent In Conjunction: Woodards 393 Rathdowne Street, Carlton Vince Sinni 0438 077 710

www.wbsimpson.com.au www.wbsimpson.mobi 30 Errol Street, North Melbourne Phone: 9328 1213


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Hidden treasure in Brunswick idden behind a hedge is this three-bedroom, two-storey Edwardian house in Brunswick. The front living room opens to a verandah, which overlooks the front yard and street. A study with built-in desk, two bedrooms and the main bathroom complete the front end of the ground level. The kitchen, living and dining room is extended to the rear courtyard and outdoor dining area by sliding doors. Upstairs, the main bedroom claims the entire floor with walk-in wardrobes, an en suite, an accompanying studio and private verandah. From top to bottom and front to back, the designers have used windows and doors to add splashes of green to the interior colour scheme. The timber cabinets and floors bridge the contrasting elements seamlessly.

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15 MILLWARD STREET, BRUNSWICK BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS Two LIVING Living, living-dining THE REST Modern kitchen, polished floorboards, studio, study or fourth bedroom, verandah, balcony, double garage, carport, loft storage, established gardens, PRICE $1 million - $1.1 million AUCTION December 1 at 12.30pm AGENT Nelson Alexander Brunswick, call 9388 0088

Inner-city sanctuary with artist’s studio n a peaceful inner-city street, with unobstructed views of historic Edinburgh Gardens, stands this breathtaking double-fronted Victorian home. Two spacious front bedrooms overlook a beautifully landscaped garden, which draws tastefully from a restricted palette of bronze, purple and orange. The first boasts a walk-in wardrobe and en suite, the second, floor-to-ceiling built-in robes. Baltic pine floorboards lead to two further bedrooms. These also have calming garden views. A stunning fireplace is proudly positioned within the two-room living area, which opens onto a sun-drenched atrium. Beyond, an alfresco patio is perfect for entertaining. Smeg and Miele appliances are integrated into a fantastic kitchen and meals area with travertine benchtops and tiles, where a butler’s pantry leads onto another sculptured (largely edible) rear garden. An expansive artist’s studio, with own bathroom, could easily be converted into a self-contained apartment.

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BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS Three LIVING Living, formal living, family THE REST Fifth bedroom or studio, conservatory dining room, retreat, polished floorboards, lock-up storeroom. alarm, landscaped gardens PRICE $2.2 million plus AUCTION December 8 at 4.30pm AGENT Collins Simms, 9488 0688

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AGENTS’CHOICE ●

42 ROSS STREET, NORTHCOTE BEDROOMS Two BATHROOMS One LIVING Open living and dining THE REST Modernised period terrace, arched hallway, stone kitchen with Miele appliances, European laundry, timber floorboards, ducted heating, airconditioning, landscaped gardens, close to Merri Creek and Westgarth Village PRICE $720,000 plus AUCTION December 8 at 10.30am AGENT Collins Simms Clifton Hill, call 9488 0688

1 STUDLEY ROAD, IVANHOE 16 UNION STREET, PRESTON WEST BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS Two LIVING Separate living and dining THE REST Entrance hall, open plan kitchen, separate laundry, built-in wardrobes, polished timber floorboards, high ceilings, stone fireplace, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, north-facing backyard, off-street parking PRICE $700,000-$770,000 AUCTION December 1 at 1pm AGENT Barry Plant Preston, call 9478 6344

BEDROOMS Five BATHROOMS Three LIVING Formal and informal living THE REST Double-storey Edwardian, large kitchen with a meals area, fitted study, kitchenette, fireplaces, high ceilings, leadlights, built-in wardrobes, heating and cooling, fenced in-ground pool, garage, minutes from parkland and transport PRICE $1.5 million plus AUCTION December 1 at 3pm AGENT Miles Real Estate, call 9497 3222

73 MOOR STREET, FITZROY

34 FENWICK STREET, THORNBURY

BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS One LIVING Separate lounge and dining THE REST Historic terrace circa 1870, spacious kitchen, bathroom with a clawfoot bath, baltic pine floorboards, marble fireplaces, high ceilings, hydronic heating, north-facing courtyard, right-of-way access, ideal for restoration PRICE $800,000-$850,000 AUCTION December 1 at 11am AGENT Jellis Craig Clifton Hill, call 9481 6800

BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS One LIVING Separate living and dining areas THE REST 1920s residence, kitchen with a meals area, study or fourth bedroom, spa bathroom, polished floorboards, high ceilings, reverse-cycle airconditioning, covered deck, deep backyard, right-ofway access PRICE $690,000-$760,000 AUCTION December 1 at 1pm AGENT Hocking Stuart Northcote, call 8481 1900

78 GILLIES STREET, FAIRFIELD

14 BOURKE STREET, BRUNSWICK

BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS One LIVING Adjoining living and dining THE REST Converted shopfront, central hallway, renovated kitchen with stone benchtops and European appliances, modern bathroom, laundry, fireplaces, timber floors, private garden, rear courtyard, off-street parking PRICE $810,000-$890,000 AUCTION December 1 at 2pm AGENT Nelson Alexander Northcote, call 9486 1800

BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS One LIVING Central lounge THE REST Renovated and extended Victorian, modernised kitchen, meals area, new bathroom, European laundry, built-in wardrobes, paved courtyard, car access via rear right-of-way, close to Sydney Road and Lygon Street PRICE $620,000-$680,000 AUCTION December 8 at 11am AGENT Hocking Stuart Brunswick, call 9388 5200 November 28, 2012 MELBOURNE TIMES WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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PRESTON 340 Plenty Road Prime Development Site Ready To Go! This high exposure development site (674m2 approx) with 20.12m wide frontage has a permit and endorsed plans for 25 apartments, consisting of 22 x 1 bedroom, and 3 x 2 bedrooms. Zoned Residential 1. A superb location, close to High Street shopping strip, Preston Market, public transport options and schools.

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Thursday 13th December at 1.00pm

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By appointment

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Mark Forytarz 0407 766 308

Agents in conjunction

Level 2, 108 Toorak Road, South Yarra Telephone 9827 1177 castrangilbert.com.au

PRESTON 1/444 Plenty Road

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Try Something New A brand new lifestyle awaits first homebuyers, busy professionals and astute investors looking for something new with a sense of style. In a boutique group of 4, it boasts 2 bedrooms & 2-way trendy bathroom on the ground level, fabulous upstairs open living/dining and modern stainless steel kitchen, opening to sizable balcony, powder room and secure carport via ROW. Get ready to get on with enjoyable living with tram at your doorstep and Agents in conjunction Northland, Preston Market and cosmopolitan High Street, just moments away. 9460 6511

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Private Sale Inspect

Wednesday 4.00-4.30pm & Saturday 11.00-11.30am

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 Aldo Verga 0412 357 696 Arthur Torpatzis 0419 353 440

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PRESTON 189 Dundas Street

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Centrally Positioned Trendy Town Apartment

Refreshed solid brick period home with scope to enhance, close to Northland Shopping Centre, High Street, Preston Market, schools and transport. Features period detailing, lounge, dining, 3 bedrooms, tidy kitchen and bathroom, external laundry with second shower and toilet, and a single lock-up garage.

Stylish and totally secure trendy 2-storey pad with open living space, stainless steel kitchen, balcony, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, powder room, study area, Euro laundry, reverse cycle air conditioner, intercom and secure under cover parking. Footsteps to Regent Street shops, transport and park.

Auction

This Saturday 1st December at 11.00am

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 10.30-11.00am

Inspect

Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm & Saturday 2.30-3.00pm

Contact

Aldo Verga 0412 357 696 or Mario Butera 0412 380 400

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Mario Butera 0412 380 400 or Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

THORNBURY 197 Miller Street

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Step inside the home and discover immaculate appealing interiors with some period Immaculate solid brick classic in a premier location, strolling distance to High Street’s detailing and scope for future enhancement. A great first home or investment offering shops, cafés and transport, schools and parklands. Features fireside lounge, refreshed 3 bedrooms, 2 living areas, open fireplace, bright kitchen, spa bathroom, low maintenance kitchen and bathroom, 3 bedrooms, rear ROW to single garage. yard and a double garage. Short walk to shops, transport and Merri Creek Trail. Auction

This Saturday 1st December at 1.00pm

Auction

Inspect

Wednesday 4.30-5.00pm & Saturday 12.30-1.00pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7.00pm & Saturday 3.30-4.00pm

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 or Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

Contact

Mario Butera 0412 380 400 or Aldo Verga 0412 357 696

9480 1277 764-766 High Street, Thornbury

Saturday 8th December at 11.00am

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FITZROY NORTH 68 Freeman Street A secluded inner city sanctuary with parkland views directly into the historic Edinburgh Gardens, this idyllic double fronted Victorian embodies versatile living near Queens Parade and Brunswick Street, schools and trams. The 508m2 allotment (approx.) with landscaped front and rear gardens is a beautiful and secure setting for a delightful indoor/outdoor lifestyle. A flexible floorplan includes 4 bedrooms (main with walk-in robe and ensuite), family bathroom, separate sunny artist’s studio with bathroom (possible office or apartment), elegant kitchen/family room with Smeg/Miele appliances and travertine benchtops and floors, spacious 2 room living area (open fireplace), conservatory dining to alfresco patio, and remote control rear access. Also offers hydronic heating, air con, fans, monitored alarm, drip watering, Baltic pine floors and lock up storeroom. Auction

Saturday 8th December at 4.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 12-12.30pm Saturday 3.45-4.30pm, Tuesday 6-6.30pm

Contact

Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

Web

www.68freemanstreetfitzroynorth.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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FITZROY NORTH 840 Brunswick Street North An outstanding renovation and extension allowing for up to 4 large bedrooms sets this excellent 2 level terrace apart in a quiet community minded village location. Opening to a Lachie Anderson oasis with decking and ROW, a contemporary living/dining zone includes inspirational Ilve kitchen with wine fridge. Offers 2 upstairs bedrooms (or main with ensuite and retreat/lounge), family bathroom, separate laundry, smart storage, heating/cooling. Walk to Piedmonte’s, cafés, trams, trails and Edinburgh Gardens. Auction

Saturday 15th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 6.15-6.45pm Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Gary Fitzpatrick 0437 920 972

Web

www.840brunswickstreetnorthfitzroynorth.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

COLLINS SIMMS Part of the Marshall White Group

CLIFTON HILL 36 Dwyer Street The picturesque profile of this delightful 3 bedroom Victorian reflects a beautifully renovated interior flowing to a sun filled courtyard garden. An exceptional ‘no through’ wide street village setting and potential off street parking complements living and dining area, stunning Miele kitchen, clawfoot bathroom, laundry, central heating, air conditioning, open/ gas fireplaces, alarm, attic storage and bifold doors. Stroll to parklands, trails, train station, schools, shops and cafés.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 12.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 6.30-7pm Saturday 9.45-10.15am

Contact

Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

Web

www.36dwyerstreetcliftonhill.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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ALPHINGTON 3 Como Street Landmark corner of Como and Constance streets, build your dream home or redevelop (STCA) on this large 809sqm (approx) allotment with potential tree top vistas. The existing 9 room unrenovated residence including 3 room bungalow is immediately livable. A double carport and established garden complete the package of this outstanding opportunity.

Auction

Saturday 15th December at 2.30pm

Inspect

Thursday 1-1.30pm Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Gary Fitzpatrick 0437 920 972

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Saturday 1st December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 2.30-3pm Saturday from 10am

Contact

Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827

Web

www.76noonestreetcliftonhill.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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NORTHCOTE 21 Bower Street Long held and lovingly maintained on a wide and much admired Westgarth street, this vintage Victorian is perfectly placed for the next generation to create their stylish inner city haven. Walk to Yarra Bend parkland, the Boathouse, Dennis station, Fairfield cafés, shopping and schools from this freestanding 2 bedroom classic with front/rear garaging, big backyard, evaporative cooling and covered alfresco patio.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 4pm

Inspect

Wednesday 5-5.30pm Saturday 1-1.30pm

Contact

Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769 Angela Coates 0417 439 090 Antony Woodley 0421 286 741

Web

www.21bowerstreetnorthcote.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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THORNBURY 27 Fyffe Street Perfectly progressive in its sustainable approach to idyllic inner city living, this outstanding three bedroom home emanates an inviting aura in a quiet family oriented location. A synergy that’s simple and sophisticated extends throughout this captivating haven blending Rexroth Mannasmann renovations and a productive permaculture garden that comes complete with alfresco decking, play area and chooks! Moments to Miller Street shops, cafés, schools, Merri Creek and transport. Auction

Saturday 8th December at 11.30am

Inspect

Wednesday 6-6.30pm Saturday 2-2.30pm

Contact

Belinda Lindsay 0409 853 769 Angela Coates 0417 439 090

Web

www.27fyffestreetthornbury.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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NORTHCOTE 42 Ross Street Nestled on a deep garden allotment in Westgarth’s premier lifestyle pocket bordering Clifton Hill and Fitzroy North, ‘Myrtle’ is a 2 bedroom Boom style terrace surrounded by Merri Creek trails, parks, village cafés, cinema and train station. Boasts stunning garden and entertainment oasis from award winning Georgia Harper landscape design, premium Miele kitchen, spacious living/dining, ducted heating, reverse cycle air conditioning, fans and Spotted Gum decking.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 10.30am

Inspect

Thursday 5.30-6pm Saturday 12-12.30pm

Contact

Andrew Simondson 0412 999 128 Vincent Taylor 0417 586 271

Web

www.42rossstreetnorthcote.com

Office

286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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BRUNSWICK 25 Davison Street Stroll to Brunswick’s green belt parklands, Lux Foundry, cosmopolitan Sydney Road and train station from this charming 2 bedroom terrace in a quiet heritage street. An enticing entry level opportunity featuring sunny rear courtyard garden, ducted heating, open fireplaces, polished hardwood floors.

COLLINS SIMMS Part of the Marshall White Group

Auction Sat 8th Dec at 1.30pm Inspect Thursday 1.15-1.45pm Saturday 2.30-3pm Contact Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827 Web www.25davisonstreetbrunswick.com Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

NORTHCOTE 97 Beaconsfield Parade Impressive 10m frontage (approx) with garage reflects the spacious proportions & stunning alfresco area of this brilliantly renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home near High St. Includes expansive family living, formal lounge, entertainment decking, open-plan stone kitchen, zoned heating/cooling & OSP x 3. Land size 379sqm (approx).

COLLINS SIMMS Part of the Marshall White Group

Auction Sat 15th Dec at 10.30am Inspect Thursday 7.15-7.45pm Saturday 1.15-1.45pm Contact Nicholas Corby 0418 512 978 Sarah Wood 0408 902 827 Web www.97beaconsfieldparadenorthcote.com Office 286 Queens Parade Clifton Hill Phone 9488 0688 www.collinssimms.com.au

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CARLTON 33 Keppel Street

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Experience, and enjoy, some inner city excellence A location that puts Lygon Street and the university campus literally moments away is clearly one of Carlton's most attractive

Auction Sat 15 Dec, 12.00

settings. Such a central address underlines the exceptional appeal of this flexible, light filled townhouse, designed to deliver

View Wed 6:00 - 6:30, Sat 10:30 - 11:00

two bedroom, two bathroom plus study spaces that surround a north facing living/dining domain complemented by reverse

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cycle heating/cooling, an open plan kitchen and a leafy balcony. Secure single garage is a significant extra asset in an ideal

Quentin Hinrichs 0419 387 703

Carlton context.

Carlton 9347 1755

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PARKVILLE 202/459 Royal Parade

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Pure prestige opposite Princes Park

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NORTHCOTE 25 Zoe Circuit

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Premium spaces in a privileged pocket

In a well known, highly regarded Fender Katsalidis

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An exclusive pocket close to Merri Creek

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building this exceptional two bedroom apartment is

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complements this light filled contemporary

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residence. North facing living/dining & a spacious

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Princes Park. Central living/dining area & gleaming

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kitchen open to a private courtyard. Four bedrooms,

Jason Sharpe 0438 847 700

granite kitchen overlook appealing balcony.

Sam Abboud 0401 434 329

main with balcony. Loft retreat enjoys sights of the

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Heating/cooling. Secure car parking.

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city. Ducted heating. Secure garage.

Carlton 9347 1755

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THORNBURY 9/10-12 Anderson St Situated in a prime location, this desirable apartment boasting one car space on title comprises 2 good sized bedrooms with BIR’s, spacious lounge room, kitchen/meals area and smart bathroom. Great for a first home or investment opportunity.

RESERVOIR 57 Botha Avenue Auction Inspect

Saturday 1st December 11AM Thursday at 4:30 - 5:00pm Saturday at 10:30 - 11:00am Contact Don Almonte 0438 393 912 Chris Dzanovski 0418 589 911 Office 318 High Street, Preston 9470 2799 www.HauS.com.au

All the key ingredients are presented right here for you to start your new home and lifestyle in this exceptional property. Boasting generous spaces and comfort ability, this 3 bedroom property featuring large backyard offers large living/dining, kitchen/meals area, separate bathroom, laundry.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 8th December at 1PM Thursday 5:30 - 6:00pm Saturday 12:30 - 1:00pm Contact Don Almonte 0438 393 912 Chris Dzanovski 0418 589 911 Office 318 High Street, Preston 9470 2799 www.HauS.com.au

Rentals, Sales Or Body Corporate TOTAL REAL ESTATE Contact one of our staff members at Haughton Stotts today. 130 Upper Heidelberg Road, Ivanhoe 9497 1990 318 High Street, Preston 9470 2799 www.HauS.com.au [ 36 ] MELBOURNE TIMES WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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TEN OFFICES, ONE TEAM HOME PREVIEW ASCOT VALE BRUNSWICK CARLTON NORTH COMMERCIAL ESSENDON FITZROY KEILOR EAST NORTHCOTE PASCOE VALE PRESTON 3

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CLIFTON HILL 1 Caroline Street A STATEMENT OF ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE Superbly reconceptualised within its Edwardian shell by Branov Design, this exceptional low-maintenance residence includes vast ‘Great Room’ living and dining zone, second living room with feature fireplace, 3 spacious bedrooms (ensuite to main), superblyequipped kitchen and elegant main bathroom, plus studio, covered OSP and state-of-the art fittings throughout. More info: www.1carolinest.com AUCTION INSPECTION OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 8 December at 12 pm Thurs 6.45-7.15 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3.15-3.45 pm 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

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WEST PRESTON 51 Jessie Street

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ALL THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS... Stunning DF Edwardian, renovated and extended, comprising three large bedrooms, two bathrooms, laundry, open plan living/dining and kitchen, leading to paved entertaining area and inground pool, plus garage/workshop. Featuring period detail, polished floorboards, high ceilings, side drive and quiet residential location close to shops and cafes, public transport and parks.

WEST PRESTON 52 Austral Avenue

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Sat 8 December at 11 am Thurs 12.30-1 & 7.15-7.45 pm, Sat 1 Dec 11-11.30 am $770,000-$850,000 140 Regent St, Preston | 9478 5000 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Michael Kelly 0402 833 966

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Sat 15 December at 2 pm Thurs 6.45-7.15 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3.30-4 pm $800,000-$880,000 140 Regent St, Preston | 9478 5000 Colin Abbas 0414 659 635 Robert Pierantozzi 0405 415 078

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OPPORTUNITY OF A LIFETIME! Directly opposite the vast expanses of Princes Park, this historic 5 bedroom double-fronted balconied terrace on a large block (complete with double-width ROW) provides an instantly comfortable living environment as well as untapped potential to transform into one of inner-Melbourne’s finest family residences.

ABBOTSFORD 44 Lulie Street DOROTHY TERRACE -1888 One of 6 historically significant Victorian terraces, number 44 comprises open-plan lounge (originally 2nd BR) and dining (OFPs), functional kitchen and external laundry with 2nd WC. Upstairs - spacious landing, large bedroom (BIRs) to balcony, and adjoining bathroom.

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This Sat at 10.30 am Thurs 4.45-5.15 pm $550,000-$600,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

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This Sat at 12 pm Thurs 12.30-1 pm $2.4m-$2.6m 404 Rathdowne St, Carlton North | 9347 4322 Shayne Mooney 0407 549 148 James Pilliner 0405 106 421

NORTHCOTE 4/6 Pearl Street EXCELLENT DESIGN, EXTRAORDINARY SPACE This ultra-stylish ground floor apartment comprises 3BRs, spacious living/dining flowing to northerly deck and garden, stylish kitchen and bathroom, plus 2-car garage, minutes to Westgarth cafes and transport.

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This Sat at 1 pm Thurs 1.30-2 pm $600,000-$660,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985 Arch Staver 0417 515 802

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BRUNSWICK 8 Lux Way TIME TO GO BUSINESS CLASS Three light filled levels showcase this designer office boasting a mixed use zoning and a sensational location a stroll to Sydney Road shops/ cafes and all transport. Your new office/investment featuring customised kitchenette, bathroom, pwd/room, ducted heating/cooling, three car parks.

COLLINGWOOD 172 Keele Street VICTORIAN INTO CONTEMPORARY – CLEAN-EDGED URBAN STYLE This well-located terrace offers 2 bedrooms, spacious living/dining open to smart kitchen, neat bathroom, sunny northerly courtyard, plus polished timber floors and period detail.

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Sat 8 December at 12 pm Thurs 12.30-1 & Sat 1 Dec 9.15-9.45 am $600,000-$660,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

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Sat 8 December at 11 am Thurs 12.30-1 pm & Sat 1 Dec 12.30-1 pm $650,000-$715,000 528 Sydney Rd, Brunswick | 9388 0088 Carl Sacco 0404 468 258 Chris Azidis 0405 411 388 Duncan McPherson 0416 108 436

RESERVOIR 11/132A Leamington Street ENJOY THE HOME, LOVE THE POSITION This two bedroom unit opposite Edwardes Lake Park offers the bonus of a large private rear yard opening to wetlands and bike/walking path to deliver an enviable, enjoyable lifestyle.

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FITZROY 336 Gore Street

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A BALCONY TERRACE OF DISTINCTION Sensitively restored and extended under architect supervision, this Boom period residence fuses opulent Victorian decorative detail with contemporary style and comfort, in an historic setting close to all the attractions of Fitzroy. A flexible floor plan includes a formal sitting room, a splendid library/3rd bedroom, light-filled dining room flowing to landscaped courtyard, superbly equipped timber kitchen, two upstairs bedrooms, fitted study, an elegant spa bathroom and powder room. With CBD balcony views, this exceptional property features marble open fireplaces, exquisite plaster detail, Baltic floors, bespoke cabinetry, hydronic heating and evaporative cooling, double glazing, attic storage and an alarm system. For more info: www.336gorest.com

THORNBURY 77 Ballantyne Street ELEGANT EDWARDIAN IN OUTSTANDING LOCATION Comprising 2 large BRs (1 with BIRs/OFP) central living, kitchen/dining additional living area, bright bathroom and outdoor entertaining area overlooks a deep established garden. Moments to trams, train, vibrant High Street.

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Sat 8 December at 11 am Thurs 5.30-6 pm & Sat 1 Dec 11.45-12.15 pm $610,000-$670,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 John Karr 0419 522 328 Lorey Whelan 0407 541 923

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This Sat at 11.30 am Thurs 6-6.30 pm $1.25m-$1.35m 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

CARLTON NORTH 36 Bowen Crescent BOW-FRONTED BEAUTY WITH PARK VIEWS Historic Edwardian residence with a blue-chip Princes Hill address, 2 large BRs, elegant living/3rd BR, spacious kitchen/ meals, tiled bathroom, deep rear garden with ROW access, period detail and superb scope for capital improvement. Note land size: 241 sqm apx.

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This Sat at 12.30 pm Thurs 5.45-6.15 pm $900,000-$990,000 404 Rathdowne St, Carlton North | 9347 4322 James Keenan 0418 580 620 Mark Verrocchi 0413 135 935

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FITZROY 51 Napier Street

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MAGNIFICENT VICTORIAN, EXCEPTIONAL LIVING SPACES This decorative Boom-period balcony terrace close to major hospitals, the CBD and Brunswick Street offers linked formal sitting and dining rooms, second living room, vast informal living/dining zone flowing to slate paved courtyard, large timber kitchen overlooking light court, lavish balcony bedroom with dressing room and semi-ensuite bathroom, two further bedrooms plus study, family bathroom, laundry and powder room. Including 2-car secure parking from ROW, this historic property features cellar storage, open fireplaces, period plasterwork, quality carpets, hydronic heating and an alarm system.

CARLTON NORTH 788 Drummond Street SMART RENOVATED VICTORIAN IN DRESS CIRCLE SPOT This immaculately redesigned terrace close to Rathdowne Village and Melbourne Uni offers 2 bedrooms, study/3rd BR, separate living and dining, smart kitchen and bathroom, plus courtyard and period detail.

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Sat 8 December at 11.30 am Thurs 5.15-5.45 pm & Sat 1 Dec 1.15-1.45 pm $780,000-$850,000 404 Rathdowne St, Carlton North | 9347 4322 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Tom Breen 0437 175 677

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Sat 8 December at 2 pm Thurs 1-1.30 pm & Sat 1 Dec 2.15-2.45 pm $1.6m-$1.8m 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Arch Staver 0417 515 802, Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

BRUNSWICK WEST 3 Moule Street A VIVID MIX OF ART DECO CHARM AND MODERN STYLE! In a sought-after West Brunswick neighbourhood, this superb 3 BR family home offers a contemporary lifestyle wrapped in period elegance and surrounded by landscaped gardens mingling natives and produce.

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RICHMOND 140 Swan Street HISTORIC WAREHOUSE APARTMENTS Acknowledge the past and embrace the future. Dimmeys is changing and so are you. Just 15 opportunities exist to be part of the exciting transformation that is occurring at Dimmeys. The first floor of this landmark Melbourne store is set to become superbly designed apartments, where the old is in harmony with the new. Apartments full of character, space and natural light achieved through the heritage of large arched windows, high ceilings and fully restored, original timber flooring, the kind of features which can only be found in a building with the age and rich history that is Dimmeys. Huge stamp duty savings available.

FITZROY NORTH 40 Liverpool Street DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY! This unique home holds incredible future potential to renovate, rebuild or develop (STCA). Spacious and immaculately presented, three double bedrooms and updated bathroom, wide living room, central kitchen/meals, full-sized laundry, ducted heating and split-system a/c.

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This Sat at 11 am Thurs 5.45-6.15 pm $1.05m-$1.15m 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Janine Ballantyne 0400 182 710 Tom Roberts 0418 553 680

PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION Wed 2-2.30, , Sat 1 Dec 2.30-4 pm, Sun 2 Dec 10-11 am $495,000-$950,000 GUIDE 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 OFFICE Luke Chisholm 0439 392 887 CONTACT Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

NORTH MELBOURNE 84 Lothian Street EXEMPLARY CONTEMPORARY Two storey contemporary residence, open plan living and dining zones through to the low maintenance courtyard garden.3 generous BRs (BIRs) well appointed kitchen and bathroom, Euro laundry and features ducted heating and effortless OSP via Little Lothian Street.

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This Sat at 1 pm Thurs 5.30-6 pm $700,000-$750,000 404 Rathdowne St, Carlton North | 9347 4322 Bill Batcheler 0410 417 195 Marek Olech 0413 830 954

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BRUNSWICK 121 Barkly Street

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TOP-CLASS RENOVATION, TOP ADDRESS! This light-filled Edwardian close to Lygon St and transport comprises 3 bedrooms, superb kitchen open to vast living/dining, stylish bathroom and laundry, plus deep northerly garden (ROW access), internal courtyard, loft storage and quality fittings.

MOONEE PONDS 14 Argyle Street INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL ON A HUGE BLOCK OF LAND! (Land approx 13.4m x 52.2m - 700sqm) This solid-brick 3/4BR Edwardian home presents an exciting opportunity to renovate/ extend or rebuild (STCA) on an impressively deep block of land in a prime location.

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Sat 8 December at 1 pm Thurs 6-6.30 pm & Sat 1 Dec 2-2.30 pm $950,0000-$1.05m 528 Sydney Rd, Brunswick | 9388 0088 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040

FITZROY NORTH 29 Tait Street A VICTORIAN JEWEL – JUST ADD THE POLISH! This secluded residence in the heart of the Village includes 3 BRs, spacious living/dining, updated kitchen and northerly courtyard. Make this your start in North Fitzroy!

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ALPHINGTON 9 Toolangi Road

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SPACIOUS FAMILY LIFESTYLE IN AN IDYLLIC LOCATION! In a leafy streetscape, this captivating Californian offers a versatile environment with its extended design and quality features. Inviting interior comprises 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, kitchen/meals, central dining room and huge rear living area, undercover deck overlooking the substantial backyard garden.

COLLINGWOOD 13/18 Islington Street SECURE, CENTRAL, AND SO SPACIOUS! Stylish town residence, minutes from parks and Victoria Street cafes, 3BRs (ensuite to main), home office, spacious living/dining flowing to balcony, stylish kitchen and bathroom, plus roof terrace with views, internal- entry dual garage.

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Sat 8 December at 10.30 am Thurs 3.15-3.45 pm & Sat 1 Dec 1.45-2.15 pm $760,000-$820,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

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Sat 8 December at 11 am Thurs 6.30-7 pm & Sat 12.45-1.15 pm $1m-$1.1m 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Peter Egan 0411 844 230 Grant Leonard 0407 323 181

WEST PRESTON 8 Ivy Street CALIFORNIAN CHARM, PERFECT LOCATION! Located south of Bell Street moments from Gilbert Road trams and Miller Street cafes, this well-presented 3BR plus study period home offers an instantly enjoyable low-maintenance lifestyle with plenty of value-adding potential.

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ALPHINGTON 11 Lowther Street

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THREE LEVELS OF SPECTACULAR LUXURY LIVING! "LOWTHER PLACE" An outstanding fusion of old and new, this one-of-a-kind luxury 3 bedroom home includes 3 bathrooms, huge open living/dining area and Calacatta marble-bench kitchen with Miele appliances, separate study, Louis Poulsen lighting fixtures, superb lead-lights, north-facing courtyard and garage (remote) via electric-gated drive.

COLLINGWOOD 3/105 Gold Street COURTYARD IS KEY Prized private garden courtyard, this ground floor one bedroom apartment is situated in the very heart of the inner city action. Featuring private entry via the courtyard, renovated kitchen and bathroom, and a bedroom with a garden outlook.

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This Sat at 12 pm Thurs 1.15-1.45 pm $330,000-$360,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997

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Sat 15 December from 3 pm Wed 12.30-1 pm, 6.30-7 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3-3.45 pm $1.1m-$1.2m 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Roland Patterson 0417 367 997

CARLTON NORTH 3 Keeley Lane ELEGANT MEWS LIVING IN PRINCES HILL This light-filled 2 bedroom residence includes spacious living/dining, well-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, private courtyard garden and internal entry garage, superbly located close to Princes Park and Lygon St.

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ALPHINGTON 7 Lowther Street

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ULTRA-MODERN LIFESTYLE WRAPPED IN PERIOD APPEAL! "LOWTHER PLACE" From parish hall to executive townhouse, this brilliant 2 bedroom + study home features 2 bathrooms, open living/dining areas, Calacatta marble-bench kitchen with Miele appliances, guest powder room, plus a north-facing courtyard and internally-accessed single garage (remote) via electric-gated driveway.

NORTHCOTE 100 Mitchell Street POTENTIAL-PACKED CALIFORNIAN BEAUTY! Situated on a generous block of land in an ideal Northcote location, this classic 3 bedroom period home presents a range of opportunities to renovate/extend, rebuild or possible develop (STCA).

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Sat 8 December at 2 pm Thurs 5.15-5.45 pm & Sat 1 Dec 9.45-10.15 am $770,000-$850,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Micahel Kelly 0402 833 966

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Sat 15 December from 3 pm Wed 12.30-1 pm, 6.30-7 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3-3.45 pm $950,000-$1.05 m 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Roland Patterson 0417 367 997

COLLINGWOOD 5/15 Oxford Street IT’S ALL ABOUT THE LIFESTYLE Light-filled residence, spacious open plan living and dining area, 2 generous BRs with BIRs, stylish gourmet kitchen with stone benchtops, sparkling central bathroom with laundry facilities. North facing balcony, secure off street parking plus loads of storage.

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Sat 15 December at 1 pm Thurs 12.30-1 pm & Sat 1 Dec 1-1.30 pm $500,000-$550,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Luke Chisholm 0439 392 887

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ALPHINGTON 6/9 Lowther Street

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MODERN STYLE, STUNNING SURROUNDS, BRILLIANT LOCATION! "LOWTHER PLACE" A new lifestyle amid the secluded environs of a century-old former church, this spacious 3 bedroom townhouse features 2 bathrooms, Calacatta stone-bench kitchen with Miele appliances, open living/dining area with bi-folds out to a private entertainers’ courtyard, plus double garage (remote) via electric-gated driveway.

FITZROY 167 Victoria Parade MAGNIFICENT BALCONY TERRACE – ZONED RESIDENTIAL/BUSINESS USE Landmark building, currently used as multi consulting suites/offices, 2 car spaces, suitable for conversion to residential use, in the heart of the Fitzroy/East Melbourne hospital and university precinct.

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Sat 8 December at 2.30 pm Thurs 12.15-12.45 pm & Sat 1 Dec 11.15-11.45 am $900,000-$990,000 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040

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Sat 15 December from 3 pm Wed 12.30-1 pm, 6.30-7 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3-3.45 pm $650,000-$720,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Roland Patterson 0417 367 997

THORNBURY 109 Smith Street PERFECTLY POSITIONED EDWARDIAN CLASSIC! Distinctive 2 BR period home includes central lounge, kitchen/dining, bathroom, gas heating, a/c, high ceilings and polished floorboards, plus a generous backyard with undercover patio and garage via ROW.

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Sat 8 December at 12 pm Thurs 5.15-5.45 pm & Sat 1 Dec 9.45-10.15 am $600,000-$660,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Michael Kelly 0402 833 966


NELSON ALEXANDER

ALPHINGTON 7/9 Lowther Street

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DISTINCTIVE APARTMENT, SENSATIONAL CITY-EDGE LIFESTYLE! "LOWTHER PLACE" Featuring stained-glass windows and polished concrete floors, this luxurious apartment includes a large upstairs bedroom with stunning ensuite and study/loft. Downstairs: open living/dining and Miele-equipped, Calacatta marble-bench kitchen, powder room, bi-folds to a north-facing courtyard, garage via electric-gated driveway.

BRUNSWICK 8 Louisa Street HIDDEN TREASURE WITH A NORTHERLY ASPECT! In a quiet cul-de-sac, this sensational renovated 3/4 BR home features open plan living, superb kitchen, bathroom, deep block with huge northfacing yard, landscaped gardens and established trees, side drive, ducted heating.

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Sat 8 December at 2 pm Thurs 5.30-6 pm & Sat 1 Dec 10-10.30 am $910,000-$1m 528 Sydney Rd, Brunswick | 9388 0088 Jonathan West 0418 315 490 Crystal Kerr 0422 141 080

AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 15 December from 3 pm Wed 12.30-1 pm, 6.30-7 pm & Sat 1 Dec 3-3.45 pm $650,000-$720,000 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Roland Patterson 0417 367 997

BRUNSWICK 15 Millward Street SPECTACULAR RENOVATION ON A LARGE ALLOTMENT! Brilliantly re-designed period home surrounded by landscaped gardens. 3 BRs and study/4BR, mod ens and main bathrm, formal lounge, open living/dining and kitchen, big studio, enormous backyard (620 sqm approx) with DLUG and loft.

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This Sat at 12.30 pm Thurs 6-6.30 pm $1m-$1.1 m 528 Sydney Rd, Brunswick | 9388 0088 Jonathan West 0418 315 490 Andrew De Angelis 0402 039 342

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ALPHINGTON 8/9 Lowther Street

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ONE-OF-A-KIND LUXURY LIFESTYLE OPPORTUNITY! "LOWTHER PLACE" A spectacular contrast of old and new, this deluxe apartment features a vast open living/dining area and Miele-equipped kitchen with Calacatta marble benchtops, guest powder room. Upstairs: main bathroom and 2 bedrooms (including huge master with private staircase to a stunning ensuite (with custom made bath) up in the timber vaulted ceilings. Highlights include heating/cooling, alarm and video intercom, fabulous north-facing entertainers' courtyard and secure car parking via electric-gated driveway.

FITZROY 3 Graham Street The original South Fitzroy artist's warehouse conversion. Long home and studio to a renowned painter, this rare stand-alone Victorian warehouse is the perfect place to live and work on the city fringe. Studio gallery, 2 BRs plus study/office, library, kitchen, living space with deck, garden, 2 bathrooms and in-floor heating

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EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Closing 13 Dec at 5 pm INSPECTION Thurs 6-6.30 pm & Sat 1 Dec 11-11.30 am $1.35m-$1.5m GUIDE 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 OFFICE Peter Stephens 0418 104 214 CONTACT Sonya Laferla 0419 230 985

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EXPRESSIONS ON INTEREST INSPECTION By appointment 119 High St, Northcote | 9486 1800 OFFICE Tom Alexiadis 0417 030 452 CONTACT Luke Sacco 0407 528 040 Roland Patterson 0417 367 997

CLIFTON HILL 17 Hodgkinson Street YOUNG FAMILIES TAKE NOTE Welcoming 3 bedroom home on large block with side drive, spacious living, study, neat kitchen and bathroom, decks and courtyard, plus classic design elements. Add value here! Note land size: 375 sq.m. approx.

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Sat 8 December at 1 pm Thurs 2.30-3 pm & Sat 1 Dec 1-1.30 pm $950,000-$1.05 m 205 Brunswick St, Fitzroy | 9417 1956 Roland Paterson 0417 367 997


A prime piece of North Carlton

Fitzroy Icon: The Essence of Gertrude St

Acquire Carlton North’s post office (securely leased) and the surrounding land. > Town planning approval for 3 Lot Subdivision > Land Area: 754 sq.m approx > Post office leased (5 x 5) @ $56,000 gross + GST > Building area: 201 sq.m > 2 prominent street frontages > Zoning: Residential 1 > Will suit owner occupiers wishing to build a dream home & enjoy an income via the P.O. or developers and investors (STCA).

Landmark building situated in one of Melbourne’s most sought-after precincts. > 4 separate tenancies on secure long term leases > Current income $246,480 pa + GST + Outgoings > Superb corner position with north-facing aspect > Land size 394 sqm (approx) > Building size: 688sqm (approx) > Zoned : Business 1 > Excellent investment opportunity

AUCTION WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 5 AT 12 NOON 546 RATHDOWNE STREET CARLTON NORTH

AUCTION THURSDAY DECEMBER 6 AT 12 PM 150-156 GERTRUDE STREET FITZROY

Arch Staver 0417 515 802 Rick Daniel 0409 737 985

Simon Verduci 0419 993 330

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Northcote 406 High Street, Northcote 9489 1030 www.northcote.harcourts.com.au

Thornbury 2/6 Kemp Street

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Santa Has Saved The Best For Last... Rarely found in our neighborhood an old world mansion, which has cleverly created this majestic apartment that has all the right ingredients to make sure you have a very Merry Christmas. You will be instantly charmed by the two red doors that welcome you into an entrance foyer that immediately oozes class and loveable warmth. • Light and character filled interior that shows off its points of difference in every way • Grand ballroom bedroom overlooks a real entertainer's garden setting • Well planned layout also cleverly hides the kitchen away from the spacious living room, European laundry • Sought after street that has you on a train, tram or a choice of a wide variety lifestyle options Happy New Year...

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Auction Saturday 15th December 2012 at 10am Open Thursday 5.30-6pm & Saturday 10-10.30am John Bisignano M 0413 067 916

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Northcote 406 High Street, Northcote 9489 1030 www.northcote.harcourts.com.au

Preston 3/42 David Street

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Superior Standalone Townhouse Just Over Bell... Beautifully built and presented this townhouse cleverly brings stylish low maintenance family living together perfectly, without missing out on entertaining or compromising on space, in this pleasingly location, just over Bell Street and steps from Plenty Rd tram, allowing you to access Preston Market, Latrobe University and the City. • Expansive open plan living and dining areas and impressive granite kitchen • Spacious mirrored robe bedrooms, designer bathroom, 2 separate toilets and separate laundry • Private rear position, single auto garage and exclusive driveway providing loads of extra off street parking • Gas ducted heating, dishwasher and the joy of having NO BODY CORPORATE Welcoming Space With A Lifestyle To Match...

Auction Saturday 15th December 2012 at 11.30am Open Thursday 6.15-6.45pm & Saturday 12.45-1.15pm John Bisignano M 0413 067 916

Thornbury 63 Dundas Street

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Traditional Character With Modern Comforts... Ready to move in and start enjoying the lifestyle, this elevated Edwardian is a great option for young couples and families to call it home, in this enviable location close to Pender's parkland, High Streets shopping, transport and good local schools. • Recently refreshed interior with an open plan style of living • Undercover outdoor entertaining in a generous North facing garden • Kitchen and bathroom update confirms the ease of move in and simply enjoy everything about it • Polished floorboards throughout, detailed lead lighting and off street parking via lane way Make This Yours...

Auction Saturday 15th December 2012 at 1pm Open Thursday 7-7.30pm & Saturday 1.45-2.15pm John Bisignano M 0413 067 916

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ABERFELDIE 1/33 Afton Street

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Not following trends, setting them An inspired approach to design defines this sensational brand new residence, in which environmentally friendly concepts, ultimate lowmaintenance ease and elite luxury form a cutting edge combination. Stunning indoor and outdoor spaces, including a sun drenched terrace and secluded courtyard with seductive swimming pool enjoy a privileged park-side position

Auction Inspect

Saturday 15th December at 12.30pm Contact Thursday 2.30-3pm & Saturday 11-11.30am Office Estimate Price on application

FLEMINGTON 3 Farnham Street

John Morello 0412 088 757 Kieran Moloney 0400 634 565 Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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TOOLAMBA - transcending time An inner city residence of unique character, featuring romantic Victorian spaces and memorable modern dimensions, served by a Miele and Bosch equipped Kitchen, arranged around north facing outdoor entertaining areas and an alluring swimming pool. Moments from Pin Oak Crescent cafes and Newmarket station, further enhanced by 2nd frontage to Dalgleish Street. [ 54 ] MELBOURNE TIMES WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Auction Inspect

Saturday 1st December at 3pm Thursday 7-7.30pm & Saturday 2.30-3pm Estimate $1,350,000 - $1,450,000

Contact

Ryan Currie 0419 120 221 John Morello 0412 088 757

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Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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THE CHURCH - Moonee Ponds´ most memorable home A building with soul and Bagnato Architects´ free spirit have created an innovative, intelligent, inspired 5 bedroom home featuring vast living, dining and entertaining areas, mezzanine lounge, sensational loft and sublime Calacatta marble kitchen. Wine room, gym, al fresco pavilion and pool fulfill every wish list. Brilliant, breath-taking, the best.

Auction Inspect

Saturday 1st December at 4.30pm Thursday 7.30-8pm & Saturday 4-4.30pm Estimate Price on Application

Contact

John Morello 0412 088 757

Office

Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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NORTH MELBOURNE 229 Dryburgh Street

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Discover the delights behind the bluestone This beautiful bluestone cottage establishes a sanctuary of sublime style amidst an inner city streetscape rich in residential advantages. Superb central Dining and a contemporary Kitchen are surrounded by separate Living, Study and romantic courtyard.

ALPHINGTON 12 Coate Avenue

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Saturday 8th December at 3pm Wednesday 12.30-1pm & Saturday 10-10.30am Estimate $620,000 - $680,000

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Modern Riverside Delight A Riverside delight capturing northern light, this home is a desirable family proposition just moments to parkland. Quality appointed and finished to indulge whether relaxing or entertaining near Station Street, Kew Junction and quality schools.

Auction Inspect Estimate Land Contact Office

Contact

John Morello 0412 088 757 Kieran Moloney 0400 634 565 Sally Morrison 0439 031 145

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Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

BRUNSWICK 2/103a Blyth Street

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Gracious & Divine with City View Saturday 1st December at 10am Thurs 6-6.30pm & Sat from 9.30am $1,000,000-$1,100,000 447 sqm Bev Adam 0422 396 477 Lee Muddle 0449 130 331 Clifton Hill 9481 6800 jelliscraig.com.au

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A remarkable Gothic Revival church conversion, this magnificent residence highlights stunning ceilings, indulging features and an amazing city view. Landscaped front yard, OSP and spacious interior with up to 3 bedrooms (or 2 plus study).

Private Sale Inspect Thurs 12.30-1pm & Sat 2.45-3.15pm Price $875,000 Land Strata Contact Bev Adam 0422 396 477 Lee Muddle 0449 130 331 Office Clifton Hill 9481 6800 jelliscraig.com.au


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Alphington 510 Heidelberg Road

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Thurs 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 2.30 - 3.00pm Sat 15th December - 3.00pm > MEL REF 31 / A11 > EPR $880,000 - $950,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Ben Williams 0406 200 754 > AUCTION

Secluded behind a high brick fence on approx 570sqm, is this brilliant solid brick 1930’s Californian bungalow. Renovated and refurbished to provide spacious family living and entertaining, it comprises a wide entrance hall, 3 double bedrooms (BIRs), formal living/4th brm, central bathroom, Euro laundry, modern kitchen and a large family/ meals area that opens onto a verandah & sizeable garden. A large undercover area and secure workshop complete this property. Natural light fills the residence and the sense of space is enhanced by the high, decorative ceilings. Includes ample OSP, ducted heating/cooling and security system. All conveniently located in the heart of Alphington. [ 58 ] MELBOURNE TIMES WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Northcote 9 Quarrion Lane

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Magnificent contemporary spaces, tranquil laneway setting!

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Wed 6.30 - 7.00pm & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm Sat 15th December - 11.00am > MEL REF 30 / G9 > EPR $900,000 - $990,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 George Theocharis 0415 578 809 > AUCTION

This exceptionally spacious and stylish residence in a magical enclave close to cafes and High St offers an expansive living room with study zone, vast (70sqm. approx) informal living/dining area open to chef’s kitchen, upper level retreat, four generously-proportioned bedrooms (ensuite and WIR to main), family bathroom, powder room and full laundry. With a low-maintenance garden, landscaped sail-covered deck and double internal-entry garage, this impressive family home features polished timber floors, split-system air conditioning and premium fittings throughout.

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Northcote 9 Tanner Grove

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Wed 5.45 - 6.15pm & Sat 12.30 - 1.00pm Sat 8th December - 11.00am > MEL REF 30 / H9 > EPR $1,100,000 - $1,200,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Ben Williams 0406 200 754 > AUCTION

This delightful 1930s residence located in a quiet street close to schools, transport and local shops combines period warmth with contemporary style. Generously-proportioned accommodation comprises 3 large bedrooms (main with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite), formal sitting room or optional 4th bedroom, study zone, vast open-plan living/ dining flowing to covered deck, well-equipped kitchen, tiled family bathroom and laundry. With a deep rear garden and workshop, this welcoming property features polished floorboards, air conditioning, ducted heating and an alarm system. The perfect family home. Land: 645sqm approx. [ 60 ] MELBOURNE TIMES WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Northcote 28 Andrew Street Captivating 1950s style, dress-circle position. This light-filled brick residence is sure to please, in a prime street close to High St shops, cafes and transport. With classic design signatures - an extra wide hallway, metal window frames, polished floorboards and woodwork detail - the home incorporates three sunny double bedrooms, a very spacious living room, large dining room, neat kitchen, tiled bathroom, separate WC and big laundry. Featuring ducted heating and evaporative cooling, this well-maintained property has a brick garage with ROW entry. Live here comfortably now, and extend (STCA) in the future to maximise the potential of the large block (429sqm approx)! 3

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Thurs 5.00 - 5.30pm & Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Sat 15th December - 2.00pm > MEL REF 30 / G9 > EPR $780,000 - $840,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT George Theocharis 0415 578 809 Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 > VIEW

> AUCTION

Northcote 68 Andrew Street Picture-perfect style, large landscaped block. This meticulously restored free-standing Edwardian residence ticks all the boxes! Set on a generous allotment of approx 332m2 with alfresco entertaining area and easily accessible double garage with storage, its light-filled accommodation comprises two double bedrooms (BIRs), beautifullyproportioned living room, large open-plan kitchen/ dining with stainless steel appliances and smart bathroom. Featuring a Euro laundry, polished floors, ducted heating and cooling, this lovely house is positioned a short stroll from public transport, All Nations Park and High Street’s vibrant cafés, bars and boutique shops. 2

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Thurs 6.30 - 7.00pm & Sat 12.15 - 12.45pm Sat 8th December - 12.00pm > MEL REF 30 / G8 > EPR $680,000 - $740,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Michael Xanthopoulos 0424 075 409 > VIEW

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Northcote 71 Henry Street Authentic Edwardian style in bestaddress location. You’ll be delighted by this warm and inviting house, in a quiet Ruckers Hill Street just minutes to High Street and Westgarth cafes, transport and schools. Its light-filled accommodation comprises two double bedrooms from wide hallway, spacious living room, tiled bathroom and smart kitchen/dining area opening to an outdoor entertainers deck and beautifully-planted courtyard garden. Including a concealed laundry, the house features polished Baltic floors, leadlights, timber-mantelled OFPs and ducted heating. Here is the ideal first home in this sought-after precinct!

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Northcote 6 St. David Street Stylishly refurbished and superbly located. This pretty free-standing Edwardian, opposite All Nations Park and only minutes from High Street cafes and transport, has been restumped, re-plastered and tastefully re-fitted to offer spacious light-filled living, comprising two double bedrooms, an expansive high-ceilinged living room, wellequipped kitchen open to a spacious dining area, a smart tiled bathroom/laundry and powder room. Featuring Baltic floors, leadlight windows, gas heating and split-system air conditioning, this welcoming property includes a landscaped courtyard and side garden. The hard work has all been done - move in and enjoy! Land: 265sqm approx. 2

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Thurs 12.15 - 12.45pm & Sat 1.30 - 2.00pm Sat 8th December - 3.00pm > MEL REF 30 / G7 > EPR $620,000 - $680,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Ben Williams 0406 200 754 > VIEW

> AUCTION

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Fitzroy 8/226 Moor Street Style Elegance Location

Northcote 18 Wales Street Not offered since 1918, this well loved family home is close to all amenities including High Street shops, transport and the local primary school. Enjoy now and perhaps enhance at your leisure. Land: 490sqm approx.

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Wed 1.00 - 1.30pm & Sat 2.15 - 2.45pm > AUCTION Sat 15th December - 1.00pm > MEL REF 30 / H7 > EPR $700,000 - $760,000 > OFFICE Northcote 64 High Street 3070 > TEL 8481 1900 > CONTACT Sam Rigopoulos 0425 834 583 Eric Brown 0404 012 483

Only a few steps away from the vibrant Fitzroy, Gertrude and Brunswick Streets, this two bedroom fully refurbished Victorian Terrace has endless natural light, high ceilings and an open floor plan. This stylish residence facing Smith street host’s two large bedrooms, master with ensuite and walk in robe. The kitchen will be the envy of all your friends with granite tops and high end stainless steel appliances.

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Auction Saturday 15th December @ 3:00pm View Sunday 11:00-11:30am (Photo ID Required) Peter Travlos 0402 903 111 Lorry Colussi 0418 337 751 9390 9002 raywhitetaylorslakes.com Ray White Taylors Lakes Shop 1, Shoppers Lane

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Brunswick 7 Sutherland Street • State of the art brand new townhouse • Open plan kitchen, stone benches • Gas ducted heating & air-conditioning • Video security, ducted vacuum system • ROW access to remote controlled double garage Auction Saturday 8th December at 1.00pm Inspect Thurs 6.00-6.30pm & Sat 10.30-11.00am

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Angelo Bafunno 0414 585 777 Northcote 9489 5777 400 High Street

Thornbury 403 St Georges Road • Charming deco era 2 bedroom home • Second frontage to Ballantyne Street • North west backdrop, rear lane ROW • Classically comfortable current spaces • Space & scope to renovate (STCA) Auction Saturday 8th December at 11.00am Inspect Thurs 5.15-5.45pm & Sat 11.15-11.45am

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PRESTON 15/2 Arthur Street

THORNBURY 143 Shaftesbury Parade

Superb Proportions, Enviable Location And City Views

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This two-bedroom apartment on the second floor of a modern complex offers easy care living in a superb location. Large open plan living, stone kitchen with stainless steel appliances, terrace offering city views, undercover parking, lockable storeroom and a location a short walk from tram, train and High Street will be appreciated by owner-occupiers and tenants alike. AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT OFFICE

This Saturday at 11.30am Thursday 5:30-6pm & Saturday 11:00-11.30am $350,000-$375,000 Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

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Saturday 8th December at 2:30pm Thursday 5:30-6pm & Saturday 10:30-11am $580,000-$650,000 Simone Curley 0400 774 775 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

THORNBURY 78 Rossmoyne Street

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Original Classic With Room To Grow

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This mostly original Edwardian within easy reach of High Street’s mix of shops, eateries and transport options provides an exceptionally rare opportunity for enthusiastic buyers to start from scratch and reap the rewards of a full renovation to suit their own budget, taste and timeframe. (stca)

Saturday 8th December at 1:30pm Thursday 6:30-7pm & Saturday 2:30-3pm $550,000-$600,000 Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 Jim Raccosta 0418 588 404 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

In Conjunction With

loverealestate.com.au LOVE Reservoir

LOVE Preston

LOVE Thornbury

307 Spring Street

274 High Street

770 High Street

ph: 9460 6511

ph: 9471 0233

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Set on a north facing allotment just moments from Mayers Park and an easy walk to the tram on St Georges Road this very comfortable three bedroom home offers a myriad of options and opportunities for an astute purchaser. With entry from a rear laneway offering the possibility of subdivision or redevelopment (stca) it’s an enticing proposition indeed.

AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT OFFICE

THORNBURY 76 Rossmoyne Street

AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT C/AGENT OFFICE

Packed With Potential With The Park Nearby

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Corner The Market

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A real size surprise, this former milk-bar has been painstakingly renovated to deliver contemporary living just moments from High Street and kid friendly neighborhood parks. Offering ducted heating and cooling, expansive open plan living and an ultra modern kitchen, three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full size laundry, you can stop shopping around for your next home.

AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 8th December at 2:00pm Thursday 6:30-7pm & Saturday 2:30-3pm $550,000-$600,000 Bill Kyriakopoulos 0419 008 008 Love Thornbury 9480 2288

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THORNBURY 190 Gooch Street

First Time Offered, In A Coveted Location On 641sqm (approx)

NEW LISTING

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Held by the same family since 1948, this two bedroom home set on a north south allotment of 641m2 (approx) offers a wonderfully warm family environment. An easy stroll from High Street it is just waiting for new owners to make the most of its enticing original features and huge rear yard with a renovation and extension

AUCTION INSPECT PRICE RANGE CONTACT

Saturday 15th December at 11:00am Wednesday 5:30-6pm & Saturday 12:30-1pm $600,000-$650,000 Simone Curley 0400 774 775 or Roger Pettinella 0418 588 419

loverealestate.com.au LOVE Thornbury 770 High Street ph: 9480 2288

THORNBURY 187 Hutton Street

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A Good Place To Start

This two bedroom home on a fantastic allotment offers the opportunity to renovate and extend in your own time and at your own budget. Property comprises two extra large bedrooms, large separate living room, kitchen with adjoining meals area, and family bathroom. The large rear yard offers the potential to extend to create a wonderful family home in your own time as your family grows. Located close to city transport, schools, parks and gardens and Miller Street’s cafe precinct, the potential in this fantastic property is endless.

AUCTION: Saturday 8th December 2012 at 12.00pm INSPECT: Thursday 6.00 – 6.30pm, Saturday 11.00 – 11.30am AH: Andrew Bennison 0419 307 944

Shop 1/1 Brunswick Rd, Brunswick East

03 9380 6000

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THORNBURY 115A Collins Street Move In, Relax And Enjoy the City Views Stylishly appointed this impressive residence provides the ultimate executive lifestyle, sparkling city views & a premier location. Designed for entertaining with a spacious living room, generous dining area, well equipped kitchen & a large northerly courtyard, it’s the perfect backdrop for social events. Three bdrms, master with city views, balcony, WIR & direct bthrm access. Convenient separate toilet upstairs, pwd/rm adjoins lndry downstairs. Rem/ gge, alarm, duct/heat, evap/cool. Surrounded by premium amenities including Penders Park, Northcote Plaza, High Street shops & Thornbury Station.

NORTHCOTE 16 Clarke Street NORTHCOTE 9 St Georges Road

9489 9422 9387 0611 9373 0000

PRESTON COBURG IVANHOE

PRICE GUIDE $640,000 - $680,000 INSPECT

Thur 7:15-7:45pm & Sat 3-3:30pm Photo ID required

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Michael Divito 0403 739 393 Gino De Iesi 0418 328 062

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When Quality And Class Count Newly completed to exceptionally high standards, these 2 superbly crafted, 2 bdrm plus study residences set the bar high for refined modern living. Light filled contemporary spaces showcase vast glass expanses, while gleaming stone surfaces & sleek Miele appliances take centre stage in the kitchens. Large bdrms present generous BIR’s, while lavish bthrms & ensuites are sheer luxury. Premium extras include Daikin heat/cool, secure intercom entry gate, alarm & secure OSP. Ideally located a stroll to parkland, schools, shops & transport.

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Thur 5:45-6:15pm & Sat from 10:30am & from 11am Photo ID required

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Michael Divito 0403 739 393 Gino De Iesi 0418 328 062

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THORNBURY 1/135 Smith Street Designed To Impress Immaculately designed & presented, this spacious residences features light filled living spaces, flowing into a private courtyard. Gourmet two tone customised kitchen with Caesarstone bench tops incl s/steel Smeg appliances. Two double bedrooms with built in robes, while the bathroom and powder rooms are lavishly presented. Premium extras include reverse cycle heat/cool, alarm systems, polished boards, and secure remote controlled garage. In a highly sough after Thornbury pocket close to scenic Merri Creek, all transport, High Street shopping precinct, Northcote Plaza and All Nations Park you have it all.

PRICE GUIDE $550,000 - $600,000

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Thur 6:15-6:45pm & Sat from 1:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501 Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339

THORNBURY 2/135 Smith Street Sleek Sophisticated and New Brand new with an unsurpassed attention to detail, this two bedroom plus study residence delivers a low maintenance lifestyle. You will love the living spaces where a gourmet two tone kitchen with stone bench tops, Smeg appliances divides the meals and living spaces whilst overlooking a private alfresco courtyard. Upstairs is a good sized study with inbuilt desk, two generous bedrooms both with large built in robes, a chic tiled bathroom with stone touches and huge raised basin, bath, shower and toilet. Premium extras include an alarm, polished boards, reverse cycle heat/cool & a remote controlled garage.

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Thur 6:15-6:45pm & Sat from 2pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501 Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339

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THORNBURY 4/135 Smith Street

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Freedom To Live Your Life Regain your weekends in this wonderful low maintenance two bedroom contemporary townhouse. Chefs kitchen, radiant meals and living areas, private courtyard, pristine bathroom, pwd/room, garage. In a highly sough after Thornbury pocket close to scenic Merri Creek, all transport, High Street shopping precinct, Northcote Plaza and All Nations Park you have it all.

PRICE GUIDE $520,000 - $570,000 INSPECT

Thur 6:15-6:45pm & Sat 1:30-2pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501 Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339

THORNBURY 128 Dundas Street

Saturday 15 December at 1pm

Decide This Deco’s Destiny On approximately 652m2 this two bedroom Art Deco home introduces an excellent array of options: renovate, extend, build new or develop (S.T.C.A.). Lounge, dining, kitchen and meals. Bathroom, heating, deep rear garden and long side driveway.

PRICE GUIDE $700,000 - $760,000 INSPECT

Wed 6:45-7:15pm & Sat 1-1:30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Michael Divito 0403 739 393 Gino De Iesi 0418 328 062

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NORTHCOTE 19 Hunter Street Enticing Edwardian Is Quite A Catch Marvellously situated freestanding two bedroom Edwardian. Sunlit central lounge and kitchen/dining with glass door access to covered outdoor area. Bathroom, heating/cooling, OSP. rear ROW.

Saturday 22 December at 11am

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So Much Potential Ideally located, two bedroom period home, is ripe for renovation/building new, (S.T.C.A.). Lounge, dining, original kitchen and bathroom, garage. Close to all transport, and CBD.

Saturday 8 December at 3pm PRICE GUIDE $500,000 - $550,000 INSPECT Wed 5:30-6pm & Sat 1:15-1:45pm Photo ID required CONTACT Michael Divito 0403 739 393 Gino De Iesi 0418 328 062

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Get Close To the Action Flexible four bedroom home boasting city views, northerly rear aspect and excellent position. Family room, kitchenette, living and kitchen/dining. Three bathrooms, garden, rem/gge, extra OSP.

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PRICE GUIDE $600,000 - $650,000 INSPECT Sat 10-10:30am Photo ID required CONTACT Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339 Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501

THORNBURY 166 Smith Street

THORNBURY 12a Normanby Avenue

INSPECT CONTACT

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Wed 6:30-7pm & Sat 11-11:30am Photo ID required Luke Brizzi 0417 324 339 Anthony De Iesi 0407 803 501

PRESTON WEST 16 Union Street Quality, Character, Comfort This exceptional three bedroom, two bathroom Californian’s living and dining areas surround an open plan kitchen before revealing great under cover decking and a sensational north facing garden. Ducted heating and evaporative cooling. Off street parking.

This Saturday at 1pm INSPECT CONTACT

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Thur 5:30-6pm & Sat 12:30-1pm Photo ID required John Petsinis 0402 611 939 George Metax 0407 661 615

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PRESTON WEST 5 Bond Street No Cure Needed For These Shingles The appeal is infectious, the prognosis is positive – this engaging two bedroom Californian’s charming living and dining rooms, updated bathroom and fresh kitchen lead to engaging north-west garden dimensions on corner block and garage accessed from Eastwood Avenue. Close to Preston station & the market.

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PRESTON WEST 17 Mount Pleasant Road Enticing Options, Dynamic Dimension A brilliant work in progress, this tempting two bedroom home with ROW enjoys one of Preston West’s best positions by Merri Creek. Already updated by hydronic heating, solar panels and rain water tanks, extension or new home site options are suggested by dramatic outdoor dimensions.

Saturday 8 December at 12pm INSPECT CONTACT

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Thur 6-6:30pm & Sat 2:15-2:45pm Photo ID required Adriano Persichetti 0402 055 437 George Metax 0407 661 615

PRESTON WEST 519 Gilbert Road Inner City Secret Terrace This townhouse features large terrace balcony with indoor/outdoor appeal. Downstairs comprises of 2 large bdrms with BIR’s, master with ensuite & tranquil courtyard, central bthroom with laundry facilities. Upstairs enjoys open plan living, meals area, modern kitchen with s/s appliances, private study/3rd bdrm & powder room.

Saturday 8 December at 11am INSPECT CONTACT

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Thur 6:15-6:45pm & Sat 2-2:30pm Photo ID required John Petsinis 0402 611 939 Adriano Persichetti 0402 055 437

INSPECT CONTACT

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ALPHINGTON 3 & 5 Abbott Street Ivanhoe Fringe Factories - Invest or Occupy! F3 - 518sqm office & mezz. areas + 7 car spaces (rented for $55,380 ex GST). F5 - 418sqm (107sqm of office) & 6 car spaces (rented for $38,340 ex GST).

FOR SALE BY TENDER Tuesday 11 December at 5pm PRICE GUIDE Factory 3 $630,000 - $670,000 Factory 5 $500,000 - $530,000 INSPECT CONTACT

Both Factories $1.1M - $1.2M Fri 1-1:30pm Photo ID required Aaron Silluzio 0414 422 299 Bill Sismanis 0401 241 070

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ALPHINGTON 28 View Street VIEW TO THE PARK & A PERFECT FUTURE Directly opposite Alphington Park with prized uninterrupted views, highly-regarded Riverside living is easily achievable with this absolutely charming 2BR duplex residence. Offers living room overlooking deck, functional kitchen/meals, bathroom, laundry, evaporative cooling, central heating and carport. Exciting potential to update near schools, city trains, shops, cafes and golf course.

Auction

Saturday 1st December at 11.00am

Inspection

Thu 2:30-3pm, Sat 10:30-11am

Contact

James Davis 0405 687 817 Peter Scott 0459 223 994

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FAIRFIELD 207B Station Street

IVANHOE 33 Fairy Street

QUIET & SPACIOUS INSIDE & OUTSIDE It´s not just the size that will surprise but also the style, quality, light and ambience of this secluded 3BR townhouse. Offers huge courtyard garden, 2 bathrooms, lounge, living/ dining to decking, granite kitchen, auto garage.

EXTENSIVE & ELEGANT IN EXCLUSIVE ENVIRONS A magnificent Fairy Hills´ presence, substantial zoned accommodation and perfect proximity to blue ribbon amenities are the hallmarks of this impressive 5BR residence. Including splendid formal rooms and stunning kitchen. Land 879m2 approx.

Auction Inspect Contact

Saturday 1st December at 2.00pm Wed 6-6:30pm, Sat 1:30-2pm Peter Scott 0459 223 994

Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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Office 9497 3222 | 9459 5666 Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277

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IVANHOE EAST 17-19 St Hubert Road A FAMILY LIFESTYLE PAR EXCELLENCE Unrivalled in its spectacular commitment to quality and luxury, this magnificent 4BR, 2 study residence with an elite address is the epitome of family lifestyle excellence. Opulent 65 squares interior (approx) opening to secluded alfresco oasis with heated pool and a stunning city panorama. On 1074 m2 grounds near private schools, shopping, medical precinct, transport and Yarra parklands.

For Sale

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Thu 6-6:30pm, Sat 3:45-4:15pm

Land

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Stewart Oldmeadow 0412 119 277 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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IVANHOE 1 Central Avenue STATE-OF-THE-ART FAIRY HILLS GRANDEUR A magnificent family lifestyle domain in the grand Queen Anne tradition, this commanding 4BR luxury residence graces a highly-coveted Fairy Hills corner position footsteps to Ivanhoe Grammar. Craftsman-built offering office/studio, sophisticated formal and family zones, balcony city views, premium Miele kitchen, hydronic heating, cooling, vacuum, self-cleaning pool/spa and double remote-control garage.

Auction

Saturday 8th December at 2.00pm

Inspection

Thu 6:45-7:15pm, Sat 3-3:30pm

Contact

Peter Scott 0459 223 994 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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IVANHOE EAST 12 Gruyere Crescent LIFESTYLE PRIZE OPPOSITE YARRA PARKLAND Directly opposite river parkland and trail enjoying uninterrupted views, this superb quality 4BR, 2 bathroom residence offers dual frontage and easy access to private schools in a peaceful country-style setting. Secluded north-facing alfresco area and pool, solar electricity/hotwater, 4 living areas, granite-finished kitchen, home office, DLUG. Near village shops, transport and hospitals.

Auction

Thursday 20th December at 7.00pm

ESR

$1,150,000-$1,265,000

Inspection

Sat 1-1:30pm

Land

713 m2 approx.

Contact

Gordon Whale 0419 335 459 Damien Carter 0438 850 166

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9497 3222 | 9459 5666

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MOSS

2/137 HUTTON STREET, THORNBURY

7/99 BALLANTYNE STREET, THORNBURY

STYLISH & CONVENIENT VILLA UNIT

FIRST FLOOR BRIGHT MODERN APARTMENT

Warm and spacious with modern flair this attractive unit set in Auction Saturday 15th December a small block of 4 will appeal to all who are looking for low at 1.00pm maintenance living in an excellent quiet residential location. Inspect Saturday This stylish unit provides 2 spacious bedrooms with B.I.R’s, a 11:00am - 11:30am bright lounge room with aircon/heating, modern kitchen meals James Moss area, central bathroom and its own private court yard. Features Call secure remote entrance to one car space, new carpets, new 0418 333 676 paint and blinds.

This extremely comfortable and well maintained apartment Auction Saturday 15th December situated in a superb tree lined street perfectly positioned at 11.30am for convenient living only minutes from schools, shops and Inspect Saturday transport. The spacious interior comprises one bedroom with 11:45am - 12:15pm W.I.R and tiled bathroom, updated kitchen meals area with James Moss S/S appliances and breakfast bench also a formal lounge with Call heating. Features security intercom entrance, one car space and 0418 333 676 split system aircon/heating. Currently leased till 1.8.2013.

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113 STATION STREET, FAIRFIELD 158 STATION STREET

East Brunswick

100A Lygon Street

AUCTION SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER @ 11.30 AM ESR $600,000 - $650,000

East Brunswick What a Buzz.

“A PERFECT PLACE TO START AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE” Brick veneer home in excellent condition & only moments to cafes/shops & station. Featuring entrance hall, living room with air conditioner, separate dining room with gas heater, two bedrooms with built-in robes, separate kitchen/meals area, front car access to carport. Land 313 square metres (approx). INSPECT THIS SAT 11.00 – 11.30 AM & SUNDAY 11.00 – 11.30AM

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Vintage shop and dwelling over one level and rear yard with bluestone retaining walls. Shop with 50’s style window display. Three room dwelling. Kitchen, lounge and bedroom. Quaint fireplaces and some original features. Requires work. Be close to the eclectic crowd. Last sold in 1939! Inspect by appointment only. FOR SALE BY SET DATE CLOSING THURSDAY 29TH NOVEMBER AT 5:00 PM (if not sold prior) AH: Peter Sowersby 0408 383 118 Michael Sowersby 0418 373 907

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: JOHN ALTIS: 0414 304 911 /BERNARD STOCCO: 0418 344 166

NORTHCOTE 6/8 Short Street VIEWS & BLUE CHIP LOCATION

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FAIRFIELD AUCTION SATURDAY DECEMBER 15TH @ 11.00 A.M. APARTMENT 12/10 STATION ST, INSPECT SAT 11.15 - 11.45 “Under instructions from state trustees” Situated on the river side of station st We offer this upstairs strate title apartment needing renovation comp security entrance which leads to an ent hall, bedroom with walk in robes, loungeroom and kitchen, ensuite style bathroom with shower/ bath and on title parking. Suit 1st home buyer, renovator, investor

AUCTION

This stylish open plan design apartment THIS SAT comprises of 2 bedrms, master with additional balcony (BIRs), bathrm, kitchen adjoining living room with immediate access to terrace. Completing this picture is secure entry & OSP. Situated close to shops, cafes and transport. Auction Saturday 1st Dec at 1.00pm Open Wed 5 - 5.30pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Mel Ref 30 F12 Quote Price $470,000+ Contact Steven Scalise 0439 660 334 | steven@chambersre.com.au Office L1/252 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North 9489 9888 | chambersre.com.au changing real estate

THORNBURY 104 Hutton Street

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Fitzroy North 148 Scotchmer Street SHOP FRONT WITH ENDLESS OPTIONS

A CLASSIC MIX OF CONTEMPORARY DESIGN Smart from the outside and even smarter within, this renovated 3 bedroom home offers sleek family living. Enjoy its modern kitchen & bathroom, streamlined dining room, separate lounge with fireplace & split system a/c. Features 2 levels, polished timber floors, powder room, laundry & native gardens. ROW access, OSP, close to transport and schools.

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Established Fruit Shop Business with over 30 years trading history comes free with this versatile building located in the Fitzroy North Village Precinct. Offering an exceptional and exciting array of options for any one with a vision to fulfil. (STCA). Zoned: Residential Zone 1. TERMS: 60 Days With Vacant Possession.

Auction Open Mel Ref Contact

Sat 15th December at 12.30pm As advertised or by appointment 30 A12 Mario Costanzo 0418 496 644 mario@chambersre.com.au John Costanzo 0418 990 457 john@chambersre.com.au Office L1/252 St Georges Rd Fitzroy North 9489 9888 Website www.chambersre.com.au changing real estate


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PREMIER GRADE Camberwell Magpies v North Melbourne At Camberwell Sports Ground CAMBERWELL 1st Innings 9 (dec)-314 NORTH MELBOURNE 1st Innings E GHASPERIDIS c Rickarby b Walker. . . . 60 M O’SULLIVAN c Hill b Walker . . . . . . . . . . 8 B McMINN b Drew. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 M LOVE b Drew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 R STOKES lbw b Bett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 C SANDRI lbw b Bett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 J DAMJANOVSKI lbw b Bett . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 T LAWFORD c McClean b McDermott . . . 39 M DORIC lbw b Bett . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 E JOHNSON not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 T ROBERTSON absent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 Extras (7lb 1w 10nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235 Fall: 26, 49, 166, 173, 173, 179, 199, 229, 235, 235 Bowling: W Walker 12-2-45-2, J Pearson 6-1-27-0, S O’Brien 5-0-23-0, B Drew 5-1-342, A McDermott 5-1-27-1, J Bett 11-6-15-4 Overs: 58.5. Result: Camberwell Magpies won Umpires: B Davies & A Sammartino Northcote v Richmond At Bill Lawry Oval, Northcote NORTHCOTE 1st Innings 66 RICHMOND 1st Innings 4 (dec)-186 NORTHCOTE 2nd Innings B PEAKE c Shimell b Garrett. . . . . . . . . . . 23 S TAYLOR c Carters b Wise . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 M STOINIS c Carters b Garrett . . . . . . . . . 35 B ABBATANGELO lbw b Allsopp. . . . . . . . 34 T MONTELEONE c Torney b Wise . . . . . . 10 A MARCH not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 J SUNDBERG not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Extras (2b 6lb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Five wickets for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192 Fall: 1, 60, 60, 97, 105

Buzachero (pictured holding bat, with Djorgonoski) played with Preston last summer and is again this summer after playing in Europe during the winter. Djorgonoski says it’s a bit of “pot luck” with imported players. “You never really know what type of player you’re going to get,’’ he said. ‘‘He might be a great player but not very interactive at training. “But we’ve got really lucky with Bubbie. He has been fantastic – he’s the first on the ground at training and the last to leave. “We hit gold when we got him over. He’s such a great personality and loves to help with the kids and seniors. “And on top of all that, he’s a fantastic baseballer. “His reputation is growing every day and the most important thing I hear from the players is that he keeps the game simple and doesn’t complicate it.” Buzachero also plays with the Melbourne Aces and recently secured a job at Baseball Victoria helping to develop the sport in Melbourne. Djorgonoski is a former cricketer who has been with the club for more than three decades since starting as a 19-year-old. “I was introduced to it by a school

Bowling: A Wise 16-4-29-2, M Shimell 9-226-0, B Torney 12-4-26-0, D Allsopp 9-5-181, S Garrett 13-2-34-2, J Durrant 17-5-34-0, A Delmont 5-1-17-0. Overs: 81. Result: Richmond won Umpires: R Patterson & W Sheahan Melbourne Uni v Hawthorn-Monash Uni At Melbourne Uni HAW-MONASH UNI 1st Innings 200 MELBOURNE UNI 1st Innings (res at 3-78) T POLKINGHORNE lbw b Black . . . . . . . . 27 M CLEMENTS c Alleyne b Black. . . . . . . . . 0 A KEELY c Alleyne b Collett. . . . . . . . . . . . 44 J LEGGETT lbw b Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 M MITCHELL lbw b Black . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 J MARTIGNAGO c Westgarth b O’Shea . . 60 M NALESNYIK c Blair b Collett . . . . . . . . . . 9 F AHMED b O’Shea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 M SIMPSON c Westgarth b Collett . . . . . . . 3 M STAFFORD c Westgarth b Black. . . . . . 19 G KENNEDY not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Extras (4b 4lb 11nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215 Fall: 8, 8, 78, 78, 81, 119, 162, 174, 178, 215 Bowling: S Black 17.4-4-69-5, D O’Shea 2212-27-2, T Collett 28-3-102-3, R Blair 3-1-9-0 Overs: 70.4 HAW-MONASH UNI 2nd Innings L TONKIN not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 J MARNIE c Polkinghorne b Clements . . . . 8 W TAVARE not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Extras (1lb 2nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 One wicket for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Fall: 45 Bowling: G Kennedy 4-1-10-0, M Stafford 5-1-19-0, F Ahmed 6-3-8-0, M Nalesnyik 4-27-0, M Clements 2-1-1-1 Overs: 21. Result: Melbourne Uni won Umpires: M Cervetto & G Joshua Dandenong v Carlton At Shepley Oval, Dandenong CARLTON 1st Innings 258 DANDENONG 1st Innings T DONNELL c Smyth b Sidebottom . . . . . 45

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one-run win over Blackburn on Sunday ensures Preston remains in touch with the top four in an incredibly tight Victorian Summer League baseball season. With five wins from 12 games, Preston sits equal ninth with Malvern, but is just a win behind fourth-ranked Melbourne with 20 games still to play. It is the closeness of the teams that has Preston president Alex Djorgonoski confident of a strong season in division one – and perhaps even March finals glory. “Our players have bonded well and been very competitive against the top sides,” he says. “With the league being the way it is, and there being very little between sides, anything can happen . . . if the boys get a run on, the objective is to finish in the top four. “We play a game where we just keep going; we aren’t really looking at the score even if we are behind. We’ve knocked off a couple of sides that way, because they thought they’d beat us. It’s a good, positive attitude to instil in players.” Preston’s stock rose considerably when it signed Bubbie Buzachero, a right-arm pitcher from Tennessee who signed with Major League Baseball’s Toronto Blue Jays, though he never made his major league debut.

mate,” he says. “A lot of cricketers come to baseball and really enjoy it. There are a lot of opportunities for players in a game and you aren’t stuck in a field for hours on end.” ■

C COORAY c Pilon b Smyth . . . . . . . . . . . 79 D QUIRK c Phelan b Welsford . . . . . . . . . . . 0 S MULLANEY c Pilon b Welsford . . . . . . . . 4 D DORAN b Welsford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0 P SWEENEY b Sidebottom . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 J NANOPOULOS c McKenna b Austin . . . 17 B HOCKING lbw b Salm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 J BUTTERFIELD not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 P BORASTON c McKenna b Austin . . . . . . 8 N LAMBDEN c McCormick b Salm. . . . . . . 0 Extras (2lb 6nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222 Fall: 73, 74, 86, 86, 166, 168, 199, 213, 222, 222 Bowling: N Austin 22-9-51-2, C Salm 12.22-42-2, T Welsford 12-2-38-3, R Sidebottom 18-6-57-2, T Smyth 10-0-26-1, T Buszard 4-0-6-0 Overs: 78.2. Result: Carlton won Umpires: A Barrow & D Ireland Footscray Edgewater v Melbourne At Merv Hughes Oval, Footscray FOOTSCRAY EDGEWATER 1st Innings 242 MELBOURNE 1st Innings M BEGBIE b Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 R COOPER lbw b Winter-Irving . . . . . . . . . . 9 M HILL b Dean. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 P PETRICOLA b Dean . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 A KENT c Russ b Kelly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 B McDONALD not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 W RYAN not out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Extras (9b 7lb 1w 5nb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Five wickets for . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 244 Fall: 13, 98, 108, 153, 185 Bowling: B Robertson 17-3-37-0, H WinterIrving 7-1-25-1, L Dredge 6-1-16-0, M Kelliher 6.4-1-29-0, M Kelly 17-4-67-1, T Dean 20-1028-2, B Green 6-1-16-1, W Robinson 4-0-10-0 Overs: 83.4. Result: Melbourne won Umpires: F Fabris & P Gillespie PREMIER LOWER GRADES 2nds: Melb Uni 216 d Haw-Mon Uni 87 (Sampson 38 Green 3-18 Hutton 6-15) & 9-162 (Grant 62 Van Cuylenburg 3-22), Melb

5-330 (Brown 131 Jackson 71 Edwards 50 Way 43) d Foot Edge 328 (Walker 103 Sheehan 53 Freeman 59 Hollins 41no Lovell 4-39), Dand 200 d Carl 165 (Sweet 41no Millard 33 Willcocks 3-29 Wilcock 3-61), Cam Mag 7-317 (Russ 96 Richardson 65 G Parker 49) d N Melb 315, Ncte 7 (dec)-244 (Grandell 68 Powick 53 Waldron 41 Whelan 48) d Rich 173 & 3-117 (Agar 49 Chalkley 37). 3rds: Haw-Mon Uni 5-250 (Stubbs 79 Willoughby 55no Pham 35) d Melb Uni 193, Melb 4 (dec)-115 d Foot Edge 107 & 172 (Douglas 52 Beniwal 30 Van Riet 3-14), Carl 6 (dec)-263 d Dand 81 (Gilbert 4-9) & 88 (Knox 3-10), N Melb 8 (dec)-248 (Cook 39 Martin 97 Goegan 49 Ross 3-53 J Doyle 3-50) d Cam Mag 116 & 4-78, Rich 158 (Brodie 54 J Fuller 42 Page 3-46 Lemin 3-24) d Ncte 146 & 0-83 (Hassett 56no). 4ths: Melb Uni 350 (Weeks 98 Humayon 44 Hesham 47 Ditchburn 38 Greenwood 3-24) d Haw-Mon Uni 170, Melb 5-264 (Worrall 84 Minato 59 Farr 51no Hill 42) d Foot Edge 6 (dec)-260 (Clements 83 Allada 34 Korsak 31), Dand 141 (Heldt 50 Blewitt 4-12) d Carl 74 (Williams 4-19) & 1-156 (Percy 76no Pettit 72), Cam Mag 8-182 (Norbury 58 Jayasinghe 52 Dhindsa 3-44) d N Melb 181, Ncte 5 (dec)-306 d Rich 122 (Attanayake 45 Wall 3-27 Dang 3-10) & 5-141 (Attanayake 49 Krelle 79no). VSDCA North East 1st XI: Plenty Valley 142 d Brunswick 70 and 205, Preston 7-211 d Croydon 173. North West 3rd XI: Brunswick 7-146 d Balwyn 7-135, Plenty Valley 1-67 d Preston 66. North West 4th XI: Preston 5-118 d Plenty Valley 8-87. METROPOLITAN EASTERN: A Turf: Richmond City 0-10 v Deepdene Bears 159. Macgibbon Shield: Wyclif 201 v Clifton Hill 0-4. Burt Shield: Deepdene Uniting 0-14 v Edinburgh 291. NORTH METRO: Jika Shield: Keon Park 0-0 v Northern Socials 235, Olympic Colts 2-9 v Holy Trinity 9 (dec)-313, Preston YCW District v North Brunswick/Rosebank 8-313.

Victorian Premier Cricket travelled to country Victoria this week for the Twenty20 Bush Bash. St Kilda, Carlton and Melbourne Uni played two matches each at Bendigo. University struggled all day, losing to both Carlton and St Kilda. Batting at first against Carlton, Uni scored just 4/115, which the Blues chased down in 17.3 overs. St Kilda won the day, however, making 7/123 against Carlton’s 8/120. Richmond, Hawthorn-Monash University and the Camberwell Magpies did battle at Wangaratta, where Richmond notched up two wins. Richmond set Hawthorn-Monash Uni a target of 5/140 in the first game and, despite David Alleyne’s 58, won out, with Allan Wise taking 4/14 in his four overs. Richmond batted second against Camberwell, and took only 16.5 overs to chase down the Magpies’ 103. Northcote, North Melbourne and Prahran travelled north to Barooga, where Prahran picked up two wins. Northcote managed only 78 in reply to Prahran’s 7/146. Marcus Stoinis, who played for Victoria in a Futures League game during the week, took 3/32. Northcote also lost to North Melbourne as the Kangaroos scored at a run a ball, making 6/121. Northcote made 8/109 from 20 overs in reply.

Quick Shield: Darebin Chargers 0-10 v Preston Footballers 9-172, Fairfield 3-82 v Old Ivanhoe 181, West Preston 126 v Preston Druids 3-162, Preston Baseballers 7-264 d Strathewen 92, Bellfield 164 v Cobras 1/78, West Ivanhoe United 8-282 v Cameron.

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SATURDAY LATROBE: Stroke A: J McCabe (5) 67. B: P Serong (13) 64. C: A Barrington (19) 68 cb.

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SATURDAY METROPOLITAN PENNANT Div 1: Sec 1: Fitz Vic 18-111 Strath 0-43, Moon Val 15-78 Rich Uni 3-57. Div 2: Sec 1: Sunb 18-84 Flem/Kens 0-60. Sec 3: Dare C 18-81 Fair 0-64, Rosan 0-62 Pres/Res 18-90. Sec 7: Rich Uni (2) 16-74 S Oak 2-73. Sec 8: Caul Pk 14-89 Rich Uni (3) 4-65 Div 3: Sec 2: Strath (2) 2-76 Fitz Vic (2) 16-86 Div 4: Sec 3: Thorn 2-67 Kew Hts (2) 16-88, Ivan (3) 0-69 Alph 18-90. Sec 8: Rich Uni (4) 2-55 Caul Pk (2) 16-80 Div 5: Sec 2: Pres/Res (2) 18-114 Keil (4) 0-57, Sunb (4) 2-70 Prin Pk Carlt 16-88 Sec 3: Pres/Res (3) 14-78 Whitt (3) 4-64 Div 6: Sec 1: Flem/Kens (2) 12-75 Alt (5) 6-74. Sec 2: Ess (5) 0-55 Bruns 18-94 Sec 3: Heid Glf (3) 15-84 Dare C (2) 3-79, Bund RSL (6) 14-84 Fitz Vic (3) 4-73 Div 7: Sec 3: Fair (2) 18-120 Lal (8) 0-45 Sec 4: Dare C (3) 2-44 Camb Cent (2) 16-119, Diam Ck (4) 14-74 Pres/Res (4) 4-58. Sec 8: Rich Uni (5) 4-74 MCC (7) 14-81. Div 8: Sec 3: Ivan (5) 6-68 Alph (2) 12-70 Div 9: Sec 1: Flem/Kens (3) 14-15 Sec 4: S Oak (3) 14-15 Rich Uni (6) 0-(-15)

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SUMMER LEAGUE: Div 1: Preston 5 d Blackburn 4. Res: Blackburn 3 d Preston 1. Thirds: Blackburn 8 d Preston 1

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