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JANE HUTCHINSON EDITOR ecently, in what must have been a fit of spring fever, my family decided to de-clutter the house. A weekend was set aside, boxes were brought in and we set to work, spurred on by visions of orderly wardrobes and debris-free surfaces. My daughter and my husband were impressive – some would say ruthless – filling vast boxes with old books, tired clothes and 12 years worth of day-to-day detritus. My son and I ... not so much. I started out with great resolve, but somewhere between going through the box of old letters under the bed and the folder crammed with my children’s kindergarten artwork, I found myself becalmed in a sea of nostalgia. I don’t know what makes some of us more attached to the past than others. Maybe it’s a longing for a simpler, more carefree time, but perhaps we tend to remember the past as better than it really was. When I recall my kids’ joyous pre-school

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years, I edit out the temper tantrums and nappies, and when mooching over old love letters, it’s all too easy to forget past boyfriends’ unsavoury habits and all the reasons we’re no longer together. People often talk about the good old days, but does anyone really yearn for a world preantibiotics or indoor toilets? In this week’s cover story, Kristian Silva investigates some remnants from the past that we’d rather forget. While many decry the rampant development gripping our suburbs, the blight of decrepit abandoned buildings and overgrown empty blocks serves to remind us that while nostalgia has its place, progress is sometimes preferable. I’m feeling a little nostalgic this week as I put to bed this, our last issue of Melbourne Weekly Eastern. But next week, in its place, we’ll be back bigger and better than ever with a new high-quality glossy magazine, The Weekly Review Eastern. Read about the changes on page 4.

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hen my wife Helen and I first moved to the area, we bought a quarter-acre block in Rosella Street, Doncaster East, and moved into our house in 1960. The land cost less than £1000 and our house cost less than £3000, and at the time there were just paddocks. We got my father to come down and look at the property and he said: “Why on earth did you buy out here? Only kangaroos live out here!” The area

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experienced a huge jump in population between 1955 and 1965 and we didn’t have many services. Our house didn’t have electricity and we lived with gas lights for the first 12 months. Most of us had come from suburbs like North Balwyn, Box Hill, Kew and Heidelberg, which were all well and truly developed, but now we were confronted with having none of these facilities. The development of Doncaster and Templestowe occurred differently to most suburbs. Normally, you take the train and facilities progress down the rail line – like from Box Hill to Blackburn to Nunawading. But in Doncaster, all these people wanted services at the same time. We all wanted roads built, we wanted kindergartens, we wanted schools. So we got together and built them or lobbied others to build them. You were involved in the community by default. We’re going through some challenges at the moment with planning changes, similar to the 1950s and 1960s when the area was all orchards. Land owners could see there was more money in selling their properties and getting out. While on the council, I was very involved in the Doncaster Hill project and pushing it through. I became convinced this was the way to try to limit development – by leaving the rest of Manningham in more or less its present state. Unfortunately the state government insisted that we had to allow three storey buildings along the main roads.

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Developers do everything they can to fill every inch of available space. While they may comply with the letter of the law, they sometimes don’t comply with the spirit of the law. The October council elections in Manningham and Whitehorse are both conducted by post. In the past, with attendance voting, there was a need to have a team behind you to hand out pamphlets and how to vote cards on the day. You really had to be a member of the community to stand for the council. With postal voting, people write out 150 words, have a good photo and they can go away and let the system resolve itself. The fact that most candidates who are number one on the ballot paper get elected is an indicator of how seriously voting papers are being completed. The impact of postal votes means we have a different type of person getting on to the council. Many have limited involvement in governance roles, little involvement in community activities and even less in working together within committees and boards. I’m not saying we didn’t have battles in the past, but we kept it on an issue basis and not a personal basis. Once things turn to a personal basis, the councillors lose all track of where they’re going. With Manningham, that’s been pretty clear and it’s been shown in the newspaper headlines. ■

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Rail precinct revamp Mitcham residents have until September 28 to give feedback to Whitehorse council on its plans to revamp the Mitcham station precinct. VicRoads starts work next year to remove the rail crossing at Mitcham Road. Draft plans of the redevelopment show new multi-storey carparks, residential apartments and mixeduse business developments built either side of Colombo Street. To see the plans and give feedback, visit whitehorse.vic.gov.au/ mitchamstationprecinct.html.

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Riders ready to vote More than 1.1 million Victorian cyclists are expected to vote in October’s council elections and Bicycle Network Victoria is calling on its members to back candidates who support better facilities for riders. In Whitehorse, the network wants continued upgrades to the Gardiners Creek Trail and for the state government to fund a Ringwood to Notting Hill Pipe Track. In Manningham, the group is calling for a link between Park Road and the Eastlink trail on the East Mullum Mullum path. Details: votebike.com.au.

Punching above their weight Sensei Chris Malloy says passion and “care factor” helped his business, Dynamic Martial Arts, win a Whitehorse Business Award on September 14. “We try to teach life skills,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s not about the punching and kicking – it’s about trying to make the younger people see that they can do anything if they apply themselves.” Dynamic Martial Arts, which won in the startup/micro/home-based category, offers karate classes for children and adults. “I’ve got two of my daughters – black-belts – who are instructors as well, and my other two younger children are involved as students,” Malloy said. Other winners were the Melbourne Guild of Fine Woodworking, Blackburn North Lions Club, U3A Nunawading, Australian College of Fitness & Bodywork, Sketches Cafe Bar & Restaurant, Spartan School Supplies and True Value Solar.

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murder in relation to a stabbing at a shopping centre car park in Burwood on September 1. A Bayswater man, 31, suffered non-lifethreatening injuries and was taken to The Alfred hospital after the incident. Box Hill detectives arrested two Springvale men aged 19 and 20 after executing warrants at properties in Noble Park, Springvale and Keysborough on September 17. The men faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on September 18 for a remand hearing and were denied bail. They were also charged with intentionally causing serious injury and affray. Detective Senior Constable Rhett Rattray said police wished to speak to two other men and a woman about the stabbing.

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Musical musings The Savoy Singers will present an afternoon of great entertainment, showcasing 100 years of musical comedy with songs from such shows as Camelot, South Pacific, My Fair Lady and Fiddler S on the Roof. From 2.30pm at the All Saints’ Anglican Church Mitcham, corner Maroondah An Highway and Edward Street. Tickets: $15 Hig (including afternoon tea). Details: call 9878 3463. (inclu September 30 Septe

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Bite of the big top The Bite-Sized Circus (pictured below) is Australia’s newest touring circus and it is bringing its show to Blackburn. Combining spectacular circus acts with mysterious theatrics, performers will thrill audiences with acts of skill, dexterity and comedic timing. From 6.30pm at the Blackburn Scout Hall, Lake Road, Blackburn. Details and tickets: visit bitesizedcircus.com. September 26

Take a trip to Centro Box Hill shopping centre this school holidays for Vegecation, a free school holiday program for kids to discover how to create delicious food from harvest to plate using home-grown produce. A ‘Vegecation Garden’ was also launched at Centro l Emai Box Hill for public use last week, event e featuring parsley, chives, mint and s thre coriander. From 11am–2pm each detail rior to sp day at the corner of Main and week ddo@ Market streets, Box Hill. Further seean om.au .c details: visit centroboxhill.com.au. fairfax October 1–5

Morning movie The Whitehorse Centre’s midweek matinee features Calamity Jane, a screening of the hugely successful 1950s Wild West film starring Doris Day and Howard Keel. From 10am at 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading. For details and tickets: call 9262 6555 or email tickets@whitehorse.vic.gov.au. October 3

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The Palace Balwyn hosts the Melbourne leg of the 12th annual Lavazza Italian Film Festival. Screening across five cities, more than 1000 film sessions will take place, creating the biggest Italian film festival in the world outside Italy. A selection of Italy’s

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t seems every time you take a drive down the main roads in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, there’s a new, shiny set of apartment blocks taking shape against the skyline. Once synonymous with big backyards, Melbourne’s leafy east is slowly changing to accommodate higher-density living. As the landscape transforms, stark reminders of the past are left behind, but it’s not always history as we’d like to remember it. Take, for example, the Standard Brickworks in Box Hill. Once a proud symbol of the area’s industrial prowess, it’s now a vision of vandalism and disrepair. To make matters worse, a former landfill on the site has attracted the ire of the Environment Protection Authority for years. Across Whitehorse and Manningham, several eyesores with less historical value have sat dormant for years, frustrating neighbouring residents who complain that

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decaying buildings and vacant lots present a fire risk, attract loiterers and drag down property values. In neighbouring Boroondara, the council has decided to crack down on local eyesores, enacting new laws that give it the power to fine owners who allow their properties to become dilapidated, dangerous and so unsightly that they compromise local amenity. An initial warning can be followed by a $2000 fine, then daily penalties of $200 for non-compliance, with recourse to the magistrate’s court if all else fails. In Melbourne’s north, the City of Moreland is a few steps ahead. Not only did it enact a similar law in 2006, it also levies “differential rates” on unoccupied land to encourage owners to maintain its appearance. Moreland has tough views on the effect of eyesores on the local economy: “Potential customers associate poor housekeeping practice with poor business practice,” the council says.

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As neighbouring councils crack down on suburban eyesores, Kristian Silva investigates the checkered history of some of the east’s most unsightly relics

In Whitehorse local laws are already in place which aim to prevent properties becoming unsightly, dangerous or detrimental to the general amenity of the neighbourhood. Fines range from $200 to $1000 for each offence under the Metropolitan Fire Brigades Act, but the council’s general manager of corporate services, Peter Smith admits penalties are handed out only “as a last resort,” and says Whitehorse does not keep a register of unsightly sites. Manningham has similar laws, with stricter regulations for the Doncaster Hill precinct. The council can force owners to prepare a land management plan if a site becomes dormant, stating when demolition is to occur or if the land is being prepared for construction. Such laws are believed to be a response to land-banking, whereby owners delay developing their sites until the market is

right, and an attempt to address some owners’ resistance to heritage overlays limiting what can be built on a site. Overlays do not require owners to maintain or restore buildings, which can lead to what even the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has decried as “demolition by neglect”. Some pundits have suggested that owners should be encouraged to maintain heritage buildings by reducing or removing permit fees for alterations in overlay areas. But while councils grapple with how to force owners to clean up their act, residents must put up with the blight of decaying buildings and neglected blocks, year after year – often not knowing who’s responsible and what – if any – plans there are to clean up or develop the sites. With this in mind, MW set out to investigate what’s going on with some of the area’s worst eyesores.■ — With Alison Barclay


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ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL 14 Federation Street, Box Hill There’s no doubt that the former Standard Brickworks in Box Hill has a certain charm. A relic of a past era, it sits near family homes and a popular park. But a fenced seven-hectare brickworks site is an easy target for vandals and squatters, who have progressively left their mark since it closed in 1988. While the brickworks’ chimney is something of a local landmark, it’s what was beneath the surface that caught the attention of the Environment Protection Authority. After the brickworks closed, the council used the property as a waste tip until 1999, when it was declared contaminated because of the condition of the groundwater and leaking landfill gas. The EPA imposed clean-up conditions, and while it remains on the EPA Priority Register, part of the property has been declared suitable for residential development. In 2006, the Whitehorse council granted a permit for property owner Phileo Australia to build 71 two-storey townhouses and eight three-storey buildings. The next year, VCAT granted permission for an education centre and place of worship to be built. In 2009, Phileo executive director Alfred Sung told The Sunday Age that work on the townhouses would begin in 2010, with the rest of the project to be built within five years. Yet work has still not begun on the site and Phileo did not return calls from MWE. Box Hill Historical Society president William Orange said he wanted to see the old brickworks converted into a museum. But before that, some major structural repairs are needed. “There hasn’t been much done to it since it was closed,’’ Orange says. ‘‘They did reroof the kiln during the past 10 years, but the mill [the tall building] has needed repairs for a decade and a half.”

LACK OF ENTERTAINMENT 78 Middleborough Road, Burwood East This 20.4-hectare former brickworks and quarry has been vacant for more than 15 years and was once labelled a “bombsite” by former Labor MP Bob Stensholt. There have been big plans for the block, including the $800 million Burwood Square – a residential, office, cinema and gym complex. After the Whitehorse council approved

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the plans in 2008, American owners Reading Entertainment’s enthusiasm for the project waned and the site was put up for sale in May 2010. There were no takers, although Reading is still keen to offload the property. The company’s most recent quarterly statement, released in June, says: “We continue to consider various methods to monetise all or at least the residential portion of our Burwood development site.” In December 2011, Reading estimated the site was worth $US53 million. Neighbouring residents continue to be frustrated by the long grass and overgrown trees at the site. While not considered serious enough to warrant council action, several residents told MWE in March that they believed it was a fire hazard. Last week, their views hadn’t changed. Forest Hill MLA Neil Angus said there was nothing the state government could do to fix the situation if no laws were being broken. “It’s a privately held property ... it is up to the owners.”

NO MILK FOR SALE 263 Mitcham Road, Mitcham Lawn bowls is a game of composure, so it must be hard to concentrate when a phone box is being smashed across the road. This kind of vandalism is rare in Melbourne’s east, but perhaps it’s not surprising that it happened outside this former milk bar, which has had a chequered history. Mitcham Bowling Club president Trevor Wing-Quay remembers the night a few years ago when the evening pennant was disrupted by a ruckus outside. Vandals aren’t as blatant these days, but it’s obvious they still pop by regularly to add a graffiti tag or two to the shopfront. With a child care centre and medical clinic as its neighbours, the front of the 1411-square metre building looks out of place. Interestingly, the back and sides of the building remain neat and tidy. “People do talk about it because it is a bit of an eyesore. For years, it opened and closed quickly,” Wing-Quay says. In 2002, the site was bought by former Melbourne-based company the Benchmark Hospital Group, now a 100 per cent subsidiary of international hospital group Ramsay Health Care. Unfortunately, there are no improvements in sight – Whitehorse council has not received any planning or building applications. September 25, 2012

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WAR ICON’S BATTLE 579 Park Road, Park Orchards The future of the once-iconic Park Orchards Chalet has looked bleak for some time. The chalet was built in 1928 as a clubhouse for the Park Orchards Country Club Estate and served as an army base during World War II. More recently, it was used as an entertainment venue and community meeting place. The site was sold for $1 million in 2007 to the Park Orchards Aged Services, which planned to partially demolish the chalet and build a 91-bed nursing home. The new owners went into receivership and local residents raised $500,000 to try to buy the chalet from administrators in 2009, but ultimately failed. The Manningham council rejected Park Orchards’ original nursing home proposal but the verdict was overturned at VCAT in 2010, on the proviso that work begin only when reticulated sewerage was connected to the site. That has yet to occur. The Park Orchards Ratepayers Association has been critical of VCAT. Member Kiki Tanousis says the whole situation is “a depressing episode”. “The issue is not one of aged care,’’ he says. ‘‘It shouldn’t be a choice between an aged care facility and community icon.”

GROVE GRUNGE 66 Orchard Grove, Blackburn South This suburban eyesore may not be around for much longer. Tucked away in Orchard Grove, it appears tradesmen have been demolishing this half-built three-bedroom house after the Whitehorse council took legal action against its owner. The council’s city development manager, Julie Reid, said there had been a failure to comply with a demolition order issued by the council because the building works were deemed structurally unsafe. According to land title information, the property’s owner acquired the site in 2001 for $210,000. The property has since been listed for sale in the property section of the MWE website. The house and 610-square metre block was spruiked by agents Foster & Co as “a rare opportunity to complete construction of this family weatherboard home or possibly resubmit your own new or revised plans”. MELBOURNE WEEKLY EASTERN – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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Bula! It’s the good life A dose of Fijian friendliness works wonders, writes a refreshed Joanne Sim

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lobby looking decidedly unglamorous in my robe and slippers, just in time to witness a bride walking down the aisle of the light filled chapel next door. A coincidence we think, until we learn later that Outrigger hosts 250 weddings per year. And with views like this, it’s not that surprising. Another spot to escape the kids is Outrigger’s fine dining restaurant, Ivi, where we have joined a lunchtime cooking demonstration with executive chef Shailesh Naidu. Sitting at an L-shaped table around Shai’s cooking station with a breeze coming through the open plantation shutters and waiters hovering to fulfil our every need, it’s the most picturesque cooking class I’ve ever been to. There’s no banging of pots or shouts of “yes chef” here, today we’re on Fiji time. In fact the only person who really has to work hard is Shai’s assistant who demonstrates how the Fijians laboriously scrape fresh coconut in order to make coconut milk. Our waitresses giggle with amusement at

it’s tempting to never leave. While the facilities are impeccable, it’s the friendliness of the staff that is the standout, especially when it comes to kids. From the Meimei nanny service to the free kids’ meals (which are always served first), this place is a haven for frazzled parents. At one stage my husband comments that he feels sorry for guests without kids in tow, but one glance at a young couple next to us lounging by the pool with cocktails and books, and we rethink that theory! That said, there are plenty of adults-only areas at the resort, one being the Bebe Spa Sanctuary, which is perched on top of the hillside and reached via a steep golf cart shuttle. After a quick pop out to the deck to admire the incredible, but extremely windy views, we are whisked into our treatment rooms. I have chosen the signature aroma facial, which also includes a vigorous foot and leg scrub and a shoulder and arm massage as my face mask does its work. After a blissful hour, I float back to the

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the suggestion of ever using canned milk at home as they serve us the beautifully presented finished dishes: reef lobster ceviche, seared fresh sea snapper with kumala cake and palusami vegetables, and banana vaka with coconut caramel sauce. It all tastes as delicious as it looks. After a few days of solid pool time, the kids are looking like wrinkled sultanas so we decide to wander over to the nearby Kula Eco Park. The small park is Fiji’s centre for the captive breeding of endangered species and the environmental education of local school students. As one iguana digs its claws into my arm while a second balances on my head, our cheeky guide explains how to be sure of its gender: “look into its ears and if you can see straight through, it’s male; just like humans!” Back at the resort, there’s time for an

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afternoon siesta before our daily delivery of canapés and glass of sparkling wine thanks to our daily butler service (it’s a hard life!). Tonight it’s a seafood themed buffet at Vale Ni Kana restaurant and the tables are laden with salads, fresh seafood and hot dishes. We’re just finishing up when the room swarms with children who crowd around the front area, ready for the live Fijian Meke show. The enthusiastic drummers, singers and dancers are captivating but I briefly look away and notice a young boy reaching around to cuddle into his Meimei nanny. That kind of love and attention can’t be contrived. My only regret is we aren’t able to take a Fijian staff member with us for the gruelling flight home. Now that would be service! ■ Joanne Sim travelled courtesy of Outrigger on the Lagoon.

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One for the road Gratitude is best expressed with a timeless grappa

ne would expect at this time of the year I’d write a piece on bubbles, as it’s spring time and the horse-racing season is upon us. As this is my final piece for the Weekly, bubbles would also be a nice way to toast the many wonderful people who have worked with me over the last few years. But bubbles are so predictable, so instead let’s look at some hard liquor: eaux de vie. As a tribute and way of showing my gratitude to those who have helped me on

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room and further on a generous family laundry with direct external access. The casual family living zone includes a U-shaped kitchen, meals and family living opening into a rumpus area which has large glass sliding doors onto covered alfresco dining with northern orientation. The kitchen features Blanco stainless steel appliances and joinery in a dark wood-grain laminate with light Caesarstone benchtops. Upstairs, a large open study or family living area has a central position, while the long light-filled main bedroom runs along two thirds of the house’s front width. It has two sets of windows as well as large doors opening onto the balcony. The main bedroom includes a capacious walk-in wardrobe at the entry to the en suite bathroom which features a double Caesarstone vanity, raised corner spa and large shower.

Three other upstairs bedrooms have built-in wardrobes. One bedroom is alongside the main bedroom at the front of the home and the two others along the rear, with a family living area in between. All three full-height tiled showers in the house include a glass mosaic tiled feature. The family bathroom includes a bath as well as shower and vanity with an adjacent separate toilet. Gas heating, evaporative airconditioning and a security system are included. Landscaping includes street front retaining walls with initial plantings leaving scope for buyers to develop gardens to suit their individual style. The double garage with remote control opens to the rumpus room and backyard. Household storage includes three linen cupboards and a large space under the stairs. ■


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19 GOLDEN WAY, BULLEEN BEDROOMS Five BATHROOMS Three LIVING: Lounge, family living, rumpus, upstairs games or family living, alfresco THE REST Kitchen, family meals, dining, laundry, powder room gas heating, evaporative airconditioning, double garage, security system PRICE $1.2 million plus SALE BY SET DATE October 2 at 6pm AGENT Barry Plant, call 9842 8888

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PLACESWELOVE ●

Exquisite family home etting a majestic picture of suburban opulence, this rendered residence has a stately and commanding presence surrounded by landscaped gardens. This family-friendly house exudes contemporary style and space, enhanced by a clever floor plan that includes a lounge, sunken dining area and vast meals-family zone that connects to a rumpus-sitting room with polished timber floors. The modern kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite benchtops and plenty of storage space. The rumpus and family rooms open to an under-cover entertainment patio. The main bedroom has a large retreat, en suite with spa and walk-in wardrobe.

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Enjoy the country life in the city limits elivering country ambience while still having easy access to the city, this brick-veneer homestead is in a tranquil pocket of Park Orchards. This lovely residence in a leafy court is ideal for a family who enjoy a country setting that’s still close to schools, shops and buses. There are two separate living zones, including a sunken lounge with fireplace and French doors that lead out to a paved courtyard, as well as a dining room and spacious mealsfamily area with a second fireplace and glass door to the backyard. The bright, country-style kitchen has marble benchtops, white cabinetry and plenty of storage and bench space. Downstairs, there is a rumpus with fireplace and access to a verandah and cellar.

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53-55 GOSFORD COURT, PARK ORCHARDS BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS Two LIVING Lounge, dining, meals, family, rumpus THE REST Store rooms, spa bathroom, en suite, off-street parking, private and established gardens, on 0.50 hectares (1.25 acres) PRICE $920,000-$1.030 million PRIVATE SALE AGENT Hoskins Wallace, call 9874 7677


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Sleek, neat retreat n about 580 square metres, this renovated residence offers abundance of space, light and privacy that would appeal to a growing family. It features multiple living zones with a sunny northfacing lounge and meals area and large kitchen with stone benchtops, island bench, stainless steel European appliances and breakfast bar. The family room has bifold doors that open to the elevated balcony. Downstairs, there is a large rumpus or playroom that connects to a store room and opens to a backyard with established gardens and cubby house. Further features include polished timber floors, ducted heating and vacuum, airconditioners, intercom, water tanks and single garage.

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32 FLINDERS STREET, BULLEEN BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS One LIVING Family, meals, lounge, retreat THE REST Renovated, large living spaces, stone benchtops, quality fittings and fixtures, entertainer’s balcony, close to Bulleen Plaza, Westfield Doncaster, schools and buses PRICE $620,000-$680,000 AUCTION October 6 at noon AGENT Fletchers Balwyn North, call 9859 9561

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2/19 ARGYLE STREET, DONVALE BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS Two LIVING Open living and dining THE REST Contemporary townhouse, kitchen with stone benchtops, rumpus room, separate laundry, powder room, built-in wardrobes, gas heating, airconditioning, rear deck, double garage with internal access, workshop PRICE $680,000 PRIVATE SALE AGENT Fletchers Doncaster, call 9841 5788

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54A MCLACHLAN STREET, TEMPLESTOWE BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS Two LIVING Open living and dining THE REST One of two townhouses, fully appointed kitchen, upstairs study, spa en suite, separate laundry, built-in wardrobes, polished floorboards, heating and cooling, undercover deck, double garage with internal access PRICE $690,000-$750,000 AUCTION October 6 at 11am AGENT Jellis Craig Doncaster, call 9851 3888

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BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS One LIVING Separate lounge and meals area THE REST Single-level unit, kitchen with ample storage space, laundry, bathroom with dual access, built-in wardrobes, gas heating, private backyard, double garage, minutes from parks, transport and Tunstall Square PRICE $469,500 PRIVATE SALE AGENT Landfield Doncaster East, call 9841 4433

BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS Two LIVING Separate living and dining THE REST Entrance hall, spacious kitchen and meals area, separate study or fifth bedroom, laundry, powder room, heating and cooling, easy-to-maintain gardens, under-house storage, double garage PRICE ON APPLICATION AUCTION October 13 at 12.30pm AGENT ASL Real Estate, call 9841 8000

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BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS Two LIVING Adjoining living and family rooms THE REST Open-plan kitchen with stainless steel appliances, study or fourth bedroom, separate laundry, built-in wardrobes, heating and cooling, automatic blinds, outdoor entertainment area, double garage with internal access PRICE $800,000 plus AUCTION October 6 at noon AGENT Barry Plant Doncaster East, call 9842 8888

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BEDROOMS Four BATHROOMS Two LIVING Separate living, dining and family rooms THE REST Large kitchen and meals area, walk-in pantry, separate laundry, built-in wardrobes, covered rear patio, good-sized backyard, double carport, close to Westfield Doncaster, schools and transport, ready to be renovated or redeveloped PRICE $600,000 plus AUCTION October 13 at 11am AGENT Philip Webb Doncaster East, call 9842 1477

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The Jamieson Bungalow 325 Price from: $218,890

The Coventry 295 Price from: $213,750

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Solid family credentials in the prestigious Yarraleen Estate Quality constructed home elevated for sky-high north views in quiet crescent. With large Living/Dining, family-sized kitchen, Rumpus and generous gardens with room for pool, children´s recreation or extension (STCA).

Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Estimate $780,000 Land 696 sq. metres approx. Contact Dallas Taylor 0408 217 778 Chris Savvides 0411 274 496 Office Doncaster 9851 3888 jelliscraig.com.au

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50 STATION STREET SEIZE THIS LAND OF OPPORTUNITY! This centrally located home offers a myriad of opportunities with tremendous potential for restoration, new home site, or multi unit / apartment redevelopment! (STCA). The enormous level allotment of approximately 1150m2 with a generous frontage of over 19.5m will see astute buyers appreciate the great potential this superbly positioned property presents. Within meters of Deakin University, bus & tram line practically at the door, parklands, easy access to all amenities that one could need and right in the heart of what is quickly becoming Burwood’s high density zone and a hive of activity! Leased to the same tenants since 2004 the spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plan with huge living zones including lounge dining, separate rumpus room & alfresco terrace overlooking the in ground pool, plus huge cellar & 2 separate garages may be restored to maximize the use of lettable space or perhaps remain as it is while you obtain council redevelopment approval.

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BULLEEN 19 Golden Way Golden Way Lifestyle A stately street presence has this brand new five-bedroom plus study/games room family home standing proud from its perched position, perfectly orientated to capture an undisturbed view of the city skyline and built to offer a lifestyle of unsurpassed quality and luxury. No fewer than four spacious living areas adorn the ultra-modern two-level layout, offering practicality and versatility for every occasion. 180-degree city views are also enjoyed on every level, from the terrace that flows off the sunken lounge to the private balcony that belongs to the five-star Master suite.

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Tuesday 2nd October at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More than $1,200,000

INSPECT

Thu, Sat & Sun 2.30-3pm Photo ID required

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Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

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TEMPLESTOWE 8 Forest Place A Secluded Treasure An exclusive enclave distinguished by its prestige and seclusion plays host to this opulent home that sets the standard in upmarket living. Clever design sees bedrooms zoned on a private wing, leaving the vibrant living areas to take centre stage in the heartbeat of the home. A wonderful view of the alfresco area provides a fitting backdrop against the sunken lounge, while sliding doors allow the two settings to seamlessly integrate to present standout indoor-outdoor options. This stately home enjoys convenient access to The Pines, transportation and the Eastern Freeway.

Saturday 6th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE

More than $800,000

INSPECT

Thu 5.30-6.15pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

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James Hatzolos 0418 518 694 Arthur Hasiotis 0415 178 078 Doncaster 9842 8888

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DONCASTER EAST 13 Watling Terrace Calling All Families! The growing family may just have discovered their perfect upgrade option with this immaculately presented home located in the highly-sought Milgate Estate. This standout home is defined by its spacious nature, with three separate living areas on hand to cater for your growing family’s needs. Timber deck combines with a paved area to create a worthy setting to entertain, while a superb in-ground swimming pool with spa is the place to be once summer arrives. Milgate Primary School, transportation and 35 acres of parkland are all within walking distance.

PRICE GUIDE

More than $680,000

INSPECT

Thu 1.30-2pm & Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Spiro Drossos 0425 709 479 Theo Politis 0415 030 088 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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BLACKBURN 52 Main Street An Impressive Home That Deserves To Be Magnificent Set on an elevated 890sqm (approx) allotment decorated with mature landscaped gardens, this 1925-built period home offers a country-style lifestyle in a prime Blackburn location. A location that’s part of the Blackburn Creeks district means scenic walks through Furness Park will always be at hand, while period features are omnipresent throughout the light-filled interior, which offers renovators a fantastic opportunity to restore this home to its former glory.

Saturday 6th October at 2.30pm PRICE GUIDE

Contact Agent for Price

INSPECT

Thur 5-5.30pm & Sat 1-1.30pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

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

PARK ORCHARDS 18-20 Rainbow Valley Road The Ultimate Tree-Scape Welcome to your own piece of botanic-inspired paradise, where a lifestyle of pure serenity, tranquility and luxury awaits. A spectacular central living area takes centre stage in the heartbeat of the home, impressing with its grand persona and striking architectural elements. A stunning timber deck will also have you entertaining in style, thanks to its breathtaking views and access to the fully enclosed swimming pool and flood-lit tennis court.

2nd October at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE

More than $800,000

INSPECT

Thu 11.30-12pm Photo ID required

CONTACT

Roland Rentz 0419 509 801 Allison Collis 0425 852 820 Doncaster 9842 8888 250 Blackburn Road

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BORONIA 1 Browning Road Stunning Homestead Rich In Local History This authentic period home has been sympathetically enhanced with features including; updated kitchen, bathroom with claw foot bath, pinelined study, fireplaces, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, shed and double garage. Don’t miss this once in a life time opportunity. PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Far From Your Standard Townhouse! Big on space, location and complete with its own title, this standalone Townhouse which is free from body corporate fees offers far more than your conventional property!

Saturday 20th October at 11am More than $490,000 Thu 11.30-12pm & Sat 10.30-11am Photo ID required George Pangalos 0430 060 123 Doncaster 9842 8888

BURWOOD 6 Sinnott Street A Home Of Very Grand Proportions Defined by its grand living areas, five bedrooms and spacious two-storey layout, your young family won’t outgrow this King-sized home anytime soon! The opportunity for this property is too good to refuse.

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$450,000 + Sat & Sun 12.00-12.30pm Photo ID required Monique Fitzgerald 0413 123 019 Boronia 9762 6666 69 Boronia Road

BULLEEN 5 Kampman Street

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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Asking $740,000 Thur & Sat 1-1.30pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222 88 South Parade

BULLEEN 32 Vera Street The Perfect Upgrade Young families are unlikely to find a better upgrade option than this honest family home, which offers three separate living areas, three double bedrooms plus study, a generous allotment and a location delivering convenience at every turn.

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Saturday 6th October at 12pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$640,000 - $730,000 Thu 1.30-2pm, Sat & Sun 3.30-4pm Photo ID required Mark Di Giulio 0407 863 179 Lisa Yeung 0422 677 033 Doncaster 9842 8888

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VERMONT SOUTH 302 Hawthorn Road Neat As A Pin! Nestled among established gardens and defined by its immaculate presentation, spacious living areas and zoned accommodation, families on the hunt for space they can grow into will fall head over heels for this alluring family home, only minutes from Vermont South Shopping Centre.

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FOREST HILL 76 Bindy Street Rich In Potential Here’s a chance to add your own touch to this charming home, nestled in a highly sought pocket delivering convenience at every turn. Enjoy the ease in which transportation services can be reached, while walking distance access to Forest Hill Chase adds further appeal.

Tuesday 2nd October at 6pm (unless sold prior) PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

Saturday 6th October at 11am

Contact Agent for Price Thur 4-4.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222

NUNAWADING 30 Sandy Street Move In And Renovate Or Demolish And Develop (STCA)! This gem may require a little polishing, however it is guaranteed to sparkle brightly and provide a nice return on your investment given its huge 867sqm (approx) allotment that boasts outstanding development potential (STCA).

Saturday 6th October at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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More Than $490,000 Thur 2-2.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222

VERMONT 38 Aubrey Street Family Life Doesn’t Get Much Better Wonderfully set on a manicured allotment resides this family home that offers picture-perfect living, inside and out. A show-stopping kitchen will provide joy to cooks of any level, while the close proximity of Eastlink, schools, Brentford Square and transportation adds further appeal.

A 3 B 1 C 1 E 2

Tuesday 2nd October at 6pm (unless sold prior)

Contact Agent for Price Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 12-12.30pm Photo ID required Adam Harris 0433 521 380 John Stack 0402 443 312 Blackburn 9878 0222

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

More Than $500,000 Thur 3-3.30pm & Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID required John Stack 0402 443 312 Adam Harris 0433 521 380 Blackburn 9878 0222

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Lower Plenty 5 Cleveland Court

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A Superior Family Lifestyle Country quiet yet city close, adjoining the golf course, this elegant residence features exceptional facilities for year round entertaining and enjoyment. Four living areas, four bedrooms including a "Presidential suite" for mum and dad, study and gourmet kitchen combine in a floor plan that introduces spaciousness on a grand-scale. 4000 m2 (approx) of landscaped gardens reveal a floodlit tennis court, heated pool and an expansive paved precinct. Floor heating and refrigerated cooling, marble fireplace surrounds, oversize garage and separate workshop enhance its impressive grandeur. Expressions of Interest Closing Tuesday 9 October at 6pm (Unless Sold Prior)

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Saturday 6th October at 11am

Samuel Tay 0434 058 724 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road

Park & Ride, the Eastern Freeway, bus, plus a private front yard. Extras include ducted heating, split system air conditioning and a car port for one car plus room for a second.

Prestige living at Exception Brilliantly located in the brand new complex, architect-inspired abode focuses on light, bright and spacious, a balcony plus stone benches and premier Smeg appliances in the kitchen. Main bed includes ensuite and WIR, heating/ cooling, storage cage and basement parking.

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Doncaster East 8 Pushkin Court Amazing space in the zone Set on 909sqm approx, this property has a swimming pool in its own paved garden. Three living spaces, each opening to the backyard, granite kitchen. Robed bedrooms, with master feat ensuite and WIR, plus a 5th bed/study, ducted heating and A/C.

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Sale $850,000 View Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID Required Milan Kinda 0439 821 044 Ray White Manningham 5/259 Blackburn Road 8841 2000 raywhitemanningham.com

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