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FORMER Moonee Valley mayor and current Rosehill ward councillor Shirley Cornish will appear in the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court on April 4 to face a charge related to her actions while mayor in 2010. Cr Cornish is the second Moonee Valley councillor to be charged by the Local Government Investigations and Compliance Inspectorate after its investigation into allegedly improper payments made to the city’s

contract. That variation is believed to be a 5 per cent wage increase resulting in a $13,600 gain for the former chief executive. Any variation to a chief executive’s payment is required to be brought before the entire council. In December, fellow Moonee Valley councillor Paul Giuliano was found guilty by the Broadmeadows Magistrates Court on a similar charge relating to his time as mayor in 2009. He was handed a $1000 fine, but was allowed to continue all normal duties as a Buckley ward councillor.

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former chief executive Rasiah Dev. Cr Cornish has been charged with one breach of section 76D of the Local Government Act 1989 for the alleged misuse of her position to obtain an advantage for Mr Dev. It is alleged that as a consequence of the misuse of her position, Mr Dev gained an advantage of more than $13,600. The charge specifically relates to an allegation that Cr Cornish signed a document with a council letterhead that endorsed a variation to Mr Dev’s

The Weekly understands Cr Cornish’s hearing may last for three days and include as many as 30 witnesses. Cr Cornish would not be drawn to comment on the charge but is expected to plea not guilty. By choosing that plea she would leave herself open to paying legal fees if proven guilty. Mr Dev left the council in April 2010 and is now Darebin Council’s chief executive. Darebin Council has been subject to its own external investigation since appointing Mr Dev.

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Hi-tech doesn’t push my buttons he graffiti carried a certain resonance. “You can’t backspace life.� Too right, I thought, slinking to the train wearing a large hat and sunglasses. It was the morning after the email of the night before. I’m still not entirely sure how I managed to upload every email address in my computer to a professional networking site. I’d read the handbook on what not to do on such sites, but somehow managed to transgress every rule with a click of a button. Well, maybe a couple of buttons in nuclear sequence. The first sign something was wrong was a perplexed email from the dog groomer wondering if I was setting up in opposition. This was followed by one from my old dad. “I’d love to be part of your ‘professional network’, dear, but couldn’t get past the question, ‘How do I know you?’ There was no box to tick for fruit of my loins.� With sinking heart I reviewed my sent invitations and saw my life flash before my eyes. A former Commissioner of Police? OK! But an outlaw motorcycle gang — which shares the name of a well-known sporting goods company? But there I was complete with my best glossy magazine editor photograph and CV including years as a crime writer asking politely to “share updates� with . . . the Rebels. The next three hours were spent frantically withdrawing invitations. I’m still not sure how many actually reached their destination. I’ve not heard from the ex-Commissioner of Police nor the menacing rumble of Harleys, but I have learned the hard way when to click “ignore�.

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Rotarians will deliver 600kg of donated medical consumables and 180kg of new medical equipment across four hospitals and a $360,000 CT scanner to the Yangon Children’s Hospital. Burma delegate Simon Cookson said the club’s connections had also organised Melbourne doctors to train doctors in the Yangon General Hospital on how to handle emergency situations. ‘‘This will be our biggest and best result with fewer in the party making the trip. ‘‘The travelling group is smaller this year as the explosion of tourism in Burma has stretched the capabilities of their hospitality to the limits and so it will be easier for us to go as a smaller group. ‘‘The club is proud of its longstanding deeds

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Retail ‘magnet’ regains pulling power BY EUGENE BENSON MORE than a year since fire destroyed his Keilor Road store, much-loved trader Tony Duong has finally reopened his family business, Niddrie Supa Bargains. The store was gutted on December 5, 2011, and until late last year had sat in a derelict state, leaving Mr Duong out of work. The lease holder and not the owner of the land, and with limited English, Mr Duong has faced several challenges to first secure an insurance paid re-build of the building, and also to come to new terms with the land’s owner for a fair lease agreement. Mr Duong even had energy companies still trying to charge him for their services while the building was in a derelict state. Popular among traders on the street, Mr Duong’s store, with its eclectic stock, is seen as a business driver on the street. After being made aware of his struggles in early 2012, Niddrie MP Ben Carroll said he had acted on behalf of Mr Duong, whose building is just two stores from the MP’s own electorate office. Mr Carroll said he got involved because he noticed ‘‘nothing was happening’’. ‘‘I was only just elected when I started to help Tony, dealing with property agents, insurance brokers, energy companies, the landlord . . . that’s when I realised the difference it makes when you are a local member making these calls, getting the ball rolling for Tony. ‘‘I got to meet [Tony’s] whole family during the process, his wife bringing me meals to the office while we worked out these problems, which I can say have been tough for me, and I have a legal background, so for Tony it just would have been a real handful. ‘‘We’ve virtually had mediation to come up with a new lease, which was more fair and reasonable on Tony than what was first being offered.’’ Mr Carroll said he visited Mr Duong on the shop’s reopening day and his smile said it all. ‘‘It’s been 12 months of solid work which I’ll never forget no matter how long I have this job.’’

From the ashes: Tony Duong in front of his store for the grand reopening. Picture: Michael Copp

Mr Duong said he was more than satisfied with the new arrangement and relieved all was back to normal on Keilor Road. ‘‘All my family appreciate Ben for his very big help.’’ Originally from Vietnam, Mr Duong has worked at the Niddrie Road store since 1996. He took on the lease in 2007.

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Kangan TAFE site plan cut down to size little consideration to improving Avondale Heights services and facilities to cope with such a major development. The revised proposal is likely to be capped at two storeys and the number of dwellings reduced by half. Some citizens are critical that the amended proposals have taken more than two years to be tabled; others believe it’s better that Places Victoria get the plan right, even if deadlines are broken.

he Avondale Heights community will soon learn of scaled-down plans for the redevelopment of the Kangan TAFE site by Places Victoria. The master plan is almost ready to be presented to the community after which it will be formally considered by Moonee Valley Council. Places Victoria, the state’s urban development authority, was sent back to the drawing board after a community backlash when plans for a fivestorey complex and more than 270 dwellings were tabled in 2010. The principal criticism was that the development would put a huge strain on the existing Avondale Heights infrastructure, and there had been

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Deployed: Rev Mark Dunn is serving as chaplain to the Regional Assistance Mission in the Solomon Islands. Picture: Scott McNaughton

Australian government. The project is known as Operation Helpem Fren, which is pidgin for ‘helping friend’. About 160 service personnel, of whom 115 are Australian, are working in the islands. St.John’s parishioners are

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We urgently need a transport link to the airport. But we should learn from the inept proposal of the Bracks government. The key parts of any link should include the following: ■ It must be fully integrated into the metropolitan system with the same fares. This way you would pick up thousands of workers at the airport thus boosting revenue. ■ It needs to be a 24/7 service to meet expected demand. ■ A total travel time of 25-30 minutes would be needed for it to be viable. ■ The new line should be used to cater for the growing suburbs on Melbourne’s northern or western suburbs. This would involve construction of two or three additional stations. ■ If necessary, residences along the route should be offered soundproofing. Above all, there should be a genuine examination of all possible routes and full community consultation if we are to avoid the defeat of a proposal that is needed.

The Ponzi-demographics relies on the growth of our population to give jobs to property developers, town planners, a swelling customer-base to large corporations and jobs for tradies. Housing is not a consumable product, and thus due to this skewed economic model, we have an expanding urban growth ‘boundary’ that continues to be stretched. Australia has the highest mammal extinction rate of modern times, and the explosive rate of human numbers means that, globally, wildlife is being pushed to extreme fringes of survival and heading over the extinction cliff. Australia’s fertility rates are below replacement levels, and people are trying to live in smaller footprints. However, our Ponzi-economy relies on high levels of immigration and malicious and destructive growth. ‘Big Australia’ advocates think that native animals are optional extras rather than an essential part of our landscape, ecological processes, natural heritage and rightful custodians of our land.

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say thank you to Essendon Little Athletics Club for working tirelessly to ensure that their recent Pinkletics Day would be a great success – and it was! The Essendon club made a phenomenal effort and through online fund-raising as well as activities held on the day, they have raised over $500. Of course, all of this would not have been possible without support from the wider community, so thank you for coming out in pink and getting behind your club’s Pinkletics Day. Community events such as Pinkletics go a long way to help the McGrath Foundation raise funds to place McGrath breast care nurses in communities right across Australia and increase breast awareness among young women. We’re so grateful for the support we receive from the community and we can proudly say that we currently have 81 working McGrath breast-care nurses who have together supported more than 19,300 families. As we say at the McGrath Foundation, together we can make a difference and we look forward to sharing the pink magic with you again in 2014!

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AT a time when Moonee Valley is supposed to be celebrating its cultural diversity and the recent Harmony Day, reports of blatant racism have emerged from multicultural melting pot Flemington. An Ascot Vale PhD student, who asked to have her name withheld, told the Weekly a Somalianorigin friend was last week refused service at a Flemington cafe because ‘‘her kind’’ had vandalised tables at the cafe in the past. The student, whose PhD thesis is on the physical activity of immigrants at the Flemington housing estate, said she was having a regular catch-up with her friend when the incident happened. She said her friend was a mother and healthcare professional and the furthest thing from a trouble maker. ‘‘Ironically, we weren’t even wearing Harmony Day ribbons when the incident took place. ‘‘She’s a Somalian lady, with dark skin and wears a hijab and the guy [at the cafe] said she had put graffiti on the tables. ‘‘He served me but said he would not ‘serve her kind’. ‘‘I couldn’t believe it. How ridiculous is that!

There’s no way she would have graffitied the tables; she’s actually someone who meets other ladies at this cafe for a coffee all the time.’’ ‘‘I was shocked when it happened, but she wasn’t really shocked, just more annoyed.’’ The Somalian-origin woman from North Melbourne asked to keep her name off the record for fear of being seen as a troublemaker. Moonee Valley mayor Narelle Sharpe said she was appalled that such discrimination was alleged to have taken place at a local business. ‘‘Moonee Valley has a reputation for being a community that is welcoming and supportive of citizens regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, culture or socio-economic status, and for this to take place during Cultural Diversity Week is particularly disappointing.’’ Cr Sharpe said the council aimed to be an agent for change towards a more diverse, accessible and inclusive community. She cited as an example of the work the council does the Flemington Neighbourhood Renewal Program — a partnership between the council and state and federal governments that assists the local community to access employment opportunities and helps make Flemington a place where people want to live.

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Step up for diversity AS Victoria celebrates Cultural Diversity Week, Flemington community leader and chair of the African Think Tank, Berhan Ahmed, has called for more to be done to include minority groups and emerging communities in grassroots politics. While Moonee Valley Council strives to celebrate the region’s diversity, no one from any of the area’s minority groups is represented on the elected council. The past three councils have not included anyone of African or Asian descent, and no one from these backgrounds ran in the 2012 council election. Dr Ahmed said an example needed to be set by community leaders allowing and promoting those from minority backgrounds for greater participation. ‘‘There is an institutional crisis in this country. There are institutional barriers that most people don’t see because we live in it every day. The time for talk and gestures is over. We need to own the change.’’ Dr Ahmed said that when he ran in the Melbourne byelection last year and also the most recent Melbourne City Council election, he felt empowered by the support he received.

Come forward: Berhan Ahmed wants to see more cultural diversity in local politics. Picture: Steve Lightfoot Moonee Valley mayor Narelle Sharpe said the council did work to encourage minority groups to take part in its elections. She said in the lead-up to last year’s elections the Municipal Association of Victoria ran a campaign on behalf of local councils to encourage more nominations from women, younger people and those from multicultural backgrounds. Cr Sharpe said the council extended the campaign through advertising and media materials at the Civic Centre and municipal libraries.

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Care for the kiddies The redeveloped Strathmore Children’s Centre now delivers a funded preschool program, which has been integrated with long-day-care. This integrated service gives families access to preschool and long-day-care all under one roof. Parents interested in finding out more can email council@mvcc.vic.gov.au or call Strathmore Children’s Centre on 9243 1200. An information session will be held on April 17 to give families information on preschool programs, including integrated services, in Moonee Valley. For session details, go to mvcc.vic.gov.au/preschool

Hoops joy in Keilor The state government has announced $650,000 for redevelopment of Keilor Basketball and Netball Stadium. Sport and Recreation Minister Hugh Delahunty said expanding sports infrastructure was crucial for growing areas. “Along with the proposed new change rooms

and storage areas, the redevelopment will help address the shortage of basketball and netball facilities in the region, which has more players than courts.’’

Classics flicker anew Moonee Valley Council, in partnership with Vic’s Flicks, will have monthly classic movie screenings until November. Screenings are free for Moonee Valley residents who are elderly or have a disability, as well as their carers. Bookings are required, as spaces are limited – contact the council’s Healthy Ageing Officer on 9243 8712 or email connected@mvcc.vic.gov.au to book at least one week before the screening. For more information, including the list of movies to be screened, go to mvcc.vic.gov.au/connected or call 9243 8712. The next screening is of Many Rivers to Cross on April 18 at 1.30pm at the Burley Griffin Neighbourhood Centre, Park Drive, East Keilor.

Pilgrims progress For nine years, churches across Moonee Valley have been coming together on Good Friday to host a ‘reflective journey’ at Queens Park The popular event, which usually attracts about 300 people, involves a walk accompanied by a wooden cross as people listen to prayers, followed by reflections and singing. Organisers of this year’s event include Gwenda Perry and Heather Colyer, of St Thomas’ Anglican Church in Moonee Ponds; Neil Ritchie, of St John’s Uniting Church in Essendon; and Brian and Sue Herberte (pictured), of the Essendon Baptist Church. The Good Friday reflective journey begins at the gates of Queens Park on the corner of Kellaway Avenue and Mt Alexander Road, Moonee Ponds, on Friday at 11am. Details: Neil Ritchie on 0437 602 916 or 9378 3441.

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Class is out, new owners on the way BY DAN MOSS and EUGENE BENSON SCHOOLS left vacant are being sold off to beef up state revenue under a Napthine government plan. About 200 schools or education sites statewide are vacant and 192 of them are considered surplus to requirements. The sites, now considered surplus to educational use, will be offered to government departments and local governments, then to private buyers. In Moonee Valley, the former Milleara Primary School site has just been sold for $5 million to be developed into an aged-care facility. The Avondale Heights site is in limbo with private bidders failing to make the reserve for the 18,500-square-metre block in January. The site was placed on the market by Colliers International late last year on behalf of the state Department of Education. A department spokesman said the former school closed at the end of 2010 and was declared surplus to educational requirements.

“Embracia Communities purchased the 1.85-hectare site for $5 million,’’ the spokesman said. “The company’s long-term proposal is to provide aged care accommodation. ‘‘However, it has agreed to comply with the contract conditions by seeking to lease the premises for educational purposes for at least three years.” Education Minister Martin Dixon said: ‘‘We don’t need it. We’ve made a judgment about that. Another government department doesn’t need it; local government doesn’t need it.’’ Responding to a question on whether this move harked back to the Kennett era of school closures, Mr Dixon said: ‘‘The previous government sold land. Disposing of it is a better thing because the money goes back into the government.’’ Premier Denis Napthine said the proceeds of the sales would boost state revenue and fund government operations. He said surplus sites would be sold where the best value for money could be achieved. Opposition leader Daniel Andrews said he

Surplus: The Milleara Primary School site has been vacant since 2009. doubted the money would be spent in the communities where sites were sold. ‘‘It will be the first thing that looks like a capital works agenda out of this government if they do,’’ he said. An Education Department spokesman said the door was open to private educators to start using

the sites. He said the sales process was occurring at: ■ North-eastern Victorian region: 37 sites ■ North-western Victorian region: 40 sites ■ South-eastern Victorian region: 35 sites ■ South-western Victorian region: 80 sites

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MUSHROOM

fter years of trying, Michael Gudinski will roll out his fantasy show this weekend at Hanging Rock. The Mushroom Records founder will realise his long-time dream of bringing The Boss to home soil in two sellout shows during the Easter weekend. “The Bruce Springsteen people called it the Fantasy Gudinski Show,’’ he jokes. ‘‘Well, the fantasy has actually come true.” The concert bill also features Jimmy Barnes and The Rubens and sold out within hours. Each show has attracted about 17,000 punters and will mark the end of Springsteen’s international Wrecking Ball Tour. The weekend performances are expected to reap more than a million dollars in local economic benefits. Accommodation in the Macedon Ranges is booked out. “Springsteen is the icing on the cake,’’ Gudinski says proudly. “I’ve been chasing him for years and years. To end the tour at Hanging Rock will be very special.” Gudinski is a hard man to pin down. I’ve been waiting for an interview with him for what seems like an eternity. When we finally meet I’m ushered up three flights of stairs to his private office at Mushroom headquarters in Albert Park. The spiral staircase through the centre of the building feels like climbing the ladder to rock royalty. His top floor office is plastered with promotional posters for gigs old and new. We sit on a comfy brown leather couch and I begin to wonder how many famous people have sat in this very spot. Gudinski puts his feet up on the couch and collects himself. He’s not at all what I expected, casually dressed in a plain black T-shirt and jeans and sporting a scruffy silver beard. He tells me he went to see Garbage the night before and apologises for his resultant croaky voice. We begin by talking about his long association with the Macedon Ranges, which he reckons is one of Australia’s best-kept secrets. The connection with country Victoria began in 1972 when he and business partner Ray Evans staged the famed Sunbury Festival. The pair managed and booked all the entertainment for the event. It was a statement back then – that Australian music is as good as any music in the world. “It was a great time in the sense that it was the coming-of-age, a very defining moment that an allAustralian bill, for the first couple of years, could attract that many people.” One of the quirkier parts of the festival involved Evans and Gudinski, ever the entrepreneur, selling watermelons at a stand. By the end of the night the pair had made a tidy profit with their side project. It would later turn out to be an even bigger year for Gudinski when he founded the Mushroom Records label. A few years later in 1975, the movie Picnic at Hanging Rock was released and the idea of holding

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Bruce Springsteen has sold out two shows at Hanging Rock

Michael Gudinski and the original Sunbury Festival live triple album featuring the crowd photo at the same security fence

Michael Gudinski and fellow music promoter Michael Chugg

Music mogul Michael Gudinski has been renowned for taking Australian music to the world, but now he’s realising a long-held dream to bring the world to his ‘‘backyard’’. Angela Valente reports

Gudinski’s connection to Mount Macedon spans more than 20 years, when he bought a property in

the idyllic town. His place has been used by many highprofile artists to record and write tracks over the years. Melbourne band The Temper Trap wrote most of its successful first album Sweet Disposition, which sold almost a million copies worldwide, at the house. Hip Hop trio Bliss N Eso, managed by Gudinski’s son Matt, also have written songs there. “It’s been very effective,’’ Michael Gudinski says. ‘‘We’ve also had some massive parties in the early days, from Madonna to Billy Joel and Sting. More importantly, I’m trying to leave a real artist legacy with the place.” The music guru has notched up a long list of achievements for services to Australian music, including being inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame in the early ’90s with a lifetime achievement award. In 2006, he was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia medal for service to the entertainment

industry – through promoting Australian recording artists and as an advocate for young people in the music industry – and to the community. In 2009 he played a part in the Sound Relief benefit concerts, which raised more than $8 million for victims of the Victorian and Queensland bushfires. Last year he was named Melburnian of the Year for his contribution to the city in the music field. It’s an impressive CV by anyone’s standards. Throughout the years, Gudinski has relished the chance to work with the finest crop of Australian artists. He says one of his more rewarding tasks has been mentoring young people in the industry. “I’m very fortunate to have a job that I’ve loved. It’s very important to encourage and develop new people, in particular young new people.” Gudinski is often asked how to break into the music business and says there’s no simple answer. “I don’t think it’s something you have to be educated for and I know there are a lot of courses out there.’’ The 61-year-old may be getting on in years but has the same enthusiasm for his work today as he did when he started. His aim was to take Australian music to the world. No one could argue he hasn’t achieved his dream. “It really is a dream come true,” he admits. “I never had a long-term plan. To reach the 40th anniversary and have my son [Matt] now involved with the company is inspiring. It’s all I’ve done all my life and I’ve got no intentions of giving up. I’ll stay involved until the day I die.” Looking to the future, Gudinski is keeping tightlipped on the next big act to grace the stage at Hanging Rock, but promises another big name. “We do a lot of shows as the Frontier Touring Company and we also do a lot of other things, but these are my own special projects. It’s a challenge to make it a better and better experience each time. It’s a massive exercise and hopefully we can unveil some big plans for the next phase. “Easter is going to be a hard act to follow.” I

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outdoor concerts at the Rock was forever planted in his mind. “It’s an iconic movie around the world and I guess I would like to think that Hanging Rock could become world renowned,’’ he says. Having already produced sellout concerts with Leonard Cohen in November 2010 and Rod Stewart in February last year, delivering Springsteen was in many ways humbling for Gudinski. “It’s like my backyard: I think everyone is seeing how good it is for the region. I want the area to be renowned for music and the arts.” He explains that putting on concerts in the east paddock of the Hanging Rock Reserve is a significant challenge, with no power, water or phone connections. “It’s very expensive to do a show there. The [Macedon Ranges] council is certainly helping out by applying for a number of grants, but it’s a site that could be even better. It’s special not just for me, but for Bruce and the artists. They understand it’s a pretty special venue, the fact that we can utilise the Rock and light it.”

Mushroom Records’ famous signings: Skyhooks Split Enz Chantoozies Hunters & Collectors Painters and Dockers Kylie Minogue Garbage Paul Kelly Jimmy Barnes Yothu Yindi

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‘Now we can strategically plan’

TAFE ‘repairs’ fail to impress

KANGAN Institute interim chief executive Richard Turnbull has welcomed the state government’s promise of an extra $200 million in TAFE funding statewide. Mr Turnbull said the money would help strengthen and encourage innovation in training delivery and content in the TAFE sector. ‘‘The move to full operational and commercial autonomy is something Kangan Institute has been working towards and is well placed to respond to,’’ Mr Turnbull said. ‘‘The board having the ability to strategically plan and implement full control over all its assets will be a huge improvement to the current system. ‘‘We will be submitting funding proposals for innovation, collaboration and business reform in line with the structural adjustment fund.’’ The funding was announced earlier this month by Premier Denis Napthine and Higher Education Minister Peter Hall, less than a year after the government cut $300 million from vocational training. “There is $200 million funding over four years to support TAFE institutes better equip themselves to meet the challenges of the future but, importantly, to deliver the programs and courses their students and communities need,” Mr Hall said. — Helen Grimaux

BY BENJAMIN MILLAR and MELISSA CUNNINGHAM NEW funding to support “innovation and structural reform” in the TAFE system is too little, too late for Victoria University, according to TAFE supporters. The Australian Education Union last week warned that the state government’s promise of $50 million a year over the next four years would fail to undo damage already inflicted at VU TAFE. Branch vice-president Greg Barclay said VU courses, including sport and fitness, hospitality, business, tourism and boatbuilding, had already been cut due to a $32 million funding shortfall, following last year’s statewide cuts totalling $300 million. Western suburbs author and former TAFE student Amra Pajalic called for the funding to go directly to services where cuts had been made. “The money taken from Victoria University needs to be returned to the courses that were robbed of it,” she said. Higher Education and Skills Minister Peter Hall said the government funding changes meant more students were enrolling in vocational education and training. But Western Metropolitan Greens MP Colleen

Education woes: Amra Pajalic wants new TAFE funding returned to courses that were ‘robbed’.

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for privatisation and selling our TAFE campuses that have had so much public money invested in them over the years.” The National Tertiary Education Union agreed the changes could pave the way for privatisation. Friends of VU spokesman Paul Adams doubted the institution would get any of the funding.

Hartland slammed last week’s funding announcement as a PR stunt that did nothing to help students or the staff who had lost their jobs. “The money being allocated to TAFEs is to undertake ‘innovation and structural reforms’ and TAFEs are also being given more power to sell their assets,’’ she said. ‘‘This sounds like code

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Pre-budget plea for west’s infrastructure BY NICK TOSCANO A DELEGATION of western suburbs leaders has laid out its wish list in Canberra with the hope of snaring concrete commitments before the budget and September 14 election. Tapping into the federal budget for roads, schools, hospitals and job creation in Melbourne’s west was the aim of the game for the group of mayors and council CEOs, led by the region’s peak body, LeadWest. With 172 days until Australians go to the polls, key local government representatives from Moonee Valley, Wyndham, Brimbank and Hobsons Bay made the trip to the capital on March 20. They met with PM and Lalor MP Julia Gillard, Maribyrnong MP Bill Shorten, Gorton MP Brendan O’Connor and outgoing Gellibrand MP Nicola Roxon. LeadWest chief executive Anton Mayer said the top priority for the west was federal funding to bankroll the east-west link. In June, Opposition leader Tony

Abbott pledged to funnel $1.5 billion into the 18-kilometre project, which will link the Eastern Freeway, CityLink and Western Ring Road, and include a second Maribyrnong River crossing. Ms Gillard said the meeting had been productive, adding that sustaining Melbourne’s west needed to be a critical focus of all tiers of government. The delegation also sat down with the Coalition’s childcare spokesman Susan Ley, health spokesman Peter Dutton and infrastructure spokesman Warren Truss. Mr Mayer said two days of meetings were aimed at ‘‘making sure the west of Melbourne is on the screen for everybody’’, regardless of who wins office. ‘‘We won’t be going home with a $100 million project in our pockets, but we’ve sewn the seeds and reinforced our message.’’ Listening: Julia Gillard speaks with a western suburbs delegation of council leaders about infrastructure needs.

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Trim the sails, Osaka here we come BY GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK AN Essendon yachtsman is captaining one of two Hobsons Bay Yacht Club crews pitting themselves against each other and the ocean in an 11-yacht race from Australia to Japan. Robert Bradley is joining Joey Gough on the Escapade in the Melbourne Osaka Cup doublehanded yacht race, a 5500-nautical-mile journey against Eric Marsh and Paul Neilson aboard Turbulence. Before their departure from Williamstown last Sunday, Gough told the Weekly the race involves ‘‘35 to 40 days at sea, a lot of heat in the tropics, a lot of frustration in the doldrums, trying to make the boat go when the wind’s wafting this way and that, and some, hopefully, superb trade-wind sailing’’. ‘‘It’s a challenge and I’m into finding new adventure, and this is certainly an adventure.’’ The two men live in cramped quarters and work continuous shifts. ‘‘The one period when we spend some time together is the 2 o’clock changeover when the oncoming crew cooks the major meal of the day and the offgoing crew tidies up,’’ Gough said. The small race has a high profile because of its high degree of difficulty. It’s a ‘‘two-handed

race,’’ meaning that only two crew members are on each boat in a long-distance race from the south to the north of the Pacific. Bradley is also doing the race for the first time. ‘‘The biggest challenge is making sure we don’t have a falling out along the way and that we’re still talking to each other at the end,’’ he jokes. ‘‘We think we’ll do very well. I’m happy with the level of preparation with the boat. We’ve got the right sails and we’ve made sufficient provision for the wear and tear we’re expecting along the way.’’

Hobsons Bay Yacht Club this year observes its 125th anniversary with celebrations planned from April-October. The first event is a family day on the grass on April 7 from 1-5pm. RSVP to manager@hbyc.org.au or 9397 6111.

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Now showing: cool heads, brave hearts BY ROBERT FEDELE EAST Keilor resident Andrew Smith is inspired most days in his job as a support services co-ordinator with the Leukaemia Foundation. When the foundation’s major fund-raiser, the World’s Greatest Shave, rolled around this month, he was even more humbled. ‘‘One of my young clients in her early 20s recently took the time during the middle of her chemotherapy for Hodgkins lymphoma to raise more than $21,000,’’ he reveals. ‘‘I am continually amazed to witness the resilience and strength shown by people and families in extraordinarily challenging circumstances.’’ It’s little surprise that Mr Smith decided to join the cause himself by getting his blond locks lopped off. He has already exceeded his target by raising more than $2000. In Victoria, the goal is to raise more than $3.5 million, with more than 150,000 people

expected to find a sponsor for shaving or colouring their hair. ‘‘It’s been a great experience. I would encourage anyone to take part next year,’’ Mr Smith says. He has worked with the Leukaemia Foundation for a year and provides emotional support and care to people and families affected by blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders. He says while the impact of blood cancer diagnosis can be devastating, it can also highlight what’s really important in one’s life. ‘‘To be able to work with and support people and families impacted by these diseases is a privilege,’’ Mr Smith adds. ‘‘It’s why I continue to love the work that I’m able to do.’’ People can still donate to the cause by going online to worldsgreatestshave.com or calling 1800 500 088.

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Circus skate-a-rama: Families are invited to Medibank Icehouse for a circus inspired school holiday experience until April 14, featuring circus performers 11am-3pm daily, skating under the big top, free face painting and fun hats, free beginners lessons and demonstrations by figure skaters. Visit: icehouse.com.au Birthday party: Join Bendigo Bank mascot Piggy for face painting, cake and entertainment when the Flemington Community Bank celebrates its 10th birthday on Friday April 5 from 10.30 am to 2.00 pm. For more information drop into the branch at 325 Racecourse Road, Flemington or phone 9372 2798. Power of narrative: Nightwatch is an exhibition that examines photography’s ability to document the world and inspire the viewer. There will be a selection of photographs from locations around Melbourne’s inner north and west, April 5 to May 12 and it opens from 6pm April 5 at The Incinerator Gallery, 180 Holmes Road, Moonee Ponds. Visit: incineratorgallery.com

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Craft market: North Essendon Craft Market is open 9am-1pm this Saturday, at 1059 Mount Alexander Road, North Essendon. Details: 9370 6254. New dancers: Essendon Square Dance Club has a beginners group on Thursday nights . Details: 9390 8308. Support group: West Cancer Support Group meets at 2pm the first Tuesday each month and 8pm on third Tuesday, in Airport West. Details: 9331 5935. Junior soccer: Strathmore’s new junior soccer club is looking for players. Strathnaver Reserve, Mascoma Street. Details: fcstrathmorejsc.com.au

Holy week: Easter services at All Saints’ Anglican Church, corner Archer Avenue and James Street, Ascot Vale, are Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm ; Good Friday at 9.30am ; Easter Saturday at 7.30pm and Easter Sunday at 9.30am. Details: 0412 852 697.

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HILARY McNEVIN EATING OUT lock Dining is new to Newport; it opened just a few weeks ago and is a result of the work by Nicole Dixon and Peter Sheppard. The couple have completely renovated former medical rooms on Challis Street and created a cafe that seats up to 40 inside and out. Walk into Flock and you’re immediately met with the visual impact the design brings. The room is decorated with lampshades resembling large birds’ nests and artwork depicting a flock of birds soaring. It’s done in understated blacks, whites and greys, so there’s an essence of style and consciousness of aesthetic. We arrive for lunch. The menu, which is large, in contrast to the tiny kitchen behind the front counter, includes breakfast and lunch dishes that are built around French technique with Mediter-

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ranean influences. This translates to dishes such as a Provence-style omelette with gruyere cheese ($17) or a Croque Mademoiselle with ham, be´ chamel and a fried egg ($16). It’s a complex menu for a local cafe, but they clearly want to make a culinary impression on the area. You won’t find the usual sandwiches or piadini for lunch here; rather, dishes that stretch to the pricier end of the lunchtime budget. These include saffron potato gnocchi, with duck ragu, peas and zucchini ($21) and cured duck breasts with artichoke, baby beets and goat cheese ($25). A salad of buffalo mozzarella, figs, beets, blood orange and candied walnuts ($18) is a lighter choice on a warm day. The soft cheese that can be torn on the plate is served with fresh and dried figs, and small segments of orange; but

Food aesthetics: Flock Dining’s menu is built around French technique with Mediterranean influences. oversized chunks of walnut in toffee jar with the other textures. The children’s menu is thoughtful (all $8.50) and includes a mini-minute steak with chips and green beans and a well-made gnocchi with a simple Napoli sauce. There’s a short, sharp list of just six wines and the same number of beers and they also include pop juices for children.

When we asked to see the dessert list, we were told, ‘We don’t have one’. An odd decision to make when opening a cafe. We settled for a coffee and the Jasper espresso was delicious, well-made and balanced. Despite our yearning for a sweet finish, Flock is on the path to becoming a welcome addition to Newport.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ska shuffle: Nicky Bomba and Pat Powell rehearsing. influences and genre tropes. Certainly there’s nothing particularly new here. The album is largely missing the socio-political impetus that shaped the best ska. As it is, this is an entertaining tour through a much-loved genre.

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What’s the deal with the Easter Bunny? How did a rabbit come to have anything to do with a religious festival? As kids we just accepted his (or her) existence - the same as Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy and witches on broomsticks. But Easter Bunny’s identity actually emerged eons ago as aptly representative of fecund fertility. When, in the third century, the Roman emperor Constantine decreed Christianity be the official religion, many people were loath to forsake their many pagan festivals, one of which celebrated Eastre, a goddess of spring or re-birth, through the exchange of decorated eggs. And the bunny was then the Eastre hare, a creature that children believed laid eggs hidden in the grass. Centuries later, kids still get a kick out of Easter egg hunts and nocturnal visits from the bunny. And parents keep the myth alive, recognising their child’s excitement and pleasure at such an astonishing event. Many families centre Easter around the

death and resurrection of Jesus but for others it’s just about the bunny and chocolate. To add further excitement to EB’s visit, here are some ideas children will love: • Place a tuft of cotton wool near a bedroom doorway for kids to discover a piece of tail EB left behind • Lightly sprinkle glitter on bed covers to suggest EB’s magical properties • Sprinkle a patch of talcum powder near the front door and imprint it with EB’s ‘paw print’ (use a cardboard template to press into the powder) • Leave a carrot for EB to chew on – and remember to leave a bite mark • Write a simple letter from EB listing all the good qualities of the child that attracted eggy rewards Kids respond to anything magical so expect complete credulity and enthusiasm – at least until the fateful day they discover The Truth. And that’s a whole other story…………….

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More than one way to crack an egg Hyped up on chocolate and other treats, kids can be more full-on than normal during Easter but this time of year doesn’t have to be just about sugary snacks. It’s also a time for kids to get crafty, cook and spend time with the family. Here are some ideas to get the party started. Easter egg hunts are popular but, as an alternative to chocolate eggs, hide the coloured plastic variety with small toys, stickers or handmade jewellery inside. To make the hunt educational, place letters on each egg and, once found, the child who makes the longest word from their stash wins a prize. Young kids can feel put out when older siblings or friends find most of the hidden treasures -- so if using chocolate or plastic Easter eggs, try hiding different colours for different ages: blue eggs for littlies under five and red eggs for the older kids. Another fun activity is painting hard-boiled eggs. Or try decorating them with lace, faux fur, crepe paper, coloured thread, buttons or glitter. And cooking Easter treats together is usually a winner. Boys may

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be enticed into creating swamp eggs - because they’ll love the name if nothing else: Combine 200 grams of melted dark chocolate and half a pack of crushed Fruit Tingles in a bowl. Using a small paintbrush, coat eight 8cmx6cm egg-shaped moulds with the mixture. Refrigerate until set. Combine half a packet of lime jelly and half a cup of bowling water, then stir in two-thirds of a cup of cold water. Once cooled, pour mixture into the moulds and arrange lollies (snakes, frogs) in the jelly. Refrigerate until set. Girls should go for the prettiness of these Easter egg bikkies: Melt 200 grams of white chocolate, then spread it on top of oval arrowroot biscuits. While the chocolate is still soft, decorate the bikkies with multi-coloured sprinkles or liquorice to form stripes. Tuck in when the chocolate is set.

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ovingly maintained since it was built in the Keilor Lodge estate in 2004, the 45-square dwelling sits on a 1985-square-metre block with a floodlit tennis court, tropical gardens, fountain with fish pond, and solar-heated in-ground pool with sandstone-paved surround. Behind a semi-circular driveway, the Georgian-inspired dwelling has a double-door entry that opens to a neat foyer. To the right is an office, Regeneration bathroom and walk-in storage cupboard. Colonial-style french doors with bevelled-glass panes open to the lounge room with gas log fire and timber mantel, and dining room beyond. A sliding door opens to the showpiece blackwood kitchen with black-granite benchtops, 900mm Ilve oven with five-burner gas cooktop, Miele rangehood, walk-in appliance cupboard and pantry, glass splashback and island bench with integrated Miele dishwasher. Opposite is the vast meals area, next to which is the tiled family room with extra-large windows. Also downstairs is a laundry with clever hanging space and excellent storage, and a small passage that leads to the double garage with remote-controlled door and a workshop (with doggy door) that doubles as a gym. A timber staircase ascends to three double bedrooms with ceiling fans and built-in robes, chic bathroom with Monarch spa bath, corner shower, blackwood vanity with granite top and dual basins, separate toilet, and versatile studio with porthole window. The main bedroom suite has mirror-front walk-through robes, ceiling fan and en suite with double shower, twin-basin vanity with granite top, linen press and toilet. French doors from several rooms on the ground level open to the covered merbau deck with Laserlite roof, which makes entertaining easy with its kitchenette, gasplumbed Grand Turbo barbecue and bathroom (toilet, shower and vanity) for the saltwater and chlorinated pool. The versatile rear Modgrass tennis court has been used for cricket and basketball, while the lush American buffalo lawns provide an idyllic retreat. The position will also appeal, with Watergardens shopping, eateries, train, bus and schools nearby.

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Fast Facts: Zoned ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, ducted vacuum, video intercom, polished Sydney blue gum floorboards, high ceilings, 120,000 litres water storage (under pool), quality window furnishings (pelmeted drapes, timber venetians), Foxtel connection ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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Weda Property, 9370 7400 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

10/139 Woodland Street ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Auction: April 6 at 12.30pm ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Price: On application

Contemporary styling and park views are the icing on the cake of this chic apartment that is larger than most. Close to transport and North Essendon Village shops and cafes, it also has tram, schools, bus and CityLink access nearby. Designed to please, it has three bedrooms with built-in robes (main with en suite), bathroom, kitchen with stone benchtops, stainless-steel appliances (under-bench oven, gas cooktop, pull-out rangehood and dishwasher), softtouch cabinetry and island bench, dining room and living zone that opens to one of two balconies. Extras include polished floorboards, ducted heating, airconditioning, remote-controlled blinds, ceiling fan and a double garage with storage cage. — Copy supplied by agent

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Style and grandeur combine in this brick family residence. On a 740-square-metre block in the Strathmore Secondary College zone, it is close to transport and Windy Hill shops, cafes and schools. It has six bedrooms, two bathrooms and a separate toilet. There is also a lounge room, a living zone encompassing a kitchen with Ilve electric oven and canopy rangehood, five-burner gas cooktop and Miele dishwasher, dining and family room with french doors leading to a terrace, and under-house rumpus room. The laundry has a drying cupboard. Extras include leadlighting, fretwork, polished floorboards, roman blinds, alarm, ducted heating, airconditioning and a Vacu-Maid. Park offstreet at the front or enter the garage via a rear right-ofway. — Copy supplied by agent

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Paul McDonald Real Estate, 9375 9375 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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Price: Contact agent ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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5/14 Raleigh Street, Essendon

413/55 Collins Street, Essendon

1/118 Marshall Road, Airport West

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The location is outstanding, and Just a few blocks from Windy Hill this single - level 2 bedroom villa unit is brimming with potential. Its sunny and private and sits in this boutique block in a prestigious pocket of Essendon.

Arguably one of Essendons best 1 bedroom apartment with sensational views is sure to please the most discerning buyer. Quality appointment throughout and a building that was designed with sophistication in mind.

Quality is infused with warmth and style in this fully renovated family home that will make you smile at the lifestyle position that surrounds it. One block to Westfield shopping Centre, bus stop at your door step, and tram at the end of the street.

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Edward Garro 0417 053 900 $295,000

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Brad Teal Real Estate, 9374 2199 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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Price: $800,000-$880,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Auction: April 13 at 11am

This contemporary residence sings with style. Close to Napier Street shops and cafes, transport, and zoned for Strathmore Secondary College, the two-level house has plenty of space to spread out. Living areas include a study, lounge room with gas fireplace and a large open-plan living hub. The kitchen has glossy cabinetry, island bench, chocolate splashback and walk-in pantry. Upstairs are three bedrooms with built-in robes — the main with ensuite and walk-in robe. There is also a retreat. They share a bathroom with bath, and there are three other toilets and a laundry. Extras include ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, stone benchtops, surround sound system, decked area, low-maintenance gardens and a double garage with internal access. — Copy supplied by agent

POSTCODE

3041

ABERFELDIE 5a Vida Street

Luxurious Home, Premier Location Luxury abounds in this brand new home sure to establish a new standard in high-end modern living. Showcasing quality finishes and creative architecture this magnificent home proudly takes its place in one of the Inner North West’s most prestigious locales. An impressive design over 2 levels boasts 3 double BRs, open plan living/dining with seamless indoor-outdoor options, an entertainer’s gourmet kitchen, home office/study, rumpus/retreat, 2 stylish bathrooms & additional powder room and a remote double LUG.

Flemington

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Nelson Alexander Real Estate, 9370 7766 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

24 Munro Street ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Price: $750,000-$820,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Auction: April 13 at noon

AUCTION

PASCOE VALE

AUCTION

Saturday 6th April at 11:00am

7 Rhodes Parade

Saturday 13th April at 11:00am

3+ A 2.5 B 2 C Inspection

Wed 27th Mar 5:30pm-6:00pm Sat 30th Mar 10:00am-10:30am

Contact Paul Harrison 0418 358 145

WELL-MAINTAINED FAMILY HOME ON HUGE RESIDENTIAL ALLOTMENT - (60M DEEP) Directly opposite Northern Golf Course. Outstanding potential with 941m2 in prime growth precinct. Comprising; 2 bedrooms (BIRs), generous living/dining, tidy kitchen, separate laundry & side drive to LU garage. Close to local shops, Citylink & public transport. Superb developmental opportunity (STA) or spacious family living.

2A 1B 3C Inspection

Thur 28th Mar 5:30pm-6:00pm Sat 30th Mar 11:30am–12:00pm

Contact Clare Moloney 0401 546 441 Jason Marston 9381 9381

marstoncook.com.au

9376 2211 274-276 Racecourse Rd

[ 34 ] MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY — DOMAIN

ASCOT VALE

A Victorian facade conceals a contemporary renovation at this brick residence. Close to Union Road shops and cafes, schools, trams and trains, leisure centre and Showgrounds Village shopping centre, the single-fronted treat is picture perfect behind its picket fence. It has three bedrooms (two with built-in wardrobes), a bathroom, kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and dishwasher, living and dining areas, and laundry. Extras include high vaulted ceilings and Velux roof windows, ducted heating, refrigerated cooling, alarm system, polished floorboards and automated rear blinds. There is also a north-facing outdoor area with deck, a secure double carport with attic storage and remote-controlled rollerdoor via a right-of-way. — Copy supplied by agent

POSTCODE

March 26, 2013


AGENTS’ CHOICE

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Nelson Alexander Real Estate, 9379 1313 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

59 Fawkner Street, Aberfeldie ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Price: $590,000-$645,000 ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Auction: April 13 at 11.30am Art deco charm with every POSTCODE conceivable mod-con sets this clinker-brick house apart from the rest. It has three bedrooms (main with en suite), spa bathroom, living and dining area, laundry and powder room. It also has granite benches in the kitchen, laundry and bathrooms. A covered outdoor area takes in city views. There are neat gardens, a paved side driveway and workshop or storeroom.

3040

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Frank Dowling Real Estate, 9379 4833

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Barry Plant Real Estate, 9373 0000

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52 Royal Avenue, Essendon North

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Price: $550,000-$595,000

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Auction: April 6 at 11am Move into the comfort POSTCODE zone with this renovated weatherboard house on a 447-square-metre block.It has three bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge room with gas log fire and kitchen with stainlesssteel appliances. There’s a deck, paving and landscaped garden at the back. Extras include ducted heating, airconditioning, a security alarm and garage with remote controlled entry.

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Price: $240,000-$260,000

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Auction: Thursday, April 11 at 1.30pm Get down to business with POSTCODE this commercial/ residential investment. On a 232-square-metre block, the business-1 zoned dwelling has two bedrooms, a shopfront, side hallway accessing a lounge domain, kitchen and meals area, two large consulting rooms and staff/client amenities. There’s a concreted rear courtyard with secure off-street parking via a right of way.

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20/44 Fletcher Street, Essendon

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Price: $400,000-$450,000

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Barry Plant Real Estate, 9373 0000

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412 Moreland Rd, Brunswick West

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Auction: April 6 at 2pm First-home buyers and POSTCODE investors alike will flock to this affordable apartment. The one-bedroom unit on the ground-floor is in a blue-chip location. The lounge and dining rooms access a balcony. There is a kitchen with gas upright stove. The bedroom has built-in wardrobes and the bathroom has a laundry. A carport is on the title. The apartment has been recently painted and has new floor coverings.

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www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/essendon

Two In One – Keenly Priced Opportunity for the astute investor to acquire a shop and dwelling for investment now and or occupation later. Current rent is approx $22,430 pa gross with annual CPI increases Ground floor tattoo shop has been in operation since 2006. The tenant has one further 3 year option remaining which has yet to be exercised. Upstairs comprises of a neat and functional 3 bedroom apartment with kitchen and bathroom as well as a large sunny lounge. NOTE : AUCTION HELD AT THE OFFICES OF JOSEPH LOUIS REALTY 496 QUEENSBERRY STREET NORTH MELBOURNE Inspect each Thursday before auction strictly from 10.30am to 10.45am AUCTION 11th April 12 noon

16 Fawkner Street Aberfeldie A2 B1 C2

Options are Plenty The opportunity you have been waiting for presents itself with this 2 bedroom brick home in popular Aberfeldie location. Here you have to decide if you renovate, re-build or develop (STCA). Current 2 bedroom home has side drive, lounge & dining area. Kitchen with gas cooking, bathroom with shower & bath plus large backyard. Occupying a good parcel of land with a frontage of 14.9m & depth of 42.7m totalling 630m2 (approx). Close to Maribyrnong river, shops, schools & parkland. Currently leased on a month to month tenancy achieving $1517pcm.

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934 Mount Alexander Road Essendon

Auction

6th April 12pm

Inspect

Saturday 11.30am - 12.00pm

Agent

Gerald Foley 0417 700 417 Ryan Pagan 0438 757 358

www.jlr.net.au

147 Military Rd Avondale Heights For further details contact Adam Caruso on 0416 102 725

Price range 470k to 515k

March 26, 2013 MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY — DOMAIN

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10/139 Woodland Street

ESSENDON

ABSOLUTE PARKLAND VIEWS

1/77 TENNYSON STREET

FOR SALE

WITH WOODLAND STREET ADDRESS …

A dream apartment with a location to match, Woodlands on the Park is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to enjoy inner city living in a tranquil park side setting of outstanding natural beauty. Beautifully appointed this immaculate residence features: • Open plan kitchen/living zone • 3 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 2 balconies overlooking Woodlands Park and dual car parking. A short stroll through Woodlands Park to North Essendon Village cafes and restaurants is an added bonus – as is quick public transport or freeway access to the CBD and Melbourne Airport!

Attractively presented with its own street frontage and driveway this two bedroom (built-in robes) townhouse makes an ideal choice for first-time buyers, investors and downsizers. Featuring spacious lounge with adjoining kitchen/dining area, central bathroom, separate toilet and laundry. Ducted heating and reverse-cycle air-conditioning are included.

AUCTION SATURDAY 6TH APRIL AT 12.30 PM View Thursday 6.00 - 6.30 pm and Saturday 11.00 - 11.30 am

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Adam Farrugia 0405 277 061

Dianne Karlson 0414 358 459

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Inspection: By appointment

Contact: Russell 0423 814 746

COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES IN THE MOONEE VALLEY AREA: AIRPORT WEST - INDUSTRIAL PROPERTIES

ESSENDON – RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE & CAFES

31-35 MARSHALL ROAD: Corner Site. 1,839m2. Factory 950m2 approx.

2 GLASS STREET: For Sale/For Lease – 73m2 Retail/Office Space

38 HALSEY ROAD: 600m2 approx. - Vacant Land.

72 NAPIER STREET: For Lease – 100 to 240m2 Office Space/Retail/Café.

20 MARSHALL ROAD: Factory 493m2. Rental $36,000 p.a plus GST. 20 MOORE ROAD: Land Size: 1,202m2 approx. Factory Size: 438m2 approx.

1018 MT. ALEXANDER ROAD: Brickmakers Arms Café – For Lease – 150m2 Internal Floor Space, 50m2 cellar/Function Room plus 27m2 Outdoor Area.

MOONEE PONDS – RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE

964 MT. ALEXANDER ROAD: Office Space For Sale/For Lease – 64m2 to 128m2.

2 WALKER STREET: Office Space For Sale/For Lease – 45m2 to 97m2. 38 MARGARET STREET: Office Space 330m2 – 678m2. Huge Exposure.

ASCOT VALE – RETAIL/OFFICE SPACE

6/8 EDDY STREET: Office Space For Sale/For Lease. 159m2 approx.

242 UNION ROAD: Ground Floor Office. 122m2. Fully Leased.

9370 7400

Adam Farrugia 0405 277 061

SUITE 101, LEVEL 1, 964 MT ALEXANDER ROAD, ESSENDON VIC 3040 visit us online at wedaproperty.com.au

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Peter Weda 0419 767 803


NELSON ALEXANDER

nelsonalexander.com.au

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

ESSENDON 19 Kalimna Street

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EXQUISITE BLEND OF EDWARDIAN GRANDEUR AND MODERN LUXURY (Land size - 19.5m x 54.9m = 1080 sqms). A stunning renovation enhances the eternal beauty of this residence. Highlighting five double bedrooms (all with robes), three bathrooms, formal lounge/sitting/dining rooms (both with open fireplaces), a study, light-filled open living/dining areas complemented by a superb stonebench kitchen, under-stair store/sewing room and family-sized laundry. Features include hydronic heating and split-system a/c, alarm, bay windows with authentic lead-lights. An impressive entertainers’ backyard featuring heated in-ground pool, spa house, gymnasium/ poolside pavilion, double garage (remote) via electric-gated side driveway and fully-landscaped gardens. AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 6 April at 4 pm Thurs 6.30-7 $2.45m-$2.65m 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Robert Enes 0432 088 874 Stefan Stella 0422 093 149

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ESSENDON 21 Nimmo Street

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“DECOWOOD”… PERIOD DETAIL WITH A MODERN FLOORPLAN In this location and presented beautifully is an opportunity to secure this Art-Deco inspired residence. It boasts 3 bedrooms with BIRs and 3 living zones; consisting of a formal lounge, separate dining room and a vast open plan kitchen, meals & living area. Side drive leads to a rear carport, large garage and north/west facing backyard with alfresco entertaining area. Additional features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling and sprinkler system. Close to parks, transport and schools.

ESSENDON WEST 2/477 Buckley Street

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Sat 6 April at 3 pm Wed 7-7.30 $800,000-$850,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Matthew Febey 0438 833 239 Milo Rasinac 0418 379 374

AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

Sat 20 April at 2 pm Wed 5.30-6 & Thurs 5.30-6 $550,000-$600,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Fabian Rosin 0413 999 755

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SECLUDED TOWNHOUSE THAT’S FULL OF SURPRISES! This spacious rear townhouse highlights three bedrooms (with robes) and study area, two bathrooms, open living/dining, quality kitchen, full-sized laundry, plus ducted heating/ cooling/vacuum, alarm, excellent storage, courtyard with undercover entertaining area, garage (remote) and additional car space on title.

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ESSENDON 37 Woodland Street

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SENSATIONAL FAMILY HOME, SPECTACULAR CITY VIEWS! (Land approx 601sqm) In an exclusive location, this stunning residence highlights 3 large bedrooms and study/4BR, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge, open living/ dining and gourmet kitchen, rumpus/living, big laundry, powder room, plus double garage, ducted heating/cooling, alarm, entertaining deck and landscaped gardens all-round.

MOONEE PONDS 45 Scotia Street SPACIOUS, STYLISH AND INCREDIBLY VERSATILE! Extended 3BR Californian, 2 bathrooms, central lounge, open living/dining/kitchen, heating and cooling, entertainers’ deck, expansive backyard, garage via ROW with studio above, double carport via side drive.

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Sat 6 April at 2 pm Wed 6.30-7 $740,000-$780,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Matthew Clarken 0400 122 629 Milo Rasinac 0418 379 374

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Sat 13 April at 3 pm Thurs 6.15-6.45 $1.25m-$1.35m 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 David Vaughan 0418 231 290 Richard Lowe 0425 742 777

AIRPORT WEST 64 Bowes Avenue EXCITING OPPORTUNITY ON A BIG CORNER BLOCK! Tidy home, 3 BRs and updated bathroom (with double spa), lounge/dining, kit/meals, storeroom, laundry/sewing room and second toilet, a/c, gaslog fireplace, expansive backyard with gardens, secure carport and garage (to Hart Street).

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Sat 20 April at 12 pm By appointment $540,000-$590,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Andrew Johnston 0407 875 367

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AIRPORT WEST 25 & 2/25 Elstone Avenue SENSATIONAL LOCATION – DESIGNER LIFESTYLE LUXURY With all the offerings of Keilor Road’s cafés, restaurants, shopping and tram only seconds away, these homes offer not only a sought after location but a free flowing floor plan you’ll love. • • • •

4 BRs, master with ensuite and WIR (ground floor BR) Designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances Stone bench tops – heating and cooling Single garage, own separate drive • Nth facing rear yard

MOONEE PONDS 188 Maribyrnong Road EDWARDIAN CHARM MEETS MODERN LUXURY! Impressively spacious and filled with natural light, this renovated & extended 2BR period home presents an outstanding high-quality lowmaintenance lifestyle in a vibrant Moonee Ponds location. [ 40 ] MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY — DOMAIN

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3 BRs plus study, master with ensuite and WIR Designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances Stone bench tops – heating and cooling Dble garage, direct access to rear yard • Nth facing rear yard

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Sat 6 April at 1 pm Wed 6.15-6.45 $550,000-$590,000 216 Union Rd, Ascot Vale | 9370 7766 Matthew Clarken 0400 122 629 Jon McKenna 0418 591 800

PRIVATE SALE INSPECTION Wed 5.30-6 Unit 1: $650,000, Unit 2: $600,000 GUIDE 24 Centreway, Keilor East | 9331 6200 OFFICE Mark Giardina 0402 553 548 CONTACT Adrian Papazzo 0414 340 871

KEILOR EAST 17 Nicola Court SPACIOUS FAMILY HOME WITH PARKLAND OUTLOOK! Backing onto Spring Gully Reserve, this cleverlydesigned 4BR includes two bathrooms, separate lounge, dining/study area, kitchen/living/meals with bi-folds to huge balcony (park views), heating, cooling, double carport.

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Sat 6 April at 12 pm Wed 5.30-6 $580,000-$630,000 24 Centreway, Keilor East | 9331 6200 Silvana Pannia 0411 458 785 Fabian Rosin 0413 999 755


NELSON ALEXANDER

STRATHMORE 6 Melissa Street

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BRAND-NEW LIFESTYLE IN A PRIME STRATHMORE LOCATION! Sensational architect-designed home highlights three bedrooms and two bathrooms, open living/dining and Blanco-equipped kitchen, rumpus/second living, internally accessed garage (remote), heating/cooling, stone benches/vanities, double-glazed windows and data cabling throughout, solar/gas hot water, 6.5 star energy rating, plus al-fresco deck, landscaped indigenous gardens.

MARIBYRNONG 1/37 Middle Road MODERN, STYLISH AND IMPRESSIVELY SPACIOUS! This beautifully-appointed 3 BR townhouse with its own street frontage is ideal for professionals and investors alike with its versatile floorplan, quality features and fantastic river-precinct location.

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Sat 6 April at 11 am Wed 5.30-6 $480,000-$530,000 216 Union Rd, Ascot Vale | 9370 7766 Matthew Clarken 0400 122 629 Milo Rasinac 0418 379 374

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Sat 13 April at 1 pm Thurs 5.30-6 $750,000-$810,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Fabian Rosin 0413 999 755

STRATHMORE 42 Dublin Avenue GREAT LOCATION, INCREDIBLE POTENTIAL! (Land approx 17m x 39.5m – 671sqm) A proud one-owner family home since being built 62 yrs ago, this loved 3BR home on a wide block offers an exciting opportunity to rebuild, sub-divide or possibly redevelop (STCA).

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Sat 20 April at 1.30 pm Wed 5.30-6 $760,000-$820,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Sam Carbone 0408 242 628

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NELSON ALEXANDER DUAL STREET ACCESS (Land Approx 338sqm) Potential packed SB home in liveable condition offers a rare opportunity to improve/renovate (STCA). Dual street access from Newton Pde, high ceilings, 3 BRs (original fireplaces), kitchen area, adjacent meals and open plan living, rear yard. AUCTION INSPECTION GUIDE OFFICE CONTACT

MOONEE PONDS 304 Ascot Vale Rd

AIRPORT WEST 1/21 Clydesdale Rd

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Sat 6 April at 11 am Tues 5.30-6 $700,000-$750,000 216 Union Rd, Ascot Vale | 9370 7766 Mark Giardina: 0402 553 548 Adrian Papazzo 0414 340 871 1

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KEILOR EAST 65a Dinah Parade

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Sat 6 April at 1.30 pm Tues 5.30-6 $420,000-$460,000 24 Centreway, Keilor East | 9331 6200 Mark Giardina 0402 553 548 Sam Carbone 0408 242 628

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ABSOLUTELY STUNNING... YOU'LL LOVE IT!! Three BRs, master semi-ens, plus 2 separate living zones and heating throughout, remote garage. Designer kitchen, living and meals area, polished timber flooring with views to a light filled courtyard. Sensational central location. No body corp!

WHEN LOCATION DOES COUNT A well presented ground floor apartment, minutes to Buckley St, Keilor Rd shopping precinct and transport. 2 BRs, BIRs, open plan living, separate bathroom and separate toilet. Empty nesters will appreciate having the facilities at your fingertips and car space at your door. This property is currently tenanted.

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Sat 13 April at 11.30 am Wed 5.30-6 $440,000-$480,000 24 Centreway, Keilor East | 9331 6200 Mark Giardina: 0402 553 548 Adrian Papazzo 0414 340 871 2

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See opportunity from every angle Valley Lake offers an opportunity to create a special home, so close to so much. • Unique land features encourage inspired, intelligent design • Build to take advantage of unmatched views • Showcase architectural features such as wide terraces, balconies and panoramic floor to ceiling windows With so many benefits of building on a superior sloping block, you really can see opportunity from every angle.

Call 131 852, visit valleylake.com.au or the Sales Centre at 45 Valley Lake Blvd, Keilor East.

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A LIFESTYLE FOR THE ENTERTAINERS!! This beautiful home offers 2 bedrooms plus a study room/home office with kitchen flowing through its meals/lounge, solid polished flooring throughout. Low maintenance courtyard, heating, cooling, sliding doors, remote garage with internal access with open plan design.

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ESSENDON 3/4 Ballater Rd

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Sat 13 April at 11 am Wed 6.15-6.45 $340,000-$365,000 1019 Mt Alexander Rd, Essendon | 9379 1313 Fabian Rosin 0413 999 755 Milo Rasinac 0418 379 374 1

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Prestigious Californian Home

Fletcher Street

• Lounge, kitchen/dining/family, rumpus • Large terrace and rear garden • Front OSP, rear ROW and garage

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he embodiment of style on a grand scale, this six bedroom Californian Bungalow in the respected Strathmore College Zone will impress the most discerning family. Resplendent with stunning original features united with the latest in contemporary appliances and other comforts, it’s also superbly situated. AuctiOn

Forthcoming

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Wednesday 5.30 - 6.00pm

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Joe Zucco 0414 557 895 Julia Murphy 0420 391 551

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Essendon North

Impressive Courtyard Haven

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Prince Street

• Lounge, kitchen/dining, tranquil courtyard • Duct/heating, cooling, alarm & intercom • Six water tanks & remote double garage

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ontemporary & inviting, this smartly designed 2BR villa unit boasts a private driveway, is body corporate free, & is just 50 metres from Keilor Road shopping & café precinct. First home buyers, investors & downsizers will love the large open living spaces, excellent inclusions & beautiful courtyard sanctuary with tasteful deck, soothing water features & pergola. Auction

Saturday 13th April 11.00am

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Wednesday 6.15 - 6.45pm

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Julia Murphy 0420 391 551 Paul McDonald 0419 300 603

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1112 Mt Alexander Road, Essendon

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9381 6500 rendina.com.au

Rendina App

Selling homes in Ascot Vale | Essendon | Flemington | Kensington | Maribyrnong | Moonee Ponds | North Melbourne | Strathmore | West Melbourne

93 FAWKNER STREET, ABERFELDIE A fabulous balance of luxury, location and lifestyle is achieved by this landmark contemporary home, literally moments Riverside Park. Sensational living, dining and entertaining areas, matched outdoors by an alfresco pavilion and beautiful pool are served by a kitchen equipped with island bench and quality appliances. A downstairs bedroom and bathroom add floor-plan flexibility to three upstairs bedrooms, two with balconies including a desirable main bedroom with spa ensuite, third bathroom and large rumpus/retreat. Garage plus parking. Perfect •Superb living and dining spaces •4 instantly inviting bedrooms •3 impressively appointed bathrooms •Low-maintenance outdoor areas •Elegantly low-maintenance outdoors

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AUCTION OPEN CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 20th April 1.00pm Wednesday 7.00-7.30pm Leigh Chant 0425 824 401 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500


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53 MCCRACKEN STREET, KENSINGTON Blessed with a picture perfect street presence, this distinguished 1870s Georgian double-fronted double-storey home is steeped in magnificent history. Immediately inviting, it comprises an exquisite formal dining room and separate lounge (each with an OFP and bay window), an informal dining area/sitting room (OFP) and stylish CaesarStone kitchen with Ilve oven and Blanco dishwasher. -3 upstairs bedrooms (BIRs), a Study and 2 modern bathrooms -Private and thoughtfully crafted rear gardens and entertaining area. -Abundant period detail and modern amenities plus secure rear OSP for 2 cars

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AUCTION OPEN CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 13th April 1.00pm Contact Agent Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 Richard Rendina 0433 779 607 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

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9381 6500 rendina.com.au

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10 KIRK STREET, KENSINGTON This 3-bedroom Townhouse is within a short distance of Macaulay Rd, South Kensington & Kensington train stations, the Maribyrnong River, Footscray Park, Flemington Racecourse & Citylink — which is set to score well with city workers & astute investors.

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This un-renovated one bedroom apartment is situated right in the heart of Flemington and is priced to sell. Walking distance to trendy Cafe’s and boutique shops, Newmarket Station and Flemington Racecourse. It comes with a parking space on the title.

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OFFICE

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15/57-59 DOVER STREET, FLEMINGTON

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AUCTION OPEN CONTACT

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2 BARNETT STREET, KENSINGTON Saturday 13th April 12.00pm Thursday 5.15-5.45pm Nathan Collyer 0418 312 271 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

Classically beautiful outside and modern living personified inside, indulge in a premium inner-city lifestyle with this renovated two-bedroom weatherboard home conveniently located within walking distance of cafes, trams and trains.

OFFICE

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19A TILBA STREET, ABERFELDIE Saturday 13th April 10.00am Excess Of $210,000 Contact Agent Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 Leigh Chant 0425 824 401 519 Macaulay Rd

AUCTION OPEN CONTACT

Far larger than a first glance would suggest. Light filled lounge & large separate living/dining areas are accompanied by an open-plan kitchen. Below, a huge additional living zone creates home theatre/entertainment options or 4th bedroom flexibility with its own bathroom.

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FOR SALE OPEN CONTACT OFFICE

Saturday 13th April 2.00pm Thursday 6.00-6.30pm Richard Rendina 0433 779 607 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

Contact Agent Leigh Chant 0425 824 401 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500


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4/67-69 EGLINTON STREET, MOONEE PONDS If carefree living sits at the top of your checklist for the perfect property, then this modern two-bedroom unit located in the heart of Moonee Ponds will register a perfect match amongst executive couples, investors and empty nesters looking to downsize — not downgrade!

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AUCTION OPEN CONTACT OFFICE

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15 WALKER STREET, MOONEE PONDS Saturday 13th April 11.00am Wednesday 5.30-6.00pm Luana Rendina 0419 788 491 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

2/13 O’SHANNASSY STREET, ESSENDON NORTH Why settle for second best when you can own a home that’s clearly a level above, both in lifestyle & everyday living. Brilliantly located within walking distance of Keilor Rd & Mount Alexander Rd cafes, this 3-bedroom Townhouse is the epitome of contemporary living.

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AUCTION OPEN CONTACT

OFFICE

A meticulous renovation with quality fittings & fixtures, this 4 bedroom plus study home is in an outstanding location. Make the most of a coveted Moonee Ponds address only a stroll from Moonee Valley Racecourse, Puckle Street, Queens Park, transport & schools.

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Offering you the chance to get straight into a brand new home. Access to schools, Airport, Tullamarine fwy & the Western ring road. The first thing you’ll notice is the attention to detail the builder has considered during the development of this townhouse. An inspection is a must!

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4/26-28 HENDERSON STREET, TULLAMARINE Saturday 20th April 12.00pm Thursday 6.45-7.15pm Richard Rendina 0433 779 607 Lou Rendina 0418 525 415 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

FOR SALE OPEN CONTACT

1C

AUCTION OPEN CONTACT OFFICE

Contact Agent Luana Rendina 0419 788 491 Leigh Chant 0425 824 401 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

Saturday 20th April 3.00pm Contact Agent Richard Rendina 0433 779 607 Luana Rendina 0419 788 491 519 Macaulay Rd Kensington 9381 6500

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ASCOT VALE 252 Ascot Vale Road

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Delightful deco influenced dimensions This charming 2 Bedroom home´s bright Living and central Dining rooms convey considerable character and are complemented by a modern Kitchen and renovated bathroom. Convenient garage and north easterly garden close to Ascot Vale station.

Auction Inspect Estimate Land Contact Office

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Warmly welcoming, instantly inviting This delightfully updated Victorian´s Living/Dining domain includes a contemporary Caesar stone Kitchen and incorporates a flexible Study before opening to a low-maintenance backdrop and double carport.

Private Sale Inspect Saturday 1.15-1.45pm Price $719,000 Land 232 sqm approx. Contact Ryan Currie 0419 120 221 Anita Taylor 0432 805 596 Office Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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The apartment - perfected

Saturday 13th April at 12.30pm Tuesday & Wednesday 6.15-6.45pm $480,000 - $520,000 293 sqm approx. Kieran Moloney 0400 634 565 John Morello 0412 088 757 Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

FLEMINGTON 1 Oak Street

ASCOT VALE 4/18 Fisher Parade

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This fully renovated apartment features a central Living/Dining area and a stylishly appointed Kitchen while 2 Bedrooms share a sparkling fresh bathroom. Courtyard and carport make major contributions, moments from the Maribyrnong River.

Auction Inspect Estimate Contact Office

Saturday 13th April at 11am Wed 6.30-7pm & Sat 12.30-1pm $350,000 - $380,000 Ryan Currie 0419 120 221 Anita Taylor 0432 805 596 Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

FLEMINGTON 26 Wellington Street

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A prosperous past, a promising future This double fronted Edwardian reveals rewarding possibilities throughout traditionally comfortable spaces. North-facing Living room leads to large Family/ room/Dining and separate Kitchen/Meals. Garage access from Hill Street.

Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11-11.30am Price $899,000 Land 353 sqm approx. Contact Ryan Currie 0419 120 221 Anita Taylor 0432 805 596 Office Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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KENSINGTON 20 Kensington Road

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Compelling Kensington Prospects The classically comfortable spaces of this elevated 2 Bedroom home retain considerable deco era appeal, ensuring immediate enjoyment close to Macaulay Rd. In addition, a north west backdrop provides the perfect basis for further updating/extending.

Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price $619,000 Land 230 sqm approx. Contact Ryan Currie 0419 120 221 Anita Taylor 0432 805 596 Office Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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MARIBYRNONG 34 Bloomfield Avenue

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The cutting edge comes to Maribyrnong Only 5 sublime residences by BMG Architects, close to Highpoint and the Maribyrnong River, offering an exceptional selection of 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor-plans sophisticated, stylish, certain to succeed.

Private Sale Inspect As advertised or by appointment Price From $529,000 Web www.bloomfieldresidences.com.au Contact John Morello 0412 088 757 Kieran Moloney 0400 634 565 Office Kensington 8378 0500 jelliscraig.com.au

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22A Loeman Street, Strathmore

A Spacious Surprise P e rfe c te n tryp o in tb u y in ginth eh e a rt o fS tra th m o re , th ish o m eo ffe rsp le n tyo fs p a c e , av e rs a tilefl o o rp la na n dap rim elo c a tio nc lo s eto everything. Featuring a large open plan design incorporating lounge with adjoining meals area, spacious kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and downstairs retreat area or second living zone. Extras include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, vacuum maid, dishwasher, double garage and decked entertaining area – perfect for all year round use. Just a short walk up to Napier Street shopping precinct, parkland, transport and in the zone for Strathmore Secondary College.

Auction Open Price Contact O ffi c e

Saturday 13th April at 12.30pm Wed 6.00-6.30pm $650,000-$720,000 Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

Auction Open Price Contact

Saturday 20th April at 3.30pm Wed 5.45-6.15pm $760,000-$830,000 Brent Glassford 0430 484 322 Aaron Leask 0438 655 573 Ascot Vale 9370 1111 More images at bradteal.com.au

29 Myross Avenue, Ascot Vale

Complete The Picture An opportunity not to be missed on prestigious Whisky Hill with this classic 1960’s brick veneer home. Renovate, rent out, move in or re-build (S T C A ),th ec h o ic eisy o u rs .S ite do n6 8 0 s q m (a p p ro x )o fla n d ,a n dw ithfa n ta s ticR O W a c c e s s ,th eh o m efe a tu re sfl e x ib ilityinitsfl o o rp la n with 3 main bedrooms, lounge and separate dining room, original kitchen and bathroom (separate shower) and laundry. Single car garage, ducted heating and split system air conditioning complete the property. Located within minutes of Maribyrnong River, Riverside Golf Course, Flemington Racecourse and showgrounds.

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50 Summit Avenue, Mickleham

The Ultimate Lifestyle With Magical Vistas Privately positioned on the high side of the street on 15,000sqm of land this 5 bedrooms 3 bathroom west facing property oozes character & has that ‘magical’ touch that makes you feel at home the moment you walk in. With polished boards throughout, the home has a grand entry foyer, master bedroom with parent’s retreat, WIR & ensuite, formal lounge/ billiard room with OFP, kitchen with stone benches, Miele appliances and walk-in pantry, open plan dining room/family room, loads of storage, 4 car garage with remote entry plus additional 3 car garage with three-phase power heated pool and much more. {queue.Description2} {queue.Description3}

9 Woodvale Close, Essendon

Auction Open Price Contact O ffi c e

Saturday 20th April at 2.00pm Thur 5.30-6.00pm $950,000-$1,050,000 Lydia Wild 0419 374 186 Aaron Hill 0403 460 776 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

2/101 Market Street, Essendon

Quiet Court Location

Villa Splendid

Tucked away in this quiet yet central position, is this maintained home that is an ideal opportunity for families. Comprising 3 good sized bedrooms (master with ensuite), central bathroom, separate laundry, combined formal lounge and dining, kitchen overlooking living room and courtyard. Featuring heating, cooling, ample storage, double carport with direct entry.

This immaculate villa unit will satisfy the discerning buyer looking at downsizing or even those looking for a touch of quality with minimal maintenance. Close to Keilor Road shops, Buckley Park sporting precinct, the unit contains 3 bedrooms, master with WIR and ensuite, formal lounge, kitchen with caeserstone bench tops adjoining meals area that opens via concertina bi-folds onto covered alfresco entertaining area. Heating,cooling, single garage, alarm, plus polished boards in living areas.

Private Sale Open Price Contact

Auction Open Price Contact

O ffi c e

Inspect By Appointment $790,000 Joel Reynolds 0425 744 502 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

O ffi c e

Saturday 6th April at 11:00am Wed 6.00-6.30pm $580,000-$630,000 Craig Teal 0418 144 796 Greg Plummer 0434 414 462 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au March 26, 2013 MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY — DOMAIN

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30 Forrester Street, Essendon

2/17 Bulla Road, Essendon North

So Much Land And So Much Potential

Move In And Live The Lifestyle

Here lies an exciting opportunity to secure an original Californian bungalow ready for immediate enjoyment while providing plenty of scope to further enhance. Sitting on approximately 877sqm of land in the highly desirable “Mar Lodge” estate, it could also be utilised as a substantial dream home site. The existing home comprises formal lounge, separate dining, 3 bedrooms, kitchen with meal area, family room, central bathroom and laundry.

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Private Sale Open Contact

Private Sale Open Price Contact

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Inspect By Appointment Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

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239 Buckley Street, Aberfeldie

Inspect By Appointment $405,000 Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

2/71 Lloyd Street, Strathmore

Grand Home With Much To Offer

Instant Appeal

Gracefully elevated, this 2 storey, Californian bungalow home, comprises grand entry, 4 bedrooms (BIR’s), master bedroom with ensuite and WIR, formal lounge and dining room, family room with bar a n dk itc h e n /m e a lsa re a .F e a tu re sw o o dp a n e llin g ,s la tefl o o rsinliv in ga re a s ,h e a tin g /c o o lin g ,h ig h ornate ceilings and security system. Boasting a large 770sqm allotment, 3 car carport with ROW access, gazebo, heated spa and undercover patio overlooking gardens.

This neatly presented and meticulously maintained townhouse offers low maintenance living at its b e s ta n dw o u ldb ep e rfe c t fo r fi rs th o m eb u y e rs ,b u s yp ro fe s s io n a ls , in v e s to rso r th o s elo o k in gto downsize. Upstairs: 3 generous size bedrooms with BIR’s and central bathroom. Downstairs: open plan kitchen/ meals area and adjoining lounge room. Extras include a huge rear decked courtyard perfect for entertaining, ducted heating, split system cooling and double lock up garage.

Private Sale Open Price Contact

Auction Open Price Contact

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Inspect By Appointment $1,050,000 Rob Schirato 0418 178 590 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

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Saturday 20th April at 12.30pm Wed 5.45-6.15pm $650,000-$710,000 Patrick Mackey 0426 221 312 Joel Reynolds 0425 744 502 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au


14 Loch Crescent, Strathmore

132 Park Street, Moonee Ponds

Cool Contemporary Living

A Classic, High On The Hill

Providing excellence over 2 levels with a focus on natural light and functional space, this home offers lo wm a in te n a n c e ,h ig hq u a lityliv in g .F e a tu rin gfo rm a l lo u n g ew ithg a sfi re p la c e ,o p e np la nliv in g incorporating kitchen with walk in pantry, adjoining meals area and family room, 3 bedrooms with BIRS (huge master bedroom with WIR and ensuite), study, central bathroom, 3 toilets and laundry. features heating, cooling, alfresco entertaining area and double garage. Zoned for Strathmore Secondary.

This architect designed home situated on 820sqm of land with a 20m frontage is brilliantly located in this prized residential area just above Aberfeldie Park. Comprising of 8 main rooms, this is an impeccably presented family home. With a wide side driveway leading to double garage plus 2 car carport this charming home is situated in a prime location surrounded by multimillion dollar homes. This is a generational opportunity!

Auction Open Price Contact O ffi c e

Private Sale Open Contact

Saturday 13th April at 11.00am Wed 5.15-5.45pm $800,000-$880,000 Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

25 Riverfront Way, Maribyrnong

O ffi c e

Inspect By Appointment Vanessa Albioli 0403 185 362 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

1/39 King Street, Essendon The Right Place This 1970â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brick townhouse is situated in a blue ribbon pocket of Essendon and ideally suited to fi rs th o m e b u y e rs ,y o u n gc o u p le so r th es m a rt investor. Comprising 2 generous bedrooms and bathroom upstairs, spacious lounge, kitchen with meals area leading to private courtyard. Within walking distance to North Essendon Village, cafes, restaurants and transport. Private Sale Open Wed 5.00-5.30pm Price $430,000 Contact Greg Plummer 0434 414 462 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

2/1 Woodvale Close, Essendon Close To The Action Unique River Outlook With picturesque views of the Maribyrnong River, this contemporary home comprises master bedroom with ensuite, WIR and retreat opening out to a decked area, 3 additional bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and an open plan kitchen and living overlooking an alfresco entertaining and balcony area. Featuring bifo ldd o o rs ,g a slo gfi rep la c e ,c o o lin g ,c o u rty a rda n dd o u b leg a ra g e . Private Sale Open Price Contact O ffi c e

Inspect By Appointment $900,000 Laura Crawley 0404 028 725 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 Ascot Vale 9370 1111 More images at bradteal.com.au

With its own street frontage, without body corporate and set quietly in this convenient position is this single level unit. Comprising lounge, modern kitchen, 2 bedrooms with BIRs, updated bathroom, laundry with yard access and s e p a ra teto ile t. F e a tu rin gp o lis h e dfl o o rb o a rd s , heating/cooling and side drive that leads to a carport and courtyard. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Price $515,000 Contact Laura Crawley 0404 028 725 Noel Kenny 0419 381 655 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au March 26, 2013 MOONEE VALLEY WEEKLY â&#x20AC;&#x201D; DOMAIN

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4/26 Glass Street, Essendon Right Place, Right Time

Convenient And Affordable

Situated in a premier Essendon location this v illau n it is p e rfe c t fo r fi rs th o m eb u y e rs a n d in v e s to rsa lik e .F e a tu re s2d o u b leb e d ro o m sw ith BIR’s, open plan kitchen and dining area, cosy lo u n g ero o mw ithb rig h tc e n tra lb a th ro o ma n d laundry facilities, large private courtyard perfect for entertaining plus 1 car space on title and 1 parking permit. Auction Saturday 13th April 2.00pm Open Wed 5.00-5.30pm Price $390,000-$420,000 Contact Patrick Mackey 0426 221 312 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

In the heart of Essendon and minutes to train, shopping and zoned for Strathmore Secondary College, this renovated residence combines the best of the old and the new. Comprising 3 bedrooms with BIR’s (WIR and ensuite to master), central bathroom, formal dining, kitchen/ meals and family room. Features; polished boards, ornate ceilings and alarm.

2/19 Bulla Road, Essendon North

Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Contact Lydia Wild 0419 374 186 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

53 Matthews Avenue, Airport West

Quality Executive Townhouses

Renovate Or Develop

Built with the highest standards, this modern townhouse provides a classy feel and an enticing fl o o rp la ntom a tc h .3b e d ro o m s ,(W IR tom a in ),tri le v e l, 2b a th ro o m s ,c o u rty a rd ,h a rd w o o dfl o o rs , kitchen, open plan living and dining, with airconditioning, euro laundry and off street parking. W o o d la n d sP a rk ,M tA le x a n d e rR d tra ma n d shopping a feature.

An original home set on a substantial block measuring approx 704sqm of land provides plenty of options. You may choose to renovate the existing home, build a new home or develop th es ite (S T C A ). T h e fl o o rp la nc o m p ris e s :2 bedrooms, kitchen, meals area, loungeroom, internal laundry and bathroom.

Private Sale Open Wed 6.30-7.00pm Contact Aaron Leask 0438 655 573 Aaron Hill 0403 460 776 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Price $470,000-$510,000 Contact Greg Plummer 0434 414 462 Brad Teal 0411 753 230 O ffi c e Essendon 9374 2199 More images at bradteal.com.au

119 Military Road, Avondale Heights Timing Is Everything If y o ua relo o k in gfo rth a th o m etoa d dth efi n a l touches to then your timing is perfect. Comprising 3 good sized bedrooms, lounge room (gas h e a te r), p o lis h e dfl o o rb o a rd sth ro u g h o u t, m e a ls area, modern kitchen, laundry and renovated bathroom. Set on a good sized block 588sqm (approx) with ample parking (5 or more cars) complete with garage. Auction Saturday 13th April at 11.00am Open Thur 6.00-6.30pm Price $440,000-$480,000 Contact Patrick Mackey 0426 221 312 Aaron Hill 0403 460 776 O ffi c e Avondale Heights 9318 4800 More images at bradteal.com.au

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14 Butler Street, Essendon

4 aM e d fi e ldA v e n u e ,A v o n d a leH e ig h ts Up-market Living This quality built home encompasses modern liv in gw ithad e s ig n e r in te rio ra n dv e rs a tilefl o o r plan. Comprising an open plan meals/ kitchen/ liv in ga re a , fe a tu rin gag a sfi rep la c ea n dg la s s bi-folds opening onto the sun drenched alfresco area, master bedroom with ensuite and WIR, plus 2 bedrooms coupled with bathroom and WIRs and 4th bedroom or study. Private Sale Open Wed 5.00-5.30pm Price $630,000-$680,000 Contact Aaron Hill 0403 460 776 Robert Schirato 0418 178 590 O ffi c e Avondale Heights 9318 4800 More images at bradteal.com.au

55 Winifred Street, Oak Park

Inner City Lifestyle

Land Size Creates Options

You will be impressed by the amazing street presence of this double storey Victorian style terrace home. Downstairs comprises of a separate lounge, family/meals area, kitchen, laundry, powder room, courtyard with side entrance, and garage. Upstairs include 3 bedrooms all with BIRs, central bathroom; master with ensuite and balcony overlooking parkland. Private Sale Open Inspect By Appointment Price $630,000-$690,000 Contact Aaron Leask 0438 655 573 Brent Glassford 0430 484 322 O ffi c e Ascot Vale 9370 1111 More images at bradteal.com.au

A double fronted weatherboard home on a parcel of land of approx 727sqm offers the successful bidder many options including multi unit development (STCA), renovations and extensions or the potential for a new home site. Comprising entry, 2 or 3 bedrooms (BIR’s), lounge, dining, kitchen and meals area, rear sunroom or lounge opening to a garden and double garage. Auction Saturday 20th April at 11.00am Open Wed 5.30-6.00pm Price $525,000 - $575,000 Contact Lydia Wild 0419 374 186 Andrew Butler 0417 535 891 O ffi c e Pascoe Vale 9354 5566 More images at bradteal.com.au

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7KMS FROM THE CITY

Artist's impression

THE BEST OF URBAN LIVING IN A NATURAL SETTING Enclave is located adjacent to Walter Street Reserve, comprising its own wetlands. Ascot Vale and the river offer up a variety of landscapes for joggers, cyclists and strollers to enjoy. Aberfeldie Park, just beside the Maribyrnong River, is popular with walkers of both the two and four-legged variety.

A PLACE TO GROW Junior residents will sleep well after honing their outdoor skills at their own playground, located in the Wetlands Reserve, or in one of the 12 public playgrounds within easy walking distance of Enclave. There’s also around 13 secondary schools servicing the area, giving great scope for educational opportunities as your family grows.

RIDE, WALK, JOG, PUTT, VOLLEY OR PADDLE CITY STYLE, LOCAL WARMTH Ascot Vale continues to evolve as a new generation of residents discover its charms. Schools, shops, cafés and recreational spaces are abundant. Few other locations can rival Enclave’s proximity to the city, whilst also offering a world of opportunity – a place for recreation, relaxation and escape.

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Punt, paddle, drop a line or skim a stone. Pleasure crafts on the river pass by its historic bridges and jetties. Work on your handicap, or improve your backhand at Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre – just metres from Enclave.


AND A WORLD AWAY

ENJOY A MIRVAC DESIGNED HOME OR CHOOSE YOUR OWN BUILDER Purchase a two or three level quality Mirvac designed home, or choose the land and the builder that suits you best.

CLOSE AND CONNECTED Ascot Vale is easy to get around, whether by car, on foot, on your bike or on public transport. Highpoint Shopping Centre is right on your doorstep, offering everything from designer fashions to daily essentials, or stay closer to home and get your groceries from Coles, at the Showgrounds Village Shopping Centre located on Epsom Road.

HOME AND LAND FROM $549,000

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Discover your ideal home here at Enclave, a brand new community by Mirvac. Enjoy all the benefits that come from living close to the city whilst relaxing in a natural retreat. SALES CENTRE GRAND OPENING 12–3pm, Saturday 20 April 2013. Newsom Street, Ascot Vale. Register your interest today 9695 9400 or enclave.mirvac.com

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GLENROY 71 Melbourne Avenue “The One You Have Been Waiting For” From the moment you set your eyes on this stunning residence, you will appreciate the quality on offer. Spacious enough for all the members of the family and well thought through floor plan. Full of natural sunlight throughout, the home boasts a range of features rarely seen in the area and is positioned on a prominent corner allotment of approximately 700m2. Upon entering this amazing home the quality of build and craftsmanship will surely impress.

ESSENDON NORTH 52 Royal Avenue Royal Opportunity To Relax And Enjoy Attractively renovated and complete with a easily maintained landscaped rear garden, this home is ready to be enjoyed in comfort. Modern features and appliances unite with outdoor entertaining spaces. Within handy proximity of schools, shops, transport and parks. Land approx. 447m2.

Saturday 6th April at 11:00am PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

INSPECT CONTACT

By Appointment Jeremy Cleaver 0403 199 511 Roy Khoder 0425 922 290

ESSENDON 21 Laluma Street Affordable Opportunity….. Turn your hopes into reality in this blue ribbon locale with this well maintained home, renovate, extend or build new (S.T.C.A). Land 443m2/44ft x 110ft (approx) with historical use of existing driveway/ roadway of an additional 10ft x 110ft (approx) area adjoining the property.

A 2 B 1 C 1

Saturday 6th April at 1:00pm

$550,000 - $595,000 Tues 5:30-6pm & Sat 2:30-3pm Photo ID required Natalie Drazic 0411 431 633

ESSENDON 9373 0000

NIDDRIE 9379 5739

877 Mt Alexander Road

399 Keilor Road

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A 3 B 1 C 1 E 1

Tuesday 23rd April at 6:00pm (unless sold prior)

A4 B 3 C 4 D 1 E 4

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PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$600,000 - $660,000 Wed 6-6:30pm & Sat 12:30-1pm Photo ID required Bill Karp 0418 310 863, Natalie Drazic 0411 431 633

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MOONEE PONDS 71 Ormond Road Deco Destined To Thrill Commanding and stylish, this Art Deco beauty promises to impress, with its well-appointed living spaces and brilliant entertaining areas highlighting a northerly rear aspect and ironbark decking. Close to shops, transport, parks, restaurants and Ascot Vale Primary. Land approx. 437m2.

A 3 B 1 C 2 E 1

Saturday 13th April at 2:00pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

$680,000 - $740,000 Sat 10:30 - 11:00am Photo ID required Natalie Drazic 0411 431 633, Bill Karp 0418 310 863

ABERFELDIE 53 Vida Street Blue Ribbon Position - River Precinct Savour life in a top locale with this fashionably presented home so close to the majestic Maribyrnong River. Move in to the accommodating existing home, reap rewards with renovation or start anew and construct your new dream home (S.T.C.A.). Land approx. 488m2 (50 X 104ft). PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

A 2 B 1 C 1 E 1

$795,000 Sat 11:30-12:00pm Photo ID required Natalie Drazic 0411 431 633, Bill Karp 0418 310 863

ESSENDON 3/60 Cooper Street

ESSENDON 2/76 Market Street

This brand new townhouse combines to perfection quality craftsmanship with modern design elements, in a fabulous location, walking distance to shops, schools, transport and parks.

This impressive residence combines style and comfort offering the ultimate in low maintenance living. All with a short stroll to parks, schools, public transport and popular Keilor Rd shops and cafes.

A3 B2 C 3 D1 E2

A3 B2 C 3 D1 E2

Saturday 6th April at 3:00pm

Saturday 13th April at 12:00pm

PRICE GUIDE $690,000 - $750,000 INSPECT Thurs 6:45-7:15pm & Sat 12:45-

PRICE GUIDE $670,000 - $740,000 INSPECT Wed 5-5:30pm & Sat 1:30-2pm

1:15pm Photo ID required

Photo ID required

CONTACT Walter Mahch 0402 989 300

CONTACT Natalie Drazic 0411 431 633

ESSENDON 44B Bradshaw Street

KEILOR EAST Lot 926, 86 Steele Creek Drive

This superb & stylish free-standing townhouse with street frontage is the one that you have always wanted. This home ticks all the boxes in a desirable location close to parks, transport & shops.

Plans approved and ready to build on a flat block of land in the Valley Lake Estate. Offering 31sq db story - 4 bdrms plus study, 3 living areas and db garage or design your own dream home.

A3 B2 C 3 E1 PRICE GUIDE $785,000 INSPECT Sat 11-11:30am Photo ID required CONTACT Robert Mohovich 0408 887 767

ESSENDON 9373 0000

NIDDRIE 9379 5739

877 Mt Alexander Road

399 Keilor Road

Saturday 6th April at 12:00pm PRICE GUIDE $370,000 - $400,000 CONTACT Walter Mahch 0402 989 300

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STRATHMORE 75 Mascoma Street Warmth, Comfort and a Modern Classic Touch

Well presented and ready to move in, this single level residence is situated in a central Strathmore location featuring front verandah, elegant lounge & dining room, tastefully renovated modern kitchen, 2nd toilet/ powder room, covered decking alfresco area leading to private courtyard with established gardens. Off street parking for 2 cars. As part of a dual occupancy, on its own title, close to schools, shops, parklands & buses.

STRATHMORE Units 1-6, 132-134 Lebanon Street BRAND NEW BRILLIANCE WITH UNRIVALLED QUALITY

• x2 Townhouses – 3 bdrs (master with ensuite), private terrace, double garage, private rear courtyard, landscape gardens, heating & cooling • x2 Townhouses – 2 bdr double storey townhouse, private rear courtyard, single garage • x2 Villa Units – 2 bdr single storey villa, vista views, private timber decking courtyard,central heating & cooling, single garage

A3 B1 C2

A2&3 B1&2 C1&2

Auction View Contact

FOR SALE/FOR LEASE View Thurs 5.30-6.00pm Contact Chauntel Considine 0407 741 456 Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

Saturday 6th April at 12.30pm Wed 5.30-6.00pm Chauntel Considine 0407 741 456 Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

AIRPORT WEST 41 Clydesdale Road Executor’s Sale - 841m2 approx.

Backing on to Hansen Reserve, this well-maintained 4 bedroom brick home is bursting with space both inside and out. Be inspired to renovate, extend, rebuild or redevelop (STCA) on this sizeable allotment, featuring formal lounge, central kitchen with kitchen meals area, bathroom with sep laundry, 4 spacious bedrooms, under cover patio area, double garage with work shop, kitchenette & shed for plenty of storage. Make the most

A4 B1 C2

STRATHMORE 76 Willonga Street Endless Choices in the Zone on a Sizeable Block

Set on 705m2 approx, this weatherboard will excite you with its renovation, new home or development potential (STCA). Enjoying classic features, a deep rear garden with stunning views and a cul de sac court location, a comfortable retreat to live in whilst you explore your options. Feat. include floorboards, updated kitchen, balcony. In the Strathmore Secondary College Zone, walk to Schools, shops, sporting facilities.

ESSENDON 6/2 Kendall Street Uninterrupted City Views

An opportunity here to acquire this modern multi level townhouse in a most sought after location with shops, schools, transport and parklands all nearby. Offering 3 large bedrooms (2 with BIR’s), master with ensuite and WIR & renovated bathroom. Spacious open plan living areas with direct access to balcony & large private courtyard. Feat. Incl. polished hardwood floors, refrigerated cooling, ducted heating, dishwasher, alarm,

A3 B1

A3 B2 C2

FORTHCOMING AUCTION Contact Chauntel Considine 0407 741 456 Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

Private Sale Contact Chauntel Considine 0407 741 456 Patrick Considine 0418 534 408

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Confidence in Considine

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The strength of Family. Generations of results.

TAYLORS LAKES 87 Nordic Avenue Ultimate family lifestyle of space and luxury! Located in the prestigious Keilor Lodge this fully-optioned home presents an idyllic family environment. Expansive floorplan offers 4 large bedrooms, main bathroom with spa, home office, formal lounge & dining, gourmet kitchen, family/meals and living areas & double garage. Step out to a vast undercover entertaining area with kitchenette & in ground pool. (Land approx 1985sqm)

This immediately comfortable 2BR home includes central bathroom, separate lounge, kitchen/meals, sunroom, plus north-facing backyard with garage and plenty of room to expand. Close to public transport, shops, parks and schools.

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4B

6C

Agent Anthony Elliott 0433 171 740

BRUNSWICK WEST 412 Moreland Road

PASCOE VALE 16 Shanley Street Enjoyed by the one family for over 60 years!

4A

1B

1C

AUCTION Saturday 6th April at 10:30 am Inspect Wednesday 6:00 - 6:30 pm Agent Christian Lonzi 0403 344 279

Perfect commercial investment opportunity! In a high-profile business/retail precinct, this well-presented property on a deep block (B1Z) includes shopfront/ showroom, spacious lounge, kitchen/ meals, two consulting, staff/client amenities, split-system a/c, off-street parking via ROW, room to expand (STCA).

AUCTION Thursday 11th April at 1:30 pm Inspect Wednesday 1:00 - 1:30 pm Agent Christian Lonzi 0403 344 279 Anthony Elliott 0433 171 740

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New dual occupancy home designs just released.

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Strathmore 21 Balmoral Avenue

4 1

Surpass Expectations In Style

For Sale

• Architecturally planned Four bedroom residence in Strathmore Secondary College Zone • Enormous living/dining/stunning kitchen, covered deck and study/retreat • Striking Calacatta marble, enduring Alucabond, top security features and attractive spaces combine to make an elegant and sophisticated abode.

• Three bathrooms, powder room, solar hot water, alarm and video intercom • Ducted heating/cooling, ducted vacuum, rem/dbl/gge and extra front OSP • Stroll to parks, schools and transport (shops, cafes and freeway nearby)

3 2

2 3

Inspect Thursday 28th of March 5.30pm to 6.00pm Saturday 30th of March 11.00am to 11.30am Alex Puglia 0458 393 162 Charles Bongiovanni 0414 339 644

Residence 1 SOLD Residence 2 SOLD Residence 3 SOLD Aberfeldie 136 The Boulevard

3 1

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This • Stroll to parks, river trails and transport, with schools and shops nearby • Huge open living areas including lounge and kitchen/ dining/family • 3 Huge Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, with 2 powder rooms • Further inclusions: duct/heating, evap/cooling and side driveway

9326 8883

3 2

2 3

Flemington 1-3/1a Tunbridge Street

2/3 1

For Sale

Not Following Trends, Setting Them

For Sale

Charles Bongiovanni 0414 339 644

• Bright ideas, brilliantly executed are immediately apparent throughout the just completed spaces • Enjoying leafy surroundings that are beautifully quiet yet conveniently close to transport and village life • 2 downstairs bedrooms, each with built-in robes, 2 bathrooms, surrounding an impressively appointed central bathroom provide superlative accommodation

Alex Puglia 0458 393 162

Alex Puglia 0458 393 162

116 Errol Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Situations Vacant ............................ 72

Air Conditioning............................... 66

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Garden Services.............................. 68

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Bricklayers ..................................... 66

Glazing and Glaziers ........................ 68

Security ......................................... 70

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HandyPerson Services ..................... 68

Shower Screens .............................. 70

Heating .......................................... 68

Tilers ............................................. 70

TRADING WORLD 71

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Locksmiths .................................... 68

Tree Services .................................. 70

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Computer Service and Repairs .......... 67

Paving............................................ 68

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Contact Jim 0419 512 112 or 9317 5009

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Bricklayers

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Ph Mark 0411 860 973

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Westsub Heating & Cooling

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Total Bathroom Renovations Total quality bathrooms at affordable cost. Pensioner Discount

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0417 345 464

9354 5509

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Carpentry, plastering, tiling, electrical, painting and plumbing. • Unblock drains

Bathroom Renovations

DURA - PLUMB

is your Master Builder

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Designer Quality at Factory Prices

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For a Free Quote PH: 9379 0123

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For free quotes call now: 1300 550 901

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• 7 year guarantee • Guaranteed start and finish dates

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Specialising in:

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Builders and Building Services

COMPLETE Bathroom Renovations

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Building Plans and Drafting ............... 66

Hairdressing................................... 72

ARCHIES KITCHENS Specialising in all types of: ● Laundries ● Vanities Competitive prices. For a free measure & quote! ● Kitchens

Phone Tony: 0409 120 383

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Call Joe on 0408 993 912 or 9331 6391

Driveways (Exposed Agg, Colour & Plain, Slate), Shed slabs, Car parks, Footpaths & Crossovers *All Excavating and Landscaping needs Excavations Concreting Landscapes

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Call Vince 0400 594 805

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A & H CLEANING SERVICES

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Demolitions

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Domestic / Commercial cleaning ✔ Garden cleaning/Mowing All workers are Police checked ✔

Ph 0425 819 450

For a comprehensive & detailed Quote & DVD

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• Houses • Garages • Sheds • Bungalows Asbestos Removal Bob Cat, Back Hoe and 10m Tippers Phil 0425 764 814 Tony 0407 684 139 9370 3513

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“A” GRADE ELECTRICIAN All work guaranteed - Reasonable rates - Free quotes. Rewires, new Installations, Safety switches, Smoke Detectors, Sensor lights. Ceiling & Exhaust fans.

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Mob: 0418 180 020 Tel 9264 1802

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All work guaranteed

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or seat

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For Free Quotes ✆ Craig 0414 757 137

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Top Rate Floors Specialising in: ❏ Sanding, Polishing and repairs of all timber floors. Fast free quotes, Top quality workmanship at Mates Rates

Phone 0412 488 732

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per room

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3 bedrooms, lounge & hallway only $50

Kris Floors - Timber Flooring

Bobcat & 3.5t Excavator • Site Cuts - General Excavations • Site Clean-ups & Levelling • Removal of rubbish, soil & concrete • Rock breaker • Fully insured - Free quotes - 7 days a week

Phone Geoff Roach REC.10991 0412 434 529 or 9370 8130

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• Retaining walls alls • Feat Feature e fencin fencing ng • Free standing roller doors • Colorbond • Timber

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AUTOMATIC GATES & FENCING WROUGHT IRON AUTOMATIC & MANUAL TUBULAR STEEL ACCESS CONTROLS BRICK IN-FILLS KEYPAD ENTRY SYSTEMS POOL FENCING G5097396AA-dc8May SERVICE TO ALL BRANDS

FOR A QUOTE CALL: 0412 990 429 or 9382 0547

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Ring Chris now 0417 584 285

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• Timber Paling • Colorbond • Picket Fencing For an obligation free quote call George on...

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G5471627AA-dc23Oct

FLOODED CARPETS CARPET CLEANING UPHOLSTERY CLEANING ABN 92 465 717 255 18 Years Experience FREE DEODORISING

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G5669477AA-dc12Feb

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5818649AA-dc19Mar

0438 423 689

BOB CAT HIRE

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G5458607AA-dc16Oct

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Phone Chris 0419 206 103

WG Home Improvements

9335 2501

Floor Services

Excavations and Earth Moving

• Commercial • Office Cleaning • Carpet Cleaning • Window Cleaning • Vacate Cleaning 16 years experience • Mainly contract work.

G5877983AA-dc19Mar

“Any Building Requirements” House Maintenance, Renovations, Pergolas, Decking, Small Extensions and Bathroom renovations. Small jobs a specialty. Registered Builder.

Rec 17874

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G5884451AA-dc19Mar

DOMESTIC CLEANING Office & Car cleaning

Commercial Domestic All types of electrical work Your local sparky Fully insured

Mark: 0411 092 696

Call Tom 9317 7324 or 0425 759 594

CARPET STEAM &

Mark Duggan Electrical

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Carpenters

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Call Vic Russo 0408 373 248 16291

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Mark 0419 329 745 or 9330 4244

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Fencing and Gates

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TRADEMARK CABINETS

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Call Alex for a free quote on 0418 385 513

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ACE PLASTERING SERVICES

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• 25 years experience • Quality work • Interior/Exterior • Commercial/Domestic • Free quotes

10 years experience Eftpos facilities available

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Partitions

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Specialising in domestic & commercial painting ✓ Pensioner discounts ✓ Dulux accredited Phone Vincent: 0418 874 056 or 9354 1942 Email: vincent.grifa@bigpond.com.au www.grifapainting.com.au

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x Police Checked x Insured x OH&S Compliant

A DEPENDABLE LOCKSMITH

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BOB’S YOUR UNCLE Call 9379 5381 0411 136 259

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• Locks opened • Locks repaired • Combinations changed • Locks supplied and fitted Pensioner discounts

G5897221AA-dc26Mar

Specialist in • Lawn mowing • Edging Pruning / Hedge Trimming • Regular Maintenance • Rubbish Removals • Tree Lopping • Gutter Cleaning

G5679927AA-dc22Jan

0425 763 492

AMAZING GARDEN SERVICES

Professional + Guaranteed Service

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Maintenance & Repairs Need “JOBS DONE” Anything at all? I’ll fix them for you, just call Paul. Pensioners 10% discount

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• OFFICES

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MOONEE VALLEY PLASTERING • Your local Plasterer for over 30 years • Domestic & Commercial • Board & Solid • Contemporary & Heritage Work

Contact Mark 0419 992 210 email mvp_au@yahoo.com.au www.mooneevalleyplastering.com.au

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Punctual, Reliable, Professional & Courteous 28 Years experience Deal only with the owner of the company Your property will always be kept clean & tidy

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Phone Brad 0400 797 307 - 9390 2436

*Conditions apply

JOHN BALL PAINTING

   

G5409035AA-dc25Sep

9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

TED'S GLASS & LEADLIGHTING

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Painters and Decorators

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Storage King Essendon 30 Hawker Street, Airport West

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WE SELL BOXES

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Evans Plumbing Pty. Ltd.Master Plumbers

Daniel Vella: 0402 417 328 lic 49535

Lic: 21931.

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Lic No 30552

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PLUMBER Small Jobs

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Phone Darren 0419 306 484

0432 501 802

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24 Hour Emergency Service Quality Plumbing, Gasfitting and Maintenance Lic No: 44262

Reblocking and Underpinning AAAA

• Hot water unit replacement • Renovations

Call Mark 0418 325 661

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Multiple Insertions - Errors in multiple insertion advertisements after the first day of publication are not the responsibility of the publisher. Please check the first day advertisement and advise of any error to the appropriate sales department. Cancellation - Cancellations are not accepted after deadline.To ensure cancellation is effective, cancellations must be phoned through to the appropriate sales department prior to deadline & advertisers will be issued with a cancellation number for each advertisement. Disclaimer - Metro Media Publishing regret that it is not possible to verify information other than that conveyed in editorial content of the newspaper. Although Metro Media Publishing endeavour to ensure the accuracy of everything published, the Competition and Consumer Act requires Metro Media Publishing to disclaim any belief in the truth or falsity of information which is supplied and which is published in other than editorial content. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damage or liabilities arising out of the published material. Indemnity - Any other liability of the Publisher or any of its officers, employees or agents howsoever arising in respect of an advertisement or series of advertisements, and which does not arise by any lack of care or skill on the part of the Publisher, is limited to a total of $50.00 for each advertisement or series. The Publisher makes the stipulation contained in the preceding sentence on behalf of its officers, employees and agents and, in addition, the Advertiser agrees with the Publisher not to bring or be party to or assert any action claim counterclaim or set-off against any of them at variance from the protection sought to be extended to them by this condition. Terms & Conditions - Full copies of Metro Media Publishing's Terms & Conditions relating to classified and display advertising are available at all branches or by phoning any of the numbers below. Printed & Published by - Antony Catalano of 214-220 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205 for Metro Media Publishing (who accepts responsibility for election and referendum comment). The Moonee Valley Weekly is printed at Hannanprint, 504 Princes Highway, Noble Park, Vic, 3174. Classified advertising (all papers): 13 24 25 Dandenong: 9238 7777 Werribee: 9731 2777 Airport West: 8318 5777 G5287125

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Tree Services

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Rubbish Removal


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Weekly Classifieds Contract Tenders

Contract Tenders MAIL DELIVERY CONTRACTS Australia Post is seeking tenders from companies, or persons willing to form companies, to deliver mail under contract arrangements in the Delivery Area listed below. Australia Post has a commitment to providing a consistent and personal service to its customers. Therefore, as far as practicable the successful tenderer should be able to supply the same personnel to deliver the articles each day in the Delivery Area. The successful tenderer will have sufficient time to make arrangements to comply with the conditions of the contract, including the procurement of a suitable vehicle. Training will initially be provided to the successful tenderer, who is then required to train its own personnel. All genuine tenders and enquiries are welcome. However, Australia Post is not obliged to accept the lowest or indeed any tender, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders if it considers that it is in the interests of Australia Post to do so.

INVITATIONS TO TENDER FOR Tenders are invited for the delivery of MAIL ARTICLES/DEPOT BAGS commencing 1 July 2013 for the following Bid No 8250 V02129 GLENROY NTH ESSENDON PASCOE VALE DEPOTS 802825 Frequency 5 Days per week Approx. 36 Hours & 30 minutes per Week

INVITATIONS TO TENDER FOR Tenders are invited for the delivery of MAIL ARTICLES/DEPOT BAGS commencing 1 July 2013 for the following Bid No 8251 V02230 ASCOT VALE ESSENDON FLEMINGTON 802887 Frequency 5 Days per week Approx. 53 Hours & 30 minutes per Week

This Mail Service can be viewed on the internet by referencing the Bid Number noted above on www.auspost.com.au/ etendering Tender forms for the Mail Service, full details and further information is also available online and a tender can submit their tender via the Internet by registering their details online.

This Mail Service can be viewed on the internet by referencing the Bid Number noted above on www.auspost.com.au/etendering Tender forms for the Mail Service, full details and further information is also available online and a tender can submit their tender via the Internet by registering their details online.

This Mail Service can be viewed on the internet by referencing the Bid Number noted above on www.auspost.com.au/etendering Tender forms for the Mail Service, full details and further information is also available online and a tender can submit their tender via the Internet by registering their details online. Tenderers can also obtain tender details and forms by contacting: (between 9:00am – 1:00pm) The Manager, AIRPORT WEST DELIVERY CENTRE Address: 11 LARKIN COURT AIRPORT WEST 3042 (ESSENDON FIELDS) Tele: 03 92991536 Tenders must be submitted online via the Australia Post e-tendering website www.auspost.com.au/etendering by the closing time and date or in the envelope provided, to the Mail Contracts Distribution Centre, Locked Bag 13000, South Melbourne Vic 3205 or lodged by hand in the provided Tender Box at cnr Woodruff & Bertie Streets Port Melbourne.

Tenderers can also obtain tender details and forms by contacting: (between 9:00am – 1:00pm) The Manager, AIRPORT WEST DELIVERY CENTRE Address: 11 LARKIN COURT AIRPORT WEST 3042 (ESSENDON FIELDS) Tele: 03 92991536 Tenders must be submitted online via the Australia Post e-tendering website www.auspost.com.au/etendering by the closing time and date or in the envelope provided, to the Mail Contracts Distribution Centre, Locked Bag 13000, South Melbourne Vic 3205 or lodged by hand in the provided Tender Box at cnr Woodruff & Bertie Streets Port Melbourne.

TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT Friday 2:00PM ON 12 April 2013

TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT Friday 2:00PM ON 12 April 2013

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PROPERTIES FOR LEASE ESSENDON 4/24 Mackay Street 2 bedroom apartment $300.00 pw

MOONEE PONDS 4/36 Park Street 2 bedroom apartment $400.00 pw

MARIBYRNONG 23/2 Horizon Drive 2 bedroom apartment $365.00 pw

Tenderers can also obtain tender details and forms by contacting: (between 9:00am – 1:00pm) The Manager, AIRPORT WEST DELIVERY CENTRE

ESSENDON

Address: 11 LARKIN COURT AIRPORT WEST 3042 (ESSENDON FIELDS) Tele: 03 92991536 Tenders must be submitted online via the Australia Post e-tendering website www.auspost.com.au/etendering by the closing time and date or in the envelope provided, to the Mail Contracts Distribution Centre, Locked Bag 13000, South Melbourne Vic 3205 or lodged by hand in the provided Tender Box at cnr Woodruff & Bertie Streets Port Melbourne.

Classifieds

YARRAVILLE BV 3BR unit, LUG, private backyard, close to all facilities, no pets. $320pw + bond. Phone 0418 331 894.

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INVITATIONS TO TENDER FOR Tenders are invited for the delivery of MAIL ARTICLES/DEPOT BAGS commencing 1 July 2013 for the following Bid No 8247 V02127 TULLAMARINE KEILOR EAST KEILOR NIDDRIE AVONDALE HEIGHTS DEPOTS 802823 Frequency 5 Days per week Approx. 50 Hours & 30 minutes per Week

MAIL DELIVERY CONTRACTS Australia Post is seeking tenders from companies, or persons willing to form companies, to deliver mail under contract arrangements in the Delivery Area listed below. Australia Post has a commitment to providing a consistent and personal service to its customers. Therefore, as far as practicable the successful tenderer should be able to supply the same personnel to deliver the articles each day in the Delivery Area. The successful tenderer will have sufficient time to make arrangements to comply with the conditions of the contract, including the procurement of a suitable vehicle. Training will initially be provided to the successful tenderer, who is then required to train its own personnel. All genuine tenders and enquiries are welcome. However, Australia Post is not obliged to accept the lowest or indeed any tender, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders if it considers that it is in the interests of Australia Post to do so.

G5885364AA-dc19Mar

MAIL DELIVERY CONTRACTS Australia Post is seeking tenders from companies, or persons willing to form companies, to deliver mail under contract arrangements in the Delivery Area listed below. Australia Post has a commitment to providing a consistent and personal service to its customers. Therefore, as far as practicable the successful tenderer should be able to supply the same personnel to deliver the articles each day in the Delivery Area. The successful tenderer will have sufficient time to make arrangements to comply with the conditions of the contract, including the procurement of a suitable vehicle. Training will initially be provided to the successful tenderer, who is then required to train its own personnel. All genuine tenders and enquiries are welcome. However, Australia Post is not obliged to accept the lowest or indeed any tender, and reserves the right to accept or reject any or all tenders if it considers that it is in the interests of Australia Post to do so.

TENDERS WILL CLOSE AT Friday 2:00PM ON 12 April 2013

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bursts from Essendon. It scored two at the bottom of the eighth and Russell Spear bought home the win by pitching out the ninth without a score for Geelong. Essendon had already stamped itself on the series in game one with a 14-4 win that invoked the mercy rule by the seventh inning.

SUMMER LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Glory days: Mark Mercuri celebrates with the 1993 premiership cup. Ben Duscher. Other signings include Pat Ambrose and Murphy Ambrose (both Old Xaverians), Sam Tagliabue (Temora), Nathan Peoples (North Shore/Bendigo), Sam Barnett (Old

Scotch), Zac O’Brien (Aberfeldie), Richie Bamblett (Coburg), Dan Coghlan (Warburton), Ben McPhee (Bendigo) and Fabian Brancatisano (Essendon Doutta Stars/Western Jets).

Bombers wrong-foot Cats ESSENDON captured back-to-back Summer League division one premierships with a come-from-behind 11-9 win against Geelong at Boeing Reserve on Saturday. The Bombers swept the Cats 2-0 in the best-of-three series. The second game was 9-9 after seven innings after two three-run

BY TEO PELLIZZERI ESSENDON fans feeling in a celebratory mood after Friday night’s victory against the Adelaide Crows can check out the Weekly’s gallery online at mooneevalleyweekly.com.au to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1993 AFL premiership. The Bombers will not play again until their round two match against Melbourne on Saturday, April 6. The VFL season will kick-off with Essendon’s new-look affiliated reserves playing against its former partner Bendigo, now named Bendigo Gold, on Friday, April 5. Essendon confirmed its list of nonAFL players last week. High-profile names confirmed during pre-season include former Gold Coast player Josh Toy and ex-Melbourne player Matthew Bate. Last year’s Bendigo Bombers cocaptain Trent Shinners is a confirmed signing, alongside his counterpart from last season, ex-Rochester player

GRAND FINAL GAME ONE Geelong 4 lt Essendon 14 Hits: Geelong: T.Rooke-Ley, T.Snarey, M.Ryan (HR), R.Wilson, N.Spence, J.Durston. Essendon: S.McIntyre 3, S.Morris 3, P.Stokes 2 (inc HR), T.Dicker 2 (inc HR), J.Davies, T.Sullivan, R.Spear, T.McDonald. RBIs: Geelong: T.Snarey, M.Miller, M.Ryan, N.Spence. Essendon: T.Dicker 3, P.Stokes 2, R.Spear 2, S.McIntyre 2, S.Morris 2, J.Davies Pitching: Geelong: C.Forbes 2.2 inn, 5 H, 3 Ks, 4 BB, 1 HPB, 8 ER. S.Barnes 3.1 inn, 6 H, 5 Ks, 1 BB, 0 HPB, 5 ER. J.Ricketts 0.1 inn, 3 H, 0 Ks, 1 ER. Essendon: D.McIntyre 5.2 inn, 6 H, 5 Ks, 1 BB, 3 ER. S.Lindsay 1.1 inn, 0 H, 2 Ks, 0 BB, 0 ER GRAND FINAL GAME TWO Geelong 9 lt Essendon 11

Hits: Geelong: R.Wilson 2, S.Wilson 2, T.Snarey, M.Ryan, N.Spence, A.Medew. Essendon: J.Rogers 4, J.Davies 3 (inc HR), T.Sullivan 3, S.McIntyre, P.Stokes, R.Spear, T.Dicker, L.Bedford, S.Morris RBIs: Geelong: S.Wilson 5, A.Medew 2, R.Wilson, N.Spence. Essendon: J.Davies 2, T.Sullivan 2, R.Spear 2, T.Dicker 2, S.McIntyre, J.Rogers Pitching: Geelong: T.Kerr-Chapman 5.1 inn, 12 H, 4 Ls, 1 BB, 0 HPB, 9 ER. S.Barnes 2 inn, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 0 HPB, 1 ER. C,Forbes 0.2 inn, 2 H, 1 K, 1 BB, 1 ER. Essendon: G.Formisano 3.1 inn, 5 H, 2 Ks, 4 BB, 1 HPB, 6 ER. S.Lindsay 2.2 inn, 0 H, 4 Ks, 0 BB, 1 HPB, 0 ER. K.Bedford 1.2 inn, 3 H, 1 K, 2 BB, 0 HPB, 3 ER. R.Spear 1.1 inn, 0 H, 2 Ks, 0 BB, 0 ER

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Third-quarter slump costly for Cannons BY TEO PELLIZZERI NORTHERN Knights’ final surge proved too much for Calder to match as the Cannons lost their TAC Cup opener by 22 points on Sunday. A game in which the momentum swung back and forth went the Knights’ way last as three goals in the last eight minutes set up the 15.7 (97) to 11.9 (75) result at Princes Park. Calder led by as many as 16 points in the second quarter but conceded four unanswered goals in the third term to leave the Cannons chasing the game. Calder closed to within three points midway through the final term but could not hit the front as Northern’s top performers steadied to take the victory. Josh Cauchi (Pascoe Vale) was Calder’s forward-line inspiration, booting six goals from a variety of situations and proving too good for his defensive match-ups. But Northern Knights’ Hugh Curnow was equally damaging at the other end. He booted four goals including the one which

INBRIEF EDFL Local footy returns on Good Friday with the Premier Division season starting with Strathmore taking on Keilor at Lebanon Reserve. The match starts at 2pm. Round one proper for all EDFL divisions does not start until Saturday, April 13.

Soccer Former Socceroo Kimon Taliadoros was one of three new members elected to the Football Federation Victoria board last Wednesday. Aldrin De Zilva, a barrister, solicitor and accountant, and John Lewis, a journalist and TV producer, were also elected. Outgoing board members were Joe Perri, Ian Eman-Ammache and Bart Harrold. FFV’s annual report stated that total misconduct was down last year, with the combination of tribunals, fines, player suspensions and warnings sinking to 1584 instances, down from 1782 in 2011 and 2568 in 2008. Male player registrations went down from 49,393 to 48,382 for the state last year, but female player registrations grew from 9944 to 10,411. FFV’s comprehensive income for the year ended October 31 was $9.27 million, down from $10.10 million in 2011. FFV president Nick Monteleone said the reduction in misconduct incidents was ‘‘a reflection on the changing culture of our game, leadership shown by clubs and the hard work that FFV staff who have delivered the respect and responsibility programs’’.

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sealed the game 19 minutes into the last quarter. Curnow bent a banana kick through with a left-footed attempt from the forward pocket, all while being bundled over by a desperate Cannons defence. The major made the margin 16 points with just four minutes left. Calder had a claim to being hard done by minutes earlier for a Northern goal, with Daniel Thompson (Aberfeldie) pinged for a throw for his unconventional, yet seemingly legal handpass. Northern’s Ciaran Porter capitalised on the free-kick with a 45m set shot. Calder had drawn to within three points with Cauchi’s sixth of the day and a 50m penalty goal for Aaron Christensen. But the 17-minute scoreless spell in the third term where Northern kicked 4.1 proved too difficult to overturn. Jake Owen (Woodend) was Calder’s most prolific ball-winner with 24 possessions and 10 marks, while Anthony Prestia (Aberfeldie) collected 24 touches, James Ferry (Gisborne) 21 and Jake Lever (Romsey) 19.

Arm wrestle: Calder’s Jake Lever and Jacob Smith (Northern Knights) grapple for the ball.

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Hitting targets the key, coach concedes BY TEO PELLIZZERI CALDER coach Andrew Jago kept his postmatch address short and sharp after the Cannons’ first-round loss to the Northern Knights on Sunday. Jago asked his team to learn from the mistakes they made in the 22-point defeat. Hitting targets under match pressure was a theme through Jago’s quarter-break addresses and post-match comments. "Our defensive pressure was good. We lapsed a couple of times and they hurt us. "We didn’t take our chances early in the game which is something we’ve got to get better at. And our delivery of the ball forward was not good enough. "There was genuinely some momentum swings. What caused that I’m not so sure." Josh Cauchi’s six goals was praised by the coach for his role as the team’s small forward. "He was very good offensively. We’ve got to keep working with him on the defensive side of the ball but he knows that. He laid some good tackles but some got away, too. He’s getting far, far better at it after a limited pre-season with an ankle. "The delivery (forward) wasn’t great, but the (key forwards’) effort was there. We need them to compete. "Our kicking of the ball forward was poor all day. Northern didn’t hurt us as much as they could have but it’s something we definitely need to focus on.

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Spoiler: Calder’s Ricky Schraven smothers Ben Lennon (Northern Knights) as he tries to clear the ball. Picture: Darren Howe

"I did ask them to take risks and take the game on after three-quarter time and that probably led to some of the over-ambitious attempts to deliver the ball forward. The areas we need to improve on are fixable." Calder Cannons 11.9 (75) lt Northern Knights 15.7 (97)

GOALS – Calder: Cauchi 6, Walker, Jensen, Christensen, Schraven, Morrison. Northern: Curnow 4, Haynes, Porter, Bromley, Lennon 2, Bontempelli, Langford, Gilbert. BEST – Calder: Owen, Lever, Cauchi, Prestia, Miller, Christensen. Northern: Bowkett, Lennon, Tardio, Hunt, Soccio, Curnow.


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Elated Ponds breaks through the gloom BY DANIEL PAPROTH

Top club: Moonee Ponds celebrates after winning the title.

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MOONEE Ponds atoned for three consecutive grand final losses with a win over Melbourne in the Bowls Victoria Henselite Premier Division decider. The second-placed Ponds trumped the minor premier in the decider last Sunday week by winning three of the four rinks to emerge a 99-71 winner in overcast conditions at Glen Waverley Bowls Club. The win was vindication for the long-suffering Moonee Ponds, which has been a powerhouse for years but with few titles to show for it. Getting a strong start was the key and it was Moonee Ponds which dominated early. Melbourne went five ends without scoring early on as the Ponds jumped out to a 25-4 lead after 14 ends. That

was then extended to a 33-7 lead after 21 ends and the competition appeared all but over at 42-12 after 30 ends. Then Melbourne began to show in the middle period of the game some of the play it had demonstrated all season and at one stage got within 11 shots, with Dylan Fisher showing why he is one of Australia’s hottest young talents. But that was as close as the Demons got as Moonee Ponds ran out 22-shot winners from 80 ends. Shane Fordham’s rink exacted the most damage, winning 31-8. Mark Jacobsen (24- 15) and Adam Galloway’s (23-13) rinks also won. Fisher’s was the only Melbourne rink to win, beating Brett Spurr’s 31-21. Moonee Ponds manager Andy Smith could barely contain his excitement after the match. “After three runners-up, by four

shots, one shot and six shots, we are elated,” he said. “The last three years we have given away big starts so today we had to come out of the blocks well and we did. They were chasing their tails all day. That was one of our aims and we did it.” Melbourne veteran Grant Hopwood was shattered after the match. “We were pretty confident going into it,” he said. “Today just wasn’t our day. For some reason it didn’t happen, and it wasn’t just one rink, it was right across the board. “We would have fancied ourselves on something that was running a bit quicker but both teams have to play on it and we should have been able to handle it. “That’s the way bowls is. It doesn’t matter who the dominant side is, it could go either way on the day.”

Valley’s concentration on the young and eager pays off BY TEO PELLIZZERI AN investment in youth and club culture has paid off for Moonee Valley Bowls Club as one of just two clubs from the bowls stronghold that is the Moonee Valley council region to bring home a title this season. The Valley took out division seven last Saturday week after storming through the sectional and divisional finals, ultimately beating Epping RSL 75-69 at Rosanna. The division seven outfit is Moonee Valley’s thirds, while the firsts in division 1 came close to being promoted to the Henselite Premier Division for the first time in club history. But the club’s coming close to a premier berth in the past two seasons has not given it tunnel vision simply to chase glory for its top team. Instead, the focus remains at what the club considers its lifeblood, young players. And the link between the bowling club with its cricket and football bodies, playing on Ormond Park next to the bowling green, has been integral in building numbers through the last decade. An extended tea-break due to a rain delay helped the thirds turn around a double-figure shot deficit against Epping RSL. One inspired end proved the difference. ‘‘At the 19th end our respective rinks got a five, three, three and one,’’ bowler Peter Gardiner said. ‘‘It took us from three down to nine up.’’ One rink, skipped by Mitchell Roberts, 20, had a total age of just 66. Jack Noonan, 18 – whose grandfather Jim, 89, was on a different rink – Luke Intagliata, 16, and Joel Randall, 12, were the other bowlers. Roberts’ father, John, was skipping a rink of his own.

Young guns: Moonee Valley’s rink (above) with a combined age of 66: Joel Randall, Luke Intagliata, Jack Noonan and skip Mitchell Roberts, and (top, right) Moonee Valley’s thirds celebrate after winning the seven pennant. Pictures: Tim Gresham/timgresham.com

‘‘Most teams have 66 years taken up by one player,’’ club president Norm Short said. ‘‘In the team we had one father and son, one grandfather and grandson, brother and sister, and their father the team manager. ‘‘This club has gone from 29 members to 94 in nine years. With an average age of 51 we are probably the youngest bowling club in Victoria.’’ While the 77-year age gap between Jim Noonan and Joel Randall is an eye-catching

statistic, Moonee Valley has taken club-building steps to prevent a social divide between its old and young members. ‘‘I’ve been in bowls clubs for 35 years and the one thing this club has got going that’s unique is it doesn’t have any bowls politics,’’ Short said. ‘‘That’s why young people get on well here. There’s no power struggles. We don’t have people pulling the pin because they don’t get selected. ‘‘This is a bowling football club I tell people.

‘‘It’s like going to a footy club but they play bowls.’’ Gardiner also used a football analogy to describe the club’s growth. The rise in numbers has been matched by success, with the club playing in division four and eight in 2003-4 and now fielding teams in divisions one, two, seven and eight. ‘‘To go from div four and div eight, for us to get to the stage where our first side almost made it to premier, it would be like Moonee Valley football club playing VFL.’’ Moonee Valley’s firsts will be attempting to climb into Premier next season, but Short was eager to point out the committee’s focus would not shift to mass recruiting for a promotion charge. ‘‘We are making a positive move to try and improve our club to make it to Premier,’’ Short said. ‘‘We need good experienced skippers, a couple of them. The committee has made a couple of decisions on what we’re going to do.’’

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