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Estate agent on drug charges BY SUE HEWITT shewitt@mmpgroup.com.au

TWO estate agents have been charged over the use of 25 rental properties used to grow hydroponic marijuana crops in the northern suburbs. The directors of the Barry Plant real estate Epping franchise were charged with aiding and abetting the commercial cultivation and trafficking of illegal drugs. Inspector Bob Dykstra said police were investigating the death last Thursday of one of the directors, but he said police did not believe there were any suspicious circumstances. A property manager at the Epping

franchise had been interviewed by police and would be charged on summons with drug-related offences, police said. Several other men had been

charged or have charges pending over the alleged drug houses in Epping, South Morang, Wollert, Lalor, Mill Park and Preston, Detective Leading Senior Constable Haydn Beale said. He said the Whittlesea Crime Investigation Unit swooped on the houses last Tuesday after a tip-off and found 3000 cannabis plants. An Epping man, 52, who allegedly rented all 25 properties, was charged with 10 counts of cultivating and trafficking a commercial quantity of cannabis, Mr Beale said. Five other men had been charged with separate counts of cultivating and trafficking a commercial quantity of drugs, he said. One of the men was reported to the Immigration Department over

alleged visa violations. A 36-year-old Thomastown man had been questioned and released pending inquiries and would be charged on summons, Mr Beale said. Barry Plant chief executive Mike McCarthy said two employees at the Epping branch had been fired, while the two directors who had been charged had said they were innocent. “It was one rogue employee in one independently owned office,” Mr McCarthy said. ‘‘This is isolated to one office.’’ He said the directors had stepped aside from their roles pending the investigation. Rental properties had been transferred from the Epping office to the Thomastown office.

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BY SUE HEWITT THE fire that torched parts of Epping was “uncontrollable” as soon as it started and City of Whittlesea residents were still at risk, according to the CFA regional commander John Deering. “In those conditions it was uncontrollable immediately, even though the CFA appliances [vehicles] were there

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in six minutes,” Mr Deering said. The grass fire, which started on Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook travelled about five to six kilometres an hour, reaching Craigieburn East Road in 80 minutes, he said. Residents living anywhere the estate adjoined grasslands and

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Many alone in miscarriage grief BY SUE HEWITT UP to one in five pregnancies end in miscarriage but many women suffer in silence, according to a La Trobe University academic. Midwifery professor Susan McDonald said the miscarriage rate might be higher than 20 per cent because it was believed that early pregnancies might end without the woman being aware of the pregnancy. She said it could be a “lonely time” for women who miscarried. “Friends, family and co-workers often feel anxious about broaching a sensitive topic for fear of upsetting a woman or saying what they perceive might be the wrong thing, not realising that for some women saying nothing makes them feel as though the loss is not important,” she said. Ms McDonald said 80 per cent of miscarriages happened in the first 12

weeks, and could be devastating. “The hopes, dreams and plans that begin to be made can come to a cruel and devastating end with the loss of the pregnancy,” she said. “It may also occur at a time in the pregnancy when the woman has not told a lot of people, therefore friends, family, work colleagues may be unaware of the loss and the accompanying sorrow and emotional pain the woman is experiencing.” She said women and couples often looked for a cause. “This often manifests itself as guilt about what may have happened such as they went for a run up a flight of stairs, ate a meal that was too spicy or had an argument; none of which are known to be causes at all, but there is a need to make sense of the loss.”

With a heavenly harp accompanying them, the Greenbrook Singers have the voices of angels. Conductor and harpist Margaret Crichton (centre) says the women, aged from 60 to 85, are untrained “shower singers” from Greenbrook Community House in Epping. They performed last weekend at the Whittlesea Community Festival. “We started in 2004 and some of the original members are still part of our 10 woman line-up, singing everything from golden oldies, folk, ’60s and ’70s pop music and songs in other languages,” Crichton says. “We mostly sing a cappella but also use the folk harp. If people want to join all you need is a love of singing.”

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Today she looks at her first-born children with love. They were a happy accident, she says. “We wanted to get ahead and were trying to be terribly sensible before we started a family but the universe had other plans,” she says. Ristic suffered cramps and went to a doctor and discovered she was pregnant. An ultrasound revealed twins. It was a “dream” pregnancy with no morning sickness but when Ristic started getting “baby brain” and couldn’t focus on teaching English as a second language, she quit her day job. She left her second job at a supermarket after a female customer jumped the counter and tried to attack her. “I was carrying two lives and couldn’t risk it,” she says. Ristic says having twins is a joy despite the hard work. The multiple-births association provides practical help, including delivering home-cooked meals at a time when Ristic had not left the house for a week. The association provides playgroups and mums-and-bubs days as well as support and sharing. “We’re trying again [to fall pregnant], and yes, we want twins.” I The Diamond Valley Multiple Births Association is holding an Easter egg hunt with other family activities at the Briar Hill community hall, 126 Mountain View Road, Briar Hill, at 11am on Sunday, March 24. Details: email info@dvmba.amba.org.au.


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A new school named in honour of Australia’s first saint is a godsend for the northern suburbs, writes Sue Hewitt

saint once walked the dusty roads of Epping North in the 1800s, but few who saw the little girl realised she could perform miracles. Dressed in the humble clothes of a farmer’s daughter, Mary Helen MacKillop would probably have kicked at loose stones with worn boots or ridden a horse along the tracks that then served as roads. She was six when her father moved the family from Fitzroy, where Mary was born in 1842, to his wife’s parents’ farm in Epping North. The first mass in the area was celebrated in 1848 at the home of Mary’s maternal grandparents, the McDonalds. A priest rode on horseback from St Francis Church in Melbourne to perform the service. It is not known whether this introduced young Mary MacKillop to her life’s work which, in 2010, led to her becoming Australia’s first and only saint after the Catholic church recognised a series of miracles in her name. To the people of the northern suburbs she is still performing ‘‘miracles’’ today, in the form of a new school named in her honour: St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School. The school’s principal, Geraldine Dalton, says MacKillop’s childhood connection to the area underscores its special relationship with the saint.

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MacKillop founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, or Josephites, which established schools throughout Australasia for the poor, especially in rural areas. She opened the first Josephite school in a converted stable in Penola, South Australia, in 1866, and now history has repeated itself at the Epping North school. Dalton says while her school, built on the historic Creed family dairy farm, has a contemporary building it also has a barn and farmhouse dating back to the 1850s, which have been refurbished. ‘‘The beginnings of our school are very similar to the beginnings of the school Mary set up in Penola on a farm,’’ says Dalton. ‘‘We too are on farmland, and we have a converted barn and farmhouse, and we have strong links to Mary’s early days and her goal of serving the needs of local children.’’ There are 67 students and eight staff at the school but Dalton expects this figure to swell to 500 pupils over the next five years. It is a godsend to residents of the ever-expanding Aurora housing estate, and is part of the Catholic Education department’s $250 million plan to open 13 schools in Melbourne’s north and west growth corridors, including Doreen, during the next decade. “We are serving a need for Catholic families; there’s a lot of development in this area with younger families looking for schools,” says Dalton. “All indications are that building this school was the right thing to do.” [ 10 ] NORTHERN WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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St Mary of the Cross MacKillop Catholic Parish Primary School pupils Sienna (grade 1), Mitchell (grade 1) and Nayanika (grade 2)

The Epping North school cost $4.3 million, with the local community raising $2.3 million and the federal government providing the rest. The new open-plan building encourages interaction, communication and collaboration, and allows children of different ages to work together and share technology resources, says Dalton. The school’s eldest pupil is Lisa, who is also the school’s only grade 6 pupil. Dalton says because the school has personalised education plans, Lisa is not disadvantaged

being on her own. “If there were other grade 6 pupils they would all be on their own individual plans, too,” Dalton says. As for Lisa, she says she loves the new school. “I like how when you look outside the windows you see open space and I can’t help wondering what it will look like in the future when my little brother Walter comes to school here [next year]. “I love our colourful school and I love how everything is open [plan].”


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School principal Geraldine Dalton, Jemima (prep), Nirbhay (grade 5), Father Maurie Cooney and Chiara (grade 5)

members of the MacKillop and McDonald families lived in this area too and Mary would have traversed this countryside visiting aunts and uncles and cousins.”

The official opening on March 3 by McEwen MHR Rob Mitchell and blessing by Denis Hart, the Archbishop of Melbourne, was attended by members of Mary’s Josephite order. Sister Josephine Dubiel, the Josephite provincial leader of Victoria-Tasmania was accompanied by sisters Shirley O’Toole, Jeanne Dwyer and Mary Davis. “The children greeted us warmly with lovely smiles and an obvious pride in their new school,” Sister Josephine says. “With the recently opened restored farmhouse and barn

too, we could not help but recall that as Sister Mary, Mary MacKillop opened her first school in a stable, renovated by her brother John, at Penola. Mary believed that children ‘deserved the best we can offer’.” She says MacKillop’s childhood as the eldest of eight children was not easy. “In unfortunate financial circumstances, the family had to leave their cottage and move further out from Melbourne and take up farming, first at Merri Creek, and then Darebin Creek [Epping North]. Other

In April 1847, when MacKillop was five, tragedy struck when her maternal grandfather fell into the swollen Darebin creek and died. “Mary was very fond of her grandfather and even as an adult she would remember him with a tear on his birthday,” Sister Josephine says. “It was from her grandfather that Mary learnt some Gaelic – he always called her his ‘gnothch miadhail’, meaning ‘my precious thing’.” Sister Josephine believes the family moved to a dairy farm in Plenty in 1853 where Mary’s father, Alexander, stood for the seat of North Bourke in the fairly new Victorian parliament. “While he had no money to run a big or successful campaign, one of his election policies was to try to get the government to build a school for the 30 to 40 children ‘in this remote part of the colony’,” she says. “Both Alexander MacKillop and his daughter Mary would be pleased to see such wonderful educational facilities for their neighbours’ children of today.” MacKillop’s presence is everywhere in the new school: from paintings, texts and other symbols of her, to a religious ‘‘relic’’, a revered piece of her 1914 coffin. Father Maurie Cooney, the parish priest for Epping and Epping North, discovered the relic when he visited the Josephite sisters. A piece of cedar, measuring about 10 by five centimetres, the relic sits in a glass display cabinet in the school’s administration office, along with a note printed with MacKillop’s words: ‘‘How I wish we would remember that we are but travellers here”. ‘‘Her words ... have an urging about them, and urgency too, and a determination,’’ Father Maurie told the crowd at the recent school opening. Dalton believes the school will have a lasting legacy. “Mary’s adult approach is an inspiration for us in this new parish and school venture,” she says. “By learning about St Mary of the Cross as a person, we can be motivated by her courage, care for others, commitment to action and embracing God in the ordinariness of her life. Recognising and living these gifts is a wonderful foundation on which to create a new school community.” I March 19, 2013 NORTHERN WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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he premise of this new Antipodean series feels deeply familiar: a young girl disappears from a remote community, leading to an investigation that uncovers a web of secrets. In this case, the small town is in the mountains of New Zealand’s south island – Hobbit country – and the young girl is a pregnant 12-year-old. Despite being built on a familiar hook, the return to television by writer and director Jane Campion is anything but old hat. Instead, she uses a well-worn map to jaunt off in surprising, fresh and slightly weird directions. There’s more than a hint of Twin Peaks here, although Top of the Lake feels far more grounded. Star Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men’s Peggy) has a decent stab at the New Zealand accent, bringing a warm tenderness to her flawed detective, whose strident exterior belies an ancient hurt. David Wenham is gruffly endearing as her somewhat suspect colleague, while Peter Mullan is terrifying as the town’s unofficial overlord. Campion manages to tease us with glimpses of each character’s secrets, but never leaves us feeling alienated. But it is the writing that truly sets this series apart. Not only is it, to date, the best thing on television this year, it’s also one of the finest Australian productions (or co-productions) in a decade. Top of the Lake shows how much better our telly could be if it had the scripts to match.

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he superb debut from London trio Daughter isn’t so much slow burn as gentle thaw. The tunes glow from beneath three feet of ice, content to keep their distance. Elena Tonra’s voice is fragile but aloof, skating across pristine, often minimalist instrumentation. Yet, for all its apparent coldness, this is a work of barely restrained, dirty passion. There’s nothing quite as naked and raw as early single Landfill, but when opener Winter finally breaks a sweat, its ragged energy recalls the thrilling heartache of Lamb’s Gorecki. Beautiful and affecting, the album’s chilled charms are epitomised by new single Still. Stirring the cold ashes of an affair, it perfectly evokes the painful push and pull of broken love, with its two lovers “reaching for each others’ wounds”. If You Leave resounds with hurt, but is all the more delicious for it.

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his new exhibition combines traditional performance and visual art in an innovative display of the best of contemporary indigenous culture. Alongside enormous lino prints, colourful masks and elaborate headdresses, the gallery will host new theatrical works from prominent Torres Strait Islander artists. Next month will see special performances by Alick Tipoti and the Badu Island Traditional Zugubal Dancers, bringing to life the links between Islander dance and their artworks.

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here is no shortage of damning reviews of this latest Bruce Willis vehicle. Make no mistake, this is a terrible film. Yet it’s also one of the more enjoyable action flicks in ages. The plot is wonderfully implausible. New York

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cop John McClane (Willis) jets off to Moscow to find his estranged son, and gets entangled in a half-arsed plot involving Chernobyl. Any attempt to make McClane a nuanced, vaguely realistic character has gone out the window. Here, he is a psychopathic nuisance, a gun-toting carjacker who takes joy in killing as many people as possible. But, he is the hero. The action is similarly ridiculous. Trucks jump from one freeway tier to another. Our heroes

leap from the 10th floor with nary a scratch. If it sounds laughable, it is. I laughed more often and more heartily than during the most recent Judd Apatow effort, usually in the wrong places. Die Hard has always been a franchise built on misfires and cast-offs. The original film was supposed to be a Schwarzenegger sequel and the first four were based on unrelated novels. In that light, it makes sense that number five should be a cartoonish, deeply silly Bond-style thriller.


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MOTORING

Beauty and brains Japanese style meets European safety. By Rod Easdown

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limb into practically any car made in Germany – anything from a Porsche to a Volkswagen – and the immediate impression is of solidity. It feels secure, robust, substantial. Above all it feels safe. It’s a thing the Germans can do that car makers across the rest of the world just can’t seem to achieve. But the Mazda 6 is coming close. It’s not quite a BMW 3-series but it’s as close as a Japanese car has got. It’s a most impressive thing. This all became clear on a sharp lefthand corner pitted and rutted with old,

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weather-beaten bitumen. It gets most cars untidy at 100 km/h, but the 6 rounded it beautifully, solid as a rock. No lateral bounciness, no skipping, no OMG moment. It felt as good as a BMW. Japanese cars are not normally like this. You can pick them blindfolded; the controls are light, the handling is adequate if uninspiring, but there’s an overarching degree of blandness that makes the whole experience rather forgettable. The Mazda 6 has gone a cut above. The controls are light but accurate and fast, and nicely in touch with what’s happening. The suspension rides nicely but it’s firm enough to feel good in the twisty bits. Mostly it just feels really well built, organised and sorted. OK, the engine note, although not unpleasant is nowhere near as nice as a BMW; when it’s under full load it’s more noisy than stirring, but the car is quick off the mark and overtakes with authority. Road noise is high at freeway speeds

Mazda 6 Atenza What is it? Mazda’s big family car. What’s in it? A 138 kilowatt 2.5-litre four cylinder with a six-speed auto. Is it thirsty? I used 11 litres per 100 km in the city, 6.7 in the country. The official combined figure is 6.6. Drive away $51,216. Prices start at $37,388. Thumbs up Build quality, space, comfort. Thumbs down Space-saver spare, tight boot, the auto stop/start is rough.

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despite Mazda’s electronic noise-cancelling technology. A change of tyres may help this. And Mazda’s auto start/stop is pretty rough. But it looks good. There’s a slightly muted aggression to the flowing lines and the back looks just as good as the front. I parked one beside a 3-series and it made the BMW look, well, rather boringly conventional. The interior is just as good; excellent seating, although headroom is tight in the back, all mod cons and good quality audio and navigation. Boot space is nothing special and under the floor you’ll only find a spacesaver spare. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable drive. My only complaint was that around the city the automatic transmission, which is calibrated for economy, can be less than responsive. The Atenza is the top model and diesel adds about $3000. Personally I’d have the petrol. I

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PROPERTYOFTHEWEEK

Built to last

Grand scale and a top location appeal at this much-loved property

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his property has only ever been owned by one family. The very same hands that laid the bricks of this classic triple-fronted house 34 years ago have lovingly updated it ever since, ensuring it has been extended over time in a style consistent to the property’s origins. The house is much bigger now than it was back in the late 1970s, and bigger than it appears from the street. Stepping inside gives you a clue of its size – you can see all the way from the front door to the distant back wall of the billiards room.

The house is decked out in timber front to back, lending the property a timeless warmth and character. Pine-lined ceilings are held up with burly timber beams in the lounge giving the impression you could just as easily be in an alpine chalet. Polished floors shine softly in the natural light which streams through the timber-framed corner windows. The lounge and tiled meals area are separated by a built-in display unit which has downlights. The nearby kitchen has been built by a family who loves to cook. It has a large breakfast bar and top-of-the line appliances, including a 900mm oven and a Bosch dishwasher. From the kitchen sink, you get another clue of the size of the house with views across the rooftop.

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The double-storey extension begins with a foyer with a stacked-stone feature wall. From here, you can step up to two of the property’s five bedrooms. The main bedroom has an en suite, walk-in wardrobe and parkland views. Step down to the large billiards/rumpus room. Timber-lined ceilings and a potbelly wood stove with slate surrounds ensure the alpine chalet aesthetic continues in this space. Two sets of French doors swing open to what is arguably this property’s finest feature. This is not just any covered outdoor entertainment area, it’s the five-star, king-size variety with a pitched, conservatory-style roof that extends from the single garage at the side of the house to the extension. A table big enough for a royal banquet is stretched beneath.

The deck then expands further at the rear of the house, providing friends and family members with plenty of space to relax. The view across the backyard to Edgars Creek and the Thomas Street Reserve is the cherry on top. The property backs onto Thomastown’s prized waterway which runs down to Westgarthtown – Victoria’s oldest German settlement. A moment’s stroll from this property will take you to the beautiful bluestone buildings and gardens of this 1850s village. Descendants of the family who built the main farm house in the village found it difficult to leave. They stayed there until the 1970s when the settlement was purchased by the Whittlesea council. I


BEDROOMS Five BATHROOMS Two LIVING Lounge, meals, billiards/rumpus THE REST 1970s triple-fronted brick house, frontage to Edgars Creek, zoned accommodation with upstairs main bedroom and nursery, big kitchen with 900mm oven, ducted heating and split-system airconditioning, large outdoor entertainment area, single-car garage PRICE $400,000 plus AUCTION March 23 at 1pm AGENT Love Real Estate Thomastown, call 9401 2322

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13 DOMAIN TERRACE, SOUTH MORANG BEDROOMS Three BATHROOMS Two LIVING Meals, family, lounge THE REST Ducted heating and cooling, garage with rear roller-door access, landscaped gardens, undercover outdoor entertainment area, abuts reserve, walking distance to schools, lake, shops and buses PRICE $384,950 PRIVATE SALE AGENT Millership and Co, call 9436 0222

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BEDROOMS Two BATHROOMS Two LIVING Meals, family THE REST In a central South Morang location, en suite, courtyard, open-plan living zones, balcony, lock-up single garage, split-system heating and cooling, European-style laundry, close to shops, public transport and schools PRICE $225,000–$285,000 SALE BY SET DATE March 23 AGENT Barry Plant South Morang, call 9437 8155

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$300,000 plus Thur 5-5.30pm Sat from 11.30am Photo ID required Frank Romeo 0438 010 974 EPPING 9422 1822

EPPING 26 Glendale Avenue The Complete Package This outstanding brick home will delight with its huge bright rooms & quality appointments. Upon entry you will be impressed with the open plan lounge, adjoining dining & kitchen. Also offers 3 spacious bedrooms, renovated bathroom & rear alfresco overlooking a landscaped backyard.

PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

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This Saturday at 1pm PRICE GUIDE INSPECT CONTACT

EPPING 2 Fertile Street

$350,000 plus Thur 5.30-6pm Sat from 10.30am Photo ID required Steven Celea 0422 884 583 EPPING 9422 1822

THOMASTOWN 150 Victoria Drive Transport At Your Doorstep Situated close to all amenities, this home offers great potential for the astute investor or home buyer. Comprising 3 large bdrms, two with BIR’s, large living room, modern kitchen adjoining meals area and much more. Includes: gas heating, cooling, PFB’s, under cover BBQ area & DLUG.

A 3 B 1 C 1 E 2

This Saturday at 12pm

$300,000plus Thur 5.45-6.15pm Sat from 12.30pm Photo ID required Frank Romeo 0438 010 974 EPPING 9422 1822

INSPECT MELWAYS CONTACT

Sat from 11.30am Photo ID required 8 D7 Zoran Milenkovic 0417 586 657 THOMASTOWN 9466 3233

THOMASTOWN

EPPING

MILL PARK

SOUTH MORANG

BUNDOORA

199 High Street

740 High Street

Shop 8, The Stables

Shop 9, 797 Plenty Rd

4/1177 Plenty Rd

9466 3233

9422 1822

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9437 8155

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THOMASTOWN 7/56-58 Spring Street Available Now $290pw This lovely 2 bdrm unit offers BIR’s, functional kitchen, gas heating, courtyard and a single carport. Close to schools, shops and public transport. Robyn Whelan: 0433 129 990

LALOR 67 Derrick Street Available Now $250pw Well presented 3 bdrm home includes: main bdrm with BIR & ceiling fan, lounge, s/system air con, bathroom & LUG. Located close to Lalor station & shops. Phone : 9422 1822

MERNDA 20 Jackaroo Street Available Now $380pw Huge 4 bedroom home with open plan living areas. Decking and entertainment area with low maintenance though stylish gardens. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

MILL PARK 2 Ester Drive Available Now $395pw Outstanding family home offering 4 bedrooms, separate lounge and retreat areas, outdoor alfresco and low maintenance yard. Call now to inspect. Brayden Schmidt: 9437 8155

BUNDOORA 12/22 Greenhills Road Available 11th March $320pw 2 BR with BIR’s perfectly located with gas stove, ducted heating & cooling, SLUG & courtyard. 6 moth lease on offer. Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

RESERVOIR 27 Rathcown Road Available NOW $380pw In a prime location located near La Trobe University, Local Parks, 6 minute drive from train station & More! Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

THOMASTOWN 2,3,4/27 Central Avenue Available Now $300pw Brand new 1 bdrm units with BIR’s, study, kitchen with gas appls, dishwasher, living/ dining area that adjoins the entertainers courtyard, split system and carport. Faye Fotiadis: 0414 517 286

WOLLERT 22 Kopi Way Available Now $270-$290pw Spac new 2 bdrm townhouse. Feat: A well equipped kitchen with SS appl, split system air cond & low maintenance gardens. Position close to all amenities. Phone : 9422 1822

MERNDA 15 Pasture Crescent Available Now $310pw Beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse loacted within new Mernda Village shops, parks & schools. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

MERNDA 14 Palazzo Terrace Available Now $360pw Spacious 4 bedroom home including timber room divider shutters. Ducted heating & split system. A must see to appreciate the size & quality of home. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

WATSONIA 14 Bungay Street Available NOW $330pw Well located 2BR home, living area, kitchen, bathroom & double carport minutes walk to Loyola College, Watson Rd Shopping district & train station. Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

WATSONIA 24 Gresswell Park Drive Available 14th March $650pw Quality home comprising of large living areas, 4 BR’s plus study, polished boards, rumpus, retreat to master & ensuite, ducted heating, cooling & dble gge. Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

THOMASTOWN 8 Raywood Court Available Now $300pw Freshly painted 3 bdrm home has a lounge & large kitch/meals with gas appliances. Includes air con, PFBs, new blinds, DLUG, large yard & close to all facilities. Faye Fotiadis: 0414 517 286

EPPING 3 Oriano Street Available Now $280-$300pw Brand new home offers 2 bedrooms (both with BIRs), Feat: dishwasher, ducted heating & split system air-conditioning. Close to all amenities. Phone : 9422 1822

MILL PARK 23 Patterson Drive Available Now $330pw Beautifully Renovated 3 bedroom home with a huge backyard. New timber flooring, blinds and a/c. Conveniently located near Westfield, schools and parks. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

DOREEN 10 Starboard Drive Available Now $365pw As new 4 bedroom home with many extras incl large BIR’s, ducted heating & a/c, low maintenance landscaping, and rear alfresco. Call now to inspect. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

MILL PARK 37 Chestnut Road Available 4th April $345pw Large 4 BR home with 2 bathrooms, kitchen/meals area, rear undercover pergola, split system heating/cooling, large yards, close to schools Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

BUNDOORA 120 Greenwood Drive Available March 11th $350pw This property is neat, tidy and in a great location being close to schools, universities, public transport and shops. Gardner included & pets welcome. Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

LALOR 13 Burton Street Available Now $320pw Spacious 3 bdrm home with kitchen/ meals, D/H, PFBs & air con in lounge. There is a large undercover area for 2 cars but garage is not incl at this stage. Faye Fotiadis: 0414 517 286

EPPING 2 Yorkshire Court Available Now $310-$340pw 3 bdrm home, 2 with BIR’s, modern kitchen, dble garage, d/cooling & d/ heating. Close to shops, schools, public transport & all wanted amenities. Phone : 9422 1822

SOUTH MORANG 28 Jardier Terrace Available Now $330pw Located in the popular lakes estate sits this well presented 3 bedroom home. Open plan living with polished timber flooring and only a short drive to Westfield! Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

MERNDA 7 Tarwin Drive Available Now $310pw Near new townhouse with street frontage, 3 spacious bedrooms with a balcony to master. Landscaped gardens, central heating and split system a/c. Brayden Schmidt: 9437 8155

BUNDOORA 9 Luton Way Available NOW $550pw Nestled in a quiet location, built in robes to all bedrooms and extensive living zones. Close to all amenities such as shopping, schools & transport! Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

BUNDOORA 22 Donach Crescent Available 26th March $360pw 3 BR’s with 2 bathrooms,new kitchen with dishwasher & pantry, polished boards, gas heating, evap cooling, low maintenance gardens & oversized dble carport Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

EPPING 2/23 Rufus Street Available Now $330pw 3 bdrms with BIR’s, lounge, dining, large kitchen/meals area, courtyard with an undercover pergola, D/H, air con in lounge, low maintenance gardens & LUG. Faye Fotiadis: 0414 517 286

EPPING 10 Creeds Farm Lane Available Avail 03/04/13 $400-$430pw 4 bedrm home feat: BIR, master bdrm with FES, spac family/meals area & beautiful kitchen. Extras incl d/heating & cooling. Close to all amenities. Phone : 9422 1822

SOUTH MORANG 27 St Claire Avenue Available Now $330pw Nicely presented 3 bedroom villa unit with good sized courtyard. Within walking distance to Westfield and South Morang train station. Lily Spooren: 9437 8155

EPPING 62 Calendula Circuit Available Now $330pw Conveniently located, this well maintained and clean 3 bedroom home has much to offer. Open plan kitchen/meals, leading to large outdoor area. Call now!! Brayden Schmidt: 9437 8155

BUNDOORA 118 Greenhills Road Available NOW $400pw 4 good size BR’s, central bathroom, stunning kitchen with dishwasher, remote single gge, polished boards, air cond, ducted heating & huge outdoor decking Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

GREENSBOROUGH 1 Cassia Close Available 20th March $750pw Outstanding: 4 BR’s, 3 bathrooms, huge living areas, theatre room, pool & spa with decking, ducted heating & cooling, dble garage with internal access. Barry Plant Bundoora: 9467 5444

THOMASTOWN

EPPING

MILL PARK

SOUTH MORANG

199 High Street

740 High Street

Shop 8, The Stables

Shop 9, 797 Plenty Rd 4/1177 Plenty Rd

9466 3233

9422 1822

9404 3444

9437 8155

BUNDOORA 9467 5444

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3A 1D 2B 4C

59 Recreation Road, YAN YEAN OFFERS CLOSE Monday 25th March at 7pm PRICE $380,000 - $420,000 LAND 920sqm approx CONTACT Brett Sparks 0411 131 938 Kesten Carroll 0418 123 656

Something Special, Inside And Out Opposite the reservoir, and with a greenbelt reserve to the rear, this immaculate home has been updated to meet the needs of today’s modern living, while delivering an enviable lifestyle. Formal and casual living complement a covered outdoor precinct, kitchen with updated Smeg equipment and huge breakfast bar, new bathroom, ensuite, laundry with plenty of bench space, fitted study and three bedrooms there’s plenty of room for the family. Garage with workshop and double carport add to the appeal.

4 Warbler Walk, SOUTH MORANG FOR SALE PRICE LAND INSPECT CONTACT

By Negotiation $440,000 - $480,000 598sqm approx Sat 1:00 - 1:30pm Brett Sparks 0411 131 938 Kesten Carroll 0418 123 656

3A 2B 2C

In a quiet court location within the Riverside Estate, this stunning family home offers an abundance of living space. The home includes 3 bedrooms (Ensuite), a lounge/ dining with wood heater, kitchen with adjoining meals/family area that flows to the alfresco and a rumpus room. Other features include ducted heating and SS cooling, double garage and more.

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6 Porter Court, MILL PARK AUCTION PRICE LAND INSPECT

Sat 20th April at 11am $340,000 - $370,000 660sqm approx Thurs 5:30 - 6:00pm Sat 1:00 - 1:30pm CONTACT Ray Uren 0431 312 040 Wayne Millership 0425 707 080

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3A 2B 2C In a quiet court close to the Stable’s shopping center, is this surprising family home. Comprising 3 large bedrooms (Ensuite), lounge/dining, kitchen/meals/family and a huge separate living or rumpus room makes this an ideal family home. Also features ducted heating, covered entertaining area and excellent off street parking including a large garage/workshop.

17 Gorge Road,

SOUTH MORANG


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MILL PARK 1 Kilborn Court

MILL PARK Lot 9 Farnham Crescent

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3 1 1 2 Enjoy the wide street frontage set on a very generous corner parcel of land, this immaculately presented Mill Park residence is brilliantly positioned within walking distance to local schools, popular Stables Shopping Centre, parks, sporting and bus routes. On offer is three good size bedrooms, spacious light filled lounge/meals, a recently renovated kitchen with plenty of outdoor spaces. With a substantial alfresco soaking in the large gardens to the rear, double secure carport and an additional shed makes this home a very enticing package for some lucky buyer. Affordable living in Mill Park without the compromises, definitely! AUCTION This Saturday at 1.00pm INSPECT Wednesday 20th March 5.15-5.45pm & Saturday 23rd March from 12.30pm CONTACT James Dimitriou 0477 808 280 or Michael McCluskey 0431 293 043 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955

Save The Best For Last!

MILL PARK 12 Pickworth Drive

MILL PARK 64 Blackman Avenue

NEW LISTING

Best Pick On Pickworth, Over 700+m2 of Land!!!

3 2 2 2 This family friendly home in a supreme location effectively delivers both formal & informal living areas. With natural timber floorboards and cathedral ceilings, this contemporary home features sunken lounge, step-up dining/study, three excellent bedrooms, master ensuite/WIR, Tassy-Oak kitchen with meals/family area and 2nd living/family area. Add to this ducted heating/evaporative cooling, T.C.T roof, super-wide paved driveway to lock-up carport and more. On a 700+m2 parcel of land, this is fantastic buying!!! SET NEGOTIATION™ Closes Monday 6th April at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) INSPECT Thursday 21st March 5-5.30pm & Saturday 23rd March 12-12.30pm PRICE GUIDE $375,000 - $415,000 CONTACT Roger Pettinella 0418 588 419 or Michael McCluskey 0431 293 043 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955

loverealestate.com.au LOVE Thomastown 201 High Street ph: 9465 2133

LOVE Mill Park Shop 45, The Stables, Childs Road ph: 9404 4955

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LOVE Epping 780 High Street ph: 9401 2322

Soaking in 1.26HA (approx.) of the Mill Park Recreation Reserve, your final chance to secure the largest parcel of land in Farnham Crs, measuring approx. 695sqm. Historic vegetation site home to chocolate lily, hedge wattle, milkmaids & kangaroo grass, established nature paths and playgrounds all within walking distance to Mill Park YMCA, Westfield Shopping Centre and South Morang Train Station. Surrounded by quality modern double storey homes, there is no need to compromise on age of homes, size of land or distance from the CBD to live in Mill Park. Make no mistake, this truly is a very rare opportunity, seize the moment before it passes! AUCTION This Saturday at 11.00am INSPECT Saturday 23rd March from 10.30am CONTACT James Dimitriou 0477 808 280 or Nick Kandi 0412 310 704 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955

Amazing Opportunity - Dual Family Living!

5 2 2 2 Here is an opportunity for an astute buyer to purchase this fantastic much loved dual living home with the potential for a dual income investment. Perfect the savvy investor, for two families, for a live in parent/s or even just a large family with older children that crave their own spaces. Downstairs we find 2 spacious bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/meals/family zone as well as a separate bathroom. Upstairs there are a further three bedrooms, a huge living/dining room, a 2nd kitchen/meals area and another main bathroom. Extras and features of comfort include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, air conditioning, ducted vacuum, double car garage with internal access and a spacious backyard with gazebo and stair access to the upper level. All of this within walking distance to the Stables Shopping Centre, Primary & Secondary schools as well as various public transport options. Be quick, this won’t last long!. AUCTION Saturday 6th April at 12.00pm INSPECT Wednesday 20th March 5.30-6pm & Saturday 23rd March 1-1.30pm CONTACT Michael McCluskey 0431 293 043 or Nick Kandi 0412 310 704 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955


MILL PARK 32 Garden Grove Drive

NEW LISTING

THOMASTOWN 74 Gardenia Road

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There’s So Much To Love Here... Rumpus Room + Inground Pool

3 2 2 3 Instantly appealing, this immaculately presented residence delivers space, light and fun family living. With an emphasis on relaxed indoor and outdoor living, this home features a formal lounge, separate dining area, three excellent bedrooms (master ensuite/BIR), sunfilled kitchen with extra-large meals area & a fun-filled family/rumpus room. Highlight property feature is a beautifully presented heated inground salt-water pool with a lovely paved entertainment area that has “family” written all over it. Add to this, 2 x air-conditioners, lock-up garage, double carport & more, all in a location that has RMIT, University Hill & the Stables just moments away. In a word... Perfect! SET NEGOTIATION™ Closes Monday 15th April at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) PRICE GUIDE $385,000 - $430,000 INSPECT Thursday 21st March 6-6.30pm & Saturday 23rd March 11-11.30am CONTACT Roger Pettinella 0418 588 419 or Michael McCluskey 0431 293 043 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955

Superb Family Entertainer

MERNDA 5/34 Greig Drive

EPPING 5 Norfolk Avenue

Nest or Invest

She’s Got The Look

3 2 2 2 Here it is, very smart, well maintained and only 3 years old. Tucked away in a lovely pocket in Mernda Villages, this is the one for you. Featuring a wonderful sun-filed well appointed kitchen with stone benches overlooking a vast open plan family and meals area, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and lock up double garage. SET NEGOTIATION™ Closes Thursday 28th March at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) INSPECT Thursday 21st March 5.30-6pm & Saturday 23rd March 2-2.30pm PRICE GUIDE $310,000 - $365,000 CONTACT Nick Kandi 0412 310 704 or James Dimitriou 0477 808 280 OFFICE Love Mill Park 9404 4955

5 2 2 1 With nothing to spend, enjoy a relaxed and peaceful lifestyle in this much loved and immaculately maintained home, which is perfectly proportioned for a growing family. Set on a spacious allotment, backing onto parklands, recreation reserves & within easy reach of all desired amenities, enjoy walking proximity to Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre (TRAC), Thomastown Library, Thomastown Railway Station & local schools. Enticing & undercover outdoor precinct - equally suitable for entertaining & reclining. Light filled interiors with fresh, neutral décor. Stunning kitchen with vast amount of cupboard & bench space, 900ml stainless steel appliances/ dishwasher, large open plan family and dining area, light filled rumpus room with coonara wood heater & striking French doors, good sized bedrooms fitted with BIRs, master bedroom with ensuite & WIR, central main bathroom & double vanity unit. Ducted heating, split system (air-conditioner), alarm & level manicured landscaped gardens. Ample parking includes garage & long driveway. Under-house walk in storage providing an exceptional room size area with many options for effective use. AUCTION This Saturday at 1.00pm INSPECT Thursday 21st March 7-7.30pm & Saturday 23rd March from 12.30pm CONTACT Jim Kalakias 0402 177 336 or Nick Papathanasiou 0425 840 269 OFFICE Love Epping 9401 2322

NEW LISTING

4 2 3 2 Meticulously designed and luxuriously finished over one stunning level, this outstanding new residence affords contemporary style and consummate quality for sophisticated indoor/outdoor executive family living and entertaining. Enviably set in the Hayston Valley Estate and surrounded amongst quality properties, enjoy the lifestyle Epping has to offer with Epping Plaza, schools, transport and picturesque parklands at your fingertips. Features four spacious bedrooms (master includes spa, ensuite/WIR), sparkling main bathroom, state of the art kitchen with stone bench tops, stainless steel appliances/dishwasher overlooking a beautiful open plan family/meals area, separate theatre room & formal lounge area. Extra features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm system, remote double garage & decked alfresco area. You will be impressed. FOR SALE INSPECT Thursday 21st March 6-6.30pm & Saturday 23rd March 2.15-2.45pm CONTACT Jim Kalakias 0402 177 336 or Nick Papathanasiou 0425 840 269 OFFICE Love Epping 9401 2322

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LOVE Mill Park Shop 45, The Stables, Childs Road ph: 9404 4955

LOVE Epping 780 High Street ph: 9401 2322

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LALOR 81 Rosemary Drive

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3 1 1 1 This elevated three bedroom family home on a large allotment with all its original fittings will delight even the fussiest of buyers. The home is brimming with character, three bedrooms with robes, central bathroom, lounge, formal dining, timber kitchen and brick garage. Centrally located to schools, shops, parks undoubtedly the home will reward your imagination. A must to inspect, live in or investment property!

AUCTION INSPECT CONTACT OFFICE

This Saturday at 2.00pm Wednesday 20th March 5-5.30pm & Saturday 23rd March from 1.30pm Chris Servinis 0408 034 132 & Christopher Shine 0401 810 339 Love Thomastown 9465 2133

LALOR 79 Messmate Street

Immaculately Presented With Plenty of Space

3 1 1 2 This 3 bedroom classic brick home is neat, clean, inviting and is position perfect! Close to Lalor shops, schools, and public transport, this large family home awaits new owners to move in and enjoy. Boasting, generous sized bedrooms, formal lounge, second living and well-appointed kitchen. Additional features include ducted heating and cooling including reverse cycle air conditioning, quality window furnishings including shutters, tiles throughout, verandah, high ceilings, double garage, workshop and manicured gardens all situated on a generous parcel of land. This property would make a great family home or fantastic addition to a real estate portfolio. SET NEGOTIATION™ Closes Monday 25th March at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) INSPECT Wednesday 20th March 5.45-6.15pm & Saturday 23rd March 12-12.30pm CONTACT Christopher Shine 0401 810 339 OFFICE Love Thomastown 9465 2133

loverealestate.com.au LOVE Thomastown 201 High Street ph: 9465 2133

LOVE Mill Park Shop 45, The Stables, Childs Road ph: 9404 4955

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LOVE Epping 780 High Street ph: 9401 2322

Affordable, Presence and Appeal

3 2 2 2 With never ending street appeal, this Blue Ribbon home offers it’s astute purchaser high end living at a realistic medium house price. Comprising three bedrooms and study, feature formal entrance, cedar lined cathedral ceilings, generous lounge, formal and informal dining, well-appointed kitchen, outdoor entertainment area and large double garage with endless storage space. Other features include heating, cooling, dishwasher, powder room, landscaped garden all on a family friendly allotment. Located within walking distance to Whittlesea Parklands and is convenient to all amenities. SET NEGOTIATION™ Closes Monday 25th March at 6.00pm (Unless Sold Prior) INSPECT Thursday 21st March 5.30-6pm & Saturday 23rd March 12-12.30pm CONTACT Ryan Di Natale 0418 330 587 OFFICE Love Thomastown 9465 2133


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RISTIC

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5 Redcraze Rise, Mill Park Secure Your Future

SOLD

Invest in this 3 Bedroom open plan home confidently and find stylish polished timber floors throughout, ducted heating, air conditioning, a semi ensuite, updated kitchen with s/s appliances, Venetian blinds, lovely undercover entertainment area and on approx 715m2 of established gardens. Central court location and within walking distance to local school, Stables Shopping Centre and transport. Currently tenanted at $1347 PCM until November 2013. Price Private Sale Inspect Saturday 11:00am - 11:30am Contact Kaan Ristic 0412 803 075

A3 B2

SOLD

13 Centenary Drive, Mill Park Position & Potential – Big back yard and DBL Brick Garage! Centrally located 3 bedroom home, main with WIR & FES, others with BIR’s. Kitchen with adjoining meals area, U/C decked balcony & a large double brick garage.

7 Wenden Road, Mill Park Opportunity Knocks Centrally located 3 bedroom home. One with potential to complete an ensuite. Lounge room with floor boards, meals area adjoining a renovated kitchen with s/s appliances and skylight, D/H, A/C, DBL garage & backyard with garden

Price Private Sale Contact Kaan Ristic 0412 803 075

Price $300,000 - $330,000 Contact Kaan Ristic 0412 803 075

38 Freeman Crescent, Mill Park Perfect Starter

SOLD

Centrally located 3 bedroom home, all w/ built in robes. A renovated kitchen with upright S/S gas stove adjoins the meals area, while a separate lounge room features an air conditioner. Gas heating, a bathroom, separate laundry & toilet. Fantastic sized backyard, garden shed & a single carport. Updated roller blinds to all windows, carpets to bedrooms & lounge room, floating floors to kitchen & meals. Currently tenanted until July 2013 returning $1304 PCM Price $330,000 - $360,000 Inspect Saturday 12:00pm - 12:30pm Contact Kaan Ristic 0412 803 075

A3 B1 C1

SOLD

1/16 Main Street, Thomastown Once in a while…… Centrally located unit with 3 large bedroom. Main with mirrored robes, others with BIR’s. huge kitchen/dining area with adjoining meals. Spa, D/H, A/C & single garage.

18 Jasmine Drive, Mill Park It’s a spacious small home in a sensational location Centrally located 2 bedroom home, both with built in robes. Open plan living, timber kitchen adjoining the tiled meals area, D/H & A/C. Great size court yard with U/C area & single lockup garage.

Price $300,000 - $330,000 Contact Kaan Ristic 0412 803 075

Price $309,950 Contact Mills Ristic 0412 239 209

rentalsrentalsrentalsrentalsrentalsrentals 9 Pontoon Place, Lalor $360 pw Available: Now 3 BR family home. Main w/ FES & DBL BIR. Open plan living, kitchen w/ s/s app, private courtyard, rear access DBL remote garage, ref cooling unit & elec panel heating. 27 Browning Street, Kingsbury $290 pw Available: Now Centrally located 2 BR home. Lounge room with gas heating & wall A/C. Kitchen with gas stove & plenty of cupboard space, single lock up garage & a good size back yard. 414Nesting MalabarCourt, Walk,Epping Bundoora $370 pw Available: 20/04/13 $420 Now 4Modern BR home. 3 bedroom Main with townhouse. WIR, FES,Main others withwith FES, others BIR’s. Kitchen with adjoining BIR’s. Modern open plan kitchen mealswith s/s wall area, family oven,area HP plus & D/W. rumpus Includes room. D/H D/H, & singlecooling, Evap lock up large garage. remote DBL garage. 35 Carrington Boulevard, Thomastown $310 pw Available: Now 3 BR home, all with BIRs. Separate lounge room with gas heating & fully renovated kitchen. Great sized backyard with garden shed and long drive way. 9 Viewpoint Boulevard, Mernda $440 pw Available: Now 4 BR home. Main with WIR & FES. Other BR’s with BIR’s. Kitchen with S/S appliances & D/W. Study nook, D/H, evap. cooling & DBL remote garage with internal access. 6 Balmain Court, Lalor $350 pw Available: Now 3 BR home, all with robes. Newly renovated kitchen with an U/B oven, HP’s & plenty of cupboard space. D/H, evap cooling, games room/study area & secure dbl parking.

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9436 0888 The Stables Shopping Centre, Childs Road, Mill Park March 19, 2013

Kaan Ristic

Mills Ristic

2/191 The Boulevard, Thomastown $300 pw Available: 11/03/13 Centrally located 2 BR unit with robes to both rooms. Open living, kitchen with 900mm appliances & D/H. Decked area, garden shed & single lock up garage. 54 Brinkhill 50 Lincoln Drive, Drive,Thomastown Mernda $300 pw Available: 02/04/2013 $350 Now 3 BR home. Open plan 3 Separate BR home.kitchen, Main with meals FES&& loungeother WIR, withBR’s gas with heating, BIR’s. kitchen Kitchen & meals. with s/s U/C entertainment appliances, D/W & area, islandsingle bench.carport D/H &&split singlegcooling system aragew &ith DBL w orremote kshop/o garage. ffice. 8 Winter Court, Mill Park $340 pw Available: Now DBL story brick 3 BR home. Main with BIR’s, retreat and FES, others with BIR’s. Open plan meals & kitchen, D/H & A/C. Vast U/C area with a standalone stone BBQ. 20 Calendula Circuit, Epping $340 pw Available: Now 3 BR home. Main with BIR & walk through bathroom. Other BR’s with BIR’s. Kitchen with s/s appliances. Study, D/H, A/C wall unit & DBL garage. 3/191 The Boulevard, Thomastown $350 pw Available: 11/03/13 Brand new 3 BR townhouse. Main with WIR, others with BIRs. Kitchen with 900mm Blanco appliances, open living. D/H, decked area & single lock up garage. 4 Lunette Avenue, Preston $390 pw Available: Now 3 BR home. 2 BRs with mirrored BIR’s. Kitchen includes upright stove and lots of cupboard space. Newly renovated bathroom, gas wall heating & a large backyard.

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12 Prism Walk, Epping $340 pw Available: 16/03/13 Centrally located 3 BR terrace. WIR to all BR’s & FES to master. D/H, split system A/C, low maintenance front & back gardens & remote controlled curtains. 68 Woolnough Drive, Mill Park $330 pw Available: 12/03/13 3 BRs, main with WIR & walk through bathroom. Kitchen with DBL pantry & breakfast bench, D/H, a/c unit, decked U/C area & DBL drive through garage. 35 Lamina Avenue, Mill Park $300 pw Available: Now Centrally located 2 BR unit, both with BIR’s, open plan lounge, meals kitchen with W/O, H/P & plenty of cupboard space, gas heating & single lock up garage.

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A warm thank you is extended to our team, clients, business partners and circles for the journey to this milestone. As we look forward to the year ahead, we would like to re-confirm the values that have driven us to excel

• Family owned and operated • Integrity & Ethics in everything we do • Commitment to Great & Reliable Service • Attracting and Working with the best team • Dedication to professional development and new technologies

Free Sale & Rental Appraisals on 9436 0888

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