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Rosebud TAFE under threat BY ALECIA PINNER, CATHERINE WATSON and CAMERON LUCADOU-WELLS A LEAKED cabinet-in-confidence paper from the state government states Chisholm’s Mornington Peninsula campus in Rosebud is at risk of closing next year. The paper contradicts assurances from Chisholm chief executive Maria Peters last week that there would be no campus closures. The paper describes the peninsula, Cranbourne and Bass Coast campuses as ‘‘nonprofitable’’ and says Chisholm expects to know within 12 months ‘‘whether or not these campuses will be sustainable’’. In further bad news for students, the paper confirmed that Chisholm has budgeted to raise total tuition fees by 70 per cent and will lead a

feasibility study investigating a merger between Chisholm, Advance TAFE in East Gippsland and GippsTAFE in central Gippsland. About 1200 students attend the Rosebud campus, where staff members have been advised by Ms Peters not to speak to the media. Last Tuesday, Ms Peters broke the news of the loss of 220 fixed-term contract and permanent positions to staff from the college’s south-east campuses. However, the leaked document discusses ‘‘the reduction of 251 full-time equivalents’’ listed as teaching staff, who, when made redundant, will save Chisholm $16.6 million. Ms Peters said the job losses were in response to a $30 million cut in Chisholm’s budget since November.

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Twenty-seven courses have not received ‘‘resource allocation’’ for next year and Chisholm staff fear the job cuts announced by Ms Peters are just the beginning, with many more casual staff expected to lose their jobs. A staff member said he was most concerned about the casual ‘‘sessionals’’. ‘‘They won’t get a package and they’ll be the first to go,’’ he said. ‘‘There will be more cuts. They’re just peeling back the layers.’’ Another staff member told the Weekly about four directors and 10 managers would also lose their jobs. The Weekly understands that following discussions with Ms Peters and board chair David Willersdorf, director and board secretary David Thorsen left Chisholm last Thursday. Ms Peters did not respond to the Weekly’s request for comment.

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Community effort Caleb, Django and Tex show off fence palings for the new Rye community playground, which will be built from October 24- 28 with funds raised by the Rye Beach Action Group through grants, sponsorship, local fund-raising activities and donations of materials and services and with the support of Mornington Peninsula Shire Council. As part of the fund-raising, the Rye’s Up! Community Playground sub-committee is selling pickets for $50 each, which will be inscribed with the names of donors and become part of a fence surrounding the playground. To find out more, or to volunteer for the build, go to ryecommunityplayground.com/the Rye’s Up or call in to the group’s headquarters in the old National Bank on Nepean Highway (next door to Subway) any Saturday from 10am-2pm.

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TAFE fears The state government has created a ‘brilliant recipe’ to reform Victoria’s world-class TAFE institutes, the most efficient in Australia. No need to have a rationale or underpinning policy as it will distort the recipe. The first action is to slash each institute’s public funding by about 30 per cent. Add private providers to the mix even though this is totally inappropriate. Ignore the apology of the minister because that weakens the product. Ignore that TAFE makes a magnificent contribution to the economic and social well-being of the community through the provision of vocational education. Gag local members of the government

because they might display empathy with the needs of the community and taint the product. In a stroke of genius, create a TAFE reform panel. This will give the appearance of consultation even though it is superficial and ‘after the horse has bolted’. Include the confidential input of the institutes in a cabinet paper; this can then be leaked to the public. Invite universities into the mix even though history shows that TAFE is the poor relation in multisector tertiary institutions. Disregard a potential loss of Commonwealth funds because this is irrelevant to our resolve to penalise the institutes. So, after 12 months of destabilising the TAFE institutes, there is a toxic outcome which poisons the institutes and the well-being of their communities and which will return vocational education in Victoria to the 1960s. Ian Predl, Sorrento

Tower rebuttal In response to concerns raised in your article (‘Protest on towers of torment’, Weekly 5/10/12) there is no convincing scientific evidence of health risks from living or working near a mobile phone base station. In fact, the World Health Organisation’s current fact sheet on base stations states:

“Considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects.” The fact sheet also notes: “Recent surveys have indicated that RF exposures from base stations and wireless technologies in publicly accessible areas (including schools and hospitals) are normally thousands of times below international standards.” Ongoing independent audits by the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency have also found exposure levels from base stations are well below Australia’s safety standard limit. However, the mobile phone industry acknowledges that some people are genuinely concerned and we are committed to addressing these concerns responsibly through active community and local government consultation. Communities can get environmental reports, compliance certificates and carrier contact details for base stations in their neighbourhood at the Radio Frequency National Site Archive site, rfnsa.com.au. Chris Althaus, CEO, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association

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Sad farewell to a cancer-ridden icon BY SAMANTHA ROBIN DEMOLITION experts moved in at Arthurs Seat last week to remove the last of the salvageable items from the historic lookout tower before knocking it down. Workers wasted no time in drilling into the concrete-cancer riddled structure, which had been a peninsula icon for 78 years. First to go were plaques and sentimental items of significance from within the tower, including the front doors and brass artefacts. Parks Victoria chief ranger Libby Jude said the salvage work was to reclaim the items for future interpretive displays. “We have an inventory of items that will be salvaged including all plaques, the cast iron front doors, directional brass plates and sections of lattice from the window structures,” she said. “We have had good feedback from the community with many ideas on how we can retain some of the history of the tower within Arthurs Seat precinct.” The tower, which is on Parks Victoria land,

was built in 1934 for the centenary celebration of Victoria. Last year, Parks Victoria commissioned an assessment which determined the structure had deteriorated beyond repair and was riddled with concrete cancer. It was recommended for demolition as it posed a public safety risk. At the time demolition was ordered, Ms Jude said the main priority was to maintain safety in the park and as the building was not heritage listed, it didn’t require permission to be knocked down. Dromana and District Historical Society president Peter Holloway said it was a sad day last Wednesday as he watched the tower being pulled down. ‘‘It is very unfortunate that the tower had to come down, but we know it was inevitable because it could not be restored or retained,’’ he said. ‘‘It is the end of an era and it was very sad to see as the tower had been a landmark for the Mornington Peninsula and for Victoria.’’ He said the historical society was now working

Beginning of the end: A worker begins the task of demolishing the historic Arthurs Seat lookout tower. Picture: Daryl Gordon

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BY SAMANTHA ROBIN A GRAFFITI policy has been adopted by Mornington Peninsula Shire to enforce its stance against the unsightly vandalism. The policy was voted in by councillors at a September 10 meeting. Long-time anti-graffiti activist, Hastings resident and council candidate John Antoine said it was a step in the right direction but he was keen to find out the finer details of the policy. ‘‘Some of the graffiti has sat here for 10 years so we need a system where it is removed quickly,’’ he said. ‘‘This is a big issue on the Mornington Peninsula and we need a comprehensive policy that covers all aspects of the problem.’’ Mr Antoine said the shire needed to follow the lead of other councils that already had successful anti-graffiti policies in place. The policy follows on from the Victorian Graffiti Prevention Act 2007, which states it is an offence to mark property without the owner’s consent. The act also states it is an offence to sell spray paint to anyone under the age of 18 or advertise the sale of spray paint cans. During the council meeting, some councillors raised concerns about how graffiti was reported

Alleged car thief caught A 59-year-old Pearcedale man has been arrested and charged with multiple thefts from motor cars from surf beaches and foreshore car parks. It is alleged the man stole items from 60-70 cars at locations between Portsea and Shoreham over a 12-month period. Police allege he was taking money from bank accounts with pin numbers found in mobile phones. He will appear in court in November. Police have warned against storing pin numbers in mobile phones, or leaving valuables in vehicles.

Postal voting Next month’s Mornington Peninsula Shire Council elections will be conducted by postal vote. Ballot packs will be mailed to voters during the second week of October. Voting is compulsory for those who were on the electoral roll as of August 31. Voters who will be away, or those wanting more information, can call the election office on 5981 1339.

Unsightly: Graffiti lines a brick wall in Crib Point. in the shire and the lack of power the council had when graffiti appeared on private assets. The shire’s director sustainable infrastructure Alex Atkins said a problem arose when the graffiti was on private property. The council did not have the authority to remove graffiti from private

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Premier challenged over smart meters BY SAMANTHA ROBIN ANTI-smart meter activists packed a Mornington Peninsula Shire Council meeting last week as councillors raised concerns about the compulsory installation of the meters. After a heated debate and amid cheers from the gallery, the council resolved to write to Premier Ted Baillieu requesting that Energy Minister Michael O’Brien urgently meet community group representatives concerned about the smart meter roll out. An amendment was also passed for the council to ask Health Minister David Davis to initiate and carry out a thorough investigation into the implications on health and well-being among people exposed to electromagnetic radiation emitted from the smart meters. The original motion was put forward by Cr Leigh Eustace, who attended a public meeting on smart meters in Seaford on August 9. Cr Tim Rodgers also attended the meeting and was passionate about raising the concerns over smart meters, despite allegations by another

councillor that it was an election tactic. ‘‘This is the disease of the 21st century,’’ he said, likening the side effects allegedly linked to smart meters to asbestos and the tobacco industry. Cr Rodgers said he had heard from people who, just 30 minutes after smart meters had been installed, had suffered ill effects, including nausea and headaches from the electromagnetic radiation. ‘‘We need to say this isn’t right and we need to get rid of it right now,’’ he said to applause from members of the gallery. Speaking to the Weekly, Rosebud resident Tamara Hicks said the installation of smart meters in her street had reduced her quality of life. ‘‘I can’t even sit here and have my breakfast with that noise going,’’ she said. ‘‘I have had the skin rash, red face and hands, heart palpitations, waking up every hour and there is a constant ringing sound. ‘‘It has made my fridge rev and my washing machine hum. Even my solar lights have been pulsating.’’

No entry: Tamara Hicks has locked up her meter box to prevent a smart meter being installed. Ms Hicks said she had been forced to move furniture in her house away from her neighbour’s smart meter so she could sleep at night. ‘‘I have locked up my meter box to prevent the power company installing a smart meter. I’m not having one, because I don’t want any more radiation in here.’’

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Cr Reade Smith was the only councillor to oppose the item, despite previously having raised concern about the meters. He said homes were riddled with devices emitting electromagnetic radiation that could all have the same effect as smart meters. ‘‘My concern is this is a pre-election red herring’’

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‘Our commitment was to provide Somerville with its own 24-hour police station within the first term of a coalition government.’ Neale Burgess The 2011-12 state budget included $2 million to buy the land and start the design process. Mr Ryan said a business case was now being prepared for the construction phase of the project. Mr Burgess said the station would provide a major boost to community safety. “This central site will also help take the pressure off the Hastings police station. Hastings will retain its contingent of officers, but have a smaller area to cover,’’ he said. “It will also complement significant increases in local police as a result of the Coalition government’s record investment in 1700 extra police officers by November 2014.’’

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Alex ‘celebrates’ with poster award win s part of Australia Day activities, Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Australia Day committee ran a competition to find a design for its poster and publicity for the event. Fifteen-year-old Alex Bird of Rye, who attends Balcombe Grammar, won with a colourful and imaginative design. Alex beat more than 18 entries to win the competition and received a $500 Bendigo Bank account, plus $750 cash. His winning entry details a stylised Australian flag, where the elements of the flag depict fireworks — an exciting part of Australia Day celebrations on the peninsula. The tag line on his entry reads: Australia Day — Celebrate!!! So the theme for Australia Day on the Mornington Peninsula next year will be ‘Celebrate’ and the shire is compiling a comprehensive program for the big day. The Australia Day celebrations are part of a comprehensive program put on by the shire. For information on all the shire activities, call the community and special events team at

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the Mornington Peninsula Shire on 1300 850 600 or visit mornpen.vic.gov.au.

s part of the lead-up to Australia Day celebrations, Mornington Peninsula Shire will each month acknowledge a person who has made an outstanding effort in the community. Aussie of the Month is a new initiative aimed at under-21 year olds who have made a significant contribution to the community. This could be volunteering, being an inspiration to others or showing community leadership. The program will run each month until December and the Commonwealth Bank is sponsoring the initiative with $250 donated to each winner. Nominations are now open, so put forward your hero and send their name to the shire. Nominations should be mailed to Community & Special Events, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939 or emailed to events@mornpen.vic.gov.au.

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Community heroes In keeping with the shire’s Australia Day ‘celebrate’’ theme, nominations are open to celebrate community heroes. The categories are young citizen of the year (27 years or younger) and citizen of the year (over 27 years). Nominations for community event of the year, for events held before October 31, 2012) are also open, so let the shire know about a great event you have attended or helped organise. Nomination forms are available on the shire’s website at mornpen.vic.gov.au or by contacting Christine Aslanidis via email to christine .aslanidis@mornpen.vic.gov.au or on 5950 1137. Nominations should be mailed to Ms Christine Aslanidis, Assistant to Manager Governance & Corporate Support, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud 3939, or emailed to christine .aslanidis@mornpen.vic.gov.au. Nominations close on October 31.

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A flag, but thoughts were for ‘Johnny’ BY MORGAN COLE and SAMANTHA ROBIN

Emotion-charged: Sorrento players after the grand final victory show how the death of John McCarthy rocked Picture: Simon O’Dwyer/The Age the club. Scott Cameron, right, hugs Troy Schwarze.

IT was clear in the emotional aftermath of Sorrento’s MPNFL Nepean League grand final victory just how much the death of John McCarthy has shaken the club and the community. Tears were flowing as supporters and players milled around Frankston Park all with the same thing on their mind — their former teammate or friend McCarthy. Many close friends of the Port Adelaide midfielder who died in an incident in Las Vegas last week, lined up for the Sharks against Dromana on Saturday. Sorrento coach Nick Claringbold hopes the victory can bring his grief-stricken team some joy, but keep the victory in perspective. ‘‘It [the premiership] means something but the reality is it doesn’t change things,’’ he said. ‘‘There are some boys that are really hurting so if this can put a smile on the boys’ faces for just a little while it’s a good thing.’’ The club last Tuesday hosted a press confer-

ence at which McCarthy’s uncle John Olle spoke of a ‘‘unique and precious young man’’. “Our family is a large, close-knit family that has suffered a devastating loss,” Mr Olle said. He expressed humility and gratitude for the overwhelming flood of well-wishes and support the family had received from the Sorrento, AFL and broader communities. Speaking on behalf of the family, his parents Shane and Catherine, his brother Matthew and sisters Frances, Elizabeth and Jane and his girlfriend Dani Smarrelli, Mr Olle remembered a bright young man. “A life does not attract a response of such magnitude unless it is truly worthy as the life of Johnny was. ‘‘He was a unique, precious and loved young man. ‘‘He never said a bad word about Collingwood and was so grateful to be drafted to Collingwood and when he was drafted he couldn’t believe it.” McCarthy’s funeral will be held at 11.30am on Thursday at St Mary’s Star of the Sea church in Sorrento.

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last week, investors showed their unease as Lend Lease’s shares dropped 6.6 per cent. However, Linking Melbourne Authority said Abigroup was doing an excellent job and the project was on track to open early in 2013 as agreed. ‘‘The state has a contract with Southern Way to deliver Peninsula Link in return for quarterly service payments upon opening, and the contract with Southern Way is unchanged,’’ LMA’s community and stakeholder manager Gemma Boucher said. Four senior executives have been stood aside while investigations are under way. In a statement, Lend Lease said even though investigations were still to be completed, there was no reason to believe that they would have any ‘‘material impact on the group’s 2012 financial position or results, or the group’s outlook’’. ‘‘Certain costs on the Peninsula Link project in Victoria anticipated as at 30 June 2012 may not have been appropriately accounted for in determining the financial results of that

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POLICE are appealing for information from any witnesses to a brutal assault in Mornington in which a man was left for dead. The 28 year old from Rosebud was found by a passer-by just before 4am on Sunday, bleeding profusely from serious head and facial injuries. Paramedics treated him at the scene before he was flown to The Alfred hospital, where on Monday he remained in a critical but stable condition. Detective Senior Constable Rohan Brock of Mornington crime investigation unit said police were called to the Empire Street Mall, where the man was found unconscious. ‘‘We believe the man was out at hotels in Mornington before the assault occurred. We are surveying CCTV footage and are appealing for any witnesses who were in Main Street, Mornington, at the time to come forward with information,’’ Detective Brock said. Police are checking security footage from hotels to try to determine if the man left with anyone. ‘‘We believe he was out on his own at the time. It doesn’t appear to be a robbery, just a very serious assault.’’ The man had his wallet and mobile phone on him when he was found. Information to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Mornington police on 5970 4900. — Samantha Robin

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Mornington CFA has held a ceremony to thank sponsors who helped make an on-site training area a reality. The addition to the fire station includes a track for members to practice running with heavy firefighting equipment, such as hoses. The facility will be used for on-site brigade and competition training.The officer-in-charge of Mornington fire brigade Arthur Haynes said: ‘‘It has been a long time coming and well worth the wait.” Sponsors were Ando3 Electrical, Hillview Quarries, Better Rentals, Fulton Hogan and ABC Asphalt.

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FEATURESTORY Thumbs up: Sam Appleford, 8, with mother Bianca, is thriving at a mainstream primary school, with extra tutoring paid for by his parents. Picture: Daryl Gordon

Funding row: Ethan, 11, with parents Adam Davis and Kellie Guinane.

Autistic children held Are autistic children being forced into mainstream classrooms without adequate support as a government cost-cutting measure? SANDRA BULL reports. dam Davis and Kellie Guinane thought the heartbreak was over when their muchloved son Ethan was born 11 years ago. Their second son had died soon after birth and the Langwarrin couple were thrilled to have a sibling for first-born Jackson, now 14. But gut-wrenching doubts that something wasn’t right started creeping in. Ethan was missing milestones, preferring to walk on tip-toe and making odd squeaks and screeches. ‘‘It was suggested to me by someone at family day care that he was possibly autistic. I guess we were kind of offended by it,’’ Kellie says. But as the worrying behaviour continued, and Ethan only used a few words instead of stringing sentences together, his parents had him assessed when he was about three years old. The diagnosis was autism. ‘‘It was very hard because no one likes to hear there’s anything wrong with their child and I guess I was instantly thinking about Ethan’s future: meeting someone, getting married, getting a job, and would he be able to live independently or be with us for the rest of his life?’’ Kellie says. ‘‘As part of the assessment process he had to have hearing tests to rule out deafness. I remember saying to Adam ‘I never prayed so much that my child was deaf’.’’ When the Weekly dropped by the couple’s home, Ethan was happy to have a brief chat. It’s

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easy to see why his parents adore him. A polite child, with flashes of dry humour, Ethan loves whipping up cakes, tenpin bowling and watching SpongeBob SquarePants on television. But he can be quite rigid, only wanting to step in the shower, for example, each night at precisely 7.50. There was no eye contact during the visit and when Ethan went to the den to use the computer his voice boomed out as he chatted away with just himself for company. Adam says Ethan is an anxious child who also talks to himself at school as a coping mechanism and was recently assessed by an independent expert as having the same academic ability as a much younger grade 3 pupil. These social and academic issues make his family bewildered and angry at a recent ruling by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development that Ethan must move from the publicly funded Naranga specialist school in Frankston to a mainstream school — without the support of a trained aide. They say Ethan is one of many children to fall through the cracks of a rigid state funding system. After doing well in an IQ test, he no longer meets the criteria to stay at Naranga under the intellectual disability funding category. ‘‘This is despite everyone involved in Ethan’s care disagreeing with this assessment and believing he will ‘flounder’, ‘suffer’, ‘perhaps become violent’ and ‘be lost in the system’, to

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quote just some of the comments made by Ethan’s psychologist, GP, paediatrician and current school teacher,’’ Adam says. Ethan’s only mainstream experience was fouryear-old kinder and his parents fear that, as with many autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) children, he could become a target for bullies. They also worry he will lose his confidence if treated differently by children who don’t have the experience to understand his quirks. School life can be challenging enough without being the last one picked for a team or ignored in the playground at recess. A department spokeswoman said all students attending Victorian government specialist schools who are moving from grade 6 to year 7 were assessed by experts, including an independent psychologist and speech pathologist, to ensure they continued to attend the best school for them. ‘‘Naranga School is for students with intellectual disabilities and can no longer best meet Ethan’s educational needs in providing him with the higher level of instruction that he requires,’’ the spokeswoman said. ‘‘The best school for a student is one where they can be challenged educationally and supported to achieve their best. This is never about funding, and is only ever about providing students with the most stimulating environment to meet their learning needs.’’ Nepean MP and Education Minister Martin Dixon did not respond to the Weekly’s requests for comment. But with Australia experiencing a surge in diagnosed cases of autism, the funding issue won’t go away for all levels of governments. Acting chief executive of Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria) Diana Heggie estimates one in

every 110 Australians have ASD, with 55,000 of them in Victoria. While autism is believed to have a genetic component in some cases, its cause remains a mystery as experts speculate on the reasons for spiralling cases in the Western world. Unproven, and often controversial theories, ranging from environmental toxins to harmful bacteria in a child’s gut are being investigated, while other experts point to better diagnosis and widening of diagnosis criteria. Whatever the cause, parents want access to the best possible educational system for their child. Ethan’s parents support the government’s inclusion push in principle, believing autistic children should be able to enter the mainstream schooling system if parents feel that is a good fit. ‘‘But I don’t think our son should have to be the guinea pig [for that policy],’’ Adam says. Kellie echoes his concerns. ‘‘He’s such a loving and caring, innocent child that I am scared of when he goes to mainstream whether that will be taken away and he will see the world for how harsh it is and how cruel people are from his own experiences. I don’t want that innocence taken away from him. ‘‘I worry a whole generation of children like Ethan will grow up as the guinea pigs of this integration and in 20 years, how many will be living on benefits or in therapy from bullying — after being taken from one school and thrown into something so foreign?’’ Lauren Moore is familiar with the heartache that comes when a child is diagnosed with autism. Her son Billy was diagnosed at the age of two, soon after she and her husband had moved to the Mornington Peninsula.


What it’s all about JUST what is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD)? It’s a developmental condition that affects three main areas: the ability of the individual to communicate, socialise and think flexibly. It affects the way they are able to interact with others and they often find the world to be a confusing place. The term ASD includes autism/autistic disorder, Asperger’s syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder — not otherwise specified. No two people with an ASD are alike. Some will be able to live independent lives while others will always need assistance and support. ASDs affect about four times as many boys as girls. While it is a lifelong disorder and there is no cure, early intervention can have tremendous results in helping those affected to live to their full potential. For older individuals, timely and meaningful support, advice and information can also be critical to quality of life outcomes. Individuals with ASDs feel like they are bombarded with sensations. They are often very visual and learn in different ways from others. Their difficulties with communication mean that they often miss nuances and jokes and take what people say very literally. Some people with ASDs have other conditions as well, such as speech and language difficulties, intellectual disabilities, sleep problems, attention problems, epilepsy, anxiety and depression, and difficulties with fine and gross motor skills. Source: Amaze (formerly Autism Victoria) Adam Davis and Kellie Guinane have collected more than 1900 signatures on a petition calling for high-functioning autistic children to get enough government funding to stay at specialist schools if their parents consider this the best environment for them. Go to change.org/en-AU/petitions/the-prime-minister-ofaustralia-fund-educational-placements-for-children-with-autism-spectrumdisorder For information about the foundation being established by Bianca Appleford, email bjnapples@gmail.com Picture: Daryl Gordon

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back by funding crunch Billy, 15, is still non-verbal, only communicating by pointing to pictures. But hundreds of hours of applied behaviour analysis (ABA) therapy have allowed him to develop his potential. A student at the Peninsula Specialist College in Dromana, Billy enjoys the company of youngsters his own age and is less frustrated after learning to communicate with images. The ABA technique offers early intervention by breaking down skills into achievable levels in a one-on-one environment with a trained therapist. Fun, repetition and lots of positive reinforcement are the keys to those skills being able to be drawn on at home, Lauren says. She was so impressed by the results of ABA — and dismayed with the lack of consultants on the peninsula — that in 2008 she and her husband set up the not-for-profit Abacus Learning Centre for children with ASD. Billy was among the first intake of pupils and the Hastings centre has had about 55 youngsters go through its doors. Some 16-20 children are usually there at one time. With an emphasis on early intervention, the children are aged two to six, although some 15-yearolds have been assisted. Abacus’ ABA therapists also visit mainstream schools. ‘‘There’s some children in grades 2 and 3 who have managed so far in school but are finding they’re falling behind their peers. We offer them more tutoring: they can top up here or we’ll go to the mainstream school they are attending.’’ As the centre has only been open a few years, its staff have not yet dealt with secondary school students, although this is expected to change as the current intake grow up and move through the education system. In 2011-12, the state government provided

more than $529 million to the Program for Students with Disabilities, up from the $501 million provided in 2010-11 and $335 million provided in 2005-06. But as parents of autistic children know too well, the cost can be enormous, with federal and state government funding quickly gobbled up by school expenses, speech pathology, psychologists and extra therapy. ‘‘When the funding runs out, some people have to leave Abacus. It’s awful but we’re a not-forprofit organisation and operate as low-cost as we can,’’ Lauren says. Families have moved from interstate, including far north Queensland, so their child can attend and receive the one-on-one support. Pupils also come from south-east suburbs as well as Frankston and across the peninsula. Lauren strongly supports the inclusion of ASD youngsters into mainstream schools — if there is sufficient support. ‘‘[Integration] is not well enough supported by the government. Parents are paying for us to help their child in a mainstream school. They need to be better supported through trained aides.’’ Billy made a good start at a mainstream school, despite a vice-principal initially commenting: ‘‘Don’t you know there is a special school up the road?’’ ‘‘I was pretty gutted when we had to resort to a special school because prep went really well. We pushed to get him into that school. But in hindsight, I would tell other parents if the school is initially resistant to your child, go somewhere else ... because it won’t work [if the teacher is not supportive].’’ As the mother of a teenager, Lauren is now having to contemplate Billy’s future after he

leaves school when turning 18. An upbeat, positive person, Lauren concedes that even a trip to the supermarket can pose challenges if she is feeling tired. ‘‘I try to get out and about with him as he otherwise becomes anxious when faced with going into a shopping centre. He’s very noisy for a non-verbal child. He hoots and hollers at the supermarket and jumps around like a galoot because he’s excited. ‘‘He loves the rows, the lights, the food — he’s like someone else going to their favourite rock concert. He’s that pumped,’’ she says before lovingly adding: ‘‘He’s absolutely adorable.’’ The hard reality is that despite therapy having enormously helped Billy, he won’t be able to work and will always require full-time care. ‘‘I’m hoping he can go into some supportive living arrangement. I just hate to think of it because then you think what will happen when I’m gone and all that. I can’t even go there.’’ Bianca Appleford, a Rye mother of four, says Lauren has been an inspiration for her own journey in helping an autistic child reach their potential. When the Weekly met Bianca at Boneo Primary School, her son Sam, 8, was busy at a tutoring session with a visiting Abacus therapist whose services are paid for by the Applefords. As a reward, he eagerly ran out to join an energetic game of ‘‘fruit salad’’ in the playground with fellow pupils. Bianca says Sam, who is considered ‘‘high functioning’’, is keeping up with his peers academically and has made lots of friends. While the keen Carlton supporter is aiming to be a footy star, Bianca has been told that if that ambition doesn’t come off, he has the ability to aspire to professions ranging from computer programming to building.

Bianca and husband Sean have spent thousands of dollars on ABA therapy and she wants to help other parents ensure their child has the best possible future. ‘‘This is bigger than me wanting the best for Sam. I want the best for all kids. I have seen a lot of families struggling and feeling unsupported and we could have a world where it doesn’t have to be like that.’’ She is in the final stages of starting a foundation that would subsidise ASD children who are attending mainstream primary schools on the southern peninsula, with the $6000 a year each needed for them to have the support of an ABA therapist in the classroom. Bianca hopes to start off with a small pilot program after a fund-raising effort to get donors, including sponsors, aboard. She supports parents being able to pick the school system that best suits their child — ‘‘there’s a large range of kids on the spectrum, so we need a broad range of options for them’’. Sam’s experience, bolstered by support from Abacus, has been overwhelmingly positive, both academically and in being able to enhance his language and social skills by modelling other children. ‘‘I feel that with the right intervention, Sam is going to be a normal person, live independently and have a very happy life.’’ Diane Heggie, who would like greater financial assistance made available to children across all disability types, agrees that parents are the best judge. ‘‘Funding tools are great. But we also have to listen to the families within the context of a child’s support needs,’’ she says. ‘‘I think for ASD kids who have support needs, it’s critical they are supported in mainstream schools, or they can’t cope.’’

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Venue change he venue has been changed for the iMPAKT FReeZa Push-Start Battle of the Bands. The event will now run from 6-10.30pm on Friday at Somerville Mechanics Hall in Station Street. Bands performing include Asleep at Last, Biostate, The City at Night, We the Forsaken and Midway to Monaco. Entry costs s $5 and prizes are up for grabs. The winners will go through to play at the regional finals in Dandenong in November with a chance to also play at the Push Over Festival. The last train departs Somerville at 10.43pm on Friday.

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Festival is streets ahead again BY HAYDN GODONY ow in its 17th year, the Main Street Food, Wine and Performing Arts Festival returns to Mornington next month. “The festival prides itself on showcasing the best of the Mornington Peninsula,” organiser and performer Ree Liddell said. “It’s all local: gourmet produce, boutique wineries, visual artists, singer-songwriters, musicians, choirs, dance troupes, a circus, theatre groups and fashion boutiques. “This year, three stages will create six performance areas — allowing peninsula-based performers to strut their stuff on the street. ‘‘The Warrains, President Roots, Iamloveproof, Blackwater Riff, Dave Walker Trio, Simon Imrei and Holycow are some of the local and original talent,” Ms Riddell said. For nostalgia fans, Thunder Road will play the songs of Bruce Springsteen, Ron Vincent will perform his Cat Stevens tribute and Mama Sass will belt out some old-time blues. Singer-songwriters include Steve Romig, Paul Dillon, Josh Roydhouse, Brad Kennedy, Ryan Luckhurst, Ian Treloar, Maddison Wilson and Erik Ivan Parker.

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Mornington boutiques. Children’s activities, to be stationed around the old courthouse, will include Hip Cat Circus, the Elizabeth Murdoch Animal Farm, Hands on Arts and The Pop-ees Jazz Band. The festival is on Sunday, October 21. Details: mainstreetfestival.com.au.

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Junior rangers: A spring bug hunt will be held at The Briars, 458 Nepean Highway, Mt Martha, on Friday, October 5. Children can look at critters under a magnifying glass, make a funky ‘bug beret’ and decorate a cupcake. Cost: $15 per child (adults free). Pre-payment essentia. Details: Narelle on 0431 791 379.

region. Help is free and confidential. Details: 1300 880 390. Read up: A book club meets at 7pm on the third Monday of each month at The Open Door, 13 Grange Road, Mornington. Details: Lucy, 5973 5138. Driving help: Southern Peninsula Community Care’s Rosebudbased medical transport service seeks volunteer drivers and a volunteer handyman for the Eastbourne and Jetty Road sites. Details: Mary, 5986 5255. Breathe easy: Rosebud Better Breathers respiratory support group meets at the Rosebud library meeting room at 2pm on Thursday . Details: 5986 5851. Boat licence: Lyrebird Community Centre, Carrum Downs, has an upcoming course in obtaining a boat licence. Details: 9782 0133. Cemetery walk: The Friends of the Sorrento Cemetery will present a walk, guided by Peter Munro, from 11am on Sunday. Learn about the first burial, oldest headstone and the graves of politicians and celebrities. Cost: $5. Details: 0407 562 504.

This little piggy: Polly the pig (pictured) will squeal into Mt Eliza farmers’ market on Sunday. Hailing from Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary near Kilmore, Polly, her trusty sidekick Timmy Sheep and their human companions will be on hand to spread their message of kindness for all animals. The market runs from 9am-1pm at the corner of Mt Eliza Way and Canadian Bay Road.

Lose weight: Take Off Weight Naturally provides information and skills. Details: Dromana, Judy, 5981 4595; Tootgarook, Kerry, 0417 162 669; Rosebud, Sandra, 5986 2363; Mornington, Ruth, 5975 7813. Women’s group: The Women’s Shed meets at the Uniting Church Hall, Bay Road, Mt Martha, from 9.45am each Wednesday. Upcoming topics include frame decoration and ribbon craft. Cost: $5. Details: Merrilyn, 5974 4072.

Get Involved Activity: Spend a night in with the girls and help beat breast and gynaecological cancers.

Toys lent: Mornington toy library is open on Saturday (9.30-11.30am), Wednesday (9.30am-12.30pm) and Monday (1-3pm). Occasional borrowing and a party pack are available. Details: 5975 1847.

Food help: Overeaters Anonymous assists with dietary problems such as overeating and under-eating. Details: 9521 3696 or oa.org.au.

Table tennis: U3A table tennis group has games, for ages over 55, at Tootgarook Hall from 1-4pm each Monday. Equipment is provided and a cuppa follows. Details: Dorothy, 5986 6221.

Fifty plus: Southern Peninsula 50+ Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at West Rosebud Community Hall. Activities include games, dine-outs, walks and trips. Details: Nils, 0447 595 259.

Mornington CWA: Mornington branch of the Country Women’s Association meets at 1pm on the third Tuesday of each month at St Mark’s Uniting Church hall, Barkly Street, Mornington. Details: Sylvia, 5977 0621.

Creek care: Balcombe Estuary Rehabilitation Group runs regular events including working bees in Mt Martha. Details: Liz, 0408 388 430.

Getting involved is easy: Simply invite the girls over for a fun night in and ask them to donate what they usually spend on a night out. Whether it’s a DVD marathon, casual dinner party, a pamper evening, a book club or even just inviting the girls over for a catch-up, whatever you choose to do can be as big or small as you like.

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VIEW meet: VIEW Mornington meets at noon on Friday, September 28 at Mornington Golf Club in Tallis Drive. Details: Joan 5976 2131. AA: Alcoholics Anonymous offers help and support to anyone with a drinking problem. Day and evening meetings are held throughout the

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mount Martha

Auction

13 Martin Street, Mount Martha Framing incredible panoramic bay views that arc across the bay, the vista from this 2-storey 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom plus a study residence with a pool will take your breath away. The grandstand water views take centre stage on the top-floor with views from every room including a living and dining room stepping down to a family room with a picture window water outlook and access to a viewing terrace and the master bedroom with an ensuite and dressing room. The ground-floor doesn’t miss out on the outlook either with a further living area opening to the pool. This long-held residence is an exceptional buy with irreplaceable views and the opportunity to renovate to create an exceptional family home. Auction Saturday 13th October at 2.00pm Inspection Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Deborah Quinn 0428 205 555 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mount Martha

For Sale

2, 3, 4 / 8 Birdrock Avenue, Mount Martha These luxurious townhouses, in a boutique development of only 4, are a top quality, low-density residential community. Each of the remaining townhouses are uniquely designed to offer individualised floorplans. You can expect designer finishes, vast open spaces that merge with alfresco entertaining areas & bay views from the second storey’s. The 2-storey residences offer a choice of 3 or 4 bedrooms, each with 2.5 bathrooms with an ensuite to the master bedroom, gourmet Caesarstone & Smeg kitchens, double remote garages with internal access & heating/cooling. Stroll to Birdrock Beach or Mt Martha Village, dine out at Mornington Main St or explore the surrounding wineries, golf courses & 5 star restaurants.

Price range $765,000 - $880,000 Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au

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197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Mornington

For Sale

1, 2, 3/3 Hunter Street, Mornington Outstanding opportunity to acquire a brand new townhouse close to all that Main St has to offer. These individually designed low maintenance townhouses will suit the buyer looking for up market living in a quite yet super convenient location. Features include: Spacious open plan living, designer kitchen with stone bench tops & quality Blanco s/s appliances, remote double LU garage & more.

Price range $570,000 - $645,000 Contact Chris Wilson 0417 147 307 Robert Bowman 0417 173 103 bowmanandcompany.com.au [ 22 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

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time to plant a seed....

197 Main Street Mornington VIC 3931 T. 03 5975 6888

Growing out of your current home? Contact Bowman & Company for a free appraisal. Telephone 035975 6888

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www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana

Bathing Box 91 Dromana Forshore

Boat Shed 45 Dromana

17 Valley Court Safety Beach

15 Valley Court Safety Beach

Buy In Time For Summer

I Have Power

What a Ripper!

Cheap Buy, Hot Opportunity!

Great position on a good stretch of the beach & yet close to all comfort facilities & parking. Totally Re-built less than 10 years ago with colourbond roof; this is a great opportunity to buy foreshore heritage.

Thats right ladies and gentleman I have power connected therefore you can use me at night, keep drink and food cold or even use a heater. I am literally on the Dromana foreshore just down a little from Dromana Hub. For Sale Price $175,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

O/plan living, spacious kitchen with ample bench space, semi ensuite, facilities such as the swimming pool, BBQ area & golf course. Being SOLD fully furnished. Features: corner spa bath, A/C, microwave, refrigerator, timber decking with outdoor furniture, SLUG. For Sale Price $299,000 Inspect Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This stunning residence comprising 2 bedrooms, o/plan living, spacious kitchen, semi ensuite, facilities such as the swimming pool, BBQ area and golf course all at your finger tips. Being SOLD fully furnished. For Sale Price $325,000 Inspect Sat 12.00 - 12.30pm Agent Dromana 5987 3233

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38 Rainier Avenue Dromana

7 Dahlia Street Dromana

1B Frieda Street Dromana

The Great Beach Retreat

What a Ripper

Just Sit Back, Relax And Enjoy!

Walk to Beach, Wonderful Home

Featuring OPL & FFB throughout, a fully fenced rear yard & ent area this home will make the ideal weekender, permanent or investment property. Approximately 715m2 of land this block has the potential for further development (STCA). For Sale Price $360,000 Plus Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

Boasting 3 bedrms all with BIRs, family bathrm, newly added solar roof panels, GDH, s/s air-con, sun filled OPL w/ meals & family/lounge. If you are looking for space to store your toys or like tinkering there is plenty of room with a DLUG w/ an additional 2 carport spaces. For Sale Price $419,000 Inspect Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

3 bdrms, 2 bthrms, OPL upstairs with merbau floors leading out to a deck with bay views. The modern kitchen has been used as a commercial kitchen & will be ideal for anyone that loves to cook & entertain. Also featuring carport & fully fenced rear yard w/ vegie patch. For Sale Price $460,000 Plus Inspect Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm & Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

Approx 5 years young, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms & powder room + study + sunroom, GDH, Gas Fire, Evap A/C, solar to grid & solar boosted hot water, stair climbing help with “Acorn” electric stairlift (can be removed). Fully fenced gardens. For Sale Price $465,000 Inspect Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

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Dromana

Dromana

87 Palm Tree Drive Safety Beach

2/10 James Street Dromana

Owner says sell! Ready to realise!

Rental Income & Brilliant Bay Views!

Resort Lifestyle!

Best Build In Dromana?

Listen to this: 5 bdrms, 2 living areas, 3 bthrms (2 ensuites), 4 toilets, GDH, evap cooling, covered outdoor entg area, huge DLUG, enclosed yard with possible access for boat, caravan or jet ski/s. North facing balcony with bay glimpses. For Sale Price $495,000 Inspect Sat 1.00 - 1.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This hillside holiday retreat captures every degree of it’s north facing bay views. 2 big bedrooms, renovated bathroom and kitchen, trendy polished floors and open plan living which opens out onto the balcony. Land size is 788sqm’s (Approx). For Sale Price $495,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

At the quiet end of a no through road & backing onto the golf course. The home offers 3 beds (main en-suite) + study, GDH, open plan living, with access through sliding doors to outside. Large, double garage. Good buggy access to golf course. For Sale Price $495,000 Plus Inspect Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

Brand new development of 3 so close to everything that is good in our town. Townhouse 2 has 3 bedrms, main with ensuite, remote DLUG, private, landscaped deck/ bbq area, quality finishes, GDH. Very private & quiet location. For Sale Price $499,000 Inspect Sat 12.00 - 1.00pm & Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

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3/1 Canna Street Dromana

Safety Beach

Dromana

3 Michael Street Dromana

11 Scott Street Dromana

Walk To The Beach, 820sqm’s Land Size

Wonderful Living

Home Among The Gum Trees!

See View, Sea View!

3 big bedrooms, 2 bathrooms inc. ensuite from master & 2 separate living areas. GDH, split rev a/c, large outdoor ent. area, LU garage with drive through access ideal for storing caravan, boats, jet ski, etc. Fully fenced & fully landscaped. Land size approx 810sqm. For Sale Price $499,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

Just a 6-7 minute walk to the beach is this renovated home. 3 bedrms w/ WIRs, renovated kitchen & bathrm. Ent deck w/ cafe blinds, high ceilings, GDH, s/s air con. Bungalow, huge LU garage, fully fenced yard, garden shed, water tanks & all set upon 848sqm of land. For Sale Price $499,000 Plus Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

Exuding a charm, that is enhanced by timber, exposed brick & beams, wooden floors, 3 bedrooms (main en-suite), new kitchen, o/plan living, leading to sliding doors & deck area with views. All in a quiet peaceful, area & yet minutes to the best of Dromana. For Sale Price $519,000 Inspect Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

3 bedrms in a well built home w/ wrap around Panoramic Views & 2 outdoor living areas. The kitchen has been recently renovated & the house is well presented & in good condition. Easy to maintain land of approx 766sqm & 28m frontage! For Sale Price $519,000 Inspect Sat 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

5987 3233

193 Point Nepean Road Dromana

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www.stockdaleleggo.com.au/dromana

1/10 James Street Dromana

Safety Beach

Dromana

Dromana

Best Build In Dromana?

Splendid & A Short Walk To The Beach

Picture Perfect

Blue Ribbon Bay Views

Brand new development of 3 so close to everything that is good in our town. This 2 storey townhouse features 3 bedrms, main with ensuite, remote DLUG, private, landscaped deck/bbq area with views, quality finishes, GDH & a/c. For Sale Price $569,000 Inspect Sat 12.00 - 1.00pm & Sun 2.00 - 2.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This 4 bedroom home offer warmth and comfort with gas ducted heating, gas log fire and evap cooling. 2 separate living zones including large open plan living & a rumpus/billiard room. Landscaped gaderns, fully fenced and set directly opposite the golf course. For Sale Price $595,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

Set on the hillside of Dromana with fantastic bay views is this fully fenced, 4 bdrm, 3 bthrm home with polished Jarrah floor boards in the open plan kitchen, living & dining. Also including an internal elevator. This home is sure to impress. Call to inspect. For Sale Price $619,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

Views from the Martha Cove Marina to the You Yangs & Port Phillip Heads. W/ a huge ent deck, floor - ceiling windows, renovated kitchen, A/C, GDH, gas log fire, 2 living areas, 3 bdrms, 2 bthrms. Down stairs is a flexible 4th bdrm & another living area with separate entrance. For Sale Price $679,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

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Land For Sale SAFETY BEACH, 6 Patterson Street 646m2 Approx

2/8 Permien Street McCrae

3/8 Permien Street Dromana

Dromana

Style & Sophistication

Elaborate & Exclusive

Luxury with Spectacular Bay Views

3 large bedrms, master w/ ensuite & WIR, other bedrms w/ BIR’s. Open plan kitchen /dining/lounge leading out to a private deck w/ views of the bay. This home has high ceilings, floor to ceiling tiled bathrms, gas log fire, s/s air con, internal access from the garage & elevator. For Sale Price $839,000 Inspect Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

Positioned in Dromana’s best street, directly opposite the park & 4 doors from the beach is this exclusive residence. Just 18mnths old, this designer town home comprises 3 bdrms, master w/ full ensuite & WIR, high ceilings & an abundance of natural light. For Sale Price $855,000 Inspect Sat 3.00 - 3.30pm & Sun 3.00 - 3.30pm Agent Office 5987 3233

This home boasts 5 bedrooms & multiple living areas. Master bedroom with ensuite & WIR + incredible water views, 2 extra bathrooms & island kitchen. Suspended on the lower balcony is a gas/solar heated pool. GDH, multiple split rev cycle units & DBL lock up garage. For Sale Price $1,380,000 Inspect By Appointment Agent Office 5987 3233

mel ref: 150E 12

SAFETY BEACH, 8 Omuna Court 880m2 Approx

$470,000 mel ref: 150 F10

DROMANA, 20 Pickings Lane 2.48 Acres Approx

$370,000

$495,000 mel ref: 160 D2

Rentals Rental: $230 P/W

289 Boundary Road

DROMANA

HOUSE

A3

B1

C2

Bond: $997

Rental: $230 P/W

164/131 Nepean Highway

DROMANA

UNIT

A2

B1

C1

Bond: $997

Available: NOW

Rental: $230 P/W

157/131 Nepean Highway

DROMANA

UNIT

A2

B1

C1

Bond: $997

Available: 29-Sep-2012

Rental: $235 P/W

1/20 Francis Street

DROMANA

UNIT

A2

B1

C1

Bond: $1018

Available: NOW

Rental: $260 P/W

115 Rainier Avenue

DROMANA

HOUSE

A3

B1

C2

Bond: $1127

Available: 19-Oct-2012

Rental: $260 P/W

83 Williams Street

DROMANA

HOUSE

A3

B1

C3

Bond: $1127

Available: NOW

Rental: $265 P/W

33 Rainier Avenue

DROMANA

HOUSE

A2

B1

C2

Bond: $1148

Available: 10-Oct-2012

Rental: $270 P/W

2/327 Dromana Parade

SAFETY BEACH

UNIT

A3

B1

C2

Bond: $1170

Available: 27-Sep-2012

Rental: $280 P/W

69/131 Nepean Highway

DROMANA

UNIT

A2

B1

C2

Bond: $1214

Available: 21-Sep-2012

Rental: $280 P/W

19 Patterson Street

SAFETY BEACH

HOUSE

A3

B1

C1

Bond: $1214

Available: 17-Sep-2012

Rental: $290 P/W

24 Dahlia Street

DROMANA

HOUSE

A2

B1

Bond: $1257

Available: NOW

Rental: $300 P/W

6 Dromana Parade

SAFETY BEACH

HOUSE

A3

B2

C2

Bond: $1304

Available: NOW

Rental: $315 P/W

43 Mary Street

DROMANA

HOUSE

A3

B1

C3

Bond: $1365

Available: NOW

Rental: $320 P/W

10E Country Club Drive

SAFETY BEACH

HOUSE

A3

B3

C4

Bond: $1387

Available: NOW

Rental: $320 P/W

3/172 Dromana Parade

SAFETY BEACH

HOUSE

A3

B1

C2

Bond: $1387

Available: NOW

Rental: $320 P/W

2/195 Eastbourne Road

ROSEBUD

TOWNHOUSE

A3

B2

C2

Bond: $1387

Available: NOW

Rental: $320 P/W

11A Lugano Avenue

DROMANA

TOWNHOUSE

A3

B2

C2

Bond: $1387

Available: 1-Oct-2012

Rental: $320 P/W

1/15 Woodlands Grove

SAFETY BEACH

HOUSE

A3

B2

C2

Bond: $1950

Available: NOW

Rental: $330 P/W

28 Panoramic Avenue

DROMANA

HOUSE

A3

B1

C2

Bond: $1430

Available: NOW

Rental: $330 P/W

22 Thomas Street

DROMANA

HOUSE

A4

B2

C1

Bond: $1430

Available: 8-Oct-2012

Rental: $340 P/W

6 Russell Street

TOOTGAROOK

HOUSE

A3

B2

C1

Bond: $1474

Available: NOW

Rental: $350 P/W

24 Rosalie Avenue

DROMANA

HOUSE

A4

B2

C2

Bond: $1517

Available: 15-Oct-2012

5987 3233

Available: 10-Oct-2012

193 Point Nepean Road Dromana

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Hastings Shop 10, 14 High Street 03 5970 7333 www.hastings.harcourts.com.au

Bittern 88 Jacka Street

4a

3b 2d

Bittern 89 Jacka Street

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2b 3d

Listen to the birds sing!

A Rare 1 Acre Gem!

Situated on approximately 1 acre, this lifestyle property with a full length veranda & colonial style window offers four bedrooms with two en-suites as well as a main bathroom & separate toilet. Two living areas & a kitchen that boasts top of the range S/S appliances. The main bedroom consists of a modern en-suite, WIR and split system reverse cycle A/C. Further features include fireplace in the formal lounge and another reverse cycle A/C split system. Behind the home is a large covered entertaining area ideal for all year round entertaining, shed or studio, water tanks & a rare feature with gated access from two street frontages make this a lifestyle opportunity not to be missed! For Sale $640,000 - $700,000 View www.harcourts.com.au/VHS3382 Open By Appointment

This mud brick home is set on a rare 1 acre allotment in the most quiet and sought after location in Bittern. With an abundance of native trees, huge land and an inground pool makes this home well suited to all families, weekenders, couples downsizing from large acreage and anyone after that ideal country lifestyle. Comprising: 3 bedrooms with ensuite and walk in robe off the master, open plan kitchen, meals and lounge, central bathroom with claw foot bath, laundry, huge yard, pool, outdoor undercover entertaining area and a double car garage. Close to all that this area has to offer, shops, cafes, the Peninsula's finest beaches, wineries and excellent freeway access. A great opportunity to secure a rare 1 acre allotment!

Jason Dowler M 0403 598 754 E jason.dowler@harcourts.com.au Lauren Dunsford M 0422 385 869 E lauren.dunsford@harcourts.com.au

For Sale $659,000 Open Saturday 11:30am - 12:00pm Malcolm Parkinson M 0421 704 246 E malcolm.parkinson@harcourts.com.au

AUCTION

Somers 9 Norman Street

3a

Great Value with Amazing Water Views! $500,000 - $550,000 This Somers special is well worth an inspection with sweeping views all the way down to Point Leo. Boasting a real beach house feel, natural light and open plan living makes this rare find well suited to weekenders, couples, families, investors and anyone after that sensational view. Comprising: 3 large bedrooms all with an adjoining north facing deck and built in robes, open plan kitchen, meals and lounge with large adjoining deck with bay view's that's made for entertaining, open fire, central bathroom, down stairs "beach bathroom" and laundry, a double car garage with ample storage and plenty of yard space. Walking distance to the beach, The Somers General Store, nature walks, Somers Yacht Club and easy access to the region's leading wineries and Melbourne via the freeway.

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Auction Saturday 22nd September at 11:00am View www.harcourts.com.au/VHS3337 Open By Appointment Tim Ripper M 0434 513 640 E tim.ripper@harcourts.com.au

2b 2d


Cosy unit in ideal spot n a group of three, this immaculate unit is close to transport and the Mornington shopping precinct It would suit retirees, couples or singles. The unit has two good-sized bedrooms, the main with access to the bathroom and a walk-in wardrobe. There is also a spacious lounge and open-plan kitchen and dining area. Other features are plenty of storage throughout the home, a serviceable kitchen, gas heating and an airconditioning unit. Established gardens surround the unit, which also has a garage.

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ust 200 metres from the beach, shops and transport, this unit is in an exceptional location. Built from limestone, it offers a sense of style, warmth and character throughout. Ducted heating ensures comfort during the cooler months. The kitchen has loads of bench and cupboard space, as well as stainless-steel European appliances. Two spacious bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and there is a semi-en suite with a bath. Outdoor features are a private courtyard, timber decked area and a garage.

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2/22 Van Ness Avenue, Mornington Private sale Price: $340,000-$370,000 Agent: Jacobs & Lowe Bennetts Mornington, 5976 5900

Harcourts Mornington 2, 1A Main St Mornington 03 5970 8000 www.mornington.harcourts.com.au

Mornington 23 Carramar Street

Paradise At The Right Price

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2/10 Joan Avenue, McCrae Private sale Price: $459,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Dromana, 5987 3233

reviewproperty.com.au

If you are looking for your little bit of paradise at a price that is affordable then take a look at this fabulous family home. Call today to make an appointment, you will not be disappointed.

For Sale Neg over $349,000 Open Saturday 12.30-1.00pm View www.harcourts.com.au/VMG9322 Terry Young P 5970 8000 M 0419 157 172 E terry.young@harcourts.com.au Harcourts Mornington

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Mornington 28 Moorhead Avenue

Mount Martha 16 Flora Road

Mount Martha 155 Osborne Drive

Outstanding value on Moorhead

Fabulous Flora

Beachside beauty on Birdrock Avenue

• 18 squars of living, walking distance to Bentons Square • Recently painted & re carpeted with renovated kitchen • 15+ fruit trees to tickle the taste buds

• Short stroll to Bentons Square & Fido Park • Light & Bright low maintenance living • Large outdoor entertaining area with in ground spa

• Short stroll to Birdrock Avenue • Low-maintenance living • Outdoor entertaining deck

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$495,000 - $515,000

Mornington 130 Maxwell Street

Mornington 4a Brent Street

Mount Martha 1 Valerie Close

Lovely Cottage Style Home

Luxury home, Low maintenance lifestyle

Perfect block in the perfect position

• On a great size block • Available for rent now • Located close to parks, shops & public transport

• 2700mm High ceilings • open plan living & dining area • Covered pergola for entertaining

• Flat, level elevated court block • 814 square metres (approx) • Walking distance to shops, schools & transport

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Vacant Land

11 O .3 PE 0 N – S 12 A .3 T 0P M

$330 per week

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Mount Martha 6/8 Tangerine Court

Carrum Downs 85 O’Gradys Road

Hastings 224 High Street

Retire, relax and enjoy

Buy off the plan & save on stamp duty

Buy off the plan & save $1000’s

• Save on stamp duty, display unit available • Under construction now • Luxury inclusions

• Close to transport, Eastlink & shops • A superb option for first home buyers & investors • Visit the display at 2/91 O’Gradys Road, Carrum Downs

• Ideal for 1st home buyers, brand new & affordable • Ideal for retiree’s - nothing more to spend • Display located at 3/10 Kingfisher Court, Hastings

$326,000

From $299,000

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$435,000

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03 5976 1188

Shop 37A Bentons Square Shopping Centre, Mornington Kathy

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Mornington

$419,950

Frankston

$390,000

26 Havana Crescent Deserving Of Your Attention! This renovated and ready to impress AV Jennings home is set behind a picket fence with attractive gardens and water fountain. This ‘grand ole dame’ features formal entry, formal lounge/dining, kitchen with granite bench tops & s/s appliances, study/fourth bedroom, p o lish e dfl o o rb o a rd sth ro u g h o u t,u p d a te dfa m ilyb a th ro o m ,d u c te dh e a tin g& e v a pa ir-c o n .

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Frankston

28 Kurong Avenue Never Judge a Book By Its Cover

5 Teal Court Try This On For Size!

This well presented spacious home is thoughtfully renovated and features 4 bedrooms with fre n c hd o o rs(m a ste rw ithe n su ite ),3liv in ga re a s,b a m b o ofl o o rs,n e w b a th ro o m /la u n d ry ,g a s h e a tin g ,3xs/sa irc o n& trip lefro n te dg a ra g ew ithin te rn a la c c e ss.A nin sp e c tio nisam u st!

This AV Jennings built home situated in a quiet court location is meticulously cared for & features 4 bdrms, formal entry, lounge, dining, timber kitchen, meals/family room, duct heat, I/G pool, entertaining area & DLUG with plenty of space for extra cars/caravans/boats.

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Safety Beach

$600,000 - $650,000

16 Palm Tree Drive Executive Living

$410,000 - $460,000

This unique family home offers polished flo o rb o a rd s,O FP ,stu d yn o o k,R C a /c ,Fre n c h d o o rstofro n tv e ra n d a h&se c u ritysh u tte rs. Sh o rtstro ll tob e a c h ,sh o p s&tra n sp o rt. Sandra Bardebes 0414 707 455

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Seaford

2 Railway Parade Stroll to Beach and Shops

Exquisite, spacious & stylish home offering n a tu ra l lig h t-fille do p e nsp a c e s,o u td o o r entertaining with glass partitions, 3 living areas, 4b d rm s,G D H&d o u b leg a ra g ew ithsto ra g e .

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Frankston South

$395,000 - $440,000

Langwarrin

$380,000 - $415,000

4 Banool Court First Court Past Frankston High School

22 John Street Secluded Charming Family Home

This home presents as value offering 3 bdrms, large second living area/rumpus/ entertainment room, GDH, a/c, undercover patio & garage with workshop area.

Located in the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch’s Cruden Farm region. This must see home offers ample space for a double garage &/or small u n itd e v e lo p m e n to rg ra n n yfla t(STC A ).

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218 Frankston Dandenong Road Don’t Miss This Neat Home!

64 Karingal Drive Updated Delight Close To Services

Well presented home with large lounge, kitch with b/fast bar, fml dining, family room, undercover entertaining & RDLUG with rear access. This property has great potential.

This beautifully presented 3 bedroom family home features renovated kitchen + bathroom, GDH and is situated in an ideal location in Karingal shopping zone area. Inspect today! Sandra Bardebes 3 1 2 0417 707 455 Open to View Saturday 11:00 - 11:30am

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81 Darnley Drive First Home Buyers or Investors Dream

35 Dandenong Road East Think Outside The Square

Well presented home in tightly held pocket featuring open plan spacious living & has been freshly painted & newly carpeted throughout. Priced to sell - buyers & investors be quick! Sandra Bardebes 3 1 0414 707 455 Open to View Saturday 10:00 - 10:30am

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MORNINGTON

AUCTION SAT 22ND SEPT @12:30PM

MORNINGTON

$490,000 - $520,000 FOR A FAMILY OR ACTIVE RETIREES!

Be impressed by the zoned design features & spotless presentation of this 20 square BV home, close to town. Offering 3 bedrooms plus study ( FES/WIR to master ), 3 separated living rooms including a large rumpus, a quality central kitchen with dishwasher & W.I.P., an adjoining meals alcove, main bathroom with corner spa , GDH, a large undercover entertaining area & a double auto garage.This fine home is close to parks, shops and schools and provides all the right family comforts.

8 Port Phillip Drive

MORNINGTON

$500,000 - $540,000

BEACHSIDE - WALK TO EVERYTHING!

LAKESIDE - 3 BED + STUDY - BIG LAND BEAUTIFUL GARDENS!

Forget about the car because you are that close to everything. Ideally positioned at the front of just 2 this immaculately presented fully renovated home is sure to impress. As you enter this warm generous 3 bedroom home, main with an ensuite, you will be greeted by, polished floor boards throughout, open plan living perfect for entertaining with high ceilings, quality kitchen with S/S appliances, adjacent meals area and another study/sitting area, also including ducted heating and evaporative cooling.

11 York Street

MOUNT MARTHA

Inspect Wed/Sat 12-12:30pm

AUCTION SAT 20TH OCTOBER @1:30PM

Inspect Sat 4-4:30pm

Set on a 991m2 court lot, this stylish & spacious BV home is ideally located with Bentons Square, parkland & lakes at your doorstep! Offering 3 large bedrooms plus fitted study [ FENS & WIR to Master ] , formal lounge & dining rooms with vaulted ceilings & open fireplace , light filled central kitchen with meals area , a large family room to the rear looking out over the lawns & gardens , auto d/garage & shed.

6 Billabong Close

Inspect Sat 2-2:30pm

MORNINGTON

NEG OVER $570,000 NEW TOWNHOUSE IN THE HEART OF TOWN!

Ideally located only a short stroll from the cafes & boutique shopping of vibrant Main Street, this luxurious new townhouse offers 21sq of living & comprises: Downstairs:- large master with twin WIRs & ensuite, study, deluxe kitchen with S/S appliances, and spacious living/dining room with double doors leading to the paved entertaining area. Internal access from the double garage. Upstairs offers 2 large bedrooms with BIR’s a stylish central bathroom & generous living area.

2 /4 Beatty Parade

MOUNT MARTHA FAMILY PARADISE RETREAT!

MOUNT MARTHA

“Big is Good!” An exciting opportunity for active retirees & first home buyers, these large 2 bedroom (approx 10.5M2) & 3 bedroom (approx 15.7M2) BV Villas will be close to Bentons Square & include deluxe stone kitchens with S/S appliances, spacious living/dining areas, high ceilings,auto garages with internal access & paved entertaining areas. With gas d/heating, quality tiles & carpet, fully landscaped. Note: FES/ WIR & auto double garages in the 3 bedroom villas.

Inspect Sat 1-1:30pm

1-15 41 Green Island Ave

NEG OVER $520,000

MORNINGTON

LOW MAINTENANCE IN LAKESIDE!

This craftsman built BV residence is only 2 years old & offers 18sq of luxury living comprising 3 large bedrooms,( master with FENS & WIR ), spacious formal lounge, deluxe vinyl wrap kitchen with stone benchtops & 900mm Delonghi appliances, a spacious open living/ dining area leading out to a huge decked alfresco entertaining area & lush landscaped gardens. Including 9’ ceilings, square set plaster, porcelain tiles & quality carpets. Also with auto DLUG, GDH, s/system air/cond. & garden shed .

Inspect Sat 1-1:30pm

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$437,500 NEG

SPACE, LIGHT & AN EASY - CARE DELIGHT!

31 Harrap Road

FROM $352,500 ‘MARTHAS PLACE’ - SETTLE APRIL 2013

Nestled at the end of a quiet street surrounded by quality built homes and close to Benton’s Square this 3 year old home offers relaxed family living at its finest. As you enter this immaculately presented 4 BR home you will be greeted by a sense of warmth & space with lovely natural tones & spacious family living. Offering main bedroom with FENS & WIR, separate zoned living including lounge with gas log fire place, large central kitchen with S/S appliances & adjacent sun filled meals/family room.

22 Desert Hill

Inspect Wed/Sat 3-3:30pm

PERFECT FOR ACTIVE RETIREES NOT WANTING A VILLA! Set at the end of a quiet court in the well established & central Lakeside Estate, this striking 2 year-old BV home offers 3 large bedrooms,( main with FENS & WIR ) , light - filled living, stylish kitchen with 900mm S/S appliances, d/washer & a big W.I.Pantry, a large adjacent meals area & entry to an auto d/garage. With a huge alfresco deck ideal for those family get togethers, GDH, & all on an easy-care 368m2 lot.

21 Emarald Close

Inspect Sat 11-11:30am

Shop 2, 188-194 Main St Mornington

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MORNINGTON

$1,100,000

MORNINGTON

AUCTION SAT 22ND SEPT @11:30AM

WHEN POSITION IS PARAMOUNT! “FRANKLIN GRANGE”

JUST BRING YOUR FURNITURE!

Fully renovated & presented to please is this beachside B/V home located in a quiet street within easy access to beach, bus & shops. Perfect as a downsizer, holiday home or investment which will should good capital growth. Situated behind a high fence giving ultimate privacy the home comprises of 3 generous bedrooms, large light filled living area, modern bathroom & stone topped kitchen with S/S appliances, adjacent meals area leading out to the big decked entertaining.

Enjoy this most coveted of locations only 200 M from the beach and in close proximity to Main Street shopping with this substantial 2 storey residence offering spacious rumpus living upstairs and formal entertaining d/stairs, 3 dble bedrooms plus large study (FES/WIR to downstairs Master), granite kitchen with large family/meals area, auto d/garage,d/heating, cooling, vacuum & a paved rear courtyard.

12 Grange Road

Inspect Sat 11-11:30am Photo ID Required

MORNINGTON

$940,000 - $980,000

8 George Street

Inspect Wed/Sat 11-11:30am

MORNINGTON

$540,000 - $580,000

LAKESIDE SPACE & LUXURY IN SUMMERFIELDS!

A BEACHSIDE COTTAGE DELIGHT

EXCITING ARCHITECTURE & FLAWLESS PRESENTATION! This superb 5 bedroom plus study home, offers 37 squares of consummate luxury with wonderful views from the large balcony across the Lake towards The Briars & Arthur’s Seat. Enjoy the grand staircase , polished timber flooring & high ceilings, the deluxe granite kitchen, the large light-filled living areas upstairs & down, the alfresco area, & then step outside to your own tropical oasis with lovely sunlit decks.

Perfectly located in a quiet beachside street within easy strolling distance to everything Mornington has to offer. This charming weather board home features Baltic pine timber floorboards throughout, 2 light filled Bedrooms the main with an open fireplace, kitchen with plenty of storage room and S/S appliances, a lovely adjoining open lounge/dinning room with views of the large entertaining deck and manicured gardens.

4 Lakeview Gve

Inspect Sat 3-3:30pm

20 Separation Street

MOUNT MARTHA

$390,000 - $420,000

MOUNT MARTHA

3 BEDROOM SEASIDE VILLA!

MOUNT MARTHA

Inspect Sat 12-12:30pm

AUCTION SAT 13TH OCTOBER @12:30PM

Ideally positioned in an exclusive boutique subdivision by the Bay in Mt. Martha, this striking new 3 bedroom luxury home offers approx. 28 squares of living, alfresco & decking with views of the bay from the Master bedroom, & will be 6 star rated & ready to just move the furniture in and enjoy. Features split system heating & cooling, deluxe kitchen and appliances, high ceilings, timber floors, double glazed windows and doors, flyscreens, fencing and fully landscaped.

3 Bay Vista Close (610 Esplanade)

5975 7733

$545,000 6.8 STAR RATING - CHECK THE ROYADIE DIFFERENCE!- 1.5KW POWER BACK TO GRID!

Created by the Local Community & now for Auction with a VERY REALISTIC RESERVE in this boutique beachside estate!. Be impressed by this stylish approx. 15 sq BV home, with 3 Bedrooms FES/WIR to large master), deluxe stone kitchen with s/steel Asko apps, with d/washer, vast lightfilled living room with porcelain tiling, central bathroom with sep. p/room, sep. laundry, timber deck, d/heating, 2 s/s R/c air con’s,high ceilings, landscaping & auto d/garage with internal entry.

Inspect Sat 12-12:30pm

Inspect Sat 2-2:30pm

MOUTH MARTHA

MORNINGTON FOOTBALL & NETBALL CLUBS HOUSING PROJECT!

8 Bay Vista Close 610 Esplanade

$885,000 “SEA-SPRAY” AT “BAY VISTA”

It’s an easy stroll to the Esplanade from this stand alone BV villa, backing onto parkland and with strong appeal for retirees & investors alike. Comprising 3 bedrooms, spacious lounge/dining room with cathedral ceilings, r/c air/cond. and gas wall furnace, tiled bathroom with shower and bath, light- filled kitchen with dble sink & gas cooking, and adjoining family/meals area, a separate laundry, an auto d/garage & a delightful courtyard.

19/13 Craigie Road

Inspect Wed/Sat 2-2:30pm

Built to exacting high green energy standards, with a host of extras and quality finish throughout, this striking new home offers approx. 18 squares of living plus a 7 x 6m auto garage with internal access & 4 bedrooms (very large d/stairs Master with FES/WIR), 3 living areas, deluxe granite kitchen/ bathrooms, d/ heating & cooling, solar/ gas H.W.S, clothesline, flyscreens, w/ tank, paved entertain with pergola, and full landscaping.

10/61 Green Island Avenue

Inspect Wed/Sat 1-1:30pm

Shop 2, 188-194 Main St Mornington

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Elevate your lifestyle et on a good-sized block of about 1000 square metres, this Dromana Hill property looks out over the township and has water views. The bay views stretch from the Martha Cove Marina in Safety Beach to the You Yangs and Port Phillip Bay Heads. The house has a decked outdoor entertainment area, floor-to-ceiling windows, a newly renovated kitchen, reverse-cycle airconditioner, ducted heating and a gas log fire. There are two living areas, providing for formal and informal occasions. Three good-sized bedrooms provide ample room for all the family, the main with a full en suite.

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38 Jackson Way, Dromana Private sale Price: $679,000 Agent: Stockdale & Leggo Dromana, 5987 3233

DROMANA

Dromana

Auction (unless sold prior): Saturday 6th Oct at 12.00 noon 32 Seacombe Street

Inspect Sat & Sun at 12.00pm

SEASIDE SENSATION

Spacious timber residence approx 300m to beach front. This charming property has so much to offer with three king sized bedrooms, en-suite spa, plus full second bathroom. The library has polished timber floors with tiled floor to family lounge and living, solid fuel heating, split air-con, stone bench tops in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Extended outdoor living. Solar grid inverted. Single garage plus one parking space and weather board workshop/shed. Set on large block of land of approx 700m2. Michael Mangan 0418 399 550.

Dromana

Forthcoming Auction 25 Solander Street

Inspect Sat & Sun at 1.00pm

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Outstanding central township location within a few 100 meters to beachfront and shopping centre. A charming Dromana beach house on approx 750m2 of prime re-development site. The comfortable beach cottage offers open plan living, family dining, three bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen and laundry. Approx 11-12sq in size. All services are available.

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CRIB POINT

$299,900

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JUST RIGHT!.... ON THE RESERVE

Lazy days await in this beautiful near new unit with the adjacent foreshore reserve beckoning you to breezy walks by the bay…. This home sized villa has clean neutral colour scheme with earth tone contrasts and a bright north facing living/meals opening on a private courtyard behind. 3 bedrooms (bir’s) & full en suite, great sized kitchen with gas appliances, gas ducted heat and double lock up garage. This would make an Ideal investment with easy return of $300/week or perfect first home or retirement property. Still under new home warranty and priced to sell!!

$450,000+

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$300,000+

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ONE WITH THE LOT

BIGGER THAN YOU MIGHT THINK

This property has so many “ I wants “ it’s hard to know where to start. Ok, here goes; so you want a home with 4 bedrooms and a study, It has multiple living areas and room for the kids to play away from the lounge room. An ensuite and walk-in robe is a must and for the masterchef of the house a nice big kitchen with plenty of storage and cupboards would be good. To keep the big kid of the house happy a large shed (9x6Mx3H) with 15 amp power, +240v lighting on a reinforced concrete slab strong enough to take a truck would be great.

First home buyers, investors, do yourself a favour and book an inspection to see this one! Recently renovated this property is ready to go, features include 4brs (massive master br), built in robes to 3 bedrooms. A huge lounge room, heating and cooling, kids play area, plus an open plan dining area off the kitchen. Outside you have a covered entertaining area overlooking the in-ground pool, a fenced kids play yard,loads of space to park a boat, trailer or caravan. Also plenty of room for a dog or two plus a great shed for the toys. This home has been wonderfully cared for by its current owners and will make a great home or investment. Inspection is by appointment only.

HASTINGS

$510,000+

SECLUDED MASTERPIECE If you have been looking for a nice big home on a block big enough to leave some room for the kids to play in a quiet area that’s NOT an “estate” this is the home for you.

BITTERN

$259,000

ATTENTION INVESTORS!

• 4 Bedrooms + Study • 2 Bathrooms • Open plan with multiple living areas • Stainless steel appliances • Approx 1017m2 of land • 2 Car carport/garage

$599,000

2 ACRES – “BE SUSTAINABLE . . .” Here’s a private oasis on the road to Somers beach. Wind up the drive past an ornamental lake, spanned by a covered bridge to a family sized ranch in a natural garden setting. • 5 bedrooms + study

HASTINGS

• 2 bathrooms • Around 28 squares • Country kitchen • High vaulted ceilings • Estimated at over 200m2 of garages and workshops with separate entrance

Take advantage of the low interest rates and lower market prices before it is too late. • 3 Bedrooms • 1 Bathroom

CRIB POINT

• Undercover alfresco area • Neat and tidy block measuring approx 500m2 • Currently tenanted • Must give 24 hours notice prior to inspection

$480,000+

DISPLAY HOME QUALITY – REDUCED If you’ve ever walked through a beautiful display home and thought “I don’t want to build, wish I could just buy this, move in and unpack” then this is the home for you.

• 3 Bedrooms + Study • 2 Bathrooms • Multiple living areas • GHD and Evap cooling • Tinted double glaze windows • Approx 1300m2 • 2 car garage

BITTERN

$475,000-$485,000

HASTINGS

BITTERN BEAUTY!! Positioned close to all Bittern has to offer. • 3 Bedrooms • 2 Bathrooms • Modern open plan living • Air conditioning • Central heating

CRIB POINT

“LOCATION LOCATION!”

• Double lock up garage with remote • Stainless steel appliances with dishwasher • Large garage • Approx 701m2 • Short walk to the Bittern Shopping complex

$899,999

You can’t beat such a beautiful position, a leisurely stroll from the foreshore and marina and handy to the town centre. • 2 Bedrooms

HASTINGS

“OPPORTUNITY KNOCKING!! – 10 Units Approved” Ready set build! This centrally located development has current planning approval, eliminating all RISK, & saving time. It offers a variety of clever designs with space efficient floor plans;

$225,000

• 4x3 bedrooms, FES, 2 car • 4x3 bedrooms, 2 car • 2x2 bedrooms, 1 car • Existing 5 bedroom home • Excellent Holding income $450/wk

• 1 Bathroom • Open lounge with heat bank • Elec cooking • Single lock up garage • Single carport • Close to town centre

$295,000

WALKING DISTANCE TO TOWN When investing in real estate those in the know buy within walking distance to the centre of town. Located only minutes to the town centre of Hastings it will always be in demand from prospective tenants in the

future and looking at the long term options it would make a great site for two new townhouses STCA. • 3 bedrooms • 1 bathroom • Single car carport • Currently tenanted at $275 per week G5395570AA-dp19Sep

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HASTINGS 1/16 Douglas Street

3A

BITTERN

4A

BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW - BE THE FIRST TO INSPECT! Contemporary style new home only 200m to the foreshore. Featuring, its own street frontage, 2 living areas, massive kitchen & a remote control double lock up garage. Other notable features include landscaping, ducted heating, stainless steel appliances & a paved outdoor area. Contact Exclusive Agent PRICE $360,000 to $380,000 VIEW Saturday 1:00-2:00pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

This impressive 36sq residence on approx 2600sqmt allotment features cathedral ceilings throughout. The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2 w/ ensuite & W.I.R. Also featuring enormous kitchen w/ walk in pantry & all modern appliances, wood fire, gas ducted heating, exposed beams with cathedral ceilings & sun filled lead light sky lights. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE $665,000 VIEW Saturday 11:30-12:00pm AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

HASTINGS 2/16 Douglas Street

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HASTINGS 3/16 Douglas Street

3A

Contemporary style new home only 200m to the magnificent foreshore. Featuring, quality tiling & carpets, 2 living areas, massive kitchen & a remote control double lock up garage. Other notable features include landscaping, quality tiling & carpets, stainless steel appliances, ducted heating & a paved outdoor area. Contact Exclusive Agent PRICE $340,000 to $370,000 VIEW Saturday 1:00-2:00pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

New home only 200m to the foreshore, walk to High Street. Featuring, quality tiling & carpets, 2 living areas, massive kitchen & a remote control double lock up garage. Other notable features include landscaping, ducted heating, excellent quality tiling & carpetsfixtures & fittings, stainless steel appliances & a paved outdoor area. Contact Exclusive Agent PRICE $340,000 to $370,000 VIEW Saturday 1:00-2:00pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

TYABB 96 Denham Road

4A

CRIB POINT 64 Disney Street

3A

CHEAP ACREAGE. Large home on 4.3 acres of prime land! The home features 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms & 3 separate living areas. Also boasts a double carport, large machinery shed, 2x separate workshops & 3 well fenced paddocks. Also including combustion wood fire heater, spa bath, huge rumpus room & loads of storage! Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE Price on Application VIEW Saturday 12:00-12:30pm AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

3B 4C

This 3B/R home awaits your indulgence situated on a 1227m2 allotment w/ huge backyard. The home features 3 large bedrooms, master w/ FES & WIR, (main bathroom w/ spa,) great kitchen overlooking meals area plus a lovely lounge room w/ a wood combustion heater. Externally we have a lovely private yard, entertaining areas plus a workshop. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE $379,000 Negotiable VIEW Saturday 12:30-1:00pm AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

CRIB POINT 26 Orotava Street

3A

SOMERVILLE 21 Forest Drive

4A

This light filled home boasts 3 B/R’s; master with ensuite & W.I.R. The formal lounge & meals area adjoins the large revamped kitchen that has all the modern appliances. Sliding door leads to the covered deck entertaining area. Outside boasts a 8x5 garage with power, concrete & water tank. All this on approx 800sqmt allotment. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE $369,000 Negotiable VIEW By Appointment AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 4C

This 3 B/R plus study home is well suited for the growing family. The home boasts a D/B garage URL plus a workshop at the rear of the block. The home has 3 spacious B/R’s all with BIR’s, master with WIR & ensuite. Kitchen adjoins family/meals room, large study & a large lounge room completes the package. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE $359,000 Negotiable VIEW By Appointment AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 6C

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3A

This modern home is as big as a house, displaying neutral tones throughout, high ceilings; gas ducted heating, split system aircon & a DLUG with internal access & rear roller door. A well appointed kitchen w/ quality stainless steel appliances, plus private courtyard and master bedroom w/ W.I.R. Contact Exclusive Agent.

1B 3C

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EXPRESS SALE By Appointment Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

LAND FOR SALE BITTERN 407m2 All Services $180,000 BITTERN 473m2 All Services $180,000 BITTERN 468m2 All Services $180,000 HASTINGS 836m2 All Services $255,500 TYABB 1210m2 All Services $329,500 HASTINGS 630m2 Sea Views Offers Over $350,000 TYABB 3000m2 All Services From $399,000 Contact us for a more extensive list 5979 3555

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BITTERN

3A

This stunning 2 bedroom executive residence has its own street frontage & 3 car spaces. Comprises a large lounge room, family dining room & modern kitchen w/ stainless steel appliances. Double grand master bedroom w/ triple B.I.R’s. Main bathroom features gleaming finishes. Gas ducted heating, ceiling fans & single lock up garage w/ side access. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE Offers Over $300,000 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Kerry-Lee Marshall 0408 363 686 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

1B 3C

PRICE REDUCTION! Development site or an affordable home on a 700 sqmt (approx) allotment! The home boasts a recent renovated kitchen, spacious lounge area, 3 generous size bedrooms, all with B.I.R’s. Outside has a decked outdoor area, side verandah under roofline & a large double garage with power & concrete. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE $290,000 Plus VIEW By Appointment AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

1B 2C

HASTINGS Salmon Street

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HASTINGS High Street

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Lock up shop of approx 82m² w/ painted walls & floating plaster ceiling throughout, Invalid W.C., sink & hot water service to rear. Ready for occupation on a + GST basis. Net return for similar properties in this building are in excess of 6% & a depreciation schedule is also available. Title to 2 spaces in secure underground car park also included. PRICE $279,500 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Exclusive Agent Chris Watt 0417 588 321 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

0B 2C

Lock up shop with sizes ranging from 79m² to 87m² w/ painted walls and floating plaster ceiling throughout, invalid W.C., sink & hot water service to rear. Title to 2 spaces in secure underground car park also included. Depreciation schedule available. Also available for lease with option to purchase subject to negotiation. Price is + GST if unoccupied. PRICE $269,500 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Exclusive Agent Chris Watt 0417 588 321 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

0B 2C

BITTERN

4A

On entering this 4 B/R home you will be captivated by the spaciousness; both dining & family area looks out onto the covered outdoor entertaining! All bedrooms are large and all have B.I.R’s, master has W.I.R & full ensuite. The sealed driveway leads to the remote controlled double garage. This home is as new & is still under builder’s warranty. Contact Exclusive Agent. PRICE Offers Over $455,000 VIEW By Appointment AGENT Wilma Green 0407 833 996 OFFICE 2100 Frankston-Flinders Road Hastings 5979 3555

2B 2C

PROPERTY QUOTE OF THE WEEK

When there wasn’t any money involved,

for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen

for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.

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Beautiful, inside and out n a private court-like setting, this attractive brick veneer residence is surrounded by established gardens. The three-bedroom house backs onto the Rosebud Country Club golf course, and has a long meandering, paved driveway leading to the front door and double garage. Beautifully maintained throughout, the house has a main bedroom with a full en suite and walk-in wardrobe. An open fireplace warms the formal lounge room, giving it a cosy ambience. The house also has reverse-cycle airconditioning. The formal dining room will easily

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26 Wedgewood Drive, Rosebud Private sale Price: $740,000 Agent: David Short Rosebud, 5986 8188

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Spring is here! And so are our buyers. Call Shane Fox on 0408 27 23 25 or email shane.fox@raywhite.com

He “will” bring buyers to your door! Ray White Rosebud If your property is exclusively listed with another agent, please disregard this notice.

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Register your interest now or you may miss out. Less than 800m to the beach, experience peerless design, flawless finishes and a swag of contemporary creature comforts with your choice of four brand new 3BR executive townhouses in the heart of Rosebud. Each features a private alfresco courtyard, viewing balcony, stunning designer-inspired kitchen, guests’ powder room and remote double garage.

$495,000 - $555,000 Shane Fox 0408 272 325 5986 4900 raywhiterosebud.com.au Rosebud, 1131-1135 Point Nepean Road

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5986 8188 45 Years on the Peninsula www.davidshort.com.au ROSEBUD

$449,500

“4” BDRM FAMILY HOME

45 Denholm Street, Rosebud Well presented 4BR, two storey home within walking distance to schools. Downstairs: Tiled entry area, lounge, dining area - ducted gas heating. Well fitted Tasmanian Oak timber kitchen cupboards, gas oven & dishwasher. Second lounge room with BI bar - opens onto paved BBQ area with shade sails. 1st bedrm & bathroom. Separate toilet & large laundry. Upstairs: Main bedrm, 3rd & 4th bedrms along with 2nd bathrm & toilet. Together with gas ducted heating, dble carport and gge & water tank. Terraced backyard.

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Heres your opportunity to be first to holiday & first to invest in this classic 3BR beachside cottage thats just an easy stroll to the beach or Rosebud Plaza. This vertical weatherboard home has split system heat/ cool & solid fuel wood heater. Rear storage shed.

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Situated in off Dromana Pde, this attractive 3BR home is on a 621sqm block. Features: Formal entry, formal lounge, duct heating & evap cooling. Main bedrm - WIR & ensuite. Well fitted kitchen, meals area & family room. Together with single garage.

PRICED TO SELL!! This 2BR brick and shadowline home on lovely secluded treed block has ‘new’ carpets to the open plan lounge, dining area. ‘As new’ gas stove, gas heating and HWS. Also provided is large dble garage & drive-thru carport.

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45 Sandy Road, Rosebud Situated quiet country road this rural property is ideal for the horse enthusiast. Features: 5 stables . Machinery shed. Garage/workshop. 13 paddocks with electric fencing and spring water to each paddock. The brick veneer residence comprises: three bedrooms, ensuite to main. Open plan living area - Coonara wood heater. Well fitted kitchen. Formal lounge/dining room - opens onto BBQ area. Second bathroom toilet and laundry. Together with fernery, single garage and verandah.

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An opportunity exists to join our team in Hasting as a machinery sales person. With the support of an experienced team you will be responsible for the sales of a wide range of machinery, parts and implements throughout our allocated trading area. You will report directly to the dealer principal duties will include implementing sales and marketing plans, developing customer relations and the sales and installation of machinery. As a major supplier in our area with over 20 years of experience we will assist with product training to make you the best in your field, you will require a positive attitude, work well within a team and enjoy selling and dealing with customers. A suitable rumen ration package will be discussed at interview level.

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PICTURE: GARY SISSONS

Stonecats celebrate Frankston YCW pair Dylan Hoare and Brad Ulms celebrate a goal in their victory over Karingal in Sunday’s Peninsula League preliminary final. The Stonecats will now clash with Mt Eliza in Sunday’s grand final at Frankston Park.

BY ROY WARD THE best teams in Australian basketball will play in south-east Melbourne from this Thursday night. Both the National Basketball League and Women’s National Basketball League will play their preseason tournaments at Dandenong Basketball Stadium from Thursday until Sunday. China’s development side, known as China B, will also play in the WNBL tournament. Basketball Australia officials are touting the event as the first time the two leagues have combined their preseason tournaments at the one location. The NBL tournament begins on Thursday night with games each night up until Saturday. The WNBL tournament begins a night later on Friday, and on each night until Sunday. Dandenong Basketball Association chief executive Graeme Allen said the tournaments would be fantastic for Dandenong and for Victorian basketball.

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‘‘It’s becoming a regular occurrence to have these major events at Dandenong Stadium,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s a great opportunity to see our elite basketball players on court at the same time. ‘‘All the NBL and WNBL clubs will be playing in one place on the one night. You will have four courts going with plenty of games.’’ NBL clubs are expected to field full or nearly full sides. Melbourne Tigers will play Cairns on Thursday at 7.30pm; Perth on Friday at 8pm, with final round matches on Saturday night decided by ladder position. Dandenong Rangers WNBL side will play Canberra on Friday at 8pm; Adelaide on Saturday at 6pm, with ladder position deciding their final round match on Sunday afternoon. For tickets to the preseason tournament, call Dandenong Basketball Association on 9734 7192 or go to dandenongbasketball .com.au for more information.


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Civic hybrid is clean and green Ewan Kennedy road tests Honda’s petrol-electric winner onda brought the first mass-produced hybrid to Australia early in 2001. The Honda Insight was something out of the ordinary, not only in its petrol-electric powertrain but also in its radical styling. Hindsight says Insight didn’t make a lot of sense in our somewhat conservative market and sales were slow. Its $50,000 price tag didn’t help either. You could get into a mid-range Honda Civic for less than half of that. Honda quickly learned its lesson so from 2004 began to import Civic hybrids rather than Insights. These have been moderately successful in the sales race over the years. With the new-model Civic hybrid for 2012, Honda is making a strong sales and marketing push. It gave several motoring journalists the opportunity to live with a Civic hybrid for six months. We are halfway through that period and are thoroughly enjoying the experience. Major changes have been made to the electric motor and it’s now powered by a lithium-ion battery in place of the nickel-metal-hydride of the

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previous model. This gives the Civic hybrid added torque off the line and it has plenty of performance for day-to-day driving. Having covered almost 2000 kilometres to date, we have found the Honda Civic hybrid using fuel in the range of 5.6 to 6.2 litres per hundred kilometres in commuter driving in town. This can be pulled down to the high fours on motorways. A mixture of city and country driving usually had the fuel meter sitting in the low to mid fives. Owners of turbo-diesel cars will point out that they can achieve similarly low fuel figures. However, diesels put out significantly more CO2 than petrol-hybrids. The Honda Civic hybrid is rated at 104 grams per kilometre in the Green Vehicle Guide, whereas diesel cars of this size typically push out 150 to 160 grams — a huge difference. The Civic hybrid loses a little boot space to house its battery. Prices start at $35,990, not including government or dealer delivery charges.

Sales push: Smart design means the 2012 Honda Civic hybrid sedan doesn’t scream out that it’s different.

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Sorrento gets over the line in nail-biter BY MORGAN COLE SORRENTO has won its third straight flag with an emotional twopoint victory over Dromana in its MPNFL Nepean League grand final at Frankston Park on Saturday. The lead-up to the match was shadowed by the tragic death of former Sorrento junior and Port Adelaide player John McCarthy. A minute’s silence was held before the game to honour his memory. Sharks midfielder Leigh Treeby was named best afield with the former Woodville West-Torrens gun earning the praise of coach Nick Claringbold. ‘‘Leigh Treeby’s four-quarter effort was just phenomenal,’’ Claringbold said. Dromana came out baring its claws and keen to break a 41-year premiership drought and took full advantage of a slow-starting Sorrento. The Tigers were on the front foot early, choking any attempt by the Sharks to move the ball past half forward, defender Adam Hunter not allowing any free movement. The Tigers’ forward half was busy early with Paul Minchington and Anthony Bruhn making the most of their opportunities, Bruhn getting two of his three in the first term. The Sharks made up some ground in the second quarter with Dalton Sanderson doing his best to keep the Sharks in touch, but the Tigers held sway taking a 16-point buffer into the main break. The midfield battle was an arm wrestle. Liam Hogan and Damon Lawrence fought it out for the Tigers while Treeby worked tirelessly. The momentum changed hands when the Sharks’ playing coach Troy Schwarze made his way into the centre. The former St Kilda defender gave the Sharks a strong edge in the middle. ‘‘Troy going into the middle in the

Champions: Sorrento celebrates its third straight Nepean League premiership Picture: Rob Carew on Saturday. second half was pivotal,’’ Claringbold said. Sorrento surged in the final term, getting two quick goals through ruckman Scott Cameron and Leigh Poholke as the Sharks threatened to take complete control. Unwilling to lie down, Dromana countered with forward Toby Banks willing his side back into the contest with an inspirational goal. The defining moment came through Sorrento midfielder Daniel Grant, who kicked the match-winning goal. The vice-captain remained composed despite the intense pressure. Dromana coach Gavin Artico was devastated with the 10.13 (73) to 10.11 (71) loss but lauded his team’s work to make their way into the grand final and challenge the Sharks, who have dominated the past five years. ‘‘Sorrento are a quality side, so we knew it was always going to be a test,’’ Artico said. ‘‘It got down to being one of those games where in the wash-up you hope you’re in front, and unfortunately we weren’t.’’

■ Frankston Bombers defeated Somerville 11.6 (72) to 7.10 (52) in the Nepean League reserves grand final on Saturday. The Bombers’ victory was set up by the dominance of Harley Mclenaghan, Shannon Campbell and Travis Reints. Nick Brown and Ben Crowe were the best for Somerville. As is often the case, the Bombers made their move in the third term with 3.0 to an inaccurate 1.4, extending their margin to 20 points by the final change. Somerville’s under-18 team brought some cheer to the club with a 15.14 (104) to 10.5 (65) defeat of Red Hill in the final of the under-18s. Somerville blew the match apart with a five-goal second term to take a 19-point lead into half-time. Red Hill rallied in the the third to trail by just three points at the final change but were overrun in the last quarter.

For more pictures from the MPNFL Nepean League grand final, visit peninsulaweekly.com.au

Boom recruit: Best-on-ground Leigh Treeby marks in front of a Dromana opponent.

Determined Stonecats hold off Bulls to keep hopes alive FRANKSTON YCW has held off a spirited Karingal, winning by 25 points in their MPNFL Peninsula League preliminary final at Frankston Park on Sunday. The Stonecats now advance into the grand final to defend their title against a revitalised Mt Eliza, which managed only two wins last year. The Stonecats kept a firm grip on the game for most of the day, the Bulls being forced to play catch-up after a slow start left them 28 points down at the first change. The Bulls forced their way back into the game but Frankston YCW made them earn every shot [ 46 ] WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE

at goal, Bulls forward Chris Hay doing what he does best booting five majors to finish his season on 96. Frankston YCW coach Tony Barry lauded Karingal’s work rate, the Bulls being unwilling to lie down at any stage of the match. ‘‘We kept them at bay but I love the way they go about their footy,’’ Barry said. ‘‘You can’t afford to let them play their running game.’’ Ash Eames was pivotal in the win. The Stonecats’ big man kept control of the ruck all day with midfielders Ben Tellis and Adrian McIntyre

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making good use of his handiwork. Duncan Proud was a pillar of strength for Karingal, the key backman not allowing any easy scores from the multi-pronged Stonecats forward line, while providing plenty of run. Frankston YCW appeared to have all of the answers going into the final term, Karingal being held at arm’s length. David Hirst and Bevan Malloy pushed hard to bring the Bulls back into the contest with Chris Hay getting a couple of late goals. However, Frankston YCW forward Brad Ulms and Ben Tellis had other ideas, the pair creating

two quick goals to extinguish the Bulls’ hopes of consecutive grand final appearances. Frankston YCW will be searching for its third straight flag against Mt Eliza on Saturday after suffering a heavy defeat at the hands of the Redlegs in the semi-finals. ‘‘The boys were pretty committed to getting another go at Mt Eliza,’’ Barry said. ‘‘We just need to make sure that we are right mentally and physically.’’ For pictures from the preliminary final, visit peninsulaweekly.com.au


Late blitz lifts Tigers

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New sprint star bursts onto scene BEL Sprinter showed he is shaping as one of the stars of the spring carnival after an impressive first-up victory in the group 3 Mitty’s McEwen Stakes at Moonee Valley on Saturday. With the four finalists in the Australian Champion Sprinter Award absent from the coming carnival, there is a vacancy for a new sprint star. Training by Mornington’s Jason Warren, Bel Sprinter has been plagued by injury and bad luck after missing the start in two group 1 races last year. The five year old has recently battled a foot abscess. “It’s tough bringing horses back from little setbacks. It’s been one small thing after another, not one big thing. It’s just a big relief,” an emotional Warren said. Importantly for Warren and punters who backed the

horse into $2.90, the five year old began cleanly and to the surprise of many settled second, well in front of $2.80 favourite Golden Archer. Claiming the leader Snitzem upon straightening, Bel Sprinter surged to the line to win in 57.32 seconds — just one-tenth of a second outside Miss Andretti’s track record. The ever-consistent Platelet ($15) was a half-length back in second, with Snitzem ($26) holding on bravely for third after setting the fast tempo. “All the work we’ve done on the horse, improving his manners more than anything, that’s worked. It’s just a big thrill,” Warren said. Winning jockey Ben Melham said the clean getaway was important and allowed the horse — who remains

unbeaten in four first up appearances — to show his true colours. “He’s a horse with a good cruising speed and he can sustain it,” he said. Warren declared the group 1 $750,000 Sportingbet Manikato Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley on Friday night, October 26 as the horse’s primary spring target. “It’s been my goal all the way through. Moonee Valley suits him,” he said. Warren will use the group 2 $220,000 Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington on October 6 as his stepping stone to the Manikato despite stating the horse’s dislike for the straight track. The victory was the trainer and rider’s first in the McEwen Stakes, which was first run in 1996.

PICTURE: DARYL GORDON

SOUTH Mornington had a come-from-behind 15-point victory over Swinburne University in its Victorian Amateur Football Association division 4 grand final at W A Scammell Reserve on Saturday. This is the Tigers’ first VAFA premiership and they have been promoted to division 3 for next season. The Tigers got off to a sluggish start, with Swinburne making all the play and South Mornington struggling to find any fluency. The turning point came late in the third term through forward Kyle Gascoigne, who set the game alight with three goals, all coming in the final few minutes of the quarter. The Tigers took advantage of the momentum swing in the last term, piling on seven majors to run over the top of Swinburne by a score of 14.17 (101) to 13.8 (86). Jesse Albrecht closed out his solid season in front of goal finishing with four majors. Gascoigne finished with three in a close to best on ground performance. Defender Michael Clark was instrumental in keeping the Tigers alive all day and was rewarded with being named best on ground. The South Mornington reserves went down to Swinburne University by 10 points earlier in the day.

Easy does it The David Hayes-trained Manila Jewel charges to victory in the $35,000 Le Pine Funerals Handicap (2000m) at Mornington last Wednesday. Manila Jewel proved too strong for Robbie Griffiths’ Galivant and Bruce and Jean Purcell’s My Thriller. Mornington will hold its next meet on September 29 — AFL grand final day.

— Morgan Cole

New coach to steer Waves championship team

New face: Peninsula Waves’ new coach Claire Houben, right, with under-19s coach Shelley Haynes and outgoing championship coach Robynn Pym.

PENINSULA Waves have appointed Claire Houben as their championship coach for next season. Houben takes over from Robynn Pym, who stood down after guiding the Waves to their first top-flight Victorian Netball League finals series last season. Houben coached the Waves’ division 1 team last season and has more than 25 years’ experience in coaching, with stints at association, region, state league and state levels. Before coaching at the Waves, Houben coached Wangaratta in the Ovens and Murray League and the league under-17 representative team. ‘‘I’m really looking forward to next season, to be honest,’’ she said. ‘‘We have a lot of depth at Waves now and we had a very good season.’’ The Waves are expected to have a similar team,

with the club deep in negotiations with import Mwai Kumwenda to return for a third year. Emma and Kellie Somerville are weighing up their futures and are yet to commit to the club for next season. ‘‘My goal is to definitely build on where Robynn left off — it’s unfortunate that she had to leave,’’ Houben said. ‘‘I will have the same championship assistants [Steve Murray and Meagan Dell], so it should all be similar. ‘‘I think the Somervilles struggled a bit with the travel and their study commitments.’’ The Waves kicked off their selection trials on Sunday and the championship, division 1 and under-19 teams will be chosen over the next fortnight. ‘‘After today I should have a better idea of what the teams will be like,’’ Houben said. ‘‘The main group should be there again.’’

The Waves also announced Maxine Wauchope would be continuing in her role as Waves’ head coach, overseeing the entire coaching structure and providing mentoring and guidance when required. Fitness coach Nathan Bonney has also been signed up for a second season after impressing in his first year in the job. The Waves’ division 1 team will be co-coached by Jessica Whitfort, who coached the division 1 team in 2011 to its first finals appearance before having a season off in 2012. Her coaching partner is yet to be announced but former South Australian player Wendy Frost has agreed to a part-time specialist coaching role with the division 1 team. The under-19 team will again be coached by Shelley Haynes, with Kaye Tomlinson to be a specialist coach for next season.

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