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Regulator puts lid on water prices draft water plan 2013-18 had forecast. “As a result of these lower costs, the ESC has recommended we limit price rises over the next five years to around 0.8 per cent plus inflation a year for an average residential customer.’’ “It has recommended some changes to capital spending and operating costs, and we are now going through the detail of this to understand exactly what it will mean for our future plans.” He said the commission had approved some of Western Water’s water plan. ‘‘The ESC recommendations approve Western Water’s plans for tiered water use pricing and fixed sewerage tariffs but suggest some changes to proposed price rises.’’ Mr Brennan said customers should remember these figures were not final and may change when the ESC prepares its final determination.

Commission chairman Ron BenDavid said the commission had identified potential reductions. “On the basis of the savings we have identified, typical household bills will increase by about $100 less than is proposed by the water businesses. “Besides ensuring all water businesses have measures in place to support customers who may have difficulty paying their bills, the commission proposes to allow an additional $5 million in 2013–14 for metropolitan retailers to assist low income and vulnerable customers to manage the impact of the proposed price increases.’’ The ESC will hand down its final decision in June.

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PROPOSED water bill increases by Western Water have been knocked back by the Essential Services Commission. Released last week, the Price Review 2013: Greater Metropolitan Water Businesses Draft Decision proposes a lesser rise in tariffs than the ones proposed by Melbourne’s four water companies, including Western Water. The Western Water catchment area includes Sunbury, Macedon Ranges, Moorabool and Melton. In December, Western Water proposed that its bills would rise by 6.2 per cent a year for the next five years. At the time Western Water said the average yearly water bill was expected to increase from $942 in 2012-13 to

$1275 in 2017-18. In the commission’s report it said that under Western Water’s plan, yearly bills for owneroccupiers would rise from $991 in 2012-13 to $1356 in 2017-18. Under the draft proposal, water bills will increase by a total of $42 between 2012-13 and 2017-18. Those renting will also save over $100 under the commissions draft’s decision, with average yearly bills set to be $328. Under Western Water’s plan those renting would see their bills rise from $280 in 2012-13 to $436 in 2017-18. Western Water managing director Neil Brennan said the commission had found lower costs for water should be passed onto customers. ‘‘The ESC’s draft determination suggests Western Water will not need to pay as much tax or as much for water supplied by Melbourne Water as the

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Keeping year 9 students interested in science class is a hard thing to do. So Sunbury College science teacher Adrian Daniell decided to use rockets, an idea that literally took off throughout last week. Dr Daniell said the rockets helped students study chemical reactions by making tiny solid fuel rockets from scratch, with all the materials coming from the school. The mini rockets are capable of travelling up to 80 metres in the air.

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INBRIEF Thieves raid canteen Thieves have stolen more than $5000 of equipment and stock from the Diggers Rest Junior Football Club. The club’s Michelle Ryan said the thieves forced their way in by chiselling the lock off a door, then stole canteen stock, first-aid kits and game-day equipment including stretchers. Police are still investigating.

Memorial gates get a makeover The site of the Riddells Creek memorial gates will be restored with an $8550 state government grant. The project will see the installation of seats, plaques and landscaping for people attending commemorative services. Communities and RSL clubs in Victoria been given more than $170,000 from the state government’s restoring community war memorial grants program.

Road shoulders sealed Safety improvements will be made to the KynetonTrentham Road. The work will include sealing shoulders and installing signs and guard fences. Reduced speed limits are in effect and motorists should expect delays. Work is expected to be finished by July.

Lights extend bowls club play Woodend Bowling Club will be able to hold night bowls and district competitions thanks to a $61,984 state government grant. The money will help to install lighting on the new synthetic bowling green so night competitions can be held. The club will contribute $30,991. Also in Kyneton, a $60,000 state grant for the Kyneton United Cricket Club will be used to relocate the existing cricket nets at Barkley Square to the Kyneton Showgrounds. The cricket club wants to make Kyneton showgrounds its permanent home. It’s divided between the two grounds, using the practice nets at Barkley Square and playing matches at the showgrounds.

Market a Mother’s Day aid The Sunbury Rotary family market and car boot sale is on Saturday. It includes a range of stalls offering picture-framing, giftware, jewellery and cards, collectible toys and woodwork. Sites are still available. The market is at the Community Centre, Elizabeth Drive, from 9am. More details: 0400 907 793.

BY TARA MURRAY SUNBURY and Macedon Ranges residents are waiting more than 15 minutes for an ambulance, new figures show. The figures, released by the state opposition under Freedom of Information, show that every ambulance station in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges did not meet the 15-minute target set for code 1 calls in the second half of 2012. Romsey had the longest waiting time, with the average wait for code 1 calls 19.50 minutes from July to December last year. This is up from 2009-10, when the waiting time was 19.20. Kyneton residents were waiting on average 17.05 minutes, up from 16.05 in 2009-10. Sunbury residents had the biggest increase in waiting times with the Sunbury unit’s waiting time 16.03 minutes, up from 12.05 in 2009-12,

and Jackson Creek’s increasing from 10.55 to 15.43 over the same period. Waiting times in Woodend and Gisborne dropped, with Woodend’s response time falling from 16.50 minutes to 16.25 and Gisborne’s from 16 minutes to 15.30. Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews said the documents show why one in four ambulances failed to meet the government’s target of responding to life-threatening or code 1 emergencies within 15 minutes. “Before the last election, the Coalition said Victorians deserve the highest quality ambulance services and have the right to expect timely responses during emergencies,” Mr Andrews said. “However, under Mr [Denis] Napthine, the number of ambulances arriving at the scene of a life-threatening emergency within 15 minutes has dropped to 74.8 per cent, a blow-out

of almost 6 per cent since 2010.’’ Although the figures show increased waiting times, the state government says the data is inaccurate. Government spokeswoman Justine Sywak said the figures didn’t give a clear indication of waiting times. ‘‘Labor was being deceitful by comparing full year figures with only six months of data, which fails to take into account pressure and seasonal impacts on the system at different times of the year and population growth. ‘‘Mr Andrews’ comments are nothing but hypocritical and as he well knows, the recent 2010 auditor-general’s report was highly critical of Labor for the crisis it created in the ambulance service, which he oversaw as health minister.’’ She said while there were increases in growth areas, she expected a drop in figures after upgrades to ambulance stations such as Sunbury.

Customers in dark as bank shuts doors SUNBURY residents have voiced their frustrations at the impending closure of MECU bank. On April 18, customers received a letter from the bank’s management that it would close on June 28 due to falling numbers. Customer Bev Phillips said she was shocked at the decision as there was no consultation. ‘‘It’s a membership bank and there was no consultation, just a letter saying it was closing,’’ Ms Phillips said. ‘‘They gave us a number to contact and they basically said bad luck it’s closing. ‘‘We were told when MECU took over the bank from Regional 1 in 2009 there would be no branch

Unhappy customers: Bryan Lockwood, Helen Davis, Francis Tickle, Joy Crossley and Bev Phillips don’t want the MECU bank to close. Picture: Paul Rovere closures, but now this is happening.’’ She said many people were unaware of the changes and others had started closing their accounts. The nearest branch is at Watergardens. ‘‘I spent a bit of time

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people. A few people had not even received a letter and were totally unaware of the impending closure. ‘‘Business people had said they would not go to Watergardens as they could not afford to close their business for that amount of time.’’ MECU’S general manager of lending and personal banking John Yardley said the bank expected some customers to go elsewhere. ‘‘Part of the agreement at the time [when we took over Regional 1] was there would be no closures. It was never an ongoing agreement and that was over three years ago. ‘‘It’s always tough and we cannot have a branch in every corner. We tried really hard with the Sunbury branch, but have never been able to get the numbers.’’ He said that customers could have been consulted, but it would have caused more uncertainty as the situation could not have been rectified.

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Tidy sum for school spruce-up BY ANGELA VALENTE AND TARA MURRAY A BACKLOG of maintenance works will be fixed at Macedon Ranges and Sunbury schools with a share in $2.5 million in funding announced for 10 schools in the region. The state government funding was announced in February, but a list of the 10 schools was revealed only last week. Kyneton Secondary College is the biggest winner in the Ranges, with an injection of more than $600,000 for maintenance works. Sunbury Primary School attracted $497,000, the biggest allocation of funds for the town. A long and hard campaign for funding at Woodend Primary School has paid off with $300,000 to replace a dilapidated portable music room, fix painting, guttering and rotting external timber. The Weekly has previously highlighted the poor condition of the school. Parent Rebecca Colless, who was on the school council last year, said it ‘‘lobbied hard’’ by sending emails and photos of the decaying school to politicians and circulating a petition. ‘‘This isn’t a special gift or a new grant. It’s the money owed to the school for a long time,’’ she said. ‘‘It is the government’s responsibility to maintain our public schools in a safe and presentable condition, in a timely fashion. I can’t congratulate the government for doing their job, when we have had to nag them to do it.’’ Principal Andy Kozak welcomed the funding but said that several areas throughout the school were below the ‘fair condition threshold’ the government had set. ‘‘It’s a start but we need much more.

We’ve been told these buildings and site infrastructure would be considered in programs for funding in future years.’’ The Coalition government said it would repair, rebuild or replace every government school building in poor condition with the $51.5 million statewide investment. Education Minister Martin Dixon visited Gisborne and Kyneton Secondary Colleges and Woodend and Romsey primary schools on Wednesday. Northern Victoria MP Donna Petrovich said she was ‘‘proud to be

part of a government that takes education seriously and is willing to make practical investments into our education system’’. Sunbury College principal Stephen Smith said the $363,000 funding for his school was a start. ‘‘The money is definitely welcomed and we are happy they have acknowledged the school needs it. ‘‘Perhaps there are some issues that need to be looked at first. We need to replace some buildings.’’ The school’s science building, which is about 40 years old, has uneven

Back to school: Woodend Primary School principal Andy Kozak and grade 2-3 pupils with Martin Dixon and Donna Petrovich. Picture: Paul Rovere cipal Joanne Nolan said $21,000 of the total funding was earmarked for the Bullengarook campus. ‘‘We are so thrilled that we will be able to address these maintenance issues. ‘‘I haven’t been able to wipe the smile off my face since we were notified of the outcome and I can’t wait to share the news with our school community.’’

floors and the windows are glued shut. ‘‘I’m not sure if it’s going to the science wing, which is what I would have wanted it to go to. ‘‘We have the chance to negotiate with the government and think there are some more pressing needs, like the science wing.’’ Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Specialist School will get $416,000 to fix the ageing Sunbury campus. Prin-

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Kevin, Ethan, Matt, Marcus and Michael were a picture of class ahead of the Sunbury Downs College debutante ball last Friday. The boys were among 33 young couples who stepped onto the dance floor. ‘‘We’re pretty excited,’’ year 11 student Michael said in the lead-up to the night. ‘‘We have had rehearsals since last term. They have been pretty easy to get down pat, though there were some people who stepped on feet at the start.’’

GROWING tourism is a high priority in the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges Regional Tourism Board’s five-year roadmap. The strategic paper, which guides tourism across the region, was developed with help from Macedon Ranges, Hepburn, Moorabool and Hume councils, residents and tourism operators. Tourism board chief executive Kerry I’Anson said the industry needed to be protected and grown. ‘‘Tourism is still growing and we have different rates of growth. We have seen steady growth in leisure-based tourism and what we call visiting friends and relatives.’’ Daylesford and Macedon Ranges tourism attracts more than three million visitors a year. Leisure-based tourism makes up about 38 per cent of all visitors to the region. Leisure visitors are those who arrive for relaxation and holidays for the day or overnight. ‘‘Visiting friends and relatives’ tourism makes up 40 per cent of visitors and are hosted privately,’’ Ms I’Anson said.

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‘‘Residents spend extra money to support their visitors. We need more people to be coming here, we need them to be staying longer and spending more. ‘‘We’re building the tourism industry to not only attract people to come here, but support them. We need to make sure that businesses are meeting the current consumer trends.’’ The plan states that Daylesford-Macedon Ranges is most recognised for its spa and wellbeing experiences. It is celebrated for its natural spring water, gourmet food, boutique wines, accommodation and natural trails and parks. The tourism board’s chairman, Noel Harvey, said a goal was to continue maintaining the region’s position as Australia’s leading spa and wellbeing destination. ‘‘We appreciate that spa experiences may not resonate across the entire region which is why we are increasing the emphasis on the naturally rejuvenating wellbeing experiences and offerings that can be found throughout the region.’’ Tourism provides employment for about 7 per cent of the regional workforce.

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Thousands remember in dawn’s chill BY TARA MURRAY AN estimated 4000 people turned out at the Mt Macedon Anzac Day dawn service last Thursday to remember conflict and sacrifice. Event chairman and Vietnam veteran Frank Donovan said there had been overwhelming support for the day, with attendance rising more than 50 per cent. ‘‘In a moving service, the school captains from Gisborne Secondary and Braemar College read correspondence and reflections from the First and Second World Wars and from the current Afghanistan conflict. ‘‘To mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, often dubbed ‘the forgotten war’, 340 roses were placed at the base of the Memorial Cross in memory of the number of Australian dead.’’ Dr Donovan said more than 30 organisations helped with the service, including schools, emergency services and RSL clubs from across the shire. “We want the greatest possible community participation in this important regional commemorative service. “It all adds up to a tremendous community effort and all should be congratulated.’’ He said organisers would look at expanding

‘It all adds up to a tremendous community effort and all should be congratulated.’ — Frank Donovan the free bus service that was on trial this year. “We will continue to examine ways in which we can improve access to the venue for patrons via the only access road, Cameron Drive. ‘‘These include increasing the number of free buses and telecasting the service into venues across the Macedon Ranges.’’ Crowds also flocked to Sunbury, where the attendance was a record. Sunbury RSL president Graeme Williams said more than 2000 people attended the march and service, including local community groups and schools. ‘‘One person commented that when the march was going down the street to the cenotaph, it looked like an army. It was one of the biggest marches we have had.’’ He said support from the community had been amazing and the branch raised more than $33,000 in the lead-up to the day. For more Mt Macedon service pictures, go to macedonrangesweekly.com.au

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They’ve been called every bad word known to man and are often the scapegoat when things don’t go a fan’s way. But for a chosen few, football umpiring is a passion. Stephanie Zevenbergen hears the stories from on and off the field

t’s 2005 at the MCG and Essendon is getting ready to take on Hawthorn. First-time AFL field umpire Troy Pannell is standing in front of 70,000 screaming fans. To say there are butterflies in his stomach is an understatement. He’s never been more nervous in his life. Then, with the blow of a whistle, the game begins and the rest, as they say, is history. Fast forward seven years and Pannell, 36, is taking umpiring in his stride. The Mount Macedon local is now umpiring one AFL match a week and has his sights set on one day umpiring the grand final. It started off 22 years ago as a way to make some extra money, but now AFL umpiring has turned into a passion for Pannell. ‘‘I played junior footy like every other kid,’’ he says. ‘‘We lost four grand finals in a row and I had enough. ‘‘The lure of making some pocket money on the weekends sort of appealed, so I stayed in the game that way. ‘‘Now I’m an elite decision-maker in Australia’s greatest game. There’s only 32 guys around Australia every year that get contracted by the AFL to umpire, so to be in that elite panel at the top level is awesome.’’ It’s not for the faint-hearted or people without a thick skin. Pannell knows copping flak from fans and players comes with the territory. But he tries not to listen to it. ‘‘I just tune it out,’’ he says. ‘‘From a spectator’s point of view you don’t really hear it, you hear a roar and that’s it. You can’t really hear the odd comment or two because there’s too many people around. ‘‘Even when I started I copped abuse from kids’ parents and it’s a shame because that’s still going on and that’s why we lose umpires.’’ In his 22 years of umpiring, Pannell has gone from strength to strength but admits he can still make an error in judgment here and there. ‘‘When you blow the whistle and you make a call you generally know at the time when you’ve made a mistake, but you can’t do anything about it. ‘‘You can’t stop it. Once it’s paid it’s paid and that’s it.

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‘‘There’s always going to be mistakes, human error says that. You might not be in the right position, you might have your vision blocked by a player in front of you ... it’s about minimising the mistakes. ‘‘When it’s a major and obvious error that’s when the spotlight comes on us and that’s what we don’t want.’’ Fortunately, there have been many highs throughout his career – in fact, Pannell almost finds it difficult to recall one moment that stood out the most. But umpiring a final last September was a once-in-alifetime opportunity. ‘‘That’s probably the standout. I’ve done a lot of big Friday night games, which have probably been a better game of football, but being recognised as being at the top of our panel and getting a final last year was a highlight.’’

Like Pannell, Aaron Tucker of Bacchus Marsh umpired his first football match in his late teens. Asked by a high school teacher in Geelong if he wanted to umpire, Tucker obliged and has been doing it ever since. Now a goal umpire in the Ballarat Football League, Tucker enjoys hearing the alarm early on a Saturday morning alerting him to another day on the field. He says it takes a certain type of person to be an umpire, one who knows the right way to tackle an issue. ‘‘I think you need to be a good communicator,’’ says Tucker, ‘‘because you have to deal with the players and the players don’t always do what you want them to do, but you don’t want to talk down to them. ‘‘You’ve also got to enjoy the game. You’ve got to understand the game.’’ Like all umpires, Tucker deals with the onslaught of abuse that’s often screamed at him by spectators. But that doesn’t deter him. ‘‘Ninety per cent of the flak comes from over the fence. You just put up a brick wall. ‘‘You hear it and some of the things you hear you probably wish you didn’t, but you focus on the game. You smile at them or to yourself and get on with it.’’ Tucker admits he has had words with spectators when he shouldn’t have.

He estimates he’s umpired about 600 games across his career and the highlight has been umpiring many VFL matches. One issue that is important to Tucker is that young umpires get on board and commit to the profession. Young people might not be aware that umpiring can lead to a great career, he says. ‘‘I just think people perhaps don’t want to be an umpire. They see it as daggy. ‘‘I really think that the education system needs to introduce it. They’re so focused on the playing side of sport, but there’s no focus on the officiating side. It would give kids another option if they’re not good enough to play.’’

Over in Sunbury at Salesian College, 14-year-old Abbey Garbutt is looking into exactly that option. The Gisborne teenager is one of two girls at the school who train with the Riddell District Football League umpires. So far Garbutt has umpired a practice match and a real match and says her first time on the field as a boundary umpire was a one-of-a-kind experience. ‘‘It’s a little daunting at first when you walk onto a field full of 18-year-old guys,’’ she says. ‘‘And I nearly got bowled over while boundary umpiring. But it’s good, it’s good to get yourself out there.’’ Garbutt is quickly learning to deal with spectators’ comments and is taking them in her stride, not letting them deter her from the job at hand. ‘‘You sometimes get negative remarks from spectators, not a lot but a little bit. You just kind of look at them and smile and shrug it off. ‘‘I haven’t had any confrontation with players though. None of them have been nasty or anything, so that’s good.’’ Garbutt got her start in umpiring this year after learning of the incentive of making some extra money on weekends. At this stage, she’s not sure where umpiring will take her, but she plans to keep at it. 


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Pictured clockwise: AFL umpire Troy Pannell; Riddell District Football League boundary umpire Abbey Garbutt; Ballarat Football League goal umpire Aaron Tucker.

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Private access to parkland ow does your own private access to parkland and walking tracks sound? This 1640-square-metre property has just that, and plenty more. There’s a big pergola with cafe´ blinds and paving underfoot, a shed with power, veggie garden, fruit trees, a water tank and double garage with remotely controlled door. The Porter Davis designed house has three bedrooms, including the huge main bedroom with large walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with twin basin vanity unit. The remaining bedrooms each has a built-in wardrobe. A lounge-dining room, family-meals area and study make up the multiple living zones. A walk-in pantry and stainless-steel

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The backyard has an elevated entertainment deck with built-in seating, while pittosporum privacy screens together with magnolia trees provide a pleasant backdrop. A large shed doubles as a man cave and the double garage has internal access. High ceilings, three water tanks, and ducted heating, cooling and vacuum are other noteworthy mentions.

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Family Residence - Space & More Space. Terraced Gardens, Court Location. Land 1,650 m² (approx.)

On approx. 2241m² on the fringe of town. 2 kitchens, 2 bathrooms, ensuite, 4 bedrooms, study & more. Great outdoor entertainment incl. inground swimming pool, extensive paving, protective verandas with quality tiling. 2 sep. garages. Independence or family interaction.

Enjoy the space & open plan living. Home comprises 4 bedrooms plus study, ensuite & main bathroom. Modern kitchen – plenty of bench area & dishwasher. Double garage – remote control door, outside entertainment area, rain water tanks. Landscaped garden, stone retaining walls, view to Mt. Macedon. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $599,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $755,000 VIEW: By appointment.

NEW GISBORNE

54 Chessy Park Drive

GISBORNE

Magnificent 1200m² (approx.) homesite. Located in quality residential family area.

Prime vacant land. Brilliant end of court location. Land approx. 2033m². Your opportunity to secure the last vacant block in a high quality, established neighbourhood. Well proportioned, the block has a generous frontage with north facing aspect. Convenient location right on the edge of town. All services available. A beautiful piece of real estate.

Convenient to railway station, primary schools and bus. Minimal fall on land. Natural gas, sewer, town water and telephone available. Opposite large reserve. One of the last vacant blocks in Chessy Park!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $395,000

AUCTION: Sat 18th May 2013 at 11.00am

RIDDELLS CREEK

2 Price Drive

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

Lot 23 Carinya Drive

RIDDELLS CREEK

12 Gap Road

Family home on over one and half acres! Land approx. 6616m².

“Spread Your Wings” on 4,000m² (approx. 1 Acre). Meticulously maintained.

Rare opportunity to purchase a property that peaceful township living is all about! Commanding elevated position provides a sweeping personal outlook! Loads of room for the family to enjoy. Ideally located in a quiet cul-de-sac. Country lifestyle doesn’t get any better than this!

Country style home with long rear verandah overlooking a rolling lawn, established trees & shrubs. Functional design with 3 bedrms (ensuite), study & 2 living areas. Updates to bathroom & kitchen. Incl. natural gas ducted heating, gas log fire & ducted cooling. Carport & large garage/workshop. Easy walk to shops, schools & station - a great family home!

AUCTION: Sat 18th May 2013 at 2.00pm PRICE: $599,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.30 - 11.00am

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $550,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

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5428 2544

NEW GISBORNE

86 Ferrier Road “SURAMA” DISTINCTIVE COUNTRY HOMESTEAD – CIRCA 1935. PRIVATELY SITED WITHIN MATURE GARDEN ENVIRONMENT. LAND APPROX. 1.04HA (2.5 acres). The classic timber residence offers spacious and stylish comfort comprising four bedrooms, two ensuites and bathroom, formal lounge and dining room, both with open fire places. Casual family area with impressive architectural features and north facing aspect. Modern well equipped kitchen and meals area overlooking the gardens, outdoor living space and inground swimming pool. The offering also includes a separate two bedroom cottage, numerous outbuildings including large workshop/office and triple carport. Easy freeway access (CBD within 50 minutes) and short distance to train station. A select and appealing property.

AUCTION: SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2013 AT 11.00AM VIEW: Saturday 2.30 - 3.00pm

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

9 Branigan Court Sunbury

18/31 Timins Street Sunbury

ENHANCING AND ENCHANTING

BEST UNIT, BEST VALUE

Meticulously presented and maintained this court located home offers a private garden setting. Featuress 3 bedrooms, ensuite, WIR, BIRs, kitchen, meals, 2 living areas, 2nd bathroom and laundry. Decked entertaining, gate access to lock up garage and double carport.

FOR SALE $379,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Comprising of 2 bedrooms, BIRs, kitchen, meals area, lounge, laundry, bathroom and fenced court yard. Reverse cycle air conditioning, electric appliances. All in all, the perfect unit for the conscientious buyer.

14 Blyton Crescent Sunbury

7 Abelia Court Sunbury

TASTEFULLY RENOVATED

SPACIOUS, RENOVATED & CITY VIEWS

Tastefully renovated this fabulous 3 bedroom home offers many features and a huge enclosed carport with remote, powered shed, circular drive, low maintenance gardens & is close to shops, parkland, bus stop & schools.

Tastefully renovated 4 bedroom home with 3 living areas, city views & a court location. s/s appliances, dishwasher, heating, cooling, covered decked entertaining, under house work shop/storage & carport.

FOR SALE $349,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.00-12.30PM CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 Andrew Bearman 0487 264 325 Doug Gray 0413 161 804

9744 2555 5428 2800

FOR SALE $219,500 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

FOR SALE $395,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 10.30-11.00AM CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

9 Manlangi Court Macedon

16 Parkview Street Gisborne

‘WARANA’ – LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND

STREET APPEAL AND UNCOMPROMISED QUALITY

Set within a peaceful one acre (approx.) landscaped setting, and designed according to passive solar principles, ‘Warana’ is the epitome of timeless quality and understated elegance.

FOR SALE $669,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Federation style charm and luxury contemporary living go hand in hand in this instantly appealing four bedroom residence set within its grand 1500m2 approx. setting.

190 Blackwood Road Macedon

23 Robb Drive Romsey

CHARMING COUNTRY HOME ON 6 ACRES (approx.)

NORTH FACING QUALITY ENTERTAINER

How do rides into the forest or fishing in your own picturesque dam sound to you? Well, this charming 5 bedroom family home, quietly positioned amongst gorgeous cottage gardens & set within six idyllic acres, may just be for you.

FOR SALE $780,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.00-12.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

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AUCTION SATURDAY 25TH MAY @ 12NOON INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.00-2.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

With a stunning aspect and backing onto parkland and walking tracks with a fantastic covered outdoor living area. King sized master with WIR and ensuite, 2 more bedrooms, study, formal lounge and dining, kitchen meals, family, heating, cooling and dbl remote garage.

To see our full range of properties for sale go to: Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

FOR SALE $479,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.30-3.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 Andrew Bearman 0487 264 325 Doug Gray 0413 161 804 APRIL 30, 2013

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

9744 2555 5428 2800

10/114-126 Evans Street Sunbury INVEST IN YOUR FUTURE Become a Landlord with the security of a 5 year lease and 5 year option. Great retail tenant with current rental $43,680 per annum plus outgoings. Excellent car parking and in a high profile complex, neighbouring Target, Subway and Pumpkin Patch just to name a few. Prior offers considered

39 Carnoustie Drive Sunbury GREAT OPPORTUNITY – GREAT VALUE

AUCTION THURSDAY 9TH MAY @2.00PM INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Sunbury

3 bedrooms, ensuite, plus extra large rumpus room, modern kitchen, meals, air conditioning, outdoor living area, double garage and electric doors. Easy access, inspection highly recommended.

FOR SALE $319,500 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

41 Skyline Drive Gisborne

LIGHT BRIGHT AND NEW

COUNTRY CHARMER ON SUPERB 1 / 2 ACRE approx.

Low maintenance living is offered with this newly completed 4 bedroom home. Features large ensuite, WIR, BIRs, modern kitchen, meals, living, 2nd bathroom, large laundry, alfresco ent, double garage, internal & rear access.

FOR SALE $445,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

1 Mowbray Court Sunbury

Instantly appealing 4 bedroom family home located in sought after Skyline Drive. Boasting high ceilings, wide verandas, alfresco, wide side access, double colourbond shed. Only mins to public transport, Gisborne Village & freeway access.

FOR SALE $599,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

30 Viewbank Lane Riddells Creek

QUIET AND COMFORTABLE LIVING IN A COURT LOCATION Located in the Gum Tree Hills estate on 675m² approx corner block boasting a large master brm, ens, 2 additional brs, renovated kit, family dining, lounge, heating & cooling, dbl garage & outdoor ent area overlooking parkland.

BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME ON OVER 14 ACRES FOR SALE $340,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 10.30-11.00am Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Far more than you can dream and only a short distance down a quiet lane. Offering town water plus creek frontage, stables, impressive and spacious accommodation with 3 defined living spaces, 4 bedrooms, study and double garage.

FOR SALE $689,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00pm Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Darraweit Guim (Bolinda) RURAL LIFESTYLE A peaceful rural setting is offered with this large acreage allotment of 51.39ha (126.98 acres approx). The fully fenced land offers 3 road frontages, 3 phase power and a dam. Ideal for city commuters approx 45mins to CBD & Melbourne airport. Planning Permit not required.

18 Russell Avenue Woodend TOO GOOD TO MISS!

FOR SALE $485,000 INSPECT PLANS AT OFFICE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Need a new project to add to your investment portfolio, or showcase your creative flair, then this 3 br home awaits you! Large allotment close to Woodend village, schools & rail. The possibilities are endless. Currently tenanted.

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Paula Carey 0411 407 703 Shantelle Cardwell-Smith 0421 217 582 Andrew Bearman 0487 264 325 Doug Gray 0413 161 804

FOR SALE $320,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 3.00-3.30pm Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

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Julie Gloster 0408 323 056 Howard Jones 0409 133 407 Josie Borg 0401 076 727 Michael Garvey 0412 298 258


Selling since 1961

L.J. Whorlow SUNBURY

13 SWIFT PARROT COURT

WHEN ONLY THE BEST WILL DO! For Sale $600,000 - $660,000

A3 B2 C2 E

W ep u ty o ufi rst

SUNBURY

3 COBBLESTONE LANE

VERY IMPRESSIVE FAMILY HOME! For Sale $790,000 - $830,000

A4 B2 C6

A magnificent family residence full of quality and warmth throughout. Offering 3 spacious brs, study, full ensuite & WIR. An elegant entrance, formal lounge, spacious family room plus a separate rumpus room for the entertainer. A magnificent Tasmanian Oak timber kitchen with quality appliances, dishwasher & endless storage. Gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling plus quality floor & window coverings throughout. Double remote garage with workshop, rear access for the caravan/boat, sensational decked entertaining area and all located on a 1758m2 block. An inspection is highly recommended to appreciate what these proud owners have achieved. Inspect: Saturday & Sunday 12.00-12.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

A great opportunity to purchase this beautiful Domaine family home on a 1 acre allotment in the popular “Rolling Meadows Estate”. 4brs, full ensuite & WIR’s, BIR’s, formal lounge room, open plan kitchen, meals & family areas, kitchen with gas & electric appliances plus separate rumpus room is sure to accommodate the growing family. Step outside and enjoy the fabulous undercover entertaining area overlooking the enormous backyard. Fantastic 12x9 machinery shed with mezzanine flooring. Extra features include ducted heating, 2 split systems, wood heating, double remote garage with internal access, ample off street parking for the caravan, boat etc. Inspect: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm, ID required at open for inspection

SUNBURY

NEW GISBORNE

11-13 MITCHELLS LANE

163 STATION ROAD

DEVELOPERS TAKE NOTE - 7 UNIT SITE! EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED BY 15TH JULY 2013 AT 5PM.

A MODERN MASTERPIECE! For Sale $550,000 - $585,000

Calling all developers. We have found you an opportunity to purchase this rare allotment of 2200m2 in a prime location of Sunbury and within walking distance to the town centre, train station and public transport. Plans & permits inplace for a 7 unit site (currently with council and subject to approval). A variety of floor plans and sizes available. Please contact our office for further information. Expressions of interest are invited on or before 5pm Monday 15th July, 2013.

A highly desired location with beautiful Elm tree lined streets, New Gisborne is the in vogue country village to settle the family. An impressive home with a generous floor plan has been designed with family in mind and consists of 4brs, BIR’s, master with WIR & ensuite, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and caesarstone bench tops. A huge open plan meals and family area, tiled for easy living is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Additionally there is cozy lounge or ultimate TV room, children’s rumpus/toy room, stylish main bathroom and laundry. Paved alfresco area, double garage with remote & spacious backyard. A must to inspect! Inspect: Saturday 1.00-1.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

RIDDELLS CREEK

RIDDELLS CREEK

8/3-5 STEPHENS STREET

IN TOWN CONVENIENCE! For Sale $295,000 - $325,000

A2 B1 C1

Ideally situated within an easy stroll to the train station, super market, restaurants & cafes, this charming sandstone residence is sure to impress. With a generous and open floor plan consisting of lounge, main bathroom, laundry, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. There is a sunny meals area with access to a private courtyard, perfect for bbq’s and entertaining. There is ample off street parking with a single garage and extra parking space. A rare opportunity to secure a private and well presented unit, in a superior location. An ideal investment or downsizing opportunity.

Inspect Sunday 11.00-11.30am - ID required at open for inspection

RIDDELLS CREEK

“TIMELESS ELEGANCE” ON APPROX 1400M2! For Sale $400,000 - $430,000

38 RACECOURSE ROAD

A3 B2 C1

A property reminiscent of a time gone by, a time when the world seemed much less complicated, a time when homes were built with pride and craftsmanship. Ideally situated within a short stroll to train station, restaurants, cafes and primary school, is sure to generate plenty of interest. The spacious floor plan offers 3 large brs, BIR’s, ensuite & WIR, formal lounge with fire place and mantel piece, timber kitchen and meals, main bathroom and laundry. Internal features include 10ft ceilings, ornate cornice and ceiling roses & original Baltic pine floors. Outdoors boast a generous 1400m2 allotment, single lock up garage & beautiful established trees & gardens. Inspect: Saturday 3.00-3.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

46 Evans Street Sunbury

A4 B2 C2

77 RACECOURSE ROAD

RENOVATED, SPACIOUS AND READY TO ENJOY! For Sale $470,000 - $490,000

A4 B2 C2

Ideally situated within an easy stroll to shops, cafes, restaurants, train station & primary school, this stylish renovated family home is sure to impress. A generous floorplan boasts 4brs, master with ensuite & WIR, BIR’s, formal lounge with cathedral ceilings, brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, meals area, modern bathroom & rumpus/games room. Polished hardwood floors, ducted heating, square set plaster & huge formal entry. Outdoors there is plenty of space for a young active family as well as ample off street parking & double garage. There is a paved entertaining area that is ready for your personal touch, poly water tank & garden shed. Inspect: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

RIDDELLS CREEK

13 BARCLAY PLACE

EXCLUSIVE LOCATION WITH IN-GROUND POOL! For Sale $530,000 - $570,000

A3 B2 C5 E

Situated in a highly sought after serene court location, this spacious and inviting home has so much to offer. Boasting 3brs, ensuite & WIR, 4th br/study, formal lounge, dining, family meals area + large rumpus room with wood fire. Updated kitchen is perfect for entertaining with access to the pergola area overlooking the solar heated in-ground pool. Additional accommodation in the way of a granny flat under the roofline consisting of kitchen, lounge, bathroom & two large bedrooms (currently used as a home office. Ample car accommodation with a huge 5 car garage and a leveled area big enough to cater for whopping shed/workshop if so desired. Inspect Saturday 11.00-11.30am - ID required at open for inspection

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SOLD

Cobaw 181 Whitebridge Road

Whitebridge Stud - Horse Lovers’ Paradise on 15Ha (37 Acres)

Wonderful elevated position with north facing 3/4 bedroom home with great infrastucture for horses in a terrific private location.

Price $690,000 View Sat 4 May 12.30-1pm Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Macedon

86-88 Honour Avenue Mountside Nursery Freehold on a Magnificent 1½ Acre Site An outstanding offering of 6070m2 on renowned Honour Avenue which is noted for its fabulous display of autumn colour. Includes a modest late 1960s 16 sqr bv residence.

Auction Saturday 25 May at 1pm Price View

Woodend 9 Ashbourne Road

Just a minute.

Four bedroom 1950s weatherboard cottage and established garden on a conveniently positioned block close to everything Woodend has to offer.

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$399,500 Sat 4 May 2.30-3pm Sat 11 May 12.30-1pm Contact Julian Davies 0407 670 234

Woodend

8 Kathryn Crescent Good Investment or First Home Buyer Opportunity Solid brick three bedroom home comprising large living area with Tasmanian oak cathedral ceilings, exposed rustic timber trusses and open fire place.

Reserve Price $295,000 View Sat 4 May 3-3.30pm Sat 11 May 12-12.30pm Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347 John Keating 0419 880 444


Woodend

85 High Street

Auction Thursday 9 May at 2pm

The Mechanics Institute – circa 1893 Freehold land and building with vacant possession An historic and most imposing two storey solid brick building of approximately 580m2 (62 squares) with 18 metres street frontage in prime location in the heart of the vibrant Woodend shopping centre. A rare freehold purchase/investment opportunity only 70kms (45 minutes) Melbourne CBD via CityLink and Calder Freeway. Reserve Price $1,350,000 Zoning BZ1 (Business Zone 1) Land Size Approx 18m x 30m (540m2 or 5,800sqft) View by appointment Contact John Keating 0419 880 444 or Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Woodend

8 Adam Close Contemporary Excellence in Quiet Court Location on 1074m2 Beautifully designed four bedroom two bathroom home of exceptional quality with ducted heating and cooling, and terrific outdoor entertaining.

Price View

$585,000 Sat 4 May 2-2.30pm Sat 18 May 11-11.30am Contact Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Auction Saturday 25 May at 11am

Woodend 1 Waterworks Road

Avondale on 2Ha (4.9 Acres)

Resort style living on the beautiful northern slopes of Mount Macedon. Magnificent five bedroom, two bathroom residence, plus study & rumpus room beautifully sited to encapsulate the wonderful view to Mount Macedon and its rural surrounds. Ducted heating system, two car garage, dam, water storage tank, veggie garden, fruit trees and lovely established landscape gardens surrounding the home.

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1 Childers Road

Mount Macedon

72 Syndicate Rd

Mount Macedon

This is a glorious property and one worthwhile inspecting.

Situated on almost 2.5 hectares, this stunning property is without equal.

Nestled in a magical garden setting in the elite location of Mount Macedon is a private family retreat positioned on approximately five acres. Boasting four bedrooms plus study, two master bedrooms, one complete with walk in robe and the other with built in robes, full ensuite and one ensuite with spa bath, light filled fully appointed kitchen with ample cupboard space and quality appliances, formal lounge and dining, family/meals area and large rumpus room with built in bar and open fire place. Desirable comforts include slab heating (zoned), natural gas available, wood heater, open fire place and outdoor entertaining area overlooking the pristine gardens. Moving outdoors you will be delighted with the four bay powered workshop with a separate driveway making it perfect to run your own business from home. This desirable property has Turritable Creek running through its expanses and has charming picturesque lakes attracting abundant bird life and an amazing variety of trees. This is a glorious property and one worthwhile inspecting.

Villemoisson has been designed inside and out with entertaining and relaxing firmly in mind. At its heart is a magnificent Alistair Knox designed home built around a fully equipped chefs kitchen, and surrounded by open family living that spills out onto the terraces and the garden beyond. Soaring timber ceilings are complimented by huge doors, many of them double French doors, bringing the outside in. There are three extremely large bedrooms, two downstairs and one upstairs. The master has an ensuite with spa, and its own office area. The home is surrounded by paved terraces and verandas creating the perfect outdoor dining experience. A double garage joins one side of the house, and it leads to the wine cellar/storage area. There’s a four bay garage plus a workshop/studio area complete with a wood-fired heater. A little further down the property there’s a four-bay machinery shed. The splendid gardens that encircle the entire property could easily be called parkland. There are also two dams and a town water supply. If you love entertaining and the outdoors, and yearn for the peace and quiet of rural living this property is for you. It’s definitely a cut above anything else that’s available.

Selling Range $1,850,000 Peter Mussared 0409 937 862 or peter@tccrealty.com.au Inspect By Appointment

Selling Range $1,699,000 Peter Mussared 0409 937 862 or peter@tccrealty.com.au Inspect By Appointment

79 Glen Echo Court

Mount Macedon

Owners Dream Home Now Your Opportunity Live in complete peace and quiet in this magnificently designed and crafted rural property on approximately 17 acres. Catherington is a very private and extremely comfortable home. Through the front gateway, you wind your way up a 600 metre sealed bitumen driveway that leads to this exclusive north-facing residence. There are three very impressive living areas in this well-designed floor plan. The main living area has a Heat Charm fireplace with timber mantel, and on the opposite side there’s formal dining with a spectacular outlook over the vast rolling gardens. The second living area is once again a very good design and size, and includes a Wegi fireplace. It’s located directly opposite the kitchen – an expansive space with Blackwood timber fittings, granite bench tops, a double oven and a large pantry with plenty of shelving. The third living area is located on the second level and again, it’s a very good size with an abundance of light flowing through. The home offers four double bedrooms plus study or fifth bedroom and three sparkling bathrooms. Outside features include a double garage measuring 8.5 x 6.1 metres with remote doors and direct access to the home. There’s also a massive workshop measuring 18.5 x 9 metres, and two site offices of 4.5 x 2.5 metres. Catherington also features a purpose built underground wine cellar, 40,000 gallon gravity fed water tank and 2000-litre gas tank, A highlight amid the acres of landscaped gardens is a Cypress pine gazebo complete with bistro blinds – perfect for alfresco dining. Enjoy country living and all it offers yet still be close to all the pleasures of the city, an easy one hours drive away, or via train travel on frequent commuter services. This beautiful environment could be the perfect solution to your lifestyle dreams in a home that offers complete relaxation, stunning natural surroundings and easy access to all amenities.

Selling Range $1,550,000 Peter Mussared 0409 937 862 or peter@tccrealty.com.au Inspect By Appointment

27 Victoria St, Macedon

216 Wheelers Hill Rd

Musk

The property features expansive views to Daylesford’s Wombat Hill, to the Pyrenees, and beyond to the Grampian Ranges and is surrounded by lush parklike grounds. The 1920’s Edwardian homestead has been improved and extended with high quality, contemporary finishes throughout. There are 3 bedrooms including a palatial sized master retreat, 2 bathrooms, media room, separate study, chef’s kitchen with central pantry and much more. This is a working cattle property that has been farmed sustainably and would be ideal for other lifestyle or agricultural pursuits including organic certification. It’s close proximity to Daylesford / Hepburn Springs provides important amenities in food, wine and wellbeing interests. There is abundant water and storage available from rainwater tanks, groundwater and spring-fed dams. The property is on 3 titles and subdivision is possible STCA. “Mallaganee” is available for inspection by appointment.

Peter Mussared 0409 937 862 or peter@tccrealty.com.au Inspect By Appointment For Sale by Tender closing 29th May 2013

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A Grade Electrical Contractor Servicing Your Local Area All types of electrical installations inc Split systems ★ Domestic ★ Commercial ★ Industrial



9746 3080

Phone John Kemp

0418 382 729 - AH 5428 1811

REC 9537

ANDREWS CONCRETE

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FENCING CONTRACTORS G5600017AA-dc11Dec Rural and Farm Fencing Specialists # For all your fencing needs #

Phone 0407 506 578

Phone Chris 0419 206 103 www.melbournedingo.com.au

13 Wright Street, Sunshine, Vic, 3020. Tel: 9312 5166 - Mob: 0422 314 306 *Massive Showroom Supplies & Installations:

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Experts in all types concrete Plain – Colour – Slate – Stencil – Exposed call JOE 9390 2097 or 0419 303 150 www.taylorslakesconcrete.com 32 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY

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Phone David Aldridge 0407 871 618 or AH 5422 3210

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NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL Gutter Cleaning Painters Gardeners Plumbers Plasterers Concreters Handymen Cabinet Making Electricians Decks Roof Tiler Heat & Air Con Service Tilers & Pavers www.greyarmy.com.au

Phone 131198

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GISBORNE TAXI-TRUCK & COURIER SERVICE

BOBCAT AND TIPPER TRUCK • Site Cleans • Soil Removals • Driveway • Nature Strip & Other Various Excavations Fully Insured Call Steve 0409 968 889 or email steve@persaudhomes.com.au

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APRIL 30, 2013

Phone Darren 0488 926 648

5428 2899

www.macedonrangesglass.com.au

Removals - House Clearance

Contact Trevor on: 0417 997 060

TAYLORS LAKES CONCRETE

2.5, 5 & 12 Tonne Excavators Post Hole Digger with 350, 450 & 600 Augers • Laser Level • Building Sites • Driveways & Footings

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FREE Quote

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

0403 745 671 Small & Large Trucks available

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Garages Garage Doors and Carports

Specialising in:

GARAGE DOORS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER ROLLER DOORS - SECTIONAL DOORS CUSTOM MADE - AUTOMATED OPERATORS

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Tel:(03) 5427 0443 Mobile: 0418 553 659

6 Ladd Road New Gisborne

Handy Person Services

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All aspects of concreting covered

FREE QUOTES & FAUX BRICK AVAILABLE

• Fast Glass Replacement • Mirrors • Shower Screens • Splashbacks • Double Glazing Into Your Existing Timber Windows

Top Rate Floors

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SPECIALISING IN SLATE PAVING

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Servicing Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges since 1970

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NEW GISBORNE PAVING

● Lawns mowed, ride on service ● Leaves vacuumed and removed ● Horse paddocks Chain harrowed ● Paddocks poisoned for capeweed (fully licenced for poisioning) ● Rotary hoeing ● Rubbish Removed

Macedon Ranges Glass

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M & P Smith Property Maintenance

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*Solid Timbers *Floating Floors *Laminates *Bamboo *Decking

A+ Small Digger Specialist Dingo 1050mm/Bobcat 1170mm • Mini Excavator 1m

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Excavations and Earth Moving

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• Holland Blinds • Roman Blinds • Venetians • Timber Venetians • Vertical Blinds • Canvas Blinds • Panel Glides

ADAM VALENTI

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Air Conditioning

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A 1 Absolute

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A Grade Electrician Any type of Electrical Work Ceiling Fans Inc TV & Ph points, lights, power points, safety switches etc. No job too small. Will beat any price. 10% Pensioner discount.

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Electrical Services

WE COME TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR COOLING NEEDS

For free quotes call now: 1300 550 901


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Weekly Classifieds Reblocking and Underpinning

EXPERT

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Septic Tanks

SIMS SEPTIC TANK & GREASE TRAP CLEANING

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REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING

Service, maintenance & repairs of all types of evaporative, refrigerated & heating systems. Professional on Brivis, Stadt, Bonaire, Breezair & Cool Breeze Phone Lance 0425 734 271 G5879013

• Computer Levelling • Council permits supplied RBP - 24841 • Stumps for new extension 15 Year • Engineers plans and soil test supplied Guarantee Free Quote and advice

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Rubbish Removal All BICKLES RUBBISH REMOVAL

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Phone: (03) 5428 1871 Mobile: 0439 375 140

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The original provider servicing Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas

If it’s got gas we’ll fix it!

• Domestic Aluminium Windows • Commercial Aluminium Windows • Automatic Doors & Gates • Alucobond Panelling

3, 4, 6, 8 & 10 CUBIC METRE SKIP BINS

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MACEDON RANGES TREE LOPPING & STUMP GRINDING

Ph David 9740 7000, 5428 6359 or 0418 526 769 G5238623AA-dc31Jul

" A local providing for locals ''

Licensed Natural Gas Conversion Specialist

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GISBORNE MINI SKIPS/DINGO HIRE

3M, 4M, 6M, 8M and Walk In Bins Available Gisborne based, servicing the Macedon Ranges

Lic. No. 24391

9744 3033 ~ 0488 393 799

JEFF 9744 1401 - 0418 998 823

Macedon Ranges MINI SKIPS

for all your Natural and LP Gas appliance repairs N Central Heaters N Cookers N Space Heaters N Hot Plates N Hot Water Units N Wall Ovens

• Fully Insured ($20m) • Electrically Certified • Trained Staff • Qualified Arborist

FREE QUOTES 20 years experience Complete Tree Service Travel Tower Mulcher & Stump Muncher also Kanga Fully insured - Pensioner discount Competitive - Professional - Prompt

5429 5646

Ph: 5367 7756 or 0438 536 150

• Travel Tower • Stump Grinder • Mulcher • Mulch For Sale

PM TREE LOPPING TREE Free stump removal with any tree removal

All types of Septic Tanks & treatment plants installations available. Sewer Machine & Block Drains Cleaned

0408 554 284 LIC 28673

Suppliers & installers of:

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# Commercial # Residential # Industrial # Backhoe Hire # Trenching # All General Plumbing

Windows

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• Aluminium • Electric or manual • Repairs • Prompt Service FOR FREE MEASURE & QUOTE PH: 9336 0005 Jordan 0413 708 238

Showroom at 18 Quinn Drive, Keilor Park

Plumbing

5428 1798 or 5345 2175 0428 518 159 or 0428 452 175

Tree Services

OZTEC WINDOW SHUTTERS

0408 910 246 or 5428 8332

S&L DRAINAGE & PLUMBING P/L

NO JOB TO SMALL Call Jason 0431 856 496

Roller Shutters

GREG CANNARD PLASTERING SERVICES Domestic/Commercial/Insurance Prompt and Reliable All aspects of Plastering All small and large jobs. No Obligation Free Quotes

DK & EM Murray Over 60 years experience in Macedon Ranges • Largest Modern Rig • No Water No Charge G5435505AA-dc2Oct Free site inspection

Specialists in wall & floor tiling

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Plasterers

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Phone 0412 929 382

Over 20 years experience in pest control Termite Treatments Possums  Bees & Wasps  Termite Control  Rats & Mice Termite Pre-treatment  Ants & Spiders  Weed Control Phone: 0400 606 676 G5468952AA-dc23Oct

WATER BORING

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FOR A LOCAL TECH www.adcablingservices.com.au

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• waterproofing • renovations • new homes • commercial • domestic • small jobs

» No job too big or too small » Servicing all country areas

Pest Control

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Ph: 03 5427 4778 or 0429 162 589 www.cdunnstone.com.au

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Weekly Classifieds TUITION In your home. Grade 1 to Year 12, most subjects and suburbs. Also online tuition from $10ph all suburbs. ✆ 9028 2060.

For Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly are as follows:

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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ADVERTISERS

Primary and Secondary FREE ASSESSMENT Call Roy 0407 602 667 yourlocaltutor.com.au

7 days, 9.30am - 9.30pm. 5 City Place, Sunshine. Phone 9311 0198.

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ALL ADVERTISERS - PLEASE NOTE Multiple Insertions - Errors in multiple insertion advertisements after the first day of publication are not the responsibility of the publisher. Please check the first day advertisement and advise of any error to the appropriate sales department. Cancellation - Cancellations are not accepted after deadline.To ensure cancellation is effective, cancellations must be phoned through to the appropriate sales department prior to deadline & advertisers will be issued with a cancellation number for each advertisement. Disclaimer - Metro Media Publishing regret that it is not possible to verify information other than that conveyed in editorial content of the newspaper. Although Metro Media Publishing endeavour to ensure the accuracy of everything published, the Competition and Consumer Act requires Metro Media Publishing to disclaim any belief in the truth or falsity of information which is supplied and which is published in other than editorial content. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damage or liabilities arising out of the published material. Indemnity - Any other liability of the Publisher or any of its officers, employees or agents howsoever arising in respect of an advertisement or series of advertisements, and which does not arise by any lack of care or skill on the part of the Publisher, is limited to a total of $50.00 for each advertisement or series. The Publisher makes the stipulation contained in the preceding sentence on behalf of its officers, employees and agents and, in addition, the Advertiser agrees with the Publisher not to bring or be party to or assert any action claim counterclaim or set-off against any of them at variance from the protection sought to be extended to them by this condition. Terms & Conditions - Full copies of Metro Media Publishing's Terms & Conditions relating to classified and display advertising are available at all branches or by phoning any of the numbers below. Printed & Published by - Antony Catalano of 214-220 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205 for Metro Media Publishing (who accepts responsibility for election and referendum comment). The Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly is printed at Border Mail Printing, 1 McKoy St, Wodonga, Vic, 3690. Classified advertising (all papers): 13 24 25 Dandenong: 9238 7777 Werribee: 9731 2777 Airport West: 8318 5777 G5285505

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★ TO LET ★

MURRAY RIVER REDGUM 12m split . . 6m split . . 3m split . . 20m split . . 20m unsplit . .

Top quality, clean, split, dry. 2 metre min. Free delivery, 7 days.

LANCEFIELD 1 BR flat, carport, rear small yard, very quiet loc, excel cond, inspect 11am-1pm, Sat 4th May. $185pw. May suit mature person. Avail now. Refs and bond req. Contact Lou for appointment: 0418 376 394

$130 pcm $135 pcm $140 pcm $125pcm $120pcm

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03 5423 7103

Professional

G5710520

Split and Free delivery. Tree Lopping Services Available.

Phone: 0439 314 347

MECHANIC / FORKLIFT An experienced Mechanic is required for mobile and inhouse servicing and repairs to forklift trucks and various other types of mobile plant and equipment. As a face of the business you will need to have good communication skills, a high attention to presentation, cleanliness, detail and pride in workmanship. A vehicle is supplied with this position. Candidates from associated automotive and mechanical fields are also encouraged to apply. Apply to: Mita Forklift Services: 0412 385 297 / 9311 7977

CLASSIFIEDS FOR RESULTS!

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PHONE

13 24 25

Food Processors, Labourers & Skilled Staff Required For large Export Meat processing facilities in Brooklyn. Stability and long term employment opportunities available Duties include:  General Labouring  Process Work  Boning/Slicing/Knife Hand  Picking & Packing Full training provided. Must be Australian citizen or permanent resident. Full time & Casual Positions, 5:30am Starts.

CL ASSIFIEDS

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Credit cards & Paypal Accepted in online store

That Nursery on Lancefield Road

REDGUM FIREWOOD, SPLIT, DRY & READY TO BURN Mention this ad to recieve: 4cbm $615 normally $635 ***all prices include delivery to your door*** Pick Ups welcome For on time delivery of clean hand loaded wood

Call 9744 4846

G5938878

Eligibility Criteria Applies To Apply please call 8398 1723 or email your most recent resume to madmin@miss.vic.edu.au

Resume Services

ADVERTISERS PLEASENOTE

“Guaranteed or your money back”

All employment advertisements must state clearly the type of job offered and remuneration offered. (i.e. salary package, retainer plus commission or commission only).

SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD

APRIL 30, 2013

We Buy Houses Fast

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A RÉSUMÉ WITH PROVEN RESULTS?

Our Professional Employment and Situations Vacant columns are reserved for advertisements which carry a SPECIFIC and GENUINE offer of employment.

Australia’s new home for property

“All prices include delivery”

Local distributor needs reliable people to deliver newspaper and catalogues in your area. No experience necessary. Car essential. To find out more, please call between 9am – 5pm G5958234AA-dc23Apr

"genuine employment?''

Much hardship and difficulty is caused to job-seekers by misleading advertising placed in employment columns.

2tonne - $630 3tonne - $930 4tonne - $1200 6tonne - $1740

G5985009

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO ATTEND INFORMATION SESSION

Are you offering

LOCAL FIREWOOD $100pcm

Call 5428 3916

Riddells Creek and Gisborne - 1300 367 384 Sunbury – 0439 552 033

Phone Peter on

G5843394

We require a capable person to work 2-3 days per week, from 9am-3pm. Previous customer service experience would be an advantage.

MAKE MONEY FROM LETTERBOXES

Free Delivery All Areas

0409 210 565 or 0428 359 214

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One bedroom unit, central location, off street parking, private enclosed backyard. Available now. $145 per week. G5973261

Early Bird Special

Fire Wood-Red Gum

Kent - Helen Margaret 3rd of May 1999. This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, we shall never forget.

Houses and Land Wanted

Ph 0419 594 335

FYI: 1 cubic meter is approx 600kgs, which is more than half a tonne - so compare our prices – you’ll be glad you did!!!

In Memoriam

To Let GISBORNE

For Sale

FARRIERPrompt, professional and reliable, great rates and friendly service. Call Kaz anytime on 0409 333 597.

Experienced Chefs required. No dinners. Full time positions available Weekends included. No splits. Please send resumes to: cafeadds@gmail.com

Mel’s Therapeutic Massage

G5927910AA-dc9Apr

142-144 Frankston-Dandenong Rd, Dandenong 3175

FIREWOOD SUPPLIES 28 Sauer Road, New Gisborne. Split Red Gum and Box Firewood. Semi loads available. Pick up or delivered free all areas.

Massage Therapy Fully qualified female masseuse Females and males welcome, by appointment only. Please contact 8746 8829. 68 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury.

BUTCHER SHOP ASSISTANT

BREAKFAST/ LUNCH CHEFS REQUIRED

O'CALLAGHAN BROTHERS

G5944482

Trading World G5875604AA-dc18Mar

The Competition and Consumer Act provides that advertised prices for goods and services which attract GST should be GST inclusive. Prices should not be quoted as being 'excluding GST' or 'plus GST' or by the use of words or phrases conveying similar meaning. Readers are entitled to expect that the advertised prices are the actual prices at which they can purchase the particular goods and services. Metro Media Publishing will not knowingly accept for publication any advertisement which may be in breach of the Competition and Consumer Act or any other relevant law.

Situations Vacant

Public weighbridge. 0488 957 090 or (03) 5428 1955 Open 7 Days/Public Holidays

NATURAL PLUS G5985745AA-dc30Apr

8.30am-5.00pm, Monday - Friday. All major credit cards accepted.

34 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY

RELAXATION 219 Ascot Vale Rd, 3032. Phone: 9004 1477.

TUTORING

Phone 13 24 25

BEST in the west massage therapy. Remedial, relaxation and sport. Established 10 years. Taylors Hill area. 0466 370 807.

G5987071AA-dc30Apr

Proof deadline: All Classifieds:

For Sale

G5965881AA-dc23Apr

CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINES

Health and Wellbeing

G5984826AA-dc30Apr

Education and Tuition

"Commission only'' jobs are only accepted in these columns PROVIDED that this is clearly stated in the ad AND the employer is paying Workcover and Superannuation. If not, then these advertisements MUST be placed in an alternate classification such as Self Employment Opportunities. Placing misleading advertisements is an offence against the Competition and Consumer Act and all advertisements are subject to the publisher's approval. For further advice contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 9290 1800. Whilst Metro Media Publishing make every attempt to screen job advertisements, WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILIT Y FOR ADVERTISERS WHO FAIL TO C O M P LY W I T H T H E S E REGULATIONS.

Classifieds 13 24 25

Call Bernadette: 0408 807 466 Experienced HR Manager/Consultant able to assist with FREE résumé assessment and career advice, Cover Letter, Key Selection Criteria and Interview Coaching www.provenresumeresults.com.au

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G5683655AA-dc22Jan

Public Notices

AutomoƟve/ Diesel Motor Mechanic Wanted We are a horƟcultural company based in Victoria and are looking for an AutomoƟve/ Diesel Motor Mechanic to join our fast paced team. This role is a full Ɵme posiƟon. Relevant qualificaƟons required. Applicants who have previous experience will be highly regarded.

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Mobile Service

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☎ 9379-6577

www.fantasticnails.com.au G5874178

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INBRIEF Bendigo FL Gisborne is off the mark after a 62-point win against Maryborough on Saturday. Matt Knox booted six goals to lead the scoring in the 19.17 (131) to 10.9 (69) victory. The Bulldogs now have one win and two losses heading into this weekend’s home game against winless Sandhurst (ninth, 0-3). In Reserves, Kyneton lost 7.5 (47) to South Bendigo 13.13 (91). In A-netball, Gisborne beat Maryborough 53-29.

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Lions thump their chests BY PAT NOLAN

VFL Essendon bounced back from its heavy defeat to Casey by beating North Ballarat Roosters on Saturday. For a full report and more coverage of the VFL join our social network — facebook.com/ weeklyreviewsport & twitter.com/twrsport

Soccer Sunbury United came from behind to beat Yarraville Glory 3-2 at the weekend and return to mid-table in FFV state league 3 north-west. League action breaks for a cup round this weekend, with Sunbury to host Preston Lions at Langama Park from 2pm on Saturday. In Metro League 1, Gisborne beat Cleeland United 2-0 with Jesse Canning scoring both goals. Gisborne’s women won 8-1 in state league 3 west against Darebin Falcons. In Metro League 2 north-west, Kyneton District drew 2-2 with FC Strathmore. Kyneton’s women lost 8-0 to Watsonia Heights.

Swooping in: Sunbury’s Dale Ciunik leads his Redan opponent to the ball. Picture: Ballarat Courier

A DEPLETED Sunbury side did what no other team had done since 2009 on Saturday — beat Redan on its home turf. In the highly anticipated grand final rematch, the Eastern Lions overcame a one-goal deficit halfway through the final term to power their way to a 15-point victory. In a blustery affair at City Oval, Sunbury eventually won 15.9 (99) to Redan’s 12.12 (84). In a seesawing match, Sunbury had at one stage kicked six out of the eight goals in the last quarter and led by 22 points. Redan kicked two quick goals through Dean Chester in a last-ditch comeback effort, but when Jordan Baumgartner goaled for Sunbury in the dying moments, the game was done and dusted. Sunbury coach Rick Horwood said the win was in the top three home-and-away wins he had been a part of at the club. With seven premiership players missing from the line-up, it was left to the likes of the seasoned campaigners Jay Cheep, Pat Cariss and even new

recruit Andrew Duhau to steer the ship. And steer it they did. ‘‘You’ve got to be led by your leaders in games like that and I think the guys did that so well,’’ Horwood said. ‘‘When you’ve got two first-gamers, another in his second game, it’s really important for the senior guys to step up. ‘‘There wouldn’t be too many teams come to City Oval and walk away with four points.’’ For Redan, ruckman Brett Dickinson continued his good early season form against the dominant Cariss, while the two Matthews brothers (Joel and Dean) provided rebound from halfback. Jarrod Edwards was effective in patches, although coach Eammon Gill admitted the fourtime Henderson medallist was not fully match fit. ‘‘Their [Sunbury’s] skills were a lot more efficient than ours. I’m not sure why. Maybe it it was because they have played that extra game.’’ Before Saturday, the last side to beat Redan at home, apart from Sunbury in 2011, was Darley back in 2009. — Ballarat Courier

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Basketball Sunbury Jets’ revival in Big V men’s division one is gathering momentum after a 30-point blowout of Camberwell Dragons on Sunday. The Jets won 78-48 to improve to two wins and five losses. . Sunbury’s women are also off the mark after a breakthrough win, beating La Trobe City 84-68 on Saturday night. Sunbury hosts Craigieburn in a home double-header this Saturday, with the women tipping off at 6pm and men at 8pm at Boardman Stadium.

Golf Romsey Golf Club’s April monthly medal was won by Pat Chisholm, 85/18/67. Other notables from the event were Darren Freestone 77/5/72 and Ron Walker 87/15/72.

VWFL Sunbury Lions bounced back from being held scoreless by Bendigo with a 52-point thrashing of North Geelong on Saturday. The Lions improved to two wins and one loss with the 9.5 (59) to 1.1 (7) victory, second on the table in North West Division 1. Sunbury plays a night match starting 6.30pm away at La Trobe Uni this Saturday.

MCDFL Trentham sunk to 14th and last after a percentagedamaging defeat at the hands of Newstead on Saturday. The Saints lost 5.3 (34) to 23.12 (150) and face a tough challenge to improve their 0-2 record away at Lexton (fourth, 2-0) this Saturday.

EDFL East Sunbury made a promising start but still finished up 186 points off the pace of Moonee Valley in division 2 on Saturday, losing 4.3 (27) to 30.31 (211).

BY DANIEL PAPROTH PREMIERS Macedon scored a decisive 14-point victory over Romsey in the Riddell District Netball League A Grade grand final rematch on Saturday. Macedon won by just three points in the decider in September last year but last week were the better team in a 50-36 win. Only in the second quarter did Romsey look dangerous. After trailing by six points at quarter-time the Redbacks outscored Macedon 13-6 to bring the margin back to a point, but the Cats ran away with it in the second half. Amy Smith (33) and Karli Denzel (17) did the scoring for Macedon and Romsey skipper Hope Hamilton led the way for her team with 26 goals. Macedon netball operations manager Trevor Toholka said the win, as well as wins in B and C grade, showed the Cats will be a force again this season. “It was a good test for us to step up today. We had a few players out today and it’s early in the season so we’re not going to take too much out of it but it’s good to know we are heading in the right direction.” In other games, Sunbury belted Rockbank 55-16 on Anzac Day. Kila Elavo hit 36 goals. Christine Harris scored 58 goals as Riddell

Close attention: Sunbury Kangaroos’ Rachel Dovaston pressures Rockbank’s Jessica Watton. See Shawn Smits’ action gallery from the match at sunburyweekly.com.au

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Pretty awesome for the Roos BY DANIEL PAPROTH RYAN Pretty kicked nine goals as Sunbury Kangaroos coasted to a 53-point win over Rockbank in the inaugural Riddell District Football League Anzac Day clash. A gallant Rockbank was powerless to stop the might of Pretty, who largely did as he pleased up forward and was the clear difference between the two sides. He has 13 goals from three games after leading the league with 47 goals in the under-18.5 competition last season. Elsewhere, the game was closer than the scoreboard would suggest. The Rams looked very good in patches, with the likes of NT Thunder recruit Shaun Wilson and Russell Rich doing enough to trouble the Kangaroos.

But it was their poor start that did them in. Despite several forward-50 thrusts, Rockbank could manage only a solitary point as Sunbury calmly slotted four to take a 26-point lead at quarter-time. The Rams matched Sunbury’s efforts in the second and third terms but were never able to stop the Kangaroos from scoring. But for some inaccurate kicking — 5.8 in the third quarter alone — the margin would have been far greater. With full-back of the year Daniel Gregory holding the fort in defence, Sunbury extended the lead in the final term as the Rams’ intensity dropped off. Sunbury coach Chris Meacham was annoyed with his side’s ball use and inaccuracy in front of goal. ‘‘It was a solid win. We’ve won by nine goals in the end but we’ve kicked 18 points and bad kicking is bad football,’’ he said.

‘‘Not to take away from Rockbank, but the ninegoal win should have easily been a 15-goal win. ‘‘We murdered the ball a hell of a lot today. From a coaching point of view that was disappointing, but we still had a good day and it’s not often you get to play on Anzac Day.’’ Rockbank coach Leigh Sporle said he was disappointed but not defeated by the loss. ‘‘It wasn’t the best day out, but I think the boys tried hard and I was proud of some of the footy they played. ‘‘The hard thing was that the game was probably a bit closer than the scoreboard showed. The boys played pretty well in patches, I was pretty happy with some of the things I saw today.’’ Both Sunbury and Rockbank have an extended nine-day break before their matches against Woodend-Hesket and Diggers Rest on Saturday.

Injury puts damper on Redback rampage BY DANIEL PAPROTH IT was a day of mixed fortunes for Romsey on Saturday, beating Macedon by 61 points but losing on-baller Ash McNaughton through injury. Young David Broos was the star for the Redbacks, dominating in the ruck in a best-on-ground performance. Matt Davidson also booted eight goals. McNaughton went down early in the third quarter and immediately called for help. He was stretchered off the ground and taken to hospital after the game. The club confirmed on Sunday that he had ligament damage in his ankle and could be out for six to eight weeks. It came just a week after Matthew Blair broke his fibula just above the ankle in what could be a seasonending injury. But on the field Romsey looked extremely impressive. Still missing key players, including skipper Steve Burlak, the Redbacks outclassed the heretofore unbeaten Cats in blustery conditions. Macedon kicked with a four-to-five goal wind in the opening term but was wasteful in front of goal, allowing Romsey to take an unlikely sevenpoint lead into quarter time. Romsey blew the game open in the second quarter with a six-goal-to-two term to take a 36-point lead into halftime. The Cats won the third quarter but wasted several opportunities in front of goal. Coach Alistair Meldrum missed several shots and, at one stage, when the Cats attempted to run into goal, they were smothered three times in a

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was full of praise for his younger players. “I thought our intensity around the ball was very good and we’ve been working on what we’re doing when we haven’t got the ball, talking, blocking, shepherding.’’

Sunbury 16.18 (114) d Rockbank 9.7 (61) Sunbury - goals: R. Pretty 9, A. Walsh, R. Hatty 2, L. Dowson, J. Powell, J. King. Best: R. Pretty, A. Walsh, D. Gregory, J. Young, R. Allen, C. Allport. Rockbank - goals: M. Stevens 3, M. Stratton 2, S. Wilson, J. Armistead, C. Sargent, B. Newitt. Best: S. Wilson, R. Rich, R. Hale, T. Corbett, T. Mainey, C. McNabb. Macedon 7.12 (54) lt Romsey 16.19 (115) Macedon - goals: A. Christiansen 3, A. Meldrum, G. Farrugia, A. Fleming, J. Wright. Best - J. Davies, N. Arnold, T. Hansford, A. Christiansen, J. Wright, G. Hillary. Romsey - goals: M. Davidson 8, C. Dawson, M. Farmer 2, C. Petroro, C. Streeter, B. Mitchell, D. Harrison. Best: D. Broos, A. Tessari, M. Davidson, C. Dawson, B. Mitchell, P. Romeril. Lancefield 9.13 (67) lt Rupertswood 17.17 (119) Lancefield - goals: P. Shaw, D. Rebbechi, J. Baker 2, B. Richmond, B. Wight, M. Swindells. Best: L. Malone, J. Shewan, M. Swindells, T. Collins, D. Rebbechi, P. Shaw. Rupertswood - goals: T. Podolczak 6, L. Brennan 4, N. Egan 2, M. Gaunt, B. Webber, K. Plummer, T. West, D. Morrice. Best: T. Podolczak, J. Dunn, A. Smith, D. Morrice, L. Brennan, T. Neely. Broadford 13.9 (87) lt Diggers Rest 14.10 (94) Broadford - goals: B. Hall 9, J. Harvey 2, D. Fletcher, C. Dunne. Best: C. Hall, B. Czerny, C. Dunne, D. Fletcher, J. Harvey, B. Hall. Diggers Rest - goals: B. Tuckey 5, B. Kilty, S. Freeth, S. Clarke, J. Piccolo 2, D. McCabe. Best: A. Richardson, B. Kilty, M. Freeth, J. Robertson, B. Sluggett, S. Clarke. Riddell 24.15 (159) d Woodend-Hesket 2.2 (14) Riddell - goals: B. Ruffell, J. Silvester 5, J. Nolan 3, M. Sammut, J. Climas, R. Elliott, E. Foreman 2, J. Cox, D. Bedggood, D. Sahlberg. Best: E. Foreman, J. Krojs, P. Sahlberg, B. Ruffell, J. Silvester, H. Ross. Woodend-Hesket - goals: L. Macklin, J. Stembridge. Best - G. Taylor, J. Rodda, L. Macklin, C. Forde, E. Gove, M. Bourke.

Rupo hits its straps BY DANIEL PAPROTH RUPERTSWOOD got its first Riddell District Football League win on Saturday, belting a hapless Lancefield by 52 points. After losses to Sunbury and Macedon in the opening rounds, Rupertswood played its best football for the season against the Tigers, who were never in the hunt. Rupo established its dominance early. In the first quarter alone it had 10 scoring shots to none, and but for inaccurate kicking — 3.7 — would have been comfortably ahead at quarter-time. Rupo piled on another six goals in the second term to extend the lead to 35 points at the main break. By three-quarter-time that had grown to 55 points to put the result well beyond doubt. Lancefield scored a few late goals to win the final quarter but the damage had long been done. Todd Podolczak was best on ground with six goals for Rupo, while key forward Leigh Brennan booted four. At Harley Hammond Reserve, Diggers Rest came away with a seven-point win over Broadford, despite nine goals from Barry Hall for the home side. It was Hall’s second game in the blue and white and he took his season tally to 19 goals — equal with Melton Centrals’ Adam Fenton, though his 19 have come from four games. In a tight, see-sawing contest the lead changed on several occasions. The Burras led by four points at quarter-time and trailed by 13 at half-time after being outscored in the second quarter. Diggers Rest got back within a point at the final break and did just enough to edge its way in front, kicking five goals to four for the term. Brent Tuckey booted five for the victors. Melton Centrals kept Kilmore to just four goals in a scrappy lowscoring affair at McPherson Park. The Blues won by 37 points to remain undefeated after four games. At Riddells Creek Reserve, the Bombers came away with a massive 145-point win over WoodendHesket. The Hawks kicked just two goals for the game, in the first and last quarters, as Riddell romped to an easy win. Brian Ruffell and Jarrod Silvester both kicked five goals.


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Cannons repel Rebels with third-quarter volley BY TEO PELLIZZERI CALDER Cannons produced one withering burst to see off North Ballarat Rebels’ challenge and win by 54 points in TAC Cup action at Highgate Reserve on Saturday. A spell of four goals in seven minutes of the third term set up the Cannons’ win, 12.11 (83) to 3.11 (29). The Rebels were goalless to halftime but still in the contest until the mid-stages of the third quarter, with Calder injuries piling up on the bench. But it was just moments after Charles Van Der Byl had joined Liam Berry and Lachlan Ronaldson on the Cannons bench — all with game-ending injuries — that the match-winning spurt started.

Paul Ahern, Josh Cauchi and Ricky Schraven kicked goals as Calder turned a 28-point lead at the 13-minute mark of the third quarter into 52 by time-on. The Rebels for all their effort would end the third term still goalless, in danger of being embarrassed by a Highgate Reserve wind that had skewed a number of their attempts for goal. The Cannons led by as many as 64 points before the Rebels found their way to goal in the final quarter. Cauchi led the scoring with three goals, showing a devastating turn of pace for his second and excellent judgment of a wild bounce in the wind for his third. Behind the ball, Jake Lever was commanding in the air and joined by

James Ferry and Nathan Blair in showing courage and ability to read the play when the Rebels went long with the wind. Anthony Prestia had an eye-catching third term with his intercept marking and rebound off halfback, running through the wing. Matthew Merlo and Jake Owen were prolific ball winners, with Merlo’s one goal for the day — direct from a forward-line stoppage — summing up his effectiveness at winning and using the ball in traffic. Strength and conditioning director Steve Forcone reminded the players about the importance of recovery and preparing for the Cannons’ next interstate game. Calder plays Queensland Scorpions at Yeronga Oval in Brisbane this Saturday.

Calder coach gets off the mark BY TEO PELLIZZERI

Pack grab: Romsey’s Jake Lever takes a grab between Calder teammate Mitchell Jensen (28) and North Ballarat’s Xavier Vearing. Picture: Shawn Smits

CALDER Cannons coach Andrew Jago at last has a win to his name. The players waited for minutes, then insisted the coach stand in the centre of the circle during the club song after Saturday’s 54-point win against North Ballarat Rebels. Calder improved to two wins and three losses, but Jago did not coach the team’s first win of the season due to medical reasons. But in a competition where wins and losses are not what a coach lives and dies by, getting off the mark was barely mentioned beyond the sports

drink shower. ‘The difference was we started working, running hard and providing defensive coverage for each other,’’ Jago said. ‘‘For us to be a good side we can’t pick and choose when we want to be a good side. I didn’t think we worked hard enough in the first quarter. We were down in intensity. ‘‘In the players’ defence we responded when North Ballarat had the wind in the second quarter and outscored them. They changed their approach to the game. ‘‘We lowered our eyes, hit the ball up to targets rather than blazing away and letting the wind do it. And that led

to deeper entries into the forward 50m.’’ The conditions favoured small forward threats on a day where the wind was fluky, kicking both towards, and against, the scoring end. ‘‘Our major backs Ferry and Lever were very good in the air. We put Lever forward a couple of times trying to get that aerial supremacy ahead of the ball.’’ MORE ONLINE: See our action gallery from the match at sunbury weekly.com.au. For more TAC Cup reports join our social network — facebook.com/weeklyreviewsport & twitter.com/twrsport

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