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What’s on in our Shire Kindergarten Registrations 2014 Kindergarten and Pre-kinder registrations are invited for the following Council-managed kindergartens at: • Gisborne: • Kyneton: • Lancefield: • Macedon: • Riddells Creek: • Romsey: • Woodend:

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Applications for registration received after the 30 June 2013 will be accepted, however they will be treated as a ‘late application’ and a place will only be allocated if available. For more information about enrolments, visit Children who attended a three year old pre-kinder program must complete a new registration form for four year old Kindergarten. Eligibility • Kindergarten: children who turn 4 years of age on or before 30 April 2014 are eligible. • Pre-kinder: children who turn 3 on or before 31 January 2014 will be eligible to start at the beginning of Term 1. Children who turn 3 between 1 February and 30 April 2014 will be eligible to start in Term 2. A copy of the child’s Birth Certificate or Extract of Birth of Child or other proof of age must be submitted with your registration forms. Allocation Places for kindergarten and pre-kinder are allocated on eligibility and access criteria for kindergarten programs. Applications received after 30 June 2013 will be accepted, however they will be treated as a ‘late application’ and are subject to availability. How to Enrol Registration forms and information sheets are available online at and Council’s Service Centres listed below. For more information visit or contact our Early Years Service Support Officer on (03) 5422 0239.

Bridge and road closures in Carlsruhe and Tylden Carlsruhe Due to bridge structural works from 10 June to 19 July 2013 on Three Chain Road, Carlsruhe (between Rutters Lane and Chases Lane), detours will be in place via Cobb & Co Road, Anderson Road through to Dons Road and the Lancefield-Carlsruhe Road. Residents on Three Chain Road will still be able to access their properties. Tylden The northern bridge on Central Road, Tylden will be closed to all traffic from 12 June to 16 July 2013. Local traffic can access Central road, Tylden from the CarlsruheCentral Road end, Thompsons Lane or the Tylden-Woodend Road. Maps are available at all Customer Service Centres and for more information, contact our Operations department on 03 5422 0333.



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Notice of Preparation of Amendment C92 MACEDON RANGES PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Preparation of Amendment, Amendment C92 Macedon Ranges Shire Council has prepared Amendment C92 to the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme. The land affected by the amendment is: • Rear of 38A Bruce Street Macedon (Lot CM PS404199); • 6 Keating Street Macedon (Lots 28 and 29 LP987); • 57 Victoria Street Macedon (Lots 8 and 23 LP987); • 10 Bruce Street Macedon (Lots 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 LP11219); • 35 McBean Avenue Macedon (PC360087); • 11 McBean Avenue Macedon (Lots 11, 12, 13 and 14 LP13894); • Rear of 1A McBean Avenue Macedon (CP150488); • 84 Railway Place Macedon (Allotments 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 Sec. 86 Township of Macedon); • 37 Greene Street Macedon (Allotments 3, 5, 7 and 9 Sec. 86 Township of Macedon); • 23 Greene Street Macedon (Allotments 1 and 3 Sec. 87 Township of Macedon); • 6 Walton Street Macedon (PC370996); • 29 Hunter Street Macedon (Allotment 67 Parish of Macedon); • 404 Black Forest Drive Macedon (Allotment 68 Parish of Macedon); • 96 Railway Place Macedon (PC367192); • 10 Barkly Avenue (Lots 88, 89, 90 and 91 LP3273). The amendment proposes to: • Amend Clause 21.08 to include the Macedon Restructure Overlay Review, Final Report, 2012 in the list of Reference documents in the Planning Scheme. • Amend the Schedule to Clause 45.05 – Restructure Overlay to update: – RO4 – Bent Street Restructure Plan to Bent Street Restructure Plan – Revised 2013 – RO5 – Macedon South West Restructure Plan to Macedon South West Restructure Plan – Revised 2013 – RO10 Mt Macedon Restructure Area to Mt. Macedon Restructure Area – Revised 2013. • Amend the Schedule to Clause 45.05 Restructure Overlay to include: – RO14 – Hunter Street Restructure Plan • Delete RO10 from 29 Hunter Street and 404 Black Forest Drive and replace it with RO14. • Amend the Schedule to Clause 81.01 to update the Macedon Ranges Shire Restructure Area Plans, 1999 to the Macedon Ranges Shire Restructure Area Plans, 1999 (Revised 2013) The amendment proposes to amend the Macedon Ranges Shire Restructure Area Plans 1999 Incorporated Document to remove existing restrictions on specific lots to allow the potential for 17 additional dwelling lots to be developed across the Macedon township and to clarify the current restrictions affecting 96 Railway Place and 10 Barkly Avenue. You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at: • Macedon Ranges Shire Council offices: Woodend Service Centre Kyneton Administration Centre Cnr High and Forest Streets, Woodend 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton 9.30am – 5.00pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, 8.30am – 5.00pm weekdays Fri. 9.30am – 6.00pm Wed. Gisborne Administration Centre 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne Romsey Community Hub 8.30am – 5.00pm weekdays 96-100 Main Street, Romsey 9.30am – 5.00pm, Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri. 9.30am – 6.00pm, Thurs. • Macedon Ranges Shire Council’s website, • Department of Planning and Community Development’s website, Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Once received, submissions become public documents and will be available to be viewed by others. The closing date for submissions is 12 July 2013. A submission must be sent to the Director Planning and Environment, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151, Kyneton VIC 3444 or emailed to In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the Macedon Ranges Shire Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment (Authorisation A02452).

Notice of Amendment C67 Planning and Environment Act 1987 MACEDON RANGES PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Approval of Amendment Amendment C67 (Part 2) The Minister for Planning has approved Amendment C67 (Part 2) to the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme. The Amendment came into operation on 11 April 2013 being the date the Minister’s notice was published in the Government Gazette. The Amendment implements the recommendations of the Gisborne/ New Gisborne Outline Development Plan, Revised Final Report, September 2009 by: • Rezoning the following properties from the Rural Living Zone Schedule 5 to the Residential 1 Zone. – 72 - 74 Ferrier Road, New Gisborne (CP109628 and Lot 2 on LP132720) – 28 Ferrier Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on PS512493) – 2 Stern Way, New Gisborne (Lot 2 on PS626558) – 283 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on PS626558) – Part Crown Allotment 18 (Lot 1 TP95149), Ferrier Road, New Gisborne – Lot 1 on TP236111 (part south of railway line), 110 Hamilton Road, New Gisborne – Part of Lot 1 on TP830841, 199 Station Road, New Gisborne – Stern Way / Hurst Drive Road Reserve, New Gisborne • Introducing a new Schedule 16 to the Development Plan Overlay (DPO16) and applies the overlay to all land identified above and the following properties: – 231 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on TP343498) – 227 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on TP571500) – 223 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 4 on PS514860) – 205 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on PS514860) – 203 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on TP127105) – 201 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on TP160736) – 199 Station Road, New Gisborne (Part of Lot 1 on TP830841) – 195 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 1 on LP217569) – 191 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 2 on LP217569) – 189 Station Road, New Gisborne (Lot 3 on LP217569) • Rezoning Lot 1 on TP 863037, Sauer Road, New Gisborne from Rural Living Zone Schedule 5 to Industrial 1 Zone The following items were not approved: – Rezoning of land described as Lots 2 and 3 PS514860, Station Road, New Gisborne from the Residential 1 Zone to the Business 1 Zone. – Application of the Design and Development Overlay Schedule 20 to 28 Ferrier Road New Gisborne (Lot 1 on PS512493) and Part Crown Allotment 18 (Lot 1 TP95149), Ferrier Road. A copy of the amendment can be inspected, free of charge, at the Department of Planning and Community Development website, or during office hours, at any of Council’s offices listed below.

Contact Council General Enquiries 5422 0333 Rates Enquiries 5422 0322 Kyneton Town Hall Box Office 1300 888 802 Mail & tenders PO Box 151 Kyneton 3444 Facsimile 5422 3623 Email Administration Centres Kyneton 129 Mollison St Gisborne 40 Robertson St Service Centres Romsey Community Hub 96-100 Main St Woodend Library Cnr High and Forest Sts Emergency (After Hours) 1300 656 577




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Show us the money: Figment Theatre Company founder Rauri Barker (left) and Maggie Millar outside the Bluestone Theatre.

Friends see red over Bluestone building, built in 1860, is used by the Kyneton Theatre Company, which stages four shows a year. It’s a popular venue for youth theatre and one-act plays during the town’s Daffodil and Arts Festival. It complements the Kyneton Town Hall and mechanics institute. The cost to bring the theatre up to safety standards is estimated at $240,000. The council has been unsuccessful in its application for a $120,000 grant from the federal government’s Regional Development Australia Fund so has retracted its commitment to put $90,000 towards the theatre’s refurbishment. The friends have already raised $8000 for restoration. South ward councillor Sally Piper

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said the theatre was a significant community asset. “The problem is that we have so many competing projects. This budget is for 2013-14; it’s not the budget for forever. “We have a major growth plan under way which creates pressure on the budget. I’m all for getting the Bluestone Theatre up and running. I think it’s fantastic, but I’m conscious of competing projects shire-wide. It’s not to say we couldn’t juggle things around, but something has to give. We don’t have an endless bucket of money.� The friends group joined hands and hugged the Bluestone Theatre on Saturday in a bid to raise the profile of the group’s plight and get the council to fund the reopening.

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FRIENDS of Kyneton’s Bluestone Theatre have slammed the Macedon Ranges Council for not allocating money in its 2013-14 draft budget to fix the historic theatre, which has fallen into disrepair. The council shut the door on the theatre in July after an inspection found it didn’t meet safety requirements. The ‘friends’ are concerned that of the $4 million earmarked for capital works for recreation and culture in the suburb, money is allocated only to recreation projects and not for culture. The council has back-tracked on its decision in November to allocate

$90,000 to the theatre in the budget to help bring it back to life. Kyneton actor Maggie Millar is disappointed at the council’s neglect of the building. “I have played in theatres in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and the Bluestone is a real jewel,’’ she said. “For the council to neglect such an asset to patrons and performers, in favour of sporting and recreational activities, shows a disturbing lack of understanding of the importance of such creative endeavours in our lives. I only hope they will see the light, reconsider their position and follow through with the support they initially voted for.� The heritage-listed church



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Projects set to go ahead Hume council will continue with its spending and capital works in Sunbury as planned, despite the announcement of a vote on whether the town stays part of the municipality or secedes. Residents had raised with Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell and Northern Victoria MLC Donna Petrovich the issue of halting the sale of council-owned assets in Sunbury until a decision on the town’s future is made. Sunbury resident Adam Mizzi asked Ms Powell and Ms Petrovich whether the state government would step in and stop the sale of 275 Racecourse Road ahead of the vote. The council has been authorised by the planning minister to start a planning scheme amendment to rezone the land for development. Ms Powell and Ms Petrovich couldn’t say whether the sale would be halted. “It’s a bit premature at the moment,” Ms Powell said. ‘‘We need to allow them to have their vote and the panel makes the decision about the assets then.” Hume chief executive Domenic Isola said all council projects in Sunbury would continue as planned, as would the sale of 275 Racecourse Road.



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A CAN of worms has opened wide with the announcement of a poll to decide whether Sunbury sets up its own local government identity. The Weekly has been inundated with calls from residents of neighbouring Diggers Rest, which is primarily within the Melton city limits and has a rural rump in Hume. Residents of Bulla, Wildwood and Diggers Rest are among those who have been seeking answers on whether they would be included in the new shire. While Bulla and Wildwood are part of Hume, Diggers Rest sits on the border with most of the town being in Melton Council. “I was under the understanding that Diggers Rest and Bulla were meant to be part of the ‘Sunbury out of Hume’ study,” Sunbury south resident and Hume voter Margaret Abernethy said. “I have not seen anything about these two areas being included.” Meanwhile, upper house MP Bernie Finn, a Bulla resident and long-time proponent of a Sunbury breakaway from Hume, hoped his town would be included in a new Sunbury-centred municipality. But while he and Ms Abernethy have a chance to vote, along with other Hume residents, they have no idea whether their properties will be included in the proposed municipality or how a restructured council will stack up economically for future ratepayers. Local Government Minister

Jeanette Powell and the Liberals’ McEwen candidate Donna Petrovich initiated the October plebiscite. Diggers Rest resident Alan Coates votes in Melton but, like most people in his town, feels no kinship to their municipality’s main city. “To join Sunbury would be beneficial for schools, medical care, shopping, police and entertainment ... everything,” he said. Neighbour John Rowe said 95 per cent of Diggers Rest residents had little or no association with Melton. “We are much more connected to Sunbury than we will ever be to Melton,” he said. As reported by the Weekly last week, Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell and Northern Victoria MLC Donna Petrovich announced all Hume residents could have their say in a noncompulsory postal vote that closes on October 25. ‘Vote Yes for Sunbury’ campaign spokesman Ben Collier said there had been overwhelming support for the vote. He said people had raised the issue in person and on Facebook pages of Diggers Rest and other neighbouring towns being included in the vote. Ms Powell has dismissed any widening of the plebiscite. “The government is not considering any changes to municipal boundaries other than the Sunbury poll regarding the future of Hume Council.’’ A consultation meeting will be held from 7pm-8.30pm this Thursday at the Olive Tree Hotel, Evans Street, Sunbury. RSVP is needed. Phone 9208 3785.

Heroes: Brothers Josh (left) and Jesse Smith and Emily Rolley have put their swimming skills to good use.

Rescuers rise to challenge THREE Kyneton students have put their swimming skills to the ultimate test while on holidays by rescuing swimmers in distress. The students are part of a Learn to Swim program called AquaAware that is being run at the Kyneton Aquatic Centre. Brothers Jesse and Josh Smith were holidaying with their family when they noticed a woman stuck in a rip calling for help.

Aquatic centre manager Jon Ground said the brothers assessed the danger they confronted, alerted an adult and encouraged the victim to help herself. Another swimmer, Emily Rolley, also rescued a woman in distress from a jetty in Darwin. For details on AquaAware or Learn to Swim programs, call Lisa Pennington on 5421 1477.


Family violence soars in Hume

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Macedon Ranges Council representatives, the Wurundjeri Tribe and Land Compensation Cultural Heritage Council elders met grade 5-6 pupils from 11 primary schools across the shire as part of National Reconciliation Week. Pupils learnt about the history of the Wurundjeri people, the significance of Mount William Stone Axe Quarry and the Sunbury Earthen Rings.

BY ANGELA VALENTE and TARA MURRAY HUME has six times more crime than the Macedon Ranges police area, new figures show. The police figures, released last week, show crime in Hume jumped 8.1 per cent in the 12 months to March this year – from 14,440 to 15,253. Total crime in the Macedon Ranges police area, which includes the Mount Alexander shire, was up only 0.5 per cent – a total of 13 more offences – from 2451 to 2464. Family violence in Hume remains a key concern for police. There were 1044 cases of family violence reported to police in the municipality in the 12 months to March, up from 839. Hume’s Inspector Tim Hansen said the crime spike had been driven up by the increased reporting of family violence. “Currently in the [financial] year to date, crime against the person is up by 16 per cent with family violence counting for a lot of that,” he said. “It’s a real positive and really encouraging that people are reporting [violence] and getting the proper support. ‘‘I hope the continuing rise in reporting will help drive the culture that it’s [family violence] not all right, and hopefully the figure will start to drop. “The Hume family violence unit focuses on breaking the cycle of abuse and from this we have seen great statistical improvements in the number of referrals made, the number of charges laid and the number of protective orders instigated by police.” Residential burglaries were up 19.2 per cent in the 12 months to March, while all other burglaries rose 33.7 per

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‘I hope the continuing rise in reporting will help drive the culture that it’s [family violence] not all right.‘

particularly Roxburgh Park and Craigieburn, were ongoing. “We have increased our patrols in hotspots areas in the last three months and seen a significant drop in burglary, so that figure will drop,” he said. ‘‘While year-to-date figures indicate an increase in all burglary crime themes, since my arrival in February [this year], we are starting to see positive results in all areas.” • Three men have been arrested over a string of alleged armed holdups, including two in the Macedon Ranges last week. The hold-ups were at a Macedon service station at 4.30am last Monday and a service station in Gisborne at 4.30am on Wednesday.

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Landcare grant the toast of town BY ANGELA VALENTE A $44,000 grant will help wine growers in the Macedon Ranges and Sunbury area better manage vine health in a changing climate. The Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association will receive the community Landcare grant from the federal government’s sustainable agriculture stream of Caring for our Country. Association president Hew Richards said the grant would be used to run workshops to help growers manage soil nutrition and monitor plants for sustainable grape production. “This grant will assist the region’s wine-makers in meeting environmental expectations for quality and environmental stewardship among neighbours, consumers and retailers,’’ he said. “The high standard of grapegrowing and careful use of fertilisers will lead to healthy plants that are better able to withstand the environmental challenges such as


hotter, drier seasons.” The Australian Wine Research Institute will consult growers and hold training workshops in ‘managing grapevine nutrition in a changing climate’ and ‘integrated pest management for changing viticultural environments’. Growers from the Heathcote and Bendigo wine regions will be invited to take part in the workshops. McEwen MP Rob Mitchell announced the grants last week. “People in groups like Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association, who live and work in the community, have local knowledge and solutions to make a real difference to keep Australia’s productive land healthy, resilient and sustainable,” he said. The Macedon Ranges wine region extends from Mount William in the east to Metcalfe in the north, Daylesford in the west and Gisborne in the south. Mr Richards said the region was known for its cool climate, especially cold nights, resulting in an extended ripening time. “Harvest time is often late

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autumn, among the latest in Australia,” he said. Other projects funded include the Victorian Serrated Tussock Working Party, based in Riddells Creek, which received $55,000 for work along Jacksons Creek and the Upper



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THREE years after his death, the memory of Rupertswood footballer Stephen Buckman lives on through the Defib Your Club for Life program. Stephen, 20, died from a suspected cardiac arrest after collapsing during a club training session on May 27, 2010. Over the weekend, Defib Your Club for Life organisers held three events in Sunbury to raise money for the program and to honour Stephen. The money raised will be used to buy new defibrillators for not-forprofit community or sports groups in need of a machine. “We get approached to give out defibrillators and have given away 1500,” said Stephen’s mum Sue Buckman. “This [offering defibrillators to groups] is our way of saying thank you for the local support which has been shown to us. — Tara Murray Details: 1300 880 309 or info@






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GAMING venues in Hume will face stricter guidelines under a new policy to be introduced by the council. The policy is based on the views of residents, community health and wellbeing agencies, and gaming venues from surveys done in 2010. The major changes under the new policy mean: • Gaming machines will not be approved if the council determines there will be a detrimental impact on the local community; and • The council won’t support new gaming venues on its land. Recent figures from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation show Hume residents spent $82.4 million on gaming machines between July last year and April this year – the seventhhighest in the state. Almost $8 million was gambled in

April alone, with the most spent at Gladstone Park Hotel. Cr Drew Jessop said the new policy was an important document. “EGMs [electronic gaming machines] are too widely accessible and don’t improve residents’ social lives, ” he said. Cr Jessop said the new policy would lead to changes in the way the council looked at licensing new venues. “There is now a policy on not promoting or sponsoring events at an EGM venue where the central focus is on gaming,” Cr Jessop said. Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou said there needed to be more facilities and venues which did not include gaming. “It [gambling] does affect the family and many others around the family . . . they say for every gambler it affects five or six people,” she said.

AN art gallery was unveiled at Sunbury Downs College last week to give students a permanent reminder of their work. The gallery will showcase the creations of students from all years. Teacher Tiffanie Radziminski said the gallery would allow the school to develop its arts program further and to celebrate its young artists. “It’s about growing the pride and achievement for students,” she said. “It [the gallery] is going to be utilised by years 7-12 students to display their work and provide an excellent opportunity for the arts, design, media and technology students. “We have exhibitions every year and this gives us a permanent space to hold them in.” She said winners of the school’s annual VCE principals acquisition prize would also have their work on display in the gallery.

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They’re not exactly birds of a feather, but spotters and twitchers share equal enthusiasm thusiasm for documenting their treasured subjects, as Sarah Harris observes. places in Melbourne.” It was also the logical place to install Railpage’s first IP webcam or “railcam”, fulfilling Evans’ ambition to make the hobby accessible to everyone. Rail fans across the country can now gunzel day and night from the comfort of their armchairs, thanks to the installation of an infra-red motion-detection camera on the rooftop of a workshop overlooking the tunnel. And if you imagine there’s not a lot of subscribers, think again. Evans, a senior IT professional, reveals that the Bunbury Street railcam attracts an average of 3000 views a day. Since being installed two years ago, the Flickr-based photostream has received more than 1.7 million views and captured 130,000 images of train movements. Delaney, who provides the meta data to support the photo archive, explains it allows people to gunzel down the line. “It comes though here; I post it so that people living up at, say, Tallarook, Seymour or Broadford have the heads-up so they’re able to set themselves up ready for the action.” Delaney’s own interest is chiefly in the big diesel freighters. “It’s just an interest,” she says. “There are rail fans from all walks of life. Some are just interested in infrastructure, some are into stations, others like steam locos and passenger trains.” Some, like Rodney Nugent – a fellow

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1. Shane Mullen and his son Thomas watch the planes land at Melbourne Airport. 2. Brian Evans (R) and fellow train spotter Michelle Delaney (L) watching out from railway bridge as train comes through the corner of Moreland Street and Bunbury Street, Footscray. 3. David Torr of Werribee Wagtails looks for birds at the Werribee Western Treatment Plant.



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o the casual onlooker, Michelle Delaney might just have stopped at Footscray’s Bunbury Street railway overpass to admire the city backdrop, but her eyes are firmly on the track. “Ah, here you go ... this is the MS4 and that’s NR13 on the lead,” Delaney says, instantly recognising an old friend as it approaches the tunnel. Delaney may just be the only woman in Australia who can correctly identify every locomotive and lash-up (locomotives linked together) in and out of the Footscray freight portal, but she is by no means alone in her interest. Trainspotting – the quintessential boys’ own pastime of the ’50s and ’60s – is re-emerging from the underground as a thoroughly hi-tech hobby. Forget the anorak and pocket journal. The gunzels, as rail enthusiasts proudly call themselves, are streaming live, employing ultra-slim laptops and phone apps, with much of the action being captured on the South Kensington-West Footscray line. “The western suburbs is the main playing field for trainspotters because this is where most of the freight comes through,” Brian Evans, owner of Railpage, Australia’s largest railways-oriented website, explains. “Bunbury Street is the mecca. When people want to spot trains, this is one of the best


Steam trains were also a first love for Dave Torr although now, as a member of the Werribee Wagtails, it’s birds he spots. “There’s a lot more variety in birds,” he says. “I guess if you’re looking at steam trains there might be 50 and you’ve seen them all. And you are certainly not going to get an exotic steam train 2 flying in from Siberia.’’ And here at the Western Treatment Plant – one of the premier bird-watching sites in Victoria – you just never know what you might see. A third of all the bird species that have been recorded in Australia – including the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot – have been spotted on this 10,500-hectare working treatment plant between Melbourne and Geelong. A visit to the treatment plant is an eyeopener. It’s been transformed by world’s-best environmental practice into wetlands of international significance. “I think everyone who uses the toilet should come to this place and just see what we can do, how we can turn something that for a long time was considered just waste into something valuable and really important on an international level,” Melbourne Water education programs co-ordinator Chris Lunardi says. “It’s gorgeous now. As soon as you come in here your perception of what a sewage treatment plant should be changes. Birders from all over the world know and appreciate this place,” Torr adds. “It rates up there with places like Kakadu.” We have barely arrived at the first pond before Torr identifies the red-kneed dotterel, banded stilt, pink-eared duck, black-shouldered kite and a brolga. His enthusiasm and knowledge create a real feel for this gentle hobby. “It’s something you can do anywhere, at any age,” he says. “There’s a reasonable gender balance, but it can get quite competitive with lists on the internet of how many birds people have seen. “Most of the people with big lists are men. The women are perhaps more interested in the actual birds,” he jokes. Torr’s own sightings run to just over 720 species seen in Australia. “The guy who has the record has about 820. “I will probably never get that other 100. There are probably only about a half dozen or so left to get on the mainland, but a lot of birds go to places like Christmas Island, the Cocos Islands and Ashmore Reef.” For his part, Torr is more than happy to keep focusing his binoculars on the Werribee wetlands. As we watch and wait, a swamp wallaby hops into view, looking directly our way – it seems he’s spotting humans. “Now that’s a first,” Torr laughs.



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Macedon Ranges Council has decided to send yet another sistercity delegation of council officers to Japan, this time to a place called Tokai. This is at least the third such delegation from the shire to Japan, together with one visit from a Japanese delegation, in the past seven years. But what has been the economic benefit from this program other than airlines selling seats? Now to the casual ratepayer struggling with the high cost of living. With the council planning to further increase rates by 6.9per cent this year, this trip looks for all intents and purposes to be a junket. Also troubling about this decision is that mayor Jukes used his casting vote in the tied decision to approve $1500 for general expenses. He will be jetting off to lead this visit. Use of the casting vote by the mayor may not be a conflict of interest but it sure doesn’t look good. Sister city relationships are of

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dubious value and to the average person they appear to be more about fulfilling travel ‘bucket’ wishlists than any real commercial or trade value to the community. With $20,000 for sister city visits allocated in the proposed 20132014 council budget papers it is a luxury the ratepayers cannot afford. But if we must have sister city relationships they should be to destinations where the economies are growing and dynamic, such as China where there may be a chance for economic benefit. I call on the mayor to tangibly demonstrate to the community any economic benefits of the previous sister city liaisons before throwing more ratepayer money at them. David Kemp, Lancefield Time for mayor, CEO to explain

It’s disappointing to see the Hume mayor engage in petty party politics based on unconfirmed statements. His irrational response of “. . . we do not understand why a


local representative would give weight to a myth about a lack of service by council that is being propagated by a vocal minority” shows that mayor Geoff Porter will use unconfirmed reports and myths to debate a serious local issue and is willing to lower his and the council’s colours in a political point-scoring exercise. The mayor questions the government’s realignment of funding. Maybe he would like to explain how the average rates in Hume, from 1998-99 to 201213, went from $684 to $1669 (a 144 per cent increase) when CPI has risen by only 50 per cent in the same period. Maybe the mayor and CEO should explain why they have been asleep at the wheel while the ratepayers suffer increasing costs. Maybe it’s time the mayor and CEO heard the vocal majority and facilitated a smooth transition to a new Sunbury shire. Ben Collier, spokesman for the Vote ‘Yes’ for Sunbury campaign

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Training stacks up in pub fire BY ANGELA VALENTE

to return to the bar. “The open fire had not been lit since [last year] and probably hadn’t been cleaned,” Mr Magrath said. “There was too much paper product put into the fire and the flames were whirling up the stack. “The heat at the top of the chimney was too much.” The Kyneton fire was the second blaze at Macedon Ranges pubs within one week. On May 23, an alarm was raised at the Pig and Whistle Hotel in Trentham East after a patron noticed flames coming from behind the wall above a wood heater in the front bar. Eight trucks from Trentham, Kyneton, Woodend, Tylden and Spring Hill attended the blaze. It took about 32 firefighters to douse the flames. Trentham Fire Brigade Captain Brian Smith said damage was estimated at $50,000.

KYNETON Fire Brigade training was put to the test last week after a fire broke out at Shamrock Hotel. Captain Brett Magrath said the brigade had just finished a training session on chimney fires when it was called to the hotel on Monday night. Sparks were seen coming from the top of the pub’s chimney. “It certainly is a coincidence. We had finished our training early, about 9pm, when two of our young members had come running back saying ‘there are flames coming from the hotel’s chimney’,” Mr Magrath said. It took firefighters about 40 minutes to control the fire, which was confined to the chimney. Six trucks from Kyneton, Tylden, Carlsruhe and Bendigo, and a cherry picker, were used to douse the flames. By 11.30pm patrons were able


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FOR a new football club like East Sunbury, creating the right culture is an important step. That’s why the club has joined forces with the Essendon District Football League and the Hume police youth resource office to help guide its younger players. As part of the program, the club held a ‘Looking after our mates’ session last Tuesday aimed at reducing the impact of drug and alcohol-related incidents on the road. The session was a joint initiative of the Australian Drug Foundation, the Victorian Community Road Safety Partnership Program and Victoria Police. Club president Peter Methven said the young players were at an age where they could be influenced to go down the wrong track, which the program was aimed at stopping. “We have a lot of young fellas subjected to bad influences,” Methven said. “This program makes them aware of the consequences and

MORE work will be done to further cement Woodend and Kyneton as arts hubs and attract more visitors. Parliamentary secretary for regional and rural development Damian Drum announced a $30,000 state government grant last week for an arts-focused feasibility study. The project will see Macedon Ranges, Mount Alexander and Hepburn shires jointly market and develop the region’s visual arts sector. Macedon Ranges council cultural development co-ordinator Robyn Till says the shire has many artists. “This study will look at ways to support, engage and develop opportunities for artists to get into the marketplace,” she said. Mr Drum said central Victoria had five times more people employed in the arts than the Victorian average. “Thriving cultural communities such as Daylesford, Castlemaine, Kyneton and Woodend are developing an impressive reputation for their production of quality visual art,’’ he said.



Kicking goals: Police officer Peter Scherer advise players how to stay on course and not develop bad habits.

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Michael Russell said the partnership would also help the club’s junior program. “Through the partnership with the EDFL and Victoria Police,

East Sunbury is working on an under16 program based on participation, fitness, skill development, leadership and player performance,” he said.

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FOR 15 years, Woodend’s Jenny Shaw has been nurturing her artistic talent with the town’s art group. Painting may be her hobby, but Mrs Shaw also has a natural creative ability as a pianist. “I have always liked drawing,’’ she says. ‘‘I didn’t really concentrate on my art much before I joined the Woodend Art Group. “I don’t paint every day, but I would like to.” This weekend, the group holds an exhibition of works. There will be demonstrations of creating art from June 7-10, with framed and unframed works for sale. The exhibition is part of the Woodend Winter Arts Festival. About 5000 visitors are expected for this weekend’s festival, which is shaping up to be the biggest yet. It showcases some of the best in local and international talent. The festival, in its ninth year, brings together Australian and international

On show: Jenny Shaw with one of her paintings titled Red Umbrella.

talent from the music, literature and visual arts communities. On Friday, the festival starts with Johann Sebastian Bach’s Mass in B minor featuring soprano Greta Bradman. Bach’s six celebrated Brandenburg Concertos are also on the program. The evening will feature the Tony Gould Quartet and include a traditional fireworks display, the first free event of the weekend.

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HUME council is considering spending more than $2 million over the next four years as part of its skate, scooter and BMX plan. The plan, approved by council last Monday, includes updating skate parks and looking at new facilities. There are 14 skate, scooter and BMX centres across Hume, including six BMX tracks and eight skate/scooter parks. A feasibility study will be done for an indoor skate, scooter and/or BMX venue. In Sunbury, the council is considering developing BMX/dirt jumps and skate venues, as well as upgrading the Sunbury skate park, making the Sunbury BMX track a regional facility, and building a neighbourhood skate park in Bulla. The council is also looking at decommissioning the Sunbury skate bowl. Cr Helen Patsikatheodorou said the plan would help young people

‘If we can target young people, we can stop the obesity rate increasing.’ stay active in the community. “The report like the one we have in front of us encourages residents to get out and be active, especially our youth. ‘‘If we can target young people, we can stop the obesity rate increasing.” Cr Casey Nunn said it was important for the council to provide children with recreational facilities. Cr Jack Medcraft said the council also needed to take measures to ensure that those using the skate parks were wearing helmets. — Tara Murray The plan is out for public consultation until June 28. Details:


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PEOPLE who lived at the Sunbury Mental Hospital and were buried in unmarked graves will continue to be remembered through a memorial garden at the Sunbury cemetery. Friends of the Sunbury Cemetery Advisory Committee (FSCAC), the Sunbury Rotary Club, Friends of Emu Bottom Wetlands Reserve and Friends of the Holden Reserve have worked together to create the garden. FSCAC chairman Ian Sutherland said it was very satisfying to have completed the work. “We started planning this project with the Sunbury Cemetery Trust in August 2012,” he said. “Its construction is dedicated to those patients from the Sunbury Mental Hospital who are buried in unmarked graves in the cemetery and whose names were recorded on the plaques in the recently erected rotunda. “We had a good number of volunteers and this project will

help improve the appearance of the cemetery. ‘‘It is fair to say the project would not have been achieved without the dedicated enthusiasm of members of the cemetery friends who have devoted many hours of work on this and related projects.” The Sunbury Family History Society had also been behind the push for creation of the garden to honour the former hospital residents. Plant varieties at the garden include dietes, choisya, doryanthes and gazania rigens. Hume council provided many of the plants for the garden, which honours between 500 and 600 people. Mr Sutherland said the advisory committee was looking for new volunteers. “We need some new ideas, fresh blood and new energy,” he said. “We meet once every three months and it’s a good community group to be part of.” Mr Sutherland said the garden would be officially opened at a cemetery open day in August.

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The most common injury is an “inversion sprain”, which is a result of a sudden twisting inwards of the foot and ankle. Often the patient recalls hearing a “snapping” sound and experiences immediate pain over the outside of the ankle. Depending on the severity of the injury he/she may not be able to weightbear on the leg.

Aikido is a Japanese form of selfdefence that involves no kicking or punching and requires little physical strength. Students are taught how to move their bodies, arms and legs into positions to defend themselves. Hapikido is a Korean martial art which also focuses on selfdefence using kicks, punches and other striking attacks. Traditional weapons may also be used, including swords, ropes, canes, staffs and nanchaku. Brazilian jiu jitsu focuses on self-defence through grappling and ground work (fighting). It promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger assailant by using leverage and proper technique. Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines music and dance with selfdefence. Participants form a circle and take turns playing instruments, singing or sparring in pairs marked by sweeps, kicks and headbutts. Now all that’s left to do is decide which type of martial arts to learn!

Within 24 hours the ankle becomes swollen and bruising may become evident over the outside of the foot and into the toes. Most ankle movements hurt. The acute management of this type of injury is the R.I.C.E. program and crutches and immediate assessment is required to rule out a fracture. If there is no fracture the injury usually results in a tear of the lateral ligaments of the joint. It is essential that such injuries are fully assessed and a rehab program is commenced. This should be started day 2 following the injury and must include range of motion, strengthening and balance retraining exercises. The ankle should also be protected from further damage and this is done successfully with taping or with a brace. Studies have shown that 85% of such injuries recover fully with a graduated rehab program. The other 15% may require various surgical procedures.

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Real Estate Today Should Investors Look at Commercial Property? Investing in residential property is one thing, while investing in commercial property is yet another. So anyone considering commercial property investing that, heretofore, was an investor in homes/units should proceed with caution. It may be true that commercial tenants are long-term and will usually pay all outgoings, but keep in mind that most start up ventures fail to last the distance. If you are expecting to find a blue-chip tenant, then you will need to have a blue-chip property. And such properties usually


start around $500,000 and may be several million. Location is important to residential buyers as well as commercial, but the criteria differ. A quiet home on a cul-de-sac may appeal to a family, whereas a shopkeeper will want strong foot traffic. Truck turning ratios and office fit-outs require a different perspective to home renovation and off-street parking. The commercial investor has to be prepared that the interior of their property may not suit the prospective tenant, so someone will have to pay for alterations. Just who that is may depend on how competitive the commercial rental market is at the time. Also, while commercial returns have been characteristically higher, they have also fallen with the interest rates. In the final analysis, commercial investing is quite different. So if you enter this field, it’s


good to do so with a varied portfolio of properties including the more traditionally safe and sound houses and units. If I can be of assistance with the any property investment, feel free to phone me, John Dunlop,

on 9744 2555 or to call into our friendly offices at Sunbury and Gisborne for immediate assistance. ●

54 Evans Street, Sunbury 9744 2555 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne 5428 2800 18 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


JUNE 4, 2013

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A 4 B.R. brick residence incorporating French Provincial style

appointments with an outside Tuscan look - within stunning Paul Bangay designed gardens Outside entertaining area includes swimming pool in its own private Tuscan courtyard and lake pavillion - overlooking ornamental dam. Suited to luxurious family living. Multiple shedding, horse paddocks.

Auction Sat 29th June at 11.00am - on site Melbourne (03) 9866 5588 0408 576 582 0418 317 440

Sophisticated country living This modern family home has all the right features, writes Carole Levy


uilt on 0.2 hectares by Macquarie Homes, this seven-year-old sandstone-brick house trumpets a fine welcome through automatic gates flanked by sandstone walls and a curving driveway lined with Manchurian pear trees. Sandstone is used artfully in the landscaping, delineating a lower terrace lawn, a gravelled parking area and front gardens dotted with exotic specimen trees. The house lives up to its grand entry, not so much for any bells and whistles but for the sheer liveability and clever design of its living

and relaxation spaces. A neutral colour palette is offset by laminated timber flooring, splashes of colour in feature walls, a couple of corbelled arches and streamlined roman blinds. Beyond a paved verandah, the entry hall leads to the main bedroom with bay window, walkthrough twin wardrobes and en suite. The hall continues into the extra-large, tri-zone living hub, which is preceded by a carpeted lounge room. In-wall sliders open from the family room to a carpeted rumpus room with fourdoor storage closet.

The bright kitchen has a three-door pantry, wine rack, wall oven, gas cooktop and Bosch dishwasher. Two more bedrooms are down a second hallway, close to the main bathroom and laundry with storage. A bank of bi-fold doors open to a deck, with water feature, which links with an outdoor room with pizza oven and mains gas barbecue This integrates with a large room with ADSL and Foxtel connection - a fine office, teenage retreat or party pad.

2 Abbey Court, Gisborne

Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Lounge, family-meals, rumpus, office/studio The rest: Zoned gas central heating and evaporative cooling, deck, outdoor room with mains barbecue and pizza oven, water feature, garden shed, water tank, double carport, double garage Price: $650,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Gisborne, 5428 2800


54 Evans St, Sunbury 9744

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

9744 2555 5428 2800


2 Baltusrol Court Sunbury




For the 1st home buyer or astute investor. Large block with 3 bedrooms, BIRs, ensuite, good size kitchen/meals, large lounge room, bathroom, laundry, patio and carport. Inspection highly recommended.

A low maintenance garden setting within close proximity to the Spavin Drive lake and walking track. Features 3 bedrooms, WIR, BIRs, spacious kitchen, meals, family, lounge, dining, 2 way bathroom and covered entertaining.

AUCTION SATURDAY 29TH JUNE @ 11.30AM INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.30-1.00PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

FOR SALE $349,000 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Sunbury PARKLAND VIEWS This fully fenced allotment of approx 780m² offers pleasant rear views over the adjacent parkland. All services are available and reasonable covenants apply.

11 Farrell Street New Gisborne PRICED TO SELL FOR SALE $225,000 INSPECT PLANS AT OFFICE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Contemporary style family home with side access to a private and secure backyard. Offering open plan kit/dining/family, sep lounge, decked ent area, dbl carport plus garage with workshop. Currently tenanted with an excellent rental return.

FOR SALE $430,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800


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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

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

54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

Shops 13 & 16/114-126 Evans Street Sunbury

9744 2555 5428 2800




Looking for a superfund investment or retirement plan ? Here are two opportunities up for Auction, both tenants’ are on 5 year leases with 5 year options, fixed annual increases and outgoings paid by tenants.

Looking for an investment, Superfund option or retirement plan? Then become a Landlord with the security of a 5 year lease and 1 X 5 option. Excellent rental return and tenant pays outgoings. Approx 630m2 of prime Gisborne Real Estate. Units 1,2,5 & 6 are all part of this property for sale.


9 Branigan Court Sunbury

FOR SALE $2,500,000.00 INSPECT BY APPOINTMENT CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

17 Alcheringa Court Gisborne



Meticulously presented and maintained this court located home offers a private garden setting. Feats 3 brs, ens, WIR, BIRs, kit, meals, 2 living areas. Decked entertaining, gate access to lock up garage and double carport.

FOR SALE $379,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

FOR SALE $609,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Simply move in and enjoy this energy efficient 4 bedroom home with stunning views to Mt. Macedon. Offering 3 spacious living areas, quality fittings, double garage, private alfresco and landscaped gardens.


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NEAT AS A PIN 3 bedrooms, kitchen/ meals area, gas and electric cooking, dishwasher, lounge room, gas heating, bathroom, laundry, double powered garage, off street parking

THE PERFECT HIDE AWAY 4 br family home on 5 acres, ens, BIR’s, large kit, dining, two large living, ducted heat and wood fire heating, evap cool, dble gge, ménage, barn, 4 paddocks, town water.

BRAND NEW 3 bedrooms, built in robes, open plan kitchen/meals/family area, gas and electric cooking, ducted heating, bathroom, laundry, carport, garden shed.

‘Clover Cottage’ 3 br, ensuite, formal and informal living, gas ducted htg, dbl garage. Close to all amenities.

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POSITION & SPACIOUS This lovely 2 storey townhouse with northerly aspect has 3 brs, living, kit, dining, family, court yard & double garage. Walking distance to township & easy freeway access.

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NEAT AND TIDY This neat and tidy 3 br home inc sep lounge, kitchen/dining area, split system and rear access to property. Short distance to school, township and train station.

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5428 2544


Lots 1-6 Rockglen Way (off Dalrymple Road) “Rockglen Estate” - Exclusive Country Lifestyle Allotments. Six Blocks - Each 9.6 acres (3.9ha). Lot 6 Sold. Stunning views to Macedon Ranges • Magnificent homesites • Rolling pastures • Fully fenced featuring drystone pillars & post/rail entrances • Sealed road • 4 min drive to beautiful & vibrant Gisborne township • 40 minutes freeway drive to CBD/ Airport 25 mins. approx. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $475,000 TO $495,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 22 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


JUNE 4, 2013


12 Ladd Road

FOR LEASE High exposure in active business district. Tilt slab factory/warehouse, double container height, drive through access, office, manager’s quarters including kitchen, bed/sitter, shower room, w.c., staff facilities, parking. Floor area 530m² (approx).

FOR LEASE: PRICE: $2,710 PCM + OUTGOINGS. VIEW: By appointment.


5428 2544 GISBORNE

Upper Offices, Brantome St

FOR LEASE - UPPER LEVEL Available as a whole or 2 separate tenancies. Modern, centrally located building/upper level, superbly fitted out offices, air conditioned.Total Area -353m² approx. plus balconies. 10 individual offices, conference/meeting room, board room, reception area, kitchen and staff facilities. Allocated parking at rear. Only 52 km approx. from Melbourne CBD. Available Now. FOR LEASE: VIEW: By appointment

163 Walsh Road


6 Green Gully Close

“Friar’s Lodge” - On 8 hectares approx. Home Plus Improvements. 2 storey residence looking for TLC offers 3 living areas, 3 bedrooms, open fire place & slow combustion heater. Hardwood floor boards, double garage, views over property & forest. Several paddocks, loose boxes, stock yards, cleared & timbered country.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $490,000 - $520,000 VIEW: By appointment



FOR A HUGE RANGE OF LAND FROM JUST $205,000 (short and long settlements available)

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

~ Morningside Estate - 1,335m² ~ Perhaps Last Opportunity to Purchase in Gisborne’s Premier Location An elevated allotment in peaceful court. Nature reserve both opposite and to the rear. Fantastic views/aspects. Superb residential location with undulating natural terrain, mature native trees, magnificent landscaping & quality homes. Convenient to schools and township. Plans available for luxury residence. View it and you’ll love it! AUCTION: Saturday 29th June at 11.00am PRICE: PRIOR OFFERS INVITED

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 JUNE 4, 2013




Lot B, 21 Ormerod Court

~ 2178m² ~ Secluded building allotment. Prime, established, low density residential location.

5428 2544 GISBORNE

4 Rebecca Way

Brand new & stylish! Possible stamp duty savings. Land approx. 656m².

Private and sheltered with driveway, fencing, established trees and shrubs.Town sewer, natural gas, town water and electricity available. Before you buy on the outskirts of town, you need to view this quality allotment.

Approx. 24 squares of high quality living (30 squares under roof) comprising 4 generous bedrooms, 3 living areas, beautiful kitchen, ensuite, powder room, family bathroom + laundry. Integrated double garage & under cover outdoor entertaining area. Masses of storage, contemporary & sophisticated décor, high ceilings, stainless steel appliances and much more. A home to be very proud of.




2 Price Drive


5 Jonathan Road

Family Home in Elevated Location. Land 6,616m² approx. (1½ acres).

Elevated Blue Ribbon Location. Over 6,000m² (1.5 Acres Approx.) A must see!

Rustic location. Home offering 3 b/rms & study (or 4th b/rm). Sitting room, large family room with access to undercover outdoor living area. Well equipped kitchen. Sunroom & dbl garage. Private gardens, rolling lawns & shade trees, shedding & storage.

Homestead style family resid. on superb allotment -fenced garden area & wildlife haven. 5 B/rms, full ensuite to master, lounge -O.F.P. & bay window, formal dining, Blackwood kitchen/meals & family/rumpus. Polished timber floors, 2.7m ceilings, split system air con, wood heater. Dble garage/ workshop.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $565,000 VIEW: by appointment

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $820,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm

11 Scenic Court

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne



12 Gap Road

Comfortable & Affordable in Estab. Neighbourhood. Land Approx. 679m².

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

Opposite parkland & within easy striking distance of township. 3 B/R BV home -good sized lounge + sep kitchen/dining area, fresh & appealing bathroom & laundry. Paved area at rear plus large c/bond garage with concrete floor. Great starter home or investment property.

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!

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $349,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.00 - 11.30am

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $550,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30 am

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 24 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


JUNE 4, 2013


Elegance and acreage


n four acres, this elevated house with splitlevel living zones offers an enviable country lifestyle. The house has three bedrooms including a main with parents’ retreat; a lounge with exposed ceiling beams; dining area and a living room with an internal staircase to a downstairs gymnasium/study, which has a shower. There’s also an updated kitchen, timber decking, gas ducted heating and a Coonara. Externally, there’s a host of impressive features including a dual entry double garage with power connected, hot and cold water,

storage and a wine cellar. There’s also a woodshed and a workshop, garden sheds, an aviary and a barbecue room. A 30 square metre American-style barn also has power, heating and water facilities. It is presently used as a stable block. The property also has a dam.

33 Spencer Road, Woodend

Price: $720,000-$760,000 Private sale Agent: Gisborne Real Estate, 5428 8895


5428 2544 46 Skyline Drive Ideal Family Home in Sought After Location. Beautifully Established Garden with Rural Views. Land Approx. 2,044m². Accommodation offers entry hall, 3 brms, study, lounge, kitchen/meals/family room, ensuite, family bathroom & huge laundry.The home is well equipped, fresh décor and a family friendly floor plan. Outside provides a double garage & large under cover outdoor living area.The mature garden is a delight, showcasing rural views at the rear.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $595,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 JUNE 4, 2013





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Servicing All Macedon Ranges



Escape to a Mt Macedon lifestyle! This 3BR (ES) plus study Cedar home on huge 1356M2 offers so much. Stylish, with timber floors, lovely formal lounge, plus casual living. Vaulted entry, private yards, carport, fantastic storage sheds and natural gas heating! Adjoining block for sale separately!




6236SQM - 1.5+ acres! Highest quality residence with development (STCA) concept plans available R1 zoning. Views, prestige locale! 3BR, studio, lounge, family, casual lounge, State of the Art kitchen and bathrooms. Shedding. An exemplary indoor pool in its own pool house integrated to the home. Backs onto Vancleve Crescent.

P.O.A. – Development (STCA)



So very private with FOUR yes FOUR bedrooms! Main BR DOWNSTAIRS. Perfect for “lock up and go” or busy families, investors, a wide range of buyers! In the throb of township so enjoy the local facilities all within easy walking! Cosmopolitan living in Country Environment!




Impressive larger family home very close to station! Exquisite 4BR, study, formal lounge/dining, family living/dining, sep rumpus, DLUG, shed, superb IG pool. With fantastic outdoor living area. Everything for a large family.




Strikingly picturesque 4+ acres, dam, sealed road. Big house, big living rooms, 3BR, sep gym(shower) or home office. American barn with loft (ideal stable block) plus many useful outbuildings. DLUG with storage, sep wine cellar. Quality country lifestyle property.

$720,000 - $760,000



Undeniably superior landscaped dream home! High ceilings, big rooms. 4BR plus study. Beautiful jarrah kitchen with granite - theme continued throughout all wet areas. Central living/dining room, rumpus/billiards. Outdoor living, shedding, superb location. So much more and everything to impress!

$570,000 - $595,000




This is it! Charm and convenience! Stylish rendered brick town house close to station, cafe, tavern. 2 BR, (BIR)formal lounge, sep family room off gorgeous kitchen with gas cooking, granite benchtops, big bathroom, sep laundry. Patio, LUG and storage. High quality throughout!


7/38 Brantome Street Gisborne 28 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


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Huge 1543SQM with an approx 30sq luxury 4BR home. Nth facing living rooms, 6.5 star energy rating. Sep formal lounge, enormous family/dining room, study or sitting room. Exquisite kitchen - just pristine! In a very desirable prestigious neighbourhood! Magnificently presented.

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2076 Melbourne-Lancefield Road Ideal for first home buyers or excellent investment opportunity Accommodation includes sitting room, open plan kitchen/family meals area, three bedrooms, bathroom and laundry.

Romsey 18 Clover Crescent (off Robb Drive)

Reserve Price $310,000 View Sat 8 June 12-12.30pm Sat 15 June 2-2.30pm John Keating 0419 880 444 Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Price $675,000

Immaculate â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;As Newâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Family Entertainer in Quiet Court Location View Sat 15 June 1-1.30pm or by appointment Superb family home of four bedrooms plus study and theatre room has been Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347 finished to perfection and is sited on a wonderful large block of 1500m2.


29 Buckland Street Renovators Delight or Ideal Unit Development Site

Reserve Price $295,000

Woodend 9 Ashbourne Road

Price Now $380,000

View Sat 8 June 11-11.30am John Keating 0419 880 444 A very cosy three bedroom weatherboard cottage on a generous 1150m2 block within the central town precinct and with good unit development potential (STCA). Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347

Looked Before? Look Again! Fantastic Investment Opportunity. Four bedroom 1950s weatherboard cottage and established garden on a conveniently positioned block close to everything Woodend has to offer.

JUNE 4, 2013


View By appointment Julian Davies 0407 670 234



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pportunity knocks for young families on a budget with this affordable house. It has three bedrooms, including the main with large walk-in wardrobe; a modern bathroom; carpeted lounge; separate meals area; and a large, contemporary kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, including a dual-drawer dishwasher. Features are central heating, evaporative cooling, a carport, and lock-up garage/workshop with power. Parks, a kindergarten, primary and secondary schools, and Calder Freeway are nearby.

57 Marjorie Avenue, Sunbury Price: $305,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

ith views of Macedon Ranges, this 14.97 hectare property offers the ultimate country lifestyle. The double-brick house has four bedrooms; a study/fifth bedroom; bathroom with spa and twin-basin vanity unit; separate toilet; lounge-dining room; meals area; separate family room, and kitchen with dishwasher and ample storage and bench space. Features are two wood heaters, decorative cornices, a stone feature wall, large shed with power and a carport.

105 Palmer Road, Sunbury

Price: $800,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

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Live a low-maintenance lifestyle



tep back in time with this 1940s dame on 2020 square metres in the heart of Gisborne. The weatherboard house has loads of character, including ornate cornices, picture rails, polished floorboards, fireplace and slow-combustion heater. It has three double bedrooms with built-in wardrobes; a study, lounge, family room, meals area and kitchen with timber bench tops and a dishwasher. Out back there’s a verandah, paved entertainment area, garages and established gardens.

40 Calthorpe Street, Gisborne Price: $598,000 Private sale Agent: Hunt Real Estate Gisborne, 5428 2544

his property ticks two important boxes: it’s modern and low-maintenance. The unit has three bedrooms; two with built-in wardrobes, and the main with a walk-in robe and en suite. An open-plan living dining space is near the kitchen which has ample storage space and a dishwasher. The laundry has outdoor access. Features are gas ducted heating, a split-system unit, solar hotwater unit and a single garage with remotely controlled door.

JUNE 4, 2013


1/219 Gap Road, Sunbury

Price: $300,000-$330,000 Private sale Agent: LJ Whorlow First National Sunbury, 9740 9000



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CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINES For Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly are as follows: Proof deadline: All Classifieds:

Friday 5.00pm Monday 10.00am

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HUME CITY COUNCIL NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MAKE LOCAL LAWS Governance Local Law - 2013 Hume City Council gives notice pursuant to sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 that it proposes to make a new Local Law to be known as the Governance Local Law – 2013.

Purpose of the proposed Governance Local Law - 2013 is to: • regulate proceedings at Council Meetings, Committee Meetings and other meetings conducted by or on behalf of the Council where Council has resolved that the provisions of the Local Law are to apply; • regulate and prohibit unauthorised use of the Common Seal; • provide for the administration of Council powers and functions.

General purport of the proposed Governance Local Law - 2013 is to: • deliver provisions for the good government of the municipal district and the administration of Council powers and functions; • convey principles within a Code of Conduct as a means of promoting a common understanding amongst Councillors regarding the expectations of conduct when representing the Council and in their dealings with the community, council staff and one another; • govern the conduct at meetings of the Council or Committees through the Code of Meetings Procedure; • make it an offence for a person to use the Common Seal or a device resembling the common seal without the authority of Council; • make it an offence under the Code of Meetings Procedure for any person to fail to obey a direction of the Chairperson relating to the conduct of the meeting or the maintenance of order; • make it an offence under the Code of Meetings Procedure for any person to record proceedings of a Council or Committee meeting without the consent of the Council; • make it an offence under the Code of Meetings Procedure for a Councillor to not withdraw a remark which is considered by the Chairperson to be defamatory, indecent, abusive, offensive, disorderly or objectionable in language, substance or nature, when called upon twice by the Chairperson to do so; • make it an offence under the Code of Meetings Procedure for any person, not being a Councillor, who has been called to order for any improper or disorderly conduct to not leave the Council meeting when requested by the Chairperson to do so; • make it an offence under the Code of Meetings Procedure for a Councillor to refuse to leave the Council meeting on suspension.

Notice of Intention to make a:

For Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly is as follows: Proof deadline: All classifieds:

Thursday 6th June 5pm Friday 7th June 10am

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Hume City Council

• Code of Conduct for Councillors • Code of Meeting Procedures Council intends to make the above codes to replace the existing codes of the same name and seeks public comment on the proposed codes.

General Local Law No.1 – 2013 Hume City Council gives notice pursuant to sections 119 and 223 of the Local Government Act 1989 that it proposes to make a new Local Law to be known as the General Local Law No.1 – 2013.

The purpose of the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 is to provide for the: • peace, order and good government of the municipality; • safety and health of the municipality so that the community can enjoy a quality of life that meets its expectations; • safe and fair use and enjoyment of municipal places; • protection and enhancement of the amenity and environment of the municipality; • fair and reasonable use and enjoyment of private land; and • uniform and fair administration of this Local Law. ROADS AND MUNICIPAL PLACES • Behaviour • Council Signs • Dog Excrement • Alcohol • Collections • Clothing Recycling Bins • Amusements • Bulk Waste Containers • Repair of Vehicles • Motorised Vehicle • Boats • Trading Activities • Obstruction on Roads • Property Numbering • Parks, Gardens & Reserves

AMENITY • Dangerous and Unsightly Land • Caravans and Camping • Open Air Burning • Heavy Motor Vehicles • Unregistered and Abandoned Vehicles • Household Goods • Waste • Filling of Land • Scareguns • Shopping Trolleys • Shipping Containers and Skips • Garage Sales • Smoke Free Areas • Penalties under this local law

ASSET PROTECTION • Compliance with Code • Asset Protection Permit ADMINISTRATION • Permits • Direction of Authorised Officer • Power of Authorised Officer – Urgent Circumstances • Impounding ANIMALS • Numbers • Wasp Nests • Housing • Wandering Stock ENFORCEMENT • Offences under this local law • Infringement Notices under this local law

Notice of Intention to make a:

To regulate the above matters, Council intends to make the above codes to replace the existing codes, and to make a new Garage Sale Code of Practice, and seeks public comment on the proposed codes. A copy of the proposed Governance Local Law - 2013 and Associated Codes, and the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and Associated Codes can be obtained from the Council Customer Service Centres at 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn and 36 Macedon Street, Sunbury or can be viewed on Council’s website at Public consultation meetings on the proposed Local Laws will be held on: • Thursday, 13 June 2013 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the Hume Global Learning Centre Broadmeadows, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows • Tuesday, 18 June 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Hume Global Learning Centre Craigieburn, 75-95 Central Park Avenue Craigieburn • Wednesday, 19 June 2013 from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the Sunbury Council Chamber, 40 Macedon Street Sunbury Community members and interested parties are invited to attend a public consultation meeting to ask questions and/or give feedback on the proposed Local Laws in person to Council officers. In accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, written submissions (including the request to be heard) may be made on the proposed Governance Local Law - 2013 and Associated Codes, and the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and Associated Codes. Submissions will be received up to 5.00 pm on 5 July 2013 and should be addressed to: Mr Domenic Isola, Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO BOX 119, DALLAS, 3047. Submissions may be included in an agenda for a meeting of the Council, or for a meeting of a Committee of the Whole Council, that will be made available to the public. Council will consider written submissions received for the General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and associated codes at a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting on Monday 15 July 2013 at 7:00pm at the Council Chamber, Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows. Council will consider written submissions received on the Governance Local Law – 2013 and associated codes at a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting on Monday 15 July 2013 starting no earlier than 7:10pm at the Council Chamber, Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows.


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All residents and interested parties are invited to attend a public consultation meeting at which time you will have the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback on the proposed local laws and associated codes directly to Council officers. Public consultation meetings are scheduled for the following dates and times: • Hume Global Learning Centre, Broadmeadows (1093 Pascoe Vale Road Broadmeadows) Thursday 13 June 2013, 6:30pm to 7:30pm • Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn (75-95 Central Park Avenue Craigieburn) Tuesday 18 June 2013, 7:00pm to 8:00pm • Sunbury Council Chamber (40 Macedon Street Sunbury) Wednesday 19 June 2013, 7:00pm to 8:00pm It is asked that residents and interested parties that will be attending a public consultation meeting please RSVP on 9205 2242 for the Broadmeadows meeting by 11 June 2013, for the Craigieburn meeting by 14 June 2013 and for the Sunbury meeting by 17 June 2013.

• Waste Collection Code (formerly the Domestic Waste and Recyclables Code) • Clothing Recycle Bins Code of Practice • Building and Works Code of Practice • Scareguns Code of Practice • Garage Sale Code of Practice


Proposed General Local Law No.1 - 2013 and Associated Codes and Governance Local Law 2013 and Associated Codes Public Consultation Meetings Hume City Council is inviting submissions on the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and associated codes and the proposed Governance Local Law – 2013 and associated codes. In accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, submissions are being accepted from 4 June 2013 to 5 July 2013.

The general purport of the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 is to govern the following matters:



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A copy of the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and associated codes and the proposed Governance Local Law – 2013 and associated codes can be obtained from the Council Customer Service Centres at 1079 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows, 75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn and 36 Macedon Street, Sunbury, or viewed on Council’s website at In accordance with Section 223 of the Local Government Act 1989, written submissions (including the request to be heard) may be made on the proposed General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and associated codes and the proposed Governance Local Law – 2013 and associated codes. Submissions will be received up to 5:00pm on 5 July 2013 and should be addressed to: Mr Domenic Isola, Chief Executive Officer, Hume City Council, PO BOX 119, DALLAS VIC 3047. Submissions may be included in an agenda for a meeting of the Council, or for a meeting of a Committee of the Whole Council, that will be made available to the public. Council will consider written submissions received for the General Local Law No.1 – 2013 and associated codes at a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting on Monday 15 July 2013 at 7:00pm at the Council Chamber, Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows. Council will consider written submissions received on the Governance Local Law – 2013 and associated codes at a Committee of the Whole Council Meeting on Monday 15 July 2013 starting no earlier than 7:10pm at the Council Chamber, Hume Global Learning Centre, 1093 Pascoe Vale Road, Broadmeadows. G6064982AA-dc4Jun

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Trading World


Pampered Pooches

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Pets and Pet Care

“A groomed pet is a happy and healthy one” All breeds welcome For all your dogs grooming needs

Contact Deborah 0417 330 062 Also servicing Gisborne, Woodend, Sunbury etc.


Phone Mick Christie 0419 870 601 Delivery in Macedon Ranges Area

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Situations Vacant EXPERIENCED CLEANER REQUIRED Experienced part time Cleaner required in the Western suburbs. Car essential.

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Much hardship and difficulty is caused to job-seekers by misleading advertising placed in employment columns. Our Professional Employment and Situations Vacant columns are reserved for advertisements which carry a SPECIFIC and GENUINE offer of employment. All employment advertisements must state clearly the type of job offered and remuneration offered. (i.e. salary package, retainer plus commission or commission only). "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.

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DRIVERS - CONCRETE AGITATOR We require keen enthusiastic and reliable Drivers for our Campbellfield and Deer Park Plants. Successful applicants must have HR Licence and experience essential.

Central Pre-Mix Concrete Phone 9303 9112 Mon-Fri

Cars New and Used MITSUBISHI TRITON 2008 Ute, black. 3.6 litre. Dual fuel. Registered until October, 2013. WSX-411. $16,000ono. Call Frits on 0423 243 210.


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IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL ADVERTISERS 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.

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PLEASE NOTE: Caravans and Trailers JAYCO STARCRAFT For sale 20x2 built November 2011. Lots of extras including TV & full ensuite. Hardly ever been used due to ill health. Reg U37-389. $39,500. SOLD.

Cars New and Used BMW X5 V8, 4.4 litre, 2002, black. Only 132,000kms, new tyres, very nice car. Reg ZOM506. $ 1 1, 9 0 0 . Phone (03) 8820 5500 or 0404 641 264.

Private party sales are open to negotiation, therefore statutory charges may vary and are not included in quoted prices. G6033987

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Cannons take the sting out of Rays




A STRING of tactical victories led Calder Cannons to a comfortable 42-point win against Dandenong Stingrays in the TAC Cup match at Highgate Reserve on Saturday. For the second time this season the Cannons held their opposition goalless to half-time on the way to winning 14.5 (89) to 6.11 (47). Dandenong (5-3) slipped to fourth with the loss, while Calder (4-4) moved into sixth position. Calder shot out of the blocks with five unanswered goals and while the Stingrays did enjoy times of momentum, the Cannons’ intelligence close to goal always kept the scoreboard a one-sided affair. Vic Metro defender Jake Lever posted himself at the top of the 50m arc and constantly trapped the ball in the Cannons’ forward line, either intercept-marking or making a contest on attempted clearing kicks. And with the ball trapped in the forward line, Calder profited. Matthew Merlo and Josh Cauchi kicked goals in perfect set pieces from boundary throw-ins. The final quarter was more open as Dandenong found its run, but this was Calder’s day, with winners around the ground. Cauchi’s two goals showed superb small-forward instinct, while Aaron Christensen led all scorers with three majors as he played much of the game in the forward line. “Our guys responded to the challenge,” Calder coach Andrew Jago

Warm welcome: Romsey’s David Quillerat (54) is congratulated by Jason Cooke (far left), Josh Cauchi (left) and Jack Baker (right) after kicking his first TAC Cup goal in the 42-point win over Dandenong Stingrays

said. “Dandenong had momentum twice and we wrestled it back. “We adopted a wet-weather philosophy . . . as soon as you get hands on the ball, get it going our way. “We hammered it into them prior to the game.” The game’s opening goal set the tone, with Romsey’s David Quillerat

Gunned down! Sophie’s 48 see off Marsh

Oval on Saturday, June 15. In the meantime, Vic Metro will play its second game of the under-18 national championships, against NSW-ACT Rams at Princes Park on Sunday. Gallery online: For more shots from Michael Copp’s action gallery, go to

Goaling for fun: Sunbury’s Sophie Gunn dominated against Bacchus Marsh on Saturday. For more action pictures from Shawn Smits’ action gallery, go to

EAGLEHAWK short-circuited a potential Gisborne return to the top two of Bendigo Football League on Saturday by leading start to finish in a 14-point win. The Bulldogs’ 8.9 (57) to 10.11 (71) defeat left them with a 4-3 record and fifth on the ladder. A victory could have seen them second behind ladder leader South Bendigo (6-1). Instead, Golden Square (5-3), Eaglehawk (5-2) and Strathfieldsaye (4-1-2) all head Gisborne. Eaglehawk kicked four of the game’s first five goals, which proved invaluable as Gisborne’s control of clearances and inside-50s thereafter failed to reflect on the scoreboard. Matthew Knox booted three goals for the Bulldogs, while Ollie Messaoudi, Casey Summerfield and

Ethan Minns were also among the best players. “It was a wet day and when you get off to a start like we did, you’re always under the pump,” Gisborne coach Kevin Fitzgerald said. “Eaglehawk was able to hold its lead all day, so good luck to them.” In reserves football, Kyneton fell just shy of its second win of the campaign, losing 4.6 (30) to 6.8 (44) against Kangaroo Flat. Gisborne returns to Gardiner Reserve this weekend to host Castlemaine (ninth, 1-6). In netball A-grade, Gisborne’s dominant start to the season rolled on with a 49-35 win against Eaglehawk. The seven-from-seven Bulldogs remain two games clear on top of the table from Golden Square (5-3).

BASKETBALL Home court counted for little on Sunday as visiting La Trobe City downed Sunbury Jets by 12 points at Boardman Stadium. The Jets (4-9) are sixth of eight teams in their Big V men’s division one pool. But Sunbury’s women enjoyed a winning weekend, thrashing Hawthorn Magic 76-50 on Saturday night. Kayla Theodore scored 20 points, Debra Ogston 14 and Emmie O’Nial scored 13 to go with 13 rebounds. The win puts Sunbury (3-8) seventh in women’s division one.

— with Luke West, Bendigo Advertiser

JUNE 4, 2013

RUGBY LEAGUE Visiting Craigieburn Phoenix shocked Sunbury United Tigers with a 10-point win at Langama Park on Saturday. The Phoenix led 22-12 at half-time and kept the advantage in the second half to win 38-28. Craigieburn had started the season with a forfeit and was winless prior to Saturday. Sunbury United suffered its first loss of the campaign and now has two wins and one loss. VWFL North Geelong did enough to hold off Sunbury Lions by a goal in north-west division one on Sunday. The Lions trailed by 13 points at the last change but could not overrun North Geelong in the 4.5 (29) to 5.5 (35) defeat. The loss leaves Sunbury (4-4) fourth on the ladder.

Bulldogs slip back to fifth


SOPHIE Gunn scored 48 goals as Sunbury Lions blitzed Bacchus Marsh from the start to win by 22 goals in Ballarat Netball League A-grade on Saturday. The 20-5 first-quarter onslaught gave the Lions the springboard for the comfortable 64-42 victory. Around the courts, North Ballarat City beat Darley 35-18, East Point beat Redan 48-43 and Sebastopol beat Ballarat 41-39. North Ballarat City (5-0) leads the ladder with 24 points, while Sunbury (5-1-1) is second on 22 points . Then come Melton (4-1) and East Point (5-1), both on 20.

marking and goaling to much celebration from his teammates. The volleyball convert caught the eye of talent scouts with his Riddell league form and after training with the Cannons for only a few weeks he was added to the list. Calder’s next match is away to Bendigo Pioneers at Queen Elizabeth

SOCCER Sunbury United remains within a game of the promotion places in spite of being held to a 0-0 draw by Melbourne University on Saturday. Sunbury has 14 points and sits in fourth on the table, behind third-placed North Sunshine Eagles on goal difference and a point behind second-placed Cairnlea (15). After eight rounds, just four points separate second and ninth on the table. All league action breaks this weekend with Sunbury’s next outing away at Banyule City on Saturday, June 15. In Metro League 1, Gisborne climbed out of the bottom two with a 4-2 win against Old Melburnians. Jesse Canning scored two goals for Gisborne, while David Dovgan and Evan Bouwmeester also found the net. In women’s state 3 west, Gisborne won 7-3 against Melbourne University with Gill McDermott scoring a hat-trick. Other goal-scorers were Kim Hutt, Helen Smith, Jessica Larsen and Katerina Karatsoris.




Sunbury holds off fighting finish by Cobras BY PAT NOLAN

Bacchus Marsh brought the match into the balance until the closing minutes. Slowly but surely, the Cobras pegged back the reigning premiers after the main break. And when former AFL superstar Fevola received a free kick and slotted his fourth for the day, the margin was cut back to two points. Bacchus Marsh was heaping intense pressure on Sunbury, which uncharacteristically stumbled and fumbled. But the Cobras failed to hit the lead, often failing across half-forward

SUNBURY spoiled Bacchus Marsh’s Brendan Fevola party to remain undefeated in the Ballarat Football League at Maddingley Park on Saturday. Sunbury’s seven from seven record keeps it top of the league by a game from North Ballarat City after the 10.9 (69) to 7.9 (51) win. In slippery conditions, the Eastern Lions threatened to run away with the match midway through, leading by 31 points at half-time. But a fighting second half from

due to skill errors and poor decisions. And, as good sides do, Sunbury steadied in the crucial stages. Sunbury’s Xavier Linton had been quiet all day but kicked 2.3 when moved deep into the forward line in the last 10 minutes of the match to secure the result. Cameron McCabe was in stellar form in the midfield for Sunbury, as was Michael Coleman, with both assisted by the dominant ruckwork of Pat Cariss. Niall McGovern was given the onerous task of manning Fevola but received assistance from a number

of teammates when Bacchus Marsh failed to move the ball swiftly enough. Sunbury coach Rick Horwood conceded his team was far from its best. “We went away from our normal game plan,” he said. “We have a few experienced players really down on form at the moment, which we need to address.” Horwood also commented on the number of free kicks Fevola was awarded. “I look forward to when he have (Simon) Clarke back in the side with the free kicks forwards have been

getting lately,” he said. Elsewhere, North City maintained its strong start to the season with a 7.10 (52) to 3.18 (36) win against Darley. Ballarat won 19.20 (134) to 3.10 (28) against Sebastopol, and Redan won 17.10 (112) to 8.8 (56) against East Point. Sunbury hosts East Point at Clarke Oval from 2.15pm on Saturday. Gallery online: For more action from Sunbury versus Bacchus Marsh in football and netball, check out Shawn Smits’ gallery online at - Ballarat Courier

Midriff move: Sunbury’s Jay Cheep tries to dodge a tackle from Bacchus Marsh’s Tyson Shea.

Hawkins keen on having Fev next year BY PAT NOLAN BACCHUS Marsh coach Doug Hawkins has not ruled out trying to lure Brendan Fevola to the club on a full-time basis next year. Fevola played a one-off match for the Cobras on Saturday, luring more than 2500 people to Maddingley Park and almost single-handedly steering Bacchus Marsh to what would have been the most unlikely of wins over Sunbury. Booting four goals (more than half of the Cobras’ score), the former Carlton and Brisbane Lions superstar provided a massive boost for Bacchus Marsh, both financially and on the field. 38 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


JUNE 4, 2013

going around these days, then I’m off the planet.” Speaking after the match, Fevola said he was keeping his options open regarding next year. “I’ll have to have a chat with Dougy and see what happens,” he said. “He’s a great fella and he’s doing a great job down here with all the young kids, and hopefully they can have a good rest of the year. “The next couple of years they’re going to be really good.” Fevola is playing home games for Yarrawonga in the Ovens and Murray Football League, having booted 34 goals in just six games this year. - Ballarat Courier


Two late goals to Sunbury’s Xavier Linton ruined the fairytale finish for the Marsh, but Fevola’s impact was unquestionable. All signs indicate having him at Maddingley Park for the day was an outstanding success. Hawkins said he would love to have the 32-year-old at the club again next year, possibly on a full-time basis. Although a number of issues would need to be addressed to get Fevola back to Bacchus Marsh, Hawkins said it would be huge for the club. “I’d love to get him back, there’s no doubt about it,” he said. “At the end of the day he is an AFL great. If he’s the worst AFL player

Willing it through: Brendan Fevola watches after kicking for goal.


Centrals in thumping A grade win IT MAY have been a dark day for the footballers, but Melton Centrals’ A grade netball team provided some relief with another massive victory. The Centrals smashed Diggers Rest 71-25 and remain undefeated at the top of the ladder after eight games. Renee Hulls, fresh from a starring role with the Riddell League during the inter-league clash with Kyabram, was unstoppable. She made 54 goal attempts, hitting 46 of them to shoot at a remarkable 86 per cent. Rebecca Morabito scored 15 goals and Bree Dean 10. Lauren Page’s 12 goals were the best for Diggers Rest. Kila Elavo put up 29 goals for Sunbury as the Kangaroos won their sixth game of the year, beating Lancefield 51-37. Sunbury had to withstand a late charge from Lancefield and was outscored 10-6 in

the final term. Alex Darby scored 25 goals for the Tigers. Wallan’s Kate Bishop was the difference in the clash between the Magpies and Woodend-Hesket, scoring 36 goals in the 52-36 win. Maddeline Starrisina scored 23 goals for the Hawks. Hope Hamilton scored 39 goals in a dominant display for Romsey as the Redbacks beat Rupertswood 51-33. Nikki Spencer’s 24 goals were the best for Rupo. Rockbank broke through for its first win of the season, beating Broadford 41-38. Next week’s fixtures: Rockbank v Woodend-Hesket, Kilmore v Diggers Rest, Riddell v Rupertswood, Romsey v Sunbury, Macedon v Broadford. Wallan, Melton Centrals, Lancefield bye.

Thriller sees Romsey streak continue ROMSEY remains undefeated and on top of the Riddell District Football League ladder after a thrilling seven-point win over Rupertswood on Saturday. In what proved to be match-ofthe-round, Rupertswood led at every change and nearly caused one of the upsets of the season before Romsey rallied late. In a terrific game at Salesian College, one that ebbed and flow, neither side was able to shake off the other. Leigh Brennan, who sat out the inter-league game last weekend, got his third consecutive five-goal haul to be one of the stars for Rupo, while Cameron Dawson backed up his good form in the inter-league match with five goals. Rupo kicked five in the opening term to lead by seven points at the

‘Rupertswood led at every turn.’ first change, before the Redbacks got within two at the main break. The third quarter saw Rupo edging ahead to lead one of the flag favourites by five points at three-quarter time. But Romsey was the better team when it mattered, and but for inaccuracy keeping Rupo in it until late – the Redbacks kicked 3.7 for the term – would have closed it out earlier. Rockbank broke through for the win it has been threatening for weeks, belting Broadford by 86 points. Coach Leigh Sporle kicked five for the Rams, who were thoroughly

dominant after quarter-time, kicking 16 goals to the Kangaroos’ four. Lancefield gave Sunbury a mighty scare in the first half, restricting the Kangaroos to just two goals as it opened up a 22-point lead. But the Tigers managed just two more goals for the day as Sunbury slammed home nine for a 24-point win. Woodend-Hesket remains winless after a 62-point loss to Wallan, as does Kilmore, which lost to Riddell by 38. Diggers Rest 21.8 (134) d Melton Centrals 4.6 (30), Rupertswood 14.9 (93) d Romsey 15.10 (100), Lancefield 7.11 (53) lt Sunbury 11.11 (77), Kilmore 6.8 (44) lt Riddell 10.18 (78), Rockbank 19.12 (126) d Broadford 6.4 (40), Woodend-Hesket 7.10 (52) d Wallan 17.12 (114).

Diggers Rest destroys ‘insipid’ Melton BY DANIEL PAPROTH


BRENT Tuckey booted 10 goals as Diggers Rest ran rampant in a 104point win over a woeful Melton Centrals in the Riddell District Football League on Saturday. It was the Centrals’ fourth consecutive loss, but unlike losses to Romsey, Sunbury and Lancefield, the Centrals were utterly uncompetitive for most of the day. The win gave Diggers Rest a significant percentage boost, pushing it above Sunbury into third place. But few could have predicted the demolition job that took place at Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve. Centrals did not trouble the scorers in the first term, and the Burras ran loops around them, kicking seven goals. There were several small dust-ups as players vented their frustrations. The effort prompted a massive spray from Centrals coach Brian Wheelahan at quarter-time. It was not until five minutes into the second term that the Centrals had a shot on goal, with Adam Fenton missing. They kicked five behinds for the term and the lead crept out to nearly 10 goals as the Burras kicked three. Fenton’s day was symptomatic of his team’s. Down on confidence, he sprayed his second shot 10 metres wide. Diggers Rest was sensational with and without the ball. Late in the second term, the defenders pressured Fenton into playing on after taking a mark, resulting in a turnover.

Left: Diggers Rest’s Jeff Heritage is tackled by Melton’s Chris Kellett. Right: James Nolan (Diggers Rest) is challenged by Chris Carassellos (Melton Centrals).

Tuckey did as he pleased up forward. He was barely troubled by the Centrals defenders, enjoyed exceptional delivery and shouted a warning to the competition with his double-digit haul, including a massive roost from 60 out in the third. Craig Harvey was brilliant, while Tuckey found the perfect accomplice

in Brandon Kilty, who kicked six goals. A shattered Wheelahan cut a desolate figure after the game. “That would have to be the most embarrassing, insipid performance in my whole nine years at the club,” he said. “We were selfish and unaccountable, and when you allow

Diggers coach Jamie Elliott said he was stoked with his players’ efforts. “The real pleasing thing was for four quarters our pressure was enormous,” he said. “We need to keep beating sides below us to stay in touch because the top four is pretty even at the moment.”

that against sides like that, with a focal point like Tuckey, it’s gonna turn ugly. “I hope it hurts ... it’s up to the players how they respond now. Hopefully, it’s in a positive manner because we’ve worked our arses off. “To dish that up today is a real dark day for the footy club.” JUNE 4, 2013




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