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We talk about the marriage equality and life experiences of straight and gay couples in our suburbs ■ REPORT p9

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big squeeze Hume residents are among those feeling the worst impact of higher rents and mortgage stress ■ REPORT p17

sport Romsey’s Jake Lever tells of his experience with Vic Metro in the under-18 national championships ■ REPORT p37

This guy’s going places Kyneton’s Andrew McKinnon gets a buzz when he’s on stage. The 17-year-old says adrenalin kicks in and he gets an “amazing feeling’’. He describes performing as his passion and says it’s a lot of fun, too. McKinnon takes centre stage this week in his role as slick, high-rolling gambler Sky Masterson in a production of Guys and Dolls Junior. ■ REPORT p7

(Ari Hatzis)

pay up Residents’ rates bills rise as the new fire levy being collected by councils kicks in statewide this week ■ REPORT p4


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Safety takes over with new overtaking lanes By Angela Valente

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THE final section of overtaking lanes along the Melbourne-Lancefield Road will be done and dusted next month, wrapping up a $7.6 million state government expenditure on the project. About 1.1km of overtaking lanes between Station Street and Bolinda Creek Bridge in Clarkefield were opened to traffic in May but the final stage now nearing completion involves a 1.3km section between Bolinda-Darraweit Road and the Gisborne-Kilmore Road in Monegeetta. Once the two new north-bound lanes are completed, the existing section of road will be converted to become the new southbound lanes. VicRoads northern region director Mal Kersting said last week both sections of overtaking lanes would be separated by a median strip. “These new overtaking lanes will encourage safer driver behaviour by providing motorists with safer opportunities to overtake,” he said. Lancefield resident David Kemp said it would be safer on the Melbourne-Lancefield Road. “I believe drivers will be more patient if they know there are overtaking lanes coming up,” he said.

But Mr Kemp said more passing lanes were needed near Sunbury. “I’ve seen some crazy things on that road. People take unnecessary risks to get past slower cars. There’s still an obvious gap in the road on the Sunbury side that needs an overtaking section to reduce driver frustration. There’s not a lot of opportunity to pass slower vehicles and that causes frustration.” Macedon Ranges east ward’s Cr Joe Morabito has campaigned for improvements along the road for more than 10 years. “The feedback I’m getting from users is positive,” he said. “This campaign started in 2002 and the results are worth the wait; everyone is speaking positively about them.” Mr Kersting said that since 2010, work done along the MelbourneLancefield Road included $4.25  million of safety upgrades between Sunbury Road in Sunbury and Station Street in Clarkefield. He said the final stage of work near Monegeetta would continue from 7am-6pm each day. “The works have experienced minor delays because of the recent wet weather and are expected to be completed by midAugust, weather permitting.” Motorists should factor in an additional 10 minutes in travelling time.

Green light: David Kemp with daughter Jacque near the construction site along the Melbourne-Lancefield Road at Monegeetta. Mr Kemp says the new overtaking lanes will be a boon for motorists.

Resident survey gives council a tick ... with a few exceptions MACEDON Ranges council is improving its overall performance but needs to focus more attention on roadside slashing, weed control and the condition of streets and footpaths, according to a new survey. Four-hundred residents were asked their views on the performance of the council for its annual satisfaction

survey. Eighty per cent of people surveyed have lived in the shire for more than 10 years. The results show improvements on the council’s consultation, advocacy, customer service and overall direction. Scores in these areas were equal to or better than in other large rural shires. The council scored 60 out of a

possible 100 for overall performance, two points higher than last year. But its report card relating to roadside slashing and weed control was down 8 points, from 52 last year to 44. Maintenance of unsealed roads also dropped, from 44 to 40. The greatest improvement on the council’s previous results was ‘general

town planning policy’, up four points from 49 to 53. Council CEO Peter Johnston said: “We recognise the importance of our local road network to residents and try to provide road surfaces to an acceptable standard within our financial capacity and in the face of changing weather conditions.”

He said the council would continue to work with community groups and landowners in relation to land management to support better weed control and fuel reduction on roadsides. The survey was conducted between February 1 and March 24. — Angela Valente

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Now, everyone pays for fire service By Angela Valente All property owners in the state will make contributions to the new ‘‘fairer’’ fire services levy, not just those with insurance. Macedon Ranges residents will have extra charges on their rates bills to account for the levy. Rates will be issued next month and are due to be paid by September 30. The fire levy charge will fund Victorian fire services, the Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade. Changes to the way the levy is collected is a recommendation of the bushfires royal commission.

The commission was set up by the state government after the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires that killed 173 people. The levy will include a fixed component of $100 for residential properties and $200 for commercial, industrial, farming and vacant properties. Adding to that will be a variable charge, calculated as a percentage of the capital improved value of properties. This is the value of land, with improvements, as determined by councils. Anton Neal, a wool, prime lamb and beef producer with about 688 hectares of farming land in

New road touted to ease Sunbury’s traffic A ROAD between Yirrangan Road and Buckland Way could be an alternative option to the viaduct crossing in Sunbury. The new road would connect the Jacksons Hill estate to Watsons Road that links with Vineyard Road. The road is expected to help ease congestion in the town centre as those living in the Jacksons Hill estate don’t have to travel through the town centre to access Vineyard Road and the Calder Freeway. Hume council and developer Places Victoria (formerly known as VicUrban) had an agreement under which the developer was to build a third crossing after 750 homes had been built in the Jacksons Hill estate. The original plan was to build the new crossing using the Jacksons Hill viaduct connecting to Vineyard Road. A decision to look at alternative routes came after there was ‘‘significant environmental, engineering and

‘Preliminary investigations into the viability ... expected ... in the coming months’ heritage issues with the viaduct road route’’. Places Victoria chief executive Sam Sangster said in July last year that two alternative locations were being considered. Last week, a Places Victoria spokeswoman said it was working closely with the council. “At the direction of council,’’ she said, ‘‘Places Victoria is investigating the feasibility of a connection between Yirrangan Road and Buckland Way as an alternative to a crossing underneath the viaduct. “Preliminary investigations into the viability of a connection into Buckland Way are expected to be completed in the coming months.”

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Gisborne, said last week that replacement of the fire services levy with a property-based levy was a fairer system but needed further reform. “The old system was not fair. Previously there was a surcharge on insurance premiums and some people didn’t insure, meaning the burden was carried by others. “This system is fairer but has serious flaws. People, particularly farmers, will have a levy based on site value and site values can be fairly extensive. I’d prefer to see it as a charge on general revenue.” The government will continue to

fund 22.5 per cent of CFA’s budget. Macedon Ranges council chief executive Peter Johnston said the council was required to collect several levies on behalf of the government, including the EPA and landfill levy. “Council will implement this [fire] levy as smoothly and conveniently as possible for residents so that it is clear what’s being charged and why.” The fire services levy for a median value residential property in the Macedon Ranges could be about $147.50. Details: firelevy.vic.gov.au

inbrief Paediatrician in Woodend For the first time in 10 years, a paediatrician will visit Woodend to provide specialist paediatric services to children in the Macedon Ranges from birth to 18 years. Tristan Pawsey, a developmental behavioural paediatrician, will provide multidisciplinary assessment, group therapy, autism assessment, occupational therapy and psychology sessions. She will be available one Friday each month at the Woodend Community Hub, 47 Forest Street. A GP referral is needed. Details: 5421 1666.

Relay support awarded The dedication and hard work of Lancefield-Macedon Ranges’ Relay For Life supporters has been acknowledged with an award from Cancer Council Victoria. Since 2003, Macedon Ranges residents have raised more than $1 million for the Cancer Council. Volunteer committee member Ken Wiltshire says every dollar raised ensures research, support and prevention programs are helping reduce the burden of cancer. To register a team for next year’s relay or join the volunteer organising committee, visit relayforlife.org.au or call 1300 65 65 85.

Bendigo line works Maintenance on the Bendigo railway line, which includes parts of Sunbury and Macedon Ranges, continues this week. V/Line has programmed its work to coincide with construction on the Regional Rail Link project. Coaches will continue to replace V/Line trains this week on the Bendigo line until this Sunday. More details at vline.com.au


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votes would be counted separately and what determined a successful result. “I am concerned that the vote will not be what the [2010] election promise [by the Liberal Party] was; that is, the residents of Sunbury would be given a vote and if the majority wanted to be out of the city of Hume then a shire of Sunbury would be created,” he said. “If she [Local Government Minister Jeanette Powell] is only going to consider what the Sunbury residents want, why waste the time and money sending ballot papers out to tens of thousands of non-Sunbury residents?”

in favour of the proposal? Yes or No. • To establish a separate shire of Sunbury even if this means municipal rates will rise? Are you in favour of the proposal? Yes or no. Only one question will be selected for the ballot. Local Government Victoria invited about 20 Sunbury residents to a meeting last Wednesday night to gauge their opinions on the questions. Noel O’Shanassy, who was among those invited, said: “The recommendation [from residents] was that the question be kept simple.” He said there were still unanswered questions, including how Sunbury residents’

THREE questions could be put to Hume residents at the ballot to decide whether Sunbury has its own council. The three potential questions for the October 25 poll were announced by the state government last week. The proposed questions are: • Are you in favour of Sunbury getting its own council? Yes or No. • To establish a new shire of Sunbury, consisting of all the area west of Deep Creek within the current municipal district of the Hume. Are you

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Lions roar for more members THE Sunbury Hume Lions Club is seeking more members to help jog along its money-raising efforts for local charities. The club, which started in 1964 as the Lions Club of Sunbury, has 17 members. President-elect Tony Fawcett said the club wanted to bring in members so they could help the club continue its community work. “It’s a lot of fun as well as getting the feeling you are doing something for the community,’’ he said. Outgoing president Terry Sweeney said: “We are at that stage where there are community projects crying out to be tackled but we just don’t have enough numbers at the moment. With more members we could double the number of projects we undertake.” The group has donated to organisations including Riding for the Disabled, beyondblue, Lions Hearing Dogs and the Sunbury Country Fire Authority. Details: sunburyhume.vic.lions. org.au/joinnow/

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Have a bite: Sunbury Hume Lions Club members at a fund-raising barbecue.

HUME council has received more than 400 submissions on plans for developing 275 Racecourse Road in Sunbury. A tussle between residents and the council started in February, 2010, when council approved an application from developer Australand for a 390lot development on a 50-hectare block. The proposed development includes a mixture of semi-rural, suburban and general urban-density housing, more than 15 hectares of wetlands, parks, reserves, a smallscale retail centre and the extension of the Sunbury bike path project. Many residents have objected to the proposal and called on Planning Minister Matthew Guy to step in and prevent the land being rezoned. But in May, Mr Guy gave the council the go-ahead to start the

planning scheme amendment process to rezone the land. Residents were then given the chance to make submissions to the council before it makes a final decision on the rezoning. Hume acting city sustainability director Michael Sharp said last week the council had received 446 submissions to date. ‘‘We are working toward council considering a report on the submissions at its July 22 meeting,” he said. A group called Residents for Racecourse Road Recreation, which is against the development plan, says on its Facebook page it knows of at least 200 residents who have put in submissions against the proposal. Many residents have expressed concerns about a decision being made before a final ruling is handed down on whether Sunbury has its own council.

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Stagecraft sends Andrew Sky high By Angela Valente

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KYNETON’S Andrew McKinnon gets a buzz out of performing. The 17-year-old will take centre stage this week, appearing as Sky Masterson in the production Guys and Dolls Junior. “When you’re on stage adrenaline kicks in and you kind of feel amazing,’’ he says. “Since I was really young I’ve loved doing it; performing is a passion of mine. You’re doing what you love and it’s a bit of fun, too.” Rehearsals began last week and Andrew has had just one week to learn his lines. He doesn’t mind, though. “It’s fun and keeps your mind busy. You get to hang out with a lot of people even though there’s very intense rehearsals,” he says. Sky Masterson is a high-rolling gambler who woos Sarah Brown, the

“mission doll,” on a bet and ends up falling in love with her. The production has been adapted for young audiences and will take them on an entertaining 70-minute journey through New York City of the 1940s. Director Robert Coates says the cast is incredibly talented. “Having a big cast delivers such a great value live theatre experience for audiences. Guys and Dolls is one of my favourite musicals of all time and so we have designed the costumes, choreography and art direction to be bright, fun and lively to complement the dynamic dance numbers and humour of the show,” he said. The production is at the Union Theatre at Melbourne University and runs from this Thursday to Saturday. Tickets are from $19 and available by calling 9384 1644 or visiting cpca.com.au

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Starke says she would never want someone who didn’t want to marry them to conduct the ceremony – whether a priest or civil celebrant.

Altona North celebrant Libby Williams believes a marriage should simply be between two people who love each other. “A marriage is a marriage is a marriage,” laughs Williams, who happens to be bisexual. She says 65 per cent of marriages are civil functions, not religious ones. “One of the things the government promotes about marriage is facilitating a stable society, you know, historically. I think if that’s the essence of a healthy, stable society and [helps] families to grow and so forth, well, I just think, why

not? You don’t need to be married, obviously, to live together or have a family, but it’s an opportunity for people, before their family and friends, to declare their love to each other. “I think, often, gay couples have had a lot of challenges in their lives so they’re even more determined to be together – you know, it might have been harder for them to find the one.” Rona Goold, head of Australia’s Civil Celebrations Network says: “Let’s give couples the freedom of their preferred style of ceremony and not believe the myth that legal marriage is religious. Even Oliver Cromwell forbade marriage in churches for that reason. We don’t need to be so ungenerous of spirit. Fair is fair.”

Yarraville’s Lisa Stingel met her girlfriend Will Starke as a nurse in Daylesford Hospital when a mutual friend came in as a patient. When Starke came out “many years ago”, society was still arguing about whether a lesbian or gay person could see their partner in hospital. Stingel eventually asked Starke out to dinner and the rest is history. “When people talk about marriage equality and anything like that, I forget they’re talking about us because our lives are just so normal,” says Stingel. “I don’t see myself as different to anybody else; the only difference for me is that at the end of the night I go to bed with a woman and not a man.” The two haven’t talked about whether they will get married, but they want the option. Stingel has two daughters from a previous partnership but never married. “Not until we got together and I fell in love and not until I felt this is something I’m actually feeling quite passionate about [did I think about marriage] for the first time,” Stingel says. “I want the right to be able to ask Will to marry me and spend the rest of her life with me.” They don’t want the option of a civil union, or what Starke likens to a “skim milk marriage”. Peter Ellis (front) and Wayne Elliott

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Keilor East Airport West Uniting Church’s Reverend Samasoni Nafatali is ready to conduct weddings for people of any sexual orientation or gender identity – as soon as the hierarchy and government say ‘yes’. The Samoan minister is not preaching to the converted among his flock and reiterates that he can’t speak for the church or congregation

but only himself. “It’s an unfortunate situation because the church has come a long way. Through these past 2000 years there have been issues the church has been trying to deal with. And the message the church is trying to convey is to help people liberate, help people feel free to live life to the full, and that’s a message Jesus was trying to convey: that people may have life, receive life and live it to the full.” Nafatali says it wasn’t long ago that blacks, women and children weren’t recognised as having equal rights. “If we come back to the women’s issue, women have been liberated from the Western point of view. They have the right to live life to the full. I think helping people liberate and be free is part of the gospel.”

Goya Dmytryshchak speaks to people at the heart of Australia’s marriage equality debate.

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ustralia’s meant to be the lucky country, the country of the fair go, says Melton’s Peter Ellis. But somewhere along the line we dropped the ball. Ellis’s half-Aboriginal family, and friends – both straight and gay – are longing for him and his partner Wayne Elliott to marry. Ellis, whose mother is Aboriginal and who works in Aboriginal health, had an AnglicanWesleyan upbringing. “I certainly have a lot of love for God and a lot of love for my faith and it’s something that I feel I need to express as a Christian – that something I would want to do is marry my partner. “I was brought up with a Labor Party background. My grandmother was a mayoress of Broadmeadows and my family is very Labor-oriented. We don’t want gay marriage to be the political football it is now because it’s not a Labor or a Liberal or a Greens issue; it’s a social issue that everybody can own. “I’ve got a wonderful heterosexual family and friends who are married and have kids and they are waiting for us to have that big day ... they want to be a part of it.” Ellis says he wouldn’t jump on a plane to a country like Canada or Argentina where samesex marriage is legal. “I don’t live there, I live here,” he says. “I’m a proud Aboriginal person and I want to celebrate my relationship with my loved ones in my own country, not someone else’s country. “When you think back to the social justice movement for black fellas back in the ’60s and ’70s, then, absolutely, gay people are still experiencing that level of discrimination. “A lot of the argument against gay marriage is about their religious ideal of what marriage is about ... but I know many people who are not necessarily religious people who still get married. Athiests can get married.” Ellis says a civil union is like “half a marriage, kind of a marriage”, that doesn’t afford equality when it came to decisions about things like medical power of attorney, wills and probate and adoptions laws. Elliott, whose three children from a previous marriage are also waiting for him to marry, said equality would send the right message to young people who had not come out.

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By Angela Valente GISBORNE Little Athletics Club members are leaping for joy after gaining $4000 from Macedon Ranges council to upgrade their longjump surfaces. The funding is part of the council’s community funding: $164,000 will go to 52 groups in the shire. Club president Craig Thomas said the $12,000 project included upgrading two synthetic surfaces for long jump competitions. “This is really great news for our members,” he said. “Besides our club, five primary schools in the area use our equipment and we don’t charge. “In fact, we like helping them and about 1200 to 1300 kids use the equipment every year. “We also have funds of our own that we can use to get this project done in the off-season” Mayor Roger Jukes said the council had received 70 applications for funding and 52 were approved. “Many of the applicants are

contributing to their projects in other ways such as fund-raising, sponsorship and in-kind support, bringing the total value of projects happening on the ground to over $375,000,” Cr Jukes said. “A high percentage of applications were for community projects, followed by sporting activities, arts and tourism events and initiatives relating to family and children’s services in the shire.” Other groups funded include Gisborne Country Women’s Association, for a creative arts exhibition; Friends of Black Hill Reserve, for signs; and the Kyneton Agricultural Society for a ‘bike emporium’ project, an interactive display of standard and unique bicycles. A presentation for successful recipients will be held at Gisborne council offices in Robertson Street at 7pm on Wednesday, July 31. More details about Gisborne Little Athletics Club project: go to glac125.org.au

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EMINENT photographer and Woodend resident Pia Johnson has turned the camera on herself for the first time and produced a series of nine images including several self-portraits. “Most of my work is about identity and cultural difference, but I have always explored those ideas in an external way, by photographing others,” Johnson says. “This is the first time I’ve used myself as a subject. “It’s my most revealing and intimate work to date which, as an artist, is both intimidating but also invigorating.” An exhibition of her works is at Kyneton’s Stockroom gallery this Thursday. The exhibition, titled Finding Yourself at Home Alone, explores themes of fragmentation and isolation though constructed self-portraiture and images of “the mundane household objects that surround us”. Her earlier works have been bought by the National Gallery of Victoria.

“This series of works has been created to engage a range of emotional landscapes within the one home environment,” Johnson says. “When people look at them, I want them to find something about their own lives within the works that they can connect with.” Several of the photographs have already received international acclaim. The first image in the series was a finalist in the 2012 US photography ‘Onward Compe’ and exhibited at Project Basho in Philadelphia. Johnson says while the international attention is “overwhelming and very gratifying,” she always wanted to premiere the exhibition in Kyneton. “The Macedon Ranges is blessed with a really flourishing and talented artistic community and it’s important to me to contribute and be involved with that.”

Focused: Pia Johnson has turned the camera on herself for works showcased in her exhibition.

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Charity idea is good for business By Tara Murray

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WHAT started as a small idea to help Sunbury businesses and raise money for charity is turning into a major project. Sunbury’s Sharyn Snooks, who runs a party-planning business, wanted to host a trade show for small businesses to showcase their products and services. “At our girls’ night in [a fund-raiser for the Cancer Council] last year, about 10 of us were talking and we thought of a trade show to help out local businesses,” she said. “I want to raise awareness of what [range of] businesses are in Sunbury. Many of them are struggling a bit. “I put the idea on Facebook last week and the reaction has been really good, with heaps of people wanting to get involved.” Ms Snooks said many small business owners were finding it hard to survive. “This was part of our idea [for hosting the show] as every time you go to shop in Sunbury you see shops

closing,” she said. “They can’t afford the rent and it [Sunbury] is losing its community feel. “The way the economy is, people don’t want to spend a lot on extras so they are the first things to go. “This [trade show] will give a chance for people to know what’s available locally.” Fifty businesses have already expressed interest, including Tupperware and Avon product sellers, photographers, fitness and children’s activity groups, health and beauty and arts and crafts stores. Ms Snooks said she was still sorting out the details of the event and how it would be run and was looking for people interested in being involved. She said that as well as supporting businesses, the event would also raise money for CareWorks SunRanges, a community crisis centre in Sunbury that services the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges region. The trade show will be held on November 9. Ready to help: From left, Sunbury’s Nicky Gallus, Sharyn Snooks, Kylie Hollingsworth and Hannah Liddle have joined hands to organise a trade fair.

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By Angela Valente KYNETON’S finest artisans and foodies will unite at a major fundraiser next week for a community park proposed for the town’s botanic gardens. The park will be in the lower arboretum of the gardens. A ‘mid-winter feast’ on Saturday, July 20, will see the town’s hall transformed into a woodland setting. Guests will be treated to a threecourse dinner by charcuterie Piper Street Food Co. It will include matching wines selected by Banks Fine Wine. Kyneton community park committee president Amy Cockroft said: “It’s really a community-based fund-raiser. We have a lot of skilled craft people involved . . . everything from the set decorations to the menu, all local produce and all local prizes, too.� Artwork by Sarah Gabriel of Lauriston Press, a woodworking course by traditional chairmaker Glen Rundell and a garden

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consultation with garden designer Simon Rickard are among prizes on offer at the fund-raiser. Ms Cockroft said the committee had a calendar of fund-raising events planned for the year, including cinema screenings and live music and was looking for residents’ support for the events. Ms Cockroft said the park would be more than just a playground. “It will be a wonderful and vital part of our town’s recreational infrastructure as well as providing an iconic attraction for visitors far and wide,� she said. Macedon Ranges council has allocated $400,000 in its budget towards the park.

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MACEDON Ranges council will support a national campaign to formally recognise local government in the Australian constitution, but it won’t help fund the push. The Australian Local Government Association is working with the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) and other groups, seeking reform to provide financial certainty about federal funding to councils. A referendum, to be held on the day of this year’s federal election, will ask voters if they support changing the constitution to formalise funding arrangements between federal and local governments. The MAV has asked councils to raise $2 million to help fund the $10 million national ‘yes’ campaign. Macedon Ranges council was asked to contribute $16,756, while Hume council was asked for $58,434. Both decided not to pay up but will promote the ‘yes’ campaign. Neighbouring Hepburn and Moorabool councils won’t cough up either, but Mount Alexander shire ($8597) and Melton council ($10,000) will.

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AS LONG-TIME ambassadors for MS Australia, Sunbury couple Mark and Brenda Fisher have done a lot for people with multiple sclerosis. But when Mrs Fisher recently sent out letters seeking government funding for projects to help MS sufferers, friends Dot Sanbrook and Laurel Opie suggested it was time the community pitched in to help out. Mr Fisher, 51, was 37 when diagnosed with MS. “Mark has progressive MS and has a motorised wheelchair,” Mrs Fisher said. “I can’t get him into the car and the lifestyle we had has completely changed. It makes it hard for him to leave the house. “To travel anywhere we need to get a taxi, which is expensive. “My mother lives in Ocean Grove

and I can’t say the last time we saw her as a family. “We miss out on a lot of overnight stays, which people have offered us, all because we just can’t get there.” Spurred by their desire to do something for the Fishers, their friends are now holding a fund-raiser. The money will help pay for a vehicle that can carry a wheelchair, giving the couple more mobility. The Fishers’ neighbour, Ken Murdoch, who was part of the mid’70s Australian rock band Taste, will provide entertainment for the beach-themed fund-raiser that will include auctions and raffles. It’s at Sunbury Memorial Hall on July 20 from 7pm. Tickets are $30. BYO food and drink.

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Council plans ‘hubs’ to create smarter living By Tara Murray

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THREE environmental education training hubs could be created in Hume. Hume councillors voted at their June 24 meeting to further investigate three locations that could be home to the hubs. A primary hub would be at Broadmeadows’ Seabrook Reserve, with secondary hubs at the 1st Craigieburn Cub and Scout hall and Evans Street grasslands meeting room in Sunbury. The hubs would focus on local sustainability issues and needs, and serve as a place to demonstrate sustainable living. Cr Drew Jessop said this was the first step in assessing the feasibility of the hubs, which would be a longterm project. “Such a hub, or hubs, leads to a diversity of engagement and learning about better sustainable practices in the community, and it will help save money,’’ he said. “It meets a number of social justice goals, such as energy and watersaving for our community.’’

Cr Jessop said the hubs would also help the council and community achieve many of their sustainability goals. Friends of Holden Flora Reserve’s Bianca Aquilina said she welcomed the idea of the hubs. The Friends is one of six environment groups that use the meeting room at Evans Street grasslands. “I think it’s a great idea and something that’s needed in Sunbury,” Ms Aquilina said. “[My] only question might be the proximity of the space in respect to the shopping centre . . . it’s quite far removed from the Sunbury CBD and as such you won’t get incidental visitors. “Hobsons Bay council have theirs located at the Altona library, which works well as you get casual visitors there.” Friends of Holden Flora Reserve is holding a tree-planting day on July 20. The planting, from 10am-noon, starts at the end of Hammersmith Court, behind Victoria University’s Sunbury campus.

Growing hopes: Bianca Aquilina has given the thumbs up to the environment hub proposal.

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D-Day on police training centre By Tara Murray

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graduated from the Victoria Police Academy. “We are currently working through the detail for selecting a new site in Hume for the training facility, and will be in a position to make further announcements shortly.� The spokeswoman said she couldn’t confirm possible locations. The Weekly reported last July that the old Victoria University site at Jacksons Hill in Sunbury was one possible location. Hume chief executive Domenic Isola said at the time that the council had written to then premier Ted Baillieu regarding use of the site as “a potential centre of excellence or training academy�. Another possible site is the excess land behind the Metropolitan Fire Brigade’s Craigieburn training centre. Last week, Hume acting city sustainability director Michael Sharp said the MFB site was well suited to such use.

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Housing costs push Hume to the limit By Helen Grimaux MORTGAGE stress and spiralling rents are hitting hard in Hume, with many householders paying well in excess of a third of their incomes to keep roofs over their heads. Householders in Dallas, specifically, and Hume, overall, are experiencing the highest mortgage stress in Victoria. With rising electricity and water costs added, many are at breaking point and mortgage “delinquencies” are on the rise, a national roundtable of housing and welfare agencies reported last week. Mortgage payment arrears in Dallas rose from 1.9 per cent in September to 2.9 per cent at the end of the first quarter in March. This represents 29 mortgages out of every 1000, making Dallas Victoria’s worst performing mortgage belt suburb. The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), its Victorian counterpart, VCOSS, together with peak social service and housing agencies, issued a call to all political parties to make housing a policy

priority in the coming federal election. The meeting included the Salvation Army, Anglicare Australia, St Vincent de Paul Society, National Shelter, Homelessness Australia and the Community Housing Federation of Australia. Their call follows the release of an ACOSS report showing that Australia’s housing affordability crisis is having a devastating impact, particularly on people in the lowest income brackets. “With welfare agencies overwhelmingly reporting that housing availability and affordability is the greatest unmet need of their clients, the situation has become critical, and it’s time to act,” ACOSS deputy chief executive Dr Tessa Boyd-Caine said. VCOSS acting chief executive Carolyn Atkins said pressure on local agencies to provide emergency relief was a sure indicator of housing stress. “Our community is witnessing the significant impacts of the lack of affordable housing, especially Victorians on the lowest incomes who are most at risk of falling into poverty

‘Homelessness is increasingly an issue for families – the face of homelessness is changing.’ and disadvantage,” Ms Atkins said. The agencies called for more rental support and more appropriate levels of income support from the federal government, particularly for people facing unsustainable price increases for essential services starting in the new financial year. Australians for Affordable Housing spokesman Joel Pringle said housing costs were the number one issue for emergency relief providers across Victoria, with sharply rising demand reported by Lentara Uniting Care in Broadmeadows [see our story on page 7] and other agencies in Hume. “Homelessness is increasingly an issue for families – the face of homelessness is changing,” Mr Pringle said. “The housing crisis  ...  is holding back the nation.”

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I am pleased Macedon Ranges council has confirmed that a block of only 4020  square  metres is needed for an early-years hub in Gisborne. This means the original planned site at the corner of Willowbank and Brady roads is ideal (4880 square metres). There will be no access or traffic issues and the council can go some way to restoring community trust by reinstating its original decision to protect Daly Nature Reserve in perpetuity. Gisborne can have its hub and also keep its treasured reserve.  Helen Radnedge, Gisborne

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A number of residents and business owners in Gisborne CBD have expressed safety concerns over the existing footpaths, particularly those with brick pavers. While Macedon Ranges council officers have attempted to address these matters within the constraints of our existing footpath budget, they were never really addressed as a whole project because of the significant funding required. At our last meeting on June 26, the council resolved to seek $300,000 under round five of the federal government’s Regional Development Australia Fund for the replacement of footpaths in Gisborne’s CBD. The main reason for this request is to minimise trip hazards because of raised brick pavers on the worst sections of Hamilton, Brantome, Prince and Robertson streets in Gisborne. This approach is consistent with our health and wellbeing plan that was recently added to our 2013-14 council plan. These funds will allow for significant

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alking through a vineyard recently, well after this year’s grapes had been picked and fermented, I noticed a few rows of vines with bunches of shrivelled grapes still clinging to them. I picked a couple of berries and gave them a squeeze. The juice from these brown-grey grapes was rich and incredibly sweet – this was for the winery’s dessert wine. The grapes were infected with botrytis, or noble rot, a fungus that draws moisture out of the grapes and leaves the remaining juice rich and concentrated and with distinct marmalade and honeysuckle notes. The best botrytised sweet wines show the characters of the grape they were made from, such as semillon or riesling, plus the added dimension that botrytis brings to the bottle. Botrytis on grapes isn’t always a good thing. In fact, it’s a real danger in the vineyard while the grapes are growing. Just as it can affect the grapes to produce noble rot, it can get hold of grapes as they’re growing, when it’s known as grey rot. Grey rot can decimate

reds and wipe out whites in a short time. It affects strawberries, too, making them inedible. Botrytis needs humidity to grow, and during the grape-growing season most winemakers spray their vines to ward off the disease after heavy rains. But when the conditions are right and noble rot sets in, the resulting wines are simply a joy to drink. You don’t need to wait until the dessert course to serve them either: match them with pate or foie gras at the beginning of a meal, or a salty cheese. Some sweet wines can feel like a dessert in themselves, often weighing in with more than

200 grams of residual sugar per litre – the average white wine has about four grams per litre. Not all dessert wines are affected by noble rot. There’s a style known as cane-cut, where the canes that sprout the bunches are severed from the vine, cutting off the flow of nutrients and causing the grapes to shrivel and intensify. There’s also moscato. Moscato from Italy’s Asti region, plus the local renditions, works well with delicate, light desserts. It’s also a nice alternative to tea and coffee with a slice of mid-afternoon cake.

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hile studying a mechanical engineering degree David Seng worked as a barista. He loved the coffee industry so much that he stayed on, even after finishing his course. Mr Seng now teaches at a Melbourne coffee-making school, sharing his passion with fellow coffee lovers. ‘‘Melbourne is the coffee capital of Australia. I was a barista for six years and now solely teach coffee-making skills. My career has even led me to teach in Singapore.’’ Mr Seng has won multiple awards at the Victorian and Australian barista championships, proving he’s a man who knows his coffee. Many Melburnians enjoy multiple cups of coffee daily and Mr Seng believes caffeine-drinkers fall into three categories. ‘‘There’s the ‘utility coffee-drinker’, a person who consumes coffee solely for the caffeine hit; the ‘social coffee-drinker’ who enjoys coffee for its social connection, catching up with friends over a few of the hot beverages; and a ‘coffee connoisseur’, who wants to know all about the coffee they are drinking, where it came from, how it’s roasted and what makes it so good.’’ Mr Seng says there are a few things to keep in mind when looking for good quality coffee or when making one. ‘‘Freshly ground coffee is best, preferably ground within the past few minutes. The supermarket variety is often fully oxidised and stale so most of the flavours would have evaporated. Heating the milk to the correct temperature and using the right amount of coffee are also imperative to creating an enjoyable drink.’’

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Locals . . .

serving local families

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• Open 7 days for lunch and dinner • Express Lunch Menu Monday –Friday · Seniors Menu Monday – Friday · Bar Meals from $16.00 · Childrens Meals from $8.50 · Free childs gift with every childs meal purchase

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• Open fires • Happy Hour every Friday 5pm – 7pm

• Functions • Alfresco Dining Area • Seniors • Children’s Playground • Fully Licenced

Thursday 25th 3 course dinner, glass of house wine, $39 - see website for details.

• Full TAB facilities • Childrens play room

We look forward to meeting you soon.

OPEN FOR BREAKFAST Morning train? ...In a rush? Coffee & muffins to go! $10 Lunches WE ARE THE FAMILY VENUE PH: 9744 5200 Fax: 9744 5100

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Contemporary Thai Cuisine Woodend’s first Thai Cuisine Restaurant invites you to enjoy top class genuine Thai food in relaxed surroundings! Cooked by Authentic Thai Cooks for your pleasure

17 Templeton St, Woodend Dine-in & Takeaway 03 5427 4852 Tues - Thurs & Sun 5pm - 9.30pm Fri & Sat 5pm - 10.30pm

LICENSED & BYO WINE

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• Function room available for hire

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• Poker Night – Thursdays

Internat’l dinners on Thurs with complimentary glass wine. Breakfast & lunch: Tues to Sun. Dinner Thurs, Frid & Sat. Closed Mon. 4 station st, riddells creek www.seasonsbistro.com.au


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n tough financial times eating out can be seen as a luxury, but with Royal Hotel’s ‘budget buster’ menu there’s always something affordable for the whole family. “At Royal Hotel our aim is to provide a family dining experience for locals to come and enjoy a meal together without having to worry about an expensive bill at the end,” venue manager Andrew Eastwood says. “We offer traditional and modern pub favourites at great prices.” The good-value meals are thanks to head chef John Dang who has been a part of the Royal Hotel crew for three years and constantly updates the menu to ensure customer satisfaction. “Different weekly specials allow us to stay in tune with our diners’ wants when it comes to good, quality food.” The hotel’s most popular dish is the trusty parma diners who eat in on Tuesday nights can chose from seven different toppings.

Winter warmer: Lamb shanks atop mash are a pub favourite

Other popular pub fare includes the 300 gram Graziers rump steak with a choice of sauces, chips and salad or vegies; and the seafood platter starring whiting, scallops, calamari, tempura prawns and oysters, with sides of chips and salad. There’s always something happening at the Royal: $12 lunches Monday-Friday Market Day Wednesdays, 1-3pm (win fruit and veg hampers) $14 steaks on Thursday nights Footy Frenzy Fridays 4.30-6.30pm (free Four ‘n’ Twenty pies, $3 pots, handball comp) Meat and beer raffle, Saturdays noon-2pm Kids Eat Free Saturday nights, live music from 9.30 pm Royal Hotel Sunbury, at 63 Evans Street, Sunbury, opens 7am-3am daily. Inquiries: 9744 1550 or royalhotel-sunbury.com.au

Lunch Mon-Sun 12-2.30pm Dinner Sun-Thur 6-8.30pm Fri-Sat 6-9pm

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propertyoftheweek

Real Estate Today Criteria for Buying Rental Properties Investing in Real Estate is one of the smartest ways to make good money. Many people buy rental properties these days but not all of them get the returns they expect. The first step in buying rental property is buying the right property. Location: You have heard it before and you will hear always hear it. Location is the golden word in Real Estate. When buying a rental property, you need to understand the logistics of a location. Facilities: Consider the various facilities in the area – shopping centres, schools, hospitals, parks etc. The better the facilities, the more number of people will want to live in that area. Transport: Being well-connected to other parts of the city is essential. Even if the property is located on the outskirts of the city, easy access to public transportation will prove to be advantageous. Condition: A property in good condition means fewer headaches with regard to renovations and improvements. Homeowners for various reasons may be looking to sell their rental property. If the rental history looks positive, then it will save you the work of starting from scratch. The search for an investment can be difficult and time consuming. We at Dunlop Real Estate are very experienced in all aspects of the real estate market, so why not take advantage of our expertise, contacts and depth of experience. If you are interested in buying an investment property, or in any other sale, purchase or lease, feel free to contact me, John Dunlop on 9744 2555 at any time or alternatively, call into our friendly offices at Sunbury and Gisborne to discuss it.

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Woodend

3 Old Lancefield Road This Garden, Old Woodend – circa 1955

An established address, a delightful double storey three/four bedroom weatherboard cottage and an enchanting garden all within walking distance of Woodend Primary School, coffee shops, the supermarket and the golf course. Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

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83 High Street, Woodend

Price $495,000 View Sat 13 July 2-2.30pm Sat 20 July 1-1.30pm Julian Davies 0407 670 234

(03) 5427 2999


Shiny and new, with a view With a clever floorplan and parking aplenty, this house is a winner, writes Carole Levy

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hen the crab apple and Canadian maple trees that hug the boundaries reach maturity, they will not only put on a fine display and deliver years of enjoyment but will create an enviable sense of privacy on this block of about 1569 square metres. But that’s then. Right now, there’s a house built by local builders RiverGum Constructions, with its shiny newness intact and a layout that meets the demands for today’s family lifestyle. Inside, glossy charcoal floor tiles, black blockout blinds throughout, a light-toned wall

palette and timber laminate cabinetry are the backdrop to roomy living spaces. Wall cavities in the entry foyer give glimpses of a carpeted lounge room, while the main bedroom opposite has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with charcoal and white decor and heat lamp. A laundry with adequate storage precedes the living hub of kitchen, meals nook, family area and an open, carpeted rumpus room. The kitchen has an island bench – long enough to seat six – a pantry, soft-grey glass splashback, dishwasher and 900mm gas cooker. The family area opens to an integrated,

north-facing outdoor entertainment area which, along with the kitchen-meals zone, has clear views of Mount Macedon. A carpeted hallway heads from the family room to three bedrooms, each with built-in wardrobes. A separate toilet and the main bathroom are also along the hall. Car parking will never be a problem because there’s a huge area of coloured concrete in front of the double garage. The land surrounding the house has plenty of scope for gardens, pool, sheds or other wish fulfilment for future owners.

11 Jackson Court, Gisborne Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 Living areas: Lounge, family-meals, rumpus The rest: Natural gas central heating, split-system, high ceilings, integrated alfresco zone, town water, double garage with remote-control and internal access Price: $589,000 Private sale Agent: Hunt Real Estate Gisborne, 5428 2544

Providing The Highest Level Of Professional Service & Expert Real Estate Knowledge. Arrange an Obligation Free Property Appraisal Today! www.huntrealestate.com.au

REAL ESTATE

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

4 Molvig Rise Sunbury

4 Manolive Court Sunbury

THE ESSENCE IN FAMILY LIVING

KISMeT ParK loCaTIoN

Large family home in a prestigious court location. Feat 4 double brs, study, ens, dressing room, WIR, BIRs, large kit, 3 living areas. High ceilings, s/s apps, d/washer, heating, cooling. Outdoor entertaining, dble gge, remote, internal and rear access and store room.

FOR SALE $539,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT SUNBURY Office 9744 2555

6 Harker Street Sunbury

For Sale $349,000 INSPeCT THIS SATURDAY 10.30-11.00am Photo ID Required CoNTaCT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

128 Phillip Drive Sunbury

HISTORICAL MINER’S COTTAGE Quaint historical miner’s cottage set within the township. Beautifully restored to combine authentic old world materials and modern fittings. Features 2 brs, kit, 2 living areas, 2 way bathroom, laundry, alfresco entertaining and carport.

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.

9744 2555 5428 2800

HoMe WITH a VIeW FOR SALE $375,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 10.30-11.00AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

4 brs, ens, BIR’s, open plan kit/meals/family, gas and elec cooking, dishwasher, ducted heating, ceiling fans, main bathroom, laundry, alfresco, window locks, double remote garage. Sorry no pets

For Sale $369,000 INSPeCT THIS SATURDAY 1.30-2.00pm Photo ID Required CoNTaCT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Sunbury ACT QUICKLY! This allotment of approximately 580m² can be found in a quiet court location. All services are available making this an ideal block to build on.

4 Oakmont Court Sunbury NOTHING TO DO BUT MOVE IN FOR SALE $147,000 INSPECT PLANS AT OFFICE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Beautifully renovated 4 bedroom home with large lounge, meals / kitchen and great outdoor entertaining area plus a modern garage / workshop. This property will not disappoint.

To see our full range of properties for sale go to:

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Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

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

FOR SALE $349,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

John Dunlop 0419 001 991

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

9744 2555 5428 2800

AUCTION

27 Farrell Street New Gisborne SOPHISTICATED STYLE & LOCATION French provincial style home with light filled kit/ dining, leading to a beautiful decked alfresco. Feats polished timber floors & beautiful landscaped gardens. Boasting 4 luxurious brs, 2 living areas, 2 modern bathrooms, garage & carport.

74 Panorama Drive Gisborne

129 Peters Road Gisborne

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS ON 4 ACRES WITH TOWN WATER Country living at its best within minutes of Gisborne Township and easy freeway access. Family home boasting 4 bedrooms plus study, 2 living zones, 2 bathrooms, double integrated garage & double colourbond shed.

AUCTION SATURDAY 20TH JULY @ 12NOON INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

LIFESTYLE PROPERTY AND OLIVE GROVE FOR SALE $789,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 12.00-12.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Superb family home with 2 living zones, 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 bathrooms, irrigated olive grove (800 approx.), shedding, stables, 4 tanks, 2 dams and bore.

FOR SALE $795,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Sunbury PREMIUM CHOICE ALLOTMENTS Three choice allotments of approx 480m² & 655m² set in the popular newly established Brookhaven estate. Level building pads, crossovers in place, all services available and reasonable covenants in place to protect your future investment. Ideal for 1st home buyers and investors.

57 Marjorie Avenue Sunbury PRIVACY WITH POTENTIAL

FOR SALE $199,000 & $210,000 INSPECT PLANS AT OFFICE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

An ideal 1st home or investment property features 3 bedrooms, WIR, BIRs, large modern kitchen, meals, lounge, bathroom and laundry. Covered entertaining, spacious yard, lock up garage and carport.

FOR SALE $290,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.30-3.00pm Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

RENTAL PROPERTIES AVAILABLE Lancefield

Pasley Street, Sunbury

Station Street, Sunbury

$550 PW Available: July 2013

$292 PW Available: 18/7

$310 PW Available: Now

Timms Court, Sunbury

Phillip Drive, Sunbury

Clarkefield

$310 PW Available: Now

$350 PW Available: Now

$260 PW Available: 20/7

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.

COSY UNIT IN A GREAT LOCATION 2 brs, BIR’s, kit, gas and elec cooking, lounge room, family room, gas heating, split system, bathroom, laundry, court yard, single garage. Sorry no pets.

HOME WITH A VIEW 4 brs, ens, BIR’s, open plan kit/meals/family, gas and elec cooking, dishwasher, ducted heating, ceiling fans, main bathroom, laundry, alfresco, window locks, double remote

To see our full range of properties for sale go to:

www.dunloprealestate.com.au

CLOSE TO THE HEART OF TOWN 3 bdrms, kitch/meals, elec cooking, lounge, gas heating, large yard, garage.

Leaders in Real Estate Excellence

PEACEFUL SURROUNDINGS 3 brs, BIR’s, kitmeals, elec cooking, lounge, split system, sun room, bathroom with separate toilet, single carport, tank water. No acreage is included.

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

John Dunlop 0419 001 991

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

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REAL ESTATE GISBORNE

5428 2544 Lots 1-6 Rockglen Way (off Dalrymple Road) “Rockglen Estate” - Exclusive Country Lifestyle Allotments. Six Blocks - Each 9.6 acres (3.9ha). Lots 5 & 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 $485,000

TOOLERN VALE

410–432 Gisborne-Melton Rd

~ 11.6 Acres – 4.7 Hectares approx. ~ Magnificent elevated views to City & You Yangs. Includes planning permit & the beginnings of luxury home by Registered Builder. Located on the edge of Gisborne South. Project ready for frame. Plans, current permits & inspections available. Proposed residence 46 squares living & 70 squares under roof. Quality build to date. Power connected. Good pasture, ideal for grazing. Superb location. Plans available via email.

AuCTION: SATuRDAY 13TH OF JuLY AT 11.00AM

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

New GisborNe

6 Comic Court

Attractive Family Home with separate Flat/studio with ensuite Located in quiet court. Easy walk to school, station/bus, café & hotel. Comp. 3 living areas including home theatre, 3 bedrooms, study/4th & ensuite plus flat/studio. Features polished floor boards, ducted heating/cooling, wood heater & sensational outdoor living area. Double garage, extra shedding & established garden. Suit large or extended family. Land 1,023m² PrivAte sAle: PriCe: $559,000 view: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

www.huntrealestate.com.au

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REAL ESTATE New GisboRNe

86 Ferrier Road

5428 2544 Gisborne

11 Jackson Court All the space you need inside & out. Young home – Land Approx. 1569m². The hard work has been done – just add your finishing touches, sit back & enjoy. 4 bedrms, kitchen/meals/living rm, sitting room/study & family/media room, ensuite, bathroom & dbl garage.Well appointed & with high ceilings, extensive paving, alfresco area, dishwasher, built in robes, natural gas ducted heating & split system cooling. Easy distance to town. PrivAte sALe: PriCe: $599,000 vieW: Saturday 1.00 - 1.30pm

NEW GISBORNE

Unit 2/271 Station Road “Wisteria” Gorgeous cottage in character filled main street precinct.

“sURAMA” DisTiNCTiVe CoUNTRY HoMesTeAD –CiRCA 1935. LAND APPRoX. 1.04HA (2.5 ACRes). Classic timber residence offers spacious & stylish comfort comprising 4 B/R, 2 ensuites & bathrm, formal lounge & dining room, both with O.F.P. Modern kitchen & meals area overlooking the gardens, outdoor living space & inground pool. Also includes a sep. 2 B/R cottage, outbuildings incl. large workshop/ office & triple carport. CBD within 50 mins & close to station. A select & appealing property.

Low maintenance living in this appealing home. Modern interior offers 2 B/Rs, bathroom/powder room complex, large kitchen/dining/living room, well equipped laundry & fully integrated garage with work alcove. Mod cons incl. central heating, air con, water tank & R/C entry to garage. Pretty gardens front & rear of property.

PRiVATe sALe: PRiCe: $1,200,000 View: Saturday 2.00 - 2.30pm

PRIvatE SalE: PRICE: $425,000 vIEW: Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

GISBORNE

5 Jonathan Road

GISBORNE

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

~ Morningside Estate 1,335m² ~ Opportunity to Purchase in Gisborne’s Premier Location.

Homestead style family residence on superb allotment -fenced garden area & wildlife haven. 5 Bedrooms, 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. Double garage/ workshop.

An elevated allotment in peaceful court. Nature reserve opposite and to the rear. Fantastic views. Superb residential location, close to schools & township. Plans available for luxury residence. View it & you’ll love it!

PRIvAtE SALE: PRICE: $820,000 vIEW: Saturday 3.00 - 3.30pm

New GisboRNe

12 Ladd Road 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.

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

6 Green Gully Close

PRIvatE SaLE: PRICE: $279,000

New GisboRNe

5 Ladd Road Factory / warehouse. Tilt slab Construction. Area 257m² approx. Located in Gisborne Industrial Estate. Good access and close to Calder freeway and railway station. Double container height with office area. Long term lease available.

FoR LeAse: PRiCe: $1,625 PCm + GsT + ouTGoiNGs. View: By appointment.

www.huntrealestate.com.au

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agents’choice

Picture-perfect – practical, too

Mine this, and you’ll have a gem

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he Birches is a picture-perfect Cape Cod house on 1212 square metres that awaits new owners to continue its story. Tucked away in a private cul-de-sac, the enchanting house is framed by manicured gardens. Its ground floor has three bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes and one a walk-in ’robe; a modern bathroom; laundry with outdoor access; lounge room; open-plan familydining area; and a kitchen with European appliances and Caesarstone benchtops.

8 Hotham Avenue, Mount Macedon Price: $880,000 Private sale Agent: RT Edgar Macedon Ranges, Woodend, 5427 1222

tep back in time in this quaint miner’s cottage in Sunbury. The historic residence has been renovated, but it retains its old-world charm with high ceilings, picture rails and polished floorboards. There are two bedrooms; a two-way bathroom with claw-foot bath; open-plan living-dining space; sunroom; and a countrystyle kitchen with timber bench tops, servery and stainless-steel appliances. A wood heater, split-system unit, decked entertainment area, shed, carport and landscaped gardens are included.

6 Harker Street, Sunbury Price: $375,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

House lights up the hobby far m

Renovated inside, a pergola out the back

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ear Red Rock private school and featuring views to the valley and city, this property is ideal for cultivating hobby-farm crops and home produce. The storybook-style residence has two bedrooms and openplan living rooms with polished timber floorboards, splitsystems and solid-fuel heating. Upstairs is a study and the main bedroom with parents’ retreat, en suite and balcony. Outside there’s plenty of shedding, including a hot house. The road also wraps around to Clarkfield railway station.

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515 Settlement Road, Sunbury Price: $599,000 Private sale Agent: Gisborne Real Estate, 5428 8895

ecently renovated, this house is an all-round winner. An entrance and hallway with slate floor leads to four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom and laundry. A lounge room has a gas wall furnace and the kitchen has modern appliances, including a dishwasher. A covered outdoor deck/pergola and drive-through garage/ workshop with carport are included. As well, there’s new paintwork, timber venetians, evaporative cooling, ceiling fans, landscaped gardens and a shed.

4 Oakmont Court, Sunbury Price: $349,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555


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14 DUMBARTON WAY

Fresh northfacing and sunny, open plan living, subtle décor 4BR. Massive pantry and WIR, DLUG, 2 living, in prestige area and quality built by Kirkham. Huge block 1027SQM.

$575,000

WOODEND

33 SPENCER ROAD

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

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BULLENGAROOK

341 WATERLOO FLAT ROAD

Private 86 acres corner block with Spanish influence house. Sensational opportunity to roll up the sleeves, paint polish and TLC to reap the rewards. Undeniably spectacular views, expansive living rooms and 4 bedrooms. Magnificent versatile property.

GISBORNE

37 SWINBURNE AVENUE

On one full acre in township locale, 4 bedroom BV, big living rooms, excellent shedding, stunning grounds, decked BBQ area, ducted heating, evap cooling, natural gas. All the comforts!

$735,000

$599,000

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12 DALTON STREET

Unsurpassed in design and quality. Adjoins tranquil parklands - Approx 50Sqs of highest calibre craftsmanship on 1600SQM. Five living rooms, 3 BR, study. Innovative floor plan and exclusive neighbourhood. Five Star Deluxe Lifestyle.

$1,150,000

MACEDON

11 FERRIER STREET

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!

$522,500

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MOUNT MACEDON

1 GOVERNORS DRIVE

In beautiful Mt Macedon setting on 2700SQM English grounds, this 3BR plus study, rendered B.V has rumpus, formal lounge/ dining, sep family room, deluxe kitchen. Of 33 sqm, the home is stylishly modern blended with Edwardian charm.

$889,000

7/38 Brantome Street Gisborne info@gisborne-realestate.com.au

RIDDELLS CREEK

5A MOORES ROAD

App. 3000 SQM with impressive driveway. 4 BR + study, sep living rooms - lounge, family, dining, rumpus. Outstanding outdoor living with swim spa, superb outlooks with continental garden. Contemporary elegance with smooth rustic character. Magnificent family lifestyle opportunity.

5428 8895

www.gisborne-realestate.com.au www.macedonrangesrealestate.com.au

$669,000

Janis Paul Robert Wilson Jim Paul

0417 560 897 0432 689 763 0418 283 904

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Builders and Building Services Pat O’Meara M: 0417 334 924 DB-U 32219 www.greenridgehomes.com.au pat@greenridgehomes.com.au

John at Kerrie Electrics on 9337 4732/ 9744 2478 / 0418 582 656

All Electrical Wiring, Airconditioning, Heating, Phone, Data, TV, Sound Systems, Hotplates, Oven  Installations  Repairs  Service Safety testing, tagging and much much more!

Calco Electrical Pty Ltd  9744 1555 41 O’Shanassy Street, Sunbury Email: info@calcoelectrical.com.au Rec 122 www.calcoelectrical.com.au “Servicing the local community for over 37 years”

Lonnie O’Grady 0418 576 342 Registered Builder DBU 39839 www.logradyconstructions.com.au

• New Homes • Multi Unit Developments • Extensions • Decks & Pergolas • Renovations G6112681AA-dc25Jun

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Phone John Kemp REC 9537

Computer Service and Repairs ELKASALSA COMPUTER SERVICES Servicing all types of computer needs • Networking • Small businesses

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Call Alan on 0422 384 544 G5589359AA-dc11Jun

Concrete Products and Services

CONCRETING & EXCAVATION P/L

� Stencil � Exposed Ag � Pattern � Slate � Plain

Small and Large Jobs

Earth Moving, Trenching, Post Holes, Clean Ups, Landscaping. Call Steve 0439 038 839 or 5428 3742

Fencing and Gates

• Site Cleans • Soil Removals • Driveway • Nature Strip & Other Various Excavations Fully Insured Call Steve 0409 968 889 or email steve@persaudhomes.com.au Mini Digger, Bobcat, Tipper

• Site Cleans & Rubbish Removals • Driveways & Nature Strips • General Landscaping • Soil Crushed Rock & Toppings • Post Holes • Soil & Concrete Removals • Retaining Walls - Day rate available G6104180AA-dc18Jun

Phone Darren 0488 926 648

DRIVEWAYS:

All aspects of concreting covered

FREE QUOTES & FAUX BRICK AVAILABLE

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

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NEW GISBORNE PAVING

• • • •

Crushed rock Scoria Menages & Tracks Crossovers

EXCAVATIONS: • • • •

For house sites Driveways Landscaping Shed sites

Bobcats Tippers Roller Grader Excavators www.gregandersononline.com Mob: 0427-759-212 Ph: 5428-8802

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131 546 SAM BEATTIE 0413 353 021 SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

M & P Smith Property Maintenance

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Glazing and Glaziers AUSSIE EMERGENCY GLASS 50% DISCOUNT* or cover $100 excess Windows... Doors... Shop Fronts... Homes, Businesses, Offices, Insurance Work

9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

*Conditions apply

G6119153AA-dc1Jul

Macedon Ranges Glass

Floor Services

QTF

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

Call 0409 250 445

Phone 0407 506 578

G6136411

DMZ EXCAVATIONS & MINI DIGGER

MORE than just mowing!

G6068785AA-dc4Jun

Call Bernie 0434 439 704

9746 3080

SPECIALISING IN SLATE PAVING

www.bevinsboundaries.com.au

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

BOBCAT AND TIPPER TRUCK

Gardening, Rubbish Removal, Mulching Gutters Cleaned, Landscaping, Expert Pruning, Hedge Trimming, Ride-On Mowing, Clean Ups, Body Corporates, Free Quotes Insurance/ Work Cover work provided Police Checked, Insured & OH&S Compliant

All sites left clean Telephone Bevin on 0404 046 864

❖ Picket Fences ❖ Decks ❖ Pergolas ❖ General Carpentry ❖ Free Quotes

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Garden Services

www.jimsmowing.net

• Picket, Paling, Colorbond & Tubular Fences • Retaining Walls • Boxed Lattice • Core Drilling • Gates

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Phone David Aldridge 0407 871 618 or AH 5422 3210

Ph: 9971 1444

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Building Fences with Pride

JB PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

� Display Area Open by Appointment � 29 yrs experience

MR MINI DIGGER

Excavations and Earth Moving BOB CAT GRADER & EXCAVATOR HIRE

Commercial and Residential Registered Builder Practitioner, MBA Member. G6151838AA-dc9Jul

0418 382 729 - AH 5428 1811

G5419552AA-dc25Sep

Construction and Joinery Pty Ltd

0412 561 259

Mea te & Quo

Rural and Farm Fencing Specialists  For all your fencing needs 

G6030960AA-dc21May

SHERIDAN & FITZPATRICK

since SERVICE & REPAIRS - WARRANTY 1958 www.airportdoors.com.au

F R EsuEre

E R & J W Campbell

A Grade Electrical Contractor Servicing Your Local Area

ADAM VALENTI

ROLLER DOORS - SECTIONAL DOORS CUSTOM MADE - AUTOMATED OPERATORS

FENCING CONTRACTORS G5600017AA-dc11Dec

All types of electrical installations inc Split systems ★ Domestic ★ Commercial ★ Industrial

G5462353AA-dc29Jan

VIC / Interstate

Garages Garage Doors and Carports

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GARAGE DOORS DIRECT FROM MANUFACTURER

Phone Leon (03) 5428 2802 or 0418 378 602

Bevin’s Boundaries (9(5< -2%

QUICK SMART ELECTRICAL

Call Peter 0438 380 850

Quality workmanship

TIMBER FLOORING

Servicing Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges since 1970

13 Wright Street, Sunshine, Vic, 3020. Tel: 9312 5166 - Mob: 0422 314 306 *Massive Showroom Supplies & Installations: *Solid Timbers *Floating Floors *Laminates *Bamboo *Decking

Sanding & Polishing (New & Old Floors) Experienced in Installations All jobs satisfaction guaranteed *Free Quotes *Good Prices

Top Rate Floors

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L.O’Grady Constructions

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Small & Large Trucks available

Furniture - Piano’s - Pool Tables

G5368812AA-dc4Sep

A 1 Absolute

Rec 1944 A Grade Electrician Any type of Electrical Work Ceiling Fans TV & Ph points, lights, power points, safety switches etc. No job too small. FREE SMOKE ALARM. 10% Pensioner discount.

• Dam sinking • House and factory excavations • Clearing etc • Laser levelling.

G5397522AA-dc27Nov

Electrical Services

No job too small

Phone Alan 0403 339 724 or 5426 2494

GISBORNE TAXI-TRUCK & COURIER SERVICE

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

Phone 0412 488 732

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G5390263AA-dc11Sep

Bricklayer

"For all your bricklaying needs"

Removals - House Clearance

Leon Dupuy Dozer Hire Pty Ltd With over 40 years experience

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

6 Ladd Road New Gisborne

5428 2899

www.macedonrangesglass.com.au

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

G6051903AA-dc28May

Experts in all types concrete Plain – Colour – Slate – Stencil – Exposed call JOE 9390 2097 or 0419 303 150 www.taylorslakesconcrete.com

Bricklayers

• New Homes • Outdoor Living • Extensions • All Carpentry Work • Renovations

G5966031AA-dc23Apr

TAYLORS LAKES CONCRETE

Furniture Removals

G5664659AA-dc15Jan

Trades & Services

Excavations and Earth Moving

G6064429AA-dc4Jun

Concrete Products and Services

Phone 131198


13 24 25

Weekly Classifieds Rubbish Removal

G5415577AA-dc28May

• Gas Ducted Heating • Gas Log Fires • Reverse Cycle Wall Hung Split System • Reverse Cycle Split Ducted System

The original provider servicing Macedon Ranges and surrounding areas

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

0408 554 284 LIC 28673

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

5429 5646

WE COME TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR HEATING NEEDS

For free quotes call now: 1300 550 901

Macedon Ranges MINI SKIPS

G6115988AA-dc24Jun

Westsub Heating & Cooling

3M, 4M, 6M, 8M, 10M & Walk In Bins Available Gisborne based, servicing the Macedon Ranges

" A local providing for locals ''

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

✆ Glen 0450 1020 30 - 5428 4238

Paul Murphy

0438 298 659

41 O’Shanassy St, Sunbury

Water Tanks and Water Bores DK & EM Murray

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

Ring a bin today 1300 746 422 0418 392 622

Windows

If it’s got gas we’ll fix it!

G6060357AA-dc4Jun

Licensed Natural Gas Conversion Specialist

Lic. No. 24391

EXPERT

Painting Services

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

0414 19 83 12 G6120078

Tom's Termites 15 years experience and Pest Services

✔Bees ✔Wasps ✔Ants ✔Spiders ✔Cockroaches ✔Rats ✔Mice ✔Possums ✔Termites ✔Termite pre treats

Call Tom 0479 064 168

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Plasterers Domestic/Commercial/Insurance Prompt and Reliable All aspects of Plastering All small and large jobs. No Obligation Free Quotes

0408 910 246 or 5428 8332

G5738798AA-dc5Feb

GREG CANNARD PLASTERING SERVICES

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FIVE STAR REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING � Full Insurance � All work Council approved � 15 years guarantee � All Council permits supplied � 100% computer levelling � Concrete pump used � 15 years experience � For a free quote and advice

STAR

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�Termite Treatments �Possums � Bees & Wasps � Termite Control � Rats & Mice �Termite Pre-treatment � Ants & Spiders � Weed Control Phone: 0400 606 676 G6105141AA-dc18Jun

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TILING

Contact Simon:

9309 0700 - 0411 174 000

NO JOB TO SMALL

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

FREE QUOTES

Showroom at 18 Quinn Drive, Keilor Park

G6117044AA-dc24Jun

Call Jason 0431 856 496

Tree Services

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

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

TREE LOPPING & REMOVAL • Fully Insured ($20m) • Electrically Certified • Trained Staff • Qualified Arborist

9744 3033 ~ 0488 393 799

Rubbish Removal All BICKLES RUBBISH REMOVAL ★ Cheap Rates ★ Pensioner Discount ★ We Load For You ★ Free Quotes

JEFF 9744 1401 - 0418 998 823

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Adult Phone Talk A FREE Local chat for a limited time. Call Melbourne Ladies 9825 3436. Guys 9825 3437. Local/mobile rates apply.

Specialists in wall & floor tiling

Roller Shutters

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ FULL INSURANCE Patrick O'Toole ★ ★ ★ ★ ☎ 5422 2242 or 0408 736 887 ★ G5520659 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ ★

MACEDON RANGES TREE LOPPING & STUMP GRINDING

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General ALL FETISH! Anything goes! from 99c/min 1300 700 904 1902 226 323 Chat now! $5.45/min pay/mob extra

TRELOAR

G5878720AA-dc19Mar

Over 20 years experience in pest control

5428 3477

“We won’t be beaten on price’’ 7 days a week ~ All areas All drains unblocked

Tilers

Ph: 0416 033 003 or 9338 3668 (AH)

Pest Control

52 Barry Road, New Gisborne

Family owned and operated G5710211AA-dc29Jan EPA Permit

G5996061AA-dc7May

REBLOCKING & UNDERPINNING

Reasonable Price - For a free quote call

SIMS SEPTIC TANK & GREASE TRAP CLEANING Phone 5422 2952 Mobile 0407 506 644

Reblocking and Underpinning ✬ Domestic ✬ Commerical ✬ Interior ✬ Exterior

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

Septic Tanks

G5994182AA-dc7May

• Replastering • Repaints to New Homes • Patch and paint • Internal and external • Carports and Decking

Contact 0407 846 619

G5688051AA-dc22Jan

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

Commercial - Industrial - Domestic

9744 4144

Suppliers & installers of:

Ph: 5367 7756 or 0438 536 150

Plastering & Developments

Sammy

SUNBURY CITY ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONICS

• TV and Sound System repair and Inc Home Entertainment Set Up • Microwave, Vac, Dryer and Small Appliance Repairs • Digital TV antennas and outlets supplied, installed and repaired • Safety test & tagging • Electronics & componentry

Call Rowdie McIntosh

DJPPAINTING

DNG

TV and Home Entertainment Services

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

Macedon Ranges / Sunbury based / Gisborne 7 days a week Support your local business

THE GAS CHIEF

Painters and Decorators

0408 507 145

WATER BORING

2M, 3M, 4M, 6M & 9M Walk in bins available

G5448767AA-dc9Oct

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

G5277067AA-dc24Jul

Specialising in � Bluestone & Castlemaine rock � House Retaining walls � Drystone � All types of paving � Feature Walls � Slate/Brick Paving Qualified � 20 years Exp.

• Hydronic Slab & Panel Heating • Hot Water Units • Gas Fitting • Spilt Systems • Ducted Heating • Roofing • Rain Water Systems • Evaporative Cooling • Drainage • Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations Servicing Romsey & Surrounds

G6071143AA-dc4Jun

Murphys Plumbing Vic

Stonelayer And Paver

G6085568

RING-A-BIN

Landscaping

Tree & Stump Removal  The Narrow Access Specialists  Pensioner discount  Full insurance cover Call Greg & Elisha for a Free Quote

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

 Commercial  Residential  Industrial  Backhoe Hire  Trenching  All General Plumbing

Specialising in:

That Tree Feller

GISBORNE MINI SKIPS/DINGO HIRE

G5520480AA-dc29Jan

G5919546AA-dc7May

S&L DRAINAGE & PLUMBING P/L

A GRADE

Tree Services

G6148239AA-dc9Jul

Plumbing

G5406486AA-dc25Sep

Heating

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Male 2 Male Escort

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Public Notices

Discreet Rear Parking (via lane way) CREDIT CARD & EFTPOS WELCOME Ladies Warmly Welcomed Mel ref P43 B1 / Tram 57 Stop 22 77 Race Course Road, North Melbourne

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

Friday 5.00pm Monday 10.00am

Phone 13 24 25

Education and Tuition

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

Full Body Massage

CLASSIFIEDS

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

13 24 25

Trading World

Public Notices

G5285505

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.

G6116890AA-dc24Jun

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

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First Option is Adoption We are open 7 days per week

UNRESERVED AUCTION – CLEARING SALE (DECEASED ESTATE) Sunday 14th July 2013 at 10am Sandy Creek Rd, Maldon 3463 TRACTOR, FARM IMPLEMENTS, 4x4 TOYOTA LANDCRUISER, CARAVAN, SHEDSUNDRIES, OLD TOOLS, COLLECTABLES AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS TRACTOR IMP, C/VAN, L/CRUISER, WORKSHOP- Fiat 411R Rops, Day Cab tyres appearance ex cond., Kanga 4X6 slasher (used once), belt driven saw bench, carry all, jib, linkage arms stabilizer, top link, tow bar, old 6ft slasher, Berands grader blade, trailing harrows 4 bank, super spreader, Husky chain saw, Atom posthole drill, mower, trailer, Stihl 039 chainsaw, Stihl b/cutter, lots of garden tools, shredder, 6x4 trailer, Major 8x5 tandem & crate chq/plate regd (like new), pedestal drill, d/e grinder, arch welder, trolley jack, ladder, Workmate bench, chains, cement mixer (hand wind), battery drills, jerry cans, g clamps, jockey wheel, wire spinner, fencing gear, 1986 Toyota L/cruiser factory turbo (mechanically sound) just out of rego, 1984/5 Statesman pop top c/van 4 berth annex brake & bearing just done (immaculate condition), and camping gear. COLLECTABLES- C.I. wheels & pots, irons, milk & cream cans (stamped Maldon), old timber boxes, old bottles, rabbit traps, singer sewing machine, singer knitting machine, silverware, Vacola kit, timber hand truck, old hand tools, Alfa Laval 102AE milk separator, wicker prams, baskets, basinets, timber ladder, shingle cutter, kero lamps, part picket fence, leather harness, ship forge bellows, ferret basket, bongo drums, fire fender, pine dresser, early blackwood bedroom suite, colonial table, earl lounge suite, Astor radio and lots of collectable smalls. HOUSEHOLD –Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer, washing machine, chairs, table, furniture, bric/brac, lots and lots of quality items. Inspection day of sale from 8.30AM... Strictly payment on day of sale only by cash, eftpos or cc (cc fee 1.5%) no cheques… 15% bp applies to all sales… Removal of goods on day of sale only... Check website for full details & photos

Martin Evans – Auctioneer – 0418 509 134 M.E. Auctions Auction & Clearing Sale Specialists www.martinevansauctions.com G6130107

6/130 High St, Woodend 5427 3603 32 MACEDON RANGES VOICE WEEKLY JULY 9, 2013 32 SUNBURY WEEKLY –&YOUR COMMUNITY \ July 9, 2013 >>

For Sale

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

For Sale

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� Manny 0418 570 249 www.woodbloke.com

Credit cards & Paypal Accepted in online store

FIREWOOD SUPPLIES 28 Sauer Road, New Gisborne. Split Red Gum and Box Firewood. Pick up and delivery by weight. Delivery by measure available. Free all areas. 7 days.

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

G5944482

That Nursery on Lancefield Road

REDGUM FIREWOOD, SPLIT, DRY & READY TO BURN FYI: 1 cubic meter is approx 600kgs, which is more than half a tonne - so compare our prices – you’ll be glad you did!!!

Mention this ad to receive: 4cbm $625, save $10. Normally $635. ***all prices include delivery to your door*** Pick Ups welcome For on time delivery of clean hand loaded wood We also offer Garden and Maintenance Services

Call 9744 4846 REDGUM FIREWOOD

MURRAY RIVER REDGUM

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Split and Free delivery. Tree Lopping Services Available.

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CLASSIFIEDS

FOR RESULTS! PHONE

13 24 25 G5990601AA-dc7May

Phone Mick Christie 0419 870 601 Delivery in Macedon Ranges Area

Resume Services

CL ASSIFIEDS

Situations Vacant CUSTOMER SERVICE!!

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A RÉSUMÉ WITH PROVEN RESULTS?

Start now. PC and mail order work from home. $2K - $5K / month. Phone (03) 8671 2990.

Guaranteed or your money back*

Call Bernadette:

0409 210 565 or 0428 359 214

Phone: 0439 314 347

4 cubic meters $400 8 cubic meters $760 10 cubic meters $900 Free Delivery

0418 570 249

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

LOCAL FIREWOOD $110pcm

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

SPLIT LOCAL FIREWOOD

Phone The Wood Bloke

Fire Wood-Red Gum

G6151147AA-dc9Jul

(Donations of money, bedding, blankets and other suitable items are welcome and much needed)

SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD

O'CALLAGHAN BROTHERS

Auctions and Clearing Sales

Equestrian and Equipment Pets Haven rescues and rehabilitates injured and abused animals. Please support Pets Haven so we can continue in our work. Pets Haven is a Not for profit animal shelter - Donations needed.

For Sale

“All prices include delivery”

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ALL ADVERTISERS - PLEASE NOTE

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

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

NATURAL PLUS

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

9326 8388

Health and Wellbeing

12m split . . 6m split . . 3m split . .

$130 pcm $135 pcm $140 pcm

20m split . . 20m unsplit . .

$125pcm $120pcm

Early Bird Special

Free Delivery All Areas Phone Peter on

03 5423 7103 G5710520

0408 807 466 7 days per week Experienced HR Manager able to assist with FREE résumé assessment and career advice, Cover Letter, Key Selection Criteria and Interview Coaching. A range of packages available. www.provenresumeresults.com.au

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Call Carolyn on Mob: 0431 304 296 Mobile Service

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Adult Services

G5927910AA-dc9Apr

Weekly Classifieds

HR Driver

HR Licenced Driver required for busy skip bin company. Must have road ranger gear-box experience. Send resume to: jarrod@datsskipbins.com.au

Catalogue Distributors & Collectors required ! Earn $100- $200/wk dependent on hrs worked. No outlay. Immediate start!

Call: 1300 133 362

www.pennymiller.com.au

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Calder gifted by Lever of power By Teo Pellizzeri Jake Lever was the last Calder Cannon standing for Vic Metro this season, and he didn’t let his fan club down at Etihad Stadium last Wednesday. Vic Metro finished second to South Australia in the AFL under-18 national championships but still took bragging rights against Vic Country with its 9.7 (61) to 6.6 (42) win. Lever, a versatile tall from Romsey, has been a stand-out for Calder this season, particularly as a defensive player with strong aerial capability. But it was a contest on the ground that wowed on Wednesday, with Lever and Zak Jones colliding head-on in the third quarter after a wonky bounce left the players charging not at the ball but each other. Lever thought he came off second best, but he bounced back to his feet without so much as a wince. The 17-year-old had a pocket of fans on Wednesday, with a banner sporting his nickname ‘Snake’ the most prominent piece of personal support for any of the players involved in a Metro v Country match.

SCOREBOARD ■ FOOTBALL RIDDELL DISTRICT FL

Premier RUPERTSWOOD 6.3 10.4 13.8 16.10 (106) WOOD-HESKET 1.0 1.2 5.4 7.7 (49) Goals: Rupertswood: D Murphy 3 B Slater 3 B Swallow 2 T Murphy 2 T Podolczak 2 B Brennan 2 C Kaye J Dunn. Woodend-hesket: T Perkins 2 C James P Podbury T Gawthrop M Crozier J Sheppard. Best: Rupertswood: T West C Kaye M Gaunt B Swallow J Dunn T Podolczak. Woodendhesket: G Donovan J Hepburn D Martin M Ambler J Rodda J Sheppard. BROADFORD 1.2 5.4 6.6 12.8 (80) MELTON CENT 2.4 4.5 9.6 9.8 (62) Goals: Broadford: S Dylan 7 J Hall D Briffa M Coomans J Heers J Webb. Melton Centrals: J Scott 3 A Fenton 3 K Bullen M Martin J Bamford. Best: Broadford: B Walsh M Coomans J Kelly S Dylan M Gillard J Hall. Melton Centrals: J Scott N Richardson M Gillman K Bullen A Hunter A Fenton. LANCEFIELD 2.4 6.7 12.11 15.13 (103) WALLAN 4.2 7.3 9.3 9.7 (61) Goals: Lancefield: J Baker 8 A Laidlaw 3 P Shaw N Abley J Shewan M Burkett. Wallan: N Goodwin R Frost S Galea S McCleish L Irons K Marc J Colliss B Hanson M Smith. Best: Lancefield: A Fonua D Joseph M Burkett J Shewan J Baker M Bowden. Wallan: N Goodwin L Irons S Standley S McCleish J Colliss L Anderson. ROCKBANK 2.1 4.4 5.6 9.8 (62) MACEDON 3.2 5.2 7.3 8.3 (51) Goals: Rockbank: A Long 3 J Zerafa L Sporle S Wilson M Reiffel M Krul R Rich. Macedon: M Goodwin 2 A Meldrum C Walker W Sanders A Cusworth G Farrugia J Wright. Best: Rockbank: A Long J Armistead H Cameron M Krul T Mainey C Jones. Macedon: M Johnstone J Kernan T Dettmann C Walker M Goodwin A Cusworth.

‘I’d like to think of myself as both a forward and back; it’s really whatever the coaches want.’

“That was the junior football club; I’m the assistant coach for the under14s,” Lever said. “I run for them on weekends off. It was good to have the banner here today and that they all came down to show the support.” The eldest of four children, Lever said support from his parents and siblings has been second to none. And with another football season to go until Lever hits draft age, he’s aware of the challenges ahead. “Playing Vic Metro as a bottomager is a fantastic experience, and a learning curve. “I’d like to think of myself as both a forward and back. It’s really whatever the coaches want, I don’t think I can choose one or the other yet.’’ Vermont’s Mitchell Honeychurch was named Vic Metro’s best player of the tournament. For a full report on Vic Metro’s match against Vic Country, the thoughts of coach Martin Allison and to view a 90-shot action gallery by Michael Copp, go to sunburyweekly.com.au

DIGGERS REST 5.2 7.5 8.10 12.13 (85) ROMSEY 1.3 4.7 8.9 9.11 (65) Goals: Diggers Rest: B Tuckey 6 T Gleeson 2 A Richardson 2 S Fogarty J Piccolo. Romsey: M Davidson 4 C Petroro 2 C Dawson 2 L McMahon. Best: Diggers Rest: C Laurie T Gleeson J Ryan M Freeth B Sluggett L Clark. Romsey: C Robbins A Trigg C Petroro A Tessari D Smythe N Wilson. Ladder Riddell Dig Rest Sun Kang Romsey Melton Cent R’wood Macedon Lancefield Rockbank Broadford Wallan Wood-Hesk Kilmore

P W L 10 10 0 11 10 1 10 9 1 11 9 2 12 6 6 11 5 6 11 5 6 11 5 6 11 4 7 11 4 7 11 3 8 11 1 10 11 0 11

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

For Agst % Pts 1026 430 238.60 40 1198 618 193.85 40 968 578 167.47 36 1180 739 159.68 36 874 900 97.11 24 992 941 105.42 20 725 779 93.07 20 837 942 88.85 20 822 903 91.03 16 738 987 74.77 16 789 1035 76.23 12 496 1101 45.05 4 517 1209 42.76 0

Torn down: Vic Country’s Matt Crouch turns the ball over as Metro’s Jay Kennedy-Harris drags him to the ground.

BENDIGO FL

TAC CUP - Round 12

RIDDELL NETBALL LEAGUE

Seniors: Castlemaine 15.8 bt Kangaroo Flat 10.12, Strathfieldsaye 21.16 bt Maryborough 6.8, Sandhurst 13.22 bt South Bendigo 4.9, Golden Square 10.14 bt Gisborne 9.15. Reserves: Kangaroo Flat 6.7 bt Castlemaine 6.6, Strathfieldsaye 14.12 bt Maryborough 6.3, Sandhurst 14.6 bt South Bendigo 8.6, Gisborne 13.11 bt Golden Square 4.2, Eaglehawk 12.10 bt Kyneton 4.6. U-18: Strathfieldsaye 14.8 bt Kangaroo Flat 5.5, Sandhurst 21.21 bt South Bendigo 1.4, Gisborne 9.10 bt Golden Square 9.6, Kyneton 11.11 bt Eaglehawk 8.4.

NORTHERN 4.5 6.9 9.17 13.18 (96) CALDER 1.3 5.5 6.6 6.9 (45) Goals: Northern: Kalanj 3 Bowkett 2 Haynes 2 Hunt Castagna Curnow Turner Tardio Bromley. Calder: Wright 3 Cauchi Christensen O’Brien. Best: Northern: Turner Potter Kalanj Bromley Soccio McCabe. Calder: James Merlo Owen Wright Blair Prestia. At Preston City Oval. Ladder

A: Rupertswood 57 bt Woodend Hesket 33, Melton Centrals 67 bt Broadford 22, Wallan 45 bt Lancefield 44, Macedon 71 bt Rockbank 19, Romsey 66 bt Diggers Rest 36, Riddell 56 bt Sunbury 34. B: Rupertswood 38 bt Woodend Hesket 11, Broadford 23 bt Melton Centrals 21, Lancefield 21 bt Wallan 19, Macedon 51 bt Rockbank 7, Romsey 24 bt Diggers Rest 15, Riddell 33 bt Sunbury 18. C: Rupertswood 29 bt Woodend Hesket 14, Broadford 23 bt Melton Centrals 21, Wallan 19 bt Lancefield 12, Macedon 36 bt Rockbank 9, Diggers Rest 29 bt Romsey 12, Sunbury 26 bt Riddell 22.

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NORTH WEST: Division 1: North Geelong 4.7 d Altona 3.6 North Ballarat 9.3 d La Trobe Uni 7.10 Bendigo 7.12 d Sunbury Lions 3.3.

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ESSENDON 5.1 8.5 11.10 18.10 (118) NORTHERN 0.4 2.6 5.9 6.13 (49) Goals: Essendon: Dell’Olio 4 Daniher 4 Davey 2 Lovett-Murray 2 Gumbleton Dalgleish Hille Reserves: Rupertswood 12.13 bt Woodend- Duscher Hunter Coghlan. Northern: Menzel 3 Hesket 8.8, Broadford 12.9 bt Melton Wilson Buckley Lincoln. Centrals 5.7, Lancefield 10.8 bt Wallan 3.11, Best: Essendon: Firman Jetta O’Brien O’Brien Macedon 9.7 bt Rockbank 8.6, Diggers Rest Duscher Lovett-Murray. Northern: Watson 13.5 bt Romsey 7.3, Rupertswood 17.11 Menzel Gianfagna Duigan Graham Meese. bt Woodend-Hesket 2.3, Lancefield 5.9 bt At Windy Hill. Wallan 5.9, Macedon 10.15 bt Rockbank 4.5, Ladder Romsey 14.9 bt Diggers Rest 10.4. P W L D B For Agst % Pts

BALLARAT FL Seniors: Ballarat 12.8 bt Melton 10.19. Bacchus Marsh 11.12 bt Lake Wendouree 10.13, East Point 19.11 bt Melton South 17.9, North Ballarat City 17.12 bt Redan 8.4. Reserves: Melton 11.7 bt Ballarat 10.4. Bacchus Marsh 21.19 bt Lake Wendouree 3.3, East Point 18.11 bt Melton South 2.9, Redan 14.11 bt North Ballarat City 10.4. U/18.5’s: Ballarat 13.10 bt Melton 6.9. Bacchus Marsh 23.7 bt Lake Wendouree 1.2, Melton South 14.14 dr East Point 14.14, Redan 10.15 bt North Ballarat City 2.9.

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1387 959 144.63 1249 886 140.97 1238 810 152.84 1256 963 130.43 1228 1105 111.13 1270 1259 100.87 1308 1214 107.74 1196 1110 107.75 1088 1079 100.83 1084 1278 84.82 1156 1170 98.80 1085 1239 87.57 1031 1392 74.07 654 1766 37.03

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For Agst % Pts 1048 631 166.09 44 1168 885 131.98 36 1165 866 134.53 32 790 861 91.75 28 1109 980 113.16 26 955 987 96.76 26 924 839 110.13 24 824 837 98.45 22 947 877 107.98 20 728 1029 70.75 14 754 991 76.08 12 582 1032 56.40 8 145 187 77.54 4 53 83 63.86 0 34 141 24.11 0

■ NETBALL BALLARAT NETBALL LEAGUE A: Lake Wendouree 62 bt Bacchus Marsh 25, East Point 50 bt Melton South 33, North Ballarat City 56 bt Redan 47, Melton 61 bt Ballarat 11. B: Lake Wendouree 30 bt Bacchus Marsh 23, East Point 53 bt Melton South 9, Redan 33 bt North Ballarat City 27, Melton 34 bt Ballarat 30. C: Lake Wendouree 40 bt Bacchus Marsh 21, East Point 33 bt Melton South 20, Redan 48 bt North Ballarat City 17, Ballarat 35 bt Melton 22.

■ SOCCER FFV MEN: State League 3 North-West: Altona City 2 Sporting Whittlesea 2, North Sunshine Eagles 2 Sunbury United 0, Cairnlea 5 Geelong 1, Hume United 0 Moreland United 1, Banyule City 0 Westvale 4, Yarraville Seniors 4 Melbourne University 1. Cairnlea FC Sp Whittlesea Westvale SC Moreland Utd NS Eagles SC Sunbury Utd Geelong SC Yarraville Snrs Banyule City Melbourne Uni Altona City SC Hume Utd FC

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D 1 2 3 3 3 4 1 3 3 2 2 3

L 3 3 3 3 2 3 6 4 5 7 8 9

F 35 22 29 27 19 18 27 21 20 19 15 14

A 21 17 17 20 13 16 33 19 27 25 25 33

GD Pts 14 25 5 23 12 21 7 21 6 21 2 19 -6 16 2 15 -7 15 -6 11 -10 8 -19 3

Reserves: Altona City 1 Sporting Whittlesea 2, North Sunshine Eagles 2 Sunbury United 1, Cairnlea 3 Geelong 0, Hume United 0 Moreland United 8, Banyule City 2 Westvale 3, Yarraville Reserves 0 Melbourne University 3.

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Hot second term sets up Bomber win

— Daniel Paproth

By Daniel Paproth The game hung in the balance early in the final quarter, but Diggers Rest came away with a crucial 20-point win over injury-riddled Romsey in the Riddell District Football League on Saturday. The win ensured Diggers Rest, 11-1, held on to its spot in the top two. With the top four to be hotly contested with finals on the horizon, Romsey, 9-2, slipped to fourth. The first 10 minutes of the final term were intense. Romsey, having trailed all day, hit the front with two behinds, but despite dominating

possession could not kick a major. Diggers Rest’s Tom Gleeson got the first goal to give the Burras back the lead, but the Redbacks levelled the scores minutes later. The man to break the deadlock was Brent Tuckey. He was Diggers Rest’s main target, finishing with six goals. After receiving a free kick inside 50 midway through the term, he gave the Burras the lead again. Two more goals put the result beyond doubt The Redbacks lost Chris Petroro in the dying minutes. He was stretchered off the ground with a knee injury, though the club is confident it will not require a

‘The boys responded, which was good.’

at three-quarter time ... the boys responded, which was good.” Romsey had 29 senior or reserve players injured at the weekend. Coach Mark Pedersen said he was proud of the effort, given the injuries. “They had a never-say-die attitude and kept putting their head over the ball,” he said. “We were in an opportunity to win, and we didn’t, so that was disappointing, but it was a good effort against the odds.” Pedersen said the club would be mindful of its under-18 players, some of whom are playing two games in a day to cover injuries.

reconstruction. Jackson Mills and Steve Burlak suffered hamstrings injuries and won’t play this weekend, while Blake Henderson will also miss with a groin injury. Diggers Rest coach Jamie Elliot said his side was “10 to 15 per cent off”. “We nearly paid the price,” he said. “It’s always good to have a win against Romsey, but I was pretty disappointed with a few areas – they didn’t follow instructions well at all. “When I put it on the players

Riddell inflicts second loss on Sunbury

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Riddell remains undefeated in the Riddell District Football League after a brilliant second term set up a 29-point win over Sunbury at Eric Boardman Reserve on Sunday. Trailing by 21 points at quarter time, the Bombers turned it on in the second term, booting 10 goals to two to stun the Kangaroos crowd. The big turnaround gave Riddell a 32-point lead at half-time, and seemed to flatten Sunbury, which was not able to wrest momentum from Riddell for long enough to mount a comeback of its own in the second half. Matt Darby was one of the architects of the win with seven goals, while James Nolan booted five and Brayden Allen was sensational. Leigh Fishenden kicked three and was one of the best for the Roos, while sometime-playing coach Chris Meacham also got three, including the first for the Kangaroos in the last quarter. The kick sailed into a row of houses as he tried to lift his team to victory. But Riddell got seven of their own in the final term. It sits first on the ladder with an 11-0 record. Two tough games, against Romsey and Diggers Rest, follow in the next fortnight. The Bombers will meet Sunbury again in round 18. Sunbury is fourth with a 9-2 record with games against Rupertswood, Lancefield and Romsey in the next month. In other matches, Broadford had its best win of the season against Melton Centrals, kicking the only six goals of the final term to turn an 18-point three-quarter time deficit into an 18-point win. The Kangaroos are only a game out of finals contention despite a 4-7 record. Rockbank had a come-frombehind 11-point win over Macedon. In a low-scoring affair at Ian Cowie Reserve, the Rams kicked four goals to one in the final term to overcome a nine-point three-quarter time deficit. John Baker kicked eight for Lancefield as the Tigers scored a 42-point win over Wallan. The Tigers trailed at quarter and half-time but booted six goals to two in the third term to set up the win, keeping them in finals contention. Rupertswood kept its name in the mix with a 57-point win over Woodend-Hesket.

Diggers ‘10% off’ but still a winner

Defeat dents United’s promotion prospects Sunbury United’s Michael Creswick vents his frustration at an assistant referee on Saturday. Sunbury United lost for the first time since April at the weekend, copping a 2-0 defeat against North Sunshine Eagles. The loss at Larissa Reserve ended an eight-match unbeaten run that had pushed Sunbury into promotion contention from FFV state league 3 north-west. But the league ladder is tight enough that any slip-up is harshly punished, with Sunbury bumped to sixth by Saturday’s loss. Sunbury (19 points) trails Westvale, Moreland United and North Sunshine (third to fifth, all 21 points), with Sporting Whittlesea a further two points clear in second and Cairnlea on top with 25.

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Sunbury’s A grade netballers lost their second game of the season on Sunday, going down 56-34 to Riddell. Christine Harris was dominant with 30 goals as Riddell restricted Sunbury’s scoring. Kila Elavo did not play. Renee Hulls scored 37 goals as Melton Centrals kept their unbeaten run going with a 67-22 victory over Broadford. Rebecca Morabito was a great contributor with 28 goals. The Centrals are a game clear at the top of the ladder. Hope Hamilton was unstoppable for Romsey as the Redbacks enjoyed an emphatic 66-36 win over Diggers Rest. Hamilton scored 51 goals. The Burras’ Bridie Woodward was next best on the court with 21 points. Lancefield fell just short in a last-quarter comeback against Wallan. Wallan, which is two points outside finals contention, led 37-29 at three-quarter time and managed to just hold off the Tigers, who outscored the Magpies 15-8 in the final term. Kate Bishop (28) and Denise Goodwin (17) scored well for Wallan, while Alex Darby (26) and Stacey Parks (18) led the way for Lancefield. Macedon got back into some good form with a 71-19 belting of Rockbank and Rupertswood beat Woodend-Hesket 57-33. — Daniel Paproth


SPORT inbrief Bendigo FL Mark Adamson is the man charged with leading Kyneton back onto the field in senior football. The 2009 Golden Square premiership coach and current assistant coach at VFL club Bendigo Gold has been appointed as new head coach of the Tigers. Kyneton was unable to field a senior team in the Bendigo Football League this season and now sits last in the reserves. For more on Mark Adamson’s appointment and Kyneton’s rebuild, go to macedonrangesweekly.com.au

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Tigerish United claims share of ladder lead Sunbury United Tigers claimed a share of first place in Victorian Rugby League with a comprehensive 44-18 win against North West Wolves at AJ Davis Reserve in Airport West on Saturday. Sunbury’s Reuben Rennie is pushed by Wolves’ Gillespie Fai in the game. Sunbury (5-2) joined the Wolves on the same win-loss tally as equal leaders of the first grade. Michael Butson and Aleki Falepaini crossed for two tries each while Natal Tuia, Mitchel Moore, Vincent Rennie and Leo Vaiga also scored tries. Natal Tuia converted four goals and William Kama two. More shots from Michael Copp’s action gallery, go to sunburyweekly.com.au

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After-siren goal sinks Gisborne By Teo Pellizzeri Surely Gisborne had already been through enough after-the-siren heartbreak against Golden Square. After losing last year’s Bendigo Football League grand final when Rod Sharp’s kick after the siren fell short, it was Golden Square turning the tables in a five-point thriller at Gardiner Reserve on Saturday. James Bristow’s 52-metre kick after the final siren cleared a pack on the goal-line at the clubrooms end to give the visitors a 10.14 (74) to 9.15 (69) victory. Defeat leaves Gisborne fifth on the ladder, a win clear of sixthplaced Sandhurst (5-5) and now 10 premiership points behind ladder leader Strathfieldsaye (8-1-2). Gisborne was clinging to a onepoint lead at a stoppage on the wing with seconds to go when Simon Rosa won the clearance and wheeled onto

his right. Bristow came crashing over a pack of four to take a grab and beat the siren by the slimmest margin. The key forward, back at his home club after a mid-season switch from the WAFL, was misled by his teammates before running in for his kick. Bristow and his mates were under the impression the scores were level and that he needed only to kick a point to secure victory. Unfortunately for Gisborne, he split the middle for a major anyway. Golden Square had earlier led by 23 points in the third quarter and 11 in the last only for Gisborne to twice reel in the deficit. Scott Walsh and Casey Summerfield turned the tide in the third quarter to spark a Gisborne run of three goals in four minutes. Gisborne briefly hit the front early in the last quarter but wasted the momentum and kicked three points

‘We were flat in the first half and worked our way back through sheer will’ only in quick succession. Golden Square hit back to lead by 11, but goals for Matt Knox and Darren Farrugia had Gisborne in front at the 25-minute mark. Square coach Rick Ladson missed a shot on goal 27 minutes in to leave the visitors down by a point, but both benches were confused as to the actual score, with many under the impression scores were tied. Bristow would grab his mark in the 30th minute. Summerfield, Ollie Messaoudi, Anthony Belcher, Tom May and James Govan were named as Gisborne’s best, while Tim Walsh had an immense final quarter in the defensive 50 metres.

Sunbury Jets was all but knocked out of contention for the Big V men’s division 1 top four on Sunday with a seven-point home court loss against Hawthorn Magic. The 75-82 defeat leaves Sunbury (5-13) four games behind fourth-placed Melbourne Univesity (9-11) with four games remaining in the home-and-away season. Jay Boyle was Sunbury’s production leader with 22 points and 12 rebounds, while Adam Mitchell (18 points), Tom Scott (14) and Cameron Bruce (10) were all in double figures. Sunbury’s women were no match for visiting La Trobe City, losing 56-81. Emmie O’Nial scored 14 points to lead the Jets. The four-and-11 Lady Jets host Camberwell Dragons (fourth, 9-5) from 8pm on Saturday, while Sunburys’ men play Mildura Heat at Boardman Stadium from 2pm on Sunday.

Farrugia kicked four goals but was left to rue a miss from 20 metres that could have put Gisborne seven points up midway through the final term. Gisborne coach Kevin Fitzgerald said he didn’t believe that Bristow – manned by either Belcher or Harrison Huntley for the day – was the difference. “I thought their midfielders Rosa and (Mark) Lloyd getting on their own and using the ball well was more of an influence,” he said. “For a bloke with those tools [Bristow] should be towelling us. He’s six foot five, runs like the wind and is playing in the Bendigo league. Make of it what you will. My expectation was, if he was playing for us, he would play a lot better than that. “We were flat in the first half and worked our way back through sheer will and were just unlucky not to get the win.’’

North Ballarat City maintained its game advantage over Sunbury Lions on top of the ladder with a 17.12 (114) to 8.4 (52) win against Redan on Saturday. Sunbury Lions return from the bye to play Darley at Darley Park on Saturday. Around the grounds, Bacchus Marsh rolled Lake Wendouree by five points, Ballarat beat Melton by a point and East Point beat Melton South by 14. In A-grade netball, ladder leader North Ballarat City beat Ballarat 56-47, while Lake Wendouree beat Bacchus Marsh by 37, Melton beat Ballarat by 50, and East Point beat Melton South by 17.

Football Victoria suffered a shock thrasing at the hands of South Australia in the opening match of the national under-16 championships, beaten by 128 points. South Australia showed no mercy at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney with its 22.16 (148) to 3.2 (20) victory.

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