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4 7 11 Funding goals: Sunbury Lions senior coach Rick Horwood (second from left) and Sunbury Cricket Club’s Travis Botten celebrate the redevelopment of Clarke Oval. Also pictured are Geoff Porter (left) and Cr Jack Medcraft (right).


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be able to host finals again.’’ Other key projects funded for Sunbury are: ■ A feasibility study for a new global learning centre. ■ Construction of a dog park. ■ Refurbishment of the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre. ■ Repairs to the Elizabeth Drive Bridge. ■ Continued works in the town centre. ■ Lighting and new shelters for the netball courts at Boardman Reserve.

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Horwood said the redevelopment would be another step forward in making the club more professional. ‘‘The ground is in good condition and one of the best in the [Ballarat Football] League. ‘‘The facilities are good for the footy team but ordinary for umpires, netballers and opposition teams. ‘‘I’d like to see a better viewing platform for the coaches box and a team meeting room. ‘‘Hopefully this might be enough to

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Football Club and the Sunbury Superules. Mayor Geoff Porter said preliminary design works would help determine the requirements of a facelift to the oval’s pavilion and change-room facilities. Construction is expected to start in 2014-15. ‘‘It’s great news and a great opportunity for us to continue rolling out fantastic facilities for the community.’’ Sunbury Lions senior coach Rick


SUNBURY ratepayers face a 6.5 per cent rate rise as Hume Council unveiled its draft budget for 2013-14 last night. Last year’s rate hike was 5.4 per cent. The draft , tabled at yesterday’s council meeting, showed the rates included two new charges — 0.6 per cent for the council’s payments into the Defined Benefits Superannuation Fund and 0.4 per cent for a pensioner rebate scheme. With the new scheme, pensioners will receive an additional rebate on their rates, on top of one given by the state government. The rates increase also includes 0.3 per cent for the Environment Protection Authority landfill levy. The council predicts the average property owner’s rates will increase by $84. Hume chief executive Domenic Isola said the increase was in line with the council’s expectations. ‘‘We have had to add on things [to the council’s own rise of 5.2 per cent] for the unfunded super, EPA levy and the pensioner rebate. ‘‘We try and balance what we can for the growing community and are not looking just for this year.’’ Mr Isola said the council would be spending $186 million on 100 different services across the municipality. The budget includes the council’s biggest capital works spending of $56 million for new works. The major highlight for Sunbury residents is the redevelopment of Clarke Oval, which is home to Sunbury Football Netball Club, Sunbury Cricket Club, Sunbury Lions Auskick, Sunbury Lions Women’s



Big bucks, but none for us BY TARA MURRAY MACEDON Ranges and Sunbury residents weren’t given much to smile about in last week’s state budget. As the government spruiked the announcement of the east-west tunnel as part of its $6.1 billion infrastructure spending, residents were frustrated there was no funding for new projects. Although previously announced projects — including the $3 million redevelopment of Gisborne Secondary College and works on Melbourne-Lancefield and Gisborne-Kilmore roads — received funding, calls to fund education projects were ignored. Macedon MP Joanne Duncan and Ballarat East MP Geoff Howard, who both called for

education funding before the election, were disappointed. ‘‘The next funding instalment for Gisborne Secondary College is welcome, although it is hard to see how it will be completed on time, and there are no school capital works for any other schools in the electorate,’’ Ms Duncan said. ‘‘The big disappointment in this budget is we see further cuts to education and health and no investment in jobs, with jobs growth still very low. ‘‘Cuts to apprenticeships and youth services will make it even more difficult for young people to get the training they need for the jobs they want.’’ Mr Howard said he was disappointed the K-12 Kyneton education plan did not get any funding. ‘‘Not only does the plan provide for exciting

Another gong puts extra pep in dance troupe’s step say, a trio. They’ve shown that line dancing can be cool. The kids have one hell of a good time as a team.’’ Ms Rees said line dancing in New South Wales was huge. ‘‘It’s not like it is in Victoria. The kids were competing with people who line dance every single day of the week. It’s pretty high-standard stuff.’’ The next stop for the team is the Southern State Line Dancing Championships in Melbourne next month. Then they’ll be boot scootin’ off to the New South Wales open line dancing competition in October.

FIFTEEN line dancers from Sunbury and Macedon Ranges have repeated last year’s winning performance by taking out a national title at the Australian Country Dance Festival in Tamworth. The dancers, aged from 10-28, took home the Ashby Cup at Australia’s largest line dancing event for the second year running. The dance troupe are members of the Cowboys and Angels Dance Academy and train in Romsey. Deb Rees, a proud parent who travelled with the group, said they had been training for about 11 months. ‘‘You have to be ultra-fit. You can compete in a duo, trio or group. It’s open to everyone. ‘‘The challenge for us was to walk on the floor with 15 dancers, because it takes a lot more co-ordination than,


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opportunities for kinder and school students, the move of the primary school to the secondary site will leave further possibilities for the Kyneton community as the central primary school site would be available for community use.’’ Northern Victoria MP Donna Petrovich said the budget was about consolidating and completing the budget promises made by the Liberal party. ‘‘The east-west link will make it easier for those people who commute from the Macedon Ranges to work and help them bypass the city.’’ Hume Council is also disappointed that there is no funding for new projects, including parking in the Sunbury town centre. There was also no money allocated for the Bulla bypass and the Outer Metropolitan Ring Road.

ACCESSDENIED HUME Council’s Access for All Abilities program looks set to end, with the state government pulling funding from the initiative. Under current arrangements, the Department of Sport and Recreation provides the council with funding for the program, designed to get more people of all abilities to take part in sport and recreation opportunities in the community. The council has been informed that from June 30 it will no longer get the $63,894 a year to fund activities such as basketball, swimming, community dance, cheerleading and services to provide information and support to individuals and clubs. State sports associations, regional sports assemblies and not-for-profit agencies like the YMCA will continue to get funding. The matter was due to be raised at a council meeting last night. — Tara Murray



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Fillip for planning Macedon Ranges Council will use a $25,000 state government grant to gauge residents’ views on localised planning to ‘‘protect’’ the area. Northern Victoria MP Donna Petrovich said the shire was an area of tremendous cultural and environmental significance and it was vital that there were planning instruments in place that protected areas such as the Macedon Ranges from development that did not reflect the values of the community. Planning Minister Matthew Guy said the Macedon Ranges was characterised by its unique landscapes ‘‘which attract thousands of visitors each year as well as world-class agribusiness’’.

BY ANGELA VALENTE VANDALS cause damage estimated at more than $30,000 when they struck 10 historic headstones at the Gisborne cemetery. Police say that 10 headstones have either been pushed over or kicked sometime between 9am on May 6 and 1pm the following day. Some headstones date back to the 1800s. Senior Constable Les Drew of the Gisborne police said the damage was extensive. ‘‘They’re brittle and old and some have smashed into little pieces,’’ he said. ‘‘It’s a reasonably open area around the cemetery — you can see right in — but the damage was done in the cemetery’s older part, which isn’t so open. ‘‘It’s a busy thoroughfare for schoolkids. They often use the path as a shortcut to get from the Gisborne-Melton Road to Aitken Street.’’ Senior Constable Drew said the attack on the graves was ‘‘sacrilegious’’ and ‘‘just not on’’. ‘‘I’ve never seen anything like this before. Gisborne is a small town. It’s still a country town and we’re hoping we can jog something so someone comes forward with information. ‘‘It’s disturbing that someone would do this.’’ Cemetery trust chairman Doug McArthur said vandalism at the cemetery was not common. ‘‘We haven’t had anything like this for many

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Dead wrong: Doug McArthur with one of the 10 historic headstones vandalised. years. The last time we had one damaged was about four years ago and that was only a single grave. ‘‘Before that, it would have been several years. It’s not something that we’re plagued with, but it’s

Gisborne vintage machinery rally will crank up this Sunday at the ‘Steam Park’ in Webb Crescent, New Gisborne, from 9.30am-3pm. There will be a display of vintage tractors and machinery as well steam-powered exhibits featuring the Gisborne Vintage Machinery Society’s own working steam locomotive and road steam roller. The museum, which has undergone restoration by club members, will be reopened. Visitors can see vintage cars and displays from Men’s Shed groups from Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Sunbury.

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Non registrations prove a pet hate for council animals not being registered at all . . . the council is able to follow up anyone who does not renew, but it is much harder to track down pet owners who have never registered their animals.’’ Those who fail to act on the reminder notice or do not register an animal on the council’s request face a $282 fine. Of the dogs registered in the Macedon Ranges, three are categorised as ‘dangerous’ and six are classified as ‘menacing’. In December, the council seized nine unregistered pedigree dogs through a court warrant. The council is warning pet owners to avoid

MORE than 2500 pet owners in the Macedon Ranges could face fines for failing to renew animal registrations. Of the 14,244 animals registered with the council last year, 2607 registrations were not renewed by the April 10 deadline. The council’s assets and operations director Dale Thornton said the owners would get a reminder notice this week. He said animal deaths or owners having moved out of the shire might be reasons for some nonrenewals. ‘‘An even bigger issue for us is the number of

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Pupils at New Gisborne Primary School will play a part in celebrating the school’s 150th anniversary. All grades will take on an era in the school’s history and dress up in associated costumes. Maddi, pictured in the school’s current uniform, and Zac, dressed in typical clothing from the 1800s, are ready for the celebrations. Grade 1 teacher Ray Bell is compiling a history booklet on how the school has changed since 1863. A school tour will take place on May 31 and all members of the school community can attend. A tree planting ceremony and plaque unveiling is at 12.30pm. Details:


NBN in three years BY ANGELA VALENTE THOUSANDS of homes in Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges will be connected to ultra-fast broadband within three years. The latest rollout of the national broadband network was announced last week by NBN Co, which is building the network. Towns including Kyneton, Romsey, Lancefield, Trentham, Sunbury and Craigieburn are among the new areas to be hooked up. A total of 32,300 homes and businesses in Sunbury and Craigieburn will be connected to high-speed broadband, as will about 2300 premises in Romsey and Lancefield and 2400 in Kyneton. The new locations bring the total number of premises in Victoria to 994,600 (almost five million nationwide) with construction to start by June 2016. Kyneton NBN Action, a lobby group, has welcomed the announcement that the town has been added to the three-year construction plan. ‘‘It’s the best possible news for Kyneton at this stage, but the promise of ultra-fast broadband will only be delivered here if the network construction continues after this

year’s federal election, and we want both major parties to commit to that,’’ group convener Andrew Hedge said. ‘‘A change of government might mean Kyneton is forced to keep its ageing copper line everywhere except in new estates, splitting the town. ‘‘There is no doubt a fibre upgrade for the whole town is warranted.’’ McEwen MP Rob Mitchell said the NBN would be delivered to every house across Australia at no connection cost. ‘‘By the time today’s year 7 students finish high school their household’s internet needs will have increased six times,’’he said. ‘‘We need Labor’s NBN to meet the needs now and into the future.’’ Lalla Mackenzie, NBN Co’s Victorian community relations manager, said about a third of eligible homes had already signed up to the NBN in neighbourhoods where the fibre cable had been running for more than 12 months. Hume mayor Geoff Porter welcomed the move, saying it was important for meeting the community’s needs. — with Tara Murray

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• I’ll Never Find Another You sold 1.75 million copies worldwide • The Carnival Is Over sold 93,000 copies a day in the UK alone • Georgy Girl sold 3.5 million copies worldwide • The Seekers’ 1967 homecoming tour attracted 200,000 to the Sidney Myer Music Bowl – listed as the greatest concert attendance in the Southern Hemisphere in the Guinness Book of World Records • The Seekers’ 1968 performance screened on the BBC as a special called Farewell The Seekers drew more than 10 million viewers

Main picture: Keith Potger, Athol Guy, Judith Durham and Bruce Woodley at Deluxe Rehearsal Studios, South Melbourne. Above: The Seekers pose in front of a painting of themselves by artist, Helen Edwards, at the National Portrait Gallery; About 200,000 fans welcomed The Seekers home at the Myer Music Bowl in 1967.



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eeping from beneath the blunt, heavy fringe, the trademark tresses tumbling over her left shoulder, Judith Durham’s look remains as distinctive as the incredible voice. Squint and you could be in the Sixties, only as Athol Guy jokes, “My glasses have got thinner and the hair has disappeared.” It’s the last day of rehearsals in South Melbourne’s Deluxe Audio studio before The Seekers embark on a national concert tour to celebrate their golden jubilee. Come down from the chill autumn mornings of the Macedon Ranges he’s called home for the past 45 years, Guy is wearing a surgical mask to protect his fellow band members from a cold ahead of their first sell-out performance in Geelong. Whipping it off for the photo shoot, he scarcely allows himself to breathe over the diminutive Durham. Still they hug and clown between shots with the easy familiarity of old, old friends. Watching them, it’s hard to believe there was ever a 25-year hiatus in relations between Durham and her fellow band members. While Guy, Bruce Woodley and Keith Potger maintained close relations and would re-form three-quarters of The Seekers several times, it seemed that when Durham walked away it was for good. That they remained apart for almost five times longer than they were together is all the more astonishing when you consider just how many records they set in those few early years. What must it have been like when The Seekers became Australia’s first-ever supergroup hitting the Top Five in Australia, the UK and the US simultaneously? They had headed to England for what was to have been a 10-week working holiday in 1964 – almost crossing paths with The Beatles, who caused hysteria on what turned out to be their only Australian tour. If, as John Lennon famously observed, The Beatles became “bigger than Jesus”, The Seekers at their peak were bigger still. Once described by a reviewer as “three bank tellers and a secretary”, they had the power to dislodge the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Beatles from the charts. But as The Seekers’ popularity grew, Essendon-born Durham was slowly being crippled by eating disorders and anxiety. “My weight problems had started when I was 15 or 16,” she recalls. “Being an overweight person in blues, jazz and even classical singing was quite acceptable, so I could see myself in those roles. “When we were catapulted into the pop world I became even more self conscious about the fact I didn’t live up to the image of Carnaby Street and the swinging ’60s. “I didn’t even realise Britain was swinging when we left Australia. I was still running around trying to match my

handbags and gloves like the Queen. “She was kind of my role model.” Only the Queen never abdicated. Durham, beloved as she was, did. “I needed to leave, I needed to do something else. I couldn’t have stayed a Seeker my whole life,” she says today. Back then, caught in her own bubble, she had no real inkling of the pain she caused fans or even “the boys” as she fondly refers to her fellow band members. It was perhaps hardest for Woodley, who lost both his band family and his mother within six months of Durham’s departure. He dislikes dwelling on that period but, when pushed, admits when they finally came together again there was “unfinished business and things to talk about. You don’t just wipe away 25 years.” But with the simple, humble words, “I’m sorry if I ever hurt you”, Durham did just that. When The Seekers finally returned to the studio, the musical rapport that first wowed those lucky 30 or 40 who’d gathered at the Treble Clef on Toorak Road for their first public appearance that seminal Monday night in December 1962 was, in Potger’s words, “absolutely instant”. “We got together in a little recording studio in South Yarra and Bruce and I fired up our guitars, Athol fired up his bass and we started singing I’ll Never Find Another You. It was magic. I still have the cassette. We are putting it on eBay in 2062,” he laughs. The subsequent concert video of the “little celebration” for the anniversary of the 25-year reunion knocked Michael Jackson’s Thriller 10th Anniversary video off the No.1 spot. The Seekers have been coming together and setting new records on and off ever since. Last month a portrait of the quartet was hung in the National Gallery in Canberra – 45 years after they were jointly honoured as Australians of the Year. Between an in-your-face image of Australia’s first lady of rock Chrissy Amphlett and the late Howard Arkley’s airbrushed interpretation of fellow [now former] heroin addict Nick Cave, the work by Helen Edwards looks like a family portrait. Bold, brassy, larger-than-life Amphlett had died just days before this interview, a fact not lost on The Seekers. All appreciate the fragility of life. Durham, who with her husband Ron Edgeworth survived a serious car accident at Kyneton in 1990, lost the love of her life to motor neurone disease four years later. Guy had a lucky escape last year when his BMW – stopped in the emergency lane on the Calder Freeway at Gisborne – was rear-ended at 100km/h by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel. More recently Potger had a tram crash-test his Volvo in Bourke Street.

“We’ve all had our scrapes,” Guy says. “Yet here we are. We thank God we are still able to get up and play together – the only group as I understand it still together in its iconic form 50 years later.’’ In retrospect, could they have maintained the juggernaut that was The Seekers or did Durham really do them all a favour? “It became rather academic. We went our separate ways virtually overnight,” Woodley says. “We were in a syndrome where if you didn’t have a hit with every record you didn’t have a career. We were getting songs like the daughter of Georgy Girl and the son of Morningtown Ride sent to us – there was a lot of sameness to it,” Guy recalls. “It is extremely difficult to judge from within. We made a collective decision we had perhaps peaked and were coasting or cruising,” Potger explains. “But the fans didn’t think that and they showed it in no uncertain terms when we broke up. They kept it all alive.” What’s the magic to The Seekers? “If only we knew,” Guy laughs. “It is a very inexact science, but we haven’t manufactured anything more than what happened when we first opened our mouths together on night one.” “It’s the simple melodies that people can easily pick up on and sing to themselves and it makes people feel good together,” Durham ventures. “It’s the same ingredient as Christmas carols.” The coffee shop where the quartet first sang is now the headquarters of Audio Hearing Melbourne and while their original audience may well be customers, the Seekers still sound like Christmas … come round again. I The Seekers play Hamer Hall on May 22 & 23

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Planning and Environment Act 1987 MACEDON RANGES PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Preparation of Amendment Amendment C94 Authorisation A02509 Macedon Ranges Shire Council has prepared Amendment C94 to the Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme. In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised Macedon Ranges Shire Council as the planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is all land within the shire. The amendment proposes to introduce a 5 per cent public open space contribution under the Schedule to Clause 52.01 Public Open Space Contribution and Subdivision. A flat rate of 5 per cent will be required for all subdivisions. This is consistent with recent amendments for townships within the municipality which have introduced specific development contributions plans (including Romsey and Gisborne). In accordance with Section 18(8) of the Subdivision Act, the subdivision of land into two lots is exempt from the open space requirement where Council considers it unlikely that the land will be further subdivided. You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at: any of Council’s offices listed below; on Council’s website, or the Department of Planning and Community Development’s website, Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is 17 June 2013. A submission must be sent to the Chief Executive Officer, Macedon Ranges Shire Council, PO Box 151 Kyneton, VIC 3444. Written submissions become public documents as part of the amendment process in accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987. Peter Johnston Chief Executive Officer

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Help the Salvos: The Salvos urge people to give generously during the Red Shield Appeal Doorknock on May 25 and 26. To donate or volunteer, call 13 72 58 or visit


Twins’ group: Coffee morning for new and expectant parents of multiples on the first Thursday each month and third Friday each month at Goonawarra Neighbourhood House, Sunbury. Details: 95130035.

Support group: The Parents of Kids with Disabilities Support Group is free and open for parents, carers and friends of children and adults with disabilities. Meets 10.30am12.30pm on the fourth Monday each month at Darley Neighbourhood House, 33 Jonathon Drive, Darley. Details: 53291361. In the house: Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House’s new activities include cooking, a writers’ group, exercise programs, kids yoga and art classes, beginners Pilates, and a reflexology workshop. Details:

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Community comments are invited on the draft management plan for Stanley Park, Mount Macedon. Copies of the draft plan will be available from Wednesday 15 May on Council’s website, or available to inspect in person at any of Council’s offices listed below. Submissions will be accepted until 5pm on Tuesday 11 June 2013. All comments are to be addressed to Paul Gray, Conservation Planner, PO Box 151, Kyneton, VIC 3444 or can be emailed to

Contact Council General Enquiries 5422 0333 Rates Enquiries 5422 0322 Kyneton Town Hall Box Office 1300 888 802 Mail & tenders PO Box 151 Kyneton 3444 Facsimile 5422 3623

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Stirring it up for the cause SUNBURY and Macedon Ranges residents — including Hazel Alexander, Carole Simpson and Reverend Peter Cannon (pictured) — are getting behind Australia’s Greatest Morning Tea this month to raise money for the Cancer Council. The Ladies Probus Club of Sunbury has already held a morning tea in honour of its late president Louise Harman, who died of cancer. Seventy-five women attended. The event

raised $1388, more than double last year. Other events are at: St Andrew’s Uniting Church, Sunbury, on Sunday from 10.45am. Details: 9740 6796 or 0419 775 922 ■ Kyneton Airfield on Saturday. Details: 0418 100 028 or, ■ St Paul’s Anglican Church in Gisborne Parish Centre, next to the church in Fisher Street, from 10am on May 23. Details: 5428 2522




FOR Kyneton’s Maggie Millar, Mother’s Day was never a cause for celebration. Yesterday, at a seminar in Bendigo, she spoke to a group of mothers from central Victoria who were forced to give up their children. Ms Millar, who was also adopted, was drawing on her own experiences. When she was in her early 20s, she was forced to relinquish her own child. She organised the event — the first of its kind in the region — with help from Cobaw Community Health. There were speakers from the Association of Relinquishing Mothers and VAN-

ISH, the state government-funded community organisation that offers support services to people affected by adoption. Women shared their experiences in a non-judgmental, supportive and caring environment. Many had never had a chance to talk openly about their experience about adoption before because of the associated shame and guilt. Ms Millar wants women to realise they are not alone. She said many psychologists and counsellors were still unaware of the ongoing detrimental effects of relinquishment on women and men. She said there needed to be more training for counsellors so they could understand


the experiences of adoptive process and deal with it more effectively. ‘‘Mothers who have lost babies to adoption are over-represented in suicides and in people who need help with emotional difficulty, because they’re suffering from a great loss, the grief of which is not acknowledged. ‘‘Mothers were expected to just disappear. We were told it’s just like having a tooth out — go home and forget about it, which shows a breathtaking misunderstanding of what it means to be a mother.’’ For information, call 9769 0237 or go to or call VANISH, 1300 826 474 or

Hands down Tess, Chelsea and Scarlett (pictured) got their hands dirty in Woodend last Wednesday as they tried to break a world record set by the Scouts in the UK. The children, who attend the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Family Day Care scheme, spent the morning painting and drawing their handprints, joining a national effort to create a collage of more than 30,006 handprints — that’s the Guinness world record set in 2007 by the UK Scout Association. The record-breaking attempt marks the inaugural National Family Day Care Week.

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Students find their global place iving up to the motto ‘Exellentia Academica Persequenda’ - or ‘the pursuit of academic excellence’ - students at The Kilmore International School strive to excel in education and life. The independent, nondenominational and coeducational school, with boarding for 400 international and local students, caters for years 5 to 12. The curriculum in years 11 and 12 is the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IB) and year 10 students are prepared for this through an advanced bridging course. “The Kilmore International School is one of the most academically successful schools in Australia,” principal Andrew Taylor says. “Classes are small and most teachers are IB examiners. Last year, 60 per


Realise your full potential oodend’s Braemar College places strong emphasis on a student’s ability to contribute meaningfully to their community, says principal Russell Deer. ‘‘This is achieved through a well-developed understanding of themselves, their role in society and a global outlook — underpinned by sustainable practices and Christian principles,’’ Mr Deer explains. ‘‘Braemar College has an enviable reputation for leading the way in contemporary, engaging learning and teaching practices, including digital literacies. ‘‘These are essential to academic growth and realisation of a student’s full potential, preparing them for life beyond Braemar,’’ he says. Braemar is proud of its well-being philosophy and seeks to nurture the whole student, fostering personal attributes such as mutual respect, leadership, resilience and compassion. One Braemar parent recently wrote: “I have been a parent at the college for the past 12 years and as my connection comes to an end I’d like to thank Braemar for providing such a safe,

W cent of IB students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank above 90.” Mr Taylor says teachers provide tutorials weekdays after school until 6pm to support student learning, while year 11 and 12 students receive expert guidance for careers and university applications. “Our teachers do more than measure academic outcomes; students are busy learning

about themselves and their place in the world. “Our school offers extracurricular and co-curricular activities including outdoor education camp and exchange visits with schools in Germany, China and Indonesia. ‘‘For any child with a desire to learn, TKIS is a fantastic choice. We instil a passion for education and create citizens ready to take on the world.’’

welcoming, learning experience for my children. ‘‘Irrespective of their academic grades, they have developed into self-assured confident young adults who are respectful of their environment, peers and colleagues. ‘‘I truly believe this is due to the values Braemar College gave them. The opportunities to strive academically and excel in sport have, and will, benefit them greatly now and in the future.”

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Far-reaching vision ince opening in 1999, Aitken College in Greenvale has grown to become a prominent school in Melbourne’s northwest, drawing 1200 students from a wide area. Deputy principal Kim Forward says his school’s vision and mission emphasise academic achievement, creativity, environmental responsibility and service. ‘‘We have a strong focus on life skills and the well-being of staff and students,’’ explains Mr Forward. ‘‘We’ve recently been awarded a Workhealth grant which will fund health and fitness initiatives for staff. These include yoga, relaxation, nutrition, fun-runs and staff room fruit boxes.’’ Cyber safety and drug education are other focuses with the college working towards eSmart accreditation and recently holding Young People, Drugs & Alcohol seminars for secondary students, teachers and parents. The weekly Life Skills Program for all students is a special feature. It promotes physical, social and emotional health of individuals, families and communities and covers relationships and resilience to bullying and healthy lifestyles.


Complementing this is the Peer Support Program in which each prep student has a year 6 buddy and groups of year 11 students join with year 7s to help with orientation to school life. A unique illustrated anthology of student writing, ‘In Mind and Spirit’, celebrates the school’s first decade and can be purchased at the school. ‘‘There is a rich vein of creativity running through the hearts and minds of our students; they are passionate about many things and have a lot to say,’’ explains well-being coordinator Luciano Bernes.

Varied focus at all levels rom humble beginnings nearly 26 years ago, Overnewton Anglican Community College has grown to become a Prep-Year 12 school with campuses at Keilor and Taylors Lakes and a separate year 9 campus. Principal Jim Laussen attributes the college’s success to its rich and varied academic and cocurricular program at all year levels. ‘‘Our success is also linked with parents of students contributing 18 hours of service to the college each term. ‘‘This is key to the success of students’ experiences here because they know they have the support and commitment of their parents behind them,’’ Mr Laussen says. A hallmark of the Junior School is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, alongside an enquiry-based approach to the broader curriculum. ‘‘A ‘You Can Do It’ program is another emphasis’’, says Mr Laussen, ‘‘which is based on developing confidence, persistence, organisation, getting along and resilience.’’ Art Costa’s ‘Habits of Mind’, highlighting 16


habits to help individuals be successful, is provided to Middle School students. ‘‘They are asked to consider these habits when planning, reflecting on and undertaking tasks and in their personal endeavours,’’ says Mr Laussen. ‘‘And Canowindra, the year 9 campus, allows students to focus on their individual development and maintain peer interaction through an integrated hands-on program.’’ One student reaping the benefits of Overnewton’s education is year 11 student, Dino Vlachos, who was presented with a Spirit of Anzac award from the Premier for his essay on the Anzac spirit.

Limited Vacancies Prep 2014 intake

Enrolments being accepted Limited places may still be available for Prep and Year 7 in 2014. Early application is strongly advised for entry at Prep or Year 7 in 2015 and beyond as waiting lists apply. Occasional vacancies may exist at other year levels. Please contact the Registrar on 9333 1866 for enquiries and enrolment information. Aitken College is a Prep to Year 12 co-educational independent school providing a quality education in a caring and supportive community, emphasising academic achievement, creativity, environmental responsibility and service. Our attractive rural setting includes Sports facilities, Chapel & Performing Arts centre, Science laboratories and Technology centre. The academic program includes a strong emphasis in the early years on literacy and numeracy, core studies in English, Mathematics,

Science, Humanities, Physical Education and Indonesian and an extensive elective program including Music, Drama, Art, Information Technology, Product Design and Commerce. Senior students undertake VCE or VCAL programs with Careers education and support. Religion & Values Education is complemented by a weekly Chapel Service. Students can access welfare support, the Learning Centre for special needs and a wide range of co-curricular activities including sport and performing arts. The College congratulates its 2012 Year 12 graduates on their achievement. 113 students applied for tertiary courses and over 70% were offered their 1st or 2nd preference course; 80% for University and the remainder for TAFE and other providers. Our VCAL students have moved on to apprenticeships and other employment.

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Give your child the start they deserve. Overnewton is a Prep to Year 12, coeducational college producing consistantly high VCE results year after year. Let our students show you around their school and experience the vibrant learning atmosphere of a normal school day at Overnewton Anglican Community College. Take a peek at our stunning new junior school, sit in on a middle school class and then go on to examine our senior school in action.


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night out to see a movie with the family has become a bit of a treat and now it’s even more special with an $11 movie ticket offer if you dine at La Porchetta Sunbury beforehand. It’s right next door to the cinema so it couldn’t get much easier. This arm of the well-known franchise that’s been in town for more than a decade is owned by experienced restaurateur Gaetano Caruana. He has long-time resident Charlie Camilleri as his head chef, someone who really knows the locals and is in the business of giving them loads of what they want. “We’re known for our Italian food, especially pizzas. We have all the old favourites, along with gourmet varieties that are proving very popular. We also have a large, changing specials board that offers some surprises,” says Charlie. As well as good pasta and risotto choices, the main courses cater for meat lovers with juicy steaks and tender veal, and seafood fans with fish, prawn and calamari dishes. Finishers include classic tiramisu and cassata, and assorted cakes. Take advantage of the coffee and cake deal for $6.90.

The modern restaurant specialises in delivering a happy dining experience for families, with the option of eating outside when the weather puts on a smile. Kids’ parties are another drawcard, giving youngsters the hands-on fun of preparing their own pizzas. And there’s a seniors menu. Gaetano is proud of his team’s service standards, claiming their friendliness and professionalism is second to none. “Our takeaway service is fast,” he says, “and we’ve moved with the times, now offering online ordering through an iPhone app. We know people are busy and we do our best to make getting a great meal simple.” An ‘oldie but a goodie’, it’s an eatery that’s earned its place as a family favourite and with its pizza and pasta family meal deals, it makes it easier to feed the hordes.

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pies are popular stayers, too — occasionally swapped for another deliciously filled pastry from Julie. An entree that regulars have demanded stay, Julie said, is the Vietnamese spring roll. ‘‘It’s a great starter, light and refreshing before moving onto our heartier food. The rolls come stuffed with pork and crab and are served rolled in Vietnamese mint and lettuce, with nouc cham dipping sauce.’’ Two takeaway curries (all restaurant dishes can be taken away) are created each week — one day it could be a fiery vindaloo, the next an exotic Thai green. Each is served with rice, poppadoms and raita. Some nights the restaurant specialises solely in wood-fired pizza, with Paul at the helm whipping up a Mexicana, for example — a spot-on choice for lovers of a little Latin heat. But there’s a whole list to choose from. Dessert? Of course! Sticky date and strawberry crepes are two of the classic finishers on offer.


rom bread roll, Yorkshire pud and chilli jam to pies, pizza and sticky date, everything from the kitchen of Moobees Restaurant & Pizza in Macedon is homemade. And if that’s not reason enough to discover the eatery that’s been making its mark during the past 15 months, the old moviethemed decor and fireside dining on wooden tables surely is. Co-owned by Paul Spry and Julie Lind, Moobees is a little gem with no pretensions to fine dining. But it does deliver 100 per cent home-made food as a sit-down meal or classy takeaway. ‘‘We’re about to kick off our new winter menu,’’ Julie said, ‘‘and our other big news is we are now open for breakfast Saturday to Tuesday. ‘‘The winter lunch and dinner dishes are designed to be hearty and comforting — and a big step-up from pub fare because it’s genuinely home-style cooking.’’ A beef and red wine stew served with Yorkshire pud, and slow-cooked lamb shanks atop mash and green beans, are two wintry winners. But the Guinness and beef


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Real Estate Today Things to Keep in Mind When Home Buying You want to own a home and to begin your search for one. Before jumping in there are a few things you should keep in mind when going about buying a home. First things first, you cannot buy a home if you can’t afford it! Don’t assume how much you can afford, find out your loan eligibility. The best way is to obtain a pre-approval for a housing loan. With the funds you have saved added to the agreed loan amount, the next step is to allow for expenditures such as stamp duty, mortgage and legal costs, survey and inspection reports. You can now calculate how much you can spend. Next, when you go in to see a home, don’t let an unkempt/ untidy house put you off. Try and visualise the house in its best condition and see if it would suit you. Check out the neighbourhood by daylight and at night to check the ambience. Make enquiries as to planning proposals for roads, public facilities, or other developments which might affect this ambience. Are there any rooms that are dark without artificial light? Does that concern you? 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. Once you discuss with us your preferences, your price range and what you require, we can assist you in your search for a home of your dreams. If you are interested in a 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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Beautiful by design It’s all harmony and restrained elegance here, writes Carole Levy here are good reasons this property has a million-plus price tag: a cypress-sheltered block of about 0.79 hectares and a house that meets 21st-century demands for clever design, well-chosen decor and extravagant space. Designed by the owner who moved in two years ago, the 33-square house shows flair in terms of space economy, technology (think AVwiring, LED underbench lighting, sensor lowlights, built-in projector), the environment (water tank that feeds toilets, washing machine and garden taps), and energy efficiency (extended eaves, double glazing, blockout blinds, extra insulation). But it’s also mighty pretty. Bamboo and polished concrete floors, a shades-of-grey wall palette, custom-made window dressings, random wall recesses, classy carpet and tiles, glossy white accents — it’s all harmony and restrained elegance. Four living zones (plus study) include a theatre room, and a stunning entertainment room with polished concrete underfoot and extra-wide sliders to outdoors. Fabulous storage crowns the kitchen — high-gloss soft-closing cabinetry couples with


a huge pantry with second dishwasher. An induction cooktop and pyrolitic oven wearing the Miele tag, metallic pendant lights and Caesarstone benches add bling. The main bedroom has a fitted dressing room and en suite with walk-in shower with rainfall head, heated towel rails and Caesarstone-topped vanity. Three bedrooms surround a lounge room, with powder room, sparkly bathroom and great laundry nearby. Manicured lawns out back could host a footy match, garden beds are pretty and manageable and everything is insanely neat.

47 Stuart Street, Woodend Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 2 plus powder room Living areas: Study, family-meals, theatre, entertainment, children’s lounge The rest: Gas hydronic heating, gas log fire, ducted cooling/ vacuum, ceiling fans, double glazing, monitored alarm, AV wiring, 45,000-litre water tank, natural gas and town water connection, Colorbond 12 x 6-metre shed, triple garage Private sale: $1.08 million Agent: Joan Gladman Real Estate Woodend, 5427 4307

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$7,000 FIRST HOME OWNERS OPPORTUNITY First Home Buyers Grant of $7,000 is due to end for established homes on 30 June 2013

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Woodend 9 Ashbourne Road

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

Price $399,500 View By appointment Julian Davies 0407 670 234


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

Macedon 15 Hammet Place

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Hammet Park - Bolobek Lakes Estate

Imagine living on 2Ha (5 acres) in the most prestigious lifestyle address of the Macedon Ranges, in a quality 38 square, five bedroom, three bathroom home, being the last built by renowned local builder Ewald Jeske before he retired, with stunning views to Mount Macedon and adjacent to one of the Bolobek lakes of which you are part owner.


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1 Waterworks Road Avondale on 2Ha (4.9 Acres) Resort style living on the beautiful northern slopes of Mount Macedon. Magnificent five bedroom residence sited to encapsulate the wonderful surrounds. Outdoor entertaining area includes pool, spa & tennis court.

Reserve Price $950,000 View By appointment Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347 John Keating 0419 880 444

Price $585,000 View Sat 18 May 11-11.30am Beautifully designed four bedroom plus study residence of exceptional quality Sandi Mueller 0408 392 347 with ducted heating and cooling, and terrific outdoor entertaining.


8 Adam Close Contemporary Excellence in Quiet Court Location on 1074m2


Riddells Creek 147 Yaamba Road Applecross on 11.6Ha (28 Acres) Exceptional value featuring a 1980s Ritter Davis 4/5 bedroom homestead of 50 squares nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Features solar electricity, superb entertaining areas, pool, machinery shed, good soils, five main paddocks, established cypress and native tree plantations and magnificent 2.5 acre lake.

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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.

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

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A young 4 bedroom family home set on a large 1600m² allotment with side gate access to a 2nd garage/workshop. Features ensuite, WIR, BIRs, 2 living areas, s/s appliances, dishwasher, heating, cooling, decked entertaining, double garage with internal access and remote.

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

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Set close to the township facilities, this well maintained unit features 2 bedrooms, 2 way bathroom, kitchen, meals, lounge and laundry. Modern décor, lock up garage and private courtyard.

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Two houses linked by carport set in glorious English gardens. Featuring 6/7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 5 living, decks, sheds, garages & huge water supply. Unique & beautiful, a dream property for extended family or B&B (S.T.C.A.).

In a prestigious location, quality & a low maintenance lifestyle is offered with this large home. Feats 4 bdrms, study, gourmet kitchen, butler’s pantry & 3 living areas. Alfresco entertaining & triple garage with store room & rear access.

FOR SALE $699,000 CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Darraweit Guim (Bolinda)

FOR SALE $579,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 2.00-2.30pm Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555


RURAL LIFESTYLE A peaceful rural setting is offered with this large acreage allotment of 51.39ha (126.98 acres approx). The fully fenced land offers 3 road frontages, 3 phase power and a dam. Ideal for city commuters approx 45mins to CBD & Melbourne airport.

13 & 16/114-126 Evans Street Sunbury COMMERCIAL INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

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

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



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WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT 2 bdrms, kitch/meals, gas & elec cooking, lounge, gas heating, split system, alfresco, SLUG, OSP. No pets.

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

FAMILY HOME 4 bdrm, ens, kitch/ meals/family, gas & elec cooking, dishwasher, ducted heating, split system, DRLUG, no pets.

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

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COSY HOME This lovely 3 bedroom, ensuite home includes lounge with wood combustion heating, open plan living, kitchen, dining and family room with split system. Large garage. Good backyard.

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EXCELLENT POSITION 4 brs, ens, 2 living areas, kit, dining & family over looking alfresco area. Theatre room & sep. study. Central heating & dble gge. Handy to school, bus stop, train station.

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54 Evans Street, Sunbury 40 Aitken Street, Gisborne

7 Arwon Court New Gisborne

9744 2555 5428 2800


BLUE RIBBON FAMILY HOME ON 1328m2 approx. Family size 4 bedroom plus study features high ceilings, quality fittings throughout and lots of living areas including games room. Large covered alfresco, secluded gardens, double garage and workshop. Walk to school and station.

FIVE BEDROOM HOME ¾ ACRE approx. FOR SALE $629,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.30-12.00noon Photo ID Required CONTACT Gisborne Office 5428 2800

Ideal family living on large block in township location. Featuring 5 large bedrooms, separate study, lounge room, open plan kitchen/meals and family, plus separate play/study area and covered alfresco area.

14 Blyton Crescent Sunbury


1 Mowbray Court Sunbury



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

FOR SALE $349,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.15-11.45AM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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

FOR SALE $340,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 11.00-11.30am Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

Gisborne EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST INVITED 1.991ha approx - 3 ROAD FRONTAGES McKim Road-Morrow Road-Wallaby Run Zoned Residential 1 | Macedon Ranges Planning Scheme Development Plan Overlay Schedule 4 applies For further details please contact our office

30 Viewbank Lane Riddells Creek BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HOME ON OVER 14 ACRES

MORTGAGEE SALE CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555

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

FOR SALE $689,000 INSPECT THIS SATURDAY 1.00-1.30PM Photo ID Required CONTACT Sunbury Office 9744 2555


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



Lovely! 3BR ES, lounge, dining, family room. New kitchen and flooring. DLUG plus carport. Outdoor entertaining, home easily conv to 4BR if rqrd. Excellent lockup and go home, ducted heating. Great location close to centre and trains.

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


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! Great location - great price!

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A home, a development (STCA) or both! On approx. 1.5 acres in coveted Willowbank Road, this exemplary north facing executive home has preliminary development/concept plans for your due diligence! Alternatively offered as a prestige residence on a large land holding in a central location – with views brilliantly realized from the many rooms of the house. 3BR, studio/games room, 3 living rooms, kitchen to dream of, and an exceptional indoor pool in its own pool house – with its bedazzling décor, land and improvements “Willowbank Park” will impress the fussiest buyer.

A BRILLIANT OPPORTUNITY EXISTS! P.O.A. 7/38 Brantome Street Gisborne

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5428 2544 163 Walsh Road “Friar’s Lodge” - On 8 hectares approx. (20 acres). Not Scared of a Challenge? Improvers Opportunity. Home Plus Improvements. 2 storey residence looking for TLC offers 3 living areas, 3 bedrooms, open fire place & slow combustion heater. Hardwood floor boards, double garage, views over property & forest. Several paddocks, loose boxes, stock yards, cleared & timbered country. Adjoins Lerderderg State Park Pyrete Range.

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $450,000 - $500,000 VIEW: Saturday 3.30 - 4.00pm


5 Jonathan Road


54 Chessy Park Drive Magnificent 1200m² (approx.) homesite. Located in quality residential family area.


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




AUCTION: Sat 18th May 2013 at 11.00amEST. SELLING RANGE $280,000 $320,000

11 Scenic Court

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

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

Classic homestead style family residence on superb allotment with both fenced garden area & wildlife haven of natural bushland. 5 bedrooms, full ensuite to master, lounge with O.F.P. & bay window, formal dining, Blackwood kitchen/meals & family/ rumpus. Polished timber floors, 2.7m ceilings, split system air con, wood heater. Dble garage/workshop. Private, tranquil country setting with township convenience.

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

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $820,000 VIEW: By appointment

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

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 26 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


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5428 2544 86 Ferrier Road “SURAMA” DISTINCTIVE COUNTRY HOMESTEAD –CIRCA 1935. LAND APPROX. 1.04HA (2.5 ACRES) The classic timber residence offers spacious & stylish comfort comprising 4 B/R, 2 ensuites & bathrm, formal lounge & dining room, both with O.F.P. Casual family area with architectural features & north facing aspect. 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 minutes & short distance to train station. A select & appealing property. AUCTION: Saturday 1st June 2013 at 11.00am PRICE: EST SELLING RANGE $1,100,000 TO $1,200,000 VIEW: Saturday 12.00 - 12.30pm



2 Price Drive

12 Gap Road

Family Home home on in elevated over one and half acres! location. Land 6,616m² Land approx. approx. (1½ Acres). 6616m².

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

Rusticopportunity Rare location. Home to purchase offeringa3property b/rms & that peaceful study (or 4th bedrm). township Sitting livingroom, is all about! large Commanding family room with elevated access position to undercover provides a sweepingliving outdoor personal area.outlook! Well equipped Loads kitchen. of room for the family Sunroom & dbl togarage. enjoy. Ideally Privatelocated gardens, inrolling a quiet cul-de-sac. lawns & shade trees, Country shedding lifestyle & storage. doesn’t get any better than this!

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

AUCTION: Sat 18th May 2013 at 2.00pm AUCTION: Sat$550,000 18th May TO 2013 at 2.00pm PRICE: E.S.R. $580,000 VIEW: Saturday 1.30 - 2.00pm

PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $550,000 VIEW: Saturday 11.30 - 12.00 noon

4 Jackson Court Family Residence - Space & More Space. Terraced Gardens, Court Location. Land 1,650 m² (approx.) Enjoy the space & open plan living. 4 B/R + plus study, ensuite & main bathroom. Mod. kitchen –plenty of bench area & dishwasher. Dble garage –remote control door, outside entertainment area, rain water tanks. Landscaped garden, stone retaining walls. PRIVATE SALE: PRICE: $565,000 VIEW: Saturday 10.00 - 10.30am

33 Brantome Street, Gisborne



Unit 2/271 Station Road “Wisteria” Gorgeous cottage in character filled main street precinct. 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: $425,000 VIEW: by appointment

Wilma Grumont 0409 138 472 / Trevor Hunt 0418 550 832 / Brian Hunt 0418 320 412 MAY 14, 2013




Bring the boat, and trailer ith a double garage and a carport this property has plenty of room for not only several cars but a boat, caravan and trailer. The family-sized house has three bedrooms – the main with en suite. Entertain in the formal lounge-dining room and relax in family-meals area. The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and a dishwasher. A reverse-cycle airconditioning unit and gas ducted heating provide year-round comfort. Floating floorboards are featured throughout. Outback is an undercover entertainment area with paving underfoot, and a shed.





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his property has ‘family home’ stamped all over it. There are three bedrooms, including the main with walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Multiple living areas provide separate parents and children’s retreats. Oodles of cupboard and bench space and stainless-steel appliances are kitchen highlights. Features include a study, wood heater, central heating, airconditioning, ironbark floorboards and carport with roller door. Schools are within walking distance, while Langama Park, Sunbury train station and shops are nearby.


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16 Vista Close, Gisborne Price: $440,000 Private sale Agent: Gisborne Real Estate Gisborne, 5428 8895

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32 Flinders Street, Sunbury Price: $349,000 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

Modern living village style

Make the dream happen ere’s a chance for first-time buyers to live the dream of having their own place. The house has three bedrooms, the main with en suite. Spread out across two living rooms. There’s a combined kitchen/meals area with dishwasher, a separate bathroom and laundry with outdoor access. Features are a split-system unit, cosy wood heater, and double garage with remotely controlled door. For those who enjoy a hit of golf, Goonawarra Golf Course is nearby, as is a primary school which is within walking distance, and shopping centres just a short drive away.

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his property ticks all the boxes for buyers wanting to enjoy a modern home in a quiet, yet popular country village. Of the four bedrooms, three have built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom has its own walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. Caesarstone benches are a highlight of the kitchen, which comes with a 900mm stainless-steel cooker. There are three living areas including a family-meals hub with low-sheen low-maintenance tiles, a rumpus room with roman blinds, and a children’s retreat. A paved alfresco entertainment area, double garage and a spacious backyard are other notable mentions.

T 39 Carnoustie Drive, Sunbury Price: $319,500 Private sale Agent: Dunlop Real Estate Sunbury, 9744 2555

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163 Station Street, New Gisborne Price: $550,000-$585,000 Private sale Agent: LJ Whorlow First National Sunbury, 9740 9000

MAY 14, 2013



Selling since 1961

L.J. Whorlow SUNBURY


FAMILY LIVING ON A GRAND SCALE! $530,000 - $560,000

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

A2 B1 C1

Situated in one of Sunbury’s highly sought after estates “Rolling Meadows”, this home is perfect for the growing family. Upstairs find 4brs, ensuite & WIR, BIR’s, bathroom, family/sitting room with French doors to the balcony overlooking the Sunbury township & country side. On the ground floor there is ample living space in the way of formal lounge, open plan kitchen meals area, study/home office and a large family room + large rumpus. A huge undercover pergola perfect for entertaining, double remote garage, triple car colorbond garage/workshop, garden shed and water tank. Beautiful low maintenance gardens all on a 1200m2 block. Inspect: Saturday 11.00-11.130am, ID required at open for inspection

Ideally situated within an easy stroll to the train station, super market, restaurants & cafes, this charming sandstone residence is sure to impress. With a generous and open floor plan consisting of lounge, main bathroom, laundry, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances including dishwasher. There is a sunny meals area with access to a private courtyard, perfect for bbq’s and entertaining. There is ample off street parking with a single garage and extra parking space. A rare opportunity to secure a private and well presented unit, in a superior location. An ideal investment or downsizing opportunity. Inspect Saturday 1.45-2.15pm - ID required at open for inspection




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

A3 B2 C2 E


SOMETHING FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! For Sale $490,000 - $530,000

A 4 B 2 C 5+ E

A magnificent family residence full of quality and warmth throughout. Offering 3 spacious brs, study, full ensuite & WIR. An elegant entrance, formal lounge, spacious family room plus a separate rumpus room for the entertainer. A magnificent Tasmanian Oak timber kitchen with quality appliances, dishwasher & endless storage. Gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling plus quality floor & window coverings throughout. Double remote garage with workshop, rear access for the caravan/boat, sensational outdoor entertaining area and all located on a 1758m2 block. An inspection is highly recommended to appreciate what these proud owners have achieved. Inspect: Saturday 1.30-2.00pm, ID required at open for inspection

A magnificent family home nestled in the popular Jackson’s Hill Estate & located within walking distance to the town centre, parklands, public transport & the ever popular Galaxy Playground sure to impress the kids. Offering 4brs, study, full ensuite & WIR, formal lounge & dining room plus separate family room, modern kitchen with dishwasher plus open plan meals area. Gas ducted heating, evaporative cooling plus quality floor and window coverings throughout. Sensational pergola for year round entertaining, 3 car integrated remote garage with rear access, an additional 8x7 workshop with power and a 5x3 workshop guaranteed to please. Just move in and enjoy! Inspect: Saturday 11.30-12.00pm, ID required at open for inspection




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

A4 B2 C2


BRAND NEW & NOTHING TO DO! For Sale $530,000 - $590,000

A4 B2 C2

A highly desired location with beautiful Elm tree lined streets, New Gisborne is the in vogue country village to settle the family. An impressive home with a generous floor plan has been designed with family in mind and consists of 4brs, BIR’s, master with WIR & ensuite, modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and caesarstone bench tops. A huge open plan meals and family area, tiled for easy living is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Additionally there is cozy lounge or ultimate TV room, children’s rumpus/toy room, stylish main bathroom and laundry. Paved alfresco area, double garage with remote & spacious backyard. A must to inspect! Inspect: Saturday 2.00-2.30pm, ID required at open for inspection

Save yourself the hassle of building! Here we have a brand new home waiting for its new owners. Comprising 4 large bedrooms with ensuite & walk in robe and built in robes to remaining bedrooms. A massive open plan kitchen with Ceasar stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances plus dishwasher and overlook the massive meals/family area plus ducted heating, evaporative cooling and sun blinds. Outside find the concreted outdoor entertaining area with city views, a good size yard complete with a low maintenance front & rear gardens. This home of generous proportions is a must to inspect! Inspect: Sunday 12.30-1.00pm, ID required at open for inspection




A FAMILY FAVOURITE! For Sale $550,000 - $590,000

A5 B2 C2

Move quickly to secure this very warm and inviting executive residence offering 5brs, full ensuite with spa & WIR. Formal lounge with cosy wood fireplace, spacious family room + rumpus room for the kids. Gas ducted heating, 3 split system units plus Tasmanian oak timber flooring & quality fittings throughout. A very modern kitchen with quality appliances including dishwasher, granite bench tops & butler’s pantry. Double integrated garage with workshop, est gardens, sensational outdoor entertaining with bbq & sink plus a low maintenance yard. All located on a 800m2 block and within walking distance to the picturesque Spavin Lake. Inspect today! Inspect: Saturday 2.30-3.00pm ID required at open for inspection

46 Evans Street Sunbury 30 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY



A4 B3 C2

Why go through the hassle of building when you can just walk straight into this beautiful 4br with ensuite & WIR, BIR’s + 2 other bathrooms. Spacious open plan kitchen, meals & family areas, kitchen with s/steel appliances, butlers pantry & Caesar stone bench tops and separate lounge. Added extra include ducted heating, evaporative cooling & alarm system. Outside find an alfresco entertaining area that overlooking the landscaped gardens, water tank with pump & double remote garage. Ideal location within walking distance to shops, public transport, childcare facilities and Killara Primary School.You will definitely want to make an appointment to view! Inspect: Saturday 12.30-1.00pm, ID required at open for inspection

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Notice of Preparation of Amendment Amendment C164

Auction ~ On Site Clearing Sale

Authorisation A02295

Phone 13 24 25 G5910758

NOVENA PRAYER ST. JUDE O Holy St Jude, Apostle and Martyr, great in virtue and rich in miracles, near kinsman of Jesus Christ, faithful intercessor of all who invoke your special patronage in time of need, to you I have recourse from the depth of my heart and humbly beg to whom God has given such great power to come to my assistance. Help me in my present urgent petition, in return I promise to make your name known and cause you to be invoked. Say three Our Fathers, three Hail Marys and Glorias. St Jude pray for us and all who invoke your aid. Amen (Publication must be promised.) This Novena has never been known to fail. This Novena must be said for 9 consecutive days.

In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the Hume City Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is 275 Racecourse Road, Sunbury, known as Lot B on Plan of Subdivision 116962. The amendment proposes to rezone the land from Farming Zone Schedule 3 (FZ3) to Residential 1 Zone (R1Z), Business 1 Zone (B1Z) (including a revised Schedule 1) and Public Park and Recreation Zone (PPRZ). It is also proposed to apply a Development Plan Overlay over the land and introduce a new Schedule 27 to the Development Plan Overlay.



Sunday 19th May 10am Walsh Road Bullengarook

The Hume City Council has prepared Amendment C164 to the Hume Planning Scheme.

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

You may inspect the amendment, any documents that support the amendment and the explanatory report about the amendment, free of charge, at the following locations:

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Phone Mick Christie 0419 870 601 Delivery in Macedon Ranges Area

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

$130 pcm $135 pcm $140 pcm

Phone: 0439 314 347 Fire Wood-Red Gum Top quality, clean, split, dry. 2 metre min. Free delivery, 7 days.

0409 210 565 or 0428 359 214 G5843394

Early Bird Special 20m split . . 20m unsplit . .

$125pcm $120pcm

Free Delivery All Areas

Steve Graham Auctioneer 0418 995 590

Phone Peter on

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Split and Free delivery. Tree Lopping Services Available.

Auctions and Clearing Sales


Proof deadline: All Classifieds:

Trading World

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For Sunbury & Macedon Ranges Weekly are as follows:

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• during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Hume City Council, Craigieburn Office, 75 – 95 Central Park Ave, Craigieburn 3064. Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. The closing date for submissions is 18 June 2013. A submission must be sent to the Strategic Planning Department, Hume City Council, PO Box 119 DALLAS, VIC, 3047. DOMENIC ISOLA CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER G5875604AA-dc18Mar

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

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AUCTION – CLEARING SALE Sunday 19th May at 10am Edgecombe Rd Kyneton (opp Frews Abattoirs) Tilt tray truck – Cars – Trailers - Building materials – Machinery – Workshop Tools & Equip – Sundries – Scrap Vehicles, Machinery, Equipment - 1990 Isuzu tray tilt slide, 1989 Ford XF Ute, 1980 Mercedes station wagon, 1948 Jaguar - 3 chassis and 2 bodies (1 body sand blasted, primed and ready for restoration), 1965 Volkswagon bug, Telcor Percans diesel chipper will take up to 8in log (perfect working order), Cox 12hp ride on lawn mower, early ford tail lights, mag. wheels, chrome wheels, early Holden doors, rear canopy of F100 Holden chassis, radiators and lots of early car parts. Trailers - Mobile office caravan with opening windows both sides and power, tandem trailer, 6x4 trailer, 6x3 trailer and old caravan. Workshop- Woodfast band saw, diesel generator, air compressor, arch welder, nuts, bolts, screws, auto electrical crimpers, tripod, jerry cans, trowels, dumpy level, oil drum and pump, jack stands, trolley jacks, oil bottles, Hayman Reese tow hitch, spanners, sockets, screw drivers, lpg portable gas heater, workshop trolley stands, crane traffic lights, fibreglass and steel toolboxes, plumbing fittings, fluro lights, fork slippers, steel horses, lots of steel tube racking, and a large assortment of new, old and collectable tools. Collectables- kitchen dresser, CI bath, Diadolo number 115 milk/ cream separator, early Wedderburn dally scales and weights, lots of old photos, CI outdoor setting, oil bottles, early pine cupboard, early fridge, gold sleush, shop glass counter, imperial bottles, antique kero lamps, CI fire hydrants, large qty of brass fire extinguishers, Singer sewing machine, early medicine cabinet, early milkshake maker, heavy cut glass and kitchen ware and lots more still in boxes. Shed and Household Sundries- doors, large safe, large aluminium bank doors, aluminium sliding door and window, sheets of corrugated iron, qty of bricks, blocks and pavers, large fence and gate panels, poison sprayer, garden edger, shovels, spades, picks, gardening equipment, lawn mower, paints and painting equipment, Merc vapour lights, cupboards, freezer, standard lamp, split system, large qty of carpet squares, outdoor tables and chairs, Eskis, glass ware, go kart frame, lockers, camping gear, camp oven, office furniture, cash register, HP printer, shelving, racking, 5hp mariner outboard, life jackets, snatch straps, ratchet tie downs, walking stick, gym set, scrap brass, timber, building materials and loads more.

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... Light refreshments available… Check website for full details & photos

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

Public weighbridge. 0488 957 090 or (03) 5428 1955 Open 7 Days/Public Holidays G5944482

SPLIT REDGUM FIREWOOD 2tonne - $630 3tonne - $930 4tonne - $1200 6tonne - $1740 “All prices include delivery”

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• during office hours at the office of the planning authority, Hume City Council, Sunbury Office, 40 Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429.

Credit cards & Paypal Accepted in online store

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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

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

Livestock and Equipment SHEEP FLOCK Wiltipol and whiltshire horn 16. Whethers, ewes and rams starting at $100 each. Woodend. Phone 0432 075 094.

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Weekly Classifieds Business Franchise for Sale or Lease Sunbury

Rare opportunity to secure a great PART TIME business that can be operated from your home, with all custom by appointment only. Join a 70 branch national franchise that has been operating for over 25 years. This branch opened approx. 18 months ago as a “greenfield” business and has enjoyed excellent brand recognition and continues on a steady growth path. Long franchise tenure with exclusive territory rights - ability to split territory to create two separate businesses. Adverse health issues are reluctantly forcing this sale. Asking Price is $32,500 inclusive of all franchise transfer G5993199AA-dc7May and training fees, stock etc. Call John on 0411 228 167 for a confidential discussion.

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Casual Labourer Reqd for wood yard to complete a variety of tasks. Weekend shifts available. Ability to drive truck. To apply ☎ 0435 466 001.

Earn Easy Cash Deliver catalogues/goods to local residents. Approx $100 - $300/wk No upfront outlay.

Tel: 1300 133 362 G6015926


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Placing misleading advertisements is an offence against the Competition and Consumer Act and all advertisements are subject to the publisher's approval. For further advice contact the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission on 9290 1800. Whilst Metro Media Publishing make every attempt to screen job advertisements, WE DO NOT ACCEPT LIABILIT Y FOR ADVERTISERS WHO FAIL TO C O M P LY W I T H T H E S E REGULATIONS.

Call Carolyn on Mob: 0431 304 296

We are seeking a full time Residential Property Manager for our Property Management Team. The successful applicant will need to be well organised with real estate experience, hold a current agents representative licence have good computer skills and be able to work as part of a busy team.

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Car and Truck Hire

Caravans and Trailers JAYCO STARCRAFT For sale 20x2 built November 2011. Lots of extras including TV & full ensuite. Hardly ever been used due to ill health. Reg U37-389. $39,500. Phone 9748 2344.


JK PENGUIN II, 2001 caravan, VGC. Registered up to May 2014, P 8 3 0 3 9 V, m a n y e x t r a s . $10,500ono. Call 0407 802 357.

9310 5422

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Cars New and Used HOLDEN STATESMAN 2006, V6 automatic, 151,000kms, reg until Sept 2013, RWC, silver colour, reg XYR-711. $13,000. Ph 9369 7767.

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


"Commission only'' jobs are only accepted in these columns PROVIDED that this is clearly stated in the ad AND the employer is paying Workcover and Superannuation. If not, then these advertisements MUST be placed in an alternate classification such as Self Employment Opportunities.

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We require keen enthusiastic and reliable Drivers for our Campbellfield and Deer Park Plants. Successful applicants must have HR lic and experience essential.

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LANCEFIELD High Street, 1 BR flat, carport, rear small yard, very quiet loc, excel cond, inspect 10am-12pm, Sat 18th May. $185pw. May suit mature person. Avail now. Refs and bond req. Contact Lou for appointment: 0418 376 394 G6025533

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


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TOYOTA CAMRY Wagon 1991. Manual. Registered until 17th July, 2013. 327,000km. $1,100ono. NYZ441. No RWC. 0422 711 587.

ROAD FRIENDLY DRIVING SCHOOL ✪ A safer way to learn ✪ Lessons start from $35 ✪ Excellent pass rate ✪ 20 years experience

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President’s Award for Kyneton Toyota Top recognition at Dealer of the Year function n a night to remember, Kyneton Toyota dealer principal John Bradbury received the prestigious President’s Award for Excellence 2012 at the Toyota Dealer of the Year Awards. The function was held in the Palladium Ballroom at Crown Casino in late March. The award honours the highest achievements in all aspects of dealership performance, and customer service and management. It was bestowed by Max Yasuda, president of the Toyota Motor Corporation Australia. Kyneton Toyota excelled in every category of the President’s Award. These include customer satisfaction, parts and accessories, service, business management, sales, environmental sustainability, training and facility standards. In his address, Mr Bradbury spoke


of the ‘‘journey to success’’ since selling Swan Hill Toyota, opening Kyneton Toyota three-and-a-half years ago and now looking forward to moving into a new facility in a couple of months. “You can’t win these awards without amazing people, and there’s an enormous amount of hard work involved in getting here,” he said. He paid tribute to the efforts of his team, in particular accountant Ricky Turner, general sales manager James Atherton, and his wife Ros, for her support and contribution to the business. Mr Bradbury paid tribute to Toyota Financial Services and the Toyota Motor Corporation. “It’s been a fantastic journey and we’ve got an exciting future ahead of us. “How can we not be excited about what’s coming?”

Oh what a feeling: Happy dealership team members Ricky Turner, Jesse Avalos, service manager, Ros Bradbury, business manager, John Bradbury, James Atherton, Christy Avalos, Kyal Tripodi, new car sales manager, and Kate Jackson, administration officer.


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Bulldogs leave Kangaroos flat-footed slotted the Dogs’ third goal after he led straight up the ground and marked at centre halfforward. Kangaroo Flat registered three ‘posters’ in their four behinds for the term. Goal umpires said after the match the combined 10 posters for the afternoon had set a 2013 BFNL record – and maybe a new league mark for the 2000s. The Roos looked much more composed in the second stanza. With Mitchell Hough, Luke Lougoon and Tim Brooks leading the charge, Kangaroo Flat added 5.5 to 3.4. Coach Tyrone Downie steered home the visitors’ opening goal of the day in the first 90 seconds. Then after returning Bendigo Gold onballer Daniel Toman had replied for the Dogs, the Flat added three unanswered majors. Key forward Harrison Huntley marked and snapped truly in red time to hand Gisborne a 40-point half-time buffer. The Bulldogs’ earlier pinpoint conversion deserted them in the third quarter.


— Bendigo Advertiser

Bendigo FL Channel 10 journalist Rob Waters is the new high-profile chairman of struggling club Kyneton. Waters was appointed on Wednesday night, succeeding Cello Matricardi. The Tigers are not fielding a senior team this season and have not fielded an A-grade netball team for a number of seasons. Kyneton’s top football grade this season is reserves, with the Tigers breaking through for a first win of the campaign at the weekend. Bottom through the first five rounds with a percentage of just 28, Kyneton beat Maryborough 8.15 (63) to 6.10 (46) on Saturday.

Year of the Cat

Basketball Sunbury’s trip to Whittlesea was one to forget on Saturday as the Jets went down by double figures in both men’s and women’s Big V division 1. The men slipped to three-and-six for the season with the 79-69 defeat. Gavin Mitchell scored 18 points and Jay Boyle 14 while Corey Collier scored 12 to go with nine rebounds. The women were not as close, losing 87-59 to stay ninth in the division with one win and seven losses. Kayla Theodore (15), Megan Shanahan (13) and Emmie O’Nial (12 points, nine rebounds) were stat leaders for Sunbury in the defeat.

Sunbury’s Mark Blicavs celebrates one of his two goals with Geelong Cats teammate Billy Smedts on Friday night. The steeplechaser-turnedruckman is yet to taste defeat, having played in all seven of Geelong’s wins so far this AFL season.

Skipper calls the shots again in Romsey’s win HOPE Hamilton starred once again for Romsey as the Redbacks scored a decisive 62-22 win over Woodend-Hesket. The Romsey skipper did as she pleased up forward, scoring 41 goals, and was ably supported by goal attack Alyssa Cole with 21 points. Wing attack Kristy Blackmore was also terrific. With 18 goals, Maddy Staresina was best for Woodend-Hesket, who are yet to win a game this season. Melton Centrals kept their unbeaten streak going, winning their sixth straight match 63-45 over Lancefield. Rebecca Morabito scored 35

and his players knew the Roos were a pacy, young side and if they’d got to a lead they would prove difficult to chase down. Referring to Jamerson Campbell, the coach said he was a talented footballer, with his ability complemented this season by an improved work rate. “We probably held him back a little bit to make him earn his spot and he was really good today.” Fitzgerald added that big ruckman Mark Maric had been a basketballer and — after interleague follower Tom Waters had gone down with injury — had been promoted from the reserves. Gisborne plays away at Strathfieldsaye (first, 4-1-0) this Saturday in the last round before the interleague break. In A-grade netball, Gisborne’s perfect start to the season continued with a 19-goal win against Kangaroo Flat. The Bulldogs downed the previously unbeaten Flat for the first time this campaign, taking outright top of the ladder with five wins from five.



GISBORNE took an unbreakable hold on Saturday’s four premiership points with a ninegoal-to-zero first quarter against Kangaroo Flat at the Gardiner Reserve. The Bulldogs went ahead of the win-loss ledger for the first time this season with the 22.22 (154) to 11.13 (79) win and now sits fourth on the Bendigo Football League ladder at three-and-two. Playing his first senior game for the Bulldogs this season, busy midfielder Jamerson Campbell nailed four of his five majors in a sizzling opening-term burst. The home side landed shots from all angles as they bombarded the pavilion end. The Roos almost kept pace with the Dogs in the final three terms, adding 11 goals to 13. But the damage had been done in the opening 30 minutes, with a 53-point deficit impossible to erase. Joining Campbell in Gisborne’s first-quarter blitz was ruckman Mark Maric, the younger brother of Richmond big man, Ivan. He coolly

The home team added 6.11 after Roo onballer Jay Pitto had goaled with a side-of-the boot snap at the Gardiner’s Creek end. Gisborne’s powerful onball brigade took over with skipper Casey Summerfield, promoted under-18 player Ethan Minns and Ben Grech dominating the stoppages. But it did take 11 minutes for the Dogs’ first third-quarter goal landed by Toman. Up forward Jarrad Lynch was in fine touch with his marking, hammering home his first goal of a pair after a pass from Lachie Crosbie. Gisborne cantered home as each club landed four goals in the last term. Downie took his tally to an even four after marking a Josh Keogh pass on a half-forward flank. Darren Farrugia, well held by Carl Rohde in the closing two quarters, finally broke clear of his opponent to nail his third for the afternoon while Campbell wrapped up a big day by driving home his fifth major deep in red time. Bulldogs’ coach Kevin Fitzgerald said it was vital for his team to get away to a good start as he

and Bree Dean 28 for the Centrals. Alex Darby’s 26 was best for Lancefield. Sunbury too remained undefeated with a thumping 67-16 win over Broadford. Kila Elavo scored 34 goals and was backed up by Shannon Grieve (21) and Narelle Montgomery (12). The Kangaroos have been the best defensive team this season and, at half-time on Saturday, kept Broadford to just seven goals. Riddell set up its 63-24 win over Rockbank with a dominant second quarter. After leading by just two at quarter-time Riddell scored 19 goals and kept Rockbank to three.

Meanwhile, there was a dramatic, low-scoring draw at Wallan as the Magpies and Diggers Rest ended the game locked on 26 points apiece. In a game of fluctuating fortunes with the lead changing several times — Wallan led 17-12 at half-time — the points were shared. Denise Goodwin was the leading scorer with 16 goals. This weekend’s football and netball fixtures: Wallan vs Rockbank, Broadford vs Rupertswood, Melton Centrals vs Sunbury, Riddell vs Lancefield, Romsey vs Kilmore, Macedon vs Diggers Rest, Woodend-Hesket bye. — Daniel Paproth

Soccer Sunbury United’s Nathan Bennis struck a double to lead the team to a third win of the FFV state league 3 north-west season. Sunbury won 4-2 away to Geelong on Saturday night to climb to fifth on the table with nine points. Sunbury is now three points off the pace of ladder leader Sporting Whittlesea (12). Michael Creswick and Matthew Hume were Sunbury’s other goalscorers. Sunbury returns to Langama Park this Saturday for a 3pm kick-off against Moreland United (fourth, nine points).

MAY 14, 2013




Lions put on a masterclass BY LUKE GRIFFITHS SUNBURY remains undefeated atop the Ballarat Football League ladder following a clinical display against Lake Wendouree on Saturday afternoon. Despite missing nine players from last year’s premiership side, the Lions were a class above, accounting for their inexperienced and undermanned opponent by 125 points, 24.13 (157) to 4.8 (32). Lake Wendouree got first use of a stiff breeze that favoured the city end of Clarke Oval, yet it was Sunbury that piled on seven goals to one in the opening term, including two each to Matthew Medcraft and Josh Burgess. Medcraft’s first goal was a beauty, evading three opponents in heavy traffic before slotting it off the outside of his boot. At quarter-time, Lakers coach Gavin Webb — who repelled several attacks with strong marks across half-back — implored his players

to be more accountable, but the gulf in skill level became more evident the longer the game went. While the Lions repeatedly found targets through the centre of the ground, Lake Wendouree’s decision-making and skill execution was poor. Other than Webb and big-man Matt Tuminello, it was hard to find winners across the ground, although a case could be mounted for forward Nick Aringo, who finished with 2.2 from limited opportunities. Dale Cuinik, who bagged five majors for Sunbury, fittingly kicked the last goal of the day just as the siren sounded. ‘‘We were unselfish and very efficient and overall it was a terrific team effort. Our 12 or 13 goalkickers proves that point,’’ coach Rick Horwood said. ‘‘Full credit to Lake Wendouree, though. They’re a very young side and it would’ve been easy for Webby to throw guys behind the ball, but he didn’t.

‘‘I think we showed Lake Wendouree how a good side plays.’’ Webb conceded that his team was a work in progress. ‘‘Today was a massive learning experience against the team I consider to be premiership favourites,’’ he said. ‘‘I’m under no illusions where we’re at. We want respect in this competition and not to be blown away by the top sides like we were today. ‘‘We have to respond next week against another premiership contender (Redan).’’ Sunbury should continue its winning ways against Sebastopol on Saturday, but it will again be without Simon Clarke, who confirmed on Saturday that he will miss at least another fortnight with a groin injury. ‘‘The plan is to be back for the first game after the interleague match, but I won’t be training this week or next, so it might be longer, but I hope not,’’ he said. — Ballarat Courier

Gunn’s right on target in Sunbury victory SUNBURY sharp-shooter Sophie Gunn was the go-to target as Sunbury netted a 20-goal win against reigning Ballarat Netball League premier Lake Wendouree on Saturday. The 48-28 victory sums up the power shift in the league: the defending champion falls to eighth on the ladder (1-3) while Sunbury, a cellar dweller last season, has climbed to third (3-1-1). Only North Ballarat City (3-0) and Melton (4-0) head the Lions on the ladder. Gunn shot 37 goals as the dominant goaler in the match. But it wasn’t one-way traffic all afternoon, with Sunbury a goal down at quarter-time and only breaking the game open in the third quarter with 14 goals to 7. Prue Stanley, Tami Hardwick and Rebecca Moffat were the Lions’ best. Around the courts, Darley beat Melton South 44-23, East Point beat Sebastopol 50-33, North Ballarat City beat Ballarat 62-25 and Melton beat Bacchus Marsh 48-20.

INBRIEF VFL The WAFL swamped VFL with five unanswered last-quarter goals to claim the 2013 state game at Northam in WA on Saturday. The VFL led by 29 points at half-time before the WAFL closed to within 14 points at the last change, going on to win 17.16 (118) to 15.10 (100). VFL action returns this weekend with Essendon facing Port Melbourne at Windy Hill from 1pm on Saturday.

Women’s footy Sunbury’s Alexandra Quigley played a key role in Vic Metro’s successful AFL Youth Girls National Championship victory in Shepparton last week. Quigley kicked a goal in the final on Friday night and eight goals for the tournament and was named the best in two of her four games. Quigley’s five-goal haul against NSW-ACT had her named best afield in the pool stage. Vic Metro trailed at half-time of the final but booted four goals to one in the second half to beat WA 6.4 (40) to 3.7 (25).

On the ball Woodend’s Jake Owen sends a driving kick forward on Sunday at Princes Park. Owen and two teams of Vic Metro hopefuls battled Vic Country in trial matches to gain selection in the AFL under-18 national championships. Sunbury’s Jason Cooke, Romsey’s Jake Lever, Moonee Valley’s Reilly O’Brien and Maribyrnong Park’s Touk Miller all played in game one on Sunday while Owen was the only Cannon involved in game two. Ruckman Peter Wright (Moonee Valley), yet to play for the Cannons this season due to injury, was also listed on the injured reserve for Vic Metro. Dual Cannons TAC Cup premiership coach Martin Allison is Vic Metro head coach this season. Vic Metro starts its campaign on May 26 away to Queensland, making its home bow on Queen’s Birthday Weekend with a match against NSW-ACT on Sunday, June 9. To see Michael Copp’s gallery featuring action from both matches, go to 38 SUNBURY & MACEDON RANGES WEEKLY


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VWFL Sunbury won a two-point thriller at Learmonth on Sunday against North Ballarat in North West division one. The Lions trailed by 13 points at half-time but pegged back the deficit to win 8.9 (57) to North Ballarat 8.7 (55). Krystie Dudley kicked three goals and Lisa Borg two. The win lifts Sunbury to second on the table with three wins and two losses, behind unbeaten Bendigo. The Lions return to Clarke Oval for a night game on Saturday against Altona Vikings. The game starts at 7.30pm.

EDFL Coburg Districts showed little mercy to East Sunbury with 20 second-half goals on Saturday. They lost 2.2 (14) to Coburg Districts 28.26 (194). East Sunbury hosts Roxburgh Park at Goonawarra Recreation Reserve from 2.15pm this Saturday.

MCDFL Trentham remains stuck at the foot of the table after a fourth straight loss to open the season. The Saints lost 11.4 (70) to 21.11 (137) against Harcourt on Saturday. Corey Pedley and five-goal Luke Whitehouse were Trentham’s best in the defeat. The Saints travel to Talbot (sixth, 2-2) this weekend.


Nick of time: Riddell’s James Climas gets his kick away while being dragged down by Rockbank’s Chris Jones. Pictures: Shawn Smits Out of reach: Riddell’s Aaron Blade chases a loose ball.

season. ‘‘I was happy to get the result away from home but in terms of what we came here to do today and what we are trying to build towards we have a lot to improve on,’’ he said. ‘‘Our ball use was poor today and

there are a few things structurally we need to get better at because Rockbank exposed us at times today. It took us a long time to get going.’’ His Rockbank counterpart Leigh Sporle praised his side’s effort against

the top-of-the-table Riddell. ‘‘I was really happy with the boys today,’’ he said. ‘‘They pushed hard. We’ve still got a lot to work on but there were some good signs we can take out of the game.’’

SCOREBOARD Rockbank 7.4.46 Riddell 13.14.92 Rockbank - Goals - D. Niki 3, M. Krul 2, B. McGee, M. Stevens. Best - C. Jones, C. McNabb, T. Zerafa, M. Krul, T. Mainey, D. Niki. Riddell - Goals - M. Allen 3, J. Krojs 3, M. Darby 2, H. Ross, S. Foreman, B. Ruffell, E. Foreman, J. Silvester. Best - J. Krojs, A. Sammut, E. Foreman, M. Darby, J. Climas, K. North. Sunbury 18.20.128 Broadford 4.5.29 Sunbury - Goals - D. Tate 2, J. Young 2, T. Cuffe 2, M. Leonard 2, J. Powell 2, J.

Pretty 2, P. Kaufmann, L. Dowson, M. Kook, D. Pollard, R. Johnson, J. Cuffe. Best - L. Fishenden, A. Leonard, M. Streiff, B. Sutherland, T. Cuffe, D. McGovern. Woodend-Hesket 4.4.28 Romsey 21.22.148 Woodend-Hesket - Goals - L. Macklin 2, C. Flenley, T. Kelly. Best - G. Taylor, G. Donovan, T. Jones, E. Gove, J. Stembridge, A. Shipard. Romsey - M. Davidson 9, M. Farmer 3, C. Streeter 2, N. Stephens 2, N. Wilson, S. Austin, C. Dawson, B. Notman, B. Morrison. Best - S. Austin, M. Davidson, B. Mitchell, C.

Robbins, C. Petroro, C. Streeter. Wallan 8.15.63 Diggers Rest 16.12.108 Diggers Rest - Goals - J. Piccolo 4, S. Clarke 3, C. Marshall 2, B. Kilty 2, S. Freeth 2, T. Gleeson, J. Wallace, B. Bell. Best - B. Caton, T. Gleeson, C. Laurie, A. Richardson, J. Piccolo, S. Freeth. Kilmore 7.7.46 Macedon 16.16.112 Macedon - Goals - A. Meldrum 4, D. Goodwin 3, T. Dettmann 2, G. Farrugia 2, J. Clough, A. Christiansen, A. Fleming, J. Wright, J. Davies. Best - A.


Redbacks on a roll

Bombers stand their ground RIDDELL held onto top spot in the Riddell District Football League with a 46-point win over a gallant Rockbank on Saturday. It was Riddell’s second consecutive win on the road and ensured the Bombers remained undefeated after four games. Though they ran out deserving winners at the final siren, the Bombers were well challenged by the home side in patches. In a low-scoring first quarter it took Riddell 13 minutes to kick the first goal of the game, but Rockbank hit back with the next two through Brandon McGee and Damien Niki. The Bombers arguably set up the win in the second quarter, which they dominated. They had 10 shots on goal and kicked 4.6. The ascendancy came through a mixture of fierce pressure from Riddell’s forwards, and a lack of composure in the back half from the Rams. Several turnovers resulted in goals for the away team. When Michael Allen booted a goal early in the third quarter to extend the lead to 31 points, it looked as if Riddell would run away with the game. But the Rams weren’t going down without a fight, and for a period of about 20 minutes in the third had all the momentum. Matthew Krul started the comeback and Niki added two goals. Running hard and taking risks, the Rams cut the lead back to 15 points. But Riddell was simply too slick and kicked late goals to take a 25-point lead into three-quarter-time. The Bombers kicked three in the last quarter, two for Matt Darby, who had spent most of the day repelling Rockbank’s forward thrusts. But Rockbank did not score in the quarter. Riddell coach Troy Scoble said his side had plenty to work on if they were going to be serious contenders this

Storie, D. Goodwin, N. Arnold, J. Clough, A. Fleming, A. Meldrum. Lancefield 14.14.98 Melton Centrals 12.14.86 Lancefield - Goals - J. Baker 5, S. Swindells 2, L. Malone 2, M. Burkett 2, D. Rebbechi, S. Woolcock, C. Burkett. Best - L. Malone, C. Collins, J. Baker, C. Burkett, M. Swindells, L. Thompson. Melton Centrals - A. Fenton 4, C. Carassellos 3, J. Armstrong 3, S. Batten 2. Best - A. Hunter, J. Bamford, G. Nankervis, J. Armstrong, A. Lorimer, P. McNamara.

MATT Davidson shot up the Riddell District Football League goalkicking leaderboard with nine majors as Romsey belted Woodend-Hesket on Saturday. The hapless Hawks could manage only four goals as the Redbacks stayed undefeated with a 120-point win. Davidson comfortably beat them off his own boot in a dominant display up forward. He has 23 goals for the year, three behind Melton Centrals’ Adam Fenton. Romsey had the game won by the time the quarter-time siren sounded. They had 13 scoring shots to one for the quarter and led by 42 points at the first break. It wouldn’t be until the last quarter they got a triple-figure lead but Romsey was rarely troubled. Mitch Farmer also booted three goals while Chris Petroro continued his good form. Fenton’s four goals wasn’t enough for the Centrals as they were upset by Lancefield by 12 points. It was the Tigers’ third win of the season, and came courtesy of a rampaging second quarter. Lancefield trailed Melton by 29 points at quarter time but booted nine to two in the second to remarkably lead by 15 at half-time. Scores were level at the final break in a highly entertaining game of footy and the Tigers kicked three to one in the last to score a confidence-boosting victory. It was Melton’s second straight loss after four consecutive wins to start the year. Sunbury easily accounted for Broadford at Eric Broadman Reserve, running out 99-point winners in the battle of the Kangaroos. Sunbury kept Broadford goalless in the opening term as they kicked five goals, and from there Broadford was never in the game. Sunbury ruckman Leigh Fishenden was again brilliant in his third game back. Diggers Rest travelled to Wallan and returned with a 45-point win. In yet another wind-affected match the Magpies were cursing inaccuracy in the first quarter, managing only 1.6 as Diggers Rest took a one-point lead at the first break. By half-time they were trailing by 39 points and they never recovered, the Burras kicking away in the last quarter. Macedon picked up its third win for the year at Kilmore, 66-point victors over the Blues. The Cats broke the game open with a six-goal second quarter after an even opening term and were rarely troubled thereafter. — Daniel Paproth

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