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facing massive debts and ignored warning letters from real estate agents. “In most cases, the tenants aren’t even turning up to their hearing, so the order is made without considering the tenants’ side of things and there’s no chance of saving them,” she said. \ NICK TOSCANO

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Wyndham Vale single mother Kylie, 33, burst into tears when she received her marching orders from the real-estate agent on Friday. Kylie and her nine-year-old son have 16 days to leave. “It was my son’s birthday on Saturday so I had to try and keep it as normal as I can for him,” said Kylie, who did not want her surname printed. “My son started crying straight away when I told him we have to move, saying: ‘Mum, I want to go to the same school’ ... I kept saying as long as we’re together, we’ll be OK. But I can’t promise that we will. “I have no idea what I’ll do. I’ve bought a blow-up mattress because we will probably have to sleep in the car.” Kylie has been registered with a job placement agency for months, but has had no success. Financial strain became “unbearable” after she lost more than $130 a fortnight on January 1, when she was forced off parenting payments and on to Newstart. Fortnightly payments of about $850 haven’t left her with enough money to stay afloat. “My bills are sky-high,” she said. “It’s just a headache. You’re trying to tread water the whole time. “I’ve never been in this situation before. It wouldn’t matter if it was just me, but it’s my son, too.” \ NT

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A steep increase in the number of renters being evicted from their homes has reached crisis point, according to Wyndham social workers. Police are executing eviction warrants on 22 rental properties in the municipality every month, with families feeling the sting of spiralling unemployment and Centrelink cuts more than anywhere else in Victoria. Figures obtained from the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal reveal the number of eviction warrants executed in Wyndham has risen 40 per cent since 2011 to more than 263 in the year to July. Social services warn a new class of homelessness is emerging in the municipality, which has the some of the Melbourne’s lowest median rents but the state’s highest numbers of jobseekers and single parents surviving on welfare. Financial counsellors, community lawyers and emergency relief providers will form a working group with Wyndham police and the Sheriff ’s Office to increase early intervention and keep vulnerable tenants out of arrears. UnitingCare Werribee Support and Housing says the eviction crisis is particularly affecting families renting in newer estates in growth suburbs such as Tarneit, where an eviction warrant is executed every week. and rental arrears were not as high a priority Renters are being evicted once a fortnight in as food and utilities. Point Cook and Truganina. The cuts are compounded by the west’s Crisis counsellor Vaska Dervisovski said worst jobs slide in years. Almost many of Wyndham’s single-parent 1000 Wyndham residents joined the families had been plunged deeper unemployment queue in the past year, single into poverty after losing up to $110 pushing the unemployment rate to a week in Centrelink payments. 9 per cent – well above the national parents are Former prime minister surviving on average of 5.7 per cent. Centrelink Julia Gillard’s decision to shift figures show there was a 25 per cent welfare thousands of single parents from increase in the number of jobseekers parenting payments to lower-paying in Wyndham in the first half of the Newstart when their youngest child year. Ms Dervisovski said social services turns eight caused controversy in her seat of were facing unprecedented demand and were Lalor, which takes in Wyndham. keen to emphasise the importance of linking “This is contributing to people becoming vulnerable renters with financial counselling more marginalised,” Ms Dervisovski said. “before it’s too late”. She said families stripped of up to $110 a Wyndham Legal Service’s Shorna Moore week were often unable to meet their needs, said tenants often failed to seek help when

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y 11-year old son recently came home with a new piece of technology. His school had given every child from grade 4 up a computer tablet for no upfront cost to us parents. It also came with a contract that we had to sign, stating that while our child had this piece of hardware we were responsible for any damage. I signed the contract and, as recommended by the school, insured the tablet for $1200 in case it was lost or stolen, under my contents insurance with an excess of $500. Great, I thought. Until, three weeks later, my darling son smashed the screen. Looking at the tablet, you’d think he’d taken a sledgehammer to it. In reality, he dropped it about 30 centimetres trying to get it into his bag. Upon approaching the school’s IT department I was told it would cost $450 to replace the screen, and, of course, this had to be done by the computer company who had the contract with the school. A quick ring around told me that other repairers could do it for anywhere between $200 and $360. So not only did I not ask for this piece of delicate technology, my insurance was useless and I had to find $450 to cover the cost of something that doesn’t, and will never, actually belong to me. On top of all that, whoever chose this computer to give to children as young as 9 and 10 years old selected one that is almost impossible to find protective cases and screen covers for. Cutting edge technology is all very well for our children. But at what cost to us parents? \ EMMA SUTCLIFFE

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Close to $1 billion is needed to reduce congestion on Wyndham’s roads, according to the Auditor-General. In his report on outer Melbourne’s transport infrastructure, John Doyle found that growth areas needed between $4.1 billion and $5.1 billion to improve traffic flow. Wyndham requires the biggest share of the funding, with between $975 million and $1.3 billion needed for duplications and upgrades. The municipality also needs more public transport services, with residents waiting about 55 minutes between buses. ‘‘Inadequate public transport and growing gaps in the road network in these communities are creating barriers to mobility, including access to critical services, education and employment opportunities,’’ the report said. “In turn, these deficiencies are increasing car dependence, pollution and exacerbating traffic congestion at significant community cost.” The report stated more than $6 billion was required for rail projects in growth areas, while $197 million in recurrent funding was needed to address public transport gaps.

Wyndham mayor Heather Marcus said Mr Doyle’s findings were proof that the municipality needed a cap on residential growth. As reported by the Weekly, the council plans to limit new developments to 3000 houses a year to allow essential infrastructure to be built. “Over a quarter of Wyndham’s residents are commuting for more than

two hours a day, which is the highest of any municipality in the state according to recent figures from the Department of Health,” Cr Marcus said. Cr Marcus called on the government to immediately commit to funding an outer-suburban arterial road program in next year’s budget. \ LAURA LITTLE

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Road and public transport projects in growth areas would be awarded funding on their merit under a Labor government, according to opposition leader Daniel Andrews. Mr Andrews said if elected Labor would create an independent body, Infrastructure Victoria, to advise the government on the funding and timing of projects across

Victoria. Infrastructure Victoria would also help identify transport needs and consider alternative financing options. Mr Andrews said people expected governments to build roads, transport projects, schools and hospitals in a timely manner. He said infrastructure projects praised by Auditor-General John Doyle – including the construction of new train stations at Officer

and Williams Landing and the Craigieburn bypass – were Labor initiatives. Mr Andrews said Mr Doyle’s report was proof that the government had its transport priorities wrong. “When Denis Napthine spends $8 billion on [east-west link], it means that other transport projects like new train lines, roads and tram lines that are urgently needed now won’t be built for decades,” he said. \ LL

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‘no strategy’ to tackle transport backlog: report “more than a generation to materialise”. Mr Doyle’s findings are no surprise to growth-area councils, which in February warned the government that a liveability gap was “creating two Melbournes”. The report found that $10 billion was required to address the immediate infrastructure backlog, but that there was “no clear statewide strategy for addressing the long-standing backlog of transport infrastructure for established growth areas”. “There is little assurance this backlog will be addressed or that the emerging transport infrastructure needs of new growth areas will be delivered when required,” the report stated. “[There is also] little assurance that

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The state government is under attack for failing growth areas, with a new report revealing it has no strategy for addressing infrastructure gaps in Melbourne’s outer suburbs. Auditor-General John Doyle’s report into transport infrastructure and services in growth areas, which was released last Wednesday, found that public transport and roads in areas such as Wyndham, Hume and Whittlesea have been inadequately funded by successive state governments. The report said funding to address transport needs in growth areas often took

current statewide investments in transport infrastructure are effectively targeted or soundly based.” The report criticised Public Transport Victoria, VicRoads and the Growth Areas Authority (GAA) for failing to properly plan for the delivery of infrastructure and services in growth areas. Mr Doyle warned that the infrastructure lag would worsen as new housing developments were approved by the GAA, urging the government and its agencies to come up with innovative transport solutions and funding options. He called for transport projects to be funded on a needs basis.

GAA chief operating officer Paul Byrne said the organisation acknowledged the recommendations and had already begun working to address the key issues raised. Transport Minister Terry Mulder blamed the former Labor government for the shortage of transport infrastructure, and said the government was “addressing this massive backlog”. Asked how the government would ensure the infrastructure backlog was addressed, Mr Mulder would only say the government was on track to deliver a “comprehensive reform agenda which would bolster the way infrastructure and services were provided in Melbourne’s growth areas”. \ LAURA LITTLE

group’s plan to stop the spread urban-growth boundary last year. The government plans to build 3000 houses on a Paul Harder understands that houses will site that borders Hacketts Road. always be built before infrastructure. “Why would you add another 3000 houses The Point Cook Action Group president to an area that only has three exits?’’ Mr knows that governments won’t fund train Harder said. stations, bus routes or schools until there is ‘‘The three exit routes to Melbourne are demand for them. already congested. But he also knows that Point Cook’s rapid “We don’t need extra people putting population growth has taken people by pressure on our roads during peak surprise, leaving it without important times.” transport links. Mr Harder wants the government “i think In recent years, he has noticed to consider building an ecology we need increased congestion on Point park, retirement village and high Cook’s roads during the morning school on the site. a fair go” peak as the tens of thousands of He also wants money to be spent people who call the suburb home try on a diamond freeway interchange at to access the Princes Freeway from Duncans Road. three exits. “I think we need a fair go in line with what Mr Harder is worried Point Cook’s the eastern suburbs got. There is a lot of room infrastructure gap will worsen in the next for improvement in this area, but we need to few years if more housing developments have realistic expectations. Infrastructure is are approved. always going to follow growth.” \ LL He is trying to convince the state Traffic jam: Paul Harder (centre) with residents government not to build more houses Graham Satterley, Susan McIntyre and Kaitlin on green-wedge land on the edge of the (12) on Point Cook Road. (MICHAEL COPP) suburb. The land was brought inside the

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vcat called in to fix tip ‘error’ “Council screwed up. Let’s acknowledge that, but we are rectifying that now.” Wyndham council has admitted it “screwed Cr Shane Bourke said the council should up” by passing planning permit amendments have been up front about its plans and advised for a massive above-ground rubbish tip on adjoining landowners of the amendments. Wests Road. But he said the landfill provided the council An investigation into the planning history with a steady income and needed to be built of the council’s refuse disposal facility found up. It is expected that the disposal facility will that 2010 and 2012 permit amendments add $300 million to the council’s capital works to increase the height of the tip were not budget over the next 10 years. properly advertised, meaning the council The council’s admission is a win for was in breach of the planning and residents who have been protesting against environment acts. the possibility of the tip reaching more The probe also found that the than 100 metres above ground. amendments, to build the tip to Former councillor and Browns “council 65 metres and 120 metres above Road resident Julian Menegazzo screwed up” said residents feared an expansion ground, were unnecessary because the original permit did not specify of the tip would “perpetuate a height. the stigma” previously attached Only the Environment Protection to Werribee, when Melburnians Authority can regulate the height of copped wafts from the sewage farm while landfills. The EPA has granted approval travelling on the Princes Freeway. for cells 4A and 4B at the site to be built to At Monday’s council meeting, councillors 24 metres above ground. also resolved to submit an EPA works The council has applied to the Victorian approval to extend cell 4C to 24 metres Civil and Administrative Tribunal to change above ground “to meet ongoing operational or cancel the 2010 and 2012 amendments. requirements”. Cr Glenn Goodfellow said the VCAT Cr Marie Brittan and Cr Bourke said they application would rectify the council’s “error would not support anything higher than the of judgment”. current height. \ LL

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A community reference group will be created to help guide future Wyndham council decisions on the Wests Road tip. Councillors conceded that in the past the community had not been properly consulted about the facility. In a report to council, sustainable development director Dean Rochfort said the group would advise council on future decisions and help improve the community’s understanding of how the landfill operated. The committee will include five residents, an independent chair and four council representatives, including the mayor. The Environment Protection Authority, Metropolitan Waste Management Group and Sustainability Victoria will also be represented. Western Region Environment Centre director Harry Van Moorst, who submitted a petition urging the creation of a consultation group to workshop ways to keep the landfill below ground, wanted the committee to include an equal number of council and community nominees. \ LL

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technology) and outdoor Alfresco entertainment areas, now is the time to visit The Italian Sports Club at 601 Heaths Road in Werribee. “Our renovations are complete so we invite our existing members and newcomers to drop in and check out the changes,” General Manager Robert Marino says. “We’re a popular venue with more than 3500 members treating the club as their second home.” The family-friendly club seats up to 200 people in the restaurant, while three separate function rooms – one for up to 300 people, one for 50 and the other for 30 – can accommodate everything from birthdays and weddings to corporate events. And there’s a playground to keep the kids entertained while parents relax in any of these areas and order from the Italian Sports Clubs delicious a la carte menu or the wide variety of set menus. Assistant Manager Vincent Sanza points out “Our food is cooked from scratch so meals are delivered fresh to diners’ plates. We pride ourselves on offering a better dining experience in a more relaxed atmosphere.” The Club aims to exceed their customers’ expectations and one way they do this is by providing staff training every two months in areas such as coffee-making and wine tasting to deliver sound advice and service to their visitors. The Italian Sports Club began as the Italian Social Club in the late 1960s. Today’s site opened on the 10th August 1974 with members providing donations and holding fundraisers. Through their bocce competitions membership flourished… and now the venue has grown into an impressive flagship Wyndham location with something for visitors of all ages. The Italian Sports Club, 601 Heaths Road, Werribee, opens noon-2pm and 6-9pm daily. Inquiries: 9741 1225 or iscw.com.au The Italian Sports Club showcases its new look. 6 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ AUGUST 28, 2013

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traffic lights for duncans road The intersection of Duncans Road and the Princes Freeway will be upgraded to make it safer for motorists to turn right. The state government will spend $870,000 on traffic lights and the extension of a right-turn lane on Duncans Road. There were six crashes at the intersection in the five years to December 31, 2012. \ motorcyclist dies A 15-year-old Werribee boy died after his dirt bike and a car collided last Wednesday evening. The incident occurred at the corner of Market and Meek streets about 4.50pm. Police are investigating. Spokeswoman Belinda Batty said investigators were questioning the driver of the sedan. \ werribee church robbed Religious items, vestments, furniture and a tabernacle have been stolen from Werribee’s St Andrews church. Police say the Mortimer Street church was broken into some time in the past week. Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 \ new van for hoppers brigade Hoppers Crossing fire brigade has added a new vehicle to its fleet. Lieutenant Paul

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system gets tough on violent criminals Jayson Hawkins, 37, used a meat cleaver to slash the throat of Ms Burton after he had Tougher parole laws will be introduced in been released from a hospital’s psychiatric response to a series of murders at the hands ward. He was arrested and charged with of violent criminals on parole, including the murder but committed suicide while in brutal slaying of a Hoppers Crossing woman custody and never stood trial. with a meat cleaver. At Ms Burton’s inquest, the families of The state government last week released three other women killed by violent parolees a review by retired High Court judge Ian made submissions about the parole system’s Callinan that stated the Adult Parole Board “failures” that have come to light. should have to show that there was They said they wanted to keep the heat “negligible” risk of serious offenders on the parole system’s “failures” that “they committing other crimes before had come to light since last year’s granting parole. murder of Brunswick’s Jill Meagher. [offenders] Premier Denis Napthine said the Sandra Betts, mother of Epping are not system would change to enshrine woman Raechel Betts, who was being assessed “community safety” as the board’s strangled and dismembered by John properly” primary focus. He enacted seven of Coombes in 2009 while he was on the 23 recommendations, including parole for his second murder, said the dramatically higher tests for parole for system was failing too many families. criminals convicted of serious offences. “It works extremely well with ordinary Victims of crime and their families will also offenders, but when it comes to serious and be given greater notice of an offender’s release, dangerous offenders . . . they’re not being and the board’s decisions will be made public assessed properly,” she said. “We do need a in the cases of serious offenders. separate system for serious offenders.” The failure of the parole system was again Opposition leader Daniel Andrews illustrated last month when a coronial inquest welcomed the reforms, but warned they heard Hoppers Crossing’s Margaret Burton would require a multimillion-dollar had been killed by her ex-boyfriend while he investment. \ NICK TOSCANO was on parole in 2009. PAROLE LAWS

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More women will be able to give birth at Werribee Mercy Hospital, with its maternity intake to be increased by 20 per cent. The hospital has received extra state government funding, allowing it to hire more obstetricians, midwives, anesthetists and nurses. The funding boost means an extra 450 women can give birth at the hospital this financial year. Mercy Public Hospitals executive director Linda Mellors said it was expected 2680 babies would be born at this hospital this year. “We are already receiving bookings to fulfil the higher number of birth this year,” she said. “Our most pressing priority is to increase maternity services access so that more women from Wyndham can choose to give birth locally.” Plans to increase Werribee Mercy’s maternity services were flagged earlier this year after it was revealed the hospital was turning local women away. \ LL

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infrastructure becomes key election platform in the western end was urgently needed. Mr Rogers had added his voice to the chorus Removing level crossings, prioritising an calling for the western end to be funded first. alternative to the West Gate Bridge and Family First candidate Daryl Pollard funding a diamond interchange at Duncans said the East-West Link would provide a Road have been named as possible solutions much-needed alternative route into the CBD. to Wyndham’s chronic road congestion He said a full-diamond interchange at by candidates vying for the federal Duncans Road would immediately “level seat of Lalor. alleviate traffic either end of crossings Although a state government Werribee. responsibility, fixing major ALP candidate Joanne Ryan cause major infrastructure gaps “requires said transport, roads, schools and traffic federal advocacy”, independent services were high on her list of delays” candidate Nathan Mullins said. infrastructure priorities. Mr Mullins and Australian “In a growing community like ours, Christians party candidate Geoff Rogers said there is always more to do,” she said. separating road and rail traffic at Wyndham’s Liberal candidate Nihal Samara, level crossings would be the best way to ease Democratic Labour Party’s Michael peak-hour traffic snarls. Freeman, Palmer United’s Joe Zappia, Stable “Level crossings cause major traffic delays Population Party’s Jonathan Page and the and should be eliminated,” Mr Rogers said. Sex Party’s Angel Harwood did not respond A second Maribyrnong River crossing was by deadline. \ NICK TOSCANO also high on candidates’ lists of priorities. and LAURA LITTLE In May, the state government allocated $6 billion to $8 billion to fund the eastern HAVE YOUR SAY section of the East-West Link, despite expert westnews@yourweekly.com.au advice that a second river crossing included FEDERAL ELECTION

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Gillard back at old stomping ground Former prime minister and outgoing Lalor MP Julia Gillard toured the electorate she served for 15 years last Wednesday before being farewelled by community leaders at a Wyndham Civic Centre reception. Flanked by ALP candidate Joanne Ryan, Ms Gillard inspected the progress of a new GP super clinic in Wyndham Vale, due to be completed by December. “This clinic will unite general practitioners, visiting medical specialists and other healthcare professionals to deliver the services that are a priority for

this community,” Ms Gillard said. Next stop was the new Mambourin café in Hoppers Crossing, where Mambourin Enterprises runs a community service for adults with intellectual disabilities. Staff served the first cups of tea and coffee to the former PM. Mambourin chief executive Rohan Braddy said the new café had been eagerly awaited by the group’s clients with disabilities, including those who were building on their barista and hospitality skills. \ NT

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Vat man: Dairy Innovation Australia’s senior process engineer Mark Schleyer checks milk. (CHRIS HOPKINS)

dairy, dairy, quite contrary To most people, the dairy industry means cow-filled paddocks. Suburban Werribee doesn’t make their list. It should, writes LAURA LITTLE and ice-cream. Her work involves analysing the texture, The senior process engineer works in Dairy flow and particle size of food, and its smell and taste. Innovation Australia’s pilot plant – a small-scale “We look at how ingredients perform. By doing production facility used to make long-life custards, background tests we can better understand how to desserts and, of course, milk. tweak ingredients,” Walker says. Schleyer’s work involves creating products and “Sensory science helps manufacturers to flavours and testing new ingredients. determine formulation changes and lets them Some of the tweaked products are passed to the know if a consumer can spot the difference sensory lab for testing. between ingredients.” The plant can produce about 100 litres of The Hoppers Crossing resident has worked at custard or milk per hour, which Schleyer says is the lab Dairy Innovation Australia since it opened. a small amount compared with the large-scale creates new Most of her work is pre-competitive plant at the nation’s dairy factories. strains of research but there are times when she is asked The plant also has the ability to remove to test a product for a specific company. water from dairy foods, and separate milk to bacteria To prevent bias, the product is presented to take out the lactose and leave the protein. Walker blindly. “We can also change composition of powders She hopes that in time the centre will be able to for use in soup or infant milk powder, helping us to conduct food trials in its sensory lab using members of create new products,” Schleyer says. the public. The plant is also where the centre conducts research “We are hoping to recruit panellists to help with into sustainable production methods. trials to find out what flavours they prefer, if they can Schleyer says the centre funds research each year, with pick the difference between two different samples, that recent projects including studies into ways of reducing sort of thing.” energy use during milk-powder production. \ llittle@mmpgroup.com.au Growth in the number of Australian long-life dairy products being exported overseas is keeping Bacchus » dairyinnovation.com.au Marsh’s Mark Schleyer busy. AUGUST 28, 2013 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 17


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outdoor art plan scrapped Wyndham council has abandoned plans to commission art to be displayed outside the civic centre. The council set aside $168,000 as part of the centre’s 2012 redevelopment. A further $35,000 was spent on art for inside the centre. But at Monday’s council meeting, councillors voted not to buy pieces for outside the centre, acknowledging that spending money on large works in non-community locations was a low priority for many ratepayers. \

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It’s not a new fire levy, it’s a fairer fire levy. On 1 July 2013, as recommended by the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, the Victorian Government is replacing the old fire services levy with a fairer system. Rather than being added to insurance premiums, the levy will now be collected with council rates. This means all property owners contribute a fair share to the Country Fire Authority or the Metropolitan Fire Brigade. The levy is a fixed charge of $100 for residential properties and $200 for non-residential properties, plus a variable charge based on the property’s capital improved value. All funds will go towards supporting Victoria’s fire services. GST and stamp duty charged on the old levy have been removed and, for the first time, eligible pensioners and veterans will receive a $50 concession. These reforms will save households and business around $100 million a year. F•S•A/DPC0018

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garden has kids going up the wall Werribee Primary School pupils such as grade 3’s Alice (pictured) are fine-tuning their gardening skills after the school became one of the first in Victoria to install a vertical garden. The garden will help teach pupils how to grow plants and vegetables and encourage them to spend more time outdoors. Pupils spent last Thursday planting seeds in the garden, the bounty from which they will eventually be able to harvest and eat. \ LL

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My name is Michael Freeman. I’m a local resident who, like you, I experience the struggles of every day bills and ever rising utility costs.The residents of Lalor deserve to be represented by someone who will listen to your concerns, then act on behalf of our community. With your vote I can be your voice in the Federal Parliament. Contact: Michael Freeman at lalor@dlp.org.au

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I care about the cost of energy The DLP is opposed to the Carbon Tax and the Emission Trading Scheme.

I care about manufacturing The DLP believes It’s time to rebuild Australia’s Manufacturing Industry. A country is what a country makes.

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ALTONA MEADOWS Primary School 78 Alma Ave Uniting Church 61 Central Ave HOPPERS CROSSING Baden Powell College (Derrimut Heath Campus) 35 Sycamore St Location: Gymnasium Bellbridge Primary School 120 Bellbridge Dr Cambridge Primary School 29 Carruthers Dr Location: Gymnasium Hoppers Crossing Secondary College 2 Fraser Street Access via pedestrian gate The Grange P-12 College (Deloraine Campus) 30 Deloraine Drive Location: Theatre Woodville Primary School 33 Warringa Cres Location: Gymnasium Access via Madison Dr LAVERTON Laverton College P-12 91 Bladin St Location: Performing Arts Centre Laverton Community Hub 95-105 Railway Ave LITTLE RIVER Primary School 21 Flinders St Location: Learning area 4 & 5 Access via Flinders St gate only

The DLP supports policies which promote a strong economy, to address the issues of under employment and unemployment.

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WERRIBEE \ 9 ST ANDREWS DRIVE Spotlessly presented on a 1000-square metre (approx) block, this is one of those rare properties that impresses on practically every level. From its wide drive-through side yard to its pool, north-facing pergola and light-filled family-meals area, the house has depth, charm, and low-maintenance living. A study and main bedroom have large recessed windows and are set either side of the tiled entrance hallway. The study is introduced by leadlight bifold

doors and contains a plethora of floor-to-ceiling shelving, cabinets and storage compartments, making it ideal for use as an office. The main bedroom, at the front, has a walk-in wardrobe and a neat en suite. Three additional bedrooms are at the back. One bedroom has a built-in wardrobe, and two have fitted built-in wardrobes, bright, child-friendly feature walls and large windows with backyard views. All bedrooms are on the south side of the house, which stays cooler during the summer.

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Living areas include a carpeted open lounge room and dining area, both with blockout blinds and elegant drapery, while a tiled family-meals area beyond captures maximum amounts of light through a wide window arrangement. Its walls are defined by a dark mocha-and-latte colour scheme. The large timber kitchen has an LG dishwasher, a white Simpson gas cooker with four elements and plenty of bench and preparation space. Sliding doors nearby lead to the big pergola with northern aspect and ceiling fan. Other Price \ $489,000

highlights include the heated pool bordered by a lemon tree and a steel shed, plus the gravelled side yard leading to a parking bay wide enough to fit boats and caravans side by side. Other notable features include ducted heating and cooling, four 2500-litre water tanks and meticulous front and back landscaping. The property is also handy to Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre and a stroll to Thomas Chirnside Primary School. \ MARK BUNKER

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TARNEIT \ 17 CADELL AVENUE

Sweeney Estate Agents Tarneit \ 9749 0010

WERRIBEE\ 17/66 DUNCANS ROAD

Price \ $350,000 – $365,000

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PRD Nationwide Werribee \ 9742 7557

Price \ $245,000-$255,000

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First-home buyers can start in style with this modern house in Tarneit. It has three bedrooms, including the main with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. There’s plenty of room to spread out in the lounge room – which has polished floorboards – as well as in the open-plan family-meals area. The kitchen has upgraded stainless-steel appliances and a breakfast bar, while a bathroom and laundry with outdoor access completes the layout. Out back is a large undercover entertainment area and low-maintenance gardens. An alarm, central heating, split-system cooling, and a double garage with back access are included. The 432-metre square property is close to schools, main arterial roads and the forthcoming Tarneit Gardens shopping centre. \

Occupied by a long-term tenant with plans to re-let from a potential new investor owner, this lovingly cared for south-side unit is close to all the action in Werribee and offers considerable investment potential. Features include two bedrooms, a large lounge room, a neat kitchen with white cooking appliances and an adjoining meals area. The location is sure to please future tenants. The property is 700 metres from the train station, has easy highway accessibility and is handy to Shadowfax Winery, Werribee Mansion, Werribee Open Range Zoo and the forthcoming marina at Werribee South. Secure parking in the single-car garage is another notable feature. \

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Altona 177 Maidstone Street

• Generously proportioned throughout • Large light filled kitchen, meals & living area. • Main bedroom & living rooms open to a courtyards. • Central bathroom with bath. Separate toilet. • Enter garage from road & internal access.

• Situated on a good sized block of 717m2 approx. • Three bedrooms incl spacious master bedroom • Generous sized separate lounge, dining room. • Original kitchen. Timber floorboards. • Bungalow in large rear yard.

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Fantastic sized unit with entry to garage from road.

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$390,000-$415,000 Sat 2-2:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Julie Burt 0410 553 517

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$450,000-$480,000 Sat 11-11:30am 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Barry Seignior 0425 850 607

Laverton 56 Woods Street

• Close to Freeway & Altona Gate Shopping Centre. • Good sized bedrooms with BIRS, heating & cooling. • Light filled, spacious kitchen, meals & living area. • Upstairs balcony from living area. Powder room. • Access to single garage & parking from street.

• Returning $20,000/yr + GST. Lease: 2x3x3x3 yrs. • Refurbished. 110m2 approx. Land 170m2 approx. • Storeroom, office & courtyard. Rear access. • Close to a busy Zone 1 train station. • A great superannuation investment.

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Brooklyn 1/2A Lynch Road

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Altona 1/169 Blyth Street

Saturday 14th September $285,000-$315,000 Sat 11-11:30am 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025

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$280,000-$305,000 By Appointment 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Julie Burt 0410 553 517

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Sweeney Estate Agents Werribee \ 9974 0922

HOPPERS CROSSING \ 131 BELLBRIDGE DRIVE

Price\ $360,000 – $380,000

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Sweeney Estate Agents Tarneit \ 9749 0010

Price \ $319,000 – $344,000

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Beyond this property’s conservative façade is a property that can be appreciated for years to come. In a quiet court, the house has three bedrooms – the main with walk-in wardrobe, en suite and feature wall. Slate floor tiling is a feature of the entry. Spacious living areas including a separate dining area, lounge room, living room with feature wall and a rumpus room all have polished timber floors. The updated kitchen has granite benchtops, a 900mm cooker, glass splashback and a pop-up herb garden in the window. Outside there’s an in-ground solar-heated pool, covered entertainment area, double carport with remote control, and raised garden beds. The 653-square metre block is within walking distance of The Grange School, and handy to Hogans Corner and kindergartens. \

This established brick gem in an area geared to family-oriented lifestyles has been lovingly maintained. Two of three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and share a bright bathroom with timber vanity. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and en suite. Three living areas all have timber floorboards and venetian blinds with pelmets. There’s a separate lounge, dining area with skylight and a living room with air-conditioner and feature walls. A timber kitchen with breakfast bar has ample overhead cupboards and views to the large decked pergola. Other features include a drive-through shed/ garage, and a grassy, pet- and child-friendly backyard (easy on the upkeep) including a garden shed. The property is also close to transport, shops, and schools. \

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Designer Living for a Stylish Lifestyle • Elegant interior design compliments the imagination and grandeur of the architect • 4 beds, spiral staircase leads you to a mezzanine floor with a rooftop dining option • Situated on a 1140sqm block of land • In-ground solar & gas heated pool, spa, sun deck, outdoor kitchen, authentic wood fired oven • Sleek lines yielding to the soft curves of walls, indoor water features complimenting gas fire places

For sale Price $790,000 - $830,000 Open By appointment

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The ‘can do’ agents..... Werribee 9974 0922

This superb allotment is in a prime location and tucked away within the established Lincoln Heath Estate located close to Point Cook Road & Sneydes Roads. Comprising: Easterly facing home site – 560m2. Frontage & rear boundaries of 17.5 metres with side boundaries of 32 metres (approx) – Fenced on 3 boundaries. Close to: Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre, Carranballic P-9 College, Lumen Christi Catholic Primary School and Point Cook & Palmers Rd Freeway ramp access – 20 km from Melbourne CBD (approx)

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18 Niewand Avenue

Larger Back Yard Too! This unique opportunity comprises 3 bedrooms with BIR’s and walk through robe in master bedroom plus ensuite. Ideally situated and close to Western Ring and Ballarat Freeways. Also located close shopping and schools. Could also suite a delivery truck/van operator wanting to park off street with room for light maintenance. Develop the residential opportunities with this property [subject to approval]. Comprising: Close to: • Schools • Built- in Wardrobes • Easy access to Freeways • 3 Bedrooms • Shopping • Ensuite • Transport • Bathroom • Caroline Springs Business Centre • Rental income For further information contact: • Security shutters Contact: Domenic Cichello • Split system air conditioner 0412 378 527 Mobile or (03) 8353 9177 Bh • Gas ducted central heating, Email: info@brimbankrealestate.com.au Hws & Hotplates

FOR SALE - OFFERS COnSidEREd Craigieburn 700 Donnybrook Road Approx. 7.7 Acres with 4 Br bv home + machinery shed. Brookfield 8 Red Fox Bvd 4 Br Bv home+ study spacious living - OFFERS CONSIDERED FOR REnT - AvAiLAbLE nOw! Glenroy 5/4A South Street $275.00 pw 3 Br unit with timber flooring, all gas and OSP.

DON’T MISS OUT! CALL US TODAY 8353 9177 DOMENIC CICHELLO B.BUS [PROPERTY] LICENSED ESTATE AGENT CEA, REIV, API MEMBER C5 LEVEL 1/2 MAIN STREET, POINT COOK TOWN CENTRE, POINT COOK PH: 8353 9177 | www.brimbankrealestate.com.au | info@brimbankrealestate.com.au

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Luxury Designer Finishes In A Family Sized Modern Splendour This luxurious young family home offers solid Tas Oak timber flooring, high ceilings, upmarket switch-work & lighting also feature. The centrepiece stone finished kitchen has been detailed with tempered glass splashbacks, WI pantry, upgraded 900mm SS appliances & offers central views to the adjoining meals & family room. A separate rumpus/home theatre complete with surround sound, while the master quarters offer ensuite, WIRs & is also finished with solid flooring. Also entailing ducted heating & cooling, alarm & ducted vac, a massive oversized double garage with auto & direct access. Outdoors a Merbau decked alfresco complete with a relaxing stack-stone finished water feature with a heap of yard space, while a brilliant side access for the boat of caravan also features here.

Tarneit 53 Hamish Drive

Private Sale $460,000 - $479,000 Inspect

By appointment Photo ID required

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John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414

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Plenty Of Space For The Growing Family And Only 12 Months Old! Here is a prime example of how building just does not make sense at the moment. Why would you build, when all the headaches are taken care of with this chic modern residence, packed with quality upmarket finishes! Comprising 4 BRs plus study, a huge master with WIRs & ensuite complete with double shower & double basin vanity, central kitchen with Caesar stone bench tops, upgraded SS 900mm freestanding oven, matching canopy & even a WI pantry. This is all in perfect view of the everyday living areas with the meals & living rooms adjacent while the alfresco continues outdoors, an enclosable home theatre room also features. Boasting high ceilings, ducted heating & cooling, a grand pivot door feature entrance & double remote & internal accessible garage.

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Private Sale $400,000 Inspect

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Prominent Arcadia Estate, Beautiful Family Splendour! Fit for the growing family & positioned in the popular Arcadia Estate with lovely parklands nearby, schools, public transport & Wyndham Village SC a few minutes down the road. Presenting formal lounge, closable kid’s rumpus room, massive informal family & meals area, sound-proofed theatre room, 4 spacious fitted BRs, master with a huge ensuite & WIR, central bathroom & a good sized open study room. Luxuries inc Santos mahogany timber flooring, high gloss vinyl wrap kitchen with granite bench tops, 900mm SS appliances, dishwasher, ducted heating, evap cooling, 1.5Kw solar system for electricity savings, a double remote garage with internal access, a lovely Stratco entertainment area, good sized garden shed & a low maintenance garden to complete this fantastic establishment.

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191 Watton Street, Werribee

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$310,000 -$349,000 Sat 12.15-12.45pm Photo ID required Martin Nardo 0450 913 513 James Antonio 0401 889 248

8 Goldenfleece Place, Hoppers Crossing

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Nestled in one of the most peaceful pockets that Point Cook has to offer, this sensational 4 bedroom home is blissful family living at its finest.

Brilliantly zoned and with wonderful space and style, this four bedroom home is the family retreat you’ve been longing for.

Immaculately presented and with dashes of contemporary class, this four bedroom home is a family retreat you can be proud of.

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• Sleek kitchen with Caesarstone benches, SS appls, and breakfast bar • Expansive central living zone with carpeted lounge and well-sized meals area • Elegant master retreat boasts a pristine ensuite and large walk-in robe • 3 well-sized bedrooms surround the vogue central bathroom with a separate toilet • Double remote garage, separate laundry, heating/conditioning & secure alarm

Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances Central living zone boasts a relaxed lounge and dining area Generous master bed with WIR, ensuite, and views of the wetlands Other beds with BIRs surround relaxed retreat & central bathroom Double remote garage, ducted heating, laundry & secure alarm

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15 Mana Way, Point Cook

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Modern kitchen with stone benchtops and stainless steel appliances Central living zone boasts two meals areas and a semi-private living room Upstairs retreat surrounded by bedrooms, including master with WIR & ensuite Elegant central bathroom with separate toilet, downstairs powder room Double garage, 2nd garage/workshop, laundry, heating/cooling & ample storage

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40 Regal Road, Point Cook

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LOW MAINTENANCE FAMILY LIVING IN FEATHERBROOK ESTATE

DESIGNER EXCELLENCE FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

NO FUSS FAMILY RETREAT WITH MODERN EDGE

Modern comfort and a no frills attitude are the hallmarks of this four bedroom Featherbrook Estate home.

Your sensational family dream is here for the taking with this excellent four bedroom designer home.

A perfect package of low-maintenance appeal and modern style, this 4 bedroom home is the model of serene family living.

• Light-filled and spacious main living zone featuring a private study • Airy kitchen impresses with SS appliances and a large island bench • Generous front master bedroom graced with huge WIR & ensuite • 3 other bedrooms with BIRs, central bathroom with a separate toilet • Laundry with external access, ducted heating, reverse cycle cooling

• Main living hub with lounge & meals area, and a designated rumpus room • Timber themed kitchen with L-shaped island bench and SS appliances • Master retreat with large WIR and spa ensuite, other bedrooms feature BIRs • Stylish central bathroom with separate toilet • Double remote garage, ducted heating, evap cooling & secure alarm

• Wonderfully spaced and adorned with quality fittings & stone surfaces • Central living zone, sleek kitchen enjoying SS apps & a breakfast counter • Generous master suite has a WIR and lush ensuite with dual vanity • Other beds neighbor the central bathroom which has a separate toilet • Double garage, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and secure alarm

PRIVATE SALE

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SURE TO BE A FAMILY FAVOURITE

STYLISH FAMILY FUN WITH OUTDOOR POTENTIAL

Space, space and more space is what you will find behind the front door of this striking and modern three-bedroom double storey home.

With a highly desired Featherbrook Estate address and stylish modern appeal, this 4 bedroom family haven is a tantalising opportunity.

Located in the highly sought-after Sanctuary Lakes community, this easy care four bedroom home is a superb family prospect.

• Downstairs incorporating a family area with living and meals area • Kitchen featuring dishwasher and adjoining meals area • Master bedroom with WIR, ensuite and private balcony • Two other bedrooms with BIRs and a shared balcony plus a central bathroom • Double lock up garage on remote control, alarm system & heating

• Casual meals area and modern kitchen with SS appliances and island bench • Carpeted living/entertaining area enjoys spilt system cooling • Master retreat boasts WIR and superb private ensuite, 3 other bedrooms with BIRs • Vogue central bathroom with separate shower & bath with separate laundry • Double remote garage, ducted heating, secure alarm & ample storage

• Central living zone with ample space for designated meals and lounge areas • Modern kitchen with SS appliances, breakfast counter and WI pantry • Enormous master bed with stylish ensuite and roomy walk-in robe • Three other well-sized bedrooms featuring built-in robes • Separate laundry, double remote garage, secure alarm & ample storage

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Point Cook 28 Cooinda Way Luxurious Inner City Designer Style • Four bedrooms plus study. • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and stone bench tops. • Meals and family area, rumpus, purpose-designed theatre room and outdoor alfresco. • 35 squares set on 594m2 block (approx). Price $600,000 + View ljhooker.com.au/JHGH Contact Paul Caine 0421 551 051 LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080 Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Point Cook 14 Lincoln Heath Boulevard

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Architectural 48 sq. brilliance

Price $659,000

• Main bedroom complete with twin walk in robes, en suite and balcony. • Kitchen with 900mm stainless steel appliances, walk in pantry and stone bench tops. • Formal lounge and dining, meals and family area with fireplace and upstairs rumpus.

View Saturday 31st August 2013 2:00 to 2:30pm ljhooker.com.au/1UHGH Contact Paul Caine 0421 551 051

Price $750,000 View ljhooker.com.au/33HGH Contact Silvana Masalkovski 0448 846 629

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Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Point Cook 21 Landing Place • Main bedroom with walk in robe and en suite. • Kitchen comprising of stainless steel appliances and stone bench tops. • Sitting room, open-plan dining and family area and rumpus room. • 31 sqs set on 572m2

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Ex-display celebration of style and elegance • Grand main bedroom co • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, integrated dishwasher, vinyl wrap cabinetry, glass splash back and stone bench tops. • Formal lounge with double sided fireplace, separate dining room, open plan meals and family area, rumpus room and home office. • Outdoor alfresco room with paving, timber decking and log fireplace. • 35 squares of living including garage

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Price $535,000 to $565,000 View Saturday 31st August 2013 1:45 to 2:15pm ljhooker.com.au/1NHGH Contact Paul Caine

LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080 Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Point Cook 33 Landing Place • Main bedroom with walk in robe and en suite. • Kitchen with 900mm stainless steel appliances, dishwasher and stone bench tops. • Formal lounge, dining/ family area and timber decked alfresco.

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Price $480,000 to $520,000 View

ljhooker.com.au/1QHGH Contact Paul Caine

0403 438 601 LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080 Shop 211, 4 Main Street

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Point Cook 31 Dunkirk Drive

Point Cook 7 Sinavara Avenue

Classic family home

Designer living with lavish gardens

• Four bedrooms plus separate study. • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. • Formal lounge and dining room, meals and family area and separate rumpus. • Large paved pergola outdoors with wood-fire pizza oven. • 31 squares set on 700m2 block (approx).

• Main bedroom features walk in robes and en suite • Designer kitchen with 900mm stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone bench tops. • Grand sitting room, open plan dining and family area plus separate study. • Triple timber entertainer sliding doors leading to the alfresco entertaining room.

Price $495,000 to $545,000 View Saturday 31st August 2013 1:15 to 1:45pm ljhooker.com.au/4GHGH Contact Matthew Grima 0403 438 601 LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080

Price $490,000 to $515,000 View Saturday 31st August 2013 12:15 to 12:45pm ljhooker.com.au/3KHGH Contact Paul Caine 0421 551 051 LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080

Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Point Cook 7 Hibiscus Crescent • Three bedrooms plus study/fourth bedroom. • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances. • Formal lounge, meals/ family area and rumpus. • Enclosed timber decked pergola. • Set on 796m2 block

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Price $595,000 to $615,000 View Saturday 31st August 2013 2:30 to 3:00pm ljhooker.com.au/3QHGH Contact Paul Caine

LJ Hooker Point Cook 9975 7080 Shop 211, 4 Main Street

Point Cook 34 Fongeo Drive • Grand main bedroom complete with walk in robes and en suite. • Kitchen with 900mm stainless steel appliance and stone bench tops. • Formal lounge, open plan dining/family room and upstairs rumpus.

4 A 2.5 B 2 C Price: $490,000 to $515,000 View Saturday 31st August 2013 2:30 to 3:00pm ljhooker.com.au/53HGH Contact Paul Caine

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4A 3B 2C

Mortgagee Auction SAnctuAry LAkeS 25 tarcoola crescent this exceptionally large brand new home features spacious formal lounge, huge open plan kitchen overlooking the meals area & second living zone, four good size bedrooms upstairs, the master with WIr, en-suite & a private balcony with city views & a large rumpus room. Outdoors is an alfresco area that looks out onto the large backyard & so much more!

AuctIOn Date

Saturday 14th September 1.00pm

View

Saturday 31st August 2.30pm

PrDnationwide Werribee 2/85 Synnot Street 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee Greg O’Meara 0419 580 535

3A 2B 2C

Mortgagee Auction

AUCTIOn date

Saturday 14th September 11.30am

A superb chance has arisen to purchase this brand new home. The home just needs a few finishing

View

Saturday 31st August

touches to be complete & offers 3 bedrooms, the master with en-suite & WIR, living room towards the front of the home followed by the kitchen with

PRdnationwide Werribee

WyndhAM VAle 1230 Ison Road

adjoining meals & family area, double remote garage with internal access, alarm & ducted heating.

1.00pm

2/85 Synnot Street, 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee Greg O’Meara 0419 580 535

3A 2B 2C

Terrific in Tarneit

Selling

TarneiT 14 Chlorinda road

View

This home features a sun filled living area at the rear of the home which is the real focal point. The opportunity to keep an eye on the kids inside & out from the kitchen sets up the foundation of happy family life while still having the diversity of a second living area. With public transport, schools & shopping centres nearby, it makes common sense to buy established 14 Reviewproperty.com.au \ AUGUST 28, 2013

Price $360,000 - $390,000 Saturday 31st August 11.30am

PrDnationwide Werribee 2/85 Synnot Street 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee ash Taylor 0407 808 233 asht@prdwerribee.com.au

2A 1B 2C

Immaculate on the south side

Selling

WerrIbee 2/2 Kiely Avenue

View

A wonderful opportunity to secure this smart option for investment. The great long serving tenant is currently on a month to month arrangement, but we don’t want to lose him. Walking distance to the train station, public transport and the best that Werribee has to offer. Twenty four hours notice for viewings or alternatively, come to the open for inspection.

Price $248,000 - $258,000 Saturday 31st August 1.15pm

PrDnationwide Werribee 2/85 Synnot Street, 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee Ash Taylor 0407 808 233 asht@prdwerribee.com.au


4 Anna Court, Werribee

6/35-37 Fitzpatrick Drive, Altona Meadows

A TERRACE DREAM 3A 2B 1C

Private Sale

CALLING ALL INVESTORS 3A 1B 1C

Private Sale

This elegant townhouse offers exactly the lifestyle you have dreamed of. The original modern spaces include two downstairs living areas, one featuring a spacious kitchen, dining zone and sliding doors to the paved entertaining area. Upstairs, three bedrooms, the master accompanied by ensuite and private balcony, family bathroom featuring corner spa and single garage.

View

Just started a new family and looking for the perfect place to raise them and make lots of memories, then this is just perfect! It comes with 3 bedrooms all with BIR’s, central bathroom, two toilets, kitchen with S/S appliances, dishwasher, open plan kitchen, meals and family area, single garage, low maintenance courtyard, ducted heating and evaporative cooling.

View

Sat 12:00-12:30pm

Agent Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Patrick Conheady 0439 045 005 Price

Offers Invited

6 Coop Street, Werribee DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY Re-zoned to Activity Centre Zone, permitting multistorey mixed use development in the Heart of Werribee. Half an acre (approx.) Zoned in sub-precinct 5A with a preferred building height of 16.5m to 22.5m this is an opportunity not to be missed, with the owner considering reasonable offers now is the time to act.

Sat 11:00-11:30am

Agent Stephen Latella 0459 558 859 Manpreet Dandiwal 0433 413 927 Price

$360,000+

32 Karinya 18 Julier Crescent, Close, Werribee Hoppers Crossing Private Sale

PRESENTATION DELIGHT ENTERTAINERS PERFECT 3A 2B 4 3C

Private Sale

View

This property Presenting traditional has beenAustralian improved inside designand without, the right blend of modern renovated and modernised styling andand comfort you have levels? the You will enjoy cosy perfect property evenings for young in the family families lounge or those in front wishing of to thedownsize Coonarato loga fire comfortable built into home the fabulous with little floor to ceiling tumbleAdd maintenance. bricknew fireplace. carpets,Plus evaporate enjoy the cooling, charmnew of exposed ceiling fans timber/cathedral and you have the ceilings, mostdado perfect panelling propertytoin kitchen this priceareas range. and a functioning bar.

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Tarneit 27 Watagan Street UNDER CONTRACT Pinnacle of Family Living in The Reserve This north facing home offer a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor living.

4A Sale

2B

2C

UNDER CONTRACT

Sam Arora 0433 236 000 sam.arora@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com/ | 9974 0033

Ray White Werribee

Tarneit 7 Lindrum Outlook UNDER CONTRACT Be impressed by this beautiful family home within a walking distance to river, close to schools, public transport and parks.

5A Sale

2B

2C

2B

This fantastic family home is set in an ideal location being a short walk to Werribee Plaza and all other amenities. Comprising of four bedrooms, master with walk in robe and en suite,a brand new fully renovated bathroom, spacious formal lounge looking through to an expansive meals/family arrangement.

Kamal Bagga 0433 000 099 kamal.bagga@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com/ | 9974 0033

4C

Be impressed by this beautiful family home close to schools, public transport and parks. This quality built home is sure to win your heart.

Williams Landing 26 Filedwren Drive Family Entertaining At Its Finest

Ray White Werribee

4C

Anil Malik 0401 336 236 anil.malik@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com/ | 9974 0033

4A Sale

2B

2C

Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com Kamal Bagga 0433 000 099 kamal.bagga@raywhite.com raywhite.com | 9974 0033

This modern family home provides loads of accommodation for the growing family whilst allowing the right amount of living space.

4A Sale

2B

2C

Romy Gakhar 0430 521 119 romy.gakhar@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com | 9974 0033

Ray White Werribee

3B

Enticing Lavish Lifestyle Appeal!!

4A Sale

The pursuit of perfection has created this prestigious unashamedly luxurious and sophisticated designer family home that will impress the most fastidious home buyers in one of Truganina’s most family-friendly locations(Arndell Park) This home possesses style, spaciousness, quality and flair that you will love to come home to.

Romy Gakhar 0430 521 119 romy.gakhar@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com/ | 9974 0033

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2B

Ray White Werribee

4A Sale

Ray White Werribee

Tarneit 25 Isabella Way An Elegant Home Built For Your Comfort !!

Anil Malik 0401 336 236 anil.malik@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com/ | 9974 0033

A Perfect Family Home With All Your Needs On Your

Truganina 119 Forsyth Road

Perfectly secluded in a prestigious location within close proximity to Werribee plaza & public transport and set on a nature-inspired big allotment which is situated in the heart of Hoppers Crossing

3A Sale

Ray White Werribee

Ray White Werribee

Werribee 3 Nightingale Drive

Hoppers Crossing 3/4 Staughton Place

2C

Truganina 3/59 Caradon Drive MUCH MORE THAN JUST A GREAT LOCATION!! An immaculate home with just stone’s throw to Arndell kinder & parklands perfect for a first home buyer or investor looking for a property with absolutely nothing to do.

Ray White Werribee

3A Sale

2B

2C

Romy Gakhar 0430 521 119 romy.gakhar@raywhite.com Surinder Sarain 0430 160 313 surinder.sarain@raywhite.com raywhite.com | 9974 0033


Surinder Sarain has the Ray White_Know How Delivering a better real estate experience for you.

Surinder Sarain M 0430 160 313 E surinder.sarain@raywhite.com

Ray White Werribee P 9974 0033 F 9974 0055

Surinder is a true Leader and inspiration to all who come into contact with him. After building a Top Sales Team in Ray White Hoppers Crossing (2010 - 2013), Surinder took over Ray White Werribee where his sights are now firmly set on building the strongest real estate business in western corridor. Surinder leads by example and prides himself on nurturing talented new sales people to achieving their goals and sales aspirations. “Real Estate can be a very challenging industry in turbulent economic times. However, with the right

training and support, will lead to a very rewarding career and in turn make a positive contribution to each client, their families and the greater market in the area.” Surinder is committed to delivering high standards of excellence in all his business transactions. Combining his Research scholar / MBA Degree, over 10 years of selling experience and the backing of Australia’s biggest real estate group to offer unmatched industry experience and advice.

Ray White Werribee

Werribee 19 River Park Court What a dream team. You team at Ray White Werribee proved to us we made the right decision in asking you to look after our real estate needs. We heard your competitors tell us they had big sales teams and large networks, and that their company had been operating in Wyndham for many years. But what you brought to our campaign on top of your local and relevant network was a company brand that portrays quality, integrity and honesty. From the beginning to the end of the process we were impressed with how it all ran. The final sale price was higher than we could have hoped for. As we look back we continue to be amazed with how smoothly and successful the sales process was undertaken.

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David Mcfarlane & Bonnie Franks 114 Kingston Blvd, Hoppers crossing

Truganina 28 Caradon Drive

Hoppers Crossing 114 Kingston Boulevard

Ray White Werribee / Listed & Sold by Surinder at Ray White Werribee

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Hoppers Crossing 25 Priestly Avenue Ticks all the boxes

• Located in a quiet neighbourhood, this family home comprises 3 bedrooms • Stunning floor boards, spacious lounge, central kitchen, separate dining & updated bathroom • Great central location close to primary & secondary schools, child care, parks, shops and Hoppers Crossing Train Station

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Hoppers Crossing 57 Wilmington Avenue Set in the heart of Hoppers Crossing

• Ideally located central to all amenities • Walk distance to child care, schools, transport, parks, recreational facilities & Werribee Plaza • Neat, well pres home, 3 beds, main with ensuite • Spac lounge, central kitchen (DW) & sep dining • Heating, duct cool, low maint living & yard

For Sale Inspect Office Contact

Tarneit 3 Isabella Way

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$299,000 Saturday 11.30 - 11.45am 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835 Steven Richardson 0407 445 567

A3 B2 C1 $345,000 Saturday 2.30 - 2.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Steven Richardson 0407 445 567 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835

A3 B2 C2 D

The choice is yours

• Quality investment for your Superannuation Fund or alternatively a good sized family home • 3 bedrooms, ensuite and WIR to main bedroom • Stylish kit, DW, ample bench & cupboard space • Living consists of family, meals & separate rumpus room with access to rear yard • Ducted heating, alarm, double remote garage

A3 B1 C2

For Sale Inspect Office Contact

$359,000 Saturday 1.30 - 1.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Susie Haber 0403 650 750 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479

Wyndham Vale 6 Mundi Crescent

A4 B2 C2 D

Spacious, flexible living for the growing family

• Great design, 4 bedroom plus study/kids retreat • Formal lounge, family area, dining, separate rumpus, kids retreat & pergola area • Spac kit, ample cupboard & bench space, DW & 900mm cooking appliances • Duct heat, duct cool, alarm, over sized double garage with remote door & rear access

For sale Inspect Office

$410,000 - $430,000 Saturday 11.30 - 11.45am 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Susie Haber 0403 650 750 Steven Richardson 0407 445 567

Contact

Hoppers Crossing 39 Wilmington Avenue Value packed large family home

• 4 bedrooms plus study, 3 with BIR’s and main bedroom with WIR and ensuite • Spacious living areas inc. dining & lounge room • Pergola area & impressive children’s cubby • Duct heat, air con & ceiling fans in all bedrooms • Central kitchen serves to informal & formal living • Walk to schools, parks, bus, Werribee plaza

For Sale Inspect Office Contact

Wyndham Vale 5 Westbourne Drive The choice is yours

• 3 bedroom family home with the well respected Iramoo Primary School at your door step • Or buy as an investment & enjoy future returns • 2 split system cooling units, large carport capable of 4-6 cars, boat caravan etc • 536sqm set in a great neighbourhood with parks, schools, shops all closeby

For Sale Inspect Office Contact

A4 B2 C2 D $379,000 Saturday 2.30 - 2.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479

A3 B1 C4 $285,000 Saturday 12.30 - 12.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835 Susie Haber 0403 650 750

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The ‘can do’ agents..... A3 B2 C2 Hoppers Crossing 113 Kingston

Only 2 left!

Family favourite with excess living spaces! • Rendered family home close to facilities • 3 bdrs, 2 bathrooms, and front rumpus room • Master zone with WIR and ensuite • Ducted heating, split system cooling, water tank • Massive covered outdoor area • Drive through garage to over 600m2 land For Sale Inspect Office Contact

$349,000-$359,000 Saturday 12:00-12:30pm Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Darren Cassar 0438 939 835 Steve Smith 0418 355 521

A4 B2 C2 Wyndham Vale 28 Kinglake Drive Display quality designer home! • This is a property that must be viewed! • 4 spacious bdrs, master with ensuite and WIR • Formal lounge + living + rear rumpus/theatre • MasterChef kitchen to envy all, huge pantry • Further bdrs + central bathroom off rear hallway • Central heat, s/s cool, garage: access to back

SOLD

Saleagents..... $415,000-$440,000 by the ‘canFor do’ Appointment record priceInspect in recordBytime Office

Contact

Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Tracey Dean 0433 279 103 Steve Smith 0418 355 521

Tarneit Lot 1 & 5/2-6 Babele Road Cheapest Blocks! Varying sizing & orientation • 2 blocks: 340m2 to 368m2 approx. • Northerly, western & east facing orientation • 3 & 4 bdr new homes packages available • No body corporate from Claremont Park • Access to Sayers Road & public transport • Located near new Tarneit West Shopping Centre • Please visit our office for further information For Sale Inspect Office Contact

$158,500 each By Appointment Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Steve Smith 0418 355 521 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050

A3 B2 C2 Williams Landing 33 Swamphen Drive As new exceptional townhome opposite serene parklands perfect for a 1st home • Young and situated in gorgeous locale • Downstairs presents master suite, living, powder • Masterchef kitchen opens northerly yard • Feature stairwell leads to 2nd living with balcony • Further double bdrs, designer central bathroom For Sale Price Inspect Office

Hoppers Crossing 43 Deloraine Location location location! • 4 bdr accommodation + spacious study • Master suite includes WIR and ensuite • Multiple living zones, sizeable formal lounge • Conveniently located bathroom, sep laundry • Oversized kitchen, ample storage, bench space • Dbl GGE, drive through access, outdoor retreat • On the doorstep of schools, transport, shops For Sale Inspect Office Contact

$390,000-$410,000 Saturday 11:00-11:30am Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050 Darren Cassar 0438 939 835

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A4 B2 C2

$370,000 Saturday 12:30-1:00pm Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050

A4 B2 C2 D

Tarneit 52 Garden View Drive Walk in and make it your own

SOLD

• Generous master bedroom with ensuite and WIR • Further 3 bdrs BIR and are all of good size • Conveniently located main bathroom, laundry • Light, bright central kitchen, entertaining area • Sizeable yet manageable rear yard • Unbeatable location, close proximity to schools For Sale

$365,000-$385,000

Office

Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050 Darren Cassar 0438 939 835

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Tarneit \ 92a Hummingbird Boulevard Those searching for that family-friendly feel may find it at developer Asset1’s community The Heartlands in Tarneit. Larger lots are available from $190,000 within stage 23, which is adjacent to the proposed school site. Delivering resident amenities early for the burgeoning community, Asset1 sales director Mark Adams said buyers were becoming more selective when choosing the ideal location to live and invest for the future. “We get a lot of buyers not just looking for

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families seeking to combine their careers with a quieter suburban lifestyle. The community is growing by the day, with a further 39 families being welcomed in coming months to the estate’s latest sold-out precinct, stage 5. “With titles expected to be delivered before Christmas, The Heartlands is braced for a flurry of activity during the warmer months when builders take advantage of drier weather to begin construction on several new houses.” For more information on The Heartlands community, contact the sales team, drop in to the on-site office or visit the website. \

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ad a glass of wine from central There’s a lot of Rhône whites appearing in Victoria lately? The area may not Heathcote now. Pinot in the Strathbogies has be as glamorous as the Mornington traditionally been used for sparkling base but Peninsula or the Yarra Valley when it we’re starting to see some table wines now.” comes to wine, but it is one of Victoria’s According to Haines, who was senior undiscovered gems. I recently helped judge winemaker at one of central Victoria’s the Fed Square wine awards. Of the 75 wines best-known wineries, Mitchelton, from 2006 we tasted, more came from central Victoria to 2010, the key to the diversity in central than any other region. Victoria’s wines is geology and altitude. Strictly speaking, central Victoria “The difference in soils between Heathcote isn’t a wine region at all but a zone that and Nagambie – we’re talking a distance of includes several regions north of 40 kilometres – is significant,” he says. the Great Dividing Range, including “In my view, in the Nagambie “The best heavy-hitting Heathcote vinyards are Lakes subregion, the best vineyards and Bendigo. are along the Goulburn River. along the It also includes the lesser-known There’s so much diversity in that Goulburn Goulburn Valley, which stretches alone – all the patches of vineyards River” along the Goulburn River from have been crafted by the river.” Seymour to Echuca, the Strathbogie Nagambie’s two big players, Tahbilk Ranges and Upper Goulburn. The Upper and Mitchelton, are on opposite sides of Goulburn takes in Tallarook, Yea, Glenburn, the river – Mitchelton on the Heathcote side Alexandra, Eildon and Mansfield. and Tahbilk on the Nagambie side. “For me, central Victoria’s draw is the Haines says winemakers have to choose diversity,” says Ben Haines, who makes wine between labelling wines with regions that are under the Ben Haines label from several unknown to all but the most avid buffs and a vineyards across central Victoria. broader classification. Where central Victoria “Central Victoria is a warmer climate has been the default, we’re likely to see Upper [compared with regions south of the Great Goulburn, Nagambie Lakes and Strathbogie Divide] but you still get concentration, Ranges appear on future labels. richness and structure but not necessarily “People are now more interested in the huge alcohols in reds. Riesling grows precise provenance of wine so they can beautifully down by the river and the conjure an image of it, which heightens their Nagambie lakes, as well as the Upper experience,” he says. \ bthomas@theweeklyreview.com.au Goulburn and the Strathbogie Ranges.

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What’s on VINTAGE CAR DISPLAY Renegades Hot Rod and Custom Club will display vintage hot rods and custom-built cars from the 1920s through to the ’60s at Werribee Plaza this Father’s Day. Free father’s day photos will be available from 11.30am-4.30pm. ■ Corner Derrimut and Heaths Roads, Werribee. www.werribeeplaza.com.au

ART EXHIBITION Works from the Heartlands Refugee Art Prize will be on display at The Homestead at Werribee Park from September 1-14, showcasing 40 entries by refugee artists who have been in Australia since 1970, including paintings, drawings, photography and mixed-media works. Presented by AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria.

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SPORTS STAR NIGHT Media personality and former AFL star David Schwarz will headline the

Rotary Club of Laverton-Point Cook’s annual sports star night on Friday. The fund-raiser at The Brook on Sneydes will include entertainment from Schwarz, Collingwood legend Peter Daicos and comedy duo Rusty

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ather’s Day looms and our little bookshop is manning up. The beautiful hot pink and pastel-toned book covers that dominated our shelves during the Mother’s Day sales have been replaced by lots of non-fiction titles – usually with loud, red and black covers – featuring stories about bikie gangs, former AFL greats, business gurus, beer, 1970s rock bands, the Australian Labor Party (and how it went bung), best wines, and better fishing spots. There are some real gems among this year’s batch. The federal election and some new thinking about the ALP’s future have prompted a host of politics titles. Business books have moved on from the Wall Street collapse of 2007-08 and are focused on future strategies and new growth markets. There are lots of sport, history and autobiography offerings, while November’s 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination and next year’s centenary of the start of World War I are also creating interest. There are many reasons books make great gifts but, when contemplating what to buy your dad or special bloke this Father’s Day, consider the following: dads too often get slotted into the too-hard-to-buy-for category. Unlike a pair of socks or a packet of golf tees, a book shows that you have spent time considering your choice, and dads appreciate this. They also love to hear why you chose the title you did. Immediately, a fabulous book dialogue begins. And books are affordable. Just ask your local bookseller for advice and a tour of the shop’s range, and you’ll find some great titles for under $15. Remember, also, that many parents are under 55 and have been greatly influenced by popular culture – TV, film,

contemporary art, advertising, the web, social media, rock music and the like. These topics are catalysts for some terrific books. Enter the 100 Best Albums of All Time by Toby Creswell and Craig Mathieson ($49.95, Hardie Grant), our pick of the 2013 Father’s Day crop. Well researched and compiled by two of Australia’s most respected music writers, this book also features photographs and album cover images, and contains a few list surprises that will certainly provoke debate. A beautiful hardcover, we expect 100 Best Albums to be one of our bestsellers between now and Christmas. Barbecue books generally leave us cold; their blokey formats and insipid recipes too often lack imagination. Then we discovered Bon Appetit magazine’s new The Grilling Book ($50, Andrews McMeel Publishing). This is a truly beautiful barbecue book and includes cooking tips and more than 350 recipes. As a rule, we avoid US cookery books. Their recipes often don’t translate well locally, while their food stylists and photographers lack the creativity of their highly talented Australian counterparts. But The Grilling Book defies the norm. In the words of British-born, New York-based chef April Bloomfield, “If you’ve never grilled before, or have an expert on hand, this book is a must’’. Killing Fairfax: Packer, Murdoch & The Ultimate Revenge by Pamela Williams ($39.99, HarperCollins) and Colleen Ryan’s Fairfax: The Rise And Fall ($32.95 MUP) recently arrived in bookshops. Both books examine the Sydney-based Fairfax media empire

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and the predators, bad managers and destructive forces that have affected its fortunes. Media junkies will appreciate these two riveting accounts, while anyone interested in business generally will find that the books offer much food for thought. The 2013 calendar’s aligning of the Ashes series, the US golf tour, the recent Tour de France, footy, rugby and – just around the corner – the spring racing carnival, has provided publishers with many book opportunities. One to watch is Amen: How Adam Scott Won the US Masters and Broke the Curse of Augusta National ($27.99, Allen and Unwin). Sydney sports writers Will Swanton and Brent Read teamed up to produce a lively narrative of Adam Scott’s April US Masters campaign. The book includes interviews with Scott, his father Phil, and Australian golfing greats Greg Norman, Peter Thomson, Ian Baker-Finch and Jack Newton as they reflect on the significance of the Atlanta victory. For the man who loves architecture, we urge you to consider Thames and Hudson’s pictorial tribute to one of Australia’s finest architects.

Robin Boyd’s Living In Australia ($59.95, Thames and Hudson) was first published in 1970 and has been reproduced with original photographs by the late Mark Strizic, a friend of Boyd, as well as additional images by John Gollings. Boyd’s design philosophy – beautifully articulated and still relevant more than four decades later – is accompanied by contemporary perspectives of the master’s contribution by architects Kerstin Thompson and Rachel Neeson. And finally, our feel-good/self-improvement/change your life book of the year. The Good Life: What Makes a Life Worth Living? by Hugh Mackay ($29.99, Pan Macmillan) may cause dad to smile and wonder whether you are trying to make a point. Perhaps you are. Perhaps we should all strive to identify behaviours that can lead to a happier life. Since the 1980s, social researcher Mackay has delved into the lives of Australians, probing and observing and listening. “The Good Life draws heavily on those stories,’’ he says in his introduction. His conclusions are fascinating and uplifting – exactly what dad deserves on Father’s Day. \ cperkin@theweeklyreview.com.au

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Phone 0419 379 557

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rec 5389

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0438 063 525

A.H. 9974 3720

BOB CAT HIRE

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Contact Ray on 8742 6895

p.z.electrical@gmail.com

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30 years experience

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Affordable Concrete and Paving

Brian Hayes Cleaning Service

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CONCRETER

Concrete Products and Services Aaffordable Concreting

RAY'S CARPET CLEANING

Phone: (03) 9741 6827 Mobile: 0412 860 576

12 years experience.

www.werribeemcs.com.au

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0478 691 256

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Supply and Install

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Tom’s PC Repairs

Restretching & Repairs

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CARPET LAYING

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MILLINGTON ELECTRICS

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� Power Points � Phone/Data Points � TV Points � Hot Water Repairs

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� Lights � Rewires � Garages � Fans

REC 6487

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9742 3677 David Millington 0412 103 980

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0433 007 143

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BOBCAT AND TIPPER TRUCK

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

G5419552AA-dc25Sep

Carpet (Steam/Dry) Cleaning

Martin

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MBT CONCRETING

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CONCRETING

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� Dust � Iron/Wash � Vac/Mop � Spring clean � Move in/out clean

M & D MICALLEF B House slabs

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G5860405AA-dc12Mar

Call Matt on: 0413 622 030 All areas serviced

SPECIALISTS IN DOMESTIC SERVICES/OFFICES

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NO OBLIGATION - FREE QUOTES PLANS AND PERMITS SUPPLIED.

MP & A Electrics rec 21334

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Phone John: 0401 763 559 or 9741 3810

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� Decking � Sun rooms

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SM & J Cleaning Service

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Electrical Services

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Concrete Products and Services G5449719AA-dc10Oct

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Carpenters


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Weekly Classifieds No job too big or too small Phone 97479789 or 0424971523 Ph

QUALITY FENCING ★All types of fencing ★20 years experience

Steve 9741 6497 or 0412 529 780

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

Phone 0412 488 732

1 Berkshire Road, Sunshine North Ph 9364 7566

ALL YOUR GARAGE DOOR NEEDS...

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Local owned company

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Walker Metal Craft

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For all types of garage doors and gates

Colorbond Fencing & Gates Pool & Garden Fencing

Phone Allen 0427 866 854

G6157355AA-dc17Jul

Call us today for a free quote

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9974 2224

walkermetalcraft@gmail.com www.walkermetalcraft.com.au

ALL STEEL

FENCING AND GATES

Forbes Fencing

Colorbond fences and gates  Paling fences  Free measurement & quote

Jim 0418 177 567

Call Phil 0433 880 368

HOPPERS H OPPE RS G GATES ATES - EST 19 1982 982 All types of Gates incl

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 9369 5166 www.hoppersgates.com.au

• Sanding & Sealing of all types of floors

Old & New Domestic & Commercial

0413 112 497

Quality Guaranteed - Free Quotes

PH 9391 1779

Kris Floors - Timber Flooring

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Lou’s Colorbond Fencing Gates & Pergolas Lou 0412 339 445 or 9746 7569

G5932235AA-dc16Apr

✆ 9742 6376 or 0412 770 386

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Roller Doors and More

• Over 18 years experience. • Remote controls for Sectional, Tilt & Roller Doors. • We beat written quotes on comparable products

Truly 0400 091 704

Pet Doors Table Tops

Commercial & Domestic Fast Glass Replacements Doors Windows Shopfronts

Garden Services AMAZING GARDEN SERVICES Specialist in • Lawn mowing • Edging Pruning / Hedge Trimming • Regular Maintenance • Rubbish Removals • Tree Lopping • Gutter Cleaning

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Please Call Theo 0400 674 593

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

9548 3000 or 0418 881 551

*Conditions apply

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Handy Person Services

DRIVER

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MORE than just mowing!

131 546

&

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FOR HIRE

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

www.jimsmowing.net

EFFICIENT GLASS

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All types of window & door repairs

G6062296AA-dc4Jun

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

Partitions

Ph: 8368 2220 Hoppers Crossing

CALL TRAVIS: 0411 055 589

Phone 0409 195 484

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

� Glass

0412 174 686 - 9727 4744

TIMBER FLOORING

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

19 years exp For all your gardening needs call

Free Call: 1300 666 701

Lawn mowing, weeding, pruning and tree cutting. General landscaping and trailer drop off for rubbish removal. Fully insured. Delivery of fresh cut flowers available. Not only do I slash grass, but prices too. No job too small.

G5884134AA-dc19Mar

★ Paling ★ Colorbond ★ Chain mesh ★ Pickets ★ Glass ★ Pool fencing & gates ★ Security fencing

TRUCARE GARDENING SERVICES

www.aaaglass.com.au

WERRIBEE

STEVIE GARDENER

Ph: 9307 8883 or 0414 562 261

Factory 1/6 Strezlecki Gve (Nth), Laverton

J. & L. FENCING

R E M O T E S

MILFORD ARCH P/L CALL 9734 1062

Call Joe 0498 375 094 - 7 days

Sanding, Polishing & Laying All work guaranteed

QTF

0421 000 927

24 HOUR EMERGEN EMERGENCY SERVICE Specialising In � Shop fronts � Table Tops � Doors � Shower Screens � Windows � Mirrors � Splashbacks � Insurance Claims

Installation, Service & Repair of Garage Doors & Remote Controls Free Measure & Quote

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AND’EM AND SEAL’EM SSpecialist in all types of timber flooring

G6187793AA-dc7Aug ug Services offered • Lawn Mowing • Yard Clean Ups • Pruning • Lawn Trimming • Weeding / Weed Control • Rubbish Removal

Glazing and Glaziers

T McKnight Garage Doors

All types of Fencing, Gates and Decking Free quotes Pensioner discounts

Floor Services

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9742 4413

Yates and Son Fencing and Decking

G5971731AA-dc24Apr

Factory 6, 67-71 Russell Street, Werribee

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COME & VISIT OURex30 years perien SHOW ROOM ce

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☛ 0407 886 064 (AH) 9743 3013 G5839076

Call Michael 0400 886 661

ACC Smart Fence



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Fencing and Gates

0413 801 517

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G6196393AA-dc31Jul

Call May on 0431 564 155

General Removal Local, Country & Interstate  Domestic & Commercial  Distribution & Industrial 

Call Minh Long Huynh 0423 633 566 or 9332 6338

METAL FENCING SPECIALISTS

• Landscaping preparation • Driveway dig outs • Rubbish removal 10 metre Tipper Truck available

NUNZIO’S GARDEN MAINTENANCE

Specialising in: mowing, hedging, pruning and garden clean ups.

G5603112AA-dc6Feb

All General Excavation Work

MINH LONG REMOVALS

G5397522AA-dc27Nov

F & R Brothers

GUTTER CLEANING SHANE RUBBISH REMOVED 0411 131 622 PRUNING, YARD CLEARING

TRIM LAWNS & GARDENS ARDENS

Furniture Removals

G6219615AA-dc13Aug

Pressed Spear Security Fence Kit Color: Black $150.00 incl GST - Kit includes : 1 x Panel 2100mm H x 2400mm W 1 x Post 65sq x 65sq x 3000mm 4 x Flanges 40mm x 40mm Specialised in : • Colormax/Colorbond 100% Bluescope Steel • Tubular Fencing • Timber Fencing

LAWN MOWING

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G5758016AA-dc13Feb

Derick 0413 945 064 / 9748 7774

• Free Quotes • All steel works • Guaranteed work • No job too small • 10% discount for Pensioners

Call Jason 0402 500 981 or 1300 736 123 G6207660 diamondflooring@optusnet.com.au

Top Rate Floors

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SPECIAL

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Bobcat & Tipper Hire - Domestic & Commercial Landscaping Preparation � Site Cleaning � Drive-way & Nature Strip Digouts



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GROUNDWORKS

TRADE S ENQUIRIE E WELCOM

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Doug 0418 579 296

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G5860812AA-dc26Mar

Phone Darren 0488 926 648

• Colorbond • Paling • Pool

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Mini Digger, Bobcat, Tipper

Garden Services G6135890AA-dc3Jul

MODERN FENCING M

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

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Floor Services DIAMOND TIMBER FLOORS

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Fencing and Gates

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Excavations and Earth Moving

Rubbish Removals and Clean Ups Furniture Pick Ups and Drop Offs Commercial Work

0478 184 818 Handy Man

· Plastering · Painting · Tiling · Carpentry · Cleaning · All odd jobs around the house · Rental Properties

Phone Leonard for free quotes on: 0402 737 062

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Weekly Classifieds Landscaping

Kitchens

STONE BENCHTOPS Overlay Over Your Old Benches With

HANDYMAN

Stone or Change the Whole Look of Your Old Kitchen In A Day.

◆Prompt Helpful Service◆ 0407 522 408 or 9742 3013

Call for a quote 0425 825 504 www.dsstonebenchtops.com.au

Shop located at 11 Riverside Avenue, Werribee ABN: 43496335872

• Internal/External work • Special Exterior Finishes • Feature walls • Domestic and Commercial • Free Quotes • Pensioners Discount Contact Jeremy on 0405 216 303 a2z_painting@hotmail.com

Call Shaun 0422

Hercules Landscaping

• Synthetic turf fully laid $48 • Normal Turf Decking • Pergolas and all aspects of landscaping •D

Call Houli 0416 981 104, 0498 672 840 or 9741 5002 Cheapest Rates In Town

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Obligation free quote - Call Ron 0413 734 845

MGP

• Gas Ducted Heating • Gas Log Fires • Reverse Cycle Wall Hung Split System • Reverse Cycle Split Ducted System ARC AU03582

For free quotes call now: 1300 550 901

KS Heating & Cooling Services • Repairs • Maintenance Over 30 years experience, All types of Air Con, Evap Cooler & Gas Heating System AU31693

Sai Aircon Systems Heating and Cooling Solutions

Service and Repairs of all makes and models www.saiaircon.com.au

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Plumbing

Member of Building Services Australia

Total Landscaping Services � Site Preparation (rubber track machine for limited access areas) � Concrete Paths and Driveways � Patterned Concrete Garden Edging (Local Kwik Kerb Operator) � Paving � All Types of Garden Edging � Mulching garden beds and plantings � Instant Turf and Synthetic Turf

Mob: 0430 283 034

Call Brendon on 0422 201 837

TANK’S LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION For all your landscaping needs including:

Paving, Decking, Retaining Walls, Artificial/Instant Turf, Mini Excavations (Dingo Work) & Complete Makeovers

Please phone Wade on: 0406 146 979 or 9369 3915

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PLUMBER & GASFITTER

(Licence No 14246)

Reliable Any Job

◆ No Job Too Small

◆ Pensioner Discount

Neil: 0407 052 974

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Reblocking and Underpinning AAAA

HOME

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Restumping

& underpinning Damaged & Cracked Wall Specialists RBP * Council Permit * Builder * Engineer Plans Supplied * 18 Years Guarantee * Computer Levelling * Pensioner Discounts Call for a free quote 0406 745 070 or 9308 9669

Better Foundations 1ST IN UNDERPINNING & NO.1 IN REBLOCKING

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� Builders � Full Insurance � 15 Yrs Guarantee � Council Permits � Computer Levelling � Concrete Stumps Free Quotes & Advice www.betterfoundations.com.au

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G6125775AA-dc26Jun

Trading 19 Yrs

Troy Grundy 0411 354 573

G6044762AA-dc22May

Call 0430 332 368

New Homes - Termite Protection Ants, Bees, Mice, Spiders etc. Ph: Tony on 9367 7092 or 0418 530 573

Over 20 Yrs Experience

Scrape “n” Scape

WE COME TO YOU FOR ALL YOUR HEATING NEEDS

0404 803 333

ALL AREAS No Job Too Small Free Quotes PLASTERER

G5733563AA-dc13Feb

Specialising in:

Michael 0433 900 811

 Blocked Drains  Gas  Hot Water

Pest Control

G6238274AA-dc19Aug

G6231008AA-dc20Aug

 Retaining Walls Paving Turf Ponds Decking Synthetic Turf Friendly prompt service

G6080066

SAME DAY PLUMBING Lic: 105251 Local Plumber - All types of maintenance - 24/7

Plasterers

LANDSCAPING

Heating

G6007560

NLK Plumbing Service

SilvaKleen Pest & Weed Management

G5948238AA-dc17Apr

Lic# 17907

G5722350AA-dp5Feb

G6225550AA-dc14Aug

R & R Quality Services Pty Ltd

All house hold repairs and maintenance. Including painting, plastering, repair & replacement of doors, flyscreens, and fencing etc. No job too big or too small.

All work guaranteed

• 36 years experience LO59544

Lic No. 23853

0426 136 699 or 0417 034 214 or

www.herculeslandscaping.com.au

Phone ROBIN 9749 1086 Mob 0402 048 372

Emergency

Hot Water Service Replacement Split Systems & General Plumbing Gas Heater Installation

REPAIRS & SERVICING Ex Gas & Fuel - over 30 yrs experience! Phone Mark 0409 383 946 - 9391 8387

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G5443622AA-dc9Oct

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513 055

30 years experience at your service. Small jobs welcome. For a free quote call:

HOPPERS CROSSING LANDSCAPING

Phone: 0403 300 037 Email: mymatemal2013@gmail.com

Call Trent 0438 269 413

GAS APPLIANCE

Rialto - Painter Decorator

We create and maintain all types of gardens. W

 Rotary Hoeing  Landscaped Gardens  Brick & Cobblestone Paving  Brick Edging  Synthetic Turf  Trees Lopped & Felled  Drip Systems

Lic 39445 Fascia & Guttering Metal Roofing & Repairs, Spouting Renewals Leaks Repaired, Leaking Taps Repaired

Phone Gary 0419 867 298

❖ Quality Painting & Staining Indoors & Outdoors ❖ No Job Too Big Or Small ❖ Free Quotes

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ROOF PLUMBER

ALL AREAS PAINTING

My Mate Mal - Handyman

✓ Rental & Home Repair and Maintenance ✓ Flat pack assembly and more

☎ 0434 345 119

A2Z Painting

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G6260678AA-dc28Aug

0407 368 695

G5664288AA-dc30Jan

ME IMPROVEMENTS M2M HO

Specialising in: • Tiling • Painting • Plaster Repairs • Security Doors • Shower Screens • Rental Property Maintenance • D.I.Y. Projects • Doors & Locks

Painters and Decorators

A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE ALL YOUR LANDSCAPING AND DIGGING NEEDS *Soil/Rubbish Removal *Post Holes *Trenching *Landscaping *Natural/Synthetic Grass Laying For Free Quotes Call Noel 0448 121 002

G6007889AA-dc8May

G5589743AA-dc5Dec

For A Free Quote Call Mark: 0425 772 304

• 24 Hour Mobile Service • Automotive • Commercial • Domestic • Free Quotes

Landscaping

Local Handy Man Lock Up and Fix/Decking/Floorboards All Your Carpentry Needs.

Tarneit Locksmiths

G6217075AA-dc7Aug

Call John 0433 911 967 or 9395 5019

Locksmiths

G6079028AA-dc5Jun

G6254323AA-dc28Aug

� Carpentry � Doors � Painting � Wallpapering � Tiling � Flat Pack Assembly � All Odd Jobs No job too small - Free Quotes

COLIN’S PLUMBING & HEATING • Hot cold water • Gas Fitting • Roofing • Heating servicing • General plumbing • Prompt service 24/7 Licence 27397

G6198914AA-dc14Aug

JOHN’S HANDYMAN SERVICES

CALL 0404 803 333

For Prompt Service Call 0414 930 586

G6055775

G6238962AA-dc20Aug

Call Tony: 9304 4844 Mob: 0409 180 821 G5517321AA-dc14Nov

All Types of Plumbing Commercial & Domestic HWS, Gas, Blocked Drains, Water Tanks Lic No : 15773

STEWART’S PLUMBING 0439 004 035 or 9741 0246

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

Contact Simon:

G6219220AA-dc13Aug

Phone 131198

FROM $100

All Work Guaranteed Call Karl for a FREE quote 0401 387 899 or 9369 5471 www.uniquelandscape.com.au

G6172613AA-dc17Jul

G6051903AA-dc28May

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

BLOCKED DRAINS

Specialising in • All Types Of Landscaping • Synthetic Turf • Natural turf • All Types Of Planting • Dingo Work • Sprinklers • Garden Maintenance • Decking, Pergolas & Retaining Walls

Service, maintenance & repairs of all types of evaporative, Lic 41307 refrigerated & heating systems. Professional on Brivis, Stadt, Bonaire, Breezair & Cool Breeze Phone Lance 0425 734 271 G5879013

G5902332AA-dc27Mar

Westsub Heating & Cooling

Plumbing G5973469AA-dc24Apr

G6220554AA-dc13Aug

Heating

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Handy Person Services

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Planning and Environment Act 1987 WYNDHAM PLANNING SCHEME Notice of Preparation of Amendment Amendment C201 Authorisation A02563 The Wyndham City Council has prepared Amendment C201 to the Wyndham Planning Scheme. In accordance with section 8A(3) of the Planning and Environment Act 1987, the Minister for Planning authorised the Wyndham City Council as planning authority to prepare the amendment. The land affected by the amendment is the entire municipality. The amendment proposes to replace Clause 22.10 (Advertising Sign Policy) with a new Clause 22.10 to ensure the policy is relevant to today’s development and business context. 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: • during office hours, at the office of the planning authority, Wyndham City Council, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee, VIC 3030. • at the Department of Transport, Planning and Local Infrastructure website www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/planning/ publicinspection Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission to the planning authority. Submissions must be made in writing giving the submitter’s name and contact address, clearly stating the grounds on which the Amendment is supported or opposed and indicating what changes (if any) the submitter wishes to make. Name and contact details of submitters are required for Council to consider submissions and to notify such persons of the opportunity to attend Council meetings and any public hearing held to consider submissions. In accordance with the Planning and Environment Act 1987, Council must make available for inspection a copy of any submissions made. The closing date for submissions is 29th September 2013. A submission must be sent to the Wyndham City Council, 45 Princes Highway, Werribee, VIC 3030. Planning Policy & Projects Coordinator Wyndham City Council G6252991AA-dc28Aug

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NOTICE OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PLANNING PERMIT PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT ACT 1987 FORM 2

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The land affected by the Application is located at: V 10792 F 015 L 527 PS 516131 Deutgam Parish 16 Yuruga Boulevard, Point Cook, Victoria 3030. G6251018AA-dc28Aug

CLASSIFIEDS DEADLINES Proof Deadline: All Classifieds:

I SARAH Golding (single) of Grace Street South, Altona Meadows 3028, intend to marry Timothy Williams (single) of Grace Street South, Altona Meadows 3028 at the Town Hall, Bled, Slovenia on 31st December, 2013. Any persons knowing of any lawful impediment to the marriage should without delay notify British Consulate in Melbourne, Level 17, 90 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000. ☎ (03) 9652 1600.

Phone 1300 138 910 8.30am-5.00pm, Monday - Friday. All major credit cards accepted. G6117182

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Multiple Insertions - Errors in multiple insertion advertisements after the first day of publication are not the responsibility of the publisher. Please check the first day advertisement and advise of any error to the appropriate sales department. Cancellation - Cancellations are not accepted after deadline.To ensure cancellation is effective, cancellations must be phoned through to the appropriate sales department prior to deadline & advertisers will be issued with a cancellation number for each advertisement. Disclaimer - Metro Media Publishing regret that it is not possible to verify information other than that conveyed in editorial content of the newspaper. Although Metro Media Publishing endeavour to ensure the accuracy of everything published, the Competition and Consumer Act requires Metro Media Publishing to disclaim any belief in the truth or falsity of information which is supplied and which is published in other than editorial content. The publisher reserves the right to omit or alter any advertisement. The advertiser agrees to indemnify the publisher for all damage or liabilities arising out of the published material. Indemnity - Any other liability of the Publisher or any of its officers, employees or agents howsoever arising in respect of an advertisement or series of advertisements, and which does not arise by any lack of care or skill on the part of the Publisher, is limited to a total of $50.00 for each advertisement or series. The Publisher makes the stipulation contained in the preceding sentence on behalf of its officers, employees and agents and, in addition, the Advertiser agrees with the Publisher not to bring or be party to or assert any action claim counterclaim or set-off against any of them at variance from the protection sought to be extended to them by this condition. Terms & Conditions - Full copies of Metro Media Publishing's Terms & Conditions relating to classified and display advertising are available at all branches or by phoning any of the numbers below. Printed & Published by - Antony Catalano of 214-220 Park Street, South Melbourne 3205 for Metro Media Publishing (who accepts responsibility for election and referendum comment). The Wyndham Weekly is printed at Rural Press Ltd, 30-32 Grandlee Drive, Wendouree, Vic, 3355. Classified advertising (all papers): 1300 138 910 Dandenong: 9238 7777 Werribee: 9731 2777 Airport West: 8318 5777 G6206377

PLANNING SCHEME AMENDMENT C185

TARNEIT AND SAYERS ROAD DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OVERLAY On the 24th June 2013, Council adopted the Tarneit and Sayers Road Neighbourhood Character Investigation Area, Final Report, May 2013. This amendment gives effect to the findings of this report, which will provide Council and landowners with detailed design guidance when considering applications for planning permits for redevelopment of land in the Tarneit and Sayers Road precinct. Specifically, the amendment: Inserts a new Schedule 9 to Clause 43.02 Design and Development Overlay to apply design requirements for development in the Tarneit and Sayers Road Precinct on a permanent basis. Amends Planning Scheme Map No. 11 by placing a Design and Development Overlay Schedule 9 on properties in the Tarneit and Sayers Road Precinct on a permanent basis. A full copy of the amendment and related documents are available for download on Council’s website: http://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/building_planning/ planning/amendments How to make a Submission Any person who may be affected by the amendment may make a submission. The closing date for submissions is Friday 4th October 2013. A submission must be made in writing and sent to: Attention: Planning Policy & Projects Coordinator Wyndham City Council, Civic Centre, 45 Princes Highway (PO Box 197), WERRIBEE VIC 3030.

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The Application is a permit for: Variation of Restriction 1(i) contained on the Plan of Subdivision PS516131 to be amended to read "1(i) any buildings other than two dwellings with the usual outbuildings" and for the construction of two double storey dwellings. The Application WYP6840/13

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Lost and Found LOST Tamed cockatiel. Yellow with grey and orange cheeks. Her name is Bonni. Reward if found. Phone: 0408 202 091.

Music VIOLIN/Viola/Cello. Experienced professional teacher. Private lessons available. All levels. Ph: 9395 2510 / 0416 285 365.

Dancing Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Classes

Beginners courses commencing from 9th September. Learn to dance, keep fit & meet some new friends.

1st Lesson Free! Sunbury - Melton - Keilor

For Information call 0409 006 635G6131548

Births A new addition to the Galea family, with hair black as night, her rst name Ebony. Her middle name is Ann, she’s a tiny little minx, born on August 19th, weighing in kilos 2.86. Brooke and Kenny would like to thank the Bacchus Marsh Hospital staff for the safe arrival of their baby girl.

In Memoriam

Green Serena, Jane 29/8/2002

Sad are the hearts that love you, silent are the tears that fall, living without our beautiful Reen, is the hardest part of all. Love Mum, Dad and family. G6263983

In Memoriam

DOWNING ~ Dr Bruce

August 28 2010 Always remembered Love Amanda, Stuart, Trudy, Susan and Families. G6256611

DOWNING ~ Dr Bruce August 28 2010 Three years have passed but my memories remain strong. Love Marlene

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Accounting Services and Tax Agents

The applicant for the permit is: ARG Planning Pty Ltd You may look at the application and any documentation that support the application at office of the Responsible Authority: • Municipal - Wyndham Weekly • Offices - Civic Centre • Address - 45 Princes Highway, Werribee 3030 • Contact - Margret Evans • Telephone - 9742 8152 This can be done office hours and is free of charge. Any person who may be affected by the granting of the permit may object or make other submissions to the Responsible Authority. An objection must: • Be sent to the Responsible Authority in writing, • Include the reasons for the objection, • State how the objector would be affected. The Responsible Authority will not decide on the application before: 11th September, 2013. If you object, the Responsible Authority will tell you of its decision.

Form 4.3 Planning and Environment (Amendment regulations) 1994 G6254194

TAX RETURN & BUSINESS SPECIALIST • Individual & Business Tax Returns • Book Keeping / BAS / GST • Setting Up A Business • Business & Tax Structures

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Accountants, tax and business advisors

www.sjc.com.au

Call Simon Jones & Co

9742 3844

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Adult Services SAHARA - I Visit you. I can wear traditional attire. Busty, sexy curves & very friendly 23 y o. Ph: 9935 7753 swa4281be


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Weekly Classifieds Health and Wellbeing

Garage Sales

Flo Beauty and Massage

WERRIBEE Facials, waxing and massage services. 7 days 10am8pm. For appt 0437 097 802.

CPA PREPARED TAX RETURNS

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

Frank Giacomello 9395 9142

Domestic Services CLEANING / IRONING

Honest and reliable lady. Over 30 years experience. Hourly rate. ✆ 9748 0241. HOUSE CLEANING By honest, reliable and fussy lady. References available. Contact 9748 7472 or 0438 071 450.

Classifieds 1300 138 910 Education and Tuition A QUALIFIED Maths, Science and Chemistry teacher available for tutoring. Please call: 9483 0831 or 0418 871 203.

★ VCE ENGLISH 2013 ★ SACS & FINAL EXAM

Experienced English Teacher. Essential tuition, specific for essays, text response, context, language analysis, oral presentation. Also classes for full practice exams. Every year serious students gain entry to medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and law. Call 9315 7597

HOPPERS CROSSING

Full Body Massage

2 Budgeree Place, Sat 31st August, 9am-2pm. Everything must go. Lots of toys. No early birds.

NATURAL PLUS

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

Find A Bargain

HOPPERS CROSSING 3a Melaleuca Drive, Saturday 31st August, 8am-12pm. Come and check out the bargains. No earlybirds.

Relaxation Massage

7 days, 10am to 8pm. 204 Barkley Street, Footscray. Phone 9689 0360.

Endless Beauty Body and Tan

Professional services in: ✤✤ Waxing ✤✤ ✤ Spray Tanning ✤ ✤ Skin Analysis ✤ ✤✤ Affordable prices ✤✤

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Massage Therapy ASIAN Male masseur. Full body massage for relaxation. $50 per hour. Call Lam 0421 995 248, Footscray area.

CAIRNLEA MASSAGE

10am-8pm 7days. Shop 2c, 100 Furlong road, Cairnlea. Phone 0425 414 418.

Rye / Lucerne 5 x 4 rolls. $100. Lucerne / Clover $120. Good quality. Call 0429 453 868. CUBBY HOUSES For sale. From $799. Lay-by for Christmas. $50 deposit. Phone 9749 3303 or 0439 678 324.

Moving House Sale

FOOTSCRAY 2 bedroom house in Barkly Street. Fully renovated and fully air conditioned. Phone 0431 541 180.

WERRIBEE 9 Redgum Close, Saturday 31st August, 8am to 1pm. Too much to mention. Everything must go. No early birds.

Massive Clearance Sale

WERRIBEE 7 Duke Street, Saturday 31st August, 8am-4pm. Furniture, toys, books, orchids, shed contents and bric-a-brac. Too much to mention.

GISBORNE 3 bedroom home, immediate occupancy available, reverse air conditioning throughout. Walking distance to shops and schools. Rent $325 per week. Ph 5428 3474 or 0411 432 767. KINGSVILLE 3BR unit, 1 carpark, 7min drive to CBD. Close to Footscray Hub and Victoria University. $330pw + bond. Ready to move in. ☎ 0412 258 965. SUNBURY 3BR unit, central location, open plan kitchen/ meals/living, ducted heating/cooling, enclosed backyard, single lock up garage, available 1st October, $290pw. Phone 0419 594 335.

26 Wattamolla Avenue, Saturday 31st August, 9am-2pm. Furniture, bikes, rollerblades, electrical items, trailer, bric-a-brac. Free TV.

Shared Accomodation

WERRIBEE Modern 3BR BV ensuite BIR’s ducted heating alarm garage $270 Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000. WERRIBEE SOUTH Large 3BR BV BIR’s huge lounge family/ rumpus huge kit/meals area evap cooling sunroom yard large garage $280pw Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000.

WERRIBEE BV 3BR house for rent. Close to public transport and schools. Dishwasher, heating/cooling, carport, pergola and shed. No pets. Refs reqd. $260pw + bond.

Ph 0421 105 022

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Pets and Pet Care

YAPPERS Mobile dog grooming. Clipping, hydrobath and flea rinse. Experienced groomer. Please call Sue on 0430 414 182.

FOOTSCRAY WEST Room to rent for a mature working person. Must be tidy. Close to transport. $125pw, no bond, no bills to pay. Contact Peter 0425 736 095.

WERRIBEE Room to rent, furnished. $125 per week plus expenses. References required. Phone 0413 380 220. WYNDHAM VALE Large room for rent for working person. $150pw negotiable. 1 week bond required. Close to transport. Please phone 0434 211 293.

WERRIBEE 3BR with 1 bedroom available, A/C, BBQ area, 2 dogs, WiFi. $150 per week furnished or unfurnished.

Ph 0417 281 635

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HOPPERS CROSSING Fully furn room for M/F or student. No bills. Close to everything. $135pw. ☎ 9734 7748 or 0433 279 089.

Commercial and Industrial Properties FACTORY - BROOKLYN

410 sq.mtrs, 3 phase power, including all out goings, 7/640 Geelong rd, $807.70pw or $3,500 per month GST incl. Phone: 0417 777 201

9741 1600 www.mcnaughton.com.au

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For Sale Fire Wood-Red Gum

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

0409 210 565 or 0428 359 214

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Moving Overseas Sale

$285PW

Tranquil family home set in quite court location! This beautiful, well designed 3 bedroom family home comprising, Walk in Robe and en suite to main bedroom, built in robes to other spacious bedrooms, separate living area, Kitchen/Meals including stainless steel appliances and dishwasher, adjoining family / rumpus room at rear overlooking low maintenance gardens, separate bathroom, separate laundry, internal access to double lock up garage, additional parking at the front. Featuring: ducted heating, quality window coverings, situated close to public transport, schools and major shopping centre. UNITS TARNEIT 1/1 Harmony Drive 3BR $380pw WERRIBEE 2/2 Railway Avenue 2BR $250pw HOUSES HOPPERS CROSSING 18 Mckenzie Crescent 3BR $320pw HOPPERS CROSSING 18 First Avenue 3BR $315pw HOPPERS CROSSING 12 Lantana Avenue 3BR $320pw HOPPERS CROSSING 25B Storrington Avenue 2BR $315pw POINT COOK 14 Majestic Way 3BR $320pw POINT COOK 75 Neptune Drive 4BR $380pw WERRIBEE 113 Flemington Crescent 4BR $265pw WERRIBEE Watton Street 2BR $300pw WERRIBEE 20/217-219 Watton Street 2BR $330pw WERRIBEE 12/12 Mingos Court 3BR $285pw WERRIBEE 1/76 Westmeadows Lane 3BR $290pw WERRIBEE 1/12 Officer Court 3BR $330pw WERRIBEE 39 Stawell Street 3BR $260pw WERRIBEE 6 Gloucestor Court 3BR $275pw WILLIAMS LANDING 105 Swamphen Drive 4BR $340pw WYNDHAM VALE 5 Darling Place 3BR $285pw WYNDHAM VALE 9 Ferry Close 3BR $275pw WYNDHAM VALE 4 Weavers Street 3BR $270pw

34 Station Place, Werribee 3030 9731 7022 www.hockingstuart.com.au

Ph Carol 0459 509 070

Busy medical centre in Hoppers Crossing with 9 GPs seeking part time Div 1 for 4-5 days per week, no evening or weekend work. Must be reliable, self motivated, work well within the team and have excellent communication skills. Care plan CDM experience and computer knowledge an advantage.

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5 DARLING PLACE WYNDHAM VALE

Everything must go by the 2nd September.

FOOTSCRAY CENTRAL Room available. Fully furnished. Close to all facilities. Suit mature working person. Call 0417 324 178.

WERRIBEE Female preferred. Near to all amenities. $130 per week including bills. Phone 0451 015 335.

38 Synnot St, Werribee

To Let

Property of the Week

All household items must sell. All offers considered.

BACCHUS MARSH Room to rent to a mature working person. Must be tidy. Close to transport. $110pw, no bond, no bills to pay. Contact Joanne 0417 316 300.

SPOTSWOOD Furnished/ unfurnished rooms avail to share in double storey modern house, from $115+utilities. 0409 435 268.

HIP N HAPPENING HOUND

Mobile dog grooming. All breeds and grooming needs. Call Kristy: 0400 483 353.

ALTONA Double storey house, close to beach/shops/station. Fully furn room with air cond. Must be employed. $140pw incl expenses. ☎0435 696 014 or 0466 342 846.

TARNEIT Female to rent 1 furnished BR in a modern 4BR home. $150pw, no bills, must be clean and tidy. Ph: 0424 324 420.

POINT COOK Fully furnished BR for rent in double storey home, close to all amenities. $165pw incl ultities. Phone 0433 181 741.

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HOPPERS CROSSING 38 Matlock Street, Saturday 31st August, 7am-1pm. Lots of Fisher Price toys, beanie kit, wrestlers, matchbox cars, new toys, DS and DS games, pallet jack, trolley, household goods and lots more!

ALTONA MEADOWS Room for rent. Fully furnished, 2 living areas. $150pw. Internet bills included. Close to public transport and shopping centre. ✆ 0413 020 554.

TARNEIT/Truganina BIR, freshly painted, clean, furn room. $160pw incl bills & internet, bond reqd. ☎ 0401 645 757 from 6am-10pm.

RN Div 1

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★ HAY ★

F O O T S C R AY 2 B R L U G townhouse, quiet street-location, walking distance to all facilities, refs esssential. Ph 0417 324 178.

WERRIBEE freshly painted 2BR v/unit BIR’s kit/meals adj lounge evaporative cooling carport $230pw Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000.

Shared Accomodation

Hospital and Medical

MIDDLE PARK Massage. 7 days. From $40. Qualified, experienced, caring and thorough. Full body massage. Matt: 0412 045 585.

MR COMPUTER MAN

For Sale

SEABROOK 7 Greylea Grove, Saturday 31st August, 8am-4pm. Everything must go!

PROFESSIONAL Mature lady with gentle dog requires board Monday to Friday. No weekends. Evening meal only. Employed in Altona North. ☎ 0400 211 633

75 Paisley Street, Footscray. Phone: 9689 6632. Open 7 days, 9:30am to 9pm.

Fast friendly reliable onsite PC repair and service � Virus � Spyware � Internet � Advice � New & Used systems � Free Virus Software $30 Flag fall - $30 per hour No fix - No Fee Mick 9314 1727, 0415 746 050

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

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DIGGERS REST Central 3BR Brick house, new flooring & kitchen, farm acreage/horse agistment/shed. Call 0414 431 681.

Board Wanted WERRIBEE 3BR BV WIR ensuite, BIR’s spac lounge kit/meals ducted heating $280 Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000.

Lotus Massage Therapy

Computer Services

Equestrian and Equipment

HOPPERS CROSSING 3 Staughton Place, Sat 31st Aug and Sunday 1 st Sept, 9am-5pm. Massive bargains. No early birds!

Asian Relaxation Massage Werribee area. Open 7 days. 10am to 8pm. Ring 0413 873 923.

POINT COOK 5 Iris Place, Saturday 31st Aug, 8am-2:30pm. Books, kitchenware, clothing, plates, helmet and plenty more.

WERRIBEE

☎ 0422 138 774

Trading World

G’S IT Computer repair. A+ certified professional IT technician for all your computer problems. I come to you. All care taken. Contact Gerado Visperas 0433 655 193.

H O PPER S CR OSS IN G 1 5 Sovereign Retreat, Saturday 31st Aug, 8.30am - 1.00pm. Furniture, household goods, toys, childrens books and novels, bulldogs sporting memorabilia, leisure swing, kids clothes and much more.

To Let BRAYBROOK 3BR home. Gas appliances, close to all amenities, recently renovated. $280pw. Phone 0416 280 746.

Classifieds

1300 138 910

18 Latham St, Werribee $270pw Neat three bedroom on Westgrove Estate This neat three bedroom is located on the Westgrove Estate overlooking parkland close to both Westgrove Primary and Bethany Primary school. Bedrooms have built in robes, gas heating and cooking, perogla, carport and garden shed. Alarm system. Walking distance to shops and public transport.

2 BEDROOM UNITS/TOWNHOUSES 4/7 Parker St, W’bee $160pw 2/9 Pagnoccolo St, W’bee $195pw LET 8/102 Synnot St, W’bee LET LET 1/56 Russell St, W’bee LET 3 BEDROOM HOUSES / TOWNHOUSES 27 Hayden St, H’Xing $240pw 18 Latham St, W’bee $270pw 3 Queensbury Way, W’bee $270pw LET 110 Walls Rd, W’bee LET 14 Mississippi Pl, W’bee $265pw LET 50 Pelham Cre, W’Vale LET LET 34 Tandara Dr, H’Xing LET 1080 Tarneit Rd, T’neit (10acres) $550pw 4 BEDROOM HOUSES 5 Barnsbury Rd, W’Vale $290pw 39 Hindmarsh Dr, W’Vale $300pw 69 Eltham Pde, W’Vale $300pw LET 3 Dunlin Cres, W Landing LET G6259123AA-dc28Aug

Send CV to Practice Manager PO Box 459 Werribee 3030

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Professional EARLY YEARS EDUCATOR - Long Day Care -

Looking for a Diploma qualified and Bachelor trained or studying Teacher to fill a full time position in our family owned and operated LDC. We require a reliable and honest educator with sound knowledge of EYLF and excellent communication skills. Written applications sent to:

PO Box 177, Werribee 3030 or email applications to:

wyndarra@hotmail.com

Hospitality 1x Full Time Chef Or Cook Required

Phone Martin

0401 055 881.

Resume Services ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A RÉSUMÉ WITH PROVEN RESULTS? Guaranteed or your money back*

Call Bernadette: 0408 807 466 7 days per week

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

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Resume Services DO YOU HAVE

The Right C ? Is your Resume Successful? Get the interviews for the job YOU WANT! Money back guarantee

Call Carolyn on Mob: 0431 304 296

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• Electronic lodgement • Competitive rates • Fee deduction available • Small business advice • Rental property specialist • Self managed super funds • BAS, IAS, GST • 28 years experience • Quality Certified 2013

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REG TAX Agent. Tax returns from $70. BAS returns & business services. 0478 709 1 93 or 9395 5631. Mobile service. Enquiries welcome. www.swacc.com.au

HOPPERS CROSSING 32 Dona Drive, Saturday 31st August, from 9am sharp. H/hold items, clothes, bric-a-brac. Everything must go!

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Accounting Services and Tax Agents

Mobile Service

Classifieds 1300 138 910

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Weekly Classifieds • No start up costs • Work in all areas • Guaranteed Minimums Must have excellent communication skills

Phone for an interview 9399 - 9999

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Situations Vacant WHITE 1 TONNE VANS AND TRAYS 6T-8T TAUTES/TRAYS

Office Admin / All-Rounder

Property investment/real estate company requires a mature minded person to work permanent/part time. 10am-3pm, Mon-Fri. MYOB experience and basic finance skills required. Real estate experience an advantage. ☎ Andrew on 9395 7355. G6249476

Bar/Gaming/Tab Staff - Casual

CONTRACTORS REQUIRED • Must have own ABN and Insurances (Workcover and Personal Indemnity) • Must be reliable, honest, and committed to high quality work • Experience in Property Maintenance & Repairs ESSENTIAL • Own vehicle and tools required • Qualifications in Building and Construction highly regarded but not essential

Call Ron on 0413 734 845

Situations Vacant

Hoppers Club requires experienced Bar/ Gaming & Tab Staff, to join our team, Various hours including nights & weekends. Applicants must be honest, dedicated, reliable, punctual and have excellent people skills. Gaming Licence, RSA, RSG, RSF & Cash Sellers or Cash Controllers accreditation essential.

Please email your resume to marie@hoppersclub.com.au or mail to Hoppers Club, PO Box 1259, Werribee Plaza, Werribee 3030

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DRIVERS - CONCRETE AGITATOR Due to our expanding fleet we require keen, enthusiastic and reliable Drivers for our Campbellfield, Deer Park and Gisborne plants. Successful applicants must have HR Licence and HR experience essential.

CLEANER Casual professional Cleaner required. Must have own transport. Send resumes to:

Sandwich / Catering Hand

admin@ andyandersons.net.au

Experienced Kitchen Hand

Busy cafe & catering company in Laverton. Mon-Fri. Experienced & professional people need only apply. Phone after 3pm on 0412 730 531.

Wallpaperer Wanted

Forklift Licence preferred. Good knowledge of Melbourne Metro area. Must have Load binder and rope experience. Call 9328 0000.

LANDSCAPE LABOURERS

Fulltime & Casual position for experienced Landscaping Labourers in the Western Suburbs. The position will involve works in landscaping construction hard & soft, irrigation & turf. Driver Licence & White Card essential. Please call Anny on 1300 886 643 or email: info@greensmartgardens.com.au

Qualified Wallpaper and Fabric Hanger with White Card, EWP and union member. Call Marco 0414 223 737.

Amazing Opportunity

"genuine employment?''

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Pizza Maker

Contact 0459 292 909

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Keep Fit & Meet People! Distribute / collect catalogues. 8-12hr / wk. No upfront outlay.

Required for cartage of raw materials. Must have HC Licence. Experience carting aggregates from quarry an advantage. Must be keen, enthusiastic and reliable. Job is based from either our Deer Park or Gisborne plant.

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Stockdale & Leggo Bacchus Marsh seek a highly motivated person to become part of a challenging and rewarding industry. The successful applicant will work full time inc being available to work some Sat mornings and be efficient in Word, Publisher, Excel, Macpro and Super Agent. You must have agents’ representative certificate, a current driver’s license and your own vehicle. Previous Property management experience, reliability and excellent communication are essential. With ongoing training and excellent working conditions this position offers unlimited potential. All applications treated with strictest confidence.

Call: 1300 665 983 G6250701

Please forward your resume to mshelly@stockdaleleggo.com.au

Fencing Contractors Required

To install timber and colorbond domestic fences. Must have own ABN and workcover. Must be reliable, honest, contctable and have a high standard of work. Regular contract work comming in.

Please call Sacha at Drisco Fencing on 0407 515 235 for further information.

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Food Processors, Labourers & Skilled Staff Required Duties include:

� General Labouring � Process Work � Boning/Slicing/Knife Hand � Picking & Packing Full training provided. Must be Australian citizen or permanent resident. Full time & Casual Positions, 5:30am Starts.

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For large Export Meat processing facilities in Brooklyn. Stability and long term employment opportunities available

ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE PREPARED TO ATTEND INFORMATION SESSION

· MANAGERS · WORKSHOP FOREMAN · ESTIMATORS, · PANEL BEATERS · ASSEMBLERS · SPRAY PAINTERS · DETAILER / POLISHER and · CLEANER

PAYROLL / ACCOUNTS OFFICER

Western Suburbs Location Wages paid accordingly to expertise. Overtime available.

Please call Vesco Ph: 0419 012 592

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Eligibility Criteria Applies To Apply please call 8398 1738 or email your most recent resume to madmin@miss.vic.edu.au

SPOT ON PANELS We are seeking experienced, fully qualified

GREAT FLEXIBILITY - you choose your hours ALL AGES WELCOME (students, adults, retirees, groups, etc) NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED VEHICLE AN ADVANTAGE, but not essential

Please call us at

1300 654 910

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uge limestone formations jut up through the green sea of rice paddies, their pale grey stone frosted with the darker green of jungle foliage. A small river winds gently through the landscape, while overhead dark storm clouds gather, colouring the sky gunmetal grey. My scooter speeds down the raised dirt road as I cling to the hunched back of my Vietnamese driver, a man half my size. He raises his arm and points off to a distant village, his voice drowned out by the high-pitched drone of the engine. It makes no difference – I can’t speak Vietnamese and the constant vibration through the scooter’s seat has numbed my lower torso to the point that all my

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ack in 1988, your correspondent had the opportunity to drive a priceless 1930s supercharged Mercedes-Benz SS roadster, a rare bahn stormer usually kept in cotton wool at the German company’s Stuttgart museum but brought to Australia for our country’s bicentenary. We are talking about a car in which Adolf Hitler would not seem out of place, with big chrome exhaust pipes hanging out of a bonnet long enough to land a Messerschmitt. With a seven-litre engine and genuine 40,000 kilometres on the clock, this car was a dream on polished wire-spoke wheels and regarded as the fastest and finest vehicle of its era. Well, what a disappointment. Even by 1988 standards, this masterpiece of 1930s automotive engineering drove like a barge in a molasses canal. This experience was a salutary lesson on the progress of car technology: they don’t make them like they used to, for good reason. The best cars to grace our roads are rolling out of showrooms now, delivering an unprecedented level of safety, efficiency, comfort, durability and cleanliness at real-world prices way below anything that went before. We decided to have a look at three of the premier vehicles of this modern era, at least in our humble opinion. This is no easy task, but we have given it a go.

First car in our dream garage is the Audi RS5, a glamour puss with sharp claws. This German two-door sports coupe is not the fastest car around, nor the most luxurious or most powerful. It is not even the swiftest Audi, with that honour claimed by the $350,800 (cough) V10 R8. But the $161,400 RS5 does everything so effortlessly, with so much class and – when pushed – blood-pumping excitement, that it gets our vote. The classic steel fist in a velvet glove, the RS5 can accelerate with a ferocity that seems to warp the scenery, yet tootles around town without drawing a second glance. The 331kW 4.2-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine plays such a sonorous soundtrack that we wonder if many RS5 owners bother to switch on the audio system. Unlike its main rivals – the BMW M3 and Mercedes-Benz C63 – the Audi enjoys the benefit of an all-wheel-drive quattro drivetrain (the others are rear-drive only), meaning an extra margin of grip under hard acceleration. Audi recently gave the RS5 a few tweaks in a mid-model refresh, and added a new string to the “RS” bow – the RS4 Avant wagon. Essentially, this is a more family-friendly five-door version of the RS5, but with the attitude. Better still, it is cheaper, at $149,400 (plus on-road costs).

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Our second choice for our three-car garage of dreams would be another German car, the BMW 328i, which gets our vote as the best all-rounder on the market. Launched in Australia last year, this car is powered by the Munich company’s new breed of turbo-charged four-cylinder petrol engine, called N20, which, when mated with the advanced eight-speed ZF automatic transmission, delivers the performance of a six with the fuel efficiency of a four. Other car makers, such as Mercedes, VW Group and Ford, have also headed down this route, to the great benefit of customers and the environment. Better fuel consumption means less CO₂, not to mention less pain at the pump. But lest someone thinks BMW has turned the 3 Series into a sombre, grey killjoy, rest easy: the latest model is nippy, silky to drive and, thanks to a slightly softer suspension than before, less jarring on the backside. It is still a little tight in the rear seat, thanks to the long-snout, rear-drive architecture, but we would gladly live with it. BMW offers its 3 Series with a wide range of petrol, diesel, four-cylinder and six-cylinder engines, not to mention a long list of expensive accessories, but for our money, the mid-range $65,900 328i is the pick. Our final choice is something out of left field, and it won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. The petrol-electric “range extender” Holden Volt wins our vote not just because of its game-changing technology but because it also drives surprisingly well. The Detroit-built Volt is the electric car you can live with, enabling the owner to cover commuting and errands on

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With less than a kick in it at half-time, Sandringham broke off the leash with a Western Jets coach Torin Baker has backed blistering seven-goal-to-nil third term. his players to turn around Sunday’s savage The game was over and done with in 59-point loss to Sandringham Dragons in 30 mesmerising minutes. time for the start of the TAC Cup finals. The Jets’ defence, which had been The loss pushed the Jets to fifth after third watertight in the opening half, could not spot slipped through their fingers, missing out contain the waves of attack coming their way on the valuable double chance in the process. in the third quarter. The Jets will undoubtedly take a sour note “They had some excellent use out of the into September. middle and we weren’t able to sustain pressure But Baker expects a backlash from his on the ball carrier,” Baker said. players in Sunday’s elimination final against “Our defenders got caught out on some Murray Bushrangers at Visy Park. occasions, being behind or a metre off. “The boys are a resilient enough “They were that good at hitting their group,” he said. “They’ve impressed targets inside 50 in the third, and “our me with their maturity all year. that’s when the floodgates opened.” defenders “I’d be highly surprised if we Two bottom-age players shone got caught for the Jets. weren’t able to turn it around.” out” A stiff Sandringham missed out Corey Ellis and Liam Duggan, on the final eight. both used in defence initially before But Baker is adamant that is not a being let loose in the midfield, were true reflection of the quality in the Dragons’ outstanding in a tough day at the office in side. which their side could manage only three The Jets’ two heaviest defeats this season goals. came against full-strength Dragons line-ups, Jason Robinson was one of the few Jets in the season opener and on finals eve. forwards to achieve a pass mark. The Jets lacked an answer for the Dragons’ “He led up at the footy really well and put a “high-end” talent on both occasions. fair bit of pressure on,” Baker said. “They’re a high-quality unit,” Baker said. “He hasn’t played much up forward all “They’ve probably got four players who are year, but the match-ups dictated that he go going to go inside the top 20 or 30 in the draft. forward and we certainly found something “We were able to go with them for a half, in him there.” \ LANCE JENKINSON but they broke us open in that third quarter.” Football

SCOREBOARD Q FOOTBALL AFL - ROUND 22 BRISBANE 7.1 WESTERN BULLDOGS 2.5

13.2 4.6

14.3 8.11

Best: Sandringham: Kelly Amon Merrett Spencer Hayes Heatherley. Western: Ellis Duggan Robinson Iaccarino Sicily Greiser. At Highgate Recreation Reserve. 15.10 (100) 13.15 (93)

Goals: Brisbane: A Raines 2 B Staker 2 D Merrett 2 D Rich 2 D Zorko 2 J Green 2 M Leuenberger 2 R Bewick. Western Bulldogs: L Dahlhaus 3 D Addison 2 D Giansiracusa 2 M Wallis R Griffen R Murphy T Campbell T Dickson W Minson. Best: Brisbane: T Rockliff J Adcock J Redden J Patfull. Western Bulldogs: M Boyd L Dahlhaus D Giansiracusa W Minson. Injuries: Brisbane: D Merrett (ankle). Western Bulldogs: A Cooney (illness) replaced by D Addison. Reports: Nil. Umpires: Justin Schmitt, Matthew Leppard, Leigh Fisher. Crowd: 20,130 at Gabba.

VFL - ROUND 19 COLLINGWOOD WERRIBEE

2.4 2.3

4.4 2.8

12.7 5.11

15.8 13.13

(98) (91)

Goals: Collingwood: Paine 2 Boland 2 Corr 2 Martin 2 Collopy 2 Mooney 2 Allan Williams Hudson. Werribee: Brown 3 Moore 2 McKinley 2 Warren 2 Gysberts Harper O’Shea Castello. Best: Collingwood: Russell Krakouer Oxley Williams Collopy Kelly. Werribee: Moore Clouston Currie McGenniss Sodomaco Brown. At Victoria Park.

VFL DEVELOPMENT - ROUND 19 WERRIBEE N BALLARAT

5.3 0.7

8.8 1.9

15.16 2.10

20.24 (144) 2.10 (22)

Goals: Werribee: Tudor 6 Hicks 3 Zumbo 2 Davis 2 White Fort Eade Bolton Jones Wales Stevens. North Ballarat: Close Nicholls. Best: Werribee: White Barbuto Zumbo Tudor Bolton Williams. North Ballarat: Graham Conroy Nicholls Wehrung Peel Semmens. At Eureka Stadium.

TAC CUP - ROUND 17 SANDRINGHAM WESTERN

4.2 2.2

4.4 3.5

11.9 3.6

12.12 3.7

(84) (25)

Goals: Sandringham: Maynard 3 Spencer 3 Kelly 2 Brayshaw Hayes Salem Wilkinson. Western: Robinson Iaccarino Sicily.

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Goals: Werribee Districts: R Harrington 3 M Turner 2 B Kolang 2 M Palmington S Plumridge T Dean D Delaney A Taylor A Taylor B Morton. Parkdale Vultures: C Dillon 2 M Grant 2 B Hampton 2 S Sullivan J Boland D McCarthy L Morgan. Best: Werribee Districts: R Harrington M Turner C Molivas M Dean B Turner B Paech. Parkdale Vultures: B Hampton C Dillon C Ryan M Graham P Sullivan S Sullivan. P W L D For Agst % Pts Old Trinity 18 15 3 0 1843 1145 16.96 60 Old Brighton 18 14 4 0 2040 1259 162.03 56 Old Melburnians 18 14 4 0 1516 1281 118.35 56 St Kevins 18 12 6 0 1748 1444 121.05 48 AJAX 18 10 8 0 1688 1359 124.21 40 Old Haileybury 18 8 10 0 1352 1543 87.62 32 Fitzroy 18 7 11 0 1077 1485 72.53 28 Caulfield Gram’s 18 4 14 0 1436 1813 79.21 16 Parkdale Vultures 18 3 15 0 1227 1724 71.17 12 Werribee Districts18 3 15 0 1141 2015 56.63 12 PREMIER B RESERVE: Rd 18: Ajax 8.4 d Caulfield Grammarians 4.9, Old Brighton 26.23 d Old Haileybury 4.5, Old Melburnians 11.15 d Fitzroy 11.6, St Kevins 15.9 d Old Trinity 4.6, Werribee Districts 11.10 d Parkdale Vultures 8.12. W’TOWN CYMS GLEN EIRA

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25.6 1.4

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Goals: Williamstown CYMS: M John 6 J Gray 5 S Puhar 4 B Gray 3 C Cini 2 R Cassidy 2 C Richards 2 S Barlow 2 R Danaher A Heaver C Taylor D Toscas J Bencich N Holdsworth F Adamson. Glen Eira: J Doran. BEST: Williamstown Cyms: N Holdsworth T Murphy M John J Gray P Johnson C Taylor. Glen Eira: L Barda A Spink N Dennis J Drummond A Tsirogiannis J Doran.

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Werribee City claimed a 1-0 victory over Altona Magic in the FFV men’s state league 1 western derby at Galvin Park on Sunday. The Bees were up against it for the most part, but capitalised on a period of ascendancy late in the first half with the game’s only goal through Julien Cassano. It was a crucial win for the team’s bid to remain in the title race. The Bees sit second, five points behind

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17.16 7.1

21.21 (147) 7.4 (46)

Goals: Elsternwick: A Thornton 6 J Convery 5 C Watts 3 C Mahony 2 D Bedingfield 2 S Grace R White G Culshaw. Old Westbourne: H Tunnicliffe 3 A Crossman 2 B Knee M Chodowski. Best: Elsternwick: C Mahony J Convery R White A Thornton G Culshaw J Hunter. Old Westbourne: J Diblasi R Brown J Sahayam E Karageorge K Miller D Benn. Div 4 Rd 18 POINT COOK DRAGONS

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16.16 (112) 6.11 (47)

Goals: Point Cook: P Archibald 3 R Munn 3 M Smith 3 P Auciello M Zammit M Pozzuto T Wilson H Wilkinson P Hegarty A Auciello. Dragons: R Zemlinsky 3 M Babar K Hirata T Clappers. Best: Point Cook: S Percival B Cox H Wilkinson S Sinclair T Wilson B Garrick. Dragons: J Sempio J Ngo J Mcalpine J Kerse W Chiv J Cheah. U-19 SEC 2: Rd 18: Caulfield Grammarians 15.12 d University Blacks 12.10, Collegians 14.9 d Fitzroy 5.5, Marcellin 12.4 Drew With Old Carey 10.16, Mazenod 11.7 d Old Trinity 10.10, Werribee 14.11 d Parkdale Vultures 14.8. U-18: Rd 18: Kew Afc 20.20 d Uhs-Vu Afc 1.4, Williamstown Cyms 5.14 d Point Cook Afc 6.6, Richmond Central Afc 14.8 d St Mary’s Salesian 9.10, St Bernards 16.15 d Werribee Districts 9.5.

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14.13 2.5

21.15 (141) 8.5 (53)

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4.6 2.0

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13.17 6.6

17.23 (125) 9.7 (61)

Goals: Glenorden: D Yze 5 J Zangari 3 M Yates 2 A Bektash C Metcher M Antonello D Barolli J

ladder leader Heidelberg United, with three games to go. They face a must-win encounter away to the Eastern Lions on Saturday at Gardiners Creek Reserve. Hoppers Crossing was victorious 1-0 over Western Eagles in state league 4 west at Grange Reserve. In state league 5 west, Point Cook moved to within a point of the top two with a 3-1 win over Altona North, while Truganina Hornets went down 3-2 to Sebastopol Vikings. \ LJ

Magnabosco D Lee C Scudamore. Manor Lakes: N Smithwick 3 J Palmer 2 T Priest 2 J Derich H Hunter. Best: Glenorden: J Fortune M Antonello D Barolli B Bostock D Yze M Yates. Manor Lakes: C Hunter S Killender J Palmer R Taylor N Smithwick S Gill. FOOTBALL GEELONG: Bellarine: Qlfying-f: Drysdale 14.14 bt Geelong Amateur 13.14. Elim f: Ocean Grove 14.13 d Torquay 13.16. Res: Drysdale 9.6 bt Geelong Amateur 4.16. Geelong: St Joseph’s 24.11 bt North Shore 9.14, Bell Park 20.19 bt St Albans 12.7, Leopold 19.10 bt GWSP 9.9, Grovedale 16.21 bt St Mary’s 10.6, South Barwon 14.17 bt Colac 7.8, Newtown & Chilwell 18.5 bt Lara 16.9. Res: St Joseph’s 17.8 bt North Shore 4.8, Bell Park 24.18 bt St Albans 3.9, GWSP 10.13 bt Leopold 4.7, St Mary’s 26.12 bt Grovedale 1.2, South Barwon 13.10 bt Colac 5.5, Lara 23.14 bt Newtown & Chilwell 6.9. GEELONG AND DISTRICT: Qlfying-f: Bell Post Hill 17.5 bt East Geelong 10.11. Elim f: Winchelsea 14.12 d Werribee Centrals 11.7. Res: Bell Post Hill 9.12 d East Geelong 7.3. Werribee Centrals 15.12 bt Corio 6.4.

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MEN: State League 1: Rd 19: North Geelong Warriors 3 Bulleen Lions 1. U-21: Rd 19: North Geelong Warriors 3 Bulleen Lions 5. State League 4: West: Rd 19: Geelong Rangers 2 Corio 2, Williamstown 5 Essendon Royals 1, Hoppers Crossing 1 Western Eagles 0, Essendon United 2 Strathmore 0, Brunswick Zebras 1 Bell Park 1, Surf Coast 2 Maribyrnong Greens 1. Res: Rd 19: Geelong Rangers 0 Corio 7, Williamstown 2 Essendon Royals 1, Hoppers Crossing 3 Western Eagles 0, Essendon United 1 Strathmore 0, Brunswick Zebras 2 Bell Park 0. State League 5: West: Rd 19: Melbourne Tornado 0 Laverton Park 5, Keilor Wolves 4 Melbourne Lions 2, Balmoral 1 Melton Phoenix 1, Altona North 1 Point Cook 3, Sebastopol Vikings 3 Truganina Hornets S. 2, Melbourne City 3 Brimbank Stallions 1. Res: Rd 19: Greenvale United 2 Spring

Hills 0, Melbourne Tornado 3 Laverton Park 3, Keilor Wolves 3 Melbourne Lions 2, Balmoral 0 Melton Phoenix 3, Altona North 2 Point Cook 2, Sebastopol Vikings 6 Truganina Hornets R. 3, Melbourne City 0 Brimbank Stallions 1. WOMEN State League 1 Res: Rd 19: Western Eagles Res 0 Ballarat Red Devils 0. State League 2: North-West: Rd 20: Melbourne Knights 3 Eltham Redbacks 2. South-East: Rd 19: Ashburton Womens 0 Caulfield United Cobras 1. State League 3: North: Rd 21: Plenty Valley Lions 2 La Trobe University 1. State League 4: West: Rd 19: Brimbank Stallions 1 Gisborne 1, Maribyrnong Swifts 0 Surf Coast 10.

Q SCHOOL SPORTS APS

WATER POLO: Firsts: Melbourne 9 drew Scotch 9, Xavier 12 d Brighton 1, Wesley 17 d Caulfield 0, Melbourne 11 d Brighton 1, Wesley 7 d St Kevins 5, St Kevins 15 d Carey 2, Xavier 9 d Scotch 5. Seconds: Geelong Gram 7 d Wesley 5, St Kevins 6 d Geelong Coll 3, Melbourne 10 d Scotch 2, Geelong Coll G 6 b Geelong Gram 4, Geelong Coll G 8 d Haileybury 0, Scotch 14 d Geelong Coll W 3. GIRLS: Firsts: Wesley 17 d Haileybury 3, Haileybury 3 drew Caulfield 3, Geelong Coll 8 d Carey 5.

Q HOCKEY Premier League: Rd 18: Altona 4 d TEM 2, Doncaster 5 d Mentone 0, Essendon 1 d Waverley 1, Greensborough 8 d MCC 3, Footscray 3 d Southern United 1, Camberwell 3 d Hawthorn 2. WPL: Hawthorn 3 d Camberwell 0, Altona 3 d TEM 2, Essendon Ladies 3 d Waverley 0, Greensborough 3 d MCC 2, Doncaster 3 drew Mentone 3, Footscray 6 d Powerhouse/St Kilda 1. MVL1: Old Xaverians 4 d Albury-Wodonga 2, Powerhouse/StKilda 8 d La Trobe Uni 1, Brunswick 3 d Kew 2. WVL1: Monash Uni 2 d CV Blazers, Albury-Wodonga 3 d WestVic 1, Mornington 2 d Yarra Valley 1. MVL2: MHSOB 4 d St Bernards, Gippsland Bulls 5 d WestVic 1, Knox 3 drew Frankston 3. WVL2: Brunswick 5 d Melton 1.


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no glory for centurions recommending him to the local VFL club. “I don’t want to lose the guy because he’s All that could go wrong did for Werribee such a good young man with a good head on Centrals in a 23-point elimination-final loss his shoulders, but I think he should be trying to Winchelsea in the Geelong and District to push himself towards a VFL preseason at Football League Smiths Holden Cup at least,” Phipps said. “I’ll probably speak to a St Albans Reserve on Sunday. couple of guys at Werribee and see if they can The Centurions’ problems were many and get him a run around there.” varied as they bowed out of the finals in a You want your star to step up in the big straight sets fashion for a third consecutive finals, and Tyren Montebruno did not let the season. Player-coach Luke Phipps told Centurions down. the Weekly a combination of factors “He got three or four of his goals consigned his club to the finals from holding-the-ball decisions skill scrapheap. in the forward 50,” Phipps said. errors cost “We were a little bit “That’s a remarkable effort from a centurions undisciplined early,” Phipps said. full-forward.” the game “Their first three goals came from Phipps is confident his club will 50-metre penalties and I think they learn from its elimination, though it got five goals from 50s throughout the has many reference points to look back day. That’s the game there, really.” on in failed finals over the past three seasons. The Centurions’ skill errors were glaring “There’s a few things we can take out of it to and, coupled with Winchelsea’s unwavering try and turn a negative into a positive.” intensity, added up to a bleak afternoon for On a positive note, Werribee Centrals’ the Centurions. reserves had a 62-point win over Corio Matthew Walson, a teenager who finished in the qualifying finals after four goals to fourth in the club best-and-fairest count, was Luke Cachia. one of the rays of hope. The Centurions will meet North Geelong in Walson has impressed Phipps so much the second semi final on Saturday. \ LANCE JENKINSON over the course of the season that he will be

miles ahead of the pack despite terrain

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Starring role: Michael Cassidy won Werribee Centrals’ best and fairest. (DARREN HOWE)

The 19th race of the Footscray Cycling Club’s winter road season was held at the hilly and difficult She Oaks circuit in the Brisbane Ranges. The field had to contend with some serious climbing and a long, sweeping downhill run that demands a rider’s all. It was 41-year-old Ascot Vale resident Miles DaCosta who took out Saturday’s A-grade race, shedding veteran Geoff Robertson on the last lap to take the win. The B grade was taken out in dominating fashion by Ben Costin. Despite a slight mechanical problem with his bike, the 34-year-old paramedic looked the goods all day, making his move on the last lap to come in ahead of Mark Micallef and Tom Ainsworth. “I wanted to drop the sprinters like Mark Micallef and I noticed I had a break so I kept the pace up and kept my gap,” he said. The C-grade and D-grade races were taken out by father-daughter duo Andrew and Ruby Gannon of Brunswick Cycling Club. \

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fired-up woodsmen make light work of kangaroos wounds and front up against the defending champion Altona on Sunday. The Vikings coolly disposed of St Albans in the elimination final. In division 2, Parkside has bounced back from its shock week-one finals loss, hammering Wyndhamvale “the lakes by 66 points at Crofts Reserve on had a Sunday. tough time Justin Snow booted seven of it” goals for the Magpies, while Mo Khartabil and Adrian Gervasi added four apiece. Paul Harris was named best on ground. The Magpies will get a shot at Manor Lakes, the upstart side that has beaten them in their past two encounters, in the preliminary final, back at Crofts Reserve on Sunday. The Lakes had a tough time of it against Glenorden, losing by 64 points, and will have to cash in their double chance. \ LANCE JENKINSON

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Spotswood has sent a loud and clear message to the rest of the competition that it means business in the Western Region Football League division 1 finals. The Woodsmen, hellbent on atoning for last year’s one-point loss to Altona Vikings in the grand final, got off to a finals flyer with an 88-point annihilation of Sunshine Kangaroos in the qualifying final at Chirnside Park on Saturday. The match was done and dusted by half-time, with the Woodsmen leading 64-7. The day never improved for Kangaroos coach Brett Jacobs, who described it as the “worst effort” of the season from his players. The Woodsmen were superbly led by Elliott Wood, Murray Boyd and player-coach Chris O’Keefe. Jason Cloke was inspiring with six goals, while Boyd added four. The Woodsmen get the chance to grab a direct passage to the grand final when they meet Deer Park in the second semi-final at Chirnside Park on Saturday. The Kangaroos will have to lick their

» Turn to page 40 for the WRFL results. Up against it: Wyndhamvale coach Luke Dennerley tries to get the best out of his players on Sunday. (WAYNE HAWKINS)

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Werribee Districts have exited the Victorian Amateur Football Association on a winning note. The Tigers have played their final game in the metro-wide competition before joining the locally based Western Region Football League. For the game against Parkdale Vultures, they had an added incentive to perform strongly, with long-time coach Kirk Norton retiring. The Tigers capped the day with a 26-point win over the Vultures at Soldiers Reserve on Saturday. “You could see the intensity the boys played with,” Tigers president Rod Harrington said. “They wanted to send him [Norton] off in the best possible fashion.” The Tigers claimed the wooden spoon but finished the season with two wins from their last three games. The young squad showed a vast improvement on the heavy losses it received earlier in the year. Norton has set up the next coach with an exciting crop of youngsters for a new era in the WRFL. “The improvement a lot of these young guys have made from where they were at the start of the year to where they are now, they’ve come on in leaps and bounds,” Harrington said. “It’s rather encouraging for us moving forward.” Werribee Districts had a 15-year stay in the

VAFA. The Tigers’ goal was always to push into the premier divisions, but some at VAFA headquarters did not think that day would come. “Michael Sholly said at the president’s lunch that when we first entered the competition back in 1998, the committee and people around the comp at the time said it was our ambition to get to the premier sections and his response was, ‘I think you’re dreaming’,” Harrington said. “Certainly, it was a slow start, but under Kirk we’ve gone from D2 up to B grade in something like five years. “We’ve certainly fulfilled the dream that we set out to, and that was to go as high as we possibly can.” The move to the WRFL was made primarily to aid player retention. The Tigers got sick of seeing the young players they developed being poached by cashed-up neighbours. They will also relish the chance to renew some old rivalries that have been confined to junior ranks in recent seasons. “We’ve got some great rivalries with other clubs in the western region league,” Harrington said. “The main ones are Hoppers Crossing, Altona and Spotswood … we look forward to renewing those rivalries at a senior level at some stage. “I believe we’ll be good for the competition and I believe the competition will be good for us.” \ LANCE JENKINSON


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The West Wing LOSS MERELY A STUMBLE AS WERRIBEE SHAPES FOR TITLE BID FINALS

Werribee may not have got the four points against the Magpies in the VFL on Saturday, but for Tiger fans there is plenty to be confident about heading into their third consecutive finals series. The Tigers secured a finals berth a week earlier with a convincing win against Northern Blues, so only a gigantic loss to

Collingwood could have dropped Werribee from fifth spot. “We probably knew where we were going to finish unless we got absolutely blown out of the water,” said coach Scott West after the loss to the Pies. Werribee will need to win three finals if it is to make a grand final – something it hasn’t done since 2005. The past two seasons have brought heartbreaking preliminary final

losses. But there is much to be optimistic about. The Tigers have arguably the most versatile forward set-up in the league, with four players having kicked 20 or more goals in the regular season. Add to that a strong midfield and a resolute defence – the Tigers have conceded more than 100 points only once since May – and Werribee must be counted among the contenders. \ DP

Finals footy is why we are all involved in the game. The excitement and energy levels rise at this time of the year for everyone involved at the club. Robbie Castello is our club captain, an experienced finals campaigner and a vital cog in our hopes for the 2013 finals series. SW: Does this finals series feel any different? RC: I guess any final series is special to be part of, and you never want to take any for granted. We have a strong squad on paper and we are looking forward to the challenge and playing four quarter consistent football throughout the series, which can hopefully lead us to a successful campaign. SW: What is the mindset leading into the finals? RC: The season is over now, we finished fifth. Now everyone in the top eight have given themselves a chance to win the premiership. We missed the double chance so we just have to keep winning. We believe we have the team to have a real go at it. When this time of year comes around, those sore spots you had during the year seem to disappear. Everyone at training will have that extra spring in their step. It is the best time of the year for a footballer. It’s been a long journey, after a long pre season which started the first week of November. SW: What about those players who haven’t been to finals before? RC: We have some young blokes in our Development squad who have played finals at that level but not at senior level and are a massive chance to play for us in the coming weeks and they bring excitement and enthusiasm to the group and you have the older blokes with AFL experience, it is an interesting group.

Desperate for the ball: Tiger Kieran Harper vies for possession with Andrew Krakouer of the Magpies during the round-19 VFL match at Victoria Park. (MICHAEL COPP)

gutsy tigers fall to pies VFL

An eight-goal final term wasn’t enough for Werribee to overcome Collingwood in the final round of the Victorian Football League home-and-away season on Saturday. The Tigers went into the game in good touch, having beaten Port Melbourne and Northern Blues comfortably in the fortnight prior. But after a low-scoring first half, the Magpies came out and delighted the home crowd at Victoria Park with eight third-quarter goals. Ben Warren got the first goal of the quarter and Ben McKinley and Robbie Castello kept the Tigers in touch, but Collingwood was simply too good and took a 38-point lead into the last break. But teams have found it tough to keep Werribee down this season, and this game was no different.

Jarred Moore got the first of eight Tiger The result means Werribee is scheduled goals in the last term from a snap. And when to play Essendon in the first elimination Ben Warren, Ben Brown and Kieran Harper final at North Port Oval this Sunday, followed, the Pies’ lead had shrunk to 14 though as the Weekly went to print it was points. Back-to-back Collingwood goals then unclear whether any sanctions received seemed to put the game beyond doubt. by Essendon for the supplements case But Moore goaled again, joined by would affect its VFL side. Jordan Gysberts and Keenan O’Shea, Tigers’ coach Scott West said lapses in playing his first senior game. The lapses in the third quarter cost the third margin was seven points, but that his team. was as close as the Tigers would get. quarter cost “There was a bit of a blue In the middle, Moore played at half-time and I thought we werribee perhaps his best game for the club needed to come out and make a with 37 disposals, and Daniel Currie statement. They did and we didn’t,” was excellent rucking against the far more he said. “We wanted to win, we didn’t experienced combination of Ben Hudson and but we finished off the game really well so Darren Jolley. hopefully we can take that momentum into The likes of Scott Clouston and Will next week. Sullivan did a good job down back. Up “Apart from the third quarter, I thought forward, Ben Brown impressed again with we were really competitive.” \ DANIEL PAPROTH three goals.

SW: I expect a big Castello contingent will be at North Port Oval on Sunday? RC: Absolutely they love their footy, and I guess like all Werribee followers they will be supporting as hard as they can to try and help us get over the line. SW: How are you feeling physically? RC: I have had a bit of a different role this year and the body has held up really well. I am looking forward to getting into it on Sunday. SW: Me too.

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