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When Anthony Krupa, suffering post-traumatic stress disorder, was medically discharged from the army last year he felt as though he had hit rock bottom. But with help from the Soldier On foundation, the Point Cook resident has gained a new outlook on life. Mr Krupa is mentoring a group of high school students who will tackle the Kokoda Track in April and is organising a gala event to raise money for their journey. ■ STORY BY LAURA LITTLE, PAGE 7
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There were smiles all round at St Mary of the Cross Primary School last week as pupils finally got the chance to inspect their new surroundings. The first school built in Point Cook’s Saltwater Coast estate opened its doors to 170 pupils, ranging from prep to grade 6, last Friday. Principal Leon Colla said the school had been designed to reflect the estate’s proximity to Port Phillip Bay, and teachers were excited to show pupils their new classrooms. “We had hoped to do the handover last year, but we had to wait so today is the first opportunity students have had to see their new school.” The school is expected to ease the burden on Point Cook’s other Catholic primary schools, which are struggling to meet demand. Mr Colla said St Mary of the Cross would grow over the next five years to accommodate about 800 pupils. He anticipated that at least two more stages of the school would be built in that time. \ LL
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Student teachers will be put through their paces at schools in Point Cook and Seabrook as part of a plan to improve training for future educators. The $1.6 million plan announced by Teaching Profession Minister Peter Hall will create 12 professional academies across Victoria. The first academy will be based at Point Cook Senior Secondary College. Carranballac P-9, Point Cook P-9 and Seabrook Primary School will be partners in the academy, along with Victoria University. Mr Hall says the academies will provide
to train at Point Cook P-9, Carranballac and pre-service teachers with 12 months of Seabrook. on-the-job-training. Physical education teacher Danielle Murray “There’s only so much you can learn from a began as a pre-service teacher at Point Cook text book and in a lecture theatre,” he said. Senior Secondary in 2009. “The best way of learning to be an In her fifth year of teaching at excellent teacher is by working with schools the school, she’s a mentor to other and watching the best teachers in a student teachers. real school environment.” utilised for Ms Murray says the program Point Cook Senior Secondary work makes the process of being a College principal Greg Sperling experience pre-service teacher “less daunting”. says the school is already providing “Point Cook Senior and VU gave student teachers with 12 months’ me the opportunity to apply teaching work experience through a partnership practices in the classroom on a more regular with VU. basis,” she said. The academy will allow this program to be “The importance of the program as a expanded, giving student teachers a chance
pre-service teacher, for me, was not only building relationships with my mentor but also with the staff and, most importantly, the students.” \ LAURA LITTLE
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Shaun Paulet has always loved comic books. As a child, his mother bought him a new comic every month, hoping it would encourage him to read regularly. Paulet couldn’t get enough of them. “My first comic was X-Men in 1991. That’s what hooked me. I enjoyed the fantasy and escape from reality.” The Tarneit resident is about to launch his own series of comics, Xtreme Champion Tournament. The series is about some of history’s most famous heroes and villains, including Greek gladiator Spartacus. Paulet says the series is set in 2069, when the remains of heroes, villains, monsters and creatures long believed to be myth or legend have been found and cloned. The clones are then trained and forced to fight each other to death in an arena, with people looking on. Paulet’s inspiration for his comic was New Zealand TV series, Spartacus. “I loved the TV series and when it ended I came up with how I would continue the stories of most of the characters and introduced some other heroes from throughout history,” he says. Paulet has been working on the comic for about 12 months. To help fund its release, he has launched an online crowd-funding campaign. He’s hoping to raise $5000 in the next four weeks to allow him to print and distribute the comic and travel to the US to promote his work. While in America, Paulet will attend the Dallas Comic Con and Comicpalooza in Houston. He hopes the rise in popularity that comic books have experienced over the past three years will encourage people to invest in his work. “Comic books are very mainstream now, whereas they used to be a niche market. “I go to conventions in Australia and New Zealand which get 20,000 to 60,000 people turning up.” \ LL
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House prices in Wyndham rose by an average of $20,000 in the December quarter last year, but the city remains one of Melbourne’s most affordable municipalities. Latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, based on sales between October and December, reveal average house prices in Wyndham ranged from $336,000 in Wyndham Vale to $425,000 in Point Cook. The median metropolitan house price was $643,000. Hoppers Crossing recorded the highest growth in Wyndham, with prices rising 11 per cent from $328,500 in September to $363,500 in December. Point Cook was the only suburb to record a decline in average prices, falling 3 per cent from $437,786. Ruby Sweeney, of Tarneit’s Sweeney Estate Agents, said she expected Wyndham would remain affordable. Emily Huang has lived in Point Cook for two years and recently bought a house in Williams Landing. She said affordability played a large part in her decision to stay in Wyndham, despite the city lacking the infrastructure of many eastern suburbs. “There’s potential for growth here. We can see the work being done to improve infrastructure and the amenity of the area.” Ms Sweeney said most prospective homebuyers understood they were making a long-term investment. “They have done their research and they know when train stations and shopping centres are coming.” \ LAURA LITTLE
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wyndham gets top billing for electricity Households in Wyndham are paying more for electricity than those in the city or south-eastern suburbs, new figures reveal. A St Vincent de Paul project found Powercor customers in Melbourne’s outer-west paid an average of $1850 a year for electricity last year. CitiPower residents living in the city and eastern suburbs paid $1590, while United Energy customers in the south-eastern suburbs paid $1770. The report found power prices in Wyndham rose by about $80 last year. A spokesman for the Essential Services Commission said prices were higher in the
outer-west because distribution areas were To help residents keep their electricity bills larger and there was more population growth. under control, Wyndham council is running “The distributor in Werribee goes all the an energy workshop this Saturday. way to Mildura, Portland and Bendigo,” he Cr Intaj Khan says residents can bring said. “Those areas have much more land along their household bills and pick up to cover, including less-settled areas, tips on ways to save money. as opposed to inner-city distributors “We’re all looking for ways to “people’s that often cover built-up areas and reduce our household bills,” he said. rents are high-density populations.” “[The workshop] will show you how going up Wyndham City Salvation Army’s to reduce your bills and increase the as well” Sue Brookshaw said energy bills efficiency of your home.” were an ongoing problem for people The workshop will be at the on lower incomes. Wyndham Vale Community Learning “This is all made worse by the fact people’s Centre from 10-11.30am. \ LAURA LITTLE rents are going up as well, giving them less flexibility to put money towards these bills,” » experiencewyndham.com.au she said.
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Wyndham residents are being reminded to register their cats and dogs to avoid being fined $289. All dogs and cats older than three months must be registered with the council. Owners have until April 10 to renew their registration. The city is home to more than 6000 cats and 20,000 dogs. Cr Peter Maynard (pictured with his dog April) says registrations help the council reunite lost pets with their owners and allow it to plan better pet services. \ LL
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If there’s insufficient jobs in the Wyndham area, then why is it naively assumed that any vacant land represents potential subdivisions for housing? The problem is not a housing or infrastructure shortage, but excessive population growth. It’s not due to big families but high rates of economic immigration. With little other economic activity in Victoria, except housing, the next generation will inherit a big infrastructure debt and little to build our economy on to pay the debt. We need to see beyond the housing/construction one-trick-pony to some real innovation and initiative to create a working and productive economy. MARY G \ VIA WEB SOUTH STONE SALE (Weekly, January 19) After reading your article about the possible sale of South Stone aged-
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that this $250 million per year is “additional funding”. It is not. Speed camera and fines revenue to fund this allocation already goes to road projects and has since 2005. Instead of cutting road funding, the Victorian Coalition is investing record amounts to rebuild our road network. In the past three years, the Victorian government has outlaid more than $3.7 billion on roads. The Coalition will continue to deliver the resources our road network needs to make up for the 11 years of Labor’s neglect. TERRY MULDER \ ROADS MINISTER
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Problem gamblers are estimated to have lost $30 million on Wyndham’s poker machines last financial year, prompting calls for $1 bet limits to be introduced in Victorian gaming venues. The Greens are using the latest data from the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to support their plan to introduce legislation to have betting limits placed on poker machines. As reported by the Weekly, gamblers lost almost $250,000 a day on Wyndham’s pokies in 2013. Most money was lost at the Werribee Plaza Tavern, with gamblers giving up $18 million at the venue in the 12 months. Western Metropolitan Greens MP Colleen Hartland said the party’s proposed bill would make a huge difference to families suffering from the detrimental impacts of problem gambling. “Currently, problem gamblers can lose thousands of dollars an hour on pokies,” she said. “ A $1 bet limit would limit losses to $120 per hour. “A $1 limit on bets is the cheapest, most effective and most straightforward option for limiting the losses of problem gamblers.”
Last year, Monash University researcher Dr Charles Livingstone called for $1 limits to be introduced in outer-suburban areas, where gambling losses are among the highest in the state. But Clubs Victoria executive director Richard Evans said betting limits would not prevent problem gambling. “Firstly, address problem gambling as
a health issue. It’s not about the amount [of money being gambled] – it’s about the amount of time a person will stay. ‘‘Problem gamblers will stay longer until they get the same result. “This is a false policy and does not address the issue of problem gamblers ... the problem lies with the person.” \ LAURA LITTLE
A lobby group for Australia’s growth areas is urging the federal government to focus on infrastructure and transport for the areas in its 2014-15 budget. The National Growth Areas Association said new approaches were needed to finance much-needed infrastructure in booming areas. Group president Paul Pisasale, mayor of Queensland’s Ipswich council, argued that growth areas, such as Wyndham, presented tremendous opportunities. “The availability of affordable land, an existing industry base and a relatively young population in outer-suburban growth areas provide real opportunities to boost productivity and improve people’s quality of life,” he said. “We want to work with the government to unlock this amazing potential and open the door to new and emerging industries and jobs of the future.” Cr Pisasale said priorities for outer-suburban growth areas included transport to boost business and jobs, industry development incentives and support and infrastructure for “learning and employment pathways”. \ SH
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Operators of a mental health clinic that moved from Footscray Mall to Nicholson Street Mall say its new site will make it easier for people to access mental health treatment. Mercy Mental Health’s Saltwater Clinic last week was blessed in a multifaith ceremony. Director Mario Blandin de Chalain said the new Nicholson Street building site was safer for clients to access. “Our program tends to see people with more serious mental health issues ... we tend to see people with schizophrenia, bipolar, affective disorder, serious depression and the like.” The site was blessed by indigenous Australian, Hindu, Muslim and Catholic groups to symbolise cultural diversity in the west. A welcome to country ceremony by Wurundjeri elder Aunty Diane Kerr was followed by a Hindu blessing by Mercy psychiatriasts and an Islamic ceremony by Mohamadu Nawas Saleem of the Australian National Imams Council. The clinic has been named after the former European name for the Maribyrnong River. \ GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK
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A Werribee woman has been remanded in custody until next month after being charged with more than 100 offences following an alleged crime spree across the western suburbs. Bronwyn Holland, 25, has been charged with 128 offences including robbery, theft of motor vehicle, theft from motor vehicle, and dangerous driving. Police have not revealed when the offences took place. Ms Holland was scheduled to face Sunshine Magistrates Court on Monday, but did not appear for the short hearing. Her lawyer asked for the case to be adjourned until March 4 and did not make an application for Ms Holland to be released on bail. The court heard that Ms Holland was withdrawing from drugs. She was arrested by police at a house in Werribee on Sunday. Police say the offences took place in Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Altona Meadows, Caroline Springs, Rockbank, Taylors Lakes, Laverton North and Altona North. \ LAURA LITTLE
sometimes it’s best not to soldier on, says war vet As an officer in the Australian army, Anthony Krupa was living his dream. He spent his days serving his country and helping make a difference in communities around the world. But one day, he hit rock bottom. On August 9, 2012, Krupa had a mental breakdown. Eighteen years of placing himself in life-threatening situations had finally caught up with him. On the recommendation of army doctors, Krupa spent almost two months in the Austin Repatriation Hospital in Heidelberg West. He was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. “I had bottled it up all my life,” Krupa says. “I would be driving along, looking in the rear-vision mirror, going under bridges looking to see if there was anyone waiting on higher ground, taking aim. ‘‘I’d be in shopping centres, being very careful where I would walk, with my back to the wall. I was having nightmares at night, waking up and thinking I was back there. “I went from being a very strong, very fit, very determined person to having nothing.” Krupa joined the Royal Military College at
18, graduating as a lieutenant at 20. He served on 11 operations, travelling to Bougainville, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite being a logistics officer, Krupa was involved in a fair bit of combat. Over the years he injured various parts of his body, including his back, shoulder and wrist. But Krupa says
the psychological injuries were the worst. “Of the 40 soldiers killed in action throughout Afghanistan, I was there four times. “One time I was very close to the action in Tarin Kowt. Other times I was in charge of the repatriation.” Krupa was medically discharged from
the army and left to rebuild his life at age 36. He was made aware of the Soldier On Foundation, an organisation set up as an alternative to the RSL to help younger veterans cope with the experiences of war. The foundation helped him through “a really hard time”, giving him the opportunity to share his story with St Kilda Football Club players and to travel to Canada to spend a weekend with wounded soldiers from Canada, America, Britain and Australia. The organisation also put him in touch with the Wyndham Future Leaders Program, through which 18 high school students are raising money for the community and training to walk the Kokoda Track in April. Krupa is mentoring the students, advising them on the physical and mental challenges they will encounter on the trek. To help them out, and give back to Soldier On, Krupa is organising a gala night in Point Cook on March 15. The event at The Brook on Sneydes will include performances from the Royal Australian Air Force jazz band and comedian Lehmo, plus silent auctions. Tickets cost $150 and include a three-course meal and drinks. \ LAURA LITTLE » facebook.com/soldierongala
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What’s your favourite “retreat” spot? I’m fond of Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands. It’s a beautiful place to walk. What’s your favourite place to get coffee or a bite to eat? Cherries at Werribee Plaza make the best cup of coffee. I see at least half a dozen people I know to say hello to while I’m there. Wyndham Cache, opposite Werribee zoo, does nice breakfasts and lunches. I love the French toast with bacon and maple syrup. And Mosaics Bistro [in Werribee Plaza Tavern] has the best fish and chips! What would you change in your neighbourhood? The awful fountain in the middle of Watton Street. We have wonderful artwork in Wyndham, but not that.
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What’s your connection to the local community? I’m secretary and one of the founders of the Friends of Glen Orden Wetlands. The wetlands used to be called Werribee Swamp and went from Geelong almost to Melbourne, but it’s nearly all gone now. I worked with the council’s neighbourhood renewal program to help revive the area. People can get involved in the Friends of Glen Orden Wetlands by attending Clean Up Australia Day on March 2. I’m also hoping to get a ‘junior friends’ group started. I’m a member of Werribee Ladies Probus Club and vice-president and public relations person for the Wyndham Park Community Centre. I’ve also been volunteering with Williamstown Theatre for 43 years.
What do you remember being in Werribee that’s no longer there? When I used to go to Werribee Plaza, everyone there would talk to you. But it’s changed, and I miss that. Most embarrassing moment when out and about? I was asked to find a pair of fur-lined handcuffs for Williamstown Theatre and I went to the local hardware
store to get them. I explained what I was after and why and they thought I was making it up and buying them for myself. As I was leaving I turned around and all the staff were looking at me. My conversation about the handcuffs must have spread! \
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Trail of destruction: A damaged car is towed away. (WAYNE HAWKINS)
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A worker at an Altona Meadows petrol station says it’s lucky no one was killed after police and customers’ cars were struck by another car on Friday. A Victoria Police spokeswoman said officers had tried to intercept a car about 11am at the service station at the corner of Queen and Merton streets. Service station worker Jag Jawanda said two customers’ cars were struck as they were being filled with petrol. He said two bowsers were “totally gone” after a vehicle crashed into them, just metres from where a tanker was unloading petrol. “This guy was using pump number nine and then two police cars rocked up. They blocked him. When he saw
the police, he accelerated. Then he hit the front car, but he couldn’t go anywhere ... and then he smashed into pump number 10. “I think the wife of the customer at pump 10 was sitting in the car. The customer was filling and the car just got all twisted.’’ Mr Jawanda said bowser number seven was also hit before the driver got away. A police station wagon had minor damage, while the second had damage from being sideswiped. A Tarneit boy, 16, has been charged with conduct endangering life, conduct endangering person, and car theft. He was remanded to appear at a children’s court at a later date. A Point Cook boy, 15, has been charged with car theft and was bailed. \ GOYA DMYTRYSHCHAK
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BRIEFS boating pair rescued A man and his dog have been rescued after they became stranded in their boat near Point Cook on Monday. The Portarlington man, 43, and his three-legged dog were stranded at sea after setting off in a fibreglass boat from Portarlington earlier in the day. Police launched an air and sea search about 5pm after receiving reports the boat had not returned to shore. The man and his dog were located by the air wing about 6.20pm. The man was not wearing a lifejacket. The water police’s Leading Senior Constable Mark Hurwood said police urged all boat users to always wear an approved lifejacket. “This is required by law for vessels 4.8 metres and under, when people are alone or at night.” \
David Kennedy might drive a knock-about four-wheel-drive on weekdays, but come the weekend he slides into the seat of a luxury sports car. The 49-year-old, who is single, says he couldn’t afford a family because of his “man toys”– two Chevrolet Corvettes. The Hoppers Crossing man’s pride and joy is a 2012 model valued at about $140,000. It took $50,000 to convert it from left to right-hand drive. Kennedy works at a Sunshine West shop that converts the cars over seven weeks. He had the limited-edition 2012 model converted to commemorate Chevrolet’s 100th anniversary. “It’s the love of my life, and when I take it out for weekend cruising people are impressed.” Kennedy recently showed the car at the inaugural Warrnambool Corvette Owners Show. \ SH
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car impounded A Hoppers Crossing man, 26, has lost his vehicle after allegedly being caught doing a burnout in front of police in Melton West on January 27. Police said the man also returned a positive preliminary drug test and refused to accompany them for a second test. His car was impounded and he’s expected to be charged on summons with traffic offences. \
men arrested over assault Two Werribee men, both 19, have been arrested after allegedly assaulting a man and his girlfriend in the early hours of January 25. Police allege that the men attacked a man, 19, and a woman, 19, at 12.05am near a bus terminal outside Werribee Plaza. The couple had been walking home from a night out. Detective Senior Sergeant John Johnston said the men allegedly drove past the couple before getting out and assaulting them. The man suffered severe bruising to his body and was left with cuts to his head and body. The woman suffered bruising. \ fun day to help alex A fund-raiser will be held at Altona Lacrosse Club on Sunday to raise money for Wyndham Vale’s Alex Miller. In October, Alex, 4, was diagnosed with a rare and incurable brain tumour in the middle of the brain stem, which affects only children. Doctors have told her family she may only have 12 months to live. Alex’s extended family has organised the event to help cover her medical costs. The fun day will include children’s activities, rides, a jumping castle, face-painting, and live and silent auctions from 10am-4pm. \
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e pride ourselves on being known as the community club of the AFL,” says Western Bulldogs community engagement manager Kiemi Lai. Lai, along with players and staff, is preparing for the club’s community camp in Melton and Bacchus Marsh this week. While all AFL clubs take part in community camps around Australia, for the Bulldogs the camps continue the work they’re already doing. “We did request Melton as our camp’s location as it was part of our blitz of getting into the community last year and we wanted to continue that work,” Lai says. “In Melton we’ve been working on building the ‘friendly schools’ program, a relationship with the Western Region Football League and involvement with Auskick clinics.” The camp represents only a small part of the Bulldogs’ community work in Melbourne’s western suburbs. The club works in five regions – Melton, Wyndham, Brimbank, Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay – and has connections with Sunbury and Bacchus Marsh as well. “The club has a very broad program which is split into three different groups,” says Lai. “We have three pillars in our community work: the ‘Fresh’, disability training and community training programs.” Lai says she’s not sure whether there’s any other sporting club that runs a community education service like Fresh, which has “nothing to do with football”. “It’s a Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) program and we have our own classrooms set up with teachers and staff,” she says of the program which allows young people who have had problems with mainstream education to complete senior secondary qualifications. “It provides a pathway to continue education in a very unique way.” The club’s disability program, on the other hand, focuses on using football as a medium to keep people engaged. “We were writing various training programs when we entered into a partnership with Victoria University,” Lai says.
“The Total Footy program, which is part of this, sees the multiple programs. “When I started in 2006 we were doing a participants come to Whitten Oval and do a whole term of lot of programs and were driving the demand. footy learning. It gives an opportunity to be connected and “We have no problems getting people to the activities now. part of the club – and complete a certificate. We have some core programs and are able to maintain these “Anything to do with the club, they just jump on it and it connections.” keeps them engaged.” “Our culturally and linguistically diverse program sees Lai runs the community education part of the club’s us working with people who are 16 and older and with that programs. “We are such a multicultural community club and program we see people transition from being a participant we cannot get away from it. and then trying to find new ways to engage, like being a “Wyndham and Melton are such vast and growing areas volunteer.” with more of a range of backgrounds. It’s not only the program recipients who benefit. The “Using sports, we target under-represented groups like Bulldogs players are involved, too. refugees, new arrivals, indigenous Australians and people “Bob Murphy is the ambassador for the Fresh program and affected by homelessness.” Liam Picken is our multicultural ambassador,” says Lai. Lai believes the community education program funded by “They get involved in various areas of the programs, but it’s the Department of Immigration is something that makes the not necessarily about the players being the centre of all the club’s work stand out. attention. “I think that we would be the only club receiving settlement “In our Koori youth project, we have three indigenous grants [from the department]. players on the list, Brett Goodes, Koby Stevens and Liam “We found it has been successful using sport as a Jones, and they’ve been really connected on a personal vehicle to go with this as people with limited English level with the participants.” “it’s great can still be a part of it. Key-position player Jordan Roughead says the “We work really closely with language centres and to be able to community camps are a great way to give back to the have formed partnerships with them.” community. teach kids” Werribee’s Wee Thaw moved to Australia from “I think all the players love it, just giving a bit Thailand in 2007 and, two years later, joined the club’s of their time back to fans who support them,” says New and Emerging Communities Youth Leadership Roughead. Program in Hobsons Bay. “It’s great to get out there and have a kick with the kids and “[When] we came here, we didn’t know anything about see the smiles on their faces. the community we had moved into or other communities in “We do community camps, country visits, school visits and a Australia,” he recalls. range of programs throughout the year. “Through my school I got involved in the youth initiative “I loved doing it as a kid. It was always pretty special to have program where there were so many activities, and I learned an AFL footballer come out and have a kick with you. about leadership. “It’s great to be in that position now, being able to teach kids “We met new friends, learned about Australia, and it was an and see them having fun.” honour to be a part of it.” Roughead says the camps and visits also offer an Like many participants in the programs run by the opportunity to turn kids and other fans into lifelong Bulldogs, Thaw, now 22, returned to the program in 2010 supporters. as a volunteer. “The reaction is always positive; they’re always excited. We’re Lai says the club aims to keep participants involved with stoked to be there and they are stoked to have us there.” \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 13
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t may not be the sport of kings, but Werribee’s Noel Ryan is proud to have been crowned the greyhound coursing industry’s volunteer of the year. Ryan says while horse racing is for royalty, the “dishlickers” are for common folk like himself. “Anyone can own a greyhound; they’re lovely, placid dogs and reasonably cheap,” he says. The 77-year-old took over as president of the Werribee Greyhound Coursing Club 33 years ago and didn’t retire until September last year. Ryan was recently awarded the National Coursing Association’s Noel Banks Medal for continuous and outstanding volunteer service. Greyhound coursing involves racing two dogs over a 400-metre straight track and complements speed racing of eight dogs around a circular track. But the confusion has caused problems for the local coursing club’s goal of securing a new track in Werribee. “People think we need a huge track, but we only need a narrow grass track 400 metres long,” says Ryan, who helped secure the club’s original track at Werribee racecourse in 1982. That track closed in 2009 to make way for the International Race Horse Quarantine Centre. The club is still searching for an alternative venue, with members forced to travel to coursing tracks in Melton and Ballarat. In coursing or racing over a straight track, Ryan says “you do it for the trophies, not the money”. But these events train the dog for the money-making speed racing, and he admits to a few winners. Ryan and local club secretary John Barsby, who nominated Ryan for the award, raced Wyndham Whiz in speed races, collecting more than $60,000 in prizemoney, including $10,000 for the 2006 AWM
Above: Noel Ryan in a photo from 1978 with his most successful greyhound, Waltz Boy, in Adelaide. (supplied)
Left: Noel Ryan has been granted a greyhound racing award for a lifetime of duty. (michael copp)
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“I took photographs of everything Julian did. Then Harvey, now 10, came Point Cook mother of three Sharon along, and there were the two of them to Petito “shoots” babies for a living. photograph, then Lily-Rose, now 6, made It started with her first-born, Julian, three,” she said. “I capture every moment now 11, and continued with her two in their lives because I would hate to other children. forget anything.’’ Mrs Petito (pictured) is encouraging While Australia’s Anne Geddes uses mothers to put their loved ones in the elaborate props to photograph babies, frame to help a local business. Mrs Petito follows America’s Rachel As a photographer, she Vanoven, known as “the baby specialises in portraiture of whisperer”, who uses natural “I capture children and their families. fibres and settings. every Her stunning photographs “I use organic materials, moment in on Facebook caught the eye things liked hand-knitted their lives” of Eynesbury businesswoman blankets and scarfs and I don’t Renee Willing, who needed over-process photographs,” she pictures of her range of quirky says. children’s clothing and headwear. Ms Willing says she was taken by “I’m not getting paid, but I’m doing Mrs Petito’s work and hopes the local a photo shoot to help Renee as a favour models, aged a few days to six years, can from one westie to another,” Mrs Petito showcase her vintage-style children’s said. clothing and elaborate headpieces, “I have put a call out for volunteer including diamante crowns. models and it’s been amazing.” Mrs Petito says that while volunteer Mrs Petito runs Mi Amor models will not be paid, they will get a Photography, a business she set up CD of professional photographs. \ SUE HEWITT after leaving real estate selling to have children and discovering a passion for » facebook.com/miamorpointcook snapping her son.
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WERRIBEE \ 54 SLATTERY STREET Large families looking to move into the popular south side of Werribee can find versatility and loads of space over two levels – and surrounding land has loads
of room, too. The entry hall opens to a large, elegant lounge room with a bar, making it a fine adult retreat space in which to entertain friends. Next door, through an archway, is a dining room with built-in buffets and windows capturing a leafy outlook. The kitchen is a stylish affair, with an angled,
Caesarstone-topped breakfast bench and white appliances. The adjoining meals area has a wall display unit to show off collectibles, and richly grained timber wall panelling. Along with storage options galore, the use of timber is one of many special touches scattered throughout. There are four bedrooms, each with built-in robes; and a study. The main bedroom with tiled en suite, a second bedroom, powder room and a bathroom with spa are downstairs. A slate-tiled gallery with sitting area ushers in the upstairs spaces which include a very
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large, carpeted living room with copper-topped bar and access to a balcony with views over parkland. These rooms are able to be separated with timber concertina doors, giving plenty of flexibility. Also on this level are two bedrooms and a bathroom. A tiled undercover area runs the full width of the house and provides an excellent entertainment and relaxation space; the paving tiles are a classy touch. A separate outdoor retreat, with ceiling fan, heating and cooling, provides a large room that any teenager would covet – or it could serve as a hobby studio,
Price \ $499,000 – $540,000
games room, guest quarters or anything the new owner can imagine. At the back, a gazebo above tiles couples with an undercover built-in barbecue, and expanses of beautifully laid paving add an extra dimension to family downtime. The entire backyard actually becomes a glam retreat. A cubby house will keep littlies entertained and two large sheds, large-capacity water tanks and a double garage are final flourishes on a property ready to welcome astute buyers. \ CAROLE LEVY
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PRD Nationwide Werribee \ 9742 7557
TARNEIT \ 100 RIVERSDALE DRIVE
Price \ $419,000 – $442,000
PRD Nationwide Werribee \ 9742 7557
Price \ $525,000 – $555,000
Presentation and spacious dimensions of this family-oriented house at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac near Werribee River are impressive. The house has four big bedrooms including a main with walk-in wardrobe and en suite; a lounge and dining room; and a huge family-meals area with bay windows. The large timber kitchen has an abundance of underbench cupboards and drawers and includes a stainless-steel dishwasher, gas cooktop, glass splashback, wine storage and an island bench with breakfast bar. There are manicured gardens, plenty of yard space for the kids to play and a covered entertainment area. Extras include ducted heating and cooling, and a double garage with rear roller door. \
Surrounded by other upscale houses and set beside Werribee River, this Tarneit property is suited to families who prefer modern styling and want all the hard work completed. Of the four spacious bedrooms, there’s a large main bedroom with clerestory window, twin walk-in wardrobes and en suite with dual basins. The bedrooms flank an open study. There are two main living areas including a tiled family-meals zone and an open lounge room, both with large windows. Bi-fold doors link to a deck and landscaped gardens. The kitchen has an island bench, glass splashback, timber-veneer cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances. Extras are ducted heating and cooling. Adding to the package is a double lock-up garage with internal access. The house is handy to schools, shops and walking and riding trails. \
11 Cashmere Court, Wyndham Vale 3024
Shop 3/19 Synnot St, Werribee Ph: 9741 1000 Pat 0417 206 207
– 22nd February 2014 at 01:00pm
WERRIBEE 50 NaNtIlla CREsCENt $625,000
Johnny Pham Property Consultant
Diamond In The Rough You can’t go wrong in this sought after court location close to schools, charming parklands, popular playing fields and convenient shopping centres.
• Freshly painted through out • 3 bedrooms • Renovated bathroom with separate toilet • Large open plan lounge and dining room • Allotment of 484m2 (approx) • New Carpets Features include; Gas wall furnace heating, good sized laundry, carport
For further information please call Richard Falzon 0403 178 791
Shop 20, Manor Lakes Central Shopping Centre Manor Lakes Boulevard Wyndham Vale Vic 3024
Mobile: 0403 881 435 • Fax: (03) 9974 2455 4 Reviewproperty.com.au \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
A RARE GEM WITH OPTION FOR VACANT BLOCK We are offering the growing family this three bedroom home with study which can be easily used as a fourth bedroom. Full ensuite and walk-in-robe to master bedroom, built-in-robes to all other bedrooms. step down lounge, large kitchen/meals area adjoining sitting room, spacious rumpus room and family room with open fire place and cathedral ceilings. Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, dishwasher, double lock up garage. also the lucky buyers will have first option to buy a 707m2 vacant block next door.
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Property of the Week 1 MontPellier Drive Werribee A treasure on the south side • Formal lounge that flows through to the formal dining room • 4 bedrooms situated upstairs, master offers a private spa and parents retreat • Downstairs work from home in the study • Kitchen features marble bench top and splashbacks
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Comprising: • 3 Spacious bedrooms [Two with BIR’s] • Tiled Roof • Polished timber floors • Vertical blinds • Refurbished kitchen with modern appliances
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: • Built- in Wardrobes • Schools • 3 Bedrooms • Easy access to Freeways • Ensuite • Shopping • Bathroom • Transport • Rental income • Caroline Springs Business Centre • Security shutters • Split system air conditioner For further information contact: • Gas ducted central heating, Contact: Domenic Cichello Hws & Hotplates 0412 378 527 Mobile
This beautifully presented 3 Bedroom BV home [Plus] also has offers potential to spare. Fit out includes: • Stainless steel kitchen appliances • Hot plates • Under bench Oven • Range hood • Gas heating Located close to schools: • Schools • Shopping • Transport
Inspection a must if you are looking for a neat and modernized home which is situated in a premier position. 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
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Sanctuary LakeS 4 Spraypoint Drive DIScLOSeD reSerVe auctIOn $382,500 Private paradise lifestyle, this vacant allotment located in the prestigious Sanctuary Lakes Resort in one of Melbourne’s premier golf and resort developments. On the water’s edge offering breathtaking views, nestled in a secure and established area and set on 675m2 approximately. If you have always had the desire to build a unique and luxurious home in an equally spectacular and serene location then don’t let this opportunity pass you by. You will love the recreation club which offers tennis, indoor pool, sauna and gymnasium facilities.
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Shop 425, 1 Main Street, Point Cook
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Tarneit 1 Sandalwood Circuit
The Pinnacle Of Luxury Living This one is certainly in a class of its own to put it mildly when it comes to what apparently is competing with it. Presenting a level of finish and appointments that are only ever dreamed off, yet rarely found, and all here! With its modern inspired colour schemes, the open interior plan features a stunning two-pack hostess kitchen complete with concealed reverse cabinetry doors, upgraded stainless appliances including dishwasher and topped with luxury composite stone bench tops. Whilst the adjoining meals and second family rooms are sizable, there is also a separate formal living. An ensuite features to the master bedroom while there is also a study for the busy home office. Both ducted heating & cooling feature here, while there is an alarm system, powered roller shutters, a solar electricity system and the oversized double garage features both automated and internal access and has been finished with extra storage. Outdoors offers all year round entertaining thanks to the powder coated pergola finished to perfection and entails, feature walls, decked planter boxes and a powered weather blind. There is seriously not a thing to be done, other than move in and live in complete luxury!
191 Watton Street, Werribee 6 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
Sat 11.30-12noon Photo ID required
John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
your property agentâ„˘
Tarneit 12 Whyalla Gardens
Contemporary Family Masterpiece In A Parkland Setting Enjoy all the benefits that this exciting family-sized jewel can offer you with a list of bells and whistles that will impress everyone. Starting with the gorgeous established parkland setting complete with play gyms and basketball court, the gorgeous modern faĂ§ade gives a hint of the joys that lays within! Comprising a formal lounge, there is also a well appointed open plan that entails a modern kitchen complete with stainless upgraded appliances, large adjoining meals and separate second living/family for casual living. The master bedroom entails an ensuite, while there is also a modern main bathroom and a separate study. High ceilings feature throughout, while there is also ducted heating and split system cooling. Outdoors features a double garage with automated, internal and rear access, an adjoining pergola and landscaped backyard. This is one you just move into and get on living in comfort and style!
191 Watton Street, Werribee
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
By appointment Photo ID required
John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
your property agentâ„˘ FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 7
Tarneit 67 Rosegrange Boulevard
A Family Home That Ticks All The Boxes Classy contemporary design with all the luxuries one can desire. Fit for the growing family with four spacious fitted bedrooms and, master with ensuite and walk-in robe. Gorgeous contemporary kitchen with an open plan spacious family/meals arrangement contains stainless steel appliances, ducted heating, evaporative cooling and security system. Multiple living zones include a formal lounge, open plan family area that leads out to an all-weather alfresco area, ideal for year-round entertaining and enjoying the fully established and low maintenance gardens on approx 590m2 land. This beautiful east-facing home is within close proximity to the future Tarneit railway station, walking trails, quality schools, Wyndham Village Shopping Centre and with easy access to freeway from Leakes Road and Sayers Road. A picturesque family home that ticks all the boxes!
191 Watton Street, Werribee 8 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Private Sale $450,000 - $465,000 Inspect
Sat 11.45-12.15pm Photo ID required
Martin Nardo 0450 913 513 James Antonio 0401 889 248
your property agentâ„˘
Point Cook 81 Helmsley Promenade
Lap Of Luxury In Your Own Urban Secluded Paradise! Presenting a magnificent lifestyle with this gorgeous family home in a picturesque prestige location, with lovely parklands/wetlands right opposite and all amenities one could ask for only minutes away. Stunning contemporary décor such as shimmering polished Tasmanian Oak timber floors throughout, exquisite gloss kitchen with glass splashbacks, Caesar stone bench tops, 900mm stainless steel upright cooker, dishwasher, floor to ceiling tiled bathrooms and vanities inset to Caesar stone bench tops, halogen lighting, ducted heating, evaporative cooling, security system, high ceilings, a double oversized remote garage with rear/internal access and the most incredible indoor inground heated LAP POOL and inground heated spa with their own private bathroom. Five bedrooms, ensuite and walk-in robe to master, formal lounge/dining, hotel style bathroom, a massive open plan family meals arrangement leading you through to your secluded indoor dream swimming pool and outdoors a no maintenance timber decked area perfect for your BBQ/outdoor setting surrounded by neat manicured gardens. This amazing property is sure to set you, the wife and the kids heart’s racing!
191 Watton Street, Werribee
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
Sat 1.30-2pm Photo ID required
Bassam Tofaili 0411 449 821 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
your property agent™ FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 9
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Werribee 64 Tarneit Road
Centrally Positioned And Immaculate! A solid built family home with beautiful presentation, character and charm, positioned perfectly within a short stroll to primary and secondary schools, public transport, Werribee CBD’s café strip/restaurants and easy freeway access nearby. Presenting 5 spacious fitted bedrooms, master with fully renovated ensuite, study or 6th bedroom, formal lounge with a gorgeous fireplace, large hostess kitchen that overlooks the meals area and leads out to a world of outdoor entertainment. Some of the many features this very pretty home has to offer are a fully renovated kitchen with HANSSTONE tops, soft close doors, double ovens, inbuilt scullery, Brivis ducted heating, 6Hp refrigerated cooling, 3-phase power, 2 hot water services with isolation valves, 9ft ceilings and the list keeps going… Outdoors enjoy a massive backyard (700m2 land) for the kids to run wild with iron bark timber decked patio area covered by low maintenance colorbond pergola, mains gas BBQ and heater points, large storage garage currently set up as a gym, unrestricted side access from Manor Street allowing easy parking or storage for a boat or caravan. A breathtaking and truly loved home that will set hearts racing!
191 Watton Street, Werribee 10 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
By appointment Photo ID required
James Antonio 0401 889 248 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
your property agent™
Werribee 4 Membrey Close
The House Hunting Stops Here! A great opportunity exists for a first home buyer or investor to add to their portfolio with this fantastic renovated family home. You will be impressed from the moment you enter this home with 3 bedrooms, large formal lounge, fully renovated kitchen with stainless steel 900mm oven and an outdoor entertaining area with built-in fireplace and outdoor spa. Positioned at the end of a court on approximately 735m2 of land with all the extras such as gas heating, air conditioning and ceiling fans, this home ticks all the boxes. Surrounded by amenities including schools, shops, parkland, transport and more.
191 Watton Street, Werribee
Private Sale $310,000 - $335,000 Inspect
Sat 12.15-12.45pm Photo ID required
Martin Nardo 0450 913 513 James Antonio 0401 889 248
your property agentâ„˘ FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 11
Hoppers Crossing 5 Waterside Close
Stylish Living With Parkland Views Positioned in an elite and quiet court in the Kingston Gardens Estate is this showcase family home boasting premium quality fittings and lifestyle that many would only dream of! Comprising three large fitted bedrooms, downstairs master with ensuite, study, great sized formal living zones or theatre room and an impressive open plan of family and meals areas plus a great sized kitchen offering plenty of bench and cupboard space. Upstairs offers another separate living area, two bedrooms and an abundance of storage and roof access. Features include ducted heating, evaporative cooling, Italian polished porcelain tiles, high ceilings, infinity hot water service and rainwater tank. It doesn’t stop there… Outside is everything you would ever want! A double remote garage with drive through access to a 12m x 5m (approx) entertaining area or space for another four cars, neat landscape and resort style gardens with artificial lawns. Inspect this showcase family home today!
191 Watton Street, Werribee 12 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
Sat 12.30-1pm Photo ID required
James Antonio 0401 889 248 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
your property agent™
Werribee 31 Parker Street
Pristine Presentation, Picture Perfect Establishment! Set on an 1020m2 approx in central Werribee amongst matured surroundings is this superb property featuring terracotta tiles, 9ft ceilings, decorative cornicing, a stunning hostess kitchen, halogen lighting, classy light fittings & the list goes onâ€Ś ducted heating, 3 A/C reverse cycle split systems, ducted vac & security system. Presenting an open plan formal lounge leading through to the tiled family meals area, 3 large BRs with BIRs, central bathroom, storage room/attic in roof & laundry. Outdoors, a sensational timber decked entertainment area with its own fixed rangehood for your BBQ, a driveway to accommodate a caravan, boat, trailer & cars, double remote garage, kids cubby house, grey watering system with pumps, 20,000L inground watering tank & meticulous landscaped gardens.
Sat 22nd February at 12noon (Unless sold prior)
Price Range Contact Agent Inspect
Sat 10.45-11.15am Photo ID required
Bassam Tofaili 0411 449 821 James Antonio 0401 889 248
Werribee 2 Villa Walk
Exquisiteness, Charmful Picturesque Establishment! Tucked away in an exclusive court location amongst house proud owners, in one of the nicest estates in Werribee is this stunning family home. Three large fitted BRs, ensuite & WIR to master, study/4th BR, formal lounge with open fireplace, formal dining, open plan informal family/meals arrangement, a fantastic all-weather entertainment area & a double oversized remote garage with access to the rear. Includes solid Tas Oak timber floors throughout the living areas, Tas Oak timber kitchen, 900mm SS upright cooker, SS splashbacks, red cedar timber venetian blinds & quality drapes, gas heating, evap cooling, halogen lighting, 2 garden sheds & more. Set on approx 1011m2 land, within walking distance to lovely parklands, schools, Werribee River bike trails/walking tracks, shops & all amenities.
191 Watton Street, Werribee
Private Sale $500,000 - $550,000 Inspect
Sat 10-10.30am Photo ID required
Bassam Tofaili 0411 449 821 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
your property agentâ„˘ FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 13
Werribee 43 Loyola Road
Sensational Opportunity - South Side Werribee! This lovely first home or investment opportunity is Private Sale positioned perfectly within walking distance to all local Inspect amenities. Three BRs, central bathroom, lounge leading through to a study area & separate meals, modern kitchen & large rumpus/family room. Includes gas Contact heating, A/C, wood fired combustion heater, ceiling fans t/out, IG swimming pool, large garage shed/workshop area, single carport & matured landscaped gardens.
Tarneit 5 Leda Drive
Bassam Tofaili 0411 449 821 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
191 Watton Street, Werribee 14 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
This residence is set on a huge block… ideal opportunity Private Sale for the developer to explore further subdivision. The Inspect existing period style WB residence has been renovated & offers a kitchen adj meals & sep living room, with a combination of polished hardwood & pine flooring. Contact Retaining many of the period features, all BRs offer BIRs, there’s gas heating & A/C, Colorbond roofing completes the look. The potential to further enhance this is endless.
$310,000 - $325,000 By appointment Photo ID required
Perfect Presentation In The Rosegrange Estate This home comprises 3 fitted BRs, the master also Private Sale entails a FES, while the open plan design offers a Inspect generous modern laminate kitchen adjoining meals & large main living room. Ducted heating & split system cooling also feature, while outdoors, the established Contact gardens are great for the kids to run free in full view of the parents! A lock-up garage also keeps the car happy too! Superbly presented in a brilliant location.
3 Werribee 115 Werribee Street North Development Opportunity Or CBD Living!
1 Tarneit 4 Governor Close Tarneit Splendour In An Amazing Location!
$310,000 - $329,000 Sat 10-10.30am Photo ID required Leslie Goodwin 0419 110 582 John Camilleri 0414 778 940
A fantastic first home or investment opportunity Private Sale positioned in a quiet court with schools, public Inspect transport, Werribee River bike trails, parklands & Tarneit West SC all within walking distance. Spacious fitted BRs, ensuite, study, formal lounge, kitchen/meals area, split Contact system heating & cooling, floating floor boards, double remote garage, stencilled concrete area perfect for the outdoor setting/BBQ area & a very generous backyard.
Contact Agent By appointment Photo ID required John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Martin Nardo 0450 913 513
$355,000 - $375,000 Sat 1-1.30pm Photo ID required Bassam Tofaili 0411 449 821 James Antonio 0401 889 248
your property agent™
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Shop 9, Boardwalk Central Shopping Centre 48 Tom Roberts Parade, Point Cook VIC 3030 16 WYNDHAM WEEKLY \ FEBRUARY 5, 2014
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One for the whole family Truganina 7 Vassar Court This 5 bedroom home features formal lounge, master bedroom with Wir & full en-suite with spa, large open kitchen with s/s appliances overlooking the spacious meals area & second living zone followed by a seperate rumpus/theatre room. Extras incl ducted heat, evap cool, d/washer, alarm, dbl garage & great sized 729sqm block (approx).
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The ‘can do’ agents.....
Werribee 21 Melita Avenue
A 5 B 2 C 2 Werribee 16 Westminster Drive
A4 B2 C2
Perfect balance of living & accommodation in a prized location
A modern twist on old world charm
• Stylish & unique home boasting 5 bedrooms, master with ensuite & large dressing room • Free flowing floor plan offering formal lounge with feature staircase, dining, massive rumpus and upstairs living area • Set in a sought after neighbourhood with Werribee River, Werribee CBD and restaurant district only minutes away. Close to schools, parks, transport, walking trails and more • Ducted heating, ducted cooling, floorboards, unique style and lines, dishwasher • Double carport leads to garage, landscaped gardens with a decked pergola
• This home espouses cool, sleek modern lines with warmth, character and charm, creating an ambient, relaxed yet contemporary allure • Upon entry you are met with a rich warm styled lounge and sitting room, then walk through to the cool, sleek epicurean kitchen which has been fully renovated • Paved pergola, landscaped yard is encased by tall hedging and leafy trees • 3 split system heating & cooling units, electric roller shutters, electric gates for housing the vehicles onto the renovated shed/garage with concrete flooring and power
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$460,000 - $480,000 Saturday 1.30 - 1.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835 Steven Richardson 0407 445 567
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$369,000 - $389,000 Saturday 11.30 - 11.45am 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Susie Haber 0403 650 750
A 4 B 2 C 2 D Werribee 18 Derwent Road
A refreshing change, built by Porter Davis Homes, set in the Manor Lakes Estate
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• This home has it all water tank, security doors, solar panels, air conditioning, TV points to all rooms, instantaneous hot water and textured feature walls • The morning sun streams through the open living area & kitchen with s/steel appliances • Master bed with an ensuite & the privacy of a parents retreat • Outside enjoy the privacy of the established landscaped garden with timber deck and the convenience of the remote double garage with internal access • Close to parks, walking tracks, schools, shops & the soon to be opened train station
• At last.......a family home you can afford • Comprising 3 bedrooms, master with ensuite and WIR • Spacious lounge, formal dining area featuring floorboards • Great central kitchen, 900mm oven, dishwasher • Meals/family area with access to good sized yard and pergola • Easy access to 4 car carport/BBQ area/garden shed
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$415,000 - $435,000 Saturday 12.30 - 12.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922
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$285,000 - $295,000 Saturday 12.30 - 12.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922
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591 Sayers Road Hoppers Crossing
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The ‘can do’ agents.....
Tarneit 9 Kalorama Street 4 bedroom plus rumpus family favourite with big yard
A 4 B 2 C 2 Tarneit 881 Sayers Road
A4 B2 C2
Large Family Favourite
• Young 4 bedroom family home • Rumpus room and living space, floating floorboards • High ceilings, expansive bedrooms, alfresco • Ducted heating, 2x split system cooling • Flexible floor plan, large yard with so much potential • Suitable for 1st home buyer or savvy investor • Still under builder’s warranty and located in the accessible Reserve Estate
• Large 25 square, 4 bedroom (or 3 plus large study) • Generous front lounge area • Separate rumpus area • Tiled family room off the kitchen • Ducted heating and cooling • Pitched roof pergola with fans/lights • North facing 488m2 rectangular block
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$360,000-$365,000 Call 97490010 for inspection times Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050 Steve Smith 0418 355 521
Tarneit 3 St Patricks Place
$395,000 Call 97490010 for inspection times Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Steve Smith 0418 355 521 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050
A 4 B 2 C 2 Tarneit 34 Wickford Road
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Grandeur in all regard, one of St James Wood’s finest family homes
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• Master suite inc. WIR & extra-large ensuite,do’ further bdrs all have excessive robing by the ‘can agents..... • Light and bright central bathroom provides for convenient living • Oversized kitchen features island bench and s/s appliances • Formal living, theatre room, bar and separate dining/meals area • Outdoor retreat & pool feat. extensive decking, perfect for outdoor dining • Positioned in one of Tarneit’s supreme estates, sitting on 860m2 of land approx. • On the doorstep of local shops, transport and schools
• Offering 4 bedroom accommodation by the ‘can do’ agents..... • Master suite includes ensuite and oversized WIR • Light and bright central bathroom provides for convenient living • Oversized kitchen features island bench, s/s appliances and double door pantry • Sizable outdoor retreat, features both decking and grass areas • Within walking distance to Tarneit Gardens shopping complex, public transport and local schools
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The ‘can do’ agents..... MORTGAGEE AUCTION
116 Railway Street South
A4 B1 C1 D
Mortgagee Auction • Renovate a large home or redevelop (STCA). • Spacious kitchen-meals area, separate lounge-dining room. • Study, store and central bathroom. • Land size 15.24m x 40.23m (613sqm) approx. • Close to train, shops and schools. • Pier Street cafes/restuarants & Altona beach nearby.
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A3 B1 C1
Altona Meadows 1B Fell Court
One out of the box - This unit has it all
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$320,000-$350,000 Sat 2-2:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Julie Burt 0410 553 517
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An Exceptional Home in a “Garden Wonderland” • Ideal Altona Green location • Three bedrooms, master with ensuite • Large formal lounge, dining, family area • Garage with rear roller door • Established gardens • Walking distance to school, transport
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A3 B2 C1
Altona Meadows 30 Hoddle Way
• Neat, spacious, large courtyard, great location. • Large kitchen. Lots of cupboards & bench space. • Spacious living & dining opening to the courtyard. • 2 generous bedrooms. Semi ensuite with a bath. • Large paved courtyard with a landscaped garden. • Single garage with internal & courtyard access.
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$440,000-$460,000 Sat 12-12:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Barry Seignior 0425 850 607 Julie Burt 0410 553 517
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Altona Meadows 1/63 May Avenue Unit with large courtyard
• Modern kitchen with s/s appliances • Meals area opens to large courtyard • Separate living. Semi ensuite. • Central heating and cooling • Internal access to garage • Near Central Square Shopping Centre Private Sale Inspect Office Contact
$300,000-$330,000 Sat 1-1:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Fiona Ruth 0425 850 608
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New homes & land
he opportunity for first-home buyers to purchase a new house for less than the price of an older one that needs work, or only slightly more than a rental property, has arrived. Developer ISPT has joined forces with builder Nostra Homes to provide a house and land package, named Otto, in the Forsyth Park community in Truganina and priced from $293,900. And that’s for a three-bedroom, two-bathroom, single-garage house. The Otto designs are available in single or double-storey houses with up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a double garage. These packages include window furnishings, floor coverings, Blanco appliances, concrete
driveways and front and back landscaping. “For many families in the rental market there is a certain perception that owning their own home would represent a complete overhaul of their household budget and lifestyle,” Oliver Hume Real Estate Group project director Gerrard Ellis said. “However, with the recent introduction of affordable house and land packages such as the Otto homes at Forsyth Park, this perception is turning around.” Mr Ellis said paying a 10 per cent deposit of $29,390 and assuming the remaining funds are borrowed on a variable interest rate of 5.2 per cent, families can purchase one of the Otto house designs with a home loan which
equates to repayments of less than $340 a week, excluding council and water rates and stamp duty. The Otto houses are near proposed childcare and medical centres and a $1million park, which are due for completion this year. “Families not only enjoy their first home but they can rest assured they’re setting down roots in a premium location. “For many residents of the western suburbs there has never been a better time to enter the property market, so we are excited to deliver a product at such an affordable price.” For more information on buying a property and living at Forsyth Park, call the sales team, drop into the office or visit the website. \
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What’s on GREEN LIVING Fed up with rising energy and water bills? Bring your bills to an energy workshop this Saturday from 10-11.30am. Pick up tips on how to reduce your energy usage, save water and make your home more energy-efficient. Wyndham Vale Community Centre, 86 Manor Lakes Boulevard. ■ experiencewyndham.com.au
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FAMILY FUN Take a ride on a double-decker bus or enjoy a leisurely spin on a ferris wheel at Featherbrook estate’s open day. There will also be live music, an animal farm, a free barbecue and drinks. It’s on February 22 from 10am-5pm. ■ 1800 78 2665
BUD-GRAFTING DAY A free “budding workshop” at Werribee Park Heritage Orchard will include heritage fruit tree sales, and visitors can watch experienced grafters budding fruit trees. Bring hat and sunscreen. Explore a bush tucker trail and enjoy “edible-weed walks”. No experience necessary. Bring a picnic, make a day of it and enjoy the sausage sizzle. 10am-2pm, February 16, at Werribee Park, K Road, Werribee South. ■ 0438 690 048
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FIND YOUR RHYTHM Transport yourself to a traditional African village with a visit to Werribee Open Range Zoo. The zoo will come alive with African drumming workshops, live music and African games every Saturday until February 22. Rhythm of Africa also features musical acts for kids and Ethiopian coffee ceremonies.
COME JAMIESON WAY There’s plenty happening at Jamieson Way Community Centre this year, including tai chi for seniors, yoga classes, French conversation lessons, a coffee and craft group, camera club, sewing, and a group for writers. At 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook. ■ jamiesonwaycc.org.au \
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n 1850 an intrepid young Scott named William Chambers set off up the Murray River from Adelaide in search of his future. He found it some 2000 kilometres upstream on the banks of the serene Lake Moodemere, where he built a homestead among the towering river red gums and planted some grape vines nearby. Those vines, and many, many more planted by those who followed, kick-started an industry that would survive
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Vineyards, where William Chambers’ great, great, great grandson Michael and his wife Belinda greet visitors at their charming cellar door inside the family’s original 1850s homestead. They’ll happily regale you with tales of the region’s colourful past as you sample their fine wines – the unwooded chardonnay is a standout – or perhaps linger for a tantalising antipasto platter served under the red gums by the lake. There’s history, too, at Chambers Rosewood Winery just taste for Rutherglen down the road, where Michael’s cousin Stepen Chambers mans a delightfully rustic operation on one of the family’s original 1850s vineyards. Chambers’ no-fuss, perhaps self-serve approach and stellar muscats and tokays – lauded by American wine guru Robert Parker as linger for an antipasto “some of the world’s most remarkable dessert wines” – saw his cellar door named Australia’s best by platter Gourmet Traveller in 2012. The Chambers clan does not have a monopoly on history. At Campbells’ stylish cellar door, fifth-generation winemaker Colin and his daughters Jane and Susie will greet you with a taste of their renowned Bobbie Burns Shiraz, named for the vineyard established by John Campbell in 1870. And at Jones Winery & Vineyard, winemakers brother and sister Arthur and Mandy Jones make their acclaimed wines using traditional techniques with no irrigation or crushing, just as their family has done for almost 90 years. The winery’s atmospheric and reasonably priced French café is a nod to Mandy’s 14 years working on the Bordeaux vineyards. By comparison, Chris Pfeiffer is a relative newcomer, having established his Pfeiffer Wines in the old Seppelt’s distillery CAMPBELLS WINES on the banks of Sunday Creek just 30 years ago. Still he is a great raconteur on the region’s more recent history, including economic booms and busts, a gold rush, and the devastation of the development of topaque (muscadelle) and apera (sherry), phylloxera, to put the town of Rutherglen on the international marks in which he has played a leading role. And with his winemaking map. winemaker daughter Jen now working in the business, the Newer wine regions to the south might have stolen some of Pfeiffers look like joining the long list of Rutherglen’s venerable its thunder in recent decades, but Rutherglen still looms large winemaking dynasties. \ for its internationally acclaimed fortified wines, titan reds, and Jane Hutchinson visited Rutherglen as a guest palpable sense of history. of Winemakers of Rutherglen. It’s a history that lives on at places such as Lake Moodemere
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It’s easy to imagine whiling away an entire day at this bright and modern eatery in the centre of town. Chef Gavin Swalwell and wife Fi Myers open for breakfast, lunch and dinner on the weekends (lunch and dinner only, Wednesday to Friday). So you might start the day with good coffee and Persian feta, caramelised onions, spinach and slow-roasted tomatoes on toast, linger over a lunch of risotto with exotic mushrooms, and stay on until dinner for the slipper lobster roasted in garlic and chilli butter, which has achieved cult status since Tastes opened 18 months ago.
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13-35 Drummond Street, Rutherglen (02) 6032 9033 A room with a view of the vines is the main drawcard at this smart, contemporary boutique accommodation in the grounds of the historic Jolimont winery. But there’s much more going on, with a pool, gym, tennis courts and function rooms on site. Grab a quick lunch at Tuileries’ casual café, drop into the wine bar or splash out at the acclaimed restaurant on a dinner that might include gum-smoked kangaroo or Murray Valley pork belly with chilli caramel.
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Fine dining and gloriously bucolic surrounds combine to make this one of Victoria’s most acclaimed regional eateries. Chef Simon Arkless (ex Bibendum, London, and Comme, Melbourne) has earned a coveted chef’s hat for this indoor-outdoor dining room on the terrace of the All Saints winery. You can see why, with dishes such as grilled cuttlefish with house-made merguez sausage and tokay crème caramel. Impeccable service and views complete the package.
Old-world charm meets modern comfort at this former Bank of Australasia (circa 1899) transformed into a B&B. Two spacious guest rooms are resplendent in Victorian flourishes and boast king-size beds, open fireplaces, TV and en suite complete with spa baths. Owners Doug and Jenni Cordes serve a cooked breakfast downstairs in the former banking chamber (cereal and toast laid out in the old vault). Or travel back in time with a winery tour in Doug’s 1925 Studebaker.
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Come mid-March, the normally sleepy streets of Rutherglen will become a thriving hub as thousands of food and wine lovers converge for the annual Tastes of Rutherglen festival. Over two consecutive weekends, 19 participating wineries will showcase the best the region has to offer, with tastings of matched food and wines, special dinners, masterclasses, talks, entertainment and activities for the whole family. Buy tickets online or at any of the participating wineries and redeem them for a glass of wine and a matching entrée at any of the venues, or for one of the myriad activities. For those who don’t fancy driving, there’s a choice of four shuttle bus routes touring the region. Hop on and off at will to sample the likes of spiced pork belly matched with a glass of 2012 viognier at Campbells, or perhaps a tasting plate of decadent desserts and a glass of late-harvest muscadelle at Pffeiffer Wines. Join a cooking class with chef Simon Arkless at All Saints Estate or a Wine Sensory Lab at St Leonards, and finish off at Lake Moodemere Vineyards with tastings of Chambers fortifieds, led by local legend, Bill Chambers. There’s also live music at most venues.
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alentine’s Day has been steadily gaining momentum as a popular way for couples to spoil each other and take time to acknowledge and respect a relationship. This year, even Pope Francis has invited engaged couples to spend Valentine’s Day with him, an audience to be known as “The Joy of Yes Forever”.
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Passed away peacefully on Saturday, 25th January, 2014 at the Melbourne Private Hospital. Joe leaves behind his devoted wife Giovanna, his daughter Enza, son-in-law Issam and grandchildren Amina & Jamal. His son Sebastian, daughter-in-law Alda and grandchildren Alana & Dante. His son Michael, daughter-in-law Maria and grandchildren Joseph, Anthony & Damian. We would like to thank all our family and friends who paid their respects and donated to the Werribee Mercy & Dialysis Unit. The total raised was $3,225.00. Special thankyou to the ISCW past and present Committee members and staff for their loving support during this difficult time. Thankyou to all the Staff at the Dialysis Unit in Werribee, The Epworth, The Alfred and Wonthaggi Hospitals. Our sincere thanks to the Team in the Werribee Mercy, Emergency Resuscitation Unit. Words cannot express our gratitude at the level of professionalism, care and empathy shown by The Melbourne Private ICU Specialists, Doctors and Nurses who attended to Joseph’s every need. It was very reassuring to us that during his stay, everything that could have been done was done. Thanks for the wonderful memories – you will never be forgotten.
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WERRIBEE Factory space to share 100 square metres, plenty of pallet racking storage available plus forklift. $500pcm. Ph 9742 4413.
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For Sale Carpet
23 meters. 80-20 with Air Tread Underlay, beautiful colour. Excellent condition. $500 the lot, see on floor. Phone 0426 260 785.
Garage Sales WERRIBEE 16 Sinns Avenue, Saturday 8th February, 9am onwards. Household items and lots more. All must go. Find a bargain.
HOPPERS CROSSING St Peter’s carpark, Guinane Ave, Saturday 8th Feburary, 8am-1pm. Bargains galore - be early! POINT COOK Unit 31, 22-30 Wallace Avenue, Saturday 8th February, 9am-4pm. Tools, household items and toys.
ALBION 2BR rear unit, spacious bedroom, BIR’s, modern kitchen. Close to station, shops and school. No pets. $290pw. 0412 555 227.
HOPPERS CROSSING 4BR house with double garage, gas appliances, close to train/school, no pets, $300pw. 0412 555 227.
BROOKLYN 2 Cypress Avenue, 3BR home. Close to shops, transport and schools. $350 per week. Phone 9367 6724.
NEWPORT Renovated 2BR home robes kit/meals spacious lounge ducted heating yard walking distance to schools/shops/transport $310pw Pat 0417 206 207.
St Albans Town House
As new 3BR BV, BIR’s, gas ducted htg & evaporative cooling, alarm system, sec doors, sgle LUG, garden shed, close to all amenities, $340pw plus bond. Phone 0403 589 533. SUNSHINE 1BR studio, upstairs, next to Sunshine train station, air cond, new timber flooring, no pets. $220pw. 0412 555 227. TARNEIT 4BR plus study, 2 living areas, A/C, double garage, 2 bathrooms, large outside decking. $350pw. Phone 0425 164 376.
TARNEIT Mod large 4BR BV ensuite WIR BIR’s kit/meals adj family large lounge ducted heating evap cooling remote double garage $350pw Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000. WERRIBEE Central freshly painted 2BR v/unit BIR’s kit/meals sep lounge garage close trains/buses/ shops $240pw Pellegrino R/E 3/19 Synnot St W/bee 9741 1000. WERRIBEE SOUTH 2BR home robes kit/meals sep lounge air con shed yard $200pw Pellegrino R/E 3/19 Synnot St W/bee 9741 1000. WYNDHAM VALE Mod 3BR walk thru robes to ensuite BIR’s kit/meals adj lounge duct heat garage $270pw Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000.
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CARAVAN HIRE All sizes from $52 a week. Phone: 0408 369 770.
ST ALBANS Central, freshly painted, 1BR unit, with car space. Gas appliances, refs req. $200pw. Call 9366 1824 or 0438 661 824.
Moving Overseas ★ Sale ★ MOUNT COTTRELL 69-117 Faulkners Road, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th February. Gates open at 8am-3pm. Entire contents of 6BR’s, 2 lounge rooms, 2 offices and garage. Offers on everything.
G’S IT Computer repair. For all your computer problems PC or Mac, call for a qualified Microsoft certified system engineer. Call 0433 655 193.
To Let ALTONA MEADOWS Freshly painted 3BR BV home BIR’s sep lounge polished floorboards kit/ meals area garage close to shops/ transport $300pw Pellegrino R/E 3/19 Synnot St W/bee 9741 1000.
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Simply Stunning Apply for this one to be able to enjoy three spacious bedrooms plus study, two bathrooms plus powder room. All 3 bedrooms have the added luxury of walk in robe master with well-appointed en suite bathroom. There are multiply living areas over two levels comprise open plan informal living incorporating ultra modern kitchen , sleek cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and generous work space, adjoining family and dining area with superb courtyard and access to the douple garage. Up the staircase leads to a further living space which provides area for quiet relaxation. Features include ducted heating air conditioning, , double garage, high ceilings, contemporary colour scheme plus professionally landscaped front and rear gardens. All this and so much more in a location that boasts more than convenience, with easy access to freeway and the soon to be constructed train station, contact now for a viewing.
SANCTUARY L AKES 27 Monterey Bay Drive, Saturday 8th Februar y 8.30am-2.30pm Furniture (Balinese), home decor, filing cabinet, clothing, vinyl records, jewellery, new items, rugs, canvas prints, storage c/boards, craft items and heaps more no early birds, doors open at 8.30am TARNEI T 1 3 Loma Cou r t, Saturday 8th February, 8am-2pm. Relocating. Furniture, household goods, etc. All must go. TARNEIT 9 Woodhall Place, Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th Feb, 9am-2pm. Electrical goods, dishes, alot of odds and ends.
Musical Instruments and Equipment VIOLIN/Viola/Cello. Sales and repairs specialist. Student and prof instruments. Free consultation. Ph: 9395 2510 / 0416 285 365.
Wanted to Buy
BUYING PAINTINGS Buying paintings and old prints. Top price paid. Please call Petrit now on 0401 032 111.
VINYL RECORDS Wanted. Why leave your records collecting dust? Turn them into cash. No Classical. Contact Len: 0423 297 550 or 9749 5261.
HOPPERS CROSSING 1/3 Redwood Drive
HOPPERS CROSSING 39 Mossfield Drive
TARNEIT 9 Pinjar Avenue
WERRIBEE 11 Melia Court
WILLIAMS LANDING 37 Waterways Blvd
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2 BEDROOM UNIT 1/14 Pyke St, W’bee
$250pw Brotherhood of St Laurence Youth Transitions Program
3 BEDROOM HOUSES / TOWNHOUSES / UNITS 47 Mount Eagle Way, W’Vale $250pw
FOOTSCRAY WEST Room to rent for a mature working person. Must be tidy. Close to transport. $130pw, no bond, no bills to pay. Contact Peter 0425 736 095. LAVERTON Large room to rent for a mature working person. Must be tidy. Close to transport. $145pw, no bond, no bills to pay. Contact Peter 0425 736 095. POINT COOK Close to shops, bus and train stations. Seperate bathroom and one living area. $120pw. Phone 0469 730 251.
POINT COOK 2 rooms available, fully furnished, Close to all amenities. $165pw includes utility bills. Phone 0433 181 741. SPOTSWOOD Person required to share 3BR house. 2 rooms avail. $120pw including bills. Close to everything. Ph 0422 754 399. TARNEIT 1BR with own bathroom, male or female, must be emp. $160pw + 4 weeks bond. Refs preferred. Ph 0409 316 592
Land Home Sites for Sale
158 Shaws Rd, W’bee
4 Melia Way, W’bee
13 Oxley Crt, W’Vale
35 Callistemon Dr, H’ Xing
18 Mariposa Way, T’neit
More Properties Urgently Wanted!
FOR SALE 1 land block in Bontanica Springs. 575m2, 18m by 32m. Close to Woodgrove Shopping Center & trains. 0411 388 065.
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Commercial and Industrial Properties
Derrimut - Factory for Lease Modern tilt slab factory. Office area, high roller door. $22,000pa + GST / outgoings. Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot Street, Werribee.
Pat: BH 9741 1000 / 0417 206 207
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Cashier, Butchers, 2nd or 3rd Year Apprentices Wanted
DEER PARK ESSENDON GREENSBOROUGH HOPPERS CROSSING
For retail shop in Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre. Pre packing exp essential. Cleaning positions also available. Mon - Fri 3.00pm6.00pm & weekends 12.00pm6.00pm. Weekend work available for Juniors 9.00am-6.00pm Please Phone 9395 7771
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Experienced Drainer. Domestic work. Truck licence essential. Ph Peter 0419 366 295. Hollywood Plumbing.
Training and Career Services
Please call: 8360 8055 or 0417 301 427
McKenzie Aged Care Group At Sutton Park in Melton South are looking for experienced and dedicated professionals(EEN’s and RN’s) to join our growing team following the completion of the new extension in early February 2014. For further information please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org G6615277AA-dc4Feb
Office Duties Poultry Palace is seeking a person to cover our busy period from 5am to 9am. Permanent casual position. Must be computer literate and competent with the english language.
Ballan Holden require an Experienced New Car Detailer to join their busy New Car Detailing Department. Must have Drivers Licence and be experienced in all aspects of New Car Detailing.
Lifeline offers: - A nationally recognised Telephone Crisis Support training course - Personal and professional growth and development - Giving back to your community - Ongoing support in your work with Lifeline - Learning new skills or enhancing existing skills
To work in Children’s Services from 2014 you either need to hold a Certificate III in Children’s Services qualification or be actively working towards one.
Local concreter wanted for full or part time position in Werribee area.
Phone Zak 0411 440 157
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Classes commence 12th February 2014.
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Chauffeur Drivers Reqd
ROOF TILER 1st Year with experience or 2nd Year. Must be hardworking, reliable and Driver Licence essential. Werribee area.
Phone Vicki: 0401 835 927
Applications Close: 14th February 2014.
Please email resumes to
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We are a commercial baby leaf salad company based in Bacchus Marsh and are looking for a HC Driver to join our fast paced team.
Applicants must have a forklift licence.
1300 663 161
We are seeking to hire permanent casual people to represent our company. Current Driver Licence, Driver Accreditation Certificate, MSIC Card, Level 2 First Aid are required. This position may suit semi-retired, responsible, reliable people who have the ability to work with people, have good communication skills, who are self-motivated and competent. This position has variable hours of work, both mid-week and weekends. Above award wages.
This role involves local work, with day and night driving.
Phone us to see if you’re eligible for a Government subsidised place. Student enrolment fees from $120.55
Seeking Catalogue Deliverers for local distribution. Up to $150/wk. Flexible hours. Enquire ASAP G6608287
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Our stimulating and innovative program, which includes interactive classroom delivery, hands on practical demonstration and work placement takes place in our exceptional childcare facility giving you a rare and unique opportunity to not only learn about children’s services in a classroom, but in your surrounding environment.
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Our specially designed classes have been developed by our team of highly experienced trainers to ensure you have the skills and knowledge needed, not just to work in the childcare industry, but to ensure you have the right foundation to begin your career.
*Training delivered with Vic & Cmlth Govt funding. TOID 21694 **Subject to Concession eligibility
Toll People are currently seeking Linehaul Drivers / Yardie / MISC Drivers with MC/HC Licence, starting from Western Suburbs Melbourne. To Be successful for this position you must have: • Current MC/HC Licence with 2 years’ experience for the above position • Ability to read, write speak and understand English • Previous interstate driving experience is advantageous • Ability to represent company with positive attitude • Must have a current log book • Properly complete all required paperwork • Current Vic Road demerit point report
Wanted HC Drivers. Must have MSIC Card. Local work for small family owned business. Contact 0411 646 186.
Are you ready to begin your career in Childcare?
The Malka Group offers more than 60 Government funded* qualiﬁcations via multiple delivery modes, including; Childrens Services, IT, Disability & Mental Health.
Phone for an interview 9399 - 9999
Applications close 31st January 2014.
Mon – Thurs, 9am – 4pm : 5222 2255 http://lifeline.mercury.com.au/ViewPosition.aspx?id=10171
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If this is the position for you then apply today you can either send your resume to email@example.com or call Reena at Toll People on (03) 8369 2400
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APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Mon 17 Feb 2014
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Experienced New Car Detailer
INFORMATION and SELECTION DAY: SAT 22 Feb 2014, 9am to 5pm ATTENDANCE COMPULSORY
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For Werribee Poultry farm, casual part time position. Some heavy lifting, email 1 page application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Must be qualified in Hairdressing and have the necessary skills to manage a Hair & Beauty Salon. Send your resume to: email@example.com
Please contact Anne on 9369 5199
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SALON MANAGER REQUIRED
We require a fully qualified Panel Beater with car-o-liner experience to work in our busy Hoppers Crossing workshop.
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Wanted 1st, 2nd or 3rd Year. Must have experience in lock-up and fix. Immediate start. Phone Kevin 0413 454 175.
Integration Aide Training
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0402 300 844 Promo applies to auto tuition only
Vacancies: • Metropolitan Remand Centre – maximum security, male facility, located in Ravenhall
For further information on speciﬁc location vacancies, and to apply online, please visit www.cvcareers.com.au Applications close 5pm, Monday 10 February 2014
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Dressmaking Ellie’s Embroidery 0411 592 545
Hats, caps, t-shirts, windcheaters, towels, dressing gowns, baby needs. Clubs and corporate welcome.
1300 138 910
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Wedding Photo Wedding Photo Albums
From $595, full coverage, inc CD’s 20 years exp. Ring Mike 0416 386 049 or 9748 4651.
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STRETCHED LIMOUSINES 6, 8 and 10 passengers, 24 hour service. Phone 9743 1728 or direct to limousine 0419 651 888.
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DRESSMAKING And Design it, resize it, patch or hem it. or 0416 289 121.
ALL CARS REMOVED FREE CASH PAID FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS
0410 407 048 9369 1711 LMCT - 10163
Where property lives
We pay minimum $150
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Private party sales are open to negotiation, therefore statutory charges may vary and are not included in quoted prices.
Cash For Cars
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giants in the box seat Young Giants starting pitcher Wes De Jong threw his first complete game of the summer. Werribee Giants catcher Oliver Box has pop It was not his most commanding in his bat and was under coach’s instructions performance, but the Cougars failed to to use it for the “good of the team”. pounce on his loose pitches. Box took the advice on board, unleashing “He got away with a couple of pitches that a monster seventh inning grand-slam home were left up high, that got hit but not hit hard run to underpin the Giants’ 11-1 road win enough to do any damage,” Balzer said. over Berwick City Cougars in Baseball “It’s my job as a coach to remind him about Victoria’s summer league division 2 on that. Otherwise it was outstanding by him Saturday. – he threw a lot of strikes and had a great With a 4-1 lead, two out and bases game.” loaded, Box got a pitch in his The Giants have secured a return to “it was wheelhouse and “went the yard” the playoffs and are in contention for to ram a dagger in the heart of the a home semi-final series. quite a Cougars. They opened up a two-game close “He’s the only real home-run break over the fifth-placed Berwick game” threat that we’ve got and I put it on City with three rounds to go, but the him when he was coming up to bat,” Cougars won’t be able to make up the Giants coach Phil Balzer said. difference due to an upcoming bye. “I said, ‘Have one or two swings as hard as The only other threat was sixth-ranked you can, provided it’s the right pitch, because Malvern, but they fell out of contention with a you’re a home-run hitter – that’s what you do one-run loss to Moorabbin. and go for it’.” “It will mean there’s not so much pressure A 10-run win may sound routine, but it was on us ... maybe I can try a few other things far from cruisey for the Giants. and throw some other pitchers in to get them Despite multiple hits from Jonathan Lowe ready for the finals,” Balzer said. (three), Wade Balzer (three) and Todd Kreihn “You’ve also got to keep a winning feeling (two), the game was still up for grabs until the going, a winning momentum, so we’re not Box home run. going to experiment too much.” “It was quite a close game going into the The Giants will face ladder leaders seventh inning,” Balzer said. “Three runs Williamstown Wolves at Presidents Park on is not much for a team to rattle a few hits Sunday from 3.30pm. \ LANCE JENKINSON together and tie it up.”
BRIEFS Football The latest batch of Werribee Tigers recruits are young and eager to learn from new coach John Lamont, considered one of the best development coaches in the Victorian Football League. The Tigers have secured one-time North Melbourne-listed player Brayden Norris, via Aberfeldie, along with Brody Miochek (Maribyrnong Park), Jake Sharp (Murray Bushrangers), Jason Robinson (Western Jets), Josh Porter (Wangaratta Magpies) and Ryley Norris (Murray Bushrangers). \
SCOREBOARD Q CRICKET VSDCA: EAST WEST 1ST XI: Endeavour Hills 183 bt Oakleigh 169 (Hodgson 50), Noble Park 5-215 (Perera 85) bt Yarraville 8-181, Werribee 3-140 (Wolfe 110) bt Melton 123, Box Hill 3-285 bt Altona 215 (Jones 60), Williamstown 9-239 bt Mt Waverley 8-235( Beddingfield 67 Harry 60 Bratby 5-35), Bayswater 191 and 0-76 (Hanley 60 no) bt Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows 126 and 8-87, Croydon 5-165 and 5-82 bt Sunshine 110 and 133. 2ND XI: Yarraville 190 (Cruden 55) bt Noble Park 180 and 2-24, Werribee 7-211 (McCall 77) bt Melton 207, Bayswater 249 bt Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows 133, Croydon 2-57 bt Sunshine 52 and 9-153, Williamstown 246 bt Mt Waverley 188 (Millier 54), Box Hill 7-235 (Andreassen 58 bt Altona 8-233, Oakleigh 9-274 bt Endeavour Hills 195 (Law 100 no). NORTH WEST 3RD XI: Melton 6-148 (Casey 79 no) bt Werribee 146, Plenty Valley 182 bt Coburg 117 and 8-132, Altona 306 bt Ivanhoe 268 (O’Brien 73 Robinson 51), Preston 179 (Buckow 6-41) and 2-40 bt Sunshine 160 (Boughton 6-48), Williamstown 9-391 (Popa 140 Bratby 103) bt Kew 173, Brunswick 7-205 (Anderson 60) bt Yarraville 195, Balwyn 6-313 (Ramjee 185 Ting 53) bt Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows 9-213 and 4-64. 4TH XI: Plenty Valley 8-169 (Dhuri 56 no) bt Coburg 164, Preston 9-231 bt Sunshine 79 and 99 (Dinatale 5-9), Altona 180 and 5-127 bt Ivanhoe 135 (Mulhall 54 no), Kew 8-190 (Mannix 77 no) bt Williamstown 188, Yarraville 5-207 (MacGibbon 62) bt Brunswick 205, Werribee 4-202 (Doolan 69 Abdul Sathaar 53) bt Melton 95 and 9-144, Balwyn 7-226 bt Roxburgh Park-Broadmeadows 158. VICTORIAN TURF: Rd 9 Day 2: Snr: Keilor 238 and 3-89 bt Strath 193, Yarrav Club 371 and 0-47 bt AWStC 231, Sth Caulf 251 and 6-119 bt Hopp Cr 138, Greenv 330 bt Bri Dist 142 and 2-17, Old Ment 9-241 and 1-5 bt Bent 217, St Bern 245 and 5-117 bt Beau 128. North:
Cricket Trent Lawford’s meteoric rise from club cricketer at Wyndhamvale to state all-rounder with South Australia has been well documented. Lawford was on board with the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League and made his first-class debut with the Redbacks in the Sheffield Shield. The 25-year-old was back playing grade cricket for Adelaide against Southern District in the SACA competition on Saturday. He hit a scintillating 265 off 187 balls, including 28 sixes. \
Power hitter: Oliver Box is the Werribee Giants’ top home-run threat this season. (DARREN HOWE)
VICTORIAN U-15 C’SHIP: BOYS: Cup: Werribee 10 bt Sunshine 4. Plate: Albury 9 bt Frankston 0. GIRLS: Cup: Waverley 14 bt Knox 0. Plate: Casey 17 bt Frankston 0.
10. 4ths: Berwick 21 bt Springvale 1. Div 3: Ballarat 18 bt North West 3, Ormond GH 10 bt Chelsea 3, Footscray 18 bt Monash University 3. Res: Ballarat 20 bt North West 5, Ormond GH 11 bt Chelsea 3. Div 4: Women: Div 1: Springvale 11 bt Doncaster 0, Essendon 13 bt Footscray 6. Div 2: Springvale 13 bt Moorabbin 10, Werribee 13 bt Melbourne 0. U-18: State: Cheltenham 15 bt Preston 1, Doncaster 6 bt Geelong 3, Blackburn 11 bt Sandringham 8, Waverley 8 bt Essendon 1. Metro: Fitzroy 12 bt Malvern/Melbourne 2, Upwey FTG 20 bt Newport 1, Werribee 24 bt Sunshine 1. U-16: State: Springvale 3 drew Melbourne 3, Berwick City 12 bt Sandringham 2, Waverley 8 bt Fitzroy 5, Geelong 16 bt Preston 3. AAA: Geelong 10 drew Malvern 10, Doncaster 12 bt Essendon Black 1, Sandringham 15 bt Springvale 12, Waverley 14 bt Newport 3. AA: Williamstown 14 bt Preston 13, Upwey FTG H 14 bt Mulgrave 8, Upwey FTG Y 13 bt Ormond GH 4, Waverley 24 bt Berwick 0, Sunshine 18 bt Melbourne 2. U-14: State: Essendon 8 bt Malvern 3, Waverley 12 bt Melbourne 5, Sandringham 16 bt Blackburn 2, Cheltenham 8 bt Preston 7, Newport 10 bt Geelong 9. Metro West: Geelong 22 bt Doncaster 8, Werribee/Sunshine 28 bt Preston 5. U-12: State: Cheltenham 12 bt Preston 4, Sunshine 13 bt Melbourne 8, Newport 11 bt Essendon 1, Waverley 28 bt Sandringham 3. U-12: Metro West: Essendon Black 20 bt Port Phillip 3, Fitzroy Lions 17 bt Werribee 7, Geelong 17 bt Preston 1.
VICTORIA SUMMER LEAGUE: Div 1: Geelong 8 bt Essendon 5, Doncaster 6 bt Sunshine 5, Melbourne 4 bt Upwey FTG 3, Newport 7 bt Preston 2. Res: Geelong 5 bt Essendon 3, Sunshine 6 bt Doncaster 3, Melbourne 9 bt Upwey FTG 7. 3rds: Essendon 8 bt Geelong 6, Blackburn 11 bt Sandringham 2. 4ths: Essendon 14 bt Geelong 3, Sandringham 8 bt Blackburn 6. Div 2: Werribee 11 bt Berwick 1, Port Melbourne 4 bt St Kilda 1. Res: Berwick 12 bt Werribee 10, Moorabbin 11 bt Malvern 9, Springvale 16 bt Mulgrave 0. 3rds: Springvale 11 bt Bonbeach
BOWLS VICTORIA SATURDAY METROPOLITAN PENNANT: Rd 15: Premier Division: ESSENDON 1898 bt YARR/FOOTSCRAY 0-51 (A Flapper 33 bt N Black 6 N Wilson 20 bt A Dove 14 A Tomkins 24 bt W Roberts 15 P Loe 21 bt J Pearce 16), BURWOOD DISTRICT 2-70 lost to MENTONE 1679 (B Jackett 17 lost to B Cheyne 18 M Wilson 15 lost to B Jones 23 W Ogden 13 lost to A Klose 21 J Coles 25 bt B McCallum 17), MELBOURNE 1478 bt ALTONA 4-69 (M Wilks 15 lost to M Rennex 16 B Leighton 22 bt B Coad 20 S Mortimer 23 bt B Foley 11 D Fisher 18 lost to B Peck 22),
Willi CYMS 8-411 bt Keilor Pk 209, Alt Nth 9 (dec)-173 and 1-39 bt Foot Utd 79 and 132, Doutta 4 (dec)-298 bt RPB 212 and 5-89, Tulla 82 and 6 (dec)-177 bt Laverton 102 and 63, W Cob 9-241 bt Westm 95, Spots 9-285 and 2-58 bt PEGS 207. West B: Kings Baps 257 bt Deer Pk Ard 243, Suns Hts 9 (dec)-302 and 7-372 bt Foots ANA 126, Suns Utd 8-196 and 0-46 bt Barkly St Utg 177, Pt Cook 131 and 7-145 bt N’port-Digm 86 and 9 (dec)-188, Suns YCW 190 and 7-161 bt Bentleigh 128, Seabrook 9-249 and 5-56 bt Wynd’vale 201. WESTERN SUBURBS UNITED CHURCHES: A.E. Lowe Shield: St Johns 6-236 bt Hoppers Crossing 229, Eynesbury Eagles 5-322 bt Altona Sports 147, Rockbank 1-15 v Avyukt Aryahi Maidstone, United Tarneit SC 0-1 v CSU 241. Bill Honey Shield: Williamstown Congs 4-212 bt Altona Sports 180, Hoppers Crossing 5-301 bt St. Johns 9-194 and 0-102, United Tarneit SC 8-721 bt Kingsville Baptists 4-355, Altona Roosters 4-136 bt Footscray ANA 28 and 49. Tasman Smith Shield: Western Lions 9-229 bt Rockbank 145, Western All Stars 7-267 bt Manor Lakes CC 7-231, Kings XI CC 9-286 bt St Andrews 202.
Football Werribee Masters Football Club president Jason Bezzina says his club is ramping up preparations for a new AFL Masters season. The Tigers will field sides in the over 35s, over 40s and over 47s in 2014. Training began last night at Wyndham Vale Reserve \
BRIGHTON 14-87 bt CLAYTON 4-81 (T Shannon 18 lost to G Adams 30 G Maskell 14 lost to D Holt 15 C Twentymen 30 bt B Bedwell 17 A Wilson 25 bt G Archer 19), MOONEE PONDS 16-94 bt BUNDOORA RSL 2-71 (S Fordham 23 bt I Ewing 17 B Spurr 24 bt N McIntyre 15 A Galloway 16 lost to D Diflorio 21 M Jacobsen 31 bt L Aiello 18). Div 1: Sec 1: Kew Hts (1) 16-94 Kings (1) 2-74, Rich Uni (1) 3-69 MCC (2) 15-76, Elst Clb (1) 14-73 Werr (1) 4-64, Montm (1) 4-66 Pres/Res (1) 14-88, Bund RSL (2) 9-79 Deer Pk (1) 9-79. Sec 2: Glenr (1) 16-93 Bright (2) 2-63, Lal (1) 14-86 Ivan (1) 4-78, Fitz Vic (1) 16-96 Melb (2) 2-74, MCC (1) 4-85 Ess (2) 14-87, Moon Val (1) 18-114 Melton (1) 0-55. Div 2: Sec 1: Werr (2) 2-72 Alt Sports (1) 16101, New (1) 0-55 Will (1) 18-86, Alt (2) 1886 Rosam (1) 0-59, Yarr/Foot (2) 18-107 Port Melb (1) 0-49, Flem/Kens (1) 16-114 Suns C (1) 2-61. Sec 2: Keil (1) 16-108 Strath (1) 2-57, Broad (1) 4-78 Sunb (1) 14-89, Buck Pk (1) 16-75 Glenr (2) 2-65, Clift Pk (1) 2-77 Lal (2) 16-84, W Cob (1) 16-90 Moon Pds (2) 2-79. Div 3: Sec 1: Mari Pk (1) 16-79 Alt (3) 2-69, Hopp (1) 3-79 Suns VRI (1) 15-85, Lav (1) 1-78 Werr (3) 17-92, Yarr/Foot (3) 16-89 Suns RSL (1) 2-71, Melton (2) 18-104 Foots Pk (1) 0-55. Sec 2: Glenr (3) 16-86 Fitz Vic (2) 2-72, Glad Pk (1) 16-83 Ess (3) 2-74, Strath (2) 16-90 Cob More (1) 2-72, Sunb (2) 3-77 Hopp (2) 15-80, Moon Pds (3) 2-78 Moon Val (2) 16-97. Div 4: Sec 1: Werr (4) 16-87 St Alb (1) 2-71, Hopp (3) 2-73 Yarr/Foot (4) 16-83, Alt (4) 1893 Keil (2) 0-62, Will (2) 16-117 Alt (N) (1) 2-57, City of Melb (1) 4-72 Sunb (3) 14-73. Sec 2: Aber (1) 16-73 Buck Pk (2) 2-58, Pres/Res (2) 14-96 Clift Pk (2) 4-74, Keil (3) 15-81 Werr (5) 3-67, Ess (4) 16-89 Lal (4) 2-68, Sunb (4) 17-123 W Cob (2) 1-62. Div 5: Sec 1: Rosam (2) 2-64 Werr (6) 16-84, Port Melb (2) 14-90 Yarr/Foot (5) 4-80, Alt Sports (2) 14-83 Will (3) 4-76, Melton (3) 16-77 Hopp (4) 2-69, Deer Pk (2) 16-107 Flem/Kens (2) 2-61. Sec 2: Hopp (5) 3-86 Strath (3) 15-90, Prin Pk Carlton (1) 2-69 Fawk (1) 16-82, Dout Gal (1) 4-63 Mari Pk (2) 14-86, Bruns (1) 14-83 Broad
(2) 4-73, Fitz Vic (3) 16-91 Thorn (1) 2-61. Div 6: Sec 1: Deer Pk (3) 18-91 Keil (4) 0-55, Suns RSL (2) 2-60 Alt (5) 16-89, Buck Pk (3) 14-85 Hopp (6) 4-67, Yarr/Foot (6) 4-67 New (2) 14-90, Suns C (2) 16-79 City of Melb (2) 2-68. Sec 2: Sunb (5) 2-68 Buck Pk (4) 16-84, Alt (6) 3-65 Moon Val (3) 15-77, Keil (5) 17125 Lal (6) 1-51.75, Mari Pk (3) 14-97 Glad Pk (2) 4-85, Clift Pk (3) 14-72 Strath (4) 4-63. Div 7: (N) Sec 1: Will (4) 0-60 Lav (2) 18-97, Hopp (7) 4-68 Alt (N) (2) 14-89.5, Werr (7) 14-86 Deer Pk (4) 4-76, Yarr/Foot (7) 18-15 Alt (7) 0-0, Port Melb (3) 0-0 New (3) 18-15. (N) Sec 2: Broad (3) 16-94 Keil (6) 2-62.5, Moon Val (4) 15-84 Melton (4) 3-71, St Alb (2) 4-71 Aber (2) 14-84, Suns VRI (2) 18-15 Hopp (8) 0-0, Foots Pk (2) 18-109 Suns C (3) 0-60.25. Sec 3: Glad Pk (3) 2-54 Dout Gal (2) 16-96, Ess (5) 4-86 Glenr (5) 14-89, Strath (5) 0-0 Buck Pk (5) 18-15, Moon Val (5) 2-67.25 Prin Pk Carlton (2) 16-97, Moon Pds (4) 16-84 Clift Pk (4) 2-60.25. Div 8: Sec 1: Suns RSL (3) 14-15 Fitz Vic (5) 0-0, City of Melb (3) 2-28 Flem/Kens (3) 12-43, Flem/Kens (4) 2-40 Ess (6) 12-52, Mari Pk (4) 14-15 Moon Pds (5) 0-0. Sec 2: Temp (3) 2-34 Burw Dist (5) 12-41, E Ivan (3) 12-36 Box H RSL (4) 2-34, Donc (6) 0-28 Yarr Glen (4) 1453, Grey (3) 14-53 Box H RSL (5) 0-32.
Q SCHOOL SPORTS AGSV: BASKETBALL: Mentone 50 bt PEGS 32, Trinity 65 bt Peninsula 37, Camberwell 47 bt Ivanhoe 35, Marcellin 57 bt Yarra Valley 50. TENNIS: PEGS 13-113 bt Mentone 3-70, Trinity 9-93 bt Peninsula 7-75, Ivanhoe 13-115 bt Camberwell 3-61, Yarra Valley 15-130 bt Marcellin 1-43. SQUASH: St Kevins Gold 11-504 bt St Kevins Green 5-476, Scotch 16-492 bt Trinity 0-233. CRICKET: PEGS 5-233 (Venables 109no) bt Mentone 135, Trinity 9-181 bt Peninsula 128 (Simondson 5-32), Ivanhoe 5-273 (Yaksender 89 Stanford 66no Langford 61no) bt Camberwell 8-262 (Powell 103), Yarra Valley 6-229 (Harper 129 Leis 50) bt Marcellin 37 (Kudage-Don 5-9).
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tiger wolfe in payback ton Melton was always going to find it difficult to defend 123 and was blown away by a A jaw-dropping century to opener David whirlwind Wolfe batting display. Wolfe allowed Werribee to serve up a slice Wolfe, on the comeback trail after a knee of payback to Melton in the Victorian injury, earned a promotion from the seconds Sub-District Cricket Association. for this game and was immediately locked in The Tigers made it 10 straight wins to start to cause carnage, making 110 out of the Tigers the season, moved two games clear at the total of 3-140. top of the east-west group ladder and “‘Wolfey’ just went out and played extracted a bit of revenge for last his natural game and took them to “it was summer’s grand final heartbreak town,” Dean said. “In the first four at the hands of Melton at the same overs [at the start of the second a quick venue. day], he probably hit three fours day’s Tigers captain Shaun Dean and a six, and broke their back work” said it was satisfying to achieve a really early.” rare win at the historically difficult Werribee firmed for the minor MacPherson Park, but it didn’t totally premiership after second-placed erase the memories of the March decider. Oakleigh lost a nailbiter to Endeavour Hills “It’s always good to go down there and on Saturday. knock a side off that has caused you grief for The Tigers are a win away from securing years,” he said. the No.1 ranking in the finals and have The Tigers totally embarrassed the bottomachieved a perfect 10 to start the season. of-the-ladder Melton. “If someone said we were going to win our They wrapped up the six points by 2.30pm first 10 games in a row, I definitely would’ve on the second day and then it was straight to taken it,” Dean said. Heath Pritchard’s house for a pool party as “We just keep playing cricket and we’re temperatures soared into the 30s. enjoying each others company and having fun “It was a quick day’s work and we were off as a team. We’re all good mates – that helps.” \ LANCE JENKINSON for a few drinks and a barbecue,” Dean said.
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Super knock: Werribee captain Shaun Dean congratulates opener David Wolfe for his ton. (SHAWN SMITS)
Werribee’s solution for one of its under-performing rinks may have created an unwanted knock-on effect in Bowls Victoria’s division 1. The reshaped Bees returned from Elsternwick Club on the back of a 73-64 loss. Rob Panton’s rink, the out-of-form quartet that had new blood injected into it, turned its form around to finish with a team-best plus-11. But Panton’s prospering came at the expense of Mick O’Neil’s usually strongperforming rink going -12 down. Only time will tell if the changes will be better in the long run or if it was a matter of shifting the problem elsewhere. The Bees are third on the ladder but can swoop on a top two-finish with three consecutive wins to round out the season. Steve Clancy has won the club singles championship with a win over Eddie Williamson in the final. Clancy arrived at the Bees three years ago from Richmond Union and has been a regular in the top side. \ LJ
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run chase too much for centurions The Centurions were all out for 118 in their first dig – not even close to the home side’s imposing 223. Youlden Parkville, one place behind the Centurions in third-last on the ladder and also threatened with relegation, made a strong play for an outright result by declaring its
Werribee Centrals are back in relegation danger in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association north A1 after being smacked by Youlden Parkville on the road at Ryder Oval on Saturday.
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second innings at 5-123 with a lead of 228. The Centurions just survived the remaining 24 overs on day two to finish with 6-98. They next face a crunch game against St Andrews in a two-dayer at Pennell Reserve. \ LJ
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Hoppers Crossing’s brittle top-order batting reared its ugly head again in a 113-run drubbing from South Caulfield in the Victorian Turf Cricket Association senior division at Hogans Road Reserve on Saturday. The Cats could muster only 138 in their search of the visitors’ 251 and their finals hopes are seemingly extinguished. Cats president Steve McNamara said batting issues had ruined his club’s season. “Our batting has been reasonably fragile all year,” he said. “We’ve quite often been two for very few and it puts a lot of “it puts pressure on the middle order. You’re a lot of not going to win a lot of games if you pressure on continually lose wickets early.” the middle The Cats’ top order was found out order” early as they slumped to 3-4 in quick time. The horror post-Christmas run for openers Chris Henry and Cameron Nicol continued; they failed to trouble the scorers. Middle-order batsmen Sanka Abeyruwan and Luke Goegan were also dismissed Duck season: Travis Waring was the fifth Hoppers Crossing batsman to fall without score. without score and tailender Travis Waring (WAYNE HAWKINS) made it five ducks on a bleak afternoon for the Cats. of Old Mentonians at Hogans Road on Michael Tubb and Ryan Latham each made Caulfield, which is challenging for a flag. Saturday. 22 to lead the way in the top order. “They’re certainly a really good outfit,” “We’re probably in a good position to Skipper Darrel Brown top-scored with 27, McNamara said. “They look the goods this blood a couple of youngsters, put them in the closely followed by Dinesh Daminda (26 not year.” cauldron and see how they go,” McNamara out) and Asif Jan (25). With finals a long shot and safety from said. \ The Cats needed to turn those starts into relegation as good as secured, the Cats may LANCE JENKINSON big scores to trouble a formidable South consider changing the line-up for the arrival
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Point Cook has strengthened its home semi-final bid with a thrilling outright win over the ambitious Newport-Digman Bulls in Victorian Turf Cricket Association west B1 at Bryan Martyn Oval on Saturday. The Bulls were eager to close the gap on the top four, so instead of letting the game peter out to a predictable conclusion, they spiced it up with a declaration on the second day – and that opened the door for the Warriors to claim maximum points. A challenging fourth innings run chase ensued for the Warriors, who had been out of touch with the bat. But they forgot about their recent woes to arrive at the 144 target in 40 busy overs with three wickets in hand. “We had to try and win outright to stay in touch with the finals and did the right thing in declaring,” Warriors captain Travis Bean said. “It sort of opened the door for us to get an outright, but we still had to bat well to make those runs in 40 overs.” The Warriors’ best win in the longer format for the summer keeps them in a good position two games out from the finals. They have a sizeable 16-point lead on third-placed Sunshine United, but jostling for the minor premiership with Sunshine Heights, just five points behind the Warriors, will continue. “We needed to win outright to continue to stay ahead of the rest of the pack because it’s pretty close in our division,” Bean said. “It’s a big advantage to have a home semi-final.” Stephen Luedi’s 44 was the key to the Warriors’ successful run chase. Important contributions came from newly promoted Chris Kavanagh (21), Bean (17), Matthew Kelton and Bryce Munce (both 16). While the Warrior batsmen found some form, it was fast bowler Troy Semmens who ripped the game apart with nine wickets. Semmens has taken a competition-best 41 wickets at 6.8. “He’s having an unbelievable year,” Bean said. “He’s just hitting his lines He bowled quite a long spell ... for three-quarters of his spell we had a 9-1 field. They only scored probably three or four runs on the leg side where there was only one fielder. “It shows you how good he is bowling and how accurately.” The Warriors can lock up a home semi-final with a win over Barkly Street United on the road in a two-dayer starting on Saturday. \ LANCE JENKINSON FEBRUARY 5, 2014 \ WYNDHAM WEEKLY 35
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