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Wyndham residents will have a new federal MP for the first time in 15 years after Julia Gillard announced her retirement from politics. Front-runners for the safe ALP seat include the Health Services Union’s Kimberley Kitching. Community leaders have paid tribute to Ms Gillard, saying the west end girl who rose to become Australia’s first female PM has left big shoes for an incoming candidate to fill. ■ REPORT P4-5
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New state seat planned for Wyndham BY LAURA LITTLE A NEW seat will be created in Werribee if changes to Victoria’s state electoral boundaries are approved. The seat will be based around the Werribee electorate which existed from 1976-2002, including Werribee, Wyndham Vale, Werribee South and Little River. Under the proposed boundary overhaul, changes will be made to the seats of Tarneit and Altona, which are held by Labor MPs Tim Pallas and Jill Hennessy respectively. John Eren’s seat of Lara, which takes in Little River and parts of Wyndham Vale, will be moved south and will no longer include Wyndham. Tarneit will be adjusted to cover the northern half of the Wyndham council area, taking in Truganina, Williams Landing, Laverton North, Tarneit and Hoppers Crossing. Altona, the state’s second-largest seat, will be reduced, losing Williams Landing, Truganina, Laverton North and Hoppers Crossing. Point Cook will remain in the electorate. It will be joined by the new suburb of Point Cook West. The Electoral Boundaries
Commission has proposed changes for both houses of State Parliament to ensure each vote has equal value. Under Victorian law, electorates should contain roughly equal numbers of electors, not varying by more than 10 per cent from the state average. Ms Hennessy said she understood the need for changes but urged the commission to ensure they were correct to stop Wyndham residents from being disadvantaged. “Our communities live the consequences of underestimating population growth on a daily basis.” Western Metropolitan Region Liberal MP Andrew Elsbury welcomed the new Werribee seat, saying it was needed given population growth in Wyndham in the past decade. He hoped the Liberal Party would benefit from the seat’s creation, saying it came within 400 votes of winning Werribee at the 1999 election. Submissions to the proposals can be made until July 29, with final boundaries declared by October to apply at next year’s election. The state’s electoral boundaries were last changed in 2005.
Planning minister slams council’s ‘silly’ plan to cap residential growth A WYNDHAM council plan to cap residential growth has been slammed by Planning Minister Matthew Guy. As reported by the Weekly, the council last week approved a strategy which would limit growth to 3000 houses a year. The council believes the cap is necessary because the city has reached the point where residential growth cannot continue without the provision of adequate infrastructure.
But Mr Guy labelled the plan “silly”, saying there were better ways to ease Wyndham’s population pressures. “No state government or local government can limit population growth as suggested. To suggest that any form of government could limit the number of children people can have is silly. “They should be looking at other measures like greater density [living] in the Werribee town centre.”
Mr Guy said the council should focus its attention on things it could control and guarantee. He said precinct structure plans had already been approved for Wyndham, allowing the development of “vastly more” than 3000 houses each year. Mayor Heather Marcus said the council was determined to slow down population increases and limit the number of growth fronts in the city. “Economic and employment
growth has not kept pace with residential growth and our residents are telling us very loudly and clearly that this can’t continue. “The community has every right to expect that Wyndham City and the government have a detailed strategy in place for residential development and the provision of infrastructure and local employment for these areas.” The strategy also called for future land releases to be conditional on
infrastructure being delivered and the creation of local jobs. The council estimates that 55 per cent of residents work outside the municipality. Mr Guy said changes to how critical infrastructure was funded would make it easier for infrastructure to be delivered when areas are developed. He said the development of the Werribee Employment Centre would also ease population pressures.
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Unstable ALP ‘frustrates’ residents: Libs candidate “The issue we have is that Labor are still focused on managing their own jobs and looking after themselves, which they continue to do, and continue to ignore the needs of Lalor.” Mr Samara believed people were “frustrated with the Labor brand”. The Greens’ Lalor candidate, Beck Sheffield-Brotherton, said she was surprised that Ms Gillard was dumped. However, Ms Sheffield-Brotherton was hopeful Ms Gillard’s resignation would increase her own primary vote.
LABOR may have changed its leader but infighting will continue to destabilise the party, according to Liberal Lalor candidate Nihal Samara. The Altona Meadows resident hit Werribee’s Watton Street last Thursday to talk to locals about Julia Gillard’s retirement from politics and their thoughts on the future of the seat. Mr Samara (pictured) told the Weekly many people he had spoken to believed instability rocking the government had become a major concern.
— Laura Little and Nick Toscano
Mixed response to loss of Lalor’s VIP MP THE sensational dumping of Julia Gillard has been met with mixed reactions in her seat of Lalor, where residents are losing their local member of 15 years. Ms Gillard was elected to the seat in 1998, replacing Barry Jones. Labor has held the seat of Lalor,
spanning Wyndham, Melton and part of Hobsons Bay, since 1969. Werribee resident Craig Berry said Ms Gillard had been a hard-working local member. “She has done a lot for her electorate. People say you have to be in a swinging seat for things to get
done, but things were done here,” Mr Berry said. He believed Ms Gillard had been hard done by, but said he accepted Kevin Rudd’s return to the role of prime minister was in the best interests of the Labor party. “I’m a Gillard supporter, but
I understand them putting Kevin Rudd back in again. Otherwise they would have lost more seats – it was a pragmatic decision.” Mr Berry said the Labor candidate for Lalor at the coming election would have “big shoes to fill”. Susan Ingram, of Wyndham Vale,
said she was pleased Ms Gillard was resigning. Ms Ingram said she didn’t think Ms Gillard had done anything for her electorate. “She has played dirty politics. From a personal point of view, dealing with her local office has been difficult.” — Nick Toscano and Laura Little
Laura Little and Nick Toscano asked Wyndham shoppers if Labor had made the right decision.
Rhoda Primrose, Werribee Julia Gillard was the best prime minister we have ever had. There is no way I’ll vote Labor now. I’ll be looking for an independent MP for Lalor.
Kim Heta, Werribee Julia Gillard’s path into becoming prime minister wasn’t the easiest, but she didn’t do too bad considering what has happened.
Louise Heta, Werribee I’m scared that Tony Abbott will become prime minister and what that will mean for us in the western suburbs. I feel sad for Julia Gillard.
Anthony Colangelo, Williamstown I think it is unfair. I think that she was treated unfairly by a lot of people. She doesn’t deserve to be put out that way. She has done a good job in tough circumstances.
Barry Roberts, Wyndham Vale I think it is the best thing that ever happened. Her leadership was poor. We probably went backwards under her. I’d like to see a Liberal member for Lalor.
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Former PM bids electorate a final farewell BY NICK TOSCANO IN a typically graceful address last Wednesday, Julia Gillard looked back on the “absolute privilege” it had been to serve as Lalor’s voice in Canberra for 15 years. Ms Gillard will be home in the coming weeks to say goodbye to the community that returned her at the last election with 65 per cent of the primary vote, a 4 per cent increase. After Kevin Rudd regained party leadership in a caucus vote, an emotional Ms Gillard told how her government had made Australia stronger, smarter and fairer. The 51-year-old listed her proudest reforms, which, as she often said throughout her three years steering the country, had been designed with the needs of Melbourne’s west in mind. Ms Gillard maintained the socially driven policies of Labor struck the right chord in places like Wyndham, home to generational disadvantage
and young families in housing estates. “Look at this part of the world – it’s a growth corridor where people come to make a life for themselves and their families, so government services really matter to them.” She said education funding reforms that passed Parliament on her final day as prime minister were the “defining passion” of her life. DisabilityCare, which launched on Monday, was “something that it took this Labor government to get done and I’m very proud of that”. Ms Gillard urged voters to give Labor another term in office, saying many major policies were ‘‘works in progress’’ and at risk of being cut back if the Coalition took government. Wyndham mayor Heather Marcus described Ms Gillard as a hardworking local member who was warm, funny and compassionate. “I think we can be very proud of what we received while Julia was member for Lalor.’’
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Big shoes to fill for safe seat contender Maribyrnong MP Bill Shorten. Labor powerbroker Senator Stephen Conroy could reportedly back another candidate, Peter Khalil, a former policy adviser during Kevin Rudd’s first period as prime minister and now director of corporate affairs at SBS. Mr Khalil could not be reached for comment. Political analysts suggest Labor’s Lalor candidate will be a woman from the party’s Right. Monash University lecturer Nick Economou said the ALP was significantly below its quota of women contesting winnable seats. Katie Hall, a former staffer to
retiring Gellibrand MP Nicola Roxon, was also floated as a potential nominee. Ms Hall has since told the Weekly she will not nominate. “I think whoever follows Julia has the biggest shoes in Australia to fill,” she said. Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney, also mentioned as a potential candidate for the seat, has confirmed she will not nominate. The ALP is expected to e stablish a preselection timetable for L alor this week. — Nick Toscano and Laura Little
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Middle-class users on ice’s slippery slope BY NICK TOSCANO
DRUG counsellors are reporting a surge in the number of “relatively normal, middle-aged and successful people” in Wyndham who are affected by crystal methamphetamine use. The Werribee-based Stepping Up consortium, Wyndham’s only fulltime alcohol and drug treatment service, says use of the highly addictive drug known as ‘‘ice’’ has soared because the availability of speed, another amphetamine-based drug, has declined. Stepping Up general manager Shelley Cross said the “dramatic and rapid” shift had taken a massive toll on the Wyndham community, affecting a new demographic of middle-class residents. “There is a perception that ice users have a long history with alcohol and other drugs, or a history of criminal activity, but this is not the case,” she said. “Within the past six months, we have been able to identify a growing trend across all our sites
in the increasing prevalence of methamphetamine.” Ms Cross said the counselling service, with centres at Werribee and Melton, had received an increase in the number of firsttime users referred on court orders, particularly due to domestic violence. Last Wednesday, magistrate Sharon Cure, who regularly sits at Werribee Magistrates Court, slammed ice as “the worst drug out there”. “Victorian psych hospitals are full of people with meth-induced psychosis,” she said in her remarks to a 22-year-old Werribee man applying to have his driver’s licence reinstated after being caught high on ice behind the wheel. Latest data from Ambulance Victoria reveals the number of callouts across Wyndham related to ice abuse more than doubled within a 12-month period. Paramedics were called to 19 crystal meth cases in the municipality in 2011-12, compared to nine a year earlier. Statewide, there were 592 crystal meth callouts last year, up from 282.
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School pleads for urgent repairs ONE of Wyndham’s oldest schools is urging the state government to address maintenance problems. The Grange College’s school council president, Noel Moodie, said no significant infrastructure had been added to the Hoppers Crossing senior campus since it was built 20 years ago. He said the school was suffering from water damage, drainage and roofing problems and burst irrigation pipes. Four wings of the secondary school have been without heating for 12 months. “There has been a lack of maintenance and we have been warning it will fall over,” Mr Moodie said. “A recent review said we were in good condition.” Mr Moodie said the school hoped to follow in the footsteps of Werribee Secondary College and Wyndham Central College, which have received
state funding for redevelopments in recent years. He said The Grange’s primary school was built to accommodate about 300 pupils – about 800 are now enrolled. Tarneit MP Tim Pallas said the school was forced to add portable classrooms to deal with population growth and now had 27 portables across two campuses. Western Metropolitan Liberal MP Andrew Elsbury said the government had to balance repairing existing schools with building new ones. An Education Department spokesman said the school’s buildings were rated higher than the threshold to attract funding. He said the department had reviewed five buildings and expected to make a decision on their need for repair by the end of this month. The department was working with the college to find a solution to its heating problems.
No rates discount for retirement homes RATES will rise by an average 5.5 per cent after Wyndham council approved its 2013-14 budget. Councillors adopted the budget at Monday’s council meeting after receiving 12 submissions, including requests for funding for road widening in Little River and differential rates for retirement village residents. Councillors, for a consecutive year, knocked back the retirement
villages’ request, saying it would increase the rates burden on other ratepayers. Included in the budget is $29 million for stage one of the Wyndham Leisure and Events Centre redevelopment and $10 million for the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre redevelopment. A $92 million capital works program also includes $27 million for roads, including $5 million to start
construction of Armstrong Road. Cr Bob Fairclough said the budget challenged the council to meet infrastructure needs while retaining a strong financial position. “The growth here is real and the need for infrastructure is real. ‘‘We have worked hard in this budget to deliver the services we need to make sure our city is liveable.” — Laura Little
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or three years, the Tigers Clubhouse in association with Werribee Football Club has run a unique sponsorship/members loyalty program that rewards community sporting groups in the local area. Formerly known as Tigers Sports Assist, the program has been renamed Tiger Community Awards and, to date, has donated more than $100,000 back to local sporting groups. Rhys New, general manager of Tigers Clubhouse, explains how the program works. “Tigers Clubhouse members can nominate their sporting club [if it’s in the program] and with every purchase made in our bar or bistro points are attributed to that club’s tally. “The best example is where parents can nominate their children’s sporting club and, by visiting the clubhouse, can start earning points for that club which, in turn, leads to a higher Tigers Community Rewards prize at the end.” Werribee Football Club’s general manager Mark Penaluna says the program has been rejuvenated. “We now have more incentives, with monthly prizes awarded. In the past, the sponsorship amount was $50,000 a year. Now
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THOUSANDS of single parents in Lalor are hopeful of a better future following hints that Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s new cabinet could reverse cuts to parenting payments. Labor has flagged it will weigh up a decision on Julia Gillard’s welfare agenda, under which single parents whose youngest child had turned eight were shifted off parenting payments onto the lower-paying dole. Moves to shift single parents onto Newstart began under the Howard government in 2006 and were continued by the Gillard government when it applied the changes to another 84,000 families on January 1. Single-parent families were stripped of between $60 and $110 a week. The issue caused controversy in Ms Gillard’s seat of Lalor, which had the highest number of parents on single parenting payments in Australia.
Wyndham Vale mother-of-two Kerry Arch said she was pleased at the prospect of a policy shift, but any decision could only become a re-election promise. “We want the reversal now, and we want to be able to discuss our important issues with the government,” she said. “If this goes to a promise after the election, we’re still worried about what happens if Tony Abbott gets in.” Ms Arch, of lobby group United Sole Parents of Australia, said members were excited about last week’s change of prime minister. Greens Lalor candidate Beck Sheffield-Brotherton cast doubt over the extent the government’s welfare policy will shift under Mr Rudd, given that a Greens bill to deliver a $50-a-week increase to Newstart was defeated in the Senate on Friday. It was voted down by both the ALP and coalition.
THE future of a closed Laverton North motorcycle track that attracts illegal trail bike riders will be placed in the hands of the community. Wyndham council will host a forum to gauge residents’ opinions on how the track at Lawrie Emmins Reserve should be used after it was closed to the public in 2010. The track has become a haven for illegal trail bike riders, who access the site through holes in the fence. Police regularly carry out blitzes to educate and fine users amid concerns someone will be seriously injured. The council will spend $265,000 to make the track secure. Cr Bob Fairclough said council was concerned about the safety of people illegally using the track. “We understand there’s currently a shortage of off-road motorcycle facilities in Melbourne’s west and that’s why we will be asking for feedback from the community to determine the future of the track.” The forum is at the civic centre on Tuesday, July 16, from 7-8.30pm. — Laura Little
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LANDOWNERS between Little River and Mount Cottrell say they are sick of being “duck-shoved” after it was revealed they won’t be bought out until the Commonwealth approves a state government strategy. Despite more than 100 landowners being told in 2009 their land would be sacrificed to provide the Western Grassland Reserve as an environmental offset for Melbourne’s growth, a date has yet to be set for when they will be bought out. Less than 7 per cent of the 15,000 hectares required for the reserves has been acquired, while the delay has forced many to put their lives on hold. Mount Cottrell landowner John Morton said he was fed up with blame-shifting between two levels of government. Mr Morton, whose family has grown crops on the 280-hectare property for 90 years, said the grassland and acquisition overlay meant he was “trapped” until being
bought out. The 82-year-old said he was relying on the land sale to buy a smaller retirement property. “I just feel the government should make up their minds and either buy it or let us sell it on the open market,” he said. A federal Environment Department spokeswoman said progress hinged on a conservation strategy that the state government was required to submit, but it was “only publicly released on May 13”. “The Australian government is now considering whether to approve the strategy and consequent development in the growth corridor.” As developer contributions will fund compensation to landowners, the spokeswoman said acquisition depended on the rate of development and was the state government’s responsibility. A spokesman for the Victorian Department of Environment and Primary Industries said it was committed to buying properties in the Western Grassland Reserve “as quickly as resources allow”.
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WYNDHAM council will have to fork out $50,000 to restore critically endangered vegetation at Little River after vandals tore up a grassland reserve. Parts of the Little River Road reserve, home to the spiny rice flower and other threatened grass species, have been destroyed by tyre tracks and may take years to repair. The vandalism follows a similar incident at Mount Cottrell a week earlier, when motorbike riders left a trail of destruction through Cobbledicks Ford reserve. Council is appealing to residents for information to help authorities hunt the vandals behind the damage. Iramoo ward councillor Peter Gibbons said the vandalism was a massive blow to Victoria’s native remnant grasslands, most of which are within Wyndham. Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, offenders can receive a fine of $46,200 or seven years’ imprisonment, Cr Gibbons said. — Nick Toscano
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Wyndham council has received extra federal funding to help with infrastructure projects. Lalor MP Julia Gillard announced the $1.05 million last week, saying it could be used to build sports grounds, playgrounds, libraries or kindergartens.
NAIDOC Week celebrated Wyndham residents can celebrate the city’s indigenous community by taking part in NAIDOC Week celebrations from Sunday. The council will hold a flag-raising ceremony at the civic centre from 2pm on Tuesday. It will be followed by a speech from Victoria University’s indigenous academic unit director Karen Jackson. The council and the Western Region Aboriginal Advisory Committee will host a screening of the award-winning Australian film The Sapphires at the cultural centre on July 11. Details: 9742 0777
Point Cook markets Point Cook residents are being urged to support their community centre by shopping at Sunday’s Point Cook market. The market will be held at the Jamieson Way Community Centre from 9am-2pm. Devonshire teas will be among items available for sale, with proceeds going to the Cancer Council.
Will I lose my current support? No. Your current arrangements will stay in place until you have met DisabilityCare Australia to discuss your needs.
Will it affect my Disability Support Pension? No. Your Disability Support Pension will not be affected.
When does it all begin? DisabilityCare Australia is being rolled out in stages because it is a big change to the current system. Locations that start from July 2013 Barwon region of Victoria ............... People aged 0-64 Hunter region of NSW....................... People aged 0-64 South Australia ................................ Children aged 0-14 Tasmania .............................. Young people aged 15-24 Locations that start from July 2014 ACT.......................................................... People aged 0-64 Barkly region of NT............................. People aged 0-64 From July 2016, DisabilityCare Australia will continue to extend to more locations and age groups around Australia, including Queensland.
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At the Wyndham City’s Ordinary �������������������������� ����������������������������� endorsed the proposed Community Safety Partnership Model. Community Safety is an important �������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������� The Community Safety Partnership Model �������������������������������������������� ����������������������������������������� �������������������������������������������� the Wyndham community. ������������������
Wyndham BizNET, is a group of individuals, businesses and companies operating within the city of Wyndham who meet once a month to exchange ideas, socialize and network within the local business community. Biznet can offer you an opportunity to network in a fun, friendly and relaxing social environment. Our members and guests are from varied backgrounds including business owners, council/ government staff and professional people. Membership renewals are now due, and financial members are able to gain the benefits of being included in our Business Directory Booklet, and being viewed on the Internet at www.wyndhambiznet.com.au Our next dinner meeting will be held on Tuesday, 9th July commencing at 6.30pm at Shadowfax Winery, K Road, Werribee South when the CEO of Western Health Associate Professor Alex Cockram will address the meeting. SPONSOR – CROWE HORVATH (previously WHK Pty Ltd)
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Vodka binge led to shop rampage He stole three pornographic magazines as he left the store ...
BY NICK TOSCANO A WERRIBEE man who drank three bottles of vodka before starting a fight with a milkbar owner has been convicted of theft and causing damage of more than $1200. Jake Graham, 22, trashed the milkbar at Railway Avenue, Laverton, on January 14 after paying for a pack of cigarettes with a $50 note and believing he had been given incorrect change. Werribee Magistrates Court heard Graham left the store but began banging on the shop window about 3.15pm. The shop’s manager confronted him and a push-and-shove ensued. Graham followed him back inside, picking up two cardboard display signs and hurling them, then swiping several items off the counter. The court heard Graham smashed his fist through an acrylic glass barrier protecting a cash register, dislodged the monitor and pushed it onto the ground. He stole three pornographic magazines as he left the store and rode away on a push
bike. Police arrested him nearby shortly after and escorted him to Laverton police station for questioning. The court heard he was “extremely aggressive, non-cooperative and made no admissions”. Graham’s defence counsel, who said Graham had drunk three bottles of vodka that morning, described the offending as a matter of “confusion and alcohol mixed together” and theft of the magazines as “vigilante justice” because he thought he had been short-changed. He was ordered to undergo mental health treatment and alcohol therapy as part of a community corrections order. Jason Guo, whose family owns the shop, said his father was shaken by the incident. Magistrate Sharon Cure said pursuing damages would be a civil matter.
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Kids given a sporting chance BY LAURA LITTLE
ALMOST one in five Wyndham children don’t take part in organised sport or cultural activities outside of school hours, a new report reveals. The Smith Family report found 21.5 per cent of children aged five14 living in Australia’s fourthmost disadvantaged communities, including Wyndham, had not been members of a sporting club in the past 12 months. The report also revealed 23.8 per cent of children living in areas like Wyndham did not visit a library, art gallery or museum unless it was with a school group. The Smith Family’s head of research and advocacy, Anne Hampshire, said costs associated with after-school sports or cultural activities often prevented children from participating. “However, a child’s participation
in sport or cultural activities and their ability to access the internet at home are critical for their overall education and development,’’ she said. ‘‘When children continually miss out on vital educational and social opportunities, the long-term impact can be profound.” To help tackle the problem, the Smith Family has set up a community hub in Wyndham which runs programs for children including afterschool art tutoring. As reported by the Weekly, the Thursday afternoon program at Wyndham Central College allows students to develop their folios with the help of a Deakin University art student. The Australian Sports Commission is offering schoolchildren free access to sport through its Active After School Communities (AASC) program. The program runs at schools and out-of-hours care centres across Wyndham.
A great celebration’s the goal Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club players, supporters and officials – including Cayden, 9; Gary McFarlane; Jarred Redmond; Ethan, six months; John Russell and Lachlan, 9 (all pictured) – will gather at Grange Reserve next month to celebrate their beloved team. An inaugural past players day will be held on August 10 when the senior men’s team takes on Corio. The event, to mark the club’s 42nd anniversary, will start with a reserves match at 1pm, followed by the seniors’ game at 3pm and a live band from 5.30pm. Details: hopperscrossingsc.com.au.
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Re: Julia Gillard dumping: Mixed reactions in Lalor (Weekly online):
A great representative for our community. Thank you for everything you have done, Julia. Katherine (via web) We’re really happy to see her go . . . she didn’t do anything for the Point Cook community. Tom (via web) Re: Facebook page ‘promotes drink-driving’ (Weekly, June 26):
Re: Wyndham to scale down housing construction (Weekly, June 26):
Finally, we have a council willing to take a stance against limitless population growth! Councils are at the coalface of government growth policies and are meant to keep their budgets running and services growing accordingly. Why should our state end up knee-deep in debt for infrastructure and increasing costs of living while
There is also no law stopping anyone from tipping off nonexistent booze buses and patrols. Owen (via web) End of an era: Julia Gillard has been Lalor MP since 1998.
governments keep increasing the population – largely via immigration levels. A state budget heavily reliant on real estate revenue ultimately will be bogged down by costs, growing congestion and public discontent. VivKay (via web) It seems councillors are cowards as none of them vote to stop growth
to catch up with the backlog of infrastructure issues. A single year of halted growth would help. Plan it right (via web) I hope council sticks to its guns. I am all for the growth of Wyndham, but the growth needs to be stemmed. Wyndham can no longer sustain the growth it has
seen as the fastest-growing city in Australia. I urge the council to cap growth even if the State Government promises to spend money on infrastructure. Wyndham needs time for the infrastructure to catch up before it spirals out of control. I continually see developments across the city that are throwing up houses at a tremendous rate yet surrounding roads and infrastructure fail to meet the demands of an everincreasing population. Proposed land releases in Wyndham Vale, Point Cook, Tarneit and Truganina will cripple our roads and services. I urge anyone who feels this way to contact their councillors and MPs and express support for capping growth to more sustainable levels. Simon (via web) East-west link advice ignored, west the loser (Weekly, June 19):
I think a class action is in order for lost time, wages, fuel, efficiencies, tolls, a loss of business and vehicle wear and tear by all commuters due to a lack of infrastructure. Fix Wyndham roads (via web)
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Troubling reports exposing racism show it’s time to find a solution. Every racist incident is serious, no matter how insignificant it seems. Our research shows the more racism people experience, the more likely they are to suffer psychological distress, which can lead to other problems. Of the 600 people in regional, rural and metro Victoria we surveyed, 83 per cent wanted more to be done about racism. One in three pledged to take action if they saw it. It is important that we all act. You can support the victim, film the incident, report it to police, challenge attitudes when someone is telling a racist joke, or reassure the target that most Victorians don’t stand for this. Jerril Rechter, CEO, VicHealth The Weekly welcomes letters no longer than 200 words. All letters are subject to editing and must include a name, address and phone number. Post: The Editor, PO Box 740, Niddrie, 3042, or email westletters@ mmpgroup.com.au Post a web comment to any story at wyndhamweekly.com.au
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Caring for carers Information sessions are empowering many, writes Nick Toscano
“I’ve been OK for the past 12 months now, but there were times I broke down when people would ask, ‘how’s Dave?’ and I couldn’t speak. I can only imagine what my husband goes through half the time.” Joanne, who lives in Albion with David and their 10-year-old son, says people struggle to comprehend what they’re going through. “It’s not easy. Unless they’re going through something similar, it’s hard to understand.” Joanne is among hundreds of carers and families affected by mental illness who are finding support through information sessions hosted by Mind Australia in Werribee. Support worker Grace Hancock said Mind was starting monthly sessions to address a lack of knowledge about the welfare system. “These sessions are hoped to provide families and carers with the information, knowledge and ... empowerment needed to assist in their caring role,’’ Ms Hancock said. Joanne, who for years was unaware she could receive a carer’s allowance, says: “It makes you feel good knowing you’re not the
oanne and David Macleod don’t celebrate Australia Day any more. The last time they did – on a long, dusty, 40-degree afternoon – the holidaying newlyweds had downed some beers to cool off. After an ill-fated decision to drive back to camp, Joanne was left clinging to life, trapped in the tangled steel of their car heaped on a roadside. She flatlined three times as paramedics airlifted her to hospital in Melbourne. While Joanne (pictured) doesn’t remember the crash, her husband, who was in the driver’s seat, will never forget. He’s still rocked by nightmares more than a decade later. “I was in the ICU [intensive care unit] at The Alfred hospital. I’d broken vertebrae in the neck, punctured a lung, and broke my ribs down the right side,’’ Joanne recalls. ‘‘Then there were several months of rehab. David had to watch me go through it all. He just went downhill from there.” David began to self-medicate with alcohol. Doctors later told him he had developed bipolar disorder and Joanne became his carer.
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Swervin’ Mervyn There’s a lot going on behind, and slightly north of, Merv Hughes’ trademark moustache and countless kilometres beneath those sometimes wonky knees, writes Robert Fedele
he name Merv Hughes conjures up a kaleidoscope of images. An imposing figure, burly and brash, Hughes was a useful right-arm fast bowler with a finicky run-up that seemed to stretch the length of an Olympic-sized swimming pool. He played in a golden era of Australian cricket and is best remembered as a likeable larrikin, with his handlebar moustache, usually covering a cheeky grin, capturing nearly as much attention as the man himself. When we meet at an Essendon coffee shop on a crisp winter’s morning it’s the first thing that registers. ‘‘I’ve had the mo since 1985,’’ Hughes chuckles. ‘‘Growing up, two of my biggest heroes were Max Walker and Dennis Lillee so I think I was destined to grow a moustache.’’ Hughes has lived in Essendon for two decades and is a regular at the North Essendon Village shopping strip. ‘‘It’s interesting. You’re sort of part of the furniture here, but I find if you go somewhere new it’s a bit of a big deal.’’ Does the limelight annoy him? ‘‘The benefits outweigh the negatives, but there are times when you just want to go and hide somewhere and have a quiet coffee and you get hammered a bit. That’s part and parcel of it. At the end of the day, you can’t really complain if people enjoy what you did.’’ Hughes’ sporting aspirations began in childhood. His father was a school teacher and the family moved around so much his upbringing was akin to a cricket ball being smacked to all corners of the ground. He was born in Euroa, but Apollo Bay, Werribee, Violet Town and Myrtleford were all places young Hughes called home. Werribee resonates with him most strongly. ‘‘Moving around a lot, [Dad] was adamant that you meet people if you play sports.’’ Hughes ate up football, cricket and basketball. But he never dreamed of wearing the baggy green cap. ‘‘As a 16, 17, 18-year-old, all I wanted to do was play footy. Cricket took a backseat.’’ A robust and talented defender, Hughes played for Werribee in the Victorian Football Association (now VFL) and was invited to train with Geelong for a couple of nights, ‘‘but it just didn’t work out’’. It was the late ’70s and a time of upheaval when media mogul Kerry Packer turned cricket
Sign of appreciation: Merv Hughes at the Footscray oval named in his honour.
on its head by dreaming up the renegade World Series Cricket. And there had been a few retirements in the Victorian cricket team, so Hughes was called up to the squad. ‘‘When I got down to Geelong I was playing cricket at Footscray, and the cricket took off a bit,’’ he recalls. Hughes made his Victorian debut in 1981 against South Australia in a one-day match. Four years later the national side beckoned and Hughes quickly became a crowd favourite, with thousands mimicking his customary stretches. It was 1988, a one-day match between Australia and Pakistan at the MCG. Australia had opened the batting and had posted a handy score. Carl Rackemann and Terry Alderman snared early wickets, but rain stopped play with Pakistan in quicksand. The crowd had turned restless, boredom setting in, and Hughes began to limber up. ‘‘I heard a big roar behind me, but every time I looked around there was nothing. So I started the stretching again. There’s a bit of a roar and the same thing. ‘‘I ran and bowled my over and Dean Jones came across to me and said, ‘Do you know what’s going on down there? Every time you do an exercise there’s about 10,000 people behind you doing the same thing’. And you think, well how good’s that?’’ The MCG is full of memorabilia of famous sporting moments and Hughes finds the funny side in the fact there is a photo of him stretching in front of the infamous Bay 13.
“A lot of people remember my career because of that and you think, ‘mate, give me a bit of credit’.” To concentrate only on Hughes the showman would be an injustice to a handy bowler who gave his all. He represented Australia between 1985 and 1994, playing 53 Tests and taking 212 wickets. Former Australian captain Ian Chappell observed Hughes from the commentary box. ‘‘He gave everything he had to try and help his team win,’’ Chappell says. ‘‘Merv is a great example to all budding young fast bowlers ... if you have some skill and give it everything you’ve got, you can succeed.’’ As he tucks into a sandwich, Hughes recollects his career, detailing mateship, mayhem and triumph. When he first got into the national side in December, 1985, the environment, he says, was edgy, cricket still recovering from the turmoil of World Series. He says it took a few years to swing that attitude around, and he credits the change to the influence of Allan Border, coach Bob Simpson, and wide-eyed wicketkeeper Ian Healy. Hughes’ first tour was with the famed 1989 Ashes-recapturing side in England. Australia, pinned as underdogs, took out the six-Test series 4-0. He would return in 1993 for the Ashes, celebrating another victory this time with the cream of Australia’s youth in the likes of Damien Martyn, Shane Warne, Matthew Hayden and Michael Slater. ‘‘In 1989 I was very much a junior player
within the set-up, and four years later you go over as an experienced player and you watch these young blokes come through and you just think: ‘I knew they were good players, but I didn’t think they were gonna be that good’.’’ When his career finally wound down in 1994, he was, he says, physically knackered. He admits he could have looked after his weight more but has seemingly no lasting regrets. ‘‘I loved my food, loved my drink. Ultimately, it probably did cost me.” Following a two-year stint with the Canberra Comets and a couple of years in the Footscray seconds, Hughes kept his hand in the game, helping develop young junior teams at Victorian level and seeing the likes of Cameron White and Peter Siddle come through. In 2005 he became an Australian selector, but was sacked five years later. Nowadays, Hughes’ main gig is as a tour host with Australian Sports Tours, following Australian cricket tours around the world with die-hard fans. Back home he is on the committee at Footscray-Edgewater and speaks fondly of the club where he cut his teeth. He seems genuinely humbled by the fact they chose to name the ground after him. Outside of cricket, his passions revolve around the Western Bulldogs, golf, and fishing. ‘‘My wife Sue constantly tells me there’s a fine line between fishing and sitting in a boat, holding a rod and not catching anything, which is what I tend to do a fair bit,’’ he laughs. July 3, 2013 \ WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE 19
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SEE&DO Holiday fun: Werribee Plaza will welcome family favourites Baloo and Mowgli from The Jungle Book and Dirtgirl, with her herb-growing craft village, these school holidays. Catch The Jungle Book Show at 11am and 1pm daily until Friday, and Dirtgirl World at 11am and 1pm, July 9-14. Visit: werribeeplaza.com.au
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On sale: Take 2 Opportunity Shop has specials and sales every week this month. Open 10am-3pm, Wednesday-Friday, and 9am-1pm first, Saturday of the month at 235 Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing. Funds go to worthy charities. Details: 9748 8700 supplied
he work of a former Victoria University professor in educating students around the world about dairy industries will be recognised with an international award. Professor Nagendra Shah, who worked at Victoria University’s Werribee campus for 21 years until 2011, will next week receive a distinguished service award from the American Dairy Science Association, recognising his research and teaching in the areas of food science and dairy technology. Professor Shah teaches at Hong Kong University but plans to return to Wyndham when he retires. At Victoria University he was involved in developing and managing programs in food science and dairy technology. He worked with Australian dairy companies to develop new products, including low-fat mozzarella cheese and low-fat probiotic cheddar cheese. Professor Shah said his research had advanced worldwide knowledge in dairy science and technology and had been successfully transferred to the industry.
He said his work spanned three continents and had influenced the professional lives of hundreds of students from undergraduate to PhD levels. He has also worked at Tribhuvan University in Nepal and South Dakota State University in the United States.
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Market 1: The next Point Cook Market is 9am-2pm this Sunday. New stallholders welcome to apply; Jamieson Way Community Centre, 59 Jamieson Way, Point Cook. Visit: jamiesonwaycc.org.au Market 2: Undercover market at Italian Sports Club of Werribee is 9am-1pm, July 6. Stalls include fresh fruit and vegies. Opportunities for new stallholders. Details: 9741 1225
Seniors’ fun: If you want to meet people and play cards, Monopoly, Scrabble or other board games, join a new club at the Point Cook Learning Centre each Friday from 12.30-2.30pm. Details: 9395 1953 Activity group: Werribee U3A has activities for semi-retirees and retired people. Also meet people with similar interests, and U3A welcomes anyone interested in teaching new subjects. Details: 9749 1093
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uyers looking for a house that can easily accommodate entertaining may be interested in this one. Guests can mingle on the huge pergola with Coonara and with decking underfoot, or get cosy in the outdoor spa. The space continues inside with a lounge room, meals zone, rumpus room and bar/study area. Ample storage and bench space are highlights of the large kitchen, which has stainless-steel appliances. Four bedrooms include three with built-in
wardrobes, while the fourth bedroom/ bungalow could be used as a teenage retreat. And there’s a two-way bathroom. Features are heating, cooling, an oversized, single lock-up garage and off-street parking for up to four cars. Primary and secondary schools, Werribee Plaza and the railway station are nearby.
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his three-bedroom house is an ideal starter property or potential investment because of its handy location near Werribee’s thoroughfare and freeways. Highlights are feature brick walls in each bedroom and living space, an original kitchen with tiled meals area, and a carpeted lounge room with ceiling fan and split system. All the bedrooms have built-in wardrobes while other notable features are roller shutters, ducted heating, a single garage with remote-controlled door, and a gazebo.
86B Tower Road, Werribee Price: $290,000-$300,000 Private sale Agent: Raine & Horne Werribee, 9742 8200
his well-presented house is ready for the buyers to move in without lifting a finger. There are three bedrooms, including the main one with en suite and walk-in wardrobe. Two separate living areas and a study provide ample space for the family. Stone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and a large pantry are kitchen features. An undercover entertainment area, low-maintenance gardens and double garage are included.
5 Manna Gum Drive, Tarneit Price: $425,000-$440,000 Private sale Agent: Sweeney Estate Agents Tarneit, 9749 0010
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A quiet space in a quiet place • Living includes open f/place, cathedral ceilings & duct heat & cool • In the family room enjoy the views of the yard • Create meals using the European appls in the kitchen • Master bedroom with WIR plus ensuite & spa bath • Enjoy low maintenance gardening • Quiet location close to schools & the freeway
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• Ideal Seaholme location set amongst established gardens • Three bedrooms, formal lounge, dining, kitchen /meals • Double garage, ducted heating, split system cooling • Close to Seaholme Primary School and Seaholme Station • Explore Cherry Lake, foreshore and walking tracks • Live, Invest, Renovate, Develop (STCA) – Enjoy • Make a “Sea change” – it’s wonderful for your lifestyle For Sale Inspect Office Contact
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Hoppers Crossing 3 Clendon Court
A3 B1 C2
Owners’ circumstance demands a sale!
• With its location and land size of approx 550m2 this home would be fantastic • Located within a short stroll to all amenities including schools, shops & transport • This will be a brilliant opportunity to secure this solid 3 bedroom home • Offering unlimited potential for those with a keen eye! • The bonus for you is that I have firm instructions from my vendor that they want this property SOLD! • Come and see for yourself the potential and opportunity that is on offer For sale Inspect Office Contact
• Light & airy kit with gas cooking apps • Relax in open living with separate dining • Bathroom with separate toilet • Fully fenced back yard with carport and shed • Heating/Cooling, security doors & roller shutters • Close to schools, shops, transport & parks
A2 B1 C1 For sale Inspect Office Contact
$270,000 - $290,000 Saturday 1.30 - 1.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479 Susie Haber 0403 650 750
Wyndham Vale 3A Greens Road No body Corp Fee’s
• Immaculate stand alone unit feels like a home • 2 beds this property is ready for you • Cosy lounge with gas wall heating • Kit with ample space with adjoining dining area • Backyard is big enough for you to plant those veggies • Easy acc to transport, shops and schools
Hoppers Crossing 10 Palm Street Enjoy the Palms on Palm Street
$379,000 - $399,000 Saturday 1.30 - 1.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479
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A2 B1 C1 $230,000 - $245,000 Saturday 3.30 - 3.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835
A4 B2 C2 D
• 732sqm allotment features 4 bedrooms, window shutters & ducted heating & cooling • Sunken lounge featuring floorboards, bay window, ceiling fan + family & dining room • Tiled kitchen boasts all mod cons with the versatility of dining inside or out • 3 bedrooms with BIRs all are centrally located • Large north facing master bedroom with floorboards, bay window, en-suite & WIR • Extensive pergola with mature palms, well-maintained gardens & plenty of room
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$235,000 Saturday 1.30 - 1.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Susie Haber 0403 650 750
Wyndham Vale 5 Greens Road
A3 B2 C2
The perfect place to call home
• Located close to all amenities • 3 beds with BIRs and full ensuite in the master • Spacious lounge with gas wall heat & heat/ cool unit • Kit & dining area with an abundance of space • Great sized secure backyard with rear access • Extra’s include window shutters & solar panels
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$295,000 - $315,000 Saturday 3.30 - 3.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949
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Truganina 41 Cheviot Drive
A4 B2 C6 D
Perfect family home on almost a quarter acre • One of Metricon’s award winning homes • Large master & ensuite & WIR + 3 beds + study • Open plan living with an impressive kitchen • Under roof decking alfresco for entertaining • 890sqm land + 4 car 6mx12m garage • Rem dble gar, DW, duct heat & cool
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Tarneit 3 Chervil Street
A3 B2 C2
Open the front door to find something special! • Study is located near the front door • Master bedroom with en-suite and WIR • Separate open living lounge and dining • Bedrooms with BIRs contemporary kit with modern apps • Outside paved back yard is low maintenance • Conveniently situated close to transport & shops
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Werribee 116 Wattle Avenue
Opportunity Awaits in the South Side on Wattle Avenue • Land size of approx 733sqm!! • Located in exclusive Wattle Grove Estate • 3 Beds, 2 Baths, master with WIR & ensuite • Timber Kit + family & meals & a rumpus room • Outdoor entertaining area + garden shed • Double Carport, heat & cool
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$590,000 - $610,000 Saturday 12.30 - 12.45am 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835
$389,000 - $409,000 Saturday 3.30 - 3.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479
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$449,000 Saturday 2.30 - 2.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0417 007 949 Peter Richardson 0412 327 835
Werribee 11/22 Ventosa Way
A2 B1 C1
Peaceful haven and a stone’s throw to it all! • 2 bedroom unit walking distance to all amenities • Open plan living with light fillied kitchen, meals & living • Duct cool & heat for year round comfort • Single lock up garage • Private courtyard to sit back and relax • This 2 bedroom unit is the perfect investment!
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Tarneit 10/53-61 Rippleside Terrace Lakeside Location For A Laid Back Lifestyle
• Opposite parks and wetlands • Balcony with wetland + decked area at rear • Gourmet stone kit feat s/s appliances • Two robed beds sharing luxury bathroom • Open integrated study space • Secure off st parking behind rem controlled door
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Werribee 21 Werribee Street South Designer home set on the South Side
• Architecturally Designed in a popular location • Clean, streamlined 3 bed plus study residence • Open plan living featuring concrete flooring • Vinyl wrap kitchen Smeg appl, stone benches • Sunlit beds, master feat ensuite and balcony • Duct heat, cooling, special design lighting • Secure 2 car garage with oversized workshop
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$255,000 - $265,000 Saturday 2.30 - 2.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Pete Cooney 0421 041 479 Susie Haber 0403 650 750
A2 B1 C1 $275,000 - $285,000 Saturday 12.30 - 12.45pm 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 03 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Steven Richardson 0407 445 567
A3 B2 C2 D $650,000 - $670,000 By appointment 23 Princes Highway, Werribee. 9974 0922 Michelle Chick 0416 007 949 Nicole Occhibove 0438 578 275
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• 5 blocks: 340m2 to 368m2 approx. • Northerly, western & east facing orientation • 3 & 4 bdr new homes packages available • No body corporate from Claremont Park • Access to Sayers Road & public transport • Located near new Tarneit West Shopping Centre For Sale Office Contact
$158,500 each Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Steve Smith 0418 355 521 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050
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Williams Landing 33 Swamphen Drive
A3 B2 C2
As new exceptional townhome opposite serene parklands perfect for a 1st home • Only 4 years young and situated toward the end of these contemporary homes • Downstairs presents master suite, living with powder room • Masterchef kitchen opening out to north facing and family sized rear yard • Feature stairwell leads to second living space with balcony • Further double bedrooms with designer central bathroom • Ducted heating and cooling, ample storage and many extras • In a vastly growing corridor of Melbourne, near train station, transport, club rooms, Auction Price Range Inspect Office Contact
Saturday, 6th July 2:00 PM $360,000-$380,000 Thurs 5:30-6:00pm & Sat 1:30-2:00pm Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Tracey Dean 0433 279 103 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050
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Werribee 7 Stewart Drive
• Double carport leads to feature withinformal livingtime zone recordentry price record • 3 large bedrooms downstairs (BIR), light and bright central bathroom • Master suite upstairs complete with ensuite and full wall robing • Masterchef kitchen with brand new s/s appliances inc. dishwasher • Second living room, heated flooring, brand new carpets • Family sized yard with undercover entertaining area and storage • Central cooling, solid & secure, all located close to Galvin Park College, transport & $345,000-$365,000 By Appointment Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Tracey Dean 0433 279 103 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050
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Gorgeous family home in convenient locale space for all by the ‘can do’providing agents.....
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Tarneit 8 Borboleta Street Your new life starts here and now!
• Immaculately presented & in Claremont Park • 3 bdr, master inc. ensuite and WIR • Feature kitchen s/steel appli., island bench • 2 living areas, 2 bathrooms, sep laundry • Ducted heating/cooling, formal lounge, OFP • Manicured gardens with alfresco For Sale Inspect Office Contact
$390,000-$410,000 Saturday 10:00-10:30am Shop 38 Wyndham Village SC, Tarneit. 9749 0010 Ruby Sweeney 0425 791 050 Steve Smith 0418 355 521
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The ‘can do’ agents..... AUCTION THIS SATURDAY
A2 B1 C1 5/18 Webb Street
Invest in a bayside apartment
• Situated in a prestigious location • Bright north facing open plan living • Entertainers’ kitchen. S/S appliances. • Large timber deck positioned for all year round use • Ducted cooling, heating and vacuum.
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Saturday, 6 July 2013 11:00 AM $295,000-$325,000 Sat 10:30-11:00am 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025
Altona 151 Blyth Street
A4 B1 C3
From the front door this house completely changes
$495,000-$550,000 Sat 2-2:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Julie Burt 0410 553 517 Brent Johnson 0418 336 024
A3 B2 C1
Altona Meadows 12 O’Brien Court Outdoor living and entertaining by the pool.
• A modernised home with generous bedrooms • Spacious hostess kitchen, dining & family area • Large deck for entertaining family & friends • Single garage and extra parking for 3-4 cars • Close to schools, shops, bus, train & Altona Beach
• Secluded pool & bar in a tropical garden. • Built in kitchen/BBQ and fireplace. • Renovated central bathroom and ensuite. • 3 double bedrooms with BIR’S • Near primary school, shops, parks, sports centre.
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Saturday, 6 July 2013 1:00 PM $695,000-$750,000 Sat 12:30-1:00pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025
A3 B1 C1
Saturday 10th Augustat 12pm $380,000-$410,000 Sat 12-12:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025
A3 B3 C2
Altona Meadows 7 Pine Avenue
Altona North 177 Millers Road
• Updated kitchen & spacious dining area. • 3 bedrooms and updated bathroom. • Separate living room. Gas heat. Air Con. • Large alfresco in north facing yard • Single garage. Separate store/workshop.
• Room for a family or a few house mates. • With 3 bathrooms, two of which are ensuites. • Three double bedrooms, one downstairs. • A spacious & sunny open plan living area. • In a great position for a home or investment.
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$390,000-$410,000 Sat 11-11:30am 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Allan Parham 0438 336 024
A3 B1 C1
Spacious, neat & great location
$490,000-$515,000 Sat 11-11:30am 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Brent Johnson 0418 336 024
A4 B2 C2
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Point Cook 21 Kingsley Avenue
• Light filled kitchen, dining, living area & sunroom • Hostess kitchen with lots of bench space • French doors open to deck and alfresco • 3 double bedrooms & central bathroom • Polished timber floors, heating & cooling
• Walking distance to the Point Cook Town Centre • Easy and fast freeway access • Large 648sqm block approx • Newly renovated, floorboards throughout • Huge backyard, sandpit & large garden shed
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Executive residence with quality fittings.
• Situated in a great location, close to the beach. • Open kitchen/meals/living area & balcony. • Polished floorboards throughout. Gas heating. • Walk to Pier St shops, cafes & train station. • Great investment opportunity in a seaside suburb.
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A3 B1 C1 4/15-17 Railway St Nth
$420,000-$460,000 Sat 3-3:30pm 54 Pier Street, Altona. 9398 3799 Paul Lindemann 0418 336 025 Brent Johnson 0418 336 024
Heart and soul
$430,000-$460,000 Sat 1-1:30pm 73 Point Cook Road, Point Cook. 9360 9355 Anthony Kent 0425 850 610 Barry Seignior 0425 850 607
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4A 2B 2C
Truganina 38 Talliver Terrace
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Situated in a quiet pocket of Truganina, this home offers 4 bedrooms, the master with Wir & full ensuite, sep study, formal lounge, open kitchen & meals area. To the rear of the home is the family bathroom & second living zone. Further features incl a dbl garage with rear access, duct heat & split system cooling, all within short proximity to schools, shops & public
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4A 2B 2C
Close to the river
Werribee 3 Fauna Court
Situated on 671m2 (approx), this well presented family home will accommodate the growing family. The master bedroom has a huge Wir & en-suite, well appointed spacious kitchen & two separate living zones. Other great features incl a double garage with rear access, covered entertainment area & ducted heat all in quiet court near the picturesque Werribee river
Price $385,000 - $405,000 Saturday 6th July 11.30am
PrDnationwide Werribee 2/85 Synnot Street, 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee James Ferris 0419 323 179 email@example.com
3A 2B 2C
Superbly located Werribee 40 Wattle Avenue This family home boasts both formal & informal living & dining zones, 3 good size bedrooms, the master with en-suite & Wir and ducted heating throughout. Outside is a double remote garage with rear access to the large pergola, & a family sized backyard. Situated with easy access to the freeway & public transport, plus close to schools & shops. Call today to inspect!
Selling Price $399,000 View
Saturday 6th July 1.45pm
PrDnationwide Werribee 2/85 Synnot Street 9742 7557 prdnationwide.com.au/werribee Grant Fitzpatrick 0407 510 838 Grantf@prdwerribee.com.au
3A 1B 2C
Pretty as a postcard
Werribee 15 Pleone Court
This versatile home offers the flexibility, warmth and comfort of being in a quiet court location with easy access to public transport and the freeway and also close to schools, shops, parks and sporting facilities. A great opportunity to buy now and watch your nest egg grow. Call today, you won’t be disappointed.
Price $289,000 - $309,000 Saturday 6th July 10.30am
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Sanctuary LakeS 18/9 Greg norman Drive Looking for a secure investment? you can’t go past Quest! An ideal investment opportunity for those wanting a hassle free, low maintenance townhouse with secure monthly income. Under lease to market leader, Quest Serviced Apartments, this double storey residence features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances & dishwasher, stylish furnishings, fully equipped laundry, large terrace and great view off the main bedroom balcony, split air conditioning and heating units. On a long term lease, with all the day to day cleaning and servicing of the property is carried out by Quest at no cost to the owner. The complex is only a short stroll to Sanctuary Lakes Resort’s facilities including pool, gymnasium, tennis courts and restaurants.
27th July 2013 12.00pm PRICE GUIDE
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Simon Khouri 0400 255 555 Zack Nedelkovski 0455 555 556 Point cook Office 9395 9999
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ypa.com.au Werribee 107 Rosella Avenue
Werribee South 23 Beach Road
Tarneit 31 Prominence Boulevard
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Werribee 13 Racecourse Road
191 Watton Street, Werribee
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Tarneit 38 Prominence Boulevard
Display Home Quality Near The River Why would anyone build when you can move straight into this immaculately presented family home that looks and feels like a display home? With the Werribee River at the end of the street this low maintenance complete package boasts large flowing living areas, robed bedrooms, master bedroom located at the rear of the home with full ensuite and walk-in robe, a designer hostess kitchen that services the large meals and family rooms and flows out to the north facing decked entertaining area and professionally landscaped gardens with manicured lawns. Quality extras include ducted heating, refrigerated split system cooling, stainless steel appliances, double garage with direct internal access and a host of designer fittings and fixtures making this home a must see for those seeking a quality low maintenance lifestyle.
191 Watton Street, Werribee
Private Sale Contact Agent Inspect
Sat 11-11.30am Photo ID required
James Antonio 0401 889 248 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
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Werribee 126 Westleigh Drive
Federation Inspiration Set On 1000+m2 In Westleigh Gardens When it comes to a home that can offer the best of many worlds in terms of elite location, extra large land size and federation influenced build quality, then we have the perfect formula available here for you! Set in the ever sought after and peaceful Westleigh Gardens Estate of Wyndham, this privately crafted home will set you apart from any old boring home that may also be on offer. Comprising both formal sitting and dining room that can also serve as a study, the classic kitchen is finished with stainless combination Smeg double oven and Meile 900mm cooktop, any budding chef will be right at home here! A separate meals room and spacious adjoining rumpus add for more space for the busy family while ducted heating and cooling keep things cosy all year round! Decorative cornicing, skirtings, light fittings and higher ceilings add to the timeless experience. Outdoors entails rich colorbond roofing, while a remote access double garage offers both rear and internal access. The backyard is somewhat a blank canvas ready for any green thumb to finish with their own touches yet offers the type of backyard space where you could build a huge shed or just let the kids run free amongst all this space! Close to the Werribee CBD and offering easy freeway access, this is one of those opportunities not to be missed!
191 Watton Street, Werribee
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Sat 1-1.30pm Photo ID required
John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
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Hoppers Crossing 7 Sovereign Retreat Bring The Family Home
EKS E W O TW
For that family looking to expand or those looking for that extra space & those who love to entertain, look no more. On offer is a nicely presented & much loved family home that will have the friends envious. Presenting 4 fitted BRs, ensuite to master, separate study, powder room, rumpus & lovely lounge with adjoining dining. Large kitchen with ample bench space, that opens up onto the meals & family area. Appointments include gas ducted heating, cooling, double garage with drive through access & lovely pergola area looking out to a beautiful landscaped gardens. Located in the heart of Hoppers Crossing, in a quiet court location & a very short walk to public transport, schools & Werribee Plaza SC. All set on a fully landscaped allotment of 685m2 approx & with great size inside & out, what more can the heart desire?
Hoppers Crossing 5B Yarrabee Drive
All The Hard Work Has Been Done Offering an open design with 4 BRs, updated central Private Sale bathroom, large lounge, meals area & updated kitchen. Inspect Featuring polished hardwood floor boards, ducted heating, evap cooling, recently painted, new fences & low maintenance gardens with outdoor patio. Walking Contact distance to Hoppers Crossing train station, Werribee Plaza SC & several schools, making this home the ideal family favourite or low maintenance investment.
191 Watton Street, Werribee
$280,000 - $295,000 Sat 10.45-11.15am Photo ID required James Antonio 0401 889 248 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
Private Sale $400,000 - $430,000 Inspect
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1 Wyndham Vale 2/24 Brimpton Grove Brand New Contemporary Masterpiece This brilliantly located new villa offers a formal lounge, Private Sale master with ensuite, the chic 2-tone kitchen will be finished Inspect with upmarket appliances & adjoins a generous meals room. Other finishes include wall to wall carpets & ducted heating, BIRs in all BRs & a separate main bathroom. A designer colour Contact scheme will feature throughout & carry on outdoors with a stylish dual tone rendered façade & the grounds will be finished with low maintenance gardens & stone touches.
$245,000 - $255,000 Sat 2-2.30pm Photo ID required John Camilleri 0414 778 940 Tony Vercher 0421 734 414
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30 The Esplanade, Sanctuary Lakes
23 Lowess Lane, Sanctuary Lakes
60 Regal Road, Point Cook
STYLISH FAMILY FUN WITH OUTDOOR POTENTIAL
TREAT YOURSELF TO A SANCTUARY LAKES LIFESTYLE!
SURE TO BE A FAMILY FAVOURITE
Located in the highly sought-after Sanctuary Lakes community, this easy care four bedroom home is a superb family prospect.
Space, space and more space is what you will find behind the front door of this striking and modern three-bedroom double storey home.
With a highly desired Featherbrook Estate address and stylish modern appeal, this 4 bedroom family haven is a tantalising opportunity.
• Central living zone with ample space for designated meals and lounge areas • Modern kitchen with SS appliances, breakfast counter and WI pantry • Enormous master bed with stylish ensuite and roomy walk-in robe • Three other well-sized bedrooms featuring built-in robes • Separate laundry, double remote garage, secure alarm and ample storage
• Downstairs incorporating a family area with living and meals area • Kitchen featuring dishwasher and adjoining meals area • Master bedroom with WIR, ensuite and private balcony • Two other bedrooms with BIRs and a shared balcony plus a central bathroom • Double lock up garage on remote control, alarm system & heating
• Casual meals area and modern kitchen with SS appliances and island bench • Carpeted living/entertaining area enjoys spilt system cooling • Master retreat boasts WIR and superb private ensuite, 3 other bedrooms with BIRs • Vogue central bathroom with separate shower & bath, separate laundry • Double remote garage, ducted heating, secure alarm, ample storage
PRIVATE SALE Contact Agent
Sat 6th July 12.30pm - 1.00pm
$450,000 - $485,000
Sat 6th July 11.30am - 12.00pm
Sun 6th July 10.00am - 10.30am
SO 254 Boardwalk Blvd, Point Cook
$375,000 - $410,000
106 Alamanda Blvd, Point Cook
20 Luxford Drive, Point Cook
HUGE POTENTIAL IN A PREMIER LOCATION!
ALAMANDA ESTATE EXCELLENCE
CONTEMPORARY FAMILY COMFORT IN SERENE SURROUNDS
Overlooking the Featherbrook Estate Community Centre and within walking distance to the sports oval is this spacious 3-bedroom family home.
Wonderfully located in the desirable Alamanda Estate, this breezy and contemporary four bedroom home is relaxed family living at its best.
Sensational urban appeal and low-maintenance living are the defining qualities of this picturesque 4 bedroom family home located in the idyllic Featherbrook Estate.
• Open plan living and dining area • Kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and dishwasher • Three spacious bedrooms with BIRs • Master with ensuite and WIR • Remote controlled DLUG with internal access
• Urban kitchen owns sleek granite benchtops and SS appliances • Semi-private rumpus room neighbours the large living & meals area • Master located at the rear for maximum privacy and featuring an ensuite and WIR • Three remaining bedrooms enjoy built-in robes (two of them mirrored) • Hardwood ﬂoors, laundry, double remote garage, ducted heating
• • • • •
PRIVATE SALE $385,000 - $399,500
Sat 6th July 1.30pm - 2.00pm
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33 Copeland Crescent, Point
36 Lakeside Drive, Sanctuary Lakes
POSITION, CONVENIENCE & COMFORT
SUPERBLY BUILT AND METICULOUSLY MAINTAINED
Located in the peaceful surrounds an established family friendly area is this well presented 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom home.
Superbly built and meticulously maintained, this luxury home combines gracious living areas of generous proportion with elegant interiors.
• • • • •
• Two spacious levels including formal lounge, upstairs retreat living area • Kitchen with SS appliances, d/washer & Coria stone bench tops • Five generous size bedrooms, three bathrooms • Spacious master with generous size WIR, ensuite with huge shower & a balcony. • Alarm system, ducted heating, double garage
PRIVATE SALE Price:
Shop 9, Boardwalk Central Shopping Centre 48 Tom Roberts Parade, Point Cook VIC 3030 R16 WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE \ July 3, 2013
Lot 780 Daisybush Drive Lot 713 Canegrass Drive Lot 329 Millpond Drive Lot 918 Featherbrook Drive 42 Featherbrook Drive Lot 657 Grassland Drive Lot 923 Featherbrook Drive Lot 712 Canegrass Drive
382SQM 395SQM 476SQM 504SQM 721SQM 655SQM 425SQM 396SQM
$269,000 $275,000 $315,000 $249,000 $310,000 $330,000 P.O.A P.O.A
FEATHERBROOK Lot 249 Andaman Place
$545,000 - $595,000
Well equipped kitchen with adjoining meals area Huge light ﬁlled family area, fully enclosed alfresco area with rear access Three spacious bedrooms, two feature WIRs and ensuites, one with BIRs Central bathroom and separate laundry Ducted heating/cooling, DLUG with access to the spacious backyard
Urban kitchen enjoys stone benches, SS appls, and a walk-in pantry Three distinct living zones including an expansive lounge & neighbouring rumpus Peaceful master bedroom impresses with WIR and chic ensuite Laundry with external access, ducted heating, reverse cycle AC Double remote garage with custom made cabinets
Lot 613 Urban Drive
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36 Lakeside Drive, Sanctuary Lakes 31 Millpond Drive, Point Cook
13 Millpond Drive, Point Cook
17 Dexter Grove, Point Cook
FANTASTIC FAMILY FIND Brand-new 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom home featuring a modern fit-out and spacious living areas leading to a lovely rear yard to call your own.
SOPHISTICATION, STYLE & SPACE!
PRIME PRIVATE LIVING WITH SPACE AND STYLE
This impressive 4-bedroom plus study home with multiple living areas is built for a buyer who is looking for comfort, luxury and space with the added bonus of views.
Wonderfully open while still retaining a private sensibility, this terrific three bedroom home is the pinnacle of low-fuss urban living.
• Open-plan living spaces plus separate carpeted lounge/study • Modern kitchen with Caesarstone benchtops & Technika appliances • Four bedrooms, two towards the rear have BIRs, another two with WIRs • Master towards front of the house includes huge WIR and private ensuite • Double garage with internal and rear access, secure intercom entry
• Kitchen features ﬂoor to ceiling cabinetry, quality SS appliances & d/washer • Spacious family and meals area with stunning marble tiles • 3 bedroom with WIRs, family bathroom with separate WC • Master with huge WIR and deluxe ensuite with twin vanities and spa bath • Ducted heating, ducted vacuum, landscaped front and back, r/c DLUG
• Central living/lounge area, modern kitchen with SS appliances • Quality carpet, roller blinds & large windows allowing for gorgeous natural light • Front master bedroom with private ensuite and WIR • Laundry has direct access to brilliant outdoor courtyard & garden area • Double remote garage, ducted heating & solar hot water system
PRIVATE SALE Price:
$435,000 - $460,000
Sat 6th July 12.45pm - 1.15pm
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An air of modern elegance coupled with relaxed family living make this stylish 4 bedroom home a brilliant opportunity. • • • • •
Expansive central living zone with designated lounge and meals areas Stone kitchen boasts SS appliances and a huge walk-in pantry Relaxed and open formal lounge room, elegant central bathroom Generous master with WIR & ensuite with dual vanities, other beds with BIRs Double remote garage, built-in speakers in central living room and alfresco area
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10 Countess Way, Point Cook
DELIGHTFUL FAMILY RETREAT IN RELAXED SURROUNDS Defined by its superb sense of space and family sensibility, this 4 bedroom home is relaxed modern living at its finest. • Kitchen featuring stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone countertops • Open retreat can be transformed into a fantastic entertainment room • Private master bedroom with modish ensuite and walk-in robe • Three remaining bedrooms are well-sized and feature BIRs • Laundry with external access, double remote garage, heating & cooling
• Seven days a week leasing services and phone support • A consistently low vacancy rate • Fully qualiﬁed Property Managers with skilled knowledge relating to tenancy legislation • Regular rent reviews and routine inspections • Monthly statements can be received by email • MICM property is a Quality Endorsed Company (ISO 9001:2000) continually aiming to exceed our service
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Shop 9, Boardwalk Central Shopping Centre 48 Tom Roberts Parade, Point Cook VIC 3030
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26 Nelson Way, Hoppers Crossing
12 Prominence Blvd, Tarneit
HIGH ON LIFESTYLE 4A 2B 2C 1D
Prominent Position, Pure Pleasure 3A 2B 2C
Boasting the ultimate in family living, this great residence is located within the highly sought after Central Park estate, offering easy freeway access and walking distance to Hoppers Crossing Train Station. Inspiring a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle, this double storey home comprises of 4 fitted bedrooms Plus study
This stylish and sophisticated townhouse is close to Bethany School and local shops this deluxe apartment is in a sensational location. Has a spacious lounge room with adjacent powder room leading through to a meals area and a large tiled family room, modern fully equipped kitchen opening to the meals/family area which leads you out to the landscaped backyard.
Agent Darren Ellis 0466 210 729 Stephen Latella 0459 558 859
Agent Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Stephen Latella 0459 558 859 Price
86B Tower Road, Werribee
16 Parawong Parade, Wyndham Vale
LOCATION & VALUE 3A 1B 1C
A FRESH START OR POLISHED 3A 2B 1C
Comprising of three good size bedrooms, tidy kitchen with meals area and a comfortable lounge. Additional features include brick feature walls, roller shutters, ceiling fans, central bathroom, window furnishings, ducted heating, Air Conditioning, plus single remote controlled garage with a Gazebo at the rear of the property for entertaining friends and family.
This low maintenance modern unit features the master bedroom with walk in robe and ensuite located at the front, which then leads you through to the polished kitchen, meals and family area. Boasting 3 great sized bedrooms, heating & cooling plus the remote garage with internal access, this opportunity is one not to be overlooked.
Agent Darren Ellis 0466 210 729 Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Price
Agent Stephen Latella 0459 558 859 Darren Ellis 0466 210 729 Price
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5 Delaney Boulevard, Williams Landing
9 Quamby Court, Werribee
Williams Landing Station walking 3A 2B 2C 1D
Immaculate Inside & Out 3A 1B 2C
Featuring 3 bedrooms plus study, WIR & an ensuite, Modern kitchen fitted with 900mm European appliances & ample bench space plus Caesar stone bench tops. The multiple living zones include family living at the rear, leading out to the alfresco, formal lounge.
The single-level layout provides 3 fitted bedrooms complete with ceiling fans, a fantastic open plan lounge with the integration of a well-appointed kitchen, and tiled meals area offering direct access to an entertainers paradise under the huge entertaining area.
Agent Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Gavin Gill 0407 224 478 Price
662 Diggers Road, Werribee South
Agent Stephen Latella 0459 558 859 Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Price
1/62 Church Street, Werribee
BEACHSIDE BLISS ON 1735SQM 4A 2B 2C
Powerful Potential In Privileged 2A 1B 1C
Four Bedrooms (master bedroom with dressing area, WIR and an ensuite) plus three large bedrooms and two separate bathrooms, large utility room. Modern kitchen enhanced by Californian redwood cabinetry, European appliances, walk in pantry with an access to underground wine cellar.
A fairy-tale facade and classical hall way entices you into a large double bedroom, master bedroom each defined by original timber floors and traditional high ceilings. Bathroom boasting claw foot bath completes a floor-plan loaded with character
Agent Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Price
Agent Shane Bogdanowicz 0412 079 518 Darren Ellis 0466 210 729 Price
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Complete family package at Tarneit
Get in on the ground floor
ere’s a family-sized property that ticks all the boxes: plenty of space, low maintenance and close to services. The contemporary house has four bedrooms, including two with en suites and one with a walk-in robe. There’s plenty of space to entertain with a lounge room, family-meals area and home theatre. The kitchen has an island bench and stainless-steel appliances. Ducted heating, evaporative cooling, alarm, security shutters, a 6000-litre water tank, solar panels, entertainment area, and a double garage are additional features.
69 Rippleside Terrace, Tarneit Price: $430,000-$450,000 Private sale Agent: YPA Estate Agents Werribee, 9741 7777
pportunity knocks for first-home buyers with this new villa in Wyndham Vale. It has two bedrooms, each with mirrored built-in wardrobes. The main bedroom also has an en suite. A carpeted lounge room is separate from the tiled meals area, while a wine rack and ample storage space are features of the kitchen. Ducted heating and a single garage are included. The property is close to Wyndham Vale shopping centre and a reserve.
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Another chance to live the dream More home sites are up for grabs at Point Cook’s Kingsford estate
omebuyers who missed out on a property at Kingsford estate in Point Cook now have another opportunity to buy there with the release of 26 new lots in stage 9A. The estate, developed by Peet Limited, accommodates everyone from first-home buyers to families, with home sites ranging from 184 square metres to 576 square metres. Homebuyers looking for ideas on what they’d like their dream home to look like and feature can visit the on-site Porter Davis Display Village, which has examples of new designs.
The Kingsford community has many attractions, including two landscaped parks, walking trails and a reserve, which add up to more than four hectares of recreational space. Peet has invested more than $1million in developing the community’s first park of more than 8000 square metres. It includes a 30-metre flying fox, a climbing frame, picnic and barbecue facilities. The second recreational zone, at Hargrave Park, will have a playground and another picnic area. Peet Limited managing director and CEO
Brendan Gore said 60 per cent of the home sites had been sold since sales began in September 2010. “Kingsford is home to 900 residents and will eventually have 545 households,” he said. “Its success is echoed by the rapid expansion of Wyndham, which has the biggest and fastest growth of any local government area in Victoria, while Point Cook is a thriving community of about 35,000.” The estate is ideal for buyers who work in the city as it’s just 24km from the CBD. There’s also the convenience of having
Aircraft and Werribee train stations and bus stops nearby. Families are catered to with primary and secondary schools close by and Point Cook Town Centre and Innisfail Village a short drive from the Kingsford community. For more information, visit the on-site sales office or call the team.
Kingsford Developer: Peet Limited Address: 5 Bell Crescent, Point Cook Phone: 0439 393 829
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Woodies Warriors on mission A Hoppers Crossing trio are riding high in the saddle to conquer cancer, writes Laura Little
WINTHIS Show jump spectacular Cavalia is a fresh mix of equestrian and performing arts, multimedia and special effects. Created by one of the co-founders of Cirque du Soleil, Cavalia is filled with poetry and emotion and integrates acrobatics, dance, aerial stunts, live music and equestrian arts. Enter now for your chance to win a double pass to an 8pm show on Wednesday, July 31.
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Pedal power: Adam Jordan is aiming to raise more than $20,000 in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.
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winthisnow.com.au and follow the prompts. Entries close on Monday at 11.59pm and will be drawn at 10am the next day at Level 2, 112 Cubitt Street, Richmond. Winners will be notified in writing and their names published at winthisnow.com.au, where terms and conditions are available.
hree Hoppers Crossing men will put their fitness to the test to raise money for the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Peter Woods, Adam Jordan and Matthew O’Donnell have signed up to take part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer on October 26-27. They will cycle 200 kilometres from Albert Park to the Mornington Peninsula, camping overnight. Mr Jordan (pictured) says the team, known as Woodies Warriors, took part last year. They hope to raise more than $20,000 for the centre. “I came on board because I thought it was a worthwhile cause, given that one in two people will be diagnosed with this insidious disease,” he said. “I got back on board with the ride this year because I want to see what else we can do to help the Peter Mac centre.” The team has been training for months, after finding last year’s ride challenging. They are also organising a trivia night and silent auction at Mossfiel Hall on September 21 to help them reach their fund-raising goal.
Italian Sports Club of Werribee
GRAND OPENING 12th and 13th of July
601 Heaths Road Werribee PH: 97411225 Friday night kicks off with the ofﬁcial opening of the refurbished area starting at 7pm followed by the cutting of the ribbon and The Presidents speech at 7.30. The night will include a variety of live entertainment starting from 8pm until late and ﬁnger food through out the venue. Saturday day continues the opening with a carnival day atmosphere offering plenty of FREE rides including chair plane, jumping castle, Animal farm to name a few, undercover market’s, BBQ, popcorn, fairy ﬂoss, live entertainment and giveaways for all kids and families! July 3, 2013 \ WEEKLY – YOUR COMMUNITY VOICE 21
Beating the panic Anxiety can be kept in check with the right support network and psychological counselling, writes Rebecca Miller.
confident wearing them. All of a sudden the fuzziness and haze had disappeared.’’ Bacchus Marsh psychologist Danette Thackwray says people with anxiety don’t have to suffer in silence. ‘‘Psychological counselling is very helpful in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. ‘‘Patients can talk about their background and history of their symptoms and learn how and when the feelings began. They can gain the tools to help in their own recovery.’’ Robinson describes mental illness as being like a volcano – it can lie dormant for a while, but when it erupts you know about it. He says it is how you deal with it, and the help provided, that’s important. ‘‘Sufferers should accept they have a problem, get the right professional advice and no matter how bad things are, never give up.’’ If you are experiencing anxiety, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.
nxiety symptoms are often invisible, but for sufferers such as Glen Robinson the struggle is very real. ‘‘I was diagnosed with anxiety in 1995, when I was 17,’’ he says. ‘‘I left school to work fulltime, broke up with my girlfriend and never really accepted I had a problem. ‘‘My diagnosis was brought about because I’d have panic attacks, obsessive thoughts and night sweats. I was constantly on edge.’’ Eventually, things began to turn around. Robinson went back to school, completed his VCE and visited a psychologist regularly. But life took a turn for the worse in 2003 when his anxiety came back with a vengeance. ‘‘I became very sensitive to light, couldn’t handle crowds and was anxious and insecure outside my home.’’ He says the support of his parents got him through. ‘‘One day mum gave me a pair of sunglasses and said, ‘wear these’. ‘‘I wore them everywhere. It worked, I felt
Hope at hand: Anxiety doesn’t have to rule a person’s life.
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Still a place for mum’s cooking Our food culture may just be turning full circle, writes Carole Levy.
with concoctions that borrowed from science. Tiny, painstaking portions of food-as-art began to perch on plates, gobbled up by rapturous crowds prepared to pay through the nose. But has the pendulum started to swing back? The Slow Food movement was a reaction against culinary pretensions and has continued to gain ground. Slow-cooked lamb shanks were the forerunners, giving diners a nostalgic taste of fare they may have enjoyed at grandma’s table. It’s a menu item that has held its ground since being reintroduced – and for good reason: most people, when it’s all said and eaten, still crave the food they grew up with. If you doubt this, just ask someone returning from an overseas holiday which meal they’re looking forward to having. The most likely answer: a traditional roast or steak and veg. It seems no matter how broad our food church, we hold dear our mum’s cooking. When the gourmet gorge ends, it’s a lamb chop with mash that remains – although hopefully cooked better than it used to be.
very culture has its version of comfort food. Indians have curries; Japanese their fish and rice; Mexican, tortillas; and Italians their pasta. Aussies have always had their meat and veg, but now we are so educated, indeed saturated, in foodie culture that the dishes of the past have been relegated to the ranks of old hat. When meat was often overcooked and vegies were boiled to within an inch of their lives, they could rightfully be thought of as bland, so it’s little wonder baby boomers embraced new culinary ideas with gusto. It all started with the introduction of Chinese food and the humble spag bol. Suddenly, Aussie families were eating meals with exotic flavours. The appetite for new tastes grew and today we enjoy nearly every cuisine on the planet. Chefs carved out a name by creating evermore exacting dishes that promised food nirvana. The cookbook sector exploded with new ideas and television programs delivered an orgy of vicarious feasting. Cooks went into overdrive, creating molecular gastronomy
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Well run: Peter Burke has been honoured for his 40-year involvement with amateur athletics in the western suburbs.
eter Burke’s 40 years’ dedication to athletics, both on and off the track, has been recognised with his naming as Wyndham City’s 2013 Citizen of the Year. The award, which is Wyndham’s highest individual honour, recognises a resident whose achievements have had a significant influence on the community. It was presented at the Wyndham Community Volunteer Awards at the Wyndham City Civic Centre in Werribee on June 28. Mr Burke was nominated for his tireless commitment to athletics in Wyndham and across the western suburbs in both administration and coaching roles, and his work in developing athletes and the sport of athletics. The 72-year-old Werribee resident said he was humbled to receive such a prestigious honour. “I’m still shocked and overwhelmed, to be honest,” Mr Burke said. “My father was an athletics coach at Essendon and I started running at the age of about 13 or 14 and I’ve been involved in the sport ever since – it’s in my blood.”
During the 1950s, Mr Burke was a member of the Essendon Amateur Athletic Club, where he competing in running, walking and triple jump events. In 1972, he joined the committee of the Werribee Amateur Athletic Club and over the next 40 years served a variety of roles, including executive officer, secretary and president, while continuing to coach. “Volunteering is an integral part of Australian society and when you’re a volunteer you get back so much more than you put in. Without volunteers lending their time to sporting clubs, charities and organisations, our country wouldn’t function.” Wyndham mayor Heather Marcus said Mr Burke was a deserving citizen of the year. “Although he’s now aged in his seventies, Peter continues to volunteer his time to coach more than 50 athletes and is a mentor to many other athletes, coaches and past athletes,” Cr Marcus said. “Peter was instrumental in the formation of Western Athletics, which is now one of Victoria’s largest athletics clubs. He has helped hundreds of athletes of all ages to realise their talents on the track, but also develop their
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Wyndham Transport Advisory Committee Bus Information Evening The Wyndham Transport Advisory Committee (WTAC) is hosting a Bus Information Evening. The purpose of the evening is to provide information to Wyndham residents about bus services: what has been undertaken by the State Government, what is planned, responsibilities for services and facilities (bus shelters and bus stops). The evening will consist of guest speakers from Wyndham Transport Advisory Committee, Public Transport Victoria, Westrans and a Council officer followed by a panel discussion with questions. Light refreshments will be provided.
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leadership skills and give back to the sport and the community.” “I would like to congratulate Peter on this fantastic honour and thank him for his invaluable contribution to our city.” The citizen of the year was selected from the six category winners for this year’s awards. They were presented with their trophies at last Friday night’s ceremony. Mr Burke won the Sports and Recreation Award. The other five category winners were:
Community Engagement Award – Kathryn Saunders A past president and current treasurer of Little Buddies Toy Library – the only community-run toy library in Australia. Ms Saunders increased
membership of the library and use throughout the wider community and oversaw its relocation to the Wyndham Vale Community Learning Centre. A second branch was established at Point Cook. She has raised three children while holding a full-time job.
Community Health and Wellbeing Award – Christine Williams Confined to a wheelchair after contracting polio as a child, Ms Williams has dedicated her life to raising awareness of disability issues. She is vice-president of the National Ethnic Disability Alliance, a member of Disability Connection Victoria, and plays a major role in the annual Salvation Army Red Cross appeal. She is also one of the founders
of the Wyndham Disability Action Group (WYNDAG).
Culture, Arts and Tourism Award – Barry Hopkins For more than 12 years, Barry Hopkins has been a tireless contributor to the promotion of Wyndham Cultural Centre. Despite battling illness over the years, Mr Hopkins has never failed in his commitment to support and be an ambassador for the Wyndham Cultural Centre.
activities is working with schools around Wyndham on an education and river monitoring program.
Young Volunteer of the Year category winner – Korban Flowers
Environment and Sustainability Award – John Forrester
Mr Flowers is a dedicated volunteer at Saffron Kitchen – a community enterprise aimed at providing employment pathways to newly arrived residents in Wyndham. The 17-yearold student prepares a large number of meals, carries out accounting and cleaning duties and is an invaluable member of the team, given the language barriers many other volunteers face.
Mr Forrester is the chair of Litter Watch, which was established to tackle the issue of litter within Wyndham. One of its major
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MELTON SOUTH 3BR house. Remote control garage, good location, close to transport and shops. Bond and refs required, no pets. POA. Contact 9743 6979.
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WERRIBEE 13 Egret Crt. 3BR house. Bond $1300. $290psw rent. 2 weeks advance. Must apply with reference. No pets. 9747 1103 or 0418 543 510.
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WERRIBEE Employed female to share a modern 3BR home. $150 per week with no bills. Phone 0418 539 907.
MELTON Room to rent to a mature working person. Must be tidy. Close to transport. $120 per week, no bond, no bills to pay. Contact Joanne 0417 316 300.
SPOTSWOOD Person required to share 3BR house. 2 rooms avail. $120pw plus bills neg. Close to everything. Ph 0422 754 399.
Situations Vacant YARRAVILLE Gent Street, 3BR BV, clean and neat house. Open plan kitchen/dining, BIR’s, gas heating. $355pw. ☎ 0411 402 340.
Werribee branch seeking experienced Sales Manager. Key Criteria: Experienced with proven track record, holds Agents Representative licence & current VIC drivers licence. Please contact 03 9742 8200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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To Let HOPPERS CROSSING Renovated 3BR BV freshly painted new floorboards/appliances BIR’s kit/ meals overlooking yard separate lounge close to plaza/buses/ schools $260pw Pellegrino R/E, 3/19 Synnot St, W/bee 9741 1000
Hospitality Gaming / TAB Attendant We are a busy sports club with gaming, TAB and bar facilities and are looking for someone with experience in the hospitality industry who enjoys working with people from all walks of life. You must have a current Victorian Gaming Licence, RSA, RSG and having a TAB accreditation would be an advantage. The successful applicant must be able to work week nights and weekends. If this is you, we would like to hear from you.
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Werribee Secondary College in partnership with Hands on Learning Australia is looking for two part-time Instructors / Mentors to deliver a small group program that aims to reengage disengaged students. Initially this would be a fixed term appointment for one or two days per week and applicants with trades experience are preferred. A Working with Children Check will be required. See www.handsonlearning.org.au for more information about the program. Applicants must include a Cover Letter and their CV, with contact details for three referees. Applications to the Assistant Principal Staffing at W.S.C; 45 Duncans Rd, Werribee 3030 or Email: email@example.com Closing Date: July 12 2013 G6135611
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Weekly Classifieds Medical Receptionist Required for a general practice in Hoppers Crossing. Exp preferred. Please email your resume to: werrabi@ bigpond.net.au G6142981
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Continuing to offer the Community emotional support in times of need VOLUNTEER TELEPHONE CRISIS SUPPORTER COURSE: Begins Wed 7 August 2013 APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Mon 22 July 2013 Lifeline offers: - A nationally accredited telephone crisis supporter 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
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• Do you have excellent leadership and communication skills? • Are you attracted to a challenging and diverse role in the water industry? • Flexible location – Werribee, Ringwood or Koo Wee Rup Delivering rural water services to 10,000 farmers, urban water corporations and industry across southern Victoria, Southern Rural Water is proud of its contribution to the prosperity of rural communities. In this role you will lead and supervise a small field based team responsible for delivering high standards of service to our customers and stakeholders in our central region, which covers the area between Werribee and Warragul. We are keen to talk to you if you have: • Well-developed leadership and management skills • Excellent problem solving, interpersonal and communications skills • Self-motivations and initiative with a focus on results • Strong customer service skills coupled with an equally strong focus on safety An attractive total remuneration package including all benefits up to $94,300 per annum is offered. For more information or to view the Position Description (PD) go to the Careers section of our website: www.srw.com.au It is important that you take the time to describe how you meet the Key Selection Criteria (found on page 3 of the PD). Applications can be made online via our website. Close at 5.00 pm on Friday 12th July 2013.
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start the motor. Get back in and advance the timing until it runs smoothly. The first vehicle with what is now the standard pedal layout – clutch, brake and accelerator – came along in 1916, a Cadillac Type 53. Had the T become the template for all cars, your accelerator would be a lever on the steering wheel. And, you’d check the fuel by dipping a calibrated stick into the fuel tank under your seat. The T remained in production until 1927, and Henry saw no reason to change anything much although an electric starter was added in 1913 – probably at the behest of his wife, Clara, who regarded petrol-powered cars as noisy, dirty and difficult. She drove a Detroit Electric into the 1930s. If you’d like a primer on driving a T, go to YouTube and search “How to start a Model T Ford” for an entertaining 16-minute video. And give thanks that you live in the 21st century.
... for a story of control and letting go. By Rod Easdown
enry Ford was a great believer in abstinence. Maybe that’s why he made driving a Model T such a test of sobriety. Ts may be simple, but they’re not easy. The Model T resulted from Henry and three trusted employees locking themselves away in 1906 to brainstorm building cars better, faster and cheaper. But simplicity of operation was obviously not high on their agenda. And for all of the T’s oddities, you can’t argue with 15 million sales and 19 years of unbroken production. It’s a myth that all Ts were black; early examples were green. Henry went to black when he was shown Japan Black enamel, which could be sprayed and dried in half the time. Late in the car’s life other shades became available that were as fast to apply and dry, and buyers were offered a range of colours. But the vast bulk of Ts were black, and there were so many that at one point half of all the cars in the world wore a Ford badge – an achievement that has never been equalled.
So it’s surprising that the T’s control layout did not survive beyond the car. Sure it had three pedals on the floor, but none of them made it go faster. The pedal on the right was the brake. You pressed the middle pedal to engage reverse gear. The left pedal was for changing forward gears and was used in conjunction with the handbrake, which doubled as a shift lever. Confused? Try starting one. Turn on the ignition to start the four ignition coils humming, retard the timing lever on the steering wheel and pull out the choke knob. Now get out and rotate the crank handle anti-clockwise three times to draw fuel into the cylinders, and finally crank clockwise to
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AFL — Round 14 MELBOURNE 3.5 8.8 12.12 15.13 (103) W BULLDOGS 2.2 4.6 6.9 15.10 (100) GOALS: Melbourne: J Watts 4 C Dawes 3 J Fitzpatrick 2 J Howe 2 D Rodan M Gawn N Jones S Blease. W Bulldogs: A Cooney 3 D Giansiracusa 3 R Griffen 3 A Cordy 2 J Macrae L Dahlhaus T Dickson W Minson. BEST: Melbourne: D Terlich T McDonald J Watts M Jones D Nicholson J Frawley D Rodan C Dawes. Western Bulldogs: T Liberatore W Minson R Griffen D Giansiracusa M Boyd. VFL — Round 12 WERRIBEE 1.2 5.2 9.7 16.13 (109) ESSENDON 4.6 8.10 10.11 11.14 (80) GOALS: Werribee: Brown 3 Moore 2 McKinley 2 Daw 2 Currie Wood Sierakowski Maric Hicks McGenniss Warren. Essendon: Gumbleton 5 Jetta 2 Hardingham Daniher Kavanagh Hams. BEST: Werribee: Currie Sherlock Clouston Moore Ross Sierakowski. Essendon: Dalgleish Colyer Hardingham Hille Jetta Tipungwuti. AFL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE — Round 12 WERRIBEE 5.3 11.7 14.11 16.13 (109) COBURG 4.2 6.6 11.9 14.11 (95) GOALS: Werribee: Tudor 3 Fort 2 Zumbo 2 Davis 2 Sullivan 2 Sullivan Mather Williams Eade Jones. Coburg: Anderson 4 Barrack 2 Robinson Brandt Bean Saad Yelland Keenan Cleary Keogh. BEST: Werribee: Sullivan Davis Laracy Mather Purton-Smith Jones. Coburg: Brandt Iudica Bean Anderson Keogh Barrack. TAC CUP — Round 11 WESTERN 6.3 11.8 16.11 25.12 (162) EASTERN 1.2 3.5 5.5 8.9 (57) Goals: Western: McKenzie 4 Duggan 3 Singleton 3 Iaccarino 2 Dawam 2 Manivong 2 Orr 2 O’Leary 2 Norton Ferrari Bewley Hickey Myers. Eastern: Cody 2 Fisher Traynor Belo Sheridan-Ferrie Evans Kean. BEST: Western: Ellis Duggan McKenzie Laverde Bewley McMahon. Eastern: Evans Cody Bond Welsh Hannon Belo. At Box Hill City Oval.
VAFA - Premier B OLD MELB. 3.2 7.6 10.10 14.11 (95) WERRIBEE DIST. 0.6 2.7 2.11 5.16 (46) GOALS: Old Melburnians: A Armstrong 3 T Seccull 2 A Marangon 2 L Bennett 2 P Kennon 2 N Morrison N Daish N Nixon. Werribee Districts: M Smith T Dean R Harrington B Leonard B Kolang. BEST: Old Melburnians: J Freezer T Paule N Daish A Marangon E De Fegely N Voyage. Werribee Districts: W Pelar A Alifraco M Chadwick A Taylor R Harrington T Dean. DIV 1 WILLIAMSTOWN 3.3 10.7 11.9 15.12 (102) BULLEEN TEMP 3.4 3.6 8.7 15.11 (101) GOALS: Williamstown Cyms: B Gray 8 J Gray 2 R Danaher 2 S Davis C Oates B Deller. Bulleen Templestowe: D Tonelli 3 M Considine 2 J Cowell 2 D Dakin 2 R Course L Costa A Lauria A Lucisano L Wallis P Sartori. BEST: Williamstown Cyms: B Gray J MacKenzie N Holdsworth P Johnson R Danaher D Weston. Bulleen Templestowe: D Tonelli J Cowell P Florance G Williams P Sartori R Matz. DIV 3 LA TROBE UNI 4.3 5.9 8.17 14.22 (106) O WESTBOURNE 3.4 3.6 5.10 6.14 (50) GOALS: La Trobe University: E McKenzie 3 J McMeel 2 L Toohey 2 D Ingram M Steele G Dowler B Marshall D Ryan L Watson K Anderson. Old Westbourne: T Rogers 2 C Sneddon D Carroll-Hughes J Bistisi A Crossman. BEST: La Trobe University: D Moore L Toohey R Sangster S Field G Dowler K Anderson. Old Westbourne: H Daniels T Tessari C Sneddon A Pappas B Saunders W Wright. DIV 4 POINT COOK 2.2 4.4 5.6 8.15 (63) DRAGONS 3.3 5.8 7.11 8.13 (61) GOALS: Point Cook: D Burton 2 B Hunter 2 A Auciello 2 M Pozzuto S Rich. Dragons: J Ngo 3 P Rueda B Herridge V Rexha S Vucko J Kerse. BEST: Point Cook: M Pozzuto D Carter D Burton A Auciello E Henderson R Barker. Dragons: A Leaw L Musa V Nguyen K Hirata A Do M Babar.
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Netball Top-of-the-table Werribee Centrals extended their winning streak to 11 in the Geelong and District Netball League A-grade. Victory was never in doubt for the undefeated Centurions in a 59-28 win over Bannockburn on the road on Saturday. Ellie Tubbs (36 goals) and Mickayla Ward (23) ran amok in the attacking circle.
Football Wayward kicking by Werribee Districts can take part of the blame for their 49-point loss to Old Melburnians in the Victorian Amateur Football Association premier B. The Tigers had just four fewer scoring shots but returned 5.16. In other matches, Old Westbourne lost by 56 points to La Trobe University in division 3, and had a narrow two-point win over Dragons to move into the division 4 top four.
WITH talented youngsters Jake Greiser and James Sicily running around for Vic Metro at the under18 national championships on Friday afternoon, the question for the Western Jets was who would step up to fill the void against an equally decimated Eastern Ranges in the TAC Cup on Saturday? Corey Ellis answered the call, rejoining the Jets from Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School and leading his side to a 105-point annihilation of the second-placed Ranges at Box Hill City Oval. Ellis racked up 31 possessions, nine marks and eight tackles to earn best-on-ground honours. “He’s a guy we want getting on the end of it because he’s such a good user of the ball,” Jets coach Torin Baker told the Weekly. “At the same time, in the midfield, you need to have a high workrate and good defensive pressure, and he was one of our leading tacklers. “It was a really good all-round game from him.” The Jets opened a five-goal break by quarter-time, stretched the lead to 51 points by half-time and extended it to 72 by the last change.
The merciless Jets finished with a nine-goals-to-three last term. The Jets spread the load in attack with 13 individual goalkickers. Jake McKenzie booted four, while there were three each to Liam Duggan and Matthew Singleton. McKenzie, brought back to the club under the 19-year-old rule, has changed his role under Baker after spending his early years as a running defender. “He was more of a defender last year, whereas now we’re playing him as a mid-forward, so we’re hoping he shows his best abilities to clubs,” Baker said. “There’s certainly a lot of clubs monitoring how Jake’s going. He was probably unlucky not to get drafted last year.” The Jets have moved up to fifth, still a game outside the top four. They are making a late push for a double chance, showing in the past two weeks they can match it against sides ranked in the top four. At Preston City Oval on Sunday, the Jets meet the Gippsland Power, another side that is considered a premiership threat. “We’ve been competitive in all our games, which is the most pleasing thing,” Baker said.
Top prospect: Duom Dawam snared two goals for the Western Jets.
WESTERN FL - DIV 1 ALTONA 4.510.1015.15 24.20 (164) ALBION 2.2 3.4 6.6 8.9 (57) GOALS: Altona: J Post 9 B El Souki 3 A Jawad 2 J Hevern 2 S Kennedy 2 T Rafferty W Ward M Turnbull M Cross M El Houli J Rafferty. Albion: J Taylor 4 M Mesto 2 B Davis M Dibb. BEST: Altona: J Magnabosco A Chiu A Jawad M Turnbull J Post T Rafferty. Albion: K Taylor J Taylor C Hall T Finco C Halliwell J Michetti. SUNSHINE 6.511.1219.15 24.21 (165) N FOOTSCRAY 3.1 4.2 5.2 5.4 (34) GOALS: Sunshine: P Wiggins 7 T Millar 4 C Tripodi 4 A Shellie 3 S Wiggins 3 B Christodoulou 2 J Trevaskis. North Footscray: P Jackson 2 N Wilson D Fedel S Denby-Blake. BEST: Sunshine: P Wiggins R Douglas C Tripodi J Trevaskis A Shellie S Wiggins. North Footscray: P Jackson A Nicholls J Arnott E O’Donnell L Plumridge N Wilson. ST ALBANS 1.1 11.1 14.2 19.4 (118) PM COLTS 4.3 7.7 10.10 13.11 (89) GOALS: St Albans: D McKerracher 7 L Baddeley 3 T Sapountzis 3 R Nikolic M Quigley I Muftarov M Dawson J Sims M Smith. Port Melbourne Colts: S McAnulty 3 B Julier 3 C D’Altera 2 J Wood B Sutcliffe B Twomey J Perkins T Vuli. BEST: St Albans: J Sims M Quigley D McKerracher T Henderson J West M Smith. Port Melbourne Colts: T Vuli B Critch S McAnulty R Ford R Wilsmore B Sutcliffe. SPOTSWOOD 5.6 7.9 14.13 22.16 (148) H CROSSING 4.3 6.6 10.8 12.8 (80) GOALS: Spotswood: M El-Hawli 5 C O’Keefe 4 J Dorward 3 S Ross 2 L Ryan C Elliott N Hall M Lewis J Orchard M Fogarty M Fogarty W Krithararis. Hoppers Crossing: T Knight 4 J Mulligan 2 B Sheean M Smith L Wilson B Murphy M Nozzolillo K Butty. BEST: Spotswood: C O’Keefe M Fogarty M El-Hawli C Elliott A Ali S Pocervina. Hoppers Crossing: B Moles M Ryan B Sheean M Smith B Coles A Ramsay.
DIV 2 MANOR LAKES 4.4 12.6 16.13 22.19 (151) LAVERTON 2.0 3.1 4.1 5.3 (33) GOALS: Manor Lakes: NA. Laverton: M Ristevski 2 M Lindsey 2 S Mizzi. BEST: Manor Lakes: NA. Laverton: S Young B Lawry J Anderson S Mizzi M Ristevski R Mulroy. SUN HEIGHTS 6.1 13.7 18.12 25.19 (169) SANCTUARY L 5.2 8.3 11.6 12.6 (78) GOALS: Sunshine Hgts: K Privitera 7 J Ciarlo 7 J Stevens 3 J Eliepa 2 G Porter 2 J Vella D Hinge J Zahra J Krainski. Sanctuary Lakes: B MacArtney 4 D Hutcheson 2 J Lampi J Allen M Davis B Wright J Conway W Dinan. BEST: Sunshine Hgts: J Eliepa J Stevens D Harraca J Ciarlo K Privitera D Farnfield. Sanctuary Lakes: D Hutcheson J Lampi B MacArtney S Krpan W Dinan C Debono. PARKSIDE 5.2 10.8 17.12 29.14 (188) BRAYBROOK 1.4 2.9 3.10 3.10 (28) GOALS: Parkside: M Pearce 7 F Mastropasqua 6 N Bone 3 A Lochart 2 B Ashman 2 D McMahon 2 J Snow 2 A Gervasi 2 N Grant D Thomas C Burns. Braybrook: J Olle L White L Browney. BEST: Parkside: C Burns N Bone M Pearce B Ashman D Thomas A Gervasi. Braybrook: L Wallace T Sinclair J Burke L Johnson M Bellingham A Pilakis. GLENORDEN 11.519.1028.18 37.24 (246) W FOOTSCRAY 1.1 2.2 2.2 2.2 (14) GOALS: Glenorden: D Yze 11 J Fortune 6 D Barolli 3 C Edwards 2 D Lee 2 C Metcher 2 C Scudamore 2 J Zangari 2 B Stornebrink 2 T Angelini 2 M Antonello R Bucktin J MacDonald. West Footscray: L McKay R Phillips. BEST: Glenorden: J Fortune C Scudamore D Barolli B Stornebrink D Yze J Zangari. West Footscray: B Douglas B Duncan M Nolton S Lay M Speakman B Higgs. WYNDHAMVALE 3.11 (149) CAR SPRINGS 7.10 (52) ALBANVALE 34.20 (224) NORTH SUNSHINE 6.6 (42)
Red-hot Werribee City moved up to third on the Football Federation Victoria men’s state league 1 ladder just one point behind leader Moreland Zebras. The Bees claimed a 2-1 win over Sunshine George Cross at Chaplin Reserve on Sunday. In state league 5, Truganina won an entertaining clash 4-3 over Melbourne Lions, while Point Cook beat top side Melton Phoenix in a 3-1 win.
GEELONG AND DISTRICT FL Seniors: East Geelong 14.16 d Geelong West 11.8, Bannockburn 15.22 d Werribee Centrals 14.11, Winchelsea 14.13 d Belmont Lions 9.5. Reserves: East Geelong 20.14 d Geelong West 3.2, Werribee Centrals 7.16 d Bannockburn 4.12, Belmont Lions 11.13 d Winchelsea 8.11.
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Steep learning curve for Sharks By Lance Jenkinson
SANCTUARY Lakes shocked Sunshine Heights with the opening five goals of what most felt would be a lopsided Western Region Football League division 2 match at Ainsworth Reserve. But just as quickly as the Sharks burst to a 30-point lead, it evaporated into thin air en route to a 111-point loss. “We kicked the first five, which we were a bit shocked about,” Sharks coach Nick Waddell told the Weekly. “As quick as we got five, before we knew it we were a goal down at the break.” That is the life of an expansion club. But it offered Waddell a glimpse of what this young team has to offer. Waddell wants that future to be in division 2, not a diluted talent pool in a talked-about third tier. He is adamant his young players are learning from their exposure to battle-hardened clubs, such as Sunshine Heights.
“I’d rather play in division 2 and play against quality every week,” Waddell said. “It fast-tracks our kids and it’s going to be beneficial for next year. “No one likes being beaten by 15 goals, but we look at it like it’s all learning.” The Sharks have four wins under their belt and have a goal to finish in the top half of the table. “We haven’t dropped our heads at all this year and we’ve kept our numbers up at training,” Waddell said. “We knew where we were going to stand with the top five and our goal from here on in is to try and beat every side outside the top five.” The Sharks will pay a visit to Albanvale in what can be considered a winnable game at Robert Bruce Oval on Saturday. In other division 2 games on a lopsided weekend, Parkside pummelled Braybrook to the tune of 160 points. Manor Lakes, Sunshine Heights, Glenorden and Albanvale all registered triple-figure margins.
The hoodoo continues
Crunch time: Jack Marlais tries to break through the pack for the Sharks.
WERRIBEE Centrals have found it difficult to pick up points on road trips to Bannockburn in the Geelong and District Football League Smiths Holden Cup. It was no different on Saturday as the undermanned Centurions lost by 17 points at Victoria Park. The Centurions seem to struggle on the long and wide dimensions of the ground, and missing players didn’t help their cause. Tyren Montebruno and Brad McNicol were sidelined and their absences were compounded by the late withdrawals of Matt Walsen and David Hall. Centurions started with the opening two goals, but the Tigers had a quarter-time lead and held it until the end of the third. The last term saw the Centurions hit the lead on the back of strong play from Michael Cassidy and Shaun McGuinness, with Matthew Taylor kicking five majors. But the Tigers steadied for the win. The third-placed Centurions play top-two outfit North Geelong at Keith Barclay Oval on Saturday.
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Dominant Reds pay price for missed chances with late draw HOPPERS Crossing was made to pay for its lack of killer instinct in a 1-1 draw with Surf Coast in the Football Federation Victoria men’s state league 4 at Grange Reserve on Saturday. The Reds controlled large swathes of the contest and had numerous chances to double the half-time lead provided by striker Alister Smart. But they would have to settle for a frustrating split of the points, conceding a late goal to Adrian Bond. “It was just one of those games,” Reds coach Alfonso Opazo told the Weekly. “We dominated large patches of the game and the score doesn’t reflect the performance.
Wildcats pounce on tired Devils
— Lance Jenkinson
James Kearney impressed in his first start of the season. While Smart was busy up front and scored the Reds’ only goal, it was a blunt attack for most of the game. There were chances aplenty for the Reds’ front line, but they were scuppered time and again by a combination of inept finishing and good goalkeeping. “We had a lot of chances, even one-on-ones with the keeper,” Opazo said. “We didn’t put them away. “We didn’t finish them and then they go down the other end and score one.
“If you don’t kill a team off, it can bite you on the bum.” On the bright side, the Reds are unbeaten in five games and have picked up 11 of a possible 15 points in that time. They have jumped to eighth on the table, four points above the relegation zone. “We’ve been building for a while,” Opazo said. “The boys are starting to play the brand of football that I want them to play. “That’s basically quick-touch, move, the football always looking to go forward, and they’re doing that for a consistent time in the game now.”
The Reds will face a stern test in second-placed Brunswick Zebras back at the Grange on Saturday. Meanwhile, the Reds will host their inaugural past players’ day on August 10 when top dogs Corio come to town. Reds event co-ordinator Jarred Redmond has put the call out for past players, coaches, officials and supporters to join the club in recognising its proud 42-year history. The club’s links with the local community are strong and it plans to ‘give back’ with an annual charity day planned for September 14. — Lance Jenkinson
Tigers’ shock win triggers finals dream
WERRIBEE Devils have won their share of admirers for the competitiveness of a young team in a promotion year in the Big V basketball men’s championship. The Devils have been in the contest late in the fourth quarter of most games. They have taken it up to, and beaten, some of the glamour clubs of the championship. Now, are we starting to see the first signs of fragility in the young Devils? They suffered their harshest loss of the season on Saturday night, being blasted to smithereens in a 109-62 loss to Eltham Wildcats at Eltham High School. Too much of the load was left to Jordan Hughes (17 points and five rebounds) and Te Puao Silver (16 points and five rebounds). A six-game losing streak has ended the Devils’ finals dream. They are suddenly closer to the bottom sides than those at the top. Survival is the priority now for the Devils. They will go some way to securing their top-flight status if they can get a win over Diamond Valley Eagles at the Werribee Sports and Fitness Centre on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Werribee Devils maintained their pursuit of the minor premiership in the women’s division 2, smashing Chelsea Gulls 78-58 at home on Saturday evening. Lisa Troyahn had a huge impact for the Devils with 29 points and eight rebounds, while Nicole Green was a menace on the boards with 10 rebounds to go with seven points. The Devils will square off with the out-of-sorts Coburg Giants on the road on Saturday night.
“When you get the opposition coach saying you outplayed us and you only come away with a point, it’s a bit disappointing and the boys took it as a loss.” The Reds gained plenty of momentum from midfield duo Kevin Smart and Brian Chesson. They provided quality delivery to the front line, but the hard work was only seldom rewarded. “They’ve got a good understanding,” Opazo said. “Both of them again played well and kept the ball for long periods of time.” Michael McDowell offered plenty of bite on the left wing and teenager
Seasoned campaigner: Veteran Daniel Collins is an integral part of the Werribee rearguard.
By Lance Jenkinson WERRIBEE upset high-flying Casey 5-3 in Hockey Victoria men’s Vic League 1 at President’s Park on Saturday. The Tigers might have set their pre-season bar too low; now they’re daring to dream of finals. Captain Ross Cowlishaw admits he underestimated the strength of his team, which has surpassed the goal of surviving the drop. “We’re four points out of the top four now,” Cowlishaw said.
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“We’re beating our expectations. We were trying to stay up and not get relegated. “We had a meeting at the start of the year and [teammate] Darren Wale said, ‘I don’t know why you’re settling for that. We should be pushing for finals and I didn’t believe what he said, but I actually believe it now.” The Tigers passed one of their biggest tests with flying colours. They twice returned from deficits to run away with a three-goal win over second-placed Casey.
The six-man attack rotation, spearheaded by Josh Pace, excelled. Coach Cam Whyatt has implemented an ice hockey-style rotation where the forwards are on and off in short, sharp bursts. The Tigers ran the Casey defence ragged and banked five goals. “They run, run, run for seven and a half minutes and come off and it’s been working well,” Whyatt said. “It’s new. It was brought in halfway through this year. We carry the full 16, so we’ve got five on the bench and can afford to do that.
“They’ve just got to run and be absolutely knackered after five minutes.” Pace is the player who makes the Tigers’ attacking line tick; he leads his team in that department. “He’s got that X-factor,” Cowlishaw said. “He’s got the skills to turn a defender inside out. “He’s got that arrogance about him. He thrives on scoring goals and beating defenders.” The Tigers have a trip to eighthplaced Brunswick on Saturday.
A Werribee Tigers promotion
Tigers in epic fightback victory
For fourteen years the name Ballan Holden has been there for everyone to see on the jumpers the players wear. The Ballan family has become a big part of the Werribee Football Club. Time to find out more with Tino Ballan.
BY DANIEL PAPROTH
SW: You have been the major sponsor for 14 years but a sponsor much longer that haven’t you? TB: Yes I think it was something like 1966 and it was $10 I still have the receipt, that was when Dennis Dove and Peter Moloney were involved, those sorts of people. I have been a sponsor right through, even though I was a bit concerned when the boys were playing that someone might think they were getting a game because their Dad was a sponsor, but I know that was never the case. SW: What was it like watching Mark and Paul play at Werribee? (For the record Mark played 26 games and Paul 28) TB: I was very proud because I never really played football myself, so it was a very exciting thing for me as a Dad. They had a bit of talent too, and that is not just me being a Dad, that’s what others told me too. When Mark was at the Jets, Ken Fletcher (Dustin’s Dad) said ‘Your son is awesome”. SW: Who have been some of your favourite players at Werribee? TB: I liked Podsy (James Podsiadly) and Mick Barlow. I like watching them playing in the AFL. Robbie Castello has been great and I like Sharpie (Ben Sharp) because you know he is going to go in hard. I remember Frosty when he played and Robbo (Michael Frost & Travis Robertson) they were very good players. SW: When did you come to Werribee? TB: Valentines Day in 1958 I was not even 12 years old. We have lived here ever since. SW: When did you start work, and how has that progressed to today? TB: I was very young, 13 or 14, when I started in the butcher shop. We owned that by the time I was 19 with my brothers Mario and Louie. I was the oldest and now we have been here at Ballan Holden for 35 years. I think we have a pretty good reputation. SW: Has the association been good for the business? TB: I have been happy about it that is for sure and Holden like to see you getting the name out there and it certainly has got the name Ballan Holden Werribee out there. SW: I am told you are pretty vocal supporter, is that right? TB: Yes, at the end of the day sometimes my voice goes a bit, and my heart races a bit. SW: What would a premiership mean to you? Darren Howe
Werribee fought back from 43 points down to record a stirring 29-point victory over Essendon in the Victorian Football League on Saturday. The Tigers found themselves more than seven goals down midway through the second term before launching a sensational comeback to get their seventh win of the season. With Port Melbourne losing on the weekend, Werribee moved into sixth spot ahead of a crucial clash with new ladderleader Casey on July 14. “Was I worried? I was worried we’d get done by 100 points at one stage,” said Tigers coach Scott West. The Bombers dominated early, having 10 scoring shots to three in the first term at Avalon Airport Oval. Had they kicked straight, their 22-point quarter-time lead could have been a matchwinning one. It appeared to be heading that way early in the second term as the lead hit 43 points. Scott Gumbleton, on fire, kicked three for the quarter. The Tigers rallied late in the term with the last three goals but still trailed by 26 points at the half. From there, however, Werribee, with some changes around the ground, found a new level, kicking 11 of the next 14 goals. Jarred Moore kicked two of the Tigers’ four third-quarter goals and the lead was cut to four points before Gumbleton popped up again, kicking his fourth to give Essendon 10 points of breathing space at the final break. The Tigers got the first two of the final term to snatch the lead for the first time and for a few minutes scores were level. But Werribee would go on to kick seven to one, with Ben Brown, Majak Daw and Addam Maric all kicking important goals. Brown finished with three, Daw, Moore and Ben McKinley with two. Kangaroos ruckman Daniel Currie was back to some of his best since recovering from a finger injury. “You have to lift when you’re that far down,” said West. “It was more relief than anything else – it takes a lot of effort and the boys were drained afterwards. “They got rewarded for their efforts and sang the song with a bit of gusto.”
Big grab: Majak Daw marks for Werribee despite the efforts of Essendon’s Joe Daniher.
TB: It would mean a lot after all these years of involvement. Last year, as you know, we got very close, losing to Geelong by 5 points. I reckon we should have won that game. I would love to have a photo with John Nicol, you and the Premiership Cup, that would be good. S a I ca SW: See what can do do.
Bulldogs revel in first AFL women’s match Western Bulldogs went down fighting in a 8.5 (53) to 3.3 (21) loss to Melbourne in the first AFL-sanctioned women’s match at the MCG on Saturday evening. More than 7500 fans watched on as the Demons were awarded the HampsonHardeman Cup. Throughout the match, played at an impressively high standard, there were plenty of contested marks and women putting their bodies on the line as they
crashed into packs for marks, and there was no shortage of hardball gets for contested-ball lovers. Bulldogs coach Peta Searle said the players would take a lot out of the game despite the loss. “We were very disappointed with the result at the end,” she said. “But at the end of the day I think, more importantly it’s [about] what the girls get out of it and what they take
back to their states and clubs. For me it was about giving these girls a chance to see what they could do. Kira Phillips turned it on and I thought Louise Stephenson was great. “The Bulldogs have been fantastic. They haven’t done it because it’s part of their program or job or community charter, they’ve done it because they’re genuine about women’s footy.”
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