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29. October 2014 18:45  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (6)

The international German company, which has more than 7000 stores across three continents, revealed Ellenbrook as one of its high priority suburbs for a new store. Although the exact location is yet to be named the store is expected to be completed by 2016.

On it’s website ALDI states it’s mission is to provide you incredibly high quality at impossibly low prices.

Source; Ellenbrook Advocate Wednesday Oct 22

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Congratulations to Aveley Primary School for being one of six entrants to win a place in The State Final of Wakakirri – Australia’s largest performing arts event for primary schools.

The schools performance of The Very Hungry Caterpillar won the Wakakirri Best Comedy Story Award and a music award.

48 students practiced for two months every Tuesday after school for 2 hours. All their hard work paid off and teacher Chris Spencer says there has been a huge interest in performing at the school and that the kids that preformed this year will have a better idea next year and can help others so it creates a momentum.

Source; The Ellenbrook Advocate Wednesday, September 24, 2014


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The Aveley Avengers club currently offers Auskick and Footy Fundamentals programs to more than 100 youngsters aged between two and nine. Next year the club will expand its involvement in the Swan Districts football competition with a junior boys and girls team. This year 46 of the juniors got the chance to play halftime during the final between Fremantle Dockers and Port Adelaide.

Aveley Avengers vice-president Natasha Cheung said the funding from the WA property developers will have a huge impact. She said it will help lift the profile of the club and allow them to keep expanding. Some of the money will go towards purchasing a range of equipment and jumpers for the 2015 season.

Source; Article – Advocate September 24, 2014
Photo – Swan District Football Club website

24. October 2014 15:28  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (5)

A local Aveley family really get into the spirit of things at Halloween (pardon the pun!)

And they bravely invite every-one to join them. An exert from their facebook page reads;

“Join the Marshalls with their family and friends for a fun Spooktacular evening consisting of Spooky Haunted House, Boiling Cauldron Ball Pit, Pass the Pumpkin, Sausage Sizzle and drinks served right out of a Graveyard! Oct 31st Yearly. Games and Haunted House are for 10yrs and under. Trick or Treat!

We are located at Dryden Crescent, Aveley. Trick or treating starts at 5:30pm as does the games and BBQ until dark on the 31st of October. The haunted house will run from 5:30pm to 9pm.

This year one of our rooms is designed for our under 4’s which can be accessed on the side that doesn’t have any of the scary’s! The child age group for the haunted house is aimed at children from 5yrs to 12yrs Parents can go in with their children if they want to. No child will be permitted in the haunted house unless a parent or guardian is here on the night. Feel free to ask any questions.”

What a fantastic community event. I will be taking my two monsters to enjoy the fun. My understanding is that a $10 entry fee is charged and these proceeds go to charity. The Marshalls really do go all out with the decorations. See photos from their website for proof…

For more information search Halloween with the Marshalls on Facebook.

24. October 2014 15:20  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (1)

An Ellenbrook woman received a death threat in her letter box from a neighbour claiming they would ‘take matters into their own hands’ if her dogs did not stop their continuous barking. The neighbour was caught on camera delivering the note which threatened to kill the dogs if they didn’t stop barking.

The contents of the note was reported to Ellenbrook police. The woman caught on camera was then cautioned by police. The note writer claims the dog owner had taken no notice of written warnings from the City of Swan. The dog owner has stated she did not receive the warnings and that her dogs are good dogs.

City procedures for neighbours to deal with dog complaints can be lengthy. An information pack is provided to the complainant, who can then tick boxes to describe the time and length of the nuisance, after which a letter is sent to the dog owner. If the problem persists, complainants can maintain a logbook, which the City can use to act. The RSPCA encouraged owners to seek training courses if their dog’s barking had become an issue.

Source; Ellenbrook Advocate Sept 24th 2014

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Woodlake Shopping Centre finally has a new cafe’. Chit-Chat cafe’ has now opened. I can personally vouch for the great coffee as I have grabbed a few on the run after home opens in Woodlake. Next time I visit I want to try some of their delicious cakes. They look devine!

22. October 2014 14:55  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

Zuhal Kuvan-Mills is the artist, designer and earth ambassador for Green Embassy, Australia’s first internationally recognised organic fashion label. Zuhal loves working with her herd of Alpacas and buys locally organically produced merino wool and organic silk from silk worms in the Swan Valley. She combines these textiles with her organically grown alpaca wool which she spins on site at her home in the Swan Valley.

Local Aveley girl and eco-model for Green Embassy Madi Carroll is off to Paris to strut her stuff for seven days this month on the catwalks. Madi, a year 10 student at Swan Valley Anglican Community School views the opportunity as a once in a life time chance to achieve her dream to be a model.

For more information about Green Embassy and organic designs from WA go to www.ate-lierzuhal.com

Source; Article and photo courtesy of Ellenbrrok Advocate September 24, 2014

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Little Alex Watson (4) of Ellenbrook needs to find a suitable bone marrow donor to cure him of a rare genetic condition called chronic granulomatos. Alex is the only person in WA with this rare condition that effects his immune system and prevents him from effectively breaking down bacteria and flushing it from his system. Since he was diagnosed with the condition in April last year his parents Shelly and Rob have taken him to the hospital about 150 times.

The good news is that there is a 90% survival rate for people with CGD who get bone marrow transplants from a suitable donor. So Alex’s father Rob is on a mission to find a suitable donor for Alex and others. He has organised a bone marrow donor drive, with a goal to educate and ask suitable donors to register on the day.

Representatives from the Australian Bone Marrow Donor Registry and a local Elllenbrook bone marrow recipient will speak at the information session to be held at 33 Comserve Loop, Ellenbrook from noon to 4pm on October 26th.

Let’s do what we can to spread this message about a local boy in need of the communities assistance.

Source; Ellenbrook Advocate 1st October 2014


20. October 2014 09:58  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (4)

Well let’s not get our hopes up too soon. Although WA Premier Colin Barnett has confirmed the State Government will fund a new public swimming pool for Ellenbrook, there is still no time-frame for the project.

An aquatic centre will eventually form part of the leisure centre componenet of the Ellenbrook District Open Space. The City of Swan expects to have a price tag for the aquatic centre by the end of the year, along with the 15 per cent design for the dry area.

Source; Ellenbrook Advocate Oct 1st 2014


17. October 2014 15:47  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

I have written previously about how Ellenbrook is the most awarded new town in Australia. This was due to a collaborative approach between town planners, builders, architects and developers from Ellenbrook’s beginning and continues today. In my position as a Real Estate Sales Representative in the area I see evidence of this approach on a daily basis. Beautiful street scapes and well designed gorgeous houses. My new listing at 7 Woodlake Blvd is another testament to Ellenbrooks appeal. 

Elevated, lush retained gardens frame the delightfully appealing street view of this home. Inside a light airy spacious feel is created by vaulted ceilings and ample windows encasing the west side of the house. This lovely generously sized three bedroom two bathroom home is on the market for $490,000. 

Feel free to call me on 0438 080 921 for further information


16. October 2014 12:39  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

The Swan Anglican Community School is currently undergoing construction of the next stage of it’s capital development. Due to open early in 2015 is a brand new state-of-the-art Design and Technology Centre.

The Centre will accommodate a Woodwork Classroom, Metalwork Classroom, two Machine Rooms, two Food Technology Classrooms (inclusive of a Commercial Kitchen), Maintenance Workshop, Staff Offices and Information and Technology new Server Room.

These facilities will assist the school to support the extension of the Vocational Education Training Programme with the introduction of Certificate 1 and 2 courses.

Source; echo newspaper Sept 20, 2014

15. October 2014 16:43  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)

The Boutique Travel Cafe in Aveley (the first cafe’ with an integrated travel agency within it’s premises in WA) has just had a liquor licence approved. They now plan to open up for Tapas two or three times a week as of next year. 

Currently they are open from 8am – 7pm Monday to Friday, from 8am – 5pm on Saturday and 1.30pm – 5.30pm on Sunday. Apart from the delicious sandwiches, wraps and fresh salads available they now also provide a small range of cooked breakfasts all week and weekend.

I like how they are keeping it local by using coffee supplier Fiori, which roasts it’s coffee in Middle Swan.

Source; Echo Newspaper Sept 20