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Elsternwick Stockdale and Leggo Blog…. Now Relocating!

January 7, 2011

Starting 2011 with a bang, Barry Feldman and his team will now be heading up the exciting new Prahran Branch of Stockdale and Leggo. Appropriately, all new blogging will be on the Prahran Stockdale and Leggo Blog. For information about Prahran, Windsor and surrounds be sure to check in on the new blog!

Thankyou for all your support in 2010 and we look forward to a terrific 2011 with you.

Love Local Architecture?

October 1, 2010

Inset: Architectural icon Rippon Lea may be less costly for locals to visit.

The National Trust of Australia has many local Glen Eira and Port Phillip Mansions in her possession – including the well-loved Rippon Lea. Whether you’ve enjoyed family picnics there, had your wedding photos taken there perhaps, or you’ve done a walking tour – Rippon Lea is truly a Melbourne gem.

Did you know that the National Trust has no state funding to do its work in maintaining historically relevant premises? Perhaps that is why it has approached the Glen Eira Council to pay an annual sum which would provide discounted tickets to local visitors. This would both encourage locals to visit their own landmarks, as well as get more client through the door (albeit it a discount) to Rippon Lea.

At this stage Mayor Tang has said that the council should focus on its own infrastructure rather than the infrastructure of other organisations – but he says that he likes the idea generally (reported to the Caulfield Leader).

Do you think this is a good idea? Would you visit local heritage sites more if you had  a discounted entry ticket?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Tower of Terror

September 24, 2010

Sure, a student housing tower might not be a true ‘tower of terror’, but it certainly is bringing out a range of opinions in the local community. Students and student-targeted housing. Love it? Hate it? Tell Stockies.

There is a new proposal for student housing at 857 Dandenong Road (near the Caulfield Campus of Monash University) by Nerup, Tycolor and Lemas Nominees. The plans submitted to Stonnington council detail 118 units over 8 stories. However, it only has 16 carparks for these 118 units. Where will all the occupants park? And what about their guests? Will the local residential streets become crowded or uncomfortable for the current owners?

The residential streets the new development are adjacent to include Clarence, Finch and Chanak. Are you in support of this new development?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Small Business… Big Winner!

September 22, 2010

We’re always on the lookout for the best and brightest other small businesses in our local area. On StockiesBlog we’re happy to present a few of the businesses that have been voted ‘the tops’ by the community. Some even do online shopping – so get on the net and check ’em out.

Run by Melbourne’s Leader, you can see a complete list of small businesses which are well loved (and putting it up to the corporates!) at the website melbournesfavourites.com.au

Carnegie’s famed ‘Little Shop Of’ has been voted Glen Eira/Port Phillips favorite accessories and fashion retailer. This is a great claim, and it’s great to see Bec Albison’s business staying strong in a difficult retail environment.

If you’re around Murrumbeena check out Econvenient Sustainable Organic Groceries for the freshest greens and yummy organics around. Would you prefer someone to cook you a meal? Try Ormond’s finest in the shape of Remezzo.

Apart from Stockies Elsternwick – who are you other local business heroes?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Spring Painting St Kilda Style

September 20, 2010

Have you got a touch of the painterly type? Do you enjoy the odd still life in your own garden? Well, the Paint These Gardens Art Competition at the St Kilda Botanical Gardens is ready for you to share your skill.

An initiative of the Friends of St Kilda Botanical Gardens, the ‘Paint These Gardens’ event, the competition will be held over the weekend 9-10th of October. Paintings done during this time at the gardens are eligible to enter the competition, with the best painting winning an $1000 voucher from The Vineyard. Children are also encouraged to enter, with St Kilda Art Supplies offering $150.00 worth of art materials for the winning kiddy.

To enter, go to www.foskbg.org.au.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Herald Sun Stamps Its Foot

September 16, 2010

Never a newspaper to shy away from controversy, the Herald Sun makes a standpoint on Victorian Stamp Duty Taxes.

Publicized by the REIV and many bloggers, the Herald Sun petition to John Brumby and Ted Baillieu comes at a time convenient to the upcoming state election.

The Herald Sun calls the stamp duty taxes a ‘cash grab’ of $3.6 billion. This morning they claim that over 90% of the people who voted in their online poll wanted the stamp duty tax burden reduced. The highest national stamp duties paid are from Victorian taxpayers. The government’s position remains that reductions to stamp duty payments will affect the budget of state healthcare and education standards.

To make your voice heard on the stamp duty issue, click here.

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.

Divine Planning Intervention

September 14, 2010

The last time that you applied for a council building permit, it mightn’t have been a ‘divine’ experience.

More often than not, the red tape involved with planning can be frustrating and difficult to understand. A Caulfield North synagogue has been given the go ahead on an SJB Planning permit to use the buildings and land at 1 and 1A Albany Court as a place of worship 7 days a week.

City of Glen Eira councillors voted on the application in late August, being 6-3 in favor of the plans. There have been several conditions put upon the approval however, including limiting use of the synagogue to religious services only. This won’t include weddings, bar mitzvahs, child care etc.

The site is referred to by the Caulfield Leader as a private cul-de-sac – this is a point that one of the councillors also brought up as a reason for the site being inappropriate. Do you think that these conditions will impact upon the success and use of the synagogue – or do these conditions protect the residential nature of the cul-de-sac?

*Stockdale and Leggo Elsternwick has gathered this information to provide an interesting document for readers and subscribers. Information contained herein is gathered from a range of sources including but not limited to; local Victorian press both virtual and hardcopy, Valuer General Information & Agents own investigations. All efforts are made to verify the information provided. The information is not to be relied upon or used in dealings with third parties and people should make their own investigations regarding their own property or personal circumstances. Opinions and observations offered should not be treated as fact.