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GUNGAHLIN, 42 MARY GILLESPIE
FOR SALE: $879,000+
Owner-builder's showcase home
No detail has been overlooked in
this high-spec residence.
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in Saturday's Canberra Times
Lush, manicured garden, stone steps
and a portico entrance offer a
preview of the attention to detail that
can be found throughout this
beautifully crafted home.
The original owner was a builder
and every aspect of the home has
been carefully considered. High
ceilings and large gleaming tiles
greet you upon arrival and lead the
way down the hall towards the
informal, open-plan living area.
A formal lounge to the left of the
entry captures views of the front
garden and flows onto the large
formal dining room.
The kitchen is perfectly placed
between the dining room and
alfresco entertaining area and it s
complete with quality stainless steel
appliances and ample storage.
The family chef will be equally
impressed when they step out onto
the tiled alfresco area. This covered
space includes a large outdoor
kitchen with ample bench space, a
sink and a barbecue.
A low-maintenance garden at the
rear neatly bookends the home; with
a rock wall feature, stepping stones
and tidy plantings, it pairs well with
the striking entrance.
There are five bedrooms, the main
one including a walk-in wardrobe
and ensuite. The remaining four
bedrooms share an exquisite
bathroom boasting intricate stone
mosaic tiling and a sumptuous two-
Bedrooms two, three and four
include built-in wardrobes, while
bedroom five is extra-large and
suitable for use as a home cinema or
The property is for sale through
Rutherford Johnston Properties
agent Scott Isaacs, 0422 201 028.
EER: 5. Inspect: Wednesday,
6.30-7.30pm and Saturday, 11am-
NEW HOSPITAL WING TO
BE OPERATIONAL SOON
Patients seeking emergency care at the
Canberra Hospital will soon be treated
in a new $10 million wing as the
government seeks to meet increasing
The first stage of the $23 million
upgrade will become operational on
February 3 and include five additional
beds for patients requiring mental
health treatment and emergency
The number of fines issued to drivers
illegally parking in disabled spaces is
on the rise as advocates say people
with disabilities continue to struggle
with a shortage of mobility parking
In 2015, 2420 fines were issued to
drivers parking illegally in a mobility
parking space, up on 2014 when 2334
were issued and 2013 with 2272.
Conversely, the number of drivers
who successfully challenged their
infringements is on the decline.
In 2013, 735 fines were withdrawn,
dropping to 703 in 2014 and so far just
587 people have had their fine from
2015 withdrawn, but a spokesman for
Access Canberra said some requests
were still being accessed.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD
Stacey Kilby, of
baby Vaughan, 3.43kg,
on January 12.
Baby girl Vaishnavi was
welcomed by older
brother Vishnu, parents
Piramila and Muhunthan
Blair McMahon, weighing
4.75kg, was born to parents
Chanel and Matthew, of
Isabella Plains, on January 12.
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Bungendore is set to host the 31st
festival of Australian Country Music
on the weekend of February 6 and 7.
Compered by Owen Blundell, Terry
Gordon and Ernie Constance, the two-
day celebration features a sterling line-
up of invited artists as well as talented
Bob Easter, Evan Platschinda, Laura
Downing, Pixie Jenkins, Ged and
Trudy Hintz, Peter Coad and the Coad
Sisters, Justin Standley and Tom
Maxwell are among those taking to the
The Stan Coster Memorial
Australian bush ballad awards
presentation and concert is on the
night of Saturday, February 6, with
performers backed by the Bungendore
Pre-muster entertainment in the
days leading up to the event will help
to set the mood in the town.
From the preceding Monday,
camping facilities will be available at
the showground, which is also the
venue for the community-driven
For more details, visit
phone 0458 896 180.
POOL, 'SKY PARK' FOR
Future residents of Gungahlin s
newest mixed-use development will be
able to relax in an infinity pool and
"sky park" located on the sixth storey.
What sounds like a novelty more
likely to be found on an exotic holiday
is one of the significant features of the
first of the two Infinity Towers, which
will make up two thirds of the
$250 million Central Park Gungahlin
The Geocon project was approved
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