October 25Throsby Basin Business Chamber (TBBC) monthly networking event. Speaker: Love Finance director and founder Clare Monkley. 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Carrington Place,132 Young St, Carrington. Free.RSVPvia [email protected]南京夜网 or call 4929 5544.

October 26The Business Centre.Xero: Beyond the Basics – Newcastle. Topic: Moving past the fundamentals delivered in A Crash Course in Xero, this workshop delves further into features to help you continue to improve efficiency and do better business. Speaker: Mel Archer. From10am. The Business Centre,265 King Street, Newcastle. Cost: $45. Bookings via thebusinesscentre南京夜网419论坛.

October 31NDIS Training Day.Speaker: Brooke Phillips. 9amto 5pm,The Business Centre,6 Dick Street, Newcastle West.Cost: $153.20. RSVP via thebusinesscentre南京夜网419论坛.

November 6Lone Rangers Business Network formicro business owners.Topic: Taking your business to the next level. Speaker: Ben Fewtrell. Benstarted his own business at 18 and built that into a multi-million dollar business. He is now co-founder of MaxMyProfit, billed as Australia’s most comprehensive business mrogram.Apollo Hotel, Charlestown.Cost: $40

November 14Hamilton Chamber of Commerce, The Business of Sport breakfast.Speakers: Lawrie McKinna, Matt Benson and Brett O’Farrell.7.00-8.30am, Newcastle Racecourse.Tickets: $22 + booking fee.Bookings viahamiltonchamber南京夜网419论坛.

Newcastle Jets W-League side up the ante with Van Egmond deal

COACH Craig Deans says Newcastle’s work to secure a two-year deal for Emily Van Egmond shows the Jets are serious about being a force in theW-League.

HOME SOIL: Newcastle Jets W-League coach Craig Deans and star signing Emily Van Egmond at No.2 Sportsground on Friday. Picture: Craig Kerry

Newcastle on Friday confirmed the Matildas No.10, who Deans compared to Australia’s English Premier League starAaron Mooy,would return to the club after a week of uncertainty following her departure from German side Vfl Wolfsburg.

The Bundesliga clubincorrectly said Van Egmond had signed with the Jets when announcing her move last Friday and Newcastlehave since been hunting sponsorship to welcome her back.

With the support of Newcastle City Council, Northern NSW Football and Greater Bank, Jets chief Lawrie McKinnawasable to find the funds outside the team’sbudget to sign Van Egmond, who had been contracted toVfl Wolfsburg until 2019.

“To have Emily here isjust goodfor football, not just women’s football,” Deans said.“We have a genuine, national team player of the highest calibre, and I think Isaid to Lawrie at the time, when I first spoke to Emily, that if we could get Aaron Mooy for the boys, we would,so if we can get Emily for the girls, let’s do it.From the second we had that conversation, he was on board with it and worked hard to make sure it happened.”

Van Egmond, who has more than 60 caps for Australia, said she “can’t wait to hit the ground running” for in theseason-opener against Wanderers at McDonald Jones Stadium on October 29.She last played for the Jets in 2014 when she won the Julie Dolan Medalas W-League player of the year.

“Home sickness, it’s not nice,” Van Egmond said. “Being a million miles away from your family, it becomes quite lonely. I’m very fortunate the Jets acted really quickly on my behalfand to be able to stand here today and talk to all you guys and knowI’m going to be a Newcastle Jet.”

Deans was relieved and said it was a “big bonus” to have Van Egmond on atwo-year deal in a league where contracts are predominantly for only one season.

“There’s been times when it’s been a little bit shaky but full credit to everyone and Emily herself for staying calm and patient, which is not one of her good traits, and making sure we got the result that everyone wanted,” Deans said. “To have her here for more than just one season is important. You can start to plan for the following season.

“It shows the rest of the competition and the other clubs that we’re serious about being a strong team.It’s not just a year-to-year, make-it-up-as-you-go proposition anymore.”

Deans said he also expected to have Jets skipper and Matildas defender Gema Simon back a better player after her stint in Norway.

McKinna said the signing of Van Egmond –a role model for young players –was a game changer for women’s football in Newcastle.

“We’vehadto invest in the men’s team to be stronger on the park, and we’ve had a reasonable start, butmust do the same for the W-Leagueas well,” McKinna said. “And we’re theonly A-League club with a girls’ academy.”

On her two-year deal, Van Egmond said: “Obviously coming home, I want to be home.

“I love Newcastle, I grew up here froma young age. The club’s been fantastic. To be able to work with Craig Deansand the coaching staff here is awesome and I think we’re going to be quite competitive this year as well.”

Lume development set to hit market

Lume development set to hit market WATERFRONT: Most residences in the Lume development will offer harbour views, according to Colliers International’s Dane Crawford.

LUXURY: There will be an infinity pool, concierge, gym and residents’ meeting room in the new Lume development on Honeysuckle.

An artist’s impression of how Doma Group’s Lume apartment development on Honeysuckle will look.

TweetFacebook Lume residential development at HoneysuckleAn artist’s impression of how the new waterfront development will look Uninterrupted, never to be built out views will be the key selling factor as Doma Group’s new development Lume at Honeysuckle is released to market next week.

The waterfront development will comprise a mix of 144 one, two and three-bedroom residences over six levels andconstruction is set to begin next year.

Prices will begin at$450,000 for south-facing one-bedroom apartments, scaling up to a starting point of $2 million for two-level town homes with rear-entrylock-up garages.

Therewill be an on-site concierge, residents’ meeting room, infinity pool and gym.

Dane Crawford, of Colliers International, is marketing the development and said early interest had been strong.

“We will commence selling direct to our VIPs early next week,” Mr Crawford said.

“We’re ran a brief expressions of interest campaign to garner earlyinterest in the development, which has seen a significant amount of registrations for the project and we’ll be systematically be going through those one by one.”

Mr Crawford said “the majority of apartments face due north and have a really special outlook over the harbour”.

“The largest selling feature is obviously the uninterrupted, never to be built out water views,” he said.

Home of the week: Character and charm in the heart of Forrest

This rare gem sits in the heart of one of Canberra’s most exclusive suburbs. A classic 1927 design by Oakley and Parkes, the home is comfortably ensconced in the verdant surrounds of Forrest.

The home enjoys its position on the highly sought after Barkly Street, close to the parliamentary circle, excellent schools, and the Manuka and Kingston shopping precincts. Set back from the street, the home offers privacy amid the leafy surroundings.

A formal entrance sets the tone for the home, opening onto a lounge beside the dining room.

The design perfectly blends modern sensibilities with period touches, creating a characterful but comfortable home. Crisp clean colours, and new fittings enhance the sense of space within the home. High ceilings and fireplaces add character to the formal spaces, which boast Tasmanian oak timber floors.

A spacious family living area is the perfect space for relaxed family lifestyle. French windows open from this area onto the beautifully tailored garden.

A tiled deck area will be the envy of visiting friends, with a pristine swimming pool perfect for summer entertaining.

Back inside, the kitchen is every chef’s dream, with Miele appliances, including two ovens, granite, benchtops and plentiful storage space.

The luxurious master bedroom is spacious, boasting its own walk-in robe and en suite.

With a pleasant leafy outlook, a study secluded of the home is the perfect place to settle down for work.

The home sits on a good-sized block, enveloped by a carefully landscaped easy-care garden.

Its gracious design hasn’t sacrificed family comfort, says agent Sophie Luton.

“All the areas are useable, and it just feels really warm and liveable.”

The perfect size in the perfect location, this highly desirable family home looks set to get snapped up fast.


Address: 6 Barkly Crescent

Price guide: $2.2 million+

EER: 0.5

Agent: Richard Luton, Luton, 0418 697 844

Inspect: Saturday, October 21, 1:45pm-2:30pm & Tuesday, October 24, 5pm-5:30pm

Auction: Saturday, November 4, 2pm

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Highest recorded sale in Forrest past 12 months: $4,220,000, 5 Morseby Street, in July

Recent sales:

$1,710,000, 2/39 Tasmania Circle, August

$2,875,000, 27 Tasmania Circle, July

$695,000, 12/20 NSW Crescent, June

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Brumbies lock in final trial for Super Rugby preparation

The ACT Brumbies will complete their Super Rugby preparation with a clash against the Waikato Chiefs at Sunshine Coast Stadium on February 14.

It will be an early test against a New Zealand side after Australian teams lost all 26 trans-Tasman derbies this year.

The Brumbies will be bolstered by the return of David Pocock and Christian Lealiifano next year, while the club is still searching for two outside backs to complete their roster.

There are several Western Force players still in contract limbo, but it is hoped the ARU will reach a decision on their future in the coming weeks.

The Brumbies will play trial matches against the Melbourne Rebels and the Chiefs, as well as playing at the Brisbane Global 10s on February 10-11.

“We are looking forward to playing the Chiefs in pre-season on the Sunshine Coast and it should be a good test against one of the best teams in the competition,” said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar said.

“With the Brisbane Global 10s being held the weekend before it made sense to fit in a full fifteen-a-side match and the Sunshine Coast provides the ideal venue for us to continue our pre-season as we head into Super Rugby.”


February 3: Brumbies v Rebels at Seiffert Oval.

February 10-11: Brisbane Global 10s at Suncorp Stadium.

February 14: Brumbies v Chiefs at Sunshine Coast Stadium.

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