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As professional Owners Corporate managers servicing your
community, we specialise in residential, commercial and industrial
strata management, retail shopping strips and shopping centre
We are industry qualified
We have over 30 years property management experience
Are dedicated to providing the highest level of customer service
to our clients
We provide 24/7 telephone response
Our rates are competitive
Our reliable team of qualified trades people and contractors will
promptly respond to your emergencies.
“Thank you once again for all your hard work. It sometimes took me
weeks to get a response from our previous Body Corporate
managers” – Dr Greg Bull
Local Professional Management Service
Phone 0408 739 605
LOCAL TO YOU
JOY Huson of South Gippsland
Owners Corporate has over 30
years’ experience in the property
From shopping centre and resi-
dential management to small and
high-rise commercial property man-
agement, she has a varied range of
She even had a six-month assign-
ment as manager for all HSBS Bank
branches in the South East of Eng-
land – many of the buildings dating
back to the 1700s - imagine the chal-
lenges of looking after heritage-listed
properties that pre-dated Captain
Cook’s landing in Australia!
While working in Real Estate at
Inverloch several years ago, Joy
noticed a shortage of Owners Cor-
porate Managers throughout South
Gippsland and Bass Coast.
She jumped at the opportunity to
start training in Owners Corporate
Management at the Real Estate Insti-
tute of Victoria.
After completing the vital qualifica-
tions she decided to set up her own
business, South Gippsland Owners
Now, Joy is very excited to welcome
daughter Sarah to the business,
“Sarah has extensive experience
as a high level executive assistant and
her organisational and technical skills
will be invaluable,” Joy said.
“She will be taking care of admin-
istration, promotions and supporting
me with owner’s corporate manage-
Since leaping into the world of
Owners Corporate Management, Joy
has found many of her clients through
word of mouth.
She believes it is important to
provide exceptional customer service
and will continue to work hard to
satisfy her clients’ needs.
“I’ve received great feedback from
clients which I am very proud of,” she
Maximising the value of assets is a
natural expectation of most property
owners, whether it be a residential,
commercial, retail or industrial prop-
To assist in achieving this goal,
South Gippsland Owners Corporate
undertakes regular inspections of
properties under its management, at
no extra cost to the client.
“ Transparency in financial man-
agement is a primary focus of our
business and our clients know and
appreciate this,” Joy said.
“I don’t want us to be a big busi-
ness where we can’t provide first
class, prompt service with fast re-
sponse times. It’s all part of the ser-
Corporates in Gippsland
Joy Huson has brought together her many years of experience in the
property management industry to operate South Gippsland Owners Cor-
A DALYSTON man who wrote off his
car and was airlifted to the Alfred Hospi-
tal, with life-threatening injuries last year,
was found to have a “high level” of meth-
amphetamines in his system at the time.
The Wonthaggi Court heard recently
that Daniel Gheller, 33, had been party-
ing with friends in St Kilda the previous
day and was driving back to the local
area, on Wednesday, March 19 at about
6.15pm, when he was observed veering
off the Bass Highway and colliding with
trees in the central median strip near
Police attended the scene and located a
vinyl bag containing a quantity of “white
substance” and a crack pipe.
Gheller was airlifted to the Alfred Hos-
pital where it was alleged that blood tests
found he had 49mg/mL of methamphet-
amine in his system.
He sustained head injuries, from which
he has fully recovered and a debilitating
arm injury from which he is still suffer-
ing, requiring a further operation.
Police Prosecutor, Leading Senior Con-
stable Louise Gerard, told the court that
it was mandatory that Gheller be off the
road for a minimum of two years, due to
it being such a high drug-driving reading.
He was also convicted and fined $750
for the use and possession of metham-
phetamine, together with the traffic of-
Gheller breached an earlier Commu-
nity Corrections Order, for an unrelated
matter, with these recent offences but
Magistrate Lou Hill said he was being le-
nient with the accused man because he
had already suffered a deal of hardship
as a result of the drug use and the crash.
He reinstated the corrections order
and amended the hours of community
work to be undertaken with Gheller no
longer capable of the work required.
“I’m not going to give you a lecture be-
cause you already know the consequenc-
es of taking drugs and driving,” Mr Hill
Police said later that while Gheller was
a danger to himself driving under influ-
ence of drugs, he was also a danger to
other road users.
Gheller’s car was written off in the
crash. Insurance companies refused to
pay out on his auto insurance policy. And
the TAC also limited its liability to the
cost of hospital and medical payments
due to the presence of a high level of il-
licit drugs in Gheller’s system.
Gheller’s Melbourne barrister, Costas
Kilias (also a prominent Australian ac-
tor who played ‘Farouk’ in ‘The Castle’),
started his defence of Gheller by quoting
the Albert Collins’ blues tune ‘Born Un-
der a Bad Sign’:
“Lord, if it wasn’t for bad luck, I would
have no luck at all.”
This, he said, was the story of Gheller’s
life over the past 18 months.
Behind the eight-ball financially, he
said Gheller had started to dig himself
out of the mire by producing cattle for
the lucrative China live trade and un-
dertaking earth moving work when the
He said his client had no lasting brain
injuries but that it would be sometime
before he had reasonable use of his in-
luck was all bad
WITH ambulance cover upwards of
40 minutes away, the efforts of the
CERT crew at Venus Bay, the Commu-
nity Emergency Response Team volun-
teers, is an absolute godsend.
The CERT crews consist of ambu-
lance volunteers who function as ‘first
responders’ within their communities
where the nearest ambulance branch
is at a significant distance.
Whenever they are dispatched to a
job, an ambulance is also dispatched
but the CERTs provide basic emergen-
cy care until the ambulance arrives.
CERTs are located throughout Vic-
toria and play a valuable role in en-
suring sustainable emergency care,
especially in communities where the
number of ambulance cases each year
is limited and a local ambulance sta-
tion can’t be provided.
Venus Bay and nearby Tarwin Lower
is one such place.
And Bev Franklin is one of 10 ac-
tive CERT members who take 12-hour
shifts to maintain a 24/7 presence.
Although unpaid for the work they
do, they are well trained in basic life
support including defib, oxygen and
medical response work.
While they don’t call in the air am-
bulance themselves, they can keep
Ambulance Victoria staff apprised of
an incident and the likely response
It’s a start to treatment and a saving
in time that might be crucial.
If you have an incident that requires
Ambulance Victoria response, call
‘Triple Zero’ , both the CERT team and
ambulances will be called as the need
Bev Franklin is one of a team of volunteers who keep the 24/7 Community
Emergency Response Team (CERT) service on the road for Venus Bay and dis-
answer the call
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