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  • Autumn 2010

    Marissa Clark and Rebekah Bujtor give true meaning to the description hands-on. Not only do the bubbly 28-year-old physiotherapists use their hands for a living, they are hands-on building a business that provides quality health-care services.

    The two friends, who attended school and university together, are co-directors of The Wentworth Point Family Medical Practice, which opened in The Piazza last month. This new venture follows on from the pairs Newington Family Medical Practice, which has been providing medical and health care to this area since 2007.

    Marissa and Rebekah have fitted out their new practice with the latest medical equipment and technology, offering the best possible services for their patients.

    The practice is staffed by two highly-qualified and professional family GPs, Dr Kathy Roncevic and Dr Anthony Yap, who provide family medical services, including childhood immunisations and travel vaccines. The doctors are Workcover and DVA approved.

    Dr Roncevic has a special interest in womens health, while Dr. Yap is highly regarded by his patients in the Newington area.

    Since the new practice opened residents have warmed to the friendly staff and their personal approach. The doctors and staff are happy to be providing professional and family-oriented medical care in a comfortable and relaxed environment thats in a convenient location for the community, said Rebekah. We have received good support from residents. Marissa lives at The Waterfront, and we have developed many friendships here.

    Over the coming weeks The Wentworth Point Family Medical Practice will introduce a skin cancer and cosmetic clinic, which will perform skin checks and minor cosmetic procedures, such as Botox.

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    The local practice is linked with the Newington facility, which offers additional health-care services such as psychology, physiotherapy, remedial massage therapy, dietary and gynaecology.

    Appointments at both Newington and Wentworth Point Family Medical Practice can be made on by calling: 9739 8828. However, the staff will always do their best to accommodate walk-in appointments. 1800 333 818

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    A new government bus service, no. 526 starts on 21 March, replacing the Community Bus which makes its last trip on Saturday 20 March.

    The government service to Strathfield Station will travel down Hill Road, through Newington, Olympic Park and on to Strathfield and Burwood Stations.

    Using this service will help secure its future and improve residents access

    to the wider area, reducing reliance on private cars.

    The Waterfronts residents at the start of the bus route are crucial in preserving the service from this location. With a growing community comprising Mariners Cove, The Waterfront and Harbour Side, this new public transport is a great advantage to commuters and other travellers, including visiting family and friends.

    New bus serviceFairer faresThe new My Multi tickets save you between $500 and $1100 per year. Its a win for the Wentworth Point Community as it puts a cap on our transport costs. Find out how the savings work, at the information meeting (see below).

    Community meetingWednesday, March 10, 7.30pmThe Function CentreDetails: www.thewaterfrontbus.comE-mail: waterfrontbus@gmail.comFacebook: TheWaterfront@Homebush Bay.

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    travis, vow of silence

    Hes the colourful guy who arrives at The Waterfront on a motor bike and enlivens The Piazza with his larger-than-life personality. Travis George certainly doesnt look, dress or act like a priest, yet he has played a sort of Father confessor during the five years since establishing Travis George Hair. Travis is a willing and valuable sounding-board, and he says offering considered advice just comes with the job he loves.

    Clients build a special trust with their hairdresser that, over time, can develop into friendship, says Travis.

    For me, knowing something about a clients lifestyle plays a big part in creating a personalised hairstyle for them. I love that aspect of the job, and though I have heard some amazing confessions from the chair over the years I firmly believe these should be kept behind the salon doors!

    While Travis maintains a priestly vow of silence over salon conversations, he was prepared to divulge to Village Talk that males are becoming as concerned as women about their appearance.

    Its the New Age, he said.

    Around 35 per cent of our clients are men, and a good proportion of them have highlights or a colour put in their hair, and they also spend a considerable amount on hair product.

    Not that there was anything wrong with that, Travis added in Seinfeld-esque style.


    Life just keeps getting better at The Waterfront. The newest attraction at The Piazza is Viva le Spa. Village Talk got the low-down on how they plan to reinvigorate your body, mind and soul.

    Relax-Refresh-Reconnect is the slogan and the formula Viva le Spa is offering locals who love being pampered. If you yearn for well-being and indulgence, this new salon is for you.

    Richard Anthony and his wife Sandra bring their five-star spa

    services to The Waterfront, after taking a well-deserved two-year break from the industry.

    The couple started Urban Fringe at Newington five years ago, which proved incredibly popular. Within just three years they had opened eight Urban Fringe beauty and hair salons throughout Sydney.

    The stress of running so many salons took its toll on us, so we sold the business and chilled out, said Richard. We are now fully refreshed and ready to start again. However,

    this time, were not looking for expansion were

    sticking with just one salon.

    Viva Le Spa is an oasis of calm. Tranquil

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    Travis has 23 years of international experience in London, North America and Europe. Two other full-time international stylists are on his team Katherine from Columbia and Ruth from London. He describes his salon as boutique, comparing the quality of his services with that of a fine dining restaurant. If you want pub food, then were not for you.

    From the moment you enter the salon, be prepared for five-

    star service. It starts with the offer of a drink wine, beer or non-alcohol ic and some cheese and crackers, then the pampering starts, with a soothing hot towel and scalp massage treat-ment. Leaving clients feeling relaxed and

    pampered is all part of the personal service.

    Travis says hairdressing is an artistic outlet that lets stylists express their flair.

    Being able to make clients feel special about themselves is whats most rewarding. If we look good, we feel good, so going to the hairdresser should

    be an experience people look forward to.

    We create an individual style with the emphasis on maintenance, said Travis. It is pointless walking out of a salon with a funky, cutting-edge style if you cant recreate the look when you get home, so part of our job is educating clients on how to maintain it.

    This education will extend to monthly workshops called Girls Night In where the team will teach women and men, too the art of blow-drying, styling and how to care for their hair at home. We are also going to introduce an exciting new mineral make-up retail range which well incorporate into our workshops, as an add-on to our hair services. Were also looking forward to working closely with Viva Le Spa, next door and joining forces to offer some amazing hair and beauty packages.

    Travis has generated such a widespread clientele that he opened a second salon in Broadway a couple of years ago.

    Travis George Hair Shop 3F, The Piazza, The WaterfrontOpening hours: Tues 10.00am - 5.00pmWed - Fri 10.00am - lateSat 9.00am - 5.00pmSun by appointment only.Mon closed.

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    aromas fill its five treatment rooms. Clients can enjoy beauty and body therapies, facials, massages, manicures, pedicures and spray-on tanning.

    For the more adventurous, theres microdermabrasion a thorough body scrub using oxide crystals to remove dead skin cells and cleanse pores. Laser hair reduction is available too, which is where unwanted hair is removed by intense pulse light.

    The service list also includes waxing, anti-ageing treatments such as Botox injections and body piercing.

    We chose The Piazza for our new salon because it is so relaxed and we always have an enjoyable time when we come here, said Richard, whose brother Gavin and his wife Karin live at The Waterfront, along with three other good friends.

    We often eat at the restaurants here, and have formed an affinity with the area.

    Viva Le Spa is offering a range of special packages, some including lunch. A loyalty card for residents saves 15% on each treatment, so be sure to visit soon.Make an appointment online via or phone 9475 6888

    For a limited time only. See our ad on page 6 for more details.


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