Phillip Island Murder House Quietly Being Marketed For Sale

THE ADULT Parole Board may want to consider compensating the innocent owners of a Phillip Island home that was in 2009 the scene of a gruesome murder by twice paroled killer John Leslie Coombes.

The Wimbledon Heights property – which has since been renovated – has quietly hit the market, with a lower-than-market price tag of $269,000.

Two years ago, 3 Terry Crescent was leased to Nicole Godfrey – a lover of Melbourne-based John Coombes, who this week pleaded guilty to murder, and dismembering the body of childcare worker Raechel Betts at the home. Godfrey, an accessory, was given a suspended three year jail term.

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VCAT Approves High Rise Apartment Building, Behind Melbourne High School

THE Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal has approved a controversial high rise apartment building, behind Melbourne High School.

The approved 100 unit tower will rise about 50 metres, and be developed on the site of a Lamborghini dealership, on the corner of Chapel Street and Alexandra Avenue, in South Yarra.

The approval comes months after planning minister Justin Madden imposed a 38 metre height restriction in the South Yarra pocket known as Forrest Hill, bound by the train line, Toorak Road, Alexandra Avenue and Chapel Street. Shortly after, VCAT approved a 38-level, 133 metre tower for the Capitol Bakeries site, on the corner of Chapel Street and Toorak Road.

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