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Alphington businesses

 

ARTS

Aludean 

Sculpture

Dean Colls and Louise Skacej have worked collaboratively to produce a distinctive folio of artworks for both the private and public sectors. Their specialties span figurative, abstract, and public sculpture. A popular public piece is the Rex Australis situated along the Peninsula Link Freeway.

Dean & Lou  |  aludean.com  |  info@aludean.com 

Millennium 

Sculpture

 

KLEI

Ceramic and Jewellery Design

 

Elena Mazziotta

Costume Design

 

Mark Noble

Artist

Millennium Art Services specialise in modelling and mould-making in both architectural and artistic fields.

Ian Burns |  ian@artservices.com.au  |  0418 550 689

 

Klei is a multidisciplinary design practice, specialising in cermaics, jewellery and clothing. Klei participated in City of Darebin's Active Spaces program, trialling a retail store in Northcote. This went so successfully, that they signed a five year lease for the retail shopfront.

Ben & Barbara  |  klei.com.au  |  info@klei.com.au

 

Elena is a highly experienced costume designer.

Elena Mazziotta  |  emaz68@yahoo.com.au  |  0403 202 653 

 

Mark is a musical instrument maker, specialising in early keyboard instruments, including pipe organ and harpsichord repairs. He is also an artist and undertakes detailed decorating (gold leafing) and stenciling.

Mark Noble  |  0448 448 117

Vic Design Group

Cooperative Workshop

The Victorian Design Group is a cooperative workshop for designers who require space, a workbench and access to a machine shop and spray booth. Spaces are available for members interested in furniture design, industrial design and other creative areas.

Patrick McEldowney  |  0419 914 803

 

ENvironment

Farmwall

Vertical Gardens and Aquaponics

 

 

 

Life Cykel

Urban Mushroom Farms

Farmwall is a community-oriented social enterprise that aims to grow fresh, local and natural produce in close proximity to food venues. Their vertical gardens - called Farmwalls - will be situated in cafes and restaurants, putting microgreens at a chef's fingertips. They will also set up an urban aquaponics farm onsite to grow larger produce.

Environmentally, the Farmwall reduces food miles, food waste, pesticide and herbicide usage, water and energy costs, and deforestation.

Geert Hendrix  |  farmwall.com.au  |  hello@farmwall.com.au  |  0406 559 337  |

 

Mushrooms are Life Cykel’s vehicle for a better future in Australia. They use coffee ground waste from cafes as a base for growing mushrooms in bags mounted inside shipping containers. They supply cafes with bulk mushrooms and sell grow-your-own mushroom kits to household consumers. Life Cykel believe in taking real action to enable progress for Australia’s Nutrition, Education, Community, Environment and Happiness.

Ryan Creed  |  lifecykel.com  |  ryan@lifecykel.com

 

Technology

Action Sonics

Microphone

Dan St Clair is the mastermind behind the ActionMic—the world’s first waterproof, wearable, self-recording microphone. He is just about ready to commercialise this technology.

The ActionMic is full of functionality. Wireless control and wind blocking caps; an ability to record the vibrations of any object; audio sensors that can record the sound inside your body; and it comes with a range of mounts and wearable options. The ActionMic is on the brink of being available commercially.

Dan St Clair  |  dan@actionsonics.com

 

Luescher Teknik

Carbon fibre bike repair

 

Luescher Teknik is a specialist sports technology business, with a focus on carbon fibre bike repairs. Raoul uses ultrasound scans to pinpoint faults – he's the only person in the country using ultrasound. Raoul has worked for Boeing Aerospace, Defence, and the Australian Institute of Sport.

Raoul Luescher  |  info@luescherteknik.com.au

 

Food & Beverage

Gourmet Lovers produces premium quality Australian olives and EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), and infused EVOO using balsamic vinegar, herbs and spices of consistent quality and excellent taste.

Theo Araloglou  |  gourmetlovers.com.au  |  theo@gourmetlovers.com.au  |  9490 1409 

 

Gourmet Lovers

Extra virgin olive oil

La Sirène is an urban farmhouse brewery. It produces beer like that made in farmhouses in the early 14th century.  Its flagship beer is the Saison farmhouse ale. The spirit of farmhouse beer-making involves using local ingredients as much as possible—and La Sirène's processes strictly align with this sustainability focus. 

Read more about La Sirene here.

Costa Nikias  |  lasirene.com.au  |  costa@lasirene.com.au 

 

 

La Sirene

Microbrewery

 

Mini Melts is a super premium, pure ice cream, made through a cryogenic freezing process. There is a huge range of flavours, all in the unique "Mini Melt" spherical shape.

Damien Campbell  |  minimelts.com.au  |  damien_campbell@live.com.au 

 

 

Mini Melts

Ice cream franchise

 

Vanilla & Co is a specialty food importer. It is one of the largest suppliers of gourmet organic Vanilla Beans in Australia. Selling to wholesalers and restaurants for over 12 years, customers can now buy vanilla beans directly from Vanilla & Co. It ships throughout Australia and Internationally.

Tayla Wright  |  vanillaandco.com.au  | vanilla@vanillaandco.com.au

Vanilla & Co

Specialty food importer

 

Health & Wellbeing 

Aromae

Essential oils

Aromae Essentials supply a range of natural products, primarily essential oils, and also offer a reseller service. Aromae Essentials is committed to sourcing and supplying the best quality essential oil and natural products for use in aromatherapy and massage.

Joel Pickering  |  aromae.com.au  | jb@aromae.com.au  

 

Trade/Craftsmen

Hecdar Heritage

French polishing

Hecdar Heritage is owned and run by Darren McBride. He specialises in the polishing and restoration of furniture and heritage buildings. Darren has performed polishing and restoration work for various councils around Melbourne, undertaking prestigious projects in town halls and heritage listed homes. He polished various antique furniture in the Officer's Mess in the Victorian Barracks and undertook extensive restorations in the Victorian State Parliament building.

Darren McBride  |  hecdarheritage.com |  dpmcbride@icloud.com  |  0411 617 314

 

Hawthorn Polishing & Cabinetry

Carpentry

Hawthorn Polishing & Cabinetry is a leading furniture design, polishing and cabinetry service. Colin restores and custom makes furniture to your design, polishing to create a finish to any requirement. Our service encompasses all types of furniture from antiques to contemporary, specialising in traditional French polishing but also modern finishing and colour-matching techniques.

Colin Lang  |  hawthornpolishingandcabinetry.com  |  hpc.furniture@gmail.com  | 0439 815 086

 

Gollings

Florist

Gollings the Florists is one of Melbourne’s premier advanced floral design suppliers. Dot is highly qualified and well known in the Industry being a member of the prestigious American Institute of Floral designers (AIFD). They supply flowers for corporate and events, and also run workshops.

Dot & Nev Humphreys  |  gollingsflorist.com.au  |  sales@gollingsflorist.com.au  | 0409 006 313

 

Stuart Scott Plumbing

Plumber

Stuart Scott Plumbing Pty Ltd has been delivering quality plumbing services since 1985. Stuart Scott Plumbing can assist with rain water tanks, blocked drains, gas installation, burst pipes, CCTV drain pipe camera, hot and cold water renovations, general maintenance, spouting and roof repair. 

Stuart Scott  |  stuartscottplumbing.com  |  enquiries@stuartscottplumbing.com.au  |   0418 555 804

 

Northpoint Survey 

Surveying Services

Northpoint Survey specialises in providing surveying services for medium to large construction projects. Andrew has expertise in the areas of site surveying, level and feature mapping, data processing, computer aided drafting and design (CADD) and site modeling.

Andrew McConville  |  northpointsurvey.com.au  |  info@northpointsurvey.com.au  |  0430 581 662

 

Treated with Colour 

Painting and Signage

Treated With Colour's vision is to be Australia's finest painting, signage and building concept organisation. It delivers signage, painting, decorating, colour consulting, and building concepts.

 John Nuccitelli  |  treatedwithcolour.com.au  |  twcgallery@bigpond.com  |  418 177 805

 

Evolution Automotive

Mechanic

Craig Bishop is a car mechanic.

Craig Bishop  |  info@wolfracingf3.com  |  0409 944 542

 

Professional Services

David Turner runs Working @ the Numbers, an independent professional bookkeeping and accounting service, providing value to clients by helping them overcome time-consuming burdens. In addition to these services, David offers personalised training and consulting, and a fully flexible, on hand service with dedication and commitment.

David Turner  |  thenumbers.com.au  |  support@thenumbers.com.au  |  0400 186 669

 

Working @ the Numbers

Accountant

 

 

Safeguard National covers both Safeguard National Security and Safeguard National Cleaning, and provides services to the exhibition and events industry. On top of their security and cleaning services, Safeguard National provide a complete service to the exhibition industry which includes security and cleaning from move in stage to move out stage.

Mike & Ninian  |  www.safeguardnational.com  |  info@safeguardnational.com  |  0423 851 925

Safeguard National

Cleaning & Security

 

 

 

engineering

Diona is a multi-utility infrastructure civil engineering company. 

Aleksejs Fedins  |  diona.com.au

Diona

Civil Engineering

 

Emergency Services

Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES) works to ensure the safety of Victorian communities by responding to emergencies and disasters across the state. VICSES is the control agency during emergency responses to floods, storms, earthquakes and tsunamis in Victoria, and is the largest provider of road rescue in the state.

Chris Patton  |  ses.vic.gov.au

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