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This week “CityNews” meets some of the top expert businesses operating out of the northside’s commercial hub. This is a sponsored post.

MITCHELL is home to a growing variety of businsses and services.

The suburb was named after Maj. Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell, surveyor-
general and explorer of NSW, and all its streets are named after Australian industrialists.

This week “CityNews” meets some of the top expert businesses operating out of the northside’s commercial hub.

One-stop-shop for household problems

Oldmate ACT co-owners Tim and Bec Drage.

SAVING people time and money, Oldmate ACT has the experience to provide a range of services such as plumbing, refrigeration, gas fitting, electrical, cooling and heating.

It’s a “one-stop-shop” says director Tim Drage, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry.

“When people have various issues within their household, they can just come to the one company,” he says.

“We can help them out with a majority of their appliances and different fixtures within the house.”

And that also goes for businesses, as Oldmate ACT works commercially, too.

As for the quality of work, Tim says it’s the highest because they work hard to get it right so they’re only at a job once.

“Our qualified staff are always on hand to answer any questions and give the best possible advice and will always provide you with quality service at a competitive price,” he says.

“We also have a quick turn around and offer an emergency service as well.

“It’s 24 hours, so if someone has a burst water pipe flooding the house, we can come fix it.”

Oldmate ACT. Call 6254 6576, email or visit

Family landscape supplier grows from humble beginnings

FAMILY business Corkhill Bros aims to incorporate the family ethics and values in its day-to-day business operations, says co-founder Brian Corkhill.

From humble beginnings with a few trucks in 1954, Corkhill Bros now provides wholesale landscaping materials to the public, as well as green waste recycling services.

Corkhill Bros’ commercial operations include chipping, screening, grinding, processing, bulk production and special blend production as requested.

Then its waste side has services such as the hire of skip bins of various sizes and recycling of drop off and kerbside garden organics.

The family-owned business started with Brian and his brother Patrick, who established Corkhill Bros after the family dairy farm was removed to make way for the construction of Lake Burley Griffin.

“We strive to create a workforce of hardworking, committed, trustworthy and loyal employees that promote this culture,” Brian says.

Through its multi-faceted operations Brian says the company’s intention is to successfully extract, process and deliver its products to meet the needs of varied target markets; both residential and commercial.

Corkhill Bros’ landscaping supply outlets are located at Mugga Lane, Symonston and Darling Street, Mitchell. Ordering is available online.

Corkhill Bros, 33 Darling Street, Mitchell. Call 6241 8860 or visit

Rivoland ‘tiles’ its way to excellence

NESTLED in the industrial area of north Canberra is Rivoland Tiles’ Mitchell showroom and trade centre, one of the best tile showrooms in the region, according to general manager James Hibberson.

“We have received commendations from customers and suppliers as being one of the best showrooms they have seen,” James says.

“[We have] displays to inspire in a comfortably-sized [space which] makes selecting tiles an enjoyable experience.”

Staying abreast of design trends, James says Rivoland Tiles is also proud to offer one of the biggest tile ranges in eastern Australia.

“There is always something new and different to look at and explore,” says James, who is proud of his expert, friendly staff.

“The showroom staff boast a myriad of experience and knowledge across all works and aspects of residential and commercial projects and are more than happy to assist you with your needs.

“Having the trade centre on site ensures we meet all your tiling needs.

“Renovators and professionals will find a comprehensive range of products and tools.”

Rivoland Tiles Showroom, 55 Darling Street, Mitchell. Call 6241 1557 or

Sibling team put customers first

BROTHER-and-sister team Mat Scifleet and Sam Vrins run JAX Tyres as an efficient business where they do their best to look after every customer, according to Sam.

Sam says their father, Pat, started and managed the business in the early days and the business has now run successfully for 26 years.

“We pride ourselves on customer service, and aim to give our customers the best deals possible,” says Sam.

“We get repeat customers through being renowned for our one-on-one customer service approach.”

JAX specialises in tyres, wheels and mechanical services such as brakes and suspension, Sam says.

Customers who purchase four new tyres from a range of respected brands, and a wheel alignment, qualify for the “myjax” platinum tyre maintenance plan, which includes more than $500 worth of savings for each qualifying vehicle.

“It also allows customers to access and track their tyre maintenance on our website,” Sam says.

By following the recommended servicing, using the periodical reminders within the programme, Sam says customers receive significant discounts and bonuses while prolonging the life and performance of the tyres.

She says JAX also sells high-performance passenger car, light truck and four-wheel drive brands such as BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Continental, Dunlop, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin and Pirelli, as well as value-for-money brand options.

JAX Tyres, 10-12 Winchcombe Court, Mitchell. Call 6150 5568 or visit

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