A press pack of about 20 is building up outside the luxurious Canterbury home that Kylie Minogue bought for her parents for $2.4 million in 2002. And Herald Sun editor Peter Blunden estimates that 12 British journalists are in the air to join what will inevitably become an almighty scrum.

Any chance Kylie’s family bunker could have been kept secret at this tumultuous time were dashed by The Age back in 2002 when the supposedly responsible broadsheet ran a story on the purchase on page 3, revealing a picture and the street, which we won’t be naming. Blunden this morning told ABC radio that he responsibly declined to run photos of the house last night, but it will be interesting to see if the television cameras can resist the temptation.

Channel Nine’s position is particularly interesting given that Kylie’s brother, Brendan Minogue, is a Melbourne-based cameraman for the network. Will Brendan deliver 60 Minutes or Ray Martin the exclusive interview? Only time will tell, but Kylie certainly won’t need to sell her story as she’s already worth close to $100 million and had sold more than $10 million worth of tickets for her Australian leg of the Showgirl tour.

Let’s hope the press pack doesn’t get struck by lightning because the Canberbury street in question has now undoubtedly built a reputation as the most cursed avenue in the country. These are some of the problems that have hit past and current residents of the street:

Current residents
Russell Jones: sacked as Amcor CEO last year for alleged cartel behaviour
Frank Cicutto: resigned as NAB CEO last year after foreign exchange trading scandal
Garry Lyon: former Melbourne Football Club captain whose marriage has just broken up
Kylie Minogue: diagnosed with breast cancer when staying in the house she bought for her parents
Ian Herdman: ousted boss of Grey Advertising who spent a year in the courts battling over entitlements

Former residents
Rupert Hamer: former Victorian Liberal Premier died last year
Andrew Peacock: lost a long power struggle with John Howard while living in the street
Stan Wallis: former Amcor boss whose reputation was destroyed by the disasters of AMP

Jon Faine was whingeing about the press pack on ABC local radio this morning and even asked an oncologist whether the media attention could make Kylie’s problem worse. But then he crossed straight to an ABC reporter outside the 1940s, two-storey property on more than 2,600 square metres, which features a heated swimming pool and tennis court.