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The Great Ocean Road is open in all directions, there are no “roads closed” signs and the sun looks set to shine on the coast to welcome the influx of visitors for the Melbourne Cup long weekend. There is plenty on in town with the foreshore markets hosted by the Lorne Lions Club on Saturday and the fundraiser “One for the Otways” from 7pm at the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I was privy to a beautiful story from a senior member from the Lorne School who reported the difficulties that some of their students, and kinder children were having in their commute from Wye River with the Great Ocean Road closed from Separation Creek.

As a result of the closures the children couldn’t be collected from their normal pick up point so their day would begin with … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

AFL Grand Final week and it’s all about the Doggies, and why wouldn’t it be as they make their first grand final appearance in 55 years. Many would not know but the Bulldogs last premiership coach, the late Charlie Sutton was for many years a property owner here in Lorne, just as his daughter is today.

Brownlow medallist, Gary Dempsey also has had a long association with … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Look out Lorne! As 6,000 cyclists are preparing to descend onto our town for the 2016 Amy’s Gran Fondo which has established itself as one of the most popular mass participation bike rides in the country attracting cyclists from across Australia and internationally. The event is a UCI Gran Fondo World Series qualifier and with the 2017 UCI Gran Fondo World Championships in France, the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Only a week until the opening performance of the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts and with the Gala Friday a sell-out this is shaping to be the best festival yet. Visit fopa.com.au to secure your tickets for one of the biggest weekends in Lorne.

Don’t forget whether its next weeks festival or anytime before or after you need to plan your journey as Lorne’s only service station … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Great to see the new façade on our only supermarket taking shape and the internal renovations progressing towards providing a larger, brighter store. The management team and builders are to be congratulated on their continuing efforts in maintaining normal trading while the construction is underway.

While on construction, I should also mention that the BP service station is now closed and undergoing refurbishment to reopen in early … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

If there’s ever been a more active start to the whale watching season – I’d like to know when that was! As one long time Lorne local said to me earlier in the week, he has “seen a whale everyday for the past seven”. Not that you need an excuse to join us in Lorne, but make sure you keep your eyes on the ocean as … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Without doubt the biggest news of the week has been from the Reserve Bank cutting the cash rate to 1.5% – Amazing! Never have we seen interest rates at these levels and the flow on effects will make for interesting observations.

A big weekend in town with the Mantra Resort hosting the 2016 Victorian CFA/SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum. It is expected that there … Continue Reading »

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he Winter Cycle

Our predictable seasonal Coastal Real Estate market has moved into a slower period in terms of market transactions, listings etc.

The smart money or savvy byers are active now.  Throughout the town it’s easier to get around; agents are more accessible, houses are not occupied by holiday tenants and low tariff accommodation is available to stay … Continue Reading »

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Casual May

The 600 competitors were treated to ideal running conditions last weekend for the Great Ocean Road Marathon running event.  Rosemary Kovacic and Jeanette Hancock from the Lorne Office joined 9 other Lorne local women in completing the half marathon.  Great effort girls.

Another amazing 20 degree weekend coming up and your choice of some epic holiday rentals at the off peak rate.  Most properties are offering a pay 2/stay 3 or … Continue Reading »