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The biggest news of the week is without doubt the Surf Coast Shire council issuing a notice of decision to grant the planning application for the Point Grey Precinct. After twelve years of community discussion and numerous versions of the plans for the precinct, we now have a fully funded DWELP and Surf Coast Shire approved “shovel ready” project ready … Continue Reading »

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We all believed the Queens Birthday weekend was going to be big but the numbers in town last weekend were enormous, taking most by surprise. Our restaurants and service providers did exceptionally well given the constraints and restrictions that have been put into place. Every available seat filled and many were disappointed they couldn’t be accommodated reinforcing that the new … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The Queens Birthday weekend is going to be special in so many different ways and we just can’t wait. The first five days of June has seen overnight visitors return to Lorne for the first time since “lockdown”, the internal lights of our restaurants have been turned on, our play grounds are open and we are tipping that this long … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease so does the re-emergence of many who have been so well disciplined in isolation and face to face discussion with family, friends and clients is welcomed with open arms. I’m sure the volume of zoom meetings will decline but equally will be a major part of the communication process for modern businesses moving forward. … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

We maintain a very strong belief that the moment ‘stay at home’ constraints are eased domestic tourism numbers are likely to go through the roof. Last weekend here in Lorne reinforced our forecasts as huge numbers hit town, when technically many should still have been adhering to the stay at home disciplines. The very limited number of coffee shops, takeaways … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Isolation in Lorne has been pretty damn special with the opportunity to enjoy a lot of the little things that have always contributed to our special beauty. To see the large numbers that have been out walking the beaches and exploring many of the magnificent bush walks that are all on our door step. One of the must do is … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As the first real “blast” of cold weather that reminds me of the cooler months ahead, isolation in Lorne continues to be as good as it could be anywhere. As much as our office front doors have been closed for five weeks, today our operation has been a bit like a duck on water. All looks calm above the surface … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

My oh my, Anzac Day has crept up on us so quickly given what else has been going on around the world. With Easter 2020 being non-existent, school holidays that just didn’t happen and parents teaching their children from home, the coastal landscape has never looked so barren – bad and yet good! Because of the social distancing disciplines, … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Needless to say another weird week in Lorne and an Easter period like no other I have experienced. Never would I have thought that we would experience an Easter Saturday where at any given hour there were less than a handful of cars parked in Mountjoy Parade – an amazing sight! And as you can imagine the following days have … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERELast week the Coronavirus was at front and centre of this blog and unfortunately it looks like being so for some time yet. I also spoke about interpretations and how various people put different meaning to different phrases and wanted to clarify MY interpretation of local. We have just over 1,100 permanent resident locals occupying approximately 24% of our residential dwellings and a … Continue Reading »