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Without doubt the biggest talking point of the last week has continued to be the aftermath of the Federal Election and more particularly how it might affect Lorne. No matter what side of the fence you may sit on, when it comes to federal politics, I would challenge any local that didn’t support the view that Sarah’s contribution to Lorne has been huge. Whether it be … Continue Reading »

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Market research firm Propertyology identified the Surf Coast as Victoria’s most expensive housing market as research shows how city prices have changed the national real estate landscape.

The Surf Coast, as identified by Propertyology, now sits as Australia’s fourth most expensive city/municipality with a median house price of $835,000, behind Byron Bay ($987,500), Sydney ($950,000) and Kiama ($910,000).

Melbourne ($772,500) was sixth of Propertyology’s top 40 most expensive … Continue Reading »

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The month of April is now behind us and the sight of school holidays and a long weekend are a fair way off in the distant future. It was such a great month on every front but it was certainly one of our driest with only single digit millimetres of rainfall for the entire month, one of the driest on record. May has begun in a … Continue Reading »

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After what has effectively been an extended holiday period, with those who were able to negotiate three holiday leave days between Easter and this weekend benefiting from a ten-day break. And based on the number on the coast there were many who had done just that. Thursdays Anzac Day services in Lorne saw attendances like never before. A dawn service of approximately 450 gathered at Lorne’s … Continue Reading »

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Happy Easter from all here at Great Ocean Road Real Estate, and what a big weekend it’s going to be. We have the Lions Easter Art Show, the Lorne Foreshore Market, the Lorne Country Club Ambrose Tournament, the Angler famous Easter Sunday, last year’s Grand Final rematch between Lorne and Birregurra, the Surf Clubs “Last Supper” plus all of Lorne’s amazing restaurants and amenities open for … Continue Reading »

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The first week of school holidays has been a combination of swell, reasonable visitor numbers, smoke and activity on many fronts. Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMV) have continued their planned burns around Lorne with minimal impact on town and in my view is far outweighed by the benefits gained in preparation for the next fire season. FFMV have indicated that all burns will be complete by … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

There’s a fair bit happening around Lorne with holiday dates dominating the balance of April. This weekend our local footballers and netballers travel to Irrewillipe for round 1 of Colac and District Football League season as the Dolphins prepare for the defence of their 2018 Premiership, but that’s not all of what is happening this weekend. At 8am tomorrow the Lorne Beach Parkrun is launched for … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Autumn on the coast and there’s plenty going on in and around Lorne, and this weekend is no exception. On Saturday the Lorne Dolphins take on the Warrnambool Old Collegians in a full-scale practice match at the Stribling Reserve on Saturday afternoon with country sport hospitality in full swing. On Sunday the very popular Deans Marsh Festival gets underway featuring live music, local harvest market stalls, … Continue Reading »

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Last week I shared how Sarah Henderson, our Federal M.P. for Corangamite was coming to Lorne to make some exciting announcements. Well that she did and in such a big, big way. In fact, $3.26 million, matched by the same figure from the Surf Coast Shire for the re-development of the Stribling Reserve facilities and a further $90,000 for the Lorne Bowls Club for the re-surface … Continue Reading »

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The first week of autumn has started just as well as summer finished with temperatures getting no lower than the mid-twenties, numbers around town continuing to be strong and the chance to take a breath and reflect on the summer that was. Confirmed by most as one of our ‘best ever’, it was a beauty on almost every front. This weekend’s Labour Day long weekend will again … Continue Reading »