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The 2019 GMHBA Pier to Pub has been and swum with both female and male divisions being taken out by Queensland junior swimmers Lani Pallister and Hayden Cotter respectively. This year’s event was maimed by the tragic passing of Murray Howard who suffered a fatal heart attack during his twentieth Pier to Pub swim. Murray, a non-permanent resident of Lorne, was very well known to many … Continue Reading »

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This weekend Lorne plays host to the 39th annual Pier to Pub swim, an amazing achievement over so many years following the the inaugural event that saw only 200 swimmers hit the water. The 1.2 kilometre event set on the most picturesque ocean swim course in the world will see Lorne with standing room only this weekend. Add this Fridays Mountain to Surf run and its … Continue Reading »

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Happy New Year! I hope your next 12 months is a great one for you and there’s no better time to complete those successful foundations than right now. With my 12-month diary “locked and loaded” I’m happy to share that my very first entries are “my time”. Family, health and holidays come first and they are as always, the first entries in my annual planner. I … Continue Reading »

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Every now and then we are exposed to a transaction that is a little different and out of left field and this years story eclipses all past experiences by a long way! Having shown a prospective purchaser one of our prestige homes, it was soon to be revealed how the purchase was being made as a Christmas present for his wife. Having completed a complex negotiation … Continue Reading »

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As the festive Christmas flags appear along Mountjoy Parade the sounds of the pending festive season begin to ring loader and loader and Lorne is gearing up for a busy summer. Also, along Mountjoy Parade we have three new restaurants opening their doors, one of which is our famous Arab which has been re-leased to an operator/chef who is passionate about his craft. The second that … Continue Reading »

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Farewell autumn, and if the past three months is any indicator to the expected visitor numbers over the coming months, then its going to be huge. Visitation numbers to the Great Ocean Road are growing faster than expected, new figures show. Latest data shows the region generated more than $870 million to the economy last financial year, up 18.7 percent on the year before and 6.4 … Continue Reading »

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Hard to believe that the official start of summer is only two weeks away and with it comes the need to be prepared on so many different fronts – none more so than the fire front! On Tuesday the 27th of November the Community Based Bushfire Management Group are hosting a bushfire awareness event at the Lorne CFA/ Emergency Services hub from 5:30pm. This based community … Continue Reading »

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The Spring Racing Carnival is always a great time to be in Lorne and this year has been no different. The crowds in town last weekend were exceptional and apart from the odd display of the ever-changing spring weather, a great weekend was had by all. Whether it was the kindergarten market on the Saturday or the Melbourne Cup celebrations at Lorne Angling and Aquatic Club … Continue Reading »

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The spring racing carnival is well and truly underway and Wednesday’s Geelong Cup was highlight for many local people. None more so than Lorne holiday home owner Anthony Mithen whose champion horse, Runaway, won the mid week event with his locally bred horse. Mithen who is owner and manager of the Rosemount Stud at Gnarwarre near Geelong is also a passionate Lorne fan and describes this … Continue Reading »

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The Lorne Structure Plan 2003 is the governing document that all planning issues within the Lorne Ward are guided. This strategic document is being reviewed for the first time in fifteen years and is certainly well and truly overdue. The Surfcoast Shire has officially commenced the review process and with a strong drive from within our local community to be heavily involved in the process. The … Continue Reading »