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There has been so much happening in Lorne over recent years and the upcoming projects are set to even further enhance the experiences we offer for both locals and tourists alike. Whether it be the Point Grey Precinct, the pending works at the Stribling Reserve Oval, the pending new surface at the Bowling Club or the emergence of Live Wire Park. We are so fortunate to … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Happy New Financial Year! Hard to believe we are now over the “hump” of 2019 and just over 170 days until Christmas. As we roll into the second half of the year and the days start to get longer, there’s still so much to do when you are on the coast. With the calm weather days, we have been experiencing through the school holidays, numbers in … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Whales ahoy! You know July is nearly upon us when you have your first whale sightings for 2019 but this year is different – we didn’t have one whale, we had two! The spectacular sighting of the pair of Southern Right whales had the whole of town talking as the large mammals put on a stunning performance to officially declare that whale season is now officially … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Tomorrow is the shortest day of the year and on a day when the number of daylight hours is at its smallest and a great time to officially turn on the new electronic scoreboard at the Stribling Reserve oval. Our footballers and netballers return to our local ground for this weekends fixture against the Western Eagles. Works on the new scoreboard and bases for the new … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The Queens Birthday weekend is upon us before we’ve had a chance to slow and amazingly one of our two quietest months (May) has now passed and at the end of this month its on the downhill till Christmas – can you believe it? This weekend in Lorne it will be interesting to see what sort of numbers we get on the coast as our high-country … Continue Reading »

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Gotta say that any concerns of climate change, warming temperatures and lack of rain have been blown out of the water through the past week as an arctic blast vented its anger on the coast. On Wednesday just passed, the mercury didn’t reach double figures and hail reminded us of what we could expect as winter gets ready to launch. Perhaps the only consistent pattern of … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

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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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

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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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

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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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

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 »