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Lorne has begun to come to life like the “sleeping giant of the coast”. Regional Victorian visitors have started to descend on Lorne as school holidays are underway, while others “kick the shackles” and just want to get away. Mountjoy Parade has come to life again and in a big way. A new seafood premises Captain Hooked, at the former … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The Victorian Premier’s announcements last Sunday were the first positive signs that we have seen and the first glimmers of hope and optimism provided by our leaders, with the “walls coming down” for Regional Victorians the enquiry levels for holiday accommodation around the coast have gone through the roof. After months of non-activity, it’s great to see the journey to … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As we march into the second week of spring, the extra daylight hours are a welcome addition to the day to enable those still in work to get out and about after a long day, and with the sun rising at just after 6:30am the early risers have been spoilt with the spectacular sun rises on a daily basis. Here … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Amongst all of the news of COVID-19 lockdowns and forced lifestyle changes of so many comes the sad news that as from Wednesday’s press release the Falls Festival will no longer be taking place this year. Although organisers had been upbeat all year about the festival proceeding given the current status of things, and with border restrictions showing no immediate … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I just love speaking with people about their COVID-19 lockdown experiences no matter whether it be stage 3 or 4. While I feel for those that are stuck in Melbourne and as one client described to me yesterday the “walking the dog rush hour” through the last hour of the forced 8pm curfew time, was something that she never thought … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

One of the most respected, and my favourite economic forecasters is Westpac Chief Economist Bill Evans. Earlier this week Bill shared his visionary forecast of what might happen past COVID-19.

Underpinned by a couple of assumptions he expects our recession to be “deeper” but “shorter” than that of the early 90’s event, our deficit went to 4% … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Probably fair to say that Lorne, like the rest of Victoria will take on a new look from next week as we are under public health directions to wear a face mask for the first time. If you’re like me and this is all new, you might find what I am about to share worthy to note. Upon just receiving … Continue Reading »

Our Backyard – Lorne

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As the pandemic tightens its grip on the Melbourne Metropolitan area, and also infiltrates some of our larger regional areas the need to be careful and have the safety disciplines front of mind more than ever before. With our Colac neighbours under threat from a growing Coronavirus cluster over the past week all of a sudden, the threat of the … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

Last night with my wife and daughter, I was fortunate enough to enjoy another great meal at Ipsos and that probably comes as no surprise. But what did, was the number of people in attendance! Dining early, I booked a 6pm seating and the restaurant was a full “COVID capacity”, and also three tables outside even though it was one … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

As Melbourne “locks down” for another six weeks, Lorne continues to be so unseasonably busy. With school holidays drawing to an end, except for those in lockdown areas where they have been extended for another week, it will be interesting to see what the following weeks deliver on many different fronts. Yesterday our local police had positioned themselves near the … Continue Reading »