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What a wild week of weather here on the coast over the previous days. With wind at speeds in excess of 50 km’s per hour on Tuesday and a large ocean swell hitting the shorelines, the only big winners over the week have been the local board riders, and there are plenty of them.

Call them keen, call them crazy, but the numbers in the ocean have … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

These winter school holidays have defied the trends of past years with great numbers enjoying Lorne and the coast. The flow of international visitors has continued, and winter holiday makers using Lorne as their base for a multitude of activities whether it be passive or adventurous, we are lucky to have it all.

Members of my family experienced the brilliant Live Wire Park and its entire diverse … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I’m sure there are many that are interested to continue to follow the progress of the Point Grey Precinct and following the recent announcement of the competition winning architects and project manager. The Great Ocean Road Coast Committee (GORCC) in its ongoing design consultation process is hosting a series of open homes, online surveys and listening posts both in Lorne (on two occasions) and Melbourne through … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

The diversity and offering of our coast is so different from town to town along the entire Great Ocean Road corridor and constantly we will experience multiple sales in one of our four office locations, while other locations can be quiet. The past seven days is a great example of that, where our Apollo Bay office completed three contracted deals in the price ranges of $536,000 … Continue Reading »

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It is great to see the civil works at the Oceania Development on the corner of Smith & Armytage Street nearing the final stages in preparation for the building construction to commence. With only three remaining residences of fifteen available in the project, it is shaping as one of Lorne’s most exciting. The 240 sqm residences over multiple levels have attracted unprecedented buyer interest at full … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

It can’t go without saying that the Lorne Football and Netball Club has been kicking goals on and off the field. The club has six netball teams, four football teams and a core group of volunteers that are the heart and soul of what this proud club continues to deliver. One of the real success stories over recent years has been the continuing growth and attendance … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

During the week just passed we had members of the Consumer Affairs Victoria compliance team run an information session here in Lorne at the Community House. The presentation was on the legal changes that are being enforced around price quoting, the statement of information and other legislation affecting the sale process.

In over thirty years of real estate practice it’s the first time that Consumer Affairs have … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

I was recently exposed to a snap shot of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2018 that revealed some fascinating data about this years event that I wanted to share. Over the two week period 60,000 people visited the display of which 66% were female and 34% male. The event attracted more of the older age groups, 40% of visitors being 65+, 30% 55-64 years and 13% 45 … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

We were exposed to some interesting data during the week on the make-up of our town and the breakdown of the rateable properties within town. Interesting that there are 2,389 rated residential properties in Lorne of which only 97 of these are vacant allotments. Furthermore, there are 184 commercial/industrial rated properties, 4 farm rated and 88 non-rateable.

Of the 2016 rated residential properties 1,489 are dwellings and … Continue Reading »

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LORNE – HERE AND THERE

No local football or netball this weekend as the elite represent the Dolphins at various interleague commitments. But a great weekend to be in town with the Great Ocean Road Running Festival taking place. From running events and yoga sessions, to a kite festival or a movie as well as live music, be sure to make the most of this action packed weekend in Lorne. More … Continue Reading »