Our Backyard

LORNE – HERE AND THERE

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 governance model that is created to drive the process is critical to the delivery of outcomes and desires to the Lorne community.

It is emerging that the proposed model will incorporate two projects running in parallel. A community planning project would utilise the Stribling Reserve Master Plan governance model – with a Lorne Community representative being the Project Control Group.

This will be one of the most critical pieces of Municipal driven work of the past twenty years in assisting the local community to achieve their Aspirations – stay tuned!

LORNE – MARKET ROUND UP

A big week on the Lorne market with the completion of three residential transactions in excess of $1,000,000. After a short time on the market all three properties were sold very close to their asking price all ALL of the buyers whom have been in the market for quite some time.

The homes at 19 Alsop Street, 25 Toorak Terrace and 8 Heath Street all offered something a little different and attracted buyers with different needs and desires, but it was the sale at Heath Street that had our entire office talking.

The successful purchasers were a family of three generations with Lorne deep in their veins. The family intend to make Lorne an even bigger part of their life as the charming mud brick residence will have them forge an even stronger association with our great town!

OPEN HOUSES THIS WEEK

Saturday 20th October

12:00 – 12:30pm  10/3-9 Armytage Street, Lorne

12:00 – 12:30pm  5 Aurel Road, Deans Marsh

LORNE – A LITTLE SECRET

Last week I shared with you the pending release and recommendations of the Great Ocean Road Taskforce and of the 27 recommendations that were made the biggest game changer was the recommendation to have a single government body that deals with all planning issues for the Great Ocean Road.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work”.

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