Our Backyard


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 the Point Grey announcement, the Stribling Reserve funding windfall or the new surface of the Lorne Bowling Green, her commitments to Lorne have been huge. Our new incumbent Libby Coker, who is an Aireys Inlet resident, has very big shoes to fill and we wish her well. For Sarah, who knows what may be next, but I hope she is not lost to politics as she is such a hard worker for the wider community and folk of Lorne cannot thank her enough. Let’s see what the next chapter will deliver.

Last weeks Great Ocean Road Running Festival attracted in excess of 7,000 participants throughout the weekend under breathless and cloudless skies and was the perfect showcase for our region. Our own Karen Stribling carried our company colours and did us all proud, and completed another fine achievement – good work Kaz!


In speaking with a cross section of real estate personnel over the past week, it appears clear that at very least the confirmation of political direction has released the shackles of indecision and plummeting confidence. In speaking with a real estate photographer, I learnt that he has commissioned more work in the days since the election, than he did in the month before. In our office this week we have been negotiating on two deals, both with multiple buyers on each and I look forward to sharing the outcomes once the “expiry clauses” have been met.

In electoral terms “far too early to call yet”, but those whom have been regular readers of this column will know that we have always been of the view that confidence can return to our leisure market just as quickly as it turned off in the first days of 2019.


Saturday 25th May

12 – 12:30  3/11 Staughton Avenue, Lorne


For those who will be in Lorne this weekend and thinking of heading to the local football as per the draw, at the Stribling Reserve – don’t. The game has been transferred from Lorne to Irrewarra Beeac as a result of the ongoing works on the footings and foundations for the new lights at Stribling Reserve.


“If you have to tell people who you are! You aren’t!”


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