Our Backyard – Lorne


The grand opening of the Lorne Festival of Performing Arts was last night, and with other team members, I attended the gala opening. In front of a hundred odd people multiple performers from across the festival gave us a taste of what was in store for the exciting weekend. Tonight at the Lorne Country Club, being catered by The Peak restaurant, there is dinner and show under the title of “Faulty Towers” which is a sell out and a great example of the community getting behind the festival. Make sure you visit the festival site www.fopa.com.au for a full event program and opportunity for last-minute ticket purchases through the weekend.

Now that the AFL Grand Final has been played and won by the mighty Tigers, traffic to the coast has certainly been on the up the over past week and school holidays and good weather reinforce that summer is just around the corner. It’s a great time to be in Lorne over the coming months, with lessor crowd numbers than through the busy Christmas period – so come on down.


The reported gradual pick up of the Melbourne / Geelong property market appears to be rippling down the coast, as buyer confidence is on the rise when previously judged for the past 9 months. With a number of negotiations underway and contracting, it’s fair to say that buyers certainly have a lot more spring in their step this October than through January, February and March earlier this year. That wouldn’t be hard given the January 2019 sales numbers were the lowest in history of our company. Although we’re not getting too carried away, we are forecasting a stronger selling season than last year, albeit with pressure on stock numbers and prices, as demand remains constant, it’s great to be able to report that the early indicators continue to be promising – Fingers crossed!


The news is out! Last week I shared how Marks restaurant had traded for the very last time and this week I can report that the new operator is set to continue the family tradition that has delivered a first-class dining experience to our coast. Alex Talimanidis is busily working behind the “white paper” to open in November.


“The best way to predict your future is to create it”.

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