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June 21, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Erskine River Swing Bridge

It is impossible to enter or leave Lorne without seeing and admiring the graceful swing bridge that links the Erskine River point and surf...

June 21, 2024

Remote monitoring could help improve regional healthcare

By Elizabeth Habermann Data-driven healthcare could revolutionise medical care for regional Australians thanks to an innovative new service, ObservaCare, made possible...

June 20, 2024

Stamp duty changes for commercial property

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Rarely have we seen so much government meddling with the taxation and property systems. With each change, it seems...

June 20, 2024

Crime Stoppers search for suspects in Geelong

CRIME Stoppers Victoria is urging the community to come forward with any information on nine wanted persons in the Geelong region. Scott Johnson, Leanne Pearce,...

June 14, 2024

Committee for Lorne: New Study: “Curious kids do best at school”

"One fine morning in the middle of the Precession of the Equinoxes, this satiable Elephant's Child asked a new fine question that he had...

June 14, 2024

Winter in Geelong – what’s not to like?

WITH CAM O'KEEFE I love winter. It's the one season we can basically bank on here in Geelong that we know will deliver on its...

June 14, 2024

Eight questions to ask your broker before getting a mortgage

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO FROM UFINANCIAL If you’re in the market for a new home, or looking to refinance, finding the best product...

June 7, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Lorne in Black and White

I have often wondered why Lorne chose black and white as the town's sporting colours—at least for the football, netball, and surf clubs—and why...

June 7, 2024

Green shoots set for spring growth

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON  Over recent years investor sentiment toward the Victorian property market has been soured. Increased taxation, decreased demand, rising...

May 31, 2024

Why property remains the most secure investment for the next decade

In the current investment landscape, property stands out as the most secure option for the next ten years. Amid low supply and rapidly rising...

May 31, 2024

Start lighting those fires

WITH CAM O'KEEFE That's if you haven't already. I mean, when it starts getting dark at 5pm and the day's top temp reaches a max...

May 31, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Bikini Ban

In July 2023, a news report, "Australians warned over fines for bikini habit during Europe holidays" appeared in the Nine News...

May 24, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Unsung, perhaps … but not un-noticed

As the sun's arc slowly narrows towards the northern horizon and the shadows of its daily zenith lengthen at the approaching winter solstice, Lorne...

May 24, 2024

Property is a game of patience

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON Property is a game of patience, and a little perspective helps. It's becoming quite clear what suburbs and townships...

May 24, 2024

Adapting to change

WITH SCOTT WATTERS FROM LIFECHANGE FOUNDATION Change is an inevitable part of life. Whether it's a major transition in your life, a career shift, or...

May 17, 2024

Finger lickin’ good

WITH CAM O'KEEFE With most of us continuing to feel the economic pinch in some respect, many serial restaurant diners are swapping the eat-out options...

May 17, 2024

Committee for Lorne: First an Aurora — then an Otway Doona

How endlessly unique is this small pocket of the world? On consecutive nights late last November, we were greeted by two very different night skies....

May 17, 2024

Investment Bonds gain traction as secure financial vehicles in Australia

WITH LEIGH DELEDIO & DANIEL WALSH FROM UFINANCIAL In the dynamic landscape of Australian finance, investment bonds are emerging as a compelling option for investors...

May 10, 2024

Share your budget feedback

THE greatest task councillors undertake each year is putting together the council budget. There is a considerable amount of work that goes into this from...

May 10, 2024

Committee for Lorne: Lorne and District Mens Shed Avalon Precinct Visit

I'm sure most of us have driven past the Avalon precinct and thought to ourselves what happens there?  There are the big hangar sheds,...

May 10, 2024

The rules of the rental market

WITH GARETH KENT, DIRECTOR PRESTON ROWE PATERSON This week I have been doing some research around what’s happening with the rental market in Geelong and...

May 6, 2024

Hot pies, cold drinks and… Rendang beef curry with a side of Gai Lan?!

WITH CAM O'KEEFE Unless you've been located under a rock these past few months, any local footy and foodie fans can tell you the opening...

May 3, 2024

Committee for Lorne: The Doomed Diva of Stribling Reserve

While eucalyptus cankers are common throughout our bush gums … just look up, and you will spot them, both large and small … I...

May 3, 2024

Building wealth in your 20s, 30s and 40s

WITH DANIEL WALSH AND LEIGH DELEDIO from UFINANCIAL Irrespective of age, the pursuit of wealth-building and the developing of good savings habits is important. Each...