Our Backyard – Anglesea

Welcome to Anglesea 

One of the many things I love about Anglesea is that we have supported banning the plastic bag. It became a hot topic this week, as it was reported that Australia is the second largest producer of rubbish in the world per person, just behind America – how scary is that!

We each send almost 700 kilos of waste to landfill every year, its estimated Australians use between four and six billion plastic bags annually. We use more than 10 million plastic bags, every day and it’s estimated that 80 million plastic bags end up in Australia’s litter stream.

Living by the ocean it’s never been more important to think about the marine environment that choke or starve because they have a gutful of non-nutritious material. Can you envisage  the rip curl surfing competition or swimming at Point Roadknight and the water being filled with plastic bags – imagine how this would impact the very thing we love to do when we relax (not to mention the property market). I’ve been in exotic waters in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and having this very experience, it was soul destroying.

This situation also makes me think about recycling in general – I have heard so many stories of local councils sending a recycling truck to pick up our yellow bin and then a general rubbish collection and then putting it all into landfill – so what’s the point and why is this happening. I was horrified to hear that places like Byron Bay or the Mornington peninsula apparently do this too. I’m unsure where the Surf Coast sits in this space, however I’m keen to investigate further.

As we head into ANZAC day, I always think about our divine country and the sacrifices that have been made and currently being made to protect us and our land. There continues to be so much unrest internationally, even this morning with more news from Paris, so we have to make any changes we can to save the planet and embrace this beautiful environment.  Please come into our office and pick up a user friendly bag when you’re heading to the shops – this one little act can make a big difference to our coastline and our country. Plus you get to see an office full of amazing humans and that’s going to pop a smile on your face J

The Centenary of ANZAC 2014 to 2018 is a national commemoration that marks 100 years since

Involvement in the First World War.


ANZAC Day services, Tuesday 25 April, in the Surf Coast Shire this year include:


March sets off at 9.30am from corner Great Ocean Road and Noble streets. Concludes at the RSL, 30 Murray Street. Immediately followed by ANZAC Day service.


Dawn service at Point Danger at 5.45am. Followed by Gunfire Breakfast from 7am. A free park and ride service is available. Park at Spring Creek Reserve from 5am to 6am and catch the bus directly to the service at Point Danger, returning to Spring Creek Reserve from 7am.


Have a beautiful weekend, peace and love from the Anglesea team.




Kellie Saddington

Branch Manager

Ph: 0488 980 994 or kellie@greatoceanroadrealestate.com.au










Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April

37A McMillan Street 12:00-12:30


4 Valda Street – Excellent land size of approx. 851 sqm.  (please note: inspections have been cancelled for the weekend)


Things are quietening down around town and everyone is going back to work & school, but if your looking for a quick weekend getaway, be sure to visit our our website www.greatoceanroadholidays.com.au for a list of all of our holiday properties!

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