Our Backyard – Anglesea



Welcome to Anglesea!


Weighing up the costs of building a new home or renovating?

We often get asked about available land for a new home build in Anglesea. There are very few blocks in the area and certainly very few that are ‘easy or have limited restrictions’ for your dream home to materialise.

Our first piece of advice is always to go to the surf coast shire council and understand the requirements for going through this process. There are clear guidelines to take into consideration for the actual building envelope, once setbacks from front, side boundaries and height restrictions are factored in.

There are 3 different zones in Anglesea that have minimum block sizes that can be built on, they are:

  • Area A – 800 sqm
  • Area B – 550 sqm
  • Area C – 400 sqm

See below link for further information and map of Anglesea with the marked out areas


Land / Block sizes are also important because in Anglesea there are also restrictions on how much of the land you can build on – this is referred to as ‘Site Coverage’. See below link with the specifics on the breakdown based on 30-40% of the block which includes hard surfaces, driveways, decking etc


Also more information



In a lot of cases working with an existing property and undertaking renovations can actually give you more house than knocking down and starting again. Therefore the questions may not be about the costs of building but will a renovation be more beneficial in the long run with appeal and overall property value.

The Melbourne market is so very different to the coast, with some suburbs treating subdivisions on a case by case basis with no minimal block size applicable. Other areas have tightened up due to over development and the potential for ‘decreasing’ value of neighbouring properties.  Stonnington and Boroondara (Camberwell, Toorak, Brighton zoning).

As agents we do our best to provide as much local knowledge as possible to assist with your buying & selling situations. The vendor statement (sec 32) for any property provides important information pertaining to the property, so read it carefully and have an expert look over it for you – solicitor / conveyancer. The next important ‘due diligence’ step is to visit your local council to better understand the area.

Anglesea is a special place and restrictions are in place to protect & preserve it, so we can only support anything that does that!

Look forward to seeing you over the weekend at the open for inspections or any property by private appointment.



Kellie Saddington

Branch Manger



335 ELKINGTON ROAD, BELLBRAE – private sale $1,050,000

This is a special and rare, large parcel of land. If you have ever wanted to have space and your own piece of undulated, picturesque bush, with the convenience of being 5 minutes to Anglesea, Torquay and the best surf beaches –then this property is for you! Approx 10 Acres, recently renovated 3 BR house, large rammed earth lock up garage & storage plus a separate cottage…. Please contact Kellie to organise a private inspection




7 Fairway Drive 12:00pm-12:30pm


7 Fairway Drive 12:00pm-12:30pm
176 Great Ocean Road 1:00pm-1:30pm

For a list of our current sales properties please visit our website https://www.realestateanglesea.com.au/sales-list/


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Kellie Saddington                 Ian Lewtas
0488 980 994                        0419 511 428

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