Our Backyard – Anglesea and Torquay

It’s all Positive news on Negative Gearing! As it turns out Australians very much have demonstrated a vested interest in the property market and in my opinion 2 of the biggest policies from a government perspective are ‘negative gearing’ and ‘franking credits’. These unchanged policies secured the existing government the election as it directly impacted the majority of voters.

Every realestate agent across the country was somewhat relieved that this will see the property market stabilising or better still, generating more sales now that buyers can confidently move forward. Most properties along the coast are established and have been for a long time, so we are certainly situated an area that is not ‘new build’ and attracts buyers wanting to secure existing homes.

Big news in Anglesea this week are the proposed plans being presented to the community by Alcoa for the old Anglesea mine site. The Eden project, a UK based educational and environmental charity and social enterprise, has developed a concept for a world class eco-tourism attraction within the former mine site.  The creator of one of the world’s largest indoor rainforests is set to build a $150 million eco-tourism attraction and will be seeking community feedback about its proposed rehabilitation of the 325-hectare Anglesea site and plans to draw thousands of visitors to the area.

It is partnering with the people who built Britain’s top eco-attraction The Eden Project, which transformed a disused quarry in Cornwall into a field of giant plastic domes that house tropical rainforests.

I will be attending the information session on Monday 27th May 2-4pm so will be very interested to know more. If you can’t make this session yourself, there will be another one taking place on Saturday 1st June 11.30am – 2pm and both sessions are at the Anglesea Memorial Hall.

See below links to find out more. For now I will reserve my opinion and feedback until after the information session, however from first glance and looking into what has been achieved in the UK, it’s certainly impressive and could be an incredible asset for Anglesea and the coast.



Whilst we are talking environmental projects, I was interested to see an incredible building material that is a game changer for bush fire prone areas.  Hempcrete or Hemplime is bio-composite material, a mixture of hemp hurds and lime used as a material for construction and insulation. It is marketed under names like Hempcrete, Canobiote, Canosmose, and Isochanvre.

Tradical Hempcrete, which is available through The Hemp Building Company, attracts the highest bushfire rating of BAL-40. It is the only product that has completed fire testing certified by CodeMark Australia.

It’s wonderful to see regional Victoria using these materials in new builds that not only look great but also have incredible insulation, energy efficiency whilst also offering a fantastic level of protection. For more information see below links. The abc are also featuring a story on Sunday so worth taking a look.





98 Harvey Street, Anglesea

Have a lovely weekend! We look forward to seeing you at the open for inspections or private appointments.







Kellie Saddington

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