Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

If you ask anyone, the biggest fear of going into the ocean, is the chance you might run into a shark! Can you imagine seeing one twice the size of a Great White (9m long)!!!! Two years ago local teacher and citizen scientist Philip Mullaly uncovered a set of 7cm teeth from the massive Great Jagged Narrow-Toothed Shark, the first fossil, evidence of its kind found in Australia and one of only three in the world.  The shark would have been roaming in our sea around 25 million years ago and apparently munched on small whales. The teeth were discovered in a boulder at Jan Juc Beach, the boulder also contained teeth of several sixgill shark species, which Museums Victoria paleontologists believe is evidence the smaller sharks feasted on the giant after its death. The discovery of these teeth is significant being the very first set to ever be discovered in Australia! The Mega Shark Fossil Find, featuring 45 fossil shark teeth and a state-of-the-art life-size 8m-long digital animation, goes on display at Melbourne Museum this week as part of National Science Week.

I would like to feature staff member Eliza Hawkins – Holiday Accommodation Consultant! Eliza joined the team this year after completing year 12 and is a third generation Anglesea resident, her knowledge and passion of the coast is extensive after growing up and embracing the community her entire life. The Hawkins family history is full of lovely stories of parents and grandparents being intrinsically imbedded into the town. Eliza’s grandfather is a life member of the Anglesea Kangaroos Football Club, he is quite a legend on the coast playing an awe-inspiring 1500 games over several teams and incredibly still played up until the age of 70! Eliza’s father also played for the club, however ‘Darren Hawkins’ is better known for building houses in Anglesea, working as a reputable carpenter. Eliza’s parents actually built their own home in Anglesea, so it seemed property was a perfect fit for Eliza. What Eliza loved most about her education locally was the many outdoor adventures, camping and opportunity to relish the beauty and nature on our doorstep! Eliza handles guest enquiries, assisting and offering advice to ensure clientele have a super relaxing and memorable holiday experience whilst in Anglesea. Eliza knows everything there is to know about the area and also has excellent relationships with local trades ensuring every element of our portfolio of ‘beach houses’ are taken care of. When Eliza is not working, she is playing local netball and has been for the last 8 years, she also loves travelling and walking her dog Indi on the array of spectacular beaches of offer.

With interest rates on hold, there is again talk of the current rate holding firm for another 12 months, which will instil some confidence back into the property market. With spring fast approaching, the momentum will gain and we get back to business listing and selling! Buyers can crawl out of winter and back into thinking about buying now with the view of being in their beach house for summer. For investors, this is also a perfect opportunity to capitalise on our upcoming coastal peak season on the holiday side or as demonstrated over recent weeks, all our permanent properties now fully leased. If you are looking for a brand new home to buy either for yourself or through your superannuation fund, 49 Grinders Avenue, Torquay will tick all your boxes!


Have a wonderful weekend, look forward to seeing you at the open for inspections and private appointments.







Kellie Saddington

Branch Manager


Open For Inspections 

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th August 2018

49 Grinders Ave, Torquay Sat & Sun 11.30 – 12.00

48 Fairway Drive, Anglesea Sat 12.00 – 12.30

46- 48 Eigth Avenue, Anlgesea – By Appointment

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