Our Backyard Anglesea & Torquay

We are very fortunate to have incredible relationships with local trades as we rely on their services for our holiday and permanent properties, also sale properties either pre or post selling. We feel like these contractors are another arm of our business & team, as we trust the work they do. More often than not, they drop everything for us and turn things around quickly to accommodate our property owners, tenants and guests.

One of those trades is Craig Leeman who is affectionately known as ‘Jacko’ and runs his business ‘Thank God I’m Here’. Jacko is an extraordinary operator, easy to deal with, always jovial and very much an integral part of our community. If you are a local you would have seen him on the front of the Surf Coast Times a couple of weeks ago, a tribute to his contribution to the Anglesea Football Club. Jacko has been playing for the club for more than four decades, kicking off his footy career from the age of 9! Since then he has played more than 500 games for the club and been part of multiple premiership winning sides. He has also played alongside his 3 sons, which is a very special and of course he considers so many fellow players close friends and family.  Its people like Jacko that make communities warm and close and this week, we really want to say a big thank you to him for all that he does on so many levels. Personally I don’t think he will be hanging up the boots, I’m sure he can punch out another hundred games.

A major celebration is coming our way as preparations are on track for the grand celebration of the Great Ocean Roads 100th Year. The famous road is the world’s largest war memorial having been built by WW1 service men and 2019 heralds the centenary of commencement of construction.

The centrepiece of the event series is a documentary titled ‘The Story of the Road’, which will show how the road came to be – detailing its construction by World War I returned servicemen and their lives as they built the now 243 kilometre road, joining the isolated towns lining the western Victorian coastline.

Launched as part of an event series which include gala screenings and pop-up cinemas housed in shipping containers across the region, showing short films specific to each location. Finally, an integrated QR trail combines augmented reality, film and art to tell the story of the road through various beacons and newly designed circular seating installations dotted along the route.

Lock in September 18, 6:30pm at the Lorne Theatre and to secure your ticket go to www.visitgreatoceanroad.org.au

Last week saw another strong week in the Melbourne market with clearance rates and we have spoken with many new and existing buyers looking at our properties. Bring on Spring I say!

Looking forward to seeing you at the open for inspections or private appointments. Have a sunny weekend.


Kellie Saddington

Ph: 0488 980 994

kellie@greatoceanroadrealestate.com.au http://kelliesaddington.com.au/

Open For Inspections…


12 Wray Street, Anglesea 11.00 – 11.30

8 Sparrow Ave, Anglesea 12.00 – 12.30

5/4 Noble Street, Anglesea 12.00 – 12.30 

210 Great Ocean Road, Anglesea 1.00 – 1.30

10 Third Ave, Anglesea 2.00 – 2.30

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