OUR BACKYARD- APOLLO BAY
OUR BACKYARD- APOLLO BAY

APOLLO BAY- HERE & THERE

If you have had the pleasure of visiting the Bay over the past couple of weeks you would have noticed it is a hive of activity with a number of exciting projects and developments under way around town.

The construction of a further groin and walking path along the Great Ocean Road is well under way, along with the construction of the new Preschool Centre at the Apollo Bay P-12 College (as part of the Kinder On School Sites initiative) which is looking fabulous, with the buildings now in place and extensive landscaping already taking shape. Preparations for the rebuild of the Apollo Bay Hardware site have been announced with plans to begin the rebuild in January, after the building was heavily destroyed by fire earlier this year.

Concept plans have also recently been released for the redevelopment of the Apollo Bay Harbour. Council, in partnership with the community and State Government, are undertaking planning for the redevelopment and revitalisation of the Apollo Bay Harbour.

Colac Otway Shire Council approved the Apollo Bay Harbour Development Plan on 16 December 2020.  The Development Plan was the result of years of community engagement and input and paves the way for the $12-million City Deal funded project to proceed and transform the town’s iconic working harbour precinct.

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GRAND PLANS: A concept design for an early stage of Apollo Bay Harbour’s redevelopment, including a waterfront promenade and boardwalk and extended deck at the Fishermen’s Co-Op.  Image: Colac Herald

 

APOLLO BAY- MARKET ROUND UP

Following a shortage of vacant residential land over recent, the past fortnight has seen a number of new land listings come to the market along with the recent release of Milford Beach Stage 3, with great results being achieved on some of the towns most elevated residential allotments, boasting immaculate ocean & hill views, and also opportunities recently arising in the tightly held ‘Ocean Edge’ pocket of town, with vacant allotments available, situated among some of Apollo Bay’s most prestigious homes.

This week we are proud to release a number of premium properties to the market; the spectacular 535 Great Ocean Road Apollo Bay, a rare oceanside offering with direct frontage and beach access on acreage, just minutes from town. Also a gorgeous luxury home at 2/33 Noel Street being offered to the market for the very first time, featuring 180 degree views, stunning finishes throughout and a highly sought after location.

APOLLO BAY- A LITTLE SECRET

Local wild life sanctuary ‘Wild Life Wonders’ has recently been named in the top 5 amazing destinations to visit & enjoy nature, in 2022 by National Geographic. Rated alongside safaris in Namibia, tropical wildlife spotting in Belize, and viewing the northern lights in Minnesota, this is a wonderful accomplishment for the local region and the dedicated ‘Wild Life Wonders’ team.

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Tucked away off the Great Ocean Road amid lush ancient forest and waterfalls. It’s the brainchild of Brian Massey, the landscape designer of New Zealand’s Hobbiton movie set tours. Massey, along with botanists, scientists, zoologists, and environmental specialists, has crafted a sinuous wooden path that winds through the refuge and blends seamlessly into the landscape. Visitors can set off on 75-minute guided tours of the sylvan site, wandering through thickets of eucalyptus trees and admiring the koalas, wallabies, and bandicoots that now call the sanctuary home.”

APOLLO BAY- QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“If you are positive, you’ll see opportunities instead of obstacles.”

CURRENT LISTINGS:

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Darren Brimacombe
For and on behalf of the entire Great Ocean Road Real Estate team

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