New Victoria restrictions

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Supafreak started the topic in Sunday, 2 Aug 2020 at 3:15pm

Just watched the press release from Dan Andrews and I really feel for how victorians are going to once again pay for others stupidity. Not sure how they are going to police the 1 hour exercise policy but a trip down the coast for a surf could be costly. I understand these new restrictions are mainly Melbourne suburbs and I’m very grateful for where I live NSW Qld border. When we were in shutdown there was no time limit for our exercise thank god as a 3 hour surf kept me sane after losing my job.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 12:54pm

What’s the local style in Japan ? Are they down with the shaved look ?

I’ve seen a bit of the toilet-seat look amongst some older Jap crew I surf with sometimes. It makes them look way older.

Check this sneaky shit :

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:33pm

Or gentlemen perhaps try the 'SoHawk' which is a sideways Mohawk. This will be both stylish and will discount any hair loss from the forehead or the back at the top.

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:37pm

So we've got foreign student trials, now foreign workers (cough tourists) thru NZ approved?
Can they get into Vic? Maybe that's the saving grace of being the pariah state.

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Vic Local commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:43pm

"How is it highly likely I’ll be a burden on the taxpayer ?"
Firstly blowin. International flights are a fucking mess. Theres no guarantee your ticket is good for a seat, so what then. Show up to an embassy wanting assistance? There's also 30,000 Australians trying to get back into Australia but there are limited flights and limited places in quarantine.
But you want to go on holidays and return on the date of your choosing. If you take a quarantine place at a hotel, that just another Aussie still stuck overseas requiring assistance from embassies.
You're a queue jumper mate, and don't people like you hate others who jump queues at international borders.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:51pm

This was a pretty good article:

https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/what-happens-to-melbourne-wh...

"Critics warned that an economy built on perpetual population growth, including students from China and India, would eventually be found out, like a Ponzi scheme. Nobody tipped the test would come in the form of a weird, worldwide virus."

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:51pm

Give it a rest VL your desire to keep on flogging a dead horse is tiring, go and have a surf ya bastard

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GuySmiley commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 1:52pm

^^^

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 2:18pm

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velocityjohnno commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:17pm

Oh yeah, just 2 cases in Vic today, that's more like it.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:20pm

Maybe Dan will let you out of the kennel for 2.5 hours tomorrow ?

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Vic Local commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:24pm

"Oh yeah, just 2 cases in Vic today, that's more like it."
This is what happens when leaders rely on science to make policies, and the vast majority of people do the right thing. Let's hope that when restrictions ease it doesn't become a free for all and the vast majority of Victorians don't get complacent and still listen to the experts.

"angry online, smiley in the brine"

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truebluebasher commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:27pm

Qldurrz say buck up Cuz...we bring Good News to cheer up our Vic rellies...

"World's most Boring Cities"...c'mon Melbourne...you got this!
Yep! These cities become so boring they now qualifies for a Wiki Title ...
Stand still long enough & Wiki will take note!
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_pandemic_lockdowns

*Covid Lockdowns

Columbia - 6 March >
California - 9 March >
Saudi Arabia - 9 March >
Qatar - 11 March >
Manila - 15 March >
California - 19 March >
Clark County (Nevada) - 20 March >
Buenos Aires - 20 March >
Lybia - 22 March >
Costa Rica - 23 March >
Oregon - 24 March >
Wisconsin - 24 March >
Montenegro - 24 March >
Guernsey - 25 March >
Melbourne - 16 March - 11 May (Dobberz XL Smoko) 8 July >

Dobber'z Smoko cost Vic the "Watchin' the Paint Dry" Plaque
tbb is a Lockdown Pro of 16 months & will bore Vic to death for a Top Ten Finish.

PS: There is Premier League
(Most Strictest Police State Lockdown)
Sportsbet have Vic filling all Top Ten positions on the Table!

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Stok commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:28pm

Interesting stuff VJ.

Can only wait to see what the future holds. My family and I were always planning an escape from the city to the coast at some point in the future. Covid has made this more possible with the new remote work reality.

But, I'm becoming not so sure about the regions (within say 1-2 hours from Melb). They may very well be incapable of responding to the surge in population in a way which benefits livability. Or...they may respond really well.

Melbourne may and likely will lose a lot of what's made it great, but a quieter city may not entirely be a bad thing (cost of living, traffic, over crowding etc. will improve).

I becoming less sure about jumping now and taking a risk on either option, and am kind of planning to stay put for now.

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Bnkref commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:30pm

What spot(s) do / did you have in mind Stok?

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:53pm

Victoria- State on the move

How true that’s going to be. Brace yourselves for Mexit *.

*Mexicans exiting their shitful state. OK ...I don’t really think it’s shitful . Just a playful little rivalry I like to indulge in.

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Dx3 commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 3:52pm

Stok I am convinced we are the same person. Am also eyeing off a move coastal with the fam but a little gun shy so maybe I'll let the dust settle for a few months as mortgage holidays end, fed government assistance rolls back and the true picture of how cooked our economy is comes a little clearer. There's also fuck-all out there for sale compared to the average market (I'm renting in a place we like so no massive rush).

Also unsure on where to go. I've crossed Torquay off the list as it's got great surf on the doorstep but it ain't just about me with this move, also reckon there's not much bang for buck there now plus livability queries as the population continues to surge. Don't think I'd do Geelong either. Considering MP way more and more, whether further down or just as far at Mt Martha/Eliza. Nice spots for a family and still close enough to town.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:01pm

What about this kind of deal ?

https://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-19+irene+crescent+eden/list-1

Places down there aren’t lasting long. There’s been a flurry of $350K places getting snapped up quick smart.

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Stok commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:05pm

Bnkref, pretty much anywhere coastal within 2 hours of the city. My work will always be tied to cities so I can't escape into the abyss completely. Had places like Barwon Heads, Anglesea, San Remo and The Island as potentials and were checking out places.

Blowin - I think the Mexit already happened, back in July when borders were closing. Can see that once things get under control here there'll be a pretty good sense of security among the community and Australia as a whole. Whilst I haven't completely agreed with how things were handled here, I know a lot of people wanted strict lockdowns and in some ways showing an ability to beat the second wave will be positive thing. It'll be interesting if another state/city gets slammed, to see how they fair compared to what's been happening here over the last few months.

Dx3 - lol. Maybe we are??? Am I losing it during lockdown and have created an alter ego!? Yeah agree that side of the bay is great too. We just hadn't had our heart set on any particular coast - then Covid happened.

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megzee commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:02pm

Geez Blowin.......you know Vic Local is going to follow the hook......and sinker.....
I am sure your indulgence will be rewarded..

As for 30,000 Aussies "stuck" overseas, I reckon this is a main stream media hype figure, as 4 months ago they claimed 19k?
You may find we are not stuck at all and we are gladly watching this shit show from afar.....

Most people don't listen with the intent to understand
They listen with the intent to reply.

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megzee commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:03pm

Swallow.....not follow....Typo...

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They listen with the intent to reply.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:07pm

Give the cold a miss. Save some dollars . Start a new , better life. Fly back to Melbourne when you need a break from fresh fruit , veggies and fish , empty waves , pleasant sunshine and warm water .

https://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-3+nineteenth+avenue+stuarts+point/l...

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Bnkref commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:14pm

All good options there Stok. Pros and cons with each of course.

I've often thought about a move to the coast but I'm city based for work (for now at least) and my wife wouldn't be happy living on the coast unfortunately (for family reasons mainly).

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Bnkref commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:15pm

Looks like a nice part of the world there, Blowin

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Stok commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:35pm

Sure Blowin - would love to live there, but doubt I could maintain my current work. Wife would probably hate it too.

For better or worse I think I'm destined to be a city person. Can't imagine being more than an hour or so from one. It's a curse really.

Also - Melb life is/was actually pretty good. To me human connections is one of the things which makes life great and the mixtures of people you meet and interact with here is pretty special. Cold isn't too bad, the change in season is great and there's plenty of uncrowded waves.

But yeah, can't deny it would be pretty epic living there as a surfer.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:38pm

I don’t live there Bnkref but I did have a great time yesterday cruising around that river in a tinny. Cleaned up on the whiting on the sandbar straight opposite the house in the picture. Pumped nippers where I stood on the exposed sand then cast them a few metres to those voracious and tasty little buggers.

It’s call Stupid Point if you’re feeling mean and it’s the cheapest coastal real estate in NSW. It’ll be as expensive as everywhere else one day , overlooked completely till recently when it’s starting to move up in price.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:48pm

Maybe you’d like to live amongst the forest and rivers of Breath country ?

https://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-54+mcpherdon+drive+nornslup/list-1

Might even be a few waves around.....

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Dx3 commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:45pm

Yeh as much as you see the sunny winter days up north and wonder what could be, I love the seasons of Melbourne, makes you appreciate the great days more. Nothing better than a Melbourne autumn IMO. Not sure how I'd go with the humidity & heat of summer for Syd/Qld. Thankfully my wife is keen to go coastal too within 1/1.5 hrs so at some stage the move will come I reckon.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 4:49pm

Or towards the other end of the spectrum, you can have a knock-down job for $1.5m+.
Good spot but.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:09pm

Where Andy ?

Lennox- Ballina ?

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udo commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:20pm

East Ballina.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:21pm

Udo's all over it.

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udo commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:43pm

Def be gone before Auction that one
R3 Zoning.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:43pm

It's just up the road from me, it's an absolute screamer.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:44pm

$1,500,000 is out of control

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:00pm

Yes and no.
Someone will turn up, put 5 townhouses on it and if they have their shit together will walk away with a million in the hand.
Easy money if you don't mind going through the process (and of course have the money to begin with).

Yeah but it's (the whole Australian market) totally fucked. Economic cleansing.

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udo commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:52pm

Covid market will likely push that well over 2mill

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:55pm

Brings a tear to the eye.

I keep telling myself that Casino's not so bad.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:55pm

Yep.

My gal is from England but wants to go more remote than me.

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freeride76 commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:55pm

Yep.

My gal is from England but wants to go more remote than me.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 5:58pm

Remote meaning inland?

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stunet commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:00pm

Real estate agents down my way are as popular as boy bands right now. Getting cold called on the reg as the city exodus ramps up. Few people we know have, or are about to, take the good money and run.

Didn't seem that long ago the suburb first cracked a mill, now there are places for $4.5 million on the market.

Crazy times...

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freeride76 commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:01pm

Anywhere anyway from this relentless gentrification.

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zenagain commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:06pm

If I come back home this is the area I plan to be. Probs around the upper limit of my budget but doable.

I like the look of this place. I could see myself quite content here.

https://www.domain.com.au/631-rowlands-creek-road-uki-nsw-2484-2016399239

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:08pm

Short of an economic collapse, surely anywhere on/near the coast that isn't
a) freezing cold
b) desert
c) steaming tropical

must be just about done, and is going to continue going in that direction.

c) precludes waves anyway.

What are the options?
Rent near the coast, buy where you can afford and hope that something changes down the track?

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:10pm

The house around the corner sat amongst others we thought were not worth $650K then the owners did a decent reno on it and it sold for over $2.5M. Some one from somewhere who obviously does not give a fuck that they’ve just been bent over . It’s probably a bargain where they were from.

It seems absolutely crazy. But , like Freeride says , this kind of sale just sends the reno gentrifiers and their flipping mentality into orgasm.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:12pm

Stunning Zen but for the average guy it's still not cheap and it's a hike to the beaches, which don't have great waves anyway.

Edit: That actually freaks me out a bit Zen, it's basically 3/4 of a million for an upmarket shed. Absolutely lovely but it looks like it's a nice shed.

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Blowin commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:15pm

Andy - sick waves / fishing / diving

https://www.realestate.com.au/buy/in-13+waitzia+way+kalbarri/list-1

Zen....was very nice indeed.

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zenagain commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:17pm

Blank canvas Andy.

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AndyM commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:23pm

If that's your blank canvas Zen you're doing a lot better than me financially.

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tiger commented Friday, 16 Oct 2020 at 6:28pm

Don't listen to Blowin. I reckon the fishings over rated, doesn't get any swell from the south, and the beaches around there never have decent banks. Not to mention the weirdo eclectic locals. Far from anywhere, should be on no one's list.