Making a tree change? Head to East Gippsland!
Property with acreage in East Gippsland has become a hot topic right now, post-bushfires and particularly now that we are seeing COVID-19 restrictions ease somewhat. Properties in the region are only on the market a short time before being purchased by buyers wanting to live the rural dream.
Covering 20,931 square kilometres, East Gippsland is the second largest municipality in Victoria. To the east it is bordered by New South Wales and to the north, the Victorian Local Government councils of Towong and Alpine. Wellington Shire Council sits immediately to the west.
East Gippsland is home to the major residential and commercial centre of Bairnsdale (est. population 14,887), which along with Lakes Entrance (est. population 4,810) and Paynesville (est. population 3,480) comprises the most concentrated settlement patterns of the shire. Outside the south-west corner of the Shire, the pattern of settlement is very dispersed as East Gippsland supports more than 40 separate communities.
What makes East Gippsland not just a good place to invest in acreage property, but also to live, raise a family or invest in a business? Hayley Hardy, Marketing Manager of East Gippsland Marketing, says, “There are lots of reasons why we live and work in East Gippsland. Here are just a few.”
Location, location, location
It could be that the region is located between 3 capital cities - Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney - and the major arterial highway runs through most of the region (the A1). Melbourne is the closest to Bairnsdale (around 3.5 hours drive). It is also only a short drive from the East Gippsland region to Mt Hotham (2.5 hours from Bairnsdale) making it easy to take some trips to the snow during winter!
The reputation that East Gippsland has as a food producer is growing, and agriculture continues to be a major employer and contributor to the viability of many of the small communities. Agriculture in East Gippsland encompasses a diverse range of activities including large scale horticulture and broad acre grazing as well as cropping and specialist and intensive farming operations.
East Gippsland is a large provider of safe and healthy food for Victorian and Australia. As at 30 June 2018, East Gippsland’s Gross Regional Product (GRP) was valued at $2.04 billion, which represents 0.5% of Victoria’s Gross State Product (GSP), with Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing making up 12.2% of that output.
Weather and soil for farming
The weather in East Gippsland can vary widely due to the size of the region, from gentle coastal wind and rains, to temperate rainforest, to snow in the Omeo region. Soils and landform in East Gippsland are also varied and can provide a wealth of opportunities.
For further information:
There are many reasons to consider East Gippsland when looking at rural property. If you want to know more about living in the region, please visit liveeastgippsland.com.au or contact Hayley Hardy at 0425 759 244. You can check out some of our favourite East Gippsland farms for sale below, too!
Author: Hayley Hardy is the Marketing Manager of East Gippsland Marketing Inc, a not-for-profit organisation located in East Gippsland that encourages people to visit, live, work and invest in the region.
The house on the prairie, pretty as a picture and surrounded by glorious green rolling hills, your only neighbours are cows, this is Orbost countryside on show. Offering a delightful home on 3.5 acres this property will be ideal for the hobby farm buyer wanting their own piece of paradise and tranquility within 5kms to Orbost town centre. The home is very comfortable, featuring 3 bedrooms, Master with garden views, ensuite, BIR’s, both the remaining 2 bedrooms have BIRs. The lounge has a large bay window that takes in garden views, you can enjoy the ambience of the freestanding wood heater and the dining room offers a reverse cycle split system which will provide heating and cooling at the touch of a button. Timber kitchen with gas cooktop, electric oven and dishwasher has ample cupboards and bench space along with a breakfast bench. There is a sunroom adjoining the kitchen, features include timber floorboards that add warmth and character to this charming country home. All windows have a delightful garden view and many look across the beautiful surrounding countryside. Outside there is a lock up garage with auto remote roller door, with power connected, chook or dog run, veggie gardens, beautiful established trees and gardens, garden shedding. The acreage is divided into 2 well fenced paddocks with water troughs for livestock. If you are in the market for a hobby farm within a short distance to Orbost township this property will impress. For further information and to arrange an inspection please contact Yvette at East Gippsland & Lakes Real Estate on 0400512659 or visit www.eglre.com.au
Property Code: 725
This unique home is designed and constructed by Melbourne Home Designers, Fasham Johnson. If you’re looking for a spacious home this home will be desirable with two living areas in the main section and an extra living room or larger Bedroom 5 privately situated within the dwelling, its perfect for those looking for zoned style living. The ceiling work over the living area is impressive with highlight windows ensuring adequate sunlight all year round. The centrepiece kitchen looks onto both loungerooms and leads to an undercover alfresco which is picturesque, surrounded by elegant trees, attracting the beautiful, colourful native birds. All main living rooms, master suite and guest room look out onto an amazing view of rolling hills. Off the master suite is a generous size ensuite and walk in robe. Plenty of storage cupboards throughout the home and a roomy laundry to cater for a large family. There is internal access from the garage to the home. In the yard, attached to the garage is an additional room which is currently being used as a workshop/shed but could be a salon or work from home office has a private entrance. Side access to a professionally planned and landscaped rear yard, perfect for storing your boat or caravan. Gas log fire along with split system heating/air-conditioning. Close proximity to the CBD and Eastwood Shopping Complex, schools and childcare centre, football oval make this property a real winner. For inspection contact Dennis van Reyk 0409 524 780 or Kim Ashwood 0421 868 147 at ASHWOOD VAN REYK REAL ESTATE.
Property Code: 238
Panoramic mountain views and changing skies can be enjoyed all year round from this Pavillion Styled architect designed home. Set in the small township of Lindenow just 12 minutes from the edge of Bairnsdale the "U" shaped home wraps around a solar heated swimming pool and there is a covered decked alfresco area also incorporated. The main living area faces north and includes a box bay window where you can read a book or just relax and gaze at the view. This north wing has double glazed windows and stacker doors to the verandah which features bold timber posts and a stainless steel wire rope balustrade. While being solar passive, there is also a mix of a gas fire, cassette and split system air conditioning. The master bedroom is spacious with large windows to enjoy the spectacular views to wake up to. There are 2 other bedrooms and a fourth bedroom currently used as a study. At the other end of the hall is a rumpus room with views also of the riverflat & farmland. This is country living at its best where you can enjoy the village feel of Lindenow which has a general store, pub, cafe, recreation facilities, kindergarten and primary school. To inspect this impressive home contact Dennis van Reyk 0409 524 780 or Kim Ashwood 0421 868 147 at ASHWOOD VAN REYK REAL ESTATE.
Property Code: 227