Topics:  hervey bay, loving valley life, michael gavin, yamba

Sea change aborted at Yamba

Michael Gavin, his wife and three daughters moved to Yamba nine years ago from Sydney and haven’t looked back. Photo: Rodney Stevens
Michael Gavin, his wife and three daughters moved to Yamba nine years ago from Sydney and haven’t looked back. Photo: Rodney Stevens

CALLING into Yamba nine years ago proved to be a good decision for Michael Gavin and his family; they're still there today and they love it.

Michael said he and his family left the Sutherland Shire for a sea change, bound for Hervey Bay.

"We planned on heading up to Hervey Bay because there was a lot of work around there," Michael said.

"Then one of my wife's friends said to call into Yamba for a couple of days if we got the chance."

"We called in and stayed a few days at the Blue Dolphin and we liked it."

"Then we booked into a unit for a month and started looking for houses."

And the rest is history.

After owning his own air-conditioning business in Sydney, Michael said he was offered a job shortly after arriving in Yamba.

"My wife and three daughters and I love the beaches, the entertainment and the river. Yamba reminds me a bit of what Byron Bay was like 30 years ago... just a quiet seaside town."

When they first moved to Yamba, Michael said he and his family loved it so much they used to call the town "Pleasantville".



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