Downsizers forced out

Ian Braybrook and Marilyn Bennet are among a growing number of Castlemaine retirees who say they're being forced to leave the town they love to secure affordable retirement living. Photo: Eve Lamb

Castlemaine residents hoping to retire and downsize are being forced to leave the community they love due to a lack of retirement living options in the town, local retirees say. Among them well-known local couple Ian Braybrook and Marilyn Bennet say they don’t want to leave but are being forced to look at selling up and leaving just to secure affordable retirement living accommodation.
“After 46 years living in and around Castlemaine, my wife and I are looking at moving away,” Mr Braybrook told the Mail this week.
“We feel part of this town and this community. It has been our life. 
“So why are we going to leave? Principally it is because we cannot afford to stay.” Full story in today’s Castlemaine Mail (Friday, October 11, 2019)

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.