Shortly after the news broke that Daylesford would not be happening, rumours began circulating that the season would be set in Inner Melbourne.
But in late September it was revealed that Channel Nine had instead purchased 2.5 acres of land for $9.58 million in the suburb of Cowes on Phillip Island, some two hours away from the Melbourne CBD.
It is predicted that the existing resort at the address (113 - 119 Justice Road) will be demolished to make way for the five houses that our 2024 blockheads will be renovating.
Speaking with TV Tonight in November 2023, The Block Executive Producer Julian Cress revealed that the entire team was "thrilled" to be bringing the renovation reality show to Phillip Island after the Daylesford location "blew up."
"We were very, very lucky to be able to find a magnificent site in Phillip Island. So far from what I've seen the feedback from the audience and the fans who've heard that we're going there, they're all thrilled to bits," he shared excitedly.
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He added that the "iconic location" was sure to "resonate extremely well" with fans.
"I mean, how can you go wrong making your 20th season on an island by the sea with penguins?" he joked.
If the location hadn't changed, given Daylesford's abundance of period homes, we could have seen these homes being renovated and extended as they have done in the past.
But given the existing property at the Phillip Island filming location is expected to be demolished, perhaps we will see contestants build their properties from scratch, adding to the challenge, and making for a very exciting 20th season.