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Lorne – Market Round Up
Picking up from where we left off last week I thought we would have a look at employment in the Surfcoast Shire which has access to a regional workface of approximately 155,000. It follows, and probably not surprising that 42% of the Shires employment is involved in accommodation, food, retail trade and construction.
Whilst tourism services makes up the singular largest contribution to employment numbers, wholesale trade sits at the other end of the scale and is the smallest contributor to the Shire wide employment numbers.
For the first time since 2009-2010 total employment numbers in the Shire reduced by approximately 800 in the year December 2012 – 2013.

Lorne – Weekly Report
Hard to believe that spring is less than 10 days away, then its AFL footy finals and downhill to Christmas. The winter real estate market has continued to “plod along” with its typically lower volumes of sales, but there are always good buying opportunities that present for those prudent buyers.
The sale during the week of the property at 26 George Street was a good outcome and with two other negotiations proceeding, winter looks set to finish on a high!
This weekend signals the last round of home and away football and netball for the locals when they journey to Simpson on Saturday. It’s been a long year for our footballers and after finishing as premiers last year, 2014 has been very “character filling”.


Open Houses
Saturday 16th August
12:00 – 12:30 181 Great Ocean Road, Lorne
Lorne – No better place in the world.

Lorne – You must have a look at this
Set in a quiet location and boasting multiple levels of family living. 4 bedrooms, all with walk in robes, 2 bathrooms and floor to ceiling windows. Enormous downstairs second living space ideal as a 5thbedroom or teenagers retreat. More information here.

Lorne – Quote of the week
“Focus your best hours on your biggest opportunities”.

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Ian Landscape

Ian Stewart
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