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Regional Victoria - An Economic Powerhouse: Untapped Opportunities

| Published by Paul Somers

Opportunities for investment and development in regional Victoria have never been better.

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Join Russell Kennedy Lawyers, Richard Simpson, Immediate Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria, and Richard Riordan MP, for a lunch seminar discussing booming regional Victoria.

Victoria is Australia's fastest growing state, with growth rates larger than NSW, SA, TAS, NT and ACT combined. Our speakers will give an insight into the scale of current and future opportunities and what these could mean for your organisations. 

Richard Simpson will provide an in-depth analysis of current and projected real estate trends in major regional growth towns throughout Victoria. 

Richard Riordan MP will give an overview of recent substantial private sector investment in Geelong, Colac and surrounding districts, the resulting huge demand for employees, and existing pent-up demand for housing,  infrastructure, and planning scheme improvements.

Paul Somers will identify key risks and opportunities which all businesses, investors and organisations involved in the growth of Regional Victoria need to be aware of to capitalise on this once-in-a-generation shift. He will preview emerging trends and relevant legislative changes scheduled for 2019.

Guest presenters:

Richard Simpson - Immediate Past President, Real Estate Institute of Victoria & Partner, W. B. Simpson & Son

Richard is the Immediate Past President of the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) and Immediate Past Chairman of the REIV's Commercial & Industrial Chapter Commitee. Richard is also a Licensed Estate Agent and a Partner in W. B. Simpson & Son, a family real estate business situated in North Melbourne with over 140 years of history.

Richard Riordan - MP, Member for Polwarth

Richard is local representative in State Parliament for the large Polwarth electorate, in the centre of Victoria’s Western District which is a hub of major pastoral and industrial operations. Prior to his appointment, Richard was managing director of his family’s businesses based in Colac, which have operated in the region for five generations. Richard is the former Chairperson of Colac Area Health, the Corangamite Catchment Authority, Sacred Heart Primary School, as well as Chairperson of the local Business and Traders Association.

Your Russell Kennedy host:

Paul Somers, Senior Associate

Paul Somers, a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution Team and its Construction and Infrastructure Group, will briefly highlight key risks and opportunities which all businesses, investors and organisations involved in the growth of Regional Victoria need to be aware of to capitalise on this once-in-a-generation shift. He will preview emerging trends, and legislative changes scheduled for 2019, impacting various industries such as building and construction, waste and recycling, retirement villages, and local government.

Event Details:

Tuesday 30 October 2018

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm

A light lunch, tea and coffee will be provided.

Russell Kennedy, Level 12, 469 La Trobe Street Melbourne

Register here by Friday 26 October 2018.

This event is free to attend, but bookings are essential for catering purposes.

If you have any questions regarding this event please email seminars@rk.com.au

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