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Farewell to Noel Raitt

01 Feb 2011

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Having spent almost six years managing residential buildings in Docklands’ NewQuay precinct, Noel Raitt retired this January and said he and his wife Celia would miss the area immensely. 

The popular manager, who spent nearly two years managing the Arkley building before being employed by the owners’ corporation of the Nolan building for four years, said it was just time to retire.

“It’s been wonderful for us to live here and I’ve really enjoyed working here, but we want to travel, do a few things before we get too old and I want to spend some more time with my mother who is 96-years-old,” Noel said.

Noel, who already retired once before for five years, came out of retirement to fill in for his brother who was managing a building in the suburbs.

“I had never managed a building before, but my brother wanted to go on a five-month holiday and I filled in and through that I met the Arkley people and ended up coming out of retirement and moving to Docklands.”

Noel, who has seen Docklands grow from strength to strength in his six years in the suburb, believes that in another five years Docklands will take off and the value of properties will go through the roof.

“I’ve seen Docklands grow so much already and I can’t wait to see the final product,” he said

Moving back to his family home in the Grampians, the friendly manager said he would be sure to visit from time to time.

“All the restaurants are great, so we will definitely be back for the restaurants and there are people here that we want to keep in contact with,” he said.

Though Noel and Celia have no travel plans yet, Noel said a trip around Australia, a trip to New York to visit his son and a trip to England to visit Celia’s family were possible.

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