Bernard Salt’s Sunshine Coast vision

first_imgDemographer Bernard Salt in Brisbane. Picture: Darren England.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoHe said “containerisation” meant having people “live and work within close proximity while clustered around a CBD or regional hub”.That, he said, would be the best outcome as the Sunshine Coast grew, allowing more jobs, recreation and spending to stay within the region.He said without containerisation, people’s spending power would bleed to other regions and mean long commutes.“Without containing and focusing growth within the region you’ll never be able to build enough motorways, public transport and commuter infrastructure – the demand will always outstrip supply and the tax base could be better utilised on other infrastructure,” he said. Bernard Salt says in the Sunshine Coast jobs should be taken to the people to balance growth across the region.“The solution is to take the jobs to the people and balance growth across the region – the SEQ Regional Plan can do that by making modest changes to its current draft.”He said the Sunshine Coast could be a regional powerhouse.“Limited, planned and responsible residential development north of the Maroochy River will reinforce the strength of the new Maroochydore CBD. Limiting expansion to the south of Maroochy River risks growth bleeding off to Caboolture and beyond.” He said it only involved “small tweaks to the Regional Plan” which could “yield great dividends” for the Sunshine Coast. Aerial view over Noosa Main Beach and Noosa Surf Club. Bernard Salt says containing jobs and spending within the region will be the way to a better future. Picture: Lachie MillardRENOWNED Australian demographer Bernard Salt has a vision for the Sunshine Coast – and it involves “containerisation”.In a speech at a meeting of the Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland at Maroochydore today, he said there needed to be changes made to the draft South East Queensland Regional Plan to allow “containerisation” to occur across the coast.More than 150 business and community leaders attended the event which was sponsored by Consolidated Properties.last_img read more

River frontage land has just been released in a new Logan estate

first_imgVillawood Properties has announced its $55 million “Sequana” riverside community at Logan Reserve, set to be home to 950 residents.SCENIC river frontage has just been released as part of a new $55 million riverside community at Logan Reserve.Developer Villawood Properties has just unveiled Sequana, meaning ‘river goddess’ in Gallo-Roman.The new community set along the Logan River will be home to around 950 residents and feature 340 metres of river frontage.Villawood Properties executive director Tony Johnson said the new community was one of the only new developments in the area that had been masterplanned to take advantage of the Logan River, and would be an easy choice for first home buyers and owner-occupiers looking to build their family home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoSequana at Logan Reserve will have a state-of-the-art playground.“More than a third of the community will be dedicated to green open space, nature reserves for the Rainbow Bee-eater, walkways, river access, two dog parks, a state of-the-art playground and kick about areas to cater to a diverse range of future residents,” Mr Johnson said.“We anticipate that a high percentage of buyers will be locals wanting to take advantage of Sequana’s enviable location, the amenities and access to some of the best schools in the area.”Mr Johnson said the area was a good investment with high price growth for buyers.“The value for money for owner-occupiers in the Logan Reserve area is evident with recent statistics showing the Logan Reserve primary school catchment zone has experienced up to 40 per cent property value growth in the past 12 months, making it the second highest growing area for property values in Australia,” he said.Logan Reserve is a 30 minute drive from Brisbane and 45 minutes from the Gold Coast, close to public transport, local hospitals and Logan Central shopping precincts.Sequana will be Villawood’s fifth project for the Queensland arm, having completed Miramar at Casuarina and Essencia at Dakabin.The developer is currently developing the Kingsholme acreage community — Montego Hills and The Surrounds at Helensvale.last_img read more

Enjoy a modern lifestyle in Eight Mile Plains

first_imgThe kitchen at 20 Walker Circuit, Eight Mile Plains.There is a study, which could be used as a fifth bedroom, at the front of the home along with a store room, bathroom with shower, laundry and linen closet. There is a separate media room and, at the back of the home, an open-plan living, dining and living area that opens through sliding doors to the patio. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The kitchen has an island bench, high quality appliances, stone benchtops, a glass splashback, a pantry and a food waste disposal unit. The living area at 20 Walker Circuit, Eight Mile Plains.High ceilings and hardwood timber floors feature throughout most of the ground floor. Upstairs there is a spacious master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite with dual basins, spa bath and separate toilet. The remaining three bedrooms have built-in wardrobes and the family bathroom has a separate bath and shower. The home at 20 Walker Circuit, Eight Mile Plains.THIS two-storey home is set on a high position in the sought- after Levington Estate in Eight Mile Plains. Marketing agent Jackson Chow, of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills, said the quality property at 20 Walker Cct was in a peaceful cul-de-sac. On the ground floor is a double lockup garage with internal access and a porch over the front entry to the home. The dining room at 20 Walker Circuit, Eight Mile Plains.A family room is at the front of the second level and looks out over the front yard. Outside, the covered patio overlooks the low-maintenance yard and lawn. The property also has ducted airconditioner, ducted vacuum system, Crimsafe security screens, water tank and gas hot water.“Not only is this an amazing property, it’s also in an unbeatable location, just 300m from a community playground and gym, and only minutes from Garden City, the Warrigal Square Shopping Centre, regular city buses, and just a short drive from the Brisbane CBD,” Mr Chow said. The floorplan of 33 Altitude St, Rochedale.last_img read more

UK based expats were so keen to secure this Brisbane home they bid at auction sight unseen

first_img43 Waterline Cres, Bulimba“Today, it was an Australian couple living in the UK who purchased 43 Waterline Crescent over the phone at the Place in-room auctions. They hadn’t inspected the home, but they knew the opportunity wouldn’t last long.” 43 Waterline Cres, BulimbaMrs Hackett said there was very little stock on the market and that was something that helped keep price levels strong. 43 Waterline Cres, BulimbaUK based expats were so keen to secure this Bulimba home they bid at auction sight unseen.The home at 43 Waterline Crescent, sold under the hammer on Thursday for $2.66 million.There were three bidders, including those on the phone from the UK and bidding started at $2.2 million.The home was previoulsy owned by Cara and Ben Graham.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours ago43 Waterline Cres, BulimbaMarketing agent Sarah Hackett of Place Bulimba said the Brisbane riverfront market was the strongest she had seen since 2007.“The timing has never been better for the high-end riverfront market,’’ she said.“We’re seeing a combination of local buyers upgrading and overseas interest. There have also been some expats particularly looking to move back to Brisbane.last_img read more

Brisbane’s auction market is heating up with more than $13m worth of property changing hands

first_imgHaesley Cush at the Ray White Auction under the Stars.A two-bedroom ground floor courtyard townhouse in New Farm at 7/32 Hazelwood St sold for $780,000.“No doubt units have been softer up until now but we saw the comeback of the unit market tonight with strong competition on all the unit stock we had. Another unit at 27/4 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley sold for $537,000. 52 Union St, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.auBRISBANE’S auction market is heating up with more than $13m worth of property changing hands overnight. In all 27 properties were offered for sale under the massive auction program in Brisbane on Wednesday night with ten properties selling and another $5m worth of deals under negotiation.The biggest sale was a five-bedroom home at 52 Union St Clayfield which went under the hammer for $2.145 million. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours ago21 Blaikie St, Hendra.There is an outdoor kitchen with Beefeater barbecue and a wine fridge, this area overlooks the swimming pool. 11 Stafford St, Windsor.Auctioneer Haesley Cush said the auction campaign reflected how the Brisbane market was performing.“The good news story in Brisbane is the inner north continue to shine where unrenovated homes are selling in the $600,000s and renovated are selling for double that which is big news. But we have seen the comeback of the inner city unit market,’’ he said.Mr Cush said half the properties they sold were units, which was a turn around from just 12 months ago.center_img 52 Union St, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.auMarketing agent Christine Rudolph of Ray White New Farm said it sold to a Sydney-based family which planned to move to Brisbane.The contemporary home was designed by award-winning architect Harry Poulos. It has two separate office areas and a large open plan living area which flows outdoors. The property has a solar heated swimming pool. GATSBY-ESQUE PARTY HOUSE HITS A RECORD PRICE MURDER HOUSE SOLD FOR MILLIONS Also selling under the hammer was a five-bedroom house at 21 Blaikie St, Hendra, which sold for $1.53 million.The new Hamptons style home has five separate living areas including a media/music room with sound proof batts in the walls. 21 Blaikie St, Hendra.It was listed through Damon Lewis of Ray White – New Farm.A home at 11 Stafford St, Windsor sold under the hammer for $1.225 million.The five-bedroom renovated house has terraced gardens and a secure front entry gate.It has high ceilings and open plan living with polished timber floors. The home was listed through Nicholas Carroll of Ray White – Spring Hill.last_img read more