first_imgMirvac’s residential apartment development Ascot Green next to Eagle Farm racecourse.Mirvac general manager of residential in Queensland Warwick Bible said Ascot Green’s strong buyer appeal would almost certainly increase now that construction had officially started.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 investor8 hours ago“Demand to live in the well-established suburb of Ascot is already high and we expect this to continue as construction on Ascot House ramps up and the vision for Ascot Green as a residential masterplan starts to come to life,” Mr Bible said. “Civil works including external road works, site preparation and basement excavation are now well underway, and the foundations commenced in December 2016.” Ascot is a very in demand area with realestate.com.au reporting an average of 754 online visits per property listing compared to a Queensland average of 268 per property.Works have been approved for public parklands, bike paths, open green spaces and plans for public art to be exhibited in the communal outdoor areas. LtoR: Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell, Lord Mayor Graham Quirk and Mirvac general manager of residential in Queensland, Warwick Bible celebrate the start of construction on Ascot Green at Eagle Farm Racecourse.SALES are off and racing and the sod has officially been turned in stage one of the $950 million Ascot Green development at Eagle Farm Racecourse.With the official soil throwing taking place last week for the nine-storey Ascot House, the first residential tower out of the gates, sales are racing along with more than 60 per cent sold since its launch in July last year.Tower two, 12-storey Tulloch House is set to soon be released to the public with a one-bedroom apartment starting at $460,000. Mirvac’s residential apartment development Ascot Green next to Eagle Farm racecourse.Lord Mayor Graham Quirk said the residential development and overall revitalisation of the Eagle Farm precinct would help put the area on the map as a premier recreation and residential destination in Brisbane.“It is an exciting time for Brisbane, as construction commences on this landmark development which will provide approximately 1,000 trackside apartments as well as retail and commercial buildings that tie in with the area’s rich heritage,” Mr Quirk said.Brisbane Racing Club Chairman, Neville Bell, said there were plans in place for premium retail facilities and building of a new childcare centre was currently underway. “We’ve recently submitted a development application for a new shopping precinct in the area which would include eleven specialty retail stores and a major supermarket, further bolstering the area’s appeal,” Mr Bell said.“In addition, we currently have a new childcare centre on Lancaster Road under construction, and we are taking expressions of interest for an aged care facility in the area.”last_img read more


first_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Share 71 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img LocalNews Environmental Health Department holds one day workshop for officers by: – February 29, 2012 Share Officers in the Environmental Health Department are currently engaged in a one day workshop geared at enhancing their skills pertaining to court procedures and documents.Chief Environmental Officer, Anthony Scotland. Photo credit: The workshop is being held in collaboration with the police department and the Environmental Health Office in Dominica.Chief Environmental Health Officer Anthony Scotland told the official opening ceremony on Wednesday morning that he is not satisfied with the manner in which his officers operate especially when they deal with court matters.“I am not happy with the way the law is being enforced. The truth is it is not being enforced. We have had situations where matters go to court and nothing is clear. Either the information or the date is not properly reported or some persons don’t know what their roles are. They need to know how to prepare summons and documents for the court and we are not satisfied with the work and the output of the officers. We still see people violating the law and we want to let them know that we have legislation as part of our functions,” he said.He said the components of legislation being critical to the work we have been doing. “We want to ensure that there is uniformity of action in order to prevent error of judgment or improper motives on the part of the officers,” he said.According to Scotland enforcement of laws in Dominica are inadequate, despite education on the matter.Scotland told the workshop that attention has been placed on noise, air and river pollutions.“Littering and food safety is a major concern. Some food handlers are not following the procedure they need to follow in terms of how they present themselves as food handles. People in the workplaces are not adhering to certain regulations. Even when they are given protective gears they are not wearing it,” he explained.He said at the end of the workshop he expects the participants to be better able to enforce the laws governing the environmental health department.“They will also be aware of what are their roles and functions. They must know the proper way of filling the statutory notice books, how to prepare statements and how to properly record complaints,” Scotland concluded.The workshop ends at 5 o’clock today.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more