first_imgThe Brisbane city skyline looking north from South Brisbane. Picture: AAP Image/Claudia Baxter.BRISBANE is kicking goals, emerging as the most affordable option for buyers and with the best rental return for investors of all the East Coast cities.The latest Australian Residential Development Review 2018 — out today (Wednesday) — named Greater Brisbane as “the most affordable option for first time buyers” with median house values rising just 0.4 per cent last year to $549,000 and apartment values falling 4.5 per cent to $386,000.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoCompare that to Melbourne where the median cost of a house was $904,000, or Sydney where it’s upwards of $1.17m. Melbourne’s apartment median was $506,000 (just $49,000 off Brisbane’s house median), while Sydney was even more costly ($737,000).The Knight Frank Research report found Brisbane rental yields leading the East Coast at 4.6 per cent for houses in the December quarter, with apartments at 4.9 per cent. In contrast, Sydney was over a full percentage point lower for both houses (3.1 per cent) and apartments (3.8 per cent).The median rent paid in the Queensland capital has been holding at $400 a week, with apartment rental costs falling 1.3 per cent to $370 a week. Vacancies across Greater Brisbane were at 3 per cent, driven up by the inner suburbs (4 per cent), then the middle (2.1 per cent) and 1.9 per cent in the suburbs 20km-plus away from the CBD.Its tally showed 34,150 houses were sold in Greater Brisbane last year, a 13.5 per cent fall on the previous year, and 11,290 apartments were sold (down 20.2 per cent). FREE: GET THE COURIER-MAIL’S REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO INBOXlast_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

first_imgThere’s also matches in the Championship tonight.Leaders Middlesbrough start the night with a four-point lead as they visit Brentford while second-placed Derby host Reading. Basement side Aston Villa will play host to Crystal Palace as they look to bag a win under manager Remi Garde.Elsewhere, Man United manager Louis van Gaal could also do with a victory as his side make the trip St James’ Park to face Newcastle and Bournemouth play host to West Ham.All three matches will kick-off at 19:45.last_img read more

first_imgMembers of karate club ”Sinbra’ ‘from Tuzla and ”Bosna” from Sarajevo are the most successful karatekas of BiH Championship, which was held in Sarajevo.In the hall of fifth Grammar School in Dobrinja, 127 karatekas from 25 clubs participated.Winners in the men’s category are Nermin Potur, Alem Kupusović and Admir Zukan, while in the women’s categroy Mirsada Suljaknović, Amila Fazić and Tanja Umičević.In the overall sum of medals, ‘‘Sinbra’’ won 2 gold, three silver and five bronze medals, while ”Bosna” won 4 gold, one silver and two bronze medals, on the third place is ”Šampion” from Ilidža with one gold, four silver and three bronze medals.Champions of BiH (by category)Men:Up to 60 kg: Edin Muslić (KK Bihać)Up to 67 kg: Suad Tabaković (KK Šampion, Ilidža)Up to 75 kg: Nermin Potur (KK Ilidža)to 84 kg: Alem Kupusović (KK Bosna Sarajevo)more than 84 kg: Admir Zukan (KK Bosna Sarajevo)women:Up to 50 kg: Una Alagić (KK Bosna Sarajevo)to 55 kg: Iva Klepić (KK Neretva, Mostar)to 61 kg: Mirsad Suljkanović (KK Sinbra Tuzla, Tuzla)to 68 kg: Amila Fazlić (KK Sinbra Tuzla, Tuzla)more than 68 kg: Tanja Umičević (KK Bosna Sarajevo)last_img read more