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 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_imgOneNews 24 October 2013Deaths by assisted suicide have increased wherever the practices have been legalised, opening the door to abuse, a report claims.The report has set off alarm bells for Bob McCoskrie from Family First who says it sends a dangerous message to young New Zealanders about suicide.But MP Maryan Street, who has withdrawn her euthanasia bill until after next year’s election, says people need to have the choice as to when they end their lives and she says the report is misleading and statistically wrong.The report by the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada says legal euthanasia is never just for “exceptional” cases” and eligibility rules are highly subjective. It says laws legalising euthanasia/assisted suicide ignore the risks to those who are vulnerable and/or susceptible to coercion as long as they self-define their suffering as unbearable.There are no second chances once euthanasia is perceived as the best treatment, the report concludes.Mr McCoskrie told Breakfast this morning that to allow Maryan Street’s bill would “open up a Pandora’s Box for elder abuse”.New Zealand should adopt the same precautionary approach to assisted suicide as it did to the death penalty which said one life lost is one too many, Mr McCoskrie said.“Rather than increase killing, let’s increase palliative care and pain management and fund hospices the way they should be funded.”Mr McCoskrie says Hospice New Zealand and the NZ Medical Association “don’t want a bar of this legislation” because they know the coercive power and abuse that could happen under it.“We should be increasing care, not increasing killing.“To legalise assisted suicide would place large numbers of vulnerable people at risk – in particular those who are depressed, elderly, sick, disabled, those experiencing chronic illness, limited access to good medical care, and those who feel themselves to be under emotional or financial pressure to request early death.”The report says euthanasia deaths have increased 64% between 2005 and 2010 in the Netherlands, by 130% between 2009 and 2012 in Washington and have doubled in Oregon since 2005.It says in the Netherlands, euthanasia began with terminally ill patients and expanded to those with mental illness but now babies with spina bifida or other illnesses are “killed with parental consent”. And it claims patients with Alzheimer’s disease, even though they can no longer choose to be killed, are being euthanised.“The bill put forward by Labour MP Maryan Street would represent the most wide-ranging law of its kind in the world – and would be ripe for abuse,” Mr McCoskrie says.Ms Street disputes the figures in the report but says undoubtedly there are people who would not have thought about using legalised euthanasia before because it was not a legal option for them.She told Breakfast she has looked at legislation from all around the world and tried to find the best bits. She says the bill contains caveats and protection to prevent coercion. read more