Avid Property Group’s latest house and land offerings claim to be the innovative solution to ensuring the ‘great Australian dream’ still lives on.
The company’s ‘Tempo’ offerings were made available at AVID’s Brentwood Forest community in Queensland and Savana in Victoria, and are built on freehold lots as small as 150 square metres.
Tempo homes are the smallest lots possible within the Ipswich LGA planning scheme and were built in a variety of configurations to add diversity the streetscape.
AVID Property Group General Manager Queensland Bruce Harper said Tempo homes were the result of collaboration with leading designers to offer homes architecturally designed to maximise small lots.
“The Tempo range is satisfying the desires of both apartment and house hunters with affordable, easy to maintain properties, which still benefit from the capital appreciation enjoyed by freehold houses,” Mr Harper said.
“Tempo homes really fill a gap in the market for people who still want to own their own home at an affordable price but don’t want to buy into the sort of community title arrangement of attached housing.
“Tempo homes have been particularly popular with first home buyers or down-sizers, and suit people who are looking for an easy to maintain home without the hassle of lots of yard maintenance.”
While national house prices increased nearly 20% over the last five years, household incomes rose by just 9.2%, putting the attainability of home ownership in question for a growing number of Australians.
Mr Harper said he’s seen quarter acre blocks (1,000 square metres) become virtually extinct over the past 40 years in the industry, and even lots half that size become far less common.
“We are now seeing some lots as small as 50 square metres, and some attached terrace apartment buildings with frontages are small as 6.5 metres, and this is not only happening for inner city developments,” he said.
“Developers are increasingly responding to changes to more complex local council planning laws with small block options and fixed price house and land packages.
“Skillful designs are needed to produce small lot homes that are attractive, sustainable and affordable, and affordable does not have to mean a downgraded lifestyle.
“This comes down to clever design that maximises natural airflow, light and utilises clever storage options.
“High ceilings create a sense of space and encourage ventilation and the use of light materials not only make a room feel bigger, but also minimise the carbon footprint of the homes and reduce their thermal load.”
Originally Published: https://www.theurbandeveloper.com/
Land for sale at new Gold Coast beachfront estate
A new beachfront estate is offering almost 60 vacant blocks at the Gold Coast’s Paradise Point.
ROADS and residential lots are starting to take shape at Paradise Point’s new Sovereign Shores estate.
Metacap Developments is behind the 58 block estate, which overlooks Sovereign Islands.
Ray White Sovereign Islands principal Ali Mian, who is marketing the estate, said 14 of the 35 vacant lots in stage 1 had already sold.
“Once stage 1 is sold out, then stage 2 will take place,” Mr Mian said.
“Stage 2 will be another 23 lots.”
He said the estate was expected to be finished by the end of July, subject to weather conditions.
“It’s a very exciting time (because) this land has been sitting there for such a long time.”
The lots range in size from 425sq m to 728sq m with prices starting from $589,000 up to more than $1 million.
Mr Mian said it was attracting local and interstate buyers, including those from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
He said buyers could build up to three dwellings per lot and as high as three levels plus a rooftop entertainment area.
“This estate is beautiful,” Mr Mian said.
“You are right next to the beach.”
Residents will be able to access the established resort-style facilities of Salacia Waters, including the residents’ club with library and meeting room, 12-seat cinema room, gym, sauna, two pools and a spa, three barbecue areas and a function room with entertainment deck. Mr Mian said 22 marina berths were also up for grabs.
QLD Wins $5bn Defence Contract, Builds HQ
Following a three-year tender process, German contractor Rheinmetall will build 211 Boxer CRVs in Redbank, Ipswich, with a future $15 billion deal also on the table.
The federal government estimates that the contract will create 330 jobs in Queensland, 170 in Victoria and 140 roles in New South Wales.
“Australian businesses will be big winners in Victoria and in Queensland, but also in other states,” Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne said.
Rheinmetall has submitted a development application to build its headquarters serving the Asia-Pacific market in Ipswich.
The headquarters, dubbed the Military Vehicle Centre of Excellence, will be Rheinmetall’s largest facility located outside of Germany.
The development application for the project includes a weapons-testing firing range, an electromagnetic test facility, a laser rangefinder facility and a vehicle compliance test track.
“Rheinmetall considered a number of options across South East Queensland for this world-class facility, and settled on the dedicated industrial zone within the Redbank Motorway Estate,” Minister for State Development Cameron Dick said.
“This choice of location will make use of the existing heavy vehicle manufacturing and employment hub, as well as the highly-skilled workforce within the area.”
The centre will be made up of several key buildings, including an administration building, a production warehouse and a corporate function centre.
Minister Dick said that construction of the centre will support 200 direct jobs over three years and open the way for local businesses to “participate in Rheinmetall’s global supply chains”.
“The project will provide an unrivalled catalyst for the further development of Queensland’s advanced manufacturing and defence industry capability, as well as significant opportunities for local SMEs and associated services,” Dick said.
The proposed centre will be a campus of high-quality industrial production, testing facilities and administration buildings located along the Brisbane River at Robert Smith Street in Redbank.
The site will have defence-industry standard security fencing.
Minister Dick said his department, which will assist with the construction of the facility, will now work with Ipswich City Council to progress the development application for the project.
Originally Published: theurbandeveloper.com
REVEALED: New development for old Masters site
The old Masters Springfield site could become a Homemaker centre.
MASTERS Springfield Central looks likely to be the next defunct site to be transformed into a Homemaker centre.
Home Consortium submitted a development application to Ipswich City Council on Monday showing plans for ten tenancies and a small cafe at the site.
Home Consortium will eventually transform 40 of the former hardware centres into hypermarkets featuring lifestyle, health and appliance brands.
The first Queensland centre opened at North Lakes in November with Toys R Us, Nick Scali Furniture and Chemist Warehouse as key tenants.
The Home Consortium application for Springfield Central said its interest in the area stemmed from strong population growth.
“This is expected to create additional demand in the trade area for homemaker type retail offers, which in turn is expected to create over 100 new jobs,” the DA read.
“The site is in a highly accessible location and the specialty tenants envisaged are not expected to affect the local activity centre hierarchy, being a complementary offer to that within the balance of the Springfield Town Centre.
“The proposed development represents an enhanced retail offer for residents, repurposing a vacant site that if not fully occupied or underutilised could detract from success story.”
Originally Published: www.qt.com.au