Construction boom: $40M in new homes being built on rare land

first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:52Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:52 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenA look at Nicole Kidman’s Southern Highlands House00:52 With building costs starting from around $900,000, the exclusive Sanctuary Point precinct, offers some of the rarest waterfront blocks in Queensland and is seeing homes such as a sprawling mansion estimated to be worth $4 million and a three-storey home, which has nine bedrooms, under construction.Mostly family homes, the properties are being built by local and overseas buyers.Only six north-facing waterfront parcels remain for sale at Sanctuary Point with lots ranging from 650sq m to 1000sq m and priced from $1.75 million to $2.65 million.Mulpha Sanctuary Cove general manager of sales and development John Hughes said: “We’ve always experienced a steady run of sales across Sanctuary Cove over the past decade or so, but the pace has significantly accelerated over the past two years.“Demand for exclusive waterfront land at Sanctuary Cove has never been stronger and we’re effectively experiencing a boom in construction across the Sanctuary Point precinct to meet that demand.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“The latest release within the Sanctuary Point precinct presents the most diverse range of luxury homes ever released at Sanctuary Cove. Some are nearing completion and some are ready to move in, and all of them bring a new level of style and luxury that has resonated with lifestyle buyers.”The properties being built onsite have many standout features including a three-level home with an underground basement and elevator, spas, firepits, wine cellars with temperature control fridges, voice-activated controls for the homes and butler’s pantry with kitchens.Sanctuary Cove has been the Gold Coast’s premier gated residential resort for more than 30 years, gaining an enviable reputation as the region’s most exclusive residential address.It is home to two championship 18-hole golf courses, the five-star InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort and the community’s beating heart, the Marine Village, which offers a host of dining and retail facilities. Only six north-facing waterfront parcels remain for sale at Sanctuary Point with lots ranging from 650sq m to 1000sq m and priced from $1.75 million to $2.65 million.It’s known for being a boatie’s haven, and now one of the last remaining waterfront precincts at Sanctuary Cove is undergoing a construction boom with almost $40 million in new homes being built.last_img read more

Messer enters sexual harassment debate, scores a win for vets

first_imgWashington D.C.— Congressman Luke Messer is working on a measure to protect victims of sexual assault and harassment in Congress.The proposal would release all staff from current non-disclosure agreements involving a sexual assault settlement with a member of Congress. Further, future non-disclosure agreements would be prohibited.Multiple media outlets have reported the government has paid more than $17 million in tax payer dollars in the last 20 years to settle sexual harassment claims.Messer’s proposal to help veterans impacted by the closure of ITT Tech has been passed by the Senate and is headed to the desk of the President.The Takano-Messer proposal is part of the Harry Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017, which improves and modernizes several aspects of the GI Bill.“This is a huge win for our veterans. Not only does this bill expand GI Bill benefits for our military families, it helps the thousands of veterans who unfairly lost their benefits when ITT Tech closed,” Messer said. “Our military men and women earn their GI Bill benefits serving and defending our country. It is our duty to honor that commitment, and ensure our veterans get every chance to succeed.”last_img read more

Boston Celtics waive former Syracuse forward Joseph

first_imgFormer Syracuse forward Kris Joseph was waived by the Boston Celtics on Monday, the team announced. The Celtics had reacquired Joseph on Friday through a trade with the Brooklyn Nets prior to waiving the forward.Boston originally selected the 6-foot-7 forward in the second round of the 2012 NBA Draft. Joseph split time this past season with the Celtics and the Nets, totaling 54 minutes in 10 games. He scored 11 points and grabbed nine rebounds.Joseph also played for the Springfield Armor and the Maine Red Claws of the NBA Development League. He averaged 18.6 points and 4.6 rebounds through 27 games, which earned him second-team All-NBA Development League honors.In his Orange career from 2008-12, Joseph scored 10.5 points per game and recorded 4.5 boards per game. He  led SU in scoring during his senior season, in which he earned first-team All-Big East honors. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 15, 2013 at 6:18 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbblast_img read more

Djokovic, Williams through at Wimbledon

first_imgWorld number one Novak Djokovic condemned the United States to their worst Wimbledon men’s performance in over a century yesterday as Serena Williams set up a clash of senior citizens against Kimiko Date-Krumm.Top seed Djokovic breezed past world number 156 Bobby Reynolds, a 30-year-old qualifier, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 6-1 to reach the third round.Reynolds was the last American man standing and his defeat under the Centre Court roof means that the for the first time since 1912 there will not be a male player from his country in the third round.Djokovic, the 2011 champion, goes on to face either Jeremy Chardy, the French 28th seed, or German qualifier Jan-Lennard Struff.Their match was one of eight left uncompleted as heavy rain brought the first delays of the week.Djokovic admitted he had been wary of Reynolds after Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal had both been shocked by opponents outside the top 100.Reynolds, the last of 11 US men who started in the main draw on Monday, believes the American decline is only temporary.“There are young college players, but I think they have a lot of potential. Maybe, just a couple years hopefully a good one’s coming,” he said.Defending women’s champion Williams and Date-Krumm, two players with a combined age of 73, set up an intriguing clash for a last 16 place. Top seed Williams extended her winning streak to 33 matches, just two behind the record set by sister Venus in 2000, with a 6-3, 6-2 win over French 19-year-old Caroline Garcia, who she also beat at the French Open.Williams, 31, chasing a sixth Wimbledon title and 17th major, wrapped up victory, the 599th of her career, in 67 minutes with 30 winners and nine aces.Date-Krumm, 42, reached the third round, 17 years after she last did so at Wimbledon, with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Romania’s Alexandra Cadantu, 19 years the Japanese’s junior, to become the oldest woman to make the last 32 at the All England Club.The previous oldest player was Britain’s Virginia Wade, who was 39 years and 362 days old when she made the same stage in 1985.Despite their many years on tour, Williams and Date-Krumm have never played each other.Date-Krumm made the semi-finals in 1996 where she lost to Steffi Graf before taking what turned out to be a 12-year break from tennis.After the shock-waves of Wednesday, which saw Federer and Maria Sharapova knocked out, the number of second round injury pull-outs reached a tournament record nine. French players Michael Llodra (hamstring) and Paul-Henri Mathieu (neck) were the latest to give up although Llodra attracted criticism when he continued to play doubles.LONDON, England — Novak Djokovic of Serbia plays a return to Bobby Reynolds of the United States during their Men’s second round singles match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon here, yesterday.last_img read more