first_imgMurray d’Almeida. There’s plenty of space to entertain on the deck. One of the best spots in the house during winter. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Now that’s a pool.AS a busy businessman, Murray d’Almeida needs a quiet place to sit back and relax in his spare time.His acreage estate in a secluded pocket of Currumbin Valley has been the perfect escape.For about 30 years the founder of Retail Food Group Australia and veteran Gold Coast businessman has called the 1.02ha property his slice of paradise.He and wife Cath have raised four children in the seven-bedroom, three-bathroom rainforest retreat, which he described as tranquil. What a view.Parts of the picturesque property were used in scenes for a 2013 film, My Mistress, starring international French actress Emmanuelle Beart.“It was fascinating,” Mr d’Almeida said.“(Emmanuelle) was a delightful person.”While Mr d’Almeida loves the property just as much as he did when he bought it, he has decided to sell it.“I will miss it beyond comprehension, however seven bedrooms and a five-car garage … are far too much,” he said.“I will try to find something similar but a fraction of the size.“I’d like to get a couple of acres further up the valley — the valley is god’s country.”McGrath Palm Beach agent Richard Snowden will take the property to auction on February 16.center_img MORE NEWS: What it’s like to live a life of luxury in the modern world It’s like taking a holiday in a rainforest retreat. Even the kitchen has views.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa12 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“The house just about blends in naturally with the rainforest environment with very large decks that merge into the canopy,” he said.It is surrounded by trees with 200m of creek frontage, making it feel as though it is a world away from civilisation.MORE NEWS: Auction racks up $12 million in sales Mr d’Almeida said one of the best parts about it was that it was private yet the beach was a 10-minute drive away.“We have the best of both worlds,” he said.Among its standout features are a media room, two fireplaces, a wine cellar, multiple decks around the house and an infinity edge pool overlooking the creek.last_img read more


first_imgAFTER: The living room in the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East.The end result is a picture perfect, colonial-style Queenslander home — with a difference.“We wanted to get away from the Hamptons style that everyone’s doing,” Mr Bensted said.“We wanted to make it fun as well, instead of just mundane.” Teagan and Cliff Bensted after buying the house at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East. BEFORE: The front of the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East, before the renovation. AFTER: A close-up of the front of the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East.The property is being marketed by Ben Salm of Place – Coorparoo and is scheduled to go to auction on May 18 at 11am.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 18 monthsTotal spend: $400,000 BEFORE: The back of the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East. AFTER: The front of the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East, after the renovation.Mr Bensted said he thought the property at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East was a “post-war mess” until he realised it was one of the original farm houses in the area.“It was super grotty,” he said.But behind it all, he could see the high ceilings, wide floor boards and VJ walls.The couple continued renting for about six months while they got their new purchase in a liveable state. “We were basically trying to get into the Mount Gravatt area because it had a nice, character feeling, without being pretentious,” Mr Bensted said.“I’d seen our house up for sale and kept looking past it. Eventually, I clicked on the ad and saw it had VJ walls and breezeways between the doorways.” BEFORE: The kitchen in the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East.center_img BEFORE: The main bathroom in the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East. AFTER: The main bathroom in the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East.They wanted to change the front of the house, where a brick extension had been added in the early 1970s.They rendered the brick and painted the exterior of the house black, which Mr Bensted admitted was a risk — but it worked.“The whole front and the whole right side of the house had aluminium windows, which we replaced with recycled timber windows,” he said. Teagen and Cliff Bensted with their children, Gus, 2, and Audrey, 4, at the home they have renovated in Mount Gravatt East. Picture: Annette Dew.BOWLS of half-eaten food strewn across the house, walls stained with nicotine, and an ugly brick facade.It’s enough to put even the hardiest of home renovators off, but not Teagen and Cliff Bensted.The young couple learned not to judge a book by its cover when they were searching for their first house five years ago. RELATED: High-end overhaul of Brisbane beauty AFTER: The kitchen in the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East.All new plumbing and electrical was installed and the yard landscaped.“I hired a builder and two carpenters to try and do it as quickly as possible,” Mr Bensted said.“I did all the painting and there was a lot of time where I just did labouring for the builder.”Many of the materials used in rebuilding the house were sourced from all around southeast Queensland, including the iron lace balustrade framing the front porch, which came from an old railway station house. MORE: Dated Noosa home fetches big dollars BEFORE: Inside the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East, before the renovation. AFTER: The back of the home at 22 Pettigrew St, Mount Gravatt East, after the renovation.They moved in once they had installed a new bathroom and sanded and polished the timber floors, but still had no hot water.They excavated underneath the house to create a lower level, including two bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom and a laundry.Upstairs, in the original house, walls were moved to change the configuration slightly. Two of the bedrooms were joined together to become the master bedroom, with a ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoInternal stairs were installed, along with a back deck and a large section of the roof was replaced.last_img read more


first_imgTimber floors and high ceilings feature throughout the living spaces. Picture: Supplied.There is also a separate lounge room, a study and a bathroom. Ms Holly said they fully landscaped the backyard and the gardens had matured beautifully.There are tiered gardens in the back yard, along with an alfresco area and a powered shed. Ms Holly said she would miss the friendly neighbourhood and seaside location. “It’s lovely to go across to the park and have a picnic,” she said. The home at 47 Whytecliffe Pde, Woody Point. Picture: Supplied.Set across two levels, the home has a front veranda and rear patio downstairs and decks at the back and front upstairs. Downstairs there are two bedrooms, both with built-in wardrobes, a bathroom, a laundry and a store room. Upstairs, there is an open plan living, dining and kitchen area flowing out to both decks. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The kitchen has stone benchtops and a walk-in pantry, while the living space features high timber ceilings, exposed beams, timber floors and plenty of natural light. The backyard has been beautifully landscaped. Picture: Supplied. “Kids can run amok, get all sandy and they can wash off in the outdoor shower before coming inside.“There’s something for everyone — the walks are lovely, the little cove is secluded and sheltered from southerlies so it’s beautiful to swim in, and Colin loves going out on the rocks to fish. “If you have a paddle board you can pick it up and walk across the road for a paddle.”The property is on the market through Brendon Wright of Peninsula Properties.center_img The home at 47 Whytecliffe Pde, Woody Point, has a relaxed coastal style. Picture: Supplied. SITTING across the road from Scotts Point Beach, this character-filled seaside home has views from every room.Owners Judy Holly and Colin Richardson have lived in the property at 47 Whytecliffe Pde for almost four years and are selling to downsize.“I love the airiness of the home and the high ceilings,” Ms Holly said. “I love that we have an area to sit and enjoy the views no matter the weather.” last_img read more


first_imgThe four-bedroom properties were recently completed. The auction is scheduled for June 15.“We wanted to showcase what we are all about for future client work and also produce something that is very unique and custom that somebody will be lucky enough to purchase,” he said. “It wasn’t all about the developer’s margin. We spent money where we didn’t need to, to showcase what we can do.“We do one-off builds that are high-end quality with custom features — we designed our own front doors and balustrades for this project.” The two properties at 20A and 20B Albion Ave, Miami, are scheduled for auction on June 15 at 1pm. Ray White Broadbeach Agents Connor Malan (surfboard) and Troy Fitzgerald (snowboard) with developer Nick Makin who are ready to give away two holidays to the lucky buyers of these Miami properties. Picture: Jerad WilliamsBuying a property can be stressful, with a holiday often needed by the end of the process.One Gold Coast developer wants to alleviate that pressure by giving away a free holiday for the buyers of his Miami duplex. The two, four-bedroom pads will head under the hammer next month and the successful buyers will not only receive the keys but also a $5000 getaway. Luxury finishes are showcased throughout.The pair of properties feature open-plan designs with double-height ceilings in the main living areas, ­neutral-tone interiors, luxury finishes and an eye-catching white ­facade. Builder and developer Nick Makin, of Makin Construction, said he hoped the holidays would create hype and competition come auction day. He said the Albion Ave project was more about showcasing his company’s skills rather than making a profit. The buyers of 20A & 20B Albion Ave, Miami, will get a free holiday worth $5000.Ray White Broadbeach agent Troy Fitzgerald, who is marketing the property with Conner Malan, said one of the homes would come with a winter adventure, the other a summer escape. “For the winter holiday we are thinking New Zealand or Japan where they can go to the snow and for the summer one, Bali or Thailand,” Mr Fitzgerald said. “It was the builder’s idea — something outside the box. “There are so many new developments that come to the market between the Gold Coast and Brisbane and real estate is getting to that point now where you have to be outside the box with marketing and draw some attention to it.” MORE NEWS: How the looming election is affecting the market More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago MORE NEWS: Restaurateur’s old digs dished up to the market last_img read more


first_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, is on the market for $470,000.“Rising markets are good places to buy. Plateau markets are the ones where sales volumes have settled down but there is still potential for price growth. Decline and danger markets are the ones to avoid.”Half of the Brisbane suburbs with growth trajectories were either in Brisbane North (the middle market north of the river) or the nearby Moreton Bay Region.Five suburbs had growing sales activity in Brisbane’s north, including the likes of Bracken Ridge, “where quarterly sales have been 79-89-91-95 in the past year”. Thirteen were seeing steady and consistent sales demand. Hotspotting head Terry Ryder flagged five “danger” markets in Brisbane – where prices were in decline, sales activity had dropped sharply and vacancies were marked as high. Just one of those five – Fig Tree Pocket – was for houses, while the other four Albion, Bowen Hills, Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill all concerned unit market activity.The “decline” markets category showed “locations where the previous price growth will cease and in some cases prices may fall”. MORE: Dream retreat comes with helipad 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, has attracted first home buyers, with potential for the house to be lifted to legal height – the downstairs is currently used as casual space, storage and garage.Siana and John Wicks were among homeowners looking to capitalise, putting their house at 121 Hoyland Street, Bracken Ridge, on the market for $470,000 – which is less than the Greater Brisbane median.“Once we put a price on it, buyers starting coming through … We’ve been here eight years. We bought it off John’s parents who had it since 1992, so basically John has lived here all his life almost,” Mrs Wicks said. “We hope to have sold it by Christmas.”“We have bought (a 3,000sq m block) at Elimbah near Caboolture, we’re building a house. We do love this area but just to get the space we need we do have to move out a bit. We wouldn’t really be moving otherwise.” FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK The prospects were so good for Brisbane’s north, it was the only part of the Queensland capital with “no declining or danger markets”, the index report said.“The Brisbane North precinct is the most active part of the Brisbane market, which is poised for stronger growth.”Alderley, Algester, Annerley, Arana Hills, Banyo, Bardon, Birkdale, Bracken Ridge, Kedron, Murrumba Downs, Norman Park, Ormiston, Paddington, Petrie, Rochedale, Sandstone Point, Stafford Heights, Taringa, Tarragindi and Warner were declared star performers for houses.Rising market were ones “where sales activity is increasing, which is generally a precursor to prices increasing”, a Hotspotting spokeswoman told The Courier-Mail. Among homes for sale in Stafford Heights is this five bedder at 21 Chaplin Street.“We felt there needed to be a stage between “plateau” markets (those where sales activity has passed its peak but settled at solid levels below the peak) and “danger” markets (those where sales activity has dropped sharply, prices are falling and vacancies are high).”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 “decline” markets are those which have passed their peaks, but sales levels have not plateaued – they have continued to decline markedly, with demand falling steadily.”Real estate agent Narelle Lorensen of Place Nundah said Brisbane’s northside was a growth area with demand across multiple suburbs. 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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 Rate1xFullscreenWhat do QLD buyers want?00:36 How single dad built 16-property portfolio Brisbane home values could new high in months “There are a lot of active buyers in the market and not really enough listings to service them all in Brisbane’s northside,” she said.“Brisbane is certainly very good value. It’s a wonder we’re not seeing a lot more investors given the value is so good compared to southern states. Our rentals have picked up in value. In previous years rent had been quite low but there has been some recovery in rental value, now that sales picking up again that might even out.”She said places like Bracken Ridge were high growth areas, attracting a lot of first homebuyers especially because of the affordability of houses there. 118 Pope Street, Tarragindi, on the market looking for offers over $1.275m.Good annual price growth had already begun in some parts of the precinct, including Northgate (up 16 per cent), Geebung (up 7 per cent) and Nudgee (up 8 per cent), while Moreton Bay region was seeing values jump in Scarborough (up 9 per cent) and Woody Point (up 11 per cent).The much maligned apartment sector was also seeing some good growth out of seven suburbs, including bluechips like Queensland’s most expensive suburb Teneriffe, and millionaire zone Paddington. Alderley, Annerley, Kedron, Norman Park and university suburb Taringa were all star unit risers. Siana and John Wicks with Tana 7, Leo 6 and Malley 2 at their Bracken Ridge home which is on the market for $470,000. Picture: Peter Wallis.Twenty suburbs have been named Brisbane’s growth stars with values set to rise off a surge in housing demand – and seven also performed strongly for the apartment sector, the latest industry survey has found.The Spring Price Predictor Index – released by analysis firm Hotspotting today, saw Brisbane’s North named one of the top 10 growth zones in the country, alongside the Sunshine Coast, Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Bendigo in Victoria and Belconnen in Canberra.last_img read more


first_img Culture Kings founder revealed as buyer of $11.75m mansion The five-bedroom, four-bathroom home, called Onyx, was built by Graya and has been listed for lease for $2200 a week.Records show the 27-year-old paid $2.35 million for the property in June last year.The couple split their time between Brisbane and Melbourne, where Sparks is from, and are planning to head there to spend some time with his family. This house, built by Graya, at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, is for rent.Ms Clancey said the move had come about because of the coronavirus pandemic.“It is a beautiful home,” she said. “We’ll be sad to leave it. Everything about it is perfect.“The rooftop terrace is amazing and that view of the city!”The couple discovered Graya online and fell in love with their style of homes.“We were really intrigued and excited when we found this one,” Ms Clancey said.“Obviously homes in Melbourne are a lot more expensive compared to what you can get here.” The kitchen in the house at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington.The near-new home in the heart of Paddington was built with no expense spared for style and comfort. It’s rare to find homes like it become available for rent in the Brisbane market. One of the bathrooms in the home at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington.Features include a large master bedroom with ensuite, balcony and a walk-in wardrobe.There are four additional bedrooms with wardrobes and four luxury bathrooms. This house, built by Graya, at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, is for rent.There are no DJ decks unfortunately, but tenants will love the hardwood floors, feature walls, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen and swimming pool. The view of Brisbane CBD from the house.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoThere is also a large entertainer’s deck with panoramic city views, a built-in Sonos sound system and automated airconditioning. Inside the house, built by Graya, at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, which is for rent.The home is an easy walk to Milton State School and close to a number of private schools.Rosalie village is on your doorstep, with access to a range of cafes, restaurants and a gourmet market. This house, built by Graya, at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington, is for rent. The living room in the house built by Graya, at 192 Baroona Rd, Paddington.Sparks has been named one of Billboard Magazine’s most exciting young talents as well as landing himself a residency at XS Las Vegas, a gig at Jay-Z’s ‘Made In America’ festival, a headlining spot at Paradise Ibiza as well as a set at the world’s biggest Electronic Dance Music festival, Tomorrowland.He has released music on such labels as Spinnin’ Records, Armada Music and Ministry of Sound Australia. FOLLOW COURIER MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK MORE: Buying a home now cheaper than renting one Will Sparks and Brooklyn Clancy at the house they are renting out in Paddington. Image supplied by Graya.He’s kicked up a storm in Ibiza’s party scene and headlined the world’s best dance music festivals like Tomorrowland; how amazing would life be renting the $2.35m dream home of 27-year-old super DJ Will Sparks?DJ and music producer Will Sparks and his girlfriend, Brooklyn Clancy, have put their luxurious Paddington home in Brisbane up for rent. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58last_img read more


first_imgMountain climber Ross Miller in action.RESPECTED Brisbane mountain climber Annette Miller sold her family home at auction on Saturday, nine years after losing her husband in a mountain climbing tragedy at Mt Lindesay on the Queensland/New South Wales border.25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi.Mrs Miller was the first woman to climb Mt Tinbeerwah near Noosa on the Sunshine Coast and her husband Ross Miller was a professional rock climber with more than 20 years’ experience.Annette Miller at the auction of her Tarragindi home of 25 years.“Mountain climbing is about being out in nature, you forget everything except that square metre of rock in front of you and above you and it’s the challenge of whether you can ‘work the rock’,” Mrs Miller said.“And to do it with someone, like a soulmate or even a good friend, it’s an amazing experience because you’re both dependent on each other and your life is quite literally in the other person’s hands, there’s a lot of trust involved.”25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi is also 46 O’Neil Street, Moorooka as it has a two-street frontage and is positioned at the boundary of two suburbs.Their four-bedroom, architect-designed home at 25 Tamarang Street, Tarragindi is on a 45 degree slope next to Toohey Forest Park and is packed with memories from a lifetime of hiking and climbing together.“It’s taken me a long time to get to this point where I felt I could let go of the house,” Mrs Miller said. “Ross and I pretty much had our whole relationship here … he did all the gardening and he also built the rock climbing wall downstairs,” she said.Great views from the deck.Place Graceville agent Karen Simons took the 1980s-built, three-level home to auction with two active bidders but a vendor bid of $850,000 was needed to break the ice.Architect Leon Burton raised the bid to $900,000 and after a short volley of bids the house sold to Mr Burton for $1.075m.“There’s not that classic street appeal but internally, it’s like a chalet,” Mr Burton said of the 1499sq m property.Built like a Swiss Chalet.“We’re not quite as adventurous as (Ross Miller) was but we are very active and we love bushwalking and we did notice the rock climbing wall. We might set that up.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoMrs Miller has continued hiking and will travel to the Scenic Rim on the school holidays to be the Girraween National Park camp host.“You meet and greet campers and give them advice on where to go through the national parks,” she said.Annette and Ross met in 1990 while on a three day hike near Cunningham’s Gap in 1990.Their outdoor interests expanded to include cycling, skiing, rogaining, mountaineering and rock climbing.Their honeymoon in 1996 was a 20-day bushwalk in the spectacular West McDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory, including the world-famous Larapinta Trail.The Larapinta Trail in Central Australia.FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOKlast_img read more


first_imgPlanning applications for the main elements of the Mytholmroyd Flood Scheme have now been submitted, according to the Calderdale Council latest update.The residents can view plans of the Flood Alleviation Scheme and talk to the Environment Agency at its surgeries being held in the Community Centre from 12pm to 3pm on Tuesday and from 9am to 12pm Friday, reported the Council.According to the Council, traffic management will now be in place along Burnley Road in phases to complete the various parts of the flood defense scheme including construction of new flood walls, the relocation of Caldene Bridge, widening the river channel at key locations, and strengthening and waterproofing buildings next to the river.The £30 million flood scheme for Mytholmroyd has been developed by the Environment Agency in partnership with Calderdale Council, the local community, and partners.last_img read more


first_imgE.ON has launched its voluntary public takeover offer (PTO) for shares in innogy SE following the approval of the offer document by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority.The PTO is being made following the agreement between E.ON and RWE in March under which E.ON will acquire RWE’s 76.8 percent stake in innogy via a far-reaching exchange of assets and businesses.Under the agreement, the renewables businesses of E.ON and RWE would be brought together under the umbrella of RWE.Following the completion of the transaction, RWE will operate approximately 8GW of renewable energy assets, including offshore and onshore wind as well as hydro and photovoltaics.The two renewables businesses of more than 2,500 employees will be brought together within the RWE group alongside RWE’s existing segments, the companies said in March.The takeover offer is expected to close not before mid-2019, subject to certain closing conditions, including approval by the relevant antitrust and regulatory authorities.last_img read more


first_imgBeach replenishment operations, undertaken as a part of the ongoing restoration efforts in the San Elijo Lagoon, are now underway at the Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach, reports Build NCC.The City of Solana Beach confirmed yesterday that the sand pumping operations began Saturday, April 28th and are anticipated to take approximately four weeks to complete.During the works, crews will be pumping beach quality sand onto Fletcher Cove Beach located along South Sierra Avenue in the City of Solana Beach.“Beach replenishment operations will take place 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Crews will pump 146,000 cubic yards of sand from the lagoon and place it on Fletcher Cove Beach, continuing the process of replenishing a portion of the North County shoreline,” the City said.The city also added that during the beach replenishment, beach-goers can expect limited access around work areas and nearby residents and businesses can expect intermittent noise and lights.[mappress mapid=”25093″]last_img read more