“Oversized” Apartments Evolve In Chermside

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Property developer and fund manager OpenCorp is bringing luxury living to Brisbane’s north with its new $34m residential development ‘Evolve’ at 39-41 Thomas Street Chermside.  The 10-storey building is responding to demand from local-owner occupiers, particularly first home buyers and downsizers looking for a spacious, inner-city home. Evolve contains 72 ‘oversized’ apartments designed by Tonic Architects – the […]

Mirvac’s Sold Out Tullamore Settlements Start

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Settlements in the Doncaster community of Tullamore will commence this month, the first step towards the neighbourhood’s approximately 2000 residents moving in. To date, all 325 released lots in the 47 hectare development have been sold since going to market in May 2015. Tullamore will transform the former site of the Eastern Golf Club into […]

Sekisui House Acquires Key Site In Baulkham Hills

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Sekisui House Australia has acquired an 8.1 hectare site located beside the picturesque fairways of the Castle Hill Country Club in Baulkham Hills to develop a master-planned residential community. It was acquired for $210 million from a private owner. Positioned to benefit from considerable infrastructure investment in north west Sydney’s key growth corridor and at […]

Byron Bay Masterplan Adopted By Council

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The Byron Shire Council has adopted the Byron Bay Town Centre masterplan designed by landscape architecture and urban design practice McGregor Coxall, following an 8­–1 vote in favour of the scheme. The new Masterplan features: redesigned foreshore parkland pedestrian prioritised town centre and a focus on placemaking and the public domain reinvigorated newly defined Railway Square […]

Turnbull Promises City Deal For Western Sydney

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A re-elected Turnbull Coalition Government will partner with the NSW Baird Government in a City Deal for Western Sydney. Unveiling the partnership Mr Turnbull said Western Sydney City Deal was the single largest planning, investment and delivery partnership in Australian history. It addresses the two critical challenges for Western Sydney – stimulating job growth and […]

Project Focus: Azure Offers Front Runner In Hendra Terraces

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Launched early this month, the charmed and exclusive collection of 36 luxury terraced homes at Eton Edition in Brisbane’s acclaimed Hendra features resort-style living,  positioned around a central pool and entertainment area – the latest terraces from prestige developer Azure Development Group, with building to be completed by DNA. 10 Eton Edition terraces reportedly sold on the opening weekend. A blend […]

Riverfront Bonanza: Residential Plans Included In CBD Waterfront Sale

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The planned Quay residential development at 30 Herschel Street Brisbane stands on the last developable piece of Brisbane’s CBD riverfront land presenting a rare opportunity on a prime holding. As reported in The Australian Financial Review, Nielson Properties is selling the site with expectations it could sell for $60 million, with the property delivering a holding net income […]

Designing Intimate & Home-Like Spaces For Retirement Living

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ThomsonAdsett’s Sydney Studio Leader Rob Puflett talks about the importance of designing intimate and home-like spaces for retirement living. He also discusses the need for supporting institutional infrastructure and understanding the health-care model aged care is often based on. ThomsonAdsett is ranked the world’s second largest architecture firm in the global seniors living sector of […]

New Report Highlights Value Of Negative Gearing – Property Council

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A new analysis of the Australian residential property market would be a “sobering read” for policy makers considering making major changes to the tax treatment of residential housing, according to the Property Council of Australia (PCA). The CoreLogic report released last week shows over 2 million Australians own an investment property worth a total of $1.3 trillion. […]

Choosing Winning Appliances For Your Next Development

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Brad Street, Head of Winning Appliances Commercial, debunks common myths about the appliance and bathroom fitting selection process and reveals how the right appliances can add value to your development. Kitchens and bathrooms are the most important rooms within the home; alongside location they’re the most significant considerations influencing the purchasing behaviour for new homeowners, […]