August 18, 2017

Self-Managed Super Fund Property Investment Workshop a BIG Hit

There was a full house for the Self-Managed Super Fund Property Investment Workshop held on Tuesday the 15th of August by the team @ Real Estate in James Street Yeppoon.  Those that attended were pleased to hear from top local experts including Shane Nipperess from Centrepoint Finance, Tim Rivett from Robert Harris Rivett Lawyers and Mark Swaffield from Shanahan Swaffield Partners.  The speakers where obviously all passionate about Self-Managed Super, providing useful information from professionals that practice what they preach. ...


August 16, 2017

What do agents have to reveal about a home’s history?

If your walls could talk, what would they say? If you’ve bought a house from a real estate agent, you should already know the answer.

Under Australian common law, vendors and real estate agents are required to disclose any information considered to be a “material fact” to prospective property buyers. This includes instances that have occurred on a property such as murder, violent crime and even the suspected presence of ghosts.

“A material fact is a fact that would be important to a...


August 04, 2017

Who Is The Typical Investor In The Australian Property Market?

Contrary to the image a property investor might conjure up – a wealthy full-time property speculator – most residential investors in Australia don’t actually rely on it as their primary source of income.

In reality, Australia’s residential investment market is dominated by people who, having bought their own home, have moved onto buying an investment property. These small-scale investors own 83 per cent of all investment properties.

A typical rental housing investor is a high-income earner or family partnership, owning one or two dwellings...


August 03, 2017

New State Government program could see Causeway Lake redevelopment

The Causeway Lake has long been a key priority project that Livingstone Shire Council will soon be in a position to put forward for funding, thanks to a commitment from the State Government to include it in a major feasibility funding program.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the State Government Maturing the Infrastructure Pipeline Program (MIPP) is designed to advance concept plans like The Causeway Lake toward ‘shovel-ready’ status.

“The new State Government initiative could see The Causeway Lake ready for...


August 01, 2017

Winners and losers of Rocky's new $1b industry

A KEY economic assessment of the Australia-Singapore military training initiative has revealed the massive benefits the Rockhampton region is set to reap.

The KPMG study, released this week, found the initiative would result in around $2b invested in Queensland, with half of that in the Fitzroy area.

Here are 7 major findings from the report:

1. Jobs, jobs, jobs

This initiative would create up to 219 jobs for the Fitzroy region during the development phase and support up to 68 new jobs when the...


July 31, 2017

Details revealed of new roundabout for Rockhampton

Current Queensland Government concept plans for the work shows the huge roundabout at the Sterling Drive intersection, a few hundred metres north of Korte's Resort.

The roundabout and adjoining new bridge over Ramsay Creek are key parts of the $121m Bruce Hwy Northern Access Upgrade work.

The Palaszczuk Government has today released the 2017 update of the State Infrastructure Plan which underpins economic growth and supports jobs in Rockhampton.

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July 28, 2017

$250 Million North Queensland Stadium for North Queensland

North Queensland businesses are being urged to register ASAP for the first on-the-ground work on the $250 million North Queensland Stadium.

State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said subcontractors and suppliers are required to register again to be eligible for the 27 early works projects released last Friday by Watpac, the managing contractor for the North Queensland Stadium.

The $250 million North Queensland Stadium is a major economic stimulus and job creator for North Queensland and Townsville in particular. It is also a...


July 24, 2017

Job agency SEEK reports massive growth in mining positions

THE latest SEEK data has revealed there were 10.9 per cent more new job ads on SEEK this June than 12 months ago

Managing Director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, Michael Ilczynski, said the Australian labour market had continued to gain strength, and the mining, resource and energy industry enjoyed the fastest rate of advertising growth of all industries on SEEK this June.

"At a national level, job ads for the mining, resource and energy industry were up 84 per cent...


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