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April 19, 2018

Livingstone mayor glad to see Tower moving on GKI

LIVINGSTONE Shire mayor Bill Ludwig was pleased hear of Tower Holdings' announcing their intention to sell the hotel and marina components of their Great Keppel Island development.

Cr Ludwig has become progressively impatient over the 10 years since the Sydney-based property developers unceremoniously closed the GKI main resort

Last October, he called out Tower saying they had been given every support and encouragement from council and the community and now was the time for them to either get on with the job...

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April 11, 2018

Property Buyers Expectations Are Changing

On reflection of the last six months (August 2017 to February 2018) the sales super stars of @ Real Estate have achieved amazing results with 54% of all house sales at full list price or higher and on average sold in 29 days. These amazing results demonstrate changes in consumer behaviour, as well as a changing market here on the beautiful Capricorn Coast. As buyers change the way they search for their new home, their expectations are rising too.  Our statistics show that...

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April 10, 2018

New to the Capricorn Coast? 7 Most Common Questions New Residence Ask, Answered

Moving or buying in a new area can not only be exciting, but can sometimes be scary. Below we answer 7 of the most common questions asked by new residence;

 1. Is it safe to swim at the beach?
The short answer is most locals will swim all year round. Like all beaches it is recommended that you swim between the flags.

2. Are there sand flies / midges / mosquitos?
Once again the short answer is they don’t really bother locals....

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March 22, 2018

Switch in 5

Troy, is one of the owners and the Property Manager at @ Real Estate. He has developed the Switch In 5 system, which is a simple process put in place for Land Lords looking to switch agencies to a new Property Manager and it only take 5 minutes. 

There is a range of reasons why you may be looking to change agencies to a new property manager such as;

•             Lack of Communication

•             High fee’s

•             Lack of Maintenance and control 

If you are...

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March 15, 2018

Smart City technology to advance Yeppoon Town Centre

Yeppoon’s Town Centre is set to become more energy efficient, safe and technologically advanced thanks to a $200,000 Smart Cities and Suburbs grant from the Australian Government.

Mayor Bill Ludwig said the Yeppoon Town Centre Smart Precinct project aims to provide smart LED street lighting, further access to free WiFi, data capture and analytics, local vendor advertising, smart waste sensors, interactive digital placemaking features, a smart kiosk and other smart technologies that will complement the newly constructed Local Disaster Coordination Centre...

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March 14, 2018

See what your Central Qld home is worth: State comparison

ROCKHAMPTON is still the best place in the state to get bang for your buck according to a just released property report.

The Real Estate Institute Queensland's Market Monitor for the September quarter of this year provides a revealing commentary on real estate trends across the state and how our local region is tracking.

According to the report, Rockhampton's housing market has faced unprecedented downward pressure on prices positioning the region as the most affordable house market of the areas analysed by...

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March 13, 2018

Booming coking coal prices leads the way to jobs for CQ

CENTRAL Queensland is in the midst of a metallurgical coal rush and the new Queensland Government is set to cash in.

Also known as coking coal, the commodity, which was an essential ingredient for steel production, has surged 33 per cent in price since the start of November to a seven month high of $US236 per tonne.

News Corp analyst John McCarthy said Queensland's new Treasurer Jackie Trad was poised to reap a potential $1.8b budget windfall, largely because of the increasing...

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March 07, 2018

Parliament passes new depreciation legislation

The Treasury Laws Amendment (Housing Tax Integrity) Bill 2017 passed through Parliament November 15 which means owners of second-hand residential properties will be ineligible to claim depreciation on certain assets.
Thousands of property investors will be impacted, with an average loss of around $4236 per year in depreciation related deductions over the first five years of ownership.

However, there is no change to capital works rules. These deductions typically make up between 85 to 90 per cent of an investors’ total...

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February 09, 2018

Mega farm to boost Plane Creek Mill

A 2300-hectare cane farm at Clairview, south of Mackay, could help Singapore-based multinational Wilmar deliver on an ambitious plan to increase throughput at Plane Creek Mill by 23 per cent.

The miller wants to increase the volume of cane crushed by the mill from the 1.171million tonnes processed this season to 1.6million tonnes over the next five years.

Part of the reason for a recent decline was a drop in the area under cane.

Farmers moved to other industries, such as cattle, as...

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February 08, 2018

Yeppoon's dream lagoon takes shape

YEPPOON'S eagerly anticipated lagoon project is rapidly taking shape as Livingstone Shire Council offers expressions of interest for tenancies.

The pavilion building, which is under construction, will overlook the new swimming lagoon as part of the Yeppoon Foreshore and Town Centre Revitalisation project.

It will feature a wraparound balcony on the upper level, with glass walls offering expansive views of the Keppel islands.

The top level will feature a restaurant as well as reception, bar and balcony areas while the ground floor has...

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