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...


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...


February 06, 2018

PropertyMe Feature Spotlight: Owners Portal

According to a survey conducted by, communication with tenants and owners is the top driver for property management success. That’s where the Owners Portal comes in!

Not only does the Owner Portal streamline communication to keep your owners in the loop but it also simplifies your workload by increasing transparency and efficiency.

Without further ado, let’s dive into this month’s PropertyMe Feature Spotlight on the Owners Portal:

What is the Owners Portal?

The Owners Portal is an area...


February 01, 2018

Different types of leases

Consider the future of your business when choosing your business premises and investigating the lease. Does your business need the flexibility of a month-to-month lease or the stability of a long-term lease?

Short-term renting

Short-term renting gives you flexibility - if you expect your business to grow significantly you can rent small premises initially and move into a bigger location as you expand. However, your landlord can ask you to leave at short notice; having to find new premises could slow the...


January 30, 2018

Does a Slowdown in the Sydney Housing Market Necessarily Mean a Pick-Up in Brisbane?

The Sydney housing market is starting to slow following more than five years of strong increases in dwelling values.  As the Sydney market slows there could be some upside for other housing markets where capital gains have been more sustainable and rental yields are higher.  Australia’s third largest city, Brisbane, has recently garnered more attention as a candidate for improved housing market conditions.   In this week’s blog we look at the historic relationship between housing market growth in Sydney...


January 11, 2018

Rocky real estate rise: 3 coal projects inject $330m into CQ

CONFIDENCE has finally returned to Rockhampton's housing market as real estates prepare for "steady growth” forecast in the region.

According to leading realtor group, Raine and Horne, Central Queensland's house affordability was a major appeal for owner-occupiers as house prices in the region started at less than the stamp duty on inner-city homes.

Owner of Mr Real Estate, Jason Rayner, already felt the movement among buyers, recording his busiest December yet by "selling two homes everyday”.

"There has been a vast improvement in...


December 15, 2017

Rockhampton Tops Burleigh as Hot Holiday Destination

SUMMER is usually spent by the beach for most Queenslanders but new research reveals the Beef Capital is quickly emerging as a new travel hotspot this holiday season.

New data from reveals Rockhampton topped Burleigh Heads as one of the most in-demand regions this summer break for Queensland travellers.

In a search-based study by the popular holiday website, accommodation searches for Rocky have sky-rocketed, increasing 55 per cent since last year.Capricorn Enterprise chief executive Mary Carroll said the popularity increase was...


December 13, 2017

Is It Just a Laundry?

Is a laundry really important to buyers? I am no domestic goddess so for me personally when buying a home, I have never considered a laundry to be important. In fact, I have been known to say the less room it takes up the better. However, after working the all-day every day and seeing some very nice laundries, I have come to the conclusion that there when it comes to laundries there are 2 kinds of buyers. 

  1. Those that demand an amazing practical,...


December 06, 2017

Selling Your Home Over the Summer Holidays.

While the temperature is not the only thing heating up this summer, so too is the property market. However, selling your home over the busy holiday season can come with some unique issues.

Christmas Decorations
It’s better not to have Christmas decoration up when taking the photos as it will detract from the home itself and will show how long the property has been on the market if it hasn’t sold by the new year.

One of the joys of living at...


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