first_imgWHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “READERS POLL” question is: Do you feel that yesterdays Zoning Board of Appeals meeting was opened, fair and objective?Please take time and read our newest feature articles entitled “IU WOMEN’S-MENS SWIM AND DIVING TEAMS”.Also take time to read “BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS” posted in our sections.If you would like to advertise in the CCO please contact us City-County [email protected] County Observer has been serving our community for 15 years.Copyright 2015 City County Observer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribute.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

first_imgThe NAMB has opted to go with the Scottish Association of Master Bakers (SAMB) training providers, based on workplace training, delivered by accredited industry tutors and assessors.Gill Brooks-Lonican CEO of the NAMB told delegates: “The SAMB has got training and expertise in craft bakery, and is putting in place a series of contracts with the Learning and Skills Councils, which will enable them to fund vocational training in the workplace for English bakers and with English assessors.last_img read more

first_imgThe School of Artisan Food will be developing a full-time patisserie diploma and a suite of professional baking courses throughout 2012.The Nottinghamshire training establishment will be creating an advanced full-time patisserie course in the next year, the fourth element of its existing Advanced Diploma programme, including bakery, butchery and charcuterie, and dairy. The 10-month diploma will be the equivalent of an undergraduate degree and taught by a team of industry professionals.Sheila Russell, director of studies, said: “It will be an intense five-days-a-week course, requiring students to learn practical and theoretical elements, including business studies, food quality and culture.”last_img read more

first_imgBob Weir and Wolf Bros’ maiden voyage continues tonight, October 24th at Missoula, Montana’s Wilma Theatre. For a full list of upcoming dates, see below. For more information on the Bob Weir and Wolf Bros tour, head to Weir’s website.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros Upcoming Tour Dates:10/24 – Missoula, MT – Wilma Theatre10/26 – Salt Lake City, UT – Eccles Theater10/27 – Albuquerque, NM – Kiva Auditorium at the Albuquerque Convention Center10/29 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre10/31 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/1 – Chicago, IL – The Chicago Theatre11/5 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium11/6 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre11/8 – Syracuse, NY – Landmark Theatre11/9 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/10 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre11/12 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre11/13 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore11/15 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/16 – Boston, MA – Boch Center Wang Theatre11/18 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre11/19 – New York, NY – Beacon TheatreView All Tour DatesSetlist: Bob Weir And Wolf Bros | Moore Theatre | Seattle, WA | 10/23/2018Set One: Scarlet Begonias> Lay My Lily Down, Me And Bobby McGee, Little Red Rooster, Josephine, When I Paint My Masterpiece, Lost Sailor> Saint Of CircumstanceSet Two: Gonesville, Jack Straw, Bertha, Birdsong, Corrina> Wharf Rat, Throwing Stones, China Cat Sunflower> I Know You RiderEncore: Brokedown Palace Last night, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros made a stop at Seattle, WA’s Moore Theatre following a Tuesday night show at Portland, OR’s Keller Auditorium which featured Bob Weir, Jay Lane, and Don Was dusting off “Eternity” for the first time since 2002. In Seattle, the trio worked through Grateful Dead favorites, select tunes off Bob Weir’s Blue Mountain solo endeavor, and also welcomed a special guest on bagpipes.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros opened the first set with “Scarlet Begonias”, taking no time to settle into some delicate improvisational territory. Next, Bob Weir invited bagpiper Jori Chisholm to lend a helping hand on “Lay My Lily Down”, off of Weir’s 2016 Blue Mountain release. Weir and Chisholm share some history, as Chisholm sat in with Weir’s RatDog at a 2007 Seattle show.Regrouping back into their trio, Wolf Bros worked through a cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Me And Bobby McGee” before moving onto “Little Red Rooster” and the first take on Bobby & The Midnites “Josephine” since 2015. A cover of Bob Dylan’s “When I Paint My Masterpiece” followed, before the three-piece brought the first set to a close with a hearty “Lost Sailor” into “Saint Of Circumstance”, with Weir shining brightly on his signature sunburst Fender Stratocaster.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Lay My Lily Down” [Bobby & The Midnites][Video: caleb neal]Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “When I Paint My Masterpiece” [Bob Dylan cover][Video: Pete Smith]Following a brief set break, Bob Weir and Wolf Bros opened the second set with “Gonesville”, the second tune of the evening off of Blue Mountain. Next, Bobby led his bandmates through “Jack Straw” before continuing to crank up the heat, offering a ripping rendition of “Bertha”. “Bird Song” and “Corrina” led way to Chisholm joining the band for the second time of the evening, bringing his bagpipes into the mix for a unique and delicate take on “Wharf Rat”. Following Weir’s politically-driven “Throwing Stones”, he brought the second set to a close with a wholesome segue of “China Cat Sunflower” into “I Know You Rider” before “Brokedown Palace” served as the evening’s encore.Bob Weir and Wolf Bros – “Corrina”[Video: Pete Smith]last_img read more

first_imgLollapalooza will be expanding its festival empire over to Stockholm, Sweden next summer. The festival organizers will celebrate their inaugural Lollapalooza Stockholm event on June 28th and 29th next summer, and announced on Tuesday that their featured headlining performers for the new event will include Foo Fighters, rap superstar Travis Scott, pop anti-heroine Lana Del Rey, and Iranian/Swedish pop-folk artist Laleh, who will be ready to give her hometown fans the performance of a lifetime.The mid-tier artists found on the 2019 lineup include Bring Me The Horizon, The 1975, 2018 breakout rockers Greta Van Fleet, Billie Eilish, The Hives, Alan Walker, Mike Perry, Rebecca & Fiona, Sandra Mosh, Kungs, and Junior Brielle, just to name a few. The full listing of artists who were a part of the Tuesday’s lineup announcement can be referenced in the official poster seen below.Lollapalooza Stockholm will take place at the capital city’s park known as Gärdet. For the first year of the festival in the Scandinavian country, fans will be presented with performances across four stages over two days and nights, with non-musical features also including culinary selections, art, and much more. Stockholm is the sixth international location for the Lollapalooza franchise since initially launching out of Chicago back in 1991 by Jane’s Addiction singer Perry Farrell. Other cities throughout the world which regularly host their own version of Lollapalooza include Santiago, Sao Paulo, and Buenos Aires down in South America, and Berlin and Paris over in Europe. Fans down in South American can click here to check out the previously released 2019 lineups for the Latin American editions scheduled for next summer.One of the cool features of Lolla Stockholm is the event’s family-friendly Kidzapalooza, where children of attendees can enjoy their own mini-festival within the festival. There is no childcare at the event, so this program will provide kids and parents with more age-appropriate activities and music while the main event continues throughout the weekend. A full program lineup for Kidzapalooza will be released in the spring closer to the event in June.Fans can visit Lollapalooza Stockholm’s official website for more general info and ticket package options. Fans can also click here to explore the festival’s lineup through a more extensive interactive feature on their website.last_img read more

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas today signed into law a $595 million transportation bill at the Miller Brook Bridge project in Stowe. The fiscal year 2011 transportation budget contains record spending for bridge rehabilitation and repair, as well as record or near record sums for other transportation programs, including rail and paving.“These investments continue the strong commitment we’ve made to our physical infrastructure in recent years,” Governor Douglas said.  “This transportation budget will generously fund many priorities, such as paving, bridges and rail, and create jobs across the state.  I thank Chairman Mazza, Chairman Brennan and the Transportation committees, as well as Secretary Dill and his team at AOT, for their strong commitment to Vermont’s physical infrastructure.”The fiscal year 2011 bridge expenditure of $113.2 million is a record sum, and represents the first time the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s bridge budget has topped $100 million. This represents a $19.3 million increase (21 percent) over the previous high in fiscal year 2010.  In addition to all the work that will be done through the bridge appropriation, the transportation bill also funds an additional $5.8 million worth of town-highway structures grants. These are grants that will be awarded directly to towns for rehab, repair and replacement of both bridges and culverts. Combined, the grant program and state bridge budget are expected to fund the rehabilitation, reconstruction or maintenance of about 150 bridges statewide.“All of this work will allow us to continue to decrease Vermont’s number of structurally deficient bridges,” said Transportation Secretary David Dill.  In 2004, 11.2 percent of Vermont’s Interstate bridges were structurally deficient.  Today, just 7 percent are structurally deficient.  Similarly, in 2004, 18.5 percent of town highway bridges were structurally deficient, while today just 15.9 percent are structurally deficient.  All of the bridge work built into the new budget will allow us to reduce these numbers even more.”Other Transportation Bill highlights include $93.4 million for paving which will help Vermont Agency of Transportation resurface about 300 miles of roadway this construction season, and $51.7 million for railroad improvements, including $5 million for continued AMTRAK rail passenger service on the Vermonter and Ethan Allen lines as well as $26 million to begin track and bridge upgrades to increase train speeds for the Vermonter.Full details regarding the transportation bill, which also includes $24.7 million for public transit services, can be found on the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s website at www.aot.vt.us(link is external).Source: Governor’s office. 5.26.2010###last_img read more

first_imgBY GRAHAM AVERILLClick here for a MapHow much is the view of a forest worth? If you’re talking about the view of the Globe Forest in North Carolina’s High Country, it’s worth hundreds of millions. The 25,000-acre tract of land is an integral part of the sweeping views that tourists see from Grandfather Mountain, the town of Blowing Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway alone brings $150 million annually to Watauga County, and the Globe Forest is a significant chunk of the quintessential mountain vistas that tourists come to see.Not surprisingly, when the U.S. Forest Service proposed logging the area in 2006, the local community immediately balked. The timber sale was proposing to plunder their most valuable economic resource. In response, the town council of Blowing Rock proposed turning the Globe and its surrounding ecosystem into the Grandfather National Scenic Area (GNSA), a federal designation that would preserve the viewshed by permanently protecting the 25,000-acre forest from commercial logging.“The GNSA was originally proposed as an environmental initiative, but really, it’s a matter of economic development, which is why it has such massive support from the community,” says Chris Joyell, campaign coordinator for Wild South, the environmental organization that’s putting its weight behind the proposal.Establishing the Grandfather National Scenic Area would take an act of Congress, and currently, there is no bill proposed in the House to that end. In fact, the two Congressional delegates who represent the districts of the proposed scenic area—Virginia Foxx (R) and Patrick McHenry (R)—don’t currently support the designation. They’ve refused to introduce a scenic area bill, even though the designation has massive support among their voters. However, the two candidates running against the incumbents in November—Roy Carter (D) and Daniel Johnson (D)—have fallen all over themselves to support the scenic area. Carter has even said it would be the first bill he introduces if he’s elected to Congress.“We have a lot of momentum right now,” Joyell says. “The congressional sponsor is the domino we need to fall. It’s a bill that would cost the taxpayers absolutely nothing while bringing money and jobs to the region.”Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service is moving forward with the proposed Globe timber sale, although they have softened the scope of the logging within that particular project. The original Globe timber sale called for 212 acres of logging, 100 acres of which focused on stands of old growth. The Forest Service has removed the old growth from the sale and is promising to keep the visual impacts of the logging at a minimum.The local community, however, isn’t quick to believe the promises of the Forest Service. Fifteen years ago, the Forest Service clearcut large portions of the Globe and surrounding areas, drastically marring the views seen from Blowing Rock.“I remember hearing tourists refer to the last timber cut in the Globe as ‘a bad haircut,’” says John Wilson, whose family owns the actual Blowing Rock. “Tourism has already been hit hard by high gas prices and tough economic times, and tension between the Forest Service and the High Country community rise when a timber cut is proposed in an area like this where tourism and visual quality are so important.”Terry Seyden, information officer for the U.S. Forest Service, has assured the community that the clear-cutting that so many fear is no longer a common practice of the Forest Service in sensitive areas like the Globe. “This project calls for small cuts, 11 acres in size, where we leave enough trees so that in a lot of cases, you can’t even tell where we’ve logged. With our timber practices now, the cuts blend much better than they used to. And they address the needs of the overall forest health in terms of wildlife habitat creation and wildland fire risk reduction.”What the Forest Service’s logging practices don’t take into account, however, is recreation. Currently, there’s only one official trail that explores the 25,000 acres in question. An expanded trail system would draw even more tourism dollars to the High Country.The Forest Service says it is open to maximizing the recreation potential in the area. “We want to have a discussion about the existing recreation opportunities and what possibilities we have to enhance recreation in that area. We have a constrained budget, but any time we can work with organized groups to help meet those recreation needs, everyone wins.”last_img read more

first_img Innovation,  Jobs That Pay,  Press Release,  Results,  Workforce Development Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today announced the award of $2 million in reemployment funding to 10 Strategic Innovation grants across the commonwealth to support the state’s Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Combined State Plan.“These funds promote the development of workforce skills for employees statewide by employing creative and innovative workforce development strategies,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “Strategic Innovation grants not only expand the state’s pipeline of workers for targeted industry sectors, but also promote increased employment opportunities for Pennsylvanians with barriers to employment to obtain jobs that pay.”Approved through the Department of Labor & Industry, Strategic Innovation grants work to improve the connection and responsiveness of workforce programs to the demand side of the labor market, and increase public-private investment in critical skills through multi-employer workforce partnerships.“Establishing career pathways as a route for career advancement and development provides expanded employment opportunities for commonwealth residents,” said Sec. Manderino. “Engaging employers directly ensures that we can quickly address any skills gaps in order to meet current and future employment needs.”A $300,000 grant was awarded to the South Central Workforce Development Board (SCPa Works) to design and implement rigorous, high-quality integrated education and training (IET) programs, which will combine basic-skills instruction with training for a specific occupation or industry, beginning in the fall 2017 semester.  SCPa Works will partner with the Lancaster Workforce Development Board, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, the Literacy Council of Lancaster-Lebanon, Harrisburg Area Community College, and the Career and Technology Centers in Lancaster and Lebanon counties. This project will target education and training programs in Lancaster and Lebanon counties for occupations designated “high priority,” and where data indicates higher dropout rates from training programs.“The integrated education and training (IET) model is a promising practice across the country that we believe will greatly benefit South Central Pennsylvania residents,” said Chief Executive Officer of SCPa Works Jesse McCree.  “By providing adult education and literacy services concurrently with contextual workforce preparation activities, we can help build strong career pathways that leads to better economic mobility.”For a full list of grantees and brief summaries of the funded projects, visit http://www.dli.pa.gov/Businesses/Workforce-Development/grants/Documents/2017%20Strategic%20Innovation%20Grant%20Awardees.pdf.Following is a list of Strategic Innovation grant winners and amounts awarded by local workforce development boards:Berks County Workforce Development Board – A $195,000 grant was awarded to provide entry and intermediate-level skills to adult job seekers with barriers to employment, and underemployed workers.Chester County Workforce Development Board – A $240,000 grant was awarded to the Internship Institute to hire veterans as its “TrainingCorps,” who then train employers and recruit interns.Delaware County Workforce Development Board – A $198,067 grant was awarded to utilize virtual and augmented reality to provide important instructional experiences for an ever-expanding list of fields that include healthcare, skilled trades, advanced manufacturing, and advanced technology.Luzerne-Schuylkill Workforce Development Board – A $70,000 grant was awarded to improve basic skills and prepare individuals to take and pass the apprenticeship exam and interview; make apprenticeship programs more accessible to youth, women, minorities, dislocated workers, and under employed adults; and, promote the diverse benefits of skilled, technical careers in Northeast Pennsylvania.North Central Workforce Development Board – A $170,000 grant was awarded to provide training to 75 participants that will lead to an industry recognized credential and work-based learning, or employment.Northern Tier Workforce Development Board – A $139,000 grant was awarded to assist individuals who have been disengaged from the workforce due to incarceration, or other barriers contributing to long-term unemployment, in gaining the skills and tools needed to be productive and successful in their community.Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board – A $177,933 grant was awarded to provide 90 participants with an opportunity to earn a total of five industry recognized credentials, including three industry recognized and portable professional certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.South Central Workforce Development Board – A $300,000 grant was awarded to build an integrated education and training model in South Central Pennsylvania, which will combine basic skills instruction with training for a specific occupation or industry, beginning in the fall 2017 semester.Three Rivers Workforce Development Board – A $210,000 grant was awarded to launch individuals into viable careers in technology by providing initial short-term training that results in job placement and provide support to the new hires to continue gaining more expertise and employment stability through additional educational credentials.Tri-County Workforce Development Board – A $300,000 grant was awarded to foster career pathway development in manufacturing and health care utilizing basic industry skills and pre-apprenticeship training to create two employer councils (one for each industry), which will be responsible for creating a career pathway to lead from basic skills training for entry-level employment to training needs for advanced positions. Governor Wolf Announces $2 Million in Strategic Innovation Grants to Promote Workforce Development Initiatives SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img May 31, 2017last_img read more

first_imgThe outdoor entertaining area at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.There are three good-sized bedrooms and the revamped bathroom is light and bright. Outside, there is a covered and paved entertainment area and a fully-fenced in-ground swimming pool. There is also a separate studio with VJ walls, timber ceiling and carpet floors. The home at 8 Josephine St, RedcliffeTHIS charming cottage with character features and an east-of-Oxley address is going under the hammer in a quiet Redcliffe street. The three-bedroom home at 8 Josephine St has been Jacqueline Hemsworth’s home since she purchased the property in 2000. Ms Hemsworth said she fell in love with the quaint character of the home combined with a location close to schools at Scarborough and Redcliffe. The dining room at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019The home has a north-easterly aspect and is on a fully fenced 455sq m block with a carport and established lawns and gardens. Inside there are VJ walls, timber floorboards and high ceilings. There are two living areas — one at the front and one at the back of the home — along with a separate dining room and a big kitchen with plenty of bench and cupboard space. One of the living areas at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.“The lounge room would be my favourite part of the home because it has plenty of windows to catch the morning sun and sea breezes,” she said. “And because the home is so close to the water, we have many lovely memories of family time at the beach and in the pool.” Since owning the property, Ms Hemsworth has renovated the bathroom and upgraded the outdoor living area. The pool and studio at 8 Josephine St, Redcliffe.The home is in a friendly neighbourhood just a short stroll to the Esplanade and Queens Beach. “The neighbours are all friendly — they’re always happy to say good morning,” Ms Hemsworth said.The property is being marketed by Jenny Kunst of Harcourts Sales Redcliffe and will be auctioned on July 1 at 11.30am.last_img read more

first_imgDee Brough has an investment property in Brisbane CBD.SAVVY investors would be wise to follow in the footsteps of Queensland’s treasurer and buy property near mega-projects such as Cross River Rail and Brisbane Metro, new research shows.Research from Place Advisory reveals house prices in suburbs like Albion, Woolloongabba and East Brisbane are set to spike as a result of improved public transport and longer term regentrification as a result of the city’s multibillion-dollar infrastructure pipeline. A concept drawing of the new underground Woolloongabba station set to be constructed as part of the Cross River Rail project.Place Advisory residential research director Lachlan Walker said it was hard to put an exact number on the potential impact, but house prices within a 1km radius of new public transport nodes could increase by seven per cent to eight per cent — potentially 50 per cent more than the average price growth expected for Brisbane as a whole over the next few years. Some real estate agents say price growth could be as much as 20 per cent for houses in the suburbs directly impacted. Suburbs like Albion are set to benefit from upcoming infrastructure projects.But Mr Walker said the benefits were not likely to start to be seen until six to 12 months after the projects’ completion.Jackie Trad, who is the minister in charge of the Cross River Rail, is in hot water over failing to publicly declare the purchase of a Woolloongabba house that stands to rise in value thanks to its proximity to the $5.4 billion project.Ms Trade has vowed to sell the property for the same price that she and her husband paid for it. Records show they bought it for $695,500 in March this year. This property at 48 Abingdon St, Woolloongabba, was purchased by the Queensland Deputy Premier Jackie Trad. Image: AAP/Josh Woning. Deputy Premier Jackie Trad during Question Time in Parliament House in Brisbane. Image: AAP/Jono Searle.But Ms Trad may no longer be able to take advantage of her investment, property investors are being urged to start researching the areas around the study path for projects like Cross River Rail and the $944 million Brisbane Metro.“For the investor, there’s no better time than now to start looking,” Mr Walker said.“These suburbs stand to have significant future benefit.“I’d be looking at the best value properties in those areas.”Mr Walker said those projects would also encourage redevelopment and regentrification in the suburbs they impacted. Place Advisory residential research director Lachlan Walker.Property Pursuit director and buyers agent Meighan Hetherington said she had been looking closely at a number of properties for clients in the areas due to be impacted by the Cross River Rail project.But Ms Hetherington said improvements to access to good public transport was not the “be all and end all” when it came to price growth for surrounding properties.“I would caution people to be very wary of being too close to the study path (of the Cross River Rail),” Ms Hetherington said. This house at 17 Camden St, Albion, is for sale. Albion house prices are set to benefit from the Cross River Rail project.She said investors should look at properties between 500m and 1km of the new stations proposed for the Cross River Rail, with freehold houses preferable to apartments.“I would differentiate between two bedroom apartments largely built for investors and three bedroom, larger apartments, which are sought-after by downsizers,” she said.“There is good demand from downsizers for larger apartments that are well located.” This four-bedroom house at 8 Blackall Tce, East Brisbane, is for sale for offers over $995,000 and stands to benefit from the Cross River Rail project.Ms Hetherington pointed to the Transapex project, which saw the convergence of the airport tunnel and northern bus way around the Kedron area in Brisbane’s inner north, as an example of how Cross River Rail’s impact on local real estate might play out.“Our analysis was that the improvement in access would prove a real benefit to local property and indeed you can see this in 2012 and 2013, with house prices performing above the Brisbane metro average,” she said. A concept drawing of the new underground Roma Street station set to be constructed as part of the Cross River Rail project.But Ms Hetherington said she only expected property prices impacted by the Cross River Rail to outperform the rest of the market by two per cent to three per cent.Summer Mitchell of Place Estate Agents – Woolloongabba said she had buyers specifically looking for properties in the suburbs of East Brisbane and Woolloongabba with a view to capitalising on the incoming infrastructure.“I think savvy investors and homeowners are realising property in these areas will, in time, increase in price due to the fact they will have world-class infrastructure surrounding them,” Ms Mitchell said.“The main driver for this area is Cross River Rail.“That will offer residents a ‘turn up and go’ service with a three minute commute to the city.”Ms Mitchell said she expected around 20 per cent price growth over the next three to five years in suburbs impacted by the new infrastructure. “I believe certain suburbs will see more than that and I think East Brisbane will be one of them,” she said. This two-bedroom apartment at 4/68 Longlands St, East Brisbane, is available for offers over $379,000.Brisbane resident Dee Brough is looking to buy another investment property to capitalise on the city’s impending infrastructure boom and increasing population.Mrs Brough and her husband already own an apartment in Brisbane’s CBD, but would like to invest in a townhouse or freehold terrace house in a city fringe suburb like Woolloongabba, Highgate Hill or Dutton Park.“I think property in Brisbane is on the move and I personally think this is the time to buy in,” Mrs Brough said.“We have done a bit of research in regards to what’s happening with infrastructure changes and population growth, and there’s going to be more demand I think for properties in the CBD and outer edge of the CBD to be able to house people.” This four-bedroom house at 12 Leamington St, Woolloongabba, is for sale and set to benefit from the Cross River Rail project.Your Property Your Wealth director and buyers agent Daniel Walsh said Brisbane’s major infrastructure program would boost the local economy and make the city more attractive to property investors.“The Sunshine State is also welcoming thousands of new interstate migrants every month and many of these new ‘locals’ have sold in the most expensive southern markets so have money to spend,” Mr Walsh said.“I believe that between now and when interest rates hit zero that Brisbane will be the strongest market in the land. “Part of this reason for my thinking is that the Brisbane market was poised to take off just before the APRA lending crackdown ground it to an unnecessary halt. “Now that that handbrake has been released, it’s kicking into gear once more.” INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS UNDER CONSTRUCTIONProject Expected completion Estimated costBrisbane Metro 2023 $944 millionCross River Rail 2024 $5.4 billionBrisbane International Cruise Terminal 2020 $150 millionWynnum Road Corridor 2020 $128 millionKingsford Smith Drive upgrade 2020 $650 million WHERE TO BUY TO BENEFIT FROM BRISBANE’S MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PIPELINEMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoBRISBANE METRO:Property type Suburb to Median price Neighbouring suburb Neighbouring suburb benefit most median priceHouses West End $910,000 Highgate Hill $1.252 million Apartments Red Hill $312,500 Brisbane city $596,000 Property type Suburb to Median price Neighbouring suburb Neighbouring suburb benefit most median priceHouses Albion $760,000 Hamilton $1.24 million Apartments Woolloongabba $312,500 Brisbane city $596,000CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL:Property type Suburb to Median price Neighbouring suburb Neighbouring suburb benefit most median priceHouses Albion $760,000 Ascot $1.345 million Apartments Ascot $433,000 Hamilton $462,000WYNNUM ROAD CORRIDOR UPGRADE:Property type Suburb to Median price Neighbouring suburb Neighbouring suburb benefit most median priceHouses East Brisbane $835,000 Kangaroo Point $941,500 Apartments East Brisbane $330,000 Woolloongabba $511,950KINGSFORD SMITH DRIVE UPGRADE:Property type Suburb to Median price Neighbouring suburb Neighbouring suburb benefit most median priceHouses Albion $760,000 Hamilton $1.24 million Apartments Hamilton $462,000 Newstead $640,000(Source: Place Advisory) CROSS RIVER RAIL: last_img read more