Queensland reports ‘solid’ rental stats

Originally Published on Smart Property Investment in May 2020 Fresh research coming out of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland (REIQ) has shown a relatively stable start for residential rental vacancy rates, despite the perceived effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest rental vacancy rate data issued by the REIQ shows the state’s overall quarterly…

Council and West Moreton Health join forces on COVID-19 front lines

Originally Published on Ipswich First in April 2020 Ipswich City Council staff have answered the call from the West Moreton Public Health Unit for assistance. The West Moreton Public Health Unit conducts contact tracing, which along with physical distancing, has been a powerful combination in flattening the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic here in Ipswich.…

Nicholas St update: External glass installed for new library

Originally Published on Ipswich First in April 2020 The installation of external glass for the new Ipswich Library in the Nicholas St precinct is all but complete. Crews on the Nicholas St redevelopment continue to make good progress with about 160 workers across the site. In the past week, as well as installing the external…

Two new roads to connect 9,000 Queensland homes

Originally published on Infrastructure Magazine in April 2020 The Queensland Government has invested $20 million to extend local road networks in the Ripley Valley as part of its Catalyst Infrastructure Program. The funding will enable the construction of two new roads in the Ripley Valley priority development area (PDA), ensuring more affordable land is available…

New $20 million roads to open up more land in growth area

Originally published on The Queensland Times in April 2020 THE State Government is investing $20 million to extend local road networks in the booming Ripley Valley. Funding through the Catalyst Infrastructure Program is being used to construct two new roads in the Ripley Valley priority development area. It will allow 8900 new homes to be…

New bridge nears completion

Originally publish on Ipswich First in April 2020 A new single-lane, steel bridge on Ripley Road is nearing completion with the structure lifted into place earlier this month. A 220 tonne capacity crane was brought in to install two 22 tonne girders that were constructed offsite to expedite the project’s delivery. The lifts went smoothly…

New ward announced for Ipswich Hospital

Originally publish on Ipswich First in April 2020 Ipswich locals will soon benefit from a new $25 million, 26 bed ward at Ipswich Hospital. Member for Ipswich West Jim Madden said construction work will start mid-2020 and doors will be opened in time for next year’s flu season. “This project, and the planned 50-bed Mental…

The Reserve update

Originally published on The Lions Funding for The Reserve has been deeded by our government partners, ensuring it will proceed as planned. Amid all the current angst and uncertainty, the Club, AFL and indeed country are currently facing, it’s wonderful to be able to share some good news with our loyal members, fans and partners.…

Coles hires across southwest with 75 more jobs to fill

Originally published on The Courier Mail Coles has announced it has created new jobs at Springfield and across Brisbane’s southwest, with more vacancies still on offer. Coles has announced it has created 12 new jobs in Greater Springfield and 64 new jobs across Brisbane’s southwest suburbs, with another 75 positions still on offer. A Coles…