Jobs set to flow into Ipswich as Defence swells

Originally published: Ipswich First Ipswich is set to be a major player in the division of $270 billion in defence capability and infrastructure spending over the next decade. Of the record $270 billion in defence spending announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, there will be a $3 billion investment over the coming decade into the…

Jobs a priority as economic stimulus arrives in Ipswich

Originally published: City of Ipswich in June 2020 New playground works at the Redbank Plains Recreation Reserve are being considered for funding through the Queensland Government’s $200 million Unite and Recover COVID Works for Queensland program. Ipswich Mayor Teresa Harding met with Minister for Local Government Stirling Hinchliffe at Redbank Plains on Wednesday to discuss how…

Nicholas St update: Concreting for level 7 of new admin building completed

Originally published: Ipswich First Concreting of the floor on level seven of the new council administration building was completed last week as the Nicholas St redevelopment continues. Formwork for the first concrete pour on level eight is also underway. The focus for crews this week has been on installing precast concrete columns between level eight…

New Early Learning Centre for Greater Springfield

Original published: The Greater Springfield AS Greater Springfield continues to grow in population so does its offerings with Harmony Early Learning Centre recently announced as its latest addition. The Harmony Early Learning Journey childcare centre will be located on the corner of Spring Mountain Boulevard and Grande Ave, and will cater for age groups from…

Sekisui’s $1.5 billion masterplan vision for Ripley Town Centre

Original published: Shopping Center News Sekisui House Australia, is challenging traditional conventions of masterplanned communities by elevating the standard of economic, social and environmental sustainability to create the $1.5 billion masterplan vision for Ripley Town Centre. Private electric car share schemes, guest apartment share schemes and potentially the largest private community energy network in Queensland…

To buy or to sell: The real COVID-19 question

Originally published Smart Property Investment in May 2020 In the most recent episode of What’s Making Headlines with Phil Tarrant and Tom Panos, the hosts discussed the low levels of stock available right now, and how it’s influencing the buying and selling decisions of both owner-occupiers and investors. Mr Panos began by conceding that stock levels have been…

House prices up despite coronavirus, finds CoreLogic

Despite a sharp drop in market activity and a severe weakening in consumer sentiment, home price rises were recorded across most capital cities, driving national house prices up 0.3 per cent in April. But the national monthly pace of growth more than halved, dropping from 0.7 per cent in March. House prices saw their smallest…

Why now is the right time to buy a house

Originally published on Yahoo Finance in March 2020 With global stock markets swinging wildly from one extreme to the other as the coronavirus Covid-19 continues to spread, investors are feeling cold feet. But according to property experts, the tough economic climate could actually be viewed as a lucrative opportunity. “In times of economic upheaval and…

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.…