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Entire Queensland town still on market for $750k

first_imgThe Queensland town for sale for less than the price of the average home in Sydney remains on the market for offers over $750,000.Reports over the weekend suggested the town was under contract, but Julie Sutton, Principal with Sutton Nationwide Realty Gin Gin, tells realestate.com.au that the contract did not go ahead and the property is now back on the market.The tiny town of Allies Creek in Monogorilby, located over 200km north-west of Brisbane includes 16 homes, a water treatment plant, a mill and a dam with a pontoon and it is still for sale.“It’s such a bargain, that’s the thing,” Sutton says.The current owner had reduced the price to $750,000 — some $30,000 less than you would pay for a house in Sydney – but Sutton insists offers now need to be above that price.According to CoreLogic RP Data, the median sale price for a home in Sydney in April was $780,000.This is one of 16 houses included in the sale of the town.Allies Creek in Monogorilby has been owned and operated for years by an unnamed married couple, with the passing of one partner resulting in the other looking to move on.The remaining owner is “a bit overwhelmed” at all the media attention the town has generated in the past week, Sutton says.But Allies Creek is an “extremely profitable” business.“It has commercial rent as well we residential…the possibilities are endless.  It could hold fantastic music festivals, it could be for groups that have large camp outs, it could be for a Scout club or group to own, it could possibly be set up as a caravan site.  It’s just endless what you could do with this place,” she says.Italian dream: A look at the Tuscan village for sale for €40mA look at some of the machinery included in the sale.Some of the town’s 16 houses – made up of two, three and four bedroom properties – are currently tenanted.That small population is likely to soon grow.“There would be a minimum of six, seven houses rented out at this stage. But with new fruit pickers coming into the area that have just been moved there, over 300 of them, that could be changing, obviously,” she says.Video: Town for saleVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:32Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:32 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQueensland town for bargain price02:33In addition to those homes, the school, church hall, water treatment plant and power station, there is also an old mill and a collection of machinery included in the sale.“It was (home to) a decommissioned saw mill. That could be up and running again because it’s certainly got the equipment and sheds there for it.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“The machinery is just unbelievable. It’s unbelievable what’s going with this property,” Sutton says.There is a large dam with a pontoon, walk out bridge and private canopy.The 16ha town sits on five titles and includes street lights, running water, Telstra connections to each home, a caravan park and groomed parkland.Wedding business: This Tasmanian village could be all yours An old church hall and school are also included in the sale.While the town has been on the market since last September, the price drop in March has attracted interested parties from around the world.“It’s crazy, it’s just been absolutely crazy.“I’ve had (calls) from every state in Australia.  I’ve had these viral reporters (call) who are very, very interested from Hong Kong, Ireland, Scotland, New York,” she says.last_img read more

October 6, 2020 0

40km/h school speed limit urged

first_imgWairarapa Times-Age 1 Feb 2012More organisations are joining the call around the country to have the speed limit dropped to 40km/h around schools, especially buses, as children prepare to go back to school. Family First is supporting similar calls from groups such as Rural Women NZ, the NZ Society of Paediatric Surgeons, Safe Kids, NZ Automobile Association, the National Council for Women of NZ and the NZ School Trustees Association. National director Bob McCoskrie said there had been far too many injuries and deaths around school gates and buses, and perhaps many more near-misses. “Many drivers may be completely unaware of the speed limit of 20km/h when passing buses dropping off children, and more needs to be done to raise awareness and enforce this limit, especially considering that in rural areas, the open speed limit can be up to 100km/h,” he said. “It should be standard practice for all buses to have an active 20km/h sign alerting passing motorists …” Mr McCoskrie described the situation as a tragedy waiting to happen.http://www.times-age.co.nz/news/40km-h-school-speed-limit-urged/1256889/last_img read more

September 27, 2020 0

‘NLO’s Visit to IDP Camp Will Produce More Football Stars’

first_imgFemi SolajaThe Executive Secretary of Benue State Internal Displaced People (IDP) Emmanuel Antswen, has commended the officials of National League One (NLO) who visited the camp last week to donate sporting equipment to the displaced citizens.He said the visit from the sports family will motivate some of the youths in the camp to start a new life and their future can be a success story like that of Chelsea FC star, Victor Moses and Nura Mohammed. Moses was said to have been a victim of displaced citizens some years ago during the outbreak of religious riot in Southern Kaduna and his potentials in the round leather game exiled him to United Kingdom and today he is a first team player of the both the Super Eagles and FC Chelsea in the English Premiership.Another football star, Nura Mohammed, is also an internally displaced citizen. He was a victim of Boko Haram insurgency in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. He took to plying his skills in football on the streets of Maiduguri before being spotted.He grew up as an orphan in the city having lost both parents before he was six years old. Football was the only succour for him.He enjoyed playing the game with some of his childhood friends.Mr. Antswen urged other public agencies and philanthropists to emulate the unique gesture shown by NLO.“We are more impressed with their visit because aside educational reliefs that we have received in abundant, sports is another way for most of the displaced youths to begin a new life with the cases of Victor Moses and Nura Mohammed as classical examples.“This is a good way for them to starting a new life and you people have shown us that we can use sports to enable them rediscovered their potentials and of all those who had visited and commiserate with us, I think NLO stands unique,” he remarked.The NLO delegation was led by its Chairman, Mohammed Alkali, Chief Executive Officer, Ahmed Kawu, and the Chief Operating Officer of the league body, Olushola OgunnowoThe items were received at the state’s Emergency Agency warehouse,The state agency headed by Special Assistant to Benue State government on Emergency, Emmanuel Antswen, took the delivery of the items.In his response, the NLO chairman, said this is the only little way NLO can contribute to the development of these youths in IDP camps, this will encourage them to pick up their life and believe that all is not lost.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

September 8, 2020 0

Boateng scores and sees red in Milan win

first_imgKevin-Prince Boateng scored as he helped AC Milan come from a goal to win 3-1 against Catania in the Serie A on Friday but was red-carded.Milan recovered from an 11th minute opener by Catania as Boateng scored in between Stephan El Shaarawy’s second-half double.The Ghanaian put Milan in front in the 57th though with a spectacular long-range strike at a time when Catania, eight minutes before had been reduced to ten men.Boateng was sent off late on after picking a straight red card in the last minute.The win moves Milan up to seventh place on 21 points, 11 adrift of leaders Juventus who have Ghana international Kwadwo Asamoah on their books.last_img read more

August 28, 2020 0

Greg Olsen’s slow move to the Fox NFL broadcast booth is now complete

first_imgThe move Greg Olsen and Fox Sports have been projecting for years is now official, according to the New York Post. The 35-year-old tight end will join the network as an NFL analyst on its TV broadcasts as soon as he retires from his playing career.Olsen signed a one-year contract with the Seahawks in February a couple of weeks after the Panthers released him. According to the Post, he will be Fox’s No. 2 game analyst and will be paired with play-by-play man Kevin Burkhardt. Even if Olsen plays more football beyond 2020, Fox will wait for him, per the report. MORE: The latest 2020 NFL schedule updateOlsen for years has been making guest appearances as an analyst on Fox’s football broadcasts, clearly preparing for a post-playing career move to the booth. It was a bit of an issue in 2017, when he was tabbed to call a Vikings-Rams game while the Panthers were on a bye and when Olsen was on injured reserve with a foot injury. Minnesota, which was scheduled to play Olsen’s team later in the season, feared the tight end would gain too much information about the Panthers’ future opponent while working the game.After denying the Vikings’ request to make Olsen work a different game, Fox limited the amount of pre-game access he had with the Vikings.Olsen also partnered with Burkhardt to call Fox’s XFL games early this year before the league folded amid the COVID-19 pandemic.When he joins Fox, Olsen will replace Charles Davis as Fox’s No. 2 analyst after Davis left for the same role at CBS. Joe Buck and Troy Aikman still form Fox’s No. 1 NFL broadcast duo. Daryl (Moose) Johnston will hold down Olsen’s spot in 2020.In a way, Fox tabbing a current NFL player to be on deck for one of its TV analyst roles is following the lead of NBC, which has a similar agreement with Drew Brees. The 41-year-old Saints quarterback once he retires from his playing career will call some Notre Dame football games before moving to NFL broadcasts and potentially replacing current analyst Cris Collinsworth down the line. Olsen, who was selected by the Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, was traded to the Panthers in 2011. His nine seasons in Carolina featured three consecutive Pro Bowl appearances from 2014 to 2016.Olsen was tempted to retire after the Panthers released him, but he figured at least one more go with the Seahawks was worth a shot.”It was just too good of an opportunity to pass up,” Olsen said of the signing. “Their track record of success, consistency of winning. I’ve played in this city many times, and just the fanbase, the excitement, that stadium is one of the more unique venues in all of sports. And obviously Coach (Pete) Carroll, playing with somebody like Russell (Wilson), it just checks so many boxes I was looking for, and I’m confident I can just come in and do my part and help try to put (us) over the edge.”last_img read more

August 13, 2020 0