‘Complete address model’ offers street appeal in Brisbane

first_imgEmploying a “complete address model”, the Chambers Ridge project in south Brisbane will see entire streets finished at the same time, ensuring communities develop right away.“This means new residents move in together and they have a blank slate to create their own community,” says Robyn Valmadre, general manager of sales and marketing at Villa World.Entire streets will be finished at the same time at Chambers Ridge. Picture: realestate.com.au“All the homes in each street are designed to complement each other and every home is fully landscaped and ready to live in. Unlike traditional land communities, buyers can see what all the homes in the street will look like before they buy.”Each home at Chambers Ridge, in the suburb of Park Ridge, is designed for the Queensland lifestyle with open-plan living areas directly connected to outdoor entertaining areas.The designer homes range includes three and four-bedroom options, with two bathrooms, double garage, stainless steel kitchen appliances, stone benchtops and landscaping. Prices range from $399,000 to $499,000.The designer homes include three and four-bedroom homes. Picture: realestate.com.au“In many cases, Villa World build before you buy so people can inspect the new homes, make an offer and move in within a month if they choose,” Valmadre says.“Alternatively, houses are available off the plan on one contract with one deposit and one final payment at settlement. This makes it easy for our first home buyers without the hassle of progress payments and a time-consuming building process.”Designed around a large park with playground and barbecue facilities, Chambers Ridge is well-positioned as a family community, with convenient access to local amenities, as well as Brisbane CBD to the north, and the Gold Coast to the south.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe community has been designed around a park and playground.  Picture: realestate.com.auValmadre says Park Ridge in the City of Logan is “the fastest growing corridor in south-east Queensland”.“Logan has a strong focus on economic growth and job opportunities for residents. Home to more than 19,000 businesses and with more than 15,000 new jobs created in 2013, investor confidence is strong,” she says.“We find buyers see this as the best future potential to get into their first home.”Homes at Chambers Ridge are available now. For more information, visit their listing page.last_img read more

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Jordan Gill ready to unleash his potential against Emmanuel Dominguez

first_imgJordan Gill (22-0, 6 KOs) was once a frustrated participant in boxing’s dreaded waiting game. Boasting a formidable reputation within the most decorated U.K. gyms due to numerous dominant sparring sessions, Gill was unable to transfer that worthless currency into anything resembling a meaningful contest as his career threatened to be another damning chapter in boxing’s long story of wasted talents.This weekend, Gill will complete a remarkable turnaround as he headlines a television show for the first time as he takes on Mexican import, Emmanuel Dominguez, for the vacant WBA International belt. Being screened by Sky Sports in Britain, and with DAZN carrying the American broadcast, Gill is on the verge of showcasing his vast repertoire to a far more substantial audience than what he’s been accustomed to. It’s a position he always knew he’d fill despite it appearing highly unlikely at various stages. Join DAZN to watch Gill-Dominguez and 100+ fight nights a year“Boxing was something I had to stick with,” buzzes Gill, an excitement in his tone only days away from the biggest fight of his career. “It can be hard for a fighter when he has no TV deal or he’s not working with one of the biggest promoters, but I always knew there was the chance that I might get to show somebody one day what I’m capable of and if I was to get that opportunity then I wouldn’t let anyone down. That happened to me last year when I beat Jason Cunningham and since then it’s just been unbelievable.”Since aligning himself with Dave Coldwell, from both a training and management angle, in 2017, Gill’s career has received a shot in the arm that it was crying out for. The recipient of some fistic education at Dominic Ingle’s Sheffield base, Gill relocated to nearby Rotherham to work with Coldwell and it’s been a relationship that has blossomed since day one. With Gill now holder of the Commonwealth title and also closing in on a lofty ranking with the WBA, the man from Chatteris has justified is switch and is quick to pay a small tribute to the man who has rejuvenated his stalled existence.“Me and Dave have pretty much had things going great since we first met. I’d heard many good things about him before linking up with him and you only have to look at what we’ve achieved in such a short time to see that it’s a partnership that works. I was fighting six rounders and looking at guys fighting on Sky and knowing full well I could beat them and not having that opportunity used to cause so much frustration. Dave has guided me into a position where I’m now the guy fighting on Sky and now I’m here, I promise that you’re going to see so much more from me over the next few years. This is really just the start for me.” Despite being handed a golden chance by the man now guiding his career, Gill still had to go out and make good on the prophecies explained by both himself and Coldwell when analyzing his potential. Quick to deliver the highest of appraisals whenever the media demanded information on Gill’s promise, Coldwell was prepared to go all in on his 24-year-old charge, and the boxer has gone on to prove his mentor correct with impressive displays over Cunningham and Ryan Doyle. The latter, a fight which earned wide acclaim from the boxing industry, is a performance that Gill believes made everyone stop and take notice.“Nobody at all expected me to do a number on Doyle the way I did that night. That was a 50-50 fight on paper and because he’d done such a good job on Reece Bellotti, a lot of people were expecting him to do similar to me and I put a stop to that right from the first bell. Anyone who is going to come at me the way Doyle did will make me look a million times better because I’m so good at picking my shots and forcing mistakes from my opponents. Ask anyone who spars with me, I’m used to sparring at such a high level that when I get in with opponents at British level, I honestly feel I’m too good for them all. I want to be knocking on the door of a world title fight in the next year to 18 months and I think Saturday’s fight can put me in a good position for that.”On the subject of Dominguez, his imminent foe, Gill added, “He looks a solid opponent and he’s been in with a few good guys so when I’m victorious over him, it’ll tell me a lot about where I am in my career. I’m fighting on Sky once again and I’m in with a good opponent so this is another chance for people to see how good I am. I’m enjoying boxing so much at the moment and the last year has been quite an experience for me. I’m learning in the gym every single day, I’m taking part in good fights, and my fights are also being shown live on Sky which means that people want to watch me. Everything seems to be in place for me to push on now and that’s what I want to do.”last_img read more

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Limits on public comments lifted

first_imgUnder fire from critics who questioned the legality of rules limiting how often the public can speak at meetings, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to drop the restrictions. Previously, residents were limited to speaking once every three months during public comment at the end of the board’s weekly Tuesday meetings. Also, only five people were allowed to address the board during those meetings. All of the restrictions, in place since 1992, were lifted. “That’s the most restrictive rule I’ve ever heard of,” said Peter Scheer, executive director of the California First Amendment Coalition. “The law does permit legislative bodies to prescribe reasonable regulations to allocate the available time among speakers. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings“… However, it certainly strikes me that restricting a speaker to only once every three months – that a court would likely view that as overly restrictive, unreasonable and therefore a violation of the Brown Act.” Open government advocate Karen Ocamb, who as the former head of the Los Angeles Press Club Sunshine Committee helped urge the board to pass motions making county government less secretive, said the supervisors rarely hear directly from their constituents. “I’m glad they are finally recognizing that more input from the public is better,” Ocamb said. “It’s like a form of censorship to restrict free speech that way.” The county, often criticized for deciding matters behind closed doors and not complying with open meeting laws, decided to make the changes after the County Counsel’s Office, Executive Office and District Attorney’s Office reviewed the board rules and identified several sections that raised legal questions, said Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. Jennifer Snyder, assistant head deputy in the District Attorney’s Office Public Integrity Division, said the action was first prompted by a complaint her office received. “We urged the County Counsel’s Office to drop the ordinance because it didn’t serve a legitimate purpose regulating public comment,” Snyder said. “The law says you can only regulate the time, place and manner so an agency can continue to do its business.” The motion by board Chair Zev Yaroslavsky also gives the chair the discretion to let fellow board members speak up to 10 minutes on an agenda item, instead of the current three to five minutes. And it changes the official name of the board chair from mayor to mayor/chair. In addition, members of the public in the past who wished to address the board on an agenda item had to submit a request before the meeting. Under the new rules, people must only submit the request before the item is called. Now Ocamb said she hopes the supervisors will follow the City Council’s lead in passing a resolution that actually requires them to listen to people who address them. “I’d like to see something similar addressed before the Board of Supervisors because too often people go and speak, they have spent their whole day, spent time getting down there, spent money on parking, spent time waiting for their turn to speak,” Ocamb said. “… Oftentimes they are on the phone, looking at papers or doing something else and that is just rude.” troy.anderson@dailynews.com 213-974-8985 Staff Writer160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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