Developer predicts ‘game changer’ for suburb

first_img… and spacious interiorsThe complex will be made up of two buildings, Banksia, to be seven levels, and Poinciana will be eight levels, and while the finishes will be the same, the two buildings offer a selection of different floorplans. Prentice Park Residences will be built at Lutwyche“Relating it to Fortitude Valley, maybe 10 or 15 years ago, it was a very downtrodden area, it was a bit dodgy,” he said. “Then the Emporium launched and a few other high-end projects launched and the dynamic of Fortitude Valley and that area has changed and that’s really what this project is all about. “We’ve got a unique, unrepeatable location and once we build this high-quality product, it’s really going to change the dynamic of the whole suburb.“It’s right next to Grange and Gordon Park, which are high-end suburbs in Brisbane and the shopping centre is undergoing a $60 million expansion and upgrade.”Mr Merchant said building would start in September or October 2018 and would offer “affordable luxury” with large interiors.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoThe developer is promising “affordable luxury” …“Normally in inner Brisbane, like Teneriffe or New Farm, you would get these kinds of finishes and luxury, but you would pay $2 million for it, or something at that price point,” he said. “But here we are able to give you the same kind of luxury, with two-pak kitchen, Miele appliances standard, 40mm stone benchtops, high ceilings and so on.“But our three-bedrooms don’t go over $785,000, they’re from $695,000 to $785,000, and penthouses are under a million – $869,000 to $999,000. “You’re getting an alternative to that, with a high quality, luxury finish, but you’re not paying double price and you’re in front of never-to-be-built-out parkland with views across Kedron Brook and up to Mt Coot-tha as well.” Renders of the entertainment deck and pool Mr Merchant said they had designed the spaces to ensure they were very efficient.“People downsizing or coming from a larger space really won’t feel that sacrifice in apartment living,” he said.Prentice Park Residences is about 9km from the Brisbane CBD and within the Wooloowin State School and Kedron State High School catchments. Prentice Park Residences, a new development in Lutwyche, is expected to start construction within weeks.A new development is expected to boost market appeal in Lutwyche, according to developer Merchant Estates CEO Arshan Merchant.Mr Merchant said Prentice Park Residences would be a “game changer” for the northern suburb market and predicted the end result would be akin to how the Emporium development improved the Fortitude Valley market.last_img read more

No thought of past losses before final, says McGrath

first_imgThousands of fans flocked to Semple Stadium last night to welcome home the senior and minor All Ireland winners. Noel McGrath beat cancer last year….he returned to inter-county action against Galway in the semi final.In last Sunday’s final against Kilkenny the Loughmore-Castleiney player scored a point and also set up a goal for his brother John. He says the losses of 2014 and 2015 didn’t feature in his head this year.last_img

Jamaican government apologizes for Coral Gardens Massacre

first_imgJamaican government pledges $10 million for reparationsThe Jamaican government has apologized to the Rastafarian community for atrocities committed against them by the police at Coral Gardens in St James in 1963.Prime Minister Andrew Holness issued a formal apology on behalf of the Government during a presentation in Parliament on Tuesday.“Without equivocation, we apologize for what occurred in Coral Gardens,” Holness said.Holness said that the incident was a grave injustice and acknowledged that it took place at a time when it was considered appropriate to use state machinery against citizens.Ras Myrie.. a survivor of the Coral Gardens massacreHe said the Government will endeavor to ensure such an unjust incident is not repeated.“We express our regret and sorrow for this chapter in our national life that was characterized by brutality, injustice and repression, which was wrong and should never be repeated. In expressing our regret as a people and as a community, we have taken a symbolic, yet courageous and pivotal move, which means that we can face the future with renewed hope, with increased resolve and in a true spirit of reconciliation,” said Holness.Andrew Holness apologized on behalf of the Jamaican governmentThe Prime Minister also announced the establishment of a Trust Fund of no less than J$10 million to benefit the survivors of the Coral Gardens Incident.In addition, six lots at the property at Pinnacle in St Catherine will be declared by the Jamaica National Heritage Trust as a protected heritage site and will be developed as a Rastafari Heritage and Cultural Centre.Pinnacle is the site where the first known Rastafarian commune was established by founder of the faith, Leonard Howell. Howell suffered at the hands of local police and was committed to the asylum for his views that God was black.The Prime Minister also said the Public Defender will continue the work to locate survivors and gather important background social information about them and their families, in consultation with the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society and the Member of Parliament for that area.The Office will utilize the list of survivors provided by the Rastafari Coral Gardens Benevolent Society as the base for continuing the work.In April, 1963, eight people, including six Rastafarians and two cops, were killed after a gas station was torched at Coral Gardens. The Rastafarians were blamed for burning down the gas station and were involved in a melee with the police which resulted in the deaths.In the aftermath of the massacre the Rastafarian community was targeted by the state, rounded up beaten and their locks shaved, in some cases with broken bottles. All jail houses in Western Jamaica were bursting at the seams with rastas who were locked up during the crackdown.last_img read more