Brisbane’s $3 billion facelift begins. William Street will close for six years from Sunday, January 1, as work begins to completely transform inner-city Brisbane between George and William streets and let the city’s new $3 billion casino and resort complex get under way. Star Entertainment and its venture partners make up the Destination Brisbane Consortium, which won the right in 2015 to build the multibillion entertainment precinct near 1 William Street. The overall concept is called the Queens Wharf development and pays tribute to the birthplace of the original penal settlement of Brisbane.
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With Melbourne recently named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth year in a row, Brisbane has its own vision of becoming a global city by 2022.
For more than 25 years Maha Sinnathamby has been carefully piecing together his multi-billion dollar Springfield vision and today he celebrated yet again by adding another vital piece to his complex jigsaw. Following on the heels of the openings of the Mater Hospital, the second stage of Orion Shopping Centre, the Orion Lagoon and USQ stage two he welcomed the Dusit Thani five star resort. The $700 million project has been on the drawing board for more than three years. The first of three stages will be built at the entrance to the Brookwater Golf Club and along the 10th fairway and it’s predicted the resort will welcome its first international tourists by March 2018. Click here to read further
Interactive: Brisbane’s skyline to be transformed in 2022
Massive growth in Brisbane’s CBD, brought on by major developments across the city, is set to almost completely transform the Queensland capital by 2022. Brisbane Lord Mayor has described the year as a “game-changer” for the city, with a string of major projects set to be delivered in six years’ time. Given the scale of the projects, it was clear that (barring any unforeseen construction difficulties) Brisbane in 2022 would be a very different city to the one seen today.
More than $10 billion worth of major projects were due to be completed in 2022, including the Queens Wharf casino and entertainment complex, the Howard Smith Wharves redevelopment and the Brisbane Quarter on the site of the old Supreme Court building. Click here to read full article
A new IGA store was officially opened by league legend Darren Lockyer in Augustine Heights, which will see 30 Ipswich locals employed. Click here to read further
Moreton Bay Rail to boost Brisbane price growth: John McGrath
John McGrath has pinpointed the infrastructure projects set to trigger price growth in benefitting suburbs. Major projects in Brisbane are shortening the city commute and unlocking affordable outer suburban areas previously dismissed by city families for being too far to travel for work, he noted on his Switzer blog. “This is providing growth stimulus for local property prices.”
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JB Hi-Fi and Target to open new stores at Orion Springfield.
An exciting line up of retailer and restaurant openings over the coming weeks is set to position Orion Springfield Central as Springfield’s premier food and lifestyle precinct.
A brand new retail offer will open to the public on Thursday with JB Hi-Fi and Target leading a varied range of specialty stores.
Headlining as the “Summer of New”, a new Town Square casual dining precinct will also come to life with Guzman Y Gomez, Nandos, Grill’d, Beach House Bar and Grill and Chocolateria San Churro all ready to open over the coming weeks.
The family-friendly food dining precinct is supported by the just opened Event Cinema complex. Click here to read full article
Growth fuels 3,700 jobs created for Ipswich in one year
Good news on the job front continues with the latest Queensland Treasury figures showing 3700 jobs have been created in the past year.
While the state’s employment growth was at 0.2%, Ipswich’s growth was at 2.6%. However, the unemployment rate was at 6.6% in the Ipswich statistical region, compared with a statewide unemployment rate of 6.5%. Click here to read further
Check this out, Thousands of more jobs for the region – click on the following link to read the full article – http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/work-start-second-ikea-store-queensland/2638553/
HOUSE sales north of Brisbane have gone gangbusters with rising prices sparking hundreds of millions worth of sales in one suburb alone.
North Lakes, about 40 minutes drive north of the Queensland capital, has emerged as the best of the best in Brisbane when it comes to house sales this year, with $229.45 million changing hands for 481 properties.
The figures came off CoreLogic RP Data figures for the year which also saw Brisbane’s CBD top the units sales figures in the capital, with $365.96 million in sales. Click on the following link to read the full article – http://www.couriermail.com.au/realestate/news/house-sales-going-gangbusters-north-of-city/story-fnihpu6h-1227161702624