Whats in the news in may

29 Jun What’s in the news in May?

What’s in the news in May?

What’s it like to live in one of Brisbane’s most historically significant buildings?

Kim Hill’s relationship with Yungaba House, a 130-year-old heritage-listed building on the river at Kangaroo Point, began as most great relationships do: with love at first sight.

Mrs Hill and her husband Jim, farmers from Gatton, were in Brisbane walking its suburban streets trying to discover which part of the river city they could see themselves retiring to when she spotted the historic building

“As soon as I saw it, it got in my head,” Mrs Hill said. “I thought it was amazing and after we got home and discovered it was actually being restored and converted into apartments, it became a bit of an obsession.

It’s a truly magnificent building and to read all about its history and the restoration work which has been carried out you can read the full article by Domain’s Ellen Lutton by clicking here.

Migrants out the front of the historic Yungaba House, Kangaroo Point, Brisbane. Image & Article originally appeared in domian.com

Land clearing marks start of $6.3 billion apartment project

Land being cleared on Eden Station Drv adjacent to the Springfield Central train station marks the start of a $6.3 billion development in Springfield. A Springfield City Group spokesman said the land clearing was for the next stage of Brookwater residential, Central Garden Apartment project and the City Centre North development project. The full development will see about 10,000 apartments delivered in five stages as well as extensive commercial and retail spaces and is expected to create thousands of jobs.

Have a look at what’s planned for this amazing development in this Queensland Times article by Carly Morrissey.

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An artists impression of the $6 billion Brookwater residential Central Garden Apartment project and the City Centre North development project. Image & Article originally appeared in QT

Apartment and unit owners want the State Government to help fund repairs of up to 12,000 buildings potentially cloaked in flamable cladding.

Strata Community Association Queensland president Simon Barnard said a government report released yesterday revealed the state’s exposure to the potentially lethal cladding responsible for last year’s Grenfell Tower fire in London was worse than expected.  The taskforce raised concerns about up to 12,000 private buildings and 71 State Government properties.  About 28,000 other government buildings have been cleared of risk from aluminium composite panel cladding.

Mr Barnard said many private building owners did not have the estimated $30,000 to $60,000 to fix any property found to have the cladding.

We’re all too aware of owners in some residential buildings nationwide being served with multimillion-dollar bills to strip and replace cladding, so it’s of critical importance that funding is the next box ticked by the State Government on this issue.”

This article is from the May 18 issue of The Courier Mail Digital Edition.

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