The Huntington display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.A HOUSE inspired by a Bali holiday will be one of two display homes officially opened to the public at Haven today.Doors will open at 10am at the estate by Ellis Developments at 3 Castleview Lane, Garbutt, and there will be a sausage sizzle, music, giveaways, financial advice and an art project to entertain the kids.The Bali-inspired Huntington display home will be open for inspection and has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage, three outdoor living spaces and a swimming pool.The home was designed by interior designer Pam Ellis who said Bali helped to inspire the look and feel of the home.The Huntington display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.“I used muted tones to bring the sand and sea into the home,” she said.“For example, the internal doors are muted blue, the walls are sand coloured, and the front door is a dose of sunshine.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“Following the Bali holiday theme, I used very neutral colours, with lots of texture. The coffee table was the hero piece for the living room, and everything else compliments that relaxed vibe.”Following feedback from clients that many display homes in Townsville are not affordable for the average buyer, Ellis Developments decided to build a display home that demonstrated a boutique home for under $400,000.The Tivoli Tre will also be opened to the public for the first time today. The home is unique and designed to suit the lot it sits on.It has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a single-car garage and an additional secured parking space.It has raked ceilings over 3m high with windows showcasing views of Castle Hill. The quadruple stacked sliding doors open up to blend the indoor and outdoor living areas, while the large outdoor patio captures the easterly breezes.The Tivoli Tre display home by Ellis Developments at Haven.Haven new home consultant Tammy Baczynski said the home would appeal to budget-conscious young buyers who want to live close to the CBD.“We kept meeting younger clients with the same requests,” she said. “They were interested in a new build to lock in the First Home Buyers Grant but also wanted to stay close to the CBD while staying in the $350,000-$400,000 price range.“A few years ago, these same types of clients would be driven to buy an apartment in town.”
The vendor spends most of the year outside, by the pool.“Some of my best memories are times spent round the pool in summer,” Mr Dean said. “You can spend nine months of the year enjoying the indoor-outdoor lifestyle.” One of the home’s mutiple living rooms, ideal for big families.Mr Dean’s “larger family” comprises four children, with the youngest just 10 months old, and he said the house was now the perfect size and layout to accommodate everyone.“The house works well for a larger family, whether the children are younger or older.” More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019It has five bedrooms plus a nursery, with an emphasis on outdoor living that includes an outdoor kitchen. The home at 255 Moray St, New Farm, is for sale.WHEN Phoebe and Joseph Dean bought their New Farm property just a little over a year ago, they could see it was a house with the potential to be a city oasis for their growing family. The kitchen at 255 Moray St, New Farm.They engaged the services of architect Shane Marsh and set about tailoring the property to suit their needs.“It was a Queenslander that had previously been renovated in 2009,” Mr Dean explained. “It was in need of a little repurposing and reconfiguring to suit the larger family.” There is an outdoor kitchen overlooking to pool.The three-level home has most of its living spaces spread across the middle level, with an open-plan living, kitchen and dining room opening out to the back deck and the property is on a 524sq m block. Indoors flows seamlessly to outdoor living.Protected by mature trees, and with no overlooking neighbours, Mr Dean said the property had a private feel that retains the charm of a Queenslander yet features all best of contemporary living. The master bedroom at 255 Moray St, New Farm.“We were very pleased with what Shane came up with,” he said.After completing such a fulfilling project, the family is set to embark on the building process all over again, having purchased another large block in New Farm. This is the walk-in robe of our dreams.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), 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 Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02
Cracking views over Main Beach from M3565.Earlier this month, Mr Hudson sold his beachfront Palm Beach apartment for $2.525 million. Beach views on offer from PACIFIC 602-2 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.And now he has his Sanctuary Cove riverfront retreat on the market with an asking price of $3.25 million. Harcourts Coastal agent Katrina Walsh is handling the sale.He purchased 7394 Marine Drive East from celebrity real estate agent and TV host Andrew Winter and his wife Caroline last November for $3.05 million. The riverfront home has a peaceful outlook.“It’s just such a peaceful home,” Mr Hudson said. “It looks dead north over to the mangroves, which is just gorgeous.“I’m sitting out the back right now and it’s just got this very calming energy to it.” After four months soaking up the solitude at Sanctuary Cove, Mr Hudson said he was selling to be closer to the beach.“I’ve been living on the beach since I returned from the US in 2015 and have bought a place in Main Beach,” he said.“We’re just simplifying life a bit, it’s all been a bit nuts!” The resort-style pool adds ambience.MORE NEWS: Versace-inspired mansion for sale Pull up at the private pontoon after a day on the water.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa8 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe downtime is well-deserved for Mr Hudson who was running an animation company in Hollywood in 2001-2015 when he started selling products on Amazon as a side hustle in 2012. He now teaches more than 10,000 students around the world how to earn a reliable income on Amazon and has a strong online following.“I’m YouTube famous apparently,” Mr Hudson said, laughing. “I get stopped almost every time I go outside the house these days.” A life of leisure awaits at 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.Life has been a bit nuts of late for Amazon entrepreneur Adam Hudson.On top of a hectic work schedule, the online educator has had a busy couple of months getting his property portfolio in order.In January Mr Hudson secured a beachfront apartment inside Katie Page’s M3565 boutique apartment building at Main Beach. Gold Coast’s Top 3 relocation hot spots Property pro Andrew Winter left his mark on 7394 Marine Drive, Sanctuary Cove.The Winters, who purchased the then Tuscan-style abode in 2017, spent a year transforming it into a modern masterpiece full of high-end finishes and a colour palette that oozes effortless sophistication.The home, which is secluded on a 942sq m block inside the exclusive Sanctuary Cove Resort, has proven the perfect place for Mr Hudson to retreat and relax.
Interventek Subsea Engineering has appointed Bruce Stuart to the role of sales and business development director.Stuart joins Interventek from Proserv where he was VP Business Development Subsea, having previously held a seven year tenure at FMC Technologies, responsible for UK and Canada sales and marketing for their subsea products and systems.This new position at Interventek should support increasing levels of commercialisation activity, as new applications for the company’s valve technology are rolled out.Gavin Cowie, managing director at Interventek, said: “This is a very exciting time for us as we look to reinforce the bridge between our technology development and commercial activity. Bruce is incredibly well-respected in the oil and gas arena and brings with him a vast network of contacts as well as valuable operational know-how and we are thrilled to have him on board. Attracting someone of Bruce’s calibre is a great endorsement of our strategy and ambition. His knowledge and experience will be vital as we continue our ambitious plans for the future.”Bruce Stuart added: “I am delighted to join the team at Interventek as I believe their technology will radically transform the subsea well intervention segment through an intrinsically more reliable, lower cost, safety solution. The technology and methodology are robust and they have engineered solutions from the ground up to address the challenges of ever increasing subsea well operations.I look forward to working closely with Interventek’s valued customers and partners and increasing industry engagement as we access new markets and implement further field trials, taking the company forward into its next chapter.”
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia District joined elected officials and partners on May 25, 2018 to celebrate the completion of the Absecon Inlet seawall and boardwalk rebuild in Atlantic City.The project – one of the more complex construction efforts undertaken by the District in recent years – involved building two separate seawall structures along approximately 1700 feet of the inlet and rebuilding the historic boardwalk.“We’ve accomplished two important goals with this project – to reduce coastal storm damage risk and help the city restore access and recreational opportunities along the inlet,” said Deputy Commander Maj. Brian Corbin. “I’d like to thank our dedicated team and our contractor J Fletcher Creamer & Son for their efforts on this project.”Other speakers included Congressman Frank LoBiondo, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Rebuild and Recovery Dan Kelly, and Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam.In 2012, the District was moving forward to construct the seawall project. Then, Hurricane Sandy demolished the remaining boardwalk and caused significant damage in the inlet area. After the storm, the District partnered with the state and the city to incorporate the boardwalk into the design of the seawall.“This required a major redesign of the project, but ultimately met the needs of our partners,” said Project Manager Keith Watson.Construction began in 2015. Progress was slowed by several storms in 2015 and 2016, but contractor J Fletcher Creamer worked through the challenges of building the seawall in an area of the inlet exposed to the force of the ocean.Quick facts:Total Stone (all stone): 99,000 tons;Total Capstone: 60,926 tons; placed approximately 6,800 stones (average size of 10.9 tons in Structure 1 and 3.5 tons in Structure 2);Length of Boardwalk: 2,650 feet;Length of Seawall: 1776 feet (Structure 1 – 1450 feet; Structure 2 – 326 feet).
Image source: Cochin Shipyard LtdThe Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, and Minister of Shipping, Nitin Gadkari, conducted a ground breaking ceremony for the Cochin Shipyard’s third drydock yesterday. The new dock, set to have a length of 310 meters, will be a stepped dock with a width of 75 meters at the wider part, and 60 meters at the narrower part.According to an official announcement, the new facility will have a depth of 13 meters.The new drydock is planned essentially to tap the market potential of repairs/construction of specialized and technologically advanced vessels such as large dredgers, LNG vessels, jack-up rigs, drill ships, etc.The Cochin Shipyard said in their release that – in terms of the size of the dock and strength of the dock floor – this will be one of the largest drydocks in India.The new project is in line with the “Make in India” initiatives of the Indian Government, and dovetailed into the ‘Sagarmala” program which promotes creation of additional ship building and repair facilities.
GeoSea has contracted Lamprell for the fabrication of 45 wind turbine and three substation jacket foundations for the Moray East offshore wind farm. The contract is valued at more than USD 200 million.GeoSea is the Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contractor for the project’s 100 wind turbine foundations and three offshore substation foundations. In addition, GeoSea will transport and install the three OSS topsides at the site.Lamprell will start working on the project in Q2 2019 and will fabricate the total of 48 jackets at its Hamriyah and Sharjah yards in the UAE.The company will deliver the jackets to GeoSea from its deepwater quayside in the Hamriyah port, from where GeoSea will transport the jackets to the offshore wind farm site in the North Sea.Lamprell CEO Christopher McDonald said: “The contract award manifests our commitment to the fast growing renewables industry which, despite the recent challenges, remains a core strategic focus for Lamprell. Over the past 18 months we have upskilled our workforce and enhanced our systems and processes in order to enable us to deliver projects in the renewables segment safely, cost effectively and to a high standard. We look forward to working with GeoSea over the months to come.”The 950MW Moray East offshore wind farm, located 22km from the coast in the Outer Moray Firth zone, is expected to be fully operational in 2022.
The transformer station of the Windpark Fryslân nearshore wind project has started taking shape at Breezanddijk in the Netherlands. Source: Windpark Fryslân Once operational, Windpark Fryslân will become the largest wind farm in the world situated in inland water. According to the project developer, work is being done on the 382.7 MW wind farm despite the coronavirus situation. Located south of the Afsluitdijk and some six kilometers off the Frisian coast, Windpark Fryslân will comprise 89 4.3MW Siemens Gamesa turbines scheduled to be commissioned in 2021. The nearshore wind farm is being built by Zuiderzeewind, a consortium of Van Oord and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
Herald Sun 1 June 2012Two men have been declared the parents of a baby that was born through a surrogate, with a court ruling it was in the child’s “best interests”. In transferring the child’s parentage to the two men, a Supreme Court judge was satisfied the pregnancy was not from an illegal commercial agreement and that the woman who carried the baby was not paid to do so. Altruistic surrogacy, where a woman isn’t paid for the pregnancy except for medical expenses, is rare but permitted in Victoria, NSW and Queensland. But it’s believed that only one in 20 couples who want to use a surrogate can stay in Australia, with most forced to have their baby born through a foreign surrogate. The NSW child, born in April 2010, now has the two Sydney men as parents. The birth mother agrees not to be recognised on the birth certificate.http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/court-finds-two-men-parents/story-fn7x8me2-1226377875137
The Christian Institute 1 Mar 2013The controversial push to redefine marriage is one of the reasons the Conservatives came third in yesterday’s important by-election, critics say.Same-sex marriage is ‘drastically unpopular’ with activists and supporters, “who have been less inclined to get out and campaign on the streets because of it”, one Tory MP said.And the result – which saw UKIP beat the Tories into third – was described as a “humiliating defeat for David Cameron’s ‘modernising’ agenda”, by one commentator.UKIP’s leader Nigel Farage said the Conservatives had failed because of Mr Cameron’s determination on un-Conservative issues like gay marriage.And the Telegraph’s political editor Robert Winnett listed the issue as one of the decisions which has “antagonised those who should be traditional Tory supporters”.Thursday’s by-election in the Hampshire town of Eastleigh was won by Mike Thornton of the Lib Dems, with UKIP’s Diane James second and Maria Hutchings third.It led to Tory MP Stewart Jackson commenting: “This is the price that has to be paid for gay marriage because of the drastic unpopularity of it with activists and supporters, who have been less inclined to get out and campaign on the streets because of it.http://www.christian.org.uk/news/crisis-for-cameron-as-gay-marriage-row-aids-tory-defeat/