An oasis of green space and resort style living in the suburbs

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours agoLeft to right: Unison Projects’ Matt O’Driscoll, Albany Creek State High School students Madalyn Martin, Kirra Young and Stephanie McBean, and Moreton Bay Regional council deputy mayor Mike Charlton“Their inspiration came from the history of the parcel of land. “It was originally purchased on 1 December 1865 by John Preston. “The girls won $100 each from Unison Projects and were presented with a certificate by Moreton Bay Regional Council deputy mayor Mike Charlton.”The architect designed homes offer 18 design varieties and numerous facades to choose from.Townhouse layouts include two, three and four bedroom designs, all featuring 2.5 bathrooms and two car garage. Some four-bedroom options also feature a ground floor master bedroom with ensuite.The Preston Point Residences offer a creekside urban retreat and will feature a 16 metre swimming pool with wrap around deck, barbecue area, fire pit, bocce court, communal vegetable garden and large lawn area with football posts. Construction of the 74 townhouse development featuring a resort-style recreation space on a 3.2ha parcel at 623 Albany Creek Road, Albany Creek, has commenced following 12 months of civil works.LOCAL students have named a new $37 million townhouse development which is now under construction and set to provide extensive resort-style green space to its residents.Sitting on 3.2 hectares of land, on what was the former Hawkins Garden Centre site, the 74 townhouse development has been officially named following 12 months of civil works. Unison Projects’ sales and marketing co-ordinator Matt O’Driscoll said the estate is now called “Preston Point” following a competition involving Albany Creek State High School students who were invited to suggest a name and explain their inspiration.“There were many entries with lots of brilliant ideas but the successful entry came from students Madalyn Martin, Kirra Young and Stephanie McBean,” Mr O’Driscoll said. Preston Point offers 74 townhouse’s on 3.2 hectares of land.“This will be a truly ‘green’ community on the banks of Albany Creek, with just two thirds of the 3.2 hectare site being developed to provide for extensive private green open space and retention of stately 100-year-old fig trees,” Mr O’Driscoll said. “This is a rare blend of urban living and green space, just 14 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD and convenient to many local amenities and substantial infrastructure.”last_img read more

Shillingford’s 5-70 helps Volcanoes claw their way back against Pride

first_imgKINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, (CMC) – Veteran off-spinner Shane Shillingford claimed his first five-wicket haul of the season and the 38th of his career, to help Windward Islands Volcanoes claw their way back into their fourth round contest against Barbados Pride here Saturday.Trailing by 138 on first innings after being dismissed for 222, the hosts hit back to leave Pride on 148 for nine in their second innings at the close – a lead of 286 heading into today’s final day at Arnos Vale.Their enterprise was down to the former Test star Shillingford who ended with five for 70 from a marathon 28 overs.Unlike their first innings, Pride’s batsmen struggled and only wicketkeeper Mario Rampersaud, unbeaten at the end on 31 and left-hander Jonathan Carter, 25, offered any resistance.Earlier, Roland Cato struck his second half-century in his five outings as Volcanoes added a further 71, after resuming the penultimate day on 151 for five.The 19-year-old converted his overnight 47 into 64 while Barbadian all-rounder Kyle Mayers chipped in with an unbeaten 56, with the pair extending their sixth wicket partnership to 59 before being separated.Cato faced 151 balls and counted eight boundaries while the left-handed Mayers, unbeaten on 21 at the start, stroked six fours and a six in a 135-ball innings.Off-spinner Kenroy Williams (3-21) claimed three of the last five wickets to fall while left-rm spinner Jomel Warrican picked up three for 49.Armed with a substantial first innings lead, Pride failed to really capitalise, losing wickets in clusters to stumble their way through the final two sessions.They lost left-handed opener Anthony Alleyne to the second ball of the innings without a run on the board, bowled by pacer Sherman Lewis and then saw the back of his partner Shayne Moseley for nine at 24 for two as Shillingford claimed his first wicket.Carter and captain Shamarh Brooks (11) added 30 for the third wicket before both fell within four runs of each other in the space of 17 balls to leave Pride on 58 for four, and Kevin Stoute (21) and Williams (10) put on another 30 for the fifth wicket to steer their side to tea at 74 for four.Stoute perished in the sixth over following the resumption, lbw to seamer Mayers as three wickets tumbled for two runs in the space of seven deliveries, to leave the visitors tottering on 90 for seven.Rampersaud, who has faced 74 balls and counted two fours, then propped up the innings as he posted 39 for the eighth wicket with Justin Greaves who made 20.PRIDE 1st Innings 360Volcanoes 1st Innings(overnight 151 for five)D Smith c Nurse b Harding 0T Gabriel c wkp Rampersaud b Greaves 6R Cato lbw b Nurse 64K Hodge b Warrican 38K Edwards b Warrican 0*T Theophile c Moseley b Stoute 19K Mayers not out 56+G Benjamin c Carter b Williams 9R Jordan lbw b Warrican 0S Shillingford c Alleyne b Williams 2S Lewis b Williams 4Extras (lb12, w1, nb11) 24TOTAL (all out, 80.5 overs) 222Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-16, 3-89, 4-89, 5-121, 6-180, 7-200, 8-201, 9-204, 10-222.Bowling: Greaves 15-5-39-1, Harding 9-2-32-1, Warrican 25-0-49-3, Stoute 10-4-21-1, Nurse 15-3-48-1, Williams 6.5-3-21-3.PRIDE 2nd InningsA Alleyne b Lewis 0S Moseley c Hodge b Shillingford 9J Carter lbw b Hodge 25*S Brooks c Mayers b Shillingford 11K Stoute lbw b Mayers 21K Williams c (sub) McCoy b Shillingford 10J Greaves lbw b Hodge 20A Nurse c (sub) Alexander b Shillingford 0+M Rampersaud not out 31J Warrican lbw b Shillingford 8K Harding not out 0Extras (b4, lb2, nb7) 13TOTAL (9 wkts, 56.3 overs) 148Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-24, 3-54, 4-58, 5-88, 6-90, 7-90, 8-129, 9-144.Bowling: Lewis 3-0-16-1, Shillingford 28-3-70-5, Jordan 3-0-14-0, Hodge 12.3-2-29-2, Theophile 6-3-4-0, Mayers 4-1-9-1.Position: Pride lead by 286 runs with one wicket remaining.last_img read more