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

Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd

first_img June 2, 2020 Simmons, the team’s 2019 Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee, helped lead a peaceful protest in Florida on Sunday. He called for unity and non-violence.Simmons implored a crowd to “understand that we are fighting for equality, not superiority. All lives matter when black lives matter. We pledge our allegiance to the flag for freedom and justice for all and we do not have our justice. So let’s understand that. We will get it, (but) not by force.”Fangio also praised Simmons, saying, “I think Justin is one of those guys that will help us find solutions and lead us out of this mess that we’re in.”___Follow Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: http://twitter.com/arniestapleton Associated Press Broncos stop football to talk about race relations, Floyd Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditInstead of X’s and O’s, the Denver Broncos spent Tuesday talking about racial injustice, police brutality and healing a nation rocked by demonstrations over George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis on top of the coronavirus outbreak and its economic devastation.Team president Joe Ellis addressed the offense and defense in separate Zoom calls that replaced the team’s regular video conference sessions, which are a substitute for in-person training during the pandemic.Coach Vic Fangio and general manager John Elway also participated in the calls in which Ellis emphasized society’s need to eradicate racism and told the players that the organization shares in the outrage over Floyd’s death at the hands of police.center_img Fangio started off a media call a few hours later by saying, “I was shocked, sad and angry at what I saw a policeman do to a handcuffed George Floyd … He should be punished to fullest extent of the law for the crimes he has been charged with in addition to being charged with treason for failing to uphold the badge.”Fangio said he has the utmost respect for police but added that Chauvin “failed the 99 percent of police that do a great job and we are all paying the price for that.”Denver is among the dozens of cities where peaceful protests during daylight hours have been followed by looting and clashes with police come nightfall.Fangio said society could learn a lot from an NFL locker room, where skin color is no barrier.Fangio said the words of Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Broncos safety Justin Simmons especially resonated with him over a weekend of increasing unrest and said that sports brings people together “and I look forward to the Broncos and the NFL leading that charge.” ___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Ellis, who told players he wanted to hear from them before issuing a statement, also listened as more than a dozen players spoke up on the calls.“My takeaway from it was that we have to figure out what we can do, not only as a team, but as an organization,” safety Kareem Jackson said. “How can we get out and how can we impact the Denver community? Maybe we can get out and put together a march as a team or something like that.”After the Zoom calls, the Broncos tweeted, “We will stand by our players. We will lift up their voices. We can do more. We will do more.” The team also retweeted several players’ personal posts, including Malik Reed’s: “I have been one of the ones to not be outspoken about the things we go through, but that doesn’t help create change. My heart goes out to everyone who has lost someone due to the wickedness of this world.”Floyd died May 25 after a white Minneapolis officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed his knee on the handcuffed black man’s neck for several minutes. He was fired along with three other officers and faces homicide charges.last_img read more