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Regional properties more affordable than ever across North Queensland

first_img107 Ocean View Drive, Bowen offers magnificent ocean views and could be all yours for $799,000The drop in value of local properties has been somewhat offset however by a 12.5 per cent boost to land values in Airlie Beach. Queensland Valuer-General Neil Bray said valuation changes varied across the region.“Residential values have risen slightly in Cannonvale, with some slight to minor reductions in Bowen and Proserpine, minor increases in Airlie Beach and significant falls in Collinsville and Scottville,” Mr Bray said.“Some localities, such as Collinsville and Scottville, reflected significant decreases in median values due to a downturn in the coal mining industry with the median value of residential land in Collinsville falling from $21,000 to $9500.” View of Bowen Harbour, North Queensland. iStockIF owning a weekender is on your bucket list, cast your eyes towards the Whitsundays.Property valuations across Bowen and Collinsville have dropped to a record low in annual valuation figures released by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines this month.While valuations have only fallen by an average of 1.5 per cent across the Whitsunday region, Collinsville and Scottville land values have been slashed by over half after they were similarly cut last year.Bowen land value also dropped by 12.4 per cent. This five-bedroom home at43 Pelican Street, Collinsville is the perfect project for a motivated renovatorLand owners who object to their land valuations can register their concerns with the department until May 8.While the overall drop in values may have left some property owners in a perilous position, Housing Industry Association Regional Director North Queensland Robert Harding said the drop in values was an opportunity for buyers and builders looking to invest in the region.“The largest cost of building is the land component as well as government taxes,” he said.“Whenever we see land values drop, it generally benefits our building industry as everything that goes into building becomes more affordable so this drop is certainly welcomed by all of us.” Looking for a tree change? This Collinsville property onNormanby Road comes with 400 breeders and a four-bedroom homestead.“The movement in valuations reflect the diversity in our Whitsunday Region’s economy — some areas have seen significant improvement while other areas are still doing it tough,” Cr Willcox said.“It is like a patchwork in movement in the land valuations, even at a suburb level, some streets have increased, while others have decreased.“If the property owners dispute the valuations provided for 30 June 2017, they must object to the State Government, not council.” Are you looking for a weekender with plenty of room for a boat? Than94 Herbert Street, Bowen should be on your `must-inspect’ list.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 2020The new land valuations will be used by Whitsunday Regional Council to generate general rates for 2017/18.Movement in land valuations will impact on the individual rate assessment, as well as the total rate revenue that council receives through rate notices.In stressing that valuations were set by the Queensland Government, Mayor Andrew Willcox encouraged locals to review their new valuation and challenge it if they had concerns.last_img

UEFA CL: Arsenal, Schalke qualify

first_imgArsenal, Basel, Austria Vienna, Schalke and Steaua Bucharest are all through to the Champions League, after scaling the two leg qualifying hurdle.Aaron Ramsey was the star for Arsenal with a brace in their 2-0 victory over Fenerbahce, though qualification was already in the bag after a 3-0 away win.On targetBasel also swept through 6-2 on aggregate past Bulgarians Ludogorets.Italian Federico Piovaccari was on target yet again for Steaua Bucharest, as a 2-2 draw away to Legia Warsaw put them through on away goals, 3-3 on aggregate.Austria Vienna were surprise qualifiers for the group phase, squeezing through 4-3 on aggregate despite a 3-2 home defeat against Dinamo Zagreb.Decisive Bundesliga side Schalke 04 also scraped through 4-3 on aggregate against Greek team PAOK.The first leg ended 1-1 in Germany, but 19-year-old Julian Draxler was decisive in Athens with a goal and an assist for Hungarian international Adam Szalai’s brace.Play-offsThe 3-2 away victory was sealed in stoppages despite a double PAOK comeback on the night.The Champions League play-offs continue on Wednesday with Milan v PSV, Zenit v Pacos Ferreira, Maribor v Plzen, Celtic v Shakhter and Real Sociedad v Lyon.last_img read more


first_imgCllr Frank McBreartyDONEGAL councillor Frank McBrearty has called for an international team of experts to be brought into the State to fix the justice and policing system.Speaking on Tonight with Vincent Browne on TV3, Cllr McBrearty said successive governments have lacked the will to tackle the issues.The Raphoe man was framed for a murder which didn’t happen; investigators later concluded that the death of cattle dealer Richie Barron was most likely the result of a hit and run incident. The incident led to the Morris Tribunal which found “systemic” corruption amongst some members of the Gardai in Donegal.“The only way we can fix the system is by bringing in experts from outside the State,” said Cllr McBrearty.“We need to have the same structures which are used in Northern Ireland with a police authority because right now in this State there is no proper oversight of the gardai or the Department of Justice.”Mr Browne responded: “You know that’s not going to happen.” But Cllr McBrearty said it “needed” to happen.“Article 40 of our constitution guarantees equal rights for all Irish citizens,” he said.“But that’s not what we have. We have some people with all the rights and the rest of us with none.” McBREARTY DEMANDS INTERNATIONAL TEAM IS BROUGHT IN TO FIX JUSTICE AND POLICING was last modified: March 28th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:framedFrank McBreartyGardaiTV3Vincent Brownelast_img read more