SOUTH MOLLE ISLAND IN CHINESE HANDS

SOUTH MOLLE ISLAND IN CHINESE HANDS

CHINA Capital Investment Group (CCIG) has bought its second island in the Whitsundays.

Today it announced the purchase of South Molle Island for a reported $25 million, which comes about a year after its acquisition of Daydream Island Resort and Spa.

CCIG bought the island from long-time leaseholder Craig Ross, who put the property ...

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RECORD SQUARE METRE PRICE AT MANLY APARTMENTS

RECORD SQUARE METRE PRICE AT MANLY APARTMENTS

A $9.5 MILLION sale at CostaFox Developments' Luxury Bower project in Manly is the highest price per square metre paid for a Bower Street address. The record selling apartment, purchased by a local buyer, features three bedrooms and three bathrooms over 281sqm, plus a 31sqm balcony. At $33,807/sqm, the price beats the previous reco...

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GOLD COAST'S BEST BUILDERS REVEALED

GOLD COAST'S BEST BUILDERS REVEALED

THE results are in, as Master Builders Queensland have officially named the best builders on the Gold Coast at the annual 2016 Housing & Construction Awards. A total of 48 winners were announced at the ceremony held at Jupiters Hotel and Casino, with Austen Ritchie Builder and Brookfield Multiplex taking out top honours on the night. ...

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SEVEN FIELDS SELLS THREE VINEYARDS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SEVEN FIELDS SELLS THREE VINEYARDS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

KINGSTON Estate Wines has acquired the 252ha New Residence vineyard in South Australia's Riverland region for an undisclosed amount in a deal negotiated by Colliers International's Tim Altschwager and Nick Dean on behalf of Seven Fields. New Residence Vineyard is just outside Loxton (pictured), with about 36.4% of the vineyard plante...

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APARTMENT BUILDING BOOM HAS PEAKED, SAYS BIS SHRAPNEL

APARTMENT BUILDING BOOM HAS PEAKED, SAYS BIS SHRAPNEL

NEW apartment commencements will decline by 50 per cent in the next four years from today's "unsustainable" level of 107,000, says today's BIS Shrapnel Building in Australia 2016-2031 report.

Total dwelling starts reached 220,100 in 2015/16, an all-time high, but the decline is expected to start this year and this will mostly...

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THE BUILDER MAKING FUNCTION AN ART FORM

THE BUILDER MAKING FUNCTION AN ART FORM

MAKING artistry out of cabinets is something Darrin Davies has been doing since 2009. Darrin recognised a gap in the delivery of quality joinery in homes from Byron Bay to Brisbane. He started his business, Artistry in Cabinets, and ever since has been scoring prime work like the recently awarded home at Jefferson Lane, Palm Beach. ...

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ASTUTE BUILDS THE ULTIMATE BLANK CANVAS

ASTUTE BUILDS THE ULTIMATE BLANK CANVAS

DEVELOPMENT of the largest sound stage in the southern hemisphere has won Astute Projects the award for Industrial Building Over $5 million. Measuring 80m by 47m, Sound Stage 9 has an overall surface area of 3716m2. It has a dual role, not only as the filming location of Hollywood films, but as a sports venue in the upcoming Gold Coast 20...

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CLARKE'S PROVES BIG BUCKS AREN'T EVERYTHING

CLARKE'S PROVES BIG BUCKS AREN'T EVERYTHING

THE new Buildsafe headquarters in Arundel delivered by Clarke's Design and Construction has taken out the award for a Commercial Building up to $5 million. The nine-month project features a hand-built replica shipping container that was turned into an interior meeting room where original dimensions were modified for seating arrangemen...

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IT'S AN ALDIE, BUT A GOODIE

IT'S AN ALDIE, BUT A GOODIE

ENTERING the magnificent Emerald Lakes over-50s Country Club feels like you are checking into a five-star resort. Complete with all the facilities one could need and more, the Seachange Country Club Emerald Lakes built by Alder Constructions is a vision in the over-50s lifestyle living arena.  The gym, library, communal living ar...

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KYRONN TAKES IT TO THE TOP

KYRONN TAKES IT TO THE TOP

KYRONN has become known to anyone who frequents the Gold Coast as the builder of choice when it comes to multi-residential construction. It is not luck that has seen the majority of recent residential developments within the Southport Priority Development Area being delivered by Kyronn, "It is the knowledge and expertise in all aspec...

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ONE SECTOR PUTS A NEW SPIN ON STORAGE

ONE SECTOR PUTS A NEW SPIN ON STORAGE

STORAGE units have been given a makeover like never before. It's common knowledge now that every man needs a man cave, but One Sector recognised that maybe some need more than just one. The company built Prestige Strata Units at Arundel to address this growing need, and because of delivering on point, has won the Industrial Buildi...

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CONDEV: THE BEST IS STILL YET TO COME

CONDEV: THE BEST IS STILL YET TO COME

FOUNDED by Steve and Tracy Marais in 2002, Condev Construction has evolved as a force to be reckoned with in the building industry in Queensland, turning over around $200 million in FY16. The Gold Coast-headquartered company, which commenced as a boutique operation, now employs more than 140 staff and has around 25 projects under construc...

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SUNFOX: NEW KIDS ON THE CORNER BLOCK

SUNFOX: NEW KIDS ON THE CORNER BLOCK

SET back from the street, this Sunfox project offers plenty of backyard and enough privacy to bring the Australian dream to life. This was all achieved at a small corner block in Ormeau, where the single-storey family home was built as an investment property. By day, Sunfox director Corey Hobbins is employed as a supervisor in commerc...

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PASE CREATES STATEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND SEA

PASE CREATES STATEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND SEA

THE plan was to create the ultimate modern beach house to weather the test of time. The clients undertook extensive research to develop an off-form concrete, minimalist home and approached Shane Denman Architects and Pase Building to deliver the dream beach house. Pase Building's concrete house at Palm Beach has a Zen-like quality...

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VBUILD'S HOME FIT FOR A FAIRYTALE

VBUILD'S HOME FIT FOR A FAIRYTALE

A WEDDING, a mountain and a 'home among the gumtrees' this $4 million project by V-Build has it all. Tucked away in the depths of Mount Tamborine, the home features a unique floating box staircase, curving cross fall driveway and eight months' worth of stonemasonry. There was no negotiating the deadline for this awe-inspir...

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NEWSTART IN THE ZONE

NEWSTART IN THE ZONE

EVEN on modest allotments, there's a real feeling of spaciousness that comes with Newstart's newest range of display homes thanks to intelligent zoning. The design and construction company says its Urban Elegance design aims to meet the expectations of a design-sensitive, discerning home owner. High, raked ceilings and expansi...

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AUSTRALASIAN HOMES' RIVERSIDE TRANSFORMATION

AUSTRALASIAN HOMES' RIVERSIDE TRANSFORMATION

AUSTRALASIAN Homes' Surfers Paradise project has undergone the ultimate alteration to take out the award for Home Renovation/Remodelling Project $576,000-$1 million. The four-month construction opened up the home to take advantage of the skyline and riverside views by gutting the interior and adding a bedroom and theatre. Featurett...

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PERRY HOMES MASTERS LIVING LARGE

PERRY HOMES MASTERS LIVING LARGE

BLOCKS may be getting smaller, but that doesn't mean you can't live even larger, as the latest work from Perry Homes proves. The Tweed-headquartered builder left its southern nest and developed its latest display home at the northern end of the Gold Coast in Coomera. The display name is fitting Fresh 244 as Perry Homes develop...

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CHOICE DISPLAY DUO CAPTURES FAMILY ESSENCE

CHOICE DISPLAY DUO CAPTURES FAMILY ESSENCE

THE Winchester and Driftwood designs have taken centre stage for Choice Homes this year, with the pair currently highlighted as the company's most popular designs and strongest sellers. The designs intend to maximise the use of space within the Gold Coast's newer developments, where block width, length and overall square metrage c...

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UNIQUE HOMES TURNING THE TIGHT SQUEEZE INTO A BREEZE

UNIQUE HOMES TURNING THE TIGHT SQUEEZE INTO A BREEZE

IT'S one thing to design a clever home, but it's another thing entirely to design a unique one, especially on a smaller block. Not only has Gold Coast Unique Homes managed to design a singular home which lives up to its namesake, the company has created a flexible display suited to the smaller scale.  Enter the Ormeau Pro...

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