The buyer paid $2.05 million for the purpose-built premises with an ongoing lease to the town’s community bank branch and its post office. RT Edgar, Barwon Heads agent Peter Molloy said the secure tenants and the prime position of the seven-year-old premises at 70 Hitchcock Ave attracted high levels of inquiry during the expressions of interest campaign. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: The Mercer apartment tower nears finish Neighbours cash in on lifestyle acreage demand on Geelong outskirts Worst house in best street attracts $130K premium The building was purpose built for the community bank branch, which opened in 2012.Source:Supplied “It was a local buyer who is very, very supportive of the community,” Mr Molloy said. “They saw it as a good opportunity to invest … it was keeping it in the town because there was widespread interest.” He said the bank — which was opened in 2012 after years of community campaigning — and the post office … [Read more...] about Building leased to Barwon Heads community bank and post office sells for $2.05m
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In unusual but true stories this week, we have a goldfish becoming world's smallest patient, an activity to build human towers, unconventional vehicles break records, and a snack packet with only one corn puff inside. All the odd and interesting anecdotes from around the world are here in our review. A goldfish becomes world's smallest patient A goldfish weighing just one gram has become the smallest surgical patient ever in the UK, with a tumor being removed from its abdomen. Its owners noticed that Molly the goldfish had a massive lump on its abdomen. They brought her to Highcroft Vets in Bristol immediately and the staff there suggested surgery. The surgery took about 40 minutes and was successful, and Molly went home after waking up. The vets said Molly is the smallest animal to go under the knife, while normally they operate on the likes of iguanas, snakes and crocodiles. "You definitely have to have steady hands and good eyesight. It was definitely a team effort," said one vet. … [Read more...] about Unusual but true: Activity to build human towers
This ‘Green Sense’ essay has to sadly lament about the increasing lack of ‘sense of green’ among the decision takers and urban authorities, who appear to be in a mad rush to build on every piece of land available to build upon. Last fortnight media was abuzz with the controversial news about the High Court of Karnataka allowing replacing a colonial building with heritage qualities with a new swanky 7-storey structure, edging the Cubbon Park. The park itself, one among the only two lung spaces of Bengaluru, is not only a precinct of natural heritage but also of innumerable events in the memory and history of the city. Both the natural and built heritage of Bengaluru are at peril with the proposed construction. Of course, Bengaluru today is a world city, a great achievement, but on the graves of what was Bangalore. More often than not, the majority of builders, residents, leaders and the authorities seem to be in a rat race to erase the invisible, natural and … [Read more...] about Building or heritage?
The Nilgiris District Collector has issued clarification on building rules for new constructions in areas deemed to be landslip-prone. Addressing the concern among landholders that permission would not be given for constructing any buildings in any of the zones, deemed by the district administration to be in landslip-prone areas, she said there was no blanket ban on constructing buildings in such areas.But relevant government departments, as well as the local bodies, will carry out detailed inspections before granting building permissions. The district administration has marked these zones under three categories, based on the risk-assessment of the vulnerability of the slopes. … [Read more...] about Collector clarifies on building rules in landslip-prone areas
Email ABC Radio Melbourne By Nicole Mills Posted January 19, 2019 08:00:44 Photo: Ross House was designed by the prestigious Sydney architectural firm Sulman and Power. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills) Related Story: The strangers you can call when loneliness threatens to overwhelm Map: Melbourne 3000 There's a five-storey building in Melbourne's Flinders Lane that's known as Ross House. You may have seen the 119-year-old red brick tower tucked alongside the city library, close to the cafe-laden laneway of Degraves Street. It's prime CBD real estate.But behind the heritage-listed facade is a unique community working to create a better future for society's most marginalised people. Ross House is the only self-managed and community-owned not-for-profit building in Australia.There's no landlord. No external owner. Photo: General manager Michael Griffiths says the members and tenants make up the association. (ABC Radio Melbourne: Nicole Mills) Photo: The building … [Read more...] about Inside Melbourne’s Ross House, a heritage building filled with charitable souls