First home buyers flock to Bluewattle

first_imgPicture: Megan MacKinnonThe Vercueil family, Stefan, Natacha, Lee-Cha, 18, Kariena, 14, and Martin, 15, recently built their first Aussie home at Bluewattle after moving to Townsville from South Africa.STRONG buyer demand among first home buyers and young families will see the creation of a further 30 new lots at Bluewattle Estate later this year.Australian Defence Force families made up 15 per cent of new builds in Bluewattle in the past 12 months, with many buyers being drawn from other facilities in the Douglas Employment Precinct, including the Townsville Hospital, James Cook University and CSIRO.Bluewattle sales and marketing manager Andrew Forster of Knight Frank said he expected to see first home buyers and young families continue to be attracted to Bluewattle with the $20,000 First Home Buyers Grant extended to the end of the year.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 2020“Bluewattle has a lot to offer young families with respect to its wonderful parks, proximity to schools and major workplaces, and the continued focus on community events such as our recent May Fair at Bluewattle and upcoming Halloween and Christmas events,” Mr Forster said.“Bluewattle is gaining a well-deserved reputation for being a family-oriented community and residents at Bluewattle couldn’t be more pleased to have Defence families as neighbours they can trust and appreciate.“We currently have only a handful of lots available, all of which have generous incentives as part of our Block Buster land clearance promotion. We’re looking to sell these lots, as we make way for another 30 lots to be released later this year.“This new land release will represent an exciting new stage at Bluewattle, which will see improved connectivity with existing services in the Upper Ross including new walkways allowing access to Good Shepherd and Rasmussen schools, the Upper Ross PCYC and the Upper Ross Community Centre, without having to venture near the traffic along Riverway Drive.“Townsville City Council’s duplication of Riverway Drive will also have a direct benefit for our residents when complete.”For more information about Bluewattle, visit bluewattle.com.aulast_img read more

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Spanish FA wins scheduling battle, ready to yield ground for season completion

first_imgThe Spanish football federation will allow matches to be played every day of the week in spite of winning a legal battle with La Liga over scheduling.This is in order to complete the season after a three-month shutdown due to the new coronavirus pandemic A commercial court on Tuesday rejected La Liga’s lawsuit against the federation.RFEF had last year ruled that league matches could only be scheduled on weekends so as to protect the interests of match-going supporters.The federation on Wednesday welcomed the judge’s decision.But it said it would not stand in the way if the league wished to schedule matches on every day of the week.The federation said this was in order to finish the current season as quickly as possible. RFEF president Luis Rubiales and La Liga chief Javier Tebas are sworn enemies.But both men last month committed to working together to overcome the crisis caused by the pandemic following a meeting with sports minister Irene Lozano at the Viana Palace.“The federation wishes to show its utmost satisfaction with the sentence passed by the judge today, which rejects La Liga’s suit and declares that matches on Fridays and Mondays require the federation’s approval,” RFEF said in a statement.“However, the federation wishes to show its goodwill and will do its part to facilitate the season being completed without any problems, upholding the spirit of harmony it committed to at the Viana Palace.“That is why it is offering La Liga the chance to hold games on Fridays and Mondays once this season restarts until it finishes, without asking for anything in return.” There are 11 rounds of matches remaining in the top-flight season.The season is set to resume on June 11 after being suspended indefinitely on March 12 due to the pandemic, although fixtures have not yet been confirmed.La Liga said it respected the sentence but disagreed with it and was planning an appeal.“La Liga’s importance to this country should be remembered, as this is an industry worth 1.37 percent of the annual GDP and generates 185,000 jobs and 4.1 billion euros (4.51 billion dollars) in tax revenue,” a league statement indicated.RelatedPosts Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Premier League, La Liga back on DStv, GOtv “The current predicament caused by COVID-19 and resolutions of this nature endanger an industry which is hugely important to society.”Reuters/NAN.Tags: La LigaRFEFSeason completionSpanish FAlast_img read more

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