First riverfront development in decade attracts owner-occupiers


first_img 160 Macquarie at St Lucia.The facilities include a riverside pool and sun deck, and an entertaining deck in the shade of a beautiful, existing fig tree. On the rooftop, there is a private dining room with spectacular views northeast to Brisbane City, and a landscaped outdoor space with views down the long reach of the river to Mt Coot-tha and beyond.Colliers International director Andrew Roubicek has been involved in numerous owner-occupied luxury apartment projects across Brisbane and said 160 Macquarie was in a class of its own.“Working with QM Properties and Rothelowman, we have taken all of the feedback that we have received from buyers over the years and put that knowledge into the design of these apartments,” Mr Roubicek said. MORE QUEENSLAND REAL ESTATE NEWS: Win a block of units worth $6M Follow us on Facebook Island retreat price slashed by $600K A limited release of 34 three bedroom residences is coming soon to St Lucia, – the first riverfront development in the suburb in a decade.For the first time in a decade, St Lucia will be home to its first riverfront development aimed at owner-occupiers.Developed by QM Properties, 160 Macquarie features a limited release of 34 premium three-bedroom residences.Award-winning architects Rothelowman have been appointed to design the development with apartments boasting northern aspects across the river and northeast views towards the city skyline. 160 Macquarie features beautiful riverfront views.Apartments in the 14-level building are expected to be priced from $1 million to $3 million-plus.Developer QM Properties is preparing for construction to commence around mid-year, with buyers already lining up to anchor their position on the riverfront.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus9 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market9 hours agoQM development manager Glenn Rix said there was pent-up demand, particularly from local right-sizers looking to make the move to a new apartment in the neighbourhood they love.“The St Lucia riverfront is completely built out, so our plans for this site, neighbouring the University of Queensland and Toowong Rowing Club, and within close proximity to Indooroopilly Golf Course, community parks, cafes and a ferry terminal, is welcome news for many,” he said.“The appeal is two-fold – people are excited to be able to buy brand new in an area where established housing has been the only option for many years, and they are embracing the opportunity to downsize and experience apartment living in such a prestige location.“We’ve been working with award-winning architects Rothelowman to design a bespoke building that speaks to the spirit of St Lucia, connecting seamlessly with the river and its surrounds, and celebrating the lifestyle residents enjoy.” Riverside home holds plenty of great memories The new development at St Lucia.Mr Rix said 160 Macquarie would also address the lack of boutique, super luxury apartment buildings in the Brisbane market.“There have been very few new apartment projects in recent years boasting a ‘full house’ of luxury apartments to the calibre that will be seen at 160 Macquarie,” he said.last_img read more

WLAX : Orange looks for 5th straight home victory in matchup with rival Big Red


first_img Published on April 25, 2011 at 12:00 pm Comments Gary Gait said Cornell is playing for respect. The Big Red has not had a strong season, struggling even more than Syracuse, but the upstate New York rivals are not to be discounted in the SU head coach’s mind.The unranked Big Red has a 5-7 record. Syracuse (7-7) has spent all but two weeks this season in the Top 25. Cornell lost at home to a Rutgers team that Syracuse beat on the road. Syracuse has played one of the hardest schedules in the nation this season. Cornell hasn’t.But Gait expects Cornell to come to the Carrier Dome and give the Orange a run for its money.‘They’re always going to play us tough,’ Gait said. ‘The last two years they haven’t been in the Top 10 or anything like that, but they’ve been tough to us. They show up. It’s an upstate rivalry, and I think they always play for respect.’Despite Tuesday’s matchup with Cornell being a single nonconference game amid a run of eight Big East matchups, Syracuse expects the Big Red to maintain or even escalate the level of play the Orange has been facing. Five of Cornell’s players went to high school in the greater Syracuse area, creating a local rivalry between the two squads.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse has won its past four home games and is looking to continue its hot streak against the Big Red as the season enters the final stretch. SU is coming off a win Saturday against a Cincinnati team winless in Big East play. While the game was important for SU’s conference record — and also clinched a Big East tournament berth for the Orange — it was somewhat of a prelude to the Cornell matchup.Saturday’s game gave Syracuse a chance to experiment and work out the kinks. It fostered confidence. Even if that confidence will be tested by Cornell.‘You feel good,’ Gait said. ‘Everybody feels happy, but you’ve got to stay focused and mentally tough because you’re going to have a much bigger challenge coming Tuesday.’Although the Cornell matchup has no bearing on Syracuse’s playoff chances, senior attack Tee Ladouceur said the players do not think of the game any differently. Fellow attack Michelle Tumolo said any game can indirectly affect the playoffs.‘Every game’s a game,’ Tumolo said. ‘It’s just a step to getting better.’As has been the case for much of the season, Syracuse’s main focus will be on winning draw controls. The team struggled with winning the draw for much of the season.Cornell’s strengths lie in its offense. Syracuse will watch out for some leadership in the attack, specifically from the captain, Libby Johnson. Defender Janelle Stegeland said after watching film of the Big Red, the defense is preparing for some of its specific offensive plays.‘They’ve got a great crease play,’ Stegeland said. ‘We watched film this morning, and we see them running that a lot. So I think we’ll definitely be focusing on that.’But for a Syracuse team that is 2-6 in nonconference games, Cornell will provide a final chance to improve its record outside the Big East. This will also be the last game the seniors play at home, although Senior Night took place Saturday.Last year, Syracuse traveled to Cornell and won 7-6, thanks to a save by goalie Liz Hogan as time expired. Going into that game, Syracuse had a record of 9-4 while Cornell was just 7-5.So this year, SU looks at the matchup with Cornell as only a rivalry game once again. It goes beyond numbers, meaning the Big Red’s subpar season doesn’t mean a thing.‘Regardless of what either team’s records say, it’s going to be a good game, a hard-fought game,’ Hogan said. ‘We’re going to need to come out strong and play them well.’alguggen@syr.educenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more