AV Jennings launches new Enclave community at Bridgeman Downs

first_imgAVJennings has launched a new community called the Enclave.Mr Young said the real appeal of Enclave was not only that people had the opportunity to build a new home but also they would be of exceptional quality, with design covenants in place to encourage architectural merit and a focus on sustainability in all dwellings.“Bridgeman Downs is transitioning into a leafy urban residential area and we’re offering a range of lot sizes to suit purchasers at all stages of life.” The AVJennings homes will boast up to 180sq m of living space, with separate living and dining areas, ducted airconditioning and an outdoor entertainment terrace. They will be four or three-bedroom houses, with a multipurpose room.Homesites are selling from $379,000. AVJennings is bridging a gap in the market for brand new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the sought after suburb of Bridgeman Downs.The launch of a new community at Bridgeman Downs is bridging the gap for new architecturally designed homes and homesites in the area.The new Enclave community will include just 38 homesites for purchasers looking to design and build their own dream home, as well as a collection of 15 architect-designed homes to be built by AVJennings.Construction on the new community has started, with land now selling and the first home makers expected to move in by early 2018.AVJennings development manager Barry Young said Bridgeman Downs was a popular area for families due to its location just 12km from the Brisbane CBD, with easy access to schools, shopping centres and parks in the leafy northern suburbs.“The 38 homesites range from 450sq m to 795sq m, giving ample room for a family home with a backyard, or a more compact abode for those looking to downsize,” Mr Young said. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“There has been little opportunity to secure a brand-new homesite or house and land package in Bridgeman Downs in recent years, so Enclave is a unique offering,” he said.last_img read more

John wins feature race at 15th annual Hand-in-Hand cycling competition

first_imgJAMAUL John rode away with the top prize in the feature clash of the 15th annual Hand-in-Hand Mutual Fire and Life Insurance Companies cycling competition, which was held yesterday in the National Park.John, who has been in dominant form of recent, stayed with a pack of four other cyclists from the sixth of the 35 laps in the School Boys and Invitational. The riders battled well in the last lap to assert dominance and the distance that separated them was not great, but as has become the norm over the last few weeks, the 22-year-old was the first across the line in 1:15:48secs.Paul De Nobrega finished second ahead Briton John, while Christopher Griffith placed fourth and Curtis Dey fifth.  Some 21 riders started the feature event. John later said that he was elated with the win and thanked his sponsors from Team Coco’s for their continuous support.Along with the feature clash, cyclists battled in four other events.Junior Niles won the Veterans Under-50 five-lap race after finishing in a time of 13:05.45. He was followed by Kwame Ridley and Jaikarran Sukhai.  In the Veterans Over-50, Ian Jackson got the better of Andy Spencer and Kennard Lovell over five laps while in the Juveniles 10-lap, Sherwin Sampson defeated Aaron Newton after clocking 21:56.14.The Mountain Bikes five-lap Novice battle was won by Darius Ramsammy with Nigel London in second and Lennox Jackman third.In the other event, BMX Boys 6-9 two-lap race, Lennox Jackman Jr emerged ahead of Aditya Deokarran and William Green respectively.All three youngsters were presented with new bikes compliments of the sponsors. Meanwhile, Business Development Personnel Shannon Yan pledged Hand-in-Hand’s continued support of the cycling event.last_img read more

Wilson: Hack recalls stories that drew him to sports journalism

first_imgI was never an athlete — I think most sports writers would admit to that — but unlike most others of my kind, I also wasn’t always the biggest sports fan.In reality, when I was very young, I just wanted to be a writer. Probably write some books. You know, try to make a living with words, somehow.There’s no reason I should want to be a writer — no one person in particular inspired me to start doing this and there’s obviously not a whole bunch of money to be made.Actually, let’s back up one second. There wasn’t one person, but probably one thing.Growing up outside of Washington, D.C., The Washington Post was a staple of my morning routine since I was in elementary school. I wasn’t a hoops junkie or anything yet, but I was a reader and I wasn’t going to read the news, style or business sections. Sports made more sense. I learned to love sports just as much because of what I read as what I saw.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOf course rooting for teams was fun — even when I realized that there was no chance the Eagles or Nationals would ever win a title — but the stories were fun.And that’s why this year’s Syracuse season, in all of its beautiful imperfection, was perfect.How many years do you get to say you saw one of the best shots in SU history, Jim Boeheim’s only ejection and a 25-0 start? Every time you looked up, there was some new story seemingly more unbelievable than the last.In the middle of it all, I had a chance to go back to where it all started for myself. The Orange’s trip to Maryland will probably just be remembered as a throwaway road game in a wild, wild season, but that was where I grew up and fell in love with basketball. The 2002 Terrapins were the only championship team I ever rooted for. My family has had tickets since the Comcast Center opened. I know C.J. Fair enjoyed playing in front of his friends and family, and I like to think I felt at least a little bit the same.For the first time, my childhood and my future totally collided. UMD made me love college basketball — the greatest game — and now I was in College Park getting to watch it, and of course write about it, as a job.But suddenly, on March 22, I looked up and it was all over. Dayton stunned Syracuse. My time at The Daily Orange didn’t end on that night, but it felt like it did. I never viewed myself a Syracuse fan, but it was sad to see that team’s run — and, more selfishly, my own run — end in Buffalo. It was like the end of a good book that you never want to stop reading.This summer, I’ll be back at home. I’ll be in Maryland for as long of a stretch of time as I’ve had in years. And every morning, when I sit down at the kitchen table, The Washington Post will be sitting right there. For some reason my parents still subscribe — I like to think it’s because I’m a newspaper guy. Actually, come to think of it, maybe it’s not about the paper where the story was told, but the ones who made sure I was getting to take them all in.David Wilson was a staff writer at The Daily Orange where his column will no longer appear. He can be reached at dbwilson@syr.edu or on Twitter at @DBWilson2.-30- Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 28, 2014 at 12:56 amlast_img read more