News

Controversial housing project kicks off

CONSTRUCTION has begun on Gladstone's first lot of dedicated affordable housing developments for teachers, nurses and retail workers.

Gladstone Affordable Housing began construction last week at both its sites at Glenlyon and Fisher Sts, with initial works including demolishing existing buildings, clearing and excavation.

The $20 million investment by Gladstone Affordable Housing also represents a much-needed boost for the city's construction industry and local sub-contractors.

Both of the properties, which are strategically located in or adjacent to the CBD, will be developed simultaneously by Badge Constructions.

The initial 12 units at Glenlyon St are expected to take nine months, with the first units likely to be available to tenants in early 2015, while the 32 Fisher St units and villas should take about 12 months to complete.

GAH general manager Rebecca Oelkers said while the availability of "market" rentals had increased in recent months, there continued to be an undersupply of quality, affordable housing in the Gladstone area.

"While Gladstone rental prices have eased overall, they are still not affordable for GAH's target group…such as teachers, nurses, hospitality, retail and childcare personnel," Ms Oelkers said.

Topics:  affordable housing, construction, fisher st, houses, housing, property




Boyne man on front lawn with sign to score job: 'It's hard'

Robert Webb has been unemployed for a long time so is hoping this sigh in his front yard will help. Family Abbey, 11, Wendy, Skye, 13, and Brodie, 15, hope it does as well.

HIS kids found it embarrassing but he's determined.

18 Syrian crew let off ship after rushed security checks

OS35, the ship which was carrying the Syrian sailors.

The ship docked in Gladstone on July 10.

New Gladstone Ports Corporation CEO has been announced

Peter O'Sullivan has been announced as the new chief executive officer of GLadstone Ports Corporation.

The future of Gladstone Ports Corporation is in new hands

Latest deals and offers

Will Turbo be taken off TV?

Memes about Turbo are flowing on Social media.

PEOPLE want Turbo taken off TV, but will Prospero Productions the ma

Police charge in after Lohan claims fiance tried to kill her

"You tried to kill me. You're a f*****g psycho".

Prince Harry regrets not talking about Diana's death

Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a ride on the Maid of Mist in Niagara Falls, Ont., in this Oct., 1991, with her sons Prince Harry, then 7, and Prince William, then 9.

The royal was 12 years old when his mother was killed

Oh Kim, be careful with the spray tan when breast feeding

Kim Kardashian West accidentally smothered North's face in fake tan

Michael Hutchence doco to show a life lived INXS

Michael Hutchence.

Michael Hutchence will live in tell-all feature-length documentary.

Sunshine Coast cooks to do battle for Masterchef crown

asterChef Australia finalists Matt Sinclair and Elena Duggan.

Noosa's Matt and Elena stay mates to the very end.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd

Ecco Ripley sales run sparks prime release

MOVING IN: Sekisui House has announced the release of more residential blocks at Ecco Ripley.

Sekisui House is preparing to unveil more land at Ecco Ripley

The climb is slow but property on the way up

Michael Matusik, director of Matusik Property Insights.Photo Allan Reinikka / The Morning Bulletin

The improvement would be mild when compared to past cycles