Vale Enrico Taglietti: Canberra thanks you
Opinion
Canberra is a city with a strong sense of heritage. Most Canberrans know about the landscape and design principles of the Griffin Plan and have embraced the 'Bush Capital’ idea as an extension of 19th and 20th century ‘Garden city’ theories and philosophies. But with so much renewal going on, we can sometimes pass by places with significant heritage value sitting...
Goulburn waits on election outcome for property investors to return to market
Property
Goulburn’s long honeymoon with property investors is waning. The love affair has served the city well, with homes under $450,000 being snapped up at auctions, and local builders constructing new homes on vacant land. Typical of redevelopments around the place was the subdivision in West Goulburn, which culminated in the sale of 8 Francis Street. Ray White Goulburn principal Justin...
Lake House for sale in Kangaroo Valley oozes romance and beauty
Property
From its Juliet balcony through to its vine-covered pergola to its picturesque lake, a stone-clad home on 13 acres on the market in Kangaroo Valley simply oozes romance. The property’s living history backs that up. Current owners Emma and David were married on one of three islands on the private lake, David Attenborough once filmed platypus playing at a nearby...
Funds finally flow for Yankees Gap fencing 9 months after bushfire
News
Dollars are finally flowing to landowners impacted by the long-running and vast Yankees Gap Bushfire of 2018, west of Bega. The fire that sprung from an unattended private burn on August 15 on Yankees Gap Road at Bemboka, went on to also threaten the communities of Numbugga, and Brogo over the 44 days that followed. Hideous conditions on August 15...
Headland estate at McKenzies Beach comes with tennis court and your own patch of beach
Property
A beachfront headland estate which has recently gone on the market at McKenzies Beach couples the allure of sun, sand and sea on your doorstep with that of a substantial home, tennis court and sauna. Located two hours’ drive from Canberra, the property at 650 George Bass Drive, Malua Bay is a rare offering as it includes ownership of a...
Real estate round-up – Eurobodalla, Snowy Monaro, Bega Valley
Property
Have you been watching the residential real estate market lately? Thinking of investing, downsizing or exchanging a town lot for a few acres? If you find yourself hesitating when it comes to making a purchase, you're not alone. A combination of election uncertainty and the associated disquiet about its effects on Negative Gearing and Capital Gains Tax, as well as...
Booming Murrumbateman to grow retail heart
Property
The fast-growing rural village of Murrumbateman is about to become a country town, complete with a pedestrian-friendly retail heart. Sydney-based developer Hewlett Property Group, which has commercial centres in Canberra and elsewhere in regional NSW, is building Fairley Square, a town centre of four buildings with eight separate small and medium tenancies. The development has planning approval and work on...
Queanbeyan Palerang Heritage Awards, and the winners are…
Arts & Culture
For the first time, the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council (QPRC) Heritage Awards were held at the Braidwood Museum. Mayor Tim Overall presented the awards before an audience of around 40 people. A total of ten nominations across the three categories were received and all the nominations were of a high standard. The judges found making a decision very challenging and...
Historic Yass property boasts heritage features and quality finishes from a golden era
Property
Australia’s tremendous wool wealth is evident in the grand homes of graziers, and the people who served rural communities that sprang up to capitalise on the Golden Fleece. One such residence, Wadden Lodge, is on the market at Yass. The sandstock brick home with corrugated iron roof and wrought-iron verandah has glorious timber floors and ceilings throughout. On an elevated...
Lovely stone home on 12 acres with river frontage for sale two hours from Canberra
Property
A charming five-bedroom stone home with river frontage and 12 acres of alluvial land is on the market two hours’ drive from Canberra for just $585,000. ‘Lachly Pines’ at 142 Clearview Road, Darbys Falls is located 20 minutes’ drive from Cowra and was built by the current owners 29 years ago using granite stone sourced from the local area. It...
Village finally breaks ground on South Jerrabomberra 1250-home estate
Property
It's been a long time coming but Village Building Company has finally broken ground on its housing development at South Jerrabomberra, formerly Tralee. At a formal sod turning ceremony on Wednesday, Village CEO Travis Doherty said it was no secret that the project had been complex and challenging, alluding to the long-running battle with Canberra Airport over flight paths, and...
Award-winning Fedra Olive Grove and tourism facilities for sale 55 km from Canberra
Property
A multi-award winning olive grove on 87 acres of land is on the market just 55 kilometres from Canberra and comes with tourism facilities and three residences. Fedra Olive Grove at 5796 Federal Highway in Collector was started from scratch by Spiros (Jeff) and Fedra Konstantinou in May 2000 as a way of promoting their Greek heritage and their love...
Ginninderry’s 5000-home proposal in Yass Valley moves to consultation phase
Property
Yass Valley Shire Council has opened community consultation on the Parkwood housing proposal, the NSW component of the Ginninderry residential development that straddles the NSW-ACT border. The Corkhill family's Riverview Projects (ACT) Pty Limited and local landowners want to build about 5000 dwellings in the Yass Valley to accommodate 13,000 people on a 600-hectare site, of which about 387 hectares...
Secluded South Coast hideaway comes with its own private beach
Property
A secluded hideaway located on a scenic headland between Batemans Bay and Moruya is on the market and includes 20 hectares of bushland which cascades down to a virtually private beach. ‘The Camp’ at 1733 George Bass Drive, Rosedale was built by architect Julius Bokor and has been featured in several architectural magazines, such as the Australian Architectural Review and...
Steeped in convict history, Goulburn’s Lansdowne Park goes up for auction
Property
A heritage-listed property steeped in Australia’s convict history will be auctioned in Goulburn at the end of this month and oozes an atmosphere of the past. Historic Lansdowne Park is thought to be one of Australia’s oldest properties and features a 3-4 bedroom renovated homestead sitting on 35 acres of land with four other residences, a stand-alone stone ballroom, a...
Grand mansion for sale in the Southern Highlands exudes rural romanticism
Property
A grand two-storey British Colonial-style residence is for sale as part of a secluded 77-hectare estate in the Southern Highlands and is set among beautifully-sculpted formal English gardens. ‘Mandalay’ exudes rural romanticism and was modelled to exacting standards on a prominent circa-1900 British mansion in Singapore. Around 1.5 kilometres from the village of Exeter, the property has impressive views of...
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