Trogir has become a brand!

first_imgWe can learn so much from these statements, but perhaps the most important is the awareness of the market and modern future development of Trogir. Of course, one is the form, and something completely different is the market, growth and development, ie content. However, we can rarely hear such a statement in our media space, from the mayor or the helmsman of the future development of the city. Trogir has become a brand.  Photo: Fabular If we do not have a satisfied local population, if they move out of the city – I wonder how we can develop tourism? How can we sell authenticity if the local population does not live that authenticity? If it is negative and dissatisfied? Every part of Trogir. Bravo. It is this authenticity that creates uniqueness in the tourist market. And that is why our main tourist product is that we must be what we are – Dalmatians, Slavonians, Istrians, Zagorje… – CROATS. It’s a story we have to tell and sell. And so from the above context, this step, to present and brand the city through a new and modern logo and brand, is an extremely significant and big step forward. And the city / destination is a brand, a brand that attracts not only tourists but also investments, companies and new residents. The rhythm of the city, as well as the quality of life in the city is important, both for the development of tourism, the local population and for attracting new residents – the future development of the city. No capital wants to go into a negative atmosphere. The new visual identity of the city of Trogir outlines traces carved in stone and a unique, top art of world scale- Anja Bauer, Fabular “The new visual identity of the city of Trogir outlines traces carved in stone and unique, top art of world proportions. Inspiration was found in old traces, signatures and markers left by medieval masters at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence and the Church of St. John the Baptist. The trace is a mark in time that testifies not only to top creativity but also to life and play – trilling, prayer – sailing and permission and completion of construction – Radovan’s seal. The logo depicts a trill carved in stone, it is one of the frequent traces left by the masters at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence and the Church of St. John the Baptist. She tells us about the simplicity and beauty of living in Trogir and points out that in addition to the magnificent buildings, the beauty of everyday life in Trogir is equally inspiring. A system of pictograms inspired by the urban and artistic heritage of the city of Trogir was developed, as well as the delineation of everyday life through traces and graffiti of medieval master builders, sculptors and stonemasons who lived and created here, and who centuries later vividly testify to the intertwining”, Explained Anja Bauer. Photo: Fabular And there is another positive message we can draw from this story – the story of the top branding of our experts. Either you play a game or you don’t – a game is played in the market The city of Trogir has made a step forward and became the first city and destination in Croatia to be a brand. When you are “small” then you have to be fast, proactive, innovative and creative to jump out of the crowd and attract attention. We need to follow new trends faster than the big ones. And we can do that even though we are “small”. Of course we are small only if we want to be. We decided to embark on this project because looking at foreign examples we realized the positive impact of quality branding on the lives of locals, said the mayor of Trogir Ante Bilic, adding that they are aware that the market is changing and that only those who responses to the needs of today’s tourists, be able to continue to develop without compromising the quality of life of local people. “Shooting was interesting and fun, and sometimes even as dangerous as when we walked into the apiary in shorts. There were also twists of the ankles on the streets of Trogir, the cloud used to block the sun just when we didn’t need it, but we still managed to capture everything exactly as we imagined. There were days when we filmed for 12 hours, which at 35 degrees and in the sun can be quite exhausting, but in the lives of me and my colleague Ratko Ilijić it is common. All for good staff. We met a lot of great people from Trogir and learned a lot of things we didn’t know about the city, even though we had been there so many times before. We were most impressed by the masters, craftsmen who work here and who did not give in to the negative influences of mass tourism but stick to tradition. It was challenging to reduce five hours of material to three minutes, but modern trends require short forms. Fortunately, we have so much good footage that the plan and desire is to make a series of small videos next year in which we will show everything we have recorded. It would be a shame not to see that either” said Milan Latkovic. “Through branding, we want to profile ourselves among a number of similar destinations on the Adriatic and become recognizable for a number of specialties that we have. Trogir deserves it primarily for the people who live and create there, for its beauty and heritage and the fact that it has been on the UNESCO list for 22 years. We want to prevent Trogir from becoming a ‘fast food’ destination. I am proud that at such a high level we were the first in Dalmatia to launch such a complex project based not only on new and beautiful visuals, but a strategy that should guide us in the coming years and, I repeat, bring great benefits to Trogir and our fellow citizens. There are still many steps ahead of us and we will certainly learn on the go, but I hope that we will soon become a positive example and that other cities will follow us.”Concluded Bilic. Many leaders of tourist boards from the area, tourist guides, leaders of hotels and agencies and other tourist workers had the opportunity to visit the city for the first time in the so-called. a masterful tour through which all the peculiarities emphasized by the new branding of the city are shown. The aim of the project was to detect the peculiarities by which Trogir differs from other cities and to shape them into new slogan, logo and narrative which will be spoken primarily by the residents of Trogir, tourist workers, residents of this Dalmatian region, domestic and foreign tourists and the media, according to the city of Trogir.  The task was to put the rich past and heritage of Trogir in a contemporary context and create a strong story that will attract tourists who spend more and stay longer, but above all arouse the pride of residents and return life to the old town throughout the year. It is in market development that our biggest problem is. One thing is politics, and something else is market development, that’s where we fall the most, that’s why we stagnate. In today’s 21st century, we live in a global village, and the economy is the alpha and omega, and everyone is struggling to attract as much investment as possible and everyone is fighting for every tourist. E politics plays the least role here, but market rules apply here. The project was developed by the internationally awarded Zagreb company Fabular, a member of the professional association REBRAND Hall of Fame among the 25 best brand consultants in the world, led by the director of branding strategy Anja Bauer, author of the protected formula “8 ingredients that make up the brand” and a leading branding expert. Croatia. Often we all stick to the old coats of arms and flags of cities and no other city has presented a modern concept of branding, and especially I mean through the new modern logo, which will be implemented in all communication of bastards, including tourist destinations. This does not mean that we have to forget who we are and our past, on the contrary, I personally think that we have to respect ourselves, our tradition and identity much more, because that is the only way others can respect us. So let us respect ourselves, so that others may respect us. Also, it is precisely our authentic way and culture of living that must be our main tourist product, and not enter into the standardization and copying of others. “Working on the branding of Trogir was interesting, intriguing, lively, instructive. Trogir is a place that delighted us with its beauty and depth of meaning and we all enjoyed creating its story. Through our research work, we have detected three key things, the impressive features that make up the identity of Trogir. These are the continuity of life over 3600 years, then the great masters who worked there from the Middle Ages until today and the indelible traces that these masters leave. These are the three main elements, the so-called sweet spot of Trogir, based on which we created a strategy”, Said Anja Bauer, owner and creative director of Fabular. And that mindset is the key – the city is a brand.  In the process that lasted more than a year, an extensive interdisciplinary research was conducted on the perception, potentials and challenges of Trogir, which analyzed the historical material, conducted surveys with locals and tourists, talked to all the meritorious people of the city – from historians, craftsmen, caterers, museum staff, the City, the Tourist Board, tourist guides… The very motive of the trip is to get to know a new way and culture of living and to have a new experience. Also, when we talk about a destination, we often forget that the term destination is a broader context. We all make a destination, ie the whole city, both with its arrangement and the people who live and work in it. The city / destination is a whole, and it is the destination and the primary motive for arrival, not accommodation. The city is a BRAND The idea is that by using heritage and local specialties in a contemporary context and emphasizing authentic values, the city is positioned not only as one of the most desirable domestic but also Mediterranean destinations. The project is done modeled on many European destinations, such as Glasgow, Eindhoven, Bologna, Berlin…, which after branding recorded a number of positive economic effects, and Trogir wants to achieve all of the above. The city is not buildings / structures, but the city is made up of people. In the coming years, the implementation of this project will follow, which aims at what everyone wants – to attract the wealthier, the so-called. cultural tourists who stay longer and spend more through reviving neglected and hidden locations, both in the core and beyond. The goal is to extend the season, hold master classes, organize various events with the sign of “master” throughout the year, cooperation with universities, hosting art colonies, sports competitions “ Do you want growth and development? Do you want to extend the tourist season? Want to increase the number of days people stay in your destination? Do you want to attract better quality tourists, higher purchasing power who are interested in quality content? Want to increase tourism spending? We were most impressed by the masters, craftsmen who work there and who did not give in to the negative influences of mass tourism but stick to tradition. – Milan Latkovic Photo: Fabular On the other hand, I constantly point out that in Croatia we have practically all resources, top experts in almost every field, experts who are valued globally, who work miracles in impossible conditions, and who we use very little or not at all for our future development. If we can, and we can, we should take advantage of them. This is not about cost, but about investment. The project also spawned a new promotional video of Trogir, whose staff stands behind many times internationally award-winning Split cameraman Milan Latković. The shooting lasted about 30 days, five hours of material were recorded, of which the first in a series of videos was created showing Trogir in a new light. The video is special in that it includes many people, with an emphasis on masters, both those who once created there, and many contemporary masters – sculptors, painters, corals, tanners, but also children of Trogir schools and kindergartens, athletes, grandmothers from the market and many others, olive growers, beekeepers, winemakers, cooks… all those who make up the city. Namely, the City of Trogir presented a new branding strategy, a new slogan and visual identity, but also a new promotional video of the city. After a year and a half of work in which more than a hundred people participated in various ways, Trogir became the first destination on the coast, but also the first city in Croatia to start branding on such a serious and professional level. What if we don’t sell and tell our stories? What if we don’t respect ourselves, our history, identity, way of life and culture? What makes us recognizable and why someone would visit us, certainly not just because of the sun and the sea. How to extend the tourist season, extend the stay of guests and increase tourist consumption if not with quality, diverse and primarily authentic content? We want to prevent Trogir from becoming a ‘fast food’ destination- Ante Bilić, Mayor of Trogir If so, then this is the right path. Of course, one is form, and now the real work and focus on content is just beginning, because brand strategy must be alive and tangible in order to have the right effect. Again, the city and the brand are the people, not just the logo. The author of the new visual identity of Trogir is Maja Bagić Barić, one of the most respected Croatian designers. Fabular found the signature of Master Muscardell from the 13th century in the interior of the Trogir Cathedral, on the basis of which dr.sc. Nikola Đurek, a university professor in Split and Zagreb, the most famous Croatian typographer, created a new font. In the creative process, a new slogan of the city was created: “MARKED BY MASTERS”, respectively “MARKED BY MASTERS”, and the ubiquitous rub was chosen for the logo.last_img read more

Cambridge research: Capital nourishment

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Death toll rises to eight after flash flood sweeps away scouts in Yogyakarta

first_imgThe victims were among 257 seventh and eighth graders of Turi 1 junior high school taking part in scouting activities on Friday. The student participants went river trekking despite the weather conditions.Tarnoto, the head of Dukuh hamlet in the village, said hamlet residents had remined the scout group to cancel the river trekking on Friday because drizzling had started at the time.“The sky was full of dark clouds above the river’s upstream area. The residents were worried that it would rain in the upstream and cause a flash flood,” Tarnoto told the Post.He went on to say that Sempor River had for years been used for trekking and was known for its cleanliness.Topics : Several rescuers were also looking at a weir located near the incident. A diver searched for victims at the bottom of the river, as observed by The Jakarta Post.Read also: At least six dead after flash flood sweeps away 250 students in Yogyakarta Wahyu said the rescue operation was under way, with 853 personnel deployed to find the missing students. The operation had continued at 7 a.m. on Saturday.“The focus of the search today is from the location of the incident [in Donokerto village] to [Pondok Gajah Homestay in Sleman], with a total area of operation of 25.19 kilometers. The personnel are divided into four teams, dispatched to separate locations,” as written on the agency’s official Twitter account, @Pusdalops_diy.center_img A joint search and rescue team reported on Saturday that eight students had died during a flash flood that swept away a group of scouts trekking on the banks of the Sembor River in Donokerto village in Sleman, Yogyakarta.“Rescue team personnel have found eight bodies and are still looking for two more that are still missing,” said Yogyakarta Search and Rescue Agency (Basarnas) head Lalu Wahyu Effendi on Saturday at noon.The dead and missing students are all girls aged 12 to 15 years old. Meanwhile, 23 students were injured during the incident.last_img read more

Trump slashes US refugee admissions to record low

first_imgTopics : President Donald Trump’s administration said late Wednesday the United States will admit a record low of no more than 15,000 refugees over the coming year despite surging global displacement, stepping up its hard line one month before elections.The State Department announced the number just half an hour before the October 1 start of the 2021 fiscal year, narrowly meeting a deadline set by US law following criticism from lawmakers.The 15,000 figure — the maximum who can be admitted over the next 12 months barring a change in administration — is a further cut from 18,000 last year and down dramatically from more than 100,000 under previous president Barack Obama. Nearly 80 million people around the world are displaced, double the number a decade ago, according to the UN refugee agency.On September 8, a fire ravaged a bursting-at-the-seams camp that had been attempting to house 20,000 people on the Greek island of Lesbos, a key entry point to the European Union.Trump’s Democratic rival in November 3 elections, Joe Biden, has pledged to raise the refugee cap to 125,000, saying that welcoming the persecuted is in line with US values.The Trump campaign has run advertisements highlighting Biden’s stance on refugees, saying he is “weak” and would bring in people from “dangerous” places. ‘No more generous country’ Asked about impending cuts to the refugee quota, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday that there was “no more generous country” than the United States in providing humanitarian assistance. “You suggest somehow that we didn’t do our fair share when it comes to refugees – nothing could be further from the truth,” Pompeo said in response to a question at a news conference in Rome. “We’ve taken more refugees inside the United States than any other nation over the course of the last 20 years,” Pompeo said.The United States for years took in more refugees than the rest of the world combined. But last year Canada topped the US as the leader by resettling more than 30,000 refugees, according to UN data.Democratic lawmakers earlier feared that the Trump administration would not comply with the requirement to provide a refugee number by October 1, making it impossible to admit people. “We need to restore the refugee program and our moral authority around the world,” said Representative Zoe Lofgren, who heads a House subcommittee in charge of immigration.Trump launched his 2016 campaign on vows to keep out Mexican and Muslim immigrants, accusing them of violence, and took heat after a debate Tuesday with Biden for equivocating on condemning white supremacists.Trump has frequently assailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for letting in hundreds of thousands of mostly Syrian migrants.Syria remains the world’s largest source of refugees after nearly a decade of brutal civil war. More than five million people have also fled Venezuela’s crumbling economy and political tumult.Pompeo last week on a visit thanked Colombia and Brazil for taking in Venezuelans and toured a migrant processing center in a Brazilian border town.The State Department statement on the refugee cap pointed to Venezuela as a case where the United States was focusing on “diplomatic solutions.”The Trump administration has been trying unsuccessfully since January 2019 to topple Venezuela’s leftist leader, Nicolas Maduro. Trump, who has campaigned on fierce denunciations of immigration, already suspended refugee admissions entirely for several months this year citing the Covid-19 pandemic.Explaining the proposed new numbers, which need formal White House approval, the State Department said the United States wanted to help displaced people “as close to their homes as possible” until they can go back.”By focusing on ending the conflicts that drive displacement in the first place, and by providing overseas humanitarian assistance to protect and assist displaced people, we can prevent the destabilizing effects of such displacement on affected countries and their neighbors,” a statement said.Refugee advocates had pleaded with the Trump administration to raise admissions in the face of global conflicts and fresh instability due to the pandemic. last_img read more

Papuans doubtful over govt team to probe shootings

first_imgA ministerial decree signed by Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD on Thursday shows that the team comprises 30 people, including ministry officials, members of state institutions including the State Intelligence Agency (BIN), the National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI), an academic and seven Papuan public figures.“How do we investigate if ‘we’ are the perpetrator?” Dona asked. “The GKII must be included in the team, because they know the victim and the terrain so that there will be a discussion and monitoring”.Yeremia was allegedly shot by TNI personnel on his way to his pigpen on Sept. 19, according to the GKII and local media. However, the TNI and Mahfud claimed that an armed criminal group (KKB) was behind Yeremia’s death.Papuan lawmaker Yan Mandenas of House of Representatives Commission I, which oversees information and defense, said the government should have done the investigation immediately, without first accusing the KKB publicly.“The government didn’t show accurate proof that the KKB was responsible either. Please don’t let the investigative team be just another formality because the case got exposure,” the Gerindra Party politician said.Read also: Intan Jaya pastor third churchman allegedly killed by security personnel, church saysIndonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) researcher Adriana Elisabeth said she feared the recent unlawful killings in Papua would not be the last, as the government had yet to address the key issue in Papua.“The team must understand the root cause of Papua’s problems, so that the current investigation can be an entry point to solve other problems of injustice. Besides, the team should also provide insight on how to stop violence in Papua,” said Adriana.She further said the team should be a space for the government and the Papuan people to listen to each other instead of just reporting investigation results.“One of the root problems in Papua is the rigid dichotomy between separatism and nationalism. There is no trust from Papuans toward the government and vice versa, therefore, a dialogue where both parties are willing to listen is much needed,” she said.Ari of Amnesty added that the government should not solve human rights abuse in Papua case by case but rather through an effective mechanism that was independent and impartial.“But now that another team has been established, the team must work independently, objectively and transparently. It must deliver its results to the public, especially to the families of victims,” he said.Separately, Papua Governor Lukas Enembe said his administration would soon establish a humanitarian team to help Intan Jaya residents face issues stemming from violence in the region.The team, he said, would be comprised of representatives of the Papua administration, members of the public and church members.  He said his office was currently drafting a decree for the establishment of the team.“The shooting of pastor Yeremia Zanambani must be investigated. But apart from that, the problems faced by Intan Jaya residents recently have been very hard. There have been reports of violence taking place there, similar to what occurred during my term as a regent in Puncak Jaya,” he said in a statement on Friday.The administration will take on a bigger role in helping residents to overcome the trauma from the violence, Lukas added.Editor’s note:This story has been updated to include a statement from Papua Governor Lukas Enembe.Topics : Read also: Indonesia forms team to probe recent shootings in Papua, but state rights body excludedThere have been 47 cases of unlawful killings leaving 96 people dead in Papua over the past two years, a marked increase from the figures recorded from 2010 to 2018, namely 69 cases and 95 victims, according to Amnesty International Indonesia. That figure is believed to be a conservative estimate.“Of the 47 cases, only four made it to a trial, two of which were [closed trials] at the military court,” Amnesty International Indonesia researcher Ari Pramuditya said.Pastor Dona Balubun of GKI Papua said she was pessimistic about the team, especially because its composition was dominated by the government and the military. She also questioned the absence of representatives from the Indonesian Evangelical Christian Church (GKII). Papuans have expressed doubt over the establishment of a joint fact-finding team (TGPF) to probe the recent shootings in Papua, including the killing of Papuan pastor Yeremia Zanambani in Intan Jaya regency.They raised concerns that the team under the Office of the Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister would solve nothing unless the government had the will to solve the systemic violence in the easternmost province.“We, the church and I, believe that all the Papuan people are unsure whether the team can fairly and transparently investigate and disclose what happened [to Yeremia], because past investigations of unlawful killings in Papua have never been made public,” Pastor Andrikus Mofu, the general synod chairman of the Indonesian Christian Church (GKI) in Papua, said in an online discussion on Friday.last_img read more

ESG least important to hedge fund investors, survey shows

first_img“A further factor that contributes to the wide acceptance of carbon intensity and greenhouse gas emissions,” it added, “is that they are quantifiable and clearly defined, making tracking and implementing policies easier than for other ESG criteria.”Private equity investors appeared most convinced of the importance of ESG, as only 12% of respondents said the matter was not considered when appointing a manager within the asset class.The approach to ESG by infrastructure and real estate managers was also important to investors, with 22% and 27% saying it was a significant factor when appointing managers – in stark contrast to the view of those appointing hedge funds, where only 7% said it was a matter of significant concern.Among hedge fund investors, more than one-third said they did not consider ESG at all, twice the number that said it was immaterial when investing in property.The survey is the second in a number of months to show the private equity market increasingly viewing ESG as a core concern.Tycho Sneyers, chairman of the ESG committee at LGT Capital Partners, argued that the survey results showed how ESG had moved “beyond ethical concerns” and found its place as a risk and investment-management topic. The overwhelming majority of asset owners consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns important when selecting private equity, property or infrastructure managers – with such concerns the least important within the hedge fund sector, according to a new survey.The global survey, covering nearly 100 respondents including pension schemes and sovereign wealth funds, found that three-quarters considered ESG when making investment decisions, and that 57% perceived ESG factors as improving risk-adjusted returns.Conducted by Mercer and LGT Capital Partners, the survey also found that greenhouse gas emissions were viewed as the most important environmental issue, closely followed by water scarcity.The survey noted that initiatives, such as the Montreal Carbon Pledge, were seeing institutions demonstrate a greater interest in managing climate-related risks.last_img read more

Nordea Liv & Pension rebrands as mutual status beds in

first_imgNordea Liv & Pension, the Danish pension provider, has unveiled a new brand to distinguish itself in the country’s highly competitive pensions market as it prepares to become 100% customer owned.The company is to be renamed “Velliv” (Well Life) this autumn, the company said last week.It has grown away from Nordea, its Nordic banking group parent, in the past two years, undergoing structural changes as an association owned by Nordea Liv & Pension’s customers gradually bought the business from Nordea Life Holding.The association, Norliv — previously called Foreningen NLP — upped the 25% stake it bought in Nordea Liv & Pension in 2016 to 70% this January. At the same time it announced that Norliv’s ownership would increase to 100% in the next few years. As part of the name change, Norliv is also rebranding to Velliv Foreningen (association).Anne Broeng, chair of Nordea Liv & Pension’s supervisory board, said: “We have a strong foundation to build on as a customer-owned company.”The business’ three sources of return – a competitive investment strategy, the interest rate from DinKapital, and the first cash bonus from the association Norliv – were now a reality, she said.“We have a value offer that is interesting for existing and new customers,” she added.Nordea Liv & Pension had DKK224bn (€30bn) in total assets at the end of 2017, ranking it as Denmark’s fifth largest pensions provider according to IPE’s 2017 Top 1000 survey (not including the statutory pension fund ATP).Norliv passes 80% of its investment returns to members as a cash bonus through Nordea Liv & Pension, and donates the remaining 20% to mental health charities chosen by Norliv’s members.Peter Gæmelke, Norliv’s chairman and deputy chairman of Nordea Liv & Pension, said the name “Velliv” matched the essence of the association’s activities.“We want to contribute to a good life through activities that promote good mental health,” he said.In an article in Danish news service Finans, Søren Andersen, actuary and director of Danish pensions consultancy FPension, said the new business structure gave Velliv an advantage in terms of return of roughly 20 basis points.“The company is ahead of the bank-owned firms from the start in this respect, because its owners send most of its return on to the customers,” he said.However, Velliv’s biggest challenge would be in maintaining its level of return, Andersen added.“Up until now they have been able to lean on Nordea’s asset management, and it will be exciting to see how the company goes on without Nordea purely from an investment point of view,” he said.last_img read more

No toilet, no kitchen, already landing offers

first_img“I think developers or builders that are willing to refurbish the whole thing will be interested. It’s a prime location. It’s definitely a ‘renovator’s delight’,” Ms Ball said.“Land is so hard to come by in good locations like this.”The two bedroom, single bathroom, single car space property was expected to be open for inspection at 11am this Saturday August 18, has been set to go under the hammer at 10am on Friday September 7. The property has got “location, location, location” down pat.“All that has been removed,” she said of the kitchen, toilet and such fittings.Still, potential buyers have not been able to resist the opportunity of landing a fixer-upper in one of Queensland’s most coveted blue chip locations.It’s that prime location which is the biggest feather in its cap heading into auction in four weeks’ time on Friday September 7 — and generated an offer just hours after listing. The house (red roof) is directly across the road from Eagle Farm Racecourse. Brisbane defies property downturn Brisbane’s fastest growing suburb tops nation Queensland’s record breaking suburbs More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoMs Ball confirmed that the property was already getting purchase enquiries — with a solid offer to purchase outright before auction.“We’ve had five enquiries already and got an offer at the moment. It’s a good offer, it came from a commercial agent.”She said the open home was continuing on Saturday.The home was considered the “ultimate renovation opportunity” by Ms Ball who’s co-listed the property with Dwight Ferguson. The home is on a 405 sqm block.The property is close to both Ascot and Doomben train stations, Eagle Farm and Doomben Racecourses, Hamilton and Ascot State Schools, with private schools such as St Rita’s and St Margaret’s close by.The Brett’s Wharf ferry terminal was at the other end of Racecourse Road, leading to Portside Wharf, restaurants and services such as the weekend Eat Street Markets. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK This two-bedroom house at 247 Lancaster Road, Ascot (red roof), is already generating interest hours after hitting the market.THIS is Brisbane’s ultimate renovator, with no toilet or kitchen, but it’s already landing offers hours after hitting the market. The cottage — located a few doors down the road from the pedestrian entry to Brisbane’s premier Eagle Farm Racecourse — has definitely seen better days but that hasn’t stopped buyers from salivating over the prospect of owning it.They will be able to walk through the property at Saturday’s open home, agent Heidi Ball of Ray White Ascot told The Courier-Mail, but don’t expect to see a kitchen or toilet — and probably stick to the front door — not back. Some traces remain of the original house like ceiling roses. The backyard is flat and ready for what’s to come.The main attraction was the flat and level 405 sqm block and the home itself was a two bedroom cottage with VJ walls and ceiling roses.It was described as “a superb renovation project for those wanting to revive a decorative timber home within the sought-after streets of Ascot”.Realestate.com.au considers the suburb a high-demand market with 635 visits per property compared to the Queensland average of 374 visits.last_img read more

19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield owned by Cairns leaders since 1970

first_img19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldAccording to RE/MAX selling agent Keith Masotto, the lavish master bedroom, ensuite and parents retreat were extensions built by the miner and his wife.Flamingo Bay Research founders David and Elizabeth Tomlinson were the next owners and installed the playground complete with CCTV devices to keep an eye on the kids.Finally, after 17 years, Les and Tania Williams are selling the colourful and historical property. 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldThe five-bedroom, four-bathroom house, with room for four cars and a children’s playground, was built by Macdonnell Law founder Norm Brown in 1970. Then, a Danish cattle station and palm plantation owner bought the sprawling abode and after Christopher Skase relieved him of the Daintree plantation, the businessman took 12 of the trees, farmed for their oil, and planted them along the boundary of the property.The majestic plants remain to this day.Next, Harry Freeman, of Hartley’s Crocodile Farm and Freeman’s Real Estate fame bought the place, before selling it to a Canadian gold miner.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldTHE owners of a spectacular property in Whitfield read like a Who’s Who of Cairns business leaders and prominent personalities.Kookaburra, a private inner-city estate on an elevated 3491 sqm allotment at 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield, will not be open for inspection and tours will be by appointment only. 19-25 Atherton St, Whitfield“The property has subdivisional potential as well so it will be of interest to a range of different buyers at the top end of the market.” 19-25 Atherton St, WhitfieldMr Masotto said he was pleased to be appointed to sell the property. “I have been selling real estate in Cairns for over 34 years and this is one of the most incredible, feature packed amazing homes I have had the pleasure to bring to the market,” he said. “How many homes have a 40 kVA generator in case the power fails? How many have gas heating capacity to their swimming pools? How many have four bathrooms and a sauna? A three-quarter tennis court, huge pool with a tiled blue marlin on the bottom and entertainment areas to host a gathering of 150 guests no problem. last_img read more

PR queen Fleur Madden puts regal Balmoral home on the market

first_imgFleur Madden with her son, Josiah, at home in Balmoral. Photo: AAP/Ric Frearson.PUBLIC relations queen Fleur Madden is selling the regal Balmoral home she shares with her husband, Jimmy Gwisai.The grand, American-style house at 58 Bilyana Street is impossible to miss given its imposing street presence This property at 58 Bilyana St, Balmoral, is for sale.Madden is the founder and former CEO of Brisbane’s award-winning Red Republic PR company, which boasts clients including Myer, Lorna Jane, Sass & Bide and Westfield.Records show the couple bought the five-bedroom, three-bathroom abode in 2015 for $635,000. The kitchen in the home at 58 Bilyana St, Balmoral.With a light blue front door, gold lighting fixtures and wraparound terraces, the house is like something out of a fairytale.Other features include French Oak floors, antique crystal lights from Italy, traditional mouldings down the hallways, plantation shutters, bespoke curtains and designer wallpapers. The home comes with an epic walk-in wardrobe.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoBut the piece de resistance would have to be the double walk in-robes in the master bedroom.Madden worked hand-in-hand with the architects to design the ultimate wardrobe. Think floor-to-ceiling custom shoe walls, a beauty area and ample storage. The property is being advertised for sale, asking for best offers by February 15. PR Queen Fleur Madden in her walk-in wardrobe. Picture: Jono Searle.last_img read more