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Owner-occupiers snap up waterfront living with marina access plus 5km of walking and cycling paths

first_imgCondev Construction has been appointed to build Northwater Terrace Homes at Cova, Hope Island.DEVELOPER Frasers Property Australia has only a handful of Northwater Terrace Homes left for sale, as its masterplanned Cova community proves a hit with buyers.The release comprises just 28 architecturally designed, three-bedroom, two- bathroom homes within the premium Northwater precinct at Hope Island.Priced from $459,000, each terrace home has a large covered alfresco area, multipurpose room, European kitchen appliances, stone benchtops, and airconditioning in the living room and main bedroom.Northwater buyers Michael and Pam Hardy were drawn to Cova by the lifestyle on offer.“As soon as we visited Cova we knew it was perfect for us, it just felt right,” Mr Hardy said. “We were impressed by the quality of homes and their fittings. A freehold marina has berths available, priced from $36,750.Residents also have the use of nine parks, more than 5km of walking and cycle paths and green open space throughout the Cova community.Condev Construction has been appointed to build the $14 million project with construction to start mid-April.Condev managing director Steve Marais said Northwater was his company’s first project within the northern Gold Coast growth corridor, after years of high-profile jobs in Brisbane and central and southern Gold Coast.“We’ve had an incredible run of residential and commercial work all over the map, and to now apply that skill to a luxury project like Northwater Terrace Homes will be extremely satisfying,” he said.“The northern Gold Coast is an exciting market to be working in.”Mr Leggatt said Frasers was pleased to be working with the builder. “Condev has a depth of experience and local knowledge on the Gold Coast,” he said.Cova is 16km from Surfers Paradise and within walking distance of local shops.It includes Club Cova, a residents’ recreational facility. Three championship golf courses, the Hope Island International Tennis Centre and the Hope Island Medical Centre are close by. Buyers Michael and Pam Hardy were drawn to the lifestyle on offer at Northwater Terrace Homes at Cova.Frasers Property Australia Queensland residential general manager Cameron Leggatt said the homes were designed to complement Cova’s waterfront location.“After our latest terrace offering Park Gallery sold 60 homes in three months, it comes as no surprise that Cova’s Northwater Terrace Homes release is quickly approaching a sellout after launching to the market late last year,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe 31ha community comprises a mix of land, house and land, terrace homes and villas.There is a freehold marina for the exclusive use of residents and berths are still available, priced from $36,750.last_img read more

Homelessness Awareness Week encourages activism

first_imgHomelessness Awareness Week is an annual event by the USC Homelessness Action Committee, which features events around campus to provide volunteer opportunities and destigmatize the issue. Daily Trojan file photo.For many USC students, the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles is not something that comes to mind in everyday life. The USC Homelessness Action Committee aimed to change that by hosting USC’s annual Homelessness Awareness Week, which ran from Monday to Wednesday.The event featured four events to educate students about the complex social problem of homelessness and to provide volunteer opportunities for interested students.The committee was first founded last year to raise student awareness about Los Angeles’ Measure H, a tax bill for the largest homelessness funding program in the United States, but expanded its purpose after Measure H’s passage in spring 2017, according to the committee’s president, Cassie Woods, a graduate student studying public administration. The committee is also associated with the USC Initiative to End Homelessness, a program started after Provost Michael Quick classified homelessness as a “wicked problem” that the University had the responsibility to tackle. Held on Monday at the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the first event of the week was a documentary screening and discussion that focused on stigmas associated with homelessness and how to address them. The documentary, The Invisibles, was made by Dworak-Peck clinical professor of field education Rafael Angulo, and told the stories of four individuals who had experienced homelessness and the hardships they faced. Following the screening, attendees participated in a discussion that featured youth who had experienced homelessness, from the organization Safe Place for Youth, which provides drop-in services, health services, education programs and more for youth experiencing homelessness in the Los Angeles area. “I think it definitely presented well the personal stories of those people and how it is possible to have their lives transformed, once they get housing,” said Forrest Scharmer, a senior majoring in industrial and systems engineering, who attended multiple events during Homelessness Awareness Week. That event was followed the next day by a talk given by Jim Burklo, associate dean of religious life, at the University Religious Center. Burklo spoke about fighting homelessness at a political level, focusing on the issue of what he referred to as Not In My Backyard activists, who, although supportive of helping homeless individuals, don’t want shelters built in their neighborhoods. The talk also featured Brenda Wiewel, director of the USC Initiative to Eliminate Homelessness. “Burklo and [Wiewel] gave very good practical advice for how we can get involved in the political process to help these initiatives like lower-income housing, safe parking, how to make them move forward,” Scharmer said. “I’m definitely going to go to more city council meetings — I’ve heard it before, but they just reinforced it here that it’s really important to go.”The events of the week culminated on Wednesday, when the committee hosted a volunteer fair in Alumni Park during the day, and a guest panel discussion on Measure H in the evening. The volunteer fair featured over 15 nonprofits in the Los Angeles area, giving students the opportunity to get involved in the fight against homelessness with organizations that best suited them. The panel discussion featured three experts working directly to tackle homelessness: Elizabeth Heger, director of family programs at People Assisting The Homeless; Briana Mandel, director of program development and training at Imagine LA; and Kenon Joseph, a regional coordinator for the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.They spoke about the impact Measure H has had since its passage in spring this year, analyzing its actual effect on the fight to end homelessness in Los Angeles. With those four events, Woods hopes students can learn about homelessness while also prompting them to take action against it.“I also want to provide them with concrete actionable steps, so if they want to do something, I want to open the doorway for them to find that route,” Woods said.last_img read more

Road traffic victims to be remembered at special Mass

first_imgA special memorial mass will be held in Donegal on Saturday, 18 November 2017 to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims. An evening ceremony will take place at 6.15pm in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon to remember those who have died or were seriously injured on our roads.A candle will be lit and brought to the Altar for each victim. Anyone who would like to have a candle lit for a relative or friend is asked to give their name to any of the priests or to the Parish Office  071 98 51295. The mass will also pray for families, friends and communities who continue to live with grief every day after losing loved ones in road traffic crashes.The Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was created as a means to give recognition to victims of road traffic crashes and the plight of their loved ones who must cope with the emotional and practical consequences of these events.Observation of this day provides an opportunity to draw the public’s attention to road traffic crashes, their consequences and costs, and the measures which can be taken to prevent them. The day also provides an opportunity to remind governments and society of their responsibility to make roads safer. This year the RSA will be joining forces with members of An Garda Síochána, Local County Councils, Emergency Services and victim support groups to mark the day and remember those who have died on our roads at services which will be held across the country.The RSA have a Facebook event page where loved ones who died or who were injured on our roads can be remembered. See this here.Road traffic victims to be remembered at special Mass was last modified: November 13th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RSAWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victimslast_img read more