Creative solution to ease rental squeeze welcomed by REIQ

first_imgInside one of the tiny rental cabins. Photo: Supplied Ingenia Communities chief operating officer Nikki Fisher said the iModular cabins offeredMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoresidents a thoughtfully designed and flexible space all while supporting low-maintenance and low- cost living.“It’s important to us that our residents feel safe and comfortable whether they are looking for a temporary or permanent accommodation and these latest additions are fully fitted out to create a sense of homeliness,” Ms Fisher said.“With energy costs continuing to rise, being able to offer homes specially designed to maximise energy efficiency is essential in making sure the homes are not just comfortable, but also don’t hit residents in the hip pocket too hard.“From singles to couples, shift workers or tradespeople, these new cabins will satisfy a range of needs.” Ingenia Rental have just installed new high-quality, sustainability-focused cabins at two of their flagship locations, Eight Mile Plains and Chambers Flat. Photo: Supplied REIQ CEO Antonia Mercorella said more than two-thirds of the population lived in capital cities, which meant density was increasingly an issue that town planners need to manage.“The pressure is on for us all to find ways to house the population in ways that don’t add strain to the environment or to the economy,” Ms Mercorella said.“Finding creative solutions to people’s living issues – whether people want to live in a more eco-friendly way, putting less strain on the environment, or in a more financially efficient way, taking up less space and having less stuff – is the new frontline of housing issues.“The REIQ welcomes these initiatives. These are going to be particularly beneficial in areas where rental markets are tight and population growth is continuing steadily. Any addition to the rental supply will ease the tight conditions currently happening in parts of Queensland.”Founder and CEO of iModular, Brad Ashley, said cabins were made using advanced robotics and sustainable materials for rapid site assembly.Single-bedroom cabins at the Eight Mile Plains location are $285 per week and single-bedroom cabins at the Chambers Flat location are $260 per week. Brisbane’s rental market just got a whole lot better with tiny new self-contained cabins (29sq m) making affordable living easier. Pictured is Mahlia Grey (resident) and Nicole Jentz from Ingenia Communities at Chambers Flat. Picture AAPImage/ David ClarkPint-size rental cabins smaller than the average garage are helping to alleviate Brisbane’s rental squeeze. Ingenia Rental has introduced iModular manufactured cabins with just 29sq m of internal space to the range of rental options at their Eight Mile Plains and Chambers Flat communities.In a tight rental market, the new modern self-contained homes provide Ingenia Rental’s residents with features such as open-plan living, energy efficient fixtures and finishes like dual air-conditioning, double glazed windows and LED lighting, a modern kitchen, locked storage shed, and covered carport.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Aug. 5, 2013

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, August 5, 2013:•8:25 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the area of Crestview and Sunset,  Wellington.•8:30 a.m. Officers took a report of an unattended death in the 800 block W. 16th,  Wellington.•10:57 a.m. Officers investigated burglary and criminal damage to property in the 1900 block N. H,  Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of found property in the 1600 block W. 8th,  Wellington.•5:51 p.m. Officers investigated theft by a known suspect in the 1000 block E. 8th,  Wellington.•5:51 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 1100 block W. 8th,  Wellington.•5:51 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 1100 block N. A,  Wellington.•5:51 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card by a known suspect in the 1100 block W. 8th,  Wellington.•10:48 p.m. Officers investigated theft by a known suspect in the 800 block N. Woodlawn,  Wellington.•11:15 p.m. Courtney R. Murray, 20, Rose Hill, was arrested, charged and confined with driving while license is suspended.last_img read more

Mubarak’s remarks anger Shiites

first_imgCAIRO, Egypt – Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak angered Iraqi leaders Sunday by saying Shiites there and across the Middle East are more loyal to Iran than to their own countries as he gave a startlingly frank warning about possible civil war in Iraq. The flap highlights the escalating tensions between predominantly Sunni Arab countries – alarmed by possible Kurdish and Shiite domination of their neighbor – and Iraqis who say they are not getting enough support from their Arab brothers. “Definitely Iran has influence on Shiites,” Mubarak said in an interview broadcast Saturday evening by Al-Arabiya television. “Shiites are 65 percent of the Iraqis … Most of the Shiites are loyal to Iran, and not to the countries they are living in.” He also said civil war “has almost started” in Iraq. So the interview startled not only Iraqis but also the Shiites who form large communities in a number of Mideast nations – particularly the Gulf, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. Some of them said Mubarak’s comments only fuel momentum toward civil war. Mubarak’s spokesman, Suleiman Awad, tried Sunday to soften the impact. He said the president was talking about Shiite sympathy with Iran “in view of its hosting of (Shiite) holy shrines.” “The president’s statement about Iraq was only reflecting his increasing worries about the deteriorating situation and his keenness to maintain Iraq’s national unity,” Awad said. That did not seem to mollify Iraqi leaders. “This is a stab in their (Shiites’) patriotism and their civilization,” Iraq’s three highest-ranking Kurdish, Shiite and Sunni Arab leaders – Talabani, Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari and parliament speaker Adnan Pachachi – said in a joint statement Sunday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“At the moment, Iraq is almost close to destruction,” he warned. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd, said Mubarak’s comments were not accurate. “It is true that there are some kind of clashes among Sunnis and Shias. But it is not civil war,” he told Britain’s Channel 4 News. British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw reiterated that civil war in Iraq was neither imminent nor inevitable but accepted that the situation was “very serious.” Mubarak has rarely commented on the situation in Iraq and his statements usually are broad, vague expressions of concern over the violence and political turmoil there. Arab leaders also generally avoid pointed criticism of their fellow leaders. last_img read more