Former animal shelter site to become human haven

first_imgArboreti will be stage two of Renovare, which is being built on the site of the former RSPCA shelter.Stage one – Respiro – is under construction, and will be home to 11 three-bedroom townhomes and 19 one, two and three- bedroom luxury apartments. Just three townhomes and 11 apartments within the Respiro release remain on the market, with a one bedroom apartment starting from $389,000. Completion is expected by the end of June. Arboreti – stage two – has also been released, with three apartments sold off-the-plan. The largest residence on offer – a five-bedroom apartment – starts from $1.445 million.A third building, Venusto, was also recently released to the market, and will be constructed once the finishing touches are completed on Respiro. Renovare means to renew or refresh.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago Gardner Vaughan Group director of sales Jason Currie said they wanted to renew the former RSPCA site, which closed in 2011 after the charity moved to Wacol.“We wanted to blend it (Renovare) in to the surrounding neighbourhood, and really take advantage of its position overlooking the park (Fehlberg Park),” he said.“To find a site like this in a beautiful leafy suburb just 5km from the city, with parkland, is incredibly hard. Any infill sites like this are becoming incredibly rare.”Mr Currie said the market had responded positively, with the majority of buyers coming from the local area.He said the developer and its design team were able to work with buyers to customise off-the-plan floor plates, a plus for owner occupiers and downsizers.“This is not a cookie cutter development,” he said.Each residence boasts designer kitchens with European applia Render showing the Estilo penthouse bedroomnces and stone benchtops, stylish bathrooms with imported luxury tiles and fittings, ducted airconditioning, remote access underground parking and CCTV. Residents-only facilities include a central pool, barbecue and recreation area set among tropical landscaped gardens Renovare was also granted a “five leaf” EnviroDevelopment rating by the UDIA, meaning it must adhere to five core sustainability categories – ecosystems, waste, energy, water and community. Renovare will offer buyers tranquillity close to the city.Its name means to renew or refresh, and Renovare at Yeronga is promising to do just that – create an oasis for buyers seeking tranquillity close to the city. Renovare is being developed on the former RSPCA site by the Gardner Vaughan Group, and will feature five eco-friendly buildings surrounding a central pool, recreational facilities and tropical landscaped gardens. .The development will include vegetable and herb gardens, extensive planting, solar energy in communal facilities, natural gas, water-saving devices, stormwater collection tanks for irrigation, and communal spaces to encourage social interaction.The Community Centre will be open to residents and the community, and will include two indoor, multipurpose function spaces, two fully-equipped kitchens, bathroom facilities and two large outdoor balconies. There will also be a gym with lift access and provision for a “hole in the wall” coffee shop.Yeronga is just five minutes from the CBD, and is close to all of Brisbane’s major hospitals, Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, and the University of Queensland.The current median house sales price in Yeronga is $875,000, according to CoreLogic. For a unit, it is $430,000.last_img read more

‘Think SC’ hosts student leaders

first_imgUndergraduate Student Government hosted a think tank discussion for student leaders in different organizations across campus to collaborate on pressing issues that students are facing on and off campus.The Think SC event encouraged students to raise questions and offer solutions to four of the more fundamental topics for students at USC: Greek life and its social policies, wellness, sexual assault and sustainability. USG student body president Christian Kurth moderated the evening’s event, posing a series of questions that dealt with each major topic and searched for strategies to solve the controversies surrounding these topics.“It’s a think tank, so [it’s] an open dialogue for all presidents and representatives of their organizations,” said Giovanni Navarrete, president of the Lambda Upsilon Lambda, a Latino fraternity. “It’s sort of just [to] come up with ideas and help create a better USC environment, better programming, a better way to connect amongst each           other — you know, network, so that’s what I’m here for.”One topic that was discussed during the event was the prevailing wall between Greeks and non-Greeks at USC, focusing on ways that the student body and their surrounding organizations can bridge the gap between the two.Sophomore Rini Sampath,      USG co-director of external relations, online editor of the Daily Trojan and                                                                vice president-elect, believes that philanthropies and the abundance of talent within the Greek system could serve a bigger goal to bring more people together from all over campus in various kinds of events.“I see Greek life as large pockets of really talented, intelligent [and] driven people who, I think, if we utilize that space, we can really do some amazing [things],” Sampath said.USC student leaders then shifted to a discussion on sexual assault. Kurth encouraged students to brainstorm ideas on how to improve resources for sexual assault victims and methods to encourage a change in the culture of this issue. Many students agreed that alcohol was a predominant part of the sexual assault culture at USC, but they also encouraged forums and talks with students about sexual assault and the fine lines that might be overlooked or ignored.Sampath hoped that the evening’s discussion would foster an environment for students to mix together ideas and shed light on any topics that came to mind for the different leaders.“I think that we had such a diverse group of students this year,” she said. “It was a great mix and everyone was saying things that I never even thought about, and that’s what the purpose of the event was, to have different opinions come out — and we achieved that.”Sampath hopes to provide USC students more opportunities to engage in think tank-related discussions.“One promise that we are making is we want to have an event like this every month of the year, [a] town hall [or]                forum-style discussion, where students outside of USG are able to give us feedback where we can make real change,” she said.The students raised support for the evening discussion and hoped that these events continue to be a method for people to come together and share ideas.“I think that this is a good idea. I wish there were more before,” said Loranna Grigoryan, president of the Pre-Pharmacy Society.last_img read more

Padres option Rookie of the Year candidate Chris Paddack to minors

first_imgThe #Padres have optioned RHP Chris Paddack to Single-A Lake Elsinore and recalled RHP Robert Stock from Triple-A El Paso.— San Diego Padres (@Padres) June 12, 2019Paddack is 4-4 with a 3.15 ERA this season with 72 strikeouts in 65 2/3 innings.The 23-year-old has never thrown more than 90 innings in a season.San Diego is 33-34 on the season and 11 1/2 games back of the Dodgers for first place in the NL West.But, the team is five games back of the second wild-card spot, so the playoffs are by no means out of reach.The Padres reportedly have interest in Indians starter Trevor Bauer, so they don’t seem to be tanking just yet.However, according to The Athletic, there are several executives who believe the team could go into sell mode and make some deals soon.If that happens, closer Kirby Yates — who is a perfect 23 for 23 in save opportunities this season — could be on the block. As for Paddack, odds are the team wants him to throw about 120 to 130 innings this season as it has increased his innings by about 45 each year since drafting him in 2015.It should also be noted Paddack has struggled of late, allowing 16 earned runs in his last five starts in 25 innings (5.76 ERA) after surrendering a total of seven in his previous seven starts over the span of 40 2/3 innings (1.55 ERA). Chris Paddack has been optioned to the minors.The Padres’ National League Rookie of the Year candidate will be sent down in an effort to limit his innings, the team announced.last_img read more