Omega Apartments.With apartments about 10 per cent bigger than competitors in the precinct, Mr Gundelach said they designed a “smart’’ building to keep the costs down, including a self-ventilated (as opposed to mechanically ventilated) podium car park which significantly reduced the running costs and maintenance required to operate the facility. “We are also installing solar panels on the roof which will power the rooftop sky garden,” he said. “The first four levels of the building have a podium car park which means the apartments start on level five, therefore the majority will have spectacular views.” Check out the views from Omega Apartments, at 61 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills. According to the State Government, the school will service growing communities in and around Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Bowen Hills and New Farm and relieve enrolment pressures on Kelvin Grove State College. The school will open in 2020.Mr Gundelach said the 130-unit development featuring the convenience of ground floor retail space was also popular with couples, retirees and inner-city workers.“Brisbane is in the midst of an infrastructure boom which, coupled with strong lifts in population, highlights a period of growth unlike anything the city has witnessed. We are anticipating an extremely competitive market in 2019 and 2020,” Mr Gundelach said.“When we first contracted the site in December 2014, Bowen Hills had been identified by the Urban Land Development Authority (now Economic Development Queensland) as a Priority Development Area which meant the potential growth of the area was huge however not yet realised. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“Fast forward five years and Bowen Hills is now an established and thriving retail, commercial and residential precinct.” The exterior view of Omega Apartments.Omega is only 1km from the Brisbane CBD and has transport infrastructure in place including the existing Bowen Hills train station and the new Exhibition train station, which is being built as part of the State Government’s $5.4 billion Cross River Rail project.Hutchinson Builders started construction on the project in February 2018 and it is due to be completed in August. Omega Apartments, at 61 Brookes Street, Bowen Hills. Photos: SUPPLIEDA 17-level development in the heart of one of Brisbane’s growing school catchment areas is set to be a drawcard for families who seek a city lifestyle. Omega Apartments, developed by HG Developments, is being built on Brookes St, Bowen Hills, a stone’s throw away from the new Inner City North State Secondary College. HG Development director Simon Gundelach said it was “great news” for residents of Omega as they would be in the catchment area of Brisbane’s first vertical school. The horizon-edge pool at Omega Apartments.Other features include a subtropical rooftop sky garden with a horizon-edge pool, gas fire pit, yoga deck and three barbecues. Built into the podium facade is also a gym and music room.Mr Gundelach said throughout the apartments there would be marble splashbacks and rose gold taps. The kitchens will feature integrated handles with Miele gas cooktops and ovens.
As the mayoral elections get underway, Deputy Mayor of Georgetown Sherrod Duncan has announced that he will be contesting for the position of Mayor of the City of Georgetown. In an interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, Duncan said that a special statutory meeting is expected to be held before December 12, during which either sitting Mayor Patricia Chase-Green will be re-elected by the City Councillors as Mayor, or a new Mayor will put into office.Duncan explained that even though Chase-Green has not been in power for a complete year, the election is being held to come into conformity with the Municipal and District Council Act.“The Act says that elections for Mayor must be held by December 16 of every year, that is why the election will be held so soon,” the Deputy Mayor told this newspaper.Chase-Green has held the post of Georgetown Mayor from April 1 of this year, after serving many years as second in command after former Deputy Mayor Robert Williams died.Both Duncan and Chase-Green contested on the A Partnership for national Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) ticket, but the two, however, seemed to be at odds on many occasions as they have held opposing views on the management of the capital city.In July, reports surfaced that the Deputy Mayor was not provided with the benefits the Mayor and Town Clerk received. This included transportation and Duncan claimed that he was forced to utilise a bicycle as a means of reporting to from the office, whereas the Mayor and Town Clerk were appointed a vehicle and driver.Chase-Green had stated that this was so because she was not granted these luxuries in her position as Deputy Mayor. However, it was opined that this scenario was a way of “punishing” Duncan for his stance against the installation of parking meters in Georgetown.Meanwhile, the Communities Ministry in a statement on Wednesday announced that eight of nine municipalities have already submitted their dates for internal elections. This was led by the town council of Corriverton which held its elections last week Thursday that resulted in a tie between current Mayor Ganesh Gangadin and Deputy Mayor Krishnand Jaichand. New elections are scheduled for Friday.In Anna Regina’s November 29 election, Mayor Rabindranauth Mohan and Deputy Mayor Darshan Persaud were re-elected to their posts. The Lethem Municipality is scheduled to hold its elections today, followed by Rose Hall on December 7 and Linden on December 8.Meanwhile, New Amsterdam and Mabaruma have scheduled elections for December 14, while Bartica’s election is slated for the December 15. All elections are expected to be completed by December 16, as stipulated by Chapter 28:01 of the Municipal and District Council Act.The Communities Ministry also announced that so far, eight of the nine municipalities have submitted their approved budgets and noted that work programmes for 2017 were expected to be submitted to the Ministry by December 15 for notification purposes. (Shemuel Fanfair) read more