Quick Snips June 2013

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It’s hard to believe that we are about to turn the calendar over to winter after what can only be described as a magnificent month of MAY. We have been blessed with some of the most picture perfect weeks and there have been any number of candidates for new postcard shots. The sand has also been returning to the beach in huge volumes to complete the picture whilst water temperatures have remained at a very comfortable 23 degrees. However in a sure sign that summer has definitely passed us by, the first of the whale migration have just started passing through on their way north.
The Queensland State of Origin team have just arrived in town to get ready for this years series and are again staying at Palmer Resort. This week in Coolum has been part of the teams obviously successful strategy since 2008 but there may be signs that even the State of Origin team is looking elsewhere. This mornings news reports indicated that the team may be looking at alternative venues for the future.
The United Service Station on the Esplanade at Coolum is now out of action for the next three months. The site is undergoing a major renovation which will see it return with 3 bays of fuel bowsers, new shop/mini mart and a new state of the art car wash.
In a damned if you do and damned if you don’t decision, council voted to take action and try and move on a colony of fruit bats that have been making life difficult for residents around Cassia Avenue on Coolum. The Cassia wildlife corridor became official nearly 20 years ago when council agreed to residents requests for a “green” stormwater filter instead of a large concrete drain. After complaints about smell, noise and health issues council has agreed to a three stage plan that could eventually see all of the vegetation in the corridor cleared. That obviously is not pleasing some of the local folk but the other problem is where do the bats relocate to. It’s not like moving cattle around from one paddock to another and we could end up moving them on to another residential precinct. Time will tell.

Emma Sheers OZ Ski Resort had it’s official opening at the beginning of the month when it hosted the Waterski Queensland State Championship. Situated at the back of the Quanda Road industrial estate, the resort has overcome a long and somehow controversial process to finally kick of what should be a terrific new attraction for Coolum.
There has been a new land release called Beach Haven in Mudjimba. Situated directly behind the North Beach estate. Beach Haven consists of 27 Lots ranging in size from 600 to 990m2. Prices start at $299,000 to $350,000. These look to be very well priced and are selling off the plan now with settlement most likely early 2014. There are already 10 sold so please let us know if you are interested.
We must be getting very close to the opening of CURLEY’s at The Boardwalk. This is a new café/restaurant located in the BREEZE unit development. The premises are already fitted out and it looks like it is going to be a great addition to the area. The owners are dealing with some final objections from some local residents but expect to be open in time for the upcoming holidays.
Speaking of which the Queensland school holidays kick off June 22. That is also the weekend of the of food and wine known as A TASTE OF COOLUM. Held at PALMER RESORT this is definitely worth making the effort to get along to. It is always very well attended so for more details go to www.coolum.com.au.
We have nearly completed our major renovations of our office at Marcoola. It has been a very difficult, dusty and noisy few weeks and I would like to thank all of our staff, tenants and any owners that have been impacted whilst this work was done. The final result will give us some much needed extra office areas and after 18 years it was also time for a fresher look.
Our next “In Room” auction is June 12 at Ramada Marcoola. Please contact any of our sales team for information on any of the properties being offered.

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