Mark­ing 13 years of ser­vice

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JUNE 2003 saw the be­gin­ning of Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice at 42 Aplin St, Cairns. From a staff of six peo­ple at the of­fice, CPO has grown to one of the big­gest real es­tate of­fices in the Far North. With two of­fices, one in the city and the other at Red­lynch Cen­tral Shop­ping Cen­tre, CPO has grown to a staff of 35 peo­ple. My­self and Shane Trimby are proud of the CPO brand and the fact that we are a lo­cally-owned com­pany not sub­ject to be­ing gov­erned by south­ern own­er­ship. Hav­ing of­fices in the city and Red­lynch gives clients the choice of hav­ing their in­vest­ment rented or sold through their pre­ferred of­fice and their pre­ferred rentals or sales team. Em­ploy­ing pre­dom­i­nantly lo­cal sales as­so­ciates and prop­erty man­agers we are ex­tremely proud of the ser­vice the of­fice has supplied to Cairns res­i­dents and in­vestors over the last 13 years. With­out this ded­i­cated and highly-trained team, we would not have the growth and client base the of­fice has en­joyed. I re­mem­ber the first week of Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice - we had two ads in the

on June 21, 2003. One prop­erty was in O’Hara St for $110,000, and one prop­erty in Dillon St for $155,000. We re­main ded­i­cated in serv­ing the peo­ple of Cairns for years to come. Greg Moule Prin­ci­pal, Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice. A BOOST to the Great Start Grant might be wel­come news to first home­buy­ers want­ing to build, but an in­crease in stamp duty for over­seas buy­ers may sti­fle in­vest­ment.

Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia Queens­land branch pres­i­dent Adam Gowlett said the Great Start Boost – w h i c h w i l l n o w r i s e f rom $ 15,000 to $ 20,000 – would likely only ben­e­fit a small pool of buy­ers.

“The in­crease to the first home­buy­ers grant is wel­come news but un­for­tu­nately is only ac c e s s e d by a v e r y s m a l l per­cent­age of new home­buy­ers,” Mr Gowlett said.

“Most first home­buy­ers buy an es­tab­lished house, unit or apart­ment.”

Af­ford­abil­ity was of­ten the ke y i s s u e f o r f i r st- t i mers want­ing to get a step on to the prop­erty lad­der.

“Due to high hous­ing costs and of­ten lower wages, re­gional first home­buy­ers buy­ing new FOR those want­ing to MOO-ve for a life on the land, a prime Bram­ston Beach cat­tle sta­tion has hit the com­mer­cial mar­ket.

The 679ha par­cel of coastal land with a three-bed­room res­i­dence on Bram­ston Beach Rd is for sale by ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est.

Wyvuri Sta­tion has been ad- ver­tised by Col­liers In­ter­na­tional Cairns as a first-class graz­ing en­ter­prise with qual­ity pas­tures.

“The ex­ten­sively de­vel­oped free­hold prop­erty has many out­stand­ing fea­tures, in­clud­ing newly con­structed com­bined three-bed­room res­i­dence and in­dus­trial stor­age shed com­plex, power shed, ad­ja­cent worker’s cot­tage and sheds, roofed stock pro­cess­ing yards, fenced pad­docks and laneways,” the ad­ver­tise­ment states.

“Cat­tle in­fra­struc­ture on the prop­erty is ex­ten­sive and sec­ond to none, with im­proved pas­tures, nu­mer­ous wa­ter­ing points, lick/ shade sheds and grav­elled in­ter­nal road ways and con­structed bridges. The prop­erty cur­rently runs a gen­eral herd of over 1000 cat­tle with po­ten­tial to ex­pand.”

Other fea­tures in­clude two creeks on the prop­erty, plant and equip­ment and an ar­ray of op­tions for the green pas­tures.

“(There is) po­ten­tial of fur­ther agri­cul­tural pur­suits or var- ied de­vel­op­ment op­tions in­clud­ing eco-tourism or res­i­den­tial sub­di­vi­sion – sub­ject to coun­cil ap­proval,” it said.

The re­gion also boasts about 3500mm of rain­fall each year and the prop­erty is lo­cated an hour south of Cairns.

Ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est close on Mon­day, June 27.

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