Botanica by the Bay, a townhouse development at Manly West, is poised to bring a new level of parkside living to Brisbane’s popular waterfront suburbs. A seaside lifestyle is attracting buyers to Botanica by the Bay, a new townhouse development at Manly West.The new level of pet-friendly parkside living in one of Brisbane’s popular waterfront suburbs borders a nature reserve and nearby Heers Park, just a short drive from Manly Harbour.The $11 million boutique project, which is being developed by SMSF Property Australia, will bring a total of 18 upscale townhouses to the market.Construction is about to start on the second stage, which will deliver a further seven townhouses in three and four-bedroom layouts. More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019These will offer a mix of two and three bathrooms, with the larger townhouses having double-car garages.The first stage, which featured four townhouses, each with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, is already complete.To complement the parkside location, part of the Botanica By the Baysite is dedicated to open space as part of the Priority Infrastructure Plan to provide a local corridor park link.Savesta Property sales manager Candice Taylor said: “Botanica has been designed with the owner-occupier in mind to meet the demand for quality residences in this sought-after suburb.“The spacious, well-appointed townhouses are perfect for a range of buyers, including young families, professional couples and downsizers. They feature open-plan design with spacious master bedrooms and, especially important for some buyers, Botanica is very pet friendly.’’With low body corporate fees and a strong demand for rentals on Brisbane’s bayside, Botanica is also expected to appeal to investors. Townhouses are priced from $475,000, with a three bedroom starting from $535,000. Four bedroom residences start from $655,000.
AFTER: The back of the house after the renovation.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe second stage of the renovation required removing the asbestos extension at the back of the cottage, adding a carport, guest bedroom and bathroom, and laundry, which Mrs Dunlop was happy about after having lived without one for a couple of years.Both stages were completed solely by the Dunlops, with Mr Dunlop using his skills as a tradesman and Mrs Dunlop using her creative flair to design the interior.“He’s gone very grey,” Mrs Dunlop said, referring to her husband.“We’re needing a holiday.“The kids are sick of spending all our money on houses!” MORE: Historic home sells for millions AFTER: The back yard of the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation.RENO FACT CHECKTime taken: 5 yearsTotal spend: $1.03m BEFORE: Inside the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The main bedroom in the home after the renovationThe property is also in a highly sought-after location, close to the University of Queensland and the in-demand Ironside State School and St Peters Lutheran College.“We don’t want to leave this one — it’s got a beautiful feel,” Mrs Dunlop said.“It’s very humble when you look at it from the street, but once you walk in, you discover it opens up to this beautiful big space.“It’s full of surprises.” BEFORE: Inside the fibro extension to the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The kitchen and living area of the home after the renovation.But the Dunlops are itching to start their next project.“It’s too perfect for us1” Mrs Dunlop said.“The kids are getting too spoiled here.“We need to find somewhere that needs a makeover again.” AFTER: One of the bathrooms in the home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly.The renovation process was undertaken in three stages, with the couple deciding to retain the original 1950s home rather than demolish and rebuild.“Our main objective was to retain and restore the original cottage and bring it into the modern era,” Mrs Dunlop said.“At no stage did we want to knock it down, although it would have been a lot easier and cheaper.”Mrs Dunlop said the first stage required getting the home in a “liveable state” so they could move in — noting they had two children, aged 10 and six, at the time.“Adam demolished the entire interior and oversaw the rebuild, which involved installing a new kitchen and bathroom, levelling the backyard and landscaping it,” she said.“At that stage it was just a two-bedroom cottage, so unfortunately for them, the kids had to share a room.” BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. AFTER: The outdoor entertaining area of the home post renovation.But they brought the professionals in for the third and final stage — a massive, three-storey extension, encompassing the master bedroom on the top floor, a media room or fifth bedroom on the second floor and a large, multipurpose room on the basement level.“At this stage we engaged an architect to help us connect the old home to this new modern extension,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We wanted it to look as seamless as possible.”They also installed a large, undercover outdoor terrace and pool.The 870 sqm yard features lush lawns with plenty of space for the kids to run around.“The kids have plenty of space inside and out,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We can always see the kids, but you can’t hear them!” AFTER: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, after the renovation. This is the couple’s fourth home renovation — and their favourite so far.They loved the Indooroopilly area and were looking for a new venture, so when they came across 54 Meiers Rd in 2014, they knew it was for them.“We found this little, old, rundown home and it just had an enormous amount of character and a massive big yard, which was sort of a rarity at that time,” Mrs Dunlop said.“I saw it, brought my husband through and put an offer on it that same night, and we were lucky enough to get it.“It was very rundown and the yard was overgrown, but you could tell it was a beautiful little home underneath — the bones were beautiful.” BEFORE: The bathroom in the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The main bedroom in the house before it was renovated. Adam and Louise Dunlop with kids, Nick and Ella Dunlop, and dog Coco at the home in Indooroopilly they have renovated and are now selling. Image: AAP/Josh Woning.THE Dunlops are the first to admit they are in desperate need of a holiday.After five years of late nights, weekends and all their spare time taken up with renovating, it’s time for a break.But Louise and Adam Dunlop have already set their sights on their next project — much to their children’s dismay. RELATED: Reno passion project pays off BEFORE: The Dunlops during the renovation of their home at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly. BEFORE: The bathroom before it was renovated. “The kids aren’t happy,” Mrs Dunlop said.“We’ve just got this home to a beautiful state and we’ve already got our eyes on another little, rundown home, so they’re not thrilled!” AFTER: The living and dining area in the home after the renovationMrs Dunlop hinted that their next home would also be something with “a bit of character”.“I don’t think I’d be happy with a standard, big project home,” she said.“Imagine what the landscape would like if everyone had the same.”The property is being marketed by Alex Jordan of McGrath Estate Agents – Paddington with a price guide of $1.85 million to $2.05 million. BEFORE: The front of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated. BEFORE: The back of the house at 54 Meiers Rd, Indooroopilly, before it was renovated.
Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhy location is everything in real estate01:59An old butter factory built in the 1920s has hit the market, but you may need to enlist the team from The Italian Job or hire a safe cracker to find out what treasures this property really holds. Not one of the keys the owners have currently fits this lock.The vendors have lost the key to the locked vault, and do not really know what it holds — but they can guess. If you buy this Gayndah property, you will also need to hire a safe cracker House earns owner $200,000 a year — more than a heart surgeon There are three building on the Gayndah property, and each one holds “treasure”More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoThere are three buildings on the property, including the restored living quarters, which has tongue and groove ceilings and walls and original casement windows.A huge storage warehouse is also located on the property, and is currently housing a treasure trove of antiques and other goodies.“There is even two old pump organs in there,” Ms Chi Raine and Horne Rural agent Lyn Chilcott said the “big Chubb walk-in safe” was built at the same time the building was constructed, and is solid concrete.“The vendor seems to think there is an old motorbike in there but whether it is whole or in parts, who knows,” Ms Chilcott said.“We are just hoping no one is sitting on it.”Ms Chilcott said the owners husband, who passed away last year, was believed to have put the motorbike in to the safe many years ago, but could not recall where he put the key after hiding it in a “safe place”.But the safe is not the only intriguing feature of the property, which is located on 2023sq m at 26-28 Dalgangal Road. Mark Wahlberg with Charlize Theron and Jason Statham in scene from film “The Italian Job”. SUPPLIEDLocated in Gayndah, Queensland’s oldest gazetted town, the four bedroom dwelling comes with its own office space and a huge walk-in safe. Is this Australia’s cheapest island? Inside the storage shedlcott said.“It would be a blast for anyone who wanted to set up an second-hand or restoration business.”There is also a smaller shed which also contains old furniture and tools. Ms Chilcott said they had already had some interest in the unique property, including from a potential buyer based in Darwin.“Historically speaking, this is one of Gayndah’s oldest buildings, but it is not heritage-listed and it is also flood-free,” she said.“During the 2013 floods, the water only came up to the boundary.” MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS: Shabby beach shack fetches almost $2 million at auction Gayndah is Queensland’s self-proclaimed citrus growing capital, and has a population of about 2000 people. Gayndah is even home to the Big OrangeIt is also reportedly the home of the mysterious ‘Gayndah Bear’. Rumour has it that the bear escaped when a travelling circus crashed near the town in the 1950s, with a number of unconfirmed sightings reported over the years. While that mystery may never be solved, a professional safecracker with slippery fingers may be able to solve the mystery as to what is in the butter factory safe.The property is being sold on a “walk in, walk out” basis, and is listed for $165,000. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
The master ensuite looks out over parkland and Moreton Bay. Picture: supplied.“It’s a no-brainer, this is definitely going to set a new record for the area,” he said. “It is real estate gold. Not only is the house sitting on a huge block of land with panoramic bay views and built to commercial standards, it is also a very big, beautiful home.”Mr Sorrentino said in the 17 years he had been selling property in the Wynnum Manly area, this was the first property he had listed on a 4,000sq m plus block. “Properties like this rarely come on to the market,” he said. “The block is nearly ten times the size of what is normally sold in the area and the home is more than double the size of a normal four-bedroom, two bathroom house.”Owners John and Janice Quinn snapped up the property in 1992 for $400,000 when it was an overgrown block with a fibro house. More from newsNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoThere is plenty of outdoor entertaining space at 97 Petersen St, Wynnum. Picture: supplied.Spread across two levels, the home was built to a commercial standard with poured concrete slabs and core-filled concrete blocks. There are four bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes and ensuites to each, open-plan living spaces opening to the veranda, a wine cellar and a cabana overlooking to the inground swimming pool. The Quinns recently revamped the property, completely renovating the bathrooms and kitchen and repainting the house. Mr Sorrentino said the property has already drawn interest from potential buyers.“A lot of inquires have been from overseas Asian buyers,” he said.“It surprised me but maybe it shouldn’t because Asian buyers tend to like big homes on big blocks.” WYNNUM’S TOP SALES25 Waterloo Esplande Sale price: $2.5 millionSale date: September 7, 2016 97 Petersen Street, WynnumIs this bayside mansion with ocean views from almost every room, including the master ensuite, a record breaker? Place Manly real estate agent Marc Sorrentino thinks it will be. The 775sq m home, sitting on a 4,037sq m block at 97 Petersen St, Wynnum, has hit the market for the first time since it was built almost 25 years ago. Listed without a price, the property has no street frontage and the only thing sitting between its rear boundary and Moreton Bay is parkland. Mr Sorrentino said the property would smash the Wynnum sales record of $2.5 million. The property at 6 Alverna Close Wynnum. Picture: supplied. The living areas flow out to the verandas. Picture: supplied“At that time, $400,000 was a lot of money. When we bought it everyone said we were paying too much,” Mr Quinn said. “I think the combination of not being able to see the bay because the block was overgrown, plus the fact it was an old purple fibro house meant there was nothing compelling about it unless you saw the vision (of what it could be).” The couple and their two children lived in the three-bedroom shack for a couple of years while working with an architect to design their dream home.Mr Quinn said the resulting 775sq m house took 18 months to build and made the most of the ocean views. “The house was built across the block so just about every room has views of the bay and it had to have large entertaining areas because we like to entertain a lot,” he said. The property at 12 Alverna Close, Wynnum. Picture: supplied.6 Alverna CloseSale price: $2.35 millionSale date: November 29, 2017 The property at 25 Waterloo Esplanade, Wynnum. Picture: supplied.12 Alverna CloseSale price: $2.44 millionSale date: February 26, 2014
CHESTER & ELLA More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago Developer: Kokoda Property Group Price: Penthouses from $1.75 million Address: Located on the corner of Chester and Ella streets, Newstead Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:11Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:11 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen5 tips to style your home for sale01:12 The mural at Chester & Ella, Newstead by artist Travis Vinson.A large mural, created by artist Travis Vinson, features models “Chester and Ella’’ which can be seen across the development.Ms Allan said they wanted a large-scale piece that was somewhat hidden yet in plain sight. “Specifically we wanted a painted/graffiti piece that embraced the laneway art that Brisbane has thoroughly taken on board in an sophisticated way,” she said. 1 – 7000sq m of rock (approx 17,500 tonne) was removed from the site2 – The site was formerly a furniture makers’ warehouse and yard3- Amenity areas are being furnished by Newstead local, Shona Gray4- The building will have its own app to complement the services of the concierge5- The rooftop pools have been specifically designed to watch the sunrise over the river on Chester and the sunset behind the city on Ella The private dining space at Chester & Ella, Newstead.Developed by Kokoda Property Group, only 10 per cent of the development is left to sell in the towers where special attention had been made to the quality and finishes throughout.Kokoda Property head of marketing Philippa Allan said more than 2200sq m of marble (mainly Elba and Portsea Grey) was used at Chester & Ella across the amenities and residences.“There’s even marble in the lifts,” Ms Allan said.“All said and done this will cost over $1 million. Kokoda and Hutchinsons (Shaun Beck) check every piece of marble to ensure we are getting the best vein and natural beauty from each piece.”The two towers are a “his and her’ version – the Chester tower stands proudly with chiselled white balconies inspired by the natural formations of the Brisbane River forming a reassuring and protective surround. Ms Allan said: “Chester is the more masculine of the two buildings. Inspired by the folds and canyons of cliffs along the Brisbane River, it features white precast concrete balconies and the rich lustre of bronze glass to form a reassuring and protective surround”.“In contrast, Ella is all curves, presenting perforated metal balustrades that afford the building lightness and fluidity,” Ms Allan said. Chester & Ella fast facts Follow us on Facebook Sit back and relax at Chester & Ella, Newstead.Newstead architectural icon Chester & Ella is fast taking shape and making a statement in Brisbane’s development circle.The two unique towers, named Chester and Ella, form a sculptural statement of luxurious residences and will be completed next month. Rooftop bliss at Chester & Ella.Differentiating Chester & Ella from the surrounding Brisbane market is its unrivalled level of communal amenity, according to Ms Allan.“Residents will be treated to the luxury of an around-the-clock concierge, rooftop terrace, health and wellness centre, private dining room and cinema. “From the rooftop, residents can experience lush landscaping and panoramic views over the city as they swim in the stunning pool, use the outdoor kitchen areas, enjoy a hit on the putting green, or relax around the terrace firepit.”
312 Formosa Road, GumdaleThere is little reason to want to go on holiday if you are the owners of 312 Formosa Road at Gumdale.The acreage estate has the look and feel of a Balinese resort, from the buddhas that greet you as you enter up the front path, to the soothing sounds coming from the water fountains as you lay bedside the pool.It was an effect the owners were hoping to achieve when they set about building the property about 12 years ago. The house is surrounded by tropical gardens.At the time, ready to start a family and having grown up on acreages themselves, the owners went in search of a property that would offer the same freedoms and privacy that they had enjoyed as children. They eventually stumbled upon the 2.5 acres at Gumdale and moved into a ramshackle house that stood at the front of the block, while they set about building their family dream home on the 2.5 acre plot backing on to it. The kitchen is the heart of the home and has a butler’s pantry.“There were a lot of early mornings being woken up to hammering and drilling, but it was worth it,” one of the owners said.Not originally part of their master plan, but influenced by their designer, the owners fell in love with the Balinese theme. “We loved that idea of indoor-outdoor living, where the inside spaces flow to outside. We’re entertainers, so there are plenty of outdoor areas with the space to have several people around. The tennis court and basketball hoop.Being on an acreage you don’t have to worry too much about the noise either.”To add to the Bali resort-style authenticity, the owners sourced many of the materials used in the build, such as the stone walls and statues, from Indonesia. As easy as it is to feel like you are living in a holiday resort, this property is and has always been a solid, functional family home, with interiors that have withstood the passage of time. The expansive bar area in the open-plan living space.Over the years it has stood up to the demands not only of the owners but of their three children, aged between 8 and 11.The house has four bedrooms, to accommodate a growing family, but the master bedroom, with its ensuite and walk-in robe, is located away from the others to give parents peace and privacy. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market8 hours ago The home’s cinema room.The heart of the home, however, is the kitchen, which features custom-designed cabinetry, a large stone benchtop and butler’s pantry.The rest of the living spaces emanate from here, including the living room, dining room and an entertaining area with a large bar.Elsewhere in the house is a cinema room, games room and study, which could easily be turned into a fifth bedroom if needed. The indoor living areas spill out to the wraparound patios outside.Outside the property has expanses of lawn and tropical landscaped gardens along with a pool, water features, full tennis court and basketball hoop. It is these things in particular and the active lifestyle that they present that the owners say they will find hardest to leave behind.“We’ll miss that sporting lifestyle of being able to have a game of tennis, then go for a swim, and do activities with people when we entertain rather than just sit around.”The family are moving to be closer to where their children attend school and the owners hope the house will go to a family who can enjoy everything they have over the years.The estate is on the market open to expressions of interest.
Nexans has announced the start of construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine high voltage (HV) cable systems installation.Being built by Uljanik Group, a Croatia-based shipyard, the high capacity Nexans vessel is designed for worldwide installation of large volumes of HVDC and HVAC cable systems, even in the most severe weather conditions, the company said.The vessel covers the complete Nexans submarine product range, and has a 10 000-tonne capacity turntable.“The construction of this new cable-laying vessel is a fundamental milestone in our commitment to cleaner energy,“ said Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Nexans CEO.“In this next exciting chapter of our capacity to meet customer expectations, the cutting-edge technology of the new ship will enable Nexans to support countries in their development of the unlimited potential of renewable power generation”.The new ship, designed by consulting agency Skipsteknisk AS, comes with Dynamic Positioning (IMO class 3) capabilities. The laying equipment allows the vessel to perform complex installation operations of flexible products in shallow to deep water.“Together with our legendary vessel CLV Nexans Skagerrak, the new ship will reinforce Nexans’ position as a leading player in the growing submarine HV cabling market,” said Dirk Steinbrink, Senior Executive Vice President High Voltage and Underwater Cable Business Group at Nexans.“With the advanced technology, impressive capacity and the many cable-laying capabilities, this vessel will be one of Nexans’ key strategic assets”.The new cable-laying vessel is expected to be delivered and start operations by the third quarter of 2020.
Prelude FLNG (Image courtesy of Shell)Aberdeen-based mechanical engineering group EnerMech has won a five-year deal for Shell’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) project offshore Western Australia.EnerMech did not reveal the value of the deal under which it will supply hose and hose fittings as well as services for the giant FLNG facility.The contract will be administered from EnerMech’s Henderson base in Perth while engineering and service support will be provided from regional facilities across Australia, including Darwin in the Northern Territory, according to a statement by EnerMech.To remind, EnerMech has earlier this year secured a pre-commissioning subcontract by Technip Oceania, a TechnipFMC company, for the Prelude FLNG project.The Prelude facility arrived at its location, the Prelude field, 475km North East of Broome from South Korea late July.Prelude FLNG was secured with sixteen mooring lines in August. The facility is currently undergoing hook-up and commissioning phase which is expected to take between 9-12 months.Once fully commissioned, the FLNG facility is expected to be able to produce 3.6 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG.The Prelude project is operated by Shell in a joint venture with Inpex (17.5 percent), Kogas (10 percent) and OPIC (5 percent).
Image source: USACEThe North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission will meet in Atlantic Beach next week to provide new commissioners with an overview of the state’s coastal program, consider amendments to rules on erosion control and other coastal issues, the NC Department of Environmental Quality said in its release. The commission plans to meet November 7 and 8 at the Hilton Double Tree in Atlantic Beach. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and is open to the public, DEQ said.Items on the commission’s agenda include:New commissioner orientation – An orientation session will be provided for new and current commissioners on the operating and variance procedures of the commission as well as an overview of the state’s coastal program.Variances – The commission will hear one request for a variance from its rules;Beach and inlet management – The commission will hear a presentation on Carolina Beach’s inlet maintenance project and consider a development line request by Kure Beach for the siting of oceanfront development;Public access – Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington will present an evaluation of the state’s Public Beach and Coastal Waterfront Access Program;Land use plans – The commission will consider amendments and updates to land use plans for Swansboro and Ocean Isle Beach;Coastal habitat protection – The commission will consider approval of the Coastal Habitat Protection Plan’s implementation for 2018 through 2020;Rule development – Amendments to rules will be discussed related to temporary erosion control, stormwater, single family residences, free standing moorings, land use planning and development lines;Shellfish aquaculture – The commission will hear an overview of shellfish aquaculture efforts, including the state’s shellfish leasing program and shellfish mariculture plan.The Coastal Resources Advisory Council, a group that advises the state Coastal Resources Commission, will meet at 10 a.m. November 7 at the Hilton Double Tree in Atlantic Beach.[mappress mapid=”24580″]
Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production company Tap Oil has appointed one of its non-executive directors to the position of chairman.Tap Oil said on Friday that Chris Newton was appointed to the chairman position, effective immediately.Newton is a geology graduate from the University of Durham, England and also holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment from the Securities Institute of Australia (SIA).He has had a 39-year career in oil and gas covering exploration, development, production and petroleum economics, strategic planning, business development, and senior leadership.Newton spent more than 25 years in senior resource industry roles in South East Asia including as a managing director of Fletcher Challenge in Brunei and of Shell Deepwater Borneo, president of Santos’ Indonesian operations, and CEO of Jakarta-listed oil and gas company EMP.In 2010, Newton co-founded Singapore-based Risco Energy and successfully drove its operations and business development functions.He was an active director of the Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA) between 2003 to 2008, including serving as president from 2004 to 2007. Newton is also a non-executive director of ASX-listed Lion Energy and remains the oil and gas advisor to the Jakarta-based Castle Asia Group.In recent company news, Tap Oil appointed Kamarudin bin Baba as a new non-executive director of the company, effective February 6.Chris Newton asks the panel the key question, can unconventionals work in Indonesia? pic.twitter.com/pFOFIIyJUU— Tom Soulsby (@Tom_Soulsby)