A high street shopping village at Cannon Hill is a step closer to reality as developer Anthony John Group prepares the next stage of its $600 million East Village project.A development application has now been lodged for a new $75 million retail and residential precinct consisting of three, six-storey buildings.Set for release mid-2016, the stage will include the first 1000sqm of retail space, along with 140 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.The project will be built around five kilometres from Brisbane’s CBD.A development application has been lodged for the next stage of the East Village project.The latest residential stock will include two and three-bedroom ground-floor terrace apartments, secure underground parking and 1200sqm of landscaped parkland.Designed in conjunction with Cox Rayner Architects, the buildings are deliberately separated to allow light and breezes to flow freely between the spaces with access for pedestrians linking the park and high street.Anthony John Group CEO Shane Bulloch says buyer interest in the project is strong.The proposal includes 140 one, two and three-bedroom apartments.The current $42 million residential release, The Quarters, is already sold out and due for completion mid-May.“The first two releases sold out well in advance of completion and we are encouraged by the continuing strength of public interest,” Bulloch says.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours ago“It demonstrates to us that East Village is meeting the demand for excellent quality lifestyle amenity and new apartment offerings in the area.“We are also pleased by what we can see happening within the development.“Renters are becoming buyers, buyers are referring friends and family, so there is a real community forming of people who have become passionate advocates for East Village.”On completion East Village will include shops, cafes, a cinema, up to 1,000 apartments and a hotel, transforming Cannon Hill into a destination hub.This story was originally published on Quest.
* Treasurer – Roland Uy ILOILO City –“We will bring the festival to its next level.” With this declaration, MayorJerry Treñas launched yesterday Dinagyang Festival 2020 with the theme “PerfectVision: Celebrating the Ilonggo Spirit in Honor of Senior Sto. Niño.” As of this writing, eight contingents have confirmed theirparticipation in the Dinagyang 360°, said IFFI president Atty. JobertPeñaflorida. He also bared the 11 IFFI Dinagyang 2020 activities: Dinagyang is the Hiligaynon word for revelry or merrymaking. Thefestival is Iloilo City’s version of the Ati-atihan celebrations widelyobserved not only in Panay Island but also in other parts of the country. Itmay not be as ancient as the one in Kalibo, Aklan but it is known more for itsparticipants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect theingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos. Treñas also announced that President Rodrigo Duterte’s partnerHoneylet Avanceña will be the guest of honor during the Dinagyang highlight(tribes competition) Jan. 26, 2020. * Board of Directors – Philipp Chua, Honorato Espinosa, RogelioFlorete Sr., Molly Grande, Jose Marie Layson, John Alexander Que, Allan RyanTan, Luis Tinsay For the first time, contingents in the tribes competition – whichwill now be called “Dinagyang 360°” – will have a guaranteed schoolparticipation prize of P1 million worth of projects to be sourced from theSpecial Education Fund of the Local School Board. In line with the city government’s vision to take the Dinagyang tothe “next level”, Peñaflorida said contesting tribes would be required tochoreograph their presentations in such a way that the dancers face thespectators from all angles during their performances. “Dinagyang will now be moreexperiential, (there will be) more people involvement. Indi pareho sa una nga gabantay ka lang. I-push ta gid nga experiential Dinagyang,” saidformer Tourism undersecretary Salvador Sarabia Jr./PN * Chairman – Rito Carlos Peña Why Dinagyang 360°? * Miss Iloilo 2020 – Jan. 24 Peñaflorida said the tribes’ choreography mush be such that theirperformances should face not only the grandstand but also the river. “We have talked to all the school principals already and they haveaccepted this challenge. Kaya nila i-choreographang performances 360 degrees,” saidPeñaflorida. * Vice President – Dr. Ronald Raymond Sebastian The P10 million will be released in January 2020. * President – Atty. Jobert Peñaflorida Also yesterday, Treñas inducted the IFFI officers. They were: * Assistant Treasurer – Ivy Gurrea “Let us help to make sure Dinagyang will be far better, hopefullywith unity and cooperation,” Treñas stressed. * Tambor Trumpa Martsa Musika – Jan. 24 “We will take advantage of the river, a potential area foradditional seats from where more spectators could watch the presentations. Thejudges will be posted in all angles,” said Peñaflorida. “Dinagyang 2020 will be far better than the previous celebrations.With the IFFI, we will bring the festival to its next level. Let us not worryabout anything. Iloilo is Dinagyang, and who is Iloilo? Kita,” said Treñas. The main performance area is the Iloilo City Freedom Grandstand onMuelle Loney Street facing the Iloilo River. * Ilonggo Food Festival – Jan. 23 to 26 The city government has allotted P25-million assistance to theIFFI, said Treñas. * religious sadsad –Jan. 25 * Dinagyang 360° – Jan. 26 * fireworks display – Jan. 24 ‘NEXT LEVEL’ PERFORMANCE. Dinagyang Festival is known for its participants’ impressive choreography and striking costumes that reflect the ingenuity, craftsmanship and artistry of the Ilonggos. Next year’s edition of the festival promises to be more experiential and engaging. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN He said P15 million will be released to the IFFI between Octoberto December this year. * fluvial and solemn foot procession – Jan. 24 * Corporate Secretary – Angel de Leon Jr. This is early, he added, some 30 congressmen already expressedinterest to attend the festival. The prize forthe first placer or grand champion will reach a total of P5 million – P1million for the contingent, P3 million worth of projects for the school, plusthe guaranteed P1 million school project participation prize. * Iloilo Dinagyang Art Festival – Jan. 18 to 25 * Vice Chairman – Dr. Felipe Uygongco The secondplacer in the tribes competition will get atotal prize of P3.5 million – P500,000 for thecontingent,P2 million worth of projects for the school, plus theguaranteed P1 million school project participation prize. Dinagyang will be handled by the newly-organized Iloilo FestivalsFoundation, Inc. (IFFI). Treñas assured Ilonggos it could do the job. * Festive Parade Sponsors Mardi Gras – Jan. 25 * Dinagyang sa Calle Real – Jan. 25 Thethird 3rd place will have a total prize of P2.25 million – P250,000 for thecontingent, P1 million worth of projects for the school, plus the guaranteed P1million school project participation prize. * Floats Parade of Lights – Jan. 24 The Dinagyang Festival started in 1967. A replica of the SantoNiño de Cebu was brought from Cebu to the San Jose de Placer Church. The imagewas enthusiastically received by the Ilonggos who danced on the streets ofIloilo City. For next year’s Dinagyang Festival,the city government wants people to be more involved. “With theschools, with everyone working together, we will make it happen. I have nodoubt at all,” said Treñas.
Christina Desmond is back in action at the European Union Championships in Italy this afternoon.The Cork fighter is up against Dutch opponent.Belfast’s Kristina O’Hara is also in the ring in the afternoon session.