Construction company buys landmark 1930s-built property at Yeronga


first_imgMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The property at 785 Ipswich Road, Yeronga.Mr Burtenshaw said Stokes Wheeler plan to maintain the 280sq m two-level building in its heritage form and occupy as their head office, relocating from their current premises at Loganholme.Built in 1934, the Old Yeronga Fire Station next to Yeronga Park is one of the earliest designs from leading Queensland architecture company Conrad and Gargett, who also designed Old Government House and Customs House in Brisbane.During the Second World War an effigy of Adolf Hitler was hung from the fire station’s awning, while the US and Dutch armies created a bivouac camp for more than a thousand soldiers in Yeronga Park behind the fire station.The fire station provided firefighting services to the surrounding areas until 1974 when the building was passed on to the SES who used it as a base and training centre for 24 years. The current owners, who are relocating to Redcliffe, bought it in 2001.“This is a well-constructed and truly unique office space with original finishes and fittings,” Mr Wray said.“The interior includes an original fire pole man hole and working counter levered garage doors which open into an engine room which has been preserved in its original state.” A 1930s-built fire station at Yeronga has sold.A historic fire station at Yeronga has sold for $925,000, after failing to sell at auction prior to Christmas.The landmark 1930s-built property, at 785 Ipswich Road, Yeronga, was sold to construction company Stokes Wheelerby Ray White Industrial Milton’s Aron Burtenshaw and Matt Wray.Mr Burtenshaw said despite a massive amount of interest, the fire station was passed in at auction.“The owners took a break over Christmas but we resumed negotiations with interested parties and by the end of January we had multiple offers,” he said.“We secured a cash unconditional contract for the owners at $925,000, which was well above the highest bid on auction day.”last_img read more

Pace of individual income tax returns ahead of 2019


first_imgDES MOINES — A greater amount of Iowa income tax refunds has been issued so far this tax season when compared to this time last year. According to the Legislative Services Agency,  $52 million more in individual income tax refunds has been issued in the past two months compared to January and February of last year.“As the filing of tax returns for tax year 2019 has just begun, it is not possible yet to determine if the jump in tax refunds will be sustained or if it’s just that the process of issuing individual income tax refunds began a little sooner this year,” says Jeff Robinson, senior fiscal analyst for the Legislative Services Agency.Over the past eight months, total state tax revenue was 5.7% higher.“But it is early in the tax year 2019 processing season, with the vast majority of tax returns yet to be filed and processed,” Robinson says.The deadline for filing state income tax returns is April 30.last_img read more

Messi to skip Argentina friendlies – reports


first_imgThe two-time world champions will face Guatemala in Los Angeles on September 7 and Colombia in New York four days later, before two friendlies later in the year against as-yet unnamed opponents.“Messi will not return this year and there are doubts about his future,” proclaimed Argentinian daily Clarin.News website Infobae said: “He will take a rest period, but that doesn’t mean he’s quitting.”“It is the coach who will say, when the time comes, what the situation is concerning Messi,” a team spokesman told AFP.Lionel Scaloni has been in temporary charge of Argentina since Jorge Sampaoli left after their disastrous World Cup tournament in Russia, where they were beaten 4-3 in the last 16 by France after an embarrassing 3-0 group-stage loss to Croatia.He will name his first squad for the visit to the United States later this week.“It’s very personal, Leo must take his time to think about it,” said Carlos Tevez, who is in Barcelona for Boca Juniors’ friendly on Wednesday at the Camp Nou.“It’s understandable… even if he doesn’t come back. When the international side play, rightly or wrongly, we criticise him. It’s bad for the team and for him… I understand because I’ve been in that situation.”Messi’s next chance to win his first major international title will be the 2019 Copa America in Brazil.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Messi endured a difficult World Cup as Argentina were dumped out by France in the last 16 © AFP/File / Mladen ANTONOVBUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug 15 – Captain Lionel Messi will miss Argentina’s next four friendly matches, according to local press reports on Tuesday.The five-time Ballon d’Or winner previously retired from the national side after their 2016 Copa America final defeat by Chile before returning to help them qualify for this year’s World Cup.last_img read more



first_imgAn inquest into the death of a Co Donegal man who fell from a boat has heard there may be a criminal prosecution in the case.The late Conal GildeaConal Gildea, 25, fell into the River Liffey in Dublin while attending a party on a floating bar. Conal, from Ardara, had to be identified through his tattoos, Dublin Coroner’s Court heard.His body was recovered from the river at Britton Quay in Dublin’s city centre by the Garda Water Unit on Monday, April 29 this year, two days after he had last been seen on the boat.At the opening of the inquest into his death, Inspector Martin Mooney of Pearse Street Garda Station told the Dublin coroner that the matter is the subject of an “ongoing investigation which may lead to a criminal prosecution”.Requesting an adjournment of the inquest to facilitate the investigation, he confirmed that it is not a homicide issue but relates to issues of “supply”. He said that a number of witnesses have yet to be interviewed.The court heard that the dead man, who was a prominent member of his local community and a member of Ardara GAA club, was identified by his sister Sarah Gildea. She told the court that she confirmed identification after Gardaí showed her two photographs of tattoos, including one on her brother’s right forearm which said “Only God Can Judge Me” and another six-year-old tattoo on his left abdomen.Ms Gildea said that her brother had been living with her at the time of his death and was completing the final weeks of a plumbing apprenticeship.Coroner Dr Brian Farrell said that the post-mortem was carried out by deputy state pathologist Dr Michael Curtis who gave the cause of death as drowning. He told the family that there are “other issues” which he will be going into at a later date.He adjourned the inquest for further mention on December 12 to allow time for Gardaí to continue their inquiries.CRIMINAL PROSECUTION COULD BE MADE IN TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S DEATH, INQUEST HEARS was last modified: August 28th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ArdaraboatConal GildeafallRiver Liffeylast_img read more