Perth’s Bunnings sausage sizzles to return this weekend

Bunnings snaggers are back!

Bunnings will restart its iconic sausage sizzles this weekend — but not all states can enjoy the barbecue goodness straight away.

The hardware giant owned by Wesfarmers has confirmed the community fund-raising program will return to selected stores in both the island state and the top end.

Sausage sizzles were suspended after the COVID-19 breakout, over fears interactions over the barbecue could be a breeding ground for the virus.

Community groups across the country sizzle about 40,000 snags each year at hardware stores across the country, raising money for community groups, causes and charities.

Bunnings is seeking to have barbecues up and running across every state and territory by the end of month, except for Victoria.

Social distancing will still apply when picking up a sausage, with separate pick up and order points. Increased cleaning regimes will also be implemented.

The Bunnings sausage sizzle is coming back.
The Bunnings sausage sizzle is coming back. Credit: News Corp Australia

Bunnings chief operating officer Deb Poole said the NT and Tasmania would act as test runs for the implementation of the program in other states.

“The return will start off at selected stores in Tasmania and the Northern Territory this weekend where we will trial a new layout that promotes physical distancing and includes increased personal hygiene processes, above and beyond the normal processes,” Ms Poole said.

Ms Poole noted Bunnings has spent the past few months consulting with community groups, government and health authorities about how to bring back the beloved sizzle.

Bunnings will prioritise groups which had pre-booked before the pandemic hit, with sizzles being run by Rotary, Lions Club and youth groups this weekend.

“We know our customers have missed being able to show their support for local community groups by stopping by the sausage sizzle,” Ms Poole said.

“While we know they will be excited by this return, as are we, we’d just ask everyone to continue to be patient and respect the guidelines in place.”

Source: PerthNow

Perth developers gear up for economic bounceback

Perth is in a strong position

Perth is in a strong position to rebound from the pandemic-induced recession and there are “enormous opportunities”, says the founding director behind one of the city’s biggest development companies, Hesperia.

Ben Lisle, who will formally cement the marriage of his property group Linc Property and Adrian Fini’s Fini Group on Wednesday, said the shake-out in asset prices over the past six years left his home city in a good position to benefit from government stimulus aimed at revving up the economy.

“We are very confident about the local market and believe that long-term growth in the WA economy means there are enormous opportunities ahead, particularly in industrial and transport sectors, commercial and medical uses, build-to-rent, and the planning and regeneration of key urban infill sites,” Mr Lisle said.

He said, in relative terms, Perth’s property sector was in a strong position to recover because it had already suffered a six-year downturn.

“Post the end of the mining boom we did a fair bit of asset price adjustment and the supply demand adjustment, so it puts us in a relatively better position to move forward again once you deal with some of the issues that are there now.

“This is a period that will reward more innovative and adaptive thinking and we tend to find that suits us.”

The merged development group, called Hesperia, has $1 billion in projects under development including the Roe Highway Logistics Park and Murdoch Health and Knowledge Precinct. The group has a pipeline of work worth more than $2 billion.

Mr Lisle has been working closely with Mr Fini for 15 years.

Mr Fini is well known for his hospitality and hotel developments including COMO The Treasury hotel and State Buildings precinct.

Mr Lisle said the merger brings together Fini Group’s strong built form and place-making capabilities with Linc Group’s structured deal making and complex land approvals know-how.

Financial Review Rich Lister Paul Blackburne believes Perth’s property market will outpace its east coast rivals, telling The Australian Financial Review recently he was pushing ahead with $1 billion in projects as he chases opportunities from a rebound.

 

Source: CommercialRealEstate

Top 17 of The Most Genius Home Life Hacks That Will Amaze You

 

Pure genius

Today we present you one interesting and clever post and a little more different. We made one collection of the most amazing and most genius life hacks for your home. This clever hacks and tips will make your life much easier. They will help you to do your everyday tasks without a big effort.

The following hacks and tips will also help you to make your home more organized, you will get extra storage and will stop the chaos in your home. So if you are looking for something like this that will help you with your everyday tasks, take a look at the following collection. Here you will find a lot of creative and inspirational DIY ideas that will help you in your household.

 

Make magnetic bathroom rack

Top 17 of The Most Genius Home Life Hacks That Will Amaze You

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Organize your spice jars

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Make hair tool cabinet

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Organize your markers and pens

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DIY Scarf Hanger

Wine Box Shoe Storage

Hair dryer holder

High heel shoe rack made out of molding

Organize your hair accessories

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Use some wine rack as office storage

Make toothbrush holder

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Use two coat hangers to hang your ironing board

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Use an old laundry basket for polka dot walls

Add a second shower rod for extra bathroom storage

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Got 6″ of space? Create a sliding secret pantry

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How to cut a bottle without using a glass cutter

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Use old drawers for creative shelves and jewelry organizer

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Ikea has launched an interior design service

 

Ikea has introduced a new virtual interior design service

Now you can get help creating your dream home without leaving your living room, thanks to the launch of Ikea’s new virtual interior design service. The good news is that it’s totally affordable.

Ikea interior design service

The online sessions are available at two levels, including:

1. Design advice

As a special offer at launch, this 30-minute session can be booked at no charge and involves an online meeting with an interior designer who will provide advice on various aspects including range, colours, textiles and storage, in addition to tips and tricks or additional services that are available, such as home delivery or assembly services.

2. Basic Design Package, $79

This 60-minute session, conducted with an interior designer involves an online meeting that focusses on developing a personalised, singular solution for a space in the home. In addition to the advice provided in the free session, customers will receive a product collage and materials, a product list and a visual outline of their suggested solution, making it easy to implement straight away.

Source:BHG

 

Coronavirus Phase Three: Auction houses and real estate auctions to reopen

Western Australia’s in recovery mode

Premier Mark McGowan has announced the reopening of pubs and gyms as part of the long-awaited phase three in the State’s recovery from coronavirus.

The new rules, which will come into effect at 11.59pm June 5, will mean a return to almost normality for many West Australians

Here’s what you can expect when the new rules kick in next week.

EATING AND DRINKING

Pubs will be allowed to serve beer without a meal from June 6.
Pubs will be allowed to serve beer without a meal from June 6. Credit: Ross Swanborough/The West Australian
  • Non-work indoor and outdoor gatherings of up to 100 people at any one time, per single undivided space, up to 300 people in total per venue
  • Food businesses and licensed premises may operate with seated service
  • Alcohol may be served without a meal at licensed premises (patrons must be seated)
  • Food courts can reopen with a seated service.

BEAUTY AND GYMS

Gyms will also be able to reopen.
Gyms will also be able to reopen. Credit: Pixabay
  • Beauty therapy and personal care services to reopen
  • Saunas, bath houses, float centres, massage and wellness centres to reopen

RECREATION

  • Galleries, museums, theatres, auditoriums, cinemas and concert venues can reopen (during any performance, the patrons must be seated)
  • Rottnest Island to reopen to the WA general public;
  • Perth Zoo to open with no patron limit for the whole venue
  • Wildlife and amusement parks can reopen
  • Arcades (including pool/snooker, ten pin bowling, Timezone), skate rinks and indoor play centres to reopen
  • TAB and other gaming venues (other than the Casino which is being considered separately) are permitted to reopen
  • Auction houses and real estate auctions can reopen

SPORT AND FITNESS

  • Full contact sport and training is now permitted
  • Playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor gym equipment are permitted to be used
  • Gyms, health clubs and indoor sports centres will be able to offer the normal range of activities, including the use of all gym equipment (gyms must be staffed at all times and undertake regular cleaning).

SCHOOLS

  • Parents/guardians will be able to enter school grounds to drop off or pick up their children

AUCTIONS

  • Auction houses and real estate auctions can reopen
Source: PerthNow

Construction of new train station at Perth airport nearing completion

Construction of the new train station at Perth airport is about to reach another milestone with the new skybridge connecting commuters to the terminals nearing completion.

The station is now 70 percent complete with the first girders of the 137-tonne steel roof recently put in place, and travelators are already installed on the 280-metre walkway.

Premier Mark McGowan said the Airport Link will have some of the longest travelators and escalators in the world, which will stretch between the train station and the skybridge.

The skybridge has been put together by West Australian company Georgiou.

The stair work is being done in Western Australia by Pacific Industrial Company.

More than 700 WA workers are employed across the project.

The station and Forrestfield line are expected to open late next year.

Source: PerthNow

 

 

House prices surge in February, sending most capitals back to record levels

Home price rises across every capital city except Darwin drove national dwelling prices 1.1 per cent higher last month, with five capital cities now recording record-high property values.

Key points:

  • Home prices in five capital cities are at record highs
  • Darwin was the only capital city where home prices fell last month and are down a third from their peak
  • Sydney posted the strongest home price growth in February but is still down 3.7 per cent from its peak

 

A 1.2 per cent rise for Melbourne prices last month was enough to send that city to record-high values, erasing an 11 per cent fall in values since the previous peak in late 2017.

Despite a 1.7 per cent price jump last month, Sydney home values remain 3.7 per cent below their mid-2017 peak, having fallen 15 per cent during the downturn that ended mid-last year.

Although, even while Sydney prices remain below their previous peaks, the median house price in the city has risen back just above a million dollars.

Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart and Adelaide are the other capital cities where home prices are at record highs.

Perth home values rose 0.3 per cent last month and have not fallen for four months.

However, CoreLogic’s head of research Tim Lawless said he was not anticipating a return to record-high prices for a very long time in the west.

“Although Perth values are now trending higher, the recovery period is likely to be a long one, with Perth housing values remaining 21 per cent below their peak,” he wrote in a report.

Meanwhile, Darwin home prices fell another 1.4 per cent and are now down a third from their peak values.

Regions lag behind cities, except in Tasmania

Regional markets posted a much lower price increase of 1.4 per cent, but Mr Lawless said the average masked substantial differences between areas.

“The diversity across regional Australia is extreme, with drought-affected areas impacting the regional index,” he wrote.

“Meanwhile, the regional centres adjacent to the largest capitals, as well as coastal lifestyle markets, show a stronger performance.”

In particular, Mr Lawless said Tasmania’s regional markets made up three of the top four non-capital city markets.

“Tasmania’s home values have been rising swiftly, with housing values rising faster across regional Tasmania than Hobart,” Mr Lawless added.

CommSec’s senior economist Ryan Felsman said real estate was looking like an increasingly attractive investment, with interest rates at record lows and share markets tumbling.

“So where do investors seek shelter in a low-interest rate environment?” he questioned in an analysis of the data.

“Well, record-low mortgage rates, rising home prices, strong auction clearance rates, limited housing supply, improving access to home loans and now financial market volatility are encouraging Aussies to return to the property market,” he wrote.

However, Mr Lawless said owner-occupiers were continuing to dominate the market, while rental returns remained historically low in many areas, with rents growing an average of just 1.4 per cent over the past year.

 

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-02/house-prices-surge-in-february/12015772