More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoBrentwood Forest at Bellbird ParkData from the 2016 Census has revealed that the Ipswich Local Government Area (LGA) is one of the fastest growing in Australia, with a population increase since the 2011 Census of 16.1 per cent; significantly higher than nearby Brisbane (10 per cent) and outstripping the booming southern capitals of Sydney (10 per cent) and Melbourne (12 per cent). Not only is Ipswich growing much faster than other regions, it is also home to a much younger population, with the median age nationally rising to 38, but Ipswich remaining steady at 32.“The Ipswich LGA is such an exciting part of Australia that’s really growing and changing rapidly,” Mr Harper said.“Queensland’s newest high school — Bellbird Park State Secondary College — opened its doors in Brentwood Forest this year, and it’s also perfectly positioned near the future Tucker Family Park, part of our range of innovative park facilities that offer families the opportunity to get out, get active and grow together at Brentwood Forest. Cockatoo Release is the latest stage at Brentwood Forest Estate in Bellbird Park, with lots ranging in size from 315sq m to 544sq m.WITH population growth higher than Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, and the median resident age 32, land developers are jumping in to meet the demands of this youthful region.AVID Property Group general manager Queensland Bruce Harper said their new release in Brentwood Forest at Bellbird Park had been tailored to meet the unique demands of the region’s growing population.“The Cockatoo Release includes a variety of lot sizes, configurations and price points, responding to our buyers’ demands for diverse products that suit their needs,” Mr Harper said. “Our variety of house and land packages, and the community’s proximity to established amenities really cater to the needs of young families.” Brentwood Forest at Bellbird Park.“But beyond the amenities, what’s really drawing the growing number of young families in the Ipswich and Greater Springfield region to Brentwood Forest is the sense of space and peace.”Brentwood Forest is surrounded on three sides by established bushland, with many streets giving homeowners a view of the beautiful landscape.The latest land release, stages 30 and 31 of the development, includes 51 lots. The Cockatoo lots are levelled and retained, with lot sizes range from 315sq m lots to family-sized 544sq m lots, with land available from $202,000.
…verdict still looms for other accusedSubmissions made by defence counsel Nigel Hughes regarding the unreliability and inconsistency of evidence produced against his client, Shaquille Grant, during the trial of the murder of Andre “Bread Man” Alexander proved successful as Grant on Monday exited the courtroom of Justice Navindra Singh a free man.Acquitted of murder charge: Shaquille Grant, aka “Soldier Man”Deceased: Andre Alexander, called “Bread Man”Justice Singh had heard the submissions made last Friday, and as such, ruled on the voir dire (an investigation into the truth or admissibility of evidence held during a trial) by directing the 12-member jury to return a formal not-guilty verdict in favour of Grant, , called “Soldier Man”, automatically setting him free of the capital offence.As Grant made his way out of the courtroom, overjoyed family members rushed to embrace him after days of anxiously waiting for a verdict to be delivered. Meanwhile, the number two accused, Neville Ford is expected to have his fate determined today as his attorney, Adrian Thompson and State Prosecutors made their respective addresses to the 12-member jury during Monday’s court hearing.Ford, in an unsworn statement to the court, maintained his innocence of the crime, stating “I am innocent of this charge; I was not at the scene … I don’t know anything about “Bread Man”’s murder.”Both Grant and Ford pleaded not guilty to the capital offence of murder at their first court appearance, as the indictment read that on May 5, 2017 in the county of Demerara, they murdered Alexander in the course of or furtherance of a robbery.The State’s case is being led by Prosecutor Teriq Mohammed, in association with Sarah Martin and Tuanna Hardy.Guyana Times had previously reported that on the day in question, Alexander, of Lot 394 C Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown and his wife were at their bread stand when two men on a CG motorcycle rode up and ordered three loaves of bread, paying with a $5000 note.The now dead man was reportedly in the process of making change when the pillion rider whipped out a gun and demanded that the father of two hand over his cash.Alexander reportedly put up a fight and in retaliation, the suspect discharged two rounds, one of which struck the vendor to the chest.The bandits then relieved the injured man of an undisclosed sum of cash and bread before making good their escape.Residents rushed to the scene and found the man lying in a pool of blood. He was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he succumbed while receiving medical attention.