More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours ago“While the Queensland Government is prepared to go it alone in the funding of the Cross River Rail project, the Brisbane Metro is the Federal Government’s preferred public transport solution for the city, and the two-tier commitment will provide investors with significant funding.“As the population growth of our major cities aggravates congestion, lessening the time we commute to work will deliver tangible value to property owners.”The funding came at a time when some of the suburbs had seen “subdued growth”, he said, with Upper Mount Gravatt houses growing 2.5 per cent in the 12 months to January to $625,000 and Eight Mile Plains up 1.3 per cent growth to $780,000. The Brisbane City Council led infrastructure project will cost $300m.He said the funding “could be the catalyst for the areas to catch up with neighbouring suburbs including Mount Gravatt East (11.6 per cent growth to $658,000) and Mansfield ($676,250 for 7.3 per cent rise)”.Suburbs that were going backwards in terms of growth in the inner north were expected to see a jump, including Kelvin Grove where houses underperformed last year falling (-7 per cent) to $771,500 and Herston which went backwards (-4.7 per cent) to $820,000. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK [email protected] Realtors expect the infrastructure surge to be a growth catalyst for multiple suburbs.IF you live in these suburbs you may well have heard the ka-ching as Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announced massive funding for Brisbane.Budget 2018 has locked in the Queensland capitals next boom suburbs, according to one of Australia’s major real estate agencies, with realtors expecting the $300m Brisbane Metro infrastructure project to be a windfall for homeowners.LJ Hooker head of research Mathew Tiller said the congestion-busting infrastructure project would “reinvigorate suburbs along the alignment” of the project with a rise in sales predicted along the inner north and south of the city.“This brings suburbs like Upper Mount Gravatt and Eight Mile Plains in the city’s south and Kelvin Grove and Herston in the north closer to the CBD through increased ‘show-up-and-go’ public transport services,” he said.
MELBOURNE: Australian limited-overs batsman D’Arcy Short is confident of shaking off the white-ball specialist tag and proving his worth against the red ball.”It was very enticing in terms of the opportunities that I could have got (in Tasmania),” he told cricket.com.au. Short turned down an offer to move to Tasmania, and instead decided that a first full pre-season at Western Australia would give him the best chance to prove himself as a red-ball player in his adopted home state. “But I felt like if I stayed here and put in a full pre-season, I can play all formats here as well. That was a challenge for me; I know I can do that here and this is where I want to try and do it. I love playing cricket in WA and that’s why I’m staying. “It was a combination of both (cricket and personal reasons). With all the cricket I play and being away so much, I felt like being home when I could is a good option. “I’m a bit of a homebody anyway, which doesn’t really help me in terms of the job. But if I can spend time at home, that’s what I want to do. That was one of the main reasons.” “I don’t think it’s an unfair view, it’s just what people have seen,” Short said on the tag of him being a white-ball specialist. “I definitely back myself in red-ball cricket as well. I just haven’t taken my opportunities as well as I could have or should have in the games that I’ve played. “The pressure of wanting to do well and keep my spot plays on my mind a bit as well. I know I can do it, it’s just about putting it together in a game. “I think I slowly proved that last year. Against NSW, I opened the batting against a Test attack and got fifty and batted for a fair amount of time (164 balls). “I got a fair bit of confidence out of that. It’s just about putting a big score on the board when I get a chance, said Short who has so far played eight ODIs and 20 T20s for Australia. IANS Also watch: Get Set Global: Travel Restrictions Creating Havoc For People In The UK