Friday, 23rd February, 2018

Budding idea now a thriving garden

JUST a few months after officially opening late last October, the Bateau Bay Community Garden is now a thriving community garden boasting 35 garden beds and some 30 members.

The garden is also self-sufficient in water. The site has its own water tanks and has struck a deal with the neighbouring Entrance Leagues Club to fill them by harvesting rainwater from its gutters.

In addition, it has built its own… more


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Thursday, 22nd February, 2018

Hometown snaps up new villages

THE AUSTRALIAN arm of an American housing operator has splashed out $57 million on three new land lease communities in Australia.

The Australian subsidiary of Hometown America recently snapped up the 430-site Green Wattle Villages at Burpengary in Queensland. The deal is the single residential land lease community acquisition in Australia to date.

Hometown is also in the process of buying two NSW communities with a total of 148 sites… more

Wednesday, 21st February, 2018

Thoughts wanted on aged care

THE quality of Australia's aged care workforce is in the spotlight with the launch of a national public consultation program.

Members of the public, aged… more