Metro builders to work in Rocky
BRISBANE'S James Taylor has been working away from home for nearly six months.
The 23-year-old is the site foreman on a major luxury townhouse development at Allenstown.
He hopes to see the Allenstown Central project through to completion before Christmas.
James, who works for the Brisbane-based Bloomer Constructions, is one of a growing number of southern workers who have shifted to where the work is, Central Queensland.
“Everyone says this is the large growth area,” James said.
“I hear it's dying off down there (south-east corner) and it's getting really competitive.”
He said a number of southern contractors were working in with locals on development which is in the heart of one of Rockhampton's community hubs.
The project will have 10 two-bedroom units built to the highest quality.
The fully air-conditioned units, of which five have already been sold, are priced at $340,000.
Once this project is finished the company behind Allenstown Central, Rockhampton-based Statewide Property Group, is moving onto the development of 24 lowset two-bedroom units next to the Northside Plaza, where prices are from $290,000, which with the $10,000 building boost reduction and $7000 first-buyer grant reduces the price to $273,000.
Selling agent for both projects Mark Molloy, from The Professionals, said the building boost had helped speed activity along.