Stockland’s Bokarina Beach residential precinct (part of the $5 billion Oceanside development on the Sunshine Coast) is generating strong early interest from buyers ahead of the first land release in July.STRONG interest is fuelling the fire of the Sunshine Coast’s highly anticipated Bokarina Beach community with around 220 people heading to its recent plan and price unveiling.The premium mixed-use residential, retail and tourism hub is a key component of the $5 billion Oceanside community.Stockland regional manager for the Sunshine Coast Ben Simpson, said the project had struck a chord with potential home buyers seeking an enviable coastal lifestyle, with an outstanding turnout for its unveiling.“Bokarina Beach will be an exceptional masterplanned community fronting one of the Sunshine Coast’s best beaches and just minutes from the world-class facilities within Oceanside,” Mr Simpson said.“After years of carefully planning every aspect of this exciting new community, we’re delighted with the strong interest we’ve already received from home buyers.”The preview event, held at the Bokarina Beach site, provided registered buyers the chance to be one of the first people to secure a home site.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoDisplay village at Oceanside.The first land release includes a wide range of home sites just a short stroll to the beach, the future village park, the calm waters of the future Lake Kawana extension and the future shops and cafes.Lots range in size from 250sq m to 480sq m and are priced from $319,000 to $639,000. “The public launch of home sites will take place in early July and since all lots will be exclusively available to customers who have registered their interest, I would encourage anyone wishing to secure land to act now,” Mr Simpson said.The community spans almost 30 hectares and will feature a five hectare central lake, parkland and conservation areas leading to the beach.Located close to the Sunshine Coast Health Precinct and future Oceanside Town Centre, Bokarina Beach will include a community hub and outdoor plaza for markets, festivals and community events.The community will eventually comprise approximately 160 home sites, 130 terrace homes and 800 beachside and north facing park front apartments.
A diver made a gruesome discovery off the coast of Dania Beach.The Broward Sheriff’s Office says a diver found the partial remains of a body in the ocean about a mile from Dania Beach on yesterday afternoon.BSO deputies took the body to a nearby Coast Guard station after fishermen brought it ashore.Homicide crime scene investigators are trying to identify the victim and the the cause of death.This story is developing.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP)—Robert Larkin coached several sports while son Barry was growing up, none more important to the youngster than football.And it showed when Barry starred at Moeller High School in Cincinnati and received a scholarship to play for Bo Schembechler at Michigan. But after being redshirted his freshman year with the Wolverines, Larkin focused on baseball, became an All-Star shortstop with Cincinnati, and carved a Hall of Fame career in 19 years with the Reds. NEWEST HALL OF FAMER–Hall of Fame inductee Barry Larkin speaks with reporters following a tour of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, N.Y. on May 5. Larkin was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum on July 22, along with late Chicago Cubs star third baseman Ron Santo. (AP Photo/Tim Roske, File) Larkin, introduced to the game at the age of five by his dad, retired after the 2004 season with a .295 career average, 2,340 hits, 1,329 runs scored and 379 stolen bases, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum Sunday.Robert Larkin,who started his protege in t-ball, said he was feeling absolute pride. “This is the ultimate,” he said. “I don’t think you can do much more than this.”If Barry Larkin had decided to stick with football, his dad figures the family would have had to make plans to be elsewhere on Sunday.“We’d be in Canton,” Robert Larkin said with a laugh as he pondered the pro football Hall of Fame in Ohio.PARKER’S PROJECT: In his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday, former Cincinnati shortstop Barry Larkin credited just about everybody who helped him, even former Pittsburgh star Dave Parker.Though Parker spent the first 11 years of his major league career starring for the Pirates, he was with the Reds when Larkin was a rookie in 1986 and was in Cooperstown on Sunday. He holds a special place in Larkin’s past.While Larkin was starring for Michigan in the early 1980s, becoming a two-time All-American and leading the Wolverines to a pair of appearances in the College World Series, Parker made a point of informing Reds shortstop Dave Concepcion—Larkin’s boyhood idol—that his job would soon be in jeopardy.“While I was up at the University of Michigan, the Reds came to Detroit to play the Tigers in an exhibition game,” recalled Larkin, who drove down to Tiger Stadium with the Wolverines equipment manager to meet some of the Reds players. “As soon as I walked into the clubhouse, Dave Parker grabs me by the hand and walks me right over to my idol’s locker, and he said, ‘Dave, you see this guy right here? This is Barry Larkin. He’s from Cincinnati. He’s going to take your job.