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A growing family that needs more room, is saying goodbye to their renovated home

first_img71 Baroona Rd, MiltonPlace Paddington selling agent Michael Ford said the Milton property market had been overlooked as it was a relatively small inner-city suburb.“However, buyers have recognised the benefits from the lifestyle it affords you,” he said. “You can walk to international cultural and sporting events at Suncorp Stadium, enjoy the access to a number of top-performing schools, parks, quality cafes and fine dining, while still being able to train, bus or dare I say walk into the CBD.”The property goes to auction at 10am. Jim and Ailie Wagner and their two children Neill and Caitlin at their Milton home. Picture: Mark CallejaThe Wagner family from Milton are in desperate need of more space around their home as they prepare for the expansion of their family with baby No.3.And today, Jim and Ailie, who already have two children aged one and three, are very much looking forward to taking their home at 71 Baroona Rd to auction.“We’ve lived here for seven years,” Mr Wagner said. “My wife is heavily pregnant with our third child and we definitely need more space.”The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home is on a 433sq m block just a stone’s throw from Rosalie Village. 71 Baroona Rd, MiltonMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor7 hours agoMr Wagner said they had done some renovations to the property, including adding solar hot water, airconditioning, security screens and painting the home.He said major work to restore the front and back gardens had also been done, creating some off-street parking spaces.According to CoreLogic information, the median sale price for a home at Milton (12 months) is $965,000.Mr Wagner said the family planned to stay in the area. He thought the property would suit a young family or anyone who wanted a land holding in Milton.The home has open-plan living and dining areas and the kitchen has gas cooking plus a dishwasher. It has wide timber floors and high ceilings.last_img read more


President Kenyatta: We have to confront climate change boldly

first_imgThe launch was hosted by the President of African Development Bank (AfDB) Akinwumi Adesina and addressed by several African leaders among them Presidents Nana Akufo-Addo (Ghana) and Sahle-Work Zewde (Ethiopia).Also Read  Let’s work together for the unity and progress of our country, UhuruPresident Kenyatta said effects of climate change have been worsened by the global Covid-19 health crisis.“Challenges posed by these climate-related events have been compounded by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.“Though not directly linked to climate change, the global resources allocated to fighting Covid-19 and to mitigate its negative impact on the economy, have, no doubt, reduced what is available to address climate change,” he said.President Kenyatta called for the integration of adaptation measures into Covid-19 recovery packages and urged development partners to support Africa’s climate initiatives.Also Read  SRC moves to address pay disparities  He challenged GCA Africa to spearhead the up scaling of pilot adaptation projects such as Kenya’s livestock insurance scheme, the first of its kind in Africa, to the rest of the continent.“Additionally, several adaptation initiatives that have been piloted in Africa should be scaled up by the centre we are launching today.“These include the Kenya Livestock Insurance Programme, the first government livestock insurance scheme in Africa, and which protects pastoralists against drought; and the mangrove protection and restoration project as is being piloted in Gazi, Kenya,” he said.The President thanked AfDB for its support in setting up IGAD Climate Prediction and Application Center (ICPAC) in Nairobi, a facility he said assists the region to receive timely climate prediction data.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentIn his opening remarks, Mr Adesina announced that AfDB is working on raising amounts available for investment in Africa’s climate smart projects to 25 billion USD by 2025.The AfDB boss singled out Kenya’s Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the continent’s largest wind power financed by the continental bank saying the plant represents the future of Africa’s adaptation in the energy sector.Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said climate change is the biggest threat to the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa while Ethiopia’s Sahle-Work Zewde called for the redoubling of global climate change adaptation and mitigation efforts. President Kenyatta spoke Wednesday at State House, Nairobi during the virtual launch of the African chapter of the Global Center on Adaption (GCA Africa).Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for urgent and bold interventions to deal with the challenges posed by climate change in Africa.The President noted that the recent climate change attributed desert locust invasion of Eastern Africa as well as intermittent droughts and floods are a growing socioeconomic burden to the region.“Exacerbated by climate change, the desert locust invasion of Kenya and other Eastern Africa countries has devastated livelihoods of farmers and poses an unprecedented threat to food security,” he said.last_img read more