Clive Palmer eyes Peter Bond’s Brisbane waterfront mansion

first_imgThe cinema inside the home at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. One of the seven bedrooms in Peter Bond’s Brisbane mansion.Mr Bond has been trying to offload the property since Linc Energy went into receivership in 2016 with debts of more than $300 million.The failed company is currently fighting charges in court that its underground coal gasification project near Chinchilla contaminated more than 175sq km of farmland. $4.9 MILLION BUYS A WHOLE LOTTA HOUSE BRISBANE’S BEST BARGAIN HOMES RENTAL VACANCY RATE TIGHTENS The kitchen inside Peter Bond’s mansion at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.According to CoreLogic data, the property was once owned by Zoe Cheihk, wife of developer George.Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire, who had been marketing the property, declined to comment.When contacted by The Courier-Mail, Mr Palmer said he did not comment on business matters and suggested contacting Mr Bond. Clive Palmer is believed to have bought Peter Bond’s Brisbane mansion. Image: AAP/Jono Searle. Peter Bond’s Brisbane mansion at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket. Clive Palmer is believed to have bought Peter Bond’s Brisbane waterfront mansion.BUSINESSMAN Clive Palmer is understood to have made a lowball offer for the Brisbane mansion owned by the founder of the failed Linc Energy Group, Peter Bond. The seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom pad at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket, has been on the market for more than a year and was most recently advertised for offers over $8 million. Peter Bond, the founder of the failed Linc Energy Group.Mr Bond and his wife, Louise, took the property to auction in August last year, but knocked back a bid of $9.25 million.Mr Palmer has reportedly made a significantly lower offer of $7.4 million.He has recently embarked on a spending spree after adding $522m to his fortune, and is scouring the market for bargain houses and luxury cars. Records show Mr Bond purchased the property, known as Rivergum Retreat, in November 2008 for $9.5 million. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoCrowds at the auction of 36 Needham Street, Fig Tree Pocket, in August, 2017. Image: AAP/Richard Walker. This mansion at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket, is believed to have sold. Inside the mansion at 36 Needham St, Fig Tree Pocket.Rivergum Retreat spans 1.2ha and has river frontage of 132m. It also has a climate-controlled wine cellar, fully equipped gym, a boardroom, meeting rooms, gold class cinema, a horizon heated swimming pool complete with outdoor teppanyaki bar, a tennis court, and water sports facilities.last_img read more

Treñas to Duque: Resign for the sake of the country

first_imgHe also questioned the DOH’s recent move to pull out rural doctors from Western Visayas to Cebu City which is under enhanced community quarantine due to COVID-19. MANILA – Mayor Jerry Treñas urged Health secretary Francisco Duque III to step down for “not making correct decisions” since the start of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in the Philippines. “Wala ako sa position mag-usisa kon ano gid ang sirkumstansya sang trabaho nila didto sa Manila sang Department of Health,” said Defensor. Despite the country having the “longest lockdown,” COVID-19 cases continue to spike, he pointed out. “Libagon gid ang tanan nga gina-obra nila,” Treñas said.   According to the governorr, he cannot yet give a fair assessment on the matter as he does not have a close working relation with Duque. “I think it is time for him to accept responsibility and voluntarily resign for the sake of the country,” “I do not really know if that is a correct decision and I do not want to make a decision on this because that is already beyond my sphere of responsibility,” said Treñas. “Ang buot ko silingon [sang] working relation [amo] nga indi amo na kalapit kag indi ko mabal-an eh.  I don’t have a basis to judge the work of that person,” Defensor said./PN Iloilo City’s Mayor Jerry Treñas is in favor on the resignation Health chief Francisco Duque III in the light of the country’s battle against coronavirus disease. Treñas said during the flag-raising ceremony at city hall on Monday morning. Western Visayas’ rural doctors under the DOH’s Doctors to the Barrios (DTTB) decried the order deploying them to Cebu City to help unspecified private hospitals there. Covered by the investigation are the purchase of COVID-19 test kits, delayed procurement of personal protective equipment and other medical gears for healthcare workers, alleged lapses that led to the death of medical workers and the rising number of deaths and infections involving medical frontliners. It was the DOH Undersecretary for Field Implementation and Coordination Team for Visayas and Mindanao Abdullah Dumama Jr. who ordered the deployment. In a statement, DTTB doctors expressed concern over DOH’s preparation for such deployment. They were informed about being pulled out from their current assignments in various municipalities only on Friday, June 26. For his part, Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. said, “I will leave that to the President,” referring to calls for Duque’s resignation. Duque and other Department of Health (DOH) officials face an investigation by the Ombudsman over   alleged irregularities in the agency’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Ombudsman also included the inaction in the release of financial assistance to fallen and infected medical frontliners and the delayed reporting of COVID-19-related deaths and confirmed cases. These doctors are to be stationed in Cebu from June 30 to Sept. 5 in four batches of 10 doctors for each batch of deployment. Each batch’s duty period is two weeks.last_img read more