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 on: February 23, 2013, 05:28:31 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by zerotolerance
what an ass he is.  I am going to put a link to this on CO
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 on: February 23, 2013, 05:19:11 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™
The price for that place was 489,000 and add 10% stamp duty ( state tax) on top of it..

this is the google shot of the before image.

the front after.. as a reminder.

This is the reserve across the road... about half of it... not quite...

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 on: February 23, 2013, 05:17:14 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™

No doubt about it… apart from the hideous bathroom, they did a good job refurbishing this “Austrian prefabricated”  house, a 2 bedroom kit home that was built in the early 1950s by my Austrian father-in-law and 199 other Austrian men who came to Perth to knock up temporary accommodation for state housing tenants.  Later, some of these kit homes had an addition put on… this one did tho. Most of the Austrian Kit homes have been replaced now with modern homes but a few are still around and people refurbish them. The only pleasing thing about them imo is the 5 inch pine floor boards… are rare sight in my part of the world.

This place backyard is great and the house is situated opposite a HUGE sports oval (which you people may call a park)

The stupid idea was building the front decking around a young peppermint tree which will have to come out eventually.

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 on: February 23, 2013, 05:16:36 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™
this shack in our nth west mining boom state will set you back a million dollars...  click the link to look at the interior ....


That place is Port Hedland....

now, it has two seasons... the wet and the dry....

the wet is monsoon and cyclone season.... and the dry is hot everyday.... and people have to live in airconditioning, 24/7.

the area in Australia is The Pilbara where tons and tons of iron ore is trafficked out, hourly.... a dish washer can earn 100,000 a year however unless the worker is housed in "single men's quarters" supplied by the mining companies they have to rent or buy on the private market.... rents in the Pilbara are $2,000 a week plus probably $500 (whatever) in electricity.... so what the mining companies do is come to Perth, snap up all the rental properties at $400-500 a week and fly workers home every three weeks causing a housing shortage in the capital city (Perth) People like my younger nieces and nephews, cannot afford to rent. Port Hedland is a two hour flight, north of Perth.

My niece, expecting her second child, still live home with her parents and partner... when she tries to find housing, she has to compete with 20-50 other people and mining companies. So far in the last 3 months, she has failed to find housing... that price of 400 -500 a week is the bottom end of the market too... that is the starting price..

Mining booms causes over inflated prices on EVERYTHING.... the greed is astronomical.

anyway,... recently when I stopped posting here, a refurbished Austrian prefab came on the market for just under $500,000 and I shall post the pictures of a cute little dog box that was sold within days of it being on the market and it's two doors away from my sister... It's not a bad place apart from the diabolical bath tub that was built into the floor... very unsafe and not a place an older person could manage.

I thought my sister should have bought it, moved in and rented her own house to the daughter... that is what they should have done but they're not smart enough to invest in real estate.
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 on: February 22, 2013, 03:47:01 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™
I wonder who has this link at their site because there has been more than 8,000 hits to it, nearly 9,000 in fact..
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 on: February 22, 2013, 02:03:07 pm 
Started by caskur - Last post by caskur™
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 on: February 20, 2013, 07:19:05 pm 
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todays lightning strikes... or at least the ones I managed to capture...

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 on: February 20, 2013, 01:48:01 pm 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™

Completely wreck the Kimberlies? The Chinese food is so polluted in their own country, they cannot eat it so they dump it on Australians while Australia sells or leases rather pristine native land to foreign polluters. Land and fauna that won’t recover once the land is cleared.

I think Colin Barnett has become a desperate money grubber. He’s got to go.

While I think the Greens are a crackpot group, they’re looking a little less crackpot these days than our two major parties!

Maybe the Chinese are really here eyeing off the uranium reserves! It’s not left field.

Whatever it is, why are our governments allowing us to be poisoned by their food dumping on us… anybody?


Chinese secure northern foodbowl as row over Ord River lease continues

by: Sue Neales, Rural reporter
From: The Australian
November 14, 2012 12:00AM

CHINESE property development conglomerate Shanghai Zhongfu has won the sole right to develop 15,200ha of high-value irrigated agricultural land in northern Australia after the state and federal governments spent $510 million of taxpayer funds building road, irrigation, port and local community infrastructure to support the deal.

The little-known Chinese private company has been handed all available land in the second stage expansion of the Ord irrigation scheme in Western Australia's Kimberley region for a peppercorn rent, on the condition it is cleared, developed, farmed and a state-of-the-art export sugar mill built.

The West Australian government will formally announce Shanghai Zhongfu as the preferred developer of the pivotal Ord stage 2 expansion next Tuesday, doubling the size of the East Kimberley's 30-year-old food and farming scheme.

It will argue that because the Chinese company is taking out a 50-year lease on the valuable farmland and will not own the irrigation channels, it is a good deal for the state's taxpayers who paid $315m to get the project ready for food bowl farming.

Behind the scenes, the state and federal governments are bracing for a new furore about foreign ownership of Australian agriculture after the Zhongfu deal is announced.

It follows a public outcry in August when Australia's largest cotton farm and water rights holder, Cubbie Station, was sold to a Chinese textile company.

The Barnett Liberal government claims Shanghai Zhongfu's long-term investment in the East Kimberley region is a very different scenario from Shandong Ruyi's contentious $300m purchase of Cubbie Station because the land is only leased and is undeveloped now.

It will cost Shanghai Zhongfu at least $250m to turn the 7800ha of undeveloped country it will lease on the Knox Plains and

Ord West Bank into sugar fields and to build a sugar mill near Kununurra. The other 7400ha of the Ord stage 2 land at Goomig is already fully irrigated with taxpayer-provided water piped right to each block - land the West Australian government originally hoped to sell to small Australian farmers.

Shanghai Zhongfu beat two other Australian shortlisted contenders, including Australia's largest cattle and land company, AACo, to win the prized tender to develop the second stage of the Ord irrigation scheme into a new Asian food bowl.

AACo chief David Farley said yesterday that since he did not know about next week's announcement in Perth by the Barnett government of the preferred proponent - and hadn't been invited to the Ord stage 2 "ribbon-cutting" launch the following Friday in Kununurra - it was obvious his company had missed out in favour of the Chinese bidder.

"Am I disappointed? Well, if someone can afford more than we could, then good luck to them, because we couldn't make the project work on any more (money or promises)," Mr Farley said.

The Chinese company plans to grow sugarcane across the entire region, and build a new sugar mill to process the cane into sugar and ethanol biofuel. Neither of the other two bidders proposed to grow food crops.

AACo's bid was based on returning cotton to the Ord's irrigated plains, while the third short-listed bidder planned to expand sandalwood plantations.

West Australian opposition agriculture spokesman Paul Papalia accused the Barnett government of wasting taxpayer dollars in the Ord's expansion, all now to benefit a Chinese company's profits.

"Effectively what they have done is spend more than $300m of public money and given all that land that can now be irrigated and farmed to the Chinese," Mr Papalia said.

"It's not like the state will get much benefit from this; the sugar mill will be all Chinese-owned and so will all the profits, and where is the foodbowl in all this talk of sugar for biofuels?"

Larry Yan, vice president of Shanghai Zhongfu, confirmed to Deal Journal Australia a fortnight ago that the Chinese property developer wanted to grow sugar across a large swath of the East Kimberley.

Shanghai Zhongfu has no agricultural projects in China and its winning Ord scheme tender will be its first investment in Australia from a company better known as a hotel developer and major property project player than a food and farming enterprise.

"It's just a good business opportunity for us; as our boss found it might be profitable," Mr Yan said earlier this year.

Shanghai Zhongfu also employed former prime minister Bob Hawke as its Australian lobbyist to push the Ord bid. It won the tender based on its plans to grow sugar to export from Wyndham port and to build a new state-of-the-art sugar mill near Kununurra, offering employment for about 300 locals, including indigenous workers from the Miriuwung Gajerrong community.

The federal government used $195m of public funding under its joint commitment to the Ord stage 2 agricultural development project to build new housing, schools, upgrade the Kununurra hospital and expand nearby Wyndham port.

Northern Territory Primary Industries Minister Willem Westra van Holthe said the new government would progress development of the Ord scheme into the Territory as a priority.

According to West Australian Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls, Shanghai Zhongfu did not have to gain Foreign Investment Review Board approval for its $500m-plus proposal as it was not buying any land.
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 on: February 20, 2013, 11:54:11 am 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™
Yes folks, there is a stinking sub-human called Dr Goats who stalks posters on message boards. He’s English and he eats beetroot sandwiches in front of his favourite soapie drama, “Coronation Street,” between stalking Zerotolerance or some other poor woman who rejects his skin crawling sexual advances.

He once stalked MSN Lisa, Daz, and Hawklord among others and now the creep stalks me. This is what happens when you thoroughly own trolls on the net. They stalk their owners.

Goats is running around making a spineless d  ick of himself at places like Newstalkback literally BEGGING the memberships there for help! That is HIGHLY AMUSING to me.


This is a trophy thread to him and sadly and pitifully what he looks like!  Please do not open if you’ve had anthing to eat in the last 3 hours or you might spontaneously vomit.

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 on: February 20, 2013, 10:40:19 am 
Started by caskur™ - Last post by caskur™
lol... I forgot I put this here.

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