The outback commute Picture: Sean Scott/Tourism & Events QueenslandBut that comment was quickly followed by a one, two, blow, presumedly from a bushie proud to live among the red dirt: “Takes a special breed to live somewhere like this. This is God’s country mate, definitely not for the city dwellers.”Another wrote: “Only a short 4hr helicopter ride to work, amenities, hospitals and Crocodile Dundee”. Touche!While another seemed to think “its only good to dump a body”. Awkward! Cheap dirt, minus the caravan“A lot of valuers rang. They thought it was fantastic. It has made a lot of people smile,” she said.“I already had an offer on it, but it was lower than expected but after this, we have had more calls and the owner is thrilled.”In Westwood, which is about half an hour from Rockhampton, the beef capital of Queensland, there is a 1800sq m block for $9000.There is also another 1174sq m lot for $8000, and the 962sq m lot, which was listed for $6000, has sold. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWays to get into the property market for less00:29A place to dump a body? A helicopter ride to work? Okay, they may be out in the sticks but one persons patch of remote dirt can be one person’s paradise.A story about some of the cheapest blocks of land on the market in Queensland certainly stirred up some spirited critiques on social media, but the agents marketing the remote blocks have already had offers. HOW IT ALL STARTED: Are these Australia’s cheapest blocks of land? Sydney traffic congestion Picture: John GraingerMarketing agent John Neumann of Discover Real Estate said he had received several offers since the story launched less than 48 hours ago.“I actually just got off the phone with another lady who is interested,” he said. “It hasn’t sold yet but we have had several offers.“Many of the callers have been from southern states. I think they just want to come to sunny Queensland.”Mr Neumann said many of the potential buyers were looking at the blocks as a long-term investment.“Somewhere to retire,” he said. Former outback hospital transformed into a grand Queenslander home A block of land at Westwood, Qld, is on the market for $9000 — cheaper than a used carAnd while they may not be everyone’s cup of tea, or coldie for that matter, there are buyers looking for more than just a city unit within easy reach of avo on toast and a soy latte.“200 klm to the nearest doctor, hospital, shopping centre. How can they compare it to city prices? There is a reason there is not a lot of people living there — work factor would be one,” one commenter wrote. MORE NEWS: Massive million-acre estate for sale Crocodile Dundee in the That’s A Knife SceneThe Courier Mail recently revealed some of the cheapest blocks of land currently on the market in Queensland, with some costing less per square metre than a frothie at the local.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoThere was a patch of dirt for $4.94 a square metre located near the Queensland and NT border.The “dirt cheap dirt” vacant block is on the market for $2.08 a square metre — less than a 2L bottle of milk. A cheap block at CamoowealThe fully fenced rural block of land has town water available and “power close by” but is only suitable for horses or recreation, hence the price. Another 2924sq m block of land at Camooweal is listed for $10,000, or $4.94 a square metre.That same block of land at Ipswich would cost more than $1 million.Bronwyn Finch of Jays Real Estate Mount Isa, who is marketing the Camooweal vacant block, said the response had been “that’s gold”. Surf shack could be yours for just $15,000!
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Reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo knew it was vital for San Miguel to establish itself as early as possible against Ginebra in Game 4 of its semifinal series against Ginebra in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ So when the Beermen were caught in an early slump in the first quarter, he had to take action.Ginebra took an early 12-7 lead in the first quarter and that five-point margin awakened the monster inside Fajardo.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFajardo scored 10 first quarter points, all of which happened in San Miguel’s 25-10 run to close out the first, a scoring sprint that eventually became the foundation for the Beermen’s 102-81 victory.“We needed to win this game, so we really went at Ginebra as hard as we can,” said Fajardo in Filipino Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena. “It would be hard for us if Ginebra ties the series because their confidence will just get higher.” View comments “Good thing we had a good start, because if we had a slow start we could’ve had a long night.”San Miguel then kept the pressure in the third period with Von Pessumal’s triple capping off the Beermen’s 26-12 run that put the Beermen up 84-55 with 1:49 left in the period.Fajardo, who was averaging 23.43 points and 13.29 rebounds, finished with a modest 14-point, 13-rebound line as he allowed his teammates to do the scoring for the Beermen.Fajardo said he doesn’t care if he had a low-scoring game and would instead give importance to helping his teammates get off their shots.“I really don’t mind if I don’t score that much, I would rather have my team score in balanced way because my teammates will have the confidence,” said Fajardo, who saw four of his teammates score in double figures.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Marcio Lassiter torched Ginebra for 23 points while Alex Cabagnot had 19 points.Arwind Santos also finished with a double-double for San Miguel with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Matt Ganuelas-Rosser and Chris Ross added 12 and 11 points, respectively.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims LATEST STORIES Federer, Venus Williams roll into semifinals at Indian Wells In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery read more