The Sanctuary in Fig Tree Pocket is a prestigious new residential community with only 23 homesites on offer. Photo: SuppliedA new residential community at Fig Tree Pocket, The Sanctuary, is gaining interest in one of Brisbane’s blue-chip riverside suburbs.With only 23 homesites, the development is located 10km west of Brisbane’s CBD.Colliers International residential director Clinton Trezise said: “Fig Tree Pocket is one of Queensland’s most highly sought-after suburbs, with online property searches more than twice that of the state average.“We have had plenty of interest since launching the development in early March, receiving over 100 inquiries in the first week. Most from families in the immediate area and some from the surrounding suburbs.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago“Fig Tree Pocket has long been a desirable suburb for buyers due to its riverside location close to the Brisbane CBD, along with its abundance of open space and recreational amenity.’’He said homesites range from 450sq m to 780sq m and are available from $475,000.“The homesites offer wide frontages and generous depths to allow for a range of home designs,” Mr Trezise said.LH Property Partners director Rob Laffey said one of the features that sets the boutique estate apart from others was the established dense green surrounds that created an unexpected private sanctuary.“Those leafy surrounds will be enhanced by the high level of planned landscaping, streetscapes and rehabilitation for this new community. A lot of work has gone into the preparation and engineering of the site to deliver near level homesites, saving purchasers thousands of dollars in potential construction costs for their new home,” Mr Laffey said.House and land deals start at $775,000.
After beating Maryland 2–1 and Marquette 1–0, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team (5–4–1, 2–1 Big Ten) faced a grueling road test against No. 5 and previously undefeated Michigan State (8–1–2, 2–1 Big Ten). The Badgers stunned the Spartans in overtime through a 96th-minute golden goal from sophomore Alex Alfaro, handing them their first loss of the season.“Huge win against an extremely talented Michigan State team,” Badger Head Coach John Trask said in a conversation with UW Athletics post-match. “They are very well coached. It was a battle.”The first half saw the Badgers struggle to get anything going, managing only one shot. On the other side, the Spartans managed to get off five shots in the half, including two quality chances from their leading goal scorers Ryan Sierakowski and DeJuan Jones. However, they were denied by goalie Dean Cowdroy, who ended the match with five saves and his fifth shutout of the season.Men’s soccer: Badgers grind out road win over Marquette, look toward Michigan StateThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer (4–4–1, 1–1 Big Ten) claimed their second consecutive road win with a 1–0 victory Read…The second half saw the Badgers manage three more shots compared to two by the Spartans, but either side failed to break through, forcing the game into overtime after 90 minutes of play.In the 6 minute mark of overtime, the Badgers played the ball towards the penalty area of Michigan State. After several deflections and failed clearances from Michigan State, Alfaro took the ball from the edge of the box and struck it with his right foot, sailing it past Spartans goalkeeper Jimmy Hague into the left corner of the goal for his first goal of the season and the winner.Volleyball: Badgers falter in tough matchup versus No. 6 Gophers, Purdue up nextThe University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team had a tough start to their brutal road trip on Wednesday night. No. Read…“We figured we were going to have to score on that type of play,” Trask said. “Fair dues on the goal, and props to Isaac and Alex for keeping it alive. Great goal by Alfaro—what a timely goal for his first one of the season.”Up next, the Badgers will host a trio of games, including local derbies with Milwaukee (6–3–1, 2–0–1 Horizon) and Green Bay (5–4–1, 2–2–0 Horizon) on Oct. 3 and 10, respectively, with a Big Ten game against Rutgers (2–6–1, 1–3–0 Big Ten) sandwiched in between on Oct. 7. read more