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Prestige Property: 2 Frying Pan Track, Noosa North Shore, QLD

A stunning, sprawling manse where the river meets the sea.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Apr 16, 2021 2:16pmGrey Clock 2 min

Set in the idylls of Noosa North Shore comes this heavenly designer residence known as Eden.

It wears the name well with the 1049sqm, 4-bedroom, 3-bedroom, 7-car garaging home set on 1.61 hectares amongst the trees and botanical-like native gardens on one of the largest waterfront reserve parcels on the Noosa North Shore.

The façade boasts modernist, geometric lines, combined with a palette of strategically placed hanging gardens, natural stone, timber, glass – with the water’s edge merely an extension of the front garden.

From the portico and atrium entrance, generosity is the word that comes to mind. Inside, elevated finishes of marble flooring decorate while light pours through the home via walls of glass offering panoramic water and garden views.

Inside, the major living spaces seamlessly open out on three sides to terraces, sun decks, a gazebo and a pool with Balinese volcanic rock tiles.

The ideal entertainer, the kitchen sees an oversized butler’s pantry with a marble-topped island breakfast bar and Miele dishwasher and ovens, a double-height wine fridge, and banks of storage.

The home is split into what can be best described as suites. The ground floor sees a guest suite with sitting room, ensuite and walk-in-robe. Elsewhere, upstairs has a 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom master retreat complete with its own living area – again, complete with water views.

Separate is the north wing. Here one finds the king master suite with wide views of the Noosa River mouth and Noosa Heads. The suite is complete with its own private balcony, freestanding bathtub (part of the open bathroom) walk-in robe, dressing room and dedicated office area.

Only 5-minutes by boat across the river to Noosaville’s Gympie Terrace, and a little further on is vibrant Noosa Heads and its restaurants and shopping.

The listing is with Tom Offermann Real Estate’s Nic Hunter (+61 421 785 512). Price guide: $7 million; offermann.com.au



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More than 10,000 companies are expected to have entered external administration by the end of the 2024 financial year, a level not seen for more than a decade. Data just released by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC) shows 1,245 companies became insolvent in May, the highest monthly number this financial year. At present, a total of 9,988 businesses have gone bust in FY24 with data from June yet to be finalised.

Deloitte Access Economics Partner David Rumbens said the surge in business insolvencies this year was a “clear sign of economic distress”.

He commented: “[ASIC] predicts that by the end of the financial year, the number of companies entering external administration will likely exceed 10,000 – a level not seen since 2012-13, in the aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis (GFC).”

Mr Rumbens said the elements contributing to this year’s surge in insolvencies include high inflation and interest rates, weak consumer spending, and the commencement of more proactive tax debt collection activities by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

“One of the key factors contributing to this surge in insolvencies is the [ATO] pursuing debts that were previously put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.

Mr Rumbens cited ATO figures showing collectable debt rose 89 percent in the four years to June 2023. This has particularly impacted small businesses, which account for approximately 65 percent of the total debt owed at about $33 billion. “But more strictly enforced debt collection is coming at a time of tough economic conditions. High interest rates and cost-of-living pressures have weakened consumer spending, particularly in more discretionary components of spending.”

The construction sector has seen the highest number of insolvencies by far in FY24, mirroring the trend of FY23. Of the 9,988 insolvencies to date, 2,711 of them are in the building sector, which faces several challenges. These include a substantial lift in the cost of construction materials that is well above inflation and has made many fixed-price contracts signed within the past few years unprofitable. There is also a significant labour shortage that is delaying new home completions and new project starts, and also adding higher costs to projects.

“The construction sector has been hit particularly hard, with construction firms leading industry insolvencies in every quarter since mid-2021,” Mr Rumbens said. “They have accounted for approximately 25 percent of all insolvencies during this period. The residential construction sector is already facing a backlog of projects to complete as a result of skills and material shortages in recent years, and increased insolvencies in the sector may only exacerbate the problem of housing shortages.”

The ASIC data shows the next biggest industry affected is ‘other services’, which includes a broad range of personal care services such as hair, beauty, dietary, and death care services. The sector has seen 939 insolvencies in FY24. Retail trade is next with 687 insolvencies, followed by professional, scientific and technical services with 585 insolvencies.

“The food & accommodation sector has also experienced a wave of insolvencies. High input costs, worker shortages, and weak consumer sentiment have put pressure on businesses. Specifically, in March, cafés, restaurants, and takeaway businesses accounted for 5.5 percent of total business insolvencies, the highest proportion in the last three years.”

Mr Rumbens pointed out that while the number of insolvencies was high, it represents a lower share of the business sector at 0.33 percent than it did in FY13 when it was 0.53 percent. “This reflects the increase of registered companies in Australia, which has risen from just over two million to 3.3 million since 2012-13. Even so, the continued lift in insolvencies since 2021 highlights the difficult conditions many businesses face at present.”

 

 

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