TAFE cuts prompt rush for study in Bunbury

State Government cuts to TAFE fees have boosted enrolment numbers in areas such as aged care, disability and early childhood education, according to South Regional TAFE’s Bunbury campus. From January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2021, the course fee rate per hour for several priority qualifications will be reduced by …

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Aust shares fall as profit results pour in

The Australian sharemarket has finished marginally lower for a second day as investors digest local profit results in the absence of strong offshore leads. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index closed Tuesday down 11.4 points, or 0.16 per cent, at 7,113.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index dropped 12.9 points, or 0.18 …

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Grounded by penthouse luxury | The West Australian

For Derek Park and his wife, building their dream home was a matter of necessity. With the couple’s family home of 35 years no longer a practical option due to health complications, they decided to go against the norm and build, as retirees. “Everyone says, ‘what? Building a new home …

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Colour and flexibility staples in 2020

There was a time you couldn’t look through a design blog or magazine without being inundated with glossy images of steely coloured furniture and grey-toned walls. Here’s a look at some of the once-popular styles new buyers are leaving in the dust. What’s out in 2020 COLOUR Not too long …

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Dale Alcock introduces two-storey designs

Dale Alcock Homes has added a range of two-storey designs to its new home portfolio, with the aim of giving homebuyers more choice. ABN Group Managing Director and Dale Alcock Homes Founder Dale Alcock said the collection of two-storey designs was a natural evolution for the homebuilder. “Many people automatically …

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Keystart supports first home buyers across the state

The Federal Government First Home Loan Deposit Scheme is well underway, with reports indicating more than 5500 Australians have applied to the scheme, which is capped at 10,000 applications annually. The scheme, which began on January 1, is good news for anyone looking to build their first home. A large …

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Secure your dream home this summer

With buying a home the most expensive purchase many of us will make in our lives, it makes sense prospective first homebuyers are often under the impression they can’t afford it. Aiming to make the dream more attainable, property developer Cedar Woods is running its Summer Lovin’ promotion. The campaign …

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Classic charm lives on | The West Australian

With its colour palette inspired by the greenery of its surroundings, the Lilydale display by New Generation Homes boasts a functional layout which blends old and new. This low-maintenance home sits on a 12.5m-wide block and exudes a welcoming presence across its open-plan layout. New Generation Homes Design Manager Peter …

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The right roof over your head

It might not be the first thing on your mind when building a home, but a properly considered roof design can save you money and contribute to the look and feel of your abode. This was the opinion of Novus Homes Managing Director Lino Antonelli, who said simplicity was often …

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Your corner of the world

When considered carefully and executed well, the builds on corner blocks can bring a range of benefits. Along with the option to subdivide in the future, as well as providing better cross ventilation, corner blocks allow for greater surveillance and better access, InVogue Homes Design Manager Brad McDonald told New …

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