The family synonymous with butchers in Queensland has listed one of its prestigious farming assets

first_imgThe cattle can be included in the dealIt includes the original four-bedroom homestead which has been renovated and has wide verandasThere are also managers quarters on the property and an entertainment area named “The Bull Bar’’.The family is offering to sell the existing Angus and Brangus cows and calves with the property. Big Bluff at Grevillia.ANYONE who loves their steak in southeast Queensland knows the name Purcell.Jack Purcell opened his first butcher shop in 1943 and the business soon spread. While he sold off many of the stores when he retired, his son bought the store at Northgate and continued the multi-generational business in the family name.While it’s not a butcher shop on offer this time, Paul has now listed his amazing cattle property just next to the Border Ranges for sale through Peter Douglas of Ray White Rural Queensland.The property, known as Big Bluff, is listed for offers of $1.9 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Paul and his father used the property as their paddock to plate enterprise and it continues today under the third generation of the family of Adam Purcell.The property can accommodate 80 cows and calves.last_img read more

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Reg 8 RDC trying to create level playing field for contractors – Chairman

first_img…after accusation of favouritism surfacesThe Regional Democratic Council of Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) having been accused of being a political entity controlled by the Coalition Government and of giving contracts to only APNU/AFC supporters, Region 8 Chairman Bonaventure Fredericks told this publication that the regional administration is working to establish a tender board process in an effort to be fair to contractors and thus create a level playing field for all parties.Region Eight ChairmanBonaventure FredericksA section of the community of Madhia, Region 8In a recent interview with Guyana Times, Fredericks related that some residents in the region believe that, because they are supporters of the coalition Government, they should be the only ones benefiting from regional contracts.“What we find is that some residents are saying okay, that PPP was in power one time, and now the coalition is in power, so this is our time. So they are looking at it as (that) they should be getting (all the contracts) because they supported the Coalition. We tried to work it out in a way that both sides will benefit,” he said.According to Fredericks, the new initiative will see a level playing field being created regardless of party support.“Also, what we have to look at is that some of those residents also do not meet the approval of council for contracts, so they decided to go alleging things that they cannot even prove,” he noted.The Regional Chairman also said that for some of the contracts that are being awarded, some contractors’ documents are not up-to-date, and as such, they cannot be approved by the council.“What we have to deal with too is that some of these very persons’ documentations are short of business registration and other important things; so, even though they bid, they cannot be approved because their applications are incomplete, and that is a problem which leads to their bids being rejected,” he explained.Fredericks is, however, optimistic that the new process being undertaken would help to streamline those concerns by residents in regard to the awarding of contracts.Meanwhile, some residents had also accused the regional administration of stifling People’s Progressive Party- owned businesses in the region, thus creating hardships for those business operators. In response to these claims, Chairman Fredericks said he is unaware of any such occurrence, but noted that business has declined in the region overall.“There is not much employment and income coming through in any form. Even bus drivers crying out because business is not like before. So, to boycott any one area or business, I don’t see it like that, because people shop wherever they want to. I don’t really buy this claim too much, because it is not much evident,” he said.The RDC has been accused of awarding contracts only to APNU members and supporters. This has led to the creation of much tension and confrontation in the region. Councillors and residents have, on several occasions, expressed dissatisfaction with the Council’s mechanism in awarding contracts, and have complained bitterly of discrimination against non-APNU supporters.last_img read more

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