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The Benson Hotel Cairns

The commercial property on the corner of Grafton and Spence Street, formally known for the Rydges Plaza Hotel, was purchased by Think Hotel Pty Ltd, in early 2021. Soon after, The Benson Hotel, a tenant of Think Commercial, began its two-part project of revamping the building. Part one, which was completed 1 July 2021, includes…Read More→

Oaks Hotel – Cairns Esplanade

Built in 1968, purchased in 2013 by Esplanade Central Pty Ltd, and re-developed in 2019, the site has introduced a great addition to the Cairns Esplanade strip and Cairns commercial property market. One of Cairns’ newest Hotel’s, Oaks Cairns Hotel, opened on 15 September 2020 on the prime corner location. Three levels were added to…Read More→

Torquay development

74 Bideford Street, located in Hervey Bay has re-opened as a premium commercial hub with high foot traffic and great business opportunities with flexible leases and has been trading with great success. Stage 1 of the centre was refurbished and extended in mid-2020. The centre maintained the same tenants throughout this development, Nightowl Convenience and…Read More→

Regus Townsville

What a year 2021 has been for Regus Townsville Northtown. From opening in mid-June this year to welcoming new clients and start-up businesses to hosting various events and collaborating with local business professionals. Regus has grown and fostered connections with the local community and has received so much wonderful support from the people in Townsville….Read More→

Northtown on the Mall History

In Northtown’s place once stood the Town Hall and market Reserve Buildings, then housing the council chambers on the first floor and retail on the ground level, as well as The Theatre Royal, and the Market Reserve Hotel (later Central Hotel). The site claims the famed first raising of the Australian Flag in the nation…Read More→

Kangaroo Point “Old Parliament House” History

“Owls are generally solitary, but when seen together the group is called a ‘PARLIAMENT’ as they have long been considered to be of a wise disposition” 1878 Bricks used as Ballast from ships carrying boilers for the Story Bridge Hotel in Kangaroo point, were then used to construct the building. Originally operated as a butcher…Read More→

336 Flinders Street, Townsville History

The Commercial Banking Co. (CBC) of Sydney opened a branch in Townsville in 1890. In terms of the major colonial banks, the CBC was a latecomer to Townsville, initially renting the premises before purchasing a commercial property in Flinders Street East in 1896. In response to the westward movement of the central business district, the…Read More→