South Australian tourists die after a fa Brisbane
Two South Australian tourists, a man and his wife, suffered an unfortunate incident when they fell from a Zipline. Both the victims 50-year old Dean and his 48-year old wife sustained severe injuries after falling from about a height of 16 metres. The man died, whereas his wife is in a critical condition.
The couple had traveled to Camelot Close at cape Tribulations, a tourist attraction on the North of Cairns in Adelaide. Two eye-witnesses informed that the zipline snapped, and the couple fell on the ground. Shannon screamed the name of her husband after they landed on the ground but received no response in return. Dean died on the scene, whereas his wife Shannon was airlifted by Rescue 510 Helicopter. She was taken to Cairns Base Hospital. She is in a stable condition though still in a serious condition and has a lot of broken bones.
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The winner of the 20th Thiess International River prize was announced in the evening on Tuesday at the international river symposium in Brisbane. The award was announced by The International River Foundation, and the winner of the prize was the James River of Virginia. The James river won a prize of 200,000 Australian Dollars.
The James River Association (JRA) is a non-profit organization supported by its members. The association serves as the guardian and voice of James River. James River was deemed as one of the most polluted rivers in the USA when JRA was founded in 1976. However, now, it is often regarded as the healthiest tributary of the Chesapeake Bay. The CEO of the International River foundation Eva Abal said that the remarkable improvement in the condition of the river as a result of an inclusive approach by JRA. They increased public awareness as well as made various public and private investments in the river.
The cyclists of the Brisbane city have found a loophole in the metro design of the town. CBD Bicycle user group co-convener Donald Campbell came to the council about the potential flaws in the design. He has repeatedly put petitions in the council with the concerns of the cyclists. Brisbane city council has planned a $944 million plan for the Metro route.
The plan for the metro route was released months ago, which raised concerns with the cyclist. The planned route could see a potential clash between the paths of cyclists and Buses at the proposed South Brisbane metro.
The council resumed the debate on Tuesday about the planned designs and the safety risks it involves for cyclists. The discussion initiated in August but was paused due to the absence of a cycle representative. The cyclists are demanding to alter the design to protect bike riders along the Melbourne street in South Brisbane.
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Fitzgerald construction will build a bridge across the Brisbane river to honor Australia's first indigenous parliamentarian. The Melbourne based company earlier build a bridge across Yarra to honor an AFL legend. The Victorian company is also known for building Jim Styne's Bridge of Melbourne. The Bridge honored the Brownlow medal winner. The company has the Seafarers bridge, which runs upstreams along with the Yarra under its name. The Star, a bridge built to the Queen's Wharf stablemate on the Goal Coast in another famous work by the company.
The Bridge across the Brisbane river will be named as the Neville Bonner Bridge and is a part of Queen's Wharf Casino Development, a project worth $3.6billion. Mr. Bonner was a federal MP from Queensland. He won the Australian of the year in 1979 and was the first Aboriginal parliamentarian of Australia.
Three men are struggling to survive after two of them were allegedly stabbed with a weapon of unknown origin, and the third was bashed with a hammer. According to the reports, emergency services reached two homes on Lytton Road in Hemmant in Brisbane's east at around 3 AM on Saturday and found four injured men. The paramedics took two fo them to Princess Alexandra Hospital as they were in critical condition. One of them suffered shoulder injuries while others suffered from abdominal injuries. The third man was taken to Royal Brisbane Women's Hospital.
The officials said that he has been hit on the head with a hammer and is fighting for his life. The fourth one is now in stable condition with abdominal injuries. The police said that they are investigating the matter.
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The number of loan defaults is increasing in the cities of Melbourne and Sydney. The main reason for the increasing number of defaults is the reluctance by the non-bank lenders to extend the credit. Some of the lenders have now decided not to go to these lending companies in the area of Sydney and Melbourne. However, the receivers and managers of these non-bank lending services are expecting increased workload as investors invariably default on their loans.
These defaults are generally due to the failure of pre-sales of the residential projects. Raylan group has been one of the biggest defaulters of the scenario. However, there are other projects also who are on the verge of a default. Allen Walker, a partner at Cor Cordis, said that she is excepting more business due to the loan defaults in the coming months.
The dams of Sydney are witnessing an alarming rate of depreciation. Sydney would need at least a metre of rain and a major flood to bring back the dam level at reasonable. Government agencies circulated the details of the State of Sydney catchments earlier this month. The State of New South Wales is preparing itself for an increased amount of stress on the State’s water supply, with a particular focus on Murray-Darling Basin.
A government document stated that it would take an approximate amount of 1000 millimetres of rain across the year to break the current situation of drought in Greater Sydney. The report further stated that it might also take over 200 millimetres of rain over one or two days. Sydney’s dams are about 48 percent full and are down by 10 billion litres over the past week. If the city’s desalination plant would not have produced 250 million litres the weekly drop of 0.4 percent would have been more.