Welcome to BRS’ Summer 2018/19 newsletter!
Where have all the residential property investors gone? With the increased difficulty for property investors to obtain a loan from their financial institutions, particularly interest-only loans, the residential property sector has been showing signs of slowing over the past 6 months or so. It’s no easy task for owner occupiers to secure funding either, unless you have a 20% deposit handy!
We are in a fortunate position to continue to provide a steady stream of services to our clients operating in the residential property development sector. In this newsletter, we feature three projects which we are proud to be involved in, namely the Muswellbrook subdivision project for The Bathla Group, The Banks project in Rockdale for Deicorp, and Saratoga Rise, located in the northwest growth sector of Sydney for Lifen.
Although residential may slow, we have experienced an upturn in other sectors such as industrial/commercial/retail development projects, health and education projects, and in local government infrastructure works. The fourth featured project we are proud to highlight is the Empire Bay Medical Centre where we are providing nearly our full suite of services for the successful delivery of the project.
BRS is happy to announce Robert Day as our Traffic and Transport Manager. Rob’s background in private consultancy, local government, RMS, and Transport for NSW has significantly strengthened BRS’ ability to provide traffic engineering and transport planning services, including; traffic and parking impact assessments, transport precinct plans, road safety auditing, transport planning, town centre parking studies, and construction traffic management plans.
In this newsletter, we’d also like to introduce you to Sarah Hartley (Senior Town Planner) who brings with her a wealth of planning experience in private consulting and local government. We are also fortunate to have Grace Johns (Survey Assistant) who is completing her Diploma of Surveying, and Daniel Vella (Graduate Civil Engineer) who has recently graduated with a Degree in Civil Engineering.
BRS continues to support a number of charities and not for profit organisations. We are currently getting behind the Evolution Charity Cup to raise money for the Mark Hughes Foundation to help support brain cancer patients and their families. BRS have two of their own surfers, and two former BRS teammates representing BRS’ “surf team”. Where possible please support this worthy cause, details on how to donate are outlined below.
We hope you enjoy our newsletter.