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The vacant block of land at 49 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, has sold for more than $4 million.A BARE block of land will go down in history as one of the most expensive on Mermaid Beach’s Millionaires’ Row after changing hands for more than $4 million.A local buyer already living in the suburb snapped up the slim 405sq m block at 49 Hedges Ave, which was one of the few remaining vacant sites on the strip.Marketing agent Tony Velissariou of Tony V said the buyers had plans to build on the site.“They’re planning to build their family home there,” he said.“I believe that Hedges Ave is becoming quite strong in the market place now and holding it’s own. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:58Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:58 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 A local family snapped up the block.“As more people buy into it, they’re building their family homes — the street is slowly becoming tightly held again.”The block hit the market earlier this year with a $4.5 million price tag and was listed through Mr Velissariou and Harcourts Coastal agent Tolemy Stevens.“It’s the ideal opportunity for someone to build their dream home on the beachfront of Mermaid Beach, regarded by many as Australia’s No. 1 beachfront destination,” Mr Stevens told the Bulletin at the time.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa11 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoThe block has been on and off the market over the past few years. MORE NEWS: Age no barrier for woman who built her waterfront home MORE NEWS: Australia’s sexiest pool hits market The double block has a lot of history, dating back to when it was originally home to the “Elephant House”, which was knocked down by property investor John Pilkington in 2012 after he bought it for $9.5 million from former AFL footballer Rod Galt.Milk magnate Ken Lacey, entertainment entrepreneur Michael Edgley, singer Diana Ross and Gold Coast bookie Terry Page also have links to the property. The block and its vacant neighbour have a lot of history.Veteran property developer John Potter bought it and its neighbour at No. 47 as a pair in 2016.He splashed $7.7 million on the double block and had plans to build a multi-level apartment building.However, in 2017 he changed his plans and decided to sell the blocks separately.The property next door sold for $4.6 million in late 2017 to Highgrove Bathrooms founder Lindsay Sinclair, who had plans for a tri-level mansion, but it remains vacant.After selling his home at number 9-11 Hedges Ave to Clive Palmer for $12 million last year, Mr Potter decided to keep the block at No. 49, but then reneged on his plans after snapping up an old shack on the street.
– Advertisement -According to Bernier, Alberta is also looking at switching to permanent DST. Given the proximity and business that is done with Alberta, Bernier has a sense that most residents would choose to go with Alberta’s time then being synced with B.C.’s time. Bernier says, in order to decide what time zone the Region wants to be in, a public referendum would have to be held but it would have to wait until Alberta makes a decision on its time zone. One person, in particular, raising that question is Peace River South MLA, Mike Bernier. Since the Peace Region will be on the same time once the rest of the Province permanently springs ahead, Bernier wonders if residents of the Peace Region will want to join the Pacific Time or go with Alberta’s time. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the Province of British Columbia looking to set the time zone to permanent Daylight Saving Time, it raises the question as to what some areas, such as the Peace Region on Mountain Standard Time, will do once the change is enacted. Even if Alberta chooses to make the switch, there would still be an hour difference between the provinces.Advertisement