The Smith Family (L to R:) Charlize, Kirsty, Levi and Corey are pleased to have bought into Brentwood Forest estate where Charlize is enjoying the new school at Bellbird Park.A NEW school is making waves in the western corridor, driving more families to the area and fuelling property demand. Bellbird Park State Secondary College opened this year, with developers reporting a subsequent boom in land sales.Set in the heart of AVID Property Group’s Brentwood Forest estate, the colleges services the Greater Springfield and Ipswich region.Carpenter Corey Smith said location was a major deciding factor when choosingBrentwood Forest.“Our little girl started Year 7 at the new school. She is really happy — she loves it so far,” Mr Smith said.“We are only two streets away from the new school and have access to everything we need, which is ideal for my family.“We’re in a great spot, on a hill and the community at Brentwood is really homely. The convenience of being so close to the school will make our lives so much easier.” Brentwood Forest estate.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAVID general manager Bruce Harper said the estate was a major drawcard for families looking to buy in the catchment area of Queensland’s newest high school.“Facilities like this school and the new childcare centre proposed for the area are really drawingyoung families to Brentwood Forest,” Mr Harper said.“The secondary college is a welcome addition to the community, providing young families in theBellbird Park area with the opportunity of a great education for their kids, close to home.”The College’s principal Michael West said the school would provide students with a range of first class facilities.“We have three hospitality kitchens, a robotics studio, an art and music precinct, and designtechnology workshops where students will be able to create projects with the aid of lasers,” Mr Westsaid.“Our college is fully wireless, which allows digital technologies to be integrated into all classes and all subjects.”Land prices in Brentwood Forest start at $172,000 with block sizes ranging from 250sq m to 563sq m.The estate is 30km from the Brisbane CBD, with plenty of open space, playgrounds and quiet streets.
It raises doubt on fairness, equity and sincerity of purpose in the entire bidding exercise given the fact that one zone alone, out of the six geo-political zones in the country, was alloted three cities namely Benin, Uyo and Asaba while the South West was given two slots (venues) in Lagos alone.Agreed that some parts of the country may not be favourably disposed towards female participation in sports, the South East is certainly a home for women football.That such a zone was not considered by the NFF and the Bid Committee is unacceptable. That the South East which has been the nation’s feeding/recruitment ground for female footballers in the country since the commencement of the women game was suspiciously omitted in the provisional choice of cities to host the proposed FIFA Women World Cup is unfair and unjustifiable.The South East, over the years, has produced more than 70% of national team players in all tiers of the female national football teams. Same goes with clubs in the women domestic league in the country. It therefore becomes very surprising if not shocking to observe that the zone with five states and world class football stadia and solid sporting facilities was exempted in the provision of cities for the global sporting fiesta.Moreover, the South Eastern governors have shown immense commitment towards sporting excellence in the country. These are factors that should have been considered while this decision of national importance is being contemplated.Recently, Imo State governor, Emeka Ihedioha voted millions of naira for the rehabilitation of the Dan Anyiam Stadium to prove his commitment towards taking sports to the next level in the state in particular and the nation at large. Ihedioha made it clear during his campaigns before his election into office that sports will be giving a paramount place in his administration to engage our youths gainfully and take them off the streets. This will further act as catalysts to curbing crime. With less than 100 days in office, the former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives has lived upto his pledges, promises and campaign vows. He is fast turning Imo State into the sporting centre of the entire South East.“It is expected that these should have been considered by the bid team constituted by the NFF while coming up with its decision or choice of host cities for the proposed sporting event.“On these premises, one can only call on the NFF and its bid team/committee to do a rethink, beat a fast retreat and make a bold u-turn in this unfair decision to exempt the South East from this “developmental project”. You don’t deny the hen that lays the golden egg her honour of feeding, even if you decide not to give her more food than others!”concludes Ndubuoke.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Former board member of the nation’s soccer governing body, NFF, Chief Fan Ndubuoke has faulted the NFF on the choice of cities chosen to host next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, should Nigeria get the nod of the world soccer governing body.Ndubuoke in a statement yesterday, noted that the NFF erred by ignoringcities in the South East zone, even as he called for a rethink.The statement by Ndubuoke: “The decision of the nation’s football governing body, NFF to ignore and exempt the South East among the cities selected across the geo-political zones in the country considered to host the proposed FIFA U -20 Women World Cup next year is to say the least most unfortunate, unacceptable, very questionable and above all, insensitive.