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After being “swamped” by nominations for the position of president of its Cairns Branch, the Urban Development Institute of Australia Queensland board has appointed Far North lawyer Ranjit Singh to the position.

Twin Towers Clubs and Resorts will defend a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Spencer in chambers in Brisbane (Fawkner).

Living Valley Health Retreat will defend a s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) before Fair Work Deputy President Lake in his Brisbane chambers (Hartingan).

Kangaroo Point Central Hotel and Apartments Pty Ltd has a brace of s.372 (Application to deal with other contravention disputes) with which it must deal before Deputy President Lake in his Queensland chambers (Stabile/Henderson).

Developers Frasers Property Australia and the Japan’s Sekisui House are looking to divest the final retail component of the $2 billion Central Park project in Sydney. Three sites, the Central Park Mall, DUO Retail and Park Lane Retail, will be offered as one line, valued at about $170 million. Colliers International head of retail investment services Lachlan MacGillivray has been appointed to sell the site and says demand for well-let, high-foot-traffic retail assets is strong among local and international investors. Built in stages and opened in 2013, Central Park’s joint venture partners have transformed the former Carlton and United brewery site into a mixed-use precinct with retail, commercial, hotel, education, student accommodation and residential uses integrated with an entertainment and lifestyle offer. Mick Caddey, development director for Frasers Property Australia, said the retail assets served a large and growing catchment from a prominent and easily accessible location, with more than 115,000 students within walking distance of the centre. “Neighbouring Central Station is less than a 500-metre walk and is Australia’s largest and most frequented railway station. Central Station is currently undergoing a $955 million upgrade , with an estimated 270,000 commuters passing through the station daily,” Mr Caddey said.

Two directors have joined Crystalbrook Collection as it ramps up plans for expansion in Australia. Murray Gordon has been appointed as development director and Raphael Antonini has come on board as hotel investments director. Both will report to chief executive Mark Davie.

Sydney Trains has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to defend in front of Fair Work Deputy President Bull in Conference Room 11DE – Level 11 in Sydney (Delindi).

A convicted fraudster who stole $27 million from Flinders University using two passwords and an EFTPOS machine is now an informal financial advisor to an RSL club. Largs Bay RSL will next week hold a special general meeting to deal with internal disquiet caused by the involvement of Christopher Wayne Fuss in its affairs. Club president Peter Cates stood by Fuss, saying there was neither cause for concern nor anything to hide. “This guy has done his time, he has paid his penance, he’s back in the industry, he’s advising our treasurer, he doesn’t touch our funds, he has no access to them at all,” Mr Cates said. “If he had access to our funds, petty cash and actual day-to-day takings, or had the ability to make transfers without me co-signing, maybe I would be worried. “But he has no access to it. He just shows our treasurer how to use the internal workings of our new cash flow management system.” Fuss, 54, was jailed in 2011 for at least 5½ years for defrauding $27.4 million from Flinders while working as its cashier.