The CTO of COLETEK (Luke Cole) originally worked for Hemisphere GPS as a "Robotics Engineer" implementing auto-guidance solutions for agriculture tractors and quadbikes. Luke Cole also worked at Location Aware Technologies (433) developing indoor tracking devices. And also worked for leading research institutes such as NICTA, CSIRO and ANU Robotics System Lab (lead by Alex Zelinsky).
Lance Cole has also worked at NICTA and has a background of various hardware development, such as working for a contract company to the US millary (EOS), building the Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station (CROWS).
Located on the bayside of Manly and Manly West, Lota is approximately 30 minutes from the Brisbane CBD (coming in via Wynnum or Manly Roads) by car and only 5 to 10 minutes from the centre of Wynnum.
Lota is a family-oriented suburb with plenty of parklands and picnic spots for residents wanting to make the most of the outdoor lifestyle. The area has leaped ahead in the past year as buyers spill over from its expensive neighbours.
The Melalueca Environmental Park, golf courses and driving ranges and parklands running along the esplanade in Wynnum and Manly, supplement Lotaâ€™s local recreational parks.
Lota is a mix of commercial and residential zoning; housing in the area is made up mostly of single unit dwellings. Lota has become popular with young families looking to live close to Moreton Bay but somewhere more affordable than Wynnum and/or Manly.
For buyers looking for something with a bit more space, some small farms dot the Lota landscape.
A spread out suburb, Lotaâ€™s public transport is difficult and most residents use a car to get around. Commuters to the City have access to the Lota rail station running regular trains to the CBD. Access to both the Sunshine and Gold Coasts are easy however, due to the proximity of the Gateway Motorway to the suburb.
Educational and retail needs are serviced by Manly, Wynnum and Manly West. The closest hospital is the Wynnum Hospital on Whites Road.