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).
Bordered by Chandler, Burbank, Mansfield and Rochedale, Mackenzie is approximately 20km from the Brisbane CBD and is characterised by its open spaces and acreage properties.
Predominantly undeveloped land, what has been developed is mostly single detached dwellings (houses), accommodating young and established families.
The vacant land remaining has been zoned residential, eliminating any large commercial developments. Gainsborough Park Estate is the next staged development for the area and prices vary largely depending on the size of acreage.
Mackenzie’s wide open spaces feature family friendly facilities such as picnic and barbeque spots, walk ways and bike paths. It is also close to Mt Petrie Primary School, Mansfield High and Griffith University (approximately 10 min drive).
Although Mackenzie has no train line, bus transport is available and residents have excellent access to the Gateway Motorway.
Amenities such as shops and hospitals can be found approximately 10 minutes away at Wishart and Mt Gravatt. Garden City Shopping Centre also offers residents entertainment in the form of cinemas, restaurants and games outlets.