Power couple pick salt

FORMER sporting superstars turned high-flying property developers Lisa Curry Kenny and Grant Kenny may soon call the Tweed home.

The celebrity couple's company is behind plans approved by Tweed Shire Council last week for two multi-million-dollar homes on the beachfront at Salt.

Their building application for the two homes, costing an estimated two million dollars each not counting the value of the prime beachfront blocks, coincides with talk that the couple plan to live on the Tweed - renting out one home and living in the other.

Currently the couple run a business based in Maroochydore - Curry Kenny Group Pty Ltd which involves aviation and property development and has an annual turnover in the tens of millions.

According to recent reports the company runs 72 aircraft and is involved in everything from flight training to tourism and supplying mining contractors.

Their property development group, despite the economic downturn, is reported to still be “in serious growth mode”.

Neither Lisa Curry nor Grant Kenny could be contacted, but in recent media reports Lisa revealed that after heart surgery in March doctors had ordered her to slow down.

Lisa, who has three children with Grant - daughters Jaimi-Lee, 21, and Morgan, 17, plus their son, Jett, 13 - had surgery to correct an irregular heartbeat.

The three-time Olympian and winner of seven Commonwealth Games gold medals had a special type of defibrillator implanted to correct an erratic heart rhythm.

She is the author of a series of fitness books, has a business giving motivational talks at national and international company conferences, and until last year had been chairperson of the National Australia Day Council for eight years.

Grant Kenny, former ironman and Olympic athlete, heads up the family corporation taking special interest in its aviation arm which includes a helicopter flight-training company at Caloundra, a tourist-flight company based at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast and aviation services in mining areas of Western Australia .

The two-storey homes approved by the Tweed Shire Council at 19 and 29 Cylinders Drive at Salt would have basement car parks and in-ground swimming pools that would take up most of the beachfront blocks.

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