Australian apartments are becoming smaller, while our houses get bigger

According to the new CommSec Home Size Trends Report, which uses data especially commissioned by CommSec from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, the average floor size of an Australian home, including both houses and apartments, was 189.8sqm the 2017 financial year, down 2.7 per cent from the previous year, and the smallest size since 1997. For the full story click here.

$40 million plantscraper will feed 5000/year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people. A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls "plantscrapers" -- office towers that contain giant indoor farms. Plantagon is constructing its first plantscraper in Linköping, Sweden. Construction of the $US40 million building began in 2012, and it's set to open by early 2020. For more information click here.

Pop up apartment a huge success!

WA Apartment Advocacy would like to thank everyone who came and visited the pop up apartment at Forrest Chase over the last four days! We have been overwhelmed with people who are keen to try the apartment lifestyle and that is super encouraging! As always events of this nature take many hands and so WAAA wishes to acknowledge Ikea, Blackburne Property Group and 3 Oceans for assisting with this 12 month experiment. More news to come so stay posted! (including some footage on Sunrise!)

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