Research demonstrates support for Scarborough development

Independent research conducted with 890 respondents at the Scarborough foreshore over the past weekend has demonstrated an overwhelming 63% support for the proposed 3 Oceans development on the corner of West Coast Hwy and Scarborough Beach Rd. The sample, which included local residents, day trippers as well as overseas and interstate visitors were randomly selected over the two day period to be interviewed about the proposal. Dyno Zhang, Managing Director of 3 Oceans stated that once the research was broken down according to local residents, Stirling residents and the remainder of Perth, the data still showed overwhelming support. “56% of Scarborough residents supported our proposal compared

Residents call for strata managers to be licenced

Survey results released today by the WA Apartment Advocacy, of 223 apartment owners, shows that 97% would like to see strata managers licenced and audited. A further 53% would also like to change their strata managers, with owners rating their strata managers poorly in the areas of liaison and mediation. Samantha Reece Director of WAAA stated that most strata managers rated positively in the areas of admin support and finances, such as preparing budgets and issuing minutes, but there was a definite need to improve communications. “In this day and age it is important for strata managers to be more proactive with communications and utilise new technologies,” Ms Reece said. “I have seen some st

A Word on Apartment Living - from our current family trialing Oracle apartments

This is great article that Amanda Shipton wrote about their current experience in the Oracle apartments. "Our family of four are half way through our month long 2-bedroom inner city apartment trial thanks to WAAA and Blackburne. Must be time for some interim reporting. Stating the obvious would be to rabbit on about all our extra spare time from not looking after the pool, yard and twice the floor area of home. Its easy to be positive about time savings. Below are perhaps some of the less obvious, but pleasant surprises of our last few weeks: Height and space - Height is good. Being on the 14th floor has some distinct advantages, and has really enhanced our apartment experience. Together wit

Apartment living could be the future for Melbourne families

Property experts have called for height restrictions to be relaxed around what will become "mini CBD's" in Melbourne's middle-ring suburbs over the coming decades. Following the European model of raising children in apartments, the Property Industry Council wants height restrictions relaxed in other suburban areas so that more people can live close to where they work; they argue it will allow greater density “where the jobs are”. “We need to really focus on the activity centres and the transport modes. We need to look at the height restrictions that are there that potentially make those more amenable to higher density,” Michael Zorbas from the Property Council of Australia said. Michelle Col

Debbie rates apartment living 10/10

When Debbie and Karl first moved in to the Oracle apartments for their month trial in March - they were somewhat hesitant. The couple who had come from a large block - were excited about the trial - but unsure of the final verdict. "The first couple of nights were difficult because we are both light sleepers," Karl admitted. But after some time - the couple didn't hear the noises, and instead acquired a passion for people watching. "My colleagues at work said they were going to buy me a telescope!" Debbie said. Overall Debbie has refound her passion for reading and also enjoyed spending the extra time with her husband. "All my concerns were unfounded - I would give apartment living a 10/10

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