Nimby groups creating negative standstill

Once again we are seeing NIMBY groups, and typically in affluent areas, stopping the State Government from achieving their infill targets. Last week Nedlands Council, despite three months of workshopping with their staff, chose to go against the officer’s recommendation and refused to rezone a precinct in Hollywood and Dalkeith. Nursing a town planning scheme that is 35 years old the Council chose to flaunt the fact that they are a safe Liberal seat declaring that the “State Government would have to force the Council if they wanted infill.” Meanwhile in Melville the Swan Foreshore Protection Agency has indicated they are seeking to hire Squire Patton Boggs to take legal action because of den

WAAA Director becomes an apartment owner

Endorsing her own advice that now is the time to buy, WA Apartment Advocacy Director Samantha Reece confirmed last week that she has settled on a two bedroom apartment at Port Coogee. With uninterrupted views across the marina and Port Coogee beach, Samantha stated that it was her recent trip to Manly in NSW that solidified the purchase. “We were staying in a 1970’s apartment across from the beach and despite its age it would still have sold upward of $1.2 million,” Ms Reece said. “I knew that if we waited for our retirement in another 15 years we would be unlikely to afford a beach front apartment – especially one with views that would not be built out.” The apartment has an internal floor

Families continue to enjoy apartments

Families with children now comprise a quarter of Australia's total apartment population, with the number increasing by 56 per cent between 2011 and 2016, Australian Bureau of Statistic data from the 2016 census reveals. Here is a story of a family who form part of that 25%.

Young couple embrace inner city over the burbs

When young professional couple Tahnee and Connor moved from their parents home in Kingsley to Oracle apartments they had some concerns about inner city living. With Tahnee’s brother living in a CBD apartment they were used to noise and anti social behaviour. But a month on, the apartment trial has shown there are many plusses to this lifestyle choice. “In the suburbs we are always rushing,” Tahnee said. “I get up in the morning and I rush to the gym, rush home and get showered and then rush to get out the door, because you never knew how long the trip into the City was going to take. “One time we got caught in traffic for 2.5 hours and so you are always uptight about that trip into work an

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