In 20 years time they reckon there will be an extra 1.5 million people sharing the city with our current high-school students.
Well we have gone like every other City and built loads of apartments wherever they can plonk them with little or no thought about who is going to rent them or live in them. Our roads are going to be chaotic as typical of our Government they don’t plan these things. Just keep importing more people without any thought – that seems to be the normal.
However what your current baby boomers need is: Townhouse that is at least 150m2 in size, with two courtyards, with a master bedroom down stairs, secure parking with a storage shed, but most of all PET FRIENDLY !!
I am currently selling 11/8 Bay Road Claremont a 3 x 2 secure townhouse with bedroom downstairs and “no pets” could have sold it 5 times over. What person that is over 65 doesn’t have a pet – they do !! They also don’t go out all day and leave their pets as they are considered very high up the food chain unlike some people owning dogs in their early 20’s who get a dog, get bored with it, don’t take it for walks, go to work and leave it home all day – hence they bark their heads off as they are bored.
Developers wake up to yourselves, the money is with these baby boomers, you should be making allowances when building these complexes, at least allow the ground floor apartments/townhouses that they can have dogs having that courtyard would be a huge bonus also an age limit perhaps. People are getting so frustrated that Perth is way behind the times, Melbourne are building these specifically for the Baby Boomers – SMART I SAY !!
Shame that Perth people are allowing their City to become apartment orientated as having a house and land will be something to strive for but unaffordable whereas an apartment is going to be cheap to buy into – be aware of the Strata and their fee’s, rules & reg’s see earlier blogs.
Apartments are very good for the 18-30 year olds who want to travel, party (not at their unit) live life a bit before settling down as an apartment gives you the flexibility to do that. Once you have a house it’s mowing lawns, gardening and children generally – see if gen Y wants that – NO !!
Perth is a very beautiful place and yes I can understanding the Government wanting to cram more into here, but seriously you need to think these things through first.
Every day I come to work the traffic down Stirling Highway get’s worse and worse and to be honest earlier in the morning..
MAKE YOUR OWN DECISIONS AND GIVE IT A REAL GO !!
SELLING MOSMAN PARK AND THE WESTERN SUBURBS !!