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HOUSE PRICE BOOM AS APARTMENTS GET CHEAPER

INVESTORS WHO KNOW THE LOCAL MARKET WILL NOT BE INTERESTED MAINLY BECAUSE OF THE FALLING APARTMENT RESALE PRICES              The latest SQM Research data shows all unit/apartment asking prices in Doncaster 3108 have fallen from a median high of $675,000 in August 2009 to $521,100 in March 2015. These figures […]

PARKING DEARTH A BLIGHT ON DONCASTER HILL

“Cars are everywhere. They take us to work, shop and play. They monopolise our streets and roadways and mould the landscape to their insistent demands” ….Graeme Davison The shortage of off- street parking spaces on Doncaster Hill is proving to be a nightmare. Manningham council, who have limited parking spaces available in its own parking areas on […]

THREE STOREY TOWNHOUSE SCHEME WITHDRAWN

“three storey townhouses are not supported by the Municipal Strategic Statement” Residents of leafy Beverley Street, East Doncaster 3109, breathed a sigh of relief when they were informed by the the Manningham Planning Department that a recent application for a three, partial fourth storey apartment/townhouse development at number 51, had been withdrawn. This was after […]

Draft Tunstall Square Structure Plan DeJa Vu, Meet Nov27th

I am sure you are all mindful of this, but as a resident living near Westfield Doncaster that went to the first public meeting held by Manningham Council on its “vision” for the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre I would recommend that residents be vigilant on what the final outcome will become. As soon as the […]

DONCASTER RD PEDESTRIAN OVERPASS UNLIKELY

Although Manningham City Council, had planned  grade separating the pedestrian crossing at Frederick Street and/or Council Street in the planning of the Doncaster Hill Activity Centre, it was never feasible due to design and funding constraints. Any construction of new pedestrian overpasses would have to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) which requires low […]

MORE GRIDLOCK FOR CAR DRIVEN DONCASTER

Motorists are at standstill almost a minute for every kilometer traveled according to VicRoads peak hour time delay data in the article by Aleks Devic of the Heraldsun. Doncaster motorists could find themselves stationary for even longer periods due to the lack public transport options with Manningham being the only metropolitan municipality without a train […]

Building Next Door – what should you put up with? Blocked Driveways ?

If you have a significant development going on next door, and they do go on for many , many months, how tolerant would you be? Is it OK for them to place safety bollards over the entire street blocking residents from parking for months on end ? Even on Sundays when they are not working? […]

RESERVE BANK PUTS LENDERS ON NOTICE

Chinese investors are aggressively lifting their Australian residential and commercial real estate investment at a time when the Reserve Bank is warning bubbly property markets could be hit with a price correction, writes Simon Johanson of the Melbourne Age. 10/10/14.  Alarmed by the property frenzy in Sydney, Melbourne and parts of Brisbane, the Reserve hit […]

WESTFIELD TO PROVIDE MORE ONSITE PARKING

A parking tower development will compensate for the closure of  temporary offsite parking areas and help relieve pressure on side streets and the Municipal grounds.  Westfield have a planning permit to develop the land on the eastern side of the Westfield Doncaster shopping centre at 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster with a new freestanding five level car park […]

UNIT PRICES FALL BY 15.8% IN THREE YEARS

Data shows widening gap between the price of apartments and established houses. Latest from SQM Research data for the week ending 30th September, shows vendor asking prices for apartments in Doncaster (post code 3108) had fallen by 15.8% since October 2011, including a drop of 6.1% in just 12 months.  While asking prices for 3 […]