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Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by Ace in the Hole, 1st Apr, 2016.

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  1. Ace in the Hole

    Ace in the Hole Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I'm often checking Google Maps as our business does tens of thousands of home deliveries nationally and we have to check out the available access at times.
    There are some wonderful locations you would never imagine, some rural and remote areas are beautiful and I often find myself looking into the surrounding areas of nice places I come across.
    However, this shot of western Sydney rooftops is very ordinary.
    Can anybody find a more dense overhead shot of freestanding houses?
     

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    Horrible.

    That is what is happening out in most of the new estates in western Sydney. 350m2 blocks, single garages that can not even fit a car so there are cars parked all over the streets, narrow roads, zero lot lines, no back yards.

    Blah.
     
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    Strange there is not one tree that i can see in the whole estate..
     
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    That's disgusting

    There's a couple of estates in gladstone that were done sorry of cost effective housing for lower income earners to buy into

    Google isn't up to date yet but some of the houses were literally sharing roof gutters! 200-300mm between brick walls
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  5. bashworth

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    It reminds me of English housing density.

    I remember when I first came to Australia in 1991 when flying over Sydney suburbs I was struck by the number of backyard pools. . . . obviously a thing of the past!
     
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    You actually need to have a backyard in the first place before you can have a backyard pool...
    Sadly, these houses only seem to have a few sqm of grassed area available.
     
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    Still, the Ponds is one of the most sought area of West.

    Regards
     
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    I count 4 houses in the picture with pools.

    What happened to the roof colour though? Sydney used to be known as the city of red roofs.
     
  9. York

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    Two areas that stand out for me are Middleton Grange and also Elizabeth Hills in the SW. Classic examples of what the OP is referring to.
     
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    The poor neighbours - pools right outside their windows!

    I'm already looking at those dark roofs and womdering 'what were they thinking?'
     
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    Had morning coffee at Merewether Beach [Newcastle] this morning, beautiful beach utterly spoilt being surrounded by concrete built up jungle and not a tree in sight.
     
  12. Amberlee

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    As you drive south on the Princes Motorway from Wollongong toward Kiama you see beautiful green paddocks, picturesque beaches and seaside towns. And then you see the blight on the landscape that is Shellcove. A lego land of almost identical houses perched on a hill in the middle of paddocks. Blows my mind every time I see it.
    At least they chose different roof colours though. :p
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  13. Sonamic

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    Home air conditioning has changed all that. $10 says 90% of those houses have air con MINIMUM.

    When I was a kid in the 70's on a hot day you'd go for a swim to cool down. Or a windows down drive in the Kingswood. :p Ceiling fans were a luxury. Now with reverse cycle aircon and modern insulation you can have a black roof and it's 23 degrees 24/7/365 with no need to play outside. And by the photo in the OP no SPACE to play outside. Even the Central Park doesn't appear inviting. Modern life is "sealed". Windows closed for aircon, cars, homes, classrooms, offices.
     
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    Not only there, you see suburbs on the city/town fringes of many other places: Canberra, Brisbane, Shell Harbour, Muswellbrook, Berry...
    I'd love to move out to open spaces - right next to the other people doing the same. Backyards are for suckers.
     
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    sux to hear your neighbours fart on the dunny :confused:
     
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    The overseers are getting us ready for life of Mars! So long earth you big stink hole!
     
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    How do we pay tax on Mars?
     
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    They'll just withhold oxygen for any late payments
     
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    They aren't pools. They are blue shipping containers converted to granny flats in the backyard.
     
  20. Kate Moloney

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    The worst thing about this estates is the windows are so close to your neighbours you can hear them going to the toilet..... we have a similar estate in moranbah where there are 200sqm - 250sqm blocks (in country town this doesn't work!) people don't like living there, they hate it, especially when they need to drag their lawn mowers through the house to get to the back yard ....