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Australia's tallest buildings. Guess where Sydney ranks :)

Discussion in 'General Property Chat' started by big max, 28th Jul, 2016.

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  1. big max

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    Does Sydney need apartment buildings higher than GC?

    @C-mac posted another thread on the same topic.
     
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    Since when did super high-rise apartments become more attractive? Except for the penthouse maybe.
     
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    Is sydney falling behind or just ahead of the pack?
     
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    Falling behind for sure when it comes to planning and aiming to prevent urban sprawl.
     
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    Prevent or encourage? They seem to doing well getting gov offices out of Sydney and also parra as the second cbd. I'd think they're ahead
     
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    In a town like GC where there aren't many jobs, there's no point erecting unlettable office buildings so they may as well tie up capital building apartments for overseas investors so we don't burn our own money on vacant buildings.
     
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    Ah. Yes. Except that the Gold Coast actually has the lowest unemployment rate and strongest growing economy in Queensland ... :)
     
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    Robina will do solidly over time.

    Good location that will increasingly be come "central".

    Strong growth in education sector.

    Proximity to beach and also to highway access and close to hinterland.

    Lift rail will be a boost when it comes.

    I see steady gains ahead.
     
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    Hmm - falling behind in high rise apartments? This story is essentially about SDS - Swinging D**k Syndrome. Sure tall buildings are an indicator of development, but is their height the important factor?

    Sydney is a world city, now if only we could solve traffic and parking.
     
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    How's the traffic going in the central Gold Coast?
     
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    Lots of traffic. As you would expect from Australia's fastest growing city.
     
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    Hehe. The more you build up, the worse the traffic gets. Don't miss that part one bit.
     
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    Well there's always the middle of the desert for those who want no traffic. :)

    But on a more serious note, more population can actually result in more efficient transport if the right public transport and infrastructure is in place. Look at Hong Kong for example. Tiny island packed with 9 million people yet traffic flows extremely smoothly.

    Overall I am happy when I see more traffic on the Gold Coast as I know it's correlated to economic growth which in turn will benefit property in the locations I have bought. (All of which by the way are near the beach and which have private parking). By choosing carefully and anticipating gwowth and the hassles that come from growth one can make profitable investment choices.
     
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    But more population doesn't equal more efficient transport. Look at Melbourne - reports of the peak hour being 3 hours now.
     
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    It may result in more efficient transport. HK and Tokyo are two examples. Or it may not - depends on how well planned the city is and how much public transport is used. Let's hope Gold Coast continues with its roll out of the light rail system which right now is very well utilised.

    Problem with Oz in general is that many people are still very reliant on cars.
     
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    Things are still fairly far apart, and we don't have the population to have decent public transport everywhere.
     
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    Yes, agree. Having said that, I do think that for some people, (hopefully increasingly more, including tourists), the Gold Coast public transport infrastructure will be built out such that a significant % of the population can zip around key parts of the coast and leave their cars at home using them only for longer drives to more remote locations.
     
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    Say whaaa??
     
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    For some people, maybe not for a significant % of the population.