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WA Perth is entering Boom cycle

Discussion in 'Where to Buy' started by Ald, 12th Nov, 2016.

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  1. Westminster

    Westminster Tigress at Tiger Developments Business Member

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    I have looked at some properties in Balcatta. I think its good but it depends on the property and the location of course. I would definitely invest there if I found the right property.
     
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    Great minds think alike :) I like that frontage but too bad its a main road
     
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    @Perthguy. Bayswater is still a dark horse. Large blocks with low zoning near the city. Maylands is even better but smaller blocks and there are those ugly apartment towers everywhere.
     
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    I have stopped looking for now. I need to get the townhouse finished and rented then look at what my next project will be at that time.
     
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    There is a town structure plan in draft stage with proposed rezoning to high density about 400mts from the train station. When I was looking seriously a few months ago, I missed out on one that is now part of that town structure plan. Timing is everything.
     
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    It's about 100m radius from train station. Dad has 2 (3rd houses down on different streets from Whatley cresent) and missed out.
     
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    Looks a lot farther than 100m. You talking about the existing higher-density zone next to the station vs the draft town structure plan?

    Bayswater Town Centre Structure Plan | Engage Bayswater
     
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    Yes but one problem. Try and get your child into this. No places, No proper canteens. Very expensive per child.

    You don't know what I am talking about because you have never seen the alternative.
     
  10. Ald

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    Sorry pal. I buy and don't hardly ever sell.
     
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    Meltham station plan
     
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    I was all for this when I heard about it.. but was reading a bit more about it and I'm less decided on it now. Mainly for the fact its so close to a significant migratory bird resting area. Bright lights and waves until 9pm... and could end up being another white elephant.

    However, McDonald's have shown me that if you have enough money, it doesn't matter what the law/planning commission says. You can get it built.
     
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    I love the Perth politician mentality.
    They have small (old) stations, which during peak times only every second train stops at. Meaning up to 20mins between trains (at peak hour).
    So instead people transit a bit further to one of the main stations, which has a wait of 10mins max.

    As a result no one uses the small stations, so they look to close them.

    If they went the other way and increased train numbers, stopping all stations, the wait times would be less, so the load on the system would be spread.

    Blacky
     
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    Small stations are underutilised, so let's close them.
    Passengers move to alternate, larger stations.
    Larger stations become too crowded and passengers complain.
    Next election: we promise to build more stations to ease congestion o_O

    Your solution is better. You won't make it as a pollie ;) :p
     
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    I think, we should close any small stations within 40 min walk time - about 3 KMS. But, connect other stations with good local bus services.
    We can save heaps of money by not maintaining those stations.
    That way, trains can go faster. That means more train services.
     
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    I disagree. Having people change networks/systems is highly inefficent, and 'hard'. People are lazy and simply wont use the system - theyll take the easy alternative (drive).

    Perths rail network is highly inefficent, mostly as it is a "hub and spoke" system. trains need to terminate, change tracks and head back in the same direction they just came from.

    It needs to be designed as a circle. You can then space trains at 3-5minutes apart from each other.
    You can also inter-connect the entire system more effectively. Thus, in order to get from say Mandurah, to Fremantle there is no need to travel all the way to the city.

    You will (obviously) have a number of larger 'nodes' where various lines inter-connect.

    Perth has only 2million people. There is no reason we should have any traffic congestion at all - if our pollies had half a brain and spent some coin on decent public services, which were reliable, efficent and easy to use. You would not only reduce congestion, but you would also, over time, see a reduction in the number of vehicles per household.

    Blacky
     
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    I think plan the train lines properly and allow double rail way lines each way, thus allowing fast express trains and slower trains stopping at every station.

    Thinking is too difficult in Australia, must be the heat and the beer and fascination with not a few things.