or a litany of Development Application offences…
I have on occasions patronised a shop that (questionably) humorously displays a sign behind its counter stating:
“Please do not ask for credit as refusal may offend”
I have on many occasions had pause to think that perhaps certain local councils should have a similar sign up in their so called customer service centres:
“Please do not lodge a Development Application as refusal may offend.”
Alternatively, they could bastardise Shakespeare
“How do I refuse thee, let me count the ways…” Read more →
When architects talk about the quality of the amenity of residential projects, did you ever wonder what exactly they meant?
The dictionary definition of amenity is:
A desirable or useful feature or facility of a building or place.
It’s not a bad start, but it certainly doesn’t begin to describe the types of features or facilities considered when designing for good residential amenity, or describing it as such. Read more →
The bulk of Sydney’s expansion occurred around the early 1900s. This period coincided with the Garden City and Garden Suburb Movements and the proliferation of the motor car which allowed the expansion of Sydney beyond the confines of walking distances. The Garden City Movement was an idea of the city organised on a radiating geometry of connections between self sustaining centres in a broader landscaped setting. Inspired by these utopian visions during this period in Sydney’s development established the Federation home with a garden on an individual lot as the prevalent housing model and cemented it as a cultural expectation.
Ok, so you’ve got a property, or you’ve been looking at one wondering whether you can develop it. How do you determine its potential? Are you interested in trying your hand at becoming a property developer?
You’ve seen other people do it! You’ll need the right advice and the desire to do it but here are a few questions you may have had, answered, to set you off in the right direction.