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According to C amero n Chisholm Nicol associate
Jo nathan Davis, the Great Australian D ream
of a qua rter-acre block, the ho me amo ng the
gum trees, and a big backyard for the kids is simply
not that affordable in the lon g term. “ That dream
will no w cost you in time, in travel, in dista nce
and in lifestyle,” he says.
In stead, a n ew Au stralian D ream is coming
to the fo re – a sustaina ble an d socially respo n sible
dream that minimises ca rbon fo otprint a nd
enables prox imity to family an d frien ds, public
transpor t, cafes, bars, restau ran ts a nd ci nemas,
at an affordable price.
State pla nn ing policies created to facilitate tran sit
and activity centre- oriented developments have
led to a nu mber of optio ns fo r people to do wnsize,
realising the ben efits offered by apar tmen t living.
“Ou r fo cu s o n o ptimising space, views, natu ral
light and fresh air, and creating useable outdoor
recreatio n spaces, adequate sto rage and co mmun al
facilities ensu res these places a re where people
wa nt to live,” says Do minic S nellgrove, direc tor of
Ca meron Chisholm Nicol.
The fi rm’s projects masterpla nn ed a ro un d
the Cockburn C entral train station exemplify the
prin ciples of good design in apar tmen t living.
“Go od design goes way beyo nd aesthetics – it’s
abo ut creating vibran t, en joyable places to live an d
work,” says Dominic.
Helm in Port Coogee was awarded
a Commendation for Residential
Architecture – Multiple Housing at
the 2015 WA Architecture Awards
(photography Greg Hocking).
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