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Think outside the square - or think outside the triangle?

Global thinking has been a hot topic of conversation in the western suburbs recently with a prominent school encouraging critical thinking in not just a local context. Whether it's global thinking or local – there has been a major shift with community being the prominent focus in our local area. Often Facebook is in the news for the wrong reasons but recently this technology has been utilised to start a Buy Nothing City Beach page with 1.5K members and a…
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The best gym view in City Beach?!

Magnificent ocean views with state-of-the-art gym equipment – it doesn’t get much better than this. Perched right on the beach front at City Beach, the City of Perth Surf Lifesaving Club Gym arguably boasts the best views in Perth of the sand and sea while you work out. Open 5:00am-9:00pm, 7 days a week, members also have the benefit of group fitness sessions hosted 5 times per week, which are focussed on intensive interval training, body weight exercises and strengthening your…
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Subdividing - Your Guide

I often get asked to assist landowners who are considering subdividing their property. This article will outline the basics of subdivision and how you can get started. THE BASICS: Consulting the local council to determine the zoning codes for your property is the first step to determining if a subdivision is possible.  Many councils have online mapping tools which can give you an insight into your property zoning.  The residential zoning codes have a minimum and average lot size that…
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Considerations before buying land

You’ve found what seems to be the perfect block of land! It’s within your budget and you love the location. Now what? Before you sign on the dotted line, there are a number of factors you need to consider.   Zoning and design considerations: The zoning of the block will directly affect your front setbacks and your plot ratio.  This involves factors such as how far back from your building line you can begin construction and how much open space needs…
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