Hayball director Rob Stent explores the rapidly changing state of Australian residential development in his latest Property Observer column.

Fast moving and complex, it has resulted in change, and with change comes fear, along with a heady mix of media commentary and vocal opinion. Much of this is simply because apartments have never been embraced in our traditional national image of rural and suburban landscapes.

The place of apartments in our cities has been a subject of continual debate – held up as examples of developer excess on the one hand and almost alien examples of cosmopolitan living on the other and for some commentators regarded as ‘the slums of the future’.

Apartments represent big city life and the tangible reality of rapid metropolitan growth and densification, however a myriad of niche drivers are working to shape our housing.

Read the full article by Hayball Director Rob Stent here:

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