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Old September 9th, 2019, 10:23 PM   #7361
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Scape has bought Atira, a 3,500 bed student accommodation provider, for close to $700 million.

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Old September 10th, 2019, 12:04 AM   #7362
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I'm sure they are nicer in certain ways depending on the kind of person you are, but having done a stint in country Victoria I honestly think that regional Australia is where you go to die.

I'm not even an extroverted sort of person, but the sheer lack of people and the associated activity they bring is so depressing. The big coastal towns would be okay, but no ocean and having to deal with drought? Yeah, bye. I'd rather a crushing mortgage and heavy traffic.
Totally agree. I live in Geelong, for work reasons mainly....and I find it ok-ish.
There's enough going on to make me feel alive at least and some great beaches close by......but I do take great comfort in knowing Melbourne is only 45 minutes drive away.
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Old September 10th, 2019, 12:19 AM   #7363
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I'm sure they are nicer in certain ways depending on the kind of person you are, but having done a stint in country Victoria I honestly think that regional Australia is where you go to die.
I lived in the Pilbara for five years. Some of the best times of my life.
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Old September 10th, 2019, 01:54 AM   #7364
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I lived in the Pilbara for five years. Some of the best times of my life.
I genuinely do not even know where that is
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Old September 10th, 2019, 04:00 AM   #7365
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I genuinely do not even know where that is
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Old September 10th, 2019, 06:00 AM   #7366
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you're not allowed to not know stuff anymore
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Old September 10th, 2019, 07:52 AM   #7367
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Even stuff not worth knowing about?
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Old September 10th, 2019, 04:42 PM   #7368
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I lived in the Pilbara for five years. Some of the best times of my life.
Were you in the mines earning 250k? Haha. F*ck, I'd live in Adelaide for 250k
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Old September 10th, 2019, 04:46 PM   #7369
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Were you in the mines earning 250k? Haha. F*ck, I'd live in Adelaide for 250k
Do you even know where Adelaide is though?
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Old September 10th, 2019, 05:43 PM   #7370
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Rumsfeld stated: Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
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Old September 10th, 2019, 06:20 PM   #7371
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Do you even know where Adelaide is though?
West somewhere?
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West somewhere?
I thought it was south of Tassie...
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Old September 11th, 2019, 01:52 AM   #7373
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Rumsfeld stated: Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know.
Rumsfeld was mocked for this comment, but you can't deny its influence. I've heard people use different variations in business meetings to great effect.
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Old September 12th, 2019, 02:14 AM   #7374
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All aboard for VicTrack city site in Melbourne

Top local and international developers are readying for the offer of one of the largest ever sites in Melbourne’s CBD that is set to be offloaded by VicTrack next to the city’s railyards.

The property, that fronts Spring and Flinders streets, could sustain a multi-billion-dollar development as it spans more than a hectare of land.

The scale of the offering has drawn comparisons to Sydney’s Barangaroo South precinct and is likely to become Melbourne’s next mixed-use precinct.

The Australian has learned that major local developers are looking for capital partners as they ready for the contest that will pit the likes of Lendlease, Mirvac, Dexus and Charter Hall against deep-pocketed Asian developers that specialise in high-rise precincts.

The contest for the precinct, dubbed by market players as Spring Street South, will begin in earnest once the site rezoning is undertaken with the capacity for at least three major towers.

However, the scale of the precinct has drawn comparisons with the planned technology hub surrounding Sydney’s central railway station where developers, including Mirvac and Charter Hall, have previously sought to lure tech giant Google with custom-*designed buildings.

Local company Atlassian has already flagged its commitment to moving to the precinct around Central station and the Melbourne site could also be purposed as a hi-tech area.

Potential buyers also suggested that the site would also be well-suited for some high-rise apartments as part of the project.

Notably, Cbus Property’s 44-level twin-tower project at 447 Collins Street combines office, hotel and residential uses and could be a model, as the developer also drew in backers like ISPT.

All major listed players are pursuing larger precinct-style developments and snaring the site would be a milestone for them.

Dexus and Charter Hall are already undertaking precinct-style office developments on Collins Street. Mirvac has also called out its focus on precincts as a way of creating value, and AMP Capital is taking this approach at its Circular Quay Quarter in Sydney.

Development heavyweight Lendlease is also active in the Victorian capital, last week winning approval for the final tower in the near-$3bn Melbourne Quarter project.

A VicTrack spokeswoman said the body “regularly reviews its holdings across the state, to identify sites which could be sold to generate revenue to reinvest into public transport”.

The authority has a long-standing practice of disposing of properties when they are no longer required for transport purposes. This gives VicTrack the *option to sell the land it owns at a value that reflects its highest and best use.

VicTrack declined to comment further, but the offer is expected to set the tone for the Melbourne market this year.

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/\/\ Exciting, can't wait to see this unfold
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And what is the height of buildings we can expect on this site, considering the proximity of the river... any ideas?
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Old September 12th, 2019, 06:25 AM   #7377
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And what is the height of buildings we can expect on this site, considering the proximity of the river... any ideas?
Yep. Struggle to get anything above 120m rl due to our lovely river. Sorry to prick the balloon.
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Old September 12th, 2019, 07:29 AM   #7378
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Yep. Struggle to get anything above 120m rl due to our lovely river. Sorry to prick the balloon.
Thanks Decatur!
Honestly I am fine with 120m but for that prominent location design would have to be unique and of the best quality otherwise it is a wasted opportunity!
It should exhibit a certain artistic flair and make sure that it would still be as prominent when the future Fed Square East develops!
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Old September 12th, 2019, 07:47 AM   #7379
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Yep. Struggle to get anything above 120m rl due to our lovely river. Sorry to prick the balloon.
Anything taller than 120m on this site would look stupid anyway
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Old September 12th, 2019, 08:23 AM   #7380
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short buildings can be as noteworthy as tall ones when done right.

Give me Conservatory over Melbourne Grand any day.
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