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So we're getting a new building eh, when it's finished where are all the people going to come from to live in it? :cripes: And l spose they're gunna need a job to pay the mortgage. And water where we gunna enough water to give all these people :cheers:: Not to mention all the new traffic :nuts: So is it still a good idea :eek:hno: Hope they build the building a bit better than down in Sydney eh :bash: Anyway not to be a stick in the mud but we'll see when we have 50 of these monstrosities around the place as it only takes one to get the ball rolling.
 

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l don't know if you have the right apartment block as the hutchies site is the next block up from there looks a lot bigger and uglier than the place you are showing.
 

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So we're getting a new building eh, when it's finished where are all the people going to come from to live in it? :cripes: And l spose they're gunna need a job to pay the mortgage. And water where we gunna enough water to give all these people :cheers:: Not to mention all the new traffic :nuts: So is it still a good idea :eek:hno: Hope they build the building a bit better than down in Sydney eh :bash: Anyway not to be a stick in the mud but we'll see when we have 50 of these monstrosities around the place as it only takes one to get the ball rolling.
Yes new building.
Date for completion March 2020.
That's right! Ya need a job to pay for a mortgage... usually.
It's 25 units and a couple of stores. No impact on traffic.
Water? Comeon... it's 25 units.
Much better to go up than out. So yes, it's still a good idea.
We won't see 50 in our lifetime, but hopefully many more to come:)
 

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Hey Leo you obviously have been to Toowoomba for a while as we are in a drought and will be for a while yet, so 25 units with 3 or 4 people using 200 litres a day, say 20,000 litres per day is a lot of extra water l reckon:cheers: . The people that are working on this building are mainly from out of town, and there are not that many jobs in Toowoomba at the moment :bash: And if you had been here lately you would see a lot of empty units around the place with for sale signs on them :nuts: And if all these new people had 2 or 3 cars :banana: So ya reckon its a good idea eh....
 

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People have to live somewhere. Should they all live on quarter acre blocks as has been the boomer aspiration for 40 years? Think of all the grass and gardens that don't need watering now.
Let me guess, you live quite close to this development?
 

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Hey Leo you obviously have been to Toowoomba for a while as we are in a drought and will be for a while yet, so 25 units with 3 or 4 people using 200 litres a day, say 20,000 litres per day is a lot of extra water l reckon:cheers: . The people that are working on this building are mainly from out of town, and there are not that many jobs in Toowoomba at the moment :bash: And if you had been here lately you would see a lot of empty units around the place with for sale signs on them :nuts: And if all these new people had 2 or 3 cars :banana: So ya reckon its a good idea eh....
I understand what you're saying, but I don't really understand why these particular type of developments are a problem for some people. It just allows people another option in the market. There is a drought I get that, but as Areis mentioned above, people need to live somewhere, and people need to build somewhere. So wouldn't the water consumption be even more if we were to build a 25 lot estate, which there are a dozen or so doing that anyway.

So as I said, not everybody is interested in a yard, a house and a fence with the added stress of general home maintenance. The fact that someone is willing to develop these type of metro styled apartment buildings near the city gives that person the option who does not want to do all those things, including driving all the way into work from the suburbs, which would add to those traffic woes you mentioned earlier. That is the reason why I think these type of developments are a wonderful idea.

It's all about choice, choice, choice. And it's great to have that choice if people want that.
 

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Exactly right. Toowoomba needs more of these type of development. The reason so many single level units are for sale is because of mum and dad developers not realising that those developments offer very little over the housing that already exists. Why buy a small unit in the suburbs when you can buy an existing free standing house, especially a character home, for the same price?
Developments like inspire will allow more people to choose to go without a car, and with more population density in the current city area, we will have a chance of having some decent public transport, which would actually help traffic congestion.
 

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it's an excellent development for Toowoomba! You can't stop people from moving from to Toowoomba in fact they need more growth, and you can't keep sprawling out it's not sustainable on infrastructure. More development's like this are need particularly in the actual city centre to keep it alive and vibrant. I've said before people aren't going to travel most of the time into the city for shopping like they used to, we go where's convenient so we need more people living in the city and so the only way is up! Besides this is not tall at all.
 
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