A true vertical village will be a place not only where people can live but also where they want to live because they can get everything there.Terry Taylor, Fishermans Bend Realty
It’s on the doorstep of the CBD, has approvals for striking residential developments and is being planned with essential amenities such as schools, public transport, shops and parks.
Fishermans Bend is on track to becoming the ultimate vertical village.
The goal of a vertical village is to provide the same sense of character and community traditionally linked with low-rise neighbourhoods in the form of higher-rise development close to the CBD.
Building up instead of out reduces the footprint on natural land resources. In time, Fishermans Bend will offer residents the choice to buy or rent from a range of quality, mixed-rise developments.
Traditionally, the idea of a village was a place in which everything was nearby and handy. A real sense of community existed because people knew each other; you could go to a shop and the shopkeeper would remember your name and you’d remember theirs.
Living in a place that feels like that is special. What’s more, it’s possible to achieve this in inner-city areas if residential property is designed correctly and has the right amenities.
A true vertical village will be a place not only where people can live but also where they want to live because they can get everything there.
It has to be a fully integrated lifestyle region with schools, medical facilities, public transport options and green space. Developers have to include boulevards of shops, not just a shop under a building.
It’s not enough to simply sell off parcels of land and build towers on them with features such as a swimming pool, tennis court or a running track.
If you’re living in an area that doesn’t have the amenities you need, you’ll go out of the area to a proper village that does.
Development in Fishermans Bend will take time but the result will be worth it.
Everything will be new and will look terrific. It’ll be absolutely fantastic.
If most of the things you want can be in a five or 10-minute walk or drive from where you live, that’s a village, isn’t it?