A culture of care
If there’s one theme that underpins this edition of the Live proud magazine, it’s the importance of care.
Whether it’s designing and crafting the neighbourhoods of tomorrow, the communities we consult with as we breathe new life into forgotten places, or the genuine human connection we strive to create with the people that call our properties home, we have learnt in our proud 98-year legacy of developing Australia that a caring approach is central to it all.
And there’s a lot of news to share with you on that front. At the old Bradmill Cotton Factory site in Melbourne’s Yarraville, our team are documenting the 80-year history of the mill through the fascinating stories of the people that worked there. We’re also sharing, free to all, our invaluable Greensheet resource listing more than 1,400 tried-and-tested building products that helped us meet the rigorous standards of the Living Building Challenge® at Burwood Brickworks, the world’s most sustainable retail centre.
We also take a look at the outstanding work which our Customer Care team does to assist our customers through the exciting and challenging time of purchasing a property, as well as shining a light on the care our communities have for each other as they come back together and reconnect after a challenging couple of years.I hope you enjoy reading our stories. Until next time, take care.
Executive General Manager Development
From Port Coogee to Paris: One young sailor’s quest for gold
Back in 2019, Live proud magazine caught up with Olympic-hopefuls and ‘Sailing Sisters’, Elyse and Jacinta Ainsworth from Port Coogee in Western Australia. This year, Elyse is going it alone with an eye on competing at the Paris Games in 2024.
A new home for tomorrow’s gamechangers
Sydney’s new tech district at the southern edge of the city is gaining momentum as the circa $3 billion Central Place Sydney commercial precinct receives development approval.
100 years of Developing Australia
Next year marks a major milestone for Frasers Property – a centenary of developing Australia that extends all the way back to the days of T.M.Burke in 1924.
Why Australia’s housing market will never be the same again
Lifestyle looms large when it comes to buyers’ choices — it’s influencing price, location and the design of new communities.
Is development the solution to sustainability?
Passive House (or Passivhaus) building standard is showing customers and developers what's possible when it comes to sustainable building design and the journey towards net zero.
Reinventing apartment living
As more people seek the benefits of apartment life, apartments are getting more spacious, connected to amenity, and are increasingly lifestyle-oriented.
The Development of Australia
It’s been famously said that ‘we shape our buildings, and thereafter they shape us’. And it’s not just buildings – the design of our cities and suburbs also shape who we become as people and communities. The fascinating story of how exactly urban development does this is the theme of a new editorial series created in partnership between Frasers Property Australia and Realestate.com.au, called The Development of Australia. We take a look.
Is the Great Australian Dream still alive?
A quarter-acre block with a family sized home and big backyard was long desired by Australian buyers. But is this dream still realistic?
The revolution in how new communities are made
The best new residential developments are those embraced wholeheartedly by the community.
Why community is more important than ever
The concept of community — being closely connected to those around us — has fundamentally changed.
Why we choose to live near our friends and family
Home sweet home becomes even sweeter if you live near people you know and trust. With this in mind, some new home buyers are choosing properties in the same communities as their friends and family.
Paying it forward
As Frasers Property Australia approaches its centenary year, Executive General Manager Development, Cameron Leggatt, finds himself reflecting on the value of legacy and what it means to create the places that support the hopes and ambitions of hundreds of thousands of Australians. A legacy that’s not just about what’s left for posterity, but what is bequeathed to future generations.
The way we were
It might not be something you think about every day, but the development of Australia’s cities, towns, and suburbs is happening all around us, all the time. We asked four long-serving Frasers Property people to weigh in with their perspectives, refined through the wisdom of experience
Communities coming back together
It’s been a while since we’ve all been able to get together without any restrictions. But now that we can, the residents of Frasers Property communities have certainly been making up for lost time!
Foundations for a better future
How the PIF House Program is changing the lives of Melbourne’s at-risk and homeless youth.
The art of community building
Frasers Property Australia has been creating places for people to belong since 1924. At the very heart of this ethos are their Community Development Managers, people like Michelle Mrzyglocki, who are responsible for nurturing and driving community spirit. They know better than all of us that a place where community thrives is a place where people feel they truly belong.
Property people talk belonging
The funny thing about belonging is that you know it when you feel it, even when it remains difficult to describe. Our Community Development team at Frasers Property Australia have the tools it takes to transform the notion of belonging from the abstract into lived experience.
Our future depends on how we live life together
In his sixteenth year at Frasers Property, Anthony Boyd has come up through the business with a level of authenticity and integrity that's made him the kind of man people want to follow.
Staying connected, while social distancing
How you can stay connected to your community while maintaining social distance.
Open up to more
How community designers are approaching the increased need for density by offering buyers more, not less.
The Walk of Life
How walkable communities are the key to healthier, happier, and more prosperous cities.
The moments that make us
For most of us, the stories of our happiest moments come from days spent in our homes. They’re the first days with new family members, long conversations over homecooked meals, birthday parties, holidays, anniversaries, laughter, tears, learning.
Good neighbours become good friends
We took to social media to ask residents of our communities across the country to share their stories with us, and nominate the neighbours who have touched their lives and truly become friends and family.
Man's best friend
Dogs are a crucial part of thousands of Aussie homes. That’s why Frasers Property designs pet-friendly communities for dog lovers around the country.
Sisters set their sights on Olympic success
It’s smooth sailing for Port Coogee sisters Jacinta and Elyse Ainsworth as they kick their training into high gear leading up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Before the family’s relocation to Port Coogee, WA, in 2014, mum Diane regularly drove more than an hour to get the girls to training, but now with the Fremantle Sailing Club just a few minutes away, the girls are able to spend less time in the car and more time on the water.
How to be a better neighbour
Let’s face it, most of us are guilty of being standoffish neighbours from time to time. But getting to know your neighbours can offer more than just a person to feed your cat when you go on holidays. It’s an opportunity to form a real human connection that can significantly improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. So where do you begin? Here are a few ways that you can start to form connections and become a better neighbour.
Osaka: A city for all seasons
If you’re looking for your next travel adventure but are unsure what time of year is best to go, Osaka could be the city for you. Simply breathtaking no matter the season, Osaka thrills the senses and delights the mind.
There’s a lot that goes into building a masterplanned community. The location is analysed carefully; open spaces and parklands are incorporated to provide residents with spaces to gather, eat, play and move; and roads, walkways and cycling paths are drawn and redrawn countless times. But while infrastructure and amenity may drive sales, how do you take a group of strangers who have purchased side-by-side homes, and turn them into a community? That’s where Community Development Managers like Michelle Mrzyglocki come in.
How to choose the right community for you
Whether you’re looking at building your own home in a new community, or apartment living is more your style, deciding on a development can really dictate how you’ll live. Before you sign on the dotted line, use our handy checklist to make sure you’ve decided what’s best for you.