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A PA R T M E N T S T R E N D I N G A look at the rise of residential developments and apartment living
SUMMER FUN How to make the most of Camberwell this summer
COOL BITES AND SIPS The best places to find smoothies, juices and chilled treats
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CONTENTS 4 • APARTMENTS TRENDING
A look at the rise of residential developments and apartment living.
6 • SUMMER FUN
How to make the most of Camberwell this summer.
8 • COOL BITES AND SIPS
The best places to find smoothies, juices and chilled treats.
9 • GREAT SUMMER READS
The books to take to the beach, park or pool this summer.
10 • CAMBERWELL CATCH-UP
Catch up on what’s been happening in the Camberwell precinct.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR As we head into the warmer months, our third edition of The Camberwell Citizen is all about celebrating the summer season in Camberwell. There’s nothing quite like being able to enjoy brunch al fresco, a cocktail on a rooftop or shopping in the open air. Our Summer fun story shares some of the best ways to get out and about in Camberwell this summer, whether it be a visit to a local park or scouring market stalls on weekends. Hunting for some new books to add to your summer reading list? From prize-winning authors to thrilling page-turners, we share the season’s hottest titles. And what’s summer without smoothies, juices, acai bowls and ice cream? Read our story titled Cool bites and sips for a rundown of where to find the best chilled treats in the area. For our main feature we explore apartment living, including what’s driving the trend and the appeal of residing close to the city and key amenities. I hope you enjoy the reads in this issue and do let us know if there are any stories you’d like us to cover in future.
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A PA R T M E N T S T R E N D I N G Apartments are becoming a popular choice for residents seeking spacious living, luxurious features and proximity to key amenities.
Hawthorn Park, a new luxury residential development in Hawthorn East, has attracted buyers aged 55 or older who are looking to downsize.
The Australian dream of owning a full block of land in the suburbs may be a thing of the past as an increasing number of people opt for inner-city apartments. Apartments have become a popular choice for young professionals who want to live within a short commute of their city jobs, as well as downsizers looking to make a lifestyle change. With its proximity to the city, it’s not surprising to see numerous apartment developments going up in Boroondara. Mayor of Boroondara Cr Jim Parke said council records indicate that there have been 35 planning permits issued in the past two years in the municipality for the construction of apartment buildings with 10 or more dwellings. The Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) issued 11 of these permits after Boroondara Council had refused the applications. However, Boroondara Council is unable to predict how many of these permits will be acted on by the permit holder. Cr Parke said the predominant form of accommodation in Boroondara was detached housing and low-rise medium density development, while new apartment buildings provided an alternative to traditional housing. “Council has implemented a range of residential zones to allow different housing types to facilitate housing choice. The significant number of apartments approved in Boroondara evidences council’s support for appropriate housing choices,” Cr Parke said. Modern apartments are offering residents floor plans with space in mind, as well as a shift towards luxury living. Increasingly, apartment developments are including lavish features like hotel-style lobbies with a concierge, rooftop gardens and swimming pools. Hawthorn Park, a luxury apartment development that will be located just off Camberwell Rd in Hawthorn East, will offer residents a gym and wellness retreat, 2000 square metres
of landscaped garden, and Melbourne’s first sky pool. Ned Gerrard, sales and marketing director of Dahua, the company developing the Hawthorn Park project, said the main driver of apartment living in Melbourne was population growth, principally through migration from Asian countries. “There are other factors involved in the rise of apartment living, most notably which are affordability and lifestyle choice. Obviously, these key factors flow through to a need for proximity to employment opportunities, amenities, transport, education and health services,” Mr Gerrard said. The majority of people who have purchased an apartment within the Hawthorn Park development are downsizers aged 55 or older, with some young professionals also showing an interest in the low maintenance lifestyle, Mr Gerrard said. “Hawthorn East is a blue-chip suburb and most downsizers
BELOW: The Aerial apartment building has become a Camberwell icon. OPPOSITE ABOVE: Hawthorn Park offers residents 2000 square metres of landscaped garden. OPPOSITE: Apartment developments in Camberwell have helped local businesses thrive.
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are happy to have surplus funds from the disposal of their large homes,” he said. “We have had an unprecedented demand for 3+ bedroom apartments, with purchasers happy to merge one 2-bedroom apartments, and even two 2-bedroom apartments into one spacious unit. “By buying off-the-plan they are able to source our architectural services to customise the internal space to their liking.” New residential developments can also have a positive impact on its surrounding community including the creation of new jobs, such as food and retail outlets, Mr Gerrard said. “Hawthorn Park will bring more than 700 new residents to a previously industrial area of Hawthorn East. We are already being inundated with requests to sell or lease the ground floor area we have allocated for retail,” he said.
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Completed apartment developments in Camberwell have already demonstrated a positive effect on local businesses. Kerry Daly, manager of the Camberwell Trader’s Association, said retailers and service providers in the Camberwell shopping precinct have benefited from new residents who have moved into nearby apartments. “As most of the apartment buildings are centrally located, many of the residents have been patronising local businesses and becoming loyal customers,” she said. “Whether it’s grabbing their morning coffee from a cafe, attending an evening fitness class or picking up their dry cleaning, these residents are helping to boost the local economy.”
EXISTING DWELLINGS For Boroondara, the 2016 Census showed that there were:
‘medium density’ dwellings (30.8% of total dwellings)
‘high density’ dwellings (14% of total dwellings)
‘Medium density’ includes semi-detached, row, terrace, townhouses and villa units, flats and apartments in blocks of one or two storeys, and flats attached to houses. ‘High density’ includes flats and apartments in 3 storey and larger blocks.
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SUMMER FUN From enjoying a meal al fresco at your favourite cafe to taking a stroll in a local park, there are plenty of ways to get out and about in Camberwell this summer.
GET CLOSE TO NATURE Lower Reserve (260 Camberwell Rd) offers visitors to the Camberwell precinct easy access to green space. Find a park bench or a patch of grass to while away a sunny afternoon. Locals love the natural setting of Fritsch Holzer Park (18 Symonds St), which features a walking track, BBQ facilities and an off-lead area for dogs. There’s also Read Gardens (24 Stanhope Grove), a short walk from Camberwell Station, where you can read a book or enjoy lunch surrounded by lush lawns and old trees. The park has seating, tables and a small playground.
ABSORB THE ARTS
Whether you’re catching up with friends or taking a break, Camberwell is home to delicious cafes with plenty of al fresco dining. Summer is the perfect time to soak up some sunshine and enjoy the local scene. Cafes like Legacy (347 Camberwell Rd), My Other Brother (rear, 586 Burke Rd) and Collective Espresso (3 Cookson St) offer some great outdoor dining options. Grab a seat outside and enjoy your meal while taking in the atmosphere around you.
Check out a collection at the Australian Guild of Realist Artists gallery (1 Inglesby Rd) as well as free demonstrations, art competitions and short courses, including understanding colour theory and drawing. The Camberwell Library (340 Camberwell Rd) is the perfect place to grab your summer reads and learn a new skill. Join one of their workshops, including Instagram marketing for business or how to research your family history.
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HIT THE MARKETS If you’re searching for a rare gem, the Rotary Camberwell Sunday Market, which is held in the Market Place carpark, is famous for discovering treasures. Since 1976, the weekend market has enticed market lovers with antiques, vintage clothing, artwork and bric-a-brac. The Camberwell Fresh Food Market (519-525 Riversdale Rd) offers fruit and vegetables, flowers, fresh fish, meat and poultry, and is open from 7am every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
WANDER THROUGH THE LANEWAYS Take a moment in between browsing shops in the Camberwell precinct to enjoy some artwork. Several refurbishment projects recently beautified the area, including an art gallery of local landmarks in the laneway connecting Burke Rd and Market Place (near ANZ). Melbourne artist Stephen Baker revitalised the laneway that connects Market Place to Prospect Hill Rd with a geometric inspired design. There’s also an open laneway connecting Burke Rd and Market Place with cosy seats located opposite a vibrant mural.
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COOL BITES AND SIPS What’s summer without smoothies, juices, acai bowls and ice cream? Here’s a rundown of where to find the best chilled treats in Camberwell.
Make the most of summer vibes with a cooling and delicious smoothie full of fruit, vegetables and other superfood ingredients. Whether you’re in the mood for something creamy, nutty, green or tropical, you can find your favourite at Boost Juice (1/564 Burke Rd), My Other Brother (rear, 586 Burke Rd) and Euphoria Cafe & Wellness Centre (734 Burke Rd).
Why not start your morning or afternoon with a refreshing and energising acai bowl? These bowls come in hearty or snack sized servings and are packed full of flavour and goodness. Find the colourful creations at Acai Brothers (891 Burke Rd) and Legacy (347 Camberwell Rd). For those with a sweet tooth, treat yourself to a delicious ice cream from the selection at Baskin Robbins (734 Burke Rd).
BEER, WINE, COCKTAILS
Summer is all about catching up with friends and you’re spoilt for choice when selecting a place to meet for a drink in Camberwell. For an artfully created cocktail head to Bar None (72 Auburn Pde) or venture upstairs in the same building to East of Everything where you’ll find craft beer and city skyline views like no other. The Palace Hotel (893 Burke Rd) offers 13 beers and four ciders on tap, as well as live entertainment. Or enjoy a drink on a rooftop at Nineteenforty (above Rivoli Cinemas, 200 Camberwell Rd) – it’s the perfect spot to sip on a drink in a unique setting.
Discover the health benefits of fresh juices, especially during the warmer months. Evergrin Organics (499 Riversdale Rd) sources locally-produced food as much as possible and offers cold pressed, organic fruit and vegetable juice. Alternatively, pick a mix of fruit and vegetables from the juice bar at Coltivare (793 Burke Rd) or find something freshly squeezed from Camberwell Fresh Food Market (519-525 Riversdale Rd).
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G R E AT S U M M E R R E A D S From prize-winning authors to thrilling page-turners, here are the books to take to the beach, park or pool this summer.
NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney This story centres around the relationship of Connell and Marianne, who grew up in a small town in Ireland. When they both earn places at Trinity College in Dublin, a connection that has grown between them lasts long into the following years. Rooney does an exquisite job of telling a story about the intricacies of a relationship between two people which is often delicate and vulnerable, as many normal relationships are.
KILLING COMMENDATORE by Haruki Murakami When a portrait painter in Tokyo is abandoned by his wife, he finds himself hiding out in the home of famous artist Tomohiko Amada. When he uncovers a weird painting in the attic, he accidentally opens a series of mysterious circumstances. To close it, he must complete a journey. The trip involves a ringing bell, a two-foot-high physical manifestation of an idea, a businessman, a thirteen-year-old girl, a Nazi assassination attempt during World War II, a pit in the woods behind the artist’s home, and an underworld haunted by double metaphors.
NINE PERFECT STRANGERS by Liane Moriarty Nine stressed city dwellers check into a wellness resort and are keen to drop their literal and mental baggage. Watching over them is the resort’s director, a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies. But these nine perfect strangers have no idea what is about to hit them. Moriarty explores the depth of connection that can be formed when people are thrown together in unconventional circumstances.
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BECOMING by Michelle Obama Michelle Obama has emerged as one of the most iconic women of our time and this book has been described as “intimate, powerful and inspiring”. Her memoir invites readers into her world, recounting the experiences that have shaped her – from her childhood on the south side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time as First Lady of the United States of America.
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THE LOST MAN by Jane Harper Melbourne-based author Jane Harper has released her third novel, The Lost Man. The story is about two brothers who meet at the border of their cattle properties in the sunny outback of Queensland. They are at the stockman’s grave, a landmark so old that nobody can recall who is buried there. But the shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron. Something has been troubling Cameron. Did he lose hope and walk to his death?
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CAMBERWELL C ATC H - U P There has been plenty of activity taking place in Camberwell in recent months and lots in store for the coming weeks.
CHRISTMAS FAMILY DAY – DECEMBER 15 You’re invited to join us for Camberwell’s annual Christmas Family Day on Saturday, December 15. From 11am to 3pm, the Camberwell shopping precinct will offer a range of entertainment including live music, roving circus acts and rides on the antique fire truck with Santa. Visitors will also have the chance to participate in our much‑loved Where’s Rudolph? competition. Our Christmas Family Day is put on by the traders as a way to give back and say thank you to the community for their support throughout the year. The day offers a great opportunity for you to get your Christmas shopping done while enjoying the festive activities on offer in Camberwell. Full details at camberwellshopping.com.au
SHOP LOCAL IN CAMBERWELL THIS CHRISTMAS There’s no need to battle traffic or trek into the city – Camberwell is your one-stop for Christmas shopping this year. Avoid the hassle of big shopping malls
NEW DINING OPTIONS AT CAMBERWELL PLACE
Forget circling around stadium-sized car parks and fighting for a space, then having to trudge through crowded shopping malls. Instead, keep your dollar local and embrace open air street shopping in Camberwell. With more than 400 stores, if there’s something on your Christmas list, Camberwell has got it covered.
As part of refurbishment works, The Well shopping centre has re-branded to Camberwell Place, and the centre has announced that they will offer a new state-of-the-art dining precinct, due to open in December 2018.
Don’t risk late online orders
New tenants that will open soon include:
While we all love the convenience of shopping on the internet from the comfort of the couch, don’t risk presents arriving late due to delayed online orders. One way to avoid the risk of Christmas presents turning up late is to get them in person in Camberwell. You’ll be guaranteed to have the gifts on hand and ready to give to their recipients come the merry day.
• St Giles Wine Bar, Cellar and Pantry – a modern dining experience featuring an extensive wine list, “design-your-own” charcuterie boards and larger plates celebrating local produce
Shop local, support local
• Yum Yami – authentic Chinese fare specialising in handmade dumplings
Perhaps one of the best reasons to choose Camberwell for your Christmas shopping is to support local businesses. By purchasing your Christmas turkey or your party dress or your sister’s Christmas gift from local retailers, you’re keeping the local community afloat and interacting with retailers who own the shops they work in. And you can be assured of a more personal and friendly shopping experience.
• Just Italy – handmade pasta and pizza
• Sushi Pier – fresh sushi and sashimi prepared on site, using the highest quality ingredients. In addition to these retailers, Camberwell Place will offer several pop-up dining experiences, to be announced in late 2018.
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SHOP NEWS AINTREE GROUP
Aintree Group Chartered Accountants has recently opened in Camberwell. They can help with tax, strategic business advice, succession and retirement planning, and superannuation support.
Hawthorn Park’s Maple Residence has launched. The residential development will not only offer spacious, luxurious apartments but also features Melbourne’s first sky pool. It is positioned close to everything from shops, to public transport, to wellness centres and schools. To view the plans and find out more, visit the display suite at 208 Camberwell Rd.
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BUPA OPTICAL & HEARING
Shops 1-5, Camberwell Arcade, 600-606 Burke Rd New to Camberwell, Bupa Optical & Hearing offers quality eye and hearing care for members of all health funds. Whether you need a hearing aid or sunglasses, Bupa Optical & Hearing has you covered.
CAMBERWELL OSTEOPATHIC CLINIC 7-9 Cookson St
Camberwell Osteopathic Clinic has opened in Camberwell and offers a gentle, safe and effective form of hands-on therapy which primarily focuses on the treatment of the musculoskeletal system.
Level 1, 586-590 Burke Rd The Camberwell dance studio formerly known as Forever Dance has rebranded and is now called Dance586. The studio offers dance lessons in a range of styles including salsa, samba, bachata, tango, waltz, jive, cha cha and more.
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ROSE’S GOZLEME KITCHEN
Camberwell Fresh Food Market, 519-525 Riversdale Rd For authentic Middle Eastern cuisine, including spinach and cheese gozleme and stuffed eggplant, be sure to visit to Rose’s Gozleme Kitchen. The new retailer is located in Camberwell Fresh Food Market.
537 Riversdale Rd Spinning studio Sprinnt now offers corporate spinning themed classes and packages. It’s a great team-building event and an excellent way for staff to have fun while working out together. Details, call: (03) 9077 6972.
TRAVEL ASSOCIATES 560 Burke Rd
Travel Associates, a luxury travel agency that aims to provide impeccable service, has opened in Camberwell. Speak to them when planning your next holiday.
Camberwell Fresh Food Market, 519-525 Riversdale Rd Love empanadas? Then you’ll love the selection of sweet and savoury empanadas and alfajores from Empanada Emporium, a new addition to the Camberwell Fresh Food Market.
Camberwell Catch-up is sponsored by the Camberwell Centre Association. CamberwellShopping.com.au
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FAMILY DAY DEC EMBER 15, 11AM - 3PM You’re invited to celebrate Christmas in Camberwell with a great day full of FREE activities for the whole family. Catch a ride on Santa’s firetruck, get your photo taken in front of our photo wall and have your face painted. Camberwell has everything you need for Christmas.
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Find Rudolph in the Camberwell shopping precinct for the chance to win a $500 shopping voucher. Plus, each unique reindeer you find gives you one entry in our bonus prize draw.*
* Find any of the hidden ‘Rudolph’ posters on Camberwell shop windows. Tell us the name of the store where you found it to enter the $500 shopping voucher prize draw. Rudolph isn’t alone, every other UNIQUE reindeer poster you find gives you ONE entry in our bonus prize draw. See CamberwellShopping.com.au for more details.