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Suburban Sydneysiders selling up en bloc

NSW state govt lets developers build flats on sites occupied by detached homes

THE OLD AUSTRALIAN DREAM: The idealised suburban lifestyle of a standalone house with a grassy backyard, swimming pool and barbecue is giving way to an apartment or a townhouse in the city as property developers start to build up instead of out.


AFTER spending half their lives in a four-bedroom house in the suburbs of Sydney, the Dunkerleys are selling the family home to a developer, who plans to build 141 apartments on the site.

"We're very happy with the price," said Chris Dunkerley, a 64-year-old retiree who