How's crime in the Redcliffe, Belmont, Cloverdale, Kewdale pocket these days? With the stadium and Great Eastern Highway upgrade, the area is surely set to explode, but the old image of these being rough suburbs probably needs to be updated?
Piara Waters probably has a bad rep after the weekend.... the result of one guy's party.
IMO redcliffe deserves the reputation it has, the flight noise is shocking, the crime is high and if you want to live on the edge visit the IGA there... never has a credit card been inspected with such suspicion (must have photo ID). That's when you make it to the counter because there is always an argument going on about somehting. Gotta love the $2 2 litres of mik tho... bargain. the smell of avgas on the morning air is truly disgusting and I genuinely worry about what the health effects on the local population
In regard to redcliffe & planes. There are two specific areas of Redcliffe, an area under the flight path and an area not under the flight path which is referred to as "the top end". So yes I agree it is perception. A lot of people FIFO are moving into these areas so they don't spend their down time traveling to airport & paying parking or taxi costs.
yes true, the 2 people I know who are fifo live in Eden Hill and Henley Brook and they both consider those suburbs close and convienient to airport.I question this. I am FIFO and only one person I know out of about 50 lives close to the airport and he lives in Belmont. These are 8/6 and 5/2/4/3 FIFOers so they are regular flyers.
The ones on longer rosters would most definitely not live near the airport as they fly much less. I.e. a 4/1 roster worker would only fly twice in 5 weeks.
In the end a $50 taxi fare is the last thing you care about after working 12-14 hours on site.
I believe the top end comment refers to Rivervale not Redcliffe, but happy to be informed.