Blackburne’s Oracle vision completed two months ahead of schedule

Source: Perth Now

Blackburne’s vision for inner-city living was realised this month with its $80 million Oracle project completed two months ahead of schedule.

On the corner of Stirling and Aberdeen streets, Perth Oracle includes 130 apartments, many of which have already been sold.

General manager of developments Jarrad Sizer said there had been strong demand, particularly for the large two- and three-bedroom apartments.

“We had included six three-bedroom penthouses in the plan and had to add another six, all of which have sold, except for one,” he said.

There was also demand for extra parking, and another floor was added, giving most two-bedroom apartments access to two car bays.

Mr Sizer said purchasers were mainly owner-occupiers, including people downsizing from suburbs like Mt Lawley and North Perth, and young professionals.

“This area is becoming a lifestyle hub, a place to go, with the Heath Ledger Theatre, $400 million upgrade to the museum and the revitalisation of the Stirling Street precinct,” he said.

“Despite what people say, there is definitely a demand for inner-city apartment living, but it’s for high-quality projects with outstanding common areas.

“At Blackburne, we focus on providing a range of communal areas for residents to use. We want to build communities, not just have a group of people living in the same building.

“We hold a range of events to bring people together, and that community spirit is already developing at our Aria development in Swanbourne, where residents have started a dog-walking group, and we expect that same sense of community to grow at Oracle.”

Blackburne has spent more than $2 million on the common facilities at Oracle, with inspiration coming from as far afield as the US.

Residents will be able to enjoy the level 21 rooftop, with private dining facilities, several barbecue areas and a media room, against the backdrop of spectacular views of Perth.

They can even enjoy a drink or meal in futuristic white ‘pods’ inspired by Las Vegas.

There is also a wellness hub on the fourth floor, with a gym, yoga studio, pool with a wading area and seating, outdoor shower and lounge area.

A grand opening for Oracle will be held on Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, from noon to 4pm. There is a good mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments still available, with prices starting from $395,000.