On Saturday I went past a little house which I bet is affordable. You could say the location was convenient for transport — near Laverton station and the freeway. To be precise, it’s wedged Castle-like in a spot between the Werribee/Geelong railway line and the M1 — in fact the house is about as close as you can get to actually being on the freeway on-ramp. I can’t imagine the amount of noise from cars, trucks and trains that they must endure at that spot, not to mention the air quality issues.
I think this is the listing: 22 High Street, Laverton, and the way they’re plugging it is with the headline “Family filled on acre” (eh?) and the text proclaiming “Located within walking distance to the train station, schools and with sensational access to the freeway” and it mentions “ample access”. Which is all true. Well, if you call living on the freeway access road, and having the freeway fifty metres from your front lawn, without even a sound barrier to muffle the noise “sensational”, that is.
I thought when I went past that it had a Sold sticker on the sign, but perhaps not. Will be watching to see how much it sells for. I wonder how good the sound-proofing is? Or maybe whoever moves in will use ear plugs and air-conditioning with a filtration system. I wish them luck.