The Victorian Government has released a report following a consultation with the community on what apartments of the future should look like. 

With the rise of Gen Y as occupiers, both as renters and owners - they have strong opinions on what their living space should look like and what amenities are required nearby.

The article provides a snapshot of the most popular likes, dislikes and favoured aspects of apartment living. 

There was strong support for a minimum apartment size regulation and the need for natural light and ventilation was top of the list.  The benefits to apartment living were seen to be lower transport costs and maintenance and being closer to dining & recreation precincts. 

At a minimum, the feedback provides suppliers of apartment product with the bare essentials of what is needed to attract future occupiers and the Victorian Government should act on the feedback when making planning decisions.