One of the most striking changes to Perth in the last decade or so has been the profusion of large, gleaming highrise apartment blocks. Sure, the city has long had an impressive skyline. But apart from the CBD it was mostly very low slung and laid back.

Now, there are numerous towering buildings, and not just in or near the city centre. Whenever one or more of these appears it really changes the whole feel of the surrounding area. As a result there are now many parts of Perth that are actually reminiscent of Sydney, which is utterly chockas with units. 

In any case this trend does seem to have reached its peak, with industry bodies predicting a glut of such dwellings within the next year or two