A stalac-tight hold on the market

A stalac-tight hold on the market

When you say you’ll put down a deposit on a property, you probably don’t mean the mineral variety. But that’s precisely what Canterbury-Bankstown residents encountered when they purchased from developer plans a few years ago.

The NSW government has put dodgy developers on notice for poorly constructed buildings, as major defects have been on the rise.

In Sydney’s west, one apartment block had such questionable plumbing that water was flowing through the entire structure and eroding the concrete.  The building became so damp that stalactites were growing in the garage.


“It’s just like going to the Jenolan Caves”,

said one apartment owner.


That’s not only an obvious safety issue, but also a prime health hazard.  And to top it all off – the developer has left the country, so there’s precious little the owners can do about it.

A recent strata management survey found the most common problems to be waterproofing and fire safety, with a jaw-dropping 39% of builds between 2015 – 2021 having serious defects.  And NSW is undoubtedly not the only market to cop it.

Though not every build will be perfect, there’s certainly much cause for alarm.  Especially when you invest your hard-earned dollars into a development, hoping to profit, not lose money.


So, let’s talk about the GSA approach. 


We are 100% invested in your investment.  GSA prides itself on only working with Melbourne’s most highly vetted developers and planners.  And we go to great lengths to perform careful due diligence before the build and monitor the process every step of the way.

Our finance and legal teams work together to ensure that all our “i”s are dotted and all our “t”s are crossed.  We’re dedicated to giving you the best possible investment outcome, so you can be assured your property will be less cave and more temple.

Give us a call to find out where to start.


Why Mont Albert?

Why Mont Albert?

They say this relatively small, eastern suburb was most likely named after the husband of Queen Victoria, Albert, Prince Consort.  And it’s certainly become a realm unto itself.

A 30-minute train ride from the city, it’s a sunny, multi-cultural mix of locals ready to make you feel right at home.

The heart and soul of this friendly Melbourne nook is Hamilton Street.  Choc-a-block full of cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants, dedicated locals and hungry visitors are definitely spoilt for choice.  French, Italian, Turkish, Lebanese, Asian, Modern Australian – you name it!

And it’s not just for the grown-ups.  Stately-green Kingsley Gardens is the perfect spot for kids to run off some steam while parents lay a picnic on the freshly-mown lawns.  It’s the ideal destination for family trips and adds to the devoted sense of local community.

With its cosy village atmosphere, Mont Albert has all the charm and convenience you need.  From bakeries to fresh produce, post office to boutique florist, it’s more than just a locale.  Op shops, clothing, home furnishings, and health & beauty services add to a way and ease of life.


Residents have this to say of their beloved suburb:



“Great little leafy suburb.”

“The Eastern Suburb’s best kept secret.”

“Family-friendly safe haven from the grime of the city.”

“Affluent, family-oriented town.”


So, how will GSA add to this captivating lifestyle?

We’re about to build a suite of large, 3-bedroom, open-plan townhouses.  Ideal for families and downsizers, these luxury dwellings will soon become a renowned address.

Want to get in on it?

Then come and have a chat with us today.  We can meet in person or remotely. Whatever’s more convenient and comfortable for you.

This is your chance to score a piece of premium real estate without having to compromise your budget.  That means you have the power to change your financial future.  What have you got to lose?

Why Malvern East?

Why Malvern East?

We couldn’t go past Malvern East without mentioning the largest shopping centre in the southern hemisphere: Chadstone.  That’s a pretty good starting point.  And with its charmingly green and picket-fenced family neighbourhoods, it’s hard to believe this idyllic hideaway is a mere 20-minute drive from the city.

Shopping, convenience, accessibility, and serenity.  It’s easy to see why people are in no hurry to leave.  This baby says lifestyle, lifestyle, lifestyle.

It even offers a little nod to New York with its very own Central Park.  A bustling epicentre of this picturesque suburb, attracting the likes of cricketers, fitness fanatics, and energetic swing-hungry kids.  It’s a freshly-mown haven created for the young and young at heart.

Malvern East has become a firm favourite among prosperous families and leisurely retirees alike, with beautiful homes, tree-lined avenues, and perfectly manicured gardens.  Long-term residents abound as they soak up the suburb’s generous culture and community.


What do the locals have to say?


“Lots of green space.”

“Very convenient.”

“Family-friendly suburb with great transport and green parks.”

“Peaceful and progressive.”

“A perfect pocket.”

So, it’s no surprise that we chose Malvern East to build a boutique collection of four townhouses. With large courtyards and individual lifts from secure basement parking, it’s an attractive opportunity for growing families and downsizers.  It’s one of our fully subscribed projects currently in the post-demolition stage.

If you’re interested in investing in one of our developments, why not have a chat with us about how to get on board?  You can come to us, or we can come to you.  We can even hook up a meeting remotely.  We’re just a phone call away.

There’s never been a better time to snap up a piece of prime real estate for a fraction of the cost – so you can watch your earnings grow.

Why Kew?

Why Kew?

Looking for a gritty, grungy pocket of Melbourne with tirelessly rowdy nightlife?  Then you won’t be heading to Kew!

Quite the opposite, Kew’s charming, family-friendly locale puts on a show of stately homes and esteemed schools.

Another of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs, it’s easy to see why it’s fast become an inner-city suburban dream.  With bustling shopping strips and dining options aplenty, life is pretty good here.

Ample parklands and impressive golf courses create a haven for retirees, only too willing to slow down to a comfortable, relaxed pace.  Many are downsizers who find the safe and established neighbourhood rather appealing.  And white-collared professionals with families looking for top schools on the peaceful city-fringe can’t get enough of the lively community feel.

As an older district dating back to the 1800s, period homes abound, from Victorian to Edwardian, right through to mid-century structures.  Art deco mansions can also be seen amongst an array of more contemporary dwellings.

Local agent says many homebuyers are families, citing the schooling as second to none. “It caters to many homebuyers in search of location, community, schooling, and culture.” And with no shortage of public transport options, it’s super easy to get to where you want to go.


Can you see why we decided to build here?


GSA’s Princess Street project comprises 5 large townhouses, ultra-modern designs with city skyline orientation and individual lifts to all floors.  It’s within walking distance to Kew Junction and enjoys easy city access.  It’s perfect for lifestyle-seeking families and active seniors alike.

If you’re interested in investing in our Kew project, why not have a chat with us about how to get on board?  You can come to us, or we can come to you.  We can even hook up a meeting remotely.  We’re just a phone call away.

Why Glen Iris?

Why Glen Iris?

Once the butt of many a Barry Humphries’ joke, it seems that no one’s laughing about Glen Iris now.

Humphries’ much-loved character, Sandy Stone, was portrayed as a decent but dull pensioner living in Melbourne’s dreary, middle-class, middle ring suburbs.  Fast forward twenty-odd years, and Glen Iris is now dubbed one of the city’s most peaceful and affluent suburbs, bursting with new life.

Yes, it’s ripped down the middle by the Monash Freeway.  And no, it doesn’t have the period streetscapes and shopping precincts of Camberwell and Malvern.  But residents say its appeal lies within its easy reach to the city and its excellent schools and recreational facilities. Not to mention being home to the famous Harold Holt Swim Centre.  It also boasts wide, tree-lined streets and quiet cul-de-sacs, interspersed with plenty of playgrounds and (off-leash dog) parks.


Here’s what some of the locals had to say


“We love the beautiful leafy streets, the parks, and its proximity to good schools.”.

“It’s not too far from Prahran and South Yarra for a bit of fun!”.

“It’s quiet and safe, so really appealing to young families.”

“It’s just a great place to grow up and raise a family”.


Agents say it’s proving to be popular for first home buyers and investors due to its city-fringe location.

That’s why we’ve chosen Glen Iris to build a suite of luxury apartments with ample terraces, underground parking, and premium features and fittings. The block offers a golden opportunity for families, couples, and singles alike to snap up a piece of leafy-green inner Melbourne suburbia.

If you’re interested in investing in our Glen Iris project, why not have a chat with us about how to get on board?  You can come to us, or we can come to you.  We can even hook up a meeting remotely.  We’re just a phone call away.

Why Brighton tops the leisure class

Why Brighton tops the leisure class

Brighton retains the title of one of Melbourne’s top suburbs in terms of lifestyle and proximity.  So, it’s no surprise that the residents here never want to leave!

With its fresh bay breezes, six-kilometre shoreline, and a wealth of shopping and entertainment options, there’s very little reason for locals to venture elsewhere.

Royal Brighton Yacht Club GM, Hannah Catchpole, openly sings the suburb’s praises, saying there’s nowhere else she’d rather be.

“When you move to Brighton, you are here for life.  You have everything you need on your doorstep.”

People come from all around just to get a taste.  From classically trained chefs (who once cooked for the rich and famous on the Greek Islands) – to Italy’s authentic pizzeria royalty, the jewel of Bayside offers a superior local experience.

And it’s not only good eats and swanky shops that get the heart racing; with the suburb also boasting superb architecture and luxury amenities.

One such piece of sought-after real estate is GSA’s Rooding Street development, featuring deluxe 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.

With Bay Street only a few hundred metres away and the idyllic sandy beaches within strolling distance, the complex is also close to some of Melbourne’s finest schools and local transport.

Empty nesters and downsizers are particularly fond of Brighton, keen to soak up its leisurely yet cosmopolitan vibe.  But the prized suburb really has something for everyone, from single professionals to young families.

It’s easy to see why you’d want the opportunity to claim a little piece of Brighton for your own.  And we can certainly help you do that.

Our senior consultants are only too happy to guide you through the process to see you become one of Bayside’s elite.

So, ditch the hard work and go straight to the top of the class.