Thursday 18th April

Taskers Media, Taskers Public Relations

Display Suite Open at Launch this Weekend

Developers design and construct with the flair and attention to detail of owner-builders. By Keren Bellos.

THE Taskers-Mosman Keys display suite will open as part of the prestigious waterfront development’s official launch this weekend, allowing visitors to see what boutique builder and developer Gary Dempsey would happily call home.

“I will only do projects in locations where I would be happy to live because if you wouldn't want to reside there yourself, how can you look potential buyers in the eye?" said Mr Dempsey, who is manager of the Mosman Park project.

“My business partner Drew Gillespie, from Dempsey Gillespie Construction, and I extend this principle to the apartment design and finish; we spend the time getting the design right, with attention to even the smallest detail as if we were going to live there.

“The design and finish of Taskers is such that even some of our sub-contractors have bought apartments. It’s an amazing location and there’s no other apartment site in Perth – and it’s unlikely there ever will be – where you will be able to stand on a balcony and see the surf at Leighton Beach and boats moored in the river.”

A joint venture between Gary Dempsey Developments, Dempsey Gillespie Construction, a syndicate set up by Australian Finance Group and the family of sailing champion, the late Rolly Tasker, the project will comprise a 1.4ha private enclave of four apartment buildings and eight luxury residences that is 700m from the ocean and 472m from the river.

Most apartments will afford panoramic river and ocean views or vistas of the 3000sqm central parkland.

The first of three stages, expected to commence in June, will comprise nine one-bedroom apartments, 29 two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments, nine three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartments, and four 180-500sq m penthouses, with prices ranging from $500,000 to about $3.7 million.
Mr Dempsey said 40 per cent of the apartments had sold off the plan before the official launch to a broad cross-section of buyers but mostly downsizers.

Taskers follows the success of his upmarket Bluewater apartment development in Scarborough and highlights his continuing commitment to cater for the premium property market.

Mr Dempsey said it was unacceptable that many developers, especially in the low to medium end of the market, were still delivering illconsidered apartments with pokey floor plans, low ceiling heights, poor acoustics, airconditioning units on balconies, and inferior finishes.

“This hardly inspires people to consider apartment living by choice and it doesn't need to be this way, nor should it be,” he said.

“Whether a buyer pays $500,000 or $2.8 million for a Taskers home, they get the same level of detail and finishes, and I think that’s important. The biggest advantage of being a builder developer is this ensures that the entire process from inception to handover is streamlined, cost effective and efficient.”

The display suite at 15 McCabe Street showcases Taskers apartments’ high ceilings, 2.7m high commercial-grade sliding doors, operational kitchen and bathroom, Gaggenau appliances and LED light fittings.
It will be open 10am to 3.30pm on Saturday and Sunday or by appointment. A six-storey viewing platform has also been
built at the site.