You can see them hovering and heaving, moving their mechanical arms like Transformers in the sky.
I count 17 cranes, dotted between semi-constructed towers that will soon be sleek, luxury apartments.
And while, at times, Newstead is a cacophony of construction, down on street level, the up-and-comers have already made themselves at home in anticipation of the boom.
This story first appeared in Australian Traveller’s Jun/July 2016 issue. Read the full story online here or click to view the PDF here.
© 2017 Celeste Mitchell.