Unit block to rise high in new development
SUBURB TO GET FIRST 10-STOREY BUILDING
THE first 10-storey high-rise building in Mt Druitt is set to change the area’s skyline.
The proposal for Mt Druitt Central, a development that will spread across three towers, was given the go-ahead by Blacktown Council last week.
The site will include a mix of 15 commercial shops and 268 residential units, mostly two-bedroom floorplans.
Ausunion Property Investment Group development manager Jerry Wang said he saw potential in Mt Druitt and wanted to create something new.
“It is a very metropolitan community, with local schools, a Westfield shopping centre, train stations, a hospital and TAFE is not far from there,” Mr Wang said.
The corner block of land at 1 Zoe Pl, Mt Druitt, spans 6525sq m and fronts Zoe Pl and Mount St.
Planet X is currently on the site but the building will be demolished. Construction is due to start next year and is expected to take three years.
According to the REA Group, the property sold for $6.3 million in September.
The project will cost about $120 million. Blacktown Mayor Stephen Bali said the development was going to dramatically alter the look and appeal of the Mt Druitt area.
“There will be a massive change in the streetscape,” Cr Bali said, adding that the timing was ideal.
“Real estate prices are booming, so it makes it affordable, and having people in the CBD of Mt Druitt is good because it will revitalise the area.
“This will test the local market as far as demand goes but being a modern fa- cility in a prime location, I think it will fit fairly nicely.” Without marketing, 50 of the units have already sold.
The next release is expected to go on sale in the next month and prices start from about $550,000.
Brooks Projects Architects principal Peter Brooks said the company was excited to be involved in the pioneering project.
“Mt Druitt is a good area for urban regeneration, to create these sorts of developments that bring people into the centre of town,” he said.
Mr Brooks said he drew a modern and efficient design for the buildings, to suit the growing suburb.
“It is very difficult because we are doing something out there that has not been done before,” Mr Brooks said.
“We are looking at something affordable so the market of units is reasonably efficient in the way they use their area but they have a good outlook, terraces and have all got ensuites.”
The units will also have stylish kitchens and bathrooms, balconies and access to communal open spaces in each north-facing building.
“That was important in the design,” Mr Brooks said.
The first 10-storey high-rise building will be built in Mt Druitt and will include 268 residential units.