Build­ing the dream on new ground

Buy­ers are flock­ing to new com­mu­ni­ties in the north and south. Sheradyn Holderhead re­ports.

The Advertiser - Real Estate - - Land Feature -

THE quin­tes­sen­tial Aus­tralian dream of own­ing a piece of land and build­ing your own home has con­tin­ued to be a top pri­or­ity for South Aus­tralians, proven by the suc­cess of metropoli­tan land re­leases.

So far this year there have been many new de­vel­op­ments, in­clud­ing the open­ing of a dis­play vil­lage at the heart of the Play­ford Alive re­newal project and the re­lease of the fi­nal stage at Maw­son Lakes, The Cas­cades.

The Fair­mont Homes Group re­leased the fi­nal 8ha stage of the Golden Grove devel­op­ment and is presently de­vel­op­ing the mas­ter plan for its new 77ha hous­ing devel­op­ment at Seaford Heights.

The Land Man­age­ment Cor­po­ra­tion is ex­pected to re­lease the mas­ter plan for South Aus­tralia’s first trans­porto­ri­ented devel­op­ment at the old Clip­sal site at Bow­den later this year.

The Or­chard at Direk, a mas­ter planned com­mu­nity in Sal­is­bury, has also been re­leased, com­pris­ing 228 lots in a va­ri­ety of sizes priced from $149,500 that can ac­com­mo­date mul­ti­ple styles and sizes of homes.

Cen­tury 21 sell­ing agent Greg Nybo says there has been sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est in Stage One, which was re­leased ear­lier this month.

‘‘One of The Or­chard’s key fea­tures is the fully land­scaped open spa­ces, in­clud­ing a mas­sive 1ha re­serve with a cricket pitch, bas­ket­ball board, hand­ball court and a walk­ing track,’’ Mr Nybo says. ‘‘Progress is al­ready un­der way for the dis­play home cen­tre which will open in early 2011 and fea­ture homes from a wide range of builders in­clude Ster­ling, Weeks & Mack­lin, World Con­cept Homes, Hick­in­botham and Dis­tinc­tive Homes.’’

On the south­ern metropoli­tan fringe, the fi­nal five lots are be­ing re­leased at the Sanc­tu­ary Precinct at Sun­day, which is close to Aldinga Beach. The lots, rang­ing in size from 506sq m to 697sq m, cost be­tween $146,000 and $179,900.

The Sun­day devel­op­ment, which was launched in 2004, boasts en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­ity, with an aquifer recharge sys­tem to sup­ply re­cy­cled wa­ter to parks and re­serves. It also man­dated the in­stal­la­tion of rain­wa­ter tanks for ev­ery home.

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