Building the dream on new ground
Buyers are flocking to new communities in the north and south. Sheradyn Holderhead reports.
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.