Heritage Parc by McCloy Group
The winner of this year’s Residential Development category was Heritage Parc by McCloy Group.
Heritage Parc is a 450 lot residential development located within the Local Government Area of Maitland. Stage One comprises 51 home-sites (ranging from 536m2 to 1,153m2), a display village, three parks including a children’s playground; netball and basketball courts; a soccer pitch, cycleway and an outdoor art gallery.
This project has been designed in a way that not only accommodates the constraints of the site but also promotes the attributes of the site. Constraints include the adjacent industrial premises to the north and west and the Great Northern Railway to the south.
Extensive buffers have been established to mitigate the impact of these constraints together with landscape sound mounds and acoustic walls that have all been established up front prior to the release of the first block of land.
Given the prior use of the site as a golf course, the natural topography of the land and its extensive waterways are important assets considered as key design components of the estate.
These assets are highlighted as you enter the estate with the expanse of water visible along the entry road and also as you travel around the main collector road.
Internally the site is also well connected via a main road and a series of off-road cycleways.
On top of this, the estate boasts 11 parks that have been positioned throughout the estate to provide for a variety of activities for future residents.
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The judges awarded a Commendation to Bunya by UrbanGrowth NSW.
With views to the Blue Mountains, this sustainable new residential community is located in the epicentre of Western Sydney. Its proximity to Doonside Railway Station and Doonside Public School means the development can support higher residential densities in comparison to surrounding suburbs. UrbanGrowth NSW responded by providing a mix of detached and semi-detached Torrens title properties.
Bunya’s urban form encourages strong visual connections to the adjacent parklands, providing green corridors and east-west riparian corridors as public open space.
Lot sales began in February 2011, and 754 lots have been delivered to date. The project’s success can be attributed to a focus on commercial, environmental and social considerations including a pricing strategy that caters to first home buyers and young families.
Water sensitive urban design principles and best-practice environmental planning and design were employed throughout the project, adding another crucial dimension to this development. When complete, Bunya will accommodate 820 new homes and 3000 residents.
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