Stockland was joined by the Mayor of Hobsons Bay Council, Cr Peter Hemphill, today to officially open one of the first green spaces for the new mixed-use precinct in Altona North.
The new park and playground are centrally located within Haven, Stockland’s medium-density community in Melbourne’s inner-west. Set across 4,000 square metres, the park incudes a playground designed for four to 10-year-olds, a picnic shelter and barbeque facilities, bike racks as well as an open grass area for entertainment and play.
Stockland General Manager for Communities Victoria, David Allington said: “It is an exciting milestone to open one of the first parks at the former industrial site in North Altona, which was rezoned by the Victorian Government in 2018 with ongoing planning led by Hobsons Bay Council.
“It is a privilege to join Hobsons Bay Council on the journey to revitalise this precinct, drawing on our experience partnering with local councils on a shared vision to deliver active, medium-density communities.
“The opening of the central park and playground coincides with the first handful of residents moving into their new homes. What sets Haven apart is the opportunity for first homebuyers and young families to access new, affordable and well-designed homes in the popular inner-west, just a short commute to the CBD.
“In addition to the park, current and future residents will come to enjoy a community with walkable, landscaped streets that will lead them to a future planned town centre, community centre and commercial area,” said Mr Allington.
The sustainable and low maintenance townhomes include 1.5kW of solar panels, double glazing and either a rainwater tank or solar hot water unit, helping them achieve an average 6.5 star Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NaHERS) rating. Sustainability measures will extend across Haven with parks and trees watered by passive irrigation from captured stormwater.
Cr Peter Hemphill, Mayor of Hobsons Bay Council said: “With Central Park and the surrounding townhomes, it is wonderful to see this new residential neighbourhood take shape meeting the high design and liveability standards expected of Melbourne’s urban renewal projects.
“In line with the comprehensive development plan developed jointly by State and local government, we are on track to creating a high-quality residential precinct that provides housing choice, and easy walking access to local shops and services,” said Cr Hemphill.
Haven was launched to potential homebuyers virtually in October 2020. Featuring 289 two-, three- and four-bedroom townhomes, the $225 million medium density community is in a prime location just 11 kilometres west of Melbourne’s CBD and close to the Westgate Freeway and future Westgate Tunnel.
For more information visit the Stockland Haven website or the Facebook Page here.