08 June 2019   

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The suburbs of Haynes and Hilbert, just west of Armadale’s city centre, are home to Stockland’s and the Department of Communities’ thriving Sienna Wood estate. The area is preparing for a massive transformation as part of Wungong Urban, set to become one of Australia’s most innovative and sustainable urban developments.

An initiative of the State Government, the Wungong Urban redevelopment will feature new homes for around 40,000 people, a new town centre, new schools and a multitude of parklands, sports and recreational facilities and open spaces. 

Col Dutton, General Manager Residential at Stockland, said Sienna Wood was ground zero for Wungong Urban and savvy buyers were recognising the enormous potential of the area. 

“Sienna Wood is not only Stockland’s most affordable community in Western Australia but also one of the state’s most popular and is quickly becoming a key destination with the renowned Shipwreck Park and Mooba Café, and more plans on the horizon,” Mr Dutton said. 

“The region is expected to see a rapid growth in population in coming decades, bringing with it a host of opportunities for employment, business, education and retail hubs.

“Homebuyers are realising the potential of the area and are seeing Sienna Wood as an ideal place to raise their families due to the outstanding liveability and value for money on offer.” 

Sienna Wood was named in the top three highest selling residential communities in WA during the December 2018 quarter in the National Land Survey by Research4. 

Mr Dutton said in the past 12 months, they’d seen an influx of singles looking to purchase their first home and couples looking to start a growing family.

This month, the community welcomed the new Hilbert Kids Active Early Learning Centre into the neighbourhood and the much anticipated $2.6 million Explorer Park will launch in July.

Set across 4.8 hectares, the park will cater to a range of ages with the centerpiece playground featuring an imaginative Tree of Life Tower, an eight-metre high climbing structure complete with tunnel slides, viewing platforms and climbing nets.

Sienna Wood’s growing popularity among families has inspired resident Kaye Mendes and husband Reza, along with friend Craig Ryan, to create the Kids Active Early Learning Centre, a long day care, out of school hours facility as well as a before and after school care centre, on the hillside region of the community. 

“Sienna Wood is a growing area. It’s becoming huge in terms of growth and development of young families,” Mrs Reza said.

“The development that is projected for Sienna Wood, particularly with the future school opposite our centre, is great – it’s a haven for families. 

Ahead of its opening, the early learning centre already had a waitlist of 50 children. 

Mr Dutton said family activities such as Sienna Woods’ free fitness sessions, free RSPCA dog training, outdoor movies during summer and school holiday activities were a drawcard for residents and visitors.

“Easy connections are also an important consideration for families and new roadworks are underway to make neighbouring Armadale Road wider from Tapper Road to Anstey Road to create a four lane dual carriageway,” he said.

“The upgrade project will also create new intersections and roundabouts and will significantly help improve commutes to Cockburn Train Station and Cockburn Gateway Shopping centre. 

“Such significant infrastructure works show the State Government’s commitment to helping to transform the Haynes-Hilbert region into a vibrant place to live.” 

Home and land starts from $271,900* for a three bedroom, two bathroom house making home affordability a true reality for buyers. 

Residents are just minutes from the existing Haynes Shopping Centre, Armadale Shopping City, Xavier Catholic Primary School and Armadale Train Station.

For more details on Sienna Wood, visit the Sienna Wood Sales and Information Centre at the corner of Forrest Road and Weatherly Way in Hilbert, or call 13 LAND or visit www.stockland.com.au/sienna-wood.