Location

NSW, Australia

Client

Thornbrook Properties P/L

Project

New Developments, Caringbah and Avalon

Overview

The construction cost was $12.36m with total development value of approximately $20M and had a construction period of 72 weeks which commenced early 2006.

Project Purpose

The project involved the development of around 0.85 hectares of prime land fronting a major road in the Sutherland Shire as a medium-density residential development delivering 40 dwelling units for Defence Housing Australia.

blueVisions’ Role

  • blueVisions played a pivotal role in rendering both development and project manager services spanning all areas of the project life cycle to bring the development to a successful closure, including initial feasibility studies and yield analysis.
  • The extensive site required the division of the project into two packages of 18 townhouses in one, and the remaining townhouses and villa in the other necessitating the submission and management of two separate development applications. The project required extensive discussion with the local Council for approvals and on account of the complicated nature of the proposal required adjudication from the Land and Environment Court for a final settlement for approvals.
  • The development presented all the typical challenges expected in a residential insertion of its type into an existing urban fabric.

Project Scope

The Client, Thornbrook Properties P/L engaged blueVisions to assist in the land acquisition, development management, and project management of the design, approvals and construction stages.

Challenges

  • The development required the acquisition of land, demolition of existing buildings, design and approvals and the subsequent construction to deliver a mix of 39 double-storied townhouses and a villa.
  • The development features an integrated mix of built and open spaces with various environmentally sustainable design initiatives. The development delivered extensive fresh landscaping with native trees and shrubs, in addition to dense boundary landscaping with feature landscaping and trees concentrated near the major road intersections. Whilst development resulted in the cutting down of some existing trees, a total of 120 new trees were replanted. The development also contributed to decreased stress on street parking in the area by providing a total of 64 new underground parking bays.

Outcomes to date

blueVisions successfully demonstrated the use of appropriate development and project management methodologies and approach to effectively manage risks and issues and to ultimately deliver on project objectives.