A 2,000-home estate is expected to give residents more than a sporting chance, with everything from basketball to baseball fields and bike jumps to barbecues being among the foregrounds.
A new 2,000-home estate in Donnybrook, north Melbourne, is set to bring art and sport together.
Built on the site of the former Baker’s Dairy, the 135ha Heartford development by Satterley will offer its first 30 blocks for sale from June 4.
Satterley Victoria and Queensland managing director Jack Hoffman said all homes in the scheme would be within walking distance of green space thanks to an “unusually large amount of open space”.
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This includes 2.19ha of local parks and a conservation area already locked for development.
A further 8ha of playgrounds are expected to form part of an enclosure structure plan for the area which is also expected to include a supermarket, specialist shops and a primary school.
But it’s the sports zone that should excite residents and could add four baseball diamonds, six tennis courts, a clubhouse and a playground to the zone.
On top of that, the developer also plans to add a separate half-court basketball court, skate area, in-ground trampoline, fitness stations, ping-pong tables, and a bike path with jumps.
“We certainly hope residents get the most out of the outdoor centers,” Hoffman said.
Although plans are yet to be finalized, the estate will also have a range of mosaic artwork installed at its main entrance and in a number of its public areas.
Over the coming years the estate will offer a mix of 250 affordable townhouses and smaller plots immediately around the main infrastructure of the estate, with larger blocks up to 512m².
A small park with a basketball court and barbecue area is being built next to the sales office.
The first release in Heartford will feature blocks ranging from 273-512m², with prices starting at $273,000.
The launch will take place online, on a first-click, first-served basis.
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Originally published as Donnybrook estate kicks off with big plans for sports fans