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NewQuay is set to grow

04 Jun 2015

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NewQuay is set to grow, with MAB Corporation last month revealing plans for its new residential precinct at NewQuay West.

NewQuay West will include six developments, comprising around 2000 new homes, an urban plaza, new pocket parks and the extension of the existing linear park and promenade.

The developer last month conducted community consultation sessions in Docklands and will next submit its revised development plan to Places Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning for comment, before lodging the plan with the Minister for Planning.

“It’s an exciting time for NewQuay,” MAB’s general manager of residential David Allt-Graham said. “With Monument Park opening last year and three more parks planned for the future there’s a strong focus on providing green spaces.”

The new precinct will be constructed between the existing NewQuay town houses and the Bolte Bridge, around the developing Ron Barrassi Senior Park.

The existing linear park in the town house precinct will be extended, tripling in size and forming a “green space link” between central NewQuay and Ron Barrassi Senior Park.

The park extension will add 29,000 sqm of parkland to NewQuay and will include new barbecue and picnic facilities, fitness stations and play spaces for children.

MAB also plans to construct a new public plaza, called Promenade Place, which will be located between waterfront buildings and will provide a pedestrian connection between Ron Barrassi Senior Park and the promenade.

NewQuay West will primarily be residential and, according to material provided at the community information sessions, new residents will stimulate the existing local retail economy.

According to the community session documentation: “The new master plan is sympathetic to the existing commercial landscape at NewQuay by proposing only minimal new retail areas that are ancillary to major uses.”

And according to MAB, the proposed plans were generally well received at the community consultation sessions.

“Most of our long-term residents at NewQuay are delighted to see additional green spaces that will continue to cater to the growth of the NewQuay community,” Mr Allt-Graham said.

Main access to the new precinct will be through Docklands Drive, which is currently being extended west into the site. Leven Avenue and Augusta Avenue will also be extended to connect with the new section of Docklands Drive.

The development plan for the new precinct is yet to be submitted for planning approval but MAB aims to begin construction on the first lot in early 2018.

It aims to continue developing most of the NewQuay West lots progressively through to 2026, but is yet to provide timing indications for the final lot, located on the waterfront in front of the sports ground.

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