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Goldfields discloses plan for a $270 million high-class apartment complex in Windsor in the midst of the pandemic.
Construction and properties developer Goldfields Group discloses the construction plan of a multi-level and mixed-use twelve-story building on a 4500 parcel of land, despite the downward turn of the real estate economic activity. Goldfields acquired the land property located at a strategic corner road property in Raleigh Street from Jewish Care Victoria in a $35 million deal.
Lachlan Thompson, Goldfields’ chief operating officer, discloses the plan to capitalize on the forecast of the shortfall of luxury apartments by the middle of 2021. The sale, acquisition, and planning of the project was during the midst of the pandemic.
The real estate industry was struggling during the pandemic, with its tight social distancing and isolation protocols. Both commercial and residential projects were placed on hold as the entire world was in a pause. However, the global situation of the industry is starting to slope upwards.
A steady rise of demand for residential and commercial real estate is seen as quarantine restrictions and boundaries are lifted all throughout Australia. The swift conceptualization and planning by Goldfields’ bear fruit as it is now disclosing its plan as soon as the quarantine restrictions are lifted. The plan for a 12-story mixed-use building—includes 300 luxury apartments and 2500 square meters of retail space. As Thompson claims, this plan is an attempt to revitalize the economic activity of the area. However, this project by the Goldfields waits on the approval of the local government.
Another project proposal for a six-story building in the Windsor area spearheaded by Avi Naidu and Jonathan Hannam from Taronga Group was rejected by Victoria’s planning tribunal. Similar to Goldfields’ project, the rejected proposal from Sydney-based Taronga Group is a mixed-use building that includes a two-floor commercial and retail building. Nearby landowners and residents opposed the project for various reasons.
The decision regarding its greenlight was not granted during the statutory period, so the developer, Taronga Group, forwarded the case to Victoria’s planning tribunal. The proposal was rejected for reasons, such as environmental sustainability, amenity, height, and massing.