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The iconic places that shape our cities

08 December 2023

The last couple of decades have seen Frasers Property Australia design and deliver a raft of award-winning communities that are exemplars in urban design and placemaking. As loveable as they are liveable, these are the iconic places that shape our cities and suburbs for the better.

Burwood Brickworks, VIC

A new kind of urban village built on community and sustainability

Shopping malls aren’t commonly associated with the environment. But, at Burwood Brickworks, Frasers Property created what was recognised as the world’s most sustainable shopping centre in 2021, and established a better way to build for an entire industry.

The heart of a thriving urban village built on the site of a former brick manufacturing plant, Burwood Brickworks is an exemplar of contemporary neighbourhood design, with an attractive urban plaza, village green parklands, cycling and walking paths, dining, entertainment and convenience shopping, A variety of property typologies including apartments, detached and semi-detached homes as well as land lots were snapped up by local buyers in record time, with the project going on to win a slew of accolades including Design Excellence and Medium Density Development at the UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence.

Central Park Sydney, NSW

Sydney’s must-visit downtown destination

Stepping onto the grounds of Central Park Sydney today, it’s hard to believe that a just over a decade ago this was a derelict site on one of Sydney’s busiest streets. After a $2 billion makeover, Central Park’s Spice Alley is full of diners enjoying the best of Asian street cuisine. Shoppers and cinema-goers stream in and out of Central Park Mall’s jungled interior, while sun-kissed residents laze on the manicured lawns of Chippendale Green.

With lush vertical gardens and a mirrored heliostat, One Central Park as become one of Sydney’s most instagrammed buildings. Comprising residential, student living, a multi-level shopping centre, commercial office space, child-care facilities and multiple hotels, this thriving inner-city neighbourhood is Australia’s most awarded mixed-use development.

Cova, QLD

The high-water mark in coastal community creation

From its centrepiece marina and promenade to picturesque lakes and canals, wherever you turn at Cova, you’re met with the calming perspective of water.

Whether it’s boating, fishing, or dining at the water’s edge, Cova was designed to celebrate everything that makes this stunning slice of southeast Queensland so alluring.

Emphasising lifestyle and recreation, Cova includes nine parks, two lakes, more than 5km of walking and cycle paths, and the Cova Boathouse—an exclusive residents’ recreation club featuring a 25m lap pool, work pod, gym, barbecue, and kitchen facilities. Modern coastal streetscapes dotted with apartments, terraces, and expansive family homes with private pontoons allowed for a diversity of residents to share in this quiet and secure Hope Island enclave.

Discovery Point, NSW

Combining the tranquillity of waterside living with the pulse of the city

Tucked away in Sydney’s inner south-west, just 10kms from the CBD as the crow flies, is one of the city’s hidden gems: Discovery Point. Its 3,500+ residents enjoy resort- style living virtually unheard of anywhere else this close to a major capital city: architecturally designed apartments with waterfront access to Cooks River, expansive parklands and playgrounds, a piazza-style village market and meeting place, indoor/outdoor heated swimming pools, gymnasiums, and walking trails.

Discovery Point abounds with smart, sustainable initiatives designed to ensure that nature and neighbourhood can thrive together. With its own water recycling plant on-site, there’s more on hand for irrigation of the community’s drought-tolerant parks and gardens. Reflecting the changing nature of car ownership and sustainable transport options, Discovery Point has its own car-share service and train station—just one stop from Sydney’s Domestic Airport. No wonder this charming waterside neighbourhood continues to delight all who discover it.

Freshwater Place, VIC

A bridge between Melbourne’s history and future

Nestled on the southern bank of Melbourne’s Yarra River, the mixed-use residential, retail, and commercial precinct today known as Freshwater Place has always been a meeting point. With an important indigenous heritage and then subsequent development of warehouses and wharves as Melbourne’s first port in the late 1800s, Southbank’s evolution continues to bring people together in the pursuit of art, commerce, and riverside prosperity.

In 2005, Frasers Property set out to redevelop this neglected precinct of Melbourne, restoring its former glory as a trading post and meeting place, while reconnecting it with the thriving streets and laneways across the river. The resulting masterplan combined 37 floors of highly sought after office space with riverside restaurants and retail amenity, as well as luxury apartment living with fully equipped gym, rooftop garden, function space, theatre, pool, sauna, and more.

Port Coogee, WA

Where every day is a holiday

Ask the residents of Port Coogee and they’ll tell you they’d never live anywhere else. With its laid-back coastal charm and picturesque location, it’s not hard to see why. But a great place to live is only part of Port Coogee’s story; the neighbourhood is also evolving into a world-class oceanfront destination and drawcard with a planned 300-berth marina, waterfront dining precinct, a vibrant Main Street, and a mix of townhomes, apartments, and short-stay accommodation all connected by pedestrian-friendly corsos and laneways.

A feast for the senses—the sound of flip flops on the footpath and children’s laughter in the waterfront park combine with the smell of seaspray and the sight of the glittering Indian Ocean stretching away to the horizon—it’s easy to see why residents say that every day’s a holiday at Port Coogee.

Queens Riverside, WA

In the heart of the action Queens Riverside, WA

Featuring beautifully landscaped open links, spectacular water features and gardens, and a European-inspired piazza that flows seamlessly between four architecturally arresting apartment buildings, Queens Riverside celebrates the unique beauty of the Swan River and the surrounding native parklands and reserves. All within strolling distance to the world-renowned WACA Ground, Trinity College, and Queens Gardens.

When it’s time to retreat to home, there are exclusive amenities to enjoy—including pools, hot tubs, residents’ lounge, cinema-style theatre room, fully equipped gym, and resident concierge services. The precinct also includes Fraser Suites Perth, offering short and long- stay options, that make Queens Riverside a place to call home for a day, a week…or forever.

Shell Cove, NSW

The perfect day out, decades in the making

First envisioned in the 1990s, Shell Cove has emerged as a must-visit destination on the NSW south coast. The largest coastal tourist/residential development ever initiated by a local government in Australia, Shell Cove is a joint venture between Shellharbour City Council and Frasers Property Australia.

Home to more than 3,000 Shellharbour families, the centrepiece of the neighbourhood is The Waterfront — a charming harbourside precinct featuring a 145-berth marina, a kids beach, a dining hub encompassing bars, cafes, and a tavern, a town centre with a Woolworths and shops, as well as a future library, community centre, and Crowne Plaza hotel. The result is the creation of an exciting new south coast tourism destination that’s proving a huge hit with locals and visitors alike.

Yungaba, QLD

From colonial landmark to luxury riverfront living

Nestled on the banks of the Brisbane River just 800m from the bustling CBD, sits one of Frasers Property Australia’s most unique projects: Yungaba. Centered around historic Yungaba House, this masterplanned residential community comprises four apartment buildings connected by expansive manicured gardens, and 10 unique residences lovingly restored and renewed by Frasers Property alongside a team of the nation’s best heritage consultants.

Transforming Yungaba while preserving more than a century of history was no easy feat. A specialist team of architects, builders, acoustic engineers, and landscape designers were assembled to manage the delicate process of heritage design and restoration. The result is a beautiful and inviting residential enclave incorporating a suite of world-class residences that will keep this unique slice of Brisbane history alive for generations to come.

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