Midtown: North-west Sydney’s newest neighbourhood

18 November 2020

Designed for 100 per cent walkability, Sydney’s newest urban neighbourhood will position residents just 500 metres from the largest business and retail centres outside the CBD.

Set to become the “new heart of Macquarie Park”, the $2.2 billion Midtown community will span 8.2 hectares, of which a third will be open space, with walking and cycling trails linking residents to work, transport, retail, services and entertainment. Developed by Frasers Property, Midtown will feature a mix of approximately 3300 residences integrated with community facilities, including two childcare centres, a proposed primary school, aged care, a new central park, pocket parks and playgrounds, a community centre, pool and gym.

Residents will be able to walk to work in Macquarie Park’s business centre or to commute from the new Metro station. It’s also near the world-class Macquarie University and its teaching hospital, and NSW’s largest suburban shopping mall, the Macquarie Centre. The M2 motorway is nearby and regular bus routes carry commuters to the CBD. “There’s nothing else like Midtown within 15 kilometres of the Sydney CBD,” says general manager of development NSW at Frasers Property, Nigel Edgar. “There’s extraordinary demand in Sydney to live close to amenities and infrastructure. We all want to live in a place that makes life easier, simpler and more sustainable,” he says.

Midtown MacPark

 A village with shops and cafes will sit at the centre of a diverse mix of 3300 architect-designed apartments and townhouses. Pedestrian and cycle paths will link a 6000-square-metre village green, a 5000-square-metre riparian zone and neighbourhood pocket parks.

Frasers Property, who is also behind Central Park in Sydney’s CBD and Ed. Square in southwest Sydney, is targeting top environmental ratings for the community and residences. These include a 6-star Green Star Communities rating and a 5-Star Green Star Design and As-Built rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Edgar says diversity will define Midtown, as part of its design as Sydney’s next great urban neighbourhood. World-leading architects Bates Smart, Hassell, Candalepas Associates and Cox Architecture have collaborated with Frasers Property to create a sustainable, inclusive and vibrant place to live.

Midtown MacPark

“Midtown will be home to a true mix of people, which is the essential building block of every vibrant, inclusive community in the world,” says Edgar.

Eighteen apartment buildings and townhouse collections with individual architectural identities will make up the neighbourhood.

Midtown’s first building, the 24-storey MAC Residences, has just been released for sale. Located on the site’s highest point, it’s designed as a community gateway and marker and will provide sweeping district and city views from many apartments.

Midtown MacPark

Edgar says the Bates Smart-designed building offers a range of home options to suit all life stages, with layouts from studios to three-bedroom family-sized apartments and two-storey penthouses. Flexi-rooms provide further options for a home office, games room or nursery.

Floor-to-ceiling windows ensure abundant light and frame views; open living spaces connect to generous balconies for indoor-outdoor living.

“The two-storey penthouses with house-sized proportions are designed to set new benchmarks for sky living and are ideal for growing families looking for contemporary convenience,” he says.

Prices start from $605,000 for one-bedroom apartments and range up to $1,988,000 for a two-storey penthouse.

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