Renowned Australian developer Billbergia has set its sights on transforming 1 King Street in Concord West into a vibrant $335 million master-planned community. The proposed development, spanning an impressive 3.14 hectares, aims to address Sydney’s housing shortages by delivering over 700 new dwellings.
Billbergia’s visionary plan for 1 King Street includes 10 buildings ranging from four to 12 storeys, delivering a total of 698 apartments and 18 townhouses. Situated in Concord West and directly connected to the rail station, a mere 11 kilometres west of the CBD, the development promises seamless accessibility.
In alignment with the NSW Government’s Transport Oriented Development (TOD) Program, a Planning Proposal for the site has been officially lodged with Canada Bay Council. This initiative, part of the TOD Program, aims to rezone 39 train stations and implement new planning controls to encourage the creation of much-needed housing.
According to Rick Graf, Billbergia’s Development Director, securing the 3-hectare site in 2019 was a landmark feat. Mr. Graf notes,
“Our vision for Concord West aligns with the NSW Government’s TOD Program, providing housing choices, boosting local employment, improving connectivity, and meeting the needs of current and future residents.”
The plans envision approximately 7,600 square metres of retail space, featuring essential services like a supermarket, specialty shops, and cafes, enhancing convenience for the precinct. Outdoor spaces are emphasized, with a proposed 2,500-square-metre green connection and neighborhood park to increase permeability for pedestrians and cyclists. A new loop road connecting King and George Streets is also included in the plans.
The proposal outlines a ground-level civic area to activate the public domain, incorporating an existing onsite childcare center into the masterplan. As part of the community-focused approach, Billbergia commits to delivering key local infrastructure, including a new public road connecting George Street and King Street, and contributing to proposed local precinct intersection upgrades and stormwater improvements.
Billbergia, known for its landmark mixed-use precincts, has a track record, including the national award-winning Wentworth Point Town Centre. The developer’s recent plans encompass the final stage of the Wentworth Point masterplan, introducing over 900 apartments across two 40-storey towers, accompanied by a waterfront promenade, restaurants, hospitality, and a major new park.
This ambitious project follows Billbergia’s announcements for a 244-apartment complex in Rhodes, along with Chatswood’s first-ever live-work apartments, comprising 251 dwellings over two towers alongside commercial and retail spaces. In collaboration with the government and not-for-profit sectors, Billbergia has contributed to delivering a combined 1,315 social, affordable, and market dwellings in Lidcombe and West Ryde (completed 2023) and Arncliffe (under construction). They have recently announced innovative plans for the conclusive phase of its 11-hectare master-planned community Bennelong Cove, situated at Wentworth Point in Sydney’s west.
Billbergia is a leading Australian developer renowned for delivering landmark mixed-use precincts. With a commitment to innovation and community, Billbergia’s projects, including the award-winning Wentworth Point Town Centre, showcase a dedication to creating vibrant spaces that enhance the quality of life for residents and contribute to the growth of local communities.
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