A new era of urban living is taking shape on the Lower North Shore as construction commences on The Newlands, an extraordinary residential development that promises an enchanting “tree-change” experience.
Designed by the renowned Bates Smart Architecture and complemented by Arcadia Landscape Architecture‘s masterful landscaping, The Newlands is set to redefine contemporary living. Top Spring Australia, a Hong Kong and Australia-based developer, has enlisted DASCO as its construction partner, with early works and demolition already underway. Anticipation is mounting as the project gears up to emerge from the ground toward the end of 2023.
Situated in the coveted St Leonards neighbourhood, The Newlands spans an impressive 1.26 hectares and embraces the concept of an “inner-city tree-change” lifestyle. With absolute park frontage on three sides, this master-planned community seamlessly connects established green spaces with a central 5,700 sqm green spine and 1,500 sqm of communal rooftop amenity. Nature takes centre stage at The Newlands, with lush bushlands just across the road and an inviting internal ‘Green Spine’ that meanders through the heart of the development. However, amidst the abundant greenery, The Newlands also offers a host of amenities that are sure to captivate residents.
The Newlands will feature a resort-style outdoor pool, state-of-the-art indoor and outdoor gyms, two rejuvenating infrared saunas, a serene yoga area, and private playgrounds for children. Adding to the allure, there’s an exclusive rooftop private dining area that residents can reserve for entertaining while relishing breathtaking city views.
Locally, St Leonards is a treasure trove of amenities, including offices, schools, and convenient transportation options. Adjacent suburbs such as Wollstonecraft and Greenwich are within walking distance, providing well-established village lifestyles. The Newlands seamlessly connects these vibrant environments in a thoughtfully curated manner, just a short ten-minute stroll from St Leonards.
The architectural vision behind The Newlands is to create a sustainable and permeable neighbourhood that seamlessly blends the urban energy with the adjacent bushland corridor of Wollstonecraft. The development offers a range of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, along with three-bedroom garden terraces meticulously designed by the multidisciplinary firm Bates Smart in collaboration with Arcadia Landscape Architects.
This highly anticipated development will be unveiled in stages, breathing new life into the community, and revitalizing the chosen pocket of the area. Nestled between Marshall Avenue, Canberra Avenue, Park Road, and River Road, The Newlands benefits from a strategic location, with the picturesque Newlands Park providing a stunning backdrop to the east. The locale offers a rare blend of urban conveniences and natural splendour, with lush bushland extending beyond River Road and cascading down to the serene Sydney Harbour.
While The Newlands will introduce new households to this tightly held area, an even grander vision is taking shape through the St Leonards and Crows Nest 2036 Plan. This comprehensive plan includes upgrades to community infrastructure and prioritizes the incorporation of green spaces. New pedestrian and bicycle pathways will be created, and Newlands Park will undergo expansion. Childcare facilities, cafes, and pocket parks are also part of this ambitious council plan.
Comprising five low-rise buildings, The Newlands will offer a total of 329 residences along Canberra Avenue. The development’s first stage is available for sale via Colliers, with prices starting from $815,000 for a one-bedroom apartment. Two-bedroom units start from $1,295,000, while the exquisite three-bedroom garden terraces are priced at $2,705,000.
As construction progresses on The Newlands, excitement continues to build among those seeking an unparalleled urban oasis that harmoniously combines the best of nature, luxury, and contemporary design. This extraordinary development promises a lifestyle beyond compare, inviting residents to embrace the beauty of their surroundings and experience the epitome of modern living on Sydney’s Lower North Shore.
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