Walker Corporation’s master planned community in Wollondilly Shire,
Appin Valley, has sold out in less than a year.
The first stages of the sought-after community went on sale in June 2013, with all 336 lots sold in under 12 months due to overwhelming demand.
Director of Masterplanned Communities at Walker Corporation Chad Walker attributed the demand for land at Appin Valley to the location and affordability of the lots.
“Purchasers were attracted to the selection of affordable over-sized lots – 70 per cent over 700 square metres - with lots ranging between $180,000 and $315,000,” he said.
“We’ve also seen strong interest from empty nesters looking to move to a more manageable sized lot and young families looking to build their dream home.”
The next phase of the growing Appin community is already underway: Walker Corporation has submitted plans to Wollondilly Shire Council for an extension of Appin Valley from behind the Appin Inn, north across Macquariedale Road and Gordon Lewis Reserve.
The proposed future masterplan includes approximately 280 homes, a 55 hectare conservation reserve along the Stokes Creek and a number of community upgrades.
These upgrades include revitalising Gordon Lewis Oval with fitness, play and barbecue facilities; upgrading Appin Main Street; building more community cycleways; upgrading Macquariedale Road and restoring the historic Appin Inn.
If the rezoning is supported and development approval is received, Walker Corporation will look to sell land in this new community from early 2015.
“We are looking forward to providing more quality homes to meet the high demand for housing in the area. The extension of the community will provide a mix of affordable land packages with lots starting at 275 square metres, ideal for purchasers looking to downsize, and larger land lots available up to 1,100 square metres, ideal for families,” said Mr Walker.
The final civil construction of the Appin Valley community is well under way and set to be completed by October. Over 40 homes are currently under construction with the first residents set to move in before Christmas.