Japanese developer Sekisui House has won approval for its $1 billion, 1300-apartment masterplanned development in Sydney's Hills Shire district.
The developer's first 121-apartment building, Imperial, which was approved in July 2017, will now be followed by six more phases of construction across the 8.8-hectare site.
Part of Sydney's newest suburb of Norwest, Sekisui House has also revealed plans for two hectares of protected green space, a network of cycle and walkways, a natural water treatment system flowing into a restored watercourse and a park of endangered native trees and heritage-listed pines.
Sekisui House sales and marketing operations manager Paul Wainwright said council approval would give confidence to those who had already bought into the future precinct.
“The Hills is one of the fastest-growing parts of Sydney," Wainwright said.
“We're seeing unprecedented growth in both residential and infrastructure development here, and there is naturally a lot of attention being paid to what is getting approved for construction.”
“We can now step up our timetable on locking in details for each stage of the development, and in particular start planning for stage two.”
The Orchards will feature a rooftop skypark, 2 hectares of protected green space, a multi-level fitness centre and indoor pool, an outdoor cinema and youth facilities including a music studio and games room.
Prices will start at $645,000 for a one-bedder, rising to $1.4 million for a three-bedroom apartment.
The completion of the full masterplan, designed by The Turner Studios and McGregor Coxall Landscape Architects, is expected in 2025.
Sekisui House recently received approval for a $900 million development at Yaroomba Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
The project will include a 220-room Westin hotel, 148 serviced apartments, 753 residential apartments, 98 two-to-three-storey homes and a 2,770sq m retail village.
The Japanese developer also is undertaking a $100 million project in Brisbane's West End. The West Village project will create 330 dwellings across two apartment complexes as well as two townhouses.