A NEW master-planned community five minutes south of Byford launched to plenty of fanfare recently and is expected to be home to 10,000 new residents in Perth’s south-east corridor.
The Whitby Town event on June 25 saw a range of family-friendly activities for the community and the unveiling of the development’s display village and onsite land sales office.
In addition, the community also welcomed its first playground on launch day.
“It’s a real community asset and has been completed early in the overall development,” developer Golden Group’s Andrew Sugiaputra said.
“We think it’s important to encourage kids to get off the computer and head outdoors into the natural environment.”
Progress at Whitby Town is steady, with several families already in their new homes.
Whitby Town land sales agent Tim Heath said the estate offered exceptional value.
“To get a 540sq m block for under $200,000 is outstanding, particularly given comparable lots five minutes up the road at Byford sell for up to $30,000 more,” he said.
Available lot sizes in the current stage release range from 360sq m to more than 600sq m, with prices starting from $165,000.
Whitby Town is on 504ha with the Darling Scarp as its backdrop and will offer up to 4000 lots on completion. It will have a shopping centre, new schools and a technical college.
“It’s not just a development, it’s a new suburb and buyers looking for growth can get in at the ground floor now,” Mr Sugiaputra said.
“Whitby will become a social and community hub, well-placed close to planned local industry, employment and education facilities.”
Whitby Town is also close to the planned Cardup and West Mundijong industrial precincts and set to benefit from other economic growth drivers, including construction of infrastructure and facilities.
The estate is bounded by Norman Road, Robertson Road, Kiernan Street and the South West Highway and has an abundance of natural assets, including Manjedal Brook and 130ha of bushland that will remain untouched by development.
The community forms part of the Mundijong Whitby District Structure Plan.
For more, visit www.whitbytown.com.au.