KINGSFORD, a new residential estate on the edge of the Swan Valley that aims to deliver much larger than average block sizes, has taken off, with the release of stage one.
Kingsford was a name originally considered for Bullsbrook in the 1930s, which honours Australia’s legendary pioneer of the skies, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
Set in the established suburb of Bullsbrook, about 35km north east of Perth, the master-planned community – the first in the north-east corridor since 2011 – is being created by Perth-based Okeland Communities (formerly Amex Corporation), one of Australia’s most successful family-owned residential development companies.
The company is behind a number of other residential projects in WA, including Tuart Ridge in Baldivis, Sunrise in Wellard and the Livingston community in Canning Vale.
It is also responsible for a 7000 lot (20,000 residents) master-planned community in Queensland, known as Providence in Ripley Valley.
Okeland managing director Adam Shephard said Kingsford would deliver an average lot size of more than 500sqm, providing more backyard for homeowners.
“Located in Perth’s rapidly expanding north-eastern corridor, Kingsford is destined to be an address that reaches new heights in convenience, connectivity, opportunity and affordable, spacious living,” he said.
Residential numbers for Bullsbrook are expected to significantly grow over the coming years, with experts predicting the current population of 5600 will increase to more than 20,500 by 2036.
“Blocks of 500sq m or more are a rare find in this corridor where the average lot size is just 375sq m,” Mr Shephard said.
Nestled in the awe-inspiring beauty of the foothills of the Darling Scarp, home sites will follow the contours of the existing landscape, with streets and homes orientated to capture breathtaking views of the scarp and beautiful creek lines.
Stage one comprises 24 lots and is near Chittering Road and the picturesque Ki-It Monger Brook.
Lots are priced from $145,000 to $269,000, with sizes ranging from 315sq m to 655sq m.
Future lots are proposed to range up to more than 4000sq m.
Mr Shephard said Kingsford would appeal to a range of buyers.
“Families can spread out, active retirees will have room for the boat, a shed and more, and the first-home-buyers can at last afford the dream of owning their own home,” he said.
“The Shephard family’s vision for Kingsford is quite simply this: to create a vibrant, modern and progressive town that focuses on the future, while never losing its soul and authentic neighbourhood values.”
The development will include 41ha of retained public open space, creek lines and manicured parklands.
Bike paths and walking trails will weave through streets and reserves, easily connecting residents to all the amenities.
A future town centre – proposed to commence within the first five years – will include a major supermarket, specialty stores, cafes and a medical centre.
A new primary school will complement the existing Kindy to Year 12 school in the area and new district-level playing fields will add to Bullsbrook’s community facilities.
Okeland Communities has worked closely with community groups and the City of Swan to bring Kingsford to life.
About 2500 homesites will be developed on 250ha over the next 15 years.
Kingsford will ultimately be home to about 7000 residents and is expected to double the size of Bullsbrook’s population as a town.
Nearby projects, such as the Northern Gateway and the South Bullsbrook industrial precinct, have the potential to provide outstanding job opportunities for residents, while the NorthLink WA super highway will add to the accessibility and appeal of Kingsford’s location.
Stage one comes with a Flying Start package, which includes a $10,000 backyard package in addition to side and rear fencing, front yard landscaping and a solar power package.
A temporary sales suite is in the Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre.
It is open by appointment during the week and from 2pm to 5pm on weekends.
A new information and sales centre with cafe is currently under construction and will open in spring.
More information is also available at www.kingsford.com.au where interested parties can join the VIP List to keep up to date on land releases, events and community news.