A NEW residential estate on the edge of the Swan Valley, Kingsford has taken off with a number of blocks already snapped up in the first month of sales.
The first master-planned community in the north-east corridor since 2011, the estate aims to deliver much larger-than-average block sizes and will eventually be home to a town centre, new primary school, 41 hectares of retained public open space and breathtaking views of the Darling Scarp.
Strong sales in Stage 1A since the release last month, which consists of 24 lots, include buyers from the local surrounding areas who chose Kingsford for the bigger backyards so their family can spread out.
Located near Chittering Road and the picturesque Ki-It Monger Brook, the lots start at just $145,000, and range in price up to $269,000.
Sizes range from 315sq m up to 655sq m in this first stage, with future releases expected to include blocks of up to 4000sq.m.
Kingsford was a name originally considered for Bullsbrook in the 1930s, which honours Australia’s legendary pioneer of the skies Sir Charles Kingsford Smith.
The new residential estate is being created by Perth-based Okeland Communities (formerly Amex Corporation), one of Australia’s most successful family-owned residential development companies and the name behind Tuart Ridge in Baldivis, Sunrise in Wellard and the Livingston community in Canning Vale, as well as Providence in Queensland.
Okeland managing director Adam Shephard said Kingsford would provide choices for a range of buyers in Bullsbrook, from families who need room to spread out to active retirees who want space for a boat, caravan or workshop, to first homebuyers who can finally afford the dream of owning their own home.
“Not only will the average lot size be more than 500sq m, a rarity in the north-east corridor where the average is just 375sq m, but Kingsford will also reach new heights in convenience, connectivity, opportunity and affordable, spacious living,” he said.
“The wider Bullsbrook region has been identified as an area of significant future growth, with experts predicting the current population will quadruple by 2036.
“When you take this future growth into account, along with favourable current market conditions, it makes sense to think about buying sooner rather than later if you’re looking to build in or around the Swan Valley.”
Okeland Communities has worked closely with community groups and the City of Swan to bring Kingsford to life.
“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,” Mr Shephard said.
About 2500 homesites will be developed on 250 hectares over the next 15 years at Kingsford, which will ultimately be home to about 7000 residents.
The nearby 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.
Kingsford’s temporary sales suite is located in the Ethel Warren Bullsbrook Community Centre, open by appointment during the week, Saturday, 10am – 2pm, and Sunday, 2 – 5pm.
A new information and sales centre with café will open in the spring.
Information is also available at www.kingsford.com.au.