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    Sydney’s newest estate all about community living

    Geraldine Chua

    Sydney's newest south-west estate Washington Park aims to blend social housing and lavish landscapes to create a harmonious and liveable community.

    The $300 million estate will initially have about 780 apartments across 11 buildings ranging from four to 10 storeys. Inspired by one of America’s finest urban parklands, it will also feature a market square, retail precinct, library, community gardens and more than 105 hectares of adjoining parkland and waterways.

    With a strong focus on building a community-centred place, Washington Park is developed by Payce, which also created The Waterfront at Wentworth Point. 

    Payce general manager Dominic Sullivan says, “We’ve proven that we can create communities which completely redefine the social fabric of their environments.

    “Not only do we incorporate a range of desirable amenities such as retail and dining precincts, we also put together a program of community-run events and initiatives to give residents a real sense of inclusion.”

    Examples of such community initiatives will include a 6,000sqm park and a 3,000sqm Market Square – both hubs are at the heart of the estate.

    To reinforce the residential engagement plans of Washington Park, renowned architect Nick Turner, interior designer Koichi Takada, and landscape architects Turf Studio have collaborated to create a living space that is reminiscent of open parklands and the outdoors.

    “The abundance of green open space creates a calming ambience and encourages residents to get out and walk, meet their neighbours, participate in community life and take joy in their surroundings,” Sullivan says.

    “It’s essentially a healthy, active outdoor lifestyle coupled with affordability in a location where the urban landscape meets more park-like surrounds.”

    Design and construction company DASCO is responsible for bringing this grand vision into fruition.

    A mere 25 minutes drive from the CBD, Washington Park is on the corner of Washington Avenue and Kentucky Road, Riverwood.  It is set to launch on 3 August, but inspections will be available to those who have registered.

    More information can be found here.

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