The transformation of the former Boral brick quarry in Moorebank, into the Georges Fair residential community is now two thirds complete, with the majority of residents moving to the new neighbourhood from within seven kilometres of the site, and many from within Liverpool Council area.
Twenty eight per cent of land sold since January 2012 has been purchased by families already living in postcodes 2170 and 2173.
According to Nathan Huon, Project Director NSW for Investa Property Group, developer of Georges Fair, there is a trend among locals to remain in the Liverpool area when buying their first home or upgrading.
"Many Georges Fair residents have fond memories of growing up here and are keen to raise their children in the same community, close to their extended family. They remember the quarry vividly, and can hardly believe their eyes when they stroll through the tree lined streets," he said.
The Boral brickworks occupied the 103 hectare site on Nuwarra Road from 1951 to the early 1990s. Over the decades, Moorebank slowly enveloped the site. After a decade of planning approvals, master planning, extensive site rehabilitation and construction, more than 500 families now live at Georges Fair with many more homes under construction.
“There’s a strong sense of family in Liverpool and that’s evident at Georges Fair. Several extended families have built homes within the community, keen to remain in their local area but in a contemporary new home within walking distance of each other,” Mr Huon said.
The development of Georges Fair has improved what had become a degraded environment. More than 1000 trees have already been planted throughout the community. Conservation has commenced on 32 hectares of native bushland adjacent to the Georges River and approximately four hectares of high quality public parks will be created. Phil Tolhurst Park, Central Park and Southern Park are open and a fourth park is scheduled for completion in late 2013.
“We’ve retained the site’s brick-making heritage in street names and park sculptures, so it can be remembered by residents as well as the established local community,” Mr Huon said.
Land at Georges Fair is currently available from $315,000 and house and land packages are available from $520,954. Purchasers can select their preferred lot and choose from more than 250 contemporary home designs, from seven leading building companies.
The Georges Fair Sales and Information Centre is located on the corner of Nuwarra Road and Maddecks Avenue, Moorebank and is open from 10am to 5pm, seven days a week.
For further information please contact (02) 9602 1701 or visit www.georgesfair.com.au
About Investa Property Group
*Investa Land undertakes industrial and residential development in key growth corridors across Australia. With a pipeline value of more than $3 billion, our developments encompass broad-acre and infill subdivision, incorporating more than 8,500 residential lots and over 500 hectares of industrial land.
Investa Land strives to deliver sustainable, community based projects that are progressive and of high quality, that are well serviced by transport, infrastructure and amenity.
Led by highly experienced senior management and development teams with a broad range of expertise, Investa Land is able to add significant value at each stage of the project lifecycle. With a record of forming strong relationships, particularly with joint-venture partners, Investa Land is committed to extending existing business relationships and developing new opportunities with like-minded individuals, organisations and government.
Figures current as at 31 December 2012