Internationally focused developer, Poly Australia has lodged a development application to the City of Canterbury-Bankstown Council for the site of their recent acquisition in Bankstown; the Bankstown RSL Club.
The site, at 32 Kitchener Parade in Sydney’s South West suburb of Bankstown, has been earmarked for approximately 520 apartments as well as a mixed-use retail precinct below. It is anticipated to set the standard in Bankstown as one of the most environmentally sustainable residential developments, exceeding enhanced environmental and sustainabillity requirements.
The development will also focus on affordability, and has been designed to further enhance the amenities and dining options available within Bankstown CBD and support the draft Sydenham to Bankstown urban renewal corridor strategy.
As part of the DA, Poly Australia intends to contribute to the economic growth of Bankstown through a mixed-use development which focuses on affordability and will appeal to the first-home buyer market.
The DA also includes dedicated space for a health services facility as well as a child care facility and a number of open community spaces.
Environmental sustainability and community safety have been at the heart of the development application. A public through-site connecting Meredith Street to Kitchener Parade has been designed to maximise pedestrian flow through the site, facilitating pedestrian connections within the Bankstown Centre, and will be illuminated in the evenings to increase community safety.
Bankstown planning regulations encourage building designs that minimize the consumption of energy and water and provides incentives for sustainable development in the Bankstown CBD.
A number of sustainability initiatives were recommended for the $215 million development including energy efficient water heating, ventilation and air conditioning, water efficient building services, the adoption of passive design principles throughout the development, alternative energy sources, automated and controlled lighting strategies, as well as water capture and reuse.
Each apartment within the development will feature a number of energy saving and sustainable features including a dishwasher, washing machine and drier while the entire precinct will be equipped with a water recycling system.
Poly Australia Sales and Marketing Director Jay Carter said the development would set the standard for affordability and environmental sustainability in Sydney.
“Our team is extremely proud to have designed a concept which not only reaches but surpasses the standard BASIX requirements, and we are excited to be offering such an environmentally sustainable concept to Bankstown,” he said.
The result of the development application will be determined by the Joint Regional Planning Panel (JRPP) with construction expected to begin in early 2019.
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