Delivering On The Vision
Following the project launch and the commencement of construction in 2013, works within the Merrifield Living precinct continue full steam ahead, as the initial stages of development start taking shape.
With the first two stages of construction at Merrifield Living well and truly underway – including the Merrifield Living Display Village – and first titles expected around mid-year, purchasers are yet another step closer to a new life at Merrifield.
Project Director Matthew Planner expects that 2014 will be an even bigger year at Merrifield, as the project prepares to welcome its first residents and businesses to Melbourneâ€™s new city of the north.
â€œLast year we saw a number of significant milestones for the project, but this year will be our biggest yet, with activity on a number of fronts.
â€œIt will be very exciting to see the first homes under construction and for the first residents to be moving in and calling Merrifield home by Christmasâ€ said Mr. Planner.
Merrifield Living experienced a strong finish to the year, with sales momentum continuing through the summer months. Mr. Planner expects demand to remain strong and that the location and vision for Merrifield is what has been driving sales and enquiries.
â€œWith over 100 lots sold in our first 8 months, we are now seeing sustained price growth on our new stage releases, which is really great news for the project and our early purchasersâ€ said Mr Planner.
A multi-million dollar landscape package is scheduled to commence mid-year, which will include a sculpture from renowned public artist Alexander Knox.
The piece will form part of a beautifully landscaped entry treatment to Merrifield Living from Donnybrook Road.
Providing a strong and striking gesture of colour in the landscape, this will create an all-important impression when arriving at Merrifield.
The landscape package also includes Merrifieldâ€™s first neighbourhood park â€“ expected to be completed by October â€“ which will eventually form part of an expansive open space network comprising more than 130 hectares.
The next phase of master planning for the Merrifield City Centre has also commenced and is expected to be finalised by the end of 2014. Mr. Planner said that one of the key pillars behind the Merrifield vision is to build a community that offers high quality amenity, job and education opportunities close to home, which are delivered as early as possible in the development cycle.
â€œThe 110 hectare Merrifield City Centre will importantly become the heart of our new city – our master planning work will seek to ensure that it will accommodate all of the things that make up a modern city environmentâ€.
Discussions have already commenced with potential shopping centre development partners, education service providers and public transport companies to deliver services and facilities for Merrifield residents, workers and visitors as soon as possible.