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  1. 01.11.18
    Astina Group awarded contract to build ESQ Stage One

    Local Penrith builder Astina Group has been awarded the contract to build all 152 apartments in Stage One of the East Side Quarter urban village development next to Panthers.  Construction has now commenced.

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  2. 02.11.18
    Setting Records in Penrith

    Western Weekender Penrith Penrith’s newest property development, CABE’s East Side Quarter (ESQ) broke ground ahead of schedule last month due to outstanding sales success. The $500 million development next to Penrith Panthers also announced the appointment of local builder Astina Group. With stage one of the project already 77 per cent sold, the development is outperforming all other projects in western Sydney and broader Sydney, according to agents, Colliers International and PRD Penrith. “ESQ’s sales success is a result of the strong Penrith community support for the project, with locals drawn to its lifestyle offering and vibrant urban village setting,” CABE CEO Andrew James said. “It has appealed to all buyers from downsizers, to investors and first home buyers who understand the uniqueness of the site and its offering with running tracks, lakeside dining, wine bars, entertainment, high quality apartments and landscaped areas that would cover 10 football fields.” A record apartment price for Penrith of $950,000 was achieved with the sale of a penthouse style, three bedroom apartment. Director of Residential Project Marketing of Colliers International, Blake Schultze said most purchasers have come from the local Penrith area or the Blue Mountains. “Buyers have been motivated to snap up an apartment as they understand the strong growth potential of Penrith and the western Sydney economy,” he said. The appointment of Astina Group is great news for the local economy with the full amount of Penrith’s trusted tradespeople employed to complete the development. “As we are family owned, operated and residing in Penrith, being part of such a major project for not only Penrith but western Sydney means a lot to us,” Co-founder of Astina Group, William Schrumpf said. “We’re proud to be a part of delivering a new lifestyle for our growing community and look forward to exceeding their expectations.” The stage two release is scheduled for February 2019. Visit www.esqpenrith.com.au. – Nicola Barton

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  3. 21.12.17
    Apartments add chic option to downsizing

    Targeted specifically for buyers over 55, Watersedge in Sydney’s northern beaches proves that apartment living isn’t just for young first-home buyers. Alison Cheung reports Watersedge is the latest residential project released in Bayview, with property developer CABE setting its sights on the over-55s market. The development, at 2079 Pittwater Rd, will consist of four triplebedroom units and a penthouse. With only five dwellings in total, managing director of CABE Lou Zivanovic said Watersedge will provide an alternative to offerings for the over-55s market, which are typically higher in density. “Making the decision to downsize doesn’t mean that buyers have to compromise on size and design,” Mr Zivanovic said. “Watersedge is an opportunity to secure a beautifully appointed apartment home that still offers spacious living and entertaining areas.”

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  4. 07.08.18
    Selling Like Hot Cakes

    PENRITH Apartments more than half have pre-sold APARTMENTS in a major residential development set to transform Penrith are selling like hot cakes – even though they haven’t hit the market yet. These off-the-plan units will form a monumental $500 million project known as East Side Quarter, which will see 11 buildings sprout in Retreat Ave, ranging from four to 15 storeys. In addition to panoramic views of the Blue Mountains, the new estate will offer a resort-style pool deck, play areas for children and a retail laneway. Neighbouring the East Side Quarter site is the Penrith Panthers Leagues Club and entertainment precinct. For this reason, the idea was pitched to the Panthers board and has since been welcomed, according to Andrew James, chief executive of developer CABE. Mr James said all club members were offered an early chance to snap up stage one’s 152 units. “We have gone out to them over the past week and in that time we have had over 50 per cent of the apartments pre-sold. The local market has been crying out for this level of development,” he said. “There has been a healthy mix of buyers but downsizers have certainly shown strong interest.” The units are a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom designs and start at $400,000. When finished, ESQ will span more than 6.5ha. There will be 850 units and 3500 sqm of retail. There will also be a lakefront dining precinct, wellness centre and regional play areas. The units will officially hit the market next month. Caption Text: East Side Quarter is a monumental $500 million residential project coming to the heart of Penrith.  

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