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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 21.12.17
    Design details have been unveiled for the Western Sydney Community and Conference Centre

    Design details have been unveiled for the Western Sydney Community and Conference Centre which will form part of the Panthers Group’s transformation of the Penrith Panthers precinct. A staged concept proposal prepared by Turner Architects has been lodged with Penrith City Council for a community facility, conference centre, exhibition centre, hotel, retail premises and serviced apartments. The first stage of the proposal provides a community centre, conference facility and new civic domain to deliver “a destination for connecting, engaging, learning and entertainment for the residents of Western Sydney and beyond.” This is supplemented with landscaping and public domain improvements along Ransley Street, Panthers Link and Mulgoa Road and a secured, weather-protected basement carpark. The estimated cost of works is estimated at $30 million. The community centre will be located on an existing car park site and help revitalise the Riverlink Precinct as a key entertainment and recreation destination. A flexible conference facility would be capable of seating up to 1000 people or hosting a number of smaller functions. To the west of the site lies the Panthers Club and I-Fly recreation facility, the ESQ1818 residential development to the north, existing fast food outlets to the south and Panthers training field and stadium across Mulgoa Road to the east. Stage 2 will include a hotel and retail premises at the gateway to the precinct, adjacent to Ransley Street. Stage 3 includes a serviced apartment building with flexible exhibition space to complement the conference centre facility. Former Penrith Rugby League player turned property developer Lou Zivanovic received development approval earlier this yearfor the first stage of his $500 million residential development known as ESQ1818. Zivanovic’s flagship company, CABE, submitted the proposal, which will deliver 850 apartments. New Penrith hospital The News South Wales state government has placed spending on infrastructure including health in western Sydney as part of a move designed to fend off criticisms of commitment to fund sporting stadiums. The government has pledged $1 billion to redevelop the existing Nepean Hospital complex in Penrith as part of an “unprecedented” $5 billion investment in Western Sydney hospitals. View the full article here.

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  4. 14.08.18
    Presales Success for CABE’s East Side Quarter in Penrith

    CABE’s $500 million lakeside development in Penrith, East Side Quarter (ESQ), has sold more than 60 per cent of stage 1 prior to their official launch. The 6.5-hectare urban village located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains and the doorstep of Penrith Panthers’ entertainment precinct offers benchmark design and postcard views designed from the ground up to meet the needs and desires of a new generation. “A record apartment price for Penrith of $950,000 was achieved with the sale of a penthouse style, 3 bedroom apartment,” Colliers International residential project director Blake Schulze said. “Buyers were motivated to snap up an apartment as they understand the strong growth potential of Penrith and the Western Sydney economy.” Penrith is currently reshaping its future as the heart of the New West. Multi-billion-dollar infrastructure projects such as Badgery Creek are forging stronger connections to wider Sydney and building a vibrant, activated city centre. Dynamic inner-city lifestyles, growing entertainment and enterprise hubs, a second Sydney airport, significant upgrades to university and hospitals, major road networks and more are creating a blueprint for the future that is placing Penrith firmly on the global map. “East Side Quarter appeals to all buyers from downsizers, to investors and first home buyers with oversized 1 bedroom apartments starting at $410,000,” Schulze said. “The strong buyer demand has been from the local market, with buyers quick to secure their apartments due to the urban community that ESQ offers with the connection to the Panthers Precinct,“ PRD Nationwide Penrith managing director Darren Latty said. “The sales success is a true testament to CABE’s development vision and the Turner Architects’ design, appealing to owner occupiers with a strong uptake from downsizers,” he added. As Penrith’s most visionary and bold new precinct, ESQ offers an all-encompassing lifestyle and residential quarter that will excite, involve and engage on multiple levels. Architecture firm Turner is creating transformational spaces of a type and scale never before seen. The masterplan for 850 one, two and three bedroom apartments maximises amenity for residents both inside and out. The vision is for a whole new urban experience that draws strength from a charismatic relationship between nature, its built form and multi-layered public and private spaces. ESQ’s Sales Display Gallery is located on Retreat Drive, Penrith. Open from 11am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday, or via Private Appointment 1300 181818 www.esqpenrith.com.au   https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/presales-success-for-cabes-east-side-quarter-in-penrith

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