Residents moving into a new lifestyle community in Sydney’s northwest may never have to worry about the cost of electricity again thanks to innovative technology.
Developers Mulpha are in discussion with several solar energy suppliers in the hope of creating “zero dollar energy bills” should purchasers take solar upgrade options within the luxurious Essentia estate.
Construction has just begun on the six hectare project, off Fairway Drive, Bella Vista, that will comprise of a mix of 33, 700 sqm allotments and 74 architect designed town homes.
The new community will be set around a central park with swimming pool, gym and clubhouse. It will also feature a landscaped “riparian corridor” with natural waterway, tranquil landscaping with native plants and even a yoga area.
Mulpha Executive General Manager Tim Spencer said the estate has been designed to be like a “Japanese wellness spa” allowing busy families to switch off when they are at home.
“When we are designing properties these days — no matter what they are whether they are single level homes, townhouses or apartments — we need to be looking at health and wellness in design,’’ Mr Spencer said.
“We need to look at how the internal spaces work but also the external environment making them almost mental down spaces.
“That connection to nature and creating different zones where you are not influenced by the hubbub of the big world are important.’’
The first stage of homesites were released to the market this week and will be priced from $1.25 million. Residences to be built there are expected to be of a similar quality and design to those of neighbouring Bella Vista Waters and will have to meet a strict covenant.
Registrations of interest are being taken for the luxury four-bedroom townhomes which will also include an upgrade to solar power panel pack. It can be used to power everything including heating. The benefit to residents is potentially no electricity bills. Louvres will also be used in the design for shading providing greater thermal comfort and reduced the need for airconditioning.
“Mulpha will be incentivising purchasers to take up this innovative technology delivering a green and sustainable future,’’ Mr Spencer said.
Residents moving into Essentia will be able to stroll or ride a bike through a network of walkways to nearby restaurants, cafes, shopping, banking, childcare, medical and recreational facilities.
The new Norwest and Bella Vista metro stations are located within walking distance and due to open in 2019. The townhomes are expected to be completed by March next year.
Source: Hill Shire Times