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Delta gets to the point on Doncaster Hill

Not too long after the site was successfully sold, Delta Property Group have moved to launch their latest project dubbed The Point Doncaster Hill.

Formally 600 Doncaster Road, the relevant planning application encompassing 174 apartments was approved by Manningham City Council during May of this year. The permit and site were promptly offered for sale, with Colliers International and GormanKelly sealing the deal during August.

After a short turn around, Delta Property Group have opened registrations of interest for the project which adds to the Footscray-based developers expanding project catalogue.

The design is that of BKK Architects, with landscaping provided by Oculus. A key design feature of The Point Doncaster Hill will be the mature trees placed over the centre of the western facade, with these outdoor spaces set to double as common areas. The plantings will continue down to ground level, where an 'orchard' of sorts will frame the landscape.

On point. Image: BKK Architects

Following on from Riverside on the banks of the Maribyrnong River which is all but complete, The Point Doncaster Hill joins East Brunswick's The Vic and 422 Riversdale Road within Hawthorn as projects within Delta Property Group's current pipeline.

Approved with 84 one-bedroom, 83 two-bedroom and 7 three-bedroom apartments, The Point Doncaster Hill will be rejigged to include 4 bedroom abodes as well. 

As the project has a commanding position with views over the CBD which are likely to remain long-term, it seems that Delta Property Group has ramped up the project's appeal to what they hope will be a higher end buyer. 

Bunnings expected Doncaster outlet. Image: Hayball

In other news atop Doncaster Hill, test drilling has commenced on the long-vacant development site owned by Bunnings at 659-669 Doncaster Road. Soil survey is generally a good indicator that a given project is nearing a start.

According to Manningham City Council's planning register, the proposal holds a Notice of Decision to Grant a Permit although the final outcome is still listed as in progress. Post its planning submission during 2013, the application has been revised in order to meet a number of concerns, with parking and traffic congestion fears at the forefront of thinking.

Development is likely to occur over three stages, and it remains to be seen if Bunnings will go it alone in developing the apartments, buddy up with a recognised developer or sell off the development/air rights whilst maintaining a presence over the lower levels.

Not too far away and CEL Australia have recently seen a tower crane adorned with their logo hoisted into the Doncaster skyline. It's been a longer than expected stint between cranes for the developer post the completion of 33M in the CBD. 

CEL Australia's premier development, Tower Melbourne, has been bogged down in legal proceedings for some years, leaving Willow Doncaster as the Singapore-backed firm's sole Melbourne project at construction, with Canny Projects carrying out the construction works.

Willow Doncaster on the rise
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