Seven projects added as Boroondara booms

Boroondara continues to be an irresistible prospect for apartment developers as evidenced by the seven fresh projects added recently to the Urban Melbourne Project Database.

Spread over Kew, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East and Balwyn North, the seven projects would add hundreds of new apartments to the municipality. Further they take to 18 the total number of new Boroondara projects entered into the database during 2016.

Whilst six projects are at planning, a seventh has already commenced its sales campaign. A summary of each new Urban Melbourne Project Database listing is provided below:

76-78 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North

Planning application image: DKO Architecture
  • Developer: DCF Property Group
  • Architect: DKO Architecture
  • 60 apartments: 29 x 1 bedroom, 29 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 3 bedroom
  • 473 square metres of retail space over 3 tenancies
  • 90 car spaces & 18 bicycle spaces
  • Communal areas and rooftop garden

382-386 Burwood Road, Hawthorn

Image: CDG
  • Developer: CDG
  • Architect: ROTHELOWMAN
  • 39 apartments: 13 x 1 bedroom, 26 x 2 bedroom
  • 330.2 square metres of retail space over 2 tenancies
  • 31 car spaces

1159 - 1163 Burke Road, Kew 

Planning application image: ClarkeHopkinsClarke
  • Developer: BENLUK Pty Ltd
  • Architect: ClarkeHopkinsClarke
  • 5 apartments: 1 x 1 bedroom, 2 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 3 bedroom
  • 1,055 square metres of commercial office space
  • 170 square metre cafe
  • 42 car spaces
  • Communal areas and rooftop garden

402-408 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East

Planning application image: Ewert Leaf
  • Developer: Steller
  • Architect: Ewert Leaf
  • 32 apartments: 1 x 1 bedroom, 19 x 2 bedroom, 12 x 3 bedroom
  • 6 x two storey townhouses
  • 54 car spaces

422-526 Riversdale Road, Hawthorn East

Planning application image: CHT Architects
  • Developer: Delta Property Group
  • Architect: CHT Architects
  • 41 apartments: 9 x 1 bedroom, 32 x 2 bedroom 
  • 45 car spaces and 30 bicycle spaces

9 Montrose Street, Hawthorn East

  • Developer: MK Emerald Developments Pty Ltd
  • Architect: ROTHELOWMAN
  • 34 apartments:12 x 1 bedroom and 22 x 2 bedroom
  • 27 car spaces and 28 bicycle spaces
  • 1 commercial tenancy of 51.6 square metres

Derby Place - 369 High Street, Kew

Image: Crema Group

Derby Place enters the database as the latest project for Port Melbourne-based Crema Group. Designed by Fender Katsalidis and CBG Architects the project will feature 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments set above an activated streetscape.

The six level project features amenities such as a garden terrace, lounge, library, private dining space and bar. Crema Constructions will build Derby Place.

Boroondara at large

With the inception of the above projects, Boroondara now maintains 72 separate project entries in the Urban Melbourne Project Database; that is projects in the development pipeline, but yet to reach completion.

As with most areas of Melbourne the listings are heavily skewed in favour of residential use, although a small number of commercial projects are present.

Working on the assumption that all projects will be realised, Boroondara would see an additional 3,300 apartments spring from the current crop of listings.


Adam Ford's picture

That 402 Riversdale looks the goods, but they're knocking down at least these lovely Federation weatherboards for it ...

No heritage overlay, although the Mackillop house site, which does have one, basically wraps around this site.

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3000's picture

Burke road has my attention.

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