Bunya Residential, Western Sydney

  • Bunya Residential, Western Sydney

    Bunya Residential, Western Sydney

Project details: 

APP Takes Bunya from Ideas Competition to Delivery of Award Winning New Suburb

APP, together with client Landcom, recently celebrated the official creation of Sydney’s newest suburb, Bungarribee. The suburb grew from Landcom’s award-winning $100m, 730-lot Bunya residential project, and is found immediately east of the 300 hectares Bungarribee Precinct of Western Sydney Parklands (Doonside) in the Blacktown LGA.

In 2005, Landcom selected APP to help scope and manage the Western Sydney Parklands Ideas Competition. The State Government had committed that the proposed new residential development on the edge of the Western Sydney Parklands should exceed best practice, and the Ideas Competition explored ways to merge the residential development with the Parklands.

APP’s also won the next phase of work – to produce an award-winning master plan and to rezone the site. The project received a commendation for excellence in planning- Urban Design from the Planning Institute of Australia in 2007; and won the 2008 Urban Development Institute of Australia (NSW) award for Best Concept Plan.

APP then won the commission to deliver the first two precincts of the project (220 lots). Precinct 1 was successfully delivered, with all but four of the 100 lots yet sold. Sales in the second precinct have recently commenced, with many lots being reserved.

APP’s long involvement in the project, extensive corporate knowledge and excellent client relationship has seen us asked to undertake several further roles. APP is managing the design and delivery of a $4.6m Community Resources Hub in conjunction with Landcom and Blacktown City Council. Construction is due to commence early in 2012.

“It’s been a tremendous project to work on,” says Allison Smith, APP’s National Manager of Urban Development. “To be able to help create a new suburb, and name all streets, creeks and parks in consultation with the local community, has been a very satisfying experience for the entire project team.”

APP is also currently providing overall strategic project management for the civil delivery team for the delivery of Precincts 3, 4 and 5 (300 lots approx.).

Project summary: 

  • Client: Landcom
  • Value: $100m
  • Services: Project Management
  • Sectors: Residential - greenfield
  • Location: Bungarribee