Award-winning Village Living!

The UDIA NT Awards held last Friday were a great success, with Urbex and the Land Development Corporation teams winning the Environmental Excellence Award for our joint-venture community, Zuccoli Village.

BMD companies Urbex, Empower, BMD Urban and JMAC landscaping came together to develop this award-winning project, showcasing the unique vertically integrated group.

The winning elements in Urbex’s environmentally sustainable design include its development of streetscapes which embrace Zuccoli’s natural setting by retaining native flora and bushland and enhancing the creek-lines which pass through the development.

Housing lots are positioned to maximise solar orientation, capture breezes and overlook vegetation and parklands. Consideration has been given to the natural contours of the site to ease stormwater management for home owners and builders.

A sense of community and connectivity has been achieved by providing open spaces and pedestrian connectivity so that residents can walk or ride to key amenities such as the William Kirkby-Jones Park, with its all ability access and play equipment, and the Zuccoli Plaza a shopping centre which incorporates an IGA supermarket, gym, medical centre, chemist and coffee shop.

More than one third of the areas in Zuccoli Village Phase 1 and 2 developed to date have been retained as natural bushland, and preserving the 17 Mile Camp WWII Heritage Trail.

This award truly celebrates the community in Palmerston, and it’s innovative housing solutions which embrace the natural surroundings on which they reside.

Upon completion, Zuccoli will contain over 900 homes for more than 2,700 Territorians.

Come join in our award-winning community. Get in touch with our sales team today! 1300 662 746
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Darwin Buffaloes get ready for another big season!

Urbex has been a proud major partner of the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club since 2013. With pre-season training recently commencing, we look forward to seeing the club shine in the upcoming NT AFL season.

The Buffs held their 2018 AGM last week, with over 40 members in attendance. The morning was a great success with a new club committee elected. John Paterson stood down as president, after holding the role for the past decade. He will remain on as a committee member, and of course a very passionate supporter. After being involved in the club as a committee member, Shaun Pearce has taken over as president.

Urbex has also strengthened its support with Tim Bycroft, Zuccoli Project Director joining the board as a committee member.

We look forward to watching the club continue to grow and succeed in the upcoming season. The first game of the season will be on Saturday 6th of October and for more information and fixture details click here.

John Paterson, former club President with Tim Bycroft, Zuccoli Project Director.

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Vogel Release now titled!

We are excited to announce that all lots in our latest Vogel release have now received title, meaning you can be in your new home sooner.

The Vogel release offers large, affordable lots ranging from 450sqm to 837sqm, and are now selling from $200,000*.

Set amongst a scenic natural setting and plenty of open space, the award winning community provides convenience at its best, with schools, Zuccoli Plaza, and city amenities right at on your doorstep.

We have a range of the Territory’s best builders at Zuccoli, offering a variety of housing solutions to suit your lifestyle needs. You can view our house and land packages here.

If you would like to find out more, visit the Zuccoli Sales and Information Centre or call Nicole Turner on 1300 662 746 to make an appointment.

*Price correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice. Average land price for the Vogel release is $220,600).

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Zuccoli’s first big market day a hit

Zuccoli residents and the wider community made the most of the perfect weather last Saturday, out and about at the first Zuccoli Big Market Day. With plenty of food, specialty stalls, activities and tasty treats there was fun for all the family.

Thanks to the Zuccoli Plaza and IGA team for organising the day, and we look forward to more markets in the future.

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What would you like to see at Zuccoli Plaza?

After opening mid last year, Zuccoli Plaza has quickly become a vibrant community hub of Zuccoli Village.

With an IGA, F45 gym, TerryWhite Chemmart, newsagency, Cellarbrations bottle shop, Arafura Medical Clinic, and Rainmaker Cafe, Zuccoli Plaza has everything you need right at your doorstep.

With plenty of parking available, Zuccoli Plaza provides the perfect spot to catch up with friends at the café, squeeze in a work out at the gym or pick up any necessities for the day.

There are a few tenancies remaining for lease within the plaza, and we are keen to hear from you on what shops or services you would like to see fill these spots.

To provide us with your feedback, you can either download and print out the survey here and return it to our sales centre located in Zuccoli Plaza, or you can email your thoughts to info@zuccolivillage.com.au.

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Zuccoli Plaza wins Northern Territory Architecture Award

Zuccoli Plaza has taken out the top gong for The Peter Dermoudy Award for the Commercial Architecture category in the 2018 Australian Institute of Architects Northern Territory Awards. The judges applauded both the developer for encouraging such a fresh approach to a local shopping centre, and the architects for their responsiveness to community context, connections and experience. 

Designed by The Buchan Group Architects, Zuccoli Plaza, comprises 3,400m2 of retail space with additional covered areas incorporating seating for residents and community groups to meet. After opening mid last year, Zuccoli Plaza has quickly become a vibrant community hub of Zuccoli Village. With an IGA, F45 gym, Terry White Chemmart, newsagency, Cellarbrations bottle shop, medical centre and Rainmaker Cafe, Zuccoli Plaza has everything you need right at your doorstep.

With plenty of parking available, Zuccoli Plaza provides the perfect spot to catch up with friends at the café, squeeze in a work out at the gym or pick up any necessities for the day.

Read more on the award here.

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Palmerston Clontarf Academy visits Zuccoli!

The team at Zuccoli recently had some special visitors tour the site and sales office last week. Palmerston Clontarf Academy Year 9 students were welcomed to Zuccoli where they experienced first hand what a career in construction or development could be like for them. The boys had a great day, given plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn more about Zuccoli.

Urbex parent company, BMD Group has been in partnership with the Clontarf Foundation for over three years, working closely to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men. The foundation’s programs are delivered through a network of academies, established in partnership with local schools.

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Garrick Street celebrates!

Zuccoli’s Garrick Street was buzzing on Saturday evening, with the neighbourhood coming together to celebrate Roger Garrick, who the street is named after. 2018 marks ten years since Rodger’s passing, and his wife Ann organised a wonderful get-together with her family, friends and the residents of Garrick Street to celebrate Roger.

Roger was a founding member of the Sanderson Conference of the St Vincent De Pauls Society in 1983. He was a man of charity and would offer food, bed and clothes to those in need. Together, under Roger’s presidency, the conference sponsored a number of refugee families and set up homes for their arrival. Through trips to island communities, Roger established with Croker and Bathurst Islands, the delivery of bread for school breakfast programs. Between jobs Roger would collect boxes of bread and deliver to the barge to be shipped fortnightly to the islands.

Roger worked tirelessly giving back to the community, while also raising his own family of five children. The Garrick family are very proud that Roger’s work has been recognised and are pleased to be celebrating with the Zuccoli community.

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Territory’s fastest growing suburb

Palmerston South has retained its title of the Territory’s fastest growing suburb, with parks and conservation spaces in the area continuing to act as a major drawcard for many homebuyers.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Palmerston South – which includes the new suburb of Zuccoli – has had both the largest and fastest suburb growth in the NT in 2016/2017, followed by Lyons and Darwin City.

Urbex’s Zuccoli Development falls within the southern part of Palmerston, and with hundreds of lots in the multi-stage development, is a key driver of growth in the area. Aside from the community spirit, the fact that Zuccoli has dedicated conservation areas and green space continues to attract homebuyers.

Zuccoli sales consultant Nicole Turner said the team received lots of positive feedback on Zuccoli’s parks conservation areas.

“From a sustainable perspective, we are seeing buyers motivated by Zuccoli’s conservation efforts,” she said. “Buyers are keen to purchase properties that back on to green open spaces, allowing their home to integrate nicely into the surrounding environment. We put a lot of time and effort into our landscape maintenance and green areas at Zuccoli, and this really shines through for potential buyers and residents.

“We regularly have people comment on how noticeably green and well-kept our parks, gardens and verges are, and it’s great to see how appreciated and valued this is by the community.”

Among the many Territorians who have moved to Palmerston South are Scott and Jess McLean, and their son Archer. The young family bought a house in Zuccoli around 18 months ago and like many others, were attracted to the area for its wide open green spaces and commitment to sustainability. “It’s great being so close to the parks with our little one – there’s one currently being finished off near our house and another one already completed around 400m down the road,” Mr McLean said. “The area is obviously really popular because every time we go for a drive around Zuccoli, we notice new houses going up.”

For more information, read the NT News article here.

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Zuccoli team attend Clontarf Academy Super Training Day

The BMD Group has been in partnership with the Clontarf Foundation for over three years, working closely to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men. The foundation’s programs are delivered through a network of academies, established in partnership with local schools.

Earlier this week, a few of the BMD Darwin team, including Zuccoli’s Tim Bycroft (Project Director) and Demitri Christou (Contract Administration Manager), attended the Clontarf Academy Super Training Day held at the Palmerston College Academy.

The team had plenty of fun, working hard to keep up with the boys over the course of the morning. It was great to see Sheldon Liddy take the field, who was one of the first to graduate year 12 through the Clontarf foundation 10 years ago. Sheldon is now a very valued member of the BMD Darwin team, and is a fine example of what positive impacts the Clontarf Academy has on these young men.  

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