Robina Group’s CityVillage community on the Gold Coast has taken out top honours in the medium density development category of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Queensland Awards for Excellence.
The terrace home development has been recognised for redefining medium density housing in Gold Coast City and delivering a true walkable lifestyle, with two direct pedestrian links to Robina Town Centre and easy access to entertainment, employment and public transport.
Robina Group director Tony Tippett said it was a great achievement for CityVillage to take home a major state award from the development industry’s leading body, UDIA.
“It is a huge honour and is recognition of a huge amount of consultation and thought from a great team of people. The CityVillage community has set a new benchmark for urban living in Gold Coast City,” he said.
“It is always a challenge to deliver a project that redefines perceptions, so for CityVillage to be embraced by buyers as well as the development industry shows what can be achieved when you listen to the market and are willing to deliver what is being demanded.”
The community’s first four stages of 130 terrace homes, situated on individual freehold titles, were recognised with the UDIA award.
The $250 million CityVillage masterplan, which encompasses the Terrace Homes and Bohème Apartments is centred around a landscaped lake and parklands just minutes walk from Robina Town Centre.
“We are now on to the sixth and final stage, with just a few terrace homes left for sale.
Mr Tippett said both the innovative home designs and the location of CityVillage have had wide appeal with buyers.
“Robina Group identified the strong demand for this style of home, on a freehold title which ticks boxes of low maintenance affordability and walkability.
“Purchasers immediately recognised both the lifestyle and location benefits on offer and with over $1Billion worth of investment now underway in Robina, they are also recognising the future growth potential.”
Along with the direct pedestrian connections to Robina Town Centre, CityVillage is in easy walking distance to Robina’s major commercial and employment hub, Robina Train Station, Cbus Super Stadium, Robina Hospital and premium education establishments.
Designed by acclaimed architect Andrew Halstead, no two homes are the same with each featuring a unique facade for individual character and style.
“The homes are a modern interpretation of the iconic Sydney terrace street facades, with elements from Melbourne and New York to give them an urban edge,” Mr Halstead said.
The homes were among the first in central Gold Coast City to be connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN).
Mr Tippett said the Robina Group’s goal is to develop vibrant communities and each new project within the Robina masterplan was designed with the goal in mind to enhance the amenity of the suburb.
“Robina is now home to more than 35,000 people and is recognised as one of Australia’s most successful masterplanned communities,” he said.
“Robina Group has a focus on innovation and CityVillage is our latest project to showcase that commitment.”
The sixth and final stage of terrace homes at CityVillage is now selling from $539,000. Tower 2 of Bohème Apartments at CityVillage are now selling from $455,000.