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Inner Western Courier Thursday Not Used Anymore : December 12 2007
34 INNER-WEST WEEKLY, Thursday, December 13, 2007 development From hospital to homes Australand NSW resident GM Tony Pizzolato at Botanica, Lidcombe. PMM41900 THE site where Lidcombe Hospital once stood and, more recently, where the media lived during the 2000 Sydney Olympics is now a master-planned community. Botanica, a new estate owned by Australand off Joseph St, is spread out on 44ha including 7ha dedicated to parks. About 140 of the 700 houses and terraces planned for the site have been built. The entire estate is expected to be complete over the next five years. About 120 households have moved in including Carlo Toscano who had lived in Concord for the past 20 years. ''Everything is so well thought out in the planning of our new home, it flows together so well and is so easy to live in,'' he said. ''As more people move in and the parks and trees mature it will be even nicer.'' Australand NSW residential general manager Tony Pizzolato said many buyers were from the Inner West due to the site's proximity to the city -- 14 km -- and about 25 per cent of them have been first-home buyers. Australand has kept remnants of the heritage-listed hospital where the nurses' quarters and matron's house used to be as well as 100-year-old pines. Mr Pizzolato said plans to restore the buildings to their former glory for retail shops and housing would start next year. The developer also hopes to restore the old church. Three-bedroom terrace houses start from the low $500,000s and houses with three or four bedrooms from the mid-$600,000s. Bigger, vacant blocks around 650sq m are available. Botanica recently won the 2007 Urban Development Institute of Australia Residential Development award. Visit www.australand.com.au nobody does it better ® TREE CHANGE COMMUTERS On the southern fringe of the Royal National Park is the Station Master's Home which is rich in detail and steeped in history. Long acclaimed for it's timeless appeal this home has been lovingly and meticulously restored. Enter through a central hallway into a grand dining room set around a stately fireplace. Beautiful wide timber flooring and high ceilings throughout have maintained the historical appeal of this home. Featuring 4 bedrooms, bathroom with deep claw bath and enormous parent retreat with walk-in robe and ensuite (to be completed). French doors open out to the bull nose wraparound verandah. Tucked away in a private location with a bush outlook which pleases the eye. Only 50 min to Sydney's CBD by train and 5 minutes to Stanwell Park beach. OTFORD (SOUTH OF SYDNEY) Price: Offers Above $600,000 Visit: www.ljhooker.com.au/helensburgh Contact: Julie Humphries 0405 128 070 / 4294 9800 Helensburgh ljhooker.com 2061280i iww wk24
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