Melbourne based property developer Intrapac Projects has today announced plans to build a new community called Noonamah Ridge in the heart of greater Darwin, giving Territorians an opportunity to realise their Australian dream of home ownership.
The announcement coincides with the release of a draft Terms of Reference by the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that was made public today, and the launch of the noonamah.com website which will seek feedback from the Noonamah and wider community.
Senior Development Manager for Intrapac, Max Shifman, said the release of the EIS draft Terms of Reference presented the first opportunity to share Intrapac’s vision for the area, to build a high quality residential neighbourhood which retains rural character and preserves the natural ecological corridors that the tropical north had to offer.
“Our grand vision for Noonamah Ridge is to create a community that is inspiring and truly unique for the Northern Territory. While we intend to retain a predominantly rural feel, we also want to ensure that residents have all the necessary amenities at their doorstep. We plan to build town centres, schools, shops and community facilities – keeping all essential services close by and creating local employment opportunities,” he said.
“We anticipate there will be a lot of interest in Noonamah Ridge and we will be working closely with relevant government authorities and the community to ensure we garner valuable feedback from various stakeholders in the region,” he said.
“We’ve launched the noonamah.com website to act as an important communication tool to keep everyone informed about the important stages planned for the Noonamah Ridge development,” said Max.
The Noonamah project is good news story for the local economy, stimulating the building industry and local job market. The development will follow the Territory’s appropriate planning guidelines and will work closely with authorities to deliver a new township to the highest standards.
The 2,800-hectare site will include a mix of rural residential, semi-urban and urban areas and will also set aside land for commercial enterprise. The master plan will provide a variety of block sizes and housing typologies, yet remaining sympathetic the existing character of the area particularly to neighbouring properties.
Intrapac Projects has a 30-year history in property development and has won four Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Awards for excellence. Intrapac’s portfolio includes the highly acclaimed Somerfield development in Keysborough, Victoria and over a dozen other projects in Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and Western Australia.