Ausgrid reaps $180m from inner south Sydney block

Ausgrid marketed the Zetland block permit-ready for eight towers.

Ausgrid has sold a 2.86 hectare Zetland site to Deicorp which is planning a mixed use but predominantly residential development.

At 130 Joynton Avenue, the amalgamation of nine parcels – a mix of small offices, warehouses and car parks – is trading for about $180 million.

Deicorp is developing Downtown in Epsom Road, Zetland.

Marketed as Joynton Square, the holding forms part of Landcom and the City of Sydney’s 278ha Green Square urban renewal precinct, where Crown Group, Meriton and Mirvac are investors.

Ausgrid, which is owned by the state government, AustralianSuper and IFM Investors, marketed the property permit-ready for eight towers, between about nine and 16 storeys, containing a total of c55,000 square metres.

Colliers’ Michael Crombie and Trent Gallagher with Knight Frank’s Anthony Pirrottina, Tim Holtsbaum and Grant Bulpett were the agents.

Deicorp has completed about 40 metropolitan Sydney complexes; its development pipeline contains projects at Ashfield, Petersham, Redfern and Rockdale.

Elsewhere in Zetland, it is building Downtown, with c546 units, on a 2.16ha block at 106-116 Epsom Rd, acquired from Lincoln Developments for $140m in June, 2020.

Joynton Square

The irregular shaped B4 Mixed Use zoned Joyton Avenue block, much of which fronts a portion of Zetland Avenue which hasn’t been built, was marketed as a going concern.

Abutting the property to the west is the Gunyuma Park Aquatic and Recreation Centre, and, a couple of hundred metres from there, is the Green Square station.

To its south is the 4.45ha ex-Suttons Roseberry dealership, which Meriton snapped up last February for a speculated $300m-plus, with plans for a village (story continues below).

The Zetland site is four kilometres south of Sydney.

That developer is also constructing hundreds of apartments on a 9693 sqm ex Daimler Chrysler car yard in the suburb.

Proposed Joynton Square buildings would rise between nine and 16 storeys.

Mirvac, meanwhile, has earmarked about 1600 dwellings on a 5.7ha slice of Green Square, including in a recently launched 21 level tower.

Crown Group is behind a master-planned community in the precinct as well; last April it opened a distinctive 20 floor, Koichi Takada penned hotel as part of it.

Green Square is also designed with an aquatic centre, library, parks and retail.

“Our newest Zetland development will incorporate a substantial public park that will support the City of Sydney’s revitalisation of the precinct, and create a new green space in the Green Square precinct,” Deicorp’s Robert Furolo, said.

“And like all of Deicorp’s projects, it will also support the principles of transit-oriented development being an easy walk to the airport line and new Metro, as well as to great shops, cafes and restaurants,” he added.

“We will undertake a design excellence process as part of our vision to bring stylish, contemporary and beautiful homes to this vibrant part of Sydney,” according to the executive.

Green Square also includes parcels in Alexandria, Beaconsfield, Roseberry, Waterloo; upon completion by 2030, it is expected to accommodate about 80,000 residents and workers.

Zetland is four kilometres south of Sydney.

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