R.Corporation Pays Australia Post Nearly $11.5 Million For Prominent Maidstone Site

SOUTH Yarra based developer R.Corporation has acquired another prime-located residential development sites that its rivals might have avoided.

This time, at 29 Hampstead Road in Maidstone – overlooking the Maribyrnong Detention Centre – the builder has paid government monopoly Australia Post almost $11.5 million for a two hectare property until recently used as a sorting and distribution centre.

R.Corporation – which once employed bikini model Jodhi Meares to market a high end apartment project it was building on the former “Prahran Destructor” tip and incinerator site in South Yarra – is expected to build a $100 million village at its new Maidstone site which has four street frontages.

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R.Corporation Buys Cheltenham Site For Speculated $20 Million

BOUTIQUE builder R.Corporation has purchased its first major development site since the 2008 economic downturn, and is said to be planning a $150 million-plus mixed use village which would be amongst the biggest projects in the developer’s portfolio.

The South Yarra based developer, headed by Andrew Rettig, is understood to be paying about $20 million, sources estimate, for a vacant four hectare site at 98 – 116 Cavanagh Street in Cheltenham, 20 kilometres south east of town.

R.Corporation is reputedly planning to replace the site with a mix of shops, offices and apartments.

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