Ultra Tune Buys Strata Office in Stockland’s Tooronga Redevelopment

DESPITE a job in which driving luxury cars is a perk, Ultra Tune boss Sean Buckley doesn’t want to travel for too long, to get to work.

Mr Buckley will relocate the company’s headquarters from Box Hill, to Glen Iris, after paying a speculated $2.4 million for a 400 square metre strata office suite, part of Stockland’s massive $500 million Tooronga Village redevelopment, about nine kilometres south-east of town.

Even though development at the Glen Iris site has been rampant in recent years, Stockland is only into the first redevelopment stage, of five.

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Stockland, ID, Prepare to Develop in Melbourne’s Outer North

IT has been another busy week in Melbourne’s outer north, with one company announcing a major $45.8 million acquisition of a residential development site in Craigieburn, and another launching a $60 million housing estate in nearby Mernda.

In the biggest deal, Sydney-based developer Stockland has acquired a 100 hectare development site abutting its hugely successful Highlands development, about 35 kilometres north of town.

The acquisition is the latest in a string for Stockland, which in February paid $58 million for two sites totalling 117.4 hectares in Wollert, not far from Craigieburn.

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Planning Strategy Affecting 2400 Hectares Between Caroline Springs and Melton Being Formalised, Tenders Called

THE FORMER “thoroughbred country” of Melton is a step closer to becoming part of metropolitan Melbourne, with the council formalising a major planning strategy affecting 2400 hectares of vacant land – effectively creating two new suburbs and allowing for the area’s population to more than double within 15 years.

The affected land between Paynes Road at Rockbank (some 30 kilometres from town) and Toolern Creek, at Melton South (40 kilometres away) is proposed to make way for two new activity centres, shops, offices, a new train station, and low, medium and high density residential.

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Hudson Conway Speculated to be Buying St Kilda Road’s Former Vision Australia Site For $22 Million

St Kilda Road Belgian Beer CafeDEVELOPER Hudson Conway is speculated to be paying about $22 million for a prominent St Kilda Road development site opposite Wesley College, capable of accommodating several high rise apartment towers.

Hudson Conway is believed to be in advanced negotiations to buy the St Kilda Road site, which Sydney-based developer Stockland purchased off Vision Australia for $28.3 million in 2007.

Stockland reportedly sold the subdivided Belgian Beer Cafe bluestone building that was part of the Vision Australia property, for a speculated $7 million last year, after undertaking a $2 million renovation.

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Stockland Pays $58 Million For Two Major Development Sites, Melbourne

Stockland chief Matthew QuinnSYDNEY-based developer Stockland has paid about $58 million for two major residential development sites in Melbourne’s outer north.

In the same week the company announced it would focus less on developing apartments, and more on providing low density housing, the group announced two separate land purchases, of 52.4 hectares, and 65 hectares, in Wollert, about 25 kilometres from town.

Stockland is expected to yield 1100 housing lots from the sites, giving it exposure to Melbourne’s burgeoning Epping growth corridor for some years.

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Vision Australia’s Former Prahran Office Expected to Hit the Market, With Apartment Permit

ALL eyes will turn to Prahran’s former Vision Australia site, which is understood will come back onto the market early next year, with a development permit for a $68 million, 330-unit residential village.
 
Gersh Investment Partners and Pomeroy Pacific agreed to pay Vision Australia $25.1 million for the 201 – 209 High Street office at the peak of the boom in 2007, but this deal has yet to settle.

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