Bundoora, Vic, 2013
Polaris 3083 has been designed to provide a new vibrant, high quality residential and shopping destination for Melbourne's inner north. The region, which had already experienced successful population growth through nearby Lancaster Gate and Springthorpe residential communities, also incorporates La Trobe University and RMIT campuses making it an ideal contemporary community hub location.
As a major urban development, it includes a retail town centre, apartments, townhouses, offices, retirement living opportunities and a state-of-the-art Community Centre. Polaris provides a comprehensive mixed-use development, all while retaining a low-rise environment that is no more then three levels. The Community Centre promises to be a one-stop shop for community services managed by the Darebin Council. The centre will include meeting and office spaces for local community organizations and services responding to an increased projected population of more than 135,000 local residents.
Stage 1, currently underway, consists of four apartment buildings comprising 64 apartments over cafes, restaurants and retail tenancies at ground floor level, stand-alone retail anchors Woolworths and Dan Murphy as well as associated underground car parking, a medical centre, open spaces and connectivity to the wonderful new community centre.