High demand for waterfront site creates excellent Honeysuckle offering

The latest high quality residential development in Honeysuckle is being announced today by the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation (HCCDC) following a competitive expressions of interest (EOI) process for ‘Lee 5’ at 45 Honeysuckle Drive.

The architecturally designed ‘Horizon’ development is a 105-apartment residential and retail proposal by the Miller Property Corporation, which includes leading firms Hill Thalis Architecture & Urban Projects and CKDS Architecture in its design team.

HCCDC Chief Operating Officer Valentina Misevska said the outcome was another step forward in the ongoing transformation of the precinct.

“We have created a high benchmark for the final stages of Honeysuckle, and we are pleased that the latest development represents high quality design, integration with public domain and a commitment to architectural excellence.”

The EOI process included a review of proposals by members of the NSW State Design Review Panel to ensure designs offered a superior architectural standard that took into consideration the waterfront promenade, view corridors and connections from the city through to the harbour.

“The premium waterfront positioning of Lee 5 attracted a high calibre of developers with quality proposals, which demonstrated the strength of the property market and ongoing demand for residential development,” said Ms Misevska.

“The Lee 5 site is an enviable face of the city to the harbour and provides convenience and lifestyle – it is located on the future waterfront promenade that will link the Marina through to Merewether Beach, as well as being right next to the future light rail and within easy walking distance to the Newcastle Interchange.

“Proximity to significant transport infrastructure is a boon for developers; people want to live with amenity and opportunity close by - this next development will only strengthen the city’s west end emergence.”

HCCDC has also released its plans for final transformation of public domain in western Honeysuckle that aims to incorporate public spaces in and around new and future development in the precinct.

“The pieces of the puzzle are coming together, and people can start to see that Newcastle truly is an enviable city to live in, work in and experience – what we have to offer rivals other global cities around the world,” said Ms Misevska.


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Horizon, from Honeysuckle Drive looking west

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Horizon, quality public domain integration

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Horizon, from the promenade looking east

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Horizon, view from the harbour

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