The West Australian

news_thm_theWestMay26Described as a country retreat enjoying panoramic views of rolling pastures and valleys at the edge of the Swan Valley, Chittering Springs is a new residential estate offering a rural lifestyle within reach of the city.

Residents will enjoy big blocks of 2ha – about 35 times bigger than the average suburban block – on an estate nearly as big as Kings Park with bush and farmland surrounds.

Project manager Tony Manners said the development, due for its first release in July, was one of the most exciting in or around the Swan Valley in 15 years. He said it was a landmark development that would also help ease Perth’s land

“Chittering Springs is a peaceful country retreat less than an hour from the bright lights of the city”, Mr Manners said.

The development, between Bindoon and Muchea in the Chittering Shire, will eventually comprise 108 blocks on 319ha. Bullsbrook and Midland are close and Perth is less than an hour’s drive. In the neighboring Swan Valley are schools, shops, sporting and medical facilities, restaurants and some of WA’s finest vineyards.

Mr Manners said blocks in Stage One Would would be priced from $285,000, making Chittering Springs the most affordable land development near Perth, offering a country lifestyle close to city conveniences.

It was designed to appeal to young families, first homebuyers, emtpy nesters and those moving from busy suburbs looking for a tree change.

He said the developer, Chittering Springs Estate would protect as much fauna and flora as possible and had worked with the local council to preserve nearly a quarter of the land as public access and nature reserves.

“Living on your own five-acre(2ha) country estate at Chittering Springs means that you can also enjoy all the conveniences of city living such as underground power, telephone and internet access”, he said. “This development is unique, land like this is rare, and values near the Swan Valley have been rising rapidly. I’m expecting demand for the first 10 blocks in State One to be very strong so people should register their interest now.”

“I think it will be second and third-time buyers who are attracted to these blocks and while the capital growth in the area has been fantastic, it is the lifestyle that is the big attraction”, he said.

“Also perth is embracing the concept of commuting, so we are starting to see what they are doing in the Eastern State, with people travelling further to work so they can live is a nice environment. Travelling an hour to work in Perth is not beyond the realms of possibility.”

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