Situated in a major growth corridor, Thornton, and the wider Maitland area, is thriving with new development and major infrastructure projects revitalising the region.
In fact, the NSW Department of Planning and Environment has predicted that the Maitland population will increase by 50 per cent by 20361.
‘The area is being revitalised and there’s a real excitement building,’ said DHA Development Manager, Gully Coote. ‘As the community grows, so do the amenities and job opportunities; including the $412 million redevelopment of Green Hills shopping centre, the upgrade of Maitland Private Hospital and the Williamtown Airport upgrade and expansion.’
DHA is developing the new community ‘Wirraway’, which will see 500 new families move to the area. Together with local builders, DHA will build 250 modern homes for Defence families, while the remaining lots will be sold to the public.
‘Maitland is one of the fastest growing inland cities in Australia,’ said Cr Philip Penfold, Maitland City Council. ‘I am very pleased to see interest from Defence families making Maitland their home.’
To date, nearly 100 homes (97) have been built by local trades in the first two stages of the development, with a further 15 homes still under construction. A development application is currently with the Maitland City Council for 25 more homes, which if approved, will be delivered by October 2017.
‘Of course, providing quality homes for Defence members and their families is at the core of what we do,’ said DHA Development Manager Gully Coote. ‘But today, more than half the land we develop is sold on the open market to everyday Australian homebuyers—with Defence families as neighbours they can trust and appreciate.’
The attractive new Wirraway community is in the centre of the Hunter Valley surrounded by quality schools, shops and transport and a leisurely drive from the restaurants, wineries and spectacular scenery that make the region one of Australia’s best-loved tourist areas.