Mulpha Lodges Residential Application for Norwest ‘Smart City’


Malaysian developer Mulpha has submitted a proposal for a 21-storey residential development in their $3 billion Norwest “smart city” development.

A 131-apartment complex is proposed for the corner of Maitland Place and Solent Circuit in Baulkham Hills. The former childcare centre site is located within 400 metres walking distance to the future Norwest train station.

Architecture firm Jackson Teece has been engaged to develop the building design, which will be located at the gateway to The Greens residential precinct, which forms part of the $3 billion Norwest transformation masterplan.

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Mulpha acquired the 377-hectare area, located about 35km from the Sydney CBD, in the ’90s.

The expansion of Norwest will see the development of three new areas which are part of the 377-hectare masterplanned site and expand the business park to include new apartments, retail spaces and additional commercial towers.

The new Norwest development will be interwoven with 50 kilometres of pathways and 10 kilometres of cycle-ways. Norwest will enjoy over 50 hectares of public open space with activated public parks and plazas and a vibrant social, food and entertainment culture.

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The Norwest “smart city” is being developed as the region sees a huge increase in infrastructure spending including the $8 billion Sydney Metro Northwest that will run through the masterplan along with the second airport at Badgerys Creek.

Norwest is a response to the NSW government and the Greater Sydney Commission’s call for "30-minute cities" and a focus on more connected living.

Mulpha aims to deliver a platform providing upskilling and unique education to transform a knowledge-based workforce into an entrepreneurial economy in response the NSW governments Plan for Growing Sydney 2036.

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