Developer Sekisui House has revealed for the first time its $1.5 billion masterplan vision for Ripley Town Centre.
At the heart of the vision is a 20-minute neighbourhood philosophy and the creation of 10 interconnected character areas.
These include a Civic Heart providing a central community and cultural space, The Esplanade with indoor and outdoor dining options overlooking greenspace, and The Green where young professionals, students and creatives will live, work and learn.
The masterplan is subject to planning approvals but gives a detailed look at the developer’s intent.
Sekisui House Australia CEO Toru Abe said the masterplan vision realises the potential for the region.
“As a Priority Development Area, we know the Ripley region is rapidly expanding, with housing and infrastructure in demand,” he said.
“This masterplan vision will cater to the varying needs of the current local community, and ensure it is well positioned for the future.”
Ripley Town Centre stage one was delivered in May 2018, with Sekisui House now looking to progress stage two.
Stage two will include medium and high density residential seniors living in a new South Village quarter, as well as an extension to the existing centre for additional retail.
“The masterplan vision sets a new benchmark around the notion of community and connectivity,” Mr Abe said.
“Our vision is to create a low-carbon community where everything you need is at your fingertips, with careful consideration of tree-lined streets, inviting pedestrian walkways, cycle paths and integrated transport options, including the proposed Ripley rail extension.
“We are placing an emphasis on long-term sustainability and life enrichment to ensure Ripley Town Centre is designed to adapt for generations to come and remains the heart of the region.
“Picture inviting sunlit squares, piazzas, destination parklands and rooftop gardens allowing the community to socialise, relax and enjoy.
“Once complete, this world-class destination will be a shining example of urban construction living harmoniously with nature.”
The development of the 40 hectare site is expected to generation about 20,000 direct jobs.