18 May 2018 Former Schofields Aerodrome site to be developed by Defence Housing Australia

Award winning developer, Defence Housing Australia (DHA), turned the first sod at their new 1,100 lot residential development in Sydney’s growing north-west region, today.

The former Schofields Aerodrome site, now known as Akuna Vista, is set to transform into a thriving residential neighbourhood. The project will deliver 1,100 residential lots, with plans for the construction of approximately 200 homes for Defence members and their families. The remaining land lots will be available to the public over several sales releases.

‘We are very excited about creating a new master-planned community for Defence members and the wider community,’ DHA Chairman, the Hon. J.A.L. (Sandy) Macdonald said.

‘The premium location of the project and the excellent connectivity and public transport services for future residents, combined with the natural surroundings and green spaces, will ensure Akuna Vista will grow to be a vibrant community.’

The proposed master plan for Akuna Vista features a new retail precinct, alongside a new school and sporting and recreational facilities — including 40 netball courts, tennis courts and two multi-purpose fields for AFL, rugby, cricket and soccer — helping to bring to fruition Blacktown City Council’s vision to deliver world class recreational facilities to the community.

‘This important project will provide much needed supply to the Sydney housing market and improve housing affordability in a priority growth area. But more than just housing supply, the project brings DHA’s award-winning expertise in building communities,’ Mr Macdonald said.

‘It will also deliver jobs for the region during construction, along with future local jobs through the proposed retail, education and sporting facilities.’

Civil construction commenced this month and land sales commence on Saturday 19 May with a VIP launch.