Stockland’s masterplanned Aura community on the Sunshine Coast has been named the state’s best for its commitment to affordable, innovative housing in a small scale environment at the prestigious 2018 UDIA Queensland Awards for Excellence.
Aura’s unique Baringa Urban Village, a partnership between Stockland, Economic Development Queensland and leading builders Thompson Sustainable Homes, Town Living by Metricon and Vantage Homes, has taken out the Affordable Small Scale Development award.
Stockland Aura project director Adrian Allen says the Urban Village provides much-needed, affordable new homes for local buyers, with a particular focus on millennials and downsizers.
“We are honoured to receive this prestigious industry award and are extremely proud of what we have achieved in the 15 months since launching the project,” Mr Allen says.
“The Baringa Urban Village has set a new standard for innovative, contemporary housing options at an affordable price point and the popularity of the homes among buyers is testament to their success.”
The Baringa Urban Village includes the exclusive High Line Terrace series with features that include garage spaces that can be used for car parking or as a recreation/utility space, multi-purpose rooms and clever storage solutions such as under stairs storage.
Other design highlights such as high ceiling spaces, polished concrete floors and master suites overlooking internal courtyards are also capturing the attention of homebuyers and the terraces come without body corporate fees.
More than 100 homes within the Urban Village have sold since the project was launched and the project continues to generate strong buyer inquiries.