The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024
Joel Robinson January 15, 2024PROJECT ROUNDUP

Sydney's inner ring suburbs are continuing to gentrify, and with that gentrification comes the want for new apartments.

Last year I remember speaking to Sal Quah, Deputy Managing Director at Melbourne-based developer ICD Property. He said Sydney is like Australia's New York.

"If you've done it [developed] in Sydney, then you've made it," Quah said, admitting that Sydney had always been on the radar for the prolific Melbourne CBD developer.

Indeed Sydney ranks fifth in Knight Frank's Global Prime Residential Forecast for 2024, with five per cent growth predicted ranking the harbour capital ahead of the likes of Miami and Monaco and on par with Madrid and Dubai.

While a number of city-changing projects underway across the city, we've sought out future projects, from the Eastern Suburbs to Parramatta, which are expected to be available to purchase in 2024.

Project: City Tattersalls Club

Location: 194-204 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Developer: ICD Property

Melbourne-based developer ICD Property and their joint venture partners, Singapore-listed First Sponsor, will be looking to launch their redevelopment of the City Tattersall Club this year, having already started construction on the landmark project.

The redevelopment involves the construction of a new 50-level tower above the restored, heritage listed parts of the original building. The tower will home 241 apartments and a high-end hotel with around 110 rooms.

Located in the heart of Pitt Street near Westfield’s entertainment, dining, and shopping precinct, as well as Hyde Park, the residences are expected to offer a prime location with uninterrupted water views, connectivity, amenities, and location.

Read more: How ICD became the go-to development partner for Australia's biggest councils

Richard Crookes Constructions has been appointed as the builder for the redevelopment project.

Project architects fjmt and BVN Architecture will work with the builder to deliver guest rooms and residences that pay homage to the site's heritage significance.

The project is expected to support more than 1,600 jobs during the construction phase and create significant long-term economic benefits once completed. Construction completion is expected in 2026.

Project: Fig & Wattle

Location: 14-26 Wattle Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009

Developer: Landream

Landream will be looking to advance their plans in Pyrmont for their $330 million, multi-building development, Fig & Wattle.

Landream is set to capitalise on the $750 million Sydney Fish Markets redevelopment at Blackwattle Bay, adjacent from the 12,381 sqm Wattle Street site they bought from the Sydney City Council in 2021.

Sydney-based architecture firm BVN won the design competition, a competition which the City of Sydney Council makes all large-scale developments go through.

Read more: First look exclusive: Landream's $330 million mixed-use Pyrmont plans revealed

The development will comprise five buildings, with four housing a total of 237 apartments, featuring a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The fifth building will be dedicated to commercial and office space.

One residential building will include a recreation centre with two multi-purpose indoor courts and a childcare centre.

BVN's design statement emphasises sustainability initiatives, including rainwater storage, rooftop landscaping, natural light, and ventilation for apartments, as well as efficient services like extensive bicycle parking and composting facilities.

Project: Green Square

Location: 960A Bourke Street, Zetland

Developer: Mirvac

Mirvac will be hoping to launch their next phase of the Green Square redevelopment in Zetland this year, pending council approvals.

The Green Square redevelopment has been a long-standing collaboration between Mirvac and Landcom since 2012.

Over the past decade, the focus has been on a 13.7-hectare block around the Green Square Train Station, leading to the construction of apartments, food and beverage establishments, a library, and a primary school.

The latest $315 million plans are for three towers, two designed by Tzannes Architects and one by Bates Smart, in collaboration with Mirvac's in-house design team.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

First look: First look: Mirvac continue Green Square transformation with three-tower mixed-use development

The amalgamated 3,688 sqm block will flank the Green Square central plaza.

Tzannes designed a 19-level and a 14-level building which will have 124 and 183 apartments respectively, mostly two-bedroom apartments, and a few two and three-bedroom townhouses. They will feature 14 retail spaces at their base.

Meanwhile, the 21-level building designed by Bates Smart will have a further 77 apartments with a mix shifted towards larger owner-occupied dwellings.

Over 1,000 residents have already moved into the precinct, with another three projects, Portman on the Park, The Frederick, and Portman House, recently topping out.

Project: One Sydney Park

Location: 205-225 Euston Road, Alexandria NSW 2015

Developer: HPG Australia

2024 is likely to be the year HPG Australia relaunch their transformative One Sydney Park development in Alexandria.

The development, which faced launch challenges given it was launched right before the pandemic shut the country down, is set to repurpose a historically significant yet previously underutilised 2.1-hectare former warehousing site within Sydney Park.

One Sydney Park comprises eight low-rise buildings designed to house one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, luxurious penthouses, and terraces.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The project is designed by a string of award-winning architects including MHN Design Union and Silvester Fuller, in collaboration with renowned international interior firm Make Architecture and landscape designers from Sue Barnsley Design.

Most units offer park views and come with private courtyards, with some terraces opening directly onto Sydney Park. There's a series of rooftop terraces with community gardens.

Project: Farr Street

Location: 41-47 Farr Street, Marrickville

Developer: Rebel and Braxton

Rebel Property Group and Braxton will be launching their recently approved Marrickville project, the first residential development in the newly rezoned Timber Yards Precinct in Marrickville

The PBD-designed project is designed with a focus on owner-occupiers, catering to the needs of the changing and vibrant Marrickville community.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

More than 50 per cent of the residences will be large three-bedroom apartments, targeting young families and older couples looking for modern living options in Marrickville.

The joint venture partners has also acquired the neighbouring 37 Farr Street where they are planning a community pocket park with amenities such as a children's playground, BBQ, seating, and lush landscaping.

Project: Bronte Collection

Location: 122-128 Hewlett Street, Bronte NSW 2024

Developer: Fortis

Having secured development approval from the Waverley Council for the Bronte CollectionFortis plans to both launch the luxury project and start construction in 2024.

The Bronte Collection comprises just nine freestanding homes on Hewlett Street near Bronte Beach.

The project is designed by MHN Design Union, in collaboration with interior architects Alexander & CO. and Lawless & Meyerson and landscaping by Wyer & Co.

Each of the nine homes will offer views of Bronte Beach and include spacious living, entertaining, and outdoor areas. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The residences will feature private dual garages with EV charging provisions, private pools, outdoor showers, and individual lifts. Some of the homes will also have state-of-the-art gyms and saunas. 

Following the success of the Woollahra CollectionFortis expects strong demand for the Bronte Collection, with an expected end value of $134 million. 

Location: 20-22 Sandridge Street, Bondi Beach

Developer: Central Element

Busy developer Central Element will create something of which Bondi Beach hasn't seen before after securing a 2,000 sqm site for $51 million late last year.

The prime site, across 20-22 Sandridge Street and 21 Wilga Street, an amalgamation of six properties across three lots which had been years in the making, is set to home just a handful of ultra-premium apartments and houses on the site, with prices expected to start from $20 million.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

Speaking to Central Element CEO Nathan Chivas last year, he said setting new benchmarks in property development has been in Central Element’s DNA for decades.

"It was something my father always did in his development days," Chivas says. "Since founding Central Element in 2011, we've continued to evolve every year we've operated, and now we're moving into what we're calling the 'ultra-luxury phase'."

Chivas says they only want to develop in the best locations. But with that, you need to create an A-grade product.

“If you find a location and create A-grade product that matches that location, then you know you’ll have strong demand no matter where the property cycle is at,” Chivas says.

"In this end of the market, you really need to bring a story to life, whether it's through brining in heritage or other luxury design elements. Ultimately these types of developments need to be a cut above the rest. They need to be more than an apartment in a great location. The money demanded by these projects, and the buyers of the projects, demand nothing less. That extra layer of detailed design and amenity is warranted for locations like Coogee and Bondi."

Read more: The story behind Central Element's push for ultra-luxury in Sydney's best suburbs: Five minutes with Managing Director Nathan Chivas

Project: Ballamac House

Location: 39 Arcadia Street, Coogee NSW 2034

Developer: Central Element

Central Element's other landmark project set for 2024 is Ballamac House, a historic 1860s landmark in Coogee which they intend to restore and redevelop.

The project involves transforming the heritage Victorian house into eight luxury apartments designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer.

The development will comprise two buildings, with the heritage Victorian house housing two of the eight apartments and the other six situated in a new contemporary building to the east.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The residences, spread across four stories, will each have three bedrooms. The penthouse, boasting panoramic ocean views, includes extravagant interiors, a wrap-around entertaining terrace, a second entertaining terrace on the first level, a butler's pantry, and floor-to-ceiling glazing to maximise views.

The conservation efforts include retaining external and internal walls, fireplaces, mantel pieces, and decorative ceilings, and reconstructing the wrap-around verandah. Central Element aims to fuse old and new, bringing the estate into a new era of luxury.

Future residents will have access to communal outdoor areas, lush green gardens, and a magnesium pool.

Project: The Chimes

Location: 45-53 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011

Developer: Time & Place

Potts Point has long been the most high density harbourside suburb in the east. It's another suburb which is now only likely to see boutique developments given most land large enough for a new high-rise is already occupied by an old one.

The exception to this is The Chimes building, a mid-20th-century building, designed by architect Hugo Stossel. The Macleay Street building has been in the crosshairs of Melbourne developer Time & Place for a number of years.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

Time & Place has been slowly but surely buying out apartment owners since 2020, when it was reported they essentially bid $85 million for the whole building.

Last year they lodged concept plans with the City of Sydney Council for a new SJB-designed building with 45 apartments.

The existing building contains 80 studio apartments, and the redevelopment aims to offer a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 50 sqm to 270 sqm for half-floor apartments. 

The new development will include ground-floor retail along Macleay Street. The plans include features such as private rooftop terraces with a barbecue area and plunge pool for the two penthouses. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

Residential amenities, including a lap pool and open space, will be located on the ground level behind the retail spaces. 

There's likely still much more work to do at The Chimes before the project is launched, but no doubt more information will be released as to whether Time & Place have been successful in getting their project.

Read more: Exclusive first look: Time & Place lodge Potts Point apartment plans

Location: 117 Victoria Street, Potts Point

Developer: Ceerose

Renowned architect Koichi Takada is set to make his first mark in the high-end harbourside enclave, putting plans together for Ceerose on Victoria Street.

The proposed $19.58 million, 10-level building is designed to blend with the historic streetscape while providing a contemporary addition to Victoria Street.

Ceerose acquired the A-Grade site last year, which currently houses an original apartment block with 45 units that will be demolished for the new development.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The development will consist of two, three, and four-bedroom apartments, some spanning two levels. 

Two-bedroom apartments start from 110 sqm, and there will be a variety of configurations, including apartments with plunge pools on their balconies. 

The building will have 26 parking spaces, including four for visitors.

Read more: First look: Ceerose and Koichi Takada to create new Potts Point apartment development on Victoria Street

Location: 10 Onslow Avenue and 21C Billyard Avenue, Elizabeth Bay

Developer: Fortis

Prominent developer Fortis filed for its first project in Potts Point's neighbouring Elizabeth Bay last year and will likely launch this year, pending approvals.

The development will be located on an amalgamated 1,464 sqm block across 10 Onslow Avenue and 21C Billyard Avenue, comprising two Smart Design Studio-designed buildings that will house 22 apartments. 

The $23.25 million project involves demolishing two early 1970s freestanding flat buildings to make way for the new development.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The proposed buildings include three two-bedroom apartments, 18 three-bedroom units, and a sole four-bedroom apartment spanning 279 sqm. 

The private rooftop terraces for the penthouses will feature barbecue and lounge areas, as well as private pools. 

The development will provide 27 parking spaces for the 22 residences, with eight spaces equipped with EV charging and the other 19 designed with the provision to add EV charging at a later date.

Read more: Fortis file Elizabeth Bay apartment development plans

Location: 4-4A Barncleuth Square, Elizabeth Bay

Developer: Toohey Miller

Developer Toohey Miller is set to continue to make its mark in Elizabeth Bay following the success of its debut apartment development, No.1 Onslow Avenue.

Having quickly sold three out of the five full-floor apartments in the luxury project with prices ranging from $8.25 million to $13 million, the Nick Couloumbis-led developer will no doubt be looking to their nearby project to launch.

There's nine apartments planned for the site at 4-4A Barncleuth Square, currently occupied by a mid-1960s building with over 20 apartments.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The design by SJB aims to complement the Art Deco architecture prevalent in the area, echoing the forms and styles of the neighbouring buildings.

The proposed building will consist of nine apartments, with the majority being three-bedroom units spanning 137 sqm internally. 

The penthouse, located on the top level, will feature four bedrooms and 284 sqm of space, along with a private rooftop terrace equipped with a spa.

Sustainability features are also incorporated into the project, including a green roof to reduce building energy, cross-ventilation for all apartments, and the use of locally sourced bricks from Australian manufacturers, considered a more sustainable option compared to standard concrete facades.

Read more: First look exclusive: Toohey Miller file for Elizabeth Bay apartments

Location: 138 Maroubra Road, Maroubra

Developer: Lindsay Bennelong

Lindsay Bennelong, headed by Clarendon Homes Founder Peter Campbell, is heading to the Eastern Suburbs with plans for a mixed-use development at 138 Maroubra Road in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

The developer has filed for a nine-level building on the 1,512 sqm site, which was secured in 2022. The project aims to demolish the existing office building and replace it with a structure offering a mix of retail, commercial, and residential spaces.

The proposed DJRD Architects-designed building will feature 57 apartments, ranging from one to four bedrooms. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The ground level will include two retail spaces, and the first level will host a commercial office space surrounded by a landscaped outdoor area. 

The apartment sizes vary, with one-bedroom units ranging from 51 sqm to 62 sqm, two-bedroom units starting from 86 sqm and reaching 99 sqm, and three-bedroom apartments ranging from 105 sqm to 149 sqm. 

Read more: First look: Lindsay Bennelong file Maroubra apartment plans

Project: Coast Little Bay

Location: 11 Jennifer Street, Little Bay

Developer: Urban Property Group

Prominent Sydney developer Urban Property Group will be launching their first Eastern Suburbs project this year, at the southern tip in Little Bay.

The project, Coast Little Bay, will comprise three four-level buildings on over a hectare of bushland at 11 Jennifer Street. They will home 75 one, two, and three-bedroom apartments. The development plan also includes shared basement parking for 117 vehicles.

The project designed by Hill Thalis Architecture adopts the courtyard apartment type, which Hill Thalis founding principal Philip Thalis says is puzzlingly rare in Australian cities, despite its suitability to the climate and long architectural traditions of sociability.

Read more: Exclusive first look: Urban Property Group reveal Little Bay apartments project

Location: 184b-190 Kurraba Road, Kurraba Point

Developer: PB & Co

Melbourne-based developer PB & Co is marking their first venture in Sydney with a striking development in one of Sydney's most affluent areas.

They spent $60 million on a Kurraba Point site where they will be developing a highly sustainable and innovative luxury residential project in collaboration with Koichi Takada Architects.

The 4,200 sqm block will be home to four different residential buildings, including six luxury apartments on the street side of the block and four dual occupancy residences closer to the water. 

The luxury apartments will offer various amenities, such as dedicated wine rooms, butler's pantries, multi-purpose rooms, and water-facing balconies. The dual occupancy buildings will include private rooftops with plunge pools and outdoor barbecue kitchens. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The project aims to achieve a 6-star Green Star rating with a focus on sustainability and a zero-carbon lifestyle.

Key sustainable features of the project include passive design strategies, rooftop solar farms, an underground geothermal energy system, rainwater collection for irrigation, building management systems for performance optimization, integrated shading structures, and the use of local, sustainable materials. 

The development is intended to be carbon neutral not only in design but also in operations.

Read more: First look exclusive: PB & Co reveal Koichi Takada plans for "one-of-a-kind" Kurraba Point development

 Location: 617-621 Pacific Highway, St Leonards

Developer: Anson Group 

St Leonards has been a hive of activity for apartment developers in recent years, reflecting the transition from a predominantly commercial area to a more mixed-use and residential environment.

Anson Group recently submitted $187 million plans to build a 50-level tower, making it one of the tallest in the area. 

The mixed-use tower is designed by architecture firm BVN and will consist of 195 apartments above a six-level podium featuring retail and commercial spaces. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

Over half of the apartments are two-bedroom units, reflecting market preferences for larger living spaces, especially in the post-COVID era when remote work has become more prevalent.

The building will feature a two-level penthouse at the top, referred to as a "multilevel crown," and resident amenities on the 24th level, including a swimming pool, spa, multipurpose room, and outdoor terraces. 

The development will also include a new community and arts centre, basement parking for 72 cars, nearly 400 sqm of retail space, and over 2,600 sqm of commercial space.

Project: The Collective

Location: 50-56 Atchison Street, St Leonards

Developer: TWT Global

Property developer TWT Global is expected to launch its highly anticipated $1 billion mixed-use St Leonards development, The Collective.

Last year the developer spent $35 million on 50-56 Atchison Street, a 1080 sqm site which will be integrated into The Collective which will span nearly 9,500 sqm across multiple suburban blocks with three towers.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

TWT Global, who have developed NewLife Darling Harbour and NewLife Bondi Junction, are committed to fostering cultural vibrancy in St Leonards through its Creative Precinct initiative.

Launched in 2014, the Creative Precinct involves the conversion of several commercial buildings into creative spaces, including artist studios, galleries, rehearsal spaces, recording studios, arts business offices, and creative retail.

The initiative has already supported over 800 artists and creative businesses, providing the local creative community with over 4,000 square metres of subsidised space.

Project: Nelson Place

Location: 9-11 Nelson Street, Chatswood NSW 2067

Developer: VIMG

Developer VIMG is expected to push on with its Chatswood project, Nelson Place.

After collaboration with the Willoughby Council and a design competition, VIMG has submitted a development application for two towers comprising 193 apartments, down from the initially forecasted 300 apartments for the site. 

The two and three-bedroom apartments are reported to be 15 to 20 per cent larger than the minimum guidelines outlined in the Apartment Development Guidelines.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The towers, designed by DKO, will rise from a central public plaza with retail and commercial spaces, and landscaping by Land And Form Studios.

Nelson Place includes a landscaped podium roof for residents, featuring outdoor covered yoga and a pool deck positioned to take advantage of the north-facing aspect of the terrace.

The development will be within walking distance of the train station, a large shopping mall, and proximity to high-quality primary and secondary schools.

Read more: First look: VIMG plot two-tower Chatswood apartment development, Nelson Place

Location: 44-52 Anderson Street, Chatswood

Developer: Bridgestone Projects

Sydney developer Bridgestone Projects is another looking to change the Chatswood skyline.

They have plans in with council for a plans for a new $90 million apartment development on a 2,687 sqm site at 44-52 Anderson Street.

The proposed project is set to include two towers linked by a green spine and a retail and commercial podium.

Bridgestone is emphasising larger apartment configurations, with only six one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom apartments planned across the 25-level buildings. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The majority of the units will be three-bedroom, duplex-style apartments occupying levels eight through 21. 

Above level 22, the development will feature large sub-penthouses and penthouses, with the latter having private rooftop gardens.

The ground floor of the development will host 13 retail and commercial spaces along Anderson, O'Brien, and Day Streets, as well as eight townhouse-style apartments across two levels. 

A co-working space will occupy part of level one and level two. Resident amenities on the second level will include a swimming pool, vertical community garden, outdoor gym, and barbecue facilities.

The winning design by architecture firm MAKE Architecture balances the scale of the towers with the heritage conservation areas.

Read more: Bridgestone file for two-tower Chatswood apartment project

Location: 629-639 Pacific Highway, Chatswood

Developer: Polytec

Another for Chatswood, which had a flurry of applications last year when the CBD boundary to the north was expanded which opened up more favourable height limits to zones previously strictly capped.

Polytec Australia Development filed for a 27-story mixed-use tower with 53 apartments on a 1,184 sqm block at 629-637 Pacific Highway, currently occupied by two separate car service and repair businesses.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The tower, designed by PBD Architects, will include ground-floor retail and commercial spaces within the podium levels, sitting above five levels of basement car parking. 

The tower will consist of two one-bedroom apartments, 22 two-bedroom apartments, 28 three-bedroom units, and a penthouse with four bedrooms.

Designed by PBD Architects, the floor plates are optimised for solar access and cross-ventilation, with consideration given to neighbouring context and views.

The site is strategically located around 550 metres south of the Chatswood transport interchange and 750 metres from Chatswood's central retail precinct, providing convenient access to metro, rail, and bus services.

Read more: First look: Chatswood off the plan apartment development pipeline ramps up

Location: 8 Wilson Street, Chatswood

Developer: Billbergia

Last one I promise. Prolific developer Billbergia revealed its first residential development on the North Shore last year, a $170 million mixed-use development in Chatswood.

Billbergia's Development Director Saul Moran said the project's focus was on innovative live-work typologies to address the growing trend of flexible post-COVID working styles and working from home. 

The proposed development comprises two slender 27-storey towers with 251 apartments rising above a two-storey commercial podium.

The podium includes a mix of uses such as retail, commercial showrooms, and flexible SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) style live-work offerings, catering to residents who prefer working remotely in a separate, comfortable, and private setting. 

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

Billbergia anticipates that the live-work design will resonate with the North Shore market, particularly as approximately 40 per cent of Australians now work from home at least part of the week, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Additionally, a 70-place childcare centre within the podium aims to provide convenience for working parents. 

Residents will also have access to communal facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool, landscaped communal areas, and private open rooftop spaces.

The development incorporates landscaped, through-site pedestrian links, forming a cross-shaped laneway connection with retail tenancies and live-work spaces. 

The project also places a strong emphasis on sustainability, with features such as rainwater harvesting, thermal buffers in the podium's landscaped areas, rooftop gardens to reduce rainwater runoff and provide insulation, and solar photovoltaic panels on the roof. 

Construction is expected to commence in late 2024, subject to development approval.

Read more: Billbergia focus on hybrid, remote working at new Chatswood apartment development

Location: 155-159 Herring Road, Macquarie Park

Developer: One Global Capital

Iwan Sunito's One Global Capital will hope to push the button on their Macquarie Park apartment development designed by Japanese architect Koichi Takada.

Contrary to initial discussions of including a hotel, the development will consist of just over 300 apartments across three towers, as well as activated street-level spaces at 7-11 Lachlan Avenue and 157-159 Herring Road in Macquarie Park. 

The Macquarie Park site was acquired as the largest collection sale in Australia in 2022.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The apartment distribution includes 35 studio apartments, 149 two-bedroom apartments, 60 one-bedroom apartments, and 60 three-bedroom dwellings. The units range in size from 40 sqm studios to 199 sqm split-level, three-bedroom townhouses. The proposal also includes 'Plus' apartments featuring dedicated study spaces, responding to the rising trend of working from home.

The streetscape design aims to create a permeable pedestrian network and an active retail precinct along Herring Road, with Macquarie University railway station approximately 400 metres away.

One of the towers will feature amenities like indoor and outdoor recreation spaces, a swimming pool, play areas for children, barbecue areas, and rooftop gardens.

The development also includes sustainable initiatives such as rooftop solar panels generating 100 kWh of energy for common areas and corridors, high-performance double glazing within apartments, energy-efficient LED lighting, and electric vehicle charging stations.

Read more: Iwan Sunito's One Global Capital set for three-tower Macquarie Park development

Location: 45 McLaren Street, North Sydney

Developers: Podia & CASA

Prominent Sydney developer Podia will be looking to launch their joint venture North Sydney development in 2024.

Podia and CASA are seeking to develop 71 dwellings, a mix of apartments and townhouses opposite the recently topped out AURA by Aqualand.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

The 14-level tower has been cleverly designed by Bates Smart and features a striking stepped form which has the building stagger up to it's 14th level, allowing for a number of large terraces on the upper floors.

Bates Smart said the vision is for a sustainable, mixed-use building that provides exceptional dwellings which capitalise on the site’s location between North Sydney’s dense and thriving CBD and North Sydney’s Civic Precinct.

Read more: First look: Podia and CASA lodge Bates Smart plans for Walker St, North Sydney mixed-use tower

Project: Marquette & Mary

Location: 4 Mary Street, Rhodes

Developer: Deicorp

This year Deicorp will launch their $310 million, Fender Katsalidis-designed mixed-use tower in Rhodes, some 214 apartments across 32 levels.

The City of Canada Bay Council Design Jury for the design excellence competition selected FK’s design for its “elegant internal apartment planning, the tripartite vertical rhythm of the facade and elegant tower form, along with the human scaled design of the podium. …The central courtyard providing light and natural ventilation, the provision of a public plaza at the southern entrance to the through site link and fine-grain design of the ground plane… “.

The top 25 off the plan apartment developments to look out for across Sydney in 2024

To the east of the site, a new public landscaped laneway, enlivened by active retail uses on the ground level, aims to connect the greater Rhodes area.

The materiality proposed on the podium references the masonry and brickwork heritage of inter-war period bungalow typologies historically known in the suburb. Adding an atrium to the north of the podium was a key design element to provide new apartment offerings, natural light and ventilation to the site.

The tower’s eastern edges are angled and feature a profiled facade. The sleek, glassy form minimises shadowing on an existing plaza adjacent to the site, creating a dynamic and articulated tower expression.

Read more: The top 16 Sydney off the plan apartment developers to look out for in 2024

Project: Cosmopolitan Parramatta

Location: 34 Hassall Street, Parramatta

Developer: Deicorp

Deicorp will also their Cosmopolitan Parramatta, their two 46-level, side by side towers in Parramatta which will add another 600 apartments to their portfolio.

Designed by Turner, Cosmopolitan Parramatta will comprise one, two and three-bedroom apartments which will sit above a new hub of retail village laneways with alfresco dining hospital.

The entire structure is inspired by a nature, offering a park-like experience for both residents and visitors. The apartment's design follows this theme, providing district views of nearby points of interest such as the river and parkland, inviting the surrounding nature in to each of the homes. 

Cosmopolitan is ideally located on Hassal Street, overlooking the park and next to the new light rail stop.

Read more: Turner unveil design plans for Deicorp's new Hassall Street Parramatta apartments

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is the Editor in Chief at, managing Urban's editorial team and creating the largest news cycle for the off the plan property market in the country. Joel has been writing about residential real estate for nearly a decade, following a degree in Business Management with a major in Journalism at Leeds Beckett University in England. He specializes in off the plan apartments, and has a particular interest in the development application process for new projects.

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