Werribee receives a leg-up as Burbank Group moves on RiverEdge

Werribee receives a leg-up as Burbank Group moves on RiverEdge
Werribee receives a leg-up as Burbank Group moves on RiverEdge

At the turn of the year Urban.com.au highlighted Burbank's bid to redevelop an underutilised Werribee land tract by way of a multilevel Rothelowman-designed apartment building.

Now dubbed RiverEdge, the $47 million development is freshly approved and forms the first phase of Burbank Group's staged development fronting Comben Avenue. The apartments will replace a Wyndham City Council-owned public car park and will be delivered via a development agreement struck between Council and developer.

Construction tenders for the development have been called, and Burbank Group will this month launch the 100 one, two and three bedroom apartments to market. Their project timeline sees construction commencing during 2019, with completion scheduled for late 2020.

Werribee receives a leg-up as Burbank Group moves on RiverEdge
Rothelowman's design influence has reached to Werribee

RiverEdge also includes two ground floor retail tenancies, car parking across a basement level and above ground, 34 bicycle bays and a rooftop terrace overlooking Werribee River. 

Burbank's associated press release goes on to highlight their satisfaction in contributing to Werribee's transformation:

Werribee is in the heart of Wyndham, one of Melbourne's fast-growing corridors, and this growth is likely to continue with Werribee’s population expected to increase by around 68 percent to around 70,000 people by 2036. The area is benefiting from significant infrastructure investment including road upgrades, as well as the redevelopment of Wyndham Park and the Riverbank Promenade masterplan, and we’re excited to be part of this revitalisation.

Burbank has been based in Altona in Melbourne’s West since 1983 so we understand the unique urban fabric of Werribee and we’re keen to deliver a project that takes advantage of its surrounding areas.

We’re particularly passionate about the city centre revitalisation and have a proven track record following our partnership with the City of Greater Dandenong and Development Victoria on the Metro Village 3175 project which was part of the Dandenong city centre revitalisation.

Jarrod Sanfilippo, Manager Director of the Burbank Group

RiverEdge and Burbank Group's wider riverfront development form part of a $250 million plan championed by Wyndham City Council that will transform a quartet of Council-owned sites. Among the sites due for redevelopment is Pelligra Group's Synnot Street mixed-use building which will see Holiday Inn gain a Werribee presence.

The pending launch of RiverEdge will be followed by stage two of the project which sees a design team come together later in the year.

Werribee receives a leg-up as Burbank Group moves on RiverEdge
The future Wyndham Park

Stage two will also incorporate a new 8,300 square metre Wyndham City Community Learning Hub over five levels, in addition to hundreds of new apartments. A tower of 20 levels is envisaged as part of the second stage.

Burbank Group's development in its entirety acts as a backdrop (as seen above) to the redevelopment of Wyndham Park. The recreation and events space is considered by Wyndham City Council as being of regional significance and Concept Design approval during March.

Wyndham Park and Burbank Group's emerging precinct lie diagonally opposite one another, separated by the Werribee River.

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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