Akuna Vista – Update
Tue August 07, 2018
For those that may be unaware, there is a massive residential community approved by Defence Housing Australia (DHA) for a $300-million development on the former Schofields Aerodrome site, which has been mostly dormant for two decades; formerly operating as a Royal Australian Naval Training Facility until it was decommissioned in 1994.
“Akuna Vista” takes its name from the Aboriginal word Akuna, which means ‘the way forward’ or ‘flowing water’ – a direct reference to the adjoining Eastern Creek riverside amenity, and Vista meaning ‘pleasing view’. A number of ideas were explored when developing the name, including Aviation themed names linking to the defence history of the site, Aboriginal inspired names, as well as those which referenced the natural surroundings and early farmland origins of the site.
The 140-hectare site will comprise 1,000 residential lots, with DHA building 240 homes for defence personnel and their families; the remaining land lots will be sold to the general public or builders/developers. In addition, there will be a variety of sport and outdoor recreational facilities such as community parks and playgrounds, a proposed future primary school, retail outlets, and transport links.
DHA have said the planned Akuna Vista development will deliver attractive lifestyle and investment opportunities, with excellent connectivity for future residents. Phased construction that will stretch to 2026 is planned to minimise disruption of intense construction in the area. Lot sizes range from 260m2-450m2, and prices start from $399,900.
Located in high-growth north-western Sydney, Akuna Vista development will be a 55-minute train commute to Sydney CBD, with bus services heading to Norwest Business Park and Parramatta. Stage One of the development has commenced and is approximately 650 metres walk to Schofields train station.