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    The final product!
    HWD has been sponsoring Ben Morieson to undertake a public art project as part of his Masters in public art at RMIT University. A field of beautiful sunflowers have now grown in one of HWD’s sites in North Melbourne, providing a touch of colour and brightness for everyone.
    Our very own Stuart Cantor visited the site and here is a lovely shot with Stuart and the creative man himself, Ben Morieson. 
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    Riva Hawthorn is nearly complete! Construction update No. 8
    Riva’s construction continues on program. Kitchens have been installed on ground, first and second levels and the ground floor is expected to be complete before the 28th of February. Thereafter, Probuild is aiming to deliver two floors every three weeks. 
    The timber facades have begun to be installed and most of the services have now been run through to all the apartments. 
    With a week lost in January due to the extremely high temperatures Melbourne experienced, the project...
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    Settlement Solutions appointed to manage the settlement process at Riva.
    Property Settlement Solutions has been appointed as Riva purchasers' contact for all matters relating to their upcoming settlement. They will advise purchasers on settlement and inspection timings as we draw nearer to construction completion.
    They will also be able to assist with finance enquiries as well as coordinating purchasers' bank valuation. Each purchaser will be invited to undertake an inspection of their apartment prior to settlement. 
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    Riva nears completion. Construction update no. 7
    Riva is nearing completion with the quality control apartment anticipated to be complete pre-Christmas.
    All ground, first and second floor windows have been installed and ground to first floor apartments’ internal walls have now been framed. The concrete structure has been completed and the roof will be finished by the end of November.
    We will continue to work closely with Riva's builders, Probuild, who are targeting completion for March 2014. From January we will be updating you fortnightly...
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    Melbourne Real Estate appointed as Riva's preferred property managers
    Melbourne Real Estate (MRE) are industry leaders in leasing new apartment buildings. MRE are working closely with HWD Australia and will have priority access and signage rights before settlement. HWD has nominated a preferred property manager prior to settlement. Engaging a preferred property manager has great benefits to the building and apartment owner.  
    · Maintaining consistent rental values across the building · A dedicated team with intimate knowledge of Riva, that has already begun to work closely with...
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    SK1, St Kilda commences construction. Construction update no. 1
    We’re pleased to announce that SK1 began construction on August 19 and is well under way.
    SK1’s builders, Constructive Group, have now completed the piling, all in-ground services, half of the basement slab as well as erecting the east and western panels from ground to second floor. Half of the first floor form work has been erected and the slab will be poured next week. The building is being erected in two halves due to the tight site constraints with the rear...
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    East West gets approval
    Linking Melbourne Authority has approved the first stage of the East West link which will connect the Eastern with Citylink. Current plans have a tunnel running through the Royal Parks and connected into Citylink just North of Flemington Road. 
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    VCAT decision on Babylon
    Babylon sales campaign to launch in October 2013 following VCAT decision to grant a permit for 82 apartments over 9 levels. Most apartments will benefit from fabulous views to the city and over the Royal Parks. 
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    Up & coming North Melbourne
    North Melbourne's growth in income is at 40% compared to the nation's average of 20%. This suggests the suburb is about to take off because rising incomes are an indicator to an increased ability among a suburb's residents to take out a mortgage.. 
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    Arden Macaulay panel appointed
    The panel for C190 Planning Scheme has been appointed and will sit in September. We hope the planning scheme will be finalised in early 2014. 
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    Riva progressing smoothly without delays. Construction update no. 6
    The three basement levels plus ground to third floors of the structure are now complete and the pre-cast panels have begun to be erected up to level three. Our Builders ProBuild are continuing to look for ways to improve the construction program and it is anticipated that the first completed apartments will be finished October 2013. We will continue to update you on Riva’s progress and for information on available apartments please visit our website at:
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    HWD committed to gifting school to North Melbourne
    HWD is comitted to building a public school that will hold up to 400 students at their North Melbourne site, Gramery Parks.  
    The developers are working closely with the Education department in finalising its master plan which will be presented to the panel hearing of C190 in September. 
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    Riva receives overwhelming response with 90% of apartments now sold
    After being on the market for just under three-months, over 90% of Riva Hawthorn is now sold.   
    David Wardlaw, managing director was overwhelmed with the demand for Riva. 
    'Since its launch we have been inundated with sales enquiries for Riva and are pleased that people are impressed with the project's cutting-edge design and keen to own property in the heart of one of Melbourne's prime, inner-city suburbs,' Mr Wardlaw said.   
    There are currently ten apartments left in...
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    Plus Architecture appointed to master plan Gramercy Parks
    HWD will collaborate with Plus Architecture for the master planning of Gramercy Parks. Plus have successfully master-planned developments throughout Melbourne such as their work in designing the Gardiner Road development and The Avenue Project .  
    By working together with Plus, HWD envisions Gramercy Parks to be a landmark project and the first building seen when entering Melbourne from Geelong. A meticulous design process will ensure that Gramercy Parks not only stands to be aesthetically appealing but a demonstration...
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    HWD secures construction funding for SK1 with NAB
    With 90% of SK1 now sold and construction due to commence in July, HWD has now secured financial support from NAB. Constructive have also been appointed as builders for the development that is due to be completed in September 2014. 
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    HWD secures permit for Babylon development North Melbourne
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    HWD participates in Hawthorn's annual Glenferrie Road Festival
    On Sunday the 21st of April, 2013, HWD participated in the annual Glenferrie Road festival to promote their current development, Riva Hawthorn. The festival attracted around 40,000 visitors and was a day filled with entertainment, give-a-ways from local businesses and an abundance of international cuisine to try. 
    The Riva Hawthorn tent was located at the corner of Lynch Street and Glenferrie Road and festival goers were impressed with the Riva apartment model on show and the day resulted in...
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    Riva Hawthorn commences sales
    HWD has commenced sales for their latest Hawthorn development, Riva Hawthorn.  
    The complex comprises 101 residential apartments across seven levels including a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom apartments with views of the city and over Grace Park. Riva is located in the heart of Hawthorn, just a six minute train ride to the city and close to an abundance of schools, cafes, restauants and shops. 
    For those wanting further information and to register their interest, visit the...
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    HWD wins VCAT appeal for Riva
    HWD has been successful in winning their VCAT appeal and secured their permit for Riva Hawthorn. Two floors were previously removed by the Boroondara council and VCAT has determined that the two floors should be added back to the permitted plans. 
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    Internationally renowned architects Rothe Lowman appointed for Riva.
    HWD has appointed award winning and internationally renowned architects Rothe Lowman for their new residential development Riva Hawthorn. Rothe Lowman specialize in delivering exceptional spaces for people to occupy through simplistic, smart design.
    HWD looks forward to collaborating with Rothe Lowman to develop Riva in line with the pair’s collective vision to employ simplicity, clever use of light and space and the integration of environmentally friendly products, with the overall aim for Riva to win architectural awards.  
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    HWD thrilled to acquire prime Hawthorn location
    HWD has acquired the site at 38 Lynch Street, Hawthorn and plans to develop a new residential apartment complex to be named Riva Hawthorn. 
    Lynch Street is situated between Glenferrie and Burwood Roads boasting an abundance of shops, restaurants, cafes and public transport making it the ideal site for residential apartments. Hawthorn is one of Melbourne's most sought after suburbs and this successful acquisition of the site is welcomes news for the developer. 
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    Relaxed St Kilda lifestyle in demand as SK1 hits 90% sales
    HWD is pleased to announce that they have now sold 90% of residential apartments at St Kilda apartment complex, SK1.   
    SK1 is a boutqiue complex of just 16 luxury appointed apartments including one and two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom penthouses, situated in the centre of the Carlisle Street precinct in the iconic, beachside suburb of St Kilda.   
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    HWD successful in winning VCAT appeal for St Kilda project SK1.
    Together with Peter O'Farrel, HWD successfully secured its permit for a 6-story, 16-apartment development in Martin Street, St Kilda. The final development scheme was modified to address the concerns of the council and neighbouring residents, achieving a satisfactory outcome.   
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    HWD acquires Martin Street
    HWD secured Martin Street off the market by approaching the site owner and has successfully acquired the site that is to be developed as a joint venture with the Buxton family.  
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    HWD appoints Stuart Cantor as Development & Project Manager
    HWD is pleased to announce that Stuart Cantor has been appointed as the company's development and project manager. 
    With over 14 years' experience in the construction and development sector, Stuart began his career as a charter surveyor in London and prior to joining HWD, had worked for luxury residential developers in both London and Melbourne.