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February Development Update

With the sell out of the first stage townhouses and the significant market response to the first stage apartments, we are pleased to announce the release of the Stephen building.

This release introduces a new selection of 1, 2 & 3br apartments with sensational views back over Norwood to Mt Lofty. In anticipation of this release, several of the apartments have already been secured by local buyers who recognise the impact that this development will have on the Norwood landscape.

See our latest project update video here:


heart&soul street magazine

The first edition of our free Norwood Green heart&soul street magazine was published in December 2019.

The 16 page publication celebrates Norwood’s vibrant community and includes a progress update on the Norwood Green development as well as articles on interior trends, sustainable architectural design and upcoming local events.

Businesses within walking distance to Norwood Green are also highlighted to showcase the area’s appeal as a place to ‘meet, greet and eat’ and locals share their thoughts on what they love about Norwood.

Copies of heart&soul are available now from local retailers and the Norwood Green Display Centre at 100 Magill Road or read our online version here:


We’re currently working on our next edition due in Winter 2020.

heart&soul is produced by Adelaide graphic design studio Algo Más.


Norwood Green Christmas Event

The Norwood Green team is ‘merrily on high’ following our first ever Christmas at the Green community event.

The Display Centre and Warehouse was a hive of festive fun and fare last Sunday and we’d like to thank the wonderful local traders who braved the heat to serve delicious food and drinks.

The Christmas Market was a huge success with many locals snapping up gorgeous clothing and homewares.

It was fantastic to have the Triple M Rock Patrol on hand with cool drinks and giveaways too.

Congratulations to Susanna Cummins from St Morris who won the major prize – an iPad Pro – in our raffle.

Second prize – a gorgeous Christmas gift basket from Outdoors on Parade – went to Jonathan Draysey from Maylands.

The Norwood Green Display Centre will be open daily from 10- 4 over the holiday period except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

Green light for construction

CONSTRUCTION of a new Aldi supermarket at the $120 million Norwood Green development on Magill Rd is under way. Earthworks for the supermarket are in progress, with Sarah Constructions expected to commence building works at the site today. Meanwhile, almost all of the first stage release of townhouses at the residential and retail precinct have been sold, with particular interest in a range of two and three-bedroom homes, pictured. Norwood Green project director Daniel De Conno said apartment sales were also progressing well, with significant interest from the downsizer market. “Norwood Green is attracting people who currently live in the Norwood area, and those in surrounding suburbs, who are seeking a city-fringe lifestyle offering with the benefits of a master-planned precinct,” he said. “Our purchasers are excited to see the progress of the Aldi supermarket, which will be a shopping destination right at their doorstep and will complement the range of retail shops that will fringe the apartment buildings at street level.” Norwood Green is a joint project between Aldi and local developers Buildtec and Catcorp. The Aldi supermarket is expected to open in the second quarter of next year.

Written in the Business Journal for The Advertiser on October 8, 2019.

Display centre opens at Norwood Green

The Norwood Green Display Centre opened to the public on Saturday 8 June with an event that welcomed local residents and potential buyers.

The Display Centre, built within the last remaining structure of the historic Caroma building at 100 Magill Road Norwood, features a full-sized apartment living area, bedroom and bathroom and is complete with finishes and inclusions.

Demolition at the site is complete and Norwood Green Project Director, Daniel De Conno said the Display Centre will be the stylish new hub for the project.

“The Norwood Green Display Centre will give people a real sense of the design and style of the city-fringe lifestyle offering. We will be showcasing the best products and finishes to truly make Norwood Green a place for everyone.”

“These townhouses and apartments provide a rare opportunity for people to purchase new, high quality homes in Adelaide’s sought-after inner east with a new ALDI Supermarket and Norwood’s finest eateries and pubs within easy walking distance,” Mr De Conno said.

Mr De Conno said the Norwood Green development is tailor-made for people who want to live in Norwood and remain close to the city of Adelaide.

The project features a central park and piazza area, which has been designed as a community space and meeting place for Norwood Green residents and the local community.”

“There will be ample parking for residents and visitors by virtue of a full basement across the apartment building. With the development’s location on the doorstep of the East End and Kent Town, it is well suited to explore the ever-expanding neighbouring food culture.”

The site is being redeveloped by experienced retailers and developers, Aldi, Buildtec and Catcorp.

Friends of the project celebrated the milestone with a private event on Tuesday 28 May.

Visit the Display Centre now at 100 Magill Road, Norwood. Open daily from 10am – 4pm.

Event Photos:

First look at ‘Norwood Green’, the $120m development to replace old Caroma factory with Aldi supermarket and townhouses

Eighteen townhouses will be completed by early 2020 at the new $120 million ‘Norwood Green’ development at the former Caroma factory on Magill Rd, and works will begin on a new Aldi supermarket at the 2ha “residential and retail precinct” by the middle of 2019.

The State Commission Assessment Panel approved the Norwood Green development at 76 Magill Rd last Friday, which includes the supermarket, seven-storey building with around 200 units and 33 two- and three-storey townhouses.

Supermarket works will form phase one of the construction, with demolition planned for early 2019 and works to be completed by early 2020.

However, an opening date has not yet been revealed.

Norwood Green development director Daniel De Conno said the first 18 of 33 townhouses would be delivered by early 2020 on Stephen St, followed by around 120 units in the second phase.

“It will be a rolling project over the next four to five years,” Mr De Conno said.

“The price points will range from just under $300,000 to $1 million, for first homeowners to downsizers.”

Mr De Conno said a showpiece of the development was “significant” open public space — roughly the dimensions of Moseley Square — which would underline the name, Norwood Green.

“It will be a new meeting place for Norwood,” he said.

“There will be a real transformation along Magill Rd, which is pretty cool.

“We are delighted to be a part of the team that will bring about the rejuvenation of the former Caroma site.

“This site has been an iconic part of the Norwood landscape and its redevelopment will provide a rare opportunity to buy a new townhouse or apartment within walking distance to the Parade and CBD.”

The development also includes a “town piazza” with retail shops and other open space areas.

Written by Ben Cameron for the Eastern Courier Messenger on December 18, 2018.

Norwood Green Development Update

We are making steady progress at Norwood Green with the site demolition almost complete, which will make way for an exciting new community in Adelaide’s most sought after suburb. The on-site display centre is currently being fitted out and an opening date will be announced very soon. Check out the video here for our latest project update:


New Aldi supermarket at Caroma factory site in Norwood set to create 500 jobs during construction

The former Caroma factory in Norwood was demolished last week, which cleared the way for 33 townhouses and 200 apartments to be built on the two hectare, $120 million site.

It is expected to create 500 jobs during the four-to-five year construction phase, while a further 70 ongoing jobs will be created via Aldi once the supermarket is completed.

Norwood Green project director, Buidltec’s Daniel De Conno, said the development is a significant milestone in unlocking a former industrial pocket to make way for residential and mixed-use development.

“This development will to generate significant private sector investment, generate jobs for the local economy and provide new high quality homes for South Australians,” Mr De Conno said.

“A feature of the project is the central park and piazza area, which will form a new meeting place not only for Norwood Green residents, but also for the surrounding community.”

“There will also be ample parking for residents and visitors via a full basement across the apartment building.”

The Norwood Green sales centre is under construction at the site and will be open to the public in the next few months.

Local resident Robert Nachum said the development is being welcomed by immediate residents.

“People are happy for it to be here. For me it’s about bringing the community together, it’s a case of about time,” he said.

“Something was certainly needed for that site. I came here from Sydney 20 years ago and this area is becoming like Paddington or South Yarra and Prahan in Melbourne.”

The fact of two Aldi supermarkets on the same road — with the other near Glynburn Rd — is nothing but a positive he said and will add to building a community feel.

“It’s a win, win,” he said.

Written by Richard Evans for The Advertiser on April 12, 2019.

time to savour

Winter is the perfect time to bunker down with comfort food that warms the body and soothes the soul. Chef Josh De Haas from Chopping Board Catering shares his recipe for a hearty coq au vin pie and parsnip puree.

to make the pie (serves 4)

Method: Part 1


  • 5 Chicken Marylands (cut in half: leg and thigh)
  • 100 millilitres olive oil
  • 3 shallots (thinly sliced)
  • 100 grams sliced pancetta
  • 1 leek
  • 2 carrots
  • 1⁄2 bunch thyme
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1⁄4 bunch oregano
  • 6 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 litre of red wine
  • 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 litre of chicken stock


Sauté herbs, vegetables, pancetta and spices in olive oil. Deglaze with red wine, bring to boil then simmer for 20 minutes. Pour mix over chicken and marinate for 24 hours.


Place chicken, vegetables, herbs and marinade in an oven tray and add chicken stock. Cover tray with foil and slowly braise at 150°c for 1 hour.


Remove meat from liquid. Let meat cool then shred from bones. Retain cooking liquid.

Method: Part 2

• Shredded chicken (from Part 1)

• 1 large brown onion (‘brunoise’ i.e. diced)

• 5 cloves roasted garlic

• 1 tablespoon rosemary

• 2 tablespoon oregano

• 200 grams flat pancetta (diced into small pieces)

• 500 grams button mushrooms (cut into quarters and pan-fried until caramelised)

• 1 cup sparkling shiraz

• 750 millilitres cooking liquid (from Part 1)

• 500 millilitres cream

• 1⁄2 bunch soft herbs (e.g. chives, parsley, tarragon)

• Salt and pepper to season (if required)


Add shredded chicken and deglaze with sparkling shiraz.


Add cooking liquid and cream. Simmer until sauce thickens. Tip: add a small amount of cornflour to thicken if needed. Season with salt and pepper and add soft herbs to finish.


Fill a dish with mixture and cover with puff pastry. Cook at 180 degrees for 15 – 18 minutes until golden brown.

to make the parsnip puree (serves 4)

  • 800 grams cored and cleaned parsnips (boiled until soft)
  • 150 grams chopped onions
  • 125 grams unsalted butter
  • 800 millilitres cream
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • A pinch white pepper


Sauté onions and butter on low heat until the onions are tender. Add parsnip and cream. Bring to a gentle simmer and cook for 5 minutes.


Season with salt and pepper.Puree and then pass through a fine conical sieve (‘chinoix’). Serve with pie.

Learn more about local Chopping Board Catering events, promotions and grazing box delivery at choppingboardcatering.com.au

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design for life

Norwood Green Interior Designer Antonietta Sofia shares her insights on what makes a house a home and the easy decor updates you can make right now that are on trend and on budget.

q: What are the interior trends for 2020?

a: Tranquil dusty colours such as blue, pink and green are proving popular. One of our favourites right now is Dulux Spanish Olive: a dusty grey green colour. I think these colours help create calm spaces and havens where we can leave the hustle and bustle of our busy lives behind.

q: What are some simple and effective interior updates people can make right now?

a: An easy update is to add plants: they introduce tranquillity to a space and clean the air. Plants bring the outside in and provide good ‘bang for your buck’. Painting walls with textured paint that looks like polished plaster also adds texture and interest and is cost-effective

q: Are you noticing any changes in the products people are purchasing?

a: People are starting to think about where products have been made and how they are sourced. The desire to support local businesses and artists is growing. People are more interested in products with ‘back stories’ too such as rugs made from recycled plastic bottles. I think the rise of stores reselling other peoples homewares has, and will, keep increasing too.

q: Where are some of your favourite places to shop in Norwood?

a: Twopairs is great for unusual pieces. Heyne’s Nursery has an amazing indoor and outdoor plant range. Local hardware stores like Mitre 10 are also good places for plants and pots. Abbode Interiors has stunning wallpapers and soft furnishings too.

q: What design philosophies inspired the interior design for Norwood Green?

a: We embraced timeless, ‘non-fussy’ design that enables buyers to use our interiors as a foil to add their own personal effects regardless of their style – and without being too much of a blank canvas. We’ve added interest to spaces by selecting benchtops and tiles with natural textures and tones instead of colour; which can be personal. We’ve also purposefully selected honest materials like undyed woollen carpets and unpolished timber floorboards where imperfections are seen as positive aspects – and not defects.

q: What makes a home ‘home’ to you?

a: I believe every room needs a ‘hero piece’: something that adds an element of surprise and makes an impact. This could be a piece of furniture, an artwork or an unusual item collected on holiday. It is an item you fell in love with the moment you saw it. These are the items that suddenly turn spaces into homes: personal and one of a kind.