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.