Greater Ascot is Townsville’s newest residential land sub-division. Launched in July 2012, it will become home to around 7,000 people over the next 10 years.
Brought to you by Parkside Development, it is designed using Traditional Neighbourhood Urban Planning principles. This means it will resemble the community your parents and grandparents reminisce about! Streets will be quieter, neighbourhoods will be more interactive, rear laneways will see kids playing cricket and soccer, and shops, schools and parklands will be within walking or riding distance from home.
Greater Ascot is within the Townsville 4817 postcode, located between Mt Louisa and Kirwan. It is Townsville’s newest and largest estate just 13km from the Townsville CBD, and within a 5km radius of James Cook University, Kirwan Hospital, Lavarak Barracks, Willows Shopping Centre and the Northern Beaches.
Imagine being able to walk from your house to the corner store for groceries, visit the library and grab a cup of coffee, all without ever having to turn a car key. These tasks are easily accomplished on foot or bicycle if you live near a village centre. A village centre provides a central location for services that meet the needs of a community.
Village centres are the social and economic heart of a city. Not only do they give a community a unique and distinct personality, but their pedestrian friendly environment makes it easier for physical activity to be incorporated into daily routines. Unlike other estates, Greater Ascot is designed for walking and biking.
Safe and affordable housing is another key ingredient for a healthy community. Too often, families are forced to move far away from jobs, schools and other services because they’ve been priced out of the housing market.
Affordable housing brings people back to the village centre. From young couples with new families to grandparents looking for more manageable living space, everyone benefits from having well kept, affordable housing within walking distance of a village centre. At Greater Ascot you can have all of this at an affordable price.
Centrally Located Schools
Remember the days when you could walk or bike to school? How many of our children do that now? Today, many parents don’t allow their children to walk or bike to school because of concerns over distance or safety.
Centrally located schools with streets that are designed for safe walking and biking create a great opportunity for kids to be active daily and feel secure in their neighbourhoods. At Greater Ascot, kids can be kids.
Another key ingredient of a healthy community is public space. We often see public space in the form of plazas, parks and town centres. These spaces are open and available to everyone. Public space provides a place for people to buy fresh, locally grown produce, for kids to get involved in local fun activities, and for all ages to experience various cultures through music and art. At Greater Ascot we want to cultivate a deeper sense of community that increases social interaction.
Both people and animals benefit from the preservation of green space. These spaces can include parks, trails, woodland, wetlands and any open space. Green space provides community members opportunity for recreation and relaxation.
With over 200 hectares of open space, Greater Ascot makes the conservation of green space a crucial ingredient to both the physical and mental health of a community.
To encourage the use of transportation alternatives, roads need to be designed to allow for bicycles and pedestrians in addition to the car. Streets that cater to all three transportation options have cycle tracks, continuous footpaths and well connected routes to commonly used areas. Greater Ascot will allow its residents to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines and it provides social equity for those who are too young or physically unable to drive.
Looking for a house and land package or investment property in Greater Ascot? Please contact us on 4728 9440 or [email protected]