Zuccoli team attend Clontarf Academy Super Training Day

The BMD Group has been in partnership with the Clontarf Foundation for over three years, working closely to improve education, discipline, life skills, self-esteem and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men. The foundation’s programs are delivered through a network of academies, established in partnership with local schools.

Earlier this week, a few of the BMD Darwin team, including Zuccoli’s Tim Bycroft (Project Director) and Demitri Christou (Contract Administration Manager), attended the Clontarf Academy Super Training Day held at the Palmerston College Academy.

The team had plenty of fun, working hard to keep up with the boys over the course of the morning. It was great to see Sheldon Liddy take the field, who was one of the first to graduate year 12 through the Clontarf foundation 10 years ago. Sheldon is now a very valued member of the BMD Darwin team, and is a fine example of what positive impacts the Clontarf Academy has on these young men.  

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Territorians continue to take advantage of the First Home Owners Grant

Property prices and government grants available to those entering the housing market for the first time, has led to the Northern Territory having the greatest number of first home buyers in the country, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Territorians Myla and Charlie Estella are one of many local families who have taken advantage of the grants while the market is most favourable towards buyers. The first home buyers purchased a block of land in Zuccoli and built their five-bedroom home using the $28,000 government funding available.

“The first home owners grant really helped us as you don’t need to save as much money to purchase your own property,” Mrs Estella said. “I’d definitely encourage anyone looking to buy their own home to apply for the grant.”

Purchasing a house and land package for $605,000, Mrs Estella said they considered building in other areas such as Muirhead and Durack, but were attracted to Zuccoli for its affordability and size.

“Zuccoli was the best place for us as it’s perfectly located and the price of the land here is within our budget,” she said. With three children in their teens, the Mr and Mrs Estella said their 600sqm block provides the family with ample space.

“We all enjoy living at Zuccoli and the kids all have their own rooms and space. Previously they shared a room, so it is definitely an upgrade,” Mrs Estella said.

Zuccoli sales consultant Nicole Turner said she has noticed an increase in interest from first home buyers over the past 12 months.

“The first-home buyers grant provides people with an opportunity to dive into the property market and own a house of their own,” she said.

“Without it, the process of purchasing a house would be a lot more difficult, it is a helping hand for those wanting to set foot in the property market.”

Ms Turner felt now was an ideal time to purchase property in the Top End, particularly for first-home buyers.

“Since the introduction of the grant it’s been great to see an increase in the number of buyers looking to build their first home,” she said.

For more information on the Northern Territory’s FHOG and to check your eligibility visit the NT Government website.

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Read our first edition of the Village Life newsletter!

2018 is proving to be a very exciting year at Zuccoli! The opening of Zuccoli Plaza has provided convenient and highly sought after local amenities for the community, and we look forward to seeing the plaza continue to thrive. Read through our latest edition of Village Life to keep up to date on all things Zuccoli, and the exciting things the rest of 2018 has in store for residents. It’s a big year and we look forward to you being apart of it!

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Happy Easter!

Zuccoli residents had a wonderful time on Sunday 24th March celebrating Easter with a brunch at the William Kirkby-Jones Park. With a water slide, food and a coffee van there was plenty to keep the kids of Zuccoli entertained on what turned out to be a bright and sunny morning.

We would like to wish the Zuccoli community a happy and safe Easter break!

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Vogel Release is now selling!

Zuccoli is continuing to grow with the latest stage of lots released over the weekend.The release is located at the southern end of Zuccoli Village and includes 55 residential lots ranging in size from 450m2 to 855m2 with decent size frontages.

Urbex Sales Consultant, Nicole Turner says the latest land release will appeal to a diverse range of buyer profiles who recognise quality and space.

“Set amongst a scenic natural setting and green open space, Zuccoli provides the balance of living in the great outdoors with unrivalled lifestyle attractions,” Ms Turner said.

“You can choose to stroll through the parks, explore the local village centre or be active on the interwoven bike tracks and walking trails. It is convenience at its best and will cater to any lifestyle,” Ms Turner said.

“Zuccoli has tapped into the market’s demands with the likes of the Zuccoli Plaza. We have created an urban village so residents can mingle at the local café, workout at the newly established F45 gym, shop at the IGA, and pick up a bottle of wine for the bottle shop or any necessities from the chemist,” Ms Turner said.

Set to fill a large gap in the market with its flexible and meticulously designed lots starting from $200,000*.

“We have a range of the Territory’s best builders at Zuccoli, with plenty of house and land package options to choose from to suit various lifestyle needs and budgets,” Ms Turner said.

Mrs Turner said they have already seen enormous interest from owner occupiers, such as first home buyer Nick Kastellorizios who purchased his home at Zuccoli.

“We previously lived at Palmerston, but my family was attracted to Zuccoli because of its premium feel, large spaces and close community,” Mr Kastellorizios said.

“I work out at Zuccoli so the location is perfect. It offers such a great lifestyle and is a great place to bring up my four daughters.

“Having the shops and parks nearby is certainly convenient! There is everything you need for modern living and the sense of community is just something you can’t go past,” Mr Kastellorizios said.
Zuccoli is just 25-minutes from Darwin City Centre and has easy access onto the Stuart Highway to the east and Palmerston the west.

(*average price for the Vogel Release is $222,960)

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Darwin Buffaloes loose NTFL Grand Final by one point

Urbex (Zuccoli developer) has been a proud major partner of the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club since 2013. On Wednesday evening the Southern Districts team won one of the most exciting NTFL grand finals in recent times, edging out the Darwin Buffaloes by just one point.

The Buffs played a thrilling game right until the end, kicking the final two goals of the game and coming within a whisker of snatching the flag.

The Buffaloes compete in the Northern Territory Australian Football League, and offer opportunities for girls, boys, women and men to be involved in community events through AFL. Urbex’s sponsorship has assisted the club in expanding to twelve teams and maintaining an active involvement in the local community, particularly with Indigenous youth.

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Zuccoli Plaza quickly becomes hub of Zuccoli Village

After opening mid last year, Zuccoli Plaza has quickly become the hub of Zuccoli Village. With an IGA, F45 gym, Terry White Chemmart, newsagency, Cellarbrations bottle shop, medical centre and Rainmaker
Cafe, Zuccoli Plaza has everything you need right at your doorstep.

With plenty of parking available, Zuccoli Plaza provides the perfect spot to catch up with friends at the café, squeeze in a work out at the gym or pick up any necessities for the day.

To keep up to date with everything that is happening at the Plaza, follow the Zuccoli Plaza Facebook page here.

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Help Darwin Buffaloes Football Club’s Tai Martin-Page walk again!

Urbex has been a proud major partner of the Darwin Buffaloes Football Club since 2013. The Buffaloes compete in the Northern Territory Australian Football League (NTFL), and offer opportunities for girls, boys, women and men to be involved in community events through AFL.

Buffaloes forward, Tai Martin-Page was involved in a tragic on-field incident during the NTFL Men’s Premier League game between Wanderers and Darwin on January 6. While prognosis is still unclear, Tai is facing a long stint in rehab and the possibility of never walking again.

On Monday Urbex Project Director, Tim Bycroft visited Tai in Perth (where he was flown to for treatment) to express support on behalf of Urbex.

Tai was in great spirits and is eager to commence rehab back in Adelaide where his family and friends can be closer to offer ongoing support.

The Buffaloes, along with AFL NT are seeking the community’s generosity in supporting Tai’s recovery and have set up a go fund me page: https://www.gofundme.com/HelpTaiwalkagain.

We encourage you to show your support, with all donations made will go towards medical and rehabilitation costs.

For more on Tai’s recovery, see the Nine News story here.

Urbex Project Director, Tim Bycroft visiting Tai over the weekend.

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Christmas at Zuccoli

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and the 2017 Zuccoli Christmas brunch was an event that every Zuccoli resident is sure to remember!

With an appearance from Santa and a huge water slide, Zuccoli residents loved their Christmas brunch on Saturday 3rd December, 2017 at William Kirkby-Jones Park.

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Zuccoli celebrates Halloween!

Come and join us on Tuesday 31st of October as the Zuccoli community celebrates Halloween. We look forward to seeing you there!

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