Price, design and a train station complete lifestyle at Peet’s Invita Apartments.
While most of the focus in Perth’s much-watched apartment market has been on city projects, a low-rise suburban apartment project in Wellard has been quietly notching up sales, launching new stages and attracting national recognition.
Developed by Peet Limited, Invita Apartments anchor a prime corner site in The Village at Wellard, one of the new breed of town centres where planners and architects start with a blank canvas and design walkable communities with parklands, amenity and public transport.
The end result is a modern apartment complex set in a master-planned, multi-award-winning community that is one of Perth’s premium transit oriented developments and one of just a handful where the distance between the apartments and the train station can be covered in a two-minute walk.
After a successful off-the-plan campaign, construction of Invita’s first stage started in 2013 and the second stage followed in 2014. The 53 apartments in stage three went on sale in 2016 and with construction due to finish in May, just seven remain for sale.
The apartments are being sold by Colliers International and Coulson & Co and prices start from $285,000 for one-bedroom apartments and $325,000 for a two-bedroom apartment in stage two and from $360,000 for two-bedroom apartments in stage three.
Colliers International’s Sales Executive Samantha Ferraz said Invita showed its city counter-parts that a suburban project with good transport links could end long work commutes while also delivering a high standard of apartment living for an even more affordable price.
“The train journey from Wellard into Perth’s CBD is thirty one minutes. For residents commuting further south, the Kwinana Freeway is only four minutes away and Mandurah is twenty two minutes by train,” Mrs Ferraz said.
“The new community at The Village at Wellard wraps around the train station and the Wellard Square shopping centre and the sales show strong demand, especially among young buyers for apartments in a well-planned town centre.
“The apartments are generously proportioned and have very functional living spaces along with spacious private balconies or courtyards. They’ve been well-received in a market where buyers have plenty of choice.”
Invita’s three stages were designed by Matthews and Scavalli Architects. Stage two also won the coveted award as the best affordable development in Australia at the UDIA Awards for Excellence in 2016.
The Village at Wellard is a joint-venture land development between Peet Limited and the WA Housing Authority, and has been one of the best-selling estates in the metropolitan area for more than a decade.