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Over the past 12 years Thirdi Group has been very lucky to be included in a range of media & industry awards, recognised in how we combine traditional property development & investment strategies with in-house developed technologies.

We are proud of our innovative approach to property development and we believe it’s our simple philosophy of ‘Investing where Investments are being made’ that has helped our company secure its place as one of the fastest growing development firms within Australia.

Industry Leader Series – video interview with Luke Berry at Thirdi Group

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26th May, 2020

Industry Leader Series – video interview with Luke Berry at Thirdi Group

As the Director of Sales and Marketing, Luke is responsible for the implementation of all sales and marketing activities, the brand development of Thirdi Group and the projects they create.

With close to $2billion in property created and delivered since Thirdi Group launched in 2006, Luke is passionate about design and is committed to creating spaces that improve people’s lives.

Luke’s key duties include the creation and implementation of sales strategies to help sell or lease the property Thirdi Group create, delivering outstanding results for their joint venture partners and clients. Luke is also responsible for the creation and management of web-based businesses and investment portals that Thirdi Group owns and operates across the property industry.

Luke is also a sought after keynote speaker on the Australian property market at a range of property education events and a regular contributor to Apartments & Developments,Your Investment Property, ‘BRW’ and many other industry publications.

Luke Berry has been recognised by smartcompany.com.au as one of Australia’s Hottest entrepreneurs and was included in the Commonwealth Banks ‘CommSec Entrepreneur Series’ for his part in creating Thirdi Group & NextHotSpot.com.au.

Merewether Golf Club Approved for $120m Seniors Living Project

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17th May, 2020

Merewether Golf Club Approved for $120m Seniors Living Project

Merewether Golf Club Approved for $120m Seniors Living Project

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Development plans for a $120 million seniors living village development at Merewether Golf Club in Newcastle have advanced after receiving a nod of approval from the regional planning panel.

The senior living precinct would sit within the golf course located between Adamstown and Merewether, with the proposed project to include 148 serviced units within a tower development.

Thirdi Group and Merewether Golf Club’s plans were given concept approval by the Hunter and Central coast Regional Planning Panel. The proposal, including the wellness centre, comprises four separate towers on two podiums above car parking.

Merewether Golf Club captain Aaron Spalding said the project would help secure the club’s financial future, after starting the process four years ago.

“It also paves the way for significant investment to take place in our course infrastructure and facilities, something that was really important to our members when we decided to explore this type of partnership with Thirdi Group.”

▲ 40 King Street Adamstown. Thirdi Group & Merewether Golf Club secures development approval from regional Planning Panel for its proposed $120 million seniors living village development in Newcastle.
▲ The existing site plan.marchese partners

The project, which was announced by the club in 2016, involves a 99-year lease of the development land to Thirdi Group.

“These are the sorts of developments our community needs in a Covid-19 recovery,” Thirdi Group’s Luke Berry said.

“We estimate that our project will create over 1000 jobs in the region during construction and close to 100 ongoing jobs when the new club, facilities and seniors living village is operational.”

The site compatibility certificate, granted by the planning panel, ensures development proposals are broadly compatible with land uses, before advancing to the development application lodgement stage.

Thirdi Group will now work with the club to finalise its development application, with plans to lodge the project with Newcastle City Council by mid-year.

See full article here: https://theurbandeveloper.com/articles/planning-panel-ticks-120m-seniors-living-development-at-merewether-golf-club?utm_source=TUD+Master+List&utm_campaign=f56e6bfbe5-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_07_03_11_11_COPY_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9f25b32131-f56e6bfbe5-188322735

MEREWETHER SENIORS’ PRECINCT SET TO GO AHEAD

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13th May, 2020

MEREWETHER SENIORS’ PRECINCT SET TO GO AHEAD

MEREWETHER SENIORS’ PRECINCT SET TO GO AHEAD

Regional Planning Panel approves concept for $120m seniors living project at Merewether Golf Club

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12th May, 2020

Regional Planning Panel approves concept for $120m seniors living project at Merewether Golf Club

The group’s directors met with club officials and members at the course on Tuesday to celebrate the approval of a site compatibility certificate for the development.

The Hunter and Central Coast Regional Planning Panel approved the concept plans for the site early last week, allowing Thirdi Group to progress with a DA.

The proposed development, unveiled by the club in mid-2017 and endorsed by members a year later, includes 148 serviced apartments, a new clubhouse, health and fitness centre and other associated amenities.

“We’d like to think we can lodge [the DA] by the end of June,” Thirdi Group sales director Luke Berry said.

“The bulk and scale has essentially been approved by the state government and we’re now going to submit our plans that fit within that bulk and scale. [The] project will create over 1000 jobs in the region during construction and close to 100 ongoing jobs when the new club, facilities and seniors living village is operational”.

Thirdi Group is aiming to create a lifestyle precinct at the course. Its aged care business Third Age will manage the seniors living apartments which, if approved, will be constructed in four six-storey unit blocks along one of the existing fairways adjoining the redeveloped clubhouse.

“The golf club will benefit from a new clubhouse, restaurant facilities and a wellness centre that will be shared between the club [members] and the community of the seniors village,” Mr Berry said.

“We’re proposing a 25-metre lap pool, gym, consult rooms so you can have local businesses come to the facility. The broader community will benefit from a multi-million dollar clubhouse, restaurant, sports bar and we’d like to think, back to the olds days when this club was centre to weddings and conferences, we’re going to be able to create that for this club and the community.”

NEXT STEP: Thirdi Group director Luke Berry, right, speaks at the course on Tuesday.

 NEXT STEP: Thirdi Group director Luke Berry, right, speaks at the course on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the board, Merewether Golf Club captain Aaron Spalding said the project, which involves a 99-year lease of the development land to Thirdi Group, would help secure the club’s long-term financial future.

“We started this process close to five years ago and the SCC is the strongest indication yet our shared vision of a creating a world class golfing facility and seniors living precinct is on track to become a reality,” he said.

“Not only will this development help secure our clubs future, it also paves the way for significant investment to take place in our course infrastructure and facilities.”

City of Newcastle objected to the development in its assessment made to the panel, suggesting it was inconsistent with the strategic context and vision for the area.

It raised concerns with the height, scale and character of the proposed development and likely traffic impacts on local streets, including up to a 50 per cent increase in traffic at the King Street and Glebe Road intersection.

But the Department of Planning said in its submission that “current strategic planning does not specifically deal with this site” and “an opportunity exists for a development that takes advantage of the large site to minimise offsite impacts while allowing for the continued use of the golf course”.

The planning panel ultimately approved the SCC subject to a number of conditions that require additional plans to be lodged with the development application regarding landscaping, tree retention, design standards and traffic impacts.