Construction Progress
  • If you are a Citylife client who has purchased in any of our projects, you may keep up to date with construction of your project here. Please keep checking back on this page for updates.
  • If your project below is showing as around 4 months or less to completion, you should also now visit our section called "settlement process"

Hedgeley Malvern East

Little Projects’ newest project, was officially launched on Saturday 25 March 2017.

Located in a prime position in Malvern East, Hedgeley offers a luxurious collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with an abundance of amenity including a lush central atrium garden, a rooftop sanctuary, exquisite residents’ lounge and dining area and private cinema.

Hedgeley Malvern East has been a huge success following its official launch on 25 March 2017, with over 90 percent of apartments now sold.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2017 

Completion of Hedgeley is anticipated for late-2018. 

UPDATE JULY 2018 

Completion of Hedgeley is anticipated for late-2018.

Read update here. Hong Kong buyers should contact Citylife for low interest loans now available!  

APPLY FOR FINANCE SEPTEMBER 2018

UPDATE AUGUST 2018

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

We’re excited to announce that the crane at Hedgeley Malvern East will soon be removed, and the external screens on the facade are in the process of being taken down from Waverley and Belgrave Roads.

Hedgeley’s beautiful resident amenities are coming to life with construction of the rooftop terrace pergola underway, the internal courtyard scaffolding removed and the atrium garden construction continuing.

Internal works are progressing well with internal wall frames going into level 4 and timber flooring being installed into central atrium and ground levels. Joinery is almost complete in the central atrium, ground and first levels.

Completion of Hedgeley is expected from early December 2018. 

SETTLEMENT PREPARATION

Settlement at Hedgeley Malvern East is expected to occur from early December 2018.

Now is the right time for you to start contacting your financial institution to prepare your finances before property valuations are called from mid-October 2018.

LEASING YOUR APARTMENT

If you are considering leasing out your new apartment, the team of leasing specialists at our partnering property management business Little Real Estate would be delighted to assist you.

To start a discussion around leasing your apartment at Hedgeley, please email the team at hedgeleyleasing@little.com.au or call 03 8809 5555 

LIMITED RESIDENCES AND RETAIL SHOPS AVAILABLE

A strictly limited number of luxury residences are available at Hedgeley Malvern East. 

In addition, our retail leasing campaign will soon commence for the 6 shops in Hedgeley fronting Waverley Road. If you know anyone who might be interested please contact Michael Bentley at 852 97362218


SETTLEMENT UPDATE – 5 NOVEMBER 2018

An update for all purchasers at Hedgeley Malvern East.

The team at Hutchinson Builders are currently working on completing apartments to Little Projects’ high standards to ensure the best possible outcome. As such, Little expects to be calling for finance valuations next week starting 12 November.

The banks valuers need to contact Peter Timms (phone below) for arrangements to access Hedgeley to provide for the valuations. 

While we hope there will be no problems with all valuations coming in at least within 3 to 4% of purchase price, it is an unpredictable business, so please let us know if any issues with you OWN valuation so we can see if we can assist.

Please pass this on to your banks ASAP to arrange for valuations:

 Peter Timms, Little Projects

Level 3, 15 Claremont St South Yarra VIC 3141

P: (03) 9234 0004

 Settlement of Hedgeley is still on-track to be called from early December 2018.

ONGOING COMMUNICATION

We will continue to communicate with you regularly by email in the lead up to settlement. 

Michael Bentley Hedgeley inspection 20 September 2018. Not all the workers on the park opposite Hedgeley during a routine practice evacuation. The Central courtyard ready for landscaping.

IMPORTANTSETTLEMENT UPDATE DECEMBER 2018

Little Projects is disappointed to advise that the Plan of Subdivision will not
be registered in time to allow for settlements to occur prior to Christmas.
Whilst we have been closely monitoring Hutchinson’s work, unfortunately
the building in its current state does not meet our high quality expectations
and further work is required before we are able to call for settlement.

We are also experiencing delays with City of Stonnington Council who have not
yet issued the Statement of Compliance. We are not able to call for settlement
until it has been issued, and we continue to work closely with Council.We understand that you will be disappointed with this outcome.


We are extremely disappointed that we have not been able to call
for settlement within the anticipated timeframe.

NEW ANTICIPATED TIMEFRAMES
Apartments from Central Atrium level (level C) to level 2
We expect to call for pre-settlement inspections for apartments
on level C to level 2 mid-next week, however this is dependent on the builders
and we cannot commit to this until early next week.
Unfortunately, the builders are still in the process of finessing
the apartments to the high quality standards that we require in order
to call for pre-settlement inspections.

We now expect to call for settlement in mid-January 2019.
Apartments on levels 3 and 4
We regret to advise that while the builders continue working on the finishing touches of your apartment, it will not be ready for us to call for pre-settlement inspections prior to Christmas.
We will communicate with you early next week to confirm when your apartment will be available for finance valuation.
We anticipate that pre-settlement inspections will be called from mid-January, with settlement anticipated from late-January.
We are working as hard as we can to deliver your new apartment to you
as quickly as possible, delivered to the high standard of quality that
we require in all of our projects.
If you have further questions regarding settlement timing,
please contact your agent.

NEW CHARSFIELD

Inspired by the 1889 Victorian mansion, New Charsfield is our latest residential project. The heritage listed Charsfield mansion is the oldest home standing on St Kilda Road in Melbourne. The mansion is significant for its well-composed Italianate form and its connection to this location's long history as a distinguished area. The building’s grand composition and finely detailed architecture now influence the design of a sophisticated new luxury apartment complex at this address. CONSTRUCTION PHOTO JANUARY 2018:

COMPLETION: Estimated early 2019

STAGE ONE – Level 6 to 16 – expected late January 2019 

STAGE TWO – Level 17 and 18 – expected March 2019 

UPDATE JUNE 2018:


Given that building works at New Charsfield have considerably advanced we take this opportunity to formally introduce you to KIN Property, the New Charsfield Settlement Team who will be your point of contact in the lead up to the settlement of your residence.

The Settlement Team will be communicating with you frequently over the coming months, providing regular updates including information in relation to valuation access and pre-settlement inspections as well as handover procedures post settlement.

If you have any urgent queries please contact Charlene Guan, Carla Ford or Samantha Warrick at settlements@newcharsfield.com.au  
                 
Settlement Timing

According to your Contract of Sale, settlement will occur 14 days after the later of the issue of the Occupancy Permit and the Registration of the Plan of Subdivision.

Settlement is currently expected to commence early 2019.  

APPLY FOR FINANCE OCTOBER 2018

UPDATE OCTOBER 2018

CONSTRUCTION IS WELL ADVANCED, WITH ESTIMATED COMPLETION JAN/FEB 2019

ALL BUYERS SHOULD COMMENCE THEIR FINANCE APPLICATION NOW.

DETAILS OF RENTAL AGENTS COMING SHORTLY.



 

 

 

 

PATCH APARTMENTS, NORTH FITZROY

Patch Fitzroy North is in one of Melbourne's most coveted postcodes, just near the Merri Creek bike trail and a vibrant mix of cafés, parks and transport.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE 1 MARCH 2018:

UPDATE FEBRUARY 2018:

 

 


PATCH UPDATE JULY 2018:


JULY 2018: Level 5  concrete slab completed.

Fit out on lower levels underway. Higher levels starting soon.

Current estimated Completion: First quarter 2019

Do not apply for finance yet. 

PATCH UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2018:

LEVEL 11 CONCRETE SLAB NO COMPLETE.

LEVEL 6-10 FIT OUT STARTING.

completion date confirmed: late JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019

Buyers should start now to prepare for finance

PATCH UPDATE 31 OCTOBER 2018

PATCH UPDATE JANUARY 2019

At this stage we envisage that practical completion from a construction perspective is schedule for the February 2019. 


The issuance of practical completion under the building contract will also trigger the commencement of the defect liability period.


The second phase for allowing your property to be ready for settlement is the issuance of a statement of compliance. This is a separate task which means that the building surveyor, council and all the associated authorities will sign off on the complex granting the building status as being ready for occupation.

The completion of this phase will then form part of the issuance of the certificate of occupancy of your individual apartment which is a term under the your contract.
Please note none of the above elements are your responsibility, but we provide this guide so that you are informed of what is occurring behind the scenes.


Creation of your property?


While the building may be technically finished, legally speaking your property does not actually exist yet. When you purchased your apartment you actually purchased a lot on a proposed plan of subdivision. Simultaneously with the construction of the apartment, the developer has been undertaking various
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approvals and procedures to ensure that your proposed lot, becomes an official one and a legal title can be provided to you at settlement.
Once the above elements are completed, the developer will lodge the proposed plan of subdivision with the titles office.

This will then create an individual title for your property and allow the second important trigger under your contract of sale to occur. The issuance of titles, once submitted into the titles office can take 1 – 4 weeks turnaround depending on the time of the year.

Once the titles have been lodged, the vendor can issue all purchasers a notice to settlement in accordance to your contract of sale.
When will I be able to move in?
No clear date for moving into your apartment has been scheduled. As detailed above there are still many elements of construction and the legal property process which are still required to be completed. Based on our most recent inspection of the property and advice received from the developer, we estimate that settlement is scheduled to occur around March 2019. We will continue to provide further updates towards the end of January.


When should I start talking to the bank?
Given settlement will occur in the early part of 2019, you SHOULD ALREADY have arranged finance. If NOT, please call us ASAP

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The person your valuer will need to contact to arrange an inspection of your apartment for your individual bank is

anna@locandro.com.au, or phone (03) 9826 9908


When do I need to speak to my solicitor?


We suggest that you contact your solicitor to confirm that settlement of your apartment is pending. Please advise your solicitor immediately of the pending settlement. They will receive official documentation from the vendors solicitor early in the new year.
When will my bank be allowed to inspect the property to conduct their official valuation?
Generally up to 4-6 weeks before the settlement of the apartment. We will send you further notification of these dates when access is available in early 2019.

When will I get an opportunity to inspect my apartment?


Generally 2-4 weeks prior to settlement of your apartment. We are currently working with the builders to complete a staging and schedule for the complex. We will advise you of these dates early in 2019.



Michael Bentley site inspection November 2018