31 March 2017
Baldivis Square forges links
Prime Group’s $30 million Baldivis Square shopping centre on Makybe Drive opens its doors on Monday.
The 6000sqm shopping centre, anchored by an IGA supermarket, has 16 specialty retailers, including a dentist and medical centre, and work on a childcare centre will start before the end of the year.
The centre is expected to transform the strip into a bustling, pedestrian-friendly meeting place with outdoor seating, bike racks, trees, landscaping and public art.
Prime Group managing director Joe Passione said the developer wanted to create a community focal point and had worked hard on creating open spaces and carefully selecting high-quality tenants.
Axia Commercial Property’s Adam Musbah said the neighbourhood centre was fully leased, apart from one contested restaurant space.
The centre has committed to creating an inner-city atmosphere with a strong emphasis on local community engagement. For example, Baldivis IGA owner Pat Rock said it was supporting local producers where possible, including Baldivis Fresh Eggs and local Peel District wines and WA craft beers.
Owner of the cafe, Brother of Mine, Jos Whettingsteel, who has worked with Jamie Oliver in Britain, will be working with Makybe Rise Primary School students to maintain the herb garden.
Baldivis, 46km south of Perth, was developed for residents in the 1990s and is one of the fastest growing suburban areas with a big proportion of young families and several new schools built in recent years. Stockland developed the first Baldivis residential estate, Settlers Hills, and opened Baldivis shopping centre in 2007.
15th February 2017
Congratulations Jan Juc SLSC on the Bells Bash and Danger 1000
Amex, as proud sponsors of the Jan Juc Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC), would like to congratulate the Jan Juc SLSC and all its member and volunteers for hosting yet another successful Bells Bash Cliff Run and Danger 1000 swim for 2017.
The Bells Bash, hosted by the Jan Juc SLSC, was held on the 13th January 2017 with participants racing along the 8km course which includes the Great Ocean Walk track from Jan Juc to Bells Beach. Congratulations to all winners with special mention to the 8km winners Nic van Raaport and Ellie O’Kane in their respective categories.
The following day also saw Jan Juc SLSC host the Danger 1000 which is Torquay’s biggest open water swim. 2000 competitors between the ages of 9 and 75 took part in the 500m, 1km and 2.5 km events at Cosy Corner. Congratulations again to reigning champion Sam Sheppard who finished in 11 minutes and 58 seconds and Sophie Thomas who won the open female division in 13 minutes and 37 seconds.
After such a big weekend of events and significant effort by the club who receive money raised by the event, the real winners of the weekend are undoubtedly the local community. A community who are the benefactors of the diligence and community service of the Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving club to the safety of our beaches.
Congratulations again to the entire Jan Juc Surf Lifesaving club and its 400 strong volunteers on the day!
11th July 2016
Ipswich Mayor to launch new community facilities at Providence - SE QLD’s newest master planned community
On Saturday 9 April, Ipswich Mayor Paul Pisasale officially launched the new Sales and Community Centre and licensed café at a family fun day at Providence, the region’s newest community.
Mayor Pisasale said Providence will eventually house 20,000 residents, with a large amount of open parkland, green space and recreation areas making it particularly appealing to families.
“An amazing 80% of the $100 million in sales so far have been made to owner occupiers who are attracted by a safe family friendly environment and picturesque location.
“Providence is quite unique due to the amount and quality of parks and community facilities being delivered so early in the life of such a large development.
“In addition to fantastic community facilities there will be 200 hectares of the 670-hectare site dedicated to open space.
“Providence in South Ripley, is experiencing some of the strongest growth in land values in the Western corridor, with median land price growth of 11% since it launched in 2014. That’s way ahead of the growth in most capital cities,” Mayor Pisasale said.
Of the ten new residential communities within the municipality of Ipswich, Providence has attracted 30% of total sales in the last three months.
Federal Member for Blair Shayne Neumann also lent his support at the launch.
“The Providence Sales and Community Centre, licensed café Forty West, Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground are major drawcards for young families and home buyers across the South East,” Mr Neumann said.
The Community Centre will be available for community activities free of charge. Community groups can book space in the Providence Sales and Community Centre for community or local club events and other purposes such as small gatherings or meetings.
Work is underway to schedule future community events and use of the space along with Ipswich City Council and other local community groups.
29th February 2016
Families see out summer with a sizzle at opening of new $3.4 million Splash’n’Play Water Park
Kids, toddlers, parents and anyone looking to escape the heat of the last week of summer enjoyed a family event and sausage sizzle on the weekend to celebrate the opening of the South West region’s newest water park.
The $3.4 million Splash’n’Play Water Park in Providence is the first water play area of its kind in the Ripley Valley and a major drawcard for families across the region.
Providence Director Michael Khan said Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground helped make Providence the most family-friendly community in the Ripley Valley and encouraged active living, fun and a sense of adventure.
“With this last burst of heat seeing out the summer, over 2500 people came along to enjoy the outdoors, dip their toes in the water, play in the cool and soak up the community atmosphere,” Mr Khan said.
“Our designers, Cardno - Landscape Architecture have created the park to be an entirely family friendly and sun safe area where fun and relaxation combine to make the perfect day out.
“It’s great to see the delight on the kids’ faces as they run through the water, and equally on the parents’ faces as they watch their kids play while relaxing in the shaded seating areas.
“Kids can also let their imaginations run wild in the adventure playground with a flying fox, custom sky walk with rope nets, air bridges linking the sky cabins and slides to keep them entertained,” he said.
Mr Khan said the Splash’n’Play Water Park and Adventure Playground was an inviting oasis dotted with palm trees, shade sails, BBQ areas, picnic tables and a grassed amphitheatre which provided open space for community events.
Young visitors said they couldn’t get enough of the aqua arches, ‘misty mountains’ and gushers that spurt water unexpectedly from the ground.
Splash’n’Play forms part of the larger District Park facility and adjoins the Providence Centre and café which will open in April.
“Providence is the perfect place for families to build their dream home and enjoy the benefits of a safe community with a focus on the outdoors, environment, active lifestyles and a return to true neighbourhood living,” Mr Khan said.
“This is a completely free facility for the community to enjoy at leisure and our residents are already planning to spend their days packing a picnic and heading down to the park,” Mr Khan said.
Over the next 20 years Providence will be constructed across 670 hectares, approximately three times the size of Brisbane’s CBD land mass and will be the largest single development in the Ripley Valley.
For More information on Providence visit the Providence website: Click here.
22nd February 2016
Little Green welcomes Peet Limited
After successfully creating and establishing our vision for Little Green as a community-focused, premium lifestyle development, AMEX Corporation has sold Little Green to respected developer, Peet Limited.
An experienced property developer both locally and around Australia, Peet was founded over 120 years ago and is one of Australia’s leading and most innovative developers of communities.
As of the 1st March 2016, Peet Limited will take over the construction, development and delivery of the project. Peet is committed to upholding the values of the project and is passionate about honouring Little Green’s key pillars of liveability, connectivity and a tight-knit community feel.
On behalf of the entire team at AMEX Corporation, it has been an absolute pleasure bringing our vision for Little Green to life. We look forward to welcoming Peet as the new custodians of this vision, and we wish all our purchasers the best.
15th November 2015
Little Green Sponsors Wyndham Diwali
On Saturday 14 November 2015 AMEX’s Little Green Project jointly sponsored the Wyndham Diwali, Festival of Lights.
The free multicultural event drew almost 26,000 attendees, with the Little Green marquee attracting a steady stream of interested people throughout the day which concluded with a show of fireworks!
The Little Green marquee hosted activities in the morning with a roving balloon artist and face painter for all those who visited the marquee, and many also left sporting a Little Green Tattoo for the day.
In the afternoon, nutritional company Foost arrived with two smoothie bikes so adults and kids alike could pedal their own ‘Little Green’ smoothie. Foost reported a total 195 Little Green smoothies pedalled by event goers in three hours – a new record for the nutrition company!
In the evening, Social Playground attracted plenty of attention printing over 150 images and loading images to Instagram, of event goers wanting a photo of themselves at the event especially on the smoothie bikes!
The event was a great success with the attendees warming to the promotion of healthy lifestyles and the boutique community life that Little Green has to offer.
6th August 2015
Ripley’s newest community the first to reach 300th Sale
Providence is the first masterplanned community in the Ripley Valley to reach its 300th sale, cementing its position as the area’s most desirable place to live.
The Wallace family, the 300th buyers, were greeted with the news on the weekend and couldn’t be happier with their decision.
"My wife and I have lived in Victoria and Western Australia in recent years so were familiar with some of the other great developments the Amex Corporation had created. When we moved back to Queensland, we were really excited to hear that they had a new development called Providence at South Ripley. We went and had a drive around straight away,” Mark Wallace said.
"Buying in Providence ended up being an easy decision for us. The facilities and amenities that are planned for the development are amazing, with our eldest son - almost three - very excited by the Splash’n’Play area opening this summer.
“It’s only a short distance to Springfield Central and everything happening there and it’s a really easy drive to the train station to get to work.
"We are really excited by the lot we have chosen. It will front a park with play equipment and plenty of space for the kids to kick the ball around. It’s also an easy walk to everything that is planned - the health hub, town centre, Splash’n’Play.
“We selected Simonds as our builders and are getting a quality four bedroom home, with a good size backyard for under $400,000! You can’t get this quality for that price anywhere else in Greater Brisbane,” Mark Wallace said.
Providence Director, Michael Khan said it was no coincidence that Providence was selling fast and was the first to reach 300 sales, given its sought after features and affordable house and land packages.
“We’ve hit the 300th sale ahead of schedule and people are snapping up the blocks to secure their perfect spot in what is fast becoming Ripley Valley’s most desirable new residential community.
“Buyers are telling us that Providence is without a doubt the most sought after location due to the community facilities being developed, its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane, affordable price points, size and position of land, and focus on family friendly outdoor living.
“The project team has brought forward the release of stages 8A, 13 and 14 and we are confident these stages will sell equally as fast.
“We have plenty happening with the first purchasers building their homes and scheduled to move in in July. With over 80 homes now under construction, there is a real sense of a community growing.
“The HomeExpo will be opening on 22-23 August showcasing 24 homes, and construction has started on the Providence Neighbourhood Centre and Splash’n’Play District Park. We also recently opened the James Ivory Bridge that is 75m long and provides a vital link over Bundamba Creek,” Mr Khan said.
Mr Khan said buyers saw the potential in Providence with $7.4 million being spent on community facilities in the next 12 months and a focus on active living through the provision of parks, bike paths, sports fields and exercise areas.
Providence in the Ripley Valley will deliver an entire new town in one of the fastest developing areas of Australia. Over the next 20 years Providence will be constructed across 670 hectares, approximately three times the size of Brisbane’s CBD land mass and will be the largest single development in the Ripley Valley.
Providence is being developed by Amex Corporation, an Australian family-owned residential development company that has been operating in Queensland for 28 years, and has delivered 14 communities across Australia.
17th June 2015
New $6.5 million Providence Bridge paving the way to job prosperity and economic growth in Ripley
Police Minister and Member for Bundamba Jo-Ann Miller has today opened the James Ivory Bridge in Providence, paving the way to major development which will drive social and economic growth in Ripley Valley and provide affordable housing for Queenslanders.
The Western Corridor’s Ripley Valley is set to become a social and economic hub with a total of $12 million dollars in catalyst funding committed by the State Government for key infrastructure projects so far.
This includes $6.5 million for the James Ivory Bridge and upgrades to Ripley Road, $4.2 million for a regional trunk sewer main and $1.3 million for a regional trunk water main to service the entire Ripley Valley Priority Development Area.
Minister Miller said the bridge was a vital piece of infrastructure that represented economic growth and prosperity in the region.
“The State Government’s $6.5m investment in the James Ivory Bridge and essential road upgrades marks the start of Ripley Valley’s growth as a major development hub,” Minister Miller said.
“Ripley Valley and Providence will deliver long-term social and economic value, given its proximity to Ipswich and Brisbane and the high demand for new housing in the region.”
A total of $53.5 million will be spent in Providence over a two year period creating the equivalent of 330 full time construction jobs.
This includes $22.8 million in catalyst and civil works to date and $30.7 million in the next 12 months on catalyst works, the display village, home construction, and construction of the Providence Neighbourhood Centre, Splash n Play Water Park and a major sports park.
Providence Project Director Michael Khan said more than $7.4 million will be invested into creating community facilities in Providence over the next 6 months, equating to approximately $25,000 for every buyer to date.
“Work is already underway with key infrastructure, civil works and housing projects under construction and the first residents set to move into their homes in the next 2 months,” Mr Khan said.
“What sets Providence apart from other developments is its focus on community, services, active living and key infrastructure.
“This massive injection of funds and community focus firmly cements Providence as a leader in economic growth, social wellbeing, and cutting edge development for South East Queensland,” he said.
The bridge has been formally named James Ivory Bridge after the early grazier and dairy farmer who acquired the land in 1859 and later sold in 1880. The property that is now known as Providence, was just some of his extensive land holdings across the Ipswich and Esk regions in the 1800s.
21st May 2015
Parklands at the heart of new community
Little Green in Tarneit is designed to be different in all the right ways – a community of diversity and choice, based on ideas taken from the world’s best neighborhoods. Because of its boutique size of just over 300 homes, Little Green achieves a great feeling of community and exclusivity.
Carefully thought out common areas, spaces to relax, socialise and unwind, add to this ambience. Little Green also offers a unique program of community events in its natural amphitheatre and around the central park.
Since opening at the end of February, Little Green has sold more than 50 blocks and the developer, Amex Corporation has recently released the latest stage. Titled the Family Release, it features quality blocks ranging from 238sqm to 512sqm, all located within a minute’s walk of the community’s central parkland.
Amex Corporation Executive Director Cameron Shephard said the purchasers had been predominantly local buyers looking to buy one of the community’s larger lots with more room to move.
“We have been astounded by the early response from the Tarneit community who are looking to either purchase their first home in the location they know and love, or trade up from their existing property to a larger home-site to support their growing family,” Mr Shephard said.
“The overwhelming majority of our purchasers to date have been owner occupiers, which speaks volumes for the level of amenity and attention to detail invested into the community’s family-focused master plan,” he said.
Designed around the key pillars of connected living, smart design and true community, Little Green has just over 320 blocks with a substantial 7,500sqm parkland as its centerpiece.
This dedication to greenspace is set to include a number of activity nodes from yoga, health and fitness facilities, an interactive active play space, through to an urban plaza, kick-about area and a playground for the kids. Health and fitness have played a key role in the project’s masterplan, with a running track dotted with fitness nodes creating a circuit around the entire neighbourhood.
A sense of community also lies at the heart of the project, with the inclusion of a number of community spaces such as a landscaped amphitheatre, a barbeque area and meeting spaces to encourage engagement and enjoyment with family and friends.
Located in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing municipalities, residents at Little Green will have everything at their fingertips, with a number of existing schools, shopping precincts and transport facilities nearby.
30th April 2015
Tuart Ridge Hosts an Exciting New Movie Series
Baldivis Movies on the Move screened ‘The Lego Movie’ in Treetops Park, Tuart Ridge on the Friday the 17th April 2015. The new pop up outdoor movie night series created by Baldivis Events Inc is moving across different parks and public open spaces in Baldivis, aiming to foster a closer community spirit.
After a swarming first screening, the second event of the series was held in Tuart Ridge estate using sponsorship funds provided by Amex Corporation.
Approximately 300 excited Movie goers attended the evening with people coming from as far as Secret Harbour and Kwinana.
Families and Friends arrived in the pristine park dressed as their favourite movie characters prepared for a sensational night ahead.
The entertainment was endless consisting of music, quizzes, giant games, face painting, balloon twisting, a bouncy castle and more. There was plenty of food and refreshments on offer throughout the evening including; a variety of showbags, Café2U coffee, Captain Soft Serve, Ye Olde Fashioned Popcorn and a sausage sizzle prepared by Baldivis Events Inc.
It was a warm Friday night and the vibe in the park was buzzing. Delighted winners claimed various dancing awards and fancy dress prizes, plus an excited family took home the sensational Telstra Sonos giveaway, presented by the NBN Experience Van.
With the premium Baldivis Estate near completion, it was great to see the thriving community come together and enjoy an evening in the picturesque Treetops Park. Amex Corporation was thrilled to assist Baldivis Events Inc in providing this wonderful event to the Baldivis community and look forward to the series returning to Tuart Ridge in 2016.
For information on Tuart Ridge call Satterley on 9368 9078 or visit the Tuart Ridge website: Click here.
12th April 2015
Providence Announces Splash n Play Regional Water Play Park
Amex Corporation is proud to announce that a stunning water play park is scheduled to be opened to the public at Providence in the Ripley Valley region of South East Queensland next summer.
Children of all ages will be able to cool off as they race through a maze of aqua arches, ‘misty mountains’ and giant gushers that spurt water towers unexpectedly from the ground.
Ripley Valley’s first water play park will feature a dedicated toddler water playground, an older children’s zone, and space for adults. Combined with the adjoining Adventure Play area, the new destination will be known as Providence Splash n Play.
“We’ve designed the Splash n Play water play park with fun-loving families in mind. There is the toddler area with ‘wiggly’ sprayers that little tots can control, and the bigger kids zone with 4m-high water features that shoot water down to the ground,” said Providence project director Michael Khan.
“There are even day beds where Mums and Dads can relax on the large seating platforms watching their children play.”
As the largest development within Ripley Valley, Providence is creating hectares of active recreational spaces for the community. The Splash n Play water play park, the neighbouring Adventure Park and bikeways will cement Providence’s position as the community heartland for families living in the Ripley Valley.
The Adventure Park will be a great place for kids of all ages to explore and create their own games using the cableway flying fox, elevated skywalk with enclosed rope bridge, see saw, swings and a spinner.
Around 80 per cent of the Splash n Play water play area is covered in shade structures, making it a sun safe place to enjoy the summer. As well as shade structures, the park is dotted with palm trees, creating a cool oasis on hot summer days,” said Mr Khan.
Commencing near the District Park, where the Splash n Play area and the Adventure Play is located, there will be a network of bicycle paths criss-crossing the development, enabling residents to make their way to this destination without having to drive their cars.
Construction will start shortly, in order for Providence Splash n Play to be open in time for next summer.
Splash n Play forms part of the 200 hectares of landscaped open space and retained bush land at Providence, which will eventually be home for up to 20,000 people.
The 670-hecatre Providence community is the largest single development within the Ripley Valley and is being developed by Amex Corporation. Amex Corporation is an Australian family-owned residential development company that has been operating in Queensland for 25 years, and has delivered 14 communities across Australia.
24th March 2015
AMEX Corporation launches land development in Melbourne’s West
Amex Corporation, the family owned, West Australian-based developer, has announced its first active project in Victoria in almost a decade with the launch of a land subdivision development in Tarneit with an end value of approximately $60million.
The project, called ‘Little Green’, represents the southern portion of a significant land holding totaling over 125 hectares, which Amex Corporation has owned in joint venture with private West Australian company, Cotswold Investments, since 2005.
Amex Corporation plans to release the land holding as two separate developments over the next three years. Combined, the end value of these two projects will exceed $300 Million.
The project, which launched to the public last weekend, has recorded an impressive start in the market with 90 percent of its first release sold in the opening weekend alone.
The developer last sold an active project in Victoria in the early 2000s however since then it has retained holdings of a number of land sites all in various stages of rezoning and planning.
Amex Corporation currently boasts a number of active projects in Western Australia and Queensland, including a $1 billion new community in Ripley, South East Queensland, totaling approximately 7,000 lots, which has sold an average of almost 30 blocks per month since it was released to the market early last year.
Amex Corporation’s new Tarneit project forms part of the wider Tarneit North PSP which was approved in September 2014.
Amex Corporation executive director, Cameron Shephard said Amex Corporation had cemented strong relationships in the Victorian marketplace over the past 20-plus years and was keen to have an active presence in 2015.
“Amex Corporation has been developing land in Victoria since 1993 however since the early 2000s our remaining land holdings had been located in regions where rezoning was yet to take place.
“We have recently seen the rezoning of two of our Victorian land holdings which will allow us to release three new projects to the local market over the next three years.
“Amex Corporation has been active in the Victorian market for the better part of two decades and we have forged strong relationships here as a result. Amex Corporation is part of this state’s development fabric so we are pleased to be focusing our attention in Victoria again over the next few years.
“Our new project in Tarneit will see Amex Corporation have active projects across three states. The market is strong and interest rates are at a historic low so we are confident moving into 2015 that all our projects will comfortably sell on par with if not exceed market expectations.
“We have been working closely with the Metropolitan Planning Authority and Wyndham City Council over the past three years to deliver a masterplan that is both innovative and responsive to the current market conditions so we are thrilled with the early eager response from purchasers over the launch weekend,” he said.
Amex Corporation will launch the southern portion of its Tarneit land holding in February this year, with another project in Torquay to launch in late 2016 and the northern portion of the Tarneit land holding slated to launch in 2018.