WHAT’S HAPPENING IN FOOTSCRAY’S NEWEST PRECINCT

Keep up-to-date with the news and events bringing this new community to life.

 

Nov 1, 2019

MELBOURNE APARTMENTS TIPPED TO RISE ALMOST 5% IN 2020

Apartment owners in Melbourne look set for a prosperous 2020 with a new forecast from experts CoreLogic and Moody’s predicting prices will jump 4.8%.

The latest quarterly housing forecast report predicted Melbourne and Sydney would lead a recovery in the national housing market.

The expected 4.8% rise in Melbourne apartment prices next year would be followed by another gain of almost 1% in 2021 now that the housing correction had largely passed along the east coast.

Buyers still have time to purchase an apartment in the first stage of our exciting Live City development in Footscray prior to the end of 2019.

The first settlements are due to take place soon and the first apartments are looking absolutely fabulous!

Check out the light-filled open plan living on offer, together with amazing and uninterrupted views to the Melbourne CBD and Docklands.

This corner apartment offers a unique experience with the feeling of floating above the thriving Footscray community in your own calm and private space.

Expansive glass doors open onto your spacious balcony for the ultimate opportunity to soak up the sunshine or entertain family and friends.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity, visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm daily, or enquire now to find out how you can become part of the future Live City community.

 

Oct 18, 2019

LIVE CITY COMES TO LIFE IN TIMELAPSE VIDEO

Construction of the first stage of Live City has been captured in a fascinating timelapse video.

.

The video by project builder L.U. Simon Builders shows the 15-storey structure coming to life over the past 18 months to claim its place on the Footscray skyline.

Featuring 208 apartments, a range of exclusive resident amenities and more than 500 square metres of retail space, the building is the first component of an exciting new heart for the famous Melbourne suburb.

Live City is revitalising the historic 100-year-old Kinnears Ropeworks site, which will include trendy heritage laneways, cafes and restaurants, supermarket, colourful public art, relaxing open spaces and a new Eat Street.

Apartments in the first stage are still available and priced from only $362,000 with the settlements expected to take place in just a few weeks.

To find out more about this unique opportunity, enquire here or visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, open from 11am to 4pm daily. 

Watch the timelapse video: Live City construction

 

Oct 12, 2019

INNER WEST A BIG WINNER FROM TRANSPORT UPGRADES

Footscray drivers, cyclists, runners and walkers are all set to benefit from the multi-billion transport upgrades taking place in Melbourne’s inner west.

The West Gate Tunnel Project, which is due to open in 2022, has many extra spin-offs that will make getting around even easier for future residents of Live City.

This includes the creation of more than 14 km of new and upgraded walking and cycling paths, such as a 2.5 km bicycle ‘super highway’ providing an express route straight to the CBD.

The elevated veloway along Footscray Road will be completely separated from traffic and feature two emergency exits, lighting and CCTV coverage for additional safety.

It will also be 4 metres wide to allow plenty of room for the growing number of riders who will commute and space to stop for a rest or change a tyre.

Existing walking and cycle paths along Footscray Road will still be an alternative option and get fresh new landscaping.

The West Gate Tunnel Project will also slash the number of trucks on inner west roads by around 9,000 improving travel times, safety and air quality while reducing noise.

With the first stage of Live City due to be completed within weeks, find out more about this impressive development reshaping the heart of Footscray. Enquire here or visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, open from 11am to 4pm daily.

 

Oct 4, 2019

FOOTSCRAY NAMED ONE OF THE WORLD’S COOLEST NEIGHBOURHOODS

We always knew Footscray was cool but now it’s official, ranking 13th in a list of the world’s coolest neighbourhoods compiled by Time Out.

Footscray, home to the new Live City development, was the only Melbourne suburb to feature in the list of global cultural and culinary hotspots and one of only two Australian locations mentioned.

The Time Out Worldwide report said the phrase “west is best” was perfect for Footscray, describing the suburb as the “brightest jewel” of west Melbourne.

“A melting pot of cultures from places as far-flung as Vietnam and Ethiopia have brought touches of their home countries, which means you can scoop up a goat curry with fresh injera, slurp up pho and hunt down the best cannoli in town – all in the same street,” Time Out said.

“And hot on the heels of the neighbourhood’s foodie reputation is its growing arts scene, thanks largely to the Footscray Community Arts Centre: a central hub for cultural expression, contemporary arts and community involvement.”

Footscray is set to get even cooler with our redevelopment of the former Kinnears Ropeworks site into a thriving new hub for this now world famous suburb.

The ground floor of our Stage 1 building, which has apartments for sale right now, will provide around 500 square metres of retail space with tenants expected to include a cool new café.

Future stages of the project will see more cafes, restaurants and cultural features, such as a network of heritage laneways and central public plaza.

With one-bedroom apartments starting from only $362,000, now is the time to secure your piece of Footscray’s cool future. Visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm every day or register your interest here.

 

Sept 28, 2019

HOW GOOD ARE THESE VIEWS?

As the first stage of Live City approaches completion, the fabulous Melbourne views on offer are coming into focus.

The photo above provides just a hint of what future residences will experience, looking out over the famous Flemington Racecourse, Maribyrnong River and the Melbourne CBD.

At 15 levels, Stage 1 is a significant new landmark on the Footscray skyline and offers some spectacular and unique new vistas.

Besides the sweeping city views, upper level apartments and the stunning resident lounge, bar and lush terrace also provide an outlook to Port Phillip Bay and Docklands.

Live City is revitalising the historic Kinnears Ropeworks site, which has occupied a prime location in the heart of Footscray for more than 100 years.

The entire site is being brought back to life with proposed cafes, restaurants, a supermarket, gym, childcare, offices, heritage buildings and much more.

To find out how you can become part of this exciting new development, visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm every day or enquire right now. 

Sept 17, 2019

STAGE 1 CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

Construction of Live City Stage 1 is almost complete with the builder now adding the finishing touches to the first building.

It won’t be long now until Live City is ready for its first residents to move in, marking a huge milestone for Footscray’s new landmark project.

A limited selection of apartments are still available for purchase with prices starting at only $362,000.

The Live City display suite is the perfect place to find out more about this exciting project that is revitalising Footscray’s famous Kinnears Ropeworks site.

Come and see us at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday or on the weekend by appointment.

Enquire now to find out how you can become part of the future Live City community.

 

Sept 10, 2019

HIGHPOINT REFURBISHMENT A WIN FOR FOOTSCRAY SHOPPERS

An abundance of shopping, entertainment and dining options await Live City residents at the nearby Highpoint Shopping Centre.

Currently receiving extensive refurbishment, Highpoint is one of Australia’s largest shopping centres and just a short trip from Live City Footscray.

The perfect place to catch up with friends for a coffee or a meal, while away a day, take in a movie, or even check out the latest fashion trends from leading retailers, the centre features more than 500 stores.

The refurbishment is aimed at improving the look and feel of the centre as it continues to evolve and seal its position as a leading shopping and lifestyle destination.

Additional seating pods, more greenery and upgrades to floors, balustrades, ceiling lighting and relocation of Centre Court escalators have been designed to create a better experience for customers, with the work expected to be completed by mid to late 2020.  

Highpoint offers enormous choice for shoppers, with stores ranging from leading designer fashion outlets, homewares and lifestyle brands, along with David Jones, Myer, Target and Big W.

A regional destination for entertainment, the centre’s Hoyts Highpoint is one of only two cinemas showcasing IMAX, delivering the full immersive experience of modern film making to movie buffs.

Restaurants at the centre offer a broad range of delicious selections while its thriving fresh food market includes a full-line Woolworths, a fresh fruit and vegetable market, butcher, deli and fish monger.   

To discover more about the Live City Footscray lifestyle, visit the display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday or on the weekend by appointment.

Enquire now to find out how you can become part of the future Live City community.

 

Sept 2, 2019

WORLD-CLASS HEALTH PRECINCT COMING SOON

With more people calling Footscray and Melbourne’s thriving inner west home every day, the new $1.5 billion Footscray Hospital is just what the doctor ordered.

The landmark 504-bed hospital, to open in 2025, will meet increasing demand and bring a vibrant, world-class health precinct to our doorstep.

It will also complement the area’s growing reputation as a lifestyle hub, acting as a further catalyst for the west’s regeneration, already replete with a wealth of cafes, shops, and beautiful open, public spaces.

The hospital will be located just a short stroll from Live City next to Victoria University’s Footscray Park campus on the corner of Geelong and Ballarat Roads, with construction due to begin next year.

It has also provided the first chance to really take in the stunning views of the Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas.

Its convenient location and proximity to public transport in the centre of Footscray means that western suburbs residents will be able to receive treatment and care faster and within their local community.

The new health precinct will replace the ageing Footscray Hospital built on Gordon Street in the 1950s and is expected to create up to 2,000 jobs during construction and operating phases.    

With an increase of nearly 200 beds, it will treat almost 15,000 additional patients each year as well as almost 20,000 extra emergency department admissions, keeping local families healthy and saving lives.

To find out more about the exciting future ahead for Footscray, visit the Live City display suite at 124-188 Ballarat Road, Footscray, from 11am to 4pm Monday to Friday or on the weekend by appointment.

Enquire now to find out how you can become part of the future Live City community.

 

August 7, 2019

PROJECT REACHES EXCITING MILESTONE

The first building at Live City is nearing completion with all 15 levels now constructed.

 

The exciting milestone was celebrated with the traditional installation of a tree on the rooftop in a ceremony attended by R&F Property Australia executives and key project partners.

It has also provided the first chance to really take in the stunning views of the Melbourne CBD and surrounding areas.

A “topping out” ceremony is traditionally held when the top floor of a new building has been completed and a tree is usually placed on the rooftop.

Live City is revitalising the historic Kinnears Ropeworks site in Footscray to create a thriving new heart for the inner-west Melbourne suburb.

The first building of 208 apartments, an exclusive resident lounge and bar and serene rooftop garden is due to be fully completed soon with settlements taking place towards the end of 2019.

One-bedroom apartments are currently available and starting at only $367,000. Two-bedroom apartments start at $492,000 while a limited selection of three-bedroom two-bathroom apartments are priced from $763,000.

Enquire now to find out how you can become part of the future Live City community.

 

 

August 25, 2018

GRAND LAUNCH EVENT

Join Franco Cozzo and R&F for Live City’s Grand Launch Event on Saturday, August 25th from 12pm to 4pm… Read more

August 4th, 2018

Thank you, Footscray for joining us in our community event! We look forward to seeing you at our Grand Launch Event on August 25th.
Take a look at our last event’s recap here

August 4, 2018

LIVE CITY’S HERITAGE CREDENTIALS TO BE OUTLINED VIA A COMMUNITY EVENT

Live City is the working name for the former Kinnears Rope Factory site which primarily fronts Footscray’s Ballarat Road… Read more

August 4, 2018

YOU’RE INVITED TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY EVENT

Live City is the working name for the former Kinnears Rope Factory site which primarily fronts Footscray’s Ballarat Road… Read more

MENU