Walkable neighbourhoods will soon become a reality for those living in Melbourne’s north.
The concept is simple – having every necessity within 20 minutes, whether it’s a walk, cycle or short public transport trip from your doorstep. Walkable urbanism enables people to truly live locally, bridging the CBD and suburbs.
So, what exactly does a 20-minute neighbourhood look like?
It’s a place that combines residential, commercial, recreation, hospitality and healthcare in one area – a place for people to live, learn, work and play.
Positioned 18kms north of Melbourne, New Epping will embody the walkable neighbourhood principle over its extensive 55 hectares. New Epping will take advantage of proximity to Pacific Epping Shopping Centre and the Northern Hospital, and the future 11 hectares of open space centred around Edgars Creek.
Like any established suburb, New Epping will provide a diverse mix of town houses and apartments to cater for every life stage. Every resident will have quick access to local conveniences from their home, where running errands or catching up with friends is made easy.
The commercial precinct will offer state-of-the-art office spaces overlooking Edgars Creek. Providing space for up to 3,700 workers upon completion, New Epping will grow employment opportunities for residents in Melbourne’s north.
For those who live in New Epping, getting to work will be a literal walk in the park. As a 20-minute neighbourhood, New Epping can reduce the need for driving as the primary mode of transport. This could mean single or even zero-car households in the future, reaping huge environmental and financial benefits for residents.
New Epping is fully equipped to meet the needs of a growing community, set to include a seven-hectare health and wellbeing precinct and childcare facilities.
These distinct elements of New Epping come together to form an integrated, walkable neighbourhood connected by paths, parks and Edgars Creek. 20-minute neighbourhoods are a one-stop destination for a life of unrivalled convenience.