The broad stretch of undulating Hunter Valley land known as ‘Anvil Creek’ is one of those very special places that captures the imagination and demands a high quality plan for its future.
Over the past several years, Greta Estates Pty Ltd, have been working with some of the country’s best known architects, planners, environmental scientists and engineers, landscape and heritage architects and golf course designers, to create a masterplan for a truly great rural lifestyle destination in the thriving and growing Hunter Region of New South Wales.
From their efforts a design has evolved for Anvil Creek that respects its heritage, is sensitive to its environment and creates the foundations for a community that is uniquely Australian, a place that will continue the tradition of the region and foster a natural environment where people will want to live and visit.
Following a rezoning of the site by the New South Wales Government, Cessnock City Council has approved the masterplan, including Stage 1 consent, for a major residential and tourist development at Anvil Creek that includes a hotel and tourist villas; a golf course and clubhouse; commercial, retail and education precincts; a vineyard and over 1300 permanent residential dwellings.
In April 2014 the New South Wales Government approved a further refinement of the zoning to enable greater design flexibility, which opens up a range of exciting new possibilities for the site.
Timing and location have led to property booms in regional Australia as new infrastructure creates fresh opportunities. The opening of the Hunter Expressway (M15) in March 2014 has significantly reduced travel times from Sydney and Newcastle to the Hunter Valley, improving tourist access and opening new commuter and tree-change markets.
The Anvil Creek site offers a rare and exceptional opportunity. It is strategically situated in the Lower Hunter Wine Country and perfectly located to take advantage of the new infrastructure. The current approved masterplan for the development is exemplary and promises to create a highly desirable residential community and an extremely popular tourist destination. The added flexibility delivered by the latest rezoning creates new opportunities to vary or enhance the masterplan.
After more than 30 years of ownership and in excess of a decade spent obtaining the rezoning, creating the masterplan and gaining development consent , Greta Estates have decided to offer the property (with Masterplan and Stage 1 development consent) for sale by private treaty.