Tuesday, April 10th, 2012
Walker Corporation today announced a $76 million commitment to develop the first stage of the master planned community in Adelaide’s north at Buckland Park, to be known as Riverlea. Construction will commence on the project in September 2012.

General Manager, Walker Communities Michael Eggington said the master planned community at Buckland Park would offer South Australians the opportunity of a fresh start, an affordable lifestyle and aspirational living in a new community, which on completion will be 50 percent larger than the city of Mount Gambier.

“Investment in the first stage of the master planned community at Buckland Park signifies Walker’s commitment to Adelaide’s future growth and our confidence in the northern suburbs as a significant part of that process,” Mr Eggington said.

“This project will be home to innovation and a fresh start for thousands of South Australian families over the next 25 years.”

The new community at Buckland Park is 30 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in a region earmarked for significant residential and employment growth over the next 25 years.

Between September 2012 and June 2013, more than 630,000 cubic metres of soil will be moved on the site to create 140 allotments across Stage One. Walker has approval for the initial infrastructure works including providing water, power and gas services to the site. These works commence this Autumn.

For residents, the master planned community at Buckland Park will offer a wide range of affordable housing types and block sizes. It will also incorporate extensive walking trails, bike paths and nature reserves set against the Gawler River, capitalising on the beautiful river red gum trees across this area.

Walker is working alongside the State Government and the City of Playford to build a new community that will include schools, neighbourhood centres, a district centre, sporting facilities and public transport connecting the community and providing linkages to Elizabeth, Salisbury and the CBD.

Walker Corporation is one of Australia's leading developers working across retail, commercial, industrial and master planned communities.

The Company’s success over the past 40 years is testament to its promise to deliver a long term vision for Buckland Park. Around the country Walker Communities are thriving, demonstrating an intelligent approach to planning, quality delivery and community involvement.

Walker is continuing to develop truly visionary projects throughout Australia, employing best practice in urban design, town planning and community development at Sapphire Beach in New South Wales, Forest Springs in Gladstone, Queensland, Banksia Grove in Western Australia, and Bluestone Mt Barker in South Australia.

“Walker Corporation will work with the local community throughout the 25 years it will take to build the masterplanned community at Buckland Park,” Mr Egginton said.

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Walker Corporation

Walker Corporation, under the leadership of Lang Walker, is currently developing more than $4 billion worth of residential, commercial, retail and industrial projects across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, Western Australia and South Australia. Among Walker’s current projects are; Main Drive Kew residential development in Melbourne; Bluestone Mt Barker in Adelaide; Collins Square commercial and retail development in Melbourne; Citiswich Business Park in Ipswich; and Vicinity Industrial Estate in Adelaide.

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