Old Farmland Becomes North East Adelaide’s  Largest Infill Site

Lot 73

Former farmland that was part of inner North East Adelaide’s rural history is now being offered to market as one of the largest infill opportunities presented in the city. 

Until 32 years ago, the 12,500sqm site at Lot 73 Graves Street, Newton, was a market garden producing a wide array of vegetables. Since then, as housing and commercial development sprung up around it – Newton Shopping Centre is only a kilometre away while quality schools are nearby – the expansive parcel remained untouched. 

“This is the last infill residential development site in Newton and one of the last within 10 kilometres of the city,” said Claude Buccella of LJ Hooker Commercial Adelaide. 

“It’s sat idle since the owners ended their farming operations on it 32 years ago. 

“The family has made the decision to take the site to market. Because of its scale and access to the CBD and other inner-city amenities, the response has been very strong.” 

Mr Buccella said he had received enquiries from a broad range of developers – both from Adelaide and Melbourne – as well as a builder from Perth.  

The site can cater for retirement and disability living, but the bulk of interest has been for residential purposes, said Mr Buccella. 

“It’s the last piece of the puzzle in Newton: the neighbouring farmland has been long-gone, making way for housing, retail, schools and parklands. 

“The infill Graves Street site is the suburb’s last frontier for development.” 

Mr Buccella (0419 394 110) is managing the sale campaign alongside George De Vizio (0412 392 158) and Luke Mitchell (0411 703 055). 

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