A handful of Territorians now call the Palmerston East suburb home after the finishing touches on their houses were recently completed.
They are the first of more than 6000 people who will live in master planned community, which is fringed by bushland and adjacent to the Stuart Highway and Lambrick Avenue.
Urbex, in partnership with the Land Development Corporation, developed Stage 1 of the neighbourhood and spent more than $6 million on the installation of electrical, sewage, water and telecommunications networks.
Urbex General Manager Wayne Rex said it was a momentous day for the project and for the joint venture partners Urbex and the Land Development Corporation..
“Our team has worked diligently with the government and local builders to keep the project on track and on target,” Mr Rex said.
“We are passionate about what we do and committed to building communities that are affordable and maintain the Territory way of life.
“Zuccoli has been designed for life with flexibility, diversity and room for growth and it’s wonderful to see residents moving in and fulfilling the joint ventures’ vision of urban development in the Territory.”
Miriam Smith and her partner Chris Ryan are one of the first Territory families to call Zuccoli home after purchasing land in December last year.
They rented in Moulden to save for a deposit and haven’t looked back since moving into their new address, built by Vanguard Homes, last week.
“It was the best decision we’ve ever made,” Ms Smith said.
“I love the area and at night time it’s so peaceful and there’s lots of nature sounds.
“It (Zuccoli) has a semi-rural feeling with the surrounding bush, and it’s great having the parks so close by for my girls and our dogs.”
Zuccoli features lots ranging in size from 577 sqm to more than 1000 sqm, a variety of cycling and walking paths, and easy access to the amenities of Palmerston and Coolalinga.
More than 30 per cent of Stage 1 has been dedicated to parks and conservation with Mitchell Creek and the 17 Mile Camp WWII Heritage Trail on its doorstep.
Large lots are currently available at Zuccoli and residents looking to buy land are encouraged to visit the Urbex Realty, Sales and Information Centre at 18 Cavenagh Street, Darwin.
For more information visit www.zuccolivillage.com.au.