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The Times Property

Home to over 4,000sqm of garden oasis, Sky Garden is the future of apartment living

  • Written by Danielle Sweeney

With Victoria’s population forecast to increase by over four million people by 2051, it’s unsurprising to see an increased shift towards apartment living - despite current planning regulations introduced to improve livability and sustainability of apartment 

design, landscaping is often an afterthought in the building design and planning process. 

Transforming the notion of traditional apartment living, leading property developer Golden Age Group’s latest project Sky Garden enhances a connection with nature, with over 4,000 square metres dedicated to a garden oasis in the sky, providing residents access to sunshine, fresh air and outdoor respite. 

Comparable in size to an inner city botanic garden, the Sky Garden podium wraps around the base of all three towers, creating a sanctuary of relaxation and recreation zones, encouraging residents to keep active and to dine ‘al fresco’ while enjoying panoramic views of the urban landscape. 

The project is also home to over 12,000 semi-established trees, shrubs, grasses, climbers and ferns that provide shade and urban cooling for residents, with residents also having access to vegetable and herb gardens, communal BBQ facilities, outdoor fitness equipment, children’s play areas, quiet break out areas, work and study spaces and more. 

A crucial factor when developing Sky Garden was to offer an uncompromised sense of community within a setting that facilitates active, outdoor living, without the need to leave the home. 

This notion was further emphasised during Victoria’s stay-at-home restrictions in 2020, with residents only allowed 1 hour of exercise per day and were required to stay within a 5-kilometre radius of their home - this meant a lack of green space for most Melburnians living within an apartment setting. 

During this period, Sky Garden saw a strong uptake in sales as many individuals sought apartments that placed an emphasis on wellbeing, connectivity and nature - a response to the fundamental shift in what people perceive as priority features as a result of lockdown. 

“During this time, homes served as makeshift workplaces and schools and a desire for convenience and outdoor living has never been greater,” said Golden Age Sales and Marketing Director Dandan Zhao.

Research also suggests that those living more than 1 kilometre from a green space have 1.42 higher odds of experiencing stress than those living less than 300 metres from green space. 

Further elevated through a range of world-class amenities, including a 22m pool, fully-equipped gymnasium, library and immediate access to the newly refurbished The Glen shopping centre, just levels below, Sky Garden demonstrates Golden Age Group’s commitment to transforming suburban developments into green communities that breathe better. 

A selection of final release apartments remain with a starting price of $498,000 for one-bedroom, $668,000 for two-bedroom and $1,188,000 for three-bedroom residences, all coming with car parks. 

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