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With land area of 8.3 ha, this former Nunawading high school site on Canterbury Road, Forest Hill was converted to a medium density development of around 200 homes. The estate won the UDIA award for the best medium density development in Victoria in 1997.

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Areas of open space include communal BBQ's which promote a community atmosphere. Laid out in a grid type arrangement the design provides for permeability that allows for different walking routes within the site and to the adjacent residential areas as well as to the nearby Forest Hills Shopping Centre. Although this development is higher density than that of the surrounding area the elimination of front fences and landscaping gives an enhanced feeling of openness. This assists in helping this development sit well with the surrounding neighbourhood character. These features together with the Urban Design, Landscaping and particular attention to retention of significant trees were recognised by the UDIA judges who awarded this development the "Best Medium Density Development" in Victoria in 1997.

Photo Gallery

Old Photos of Nunawading High School



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