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Phone: 02 4974 8900

Scott Walkom

‘Centrale’ and the rebirth of Broadmeadow

Brunker Road Broadmeadow is set to undergo further redevelopment with the recent DA approval for a boutique apartment complex. Known as ‘Centrale’, the project is being spearheaded by GWH Property Development in conjunction with Walkom Real Estate.

Featuring 39 architecturally designed apartments, courtesy of EJE Architects, Centrale signifies a turning point for both Broadmeadow real estate and the suburb in general. With Newcastle City Council already underway in their plans to renew the Brunker Road corridor, Centrale will further solidify Broadmeadow as the next destination suburb to live.

With its close proximity to Newcastle CBD and beaches along with Westfield Kotara, Broadmeadow Train Station, Newcastle Entertainment Centre, McDonald Jones Stadium, John Hunter Hospital, Calvary Mater Hospital plus an abundance of good quality schools, Centrale has all of life’s conveniences at its fingertips.

Since its release in April 2017, close to thirty-five per cent of the apartments within Centrale are already sold, including all three bedroom apartments. Only one and two bedroom apartments currently remain.

Scott Walkom, Principal at Walkom Real Estate comments, “Centrale represents a real game changer for Broadmeadow and one that extends from the significant changes being felt right across Newcastle.

“As the city undergoes tremendous change, so do the suburbs located within close proximity to it, such as Broadmeadow. It is a suburb in metamorphosis and the savvy buyers – be them investors or owner/occupiers – are well aware of this, which is clearly why the apartments are selling so fast.

“Centrale will not only continue to add to the upscaling of the suburb, but it will also pave the way for further developments in the area that will result in a full reinvigoration of Broadmeadow.”

Centrale is also bound to appeal to first home buyers with the introduction of the NSW State Government’s stamp duty relief package, which comes into effect July 1. Stamp duty concession will now be available for properties valued between $650,000 to $800,000.

“Centrale will be ideal for a wide variety of buyers including those entering the market for the first time,” continued Scott. “Thanks to the Government’s new policies, the savings for first home buyers on properties like Centrale are considerable. For example, on new and off the plan dwellings valued up to $650,000 first home buyers will now save a whopping $26,857, making living somewhere like Centrale a reality, where it may have been previously just out of reach.”

All Centrale apartments feature well-appointed finishes, open plan living that flows out to a private balcony or courtyard, air conditioning, stone bench tops and stainless-steel appliances, with upgrade packages also available.

The Centrale apartment complex is located at 65 Brunker Road, Broadmeadow, with a display suite also located on 128 Beaumont St, Hamilton.

For more information on Centrale and the Newcastle property market, contact Walkom Real Estate.

Scott Walkom

NSW Regional Alliance Takes Centre Stage

So great to attend yesterday’s meeting at HMRI in my role as Chairman of the Foundation which was attended by Federal Assistant Health Minister Dr David Gillespie who announced the accreditation of a partnership to align clinicians and researchers across the Hunter New England, Central Coast and Mid-North Coast along with a seed grant of $225,000 to NSW Regional Health Partners.  Good to see time and money being invested where it matters. For more click here.

The 19th Annual HMRI Ball a Record-Breaking Success

The Hunter Medical Research Institute’s (HMRI) 19th Annual Ball took place on Saturday June 17th at Newcastle Town Hall.

Attracting over 280 people, the event was a huge success raising a record-breaking amount of money. All proceeds from the night will go towards raising awareness for researchers and funding HMRI’s seven key areas of:
– Brain and Mental Health
– Cancer
– Cardiovascular
– Information Based Medicine
– Pregnancy & Reproduction
– Public Health
– Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines & Asthma.

Following the theme of Newcastle Harbour’s ‘Destiny’ sculpture, the ball celebrated the growth of the city and its medical research institute. A bronze replica of the sculpture was successfully auctioned on the night for $9000.

In attendance at this year’s event was our very own Scott Walkom in his role as Chairman of the HMRI Foundation.

“It was such a great evening seeing so many people come out and dig deep for such a worthy cause. Thanks to the generosity of attendees, we will be able to provide substantial support to the HMRI’s very important research programs. We are looking forward to taking this key event from the HMRI Foundation’s calendar into its 20th year in 2018.”

To make a donation to the HMRI please click here.

Scott Walkom

First Home Buyers Opportunity – From 1st July 2017

The NSW Government’s comprehensive package to improve housing affordability is focused on helping first home buyers, who often face stiff competition from investors.

For first home buyers, this comprehensive package will:

– abolish stamp duty on all homes up to $650,000
– give stamp duty relief for homes up to $800,000
– provide a $10,000 grant for builders of new homes up to $750,000 and purchasers of new homes up to $600,000
– abolish insurance duty on lenders’ mortgage insurance
– ensure foreign investors pay higher duties and land taxes
– no longer allow investors to defer paying stamp duty on off-the-plan purchases

For more information visit: First Home Buyers Grant 2017

Scott Walkom

Gastronomic Lunch 2017

The Gastronomic Lunch is the brainchild of Neil Slater, founder of Scratchley’s on the Wharf. Since its birth in 2004, The Gastronomic Lunch has raised roughly 1.1 million for the Hunter Medical Research Institution with a further $136,000 raised on 7th May 2017.

Chefs from Newcastle’s most esteemed restaurants worked together on a six-course meal that is unequalled in the region. In 2017, the event’s annual auction included a signed piece from Hollywood actor Robert De Niro, an all-inclusive trip to the Australian Open and numerous holiday packages.  

 “When creating the event, I wanted The Gastronomic Lunch to have a lot of impact within the organisations it works with. I wanted something that would gain the most traction and maximise fundraising for the HMRI” – Neil Slater, founder.

Our own Scott Walkom in his new role of HMRI Fundraising chairperson was amongst this year’s attendees for his 3rd consecutive year. “For me, The Gastronomic Lunch is a great opportunity to meet and thank the supporters of the HMRI, as well as the event having a fun and relaxing atmosphere, but what’s most important is that the event raises funds for medical research through HMRI for healthy happy kids”

The Gastronomic Lunch was held on May 7th at the Harbourview Function Centre.
To make a donation to the HMRI please click here