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World’s First Tesla Town Is Under Development In Melbourne

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Updated: 6 December 2016
Can you imagine an eco-friendly, smart-wired community where every home is equipped with a solar roof and green technology is standardized? Well, let us introduce you to YarraBend, the world’s first Tesla Town which is under development in Melbourne. Located 6.5 kilometres from the CBD on the old Alphington Paper Mill site will sit a futuristic suburb that will eventually cover over 16.5 hectares and include 2,500 new homes.

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From single-family homes to townhouses and apartments, every dwelling will include a solar roof, solar storage, Tesla powerwall and smart technology that will reduce your water usage by 43 percent and landfill contribution by 80 percent. Victorian Chief Executive Officer Danni Addison from the Urban Development Institute of Australia says, ‘YarraBend would be one of the most environmentally sustainable developments in Australia, this development leads the way in sustainability.’

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Designed and developed by property group Glenvill, the visionary homes have a sleek yet inviting quality and feature alfresco dining, stone bench tops and European appliances. The first 60 homes went up for sale in July and were expected to fetch prices between $1.48 million and $2.1 million, and residents are projected to move into the sustainable utopia by late 2017.


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Named after the Yarra River which runs through the hamlet, YarraBend is inspired by the Scandinavian lifestyle, and there are proposed plans for a new school, shopping complex, food retailers and an arts precinct. Citizens will have the privilege of amenities such as electric car charging stations, high-speed internet, tech concierge and a specialised YarraBend app to keep up to date on train schedules and local news. YarraBend is conveniently located 450 metres from the Alphington train station and is only a ten-minute drive from Lygon Street and Westfield Doncaster.

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The holistic community is surrounded by Darebin Parklands and Yarra Bend Park and has been designed to minimise carbon footprint emissions by implementing the latest technologies including energy efficient lighting and Tesla powerwalls, which are estimated to cost $20,000 in Australia.