A History Built on Reimagining Urban Life
Robert Hamilton and Henry Pollack founded Mirvac in 1972 but their story began a decade earlier. Robert was a real estate specialist, a marketer and consultant to developers, while Henry was a conceptualiser, an architect and builder. Both men, already enjoying considerable success in their own businesses combined their talents to develop properties in the 1960s. So successful was this integrated approach that with a shared dream, philosophy and vision, the two joined forces to launch Mirvac. Four decades on Mirvac is one of Australia’s largest and most respected property investment, development and management groups.
While Mirvac’s success has been built on sheer hard work, it would be nothing without imagination and inspiration. “Reimagining Urban Life” is the way we articulate our purpose today but the intent has been with us from the beginning. Henry and Robert imagined, designed and developed Mirvac properties to improve the way people live, to enrich their lives.
True then, true today.
The care for customers and community and the passionate commitment to quality are ingrained into the Mirvac DNA, ensuring the values, standards and vision set by Robert and Henry will remain alive for decades to come. This is our legacy.
Discover how Mirvac evolved into what it is today by taking a look back at some of our most notable past projects.
Latitude Leighton Beach
Located on Leighton Beach, just 15 kilometres from the Perth CBD and only 5 kilometres from the heart of Fremantle. This quality development comprises two stylish five-storey buildings, Prima and Meridian, which have been designed to complement the surrounding coastal environment and community. Meridian at Latitude provides a well-connected urban lifestyle with a choice of high quality one or two bedroom apartments with access to an internal courtyard with garden break out areas, a bocce green, BBQs and gymnasium. Prima at Latitude offers unrivalled ocean views from a selection of two or three bedroom apartments that enjoy exclusive use of a pool, gymnasium, BBQs, entertaining areas.
The Avenue by Mirvac
The Avenue by Mirvac is located in the heart of Schofields where residents benefit from everything the North West Growth Centre has to offer. This vibrant masterplanned community was meticulously designed and is home to a selection of exceptionally crafted homes designed by Mirvac.
St Leonards Square
Completed in late 2019, the development of St Leonards Square has pioneered the transformation of its suburb from a business and transport hub to a vibrant place to live, work and relax. Designed by Sissons architect in collaboration with Mirvac Design, St Leonards Square has delivered a productive, sustainable and highly liveable, luxury mixed-use destination including 527 apartments with world-class amenity and service, 32 commercial office suites, 10 retail tenancies and a central public ground floor plaza.
2010 - 2019
Hydeberry, Rochedale QLD
Hydeberry, a boutique 133 lot development, is set in an exclusive enclave of Rochedale just 14.5km from the Brisbane CBD. Surrounded by stunning streetscapes and elegant homes Hydeberry brings to life an elegant and contemporary sense of place.
The Finery, Waterloo NSW
Completed in 2019 and located In Waterloo, just 3.7km from the CBD, cosmopolitan living meets urban convenience at The Finery. Residents enjoy the luxury of beautifully crafted apartments, a lush and serene courtyard garden and a relaxing rooftop pool terrace, whilst enjoying some of Sydney’s best cafes, restaurants and shopping.
Ovo, Green Square NSW
The tallest tower in Green Square, NSW, Ovo is part of the revitalisation of Green Square. The tower was awarded a Good Design winner at the 2019 Good Design Awards. Mirvac and Landcom are building a new Town Centre at Green Square, where beautifully designed apartments will line streets brimming with interesting places to eat and shop. Surrounded by a plaza and library, landscaped parks and commercial spaces designed for the modern workforce. It will be a neighbourhood on a human scale, one that celebrates the individual and the artisan. A global village for the global citizen.
Brighton Lakes, Moorebank NSW
Completed in late 2018, Mirvac created an aspirational masterplanned community which set a new standard for the area; a high quality connected and sustainable masterplanned community designed for a healthy active lifestyle, offering diverse housing choice and smart living with access to river parklands and resort-style facilities adjacent to a picturesque golf course. Located in Moorebank, Brighton Lakes adopted an innovative approach by being the first Mirvac project to be built using the pre-fabricated Velocity construction technique in partnership with CSR.
Ascot House, Ascot QLD
Ascot House was completed in 2018 and is the first release of luxury apartments at Ascot Green, a vibrant new residential precinct on the Eagle Farm Racecourse in Ascot, Brisbane. Residents delight in spacious, well-appointed apartments close to every amenity, boasting premium finishes, amazing views and spacious balconies overlooking the green expanse of the iconic racecourse.
Harold Park, Forest Lodge NSW
Beloved by the community, the award-winning Harold Park, located in Forest Lodge NSW, has revived the former raceway into a bustling community precinct. With a strong heritage and sustainability focus, the project's lush parklands has created a 20 hectare green corridor to the harbour foreshore, with architecture that pays homage to the rich history of the site. Harold Park has won a number of awards including, the award for Great new place to live and/or work at the 2019 Greater Sydney Planning Awards, the Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design and the Lord Mayors Award at the 2019 NSW Australian Institute of Architecture Awards and 'Gold' in the category of Architecture – Multi Residential at the 2019 Sydney Design Awards.
The Moreton, Bondi NSW
Acquired in 2013 and completed in 2017, The Moreton in Bondi is a coveted urban yet beachside setting that delivered a collection of five buildings of varying scales. The project gave a nod to the modern beach house while incorporating heritage details and lush landscaped gardens to achieve an established position in the Bondi community. The project has gone on to win several awards including the 2018 HIA-CSR Australian Apartment Complex Award and the 2017 Urban Taskforce Award for Development Excellence.
Lucid, South Brisbane QLD
A refined, polished and serene sibling to Art House, Lucid brings its own meaningful architectural personality to South Brisbane. A sophisticated façade reflects the quality and personality of the apartments and facilities within. With one of the highest and most impressive sky decks in South Brisbane, residents can immerse themselves in beauty daily.
Art House, South Brisbane QLD
Art House in South Brisbane is the perfect fusion of apartment living with after-hours lifestyle. Perched above the city, a mere 850m from the Brisbane CBD, convenience is at its core with West End, Queen Street Mall and the delights of South Bank all close by. Residents can step outside and lose themselves in a cosmopolitan haven teaming with street art, hidden venues and headline restaurants. Inside, the apartments feature modern, considered design which creates the perfect backdrop to showcase their personal style.
Harcrest, Wantirna South VIC
Acquired in 2008 and completed in 2017, our Harcrest community in Wantirna South is equal parts beautiful and functional, with sweeping views of the Dandenong Ranges setting the backdrop for the 6+ star energy rated Mirvac homes. The masterplan also delivered our residents with a park, community garden and shopping village, key elements that make modern living a breeze for our Harcrest purchasers.
The Point, Mandurah WA
Located on the iconic site of the former Peninsula Hotel and situated at the heart of the city, estuary and ocean, our award-winning apartments at The Point in Mandurah offer spectacular waterfront views. The Point incorporates three residential buildings which are positioned to maximise views of the ocean, estuary, marina or foreshore. The Point also includes the 4.5 star Sebel Mandurah hotel, bar and restaurant, M on the Point, a fully equipped gymnasium, sauna, spa, outdoor pool and resident club room.
Greystone Terraces, Everton Park QLD
Located in the heart of the well-established Everton Park community is Greystone Terraces. These 56 terrace homes feature modern architecture, spacious interiors, exceptional outdoor entertaining areas and the convenience of local amenities. Bringing the Greystone Terraces community together is a central recreation hub offering residents a pool, communal kitchen and BBQ area to kick back and relax or entertain guests.
Aston Grove, Bridgeman Downs QLD
Aston Grove sits nestled amongst green, rolling hills of the prestigious Bridgeman Downs just a mere 12km from the Brisbane CBD. At the heart of the 124 lot development an iconic bottle tree that has been part of Bridgeman Downs for many years takes pride of place. Aston Grove is a sanctuary beside the city with natural bushlands, playgrounds and nature trails within a 200m walk.
Unison at Waterfront Newstead, Newstead QLD
Unison’s terrace homes, pavilions and courtyard apartments added more beautifully designed diversity to Waterfront Newstead. Rich in amenities, its crowning feature is a 4,000m2 garden with lap and plunge pools, an outdoor kitchen and dedicated health, fitness and wellbeing zones.
Mossvale on Manly, Wakerley QLD
Mirvac built over 400 homes and land lots in the Mossvale on Manly estate along with over 9ha of green parkland and lush waterways. Mossvale on Manly remains one of Brisbane’s most highly regarded residential communities to this day.
Rhodes Waterside, Rhodes NSW
After six stages spanning across several years, our Rhodes Waterside dwellings were completed in 2013. Unique in delivering city and water views from Sydney's geographical centre, with communal spaces adorned by landscape gardens and an abundance of amenity, Rhodes Waterside is an exceptional example of how we create communities to live, work and play in.
Fairways, Brookwater, Brookwater QLD
Fairways, Brookwater is a boutique community within the Greater Springfield region in the heart of South East Queensland’s western growth corridor. Located within Brookwater’s premier golfing community, Fairways introduced Mirvac’s signature quality and truly innovative design through contemporary architect-designed townhomes nestled among the native bushlands surrounding the 1st, 2nd and 3rd holes of the Greg Norman-designed Brookwater golf course.
Park at Waterfront Newstead, Newstead QLD
Following on from the success of Pier, Park was the second stage of development. Set opposite Pier, across some 5.5ha of parklands, these premium apartments brought the best of inner-city life to Newstead.
Pier, Newstead QLD
Pier is the first and most luxurious stage of Waterfront, Newstead. It sold half its 99 luxury riverside apartments off the plan for more than $200 million on release. This included the Grand Penthouse which sold for a record $14 million. A first for Brisbane. Pier features unrivaled lifestyle amenity including two heated lap pools, two fully equipped gymnasiums, residents function room with boardroom and fully equipped kitchen as well as a concierge service. The development won the 2012 AIA Award for the Brisbane region in multi residential developments.
Mariner’s Peninsula, Townsville QLD
Mariner’s Peninsula is a luxury $200 million residential community developed on a 3.2ha site boasting 720m of water frontage, near the Strand and Breakwater Marina in Townsville. The community consists of premium beachfront and bay land lots, two-level beach homes and 101 apartments across two buildings
Laureate, Albert Park VIC
Mirvac's bespoke residential development completed in 2011 in Albert Park, Melbourne, is poised between city and sea, in the heart of Albert Park, Laureate’s elegant designs reflect the artistic heritage of the area. All homes are set within beautifully sculpted gardens and walkways designed by award winning landscape architect Rick Eckersley. Inspired luxury living at its best, Laureate took out the national ‘Townhouse/Villa Development of the Year’ accolade at the prestigious 2012 HIA CSR Australian Housing Awards and was also recognised for its outstanding architectural design and artistic finishes by respected industry bodies such as UDIA Victoria and the Australian Property Council.
Beachside Leighton, North Fremantle WA
Completed in 2011 and designed by Kerry Hill Architects in association with Mirvac Design, Mirvac’s Beachside Leighton apartments, in North Fremantle were recognised for excellence in architectural design and took out top prize at the AIA WA Architecture Awards – the Harold Krantz Award for Residential Architecture – Multiple Residential. Beachside Leighton was the first stage developed at our site at North Fremantle, where we currently have another stage selling, Compass.
Tennyson Reach, Tennyson QLD
One of Brisbane’s most sought-after developments, Tennyson Reach sits along the river on the border of Tennyson and Yeerongpilly. Overlooking Indooroopilly’s golf course across a quiet bend in the river, life in these 200 premium apartments is about enjoying the active outdoors and nearby expanses of parkland and the Queensland Tennis Centre.
Meadow Springs WA
Recognised for excellence in design, winning the 2013 UDIA WA award for Residential Development over 250 Lots, Mirvac’s master planned community, Meadow Springs, features an abundance of green space that includes a 4-hectare park with playgrounds and BBQ areas to be enjoyed by residents and the wider community for years to come.
Mindarie Keys, Mindarie WA
Mirvac had a strong vision to create a landmark waterfront community in Western Australia with Mindarie Keys. After acquiring the site in 1996, Mirvac created 20 luxury residences on the marina, which was a first of its kind development for the State. Residents, each with their own private jetties, have unparalleled access to some of the best recreational fishing spots in the area.
2000 - 2009
Ephraim Island, Gold Coast QLD
Ephraim Island is a unique residential community set on an island in the Broadwater of the Gold Coast and connected to the mainland only by a bridge. The island is made of ﬁve distinctive residential precincts of apartments, villas and homes which are connected by a central avenue and a system of pedestrian walkways that wind through sculptured parklands and lake networks. Each precinct touches the water’s edge and provides the resident with their own unique perspective of Ephraim Island, the adjoining nature reserve and the Gold Coast.
Waterline Bulimba, Bulimba QLD
Waterline Bulimba is an upscale community of houses and apartments that balance privacy and community, formal and informal living, and indoor and outdoor spaces. It’s set along 200m of waterfront on the southern banks of the Brisbane River.
Bunker Bay, Naturaliste WA
Constructed in 2004 and situated in the beautiful Margaret River wine region of Western Australia, Bunker Bay is an award-winning waterfront project that features 153 villa apartments located within landscaped native gardens and adjoining the crystal-clear waters of beautiful Bunker Bay.
Cutters Landing, New Farm QLD
Originally the site of the Colonial Sugar Refining Company, Cutters Landing is an award-winning industrial redevelopment in New Farm that was completed in 2003. Now home to 264 luxury apartments and 85 homes on the river front, this preserved heritage icon is once again a hub for local life.
Walsh Bay NSW
Sydney’s now iconic Walsh Bay, completed in 2003, the development has won 65 awards including the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects Walter Burley Griffin Urban Design Award. This joint venture is one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects with a value of around $700 million. The development reinvigorated this remarkable part of Sydney Harbour to create a lively commercial, residential, retail and cultural precinct. About 350 apartments and homes are mixed with retail and medium scale commercial development—including a theatre—to produce one of Sydney’s most exciting areas.
Mariner’s Reach, Newstead QLD
Three acres of gardens ring the four buildings of Mariners Reach, a luxury residential complex in Newstead completed in 2002. Two spas, three swimming pools, a sauna, gym and community centre offer social and wellness spaces for residents of the 171 apartments.
Edgewood, Cabarita NSW
Located on the edge of the Parramatta River with beautiful views of the water, the neutral façade of the multi-award-winning Edgewood in Cabarita blends seamlessly with the surrounding green spaces to create a timeless waterfront community.
Encore, Elizabeth Bay NSW
Purchased in 1982, The Sebel Townhouse at Elizabeth Quay became one of Sydney's leading five-star hotels; famous for its famous clientele which included Elton John, who had his wedding reception at the hotel in 1984. In 2000, the Sebel Townhouse in Elizabeth Bay was demolished to make way for a new purpose-designed residential tower that is certain to become one of the great landmarks of the area. With clean bold lines and cutting-edge design, the 15-level Encore tower, featuring 78 luxury apartments is envisaged as a building of understated style in the heart of Sydney’s most vibrant district.
The Melburnian, Southbank VIC
In circa 2000 we opened our doors to The Melburnian. The luxury apartments changed the way people saw inner-city living in Melbourne. As the twentieth century ended, The Melburnian changed the way people saw inner-city living in Melbourne. These exclusive apartments located in the heart of the arts precinct on St Kilda Road are just a stroll to the CBD and offer extensive views of the Yarra River, the city, the parklands and the bay. In 2001, the penthouse apartment set a record for Melbourne when it was sold for more than $5 million. The Melburnian won several awards including the 2002 High Density Project of the Year Award at the HIA Victorian Housing Awards; the 2002 Best CBD Highrise Residential Development Award at the PCA Excellence Awards and the Australian Apartment Project of the Year Award at the 2003 HIA Australian Housing Awards.
The Peninsula, Burswood WA
In the early 2000’s, Mirvac started the redevelopment of one of the largest single residential projects ever undertaken in Western Australia at The Peninsula, Burswood. This project totally reimagined the area, creating a fully planned and integrated riverfront suburb, comprising of apartments and townhouses, only 2 kilometres from Perth’s CBD. The redevelopment, spanning almost 20 years, has seen the project win a number of awards including; the 2007 UDIA award for High Density Development, the 2008 UDIA award for Best High-Density Housing and the 2009 HIA-SEDA GreenSmart Award for Estate of the Year.
Sydney Olympic Village, Newington NSW
A very special project in the life and history of not just Mirvac, but the nation as a whole; in September 1993, the President of the International Olympic Committee, Juan Antonio Samaranch, declared that Sydney was to be the host city for the summer Olympic Games of 2000. One immediate requirement was that the Olympics, and the subsequent Paralympics, would require a world-class athletes’ village. Mirvac seized the opportunity and recognised the project as a showcase to deliver the world’s best practice planning, design and construction and set a new benchmark for environmentally sustainable development. A major challenge was that after the Games the village would become a new suburb of Sydney, with all the attendant long-term planning and infrastructure needs. The result was Newington. To date it has received an unprecedented 36 major building, architectural and design awards and has become a model for urban developments worldwide. In 2002 it won the prestigious Royal Australian Institute of Architects Premier’s Award. Houses and apartments at Newington were designed in conjunction with HPA by a team of Sydney’s best housing architects. They were designed initially to function as part of the Olympic Village, and then later as part of an integrated suburban community. The Newington apartments have received national acclaim for their design.
Seascapes, Mandurah WA
In 2010, Mirvac’s beachfront Seascapes community in Halls Head Western Australia received the AIA award for Urban Design Space. We created a foreshore walk which unlocked the foreshore for our Seascapes by Mirvac community and others living nearby.
1990 - 1999
Quay Grand Suites, Circular Quay NSW
Quay Grand Suites at Sydney's East Circular Quay was completed in 1997 and made front page headlines as people stood in line for several hours to buy an apartment off the plan. All sold in less than six hectic hours.
Park Central, St Kilda VIC
With beautiful views over Fawkner Park, the sound design of Mirvac’s Park Central luxury apartments, built in 1995 on St Kilda Road, cemented their place in Melbourne’s property market.
Chatswood Plaza, Chatswood NSW
Built in the late ‘90s’, the award-winning Pacific Place, Chatswood spanned over 11 years and 5 precincts, including Altura, Cambridge, Epica, B2E and the final stage, Era. Each tower with its own unique character, with Altura and Epica featuring an elliptical façade, contrasted against the more angular finish of Cambridge and Era.
Beacon Cove, Port Melbourne VIC
Beacon Cove, a complete revitalisation of Port Melbourne, now ranks as one of Mirvac's most successful projects. The 1994 joint venture with the Victorian Government, has become the city’s seaside gateway at Port Melbourne and includes both houses and apartments. The first stage of around 830 dwellings was completed in 2001; Stage 2 includes 400 waterfront apartments. As a fully integrated estate, Beacon Cove incorporates a gymnasium, medical centre, light rail station, a convenience store and restaurant precinct. It provides a combination of absolute waterfront apartments, and luxury houses and courtyard homes. Some 830 dwellings have already been completed and another 400 are planned along the pier and the foreshore. The iconic project has received ten different awards including awards in the categories of Medium Density and Integrated Estates / High Rise Apartments at the 1996 HIA Top Home Awards Victoria, the HIA Excellence in Housing Awards Medium Density Project of the Year Award in 1997 and the Medium Density Development Award at the UDIA Awards for Excellence in the same year.
Liberty Pacific, Main Beach QLD
Setting a new benchmark for high-rise living on the Gold Coast, Liberty Pacific was the first stage of apartments sold at Main Beach. Due to popular demand, we followed Liberty Pacific with Liberty Panorama, a 104-apartment tower also located in Main Beach.
Raleigh Park, Kensington NSW
Constructed in the early '90s', Raleigh Park, situated in Kensington in Sydney's South East, set new standards in urban design and was the basis from which Beacon Cove and Newington were later developed. Comprising 147 houses and 364 apartments, the green-filled estate won a number of awards for excellence in planning and design. These included the MBA Excellence in Housing Award in 1993; the HIA Australian Housing Awards Medium-High Density Lifestyle Estate Award and the AILA National Project Award in 1994; and the API National Award for Excellence in Planning, the API NSW Award for Planning and Development and the Award for Townhouses $250,000 & Over at the MBA Excellence in Housing Awards in 1996.
SY21, Docklands VIC
Going on to become a model for inner-city living, the SY21 apartments feature sleekly modern architecture, innovative design, gym and pool facilities and a first-class location on stylish Chapel Street in South Yarra, Victoria.
Mariners Reach, Newstead QLD
Completed in the late ‘90s’, Mariners Reach, a series of buildings on the Brisbane River, revitalised a derelict docklands area of the city. The unique project won many awards including the Urban Renewal Project Award at the 1999 UDIA National Awards for Excellence and the award for Urban Renewal at the 2000 UDIA QLD Awards for Excellence. The success of the project led to Mirvac acquiring the adjoining land for its Newstead Riverpark project.
Quay West Suites, Brisbane QLD
Quay West suites sold off the plan in just three weeks. Quay West Suites Brisbane was the city’s first five-star serviced apartment building, with the upper levels containing luxury apartments. The upper levels contain luxury apartments.
1980 - 1989
Cotswolds, North Turramurra NSW
In 1983 Mirvac completed a retirement complex, The Cotswolds, on Sydney’s leafy north shore. The project was a model for future urban retirement communities and revolutionised urban development in Australia by prompting the country’s first planning laws for communities of residents over 55 years of age (known as SEPP5).
Kincoppal, Elizabeth Bay NSW
Preserving the rich history of the estate, Mirvac redeveloped the harbourside Kincoppal building in Sydney's Elizabeth Bay in the early '80s'. Formerly a family residence and then a private girls' school, Mirvac reimagined the estate by creating apartments, retaining the original sandstone mansion, gatekeeper’s cottage and tramsheds. The apartments sold out within a matter of weeks achieving the then-extraordinary average price of $550,000.
The York, Sydney NSW
Completed in the early ‘80’s, The York was Sydney’s very first luxury apartment high-rise. Going on the market, it stunned with an overwhelming public response; people were queued around the block for a chance to buy one of the 150 apartments on offer, and The York sold out in just four hours.
1970 - 1979
Castlevale, Willoughby NSW
A few years later, Mirvac developed Castlevale in Willloughby in Sydney's lower North Shore. With 161 apartments spread over seven separate buildings, this was the first large-scale integrated development in the city. It comprised seven buildings, including townhouses, walk-up apartments and eight-storey apartment blocks. Recognised for excellence in design, the development received the Top Homes Award at the 1978 HIA NSW Housing Awards.
Montrose, Rose Bay NSW
Built in 1972, Montrose was Mirvac's first ever development which comprised of a single block of 12 apartments situated in Rose Bay, in Sydney's East.
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