MELBOURNE, Sept 4 – Malaysian and Australian companies have been urged to start joint-venture projects to generate economic and social benefits to both countries, said Deputy Minister for International Trade and Industry, Datuk Lee Chee Leong.
“It is great to see a Malaysian developer like Fajarbaru partnering with Australian developer Beulah International in an iconic development like Gardenhill,” he said at the ground-breaking ceremony for the A$77 million Greenhill apartment project.
The project, 15 minutes from Melbourne’s central business district, would have Australia’s first private dog park.
Executive Director for the Fajarbaru-Beulah joint-venture, Jiaheng Chan, said Gardenhill offered residents affordable homes with luxurious architecture designs in a popular suburban location.
“The country’s first private dog park and its innovative interior sliding panels, has proved to be widely popular with home owners who view good design as an essential part of modern living.
“Residents will also have access to a garden oasis created by award-winning landscaper Jack Merlo, which features a rooftop terrace, teppanyaki barbecue area, seating pods and grassed entertaining area,” he said.
The ceremony also witnessed the contract being awarded to Hacer, a well-known name in the Australian construction industry.
Hacer’s Director, Vin Sammartino, said the construction of Gardenhill was expected to create over 200 jobs with work set for completion towards end-2016.
“It’s an exciting opportunity to work for Fajarbaru and Beulah International, who we recognise as major players in the Melbourne property development industry.
“It’s the type of project that we want to put our name on as it’s the kind of quality that we like to build,” he said.
Also present at the ceremony were Victoria’s State Minister of Finance, Robin Scott; Mayor of Manningham, Paul McLeish; local member of Parliament and former Liberal Planning Minister, Guy Matthews; and, Fajarbaru Chairman, Tan Sri Kuan Peng Soon.