Suburb Profile: Footscray
As Melbourne has grown, Footscray has undergone rapid change as one of the few untapped inner-city gems. It’s for this reason we have chosen this suburb as the location of our soon-to-be-launched Warde Street project.
We understand the value that can be created in burgeoning metropolitan hubs, having worked extensively across other suburbs. We believe the timing is right for this particular pocket of Melbourne, taking advantage of significant inner-city growth.
Few suburbs are more vibrant than Footscray. Just five kilometres from the CBD, the marvellously multicultural and charismatic suburb is home to a variety of wonderful amenities: a university campus, a leading hospital, eateries and grocers from every culture, and Australia’s largest Chinese temple, the Heavenly Queen.
Well serviced by train, tram and bus routes that directly connect residents with the city and surrounding suburbs, Footscray offers well-connected living options that make commuting a breeze.
The suburb’s highly industrial past is paving the way to becoming a character-filled and creative hub, with manufacturing foundations being reimagined as secret bars, stylish apartments, microbreweries and cultural hubs. No suburb embraces and personifies post-industrialism like Footscray.
The suburb’s beating heart is the Footscray Market, where leading chefs, local gastronomes and bargain hunters alike shop for affordable, fresh produce. The suburb is also situated on the banks of the Maribyrnong river, offering locals immediate access to cycling and walking paths – unlocking an effortlessly active lifestyle.