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A Futuristic Step into Residential Development

INTREC has begun the construction of a futuristic residential project in Sydney’s northwest.

Featuring voice command home automation and a circadian rhythm lighting system, the ‘smart’ townhomes are part of a new 6ha masterplanned community at Norwest called Essentia.  Each property will also include an integrated home battery storage system designed to reduce power costs plus rainwater recycling and double glazing.

Among its hi-tech features is a circadian lighting system has been designed to keep residents alert during the day time hours and ease into sleep at night. It adjusts the lighting warmth and colour depending on the time — it is more blue during awake time and warmer in the evening to assist with sleep. The state-of-the-art home automation is voice controlled and is compatible with Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home.

Essentia will be the first large-scale residential development in Australia to have fully integrated solar and battery storage solutions for residents. Residents will also be able to relax at a special Wellness Centre to be built at the estate — also powered by solar energy — featuring a swimming pool, gym, yoga area and clubhouse.

Essentia is located on the border of the newly created suburb of Norwest and recently realigned Bella Vista, which were approved by the Geographical Names Board last year. The site will also feature a landscaped “riparian corridor” with natural waterway and native plants.

If you’d like to discuss INTREC’s Residential Development capabilities further, please get in touch with Amy Williams, National Client Relationship Manager at or call 0451 155 663.

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