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Australia’s second largest fleet of GoGet vehicles will accompany the residents of the transformative Imperial Hurstville by Piety THP.
The need to own a vehicle in Sydney’s south is about to diminish even further, as car share company GoGet has opened its second largest national car share pod at the immaculately-designed Imperial Hurstville residential development, recently completed by leading developer, Piety THP.
Called a GoGet ‘SuperPod’, the facility will house a range of 14 GoGet vehicles in the basement car park of the new 240-apartment residential community, adding to the swathe of modern conveniences available in the complex to both residents and locals alike.
Piety THP General Manager Peter Munnings said Piety THP was delighted to house Australia’s second largest GoGet Superpod at Imperial Hurstville, providing in-demand car-sharing services for residents of the development as well as the wider local community.
“Hurstville is known for its excellent transport links with the Hurstville train station and bus interchange only five minutes’ walk from Imperial Hurstville, however, GoGet’s car share facility will significantly add to this convenience, making owning a vehicle almost completely unnecessary for residents,” he said.
The Rise of SuperPods and car sharing
Having recently passed their 100,000th member, GoGet Head of Locations and Partnerships, Christopher Vanneste, said car sharing has become so popular in Sydney that the city has surpassed all North American cities in terms of per capita uptake and seen a strong increase in demand for developments that accommodate car share.
“Property developers are realising the value of having a dedicated Superpod housed within large residential apartment developments,” Vanneste said. “Car share has moved from an amenity to a necessity. There are many large pods across Australia, but Hurstville is second only to Central Park in Chippendale, which is believed to be the largest in the world.”
“Car sharing is literally changing the way both developers and city planners are thinking about how people use vehicles and parking,” he said.
Imperial Hurstville residents and locals to benefit from 14 GoGet vehicles
Nearing completion, Imperial Hurstville located at 21-31 Treacy Street in the centre of Hurstville will soon be home to a community of hundreds of residents including both owner-occupiers and tenants.
“With a large proportion of young families and first home buyers soon to move into their spacious, stunning new homes, we are certain there will be a high degree of interest and anticipation for the opening of the new GoGet car share service,” Mr Munnings said.
“Early on in our planning, we saw the value of having a car sharing facility at Imperial Hurstville and feedback from buyers reconfirmed this thinking so we’ve included this in our sales and marketing and see the many benefits it offers to buyers and future tenants alike.
“GoGet car share brings considerable environmental benefits through less congestion on the roads and less car trips, and these also contribute to the sustainability credentials of Imperial Hurstville, which was part of our overall objectives for the development.”
Sydney leading the way with global transport trends
Responding to high demand from residents and community members, the car share ‘super pod’ is part of a global trend where smarter ways of using transport are being implemented in larger cities.
“GoGet Superpods are absolutely a part of Sydney’s future as a means of conveniently providing alternative transport solutions to the private vehicle,” Mr Vanneste said.
“Superpods, such as the one at Imperial Hurstville, offer a range of vehicles giving residents almost a wardrobe-like option where they can literally select a car to fit their need or mood – and save on the high cost of owning a vehicle.
“Residential developers are able to enhance their projects with car share, benefit their surrounding communities and add it to their suite of community amenities as well as sustainability credentials,” he added.
A range of vehicles, including hatchbacks, vans, luxury cars and 8-seater people movers will be available at Imperial Hurstville.
Limited apartments remain for sale at Imperial Hurstville
A limited number of generously-proportioned apartments remain for sale at Imperial Hurstville. A one bedroom apartment is priced from $545,000 and two bedroom apartments are priced from $780,000.
Comprising two spectacular buildings designed by Stanisic Architects, Piety THP’s Imperial Hurstville comes with all the trimmings you’d expect of a premium project, with most apartments north-facing and afforded spectacular views of the Sydney CBD skyline to the north and Botany Bay and the south coast to the east.
Connected by a sky walkway at the 10th level, the two towers that make up Imperial Hurstville span 15 storeys each, with amenities for residents including a sky terrace on the seventh level with outdoor dining and BBQ facilities, as well as ground-level retail and community centre including lounge and commercial kitchen for use by residents.