Frequently Asked Questions
What does the Estate Name mean?
Northcrest is the name given to the 168-hectare landmark subdivision formally known as Berrimah Farm. The name Northcrest is symbolic of it’s elevated, northerly location in the heart of Greater Darwin, its vibrant lifestyle and close to the sea, city, airport, Port and other transport connections.
What is Northcrest?
Northcrest is much more than a land sub-division, it will be a modern vibrant Village at the epi centre of greater Darwin. The new suburb will include the development of 2000 housing lots and 40 sites for medium density development as well as business, commercial and community activities.
This project will provide a major economic stimulus to Darwin and the Top End and create up to 3200 local employment opportunities.
Northcrest will become home to up to 7500 Territorians, in a vibrant community catering to a modern lifestyle, including a school, an exciting retail precinct, plenty of parklands and open space and places to work. When completed Northcrest will be valued well in excess of $1Billion.
Where is it located?
Northcrest is centrally located in the suburb of Berrimah between Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina on what has been historically known as the Berrimah line. Northcrest is within 13km of Darwin, Palmerston and Casuarina City Centres.
What is the timeframe for development?
Northcrest will be continuously developed over the next 10 -13 years. The first land release having already commenced in early March 2017 and titles are expected in late 2017. The Northcrest Display Village and general housing construction is expected to commence in early 2018.
Will any of the former Berrimah Farm research facilities remain on the site?
The NT Government has retained 6.7 hectares for a multi-user research precinct. One of the development principals for this area is to preserve the large trees and established vegetation that currently creates well shaded areas. This will add to the unique character of this location and help demonstrate the rich history of this site which has been used by the Department of Primary Industry since the 1950s.
What other facilities will be available at Northcrest?
The development site includes land for a school, community, retail and businesses as well as open spaces, parklands and recreational activities.
Will the suburb connect with public transport?
Yes, Northcrest will be a hub for the bus network. All home sites being within walking distance to planned bus stops. Residents will be able to access all major bus routes from Northcrest.
House and Land Sales
When will residential lots be available for purchase?
The first land release commenced in early March 2017.
What size is the land?
The residential lots will range in size from 474sqm to 770sqm, with the majority of the lots being 550sqm and 650sqm in stage 1a. Stage 1b will have lots ranging from 405sqm.
How much are the home sites?
Prices commence at $225,000.
Are there covenants on the land?
Yes the housing values and design integrity of Northcrest are ensure by our favourable building guidelines. The Northcrest Building Guidelines permit a greater choice of housing options including quality front fencing and front gates. In Northcrest you will be able to fully utilise and secure your entire block.
Do you have preferred builders for the development?
All qualified builders are welcome in Northcrest, purchasers may choose their own builder or one of the 14 builders in our Display Village.
Are house and land packages available?
Yes, house and land packages are available from all our Display Builders. Please visit the Display Village page to view the full list of Northcrest Display Builders.