Hawthorn Park


March 24, 2022

Dahua are happy to announce that Hawthorn Park has been awarded the UDIA Victorian Design Excellence Award 2021.

Now in their 26th year, the UDIA Victoria Awards for Excellence highlight quality and innovation across the urban development industry. The Design Excellence category was new to the awards this year.


September 7, 2021

We are proud to share with you the news that Hawthorn Park is a finalist in several 2021 awards.

Hawthorn Park has been voted ‘Residential Development of the Year’ finalist in ‘The Urban Developer Awards for Industry Excellence’ which recognises the best of urban development from across Australia and New Zealand.

Hawthorn Park is also a finalist in the ‘PCAs Award for Development Innovation’. The Property Council of Australia promotes and celebrates leading practice by the property industry via the Innovation & Excellence Awards program.

Hawthorn Park’s sky-pool and its builder have recently been recognised with three gold awards by The Swimming Pool & Spa Association of Australia for ‘Best Commercial Pool over $1,000,000’, ‘Innovative Project’, and ‘Commercial Project of the Year’.

Some fantastic wins for our team and our Hawthorn Park residents.

From construction to completion

April 16, 2021

With consruction now complete, Hawthorn Park  builders Hickory have compiled a video documenting the entire build process, including the extensive excavation, building construction and skypool installation.


March 29, 2021

With construction drawing to a close, builders Hickory have documented the project with a short video.


December 4, 2020

News.com.au has featured the Hawthorn Park Skypool, with a recent story on the completion of the pool. Some of the Hickory construction team took a ceremonial dip for the photo opportunity.

Read the full story here.


December 1, 2020

This week Hickory finalised the construction of Melbourne’s first sky pool.

The glass-bottomed sky pool bridges two of the 4 buildings, and overlooks lush landscaped gardens. The pool area will be surrounded by a rooftop residents lounge.

Working from home never looked so good

September 1, 2020

With many large offices across Australia closed  and staff working remotely, working from home has well and truly become the new normal. We have all had to adapt, and the home office has become a necessity for the post-covid workforce. This shift in how we are working has also translated into how we are buying property, too.

Marketing & Sales Manager, Michael Ching says the home office is in hot demand, “With working from home becoming the new normal, purchasers are making sure this will not only be possible, but enjoyable. Purchasers are excited that the lifestyle on offer at Hawthorn Park is conducive to working efficiently from home. I expect many residents will make good use of the amenity which is perfect for keeping up a healthy lifestyle while also working from home. Purchasers are also feeling confident with Hawthorn Park as construction has well and truly progressed towards completion.”

Skypool Glazed Bottom Installed

July 25, 2020

This week the team at Hickory installed the glass bottom sections of Melbourne’s first sky pool. Watch to see how we are constructing this iconic pool.

The glass-bottomed sky pool bridges two of the 4 buildings, and overlooks lush landscaped gardens. The pool area will be surrounded by a rooftop residents lounge.

Hawthorn East apartment median price rises 39.3% amid coronavirus

July 18, 2020

Bulletproof suburbs are still making incredible property price gains amid the pandemic.

House and unit median prices shot up as much as 55 per cent in the June quarter, with a number of suburbs rising above the million-dollar benchmark.

The Real Estate Institute of Victoria data shows metropolitan Melbourne’s median house sale price has dipped 3.5 per cent to $864,000 since April. Despite the coronavirus-driven downturn, prices are still 6.1 per cent higher than they were 12 months ago.

Hawthorn East had the second highest mediam price growth for apartments to $937,500 or 39.3%.

Hawthorn East crowned Melbourne’s most liveable suburb

June 28, 2020

Consultancy giant PwC has just published Australia’s CityPulse analysis.

Hawthorn East was crowned Melbourne’s most liveable suburb with a perfect score, followed by neighbouring suburbs Hawthorn and Richmond.

The CityPulse liveability score takes into account housing affordability, access to amenities and health services, crime rates and commuting distances to rank suburbs out of 10.

Skypool steelwork has been lifted into place

May 7, 2020

This week the team at Hickory installed 24m long steel beams to support Melbourne’s first sky pool. Watch to see how we are constructing this iconic pool.

The glass-bottomed sky pool bridges two of the 4 buildings, and overlooks lush landscaped gardens. The pool area will be surrounded by a rooftop residents lounge.


November 9, 2019

For our third and final Hawthorn Park Lifestyle Series Event AFL legend turned property investor Paul Roos hosted an insightful discussion at our display suite. Paul provided a morning of knowledge, entertainment and expert tips from an industry leader.

Construction Update

November 5, 2019


September 14, 2019

Interior Stylist & host of 9Life’s, Ready Set Reno and Open Homes Australia, Carlene Duffy hosted Hawthorn Park Lifestyle Series Event 2.

An intimate event, Carlene talked about styling ideas for downsizing, provided storage ideas and offered best ways to maximise space with less.

More images on facebook.


August 24, 2019

Naturopath, Nutritionist and Author Reece Carter joined us in our display suite for the inaugural Lifestyle Event Series.

Our first event kicked off to a great start. With a huge turnout, our guests enjoyed a lovely, sunny morning gaining health and wellness insights from Reece. Plus, everyone departed with a miniature herb garden kit to start their own green journey!

More images on facebook.

Luxury Homes Revealed

June 1, 2019

Excavation underway

May 15, 2019

Head contractor Hickory has provided a construction update. Demolition has been completed and extensive earthworks are currently underway, with Hawthorn Park’s anticipated completion date set for the third quarter of 2020.

Ground is broken

July 26, 2018

Hawthorn Park, Boroondara’s largest development, has broken ground.

Developer Dahua Group has selected builder Hickory as head contractor for the $300 million project.

Dahua Group’s Development Director, Hugh Lu says the ground breaking ceremony marks a significant milestone for Dahua, following clearing of the site in July of this year with an expected construction programme of 24-26 months.

Edgar Zhang, Managing Director of Dahua Melbourne told Urban.com.au “Dahua Group Melbourne are excited to begin construction on this premier flagship development for the city of Boroondara. The team are committed to delivering a community of exemplary design and location in a high quality, medium density project for a growing Melbourne population.”

The Melbourne - Singapore apartment connection

March 19, 2018

Melbourne and Singapore might not seem to have a lot in common at first glance.

But a wave of money from an increasingly sophisticated buyer base is coming to Australia’s property markets out of South-East Asia, which are giving some Melbourne developments a more Singaporean feel, especially when it comes to embracing greenery.

Read more about the story here.

Hawthorn East second most liveable suburb in Melbourne

March 6, 2018

A new report from global financial firm PwC has ranked Hawthorn East as one of Melbourne’s best suburbs to live in, second to neighbouring Richmond and followed by Hawthorn.

Hawthorn East also scored above average in the ‘Work category and highly in the ‘Play’ category.

The CityPulse report provides a national dataset that looks at Melbourne cities across three simple measures – live, work and play.

Read more about the story here.

Five steps to making your apartment appear bigger

January 16, 2018

Domo Collections founder and future Hawthorn Park resident Jane November took Vogue Living through her top tips to making an apartment appear bigger.

Here, Novembre shares her five top tips for styling an apartment — all aimed at maximising space while letting character shine through.

Read more on vogue.com.au

How to make a brand new apartment feel like a home

October 23, 2017

Franc and Jane Novembre, the husband and wife team behind luxury furniture retailer Domo, are no strangers to style.

The couple recently snapped up a penthouse apartment in the exciting new Hawthorn Park development and will be offering luxury furniture packages to fellow residents.

Read more on Realestate.com.au

Domo Collections owners Frank and Jane Novembre buy penthouse

September 12, 2017

The family behind a premium furniture group are about to put themselves in their clients shoes.

Domo Collections founders Jane and Frank Novembre have snapped up a luxurious off-the-plan penthouse in the Hawthorn Park development in Hawthorn east.

Read more on REA

Dahua Group's Green Lu Discusses Hawthorn Park

September 8, 2017

First covered on Urban Melbourne over a year ago, Dahua Group’s $300million Hawthorn Park development will be the largest development within the City of Boroondara LGA upon completion comprising four buildings on a 1.2ha site within walking distance of shopping, cafes and entertainment in Camberwell, Auburn Station and Swinburne University.

Read more on Urban Melbourne

‘Sky pool’ to crown Hawthorn East apartment development

July 28, 2017

A “SKY pool” suspended between two buildings is planned for a new Hawthorn East apartment development.

Lead architect on the Hawthorn Park project, Rothelowman’s Kim Lowman, said he believed the bridge-like 25m pool would be the first of its kind in Melbourne.

Read more in the Weekly Times

Developers turn to larger apartments to compete with townhouses

June 3, 2017

Developers are banking on family-sized apartments and features like internal lifts to entice downsizing baby boomers into suburban projects.

Read more in the SMH.