High-rise Infinity Towers set to change the face of Gungahlin Town Centre

Geocon's mixed-use development features an infinity pool and ground-level commercial space.Geocon's mixed-use development features an infinity pool and ground-level commercial space. Photo: Supplied

Future residents of Gungahlin’s newest mixed-use development will be able to relax in an infinity pool and “sky park” located on the sixth storey .

What sounds like a novelty more likely to be found on an exotic holiday is one of the significant features of the first of the two Infinity Towers, which will make up two thirds of the $250 million Central Park Gungahlin complex.

The Geocon project was approved in November and will become the territory’s highest residential building development.

The infinity pool will overlook Yerrabi Pond.The infinity pool will overlook Yerrabi Pond. Photo: Supplied

Together the first two towers will consist of a mix of 426 one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments situated above ground-floor commercial space.

Plans for a third tower will be released at a later date.

Gecon general manager of development Peter Micalos said the first 22-storey tower would feature a sixth-level 4000-square-metre “sky park”, including a 20-metre long infinity pool hovering 20 metres above the ground and overlooking Yerrabi Pond.

An artist's depiction of the Gungahlin Central Park project.An artist’s depiction of the Gungahlin Central Park project. Photo: Supplied

The space will also consist of landscaping, a barbecue area, a gymnasium and an exercise track.

“It’s an unprecedented level of amenity; it hasn’t been done before in Canberra,” Mr Micalos said.

“We’re not talking about a little rooftop courtyard – we’re talking about a sky park.”

Geocon managing director Nick Georgalis said the development’s sweeping northerly views and closeness to the centre of town would also attract buyers.

The project’s approval came just before a 23-metre height limit was imposed for all new structures in Gungahlin on November 30.

Once completed, the tallest of the towers will be 70 metres tall and the highest structure in Canberra after Telstra Tower.

“The location is probably the pick,” Mr Georgalis said. “You really have that high-rise, city feel but you’re effectively overlooking Yerrabi Pond.

“About 60 per cent of the units have a view to Yerrabi pond. All the units with views will never have their view blocked out.”

The 426-unit Infinity Towers project will become the largest single residential development in the ACT.

Mr Georgalis said about 600 square metres of boutique commercial space on the ground floor would house anything from restaurants and bars to office space.

“It really has a multitude of uses and it’s going to be open to whoever wants to open business there,” he said.

The development will also be located within a 500-metre radius of Canberra’s light rail network.

Mr Micalos said the development application attracted nine community responses, many positive, which he said was less than expected and “really symbolic of the Gungahlin Town Centre being a young, progressive town centre that’s really open-minded, that’s embracing high-rise living”.

“We’re quietly confident the take-up will be very strong,” he said.

Construction of the first two towers is due to begin at the end of the year and expected to be completed in the first half of 2018.

The first tower’s release date is earmarked for March.

About 550 apartments will be available in the three-tower complex when the full project is completed by 2019.

Mr Micalos said approval of the overall development had taken 12 months.

He said Geocon’s dealings with the ACT government had been positive and proactive, with the ACT Planning and Land Authority diligently making the Canberra developers “jump through a number of hoops” to get a good outcome.