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MARKET OUTLOOK MACQUARIE PARK

Macquarie Park is located in North West Sydney with increased apartment development driven by proximity to the thriving business park, new transport infrastructure, the Macquarie Centre and Macquarie University.

01 Key Residential Demand Drivers 02 North West Sydney Overview 03 Midtown at Macquarie Park 04 Location & Accessibility 05 Infrastructure Investment 06 Population Growth 07 Demographics 08 Employment & Education 09 Rental Market Overview 10 Apartment Market Overview Prepared exclusively for

Frasers Property

July 2021

Top: Macquarie Centre; Bottom left: Metro Train Station; Bottom right: Cafe Images provided by Frasers Property Australia


01 KEY RESIDENTIAL DEMAND DRIVERS The key residential demand drivers have been identified by Urbis as comprising access to employment, public transport, services, recreation and social infrastructure. Long term value growth will be the most important motivator for buyers moving forward, and in today’s new market demand, those regions accommodating a unique formula will benefit the most in the long run. Urbis has investigated the trends that will deliver sustained and confident growth now and into the future. This involves recognising the key fundamentals that investors should seek to secure returns, as well as, identifying regions that will be the most desirable to live, work, and play. To help identify these locations, Urbis has concluded that the most desirable locations will be those which deliver ‘P.I.E.’ Population, Infrastructure and Employment growth.

Future infrastructure projects can revitalise areas, improve connectivity and linkages, create new jobs and reshape the existing community. The Government is investing in several multi-billion dollar infrastructure projects in Sydney including the Western Sydney Airport, Metro Rail Network and WestConnex Motorway. Government investment in infrastructure is increasing as an economic stimulus following the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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POPULATION Regions with strong population growth improve the potential demand for new residential development through access to a growing market and future household formation. The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment forecasts that the population of Greater Sydney will increase by around 1.6% per annum over the next decade, which could drive demand for around 35,200 additional dwellings per year. Following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, population growth is projected to slow in the short-medium term as a result of a decline in international migration.

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Access to good public transport and road infrastructure are important to potential purchasers and renters, particularly linkages to the CBD, airport and major employment centres.

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EMPLOYMENT Proximity and access to employment nodes is essential for strong residential growth. It supports a future population and opens a local labour market for residential developments as workers seek housing within easy transit to their place of work. The draft Greater Sydney Region Plan (2056) identifies a need for an additional 817,000 jobs by 2056, with a strong focus on economic corridors, health and education precincts and strategic centres. With a “30 minute city” as its vision, the NSW Government is planning to improve accessibility to strategic centres through new public transport so that residents can access jobs close to where they live. Employment in Sydney is rebounding following Covid-19, led by billions of dollars in government stimulus.


02 NORTH WEST SYDNEY OVERVIEW SYDNEY

NORTH WEST SYDNEY

Sydney is Australia’s Global City and is internationally recognised as an important financial and economic hub in Asia-Pacific. Sydney offers its residents excellent economic and lifestyle opportunities, making it one of the most liveable cities in the world (3rd in the world according to the 2019 Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index). Sydney Harbour, world renowned beaches, World Heritage Listed national parks and open space provide excellent amenity to residents.

The North West Sydney region has been identified by the NSW Government as a priority growth area with an important role in the future growth of Sydney. As a priority precinct, strategic planning aims to create vibrant and liveable neighbourhoods, provide jobs and housing and deliver critical infrastructure.

Sydney is a leading education provider, and is home to a number of globally recognised universities ranked in the top 1% of universities world-wide such as the University of Sydney, the University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University. These institutions attract students from throughout the world.

Total Population

NORTH WEST SYDNEY POPULATION GROWTH 2021-2036 792,889 745,132 800,000 687,314 700,000 613,420 600,000 500,000 400,000 300,000 200,000 100,000 0

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Prepared by Urbis; Source: Department of Planning, Industry and Environment; ABS Note: NSW Government forecasts prepared prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Sydney Metro North West completed in 2019 was a major infrastructure project increasing connectivity from North West Sydney to major employment hubs such as Macquarie Park, Chatswood, St Leonards, North Sydney and the Sydney CBD. Stage two of the project is expected to open in 2024, connecting the metro at Chatswood Station directly to the Sydney CBD, bypassing the existing rail network. Furthermore, the increased transport provision also connects residents to universities, retail and amenity, with a metro train every four minutes during the peak. The North West is expected to record strong population in the future as high density living becomes increasingly accepted and new land is released for residential housing. The 2021 population of 613,420 is projected to grow to 792,889 in 2036, at an average annual growth rate of 1.7%. Population growth is projected to outpace that of Greater Sydney until 2031 when growth will stabilise. Macquarie Park has also been identified as a priority precinct by the NSW Government within North West Sydney. The strategic plan for Macquarie Park is yet to be finalised but initial objectives of the master plan are to increase employment capacity, improve urban amenity, improve public transport connections and achieve urban design excellence by upgrading public areas.

NORTH WEST SYDNEY REGION – EMPLOYMENT HUBS Macquarie Park

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03 MIDTOWN AT MACQUARIE PARK Midtown at Macquarie Park is the transformation of a large 8.2-hectare site in Macquarie Park into a new residential community. The Masterplan for the precinct comprises:

Housing: A diverse mix of housing comprising approximately 3,300 apartments, including community and affordable housing and a residential aged care facility. The housing is anticipated to attract a diverse range of residents creating a vibrant community.

Recreation: A state of the art community centre is located at the heart of the project, as well as a commercial pool and gymnasium, providing residents with access to health and recreation opportunities.

School: Plans for a co-educational K-6 primary school for approximately 400 students will make the community attractive to local families.

Retail: Local neighbourhood retail comprising specialty shops, services and cafes will provide residents with convenience retail onsite to complement the nearby regional shopping centre.

Open Space: 6,000 sq.m of open space is proposed across the community with bushland, cycle paths and nature based playgrounds located throughout the precinct creating an attractive outdoor lifestyle.

Childcare: Two childcare centres supporting families with direct access to childcare services.

AMENITY WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE Midtown at Macquarie Park Train Station

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MIDTOWN AT MACQUARIE PARK WILL OFFER SIGNIFICANT ONSITE AMENITY WITH EMPLOYMENT HUBS, RETAIL, RECREATION AND EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES ALL LOCATED WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE.


MIDTOWN AT MACQUARIE PARK MASTERPLAN

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04 LOCATION & ACCESSIBILITY SHOPPING Macquarie Park is home to Macquarie Centre, Sydney’s largest suburban shopping centre, comprising approximately 390 stores with anchor tenants including David Jones, Myer, Zara, Uniqlo, Woolworths, Coles, Aldi, Rebel Sport and JB Hi-Fi. The centre also has a large entertainment and leisure precinct comprising Timezone, Strike Bowling Bar, Macquarie Ice Rink and Event Cinemas. Other nearby shopping centres include Top Ryde City (276 stores), Chatswood Chase (204 stores) and Westfield Chatswood (271 stores). Midtown at Macquarie Park is also proposed to include a town square with a convenience retail offer.

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EDUCATION Residents are well placed to access local primary and high schools including Epping Boys High School, Ryde Secondary College, Truscott Street Public School and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Marsfield. Macquarie University and NSW TAFE at Ryde and Meadowbank provide multiple tertiary education opportunities. Midtown at Macquarie Park is also proposed to include a K-6 primary school with capacity for approximately 400 students.

MEDICAL Macquarie University Hospital is located within Macquarie University and comprises 182 beds and 12 operating theatres. Ryde Hospital is located 3.5km south-west of Macquarie Park and has 184 beds with an emergency department and Intensive Care Unit. Royal North Shore Hospital at St Leonards, is a major regional hospital with approximately 700 beds providing specialised medical services.

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PARKS AND RECREATION There are several parks and reserves throughout the area including Waterloo Park, Marsfield Park and ELS Hall Park. Other recreational areas include the TG Milner Sportsground, Macquarie University Sport and Aquatic Centre and the Macquarie Ice Rink. Midtown at Macquarie Park is also proposed to include a village green as well as indoor and outdoor recreation facilities to enhance amenity for residents.

TRANSPORT CONNECTIVITY The Sydney Metro Northwest line connects Macquarie Park residents to Tallawong (in the West) and Chatswood (to the East) where they connect into the Sydney CBD. The completion of the City and Southwest Metro line in 2024 will provide direct access to stations in the Sydney CBD in under 20 minutes, reducing travel time by almost half. Macquarie Park is also serviced by a large network of bus routes with a bus interchange outside of Macquarie Centre. Residents are also well placed to travel by car on the nearby M2 motorway, which forms part of Sydney’s major arterial road network. 6

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RETAIL & ENTERTAINMENT 01 Macquarie Centre 02 Woolworths Marsfield 03 Ritchies IGA North Ryde 04 Macquarie Centre Entertainment and Leisure Precinct 05 The Concourse Chatswood 06 Chatswood Chase 07 Westfield Chatswood 08 Top Ryde City Shopping Centre COMMERCIAL 09 Macquarie Park Business Park 10 North Ryde Business Park 11 Chatswood CBD 12 North Sydney CBD 13 Sydney CBD


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28 Arden Anglican School

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EDUCATION

PARKS & RECREATION

18 Morling College

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19 Truscott Street Public School

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20 Kent Road Public School

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MACQUARIE PARK IS LOCATED 15KM NORTH-WEST OF THE SYDNEY CBD AND IS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AMENITY, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND EMPLOYMENT CENTRES. Prepared exclusively for Frasers Property Australia

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05 INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT SYDNEY METRO – STAGES 2 & 3 $39 billion (Stage 2 - Opening 2024) (Stage 3 - Opening 2030)

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INFRASTRUCTURE MACQUARIE EXCHANGE $750 Million | (First Stage Proposed Completion 2022)

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY INNOVATION HUB $200 Million | (Expected Completion 2025)

A large proposed commercial development above the Macquarie Park train station comprising four new commercial buildings with a total gross floor area of 83,370 sq.m. The approved development is expected to create 7,000 jobs and includes 3,800 sq.m of additional retail and 11,130 sq.m of public space.

The proposed development comprises the construction of two new commercial buildings with total floorspace of 50,000 sq.m. The buildings would expand academic facilities at the university to increase capacity. MACQUARIE GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT $130 Million | (Expected Completion 2024)

Construction of a 26 storey mixed use development comprising teaching space, innovation hub, 200-room hotel, conference facility and ancillary retail uses. MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL – MICHAEL KIRBY BUILDING $80 Million | (Expected Completion 2024) MACQUARIE CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT $1 Billion

AMP Capital has lodged plans for a $1 billion redevelopment of the Macquarie Centre including 1,000 new apartments in four tower blocks. The proposal also includes 5,000sq.m of dedicated community space, including a library and public creative hub that would be open to local residents. AMP Capital is undertaking further consultation to inform the project with uncertainty regarding potential timing. MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY OFFICE & LABORATORY BUILDING $283 Million | (Expected Completion 2025)

The proposed development comprises two buildings of six and seven storeys respectively to be used predominantly for university-related administration and laboratory uses. MACQUARIE PARK COMMERCE CENTRE $335 million | (Expected Completion 2023)

Proposed development of a commercial office precinct known as MQX4 near the Macquarie Park Station. The development comprises four towers with ground floor retail, adding almost 80,000 sq.m of additional office space and 1,850 sq.m of retail.

MACQUARIE PARK WILL BENEFIT FROM SEVERAL MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS ACROSS TRANSPORT, EDUCATION, RETAIL AND CIVIC FACILITIES TOTALLING AROUND $15 BILLION.

Construction of a new, purpose-built law school building to expand the academic facilities on campus. The project is currently in the early planning stage.


06 POPULATION GROWTH For the purpose of this profile, the Macquarie Park study area has been defined to include the suburbs of Macquarie Park and Marsfield. These two suburbs are subject to similar geographical and economic factors. The study area has been created to effectively assess the area’s population growth, demographic characteristics and property market. Transport for NSW has forecasted that the Macquarie Park – Marsfield area will grow by an average of 2.6% per annum from 2021 to 2036. This is significantly higher than the 1.6% growth per annum forecast for Greater Sydney and is equivalent to 840 new residents per year, bringing the total population to almost 40,000 residents by 2036. Population growth from 2021-2022 is anticipated to be lower than previously projected due to the impacts of Covid-19 on international migration. Population growth is then anticipated to increase as the Australian economy recovers and impacts of Covid-19 are alleviated.

MACQUARIE PARK AREA POPULATION GROWTH 2021-2036 Macquarie Park Area

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Prepared by Urbis; Source: TfNSW 2019. Note: NSW Government forecasts prepared prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Prepared by Urbis; Source: TfNSW 2019 Note: NSW Government forecasts prepared prior to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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THE MACQUARIE PARK AREA IS PROJECTED TO EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT POPULATION GROWTH OF AROUND 2.6% PER ANNUM TO 2036.


07 DEMOGRAPHICS The Macquarie Park Study Area is home to increasingly affluent residents who are primarily renters, well educated and employed in white collar jobs. Between 2011 and 2016, average per capita income in the study area grew by 3.0% per annum. Macquarie Park is an attractive location for students given its proximity to Macquarie University, with 22% of residents in 2016 undertaking tertiary education compared with 7% across Sydney. This is reflected by 14% of the population aged 20-24 (vs 7% in Sydney). Students living in Macquarie Park declined in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic due to the closure of campuses. However, students are projected to rebound quickly once Australian borders are reopened and the Macquarie University campus reopens. Overall, the average age of residents in Macquarie Park is in line with the Sydney average at 37 years, with 45% of residents in Macquarie Park aged 20-39 compared to 30% for Sydney. The higher proportion of people aged 20-39 is offset by a lower proportion of children. When tertiary students are excluded, Macquarie Park residents recorded an average income of $55,584 in 2016, above the Greater Sydney average of $51,593. This reflects the high proportion of white collar workers making up the majority of the labour force at 84% (vs 75% Sydney average), of which 52% are managers or professionals. With growing incomes, a high proportion of renters and a relatively young and educated population, Macquarie Park is home to a large potential tenant pool underpinned by population growth and access to major employment centres.

WHO LIVES IN MACQUARIE PARK? Macquarie Park Area

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Prepared by Urbis; Source: ABS Census 2016 Note: * Excluding tertiary students

AVERAGE PER CAPITA INCOME 2011-2016 Macquarie Park Area

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08 EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT

EDUCATION

Employment growth is an important driver of residential demand with workers looking to live near where they work. Forecast employment growth in nearby employment centres has the potential to drive residential demand from new workers.

There are a number of public and private primary schools within the local area including Truscott Street Public School, Kent Road Public School, Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School North Ryde and St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School Marsfield. There are also a variety of high schools including Epping Boy’s High, Marist College Eastwood and Ryde Secondary College. Access to local schools will further improve with plans at Midtown at Macquarie Park for K-6 co-educational primary school with capacity for around 400 students.

Macquarie Park is the third largest commercial centre in NSW underpinned by the business park, Macquarie University and Macquarie Centre. The business park has attracted a large number of major businesses such as Optus, Johnson and Johnson, Fujitsu and Wesfarmers that have established corporate headquarters in the precinct. ARUP prepared the Macquarie Park Strategic Masterplan in April 2020 outlining the potential for the centre to be the northern anchor of Sydney's Eastern Economic Corridor and support 20,000 new jobs by 2036 and 22,500 new students by 2030. Macquarie Park is well connected to several commercial centres by road and rail, providing residents with excellent access to jobs. The Metro Rail provides direct access to Chatswood (~9 min by train), which is projected to provide up to 6,500 new jobs by 2036 and Norwest (~16 min by train), which is projected to provide up to 18,600 jobs. The Sydney Metro City is expected to open in 2024 and will provide a direct train link from Macquarie Park Station to the CBD every four minutes in peak periods, improving accessibility to the 122,000 new jobs in the CBD that are expected to be created by 2036. The new train line will also provide direct access with St Leonards and North Sydney, providing improved access to these employment precincts. EMPLOYMENT GROWTH WITHIN KEY SURROUNDING CENTRES 2016-2036

Residents are well placed to access Macquarie University, recognised internationally as a leading university. The institution has around 45,000 students with degrees specialising in Business, Arts, Medicine and Law. According to the 2021 QS World University rankings, Macquarie is ranked 12th in Australia and in the top 1% of universities globally. Macquarie University Hospital is one of the most advanced hospitals in the country and is also home of the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. The university is a major driver of the rental market in the area with students looking to live close to the campus. Students living in Macquarie Park declined in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, students are projected to rebound quickly once the Australian border reopens to international students. Other universities such as the University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, and University of Technology Sydney can be accessed by train/bus, with the completion of Sydney Metro in 2024 bringing down travel times. There are two NSW TAFE campuses located nearby. The Meadowbank campus is one of the largest in Sydney and offers an extensive range of courses including degrees in network security and finance. The Ryde campus, approximately 3.3km from Macquarie Park, is an internationally renowned specialist training centre for hospitality, tourism, horticulture and environmental management.

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09 RENTAL MARKET OVERVIEW Recently completed projects in Macquarie Park are achieving higher rents than the older existing stock, indicating there is strong demand for higher quality product. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, two-bedroom units achieved rents of $710 a week. The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the rental market with demand falling due to students returning home and economic impacts. Since the onset of the pandemic, rents for new apartment buildings in Macquarie Park have fallen to a median of $630, which is 13% above median rents for older buildings. Rents are expected to increase again when borders reopen, students return and international migration increases. Over the last decade, median rents for two-bedroom units in the study area have grown at 3.3% per annum, significantly higher than the Greater Sydney average of 1.4%. Median rents have been volatile since 2017 as new apartment supply has come online, with rents spiking as new stock enters the market at higher rents before the market stabilises. Historically, the vacancy rate within Macquarie Park has generally fluctuated between 1% to 3%. In recent years vacancy rates have increased in Macquarie Park and most of Sydney due to the large quantity of supply that hit the market. As a result, the high vacancy rates have put downward pressure on rents. It is expected that vacancy rates will normalise once international borders reopen and new stock is absorbed. Between 2011 and 2016, the proportion of renters in Macquarie Park grew from 46% to 52%, compared to Sydney which grew from 32% to 36%. The high proportion of renters in the Macquarie Park is likely driven by the proximity to Macquarie University and the high level of amenity associated with transport connectivity and proximity to retail, jobs and entertainment. The growing number of potential renters reflects a large and affluent tenant pool in Macquarie Park.

MEDIAN WEEKLY RENT GROWTH – 2 BEDROOM UNITS December 2010 - December 2020

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NEW APARTMENT RENTAL PREMIUM – 2 BEDROOM UNITS December 2020 - May 2021 Premium 13% Existing Apartments

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PROPORTION OF RENTERS 2011 to 2016 Macquarie Park Study Area

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OVER THE LAST DECADE, MEDIAN RENTS FOR TWO-BEDROOM UNITS IN THE STUDY AREA HAVE GROWN AT 3.3% PER ANNUM, SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER THAN THE GREATER SYDNEY AVERAGE OF 1.4%. Prepared exclusively for Frasers Property Australia

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10 APARTMENT MARKET OVERVIEW

Data from Urbis and Cordell Connect indicates that around 6,500 dwellings are currently proposed to be completed in the Macquarie Park area. The majority of dwellings are proposed to be developed in close proximity to Macquarie University and Macquarie Centre. Of the total development pipeline, 1,805 have received development approval with 767 apartments currently under construction. The remaining 3,660 apartments are in the early planning and development application stage with greater uncertainty regarding likelihood to proceed.

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Prepared by Urbis; Source: Cordell Connect

MACQUARIE PARK AREA APARTMENT MARKET No. of Transactions Median Sale Price

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After peaking at $916,500 in mid-2018, the median price fell as a result of lowered buyers’ confidence and tighter lending standards. Following the relaxation of lending criteria and an increase in buyers’ confidence after the outcome of state and federal elections, median sales prices increased to over $888,000 with 194 transactions in the last quarter of 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the market with prices dipping to $796,000 and transactions to 119 for the June 2020 quarter. Prices have recovered strongly into 2021 with the median sitting at $920,000 for the March quarter.

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The apartment market in Macquarie Park has experienced significant growth of 6.3% per annum in the last 10 years in line with broader Sydney trends.

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The Sydney residential market has recorded significant average price growth over the last decade as a result of strong demand from people looking to live in Sydney and benefit from the strong economy and attractive lifestyle. There has been a trend towards higher density living in Sydney as residents seek opportunities to live in close proximity to the city’s wide range of amenity and enjoy its unique lifestyle. In particular, middle ring areas such as Macquarie Park are undergoing significant urban redevelopment, and apartment buyers are looking to capitalise on this new infrastructure and amenity.

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Two-bedroom units in Macquarie Park have outperformed Greater Sydney over the last 10 years. In the last five years, two-bedroom unit prices have grown 3.6% per annum in Macquarie Park compared with 0.7% for Greater Sydney. Over the last decade, Macquarie Park has recorded significant price growth 6.3% per annum compared to 4.4% for Greater Sydney. MEDIAN PRICE GROWTH – 2 BEDROOM UNITS 5 year

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The map below highlights the comparative pricing for off the plan, 2-bedroom apartments above current and future metro stations across Sydney’s lower north shore and Barangaroo. Midtown is the most affordable option when compared to these other markets, being the only location with a maximum price under $1 million. Midtown’s pricing is ~12% below that of North Ryde and ~50-60% below that of Chatswood, Crows Nest and North Sydney. PRICING FOR 2-BEDROOM APARTMENTS ABOVE CURRENT AND FUTURE METRO STATIONS 2020 and 2021 Midtown

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$880,000$965,000

Chatswood

$1,300,000$1,500,000 North Ryde

0.7%

Crows Nest

$918,000$1,080,000

$1,250,000$1,680,000

Barangaroo

North Sydney

$2,900,000$7,450,000

2 bedroom Units Macquarie Park Area

$1,175,000$1,795,000

Greater Sydney

Prepared by Urbis; Source: Pricefinder

2020. PSMA Australia Ltd, HERE Pty Ltd. ABS. Produced by Urbis Pty Ltd ABN 50 105 256 228, Mar 2020

% LIVING IN APARTMENTS IN MACQUARIE PARK 2016

0

1:200,000

10 K

INDICATIVE PRICE RANGES FOR 2 BEDROOM APARTMENTS 2021 St Leonards Chatswood

44%

Macquarie Park

Macquarie Park Source: ABS Census 2016

Greater Sydney

$2,000,000

$1,800,000

$1,600,000

$1,400,000

$600,000

28%

Epping Midtown $1,200,000

Metro Line Train Line Highway / Freeway

$1,000,000

T Train Station

The following chart outlines the comparative pricing for off-the-plan two-bedroom units in Frasers Property’s Midtown at Macquarie Park development to units that have been sold off the plan in other Macquarie Park developments as well as St Leonards, Chatswood and Epping. The comparative pricing highlights the relative affordability of Midtown at Macquarie Park compared to nearby locations in the lower North Shore.

$800,000

M Metro Station

The Macquarie Park area has historically been a medium-high density residential market with significant development in attached dwellings in recent years. As of 2016, 44% of dwellings in Macquarie Park were classified as apartments compared with 28% for Sydney. Semi-detached dwellings such as townhouses account for 36% of dwellings in Macquarie Park compared with 14% for Sydney. The absorption of higher density living in Macquarie Park reflects the attractiveness of apartment living in Macquarie Park.

Prepared by Urbis; Source: Midtown at Macquarie Park prices provided by Frasers Property; Other prices sourced from Urbis Apartment Essentials and agents

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