We are Building Canberra

Building the future.

GEOCON is Canberra’s powerhouse integrated property enterprise with capabilities across development, construction, hospitality management and investment.

Our hallmark is architecturally stunning buildings that deliver a new standard of contemporary living. We set the benchmark for high-rise residential and hotel accommodation in Canberra, and we continue to raise the bar.

Founded on a strong entrepreneurial culture, we believe in continually breaking new ground. From our earliest days in construction, to the formation of GEOCON a decade ago, we are passionate about our city and building its future.

We deliver a level of amenity and quality inclusions that is unparalleled in Canberra and we are leaders in sustainability, client service, project execution and pricing.

At GEOCON, exceptional is the norm.

OUR ENTREPRENEURIAL CULTURE IS WHAT DRIVES US TO CREATE AN ICONIC CANBERRA

Development

  • $200-250 million annual turnover
  • High-rise specialists
  • Mixed-use precincts
  • Canberra’s pre-eminent apartment developer
  • 20-30 percent share of local apartment market
  • Delivering 300 apartments a year to the marketplace
  • Pipeline in excess of 2000 apartments

Construction

  • Fully integrated inhouse construction team
  • Best-practice safety and building standards
  • Using state-of-the-art methodologies, technologies and systems
  • More than 100 direct employees and in excess of 1000 indirect jobs
    700 apartments under construction at any time
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Investments

  • Future pipeline guaranteed in impressive portfolio of long-hold assets including land banks and commercial buildings, strategically positioned in geographically-diverse locations
    A strong balance sheet unpins our future investment, providing a diverse and rapid uptake of redevelopment opportunities

Hotels

  • Own and manage Abode Apartment Hotels chain – four properties in geographically-diverse locations across Canberra
    Developing more hotels – fifth site to open early 2017 with sites in Belconnen and the City earmarked for future development
    Unique offering – 400 apartment-style rooms
    Employing 120 staff across the four properties and in head office

Key achievements

  • 2017

    Midnight strikes

    Launches Midnight in Braddon, a mixed-use precinct that will incorporate residential apartments and a 160-room Abode Hotel.

  • 2016

    This is Republic

    Launches Republic in Belconnen, which is set to become the new public heart of Belconnen and a major retail and residential precinct.

  • 2016

    Wayfarer reaches the tallest pinnacle

    Reaches completion and becomes quite literally the pinnacle of Canberra inner-city living as tallest apartment building in Canberra.

  • 2016

    No. 10 Restaurant and Bar open for business

    Abode Hotel Woden opens No.10 Restaurant and Bar, offering a modern and creative menu that showcases the best local produce.

  • 2016

    Infinity breaks ground

    Construction officially begins on Gungahlin's exciting new mixed-use development, Infinity.

  • 2016

    New land purchased

    Announces purchase of site in Braddon and plans to develop a mixed-use precinct with apartments, retail and commercial spaces and a new Abode Hotel.

  • 2016

    Canberra’s largest mixed-use precinct

    GEOCON reveals plans for Section 200 Belconnen, a $500 million development that will become the largest mixed-use precinct in Canberra.

  • 2016

    Workplace Health and Safety Award

    GEOCON wins Residential – Large Scale Projects category at the 2016 Master Builders and CBUS Excellence in Building Awards.

  • 2016

    Australia's first Green Star Hotel

    Abode Hotel Woden has become the first hotel in Australia to be awarded a rating under the prestigious Green Star certification system.

  • 2016

    Southport

    Construction starts in Tuggeranong, breaking ground on a new style of waterside living long overdue in Canberra’s south

  • 2016

    Abode Murrumbateman

    Preparing to expand Abode Apartment Hotels into NSW, with the purchase of a site for a fifth hotel property

  • 2016

    Infinity

    Releases Infinity in Gungahlin, 426 exquisite apartments perched in Canberra’s highest residential building

  • 2015

    Abode Narrabundah

    The group opens the fourth property in its Abode Hotels chain, featuring 86 apartment-style rooms in leafy Narrabundah.

  • 2015

    Housing Affordability Award

    Wins Chief Minister's Affordable Housing Award at the Master Builders Excellence In Building Awards for Observatory Living in Wright.

  • 2015

    Southport Greenway

    GEOCON launches Southport in Greenway, set to revolutionise urban living with 360 resort- style apartments.

  • 2015

    $21m Land Acquisition

    GEOCON purchases its largest land holding to date, outlaying $21m for a mixed-use urban precinct in Belconnen.

  • 2015

    Observatory Living

    GEOCON releases Observatory Living, featuring 270 spacious apartments and luxury amenities in Wright.

  • 2015

    Zest Apartments

    GEOCON launches 80 boutique apartments

  • 2015

    Newtown at Crace

    GEOCON unveils Newtown at Crace, with 54 apartments conveniently located near a brand new shopping precinct.

  • 2015

    Chelsea Village

    GEOCON releases Chelsea Village in O’Connor, featuring 23 terrace-style apartments in the bustling northern suburbs.

  • 2014

    Wayfarer

    GEOCON announces plans for Wayfarer, the tallest residential building in established Canberra, with 331 apartments.

  • 2014

    New GEOCON HQ

    GEOCON establishes headquarters in its first boutique commercial office and retail building, Fringe in Fyshwick.

  • 2014

    Residential Expansion

    GEOCON drives Canberra’s residential boom, completing 35 upmarket townhouses at Cavan and 50 homes at Crace.

  • 2013

    Abode Woden

    The group opens the third venue in its Abode Hotels chain (formerly Julianna House) in Woden, Australia’s first Greenstar hotel.

  • 2013

    “Property Business of the Year”

    GEOCON is crowned “Property Business of the Year” by the prestigious Property Council of Australia.

  • 2013

    Centro Apartments

    GEOCON releases Centro Apartments in Gungahlin, providing affordable accommodation only 15 minutes from the CBD.

  • 2012

    Abode Tuggeranong

    The group unveils its second hotel, Abode Tuggeranong, with 82 stylish serviced apartments and 4.5 star amenities.

  • 2012

    VUE Tuggeranong

    GEOCON completes VUE Tuggeranong, featuring 227 luxurious apartments and a modern retail precinct for the city’s south.

  • 2010

    Abode Gungahlin

    The group completes the inaugural release under its Abode Hotels brand, featuring 65 apartment-style rooms.

  • 2010

    Investing in a vision

    Planning to provide accommodation with value and style to a greater audience, GEOCON invests in hotels and apartments

  • 2010

    Urban Living Redefined

    GEOCON changes contemporary living in Canberra, constructing over 1,000 residential cottages and townhouses.

  • 2007

    Early Vision

    Incorporated in June 2007, GEOCON’s goal was to change contemporary living in Canberra suburbs

Awards, Memberships & Certificates

GEOCON has built a reputation for continually pushing the boundaries with its projects and has set the benchmark for luxury high rise apartments in Canberra. A leader in the property development and construction industries, GEOCON has been recognised with a number of industry awards and certifications celebrating the company’s safety achievements, commitment to sustainability and innovative designs.

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Property Council of Australia

  • 2013 Winner: ACT Business of the Year, pushing the limits on Green Star hotels and vertical living in Canberra, Abode Woden
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Green Building Council Australia

  • 2016 Awarded 4 Star Green Star Rating – representing best practice, Abode Woden
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Master Builders ACT/CBUS Awards

  • 2016 Winner: Workplace Health and Safety, Wayfarer
  • 2016 Finalist: Landscape Design and Construction, Observatory Living
    2016 Finalist: Residential – Apartments and Units (4 Storeys and Above), Observatory Living
  • 2015 Winner: Chief Minister’s Affordable Housing, Observatory Living
  • 2014 Winner: Commercial Buildings $5,000,000 – $20,000,000, FRINGE
  • 2013 Winner: Commercial – Sustainable Construction, Abode Woden
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Housing Industry Association & Southern NSW Housing Awards

  • 2013 Finalist: Display Home of the Year, Crace
  • 2013 Finalist: Affordable Home of the Year, Gungahlin
  • 2013 Finalist: Apartment Complex of the Year, Gungahlin
  • 2013 Finalist: Affordable Home of the Year, Tuggeranong
  • 2013 Finalist: Apartment Complex of the Year, Tuggeranong
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Master Builders ACT/Boral Awards

  • 2011 Merit: Custom Built Homes $600,000 – $1,000,000, Kingston
  • 2011 Merit: Custom Built Homes less than $300,000, Franklin
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Memberships

  • Master Builders Association of the ACT, Nick Georgalis 2005
  • Master Builders Association of the ACT, GEOCON Constructions 2005
  • Housing Industry Association, GEOCON Constructors 2006
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Certificates

  • ASNZS-4801-2001-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
  • Eco-Warranty-2-1- 2014 Certificate
  • ISO-9001-2008-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
  • ISO-14001-2004-JASANZ 2014 Certificate
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Sustaining the future.

As Canberra’s leading property development and construction firm, GEOCON is committed to go above and beyond our everyday responsibilities to ensure we always deliver products and services of the highest standard.

One area GEOCON is particularly passionate about is sustainability and ensuring projects will benefit generations both now and in the future. Sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we make, from our day-to-day operations through to project design and construction. GEOCON and Abode Hotels believe its developments should deliver social, economic and environmental benefits long after completion and together employ a number sustainable initiatives to achieve this.

It all begins with the operation of a NABERS certified head office with AS and IMS certifications and a number of best practice energy and water saving initiatives in place. This commitment to sustainability continues on our construction sites with the use of best practice initiatives like rubbish compaction and concrete recycling.

Various innovative and environmentally friendly features have become standard across our developments, such as double-glazed windows at Wayfarer and solar orientation to more than 70 per cent of apartments at Observatory Living, which reduces the need for heating and cooling by providing each home with maximum direct sunlight during the day. Beyond this, our vision for the future is to help build self-sustaining communities with mixed-use precincts with numerous public amenities, such as restaurants, bars, retail and office spaces that not only benefit residents but the wider community.

A key achievement for GEOCON and Abode Hotels has been the delivery of Australia’s first Green star and NABERS rated hotel, Abode Hotel Woden in 2013. The Abode Hotel Woden became the first hotel in Australia to be awarded a rating under the prestigious certification system by the Green Building Council of Australia through its adaptive reuse of an older office, meanwhile Abode Hotels further advocates our stance on sustainability through daily environmental activities, like reducing water usage by encouraging guests to reuse towels. It’s about doing everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment, even the little things.

 

 

 

 

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