Architect-designed affordable homes together with high-end schools and a cliff-top residents club will underpin the new gas-free Kimberley 2000-lot housing project above the Emu Bottom escarpment at Sunbury.
The Villawood community will feature water savings, microgrids, sprawling views across Sunbury and the Macedon Ranges, diverse lot options, and broad open space with paths, tracks and grand public art.
It will open a lengthy stretch of Jacksons Creek to the public for the first time in a century, with Best Residential and Great Place wins at December’s UDIA Excellence Awards. Villawood is hoping Kimberley will also spearhead the rapid expansion of Melbourne’s northwest corridor, bringing new standards of community, shopping and transport features.
With an elegant VillaRange suite of medium-density house-land packages on separate titles – setting it apart from other residential projects, great for buyers anxious about pricing, interest rates and inflation.
There’ll be three private and public schools in walking distance, including a new Salesian College 7 to 12 campus directly linked to its nearby Rupertswood campus.
With school proximity often the bane of young families eyeing the Greenfields, Villawood offers kindergarten-to-university facilities on the doorstep. A proposed Sunbury North train station will provide ready access to tertiary facilities.
The Salesian campus will build employment opportunities, including urban and agriculture pathway options in scientific and practical applications – such as vet science, horticulture, horse racing and produce.
Salesian College has plans for a sophisticated STEM centre to focus on science, technology, engineering and maths with electronics, IT and robotics all in the mix.
Villawood will build further on its community development credentials with a resort-like residents club complete with gym, café, pool, family and sports court facilities and more.
It will open part of Jacksons Creek to form a broader 26km stretch of parkland running through Villawood’s three Sunbury projects – Kimberley, Redstone and Sherwood Grange for a total 5000 lots, which Villawood says makes up 30 per cent of Sunbury’s developable land.
Sales will begin at Kimberley on 25 February. More information at: kimberleysunbury.com.au/