Warralily vision becomes reality

An aerial perspective of just part of the Warralily development gives a taste of the scope of community facilities.

In 2010 Warralily launched its vision for Geelong’s first master-planned development that would transform the paddocks of Armstrong Creek into a truly liveable community.

The vision was for a community where residents would enjoy all the facilities their family needed in a stunning landscape of wide-open spaces and natural beauty.

Fast-forward and this year Warralily has celebrated its eighth anniversary as an exemplar of best-practice urban development and local property leader with 555 lots sold in the past financial year. The estate is also the region’s most-awarded urban community.

The Armstrong Creek Growth Area was planned to accommodate the region’s record population growth as home hunters look for a mix of affordability, lifestyle, employment and easy access to Melbourne. Warralily is that sweet-spot.

Warralily estate manager Ben Stewart says the statistics are astounding, with the population reaching over 7000 residents, 68 stages completed, over 550 lots under construction and 40 hectares of creek landscaping, playgrounds and conservation areas delivered.

“Warralily has consistently rated as Geelong’s top estate for land sales, with over 60 per cent of the site sold since launch,” Ben said.

“The original Warralily precinct is sold out, the Coast and Central precincts have only a couple of lots remaining, and the newest, Grange village at Mount Duneed, is flying with 165 lots sold since the first release in late-February.”

“The highly-sought Warralily Grange, with its sprawling panoramic views and village lifestyle, will take Mount Duneed to a new level and allows buyers to aspire to something very special at an affordable price.”

Stage four of The Grange is almost sold out and the Hillside land release, offering views over Geelong, is due to be launched this month. Civil works including a significant upgrade to the neighbourhood’s entry along Whites Rd are commencing.

“What is immensely gratifying is seeing our original residents re-purchasing, within the estate they love and at the prestigious Grange and Springs land releases due to the outstanding capital growth they have achieved over the last couple of years,” Ben said.

Strong community has become the estate’s hallmark and has been nurtured by the Warralily team through a robust community program including groups, activities and events. Now residents enjoy a welcoming community hub known as The Village Warralily, with new modern facilities conveniently positioned including education, retail and sporting precincts linked to homes by 30km of landscaped walking and cycling paths.

The Village Shopping Centre has a full-range Woolworths supermarket and 15 retail and food outlets bordering a leafy town square plus office spaces, medical and dental clinics, a chemist, gym and more.

Next door is the latest-format McDonald’s restaurant and a 7-Eleven fuel and convenience store, with an ALDI supermarket set to join the Village in the future.

Armstrong Creek School opened the doors to its state of the art learning and community facility in January year for prep to year six students. The school also includes YMCA-managed before-and-after-school care, holiday programs and other community programs that can be accessed by local families and residents.

In 2019 the secondary special school component will open for students in years seven to nine.

Three child care centres are also on their way, making Warralily an education mecca for young families. A council-led Armstrong Creek Integrated Children’s and Community Centre will round off the facilities for families.

Ben considered his professional and personal involvement with Warralily’s development and community was a privilege.

More information is available at warralily.com.au.

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