Development Manager, Jeremy Hughes, talks about construction progress at Olivia in Truganina
Jeremy Hughes is Olivia’s Development Manager who has been overseeing exciting development milestones including our first residents moving into the estate. He shares his thoughts about what we’ve achieved, and what is yet to come.
We’re now halfway through 2021, what’s been achieved so far?
“The team at Olivia has gone from strength to strength throughout 2021, powering through construction and delivering plenty of lots to buyers across the estate.
Our first resident, Himanshu and his family, recently moved into Olivia, and we are excited to welcome them to the community which continues to grow and evolve.
The much-awaited central park in Stage 3 has been approved by Melton City Council which is exciting for existing and future residents. This all-inclusive park uses technology as well as traditional play equipment to engage people of all ages and abilities. The project team will be working hard to commence works on this brand-new feature park in early 2022 for completion mid-next year.
What stages have been delivered in 2021?
“We are pleased to announce Stage 3 titles arrived in May following the registration of the Plan of Subdivision and settlements have already taken place. These titles and settlements will translate to another 80 families joining the growing community and commencing the build of their dream homes at Olivia.”
What stages are now selling at Olivia?
There has been an overwhelming demand for land in Truganina and the project has achieved record sales numbers over recent months.
“Stage 4 was released to the market in February 2021 and is sold out. Due to overwhelming demand we brought forward the release of Stage 5 and sold through 80% of the stage in just over a month. Titles are expected for Q3 and Q4 2022 respectively.”
How is construction coming along in Stages 13 and 14?
“Civil construction works continue to advance across the estate, powering through delivery of Stages 13 and 14. In Stage 13, electrical works are now complete and concrete footpath installation is progressing. In Stage 14, foundational works have been completed and the installation of concrete kerb and channel is underway. Titles are expected in September and November 2021 respectively.
When will development begin for the Olivia Child Care Centre?
“The good news is that Melton City Council has recently issued a planning permit for the future childcare centre proposed within the estate. This architecturally-designed premium child care facility will be located on the corner of Panaia Boulevard and Greigs Road and will cater for up to 96 children. Construction is anticipated to commence in late 2022 and earmarked to be operational by the start of 2024.”
How many lots remaining to sell at Olivia?
“Olivia continues to be popular with a range of buyers, with many first home buyers and upsizers alike looking to call Truganina home. Olivia has seen strong levels of enquiry and a surge in demand over the last six months, achieving over 150 sales in the first six months of 2021; this leaves around 190 lots remaining to sell throughout the project.
This has exceeded our expectations, and we have many enthusiastic buyers who are looking forward to building their homes and moving into the community.
Olivia is ideally located away from freeways and noise, but close enough to be able to get to the CBD, the train, shopping centres and a wide range of schools. Our residents value this convenience, and the word has spread!”
What stages will be released in the future?
“The project team has been busy constantly refining the product mix in order to meet the market demand and offer a wide variety of living choices to suit all budgets and lifestyles. The Stage 6 release to market will be just around the corner so stay tuned!”
What about the landscaping, when will this begin?
“This Spring will mark the beginning of landscaping works at Olivia. With the majority of housing construction well underway and near completion, it is proposed that all street trees in Stages 1, 2 and 11 will be planted this year.
We’ve heard there is a state-of-the-art interactive feature park, can you tell us more?
“The interactive park is an innovative and unique feature of Olivia. It will have both traditional play equipment as well as interactive technology-based equipment making it all inclusive, for all ages and all abilities. The whole family can play together, kids, parents and grandparents, and it is inclusive of people with a disability.
The future sports reserve, which also forms part of Stage 3, will be handed over to Council shortly and upon completion will comprise a 10-hectare precinct, expected to feature a range of sporting facilities. It is expected that construction of this precinct will be undertaken by Council as the number of residents in the area significantly increases.”
Anything else you’d like to say to the future residents of Olivia?
“Olivia is dedicated to creating a healthier lifestyle for its residents with tree-lined streets and parks that promote enjoyment for all. The growing community that is coming together value the convenience, the accessibility and the lifestyle benefits it brings.”
Enquire about final upcoming exclusive releases at Olivia
To register your interest and find out more about living or investing in Olivia, please contact our Estate Manager, Christian Taverna on 0422 871 939 or email [email protected]. You can also register your interest for new releases here.