Did you know that the City of Melton has recently announced plans to establish 11 new suburbs, and change the boundaries of existing suburbs to accommodate for the continuing rapid growth as purchasers flock to this thriving municipality?
As part of these changes, the new boundary of budding western suburb, Truganina, will be expanded to now cover parts of the former Rockbank locale.
This has provided first home buyers, investors, and downsizers alike with an incredible opportunity to secure a new home in the ‘new’ side of Truganina that takes advantage of all the added benefits of its established surrounds, which include:
Nestled between two established suburbs; Caroline Springs and Melton South, the newly-expanded Truganina is close to existing amenity as well as Melbourne’s CBD. There are existing public transport options and major highways on the suburb’s doorstep, with big plans to add more road and train infrastructure in the coming years.
Residents at the soon-to-launch Olivia Estate in the former Rockbank area will enjoy a 28-minute train ride from nearby Rockbank Station, and just over half an hour commute by car to the CBD, while easy access to the Western Freeway and Ring Road guarantees a stress-free half hour journey to Melbourne’s international airport.
2. Foodie heaven
Food and wine aficionados will delight in two of the west’s best kept secrets nearby. Weekends can be spent with a wineglass in hand, gazing out over lush grapevines, thanks to the Witchmount Estate, built around a rustic bluestone function centre, cellar door and restaurant, overlooking 100 acres of vineyards
Or if a taste of Italy is more your fancy, head around the corner to Galli Estate. The Tuscan-born owner comes from generations of Italian Winemakers, and has carefully selected the old Plumpton site for its rich and red volcanic soil. The vines at Galli Estate produce an award-winning drop which pays tribute to the richness of the soil and surrounding landscapes.
CS Square and Central Shopping Centre in neighbouring Caroline Springs are home to a host of fashion, beauty, leisure, grocery, and homeware retailers. All home cooks know that a great meal starts with quality produce – and there is no shortage of local fruit and vegetable stores nearby.
4. An abundance of open space
There is plenty of green, open space in Truganina - many of the well-planned estates in the suburb include sizeable amounts of open space and parklands, and developers like Marantali are keen to maximise the existing vegetation.
Almost one fifth of the masterplan in its new 37.5ha Olivia development will be set aside for playing fields, parks and open space, while approximately one thousand remnant olive trees will be salvaged and used to line the streets and sales office, to foster an abundance of greenery for years to come.
5. Family friendly
One of the main priorities for first home buyers and young families is proximity to local schools and local sporting clubs. With an increase in popularity over the last decade, Melbourne’s western growth corridor has seen a boom in the number of primary and secondary schools establishing to cater for these growing needs.
The City of Melton is home to 38 primary and secondary schools – and the State Government has plans for many more additional schools in the coming decades. The ‘new’ Truganina is perfectly poised to benefit from this dedication to education, thanks to its ideal location within walking distance of Rockbank Primary School, with the prestigious Bacchus Marsh Grammar Primary School and Edmund Rice P-12 School proposed just a short drive away.
One of ‘new’ Truganina’s newest communities, Olivia is set to launch to the public in the coming weeks, and will feature lots sized from 263sqm – 523sqm.