Thank you for your interest in Woodlea.
Woodlea is excited to announce that our very first residents, Jay and Apexa Desai, have moved into their new Sherridon home in Stage Two of the Woodlea community.
The first of many new residents moving into Woodlea over the coming months, the Desai’s first registered their interest online before going on to purchase their lot in March 2015.
It was Woodlea’s affordable prices, connectivity and community feel that attracted Jay and Apexa, who had looked at many neighbouring suburbs before deciding to relocate from their previous home in Caroline Springs.
“My wife and I both work in different directions, so it was important the location we chose be central and well connected to transport links as each of us travel around 70-80km daily,” Jay said.
“As this is our first home, we were looking for that neighbourhood feel and social aspect, which really stood out at Woodlea; we can definitely see ourselves raising children here.”
“We were drawn to the facilities offered at Woodlea, from the large parks that are within walking distance from our home, to the future schools planned for the area, making it a community that caters to the needs and lifestyles of its residents.”
Jay and Apexa are already making plans to upsize within the Woodlea community in the coming years when their family grows and have also encouraged many of their friends and family to purchase within the development in the other Stages.
Joining over 9,000 other visitors and future residents at the Display Village launch last weekend, Jay and Apexa walked through the new display homes and were able to experience the brand new café, Go West Eatery and Tuckshop and first park that were unveiled.
“The Woodlea team have been amazing every step of the way and the Display Village launch was no exception, where rides, activities and fireworks all added to the experience,” Jay said.
Woodlea is looking forward to welcoming more residents over the coming months and will continue to keep you updated about our progress, new residents and activities via our website and Facebook page.
Bernadette loves taking her four kids to the wonderful Woodlea parks and therefore it is appropriate that we spoke to her in the Stage 1 park. Hers is a mixed-nationality household and their favourite family culinary experience reflects her husband’s Filipino culture. Banana leafs for plates and fingers, not forks has their kids in messy food heaven! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity
Petr is from Vladivostok Russia and is married to Laetitia, who was born in Belgium. They live in Woodlea with their two young daughters, who by their parents definition reflect both Eastern and Western culture. Petr tells us of a Russian tradition that is handed down from generation to generation when moving into a new house. With so many doing just that at Woodlea, we recommend new residents watching Petr tell us about the Russian symbolic cat “house keeper”, that watches over the new residence and helps to maintain household happiness. Link to full bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Raj and Melody went all out to wear clothing that denotes their cultural heritage, from Mumbai India. Their Indian experience is of a glorious and multi-tiered society, where food culture is king. Raj and Melody have helped build our understanding of traditional festivals and celebrations that are important to their original community, that now cut across religious and cultural divisions. Full link to bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Emmanuel “Manny” was born in Malta and came to Australia as a child in the post-war migrant intake of 1954. He tells of an era of simplicity and joy amongst the challenges of life in a new land. Woodlea recognizes that a balanced community has representation across the ages and Manny shows us that living in a new community with many young families helps to keep a spring in one’s step. Full link to bio: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Gustavo: Gustavao (“Gus”) and his young family are a mix of Latin European and Latin American blood, and from his account of their lives at home they have found a wonderful blend. Gus is from El Salvador and his wife is from Italy. A Latin home would not be complete without a love of joyous, uplifting music and wonderful food, designed to share with neighbours, friends and family. Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Introducing Chris - one of the very first Woodlea residents, with a passion for engagement with those around him and the Woodlea community in general. Chris was selected as being representative of “traditional” Australian caucasian background, but learning of his Maltese descent reminded us that it is only the indigenous Australians who aren’t derived from somewhere else! Link to full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea
Meet Boyce - our first resident to feature in the 'Faces of Woodlea' Video Series. New Zealand born and bred but with a strong Cook Islands heritage, Boyce tells us of the central role that dance plays in his family life and cultural traditions. He is committed to continuing the cultural tradition throughout his immediate family. Watch the video below and get read his full bio here: http://bit.ly/facesofwoodlea #knowyourcommunity #facesofwoodlea