POPULAR QUESTIONS

The block width and house setback needs to be provided so the contractors can provide you with a package that meets the Woodlea design guidelines. It is important that the permeable/impermeable areas are met once driveways are installed. What this means is that when a lot is greater than 18m in width a path to the front porch will be included, when a block is less than 18m in with a path will not be included.

Depending on the difference between the floor level of your home and the adjacent street a retaining wall may be required to create a level platform around your lot. If this is the case the location, height and materiality will need to be submitted to our site review team as part of your building submission. If the retaining wall is required to extend into the front yard this will need to be installed prior to the delivery of a Woodlea Front Garden Package. Please note that the Woodlea Front Garden Package does not include the construction of a retaining wall and if it is not installed, a best fit scenario will be achieved or works will have to be delayed until any level issues are resolved which will require the submission of a plan to our plan review team for review and approval. Typical grades should not exceed 1:30 (3%) for a path, 1:8 (12%) for grass and garden beds 1:4 (25%).

Depending on the species and site conditions trees grow from 2-5m in height.

Yes, we require your letterbox to be installed and inspected by our home inspection team prior to commencement of front garden works. Please ensure your letterbox meets the Woodlea Design Guidelines requirements.

No, fake/artificial turf is not compliant with estate design guidelines

No, the packages cannot be varied. However our new residents are most welcome to add their own touch to their front gardens after landscape are complete.

Yes, your driveway is required to be installed and inspected by our site inspection team prior to any works commencing. Please ensure your contractor has installed the 90mm PVC pipe underneath your driveway as per the Woodlea Design Guidelines. This is required for your front garden irrigation system.

Yes, we require your boundary fencing to be installed prior to your site inspection and commencement of front garden works. Please ensure your fencing meets the Woodlea Design Guidelines requirements.

Once our home inspection team have confirmed that your home has been built to the approved plans, it is anticipated front gardens will be delivered within 1-4 weeks. Time frames will be subject to prevailing seasonal conditions and contractor availability.

As you progress through your build journey, our team will email you a link to book final inspection of your new home. You will be asked to upload a copy of your certificate of occupancy, along with images of your fence/gate, driveway, letter box and front façade. Once your home is assessed and compliant with estate guidelines, our team will book your front garden package in. You can also visit https://woodlea.com.au/building-at-woodlea/home-design-hub/ for more information on the process.

The artist impressions of the Townhouse that you see in the brochues and display centre are an excellent guide to how your Townhouse will look when finished, but whilst making every effort to represent the Townhouse as accurately as possible the final outcome can sometimes vary slightly to the finished article, all designs may not be shown so it is important to discuss with the sales consultant if you have any questions or concerns.

Constructon times can differ for a number of reasons. Generally speaking a Townhouse will be ready to move in to any where from 12 – 24 months from time of purchase.

Yes – please let us know if you have any questions around borrowing capacity, current loan option, available loan offers etc as our Woodlea sales consultant will be able to put you in contact with a broker who can give you assistance with any questions you may have in this area.

Yes in most cases your Woodlea agent will be able to supply you with a rental figure supplied by an independent Real Estate Agency, please confirm this with the saleperson you are dealing with.

Yes – in most cases we will supply a depreciation schedule for the stage you are buying in – please confirm this with the agent to see if it is available. Please note that this will be a guide only and you will still need your accountants guidance with this.

No – You are not restricted in using your home for residental rental purposes .

No – the façade outlined and shown in the marketing collateral and contract of sale for your chosen Lot will be the facade provided at completion of the build. You are not permitted to change this for a minimum of 10 Years.

No – when you enter into a Woodlea Townhouse contract it is required that the contract be un-conditional.

Woodlea has fantastic amenities including parks, schools, public transport, bike and walking parks, sporting facilities and it own towncentre with its own shopping facilities. Many of the Townhouses will be within walking distance or a short drive to these facilities. Please speak with your Woodlea representative who will advise you on the location of our facilities.

No, your Townhouse will come with ducted heating throughout as standard but the refridgerated cooling is an optional upgrade.

As part of Woodlea’s great Team we have MDG Landscape architects doing our landscaping. Landscaping is included as part of the package and we can provide the landscaping designs on request.

Our Townhouses are architectually designed by highly renowned architect DKO.

We use the Boral parti-wall shaftliner system (or similar) which is up to all fire and acoustic ratings.

Not currently but we intend to have a display Townhouse mid/late 2019 and we also intend to have a display kitchen in our new display centre which is scheduled for late 2019.

Fixed, the price listed in the Contract of Sale when signing is the price to be paid at settlement – plus any upgrades items you may have chosen.

Once you have purchased you will be contacted by a representative of the builder who will give you an overview of the process moving forward. We will also provided updates on our website.

Yes this is permitted in the Woodlea Contract of Sale but this can only be to a family member.

No – It is stated in the Woodlea contract that you are not permitted to on-sell the property prior to settlement.

https://www.sro.vic.gov.au/first-home-owner

When buying off the plan, a sunset clause is a clause within your Contract of Sale stating how long a developer has to finish the project. The clause states the developer or buyer may withdraw from the contract if the property has not been completed by the sunset date. The timeline can be varied with different developers but generally 2-4 years.

In some developments you will be required to pay progress payments but fortunately for the Woodlea Townhouses you are not required to pay any progress payments, just an initial deposit then the balance at settlement.

We provide a selection of popular colour scheme options but you are not able to mix and match between the available options.

Generally this is not possible when buying off the plan. You will be able to choose from a selection of internal colour pallets for the home and a small selection of upgrades that are available but you will not be able to alter the floorplan.

Buying an apartment or Townhouse off-the-plan means signing a contract to purchase a property that is yet to be built. You can view the design and building plans but there is no physical property to see or inspect.

Your Deposit will be held in the developers solicitors Sales trust account through until settlement.

This means you will need to pay 10% of the purchase price when signing the contract and then pay the balance being 90% when the home is completed and settlement occurs. Currently we are taking 5% deposits.

A 7/25-year structural guarantee will be provided by the builder with all trade a warranty certificates and operating manuals will also be provided.

Woodlea is responsible for the sale and delivery of each townhouse in partnership with selected builders which include, Mirvac Home Builders, VIP and Nostra Homes, and Porter Davis. Woodlea, in partnership with the selected builders manage the design, construction and settlement of your townhouse.

All townhouses are provided on a freehold title which means there is no body corporate fees to pay.

Turn key means your townhouse is built with all the necessary inclusions, so you can move in right away after settlement. Your new home will be complete inside and out with fencing, front and rear landsacping and letter box all in place.

Woodlea’s parks including shelters and BBQ’s are open for public use, bookings are not required. When the tennis courts and football ovals are open, bookings to use these facilities will be made through Melton City Council’s recreation department.

Woodlea has already constructed a shared path on Leakes Road from Woodlea Boulevard down to the bus stop located on the Western Freeway on-ramp. Lobbying is well progressed with State Government authorities to fund a suitable path over the Leakes Road bridge through to the train station.

The Government has not committed to electrification of the Melton rail line, which would include Rockbank. It is however nominated as an infrastructure project in Plan Melbourne, with delivery anticipated in the next 10 to 15 years and is also reliant on the Melbourne Metro Rail project being completed.

Yes. The State Government has committed to duplication of the rail track from Melton to Deer Park West. The rail will remain a diesel service operated by V-Line. The Rockbank train station will also be upgraded to provide a new sealed car park and extended platforms and is expected to open in 2019. This will enable greater V-Line services in morning and afternoon peak, and a train every 40 minutes off-peak.

The bus interchange will be in the major town centre. In advance of an interchange, connector roads and arterials will be designed to allow for bus routes. Bus routes within the Estate internally have been provided for in liaison with PTV in addition to allowance for future bus stops.

Public Transport Victoria will ultimately rollout bus services that connect Woodlea to the broader region. Bus stops are currently located on the Leakes Road interchange which provide access to services to Caroline Springs and Melton.

A shuttle bus trial in conjunction with RSL is currently in operation and will remain operating until at least December 2018. This bus shuttles residents from a designated pick up points in Woodlea to the Rockbank Train Station. There are no plans for a long term community bus at this stage however Woodlea will assess resident demand and need.

There will be signalised intersections along Leakes and Taylors Road at key entry points when traffic volumes/safety necessitate an intersection.

The OMR is designated as a strategic major arterial road in Plan Melbourne and will be subject to Vic Roads policy and decision making. Plan Melbourne and current VicRoads advice envisages the OMR being delivered in stages between 2030 – 2050.

Taylors Road will be a 2 lane carriage way constructed in stages by 2020. It will then ultimately be duplicated to a 4-6 lane carriage way by Vic Roads, depending on traffic volumes and available funding.

Leakes Road will remain a two lane carriageway currently with an interim roundabout forming the entry to Woodlea. It will ultimately become a 4-6 lane carriageway in the long term with signalised intersections to future Taylors Road and Beattys Road, subject to Vic Roads planning, traffic need and funding.

A shared path network encouraging jogging/cycling and walking will be constructed along key routes linking all neighbourhood parks, the active open space, woodlands, Kororoit Creek & town centres. Each neighbourhood park will have an outdoor fitness station which will lead to a higher order fitness space in the Active Open Space precinct.

Planned for Woodlea :
4 AFL ovals
10 tennis courts – multipurpose with netball
Outdoor basketball court
4 soccer pitches
Cricket nets
Pavilions
Indoor sports facility to be delivered by Council

If your nature strip has been damaged after Woodlea has notified you of handover then it is the residents responsibility to make good any damage areas. This could occur from parking on the nature strip, builders driving over the space or vandalism.

The works are delayed approximately 18 months after the issue of titles, depending on the season, because we do not believe it is reasonable for the resident to maintain the nature strips while they are going through the building process. We have calculated that 18 months is sufficient time for the vast majority of works to be completed within a stage and mimise disturbence so once handed over to the residents there is not additional works that need to occur by the resident due to builder damage

The tree is maintained by Arborists and does not need to be maintained by the resident. If you would like, you are encouraged to water the tree 2-3 times a week with a bucket of water

The nature strip is owned by the City of Melton however it is the residents responsibility to maintain this space

Maintaining your nature strip is a requirement of the local council and is a Local Laws offence not to keep your nature strip within the required guidelines. Woodlea encourages all residents to maintain their nature strip to prevent fines being issued from Council.

Woodlea is happy to provide a suggested list of services that can assist in nature strip maintenance. Please contact us for further details.

Your nature strip is the land adjacent to your land. This includes the land in front of the lot and in the instances of corner lots, the land down the side.

It is a requirement of the City of Melton for all residents of Melton to maintain the nature strips adjacent to the lot.

Nature strips and trees will be completed when the bulk of houses are completed within your stage to avoid damage during the building construction phase. Once completed, residents are responsible for maintaining nature strips including regular mowing and removal of weeds. This will be regulated by Woodlea & Melton City Council.

Depending on the planting seasons, parks will typically completed one year after the title release for that stages to ensure parks are open at a time when a majority of the residents are moving in.

Neighbourhood parks will be designed to cater for a range of age groups and include distinctive and high quality play equipment , barbecues, shelters, passive kick about space and seating.

Woodlea is working with Melton City Council to set aside a suitable location for delivery of a dog park, noting the popularity of pets and how they help the community interact. Council have agreed in principle to locate a dog park somewhere within Woodlea, a further announcement is expected to be made late 2018 once the location of the dog park has been confirmed.

Shared cycling and walking paths will be located throughout the estate. On road cycling lanes will be located on arterial and higher order collector roads.

Approximately 15 years subject to future sales rates, economic conditions and delivery of major infrastructure.

The Woodlea development proposes 7000 homes of varied housing types to suit a broad range of resident preferences.

Residents currently have access from Leakes Road roundabout via Woodlea Boulevard. The Taylors/Leakes Road intersection and carriageway to Frontier Avenue is anticipated to open late 2018. The second phase of Taylors Road from Frontier Avenue to Fields Street, including the Taylors/Fields Street intersection, is anticipated to be opened by 1st half of 2019. The construction of Taylors Road connecting east to the existing Taylors Road is anticipated to be opened in 2020. There will be two further signalised intersections on Leakes Road, north of Taylors Road, providing future connections to the Estate.

The current roundabout located at the intersection of Leaks Road and Woodlea Boulevard will be modified to a left-in / left-out intersection in accordance the Rockbank North PSP, this is expected to occur in 2020 when the display village has been relocated.

Land sizes will progressively get smaller in order to achieve planning regulated density targets. Densities will logically increase adjacent to key amenity such as the Local/Major Town Centre, Parks.

Densities of housing (small lots, medium density townhouses) will increase logically with delivery of key infrastructure and amenities, such as the local town centre, major town centre (by others), regional active open space, sporting and community facilities. Precinct 2 will contain pockets of medium density townhouse product co-located with parks and adjacent to the Local Town Centre. Townhouse precincts are carefully master planned by Woodlea and expert architects/builders. The delivery of apartments will be subject to economic feasibility and is envisaged to occur once the local town centre and major town centre is established. Some corner lots will allow two lot subdivisions and will be nominated in plans of subdivision.

Yes, we encourage you to do a site inspection. The Woodlea Sales Team will let you know when you can inspect your block, typically once titles are registered. Valuers for finance can also access site typically 4 weeks prior to title release.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are in a position to settle on time. This entails contacting your bank or mortgage broker to ensure that the funds will be available at least 24 hours prior to the advised settlement timeframe. In addition, it is recommended to conduct a site inspection of your block to ensure any rubbish has been removed and that survey pegs, which define the boundaries of your block, are all in place.

No, you do not have to attend settlement. Your legal representative will undertake all tasks needed to ensure the settlement process is carried out successfully.

You can request a delay in settlement and if it is granted you will be required to pay a fee of $500 plus penalty interest (15.5%). This means that for every day that you cannot settle, it will cost you more. If an extension request is granted and settlement does not occur within 10 business days of the original due date, Woodlea will proceed to issue rescission notices.

There are many parties involved in the process for getting all the approvals required. There are relevant authorities such as water/sewer, power and NBN Co, the Council’s team and Woodlea’s own consultants. Woodlea’s development team works diligently to ensure the forecast timeframes are achieved but sometimes things occur that are out of our control. Purchasers will be communicated with regularly regarding the progress of construction and forecast title registration.

It is strongly recommended that you engage the services of a conveyancer or lawyer who specialise in the legal requirements carried out during the settlement process.

Your legal representative will inform you of the proposed settlement date when they are notified by Woodlea’s legal representative, Maddocks Lawyers. The Woodlea Sales Team will also notify you directly once titles have registered.

To ensure it is regularly maintained, free of rubbish, debris and overgrown vegetation and secured to ensure others do not dump material. The developer will regulate presentation of vacant lots and completed lots to ensure regular maintenance of gardens/nature strips is undertaken by residents.

No. Sales boards are strictly prohibited. Resale of a lot prior to constructing a dwelling is prohibited by Woodlea. Permission to resell will only be provided if there are exceptional circumstances for the resale (i.e. financial hardship) which can be clearly demonstrated by the purchaser. All purchasers are aware of this restriction at the time of purchase and this restriction is intended to prevent investors speculating on the land and on-selling without making a contribution towards the growth of the Woodlea community.

Wetlands and raingardens are used to treat the storm water run off from roads and houses before the water enters into the surrounding waterways. They are designed to remove pollutants from the water such as rubbish, sediments., nitrogen and phosphorus. Wetlands are larger water bodies that rely on biological processes to filter the water, while raingardens are specially designed garden beds that filer storm water runoff using the soil, plants and microbes.

The Woodlands will be enhanced and maintained by Woodlea until they are handed across to Council. The existing wetlands and creek corridor will be beautified to maximise usability and amenity for residents and be integrated closely with the development and will include shared paths, vehicular and pedestrian crossings. The extent and scope of beautification is to be agreed with relevant authorities as these areas are set aside for conservation.

As part of the overall sewer strategy that Western Water have developed for the Rockbank area, in strategic locations the sewer is required to be pumped. Sewer pump stations are designed to meet Australian technical design standards which includes requirements for maintenance, odour control and emergency back ups. The emergency back up’s required include back up storage, pumps and alarms which are in place to avoid any spillages that would pose a health risk.

Recycled water infrastructure to the site needs to be provided by Western Water before it can be sent through a separate purple pipe system to Woodlea.
When Class A recycled water services commence Western Water will contact residents well in advance and provide plenty of information about recycled water.

As the recycled water pipe is supplying drinking water, customers will be charged the usual tiered rate for drinking water usage. Western Water will add the amount of water used through each meter, before calculating the water usage charge.

Residents in Woodlea will not be charged a service availability charge for Class A recycled water, until the recycled water supply is switched on. Only one set of drinking water availability charges will apply until Class A recycled water is available.

One meter tracks your drinking water usage and the other purple meter will track your recycled water usage.

The recycled water will be connected to homes for toilet flushing and for outdoor uses like watering gardens and washing cars.
Until the Class A recycled water supply is available drinking water will be supplied through both pipes.

Western Water is the responsible authority for delivering recycled water supply. While Class A recycled water infrastructure is being installed throughout the Woodlea development, the supply of Class A recycled water to the site is not yet available. Until this occurs, Woodlea residents will receive drinking water through their Class A Recycled Water system until the recycled water supply is available and the cost of the water will then revert to Class A Recycled Water Rates.

Wester Water is no longer funding the construction of the required infrastructure to provision for the supply of recycled water to new homes throughout Western Water’s region.

Woodlea has agreed with Western Water that all lots within Woodlea located South of Taylors Road (inclusive of stages 1 – 37) will be provided with a recycled water connection, while all lots within Woodlea located North of Taylors Road will have potable water only.

As required by Woodlea’s agreement with Western Water and the Woodlea Design Guidelines, for lots that are provided with a recycled water connection, builders must continue to incorporate a recycled water connection into house designs in order to achieve developer approval.

As part of preserving the acoustic amenity for residents, Woodlea has placed a restriction in the design guidelines that ensure homes with frontage to Leakes Road will require a minimum 6.76mm laminated glazing to front façade windows and secondary frontage for corner lots.

As part of preserving the acoustic amenity for residents, a noise attenuation wall along the Western Freeway will be designed and built in stages as the development front nears the freeway. The design of the wall will complement the urban design and architectural character of the estate. Construction of the wall is anticipated between 2022 and 2025.

Woodlea is a EnviroDevelopment accredited community, qualifying for the full 6 star leaf rating.
EnviroDevelopment is a scientifically-based assessment scheme that independently reviews development projects and awards certification to those that achieve outstanding performance across four or more of the provided elements – Ecosystems, Waste, Energy, Materials, Water and Community.

EnviroDevelopment serves to make it easier for purchasers to recognise and, thereby, select more environmentally sustainable developments and lifestyles.

A number of small contaminated sites have been identified across the site during the planning process and will be remediated to be suitable for sensitive residential use. A statement or certificate of environmental audit will be provided in the Vendor’s Statement. The first and second precinct does not require any remediation.

This is subject to demand and direction from the Department of Education. Woodlea has submitted a business case to Government.

Woodlea have transferred a 3.5-hectare school site in Aintree across to The Department of Education with indications that the Public Primary School will be delivered in the coming years. This construction of the school is subject to demand and direction from the Department of Education. Woodlea has submitted a business case to Government and anticipates that the school will be available between 2020-2023.

There is also a government primary school site located in the area north of Taylors Road, the timing of this site is unknown and subject to demand and a future business case.

There are no plans for a Catholic school at this stage.

BMG has opened their early learning/childcare centre, adjacent to the Sales Office in the display village. Please enquire directly with BMG for enrolments.

BMG are planning to open for the first semester of 2019. At this stage, BMG intends to create a P-6 school only.

About Victoria Investments and Properties (VIP)

K.T. Lim, Chairman of Victoria Investments & Properties, acquired the Woodlea property 18 years ago with a vision to build the best master planned community in Melbourne. The property instilled the passion to plan and create a strategically located community that provides the infrastructure and housing diversity to its residents.
Victoria Investments and Properties has 30 years experience in and outside Australia and prides itself in offering points of difference in its residential and commercial developments.

VIP’s Board of Directors were also founding members of AXIS REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE). The AXIS REIT property portfolio includes offices, offices/industrial, warehousing/logistics, manufacturing facilities and supermarkets.
With excellent working relationships with strategic partners including local government, financial institutions, builders, consultants, VIP’s impressive portfolio and track record of delivering residential, commercial and retail developments will prove invaluable in delivering the vision for Woodlea.

About Mirvac
Mirvac is a leading integrated property group, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (“ASX”) with activities across the investment and development spectrum. Established in 1972, Mirvac has more than 40 years of experience in the property industry and has an unmatched reputation for delivering quality products across all of its businesses.
Within the Australian residential market, Mirvac has a proven track record of delivering innovative and quality products that exceed customers’ expectations. Mirvac’s Development Division in Victoria is responsible for some of Australia’s leading residential projects including the Yarra’s Edge precinct at Docklands, The Melburnian and Harcrest in Wantirna South.

Woodlea was originally considered part of the Rockbank township, in mid-2017 the Office of Geographic Names officially created new suburb names for the area as part of naming process initiated by Melton City Council. Under this process the area of Woodlea located South of the Kororoit Creek bound by the Western Freeway has become the suburb of Aintree while to the North of the creek is part of suburb named Bonnie Brook.

Woodlea has engaged a security contractor to undertake nightly patrols of the estate. In addition to this, cameras with number plate recognition capability have been installed on Woodlea Boulevard to increase prevention and also assist local Police. Woodlea has also engaged with local police to endeavour to increase frequency of patrols.

The urban design incorporates passive surveillance and crime prevention principles and as part of our community development plan we will work with the community and local police to deter any crime and implement a development wide strategy. Residents will also be requested to ‘do their bit’ and make their homes safe through alarm systems.

A resident reference group has been established which includes existing/proposed residents that meet with Woodlea’s development and community team every 2 months. Our plan is that resident representatives will be formally involved in dialogue that will determine the future shape of the Woodlea community, including transport, education, recreation, culture and health services. Furthermore, it is anticipated that a Woodlea Residents’ Association will be formed and supported, to work closely with the developer, local government and service providers in promoting long-term positive community outcomes. All residents are encouraged to join NABO, the residents community portal.

Woodlea will ensure that your block is clear of any rubbish at time of settlement and it is encouraged that your inspect your block prior to settlement to ensure there is no rubbish. Post settlement, it is your responsibility to secure your block of land with temporary fencing to deter external dumping onto your lot. It is highly unlikely that Woodlea’s construction workers will dump rubbish on your block, however if you suspect that this has occurred, please advise the Woodlea Sales Team immediately. If it can be proven that a Woodlea construction worker was responsible, Woodlea will arrange to have the rubbish removed at its own cost.

Street numbering is allocated by Melton City Council, Woodlea will provide you with your allocated street number prior to Settlement. For any queries, please contact Melton City Council on (03) 9747 7200. Have your lot number and street name handy.

Woodlea uses clean fill that has been tested by a geotechnical and environmental consultant and has been classified as suitable material to achieve level one compaction. A clean fill certificate is provided to Woodlea by the civil contractor. A Site Classification Report will be provided by our Sales Team to you prior to settlement for guidance.

Site costs can vary depending on the type of soil, extent of engineered fill and slope on your block. The type of soil and slope determines how your house must be built. For example, the key reason for soil testing is to establish how likely it is that the soil will move, expand and contract with different levels of moisture content. Your builder will organise for their own engineer to conduct a soil and contour test to establish the best type of foundation for your new home to suit the soil and slope (if any).

Woodlea engages a licensed surveyor from design through to construction to mark out the boundaries of each individual lot and you can be assured that this procedure has been done in strict accordance with the exact measurements of the lot sold to you. If there aren’t any pegs missing, but you still wish to confirm the size of your lot, we suggest you engage the services of your own surveyor, at your own cost, to do so. Ask your builder to assist with this process.

Prior to settlement if you discover that pegs are missing, please contact the Woodlea sales team to arrange for re-pegging. After settlement, the block belongs to you and re-pegging will be at your cost.

Woodlea recommends that purchasers engage with their Builders well in advance of settlement as it is typically a 4 – 6 month process for the Builders to commence on site from the point a building contract is signed. Please refer to our e-Book which outlines a step by step guide to commence construction of your home.

Building can commence after settlement as soon as your house plans have been approved by Woodlea’s Design Review Panel and you have the relevant building permit from Melton City Council or a private licensed building surveyor (both of which will be organised by your builder on your behalf).

Woodlea will provide monthly construction updates via email communication and on the website. Woodlea sales consultants will also touch base with purchasers post sale to keep them abreast of construction activity and titles timeframes.

Construction must commence within 12 months of the settlement date. Once construction has commenced, the dwelling must be completed within 12 months.

The plan of subdivision will restrict the number of dwellings on a lot. Some corner lots will allow a maximum of two dwellings per lot and all other lots will only allow one dwelling per lot. Future subdivision will be subject to permit approval from Council and must comply with Woodlea’s design guidelines. Please note there is a minimum size requirement for any corner subdivision and we would recommend you seeking expert planning advice prior to purchasing.

Your block can be accessed for soil testing once you have been notified that the plan of subdivision has been lodged for registration and typically 1 week prior to title release.

The developers of Woodlea will provide purchasers a site classification report upon settlement. This can be used by the homeowner to discuss appropriate slab design with their builder. The Builders provide long term structural guarantees for the homes built, typically a minimum of 25 years. Any concerns should be discussed directly with your Builder.

Site costs will vary from builder to builder however we anticipate site costs will generally be between $10K to $25K. House and land pricing advertised by builders typically account for a suitable level of site costs for this location and Woodlea’s display builders have delivered many homes in the area. Woodlea will provide purchasers with site classification reports to ensure site costs can be reasonably negotiated with Builders. The Builders structural engineer will generally require their own independent soil test in order to design the slab.

An experienced and reputable Builder should be well aware of the geological conditions on the site and should plan accordingly to ensure minimisation of delays, if any, to the construction of your home.

Street widths have been pre-planned to have a hierarchy of roads based on traffic volumes and connectivity within the estate. There are no cul-de-sacs planned and all streets are in accordance with council requirements.

Under the Design Guidelines for Woodlea water tanks are encouraged however they are not mandatory.

In the design of your home, your builder is to ensure Category 6 cabling is installed, your home is fibre ready and space is provided for an internal cabinet. Refer to guidelines available on NBN Co’s website. All builders are well aware of the requirements to ensure fibre can be provided to your home.

NBN optic fibre is live at Woodlea and agreements are in place for supply of all stages sold and currently selling. NBN usually reticulates fibre on a per stage basis within 17 weeks after completion of civil construction, in readiness for first residents in a stage. Timing of reticulation and availability to connect remains subject to NBN Co control.

Gas supply has now been commissioned at Woodlea and is ready for connection.

Woodlea will only deliver the standard choice of packages as set out in the contract of sale and landscape information pack and there are no variations to the packages. The purchaser can select from three different styles, two different tones and front yard trees. A purchaser may undertake their own modifications such as retaining walls or pavement treatments prior to or post the Woodlea package installation as long as they are in line with the guidelines and have been previously approved by DRP

You need to submit your Certificate of Occupancy to Woodlea to confirm that construction of your home has been completed, the DRP will inspect your home to confirm it is compliant with the Woodlea Design Guidelines and approve your home for landscaping. Once approved by the DRP you will be eligible to request installation of the landscaping by Woodlea’s selected contractor. The landscaping will typically be delivered within 10 weeks once Woodlea is notified by the DRP that your home is compliant.

Purchasers are able to pick from three garden palettes; Classic, Contemporary or Woodland. The inclusions are dependent on lot size, lot frontage and configuration of dwelling. Refer to the landscape information pack and e-Book for inclusions.

No. However there may be some areas where front fences will be applicable, most likely in areas where townhouses will be constructed.

Pursuant to your contract of sale, you will have to pay the full cost of any fencing that shares a boundary with land owned by Woodlea and costs will not be recoverable from Woodlea.

You and your neighbour have equal cost responsibility for the dividing fence on your block. If you have purchased a corner block, you are solely responsible for the cost of the fence that faces the road – shared costs with neighbours only applies to common boundary fencing. To find out your neighbour’s details to arrange fencing, contact the Melton City Council.

Yes, this is a mandatory requirement. Prior to building works, your builder will erect temporary fencing to deter unauthorised people entering the site and to prevent litter impacting the community and Woodlea’s protected environmental assets. If you have yet to engage a Builder, we strongly encourage you to organise temporary fencing for your block or you may risk having materials illegally dumped onto your site requiring removal at your own cost.

No you don’t need to have permanent fencing before construction commences. Prior to building works, your builder will erect temporary fencing to deter unauthorised people.

You will be required to install the fencing at your own cost. The fence type is a 1.8m timber paling and timber post fence that is set back 1m from the front facade. Corner lots require a lapped and capped fence, 1.8m high and set back 4m from the front facade. Details of the fencing requirements are included within the Design Guidelines.

There are some lots within Woodlea that have been nominated to include feature fencing treatments. If a feature fencing treatment has been nominated, Woodlea will make contact with the purchaser to facilitate the installation.

The display village features 16 of Melbourne’s leading builders featuring; Eight Homes, Dennis Family homes, Boutique, Homebuyers Centre, Simonds, Burbank, Porter Davis, Mirvac, Long Island Homes, Henley, Mimosa Homes, Zuccala, Sherridon, JG King Homes, Carlisle Homes and Metricon

It is important that plans are resubmitted and approved by the Woodlea DRP prior to construction commencing. If your completed dwelling differs from your approved plans, the Woodlea DRP will issue you with a non-compliance notice and you will lose your eligibility for your complimentary front landscaping package. If the non-compliance is not rectified the matter will be subject to further legal action from Woodlea. Woodlea strongly encourages you to ensure your building is constructed as per your approved plans as rectification works may be very costly.

Refer to the design guidelines for what’s required to submitted. Please ensure your Builder or Architect includes compliant architectural plans for and the submission includes the required landscape items including driveway, fencing, letterbox and paths.

Your builder will generally manage this process on your behalf. In the event that changes may be required to your plans, your builder will work in conjunction with you and the Design Review Panel to achieve a positive outcome for both parties.

Yes, you can submit your plans to the DRP prior to settlement. Dependent on the current volume of applications being received plans will generally be assessed and responded to within 10 business days from receipt of your application. Your sales expert will be able to assist with minor queries relating to the design guidelines and approval process. For more technical queries, please email woodlea.drp@woodlea.com.au. Email queries will generally be responded to within 3 business days.

Generally your builder will manage this process on your behalf. They are required to submit conforming plans and associated documentation to the Design Review Panel.

Homes on corner lots should address the corner by having an articulated facade on the secondary frontage. Refer to design guidelines for further information.

Woodlea will pay the community infrastructure levy, ranging to $900 – $1,150, on behalf of residents as a goodwill gesture and look to negotiate with Council on upfront delivery of key community infrastructure funded by this levy.

Certain lots as nominated within 60m of the Conservation Areas cannot have the BAL rating lifted. A restriction on the plan of subdivision has been placed on affected lots that dwellings must be constructed to a minimum of 12.5 or 19 BAL standard. Depending on building permit reviews, the BAL rating may be higher than the minimum stated. The price difference between a BAL-LOW and a BAL 12.5 or BAL 19 compliant home is approximately $3k – $5k. These lots are clearly identified during the release process.

The Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) indicates the construction requirements for building within a Bushfire Prone Area. A BAL Report is required to determine the BAL rating for a property based located within the Bushfire Prone Area and informs the requirements for construction, such as upgrading of window frames, openings and sarking to your roof.

We are working with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to progressively reduce the BAL rating from 12.5 to BAL-LOW (i.e. no additional construction costs) by excising the stages from the Bushfire Prone Area (BPA). This process usually takes 6-8 months from application. Purchasers will be notified when if and when the BAL overlay has been removed from their respective lot.

Yes. Typically all lots sold at Woodlea have a 12.5 Bushfire Attack Level which is similar to all new development areas in the west of Melbourne. This BAL Rating general equates to about $3-5k of additional cost when compared to the BAL Low Rating.

Visiting of blocks is strictly prohibited during construction and any trespassing will be reported to local police. Upon registration of titles for your stage, the Woodlea Sales Team will provide confirmation that you can inspect your lot prior to settlement.

There is no plan at this stage.

As part of the community development plan, Woodlea are building associations with existing sporting/community groups in the area as well as assist in the creation of new clubs. Woodlea’s Community Team has recently incorporated the Aintree Community Sports Association Inc.. The Associated is a has applied to be the relevant organization who will manage sporting teams within Woodlea. This is being reviewed by Council through an EOI process which should be resolved shortly.

There is no plan at this stage. Victoria Police/Ambulance Victoria/CFA are the authorities that will determine if there is a need.

A pharmacy has now opened in the Woodlea Sales and Discovery Centre. A general practitioner is also planned to open late 2018. We also anticipate that both the Local Town Centre and Major Town Centre will include medical facilities.

Melton City Council plan to open the Aintree Community Hub in 2020 which will include maternal child health services.

There is a second Council Community Centre facility located to the north of Taylors road which may also include maternal child health services, this is will be delivered by Council and is expected in the medium to long term.

The developers of Woodlea do not own the land that which is zoned for the major town centre. The approved planning scheme requires amenity similar to a sub-regional shopping centre – a range of services and uses such as retails. commercial, office, residential, civic, education and health.

The local town centre will have a supermarket, approximately 8-12 specialty shops, carparking, a Town Park and ancillary commercial space. Woodlea will be delivering the town centre which is planned to open in 2020.

Yes. The Aintree Community Hub which is expected to open in 2020 will include a library kiosk where residents can order books from the Caroline Springs or Melton Library’s which Council will deliver to the Aintree Community Hub for pick up.

A library and community centre is also planned in the northern portion of the site adjacent to the Major Town Centre and will be funded as part of Woodlea’s developer contributions and built by Melton City Council

The Masterplan does not set aside for places of worship.

Bacchus Marsh Grammar operate an early learning and childcare facility adjacent in the Woodlea Display Village adjacent to the Sales Centre which accommodates 52 places. Eclipse Early Education Group are expected to open a childcare facility located to the north of the Active Open Space in late 2018. Melton City Council plan to open the Aintree Community Hub in 2020, the site is located to the east of the Active Open Space and will include a kindergarten.

There is a second Council Community Centre facility located to the north of Taylors road which may also include a kindergarten and childcare, this is will be delivered by Council and is expected in the medium to long term. Other sites for Childcares will be considered in future subject to demand.

Woodlea will only deliver the standard choice of packages as set out in the contract of sale and landscape information pack and there are no variations to the packages. The purchaser can select from three different styles, two different tones and front yard trees. A purchaser may undertake their own modifications such as retaining walls or pavement treatments prior to or post the Woodlea package installation as long as they are in line with the guidelines and have been previously approved by DRP.

Once you have moved into your brand new Woodlea home, you will need to forward a copy of your Certificate of Occupancy to the Woodlea Design Review Panel at woodlea.drp@woodlea.com.au. For your final inspection to proceed you will also be required to include a photo of your completed hard landscaping.
​​​​​​​This includes your completed driveway, fence, side fence/gate and letterbox. It is mandatory for these items to be completed prior to a final inspection being conducted by our Woodlea Design Review Panel. We conduct fortnightly inspections and upon receipt of your Certificate of Occupancy and your image of completed hard landscape our dedicated Design Review Panel Customer Care Team will be in touch to advise of your scheduled review date.

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