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Melbourne – Australian property developer, Country Garden Australia, celebrated the commencement of civil works construction at its residential community ‘Windermere’ yesterday. It is located 38 kilometres south-west of the Melbourne CBD.

The community is located on Greens Road, Mambourin. It will have over 4,700 house lots are to be delivered across 363 hectares. It will ultimately become home to an estimated 14,800 residents, based on 2016 census data.

Dr Guotao Hu, CEO, Country Garden Australia, joined Richie Ward from construction partners BMD Urban, along with other contractors, consultants and internal stakeholders at the soil turning ceremony, held at Windermere’s 500sqm state-of-the-art display suite.

“This is a really exciting time for us at Country Garden Australia – delivering large-scale mixed-use master planned house and land communities is what Country Garden is renowned for around the world, and Windermere is our first foray into this asset class in Australia,” said Mr Hu.

“We’re really keen to showcase our unique skill set and expertise in Australia with this scale of project delivery, and the commencement of stage 1 is an important first step for Windermere, especially given the longevity of the project. We’ll be here on the ground for many years to come.”

Over 3,000 people have registered interest in Windermere since April. Since the project was launched on the market, 260 lots sold to date.

Lots range in size from 350sqm to 723sqm, with prices starting at $274,000 for 392sqm.

Windermere will ultimately feature three public schools and one private school, community centre, indoor recreation centre, and childcare facility. Sporting facilities to be provided include sporting ovals for AFL and cricket, plus netball courts.

“Windermere is designed for people seeking an active and engaged lifestyle. It will also feature over three kilometres of walking paths set amongst 50 hectares of open space, including wetlands, parklands, sports areas and reserves,” added Mr Hu.

“It’s been designed to enrich every part of its residents’ lives and will be an outstanding landmark community that we will use to showcase our speciality for years to come.”

To find out more about Windermere, visit mywindermere.com.au.

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