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the EDEN BROOK reporter

SPRING 2013

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PARKLANDS MAKE PERFECT

So much on offer for all ages.

There’s no place like Devine for picturesque places to live and the masterplanned community of Eden Brook is a perfect example. Parklands don’t just make our neighbourhoods more attractive places to live. These open spaces improve our physical health and wellbeing, encourage new friendships and form stronger communities. Eden Brook residents have a number of parks and reserves on their doorstep. From a personal perspective, these natural environments are ideal for getting fit. Many parks feature walking and cycling trails, with wider open spaces to fly a kite, throw a frisbee or kick a ball around. These parks are also the perfect places to relax and unwind with a good book. Even better, enjoy a picnic or barbecue with family and friends. Visiting a park or a reserve can help you escape the stresses of urban life. Simply take a deep breath and be at one with the surrounds. Then, of course, there are the social benefits. If Eden Brook residents have not discovered these already, they soon will. Parks and reserves are great for meeting other locals, getting to know your neighbourhood and feeling more connected to the community.

Finally, they’re free! If you have not become acquainted with the local parks, why not put on a pair of comfortable shoes and do the rounds. The park at Edenbrook Circuit is equipped with a playground and boasts two water features. These are sure to become favourite meeting places. For a walk or ride, you can’t go past Toomuc Creek Linear Park on the eastern side of the community. Or if the activity you have in mind requires a lot more space, check out the reserve on the corner of Victory Drive and Unicorn Street. Further to all these, the proposed Henry Road Recreation Reserve sports complex will feature undercover seating for 300 people, a dedicated soccer facility with four fields, a clubhouse and a basketball half court. Whether you want to stretch your legs or just relax, now or further down the track, Eden Brook’s parks and reserves are the perfect places for you.

Visit the Eden Brook display village this weekend

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Award Winning Public Art In Eden Brook, a park transformed into a wetland now boasts a striking art installation that was the deserving recipient of the 2012 award for Design in Landscape Architecture. Awarded this prestigious recognition by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Ebb Flow is a three dimensional installation by artist Louise Lavarack, that is the centrepiece of Toomuc Creek Reserve in Pakenham. Louise said the artwork was inspired by the “seasonal flooding” of this wetland location. “I was struck by the link between the earth and the sky,” she added. The artwork consists of vertical poles arranged in a grid pattern. “It creates this diagrammatic effect both to look at and to walk through,” Louise explained. The poles are inscribed with the words “flow”, “rise” or “fall” to

You’re never too young to appreciate art.

Tree Change Henry Road, Eden Brook has undergone a transformation, with stately smooth-barked apple (Angorophoroea) trees lining both sides, making a dramatic entrance for residents and vistors alike. The stunning landscaping even extends to the round-about, where a single tulip tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) has been planted and is bound to become a feature as it matures. Other streets in Eden Brook have been landscaped with a mix of species selected for their drought tolerance. These include natives such as Eucalyptus polyanthemos and Water gum (Tristaniospis laurina) that will be wonderful for birdlife. Also exotic trees such as the Chinese elm (Ulmus parvifolia), the small form of white and pink flowering Crepe myrtles (Lagerstroemia indica) and the White Ash (Fraxinus pennsylvannica). These deciduous varieties will change with the seasons to provide shade in the summer, colour in autumn and spring, and bare branches in winter to let more sunlight in.

describe the seasonal rhythms. “It’s about something open ended. Something that has lots of possibilities,” Louise elaborated. “I like to think that it’s intriguing for the viewer and makes them ask questions and perhaps think about what they’re looking at. I like to think that it becomes part of the place. If you were to remove the work for a few years there would be a real feeling that something was missing in the landscape.” Formerly a graphic designer, Louise Lavarack worked in both England and Papua New Guinea, before enrolling at RMIT to study art. Her work has been in demand by Herring Island Sculpture Park, the City of Melbourne Environmental Commission and the Castlemaine State Festival. She has also completed public art commissions in Frankston, Warragul, Monash, Altona, Brunswick and Pakenham.

A Dream Investment When this couple planned on buying their first investment property, they were also looking for a dream home for their parents. After doing some research and talking to various developers, Hayley Crawshaw and her partner Stephen decided to purchase land at Devine’s Eden Brook community in Pakenham, among the fastest growing south eastern suburbs. Once built, the property was

to be leased to Stephen’s parents who are in their early sixties and retired. As Ms Crawshaw explained: “It was essential that it was in a good location and suited their lifestyle requirements”. According to Ms Crawshaw: “We’d spoken to a number of developers and weren’t happy with the service that we received. Fortunately we stumbled upon Devine and found our experience to be second to none. Stephen and I were able to choose the perfect block of land at an

affordable price and without any hassles”.

community and how close it is to everything”.

Ms Crawshaw said the community offered a low maintenance lifestyle and was located close to public transport and amenities.

Whether you’re a home buyer or investor, Eden Brook ticks all the boxes. As Ms Crawshaw surmised: “It’s only a short distance from the Cardinia Aquatic Recreation Centre, Pakenham Racing Club and a number of shopping centres. It really is a great place to retire or even raise a family and we’d recommend it to anyone looking for a change”.

“Stephen’s parents were looking to downsize from their current home in Rosebud and the parcel of land we chose at Eden Brook suited their requirements perfectly,” she said. “They’ve settled right in and have really fallen in love with the

Why wait to build? Right now, Eden Brook has titled land from just $149,900*. So you can start building your dream home, as soon as you’ve chosen your perfect block. Then you can start enjoying the range of parks, open space and facilities nearby. The CBD is just 45 minutes away, or you can shop close to home at Heritage Springs, Fountain Gate, Lakeside Square and Pakenham Place. Plus, there’s easy access to public transport at Pakenham and Cardinia Road Train Stations. Pictures illustrative only. 4218629/0911

Call us today on 13 13 63 or visit the Sales and Information Centre at 13 Edenbrook Circuit, Pakenham. edenbrookcommunity.com.au *Price subject to availability. All land purchases subject to contract. Information subject to change without notice.


SPRING 2013

Koowee Community Market. Arts, crafts, trash, treasure and trinkets for the kids. Open from 8am-1.30pm, the first Sunday of every month at the Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, Rossiter Road. Visit kooweemarket.com.au to find out more.

MARKETS DAYS There is nothing like a bustling market place to bring the community together and in Pakenham there are plenty of options. Gembrook Market. This is a country market with a sustainability focus selling craft, plants, farm produce, tasty treats, fresh coffee and more. Next to the Puffing Billy Railway Station on Main Street, Gembrook Market is open from 9am-2pm on the fourth Sunday of every month (December varies). Visit gembrookmarket.com.au for more details.

Pakenham Community Market. This is the market for rummagers boasting car boot sales, charity tables and other pre-loved bargains. Children will love the jumping castle. Held from 9am-2pm on the third Sunday of every month at Pakenham Football Ground, Princes Highway. Call 0422 822 688 for more information.

Emerald Market. Over 45 lifestyle stalls boasting preserves, cakes, haircuts, massage, music, jewellery and clothing, among others. This Emerald Community House initiative supports the local PAVE (Performing and Visual Arts in Emerald) festival. Staged from 9am-3pm, on the third Sunday of every month at Kilvington Drive. Visit emeraldhouse.com.au for more details. Beaconsfield Primary School market night. An annual event including a silent auction and raffles. The market is on Thursday October 24 from 6pm-9pm at the corner of Princes Highway and Lyle Avenue. Entry is $2 for adults, $1 for children.

DEVINE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

Kids develop their green thumbs.

Safety & Children It’s a great combination to mark the close of National Children’s Week and bring the community together. On Saturday October 26, Cardinia Shire Council will be rolling the annual Road Safety Expo and Children’s Day into one fun-filled festival. Attracting crowds in their thousands, there will be children’s fun and games, car and truck displays, prizes and other giveaways, sports and entertainment. The event promotes road safety and encourages children to get active. Families can also receive important information about children’s health and support, emergency services, road safety, sport and recreation. Visit www.cardinia.vic.gov.au to find out more.

Devine has been a prominent feature of the Australian property industry since it was established in 1983. Within a short time of its inception in South East Queensland, Devine established a reputation for building quality homes and residential land developments. From the outset, the company was driven by a clear purpose. “At Devine, we’re committed to a single goal. And that is, to give Australians of all walks of life the opportunity to purchase their own home,” said CEO David Keir.

By 1993, Devine had established its first board of directors and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange with a market capitalisation of $65 million. “Our transition to a public company was extremely successful and our early results exceeded the 1993 prospectus,” Mr Keir said.  The business kept on growing. By 2002, Devine was building nearly 2,500 homes

Mr Keir is proud of Devine’s success in delivering on this promise.

a year, making it the fourth largest

“Since 1983, Devine has helped over 24,000 families to do just that,” he said.

“Devine opened offices in Victoria in

From its beginnings in Queensland, Devine has expanded nationally.

homebuilder in Australia. 

2005 and South Australia in 2007 and established a large scale construction

division which all continue to prosper and grow,” Mr Keir said. Today, Devine’s operations span four states including New South Wales.  Since the launch 30 years ago, Devine has delivered more than 21,000 homes, 3,500 apartments and created some 15,000 allotments across Australia.  Despite its growth from Queensland builder to ASX-listed company, Devine continues to follow the principles on which it was founded. “While some of the faces may have changed since we started, we carry on the business today with the vision to create places that people are proud to call home,” Mr Keir said. Try your hand at a range of sports.

Overflowing with Advantages The community of Eden Brook can take pride in their gardens with no restrictions on water. Over the next few months, South East Water will provide each household in the community with access to recycled water and all its advantages. Recycled water is available all year round. It’s cheaper, with savings on your water bill. Best of all, by using more recycled water we will decrease the need to build new dams for Melbourne’s expanding population.

JOIN OTHER DADS

ARE YOU GAME?

Meet other like-minded dads in the community who want to spend quality time with their children.

It’s the Cardinia Shire’s Sports Expo. Come along and test your skills at a range of different sports available in the community.

Cardinia Dads meets fortnightly, with fun activities for the kids and a chance to chat to some other adults. Come along and get involved!

Bring the kids too. Many local sporting clubs will be running activities for children, with information on the range of memberships available.

These get togethers are generally held at Hollins Children’s Centre, Atlantic Drive (off Windermere Boulevard), Pakenham. For information on the next event contact Jonno Cummins on 0458 057 720 or email jonathon.cummins@anglicarevic.org.au

Held on Saturday, October 26 from 10am-2pm at the Cardinia Cultural Centre, Lakeside Boulevard, Pakenham – entry is free and everyone is welcome. For more information contact the Cardinia Shire Council’s Recreation Development and Facilities Officer on 5945 0415.


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Your lifestyle. Your choice. Eden Brook has a wide range of home and land packages from some of Melbourne’s leading builders. Whatever your lifestyle, family situation and budget, you’ll find something that suits you.

Avoca 165

Brighton 220

Riverview 266

Lot 687 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

Lot 753 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

Lot 866 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

Home and land from

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Home and land from

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$294,889*

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2

2

$345,900*

Avoca 151 Lot 767 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

Home and land from

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$278,322*

4

2

$344,991*

Avalon 247

Lot 687 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

Lot 870 Willowtree Avenue, Pakenham

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$344,844*

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Eve 180

Encore 180

Lot 860 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

Lot 5/253 Henry Road, Pakenham

Lot 916 Willowtree Drive, Pakenham

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

Home and land from

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Home and land from

2

2

$378,900*

2

$337,013*

Coda 241

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

2

Newport 245

Home and land from

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2

Home and land from

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

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$325,000*

Home and land from

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$325,000*

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