Life By the River
The Grove Community News
Welcome to Winter 2020 Grab yourself a hot drink, sit back and relax as you read this latest issue of The Grove Community News. For many of our families, this is their first winter riverside. But rather than staying indoors, they’re rugging up and taking in the changing landscape. That’s the beauty of living at one with nature, you really do get a different perspective with each new season. So much so, we are even staging a photo competition with $750 in prize money. Read all about it inside. In this issue we will also bring you our latest COVID-19 update. We show how some residents have been using lockdown to perform good deeds in our community. We feature a home at The Grove that has become a bit of a showpiece. Then we go on to share some hints with you for making the most of your outdoor spaces. We would also like to take this opportunity to call out to our Stage 30, 31, 32 and 35 residents who have been settling their titled land. Here’s to seeing your dream home take shape and getting closer to your move-in day. In the meantime, all these stories and more are here for you to enjoy. Happy reading.
What’s on Covid-19 Update
At Frasers Property Australia, we are taking every precaution for the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff. The evolving situation with community transmission of COVID-19 in Melbourne means that we’re following the advice of health authorities very closely. Our sales office at The Grove will remain open by appointment only on a one-on-one basis with sanitation, social distancing and screening measures in place. Alternatively, we can conduct a remote meeting by video or, if you prefer, chat with you over the phone. Whatever feels most comfortable for you. In the meantime, washing hands, sanitising our surrounds and staying 1.5 metres away from others are the best ways to halt the spread of this disease. So wherever you are in Melbourne, please let’s all take care to do the right thing by ourselves and each other.
Enter Our Cold Snap Competition Grab your camera and go anywhere within the boundaries of The Grove. Because the next photo you take could win you a $250 Mastercard Gift Card. That winning photo could be anything from your family snuggled by the fire to a frosty morning in the park. With inspiration right throughout this community, your ideal photo opportunity is just around the corner. To enter, simply snap your photo and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Saturday July 18. Please also include a short caption of 15 words or less, your full name and street address. Of course being a competition, terms and conditions apply but if you have any questions whatsoever, just contact Catherine at the email address above. The three most creative entries will each receive a $250 MasterCard Gift Card to spend however you choose. So stay focused next time you’re out and about in The Grove and you could be a winner.
What’s on The Grove Community Gets Creative The Grove residents have found new and creative ways to connect with each other and develop stronger bonds during our recent months of lockdown. Running throughout March, The Grove Creative Connections Competition was a huge hit with our community and while everyone was a most worthy contender, we are thrilled to congratulate these four winners.
Lois Foster and family: Participated in the rainbow trail chalk drawing initiative, which brought joy and colour to the community during difficult times.
Tony Hopkinson: Offered home-grown mint, jalapeno and chilli peppers from his garden to The Grove community for free from outside his home.
Farhaan A.K and family: Produced heart-warming displays in the front windows of their home to contribute to the Teddy Bear search. These thoughtful highlights delighted children around the community and gave them a valued outdoor activity while playgrounds were closed.
Tiffany Hart and family: Brought in neighbours’ wheelie bins so more vulnerable residents could stay safe indoors. The family also put out baskets of free toilet paper for the community to share during the ‘Great Roll Shortage of 2020’!
What’s on House Proud at The Grove Of all the Frasers Property Australia communities throughout the country, it is a home from The Grove that is featured in the latest issue of Live Proud magazine. Alongside three other residents, Bek from The Grove has been named as having one of the most stylish homes with her stunning kitchen taking pride of place in the publication. See Bek’s gorgeous home here and read about her style inspiration. frasersproperty.com.au/LiveProud/OurStories
Inviting Outdoors Spending time outdoors helps us unwind, reconnect with nature, learn how to be comfortable with less or even get closer to loved ones. During lockdown it has become more important than ever for our mental and physical wellbeing to get our day’s fair share of fresh air and sunshine. So, whether you have a backyard, courtyard, or balcony, creating an inviting outdoor space is one of the simplest ways to ensure improved quality of life and increase your home’s value. Just check out our top tips for creating your own great outdoors in the latest issue of Live Proud: frasersproperty.com.au/LiveProud/InspiredOutdoors
Socialising Lockdown Style You can still meet others, make friends and share the everyday just by joining The Grove Residents Facebook Page. This is a closed group created by residents for The Grove community to connect and help each other. Simply click on the link then provide your address at The Grove to join. facebook.com/groups/thegrovetarneit
Artist’s impression of Stage 32 Park
Updates Illegal Rubbish Dumping
Davis Creek Footbridge
Unfortunately, we have received reports of littering and rubbish around the community in recent months. While our maintenance schedule clears public areas and waterways regularly, we rely greatly on the community to help in our efforts to keep The Grove clean.
We are expecting works on the piling supports to commence in July/August with construction of the footbridge then due to be complete by September/October.
• As a resident, please follow proper rubbish disposal for all household and construction waste.
Vision Centre Landscaping Upgrade
• If you are out and about in the community, take your litter home and encourage your visitors to do the same. • Take advantage of the three free hard and green waste collection services provided to households each year by the City of Wyndham.
With works almost finalised, the Vision Centre Park is already partially opened. Further areas of the park will be reopened to the public once COVID-19 restrictions are eased.
• Finally, if you see incidents of deliberate rubbish dumping or overflowing bins, please report these to council on (03) 9742 0777. Remember proper rubbish disposal helps to keep the whole community clean, healthy and beautiful for everyone’s benefit.
Bethany Rd Bridge In fantastic news, council has issued practical completion on the physical works on the Bethany Road Bridge. We have now lodged the plan of subdivision with the titles office for the road to be officially recognised. While we wait for the plan of subdivision to be registered, we will be installing temporary barriers and lighting in order for the bridge to be safe and open by late July/early August.
Hogans Rd Bridge Building is expected to start in July and will take approximately 18 months. During these works, Hogans Road will be closed. However, commuters will have access east via Bethany Road Bridge and Sayers Road.
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