LAKESIDE T H E D U N S B O R O U G H L A K E S C O M M U N I T Y N E W S L E T T E R | WINTER 2016
T H E D U N S B O R O U G H L A K E S C O M M U N I T Y N E W S L E T T E R | SUMMER 2015
Plans revealed for new feature open space
Further Adventures Race details and sponsorship confirmed for 2017
Land Sales Market anlysis & latest lots for sale
Houses by Summit Homes, one of the new display village’s featured builders
*Home designs are indicative only
Dunsborough Lakes is a premium private estate located off the south west’s iconic Caves Road just a short walk from the beach at Geographe Bay. The estate features its very own 18-hole championship golf course, five lakes, abundant parks and picnic areas and a future on-site primary school. From large family blocks to smaller lock and leave homesites, there’s a variety of sizes to choose from, all within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre and conveniently located for exploring the wineries and natural wonders of the stunning south west.
New 10-home display village coming soon
WALK TO BEACH
CLOSE TO TOWN
Owner-members initiate a program ofBarham, upgrades to the 18-hole Championship course Work on a brand new display village Senior Development Manager accessibility) from Caves Road. Three featuring a collection of properties at Urban Quarter. “Our initial plans for the two storeys, one loft and six single-storey from some of WA’s most prestigious village were on a smaller scale but the designs are being constructed by a linebuilding companies is now underway response from the building companies up of builders that includes Summit, at Dunsborough Lakes. The project, was so overwhelmingly positive the BGC, Ventura and Dale Alcock. which is scheduled for completion later decision to allocate more space to the “The quality of the homes on show this year, will comprise of ten homes, project was an easy one to make.” will make the village a significant asset,” making it the largest display village ever The village is to be located in The adds David. “We expect to draw a lot of constructed in Dunsborough. Links precinct of the estate, a site traffic from the wider region, which will “The village is a major coup for both chosen for its close proximity to the be good for the profile of Dunsborough the estate and the region,” says David golf course and its easy visibility (and Lakes and helpful to the local economy.”
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WHAT’S ON & WHERE IT’S AT
BOROUGH A very warm welcome to the winter edition of the Dunsborough Lakes newsletter. Keen-eyed residents and visitors to the estate may have noticed a change to some of our marketing material in recent months,
KIDS‘ MOVIE NIGHT Snuggle up by the fire with pillows and blankets as Cave House Hotel’s Drawing Room is transformed into a kids’ movie theatre every Saturday night. With films like Oddball, Shaun The Sheep and Paddington Bear on the bill, parents can enjoy hotel facilities while the children have fun at the flicks.
Every Saturday until 27 August, Caves House Hotel, Yallingup 6.30pm - 8.30pm, $8
MEGAFAUNA FUNSHOP IN THE WORKS
with references to Wallis Property being replaced by new Urban Quarter identity. This reflects our recent rebranding. As far as the continued development of Dunsborough Lakes is concerned nothing has changed. It’s all business as usual. We are still the same company, staffed by the same people with the same commitment to making Dunsborough Lakes a place you and your family can continue to be proud to call home. The coming months at the estate promise to be especially eventful. Construction has begun on the new Display Village (see front page) and work on a new park will soon be underway close to the future school precinct (see right). These are exciting additions that will help consolidate our position as the premier land estate in the region.
Escape into outer space A new family park adds yet another outdoor option for residents With its 18-hole golf course and collection of green spaces, Dunsborough Lakes is already well appointed with places to hang out in the open air – and by the end of winter residents will have another location to head for to get their fix of the great outdoors. In late July work will commence on a brand new landscaped park with picnic space and children’s play area, set amongst natural bushland and trees. “The park is located near the new school precinct, and will provide a great resource for parents and children both right now and when the school
opens in the near future,” says Urban Quarter Senior Development Manager David Barham. “The park will have a real ‘down south’ feel to it in keeping with the area, with feature rockwork threading through existing bush and clusters of native trees.” In addition, 43 brand new trees will also be planted alongside the existing mature flora together with more than 2,000 shrubs and extensive areas of turf. A total of 11 new homesites will directly overlook the park, which at around 7,000 square metres will be one of the largest on the estate.
Busselton airport upgrade Direct connections to Sydney and Melbourne are on the way after Busselton airport secured $60m of State funding. Interstate passengers are expected to begin travelling within two years. The airport will be upgraded to a Code 4c aerodrome serving the entire South-West of the State, opening up direct travel rather than current connections through Perth. Construction will begin in late 2016, with completion expected by mid-2018.
Megafauna Funshops are back for the holidays, offering kids of all ages a guided tour of Mammoth Cave and a chance to dig for animal bones like a real fossil-hunter. There’s a Megafauna big-screen show, and colouring tables for younger children. It’s also excellent value at $15 for all (adult price usually $22 for Mammoth Caves).
5 & 12 July, Lake Cave Eco-Interpretive Centre, Forest Grove, 10am - 12.30pm, $15
WINERY OPEN WEEKEND Bruce and the team at Domaine Naturaliste Winery are offering a warm welcome to all at their open weekend, with a tour of a working winery, meetings with winemakers and, of course, the chance to sample their award-winning products.
9 & 10 July, Domaine Naturaliste Winery, Carbunup River, 10am-5pm, FREE
LOCAL PRODUCERS’ MARKET The Busselton Community Garden produces a great range of native plants and tasty vegetables, locally and organically grown. All proceeds from the BCG stall go directly back into the Garden, and with prices starting at $1, there are plenty of bargains to be had.
2nd & 4th Saturday of every month, Strelly St & Roe Terrace, Busselton 8am - 12.pm, FREE
Marks, set... and off they go again! Swimmers, cyclists, runners and triathletes will step up to the challenge of Australia’s largest off-road triathlon and adventure race when the X-Adventure weekend returns to Dunsborough on 25-26 March 2017. The event will once again be sponsored and supported by Urban Quarter, developers of Dunsborough Lakes. The successful 2016 edition featured almost 1,500 entrants challenging themselves on Dunsborough’s spectacular wilderness course, which combines four different off-road races, and allows competitors of all levels to take part as individuals or in relay teams. The Groms Race welcomes kids aged eight and above to join in, making for a fabulous family weekend. The 2016 event saw competitors and crowds generating a terrific atmosphere at the mass swim start, and in the transition and finish areas – and the 2017 event is on course to be the biggest yet. Online entries for the 2017 event will open in October 2016, visit rapidascent.com.au for details.
Brant-Richards conquers Dunsborough Lakes Rookie New South Wales pro Dale Brant-Richards has ignited his career with victory in the Urban Quarter Dunsborough Lakes Pro-Am. Brant-Richards fired a sensational six under par 66 to see off an elite field of 35 of Australia’s leading professionals, including PGA Tour Australasia winners Brad Moules and Stephen Dartnall. The professionals competed in teams completed by three amateurs, many of them Dunsborough Lakes residents and club members. It was the first Pro-Am held on the course for 15 years. “The event was superbly staged and we were proud to be part of it,” says Urban Quarter Managing Director, Jason Wallis. “The condition of the course and the quality of the field it attracted were a great credit to the efforts of everyone at the club.”
A home away from home Allyson & Graeme George work in Perth but spend weekends and holidays at their house in Dunsborough Lakes – what do they think of it so far? Why did you choose Dunsborough Lakes over other estates? Choosing the Lakes was an easy decision for my husband and I to make. The estate offers well priced blocks in a location second to none. The views across the golf course are just the tonic needed after a hectic week in Perth. What do you love about living here ? What I love best about the Lakes is the relaxed atmosphere, the close proximity to
the beach and the excellent shopping facilities that are also close by. What could be improved? That’s a difficult one to answer as the estate meets all my needs and is a perfect gem set in the sparkling shores of Dunsborough. The only thing that would benefit newcomers would be developer events designed to promote community –- cinema events on the golf course, coffee and cake and the golf club.
How was your purchase process with Urban Quarter? Having purchased land on the estate more than once I am pleased to say that Urban Quarter have managed each process seamlessly. All the staff I have dealt with have gone the extra yard to ensure that all my questions
were answered and paperwork has been processed effectively and efficiently. The staff demonstrate a care and attention to their clients that is second to none. Any advice for anyone thinking of moving to the estate? Dunsborough Lakes is a really wonderful place to live and we would recommend it to any family looking for a quality lifestyle in the area.
>> NOW SELLING
THE GREENS STAGE 18 20 LOTS
Geoff Bowman The colder months can sometimes trigger a cooling of interest in land sales but I’m happy to report that buyers have shown no sign of hibernating this winter! Sales remain strong and we have retained our position as the best performing land estate in the region.
Stage 2 at The Links was 90% sold within a week of release, and we are continuing to experience high demand pretty much across the board. Our latest release features 30 lots at The Greens (right). Attracted by its large lots (sizes average over 500sqm) and close proximity to the future primary school this release has drawn advance interest from large numbers of buyers with growing families to accommodate. Later in the year we have further exciting releases to look forward to, including some huge 1000sqm lots with bushland aspects and views to the hills – perfect for buyers looking to downsize from larger rural properties without losing the bushland feel.
To discuss your land requirements contact me by phone (08) 9756 8122, email firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by at our sales office.
(08) 9756 8122
We are moving
Please note, our sales office is relocating to Waterville Rd, Dunsborough (Off Clubhouse Drive) in August. Call in for a free coffee while the kids explore our new play area.
Sales Office 31 Aldercress Approach, Dunsborough Lakes, Dunsborough 6281
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Published on Jul 2, 2016
Your quarterly update of news, events and land sales at Dunsborough Lakes, south west Western Australia's premier land estate.