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A strong sense of community is growing at Mayfield



There’s already a strong sense of community building at Mayfield as the first residents moved in to their new homes just in time for Easter.

Located on the doorstep of Cranbourne opposite the Cranbourne Race Course, Mayfield is Lendlease’s newest community in the south-east.

First homebuyers Danielle Boydle and Luke Blencowe moved into their new home last month and said they loved living at Mayfield. “We were attracted to the area for the location, surroundings and supporting infrastructure - we’re right opposite the botanic gardens and it’s great being able to walk through the gardens or use the facilities at Casey Fields,” Luke said. Danielle agreed, adding “Mayfield appealed to us as we have lived in the area for most of our lives. The access to and from Mayfield makes it easy to get around without morning and afternoon traffic.”

Featuring around 500 homes on completion, the 38 hectare community is expected to be home to around 1,300 new residents by 2018. Drawing inspiration and influence from the natural Australian country landscape and the neighbouring Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Mayfield is a boutique residential development in Cranbourne East, designed and delivered by the same team behind Lendlease’s award-winning Lakeside Pakenham.

General Manager for Lendlease’s Communities business in Victoria, Neil O’Connor says there’s a great buzz in the air and the sense of community will make it attractive to the many residents moving in over the coming months.

“We know some of our buyers began socialising before their homes were finished – they met on their respective front lawns during construction and connected immediately. Resident satisfaction is our top priority and to know there’s already social connections between neighbours when they move in is just wonderful,” Mr O’Connor said.

“There’s plenty of infrastructure for people moving in, with a highlight being the Children’s Nature Garden planned to open this Spring. The nature garden will incorporate natural elements like timber steppers and winding sensory trails, a barbeque area, seating and climbing platforms all weaving between existing trees. It’s playful by design with play equipment and varied topography to encourage children to interact with nature and engage with the surrounding environment.”

Native vegetation features strongly at Mayfield and the entrance is a three-hectare natural woodland, the size of two AFL ovals. The leafy woodlands preserve and enhance historic trees including Eucalypts, English Oaks and native shrubs, and includes an additional 1500 new trees. Elevated views across Casey Fields to the nearby Dandenong Ranges make for a striking residential setting.

The development is located about two minutes’ drive to the heart of Cranbourne town centre and sits within a well facilitated residential area: Casey Fields sporting precinct and Casey aquatic centre are nearby, as are the stunning Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne.

Mayfield’s boutique Display Village is planned to open in Summer this year and will feature homes from some of Melbourne’s leading builders including Porter Davis and Metricon.