Welcome to Atherstone’s Development Update
We’re thrilled to share the latest development progress happening at Atherstone.
Information provided below is correct as at June 2023 and is provided as a general guide only. We aim to update this webpage every three - four months.
Please note, construction updates relating to residential stages are communicated directly to the purchaser from the Atherstone Sales Team. As your new lot gets closer to settlement, you'll receive necessary updates directly from them via email.
Palara Village Park
Palara Village Park completed mid-April. You can walk, cycle, skate, or scooter down and discover this fun, nature-inspired play space now!
Palara Village Park features an unmissable green and grey ‘boxy’ design that pays tribute to the native grey box eucalyptus trees found in and around Atherstone.
To read the full article about this exciting new amenity and watch our park video, click here.
Local Convenience Centre – The Place Cobblebank
The Place Cobblebank developed by Oreana Group within Atherstone estate has completed construction with the following stores already open or planned to open trading in the coming months:
Dominos (Pizza) | Trading
Spicemores (Indian Grocery) | Trading
Amelia Café (Ice cream Café) | Trading
Blue Hippo (Laundromat) | Trading
Precious Beauty Lounge (Hairdresser) | Trading
Tikka Twist (Indian Restaurant) | Estimated Trade Date: 22/6/23
Eagle Kebabs (Kebabs) | Estimated Trade Date: 14/7/23
BAL Real Estate (Real Estate Agency) | Estimated Trade Date: 22/7/23
Traffic Education School
Atherstone’s Traffic Education School is open!
This unique facility provides a fun and engaging space for children to develop important road safety skills and gain confidence on their bicycles, tricycles and scooters. It features a simulated track with road signs and signals, plus BBQ facilities, shaded picnic area and toilets.
The traffic school is currently open under the supervision of council, although they are in the process of engaging a suitable road safety education provider to operate the traffic school long-term.
Ferris Road Upgrade
The next stage of Ferris Road is currently under construction. Bulk earthworks and sewer are now complete. Roadworks and installation of services is currently in progress, with a planned completion in 2023.
This stretch of the road will extend down to future Ravenscraig Drive and complete the connection through Wembley Avenue.
Future updates will be communicated via Melton City Council and/or Atherstone’s Facebook Page. Please continue to be aware of changed traffic conditions as we progress this important piece of community infrastructure.
As of January 2023, the central wetlands have been completed.
Residents can now stroll the walking trails, observe flora and fauna at the viewing platforms and make use of the picnic area and BBQ facilities.
We look forward to the plants maturing over the years, and for this area to be enjoyed by generations of residents to come.
Melton Hospital Funding Announcement
A highly anticipated Melton Hospital state announcement was made on 3 May confirming $900 million in funding had been allocated to the project.
Located off Ferris Road, Cobblebank, the future Melton Hospital will include a 24-hour emergency department, over 100 medical and surgical beds, an intensive care unit, maternity and neonatal services, mental health services, operating theatres, and outpatient care.
Construction on the project is anticipated to commence in 2024.
Cobblebank Train Line Overpass
On 6 October the Victorian Government announced that Melton will soon be level crossing-free.
The level crossings at Coburns Road, Exford Road, and Ferris Road will be removed by 2028 - with works expected to begin next year.
Removing the crossings will help slash travel times and improve traffic in and out of Melton.
St Francis Catholic College Cobblebank
The new Cobblebank Campus of St Francis Catholic College (formerly known as Cobblebank Catholic Regional College) will open soon and is located close to the Cobblebank Village.
The Campus welcomed 150 new Year 7 students in 2023 and enrolments are now open for Year 7 in 2024 and 2025.
Delays in access to the new campus mean students are temporarily attending the College’s Melton West Campus.
For more information: https://sfcc.vic.edu.au/
Residential Stage Progress
Over the past few months the team has been working to finalise the delivery of Stages 36, 39 & 37 (c.270 lots) with titling and settlements occurring over the months of June and July.
- Stage 36: has titled and we are currently in the settlement phase.
- Stage 39: We may lodge for titles today or early next week.
- Stage 37: Titles expected in early July.
Join our free community fitness classes!
Free fitness classes facilitated by local, qualified fitness professionals run every weekday outside Atherstone Sales and Information Centre.
Along with the Boxing and Cross-Training Classes, Yoga has newly been added to the weekly schedule!
Regular attendee Emma says “the combination of cardio and strength training at these sessions are great. Adam [personal trainer] is fantastic at correcting my technique, and we have a good laugh. I highly recommend it.”
Classes run 5 days a week during school terms, rain, hail, or shine. And all equipment is supplied.