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Development Updates

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 March 2024 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.

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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 now complete and settlements underway.

  • Stage 36: has titled and we are currently in the settlement phase

  • Stage 37: titles issued in November 2023

  • Stage 39: titled

  • Stages 61-63: titles forecasted between January-March 2025  
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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) | Trading
  • Eagle Kebabs (Kebabs) | Trading
  • BAL Real Estate (Real Estate Agency) | Trading
  • Your Choice Liquor Store | Trading
  • CS Education | Coming Soon
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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 2026 - with works expected to begin in 2024.

Removing the crossings will help slash travel times and improve traffic in and out of Melton.

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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 December 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.

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Palara Village Park

Discover Palara Village Park, Atherstone's newest park, completed in 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.

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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.

A head contractor will be awarded in early 2024, with construction anticipated to commence shortly after.

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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:

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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.

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