Welcome to Atherstone’s Development Update
After a busy start to the year, we are excited to share project updates that include our new sales centre, the local convenience centre, and traffic education school.
Please note that progress updates relating to stages you have purchased in are communicated directly by the Atherstone Sales Team – we encourage you to keep an eye out for these emails.
Information provided below correct as at 6 May 2022.
Atherstone Sales Centre & Display Village
Atherstone’s brand new Sales & Information Centre is officially open! We thank all those who came to our launch event on Saturday 9 April to help us celebrate this great milestone. If you are yet to visit the new sales centre, we encourage you to stop by and say hello! Our new home is located at the corner of Hollingsworth Drive and Carne Street.
It was also great to see the community support our builders and their fantastic display homes. Atherstone’s Display Village currently showcases 30 homes, with the final two homes due to be completed by June 2022. For more information on our Display Village and builders, you can view our brochure here
Local Convenience Centre – “The Place Cobblebank”
The Atherstone community will soon be welcoming a new Local Convenience Centre, developed by Oreana Group, which will provide vital amenity in the form of a shopping hub featuring 16 retail and commercial spaces. Colloquially named, The Place Cobblebank, the convenience centre is located next to Aspire Childcare Cobblebank off Hollingsworth Drive. Construction is well underway and is anticipated to be completed by November 2022, with retailers expected to open their doors to customers early in the new year.
Catholic Regional College - Cobblebank Campus
Construction work has begun on Catholic Regional College Melton's new Cobblebank campus! Stage one includes a two-level, general-purpose building with classrooms and breakout zones, administration offices, a staff room, and teacher work areas.
Specialist facilities will be housed in a second two-level building with project-based learning spaces, music and drama rooms on the ground floor and science and art facilities on the first floor. The campus will be located off the future Bridge Rd, Cobblebank.
Places are still available for Year 7 2023 and enrolments for Year 7 2024 are now open.
Traffic Education School
We are pleased to announce that exciting progress has been made on the long-awaited Traffic Education School. The UDL Group will be starting construction this month, with works anticipated to complete October 2022.
Located adjacent to the Bridge Road Regional Play Space and Children's and Community Centre, the Traffic Education School will feature a simulated track including road signs and signals. The launch phase of the school will provide for 60 bikes, an open-air classroom in landscape surrounds and communal barbeque facilities and toilets.
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.
Free Fitness Classes Coming Soon to Atherstone
Get ready to get active! Free fitness classes run by local, qualified fitness professionals are anticipated to start in the coming months at Atherstone.
Run 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday at 9:30am will be series of fitness classes, facilitated by registered healthy promotion charity, Live Life Get Active.
An email will be sent to our database once a start date is locked in.
Ferris and Alfred Road Upgrades
We would like to thank those residents whose daily commute is impacted by works on Ferris Road. We sincerely appreciate your patience and are pleased to confirm that the Ferris & Alfred Road upgrade works are now complete.
Please note, we are awaiting the energisation of the traffic lights at the intersection prior to removing the temporary traffic control measures currently in place, and landscaping works will be commencing shortly. We are proud to announce that the next stage of Ferris Road is well underway, with construction anticipated to commence in the middle of this year. This next stretch of Ferris Road will extend down to the future Ravenscraig Drive and complete the connection through to Wembley Avenue.
Future updates will be communicated via Melton City Council and Atherstone’s social pages. Please continue to be aware of changed traffic conditions as we finalise this important piece of community infrastructure.
Strathtulloh Primary School Opened Term 1 2022
In January of this year, Atherstone’s first primary school opened its doors to over 700 students from Prep to Grade 6.
We are thrilled to have such outstanding education facilities available within our community.
The Palara Village Park and Linear Reserves are due to commence construction works in May 2022.
The Village Park is currently expected to be completed by April 2023 and the linear reserves are anticipated to be complete by the end of this year.
Landscaping works in Atherstone’s Central Wetlands are on track for completion in July 2022. Gravel paths are completed with concrete paths to be poured, along with all aquatic plants fitted with only terrestrial plants and picnic area remaining completion.
Atherstone’s presentation is important to Lendlease. We are regularly conducting site clean ups around the development to ensure the project is free from rubbish and hazards.
If you notice any rubbish dumping on council nature strips or open spaces, please report this to council using the Snap Send Solve mobile app.
All residents are entitled to free hard rubbish collections. To find out more and book in your hard rubbish collection, head to the council website here.