Living Here

Atherstone at a glance




Location and transport

  • 40kms west of the Melbourne CBD
  • 10 minutes west of Lendlease's Caroline Springs community
  • New train station on the Melbourne-Ballarat line in the heart of the community (completion late 2019)

Size and population

  • 481 hectares master planned community
  • Space for 4,500 homes
  • Final population of 15,000

Parks and open spaces

  • More than a quarter of the community dedicated to open space, parks, gardens, waterways and hike and bike trails
  • 100 hectare regional park - that’s 50 times the size of the MCG playing surface
  • Tree-lined streets, extra layers of mature trees and waterways bordering and throughout the community


  • Proposed town centre set within the major activity centre that will include retail and commercial areas, recreation oval and future train station
  • Additional 4 hectare southern neighbourhood centre with retail and commercial areas planned
  • Two primary schools, a neighbourhood centre and childcare facility proposed for the site
  • Safe area with close-knit community, family-friendly public spaces, and plenty of street lighting


  • Intelligent water recycling and energy conservation
  • Fibre optic connection to the homes
  • Low energy street lights
  • Linear Parks, on road bike lanes, shared user trails
  • Encourage the construction of 7 Star homes to assist residents in reducing the homes operating costs whilst reducing carbon emissions

Housing options

  • Your choice of builder
  • Fixed price house and land packages available
  • Quality modern designs with room for individuality
  • A greater choice of lot sizes to suit all budgets and lifestyles
  • Design guidelines aimed at creating a beautiful streetscape in order to protect your investment


Atherstone enjoys easy access to a range of transport options and major road networks.

By Car

Atherstone is conveniently located just off the Western Highway providing a direct connection to residents working in the CBD.


By Public Transport

A new train station is proposed for the town centre will run on the Melbourne-Ballarat line, connecting the community to the Melbourne CBD.

Atherstone is also located 4.5 kilometres from the existing Melton train station.


Hike and Bike

Leave the car at home because a series of well-planned hike and bike trails and on road bike lanes will connect residents with the Atherstone community.

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