Lendlease celebrates one year at Aurora
Lendlease is celebrating one year of outstanding success at its 6 Star Green Star awarded community Aurora, located in Melbourne’s north.
Since taking the reins from Places Victoria in October 2015, Lendlease has sold more than 435 blocks to aspiring home owners and has made major in-roads into delivering much needed infrastructure, with Edgars Road expected to extend into parts of Aurora in the coming months.
Lendlease is applying its 50-years of master-planning experience to the 316 hectare expansion of open spaces and new homes at Aurora. On completion, it will be home to 10,000 residents and 3,100 new dwellings.
The hive of activity also extends to the Coles supermarket, set to open in mid-2017, plus a children’s focused park and new Sales and Information Centre and café opening off Craigieburn Road in early 2017. This will be followed by a 38 home display village featuring local, state and national builders.
Managing Director of Lendlease’s Communities business, Matthew Wallace, said that the Aurora project has been embraced by the existing local community as well as its newest purchasers.
“We have formed an excellent relationship with the Aurora Community Association as well as the City of Whittlesea, local community groups and schools. We will continue to work with these community organisations to ensure that our commitment to demonstrating new benchmarks in social, economic and environmental outcomes in master-planned communities is upheld,” said Matthew
In January this year, Aurora welcomed over 1,000 locals to a free Family Festival and Community Day and was an enthusiastic participant in the hugely successful Aurora Multicultural Festival held at the Galada Community Centre.
Aurora Community Association President Sanjeev Choudhary said that whilst the Association is completely independent, they have enjoyed great support from Lendlease to enhance community engagement.
“We are a grass roots, community-based organisation that is aimed at improving the Epping North and Wollert areas. We appreciate Lendlease’s openness about their plans and their willingness to support community activities and listen to the residents’ concerns,” said Sanjeev.
On completion, Aurora will also feature three government primary schools (Epping North on Harvest Home Road opens Term 1, 2017), a government secondary school and two Community Activity Centres (including kindergarten and maternal child health services).