Woodland Waters, Mernda.

Central Equity's brand new housing estate set in a beautiful natural environment
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Community news for Woodland Waters

Woodland Waters has won two awards from the UDIA Victoria. (Urban Development Institute of Australia)

Woodland Waters, Central Equity's flagship residential community in Mernda has won the 2010 UDIA Victoria Excellence Award for Residential Development (more than 250 Lots) and the 2010 UDIA Victoria Judges Landscape Award.

The UDIA is the peak body representing all segments of the property development industry. A highly respected organisation, the Institute has been representing property development in Victoria for over 30 years.

Central Equity prides itself on creating innovative residential communities with an emphasis on beautiful open spaces and excellent community facilities close to transport, shopping, education and services.

The multi-award winning Woodland Waters contains many open spaces and attractive natural features including magnificent river red gums, local vegetation, and beautifully restored wetlands. Combined with bike tracks, walking paths and relaxation areas - the estate is now haven to native wildlife and enjoyed by many for recreational activities.


Berry Lane - a brand new estate now selling.

This brand new land estate is just 5 minutes from Woodland Waters.

Conveniently situated on the doorstep of what will become the brand new Mernda Town Centre, Berry Lane residents will enjoy shopping, community facilities and a bustling village atmosphere. This unique estate is located adjacent to the spectacular Plenty Gorge Park – a stunning natural landscape that extends along the Plenty River between Mernda and Bundoora.

For more information about this development visit the Berry Lane web site: berrylane.com.au

You can also visit the display centre, with land prices from: $269,000

Poets Court – The Final Land Release for Woodland Waters **Update: Sold Out**

Don't miss this rare opportunity to secure land in the final release of Central Equity's Woodland Waters. There are only a small number of these fantastic home sites available.

Nestled against the edge of the wetlands and parkland, Poets Court has been thoughtfully designed to highlight the best of its beautiful surrounds.

Home sites allow for dual frontage homes that accentuate excellent views of the dynamic wetland environment and the majestic Red Gum centrepiece of Poets Court. Easily accessed by Waterview Drive and surrounding a pleasant cul-de-sac, homes sites come in a range of sizes to suit a variety of needs from large family homes to townhouses.

As well as these tranquil surroundings, Woodland Waters is a close to great shopping, services, schools and other recreational facilities.

Poets Court is now selling. Don't delay, this will be your last chance to purchase land in picturesque Woodland Waters.

UPDATE – New Train Station planned for South Morang

The Epping line of Melbourne's metropolitan train network will be upgraded and extended to a new station at South Morang by 2013.

The new station, located between McDonalds Road and Civic Drive, is approximately ten minutes drive (4.5Km) from Woodland Waters estate and will include 450 car spaces, drop off area, taxi rank, and bike changes. It will be within walking distance from the Plenty Valley Town Centre.

For more information visit transport.vic.gov.au

Friendships Blossom at Woodland Waters Afternoon Tea

Woodland Waters residents had the opportunity to meet their 'neighbors' at an afternoon tea held at the Woodland Waters Land Sales office last month. The gathering follows on from a number of successful afternoon teas for Woodland Waters residents in the past.

The feedback in the past has been overwhelmingly positive with many new friendships begun. Past attendees often now go to movies together, and enjoy regular dinners and shopping expeditions. Most important of all it has made Woodland Waters an even more enjoyable place to live.

Generous incentives for friends and family – Refer a Friend Program

Enquire now about Central Equity Land’s, refer a friend program. Refer your family and friends to our Woodland Waters team and should they buy a home site from Central Equity, then you will be rewarded!! Ask our staff for details!

Introducing The Island at Woodland Waters

A unique opportunity exists for homebuyers to live on an exclusive and exquisite island set in the heart of Central Equity Land’s Woodland Waters estate in Mernda.

Woodland Waters is now established as the premier address in Mernda, with stylish homes integrated seamlessly into their natural environment. We're very excited to announce this once-only opportunity to build your dream home in the most exclusive part of the estate, on The Island, where you will be surrounded by bush and beautiful wetlands.

All home sites on The Island maximize views and solar orientation. A picturesque stone clad bridge provides a stunning gateway entrance to your home on The Island and two timber footbridges also link you to the rest of the estates open spaces and walkways. Some home sites will also have views towards the sensitively landscaped central park on The Island.

Woodland Waters is renowned for it’s natural beauty. More than a third of the estate has been set aside for conservation and recreation and there are bike tracks, walking paths, viewing and relaxation areas throughout.

The Island is a very special once only, unique land release,” says Charles Griffin, General Manager of Central Equity.

“There is only a select number of these exclusive sites available and we expect they will sell very quickly, some would say we have saved the best until last.”

Limited Opportunities to Purchase Extra-Large Home Sites at Picturesque Woodland Waters

With only a limited number of extra-large, elevated home sites still available at Central Equity Land’s Woodland Waters in Mernda, buyers who hesitate could miss out.

Ranging in size from approximately 1000m2 to over 1400m2, these “dress circle” sites are situated on the highest ridge in the estate, offering sweeping views of picturesque Woodland Waters, with rolling hills, countryside and the national park in the distance.

All blocks are titled, so homebuyers can start building their dream home straight away.

One third of the Woodland Waters is dedicated to public open space, with over eight hectares of red gum reserve, including majestic 200-year-old gum trees, wetlands teeming with birdlife, walking and bike tracks, sports ovals, playgrounds and relaxation areas.

Charles Griffin General Manager of Central Equity Land, developer of the estate says, “There are now very few of these large blocks left and we encourage new home buyers wanting a generous block with very special views to act quickly as this offer can’t be repeated.”

Homesites ranging from 350sqm are also available.

Green light for South Morang rail extension

The recent Victorian budget allocated $562 million to extend the Epping railway line to South Morang.

This fantastic news for Woodland Waters residents is sure to make Woodland Waters and Mernda an even more popular choice for new home builders, giving residents the opportunity utilize convenient local public transport. The single track between Keon Park and Epping will be duplicated and a new double track from Epping to South Morang will be built.

Premier John Brumby says the job should be completed by 2012.

"It's no secret it's taken longer that we thought, but we are doing it," he said.

"And I think for all of the people here, it's in the budget, we're doing it, we're getting underway, we're going out to market, and you will see the shovels in the ground next year, and progress on what will be a great project."

The new South Morang station will have parking for 500 cars, be linked to local bus routes and include a safe drop-off area and a taxi rank. It will also have a bike cage, allowing locals to ride to the station and store their bicycles.

Get more info at transport.vic.gov.au.

EPIC Charity Walk and Treasure Hunt

The EPIC Charity Walk and Treasure Hunt was recently held at Woodland Waters. Walkers braved the wet conditions to walk the 3.5km trail around the picturesque surrounds of Woodland Waters.

EPIC is an acronym for the Education Program for Infants and Children Inc. This event helped raise funds for EPIC's excellent work in specialised teaching and therapy programs for young children with developmental disabilities such as Downs Syndrome and Autism. The Central Equity Gr oup ( developer of Woodland Waters) has supported EPIC’s fundraising efforts for 15 years.

Congratulations to all those who participated in the walk.

Wedding Bells at Woodland Waters

Woodland Waters provided the picturesque backdrop for local couple Michael and Rebecca Hill's wedding photographs.  After planning to marry in the Woodland Waters amphitheatre,  wild weather caused a last minute change of plans and a local chapel was found for the ceremony.  We would like to wish the happy couple all the best for the future.

Relaxing Sunday at the Hawkstowe Jazz Festival

Families had a great day out at the recent Hawkstowe Jazz Festival. Held on one of the first warm Sundays of the Spring, families and friends brought picnics and settled in for relaxing afternoon. There were some great stalls selling local wines and crafts and the jazz music played by the variety of musicians kept the crowd entertained

Central Equity and Woodland Waters are proud sponsors of the festival.

Congratulations to the Whittlesea Student Recognition Award Winners

The City of Whittlesea's 2008 Student Recognition Awards were recently held acknowledging the contribution of local children who go that extra mile for their community.

We would like to congratulate two Thomastown students both winner of the Mayoral Awards; Tayla Clarke winner of the Most Outstanding Primary School Student and Shona Thorn winner of the Most Outstanding Secondary School student.  Both Tayla and Shona have proved themselves to be worthy recipents of the awards with their community mindedness and extra curricular activities.

Woodland Waters is proud to be the major sponsor of the awards.

Woodland Waters Spring Update - Introducing The Grove & other news


We would like to introduce "The Grove" our up-coming new selection of picturesque and perfectly positioned homesites.

All homesites are perfectly nestled between a parkland hill offering views of the region and a development green wedge ensuring country surrounds. Residents will enjoy afternoon strolls through the Woodland conservation reserve and magnificent wetlands, whilst BBQ areas, playgrounds and sporting ovals will also be just minutes away. Contact us today and view the plans of these premium homesites.

Woodland Waters' Newest Residents

A young family of black swans are delighting Woodland Waters residents, having taken up residence whilst they raise their young cygnets and teach them swim. The swans are now becoming a regular attraction at Woodland Waters and we hope they will continue to come back every Spring.

Wetlands thriving and attracting new birdlife

Woodland Waters has thrived with the winter rain. The wetlands plantlife is flourishing and the banks and wetland reeds are now firmly established. They have also attracted a young family of swans that with the many ducks and other bird life are enjoying the protected waterway and will hopefully be coming back for many years to come. The 20 Acre Woodlands Conservation Reserve landscaping has now been completed with residents enjoying the meandering paths through the Red Gums, and tranquil park benches to sit and enjoy the woodlands.


Family Fun at the EPIC Fair at Woodland Waters

More than 1000 people attended the first-ever EPIC Fair to be held at Woodland Waters Parkland on Sunday April 13th. Families enjoyed the stunning surrounds of the parklands and natural reserve as they were entertained by celebrities including actor Todd MacDonald who plays Darren Stark in neighbours, the Australian Youth Band and local musicians. The Ford performance racing cars were a great favourite and there were also veteran cars, fun rides and a footy challenge.

EPIC is one of Victoria’s major providers of programs for young children with developmental disabilities (such as Down syndrome and autism). The EPIC Fair is the organisation’s major fundraiser for the year and much needed funds were raised on Sunday to support their work.

Other highlights of the day included an array of stores with bargains to be had at the white elephant store, book store and a charity auction and Central Equity donated a great weekend escape raffle.

Woodland Waters are proud to be a major supporter of EPIC and were delighted by the level of community support we received on the day. We look forward to continuing our support for EPIC into the future.

Swans and Local Birdlife - Flocking to Woodland Waters

Woodlands Waters is truly a "Naturally Beautiful" home for all the local residents. Local wildlife have returned to the area and embraced their new wetland & conservation reserve surroundings. Flocks of beautiful black swans can be seen cooling off in the wetlands to the delight of the local residents.

The calm and peaceful wetlands are now complete and the plants and shrubbery planted are flourishing. Woodland Waters residents are enjoying their new home surrounded by fresh air, walking & running tracks, nature and the local birds.

Central Equity Land envisioned a "Naturally Beautiful" way to live – where people and nature live together in harmony.  Visit us soon to experience for yourself why so many people are choosing Woodland Waters to build their new home.

Woodland Waters EPIC Charity Fun Run a Great Success!

Over a 100 people participated in the first EPIC (Education Program for Infants and Children Inc) Fun Run and Walk held at Woodland Waters on Sunday 18th November. Runners and walkers alike got some exercise whilst navigating their way around the wetlands, native red gum reserve and expansive parkland and open space of Central Equity’s Woodland Waters Estate.

Husband and wife Martin and Maryanne Murray won trophies for the male and female 8km categories with impressive times of 26.52 and 29.43 minutes respectively. Four members of the Mill Park Police team won the “Corporate Team” trophy clocking up a great combined time and won tickets to the upcoming Werribee Christmas Polo Match for their efforts.

A great day was had by all and it proved to be a good fundraiser for EPIC’s specialised teaching and therapy program for young children with developmental disabilities and their families. EPIC’s school is located at RMIT University Campus Bundoora.

Woodland Waters & Central Equity Land would like to thank everyone who helped raise funds for EPIC by participating and/or volunteering on the day. Congratulations to the winners!

Alfresco Dining at Woodland Waters

Residents now enjoy access to the recently completed BBQ and playground facilities. Set amongst open parkland the protected BBQ area, complete with tables and shelter from the elements provides a perfect outdoor location for any family gathering.