In June 2010, Warralily launched its vision for Geelong’s first master-planned development that would transform the paddocks of Armstrong Creek into a truly liveable community.
A community where residents would enjoy all the facilities their family needs in a stunning landscape of wide-open spaces and natural beauty.
Fast forward and Warralily is this month celebrating its eighth anniversary as an exemplar of best-practice urban development, sales leader of the buoyant Geelong property market and the region’s most awarded urban community.
The Armstrong Creek Growth Area was planned to accommodate the region’s record population growth as home hunters look for a mix of affordability, lifestyle, ready employment and access to Melbourne, Warralily is that sweet-spot.
Warralily estate manager Ben Stewart said that the statistics are astounding, with the population reaching 6,750 residents, more than 2,200 homes completed and a further 16 stages under construction, along with 40 hectares of creek landscaping, playgrounds and conservation areas completed.
“Warralily has consistently rated as Geelong’s top estate for land sales with 3,000 lots or over 60 per cent of the site sold since launch.
“The original Warralily precinct is sold out, the Coast and Central precincts have only a couple of lots remaining and the newest Grange Village at Mount Duneed is flying, with 130 lots sold in just three months.”
Stage 4 of The Grange is due to be launched this month, followed by civil works including a significant upgrade to the neighbourhood’s entry along Whites Road.
Strong community has become the estate’s hallmark and has been nurtured by the Warralily team through a robust community program including groups, activities and events.
Today residents enjoy a welcoming community hub known as The Village Warralily with new modern facilities conveniently positioned including education, retail and sporting precincts linked to homes by 30 kilometres of landscaped walking and cycling paths.
Armstrong Creek School opened the doors to its state of the art learning and community facility in January this year for Prep to Year 6 students.
The school also includes YMCA managed before and after school care, holiday programs and other community programs that can be accessed by local families and residents.
Mr Stewart said that it has been a privilege, both professionally and personally, to be involved in a development of this scale and to be part of the vibrant Warralily community.