Kinbrook Spring Newsletter
Welcome to the spring edition of the Kinbrook seasonal newsletter.
From everyone at Kinbrook, we hope you are safe and well during these uncertain times.
In this seasonal newsletter, you can find all the latest updates on land releases and construction progress at Kinbrook, as well as news and online events to keep you entertained this season.
As the days grow longer and the flowers come into bloom, sit back and enjoy the latest updates from Kinbrook at Donnybrook.
What’s On (with a difference)?
As we all know, most events have been rescheduled, cancelled or moved online due to COVID-19 so we are continuing with our What's On (with a difference) addition in the newsletter. This Spring we have some fun options for upcoming online events which you can enjoy all from the comfort of your home!
Sea Life Aquarium exhibits live streamed
Melbourne's Sea Life Aquarium is live streaming play and feeding time so you can get up close and personal with some of the aquarium's many inhabitants. Watch king penguins play in their icy home, sting rays enjoy feeding time and jellyfish float through their exhibit. You can also download child-friendly fact sheets and build your own coral reef activities. Don’t forget to check back in to see what’s scheduled for future live streaming - you might catch shark feeding time, tropical fish swims or turtle cam!
To check out resources and start streaming, visit Sea Life Aquarium’s website.
Creative writing with Lili WilkinsonKeen to dust off your creative skills in this isolation period? This is the event for you. Join Lili Wilkinson, sixteen-time novelist, in her workshop hosted by the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), as she teaches how to harness the power of art to improve creative writing. In the hour and a half long session on Monday 7 September, 9:30am - 11am, Wilkinson will guide participants through imagining settings, characters and plots inspired by the NGV collection.
Come ready to write with a laptop or pen and paper and leave with the beginnings of a masterpiece and the confidence to share and present your work. Sign up for the workshop here.
Building your community
Construction works are progressing well across the Kinbrook estate.
In good news, all major works are now complete in Stage 17 and 18. The two stages now enter the final phases of construction, which see the Council and Service Authority inspect and sign off works including roads and services. Once this is approved, the council is expected to provide a Statement of Compliance by the end of August, with titles set to be finalised by mid-September.
Additionally, at Stage 21, sewer and drainage construction is underway and works are expected to be completed by the end of the year.
English Street and Donnybrook Road Intersection Works
You may have may noticed that there are works happening on the north side of Donnybrook Road directly opposite the English Street entrance. These works are the first part of the reconstruction of the intersection and the delivery of signals to English Street. Once completed, the intersection will have pedestrian lights, allowing you to cross Donnybrook Road and walk to the station along quiet streets.
Importantly, the intersection will also have traffic lights ensuring safe and quick access to Donnybrook Road. There will be changes to the traffic conditions and we ask that you look out for the traffic signs and drive carefully through the construction site. These works are expected to be completed mid-2021. We will continue to keep you updated on progress and timing.
It’s all happening at Kinbrook this spring, with several exciting updates taking place right within the estate.
With good word about the estate spreading and people wanting to join our community, we are releasing a brand-new stage, which includes a wide variety of lot sizes to suit every budget and lifestyle need. Located in the heart of Kinbrook, Stage 21B is the perfect opportunity to join an established and growing boutique community, with retail, education and transport options located only minutes away!
The exclusive Sienna townhome release has been a success with only three of our premium townhomes still available. These townhomes feature luxurious finishings, providing the best combination of low maintenance living and premium design.
First home owner finds the perfect fit
The recent Home Builders grant was the catalyst that began 24-year old Jacqueline’s search for her first home. Although Jacqueline had lived in the West her whole life, she decided to begin her journey by searching outside her suburb, discovering Kinbrook in the process.
&rdqou;Incentivized by the Home Builders grant, I began scanning the market for estates in different areas and came across Kinbrook. I was immediately intrigued.’
Jacqueline was ultimately impressed by Kinbrook’s master plan.
&rdqou;It’s a really beautiful estate, that seems very community driven, where I can foresee a future for myself. Additionally, there are many amenities only a moments’ drive away, and within walking distance, allowing the estate to retain suburban quietness, which is what I was looking for.’
For Jacqueline, it was important she purchased a home that facilitated for the future, as well as the present.
&rdqou;When purchasing, I was careful to choose an estate that I can envision a future in, and Kinbrook fulfilled that idea, with a growing community and plans to develop retail precincts nearby.’
Jacqueline chose to construct her home with ABC Homes on a 392m2 lot. The four-bedroom home will feature a rendered façade and porcelain tile feature, with an extra living room and an alfresco style outdoor area to entertain family and friends.
&rdqou;I’m excited for the build to commence and to mark the next chapter in my life as a home owner.
Other community news
At Kinbrook the safety of our residents and our community is of the utmost importance. Which is why we continue our involvement with Neighbourhood Watch’s &rdqou;Building Communities Together’ program - a community led crime prevention organisation that has been building communities for over 35 years.
In uncertain times, remaining connected within your community can make isolation seem less lonely for yourself and for your neighbours. Luckily, there are many ways you can connect with your neighbours, while remaining socially distant:
- Say hello and wave - a small gesture can have a significant impact on someone's day
- Drop-in neighbour's mailboxes the Neighbourhood Watch's Happy to help notes
- Check-in with neighbours who are elderly or live alone to see if they need support
- Drop off a homemade gift or a platter of baked goods
- Offer to help with gardening such as mowing the lawn or weeding
- Organise a driveway happy hour on your street to remain connected
- Start a neighbourhood chat group on Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp
* Please ensure you continue to follow the government’s social distancing guidelines where required.
If you’re interested in lending a helping hand, learn more about how you can get involved at the Neighbourhood Watch’s official website.