New community breaks ground

The new community is located approximately 50 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD.

By Mitchell Clarke

The development of a “premium boutique community” in the heart of Cranbourne is officially underway.

Jinding Developments has broken ground on the new Octave community, which is nestled beside the Royal Botanic Gardens and only minutes from Cranbourne’s city centre.

StreetWorks was appointed to undertake the civil works on the project’s initial stages, which will see the first 103 blocks of the 318-lot community delivered by mid-2021.

While Covid-19 has made the market challenging, Stage’s 1 and 2 of the project have remained popular, with the first stage almost sold out.

The new community is set to feature a “diverse selection” of home sites ranging in size from 150 to 1,560 square metres, with approximately 25 per cent of the allotments being greater than 600 square metres.

Over 20 per cent of the masterplan has been dedicated to parks, reserves and conservation area.

Harmony Park will feature at the centre of the Octave community, and will include a conservation corridor of protected indigenous trees and native plants that encourage the movement of native animals of the area.

Jinding Developments managing director Liz Ronson said the development was a “great example” of built and natural environment coming together.

“We think that where possible this should be a key objective when planning any new community,” she said.

“We couldn’t be more excited to start construction on what will be one of the most unique neighbourhoods in Melbourne,” she said.

City of Casey Chair of Administrators Noelene Duff PSM added that the council welcomed the investment in the area.

“The Octave at Junction Village development is evidence of continued confidence in the local housing market and means that Casey continues to offer meaningful housing choice diversity to its residents, both new and established,” Ms Duff said.

“Octave at Junction Village is situated in an established neighbourhood, near Botanic Ridge, meaning that the existing local amenities are in place for new residents to benefit from and enjoy.”

Ms Duff added the City of Casey was committed to environment sustainability and conservation.