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July 2021 | Money Matters

Super v Mortgage? Where should you put surplus cash?

The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of future-proofing your financial security. But if you’re lucky enough to have a little cash left in the bank at the end of each month, working out the best place to...

July 2021 | Covid-19

Due to govt restrictions the Manor Lakes Land Sales Office is open via online appointment until Tuesday 27th July.  We are here to help you with any questions or queries related to the purchase of your land or anything about Manor Lakes.  We look forward to assisting you in becoming part of the...

July 2021 | Events & Local Area

The new and improved Manor Lakes Central has just celebrated it's first anniversary.

The expansion included over 20 plus new retailers and there is more planned for the next 12 months. One stop shop for Food, Shopping and Entertainment.

Come, let's take a tour of this...

July 2021 | Design Inspiration

With the master bedroom being the most personal space in the house, its design, look, and feel should reflect your personality. Watch the video below and take some inspiration from our interior designer, Gail Connor, and pickup up some quick and easy tips to personalise your master bedroom this...

July 2021 | Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do...

June 2021 | Covid-19

Great news Melbourne, our land sales office will reopen from 10am, Friday 11th June.

However, all visitors to our land sales office will need to:

  • Sign in via the Service Victoria QR code, or physically sign in each time they attend our office.
  • Wear a mask at all...
June 2021 | Construction
We’re excited to bring you the latest construction update for June 2021.
 
Our team have been busy the last few months on completing the new multi-million dollar wetlands area and one of our newest land...
June 2021 | Construction
 
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May 2021 | Covid-19

At Dennis Family Corporation, the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers, trades and communities is our number one priority, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and act quickly on the advice of health authorities for minimising the spread of this virus.

In response to the...

May 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

Trusting his instincts pays off for Shahid

A pandemic was not going to get in the way of Shahid Akram and his wife, Sadia, purchasing their first home. Neither was being unable to view the land they planned to purchase due to travel restrictions...

May 2021 | Construction

As many residences may have noticed, there is much activity around the Ison Road and Ballan Road intersection, with civil works commencing over the last few weeks on this eagerly awaited section of road and intersection into Manor Lakes.

These works, at a cost of $6.1M and generating many...

May 2021 | Events & Local Area

Through volunteering, you:

  • Have the opportunity to contribute to your community
  • Learn new skills and gain confidence
  • Be a significant part of a team
  • Make new friends and have fun
  • Help promote awareness of the needs and services in our community...
April 2021 | Events & Local Area

Are you a gardening enthusiast who would like to add to your plant collection or share some of the amazing things you have grown?

Wyndham City is excited to announce that in May, Point Cook and Manor Lakes Libraries will have their own seed libraries!

Wyndham City’s Climate Futures...

April 2021 | Events & Local Area

Parklife was a series of free events run by Wyndham City Council, featuring entertainment across local parks in the City of Wyndham during March and April.

The Manor Lakes developments team was approached to partner with council to utilise Lollipop Hill Park for two events, which took...

April 2021 | Events & Local Area

With so many households discovering the joys of dog ownership during lockdown, following is a guide to some of the local essential services that will help to keep your best friend happy, healthy and looking their furry best!

Vets

The location of your local vet is...

April 2021 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that attended the Manor Lakes Easter Egg Hunt 2021.

The weather was glorious for hunting and the event sold out in hours.

Click below to view the video:

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April 2021 | Design Inspiration

Cottagecore is set to become the in interior design in 2021.

It is a design trend that mixes traditional, classical, farmhouse and eclectic design elements into one oh so chic style!

Cottagecore can be easily recognisable for its love of wild flora and fauna and embracing the...

April 2021 | Design Inspiration

Townhome Living is all about having the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the space of a three bedroom home with a spacious open plan living area, well-appointed kitchen for entertaining friends and family, plenty of...

March 2021 | Design Inspiration

Looking for fun family activities to enjoy at Easter in addition to an egg hunt? Here are our top five activities to do together that are suitable for all ages.

Egg and Spoon Race

Who can resist a good old-fashioned egg and spoon race? You can use the traditional...

March 2021 | Events & Local Area
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March 2021 | Money Matters

For individual homeowners, a mortgage is often their single largest source of debt and has the greatest effect on their finances, and their ability to stay solvent through wage decreases or wage losses. For lenders, mortgages are typically the most significant asset on their retail banking...

March 2021 | Construction

A $15.88 million proposal to install a cricket oval, six tennis courts and running tracks at the Manor Lakes North Reserve has been given the thumbs-up by Wyndham council.

The council last week voted to invite public feedback on a draft master plan for the 8.13 hectare reserve site in...

March 2021 | Design Inspiration

So, you’ve built your dream home and now you need to furnish it. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s important your home interiors are designed to suit your lifestyle and your personality. It’s where you spend the majority of your time, after all. However, furnishing and decorating your...

March 2021 | Design Inspiration

With so many people working from home these days, a home office has become an essential space for many. Therefore, it should be a comfortable space that you enjoy spending time in. Whether you're working at home full-time or using the home office occasionally, be sure to include plenty of...

March 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

We knew straight away Manor Lakes was for us!

With many friends living in and around Manor Lakes, Venkat Kalwa and his wife Raga knew immediately that Manor Lakes was home for them.

“We didn’t even look anywhere else,”...

March 2021 | Events & Local Area
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Feburary 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

Wyndham residents are being invited to enter an amateur photo competition which aims to showcase how locals came together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-profit group, Bridge Builders for...
January 2021 | Events & Local Area

Summer’s here! School’s out, the days are long and golden, and the weather is warm. And given all the challenges of the year just gone, this Summer seems especially precious. Which is why it’s time to time to find our joy again and celebrate the most Australian of seasons.

But if you find...

January 2021 | Events & Local Area

With many holidaying at home this Summer, it doesn’t mean the holidays need to be boring, here are some great ideas to get you out and about and safely exploring with the whole family.

Imaginaria at Docklands till 31 Jan

Imaginaria brings you a world of imagination...

December 2020 | Events & Local Area

2020 has certainly been an interesting year! But we are extremely proud of the community spirit and support our residents have displayed and we want to wish everyone a very happy and safe festive season.

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December 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which provides grants for home builders and renovators has been extended to 31 March 2021. The extension is expected to see a further 15,000 construction projects under the scheme.

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December 2020 | Money Matters

Buying a block of land and building a brand-new home is incredibly exciting, but let’s face it, when it comes to finance, there’s lots of questions that we need answered.

Licenced and experienced Mortgage Broker, Mark Polatkesen is here to answer some of the most frequently asked finance...

November 2020 | Events & Local Area

The State Government’s announcement of an $84 million upgrade for Werribee Open Range Zoo is great news for residents of Manor Lakes.

Along with the excitement of having elephants on our doorstep, the upgrade will boost employment and tourism in the area.

According to the Premier’s...

November 2020 | Events & Local Area

Congratulations to everyone that participated in Manor Lakes Halloween Spooktacular, it was a lot of spooky fun! A...

November 2020 | Events & Local Area

Major park and wetland beautification set to begin in Lollipop Hill!

We are excited to announce that construction work on the eagerly anticipated park and wetland developments in the Lollipop Hill precinct of Manor Lakes is set to begin shortly.

What can...

October 2020 | Events & Local Area

You will find the solution to foggy glasses when wearing a mask and perfect vision for your future at Lenscape Optical! Left to right: Kuong (optometrist), with Amal and Paul, optical dispensers.

Local business is at the heart of every community and we are...

October 2020 | Money Matters

As part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, under the ‘Driving Jobs Through Housing’ package extension, the Australian Government has committed an additional 10,000 First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (FHLDS) places for the 2020-21 financial year. This is positive news for you, if you’re an eligible first...

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s a great time to start prepping your outdoor space for the season ahead. And nothing adds cosiness and light to a backyard setting quite like your very own fire pit!

Since time immemorial, communities have gathered around a fire to discuss...

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Jacinta Evans, Senior Interior Designer, Metricon.

The lounge room is often referred to as the heart of the family home – regularly having a duel life as a living and a work zone.

It can often be a challenge when designing a lounge room to find a cohesive balance ...

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Who amongst us doesn't hanker for a bit more space? Whether your home is big or small, we’ve got plenty of tips to create space and make your house feel more roomy, comfortable and relaxed.

Mirror Image.

Mirrors are one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to...

September 2020 | Design Inspiration

Spring is here and soon you’ll be caught up in a frenzy of seed sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it comes back to life. Spend this month organising your thoughts and get a head start on the new gardening year.

Here’s our useful guide for top tips on how to prepare you garden...

September 2020 | Money Matters

Join Manor Lakes’ thriving established community and take advantage of land which is ready to be built on now.

September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours
September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

With a passion for property that extends to his personal life, David Hutchinson, Manor Lakes’ newest Sales consultant, is well informed about all aspects of buying land and building and has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

“In addition to working across the house and land industry...

September 2020 | Design Inspiration

Tamara Hosken, Manager of the Spectra Showroom, Carlisle Homes

Gone are the days where the kitchen was just for preparing and cooking, with guests stayed tucked away in the living areas, not setting foot in the ‘work zone’. Today’s kitchen really has...

September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Local business is at the heart of every community and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many great local businesses at Manor Lakes!

This month, we shine a light on Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse and talk to Steve Plarre, CEO and 4th Generation Plarre Baker…

When...

August 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Manor Lakes Central mural depicts native backdrop

A beautiful mural depicting the native fauna and flora of Manor Lakes has been unveiled on the new wall of the Manor Lakes Central extension.

The stunning mural designed by local artist Carissa will the soon be the...

August 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

John finding his identity through art

Talented young Manor Lakes artist John Mathet recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Wyndham Art Prize for the second successive year. The 19-year-old feels extremely honoured and humbled to have received the $2,500 prize for...

February 2021 | Covid-19

With Victorian restrictions easing from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, all of our Victorian sites and offices will reopen and continue to operate according to the applicable COVID Safe guidelines from Thursday, 18 February 2021.

July 2020 | Design Inspiration

How do you make a homemade bird feeder?

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June 2020 | Money Matters

HomeBuilder. Your Questions Answered 

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked questions...

June 2020 | Events & Local Area

Amazing, thank you to everyone that participated in our Dancing in the Street event.  We hope you enjoyed it, just as much as we did making the video.  Our Manor Lakes community sure know how to dance....

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June 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Hi and welcome to Manor Lakes. I’m Annetha! I’m looking forward to taking you on a journey through Manor Lakes. I have been at Manor Lakes for 3 years and in that time, I’ve had the privilege of helping first home buyers, investors and even current residents upsize to their forever home. Buying...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the...

June 2020 | Construction

This is the first story in our new series of ‘Tales from Townhome Living’ here at Manor Lakes. These stories are all about the extraordinary lifestyle you can enjoy when you choose Townhome Living at Manor Lakes. As you will see Townhome Living offers you low maintenance living that’s situated...

June 2020 | Design Inspiration

It's getting chilly outside, so it's time to start hunting comfort food recipes.  Annetha, our sales expert and all round favourite person has provided her families favourite chicken pie recipe.  Enjoy!

What you'll need - ingredients...

June 2020 | Money Matters

City, suburb, north, south, east or west? So many decisions! We obviously think west is the best and that Manor Lakes has everything a busy lifestyle requires – schools, transportation, shopping, and an abundance of nature, all within a short distance of beaches, mountains, regional attractions...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Where to next? It’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget, you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees. 

We recommend that you contact your bank or a mortgage broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Once...

June 2020 | Money Matters

One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘should I buy before selling my existing property, or should I sell my existing property first?’.

Quite simply, every situation is different, and we recommend you consult an...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Another option chosen by some purchasers is to keep their current home as an investment and upsize to something larger. This can provide financial benefits, however, we recommend you speak to your financial advisor about your options before making any decisions.

 

June 2020 | Money Matters

Here’s where our team is key!  Annetha and Alyx are our property gurus, with years of experience and a unique understanding of how daunting the process can be.  They’ll be with you every step of the way to help make your dream of buying land, and building the right home for right now, as...

June 2020 | Money Matters

At your appointment, you will be required to sign an unconditional contract of sale and all parties whose name/s appear on your contract will need to attend, along with photo identification such as a Passport or Driver’s Licence. 

Prior to signing your contract, we do recommend that you...

June 2020 | Money Matters

The civil construction of each land release takes approximately 12 months. Before any machinery comes onsite, plans must be approved by the relevant authorities. Once these are approved, the construction phases would generally include: removing topsoil; laying of sewer, drainage, water and gas...

June 2020 | Money Matters

With your land now selected, it’s time to choose a home design and builder. Before you start visiting builders and display villages, you need to think about the home that’s right for you now and into the immediate future. First and most importantly, work out a budget, from here you can decide on...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Throughout the construction phases, you will be issued with letters from our conveyancing team providing updates on construction and when settlement is expected. Of course, Annetha and Alyx are always there to assist, answer any questions and provide guidance.

If finance is required, you...

May 2020 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to our Manor Lakes community for making the first, Dancing in the Street event a HUGE success!  On Saturday 30th May, the sun shone brightly and the streets of Manor were filled with happy tunes and happy residents as they came out of their homes and showed off their dance moves.  We...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.

Here are our top tips for getting started…

What to plant?

The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.

Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right...

May 2020 | Construction

What are design guidelines and why do I need them?

So, you have decided to purchase vacant land and build your new home at Dennis Family Corporations’ Manor Lakes residential estate. Before you do, it’s really important to understand exactly what obligations, rules and...

May 2020 | Events & Local Area

Welcome to the new Manor Lakes Central!

Enjoy the video and we look forward to seeing you there soon.

May 2020 | Events & Local Area

Ranfurlie Asset Management, Dennis Family’s retail and commercial division, opened the Stage 2 redevelopment of Manor Lakes Central activity centre in Melbourne’s west on Thursday, 7 May 2020. The redevelopment doubles the centre’s size to approximately 20,000 m2 of gross lettable...

May 2020 | Covid-19

On behalf of Dennis Family Corporation, we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all Victorians for helping to successfully ‘flatten the curve’.

As the Victorian Government has now reduced restrictions around gatherings, we’re pleased to announce that the Manor Lakes Sales...

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation. 

Try these easy & cheap hacks to get your humble abode looking fresh & fabulous.

1. Declutter your Home
Make your bed, clear your surfaces and keep things...

April 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Spot the teddy, follow the rainbow!

All over the world, teddy bears have begun appearing in front gardens and windows and chalk rainbows have been materialising on suburban pathways, creating fun and adventure for little people in their neighbourhoods.

It is just...

April 2020 | Covid-19

We are in unprecedented times and understandably there’s a lot of uncertainty in our community.  But we want everyone to know that we’re in this together and we’ll get through it. 

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April 2020 | Design Inspiration

 

Easter and the school holidays are going to be a little different for many this year.  But there’s still plenty to do, explore and discover.  Your home and backyard are full of adventure and new discoveries.

Here’s just a few ideas to keep busy minds and bodies occupied.

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March 2020 | Covid-19

At Dennis Family Corporation, the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers, trades and communities is our number one priority, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and act quickly on the advice of health authorities.

Our management team is meeting regularly and continues to...

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Honest comforts

Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through autumn and winter, and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.

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March 2020 | Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy.

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as...

March 2020 | Events & Local Area

Easter is a wonderful time to relax, refresh and spend extended time with family and friends… and get creative

For those of us who love nothing more than grabbing a glue stick and some shiny paper, or, better still, heating up a vat of melted chocolate and pouring our own...

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

A new year brings reflection and a yearning for simplicity, a sense of calm and to put the chaos of the festive season behind us, which denotes many changes and influences across interior design trends for 2020.

Mindfulness purchasing

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March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.  

Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse...

March 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Since moving into her brand new Townhome in the Lollipop Hill neighbourhood of Manor Lakes, Ramanpreet Kaur has been revelling in that super sweet feeling of owning your own home.

“When you are renting, you are filling someone else’s pocket,” she explains. “When...

March 2020 | Events & Local Area

The team at Manor Lakes were thrilled when the tv program, Buy to Build, approached them to be involved in Season 3 of their lifestyle program.  Each episode follows the journey of a couple house hunting in search of their dream house and land package.

Buy to Build offers a look a the...

March 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Relocating from interstate can be a challenging process. Aside from the logistics of packing and unpacking seemingly endless boxes, there is the process of finding and establishing yourself within a new community that feels, you know… ‘right’.

While Somesh and...

February 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

We were thrilled when Raman Kaur agreed to be part of our first "meet your neighbour" video.  Raman recently purchased and moved into a Manor Lakes' townhome and she was delighted to talk about her experience and how she's finding townhome living at Manor Lakes.

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February 2020 | Events & Local Area

Local families came together under perfect weather conditions to enjoy Australia Day celebrations hosted by Dennis Family Corporation at Manor Lakes over the Australia Day long weekend, and this year carrying a “sustainability” theme.

The event was once again hugely successful in bringing...

February 2020 | Money Matters

Latest reports from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV) point to a continued strengthening of the housing market.

According to HIA Economist, Diwa Hopkins, “HIA New Home Sales is the latest among a string of indicators showing an...

January 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Hi, I'm Annetha one of the sales consultants here at Manor Lakes.

Located just 40 minutes from Melbourne's Central Business District, the vibrant and established neighbourhood of Manor Lakes is the perfect place to build your new home. 

As a master-planned community, Manor Lakes...

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

The annual Manor Lakes Australia Day celebration is quickly approaching.  With so many activities and entertainment, we've put together a timetable letting you know when everything will be happening.

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January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Join your local community at the Manor Lakes on Australia Day on Sunday, 26th January, for what has become an annual social highlight and celebration of our colourful and vibrant land.

This year we’ve changed the time from 4 pm to 8 pm, but it’ll be in the same location beside...

January 2020 | Design Inspiration

The Dennis Family Corporation and its home-building division Dennis Family Homes recently collaborated on a Townhome Living project at Manor Lakes.

Two adjoining townhomes were constructed on the corner of Honeyblossom Street and Elderflower Street in the Lollipop Hill precinct at Manor...

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Embrace Australia Day celebrations by the lake.

Join your local community at Manor Lakes on Australia Day on Sunday, 26th January, for what has become an annual social highlight and celebration.

This year we’ve changed the time from 4 pm to 8 pm,...

December 2019 | Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new first home buyer deposit scheme, but not sure if you qualify or completely understand what it means for you? To help you, we’ve pulled together a brief overview of the Scheme and provided some useful links to help you on your way to home ownership a...

November 2019 | Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing...

November 2019 | Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since accidents around pools and waterways can happen quickly and often quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1....

November 2019 | Construction

Favourable weather conditions have allowed the construction team to progress civil works on numerous stages at our neighbourhoods of Lollipop Hill and Lakeside. We’re excited to bring you the latest construction update for November 2019.

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November 2019 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that made our Manor Lakes Halloween event a ghoulie and spooky event.  Enjoy the video and see you next year, if you dare.......

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November 2019 | Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes...

December 2019 | Money Matters

Let’s face it, buying a block of land and building a brand-new home is incredibly exciting, but trying to find the right loan can be stressful.

To streamline the application process for our customers, Manor Lakes is pleased to introduce Mortgage Domayne, an established mortgage broking...

October 2019 | Events & Local Area

We’re all for having fun and the Halloween spectacular last week was certainly that!  The team at Manor Lakes was proud to support the spooky resident initiative and extremely grateful for all the hard work put in by Maria (Wonder woman) and Andy (Zombie from the dead).  We’re thrilled to...

November 2019 | Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the...

October 2019 | Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients...

October 2019 | Events & Local Area

Snakes love summer too

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active.  Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

  • Be aware, alert and do not approach a snake.
  • Safely remove any people or pets from...
October 2019 | Events & Local Area

Wondering how to entertain the family on the weekend? Here are our top 3 outings things for the whole family to enjoy in and around Manor Lakes, all within a 20-minute drive from the estate.

Shadowfax Winery

For a perfect Sunday lunch the whole family will enjoy,...

October 2019 | Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now – Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Slop on a high...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 8 – SETTLEMENT

Through the civil construction phase, you will be issued with letters from our conveyancing team providing updates on construction and when settlements when settlement is anticipated. Of course, Anneatha, Aida and Alyx are always there to assist,...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 7 – CHOOSING A BUILDER

With your land now selected, it’s time to choose a home design and builder. Before you start visiting builders and display villages you need to think about the right home that’s right for you now and into the immediate future. First and most...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 6 – THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS

We aim to complete civil construction in a timely manner and will advise you of anticipated milestones and updates on construction progress. Before any machinery comes onsite, plans must be approved by the relevant authorities. Once these...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 5 – SIGNING YOUR CONTRACT

At your appointment you will be required to sign an unconditional contract of sale and all parties whose name/s appear on your contract will need to attend, along with photo identification such as a Passport or Drivers Licence. 

Prior...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 4 – DECIDING ON A BLOCK

Here’s where our team are key! Annetha, Aida and Alyx are our property experts, with years of experience and a unique understanding of how daunting the process can be. They’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your dream of buying...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 3 – FINANCIAL CONSIDERATION AND GRANTS

Where to next, it’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees.  

We recommend that you contact your bank or a...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 2 – SAVING FOR A DEPOSIT, OUR TOP TIPS

Saving for that deposit can sometimes be the hardest step. But it’s not impossible, especially with a little restraint and determination! 

Here’s a couple of tips to help you on your way.

TIP 1 CREATE A...

October 2019 | Money Matters

STEP 1 – DECIDING WHERE YOU WANT TO LIVE

City, suburb, north, south, east or west, so many decisions? We obviously think west is best and that Manor Lakes has everything a busy lifestyle requires – schools, transport, shopping, an abundance of nature, all within a short...

October 2019 | Meet Your Neighbours

Having many years’ experience working for a volume builder, Aida commenced at Dennis Family Corporation nearly three years ago, excited to develop her skills across residential developments. Starting her role with a short stint at Manor Lakes before moving to the Modeina estate, Aida is excited...

September 2019 | Meet Your Neighbours

The desire for a low maintenance lifestyle prompted Tess Mijares and her husband to take a drive through Manor Lakes almost a decade ago.

After living in the Werribee area and renovating two older-style houses, the couple felt it was time to buy a newer home that would be easy to maintain...

September 2019 | Events & Local Area

Preparations are well underway for this year’s 2019 community Halloween event.  Dedicated organisers, Maria and Andrew of Dalrymple Boulevard are hard at work creating suitably scary ghoulie decorations and hope to see many other residents in the local area take the plunge and decorate their...

September 2019 | Design Inspiration

Planning your new kitchen is exciting. From deciding on your colour palette to choosing appliances, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest earmarking your design inspiration.

However, the myriad of options and decisions involved can sometimes make the whole experience...

September 2019 | Meet Your Neighbours

Congratulations to Tyler Beilig for winning the U/12 Division 6 WRFL best and fairest for 2019.  Tyler, is also captain of the Manor Lakes Football Club U12’s Division 6 team  which won their Grand Final against Point Cook.

September 2019 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that attended our 2019 Manor Lakes Community Fund presentation night.  Our host for the evening, Grant Dennis mentioned that the Dennis Family Corporation take enormous pride in the communities they create and recognise the important role community groups play in connecting...

August 2019 | Meet Your Neighbours

There was great excitement recently when Manor Lakes’ own Samuel Glewis was nominated for the NAB AFL’s 2019 Auskicker of the Year competition.

The young Western Bulldogs fan is in the running to receive a $5000 NAB Reward Saver Account and the chance to count Geelong FC Captain Joel...

July 2019 | Construction

Favourable weather conditions have allowed the construction team to progress civil works on numerous stages at our neighbourhoods of, Lollipop Hill and Lakeside. We’re excited to bring you the latest construction video for July 2019. We’re all for family at Manor Lakes and we’re excited that our...

May 2019 | Construction

Welcome rains in recent weeks have finally signalled the end of Melbourne’s long, very dry summer.  Our suburb is looking greener every day!

Sub-contractors are continuing to work towards the completion of a number of projects around Manor Lakes over the next few months.

Civil...

May 2019 | Events & Local Area

Following a recent announcement by Ranfurlie Asset Management, the Stage 2 expansion of Manor Lakes Central shopping centre is underway. Once completed, Stage 2 will add 11,385m2 to the centre’s retail space, taking the facilitiy's total area to just over 20,000m2. The expansion, at a cost of...

May 2019 | Events & Local Area

The new East Werribee Employment Precinct promises six million square metres of education, research and development, innovation, residential, community and commercial space on what is the largest undeveloped parcel of publicly-owned surplus government land in metropolitan Melbourne.

THE...

May 2019 | Events & Local Area

TRANSPORT ROUTES STRENGTHENED AND EXTENDED

Transport in the West is currently getting a major overhaul with the addition of improved roads, additional transport routes and better connections for users of road, train, buses and bike routes, making it easier to get around and taking much...

May 2019 | Events & Local Area

AN AFFORDABLE, FAMILY FRIENDLY LIFESTYLE
AND COMMUNITY IS A HUGE DRAWCARD

Living within a Manor Lakes neighbourhood means you can enjoy immediate access to all the fantastic neighbourhood facilities which already exist within our established warm and engaging community. With an...

March 2019 | Events & Local Area

Easter Egg Hunting is lots of fun and our Manor Lakes community certainly agree!  Again, thank you to everyone that attended the event and creating such a fun morning with lots of laughs.

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March 2019 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that attended the Manor Lakes Easter Egg Hunt on Good Friday.  We had an amazing turn out with approximately 850 people enjoying the morning festivities.  Happy Feet Fitness got the crowd up and moving, there was coffee for the grown ups and Easter Eggs a plenty for the...

January 2019 | Events & Local Area

Australia Day Event – Wild West Fest​
Saturday 26 January
12 - 4 pm

We're bringing the Wild West to Manor Lakes, and you’re invited to join us to celebrate all things Country Western on Australia Day, Saturday 26 January.

Dress up in your best Western...

January 2017 | Events & Local Area

Come along to a fabulous day of colour, fun and entertainment at Manor Lake’s Australia Day celebrations, Thursday 26th January at Manor Lake. There’ll be dancing, pony rides, an inflatable island and much more.  Come dressed in your own Australia Day cultural outfit for the chance to win great...

February 2017 | Events & Local Area

Have you registered for the Manor Lakes Wyndham Rotary Fun Run?  All proceeds are going to Mercy Hospital, critical care unit.

Register by February 19th to catch early bird pricing and have a chance to win one of the pairs of the Mizuno shoes still up for grabs...

December 2017 | Events & Local Area

The Dennis Family Corporation has commenced a complete refurbishment of the Manor Lakes entrance fountains.

After more than a decade of operation, it has become necessary to carry out a complete overhaul of the local landmark, comprising full replacement of the electrical and plumbing...

October 2017 | Events & Local Area

Community Fund Grants announced

A total of 13 not-for-profit groups operating in the Wyndham area will share in $13,000 of financial grants through the 2017 Manor Lakes Community Fund.

The annual grants are distributed by Manor Lakes estate project manager the...

October 2017 | Events & Local Area

We're having a party in the park!  Come along and celebrate the opening of the new park at Lollipop Hill.  It'll be a fun filled day of entertainment with shows by Willy Wonka, Miss Sprinkles and more.

There'll also be food trucks, a Rotary BBQ and roving performers, but best of all, you'...

April 2016 | Events & Local Area

Another important step in the transitional process of Manor Lakes becoming a suburb in its own right has been reached. The Office of Geographic Names has advised that it wrote to...

July 2017 | Events & Local Area

Living in Manor Lakes just gets better and better. We were delighted by the arrival of the new Wyndham Vale train station in June last year, which has resulted in easier commuting to and from Manor Lakes for our growing community.

Manor Lakes, home of the best train station in the...

January 2018 | Events & Local Area

We're bringing the beach to Manor Lakes and you’re invited you to join us to celebrate all things summer on Australia Day, Friday 26 January.

Throughout this fun-filled day, you and your family can enjoy a variety of entertainment zones including a pop-up beach complete with sand and...