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May 2022 | Money Matters
Good news for Manor residents!  Data complied by RPM Group, has highlighted Melbourne’s western growth corridor, including Wyndham, Melton and Bacchus Marsh had an 8.1 per cent median lot price increase to $359,000 for the first quarter of 2022 (January-March). RPM director,...
May 2022 | Design Inspiration
Welcome to the Manor Lakes Video Design Series.  We have put together a selection of 5 videos that'll inspire, motivate and excite creativity within your own home. The options are endless when it comes to designing and decorating a living room are which can be both exciting and a little...
May 2022 | Events & Local Area
So, you’re planning on buying, and maybe building, a house. One of the first and most important factors to consider when you embark on your new home journey is the location and neighbourhood where you’ll ultimately be living. Most of us want to live in a community that’s attractive,...
May 2022 | Design Inspiration
Welcome to the Manor Lakes Video Design Series.  We have put together a selection of 5 videos that'll inspire, motivate and excite creativity within your own home. Seasonal updates are a great way to change the look and feel of your home and keep it fresh. Gail, Senior Interior Designer,...
May 2022 | Design Inspiration
Welcome to the Manor Lakes Video Design Series.  We have put together a selection of 5 videos that'll inspire, motivate and excite creativity within your own home. The below video focuses on courtyards. Courtyards are charming spaces that have a more intimate feel than gardens. A clever...
May 2022 | Design Inspiration
Welcome to the Manor Lakes Video Design Series.  We have put together a selection of 5 videos that'll inspire, motivate and excite creativity within your own home. Decorating a child’s bedroom can be challenging. You want it to be a space that they'll love and want to spend time in,...
May 2022 | Design Inspiration
Welcome to the Manor Lakes Video Design Series.  We have put together a selection of 5 videos that'll inspire, motivate and excite creativity within your own home. So let's start in the masterbedroom.  There's no denying that a bedroom is one of the most important rooms in your...
May 2022 | Events & Local Area
Manor Lakes is blessed with an abundance of walking tracks and parks within the estate, and with tracks to suit all ages and fitness levels, you are sure it find one that fits your lifestyle and fitness needs. Here are a few to get you started ranging from a low impact stroll to a little more...
April 2022 | Design Inspiration
The interior colour trends and styles for 2022 will recharge, break boundaries and refresh every space in your home. After 2yrs of spending plenty of time indoors, interior design trends for 2022 bring nature into our homes with a range of colours and textures that bring the outdoors indoor and...
April 2022 | Design Inspiration
DIY Spa Day For Mother’s Day this year, why not treat mum to an at home spa day complete with her favourite things. A mani/pedi treatment could be fun using her favourite colours or make DIY bath bombs and allow her to rest and relax in the afternoon.  Bath bomb recipe ...
April 2022 | Events & Local Area
Thank you to everyone that came along to the Manor Lakes Easter Egg Hunt. It was a fabulous morning and great to see everyone in our community out and about and enjoying a coffee, hot cross bun, and a few chocolate eggs.     We have plenty more events planned for 2022 and we...
April 2022 | Design Inspiration
When purchasing a home, buyers used to base their decisions in part on how to customise their home based on resale value. In recent years, however, design experts have noticed that homebuyers are no longer building and designing homes with the next owner in mind but on how to simplify and optimise...
March 2022 | Construction
How to buy land at Manor Lakes. Your simple step-by-step guide. Thinking about buying a block of land at one of our Dennis Family Corporation Communities, but not sure where to start? We’ve put together a helpful video that explains the process of buying a block of land at Manor Lakes. For...
March 2021 | Events & Local Area
You’re invited to the Manor Lakes Easter Egg Hunt When - Saturday 16th April Time - 10am to 1pm Where - Lollipop Hill Playground, Spearmint Blvd Manor Lakes If you’d like to come along to our family fun Easter event, please make sure you book a ticket.  Bookings are essential...
February 2022 | Construction
Community centre funding A sod-turning event at the site of the future Black Forest Road South Community Centre, attended by Werribee MP Tim Pallas, Wyndham mayor Peter Maynard, Cr Jasmine Hill, Wyndham council’s city life director Allison Kenwood, the council’s city design and liveability...
February 2022 | Construction
How to choose the right builder for you? Our top tips. So you’ve decided to take the plunge and build your dream home and choosing the right home builder is one of the first, and most important, decisions you’ll make. Picking the right builder for your new home can be time-consuming. But...
February 2022 | Events & Local Area
What a celebration it was!  Thank you to everyone that attended our 20th year celebration for Manor Lakes.
February 2022 | Meet Your Neighbours
To Amanda and Daniel Manor Lakes has always felt like home! After growing up in Manor Lakes and then moving closer to the city for a short time, when it came time to think about buying their first home, Amanda and Daniel knew Manor Lakes was a great option. With family and friends already in...
January 2022 | Events & Local Area
The Victorian Government is currently in the process of planting new trees in growth areas across Melbourne to support air quality, reduce temperatures, provide more shade, open spaces and reduce pollution. Melbourne’s west is set to see new trees planted as part of the state $5 million investment...
January 2022 | Construction
One thing is for certain – there are never too many dull moments, or much downtime involved, in Alex Gibson’s job with SOHO Living. Joining the company just over 2 years ago, Senior Development Manager Alex is responsible for overseeing the organisation, direction and delivery of the company’s...
January 2022 | Events & Local Area
  Great news for our Manor Lakes residents! With a history spanning 30 years and a network of 21 swim schools around the country Ranfurlie Asset Management looks forward to welcoming Kingswim to Manor Lakes Central. Kingswim is a specialist in teaching children to swim delivering...
December 2021 | Events & Local Area
2021 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.   Our team are taking a break over the Crhistmas period and our Land Sales...
December 2021 | Events & Local Area
Manor Lakes is turning 20 in 2022! Join us to celebrate Manor Lakes 20th birthday. We’d like to acknowledge and celebrate everything our community have achieved. Land sales for Manor Lakes began in 2002 with the first homes and residents moving into the development from 2003.  The first...
December 2021 | Construction
Our construction teams have been busy over the past few months.  The final stages in Lollipop Hill are well underway, the new playground and wetlands have opened for residents to enjoy and new walking paths have recently been opened along Lollypop Creek. Construction works are soon to...
December 2021 | Design Inspiration
Of all the holidays, the Festive Season provides the best opportunity to let your creativity and design aesthetic shine. Whether you're obsessed with finding the perfect spot to hang some fairy lights, want to get crafty with your lounge room mantelpiece or pull together some eye-catching table...
December 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours
A ‘downsizer’ with room for everyone For Linda, manager of a local childcare centre, and husband Mark, a primary school facilities manager, staying local was their primary consideration when embarking on a search for their new home. With two of their four boys having already ‘flown the coop’...
December 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours
It takes more than bricks and mortar to establish vibrant healthy communities; it also requires a range of services delivered by community groups and associations which are at the heart of every community. But while the work done by these groups, and the contributions they make to local communities...
December 2021 | Events & Local Area
2021 has been an interesting year! For some it has been an extremely challenging year and for others it has been a year of helping others and being there for others.  This Christmas, Manor Lakes would like to recognise those that have had challenges and those that have spread kindness,...
December 2021 | Events & Local Area
Star Weekly has also acknowledged the amazing work our local not for profit organisations do for the local community.  To read the full article click here. Or read the full article below:   Twenty-four not-for-profit groups operating in the Wyndham area have shared in $36,000 of...
November 2021 | Design Inspiration
We can’t believe it’s almost Christmas, but we’re getting into the festive spirit and put together the latest trends, tips, and ideas to help you transform your home and gifts. It’s been a tough year, but we’re confident that this season we’ll be decorating with bright colours, recycled...
November 2021 | Events & Local Area
Thank you to everyone that participated in the 2021 Manor Lakes Community Fund.  To date Manor Lakes, has shared approximately $380,000 to eligible groups since its establishment in 2003. During that time, the fund has assisted a broad cross-section of the Wyndham community to help make...
November 2021 | Money Matters
What is your credit score? How can it impact your ability to take out a home loan, buy a house, serving a home loan?  That means it’s a pretty important part of the process when applying for a loan according to Mark Polatkesen, Director and Senior Mortgage Broker at Mortgage Domayne. “Your...
November 2021 | Construction
More Australians are embracing the benefits of solar energy and battery storage than ever before. With solar panel prices still coming down and a host of government solar and battery rebates to help get you started, it’s worth considering if now’s the right time to buy or upgrade. But with such a...
November 2021 | Events & Local Area
Congratulations to everyone that participated in Manor Lakes Halloween Spooktacular, it was a lot of spooky fun! A huge thank you to our community that entered our competitions - house, family, pet and the augmented reality treasure hunt. Your efforts have meant that we've raised over $6,000 for...
November 2021 | Covid-19
OUR SALES CENTRE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. Please note the following requirements before entering our sales centre: You will be required to check in using the State Government QR Code to help with...
October 2021 | Events & Local Area
Come one, come all and listen to my rhyme, There's hidden treasure for you to find, It's lurking in shadows and hidden behind, Some wonderful places where you reside, So grab your phone and let's go for a ride, Our Spooky Treasure Hunt begins tonight! Riddle 1 Walk with...
October 2021 | Events & Local Area
Every 10 minutes an estimated 6000 kilos of textiles and clothing are dumped in landfill in Australia. Charities are overwhelmed, only 1% of the total collected disposed garments are recycled. 100 billion garments are produced globally each year, with 33% going to landfill withi the first...
September 2021 | Design Inspiration
As the warmer weather approaches, it’s time to spend more time outside and bring a bit more colour indoors.  One way to do this is by adding hanging plants inside and out, they can bring vibrancy to places and are usually low maintenance.  You can also test out your diy skills and recycle...
September 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours
Community at the heart of living at Manor Lakes. Having settled on their block of land in the Lollipop Hill precinct of Manor Lakes in January 2021, Osman, and his wife Marufa cannot wait to start building their first home and become part of the community at Manor Lakes. “We have many family...
September 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours
Connecting with nature in Lakeside Bhaumik and Nisha Shah and daughter Aahana love the connection to nature that comes from establishing a lush, productive garden, which is why they felt Manor Lakes’ Lakeside precinct would be the perfect location to build their dream home. “Gardening helps...
September 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours
The Village masterplan has been carefully designed to provide flexibility, choice and affordable land and housing options. By encouraging a variety of housing, a unique character will be brought to the neighbourhood. There will be a variety of options from land and house and land packages to...
September 2021 | Design Inspiration
Right now, the mornings are crisp, and the days are getting longer. With the clouds clearing (most of the time), it's the perfect time to prepare your garden for Spring and decide which plants you want to grow. To inspire you and get you moving, here’s our comprehensive guide on how to prepare...
August 2021 | Design Inspiration
  Want to furnish, style, and prep a spare room to impress visiting friends and family but don't know where to start? Here are our five top tips to transform a guest bedroom without blowing the budget. AN INVITING BED First impressions count and the first thing guests will notice is...
August 2021 | Design Inspiration
The Village masterplan is a forward-thinking urban design that encourages connectivity. To showcase this we needed a unique creative that would capture the liveability of our newest neighbourhood. To achieve this, we worked with our creative agency, Raft Stuido and Melbourne designers,...
August 2021 | Covid-19
Due to govt restrictions the Manor Lakes Land Sales Office is open via online appointment until Friday 20th August.  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...
August 2021 | Events & Local Area
The Village, will be a boutique neighbourhood within Manor Lakes that will foster a sense of community, a neighbourhood that has been designed around people.  At the heart of the neighbourhood will be the Village Green, a place for social events  that will bring the...
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 put it can be confusing...
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...
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 amazing centre and also...
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 the same with our homes....
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 times, both inside...
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 releases, Stage 51.  Works will soon commence on Stage 52...
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. “I had already signed my contract by the time...
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 job...
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 Gain satisfaction in the knowledge...
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 place on...
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 probably one of the most...
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:
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 simpler life....
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 storage space, a garage and much more. To experience Townhome Living for...
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 hard-boiled eggs which are...
March 2021 | Events & Local Area
This event has SOLD OUT, however we do ask that if you have a ticket and are unable to attend to please let us know.  That way we can add those tickets back into circulation for other residents to come along and enjoy the day. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL  https://www.eventbrite.com....
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 book,...
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 Holyoake...
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,” confirms Venkat, “We were surprised at how comfortable and perfect it was...
March 2021 | Events & Local Area
   Parklife is coming to Lollipop Hill Park! Saturday 27 March is all about music and theatre with; The Mik Maks, The Kazoos, The Mexican Music Man and The Bandicoots Show. Sunday 28 March is all about relaxing and watching a movie, SING! Bring the family, bring a picnic...
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 Australasia (BBFA), is running the Wyndham 2020 & Beyond, You, Me, Stronger Together competition....
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, technology and play, via a...
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. Our team are taking a break over this time and our land sales centre will: Close...
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. Under...
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 media...
November 2020 | Events & Local Area
Congratulations to everyone that participated in Manor Lakes Halloween Spooktacular, it was a lot of spooky fun! A huge thank you to our community that entered our competitions - house, family, pet and the amazing race. Your efforts have meant that we've raised over $5,000 for the Starlight...
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 you look forward to seeing? Stage...
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 incredibly fortunate to have so many...
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 important...
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 between functionality...
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 introduce entirely new...
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 for 11...
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 become the new living room, the nucleus of...
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 did Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse...
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 backdrop to an outdoor...
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 the second time as a...
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? This is such a simple craft, but will provide lots of fun for kids! Plus after you have finished making your DIY Bird feeder it will be fun to watch all the birds come and visit on a daily basis! All you need is a couple of left over milk cartons or...
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 about the scheme, so...
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....  
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. ...
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...
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 1.8kg whole chicken 1 carrot chopped 1...
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 must...
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....
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 be as simple as thinking about what herbs and...
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 the same with our homes....
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 quick and...
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 now –...
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 restrictions you’ll have...
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 area. ...
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 Centre has...
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 off the floor. Decluttering...
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 one of the imaginative ways...
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. 
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....
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 act on...
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. The emphasis on natural pigments remains...
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 sprinkling some grass seed...
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 eggs, Easter is prime...
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 With a turbulent start to 2020 for Australian’s due to...
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...
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 you own your home, your money...
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 Vandana Dewett still had to contend...
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. Here's just a little bit...
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 the...
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 improvement in...
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 offers...
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. SHOW TIMES & PERFORMANCES START TIME...
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 the lake and it’ll...
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...
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, but it’ll be in the same location beside the...
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. Always...
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.
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.......  
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,...
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 company...
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 home...
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 they...
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 the area where the snake was...
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, head to the acclaimed...
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 protection sunscreen at least...
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, answer any questions and...
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 importantly, work out a...
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 are approved the...
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 to signing your...
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 land and building the...
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 mortgage broker to find...
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 SPECIAL ACCOUNT FOR YOUR HOME...
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 distance of beaches,...
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 to...
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 in...
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 a...
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...
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 Selwood and...
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 EAST...
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 needed...
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 array...
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.
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...
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 gear and saddle up for a whip...
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...
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 systems...
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 Dennis Family Corporation,...
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...
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 Wyndham City Council on 15th April advising that the suburb name Manor Lakes has been finalised and is now shown on...
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 state....
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 beach...