In Victoria’s Western Region Football League, no name is more notable than Manor Lakes Storm—just ask Shane White, who not only co-founded Manor Lakes Football and Netball Club but has served as its President for seven years. During this time, he has also served as coach, trainer, umpire, and Auskick coordinator for the entirety of the club’s decade long lifespan.
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 is invaluable, it sometimes goes unrecognised.
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 and friends living at Manor Lakes, and the community aspect was very important in our decision to buy,” explains Marufa.
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 you to forget all of your pressure and stresses. The colours of the plants are soothing, and growing trees and plants attracts birds, butterflies and other wildlife. It makes you feel part of nature,” Bhaumik shares.
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 choose from. Plus there will be a selection of turnkey townhomes that have been designed by a team of professional interior designers and the build process will be overseen by the builder. All you need to do is move in and add your own personal touch.
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 I first visited the western suburbs and set foot in Manor Lakes!” laughs Shahid, who purchased land in Manor Lakes to build his first home during Melbourne’s 2020 coronavirus lockdown.