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					                                                                                                                                            ISSUE 01
                                                                                                                                         WINTER 2003

                                                                                                                          THIS ISSUE
THE DEVELOPERS                                                                                                            A HOME FOR
Who is Villawood Properties?                               Leading the way in creating great living spaces in
                                                                                                                          ALL SEASONS
                                                           residential     development,     Villawood      residential
For over a decade, Villawood Properties continue to
                                                           communities are about creating the perfect lifestyle in a      AWARD WINNING
represent a name synonymous with some of Australia’s
most successful residential developments.
                                                           secure environment.                                            ESTATE COMES TO FRUITION
                                                           All Villawood projects incorporate ‘to the minute’ designs
As industry leaders and Urban Development Industry
Award winners, many Villawood projects have set
                                                           with many estates incorporating safe playgrounds               VILLAWOOD VISITS CHINA
                                                           and reserves where families can play, exercise, relax
benchmarks across the property development field.
                                                           and enjoy.                                                     TESTIMONIALS
Villawood’s reputation and history of success offers
                                                           The value of an estate that provides landscapes that utilise
buyers, a secure level of confidence every time.
                                                           environmental factors and access to leisure facilities and     SEASONS GREEN GUIDE
Creating enjoyable, pleasant living environments           local amenities are key features in Villawood planning.        SAVING THE ENVIRONMENT
Villawood’s commitment to livable communities provides
people a safe environment they can be proud to
                                                           Villawood has a view to the future by creating                 MAKES CENTS
                                                           conscientious    environmental     estates   that   feature
call home.
                                                           five star energy rating specifications in housing covenants
With more than $75 million dollars of completed            and design guidelines, linear parks, wetlands, solar
                                                                                                                          SEASONS SCHOOL
projects, and a further $100 million in projects           efficiency, water reuse and waste minimisation.                COMPETITION
underway, Villawood have fast become one of Australia’s
leading property managers with projects throughout                                                                        BRINGING BEAUTIFULLY
Victoria and Queensland.                                   Villawood’s developments include:
                                                                                                                          DESIGNED URBAN
Villawood - the team
                                                           Seasons                            Meadows                     LANDSCAPING TO BENDIGO
With managing director and founder Rory Costelloe at       Orchard Place                      Pacific on Coolum
the helm with project manager Ivan Rudij, Villawood has    St James Wood                      Cypress Rise                SECRET PENINSULA
enjoyed great success and satisfied happy customers that   Seaviews                           Penzance Estate
love to live in a Villawood estate.                        Battunga Park                      Golf Links - Point Cook
                                                                                                                          SELLS OUT

                                                           “Our aim has always been to create enjoyable and pleasant living
                                                           environments. Livable communities where people can purchase a house or
                                                           land in a safe environment and be proud to call it home.”
                                         A HOME FOR ALL SEASONS
                                         be brave, express yourself                                                                  modern living, the focus is on creating an environmentally
                                                                                                                                     sustainable community with a solid future vision.

                                                                                                                                     The 10 stage, 480 allotment project, is selling quickly
                                                                                                                                     and civil works are already well ahead of schedule.

                                                                                                                                     The anticipated three-year project is the ideal location for
                                                                                                                                     second and third homebuyers looking for a safe family
                                                                                                                                     environment close to schools.

                                                                      Located on the corner of Derrimut and Sayers Road in
                                                                      Tarneit,Villawood’s Seasons estate at Tarneit is set to
                                                                      become one of the most environmentally friendly estates
                                                                      in Melbourne, with the adoption of a range of ‘green’
                                                                      strategies and guidelines.
                                                                                                                                                                                 JMA DESIGN
                                                                      While the estate has been designed as a place of

Comes to Fruition
                                                                     Orchard Place was awarded the Urban Development                 Villawood completed the estate with a new design, theme
                                                                     Institute of Australia’s Judges Award for excellence            and marketing which saw the estate come to fruition
                                                                     last year.                                                      nearly two years ahead of schedule.

                                                                     “Full praise for Villawood’s foresight, for its                 Incorporating a $1 million central linear park with
                                                                     courage in taking on the task and for the outcome               adventure playground, reserves and walking paths, the
                                                                     of its efforts” - The UDIA Judges                               estate quickly proved popular with the final stage selling
                                                                                                                                     out earlier this year.
                                                                     The estate was masterfully re-developed and designed
                                                                     after    Villawood       bought   the   failing   estate   in   Some contemporary townhouse packages are still
                                                                     its infant stages.                                              available fronting the award winning park.

                                  VILLAWOOD VISITS CHINA
                                                                      China visit a view to ‘Melbourne 2030’                         construction rivaled much of the traditional western
                                                                                                                                     property development.
                                                                      The Urban Development Institute of Australia’s delegation
                                                                      to China late last year proved hugely successful with Rory     “This was a hands-on Melbourne 2030
                                                                      praising the industry benefits currently experienced in the    experience, we were literally looking at what the
                                                                      eastern civilisation. The East is set to overcome              Labor Government has set its sights on for
                                                                      westernised countries like the USA, after Rory and a           Melbourne’s future; the experience was quite
                                                                      delegation of Victorian property marketers, managers           extraordinary” - Rory Costelloe.
                                                                      and developers experienced the very latest in eastern          The governments Melbourne 2030 plans for a ‘Transit
                                                                      world property development.                                    Cities Program’ are already underway in many eastern
                                                                      Villawood joined a delegation of property specialists to       cities according to Rory, with high-density suburban areas
                                                                      the China tour where they experienced China’s                  incorporating high-rise housing developments and plans
                                                                      burgeoning modern eastern civilization.          Rory later    for new rail and bus interchanges the natural progression.
                                                                      commented that China’s version of urban design and

“The close proximity to the main street of Werribee and the train station is great. It’s only 1km       “There are more second and third home buyers moving here which suits us because
                                   which is fantastic because I can walk down the street if I                                         they are a more reserved demographic that like to keep
                                   need to. I have bought into the estate twice now and lived                                         a quiet lifestyle.
                                   through the change when Rory (Costelloe) took over and he
                                                                                                                                      We were attracted to the estate because it is so close
                                   has made the world of difference.
                                                                                                                                      to our office in the centre of town - I walk to work.
                                   It is a quiet estate and the standard of houses is great and
                                                                                                                                      Its also very close to the freeway access which means the
                                   getting better all the time. The park is lovely as well.
                                                                                                                                      city is only 20 minutes drive from here.
                                   The estate is a really nice place to live and all my
                                                                                                                                      Basically I feel very safe and relaxed here.”
                                   neighbours are great - they love it here too!”
                                                                                                                                      - Jane Bordignon
                                   - Diane Hunter
                                        SEASONS GREEN GUIDE
                                        saving the environment makes cents
Villawood Properties will become the first private
developer in Victoria to release an informative guide                        “The guide is another benefit for those choosing to live at
to ‘going green’ for their Seasons estate in Tarneit
                                                                             Seasons, we want to help buyers make the right decisions for
this weekend.
                                                                             their home and environment – it’s about better lifestyle choices,”
The Seasons Green Guide is a step-by-step guide to
building the most ecologically efficient home while
explaining the cost benefits of doing so.
                                                                 The Seasons Green Guide and the ‘Seasons Star’ rebate         To obtain a ‘Seasons Star’ owners need to accrue
The Seasons Green Guide launch includes a rebate                 program is a real action plan that encourages a greater       140 points of energy efficient appliances in their home.
of up to $2000 to homes with a five or more star energy          level of ecological housing.
                                                                                                                               The Seasons Green Guide is an informative document
rating and will coincide with the release of stage seven
                                                                 The ‘four star, plus one star’ program will reward and        that lists all appropriate appliances and their point value
this weekend.
                                                                 encourage home owners to fit energy efficient appliances      to help people achieve the best result they can.
The Seasons Green Guide is based on three                        and use recycled rainwater in flush systems and other
                                                                                                                               Building a five star home can cost more than building a
simple points:                                                   water saving devises.
                                                                                                                               standard home, which is why Villawood developed the
1.   To educate the public of the long term financial            “We’ve worked to find the best and easiest ways to            rebate program to help with initial costs accrued in
     benefits of ‘going green’.                                  build efficient homes.”                                       obtaining the minimum five star required.
2.   To help the public understand what the                      A five star rating can also be achieved through the careful   The guide is another benefit for those choosing to live
     ‘best practices’ are and how to get the                     practices after the home is built with such things            at Seasons. Villawood wants to help buyers make the
     best results over time.                                     as blind fittings, heating and cooling methods,               right decisions for their home and environment.
3.   To present an easy to read and understand guide             even landscaping helps.
                                                                                                                               Go to
     to ‘going green’ in a well illustrated and                  Villawood has also identified that energy consumption in      to download a copy of the Seasons Green Guide
     appealing publication.                                      the home can be greatly reduced through the types of
The publication covers a broad range of environmentally          appliances/systems installed.
friendly techniques including water efficiency, energy
appliances, building materials and landscaping facts &
figures, to give the overall picture on how to get the best
sustainability from building a home.

Villawood is the first private developer in the western
region to introduce environmentally efficient practices,
and has now taken one step further offering a financial
rebate program called the ‘Seasons Star’.

The ‘Seasons Star’ rating system has been developed
in line with modern rating calculations that allow owners
to achieve and be rewarded for a five star home
in two ways:

•    Five   star   house       rating   (using   First   Rate)
•    Four star house rating (First Rate) + ‘Seasons Star’

Up to $2000 in savings would be available and is
additional to the $1300 rebate for front yard
landscaping already offered to buyers at the estate.

                                                                 Wyndham school children invited to design estate              Primary and Secondary schools in the region to
                                                                 banners illustrating life at school                           participate in their Live Learn Discover and Play
                                                                 With the Seasons theme - Live Learn Discover and Play,
                                                                 Villawood want to encourage community involvement             Children are asked to represent their school life through
                                                                 from the local children as well as their parents, auntie      the themes;
                                                                 uncles and neighbours.
                                                                                                                               Live - Learn - Discover - Play
                                                                 To encourage the community spirit Villawood have
                                                                                                                               Each schools design will be displayed in the
                                                                 designed a school competition asking children of both
                                                                                                                               Seasons estate.
                                                                             BRINGING BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED
                                                                             URBAN LANDSCAPING TO BENDIGO
                                                                                                                             The 180 lot Battunga Estate was among the
                                                                                                                             firm’s success stories last year with lots selling three times
                                                                                                                             faster than that of average development sales in
                                                                                                                             the Bendigo area.

                                                                                                                             Blossoming sooner than Villawood directors anticipated
                                                                                                                             meant the estimated five year plan was dramatically cut
                                                                                                                             to a mere 18months.

                                                                                                                             It is planned to release stage 10 in August featuring some
                                                                                                                             tranquil creek frontage lots.

                                                                                                                             For Bendigo Sales contact DCK Real Estate (03) 5440 5000
                                                                                                                             or visit

Seaviews of the seashore a sure thing at Bellarine
It’s been called the “secret peninsula”, but the secret’s out                                                                The growth of the Bellarine peninsula has been                             The ABS statistics include the sales performance of
and now Bellarine is ripe for development.                                                                                   underlined by recent Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)                 Villawood     Properties’   Seaviews                                development                            at
                                                                                                                             figures showing a 15.5% increase in housing stock over                     Drysdale, which comprises allotments measuring up to
Villawood recently completed its first aptly named seaside
                                                                                                                             the past five years.The statistics relate to the Inner                     800sqm area.
development, Seaviews estate in Drysdale that featured
                                                                                                                             Bellarine district.
perfect views of the peninsula causing allotments to sell
quickly with housing construction now well underway.

Seaviews first three stages, comprising 68 lots, sold out
                                                                                                                                                            “It has been a dream site. The fact we’ve reached
in        less                      than            four               weeks         in   March    last                                                     completion almost two years ahead of schedule is a very
year with no official marketing, just a sign on
                                                                                                                                                            good sign in anyone’s books.” - Rory Costelloe
a bare block.

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