Platform is well-connected to established suburban amenity, like Epping and Craigieburn’s busy shopping centres, and daily hubs nearby. Look only a little further afield for weekend activity to some of Victoria’s most scenic rural treasures: Macedon Ranges to the west, Heathcote wine region further north and Kinglake’s superb national park in the east.
At Platform, we’ve developed a masterplan for urban living that blends convenient amenity with beautiful native habitat. Residents will have central access to all the benefits of this rapidly expanding region in Melbourne’s north. As a spacious, harmonious community, Platform caters for contemporary living – it’s a place for you and your family to thrive.
Donnybrook Station is just a few minutes’ walk from anywhere within Platform. Being four stops and a little over half an hour to the CBD ensures that life at Platform is conveniently connected to established commerce. Plans are already underway that will see Donnybrook Station transformed by a multi-million-dollar upgrade into a modern commuting hub. Future electrification of the north–east line will create a metropolitan train, rather than a regional service. An interchange upgrade to the Hume Highway will provide Platform residents with continuing direct access to the ever-expanding amenity in Melbourne’s north, as well as an easy 40-minute drive to the CBD.
Although it’s a new community, Platform’s natural environment is as old as time. Kinglake’s rolling hills and lush bushland is the outstanding view across our northern horizon. The crisp, clear waters of Merri Creek meander through Platform, running north–west. The waterway crosses over Donnybrook Road and burbles towards Melbourne through a healthy ecosystem protected by conservation zones. Surrounding landscaped parklands are designed sympathetically to indigenous flora and fauna. In turn, we’ll have a recreational haven for all, providing ample space for active families, while homes and other buildings will feel connected to the existing natural environment.
We’re planning for a vibrant, modern community with close access to essential neighbourhood amenities. Platform sits at the gateway to broader town-planning that takes good care of family and commuter needs. Lifestyle, transport, educational, and health & wellbeing offerings are all within easy reach. Anything needed in the CBD is only a 35-minute train ride away.
Melbourne’s north is home to a diverse multicultural community, with a real growth of food culture, restaurants and cafes. Ever-evolving retail and entertainment will be complemented by Platform’s Village Centre. The nearby Marnong Estate is a prime example of revitalising a heritage asset into a first-class lifestyle venue.
Bordering Kalkallo, Woodstock, Craigieburn and Mickleham, Platform is at the centre of the region’s most ambitious urban development since the city’s founding. With growth comes opportunity, and we’re perfectly positioned to take advantage. A variety of business parks, proximity to Melbourne Airport and unprecedented private and government investment in infrastructure set the scene for positive prospects, now and well into the future.
Our area is set to become the education hub of the north, with a range of institutions catering to diverse needs. We’ll have nine government schools and three private, a place for tertiary study, and Hume Anglican Grammar is already close by. Active community centres will support educational activity, and a number of kindergarten and other childcare facilities will be available to working and growing families.
The extensive nature reserve around Merri Creek accounts for nearly 40% of Platform. The green open space and interconnected walking and cycling trails allow everyone to enjoy a range of outdoor activities, and will be complemented by a number of contemporary landscaped parks. The Growling Frog Golf Course is little more than a swing away, and a significant investment in sports facilities, fitness centres and wellness providers rounds out the offerings for an active, healthy lifestyle.
Growling Frog Golf Club
Merri Creek Trail toward CBD
Australian property developer Blueways creates communities in which everyone can thrive. Its team believes that informed design and beautiful living spaces should not be exclusive. We provide meticulously conceived and brilliantly delivered projects that are within reach of as many Australians as possible.
Blueways is known for its successful and innovative developments across townhouses, high density apartments, medium density housing and land sales. The Melbourne-based group’s current schedule of projects will see the construction of 4,500 dwellings, housing over 17,000 people, by 2024.
Wolfdene shares the excitement of creating a new home and we aim to create places where people live the lifestyle they aspire to. We see ourselves as a new generation of property developer, learning from what has been created in the past to deliver neighbourhoods that suit the way people want to live today. Our communities are carefully considered in their design, architecture and site–specific urban planning to engage residents and foster interaction. Our constant challenge is to ensure a Wolfdene neighbourhood is a neighbourhood you look forward to coming home to.