Parklea has been named as a finalist in the 2019 Victorian UDIA Awards for Excellence with the jewel in its development portfolio, Timbertop, nominated for Best Residential Development.
Parklea had a vision for Timbertop as far back as 2002 when it purchased land in Officer from the Hicks family who had farmed there since the 1800s.
When work started in 2012, Timbertop was one of the first estates to open up the now thriving corridor between Berwick and Pakenham for residential development.
Thanks to careful planning and with the liveability of future residents in mind at every step, Timbertop is a prime example of what can be achieved by a developer who is invested in quality and cares about its legacy.
Now, seven years later, the 80-hectare estate is nearly complete with more than 700 homesites and 2,000 people enjoying life at the top.
The estate’s final releases have created enormous interest, with buyers keen to snap up the last blocks in the premium Chateau release and the Timbertop East release situated around the estate’s picturesque wetlands.
The Chateau release features a wide selection of lot sizes, including generous blocks ranging from 630m2 to 1,049m2. Situated at the high point of the estate, The Chateau release offers sweeping views of Officer across to Westernport Bay in the distance.
In contrast, the Timbertop East release affords residents water views across the wetlands. Timbertop East blocks range from 230m2 to 585m2 offering residents choice when it comes to building their dream home.
The 2.5-hectare wetlands are one of three significant open spaces within Timbertop, along with the 2 hectare Hicks Reserve and the 1-hectare Timbertop West Reserve.
Timbertop’s popularity with buyers is understandable when you consider its peaceful country setting surrounded by all the essential services needed by a growing community.
Timbertop has its own cafe, which has become a favourite meeting place for friends, family and neighbours wanting to catch up over lunch or coffee. The cafe was created using the original sales office and is run by a local couple who say they love living and working in Timbertop.
Timbertop also has its own childcare centre, while the area is serviced by a plethora of quality government and private schools.
Transport links are well developed with access to buses, trains and connection to the CBD via the Princes Highway.
Timbertop has completely transformed the once tiny hamlet of Officer. Now residents have at their doorstep an established shopping centre, fuel outlet and speciality stores.
Wine lovers don’t have to go far to enjoy a glass of locally produced vino and a tasting platter at D’Angelo Estate Vineyard.
Berwick, with its quaint village feel, is only a 10-minute drive from Timbertop, while a short drive north and you start climbing into the beautiful Dandenong Ranges.
Parklea Sales and Marketing Manager Jarod Mills said it was Timbertop’s “serene yet convenient lifestyle“ which set it apart and has helped produce exceptional sales results throughout the life of the project.
“Residents quickly fall in love with life at Timbertop. We have a varied community at Timbertop with residents keen to connect with their neighbours. People are searching for a community where they belong and at Timbertop we believe that is just what we have a created – a community where everyone feels at home.“