Five-minute suburb in works for Mambourin, in Melbourne’s outer southwest
PwC’s City Pulse analysis, revealed as part of the Herald Sun’s Future Melbourne series last week, identified that much of the west was being short-changed on entertainment, public transport, sports centres and open spaces despite being nation’s fastest-growing region.
“Our residents will be able to walk or cycle to everything they need, reducing their reliance on cars,” Ms Bloom said.
She said Mambourin would be built around a planned new train station on the existing Regional Rail Link, so residents would be able to commute to the CBD with ease.
But not all workers will need to commute — a supermarket, up to 50 specialty stores and an entertainment precinct with a cinema planned for the development’s “town centre” are expected to generate local jobs.
About 14ha of the site would also be allocated for mixed-use commercial purposes, Ms Bloom said: “It will be demand-driven, so it’s a bit early to determine what that will be.”
A private school, kindergarten, performing arts centre and library are also on the blueprint for Mambourin, along with a residents’ club with a pool, multi-use court, gym, function room, cafes and barbecue area.
The residential blocks will range in size from 250-800sq m, with house-and-land packages also set to be offered at affordable price points.