Lakeside Pakenham is experiencing a rising trend in extended families moving in, proving the community, which recently celebrated 10 years, is more close-knit than ever.
Parents following children, grandparents following grandchildren - the Lakeside community is fast becoming the destination of choice for families and their extended relatives, according to residents of the tight-knit community.
Lakeside Pakenham resident Jacki Schoonerderwoerd said she decided to make the move to follow her daughter and son.
“Both my kids had already moved to Lakeside Pakenham and now we’ve been here for three years – we walk the dog everywhere, people stop and talk to you – it’s just like the old days,” Jacki said.
“We had visited the community before and thought it was so beautiful. Now we are living here and it feels like a resort everyday!”
Delfin Lend Lease Project Director Sharon Coates said there was a definite growing trend towards residents moving to Lakeside to be with their extended families, and with National Families Week from May 15 – 21, there was no better time to celebrate the importance of family.
“Lakeside Pakenham is a family-friendly community, and we often see visiting relatives become residents,” Ms Coates said.
“Many of these families have joined Lakeside’s community groups, and are now actively involved in the community so we are proud to acknowledge National Families Week and the importance of families being together.”
National Families Week aims to mark the importance of families as the most fundamental units of society, as well as to draw attention to the plight of families in many parts of the world.
For more information about the 2011 National Families Week, visit http://www.familiesaustralia.org.au
Lakeside Pakenham incorporates 36 hectares of open space, including a 6.5-hectare lake, parklands, creek reserves and wetland areas; a range of housing options; recreational and educational facilities; and the Cardinia Cultural Centre.
The 276-hectare Lakeside community looks forward to the completion of the Cardinia Road train station in 2011 and the 10,000m2 Lakeside Square Town Centre in 2012. Lakeside Square will complement the extensive array of shops, services amenity that already exist at Lakeside.
The 2008 UDIA award-winning Lakeside Pakenham is being developed by Delfin Lend Lease, Australia’s largest developer of masterplanned communities, with 26 projects nationally.