Two residential villages, a new town centre and primary school will be some of the latest additions to Lakeside Pakenham, following the expansion of the community.
Including 600 new residential lots, there will be even more on offer for Lakeside residents with a future town centre, over 10,000m2 in size. This new development will house a proposed supermarket, medical facility, restaurant, cafés, offices and assorted shops.
Part of the new development is a proposed train station, providing residents with another transport link in the future. A planned primary school will also be built, offering locals more access to quality education.
The first of the new villages, Devonia Park, launched on January 17th with a family day out. The event was a great success with hundreds of people coming along to explore the new address and enjoy an acoustic band, free brunch and pony rides.
The village will feature three parks and incorporate a series of community orchards.
An outdoor kitchen at Devonia Park will provide a central focal point for the community and allow residents to use the communal produce of the orchards.
Devonia Park is named after the site’s original farm. First subdivided in the 1920s, the land was most recently owned by the Haakman family. Selected streets in Devonia Park will be named after family members.
With the two new villages, the population at Lakeside is expected to reach 8000 by 2013. The expansion will also increase Lakeside’s open space to a total of 36 hectares, including formal gardens, a 6.5 hectare lake, parklands, waterways and an extra two kilometres of hike and bike trails.