Berwick Waters Quarterly Update July 2022

22 July 2022

Dear residents and community members,

The year is rolling by remarkably fast and it’s time to update you on project activity at Berwick Waters.

We now have an approved Urban Development Framework (UDF) from the City of Casey.  UDF is a masterplan that outlines the locations and the various future uses of the Town Centre.  Mondous Property can continue to progress their design work and expect to begin bulk earth works around the Town Centre by Q3 2022.

In the meantime, the new section of Honour Avenue from Riverstone Boulevard to Macumba Drive is completed and currently anticipated to open in August this year.

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We appreciate your patience and feedback, and we’ll continue to provide updates to the community.

Jill Lim, Development Director – Land, for Frasers Property Australia


Community Project


Status as at July 2022

New road upgrade to connect Soldiers Road to Bells Road (Bells Road Extension)

Frasers Property Australia

Works have commenced on the construction of a new section of road through our property running between Soldiers Rd (where it bends) and Bells Road (where it currently terminates at Thompsons Road).  Along with the road construction we are also installing sewer, water and gas assets.  This work is the construction activity currently occurring in the vicinity of the future Town Centre site.

Bulk earthworks on the Town Centre site itself are expected to start in Q3 2022 subject to Council approval (refer below).

Completion of this new road link is expected by Q3 2023.

New road connection – Honour Avenue through to Riverstone Boulevard and Macumba Drive

Frasers Property Australia

This road is now 95% complete.

The final 150 metre section of this road now remains to be completed.  This section crosses the Victorian Desalination Pipeline so it is very sensitive infrastructure and requires approval from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) before work can begin.  We have been working towards obtaining this approval for almost 18 months now but still haven’t secured it so will keep on it.

When completed ownership of the roads is transferred to City of Casey Council.

New road connection – Honour Avenue from Macumba Drive to Soldiers Road

Frasers Property Australia, Mondous Property Australia and Circa Estate/City of Casey

Multiple stakeholders are responsible for various sections of these roadworks. The range of parties involved is due to land ownership boundaries and the separate planning permit requirements.

Frasers Property is currently in the tendering process for a civil contractor to complete a section of Honour Avenue east of Macumba Drive.  We anticipate completion of this section by mid 2023.

Both Mondous Property and Circa Estate are responsible for the other two final sections of the road that will connect back into Como Parade and Huckerby Drive/Soldiers Road.  We are advised both these sections will also be completed by 2023.

Upper Banks & Promenade Village Wetlands

Frasers Property Australia

We are currently experiencing pressure on construction resources in the building sector and as a result we have had to prioritise civil works projects within the community.

At this stage we focussed resources on bulk earthworks to the town centre and roadworks over commencing excavation for the final section of wetlands.

Unfortunately, this will push the timeline for commencement the third and final stage of the wetlands back although we still expect to begin by the end of 2022.

We’ve submitted our final landscape construction drawing package to the City of Casey for the shared path network with seating and small fitness areas dotted along the first section of wetlands adjacent to Stages 1 and 3. Once these plans are approved, we will order plants and from there can program delivery timeframes more accurately.

College Green Conservation Reserve

Frasers Property Australia

While Berwick Waters was the only community in the south-eastern corridor to have its plans approved for the Conservation Reserve, we are now in a holding pattern.

This is because Melbourne Water, DELWP and the City of Casey advised they wanted to undertake a full Cardinia Creek Conservation Corridor review.

We recently received some feedback from that process and have resubmitted drawings to the authorities for their approval.  Hopefully the authorities can quickly determine our revised drawings are agreeable to all and we can receive approvals and schedule the works in again.

Sporting ovals (located at Springleaf Avenue between Waterfront and Heritage Hill precincts)

 City of Casey

We understand The City of Casey is currently drafting the functional layout plan, specifying uses for the site.

Residents can contact the City of Casey’s Recreation & Open Space Planning Team on 03 9705 5200 if they have a specific question.

Proposed primary school

Victorian Government (Department of Education and Training Victoria/Victorian School Building Authority)

There are two landowners of the primary school site. Mondous Property owns the smaller area, and the developer of Aspen on Clyde owns the remainder. We understand Government is continuing their discussions with both landowners to be able to take the process to the next stage.

We have not been informed of any material progress since our last quarterly update.

The Waterside Centre (next to McDonalds)

Mondous Property Australia

We understand the Sri Lankan restaurant and café are working towards opening soon although we have no date at this stage.

Mondous Property has advised leasing agents are continuing to work on securing businesses for the final tenancies.

The Town Centre

Mondous Property Australia

City of Casey has now approved the Urban Development Framework (UDF).  UDF is a masterplan that outlines the locations and the various future uses of the Town Centre.  Mondous Property are continuing to progress with their design work.  Approval of the UDF is a key step to progressing to receiving the planning permit through City of Casey.  Bulk earthworks are expected to begin in Q3 2022.

Mondous Island Wetlands

Mondous Property Australia

Final landscape construction documentation should be submitted to the City of Casey in Q3 2022. Following approval by the Council and Melbourne Water, the process of plant propagation, contractor tender and appointment, and ultimately works can be undertaken. We will update the community on the expected delivery timeframes in future updates.

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