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January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Iona College Opens

In just a few short years, Geelong’s newest suburb of Armstrong Creek has transformed from grassy paddocks to a thriving community, including the development and opening of some fantastic new schools just a short hop, skip and jump away from Ashbury...

January 2020 | Money Matters

Making home ownership easier – the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

Heard about the Australia Government’s new first home buyer deposit scheme, but not sure if you qualify or completely understand what it means for you? To help you, we’ve pulled together a brief overview...

January 2020 | Construction

Building your dream home can be an exciting but daunting process, you may start out finding the right location and block of land, or you may select your perfect house first. Buying land and building your home is one of the biggest undertakings you will make and can be quite overwhelming. These...

January 2020 | Construction

Before you go any further, it’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees. 
Contact your bank or a Mortgage Broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Obtaining a pre-...

January 2020 | Construction

Once you have decided on a lot you will need to sign contracts and pay an initial deposit. It is important that you understand the process involved which will be explained by the Land Sales Consultant. A copy of your land contract will also be emailed to your nominated conveyancer/solicitor to...

January 2020 | Construction

While you wait for your land to title, it’s time to research home designs and builders, check the design fit within your remaining budget and decide who you want to build with. You’ll need to make sure the home design you select can be adapted to comply with the design guidelines in the area...

January 2020 | Construction

Once you’ve selected a floorplan and façade to fit your lot, you will then have an appointment with a colour design consultant to select all your colours, fixtures, fittings and finishing touches. It is important to remember not to get too carried away in your consultation, as it can be easy for...

January 2020 | Construction

Your builder should now put together your home design costs, including any upgrades, inclusions, and your final site costs (if your lot is yet to titled, a provisional sum will usually be included), into a Building Contract.

It is important you go through both your written contract and...

January 2020 | Construction

Construction of your new home is broken down into various stages. You will be invoiced a percentage of your overall contract value at the completion of each stage so you will need to make sure your bank is prepared for these payment stages. These stages are usually;

  1. Slab
  2. ...
January 2020 | Construction

With your final inspection completed and any required touch ups or issues completed, it is now time to arrange for the final settlement payment to be made. Completion of your home needs to be within two years of settlement.

Planning in advance for removalists, selecting service providers...

January 2020 | Construction

With your final payment now made, you will receive the keys to your new home and will be guided through manuals and after care of your new home with a representative from your builder.

Your home will be covered by a range of guarantees, warranties and maintenance programs, it is important...

January 2020 | Construction

Congratulations, it’s now time to move in to your new home and enjoy everything your new home and its surrounding location has to offer.

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the...

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing...

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since drownings can happen quickly and quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1. Always supervise kids around water...

January 2020 | Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients...

Monday, November 11, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Snakes love summer too.

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active. Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

  • Be aware, alert and do not approach a snake.
  • Safely remove any people or pets from the area.
  • ...
Monday, November 11, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now – Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible. Slop on a high...

Sunday, November 3, 2018 | Design Inspiration

Plan ahead, and install a rainwater collection tank this year to help keep your garden looking its best for the entire growing season. Collecting rainwater now will reduce your demand on local water sources, and ensure you have plenty to keep your outdoor spaces looking their best.

Thursday, Ocrober 31, 2019 | Design Inspiration

Bring Spring inside this year with leaf print fabrics to help liven up your living space. It's the perfect idea for the plant...

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | Design Inspiration

Planning your new kitchen is exciting. From deciding on your colour palette to choosing appliances, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest earmarking your design inspiration.

However, the myriad of options and decisions involved can sometimes make the whole experience...

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | Events & Local Area

Nineteen not-for-profit groups working across Armstrong Creek and the surrounding areas have received $15,000 in Ashbury Community Fund grants.

Dennis Family Group Director, Grant Dennis hosted the night and spoke to the recipients about the importance of the Community Fund program.

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June 2019 |

Moving into a new home sure can be exciting, but it can also come with its challenges. Trying to shift your entire life while also juggling the demands of work, children and pets is no easy task, so it’s well worth doing some pre-planning to ensure your life doesn’t end up in a shambles during...

Friday, July 5, 2019 | Construction

Existing and future residents will have noticed plenty of changes taking place at Ashbury over recent months. Civil construction of Stages 8, 9, 10 and 11 is now complete, with new residents having taken possession of their land in early July. All roads in these stages have now been asphalted...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Construction

One of Geelong’s newest...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Construction

A new land release was launched at the Ashbury Estate...

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 | Construction

LAND is walking out the door at Ashbury in Armstrong Creek with the next stage of the subdivision going on...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Construction

Over the past couple of months, we’ve been thrilled to see the construction of many homes at Ashbury. It’s an exciting phase in the development of the Ashbury as we start to see the community beginning to take shape. And with buyers who purchased in Stages 4 to 7 expected to receive their titles...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Events & Local Area

Works at Ashbury have been in full swing with a number of key features and elements well underway. Recent drone footage, now available on the website, shows the significant development to the streets, landscaping and infrastructure.

New greenery is starting to make its way into the...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | Events & Local Area

Ashbury Estate couldn’t be prouder to support the continued success of the hometown basketball heroes, the Geelong Supercats, as they go from strength to strength. In recent months the Supercats have made a huge move to brand new courts located just around the corner from Armstrong Creek.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Construction

We are pleased to report that due to the good weather experienced over summer, construction at Ashbury has progressed very well.

All civil engineering services have been installed for stages 4 -7, concrete works are well under way and final roadworks are about to commence.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 | Construction

Making the move closer to the coast has never been more achievable with new lots soon to be released at Ashbury this spring.

Located right next to the future Town Centre at Armstrong Creek, and just a"10-minute drive from both the Geelong and beaches at Torquay and Barwon Heads, Ashbury...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 |

COUNTRY living has never looked so appealing, with Ashbury Estate releasing the greatly anticipated stage four this month.

Offering families an opportunity to escape the city and enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle, interest in the new release of land is expected to be strong, with Ashbury...

Saturday, September 17, 2016 | Design Inspiration

STAGE four has been released at Ashbury Estate in Armstrong Creek.

With two blocks available in stage one, stage two sold out and 12 blocks available in stage three, the estate has proved popular due to its country appeal.

There are 28 blocks available in stage four, with several...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 | Construction

Construction has started at Ashbury estate – the newest addition to the Armstrong Creek landscape.

Federal MP Sarah Henderson turned the first sod at the 1400 lot development, paving the way for work to start on the master--planned community.

The housing estate, off Boundary and...

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Construction

CIVIL construction has started at Ashbury in Armstrong Creek after a turning of the sod ceremony was held on Wednesday.

It was a significant event for Ashbury as it marks the start of what will become a thriving community.

Once civil construction is completed by late 2016, Ashbury...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 | Design Inspiration

As the Dennis Family Corporation began work this week on its latest project, a 1400-lot housing estate at the fast-growing Armstrong Creek, outside Geelong in Victoria, it also began a new “capital light" development strategy.

The Ashbury estate is one of two pro-jects in Victoria where...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | Events & Local Area

 

INVESTORS are recognising the appeal of Ashbury Estate and what it has to offer.

The Armstrong Creek development has generated significant interest from astute property investors including Geelong-based Dianne Dimitrievski.

A business development manager in Colliers...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | Events & Local Area

 

HOME buyers are encouraged to visit the Ashbury Estate Land Sales Centre in Mt Duneed to ensure they secure the best available blocks in the initial stage one and two releases.

With spring typically, a popular time of year for property buyers, land sales at Ashbury are expected...

Thursday, July 16, 2015 | Design Inspiration

ASHBURY Estate has commissioned local Geelong artist Justin Zahra to create a sculpture that will provide a distinctive landmark to welcome residents and visitors at its entrance.

Mr Zahra has harnessed a nomadic past to create a strong, one-of-a-kind sculpture called ‘The Silver Stag’....

Friday, July 3, 2015 | Money Matters

EVER thought about buying a house with a mate? How about 1400 homes?

A Geelong firefighter and a bus operator — who took a 15-year gamble on a potential development site — are the owners of Geelong’s latest housing estate.

Golfing buddies Geoff Mays and Gary Hodgson — both lifelong...

Monday, March 2, 2015 | Events & Local Area

Located in a prime position in the Armstrong Creek urban growth area, Ashbury is set to become the new name on the lips of homebuyers in the Geelong region.

One of the most trusted names in the residential development market, the Dennis Family Corporation has formed a development...

Thursday, February 5, 2015 | Events & Local Area

LOCATED in a prime position in the Armstrong Creek urban growth area, Ashbury is set to become the new name on the lips of home buyers in the Geelong region.

The Dennis Family Corporation has formed a development relationship with the owners of two adjoining land parcels to master plan a...