Faces of Ashbury. Cameron Lee, Senior Project Manager. | Ashbury Estate

Faces of Ashbury. Cameron Lee, Senior Project Manager.

Faces of Ashbury. Cameron Lee, Senior Project Manager.

March 2024 | Meet Your Neighbours

Currently living in Curlewis on the Bellarine Peninsula with his partner and five children – and Bluey the Blue Tongue Lizard, Cameron Lee joined Ashbury’s Project Management Team mid-way through last year, after 18 months working at Dennis Family Corporation’s Modeina and Donnybrae residential land developments.

We chat to Cameron to find out a little more about his role and what he thinks makes Ashbury special.

Tell us about your role and what this entails?

“As Senior Project Manager, I’m responsible for the overall management and delivery of the Ashbury development, including all medium to long term elements, while supporting and facilitating each of the project managers responsible for managing specific components.

“That includes ensuring that the team delivers each stage and any infrastructure projects as efficiently and effectively as possible, including preparation of development programs, coordination of infrastructure design and approvals, revision of design and plans for the subdivision, so the development progresses on schedule.

“Essentially my days comprise plenty of phone calls and emails, reviewing spreadsheets and attending meetings, with the ultimate goal of providing the best outcome for the project with the support of the wider team – both internal and external. I’m responsible for making sure all the moving parts come together as and when they should – and I love it!”

What is the best - and worst, thing about your role?

“On the plus side, I am a people person at heart, and I really enjoy working with a great team of people every day across myriad different roles. The consistently dynamic nature of my role also means that there’s something new happening every day which keeps me invigorated and on my toes. The worst thing is undoubtedly having to read and respond to so many emails! While I know they’re an essential communication channel for most of us, the sheer barrage of emails that people send can sometimes feel relentless – and sending an email definitely lacks the personal touch of a call.”

What’s so special about Ashbury?

“Well, for a start, it’s hard to go past Ashbury’s fantastic location. It offers the perfect lifestyle balance between city, country and coast, with everything anyone could ever need close by. Not only is the Armstrong Creek Town Centre right next door, with the Geelong CBD a short 15-minute drive away. But the estate’s smaller size coupled with its extensive dedicated conservation areas and greenways, means there’s still a very real sense of being close to nature. And of course, some of Victoria’s best beaches are just down the road!

“The level of amenity is also impressive for an estate of this size, and will ultimately include two sporting ovals, facilities for cricket, netball and lawn bowls, a government primary school and community centre, plus plenty of convenient shopping opportunities and a childcare centre.”

Who will Ashbury most appeal to?

I would definitely say families – it's a fantastic place for kids to grow up. But the beauty of Ashbury lies in the depth and variety of product offerings and surrounding amenity, which makes it so attractive to such a wide demographic of purchasers – everyone from first home owners, through to investors and downsizers. For anyone who is looking to buy into a well-designed, genuine community in a great location, with lots of established and proposed amenities, it’s pretty hard to go past”.

Finally, what are your  favourite things to do in and around Ashbury?

“For great cafes and bars, and lots of good shopping, it’s hard to go past Pakington Street in Chilwell Village and West Geelong. We also love walking along the Geelong Waterfront and the Eastern Gardens. The Barwon Heads Pub is the perfect place to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, overlooking the river mouth – and they do a great burger! And of course, the Bellarine Peninsula has it all – from beautiful beaches and great golf courses to award-winning wineries and breweries.”