23A new 21-house display village, to be opened in Warragul by September next year is expected to become a resource for private, would-be homeowners from across the region. Baw Baw Mayor, Cr Murray Cook, turns the first sod for the project last week.
WITH the turn of a key, Baw Baw Mayor Cr Murray Cook fired up an industrial excavator and went to work breaking ground on a new display village in Warragul last Tuesday, which will provide a boost to the economy and also a valuable regional resource for homebuyers.
With an end value of approximately $13 million, the display village’s 12-month civil and residential construction schedule represents a substantial injection of capital into the local Warragul community, providing a boost for local construction businesses and associated industries.
A spokesperson for the project said early construction works had now begun on the new display village, which will showcase all the latest trends in construction and interior design for homebuyers seeking cutting-edge new ideas and inspiration for their homes.
“The new display village, which will be one of the largest in regional Victoria, will feature 21 display homes from more than 10 Gippsland and national builders,” he said.
“This will ensure a wide range of choice and provide an opportunity to see and touch all the finishes, fixtures and fittings available to help homebuyers create their dream home.”
The new display village, expected to open to the public by September 2015, will sit in a prime position on elevated land overlooking a park which incorporates the first-stage wetlands, established in 2011, native vegetation reserves and extensive walking tracks.
The estate, now in its 40th stage, will eventually be home to between 4000 and 5000 people; part of the burgeoning growth in the area.
Further details on the location of the display village will be published at a later date.