Merrifield in the Herald Sun
Herald Sun (Melbourne), Melbourne, 26 Sep 2015
THE multi-use Merrifield development in Melbourne’s north will create a “new city” comprising more than 5000 homes, a 110ha waterfront city centre, and a 330ha business park offering more than 20,000 new jobs.
When completed, Merrifield will offer buyers a combination of living, leisure and work solutions in one destination.
Land releases at Merrifield cater to a broad range of buyers designed to accommodate the latest home designs.
The display village showcases 35 homes from 18 leading home builders.
Residents will enjoy a real sense of arrival at Merrifield, with a multi-million dollar landscaped entry featuring a sculpture created by renowned Melbourne artist Alexander Knox.
The neighbourhood park enhances the lifestyle of locals, with state-of-the-art play and sports equipment for kids of all ages, including a multi-use sports court, trampolines, a wave climbing net and slide, musical poles and swings.
The vast Merrifield Park abutting the development is a state initiative with potential for a lake, boardwalks, walking trails, as well as sports and recreation facilities.
Community and recreational amenities will include four schools (two primary and two secondary), a kindergarten, maternal and child health care, meeting rooms, a council library and an aquatic centre. Medical and health facilities, including a hospital, are also proposed.
The 110ha Merrifield city centre will be a vibrant retail, leisure and community enclave featuring retail hubs, supermarkets and fresh food stores as well as casual and formal dining and entertainment options along the waterfront to Merrifield Park.
Located next to the residential and city centre precincts, the 330ha Merrifield Business Park is set to be a key business and employment hub, playing a crucial role in Melbourne’s northern growth corridor.
Merrifield is 30km from Melbourne’s CBD and 15 minutes from Melbourne Airport.
The development has direct access to the Hume Freeway from Donnybrook Rd, the Donnybrook railway station is nearby and new bus services are also on the way.