Media Release


Sea Views Boost Development in Curlewis Growth Corridor



The uninterrupted coastal views from Curlewis across the bay to the You Yangs and the Melbourne skyline are proving to be an attraction to home buyers, as the Curlewis growth area continues to mature and grow, the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Victoria said today.

Tony De Domenico Executive Director UDIA VIC 

Executive Director of the UDIA Victoria, Tony De Domenico said, housing development in the Curlewis growth corridor will continue to remain strong being driven by its close location and easy access to Melbourne, Geelong and the established communities of Drysdale and Clifton Springs, coastal position, lifestyle and housing affordability.

Mr De Domenico said the confidence and facilities in the Curlewis growth corridor will receive a significant boost this week when construction is commenced on the new Bayview on the Bellarine Shopping Centre, which is to consist of a full line Woolworths supermarket and eleven specialty stores located within the Bayview on the Bellarine estate.

"Major investments in shopping centre facilities provide strong community anchors and ongoing employment opportunities for local residents, bringing to fruition an enhanced lifestyle reflecting the aims of the quality master planning that was done for this area."

Aerial view of the Bayview on the Bellarine estate

Stephen Copland, General Manager of National Pacific Properties, responsible for the development of Bayview on the Bellarine said, "the Curlewis growth corridor has been a quiet achiever flying under the radar over the past eighteen months.

"This is rapidly changing as the four major developments that make up the growth area, representing approximately two thousand housing lots are starting to mature, with the completion of parks, new residents moving in and developing communities."

"Curlewis is really set to take off with the construction of the Bayview on the Bellarine Shopping Centre forming the first stage of a brand new town centre located at the highest point in Curlewis. Views from the centre down the main street will reach across Port Phillip Bay onto the You Yangs and Melbourne CBD.

"This part of the Bellarine Peninsula is rich in local heritage and provides a relaxed, semi-rural lifestyle. The area offers a vast array of established services, recreational and sporting activities, world-class wineries, restaurants, cafes, Sunday markets and annual festivals providing a strong foundation for new communities.

Mr Copland said, "being located next door to the well-established seaside communities of Drysdale and Clifton Springs, the Curlewis growth corridor is strategically located adjacent to existing local schools, a local shopping area, childcare services and medical and health centres, as well as a wide range of sporting facilities, clubs and community groups.

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