Lynbrook

Key facts

Project area: 185 hectares
Population: 7000
Development timeframe: 10 years

Two decades ago, Lynbrook was a rural property on the industrial edge of the south-eastern suburbs, near Cranbourne. Places Victoria managed the subdivision of the land in the mid-1990s which, once released to the market, quickly established itself as one of the fastest growing estates in the City of Casey.

Building a community

Lynbrook was designed with sensitivity to the surrounding environment, providing its 7000 residents with a point of difference in the south-eastern suburbs – a tranquil, semi-rural lifestyle. Roads were detoured around ancient red gums and a park was designed to preserve a large stand of the trees. As well as its natural features, Lynbrook offers:

  • Recreational and sporting facilities, including an oval and BMX track
  • A lake and wetlands
  • An interactive playground
  • Two primary schools
  • A maternal child health centre and kindergarten
  • A shopping centre complex, including a Coles Supermarket
  • Lynbrook railway station on the Cranbourne line

Innovation and awards

The first residential community in Melbourne to fully integrate water sensitivity into its design, Lynbrook has won a number of awards and attracted wide interest within the development industry as an Australian leader and innovator in water sensitive urban design. The water sensitive design incorporates an innovative system that filters stormwater at street level, then sends it along meandering watercourses for more filtration before it flows into Lynbrook Lake.

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