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Construction Update Stage 1 and 2 (Updated)

Construction Update Stage 1 and 2 (Updated)


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 16 Nov 2018

Image: Copal St looking West

We are delighted to announce that construction of Ambervue Stage 1 and 2 is now complete.  We continue to work with Council and Service Authorities to obtain our Statement of Compliance and lodge the Plans of Subdivision. Titles are forecast to be available early January with settlements occurring in late January.

Site access is now available for valuation inspections and soil testing purposes.  Please contact Steve at [email protected] or on 0418 363 423 to arrange a convenient time.

With registration of titles fast approaching, please ensure the following:

- Your builder and conveyancer are aware of the expected settlement date. 

- Funding is in place and ready for settlement.

- If yet to do so, lodge your house plans with the Ambervue Design Review Panel for approval.

 

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Cobblebank Train Station Designs Revealed

Cobblebank Train Station Designs Revealed


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 26 Oct 2018

The Ballarat Line Upgrade Consortium revealed designs for the new train station at Cobblebank today.  From the media release... 

The station will include an accessible pedestrian overpass, secure bike parking, a bus interchange and car park.

It is being delivered as part of the half-a-billion-dollar Ballarat Line Upgrade and will eventually service a community of 55,000 people, a massive increase from the area’s current population of around 1,000.

The new station will be near Ferris Road in the suburb of Cobblebank, and will be a central feature of a planned town centre that will include community facilities and retail shops.

Construction on the new station at Cobblebank is scheduled to start later this year, with preparatory works already underway. The local community is now being asked to have their say on landscaping at the station, with consultation sessions scheduled for late October and early November.

Visit our website for more information on the new station.



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Build Melton Hospital Campaign Hits 11,000 Supporters

Build Melton Hospital Campaign Hits 11,000 Supporters


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 20 Sep 2018

The Build Melton Hospital / Invest in the West campaign has received an enormous 11,000 signatures of support in the first four weeks.  A delegation, led by Mayor Cr Bob Turner, delivered 11,000 postcards to the State Government at the steps of Parliament House, demonstrating widespread community support for a hospital in Melton.


Melton City Council Chief Executive Kel Tori, as well as a number of doctors from the City of Melton, joined Cr Turner to present the postcards to Spring Street.  Cr Turner said that he was incredibly proud of everyone in the community who had shown their support for the campaign over the past four weeks, but said the campaign was just beginning.


“Receiving such incredible support in only four weeks exemplifies how desperately people in the community want a hospital,” Cr Turner said.


“This sends an undeniably strong message to the decision makers at Spring Street that the City of Melton, and surrounding communities, want the State Government to Invest in the West, and Build Melton Hospital".


“It is unacceptable that our residents have to face travel times of up to an hour just to reach a hospital, let alone waiting hours and hours in the emergency department before they are seen by a doctor.


“We have delivered 11,000 signatures in support of the campaign, but we are only just getting started.
“We are seeking an official commitment from the State Government, the Opposition, and all candidates to Build Melton Hospital ahead of the election on 24 November.”


Cr Turner is calling on the community to access buildmeltonhospital.com.au and sign the online petition, and to sign up receive regular email updates on the campaign.  Anyone wanting to find out more about the Build Melton Hospital: Invest in the West campaign is also encouraged to like the Build Melton Hospital Facebook page for updates.

Source: Melton City Council Media Release

 



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Construction of the New 'Toolern' Train Station Commenced

Construction of the New 'Toolern' Train Station Commenced


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 04 Sep 2018

Construction work on the new 'Toolern' Train Station has officially commenced

The new station will include:

  • - two platforms connected by an accessible pedestrian link
  • - sealed car parking
  • - drop-off zones, taxi spaces and secure bicycle facilities
  • - bus interchange and shelters
  • - security (CCTV) and lighting
  • - station facilities.

As previously reported, the new station is a short walk from Ambervue, and is expected to be taking passengers from late 2019.

This is an exciting announcement as we view public transport as being crucial to the liveability of any city through its contribution to important social, economic and environmental benefits. 

And it would seem to be a view shared by most based on the following articles here and here,

Stay up to date with the latest information on the Toolern Station by visiting the project website or the project facebook page

Image source: Regional Rail Revival - Monthly Works Notification

 



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Build Melton Hospital

Build Melton Hospital


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 16 Aug 2018

Following on from previous reports of plans for a new Hospital, the Melton Council today stepped up the pressure on all sides of politics with the launch of the ‘Build Melton Hospital’ campaign.  The hospital is proposed to be located within close proximity to the new ‘Cobblebank’ Train Station – just a short stroll from Ambervue.

From the media release…

Melton City Council, along with passionate residents, community groups and health professionals today launched the Build Melton Hospital campaign, 100 days out from the Victorian State Election on Saturday 24 November. 

City of Melton Mayor, Cr Bob Turner, said building a public hospital in Melton was a top priority for Council in the lead up to the election. 

“The City of Melton is one of Victoria’s fastest growing communities,” Cr Turner said. “In the next 30 years, our population will double to more than 400,000, making Melton as big as Canberra is today.

“A growing community needs a hospital. Building a public hospital in Melton will support our growing community, provide lifelong health care and create jobs, investment and opportunity.

“Melton Hospital will provide lifelong health care for residents of the City of Melton and surrounding communities, while reducing the pressure on hospitals in Sunshine, Footscray and Bacchus Marsh.  

“The City of Melton’s nearest major hospitals are the Western Hospital in Footscray – more than 30km away – or Sunshine where, according to Government data, patients in emergency wait up to two hours longer to see a doctor than at other hospitals.”

Cr Turner said an independent analysis of travel times and existing hospital services shows that the Melton Hospital will service residents of an area that stretches from Werribee to Woodend, and Ballan to Deer Park.

The City of Melton is asking the State Government, Opposition and minor parties to commit to building a 24-hour, full-service hospital in the suburb of Cobblebank, 4km southeast of central Melton, south of the Western Freeway and close to the future Toolern train station on the Melton line.

Hospital Location

A full-service, 24-hour hospital typically includes services such as an emergency department, cardiac and intensive care, acute surgical facilities and diagnostic services.

Cr Turner said the hospital would create hundreds of jobs during construction and many upon opening, including hundreds of doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, support and administrative staff.

“It’s time for Spring Street to Invest in the West and Build Melton Hospital.”

Please help support the push for the new Melton Hospital by signing the ‘Build Melton Hospital’ petition here

For more information, please visit the ‘Build Melton Hospital’ webpage and Facebook page.

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Melton Big V Thoroughbreds

Melton Big V Thoroughbreds


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 20 Apr 2018

Ambervue is proud to be a supporter of the Melton Thoroughbreds Big V Basketball teams. We encourage you to head down to the Melton Indoor Recreation Centre and watch your local Thoroughbreds in action. Refer to the Thoroughbreds 2018 fixture for game dates and times.

For all the latest local basketball information, or if you, a family member or friend are interested in trying your hand at basketball, please visit the Melton Thoroughbreds website or Facebook page for further details.

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Toolern Station Update

Toolern Station Update


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 16 Feb 2018

During November 2017, the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority (MMRA) asked the community and a range of other stakeholders to provide feedback on preliminary plans for the proposed new Toolern (Cobblebank) train station to help guide the planning and design outcomes.    

Today, the MMRA released a report providing a summary of the feedback received as part of the community consultation process.

Top of the list were issues relating to traffic and transport, followed closely by safety.  The full report can be found here.  

The MMRA have restated that the station is still planned to be taking passengers from late next year, subject to planning approval, and will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue.

To stay up to date with the latest information on the Toolern Station, please visit the MMRA website or Facebook page.

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Image Source: MMRA Community Feedback Report (linked)

 



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Construction Commenced at Ambervue!

Construction Commenced at Ambervue!


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Feb 2018

We are delighted to announce that construction of Stage 1 at Ambervue has commenced and is on schedule to be titled in the 3rd quarter of this year.  Preliminary earthworks are progressing well with the cutting for Ambervue Drive and Coral St already evident.  Sewer works are scheduled to follow shortly.  Stay tuned for further progress reports.

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Bridge Road Realignment Commenced

Bridge Road Realignment Commenced


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 05 Feb 2018

 

The western end of Bridge Road (near the wetlands) is closed to traffic as construction works commence on building the new bridge over Toolern Creek.  Vehicle detours are now in place.   Alternative vehicle access is available via Abey Rd, which provides a direct link to the Melton Train Station and the Melton Station Square shopping precinct.  Pedestrian access over the creek has been retained.  Bridge Rd is expected to be open for traffic in late 2018.

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Proposed New Basketball Stadium

Proposed New Basketball Stadium


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Dec 2017

The Melton Star Weekly today reported on a proposal by the Melton Council to build a brand new five court basketball stadium within the Toolern precinct.  “Council will consider funding to commence the planning and design work for a new stadium as part of decisions to be made regarding the 2018-19 capital projects budget.”

The Toolern plans come after Basketball Victoria last week released its Victoria Facility Master Plan, which highlights facility development and expansion required for the future of basketball across Victoria.

The Melton Star Weekly article can be found here.

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Opportunity to have your say on the 'Cobblebank' Train Station

Opportunity to have your say on the 'Cobblebank' Train Station


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 27 Nov 2017

The closing date to have your say on Cobblebank's Train Station is fast approaching.  Please submit any comments on the Ballarat Line Upgrade Website by Fri 1st December.  The new Station fact sheet can be found here.

The State Government has committed to build the brand new train station at Cobblebank with the aim of taking passengers by late 2019.

The new station will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue - and includes car parking, a bus interchange and bike storage. 

You can read the full government release here and stay up to date with the latest progress by visiting the project website or the project facebook page

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Cobblebank Town Centre - Information Session

Cobblebank Town Centre - Information Session


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 12 Nov 2017

Plan Melbourne 2017-2050 identifies the future Toolern Metropolitan Activity Centre as one of 'state significance'

As a future or prospective resident of Ambervue, I would like to extend an invite from our local Council to come along and find out more about Melton's largest future town centre.

Council is holding a Drop-In-Session to provide information to the community.  A visit is highly recommended.

When: Tuesday 21st November

Time: Anytime between 5pm to 8pm

Where: Western BACE (222 Ferris Road, Cobblebank)

More information is available on the Cobblebank Town Centre Facebook page

BACKGROUND

Melton City Council is developing the Toolern Metropolitan Activity Centre and Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework. An urban design framework is a detailed planning and design document that will guide the future development of the town centre.

Located in Cobblebank, this town centre will serve the region as the main hub for shopping, services, food and entertainment and will be similar to Sunshine and Broadmeadows town centres.  

Right next door will be a future employment area featuring office spaces, warehousing, big box retail and light industry.

Melton City Council recently commenced work in August, 2017 on the Toolern Employment and Mixed Use Urban Design Framework (UDF) and the revision of the adopted Toolern Town Centre UDF (2012).  

The Toolern Town Centre UDF is an existing document that was developed by the Victorian Planning Authority (formerly known as the Growth areas Authority) in consultation with Melton City Council. 

The existing adopted Toolern Town Centre UDF is required to be updated due to Plan Melbourne 2017 – 2050 (metropolitan planning strategy) upgrading the centre from a major activity centre to a metropolitan activity centre.

Further information and background documents can be found on the Melton Council website.  Council is seeking comments on the draft Background Report, with the closing date for submissions Wednesday 13 December, 2017.

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'Cobblebank' TRAIN STATION is Coming!

'Cobblebank' TRAIN STATION is Coming!


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 03 Nov 2017

The State Government has today confirmed plans to build a brand new train station at Cobblebank with the aim of taking passengers by late 2019.

The new station will be located near Ferris Road - within walking distance of Ambervue - and includes car parking, a bus interchange and bike storage. 

Locals will get an opportunity to have their say on the station’s concept designs in the comings weeks.

You can read the full government release here and stay up to date with the latest progress by visiting the project website or the project facebook page

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Proposed HOSPITAL for Cobblebank one step closer.

Proposed HOSPITAL for Cobblebank one step closer.


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 29 Aug 2017

Today's edition of the Melton Star Weekly has reported on the status of a proposed hospital for 'Cobblebank'. From the article:

"Melton Council has secured $300 million from investors to build a 150 bed private hospital - but it's dependent on the state government coming through with funds for the public hospital"

'The Council's chief executive Kelvin Tori told the meeting that a 10 hectare site off Ferris Road has been identified.  The land is within the council's planned Toolern 'health precinct' - but is only partly council-owned"

"Melton Council is now waiting on the state government to release a white paper on the future of hospitals in Victoria"

Stay tuned for further updates.  You can read the full article here.  Click here for the full edition of the Melton Star weekly.

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Ambervue officially now part of Cobblebank

Ambervue officially now part of Cobblebank


POSTED BY Ambervue Customer support ON 23 Aug 2017

The new suburb of Cobblebank, along with 10 other new suburbs, officially came into effect today.  Ambervue, (and the planned Major Activity Centre) are both located within Cobblebank

The new suburbs have been established across the growth corridor between the Melton township and Caroline Springs in areas including Plumpton, Rockbank and Truganina. Smaller changes will also take in long-established localities such as Melton South and Melton West, effectively changing the address of over 5,000 homes and businesses.

The changes are needed to ensure that population growth doesn’t push suburb densities beyond 20,000 residents, and to ensure that neighbourhoods and geographic characteristics are recognised as being unique.

Please visit Melton Council's website for further information. 

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