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January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active.  Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

  • Be aware, alert and do not approach a snake.
  • Safely remove any people or pets from the area where the snake was sighted.
  • Do...
January 2020 in Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in.

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since drownings can happen quickly and quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1. Always supervise kids around water...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes...

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now

Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible.

Slop on a...

January 2020 in Construction

Building your dream home can be an exciting but daunting process, you may start out finding the right location and block of land, or you may select your perfect house first. Buying land and building your home is one of the biggest undertakings you will make and can be quite overwhelming. These...

January 2020 in Construction

Before you go any further, it’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget you’ll need to factor in extra costs such as conveyancing, taxes, duties and fees. 
Contact your bank or a Mortgage Broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Obtaining a pre-...

January 2020 in Construction

Once you have decided on a lot you will need to sign contracts and pay an initial deposit. It is important that you understand the process involved which will be explained by the Land Sales Consultant. A copy of your land contract will also be emailed to your nominated conveyancer/solicitor to...

January 2020 in Construction

While you wait for your land to title, it’s time to research home designs and builders, check the design fit within your remaining budget and decide who you want to build with. You’ll need to make sure the home design you select can be adapted to comply with the design guidelines in the area...

January 2020 in Construction

Once you’ve selected a floorplan and façade to fit your lot, you will then have an appointment with a colour design consultant to select all your colours, fixtures, fittings and finishing touches. It is important to remember not to get too carried away in your consultation, as it can be easy for...

January 2020 in Construction

Your builder should now put together your home design costs, including any upgrades, inclusions, and your final site costs (if your lot is yet to titled, a provisional sum will usually be included), into a Building Contract.

It is important you go through both your written contract and...

January 2020 in Construction

Construction of your new home is broken down into various stages. You will be invoiced a percentage of your overall contract value at the completion of each stage so you will need to make sure your bank is prepared for these payment stages. These stages are usually;

  1. Slab
  2. ...
January 2020 in Construction

With your final inspection completed and any required touch ups or issues completed, it is now time to arrange for the final settlement payment to be made. Completion of your home needs to be within two years of settlement.

Planning in advance for removalists, selecting service providers...

January 2020 in Construction

With your final payment now made, you will receive the keys to your new home and will be guided through manuals and after care of your new home with a representative from your builder.

Your home will be covered by a range of guarantees, warranties and maintenance programs, it is important...

January 2020 in Construction

Congratulations, it’s now time to move in to your new home and enjoy everything your new home and its surrounding location has to offer.

December 2019 in Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new first home buyer deposit scheme, but not sure if you qualify or completely understand what it means for you? To help you, we’ve pulled together a brief overview of the...

November 2019 in Meet Your Neighbours

DFC organised a “Meet Your Neighbour” event at Westbrook on Sunday, 24th November for purchasers of blocks from stage releases that have recently settled.
Westbrook Senior Marketing Executive, Irene Najdecki said the community-focused event attracted a group of approximately 70 attendees...

December 2019 in Design Inspiration

Experiment with colour and texture to create your own individual style.

While it's natural to use the latest trends as a starting point to developing a style, creating your own look is essential to styling a home that is authentic to you. Tune in to yourself and think about what makes you...

November 2019 in Design Inspiration

How to turn a pallet into a vertical garden

Ideal for small outdoor spaces, like balconies and patios, this is a cheap and clever DIY to green up your walls.

Used for transporting bulk or heavy goods, timber pallets often end up in landfill or discarded on the side of the road if...

November 2019 in Design Inspiration

Experience the gorgeous blooms of the Victoria State Rose Garden at their best, with two huge days of entertainment and more than 5,000 roses to explore.

Wander through the stunning rose-lined pathways and pick up tips and tricks from the best in the business, including Kim Syrus, Jane...

November 2019 in Events & Local Area

Be sure to drop by the Westbrook Land Sales office and meet our

new sales consultant, Liliana Fierro-Martinez. Originally from

Columbia, Liliana is now a proud Melburnian who is thrilled to be

back working in the city’s expanding Western suburbs.

A qualified real...

November 2019 in Events & Local Area

Giving back through the Westbrook Community Fund

Eighteen not-for-profit groups working across Truganina, Tarneit and Williams Landing have received more than $24,000 in Westbrook Community Fund grants.

Dennis Family Group...

November 2019 in Events & Local Area

Wondering how to entertain the family on the weekend? Here are our top 3 outings things for the whole family to enjoy in and around Westbrook, all within a 20-minute drive from the estate.

SHADOWFAX WINERY:

For a perfect Sunday lunch the whole family will enjoy,...

May 2019 in Events & Local Area

Westbrook has partnered with Anytime Fitness Tarneit which held the inaugural Fitness in the Park activity for local residents on Saturday, 25 May.

People of all ages attended the free event in Westbrook’s Central Park, which offered a two-hour fitness program from 8.00am followed by a...

September 2019 in Design Inspiration

Planning your new kitchen is exciting. From deciding on your colour palette to choosing appliances, it’s easy to spend a lot of time on Instagram and Pinterest earmarking your design inspiration.

However, the myriad of options and decisions involved can sometimes make the whole experience...

July 2016 in Events & Local Area

On Easter Saturday well over 500 people made the most of the autumn sunshine and headed to Truganina’s Westbrook Central Park for the inaugural Westbrook Easter Egg Hunt.

Almost 350 children of all ages spent a happy, energetic – and fruitful, morning searching the park for over 6,000...

March 2017 in Construction

Tarneit is the proud owner of a brand-spanking new Kmart.

The new store will open this Wednesday, at 8am.

The new store will boast a brand new layout with all the trimmings - homewares, kids, clothing and more.

Reports the self-serve check outs will be central, aisles will...

December 2016 in Design Inspiration

Buying your own home is a milestone in your life. But it can be stressful, too. On top of paperwork and some moving shenanigans, you will still need to plan the look and the aesthetics of your new space.

Despite the stress that comes with it, decorating your new home can also be...

July 2016 in Events & Local Area

Westbrook are proud sponsors of the Liberian Youth Soccer Team. The team is comprised of 40 Liberian nationals between the ages of 16 through to mid-30s who love soccer, competing in both local and state tournaments. Westbrook is...

June 2015 in Events & Local Area

The Wyndham Suns Football Club are thrilled to welcome aboard the Next Big Thing in the West,...