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July 2022 in Construction

Buying off the plan – What does it mean?

Buying off the plan means entering into a contract to purchase a property before the property title is created and construction is complete or has even started. This can include the sale of vacant land, house and land packages and strata properties...

July 2022 in Design Inspiration

The Power of a Vision Board

Vision boarding is an excellent way to clarify goals and motivate you to bring them to life. Quite literally, it’s a physical manifestation of your goals and a tangible representation of the vision you have for yourself.

Vision boarding...

June 2022 in Design Inspiration

WHAT’S NEW IN HOME DESIGN?

We talk to JG King Homes’ Catherine Scott and ask her what are the biggest design trends she’s seeing so far in 2022.

Once you’ve purchased your lot, the next big decision you’ll need to make is what to build.

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June 2022 in Design Inspiration

Winter gardening can be both fun and refreshing. Here is some inspiration for some low maintenance herb options to grow in your home gardens this winter.

Gardening can be pure joy, especially during the cold winter months. There is a good level of moisture in the soil...

May 2022 in Design Inspiration

WHAT’S NEW IN HOME DESIGN?

We talk to Metricon’s Sandy Dique for her insights.

Once you’ve purchased your lot, the next big decision you’ll need to make is what to build.

And if you’re looking for inspiration, there’s no doubt that visiting...

May 2022 in Events & Local Area

So, you’re planning on buying, and maybe building, a house. One of the first and most important factors to consider when you embark on your new home journey is the location and neighbourhood where you’ll ultimately be living.

Most of us want to...

May 2022 in Design Inspiration

The interior colour trends and styles for 2022 will recharge, break boundaries and refresh every space in your home.

After 2yrs of spending plenty of...

May 2022 in Construction

It's great news for the residents of Tarneit and Truganina, as the long-awaited Morris Rd overpass is now open! The overpass has taken 18 months to design and build, and will make access to Leakes Road and Dohertys Road easy for the Westbrook Community.

The overpas is Dennis Family...

May 2022 in Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that came along to the Westbrook Easter Egg Hunt. It was a fabulous morning and great to see everyone in our community out and about and enjoying a coffee, hot cross bun, and a few chocolate eggs. 

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April 2022 in Design Inspiration

How Smart Home Technology is Changing Today’s Homes.

When purchasing a home, buyers used to base their decisions in part on how to customise their home based on resale value. In recent years, however, design experts have noticed that homebuyers are no longer building...

April 2022 in Events & Local Area

You're invited to come along to our family fun Easter event.

Where: Central Park, Corner of Society Boulevard and Latitude Promenade, Truganina

When: Sunday 17th April 2022

Time: 9.30am - 1.00pm

If you would like to...

March 2022 in Construction

How to buy land at Westbrook. Your simple step-by-step guide.

Thinking about buying a block of land at one of our Dennis Family Corporation Communities, but not sure where to start? We’ve put together a helpful video that explains the process of buying a block of land at Westbrook.

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March 2022 in Events & Local Area

At Westbrook, we believe that a connected community is a happier, safer community. That’s why we have teamed up with Neighbourhood Watch Victoria as one of their “Building Community Together” partners.

For more than 35 years, Neighbourhood Watch has been working with...

March 2023 in Design Inspiration

WHAT’S NEW IN HOME DESIGN?

We talk to Dennis Family Homes’ Anik Kapoor to find out.

Building your own home is one of the most exciting journeys you’re ever likely to embark upon. And if you’ve decided to take the plunge, one of the first big...

March 2022 in Events & Local Area

Your whole family is invited to join us at Central Park for some good old fashioned fun and laughs.

We'll have 4 fun zones set up with Lazer Tag, Mini Golf, Cricket & Soccer Catch 'n Save, and a Climb and Slide Obstacle Course.

When you need a break, we'll have a Chill Out Zone...

February 2022 in Meet Your Neighbours

First-home buyer, Meenu is an Early Childhood Professional, working with educators and families in long day care settings. Having purchased land at Westbrook, she is currently in the process of moving into her new home and couldn’t be more excited!

We took this opportunity to chat with...

February 2022 in Construction

How to choose the right builder for you? Our top tips.

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and build your dream home and choosing the right home builder is one of the first, and most important, decisions you’ll make. Picking the right builder for your new home can...

February 2022 in Events & Local Area

Free choc tops, free popcorn, free bean bags*, free laughs!!!

It’s our first event of 2022 and it’s going to be so much fun! We’re showing the movie ‘Tom & Jerry’ on the big outdoor screen at Central Park from 6pm to 9pm, Saturday 12th.

So invite your family...

February 2022 in Events & Local Area

Twenty-eight not-for-profit groups operating in the Wyndham area have shared in $35,000 of financial grants distributed through the 2022 Westbrook Community Fund.

Each group was awarded a grant between $750-$1,500 to support their local community project.

One organisation that was...

January 2022 in Events & Local Area

The Victorian Government is currently in the process of planting new trees in growth areas across Melbourne to support air quality, reduce temperatures, provide more shade, open spaces and reduce pollution. Melbourne’s west is set to see new trees planted as part of the state $5 million...

January 2022 in Meet Your Neighbours

LIVE LOCAL.

This month we chat with recent purchaser, Girish.

An IT professional, Girish currently lives in Melbourne’s Blackburn with his wife and two children. Second-time home...

January 2022 in Construction

One thing is for certain – there are never too many dull moments, or much downtime involved, in Alex Gibson’s job with SOHO Living.

Joining the company just over 2 years ago, Senior Development Manager Alex is responsible for overseeing the organisation, direction and delivery of the...

December 2021 in Design Inspiration

Of all the holidays, the Festive Season provides the best opportunity to let your creativity and design aesthetic shine. Whether you're obsessed with finding the perfect spot to hang some fairy lights, want to get crafty with your lounge room mantelpiece or pull together some eye-catching table...

November 2021 in Events & Local Area

Meet Kirsten Marran, President, Wyndham Little Buddies Toy Library.

It takes more than bricks and mortar to establish vibrant healthy communities; it also requires a range of services delivered by community groups and associations which are at the heart of every community. But while the...

November 2021 in Design Inspiration

SPRING MAKEOVER: OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

 After hibernating inside over the colder months, it’s time to embrace outdoor living again and focus on getting your entertainment and living spaces ready for the warmer months.

The key idea behind creating a seamless connection between...

November 2021 in Construction

Your guide to going solar in the home.

More Australians are embracing the benefits of solar energy and battery storage than ever before. With solar panel prices still coming down and a host of government solar and battery rebates to help get you started, it’s worth...

November 2021 in Covid-19

THE WESTBROOK LAND SALES CENTRE IS OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Please pre-book an appointment before you arrive at the land sales centre as we are currently not taking walk ins.

We ask that you...

October 2021 in Events & Local Area

Love Local.

Meet Sarah Connolly, MLA Tarneit.

This month as part of our LOVE LOCAL series, we took the opportunity to chat with Sarah Connolly MP State Member for Tarneit, about her path to becoming a politician, her work in and around the local...

September 2021 in Construction

Paul Melideo, Westbrook’s Senior Project Manager, explains what happens once you buy your lot and before your title issues, and also how residential land developments come to life.

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September 2021 in Design Inspiration

Right now, the mornings are crisp, and the days are getting longer. With the clouds clearing (most of the time), it's the perfect time to prepare your garden for Spring and decide which plants you want to grow.

To inspire you and get you moving, here’s our comprehensive guide on how to...

August 2021 in Covid-19

 

The health and wellbeing of our staff, residents, contractors and customers is our number one priority, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and act quickly on the advice of the Australian Federal and State Governments in following their recommendations for reducing the spread...

July 2021 in Money Matters

Super v Mortgage? Where should you put surplus cash?

The last 18 months have highlighted the importance of future-proofing your financial security. But if you’re lucky enough to have a little cash left in the bank at the end of each month, working out the best place to...

July 2021 in Covid-19

 

The health and wellbeing of our staff, residents, contractors and customers is our number one priority, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and act quickly on the advice of the Australian Federal and State Governments in following their recommendations for reducing the spread...

July 2021 in Meet Your Neighbours

Westbrook’s community is growing by the day, with over 222 lots now sold in 2021!

This month we chat with brand-new resident, Praveen Koganti.

Second-home buyer, Praveen, works as a Sourcing Manager at a Bank in Docklands, while his wife, Santi, works in Aged Care. The couple...

July 2021 in Design Inspiration

With the master bedroom being the most personal space in the house, its design, look, and feel should reflect your personality. Watch the video below and take some inspiration from our interior designer, Gail Connor, and pickup up some quick and easy tips to personalise your master bedroom this...

June 2021 in Covid-19

 

Great news Melbourne! Our land sales centre is now open from 10am - 5pm Daily!

However, all visitors to our land sales centre will be required to:

    ...
May 2021 in Covid-19

 

The health and wellbeing of our staff, residents, contractors and customers is our number one priority, as we monitor the COVID-19 situation closely and act quickly on the advice of the Australian Federal and State Governments in following their recommendations for reducing the spread...

March 2021 in Design Inspiration

Looking for fun family activities to enjoy at Easter in addition to an egg hunt? Here are our top five activities to do together that are suitable for all ages.

Egg and Spoon Race

Who can resist a good old-fashioned egg and spoon race? You can use the traditional...

March 2021 in Money Matters

For individual homeowners, a mortgage is often their single largest source of debt and has the greatest effect on their finances, and their ability to stay solvent through wage decreases or wage losses. For lenders, mortgages are typically the most significant asset on their retail banking...

March 2021 in Design Inspiration

Furniture worth Investing in.

So, you’ve built your dream home and now you need to furnish it. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s important your home interiors are designed to suit your lifestyle and your personality. It’s where you spend the majority of your...

March 2021 in Construction

Summer may be the time when many of us take time to relax and do things at a slightly slower pace. But it’s been business as usual at Westbrook, with plenty happening around the Estate over the past couple of months!

Over...

January 2021 in Events & Local Area

At this year’s Westbrook Community Fund presentation evening taking place on Thursday, 10 December, 25 community and not-for-profit...

January 2021 in Events & Local Area

Summer’s here! School’s out, the days are long and golden, and the weather is warm. And given all the challenges of the year just gone, this Summer seems especially precious. Which is why it’s time to time to find our joy again and celebrate the most Australian of seasons.

But if you find...

January 2021 in Events & Local Area

With many holidaying at home this Summer, it doesn’t mean the holidays need to be boring, here are some great ideas to get you out and about and safely exploring with the whole family.

Imaginaria at Docklands till 31 Jan

Imaginaria brings you a world of imagination...

December 2020 in Events & Local Area

2020 has been a very challenging year for us all! 

From all of us at Westbrook we would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and wish you all a very happy and safe festive season!

Our Sales Centre will be closed from 5pm 23 December and will reopen 10am 4 January...

December 2020 in Events & Local Area

Whether you're a golfer, a foodie, a lover of the great outdoors or just looking for something fun to amuse the kids on the weekend, there’s no shortage of fantastic attractions and activities guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained, all within 30 minutes of Westbrook.

Here are...

December 2020 in

UPDATE -  The Westbrook Sales Centre is now open daily 10am - 5pm.

 We are thrilled to be able to welcome you back into our Westbrook Land Sales Centre!

As always, we remain focused on ensuring a safe environment for both our customers and staff...

December 2020 in Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which provides grants for home builders and renovators has been extended to 31 March 2021. The extension is expected to see a further 15,000 construction projects under the scheme.

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October 2020 in Meet Your Neighbours

Local business is at the heart of every community and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many great businesses, services and organisations at Westbrook!

Now, more than ever, we need to support our local enterprises, so each month we are going to profile one of the terrific ventures...

October 2020 in Design Inspiration

Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s a great time to start prepping your outdoor space for the season ahead. And nothing adds cosiness and light to a backyard setting quite like your very own fire pit!

Since time immemorial, communities have gathered around a fire to discuss...

October 2020 in Design Inspiration

Jacinta Evans, Senior Interior Designer, Metricon.

The lounge room is often referred to as the heart of the family home – regularly having a duel life as a living and a work zone.

It can often be a challenge when designing a lounge room to find a cohesive balance ...

September 2020 in Money Matters

Hi everyone, we'd love to introduce you to Cheryl Pearson - our delightful Sales Consultant at Westbrook, Truganina

Today Cheryl discusses everything you need to know about the Home Builders Scheme, from lodging your application, first home owner programs, investment property...

September 2020 in Money Matters

Right now, we have a selection of lots that are not only titled and ready to build, they also have up to $25,000 Land Rebate from Westbrook.*

Being titled also means they are ready for you to apply for the $25,000 Government HomeBuilder Scheme^ before it expires.

...

October 2020 in Design Inspiration

Who amongst us doesn't hanker for a bit more space? Whether your home is big or small, we’ve got plenty of tips to create space and make your house feel more roomy, comfortable and relaxed.

Mirror Image.

Mirrors are one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to...

June 2020 in Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully understand what it means for you?

To help, we’ve pulled together answers to some of the most frequently asked...

June 2020 in Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme provides eligible owner-occupiers with a grant of $25,000 to build a new home or substantially renovate an existing home.  This will be a welcome relief to many Australians and the...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense.

Here are our top tips for getting started…

What to plant?

The very first thing is to decide what you want to grow. This can...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some essential winter decorating and organising tips for your home that might inspire.

Layer it up!

Just like laying up our clothes during winter, we can also do...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an opportunity to unwind and offer you an environment of calm to enhance your wellbeing and happiness.

It’s important to feel connected and calm within our homes and these...

May 2020 in Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and tackle a few value-adding DIY projects around the house.

Check out our top 10 easy home improvement ideas that you can start right...

May 2020 in Covid-19

On behalf of Dennis Family Corporation, we wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate all Victorians for helping to successfully 'flatten the curve'. As the Victorian Government has now reduced restrictions around gatherings, we're pleased to announce that the Westbrook Sales Centre has re...

April 2020 in Money Matters

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation.

Try these easy & cheap hacks to get your humble abode looking fresh & fabulous.

1. Declutter your Home

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April 2020 in Design Inspiration

If you’re spending more time at home, growing your own herb garden is the perfect home project for you. Growing your own herbs is easy and cheap, plus there is nothing quite like the hit of fresh rosemary or basil on your home-roasted meat & vegies or favourite pasta dish.

Here’s what...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

Honest comforts

Layer up comforting cushions, throws, knits and faux furs to make any space feel instantly inviting. This approach will see you through autumn and winter, and still light enough to see your home fashionably dressed ready for spring.

...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once.  

Too often, buying something in a rush can result in a design decision you will regret.  You may end up with a ‘matchy matchy’ interior that lacks personality, or even worse...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy

So you’ve finally moved into your new house! But to really complete your dream home, it’s time to tackle the garden! The first step? Creating the perfect lawn. And while you might think it’s as simple as...

March 2020 in Design Inspiration

A new year brings reflection and a yearning for simplicity, a sense of calm and to put the chaos of the festive season behind us, which denotes many changes and influences across interior design trends for 2020.

Mindfulness purchasing

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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

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

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

Making the decision to buy land and build a new home is an exciting journey but can also be a daunting process even if you already own a home. That’s where the team at Westbrook is here to help and step you through the process.

Here’s our quick guide to the steps involved in buying your...

January 2020 in Construction

Where to next? 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. 

We recommend that you contact your bank or a mortgage broker to find the right type of loan to suit your needs. Once...

January 2020 in Construction

One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘should I buy before selling my existing property, or should I sell my existing property first?’.

Quite simply, every situation is different, and we recommend you consult an...

January 2020 in Construction

Another option chosen by some purchasers is to keep their current home as an investment and upsize to something larger. This can provide financial benefits, however, we recommend you speak to your financial advisor about your options before making any decisions.

January 2020 in Construction

Here’s where our team is key!  Our team have years of experience and have a unique understanding of how daunting the process can be.  They’ll be with you every step of the way to make sure your dream of buying land and building the right home for right now is seamless.

Once you choose a...

January 2020 in Construction

At your appointment, you will be required to sign an unconditional contract of sale and all parties whose name/s appear on your contract will need to attend, along with photo identification such as a Passport or Driver’s Licence.

Prior to signing your contract, we do recommend that you...

January 2020 in Construction

The civil construction of each land release takes approximately 12 months. Before any machinery comes onsite, plans must be approved by the relevant authorities. Once these are approved, the construction phases would generally include: removing topsoil; laying of sewer, drainage, water and gas...

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

Throughout the construction phases, you will be issued with letters from our conveyancing team providing updates on construction and when settlement is expected. Of course, our team are always there to assist, answer any questions and provide guidance.

If finance is required, you must...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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, Westbrook Estate, as our major sponsor for 2015! 
 

Situated just a kick away on a 314 hectare site bounded by...

 

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