Here is a look back on the year that was.
A new community in the making
The year started with production crews filming, the website launching and a buzz. Through lots of chatter on social media, the name New Gardens at Thornhill Park was doing the rounds months before this community launched.
Registrations started early
As soon as it was possible to register online, would-be buyers provided their details. It seemed everyone who was looking to settle in Melbourne’s west now had New Gardens in their sights and wanted to be notified when the first lots were selling.
VIPreview proved very popular
Interest was so great that an exclusive invitation-only VIPreview was planned. Then it happened. The week of this very special event, Melbourne went into Stage 4 lockdown. Suddenly everyone was confined to their homes with any movement restricted to a 5 kilometre radius. So as not to disappoint all those who accepted, our presenters took matters into their own hands, actually filming themselves in their living rooms. It was a mammoth effort and our VIPreview went ahead, broadcast online to a very eager audience.
First release sold out fast
The Premier Release sold out, all 21 lots and most within hours. New Gardens was already fast becoming a community. Remarkable given that most people had not been able to visit the location in person. That is the value of being so close to well established suburbs. Everybody knows that New Gardens is in the thriving western corridor and this is where they want to be.
A new Sales Centre
No one anticipated that lockdown would last as long as it did. So it really was some feat that despite this, the new Gardens Sales Centre was actually constructed and fitted out in readiness for when visitors would be permitted.
Opened by Federal Minister
Michael Sukkar, the Federal Minister for Housing officiated at the opening of the New Gardens Sales Centre showing how significant this community is. The New Gardens Sales Centre is now open from 11am to 5pm daily. We are taking a short break from December 20 – January 4 to spend some time with our families, but we can’t wait to welcome you back next year.
With 2021 almost here, happy new year from everyone on the team.