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Aerial shot of LUMA construction site

Construction of a new neighbourhood is underway in Melbourne’s west with the first townhouses at Development Victoria’s LUMA Sunshine North project set to begin.

Stage 1 features 86 homes and Development Victoria has partnered with Melbourne-based SAW Constructions to deliver a mix of one, two, three and four-bedroom townhouses, all of which have been sold.

Development Victoria has a strong reputation of creating residential communities across Melbourne like Riverwalk in the city’s west and Habitas Aurora in the north.

We are committed to making home ownership possible for more Victorians and creating places where people can live, work, play and relax.

LUMA is located on the former City West Water site along St Albans Road in Sunshine North that, when complete, will feature approximately 300 homes surrounded by green spaces.

LUMA will deliver sustainable and affordable housing opportunities for individuals, couples and families close to Sunshine Hospital and the Victoria University campus, as well as the Sunshine and St Albans Activity Centres, and the Melbourne CBD.

All homes will be within walking distance to a new local park, situated in the centre of the 12.5-hectare site.

Development Victoria’s Group Head of Housing Penny Forrest is excited to see building begin on the first homes within LUMA.

“We know that LUMA is already a highly sought after development with a broad mix of buyers attracted to its location and impressed by the diverse range of floorplans and quality inclusions each home will feature,” Ms Forrest said.

In addition to modern facades and spacious interiors, these energy efficient homes will feature solar panels and battery storage to help reduce residents’ carbon footprints and energy bills.

SAW Construction Director Steve Vranesic said: “Our company is delighted to be involved in the delivery of a prominent project providing innovative, sustainable and affordable homes in Melbourne’s west.”

Stage 2 sales are due to open in early 2024. A key feature will be our Priority Access program which offers eligible moderate-income earners an opportunity to buy affordable homes before they’re made available to the public.

Visit the LUMA project page for more information about this project.

Excavator moves dirt at LUMA construction site

Updated on 20 September 2023