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The final stage of the 193-hectare Jacksons Hill residential development in Sunbury is now complete.

Development Victoria recently transferred ownership of the last seven residential lots at Jacksons Hill - where thousands of people have called home over the last two decades.

Since the project commenced in 1997, more than 1,000 homes have been built across approximately 20 stages. It’s been one of state’s longest-running residential developments.

Development Victoria’s Group Head, Property Development Penny Forrest said the original vision to create a thriving community at Jacksons Hill has been delivered with more than 3000 people living on tree-lined streets close to parklands, schools and shops.

We’re proud of the legacy this development has created in the Sunbury community

“Since day one, Jacksons Hill has been an industry-leading project and was the first development of its kind in Australia that featured sustainable homes that directed surplus energy back into the grid,” Ms Forrest said.

“We’re proud of the legacy this development has created in the Sunbury community.”

Jacksons Hill has delivered significant benefits to the community through the creation of an adventure playground, 42 hectares of public open space, picnic areas, walking and cycling tracks.

The Jacksons Hill project has also received two major awards.

In 2008 – the project was named the Property Council of Australia’s Best Master Planned Community.

In 2014 – Wanginu Park, on the south-west corner of the development, received the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects award for Landscape Management. The park includes an area of Indigenous cultural heritage and ecologically significant grasslands, of which the protection and enhancement of were key elements of Development Victoria’s vision for the project.

“Jacksons Hill is a dynamic and picturesque place to call home, and the growing community will be able to enjoy the vast open spaces and lifestyle on offer,” Hume City Council Mayor Cr Carly Moore said.

“Housing developments such as Jacksons Hill have helped boost Sunbury’s population over the last two decades, providing residents with the perfect balance of city and country life.”

Updated on 13 May 2024