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St Albans Road, Sunshine North
Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country

Policy objective 


Development Victoria is creating a new neighbourhood in Melbourne’s west on the site of the former City West Water office.

LUMA Sunshine will provide approximately 300 townhouses consisting of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms suitable to a range of households and budgets, all located within walking distance to LUMA Park and surrounded by green spaces.

All homes will be located close to the newly created local park and surrounded by green spaces and new community facilities.

LUMA’s spacious local park will be a welcoming green spine that links the whole neighbourhood together. Covering 3,600 square metres, the park is designed around clusters of retained established trees and is planned to feature a fully equipped children’s playground, a sheltered BBQ, picnic area and kick-about spaces.

Future plans also include a pedestrian and vehicle bridge over Stony Creek via Metherall Street, providing a link between LUMA and the existing community, and new commercial and retail precincts featuring a mix of retail outlets such as supermarkets and specialty stores.

For more information about Luma visit the Luma Living website.

12.5ha project area

300 new homes

3,600m2 open space created



  • Community engagement on planned development 


  • Development Plan submitted to Brimbank City Council 


  • Development Plan approved 


  • Sales for LUMA stage 1 commence 


  • Early: Civil works complete
  • Late: Stage 1 home construction commences and stage 2 home sales commence


  • Mid: Stage 2 home construction commences 
  • Late: Pedestrian and vehicle bridge construction takes place


  • Early: First homes in Stage 1 complete and Luma Park complete
  • Mid/Late: Stage 1 homes complete
  • Late: Stage 2 homes complete and Stage 3 home sales commence


  • Stage 3 home construction commences 


  • Stage 3 homes complete 

Priority access

To help more Victorians buy their own home, we now offer eligible buyers exclusive access to affordable high-quality properties.

This means households earning up to $150,030 have a 7 day priority access period during which they can make a purchase before homes are made available to the general public, or exclusive access to properties created specifically for their price range. Find out more on the Luma living website.


Sunshine is a high-profile Local Government Area of which the City of Brimbank is the local governing authority. It's been recognised in State Government planning policies as an important activity centre and one of six National Employment Clusters with an expected population growth of 60,000 over the next 20 years.

Growth will be driven by expanding tertiary education, healthcare, retail and professional services.

Our development in Sunshine North will cater for this growth, providing accommodation for a range of households including first home buyers, key workers to support the neighbouring health and education precinct, young professionals, couples, growing families and established families.

Sunshine North is considered an ideal location for development due to its easy access to amenities, public transport, major roads and freeways.

The key objectives of the development are to provide:

  • A development built around a well-connected community.
  • A high-quality urban design outcome.
  • Diverse and well-planned housing options.
  • Walkability through pedestrian and cycling links.
  • Future retail and commercial opportunities on-site.

Making everyday living easier


The development is located approximately 13km west of Melbourne's CBD. The site is bound by St Albans Road, Western Ring Road, Stony Creek and vacant land to the south.

Development Victoria acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Custodians of the land now named Sunshine. 

Who to contact about this project

To register your interest and receive all the latest sales information and updates, email your details to

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Between November and December 2016, Development Victoria undertook community engagement on its planned development of the Sunshine North site.

As a result of the feedback received from the community, there were several adjustments made to the master plan before it was submitted to Council. This included increased traffic management around the site; close management of grasslands to prevent bushfires; further limiting traffic noise from the Western Ring Road and retaining as many existing trees as possible.

There were ongoing negotiations with Brimbank City Council in 2018—2019 as part of the Development Plan approval, with the Council formally approving the development in February 2019.

Updated on 31 August 2023