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Key details

Location 
Geelong Road, Werribee

Policy objective 
Hosuing diversity and affordability

Development Partner
Melbourne Water

Overview

Riverwalk is a well-established community in Melbourne’s thriving west, which is already home to over 2,500 residents, and is located approximately three kilometres from Werribee’s town centre.

This 197-hectare residential development is focused on delivering affordable and diverse housing opportunities for individuals, couples and families, all within a 30-minute drive of Melbourne’s CBD.

To date, Riverwalk includes 1,500 lots, a primary school, an early education centre and two community parks, both of which feature play equipment, shelters, barbecues and a range of other facilities to be enjoyed by the community.

When complete, Riverwalk will include around 2,600 homes, two schools, a Town Centre (more information below) and approximately 20-hectares of open space.

Riverwalk is being delivered through a partnership between Melbourne Water Corporation and Development Victoria, to revitalise this vacant land and to unlock the site’s potential. 

Visit the My Riverwalk website 

197ha project area

$350 million development value

2,500 homes

20ha open space

Riverwalk Town Centre

We are delighted that we are now progressing the next stage to deliver the Riverwalk Town Centre.

Development Victoria has recently engaged Colliers International to manage the Town Centre sales process, and the successful bidder will be announced to the community once the process has been completed.  

The Town Centre Vision

The Town Centre has been an important element of the vision for Riverwalk since the very beginning of this project, with the land originally rezoned in 2009, and Council’s approval of the Riverwalk Development Plan in 2010. 

The approved Development Plan specified which areas of the site would be used for the future Town Centre, and also identified which of these areas would be developed as commercial/retail land, or as residential land.

A common feature of residential town centres is the inclusion of a mix of commercial and residential land, where higher density homes act as a buffer between the retail component, and homes across the rest of the development.

This has always been the intention for the Riverwalk Town Centre, with commercial and retail land at the centre of the site, and a mix of townhouses bordering the site. The commercial zoned land is anticipated to include a supermarket, along with a range of other specialty retail shops and services.

Our priority is to deliver a Town Centre which complements the existing Riverwalk community, and this will be a key consideration in the appointment of a developer.

The next edition of the Riverwalk newsletter will soon be available and can be accessed here. This newsletter will provide further information on our progress and other community updates. 

Outcomes

Riverwalk is a neighbourhood offering a diverse range of housing to cater for a variety of lifestyles.

Over 600 houses have now been completed, or are under construction.

To keep with its natural setting, Riverwalk also includes:

  • Over 20ha of open space
  • Wetlands and parklands
  • Links to the Werribee River and Federation Bike Trail
  • 1.4ha Village Park which includes a basketball court, water play areas, bike trails and playground and BBQ facilities
  • Two active open space/sports ovals
  • Four local parks located throughout the development
  • A riverfront park
  • Two new schools
  • A town centre anticipated to house a full-line supermarket

Key projects

The 1.4ha Village Park at Riverwalk features one of Victoria's largest water-play areas, a basketball court, wetlands, a playground and BBQ and picnic facilities.

The Riverwalk acoustic wall is located on the southern boundary of Riverwalk estate (bordering the Princes Freeway), with the goal of reducing traffic noise.

The acoustic wall was designed by Melbourne-based Wood Marsh Architecture, with landscape design prepared by Tract Consultants.

The design provides an integrated and artistic solution, drawing inspiration from the granite ridges of the You Yangs, which rise above the Werribee Plain, and are visible from the estate.

The former Werribee Satellite Aerodrome is located on the Riverwalk site, and is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

The aerodrome complex includes two WWII hangars and a workshop, and is home to the B-24 Liberator Memorial Fund.

Development Victoria and Melbourne Water continue to work closely with the group to explore options for the permanent home and museum precinct at the site.

Location

The site is around one kilometre from Werribee Town Centre, and has direct access to Princes Freeway.

Who to contact about this project

Visit the Riverwalk Facebook page for regular community updates.

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