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Construction begins on Clarendon Park Estate, Drysdale

Published: 07/05/2020

Construction of Clarendon Park Estate in Drysdale has commenced, with completion and titled lots expected in December 2020. 

The 35-lot residential estate had been unable to start when scheduled because of a delay in completing a Section 173 Agreement with Greater Geelong City Council. The agreement, detailing the infrastructure works to be delivered by Bisinella, was finalised on Tuesday this week. 

Bisinella Director Richard Bisinella said it was good news that construction had started on the new residential estate, which when completed would be home to dozens of residents. 

Construction of Clarendon Park Estate over the next eight months will help maintain employment in the region. 

“Clarendon Park Estate is an exciting project planned for the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula which will create 115 jobs over six months,” he said. 

The estate is being constructed by local civil contractor Wellam Constructions. Wellam, which employs more than 100 people, has worked on Bisinella projects for the past 30 years. 

“More than 95 per cent of the total workforce used to construct the estate will be local,” Mr Bisinella said. 

“As well as Wellam this includes landscaping contractors Ausscapes and Mexted Rimmer and CardnoTGM who manage our civil engineering, surveying and town planning.” 

When complete, Clarendon Park Estate will offer residents the luxury of having the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula at their doorstep, while only being a 20-minute drive to the Geelong CBD. 

The estate’s location will also provide residents with the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle away from the city but with all of the facilities they may need at their fingertips. 

Bisinella had been waiting for the City of Greater Geelong Council to finalise an agreement as part of the subdivision permit before construction could commence. This has now been finalised. 

“We are glad the Section 173 agreement has been resolved by the City of Greater Geelong Council,” Mr Bisinella said. 

“We appreciate the support and assistance of the Minister for Planning and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning in Geelong which resulted in the matter being swiftly resolved with Council,” he said. 

“We are also thankful for the State Government’s support of the development and construction industry during these challenging times.”