16 March 2021   

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Stockland’s $125 million Waterlea community celebrated the adventure playground opening in December 2020.

Stockland’s Waterlea development in Rowville marked another key milestone in December 2020. Construction has now been completed on the adventure playground, Stage 2 of Knox City Council’s $13million Stamford Park redevelopment.

The Stamford Park precinct will occupy over 40+ hectares of open space, waterways and natural habitat. Key features of the new adventure playground include nature-focussed obstacle courses, a flying fox, fitness equipment, picnic spaces and pathways for walking and running. 

The final park precinct (Stage 3) which is due to commence construction in 2021, will incorporate shared walk and cycle paths, an additional playground, boardwalks through the wetlands, a lookout tower and village green intended for community events and get-togethers. There will also be further landscaping and revegetation works and a specially designed habitat for the local platypus colony. 

Ben Cantwell, Stockland General Manger for Development – Communities, said the park is another feature that adds to the overall community open spaces and provides another area for residents to enjoy the outdoors. 

"We are delighted that our residents now have access to a fun, communal park space; Waterlea is a very special community with its hectares of natural beauty and a large amount of parklands and wetlands for people to explore and enjoy. 

"The residents at Waterlea have formed a very warm and tight-knit community and Stockland are committed to ensuring they have access to parks and open spaces to enjoy time in nature with family and friends."

At the heart of the Stamford Park is the Stamford Park Homestead. Built in 1882 by Edward Row, this living link to early European settlement is one of the last remaining 19th Century country homesteads in Knox and the region. The development has seen the Homestead restored and expanded to include a premier restaurant and dining experience with a café, restaurant and social hub for residents and visitors of Waterlea, by renowned restaurateur, Jason M Jones.