17 October 2017   

4 mins read
Building a new home involves more than just deciding whether to have three bedrooms or four, or if you want a double garage or a study. It is also about choosing where you want to live.

Col Dutton, Stockland General Manager for WA, said there were many benefits derived from building a new home in a masterplanned community, including the opportunity to lead a convenient lifestyle.


“It is important to work out what you require for your lifestyle then look for a community that delivers everything you need.”


Mr Dutton said an advantage of choosing to build in a masterplanned community is that buyers have everything at their fingertips, with communities located close to established or planned schools, shops, public transport, employment hubs and recreational facilities.


“In addition, all Stockland communities are developed with their own outstanding facilities, including neighbourhood centres, parks and playgrounds,’’ he said.


Masterplanned communities are also designed to be more sustainable and self-sufficient than older, established suburbs, with an extensive range of walking and cycle paths connecting to facilities, therefore, helping to reduce the need for vehicles to be used within the community.


The new quality-built homes also offer a higher than average energy rating with  the latest energy and water efficient appliances included to help reduce utility bills.


Mr Dutton said purchasing a new home at a Stockland masterplanned community not only improved liveability, but also helped create a real sense of community spirit.


“We offer residents regular events, such as free movie nights or activities in the parks, which allow them to meet their neighbours and even make new friends,’’ he said.


Stockland has six active masterplanned residential communities in Perth’s southern and northern growth corridors.

Choosing the right community is as important as choosing the right home. - Col Dutton, Stockland General Manager for WA