12th September 2019

$800K Facelift For Wandana's Drewan Park

Artist’s impression of the upgraded Drewan Park

Work will soon commence on an $800K upgrade to Drewan Park at the new Wandana residential project above Highton.

The upgrade, a collaboration between developer Villawood Properties and the City of Greater Geelong, will include new plantings and path network, play equipment, picnic and barbecue facilities, as well as a new shelter and public restrooms.

The park will feature zones for children of different ages and abilities with large grassed areas. Trees identified by independent arborists as unhealthy are being replaced three trees for every one removed.

Sited high above Highton, adjoining the historic Brownhill Lookout, the park will offer views across Geelong and Corio Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast.

The park upgrade is forecast to commence early in the new year.

Housing construction has started at the 195-lot Wandana project, with more than 115 blocks now sold in the high-end development and new lots coming on to the market with the release of stage 2B.

This stage features some of the community’s best offerings, with sprawling 180-degree views taking in Corio Bay’s northern reaches to the ocean in the south.

Located on Geelong’s highest vantage point, Wandana has attracted strong buyer interest since released for sale in October 2017. Initial interest was so strong, with almost 1000 expressions, that Villawood put its first lots to auction, fetching an average $500,000 each.

Villawood Properties has raised the bar for Geelong residential developments with its multi award-winning Armstrong Mount Duneed community, together with Wandana and its new Coridale project at Lara West.

“Wandana has really set a new benchmark for greenfield sites in Geelong,” Villawood executive director Rory Costelloe said.

“Together with Wandana and our new Coridale, the secret is out that Geelong is the best place to buy property at the moment.”