The Villawood story is one of dedicated people achieving remarkable things. Our designs, technologies and innovations have led and changed the industry, but it is the people at Villawood who are responsible for them.
These successes have been spearheaded by a culture of integrity and a desire to provide a better way of living for Australians. Not just in streets and houses and parks but in life-long links between neighbours. Human links that enrich the lives of parents and children, that create ‘extended families’ sharing and watching out for others.
These links can be greatly enhanced through good, responsible urban design. By providing facilities to bring people together. By encouraging a common sense of place. By actively driving a common sense of togetherness.
Our expert staff are driven, professionally and personally, to deliver this sense of difference in every new project we create. Their reward is seeing their designs, their ideas and innovations come to life as vibrant, energetic and sustainable new communities.
Villawood’s reputation is built on quality, delivery and relationships. These driving imperatives are bolstered by several more signature values: sustainability, creativity, innovation, community and passion. They set us apart from other developers and are behind the numerous industry awards we have accrued over our successful 30-plus years.
Everything we do is underpinned by our fundamental belief that communities should be where people connect, where neighbours become true friends and are genuinely proud to call their community home.
This is anchored by the seven pillars that help guide the places we create.
1. Genuine Community Spirit
It goes beyond the bricks and mortar, the town centres, our award-winning residents’ clubs, the parklands, playgrounds or public art. It’s how we bring those things together that create places that people fell at home within themselves, with their families and importantly, with one another.
2. Amazing Residents’ Clubs
We’ve become famous for them and for good reason. A Villawood Residents’ Club turns buying a new house into a resort like getaway. An instant upgrade in life to a place that brings good times and a place to belong. It’s how we continue to reimagine these spaces that gives us our advantage.
3. Inspiring Parks & Public Art
When visiting a Villawood Community, the reaction should always be ‘wow’. While parks and green open space are a given, it is what we do turn these areas into active places of health, happiness and play that sets us apart. Integrated spaces that ignite that childlike sense of wonder in all of us.
4. Future-Proof Places
Villawood has a long and proven history of delivering tangible, sustainable and future facing solutions, all committed to ensuring the social, economic and environmental prosperity of our residents. We strive to make each place better than we found it and last for the long term.
5. Doing Good
Villawood embeds itself in its communities by supporting local community groups, care workers and charities. Not because they have to, they want to. We also encourage our residents to jump onboard. Getting involved is one of the best ways to feel like you belong.
6. Positive Growth
Villawood offers options to suit every kind of buyer. This could be why the majority of our residents are owner-occupiers, confident of what an asset it is to be living in a Villawood community. It’s a better investment and providing a home that grows with you.
7. Promises Delivered
At Villawood, what is shown in a render or vision statement is what will be delivered. It’s this integrity that has been rewarded with loyalty from residents, mutual respect from the authorities, government, partners and communities we manage. Trustworthy, responsible and transparent. Always.
At Villawood, we believe the most important investment any business can make is in its people. Fostering a collaborative, supportive work environment, with great staff benefits, contributes to the continued success of our business and its culture.
To get to know our team-mates we like to get together outside of work – be it drinks after work, weekly boot camp workouts, outrigging down the river, axe throwing, or heading off to the Comedy Festival.
We also love to host fabulous end of year celebrations with our national team – click the video to check out all the fun from last year’s party in South Australia!
The Villawood Spirit is an over-arching catchcry that captures and champions Villawood’s DNA – its critical values of sustainability, creativity, passion, innovation and community.
Each year, we bring Villawood’s expansive and talented national teams together to celebrate just how these values take real form and shape.
It is a formidable showcase, reflecting a spirited, industry-leading culture that continues to power Villawood to the highest echelons of Australia’s development sector.
The Villawood Foundation is the formal umbrella body overseeing Villawood Properties’ philanthropy program which assists numerous community groups and causes around Australia.
The Foundation is a vehicle for giving and is open for public donations. Villawood has supported hundreds of local community groups around its estates across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and now South Australia over many years.
From charity auctions to community grants programs for local grassroots organisations, giving back is a huge part of our Villawood ethos.