Oaktree Rise Estate provides an opportunity for home buyers to build new, sustainable and energy efficient homes at the centre of an established rural township. The Estate provides local retail, active recreation opportunities and sustainable transport options servicing not only new residents, but the greater community of Narre Warren North. The estate consists of 149 elevated residential lots, a boutique retail strip, community hub, constructed astride the restored Troups Creek and new Central Park.
Oaktree Rise was highly commended at the UDIA Awards for Excellence in 2013 (Residential Development of 250 lots or fewer).
Oaktree Rise Estate has been designed to be pedestrian friendly and contains a path network consisting of various uses, widths and materials including:
The Oaks along the Avenue of Honour, were protected and celebrated. As a memorial to the local servicemen and women who contributed to the war effort, these have been given pride of place. These significant trees have been protected and placed within an 8m reserve, this reserve houses a footpath. There are no driveways permitted in the reserve. All lots fronting Main Street have been designed with rear access and are serviced from within the subdivision to limit disturbance of the Oaks.
The prevailing landscape character of Narre Warren North prior to this development had a distinctive atmosphere. The design retains this sense of place in five key ways:
At Oaktree Rise Estate, allotment drainage and road reserves discharge into rain gardens. The planting of many locally indigenous species within the rain gardens facilitates the removal of nutrients prior to runoff entering the rehabilitated waterway. This assists in maintaining a healthy waterway with the cumulative effect of attracting native species including frogs and birds. Post development flood risk has been alleviated through the elevation of lots and provision for detention ponds.