At Casey Group, we appreciate that each project is different and we apply a hands on approach to every outcome.
Casey, Chairman of Links Group, delivered some of Victoria’s finest golf developments and estates, including Sanctuary Lakes Resort, a $900 million multi award winning resort at Point Cook, Sandhurst Club, an $800 million club community at Skye, and Geelong Golf Club Residential Estate, a 45 hectare site with 320 premium property sites.
SANCTUARY LAKES RESORT
The challenge confronting our team leaders, many years ago was a 420 hectare, badly degraded, disused former salt production field adjoining a Ramsar Treaty covered coastal wetland just 20 minutes drive from the Melbourne CBD. The development strategy sought to rehabilitate this barren wasteland and then convert it into the most desirable, large scale, residential community in Melbourne’s west.
It succeeded beyond all commercial expectations and arguably, has received more awards than any other project like this in Australia. This project, Sanctuary Lakes Resort, is all but complete following a 20 year period of continual construction, improvement and land sales.
Just 20 minutes from Melbourne's CBD, Award winning Sanctuary Lakes Resort is a landmark residential development set around an 18 hole Greg Norman design golf course and 168 acres of lakes and waterways.
Casey Group undertook all civil works with construction commencing 1998 and completed in 2014 delivering 3000+ residential lots and homes.
It houses a population approaching 8,000 deeming it a township in its own right. More than 3,000 gated and non gated homes are now nestled around community owned facilities including a 60 hectare man-made lake, 70 hectare Greg Norman designed championship golf course, full service clubhouse, a serviced apartment complex, child minding centre, golf and tennis academy and, soon to be completed, boutique shopping village.
Central to the success of this iconic project is the underlying Club Living structure that draws the community together and creates a sense of collective ownership. Every resident Member is compelled to pay an annual club fee. These pooled funds are used to maintain the parks, waterways and community buildings and provide events and services including security monitoring and patrols.
The initial brief for our team leaders was to re-plan and transform over 300 hectares of low lying cow paddocks in Melbourne’s south east into Victoria’s premier, large scale, golf residential community project.
Once again it succeeded, beyond all expectation.
Some 15 years later, Sandhurst Club has won multiple peer group awards for excellence and was recently reported in the metropolitan press as one of Melbourne’s most elite townships.
It comprises over 1,350 homes with a population rapidly approaching 5,000. It’s key features include:
Two championship quality 18 hole golf courses designed by Peter Thomson (5 times winner of the British Open).
A central core already comprising bars, bistro, function rooms, gym, indoor pool complex and tennis courts.
National Headquarters of the PGA of Australia.
Extensive man made wetlands and water bodies.
Over 50 kilometres of dedicated off road golf cart, bike and walking paths leading to the central core.
Arguably Australia’s first large scale, privately owned fibre to the home network providing cable TV, high speed internet and VOIP.
Australia’s first totally integrated third pipe network delivering class A recycled water to all homes, parks and the golf courses.
Like Sanctuary Lakes, a unique Club Living structure underpins the community ensuring the golf courses, parks, waterways, roads, drains and communal buildings are maintained to high standards in perpetuity. All residential property owners are compelled to join the Club and financially support it. Besides asset maintenance, the Club also delivers a range of community services to assist in engendering a true sense of community.
GEELONG GOLF CLUB RESIDENTIAL ESTATE
After many years securing development approvals, the redevelopment of the former Geelong Golf Club (GGC) land commenced in 2012.
The residential development component is complete, and the central core facilities should be completed soon.
This infill, centrally located, 45 hectare site was home to the GGC for well over a century before closing its doors many years ago due to financial difficulties.
GGC is now reborn as a boutique, inner city, master planned residential community. The 9 hole, Graham Papworth designed, resort style course largely surrounds 320 premium home sites and, also incorporates:
A medium density apartment complex.
World class lawn bowls facilities, and;
The GGC Residential Estate and Golf Course is also underpinned by a club living structure. All 320 resident Owners Corporation (OC) Members regularly contribute funds to the OC Manager who is in turn responsible for:
Approving all home designs.
Administering the statutory requirements and accounts for the OC.
Maintaining the Golf Course and other common property.
Monitoring the performance of the Golf Course Operator.
The GGC Residential Estate sales performance exceeded expectations and the residential component is destined to be probably the most desirable residential enclave in inner Geelong.
What’s more – the Geelong Golf Course is now open and is well positioned for long term, sustainable success.