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May 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

Trusting his instincts pays off for Shahid

A pandemic was not going to get in the way of Shahid Akram and his wife, Sadia, purchasing their first home. Neither was being unable to view the land they planned to purchase due to travel restrictions.

“I had already signed my contract by the time I first visited the western suburbs and set foot in Manor Lakes!” laughs Shahid, who purchased land in Manor Lakes to build his first home during Melbourne’s 2020 coronavirus lockdown.

March 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

We knew straight away Manor Lakes was for us!

With many friends living in and around Manor Lakes, Venkat Kalwa and his wife Raga knew immediately that Manor Lakes was home for them.

“We didn’t even look anywhere else,” confirms Venkat, “We were surprised at how comfortable and perfect it was. We knew straight away Manor Lakes was home for us, so we went ahead and purchased a block!”

Feburary 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

Wyndham residents are being invited to enter an amateur photo competition which aims to showcase how locals came together during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Non-profit group, Bridge Builders for Australasia (BBFA), is running the Wyndham 2020 & Beyond, You, Me, Stronger Together competition.

The competition is supported by the Manor Lakes Community Fund, an initiative of the Dennis Family Corporation.

September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours
September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours
September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

With a passion for property that extends to his personal life, David Hutchinson, Manor Lakes’ newest Sales consultant, is well informed about all aspects of buying land and building and has in-depth knowledge of the local area.

“In addition to working across the house and land industry for 11 years, I have bought, built & sold properties myself so I have a complete understanding of applying for finance, buying land & building in estates.” David explains.

September 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Local business is at the heart of every community and we are incredibly fortunate to have so many great local businesses at Manor Lakes!

This month, we shine a light on Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse and talk to Steve Plarre, CEO and 4th Generation Plarre Baker…

When did Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse open in Manor Lakes Central?

We opened on Wednesday 5th August 2020

Number of employees?


How have COVID-19 restrictions changed the way you operate?

August 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Manor Lakes Central mural depicts native backdrop

A beautiful mural depicting the native fauna and flora of Manor Lakes has been unveiled on the new wall of the Manor Lakes Central extension.

The stunning mural designed by local artist Carissa will the soon be the backdrop to an outdoor playground and rock climbing wall. The Manor Lakes P-12 College graduate who now studies Interior Design at RMIT, used native flora and fauna to tell the tale of her upbringing in Manor Lakes.

She shares her story below.

August 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

John finding his identity through art

Talented young Manor Lakes artist John Mathet recently won the People’s Choice Award at the Wyndham Art Prize for the second successive year. The 19-year-old feels extremely honoured and humbled to have received the $2,500 prize for the second time as a result of this year’s repeat success.

“To receive the first award was amazing but to win it again this year was unbelievable,” he says.

June 2020 | Meet Your Neighbours

Hi and welcome to Manor Lakes. I’m Annetha! I’m looking forward to taking you on a journey through Manor Lakes. I have been at Manor Lakes for 3 years and in that time, I’ve had the privilege of helping first home buyers, investors and even current residents upsize to their forever home. Buying land and building a home can feel a little overwhelming, but I want you to know that I'll answer all your questions and we'll do it together. So, thank you for considering Manor Lakes and becoming part of our community.

Let me tell you a little more about Manor Lakes.....


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