The quarry pit will be progressively filled until it seamlessly blends back in to the surrounding land. All of the necessary material is available on-site and will not need to be carted in by truck. The filling works are being undertaken by experienced earthworks contractors, with all works monitored full-time and signed off by qualified geotechnical engineers to ensure it is placed and compacted to exceed the required standards.
The fill is being engineered in a way that will eventually allow development to occur at the surface. The quarry zone makes up just 15% of the potential developable land at Kinley.
Purchasers are welcome to use their own builder or choose a house and land package from our builder partners. Regardless of who builds the home, every house design will need to approved by the Kinley Design Assessment Panel to ensure a high quality design and character suitable to the area. Your builder or architect can access the Kinley Design Guidelines as a download, available here.
A display village is proposed as part of the first phase of the development. The display village will feature homes from some of Australia’s leading national and local builders, and is tentatively proposed to open sometime in late 2020.
The masterplan for Kinley includes a proposed village centre with cafes, specialty retailers and several public spaces. There are also plans to celebrate and repurpose the heritage buildings on the site for community use. The amenities will be delivered progressively as Kinley develops (STCA).
The project team has proposed that a new train station be built in Kinley. However, when it is built, or whether it is built at all, is subject to government approvals. There is no specific timeline as to when this will be resolved, and more information will be provided as it comes to hand. Regardless of whether a new station is built, Kinley residents will enjoy easy access to a range of public transport options including buses and the existing train stations at Lilydale and Mooroolbark.
Kinley is expected to take somewhere between 12 to 15 years to finish. The development timeframe will depend on market conditions and other factors.