At Kinley you’ll live close to what matters. The vision for Kinley’s village centre is a thriving hub of activity, where people come to shop or eat – and stay to enjoy the lively local atmosphere. This planned neighbourhood precinct is expected to be within walking distance of every Kinley home.
Kinley’s location makes life easy from day one. The area’s established services and infrastructure mean everything will be within easy reach from the moment you move in.
Two late-1800s farm buildings on the Kinley site, once a dairy and a bacon-curing house, will eventually be incorporated into Kinley’s masterplan. These authentic, heritage-listed brick buildings will be restored and transformed into community-focused facilities – Kinley’s Heritage Quarter. This neighbourhood precinct could, in the future, host farmers’ markets, a paddock-to-plate-style eatery and family-friendly events.
Heritage-listed silos, kilns and other structures, all part of Kinley’s former life as a quarry, will also be preserved – adding further interest and character.
Kinley will be a walkable community, which means its proposed village centre will be within walking distance of every home. Future Kinley residents will be able to leave the car at home and stroll to the shops to pick up those daily essentials. Plus neighbours could, in the future, take a wander down to a favourite local cafe for a friendly coffee and catch-up.
Plans for Kinley include serene green spaces, safe and welcoming walking and bike paths, a jogging track and sporting facilities – so getting out and about is as easy as stepping out your front door. An adventure playground is also planned.
One of Kinley’s first public spaces is its spacious, grass-covered oval, Kinley Grounds. This sports field will be available for local use: for community events; school sports days; team competitions and training; markets and fairs; and more.
Keep an eye out for coming events – there’s sure to be something you’ll enjoy.
Whether by train, bus, car or bike, Kinley is positioned for a well-connected life. The community is close to two train stations – Lilydale and Mooroolbark – and multiple bus services, including Night Buses. Plus, the future could be even brighter with a train station proposed for Kinley, subject to government approval.
Driving to and from Kinley is straightforward: the community’s internal roads connect with a major eastern arterial road, the Maroondah Highway. Plus, EastLink is a short drive from Kinley. EastLink connects motorists with the Eastern, Monash, Frankston and Peninsula Link freeways.
- Lilydale 1.2km
- Mooroolbark 2.2km
DAME NELLIE MELBA
Dame Nellie Melba (1861– 1931), daughter of David Mitchell, was one of the most famous singers of the late Victorian era and the early 20th century. She toured London, Paris and New York extensively, performing in operas and concerts, and inspiring the creation of four dishes, all named for her.
Famous Australian painter Arthur Streeton also had a Kinley connection. A member of the Heidelberg school of Australian impressionism, Streeton painted in the open air, capturing what he saw in the moment. Attracted by the Cave Hill Quarry’s dramatic limestone cliffs, as well as its reputation for ingenuity, Streeton visited and painted the quarry in action.