United Nations research shows there is a positive correlation between planned development and well-planned communities can be a powerful tool for creating employment and healthy livelihoods.
With eight parks and two wetlands, the Kinley estate will inspire new neighbours to get out, met and socialise together. The estate’s design includes practical yet inviting creature comforts such as shelter from sun and rain, picnic tables and barbecues, playground equipment and wide, green lawns for recreation and relaxation.
These facilities prove the critical thinking behind the building design. Not only beautiful open spaces, but the facilities to make them useable. Those occupying the thousands of homes will enjoy easy access to leafy streets, green parkland and a network of walking and cycling trails including the
Warburton Trail and Lilydale Lake. Living in a walkable community, where everything you need is close to home, can make it easier for you and your family to enjoy living local.
Perry Lethlean and Lisa Howard are the landscape architects creating Kinley’s green open spaces. Perry, the design director and Lisa, the project director, have found endless inspiration in the area’s unique landforms – dramatic limestone walls, majestic mature trees and hilly aspects.
They have a vision for the estate that will see the parklands be its most talked about feature.
Kinley Grounds– Kinley’s main entrance will feature a green corridor in the old European tradition – with established trees, lawns and exotic plants. Beyond this stately avenue, is the restored sports oval serving the local community. In the future, Kinley Grounds is likely to become a centre of local activity, hosting community events, fairs and sports competitions.
Hilltop Park– At the southern end of Kinley is the park that will be connected with the traditional owners, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. This park will include a lawn, a playground and barbecue.
Neighbourhood Parks– Four planned neighbourhood parks will act as an extension of residents’ backyards. These green pockets may provide shelter, barbecues and seating. These parks will be much utilised and the streetscapes, shelter, barbecues will provide more open space for seating.
Local wetlands– Kinley’s planned wetlands will be sensory wonderlands, filled with the sights and sounds of nature – native water plants and bushland, frogs, birds, dragonflies and more. Trails, lookouts, shelters and boardwalks are included in plans for the neighbourhood’s wetlands. The wetlands will also serve a functional purpose – storing and filtering stormwater.
Rail Trail– This Rail Trail could one day be guiding pedestrians and cyclists beyond Kinley’s borders and on to the Warburton Rail Trail via Lilydale Station. Following the railway line, this wide trail will also provide a safe and easy walking and cycling route to both the train and to Lilydale’s established shops and services. Tree-lined, traffic free streets will also be popular with locals and weekend explorers.
We are excited to watch Kinley’s impressive Hull Road entry statement get underway. The Kinley feature rock walls are being constructed using rocks sourced from the original David Mitchell Quarry. Rocks are sourced and sorted from within the overburden which was originally removed and is now being utilised to backfill the quarry. Utilising and maximising […]
We are pleased to advise that the Lilydale Quarry Comprehensive Development Plan which will guide the sustainable staged development of the 143 hectare Kinley site over the next 20 years, is now on public exhibition. The Plan identifies the location of approximately 3000 future homes and the infrastructure needed to support the growing community such […]
Michael & Will motivation to build a new home was simple – they wanted the perfect place to raise their two young children; Maya and Roman. They spent months looking at new estates before settling on Kinley. Close to family and friends, the project won them over with its “country feel”. The couple have chosen […]