Parks & Walkability

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.

Kinley Breaks Ground!

We are pleased to announce that construction is underway at Kinley! Construction over the coming weeks will focus on bulk earthworks across the initial land stages that have been released at Kinley. Stage 1 completion is currently expected towards the end of the Second Quarter 2020 with Stages 2 and 3 to follow thereafter. We […]

Honour Roll at Kinley!

We will honour the men and women who served in World War II who worked on the Lilydale Quarry by naming the Streets within Kinley after them. The Honour Roll on Cave Hill Road (northern entrance to Kinley) includes the names of these soldiers and is worth a look next time you visit Kinley. Our […]

New Stage Release!

Kinley’s Prospect Release 2 is now selling! Prospect Release 2 features elevated lots located on Kinley’s leafy tree-lined boulevard offering prime access to the future Hilltop Park. Plans for the Hilltop Park include a sweeping lawn, shaded pergola and playground. Featuring eleven lots ranging in size from 400m2 to 526m2 with a selection of frontages […]