Winterset Lodge Estate
Winterset Lodge Estate, located a comfortable 45 minutes drive to Melbourne’s CBD and a 5 minute drive to nearby Manor Lakes.
A 70-hectare residential estate just 45 minutes drive to Melbourne’s CBD and a 5 minute drive to nearby Manor Lakes.
Construction of Winterset Lodge Estate, Rokon have been engaged to complete Stages 1- 3 of the 16 stage residential subdivision along with a Wetlands
Approx scope of works (Stages 1 – 3):
- 84,000 m3 of cut
- 2,944 m drainage
- 6,900 m2 shared footpath
- 19,000 m2 pavements
- 1,998m sewer
Winterset Lodge Estate isn’t owned by a big developer, but by a farming family! Jeff and Chris head up the farming family of their two children, two in laws and their respective families of six grandchildren. Originally from Jackson Street in Niddrie, Jeff went through Dookie Agriculture College to make his way into farming. He and his wife Chris started out by leasing land around Little River and Keilor, trading in sheep, cattle and cropping. They ran up to 10,000 sheep and 700 cattle on Taylors Lakes, before moving to Manor Lakes (then called Manor Park) when it was redeveloped.
Farming isn’t an easy life. Droughts, high interest rates and stock markets all dictate the viability of each farming year. Over the years when droughts were rife, Jeff took on additional work in earthmoving and landscaping and Chris waitressing and cleaning, to keep the farm afloat.
The family then moved from Manor Lakes, next door to Winterset in the 1980s, buying a large tract of land to own and work on permanently. Jeff continues to run crops, sheep and cattle and when the lambs need marking or the cattle need mustering, his family and friends come to lend a hand. Jeff and Chris still love the land, and live on Winterset to this day!
Rokon look forward to delivering the first 3 stages of Jeff and Chris’s vision for the stunning Winterset Lodge Estate.