Greencor Pays $26 Million For Wollert Farm, Melbourne

DESPITE a slowdown in new house sales, developers are continuing to build up a landbank on Melbourne’s outskirts, and some farmers have never been happier.

This month, growing local developer Greencor paid $26 million for a 57-hectare farm on Bodycoats Road in Wollert, 27 kilometres north of town, between Craigieburn and Doreen.

Marketed as ”the last big one”, and with the potential to be subdivided into about 900 lots, the property adjoins other farms recently acquired by major developers including Sydney-based, ASX listed giant Stockland, the state government’s development arm, Places Victoria, and Evolve Development, part directed by Melbourne millionaire and former Fairfax Media chairman Ron Walker.

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New David Devine Enterprise, Metro, Makes Major Melbourne Development Site Purchase

QUEENSLAND-based property developer David Devine is wasting no time getting back into the Melbourne development scene.

Four months since retiring from the listed development giant he established in 1983 – now known as Devine Limited – Mr Devine’s newest incarnation, Metro Property Development, has paid $10.2 million for an eight hectare site in Doreen.

The land, at 60 Orchard Road, on the corner of Garden Road, will be subdivided into about 150 lots and carry an average block price of about $200,000. Assuming homes worth $250,000 are developed on each block, Metro’s Doreen project could have an end value of close to $70 million.

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