First slab laid in The Amble estate on former Girrawheen school site

The first slab laid in The Amble estate is on John Lowe's block. Picture: Martin Kennealey d486253
The first slab laid in The Amble estate is on John Lowe's block. Picture: Martin Kennealey d486253

THE first slab was recently laid in an infill development on the former Hainsworth Primary School site in Girrawheen.

Nollamara resident John Lowe is experiencing his first build as one of the early buyers in The Amble estate, a 4.2ha urban infill project on the site of the former school, which closed in 2010.

Project partners include the Department of Communities, Yolk Property Group and Ventura Home Group.

Mr Lowe said WOW Homes was building his three-bedroom, two-bathroom house and the location appealed to him as an opportunity to get into the market in an established area.

“It’s new and it’s close to work in Osborne Park,” he said.

“Fifteen minutes to work is pretty good, plus all the extra benefits the developers are putting into the house as well, like solar panels.”

The development is expected to yield about 130 homes for 200 people.