Originally established in 1836, Sunbury was classified a country town as recently as 2011. The Victorian government at this time increased Melbourne’s Urban Growth Boundary, thus making Sunbury part of the new suburban expansion in 2011. Sunbury is Located 40.1 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, in the North West corridor. Discover why Sunbury Victoria is a great place for your family to call home.
The introduction of this newly acquired “metro” status means that House and land Packages in Sunbury and now considered to be reside in Melbourne’s Metro area, but rest assured it certainly hasn’t changed the relaxed and semi rural feel Sunbury offers new home buyers.
The city is bringing itself closer to Sunbury, in November 2012, the 270 million dollar investment to electrify railway tracks between Sunbury and Sydenham enabled the introduction of Metro Train services to the area. Plus the V/line country train service is still operating a service to Bendigo. Sunbury is in close proximity to major manufacturing and employment hubs, such as Tullamarine airport which is only 17.5 kilometres away and many others.
Sunbury Victoria A Place for Families
Sunbury has grown in population now exceeding 35,000, making it the 38th largest urban centre by population in Australia. This has been fuelled by a great selection of land sales options in New Land Estates in and around Sunbury, combined with an excellent selection of New House and Land Packages of offer by Victoria’s leading new home builders. Sunbury offers the possibility to own your home with the medium house price of $358,000 (12 months till March 2014), making it a popular choice for first home buyers. The above link will take you to various house and land packages from the budget price of mid $300,000’s through to the larger luxury homes in the low $700,000 bracket.
A great selection of schools are also on offer, being 8 Primary Schools and 3 High Schools, with facilities for children with special needs who are catered for by the Sunbury and Macedon Ranges Special School.
Sunbury is also home to the famous landmark Rupertswood mansion, one of the largest homes constructed in Victoria. The home was brought to life by Sir William Clarke a land owner and pastoralist who was one of Australia’s wealthiest men, the estate was named after his son Rupert. Rupertswood mansion is the well known birth place of The Ashes Urn. On Christmas Eve of 1892, the visiting English cricket team played a social cricket game against a local team, which the English team won. The host of the evening, Lady Clarke burnt one or more bails, and presented it to the English team caption Ivo Bligh. It was her proposal that the ashes be used as a perpetual trophy between two countries. Later the remains of the burnt bails were placed in a small urn; The Ashes have since become one of the world’s most sought after sporting trophies. Today the mansion is used as a hotel, conference and wedding centre.
Pop out and discover Sunbury for yourself.