Melton South, only 35km west of the city, is located in the proactive City of Melton.
Plans on the drawing board for this burgeoning district include improved public transport, a police station in the eastern corridor, and emphasis on
children's, youth, aged and disability services.
It is anticipated that the City of Melton, an affordable urban/rural region, will be the size of the Sunshine Coast within the next two decades.
Melton South is the home of harness racing and subsequently has spawned a mini-industry, thus creating employment opportunities for the local community.
There are definitive plans for future growth in neighbouring suburbs such as Kororoit, Plumpton and Rockbank.
ATTRACTIONS & LEISURE
Tabcorp Park is a unique sporting and community hub with a range of entertainment facilities operating seven days a week alongside a metropolitan harness racing track.
It boasts a 41-room four-star hotel, function and conference rooms, bistro, sports bar, TAB and gaming room.
Tabcorp Park hosts premier harness racing each Friday night, Thursday afternoon and limited Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons.
It also offers a full service function venue that can assist with hosting a range of formal functions and events (personal or business).
The City of Melton is also home to some of the best and rarest examples of dry stone walls in Australia. This trail allows the public to experience and
enjoy this important historical link.
The Eynesbury Heritage Trail celebrates and interprets the heritage of a magnificently restored homestead established in 1842.
The Melton Township Heritage Trail is a self-guided walking trail that takes a journey through more than 150 years of European History, where one can explore Melton's heritage streetscapes and learn about the pioneers who shaped the town from its early days.
Situated on the banks of Toolern Creek, The Willows Historical Park accommodates Melton's oldest homestead, built in the 1850s.
Other recreational pursuits within Melton South and its surrounds include Caroline Springs Leisure Centre, which offers a range of programs to increase the
community's health and activity opportunities; Melton Indoor Recreation Centre, which caters for recreational clubs and groups; Morton Homestead; Pinkerton
Forest; Melton Botanic Gardens; Melton Air Services (joy flights).
EDUCATION and SPORT
There are at least five secondary colleges and nine primary schools available to Melton South students. Early in 2013 the State Government announced $11.5m in funding for a new primary school in the area.
First class sports facilities in Melton South and its surrounds include Melton Indoor Sports Stadium and Melton Indoor Cricket Centre.
Football, cricket, soccer, netball, basketball, golf, hockey, rugby, lawn bowls, baseball tennis, little athletics and even pigeon racing are high on the sporting agenda in the City of Melton.
Caroline Springs Leisure Centre offers wellness programs for all ages and abilities, junior and senior sports, and programs for children aged six months to four years.
And Melton Indoor Recreation Centre conducts programs for junior and senior sports, kinder gym and youth programs.
The City of Melton is a shopper's paradise, with prominent precincts at Burnside and Caroline Springs. Meanwhile, Woodgrove Shopping Centre in Melton is undergoing an $88m expansion which is expected to open late in 2013.
Melton South boasts direct links to major freeways, airports and the Melbourne CBD.
Car commuters are connected to Melbourne via the Western Freeway, while train travelers access two V/Line services: Ballarat and Bendigo.
Bus and taxi services link all areas of the Melton township to immediate outlying areas.
Melton Health - a public hospital with cancer treatment services, dialysis unit and urgent care centre is a member of the Djerriwarrh Health Services (Bacchus Marsh).
The DJHS also operates from a number of facilities, including Bacchus Marsh & Melton Regional Hospital, Grant Lodge, Melton Community Health Centre, Bacchus Marsh Community Health Centre, and Caroline Springs Community Health Centre.
(NB. All effort has been made to provide accurate information, however please undertake own research to ensure information remains accurate and seek professional advice when necessary.)
The exciting Maplewood Estate in Melton South comprises more than 600 lots over 13 stages, which give flexibility of choice to land buyers.
Developer Golden Group Development says, "a lifestyle of serenity, security & prosperity with urban convenience awaits you (at Maplewood)". Surrounded by open spaces and uniquely designed parks, Maplewood has a rural feel while only minutes from Melton Town Centre and just 35 minutes from the Melbourne CBD.
The Melton district is regarded as an area offering affordable land while providing both urban and rural lifestyles. It is also a commuter's delight with its links to key freeways, airports and the city. And it also has a reputation as one of the premier equine regions in Australia given Melton South is the home of harness racing (Tabcorp Park).
One of the fastest growing regions in the state, Melton South and its surrounds boasts first class education, shopping and leisure, including a Reading 5 Cinema Complex. Melton Reservoir is only minutes away offering recreational areas, walking tracks, fishing and picnic areas.