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Olio: Officer’s urban oasis

Market Insights
6 months ago
4 minutes

Melbourne’s south-east is fast becoming a new home destination for many, welcoming homebuyers seeking friendly, connected neighbourhoods with a diverse range of affordable new homes on offer - and Olio estate is no exception.

Olio is a masterplanned urban oasis by Development Victoria in the suburb of Officer, and  causing a buzz of excitement. It’s springing to life, with Stage 1 homes well under construction and works advanced on the development’s recreational drawcard - Olio Park.

Positioned in the centre of Olio, the park will be the community’s beating heart, featuring a playground with plenty of choices for the kids, plus a sheltered barbeque and kickabout area. 

Olio Park is suitable for all ages to gather and enjoy the extension of their home on the edge of Gum Scrub Creek.

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Upon completion, Olio Park will be a sanctuary for both kids & adults alike. Learn more here.

Olio’s location is an enviable one, with amenities abound literally on its doorstep. Residents can walk to the nearby Officer train station, One Centre Square and the future Officer Town Centre.

Those who choose to drive have convenient access to the M1 via the Princes Highway and the Princes Freeway.

Officer’s neighbouring suburbs also present locals with an abundance of dining, recreation and cultural options, like the popular D'Angelo Estate Vineyard and artisan Robert Gordon Pottery & Kitchen; arts and entertainment precincts Bunjill Place and the Cardinia Cultural Centre; plus countless cafes including One Fine Day Cafe, Daydreamers Cafe and Chelle’s Soulfood. The popular nearby O.MY Restaurant pays homage to local fare, showcasing an ever-changing menu that features seasonal produce farmed in Cardinia.

It’s a breeze to fill your pantry when you live at Olio. Cherry Tree Organics Butcher Shop and Akoonah Park Market sell local fresh produce, while nearby Arena Shopping Centre, Village Lakeside Shopping Centre, The Heritage Shopping Centre and Casey Central Shopping Centre include old favourites like Coles and Woolworths, plus a variety of other retail stores.

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A natural waterway and parkland are right at your doorstep at Olio Officer. Learn more here.

Olio is also spoiled with education and medical facilities, with Officer Family Medical Clinic and The Medical Clinic, plus Casey Hospital and St John of God Berwick Hospital all close by. Officer Primary School, St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, Berwick Grammar School and Officer Secondary College are all within a stone’s throw of Olio, while One Early Education Group caters for the little ones and Federation University Australia and Chisholm Institute provide post-secondary school education.

If all of that isn’t enough - the townhouses at Olio are a unique offering in themselves.

With a passion for building communities where people can thrive, Development Victoria teamed up with award-winning Sienna Homes to deliver a selection of townhouses for Olio residents that are not only affordable, but thoughtfully designed.

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Reverse-living townhouse designs mean residents enjoy better views & enhanced interior comfort. Learn more here.

Sienna Homes Abode Collection of townhouses at Olio impress from the streetscape, with the two-storey contemporary architectural facade showcasing a contrast of colours and materials.

Designed to embrace ‘reverse living’, the bedrooms of the Abode Collection townhouses are zoned to the ground floor while living, dining and entertainment areas are positioned on the first floor.  This unique reverse living design means residents can take advantage of elevated views from their large balcony, located conveniently adjacent their open-plan kitchen and living spaces that flow seamlessly outside.

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Upstairs open-plan living flows seamlessly through to the balcony. Learn more here.

These three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouses just released in Stage 5C maximise natural light and ventilation, and the upper floor of these homes features higher ceilings that create an even greater sense of space.

But what’s function without flair?  Luckily for Olio residents, these Sienna Homes townhouses offer both in spades: high quality flooring, reconstituted stone benchtops, and stylish kitchen and bathroom fittings; while master chefs will love the induction cooktop plus stainless steel oven and dishwasher. All this, plus a 7-star energy rating and a range of sustainable inclusions as standard.  

If you’ve been considering making the move to Officer, then consider making the move to Olio - a truly unique mix of urban and natural spaces spoilt with amenities.

Find out more here.