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Berwick

If you're looking for a village lifestyle but still want to be part of the action then you should look no further than Berwick. Berwick was proclaimed a town in 1861 and at that time had a population of 61.  Since then the town has grown significantly and in the 2011 census, the population had grown to 44,779 however it still retains it's village atmosphere with a mixture of old and new.  The grand boulevard of High Street with a central garden gives Berwick it's leafy feel and extends towards Beaconsfield where it is lined with Poplar Trees as an Avenue of Honour to commemorate the fallen in the First World War.

Filled with restaurants and cafes the High Street would have to be the centre point of activity.  Among our local heritage we also have a brand new hospital and Pioneers Park, which is a town park and cafe located on the site of the old primary school.  Wilson's Botanical Gardens are only a short stroll from the village where 39 hectares of scenic and tranquil parkland give you the opportunity to watch open air concerts, picnic in the delightful gardens or just go for a stroll with the kids.  Other great places to visit include the Old Cheese Factory and Akoonah Park, home of the annual Berwick Show which is Victoria's oldest agricultural and horticultural show.

Easy access to public transport and the freeway provide you with the best of both worlds. Enjoy the tranquillity of living close to the hills, yet with public transport close enough to take you right into the heart of the city with ease. Local shops and supermarkets offer convenient shopping. Berwick also offers diverse living with ever changing streetscapes from the old to the new catering for both first home buyers right through to luxurious, up market living with the option of rural areas to the north where scenic drives and spectacular views across the district abound.

BEACY PARK

Beaconsfield

When you hear the word Beaconsfield you automatically think back to 2006 and the extraordinary events that happened in Tasmania. However there is more than one Beaconsfield in Australia! The village of Beaconsfield is located approx 46km south east of Melbourne on the south east corridor.  Easily accessible with freeway access and only a short distance to Fountain Gate shopping centre it offers a village lifestyle.  The main street houses two shopping centres, one relatively new, with the village expanding even further.

Beaconsfield is home to two schools, Beaconsfield Primary School and St Francis Xavier College, nice parks and recreation areas.

BEACY UPPER MEMORIAL

Beaconsfield Upper

Beaconsfield Upper is a unique village that nestles within a mixed rural landscape of open fields and native bushland. People move to Beaconsfield Upper because of it's idyllic and rural atmosphere and to be away from suburban developments, yet they are still only 10 minutes from Berwick and the M1 Freeway giving easy access to the city.

Beaconsfield Upper is distinguished clearly from other settlements in the region by the way that it has retained native vegetation and has a country village atmosphere with tree lined streets and a number of shops.

Berwick Potteries

Officer

Officer is a satellite suburb of Melbourne, 54 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia . Officer recorded a population of 7,133 at the 2016 Census.
Officer serves as the Council seat of the shire. The suburb is currently under major residential development, with the population number likely to be exponentially higher today.
The suburb is named after the Officer family, who were early settlers in the area.
On 17 November 2014, the Shire of Cardinia moved from its offices in Pakenham to a new office in Officer, making it the Council seat.
Officer is in the south east growth corridor, with many new schools opening in the past ten years. There are now eleven schools in the area; Berwick Grammar School, Glenvale School, Heritage College, Maranatha Christian School (Officer campus), Minaret Islamic College (Officer campus), Officer Primary School, Officer Secondary College, Officer Specialist School, St Brigid's Catholic Primary School, St Clare's Catholic Primary School and St. Francis Xavier College (Officer Campus) are located in Officer.
With its own railway station, and most of the land around Officer is currently being developed for residential use with medium density housing. Population and demographic mixes are changing, with construction of a 4,000 lot housing estate to be completed in late 2019. Current estates include: Timbertop, Arcadia, Kaduna Park, Savannah, Grandvue and The Rise.
The major shopping precinct is Arena Shopping Centre which is also host to gymnasium facilities. As a newly developed area Officer also has access to the Australian NBN service which has much larger capability for increased network performances.
There are various facilities in Officer for recreation. There are two lighted AFL sporting grounds which also support cricket. There are presently 5 recreational parks for walking and children's playgrounds. Popular also is the venue "Club Officer" which includes family dining, a sports bar and pokies facilities.

 

Lakeside

Pakenham

Pakenham is a satellite suburb of Melbourne on the edge of the West Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, 56 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the Shire of Cardinia. Pakenham recorded a population of 46,421 at the 2016 Census.
Pakenham has become a major growth area in south-eastern Melbourne as new housing developments have boosted its population and infrastructure, as exemplified in the development of the Lakeside, Heritage Springs & Cardinia Lakes estates.
Pakenham was named after Sir Edward Pakenham, a British general who fought in the Peninsular War. He died in the Battle of New Orleans.
The railway station was opened on 8 October 1877 and was a part of the east link connecting Melbourne to Pakenham and other eastern towns.
Pakenham's public facilities include a sports and aquatic centre, Community Centre and Council Offices.
Public schools include Pakenham Consolidated Primary School, Pakenham Hills Primary School, Pakenham Springs Primary School, Pakenham Lakeside Primary School, John Henry Primary School and Pakenham Secondary College.
Private schools include Beaconhills College (Valley Campus), Chairo Christian School (Pakenham Campus) and Lakeside College. Pakenham has one Catholic school, St Patrick's Catholic Primary.
Sporting activities in Pakenham include horse racing, lawn bowls, golf, baseball, cricket, little athletics, tennis, netball, basketball, rugby league, and football.
The Pakenham Racing Club which schedules around eleven race meetings a year including the Pakenham Cup meeting in March. The Pakenham Picnic Racing Club also holds a meeting at the racecourse on New Years Day.