Experiencing your soon-to-be community before moving into your new home is a great way to start building your local network. To help you hit the ground running come move in day, we’ve listed a few ways in which you can begin to learn about your new neighbourhood and the facilities and services on offer.
Most communities will have a closed Facebook group that is resident run and moderated which are specifically set up for residents who live within those communities. Facebook groups can act as a platform for community updates, neighbourhood networking, experience sharing, sourcing recommendations and community events.
In addition you might like to see if your local community has a Neighbourhood Watch or resident's association group on Facebook. Wider Facebook groups of interest within the community may include; sporting teams, fitness centres or groups activities and culinary or parental catch-ups.
You can find many of these groups on Facebook by searching for your community name or location.
Peet Communities also have their very own Facebook page - Peet Communities; we think it’s worth a look and would love you to follow us! We provide information about events happening in our communities, advice around building, buying and financing along with lots of other great tips and information. Many of our communities also have their own Facebook page – these pages are a great source of information about community events, local parks and playgrounds, construction updates and meeting your fellow neighbours.
New South Wales Communities
Western Australian Communities
South Australian Communities
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Your local Council website is an excellent information resource. Local Councils all across Australia run loads of community based programs, initiatives and events. Many run fantastic arts and culture programs, festivals, community safety initiatives, sporting groups, library programs and children’s activities. They also provide information about local facilities such as parks and works upgrades taking place in the community.
Our Peet communities across the country, belong to the following Councils:
New South Wales Communities
Googong and Jumping Creek - Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council
Northern Territory Communities
The Heights, Durack - City of Palmerston Council
Eden’s Crossing, Redbank Plains and Spring Mountain - Ipswich City Council
Flagstone, Jimbooba - Logan City Council
Riverbank, Caboolture and The Landing, Strathpine - Moreton Bay Regional Council
Village Green, Palmview - Sunshine Coast Council
South Australia Communities
Bluestone, Mt Barker - Mount Barker District Council
Fort Largs - City of Port Adelaide Enfield
Tonsley Village - City of Marion Council
Cornerstone, Werribee and Newhaven, Tarneit - Wyndham City Council
Western Australia Communities
Brabham and Movida, Stratton - Swan City Council
Burns Beach - Joondalup City Council
Hilbert and The Avenue, Hilbert - Armadale City Council
Golden Bay - Rockingham City Council
Lakelands - Mandurah City Council
Shorehaven, Alkimos and Yanchep - City of Wanneroo
The Village at Wellard - City of Kwinana
Getting out and about
Getting out and about is one of the best ways to get a feel for your local community. You could check out local cafés or the shopping scene, wander around the local farmers market, visit the parks and playgrounds or explore neighbouring attractions.
- Did you know that the Werribee Open Range Zoo is less than 20 mins away from Cornerstone, Werribee?
- There is a cafe literally metres from the beach at Shorehaven in Alkimos
- Just around the corner from our Eden’s Crossing community in Queensland, is the pristine surroundings of the White Rock Conservation Park, with kilometres of hiking and bike riding trails.
- Our Lightsview community in central Adelaide has two beautiful lakes that set the perfect scene for afternoon strolls.
- In our NSW community of Googong, we have a recreational club house “Club Googong” which features a heated, indoor 25m swimming pool, outdoor kids’ splash deck, tennis courts, gym, café and general store.
Meet ‘n’ greet eventsEvery so often Peet invites future residents along to a welcome night. These get-togethers are designed to bring everyone in the community together for a meet and greet with their future neighbours. Peet also hold a number of organised events in established communities throughout the year.
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