In the heart of Melbourne’s west, Werribee is fast becoming a cultural hub with lifestyle amenities such as the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion, popular music festivals and standout events, a newly expanded shopping precinct, multiple wineries and foodie hot spots throughout the area. With all this and more, what’s not to love about Werribee?
Due to significant urban rejuvenation, Werribee has become a residential hotspot. First homeowners and established couples are increasingly drawn to this picturesque suburb, built around a river that leads to Port Phillip Bay, thanks to affordable and spacious homes like those at RiverEdge by Burbank Group.
The new apartments, designed by internationally renowned architects Rothelowman, offer unrivalled views over the Werribee River, You Yangs and city skyline, depending on the aspect. In addition to abundant natural surrounds, Melbourne’s CBD is conveniently accessible via a 30-minute train trip or drive, with RiverEdge only 550m from the Werribee Train Station.
With spring on the horizon, let’s take a look at the most popular local events and services that this evolving precinct has to offer — and mark them down in your diary, you won’t want to miss them!
A day at the races
The annual Werribee Cup draws locals from both Werribee and its neighbouring suburbs to the racetracks for a day of carnival-style fun.
Dress up in your Sunday finest and head to the Werribee racecourse. Indulge in an Umbrella Package on the home straight for you and your friends or upgrade to a private marquee with food and beverage inclusions to feel luxuriously pampered.
The Werribee Cup is the perfect place to meet your new neighbours and spend the day in the summer sun. There are free kids activities, Fashion on the Field and live entertainment as a backdrop to an incredible day of racing.
As if the Werribee Cup isn’t enough, Werribee also hosts the annual Alfa Romeo Melbourne Polo Cup tournament, Victoria’s most prestigious event on the Victorian Polo calendar.
One Electric Day music festival
Held on the lawns of Werribee Park, One Electric Day has sold out every year since its launch in 2013. The festival has seen iconic Australian rock stars like John Farnham and Darryl Braithwaite headline previous years while this year’s lineup touts rock legend Jimmy Barnes and Richard Clapton.
As a RiverEdge homeowner, you can rock on until the early hours of the morning with your Rothelowman designed apartment only a hop, skip and a jump away.
Established in 1998, Shadowfax is a boutique winery located in the heart of Werribee Park.
You can visit the cellar door any day of the week between 11am and 5pm and with an on-site restaurant, you can enjoy a glass of single-vineyard vintage with lunch as you look over the picturesque park.
Life at RiverEdge in Werribee will be full of fun as you navigate the local events and lifestyle, discovering more points of connections with the community and nature. There are water parks and beaches in Melbourne’s south-west, among musical festivals, wineries, golf courses, and Cup days, that.