YarraBend boasts a cutting edge level of technology, connecting the individual with the YarraBend community. Residents will belong to a smart wired suburb with high-speed internet and free public Wi-Fi, while an exclusive YarraBend Resident App will connect residents to a variety of amenities and information within the suburb including public transport timetables, home delivery and social events. The app will also act as a control pad for smart wiring and devices within the home.
YarraBend residents will also have access to a full time tech concierge who will be able to assist with everything from setting up home entertainment and sound systems, to assistance with smart-wiring and future-focused technology. Each home will be entitled to ten-hours of this free technical service per year.
YarraBend is a place for healthy living and a dynamic lifestyle, with spaces for moments of quiet reflection or a spontaneous game of cricket on the lawn. At YarraBend, nature is enjoyed in all its forms, from the cycle trails, running tracks, and beautiful outdoor swimming pool to the meticulously crafted onsen springs and internal parks, each with a unique design and story.
Residents can also enjoy the latest in health and wellness at YarraBend’s own state-of-the-art wellness centre containing a 25m heated indoor swimming pool, two yoga exercise areas, spin class rooms, steam and sauna rooms, a large commercial grade equipped gym, child care, personal trainer areas, massage rooms and a juice and health food bar.
YarraBend will have its own cosmopolitan hospitality sector with a spacious 2,000m² of open public space and an al fresco dining scene overlooking Artisan Park. Providores, gourmet grocers and independent food makers will share old traditions and the newest flavours with the YarraBend locals. From freshly baked bread to local cheese and wine, a daily farmers’ market experience will be right at the door. Melbourne’s leading food operators will make a new home in this precinct, all selected by YarraBend’s very own food curator.
YarraBend celebrates local and international artists, both past and present through sculpture parks, exhibitions and workshops. The architecture also expresses the artistic vision of the most creative minds from around the globe from the bold architectural forms to the iconic rooftop spaces.
Regular events such as summer festival and outdoor film nights will bring residents together at Turbine park. Inside, residents will also enjoy an indoor cinema as well as multi-purpose dining and entertainment rooms in select residential buildings.
With buildings designed by international artists and vibrant street art bringing open spaces to life, this will be a neighbourhood known for its culture, craftsmanship, creativity, and impeccable design.
YarraBend is a future-focused suburb that leads the way in the integration of cutting edge technology and environmental design. Each precinct will achieve the highest possible ESD rating under the UDIA Enviro development scheme, a first for an infill development site in Melbourne. The latest in sustainable thinking has informed every decision at YarraBend, from electric car charge points to solar PV systems and energy efficient lighting. In addition, by using Tesla power walls, surplus energy can be stored which allows each home to run on zero or cost utility fees.
With community gardens, expanses of parkland and green rooftops, this carefully considered urban environment is in perfect harmony with its natural surrounds.
YarraBend is designed for residents to expand their knowledge, improve their health and explore new cultural horizons. Families, individuals, artists and professionals will share ideas, knowledge and create a new suburb with a unique culture and identity. Located within the zone of the highest regarded schools and universities in the country, and with a brand new primary school, YarraBend will also be a place for children to study close to home, and for adults to enjoy classes in the evening.