Reunion Parade Culvert Construction Update

The Marigold community in Tarneit is the perfect blend of serenity and urban convenience. Its prime location boasts convenience to established amenity and proximity to natural open spaces surrounding the community.

Within the community, lucky residents have access to two local neighbourhood parks, Gathering Grove Park within Stage 4 of the community and the newly completed Frog Way Park in Stage 10. With almost one quarter (over 14 hectares) of the community’s gentle, undulating landscape exclusively reserved for natural open space.

Meandering through the centre of the community is the Linear Creek Reserve, providing water views and extensive passive open space. Complete with cycling and walking shared paths for all to enjoy, this area will be a celebrated space connecting Marigold’s residents to the natural environment.

The community’s east and west portions on either side of the Linear Creek Reserve will be connected via a culvert that allows water in the creek reserve to flow underneath and creates a base for the road network and traffic to cross over the top.

Read on for a breakdown of the construction process.

The culvert construction begins with the installation of a thick concrete base slab to cover the designated area. This concrete slab requires a huge amount of concrete, requiring a new concrete truck arriving to supply the concrete every 15 minutes.

Once the slab has been poured, like all concrete, it must cure and harden for at least 7 days.

Specially designed large concrete blocks are then delivered in a coordinated effort, with multiple truck loads. Each concrete block is laid in its position on top of the base slab with the use of a crane and connected together to form a channel for the water to flow through.

Once the blocks are in place, the gas and water services are laid alongside the road network and the whole area is filled in and compacted in preparation for the road layers.

Work on the culvert is currently underway along Reunion Parade and is anticipated for completion in line with the delivery of Stage 11 & Stage 7.

Stay tuned for future construction updates coming soon!



Construction continuing on Marigold’s Stage 10 Park!

Construction of Marigold’s Stage 10 Park in Tarneit commenced late last year before the Christmas break. The construction site is now a hive of activity as the construction team work hard to deliver the second local neighbourhood park for the community in Tarneit.

The construction team began with earthworks to shape the land to the desired levels and prepare the area for the next stages of construction. Since continuing work at the start of this year, drainage has also been completed and the park has really begun to take shape with the different sections of the park now evident, the concrete for the shared paths complete, and the first signs of equipment installed.

Stage 10 Park site secured with Earthworks underway in December 2022.

This next phase of construction is an exciting one with the team installing all of the play equipment for the park, completing the paving and edging around the path network and continuing to install the feature boulders, timber bench seating and will connect and install the water drinking fountain.

Park bench seating and equipment being installed in Frog Way Park.

If you’d like a recap on what play equipment will be included in Frog Way Park, you can visit our previous news post here.

The final phase of construction will include the landscaping works and the installation of the rubber soft-fall surface around the play equipment with works anticipated for completion mid-year. The park will open some time after that once official approvals have been received from council.   

We look forward to delivering this new park to the Marigold community that will provide a space for relaxation and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle for all residents. Marigold residents can expect to reap the rewards of being surrounded by ample green space, look forward to spending many hours outdoors and feel the benefits of an enhanced connection to nature. This is a space that all Marigold residents will be able to enjoy passively or actively.

Stay tuned for more construction updates coming soon!

Schools Near Marigold
New Schools Opening in Tarneit

New Schools Coming Soon!

It’s every parent’s ideal.

Quality education within safe walking or riding distance from home!

At Marigold, that ideal is set to become a reality, with a new government primary school and a specialist school opening in Term 1, 2023. Located on Polly Parade in Tarneit, just minutes from our community, the school drop-off has never been easier!

The new government Primary School is Nearnung (prounounced nee-a-noong) Primary School, formerly Tarneit Missen House Primary School which was its interim name.

This new school will cater for 525 students from Prep to Grade 6 and include the following facilities:

  • An administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities,
  • 2 learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces,
  • A specialist learning neighbourhood building for subjects such as food technology and science,
  • A community hub with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space,
  • 2 outdoor hard courts and
  • A sports field.

Enrollments are now open. For all enquiries, please email

The neighbouring specialist school is part of the Waringa Park School who will be opening a Tarneit Campus that will cater for 50 students with intellectual disabilities from Prep to Grade 6.

The Tarneit campus will include the following facilities:

  • Learning and breakout spaces,
  • Multipurpose, media and arts spaces,
  • A library,
  • Space for food technology and,
  • Technology and science spaces

For enrolment queries, please contact Warringa Park School on (03) 9749 5774 or via email at

These two new schools form part of a wider education and community hub, established at this location on Polly Parade in Tarneit by the Victorian Government. The state government has committed to building a new kindergarten either on-site or next door to each newly built primary school.

Co-locating kindergartens at primary schools provides many benefits to families, including:

  • Easy to access kindergarten programs
  • Simple and convenient drop-offs and pickups.
  • A smooth transition from kindergarten to school.

The neighbouring kindergarten at this site is Bembit Bag-rook Community Centre. This centre will also offer maternal and child health care services alongside its kindergarten facilities.

You can read more about this centre here.

Give your children the best start in life minutes from home.

With an enviable location and everyday convenience, life at Marigold promises a comfortable and connected lifestyle in the heart of Melbourne’s west.

Secure your place today.

Happy Holidays from the Marigold Team.

Marigold wishes you a very Merry Christmas. 

Marigold wishes you a very Merry Christmas. 

We’d like to thank you for your continued support throughout this year as we continue to build your future community.  

This year has only strengthened our resolve to build a robust and supportive community for you at Marigold. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and we look forward to seeing you in the new year. 

Happy Holidays from the Marigold Team. 

The Marigold Sales Office will be closing 5 pm Sunday, 20th of December and will reopen on Monday, 4th January.  

First home owner tips

Everything to consider as a first home buyer

It’s one of the most important and exciting times in anyone’s life – your first home. As with anything new, you may either have little knowledge or feel overwhelmed by all of the information out there. Marigold not only offers you competitively priced House & Land Packages by some of Australia’s top builders, but our sales team are here to guide you through owning your first home. Here are some of our top tips. 

Understanding Your Financial Situation 

Taking a holistic view of your finances requires more than just saving for your deposit, it requires a realistic understanding of all the costs associated with buying a home, from fees and stamp duty to the fact that you will be solely responsible for paying all the maintenance and upkeep of your home. This understanding will allow for a happy transition to a homeowner with minimal surprises along the way. When building a home, this entails understanding expenses like site costs, perimeter fencing and landscaping. These are all costs that are not covereed in your build price, so saving sufficiently and allocating appropraite budget to them is important. 

Your deposit matters 

The usual aim is to save up 20% of the loan value to avoid lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) and make your mortgage repayments far easier in the long run. However, it is possible to purchase a home with a deposit of far less, just be aware of the extra cost you will incur.  Discuss your situation with a lender and they will provide the best and tailored advice for you!  

The First Home Owners Grant 

The First Home Buyers Grant currently offers Victorian applicants buying or building a new home (valued up to $750,000) to  receive $10,000 from the government to go towards their new home.  

That’s right, $10,000 from the government for nothing! Pretty sweet huh?

To find out more, and check eligibility requirements, click here

Saving on stamp duty  
If you buy an established home, you will most likely pay land transfer duty (otherwise known as stamp duty). 

Depending on the value of your home, you may be able to claim a duty exemption or concession.  

First-home buyer duty exemption  A one-off duty exemption is available if your new home is valued up to $600,000 and will be your principal place of residence (PPR).

First-home buyer concession – You may be eligible to claim a discount on your stamp duty if your new home is worth between $600,001 to $750,000 and it will also be your principal place of residence.

When you buy a block of land, stamp duty is only calculated on the value of the land, which may mean you will not be required to pay for stamp duty at all. Whooppee!

You can find out more about the First Home Buyer exemption or concession here

First Home Super Saver (FHSS)

The First Home Super Saver scheme is a way for First Home Buyers to save money in their super funds and then use those savings towards the purchase of their first home.

The scheme can be used to purchase a new or established home and if you are purchasing your first home along with somebody else, where this will also be their first home, you are able to pool their contributions and combine them with yours.

The FHSS can help you save the following:

  • Up to a maximum of $15,000 in any one financial year
  • Up to a maximum of $50,000 across all years
  • You will also receive an amount of deemed earnings that relate to those contributions

To find out more, or check your eligibility, visit this link .

Always seek pre-approval 

This last step is such a useful tool. A lot of people start looking for house and land without going to see a lender first. This doesn’t make a lot of sense because you’re in the market blindly looking for something that you have no idea that you can afford. Pre-approval is an indication from your lender of your borrowing capacity (the amount the bank is willing to lend you). This amount is based on your income, deposit, and how you spend your money (time to cut back on Uber Eats!).

Reach out to the Marigold Sales Team on the methods below, who can put you in contact with a lender. 

Buying your first home is an extremely rewarding experience and we hope this list has given you some pointers to guide you through your homeowning journey. 

Our friendly sales team are always happy to help answer any queries you may have.
If you wish to speak to our sales team,  please feel free to reach out on either of the following methods:

Phone: 1300 888 181



How to choose the perfect floor plan for your family

You’ve chosen to settle your family in beautiful Marigold at Tarneit – now comes the challenging and exciting part – building your dream home. Before you’ve even thought of the budget or what you’d like to see coming home every day, you need a floor plan. How does one even begin? Thinking about a home from the top down doesn’t come naturally to most of us, so here are a few tips to help you select the perfect floor plan for your family. 

Consider your block and size 

This is the easy part – you already know how big your block is; now you must figure out how much of it you want to use. Do you want a big backyard or something more low maintenance? Perhaps you want a bit of grass for the kids to play as well as a deck. This means less space for indoor living. It’s up to you and your family’s preference. 

Privacy vs open plan living 

Open plan living is a popular choice, especially if one wants to entertain and enjoy wider and breezier spaces. However, as children grow older, they will crave privacy and quieter spaces to study (or play video games…) Considering the needs of your family are helpful in whittling down your options. 

Building up or out? 

Homes that cluster living spaces and bedrooms off to the side can often solve the privacy vs open living problem. Another alternative is building up to save on space for bigger backyards or entertainment areas. The kids can “rule the upstairs” while parents can entertain guests uninterrupted down below. You could also have living quarters all upstairs with a downstairs reserved for living, dining, and lounge areas. 

The entertainer’s home or one for the family? 

Floor plans can cater to how often you entertain; do you want something that welcomes guests as they walk through the door such as a foyer that opens into an open living area? If you enjoy more private moments with your family over hosting friends, a formal living room near the front door separate from the family area may be a better option. 

Your present and future lifestyle 

Though it might just be you, your partner, and your newborn right now, your house should cater to baby number two (or three!) if you’re planning on starting a bigger family. Sacrificing some living space for bedrooms or extra bathrooms might not be on your radar now but will become useful in the years (and decades) to come. Having children run around is also something to consider. 

Wider hallways and higher ceilings might not be a priority now, but it’ll be what your family needs later on. 

Other factors to consider 

Other floor plan additions to consider is storage – do you need lots of storage? Perhaps additional storage in the garage? If you have furniture you want to use in the home, also consider its placement. Planning around what you have is smart and can save you money. 

Luckily, Marigold has many options for you to find the perfect floorplan in your perfect home. Contact us on 1300 888 181 or visit our Sales Office on 1030 Dohertys Road Tarneit VIC 3029 (cnr of Dohertys Rd and Derrimut Rd) and let’s begin the journey to owning your dream home. We’re open 7 days a week from 11am-5pm.


Growland’s Front Yard Living

Future Marigold residents will be the first to experience Growland’s new initiative, “Front Yard Living”. Fostering a linked and unified neighbourhood, residents will be able to choose from a range of landscaping packages that will activate the front yard space, creating an extension of the home onto the street.

Devoted pedestrian and cycling paths will support this commitment to connected community design, providing direct access to town centres, parks, open spaces and waterways.

Committed to preserving the area’s natural beauty, Marigold will revitalise existing creeks and waterways with a dedicated storm water management system that will provide a home for local flora and fauna to continue to flourish.

To find out more about current releases and register your interest, please click here.

Wyndham Rail Boost

Wyndham Rail Boost

Wyndham City has welcomed the State Government’s announcement of the $50 billion Suburban Rail Loop, which will feature a rail link between the Werribee City Centre (just 14km from Marigold) and Melbourne Airport, providing a huge economic boost for the local area.

Forming a circle around Melbourne’s suburbs, the rail link will include at least 15 new station connections including 12 new potential underground stations, the construction of which will create more than 20,000 new jobs.

Expected to be very popular and attract an influx of eager commuters, it has been forecast that the Suburban Rail Link will be the busiest line in Melbourne by 2051, with around 400,000 passengers per day.

To find out more about the rail link, please visit

Location, Location

Located in a previously untouched pocket of Tarneit North in one of Melbourne’s fastest growing regions, Marigold’s first residents will help to shape the area’s developing identity.

Tarneit is in the City of Wyndham and population projections have forecasted the area to grow by almost 490,000 people by 2041, bringing with it an influx of new amenity as well as education and employment opportunities.

Positioned just 27 kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, Marigold will offer residents access to all of Melbourne’s new and existing amenities, while its location at the heart of rapidly growing Tarneit North ensures a convenient lifestyle.

In perfect contrast, the estate’s natural landscape means that no matter where residents are in the neighbourhood they will never be more than a few footsteps from a park, playground, sporting reserve or wetlands.

To find out more and discover a beautiful life at Marigold click here.


Welcome to Marigold

Welcome to Marigold – Tarneit’s most beautiful new address.

Encompassing 900 lots carefully masterplanned across 60 hectares, Marigold presents the perfect opportunity for families living in untouched Tarneit North.

Our news and community section is the best place to keep up to date with sales updates and releases, builder options, local events, activities and community information.

Marigold is brought to you by leading Australian property developer Growland. Committed to creating quality neighbourhoods that complement their surrounding communities, the team is proud to be providing Tarneit with a new community that will shape the area for generations to come.