The year that was at Marigold

The year that was at Marigold

Marigold has achieved some amazing milestones this year!

We have continued to work hard to develop the Marigold community & we’re proud of how far we have come in 2020.

See below some of the highlights of the year:

● Stage 4B commenced ahead of schedule! Titles anticipated for late May 2021.

● Stage 9 Construction will begin early February 2021, anticipated to title August 2021.

● Marigold has delivered over 250 titled lots during 2020 (Stage 1, Stage 2, Stage 3 and Stage 4A)

● New roads completed, including:

○ Doherty’s Road

○ Padma Boulevard Intersection

○ Marigold Estate Entrance

● Construction of reserves such as the Stage 4 Park and Dry Creek to commence early 2021.

The team at Marigold would like to wish you and your family a Happy Holidays.

Our Sales Office will be closed from 5pm Sunday, 20th December and will reopen Monday 4th January.

We hope you enjoy your summer break and look forward to what 2021 will bring.

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$25,000 Stimulus Packages to be Available with New Home Builds

With social restrictions easing and normality on the horizon, it is welcome news that the Australian government has announced a building stimulus package that offers a $25,000 cash grant to prospective new home builds.
This new incentive aims to provide a boost to the building industry in light of the recent economic downturn due to the COVID19 crisis, with specific details regarding applicant eligibility including:

  • A grant of $25,000 to eligible owner-occupiers ( not just first home buyers ) to build a new home or substantially where the contract is entered into between today and December 31, 2020.
  • Construction of a new home must be contracted to commence within three months of the contract date.
  • Income thresholds – consistent with the First Home Buyers Deposit Gap Scheme (FHBDGS) – of $125,000 for singles, or $200,000 for couples.
  • A threshold of $750,000 for the value of the new home (including land)

This is an exciting incentive for the new home industry and will help get people into their new homes quicker and easier than ever before. To learn more and to find out if you’re eligible, head to:


Seasons Greetings

The team at Marigold would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season.

The Marigold Sales Office will be closing on Friday the 20th of December and reopen on Saturday the 4th of January 2020.


Navigating your way through building terminology

For many of us, building our first home is an incredibly exciting,
once-in-a-lifetime experience that will form one of the greatest moments and create some of the best memories of your life. It can also be quite a complex and confusing journey as you are likely not to have been through the experience before. Along with learning all sorts of new concepts will be a bunch of technical industry terms and lingo that you’ll have to familiarise yourself with. Today we present you with some of the more common basic terms you’ll likely encounter.

Understanding a few of these terms will help you feel more at ease with the process, however, if ever you need clarification our friendly team here at Marigold is always here to help.

It is installed at the edge of a staircase, balcony or terrace to stop people from  falling.

A beam runs horizontally along the main walls of a building supporting the

A sloping edge to avoid a sharp angle, it is created for either safety or aesthetic  reason

A line established by the local council which is the minimum distance that must  be maintained between the building and the street or road boundary. 

All construction projects in Australia require a bill of quantities (BOQ) which  details the estimated costs of the project 

Material that is used as an interior or exterior finishing such as concrete, masonry,  wood or glass 

A computer-aided design (CAD) uses architecture software to create a detailed  model of a building to speed up processes and aid accuracy in measurements. 

Commonly used as a fundamental material for framing a building, it is a panel  made from plaster that is covered in cardboard 

Easements refer to the right to use or enter parts of a property, a right way of an  easement is needed to run electricity, water or gas across another owner’s  property.

The section of the roof that overhangs a wall, usually used for shade and  collecting and diverting rainwater. 

This is a two-dimensional image of any side of a building. 

The floor plan refers to the layout of the building. 

A natural or built-up formation of soil, sub-soil or rock upon which a building is  supported.

Non-structural elements made from timber or metal that are made off-site,  including stairs, doors, cupboards, and window frames. 

A load-bearing wall carries the load of the structure above it, as such, it cannot be  removed without compromising the integrity of the structure.  

This refers to brickwork or stonework. 

It is a pit at or below the lowest point of any structure, the sump collects  unwanted water, also called a drain pit. 

Marigold is here to walk you through the transition to becoming a homeowner  and make it as simple, easy and exciting as it should be. Why not get in contact  and choose Marigold to build your forever home.  

Call today on 1300 888 181 or email

We’ll Pay Your Interest for 6 Months!

We’ll Pay Your Interest for 6 Months!

Purchase land in stages 1 & 2 at Marigold and Growland will pay your interest for the first 6 months of your loan.

The process is easy. Choose your dream lot up to $380,000 purchase price, select your builder and dream home then once your land settles you don’t have to worry about your repayments for 6 months. Take advantage of this limited offer and save money while your home is being built!

For full terms and conditions see:

Offer ends 30th June 2020.

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Why Moving to the Western Suburbs is the Best Choice

The western suburbs of Melbourne already offer welcoming, diverse communities, an under-the-radar food scene, and thriving arts and sports cultures. So when will you be moving in? Here are just a few more reasons why you’ll soon be saying that “West is best!” 

More bang for your buck You’ll find homes in the western suburbs are generally less expensive than those that are located the exact same distance from the city going east or even north. You could seriously save hundreds of thousands of dollars instantly simply by changing direction! The median house price in a suburb like Tarneit North is just $517,550. 

Plenty of options Vacant land and new estates are popping up all the time out west, whereas in other metro areas they are increasingly rare. This means that you could find a home conveniently located within 30 minutes of the CBD, that is less cramped or overdeveloped and closer to health care and schools – probably for far less of a cost than you might find elsewhere. 

Everything feels fresh and new Because the western corridor has been identified as a key area for population growth in Melbourne, there are lots of resources being put into building public spaces and new communities and transforming existing overlooked suburbs into happy, healthy places to live. Developers and governments are now more conscious than ever of incorporating parks, playgrounds, sporting grounds, and even wetlands into residential areas; something you’re unlikely to find in older estates. Public facilities like sporting grounds, health care centres and educational institutions are more likely to be brand new too. 

It’s easy to get around Recent and upcoming public transport and road projects – including the Regional Rail Link, Avalon airport link and the Leakes Road duplication (part of eight main western roads being upgraded) – means that coming home to the western suburbs is getting easier all the time. And, it’s less than half an hour into town from Tarneit station anyway!

You could skip the daily commute Even as the transportation system is getting better and better out west, you could choose to avoid daily travel stress altogether. Find a job much closer to home! The western suburbs are already well known for opportunities in construction, manufacturing, warehousing, industry, and logistics and the planned Hopkins Road Business Precinct, the East Werribee Employment Precinct and a plethora of town centres mean employment prospects are on the rise. You could find your dream job and your dream home here.

You’ve Found the Block – Now How Do You Choose the Right Builder?

Finally, the block that you’ve always dreamed of is yours. Take a breath and get ready to take the next step – choosing a builder. It’s a big choice after all, as this is the house you and your family will be living in for years to come. Lucky for you, the team at Marigold is here to help guide you through the process of how to make the best choice for your brand new home.

It’s all about the right fit.

Once you have a really clear picture of the type of house you want, the next step will be to collate a list of prospective builders.

Many builders have distinct design styles, construction styles, and even communication styles. It’s important to make sure that you are on the same page from the start and that communication is transparent and easy.

Some builders will offer incentives, discounted costs, and inclusions that come as standard with their packages. By teaming up with some of Victoria’s most reputable builders, Marigold offers a complete turn-key home solution featuring packages that include fencing, front landscaping, driveway, path, flooring and much more.

Research is key.

The best form of research is to check out a builder’s home construction quality in person. Whether it be their finishes, materials, floorplans or building style – you’ll be sure to be inspired. Time to plan an exciting day trip to the builder’s display homes!

When you have whittled your list down to a few truly suitable builders, there are a few questions to consider – 10 questions to ask a prospective builder are a great start.

Time to make it happen.

We suggest talking with several builders, qualifying a couple that you feel comfortable with and then beginning the quoting process. Ask the selected builders for detailed quotes on your build but keep in mind – cheaper is not always better.

Look carefully into the breakdown of costs – the more detail here, the better. Go through the quotes carefully and make sure they include everything you want – such as specific features and fittings, removal of rubbish and site waste.

It is imperative that you do your homework when selecting the right builder for your dream home. The key to build longevity and avoiding a whole host of expensive repairs down the line is a solid foundation, quality products, clear communication and understanding what is and what is not included in your build.

Marigold supports you in your quest to build your dream home by taking out the guesswork in supplying you with reputable builders and quality packages. Come and have a chat with our friendly team and get the ball rolling on your dream home build. Call 1300 888 181 or visit 1030 Dohertys Road Tarneit.

Why You Should Consider a House and Land Package

Is contemporary and modern your thing? Do you like your houses like new white shirts; crisp, white and clean? If having the flexibility to choose a floorplan to fit your specific needs and a community master planned for convenience and ease, then a house and land package at Marigold is a perfect fit for you.

What is a House and Land Package?
House and land packages (or H&L packages for those who enjoy an acronym) are  properties situated in land estates where developers buy land to create new communities, infrastructure and facilities. These new properties are sold off the plan with a range of customisable house designs.

There are several exciting advantages to choosing a house and land package, many of which streamline time, processes and increase livability and lower maintenance. 

T’s Crossed and I’s Dotted.
Modern life benefits from streamlining processes, and one of the biggest advantages of purchasing a home this way is that it simplifies the process of building a custom home. Taking the guesswork and time out of scouting for the perfect plot of land and a building contract to match. The ability to personalise your own home without the stresses of the unknown cannot be underestimated. Marigold’s one-step process makes this even easier.

Let’s Talk Money.
Prices are upfront and clear, which is great if you have pre-approval, you can save thousands purchasing this way. Often discounts are offered, such as the Marigold Difference – Teaming up with 6 of Victoria’s most trusted builders has allowed Marigold to offer wholesale prices. Including up to $40k* of incentives, savings and grants – and if you’re a First Home Buyer, congrats, you could be saving close to $60k! So sit back, relax, and know you’re getting the savings and dream home you deserve.

Go Green.
Most buyers are becoming more eco-friendly and new homes are following suit, modern house builds are more likely to be energy efficient and have appropriate solar orientation, that is; the positioning of your house relative to seasonal variations in the sun’s path as well as prevailing wind patterns. Clever orientation,  such as this, can make your home much cheaper to run. 

Quality Assurance.
New homes generally require less maintenance, often the building, fixings and fittings will come with a builder’s guarantee and if you choose a reputable builder, you may not need to do repairs for years. Marigold offers you a range of reputable builders; Metricon, Simonds and New Shop, to name a few.

Amenities Abound.
Many master planned estates, such as Marigold, include new facilities such as schools, medical centres and shopping areas resulting in a low maintenance and laid back lifestyle where amenities are within walking distance. Being part of a new community offers the chance to play a vital part in building the DNA of the community, investing in how it is formed to shape yours and your family’s future. 

At One With Nature.
Modern estates place importance on green spaces, parks, dedicated footpaths and even the conservation of local features and heritage, Marigold has worked hard to retain this link, conserving dry stone walls and Dry Creek, a natural water feature that winds through Marigold Estate, giving the estate a depth of history and connection to the land on which it is built.

Growland have aimed to strike a balance between living nestled in nature whilst having close and easy access to modern facilities and the city. They have achieved this in the careful planning and creation of green spaces that make up Marigold Estate. So why not get in contact and let Marigold build your forever home. 

Call today on 1300 888 181 or email