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Creating homes in the heart of Gippsland

The newly appointed project manager for Parklea’s Lillifield Estate at Warragul, Luke Van Lambaart, can’t wait to introduce buyers to the joys of living in West Gippsland.

A born and bred Gippsland boy himself, Luke joined Parklea in January attracted to his new role by the community-orientated approach taken by Parklea.

“I liked Parklea’s focus on the outcome and how their developments look rather than just trying to get the most money out of each project. They are actually there to do something good, to leave a legacy. What we are creating will be there forever so it needs to be right.”

Luke grew up in Moe and moved to Melbourne for work before returning to settle in Traralgon with partner Phoebe and 18-month-old son Patrick.

“I love Gippsland. The hustle and bustle of Melbourne doesn’t suit me. At Lillifield I want to create something that I would like my family to live in,” said Luke.

“Warragul is absolutely booming. It is such a beautiful part of Victoria and close enough to the CBD to comfortably commute a couple of days a week.”

Luke now has the exciting task of bringing Lillifield to life, taking it from farmland to a master-planned community of the quality Parklea is already renowned thanks to previous developments like Timbertop at Officer and Kaduna Park at Officer South.

It is a task Luke has taken on with relish.

“The planning and engineering design are well advanced,” explained Luke.

“We will soon kick off with minor demolition works. Construction should start in late 2022 and progress through 2023.”

When completed, Lillifield will comprise 1000 lots and include a shopping centre, modern primary school and convenient childcare facilities.

When he’s not at work, Luke is busy helping plan his May wedding to Phoebe. He is also a keen soccer player, pulling on the boots for Churchill United.

Luke said he can’t wait for the day when buyers start constructing their dream homes at Lillifield.

“I am excited about seeing buyers start to build there, thinking my team and I have taken the estate from plans on a computer screen to the actual developed property where lots have been sold and buyers have decided that’s where they want to live.

“Home is central to family life so it is a privilege to be creating something that will be so important in people’s lives.”