- Around 45 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD by car
- Just moments from picturesque country towns
- Close to the new Diggers Rest Train Station
- Direct access to the Calder Freeway
- Under 25 minutes from Melbourne Airport by car
Bloomdale is located only one stop from Watergardens Shopping Centre (Watergardens Station) by train and 15 minutes by car. This major shopping destination boasts over 210 stores on one level.
Alternatively, a mere 6 minutes by train or 10 minutes by car north of Bloomdale brings you to the popular Sunbury Central.
Bloomdale's future Neighbourhood Activity Centre will provide residents with their own supermarket, retail, medical centre and an entertainment precinct. (Artist impression)
Diggers Rest Primary School is a school where individuals matter. The school’s mission is to nurture the individuality of students, empowering each to reach their full potential. Underpinning its programs is the belief that all students can learn, and a commitment to the development of students who are resilient, active, confident, principled, well rounded, reflective and curious. Diggers Rest Primary School is proud of strong academic achievements and an environment where the school values – learning, respect, pride and friendship are visible across the school.
Bloomdale can be conveniently accessed from the Calder Freeway via the second Diggers Rest exit, or just as easily reached from the south via Plumpton Road and from the north via Vineyard Road. Under 45 minutes from Melbourne's CBD by car and under 25 minutes from Melbourne Airport by car, Bloomdale is well connected.
When you’d rather not drive, Bloomdale is only 2kms from the new Diggers Rest Station on the Sunbury line, which operates full Metro services running every 12 minutes during the morning and evening peak periods. Buses run daily with route 483 connecting Diggers Rest to both Sunbury and Moonee Ponds.
In addition to the existing civiac assets, over $20 million is being spent locally to improve roads, services, community facilities and recreation precincts, including:
- Road upgrades of Vineyard Road, Plumpton Road and Houdini Drive
- Multi-purpose Community Centre
- Indoor Active Recreation Facility
- Construction of a new pavilion at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve
- Upgrades to playing surfaces, car parking and landscaping at the Diggers Rest Recreation Reserve
- Additional tennis courts
Bloomdale will also create employment opportunities in the area with over 6,400 jobs in the short-term during construction and 650 long-term jobs.
Bloomdale’s carefully designed masterplan includes over 13 ha of wetlands, 40kms of shared walking paths and bike tracks and 4ha of open space, including six community parks.
Extensive parks and open spaces are linked by routes shaded by native trees and shrubs, providing comfort along the footpaths and streets. The Diggers Rest Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) provides further guidelines regarding the parks and open space in and around Bloomdale and the wider Diggers Rest area to ensure contemporary open space and consideration for both biodiversity and natural systems.
Right from the start, Bloomdale enjoys a range of sporting and recreation facilities on its doorstep, including football ovals, tennis courts, netball courts and parks and for shopping and entertainment, is just one stop from Watergardens retail hub.
Surrounded by Victoria’s characteristically rich heritage, a relaxing drive or train journey brings you to the heart of the regions historic townships and regional cities, including Sunbury, Daylesford, the Macedon Ranges and the Goldfields. Each of these destinations open up wonderful opportunities to explore the colourful gold rush heritage and taste your way around the region's award-winning restaurants, provedores, local farmers markets and wineries.