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February 2024 | Design Inspiration

If you're planning to renovate or refresh your home this year, start planning now! Many popular looks from the past...

February 2024 | Design Inspiration
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January 2024 | Events & Local Area

If you've found yourself wondering how to prepare your child for the first day of school, you wouldn't be alone!...

December 2023 | Design Inspiration

Being kind to the planet and adopting a sustainable approach during a time traditionally associated with indulgence...

November 2023 | Design Inspiration

Decorating a Christmas tree takes time, especially if you’re a perfectionists! The baubles, decorations and...

November 2023 | Events & Local Area

Summer is a great opportunity to spend more time outdoors with family and friends....

November 2023 | Events & Local Area

Ways to create a safer, more cohesive, connected neighbourhood

You’ve bought your new home, in a brand new,...

October 2023 | Construction

What is happening?

Starting 1 January 2024, the Victorian State Government will mandate that...

October 2023 | Design Inspiration

The Benefit of Choosing a House and Land Package

Remove the stress of searching for...

October 2023 | Events & Local Area
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October 2023 | Events & Local Area

The Donnybrae Community Fund has awarded 16 not-for-profit groups from within the areas of Craigieburn, Donnybrook...

September 2023 | Money Matters

As you begin to consider appliances when building your new home, or if you are considering updated appliances...

September 2023 | Design Inspiration

Spring is here and soon you’ll be caught up in a frenzy of seed sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as it...

August 2023 | Events & Local Area

Community groups don’t miss out! –The Donnybrae Community Fund is open

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August 2023 | Money Matters
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August 2023 | Money Matters
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July 2023 | Design Inspiration

With the cold depths of winter suddenly here, it's time to settle in and make your home a haven. Plush accents,...

June 2023 |

Recycling. Why it’s so important.

In recent years there’s been an increased emphasis on the...

June 2023 | Design Inspiration

Laundries in any busy household often serve as multifunctional spaces and therefore require smart organising...

May 2023 | Events & Local Area

The City of Whittlesea.
Get to know your local council and find out what can it do for you....

May 2023 | Construction

Although Autumn has brought cold weather and rain, Donnybrae is still buzzing with construction activity as our...

May 2023 | Design Inspiration

Embracing Autumn in Your Home

As the weather cools and cloud cover increases, it is time to...

April 2023 | Design Inspiration

Blog_7-star energy ratings and building your new home

There is now a 7-star energy rating...

April 2023 | Events & Local Area

It was the perfect day for an Easter Egg Hunt, with the sun shining and plenty of delicious chocolate eggs to be...

March 2023 | Events & Local Area

DONNYBRAE EASTER EGG HUNT!

SUNDAY 2ND...

March 2023 | Money Matters

With an ongoing focus on interest rates, now could be the perfect time to make some clever and practical changes to...

February 2023 | Events & Local Area

Donnybrae Estate developer, Dennis Family Corporation, has a...

February 2023 | Design Inspiration

When it comes to making your backyard your dream destination, the opportunities to create something beautiful and...

February 2023 | Design Inspiration

Tips for growing your own summer fruits

Fruit and summer go hand-in-hand. There’s nothing...

January 2023 | Events & Local Area

Craigieburn Cricket Club puts Donnybrae Community Fund grant to good use.

Since first...

January 2023 | Design Inspiration
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January 2023 | Events & Local Area

We know an important factor for many families deciding where to build their forever home, is the ability to access...

January 2023 | Design Inspiration

 

The announcement of the Pantone Colour of the Year is one that many eagerly await. Designers across the...

January 2023 |

AMAZING savings have arrived at...

December 2022 | Events & Local Area

What a massive year 2022 has been for the Donnybrae Community, check out our end of year highlight reel. We look...

December 2022 | Construction

Donnybrae is buzzing with construction activity and with the weather picking up for summer, this allows our civil...

November 2022 | Events & Local Area

Thank you to everyone that submitted a Community Fund application for 2022 and attended the presentation evening on...

November 2022 |

Drought proof your garden this summer

After a damp and chilly spring, who isn’t looking forward to a little...

October 2021 | Construction

Wondering how the settlement process works? Check out our helpful video that will give you important insights on...

October 2022 | Design Inspiration

7 Home design trends to watch out for in 2023.

When it comes to home décor, no one wants...

October 2022 | Events & Local Area

Reggie Cruz and his family can’t wait to become part of the Donnybrae community. Having recently secured a lot...

October 2022 |

In just 5 short years Donnybrae has firmly established itself as a thriving, vibrant community, now home to over 260...

September 2022 | Design Inspiration

Energy-efficient appliances for your home

As you move into your new home, you might also be...

September 2022 |

The War on Waste – how to make your home more sustainable.

Australia is one of the most...

September 2022 | Events & Local Area

THANKS FOR CONNECTING WITH US! Check out our highlight video showcasing all the fun at Donnybrae's Neighbour Connect...

September 2022 | Meet Your Neighbours

#6 Meet Donnybrae Sales Associate, Vesna...

September 2022 | Events & Local Area

Community groups – get a boost from the Donnybrae Community Fund!...

August 2022 | Events & Local Area
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August 2022 |

Setting up a home gym can definitely help you progress towards your health and fitness goals when you want the...

July 2022 | Construction

Buying off the plan – What does it mean?

Buying off the plan means entering into a contract to purchase a...

July 2022 | Events & Local Area

We know an important factor for many families deciding where to build their forever home, is the ability to access...

July 2022 | Design Inspiration

The Power of a Vision Board.

Vision boarding is an excellent way to clarify goals and...

June 2022 | Design Inspiration

Winter gardening can be both fun and refreshing. Here is some inspiration for some low maintenance herb...

May 2022 | Events & Local Area

So, you’re planning on buying, and maybe building, a house. One of the first and most important factors to...

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April 2022 | Design Inspiration

When purchasing a home, buyers used to base their decisions in part on how to customise their home based on...

April 2022 | Events & Local Area

At Donnybrae, we believe that a connected community is a happier, safer community. That’s why we have teamed up with...

March 2022 | Construction

How to buy land at Donnybrae. Your simple step-by-step guide.

Thinking about buying a block of land at one of...

March 2023 | Events & Local Area

Easter is coming to Donnybrae!!

We're hosting an Easter...

February 2022 | Events & Local Area

Donnybrook residents will enjoy a new community centre thanks to a funding boost from the state government.

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February 2022 | Meet Your Neighbours

A new home amid the best of town and country living

Think a new...

February 2022 | Construction

How to choose the right builder for you? Our top tips.

So you’ve decided to take the...

February 2022 | Events & Local Area

Enjoy the best of country living in Melbourne’s north.

There’s no doubting that Melbourne’s...

31 January 2022 | Events & Local Area

Enjoy Donnybrae's brand new park at our Family Fun Day on Saturday 5 February 2022

To...

January 2022 | Design Inspiration
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January 2022 | Construction

One thing is for certain – there are never too many dull moments, or much downtime involved, in Alex Gibson’s job...

December 2021 | Events & Local Area

$21,000 awarded by Donnybrae Community Fund

Fourteen not-for-profit groups operating in the...

December 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

When Sarah Russell found herself on her own with six-week-old baby Olive, aged just 22, her sole focus was on...

December 2021 | Events & Local Area
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December 2021 | Design Inspiration

Of all the holidays, the Festive Season provides the best opportunity to let your creativity and design aesthetic...

November 2021 | Design Inspiration

SPRING MAKEOVER: OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES

 After hibernating inside over the colder months, it’s time to embrace...

November 2021 | Construction

Your guide to going solar in the home.

More Australians are embracing the benefits of solar...

October 2021 | Money Matters

Your credit score and why it’s important.

What is your credit score? How can it impact your...

September 2021 | Events & Local Area

Although Donnybrae is a new development, we are fortunate to have established local schools in the area along with...

September 2021 | Design Inspiration

Right now, the mornings are crisp, and the days are getting longer. With the clouds clearing (most of the time), it'...

August 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

When it comes to the property game, Keenan Gorski is making all the right moves. Having just secured his...

August 2021 | Design Inspiration

Winter in the garden

Think there’s nothing to do in the garden in winter? Think again....

July 2021 | Money Matters

Super v Mortgage? Where should you put surplus cash?

The last 18 months have highlighted the...

July 2021 | Design Inspiration

With the master bedroom being the most personal space in the house, its design, look, and feel should reflect your...

June 2021 | Covid-19

Great news Melbourne, our land sales office will reopen from 10am, Friday 11th June.

However, all visitors to...

April 2021 | Events & Local Area

With so many households discovering the joys of dog ownership during lockdown, following is a guide to some of the...

March 2021 | Design Inspiration

Looking for fun family activities to enjoy at Easter in addition to an egg hunt? Here are our top five activities to...

March 2021 | Money Matters

For individual homeowners, a mortgage is often their single largest source of debt and has the greatest effect...

March 2021 | Design Inspiration

So, you’ve built your dream home and now you need to furnish it. Of course, it goes without saying that it’s...

January 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

When Dharminder Hans and Rajvir Chahal celebrated becoming permanent residents in Australia in 2020,...

January 2021 | Events & Local Area

Summer’s here! School’s out, the days are long and golden, and the weather is warm. And given all the challenges of...

January 2021 | Meet Your Neighbours

Adrian, Casey and Jax are a delightful young family who are excited to be planning their future at Donnybrae after...

January 2021 | Events & Local Area

With many holidaying at home this Summer, it doesn’t mean the holidays need to be boring, here are some great ideas...

December 2020 | Events & Local Area

That's a wrap, Donnybrae! 

2020 has been a year like no other, so it's time for a well earned rest!

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December 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for those still looking to build with the announcement on 29 November that the HomeBuilder scheme, which...

November 2020 | Money Matters

With its prime location approximately 40km north of Melbourne’s CBD and boutique masterplanned community of just 480...

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Spring has finally sprung, which means it’s a great time to start prepping your outdoor space for the season ahead....

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Jacinta Evans, Senior Interior Designer, Metricon.

The lounge room is often referred to as...

October 2020 | Design Inspiration

Who amongst us doesn't hanker for a bit more space? Whether your home is big or small, we’ve got plenty of tips to...

February 2021 | Covid-19

With Victorian restrictions easing from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 17 February 2021, all of our Victorian sites and...

September 2020 | Design Inspiration

Spring is on its way and soon you’ll be caught up in a frenzy of seed sowing, growing, and nurturing your garden as...

September 2020 | Design Inspiration

Tamara Hosken, Manager of the Spectra Showroom, Carlisle Homes

Gone are the...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new HomeBuilder grant scheme, but not sure if you qualify or fully...

June 2020 | Money Matters

Great news for Australians dreaming of buying their own home. The Federal Government’s new HomeBuilder scheme...

May 2020 | Money Matters

City, suburb, north, south, east or west, so many decisions?  When residents call Donnybrae home, you’re not only...

May 2020 | Money Matters

Where to next? It’s important to establish your budget. When working out your budget, you’ll need to factor in extra...

May 2020 | Money Matters

One of the most frequently asked, and notoriously difficult to answer, questions regarding purchasing property is: ‘...

May 2020 | Money Matters

Another option chosen by some purchasers is to keep their current home as an investment and upsize to something...

May 2020 | Money Matters

Here’s where our team is key!  Our team have years of experience and have a unique understanding of how daunting the...

May 2020 | Money Matters

At your appointment, you will be required to sign an unconditional contract of sale and all parties whose name/s...

May 2020 | Money Matters

The civil construction of each land release takes approximately 12 months. Before any machinery comes onsite, plans...

May 2020 | Money Matters

With your land now selected, it’s time to choose a home design and builder. Before you start visiting builders and...

May 2020 | Money Matters

Throughout the construction phases, you will be issued with letters from our conveyancing team providing updates on...

May 2020 | Construction

The upgrade of Donnybrook station is now complete, with local passengers enjoying 150 extra parking spaces and...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Growing your own edible garden isn't hard – it just requires a little time, patience, good advice and common sense...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

We all look forward to retreating to our homes from the busyness and chaos of the world. Your home should provide an...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

As the days get shorter and colder and we embrace the idea of being warm and cocooned inside, here are some...

May 2020 |

Making the decision to buy land and build your dream home is an exciting journey but it can also be a daunting...

May 2020 | Design Inspiration

Thanks to social-distancing regulations, we’re all spending way more time at home. So why not take advantage of the...

May 2020 | Construction

What are design guidelines and why do I need them?

So, you have decided to purchase vacant...

April 2020 | Money Matters

So, your home needs a little TLC but you’re not about to splash all your cash on a renovation.

Try these easy...

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

If you’re spending more time at home, growing your own herb garden is the perfect home project for you. Growing your...

April 2020 | Covid-19

We are in unprecedented times and understandably there's a lot of uncertainty in our community. But we want everyone...

April 2020 | Design Inspiration

Easter is a wonderful time to relax, refresh and spend extended time with family and friends… and get creative!...

March 2020 | Covid-19

At Dennis Family Corporation, the health and wellbeing of our staff, customers, trades and communities is our number...

January 2020 | Money Matters

Heard about the Australian Government’s new first home buyer deposit scheme, but not sure if you qualify or...

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once...

February 2020 | Design Inspiration

How to grow lawn that will make your neighbours green with envy.

So you’ve finally moved into your new house...

March 2020 | Design Inspiration

Setting up a new home is an incredibly exciting time and it’s tempting to race out and buy everything all at once...