DFC: Victoria’s Gas Substitution Roadmap

What is happening?

Starting 1 January 2024, the Victorian State Government will mandate that new dwellings, apartment buildings, and residential subdivisions requiring planning permits be all electric, phasing out new gas connections.

This will be implemented through an amendment to the Victoria Planning Provisions and all planning schemes. It applies to both greenfield and infill sites across Victoria.

This policy will affect the construction of new dwellings requiring planning permits for the dwelling but will not impact:

Donnybrae May Construction Update

Although Autumn has brought cold weather and rain, Donnybrae is still buzzing with construction activity as our civil teams work hard to meet deadlines.

Construction is well underway on stages 10, 11 and 12 with sewer, drainage, water and gas works currently taking place.

General site clean up has started for stages 14, 15 and 16 to prepare for sewer and drainage works as well as water and gas.

Plus, a big congratulations to purchasers in stage 13 who have now received titles on their lots and can begin building their dream homes!

Construction Update

Donnybrae is buzzing with construction activity and with the weather picking up for summer, this allows our civil contractors to work to a more consistent schedule.

Construction has commenced on stages 10, 11 and 12 with general clean up of the sites well underway to prepare for sewer and drainage works as well as water and gas.

The Stage 10 park is set to start works in 2023.

Stage 13 is almost complete with titles estimated in January / February 2023.

How to settle on your block of land

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

Buying Off The Plan - Everything You Need to Know!

Buying off the plan – What does it mean?

Buying off the plan means entering into a contract to purchase a property before the property title is created and construction is complete or has even started. This can include the sale of vacant land, house and land packages and strata properties.

It’s a purchase option that gives buyers a range of valuable advantages, like saving on price, the option to customise and stamp duty concessions, but it may not necessarily be the best choice for everyone. So it’s important to understand the pros and cons.

How to buy land at a Dennis Family Corporation community

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

Thinking about buying a block of land at one of our Dennis Family Corporation Communities, but not sure where to start? We’ve put together a helpful video that explains the process of buying a block of land at Donnybrae.

For more information, call or drop into the Donnybrae Sales Centre and speak to a member of our sales team.

How to choose the right builder for you? Here's our top tips

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

So you’ve decided to take the plunge and build your dream home and choosing g the right home builder is one of the first, and most important, decisions you’ll make. Picking the right builder for your new home can be time-consuming. But finding one you like and trust, and who understands your creative vision, has the potential to make or break the entire experience for you. So it’s something you don’t want to rush.

SOHO Living's Alex Gibson shines a light on Medium Density

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

Joining the company just over 2 years ago, Senior Development Manager Alex is responsible for overseeing the organisation, direction and delivery of the company’s many development projects, commanding a team of highly skilled development managers, as well as managing many of its key developer partnerships.

Your guide to solar power in the home

Your guide to going solar in the home.

More Australians are embracing the benefits of solar energy and battery storage than ever before. With solar panel prices still coming down and a host of government solar and battery rebates to help get you started, it’s worth considering if now’s the right time to buy or upgrade. But with such a large range of products, installers and retailers out there, being an informed consumer has never been more important. Here’s our 101 guide to installing solar and battery storage for your home.

Donnybrook station upgrade!

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

According to the Regional Rail Revival website:

The new car park includes accessible parking, as well as CCTV and lighting for increased security.


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