Frequently Asked Questions
Building a new property can be daunting and confusing with information from different sources. We’ve compiled the most asked questions at our sales suite, to help you gain a better understanding of the land purchasing & home building process at Octave.
If your question isn’t here, feel free to book an appointment with our estate manager Belinda who will be happy to chat about any questions you may have.
Buying Land at Octave
What is the process to purchase a lot?
It’s a good idea to arrange your finance pre-approval to establish your budget before you start your home selection research. We will then assist you to select an available lot that meets your needs and you will pay a $1000 holding deposit. To formalise the sale, a deposit of 5% deposit of the total purchase price of the land is paid and we sign the contract documentation. You’ll then need to engage a settlement agent/solicitor who will handle the paperwork and clarify any special terms and conditions. They will also manage everything once your block has been constructed and it is time to ‘settle’ on your block by paying the balance and taking ownership.
What are the council rates expected to be?
Junction Village sits within the City of Casey. The rates are calculated by multiplying the value of your property by the ‘rate in the dollar’ that the council needs to fund construction, maintenance, and services within the community. For the most recent assessment view the “how we calculate your rates” guide on the council website.
What are your design guidelines for the estate?
Each residential lot is sold with Design Guidelines as part of the contract of sale. These have a range of requirements and restrictions you should consider before completing your house design. You will need to work closely with your builder to ensure that you comply with the Design Guidelines. The Design Guidelines are in place to ensure Octave maintains a high-quality streetscape including homes and landscaping throughout the community for all residents to benefit from.
The Local Area
Where is the estate located?
Octave is located in Junction Village, next to the entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne. Neighbouring suburbs include Botanic Ridge, Cranbourne & Clyde. The location borders the garden and existing residential making it a truly unique new development.
The land sales suite lies on Lot 101 of the estate at 1160 Ballarto Road, Junction Village.
What does the suburb of Junction Village have to offer?
Junction Village has:
– Playground just a few minutes walk from Octave
– Recreation reserve with covered playground and oval
– Shops including Junction Village Milk Bar, a butcher, bottle shop and hair salon located on “”The Arcade”
Octave is also just around the corner from a 7-Eleven, Car Mechanic, Garden Supplies and Lighthouse Christian College. Junction Village is a 3- minute drive from the convenience of established Cranbourne with a major shopping centre, a variety of education options, medical facilities and world class sporting facilities.
What future amenity is planned nearby?
Directly south of Octave is Acacia, another new community development. Acacia has:
– Brand new Botanic Ridge Primary School, opened Term 1 2020
– Future Town Centre with Coles Supermarket and specialty stores
For longer term plans, you can view the Botanic Ridge PSP.
What are the benefits of living next to the Royal Botanic Gardens?
Located next door, the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne has 15ha of native bushland to explore. They also host a number of activities throughout the year including tours, workshops, and kids’ fun.
Why can't I own a cat in the estate?
This is a council regulation and applies to all of Botanic Ridge, as well as Settlers Run Estate. This includes cats who are always kept indoors. These areas including Octave are close to the Royal Botanic Gardens, Cranbourne. The gardens are home to many native and endangered animals, including the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot. Cats are natural predators and are a danger to these native animals. Dogs and other animals are not considered a threat to these native animals.
Contact Casey Council for more information.
Will the walkways and equestrian trail continue past Octave?
Public open space runs adjacent to Botanic Drive which will incorporate an equestrian trail. The Precinct Structure Plan (PSP) for the area shows this trail being extended to the west of the Botanic Gardens however, this is subject to approval of the relevant land-owners. The PSP also shows the bike and walking paths connecting with the surrounding developments.
Who is Jinding Developments?
Jinding Developments is the developer of the Octave at Junction Village site. Other projects currently being delivered include Harriott at Armstrong Creek, and The Patch in Wollert.
Jaymi, Development Manager at Jinding Developments, is excited to be developing the Octave community in line with its vision of natural harmony saying:
“It’s very rewarding to be a part of Octave coming to life from the initial planning stages to becoming a community on the ground. I also enjoy the uniqueness of Octave’s vision and how each day throws a different challenge towards me!”