Welcome home! As well as being one of Melbourne’s fastest growing suburbs, Point Cook also has a reputation as one of its most family-friendly communities. Nestled between the city and the bay, townhouses at Point Cook offer close and easy access to the city for work and a night out on the town, a weekend walk or swim at the beach, or a quick escape to the countryside for a leisurely drive or well-earned break.
For outdoor fun, take the children to Saltwater Coast Crocodile Park for a close encounter with some prehistoric reptiles, or enjoy a picnic or BBQ by the beach at the Point Cook Coastal Park.
With the perfect mix of open space and amenity, there really is no limit to the wonderful lifestyle and future you and your family can have when you come to live in Point Cook.
Education – A big part of Point Cook’s appeal is how well it caters to the growing community with an abundance of educational facilities for children and young adults of all ages and school levels. The area is home to more than a dozen childcare and early learning centres, providing children with a great introduction to early education and socialising. There are also a number of state, private and Catholic primary and secondary school campuses in the Point Cook zone, with many more in the surrounding region, all easily accessed by train and public and private bus services.
Shopping & Entertainment – You can shop ‘til you drop, indulge in a variety of tasty snacks and international cuisines, and find all sorts of entertaining things to do without ever having to leave Point Cook. Large shopping centres – Point Cook Town Centre, Featherbrook and Sanctuary Lakes Shopping Centre – offer shoppers an abundance of speciality retail outlets as well as food courts plus plenty of free parking.
There are also cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs aplenty; so whether it’s a morning coffee, drinks with friends, listening to a live band, or quick feed or chef-prepared meal for the most discerning foodie, Point Cook is fast becoming the shopping, food and entertainment capital of Melbourne’s south-west.
Public Transport – Point Cook is well serviced by public transport which is continually developing and improving in line with the area’s population growth. It’s very own train station, Williams Landing, opened in 2013, with the Laverton and Aircraft stations also nearby. All are on the Werribee line, providing a regular and reliable short train trip to the city for local residents. The local bus network was also upgraded to coincide with the opening of the new Williams Landing station. Public bus routes are operated by Westrans and are fully integrated with public train services.
Parks & Recreation – Point Cook is blessed with some of Melbourne’s best park and recreation areas. Point Cook Coastal Park is a wonderful park and marine sanctuary popular with locals for its free BBQ’s and beachside play areas. For nature lovers, the nearby Cheetham Wetlands has many species of migratory birds that can be watched from the observation tower.
At Point Cook Homestead you can wander through the area’s original residence before Werribee Mansion was built, itself the site of numerous festivities and events throughout the year with open parks, an equestrian centre and the State Rose Garden.
Entry to the Point Cook RAAF Museum is free with visitors gaining a unique insight into Australia’s aviation history with hangars full of classic and historical aircraft. Close by, Werribee Open Range Zoo is an amazing wildlife experience for families and offers an annual pass providing access to Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.
And we also have Melbourne’s closest winery! Shadowfax Wines is famous for its high quality handcrafted wines, so stop by for a tasting or bring a healthy appetite to its popular restaurant, serving a superb Italian-inspired menu including moreish pizzas.
Health & Medical Facilities – Point Cook has a comprehensive range of medical centres, general practitioners, specialists and community health services. From medical clinics, specialist suites, allied health providers to mental health services, the Point Cook area has attracted the very best professionals to meet your family’s health and wellbeing needs.
Within a 15-minute drive, Werribee Mercy Hospital provides comprehensive care including emergency, surgical, medical, sub-acute, mental health, palliative, maternity and newborn care. Also in Werribee, the new St Vincent’s Private Hospital will provide a start-of-the-art private hospital and aged care facility when it opens in January 2018.
Through its Maternal and Child Health Services, Wyndham City provides free professional nursing support and advice for parents of children from birth to school age. Services include family support, regular health and development checks for your child, groups for first time parents and professional referrals.
Werribee Employment Precinct – The 775-hectare East Werribee Employment Precinct is the largest parcel of undeveloped surplus State Government land in metropolitan Melbourne, and has been designated as a research and technology district that will host leading research, medical and educational organisations.
The development is expected to attract large-scale public and private investment delivering more than 58,000 jobs over a wide range of sectors, turning the site into a city that accommodates an international university precinct and a research and development hub. Plans also include retail, office, entertainment and residual uses, a heritage park and botanic gardens.
The joint Wyndham City and Victorian State Government project it set to provide enormous employment opportunities for Point Cook residents and the surrounding region.