Park View officially open to all
YAKOA NATYA Avenue officially opened at 7am today.
Echuca’s newest boulevard, running off Northern Hwy, is the final piece in a $20 million jigsaw that began in 2015.
And developer Simon Eishold said the Park View Estate has released a total of 285 lots onto the market.
Something he said had not been seen before in regional Victoria.
“In recognition of the traditional land owners we approached the Yorta Yorta about a name for the major road in this complex, which has a total of eight roads, and Yakoa Natya is the name they came back to us with,” Mr Eishold said.
“We believe this recognition pays respect to the past, present and future of our region,” he said.
With today’s official opening the developers and investors finally have the chance to sit back and look at what they have achieved.
Mr Eishold said the sale rate has been good and he was not surprised “given the demand for land on this side of the river”.
He said he felt development on his side of the river had been dragging compared with Moama.
“We think it is essential we grow together, collectively. After all, we are Echuca-Moama, not Echuca and Moama,” he added.
“That’s what we believe we have given a big boost and it is a credit to so many people – from the team which has worked with us to outside involvement such as Campaspe Shire and VicRoads for example.
“I think some of these levels of government have been surprised by the work we have done here.
“It’s not just blocks of land and a few roads; much of the infrastructure is out of sight, under the ground.
“And it would be remiss if we did not acknowledge the work of Rylene and Bill O’Brien, who was such an integral figure in the long-term development and expansion of this area.”
The centrepiece of Park View is the lake, designed to manage extreme water events in the estate, such as 30, 40 or more millimetres of rain falling within a very short period of time.
Mr Eishold said it added to the visual impact of the area but its true purpose is the result of some remarkable design and engineering.
“People are all over us for titles so they can start building, for us that is a genuine cause for celebration, to help all these families make a start, and make it here in Echuca-Moama,” he said.
“Just as we are delighted that virtually every cent of that $20 million was spent within the Campaspe region. “For us that was so important. “But today, and for a few days, we will just be happy to sit back and watch the cars going up and down Yakoa Natya Avenue.”