OUR VISION

Welcome to an outstanding community

Essence of Orana.

Inspired by an Indigenous word meaning ‘welcome’, Orana embodies the idea of harmonious, vibrant, community living in a beautifully landscaped urban setting that retains its connections to the natural environment.

Nestled in Melbourne’s rapidly growing south-east, with easy access to the city and an outstanding array of sights and experiences in the surrounding suburbs, Orana is superbly placed to meet all your lifestyle needs.

Orana’s contemporary community masterplan will cater to a modern lifestyle, showcasing the site’s natural beauty through thoughtful incorporation of scenic green spaces alongside urban design. Parklands, wetlands and scenic nature trails for walking and cycling are all set to create a harmonious balance between work and play.

 

 

Access to established transport, retail, education and health facilities will be moments from your front door. Over time Orana will feature a high level of self-containment and the best in future urban amenity with its own specialty shops, schools, parks and community facilities for everyday convenience and connection. Regional attractions including the Dandenong Ranges, Westernport Bay, the Bass Coast and Gippsland will all be easily accessed.

At Orana, we have prioritised sustainable development principles, placing you within a community that cares deeply about the world around it. Orana is a sustainable and green living community with outstanding performance across these principles.

The promotion and celebration of art, culture and creativity will be integrated into the soul of the community from the very beginning. We are proud to partner with Bunjil Place, a one-of-a-kind arts precinct forming the creative heart of the City of Casey, making Orana a valuable part of the region’s cultural life. Orana will embrace this unique cultural precinct that stimulates and inspires curious minds with events and exhibitions celebrating life in all its dimensions.

HOUSING DIVERSITY

Individuality is key

Orana will become home to over 4,000 new residences on a lush 274 hectare site.

Create your dream home at Orana. Partnering with Australia’s leading builders – Orana will offer a wide range of housing types and architectural styles across five unique precincts. Individual designs will cater for everyone from first home buyers to upgraders and single person households.

The Orana Design Guidelines will ensure a high standard of design for all Orana residences without compromising building innovation and diversity of architectural style.

Professionally designed front landscaping and bespoke street tree selection will complement your home, creating beautiful streetscapes throughout a community that showcases individuality and a cohesive character.

 

ARTS

Creativity is at
our core

Arts and culture are of immense importance to the Orana community. Balcon Group is a principal partner 
of Bunjil Place Arts fund.

Orana will be a culturally diverse community, celebrating its unique character through the arts. Orana’s collaboration with the City of Casey’s Bunjil Place Arts Fund, of which Balcon Group is a principal partner, will facilitate and promote this artistic celebration.

Arts and culture will be the thread that runs through all aspects of Orana from the design phase to everyday community life as it continues to evolve and inspire residents and visitors. Arts-based events and festivals will feature, as will opportunities for local emerging artists to contribute to the rich tapestry of experiences that will make Orana a creative community.

ACTIVE LIFESTYLE

A haven for wellness

10km of off-road cycle paths dedicated to connecting all amenities within Orana.

Keeping active and well will be simpler at Orana where shops, schools and parks are all within easy walking or cycling distance from home. A carefully designed network of tree-lined paths will enable people of varying ages and ability to ride or stroll with the utmost safety. Inspired by the world’s best cycling cities such as Copenhagen and Amsterdam, Orana will have over 10km of dedicated off-road cycle paths.

Early delivery of community services and facilities, including the Orana Community Place in Stage 1, will help build strong social connections. In partnership with the City of Casey, Balcon Group will deliver a range of programs aimed at actively promoting health and wellbeing.

SUSTAINABILITY

Sustainable living

The opportunity to live a more sustainable life is yours at Orana. Awarded for sustainability excellence, Orana residents will enjoy the daily benefits of an environmentally responsible community.

Live a more sustainable life at Orana where key principles of sustainability have influenced all aspects of the design, delivery and community lifestyle of this neighborhood. Orana has attained the maximum 6-Leaf EnviroDevelopment sustainability accreditation with the Urban Development Institute of Australia. 

The EnviroDevelopment 6-Lead accreditation acknowledges Orana’s excellence across six areas of sustainability for both the development and operational phases of the  Community’s progress. These areas are Ecosystems, Materials, Energy, Water and Community. 

At Orana:

  • The protection and enhancement of natural ecosystems and ecological functions exceed current regulatory requirements.
  • Environmentally responsible materials and construction methods that lower environmental impacts will be featured.
  • Waste reduction and recycling measures have been implemented, while water saving initiatives will reduce water usage beyond required limits.


 

  • Energy reduction measures that exceed current requirements will be in place across the community.
  • A healthy, active lifestyle with a vibrant community spirit will be promoted and facilitated with alternative transport options, local facilities and accessible, flexible design adding to the lifestyle experience.
  • A welcoming community will celebrate diversity and the evolving needs of its residents.

 

PARKS & NATURE

Abundant green spaces

With more than 42 hectares of parks and waterways, there will be more green space within Orana than Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Orana will become a community renowned for its 42 hectares of amazing parks and green spaces covering an area larger than the Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens.

Spoilt for choice, residents will have direct access via a network of cycling and walking paths to six local parks, three wetland reserves and a series of active playing fields.

Each park, designed by landscape architects will showcase a different theme, bringing delight to every age group. Fun playgrounds, active sport venues and naturally beautiful parkland will captivate everyone.

Watch your little ones learn through play, your sporting champions thrive and the community gather for memorable times together in distinctive parkland settings where public art installations create a strong sense of place.