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Street Names with Meaning

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Street names with meaning

At Lifestyle, we delight in the details of our communities. From the plants we plant, to the building materials we use, and the street names we select; every aspect of our communities is deeply considered. Taking such a thoughtful approach enables us to create neighbourhoods with meaning and purpose.

If you’ve ever wondered how we come up with street names for our communities, we’re about to reveal our thought process!

Lifestyle Brookfield

As the community that started it all, it makes perfect sense that our pioneering neighbourhood should feature street names inspired by the people who led the way for our nation and our state.

If you take a walk around Lifestyle Brookfield, you’ll notice that all street names follow the theme of Australian Prime Ministers and Victorian Premiers.

From Whitlam Court to Barton Street, you’ll find 19 Prime Ministers’ and Victorian Premiers’ surnames adorning Lifestyle Brookfield’s street signs:

  • Barton Street
  • Bolte Street
  • Cain Court
  • Chifley Court
  • Deakin Court
  • Fadden Court
  • Gorton Street
  • Hawke Street
  • Holt Court
  • Hughes Court
  • Keating Street
  • Kennett Court
  • Lyons Street
  • McMahon Court
  • Menzies Grove
  • Page Street
  • Reid Street
  • Scullin Street
  • Whitlam Court

Further to this theme, belonging to the City of Melton, Lifestyle Brookfield falls within the electoral division of Hawke – named after Robert James Lee (Bob) Hawke, who was the Prime Minister of Australia from 1983 to 1991.

Another fun fact: In 1994, the then Premier Jeff Kennett set out to dramatically (and controversially) restructure local government across the state. The Shire of Melton was one locality that continued to thrive and flourish during this period of change, being described as “a world class place to live, work and visit due to its unique combination of urban and rural lifestyles, proximity to both metropolitan Melbourne, rural Victoria and major transport routes and nodes, its dynamic economy and vibrant community.”

And almost three decades on, we believe that Melton, and the homes and communities in it (like Lifestyle Brookfield), continue to deliver great living experiences for residents.

Lifestyle Seasons

The Hollywood Walk of Fame may be miles away, but we created our own version of it at Lifestyle Seasons by naming our street signs after some of the greatest actors of all time.

Take a stroll around our sensationally scenic community and you’ll notice a network of star-studded street names:

  • Bogart Road
  • Burton Avenue
  • Connery Street
  • Dunaway Boulevard
  • Heston Avenue
  • Monroe Crescent
  • Redford Drive

Having a deep understanding of the wants and needs of our homeowners also involves knowing what they enjoy, how they spend their time, what they’ve experienced in their lives and who they grew up watching and idolising.

We wanted our street names at Lifestyle Seasons to be just as iconic and familiar as the people they’re inspired by – many of whom are household favourites among our cohort of homeowners.

Plus, with a private cinema to call their own, our homeowners can watch their favourite actors on the big screen whenever they choose – from Casablanca to Cleopatra, the list is endless!

Lifestyle Seasons also promises a relaxed and effortless lifestyle, with a range of shopping centres and scenic destinations close by.

Lifestyle Warragul

The gateway for traveling Gippsland, the Strzelecki Ranges, Mount Baw Baw and beyond, Warragul was (and continues to be) a popular pitstop for many who came to explore the region. It’s for this reason that we named the streets of Lifestyle Warragul after notable explorers of Australia:

  • Bass Avenue
  • Baudin Avenue
  • Dampier Avenue
  • Evans Road
  • Flinders Drive
  • Forrest Boulevard
  • Giles Street
  • Gosse Grove
  • Gregory Street
  • Grey Avenue
  • Kennedy Street
  • La Perouse Crescent
  • Tasman Road

In March 1954, Warragul was also a pit stop for newly-crowned Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh. Queen Elizabeth was the first reigning monarch to visit Australia, and in 1954 she and Prince Phillip conducted an extensive royal tour of Australia, visiting 57 towns and cities in 58 days. Warragul was one of the lucky towns to host the royals, where a crowd of more than 50,000 flocked to welcome them at the Showgrounds.

If you’d like to do your own exploring of Warragul and its surrounds, here are our top picks:

  • Stroll down Queen Street and admire the 19th century architecture, ornate facades and archways of the local banks, shops and hotels.
  • Travel back in time at the heritage listed Warragul Station and Shire Hall, built in 1893, which now houses the historical society.
  • Discover the beauty of the surrounding fields and hills with a drive along the Old Sale Road.
  • Visit lively Warragul Farmer's Market, spread across Civic Park every month, for an abundance of local produce.

Lifestyle Casey Fields

Positioned just 2.3km from the Cranbourne Racecourse, it seems only fitting that the streets of Lifestyle Casey Fields should be inspired by Melbourne Cup winning horses.

From Nimblefoot’s win way back in 1870, to the victory of Piping Lane over a century later in 1972, you’ll find 13 Melbourne Cup Hall of Fame horses immortalised on the street signs of our Casey Fields community:

  • Bravo Lane
  • Darriwell Street
  • Dunlop Drive
  • Haricot Street
  • Kingsburgh Parade
  • Mentor Crescent
  • Nimblefoot Street
  • Patron Avenue
  • Piping Lane
  • Rainbird Way
  • Spearfelt Road
  • Westcourt Boulevard
  • Wollomai Road

Horseracing has played a large role in the local area’s history, with the first races taking place at Cranbourne in April 1867. Today, Cranbourne Turf Club is the City of Casey’s premier entertainment facility, with exciting events taking place throughout the year, including the Cranbourne Cup, Fashions on the Field, and night racing meets from October to July.

The Cranbourne Racecourse also boasts the largest training complex in the southern hemisphere and produces racehorses that continually excel throughout Victoria. One of the Champions of the Turf, Manikato, won his first start at Cranbourne as a two-year-old in 1978. Manikato went on to win the Blue Diamond Stakes, Golden Slipper, Ascot Vale Stakes and the Caulfield Guineas all in 1978.

Lifestyle Shepparton

The street names of our Shepparton community pay homage to the region’s famed apple and pear orchards. Shepparton is located within the Goulburn Valley, which is home to the largest fruit processing brand in Australian, SPC (Shepparton Preserving Company).

Throughout our picturesque and leafy community, you’ll find street names inspired by eight apple and pear varieties grown within the region:

  • Braeburn Avenue
  • Devereau Circuit
  • Duchess Boulevard
  • Millicent Street
  • Springcrest Drive
  • Stevens Drive
  • Sundowner Way
  • Tirana Drive

What a pear-fect way to honour the area’s agricultural importance!

Today, Shepparton and the Goulburn Valley region boasts a huge number of orchards, fruit farms and vineyards, which produce award-winning wines and ciders. The area attracts foodies and vinophiles alike, with the opportunity to pick your own fruit, try a local drop of wine or test one of the unique locally made products, like chocolate coated apples.

Fun fact: Shepparton sits within the Murray-Darling Basin (MBD), a river system region that is also known as the ‘Food Bowl’. Covering 14% of land in Australia, 70% of the country’s agricultural water use comes from the MDB, and it provides one third of Australia’s food supply, which is how it earned the name.

Lifestyle Chelsea Heights

Positioned close to the Melbourne Sandbelt, famous for its perfect golfing conditions and renowned clubs, the street names of Lifestyle Chelsea Heights are (quite fittingly!) golf-inspired. Adorning our community’s street signs are the names of famous golf courses from around the world:

  • Augusta Road
  • Barnbougle Road
  • Camargo Street
  • Maidstone Avenue
  • Medinah Court
  • Merion Road
  • Monterey Drive
  • Muirfield Drive
  • Oak Hill Circuit
  • Oakmont Avenue
  • Pebble Beach Road
  • St Andrews Boulevard

True to this theme, the Community Workshop is also called the Caddy Shack.

If your idea of a tee-rrific location is one that’s close to a variety of golfing destinations, then Lifestyle Chelsea Heights is the place for you. Believe it or not, our community is within easy reach of no less than 22 major championship, private and public golf courses, including Rossdale Golf Club, Woodland Golf Club, Southern Golf Club and Keysborough Golf Club.

Plus, located just 10 minutes from Chelsea Beach, you’ll be well-positioned to soak up the coastal charm as you live your ultimate resort lifestyle. Wake up, smell the ocean air and hit the green!

Lifestyle Hastings

Positioned on the Western Port, Hastings and its surrounding coastline are famous for their excellent fishing conditions, and so giving Lifestyle Hastings’ street names a fish-related theme was an opportunity too good to miss! Around our coastal community, you’ll find:

  • Anglers Boulevard
  • Gill Street
  • King George Boulevard
  • Mackerel Avenue
  • Mulloway Drive
  • Ray Road
  • Snapper Street
  • Trevally Way
  • Whiting Way

Lifestyle Hastings is just 2.5km from Hastings Pier, a popular fishing spot for locals and visitors alike. According to the Victorian Fisheries Authority, the pier provides great conditions for fishing popular species all year round, including King George whiting, Australian salmon, silver trevally and flathead. How’s that for a reel-y great location?

Within easy driving distance from Lifestyle Hastings are also a range of other popular fishing destinations, including Flinders Jetty, Merricks Beach, Stony Point Pier and Tooradin Inlet.

Perhaps the best part of living within this seaside community is the opportunity for homeowners to spend the day on the bay aboard the community boat. Fishing fanatics will truly be hooked!

Lifestyle Lyndarum

The Epping region is located on volcanic, basalt plains. As a result, there’s an abundance of rock in the ground, a lot of which had to be broken up and removed to begin the civil works for Lifestyle Lyndarum. In keeping with the rocky terrain, the street names of our Lyndarum community are inspired by stones and rocks:

  • Agate Crescent
  • Basanite Road
  • Beryl Road
  • Chalk Street
  • Chert Street
  • Garnet Drive
  • Jasper Street
  • Magma Boulevard
  • Malachite Drive
  • Obsidian Way
  • Onyx Circuit
  • Peridot Way
  • Sandstone Road

Also situated close to the Merri Creek and its offshoots, the word ‘Merri’ means ‘place of many rocks’ in the native language of the Wurundjeri Willum people.

Perhaps the most iconic stone of the region is bluestone (basalt), which the Epping locality has historically been quarried for. This beautiful and enduring natural stone is reflected in the materials of many local homes, buildings and structures. Just across the road, the historic Bluestone Café is the perfect destination to grab a coffee and a bite to eat with family and friends.

Some other significant bluestone buildings still standing in the local area include:

  • Creeds Farm
  • The bluestone schoolhouse at Epping Primary School
  • St John’s Anglican Church
  • Epping Police Station (former site of Whittlesea Municipal Offices)
  • Epping Presbyterian Church

Lifestyle Geelong

Any footy fan knows that the Geelong AFL team are known as the ‘Cats’, and that’s exactly what inspired the street names of Lifestyle Geelong. Around the community, you’ll find feline breeds on every street sign:

  • Angora Road
  • Bengal Drive
  • Burmese Circuit
  • Chartreux Road
  • Chantilly Boulevard
  • Korat Circuit
  • Tonkinese Street

Geelong was nicknamed the 'Cats' in 1923 after a series of losses prompted a local cartoonist to suggest that the club needed a black cat to bring it good luck. Soon after, a black cat ventured on to the ground during a match, Geelong won, thus breaking the losing streak. Ever since, the team have been known as the ‘Cats’.

Previously, the Geelong Football Club had been known as the ‘Seagulls’, with the dark blue and white striped uniform representing the blue water of Corio Bay and the white seagulls that inhabited the area.

Geelong, along with Melbourne, was one of the founding members of the Victorian Football League (now AFL), making them the world’s oldest professional football club. As a result, the city and people of Geelong have an ingrained passion for the sport. This passion was never more apparent than in the celebrations following the 2022 AFL Grand Final, which saw Geelong triumph over the Sydney Swans by 81 points.

More than a city of sports enthusiasts and footy fanatics, Geelong combines the very best parts of coastal charm and metropolitan connectivity.

Lifestyle Officer

With paddocks and sprawling greenery abounds, Officer and its surrounding suburbs including Pakenham, Cardinia and Nar Nar Goon, have historically been popular areas for training racehorses. That’s why the streets of Lifestyle Officer are named after Melbourne Cup winning horses:

  • Dalray Avenue
  • Doriemus Street
  • Dunaden Boulevard
  • Efficient Way
  • Ethereal Way
  • Galilee Street
  • Newhaven Drive
  • Saintly Lane

One of the best-known local horse trainers was Ray ‘Darby’ Webster, who lived much of his life training horses at the Pakenham training complex. His horses Dark Felt, Counsel and Sandhurst all won high-quality races, from the Melbourne Cup to the Moonee Valley Cup, Caulfield Cup and Maribyrnong Plate between 1942 and 1957.

Today, the region continues to have a strong equestrian focus, with a range of stables, renowned trainers and training centres, racing clubs and riding schools close by.

Within the lush suburb of Officer, you’ll also find D’Angelo Estate Vineyard, a fantastic destination for date nights and special events alike. Just a 7-minute drive from Lifestyle Officer, D’Angelo Estate presents delectable wines and a cellar door with regular live music.

Lifestyle Berwick Waters

Surrounded by networks of established greenery, like the Cardinia Creek Parklands, Wilson Botanic Gardens, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne and much more, the leafy Berwick locality is home to a large variety of feathered friends. That’s why the streets of Lifestyle Berwick Waters are named after bird species, many of which are found in the surrounding area.

Take a walk around our picturesque community and you’ll find the following street names:

  • Bronzewing Boulevard
  • Firetail Boulevard
  • Grebe Close
  • Greygone Lane
  • Jacky Winter Way
  • King Parrot Lane
  • Logrunner Road
  • Marsh Crake Grove
  • Moorhen Drive
  • Pardalote Grove
  • Pipit Drive
  • Rigbird Circuit
  • Spinebill Drive
  • Warbler Rise

If you love getting amongst nature, Wilson Botanic Park is a must-visit destination and is just a 15-minute drive from Lifestyle Berwick. This 39-hectare natural botanical wonderland has over 1,000 different plant species and over 80 species of birds. Birdwatchers can enjoy the Bird Hide, perched on the edge of the Basalt Lake. Plus, you can make the most of the picnic areas, BBQ facilities and a network of walking paths.

Lifestyle Bittern

Situated in the renowned Mornington Peninsula wine region, Lifestyle Bittern is surrounded by vineyards and cellar doors that produce award-winning wines and unforgettable experiences. It seems only fitting that the community’s streets should reflect such a distinct location with wine and grape varieties for names!

From a Merlot to Moscato, Semillon to Sauvignon, here are the street names you’ll find at Lifestyle Bittern:

  • Barbera Lane
  • Dolcetto Road
  • Grigio Avenue
  • Lagrein Avenue
  • Merlot Crescent
  • Moscato Boulevard
  • Riesling Parkway
  • Sangiovese Court
  • Semillon Drive
  • Sauvignon Place
  • Verdello Grove
  • Vermentino Way

Bittern itself boasts a climate that’s ideal for growing vines because it’s maritime, which means mild temperatures and no frost, and it’s also sheltered from the strong south wind.

Some of the best-known wineries in the region include Red Hill Estate, Jackalope Winery, Montalto, Point Leo Estate and Crittenden Estate, while the nearby Bittern Estate is a favourite among locals. The best thing is that Lifestyle Bittern is located within easy driving distance from them all!

The multi-award-winning Red Hill Estate, a 19-minute drive away, is acclaimed for their cool climate wines that are wonderfully textured, complex and elegantly understated. Whether you’re tasting the Chardonnay or the Shiraz, you’ll be doing it in style, with stunning views of Westernport Bay.

For something bursting with local character, you can’t look past Bittern Estate, where Garry Zerbe and his family have created a range of wines that best express the distinctive nature of the grape varieties and of the region.

Lifestyle Ocean Grove

Surrounded by the beauty and tranquillity of the coast, it’s easy to see why the street names of Lifestyle Ocean Grove are inspired by the sea.

Take a stroll through our easy, breezy community and you’ll find the following street signs:

  • Angelfish Circuit
  • Aqua Street
  • Barnacle Way
  • Jellyfish Lane
  • Nemo Street
  • Neptune Circuit
  • Orca Court
  • Sandcastle Circuit
  • Sand Dune Street
  • Seahorse Street
  • Rockpool Drive
  • Urchin Road

Ocean Grove is a popular summer destination thanks to its pristine beaches, renowned wineries and golf courses. Plus, perfectly positioned at the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula and Surf Coast, it places the many surrounding seaside towns and attractions an easy drive away. Shell yeah!

Along the Ocean Grove coast, you’ll discover a fascinating world of marine plants, fish and sea jellies, worms, snails, sponges, dunes and grasses, trees, birds and much more.

Next time you’re visiting the Ocean Grove beach, look about and you’ll likely see a gannet diving for fish, or a pod of bottlenose dolphins splashing in the surf. Explore the sands and you may spot a shark egg disguised as seaweed. A stroll along a coastal path could reveal a sleepy possum or a shy lizard hiding in the scrub. This amazing world of wildlife ensures there’s always something interesting to discover on the Ocean Grove coast.

Lifestyle Mount Duneed

Up until 31 December 2011, Mount Duneed was home to Geelong Airport, a small airfield specifically for light aircraft. In line with this, the street names of Lifestyle Mount Duneed follow an aviation theme:

  • Cessna Way
  • Constella Circuit
  • De Havilland Street
  • Hawker Circuit
  • Lockheed Way
  • Pilatus Street
  • Spitfire Circuit

Geelong Airport was primarily used for scenic flights and private aircraft, with two tarmac runways.

Today, the main airfield of the City of Greater Geelong region is Avalon Airport, an easy 35-minute drive from Mount Duneed. Despite being located outside the Melbourne metropolitan area, this international airport is the second busiest of the four that service the state capital in passenger traffic.

Avalon Airport also houses the famous Australian International Airshow (also known as the Avalon Airshow), which is the biggest of its kind in the southern hemisphere and attracts visitors from across the globe. Held every two years since 1992, the Airshow brings together aircraft from different defence forces, including the US Air Force, the US Navy, and the Royal Australian Air Force. The exciting three-day event showcases spectacular displays of tactics, technologies and talent.

Mount Duneed is also well-connected to the coast, countryside and the city of Geelong for a balanced lifestyle of exploration and relaxation. Discover picturesque walking tracks, rolling countryside and amazing local wineries just down the road. Or head to the coast and seas the day aboard the community boat.

Lifestyle Kaduna Park

Located on an old cattle farm, the original site of our Kaduna Park community in Officer South housed a windmill, which had to be removed for construction to commence. A short while later, a new one was built from scratch but was blown over and destroyed after a massive storm.

All this inspired us to name the streets of Lifestyle Kaduna Park after the windmill, paying homage to the farming history of the land. Winding through our community, you’ll find the following street names:

  • Generator Street
  • Governors Way
  • Postmill Court
  • Propeller Circuit
  • Wallower Way
  • Windbound Street

In 1866, the Henty family purchased the Kaduna Park land where they were successful cattle and thoroughbred horse breeders. The original homestead, located inside the Kaduna Park Estate (within walking distance from Lifestyle Kaduna Park), is still standing and has been thoughtfully preserved to house a community centre with the potential to host events and local groups.

The Officer family were also early settlers in the area and are the family after whom the suburb is named. They established the region’s first timber siding, named Officer’s Wood Siding, which transported timber via the railways. This was shortened to Officer’s, and later, Officer.

Today, the suburbs of Officer and Officer South remain lush places to call home, with the area’s rich farming history still apparent.

To experience the charm of our established communities, book a free tour by calling 1300 50 55 60. Don’t wait – see how you can live bigger in a Lifestyle Community