Positioned in one of Victoria’s strongest growth corridors, Watergardens serves the needs of an ambitious and rapidly growing community.
Occupying the central portion of a developable site equivalent in size to a third of the Melbourne CBD, the centre is ideally positioned to evolve into a major civic and commercial hub for the outer western suburbs over the coming decades.
By anticipating how people visit, where they meet and why they stay, Watergardens seeks to set a new standard in successful living for the young, family-oriented households of Taylors Lakes and surrounds.
In 2020 we unveiled The Marketplace, a 5000m2 fresh food and casual dining precinct anchored by the area's first Aldi supermarket.
A community hub
From talent shows and local art to walking groups, bowling and coffee mornings, the centre offers a range of events and initiatives that promote community connection and enable locals to thrive.
Epicentre for the west
Located 25km north-west of Melbourne's CBD in the heart of Taylors Lakes, the centre offers abundant parking and is easily accessed via the Melton Hwy and Watergardens Railway Station.
A place for family
Along with a range of family entertainment venues and communal spaces, Watergardens supports busy parents with school holiday events, complimentary play care and a kids' club.
Where flavours abound
From traditional wood-fired pizzerias to European-inspired dessert bars, the centre offers a range of cafes, casual lunch spots, family dining options and everyday food retail.
Inspired by the myriad culinary influences at play in Melbourne's western suburbs, the new-look Station Street brings together local food icons and nationally renowned restaurateurs to introduce a range of new-to-area dining offers.
This high street-style precinct comprises:
The rejuvenation of Station Street in 2021 is the latest phase in Watergardens' proposed multi-stage transformation into a thriving satellite city for Melbourne's west, with a Quest aparthotel also currently under construction.
With the prosperity of our growing community in mind, QICRE has partnered with Quest Apartment Hotels to add an 86-key aparthotel to the Watergardens ecosystem, with construction beginning November 2021.
This new accommodation solution for Melbourne's west will comprise five levels of light-filled serviced apartments, including studio, one- and two-bedroom options. The home-away-from-home property will feature all the necessary lifestyle amenities for visiting friends and relatives, as well as conference facilities for business travellers.
Located on the doorstep of The Marketplace and Station Street, Quest Watergardens guests can easily sample a wide array of dining experiences and entertainment, and enjoy a shorter connection to Melbourne Airport than offered by CBD hotels.