There’s space, freedom, and we’re reconnecting with friends & family.
The Walker Family
BUYING at Wyuna Estate ticked all the boxes for Rachel and Andy Walker – it meant they could afford to get a foot on the property ladder and be close to friends and family.
Both born and bred in Colac, Rachel was studying in Melbourne and Andy was working as a chef in the capital when they met back in Colac one Christmas.
Fed up with commuting and facing a huge mortgage to buy in Melbourne they decided to return to Colac to raise their daughters Sienna, 6, and Taiah, 2.
“It’s an easy life and it’s good for the kids to be raised in the country,” said Rachel, who works in retail.
“There’s space and freedom and we’re reconnecting with family and old friends,” she added.
“We bought here because we liked the community, we liked the estate, it felt safe and it’s a nice environment to be in,” said Rachel.
Andy, who rented in Port Melbourne and then Point Cook, works split shifts as a chef and feels he has a lot more leisure time being just a few minutes drive from the centre of Colac.
The Walker family moved into their modern new home just a few weeks ago and have already begun creating a garden. They’re planning a fire pit, barbecue and outdoor pizza oven in the back garden.
They’re already feeling very much at home and looking forward to the new parkland and playground which is being developed as part of the Wyuna Estate Stage 12 land release.
Rachel and Andy are confident they will see a strong return if they ever decide to sell.
“We thought it would be a good investment as well, in five to 10 years this will be a very desirable part of Colac,” Andy said.