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2021-02-12 Community & Lifestyle
Author: Satterley

Habitat has almost sold out! Here's how we’ll hand over to Council over the coming year

Since Habitat on Davis Creek launched in mid-2014, we’re incredibly proud of the community that has developed.

Now that almost every lot in this thriving community is sold we’re handing over services, amenities and public spaces to Wyndham City Council.

Actually, that handover doesn’t just begin now; it’s a transition that’s been taking place across different stages over the last year and will continue for a few more.

In this article we want to tell you a little bit more about how that handover process works and what you can expect when Habitat is fully transitioned to Council.


As we mentioned, handover isn’t a single cut-off point or a one-off activity that happens all at the same time. Instead, it’s a steady process involving different rules for different parts of the community.

Each stage of the development is treated separately and infrastructure and landscaping within those stages are handed over to council after a period of what’s known as maintenance.

We’re responsible for the maintenance of roads and drainage, for example, for three months after what’s known as the Practical Completion stage. This is awarded by council before the stage receives its titles.

Water connection, sewer assets, trees, parks and reserves have a much longer maintenance period – two years – before they become the responsibility of the Council.

An important maintenance rule to keep in mind relating to nature strips. Satterley maintain the grass on nature strips until an even coverage of at least 90 percent is established. After that, it’s the responsibility of the property owner.

If you come across any of the above-mentioned areas in Habitat that require maintenance, you can contact Wyndham City Council customer service or the Satterley customer service team at


We’ve been working with Wyndham City Council throughout 2020 to hand over residential stages once they’ve been inspected.

We anticipate the final handovers will take place in 2021.

Habitat Sales office

We officially closed the Habitat Land Sales Office in August 2020. Thanks so much to everyone who visited over the last six years.

Habitat Facebook Page

The Habitat Facebook page has been home to news, events and most importantly, thoughtful interactions with our residents. As we trade out, we’ll be closing the Habitat Facebook page on 1 March 2021. If you need to get in touch with us following this, refer to the contact details listed below.

Staying engaged with Satterley

Habitat on Davis Creek is the fourth Victorian development that Satterley will transition out of, and we know how important it is to serve and inform residents right up to the very final day.

For all sales enquiries you can continue to contact the team by emailing

For customer service enquiries please contact the Satterley customer service team at

You can also find information online at

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