About Point Cook
A community on the rise
Point Cook is a growing, vibrant community located only 20 minutes’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD. With, nearby developments including a 1,000-berth marina and beach, as well as proximity to both the capital city and the major regional centre of Geelong, Point Cook offers an abundance of business, retail and educational prospects.
With a first-class location, increasing population and diverse industries, Point Cook couldn’t be better situated for families and growth.
The freshly-built Point Cook Town Centre offers extensive retail and commercial facilities. The Centre features major retailers such as Harris Scarfe, Target, Coles Aldi, Dick Smith, Rebel Sport, as well as many more smaller specialty boutiques. A 450-seat food court, fitness centres, major banks, restaurants and day spa and health facilities complete the amenities of this major regional hub. Easy to access by car, foot or bicycle, the Centre has a central green open space – a focal point for the community to gather.
The area is also known for major tourist attractions as well as its natural beauties. The historic Werribee Park Mansion Hotel and Spa is a much-loved attraction of the area, as well as the Werribee Open Range Zoo, RAAF Museum, Point Cook Homestead and Werribee Park and Sanctuary Lakes golf courses.
Nature-lovers will enjoy a bike along the 25 km Federation Trail or a stroll through the Point Cook Coastal Park. With an ever-changing vista of sand flats, saltmarsh and wetlands, getting out in Point Cook’s great outdoors will reward visitors with over 250 fauna species including rare migratory birds.
Point Cook demographics
Located in the City of Wyndham, Point Cook is attracting a young, working demographic. In the 5 years to 2006, the population of Point Cook increased by 570%, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the western suburbs. Given current growth trends, it is expected that the population will increase to 41,474 by 2016.
The population of Point Cook is on average a touch older than Melbourne’s (30-39 years on average), but is likely to be just as wealthy – over 20% report an income of over $103,000. Households are primarily couples with children (52%), with childless couples (29%) comprising the other main demographic. The great majority of residents are purchasers (70%), who are likely to be repaying between $1,400-$1,600 per month on mortgage repayments. The price of houses in Point Cook is more affordable than those areas closer to the CBD; the median sales price is currently $440,000.
Capably serviced by childcare centres and schools, Point Cook is well prepared for its increasing population. Recent increases in local infrastructure reveal the area’s focus on education, with several colleges, an early learning centre and a library opening in the past 3 years. Local schooling facilities include Carranballac College, the Notre Dame campus of Emmanuel College, Point Cook Senior Secondary College, Point Cook Primary School Lumen Christi School, Seabrook Primary School and the Point Cook West Catholic Primary School.
Situated close to Melbourne’s CBD, Point Cook is excellently positioned between two of the state’s largest centres: Melbourne and Geelong. Melbourne’s CBD is an easy commute along the Princes Freeway, just 22km away.
Nearby railway stations at Laverton and Aircraft on the Werribee line provide access to Point Cook’s city centre. Construction on a new railway station to service the suburb is underway. Two bus routes also link the main centres of Point Cook with its nearby train stations. Point Cook is located only 15 minutes drive to Avalon Airport, a regional airport connecting the area with all Australian capital cities.
Upcoming developments and marina
Two nearby developments distinguish Point Cook as an up-and-coming region for growth.
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