Eynesbury through the years: How the suburb has evolved

February 21, 2024

With a rich indigenous culture, a significant pastoralist period, and a flourishing present-day residential community, Eynesbury holds a diverse and storied history. Since welcoming its first residents in 2008, Eynesbury has become one of the fastest-growing master-planned communities in Melbourne’s west. Now home to more than 3,000 residents, we look at Eynesbury’s bold future vision and how Resimax Group’s largest residential development has evolved over the years.

An Exciting Future

Resimax Group envisions a bold future for Eynesbury, foreseeing a self-contained community complemented by unique, purpose-built amenities. Central to our vision is a new town centre with a variety of retail, entertainment, and dining amenities, for the growing local community. Connected to its neighbours in Werribee and Melton by Mt Mary Road, currently under construction, Eynesbury will present a destination like no other for both its residents and Victorians for years to come.

Rich, Native Surrounds

The Wadawurrung People are the traditional owners of the land that Eynesbury is situated upon, with abundant native flora and fauna thriving whilst under their care. Tens of thousands of years later, the Wadawurrung People’s legacy lives on with the many scar trees and historical artefacts found throughout the spectacular 288-hectare Grey Box Forest that surrounds Eynesbury.

Looking towards the future, Resimax Group plans to position several Eco-Lodges on the edge of the forest; opening the land for visitors and guests to experience Eynesbury’s preserved, historic landscape. Situated nearby will be the future Resort Hotel, Conference Centre and Day Spa; a space for residents and visitors to retreat, relax and escape, whilst immersing themselves in Eynesbury’s tranquil native surrounds.

Pastures to Precinct

In 1842, Englishman Simon Staughton settled more than 100,000 acres of land across the west of Melbourne, with his son developing the historic Eynesbury Homestead years later. Once a family home, the iconic bluestone residence and gardens now house a dining precinct; with the award-winning restaurant and bar Ms Peacock, Birdy & Co Café, and The General Convenience Store. Since opening in 2020, Eynesbury Quarter has fast become the heart of the community, welcoming both residents and visitors from neighbouring suburbs to dine and gather, moments from home.

Within the nineteenth century, the expansive fields of Eynesbury were also home to an array of farms. Many historical landmarks from this period, including silos and a butcher’s shed, remain on the land and are part of the newly revitalised Eynesbury Heritage Trail. Neighbouring the trail is a world-class 18-hole golf course, which opened on former farming land in 2007. Designed by the renowned Graham Marsh, the course attracts golf lovers from across Australia looking to test themselves on the challenging circuit.

Through our comprehensive approach to town planning, Resimax Group’s vision for Eynesbury is set to transform the township into a fully integrated community precinct, with lifestyle amenity, outdoor recreation, and expanded education all within its bounds. Set for completion within the next ten years, Eynesbury will be a true destination for its residents and visitors alike. Discover more about our future vision for Eynesbury here.