GOODSTART Early Learning Centre
Seaford Primary School is a friendly, caring community school that aims to achieve excellence, nurture individuality, challenge and understand every child, in an environment that provides fairness and balance. Seaford is undergoing an exciting major
building program in 2020/21
ST JOACHIMS Primary School
St Joachims is a catholic primary school in Carrum Downs. The school celebrates student diversity and strives for excellence and success for all. They promote the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children..St. Joachim’s School provides an extensive curriculum which ensures students grow spiritually, academically, emotionally and physically in a caring faith community.
SEAFORD BEACH AND PIER
Seaford is home to one of Port Phillip Bay's best hidden beach gems. With a beautiful refurbished pier and wide stretches of white sand, Seaford Beach is a fantastic place to spend the day. The beach and pier are a photographer's dream; come at sunrise or sunset to capture spectacular shots of the area.The beach is also close to shops, restaurant and a large supermarket. Public barbeques are available at the car park off Station Street.
LOCAL VILLAGE SHOPS
The Local Village Carrum Downs is a community shopping centre servicing the Carrum Downs and Sandhurst area featuring Rithcies IGA and drive through bottle shop, and eight specialty stores, including a medical centre, Amcal Chemist, takeaway, a bakery and The Fat Chef café
CARRUM DOWNS REGIONAL
Your friendly local shopping experience located in the heart of Carrum Downs, Carrum Downs Shopping Centre prides itself on facilitating a great shopping experience for the local community. Carrum Downs is the perfect place to get what you need as quickly and efficiently as possible. Major tenants includie Woolworths, Cheap as Chips, Priceline, Australia Post, and Kmart plus many speciality stores and cafes.
LYREBIRD COMMUNITY CENTE AND
CARRUM DOWNS LIBRARY
Lyrebird Community Centre is a not for profit, community based organisation and offers a range of programs and activities for all ages including Education, Computers, Children’s Services, Recreation Activities, Support Groups and Information as well as being supportive to all. Adjoinign the centre is the Carrum Dwons library which offers a full service Library, events and programs for all members of the community.
ROWELLYN PARK Primary School
Rowellyn Park is a primary school of choice and aims to immerse families in a wholesome primary school journey filled with memorable experiences and challenging opportunities with a practical emphasis on how their learning is useful in the 'real world'. The school has a proud an inclusive culture in which diverse backgrounds are celebrated and individual social, emotional, physical and cognitive needs are met. As a genuine school community with a shared sense of responsibility for the future of our children, we enjoy a unique family feel
Sandhurst Club is home to two of Victoria’s great golf courses, rated in Australia’s top 100 courses, and is also one of Melbourne’s premier event and wedding locations. Topping it all off is a fully equipped Sports Centre and a selection of dining options to finish a great day spent with fellow golfers, family and friends. Hillview restaurant provides a number of dining experiences overlooking the magnificent North Course 18th green. The contemporary a la carte modern Australian menu features an enticing range of meals.
BANYAN FIELDS Primary School
BANYAN Fields Primary School’s vision is to create a bright future for our learners. We are committed to providing academic, emotional and social education within our learning community. Creating positive members of society who will demonstrate belonging, resilience, ambition and integrity.Banyan Fields offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for children to develop their potential; intellectually, emotionally and socially in a secure, caring environment
HOPE Early Learning Centre
Banyan Fields Primary School’s vision is to create a bright future for our learners. We are committed to providing academic, emotional and social education within our learning community. Creating positive members of society who will demonstrate belonging, resilience, ambition and integrity.Banyan Fields offers a wide range of programs and opportunities for children to develop their potential; intellectually, emotionally and socially in a secure, caring environment
LITTLE STARTERS Early Learning Centre
Little Starters Early Learning and Kinder offers quality child care in Carrum Downs, and hosts a team of dedicated and caring educators ready to welcome your child to the wonderful world of learning. The educational curriculum strives to cater for children’s interests and build confident and active learners.
CARRUMDOWNS SECONDARY COLLEGE
Carrum Downs Secondary College is a vibrant community of approximately 940 students across Years 7-12. The school strives to empower students to create their future, respect each other and grow academically and socially. The school provides a positive, caring and safe environment where every student is given an opportunity to demonstrate learning growth. Students are presented with a vast range of learning opportunities that cater for their diverse needs and interests.
PLAY N GROW Early Learning Centre
At Play ‘N’ Grow every child is embraced as a creative, confident and active learner. Their qualified, Early Childhood Educators use the Early Years Framework as a guide which is intended to support curriculum decision making to extend and enrich children’s learning from birth to five years and through the transition to school. They provide programs that are fun, play based, eductional, inclusive and reflective.
EDITHVALE SEAFORD WETLANDS
The Edithvale-Seaford Wetland is the largest natural wetland of its type in the Port Phillip and Westernport basins. In 2001 the Edithvale-Seaford Wetland was listed as a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention
THE SPINES FLORA AND FAUNA RESERVE
The Pines Flora and Fauna Reserve is an protected site for indigenous flora and fauna, some of which are considered to be rare or threatened. It is one of the last remaining habitats for some species, such as the endangered New Holland Mouse and the Southern Brown Bandicoot, which need the cover of the dense heathy vegetation for their survival. It is a precious area of nature in the midst of the urban landscape. Walk through the remnant indigenous bushland and stop at the lookout to enjoy stunning panoramic views of Melbourne, Port Phillip Bay and the Dandenong Ranges
BOTANY PARK RECREATIONAL RESERVE
Botany Park Recreational Reserve covers six hectares and contains a Melbourne Water Retarding Basin. The large Reserve has open fields, shelter and is home of Carrum Downs Baseball Club and Skye Cricket Club
Flinders Christian Community College
BANYAN FIELDS RESERVE
Banyan Reserve covers eight hectares and contains a Melbourne Water retarding basin set in a beautiful setting with walking tracks and small playground. There is parking within the reserve, a large football oval and public toilets. Please note that the toilets are open during sporting or special events. There is dog free roam area near the retarding basin.
BANJO RISE RESERVE
Banjo Rise Reserve is a one hectare reserve supporting a heathy woodland community. It is home to many local birds, small lizards and isolate orchid populations
LAVENDAR HILL RESERVE
A beautiful, large park with a nice mixture of open grass spaces and native bush. There is a basketball court and play equipment.
CARRUM DOWNS RECREATIONAL RESERVE
Carrum Downs Recreation Reserve is a large reserve with football ground, cricket pitch and home of several local sporting clubs. Reserve highlights include BBQ,Cricket facilities,Dog friendly (on lead),Football facilities,Parking,Playground,Shelter, Toilets, Walking tracks and wetlands
WELCOME TO SANDFORD
Locals already know what a great place Carrum Downs is to live and the opportunity to buy a brand new home in an established suburb with everything you need already in place is a rare opportunity in South East Melbourne. At Sandford you’ll enjoy the convenience of schools, supermarkets, cafes and community services all within minutes of the tranquillity of your home. Not to mention you are surrounded by parkland peppered both within Sandford and surrounding it, plus Seaford Beach is just minutes away. Sandford is that perfect balance between privacy and accessibility. Best of all – its all here now. No waiting for schools, shops and parks to be delivered just move in and enjoy!
At Sandford, your kids will enjoy the best start possible with an abundance of primary and secondary schools, childcare centres and kindergartens. You’ll be able to choose from either government, private colleges and special needs education ((at nearby Nepean School). Carrum Downs Secondary College and Bantan Fields Primary Schools are within walking distance of your new home. Schools in Carrum Downs and the surrounding area will enable you to choose the school that suits your child best.
Adult education and courses
The region boasts quality education and community services all on your doorstep. Excellent transport connections increase your education options further including Public transport services to Chisholm Institute of TAFE and Monash Universities Peninsula and Berwick Campuses. Adult education and courses are also available at the Carrum Downs Library and Lyrebird Community Centre. Regardless of you age or life stage there are excellent choices in education when you live at Sandford.
Cafes And Dining
Melbourne is well known as Australia’s foodie capital. Whether its dining in for brunch or dinner, or fish and chips on the beach, café culture is everywhere including a number of cool eats around Sandford. There are a number of great little coffee spots including The Fat Chef, Café Harmony, The Mustard Seed Café, Frankies Coffee and eats. A short walk to Carrum Down Secondary College and your can be picking up a latte on your neighbourhood walk from their very own student run café and restaurant – now that’s cool.
Food culture is in abundance in the region with some great pubs, bayside eateries, fine dining and even award winning breweries all not too far from home. Seaford’s beachside is buzzing with restaurants, beach café and the best gelati at Gelato Unou. For that special occasion Hillview Restaurant at Sandhurst boasts stunning views over the golf course, and for a night out with friends The Taphouse at the award winning Dainton Brewery in Carrum Downs is the perfect spot to chill.
Close for comfort
The great thing about living in a new home in an established suburb like Carrum Downs is that everything you need is already in place. Sandford is ideally positioned in the very heart of this thriving suburb, enjoying unrivalled connectivity and convenience. It’s right near shopping, sport and recreation, parks, entertainment, cafes and restaurants plus a short drive Seaford Beach and its thriving bayside strip and Sandhurst Golf Club...honestly, everything you could want.
The Local Village and Carrum Downs Shopping Centre
The Local Village and Carrum Downs Shopping Centre have all the daily necessities covered with Kmart, supermarkets, speciality stores and some cool little cafes for that caffeine hit on the go. For some serious retail therapy a 15min drive will get you to the front door of Bayside Shopping Centre with Myer and all your national brands, or you can catch the latest blockbuster at Hoyts Frankston.
Need a city fix? You’ve got direct access to Melbourne via EastLink. Head the other way and get onto the Peninsula Link and head to the Mornington Peninsula to sample some of the best food and wine in the region.
Parks and recreation
When you enter the Sandford neighbourhood you will notice that it’s different to other places. Think of a secret garden that offers residents peace and quiet, and modern tranquillity from the everyday. Sandford is based on a plan that skilfully connects residents to the environment and to one another. Connecting the community will be a green corridor winding its way through the Sandford neighbourhood. Protected from through traffic and landscaped to provide plenty of options for both activity and relaxation, Sandford’s village greenway offers ample green open space right outside your door.
Step outside of Sandford
Step outside of Sandford and there are an amazing number of parks and gardens peppered around the neighbourhood and beyond, including Oakwood Drive Reserve that will be connected to Sandford by the village greenway. There are 8 playgrounds situated within 1km of Sandford alone and 21 in all of Carrum Downs - that’s a lot of playtime. If the gym is more your downtime there are an array of gyms and fitness centres close to home.
Wellbeing is an essential part of living a fast paced modern lifestyle. Sandford Carrum Downs has great medical and wellness services close by from maternal and child heath services, physiotherapists, natural therapies, massage, alternative health services, dentists. yoga and more. Of course if we look good we feel good and your are spoilt for choice for hairdressers and beauty therapy in Carrum Downs and Seaford.
Keeping you family happy and healthy
Keeping you family happy and healthy is a priority and lets face it no one ever wants to be unwell. At Sandford you can assured that there is great medical care close by for you and your family. There are six medical centres close to Sandford in Carrum Downs plus Frankston Hospital is 15 minutes away and offers inpatient and outpatient services, maternity and elective surgery.
Being nestled in established suburb, a thriving community is already waiting for you at Sanford. Local sporting clubs, schools, library, community centres, markets and more are a great way to get out and meet new people and connect.
Something for Everyone
The Lyrebird Community Centre and Carrum Downs Library offer many great programs, activities and opportunities for local community minded people of all ages to be involved in. For the kids there are school holiday activities, story time, lego and craft classes, occasional child care and playgroup. For adults there are is an amazing variety of courses including craft, yoga, exercise, cake decorating, make up, computer courses and photography. Located next to Carrum Downs Regional Shopping Centre this community hub offers something for everyone.
Seaford is home to one of Port Phillip Bay's best hidden beach gems. With a beautiful refurbished pier and wide stretches of white sand, Seaford Beach is a fantastic place to spend the day.
Gather your friends and family for a memorable location to spread out and enjoy crystal clear waters. The beach is a photographers dream; come at sunrise or sunset to capture spectacular shots of the area.
A short walk from Seaford train station
A short walk from Seaford train station, the beach is also close to shops, and a funky café and restaurant strip. The Seaford Foreshore Reserve boasts a picturesque trail running parallel to the beach, inland from gentle dunes. All just a 10 minute drive from Sandford it’s the perfect staycation close to home.