Welcome to Yarra Bend
- 7 Kilometers from Melbourne CBD
- 8 Minutes Walk to Alphington Train Station
Alphington is a rapidly developing riverside suburb featuring a high level of natural amenity and a large amount of open space while being in close proximity to the CBD, approximately 6 km to the north-east. Being located along the northern bank of the Yarra river. A short 450m stroll takes you to Alphington Railway Station, which will soon offer secure bike storage for an even more convenient journey.
Yarra Bend delivers exceptional accessibility and connectivity. In addition to train stations and bus stops nearby, the Eastern Freeway can take residents into the city in just 15 minutes. These existing connections are set to be easier with VicRoads undertaking a $110m upgrade of the Chandler Highway between Yarra Bend and the Eastern Freeway. This significant project will provide direct access for residents to all major arterials as well as shorter travel times to the city in peak hour. For a more scenic route, the Main Yarra Trail also passes the southern border of Yarra Bend, offering cyclists a picturesque commute to the city.
A future focussed masterplan. The opportunity to create an entire suburb from the ground up has allowed the designers of Yarra Bend to re-think both the way we live now and how we will live in years to come. With its unique combination of open spaces, innovative design and rich heritage, Yarra Bend celebrates craftsmanship and community. This is a vibrant new neighbourhood that encourages a holistic lifestyle defined by healthy living, a rich artistic culture, the latest technology and fresh, artisan cuisine. Each precinct within Yarra Bend is designed with a unique character that reflects the artistry, heritage and natural beauty of its surrounds.
Wide open spaces beyond Surrounded by the largest public open space in inner Melbourne, residents can explore the creeks, rivers and natural bushland of Alphington Park and Darebin Parklands. The Yarra River winds past Yarra Bend, offering 300m of direct, riverfront corridor access and the opportunity to enjoy a morning row or a walk along the water just moments from home. With easy access to the Main Yarra Trail, residents can join the many cyclists who travel this scenic route along the river and into the city each day. Golfers will also be spoilt for choice with access to ten prestigious clubs within a five-minute drive from YarraBend.
Four new parks. Yarra Bend will be home to four distinct parks, each with a different focus. Residents can experience the local flavour at Artisan Park, lined with artisan food makers, begin the day with an outdoor workout at Workshop Park, or enjoy an outdoor cinema night at Turbine Park with heritage buildings as the backdrop. Inspired by New York’s High Line, and named as a reinterpretation of the site’s industrial past, The Paper Trail is a pedestrian and bicycle friendly connector that links to walking and cycle paths both within and outside YarraBend. The Paper Trail combines art, design and nature, creating a series of places to stop and enjoy the daily commute.