We had been looking for a block of land for years, and finally took the plunge and bought some land in Merrimu. Merrimu is 10 minutes' drive north of Bacchus Marsh, which is 55km west of Melbourne on the Western Highway towards Ballarat.
The land is 1.158 hectares which is 2.89 acres, and has water, phone, sewage and electricity connected. It's one of 17 blocks on a subdivision with a stack of environmental covenants on it. These kind of blocks are pretty rare.
There's lots of wildlife in the area, kangaroos in particular, and we basically walk from our property into Long Forest. It's our idea of heaven.
At different times, there are some vacant block of land for sale. Twelve out of 17 lots have been built on.
Check out more photos of our land in Photo Gallery.
Our block borders on Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve, which is 532 hectares of beautiful bush. The Bull Mallee found at Long Forest is the only patch of Mallee found South of the Great Dividing range. This nature reserve is literally our backyard. We feel so so so lucky to have found this block, especially with all the environmental agreements which come with it.
Here are some photos of Long Forest we took in February 08.