Keeping you informed by John Hoskins & Brent Peters


All suburbs change over time, and Mitcham and Ringwood are two adjoining suburbs where dramatic change is currently underway. Both have busy railway stations, and now multi-million dollar upgrades are underway for both transport hubs to be bigger, better, safer and more effective.


Mitcham is changing demographics. Young families are moving back because of the improved public transport, the already outstanding schools and such positives as Halliday Park being made even better to clearly become one of Melbourne’s best suburban parks. The beauty of the park, the BBQ facilities and the ease of access make it ideal for family gatherings.


Then only a few minutes down the road is Ringwood which is being transformed into one of the best shopping precincts in Melbourne. A massive re-development of Eastland is underway offering great products and services for customers and hundreds of new jobs for those looking for full or part-time work. The second Costco Store in Victoria has opened in Ringwood, and is a huge boost for the whole area.


The transport facilities just get better and better. Combined with the Mitcham train-line works, Ringwood train station and bus interchange is having a major makeover. The new walking and cycling paths from Mullum Mullum Creek to the picturesque Ringwood Lake are fabulous for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors. There are major upgrades for existing parks plus a brand new one, Sherbrook Park, where 3000 square metres of family-orientated parkland will soon welcome a haven for locals.


There is just so much to enjoy about Mitcham and its next-door neighbour Ringwood. These suburbs now offer outstanding facilities for all ages. When public transport is seriously improved, when parks and bike trails spring up and when shopping centres offer a huge range of goods and services with more than reasonable prices, people want to live in these areas. Mitcham and Ringwood are two of those areas. These suburbs are already desirable areas but with such a huge upside will soon become highly desirable.