.

By Helena Adeloju

The last release of acreage in Drouin was in such high demand that hopeful buyers slept out overnight to secure their block of choice.
People began queuing along the footpath outside the Seebeck Group Land Sales office in Pakenham’s Main Street on Wednesday 19 April at 8pm to be among the first in line when land was released for sale on Thursday 20 April at 10am.
Cameron Baddock travelled from Nyora and kept an all-night vigil to be at the front of the line.
“It’s a lot cheaper, with just as many services and amenities,” he said.
“The $150,000 price difference is why we’re all here.”
Brad and Sarah Erhardt said price was the main drawcard and had concerns that Drouin would become too expensive in the future.
“You can get an acre out there for the same price as you can get a small block in Pakenham, so we thought we might as well jump on it while we can,” Mr Erhardt said.
Rob Poynton of Pakenham left his mother and 90-year-old grandmother to hold his place in the line overnight, while he worked night shift.
He was hoping to secure a bigger property and better family environment for his future children.
“Drouin is cheaper but also the size is much better,” he said.
Alema Seebeck from Seebeck Group Land Sales said she had never seen people queue outside their office overnight before.
“We haven’t done something like this before,” she said.
Ms Seebeck said in the past land went to the highest bidder.
“We have a set price we are comfortable with for each block, so it is first in, best dressed.”
She also said the acreage blocks in Drouin were in such demand because they were part of a limited release.
“Our land is really sought after,” she said.
“This is our last stage. They’ll be small blocks in Drouin after this,” she said.

More News

The flag fell to half-mast against a sky of heavy grey cloud at 6am, before the strains of a lone ...

Cardinia Shire Council is once again in hot water with residents after a blunder saw ratepayers incorrectly slogged with fines ...

Concerned parents have demanded Cardinia Shire Council halt its tender process for the management of early years’ education until community ...

Sue Johns is well-known around Pakenham for spreading community spirit wherever she goes and her latest good deed is no ...

Christmas came early this year for Prep children at Berwick Primary School, thanks to Tennis Australia’s ANZ Tennis Hot ...

Pakenham Library Hall will be brought to life with colourful costumes and bright lights for the Love Pakenham Conference 2017 this ...

Latest Sport

It’s hard to imagine victory ever tasting sweeter than it did for the Vic Country girls at the Under-18 ...

The scenes at Gembrook last time the hometown Brookers faced off against neighbouring rival Emerald were, simply, unprecedented. Just days ...

...