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Affordable retirement community planned for Mornington Peninsula


Steller has plans to build a state-of-the-art low density residential development in Bittern to address the shortage of affordable retirement living options on the Mornington Peninsula. Steller Estates aims to provide local retirees with accessible, purpose built and affordable housing in a high-quality community.

The plans include the development of 281 two and three-bedroom villa units and an abundance of communal facilities. The development will complement the existing landscape by retaining vegetation around the permitter and clusters of vegetation within the community. For further information, visit:

Steller Attends the UDIA Apartment Research Breakfast


Steller’s Managing Director, Nicholas Smedley, recently attended the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Apartment Research Breakfast. Over the past few years, economists and analysts said 2016 would be the year that the Melbourne apartment market would be hit with “oversupply” but according to research released at the event, apartment projects commencing in Melbourne fell by a third last year.

“The research definitely challenges the perception of oversupply risk in Melbourne’s apartment market,” said Danni Addison, Chief Executive, UDIA. Further information about the research can be found here:

Steller advice from James Cirelli


The property industry is fast-paced and demanding, which can leave real estate agents racing against the clock to keep up. A recent Domain article outlined tips from Melbourne’s top industry professionals on how to have a productive year in 2017.

Steller’s Project Sales and Marketing Director, James Cirelli, gave some sage advice, telling Domain that its important agents get to know their clients;

“Understanding your clients largely enhances productivity and ultimately sells properties. Once a client inquires about a project or property, gather as much detail as possible regarding their preferences and specifications.” Read full article here:

Buying off-the-plan a viable option for those priced out of the market


According to industry experts, buying an off-the-plan townhouse or apartment is a suitable alternative for those priced out of Melbourne’s house market. First home buyer Gerry Sakkas recently purchased an apartment in one of Steller’s new developments and says that buying off-the-plan was the easiest way for him to get into the property market.

Gerry and Steller’s project sales and marketing director, James Cirelli, spoke to about buying off-the-plan. Read the full article here:

Steller announced as finalist in 2017 Property Council of Australia Awards


Steller has been announced as a finalist in the 2017 Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards. Leigh Apartments is a finalist in the Award for Best Residential Development in Victoria. The national winners will be announced at the annual Gala Dinner held in Sydney on Friday 5 May.

Leigh Apartments in Bentleigh was settled in November 2016. The bold development on the corner of Bent and Ward Streets comprises of 41 large-format apartments across four levels. The two and three bedroom apartments epitomise Steller’s signature style of spacious, modern and elegant residences.

Steller And The Haven Foundation


The Haven Foundation was formed in 2006 with the aim to raise funds and provide housing for people with mental illness.It recognises that those living with mental Illness need hope to act as a trigger for recovery. Steller has proudly been in association with the foundation for more than 6 years. Providing project and event support, the joint undertaking between Steller and The Haven Foundation has made independent living for minority groups a reality today.

Melbourne Ceo’s Sleepout To Help The Homeless


The Vinnies CEO Sleepout in Melbourne was a huge success with more than $600,000 raised for charity. More than 200 Victorians in senior management positions took part, braving the cold weather including Steller’s own, James Cirelli.

Upcoming Steller projects to exceed minimum green energy ratings


Steller has decided to take a step forward by increasing our minimum Green Star energy ratings from four stars to seven stars. We have previously been incorporating a multitude of sustainability features into our homes, however, we intend to take this to the next level for all upcoming developments.

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Steller announces deal with OCP


Steller have today announced a funding deal with investment fund manager OCP to fund $800 million worth of projects, starting with a cornerstone development located in 427 – 455 Hampton Street, Hampton, which was purchased for $16.5 million. The site will comprise of a number of ground floor specialty shops along with around 60 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Steller purchases Hampton site for $16.5 million


Steller has recently purchased 427 – 455 Hampton Street in Hampton for $16.5 million. The site was bought from from four owners who owned a group of six retail outlets which cover 3,200 square metres opposite Littlewood St, where we paid $5.6 million earlier this year for 2 and 4 Littlewood St.

Steller to launch four new developments in first half of 2016


We are excited to announce that we will be building four new medium density developments across the south-east of Melbourne, bringing our project list to over 44 developments. Three projects will be dropping in February, and another in April. The developments will conform to our mission on delivering quality apartments in Melbourne, which continue to meet the demand of buyers locally and offshore.