Marina birth

The first stage of development within Victoria’s newest bayside town centre, Marina Village Martha Cove is now complete.

Photography by Craig Hempstead

15 August 2019


Set on an absolute waterfront location in the heart of Marina Village Martha Cove, The Moorings, designed by the town centre’s architect Karl Fender of Fender Katsalidis, takes cues from its surrounds, bringing modern architecture, well-proportioned layouts and beautifully crafted homes to set a new benchmark in waterfront living.

Located on the ground floor of The Moorings is Martha’s Table, a restaurant, bar, grocer and cellar, set to open early spring this year.

Balmain Group, the developer behind the masterplan, says a key priority has been to work with a tier-one design team in order to deliver a market-leading town centre which sets a new standard for Martha Cove.

“As our first project within the town centre, The Moorings is an iconic building in terms of design and what it means for the evolution of the area,”  said Murry Offord, head of asset management at Balmain Group.

“We have worked closely with our urban planners, architects, designers, builders and landscapers to ensure that the final design not only respects its surrounds but offers something special that people want to be a part of.


“The completion of Marina Plaza and The Moorings has delivered what we set out to achieve – creating a community and lifestyle that will be the envy of the Mornington Peninsula.”

At almost 70 percent sold, The Moorings, which sits directly on the waterfront at the base of Mount Martha on the eastern shores of Port Phillip Bay, comprises 43 two, three and four bedroom apartments, with the ground floor options providing direct access to the waterfront boardwalk via private landscaped courtyards.

“We’re extremely proud of the precedent that The Moorings sets for the town centre,” added Offord.

Marina Village Martha Cove includes 300 marina berths and a full-service boatyard, including a 300-boat dry stack facility with concierge and valet services.

Taking advantage of the unique lifestyle on offer, over 40 percent of The Moorings’ buyers have also purchased a 99-year marina berth lease.

“It really is a haven for boat owners. There aren’t many places where you can live in an architecturally designed apartment and tie your boat up in your front yard,” said Offord.

Architect Karl Fender describes the town centre as “a habitat of modern lifestyle inspired by the spirit of the Mornington Peninsula.”

“We’re proud to see the town centre becoming a reality. It is a project that combines the best of contemporary placemaking and the aesthetics of the peninsula. We look forward to opening Martha’s Table and launching our next residential projects later this year,” Offord added.

The community is connected to the coast via a continuous boardwalk. As the only waterfront retail and residential masterplanned estate on the peninsula, Balmain Group acquired the site from receivers in 2015 and redeveloped the masterplan to create Marina Village Martha Cove, which was approved at the end of 2016.



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