|• Density||1,796/km2 (4,650/sq mi)|
|Area||3.7 km2 (1.4 sq mi)|
|Location||17.5 km (11 mi) from Melbourne|
|LGA(s)||City of Wyndham|
Williams Landing is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 19 km south west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Williams Landing recorded a population of 6,646 at the 2016 census.
Williams Landing is rapidly growing and will continue to grow rapidly in the next several years.
The first stage of Williams Landing, that of the Wyndham Waters estate along Sayers Road to the north of the suburb, adjacent to Truganina was developed first. The Williams Landing suburb development is forecast to continue development until 2030.
Williams Landing is being developed into a Transit-oriented development, major activity and employment centre. The suburb is next to the Williams Landing railway station, just across from the Princes Freeway and for residents of Point Cook, it is accessed via Palmers Road. Construction of Williams Landing commenced in early 2008 and is due to be completed by 2030.
Since the Williams Landing railway station opened in April 2013, and the shopping centre opened in December 2014, Williams Landing has been one of the most popular areas for home buyers. Median house value in Williams Landing has increased 37% from 2012 to 2014, second highest in Victoria. Williams Landing has continued its property growth, property prices in Williams Landing rose further 25.9% in the year, according to the latest data released in November 2015.
- 1 History
- 2 Williams Landing estate
- 3 Wyndham Waters estate
- 4 Clara estate
- 5 Transport
- 6 Local government
- 7 Flora, fauna, waterways and reserves
- 8 References
- 9 External links
The major area of Williams Landing is what was once the RAAF Base Laverton airfield. The base is no longer used for operational flying but is still used for radio training. For administrative purposes, it is now merged with the former RAAF Base Point Cook as RAAF Base Williams.
The developers of Williams Landing estate, Cedar Woods Properties Limited, worked to secure a new suburb name for the area prior to commencing development. The suburb was removed from the geographic boundaries of Laverton in 2008, with the name Williams Landing being gazetted in May 2008  and formalised by the Geographic Names Board in August.
Williams Landing estate
Williams Landing is being developed by Cedar Woods Properties Limited and consists of a 50-hectare town centre and train station. The development is 275 hectares in area, and is located on the existing RAAF Base Laverton airfield, with major streets forming those of the previous runway alignment. The development is identified by the State Government of Victoria as a Priority Development Zone with a Major Activity Centre.
The development has a number of parks and environmental reserves, and includes the development of the Town Centre. Williams Landing railway station opened on 28 April 2013. The three conservation reserves within Williams Landing are not open to the public and comprise over 50 hectares (120 acres) of the site.
The development contains five distinct areas, being four residential 'Neighbourhoods' and a Town Centre zone. Of the Residential Neighbourhoods, Ashcroft, Kingwell and Elmstead are fully delivered. The Addison Neighbourhood commenced development in 2015 and is expected to be complete in 2020. The Williams Landing development is marketed at premium buyers, with each Neighbourhood having alternate design guidelines to uphold a high quality level of build. Each Neighbourhood features wide streets, mature and significant landscaping and a large amount of open space to complement the upmarket scale of the homes built by residents.
Town Centre and Employment Precinct
Williams Landing's Neighbourhoods are complemented by the new town centre, proximity and direct access to the Princes Freeway, Williams Landing railway station, and a high level of connectivity with surrounding road infrastructure. There is a large level of amenity existing an planned for the town centre area, including a shopping centre and several completed office buildings and higher density residential uses, with a significant pipeline of development in future. The progressive development of Williams Landing will deliver a significant level of road infrastructure to the benefit of surrounding suburbs. According to the Star Weekly, proposed development in Williams Landing is expected to create about 13,000 white-collar jobs in the western suburbs over the next 15 years. The employment hub to include 5000 square metres of office space, a 50-room hotel and shops. Statistics show about 46.5 per cent of workers living in Point Cook and Williams Landing are university-qualified. Williams Landing Town Centre will create more jobs in the local area so they will no longer have to travel to Melbourne for work. Williams Landing has been identified within the Plan Melbourne strategy as a key ‘activity centre,’ providing surrounding populations with retail and service amenity, as well as a commercial employment precinct. Its position allows for convenient commuting to and from the city, helping to ease issues associated with rapid population growth in Melbourne's west. According to a report prepared by economists, Williams Landing holds the potential to employ more than 23,000 people – the majority of these in white-collar fields – based on its strategic location within one of Australia's fastest growing municipalities, the City of Wyndham.
Notable tenants include Target Australia who have signed an agreement for lease with Cedar Woods for a 12,860 square metre office building, consisting of eight levels and catering for 850 employees. The building will become Target Australia's new headquarters and will be located at Williams Landing, the 225ha master-planned community in Melbourne's west.
Cedar Woods has secured a lease with the Victorian State Government for a newoffice building at Williams Landing, Victoria.
The town center is also complemented by 3 apartment buildings  and a strata office building. The developers vision include more apartment living facilities and more strata offices in the pipeline.
Economic research to investigate Williams Landing's employment potential by Macroplan Dimasi found there is potential for 29,000 white-collar jobs to be created in Melbourne's west by 2031 under a low growth scenario.
Williams Landing Shopping Centre opened in December 2014. The shopping centre has a variety of specialist stores, a Woolworths Supermarket, and fast food services. Williams Landing Shopping Centre also has office space available. has all the information for shoppers and for businesses wanting to lease. The Williams Landing shopping centre expanded in 2016. Construction commenced in March 2016 and was completed in September 2016. The expansion of the shopping centre features restaurants, a juice / cafe bar, a fitness gym and a childcare with over 100 places. Additional expansion is planned in the future.
Williams Landing Sporting Reserve
Williams Landing Boulevard Sporting Reserve is located in the heart of the Williams Landing estate surrounded by the residential areas and the Town Centre. Wyndham Council are constructing the sports reserve. This is currently under construction with stage one now complete. When stage two is complete, the reserve will feature 2x AFL/Cricket Ovals, 6 Tennis Courts, Shelters, Barbecue and Picnic Facilities, Playground, Fitness equipment and exercise area and Landscaping.
Greening The Pipeline initiative
The Greening the Pipeline initiative is a partnership between VicRoads, Wyndham City Council, City West Water and Greening the West. Under this initiative, Williams Landing has received a new community parkland along 100 metres of the Federation Trail reserve, between Lukis Avenue and McLachlan Drive. A launch event was held on 29 April 2017 for this park, with around 300 people enjoying the green open space.
This is an exciting first step for the Greening the Pipeline initiative, which has a long-term aim to transform the entire 27 kilometres of the heritage listed Main Outfall Sewer pipeline into parkland. The vision is to create a vibrant space that will connect communities and provide a unique space to meet, play and relax.
The Williams Landing development does not include public schools and community facilities. Opposition to this omission has been evident within the local community
Local residents have complained that the sports reserve does not meet the needs for the local community, and have complained that the previous term of Council has not consulted regarding its design.
Wyndham Waters estate
The Wyndham Waters estate was the first development in Williams Landing and was originally located overlapping the suburbs of Laverton and Truganina. The development features over 1000 households, and commenced in 2001, with the last stage completed in 2010. There is a recreation centre that provides residents of Wyndham Waters a gym, outdoor pool, tennis court, steam room and sauna.
The historic and now disused open outfall sewer reserve physically separates the Wyndham Waters development from the newer Williams Landing development, effectively creating two separate zones in the suburb. The land which Wyndham Waters was built on was very flat and was prone to flooding. The developers Urban Property Developments Pty. Ltd. (now Asset1) had built a large waterway to mitigate flooding in the development.
Clara estate is located in the northwestern corner of the suburb of Williams Landing, with 40 subdivision, next to the Wyndham Waters estate, according to the developer Cedar Woods, all of the lots were sold in FY2015 and 39 of these settled in the first quarter of FY2016.
Williams Landing is a major transport hub for the City of Wyndham and surrounding suburbs. Williams Landing railway station is located at the south of the Williams Landing town centre and is served by the Werribee railway line.
Williams Landing is one of the main bus hubs in the City of Wyndham. Currently, having 5 routes connect surrounding suburbs, activity and shopping centres.
List of Buses in Williams Landing
- 150 - Williams Landing – Tarneit via Sayers Road
- 151 - Williams Landing – Tarneit via Westmeadows Lane
- 153 - Williams Landing – Werribee via Princes Highway
- 494 - Williams Landing – Point Cook South via Alamanda Boulevard
- 495 - Williams Landing – Point Cook South via Boardwalk Boulevard
- 497 - Williams Landing – Saltwater Coast via Point Cook Road
Cycling is a popular way for locals and residents who live in surrounding suburbs to get to the new train station. The popularity is increasing because of the high demand for car parking space. As at February 2015, an estimate of 500 cyclists were on the waiting list for a secure bike cage.
Williams Landing has direct to Princes Freeway and has extensive road network connecting nearing suburbs. The Victorian Government has invested $1.8 billion for a comprehensive program of road upgrades and maintenance the west, to cater for Melbourne's rapid growth.
The Western Roads Upgrade will transform eight priority roads in Melbourne's western suburbs, including:
Dunnings Road & Palmers Road (Point Cook Road to Princes Fwy) Palmers Road (Princes Fwy to Western Fwy) Derrimut Road (Sayers Road to Dohertys Road) Leakes Road (Fitzgerald Road to Derrimut Road) Dohertys Road (Fitzgerald Road to Grieve Parade) Dohertys Road (Foundation Road to Palmers Road) Forsyth Road Interchange Duncans Road Interchange
The improve road connectivity will boost the productivity and employment in the region.
Williams Landing's local government area is the City of Wyndham. One of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia. The estimated population for the City of Wyndham in 2015 is around 201,012. It is forecasted its population will almost double, reach to around 384,275 in 2036.
Williams Landing is within Harrison Ward, and the current councillors are:
- Cr Tony Hooper
- Cr Aaron An
- Cr Intaj Khan
- Cr Kim McAliney
Flora, fauna, waterways and reserves
There are many species of original vegetation of Williams Landing that have been present for thousands of years. The red coloured patches are either kangaroo grass or red-leg grass. In spring, common everlastings, blue devils, lemon beauty-heads and spur velleia come up and are also original flora to the area. The area also has some threatened species such as spiny rice-flowers, large-fruit fireweeds, and basalt podolepis.
Williams Landing estate
The major wetland at Williams Landing provides habitat for many birds, reptiles and frog species. The water level varies over the weather and the fauna responds similarly. Australasian bittern and other birds that migrate from Japan prefer more shallow water when wet grassy verges are available, whereas the black swan and Australasian shoveler like deeper water and are increasingly seen when water levels are high.
Wyndham Waters estate
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Williams Landing (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- "A city on the edge (Royce Millar and Simon Mann)". The Age. Melbourne: theage.com.au. 3 May 2008. Archived from the original on 8 December 2012. Retrieved 18 May 2009.
- "Shopping Centre now Leasing". Williams Landing.
- Williams Landing Shopping Centre
- Future is bright in west HeraldSun 17 February 2016
- Williams Landing shopping centre to expand Star Weekly 27 January 2016
- "Childcare and Schools are urgently needed. Local residents say".
- "Sports hub approved for Williams Landing".
- "Call for Williams Landing schools, not ovals".
- "Millar Merrigan, Wyndham Waters".
- "150 Williams Landing Station - Tarneit Station via Sayers Rd". Public Transport Victoria.
- "151 Williams Landing Station - Tarneit Station via Westmeadows La". Public Transport Victoria.
- "153 Williams Landing Station - Werribee Station via Princes Hwy". Public Transport Victoria.
- "494 Williams Landing Station - Point Cook South via Alamanda Bvd". Public Transport Victoria.
- "495 Williams Landing Station - Point Cook South via Boardwalk Bvd". Public Transport Victoria.
- "497 Williams Landing Station - Saltwater Coast Estate via Sanctuary Lakes SC". Public Transport Victoria.
- Point Cook traders feel Williams Landing station parking pain StarWeekly 25 February 2015
- Cyclists in Melbourne’s west embark on campaign for more parking at train stations HeraldSun 25 February 2025
- "Wyndham City Council Population forecasts".
- Environment williamslanding