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20 Minute Community - Glen Iris.

20 Minute Community - Glen Iris.

Our Cornus Glen Iris project is located right in the middle of this thriving community, which offers a wide range of amenities that locals need and desire. Imagine being able to walk ten minutes to all amenities - it sounds almost too good to be true. This is where the state government's 20-minute neighbourhood concept, which was created to foster a sense of community, encourage healthier lifestyles and boost local economies, comes in.


Despite the difficulty in locating such neighbourhoods, our Cornus team chose sites that follow these guidelines, such as our Cornus Glen Iris project. The growing number of advantages the 20-minute neighbourhood concept offers to people, communities and the environment is contributing to its popularity. These neighbourhoods provide easy access to amenities like shops, schools, parks and healthcare facilities, within a short walk or bike ride. By supporting active transport and lowering the risk of chronic illnesses like diabetes and heart disease, this encourages a healthier lifestyle. In addition, they provide financial advantages by aiding neighbourhood companies and lowering household fuel and auto maintenance costs.


Additionally, by lowering car trips, pollution and CO2 emissions, 20-minute neighbourhoods improve air quality and lessen their negative effects on the environment. Furthermore, they foster social interaction and reinforce the sense of community by motivating individuals to engage with and get to know their neighbours.

What are the 6 hallmarks of a 20-minute community?

According to the government, Glen Iris meets all six requirements for a 20-minute neighbourhood:

  1. Safe & Accessible: The suburb has been designed to facilitate safe foot traffic and cycling, with a focus on local public transport and walkability.
  2. High-quality public and open spaces: The suburb features local parks, green streets and spaces, community gardens, sports and recreation facilities, among others.
  3. Services and destinations supporting locals: This is achieved through access to local schools, including pre-school and daycare facilities and nearby public transport connections that link to shops, jobs and other locations.
  4. Access to public transport: The suburb is equipped with convenient public transport connections to make travelling to other locations easier.
  5. Housing that supports the local infrastructure: The local community has a variety of housing options to suit all budgets, including affordable housing, safe streets and opportunities for ageing in place.
  6. Facilitate community economies: There are local health services available, as well as shopping centres and community groups supporting the elderly population.

Cornus Glen Iris, the 20-minute Neighbourhood:

Our Cornus Glen Iris project is located within a 20-minute neighbourhood and residents will have access to everything Glen Iris has to offer, including:

Education: St Rochs Primary School,  Sacre Coeur and Glen Eira College all within a 10-14 minute walk from the project.

Public spaces: Local parks such as Peace Park, Gardiners Creek Trail, Kent Reserve and Howard Dawson Reserve, are all located within a 10-minute walk.

Shopping and dining: Glen Iris's High Street, which is home to various shops, restaurants and cafes, is only a 12-minute walk from our project.

Sports and recreation: Residents can indulge in post-work and weekend recreational activities by walking to the Gardiner Tennis Club, South Camberwell Cricket Club, or the St Kevins Old Boys Soccer Club, all within a 10-minute walk from the project.

Public transport: The Gardiner Train station is a mere 230 metres away and No 72 tram is 120m away.

Health facilities: TF Medical Family Clinic is 2 mins away and the Malvern Rd Family Medical Centre is only a 10-minute walk away.

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There are many advantages to living in a neighbourhood that is 20 minutes away, such as stronger communities, higher property values, healthier lifestyles and flourishing local economies. At Cornus, we are proud to provide modern housing solutions that are located within such thriving communities. The 20-minute neighbourhoods support social cohesion, economic development, environmental preservation and good health as part of a comprehensive approach to sustainable living. 

If Glen Iris sounds like the kind of place you want to call home, call 1800 267 687 or fill in the form below. Our sales team will get in contact with you to go over how we can help you live the lifestyle you desire at our Cornus Glen Iris project and help make home ownership a reality.





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