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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As you are no doubt aware, the COVID-19 virus has been an increasing feature of the daily news cycle. It presents a significant health risk to our community that cannot be ignored, and most recent advice issued by the Federal Government and relevant heath authorities inform us all to be prepared for a variety of disruptions in the coming weeks and months.

The purpose of this email is to keep you informed of Rivergum Homes’ efforts to prepare for the anticipated disruptions, as well as indicating the potential sources of interruption, delay or work stoppage at works sites across our Victorian operations.

Rivergum has in place effective response and recovery capabilities in the event of disruption to our business. We have introduced additional safeguards to reduce the risk of disruption to the services we provide you.

These include:

  • The activation of our Crisis Management Team, which is meeting regularly to adjust and adapt our contingency arrangements as needed
  • Readying the broader team to activate work from home arrangements for all office-based staff where practical, including the deployment of additional IT hardware
  • Requiring employees who have returned from countries with a high rate of human-to-human transmission of COVID-19 to follow the Government’s Health Isolation Protocol, which includes self-isolation at home for 14 days;
  • Cancelling non-essential travel and group gatherings
  • Limiting non-essential face-to-face customer meetings through the use of Skype, Facetime and other video conferencing options
  • Rolled out a comprehensive sanitisation program and extraordinary appointment protocols to ensure colour selection appointments can continue in the short term while ensuring the health and safety of our staff and customers remains paramount.

What this means for you is that in the event we are required to close our offices for a period of time we have measures in place that will allow your home to progress through the standard pre-construction processes, performed by staff working remotely.

In addition to the above, many businesses are seeing a global impact to business continuity as a result of COVID-19. In our industry there is a risk of delays relating to regulatory approvals, external consultant deliverables such as engineering or private certifying, construction products and materials having interrupted supply from both international and local suppliers alike, and trades succumbing to the virus to name a few. At this stage we have prepared mitigation strategies for all of these scenarios and more. Fortunately, to date, there has been minimal disruption for Rivergum.

While it is impossible to predict any ongoing impact, it is reasonable to anticipate some level of disruption in the coming weeks and months, however we want you to have confidence in our efforts to pre-empt disruption as well as efforts to minimise delays wherever possible.

In response to recent news, the latest available government guidelines and the rapidly evolving situation, we are taking action, and following the best advice from experts and the Department of Health to ensure the safety of our staff and customers alike.

The Rivergum Homes team continues to closely monitor the rapidly changing landscape around COVID-19. Further updates will follow should our operations or the delivery of your home or project change. In the meantime, thank you for your support and patience under these challenging circumstances.

Kind regards,


Ryan Lee
National General Manager
Rivergum Homes Group

Edgars Creek Community Centre coming soon to the doorstep of YoYo Terrace Living at Aurora

We are thrilled to announce the Edgars Creek Community Centre is under construction!

Construction will be carried out by Melbcon – an experienced contractor that has delivered many educational, health and aged care facilities, and community hubs – who also built Edgars Creek Secondary College.

Once complete, the Edgars Creek Community Centre will include:

  • Three kindergarten rooms (with three-year-old and four-year-old kindergarten programs on offer)
  • Two maternal child health consultation rooms
  • Dedicated maternal child health program room
  • Consultation room for allied health services
  • 100-person hall which can be used for community and cultural events
  • Community meeting rooms and kitchenette

The Edgars Creek Community Centre will be part of the main education and community precinct within Aurora. This precinct will be a high-quality, fully integrated precinct catering for the education, active recreation, social and community service needs, for Aurora residents and the local community.

The multi-million dollar project has been made possible thanks to a Lendlease, Council and State Government partnership. Lendlease is proud to be a part of this project as we continue to develop the Aurora community.

The Edgars Creek Community Centre is due to be completed in May 2020.

Homes selling fast - construction of first homes starts later this year!

Congratulations Julie, and welcome to the YoYo community at Aurora! You’ve made a great choice with the Ashbury terrace home and we are looking forward to starting construction of your new home and many more later this year.

HOME OF THE WEEK – Ashbury

2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 2 living 1 car

Proving to be popular with young purchasers, the Ashbury Terrace home can grow with your family. The very last home in the Ashbury design has now been released and is priced at just $399,000. Its popularity comes as no surprise with the design boasting a larger allotment, flexible second living space, generous private courtyard and clever use of natural light throughout.

This stunning Ashbury design will be amongst the first homes to start construction in the development.

All Ashbury home designs are now sold out.

WORK COMMENCED, MOVE IN 2020

Civil construction works at YoYo, completion of roads and services, commenced early 2019. The works are being managed by our joint development partner Lendlease, one of Australia’s largest property developers.

Completion of civil works is expected in October 2019, with the first stage of new home construction planned to commence before Christmas 2019.

All YoYo terrace homes are built by Rivergum Homes, an experienced and National award winning builder, specialising in terrace home construction.

We can’t wait to welcome the new residents at YoYo with the first purchasers receiving keys to their completed homes in 2020.

RIVERGUM CELEBRATES 25 YEARS IN BUSINESS

In 2019, Rivergum Homes celebrates 25 years in business! From humble beginnings building homes in South Australia – Rivergum Homes is now a leading volume builder in South Australia, and now operates in 3 states across Australia. The Rivergum Group is a progressive building company with a strong vision for the future, underpinned by a pedigree of high achievement, recently winning the national award from the Urban Development Institute of Australia for affordable housing.

YoYo terrace living at Aurora celebrates the partnership of Rivergum’s building and architectural expertise and Australia’s household name in land development Lendlease.

Introducing Peter Zelwak

Our new dedicated Project Sales Consultant at YoYo.

Peter has over 10 years of experience in property development and construction and is passionate about our YoYo Terrace homes. Recently becoming a father, he understands how hard it can be for younger families to enter the property market.

“I believe that the Aurora project offers so much amenity to residents, paired with the YoYo terrace home designs which offer a choice of designs to suit your lifestyle and from just $369K – it’s a compelling proposition for most hopeful home buyers.”

Peter’s English, Polish and Property speak are second to none so feel free to give Peter a call with any questions you have, or meet him in person at our display suite.

Peter is available on-site daily excluding Wednesday and Thursdays or call 1800 571 907 for more information.