Seeking to build a new home in Lucas, Ballarat? Looking for quality Lucas display homes to visit? When it comes to quality and value, you can’t go past G.J. Gardner Homes - Australia's number 1 rated national home builder. Since 1983, we’ve been building stylish homes for discerning private buyers and investors.

The G.J. Gardner Homes franchise servicing Lucas is owned and operated by Rob McMaster – a professional builder and carpenter with over 30 years’ experience. Rob and his friendly, hardworking team are based at 1/1021 Sturt Street – right in the heart of Ballarat. Rob and the team at G.J. Gardner Homes specialise in custom homes, house and land packages, knockdown-rebuilds and off-the-plan designs. Rob’s commitment to quality and stylish design is reflected in two stunning Lucas display homes (located in Shortridge Drive): Brookefield 250 and Fernbank 282. Both Lucas display homes feature 4 bedrooms, generous living spaces and stunning kitchens.

The master-planned community of Lucas is situated in West Ballarat – only minutes away from the Ballarat city centre. Established in 2011, Lucas will ultimately accommodate 14,000 homes and a raft of public facilities. The Lucas Town Centre and Community Hub are already earning rave reviews from residents. Upon completion of the Lucas development, residents will enjoy access to 22 hectares of open space and parklands, as well as 12-kilometres of walking / cycling paths. To complement its Lucas display homes, G.J. Gardner Homes has invested in several parcels of Lucas land – to provide affordable house and land packages.


Wendouree railway station (part of the Ballarat Line) is only minutes away from Lucas. Lucas is also fairly close to the Western Freeway (M8), which connects to Melbourne in the southeast. In terms of local Public transport, buses are available from neighbouring Alfredton.


The Coltman Plaza Shopping Centre – an integral part of the Lucas Town Centre development – is located on Dyson Drive. The centre is home to Woolworths, BWS and Bakers Delight – not to mention several takeaways, an optometrist, a hairdresser, a beauty salon, a masseuse and a pharmacy. Iconic local business Wilsons Fruit & Vegetables is also located in the Coltman Plaza.

The Stockland Shopping Centre at nearby Wendouree features around 100 retailers, including Woolworths, Coles, Kmart and Priceline.


At present, Siena Catholic Primary School is the only school in Lucas. A government primary school – Lucas Primary School – is expected to open by 2020. Residents can also access two primary schools and a high school (Ballarat High School) in the neighbouring suburb of Alfredton.

Interesting Facts about Lucas

  • At the 2016 Census, Lucas had a population of 1,014.
  • Lucas has a median house price of approximately $370,000.
  • Many streets in Lucas are connected to the National Broadband Network (NBN). To check a specific address for availability, please visit NBN Co.
  • There are many Lucas display homes to visit in the area.

Besides building beautiful homes in Lucas, Rob and the team at G.J. Gardner Homes service the following areas in and around Ballarat:

  • Alfredton
  • Alfredton Central
  • Alfredton Grove
  • Ascot
  • Bakery Hill
  • Bald Hills
  • Ballarat
  • Ballarat East
  • Ballarat North
  • Ballymanus
  • Beaufort
  • Black Hill
  • Bonshaw
  • Bonshaw Views
  • Brown Hill
  • Buninyong
  • Canadian
  • Cardigan
  • Clunes
  • Creswick
  • Daylesford
  • Dean
  • Delacombe
  • Eureka
  • Golden Point
  • Invermay
  • Invermay Park
  • Lake Gardens
  • Lake Wendouree
  • Linton
  • Lismore
  • Lucas
  • Millbrook
  • Miners Rest
  • Mount Clear
  • Mount Helen
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Newington
  • Ploughmans Arms
  • Redan
  • Sebastopol
  • Smythes Creek
  • Smythesdale
  • Soldiers Hill
  • Victoria Invermay
  • Warrenheip
  • Wendouree
  • Wendouree West
  • Winter Valley Rise

To discuss your home building requirements, or to organise a guided tour of our Lucas display homes, please call Rob and the team on 03 5334 4099.

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