L. Bisinella Developments

A family run business offering quality realty in Geelong and surrounding suburbs. We ensure quality houses are built with the use of protective covenants to help protect your investment. We also have several quality house and land packages available.



Bisinella in the community:

Bisinella Developments has a long history of active community development and support.

As a family business, we feel a strong connection to our local community in Lara and the Geelong region.

We have undertaken many projects for the benefit of the local community and have a large portfolio of community donations and sponsorships.

At Bisinella Developments, investing in community development is as much a part of our business as investing in residential and industrial development, growth and jobs.


Facelift for Lara Lake Primary School

Added Feb 24th 2014

The main entrance to Lara Lake Primary School was given a facelift prior to the start of the 2014 school year with the help of a $10,000 donation from Bisinella Developments.

A new fence was constructed along busy Forest Road, a new electronic sign was installed, unsafe trees were removed and new shrubs were planted.

The Bisinella donation covered approximately half of the cost, with the balance coming from  the school community’s fundraising efforts in 2013.



Bisinella donation to hospital appeal

Added Jun 11th 2013

A $100,000 donation by the Bisinella family has kicked off a community appeal by St John of God Geelong Hospital.

The appeal hopes to raise $1.5 million for special features to enhance the not-for-profit hospital’s $65 million redevelopment.

The Bisinella donation will be used to upgrade the hospital chapel.

Lino Bisinella (centre) and Richard Bisinella (to his left) were pictured with other guests during a tour of the redevelopment project on Tuesday 11 June prior to the launch of the appeal by Mr Frank Costa. Photo by Alan Barber of Barefoot Media.

The Geelong Advertiser’s report on the event included a photo of Lino Bisinella (right) with Mr Costa and hospital patient Lynnette Stott.



Bisinella gift inspires Lara to preserve its history

Added May 1st 2013

The new Lara Museum and Historical Centre – a unique partnership between Bisinella Developments and community volunteers dedicated to preserving the town’s heritage – opened to the public on Sunday 21 April 2013.

The gala opening celebration, attended by more than 3000 people, followed the official opening ceremony on Thursday 18 April 2013 by the Mayor of the City of Greater Geelong, Cr Keith Fagg.

Under the personal supervision of managing director Lino Bisinella, the Bisinella Developments team lovingly restored and refurbished one of Lara’s oldest historic buildings, the former Lake Bank Hotel, at a cost of approximately $500,000.

Bisinella then leased the property for $1 a year to the local community group formed to operate the museum, Lara Heritage and Historical Inc.

The museum, on the corner of Forest Road and Canterbury Road West, is open to the public from 11am to 4pm on Wednesdays and Sundays. Group bookings are available by appointment.

Mr Bisinella (right) is pictured at the official opening with (left to right) Ian Board, president of Lara Heritage and Historical Inc, Cr Fagg, and an actor playing the part of Sir Henry Barkley, Governor of the Colony of Victoria when the Lake Bank Hotel was built in 1860.



Hope Bereavement Care

Added Apr 9th 2013

We are proud to support Hope Bereavement Care by sponsoring the annual Sports Breakfast fundraiser at Simmonds Stadium on 9 April 2013.

Hope Bereavement Care provides counselling and educational services for families and others who have experienced the sudden or unexpected death of an infant, a young child or an adolescent under 18.

The 2013 breakfast, hosted by Hope patron Stan Alves, raised nearly $15,000. This will fund approximately 300 hours of bereavement counselling support in the Barwon region.



Gateway Support Services

Added Dec 21st 2012

Major donation to improve support for children with a disability

Bisinella Developments is proud to support a Geelong building project that will significantly upgrade facilities for children and adults who have a disability.

Bisinella has donated $20,000 to the Gateways Support Services “Brighter Futures” expansion and redevelopment project at Albert Street, Geelong West.

Gateways aims to empower and support children and adults who have a disability or additional need and their families, working towards maximising their quality and enjoyment of life, their potential and their positive relationships within the community. The agency’s 29 programs and 260 staff assist more than 1100 children and adults in the Barwon South Western region.
The redevelopment project includes two large meeting rooms, two therapy rooms and a specially equipped Autism Assessment Room.



Bethony & BayFM - 10 Days of Toys

Added Dec 13th 2012

Toys for kids at Christmas

Bisinella Developments is proud to be the major sponsor of radio station BayFM’s “10 Days of Toys”.

No child should have to wake up on Christmas Day without a present. Toys donated to the BayFM Bethany Giving Tree Appeal ensure that as many children as possible across Geelong and the Surf Coast will receive a gift from the community this Christmas.

The appeal benefits nine community groups: Bethany Community Support, Barwon Domestic Violence and Outreach Services, Barwon Youth, Glastonbury Community Services, Mackillop Family Services, Salvation Army Kardinia Women’s Services, St Laurence, Time for Youth, and Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative.

For two weeks, BayFM does a series of two hour outside broadcasts to collect new unwrapped toys for the appeal. This includes a broadcast from the Bisinella Head Office in Forest Road, Lara, from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, 14 December.



Cats House Auction

Added Mar 13th 2012

Bisinella Developments made the Cats House project possible by donating a heavily discounted block of land in the prestigious 800-lot Grand Lakes Estate at Lara.

Simonds Homes built a new 4 bedroom house on the block to be auctioned to raise money for a range of Geelong Football Club programs supporting youth in the region.



Lara Tennis CLub

Added Feb 27th 2012

We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Tennis Club.



Entrances to Lara (Welcome signs)

Added Feb 26th 2012

We have invested significantly in welcome signs and beautification works to improve the entrances to Lara.

The welcome signs, installed in 2009, were organised and supported by Lara identity Jack Richards together with the Lions Club of Lara.



Entrances to Lara (Tree planting)

Added Feb 25th 2012

We have undertaken beautification works along the frontage to Forest Road between our office and the edge of the town including construction of an attractive post and wire fence and planting of more than 200 smooth-barked apple trees. 

We are proud to be working to make the entrances to Lara more attractive.



Lara's Heritage (Clover Hill Strawberry Farm)

Added Feb 24th 2012

We have repaired and preserved the Clover Hill Strawberry Farm cottage, an historic landmark building on Forest Road at the southern entrance to Lara.



Lara's Heritage (Pirra Homestead)

Added Feb 23rd 2012

We have spent more than $2 million meticulously restoring and renovating the historic Pirra Homestead near Serendip Sanctuary.

Since acquiring this important icon of Lara's heritage in 2008, we have donated use of the extensive grounds and facilities by the Lara Food and Wine Festival.

This popular community event is held the last Sunday in March.

Our support for the Food and Wine Festival follows our major major sponsorship of the former Lara Heritage Festival.



Lara's Heritage (Lake Bank Hotel)

Added Feb 23rd 2012

In another major contribution to preserving Lara's heritage, Bisinella Developments has donated the former Lake Bank Hotel to the Lara community for use as an historical museum.

Built in 1860 and de-licensed in 1909, the landmark limestone building with the distinctive stone fence, located on the corner of Forest Road and Canterbury Road West, was purchased from John “Jack” and Brenda Darcy in 2010. It had been home to Jack’s family for five generations.

The museum will be established and operated by Lara Heritage and Historical Inc.

As part of the subdivision of the two acre property, the homestead and land made available for the museum and car park were valued at more than $800,000. In addition, we are spending more than $400,000 to extensively renovate the old buildings and construct the car park – making our gift to the Lara community worth more than $1.2 million.



Curlewis Golf Club

Added Feb 13th 2012

We are proud to be a Major Sponsor of the Curlewis Golf Club.

As part of our arrangement we have made available exclusive packages for buyers of lots in our Baywater Estate at Curlewis; a golfing option including one year's full club membership valued at $1,320, and a non golfing option of social membership including $550 credit for use in the clubhouse.



Christ Church Community Meals Program

Added Feb 13th 2012

We are proud to provide ongoing support to the Christ Church Community Meals Program.

An Anglican Church in central Geelong, Christ Church serves breakfast every day and an evening meal twice a week to street kids, homeless people, school children, unemployed, stranded travellers and families in need.



Samaritan House Geelong

Added Feb 13th 2012

We are proud to be a major contributor to the establishment of Samaritan House, a new emergency accommodation centre for the homeless in the Geelong region.

To download a newsletter from Samaritan House Geelong please click on the link below:




Geelong Community Foundation

Added Feb 13th 2012

We have donated $75,000 to the Geelong Community Foundation over the three years to 30 June 2011.



Lara Sporting Club (Netball)

Added Feb 12th 2012

We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Sporting Club netball teams.



Clifton Springs Golf Club - Annual Open Tournament

Added Nov 13th 2011

We are proud to support the Clifton Springs Golf Club Annual Open Tournament held in November.



Lara Sporting Club (Australian Rules Football)

Added Oct 16th 2011

We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Lara Football Club.



Lara Fun Run / Walk

Added Aug 8th 2011

We were delighted to be a major sponsor of the inaugural Lara Fun Run on Sunday 30 October 2011. Beneficiaries from the event included MacKillop Family Services, 2nd Lara Scouts, Lara Swimming Club and local schools.

Our sponsorship has been renewed for the 2012 Lara Fun Run on Sunday 4 November at Serendip Sanctuary.




Rotary Club of Highton

Added Jul 18th 2011

We are proud to support the Rotary Club of Highton and in particular Circus Quirkus.



Drysdale Football Club

Added Apr 27th 2011

We are proud to support the Drysdale Football Club.



Bell Park Sports Club

Added Jan 1st 2011

We are proud to be the Major Sponsor of the Bell Park Sports Club.



Geelong & District Bowls Association

Added Jan 1st 2011

We are proud to support the Geelong & District Bowls Association.



Bisinella Community Centre

Added Dec 1st 2010

The Bisinella Community Centre opened in at 2010 in the Grand Lakes Estate, Lara.

Inquires about the Bisinella Community Centre should be directed to Lara Community Centre Inc, Waverley Road, Lara. Phone (03) 5282 2725.



Lions Club of Hamlyn Heights

Added Jul 20th 2010

We are proud to support the Lions Club of Hamlyn Heights and their World Festival of Magic.



Norlane Bowling Club

Added Jun 29th 2010

We are proud to support the Norlane Bowling Club.



Lara Basketball Club

Added Jun 1st 2010

We are proud to support the Lara Basketball Club.



Lara Bowling Club

Added May 26th 2010

We are proud to support the Lara Bowling Club.



Lara Fire Brigade (recreation room)

Added Aug 1st 2007

We are proud to have constructed a room for the Lara Fire Brigade at our cost with the support of other Geelong suppliers.



Lara Grandstand (Lara Sporting Club)

Added Jul 1st 2007

We are proud to have provided a $40,000 cash donation, plus in kind contributions worth an estimated $60,000, towards construction of the new grandstand and change rooms at the Lara Sporting Club.



Lara Secondary College Digital Learning Centre

Added Apr 7th 2006

We are proud to have donated $33,000 to the Lara Secondary College for the purchase of 25 computers and equipment for the Digital Learning Centre in April 2006.



Northside Geelong Community Centre (The Salvation Army)

Added Nov 1st 2005

We are proud to have provided $30,000 towards construction of Northside Geelong Community Centre in Cox Road, Corio.


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