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Wivenhoe Village takes out top honours at UDIA awards

on the Thursday, August 9, 2018

Earlier this month, Wivenhoe Village at Kirkham Rise was crowned the winner of the prestigious Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Retirement Living 2018.  The UDIA awards are designed to highlight innovation, sustainability, industry leadership and excellence in urban development across NSW and the ACT. This is the second award that Wivenhoe Village has been honoured to receive this year.  In May, Wivenhoe Village was recognised as the best retirement village nationally by the Property Council of Australia. 

Upon accepting this award, James Robinson, Director of Mbark, the retirement village specialist company behind Wivenhoe Village, said, “We are a small family company who strives to develop retirement communities that we are proud of. I’d like to acknowledge our really dedicated team and the opportunity that we have had to develop a fantastic site in the South West of Sydney. It is an honour to receive this award, in a pool of such strong finalists and nominees.

I would like to thank our partners, the Sisters of the Good Samaritan for trusting us with a site that has amazing historic and fantastic environmental values, that our residents at Wivenhoe can share with the surrounding communities.”

Wivenhoe Village is an over 55’s independent living retirement community that showcases prestige homes within spacious and meticulously landscaped grounds. The development includes 149 freestanding homes nestled amongst 120ha of protected Cumberland woodland.

With its semi-rural feel and country cottage charm, the 13 different styles of home have been specifically designed to blend in with the local surrounds, to pay homage to and emphasize the beautiful bushland setting and maximise privacy with a smart sense of space and openness. The homes are built with flexibility and adaptability in mind, allowing residents the peace of mind that homes can be adjusted to accommodate their changing needs into the future.

Accompanied by a state-of-the art resident’s facility, The Lodge, Wivenhoe residents are free to enjoy a movie in the 50-seat cinema, take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, do a work out at the gym or have a friendly game of snooker.

The win now provides the chance for qualification into the UDIA National Awards for Excellence.

Construction at Wivenhoe is complete and only a handful of homes remain. To arrange your own personalised tour, please call Kristy on 1300 660 107.