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Development Manager’s Update - September 2021

Construction is back up and running at Vista Park after a couple of disruptive months.  At The Vale Stages 2 and 3, Glennos, our head contractor is progressing with drainage works as more pipes arrives on site from the manufacturer, Humes.  Bulk earthworks within the wetland areas are also underway. 

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Introducing the Smiths Lane Dairy & Operators!

We are incredibly excited to announce and introduce everyone to the Smiths Lane Dairy and its operators, Terence and Angus!

The heritage listed dairy sheds up near the Coral Vale Homestead had some minor renovation works done to them back in 2015 and is now well and truly underway to totally repurpose this space into a history inspired eatery, general store and garden.

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Entering the Home Stretch for The Convoy House

Whilst Covid continues to throw us all some curve balls, Vista Park remains a buzz of activity with the first new homes kicking off construction in The Vale Stage 1, The House that Convoy Built getting very close to completion and the annual Community Gardening Competition getting underway

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Development Manager’s Update - August 2021

Welcome to the August 2021 update!

Due to government restrictions, construction works at Vista Park were paused for a period of time in July. 

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Sales & Info Centre Opening Changes

Please note that in line with the NSW government’s recent announcement, the Vista Park Sales & Information Centre is temporarily closed and will look to re-open as soon as we are can.

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Development Manager’s Update - July 2021

Welcome to the July 2021 edition for Vista Park! The Vale Stage 1 has registered - well done to the entire project team for a fantastic job and huge congratulations to the owners of the new 33 homesites.

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Welcoming the First Residents in The Vale

We are very excited to soon be officially welcoming the first ever community members to The Vale, with Stage 1 residents expected to take ownership of their finished home sites in the coming weeks. 

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Development Manager’s Update - May 2021

Welcome to the May 2021 edition for Vista Park!

Practical completion at The Vale Stage 1 was achieved on May the 4th (be with you). Subsequently the subdivision certificate application was lodged with Council for approval on the 14th of May. 

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Vista Park Street Library Now Installed

You may remember in late 2020 we ran a Street Library Design Competition, where we asked the community to submit designs to be applied to the Street Library. 

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Development Manager’s Update - April 2021

The last month has seen construction at The Vale Stage 1 inch closer to practical completion all thanks to the hard work of the construction team and some favourable weather. 

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Development Manager’s Update - March 2021

Welcome to the March 2021 edition for Vista Park! With any luck and some continued hard work from the contractor team the month of April should see us virtually complete. 

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Bankbook Terraces Coming Soon to The Grove

Coming soon to The Grove at Vista Park is Bankbook Terraces, a selection of 9 architecturally designed double storey 3 bedroom homes that come as a complete turn-key package. 

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New Releases Upcoming In The Vale

The start of a fresh new year sees Vista Park as a hive of activity with releases in The Vale brought forward due to strong demand, as a reflection of the difference in quality, diversity and offering that Vista Park can provide

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Development Manager’s Update - February 2021

Welcome to the first Vista Park update for 2021!

2021 is sure to be a busy and exciting year for the Vista Park community, with multiple areas of the community under construction including The Grove Townhouses, The Vale Stage 1, Childcare centre and café at the Homestead. Many of these projects will be completed this year and many more new projects expected to start as well.

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Winners Announced for Community Competitions

With the season of community competitions coming to a close we would like to thank everyone for getting into the spirit and entering and congratulate all of the winners!

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Development Manager’s Update - December 2020

Welcome to the final Vista Park update for 2020! Construction for the all-new Childcare Centre near the Coral Vale Homestead is well underway with local builders Niche already setting down the foundations for this great new facility.

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Competitions Coming to a Close

2020 has been a year of cancellations, so it may not come as a huge surprise unfortunately the Community Christmas Party will be postponed this year. And whilst we look forward to hosting a bigger and better event next year, we are excited to announce the Inaugural Vista Park Community Christmas Lights Competition is now on! 

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Development Manager’s Update - November 2020

Welcome to the November 2020 update for Vista Park! We are excited to announce that construction on The Grove Town Houses have officially kicked off. Being delivered by MJH Multi, the earthworks have already commenced, and we look forward to bringing you updates as these homes take shape.

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Community Events Ending 2020 on a High Note

With a challenging year coming to a close the Vista Park team are keeping things on the positive to finish on a high note. 

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Development Manager’s Update - October 2020

Welcome to the October 2020 update for Vista Park! The sandstone retaining walls are now complete with stairs to the future childcare centre and cafe currently under construction along the eastern boundary of the homestead.

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The Vale Stage 3 Release

We are pleased to announce that Stage 3 of The Vale will be available to purchase on Saturday 7th November 2020!

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Community Competitions Springing to Action

Get immersed in your new community and throw your neighbours a friendly challenge with a raft of fun, community-minded competitions and events now on at Vista Park.

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Development Manager’s Update - September 2020

Welcome to the September 2020 update for Vista Park - the first update for Spring! Civil works have continued to progress over the past month, with good weather underpinning this. 

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‘House That Convoy Built’ Commences at Vista Park

A while back Sheargold generously donated a home site in The Grove to the Illawarra Community Foundation, the good folks behind the infamous Illawarra Convoy.

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Development Manager’s Update

Welcome to the August 2020 update for Vista Park - the last update for winter! As the weather begins to warm up, civil works continue to progress. 

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Stage 2 of The Vale Is Here

On Saturday 1 August Stage 2 of The Vale within Vista Park will be released!

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Development Manager’s Update - July 2020

Welcome to the July 2020 update for Vista Park! July saw bulk earthworks for Stages 1-3 continue in anticipation of civil works with the sewer main being the first services to be installed. 

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The Vale Stage 2 Release

We are pleased to announce that Stage 2 of The Vale will be available to purchase on Saturday 1st August 2020!

 

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Development Manager’s Update - June 2020

Welcome to the June 2020 update for Vista Park - the first update for Winter!

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Special Offer on 2 Remaining Townhouses

Capitalise on one of the final two Townhouses remaining in The Grove with a free Ducted Air Conditioning upgrade of some $10,000 in value!

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Vista Park Back Open & Final Vale Packages

The Vista Park Sales & Information Centre in the heritage listed Coral Vale Homestead is back open for business as usual!

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Development Manager’s Update - May 2020

Welcome to the May 2020 update for Vista Park - the last update before Winter!

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Childcare Centre Operator Confirmed for Vista Park

We are delighted to announce that after receiving a number of applications from quality childcare operators, Sheargold has partnered with Little Zak’s Academy

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Development Manager’s Update - April 2020

Welcome to the April 2020 update for Vista Park!

Amidst Covid 19, construction at The Vale has continued, with Stage 1 cut and fill operations making excellent progress. 

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Development Manager’s Update - Easter 2020

Welcome to the March 2020 update for Vista Park - the first update for Autumn! Construction at The Vale Stage 1 has been progressing a little slower than anticipated due to the welcomed sight of wet weather! 

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A Message to our Vista Park Family

Sheargold have been creating inspiring spaces for over 50 years and have stood the test of time through many challenges along the way. Our people and our communities remain, as always, our focus.

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Vista Park Taking Extra Steps to Ensure Safety

Today our Vista Park Team have completed the Australian Governments COVID-19 Infection Control Training Course online.

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Development Manager’s Update - February 2020

Welcome to the February 2020 update for Vista Park!

Adding to what has already been a busy and exciting year, civil works have commenced at The Vale Stage 1 and The Grove Townhouses are due to start in the coming weeks. 

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‘House That Convoy Built’ Underway Soon

The satisfaction of seeing our residents move into their new home at Vista Park never wears off and there is one group we are especially excited to welcome to this community – The House That Convoy Built.

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Community Christmas Party Upcoming

Thanks to all those who entered the 2019 Vista Park Gardening Competition! Entries have now closed and our judging team (which includes ABC Radio Illawarra’s John Gabriele!) are sorting through the many excellent entries to announce the winners at the upcoming Community Christmas Party.

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Development Manager’s Update - November 2019

Welcome to the November update for Vista Park! In what is sure to be an exciting start to the year for the Vista Park community, The Vale Stage 1 and The Grove Townhouses are scheduled to commence construction in early 2020

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Opening Party Upcoming for Bankbook Park

Creating an inspiring space like Bankbook Park takes years of coordination, considerable investment and a vision for the future. And with the educational signage finally been approved by Wollongong City Council and recently installed, we can now celebrate the completion of this regionally significant park!

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Development Manager’s Update - October 2019

Welcome to the October update for Vista Park!  Whilst there has been a lull in construction activity home construction has continued to progress across the neighbourhood as the Vista Park community continues to grow. 

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Events Season in Full Swing at Vista Park

Vista Park is playing host to a raft of community events and activities from now and right through to the summer months to help our new residents get together and create a new friendships throughout the community.

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Development Manager’s Update - September 2019

Welcome to the September update for Vista Park; the first update for Spring!

We are proud to announce that the installation of signage at Bankbook Park is now complete.

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Sale in The Vale

For a strickly limited time we are offering a Stamp Duty Rebate AND Double Streetscape Rebate on Home Sites in Stage 1 of The Vale!

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2019 Community Gardening Competition Starting Soon

To celebrate Vista Park residents now living the life in their new homes and to create some healthy community rivalry, we bring you the 2019 Vista Park Gardening Competition. Sharpen those secateurs and polish the work boots, it’s time to show off your new home site with over $5,000 in total prizes to win! 

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Development Manager’s Update - August 2019

Welcome to the August update for Vista Park, finally the last update for winter! In the next few weeks make sure you pop on down to Bankbook Park, a trio of new signs are set to be installed that illustrate the history of the local area and mining artefacts that have been restored and re-purposed. 

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The ‘House That Convoy Built’ Gets Council Approval

Amongst the many new residents moving in in The Grove, the ‘House That Convoy Built’ has received its DA from Wollongong City Council! We are very excited to see work commence on this beautiful new home

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Development Manager’s Update - July 2019

Welcome to the July update for Vista Park; finally, we have reached the halfway point of winter! July has continued to be a busy time, with home construction continuing across The Ridge and The Grove. 

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Approval received for heritage inspired Childcare centre

As part of Sheargold’s philosophy of creating inspiring spaces we have received approval for a proposed 75 place childcare centre at the Vista Park community in Wongawilli.

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Development Manager’s Update - June 2019

Welcome to the June update for Vista Park, Winter was coming and now Winter is truly here!

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Revised Pricing for The Vale Stage 1

Right now there has never been a better time to buy at Vista Park thanks to revised pricing for The Vale Stage 1, with 450sqm home sites from $350,000 and brand new House & Land Packages from $583,850!

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Vista Park Now More Affordable than Ever.

You may have read in our recent newsletter our article on the silver lining in the apparent 'doom and gloom' we have all heard about the recent state of the property market.

Now let us now share with you some blue sky.

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Is it Really all Doom & Gloom in the Housing Market?

Amongst all the recent election distraction you may have seen and read media reports on the current climate of the housing market and its reportedly poor performance. But is it all really doom and gloom? 

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Development Manager’s Update - May 2019

Welcome to the May update for Vista Park and the last update before winter comes around!

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Bankbook Park Packed for Easter & School Holidays

We hope everyone had a great Easter and Anzac Break with a great stretch of weather and plenty of time with family and friends. The newly opened Bankbook Park was a popular hit in during the school holidays with families flocking to this unique parkland and playground

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Development Manager’s Update - April 2019

A relatively quiet month with regard to development work however The Vale works continue with further stock piling and preparation for the The Vale Stage 1 works to commence. Our project team has uncovered the remnants of the former Illawarra Harbour and Land Corporation Railway line that traversed the site.

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Development Manager’s Update - March 2019

Welcome to the March update for Vista Park for 2019. We are very pleased to announce the Coral Vale Cafe and Childcare Development Application has been approved by Wollongong City Council. 

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The Vale Released

On Saturday 16th of March the long-awaited release of The Vale was launched with Stage 1 hosting 16 new House & Land Packages and a further 17 home sites.

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The Vale Stage 1 Price Range Released

In the lead up to the Stage 1 Sales Release in The Vale on Saturday 16th March, we would like to share with you the pricing expectation for this initial release.

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The Vale Sales Release Has Arrived

The long-awaited release of The Vale at Vista Park is finally here, with Stage 1 being released on Saturday 16th March.

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Exciting Year Ahead as We Celebrate the End of Another

The annual Community Christmas Party is done for another year and we thank all our residents, purchasers and locals for making it a great afternoon. We hope you all had a fun afternoon in the sun and got to meet more new neighbours in your flourishing community.

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Development Manager’s Update - December 2018

Welcome to the final update for the 2018 year! And what a quick year it has been.

Reflecting on the year, we have seen the completion of the Grove Parkland, The Ridge Stage 6 & The Ridge Stage 7. As well as many new homes, Vista Park residents and native flora and fauna.

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Gardening Comp Winners Announced at Community Christmas Party

The inaugural Vista Park Gardening Competition entries have closed and our judging team (which includes ABC Radio Illawarra’s John Gabriele!) are sorting through many fabulous entries to announce the winners at this weekend’s Community Christmas Party.

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Development Manager’s Update - November 2018

Welcome to the November Update for Vista Park.

It’s been a windy end to the month, but that hasn't stopped progress down at The Grove and up at The Ridge with new homes underway and families moving in just in time for the holidays. 

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Upcoming: Outdoor Cinema Night and Christmas Party!

It’s (almost) that time of year again already! Coming off the back of a great inaugural Community Christmas Party last year, final preparations are being set for this years’ event as we anticipate hosting an even larger gathering of residents.

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Development Manager’s Update - October 2018

Welcome to the October update for Vista Park.

We have had a lot of much needed rain this month, but with that comes slowed progress. The Grove continues to grow with new homes finishing and starting every month. 

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Development Manager’s Update - September 2018

Welcome to the September update for Vista Park.

We are pleased to announce we have received the Development Approval for Lot 129 in Stage 1 of The Grove. 

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All New Parkland Now Open

We are incredibly proud to finally open our brand-new parkland recently and see so many residents and locals already enjoying this inspiring space. If you have already visited, you will see that it is a park like no other. 

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Vista Park Gardening Competition 2018

Sharpen those secateurs and polish the work boots, its time to show off your new home site with over $5,000 in total prizes to win!

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Inaugural Community Gardening Competition

To celebrate Vista Park residents now living the life in their new homes and to create some healthy community rivalry, we bring you the inaugural Vista Park Gardening Competition. 

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Development Manager’s Update - August 2018

Welcome to the August update for Vista Park and our final month of winter!

With Spring just around the corner, we are seeing more homes finished in The Grove than ever.

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Ridge Final Release – The Last of its Kind

Saturday the 18th August will see the final release with previously withheld home sites in Stage 7 of The Ridge finally available and ready to secure. These last few home sites are the last of their kind, with no other similar opportunities to enjoy peaceful and secluded semi-rural living, yet only 15mins to Wollongong. 

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Development Manager’s Update

Welcome to the July update for Vista Park.

This month sees the completion of The Grove precinct. The footpaths have been installed and street trees have been planted and our landscape contractors are installing the final tree bases. 

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Activity on The Vale Begins

We are edging ever closer to announcing a sales release date for The Vale thanks to construction activity commencing and site preparations well underway. Machines have been moved over from The Ridge to establish a temporary site office and to make way for the stockpile in preparation for bulk earthworks.

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Development Manager’s Update June 2018

Welcome to the middle of the year and our 6th development update for 2018!

The Grove precinct is now all but finished up, footpaths and street trees have been installed and most of the remaining home sites have begun construction. 

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Welcoming our Vale Building Partners

Whilst we eagerly wait to hit the go button on The Vale and announce a Sales Release Date we are excited to introduce you to our selected building partners who will be providing premium House & Land Packages in the first Stage of this new community.

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Development Manager’s Update - May 2018

Welcome to the May update for 2018, we are almost half way through the year!

Similar to last month The Grove is continuing progress. Footpath works are complete for Stages 1 & 2 and our civil contractor Glennos has moved onto Stage 3 & 4. 

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A Party in the Park & Vale DA

We are pleased to announce that the long wait for approval of The Vale is now over, with Wollongong City Council approving the DA for this final precinct at Vista Park.

This means we are one step closer to setting a Sales Release Date for Stage 1

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Development Manager’s Update - April 2018

Welcome to the April Update for 2018. The Grove continues to grow, with the final works underway, you may have noticed the footpaths and streets trees being installed.

Alongside the park which we look forward to unveiling in the coming weeks, our landscaping contractors are hard at work repairing and restoring the riparian corridor between The Ridge and The Grove.

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Development Manager’s Update - March 2018

Welcome to the March update for 2018.

At The Grove, more and more home constructions start every week as the community continues to grow. Our contractors, Glennos (civil) and RK Evans (landscaping), will be back onsite in the coming weeks to commence footpaths and street tree installation for Stage 1 & 2. 

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The Vale Plans, Final Ridge Home Sites & Website Refresh

Whilst we eagerly wait on formal approvals on The Vale, we are pleased to now have some information for you to take home with The Vale Precinct Plan and Stage 1 Sales Plan now available in the Vista Park Sales & Information Centre. Stop in for a coffee and let our friendly team show you the view from the Homestead.

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Development Manager’s Update - Feb 2018

Welcome to the first Development Manager’s update for 2018. It’s a new year and work has kicked off with the project team returning following a well-deserved break. The construction of new homes has taken over at The Grove

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New Faces, Update on The Vale & Events on the Way

The Vista Park team are back, with a new addition to the family. We would like to officially welcome David Meikle from McPhail Real Estate into the Vista Park Sales & Information team alongside Leah, who many of you already know. 

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Vista Park Community Celebrates Christmas in Style

On Saturday 9th December the first ever Vista Park Community Christmas Party was held on the grounds of Coral Vale, with many current and future residents basking in the afternoon sunshine. 

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Development Manager’s Update Dec 2017

Welcome to the December and final Development Update for 2017. As the year draws to close, construction at Vista Park is wrapping up for the Christmas period. This year we saw the completion of the Grove Stages 3 & 4 to round out The Grove

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Inaugural Vista Park Community Christmas

We look forward to hosting all of our Vista Park residents and purchasers on Saturday 9th December for the first of many Community Christmas Parties to come to this beautiful new community. 

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Development Manager’s Update - Nov 2017

Welcome to our penultimate development update for the year!
 

As mentioned in last month’s update, the entire Grove community is registered. We've already seen a number of new home sites kick off their construction and we look forward to seeing more homes in The Grove. 

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Development Manager’s Update - October 2017

Welcome to the Vista Park October Update and what an update it is!

Sheargold are happy to report that our final Stage of The Grove Stage 4 has registered with the Land & Property information office and with that the completion of The Grove Precinct

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Final Chapter of The Ridge Is Here

We look forward to presenting on Saturday 4 November the final offering in The Ridge, with Stage 7 B being released for sale and to welcoming the newest and last residents to this unique community.

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Mine Artefacts Set For Display at Vista Park

A joint commitment has recently been made between Wollongong Coal Limited (WCL) and Sheargold Property Developments to secure and refurbish historic pieces from nearby Wongawilli Mine to become permanent features in the nearby master planned community.

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The Ridge Stage 7 B Release - The Last of its Kind

We are pleased to announce the upcoming release of Stage 7 B in The Ridge at Vista Park – Wongawilli, with a small selection of home sites available on Saturday 4 November 2017.

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Last of its Kind – The Final Ridge Release

Saturday 4 November will see the final chapter of The Ridge being released, closing out what has become recognised as one of the more prestigious and rare communities in the Illawarra.

In what may be the last of its kind, The Ridge at Vista Park is unlike any offering in the Illawarra providing the best in coast and country living. 

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Development Manager’s Update - September 2017

Finally Spring has come around! As home constructions continue across The Grove Stage 1 & 2, we've seen Stage 3 register in the last month. We also received subdivision certificate for Stage 4 and have lodged this for registration with the Land and Property Information Office only a few days ago. We look forward to seeing the final stage of The Grove registered next month! 

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Illawarra’s Award Winning Community

Sheargold are incredibly proud to bring home an award for our region with Vista Park recently taking out the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Land Development Marketing.

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Development Manager’s Update - August 2017

This is the August update for Vista Park and our final month of Winter!

At The Grove construction of homes is still booming across our sold out stages of Stage 1 & 2, whilst Stage 3 had just achieved Registration! 

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VISTA PARK WINS STATE AWARD FOR ILLAWARRA!

The Illawarra has added yet another reason why people are calling our beautiful region home, with Vista Park taking out the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Award for Excellence in Land Development Marketing. 

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Development Manager’s Update - July 2017

Its update time of the month again! Welcome to the July update for Vista Park. Jumping straight into The Grove we continue to see a construction boom across our sold out stages of Stage 1 & 2. 

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Final Packages Available in The Grove

Dreaming of your new home but don’t want the hassle? We have a new selection of House & Land Packages now available in The Grove making it easier than ever to move to Vista Park and enjoy the lifestyle you deserve.

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