Wirraway opens its gates

 A group shot of the 80-strong crowd that attended the event.

The Hunter Valley’s newest development is beginning to look like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. After works were delayed by the storms that hit the area in April, stage one civil works are nearing completion at Defence Housing Australia’s Wirraway residential development in Thornton.

In celebrating the start of construction, more than 80 people lined up for the first look inside Wirraway. The event was a great opportunity for stakeholders to see the development’s progress first-hand, as the site progresses from civil works to the construction of the first 51 homes.

‘Our vision for Wirraway is to create a beautiful parkland neighbourhood that will be characterised by high-quality homes, tree-lined streets, and shared community spaces,’ said DHA Managing Director, Peter Howman.

‘Today, we are proud to share with you the first step in our vision coming to life. Wirraway will one day be home to approximately 500 families. More than half of the land will be sold on the open market, while DHA will build 250 homes for Defence families that encapsulate innovation, best-practice building and sustainable living.’

The Deputy Mayor of the Maitland City Council joined DHA’s Managing Director to officially mark the milestone by planting a tree. ‘This Brush box represents the growth, vitality and resilience of our community,’ said Peter.
Deputy Mayor Baker, who has a strong interest in social issues including housing and transport, also took the opportunity to praise DHA for its commitment to creating shared community spaces.

With more than 16 hectares of open space, Wirraway will feature a shared recreational hub, which will provide a place for residents to come together and create the foundations for a strong community.

Throughout the life of the project, more than $145 million will be injected into the local economy through local businesses working directly on-site, as well as those off-site providing goods and services.

With land now selling, enquire today to find out more about living at Wirraway!

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