When wild weather hit the Hunter Valley in April, many in the region were affected including the community surrounding our residential development in Thornton, Wirraway.
Thornton Public School, which received significant damage to one of its play areas, is still rebuilding. At an event to mark the start of construction at Wirraway last week, the Principal of Thornton Public School, John Millburn, accepted a donation of $1,500 from Defence Housing Australia (DHA) to assist in the redevelopment of a new play area.
Although Wirraway was put to the test, the efforts of our civil contractor and the natural fall of the site ensured that the development remained relatively dry, emerging with minimal damage despite the one-in-500 year flood.
‘We had setbacks at Wirraway due to the weather,’ said DHA Managing Director, Peter Howman. ‘But quick thinking from one of the local businesses we partner with [Daracon] allowed us to meet many of our milestones.’
‘We thought that we should share this good fortune with the rest of the community, as our involvement in the local area extends beyond the initial building phase and stretches into the future as Wirraway’s residents transition into their new homes and establish themselves in the community.’
‘On behalf of DHA, thank you for welcoming us into your community and I look forward to working together with Thornton Public School as our small community begins to take shape,’ said Peter.
Once complete, more than 500 families will one day call Wirraway home, with the first families scheduled to move in by Christmas.
With land from $210,000, enquire today to find out more about living at Wirraway.