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COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

At Harrington Grove the health and safety of our community is our priority.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation our Sales and Information Centre will remain closed until further notice to protect our staff and residents.

We will continue to welcome all sales enquiries by phone, email or pre-arranged appointment.

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Historic Harrington Park Homestead listed for sale after 75 years of Fairfax ownership

Historic Harrington Park Homestead listed for sale after 75 years of Fairfax ownership

For the first time in 75 years, historic Harrington Park Homestead is being listed for sale via expressions of interest. The Georgian homestead was the country retreat of Sir Warwick Fairfax and Lady (Mary) Fairfax for many years and has been lovingly restored.

The centrepiece of the 19.9-acre (8-hectare) property is Harrington Park Homestead, which was originally built in 1817 by Scottish Sea Captain William Campbell. Campbell built the first part of the homestead which has been added to over the years. The house has been owned by five different families during its 200-year history and each of these families has put their own stamp on it.

The unique property is being offered for sale through Harrington Estates, the developer of Harrington Park, Harrington Grove, and Catherine Park Estate.

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Harrington Grove’s Michelia Club takes out top award

Harrington Grove’s Michelia Club takes out top award

Harrington Grove’s prestigious Michelia Club has won the enviable ‘Hospitality Buildings – New Up To $10,000,000’ award at the Master Builders Association (MBA) Excellence in Construction Awards, held at The Star Sydney in November.

Opened in May, Michelia Club joins the Harrington Grove Country Club and Magnolia Club as destinations for Harrington Grove’s discerning residents, complete with a full-sized tennis court, basketball and netball practice areas, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, children's playground, picnic spaces, gazebo, communal seating areas and a gymnasium.

The building was constructed by Dynamic Projects Pty Ltd. The award commended the collaborative efforts of all stakeholders and the many high-end design features. These include the feature stone façade, parquetry flooring and tongue-and-groove ceilings with exposed roof members. The seamless synergy between indoor and outdoor spaces is another standout feature.

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The BBQ is on us this Autumn

The BBQ is on us this Autumn

While Autumn slowly crept up on us this year, it has now well and truly arrived. The cooler climes of autumn are perfect for getting together with family and friends and sharing great food in great company. One of the many great benefits of being a member of the Harrington Estates community is the convenient access it affords you to thoughtfully included amenities and services.

If you are planning a gathering with family and friends this Autumn and are considering your catering options, we invite you to take advantage of the Harrington Estates MobiQ. The MobiQ is a mobile BBQ available for hire, free of charge, to all residents of Catherine Park Estate and Harrington Grove for personal functions and events.

You are part of the Harrington Estates family, and family matters to us. We invite you to use our MobiQ mobile BBQ anywhere within Harrington Grove or Catherine Park Estate, as well as in the surrounding park grounds within Harrington Park. To ensure that your preparations and get together runs smoothly, you can even pick up the MobiQ the day before your event.

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Spring is in the air

The seasons play such a great role in how we feel, what we eat, what we wear and what pastimes we engage in. So it goes without say that the dawn of a new season brings with it excitement and anticipation for the three months ahead. As spring draws nearer there are dreams of longer days and shorter sleeves, lighter meals shared with the light of sunset, warmer mornings and cooler bed covers and a freshness that comes from spending more time outdoors. Here are some suggestions to make the most of the springtime sunshine:

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Commemorating the life of Lady Mary Fairfax

Commemorating the life of Lady Mary Fairfax

Harrington Park, Harrington Grove and Catherine Park Estate all stand proudly as part of the rich legacy left by Lady Mary Fairfax. Lady (Mary) Fairfax AC OBE passed away at her family home, Fairwater, in September last year at the age of 95. She was instrumental in the development of Harrington Park and Harrington Grove. It was her vision to build a place for families to live comfortably, spaciously and surrounded by the lush scenery that brought Lady Mary Fairfax and her family so much pleasure on their visits to the area.

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Residents enjoy grand opening of Michelia Club

Residents enjoy grand opening of Michelia Club


Harrington Grove’s third and final neighbourhood centre, Michelia Club, has officially opened to roaring approval from the local community. Complemented by the Harrington Grove Country Club and Magnolia Club, Michelia Club has been developed for Harrington Grove’s discerning residents and represents the ultimate in class and quality that has become synonymous with Harrington Grove. It contains a full-sized tennis court, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, children's playground, picnic areas, gazebo, communal seating areas and a gymnasium. “When people go out looking for a homesite or a home, they are looking for the type of lifestyle that they will be afforded, far beyond the bricks and mortar. We have always been driven by the most discerning residents and are always seeking to do what is best for the neighbourhood as well as the greater Camden area,” says Terry Goldacre, Managing Director of Harrington Estates. Residents were very impressed with the quality and scope of the facilities at the club and turned out in their hundreds to be a part of the grand opening. The event was also attended by Mayor of Camden Lara Symkowiak, Member for Camden Chris Patterson, council members and other special guests. Following the official addresses the crowd was free to enjoy the facilities and refreshments on offer long into the afternoon.Lara Symkowiak, Mayor of Camden, has long been impressed with the Harrington Estates ethos. “Congratulations to Harrington Estates on a fantastic club here in Harrington Grove. You don’t need to look very far in our local government area to see that Harrington Estates really does produce exceptional and quality communities,” she says. Chris Patterson, Member for Camden, was equally complimentary about the class of the estate. “The Harrington Estates team has had the vision for estates of this quality for more than 20 years, but the fact that they over-exceed and over-deliver on those promises is extremely rare,” he says.

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Chocolate, children and Easter cheer

Chocolate, children and Easter cheer





Chocolate, hot cross buns and squeals from overjoyed children rang out throughout Harrington Grove as the festivities of Easter were in full force.

The Harrington Hop was lapped up by parents and children of Harrington Grove alike in an afternoon of Easter merriment. The adults enjoyed fresh hot cross buns slathered in butter, accompanied by a free coffee from the coffee van. They were able to enjoy them in peace, as their children were completely enthralled in their chocolate goodie bags, an Alice in Wonderland-inspired show, a range of arts and crafts projects, striking face painting and a visit from the Easter Bunny himself, who had even more eggs to hand out!

Residents went home with full tummies, full Easter baskets and complete engagement with the Easter spirit.

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Michelia Club Update

Michelia Club Update

The long-awaited construction of Michelia Club is well and truly underway, with the site becoming a hive of activity in the past few months. Due for completion later this year, Michelia Club is located on the western side of Harrington Grove and will provide easy access to even more world class facilities for all residents.

Complemented by the Harrington Grove Country Club and Magnolia Club, Michelia Club has been developed for Harrington Grove’s discerning residents. It offers a lifestyle unlike any other, facilitated by a full-sized tennis court, swimming pool, barbecue facilities, children's playground, picnic areas, gazebo, communal seating areas and a gymnasium.

Whatever the season, Michelia Club will be sure to sparkle. From spectacular indoor settings residents will be able to soak in the beautiful sights from the large windows in the cooler months, while summertime will bring with it a range of outdoor opportunities that will create memories forever. The quality and size of the club is set to be a real highlight, luring residents in with the same class and sophistication that has become synonymous with Harrington Grove.

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Top Tips: Caring For The Trees That Make Streets Beautiful

Top Tips: Caring For The Trees That Make Streets Beautiful

The street trees are an important feature of Harrington Grove and provide the beautiful tree-lined streets you see today. In addition to their aesthetic value, trees act as habitats and food sources for a range of local fauna while yielding positive environmental returns. Although trees can be very forgiving of any ‘green thumb’ mistakes, the following tips can help ensure that your trees remain strong and colourful:

  1. WATERING
  2. Give your trees a good soaking at least once a week. Trees require more water than turf, so do not rely on lawn irrigation as it does not provide sufficient water.

  3. FERTILISING
  4. Fertilise your tree once a year with a good organic fertiliser. Spring is always a good time to fertilise.

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Bush Mate initiatives

Bush Mate initiatives

 Since its very inception, Harrington Grove has aimed to blend with the natural environment, creating a seamless relationship between the estate and its surrounds. The Bush Mate program seems to almost echo these intentions as they promote a closer relationship between residents and the natural landscape that surrounds them. 

The Bush Mate initiative is a community engagement and education program run by the National Parks Association of NSW with the support of Greening Australia, WWF, The University of Sydney and the Greater Sydney Local Land Services. 

The Bush Mate program seeks to encourage a respectful and sustainable relationship between local residents and their natural surroundings. This initiative aims to increase the connection between the community and the local bushland. Adopting a more connected relationship with the natural environment does not always require large changes to your lifestyle.

The Bush Mate program recommends such small changes as:Designing

  • Designing a backyard that is both bird and native animal-friendly

Imagine if every family in Harrington Grove designed their backyard to attract native birds and wildlife. Not only would we be providing a much-needed haven for these lovely creatures, we would be able to enjoy the variety of Australian wildlife that was part of our day-to-day lives.

  • Controlling weeds

Dominant weed species are damaging to the native Australian flora and fauna. By playing a small part and consistently controlling the weeds in your area, you can greatly minimise the impact these noxious plants have on the entire area.

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The original and the best High Tea around

The original and the best High Tea around

 High Tea is a long-held and much-loved tradition, a lovely throwback to a bygone era that is still held dear to Australians. 

In the Macarthur region, there is no High Tea experience that can parallel that of the Harrington Gove Country Club’s High Tea. Our sumptuous blend of both sweet and savoury delights combine blissfully with our range of traditional teas and espresso coffee options, bringing to life every taste bud imaginable.

The experience begins as soon as you walk through the Country Club doors, as a glass of bubbles and the smooth stylings of our entertainment greet you on arrival. The spectacular mix of traditional culinary delights with a distinctly modern twist are further complemented by the surrounds of the luxurious Harrington Grove Country Club. Taking in the vast and sweeping panoramas of the natural bushlands surrounding the Country Club grounds while enjoying all decadence of a traditional High Tea, one could easily lose track of more than a couple of hours. 

So isn’t it time that you and your friends treated yourselves to an afternoon of luxury and indulgence? Seats always fill quickly and we have a very limited availability, so please call us on 02 4631 3200 to enquire about upcoming High Tea dates and reserve your booking. 

 

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Harrington Grove: Training the next generation of tennis stars

Harrington Grove: Training the next generation of tennis stars

There are only a few other sports that capture the Australian imagination as much as tennis. We hold a special place in our collective hearts for tennis stars such as Pat Rafter, Evonne Goolagong Cawley and the newly retired Lleyton Hewitt. At Harrington Grove, we like to think that one of Australia’s next champions could already be in our midst… we just need to be there for them at the start of their journey.

Living in the Harrington Grove community provides an abundance of opportunities for health, well-being and enjoyment, but it also provides the opportunity to excel at what could be a life-changing talent. Our tennis facilities not only accommodate those who enjoy a casual game, but our professional and experienced coaching staff can help your child reach their full potential. 

Our tennis facilities, located at both the Country Club and the Magnolia Club, provide the perfect arena to pursue talents in the safety, security and convenience of their very own estate. The new Michelia Club will also include tennis facilities when it opens.

Harrington Grove tennis facilities provide both camp style and lesson training alternatives that will actively feed your child’s passion for tennis, develop their natural talent, and help them to form life-long interests in this prestigious sport. 

Previous Summer Tennis and Sports Camp were a great success with both children and parents alike. Held in early January this year, many of our resident families took advantage of the four-day tennis camp, with everyone involved having an excellent time as part of their school holiday activities. Our Tennis and Sports Camp also provided the perfect opportunity for our residents to get to know each other in a fun and social environment. 

If you are interested in the tennis coaching programs, schedules or facilities available to Harrington Grove residents, make a booking through Grove Life or contact our Community Manager. 

 

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Happy Holidays from Harrington Grove – Open throughout the holidays

The team at Harrington Grove would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period. Harrington Grove land sales and Country Club are open throughout the holiday period, open 7 days 8.30am – 5.30pm, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Harrington Grove has land available now, we’d love you to visit us so we can show you around.

In 2015, Harrington Grove welcomed many new residents to our estate and saw our Magnolia Club recognised as an award winning design by the Master Builders Association.

Harrington Grove would like to wish you all the best for 2016 and is looking forward to opening the Michelia Club for residents and welcoming more new residents to our award winning estate.

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OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW LOCAL ANZAC COMMEMORATION

OFFICIAL UNVEILING OF NEW LOCAL ANZAC COMMEMORATION

Harrington Estates latest development, Catherine Park was yesterday the venue for the unveilling of a new ANZAC display commemorating two WWI diggers in a project commissioned by Catherine Park Estate land developer, Harrington Estates.

The commemorations are focused on two local servicemen who did not return after service in Gallipoli in 1915; Camden farmer Hector Small and Camden tailor Milton Thornton.

The project to commemorate two local servicemen is important to Harrington Estates to strongly respect the past and honour the fact that and community developers owe a great deal to the freedoms the ANZACs secured. The commemorations include displays and books available for all to view and read at Catherine Park House.

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Conservation and Sustainability at Harrington Grove

Conservation and Sustainability at Harrington Grove

Harrington Grove contains the largest privately owned and managed conservation area of Cumberland Plain Woodland, a critically endangered ecological community with over 262 hectares (647 acres) of land preserved in its natural state. The total size of the site is 486 hectares (1200 acres), yet only 40% (480 acres) will ever be developed. The remaining 60% will remain natural bushland, maintained by the community scheme of Harrington Grove. When completed, the estate will contain approximately 1400 homes in discrete precincts that are integrated with the natural environment.

Before development began, Harrington Estates recognised that the significant stands of Cumberland Plain Woodland in Harrington Grove were under threat. The property was zoned rural but rural uses were not sustainable and the woodland was deteriorating.

Harrington Estates saw the opportunity to develop the area in an environmentally-sensitive manner that would provide sound environmental and social outcomes.

The existence of the extensive areas of woodland was a major consideration in the rezoning process and planning of the development. The treatment of the bushland and the consideration of its future care and maintenance resulted in an ecological corridor forming a central part of the development. Planned to link the areas of high value Cumberland Plain Woodland, the ecological corridors are being restored under a comprehensive ten-year vegetation restoration program that is being overseen by Eco Logical Australia.

Designated as a fauna habitat development area, active regeneration and restoration of ecological communities is continually taking place under a comprehensive Conservation Management Plan, creating a safe environment for birds, possums, wallabies and other wildlife to flourish in peace alongside their human counterparts at Harrington Grove.

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Celebrating exotic spices with Moroccan dishes added to the Harrington’s Menu

Celebrating exotic spices with Moroccan dishes added to the Harrington’s Menu

Harringtons Bar and Grill continue to deliver a fresh and innovative menu with this month’s the addition of several Moroccan spice inspired Dishes.

Preserved lemons are a key ingredient in many Moroccan tagine recipes, and our chefs have incorporated these flavours beautifully into new entrees and mains.

A delicious entrée to start with is the new Moroccan Prawns, cooked in Moroccan spices and served with preserved lemon, chickpeas , cherry tomatoes and Pane Di Casa. This dish can be cooked Gluten Free if required.

Our main menu includes two new tagine dishes encompassing the spices and flavours of Morocco. The Lamb and Prune Tagine is certainly a traditional North African flavour that celebrates succulent lamb shanks while the Chicken Tagine highlights the preserved lemon and spices that make this style of cooking desired.

Cooking tagine style is similar to slow cooking. The tagine's conical shape makes a uniquely moist, hot cooking environment for the dish being cooked. The base is wide and shallow, and the tall lid fits snugly inside. As the food cooks, steam rises into the cone. It condenses then trickles down the sides back into the dish.
To accompany the exotic new Moroccan inspired dishes, Harringtons have a new side dish of Tumeric and Cumin Chat Potatoes which have a delightful crust of Moroccan flavour.

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The Amazing Race at Harrington Grove

The Amazing Race at Harrington Grove

On a forecasted freezing morning in Harrington Grove, 14 teams hit the course in a bid to be crowed the Inaugural Harrington Grove Amazing Race champions.

Teams made their way around four precincts; Magnolia, Maculata, Dianella and Lomandra, before racing to the finishing line at the Country Club. Teams visited each check point along the way, completing activities and solving puzzles to get the clues to move further throughout the course. Some of the activities included Grand Slam tennis challenges, fitness challenges including hanging from monkey bars and holding a plank position, as well as completing food challenges (do you like blue cheese?) and taking selfies with Sir Warwick Fairfax.

The course ended with a game of ‘The Price is Right’ at the finish line before everyone enjoyed a sausage sizzle.

Congratulations to the first placed ‘Navy Blue’ team and the second placed ‘Light Purple’ team.

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Proposed rail corridor and Harrington Grove

Proposed rail corridor and Harrington Grove

Transport NSW has released proposed guidelines for a rail corridor to extend the South West Rail Link from Leppington through to Oran Park and Narellan. The current proposal greatly impacts Harrington Grove residents.

Harrington Estates, the developer for Harrington Grove, supports the objective of improving public transport to the local area but only in a way that doesn’t impact residents.

See Harrington Estates official position on the extension here

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Winter Weddings. Celebrate at Harrington Grove

Winter Weddings. Celebrate at Harrington Grove

Spring is traditionally the wedding season in Australia, however at Harrington Grove, the stunning setting and backdrop make for an ideal winter wedding.

Winter weddings are far less common, which simply makes them unique and memorable. Winter weddings come with many advantages including:

  • Bridal gowns can be more elaborate with stoles, capes and sleeves adding flair and style
  • No fear of the bridal party and guests melting in 40-degree summer heat
  • Winter light is often flattering for wedding photos as the light, colours and textures make photos come alive at this time of year
  • The availability and costs for venue, photographers and florists can sometimes be more favourable

Harrington Grove Country Club provides a first class facility, set among the magnificent surroundings of the tranquil Harrington Forest. The beautiful Fairfax Function Room has been designed with floor to ceiling glass and surrounding balcony with picturesque views of the rural landscape adding to the ambience for your special celebration. The Harrington Grove Country Club also offers a complete package to ensure that your winter wedding is a day to enjoy and remember.

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25 March 2020
At Harrington Grove the health and safety of our community is our priority.In light of the current COVID-19 situation our Sales and Information Centre...
14 October 2019
For the first time in 75 years, historic Harrington Park Homestead is being listed for sale via expressions of interest. The Georgian homestead was th...