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MAGNOLIA CLUB: CREEPING CLOSER TO COMPLETION

It is now easier than ever to visualise the finished Magnolia Club, with the completed building creeping closer. The latest images (in the gallery below) illustrate the building and its surroundings taking architectural form as completion draws nearer.

Some of the recent milestones include:

  • The chimney and entry features are nearing completion. The handcrafted stone will add warmth and a pleasing visual aesthetic – you can already imagine spending chilly days relaxing in front of the roaring fire!
  • The tennis courts are almost ready for the synthetic grass surface to be laid.
  • The pool has been excavated and the concrete shell has been laid.
  • The roof has gone on, providing the best indication yet of what the finished product will look like.

As one of two neighbourhood centres, Magnolia Club will act as another destination for Harrington Grove residents to relax and unwind; a nearby home away from home.

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SPRINGTIME SPLENDOUR AT SPRING FAIR

The annual Harrington Grove Spring Fair was back on Sunday 31 August for another year of outdoor fun within the picturesque surrounds of the Harrington Grove County Club. Building on the success of last year, this event was aimed at bringing families and communities together, sharing the glorious outdoors and promoting and supporting local businesses in the Macarthur region.


The day was full of fantastic food and beverages, entertainment and togetherness. Highlights included:

  • Live music
  • Pamper sessions
  • Reptile show
  • Arcade games
  • Workshops
  • Tarot readings
  • Arts & crafts
  • Food stalls


More than 600 people came from near and far to enjoy the spectacularly sunny day. It was a fabulous celebration of the Macarthur region’s bounty of fine talent, produce and spirit.

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WHY HARRINGTON GROVE IS THE BEST ADDRESS

WHY HARRINGTON GROVE IS THE BEST ADDRESS

It is no surprise to residents that Harrington Grove has been awarded the best residential development 2014 by the Urban Institute of Australia – they have known it all along.

Resident Donna Wickman has called Harrington Grove home for the past 18 months and has been pleasantly surprised with the relationships she and her family have developed. “I’m amazed to have made so many friends in such a short amount of time through community events like the Residents’ Rendezvous. I know everyone in our street and we have all become friends, so we socialise all the time. The staff at the Country Club are really friendly and helpful. They make you feel at home which is great,” she says.

The first time she visited the estate, resident of 2 years Julie Smyth knew she was at home. “We absolutely love living here. From the moment we put a deposit on the land it felt like home. All of the facilities are here for us to use, and it is just stunning. Before we had even moved in we had that strong sense of community,” she says.

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HARRINGTON FUN RUN 2014: A SPRINTING SUCCESS

HARRINGTON FUN RUN 2014: A SPRINTING SUCCESS

On Sunday 3 August the streets of Harrington Grove were alive with the sound of feet pounding the pavement, the sight of colourful lycra-clad athletes (from a wide spectrum of athletic degrees) and the buzz of a moving community. The 2014 Harrington Fun Run was received with great enthusiasm from the local community and beyond, with participants coming from near and far to be a part of the day. The three track options – 3km, 5km, 10km – provided options for participants of all fitness levels with many even dressing up in hope of winning the ‘best dressed prize’ too.

Winners on the day were:
MALE 3k
1st   Cody Turner
2nd  Patrick Bateman
3rd  Adam Lacey

FEMALE 3k
1st  Ella Wooldridge
2nd Erin Wooldridge
3rd  Tiana Vella

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HARRINGTON GROVE GOES WEST WITH NEW RELEASE: LAURINA

HARRINGTON GROVE GOES WEST WITH NEW RELEASE: LAURINA

Harrington Grove is excited to announce the big move west! The release of Laurina represents the first activity in the western side of Harrington Grove, which is located west of The Northern Road and south of Cobbitty Road.

Laurina – located in the northern part of the new area across from Macarthur Anglican School – is the first of three precincts that will be released within the western region. Residents will enjoy the same access to all of the Harrington Grove facilities, including the Harrington Grove Country Club and future Magnolia Club, swimming pools, community rooms, tennis courts, pathways and cycleways. There is also a second neighbourhood centre, the Michelia Club, set to be built in the western region, which will be greatly convenient for the residents of the three western precincts.  New playing fields are also planned as is the restoration of the historically significant Orielton nearby.

“We are very excited to announce our move west. We are incredibly proud of everything that has been achieved in Harrington Grove to date and are eagerly looking forward to the form that the western side takes on. While the quality will be the same, these homesites will have their own unique characteristics,” says Harrington Estates Managing Director Terry Goldacre.

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THE BIG DAY - HARRINGTON FUN RUN

THE BIG DAY - HARRINGTON FUN RUN

Now that the Fun Run is almost here, you should be pulling back on training to maintain your energy levels for Sunday. A lot is written about the food you should eat before a run. In the lead up choose plenty of low GI carbs foods, such as whole-grain pasta, brown rice, vegetables and multigrain bread.

The night before, make sure you get a good night’s sleep, drink plenty of water and avoid caffeine.

In the morning before the run try to have a light breakfast 60 to 90 minutes before your start time. Choose high-energy, easy-to-digest foods such as toast, fruit, cereal or a skim-milk banana smoothie.

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HOW TO RECOVER FROM A HICCUP IN TRAINING

HOW TO RECOVER FROM A HICCUP IN TRAINING

Consistently training four to five times a week can be a big ask with everyone already so busy with family, home and work life. So you may have hit a point where you’ve skipped a few sessions, perhaps illness has prevented you from training this week or even the weather – especially since these winter mornings can be cold and it’s dark by 5pm.

But even if you’ve had a break or can’t get outside to train, all is not lost.

Indoor options

On a cold, wet or windy day, visit the gym for a treadmill workout. Alter the speed and incline to a challenging pace and intensity.

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TOP FOUR RUNNINGS ACCESSORIES WHILE TRAINING FOR HARRINGTON FUN RUN

TOP FOUR RUNNINGS ACCESSORIES WHILE TRAINING FOR HARRINGTON FUN RUN

Running is as much a mental game as a physical one. Keeping your mind interested while running the same track day in, day out is just as important as building physical strength.

Running Apps

One way to keep it interesting is with a running app for your iPhone or Android. Whether you want to try out new routes, strive to be faster or have better endurance, there are a range of running apps – such as RunKeeper, Strava Run or Endomondo.

Training Watch

Many running apps can be combined with a sport training watch which syncs to monitor your heart rate, steps taken and calories burned.

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MAGNOLIA CLUB: TAKING TRUE FORM

It is now easier than ever to visualise the finished Magnolia Club, with the final product creeping ever closer. The latest images (in the gallery below) illustrate the building and its surroundings taking architectural form.

Some of the recent milestones include:

  • The pool has been excavated and the concrete shell has been laid.
  • The Colorbond roof has gone on, providing the best indication of what the finished product will look like.
  • The bricklayers have commenced, getting to work on the fireplace and chimney. You can already imagine spending chilly days relaxing in front of the roaring fire! 
  • The ground has been prepared for tennis court.

As one of two neighbourhood centres, Magnolia Club will act as another destination for Harrington Grove residents to relax and unwind. 

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TRAINING TIPS FOR HARRINGTON FUN RUN

TRAINING TIPS FOR HARRINGTON FUN RUN


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After your first week of training, you should be feeling fitter and start to build up your distances and beating your times. This week, we focus on general conditioning and building up your overall fitness level and strength ahead of the Harrington Fun Run.

When you first start training, aim for general conditioning training that is mixing up interval running / walking till you can run further and beat previous times and distances. Aim for three to four running / walking sessions each week and other days try and get in some strength or flexibility training – such as a Core & Strength, Extreme30 or Fitcamp.

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ACING SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN AT HARRINGTON GROVE

ACING SCHOOL HOLIDAY FUN AT HARRINGTON GROVE
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The winter holidays tennis camp has gone off with a bang! Children have been flocking to the Harrington Grove Country Club tennis courts to practice their skills and make new friends. It comes as no surprise to parents that children need stimulation during the school holidays to ward off boredom and frustration, especially during winter when it can be hard to find the motivation to go outdoors.

Keep an eye out for details about our next school holiday sport camp and get in early to secure your spot.

  

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GETTING STARTED FOR THE HARRINGTON FUN RUN

GETTING STARTED FOR THE HARRINGTON FUN RUN

On Sunday 3 August 2014 the Harrington Fun Run will again kick off, in support of Make a Wish Australia. All entrants can choose the distance of their run (or walk of course) – 3km, 5km or 10km.

Regardless of the distance you are running, there are some insights to getting ready for the Fun Run that will ensure you have a great time and avoid any injury.

Importance of good running shoes
Make sure you have a good pair of shoes specifically designed for running. A great deal of force is absorbed by your feet during every foot stroke, so protect and cushion your joints with suitable footwear.

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UPDATE ON MAGNOLIA CLUB

UPDATE ON MAGNOLIA CLUB

Residents are eagerly tracking the construction of Magnolia Club, which is developing with great speed. The concrete slab and frame are now both complete, giving residents a great insight into the size and form of the final product.

Magnolia Club is the first of two neighbourhood centres. It will form an integral part of life in Harrington Grove, providing residents with another destination to relax, socialise and unwind. It is expected to open in summer, just in time to make the most of the pool and barbecue facilities.

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SELECTING THE RIGHT VENUE FOR YOUR CORPORATE FUNCTION

SELECTING THE RIGHT VENUE FOR YOUR CORPORATE FUNCTION
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Selecting the right venue is one of the most important decisions you’ll make when planning your next corporate event. Get it wrong and your boss and colleagues won’t be happy. But get it right and you’ll be the creative genius who selected the perfect venue for the perfect work event.

Harrington Grove Country Club has put together a checklist of what you should look for in a venue for your next corporate function or conference.

  1. Capacity
    Know how many attendees you are expecting at your corporate function and don’t settle for a venue that can’t accommodate.

  2. Room set up
    How do you need your room set up – theatre style, classroom, cocktail boardroom, banquet? The capacity of the room will change depending on your set up, so know what you need first and check that the venue can accommodate your needs. 

  3. Access
    Ensure the facility is easily accessible for your delegates, including special considerations such as wheelchairs. Parking or public transport can also be important. Ask whether there are any parking restrictions, cost for parking etc.

  4. Audio visual requirements
    Will your event use a lot of technical audio-visual? If so, what is the in-house support for AV during the event?  There is nothing worse than delegates waiting around as the presentation isn’t working. Also, can you darken the room for the presentation and then open it up for drinks and dinner?

  5. Food and beverage packages
    Long after the event, most people will talk about two things – the location and the food. Check the catering at the venue, request a tasting of the sample menu or even request a menu to be designed around your theme or event style. Also, drinks packages are usually available, but work out the best cost structure for your event.


Harrington Grove Country Club is an exquisite Sydney event venue catering for corporate functions, business meetings, conferences and special events in the Macarthur area.

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A MENU OF MAINS AT HARRINGTON'S BAR AND GRILL THIS WINTER

A MENU OF MAINS AT HARRINGTON'S BAR AND GRILL THIS WINTER
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The new winter menu at Harrington’s Bar and Grill, in the Harrington Grove Country Club, features a menu of mains that showcase the best produce from around the country. We thought we’d bring you a snapshot of what’s on the menu this winter.

Fresh Fillet of Premium Salt Water Barramundi from Cone Bay, WA

Cone Bay Saltwater Barramundi exhibit characteristics like no other barramundi in the world. This is, quite simply, because there is no other location like Cone Bay in the world. The extremely remote island sits amid the world-renowned Buccaneer Archipelago, comprised of some 1100 picturesque and unspoilt islands. A twice daily racing tide ranging between seven and eleven metres rips through the bay meaning that Cone Bay Barramundi are always at work.  This results in an animal that is terrifically robust and, externally, in absolutely brilliant condition.

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NEW LAND RELEASE: WILDFIRE

NEW LAND RELEASE: WILDFIRE

Harrington Grove’s latest land release, Wildfire, will be available from tomorrow, 24 May. Set in a natural bushland enclave with magnificent leafy outlooks, these 98 homesites are truly spectacular. Wildfire’s position along Dan Cleary Drive provides the best of both worlds; it has a serenely secluded setting whilst also being close to the amenities on offer at the Harrington Grove Country Club, which is just 600m away.  

Wildfire is the common name for corymbia ficifolia, a tree with striking red flowers that blossom late in Summer. These red flowering trees are a spectacular backdrop to the latest land release.

As with previous land releases, the Wildfire precinct is designed to take the fullest advantage of the natural bushland surrounding, offering immediate access to the extensive pathways and bike paths that wind through the bushland areas for residents to interact with and explore.

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Easter school holiday fun at Harrington Grove

Early this month we welcomed the Easter holidays in a festive fashion with two fun-filled days of Easter activities. On Sunday 6 April, children came from all over Harrington Grove to create Easter baskets in preparation for the arrival of the Easter Bunny.
 
The Easter egg hunt the following weekend also proved to be a fantastic day for resident children as they scuffled to get as many eggs as possible.
 
From all of us here at Harrington Grove, we wish you a very happy Easter!

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Work out on your doorstep with outdoor fitness stations

The cooler autumn weather presents the perfect time to mix up your exercise regime and make use of Harrington Grove’s outdoor fitness stations.

Fitness stations are positioned along the Harrington Grove pathways and are designed to add variety to your daily exercise routine. For a well-balanced work out, combine a circuit of exercises featured at the stations with walking or jogging. Each fitness station contains a different range of equipment to help you focus on different areas such as strengthening, balance and agility.

It is important that residents have the facilities to conveniently exercise close to home. In conjunction with the well-equipped gym and network of pathways and cycleways, residents have plenty of options when it comes to achieving their very best in health and fitness.

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HARRINGTON GROVE: AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE YEAR 2014

Harrington Grove is thrilled to be named the 2014 Australian Residential Development of the Year by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA).

The national award recognises Harrington Grove as a high quality residential development with a strong social fabric at its core. The development and preservation of the community spirit is key to Harrington Grove, with residents having exclusive access to the Harrington Grove Country Club, two swimming pools, four tennis courts, a gymnasium, barbecue and picnic areas, playgrounds, function rooms, an outdoor amphitheatre and an extensive network of cycleways and pathways. A Community Liaison Team organises a range of events throughout the year, allowing residents to regularly socialise and interact.

The UDIA judges praised Harrington Grove’s respect for the natural environment and were particularly impressed by the overall quality of the development. They also noted the restoration of the bushland and the delicate way it has been integrated into the precincts.

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Celebrating 5 spectacular years of the Harrington Grove Country Club

This month the Harrington Grove Country Club celebrates its 5th anniversary! Since opening in 2009, the stunning Harrington Grove Country Club has developed a reputation as one of the premier complexes in Sydney’s South West.

Set amidst gorgeous leafy surrounds, the Harrington Grove Country Club has been welcoming residents to enjoy its state-of-the-art facilities for five magnificent years. Residents are delighted with their exclusive access to four tennis courts, two luxurious swimming pools as well a fully-equipped gym.

The Harrington Grove Country Club is also a beautiful location to host functions and weddings, with people travelling from all over Sydney to celebrate their nuptials in the spectacular grounds and the beautifully appointed Fairfax Room.

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