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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.


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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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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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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, 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!


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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.

Australia Day 2018 at Harrington Grove was our largest event ever, with over 800 people turning out on a bright summer’s day to celebrate the day as a community.

To be expected, the pool was the hot ticket for the day, but for those a bit more adventurous, four giant waterslides were another great option for kids and adults alike to cool down.


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Summertime is a truly spectacular season at Harrington Grove. The sleeves are shorter and we get used to not having to take a jacket with us when we venture out! The community facilities beckon residents with promises of refreshing dips and neighbourly laughs, and the longer days tempt everyone to go slower and soak it all in.

During the warmer months, the Harrington Grove Country Club and Magnolia Club become homes away from home for Harrington Grove residents. The Michelia Club is also available to residents and each offer pools and barbecue facilities that are ideal for whiling away the afternoon or enjoying a twilight swim. The lush green lawns are ideal for casual picnics and energetic children alike, while the full-sized tennis courts and gyms provide even more options.


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Harrington Grove residents already enjoy a central and convenient location close to schools, shopping precincts, cafes and restaurants. Now the area will be even better linked without compromising on its quiet location.

Upgrades to Oran Park Drive

Harrington Estates has recently completed important upgrades to Oran Park Drive, which will be sure to improve traffic flow and safety in the area. Oran Park Drive is an important thoroughfare for residents of Catherine Park Estate and Harrington Grove, as well as families of students from St Justins and St Benedicts. In order to cater for the increasing volume of road users, Harrington Estates undertook the road upgrades to ensure that travelling on Oran Park Drive is safer, faster and easier.


Special by name and by nature, Dancerwood is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of the prestigious Harrington Grove community and furthermore a chance to play a part in completing the Harrington Grove story.

Harrington Grove began as a dream of a magnificent estate over the rolling hills and vast fields of the rural Macarthur region. Today the dream is a reality and nearing completion. Time is running out to secure your own piece of this exquisitely beautiful and unique part of Sydney.


One of the most important aspects of how Harrington Estates have approached Harrington Grove is the preservation of large areas of Cumberland Plan Woodland within the estate.

Despite early stages of the development requiring the removal of some areas of bushland, embracing and nurturing large areas of the surrounding Harrington Forest have always been central to the long-term vision for Harrington Grove. To further enhance this vision, Harrington Estates have created a sustainable funding model to ensure the continued growth and preservation of natural flora.

To further improve the biodiversity of the local area and to provide additional funds for the management of the bushland, Harrington Estates entered into an agreement with the Commonwealth Department of the Environment to establish a native seed nursery onsite to substantially increase the diversity of plant species used in local revegetation projects.

A pilot nursery was established to test the viability of growing small, herbaceous species in a controlled environment and collecting the seed to use in local revegetation projects.

The success of the pilot nursery has allowed Harrington Estates to invest in upgrading the nursery to a commercial scale operation, with the funds from the sale of seed to revegetation projects going towards the long-term maintenance of bushland in Harrington Grove and nearby Catherine Park Estate.

This has allowed additional financial support for an existing community scheme as well as increasing the diversity of species used.
Harrington Estates are proud of their efforts to boost and revegetate the areas within and surrounding their projects, providing a long-term environmental solution.


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Happy Holidays from Harrington Grove, 2016

All of us from Harrington Grove would like to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season.

From growing our community by welcoming new families to being named the Best Master-planned Community in NSW by the Urban Development Institute of Australia, 2016 was another great year at Harrington Grove.


Residents already agree that Harrington Grove is a magical place to live but the most recent award provides even stronger evidence. Harrington Grove has been named the best Masterplanned Community in NSW (2016) by the UDIA NSW | Meriton Awards for Excellence. The award recognises masterplanned developments that are self-sufficient and offer high standards of design. But most importantly, it is the sense of place and range of community facilities that are most sought in awarding this title.

This complements Harrington Grove’s award for Australian Residential Development of the Year (2014). The judges for that year’s Urban Development Institute of Australia Awards for Excellence noted the holistic approach and respect for the natural environment in Harrington Grove.

“The judges were particularly impressed by the overall quality of the development and attention to detail in every facet of the project. The restoration of bushland and creek lines and their integration with the residential precincts is exemplary," stated the award notes by the judges.


The final release of new homesites in Michelia will take place on Saturday 24 September. These new homesites range from 700m² to 2390m²*, providing a bounty of options for every lifestyle. Generous in size and complemented by its picturesque outlook, this seventh and final release in Michelia truly showcases the leafy Harrington Forest that surrounds it.

Homesites in Michelia offer immediate access to the extensive pathways and cycleways that run along the striking bushland. Yet its tranquil position does not mean a compromise in accessibility; with easy access to Cobbitty Road, residents have the benefit of being well connected.

Michelia is a highly sought after precinct within Harrington Grove, and the Michelia lifestyle will be enhanced by the Michelia Club. A stylish and sophisticated neighbourhood destination at the heart of Michelia, the facilities will include a swimming pool, tennis court, children’s playground, gazebo, picnic tables, barbecues, and a gym. The seamless indoor-outdoor design ensures that the Michelia Club will be a popular destination throughout the year. Construction is due to start in 2016. Michelia residents will also have access to the Harrington Grove Country Club and the Magnolia Club.


Harringtons Bar + Grill is famous for its superb cuisine and beautiful views of the resort like Harrington Grove estate.

The stylish restaurant, which is set within the Harrington Grove Country Club, has been popular since the first day it opened its doors.

Its menu of starters, mains, and desserts offers substantial gastronomic variety from the sea to the farm as well as terrific value.


The UDIA NSW | Meriton Awards for Excellence has named Harrington Grove as the best 2016 Masterplanned Community in NSW.

The award recognises masterplanned developments that are designed for self-sufficiency and provide high standards of design, diversity, and housing choice. Specifically, projects worthy of this award must create a sense of place and include a range of lifestyle and community facilities.

Harrington Grove is a masterplanned community-oriented residential development. It sets new standards in urban form, sympathy to surroundings, community involvement, and a strong sense of place. Its high class facilities include the Harrington Grove Country Club with its resort-style pool, tennis courts, community rooms, fully-equipped gym, amphitheatre, and barbecue areas, as well as the Magnolia Club and future Michelia Club which also offer residents a bounty of facilitates.


Just think...the highest grade of steak from premium Riverine cattle, aged for at least 6 weeks using a combination of time-honoured processes for enhancing flavour and tenderness. Imagine glistening marinade crossed with char marks on your Rib Eye Steak. On the Bone. Harrington’s signature steak, topped with chips or mash, and vegies, and your choice of melt-in-your-mouth gravy or red wine jus. It’s a dish that exemplifies the approach at Harringtons Bar + Grill – simple and uncomplicated food that doesn’t rely on fancy garnishes and plating.

It's real food - really good.

Here you can expect casual and relaxed dining at its best 6 days and nights a week. Why not meet friends for lunch and drinks on the balcony, or brunch on the weekend with family, and splash out on a romantic dinner for two on a Saturday night.


While the Great Australian Dream is rapidly downsizing across Sydney and increasing in cost, Harrington Grove is once again proving the exception. Homesites within the latest Michelia release start at a generous 700m², offering room to build the home you've always wanted, without the compromises.

The commitment of the estate to large homesites reflects the desire in people for wide open spaces. To allow families room to grow, room to dream and room to live. With average new medium lots in Sydney measuring in at 450m², and even down to just 200m² in more densely populated areas, Michelia represents generous space at excellent value.

With a canvas this large, there's no need to limit the imagination. No longer will you need to choose between a rumpus room, office or home theatre. At Harrington Grove, it's all possible with room to spare.

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An entire section of modern literature is devoted to describing the benefits of social connections. Strong connections are crucial to modern life for everything from emotional wellbeing to physical health, and all of this goes back to where we live, the people we meet and those we share our space with.

At Harrington Grove, this is where we excel.

'The key to a happy life,' says author and psychologist Paul Bloom, 'is sustained relationships, challenging work and connections to the community.' This has never been easier to achieve than at Harrington Grove, where neighbourhood centres, local parks and winding paths connect the land as much as it does the people, building a firm foundation for a strong and social community.

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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:

  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.

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


June 17, 2019, 6:56 am