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20.03Norwest Easter Party

Our Easter Party yesterday was a lot of fun, despite the hot weather. Thanks to the generosity of Mulpha Norwest, sponsors of the event, we were able to hold the party in the sales centre. There were ice blocks and afternoon snacks for the children, coffee and hot cross buns for the adults. Everyone enjoyed the reptile show, and the face painter and balloon artist were kept very busy. Many families had gone to lots of trouble to create some wonderful entries for our Mad Hat Competition. Congratulations to all the winners! The event concluded with a visit from the Easter Bunny, who arrived with lots of Easter eggs and stayed around for photos. Thank you to the committee members for their hard work!

Please visit our Gallery for more images from the event.

22.02Autumn Community Newsletter out now

Our Autumn Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter features information on interest groups, up coming events, community and developer news.

22.02Meet the Residents - Robby & Monica

Driving through Bella Vista reminded Robby Sehmi of his home in Canada, where houses are generally quite large and roads nice and wide. He decided that to feel at home in Sydney, this was the suburb to live in! The family moved to Bella Vista Waters in late 2009.

Robby, born and raised in Canada, moved to Australia in 2004 to practice dentistry and opened his practice ‘Finesse Dental’ in Stanhope Gardens in 2009. He has a passion for dentistry and also lectures and teaches in Australia, NZ and the UK.  Monica was raised and educated in India to be a pilot. Having served as the first woman pilot of the Indian Coast Guard, she moved to Australia in 2002 to do her MBA (Aviation). Robby and Monica met in Australia. She keeps busy managing Robby’s practice and being a mum to their two children. As a family they enjoy working out together in their home gym on weekends and love hiking in the Blue Mountains. They feel very fortunate to be living in one of the best neighbourhoods and also enjoy once a month dinner nights with their neighbours.

Finesse Dental is a Loyalty Card Partner, offering a 10% discount to Norwest Community Association Members on presentation of membership card.

22.02Gold Members Red Night

Our first Gold Members’ night for 2018 was themed Chinese New Year Red Night and was enjoyed by all. The event featured drinks, Chinese food and a great chance to meet people and catch up with local friends. A huge thanks to the committee for their work in making the night a success!

21.02Developer Update: Topping out ceremony marks construction milestone at Haven

Mulpha Norwest executives and those involved in the building process celebrated a major milestone in the construction of Haven, with a topping out ceremony held on the roof of the new lifestyle apartment development at Norwest.

The ceremony saw a tuckaroo tree elevated to the roof of the top floor apartment.  The tree will be replanted as part of the parkland setting at Norwest.

The ceremony can be traced to the ancient Scandinavian religious practice of placing a tree on top of a new building to appease the tree-dwelling spirits of their ancestors that had been displaced.

Construction at Haven is well underway and due for completion in September 2018.  When complete, this lifestyle apartment development will comprise 80 premium one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with spectacular views of the lake, park and beyond. As well, there will be added features such as an indoor heated swimming pool, private communal facilities and even a bike sharing facility managed by the building’s own concierge.

Located on Norwest Lake and a short walk to Norwest Marketown and Station, Haven will offer designer residential apartments in landscaped parklands with world-class community amenities, as well as easy access to a future metro station, and all the shopping, recreation and civic facilities of the downtown Quarter of the new envisioned Norwest.  This evolving metropolis has plans for innovative housing, world class workspaces, extensive community facilities, rapid transit and 50 hectares of public open space with activated public parks and plazas and a vibrant social, food and entertainment culture.

Mulpha, developer of Norwest, is committed to delivering a highly desirable and livable Smart City at Norwest, with the aim of driving a cultural change in how people live, work and play.  It will create a strong sense of community and allow residents to be more connected to their environment both physically and emotionally.

The final release of apartments at Haven are now available. To find out more, contact the sales team on 1300 090 388.

21.02Developer Update: The Loddens downsize to Lakeside apartment living

When long-time Hills residents Robert and Karen Lodden were looking for a major change in lifestyle, they didn’t have far to look. When their adult children moved out of the large family home in Bella Vista Waters, with its built-in granny flat for Karen’s parents, the Loddens purchased two apartments off-the-plan in one of the new Watermark apartments in The Lakes estate.

Having moved in in September 2016, a year and a half on, they couldn’t be happier. Robert now works from his apartment on level 3 of Watermark with views across the lake, while Karen’s elderly parents, Alf and Maureen, live in a second apartment on the same floor.

“We wanted a lifestyle change with good access to all the facilities, shops and restaurants of the local area,” said Robert. “What we love about The Lakes estate is its proximity to facilities both inside Norwest and around the broader Hills District where I’m a soccer referee on weekends. I drive to Melbourne once a month - two sets of traffic lights and I am on the freeway and the next set of traffic lights are in Melbourne.”

Robert says the ultimate drivers of their purchase in Watermark were the views across the lake, the quality of the design and build, and the quality of the fixtures and fittings throughout.

The Loddens also considered long-term capital growth in their decision. “We now have two quality properties that will always be in high demand with their great location and views, so we have plenty of options for the future.”

And what about the in-laws?  “They love living in Watermark,” said Robert. “It is very easy and functional for senior living.  There are excellent medical facilities close by and a great range of specialists in the area. The building has excellent security and is well managed and maintained. It suits their lifestyle, they don’t have to worry about maintenance, gardens, getting up and down stairs – they meet up for coffee with their friends, they have luncheon clubs, they walk to cafes and restaurants.”

07.12Bella Vista Station Update

Bella Vista Station Update from Sydney Metro Northwest:

The last few months at Bella vista have been busy with the installation of the second station canopy and work is now underway to install the cladding, ceiling finishes and glazing. Bella Vista is the only station with two distinct gum-leaf inspired canopies. Within the station, work in the service buildings and back of house areas are nearing completion and work on the lift shafts and platform continues.

The multi storey car park is progressing well with foundation work and drainage complete. Work will soon commence to construct the concrete structure of the carpark and will soon be visible beyond the site boundaries.

Road works on Celebration Drive and Brighton Drive continue. From 9 pm 8 December to 5 am 11 December work to construct road pavement on Celebration Drive between Old Windsor Road and Lexingoton Drive will be undertaken 24 hours a day over the weekend period when traffic volumes are lower.

05.12Christmas Film Festival

It was a perfect night for the final night of the Mulpha Norwest sponsored film festival. It was great to see many come out and enjoy watching Elf together. The Film Festival, organised and sponsored by Mulpha Norwest, ran over three nights from Friday 1st December to Sunday 3rd December. Lakeside Park, behind the Mulpha Norwest Sales Centre, proved to be a great venue, with people from Watermark apartments being able to sit on their balconies to enjoy the films. Everyone also enjoyed Friday night's movie, Scrooged, but Saturday night was cancelled due to rain.

04.12Family Christmas Party

Our Family Christmas Party was a great success ! Children and adults were treated to afternoon tea with coffees for the grown ups, a fun magic show, good company and protection from the rain by our lovely back up venue, the Mulpha Norwest Sales Centre. The face painter was kept busy and there were also balloons for all. Santa arrived by fire truck and brought special cookies for the children. Thank you all for coming, thank you to the committee members for their hard work and thank you to Mulpha Norwest for sponsoring the event.

03.12Residents' Christmas Party

The annual Residents' Christmas Party was held on Friday 1st December at the Mulpha Norwest Sales Centre. Organised and sponsored by Mulpha Norwest, the party is a great opportunity for residents to come together to celebrate the season, enjoy drinks and delicious food, meet people and have a fun night out. It was great to see familiar and new faces at the party. All attendees were also invited to bring along some non-perishable food items for the annual Christmas Food Hamper Drive. Thank you to all for their generosity! The items were donated to a local charity, Providential Homes, who will distribute the hampers to families doing it tough this Christmas.

23.11Summer Community Newsletter

Our Summer Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

We hope you enjoy the stories of past event, developer news and check out the information on the many events coming up over Christmas and January.

13.11Mulpha unveils $3b+ Smart City future for Norwest

Developer Mulpha has launched its vision to transform the 377 hectare masterplanned Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub, encompassing all the features of a ‘Smart City’.

Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer, said Mulpha is committed to delivering a highly desirable and liveable Smart City at Norwest, which will provide new age jobs, supported by a new age entrepreneurial workforce, be a beacon of modern education and innovation, and engender a strong sense of community amongst both residents and workers.

Mulpha will use its $3+billion investment pipeline to foster Norwest’s development into one of Sydney’s most vibrant communities using innovative design, technology and collaboration.

Norwest is strategically located in Sydney’s vital economic corridor, between Sydney’s CBD, Parramatta, Hornsby, the growth precincts of the west and the second international airport. Norwest is a key element of state and local government’s long-term growth plans*, and a major beneficiary of Sydney’s biggest infrastructure investments and Government’s continued focus.

Infrastructure committed and currently under implementation includes the $8b Sydney Metro North West Rail project, a further $3.6b of infrastructure upgrades to western Sydney roads and the $20b new Western Sydney Airport. The acknowledgement of the potential and importance of Norwest will continue to direct focus on further major road works such as Norwest Boulevard.

Norwest will be increasingly accessible via two new Metro stations, T-Way buses and extensive motorway upgrades.

“In response to the State Government’s Plan for Growing Sydney 2036, we are aiming to deliver a unique education and upskilling platform to be the basis of an evolution from the knowledge-based workforce into an entrepreneurial economy, opening up the future for 60,000+ new age jobs, from the current 30,000.” Mr Spencer said.

Mr Spencer said the masterplan is also delivering the diversity of housing required to meet the demands of its increasing residential population, forecast to increase from 6,000 today to more than 20,000+ residents.

The physical transformation of Norwest will integrate the redevelopment of Norwest Marketown; the development of The Greens residential precinct; the redevelopment of the Circa commercial, retail and retirement precinct; the revitalisation of Norwest’s network of walkways and cycleways and a concept to drive daily activation of Bella Vista Farm Park.

This carefully planned built form environment will offer seamless living, working and recreational spaces, with over 50 hectares of public open space, activated public parks and plazas, and a vibrant social, food and entertainment culture.

The entire community will be connected by intertwining 50 km of pathways and cycleways, creating a truly walkable and cyclable city, actively encouraging residents and workers to stroll between the integrated precincts.

Mulpha has engaged consultants to investigate Smart City innovations including driverless shuttles, a fully integrated transport strategy, installation of healthcare technology for healthy living and ageing in place, off-grid energy options, and high speed public zone WiFi.

“Mulpha is also tackling how all this ties up with the Internet of Things (IoT) in order to harness big data and the policies around disseminating this through live portals,” said Mr Spencer.

“But our commitment to creating a new model of a city extends well beyond the physical infrastructure.  We are working in collaboration with some of the best thought leaders in Australia and overseas to establish a new life-long approach connecting education, research, product development, business and most importantly a new-age, smart and innovative workforce.” *A Plan for Growing Sydney; The Hills Shire Council’s Corridor Strategy; Draft West Central District Plan; Department of Planning and Transport NSW Station Structure Plans

12.11Construction Well Underway on New Lifestyle Development Haven at The Lakes

Construction is well underway on Mulpha Norwest’s new residential apartment development Haven at The Lakes Norwest, which, when complete, will comprise 80 premium one, two and three-bedroom apartments, many with spectacular views of the lake, park and beyond.

Inspired by acres of parkland, lakes and walkways, Haven’s residents will enjoy resort-style living with an indoor heated swimming pool and private communal facilities, including meeting rooms, a music room, and even a bike sharing facility managed by the building’s own concierge. With a cafe on the ground floor of Haven, and direct access to a range of popular dining options close by, residents don’t have far to go to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat.

Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer, said the choice of one, two and three bed apartments and living space configurations on offer were proving very attractive to potential purchasers.

24.10Gold Members' Wine Tasting Event

Norwest Community Association members were invited to come along to a special wine tasting and social event on Friday 20th October at Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information Centre. Compliments of Bimbadgen, a boutique winery in the Hunter Valley, we were able to sample six quality wines and learn about them. There was also delicious finger food and drinks to be enjoyed. These Gold Member events are a great way to meet people and form friendships, which was very evident on the night, and the event was a great success. We also welcomed some new members on the night.

A huge thank you to Bimbadgen and Mulpha Norwest for their support of our event. Please see our Gallery for more images.

26.09Norwest Community Festival

This year our annual Norwest Community Festival was held for the first time at Bella Vista Farm on Sunday 24th September. The Farm provided a great venue with room for the festival to grow and a new partnership with The Hills Shire Council's Orange Blossom Festival and Friends of Bella Vista Farm.

The festival is a great opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate, catch up with friends and neighbours and have a fun day out. The event featured live music, an animal farm, community games, subsidised food and refreshments and unlimited rides and face painting for the cost of a $5 arm band. Friends of Bella Vista Farm offered scones for purchase and tours of the historic house for a donation. The event was an enjoyable time for all who attended.

Please click here to see a video of the event. Also, check out our Gallery for images from the day.

Thank you to Mulpha Norwest for organising and sponsoring another great festival. Thank you also to all who volunteered and worked hard on the day - members of Crestwood Lions Club, Friends of Bella Vista Farm, St John's Ambulance and Norwest Community Association.

22.09Sydney Metro Northwest Update

CELEBRATION DRIVE and LEXINGTON DRIVE

Work to widen Celebration Drive and install traffic signals at the intersection with Lexington Drive will continue in the coming months.

Other activities include:

Continue realignment of Celebration Drive north of Brighton Drive. Continue widening of Celebration Drive. Installation of services throughout precinct. Bulk earthworks north of Brighton Drive. Work to complete the stormwater crossing at Brighton Drive will be completed from 23 September until 25 November.

The work will be undertaken from 8am – 1pm on Saturdays only when traffic volumes are lower. If required, work may continue out-of-hours until 5pm.On Saturday 7 October concrete work on the footpath and drainage on Lexington Drive will be undertaken from 8am – 5pm.Please follow traffic controllers as they direct vehicles around the work area.

BELLA VISTA STATION

The Celebration Drive end canopy has been assembled on site to be installed by the end of September. The team are continuing to install canopy roofing details including glass and timber finishes.  Within the station, finishing works will commence including installation of pavers on the station platform, roofing details on the platform canopy and the installation of lifts. Service installation continues in the service building and station service rooms. Commissioning work for station escalators will be completed in November. Within the precinct, foundation work for the multi-storey car park, earthworks for new precinct roads and installation of drainage and other utilities continues. Early landscaping works will commence from late October.  Installation of utilities along the T-way and new precinct road intersection will continue.

What to expect during these activities:

Heavy machinery including excavators and haulage trucks entering and exiting site from Celebration Drive, Old Windsor Road and Balmoral Road. Delivery of materials and equipment to site, including out-of-hours deliveries for oversized materials. Service relocation work. Clearing of vegetation in line with environmental approvals. Pedestrian and traffic diversions as required in line with road occupancy approvals.

We will manage the impacts of these works by undertaking the following:

Implement traffic and pedestrian control measures where required. Wetting down areas and use of water carts to manage dust as required. Notify neighbouring residents of any out-of-hours work and/or deliveries of equipment. Use of measures to minimise the impacts of noise such as non-tonal reversing beepers. Respite periods for high noise activities.

Works will generally be carried out between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm on Saturday. Tunnel fit-out works will continue 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Low impact activities including: general finishing works, levelling wet concrete, refuelling of machinery and managing environment controls have been approved to occur outside of these hours.Residents and businesses will continue to be notified in advance of ongoing construction activities, any changes to traffic conditions and out-of-hours works.

To make a complaint, register for email updates or for more information phone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au, or visit www.sydneymetro.info.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this important work.

30.08Spring Community Newsletter

Our Spring Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter contains updates from Mulpha Norwest, information on regular groups and events and more.

30.08Homebyers Spoilt for Choice at Mulgoa Rise

Western Sydney’s premier residential community, Mulgoa Rise, offers elevated home sites in the highly sought after 450-600m² range, with frontages from 15m and many with views to the nearby Blue Mountains.

These homesites are just one of the many housing options available at Mulgoa Rise, one of the only estates in Western Sydney to offer such a broad mix of housing choice. As well as elevated entry-level homesites, the estate offers traditional 750m² + homesites with frontages from 20m and stunning views; affordable designer 4-bedroom low maintenance townhomes; and premium 4-bedroom designer townhomes set around a park side pool and gazebo. Additionally a range of house & land packages is also available.

Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer, said homebuyers are truly spoilt for choice at Mulgoa Rise. “The range of housing options on offer in Mulgoa Rise is unique to Western Sydney,” Tim said. “This choice, combined with the genuine village character of the estate, access to community facilities and the convenience of nearby town amenities, is proving very attractive to homebuyers.”

The community facilities at Mulgoa Rise include sporting fields, playgrounds, picnic areas, cycleway and walkway network connecting the estate to Mulgoa Nature Reserve, local bushland corridors and Glenmore Park Fitness Trail.

Mulgoa Rise is just minutes away from Glenmore Park shopping centre, and a 10 minute drive to Westfield Penrith Plaza, with its abundance of restaurants, cafés, shopping and entertainment. The nearest train station, with direct links to the city, is a short 10 minute drive away. There is also a good selection of kindergartens, preschools and childcare centres, as well as public and private schools located nearby.

This vibrant, family-friendly community has its own community facilitator who welcomes new residents, and organises events where people can meet and make friends.

By the end of 2017, Mulgoa Rise will be home to 400 families and, when complete, will comprise around 600 homes.  With limited lots remaining, buyers will need to secure a quality lot or home now, to avoid missing out.

For further information on the housing options at Mulgoa Rise, contact Jeff Webb on 1300 272 300 or 0410 438 038 or visit www.mulgoarise.com.au.  The Sales Office on Bradley Street is open every day from 10am to 4pm.

30.08Final Major Land Release in Prestige Bella Vista Waters

Mulpha Norwest will release a final major land offering in prestige Bella Vista Waters in late September 2017. The nine prestige homesites to be released are located mainly along Brighton Drive, ranging in size from 700 m² to 830m².

Mulpha Norwest Executive General Manager Tim Spencer, said this will be the last major release of land in Bella Vista Waters. “The highly sought-after position of the homesites along Brighton Drive is expected to prove very attractive to homebuyers,” Tim said. “It offers purchasers a rare opportunity to design and build their dream home in an exceptional location within the established community of prestige Bella Vista Waters.”

Since development first commenced in 2002, Bella Vista Waters has become highly acclaimed and established at the premium end of the Hills District residential market. The estate is recognised not just for its magnificent homes, but also for the quality of life and level of convenience enjoyed by its residents.

The success of this estate is due to a number of factors, including the provision of large homesites – all 700 m² or more, carefully maintained prestige landscaping and most importantly, covenants in place specifying only architect designed homes of a minimum size with all plans to be approved by the developer Mulpha Norwest.

The lots on Brighton Drive are close to walkways which allow residents to walk to a variety of parks, lakeside restaurants and cafes, shopping, banking, childcare, medical and recreational facilities at Norwest.

09.08Social Night & AGM

A Social Night incorporating the annual general meeting of Norwest Community Association was held in the Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information Centre last night. The evening also featured drinks and delicious finger food. Our guest speaker, Tim Spencer, General Manager of Mulpha Norwest, presented the vision for the Norwest Business Park, which includes exploring solutions to the traffic issues at peak hour and providing more green space for people living and working in the area to enjoy.

A new executive and committee was elected. A huge thank you to all for wanting to make a difference in our community!  The office bearers are: President: Derek Black; Vice President: Gordon Conn; Treasurer: Gazi Ullah; Secretary: Graham Rawstron.

Please see our Gallery for more photos from the event.

01.08Sydney Metro Northwest Update - Celebration Drive

Welcome to the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) consortium’s Sydney Metro Northwest email update for Bella Vista Station.  These updates will be distributed monthly to keep you informed of project activities that are occurring within the Bella Vista area.

Work at Bella Vista is progressing well with the successful installation last month of the Balmoral Road end canopy frame.  The team are now working to install canopy roofing details including glass and timber finishes that will be added throughout August.  The Celebration Drive end canopy is expected to be installed in coming weeks.

Within the station box, the platform awnings and lifts will be installed in August while work within the many station service rooms continues.

Utility relocations and earthworks for the new precinct streets continue to progress.  Earthworks for the Bella Vista substation and ground work for the 800 space multi storey car park located at the northern end of the precinct have also recently commenced.

The team recently completed work on the Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive intersection.  This work had been delayed from the June long weekend due to poor weather conditions.  From 31 July there will be one lane access from Old Windsor Road along Celebration Drive while work continues on the station side of the road.  Please allow for additional travel time, be patient, follow traffic signs and show consideration to all road users.

Within the tunnels, track has been laid from Bella Vista to Norwest and is continuing throughout the station towards the viaduct.

Other fit out work within the tunnels, including finishing cross passages, walkway and cable tray installation continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

From Monday 31 July until mid-November 2017, temporary traffic changes will be required on the east bound lane of Celebration Drive between Old Windsor Road and Lexington Drive. These changes are required as part of the upgrade and widening road works for the new Bella Vista Station.

Changes to traffic conditions will include one lane only access on Celebration Drive from Old Windsor Road. (Please see map below). There will be no changes to traffic conditions on Celebration Drive to Old Windsor Road heading west bound.

Should you wish to obtain more information or make a complaint, please phone 1800 019 989 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au or visit www.sydneymetro.info.

06.07Bella Vista Station Update

BELLA VISTA STATION UPDATE from Sydney Metro Northwest:

Installation of the canopies at Bella Vista Station site is ongoing. The canopy design is based on the shape of local blue gum leaves and each canopy is made of two “leaf” shapes comprising eight structural segments with a span of 37.8m by 33.5m. The total combined structural steel weight of the recently installed canopy is 61 tonnes. The powder coated structural steel frame, glass and sheet roof and wood ceiling make the canopies an iconic feature of the Sydney Metro station design.

Once the steel frame is installed, the glass panels will be put in place followed by sheet roofing, services installation and completed with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) timber ceiling.

Due to the wet weather over the June long weekend, asphalting work at Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive intersection will be completed in smaller stages over several days and nights throughout July. There will be road and lane closures and we ask that drivers take care and slow down while driving near workers and through work zones. More information about these works will be provided closer to the dates.

Within the tunnels, work continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

22.06Gold Members Enjoy Pizza Night

It may have been cold and wet outside on Friday evening, 9th June, but it was warm and friendly at the Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information Centre at our special Gold Members' Pizza Night.

The centre was buzzing with conversation as we enjoyed drinks, finger food and delicious pizza. The Gold Member special events, which are free, provide local residents the opportunity to meet people and make new friends.

Please see the Gallery for more photos.

01.06Winter Community Newsletter

Our Winter Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

We have a variety of special interest groups you can come along to and meet people. We also have some events coming up and hope to see you there.

01.06Bella Vista Station Update

Update from the NRT Stakeholder Relations Team:

Welcome to the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) consortium’s Sydney Metro Northwest email update for Bella Vista Station.  These updates will be distributed monthly to keep you informed of project activities that are occurring within the Bella Vista area.

Work to prepare the station for the installation of the twin station canopies continued in May.  The canopies will be installed in early June.  Bella Vista is the only station with twin canopies.

The work to extend local roads and create new precinct roads on site has progressed through May.  To date more that 28,000m3 of crushed rock and soil has been brought in from other Sydney Metro Northwest sites to be reused at Bella Vista.   Additionally the team are nearly half way, having moved an additional 14,000 of 28,000m3 of fill material within site.

From 8pm Friday 9 June to 4am Tuesday 13 June, excavation and asphalting work will be undertaken on the intersection of Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive, 24 hours a day over the long weekend period.  One way access will be available from Old Windsor Road along Celebration Drive.  Access to Lexington Drive will be via Norwest Boulevarde.  Please follow all signage and drive with care throughout the work areas.  More information will be provided closer to the date.

Thank you for your ongoing patience while we continue with the works around the new Bella Vista station.

Should you wish to obtain more information or make a complaint, please phone 1800 019 989 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au or visit www.sydneymetro.info.

27.05Developer Update: Wide Range of Housing Options Norwest

Construction has commenced at Haven at Norwest, Mulpha’s new residential and retail apartment development, which, when complete in 2018, will comprise 79 premium apartments.

The apartments are a mix of one, two and three-bedrooms, some with views of the lake, park and beyond. Haven has a resort style heated swimming pool, community entertainment room, student tutelage and meeting rooms, a bike sharing service and beautifully landscaped walkways throughout.

These apartments are just one of the many housing options available in Norwest, the only estate in the Hills District to offer such a wide variety of housing choice.

As well as the Haven apartments, the estate offers luxury penthouse apartments at Watermark and to be released in the second half of this year, large homesites from 700m2 and four-bedroom townhomes off Fairway Drive.

Mulpha General Manager Tim Spencer, said the range of housing options in Norwest is not available at any other estate in the Hills.

“Mulpha has been providing Hills residents with a wide range of prestige residential lifestyle options, including luxury homes, town homes, apartments and homesites of varying sizes.

“The range of housing options, set amongst 46 hectares of walkways, parks and waterways, make this estate a highly desirable and truly unique environment.”

Artist impression of Haven.

Final release of luxury Watermark penthouses with stunning views

Just three of seven penthouse apartments remain for sale in Watermark, the third stage of The Lakes at Norwest, the Hill’s District’s award-winning residential community.

The three penthouse apartments released are all three-bedroom, one with superb direct lake views, the others with district views.

All three have quality luxury fixtures and fittings throughout.  Miele kitchen appliances include a gas cooktop, two electric ovens, two integrated fridge/freezers with ice maker; microwave steam oven; built-in rangehood; and integrated dishwasher.  The bathrooms have underfloor heating and steel enamel bathtub, and there is reverse cycle air conditioning throughout. The apartments have floor to ceiling windows and secure basement two car parking.

Strong demand for luxury apartment living has seen 96 apartments and penthouses released to date sold. This exceptional result is testament to the quality of the design and position of these stunning premium apartments in the award-winning The Lakes estate.

27.05Watermark Meet Your Neighbour Night

A Meet Your Neighbour Night was organised by Connections for Mulpha Norwest last night. The event was a great opportunity for residents of the newly occupied Watermark apartments to meet each other. Everyone enjoyed the evening, which included drinks, delicious finger food and live music. The night air was cool but the atmosphere was warm and friendly. Members of Norwest Community Association Management Committee also attended, as it was a chance for them to meet and encourage Watermark residents to get involved in the greater community.

27.04Scoop the poop - help stop pointless poo-llution

You can make a difference! Besides being unpleasant to the nose and eyes, pet waste is a finable offence and an environmental pollutant than can seriously harm our waterways. A quick rain shower is all it takes to transfer dog droppings from the ground and into our creeks, lakes, rivers and ultimately the ocean. Pet waste carries bacteria, viruses and parasites that threaten the health of humans and wildlife. By scooping the poop you are removing harmful nutrients and bacteria from local waterways, including Strangers Creek, keeping our residents healthy, our footpaths, parks, yards and shoes clean.

18.04Norwest Easter Party

It is always fun to get together at Hill Top Park to celebrate Easter. The Norwest Easter Party, held on Wednesday last week, featured a delicious afternoon tea, which included lots of hot cross buns and the opportunity to purchase a coffee from our visiting Van Cino coffee van, egg and spoon races, tug-of-war and an opportunity to meet people. Easter Bunny made a special visit by arriving in a fire truck, courtesy of Baulkham Hills Fire Brigade, and brought Easter eggs for all. A huge thank you to the volunteers from Norwest Community Association for helping on the day. Please see our photo Gallery for more images from the event.

04.04Fact Sheets for Useful Information

Did you know there are lots of downloadable resources on The Hills Shire Council website?  You can go to the Resources for New Residents page. A very useful fact sheet is the guide to saving heaps - you can download it by clicking here.

23.03Sydney Metro Northwest - Bella Vista Construction Update

Bella Vista - Construction update April – May - including out-of-hours works:

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) is delivering eight new railway stations, 23km of new track, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains. NRT will deliver this critical infrastructure and operate and maintain it for 15 years.

Work at the Bella Vista Station precinct is progressing well. The work areas include structural work within the station box, an upgrade to Celebration Drive and the construction of a pedestrian footbridge over Old Windsor Road. The following work will occur in April and May:

BELLA VISTA STATION

As the station begins to take shape works within the box include the installation of precast concrete beams, slabs and walls, construction of internal walls and retaining walls and the installation of services.

In April the station canopies, lift shafts and escalators will be installed.

Within the station precinct, earthworks will commence for the multi-story commuter car park and continue for the construction of the new precinct roads, road surfacing and storm water drainage.

Activities within the tunnels include installing sleepers, pulling rail, laying track and other fit-out works. Tunnel works including use of the tower crane lifting material into the station box will continue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CELEBRATION DRIVE

  • Continue realignment of Celebration Drive (this will involve the removal of parking spaces on the northern side of Celebration Drive between the site entry and Brighton Drive)
  •  Continue to relocate services including water, gas, communications and electricity along Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive
  • Bulk earthworks north of Brighton Drive
  • Construction of a retaining wall on the south west corner of Lexington Drive in preparation for the upcoming road realignment

From Monday 27 March out-of-hours works will include:

  • Continued service relocation and associated activities on Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive
  • Installation of new street lights along Celebration DriveOn Tuesday 28 March, concrete barriers will be installed on Celebration Drive to continue work on the road realignment. The barriers will be in place for approximately six months.

These out-of-hours works will take place between 8pm and 5am, Monday to Friday. Affected residents and businesses will be notified in advance with details of the out-of-hours activities.

PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE

The pedestrian footbridge activities will include construction of a crane pad in the median of Old Windsor Road that will be required for lifting the footbridge into place.

The pedestrian/cycle shared footpath on the eastern side of Old Windsor Road will remain closed from Celebration Drive to Balmoral Road.

What to expect during these activities:

  • Heavy machinery including excavators and haulage trucks entering and exiting site from Celebration Drive and/or Old Windsor Road
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to site, including out-of-hours deliveries for oversized material
  • Service identification and relocation work
  • Construction noise including saw cutting and jack hammering
  • Clearing of vegetation in line with environmental approvals
  • Pedestrian and traffic diversions as required and in line with road occupancy approvalsWe will manage the impacts of these works by undertaking the following:

  • Implement traffic and pedestrian control measures where required
  • Wetting down areas and use of water carts to manage dust as required
  • Notify neighbouring residents of any out-of-hours work and/or deliveries of equipment
  • Use of measures to minimise the impacts of noise such as non-tonal reversing beepers
  • Respite periods for high noise activities.Works will generally be carried out between 7am and 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm on Saturday. Low impact activities including: general finishing works, levelling wet concrete, refueling of machinery and managing environment controls have been approved to occur outside of these hours.

Drivers should allow for extended travel times, drive carefully through road work zones, follow direction of traffic controllers, adhere to reduced speed limits and follow traffic signs.

To make a complaint, register for email updates or for more information phone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au or visit www.sydneymetro.info. Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this important work.

03.03Autumn Community Newsletter Out Now

Our Autumn Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter provides a community update, a summary of our up coming events and more.

A huge thank you to Castle Hill Early Learning Centre for sponsoring this edition of the newsletter and to Mulpha Norwest for their continuing support.

24.02Meet the Residents Maria & Vince

Meet Maria and Vince Peronance. They initially relocated their food manufacturing facility to the Norwest area in September 2013 and loved the area so much that they relocated their home to Bella Vista Waters in December that year. They have always loved the area and are inspired by the proposed growth and plans for the future, with the eventual train services to come online, as well as infrastructure and shopping precinct upgrades etc.  Maria and Vince have also been impressed by the support offered to the local community as well as businesses generally and have been particularly impressed with Council's support for local businesses in the area. Their family business, Kuranda Wholefoods, manufactures a large range of healthy snacks that are 100% gluten free, wheat free, dairy free, low GI and made lovingly in-house with only the best quality natural ingredients. Local residents are welcome to visit their facility. Kuranda Wholefoods is a Loyalty Card Partner and you can find them on our website in Members’ Benefits and in the Directory.

24.02Aveo Update - Landmark Seniors' Living in Bella Vista

Construction is well on the way to build a master planned retirement village for people over 55 years and over; and an aged care home all to be operated by Aveo, Australia’s largest owner operator of retirement villages.

Situated next to Circa Retail at Norbrik Drive, the project comprised of ten buildings containing 446 independent living units, a 144-bed care facility and a central piazza with retail and restaurants open to the public. Included is a variety of communal facilities, including a multi-purpose function centre, business centre and library, public and resident dining and wine bar, a wellness centre containing a pool a gymnasium and medical consulting suites. There are also smaller multifunctional spaces for informal resident interaction such as a Men’s/Women’s Shed. Parking will be mainly underground with 702 basement car spaces connecting all buildings. The development will be surrounded by over 25,000 square metres of expansive, high quality landscaped areas, including a lake and associated boardwalk, lawn bowls, purpose designed exercise circuits, sensory gardens and connected walking tracks.

Stage 1 is expected to be open by mid 2018. A sales office will be open by the middle of this year. Expressions of interest are currently being taken via the Aveo website (aveo.com.au and search for Aveo Bella Vista) or you can call 1300 653 331.

17.02Special Gold Members' Event a Great Success

There is a new way to celebrate Valentine's Day - by coming along to a special evening event organised by Norwest Community Association. Held in the Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information office, there was champagne on arrival and a chocolate rose for the ladies. We enjoyed a range of drinks, finger food and friendly conversations.

A huge thank you to all the committee members who worked behind the scenes, organising the food and drinks and making the event such a great success.

Please see our Gallery for more photos form the night.

31.01Sydney Metro Northwest Update

Welcome to the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) consortium’s Sydney Metro Northwest update for Bella Vista Station.  These updates will be distributed monthly to keep you informed of project activities that are occurring within the Bella Vista area.

2017 is a busy year at the Bella Vista site with significant milestones to achieve.  Over the coming year you can expect to see:

- Two station canopies installed above the station entrances

- Construction of a new retaining wall on Lexington Drive

- Road works on Celebration Drive including removing the roundabout at the Lexington/Celebration Drive intersection and replacing with traffic signals

- Extension of Celebration Drive north of Brighton Drive

- Work will be well underway for the new roads within the station precinct

- Completion of the pedestrian footbridge across Old Windsor Road.

The team will work to keep local residents and businesses informed of construction activities as they occur.  Throughout the year there will be significant and regular changes to traffic conditions along with an increased number of construction vehicles in the area.  Please take care and be aware of changes, drive carefully to the conditions of the road and allow extra time for your travel.

The Bella Vista team are excited about the plans for this year and are working hard to construct this significant project.  We thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding while we complete this work.

Should you wish to obtain more information or make a complaint, please phone 1800 019 989 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au or visit www.sydneymetro.info.

08.12Residents' Christmas Party

What a wonderful night we had on Friday 2nd December as residents were invited to the annual Residents' Christmas Party at the Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre. Organised by Jennie from Mulpha Norwest, this developer sponsored event was well attended. There were drinks and delicious canapés on offer, lots of people to meet and catch up with and a great party atmosphere to enjoy.

Attendees were invited to bring non-perishable Christmas food items along for Parramatta Mission Christmas Food Hampers to help those less fortunate at Christmas time. The response was good and all donations were gratefully accepted.

A huge thank you to Mulpha Norwest for their generosity, Jennie for her hard work and Sunny for taking great photos. Please visit the Gallery for photos of the event.

01.12Summer Community Newsletter

The Summer edition of our Norwest Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter contains updates on events, news from Mulpha Norwest and more.

28.11Great Night for Outdoor Movie

It was a perfect night on Saturday to come out to the park behind the Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre and enjoy a free movie night.

The evening commenced at 7 pm with paper plane making and refreshments for sale. Children and adults were both encouraged to participate and after some serious making and practising, the planes flew under the friendly scrutiny of Gordon from Norwest Community Association. The winners of both categories were from the same family, a father and son, and they were rewarded with prizes compliments of Telstra. Congratulations to both!

This was followed by the Members' Lucky Draw, where members of Norwest Community Association were able to be in a draw for two double Gold Class movie tickets, compliments of Telstra. Congratulations Trevor and Ann for being the lucky winners!

We then settled in to watch the screening of the delightful Australian movie, Paper Planes, which was enjoyed by all.

A huge thank you to Telstra and Mulpha Norwest for their sponsorship and support of this event. Thank you also to all the Norwest Community Association's executive committee members who were there on the night to manage the event. Please see our Gallery for more photos from the event.

23.11Loyalty Card Partner Update

We welcome two new Loyalty Card Partners, Lil’ Miss Collins Café at Bella Vista Farm and Einstein Kidz Abacus.

All Norwest Community Association members can benefit form discounts offered by our Loyalty Card Partners by showing their membership card. You can find all our Loyalty Card Partners on the Members Benefits page of this website.

Pictured below is the pop up cafe Lil' Miss Collins

23.11Meet the Residents

Meet Helen Chebatte, Bella Vista resident and professional actor, who has turned her hand to another creative endeavour, publishing her first Young Adult novel, BRO.

Helen, who starred in last year’s romantic comedy, Alex and Eve has written a novel about what it means to be Australian in multicultural Australia. The story centres on the life-changing consequences of a fight club in a racially divided boy’s high school and includes themes of Australian identity, teen violence, social media, mateship and first love.

Released earlier this year by Hardie Grant Egmont, BRO is quickly becoming the chosen title for 2017 class text in high schools around Australia, and can be purchased in bookstores or on-line.

An interesting fact: Helen was our community reviewer back in 2008 and covered local neighbourhood activities for the Community Newsletter such as Wine Appreciation Night, Community Fun Day and Biggest Morning Tea.

23.11New Development Planned for Fairway Drive

Mulpha has commenced preliminary planning for a site on Fairway Drive.  It is several hundred metres from award-winning developments, Peninsula and Central Park, and backs onto Bella Vista Waters. It will comprise homesites and townhomes.

The townhomes will be set around a feature park complete with resort-style swimming pool, gym and clubhouse. A landscaped riparian corridor will run the full length of the entry road into the development.

The new development is a short walk to Norwest, where residents can stroll or bike ride, via a network of walkways, to a variety of lakeside restaurants and cafes, shopping, banking, childcare, medical and recreational facilities.

The new Norwest railway station is located close by, connecting Norwest with the city and all areas of Sydney.

Mulpha Norwest has gained a reputation for excellence in the Hills Shire with its highly acclaimed Bella Vista Waters residential estate, and international award-winning Norwest Business Park.

Pending development approval, Mulpha will commence off the plan sales around April 2017.

Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information Centre is located at 36 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills. Phone: 1300 090 388

23.11Mulpha Norwest News: Final Release of Large Homesites in Edgewater

Mulpha recently released 13 homesites in Bella Vista Waters with nearly all selling In the first weekend. To meet market demand, Mulpha is planning a final release of homesites in the adjoining Edgewater estate.  The timing of this release will be determined early in the New Year.

The 15 homesites to be released are large, ranging in size from 700m² to 850 m², and some are elevated with district views.

Mulpha Norwest General Manager Tim Spencer said the homesites in Edgewater are exceptional.

“Homesites in Edgewater are large, with wide street frontages and set in premium streetscapes.  Proximity to the Greenway Link, future parks and walkways, and a short walk to the future Bella Vista Railway Station ensure these blocks are in high demand.

This new estate allows purchasers an opportunity to design and build their dream home within a new community, continuing on from the award-winning Bella Vista Waters community.”

Residents of Edgewater will be close to planned public open space and playing fields.  They will also be close to a variety of lakeside restaurants and cafes, shopping, banking, childcare, medical and recreational facilities at Norwest.

23.11Mulpha Norwest News: New Release of Apartments in Lifestyle Development Haven

Mulpha Norwest has released a further 16 new apartments in its new residential and retail apartment development, Haven at Norwest, which, when construction is complete, will comprise 79 premium apartments.

The newly released apartments are a mix of one, two and three-bedrooms, some with views of the lake, park and beyond.

Designed by Krikis Taylor Architects, with beautifully appointed interiors by award-winning SJB, the apartments are attracting enquiry from a diverse range of buyers including empty-nesters, downsizers, and families looking to accommodate their adult children in twin key apartments.

Mulpha Norwest General Manager, Tim Spencer, said the choice of large one, two and three bed apartments and living space configurations on offer are proving very attractive to potential purchasers.

“As well, Haven at Norwest will have added features such as a resort style heated swimming pool, community entertainment room, student tutelage and meeting rooms, a bike sharing service for residents managed by the building’s own concierge, and beautifully landscaped walkways throughout,” Tim said.

“Haven at Norwest is fast becoming one of the Hills’ most sought after residences.”  With healthy food cafes and retail on the ground floor of Haven, residents don’t have far to go to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat.  There is also direct access to a range of popular dining options close by.

Haven will be part of the naturally connected community at Norwest, where residents are able to stroll or bike ride, via a network of walkways, throughout the area to retail, banking and recreational facilities. Norwest Marketown, with its Coles supermarket and specialty stores, is a five minute stroll away.

The new Norwest railway station is situated just 500 metres from Haven, connecting Norwest with the city and all areas of Sydney.

Mulpha Norwest Sales & Information Centre is located at 36 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills. Phone: 1300 090 388

08.11Too Windy for Movies but not for Fun!

What a windy day we had on Saturday! Sadly due to the wind factor, we had to cancel the Outdoor Movie Night as the inflatable movie screen would have become a safety hazard. However, it as great to see so many people come along despite the wind, some very keen to participate in the paper plane flying competition. The boys pictured were able to demonstrate their skills and were rewarded with a prize by Josh form Telstra, the main sponsor of the event. The ice cream van was much appreciated by all who came! The event has been rescheduled to Saturday 26th November, commencing at 7 pm. We hope to see you there!

The boys were very excited about their paper planes

02.11Sydney Metro Northwest Update

Welcome to the Northwest Rapid Transit (NRT) consortium’s Sydney Metro Northwest update for Bella Vista Station.  These updates will be distributed monthly to keep you informed of project activities that are occurring within the Bella Vista area.

The works on the precinct area surrounding Bella Vista Station are in full swing this month.  This has included drainage works and Telstra service relocations in Celebration Drive and clearing the old McDonald’s building. In July this year, NRT was pleased to support the NSW Police Tactical Response Unit by allowing them to utilise the empty McDonald’s building for training purposes. Works on the station continue including the ongoing installation of the platform and station walls.

Work at the Bella Vista Station precinct is progressing well. The work areas include the station box and surrounding precinct area, an upgrade to the Celebration Drive area and the construction of a pedestrian footbridge over Old Windsor Road. Work that will occur during November and December including some out- of-hours work is as follows.

BELLA VISTA STATION AND PRECINCT

Work within the station box will include the installation of precast concrete bridge beams and platforms, construction of internal walls and retaining walls and installation of services.

Throughout the station precinct area, earthworks will continue and the precast facility previously used by the tunnelling contractor will be removed.

Activities within the tunnels occur 24 hours a day, seven days a week and include the operation of drilling gantries and other tunnel fit out works between Bella Vista and Norwest stations.

CELEBRATION/LEXINGTON DRIVE

On Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive work will include the relocation of services and drainage work in preparation for upcoming road realignment. Concrete barriers will be installed out-of-hours on the corner of Lexington and Celebration Drive to allow the construction of a new retaining wall and changes to the road alignment. Notification will be provided prior to this work occurring.

From 21 November, Celebration Drive, north of Brighton Drive will be temporarily closed for approximately 12 months. This closure is required for work to commence on the realignment and continuation of Celebration Drive into the new Bella Vista Station precinct.

PEDESTRIAN FOOTBRIDGE

Works for the pedestrian footbridge will include relocation of services, preparation work for the concrete foundations and delivery of a piling rig to complete foundations for the bridge structure. Due to Roads and Maritime Services restrictions on the movement of oversized vehicles, delivery and removal of the piling rig will take place out-of-hours between 9pm – 4am. Neighbouring properties will be notified in advance of the delivery and removal of this oversized equipment.

What to expect during these activities:

  • Heavy machinery including excavators and haulage trucks entering and exiting site from Celebration Drive and Old Windsor Road
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to site, including out-of-hours deliveries for oversized materials
  • Service relocation work on Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive
  • Installation of traffic barriers on Lexington Drive (indicated on map overleaf)
  • Construction noise including saw cutting and jack hammering
  • Clearing of vegetation in line with environmental approvals
  • Temporary relocation of a bus stop on Lexington Drive
  • Pedestrian and traffic diversions as required.

We will manage the impacts of these works by undertaking the following:

  • Implement traffic and pedestrian control measures where required
  • Wetting down areas and use of water carts to manage dust as required
  • Notify neighbouring residents of any out-of-hours work and/or delivery of equipment
  • Use of measures to minimise the impacts of noise such as non-tonal reversing alarms; and
  • Respite periods for high noise activities
  • Work will generally be carried out between standard work hours 7am to 6pm, Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. Low impact finishing works such as levelling wet concrete, refueling of equipment or managing environmental controls may continue outside these hours. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of any significant work that is required outside of standard construction hours.

    For the safety of workers and other community members, pedestrians and motorists are advised to be aware of ongoing changes to the immediate environment and to take care whilst walking or driving near the work zones.

    To make a complaint, register for email updates or for more information phone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au, or visit www.sydneymetro.info/northwest.

    Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this important work.

12.10Norwest Festival a Great Success

What a great event we had on Sunday!

Norwest Festival was a huge success with some 1,500 people coming along and enjoying the sunny weather and festival atmosphere. The event featured live music, Lions Club BBQ, hot dogs, drinks, coffee, ice cream, face painting, animal farm, Tea Cup Ride, jumping castle and a roving magician - all compliments of Mulpha Norwest. Committee members from Norwest Community Association were there on the day to meet people and we would like to extend a special welcome to the new members who joined our Community Association on the day!

Please see our photo Gallery for more images from the day - taken by Sunny from Mulpha Norwest.

04.10New Venue for Happy Hour

"Happy hour" has a new look and an exciting venue, the beautiful and spacious Castle Hill Country Club. It is still held at the same time of 6.00 to 8.00 pm on the first Friday of each month. The Castle Hill Country Club has both food and drinks at very reasonable prices and the Bistro menu can be found on their website. With summer on the way there is an extensive deck to sit with friends and enjoy refreshments while overlooking the lush green golf course.

If you are not already a member you can join the CHCC for just $25.00 per year and you will have access to full house benefits which includes discounts on both food and drink.

Fifteen people attended last month and all were very positive and excited about our new venue. You are more than welcome to join us for a friends and neighbours night.

28.09Gold Members Night

Our recent Gold Members' Night was a great success. Held in the lovely Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre, we met some new people, caught up with people we knew, enjoyed delicious finger food and drinks. We would like to specially welcome the new residents who have moved into their beautiful apartments and have become Gold Members. Thank you to those who organised the food and drinks and to all for coming along for a very pleasant night out.Gold Members' Events are held a few times a year and are exclusive to our Gold Members. They are a great way to meet people and make new friends. Please see our photo Gallery for more images from the night.

30.08Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

The newsletter features the latest development news from Mulpha Norwest, updates from Norwest Community Association, event information for the next three months and a summary of our regular groups.

We would like to thank Mulpha Norwest for their continuing support of our community and for sponsoring the newsletter.

If you are a business owner and would like to co-sponsor the newsletter, please contact us via info@norwestcommunity.com.au.

30.08Mulpha News: Watermark Now Complete - Haven Apartments Selling from the Plan

Construction is now complete at Watermark, the third stage of The Lakes at Norwest, the Hill’s District’s award-winning residential community, with residents commencing to move in this week and continuing throughout September.

Watermark is the first major apartment development at Norwest. Strong demand for luxury apartment living has seen all 96 premium apartments sold in two buildings, Lakeview and Parkview, with just three penthouse apartments remaining. This exceptional result is testimony to the quality of the design and position of these stunning premium apartments in the award-winning The Lakes estate.

Award-winning architect Doug Cummins bought a three-bedroom apartment in Watermark, further testament to the quality of these exclusive apartments.

The architect, who has designed more than 100 stunning contemporary homes in Bella Vista Waters and won numerous awards for design construction, said he chose Watermark because of the quality, design and unique outlook.

“I bought a corner apartment off the plan with a view across Norwest Lake,” Doug said. “I have just visited my apartment which is now complete and I am thrilled with the result. The quality and attention to detail in the design and fittings is first rate.”

Set to continue the design and planning standards of excellence established in the first two apartment buildings at Watermark, a third apartment building, Haven at The Lakes Norwest, is now selling off the plan.

When complete, this new lifestyle development will comprise 79 one, two and three-bedroom apartments, some with lake views.

Designed by Krikis Taylor Architects, with beautifully appointed interiors by award-winning SJB, the apartments are attracting enquiry from a diverse range of buyers including empty-nesters, downsizers, and families looking to accommodate their adult children in twin key apartments.

Tim Spencer, General Manager of Mulpha Norwest said the range of apartment sizes and living space configurations on offer were proving very attractive to potential purchasers.

“As well, Haven has been designed to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle, offering a heated swimming pool, community function room with kitchen, tutelage and music rooms, bike sharing facility and beautifully landscaped walkways throughout,” Tim said.

“We expect Haven at The Lakes to become one of the Hills’ most sought after residences.”

With healthy food cafes and retail on the ground floor of Haven, residents don’t have far to go to enjoy a coffee or bite to eat.  There is also direct access to a range of popular dining options close by.

Haven will be part of the naturally connected community at Norwest, where residents are able to stroll or bike ride, via a network of walkways, throughout the area to retail, banking and recreational facilities. Norwest Marketown, with its Coles supermarket and specialty stores, is a five minute stroll away.

Just 500 metres from Haven, construction is well underway on the Norwest railway station, opening up new possibilities in connecting Norwest with the city and all areas of Sydney. Haven is being developed by Mulpha Norwest, which has gained a reputation for excellence in the Hills Shire with its highly acclaimed Bella Vista Waters residential estate, and international award-winning Norwest Business Park.

To register your interest in Haven, contact the sales team on 1300 090 388.

30.08Council Endorses Circa Commercial Precinct

Hills Shire Council has endorsed Mulpha Norwest’s plan to develop Circa Precinct, the final stage of the development of Norwest Business Park.  The proposed development, expected to create up to 25,000 new jobs in Norwest, will now go to Planning NSW  for Gateway Determination.

The new Circa plan blends commercial, retail, recreational and retirement living. The commercial office space will feature shops, cafes and restaurants located underneath.

The Circa Precinct has been masterplanned to include a retirement village for people 55 years and over, and an aged-care home to be operated by Aveo, Australia’s largest owner operator of retirement villages. The retirement living concept will comprise 466 independent living units offering a choice of one, two and three-bedrooms, a 144-bed residential aged care facility, and a range of facilities to meet most of the needs of its residents.

Mulpha Norwest is also committed to preserving and enhancing the nearby heritage-listed Bella Vista Farm Park, located nearby.

30.08Meet the Residents

Meet Clare Holland, who has lived in the Norwest community since arriving from the UK last September with her husband Steve and their 2.5 year old son, Freddie. They love the area, and of course the Sydney weather, but most of all the people and community, which is really friendly and there is lots happening for mums and families alike. They have made some great friends around The Lakes complex. For 16 years Clare ran a successful soft furnishing and interior design business in Cheshire, UK and has recently started the business here in Baulkham Hills. She specialises in curtains, sheers, blinds and all other aspects of soft furnishings. Clare Laughton Interiors is the newest business to become a Loyalty Card Partner with us and offers a 10% discount to all Norwest Community Association Members. You can find all our Loyalty Card Partners on the Members Benefits page of our website.

25.08Meeting Neighbours & AGM

It was great to get together at our recent Meet Your Neighbour Night, held on Tuesday 23rd August at Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre. We enjoyed some light food, provided by Neil from Fine Events Catering, drinks and an opportunity to chat.

Our guest speaker, Jason Pittman, Development Director with Mulpha Norwest, was there to bring an update on the latest developments in our area and answer questions.

The evening was followed by our Annual General Meeting. Derek Black was re-elected as president, Gazi Ullah as treasurer and Graham Rawstron as secretary. Most of the previous committee members were also happy to stay on the committee. Thank you all for your commitment to our community!!

A huge thank you also to Neil from Fine Events Catering for sponsoring the delicious food on the night. Please visit his website www.fineeventscatering.net.au.

Photo below: Norwest Community Association executive committee. Please see our Gallery for more photos from the night.

13.07Come & Meet People: Walking Group & Other Interest Groups

Did you know we have many interest groups that meet regularly? Our most recent group is the new Walking Group which meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and is a great way to get fit and meet people. We have a Tuesday morning Mums Group at Central Park, meeting at 10 am in the community area. Our Luncheon Ladies meet monthly for lunch, Mens' Group meets monthly for coffee. You can find all the information on the groups in our event calendar on the Events page. We look forward to seeing you at one of our groups!

13.07Sydney Metro Northwest Update - Bella Vista - Celebration Drive Road Works

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) is delivering eight new railway stations, 23km of new track, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains. NRT will deliver this critical infrastructure and operate and maintain it for 15 years.

As part of the future Bella Vista station, the existing Celebration and Lexington Drive roundabout will be replaced with a new signalised intersection to provide access to the new station precinct.

NRT will commence road improvement works on Celebration Drive from Monday, 18 July that will continue for up to 18 months. The work will include road widening, service relocation, construction of new kerb and gutters, removal of the existing roundabout and installation of traffic signals at the Celebration Drive and Lexington Drive intersection.

The majority of the work has been planned to occur behind temporary barriers during daytime construction hours 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am and 1pm on Saturday.

For safety reasons and due to Roads and Maritime Services restrictions, some work must be undertaken out- of-hours to minimise impacts on the wider community and in particular the local road network. Residents and businesses will continue to be notified in advance of ongoing construction activities, out-of- hours work and changes to traffic conditions.

On Monday 18 July out-of-hours work will be undertaken between 8pm and 5am for the installation of temporary concrete barriers on Celebration Drive. During this out-of-hours work, traffic detours will be required. This will involve the temporary closure of the east bound carriageway of Celebration Drive between Old Windsor Road and Lexington Drive.

In the event of wet weather, equipment malfunction or other unforeseen circumstances, barrier installation may be required on the next available night/s. (19 and/or 20 July)

What to expect: 

  • Installation of traffic barriers on Celebration Drive, to be completed out-of-hours
  • Traffic and pedestrian management, as required including the closure of the footpath on the northern side of Celebration Drive between the site and Old Windsor Road
  • Installation of environmental controls including street sweepers and water carts wetting down areas and sweeping the roads to assist with managing dust as required
  • Service identification and relocation work
  • Delivery of materials and equipment to site
  • Flashing vehicle lights and reversing beepers for the safety of workers
  • Vehicles such as concrete and haulage trucks entering site via Old Windsor Road
  • Construction noise associated with these works within prescribed limits

We will manage impacts by undertaking the following activities: 

    • Implement traffic and pedestrian control measures where required
    • Use of water carts to manage dust as required
    • Notify neighbouring residents of any out-of-hours work
    • Use of measures to minimise the impacts of noise such as non-tonal reversing alarms and respite periods for high noise activities
    • Lighting towers will be directed away from residences to reduce light spill impacts.

For more information, register for email updates or to make a complaint phone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au, or visit www.sydneymetro.info/northwest.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation while we carry out this important work.

To see this story as a PDF document with images, please click here.

23.06Gold Members Event

Our Gold Members event on Friday 3rd June was a great night for all.

Held in the Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre, we enjoyed some wine, cheese and meeting new people. If you are not a member yet, why not join. Simply click on the Members Benefits page. Gold Members events are organised two or three times a year and are a great way to get to know others in our local community.

16.06Sydney Metro Northwest Update - Bella Vista Pedestrian Bridge

This is an update from Northwest Rail Link - Bella Vista Pedestrian Footbridge - site establishment:

The $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest is the first stage of Sydney Metro – Australia’s biggest public transport project. The Northwest Rapid Transit Consortium (NRT) is delivering eight new railway stations, 23km of new track, 4,000 commuter parking spaces and Sydney’s new generation of safe, reliable and fully automated metro trains. NRT will deliver this critical infrastructure and operate and maintain it for 15 years.

From Thursday 16 June NRT will commence construction activities establishing a work site and conducting preliminary work for the Bella Vista pedestrian footbridge. The footbridge will be located about 100m north of the Celebration Drive and Old Windsor Road intersection and will allow pedestrians and cyclists to safely and conveniently cross Old Windsor Road.

Activities will include: • Service identification and relocation work • Clearing of vegetation in line with environmental approvals • Installation of temporary fencing to safely secure the site • Excavation work • Trucks and other vehicles entering site via public access from Old Windsor Road. We will manage impacts by undertaking the following activities: • Implement traffic and pedestrian control measures where required • Use of water carts to manage dust as required • Notify neighbouring residents of all out of hours work • Use of measures to minimise the impacts of noise such as non-tonal reversing alarms and respite periods for high noise activities. Works will generally occur between 7am and 6pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday. Residents and businesses will be notified in advance of specific construction activities as required.

To make a complaint, register for email updates or for more information phone 1800 019 989 (operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week), email us at trains@metronorthwest.com.au, or visit www.sydneymetro.info/northwest.

 

01.06Winter Community Newsletter

Our Winter Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

We are pleased to report that soccer goal posts have been installed in the Edgewater Detention Basin for young people to enjoy. Lighting has been installed along Elizabeth Macarthur Creek walkway and brick paving has been repaired along Edgewater Drive. A huge thank you to The Hills Shire Council for carrying out these works. Following representations from Norwest Community Association, Mulpha Norwest will be building a pedestrian bridge over the creek near the Northridge Avenue roundabout and work has commenced with a path to the future bridge under construction.

The newsletter contains details on regular groups and events, an update on the North West Rail Link and an update from Mulpha Norwest on their developments. We appreciate the continuing support of our community from Mulpha Norwest.

12.05Northwest Rapid Transit Construction Update

It is exciting to see the progress being made with Northwest Rapid Transit.  An update has been recently distributed to residents via a letter box drop. We have the updates for you to download just in case you missed out on the newsletters.

For an update on Bella Vista Station please click here.

For an update on Norwest Station please click here.

19.04Norwest Movie Night

It was great to see so many people come along to our first ever outdoor movie night on Saturday. Held in the park behind Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre, the weather was perfect and the move, Oddball, was enjoyable. Baulkham Hills Lions Club, Dippin' Dots ice cream and Van Cino coffee van, located near the road, were ready and waiting as people started arriving at 5 pm. Many also brought their own picnic and those who came early had the chance to enjoy some daylight in this pleasant setting and participate in the "lucky door" prize, where four fortunate participants each won two Gold Class movie tickets donated by Telstra. Telstra staff were on hand to answer enquiries and gave away "goodie" bags with lollies, pop corn and merchandise. The event was organised by Norwest Community Association and sponsored by Telstra and Mulpha Norwest. Please see our Gallery for more images.

29.03Easter Party at Norwest

Our annual Easter Party was a fun afternoon with afternoon tea, games and the Easter Hat Parade. There were lots of marvellous hat creations and many prizes were won! The event concluded with a visit from the Easter Bunny who came with Easter Eggs for all to enjoy. A big thank you to all the Norwest Community Association committee members who ran the event and made it a great success! Please see our Gallery for more photos from the event.

22.03Neighbourhood Watch Update & Security Tips

The autumn edition of Bella Vista Waters Neighbourhood Watch newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. Here are some handy security tips: Please be vigilant and keep an eye out for your neighbours' safety also. - Lock your glass rear sliding door with a key. - Install a bolt lock or place a piece of timber dowel into the run of the track. - Lock the security screen door with the key. - Leave a light on inside and outside. - Lock gates. - Install security lighting around the home. - Install an alarm and or CCTV if affordable. - Remove car keys, handbags, phones, electrical devices and wallets from living, dinning and kitchen areas. - Please keep hedges low. - Get a dog. - Alarm downstairs while sleeping upstairs. - Report suspicious activity or noise to police on 9680 5399 or '000' immediately.

03.03Autumn Newsletter Out Now

The Norwest Community Autumn Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. Please see our Event calendar for more event details and our Gallery for photos of past events.

28.01Gold Members Special Event

The very first Gold Members Special Event was held on Friday 22nd January at the Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre.

The event was a great opportunity to meet and chat with other members, enjoy some wine and cheese. Members were also able to collect their new membership cards.

There are many benefits in becoming a member of our Community Association. In addition to your membership supporting the work of the association in organising events, publishing newsletters, representing our community to authorities and more, members can also enjoy discounts at local restaurants, coffee shops and businesses, as listed on our Loyalty Card Partners List on the Members Benefits page (click on Download all Current Offers) . You can also become a member by following the prompts on the Members Benefits page.

21.12Special Afternoon Tea with Santa

It was a perfect summer's afternoon as we met at the park behind Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre for a special family Christmas event. There was watermelon and biscuits for all to enjoy, games to play, goodie bags from Telstra and of course a visit from Santa. May took the opportunity to take photos and Santa had treats for all the children.

Please visit our Gallery for lots of photos from the day.

19.12Residents' Christmas Party

A huge thank you to Jennie and Mulpha Norwest for organising yet another successful Residents' Christmas party. There was plenty of delicious food to enjoy, drinks to share and people to meet. The new Visitor Centre was a great venue and looked good with poinsettias and fairy lights in the trees. It was great to see people having such a great time.

Please see our Gallery for photos from the evening.

04.12Summer Community Newsletter

The Summer Edition of our  Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. The newsletter contains information on events and regular activities and news. A big thank you to Right Property Group for sponsoring our new membership printing machine.

04.12Membership Update

Have you become a member of Norwest Community Association yet? By joining you support our local community and will receive a membership card, which entitles you to discounts at local restaurants and services. All who live or work in the West Ward of The Hills Shire are welcome to join. There have been some exciting changes to our membership fees and we have a new look membership card! A huge thank you to Right Property Group for sponsoring our new card printing machine! You can become a Silver Member for just $10 per year or a Gold Member for just $20. Gold Members will receive invitations to exclusive events. The members who joined recently under the old fee structure and paid $40 for their annual membership, will automatically become Gold Members for two years. You can join online by clicking on the Members’ Benefits tab.

28.10Norwest Festival a Great Success

It was a beautiful warm Sunday as well over 1,000 people came along to enjoy Norwest Festival in the brand new park behind Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre on Solent Circuit. This annual event, now in a new venue, included free food, drinks, ice cream coffee, live music, jumping castle, merry-go-round, face painting, petting zoo, beer and cider tasting by BWS and lots of people to meet. Committee members from Norwest Community Association were on hand to meet people - a warm welcome to all who become members on the day. It was great to see people from all over the Mulpha Norwest developments joining in the activities. The event was also a good opportunity to check out the new visitor centre and enquire about upcoming land and apartments.

A huge thank you to Mulpha Norwest for their generosity in organising this event. Thank you also to the Crestwood Lions Club volunteers who worked hard to serve people on the day.

Please see the photo gallery for images of the day.

09.10October-November Newsletter

Our October-November Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. We trust you will like the new look!

24.09Reptiles at Hill Top Park

Everyone enjoyed the educational and entertaining school holiday reptile show at Hill Top Park yesterday. Presented by Mark from Crocodile Encounters, we leaned about the reptiles and were able to touch them. Mark even brought along a baby crocodile! It was great to see so many people brave the wind and cold and come along. Thanks to Van Cino for calling in so people could get a nice hot coffee. Thanks to Norwest Community Association (formerly Bella Vista Waters Community Association) for sponsoring the event.

14.09Meeting Neighbours

We had a great night at the new Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre recently. Our Meet Your Neigbhour Night was an opportunity to get together, meet people, enjoy a drink, light food and maybe win a lucky door prize. Our guest speakers included Jason Pittman from Mulpha Norwest and Valerie Davis from Pure Travel.

Residents were encouraged to either join or renew their Norwest Community Association (formerly Bella Vista Waters Community Association) memberships before the end of June. The incentive was their names would go into a draw to win prizes. The winners were drawn on the night by Valerie from Pure Travel, who donated the main prize of two return Qantas airfares to either Brisbane, Melbourne or Gold Coast. Prizes were also donated by The Coffee Club Norwest and Anais Restaurant/Jazzveh, being dinner vouchers. A huge thank you to these generous local businesses.  Many residents were also able to become members on the night.

The evening also included the Annual General Meeting of our Community Association. Derek Black war re-elected as president, Gazi Ullah as treasurer and Graham Rawstron as secretary. It was great to see many new people putting their hand up to become committee members and get involved. We appreciate the commitment of Barry Batts, or first president and then membership secretary, and Mary Prokop who have decided to step down from the committee after serving the association from the beginning.

A huge thank you to Mulpha Norwest for their continuing support of our community and community association. Please see our Gallery for more photos.

02.09History Tour a Great Day Out

A number of residents were treated with a magnificent history tour by Coach around the pioneer areas of Windsor. Our tour guide was Judith Dunn who imparted amazing historical knowledge on the area. After leaving Bella Vista our first port of call was the Vinegar Hill Memorial remembering the battle between convicts and the NSW Corp in 1804. Our Next visit was Ebenezer Church, Australia’s oldest church (1809). Here we enjoyed freshly baked scones, tea and coffee after which we walked over to the Church for a very informative historical talk by one of the volunteers. One resident commented that he never realised there was such history in the area. Driving back to Windsor for lunch we visited the Windsor Toll House erected in 1835 to collect tolls at South Creek from travellers on Windsor Road. Some of us had travelled Windsor Road past this historically significant building without realising it was there. After a quick tour of Pitt Town, one of five Macquarie towns, we drove on to Windsor’s Thompson square to view Howe house (at one stage the site of The Australian Newspaper) and Macquarie Arms Hotel. After lunch we toured through Wilberforce and spent the Afternoon at Australiana Pioneer Village, a site to where many historical buildings were moved from their original sites around the historic Hawkesbury district. The day was enjoyed by everyone and most residents commented that they never realised that we lived in such a historically significant area. People remarked that they wanted to see more tours as this one was so interesting. Please see our Gallery for photos.

29.08Sydney Metro Norwest Update for Bella Vista Station Site

Welcome to the monthly email update, designed to keep you informed about developments on the $8.3 billion Sydney Metro Northwest (formerly known as the North West Rail Link) and the Bella Vista Station construction site.

Infrastructure at the Bella Vista Station site is being disassembled and removed, including the two large sheds used for managing excavated material and segment storage.

The precast facility on Balmoral Road has made more than 85,250 of the concrete segments needed to line the twin tunnels between Bella Vista and Epping. Segments are being transported to the tunnelling support sites at Showground and Cherrybrook.

When segment production ends early next year, the facility will be pulled down to make way for the next contractor, which will fit out the stations and install the rail tracks and services. While some buildings at the Bella Vista site may remain for the next contractor to use, most will be removed by mid-2016.

Cross passage construction continues 24/7. This involves excavating passages between the two tunnels, installing waterproof membranes and concreting the excavated walls. Seven of the nine passages to be built between Bella Vista and Norwest are completed. Work is ongoing on six of the nine cross passages between the Norwest and Showground station sites. Workers building the cross passages are accessing the tunnels from the Bella Vista Station site.

The two tunnel boring machines (TBMs), Elizabeth and Florence, are tunnelling under Showground Road making their way to the Castle Hill Station site. Since leaving the Bella Vista Station site, TBM1 Elizabeth has tunnelled 6.1 km, while TBM2 Florence has covered a distance of 5.2 km.

For more information phone 1800 019 989, email tunnelling@northwestrail.com.au or visitsydneymetro.info/northwest. You can keep up with the latest project news on the Sydney Metro Northwest Facebook page at www.facebook.com/NorthWestRailLink. For an inside view of Elizabeth click here to watch the YouTube video. You can also track the tunnel boring machines’ journeys online at http://nwrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/TBM-Tracker

06.08August-September Newsletter

Our latest community newsletter for August-September is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

06.08New Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre Open

We are excited let you know that the Mulpha Norwest Visitor Centre is now open at 36 Solent Circuit, Baulkham Hills, next to Central Park The Lakes. The opening of the beautifully appointed centre follows the closure of first the sales office at Central Park The Lakes and more recently the sales office at Bella Vista Waters. The same Mulpha Norwest staff is there to look after you and you are welcome to come and visit. A new park is under construction behind the visitor centre and the park will be the new venue for our annual  community festival.

15.07School Holiday Puppet Show

Circa Retail hosted our free school holiday puppet show. The Pram Show, presented by award winning Murphy's Puppets, was enjoyed by children and adults alike. The show was sponsored by Norwest Community Association - formerly Bella Vista Waters Community Association.

25.06We are changing our name!

We are pleased to announce our proposed name change to Norwest Community Association has been granted by Department of Fair Trading. We will now go through the process of rebranding which will take a while. In the meanwhile, membership cards are still branded BVWCA and will be valid until 30th June 2016. The name change will better reflect the area we relate to as a community association. All residents in the Mulpha Norwest (formerly Norwest Land) development areas are welcome to become members. This includes The Lakes, Lindenwood, Macarthur Ridge and Bella Vista Waters.

04.06You could be a Winner!

Our Community Association needs you and you need us. We want to be a voice to represent our community’s needs & concerns to council & the more members we have, the more impact we have. We are currently consulting with council regarding lighting up a section of the path along Elizabeth Macarthur Creek, building a bridge across the creek and the installation of goal posts/equipment in the retention basin along Brighton Drive. Because of pressure by three community groups, including BVWCA, Council has decided not to proceed with the rezoning of Bella Vista Farm Park. We also organise events & activities, publish this newsletter, have our own website & Facebook page and members can access discounts via our Loyalty Card Program. Become a member before 30th of June & you will go in a draw to win two return Qantas flights to Melbourne, Brisbane or Gold Coast (conditions apply), compliments of Pure Travel (www.puretravel.com.au). We are also giving away dinner vouchers - at either Jazzveh or Anais Restaurant and The Coffee Club Norwest. To join, simply go to our Members Benefits page.

04.06June-July Community Newsletter

Our June-July community newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

04.06North West Rail Link Update

Welcome to the monthly update, designed to keep you informed about developments on the $8.3 billion North West Rail Link (NWRL) and the Bella Vista Station construction site.

The project’s first tunnel boring machine (TBM), Elizabeth, has completed about 4.4 km of tunnelling, breaking through into the Showground Station site on 26 May 2015. Elizabeth will undergo maintenance within the station area over the coming weeks, while infrastructure that supports the TBM will be relocated from Bella Vista to Showground. Once this transition is complete, Elizabeth will restart tunnelling towards Castle Hill.

The second TBM, Florence, has tunnelled about 3.7 km and has just passed under Victoria Avenue in Castle Hill.

Once Florence breaks through into the Showground Station site, the remaining tunnelling infrastructure will be relocated from Bella Vista to Showground. Most equipment will be transported during standard construction hours, however some will be moved out of hours. This is due to Roads and Maritime Services restrictions on oversized vehicles on local roads.

Work continues 24/7 to construct the cross passages located every 240 m along the tunnel alignment. The first four of the nine passages to be built between Bella Vista and Norwest are now completed. Work is also underway on the nine cross passages that are located between the Norwest and Showground station sites.

The precast facility on Balmoral Road is operating around the clock with trucks transporting the concrete segments to the tunnelling sites. More than 65,000 segments have been made so far.

The road works on Celebration Drive are continuing. These works include extending the second eastbound lane from Old Windsor Road to the Lexington Drive roundabout, localised widening, drainage works, building new kerb and gutters and line marking. While most work will be done during the day, some activities will take place out of hours to reduce the impact on local traffic.

For more information phone 1800 019 989, email tunnelling@northwestrail.com.au or visitwww.northwestrail.com.au. You can keep up with the latest project news on the NWRL Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/NorthWestRailLink. For an inside view of Elizabeth click here to watch the YouTube video. You can also track the tunnel boring machines’ journeys online at http://nwrail.transport.nsw.gov.au/TBM-Tracker Image: artist's impression of Norwest Station

10.04April-May Community Newsletter

Our April-May Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

08.04Easter Fun

Our Easter Eggstravaganza event at Hill Top Park was a lot of fun! After some delicious afternoon tea the children (and grown ups) enjoyed some games - thong trowing, egg and spoon race and tug-o-war. It was great to see many participate in the Mad Hat Competition and winners received a chocolate bunny prize. Easter Bunny arrived in style and stayed for the Easter Egg hunt and photo opportunity. Please check out our Gallery for more photos.

04.02February-March Newsletter & Community Update

The first community newsletter for 2015 is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

IMPORTANT COMMUNITY UPDATE As you may be aware there has been a transitioning of the community program from Tuula as a community facilitator to Bella Vista Waters Community Association. Most of our smaller events last year were funded by BVWCA. Tuula’s role will change from 1st April to a support role for BVWCA and all smaller events will be organised and funded by BVWCA. This means your support of BVWCA is even more important. A big thank you to every resident who has become a member as this enables us to keep our community vibrant. If you are not a member yet, we invite you to join. Go to Member Benefits tab on this website. We also need your help and invite you to come to our next meeting on Tuesday 10th February at 7.30 pm. We meet at the Bella Vista Waters Sales Office.

17.12Santa Comes to Hill Top Park

The damp weather was no deterrent for families to come along and enjoy our High Tea with Santa event at Hill Top Park. It was great to get together for some afternoon tea and a chat. Children's activities included a jumping castle, face painter, balloon sculpting and a treasure hunt. Santa came along for a special visit on a fire truck, compliments of Kellyville Rural Fire Brigade, and each child received a special Christmas cookie, handcrafted by Miss Confetti.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Telstra and Bella Vista Waters Community Association. Thank you also to the committee members of BVWCA who helped on the day. Please see our Gallery for more photos.

17.12Residents' Christmas Party

Our annual Residents' Christmas Party, held at Bella Vista Waters Sales Office on 5th December, was a great success. The food was delicious and included a variety of finger food and a ham carvery. It was great to catch up with those who have been around for a while and meet some new people who attended the party for the first time. The live music helped to set the party atmosphere and everyone had a great time.

Thank you to all who contributed to the Parramatta Mission Christmas Hamper Appeal by donating non-perishable food items. Your donations will go a long way to assist those in need at Christmas time.

Please see our Gallery for photos of the event.

02.12December-January Newsletter

Our December-January community newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. A big thank you to Clear Complexions for sponsoring the newsletter.

02.12New Residents out to Dinner

We had an enjoyable night out for our recent New Residents' Dinner. This was the second free dinner organised this year. Anais Restaurant, which is owned by residents of Bella Vista Waters, was a great place to dine with delicious food, meet others and find out more about our community. Barry, the membership secretary of Bella Vista Waters Community Association was there to encourage residents to join and get involved. People from both Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes came along.

01.10October-November Community Newsletter

Our latest Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

For more news please see our News page. Check out the Gallery for our latest event photos.

30.09Community Festival a Great Success

Our annual Community Festival at Hill Top Park was a great success with perfect weather and over 1,000 people coming along.

The children (and some adults) enjoyed the free rides, animal farm, face painting and fairy floss. Live music by Three Way Split was a great addition to the relaxed atmosphere. A variety of food was on offer, subsidised by Mulpha Norwest, along with ice cream and coffee. Bella Gourmet Deli and Sushi Culture provided food tasting and food for purchase and we were able to sample beers and ciders at the BWS stall. A big thank you to the many volunteers from Crestwood Lions Club who worked hard to feed the crowds.

Many members of our Community Association took up the offer of free coffee and ice cream vouchers. Our special membership offer was also taken up by many and the new members were also given food, coffee and ice cream vouchers. BSAFE members were on hand to raise awareness about our Neighbourhood Watch program and the North West Rail Link marquee was there for people to ask questions and find out more information.

Please see our photo Gallery for lots of photos from the festival.

30.09Great Day Out at Southern Highlands

It was a perfect spring day at the Southern Highlands as we arrived at Bou-saada Vineyeard for morning tea and wine tasting. From there we were driven to Corbett Garden, the centrepiece of Bowral Tulip Time. Some 100,000 tulips are planted every year to create a stunning display. After some time there, the cricket lovers were whisked off to Donald Bradman Museum for a guided tour, which they found most interesting, whilst the rest had some free time in Bowral. Our next stop was historic Berrima with it’s lovely shops and cafes. Our last port of call was Sutton Forest Estate Wines, another boutique cold climate winery. Everyone had a great day out and we look forward to another coach trip next year. Please see our Gallery for more photos.

03.09Drinks, Information and AGM

Residents were recently invited to come along for some drinks, nibbles, information and  join in a brief Annual General Meeting of our Community Association.

After enjoying some refreshments, our guest speaker, Jason Pittman, Development Director, Mulpha Norwest, filled us in on the latest development news in the local area. The AGM was chaired by our current Bella Vista Waters Community Association President, Derek Black. The association has sponsored and subsidised several events in the past 12 months, including High Tea with Santa and Easter Eggstravaganza. It also pays for the printing of our bimonthly community newsletter. A new committee was elected and the roles will be decided at the next committee meeting. It is great to have some fresh faces on board and we look forward to working together for our community.

06.08August-September Newsletter

Our August-September Community Newsletter is out now and you can view it by clicking here.

11.07Bouncing School Holiday Fun

Our July school holiday outing on Wednesday to Boing Central was a lot of fun. The children enjoyed jumping on trampolines for an hour and then sat down with flushed cheeks to some delicious pizza and a slushy. Parents had a chance to catch up and enjoy a chat. The outing was generously subsidised by Bella Vista Waters Community Association.

Please see our Gallery for more photos.

11.07Good Times at Christmas in July

Our Christmas in July dinner held at Tre Olive last Friday was a great success. We enjoyed a delicious three course meal, good company, had fun doing the Christmas trivia and awarded the most festively dressed on the night. The trivia winners, who had 17 questions right out of 20, enjoyed their chocolate prize. Knit for Charity ladies donated a blanket which was raffled on the night, raising money for our Community Association, which generously subsidised the dinner.

We also drew the winners of our Community Association membership promotion. All how paid their memberships for the new financial year by 30th June were in the draw and each won a dinner voucher donated by Tre Olive, Jazzveh and Thair Waterfront. The winners were Cindy Sustar, Gordon Conn and Gazi Ullah. Congratulations to the winners!  Please see our Gallery for more photos.

26.06North West Rail Update

On Wednesday 18 June 2014, the NSW Premier and Minister for Western Sydney Mike Baird, Treasurer Andrew Constance, and Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian – along with local MPs – turned the sod at the site of the new Kellyville station to mark the official start of works on the skytrain. Upcoming activities over the coming weeks include construction of site facilities at Samatha Riley Drive, Kellyville and a storage yard at Terry Road, Rouse Hill. The first Tunnel Boring Machine (TMB) has now been built overseas and is on its way from France via China. The first TBM has been named “Elizabeth” by a local student, after colonial icon Elizabeth Rouse. “Elizabeth” will be in the ground by October, the second TBM by the end of the year. The exact location of the first two TBM entry points has been revealed at Bella Vista, where major excavation of the site has reached almost 10 metres. For further information please visit www.northwestrail.com.au.

04.06June-July Newsletter

Our Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes Community Newsletter is out now for June-July. Please click here to view.

04.06Become a Member and Win!

We trust you have been taking advantage of the free Bella Vista Community Association Loyalty/Membership cards, which were delivered to your mail box in April. We invite you to become a member of Bella Vista Waters Community Association so you can enjoy the discount benefits with your loyalty card all year round. Your support will enable us to keep organising events, producing newsletters and more. Current Loyalty Card Partners are listed on our website, in Members Benefits. To join, select the Members Benefits tab, then click on Become a Member. It is that easy!   If you join before 30th June you will go into a draw to win one of three dinner vouchers for for two. The vouchers have been kindly donated by Jazzveh, Tre Olive and Thai Waterfront. Please contact Tuula if you have any questions, suggestions or feedback.

04.06Meeting Neighbours at Central Park

A special Meet Your Neighbour Night was organised for the residents of Central Park, The Lakes. Being the newest community amongst the Mulpha Norwest residential developments in our community, the evening was an opportunity for residents to come together and meet each other. Everyone enjoyed the live music, finger food and drinks. Children also enjoyed playing together under the supervision of a trained child care worker. Jason Pittman, Develoment Manager from Mulpha Norwest, said a few words, as did Tuula, our Community Facilitator.

28.05A Night our for New Residents

Our first New Residents' Dinner for 2014 was held at Tre Olive on Sunday 25th May. Conversation flowed easily and everyone enjoyed meeting others and finding out more about our community. The evening was attended by people from Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes. Thank you to the staff at Tre Olive for looking after us so well and for the delicious food. Another dinner will be organised later in the year and anyone who has moved in the last six to twelve months is welcome to attend.

28.05Biggest Brunch for a Big Cause

There was great food and good company on offer at Bella's Biggest Brunch - also know as Australia's Biggest Morning Tea -  on 21st May. Hosted by Bella Vista Hotel, this annual Cancer Council fundraiser has been supported for many years by our community. In palce of organising the event at the sales office, as has been done in the past by Mary and her team of helpers, we were happy to go along to the hotel. The $15 charge to attend was donated to Cancer Council, which is very generous of the hotel. There were many happy winners on the day and are grateful to  Bella Vista Hotel, Hoyts Cinema, Pelotone, Sempre Bella, Pavlovich Hair and Suzi's Jewellery & Accessories for donating the raffle prizes.  

15.05Local History Comes Alive

Local history came alive during our recent enjoyable tour and afternoon tea at Bella Vista Farm. Upon arrival, we were greated by Val, a volunteer with The Friends of Bella Vista Farm, who give a small talk about the history of the  Farm and showed many old kitchen items used 150-200 years ago. This was followed by afternoon tea. Marge and Ron from The Friends of Bella Vista Farm then split us into two groups and gave an extensive and fascinating tour of the house and outer buildings. Please visit our Gallery for more photos, courtesy of Narelle from BVWCA.  

10.04Easter Fun at Hill Top Park

Our annual Easter Eggstravaganza event was held recently at Hill Top Park. Everyone enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea with hot cross buns, chocolates, biscuits, fruit and a cold meat platter donated by Bella Gourmet Deli. We had some great entries in our Mad Hat Competition, judged in three age groups with the help of parents and grandparents. Easter Bunny arrived on a motor bike to the delight of the children and adults. And, there was no stopping the children as they ran off for the Easter Egg hunt.

This event was funded by Bella Vista Waters Community Association. Thank you to every member for your support. It is because of  you that this event was possible! Thank you also to all who helped on the day.

30.03Coming Soon: Special Membership Offer

We have a great offer for you! Keep an eye on your mail box as you will be receiving a special envelope in early April with a free trial membership card valid to 30th June.

We invite you to take advantage of the Loyalty Card Partners discounts, which will be attached. We then invite you to become a member of Bella Vista Waters Community Association so you can enjoy the discount benefits with your loyalty card all year around. Your support will enable us to keep organising events, producing newsletters and more. Current Loyalty Card Partners are listed on this website, in Members Benefits.

To join, click on the Members Benefits tab, then select Become a Member. Fill in your details and pay by credit card. Your Membership/Loyalty Card will be mailed to you. If you join before 30th June, you will go in a draw to win one of three vouchers for a dinner for two. The vouchers are kindly donated by Jazzveh, Tre Olive and Thai Waterfront - all great local restaurants with delicious food and friendly service. They are also Loyalty Card Partners.

30.03April-May Community Newsletter

Our April-May Community Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

05.03Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter

The latest edition of the Bella Vista Waters Neighbourhood Watch Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here. Thank you to Jeff and the team of residents for all they do to make our estate the safest place to live!

27.02Construction Update for Bella Vista Station Site

Following is a message from North West Rail Link:

The start of the year at Bella Vista has seen significant work on the precast facility located at the far end of the site along Balmoral Road. Construction of the precast facility shed is continuing, while oversized equipment including silos and concrete mixers are being delivered out-of-hours.  This equipment forms part of the concrete batching plant, which will be housed in the acoustic precast facility shed. The precast facility will manufacture 100,000 concrete segments which will line the 15 kilometre twin tunnels.

Demolition of the former Totally Home Centre is now complete making way for piling works to start in preparation for station area excavation.  Piling is a process of constructing reinforced, concrete pillars underground which retain the site ahead of deep excavations.

A new access road from Celebration Drive is now open to traffic accessing McDonald’s and BP, while modifications to the parking area at McDonald’s continues.  McDonald’s and BP continue to operate as normal during construction.

For more information phone 1800 019 989, email tunnelling@northwestrail.com.au, or visitwww.northwestraillink.com.

Thank you again for your patience and cooperation as we build Australia’s longest ever rail tunnels and excavate the new Bella Vista station.

31.01Party in the Park

Summer is a great time to have a street party, which can be held anywhere, including a park. Street parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours and catch up as we are often so busy we do not get to see each other very much. Thank you to all who organised parties around our community during the Christmas and new year break. Pictured is a Park Party organised by Barry at Hill Top Park just before Christmas. Everyone enjoyed getting together and relaxing over a drink and something to eat.

30.01February-March Community Newsletter Out Now

Our latest Community Newsletter for Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes is out now. Please click here to view. This newsletter is sponsored by Tre Olive Italian Restaurant.

20.12High Tea With Santa

What better way to start the school holidays than getting together at Hill Top Park on the afternoon of the last day of school. Sponsored by BVWCA, we enjoyed some delicious afternoon tea and catching up. There was face painting and games for the children. Santa arrived in style and each child received a special Christmas treat.

Special thank you to committee members for looking after Santa! Please see our Gallery for photos.

20.12Ladies Enjoy Lunch

Our monthly Luncheon Ladies enjoyed the December and final lunch of the year at Trevi Lakeside recently. Luncheon Ladies is a great way to get to know people and experience new restaurants in the local area.

12.12Residents Support Christmas Hamper Appeal

The residents of Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes were invited to support the Parramatta Mission Christmas Hamper Appeal by bringing along non-perishable food items to the Residents' Christmas Party. We had a great response with some residents bringing a whole bag full of goodies. We also received $185 in cash donations. A huge thank you to all!

12.12Residents' Christmas Party

The Bella Vista Waters Sales & Information Office was converted into a party house for the annual Residents' Christmas Party on Friday 6th December. With live music in the background, everyone enjoyed the delicious food and drinks, catching up and meeting people. It was great to see numerous new residents come along to their first Christmas party, including from The Lakes.

27.11December-January Newsletter

Our December-January Newsletter is out now and can be viewed by clicking here.

13.11New Residents Enjoy Dinner

 

New residents to Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes were invited to a free dinner at Thai Waterfront recently. The event is a great opportunity to meet other new residents, representatives of our Community Association and enjoy a delicious meal at a local restaurant. The evening was enjoyed by all.

30.10Community Enjoys Festival

Our annual Commuity Festival was another great success with over 1,000 people coming along to enjoy the afternoon at Hill Top Park.

Live music by 3 Way Split helped to set the enjoyable atmosphere as people met up with friends and neighbours and participated in the many things on offer on the day. There was food tasting by Bella Gourmet Deli and Anais Restaurant, wine and cider tasting by Woolworths Liquor/BWS, free BBQ by Crestwood Lions Club and free fairy floss for the children. Ice cream, coffee and a variety of drinks were available for purchase. The giant slide, roller coaster, merry-go-round, face painting, balloon sculpting and Kindifarm were popular with children.

Residents had the opportunity to join Bella Vista Waters Community Association and speak to staff from Norwest Land about future releases. Representatives from North West Rail Link came along with information and models and many took up the offer to speak with them.

Thank you to all who donated to the Bushfire Appeal through the Lions Club. We raised $334.10.

Please visit our Gallery for photos of the event.

29.09October-November Community Newsletter

The October-November Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes Community Newsletter is out now.

To view the newsletter, please click here.

27.09Hunter Valley Tour a Great Day Out

We had a great day trip to Hunter Valley on Saturday. The weather was perfect, scenery beautiful and the company was the best, of course. Our first stop was cheese tasting and morning tea at Hunter Valley Cheese Factory, followed by wine tasting at Bimbadgen winery. After some chocolate and fudge tasting at Hunter Valley Chocolate Company, we had free time to lunch and shop at Hunter Valley Gardens Village. We then visited McWilliams Mount Pleasant and Brokenwood wineries for more wine tasting. At the end of the day we were a relaxed, tired and satisfied group, happy to be returning home in the comfort of a coach.

27.09New Committee Ready to Serve the Community

A Drinks, Community Information Night and the first ever AGM of our Community Association was held on 27th August. Tim Spencer, General Manager, Norwest Land, filled us in on developments in and around Bella Vista Waters. All enjoyed the drinks, food and catching up. A new BVWCA committee was elected with Derek Black as president and Gazi Ullah as treasurer. The committee meets on the last Tuesday of each month at Bella Vista Waters Sales & Information Office at 7.30 pm.

We invite you to become a member of BVWCA so you can enjoy the discount benefits with our Loyalty Card Partners while supporting our community. Your support will enable us to keep organising events, producing newsletters and more. Please click on "Member Benefits" tab for our current Loyalty Card Partners list and membership information.

11.09August-September Community Newsletter

To view our August-September Bella Vista Waters & The Lakes Community Newsletter, pelase click here.

11.09Special September Happy Hour

A huge thank you to Island2Island Beverage Company for hosting a special Happy Hour last week at their new Castle Hill office. In addition to great food, we enjoyed cocktail and a variety of other drinks. It was also good to catch up and enjoy a night out.  All participants were given several cans of  lemon, lime & bitters and a bottle of Angostura bitters to take home.

30.08Drinks, Information & AGM Night

Last Tuesday was a special evening at Bella Vista Waters. Tim Spencer, General Manager, Norwest Land, filled us in on the latest development news in and around our estate. This was followed up by the first ever AGM of our Community Association with an new committee elected and looking forward to working together for the benefit of our community. We also enjoyed some drink, light food, catching up and meeting people. We are happy to let you know our previous president, Barry, who stepped down due to health reasons, is back on the committee. Although he is unable to take on the leadership, he just cannot stay away. It is also great to have people from The Lakes on the committee. Thank you to Derek for taking on the role of acting president and to Gazi for the great work he is doing as the treasurer.

31.07Christmas in July

Bella Vista Waters Community Association's Christmas in July dinner was held at Bella Vista Hotel recently and it was an enjoyable night out for all. In addition to a delicious two course dinner, there were some lucky door prize winners and raffle winners. Lucky door prizes were donated by Thai Waterfront and Miss Confetti.  Our Knit for Charity ladies donated two blankets for the raffle, which raised $155 for the association.

11.06Community Newsletter

Community Newsletter for June-July is out now. To view the newsletter, please click here.

21.05New Resident Dinner

A free dinner was held at Jazzveh on Sunday evening, providing new residents the opportunity to meet others and find out more about the beautiful community they are now a part of. Residents from Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes came along and enjoyed a delicious pasta and salad buffet. Tuula, our community facilitator, shed some light on what the community program is about and what we have on offer to our residents. Bella Vista Waters Community Association was represented by Barry, our president, and he encouraged all to get involved and take advantage of the loyalty/membership cards.

There will be another dinner later this year and all residents who have moved into Bella Vista Waters and The Lakes in the last six to twelve months are invited to come along. Thank you to Jazzveh for opening up especially for us and looking after us so well. Please visit our Facebook page to see more photos. Facebook.com/bvwca

16.05Morning Tea Success

A big thank you to Mary and her team of helpers who, once again, hosted a very successful Australia's Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser for Cancer Council at Bella Vista Waters Sales & Information Office. Please visit the Gallery for photos.

Attended by some 50 people, there was delicious food and good company to enjoy. Lots of happy winners took home  lucky door and raffle prizes. Thank you to a variety of companies and local builders plus the donations at the door and raffle ticket sales which all added up to over $6,000 being raised for Cancer Council. This includes a $1,000 donation from Norwest Land. As this was the fourth Biggest Morning Tea Mary has organised, she is keen to pass on the apron to a new coordinator. Interested?

Prizes were donated by Trevi Lakeside, Flowers for Everyone at Rouse Hill, The Coffee Club Norwest, Elizabeth Arden, Island to Island Beverage Co, Sempre Bella, AMF Bowling, Thai Terrace at Circa Retail, Vescada Hairdressers at Bella Vista, Choice Pharmacy at Circa Retail, Christiane's Hair Design at Circa Retail, Bush's Meats at Norwest Marketown, Entourage Hair Beauty & Laser, Finesse Dental, Gasparo Restaurant, I'Lago Restaurant, Car Spa Autowash at Parklea, Jazzveh, Jenny Down Fashion, Ivan's Butcher at Circa Retail, American Nails at Norwest Marketown, Parklea Pots & Plants, The Seed Restaurant, Twenty Tow Cafe Bar & Grill, Seafood Norwest, Environ Beauty at Dural, Thai Flavour Restaurant, Euphoria Beauty at Bella Vista, Kathy Sepulveda, Cliche at Norwest Marketown, Jilly Warren and Marc Edwards Agency.

Food was donated by residents, Subway and Sushi Gon at Circa Retail and Miss Confetti.

03.04ResMed Tour

Thank you to ResMed for providing Bella Vista Waters residents an exclusive tour of their facility at Bella Vista. After some complimentary sanwiches and an intersting and educational talk on the importance of sleep and on sleep apnea (pictured), we went on a tour of the manufacturing plant.

ResMed  is a leading developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment for treating, diagnosing, and managing sleep-disordered breathing and other respiratory disorders. The company is dedicated to developing innovative products to improve the lives of those who suffer from these conditions and to increasing awareness among patients and healthcare professionals of the potentially serious health consequences of untreated sleep-disordered breathing.  

03.04April-May Community Newsletter

The April-May community newsletter is out now. Please click on the link to view.

BVW Newsletter April-May 13

03.04Baby News

Congratulations to the following parents:

Izla and Danny on the birth of their baby girl, Milania, on 8th January, weighing 3.6 kg and 51 cm long. Janette & Charlie on the birth of their baby girl, Kira, on 3rd January, weighing 2.89 kg and 47.5 cm long. Michelle & Guy on the birth of their fourth son, Joel, on 1st September, weighing 3.1 k and 50.5 cm long.

03.04New BSAFE Newsletter

The autumn edition of  Bella Vista Waters Community Watch newsletter is available now. Please click on the link below. BELLA VISTA COMMUNITY WATCH NEWSLETTER ISSUE 20

03.04Easter Fun at the Park

Our annual Easter Eggstravaganza was a great afternoon for all at Hill Top Park. Attended by children, parents and even grandparents, all enjoyed the delicious afternoon tea which naturally included hot cross buns. The Mad Hat Competition brought out the creativity of many and children were judged in two age groups. Congratulations to the winners and to all who entered - it was a great effort all around. We also had some egg and spoon races although the eggs started melting in the heat of the sunny afternoon. This was followed by an Easter egg hunt, during which a very special visitor arrived - you guessed, it - the Easter Bunny. The Bunny was kind enough to stay for some photos. For photos please see our Gallery.

01.03Latest Newsletter

The latest Bella Vista Waters newsletter is now available! Keep and eye out in your letterbox for your latest copy, or download a PDF version here! Find out all the latest news and happenings from around Bella Vista Waters, and information on all the upcoming events  and social groups!

BVW Newsletter Feb-March13

16.02Social Groups

A wide range of social gatherings and interest groups are happening all the time at Bella Vista Waters. All residents are invited to come along to a group that would interest you. You can find out more on all the upcoming social groups times and locations by visiting the EVENTS calendar page. If you would like help in starting up a Social Group, or would like to suggest an interest group that you would like to see running in your estate, please feel free to contact Tuula on 0412 620 115.

08.02Community Watch Newsletter

The latest Bella Vista Waters Community Watch Newsletter (Summer Edition) is now available! Here you will find all the latest information, articles and helpful advice regarding the security of your community!

BELLA VISTA COMMUNITY WATCH NEWSLETTER ISSUE 19

26.01Australia Day

Happy Australia Day to all the Bella Vista Waters residents and Community Association Members! There are a lot of fantastic celebrations happening around Sydney and your local community. Happy Australia Day and have a fantastic and safe long weekend!

16.01Community Website

Welcome to the new Bella Vista Waters Community Association website! Here you will find out all the latest information for Bella Vista Waters residents, upcoming events, news, social group happenings, local business directories, and much more! You can also become a member of the Bella Vista Waters Community Association and show your support for the community you live in. Members will also receive a wide range of fantastic offers and discounts at a variety of cafes, restaurants, local businesses and services. For more information, contact us here at the Bella Vista Waters Community Association at info@bvwca.com.au

01.01Happy New Year

Happy New Year from all the Bella Vista Waters Residents Association members. We hope you have had a fun and safe holiday, and look forward to seeing you soon at one of our next social groups or events. 2013 is going to be an exciting year for everyone! Become a member of the Bella Vista Waters Residents Association now and enjoy a year full of special events and great discounts for members only!

20.12Merry Christmas

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Safe and Happy New Year.

17.12Summer Newsletter

The latest Bella Vista Waters Newsletter is out now! This edition highlights all the events that have been happening around your estate, latest news, and upcoming events for this summer!

Download your copy by clicking on the link below, and look out for a copy coming to your letterbox soon!

BVW Newsletter December 12-January 13

14.12Ladies Fundraiser

Our Ladies Fundraiser Evening was a great success with ladies enjoying fashion parades by Jenny Down Fashion & Sai Creations. Rajni from Sempre Bella talked on skin care and there were many happy lucky door & raffle prize winners, pictured above right with some of the prize sponsors. Thank you to all who supported this event. Our event & online donations have raised over $5,300 for Cancer Council for stomach cancer research. You can still donate online at http://nsw.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/bvwladies Click here to visit the GALLERY to see all the photos from this event!

09.12High Tea With Santa

As the Christmas season draws ever closer, Bella Vista Waters residents are invited to come along and enjoy a High Tea with Santa! This is a fun after school event with a delicious afternoon tea, activities, and a special guest appearance from Santa! It is coming up this Friday, 14th December at 4:00pm at the Hill Top Park! Please RSVP to Tuula on 0412 620 115 or contact Tuula for more information!

03.12Summer Street Parties

Street parties are a great way to get to know your neighbours and forge friendships. Why not take the lead, speak with your neighbours and organise a party, taking advantage of the warm weather and longer days. Ask everyone to bring food and drinks to share. You can party in the park, the driveway or even the garage. A special offer for members of Bella Vista Waters Community Association: there will be a limited amount of free drinks available for your party, available for collection between 8th & 14th December. Please contact Tuula on 0412 620 115 if you would like to be a part of this fantastic opportunity or would like any further information.

01.12Residents Christmas Party

An invitation to all Bella Vista Waters Residents, to celebrate the Christmas Season! Norwest Land invites you to come and celebrate another great year at Bella Vista Waters. Drinks and canapés will be served. Adults only. Date: Friday 7th December Time: 6.30 to 9.30 pm Venue: Bella Vista Waters Sales & Information Office RSVP: by 3rd December to Jennie. Phone 9836 2752 or email: jennie.brown@fkp.com.au For more information, don't hesitate to contact Jennie on any of the above details.

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