Catherine Park

Keep up-to-date with all the latest news from Catherine Park, a master-planned community nestled in the ever-expanding Macarthur region.

Websites and apps to help with your interior design project

Websites and apps to help with your interior design project

Designing, or re-designing, the interior of your new or existing home can be quite exciting, but if we’re completely honest, there’s always an element of fear lurking in our subconscious as well.

“What is fuchsia?”

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Family orientated community most looked forward to by first Catherine Park residents

Imagine being the first person to move in to a new suburb. Sure, it wouldn’t be the first time in history that somebody moved somewhere new, but it would feel a bit special, wouldn’t it?

Michael and Sue are the proud first residents of Catherine Park Estate, a master planned development situated between Harrington Grove and Oran Park.

Since moving in at the very start of 2017, the newest residents of O’Keefe Street have proven popular with those looking at Catherine Park. Being the first completed home in the street means it is also the most popular amongst those considering what to put on their block.

“People are always coming up and knocking on our door, or taking photos of our house. They ask ‘who designed it?’, ‘can we have a look around?’” laughed the two. “We always say yes, we have shown them the plans, we’re happy to share them.”

But, it wasn’t always Michael and Sue’s plan to uproot and build a new home.

“When we decided to downsize, we were thinking a house in an established suburb close to Harrington Grove would suit us best,” said Sue. “But Catherine Park released land at the time we were looking and once we looked here we didn’t look any further.”

The decision to make the move to the area came in part because of their children and grandchildren. Sue and Michael’s kids have left home and are married now with kids of their own, so one of the priorities for the Sue and Michael was to be close to them as Sue often looks after her 4-year-old and 1 year old grandchildren.

“Not only to be close to them, but there is so much here to do with them. We have the river across the road, surrounded by bushland. Ducks walking past every afternoon and a we have a large block with plenty of room to play. Its everything we wanted for our new home and for our grandchildren to enjoy.”

For 25 years, Michael and Sue were residents of Edensor Park, but were looking to downsize and be close to their children and grandchildren who live close by in Harrington Grove.
“We built a brand-new house, not really downsizing, but certainly built in the features we wanted,” said Michael.

“The grandchildren were a large part of the reason we chose Catherine Park,” said Sue.

As Catherine Park is developed and new residents join Michael and Sue, we asked what they were looking forward to most.



“Good neighbours – we have met a lot of them already and are looking forward to a community getting together,” concluded Sue.

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Introducing MainVue Homes, Catherine Park Estate’s building partner for completed homes

Introducing MainVue Homes, Catherine Park Estate’s building partner for completed homes

The uniqueness of Catherine Park Estate starts with a diverse range of housing options including our range of completed homes – designed and built by Harrington Estates’ partner builder, MainVue Homes. Alternatively, generous home sites ranging from 390m2 – 650m2 offer the freedom to build your dream home with a builder of your choice.

Delivering a unique synergy between convenience, style, and contemporary living, the range of homes within Catherine Park Estate designed and built by MainVue Homes include:

  • Garden homes with intuitive spaces and inspired making for luxurious and sophisticated living
  • Courtyard homes with an emphasis on function combined with effortless style, integrated living zones and interior flair
  • Villa homes, designed as double storey, fully detached homes with outdoor space to enjoy
  • Terrace homes with large luxury upstairs living spaces including a private entertaining deck overlooking the streetscape below
  • Town homes offering the ideal combination of living and entertaining spaces

Robbins Lane embodies the essence of Catherine Park Estate, a centralised pedestrian and cycleway boulevard lined by a variety of completed Villa, Terrace and Town homes which all open directly onto the boulevard and are of the highest quality. In addition to the convenience of being able to move straight in, the innovative design of these homes allows for modern spacious living.

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Investing in the environment: Harrington Estate’s long-term plan for sustainability

Investing in the environment: Harrington Estate’s long-term plan for sustainability

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

Despite early stages of the development requiring the removal of some areas of bushland, the long-term vision for Catherine Park Estate will be enlivened with natural bushlands. To further enhance this vision, Harrington Estates have created a sustainable funding model to ensure the continued growth and preservation of natural flora.

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

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Narellan Town Centre - Just a hop, skip and jump away from Catherine Park Estate

Narellan Town Centre - Just a hop, skip and jump away from Catherine Park Estate

Catherine Park Estate is in an ideal position to be able to access all the facilities, transport and services of the growing Macarthur area. Shopping facilities such as Narellan Town Centre are a matter of minutes from Catherine Park, providing a plethora of shops and services to make sure you have everything you need (and want!).

Getting from Catherine Park Estate to the Narellan Town Centre is a short and simple drive down the road, taking around 10 minutes from door to door. To make sure you can get from A to B with no worries, the team at Catherine Park have organized the below maps. Simply click on the embedded map and it will open in your Google Maps application on your mobile. We have also included a map with directions for arriving via public transport for your convenience.

We’re sure after a couple of trips you’ll have a whole list of routes etched into your mind.

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Enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle at Catherine Park Estate

Enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle at Catherine Park Estate

Catherine Park Estate incorporates physical activity into the everyday lives of our residents, with abundantly green community spaces that are there to be enjoyed by all. Open spaces and easy access to the outdoors is a central theme to the Catherine Park Estate lifestyle.

Communities with active living design considerations such as access to open spaces, playing fields, walking and cycling paths, facilitate active and healthy living by their residents. And active people make their neighbourhoods safer and more liveable. Walking, cycling and public transport provide more opportunities for social connection and inclusion.

Encouraging kids and teens to be active from a young age sets good habits early on and helps them develop the skills they need to stay active throughout their lives. Regular physical activity is an important part of getting healthy and staying healthy.

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We’d Love To Show You Around This Holiday Season

We’d Love To Show You Around This Holiday Season

The team at Catherine Park Estate would like to wish everyone a happy and safe festive season.

The Catherine Park Estate sales office is open daily from 8:30AM to 5:00PM throughout the holiday period, with the exception of the following days:


DateHours
Saturday, 24 December 8:30AM – 2:00PM
Sunday, 25 December CLOSED
Monday, 26 December CLOSED
Saturday, 31 December 8:30AM – 2:00PM
Sunday, 1 January CLOSED

Catherine Park Estate would like to wish you all the best for 2017 and is looking forward to welcoming more families to the community.

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The Link Between Open Green Spaces And Healthier Living

The Link Between Open Green Spaces And Healthier Living

The link between open green spaces and healthier living has long been felt by those lucky to live in green suburbs where open spaces and trees are more important than grey concrete.

A new five-year research project entitled Greener Cities Healthier Lives is aiming to now prove this theory. [1]

Key to the vision of Catherine Park is the delivery of an estate where community spaces are abundantly green and there to be enjoyed by everyone, contributing to the overall lifestyle of Catherine Park Estate.

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Creating Beautiful Estates For Today And The Future

Creating Beautiful Estates For Today And The Future

Catherine Park Estate is fully committed to creating a great community that is quite simply a wonderful place to live. As part of this commitment, each stage released in Catherine Park has a set of building guidelines.

The building guidelines have been carefully compiled to ensure Catherine Park Estate will continue to be a beautiful place to live for years to come.

Your family home is likely the greatest personal investment that you will make in your life. These building guidelines have been designed to enhance and protect the value of your home in Catherine Park Estate, ensuring the entire neighbourhood is built to the same high exacting standards as your home.

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Introducing Robbins Lane at Catherine Park Estate

Introducing Robbins Lane at Catherine Park Estate

Catherine Park Estate is a vibrant community that encourages an easy, active lifestyle through its carefully considered planning and design. With innovative homes blending seamlessly with extensive amenities, Catherine Park Estate offers a unique synergy between convenience, style, and contemporary living.

The cornerstone of Catherine Park's integrated living plans is Robbins Lane. Offering diverse housing types which exemplify one of the many special ingredients that sets Catherine Park Estate apart.

Robbins Lane is a centralised pedestrian and cycleway boulevard lined by a variety of completed, integrated homes, all of which open directly onto the boulevard. This promotes a natural engagement with this dedicated leisure space, enabling you and your family to easily enjoy the freedom of being outdoors.

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A Great Track Record Of Successful Communities

A Great Track Record Of Successful Communities

Catherine Park Estate is the latest development from the multi-award winning Harrington Estates who have demonstrated a tradition of delivering quality in both their Harrington Park and Harrington Grove developments.

Harrington Estates has a longstanding vision to create exciting new communities in Sydney’s Macarthur region. Rather than simply developing land, Harrington Estates’ focus is on building cohesive neighbourhoods of the highest quality.

Every detail contained within each Harrington Estates development - no matter how large or small - plays an imperative role in contributing to Harrington Estates' overall success.

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Catherine Park Estate's Second Land Release - Available Now!

The highly anticipated first land release in Catherine Park Estate saw 145 blocks snapped up by those looking for a sophisticated, modern lifestyle with easy access to transport, shopping, education and entertainment.

Exceptional homesites in the second land release are now available, with lot sizes ranging from 390sqm to 655sqm.

This second release in the St James neighbourhood of Catherine Park Estate perfectly reflects how meticulous planning, combined with innovative design, can produce a stunning, beautiful place to live.

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A double garage in every home

If your home is your castle, then there is an expectation that where you live will be equally functional, comfortable and beautiful. With this in mind, each home built at Catherine Park Estate will have a minimum 13 metre frontage to accommodate a double garage. That takes cars off the road and into garages and driveways, making for beautiful streetscapes that are safer and easy to drive through, with space and parking available outside your home.

Catherine Park Estate has been created with the same commitment to sophisticated planning that we have come to expect from the renowned team at Harrington Estates, who have successfully delivered Harrington Park and Harrington Grove. With this remarkable pedigree and local heritage, Catherine Park Estate promises to deliver modern convenience blended with old world charm.

A substantial investment in time has been granted to develop the impressive vision. When entering Catherine Park Estate, you will find a picture of tree-lined, manicured streets inspired by royal estates. The majestic surroundings are further enhanced by amenities that support every convenience to meet modern needs.

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Easy entry into Catherine Park Estate

Traffic lights at the intersection of Oran Park Drive and Forestgrove Drive are now complete, allowing new residents easy entry into Catherine Park Estate, as well as safe exit onto Oran Park Drive then Camden Valley Way, which was recently upgraded to a four lane, divided road that goes all the way to the M5 and M7 Motorways.

“This new intersection brings us one step closer to delivering our vision for our new community. Catherine Park Estate is unfolding into a very special place to live and is an estate that Harrington Estates is proud to be delivering,” says Trevor Jensen, Development Director, Harrington Estates.

Catherine Park Estate’s first land release – St James – has launched and almost sold out, with remaining home sites expected to be snapped up quickly now that the Oran Park Drive intersection has been completed.

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Oran Park Drive Upgrade

The upgrade of Oran Park Drive to dual carriageway between St Benedict’s Catholic College and Camden Valley Way is now complete.

The new intersection with traffic lights at Forestgrove Drive is now complete, allowing easy and safe access into Harrington Grove. In due course this will also be opened as the main entrance into Catherine Park Estate.

The widening of Oran Park Drive is occurring in conjunction with other significant road upgrade projects in the local area. The recently completed upgrade of Camden Valley Way delivered more than 10 kilometres of new, four lane divided road between Oran Park Drive at Harrington Park and Bringelly Road at Leppington. Works have also commenced on the upgrade of the Northern Road to dual carriageway from The Old Northern Road at Narellan to Peter Brock Drive at Oran Park.

Perfectly situated between Camden Valley Way and Oran Park Drive, future residents of Catherine Park Estate will benefit from faster travel times.

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Your new home at Catherine Park Estate

Your new home at Catherine Park Estate

Catherine Park Estate has been meticulously planned to create a beautiful place that is removed from the hustle and bustle, yet provides all the convenience of a well-connected community. With Catherine Park Estate, you can turn your attention to maximising the enjoyment of your home with a design to suit your family’s needs and desires.

Harrington Estates, the developer of Catherine Park Estate, is fully committed to creating a great community that is quite simply a wonderful place to live.

Harrington Estates prides itself on presenting a neighbourhood that demonstrates forethought and planning, where all structures exhibit complementary design principles.

We look forward to continuing to build the sustainable community of Catherine Park Estate, one that will be a beautiful place to live for years to come.

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Happy Holidays from Catherine Park Estate – Open throughout the holidays

The team at Catherine Park Estate would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday period.

Catherine Park Estate land sales office is open throughout the holiday period, open 7 days 8.30am – 5.30pm, excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Catherine Park Estate has land available now, we’d love you to visit us so we can show you around.

In 2015, Catherine Park Estate was official launched and celebrated by offering the first ever blocks to families who will be the foundation Catherine Park Residents.

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Official unveiling of new local ANZAC commemoration

Official unveiling of new local ANZAC commemoration

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

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

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

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Share in the rich history of Catherine Park Estate

Share in the rich history of Catherine Park Estate

From Governor Macquarie to Lady Fairfax, the centrepiece of Camden’s newest estate is the famous Catherine Park House.

Positioned high up on the hill, Catherine Park House has been a striking structure of the landscape since its original completion in 1857. After undergoing significant modifications in the 1930s-40s, the Victorian Italianate home’s façade evolved to the Georgian Revival style still seen today.

Catherine Park House is steeped in a varied and fascinating past. The lands surrounding the country manor have historically been used for pastoral and farming purposes. In the 1940s-60s, the grounds were converted into a trotting track, golf course and function centre, and Catherine Park House was used as the golf clubhouse. It even housed an internationally renowned collection of vintage Lotus racing cars in the 1970s. According to urban legend, the late Princess Diana stayed at Catherine Park House during her visit to Australia in 1985.

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The Restoration of Catherine Park House

The Restoration of Catherine Park House

Grandly overlooking the lands below, Catherine Park House is the epicentre of the new Catherine Park Estate.

After varying extensions and additions by previous owners, a culturally and historically sensitive restoration of Catherine Park House was undertaken in 2012 when Lady Mary Fairfax purchased the land on which Catherine Park Estate is now being established. Lady Fairfax’s commitment to the caring restoration of the home epitomises an empathetic relationship to its historical importance.

The restoration of this stylish manor home has taken many turns over its long history. Most recently, the façade of the grand manor house has been freshened up with paint, a new balustrade and new finishes that abide by its historical integrity. The driveway and carriage loop have been topped with fresh gravel to enhance aesthetics and access, and special attention has been invested into the installation of a new water feature that greets people as they come up the extended driveway.

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