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What’s in a (street) name? Part 4

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 The streets in Catherine Park Estate have been named after previous landowners of the area and eminent Australians (Companions of the Order of Australia). As residents continue to move into the St James precinct, we would like to share some of the namesakes behind the addresses.

 

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Major infrastructure projects to benefit South West Sydney residents

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The new Western Sydney Airport, set to open in 2026, is a transformational infrastructure project that will generate an economic boom for South West Sydney, which is great news for homebuyers looking to call the region home.

As one of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia, the airport, coupled with supporting infrastructure development including roads, public transport, business hubs and housing estates, will herald new prosperity for Sydney’s South West and its residents.

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Orielton Homestead: restoring local heritage and greatness

Catherine Park House

Harrington Estates is fortunate to have restored three historic homesteads in the area – Harrington Park House in Harrington Park, Catherine Park House in Catherine Park Estate and Orielton Homestead in Harrington Grove. Undertaking these historically sensitive restorations has involved significant commitment but the rewards for the local community will continue for decades to come.

 

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What’s in a (street) name? Part 3

Catherine Park Estate street names

All streets in Catherine Park Estate take their names from honourary Australians who made a difference to the life, culture and values of modern-day society.

Astley Road

Thea Beatrice May Astley AO (25 August 1925 – 17 August 2004) was a highly awarded novelist and short story writer whose works were distinctly Australian. She was awarded 4 Miles Franklin Awards, won the Patrick White Award and was granted an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland. She was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1992 and a Creative Fellow of the Australia Council in 1993.

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Golden years deserve a golden lifestyle: downsize without compromise

golden lifestyle in Catherine Park

Each phase of life is punctuated by a range of different settings and mind frames. There is the energy of youth, the calming of the adult years and the deceleration of the twilight years, all of which come with a range of special requirements. At the top of the list is one’s home, essentially the basis for everything else to follow.

In the later years, there is nothing more comforting than a home that serves instead of being served. While a large home on a grand property can be charming during child-rearing years, it can become a burden decades later when the number of people utilising it and the energy to maintain it fade.

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