the Spring 2005 News from your Community Priceless
Luxury Waterfront Village Brings a Tropical Oasis to Sydneyʼs Inner West
The stunning homes of Hunters Wharf evoke the feeling of a tropical holiday.
The ﬁnal collection of apartments, terraces and penthouses available at the newly complete luxury waterfront Hunters Wharf precinct at Breakfast Point, will be released for sale on Saturday September 24, 2005.
The popular harbourfront precinct, which sold strongly off-the-plan during its ﬁrst release in late 2003, will welcome its ﬁrst residents before Christmas. Located right at the waterʼs edge of the Breakfast Point village, Hunters Wharf captures some of the developmentʼs best views across the upper harbour to the city skyline and adds a distinctly tropical atmosphere to the community. Developers Rosecorp deliberately held the ﬁnal stage of Hunters Wharf off the market until construction
completed, but the romantic Australian maritime architecture has already captured the imagination of visitors to Breakfast Point and sales enquiry has remained consistently strong. Designed by EJE Architects and the internal design team at Rosecorp, Hunters Wharf provides home owners and investors with a unique lifestyle experience. Barney Collins, a Director of EJE Architecture, says the maritime style of Hunters Wharf marries beautifully with the overall Breakfast Point theme. “Breakfast Point is a village environment that offers great diversity in housing styles, so each stage here has its own identity but is drawn together by some trademark consistencies such as white timber
shutters, deep verandahs and internal spaces that are generous in volume. Hunters Wharf adds a very different ﬂavour to Breakfast Point, but itʼs clear that it belongs to the same family, within the same community,” he says. Capturing the water views was a major element of Barneyʼs brief and his vast experience as a qualiﬁed heritage architect has been integral to his approach for Hunters Wharf. “We had a brilliant waterfront location to work with and the wharf architecture sits beautifully within the context of that environment,” he says. “We had a great opportunity to step outside of the existing Breakfast Point experience, and create a precinct that was quite unique from an architectural and lifestyle perspective.” Barney and the Rosecorp team worked to devise plans that would open up access to water views and
Community Hall Celebrations page 4
Construction Progress Report page 6 A Note From the Landscapers page 7
Global Interest in Harbour Manors page 3
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The amazing panoramic views from the new homes at Hunters Wharf.
the wharf-style architecture matched this objective neatly, he says. As a result, many apartments of the limited ﬁnal release capture some type of water view. The wharf theme carries strongly throughout the precinct, with timber gables and awnings, timber boardwalks and lush tropical landscaping including Canary Island palms that line the foreshore and two large pools. “We had the opportunity to merge the landscaping and architectural design in a very intimate way – in fact the relationship between the two was of paramount importance in creating the very tropical, indoor-outdoor atmosphere. Being at Hunters Wharf does evoke a very strong tropical oasis feel, where the connection to the outdoors is imperative,” he says. Plants were chosen by Context landscape designers for their scented as well as visual appeal, creating a striking palette of outdoor experiences depending on the apartment location. Some step out to private timber or paved courtyards planted with Camellias, Gardenias and Jasmine while others overlook gardens planted with tropical grasses and palms. Lavender, a more unusual selection for a tropical garden, blends harmoniously.
Rosecorp Joint Managing Director Bryan Rose says heʼs thrilled that Hunters Wharf has already succeeded in delivering the kind of lifestyle promise that so many people living in the city crave. “There is a generation of purchasers who want the convenience of being close to the city, their friends, family and the things they enjoy, but they also want to experience something different.” Mr Rose says Hunters Wharf has already been popular with people aged 40-59, for whom having a more relaxed but engaging lifestyle, is increasingly important. People currently living in Sydneyʼs west, Hills District and the local Concord and Cabarita areas are looking to downsize, but make the transition into a different style of home. “People of this age and stage of life value the kind of environment that will enable them to live an active, involved life, but also give them a sense of pleasure and escape. Hunters Wharf offers a change of lifestyle, without having to sacriﬁce the things that matter most to them,” he says. “Hunters Wharf clearly strikes a chord with people on a number of levels. There is a romance about it in one sense – it evokes feelings of childhood, or the
great holiday youʼve promised yourself to take one day – but it also deals with the kind of life people want to live in a very practical way,” he says. Apartments for sale at Hunters Wharf range from two to three-bedroom single-level conﬁgurations, twolevel penthouses and one and two-storey waterfront terrace apartments. All apartments are ﬁtted with Miele appliances and have been ﬁnished in three different interior schemes.
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Introducing Terry and Suzanne
the dream of many parents to always be surrounded by family. For Suzanne Campbell and her partner Terry, this will soon be a reality as theyʼve progressively relocated their family to be within walking distance of their new home at Hunters Wharf. The moment for Suzanne and Terry is rapidly approaching as they get ready to move into their luxury apartment at Hunters Wharf. This is particularly exciting for them as theyʼve located three of Suzanneʼs four children to Breakfast Point already! “Weʼre a very close family and do a lot together,” said Suzanne. “With one of my daughters in Mulberry Hill, and another son and daughter in Glengarry, weʼve been progressively moving the kids to Breakfast Point for about two years now.” Suzanne ﬁrst sought a lifestyle change around 4 years ago. “I was living in a great house in the Hills with four very active children,” she said, “then suddenly I had a big house and no children at home so decided it was time for quite a different lifestyle.” Seeking closer proximity to both the city and water, Suzanne left her house in the Hills and moved into a terrace with Terry at Hunters Hill. Embracing the change of lifestyle and everything it entailed, she quickly acclimated to the change of scenery. “I loved being so much closer to the water and to the convenience of the city but was keen to buy rather than rent,” said Suzanne. “I wanted to be right on the water but also have family close by.” From the rented home in Hunters Hill, Suzanne and Terry watched as Breakfast Point developed. “While we loved Hunters Hill, we decided we had to be at Breakfast Point - there was no choice about it,” said Suzanne of the move from Hunters Hill. “None of the other developments we saw had a community feel, which is really important to us. That and being on the water was perfect!” Suzanne and Terry became familiar with Breakfast Point a few years ago and really had their heart set on being right on the water. So, as soon as Hunters Wharf became available, they were quick to snap up one of the premium ground-ﬂoor apartments. Ironically, Suzanne also lived only a street or two away from Breakfast Point when she was a toddler. “I really feel like Iʼve done a full circle and come back to where I started.”
Soon-to-be Hunters Wharf residents, Terry and Suzanne.
Suzanne and Terry are greatly looking forward to moving into Hunters Wharf, becoming actively involved in the Breakfast Point community and ﬁnally being within walking distance of Suzanneʼs children and grandchild. We extend a warm welcome to Suzanne, Terry and all upcoming Hunters Wharf residents and look forward to you being part of our rapidly evolving community.
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International Buyers Tap Into Waterfront Property While Sydney Sleeps
The Master Bedroom of 83 Peninsula Drive with accompanying verandah.
While weʼre fast asleep in Sydney, property watchers in London, the United States and China are going shopping – online, for our real estate.
The recent Harbour Manors launch has attracted signiﬁcant overseas interest via a specialised website dedicated to the residences (harbourmanors.com.au). “Approximately 35% of the registrations of interest in the Harbour Manors have come from offshore. While this ﬁgure is higher than what we expected, itʼs not so surprising that there is strong international interest in Sydney property. Weʼre now particularly interested in where this high proportion of enquiry is coming from,” says Bryan Rose, Joint Managing Director. Mr Rose says in the past eight weeks of the campaign period, interest has come from places as diverse as New York, Macau, Berkshire UK, Slovakia and Taiwan, with the US and UK dominating enquiries. “These results really signal that internet advertising is a great way to reach broad international markets and reinforces integrated online advertising as an integral part of the Breakfast Point marketing strategy,” he says. But why the interest from such far away places? “The combination of scarce harbourfront land of this calibre, the size of the lots and the unsurpassed quality of the design and ﬁnish of the houses makes the Harbour Manors rare and unique, offering an ultimate lifestyle opportunity,” said Mr Rose. “Each home embodies traditional architectural principles and is spacious, warm and inviting with a distinctive ambience.” Both domestic and international purchasers are also aware of the value the Harbour Manors represent in an environment of limited residential waterfront land supply, not just in Sydney but at a global level. Steve Leiter, Founder of AssetEye – an internetbased collaborative software product that facilitates information processing for the real estate investment community is particularly interested in the Harbour Manors. “Waterfront property around the world is rare,” he said, “and while itʼs far from New York, waterfront property in Sydney is still a real investment consideration for me.” Mr Leiter also commented on how much he loved Australia stating “Australia is beautiful. It has great weather, great people, lots of water and space.” These are all attributes that may aid a potential investment decision. In San Francisco on the west coast of the US, Irene Prasad has a similar point of view. Having travelled to Australia last year she fell in love with Sydney
stating “I love Sydney and everything about it.” She is now looking to purchase a vacation home in Australia so she can visit yearly. “It is clear to us that there is an appetite for ﬁrst-class waterfront property around the world. The Harbour Manors reﬂect a demand for homes of a generous size that are equipped for a range of family needs and lifestyles,” Mr Rose said. The Harbour Manor homes are perfectly suited to attracting an international audience. Capturing spectacular panoramic views over the city skyline and a vast stretch of the harbour, the north-east facing Harbour Manors represent the very best in waterfront living and are regarded as the pinnacle of property available at Breakfast Point. Each of the eight Harbour Manors blends ﬂexible indoor living in perfect harmony with abundant outdoor spaces that feature private courtyards, landscaped gardens, verandahs and terraces that stretch from the house overlooking breathtaking views of the harbour.
Strong global interest in the Harbour Manors has come via the internet.
Inspections of the Harbour Manors can be booked from 10am – 5pm 7 days a week through the Sales and Information Centre at 1800 888 325.
81 Peninsula Drive.
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Celebrations Abound in Our Community Hall
It is wonderful to see that The Breakfast
Point Community Hall has stolen the hearts of many since its recent opening. Residents have already opened the doors celebrating birthday parties, executive meetings, a Social, a wedding and christening! Celebrating Ronʼs 70th Birthday Local residents Sue and Michael Groesz were one such family that decided there was no better place for an unforgettable gathering than the charming Breakfast Point Community Hall to invite friends and family to celebrate their father, Ron Brunnerʼs 70th birthday. At midday on Sunday 19th of June guests were treated to magniﬁcent city and water views as they enjoyed pre-lunch drinks out on the terrace, while the kids had a wonderful time running about the oval, enjoying a casual game of football. Ronʼs birthday lunch followed; a gourmet BBQ served within the stunning Hall. Friends and family all agreed the unique venue proved a sensational setting for the party, and if you bump into Ron, youʼll ﬁnd him still talking about his memorable day. Gathering to Celebrate the New Baby The Community Hall was also chosen by the Carolanʼs of The Spring Park Town Houses, Breakfast Point, as the ideal venue for a gathering. In May, they hired The Hall to celebrate the arrival for their new baby, George Carolan. “With a large extended family we needed a venue to accommodate about ninety family and friends. The Community Hall was ideal,” Chris said. “We organised a caterer who served drinks on the terrace and provided ﬁnger foods for afternoon tea. Our guests ranged from babies to grandparents and the Hall suited our needs so well which made for a great afternoon”. Why not Enrol in a Yoga Class? Stefanie Allison, a yoga practioner for the past 15 years, has also decided The Breakfast Point Community Hall is a perfect venue, this time for some holistic health care. “I teach Ki-Yoga which is a style of yoga practice closely aligned to Shiatsu and other traditional Chinese and Japanese healing arts,” says Stefanie. “Ki-Yoga improves posture, sense of well being, the ability to cope with stresses in daily life and balance within your body and your life.” Without a doubt there could be no greater way to “de-stress” than to end your day under Stefanieʼs guidance inside the tranquil Community Hall. Classes are held every Tuesday evening, from 5:00-6:15pm and then 6:45-8:00pm. Stefanieʼs classes are suitable for all levels of ﬁtness and all ages, as the beneﬁts of yoga can be felt with the most simple of postures through to the more advanced. With the wonderful sunny days of spring already upon us, you are sure to ﬁnd The Breakfast Point Community Hall and its wonderful surrounds playing host to many special occasions in the days to follow. As a vision, it was always dreamed the charming architecture and careful planning would offer residents of Breakfast Point an ideal venue for all occasions from small theatre or music groups to celebrations such as weddings, christenings and birthdays. It is wonderful to see this dream now a reality. Breakfast Point Events are currently planning a Melbourne Cup Lunch and the Breakfast Point Christmas Party in The Hall and surrounding gardens, why not make your next occasion one to treasure and book The Community Hall. With the nearby BBQʼs, oval, picnic pavilion and wonderful gardens it is an ideal setting for day or evening. Contact The Estate Managers for bookings.
The Community Hall.
Amy Brunner, Victoria Shipley and Luke Brunner take a moment to enjoy the terrace.
Little Catelyn Brunner, kicks up her heels on the Village Green as she celebrates her grandfatherʼs birthday.
Guests at Ronʼs 70th were treated to a gourmet BBQ served inside.
Happy 70th birthday Ron! Friends and family of Sue and Michael Groesz gathered to celebrate at The Breakfast Point Community Hall.
Enrol in a yoga class at the Community Hall.
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Spring Seafood at Underworld Seafood Market
After weeks of woollies and steamy white breath in the morning air, I always look forward to the months of Spring. For me, this season has always been a wonderful time to spring clean my outdoor rooms, ﬁll them with fresh ﬂowers and light ambient tunes, and invite friends and family for a late afternoon, lazy Spring dinner.
On such days, I usually head straight for Underworld Seafood Market where I pre-order my peeled prawns, ﬁll trays with oysters, smoked salmon, Moreton Bay bugs and other sumptuous seafood delicacies, in less time than it takes to light a BBQ. I always ﬁnd service with a smile and the quality and price compare favourably to the overcrowded vendors at the ﬁsh markets at Pyrmont. Mum, who is a lover of all that comes from the sea, came with me on one such trip, and was so inspired by the produce, insisted on purchasing some ﬁsh and sharing two of her favourite fussfree recipes to add to my collection. Why not visit the team from Underworld yourself, start with a cold selection of seafood and then try Mumʼs ﬁsh, just perfect served with a gently setting sun and a table ﬁlled with friends and family! Underworld Seafood is open Monday-Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturday, 9am - 3pm. You will ﬁnd this little local gem located at 1 Gale Street, Mortlake. Contact the team for deliveries or queries on 9743 0716. By Rachelle Rose
Susanneʼs Curried Fish
Susanne was a friend of mine in Cornwall. She lived in the tiny gatehouse of a large country estate and had spent quite a few years in Turkey and Greece. She was a wonderful cook, making all her own yoghurts, pickles and cheeses which my daughter Rachelle loved! She also made the most wonderful bread in a ʻdollʼs houseʼ oven. Susanne was great fun and Rachelleʼs idea of heaven was to spend a day with her and her little friend Anna! To make Susanneʼs curried ﬁsh: 1lb (500g) very ﬁrm ﬂeshed ﬁsh (we used to use a ﬁsh called rockﬁsh or monkﬁsh) 2 onions, chopped 3 cloves garlic, crushed 11/2 dessertspoons vindaloo curry paste (we used ʻFernsʼ) 1 small (very small)tin mango juice concentrate Crispy greens (we used matchsticks made from broccoli & cauliﬂower stalks) Method Cut ﬁsh into pieces and cover with curry paste. Marinate overnight. Saute garlic, onion and greens separately from ﬁsh, combine, pour over mango juice, cover and serve with rice or couscous a few minutes later. Dead easy! By Anne Perkins
Deep Fried Whole Fish With Black Bean Sauce (Malaysian)
Instructions for this recipe are scanty, the original chef was short on English and patience, but the cooking was superb! Worth persevering with. 1 medium ﬁsh (cleaned & scaled), or 2 smaller ones. Rub thoroughly with plain ﬂour. 1 onion (sliced) 1 capsicum cut in large squares Peanut oil for cooking Black bean paste, (the thick old fashioned kind you buy in a bottle in Asian provision stores) Sugar (to taste) Water Method Heat oil in a wok, deep fry ﬁsh on both sides when the oil is very hot, and keep the ﬁsh warm while you prepare the sauce. Fry onions until golden, add black beans mashed in sugar and water. When combined and taste is right, add the ﬁsh and braise for about 5 minutes on each side, turning carefully. Serve garnished with spring onions.
Welcoming all new Carolina, Celeste and Ascot residents
Introducing Alessandro Maremonti
You never know when youʼll need to go next door for a cup of sugar. For Carolina resident, Alessandro Maremonti itʼs easy with his uncle in Celeste.
Having rented for a few years Alessandro decided it was time to look into a good property investment. After searching extensively within the local area, Alessandro bought his Carolina apartment off-theplan in 2003 after coming to view Breakfast Point with his uncle who had recently purchased an apartment in Celeste. “We really liked the Breakfast Point architecture,” Alessandro said, “It felt very new, clean and in order. We also felt like there was a lot of greenery and open space which is important.” Alessandroʼs mother and two uncles came to Australia in the 60s with his mother returning to Italy a few years later, leaving her two brothers in Australia. With one uncle now at Breakfast Point and the other at Rodd Point, Alessandro wanted to stay close to his family in the inner west. “My uncle in Celeste isnʼt more than a minute away, with my other uncle and his family within ﬁve minutes of my apartment.” To Alessandro, lots of open space, great weather and close water proximity are drawcards of both Breakfast Point as well as Australia. A native of Milan, Italy, Alessandro ﬁnds Australia a breath of fresh air when commenting on our sunny climate “I love the weather. Why would you want to be anywhere else with a winter like weʼve just had!” Alessandro equally enjoys Australiaʼs abundant open spaces which contrast with crowded and expensive Milan. Alessandro has gravitated to the outdoor Australian lifestyle and really enjoys the accessibility of so many diverse outdoor areas. “Being in Sydney, itʼs very easy to go to a beach or a beautiful National Park conveniently and at virtually no cost.” Accordingly, the open space and having the water close by without sacriﬁcing convenience were important elements Alessandro considered when purchasing his Carolina apartment. “With lots of green around us with a good mix of different people, Iʼm very happy,” Alessandro said when describing his home. “I feel like Iʼve gotten a great lifestyle and a really good investment.” Since moving to his apartment in June, Alessandro is feeling very settled saying “living here is exactly what I was expecting. Itʼs very quiet with a lot of opportunities to get involved with the community. I think Breakfast Point would be a great place to start a family.” Having been in Australia the past ﬁve years and now an owner of a fantastic new apartment, Alessandro has
Alessandro with the Community Hall in the background.
applied for his residency and is keen to call Australia home. We extend a huge welcome to Alessandro and all new owners of Carolina, Celeste and Ascot.
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Construction Progress Report
Itʼs amazing to see how Breakfast Point is evolving
with the recent completion of three Harbour Manors, Ascot, Carolina and Celeste. Together with the rapidly completing Country Club, Village Centre and Hunters Wharf, Breakfast Point is becoming the vision weʼve always imagined! Ray Kearns, Breakfast Pointʼs Project Manager provides more of an update: Country Club The Country Club is looking magniﬁcent! With the shingled roof now on, the exterior is verging on completion. With the interior ﬁtout about to commence, the Country Club is on track for completion between the end of 2005 to the ﬁrst quarter of 2006 – so get your sports gear ready! The ﬁve tennis courts are currently being installed with the construction also commencing on the two swimming pools (one lap pool and one recreational pool). The gymnasium, sauna, spa, kiosk, putting green and change rooms with lockers are also underway, as are the kitchen for caterers, bar area and function rooms and library. The view from the Country Club will be breathtaking. The hardwood timber verandah on the top level is set to have a stunning view line from the south, to the east and north. The ground level which integrates paving with extensive landscaped gardens connecting with the surrounding parklands is about to commence. Get ready to enjoy Breakfast Pointʼs premium community facility.
Ascot, Carolina and Celeste frame the Village Green.
Ascot, Carolina and Celeste Ascot, Carolina and Celeste enjoying prime proximity and views over the Village Green and Community Hall are now complete. We welcome all of our new Breakfast Point residents in these buildings.
85 Peninsula Drive at sunrise.
Harbour Manors The eight spectacular waterfront Harbour Manors were launched on July 16 with only ﬁve still available. Attracting both local and international interest alike, the Harbour Manors capture magniﬁcent panoramic views toward the city skyline and an extensive stretch of the harbour, representing the very best in waterfront living. Each of the eight Harbour Manors blends ﬂexible indoor living in perfect harmony with abundant outdoor spaces that feature private courtyards, landscaped gardens, verandahs and terraces that stretch from the house overlooking breathtaking views of the harbour. Hunters Wharf Luxury harbourside living is deﬁned with the impeccable Hunters Wharf penthouses, town homes and apartments. Now nearing completion, Hunters Wharf is looking sensational with its prominent maritime architecture and coastal landscaping. There are a select number of two and threebedroom apartments, penthouses and town homes available for those looking for water proximity, harbour views, an easterly aspect and premium ﬁnishes.
The foundations of Spyglass Hill have been laid.
Spyglass Hill Spyglass Hill has commenced construction and is on track for completion at the end of 2006. The ninestory building will provide stunning water views from its high vantage point towards the Sydney CBD, Harbour Bridge, over Majors Bay, Olympic Park or to the Blue Mountains. Spyglass Hill will offer a wide variety of homes to upcoming Breakfast Point residents including a selection of courtyard
The Country Club is nearing completion!
Village Centre The Breakfast Point Village Centre is on schedule to be completed by the end of September 2005 with retailers expected to occupy the Centre starting from December. The Village Centre is set to be a thriving shopping village located in the heart of our ﬂourishing community. With a strong mix of retailers, the Village Centre will provide a variety of essential and quality products and services. Potential retailers may include a supermarket, childcare centre, café/ restaurant, bakery, dry cleaner, ﬂorist/gift shop, pharmacy, newsagency, hairdresser, beautician and dentist/ doctor.
Harbourside tropical luxury awaits the residents of Hunters Wharf.
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apartments and low-rise mews and terrace homes. Apartments and penthouses are also available in the higher levels of the nine-story building. Aylsbury Located in the Village Centre hub, the Aylsbury apartments are also nearing completion with internal ﬁnishes currently being ﬁnalized.
Aylsbury will enjoy prime proximity to the upcoming Village Centre.
Silkstone Parkʼs formal gardens will be a delight to all who visit this picturesque spot.
Savannah The Savannah contract has been awarded to Richard Crookes, with construction set to commence in midSeptember. Savannah is a boutique collection of two and three-bedroom apartments, with a prime northeasterly aspect and only a short stroll to the Country Club and waterfront. Standing high above sweeping parklands, Savannah presents impeccably stylish living with a prevailing sense of open space and relaxed ambience. Savannah is set to be completed by early 2007.
Silkstone Park The formal gardens of Silkstone Park are on track to be opened by the end of September. Lined by jacaranda trees and featuring ornamental plantings, romantic pergolas and tranquil water features, Silkstone Park is the perfect place to indulge in some time alone or to share with friends and family. The Point Landscaping has been completed at the picturesque south-eastern tip of Breakfast Point called “The Point.” The landscaping at The Point has been designed to highlight the area as a lookout feature along the Foreshore Park journey, with three Norfolk Island Pines identifying the Point to passing harbour users. Framed by Lemon Scented Gums with Gymea Lilly highlights, the colourful, ﬂowering, ornamental native shrubs and groundcovers create a layered landscape, divided by retaining walls. The ample seating at The Point and around the edge of the seawall is perfect for picnics and provides a glorious aspect for residents, family and friends to view the harbour and beyond.
The plant species used within The Point landscape include: Trees Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine) Angophora costata (Smooth Bark Apple Gum) Corymbia citriodora (Lemon Scented Gum) Eucalyptus punctata (Grey Gum) Shrubs Banksia spinulosa (Hair-pin Banksia) Doryanthes excelsa (Gymea Lilly ) Callistemon ʻAnzacʼ Callistemon ʻLittle Johnʼ Grevillea ʻRobyn Gordonʼ Leptospermum ʻCardwellʼ Westringia fruticosa (Coast Rosemary) Native Grasses and Groundcovers Banksia ʻCoastal Cushionʼ Dianella ʻLittle Revʼ Hibbertia scandens (Snake Vine) Lomandra ʻTanikaʼ
A computer generated image of a possible kitchen and living area of a Savannah apartment.
A Note From the Breakfast Point Landscapers
Point will start changing dramatically. Landscape Solutions are armed for the challenge with our qualiﬁed team ready to manage and encourage the new spring plantings. Justin Morton is our Maintenance Manager and one of the key horticulturalists at Breakfast Point who manages our maintenance staff. On-site personnel include Leah, a horticulturalist who focuses on looking after the gardens and Mitch, our greenkeeper who takes care of the turf areas from the Village Green right down to the foreshore in front of the Harbour Manors. With the cold nights nearly over the couch turf will come out of its dormancy and start to ﬂourish at the Waterfront Park. Spring will also see the beginning of turf renovations where coring, topdressing and fertilising really take effect as our maintenance team is kept busy making the most of the warm weather. The rye grass that has kept the Village Green in such pristine condition over winter will recede as the couch starts to come back to life. It wonʼt be long before young kids are out on the pitch practicing to become one of the next cricketing heroes such as our local great, Michael Clarke. The warm spring sun will encourage many plants around Breakfast Point to start ﬂowering, such as the beautiful summer
Justin Morton inspects the couch turf of the Breakfast Point Village Green. Meet the maintenance team of Breakfast Point, from left to right; Grant McPherson, Joel Hall, Brad Staff, Leah Wardle, Justin Morton.
With the onset of spring the landscape at Breakfast
Eucalyptus in the Waterfront Park, the Jacarandas that frame Silkstone Park and the glorious Birds of Paradise which can be easily spotted throughout the landscape. Market Street also celebrates the artistsʼ palettes of colour as foliage covered plants display their brightly coloured new growth, contrasting adjacent plant species or complimenting the surrounding buildings. The Platanus (London Plane Trees) that line Breakfast Point Boulevarde and Village Drive will start to display their lime green foliage and provide shade for those strolling the street.
With the opening of a wide range of parks and gardens, there are many opportunities to treat yourself - be it getting lost in a book in the gazebo, watching the sun rise over the city skyline or having a picnic with family and friends. Whether on foot or bicycle, now is the time to step out of your home and share in the spring celebrations. With so much open space, glorious garden and community facilities now available to residents, there has never been a time like now for taking a wander and perhaps even dropping a “hello” to our friendly landscaping team. By Tim Buckle, Landscape Solutions
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Butt Wins Cup, Hands Down
staging of the 2nd Annual Breakfast Point Cup. A good ﬁeld of 20 resident golfers took to the course at 11.00am to play 18 holes and then returned to the clubhouse to enjoy a few well earned drinks and a story or too before the presentations. For Stephen Butt of Carolina, a late cancellation, a late call up, last on the tee, therefore Last in to Win. Stephen went around with an impressive 41 stableford points starting off casually on the front nine but coming home with a sizzling 24 points on the back nine to secure the Breakfast Point Cup on a count back from Judy Stuart also on 41 points. Great to see Judy and the girls mix it with the boys. The consistent Willie Ioelu was again near the top of the tree with an outstanding 40 points. Winners of the Teams event was Group 4 with a combined total of 148 points. They were Judy Stuart 41points, Lynne Richardson 37 points, Ian Stuart 33 points and Murray Beveridge 37 points.
A clear sunny winterʼs day at Massey Park saw the
Murray and Russ present the Breakfast Point Cup and prizes to Stephen Butt.
Gary OʼNeill putts as Tony Manning looks on.
We understand that the Stuarts were a bit under the weather the following morning, after winning ﬁve bottles of wine. Maybe we should have forced them to drink these before they tee off in November!!!!! Not a good day if your name was Jim. Unfortunately both Jims ﬁlled the last two spots with Jim Stanton winning the Bradman on a count back from Jim Dauparas.
Donʼt give up boys, the handicapper has taken note and will make some adjustments for next round. Thank you to all golfers for taking the time to make this an enjoyable day. Next Round: Sunday 20, November, 2005. More information to follow. By The Breakfast Point Estate Managers
Spoilt for choice at Breakfast Point! As residents of the harbourfront village, you are welcome to book The Community Hall, BBQ area and very soon, The Country Club with its many facilities for your own festivities. Contact the Breakfast Point Estate Managers during office hours for details and to make bookings on 8765 9033. 16-23 October Eat Out Week - The City of Canada Bay has made its mark as a food loversʼ paradise with some of Sydneyʼs most innovative restaurants setting up shop in the heart of Canada Bay. Eat Out Week celebrates the diversity of restaurants in Canada Bay. During Eat Out Week you will find everything on offer from degustation menus, to taster plates, free side dishes and special Eat Out Week menus. 16 October 10am - 4pm Concord Street Fair - Majors Bay Road will be a hive of activity with live music and sensational gourmet food from the cafes and restaurants of Concord. There will be over 50 specialty stalls including everything from arts and crafts to home wares and plenty of entertainment for the children. If you are interested in booking a stall at the event please contact Councilʼs event coordinator Elizabeth Rickard on 9911 6563.
Calendar of Events
21 October The 2nd annual Estate Managers Black and White Night – as last yearʼs Black and White night was such a success weʼve booked the Harbour Dinner Cruise on Matilda 3 for the 2nd annual event. Invitations will be distributed shortly. Limited numbers apply. November/ December Cinema In The Park - during November and December a great selection of free family movies appealing to audiences of all ages will be screened throughout Canada Bay. Whether itʼs a timeless classic, a musical or a childrenʼs favourite there will certainly be something for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast Point will also be a venue for one of the open air movies: Saturday, 3 December Village Green, Village Dive, Breakfast Point Movie starts at 8.30p.m.
1 November Melbourne Cup Lunch – mark the date. Weʼll let you know details in the near future. 20 November Golf Day – weʼll let you know details in the near future. 10 December - 7pm - 9.30pm Carols at Cabarita Park - bring a picnic and enjoy all your favourite Carols under the stars, by the water at picturesque Cabarita Park. 16 December Breakfast Point Christmas Function – join in festivities at the Village Green. This occasion will definitely be a highlight. Details to come. Wine Festival The proposed Wine Festival is being planned for a later date. Yoga Classes Yoga classes are held in the Community Hall with two sessions from 5.00p.m. Tuesdays. Contact the Breakfast Point Estate Managers for details.
Visit the Information Centre corner of Bishop, Medora and Kendall Streets, Breakfast Point, NSW, 2137 phone 1800 888 325
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