Buyers into the $4 billion new community in Sydney’s North West were treated to rides, jumping castles, face painting, pony rides and a birthday feast.

According to Matthew Scard, Celestino’s Development Director for The Gables, the day was a huge success. On arrival buyers were given a personalised name tag containing their future street name, which encouraged a sense of community spirit as future residents sought out others set to live on their street. They heard more about plans for The Gables and were given the chance to vote on the design of their neighbourhood park.

“We gave the community the opportunity to choose which of two park designs they liked the most for their neighbourhood park,” Mr Scard said. “We want our residents to play a part in creating the community they’ll soon call home.”

The future residents voted on two park designs – an orchard theme fostering adventure and exploration through a canopy of deciduous trees; and a contemporary themed crop circle design, with play and park elements striking out from a central Ficus tree.

The orchard themed park was the overwhelming winner. Designed by landscape architects Oculus, it features deciduous trees that will provide much needed shade in summer while letting the sun in during winter. A discreetly fenced playground, complete with water bubblers, bike racks and a ping pong table will encourage safe and worry-free play, while custom seating with shelters and BBQ facilities will create a community hub.

Of course, no birthday is complete without a cake. Future resident Deborah Corkery, her son Jack (8) and daughter Abbey (11) helped Mr Scard cut The Gables first birthday cake.

Deborah and her husband Kevin, currently live in Quakers Hill and were among the first buyers at The Gables a year ago. They plan to build a double-storey home and pool with Eden Brae Homes.

“The Gables is perfect for us,” Mrs Corkery said. “We particularly love all the open spaces and the fact that we’ll have our own town centre. It’s also close to my husband’s work in Norwest Business Park.”

The Corkery’s aren’t the only ones to be attracted by the convenience and exceptional amenities at The Gables.

Close to 500 lots have been sold in the first year, and interest remains high.

“The Gables offers great connections to everything that's on offer in the North West,” Mr Scard said. “As a masterplanned community residents will benefit from a high level of amenity. All homes are within walking distance to open space and cycle and pedestrian pathways linking to sporting fields, schools and a future mixed-use town centre services – you can’t get much better than that.”

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