At The Gables we believe a warm welcome can make a big difference.

The Gables Community Activation Program, run by community organisation Connections will deliver that welcome that link residents to services, and other residents, and engage them in a series of fun events.

Matthew Scard, Development Director at Celestino, said building the community is just as important as building homes.

“By July this year, we will have had 100 households move into The Gables,” he said. “But a well-designed Masterplan isn’t just about what we include, it’s about when we deliver facilities and programs.”

 According to Mr Scard, what sets Celestino and The Gables apart, is the delivery of infrastructure and programs ahead of residents.

“We launched the stunning Orchard park before the first residents moved in, and we’ll have three planned parks opened before we reach our 100-house milestone,” he said.

“You can’t overstate the importance a sense of belonging brings to a place, so helping our residents form connections and engage in their community is vital.”

The activation program is run by Community Facilitator Rebecca Lynch.

“My first step will be to connect with and personally welcome each new resident and present them with a branded cheeseboard and welcome pack with information about local businesses and services,” she said.

“But I’ve actually already made contact with a lot of our current and future residents through The Gables community Facebook group. It’s exciting to know connections are being forged so early on between these future neighbours.”

 Ms Lynch also has a series of ‘Meet your neighbour’ events planned and will continue to expand the program as she gets to know the residents.

 “Our first event held on Friday 1 of June was a huge success and I’m looking forward to welcoming more and more residents as the community continues to grow here at The Gables,” she said.

 “Working closely with a new community from the get-go is going to help us create a tailored program of events and activities that sets The Gables above the rest,” she said.

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