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Lantern Living 2

Welcome to the second edition of Lantern Living! We hope you’ve been enjoying a wonderful autumn season.

Construction Update

In this edition, we wanted to give you an update on what’s happening with works at the park. We’ve had a few delays getting authority approvals, but despite this, works are now well and truly underway. The contractors have been busy clearing trees, demolishing the former manager’s house and moving Brenda’s house on site 50, which will soon be ready for her

to move back into. They have also begun some earthworks and filling the former pond in the north- western corner of the park.

Works have now begun on the construction of a large concrete underground storage tank in the roadway in front of sites 24, 25, 34, 47, 48, 49 and 50. This tank will hold storm water during periods of heavy rain, and its construction was a requirement of Camden Council.

A temporary road has been built for access to homes 47, 48, 49, and 50 during these works. Homes on sites 24, 25 and 34 will still be able to access their carports during the works. However, the roadway in front of these homes will be blocked off while the tank is being constructed. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Sewer Connection

Next up, we will be connecting the park to the Sydney Water sewer main, which was recently installed to the north of the park.

Part of the area that the new pipework passes through was said to potentially contain Aboriginal artifacts. We engaged an archeologist some time ago to undertake a thorough search of the ground, but no artifacts were found. We will be boring underground for 110 metres to install some of the pipework and then excavating a 90-metre trench for the remaining pipework.

The machinery and workmen will enter and leave the site through the works zone, and we don’t expect there to be any impact on residents during these works.

Turtles

We have a number of turtles that live in the sewer treatment ponds and you can see many of them sunning themselves on the banks most afternoons. Recently, five turtles tried to escape – three were found near the front entrance and the other two in the park. All five were safely returned to the pond. It seems like someone must have told them what was going on! We would like to reassure everyone that we will be working closely with WIRES to safely rehouse the turtles when the ponds are decommissioned.

Display Home

Our display home is now on site and is scheduled for completion at the end of June. You are very welcome to come and have a look through it upon completion.

Homes for Sale

As well as the 28 new homes we’ll have available as part of the park’s extension, we have two other homes coming up for sale:

  • A new home on site 67 is now on site and is scheduled for completion at the end of June.
  • We have begun completely refurbishing the home on site 40 with new wall linings, bathroom, kitchen, carpet and blinds; fresh paint inside and out, and upgraded fencing and landscaping.

If you have any friends that who might interested in joining the Four Lanterns Estate community, please ask them to contact your Park Manger, Neil Schwennessen.

Community Areas

As part of the extension of the park we will be creating two new community recreation areas, one at the rear of the office and the other between new sites 104 and 105.

These areas will be for everyone to use. We are currently finalising the design of these areas however

the area at the rear of the office will incorporate a large covered shelter with a BBQ, chairs and tables and the area between sites 104 and 105 will be designed as a community garden with raised planting beds.

More details will come in future issues along with more exciting news on improvements planned for the estate.

Thank You

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during the construction period, and hope that you will enjoy the estate’s new and improved facilities upon completion.

If you have any further questions about the upcoming works, please don’t hesitate to contact your park manager:

Neil Schwennessen
email: [email protected]
phone: (02) 9606 5340