About Warrendine Court
Warrendine Court, Orange NSW, is the original model for sustainable medium-density urban living in the Central West.
Officially opened on 16th November 1979 by the NSW Minister for Decentralisation, the Hon. Jack Hallam, Warrendine Court set the 'gold standard' for green-space provision and community creation in multi-unit developments such as townhouses.
Subsequent medium-density developments in the region failed to match the quality of environment and amenity enjoyed by Warrendine Court, with its generous open parkland, and private-use land parcels up to 423 square metres - that's almost double the house block sizes in some new estates.
Smart, green and friendly
The environmental appeal of Warrendine Court begins with wide open spaces shaded by mature trees, and displays of drought-resistant ornamental shrubs and grasses.
Each townhouse design features a minimum 3-way aspect for all-day natural light and cross-flow ventilation. Latest by-laws allow individual solar panel installations, and rainwater storage tanks for the added water needs of gardeners and pool/spa-owners.
Brick, tile and solid timber weatherboard construction, combined with large areas of low-maintenance aluminium-framed glazing, provide passive solar and insulative properties, as well as expansive garden views from all internal living areas.
Privacy and community
The unique concept of Warrendine Court provides an extraordinary feeling of individual space and privacy for each home and its private yard. Yet, at the same time, neighbourly interaction and a strong sense of residential community is encouraged.
Visitors have described Warrendine Court as 'a gated community without the gates'. The latched walkway on the Gardener Road entrance, and long tree-lined driveway off Franklin Road, give residents safe distance from any road traffic noise, and peace-of-mind with regard to children and pets.
Owner-occupied townhouses tend to be tightly held, and even tenanted properties rarely change long-term occupants.