Official Opening of Warrendine Court
Here is the plain text version of the original feature article titled "A C.W.D. Special Feature on the Official Opening - B.O.D.C. Project - Warrendine Court" from the Central Western Daily newspaper, Friday 15th November 1979:
WARRENDINE COURT OPENS TOMORROW
Warrendine Court, the new Bathurst-Orange Development Corporation housing estate in Warrendine, has already been occupied and will be opened tomorrow.
The opening will be performed by the Minister for Decentralisation, Mr. J. Hallam, at 11.30am.
The official ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at Newstead for Mr. Hallam and official guests.
The units will be opened for public inspection between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday November 17, and Sunday November 18.
Two of the three bedroom units are already occupied and one has been allocated.
The $680,000 project has 12 three-bedroom units and 10 two-bedroom units and large areas of open space.
The units are situated between Franklin and Gardiner Roads near Cecil Roads.
Construction started in October last year.
The project manager of the Corporation, Mr. Eric Neville, says the project is unique
for the Development Corporation because it was the first time Corporation staff had designed such units.
In the past tenders had been let for design and construction of Corporation housing.
The Corporation's supervising architect, Mr. Barry Krone, was the design architect, with help from engineer Mr. Bob Vickers, clerk of works Mr. Barry Malone and Mr. Neville.
A number of other staff members also helped with the design.
The main feature of the project is the large area of open space.
About 56 per cent of the total area is open space including individual backyards for each unit.
Landscaping work on the open areas is expected to start when the units have been completed. The Western Forestry Service has designed the landscaping.
A special area has been set aside for children and playground equipment will be erected.
Mr. Neville said the units were designed with the intention of helping people get to know each other.
He said new people to the district who had moved here with decentralised industries and new businesses would be the main residents.
The areas of open space would help them to meet other people, especially with one area where a barbecue would be erected.
The units themselves include carpet, curtains, blinds, light fittings, stove, laundry, toolshed, garage and individual backyards.
All are heated and fully insulated.
Copy of the original article publication in the Central Western Daily newspaper, Friday 16th November 1979.