Tropi­anos keep­ing Crest in the fam­ily

Joondalup Weekender - - News - Com­mu­ni­tynews

LONG­TIME Landsdale res­i­dent Joe Tropi­ano is ex­cited to fi­nally have neigh­bours on his 4ha prop­erty, de­spite get­ting set to welcome more than 80 of them.

He and brothers-in-law Leo, An­gelo and Robert Vinci are de­vel­op­ing the site at the cor­ner of Rangeview Road and Kingsway, which will of­fer 80 homes rang­ing in size from 226sq m to 397sq m.

Mr Tropi­ano and his wife Anne have lived at their Rangeview home for 25 years and his father-in­law Leo Vinci lives op­po­site, after buy­ing his prop­erty more than 40 years ago.

“It’s a fam­ily af­fair. We’ve lived here for 25 years; our kids have grown up here,” he said.

Mr and Mrs Tropi­ano will re­main in their home on the cor­ner of the site after com­ple­tion of the devel­op­ment, known as The Crest.

“We’re more ex­cited to ac­tu­ally have neigh­bours,” he said.

“When we first moved out here it was a very rough bi­tu­men road, all market gardens around.

“It’s all slowly been de­vel­oped.”

They have spent the past sev­eral years pre­par­ing for devel­op­ment.

“It’s been a dream of ours,” Mr Tropi­ano said.

The area is set to re­main a fam­ily af­fair, with the Tropi­ano’s two chil­dren buy­ing homes within the devel­op­ment, along with some of their cousins.

“It’s going to be one big happy fam­ily,” he said.

“I think ev­ery­one has been want­ing this devel­op­ment to go ahead for quite a while.

“The lo­ca­tion is ab­so­lutely fan­tas­tic and once you’ve lived here you’ll un­der­stand how close you are to ev­ery­thing. It’s still got that good feel­ing about it.”

The de­vel­op­ers will hold an open day with a free sausage siz­zle and chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties on Saturday from 11am to 2pm at 19 Rangeview Road.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey

Anne and Joe Tropi­ano at The Crest at Landsdale. d474801

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