Club earns Villa­wood top gong

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SPEND­ING more than $10 mil­lion on a res­i­dents-only club and ad­join­ing dis­trict park paid div­i­dends for de­vel­oper Villa­wood Prop­er­ties, which scooped up an award for com­mu­nity en­gage­ment yesterday.

Club Arm­strong and the neigh­bour­ing Dis­trict Park are the cen­tre­piece of the Arm­strong es­tate at Mt Duneed.

The Ur­ban De­vel­op­ment In­sti­tute of Aus­tralia award recog­nises lead­er­ship and in­no­va­tion in ser­vices and so­cial in­fra­struc­ture in res­i­den­tial projects.

Villa­wood Prop­er­ties ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Rory Costel­loe said there was more to cre­at­ing a com­mu­nity than build­ing hous­ing al­lot­ments.

“The Club Arm­strong fa­cil­ity is a tes­ta­ment to the en­vi­able lifestyle that Villa­wood’s many com­mu­nity clubs pro­vide, but this was the first in a re­gional area and it has re­ally lifted the benchmark in Gee­long’s ur­ban de­vel­op­ment,” Mr Costel­loe said.

The club has a heated pool, out­door pool, gym­na­sium, fam­ily play­room, ten­nis courts, cafe and func­tion space.

Villa­wood’s land­scape con­sul­tant Barry Mur­phy was also awarded for his work at Arm­strong, while Arm­strong Creek es­tate War­ralily also took out two awards.

Villa­wood’s Rory Costel­loe.

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