In 2015, a 12 hectare site in Cooranbong near Morisset in Lake Macquarie was acquired and soon after leading Architectural, Landscape Design and Engineering firms were engaged to draw plans to meet the brief: design and build a landmark Retirement Village.
Now with the relevant Council approvals in place, Stage 1 construction is planned to commence towards the end of 2017. Initial feedback from the local community has been very positive on all aspects of the village especially the master plan concept and the house designs. This confidence has translated into forward commitments with stage one being 45% sold in a matter of weeks.
Boyd McCallum – Director
With close to 30 years of local property development experience, Boyd brings a diverse range of professional skills to the Catalina project, most recently as the Principal and Director of the well regarded multidisciplinary property consultancy, Global PDC Property & Development Consultants. During this time Boyd has led the conception and delivery of many large-scale Development projects across Northern NSW in the Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Educational sectors. More Recently, valuable sector experience was gained in Retirement Living and Aged Care, whilst leading a major Seniors Living Development project for one of Australia’s largest village owner/operators.
With specific expertise in site appraisal and acquisition, Boyd has overseen the creation of the Catalina village master plan, and ensured all the Council planning and design requirements have been met while retaining the landmark village vision.
“I’m excited to be bringing a new standard of village to the Lake Macquarie region and assisting Residents settle into their new homes.”
Stephen Murray – Director
As a qualified Accountant with a Diploma in Land Economics and a Certificate 4 in Building and Construction, Stephen’s academic background is impressively complemented with vast experience in the home building industry.
For 13 years Stephen held senior managerial roles including CFO/CEO at Clarendon Property Group, which was at the time, NSW’s largest home builder (building approximately 20,000 homes over that period). In 2006 the time was right to sell Clarendon, creating the opportunity to embark on a personal career dream; building custom designed premium homes.
Founded in 2008, Yarrum Designer Homes has expanded operations from the Hunter Valley to Newcastle. With a track record of high customer satisfaction and consistent growth, the company has received on-going recognition at the highest levels with a range of impressive industry accolades.