Moorebank's new community takes shape

THE TRANSFORMATION of the former Boral brick quarry in Moorebank into the Georges Fair residential community is now in its final stretch.

Occupying 103 hectares on Nuwarra Road, project director for developer Investa Property Group, Nathan Huon, said contractors had already started on the group's conservation project.

About 32 hectares of native bushland adjacent to the Georges River will be conserved, and a further four hectares will be dedicated to the community for use as a public park.

Mr Huon said Phil Tolhurst Park, Central Park and Southern Park were already open, while a fourth park was scheduled for completion later this year.

"The development of Georges Fair has improved what had become a degraded environment," he said.

"More than 1000 trees have already been planted throughout the community.

"And, we've retained the site's brick-making heritage in street names and park sculptures, so it can be remembered."

Mr Huon said it took a decade of planning and extensive site rehabilitation to bring the residential precinct to fruition.

"But now more than 500 families call Georges Fair home," he said.

The project is almost two thirds complete. Mr Huon said most of the residents who bought land within Georges Fair were existing Liverpudlians.

"There is a trend among locals to remain in the Liverpool area when buying their first home or upgrading," he said.

"There's a strong sense of family in Liverpool and that's evident at Georges Fair.

"Many Georges Fair residents have fond memories of growing up here and are keen to raise their children in the same community, close to their extended family."

For more information about Georges Fair, call: 9602 1701 or visit: georgesfair.com.au.

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