Wivenhoe Village was created through a very successful joint venture between the Sisters of the Good Samaritan and Mbark Pty Ltd. The Sisters have been custodians of the land for over a hundred years and retain a strong attachment to the land, as does the local community.
Having realised their vision to share the custody of the land with families and others who now choose to call it home, the Sisters retain ownership of the vast conservation lands surrounding Wivenhoe, while village ownership remains with the Mbark Group. The Sisters are supported with the long-term maintenance of this unique bush land resource surrounding bushland by a trust which has been established specifically for this purpose.
Mbark has a highly regarded track record of creating award winning quality developments such as The Arbour, an over 55s village in Berry, the redevelopment of a formerly derelict building at 117 Harrington St in The Rocks and Kirkham Rise, a residential community surrounded by 120 hect of critically endangered bushland. Mbark’s success is based on creating strong community engagement. A dedication to delivering exceptional design together with a respect for the environment ensures that Mbark continues to achieve excellent results for current communities and for those in future generations.
The Sisters and Mbark share an appreciation of the cultural history as well as a commitment to preserve the bushland integrity of the site.
Meet the team
The Wivenhoe Village Management consists of a team of dedicated staff who manage Wivenhoe Village on behalf of it’s Owners. The team includes a General Manager, Resident Services Manager, Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Team who work hard to ensure life at Wivenhoe village is hassle free!
Mike looks after the day to day running of the village and oversees all financial and operational matters. Mike also works closely with the Resident Committee to ensure that the village runs smoothly.
Mick works closely with the maintenance team to ensure the facilities are running to a high standard and the landscaping of the village is something we can be proud of.
Erin looks after the needs of the residents and arranges social activities, as well as health and wellbeing services. Erin produces a monthly newsletter and event calendar to keep everyone informed about what is happening at Wivenhoe Village.
Wivenhoe Village occupies a truly unique bushland precinct within the prestigious residential estate of Kirkham Rise. Known to many locals as the Mater Dei school land, Kirkham Rise is accessed via a striking entry off Macquarie Grove Road at Cobbitty. Entering Wivenhoe Village, through a landscaped access off Sutton Avenue, is like entering a grand country estate of yesteryear.
Wivenhoe Village offers over 7kms of walking trails and cycleways, meandering through picturesque bushland surrounding the village. Conservation areas, informal woodland parks, on site dams and swales all create an idyllic environment; a private oasis to call home, whilst being surprisingly convenient to shops, community facilities, hospitals and churches.
Located only minutes from picturesque Camden and the emerging Oran Park Town and Narellan Town Centre, residents at Wivenhoe Village will also appreciate the easy access to all parts of Sydney via excellent roads, rail and bus services.