The opening of Bay Park and Building D at One The Waterfront

Last month was a whirlwind of hand-shaking, ribbon-cutting and smiles at One The Waterfront, as two major elements of the $700 million Wentworth Point development were opened.

Bay Park Opening and Family Fun Day

The first was Bay Park, a green oasis of no less than 5000m² that takes pride of place in the centre of One The Waterfront. On the 14th of February the ribbon was cut by Andrew Wilson, Lord Mayor of Parramatta, in a ceremony that featured a traditional welcome to country from Elder Peta Strachan and songman Matthew Doyle of the Burruberongal clan. A plaque was also dedicated to the people of Wentworth Point – the community for whom the Park was created.

Nigel Napoli, Head of Sales and Marketing at Piety THP, explained the thinking behind the area. “One The Waterfront isn’t just a place to live; it’s also a lifestyle and a place to connect. Our vision was to create a space for all generations. I think that Bay Park is something that will really unite this community. It’s what binds this entire development together.”

But the real fun was yet to come. A little over a week later, on the 23rd of February, One The Waterfront held a family fun day to welcome the residents of the 466 surrounding apartments to their new communal space.

The day was packed with entertainment. Along with the permanent features of the park, like walking tracks, an extensive playground and interactive water fountains, the day featured a jumping castle, a petting zoo, face painting, ice cream for the kids, coffee for the adults, and a free lunch served up by food trucks.

“Today has been a huge success,” noted a smiling Amanda Panetta, Piety THP’s Marketing Manager. “We’re overwhelmed with the response of the people coming down to the park. It’s absolutely packed out there – the kids are having a great time, and so are the parents!”

One The Waterfront Building D Grand Reveal

But the opening of Bay Park wasn’t the only exciting moment of the last few weeks. Building D of One The Waterfront also had its grand reveal on 23 February 2019, during which 57 families got their very first look at their new homes. The apartments are due to be settled in the coming weeks after the reveal.

According to Napoli, it was an exciting moment for both the home owners and the developer.

“We want to not only create a home to live in, but we want to make them quite individual. We wanted these apartments to really stand out. Today is just to show them what that looks like. We first had interactions with these clients two years ago. Today they can walk in there, they see their colour scheme, they see the kitchen they selected, and the bathroom they selected.”

If first impressions were anything to go by, the quality, modernity and individuality more than met the new residents’ expectations. But Napoli says the excitement didn’t stop at the living spaces.

“At One The Waterfront [residents] can expect the full experience. There’s a rooftop cinema that we’re building, there’s rooftop barbecues, we’ve matched that with the outdoor space (Bay Park), they get an aquatic centre, they get a gymnasium – it’s a full experience.”

With both Bay Park and Building D now revealed, excitement at One The Waterfront is at an all-time high. But with more major milestones on the horizon, the team aren’t resting on their laurels yet.

Which means that for One The Waterfront residents, life will soon be getting even better!