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Bangor Official Opening

Bangor opening ribbon on door

Sylvanvale officially opened its new state-of-the-art, luxury properties in Bangor for people with disability in a special ceremony that took place on Tuesday 26 April 2022. The $5 million development, which comprises six homes, will accommodate eight people eligible for Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).​​​​​​​

Sylvanvale’s patron, Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening.

The dwellings have been designed to support people with significant disabilities to live in their own home with as much independence as possible. The homes are all assistive technology ready and follow universal design principles – which include height adjustable features in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. 

The homes feature carefully designed living spaces to provide residents with open, and private areas that can be comfortably shared with guests. Residents will have access to support from Sylvanvale staff, if required.

Governor and Chairman unveil plaque
Bangor property inside living room
Governor and CEO standing with other VIPs
Our special guests included (from left) the Member for Holsworthy, Mr Lee Evans, MP; Sylvanvale Chairman, Mr Jeff McCarthy; Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC, Governor of New South Wales; Sylvanvale CEO, Ms Leanne Fretten; Member for Miranda and Minister for Small Business and Minister for Fair Trading, the Honourable Eleni Petinos, MP; Member for Holsworthy, Ms Melanie Gibbons, MP; and Sutherland Shire Mayor, Councillor Carmelo Pesce.

The properties will be life-changing for the new residents, including brothers John and Paul Mokeeff, who will be able to live together for the first time since they left home to move into disability accommodation more than 30 years ago.

The official opening event was attended by many special guests including Sylvanvale supporters, our Board of Directors, life members, the project team, families, the people we support and staff.

Watch our properties come to life in these amazing time-lapse videos!

"We are very excited about our new Bangor properties, which will change the lives of the people who live in them. Each home will support people with disability to have more independence in their own lives, enabling them to live the life they choose.”

Sylvanvale CEO, Leanne Fretten

“These innovative homes go to the very heart of what Sylvanvale is about. They offer independence, choice and control, social connections, inclusion and equality. We believe they are the way forward in specialist disability accommodation.”

Sylvanvale Chairman, ​​​​​​​Jeff McCarthy

“As Sylvanvale’s patron, I am heartened to see this significant step forward for people with disability, whose lives are often disadvantaged by the homes they live in. Congratulations Sylvanvale on your considered and innovative response to a community need.”

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC