Stonecutters Ridge hosting the NSW Open

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When we originally decided to build at Stonecutters Ridge, we were promised that one day, this golf course would be a contender for major tournaments. The course didn’t even open for at least a year after moving in, but this promise has eventuated.

The 2014 NSW Open forms part of the PGA Tour of Australasia and will be played at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club, near Blacktown, from 13-16 November. Entry to the course is FREE.

With the historic NSW Open to be held at Stonecutters Ridge Golf Club next month, organizers have received tremendous support from local and
national businesses keen to anchor the event in the Greater Western Sydney heartland. Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) have shown tremendous support of golf across Australia through their association with both Golf NSW and separately with the PGA of Australia.

Radio 2GB will again be lending their powerful support of the event through their large listening audience, and are valuable media partners of the tournament. To be able to reach over 600,000 different people each week across a broadcast area that stretches north to Budgewoi, west to Katoomba and south-west to Picton, it is acknowledged as the No.1 station for all listeners aged 30 and over.

In addition to Radio 2GB, the NSW Open has also secured Sky Radio as another media partner. Their popular breakfast program “Big Sports
Breakfast” will be broadcast ‘live’ from Stonecutters Ridge on the mornings of the first round (Thursday 13th November) and of the final round (16th November).

The press release in its entirety can be read here.

The Stonecutters Ridge Golf Course has matured significantly since it opened. While the club itself continues to experience growing pains since moving from Ashlar, the ongoing maintenance of the course is exceptional and a day on the course here is great day out. The NSW Open will no doubt be a successful event that should see the NSW Open find a home here for years to come.

Custom Merbau Pergola

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Hey, it’s us. We’re still here, albeit with a lot going on. Here’s a peek into some of the progress we’ve made since we last provided an update.

One of the upgrades we sprung for when building our Liberty 42 with Metricon was french doors off the side of the home to take advantage of the extra room we have on the side of our home. The Liberty is a relatively narrow home design, which lent itself to the splayed 650sqm block we purchased at Stonecutters Ridge. With a northerly aspect, this area of the home gets a bit of sun throughout the year – a blessing on most days, though on the hot side during a scorching Aussie summer.

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We’re alive and kicking.

Hello world.

Flipping back through the calendar, I’m realizing it’s been…a long time since I’ve visited my own blog and updated everyone on the progress of all things “house and home”, and boy, do we have a lot to talk about. Posts forthcoming, we’ve done a lot. We’ve completed the ‘must haves’ (if we ever wanted to sell), and have moved on to the ‘nice to haves’.

More detailed posts are on their way, but to quickly list our accomplishments over the summer, we’ve:

Tiled our outdoor areas
Built a deck for the front of the house
Built a pergola outside the ‘Christmas Room’
Installed Luxaflex shutters for our outdoor room (our bifold doors are now more open than not, even in the winter!)
Planted a garden in the front of the house

That’s all for now. It’s a quick update, but I will leave you with a few shots I took via Instagram. Enjoy!

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Stonecutters Ridge Community Centre Grand Opening

Stonecutters Ridge is growing quickly and the golf course will be open for play in just a few weeks! As the area starts to mature and come into its own, the community is invited to the official opening of Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre on Saturday, 4 August 2012 from 11am to 3pm with a jam packed day of FREE entertainment and family activities.

Bring the entire family along to see what Stonecutters Ridge Neighbourhood Centre has to offer. The day will feature face painting; an animal farm; a jumping castle and a FREE BBQ from 12noon to 2.30pm.

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Permanent Occupancy Certificate (Part III)

After a long wait, with little information from both Metricon and Council, we received the phone call we’d been waiting to get for quite awhile. Council has signed off on the remaining items, and our permanent occupancy certificate is in the mail!

For weeks, we’ve been wondering what big issue we’d be facing next. No info was being communicated from the builder (please work on this in the future, Metricon!) and frankly, we were starting to freak out. After a number of unreturned phone calls to Metricon, we were contacted out of the blue by Blacktown City Council. It wasn’t Metricon that was causing the hold up – it was Council!

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