Building a Community at The New Rouse Hill
Date: 20/12/2010

Making everyone feel welcome is just one part of The New Rouse Hill’s vision to build a community that creates a sense of belonging for new and existing residents. Through the implementation of a unique Community Connections program, The New Rouse Hill offers future and existing residents the chance to quickly settle into their new home and become an active member of their new community.


Ranisha Clarke, Project Director for The New Rouse Hill said the new community offers residents the chance to properly connect with their environment and benefit from a range of services and activities available to them.


“ The Community Connections program makes it easy for new residents to quickly feel part of The New Rouse Hill community. From ‘get to know your neighbour’ initiatives to the Our Rouse community intranet that includes information on local businesses and groups, residents are given the support they need to feel right at home at The New Rouse Hill,” said Ms Clarke.


 An integral part of The New Rouse Hill’s community building commitment, the Community Connections program provides future and existing residents with the support they need to move into their new home and become familiar with the local facilities and services available to them. Regular events and community updates provide residents with an opportunity to get to know their environment intimately, while collaborative efforts with local businesses and community organisations play an important role in helping provide residents with a variety of community programs specific to their needs.


Helping to successfully implement the Community Connections program is a dedicated Community Liaison Manager, whose role includes providing ongoing support and assistance for those living at The New Rouse Hill.  In addition, regular events and activities held through the Community Connections program promote community engagement and give residents an opportunity to get involved in their surroundings.


Relishing in his new home environment, local resident Brian McCombe moved into The New Rouse Hill community in October last year and has been blown away by the level of support and opportunities available to local residents.


“I couldn’t be happier having found a community that I can really call home.  I have built some incredible relationships with other residents and local businesses, and I just love the area.

“Whether it is a trip to the cinemas and local restaurants or attending a local community event, the people here are incredibly friendly and the range of services on offer is impressive.  Even Woolworths and Coles are open until midnight!” Mr McCombe said.


Helping to welcome residents like Mr McCombe, The New Rouse Hill’s quarterly Meet Your Neighbours events are an opportunity for future and existing residents to come together and socialise in a relaxed environment.  The themed events also provide an opportunity for The New Rouse Hill Project Director to personally welcome new residents to the community and provide an update on new developments and key milestones for the project.


“It is important that we offer a range of fulfilling, supportive and informative services and activities to future and existing residents of The New Rouse Hill, which ultimately bring the community together and create a sense of belonging for everyone,” Ms Clarke said.


Developed by Lend Lease and The GPT Group, in partnership with Landcom and the NSW Land and Property Management Authority, The New Rouse Hill is a vibrant new community that will become home to approximately 4,500 residents.  In keeping with the vision for the project, The New Rouse Hill is committed to building a community in which its residents can enjoy, relax and feel at home.