NEW BLOCK: TV personalities Ayden and Jess from The Block were at the HomeExpo, spending their time chatting with fans and signing autographs.
NEW BLOCK: TV personalities Ayden and Jess from The Block were at the HomeExpo, spending their time chatting with fans and signing autographs. Rob Williams

Families look to Providence HomeExpo in first-home dream

STRONG demand for new house and land packages in the Ripley Valley was reinforced at the weekend's HomeExpo festival at Providence.

More than 1300 people went through the new display village on Saturday and organisers yesterday anticipated a bigger crowd on early numbers for the second day of the festival.

Providence director Michael Khan said their partners at the expo were getting good numbers through and were getting a lot of bookings.

"A few of the builders have got the next few weeks already booked out for people to come in and talk to them about building homes and more importantly for us building homes within Providence so it's all very exciting," Mr Khan said.

"We've released a couple of new stages in the last week or so and our land sales agents have taken some good deposits this weekend."

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Mr Khan said the opening of the 24-home display village was a major milestone for Providence.

"We turned the first sod in March last year and it's been a pretty exciting run and we've sold in excess of 320 lots now and it's all coming out of the dirt and taking shape," he said.

He said the neighbourhood centre precinct was the next milestone, set to open in February.

"We're working through our Providence Centre which is going to be our permanent sales and marketing facility and we're putting a community space in there with a cafe and that will be built adjacent to our water park and adventure play and district park which will have barbecues and shelters," Mr Khan said.

"We're putting in a small amphitheatre area to have movie nights in the park. Once we get that whole neighbourhood precinct completed by early next year that's going to be a fantastic benefit for the community early on, so we're very much focussed on the neighbourhood and the community."



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