Dahua Group Australia opens new recreational facilities at Barden Ridge

Community feel: Future Barden Ridge residents, the Kiddle family, welcome the suburb's latest outdoor recreational facilities.
Community feel: Future Barden Ridge residents, the Kiddle family, welcome the suburb's latest outdoor recreational facilities.

Barden Ridge has become one big giant 'playground'.

Dahua Group Australia has completed the remainder of more than $3 million worth of outdoor recreational amenities.

It is part of The Ridgeway master-planned community, designed by Place Design Group.

The extensive outdoor facilities include shelters, an outdoor kitchen, community garden, playground, parks and a viewing platform over the escarpment.

There are also more than four kilometres of cycle and walk paths that connect the estate to Barden Ridge Oval and The Ridge Sporting Complex.

"Providing high-quality amenity is an integral part of a functional master-planned community," Senior Development Manager at Dahua, Paddy O'Donoghue, said.

"Dahua is committed to bringing The Ridgeway community together in creative and innovative ways by utilising the outdoor environment.

"The new recreational spaces are now focal gathering places for the community which is enhancing social cohesion. All of the facilities integrate with the bushland environment, overlooking the escarpment above Woronora River."

Director of Sydney at Place Design Group, Nick Ison, said The Ridgeway offered a unique approach to community facilities with resident needs placed at the forefront of the nature focused design.

"The newest additions are the pizza oven and community garden with six planting beds," he said. "This is an area where families and friends can gather to entertain in a group setting, combined with the adjacent play spaces.

"The development's functional, inclusive and multi-use outdoor community facilities cater for all generations. There are several active and passive spaces to gather and socialise to strengthen community life in the estate."

Future resident Sarah Kiddle praised the new facilities.

"[They are] ideal for our family of five including three children," she said.

"They are located within a few steps from our future custom designed house. We currently reside in Menai and know the area very well. The Ridgeway is centrally located will all essential services including shops, schools and transport access close by."

All 136 land parcels in The Ridgeway have also sold.

Dahua purchased the land from the Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council in December 2016.