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Wednesday 19 October has proved itself to be a hugely significant date in the journey, legacy, and vision of the highly anticipated opening of Kokoda Residences.

Vasey Communities Directors, members, staff, project team, residents and soon-to-be residents witnessed the NSW Governor, Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC formally open Kokoda Residences.

Welcomed by Vasey Communities former Chairman and Board Director and the ceremonial MC, Colonel Keith Schollum (RETD), he presented a special “brief history of time” video to the attentive audience. 

Vasey Communities’ Chairman, Kate Gunton, reflected on the project’s vision and background along with insights into the history of the organisation itself.

Graham Hooper, Vasey Communities’ CEO, followed this with more specific details about Kokoda Residences’ architectural vision, the clever design features that make the apartments and facilities so age friendly (but not noticeable), the distinct quality of build, through to the significant naming of the key community spaces.

A personal story was also shared by Kokoda Residences very own Sales Professional, Maureen Malouf who, along with her husband, even chose to buy, and was amongst the first residents to move in back in late August.

With Chairman Kate Gunton alongside, Her Excellency then unveiled the plaque to officially open Kokoda Residences as the Patron of Vasey Communities. 

Pictured: Kate Gunton, Chairman of Vasey Communities (left) and Her Excellency, the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC KC, Governor of NSW (right).

The Opening Ceremony date of this much-praised retirement community coincided with the 125th birthday of Vasey Communities’ inspirational Founder Mrs Jessie Vasey. A special ceremonial video was shown to pay tribute to Mrs Jessie Vasey.

Watch: Brief History of Time Video

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