A FIREWORKS finale topped off the celebrations on a day of fun when the second neighbourhood of the Sekisui House $500 million masterplanned community Ecco Ripley was unveiled.
The Lighthaven launch gave an opportunity for residents to enjoy entertainment, food trucks, market stalls, competitions and the evening pyrotechnics.
The celebration was part of Sekisui House's ongoing support of the community.
Over 2000 revellers turned out for the occasion, eager to have the first look at Ecco Ripley's latest instalment.
Lighthaven will offer the closest residential address to the $1.5bn Ripley Town Centre in the entire Ripley Valley.
It was announced that 25 per cent of the first stage release of Lighthaven had already sold after attracting strong interest prior to the June 18 public launch.
Sekisui House CEO and managing director Toru Abe said Lighthaven reflected the company's commitment to rolling out the next generation in community living.
Mr Abe said the neighbourhood at Ecco Ripley exemplified the company's design philosophy of ECCO, namely Environment, Community, Connected, Opportunity.
"Lighthaven embodies a new generation in lifestyle, in line with Sekisui House's philosophy of creating all-encompassing living environments from the building of individual homes to infrastructure, roads, public spaces and amenities,” he said.
"Our holistic and sustainable approach to design and development is realised in both land and built-form with Lighthaven and the development of major infrastructure for the region with the Ripley Town Centre.”
Lighthaven has been offered to the public following the success of Ecco Ripley's first neighbourhood, Brooking Rise, where more than 750 residents now live or are busy building homes.
Featuring more than 10ha of open space and parklands, Lighthaven will be at the heart of the Ripley Valley as the closest neighbourhood to the Ripley Town Centre, which will be a short walk or cycle away.
Buyers in the initial release of Lighthaven will be moving into their new homes when the $40 million first stage of the Town Centre opens in early 2018.
Home owners in Lighthaven will be no more than 200m from the neighbourhood's sprawling open space and parklands, which include seating, barbecues, shelters, walking tracks, parks, playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment and activity areas for the whole family to enjoy.
Lighthaven's first release comprises 38 lots that range in size from 300sqm to 450sqm, priced from $172,000.
Suitable for first home buyers, investors, upsizers and downsizers, Lighthaven lots are NBN-ready and offer natural gas connection. Buyers have the option of building their home with a house-and-land package designed by Sekisui House or to use a builder of their choice.