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Bathurst - $22 million Bulky Goods/Retail Development - May 2010

Approval has been received from Bathurst City Council and the Joint Regional Planning Panel for a $22 million development of fast food, petrol and bulky goods retail development on the Great Western Highway at Kelso. The development will be undertaken in two stages. Work will commence on the subdivision immediately with McDonalds to start trading before the end of 2010. KFC and Woolworths Petrol Plus will open early in 2011.


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Glenning Park Estate at Tumbi Umbi - April 2010

The recent release of 19 lots within the Glenning Park Estate at Tumbi Umbi has been well received by the market with approximately 80% of the lots sold off the plan.  Prices range from $245,000 for level, good building lots. Selling agents are McLachlans on 02 4332 1155 and Shire Real Estate on 02 4332 3777.



Stevens Group appointed Development Managers for Proposed Aldi and Retail Development – July 2009.

The Stevens Group has been appointed by the Oliveri family to be development managers and lead consultants in the rezoning application and development of a new shopping centre at Bossley Park in the south west of Sydney.


The site which is strategically located amongst a large residential catchment area is located on busy Horsley Drive and the proposal, if accepted by Council, will have an Aldi Supermarket and associated specialty shops along with a medical centre and childcare centre.


The overall development will have around 7000m2 of retail and commercial space and ancillary uses.


Total project cost is estimated at $14,000,000. 



Stevens Group sells the Northlakes Tavern to Coles Group - December 2007

After Stevens completed the delivery of the Northlakes Tavern development, Coles agreed to purchase out Stevens’ interest in the tavern. The opening of the tavern has proved extremely successful and will be the best facility of its type in the northern Central Coast region. The agreement will also allow Coles Group to open a 1st Choice Liquor Superstore on the site in 2008.



The Vintage: Stevens Group buys out Macquarie Bank - October 2006

The Stevens Group recently purchased Medallist Golf Holdings' stake in The Vintage. Previously a 50% stakeholder, the Stevens Group now owns 100% of The Vintage including the golf club and residential development.

Since the commencement of The Vintage in 2000, the Stevens Group has endeavoured to create a lifestyle residential golf community and leisure destination second to none. The commitment to The Vintage remains as strong as ever and the increased stake in ownership reinforces the long term vision for the project.


Stevens Group sells the Glen Group - October 2006

At the end of 2006 Stevens Holdings sold its interest in the Glen Group. The Glen Group had set new standards in the Retirement Vilage industry with their 4 retirement villages on the Central Coast. In 2005 Glengara was recognised with a national award as Australia's best retirement village. Stevens Group was involved in the development of both the Glengara Retirement Village and the Forresters Beach Retirement Village.


The villages have been sold to the public company Meridian for a record price for residential developments on the Central Coast.


John Stevens, Managing Director of Stevens Group with Don and Nancy Panoz



The Vintage: New Partnership - October 2006

In October 2006 Stevens unveiled a new partnership with the very successful business team and developers Don and Nancy Panoz. Don and Nancy will be partnering John in the golf course and the resort developments at The Vintage.

Around the globe, Don and Nancy Panoz are respected as visionary business owners. Their experience is as broad as it is diverse. They founded the Mylan Pharmaceutical Corporation, a pharmaceutical packaging company. Don then moved to Ireland to further the development of the company, and in doing so he formed the Elan Corporation. the Elan Corporation now holds more than 100 worldwide pharmaceutical patents. Don's team invented and patented the Nicorette patch.

The same dedication they showed in the pharmaceutical field was then applied to their next passion - combining the wine, hotel and resort industries. The first of these ventures was Château Élan, a 3500 acre winery, resort and residential development about 40mins drive north of Atlanta in the hills of north Georgia.


Don is one of the largest and most successful race car manufacturers in the world. His cars have won at Le Mans, Daytona and 3 times at the Indy500. Don's interests also extend beyond the cars and into the raceways - he owns the Le Mans series in America, Road Atlanta race track, Sebring Raceway and Laguna Seca Raceway - the premier road racing venue in the United States. Don was recently indicted into the Le Mans hall of fame.


Without exception all of the Panoz ventures have one thing in common - an excellence in service that is second to none. Don and Nancy's companies have open communication channels, and they provide their staff with excellent training in all aspects of business.

Don and Nancy's commitment to The Vintage is substantial, and they now call Australia home for 4 months of the year. Their wealth of experience will be instrumental in crafting the future of The Vintage.


Don and Nancy have been married 50 years and have five grown children.




The New Northlakes Tavern now open - July 2007

The newly constructed Northlakes Tavern opened to the public on Monday 30th July 2007. This new family Tavern delivers to the community the very best in hotel facilities, including a state-of-the-art TAB, gaming room, restaurant and a superb fitout.

The Tavern houses Peter Hardy’s brand new eatery The Chilli Cow Wok & Grill and offers affordable, high-quality contemporary meals in a friendly informal atmosphere.  Peter is renowned as one of the best chefs on the NSW Central Coast, so get ready for a new level of food and service from the The Chilli Cow.

The Northlakes Tavern also includes a much larger bottle shop, Northlakes Liquor, offering the same friendly service and inexpensive prices as have been offered for many years, but now with a huge range and much larger premises. Get ready for opening specials. 

The Northlakes Tavern is also proud to announce that they will be presenting the San Remo Gardening Group, with building materials that will allow them to move forward in their endeavour to provide a permanently sheltered area for their users.

We look forward to welcoming a lot of new families to Northlakes Tavern - we're sure you will be very proud of this fantastic new development.


Northlakes Tavern – A proud member of our local community.