Award winning operator Watermark Living, in partnership with Mounties Group, is setting a new standard for retirement living in Sydney.

A team of highly experienced individuals are working together to create an intergenerational future. The project team members possess extensive knowledge, expertise and a shared vision to create a truly iconic venue that is sensitive to the location, enjoyable for the community and sustainable for the future.

Miranda Aiello – Watermark Living Manager

Watermark Living

Watermark Living, as the manager of this exciting new retirement community, has built a strong industry reputation for its caring environment that services the needs of all its residents. The Watermark team has an abundance of experience in the retirement living sector and with the operator Mounties Group, Watermark Freshwater has become a truly exceptional place to experience true luxury Retirement Living.

In 2011, they won the UDIA (Urban Development Institute of Australia) award for best Senior’s Independent Living Project NSW for their Castle Cove community. They are known for providing elegant, spacious and low maintenance residences with contemporary high-quality finishes. They also ensure their communities deliver a vibrant, secure and caring environment.

The Watermark team is committed to our culture of care and generosity of spirit which is evident at every level of contact in the Village.

Our Village Manager Miranda Aiello is supported by a committed team, Belinda Egan our Receptionist, Teresa Garcia (Village Coordinator) and Blyth Vautier (Village Handyman). Watermark Living is fortunate to be working with Mounties Group at this revolutionary retirement community that sets the standard for retirement living in Australia.

Dale Hunt – Group Chief Executive Officer, Mounties Group

Mounties Group

In 2006, when time had taken its toll on the grand old lady by the sea, a decision was made to amalgamate Harbord Diggers with a like-minded club. A union with Mounties Group was prepared and the vision to develop the site enabling a continued community was kept alive by the foresight of the Board of Directors. Mounties Group clubs are truly local institutions and continue to service the needs of members across all generations.

Putting back into the community is the backbone of Mounties Group. The redevelopment of Harbord Diggers brought together wisdom and insight from many industries. This partnership aimed to fulfil the vision of our great leaders and create a global benchmark for intergenerational living. The Mounties Group mission is to create exceptional experiences; moments that enrich lives and strengthen community. Within our set of values is to ‘rise by lifting others’, this means it is our duty to contribute to our community and every time we engage with it, we must leave it richer than before. For this we have to be innovative, exciting and choose courage over comfort.

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Architecture and design

The winning design collaboration Architectus, CHROFI and JMD Design are working to ensure that the aesthetics of Watermark Freshwater and the new Harbord Diggers Club fulfil all expectations.

The retail spaces have also been designed by a premier Australian architect. The interiors feature exceptional finishes throughout that provide an air of wonder and style, showing off the finest contemporary design. The building is both striking and modern and perfectly complements the majesty of the local coastline. The collaboration was selected for the project following their outstanding submission in a national design competition for the development.