National retirement living operator Stockland has unveiled a $1 million revamp of its community centre at The Willows retirement village in Winston Hills, in Sydney's west. 

Situated at the heart of the community, the 860sqm centre serves over 270 residents and has undergone numerous upgrades and improvements including new flooring, light fittings and fixtures, furnishings and the construction of a brand new café, ‘The Coffee Pot’.  

Inside of the refurbished community centre at The Willows retirement village
Inside of the refurbished community centre at The Willows retirement village

Other facilities include a swimming pool, billiards room, hairdresser, amphitheatre, dining room and gym.

To mark the occasion, Member for Seven Hills, Mark Taylor MP joined Stockland representatives and local residents in an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

Kirrily Lord, General Manager of Retirement Living, Stockland, said the new centre will provide a renewed sense of belonging and comfort to residents. 

“The community centre at The Willows Retirement Village has been its lifeblood since 1992, and so we’re delighted to be able to upgrade the space, which includes new classic and contemporary fixtures and furnishings that are warm, comforting and inspire a sense of belonging. 

“The new community centre will offer residents a fresh and modern environment in which they can relax, socialise or grab a hot coffee and snack with family and friends in the brand new, fully equipped café.”

Mr Taylor said: “Congratulations to Stockland’s The Willows Retirement Village at Winston Hills on the opening of the new community centre. It’s fantastic to see such a high quality refurbishment with a wide range of amenities available to residents, after what has been a particularly challenging past year."

I’m certain the new centre will bring a new lease of life to the community and be an asset for all residents to enjoy for years to come.”

The Willows residents Tony and Anne Kitto, who have lived in the community for the past four years, said that the newly upgraded community centre was a welcomed improvement to the friendly and social community.

The Willows Retirement Village in Winston Hills is home to 272 residents and is a friendly community with a wide range of modern homes. The homes are set within five acres of award-winning landscaped grounds which provides a range of colourful blooms throughout the year.

Find out more about The Willows Retirement Village here