18 August 2021   

Raewyne is loving her home at Parklands and has now been here for six years. Raewyne still works and loves to help other residents in the village with their computers and phones.

Coming from an apartment in Potts Point, Sydney, Raewyne was used to having amenities all around herAnd now for six years, she’s enjoyed living at Parklands with its own pool and close access to shopping and services. 

Years ago, Raewyne had started to consider her options for retirement and was sent a Stockland brochure by her cousin, who lived in another Stockland community. From there, all she had to do was choose was a location! After considering the Sunshine Coast, she fell in love with Port Macquarie, despite not knowing anyone in the area at first.  

Raewyne had some important things to tick off her priority list. Most importantly, the village needed to be pet friendly, as Raewyne comes with her 14-year-old cat, Dougie“I was adamant I wanted to be in an upstairs block for a nice view and for Dougie to have an outdoor option. I’m glad I waited until one became available because I love my balcony with its outlook over the pond and wildlife.”  

She was also looking to have Foxtel (being a big sports fan!), a swimming pool, and easy access to the airport and medical services – tick, tick, tick! The on-site coffee shop and library were also selling points for herIt’s also good to know there are serviced apartments in the village, as thimight be of interest in the future. 

As one of the younger ones in the village, Raewyne still works two days a week and loves to help other residents with their computers and phones! While she does like to mingle and say hi to everyone, she also enjoys her own time.  

Living in the village is a great way to balance this and she is very happy with her decision to move.  


"I love my balcony with its outlook over the pond and wildlife.” - Raewyne Watson

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