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(Sydney, Australia) Tuesday November 13, 2018 – Leading Australian developer Crown Group proudly supported the local community by partnering with Eastlakes-based not-for-profit organisation South Eastern Community Connect (SECC) to host the 40th anniversary celebration for local residents on Saturday.

Proudly sponsored by Crown Group and Eastlakes Shopping Centre, SECC’s 40th anniversary event celebrates local community with a diverse range of activities including a picnic lunch, an open-air family movie, urban gardening workshops, Tai Chi workshops, a dog dressing show, a lawn library and live music.

Hosted by SECC, the event ran from 2pm to 9pm on Saturday 17th November at Eastlakes Reserve, celebrating SECC’s 40 years of serving the local community. Residents were invited to bring their dogs, participate in various activities and enjoy the night with neighbours.

The event also included a sausage sizzle, sample plates from food outlets in Eastlakes Shopping Centre, as well as children and family activities including giant twister, Jenga and jumping castles.

Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito said Crown Group was so excited to work with SECC on this special 40th anniversary celebration and would continuously contribute support to the local community.

“At Crown Group, we have made it one of our business practices to always support local communities whenever possible,” Mr. Sunito said.

“We believed such support to be extremely important to not only our business, but for the wellbeing of local communities.”

“Crown Group’s vision is not only to create great places for people to live, but also to create vibrant and diversified communities where residents can connect with each other, building and enjoying a strong sense of belonging.”

“We all need a helping hand from some friendly neighbours at some point, and we are so pleased that we are in a position to give back to the communities in good ways,” he added.

As a community-based organisation, SECC has been providing a diverse range of community services and engagement activities for locals for decades and was recently selected as a finalist in the Bayside Business Awards in the Excellence in Education and Child Services category.

Kate Melhopt, SECC’s CEO, said “This is a not-to-be-missed event for the whole family which celebrates all that SECC has achieved over the 40 years we have been partnering with the local community.”

“We would like to acknowledge the support of Crown Group and our dedicated, hard-working staff and team of volunteers in reaffirming our connection to the community. Our 40th anniversary event is an exciting way of recognising and celebrating our achievements.”

With the vision of revitalizing Sydney’s oldest shopping centre, Eastlakes local town centre and its neighbourhood, Crown Group is now bringing its highly-anticipated $1 billion Eastlakes Live development to this thriving and emerging suburb.

“With Eastlakes Live by Crown Group, we are set to create a vibrant and diversified community and redefine the future of modern, urban living in the heart of Eastlakes, Sydney’s new east,” Mr. Sunito said.

Stage one of Eastlakes Live by Crown Group will include 134 luxury apartments ranging from one-bedroom apartments to penthouses and 15 retail outlets below. Stage two will complete the new town centre with a mix of residential and retail components, with details still to come.

Residents’ resort-style amenities will include an infinity-edge 25m swimming pool, state-of-the-art gymnasium, barbeque facilities, function rooms, water feature, landscaped gardens, rooftop lounge and entertainment facilities.

The construction of Eastlakes Live by Crown Group is scheduled for completion in 2021.

A premium range of one, two, and three-bedroom apartments is now available for sale starting from $669,400.

The display centre is now open daily from 10am to 4pm, located at 19a Evans Avenue, Eastlakes.

For more information, please visit or call 1800 853 162.


Media Interviews

Crown Group Chairman and Group CEO Iwan Sunito is available for a limited number of interviews on request.

Editor’s Note

Images and video are available upon request including artist impressions, photographs of display apartments and computer-animated ‘fly-through’ footage of selected Crown Group developments.

Media Enquiries:

Lina Guo, Communications Executive at Crown Group

(02) 9925 0088 or 0429 459 510

About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments. The company was co-founded by architect Mr. Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr. Paul Sathio with its first project in 1996.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction Management from University of NSW. In 1993 Iwan became a Registered Architect in NSW and was awarded the UNSW Eric Daniels award for excellence in residential design. Iwan was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2013 and was also named Urban Taskforce Australia’s Property Person of the Year 2015.

Paul Sathio graduated with a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and a Masters of Engineering Science from University of NSW. Paul has more than two decades’ experience in the construction and development industry.

Past and recent projects

Since the company was founded in 1996, Crown Group has successfully completed major developments in Sydney’s best locations including Bondi, Bondi Junction, Parramatta, Ashfield, Epping, Homebush, Newington, Pennant Hills and Rhodes and most recently the 28-storey V by Crown Group in Parramatta. Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects; Infinity by Crown Group in Green Square, a 25-storey residential tower Arc by Crown Group in the heart of Sydney, Waterfall by Crown Group in Waterloo and Eastlakes Live in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs.


Crown Group has been awarded more than 20 high-profile industry awards including the 2018 UDIA NSW Best Mixed-Use Development for V by Crown Group Parramatta, 2015 Master Builders Australia (MBA) NSW Excellence in Construction Awards for Viking by Crown Group Waterloo and 2014 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for the seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Skye Hotel Suites

Crown Group launched its first Skye Hotel Suites in Parramatta in August 2017 with a second hotel opened in Sydney’s CBD on 18 October 2018.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch its next project in West End Brisbane in 2019.

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