(Sydney, Australia) Thursday, May 28, 2015 – A Sydney-based property developer has collected a prestigious industry accolade for the nation’s best outdoor project.

Crown Group’s Top Ryde City Living was awarded the best Australian Outdoor Project at the 2015 HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards ceremony held at the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre on Friday night.

The seven-tower 653-apartment development features generous common facilities including a music room, library, media theatre as well as indoor and outdoor function areas.

The HIA-CSR Australian Housing Awards commend outstanding homes, kitchens and bathrooms designed and built by Housing Industry Association (HIA) members.

Renowned for its first-class alfresco areas, Top Ryde City Living includes a 25m infinity pool, extensive landscaped gardens, water features, a children’s playground and barbecue zones, set among about 6,000sqm of outdoor space.

Crown Group Project and Commercial Sales Director Roy Marcellus said to have the recently completed project selected as the Best Outdoor Project in Australia was a prestigious honour for Crown Group.

“Top Ryde City Living showcased as the Best Outdoor Project in the country is a testament to Crown Group’s signature resort-style living,” Mr Marcellus said.

“The development’s stunning landscaped areas and resort-style amenities allow residents to take in the outdoors, relax, exercise or simply watch the world go by.

“From the sun-drenched viewing platforms with Harbour Bridge views to the infinity pool or the mature tropical gardens, Top Ryde City Living has something for everyone,” he said.

Judged by industry professionals, the awards are a platform to showcase the talents of the nation’s top builders and designers.

Winners are selected from state-based finalists, with awards in 21 separate categories.

More than 600 residents now occupy the resort-style development, positioned on the vantage point above Top Ryde City Shopping Centre with views to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains and North Shore.

When awarding Top Ryde City Living the title, an HIA judge commented, “The project transports visitors from its busy city location to a peaceful Balinese-style resort.”

Top Ryde City Living’s earlier accolades include 2014 International Property Award (IPA) Best Residential Development (Australia) award, 2013 Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) High Density Development Award, 2013 UDIA NSW President’s award and Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013.

Construction of Top Ryde City Living was completed in 2014.

Hot on the heels of their success at Top Ryde, Crown Group is now developing a luxury tower in Sydney’s second CBD Parramatta.

The $309 million 29-storey V by Crown features 519 luxury apartments and resort-style facilities including a pool, gym, conference facilities, music room, theatrette and a library.

Located in Parramatta’s city centre, close to Church Street’s eateries and Westfield shopping centre, rail and ferry connections, V by Crown features direct access to transport links and s expected to complete in late-2016.

Many apartments will feature uninterrupted views of Parramatta’s skyline and parkland plus Sydney CBD views.

A selection of studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments at V by Crown are available from $542,000.

For more information or to register your interest visit or phone 1300 302 186.


Media Interviews

Crown Group Project and Commercial Sales Director Roy Marcellus 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.

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About Crown Group

Crown Group Holdings (Crown Group) is a leading Australian property group specialising in property development, property investment and serviced apartments.

Founded in 1994, Crown Group has offices in Australia, Indonesia and Singapore and is currently developing in Australia and Indonesia.

The company was co-founded by architect Mr Iwan Sunito and engineer Mr Paul Sathio in 1994.

Iwan Sunito graduated with Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) and Master of Construction of 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.

In recent years Iwan received a number of awards including Indonesia’s Property & Bank Magazine Golden Leadership Award 2013, the 2013 Congress of Indonesian Diaspora Entrepreneur award and named a winner in the 2013 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards.

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 21 years ago, 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 Viking by Crown, a 10-storey residential complex in Waterloo.

Today, Crown Group boasts a large portfolio of projects under development and in the pipeline and is currently developing four major projects; V by Crown, a 29-storey residential tower in Parramatta, Skye by Crown a 20-storey development in North Sydney, Crown Ashfield, in Sydney’s thriving inner-west and Sydney by Crown in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.

After selling out Top Ryde City Living in October last year, Crown Group launched Sydney by Crown in November, resulting in more than $170 million in apartments sold within four hours.


Crown Group was recently awarded the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW President’s award – considered one of the highest property development accolades in Australia – for its seven-tower, resort-style development Top Ryde City Living.

Top Ryde City Living was also named best High-Density Development in Australia at the UDIA awards for excellence 2014 and a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2013. Crown Group’s innovative, waterfront development Sanctum by Crown was awarded a Master Builders Association Excellence in Housing award 2012 and its hugely-successful ICON at Homebush was awarded HIA’s (Housing Industry Association) CSR Housing Awards 2007 Apartment Project of the Year.

Future launches

Crown Group will launch a number of projects this year including Crown Ashfield and the award-winning architectural landmark development Crown Green Square.

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