Join us at a Community Open Day on 1 May 2021

Homebuyers have an exclusive chance to taste the magic of Mankara at a Community Open Day on Saturday May 1 as they gather around a life-size replica kitchen which has been built to show what living at Mankara will be like. 

As part of the open day, special launch prices are in place meaning homebuyers can secure a brand-new apartment for 5% off the advertised market price*, as another way to whet their appetites for the forthcoming Manning-based development. 

The galley style kitchen measures just under 4m in length and has been built inside the development’s new sales suite.  It features engineered stone benchtops, overhead and under-bench cupboards and drawers, stainless steel integrated ducted rangehood, electric hotplate, feature tile splash back, double stainless-steel sink and appliances including a fridge, dishwasher and microwave. 

Two types of hybrid wood-look flooring have also been installed for people to walk on, touch and test its non-slip rating as well as look at selection samples showing carpets, cupboard handles, tapware and laminates. 

The development is powered by Southcare who have been helping the community for 40 years.  CEO Dr Nicky Howe said building the replica kitchen was a tangible way to build trust before building the development. 

“Buying a home at any stage of life is a huge investment and because these strata apartments are forever homes for people aged 55 years or over, we want to provide them with absolute certainty that they are buying quality and are comfortable and confident in their decision,” Dr Howe said. 

“That’s why we have built a life size kitchen so people can come and relax with a cup of tea, just like they would if they lived there. 

“A home is built for comfort and this is a good way to touch, feel and taste all the comforts of your future home before it is even built,” she said. 

Three types of interior schemes are available to personalise the apartments – called Freedom, Urban and Contempo – each with different tones, warmth, and aesthetic. The Freedom scheme is used in the replica kitchen.  

The Mankara development will see 82 strata titled apartments built over 4 levels plus a community centre and a public cafe.  All apartments are architect designed in line with the stringent Liveable Housing Guidelines.   Anyone can buy an apartment so long as the person living there is 55 years of age or older or dependent.   

Construction is expected to start later this year with completion in 2022. 

One-bedroom apartments are selling now from $309,000* and multiple configurations are available with two and three bedroom and two bathroom designs.  

Details of the open day are as follows:


52 Bickley Crescent, Manning 

Everyone is welcome to attend, and morning tea will be provided.  

*T&Cs apply. Prices shown is the Community Open Day special price of 5% discount valid between 1 May 2021 and 2nd May 2021 only (“promotion period”). The full or part discount does not apply to apartments 1, 26 and 39. In order to be eligible for the special (“magical”) price, you must complete a reservation form and make $1,000 payment within two weeks to hold the apartment and price during the promotion period. Prices are subject to change without notice, speak with your consultant for full details.


Independence inspired first home at Mankara