Redbank Communities

Our Story

In 2006, Gordon Douglas, Archie Douglas and John Benton formed North Richmond Joint Venture (NRJV) when the North Richmond site was acquired with funding provided by them and their joint venture delivery partner Buildev. In 2012 the trio acquired all interests of Buildev and have owned the project outright since. NRJV was later named as Redbank Communities.

The culture and commitment to quality that underpins Redbank Communities was built on the legacy of the Directors and their long history of successful endeavours together.
Led by Project Director Mark Regent, our sales and community teams are with our buyers every step of the way as they build new dreams and create memories at Redbank North Richmond.
The Redbank Communities Project Team
The creation of large residential communities brings with it a level of substantial infrastructure. At North Richmond for example, Redbank Communities is not only delivering premium housing, but also community infrastructure and economic benefits for a growing population.
The Redbank Communities Project Team

Organisation Timeline

Gordon and Archie Douglas, with Alex McWilliam, founded PRD Nationwide. A real estate agency providing project marketing and research services for developers. PRD pioneered the management rights business for high-rise buildings and established a franchise network that expanded to more than 160 offices globally generating revenue in excess of $6 billion annually.
John Benton was a senior partner at New Zealand's most prominent investment bank, Jarden Corporation when he became a major shareholder in PRD. Jarden Corporation continued as a private investment company, alongside its interest in PRD and other property investments.
Investment Management Australia (IMA) was formed by Archie, Gordon and John as a private investment company, specialising in funding solutions for the property development industry. Since inception, IMA has raised over $300m in investment funding for more than 70 development projects across Australia.
The first Halcyon community (Halcyon Parks) was launched in Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast. Managed by founders Paul Melville and Bevan Geissmann, Halcyon went on to develop nine award winning communities on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, and the greater Brisbane area. Archie, Gordon and John were major shareholders of the Halcyon Group.
Archie, Gordon and John sold PRD to Colliers International. Colliers announced the major acquisition of PRD, positioning them as the strongest and most dominant real estate services provider in Australasia. With a global footprint across 69 countries and more than 413 offices, Colliers is one of the largest and most successful real estate businesses in the world.

The North Richmond Joint Venture (NRJV) was formed with delivery partner Buildev Group to acquire the land of our flagship project Redbank North Richmond.
NRJV entered into a joint venture with RSL Lifecare to deliver the Ron Middleton Gardens Nursing Home and the Kingsford Smith Retirement Village, which are now complete and fully operational.
IMA acquired Buildev’s interests in the North Richmond Joint Venture, and NRJV was later renamed as Redbank Communities.
Redbank Communities completed the delivery of “Ron Middleton VC Gardens”, a specialised aged care facility that cares for 80 residents in North Richmond. This $16 million project was delivered by Redbank including the design, planning, approval and construction as part of a successful joint venture with RSL Lifecare.
Redbank Communities delivered the first precinct ‘Yobarnie Rise’ in its flagship community ‘Redbank North Richmond’. This stage welcomed over 100 families to put their roots down in a lifestyle community like no other.
After 17 years of continuous growth and increasing success, Halcyon, the creator of Australia's highest award-winning lifestyle communities, was sold to ASX-listed developer Stockland as part of the core of Stockland's land lease community strategy. The $620 million transaction involved the purchase of 3800 sites and 13 land lease communities, including six established projects and three additional projects currently in the planning phase.
Redbank Communities commences construction of the Village Centre in its masterplanned development Redbank North Richmond to would deliver a cafe/restaurant, a vet hospital, a supermarket and retail space to service the community.

As part of the joint venture with RSL Lifecare, Redbank Communities also completed and delivered a total of 192 homes in the Kingsford Smith Retirement Village.
Redbank Communities celebrates the delivery of over 800 lots across 7 precincts within the Redbank North Richmond community and planning the delivery of the remaining 377 lots in Redbank We also welcomed ‘North Richmond Vet Hospital’ to the community, the first tenant in the Redbank North Richmond Village Centre.
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76 Arthur Phillip Drive, North Richmond, NSW 2754
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