PIECE by piece, house by house, Googong is starting to resemble a town, just in time for its opening date of November 30.
Roads are now in place and the first batch of display homes and seed homes are all but complete. Landscaping works are also in process, with saplings lining the road into what developers hope will be a leafy, green development surrounded by the rolling Googong country side.
"You can actually see the finish line now," says CIC project director Lindsay Hunter with obvious relief.
"It's always interesting when you're trying to build at the same time you've got civil works going on, and a few downpours haven't helped. But everyone has managed to get on with it pretty well," he said.
Mr Hunter has been overseeing major Googong attractions including Club Googong, which features a 25-metre indoor pool, gym, cafe and general store (to be run by Copper Kettle Cafe owners Frank and Ros Bresnik) and sits atop Beltana Park, a lush, suburban park currently in landscaping. Club Googong is ahead of its construction schedule and set for completion next week.
"It will be the destination I believe," Mr Hunter said.
"People will want to park here, see what it's all about and walk around Beltana Park. It's going to be a real focal point."
There has been over 370 residential sales at Googong with a value of more than $92 million, including over $6 million in sales since September 1 this year.