The Arbour Berry
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About The arbour, berry


Our Story

It’s hard to imagine that planning of The Arbour began way back in 2002. After numerous visits to villages all over NSW, owners Adam, John and James collectively decided that there was nothing which stood out to them as a place they would like to live when they grew older, let alone somewhere they would want their own families to spend their senior years. In this context and with the main principal of facilitating ‘Retirement Without Compromise’ front of mind, the concept plan behind The Arbour was borne. 

Their goal was to redefine retirement living by creating a village that they themselves would be proud to call home – one offering bespoke homes in a picturesque location, with access to first-class resort style facilities, a vibrant community, and a safe and secure environment that is truly enjoyable.  

Since our first Residents moved to The Arbour in 2008, we have welcomed more than 180 people into our community and are proudly a multi award-winning village.  The Arbour continues to attract people from all around the country who are looking for a unique place to retire without compromising on quality or lifestyle and we look forward to welcoming more. 


Meet the Team

The Arbour Management team are our dedicated full-time staff who look after the day-to-day operations of the village, its maintenance, landscaping and the Residents’ needs. Our team are committed to ensuring your life at The Arbour is hassle-free.


Mike - General Manager

Mike looks after the day to day running of the village and oversees all financial and operational matters. Mike also works closely with the Resident Committee to ensure that the village runs smoothly.


Peter - Maintenance Manager

Peter leads the maintenance team to ensure the facilities are running to a high standard and the landscaping of the village is something we can be proud of.


Kate - Resident Manager

Kate assists with the needs of the residents and arranges social activities, as well as health and wellbeing services. Kate produces a monthly newsletter and event calendar to keep everyone informed about what is happening at The Arbour.

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Who is Mbark?

Mbark was founded in 2003 by John, Adam and James, friends and work colleagues with a diverse range of technical backgrounds across engineering, development and finance. Together, they now have more than 45 years’ experience in creating and operating retirement communities and have been actively involved in the development of the retirement living sector in Australia, having served on the National and State Boards of the Property Council of Australia Retirement Living Council.

Mbark has a highly regarded track record of creating award-winning quality developments such as The Arbour, an over 55s village in Berry, the redevelopment of a formerly derelict building at 117 Harrington St in The Rocks, and Kirkham Rise, a residential community surrounded by 120 hectares of critically endangered bushland.

Mbark’s success is based on creating strong community engagement. A dedication to delivering exceptional design together with a respect for the environment ensures that Mbark continues to achieve excellent results for current communities and for those in future generations.

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(From left to right)  James Robinson, John Leo and Adam Somerville accepting a Property Council of Australia award from Bob Nation (GHD Woodhead, Award Sponsor)

(From left to right) James Robinson, John Leo and Adam Somerville accepting a Property Council of Australia award from Bob Nation (GHD Woodhead, Award Sponsor)