Over 55s lifestyle village Walka Grange officially opened.

The Lower Hunter’s latest over 55s lifestyle village has been officially opened, with Walka Grange throwing open their doors last month. 

The village was opened with a lavish ceremony including Maitland Mayor Loretta Baker after she and Maitland MP Jenny Aitchison were given a tour of the village’s clubhouse.

They acknowledged that Walka Grange contributed to the Maitland community in two diverse ways – via the residents who volunteer across a wide range of community services and its contribution in employing local businesses during construction.

More than 240 plus residents attended the afternoon event, where they were welcomed by a trio of violinists and mingled with various well-known special guests.

Paralympian Maddie Elliott and crime author Barry Maitland unveiled plaques for the indoor-pool and library areas of the complex that were named in their honour, to commemorate their contributions to the Maitland Community.