Meriton Celebrates 50 Years
Meriton Group and its founder, property entrepreneur Harry Triguboff, celebrated 50 years of the renowned development group on Wednesday with a magnificent party for more than 300 associates, friends and family at the Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay.
Emceed by popular television personality David Koch, the evening featured live musical performances from jazz musician James Morrison and soul singer Jade McRae, and was capped off by a spectacular display of fireworks on Sydney Harbour. Guests dined on a sumptuous menu by caterers-to-the- stars Cook & Waiter and sipped Bellinis, top-shelf Scotch and cocktails against the dramatic backdrop of the Sydney Opera House by night.
In attendance were former NSW premier Nick Greiner, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, ANZ chairman John Morschel, notable state politicians, business leaders, local mayors and councillors. Speeches by Meriton general manager Peter Spira, Harry Triguboff and veteran journalist Rob Harley reflected on Meriton’s humble beginnings in 1963, when Triguboff built his first, modest apartment block in the Sydney suburb of Tempe. Some 60,000 residential and serviced apartments later (about one in 10 of Sydney’s apartments has been built by Meriton), the company’s contribution to Australia’s urban growth is writ large along the skyline of the east coast – and there is no doubt in anyone’s minds that much more is still to come.
For more images from the night’s festivities, please visit our 50th Anniversary Facebook Album.
For further information or high-res images, please contact Meriton media & communications executive Lisa Thomas.
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