Peninsula Villages

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Meet Greg our Groundsman

Greg Smith from Ettalong is a groundsman at Peninsula Villages, a role he has now held for 30 years. Greg is such as iconic part of the team and shares a unique history with the organisation as one of the first on site during the construction of the Peninsula Villages facility.

“I started with Peninsula Villages in March of 1985 thanks to a dear friend of mine Michael Varley who under Varley Constructions asked if I could help him for a few days to dig some footings in clay. That four days lasted the duration of construction and once the organisation launched in 1987, I was asked to stay on as groundsman by Don Leggett and I have proudly worked here to keep the surroundings for 30 fantastic years,” explained Greg.

Greg credits his job satisfaction on the organisation’s team approach and the shared desire to ensure safety and fulfilment to the residents of Peninsula Villages.

“Peninsula Villages team leaders and senior management are willing listeners and respectful. They want what’s best for the village and their strong emphasis on a team approach is what makes coming to work a pleasure,” added Greg.