Neville wins house challenge for NSW
NEVILLE Gosson helped New South Wales continue its new winning tradition in the State of Origin arena.
But he didn't do it on a football field. In fact it was the furthest thing from a sporting victory you could imagine.
Mr Gosson and his partner Courtney moved into their house.
The pair were part of a unique challenge set down by developer Stockland at the Hundred Hills estate in Murwillumbah.
New South Wales-born Mr Gosson took on Queenslander Michael Pernatin to see who could finish building and move into their new house first with a $10,000 prize on the line.
“We are obviously very happy with the result and give our commiserations to Michael and Nicole Pernatin for just missing out,” Mr Gossan said.
“It was a close-fought battle, but we are really excited to have the extra $10,000 and another victory for NSW.
“I want to thank Stockland for their generous support and this great idea to add a bit of fun and excitement into building at Hundred Hills.”
Although originally from NSW, Mr Gossan and his partner were living in Elanora on the Gold Coast before moving into their brand new home this month.
“We have really fallen in love with this area and look forward to a great future in this brand new community,” Mr Gossan said.
“We also couldn't have done it without the extra effort from our builder, Integrity New Homes, to get our house finished so fast.”
The building race result was not all bad news for the Pernatins, who still received $1000 from Stockland to put towards landscaping at their home.
Stockland's project director for Hundred Hills, Andrew Rockley, said the company had decided to offer the one-off $10,000 bonus to help kick-start building in the community.
“When we realised the two leading contenders were also interstate rivals, the competition to be the first finished got even more exciting,” Mr Rockley said.
“I would like to congratulate both parties for entering into this exercise in such great spirit.
“We are happy to welcome them both to the Hundred Hills community.”