Tulich Family Communities was founded in 1995 by Maurice Tulich and Curtis Mann, but our story starts almost 30 years prior when Maurice acquired land in Prestons from his grandfather. Originally used to grow fruit and vegetables for local markets, that piece of land is now the site of Blue Hills Village, the first community to realise a long-held Tulich family dream.
Before forming Tulich Family Communities, Maurice was an accountant for a company that supplied furniture to nursing homes. Through this experience Maurice saw many aged care facilities that were falling short of delivering dignified care in desirable surroundings. Inspired by his grandfather’s wish, Maurice decided he could do much better.
Today, Tulich Family Communities are involved in six retirement and aged care communities in New South Wales, each dedicated to the ongoing independence of each and every resident. The Tulich philosophy at the heart of every community is that retirement—far from being a time to slow down, marks a new beginning in life.
And while a resident’s needs may change over time, our communities offer a seamless continuum of care (keeping couples with different needs together and taking away the need for another relocation in later life). Tulich communities are places where their discerning residents genuinely want to be, in fact, their range of exceptional on-site facilities, welcoming staff and endless options for active and relaxing pastimes, offer exemplary lifestyle options for all their residents.
Managing Director & Founder
Raised in the Prestons district, Maurice is proud to bring his grandfather’s dream to life. Today the Tulich family name is synonymous with superior retirement communities and residential aged care developments in outer Sydney and regional New South Wales. Thanks to his extensive experience in the aged care sector, Maurice has served as a State and National Director of the Retirement Villages Association.
Bianca, Maurice’s daughter, is proudly fostering the Tulich family ethos by delivering a new standard in seniors living across the Tulich portfolio—together with her partner Nick Carter. Bianca has over 20 years’ experience in a broad range of management and financial roles and now specialises in the development, management, marketing and operations of the Tulich family retirement villages and aged care initiatives. Bianca has been actively involved in not-for-profit organisations Casula Powerhouse Trust and The Odyssey House McGrath Foundation.
Curtis’ career in the property industry began in South Africa in 1984 with the Greenfield Group of Companies, where he was responsible for several developments in suburban Johannesburg. In 1986, he emigrated to Australia and joined a leading construction and development company. Curtis was involved in the development and management of a number of major commercial and residential developments in Sydney’s CBD. He is a founding partner of Whitehall Group of Companies, a qualified solicitor and is married with two sons.
In 1999, Vitas joined the family business at the newly opened Blue Hills Village working across general administration and maintenance. He later completed a degree in Applied Science Sports Management with a major in Business, which led him to establish and run a successful personal training business for eight years. Vitas returned to Tulich in 2015 and is now General Manager of Blue Hills Village and Durham Green. He is particularly proud of the way their communities care for residents as their needs change.
1928 – The first members of the Tulich family emigrate from the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia and settle in Prestons, south-west Sydney.
1968 – Maurice Tulich purchases land from his grandfather – later the site will become home to Blue Hills Village.
1995 – Tulich Family Communities is formed.
1999 – Blue Hills Village, the first Tulich retirement community, welcomes its first resident.
2007 – Durham Green opens.
2008 – Kintyre Living opens.
2010 – Hillside at Figtree opens.
2016 – Greenhill Manor opens. Work begins on an aged care facility, Kintyre Lodge.
2018 – Kintyre Lodge opens.
2019 – The Royce stage one will open.
2020 – The Royce stage two will open.