Flour Mill Community

SUMMER HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD FEAST 2018

Organised by the Inner West Council, the annual Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast returns this year to showcase some of the best restaurants and eateries in the local community. A celebration of the area’s rich and diverse culture, the street festival boasts numerous food stalls that serve a wide variety of different cuisines including Asian, Italian, Middle Eastern, Thai and more in the heart of Summer Hill..

The event will feature entertainment from dance performances to eating competitions to live music, courtesy of local artists. The kids won’t be forgotten either with a play park, jumping castle, petting zoo and face painting on offer.

The festival will be held on Sunday, 7 October 2018 at the Lackey and Smith Streets, just a couple of blocks away from the Flour Mill.

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

Cover photo: Malthouse building

The scaffolding has finally come down and the landscaping is going in. This means that the building works on the Malthouse will be completed soon. We continue to work with the builder to ensure that the quality of the workmanship will exceed your expectations. The builder has completed the defects within the apartments and an independent review has been undertaken by a building inspector.

If you have a bank assisting you with your purchase, your bank valuation should be completed and your loan application well and truly advanced. The next step will be the pre-settlement inspections that will be organised for the end of October and the beginning of November. At this point we expect that the strata plan will be registered and the occupation certificate issued.

As settlement approaches, we will continue to narrow down the expected settlement date. A number of weeks out from settlement, we will write to your solicitor confirming when we have submitted the plans for registration. Further notice will be issued when the apartment title plans have been registered and settlement will occur following this notice.

It is exciting to report that we have received a number of positive comments on the architecture of the building and we appreciate the effort that Hassell Architects have put into creating the Flour Mill community. Hassell’s Principal Architect, Matthew Pullinger said the project fell right in the ‘sweet spot’ for Hassell, drawing together architects, landscape architects, interior designers and urban designers to deliver a truly integrated design solution for the site.

“The project has a great blend of old and new, it has aspects that bring together all the areas we’re interested in to create a really beautiful place to live and work. That was the most exciting dimension of the whole project, seeing the true power of collaboration.”

STAGE 3 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | OCTOBER 2018

Cover photo: Granary building

It won’t be long before the scaffolding will be removed from the Silos’ structure to unveil the renewed building. Standing alongside the silos are the recently revealed Malthouse and Granary buildings with their unique designs that give them their own character and personality. The dramatic shape of the Malthouse creates a nice contrast with the raw form of the Granary.

Internally, the fit out is progressing well and reflects an internal build quality that matches the frontage. Several the lower level apartments have been completed and the builder’s quality and workmanship inspections have commenced. As the builder works up the building, completing levels one by one, the apartments will be locked up in preparation for pre-settlement inspections later this year.

Hassell’s Principal Architect, Matthew Pullinger, said the project fell right in the ‘sweet spot’, drawing together architects, landscape architects, interior designers and urban designers to deliver a truly integrated design solution for the site. Incorporating modern apartments into the visually striking grain silos at the heart of the precinct presented a particular design challenge. But the proof of the successful design was in the finished product.

“The project has a great blend of old and new, it has aspects that bring together all the areas we’re interested in to create a really beautiful place to live and work. That was the most exciting dimension of the whole project, seeing the true power of collaboration.”

Given the current rate of progress and the continued fine weather, we expect that settlements will be occurring in January next year. Now is a good opportunity to start talking to your bank to confirm their requirements and timings for the loan application process. An important first step is the valuation of the property. Colliers will be assisting with this process and will update you when valuations can commence.

We look forward to being able to invite you in to view the building and your apartment in the coming months.

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JULY 2018

The completion of the building works and settlement of the stage 4 apartments is now expected in November of December this year. We are hoping for continued fine weather to help the builders with the finalisation of the external walls and windows prior to removing the scaffold. Shortly, you will also see the commencement of the external landscaping of the areas around the building and the completion of Harvest Park. These will provide great spaces for the whole community to enjoy and ensure you are proud to call the Flour Mill home.

The builder, Richard Crookes Constructions, continues to do a great job and we are very pleased with the quality of the construction which shines when you walk into the apartments.

STAGE 3 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | JULY 2018

We are very pleased to have ‘topped out’ the two new buildings within stage 3, marking the completion of the roof and the major aspects of construction. This ancient Scandinavian ceremony of placing a tree atop a structure when the last beam is laid has been performed by Developer, EG, and the builder, Richard Crookes Construction, many times before but it is always an exciting occasion.

We are close to completing the structural works to convert the existing silos, with the final two levels being added in the next few months. You will also see the cladding commence to provide a new skin that reflects the industrial heritage of the silos in their new residential use.

The completion of the building works and settlement of the stage 3 apartments continues to be scheduled for the first quarter of next year. We are hoping for continued fine weather to help the builders in this critical stage of the construction. The first of a number of checks of the apartment layouts have been completed in the lower levels and are continuing throughout the remaining floors. The next series of checks will be performed after the initial completion of the fitout and then there will be a series final checks of the finishes prior to the presettlement processes.

The builder, Richard Crookes Constructions, continues to do a great job and we are very pleased with the quality of the construction which shines when you walk into the apartments.

Join Us at the Grains Festival

We are very excited to be hosting the inaugural Flour Mill of Summer Hill Grains Festival this Sunday 1 July from 10am to 3pm. The Festival will be a great opportunity for the Summer Hill community to come together and celebrate with great produce from Knafeh, Sonoma, Brickfields, Baked by Keiran, Brooklyn Boy Bagels, Farm Wholefoods, Young Henrys, Capital Brewing Co and many more. We are particularly pleased to provide support to Lewisham P&C who will be running a jumping castle to support the school and keep the kids entertained while you sample the delicious food. It is a great opportunity for you to meet the rest of the Flour Mill Community, introduce yourself to your future neighbours and start new friendships.

There is also a contest with prizes worth $5,000 to be won! Just come to the Grains Festival, take a photo of the community art installation, and upload it on Instagram. And don’t forget to tag us (@flourmillcommunity) in your photo.

And with a beautiful Winter’s day forecast the Festival will be a great opportunity to lift your gloomy winter spirits. So please come along, meet your neighbours and enjoy a lovely day that pays tribute to the iconic heritage of your new home! RSVP here.

Grains Festival

We’re inviting everyone to come and join us as we hold Australia’s first festival dedicated to grains at the Flour Mill. The Grains Festival is going to be held on Sunday, 1 July from 10am to 3pm. Expect a lot of good food and drinks!

There’s also a contest with prizes worth $5,000 to be won! Just come to the Flour Mill, take a photo of the community art installation, and upload it on Instagram. And don’t forget to tag us (@flourmillcommunity) in your photo!

Learn more about the event and the contest here.

Four Brave Women at The Trading Circle

More than just your average café, the soon to open Four Brave Women is run by refugee women. Every couple of weeks, a different team will take over the kitchen to prepare and cook food from their culture. The café is an initiative of the Trading Circle, a non-profit organisation that aims to empower women in developing countries to lift themselves out of poverty. The goal is to be able to provide opportunities for refugees to improve their skills and to learn more about running their own business. At the same time, it’s also an opportunity for the locals to get to know the refugees and to learn more about their culture.

Kebab
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Rice cake
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For their first set of menus, Ethiopian-inspired breakfast and coffee will be served Mondays to Fridays from 6:30 am to 9:30 am. For lunch and dinner, the café will serve a Persian buffet on Tuesdays to Sundays from 11 am to 2 pm and 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm respectively.

Watch out for their grand opening on the evening of the 6th of April, Friday.

Located at 26 Lackey Street, Four Brave Women and The Trading Circle is just a couple of blocks away from the Flour Mill. Follow them on Facebook and on Instagram or check out their website to learn more about the organisation.

h/t SBS Australia

STAGE 4 | CONSTRUCTION UPDATES | APRIL 2018

If you have not been down to the Flour Mill of Summer Hill recently, we do encourage you to visit the new display suite that has been opened at the corner of Flour Mill Way. The new display has a great fresh feel to it that reflects the energy that has been built up with the opening of Harvest Park and Mungo Scott Plaza. The long awaited opening of The Farm Wholefoods is now not far off following delays in Council with the DA approval for their fit-out. You will soon be able to pick up your organic coffee, cold pressed juice, and Acai bowls and enjoy them in the neighbouring Harvest Park.

We are very pleased to let you know that the roof of the Malthouse building has now been completed and the windows are currently being installed. At the same time, the external brickwork is being laid behind the scaffold surrounding the building. Also being carried out behind the scaffold is the completion of the first apartment fitout.

We have been working with the builder to carry out the final check on site of the quality of the apartment construction. We do this by fast tracking one of the ground floor apartments well ahead of the remaining ones so that we can inspect all the fine details of the design and construction of the interiors. This way we are able to iron out all those minor defects and workmanship issues before they are repeated in other apartments.

With the roof being installed, we can now more accurately forecast the completion date of the building and it is looking likely that settlements will occur late this year. As construction progresses, we will be able to provide a more accurate forecast and to narrow down the expected settlement date.