NEWS & EVENTS

Welcome to the News section of the Summer Hill Website. Scroll down to view some of our latest news items and interviews.

Lost penguin found in Summer Hill

This poor little guy was found by two local residents out for a morning stroll.

The penguin was found in the Hawthorne Canal, just moments from the Flour Mill site. The two rescuers, Josh Pirini and Scott Martin, allegedly followed the penguin for three hours before he was able to be rescued.

The Sydney Morning Herald has footage of the penguin waddling around and generally having a good time in the canal.

The RSPCA took in the lost penguin, who apart from being a little underweight, was healthy enough to be returned to the wild.

RSPCA NSW Inspector Tyson Hohlein and the baby Fairy Penguin

RSPCA NSW Inspector Tyson Hohlein and the baby Fairy Penguin

In addition to Summer Hill’s local pet pony, the suburb is becoming quite the hub of eclectic animal discoveries.

Harley the Horse Source: Carly Earl via The Daily Telegraph

Final chance to purchase in the master-planned community of The Flour Mill at Summer Hill

The final stage of The Flour Mill of Summer Hill has finally arrived with the release of the Durum Silos, The Wheatstore and The Granary set to officially launch on September 24. Developed by EG and Daiwa House, the stunning residential development in the heart of Summer Hill is located on the heritage Flour Mill industrial site, breathing new life into the iconic buildings, with 360 contemporary apartments and terraces surrounded by beautifully landscaped communal gardens, retail/commercial spaces and easy access to the new fast light rail and two train station.

Since launching in 2014, the development has gained widespread success and interest, with Stage 1 and Stage 2 completely sold. This will be the last opportunity for purchasers to buy into the impressively designed development which takes cues from the city’s rich industrial heritage.

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Designed by award-winning architects, HASSELL, Summer Hill’s newest residential community and retail hub began construction in early 2015. The final stage will unveil 135 premium studios, one, two and three bedroom apartments uniquely located across the remaining buildings which comprise the Durum Silos, The Wheatstore and The Granary.

The four circular towers of the original wheat silos, dubbed the Durum Silos now form 56 contemporary apartments across 14 storeys, at the peak of which sit two penthouse apartments with roof terraces enjoying spectacular 360 degree views.

The Granary has been converted to one and two bedroom apartments that mimic the scale of the original buildings on this site. An open glass façade on the northern side makes an interesting contrast with the heritage appeal of the nearby Mungo Scott building, while the continuous textured façade slowly reveals the interior through layers of perforated mesh.
Finally, housing 27 two and three bedroom apartments, The Wheatstore’s triangular structure stands out as the only design within the Flour Mill that started from scratch. The deliberately random placement of floor to ceiling windows creates novelty within the charcoal concrete façade.

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EG’s Development Manager Raja Jamal says a key focus of this unique development is EG’s emphasis on community and connectivity.

“Summer Hill hosts a strong, connected community and we are excited to bring together the new and the old residents,” says Mr Jamal. “The new retail precinct and integrated communal public park will complement the vibrant high street and existing village atmosphere.”

Collier’s International Residential Director Ian Bennett agrees the Summer Hill retail precinct is still very much a community hub with a local friendly market feel, one of the reasons for the huge success of Stage 1 and 2 of The Flour Mill.

“The majority of buyers in Stage 1 and 2 were locals looking to buy a piece of the area’s history, with investors and first home buyers looking at the 1 and 2 bedroom apartments due to the connectivity with the light rail, train station and bus services all flanking the development,” said Mr Bennett.

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The Flour Mill is just moments to Summer Hill Village and will have its own light rail station for easy access to the Leichhardt, Glebe, Pyrmont, the CBD and beyond. Summer Hill and Lewisham train stations are both just 5-minute walks from the new development.

Colliers International has commenced taking enquiries of interest and will officially launch on Saturday September 24. The display suite is now open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11-4pm. Construction of The Flour Mill at Summer Hill is well underway with completion of Stages 1 and 2 scheduled for the end of 2017.

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Community Celebration Highlights

A fantastic evening was had by all at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill.

Old locals and locals-to-be gathered on the construction site at Summer Hill that had been converted into a mini village. With local suppliers Envy Deli Cafe, The Summer Hill Hotel, Lucy’s Florist and The Temperance Society all coming together to provide the food, drink and festivities.

Grant Flannigan and Michael Easson from EG welcomed everyone to the celebration of the next stage for the Flour Mill. Architect Matthew Pullinger from Hassell gave the presentation on the future vision for the community at Summer Hill.

EG offers a huge thank you to everyone who came along to make the night a great one.

You can see some of the highlights below.

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Dining Out at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill

EG’s Flour Mill in Summer Hill is gearing up to launch its retail precinct with leasing opportunities starting in April. The Flour Mill site sold 85 per cent of its first release at the first weekend, have currently sold out Stage 1 and 2, and will be building another 360 apartments in the master planned community.

The vision for the project is about connectivity with the local community through landscaped parkland and the new retail component. The retail will be a carefully curated mix of retail, food and beverage concepts that will add to the residential amenity.

The Inner West’s prized development will be leased by Bonnefin Property, a premium agency who has partnered with EG acquiring retail tenants. The company is looking at high quality, eclectic mix of tenants who can create the new urban plaza.

The design focus is a seamless integration into the “old and new” model at the Flour Mill. The mix of heritage buildings and modern style opens the doors to a creative and unique offering for local residents.

“Eating out has become such an integral part of our everyday life, it connects us to our community, family and friends,” says Bonnefin Property Founder Angela Bonnefin.

“We are really looking forward to creating a fabulous Dining and Food precinct where people can relax, eat, catch up with friends and entertain. There is so much opportunity at the Flour Mill to create something magical.”

Current tenancies range from 52sqm to 162sqm (excluding outdoor seating), with comprehensive information available for interested parties.


Artist’s impression of the new cafe at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill. Actual site may vary.

Artist’s impression of the new restaurants at the Flour Mill of Summer Hill. Actual site may vary.

Community Consultation | 6 April 2016

Date: Wednesday 6 April 2016
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm
Location:
Watpac Site Offices
2 – 32 Smith St, Summer Hill
Site entry on Smith St

In order to address local community concerns, EG will be hosting a community consultation. This initial consultation is to address the specific concerns of residents who have approached us, but is open to the wider community.

For further information, call 1800 075 008 or email flourmill.community@eg.com.au