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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.

























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
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

Lost Collective photographs Flour Mill

Sydney based photographer, Brett Patman, has recently lauched his latest project – The Lost Collective, a visual record of Australian built environment.

The Daily Telegraph covered Patman’s spontaneous decision to go into the Flour Mill at Summer Hill as part of his project – and we’re so glad he did. A hauntingly beautiful collection has emerged of various abandoned buildings. The surreal photography has generated a post-apocalyptic feel to once familiar buildings, like the Balmain Leagues Club.

Read the full story here

School Holiday Activities

Looking for something fun this school holidays?

Here are our top picks!

3. Visit your local library

Not only is your local library packed with books (well, duh) but it also runs school holiday activities for kids. Completely free of charge!
Dulwich Hill library is holding a Haunted House workshop for kids aged 5 – 12yrs. Wednesday 1 October, 2-3pm.

For bookings and more info visit their website

2. Inspire Yoga

You’d be surprised how easily kids get into yoga! Sure, the meditation aspect isn’t for every kid, but it’s never too early to learn good focus and mindfulness to kick start the school term.

The Summer Hill Community Centre runs classes for all ages and fitness levels for only $10/class. There is a form to fill out before you arrive. Classes are on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:30pm.

You can get further info by calling 02 9799 5800 or by email

1. Poms Away!

This spectacular exhibition is ending soon and I thoroughly recommend a visit to Sweets Workshop to see the wonder of the noble Pom. These artworks, described by artist Meredith Walker-Harding as “anything I could whack a pom on”, are a great exploration for you and your kids.

Get inspired here and follow it up with an at-home crafternoon. This exhibition ends 3 October 2015, so get on it.


The name is known to many sweet and savory lovers across all of Sydney and now has hit the list as one of our own must see food destinations internationally. Catherine from Summer Hill Sweets has locally owned and developed her love and passion of cooking right in the heart of her home town. We caught up with Catherine in early February for a small insight into her passion and local business.

    • How long has your business been in Summer Hill?
    • 2 years now from December 2012. I came from a commercial kitchen back round and various not for profit organisations.
    • What made you open a business in Summer Hill?
    • The local residents, I saw something that was needed in the market in this area. I’m very passionate about cooking and I wanted to provide a place for people to read, socialise and enjoy fresh baked food. I am now known for my shortbread and many other treats.
    • How do you describe Summer Hill Customers?
    • It’s a real friendly community here. Everyone knows everybody. Most people come to me from the inner local community for my produce; almost 80% of my business is through local trade. I do have customers from the wider community just from word of mouth of are also very friendly.

What do you love about Summer Hill?This highly rated sweet spot is not to be missed. If you’re in the area, pop down to 123 Smith Street, Summer Hill for something delicious!

You can find out more details about Catherine’s bakery at –

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