and briefly a cannery for preserved meats to feed the Mother
Country, but more famously a woollen mill for some 125 years,
The Mill Warrnambool is reborn as a residential development
with on-site mixed use community, recreational and cultural
Virtually a village within the South Warrnambool
village precinct, the 3.9 hectares of The Mill Warrnambool
will be home to private residents alongside large areas of
public space reserved for shops, parks, paths, tourist amenities,
cultural activities and cottage industries.
The elevated site joins and extends Warrnambool’s
expansive foreshore of the popular Lake Pertobe playgrounds,
parks and sports venues. Mere minutes from beaches, golf,
tennis, the city and rail station, The Mill Warrnambool redevelopment
gives lasting life to a local landmark.
City Council, former owner of the woollen mill site, favoured
The Mill Warrnambool proposal as the tender that best matched
its vision of preserving the heritage and the social and
cultural values of the site.
“The vision outlined in the proposal
will have the most benefit to the community in terms of long-term
use of the site”, said incumbent Warrnambool mayor,
Councillor James Nicol, at the time the site was sold in
Though dedicated to the past, the development
will be modern, especially in its blueprints for environmental
benchmarks in sustainable development. With Lake Pertobe,
the Merri River and the Southern Ocean in view, the site
is compelled to be clean and green.
A mixed style
of residences , mostly detached homes, townhouses,
apartments and warehouse living from 6.5 to 32.5
- Height limits faithful
to the size of the old mill buildings and sympathetic
to the natural contours and topography of the site.
efficiencies and waste management.
distance or minutes’ drive to the CBD, beaches,
river, rail and bus, and sports and tourist venues,
or, if you need, established financial, medical
and higher education services.
- On-site conveniences,
such as specialty produce and craft shops, a café,
tourist accommodation, bike paths, open space with
public art, BBQs and public parking.
by retaining significant structures and building
a memorial tower and observation deck, dedicated
to those who served at the mill and at war, or who
helped drive the town’s prosperity.
- Cultural activities, especially
spaces for local artists and musicians and room to
house and store historical records.
- Ready access to the foreshore
with the ocean almost at your front door.
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