Camden Vale Milk Factory works start soon

Prepped for change: Construction works will begin in the next couple of months at the historic Camden Vale Milk Factory site to transform it into a restaurant precinct. Picture: Kayla Osborne
Prepped for change: Construction works will begin in the next couple of months at the historic Camden Vale Milk Factory site to transform it into a restaurant precinct. Picture: Kayla Osborne

There’s no shortage of hospitality businesses interested in setting up shop at Camden’s milk factory site once extensive renovation works are completed.

Leasing agents have been inundated with inquiries from restaurateurs across Sydney since a development application to transform the site into a restaurant precinct was approved last year.

Bespoke Holdings development manager Michael Viskovich would not disclose the names of businesses currently involved in tenancy negotiations but the Advertiser can reveal that a whiskey bar has committed to opening at the site.

“We have pre-commitments from a number of tenants and a huge amount of interest from various types of hospitality businesses both within the area and outside Camden,” Mr Viskovich said.

“Interested people can take a look at our website or contact our leasing agents Tim Knapp from Knapp Real Estate and Anthony Rees from Inglis Property Macarthur.”

Construction on the $8 million restaurant precinct is expected to start within three months.

“We are working on the construction certificate which should be issued in the middle of this month,” Mr Viskovich said. “At this stage [construction will begin] in approximately June or July.”

The approved development is set to include five new food premises and a function centre, car parking spaces, landscaping and signage.

The heritage building will also be restored as a part of the project.

Mr Viscovich said the owner-operator of the site, Costa Meitanis, wanted to create something the community would enjoy.

“This is an exciting development for the community,” he said. “It is a chance to bring a beautiful heritage building back to life.

“We have a lot of support from the local community as well.

“This exciting project is getting a closer every day.”

Camden mayor Lara Symkowiak told the Advertiser last year that she would hate to see the site sitting idle for the next 10 years.

“I think [the proposed plans] are a much better outcome for the site,” she said.

For more information, visit: www.themilkfactorycamden.com.