An appetite for the new

The Paper Mill in Liverpool will feature an open-plan dining venue in a heritage-listed warehouse conversion and 883 apartments in a masterplanned community.

Domain Elicia Murray 25-08-2017

Melbourne may have been named the most liveable city for the seventh year in the row, but let’s not get hung up on the past. Who knows? Maybe Sydney will improve its ranking in the next decade. We’ve picked out ten upcoming building sites that’ll shape the way we live, commute and play by 2027. There’s a new flavour sensation offer a dazzling array of interior palettes, striking architectural forms and tranquil landscaping, developers are increasingly adding dining precincts to new apartment developments.  At The Paper Mill in Liverpool, a vast new residential project on the site of Australia’s first paper­manufacturing business, developer Coronation Property plans to transform a heritage-listed sawtooth­roof warehouse building into an open-plan dining venue.  The managing director of Coronation Property, Joe Nahas, says the venue will specialise in comfort food and include a brewery, private dining section and children’s play area. “This space, complete with dessert carts and open fireplaces, will be Liverpool’s destination dining spot,” Nahas says. The Paper Mill’s retail precinct will comprise about 1400 square metres of floor space in an open-plan setting with exposed ceilings and concrete flooring. The mill building will be surrounded by al fresco dining areas, expected to open late this year.  About 190 apartments are still for­sale at the masterplanned community on the Georges River. The NSW chief executive officer of the property lobby group Urban Development Institute of Australia, Steve Mann, says governments are starting to understand the importance of allowing developers to add amenities such as food and beverage options to new developments. “People want to live where they can have easy access to great bars, cafes and restaurants,” Mann says. “It’s not just where residents choose to live; business owners will move their workplace to a location that offers the best amenity.”

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