Development approval set to breathe new life into heritage site

December 23, 2017 by  

An old industrial building that was once used as a milk depot for the Camden and Campbelltown areas is about to be given a new lease of life.

Approval has just been given by Camden Council for the transformation of the old Camden Vale Milk factory, originally established by the Macarthur family in 1920, into a new restaurant precinct.

According to local history accounts, after becoming a co-op in 1921, about 289 cream suppliers and 162 milk suppliers operated out of the site.

Graphic designs for the new development incorporate a function centre, multiple food premises, landscaping, car park spaces and signage.

The development adds an exciting new facility for members of the community to enjoy which is something its owner-operator Costa Meitanis was passionate about seeing come to fruition in this heritage site.

The development application was applauded by Camden Mayoress Lara Symkowiak:

“We are hoping to provide for the local economy and create a lovely building for the area.

“The heritage building will be restored and filled with historical information about the building’s previous use.”

This, she added, was a far better outcome than the property sitting idle and gradually decaying over the next decade.

Councillor Paul Farrow said he hoped the investment would bring with it a vibrant new nightlife to Camden as well as more people and additional employment opportunities for locals.