The picturesque, but under-used, Georges River will be revitalised when the award-winning fine dining group behind Signorelli Gastronomia in Pyrmont transforms the derelict Deepwater Motor Boat Club into a complex nestled on 16ha of bushland owned by Doltone House Group.
The project, to include a Signorelli Gastronomia restaurant and function centre for more than 900 patrons, was approved by the Sydney West Joint Regional Planning Panel in late November.
The second stage will include a new boatshed and small craft launching facility.
Moorebank Marina – Marina/Function and Entertainment Centre
The development of a marina on the banks of the Georges River, in Moorebank, has been approved by an independent panel.
The $47 million marina is to consolidate Liverpool Council’s vision of turning its river frontage into a first class recreational area.
Liverpool Mayor Wendy Waller has welcomed the decision saying “project was a major boost for the people of Sydney’s Great South West”.
“The marina will bring significant social benefits to residents and people visiting the Great South West,” she said.
“In conjunction with the Georges River Master Plan it will reinvigorate and emphasise Liverpool’s identity as a river city, complementing Council’s vision to transform the precinct.”
Once completed, the new marina will provide 250 dry berths, as well as a function centre and entertainment and recreational amenities. There will be space for 186 craft (including casual berths) and environmental upgrades including revegetation of the riverbank.
The marina will also provide 637 car parking spaces.
Located on the site of one of the oldest and largest paper mills in Australia, is a collective vision to combine contemporary living with a deep sense of history by internationally renowned architects Woods Bagot, landscape designers Aspect Studios and urban designers Architectus.
Coronation Property sales director Jason Soulos said it was the biggest development in Liverpool, with two more stages planned.
“While the city has historically turned its back to the Georges River, this new development will make the waterfront a focal point and a place for residents to enjoy,” he said.
“In retaining the original paper mill through extensive restoration works, we’ve been able to plan the transformation a neglected building into a revitalised public amenity, the anchor for the Paper Mill precinct.”
Most have been sold already, with one-bedroom apartments starting at $465,000, two bedrooms from $580,000 and three bedrooms from $700,000.
The Paper Mill site is expected to active the Georges River as well as offer the community a retail space suitable for showcasing regional produce, pop-up shops to foster local talent and a cafe that aims to become a vibrant, welcoming meeting place for all.