A thriving precinct for the community
South Eveleigh will become a vibrant destination where people come together to connect culturally, socially and physically. A range of public spaces have been created to activate the public realm for tenants and the wider community including an oval, children’s playground, BBQ facilities, new sports facilities and a Village Square.
Retail has been reimagined at the site to celebrate the unique heritage of the area while providing essential amenity for workers, visitors and residents. The streets will be activated beyond normal workday hours with al fresco cafes, dining, a gym, pop-up events, a supermarket and a new ‘high street’ along Locomotive Avenue.
Respected chef, restaurateur, television presenter and author Kylie Kwong has been appointed as the South Eveleigh ambassador, and is collaborating with Mirvac to encourage workers, visitors and the wider community to engage with the precinct through food, culture and community activation. Ms Kwong is also set to open an exciting new venue in the precinct in 2021.
As part of Mirvac’s commitment to the site, the Company has been actively involved in the community by hosting local events, such as Heritage Day. Mirvac is also supporting a range of local groups such as the Tribal Warriors, Redfern All-Blacks, Alexandria Scout Group, Counter Point Community Services and the Milk Crate Theatre through a community grants program.
As one of Sydney’s most significant inner-city redevelopment sites, Mirvac has involved both local residents and the wider community in the development process. Mirvac has been undertaking community engagement for South Eveleigh in many forms since November 2015 and will continue to engage with the community throughout the development. Mirvac also appointed a dedicated community liaison officer and external consultant JBA to manage the ongoing consultation and communication with the public.