THE wait is almost over for future residents of the Mill re-development.
The development at the Wagga’s former flour mill has slowly transformed one of the city’s most prominent eye sores into luxury apartments.
An apartment with two bedrooms and a study is valued at $450,000.
Interlink Group’s development manager James Maher said residents could expect to move into the new apartments between April and May 2016.
Mr Maher said settlements on the property were expected to be called in by March next year.
The hand-over of the properties to residents will also include 1100 square metres of commercial property on the ground level.
He said internal construction work on the three buildings on the site would be finished by the end of the year, with further paperwork and approvals still to be considered by council.
Once the internal work was completed later this year, workers would get down to projects on the development’s outside.
A swimming pool, residential parking and a forecourt in front of the former flour mill will be built.
“It’s not just what’s required by our contract conditions, but working beyond to provide residents with additional amenity,” Mr Maher said.
He said over the next few months the development would begin to come to life.
Mr Maher said off the back of strong pre-sales, it was only a “matter of time” before another three buildings would be constructed.
Meanwhile, Eldridge First National Real Estate director Josh Eldridge said there had been exceptional response to the development.
“The majority of properties have been sold, there’s only a limited number left,” Mr Eldridge said.
“They’re mostly AFL supporters, with a great view onto Robbo Oval,” Mr Eldrige joked.
As for the former flour mill, expressions of interest from tenants were being sought while the developers worked in delivering the services expected.
Mr Maher said the building would host two major tenants and ruled out department stores and said the focus would be on restaurants, bars and food chains.
“It’s about providing amenity for residents but also providing a venue for other residents to visit the Mill,” Mr Maher said.
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