14 Feb, 2020

Saying Goodbye to Treasured Silos

The iconic Geelong silos — situated on the border of our Gen Fyansford community — are likely to be demolished in the coming months. As it may feel to some like saying goodbye to an old friend, we thought we’d give you a rundown of relevant info to ensure that you’re best prepared for when the time comes to wave them off.

We are extremely proud of the beautiful mural portraits from local artist Rone and have been thrilled with the resoundingly positive community response to the artistry displayed on the silos.

The large silos — which originally stored manufactured cement prior to shipping — have been evaluated by engineers and deemed unsuitable in terms of their structural integrity for further use. The silos don’t belong to ICD Property and Supalai and are in fact owned by cement company Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd.

We feel very accomplished in our initiative to transform the silos into something more appealing to the eye, that truly brought the Geelong community together and we would like to extend our thanks to Adelaide Brighton Cement for allowing us to do so.

We are pleased with the appreciation of Rone’s artwork by the local Geelong community and hope that the structures and their design live on in the images captured and memories of our cherished community members.

Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd. is currently undertaking an environmental assessment prior to commencing demolition, and will abide by best practice to ensure the process is carried out with minimum levels of disruption and impact, ensuring that our lovely residents enjoy the most peaceful process possible!

As Gen Fyansford is not actively involved in this process, we are unable to provide real-time updates. We wish Adelaide Brighton all the best throughout the removal process.

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