This section will be updated regularly to provide you with information on the progress of construction at Tempo, Drummoyne. Expected completion is Q2 2018.


A number of important construction milestones have been achieved since we last sent out an update. Firstly, the scaffold has been removed from the Victoria Road facade of the building. This has finally revealed the building’s “rhythm” which is accentuated by the three complementary colours of the facade. We have been very pleased with the reaction of the purchasers to the unveiling of this elevation and the Kookaburra that was revealed in the last update.

The second milestone is the removal of the hard working tower crane from the site at the beginning of March. This crane has done all of the heavy lifting on the site and now that the works are nearing completion, it is time to bid it farewell.

The final milestone is the installation of the last prefabricated bathroom POD in the development. The benefit of the offsite fabrication of the PODS is that the quality of the finishes is improved as the bathrooms are ‘manufactured’ in highly controlled conditions.

We continue to be pleased with the rate of progress of the construction and are now expecting the building to be completed in June this year with settlements to occur soon afterwards. As settlement approaches, we will continue to narrow down the expected settlement date. A number of weeks out from settlement, we will write to your solicitor confirming when we have submitted the plans for registration. Further notice will be issued when the apartment title plans have been registered and settlement will occur following this notice.


Just before Christmas, the builder, developer and the entire project team held a ‘topping out’ ceremony.

The topping out of a building is a long-held tradition in the building industry to celebrate when the last beam is placed atop a structure and the construction of the structure is officially complete.

The symbol of raising of a tree onto the roof can be traced back to an ancient Scandinavian religious rite that aimed to appease the tree-dwelling spirits.

The practice remains common in many countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Iceland, Czech Republic and the United States.

It’s a very exciting time for all those who will be joining the Tempo community! What traditions do you think you’ll create in your new home? Let us know in the comments.


Driving down Victoria Road you get a good feel of the scale of the Tempo building. The dimensions of the site would easily be big enough for a full sized football match to be played with room for spectators. The two basement levels have had 45,000m3 of sandstone excavated and the basement construction is now complete. The building structure has reached level 4 and the first delivery of the prefabricated bathroom PODS is expected in the next month.

We have commenced the campaign for the retail spaces along Victoria Road and approaching our preferred food and beverage operators for the Church Street café and restaurant tenancies. We are focussed on attracting tenants that will be appreciated by the residents and provide alternative retail options along Victoria Road. We are hoping that you will be able to grab a coffee, lunch, a haircut, have you bike serviced and enjoy a great dinner all at your doorstep. Please let us know in the comments below what type of shops you would like to see downstairs.


There has been a remarkable change to the Tempo site with the first floor of the building now visible from the street. This follows on from the excavation of the basement levels and construction all of the underground car parking area, storage cages, bike racks and other areas like the garbage rooms and building plant rooms.

In keeping with the innovative approach to the construction, we are very pleased to announce that all the bathrooms and ensuites in the building are currently being constructed in a factory in Dee Why and will be transported and installed in your apartment as complete units. Due to the off-site manufacture the quality of the workmanship can be carefully managed and allows for more rapid construction on site. This method of construction will not be noticeable in the completed apartment as the details and finishes are the same as if the work was done on site. We look forward to the first bathroom pods being lifted into place.

The “SOLD OUT” sign is due to go up with only one apartment remaining for sale. You may also see increased advertising for the retailers, restaurateurs and café operators to take up the premium opportunities along Victoria Road and Church Street.


If you have been anywhere near Drummoyne in the last little while you could not have missed the tower crane that dominates the skyline. 


When pointing straight up, the tip of the crane is some 100m and the crane driver assures us that the view is spectacular.  The size of the crane is critical to allow it to reach the four corners of the site from the absolute centre of the building. 


Not so obvious is the construction of the bottom basement level that has commenced and before long the construction will be back up to ground level.


There are a very limited number of apartments remaining

So if friends or family are considering a purchase, please suggest that they do not wait.  The sales suite is now located at McGrath’s office in Norton Street, Leichhardt.

Construction Update | December 2016

There has been significant progress on the Tempo Drummoyne project with the closure of the old Bob Jane T-Mart shop and demolition of the building. Following demolition, our building contractor, Richard Crookes Constructions commenced excavation of the site and you may notice the increasingly large and deep hole being dug on the site. Given that there are two levels of basement the excavation will take approximately 4 months to complete prior to the car parking slabs being built back up to ground level.

We are very pleased to have Richard Crookes Constructions as your builder as they have an enviable reputation for building quality residential apartment building to exacting standards and delivering their projects on time. Being a privately owned builder, their attention to detail and passion for ‘getting it right’ is foremost in everything they do and the construction of your apartment will be no exception.