I was tipped off about this place by someone I ran into while exploring a different location about a year ago and finally got to check it out a few months ago (sorry for the lack of posting the last 6 months work and life has just been so busy my exploring has taken a back seat), and I have no information about this location at all. I will do my best to try find out what it is and what it's story is sometime soon.
What I can say is this is a pretty cool site to explore, it's big and a few buildings and silos and even still has the power on. There are three main buildings and a couple of what look like silos. We only explored two as the third one was pitch black and stank terribly, which could of been due to the torrential rain we were experiencing.
The first building was pretty big with several floors to explore and some amazing old machinery still intact, some incredible areas that I have no idea what they were used for (but made great photos) and even a section that looked like some sort of control room equipped with some pretty retro gear.
The second building wasn't as big or interesting, but in saying that it was a great place to wander around and check out the machinery and random objects still littered around, and access onto the roof was possible.
As well as these two there were silos which you could get into, and a third building as mentioned that stank, the stench was like a slap in the face with a sweat football sock, so we opted out of venturing into that one. There were a few other small buildings dotted around the area like a small office that had some books and old paperwork and some other intriguing things that i won't mention as it may give away location or information on it (i was asked by the chap who told me not to share its location with anyone i don't know) but i have photos of these that may help me to gain some further information to what this place was. A small house that looks like its last inhabitants didn't care much for hygiene or keeping the place clean is tucked away at the edge of the site and had a pretty creepy/junky chic feel to it, so I'm glad it's tenants weren't around to welcome us.
The only company we ran into there was a huge flock of cockatoos that were having a sweet time with the huge pile of old grain still spread over the concrete loading zone, and there were pretty proactive over their seeds!
Overall it was a great site to explore and the former owners had kindly left the power on in the site so all the lights and electricity still works. Hopefully I can shed some more light on it's life when functioning some time soon.
WHAT: An abandoned factory or malting?
ACCESS - EASY: There was a fence but it has been abused by a few too many people i think as we saw several holes in it
SECURITY - LOW: It's pretty tucked away from anything besides some factories...its a big site so once inside I think getting caught would be bad luck, even where we got in was pretty sheltered.
INTEREST - 8/10: This was a good explore, less trashed then a lot of other places around, and some really interesting architecture in some areas (which i am guessing is due to whatever it was used for). Lots of little interesting things lying around, some interesting machinery and the power is still on!
ALONE OR WITH A FRIEND: You could go alone, but incase the stench is unbearable in sections like when we were there it's worth taking a friend incase you pass out from a horrendous odour.
DANGERS: The smell, seriously it was rank, but may of been due to a lot of rain in recent times. The building looks sound and there is electricity still running so its light, but as the electricity is still on, don't go poking around shit that looks like it may be powered, no ones going to hear your screams here! And the cockatoos, don't try steal their grain, i reckon they'll mess you up!
Disclaimer – The person referred to as “I” in this post is not necessarily me, nor does “I” refer to anyone in particular, likewise with the word 'we'. I will not be held responsible it anyone ventures to these locations and gets in trouble or injured. These words may be a ramble of useless information and the photos found on a lost usb picked up in the gutter? Who knows?