On a beautiful, sunny Saturday, over 250 people came to the unique and historic Kirkbride building in Callan Park, to hear our vision for the farm and eco-education centre. Both Carla, our manager, and Rod, our architect, spoke and showed images for half an hour, and then led our audience on a tour of the proposed site for the farm.
Rod Simpson takes the audience on a tour of the site
We believe the State Government is about to announce their decision on the fate of Callan Park, based on a report being written by SHFA (Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority)
It seems, from media reports, the most likely outcome is for Sydney University to take over the whole site.
If this is the outcome and there is no mention of the Sydney City Farm on the site, the fight will really begin - we will be calling, along with our friends at Friends of Callan Park, for a proper and open, public masterplan process – to create a plan for Callan Park that will genuinely take into consideration the wishes and needs of the community.
The best way to tell the Planning Minister, Frank Sartor, we are serious, is to show him we have a large, supportive and vocal community behind us.
Our public meeting has helped enormously – we now have over 800 members, both financial and non financial, and we urge you to tell your friends to join too. The feeling was one of overwhelming support for the idea. If we stand united, we can realize the dream…
We must have Callan Park for the community!!
If you would like to download a transcript of excerpts from our presentation, click here