The NSW Minister for Planning, Kristina Keneally, announced yesterday morning that the state government would hand over control and management of the site to Leichhardt Council under a 99-year lease because the Sydney University plan for the site “would not have delivered an outcome the community could support”
We at Sydney City Farm are thrilled at this outcome. The way is now clear for us to work hand in hand with Leichhardt Council and the other community interests on the site, to create a city farm at Callan Park that will showcase the Leichhardt Municipality as a leader in sustainable technologies and education.
With the recent success of environmentally aware candidates in the local council elections, we now have real reason to hope for a greener municipality, a greener Sydney and, a more sustainable world for the future.
The SCF committee will be meeting with Leichhardt Council soon and
we’ll keep you informed of further updates as they happen.