Collingwood Children's Farm
Collingwood Children's Farm

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About

Imagine herds of inquisitive children, pigs residing in what the staff describe as the Pig Hilton, lots of waddling ducks and curious looking chooks and goats; community gardens and vineyards lovingly cultivated.

Wrap these up in a unique pastoral setting, on a broad alluvial reach of the Yarra River in the heart of urban Collingwood, and you have the Collingwood Children's' Farm.

Taylor Cullity Lethlean has been privileged to work in this wonderful environment over an extended period.

Work, all of which has involved detailed consultation with the farm community, has included preparation and implementation of a detailed masterplan, including a new entry and animal pens; shared bike/pedestrian path link through the farm and the design on an entry bridge and toilets.

All this work has been undertaken in a manner which respects the unique character of the farm by inserting contemporary and sometimes quirky elements which have grown from an in depth appreciation of the place and its community.

The Aboriginal community have also been actively involved during construction by collecting and making artefacts for display, and as part of an employment program which has undertaken planting of indigenous vegetation within the park.

Details
Client Name
Collingwood Children’s Farm
Location
Collingwood, Victoria
Year
2000
Scale
4.8km
Traditional Owners
Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation
Collaboration
Tanya Court, Bronwyn Snow, Sione Francis
Photography
Ben Wrigley
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T.C.L acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.