City Farm

The City Farm is a community vision for a working urban farm in the heart of the City, including an orchard, education, volunteering and sustainability programs and small animals.

We have worked with the community, the Sydney City Farm community group and the Powerhouse Museum to develop the City Farm Business Plan, which was endorsed by Council in September 2014.

We have developed a concept design for the City Farm at Sydney Park, which reflects the activities in the business plan and the community’s ideas and aspirations for the farm gained through previous consultation events. Check out the Concept Design in the City Farm Library.

Thank you to everyone who has had their say and to those who came along to Sydney Park on Saturday 21 March to see how the community’s feedback has shaped the concept design for City Farm. See our feedback summary in the news feed, and photos and a video from the day.

The Concept Design was reported to Council on 11 May 2015.

Once endorsed by Council, this Project will move to detailed design, with construction expected to commence before the end of 2015. There will be ongoing opportunities for community involvement, so visit this page or the City Farm page on the City of Sydney website.

The City Farm is a community vision for a working urban farm in the heart of the City, including an orchard, education, volunteering and sustainability programs and small animals.

We have worked with the community, the Sydney City Farm community group and the Powerhouse Museum to develop the City Farm Business Plan, which was endorsed by Council in September 2014.

We have developed a concept design for the City Farm at Sydney Park, which reflects the activities in the business plan and the community’s ideas and aspirations for the farm gained through previous consultation events. Check out the Concept Design in the City Farm Library.

Thank you to everyone who has had their say and to those who came along to Sydney Park on Saturday 21 March to see how the community’s feedback has shaped the concept design for City Farm. See our feedback summary in the news feed, and photos and a video from the day.

The Concept Design was reported to Council on 11 May 2015.

Once endorsed by Council, this Project will move to detailed design, with construction expected to commence before the end of 2015. There will be ongoing opportunities for community involvement, so visit this page or the City Farm page on the City of Sydney website.

News Feed

  • Great community response to concept design

    Thanks to everyone who provided feedback on the concept design.

    72 people completed feedback forms on the concept design and two email submissions were also received. We also had 1,046 visitors during the exhibition period from 16 March to 13 April 2015.

    More than 200 people attended the event on Saturday, 21 March 2015 and participated in the demonstrations, tours and feedback activities.

    The response to the City Farm concept design and overall proposal for a City Farm was overwhelmingly positive, with community members keen for the farm to be established and asking when it would be ready for operations... Continue reading

    13 May 2015, 03:50 PM
  • Community Day Program

    Come along to Sydney Park at St Peters, near the brick kilns, from 9.30am - 1pm on Saturday 21 March 2015.

    Program

    10.00am – Native Bee Workshop

    10.30am – Bush tucker and indigenous plant talk – walking tour to the farm site

    11.00am – A walk through the City Farm site – meet the design team

    11.30am - Bush tucker and indigenous plant tour – alternate trail from the farm site

    12.00pm – Native Bee Workshop


    11 Mar 2015, 04:13 PM
  • Shaping City Farm

    Through our community consultation process, key themes around growing food, sustainability, learning and community participation have emerged as a priority for City Farm at Sydney Park.

    Here's how we have used community feedback to shape the concept design.

    • Growing food and food production, seasonal and organic produce - Cropping area, Kitchen and herb garden, nursery, orchards
    • Community involvement and volunteering, sharing and participating - A design which encourages movement and social spaces
    • Education and activities for children, Lifelong learning and adult education - An outdoor classroom and education area
    • Sustainable practices and design excellent - Compost areas, focus on design... Continue reading
    11 Mar 2015, 09:59 AM