THE PATCH Proposal for the Old Leanyer Depot Corner Leanyer & Vanderlin Drive.

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THE PATCH
Proposal for the Old Leanyer
Depot
Corner Leanyer & Vanderlin Drive
Community Benefits
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Engaging young people
Inclusive of all people in the community
Lifelong learning
Stepping stone to future employment and
training
Promotes healthy lifestyle
Caring for the environment
A community based setting promoting
cooperation, sharing and a sense of belonging.
Can evolve to meet the changing needs of the
community.
Background
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2006 –Nursery and organic gardening program
Collaboration led to increased program options
Other groups and residents expressed interest
Vision for future emerged
Supported by DCC, DEET, Philmac, Avanti
Current use of the council land
• Skill development
• Practical learning for
students
• Emerging Community
involvement and interest in
community gardening
What the Depot Offers
• Opportunities for :
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Horticulture
Agriculture
Landscaping
Art
Craft
Enterprise opportunities
• Large shed, access to water, toilet, shower
• Opportunities for involvement and skill sharing with
and by local residents
• Accessible by public transport
• Consistent with community land use on Vanderlin
Drive
Future Users
Community and Groups wanting to use the facility include:
• School leavers
• Abilityfocus
• Brown’s Mart
Community Arts
• Down Syndrome
Association
• DEET
• HPA
• Total Recreation
• Local residents
Where to Now?
• Securing the site through formal and
extended lease
• Forming a broad representative
management group
• Formalising and publishing the values,
beliefs and future directions of programs at
the Depot
• Demonstrating low cost, inclusive
community development
Further Reading
• http://www.northeystreetcityfarm.org.au/
• Learning around town
http://www.ala.asn.au/cities.html
• Candy,J., 2003, Planning Learning
Cities: Addressing globalisation locally
39th ISoCaRP Congress (google
Planning Learning Cities)
• http://www.communitygarden.org.au/ne
ws/natnews.html

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