A timeline of recent project milestones



Oleander trees on the Mallett Street verge are removed in preparation for a food forest planting.



Site preparations begin for construction.
Temporary fencing is been erected to ensure the safety of the community during the estimated 5-6 month building period.
Internal demolition and external site works commence.


A construction certificate is issued to Camperdown Project Pty Ltd, enabling building works to commence.





Camperdown Project Pty Ltd development application for 31A Mallett St was approved by Marrickville Council at a Development Assessment Committee (DAC) meeting on December 8. 


The process of applying for an On-Premise Liquor License for the Camperdown site commenced. In accordance with regulations a copy of the Notice of Intention was display on the entrance to the site. The Notice was also served to the local police, Marrickville Council and adjoining Councils: Leichhardt Council and The City Of Sydney.



A updated newsletter on the status of the development application (DA) submission is published and sent to Camperdown Project email subscribers. 

If you missed it you can read it at  Enews 27 July 2015.

Preliminary work commences to remove the grass and weeds from the old bowling greens. Pocket City Farms also starts a small, managed compost turnover on the greens to build up nutrients to add to the soil.


Development Application submission for the old bowling club site is submitted to Marrickville Council.


Compilation of various reports, architectural insights, acoustic studies and traffic surveys in the lead up to the submission of the DA.



Ongoing liaison with Marrickville Council regarding amended concept plans incorporating community feedback from Have Your Say Days.

Commissioning a more detailed environmental study as required by Marrickville Council.



Seven 'Have Your Say' Day discussion sessions are held at the CHP School of Hospitality training room at Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club over three days from February 4-6.  Discussion sessions were attended by interested residents and local businesses.

Altis Architecture is appointed as the architect to revitalise the old bowling club site.



Editorial coverage of the ‘Have Your Say’ Days features in the January 20 edition of the Inner West Courier

Advertisements to promote the 'Have Your Say' Days feature in the January 13 and January 26 editions of the Inner West Courier .

Camperdown Project Pty Ltd announces nine 'Have Your Say' Day sessions to keep locals informed about the project to revitalise the former Camperdown Bowling Club site at 31a Mallett St.
Agreement to License signed with Pocket City Farms (formerly know as Green Up Top). Pocket City Farms confirmed as the organisation that will manage the old bowling club site’s urban farm operations.




Camperdown Project Pty Ltd undertakes significant work in preparing to deliver on its vision for the site. Significant negotiations commence with Pocket City Farms on the urban farming aspect of the site and financial and business planning commences.

An Agreement For Lease for the old bowling club site is signed with Marrickville Council.

Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club is announced as the successful tenderer for the former Camperdown Bowling Club site at 31a Mallet St Camperdown.

>>Read Marrickville Council media release


Interested residents and local businesses are invited to subscribe to Camperdown Project e-news updates via a dedicated web address,



Soil testing of the old bowling club greens is undertaken.


CHPRSL Club establishes Camperdown Project Pty Ltd (‘CP’) as a standalone, wholly owned subsidiary to operate the old bowling club site.



Once notified by council, CHPRSL Club starts extensive liaison and refinement of the Agreement for Lease with Marrickville Council.


During this period CHPRSL Club is informed by Marrickville Council that at the Council meeting on December 3, Council authorised the General Manager of Council to enter into negotiations with CHPRSL with a view to securing a lease agreement for the old bowling club site consistent with the tender submitted.





CHPRSL Club submits a tender for the revitalisation of the old Camperdown Bowling Club site


CHPRSL Club is invited to tender for the revitalisation of the old Camperdown Bowling Club site, following the Club’s EOI submission.



Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL Club submits an expression of Interest (EOI) for the old Camperdown Bowling Club site.