THE CAMPERDOWN PROJECT
Exciting CAMPERDOWN COMMONS announcements to come! including transition to new restaurant operations.
The Commons container will be open from Tuesday 8 June.
‘acre’ departs. Site remains open and operational.
Building takes 7 months and Camperdown Commons is officially opened in June 2016.
As the site lessee, Camperdown Project oversees all operations and adherence to its commitment to ensure the space operates for the benefit of the community through access to the facility and free space hire opportunities for ‘Common Spaces’. The Acre and Pocket City Farms (‘PCF’) operations operate independently: ‘acre’ for the eatery and hospitality; PCF for the urban farm and many recreational and educational workshops.
Camperdown Project Pty Ltd is established. It engaged with Council through the tender process to bring to life the vision of reinvigorating the site and was appointed as successful tenderer and a lease for the site was subsequently granted thereafter.
To ensure the site’s layout and design would be fit for purpose, Camperdown Project Pty Ltd worked in lock step with founding partners Pocket City Farms (an innovative and inspiring urban farm social enterprise) and the team at acre, the inaugural hospitality operator).
Community ‘Have Your Say’ Days were held and the proposed site layout was adjusted in line with community considerations.
Canterbury Hurlstone Park RSL developed a Community Facility, urban farm and farm to table experience as part of its diversification strategy, working in collaboration with founding partner Pocket City Farms.
The local council (formerly Marrickville) now Inner West Council called for public tenders to take over the disused Camperdown Bowling Club and transform it into a valued recreational community asset.