The submission period has closed

The submission period closed on Sunday 2nd of July.

Next Step: All submissions received will be carefully considered by the Haining Farm Working Group in developing a set of final recommendations for the future use of Haining Farm.

About Haining Farm

Haining Farm is one part of the larger Yellingbo Conservation area which will be implemented and coordinated by the Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee.

Haining Farm is a 59 hectare site currently managed by Parks Victoria and leased as a working dairy farm. Haining Farm is located in Don Valley, at the confluence of the Yarra River and the Don River.

The Haining Farm Working Group (Working Group) is a community based working group that was established in February 2017 to help guide the Haining Farm development including coordinating the bushfire planning process, identifying the key themes to be considered for planning future use and developing concept designs.

The Working Group is made up of seven Don Valley community members, and representatives from, Parks Victoria, DELWP, Yarra Ranges Council, CFA, Yellingbo Conservation Area Coordinating Committee and Yarra Waterways Group. The Working Group has been supported by independent technical experts, who have provided information about a range of factors, including bushfire risk, that impact the site and influence what the site can be used for.

Based on this process the opportunities for the site include conservation, farming and agriculture, education and recreation. The Haining Farm Working Group has, over the course of 10 workshops, developed three concepts for the future of Haining Farm and is presenting these to the community for comment. Each of these concepts address a range of criteria to reflect the objectives for the future of Haining Farm.

The concepts

All three concepts address the criteria to varying degree and in different ways. Please view each concept plan by clicking through the concepts below.

For more detailed information please read through the community information booklet.

Make a submission

Everyone with an interest in Haining Farm is invited to comment on the draft concepts. All comments will be carefully considered in developing a final concept.

To contribute a submission, you can:

  • Fill out the online survey below or
  • Fill out the Word version of the survey from the Document Library and email to hainingplan@parks.vic.gov.au or post to Manager Park Planning, Haining Farm Submissions, Parks Victoria, Level 10, 535 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000

The submission period will end Sunday 2nd of July 2017

Your personal information will not be disclosed to the public. Please see the privacy statement below the survey for more information.

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Have you ever visited Haining Farm? Required
Drag and arrange the uses from highest importance down to lowest importance. You must drag across all themes in order to submit the survey.
Bushfire Risk
Farming & Agriculture
Conservation
Education
Community access & Recreation
Tourism
Capital Expenditure & maintenance Costs

Please write any other use and whether it is 'not important', 'slightly important', 'important' or 'most important'.

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2. Based on reviewing the criteria for each of the 3 concepts, do you have a preferred concept? Required
3. Thinking about Bushfire Risk and management, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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4. Thinking about Farming and Agriculture, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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5. Thinking about Conservation and habitat for threatened species, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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6. Thinking about Education, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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7. Thinking about Community Access and Recreation, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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8. Thinking about Tourism, which of the 3 concepts do you most like and why? Required
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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.

Privacy

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is committed to protecting personal information provided by you in accordance with the principles of the Victorian privacy laws.

The information you provide will be used to help inform the final concept plan for Haining Farm, and to keep you updated on the project if you choose to provide contact details.

The information you provide will be made available to the DELWP/Parks Victoria Yellingbo Conservation Area Project Team and the Haining Farm Working Group to help inform the future of Haining Farm. Personal details (name/contact details) will not be made public.

You may access the information you have provided to DELWP by contacting Victoria Purdue at victoria.purdue@delwp.vic.gov.au.