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Haining Farm Conservation Survey Submission by July 2nd 2017

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.

A survey has gone out to the community and we urge you to have your say. Download the survey, print it out, fill it in and either email or post.

Write and submit your submission

  1. Fill out the survey questions in this PDF document – FINAL_Haining_Farm_Survey,
  2. Either email to or,
  3. Post to: Manager Park Planning, Haining Farm Submissions, Parks Victoria, Level 10, 535 Bourke Street Melbourne, VIC 3000


*** Parks Victoria is seeking comments on the draft concepts until Sunday 2 July 2017 ***



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 concepts for community consultation.
The Working Group is made up of six 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.

Concept 01

Boutique Farm and Conservation

Concept 02

Commercial Agri-Tourism Farming Operation

Concept 03

Habitat Restoration for Threatened Species with Community Access


View the concepts here

View the concepts here:


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