Restore Alarah Park
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Help us restore our slice of local history and turn it into a useful community space.
Residents of Cranbourne West living in the Alarah Estate are missing out on a rare opportunity to conserve, restore and enjoy a remnant of Cranbourne’s quickly disappearing history.
Alarah Estate was developed on the property of what was known as Hayton Park, a farm and homestead built in 1888.
The surviving homestead located between Ercildoune Court and City Vista Circuit is of local and aesthetic significance. It is one of a small number of surviving late nineteenth century farmhouses and is significant as a superior and well-preserved example of a Victorian Italianate villa.
The developer of Alarah estate, Wolfdene, originally advertised to restore the heritage house and grounds into a community facility. This would’ve been a requirement as part of the development of the estate. However over 5 years have passed and none of the proposed project has been undertaken.
Instead Wolfdene was allowed to walk away from their obligations and hand the property back to Casey Council.
Currently the homestead has been left as a dilapidated building. Unfortunately it is a magnet for vandalism and is falling further into disrepair. The surrounding grounds have beautiful established fruiting trees which could be the beginnings of a lovely community garden with adjoining childrens playground, instead they also have been left to their own devices on what is essentially a mini paddock.
We want to see BOTH the heritage listed homestead and surrounding grounds turned into a valuable community asset.
We call on Wolfdene to honour their original tendered development proposal and financially support the restoration of the homestead.
We call on Casey Council to; hold Wolfdene accountable to their advertised and tendered proposals, to restore the homestead and turn it into a community facility, and landscape the grounds into a family friendly communal area.
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