urban case studies in the west wimmera
2011 - 2013
A bike shed is provided at the Horsham railway station as a starting point for a territorial scale cycling infrastructure.
The spaces next to the silos in Mitre is re-adapted into eco-tourism and community facilities.
New buildings for local food produce and related hospitality and commercial activities contribute to redefine the entry to Goroke.
The existing grain silos in Horsham are transformed into flexible hot desk and public workshop facilities.
Hiking trails, camping and climbing facilities and community infrastructure are integral parts of large scale revegetation interventions around Mount Arapiles and the surrounding wetlands.
Portable interventions are related to more permanent infrastructure for community and accommodation activities run by land care organisations.
New cross-programming spaces are located at the Horsham railway station encouraging a closer connection between local and regional commercial activities.
Existing facilities in Natimuk (tennis courts and community building) are adapted into a mix of uses related to art and festival programs.
Under-utilised open space in Goroke are transformed into productive gardens, becoming apart of the everyday activities for the local community.
A series of existing buildings are adapted to produce sustainable fuel from agricultural bi-product and solar energy, facilitating a self supported local transport network of school and public buses.
The decommissioned silos in Mitre are converted into large exhibition spaces, botanic gardens and workshops describing the local indigenous flora and fauna and supporting the ongoing activites of Greening Australia in the region.
A series of micro accommodations and community spaces allow local vineyards to house visitors and events while also promoting their produce through exposure.
The decommissioned Carpolac Railway line is revegetated with bands of native grasses and acacia, which are harvested and processed by the proposed Native Seed Bakery in Goroke which also houses education, community and commercial activites.
A series of community interventions supports local health, training and youth activites hinging on a proposed abattoir which allows the community to process and exchange their produce locally.
A building on the main street of Edenhope is converted to house a series of micro economies and community programs opening up onto new public spaces towards the rear of the site.
The public swimming pool is refurbished and extended to house market, produce, hospitality, exhibition and event spaces used by the community and Edenhope P-12 College.
A range of interventions supports a regional network of tourism and community programs across the towns of West Wimmera, focussing on local produce and the diverse environmental conditions.
A series of health and activity interventions along the lake are vegetated with floral and nectar producing species which supports a local apiary and honey production economy.
A series of buildings and open plots on the main street of Goroke are stripped back and renovated for community facilities, distributed amongst a range of newly designed vegetated and urban spaces.
An organic waste composting facility on the main street also provides indoor and outdoor spaces for community and public programs.
Open plots and disused buildings throughout Goroke are utilised as educational and productive spaces for a proposed agricultural curriculum run through Goroke P-12 College.
A series of pavilions and open spaces are proposed to house equine therapy and recreation programs.
Selected vacant buildings are stripped back and reused as a public library and communication centre describing the regeneration projects under way in the region.
A cycling support workshop, community facilities and revegetation centre connect Goroke with the Carpolac Cycling trail which runs along the decommissioned rail way line from Goroke to Horsham.
Several new pavilions consolidate the existing pool and sports infrastructure while also utilising the facilities to support camping and tourism in the town.
Territorial revegetation ribbons link into the open spaces of Apsely with productive nectar producing urban spaces that are harvested for use in a proposed micro brewery run by the Border Inn Hotel which also houses a community archive, workshop, and educational and civic programs.
Selected store fronts in Edenhope are adapted to house propagation and revegetation facilities while also providing activate community and commercial spaces.
While maintaining it's function for events the Apsley Memorial Hall is refurbished to house a range of community, civic amenity and propagation activities adjacent to revegetated urban spaces.
The under-utilised tennis courts, open sporting areas and caravan park are adapted to accommodate propagation and urban farming spaces amongst their current recreational function.
Existing dilapidated buildings are used to house educational and tourism functions as well as providing a consolidated facility for a variety of community activities and civic amenities.
A tourism trail from Edenhope to Apsley connects tourists to local sustainable farming practices, regeneration projects and unique natural environments of the region, with private accommodation opportunities for land holders along the route.
Apsley's football oval is refurbished to house various community and sporting activities while also providing facilities for campers who as payment, trade their time working on local regeneration projects.
An defunct hotel is adapted into an interpretative centre and eco-tourism accommodation business set amongst a revegetated indigenous botanical garden introducing visitors to the diverse environment of the region.