What is the Old Cheese Factory Master Plan?

    The Old Cheese Factory (OCF) master plan is a large project that will provide a clear and concise strategic direction for the development of the site over the next ten years.

    The plan gives direction on the development of the unique parkland featuring heritage buildings, manicured gardens, open lawns and play spaces that is used extensively by the community.

    The plan will provide future opportunities that will allow the facility to continue to grow whilst retaining the essential attributes and elements that make the OCF such a positive and successful community destination.

    Why do we need a master plan for the Old Cheese Factory?

    Over the last four years, growth in visitor numbers has been approximately 219%, with over 142, 562 annual visitors in 2014/2015.

    The plan identifies a number of development opportunities, to respond to the growing visitations and build on its current services, programs and facilities.

    What is the proposed vision and key pillars of the master plan?

    The master plan outlines a vision, four key pillars and actions that will provide future direction on the facilities required to support and build on the services and programs offered to the community.

    Council’s vision for the Old Cheese Factory is to provide a unique community destination, retaining and celebrating Casey’s heritage and parkland.

    The four pillars identified are:

    • Arts and Culture

    • Celebrations and Events

    • Tourism and Heritage

    • Community and Open Space

    What happens next?

    We value your feedback to ensure the Old Cheese Factory master plan reflects the community’s need and expectations.

    Feedback and ideas will be used to refine the final master plan to be presented to Council.

    How can I have my say?

    Council has developed the Old Cheese Factory master plan and wants to hear from you.

    Your feedback is valued and will guide the final plan presented to Council.

    View the draft Old Cheese Factory master plan, and complete the survey by Friday 6 June 2016.

    There will also be two community open sessions, where you can view the plan and discuss it with staff.

    These sessions will be held at the Old Cheese Factory on

    Date: Wednesday 18 May
    Time: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
    Date: Thursday 19 May
    Time: 11.00 am to 1.00 pm.

    Hard copies of the survey are available on request at Customer Service Centres, Old Cheese Factory, Myuna Farm and Wilson Botanic Park Berwick.

    What are the competition Terms and Conditions?

    Complete the Old Cheese Factory Master Plan survey between Monday 9 May and Monday 6 June 2016 to go into the entry to win a $100 Homestead Café Voucher or Old Cheese Factory small room hire (value of $190). The competition terms and conditions are listed below: This competition is open to residents and members of community groups within the City of Casey (excludes Council staff and Councillors).

    There are two prizes in total to give away over the course of the consultation period. To be eligible to win the prizes, entrants must complete Old Cheese Factory Master Plan survey between Monday 9 May and Friday 6 June 2016. Survey entries received after this date will not be included in the competition draw. The prizes cannot be redeemed for cash.

    The winners will be chosen at random and notified by phone/email by 5.00 pm Monday 20 June 2016. To be eligible to win, entrants must complete all survey questions and provide a full name and contact details by the relevant closing date.