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Samford Commons LIVE!

Time: May 24, 2015 from 10am to 2pm
Location: Samford Commons
Street: 2204, Mt Samson Road,
City/Town: Samford
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Event Type: celebration
Organized By: Samford Connect
Latest Activity: May 24, 2015

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Samford Commons is LIVE! Samford Commons Ltd has now successfully reached a community lease agreement with the Moreton Bay Regional Council. This means part of the former Samford CSIRO site is once again set for a new beginning as a place to grow…nurture…collaborate.

This time around, the community is in the driver’s seat. Members of the community can choose whether they want to partnership with Samford Commons in growing a sustainable local economy. The historic launch event Samford Commons LIVE! on the 24th May explains it all.

How wonderful that the Moreton Bay Regional Council continues to recognise and support the initiative and long term vision of Samford Commons over the past years. As part of this community lease, more than 8,000 m2 of Samford Parklands, through Millen Farm, is to be transformed into an urban farm, complete with food storage facilities, with sustainability as the focus. Millen Farm is just one part of the larger Samford Commons vision. Creative Samford have already mapped out an extensive Arts Trail

Samford Commons is a not-for-profit entity and is registered as a charity. As such, Samford Commons is now added to the list of more than 220 community organisations and groups (2013-2015 figures) the Council extends community leases to.

The signing of the community lease now paves the way for the site launch event Samford Commons LIVE! to be held on the 24th May. Come and experience the Samford Commons vision. Bring your families. Bring your friends. Bring your ideas. Be prepared for a FUN day!

What:             Samford Commons LIVE!

Where:          The old CSIRO site.
                        2204 Mt Samson Road, Samford Village.

When:            Sunday 24th May, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm

Why:               Historic Event – A New Beginning

Cost:              FREE

You will enjoy:

  • Local entertainers
  • Lots of food
  • A tour of the grounds
  • Loads of family activities
  • Ignite Sessions to spark innovative conversation and ideas
  • Seeing development proposals firsthand with the 3D site model
  • Find out all about Millen Farm and planned community gardening sessions and workshops
  • Chat with Creative Samford for up and coming events, including the extensive Studio Arts Trail in June.

Want to have more of a say in Samford Commons? Join us at the launch, come to a general meeting or become a member!

For a couple of cups of coffee, $10.00 annual payment keeps you up to date with all the news, plus gives you the opportunity to participate in informal, informative monthly meetings. Although being largely informal, these meetings recognise your time is a precious and valuable resource and keep to a strict timetable.

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Comment by Lissa on May 24, 2015 at 16:29

Be prepared for a FUN day!  

No sign of that.

Supposed to open at 10am they were still setting up. Turns out no parking on the premises - we were redirected half km back to the tennis clubs tiny car park.

One food stall (sorry, no food until lunch time), one coffee stall and a couple of stalls selling soap and health products. One display of the "vision" still not finished being set up. A first aid tent. Some performers on a tandem bike.

As we left at 10.30 (out of sheer boredom) they were finally putting up parking signs and handing out flyers for the days "activities" which turned out to hardly anything.

Did anyone else go? Did it ramp up later on?

Had a walk around the small shopping precinct of Samford then went to Margate for fish and chips.

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