Working Heritage has launched a plan aimed at improving the historic Carome site for the community.
The six hectare site is located in the Plenty Gorge Parklands overlooking the Plenty River and has an 1860s bluestone homestead, agricultural sheds, and archaeological remains of a flour mill that dates from the 1840s.
The Site Management Plan outlines a range of projects, all aimed at ensuring Carome is used and enjoyed by the local community and that it becomes a destination for those from further afield. These include using the agricultural sheds as maker spaces and for markets, creating trails to link to the Plenty Gorge Parklands, and conserving and interpreting the historic mill remains.
“A lot of consultation, research and consideration has gone into the Site Management Plan. Now we are directing resources to Carome to get key projects underway,” said Ross Turnbull, Executive Officer of Working Heritage.
Carome is already home to a successful café – Two Beans and a Farm – and a community garden that holds regular produce swaps and workshops.
“Carome’s sense of rural calm and connection to the area’s agricultural past are highly valued by visitors and users. We want to protect and enhance the things people value, and encourage more people to experience this great place,” said Mr Turnbull.
The plan was officially launched by local member Danielle Green MP at a special event on site at Carome on Thursday 27 April.