Governance

Covid-19 Restrictions at Canberra City Farm

Current ACT Government restrictions can be found here. Other than these restrictions, common sense is the guide. If you feel unwell, or have been a COVID-19 close contact, please do not visit the Farm. When at the Farm, please practice physical distancing, please use the hand sanitiser provided, wear a mask if possible, and avoid working in groups of, say, more than three people.

Using the Check in CBR application is no longer compulsory at the Farm but we will continue to display the QR Code Poster for use by individuals who want to keep a record of where they have been. We will reintroduce a paper copy sign in register to help ensure we have a record of those who attend our working bees.

Current Committee 2021-2022

PresidentJohn Peters
Vice-PresidentVacant
SecretaryKeith Colls
TreasurerPeter Moorhouse
Membership SecretaryChristine Vincent
Ordinary MemberMark Spain
Ordinary MemberJohn Mills
Ordinary MemberStefanie Lekkas
Ordinary MemberCaroline Le Couteur
Ordinary MemberRobert Walls
Ordinary MemberDavid Hakaraia
Ordinary MemberVacant

Committee Meeting Minutes

The April 2022 Committee meeting Minutes are here.

The May 2022 Committee meeting Minutes are here.

Sub-committees and Teams

Canberra City Farm uses a distributed organisational structure, with formal governance responsibility and oversight resting in the Committee. The Committee delegates some of the operational functions to Subcommittees, that report as required to the Committee. Teams can be on-going and function related or set up for a specific project. The Subcommittees, with the functional teams working under them, that have been established at the moment are:

  • Education Subcommittee – Convenor: Mark Spain
  • Communications Subcommittee – Convenor: Keith Colls
  • Finance Subcommittee – Convenor: Treasurer – currently Peter Moorhouse
  • Site Management Subcommittee – Convenor: John Peters
  • Agreements Management Subcommittee – Convenor: John Peters
  • Food Sustainability Subcommittee – Convenor: Keith Colls
  • Planning Subcommittee – Convenor: John Peters

Other current function related teams include:

  • Propagation Team
  • Vineyard Team
  • Old Orchard Team
  • New Orchard Team
  • Resource and Recycling Centre Team
  • 4 Bed rotation Team
  • Preserving Team
  • Composting Team
  • Allotment Management Team
  • Maintenance Team

These functional Teams can also have responsibility for time limited projects eg a Seasonal Propagation Plan which requires Farm resources, as well as overall organisational responsibility for the Team’s function.

When people want to take responsibility for a specific project, a project proposal template needs to be completed and given to the Secretary so it can be considered by the Committee. Once the committee gives in principle approval from the project proposal, a detailed project plan is presented to the Committee for approval and commitment of any resources requires. Some current projects which have been completed, are in the planning stages or recently commenced include:

  • Native Bird Habitats Project
  • Pumpkin Patch Project
  • Refugee Liaison Project

If you have an interest in joining any of these Subcommittees, Teams or Projects, or you have an idea for a project around the Farm, that you’d like to put forward please email us on info@ccfarm.org.au.