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Have your say about the legacy of Highgate Park

People with disability, along with their families and carers, are the focus of a consultation that is now open to shape the legacy of Highgate Park – and the future of the supports funded by the Trust that owns it.

We want to hear from the community about how the Trust can change to support people with disability in new and better ways.

Any decision on the future of the Highgate Park site will be made in consultation with the community and meet the Trust’s objectives to benefit people with disability who need support to live independently.

About Highgate Park

Highgate Park, formally known as the Julia Farr Centre at Fullarton, supported people with disability. It was established on the site by philanthropist Julia Farr under a charitable trust in 1879.

Highgate Park’s closure was earmarked in 2014 and no new residents have moved into the facility since then. Following the State Government’s commitment to moving people with disability out of institutions and into community accommodation, all remaining residents were supported into alternative community accommodation. The last resident moved in April 2020.

Have your say

Community consultation will guide the development of options for the future of the Trust that owns Highgate Park. Any future development of the site will be part of a separate engagement process.

For more information or to give your feedback, head to the YourSAy website.

The YourSAy public consultation will close on Friday 31 July 2020.

Page last updated : 16 Jan 2022

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