Cabarita Conservatory opens

15 May 2017 | Council

A new community facility for workshops, events, exhibitions and other programs in picturesque Cabarita Park was officially opened last Thursday.

The Cabarita Conservatory takes pride of place in the park and is filled with light with floor to ceiling windows taking advantage of the beautiful setting. The project also includes public toilets, staff room facilities, storage and a hard-stand area for a food truck.

City of Canada Bay Mayor Helen McCaffrey said the Conservatory project had been delivered through the $1.4 million Community Enhancement Plan fund for Breakfast Point, Concord, Mortlake, Breakfast Point and Cabarita. It is one of the projects to be delivered following extensive community consultation. 

“Through these contributions we have been able to deliver an adaptive arts and cultural facility for our community, which complements the Federation Pavilion,” Mayor McCaffrey said.

An art installation projecting historical montages onto trees around the facility will also be launched to mark the opening of the Conservatory. The artwork by Sean Bacon explores and celebrates the geographical location of Cabarita Park, its history and people on the fig and palm trees surrounding the building. Text describing key points in Cabarita’s local history run alongside the images. The artist engaged with indigenous representatives, local historians and residents when developing the installation. 

City of Canada Bay is finalising a number of fun and vibrant exhibitions and community programs for the Conservatory.

Mayor McCaffrey is inviting the community to attend one of the first events at the Conservatory on Thursday, 25 May from 10am-12pm. “Please join me for a Biggest Morning Tea fundraiser, where residents will have the opportunity to see the new facility while helping to raise funds for a very worthy cause,” she said.   “With one in two Australians diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85, by attending the morning tea and donating a gold coin you can help make a real difference in funding Cancer Council’s vital research, prevention and support service programs.”

The Cabarita Conservatory can now be booked by the community for events and workshops by calling Council on 9911 6555.

The Biggest Morning Tea at Cabarita Conservatory                                                                                       

  • When: Thursday, 25 May, 10am-12noon                                                                                                         
  • Where: Cabarita Conservatory, Cabarita Park                                                                                                             
  • Cost: Gold coin donation                                                                                                                                                          
  • Bookings: Essential for catering purposes on 9911 6555   
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