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(1) Bird's eye view of large building, with brick and white rendered facades and gabled roofs. Building sits atop a green hill.
(2) Elevation of area of building, with pitched roof, white facade with yellow awnings, and terracotta planter boxes and pots in the foreground.
(3) Bird's eye view of site and landscaping within a context of forest.
(4) Image looking up toward building from down on the hill, greenery in foreground with series of umbrellas.
(5) Image of glazed doorway showing hospitality venue inside.
(6) Image of outdoor area sheltered by yellow and white striped awning, with bar and row of bar stools beneath.
(7) Looking toward building through dense trees in the foreground.
(8) Garden with dense area of trees in the background.
(9) A pathway weaves between a landscape of rocks and small trees.
(10) The site seen from afar, with a row of tall trees to the left in the foreground somewhat concealing the building.
(11) Interior image of a bar with a row of ochre glass lampshades above.
(12) Five people standing together posing for an image, with a sign behind which contains the text 'Working Heritage'.

Farm Viganò: From Plan to Place

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Hansen Partnership and Working Heritage


Farm Viganò has played a critical role in Melbourne's hospitality history. Join us to see how careful planning and adaptive reuse can allow Melbourne’s rich heritage to evolve to deliver vibrant and valued places for communities. Hear about the site's fascinating history and the role that planning can play in turning good ideas into a cohesive vision for sites and support real change. 

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Farm Viganò is a link to the emergence of Italian culture in Melbourne—of food, music, art, and family—and is a crucial tie to the life of the influential Viganò’s who used the property as an escape from their busy Mario’s Restaurant on Exhibition Street in Melbourne.  

Join Jane Keddie, director of Hansen Partnership, as she shares her insights into the ongoing evolution of this important site. Having been responsible for the delivery of the site master plan, and with continued involvement in the site's improvement via Working Heritage who manage the site, Jane can talk to the strategic context of the site and highlight how planning and adaptive reuse of heritage places can establish a shared vision and create positive outcomes.

The Farm Viganò site tour will include a short introductory talk about the site and highlight the role of planning in shaping its ongoing evolution within the broader Plenty Valley Parklands. Topics like how history can be reflected in place, such as through the orchard planting, and how places can evolve, will all be explored in the context of practical responses to site challenges. Attendees can then walk through and learn more about key interventions on site.

In Collaboration With:

  • Jane Keddie

    Jane Keddie is a director at Hansen Partnership and was directly involved in preparing the master plan for Farm Viganò. She is currently Vice-President of the Planning Institute of Australia’s Victoria division and has contributed to several award-winning projects, with a focus on improving climate resilience in Victoria's planning system.

Images: (1-11) Farm Viganò. Photos: Hansen. (12) Minister Launch of Masterplan. Photo: Hansen.

Important Details

Time & Date

Saturday 27 July
Tours run 11am + 1.30pm
Running for 60 minutes in groups of 20

Bookings required—$7 booking fee applies
First release tickets: 12pm Wednesday 3 July
Second release tickets: 12pm Saturday 6 July

Meet at Farm Viganò carpark



Partially wheelchair accessible, Accessible bathroom, Accessible parking nearby


Farm Vigano, 10 Bushmans Way, South Morang, Melbourne VIC 3752

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