Strathdon House and Orchard will be redeveloped into a vibrant sustainability and healthy living precinct for the community.
Built in 1893, Strathdon is a 2.5 hectare site that includes a homestead and orchard from Whitehorse’s early settlement. It is located at 449-465 Springvale Road, Forest Hill (adjacent to Forest Hill Police Station). It operated as an Orchard until the 1930s and was acquired by Council during Bicentennial celebrations as an asset of historical and cultural significance.
Through consultation with the community, Council has developed a precinct plan for Strathdon’s development. The plan celebrates the rich history of the site while transforming Strathdon into a community precinct that will host educational programs in sustainable living as well as opportunities for the community to rest and relax, play in nature and attend community events.