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Spring Valley Farm

Spring Valley Farm is located approximately two kilometres north of the ANU Mount Stromlo campus and covers an area of 215 hectares. The site is primarily flat grazing land, bordered on the north by the Molonglo River.

The homestead on the site was said to have been constructed in 1949, and several of the outbuildings were constructed during the 1950s, being used as a pastoral property before ANU purchased the property. Spring Valley Farm was purchased by ANU in 1976 to operate as an Animal Science Field Laboratory for the John Curtin School of Medical Research. In 1999 a joint venture between ANU and the Universities of Sydney and Wollongong established the National Field Robotics Facility at this site, this is still in operations. Currently sheep, cattle and horses are grazed on this property.

Spring Valley Farm is an important site in the natural heritage of the region with examples of the nationally 'vulnerable' Pink-tailed Worm Lizard (aprasia parapulchella) and the 'critically endangered' White Box-Yellow Box-Blakely's Red Gum Grassy Woodland and Derived Native Grassland located on this property.

Views, Spring Valley Farm (Source: ANU)

 

Spring Valley Farm Homestead (Source: ANU)

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