FORD has ceased operations at its Campbellfield site this year. This is a further sign of the long term trend in the demise of local manufacturing in the global market. Arguably Australia’s high input cost makes us uncompetitive against the emerging economies. We are interested in the flip side of this, which is to identify and accommodate on the soon to be vacant Campbellfield site the new and emerging industries that are currently driving those input costs. With industry established, we’ll transform the site by stealth into a model for suburban development, through the ad-hoc accrual of built form and landscape.