Nomadic farming




A strategy to improve the issue of food security in remote Australian communities through mobile infrastructure










 Nomadic agricultural infrastructure provides access to food production resources, decreasing the reliance on importing
and exporting produce and increasing agricultural land


150607 RENDER Grain silo in landscape 2030
2030 – Mobile Infrastructure (Grain Silo) in landscape



150607 RENDER Grain silo in landscape 2050
2050 – Increasing arable land





151610 AXO production line






Mobile Infrastructure & vehicles


150610 ELEVATION machines

150610 DIAGRAM collection production system

150607 RENDER Abattoir

Mobile Abattoir/Dairy collecting cattle






Effect on sub-node communities


150610 SITEPLAN treeti


Mobile Infrastructure docking into Tree Ti
Dock is located at the edge of sub-node towns, for the town to expand and grow around the docking station


150607 RENDER Abattoir in dock


Kitchen of Abattoir/Dairy is used as a restaurant or food service in docking station


Western Boundary



Site Plan showing western boundary of water system. Pavilions linking surrounding landscape.




Flood section

Flood condition section.

Showing pavilion below water line inundated with flood waters. Lookout can proves vantage point of flood plains.


top lookouts flooded persp

View from within boundary of town. Showing wetlands transitioning muddy flood waters into town system.



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View inside lookout below flood line. Shown during dry season. Flood line visible as marking on wall.



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Town Centre



Nolli Plan showing activation of pedestrianised main street


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Section through main street. Showing intervention knitting town together & activating space. In this case  connecting to pubs on either side of the road.




Bar persp

The new spaces created ensure the system is integrated into the township successfully.

Interactions with water are highlighted through exposed sections of the wetland as well as a deliberate staining of the internal walls during wet seasons via the roof.

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Site plan showing integration of residential, public (school & oval) and new docking station, via roof/wetland network

NEW complex sectoin _DESAT

Long section showing roof and wetland network weaving together the town



Public spaces created




Public linking with residential spaces.  Wetland creates a micro-climate to link to houses using evaporative cooling & shading.


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Winton Water Scheme



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Lines_base_500     NOLLI      _westLines_base_500      MIDDLE_Lines_base_500
Regional system

Issues Currently Faced:

flood                  aquifer-draw       rain

Seasonal Flood Inundation                                      Depleting Aquifer Reserves                                     Rainfall Under-utilised

Systems to be implemented:



Cleansing wetland system implemented