Engagement plan overview
Read about how we’re engaging with our community on this project.
Have you ever thought about growing produce with others in a little patch in Bayside?
We’re reviewing our Community Garden Policy which guides how we make decisions about establishing and managing community gardens.
The draft Community Garden Policy sets out the process and criteria for:
Consultation closed 5 May 2023.
Timeline item 1 - complete
30 March – 5 May 2023
Timeline item 2 - complete
Consideration of community feedback
A Community Engagement Summary Report will be prepared
Timeline item 3 - complete
Council is expected to consider community feedback and adopt a Policy at its July 2023 meeting.
A community garden is a communal area where a group of people come together to grow produce and learn about gardening.
There are many types of community gardens, as defined by the Australian City Farms and Community Gardens Network:
Community gardens are formed when a group of volunteers join together to present a proposal to Council with a request to create a new garden. Council assesses the application to determine if it meets the appropriate criteria.
Community gardens can be established in Bayside on private land or Council-owned or managed land and should have a positive environmental impact.
Council’s role in community gardens will vary according to land ownership and the complexity of the community garden site.
Community gardens provide a valuable recreation activity that contributes to health and wellbeing, social connectedness and interaction, environmental education and sustainable living practices. The Community Garden Policy ensures that all community gardens are established and maintained in a clear and equitable manner.
The Policy is scheduled to be reviewed every four years.
Proposed changes to this Policy include:
Proposed sites are required to meet a specific set of criteria to ensure they are suitable as a community garden space.
Sites will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Yes. If an application is successful in reaching the second stage of the assessment process, a Council facilitated community engagement process will be undertaken, in accordance with the Community and Stakeholder Engagement Policy 2021, to seek feedback from the wider community on the proposal.
To find out about current community gardens in Bayside please email email@example.com for more information.
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Please note: Materials can be provided in accessible formats on request
Submissions closed 5 May 2023
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