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A new Policy to grow our Community Gardens

At its July 2023 meeting, Council adopted a new Community Garden Policy.

What you told us

Read about community feedback on the Community Garden Policy review.

Growing community gardens and connections 🍏

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:

  • establishing a community garden
  • assessing applications
  • supporting community garden groups
  • monitoring established gardens.

We want to know what you think about the draft Policy and places where there’s strong interest in community gardens.

Consultation closed 5 May 2023.

Timeline 🌽

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Consideration of community feedback

    A Community Engagement Summary Report will be prepared

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Policy adopted

    Council is expected to consider community feedback and adopt a Policy at its July 2023 meeting.

Draft Policy

Please read the draft Community Garden Policy before providing your feedback.

Help us shape the future of community gardens

Step 1: Complete the survey to provide your feedback on the Policy 🍓

Step 2. Plant a community garden on the map 🥕

To make a submission or enquiry, please get in touch via the following methods:

  • Online via the survey on this page
  • Ask a question in the Q&A forum
  • Email Kirsten Friend, Sustainability Projects Officer
  • Phone 9599 4751
  • In person to the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
  • Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091
  • Anonymously via the postal, phone or email details above.

Please note: Materials can be provided in accessible formats on request

Submissions closed 5 May 2023

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