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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:
We want to know what you think about the draft Policy and places where there’s strong interest in community gardens.
Consultation closes 5 May 2023.
Please read the draft Community Garden Policy before providing your feedback.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Please note: Materials can be provided in accessible formats on request
Submissions close 5 May 2023
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