Community gardens bring many benefits such as enhanced social connections, education around sustainable practices and edible produce. Community gardens can create a sense of belonging and be very rewarding for people of all ages. The City takes a Community Development approach to community gardens and helps facilitate community gardens to be self-managed in a sustainable way by the community. It is not anticipated the City take an active role in establishing gardens directly or provide funding for the establishment or operations of gardens.
Should you wish to start a community garden please read the Community Garden Guidelines and FAQ. The City will consider applications if they meet the following criteria and are in accordance with the Community Gardens Protocol:
- Community Gardens must be managed by an incorporated, not-for-profit community group.
- The community group must be sufficiently resourced and prepared to fund and manage the governance, membership, finances, insurances and operations of the Community Garden.