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Council considers requests from the community to create publicly accessible community gardens on Council owned or managed community (or operational) land.
For the purpose of this policy, a community garden is defined as:
Council has adopted a Community Gardens Policy to provide a framework for a land use agreement and is designed to assist the decision making process for granting of use of community land, and to act as a guide to community groups wishing to submit an application to develop a community garden.
Read Council's Community Gardens Policy here.(PDF, 140KB)
An important step before submitting your application is to discuss your proposal with a Council Officer in a pre-lodgement meeting by calling the Community Outcomes team on 02 9843 0555.
For a garden to be established on Council-owned and/or Council-controlled land, the applicant must:
All groups must submit a formal application on the form below so that Council can make a decision about whether it is appropriate to approve the development of a community garden.
An important step before submitting your application is to discuss your proposal with a Council Officer in a pre-lodgement meeting - call the Community Outcomes team on 02 9843 0555.