Benefits of Community Gardening
Community food gardens provide many benefits, from increasing interest, access and skills in growing food to improving social connectedness and well-being.
Council recognises that not all residents can access existing community food gardens in the City, and as such, has developed Guidelines(PDF, 600KB) and an application process.
Establishing community food gardens on nature strips requires special consideration by Council to ensure that accessibility on footpaths, public safety, traffic and road conditions are not affected and that other environmental issues such as stormwater capture and street trees are considered in the design of new garden beds.
Applicants wanting to establish a community food garden on the nature strip will need to complete a short application form(PDF, 208KB) meeting a range of criteria.