Community Gardens policy

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At its meeting on 11 August 2020 Council endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Community Gardens policy.

View item three in Council Report


What is this policy about?

Community gardens are places for people to grow food, create habitat and connect with nature and their local community. This policy brings together the previous councils' community gardens policies and procedures into a single Inner West Community Gardens policy. The policy provides a framework for Council to support community gardens and has been developed in consultation with local community gardeners.

Read the draft Community Gardens policy pdf

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At its meeting on 11 August 2020 Council endorsed the public exhibition of the draft Community Gardens policy.

View item three in Council Report


What is this policy about?

Community gardens are places for people to grow food, create habitat and connect with nature and their local community. This policy brings together the previous councils' community gardens policies and procedures into a single Inner West Community Gardens policy. The policy provides a framework for Council to support community gardens and has been developed in consultation with local community gardeners.

Read the draft Community Gardens policy pdf

Read the draft Community Gardens guidelines pdf


Have your say

We invite community members to view the draft policy and guidelines and provide feedback.

Last day to provide feedback is Wednesday 9 September 2020


What happens next?

Your feedback will be reviewed by the project team and where relevant incorporated into the policy and guidelines. The elected Council will make a decision to either adopt the draft policy as exhibited; adopt the policy with changes; or not adopt the policy. Everyone who provides feedback will be notified when the policy is being considered by Council.


Other ways to give your feedback

We want to make sure everybody has the opportunity to provide ideas and feedback.

If you need an interpreter you can contact us through the Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. You will need to provide our phone number 9335 2147.

If you are Deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment you can contact us through the National Relay Service. You will need to provide our phone number 9335 2147.


  • What we heard

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    14 Oct 2020

    Did you provide feedback on the draft Community Gardens policy ? Read the Engagement Outcomes Report to find out what we heard. The draft Policy will be considered by Council at its meeting on 27 October 2020. For more information visit Council meetings page.