Guide to gardens

The policy recommends a community development approach to creating sustainable gardens self-managed by incorporated community groups.

‘The City has inquiries from community groups, developers and individuals seeking guidance to establish a community garden,’ a council report said.

‘The policy will minimise the City’s risk by establishing a consistent and considered framework to guide the establishment of community gardens on City-owned and managed land. Groups establishing a garden on council-owned or managed land will be required to complete a risk assessment and have public liability insurance.

‘Without this, there is a risk of gardens being established in an ad hoc manner leading to risk implications for the City.’

Tapping Community Garden Group was involved in trialling the process.