POLICIES ARE DOCUMENTS that make community gardens happen. They enable local government to accept applications for assistance by community gardening groups, to assess these and identify what assistance council can offer.
Community gardeners adopt policies and guidelines to make gardening convivial and enjoyable and to manage their gardens effectively.
Presented here are links to local government policy documents as well as to other documents that local government and community gardeners have adopted.
Local government, institutional and state government staff are invited to contact the Australian City Farms & Community Gardens Network regional contacts to discuss matters of policy and practice. In some cases, Network contacts are available to make presentations to council and other organisations on matters of policy, practice and organisation around community gardening and associated community food systems.
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Links to council documents
- City of Sydney community garden listing and community garden guide (weblink)
- City of Sydney community garden policy 2010 (weblink): download pdf …read ACFCGN’s report
- Kogarah Council policy directions (pdf 3.18MB) for community gardening: visit Kogarah Council’s website to find out more
- Marrickville Council’s policy:
- Getting Started in Community Gardening (pdf 5.93MB) – City of Sydney
- Woollahra Council community garden policy (weblink)
- Hurstville community garden information (weblink)
- Policy on community gardens – Auckland City Council, New Zealand (weblink)
- Randwick City Council community garden policy – under development.
- Auckland City Council, New Zealand: visit Auckland Council’s website to find out more
- City of Sydney Community Garden policy: download City of Sydney Community Gardens Policy—pdf
- Randwick City Council Policy on Community Gardening: visit Randwick Council’s website to find out more
- Woollahra Council Community Garden Policy:
visit Woollahra Council’s website to find out more