Community Gardens Australia (CGA) operates under a governance system that is appropriate for a network of our size and scope.
The Rules of Association were first adopted when we incorporated in Victoria in 2001. It underwent a major revision and was re-adopted in 2016 [PDF 140KB].
In 2020 we updated the Constitution to reflect the organisation’s name change to Community Gardens Australia Incorporated.
The name of the incorporated association is “Community Gardens Australia Incorporated”.
Community Gardens Australia facilitates the exchange of information and gathering of consensus among community gardens around Australia.
- facilitating the formation and management of community gardens and similar social enterprise by making available information and, where possible, advice
- promoting the benefits of community gardening and urban agriculture.
Within the limits of its capacity, the network will:
- advocate on behalf of community gardens
- provide presentations and advice to local government, other institutions, and communities interested in establishing community gardens
- document and communicate the development of community gardening in Australia
- provide a list of contacts through which the public may contact community gardens.