Canada Bay throws support behind local green thumbs

06 April 2018 | Environment

Furthering a commitment that began in 2013, the City of Canada Bay has announced a new measure to waive annual fees for community gardens.

“The City of Canada Bay’s community gardens are wonderful places where volunteers grow food together and build community connections,” City of Canada Bay Mayor Angelo Tsirekas said. “This announcement means that the Council will continue to support these great community assets now and into the future.”

The current Community Garden Policy waives the annual $500 fee license fee for a community garden on Council land, Crown land, or other approved land managed by Council, for the first three years.

The new initiative, adopted unanimously by Councillors last week, will see annual license fees for approved community gardens funded by Council into the future.

“Gardens like the ones in our City have been increasing in popularity and provide Council with valuable opportunities to promote social sustainability, community harmony and health principles. Our community gardens are also an effective means to address food sustainability such as growing local and using seasonal and increasing food security.”

The City of Canada Bay supported its first community garden in Concord in 2013 and after strong community interest, two further gardens were initiated at Rhodes and Chiswick and a further garden is currently in development at the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway in Concord West.

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