Community Garden Proposal Seaford

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UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that Mid Coast Sustainability Incorporated were successful at gaining full Council support at the September Council Meeting for their Community Garden Proposal.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation process.

During the consultation period, over 300 people visited the Your Say page, with 155 of those providing feedback via the online survey. In addition to this, feedback was also received via email, phone calls and through many face to face conversations with residents.

There was overwhelming support for the proposed community garden, the offering of a five-year lease and changing the land reclassification

Common themes resulting from all feedback included:

  • Car Parking
  • Name of Garden
  • Location
  • Safety concerns

You can view the full engagement report here.

Whilst we are confident to progress the project, we will continue to work with residents to resolve specific issues raised throughout the consultation.

We will continue to share further updates with the community as they become available.

BACKGROUND

We received a proposal from the community group Mid Coast Sustainability Inc to construct a large community garden and urban biodiversity project in the reserve at the corner of Commercial Road and Seaford Road in Seaford.

The community group's vision is to create a shared space for the community to come together to connect with nature, build meaningful relationships, promote better health and well-being and contribute to a more sustainable, resilient urban environment.

The land is currently categorised as a drainage reserve and our Community Land Management Plan (CLMP) does not envisage a lease of land in this category. Therefore, we consulted on the following three proposed matters:

  1. A proposed community garden on reserve land located on the corners of Seaford and Commercial Roads (the subject land is legally described as portion of allotment 1 in DP 71569, comprised in portion of certificate of title volume 5976 folio 38);
  2. Council amending its CLMP in accordance with sections 197 and 198 (respectively) of the Local Government Act 1999 as follows: Move the subject land to be leased as a community garden from our CLMP for Reserves, sub-category ‘drainage’ into the CLMP for General Community Areas, sub-category ‘Service & Social Facilities’.
  3. Council entering into an initial 5-year lease with the Applicant over the subject land to be used a community garden.

We are confident a community garden in this area will complement the surrounding minor developments on the land.

If in the future the land is no longer required to be used for community garden purposes, the lease may be surrendered, and the land returned to the council in its current (mostly undeveloped) condition.

FURTHER INFORMATION

HAVE YOUR SAY

We sought feedback from the community on the community garden proposal, change in land category and the granting of a 5-year lease.

You can view the full engagement report here.

UPDATE

We are pleased to announce that Mid Coast Sustainability Incorporated were successful at gaining full Council support at the September Council Meeting for their Community Garden Proposal.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback during the consultation process.

During the consultation period, over 300 people visited the Your Say page, with 155 of those providing feedback via the online survey. In addition to this, feedback was also received via email, phone calls and through many face to face conversations with residents.

There was overwhelming support for the proposed community garden, the offering of a five-year lease and changing the land reclassification

Common themes resulting from all feedback included:

  • Car Parking
  • Name of Garden
  • Location
  • Safety concerns

You can view the full engagement report here.

Whilst we are confident to progress the project, we will continue to work with residents to resolve specific issues raised throughout the consultation.

We will continue to share further updates with the community as they become available.

BACKGROUND

We received a proposal from the community group Mid Coast Sustainability Inc to construct a large community garden and urban biodiversity project in the reserve at the corner of Commercial Road and Seaford Road in Seaford.

The community group's vision is to create a shared space for the community to come together to connect with nature, build meaningful relationships, promote better health and well-being and contribute to a more sustainable, resilient urban environment.

The land is currently categorised as a drainage reserve and our Community Land Management Plan (CLMP) does not envisage a lease of land in this category. Therefore, we consulted on the following three proposed matters:

  1. A proposed community garden on reserve land located on the corners of Seaford and Commercial Roads (the subject land is legally described as portion of allotment 1 in DP 71569, comprised in portion of certificate of title volume 5976 folio 38);
  2. Council amending its CLMP in accordance with sections 197 and 198 (respectively) of the Local Government Act 1999 as follows: Move the subject land to be leased as a community garden from our CLMP for Reserves, sub-category ‘drainage’ into the CLMP for General Community Areas, sub-category ‘Service & Social Facilities’.
  3. Council entering into an initial 5-year lease with the Applicant over the subject land to be used a community garden.

We are confident a community garden in this area will complement the surrounding minor developments on the land.

If in the future the land is no longer required to be used for community garden purposes, the lease may be surrendered, and the land returned to the council in its current (mostly undeveloped) condition.

FURTHER INFORMATION

HAVE YOUR SAY

We sought feedback from the community on the community garden proposal, change in land category and the granting of a 5-year lease.

You can view the full engagement report here.

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