Is the proposal consistent with the Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy?

    The Adelaide Park Lands Management Strategy is supportive of community gardens operating in the Park Lands and supportive of commercial services operating where they provide community benefit and support outdoor recreational use. 

    Are there other community gardens in the Park Lands?

    There are three community gardens currently operating in the Park Lands and one community pocket orchard.

    The Walyu Yarta community garden to the rear of Veale Gardens is operated by the City’s south west community.

    A community garden in the Park Lands off Park Terrace in Park 27B is operated by residents from North Adelaide and adjacent suburbs such as Bowden.

    The Roma Mitchell Garden to the rear of the Adelaide Gaol is operated by the Adelaide Day Centre.

    Will I be able to use the garden?

    One third of the garden (400 square metres) will be reserved for use by the community. Specific details on how community participation and use of the garden will operate have yet to be established.

    Will the garden be fenced?

    No. The Council decision from December 2016 has specifically stated that the garden will be unfenced.

    Will there be buildings associated with the garden?

    All built form, on-site storage and other uses of the site would need to be considered by Council as part of the detailed design and licensing process.

    Will there be a need for roads and car parking?

    Vehicle access and parking on the site will not be supported other than for delivery and pick-up purposes.

    How will the garden impact the adjacent biodiversity sites?

    The current proposed extent of the garden will not adversely affect the existing remnant vegetation and biodiversity sites in the park.

    How will the garden be managed?

    Governance arrangements are yet to be finalised, but UCQ have suggested that a Board of Management drawn from the university, local community, the City of Adelaide, State Government, financial stakeholders and local business representatives could provide the governance for the garden. Any potential licence for the garden will require The City of Adelaide (or delegate) having a position on the board of management of the controlling body.

    How will the garden be funded?

    CQU is expecting to fund the set up and on-going operation of the project and has indicated that there will be no request for financial assistance from Council. CQU has also indicated that it has adequate funding sources and that the sale of produce will assist the financial sustainability of the garden.

    How do I provide my feedback?

    There are a number of ways in which you can provide feedback:

    Feedback Form
    Complete the Feedback Form which asks specific questions about the Mirnu Wirra (Park 21w) Community Garden project and provides an opportunity for general comments regarding the project/proposal.

    Submissions must include the name and residential address of the respondent, and will be included in a report to Council which will be publically available.

    Online/ WebsiteVisit for information about the project and online ways to provide your comments. Alternatively comments can be emailed to

    Written FeedbackAll written feedback  must be received by 5.00 pm on Monday 13 March 2017 and should be addressed to:

    Community Consultation
    Mirnu Wirra (Park 21w) Community Garden
    GPO Box 2252, Adelaide SA 5001

    Electronic submissions are available online at, or alternatively comments can be e-mailed directly to

    How do I know my feedback has been received?

    All feedback forms or correspondence will be acknowledged either by email or in writing so that you know your comments/feedback has been received.