Community Garden Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W)

Consultation has concluded

The proposal by the Central Queensland University to develop a community garden in Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) has been withdrawn.

Community engagement on the proposed University of Central Queensland community garden in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) took place over a four-week period between 15 February 2017 and 13 March 2017.

The engagement sought feedback from the community on the proposed initiative. The information pack highlighted that the garden will combine space for community gardeners, permaculture education training and provide additional training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, including acting as a “Work for the Dole” host site for a small number of people.

A total of 37 submissions were received during the engagement.

The majority of respondents (29 people) to the Your Say page were supportive of both community gardens in the Park Lands and the proposal. 4 respondents were not supportive of community gardens in the Park Lands or the proposal itself.

The people who responded via email were not supportive of the proposal.

The main reasons for opposition to the garden were due to the potential impacts on the value of the remnant biodiversity areas in the park. It was suggested that the garden conflicts with the natural heritage values of the park and that greater focus should be given to managing and protecting these areas.

As a result of consultation, the proponent has chosen to review the original proposal to ensure consistency with the feedback received. It is expected a revised proposal will be submitted in early 2018.

Read the Consultation Pack for more informationBrowse the FAQs for commonly asked questions

Contact Staff for further enquiries

Complete the survey below.

The proposal by the Central Queensland University to develop a community garden in Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) has been withdrawn.

Community engagement on the proposed University of Central Queensland community garden in Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) took place over a four-week period between 15 February 2017 and 13 March 2017.

The engagement sought feedback from the community on the proposed initiative. The information pack highlighted that the garden will combine space for community gardeners, permaculture education training and provide additional training opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage, including acting as a “Work for the Dole” host site for a small number of people.

A total of 37 submissions were received during the engagement.

The majority of respondents (29 people) to the Your Say page were supportive of both community gardens in the Park Lands and the proposal. 4 respondents were not supportive of community gardens in the Park Lands or the proposal itself.

The people who responded via email were not supportive of the proposal.

The main reasons for opposition to the garden were due to the potential impacts on the value of the remnant biodiversity areas in the park. It was suggested that the garden conflicts with the natural heritage values of the park and that greater focus should be given to managing and protecting these areas.

As a result of consultation, the proponent has chosen to review the original proposal to ensure consistency with the feedback received. It is expected a revised proposal will be submitted in early 2018.

Read the Consultation Pack for more informationBrowse the FAQs for commonly asked questions

Contact Staff for further enquiries

Complete the survey below.

Consultation has concluded
  • Project information

    almost 2 years ago

    Postgraduate students and staff from Central Queensland University (CQU) have developed a concept for a social enterprise community garden in the south Park Lands. The university has a campus on Greenhill Road and offers a permaculture course.

    The CQU proposal for a community garden received in-principle support from Council in December 2016, subject to:

    • The site being unfenced and limited in extent to a maximum of 1,200 square metres
    • One-third of the site being reserved for unrestricted general community use
    • On-site vehicle access being limited to service vehicles only and not for workers, volunteers or those visiting the site
    • The...

    Postgraduate students and staff from Central Queensland University (CQU) have developed a concept for a social enterprise community garden in the south Park Lands. The university has a campus on Greenhill Road and offers a permaculture course.

    The CQU proposal for a community garden received in-principle support from Council in December 2016, subject to:

    • The site being unfenced and limited in extent to a maximum of 1,200 square metres
    • One-third of the site being reserved for unrestricted general community use
    • On-site vehicle access being limited to service vehicles only and not for workers, volunteers or those visiting the site
    • The City of Adelaide or delegate having a position on the board of management of the controlling body.

    It is envisaged that the garden will be well-designed, sympathetic to the surrounds (including adjacent remnant biodiversity areas) and also respond to the local community’s needs.

    Feedback received from the community will be used to inform the proposed garden plan and design, operating details and licence arrangements.