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Central Queensland University to develop a community garden in Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) has been withdrawn.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Central Queensland University to develop a community garden in Golden Wattle Park / Mirnu Wirra (Park 21W) has been withdrawn.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

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

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    Consultation has concluded