Consultation Update

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

Staff are now reviewing the feedback and preparing a report to be presented to the Asset Management Committee on Monday 19 October 2020.

Project Background

The Frederick Miller Community Garden group is keen to develop a Community Garden on Frederick Miller Reserve at Semaphore Park and has approached Council to commence the process and achieve their vision. The reserve is currently under-utilised and this garden will have great benefit for the local community and their families. The garden will consist of garden beds, along with other infrastructure to support a community garden such as a shed (a purpose-built Shipping Container), rainwater tank, shelter, storage bays, new fencing, seats and a small nature play space.

Pending the outcome of this consultationprocess, the garden will be managed by an Incorporated Association, in line with the existing model for Community Gardens across the City and will seek to hold a license over the entire site that is the Frederick Miller Reserve. It is proposed that the site be fenced, but not locked as the community garden group do not wish to restrict access to the site for the local community.

35 local community members signed up to be involved in this garden at a recent community event at the site and there is a core group of committed local residents driving its establishment.

Consultation & Feedback

We are now seeking your feedback regarding the proposed community garden at Frederick Miller Reserve, Semaphore Park. A location map of the proposed garden is located in the resource documents. The consultation will be open until 5:00pm Monday 27 July, 2020.

An on-site consultation session will also be held on Tuesday 14 July from 4:00pm - 5:30pm. To register your attendance please email Sue Tripodi at by 5:00pm Monday 13 July, 2020.

About Community Gardens

Community gardens provide a place for people to come together to grow food and other plants, learn new skills and meet people, along with contributing to a sense of community and connection to the environment. They also offer a space for fellow gardeners to foster new friendships, to get together and share the joy and skill of gardening with the community.

Increasing medium and high density housing, the associated increase in population density within the City and a growing desire to feel connected and part of a community, is contributing to an increasing demand for the provision of social infrastructure such as community gardens, sustaining the social, physical and mental health and wellbeing of our community through a continued connection to community, nature and place in an urban environment.

Where people are living in apartments or their homes have been constructed on small parcels of land, a community garden can often be the only opportunity to produce food and for our culturally diverse community, can often be the only opportunity to grow traditional produce which also provides opportunity for cultural exchange between garden members.

Contact Us

Have questions or want to learn more about this project, contact us below:

Name Janet Willoughby - Open Space Community Planner
Phone 08 8408 1140
Name Sue Tripodi - Administration & Consultation Officer
Phone 08 8408 1306