Community Gardens Policy and Guidelines

From open spaces to pocket parks, community gardens are flourishing and user-friendly City of Sydney Guidelines will make it even easier for urban green thumbs to start planting.

The City’s updated draft Community Gardens Policy and step-by-step guide contain all the details needed to create a successful community garden.

They include simple checklists and criteria to help community gardeners plan their garden, with information on garden layouts, types of materials to use, composting and details on insurances and grants.



From open spaces to pocket parks, community gardens are flourishing and user-friendly City of Sydney Guidelines will make it even easier for urban green thumbs to start planting.

The City’s updated draft Community Gardens Policy and step-by-step guide contain all the details needed to create a successful community garden.

They include simple checklists and criteria to help community gardeners plan their garden, with information on garden layouts, types of materials to use, composting and details on insurances and grants.



  • Creating more space for Bourke Street Community Garden

    9 months ago
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    Thanks to everyone that showed in an interest and provided feedback on a proposal to expand the Bourke Street Community Garden in Woolloomooloo so more local residents can enjoy gardening.

    The community garden has been operating for four years and has been very popular.

    The proposal extends the existing area of 240 square metres to 417 square metres and also includes space for:
    • Raised garden beds for growing vegetables, miniature fruit trees and herbs;
    • Composting and soil bays; and
    • A sandstone bird bath.
    Subject to a development application, the City may also install a tool shed and a chicken coop.

    For more information about this proposal, please contact Raewyn Broadfoot, Community Gardens Coordinator on 02 9265 9786 or email rbroadfoot@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.

    Thanks to everyone that showed in an interest and provided feedback on a proposal to expand the Bourke Street Community Garden in Woolloomooloo so more local residents can enjoy gardening.

    The community garden has been operating for four years and has been very popular.

    The proposal extends the existing area of 240 square metres to 417 square metres and also includes space for:
    • Raised garden beds for growing vegetables, miniature fruit trees and herbs;
    • Composting and soil bays; and
    • A sandstone bird bath.
    Subject to a development application, the City may also install a tool shed and a chicken coop.

    For more information about this proposal, please contact Raewyn Broadfoot, Community Gardens Coordinator on 02 9265 9786 or email rbroadfoot@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au.
  • Final Policy Report to Council

    about 1 year ago

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation. Your feedback has been used to refine the policy and guidelines. A report is going to Council Committees on 22 February. We encourage you to read the report and consultation outcomes.

    Thank you to everyone who participated in the consultation. Your feedback has been used to refine the policy and guidelines. A report is going to Council Committees on 22 February. We encourage you to read the report and consultation outcomes.