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Following extensive community consultation Logan City Council has endorsed a new Community Gardens policy.

With an aim to increase health and wellbeing in the community, Council's policy will ensure future community gardens are successful, sustainable and provide a range of benefits to the community.

Health, Sport and Community Services Committee Chairperson, Councillor Phil Pidgeon (Division 9) said community gardens had become quite popular in communities throughout the country over the last few years.

"We are now seeing a number of community gardens spring up as a result of the modern society," he said.

"Council receives a number of request from the community to help facilitate community gardens and has had some very successful results over the years and some not so successful.

"These requests have generally been dealt with on an adhoc basis with no policy position or direction to facilitate a successful garden outcome."

Cr Pidgeon confirmed the Community Gardens policy would assist Council to analyse and review applications for gardens with a consistent approach.

"The policy will help ensure that any future community gardens in Logan have the best possible chance of being successful," he said.

"The policy further characterises Council's commitment to thinking globally and acting locally."

See Logan's media release here.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 January 2012 12:55