Community Garden and future use of Tregenza Oval site - 31 Laurel Avenue, Linden Park

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The nursery located on the community land at 31 Laurel Avenue will soon move to a purpose-built facility at Conyngham Street. Council is seeking your feedback on how this site should be used in the future.

Background

31 Laurel Avenue Linden Park has been used as a nursery since at least 1985, with a break of 3-4 years in the 1990s before the service resumed. The nursery will be relocating to a new purpose-built facility at Conyngham Street, Glenside, in early 2020 which results in an opportunity to explore potential uses for the site and assess options for the betterment

The nursery located on the community land at 31 Laurel Avenue will soon move to a purpose-built facility at Conyngham Street. Council is seeking your feedback on how this site should be used in the future.

Background

31 Laurel Avenue Linden Park has been used as a nursery since at least 1985, with a break of 3-4 years in the 1990s before the service resumed. The nursery will be relocating to a new purpose-built facility at Conyngham Street, Glenside, in early 2020 which results in an opportunity to explore potential uses for the site and assess options for the betterment of the community.

This site is community land, which is reserved for public access and use, and is managed in accordance with a Community Land Management Plan. The fenced site is approximately 1,545 square metres, with an additional triangular section to the south of the site that measures approximately 1,000 square metres.

Community consultation

Consultation is occurring to determine whether a community garden or an alternate use/option is supported at the site, the number of people interested in participating, and what our community expects from any future use of the Laurel Avenue and Tregenza Oval sites in a holistic manner.

Based on this consultation, Council will determine if there is demand for a community garden or another option in this location.

***The cost to establish a community garden is estimated to range between $150,000 - $210,000.***

What community gardens does the City of Burnside currently have?

The City of Burnside has a well-established community garden located at Chapel Street, Magill, which was opened in 2012. This is known as a 'closed' garden, which requires a paying membership to access and have ownership over a plot.

The soon-to-be-opened Conyngham Street Community Garden will be an 'open' garden, which has a team of volunteers who are involved in planting and looking after the garden plots for the benefit of the community. Any member of the community will be able to access the garden with no membership fee applicable.

Please submit your feedback prior to 5 pm on Friday 17 April 2020.

Need more information?

For any further enquiries, please contact Council's Strategic Community Engagement Officer, Bernie Auricht on 8366 4200 during business hours.