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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 7 Hansard (7 June) . . Page.. 2979..


(2) Could the Minister provide a full list of the location of each of these community gardens and (a) when they were established, (b) who manages these gardens and (c) whether there is any community access or responsibility for these gardens and (d) whether these gardens are integrated into community outreach programs in any way.

(3) What is the cost of each of these gardens in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

(4) What is the total cost of all community gardens established by the Community Services Directorate, in terms of capital and recurrent funding.

(5) How many new gardens are planned to be established before the end of this Assembly and at which sites.

(6) Has any evaluation been undertaken to determine the value of Housing ACT based community gardens.

(7) Has any work been undertaken to support social enterprise opportunities arising from Housing ACT based community gardens.

Ms Burch: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) (a) Three community gardens have been funded on Housing ACT sites in the last 12 months.

(b) Thirteen community gardens have been funded on Housing ACT sites over the last five (5) years (this includes the three in the answer to (1) (a).

(2) (a) Barr Smith Community Garden Bonython 2012 Jindabyne / Henty Gardens, Braddon 2011 Lyneham Flats 2010 Dickson Flats 2010 Fisher Square 2009 Throsby Court, Griffith 2009 Griffith Flats 2009 Ainslie Village Community Garden 2009 Malahide Gardens and Yallum Gardens Wanniassa 2009 Gowrie Court Narrabundah 2008 Clarendon Court, Banks 2008 Myalla Gardens, Farrer 2008 Illawarra Court Belconnen 2008

(b) The gardens are managed by the tenant groups comprising residents in the complex and who were successful through the Tenant Participation Grants Program or Tenant Initiated Grants Program.

(c) The gardens can be accessed by tenants who reside in the housing complex; the responsibility for maintenance for the garden is undertaken by the tenant group who have applied for either a Tenant Participation Grants Program or a Tenant Initiated Grants Program.

(d) Over the five years a total of six community service organisations have auspiced and supported tenant groups to implement the funded projects.


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