Saturday, October 16, 2010

Coburg Community Garden Update - Part 2: Council Site Review

A while back when we made initial contact with Council we were encouraged to propose our site so that the Asset department could establish its status. At that stage, we had a list of locations that might be suitable. Far too vague. We agreed to submit a short-list of potential sites rather than narrow ourselves to one.

Each of the locations on our map was rated between 1 and 5 (1 being poor, 5 being ideal) for the following criteria:

  • Size,
  • Toilet Access,
  • Aspect/Sunlight,
  • Water Access / Harvesting,
  • Access to site.
Here are the sites we proposed to council for review (in no particular order).
Last week Council indicated that they see two sites as possibly viable - 29 Reynard St (possibly earmarked for sale) and the unused Trugo Club near Newlands Community Centre (not on our list as we didn't know about it then but it was pointed out to me by some people involved with the community centre).

Council say they should finalise their review and provide an update next week, more when we hear something.