Project Description

The Gavin Street Community Garden is a Place Activation initiative designed to promote community cohesion, participation and a sense of belonging in the suburb of North Bundaberg.

The Garden was designed and built in 2016 with the official launch and first planting day held on Saturday August 27th, 2016.  This public, community event included an official Welcome to Country followed by the planting of the bush tucker garden bed, gardening demonstrations, presentations and activities. Event attendees all donned a pair of gardening gloves and helped fill the garden beds with herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.

The Garden is designed to be a communal, harmonious space accessible to everyone to participate in gardening activities for their own wellbeing, as well as that of the broader North Bundaberg community. People are welcome to harvest small quantities of herbs, vegetables and fruit in exchange for a little bit of time spent tending the Garden.

Creative Regions has partnered with the Hinkler Lions Club for the coordination, management and maintenance of the Garden during its initial 12 month trial period.

The Gavin Street Community Garden is a 2016 Place Activation project. The annual Place Activation program is funded by Bundaberg Regional Council and managed by Creative Regions.

The Garden has been made possible through the additional, generous support of the following businesses and organisations:

Community groups, businesses and individuals are welcome to host workshops on fruit and vegetable growing, healthy eating, and other health or garden-related topics on site at the garden. Please contact Creative Regions to schedule a time for your activity.

If you would like to be involved in the Garden as a gardener or enquire about workshops or activities onsite, please join the Gavin Street Community Garden Facebook Group, or contact Creative Regions on (07) 4153 1218.

Download the Garden Plan of Management