ACT Council of Social Service Inc.

Justice | Equity | Social Inclusion | Reconciliation

Submission: Community gardens in the ACT: Draft site selection criteria for future locations discussion paper

Publication date: 
August 2012

ACTCOSS welcomes the opportunity to comment on the discussion paper for the Community gardens in the ACT: Draft site selection criteria for future locations.

The benefits of community gardens reach beyond the individual by promoting connectedness and social inclusion, can also assist to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for community members. ACTCOSS supports many of the draft site selection criteria as set out in the discussion paper; this comment seeks to focus on those pertaining to social inclusion and broader community wellbeing.