Community Gardens


Do you have a passion for growing your own food, making new friends, and living sustainably? If so, you might want to join a community garden near you.

A community garden is more than just a place to plant seeds and harvest crops. It is a place where people can come together to share their skills, knowledge, and creativity, enjoy the fresh air and learn from nature. 

Community gardens are great for the environment and the community, transforming unused areas into productive and attractive green spaces. Community Gardens can help you save money on groceries, reduce food waste and promote healthy eating habits, while also teaching you how to use water wisely, compost organically and minimise your ecological footprint.

Whether you want to grow fruits, vegetables, herbs, or flowers, or just want to have some fun and socialise, there is a community garden for you.

Current Projects

We currently have one community garden in the region:

Establish a Community Garden

If you are interested in starting a new community garden on public land, you will need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Review Council's community garden fact sheet.
  • Step 2: Form a community garden group with other enthusiastic gardeners.
  • Step 3: Find a suitable location that meets your needs and preferences.
  • Step 4: Complete and submit the relevant forms and documents to Council.
  • Step 5: Discuss your proposal with the appropriate Council Officers.
  • Step 6: Wait for Council to assess your proposal and determine the level of engagement required.
  • Step 7: Receive the decision and outcome from Council.
  • Step 8: Work with Council to design and manage your community garden.
  • Step 9: Determine and arrange the legal documentation.
  • Step 10: Start working on your community garden.

Don't hesitate to start your gardening journey today.

Council Support

Rockhampton Regional Council is proud to support community gardens on public land. However, we do not manage these gardens directly; each garden is managed by a Community Garden Group.

To learn more about Community Gardens, please access our:

For further information or support, please contact Council via email or 07 4932 9000.