Above: Jimi and Helene Gatland, members of the Lennox Community Gardens group
After more than two years of planning, lobbying and discussions, a community garden for Lennox Head is about to become a reality.
Lennox Community Gardens President, Jimi Gatland, said approval in principle by Ballina Shire Council for a community garden to be established in Ocean Breeze Reserve has finally enabled planning start on the enormous task of establishing the garden.
Council approved the concept of a community garden in Lennox Head in December when councillors unanimously voted for one to be included in the Ocean Breeze Reserve Master Plan.
Last month Lennox Community Gardens members met with Council officials to get an understanding of Council requirements and processes.
‘We are now finalising the design and our formal application to Council, which we hope to submit in the near future,’ Mr Gatland said. ‘Once formal approval is obtained and a license agreement entered into, it will be full steam ahead with fundraising for and construction of Lennox’s very own community garden.’
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