Interest sought in community garden proposal

THE council has welcomed a move by the Maryborough Citizens and Ratepayers Association to determine interest in developing a community garden.

With the association already having individuals and community organisations expressing interest, it is hoping sufficient interest will lead to a proposal being put together to bring to council.

Maryborough Citizens and Ratepayers Association committee member Maurine Gibson said the idea had come from some strategic planning exercises the committee had held a few months ago.

"The community garden was put forward as a good way to promote the area and add to the quality of life," she said.

"The upcoming meeting is a good starting point for us to highlight this positive activity and see if there is any interest.

"We can decide as a group the best site for the garden and what those involved would have as expectations."

A meeting will be held at the rotunda in Queens Park at 1.30pm on August 13 to gauge community support and pinpoint a suitable site.



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