Community gardens are places for people to grow food, create habitat, connect with nature and their local community. Nature strips can provide places for individuals to increase biodiversity and improve local streetscapes.

These policies bring together previous policies and procedures into two separate policies.

The policies provide a framework for Council to support community gardens and nature strip gardeners. The polices have been developed in consultation with the community.

The exhibition period for the Community Gardens Policy and Nature Strip Policy is open until 5pm, Monday 28 September 2020.

You can have your say by:

  • Completing the online submission below;
  • Emailing:;or
  • By post to General Manager, City of Canterbury Bankstown
    Attn: Community Engagement, PO Box 8, Bankstown NSW 1885.

Physical Copies

The draft documents can be viewed on this page and at the following locations:

  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, Bankstown Branch
    66-72 Rickard Road, Bankstown
    8.30am–5pm weekdays
  • Council’s Customer Service Centre, Campsie Branch,
    137 Beamish Street, Campsie,
    9.00am-5pm weekdays
  • Bankstown Library and Knowledge Centre,
    80 Rickard Road, Bankstown (during opening hours)
  • Campsie Library and Knowledge Centre,
    14/28 Amy Street, Campsie (during opening hours)
  • Riverwood Library and Knowledge Centre,
    80 Kentucky Road, Riverwood (during opening hours)

If you have any questions, the Community Engagement team can be contacted on 9707 9814.