Edendale Community Environment Farm was endorsed by Council as an outstanding success and essential to the fabric of the Nillumbik community.
The outcome of Council’s resolution this week supported an appropriate consultation framework that would inform Councillors and the community on barriers, challenges, and opportunities for the future of the facility.
Council also agreed to continue the support of Edendale Community Environment Farm in its current structure and mission as well as releasing a redacted version of the Service Review report to the public.
Mayor Karen Egan said the Edendale Community Environment Farm was one of Council’s most popular facilities.
“The facility will continue to be an important community asset. We are committed to providing this ongoing service however it is incumbent on Council to ensure the community is getting the best value for money and the service continues to evolve,” she said.
“We want to ensure its future remains bright and continues to be enjoyed by community and visitors for years to come.
“Edendale Community Environment Farm attracts around 100,000 visitors per year and plays a vital role in environmental education for our residents and across the state.”
Cr Egan said the facility would remain in community ownership and Council would now put together a consultation plan for endorsement in the near future that would outline how community will be engaged in the process.