Edinburgh Gardens Working Group


Community members of the Working Group are currently being recruited. You can be involved by submitting an Expression of Interest for the Edinburgh Gardens Working Group

The Edinburgh Gardens Working Group advises and informs Council on future management of the Gardens in peak periods over summer and public holidays, including comments on any types of activities suggested as not considered appropriate to be held at the Gardens; any special conditions considered applicable to particular uses/activities at the Gardens; the review of the Consumption of Liquor in a Public Place Local Law; any considerations which would come under the Council’s General Local Law; and the Council Order under the Domestic Animals Act 1994.

What does the committee do?

The Working Group seeks to achieve an arrangement at Edinburgh Gardens which will establish an environment for all community to have respectful and safe access to visit the Gardens for recreation and / or leisure purposes:

  • without the need for Council to introduce additional alcohol bans;
  • in a manner which will see all users respect the rights and desires of other users to enjoy the Gardens peacefully; and
  • in a manner which will respect the Gardens and local environment including adjacent residents, their properties and the surrounding public laneways and to properly use the Gardens and provided facilities.

The Working Group will strive for an arrangement that ensures respect for the human rights and maximises the safety for all users and visitors to the Gardens.

Who are the committee members?

The following Councillors were appointed to the committee in May 2021:

In addition to the appointed Councillors, the committee will include the following nine members:

  • four local resident members
  • one representative drawn from Fitzroy North Primary School
  • two members drawn from the Edinburgh Gardens sporting community which comprises Fitzroy Tennis Club, Fitzroy Football Club, Fitzroy Junior Cricket Club and Edinburgh Cricket Club
  • two casual Park users

Terms of reference

You can download and read the Edinburgh Gardens Working Group terms of reference