MCCG Plot Application Form

Eligibility Criteria/ Application Process

There are a limited number of plots available to be allocated on the site. Applicants need to complete this form to enable the Committee to assess and prioritise applications and assign them to the waiting list.

Eligibility Criteria:
1. Must live within 3 km of the garden.
2. Must have less than 6m2 of useable garden space

Priority will be given to those applicants:
• Who have been on the waiting list the longest
• Who show effort and provide assistance to the garden by attending working bees or volunteering in any other capacity
• Who are healthcare card holders

If you are applying for a Small plot, the eligibility criteria apply to the primary applicant for the plot. If you are applying for a Medium or Large plot, the eligibility criteria must be met by at least 2 of the applicant plot holders.

Membership Fees:
Before applying for a plot you will need to be a paid up member of the MCCG Inc. This requires paying an annual membership fee of $20 full and $10 concession. Fees are due each November. If your membership becomes unfinancial the committee will have the right to remove your name from the waiting list or if you are a plot holder, reallocate your plot to another member on the waiting list. If you are offered a plot, all adult users of that plot must be paid up members of the MCCG.

To Pay Membership Fees there are two steps:

1. Make a direct deposit for your fee (as outlined above) to our bank account:
BSB: 633-000 (Bendigo Bank)
Acct No: 138611835 Acct
Name: Merri Corner Community Garden Inc.
Please make sure to write your surname in the reference field so we know who the money is from .

OR

Send a cheque made out to “MCCG Inc” c/o 3/11 Holmes Street, Brunswick East 3057

2. Email the treasurer via info@merricorner.org to notify us you have made a membership fee deposit to the bank account and also please specify if you would like a receipt.

All applicants must read and agree to the MCCG Garden Rules linked below:
http://www.merricorner.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/MCCG-rules-V-8.pdf

    Plot cost

    Small - $90 full $36 conc Medium - $130 full $54 conc Large - $175 full $72 Conc If you are successful in being offered a plot, your plot fee incorporates your membership fee of $10/$5 (single/concession) or $20 (couple or family) so this would be deducted from your plot fee. If you feel this it too much to pay in one installment, you can contact the Committee to arrange paying by installments (quarterly or half year). Small plots are 5-6 sqm and suitable for 1 person Medium plots are 8-10 sqm and suitable for 2-3 people Large plots are 12-15 sqm and suitable for 4 or more people
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