Toormina Gardens continues to grow their community partnerships with groups such as Get Connected Toormina. Get Connected Toormina is a community engagement project operating in the Toormina area with the aims of increasing community safety and well-being. The project has a Project Implementation Group that consists of a range of stakeholders (service providers, businesses, community members) who are a vital component of the success of the project. The project coordinates a number of initiatives including: regular community engagement to help inform the project’s on-going activities, sports afternoons at Graff Ave, monthly BBQs at the Toormina Skate Park and Graff Ave, and the development of other community well-being, youth leadership and arts and culture programs.
The project has also been successful in obtaining funding to work with Coffs Harbour City Council to further improve the Skate Park infrastructure. The project has also been successful in setting up a Local Drug Action Team Program, which will enable further community activities to be delivered in the area with the aims to strengthen protective factors to prevent and minimise the risk of alcohol and other drug-related harm.
Build a Patch with Toormina Daycare
Toormina Gardens has provided a small parcel of the centre's unused land to nearby Toormina Daycare to create their little "Build a Patch" project. This allows the children to learn about the environment, it's native flora and fauna and sustainability.