Well managed events are an important part of the development of vibrant, sustainable local communities contributing to the community’s social fabric and local economy. Events range from small functions to large, complex experiences, involving thousands of people. Events can be private affairs with attendance by invitation or public occasions with attendance open or by ticket. Regardless of size, events have many requirements including planning and organisation, risk management, securing of approvals, community participation and transparency and probity in the allocation of support and resources.
Generally, events will require some form of approval from Council and/or other government agencies. The scale of some events may require the lodgement of a development application under the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979. Events that take place on private land may also require a development application.
People and organisations wishing to hold an event on Council managed land need to complete an Event Application Form and provide all necessary information for Council to assess the request. Applications will require the following information where relevant:
Applications for events can only be considered if submitted on the appropriate Council form and accompanied by the required fee. The following fees apply for event applications in accordance with Council's 2017-2018 Fees and Charges:
For further information contact Council's Community Environment Support Officer on (02) 6799 6854 or email firstname.lastname@example.org