Important COVID-19 Update
In line with advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer, all events and activities planned on Council land (that require a permit) are cancelled until further notice.
If you have an event scheduled to take place on Council land between now and 23 August, we recommend you action a postponement or cancellation and notify all parties.
New applications with an event date between 9 July and 23 August will be declined upon receipt.
Applications for future events beyond 24 August will be accepted and placed on hold. Processing will commence when restrictions are eased to a level that accommodates the number of attendees detailed in the application.
Council’s Commercial Use of Public Land Policy was adopted in 2018 to provide a framework for Council's consideration of proposals for commercial activities on beaches, parks and other Council-owned or controlled land, and to provide for the appropriate regulation of these activities.
Council's aim is balance the promotion of innovation, business and the entrepreneurial spirit of our community, with ensuring that requests received for use of land are appropriate.
Kingston is committed to the principle that public land is for the benefit of the community. We recognise that some commercial activities are best suited on public land, however any use of public land should minimise disruption to the everyday user. Where these uses have a community benefit, Council may consider granting approval.
This policy does not apply to Council-owned or controlled buildings, as Council has a Leasing Policy that applies to building, and does not apply to Council-organised events. Nothing in this policy - or permits or licences issued under it - shall contravene any planning instrument, common law or Council’s local laws.
Holding a Commercial Event on Council land