Application review and assessment
An initial review of your application will determine if all relevant information has been provided. Applicants will be contacted if any missing or additional supporting documentation is required to proceed with assessing your application.
When reviewing your application, the Shire will consider the likely impacts on residents and the wider community, taking into account:
- Capacity of the proposed area
- Community safety
- Noise or nuisance
- Alcohol consumption
- Number of patrons
- Any additional factors.
When assessing proposed events the Shire is guided by regulations and policies which include the following:
- Health (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1911
- Health (Public Building) Regulations 1992
- Building Code of Australia
- Electricity (Licensing) Regulations 1991
- Environmental Protection (Noise) Regulations 1997
- Food Act 2008
- Australia New Zealand Food Standards
- Road Traffic Act 1974
- Shire Policies PE 44 Events Assessment Policy & PE 13 Surfing Policy
- Local Laws (Local Government Property Local Law 2013 and Activities in Thoroughfares & Trading in Public Places 2020)
- Guidelines for Concerts Events and Mass Gatherings (Department of Health 2009).
Feedback on your application will be sought from relevant internal stakeholders as required eg. Rangers, Infrastructure Services, Parks and Gardens, Works, Environment and Recreation Centre. These officers will advise compliance with relevant legislation. In addition, they may request permit conditions or advise any additional requirements the event organiser will need to address.