Waverley Council has recommended minor amendments be made to its Events Policy, to ensure that the policy reflects community concern with commercial events that involve alcohol and occupy public space for extended durations.
We are looking for feedback on the following suggested amendments and definition:
page 5: Waverley Council does not deliver or host events that: are commercial activities on any beach, involving the service of alcohol, of greater than two days’ duration
page 6: Council will not approve commercial activities on any beach, involving the service of alcohol, of greater than two days’ duration
page 11: Definitions: Commercial activities | Events or activities held largely or primarily for the purposes of commercial or financial gain.
These suggested amendments are intended to ensure the Events Policy is fundamentally consistent with the current (2020) version, with the key changes being applied to incorporate Council’s direction to capture community concern regarding events on the beach that involve alcohol, loss of public space and amenity for significant periods, and which are for commercial purposes.
The draft amendments are on public exhibition for 28 days so that community feedback may be captured and reported back to Council.
Have your say to tell us whether you agree with these amendments or not, and why.