Approval to Operate a Public Car Park - Byron Shire Council - New South Wales


You require this approval to operate a public car park, which is an area or building reserved for the public to park their cars.

Please be aware that you will be required to comply with certain standards and your approval will be subject to conditions (for example, relating to the maximum number of vehicles that can be parked in the car park at any one time).

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

When assessing your application, the council will consider:

  • the effect a car park may have on the movement of vehicle and pedestrian traffic
  • the need to provide off-street parking facilities within the car park for the temporary accommodation of vehicles
  • whether the proposed size of the car park will accommodate the proposed number of vehicles
  • whether the means of ingress and egress and means of movement within the car park are satisfactory
  • whether there will be adequate provision for pedestrian safety and access for people with disabilities
  • whether the internal design of parking facilities and system of traffic management are satisfactory
  • whether adequate ventilation is provided or to be provided
  • whether the safety of staff and customers will be in line with relevant work health and safety legislation
  • whether there will be adequate provision for the management of stormwater and the minimisation of stormwater pollution.


As specified on the approval.


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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.


Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Local Government (General) Regulations 2021 New South Wales

Application process


Applications under section 68 of the authorising legislation can be lodged electronically via the NSW Planning Portal.

To apply for this approval electronically, you must:

  • register for the NSW Planning Portal
  • complete the online application form
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Administering agency

Byron Shire Council

Contact details

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