Approval to use local government areas and roads - Barcoo Shire Council - Queensland

Description

You will require this approval if you intend to undertake activities on local government roads and areas, which include parks, reserves, foreshores, bathing reserves, and council controlled venues. You will also need approval for an activity which might use or obstruct a footpath. Examples of these activities include but are not limited to:

  • sport and recreational events or competitions (including commercial skate events)
  • weddings
  • special events (e.g. fair, fete, markets or functions)
  • concerts
  • promotions
  • conferences
  • training
  • circuses
  • horse / camel / pony rides
  • equipment hire (including aquatic equipment)
  • temporary market stalls
  • sidewalk stalls
  • property renovation / rubbish removal that requires a skip bin or other temporary structure.

If you require development approval and receive approval for your activities on council land as part of that approval process, you will not need to obtain a separate approval.

Service type

Licence

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your council may place certain conditions on your approval, such as:

  • making periodic payments to council
  • making facilities installed under the approval available for use by the public at specified times or other specified periods
  • taking specified precautions to protect the safety of persons who enter the land subject to the approval
  • proper maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • certain levels of liability insurance.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Barcoo Shire Council - Local Law 4 (Local Government Controlled Areas, Facilities and Roads) 2012

Approval time

Local Council regulates activities in parks, reserves and (where applicable) foreshores to:

  • provide for appropriate public access for active and passive recreation
  • protect the safety of persons using parks and reserves
  • preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of amenity
  • ensure appropriate standards of conduct.
The following are business activities:
  • weddings
  • sporting events
  • concerts
  • promotions
  • filming and photography
  • circuses.
If you establish a park or reserve on trust land, the use of the park or reserve must be approved under the Land Act 1994. You must not bring a motor vehicle onto, or drive a motor vehicle on, a park or reserve, unless:
  • the whole park or reserve is available for motor vehicle access
  • you keep the vehicle within a part of the park or reserve that is available for motor vehicle access.
Council may:
  • prohibit you from bringing animals, or animals of a specified species, into a park or reserve
  • grant you a licence that gives you the right to occupy and use a specified part of a park or reserve (e.g. permitting a sporting association to mark out a playing field in a specified location)
  • grant licences subject to certain conditions, such as requiring that licence holders:
  1. make periodic payments to Council
  2. make facilities installed under the licence available for use by the public at specified times or over specified periods
  3. take specified precautions to protect the safety of persons who enter the land subject to the licence
  4. properly maintain equipment and facilities
  5. insure themselves and the Council against liability for injury, loss or damage arising on the land subject to the licence.

Additional information

Your council regulates the use of local government areas and roads in order to:

  • provide for appropriate public access for active and passive recreation
  • protect the safety of persons using local government areas and roads
  • preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of amenity.

Your council may:

  • prohibit you from bringing animals, or animals of a specified species, into an area
  • grant you an approval to occupy and use a specified part of an area.

Administering agency

Barcoo Shire Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

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Enquiries

Barcoo Shire Council

Operating address: Corner Perkin and Dickson Streets
Jundah
Queensland 4736
Mailing address: PO Box 14
Jundah
Queensland 4736
Phone: 07 4658 6900
Fax: 07 4658 6137
Email: shire@barcoo.qld.gov.au
Website: Barcoo Shire Council (Opens in new window)