Approval for activities in council parks/reserves/foreshores and bathing reserves (Mackay) - Queensland

Description

Approval is required to undertake activities in parks, reserves, foreshores and bathing reserves, and council controlled venues. Activities are regulated in order to enhance public safety and convenience. 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
  • filming and photography
  • circuses
  • horse/camel/pony rides
  • equipment hire (including aquatic equipment)
  • vehicle operation on council parks and reserves.

If you require a Development Permit under the Sustainable Planning Act 2009 and receive approval for your activities on council land under this permit, then you do not need to obtain this approval, contact council for further information.

Service type

Licence

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

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Additional Information

Local council regulates activities in parks, reserves, foreshores and bathing reserves to:

  • provide for appropriate public access for active and passive recreation
  • protect the safety of persons using parks, reserves, foreshores and bathing reserves
  • preserve features of the natural and built environment and other aspects of amenity
  • ensure appropriate standards of conduct.

You must not bring a motor vehicle onto, or drive a motor vehicle on a park/reserve/foreshore/bathing reserve, unless the whole area is available for motor vehicle access, or you keep the vehicle within a part of the park/reserve/foreshore/bathing reserve that is available for motor vehicle access.

Any person hiring equipment must be instructed in the use of appropriate safety precautions and be aware of any restrictions affecting the use of the equipment in the area.

Council may:

  • prohibit you from bringing animals, or animals of a specified species, into an area
  • grant you an appoval to occupy and use a specified part of an area
  • grant licences subject to certain conditions e.g.:
    1. make periodic payments to council
    2. make facilities installed under the approval 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 approval
    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 approval.

Administering agency

Mackay Regional Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Operating address: 73 Gordon Street
Mackay, Queensland 4740
Mailing address: PO BOX 41
Mackay, Queensland 4740
Phone: 1300 622 529
Fax: 07 4944 2400
Email: council@mackay.qld.gov.au