Short Term Licence to Access Council Owned or Managed Land
Residents and contractors may require the use of Council owned or Council managed land for a short period of time. An Activities and Access License Application form is required to be completed by the applicant.
Council requires a written agreement in the form of a Licence to indemnify Council against risks and to ensure the land is returned or maintained in the same condition as prior to entry by the applicant. The protection of our natural environment and resources is important and applications may not be approved or may have special conditions that apply.
If you require access please follow the process below:
Step 1: Download and complete the Activities and Access Licence Application Form and email to [email protected]. There is a non-refundable application fee of $75.00 including GST associated with this application. Once the application has been received by Council, a member of the Customer Experience Team will contact the applicant to take payment over the phone. Applications should be forwarded to Council at least 14 days prior to access date requested.
Step 2: Once the completed form is received and the application fee has been paid the request for access will be assessed by all internal stakeholders. A site visit may be required to determine any land and access constraints and to inform the Licence conditions.
Step 3: If approval is given to access the land an Activities and Access Licence will be issued to the applicant for signing and returning to Council. The Licence will contain any special conditions associated with the land and the proposed activity being undertaken. Public Liability Insurance to the value of $20 million will be required for any contractors accessing the site.
The Licence Fee of $312 per week for contractors and $104 per month for residents (that are not bringing in contractors to undertake work) will be applied to the Licence. A key may be required to be collected from Council Administration building if there is a locked gate to access the land.
Step 4: After the approved access period, a Council representative will inspect the land to ensure all conditions of the Licence have been met and that the land has been returned to the pre-occupation state. If a key has been collected from Council this will need to be returned on completion of the Licence period.