Hire of Community Open Space & Facilities Draft Policy

This consultation has concluded.

Do you hire Council's tennis courts? Do you plan to have a wedding or hire the park for a public or private event? Then we want to hear from you!

The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed new draft policy that covers the short term, exclusive-use hire of community open space and facilities. The consultation concludes 5pm on Monday 30 September 2013.

What does the new draft policy cover?

The new draft Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Policy covers the short-term, exclusive use hire of community open space and facilities. This policy covers issuing ofContinue reading

Do you hire Council's tennis courts? Do you plan to have a wedding or hire the park for a public or private event? Then we want to hear from you!

The City of Burnside seeks your view on the proposed new draft policy that covers the short term, exclusive-use hire of community open space and facilities. The consultation concludes 5pm on Monday 30 September 2013.

What does the new draft policy cover?

The new draft Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Policy covers the short-term, exclusive use hire of community open space and facilities. This policy covers issuing of permits for events such as weddings, tennis court hire, park hire by commercial operators, and other casual and seasonal public and private events in Council reserves and buildings.

The draft policy also includes the application process, including Council’s requirements of applicants and the assessment criteria and approval process for casual and seasonal hire permits.

Viewing the draft policy

The draft policy can be downloaded from the online document library.

Community Consultation

The draft policy has the potential to impact many members of our community and users of our recreation facilities.

Your input will help ensure the services we provide meet the needs of our community in a socially, environmentally and financially sustainable manner. Please provide your feedback.

The Community Consultation period runs from Monday 9 to Monday 30 September 2013.



What does the new draft policy cover?

The new draft Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Policy covers the short-term, exclusive use hire of community open space and facilities. This policy covers issuing of permits for events such as weddings, tennis court hire, park hire by commercial operators, and other casual and seasonal public and private events in Council reserves and buildings.

The draft policy also includes the application process, including Council’s requirements of applicants and the assessment criteria and approval process for casual and seasonal hire permits.

Viewing the draft policy

The draft policy can be downloaded from the online document library.

Community Consultation

The draft policy has the potential to impact many members of our community and users of our recreation facilities.

Your input will help ensure the services we provide meet the needs of our community in a socially, environmentally and financially sustainable manner. Please provide your feedback.

The Community Consultation period runs from Monday 9 to Monday 30 September 2013.

Next Steps

Council will review the responses and incorporate as applicable into a revised policy. It is anticipated that the revised policy will be presented to council for endorsement in early 2014.

Further Information

For more information please contact City of Burnside’s Principal Strategy Officer, Leonie Scriven on 8366 4200 or lscriven@burnside.sa.gov.au


This consultation has concluded.
  • Update

    over 1 year ago

    The Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Draft Policy engagement concluded on 30 September 2013. City of Burnside sought views on the proposed new draft Policy that covers the short term, exclusive-use, hire of community open space and facilities. The Policy also covers the documents required, in relation to permits for casual and seasonal hire of Council community open space and facilities.

    Community input ensures the services we provide meet the needs of our community in a socially, environmentally and financially sustainable manner. Following on from the engagement process, a Council report was prepared and the Policy was adopted.... Continue reading

    The Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Draft Policy engagement concluded on 30 September 2013. City of Burnside sought views on the proposed new draft Policy that covers the short term, exclusive-use, hire of community open space and facilities. The Policy also covers the documents required, in relation to permits for casual and seasonal hire of Council community open space and facilities.

    Community input ensures the services we provide meet the needs of our community in a socially, environmentally and financially sustainable manner. Following on from the engagement process, a Council report was prepared and the Policy was adopted.

    As per the Hire of Community Open Space and Facilities Policy, our approach is to, “ensure public spaces meet the future needs of our community and provide for a variety of vibrant and inspirational opportunities, encouraging participation by the community,” and to also, “create and facilitate access to diverse leisure, recreation and sporting facilities and programs that are safe for people of all ages and abilities.”

    City of Burnside has a role in improving the quality of life of the community by providing community and cultural services and facilities, and also by ensuring equitable access to these.