Shoalhaven City Council has recently reviewed its policy for Private Functions on Public Reserves.
The policy review has focused on key issues such as the size, type, length and location of functions, as well as fees, bonds and the need for dedicated facilities.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council is calling on the local community to have their say while the draft policy is on exhibition.
“We are especially looking for feedback on these key issues for example, is a 25 metre buffer area for a private function adjacent to private properties too big or too small?”
“What is public opinion on the number of people which form a private function? Is 50 people a good benchmark for needing a permit from Council?”
“Should functions be permitted to use more or less equipment? Are the bond requirements fair and are the set function times too long or too short?”
“Council also want to know if the locations for medium and large private functions are sufficient. If not, the community are welcome to suggest other locations.”
Mayor, Gash said she encourages the community to help shape a balanced and fair policy which enables the showcasing of our beautiful region to people outside the area, but is not done to the detriment of local residents.
The draft policy for Private Functions on Public Reserves will be on public exhibition from Wednesday 15 April to Friday 15 May, 2015.
Council is inviting comment during this time (until close of business Friday 15 May).
The draft policy can be viewed on Council’s Website:
Please be aware that submissions will be made public and will appear on Council’s Website.
CONTACT: Mayor, Joanna Gash - 0427 160 170