Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy

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There are many commercial activities conducted on Council-managed land in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area which contribute to a great and vibrant public space and offer valued services to locals and visitors. These include water activities (surf schools, stand up paddle etc), personal or group training, boot camps and other activities using our beaches, parks and reserves. Council wants to ensure these spaces can be used safely, enjoyed by all and adequately maintained.

In 2015, Council adopted a Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy to facilitate commercial activity while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed land are appropriately licensed and insured. It aims to give the community certainty that commercial entities are correctly insured and licenced to operate in nominated locations. The Policy was reviewed and amended slightly in 2017 and two years later, is again due for a review. Hence, Council is seeking feedback from commercial operators and our community on the policy and its effectiveness in ensuring appropriate use of our Council managed parks and reserves for commercial and community recreation and activity.

Do you operate a business in a public space including beaches, parks and reserves?

We would like to hear from you. Have a look at the current Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy and share your views by completing a survey or submission using the tab below.

Are you a frequent user of the public space who has an interest in how it is managed?

We would also like to hear from you. Have a look at the Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy and share your views by completing a survey or submission using the tab below.

What will the Policy do?

The Policy will continue to provide a framework for commercial activity in a shared environment while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed land are appropriately licensed and insured.

Have your say

Any person may complete a survey or make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 23 June 2019.

To share your views about the Policy use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Email council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

For more information contact Liesa Davies or David Archer on (02) 6581 8111


There are many commercial activities conducted on Council-managed land in the Port Macquarie-Hastings area which contribute to a great and vibrant public space and offer valued services to locals and visitors. These include water activities (surf schools, stand up paddle etc), personal or group training, boot camps and other activities using our beaches, parks and reserves. Council wants to ensure these spaces can be used safely, enjoyed by all and adequately maintained.

In 2015, Council adopted a Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy to facilitate commercial activity while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed land are appropriately licensed and insured. It aims to give the community certainty that commercial entities are correctly insured and licenced to operate in nominated locations. The Policy was reviewed and amended slightly in 2017 and two years later, is again due for a review. Hence, Council is seeking feedback from commercial operators and our community on the policy and its effectiveness in ensuring appropriate use of our Council managed parks and reserves for commercial and community recreation and activity.

Do you operate a business in a public space including beaches, parks and reserves?

We would like to hear from you. Have a look at the current Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy and share your views by completing a survey or submission using the tab below.

Are you a frequent user of the public space who has an interest in how it is managed?

We would also like to hear from you. Have a look at the Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy and share your views by completing a survey or submission using the tab below.

What will the Policy do?

The Policy will continue to provide a framework for commercial activity in a shared environment while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed land are appropriately licensed and insured.

Have your say

Any person may complete a survey or make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 23 June 2019.

To share your views about the Policy use the Submission tab below or send an email or post your response to:

The General Manager
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council
PO Box 84
Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Email council@pmhc.nsw.gov.au

For more information contact Liesa Davies or David Archer on (02) 6581 8111


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 26 March 2017.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Writing a submission is one way of sharing your views and opinions with Council. All submissions are considered before making a decision and your submission may be included in a report to Council. Submissions close 26 March 2017.

    Note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public. If you wish to have information in your submission suppressed, you will need to request this in writing. 

    Consultation has concluded