Commercial activities on council managed land

Consultation on the draft Policy has now concluded. We will come back to you when we review what people have had to say.

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

We would like to hear from you.

We are holding a forum created specifically for businesses who currently use the space or might like to do so in the future.

How you can get involved.

  • Come along to the forum by registering your details in the 'Business Forum' tab below
  • Share your views by completing a submission using the tab below.

Or maybe you are a frequent user of public space who has an interest in how it is managed?

Then we would like to hear from you also.

How you can get involved.

Want to know more?

As part of improving how we manage commercial use of our public spaces, a draft Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy is currently on exhibition.

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, kayaks etc), personal or group training, boot camps or any other activity using beaches, parks and reserves.

Council is seeking to find a way to ensure these spaces can be used safely, enjoyed by all and adequately maintained. The draft Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy proposes a way forward.

What is the Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy?

See Frequently Asked Questions under the Document library.

What will the Policy do?

The Policy will encourage commercial activity while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed Land are appropriately licensed and insured.



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

We would like to hear from you.

We are holding a forum created specifically for businesses who currently use the space or might like to do so in the future.

How you can get involved.

  • Come along to the forum by registering your details in the 'Business Forum' tab below
  • Share your views by completing a submission using the tab below.

Or maybe you are a frequent user of public space who has an interest in how it is managed?

Then we would like to hear from you also.

How you can get involved.

Want to know more?

As part of improving how we manage commercial use of our public spaces, a draft Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy is currently on exhibition.

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, kayaks etc), personal or group training, boot camps or any other activity using beaches, parks and reserves.

Council is seeking to find a way to ensure these spaces can be used safely, enjoyed by all and adequately maintained. The draft Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy proposes a way forward.

What is the Commercial Activities on Council-managed Land Policy?

See Frequently Asked Questions under the Document library.

What will the Policy do?

The Policy will encourage commercial activity while ensuring all commercial users of Council-managed Land are appropriately licensed and insured.



  • Commercial activities on Council managed land

    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 will be included in a report to Council.

    Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 23 November 2015

    Please note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

    Requests to suppress specific information are necessary otherwise comments

    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 will be included in a report to Council.

    Any person may make a written submission to Council up until the end of the exhibition period. Submissions close 23 November 2015

    Please note: Submissions and petitions are public information and may be made public in their entirety subject to the provisions of the Government Information (Public Access) Act 2009. 

    Requests to suppress specific information are necessary otherwise comments as they are received, may form part of Council reports or be provided in full to anyone requesting a copy.





    Consultation on the draft Policy has now concluded. We will come back to you when we review what people have had to say.