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LAKE MACQUARIE CITY COUNCIL

PARKS & OVALS HIRE

Parks & Reserves

Parks and reserves are public areas and access to all areas by the public must be maintained.

Not-for-profit organisations or charities that derive no income or raise any funds from holding an activity that specifically promotes physical activity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are exempt from park hire fees - subject to assessment by Council staff.

 

Waiving of Park Hire Fees

Council will waive park hire fees for all:

  • not-for-profit organisations conducting public community events on Council owned and managed land; and
  • not-for-profit and commercial organisations receiving Council sponsorship funding and conducting public community events on Council owned and managed land.
The waiving of fees excludes fees associated with additional costs such as electricity, waste and cleaning services, additional infrastructure or administration. This does not include community events held in Council buildings, which have additional financial and risk implications.
 
Conditions for Hire of Community Land

Bookings for parks and reserves can be requested for wedding ceremonies, social/ family functions, festivals, events and commercial activities as permitted under the relevant Plan of Management for the area.  Bookable sites are identified and approved after assessment by Council staff.  Booking times for parks and reserves are between 7:00am and 7:00pm (hours outside of these times must be approved by Council staff).

 

Parks and reserves are public areas and access to all areas by the public must be maintained.  Not-for-profit organisations or charities that derive no income or raise any funds from holding an activity that specifically promotes physical activity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle are exempt from park hire fees - subject to assessment by Council staff.  Council will waive park hire fees for all:

  • not-for-profit organisations conducting public community events on Council owned and managed land; and
  • not-for-profit and commercial organisations receiving Council sponsorship funding and conducting public community events on Council owned and managed land.

The waiving of fees excludes fees associated with additional costs such as electricity, waste and cleaning services, additional infrastructure or administration.  This does not include community events held in Council buildings, which have additional financial and risk implications.

 

Not all sites have power or water available or are suitable for all activities. All bookings are assessed by Council staff prior to approval.  Additional fees may apply for additional waste/recycling facilities, amenities cleaning, amusement ride inspection, post-event clean up, and other Council services.

Community Land Usage Fees

Park Hire Community

Park Hire Commercial

Stage Hire - Speers Point Park and Cooranbong Park
Stage Hire - Charlestown Oval
Circuses
Quinn Park Swansea, Croudace Bay Park and Rathmines Park
Lake Macquarie Variety Playground Hire
Commercial Group Fitness Programs
The following fee applies to commercial group fitness programs conducted within Council parks, reserves, and beaches, and other recreation facilities. This category includes activities such as bootcamps, group fitness training, and other group active recreational pursuits as approved. Maximum 18 participants per group booking.
Please Note application needs to be made and approval given before payment of any fees.
Food Van Vending Licence