Council aims to protect public land for community use and enjoyment while at the same time allowing for and managing those alterations that are necessary.
To carry out work such as construction, excavation or similar, store goods and/or materials, install a permanent sign on public land and all other examples listed below, you will need approval to alter the land. This includes any land, water or fixture controlled by Council such as parks, road reserves, nature strips and median strips.
Examples of alterations include:
- planting, clearing, removing or interfering with flora, fauna, flora material, fauna material, soil, sand, rock, water or other material such as installation of artificial turf
- installing, removing or interfering with any building structure such as a shipping container, permanent sign or equipment
- depositing or removing material
- lighting a fire
- changing the ordinary use or enjoyment of land.
Council regulates these activities to ensure they are carried out safely while taking other public space users and residents into consideration, and to maintain the purpose and amenity of our public spaces.
You need to apply with all supporting documentation at least 30 business days before you need to alter public land. This allows time to review your submission, request any further information, conduct a final assessment and make a decision.
Once all supporting documents have been provided, your application will be reviewed and assessed under the Alteration of Public Land Local Law 2023.