- Last updated:
- 23 Jan 2019
There are a range of activities that local businesses can undertake on public land in the Sunshine Coast Council region.
The main purpose of public land is for community use and enjoyment. Council awards low-use / low-impact permits to activities that are of benefit to the community.
Council will consider applications for low-use / low-impact permits for commercial activities where the activities will have a lesser intensity of use, and are not high-use / high-impact, including:
- fitness classes
- itinerant vendors
- activities conducted by not-for-profit organisations.
Council will consider the following for determining if an activity is low use / low impact:
- More permit applications can easily be accommodated in the area.
- The activity is irregular, occasional or regular minor use.
- There is little or no impact on the space or the community use.
- There is little or no competition in the marketplace for the requested activity.
Business operators (including not-for-profit organisations) who are interested in starting a business or activity on council-controlled community land should read through the permit conditions. They should also read and become familiar with the application form:
A non-refundable fee applies to Commercial Use of Community Land applications:
- Commercial itinerant food vendor fee. Fees are also payable for the approval of plans and licensing of a mobile food business
- Commercial fitness fee
- Not-for-profit organisations: A licence fee is applicable only to those organisations who are proposing to engage in trade on community land
- Other low-use / low-impact activities fees
Permits are valid to 31 July each year.