Have Your Say: Draft Events Policy

We’re inviting the community to have your say on the Draft Events Policy.

Workshops have been held with Councillors and key internal stakeholders to draft a comprehensive policy to provide a clear decision-making framework that identifies the economic, environmental and social costs and benefits to the community of any event. It also seeks to outline pricing guidelines that address not-for-profit, community and for-profit events. 

The aim of the Draft Events Policy is to provide a clear framework for the delivery of events in the community to ensure safe, equitable, accessible and sustainable opportunities and outcomes for all stakeholders, including businesses, visitors and residents. 

 The Draft Events Policy now proposes to include:

  • Alignment to the Council Plan: The Draft Events Policy aligns itself to Council’s strategic themes of Our Place, Our Connectivity, Our Prosperity and Our Wellbeing, bringing it up to date with current Shire strategic areas.
  • Clearer identified Event Types: Council will describe events using six types/categories. 
  • Broader pricing guidelines and inclusion of bonds: Fees are now scaled allowing for the consideration of:
    • Season: Low (1 May – 30 September) or High (1 October – 30 April) 
    • Risk: Low, Medium or High 
    • Lastly the inclusion of a bond for high impact events allowing for the re-instatement of grounds if required
  • High impact events: High impact events will require prior consultation and/or an event brief submitted to the Events Team for consideration and discussion with relevant Councillors.
  • Submission statement: It is proposed that upon submission of medium and high impact event applications, organisers would need to provide a response on how their event meets key community and cultural principles; economic principles; social principles and environmental principles.
  • Exclusions: Areas where events are not permitted to take place.

Your feedback will finalise the process and help us ensure the overall policy meets the needs of the community. 

Download: Draft Events Policy(PDF, 1011KB)

Have your say

Community consultation is currently open and closes 5pm Friday 1 February 2019.


You can also make a submission online using the form below. 
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Email your submission to: haveyoursay@mornpen.vic.gov.au with the subject line 'Draft Events Policy’.

In person:
Surveys are also available to complete in hard copy at the Shire’s offices in Rosebud, Mornington, Hastings and Somerville.

Attention: Events Team, Re: Draft Events Policy, Mornington Peninsula Shire, Private Bag 1000, Rosebud, Victoria, 3939


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