Policy 261 - Sustainable Events

A draft Sustainable Events Policy has been developed with an aim to reduce waste, improve resource recovery and promote sustainable transport options for events coordinated or approved by the Town of Victoria Park. The draft policy will apply to all Council-run events and Council-approved external events on Town land or in Town-owned facilities.

The Town sought public submission in July-August 2020. Two submission were received.

What is happening now?

At the Ordinary Council Meeting in October 2020, Council resolved to:

  1. Adopts Policy 261 Sustainable events, subject to the following amendments:
    1. Insert in clause 1, after the word "environment", "in event planning and management by:";
    2. Delete clause 1.a. and renumber the policy accordingly;
    3. In clause 1c. insert between "reduce" and "water", "energy and"; (d) In clauses 5.b. and 9. delete "Large scale" and renumber accordingly; and
    4. Delete clause 10 and renumber accordingly.
  2. Requests that the Chief Executive Officer present a report back to Council’s December 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting outlining the costings and suitable locations to place signage at current parks and reserves within the Town used for small, informal gatherings to advise and educate users on the damage caused by single use plastics and balloons on our environment and fauna.

Where can I view the policy?

The adopted Policy 261 - Sustainable Events is available to view in the document library or on the Towns website.

How can I comment?

Public comment period has closed and no further comments will be received.


A draft Sustainable Events Policy has been developed with an aim to reduce waste, improve resource recovery and promote sustainable transport options for events coordinated or approved by the Town of Victoria Park. The draft policy will apply to all Council-run events and Council-approved external events on Town land or in Town-owned facilities.

The Town sought public submission in July-August 2020. Two submission were received.

What is happening now?

At the Ordinary Council Meeting in October 2020, Council resolved to:

  1. Adopts Policy 261 Sustainable events, subject to the following amendments:
    1. Insert in clause 1, after the word "environment", "in event planning and management by:";
    2. Delete clause 1.a. and renumber the policy accordingly;
    3. In clause 1c. insert between "reduce" and "water", "energy and"; (d) In clauses 5.b. and 9. delete "Large scale" and renumber accordingly; and
    4. Delete clause 10 and renumber accordingly.
  2. Requests that the Chief Executive Officer present a report back to Council’s December 2020 Ordinary Council Meeting outlining the costings and suitable locations to place signage at current parks and reserves within the Town used for small, informal gatherings to advise and educate users on the damage caused by single use plastics and balloons on our environment and fauna.

Where can I view the policy?

The adopted Policy 261 - Sustainable Events is available to view in the document library or on the Towns website.

How can I comment?

Public comment period has closed and no further comments will be received.


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