Draft Street Activation Policy

Published: Friday, 5 October 2018 at 4:18:31 PM

We want to encourage more activities and events on local streets through the City’s new Draft Street Activation Policy that is now open for consultation.

“We want to activate our neighbourhoods, celebrate our Vincent way of life, encourage more people to participate in their local community and get to know the people around them,” said Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski.

“The purpose of this policy is to simplify the City’s approval processes particularly for local and neighborhood street events and, at the same time, let people know what funding or support is available to help them.”

The policy covers three different street event categories, ranging from local or neighourhood events such as a block party barbeque or a community Christmas party, through to larger scale festivals.

It provides simple street closure traffic management plans and lists what information the City will need to consider street activation applications.

“We are passionate about promoting this proposed policy and hope to see some great community events start as a result. Local and neighbourhood events allow residents to reclaim the streetscape as a place to socialise, connect and play, and we want to provide the support and infrastructure to do it safely.”

“Depending on the scale of the event approval may need to be sought from the City,  WA Police and Main Roads which can be daunting for some community members. We hope to make this process as easy as possible by providing supporting information and a simple online application process.”

“Successful applicants under the policy can also tap into a range of support from the City including financial assistance, in-kind support, public liability cover, road closure equipment, templates and much more.”

The Draft Street Activations Policy is open for public consultation until 5pm Friday 26 October 2018. To view the policy and to have your say, visit Imagine Vincent. After the consultation period, a final policy will be put before council for review.

“If all goes to plan we hope to see the first events starting this summer,” said Deputy Mayor Gontaszewski.

More Information

Draft Street Activations Policy

Imagine Vincent - Street Activation Policy

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