A NEW City of Vincent Street Activations Policy that provides for several levels of community activities could be ready just in time for Christmas.
The draft policy will be released for public comment and includes the provision of financial assistance, in-kind support, public liability cover, road closure equipment and invite templates.
The policy covers three different street event categories, ranging from local or neighbourhood events such as a 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.
“The purpose of this policy is to simplify the City’s approval processes particularly for local and neighbourhood level events and, at the same time, let people know what funding or support is available to help them,” deputy mayor Susan Gontaszewski said.
“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.
“We are passionate about promoting this proposed policy and hope to see some great community events start as a result.”