Definition of ‘pop up’ causes confusion at City of Vincent council briefing

Definition of ‘pop up’ causes confusion at City of Vincent council briefing

AN application for “pop up” events in the Rosemount Hotel carpark caused some confusion at Tuesday’s City of Vincent council briefing session.

The applicant is seeking permission from the City to host re-occurring pop up events in addition to the ongoing vintage market, which operates out of the carpark once a month and was approved in September 2014.

The events would involve music, food stalls, furniture and other temporary structures, with up to 1000 patrons to attend between noon and midnight on each event day.

The venue has held two temporary pop up events this year, which the City received no noise complaints about.

Council is expected to decide on the motion at tonight’s meeting but the definition of “pop up” was raised by Councillor Susan Gontaszewski.

City staff advised there was no definition, it was simply the term used in the application.

Cr Matt Buckels joked it meant the organisers Snapchat the entry password to attendees.

Deputy mayor Roslyn Harley, who presided over the meeting in Mayor John Carey’s absence, said she felt it was a “hipster term” that was overused in the City of Vincent.

The application can only be passed with an absolute majority vote.