When an event is considered appropriate, it will then be assessed for the proposed venue against the following criteria prior to determining final approval:

  • the organiser's capacity to stage and manage the event
  • venue capacity and the impact on infrastructure
  • safety for the public and event organisers
  • the scale and extent of the event and associated structures
  • the timing and duration of the event
  • potential conflicts with other events and special occasions
  • environmental impact
  • public access to surrounding areas and amenities
  • public or exclusive access to the event
  • requirements and approvals external to the Authority, such as those of the Police, Australian Capital Territory WorkCover and Environment Australian Capital Territory
  • national security.

Detail required for the evaluation of any or all of the assessment criteria will be commensurate with the nature of the event - be it a major event, general event or a function.

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