Seasonal Commercial Activation Application

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Tourism is a key economic driver to the City of Holdfast Bay and has significant positive flow-on effects for the local community. The Council’s Strategic Plan 2030 focuses on a welcoming, safe and active community for the local community whilst the Tourism Vision is committed to a lively, diverse, safe and accessible tourism destination for visitors and residents. Ensuring sustainability and economic benefits for our community and region is also a high priority, therefore the selection criteria for all leisure activity applications is as follows:

  • Promotes the image of City of Holdfast Bay and the reputation we hold as Adelaide’s Premier Seaside Destination.
  • Enhance the City’s attractiveness and creates strong visitor appeal.
  • Adds vitality by providing social value, engages visitors and community.
  • Effectively maximizes use of open spaces, increases patronage to cafes/restaurants, main streets and surrounding businesses.
  • Economic, social and environmental sustainability.
  • Public Safety and equipment suitability.

Applications to operate a seasonal commercial activation will only be considered where conditions of use have been read and agreed to, and only where the necessary application form has been submitted with all of the details completed.

Trading is only allowed on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Outside of these times are by negotiation. Major events in the area may require the temporary suspension or relocation of a leisure activity. The approval is non transferable.

The operation of activities is only permitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Foreshore seasonal commercial operators shall operate for at least 80% of their licensed period unless weather makes the operation impossible.

If you would like to speak to the Events Team, you can contact them at events@holdfast.sa.gov.au.

Tourism is a key economic driver to the City of Holdfast Bay and has significant positive flow-on effects for the local community. The Council’s Strategic Plan 2030 focuses on a welcoming, safe and active community for the local community whilst the Tourism Vision is committed to a lively, diverse, safe and accessible tourism destination for visitors and residents. Ensuring sustainability and economic benefits for our community and region is also a high priority, therefore the selection criteria for all leisure activity applications is as follows:

  • Promotes the image of City of Holdfast Bay and the reputation we hold as Adelaide’s Premier Seaside Destination.
  • Enhance the City’s attractiveness and creates strong visitor appeal.
  • Adds vitality by providing social value, engages visitors and community.
  • Effectively maximizes use of open spaces, increases patronage to cafes/restaurants, main streets and surrounding businesses.
  • Economic, social and environmental sustainability.
  • Public Safety and equipment suitability.

Applications to operate a seasonal commercial activation will only be considered where conditions of use have been read and agreed to, and only where the necessary application form has been submitted with all of the details completed.

Trading is only allowed on weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Outside of these times are by negotiation. Major events in the area may require the temporary suspension or relocation of a leisure activity. The approval is non transferable.

The operation of activities is only permitted between the hours of 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.

Foreshore seasonal commercial operators shall operate for at least 80% of their licensed period unless weather makes the operation impossible.

If you would like to speak to the Events Team, you can contact them at events@holdfast.sa.gov.au.

If you have read our online resources but still could not could not find an answer to your question, you can send us an email at events@holdfast.sa.gov.au or ask us your question directly here. 

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