A Licence to Occupy is:
- An agreement for a not-for-profit community organisation to locate in or use Council-owned land, or a Council-owned building;
- For facilities and activities of the organisation applying for a Licence to Occupy must be available to members of the public;
- For Applicants to demonstrate the organisation has the resources or ability to establish and operate on the land or in the building they have been granted the licence over;
- Open for application at any time. Given the time and investment needed to comply with the conditions, an agreement in principle (Development Agreement) may be initially entered into.
Council will use a standard formal licence it has developed, which includes an accountability requirement clause and default/termination clause.
Organisations are eligible to apply for other forms of Community Assistance, provided they comply with the specific criteria for each category.
You can read the full Community Assistance Policy on the right, under Related Links.