The health and safety of residents, customers and employees is our top priority and we are continuing to monitor developments in response to COVID-19. Council facilities are open - please follow physical distancing rules of 1.5 metres, limit outdoor gatherings in line with NSW Government restrictions, and continue to practice safe hygiene and wash hands regularly.
This application should be used when a commercial operator wishes to conduct group fitness programs within a Council park or reserve. This includes activities such as bootcamps, group fitness training, and other group active recreational pursuits.
Before applying to conduct fitness programs within Council's parks and reserves, you need to ensure that the park/reserve is available to book and has the facilities you require.
For further advice on the availability of the park or on what facilities are available, please contact our Customer Service Centre on 02 4921 0333, Monday to Friday 8am - 5pm and ask to speak to the Park Facility officer.
Approval to use Council's parks and reserves for conducting fitness group programs is made under Chapter 7, Part 3 of Local Government Act 1993. If you are planning on booking a park/reserve to conduct any fitness programs, there are a number of terms and conditions(PDF, 309KB) which you need to comply with as part of the approval.
You will also need to provide the following supporting documentation:
Your insurance broker will be able to provide a Certificate of Currency, which should list Lake Macquarie City Council under 'Interested party' with regard to use of a Council park/reserve for exercise. The certificate should also provide an expiry date and the amount of public liability coverage.
Fees will be calculated by Council staff and provided to you in writing after we've received your application for the use of Council parks and reserves to run exercise groups.
Once you have gathered your documents, you can apply online. You'll need to upload electronic versions of the required documentation in order to complete your application.
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Once you have gathered your documents, visit our Customer Service Centre and we will assist you in completing the application online.
In light of restrictions caused by COVID-19, access to our Customers Service desk in Council's Administration Building is by appointment only. If you require assistance from our Customer Service Centre please contact them on 02 4921 0333.
Lake Macquarie City Council
126-138 Main Road,
Speers Point, NSW 2284
Box 1906, Hunter Region
Mail Centre, NSW 2310
Phone 02 4921 0333
Local number for Wyee residents 02 4357 1999
Telephone Interpreting Service 131 450 National Relay Service 133 677
ABN: 81 065 027 868