About the Policy

Council manages lots of properties across the city, including open space, buildings, public roads and Crown Land.

Property is vitally important to the delivery of community services and achieving the long-term strategic goals of the community and Council. We need to ensure our property decisions generate the most community benefit.

The guiding principles that underpin property lease and licence dealings are to:

  • maximise community benefit
  • deliver the Council Plan
  • make our assets work harder
  • act responsibly

The Policy sets clear parameters for how leases and licenses work. It's a guide for both Council and prospective tenants . It helps to ensure compliance with legislation, and a consistent, fair, and impartial approach to the allocation and occupation of Council-owned or managed properties.