Commercial activities on Council roads
Under Brisbane City Council’s Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014, Council regulates commercial activities on Council roads to:
- protect the safe passage of pedestrian traffic along the verge
- prevent interference with vehicles using any lawful crossing over the verge
- ensure the safe management of traffic along the carriageway
- protect the safety of people using the road as pedestrians, cyclists or motorists
- protect Council assets from damage and ensure that those assets are kept accessible and clean
- minimise adverse impacts on the amenity of the immediate vicinity of the activity.
Regulated activities on Council roads include:
- busking (with or without the use of amplification equipment)
- conducting a promotional activity on a road or colonnade
- displaying or storing articles (e.g. boats) or vehicles on a road or colonnade
- installing or operating a vending machine on a roadside
- setting up a free newspaper dispensing machine in or on any roadside
- setting up or using in or on any road any stall, booth, stand, tables or chairs or both or standing vehicle for a purpose of or connected with the carrying on of any commercial or promotional activity.
Council consent is required to conduct any of the regulated activities.
Under the local law, selling a motor vehicle on or from a road is a prohibited activity and an on-the-spot fine applies.
The Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014 is available for download from the State Government Local Laws database.