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. Commercial use of public space is regulated 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 (whether or not with the use of amplification equipment)
- conducting a promotional activity on a road or colonnade
- displaying or storing articles or vehicles on a road or colonnade
- installing or operating a vending machine on a road
- setting up a free newspaper dispensing machine in or on any road
- 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, prohibited activities are:
- selling a motor vehicle on or from a road.
Under the local law it is an offence to conduct a prohibited activity, on the spot fines apply.