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Our Lease and Licence Policy guides how we make decisions about the leasing and licencing of Council owned or managed buildings and land.

The Policy is designed to ensure a consistent and fair approach for:

  • applying for a lease
  • assessing applications
  • setting key terms like rent and length of term, and
  • other administrative matters.

We’re proposing to update and improve Policy sections including:

  • simplified standard application form for all new leases and licences
  • new mechanism for Group 3 tenants to apply for additional rental subsidies if community activities reduce their ability to generate revenue
  • clearer Community Agreement Criteria to assess applications to ensure building or land use provides optimal value to the Bayside community
  • applications for gaming licences will no longer be supported at any of Council’s leased or licensed facilities

There are no proposed changes to standard rent calculations for Group 2 and 3 tenants.

Did you know?

  • Council is responsible for 351 building and facility assets with a current replacement value of over $294 million.

  • Council receives an annual rental income of $3.7 million from its leased and licensed assets

  • The Lease and Licence Policy is the document that guides Council’s decisions relating to leasing and licencing.

  • The last policy was completed in 2018 and is due for review.

  • Minor amendments have been made to improve clarity for key user groups who lease and licence from Council.

Have your say on our draft Lease & Licence Policy

Provide your feedback via a quick survey or written statement about the draft Lease and Licence Policy.

Timeline

  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Community consultation

  • Timeline item 2 - active

    Consideration of community feedback

    A community engagement summary report will be prepared

  • Timeline item 3 - incomplete

    Policy adopted by Council

    Council expected to consider community feedback and adopt a Lease and Licence Policy at its Council meeting in March 2023.

Submissions closed 29 January 2023

To make a submission or enquiry, please get in touch via the following methods:

  • Online via the survey on this page
  • Ask a question in the Q&A forum
  • Email Damien Darcy, Property Coordinator ddarcy@bayside.vic.gov.au
  • Phone 9599 4496
  • Book a meeting with Damien Darcy to discuss the Lease and Licence Policy
  • In person to the Corporate Centre at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham
  • Post to Bayside City Council, PO Box 27 Sandringham 3091
  • Anonymously via the postal, phone or email details above.

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