Lease and Licence Policy

The Lease and Licence Policy has been developed to provide a framework for leasing and licensing of Council owned buildings and land across the municipality, Crown Land where Council is the designated Committee of Management and land or buildings leased or licensed to Council from another party to allow Council to perform its functions and meet its objectives.

Some Council-managed properties are leased for commercial purposes and generate market rents for Council. Most properties are leased at subsidised rates for community and not for profit purposes to deliver a tangible community benefit, this includes properties used for community centres, child care centres, senior citizens centres, scout halls, club rooms, recreation spaces and sporting facilities. These uses deliver a range of public policy objectives, including health and wellbeing, recreation, space activation and community building.