Council has implemented strict protocols to ensure we comply with directions issued by government in relation to managing the COVID 19 risk. These protocols apply to our staff, our customers and visitors to our premises, and councillors alike. Some non-essential services have ceased altogether, others are still in operation but due to social distancing have added levels of complexity. Please be understanding that we will do our best to maintain services and help in what are unique and challenging circumstances.
Conditions of Hire
These conditions apply to the use of council controlled parks, ovals and reserves for an event (including filming).
The Hirer agrees that use of the Reserve for the holding of an Event open to the public is subject to the following conditions:
1. RESPONSIBILITY FOR ORGANISING THE EVENT
That the Hirer and/or its contractors, agents and servants is the sole organiser of the Event and will undertake all supervision, safety planning and public security associated with the Event.
Notwithstanding that Tenterfield Shire Council may supply certain services to the Event, such supply shall not be construed as to give Tenterfield Shire Council any responsibilities in respect of supervision, safety planning or security.
That no form of publicity or advertising shall state or imply that Tenterfield Shire Council is an organiser or co-organiser of the Event. The name and/or logo of Tenterfield Shire Council may only be used with the express written permission of Tenterfield Shire Council.
While the Council will use its best endeavours to prepare the reserve to a suitable condition the Hirer undertakes to assess the condition of the ground immediately prior to occupation and determine whether the ground is fit for intended use.
The Hirer must comply with all Council requirements which may be displayed on notice boards erected at the Reserve and it should be noted that penalties apply for breaches of such notices. Any variations from the requirements of such notices must be approved by Council prior to the Event.
The Hirer, must be 18 years of age or greater. The Event shall at all times be supervised by a competent person/s over the age of 18 yrs.
Council reserves the right to refuse a hiring application where Council officers believe the proposed event may not be in the public interest. Disputes over this matter shall be referred to Council’s General Manager whose decision shall be final.
The organise is to provide Council with a Risk Assessment for the proposed Event and should pay particular notice to Work Health and Safety Act 2011
2. INDEMNITY AND INSURANCE
For Incorporated Bodies, Sporting Bodies, Clubs, Associations of any kind or Profit Making/Commercial Groups or Persons.
The Hirer shall indemnify the Council against loss of or damage to property of the Council and claims by any person against the Council in respect of personal injury or death or loss of or damage to any property arising out of or as a consequence of the holding of the Event but the Hirer’s liability to indemnify the Council shall be reduced proportionally to the extent that the act or omission of the Council or the employees or agents of the Council may have contributed to the loss, damage, death or injury.
The Hirer shall effect a Public and Products Liability policy of insurance with an insurer licensed to write liability insurance business in Australia which policy shall:
a) Be specific to this Event or be extended to include the Hirer’s liability arising from this Event,
b) Have Tenterfield Shire Council noted in the policy for respective rights and interests,
c) Be issued in the registered company name of the Hirer or, where the Hirer is not incorporated, in the full names of all of the Hirers,
d) Have a Limit of Indemnity of not less than Ten Million Dollars ($10,000 000) for any one occurrence. (The Council may require a higher Limit of Indemnity in certain circumstances),
e) Be in force for the currency of the Event,
f) Provide indemnity in respect of all unregistered vehicles, plant and machinery used in the execution of the Event.
g) The Hirer shall, prior to commencement of the Event supply a Certificate of Currency to the Council in confirmation of the above.
2(a). INDEMNITY AND INSURANCE
Council’s “Casual Hirers” policy is in force to protect against public liability claims arising from the casual hiring of specified Council facilities.
So in effect, all hirers (apart from those specified above in Clause 2) are covered under this policy in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy wording, providing that they do not have the same specified facility more than a total of twelve (12) days over any twelve (12) month period.
Important things to bear in mind in respect of this policy include:
3. CARE OF PREMISES
The Hirer will ensure that only those vehicles involved with preparation of the Event are allowed on the grassed surfaces and all care must be taken. Please note that the Hirer will be held responsible for any damage which may occur to the ground surface.
The Hirer will ensure that no stakes, pegs, spikes, nails or similar shall be driven into any surface or part of the reserve without specific permission from Council officers. Any need for such fastenings should be referred to Council officers prior to the Event.
The ground and any buildings ancillary to it are to be left in a clean condition after the Event. The Hirer will need to arrange a sweep of the grounds for litter and the cleaning of the toilets after the Event.
4. AMUSEMENT DEVICES
The Hirer will ensure that any Amusement Devices to be used in the Event are supplied by a reputable supplier and will ensure the supplier holds a public liability policy in the sum of no less than ten million dollars and holds all necessary licences; and
The Hirer will ensure there are covers over any cables to avoid trip hazards.
5. FOOD AND DRINK
If you propose to sell food you must read, understand and comply for the entirety of the event with the NSW Food Authority Food Handling Guidelines for Temporary Events available from www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
6. PUBLIC NUISANCE
The volume of the ground announcement and noise is to be kept to a reasonable level and a minimum level after 10pm. The ground is to be completely vacated by 11pm.
The Hirer is to ensure that traffic and parking is controlled so as to minimise any inconvenience to residents and visitors to the area.