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Draft Policy - Outdoor Commercial Personal Training and Fitness Groups

Southern Grampians Shire Council invites the public to have their say on the proposed Outdoor Commercial Personal Training and Fitness Groups policy.

It is a requirement under the Crown Land Acts Amendment (Lease and Licence Terms) Act 2009 that personal trainers and fitness groups operating on public land within Southern Grampians Shire have a permit agreement with Council. Activities which require a permit include organised commercial fitness pursuits, such as personal training, boot camps, and triathlon groups or any other group fitness class or training sessions.

Southern Grampians Shire Council places great emphasis on protecting and preserving our natural environment, including our open spaces, for the benefit of all the community. Licensing for commercial fitness activities helps us to achieve this aim by:

- Managing impacts generated by organised fitness training groups on public open space, park assets and other park users
- Ensuring equitable access to limited public space
- Regulating activities of organised fitness groups, including public liability and occupational health and safety conerns
- Balancing the needs of open space users with those of local residents and visitors

The current Local Law permit fee is $70 per financial year, which is the proposed permit fee for this policy.

Council would like to hear from residents, local groups or organisations who have an interest in this policy for their feedback.

The draft policy is available for public feedback until 12 October 2018.

Feedback should be addressed to;

Manager Community and Leisure Services
Southern Grampians Shire Council
111 Brown St (Locked Bag 685)
Hamilton VIC 3300

or recreation@sthgrampians.vic.gov.au

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