Have your say about how community venues for hire are used
Share your views to help us develop a Venues for Hire Policy that aligns with community values and expectations.
The City of Stonnington operates community facilities that serve as spaces for not-for-profit community groups, commercial entities, and individuals to meet, connect and engage in a range of activities and programs.
Many of our community facilities are also available to the public as venues for hire.
To ensure we are taking a best practice approach to hiring out our community facilities we are developing a Venues for Hire Policy and want your help.
The Venues for Hire Policy will cover the community facilities listed below.
Not included are commercial properties we lease which have contractual lease agreements in place.
With community input the Venues for Hire Policy will be:
- best practice for the management of venues for hire
- consistent with relevant laws and legislation
- aligned to values outlined in key Stonnington policies, plans and action plans.
Share your ideas and expectations around the use of community facilities when hired out to the public.
By 1 September you can:
- complete a short online survey,
- sign up to a focus group discussion.
Share your ideas and help us make how our venues are used better.
To make your views count, complete the survey by 1 September 2023.
Community facilities covered by the Venues for Hire Policy
Malvern Banquet Hall
Malvern Community Arts Centre
Malvern Library Meeting Room
Malvern Town Hall
Malvern Town Hall Upper Foyer
Orrong Romanis Recreation Centre
Penpraze Park Recreation Centre
Phoenix Park Community Centre
Phoenix Park Library Meeting Room
Toorak South Yarra Library Meeting Room
TH King Pavilion
Toorak Park Pavilion
Prahran Town Hall
For more information visit the Venues section of our website.
What happens next
At the close of consultation, community feedback and the results of a review of relevant laws, legislation and best practice protocols will inform development of the Venues for Hire Policy and an update to venue conditions of use to reflect community and Council expectations and values.
Feedback or research findings beyond the scope of the review will be collated by independent consultant, Caz McLean, and communicated to the City of Stonnington for consideration.
The personal information requested in this survey is being collected by Council for the purpose of community consultation.
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