Passive Reserve Conditions Of Use

Under the conditions of the Town Planning Development Act, the City of Cockburn is unable to give exclusive use of Public Open Space such as a reserve to an individual or group. The Request to Film Form acts as a notification to the City of intended usage by your group. While every effort is made to limit dual usage, it is possible individuals or groups will use the reserve during your allocated time without the City’s knowledge.

1. Time Allocation
As it is public open space no specific area can be booked or held for any one group, the reserves are allocated on a first come first served basis. This policy also applies for BBQ’s and playground equipment.

2. Bonds
$500 bond is incurred if erecting any structural items (including but not limited to marquees, bouncy castles, pony rides, excessive tables and chairs). A bond also applies if vehicle access is required or a key needs to be issued. If there is any damage caused to the reserve the bond will be deducted to cover the costs. If the cost is more than the bond an invoice for the remainder of the charges will be posted out to the hirer.

3. Cleaning
It is the responsibility of the group to leave the reserve in a clean and tidy condition. All food scraps, rubbish and equipment is to be cleaned up at the end of the use and disposed of appropriately. Removal of any excess waste (more than fits in the bins already on site) is the responsibility of the group making the booking. A cleaning/ protection bond may be incurred at the attending Officer’s discretion (Up to $1000.00).

4. Consumption of Alcohol
The Hirer must comply with provisions of the Liquor Licensing Act 1988. Alcohol may not be consumed on any reserve or any facility without written permission from the City of Cockburn. All empty cans, bottles and glasses must be removed from the reserve and disposed of appropriately.

5. Smoking
Smoking is restricted to well-ventilated outdoor areas, and any discarded butts must be disposed of appropriately. Smoking is not permitted around playgrounds or less than 6 metres from entry points to a ny buildings.

6. Compliance with Legislation
The hirer must comply with the provisions of all relevant State and Commonwealth legislation and in particular, the Environmental Protection Act 1986, the Environmental Protection (Noise regulations) 1997 and Health Act 1911.

7. Compliance with Local Laws
The hirer must ensure compliance with the City of Cockburn’s local laws.

8. Tents/ Marquees
No tent or marquee is to be erected at any facility, reserve or public open space area without obtaining prior written consent from the City. No stakes and/or pickets are to be placed into any part of the ground without the City’s written consent in order not to damage reticulation. Any repair of damage to the City’s property will be at the expense of the user.

Manning Park Azelia Ley Homestead Gardens Conditions

1. Unavailable times
No weddings or other gatherings can congregate around the Azelia Ley Homestead Gardens on Sundays from 12·30pm onwards due to the museum’s opening hours.

2. Equipment
The museum has no public access to power, toilets or any equipment. Closest public toilets are located at the Universal Playground.

3. Confetti
Confetti cannot be distributed. Flower petals may be used on the reserve/gardens as they are biodegradable but they must be swept off all pathways once the function is complete.

Please Note: You are required to sign a declaration on your Request to Film Form that you have read, understood and agree to the conditions stated above. Please ensure you have read them thoroughly.

More information and contact

Email [email protected]

Phone 08 9411 3444



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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for Country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past and present.