Sustainable event management

Paper bunting and lanterns

Council’s Sustainable Event Management Policy(PDF, 317KB) and Single-use Plastic Policy(PDF, 289KB) will see single-use plastics (SUPs) banned completely from both Council-run and externally run events on Council land, over the next two years. We will be supporting Council staff, residents and local event managers to find new ways to move away from single-use plastics in their activities.

NSW Plastics Ban 2022

From 1 June, single-use plastic bags and then from 1 November other single-use plastic items such as straws, cutlery, plates and bowls, as well as polystyrene, will be banned across NSW businesses. 

How to run your event 

The How to Run a Sustainable Event Guide(PDF, 1MB)  is for smaller events with less than 100 people including birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings. It includes tips on catering/ food waste, compostable serving ware, managing your power supply and recycling options.

The guides below will support you to deliver larger events including markets, fetes, seated functions in open spaces and sporting events.

Sustainable Event Management Plan(DOCX, 210KB) - must be submitted along with other compulsory documentation.

Sustainable Event Stallholder Guidelines(PDF, 1023KB)