Bellingen Shire Council recognises the value of our creative industries – both culturally and economically. Not all events require a Development Application (DA) however should it be needed Council aims to ensure that the development approval process for events and festivals is as efficient as possible. It is therefore important to seek approval from Council a minimum of four months prior to any event – longer is preferable.
Step 1 – Complete and lodge the Proposal to Stage an Event Form
Please complete the Proposal to Stage an Event. This will allow Council representatives to determine the requirements of your event and if a DA or other approvals are required.