When choosing a suitable venue, don’t forget to consider how people will get to and from your event.
- Is there public transport nearby? If not, is there plenty of parking available?
- Could people in wheelchairs, parents with prams, older people and children get to and from and around the site easily?
- Will your event have an impact on local traffic, the availability of parking and public transport?
- How will you provide access to and from the event venue for equipment drop-off, performers, stall holders, emergency vehicles and special guests?
Impact on Local Residents and Business
If your event is in a residential area or at a quiet local park, think about traffic flow and what streets will be most affected by the increase of traffic – both cars and people. You will need to alert local residents and make them aware that the event will be on, via letterbox drop or the local paper.
In advertising the event, suggest what transport options are available for those who don’t own a car.
Road Closures and Traffic Disruptions
If your event requires the use of roads or footpaths, the closure of roads or changes to traffic or public transport routes, you will need to prepare a Traffic Management Plan (TMP) and submit this to Council for discussion at Traffic Committee. As the committee meets every two months, you should plan on providing a TMP four months prior to your event. Representatives from the Roads & Maritime Service (RMS), NSW Police, Sydney Buses and Local Members of Parliament sit on the Committee.
For more information on Traffic Management Plans, see: