Use of Council Open Space Areas


Using open public spaces for undertaking fitness activities is becoming increasingly popular and Port Augusta City Council plays a key role in providing recreational opportunities and supporting infrastructure that encourages physical activity and healthy lifestyle activities for the community.

Section 200 of the Local Government Act 1999 provides that Council must approve the use of Community Land for business purposes.

Fitness Activity Permit – Personal Applicants and Fitness Groups

A Fitness Activity Permit is required by business operators who have fitness instructors conducting personal training sessions and/or fitness group activities within the Port Augusta City Council’s open public spaces. 

The purpose of this permit system is to manage the responsible use of the cities open public spaces.

Please refer to the ‘Application Form – Open Public Space Fitness Activity Permit’ plus Council’s Use of Council Open Space Areas for Fitness Groups Policy 2.8.01 and Terms of Conditions.

Policy including the above forms are available on Council’s website under the heading ‘The Council’ – ‘Council Documents’ – ‘Council Policies’ – ‘Operational Units Policy’ – scroll down to Policy 2.8.01.

Approved Locations

Council has resolved certain open public spaces that it considers suitable for fitness activities and these areas are as listed below:

1)       Eastside and Westside Foreshore Areas
2)       Gladstone Square, Mackay Street, Port Augusta – low impact sessions only
3)       Rotary Park, Bond Street, Port Augusta West
4)       Lions Park, Tottenham Road, Port Augusta
5)       Parkland area along Flinders Terrace within Central Oval Precinct
6)       Keith Jones Memorial Park, Elsie Street, Port Augusta
7)       Robert ‘Bert’ McKenzie Memorial Park, Progress Avenue, Stirling North
8)       Redbanks Area
9)       Back Beach Area

NOTE:  Sporting facilities that are licensed to other organisations are not included in the approved locations and the Policy does not apply to local sporting organisations.

Terms of Conditions - Use of Council Open Public Space by Fitness Groups(38 kb)

Application Form - Fitness Activity Permit(45 kb)