Places of Public Entertainment POPE and Temporary Structures
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Places of Public Entertainment (POPE)
The Building Act 1993 requires that an Occupancy Permit for a Place of Public Entertainment (POPE's) must be in existence on land:
Which is enclosed or substantially enclosed; or
To which admission can be gained by payment of money or the giving of other consideration
and which is used or intended to be used for the purposes of providing public
What is a place of public entertainment?
A Building or Place used or intended to be used for conducting public entertainment
or a public meeting - being either of the following:
A public assembly building of more than 500m2 or
A place of more than 500m2, which may include the erection of a prescribed temporary structure being one of the following:
- a seating stand for more than 20 persons
- a marquee of more than 100m2
- a tent of more than 100m2
- a booth of more than 100m2
- a stage or platform of more than 150m2
What is public entertainment?
Public Entertainment means an entertainment or meeting to which admission may ordinarily be gained by members of the public.
Examples of Public Entertainment:
Cinema in the Park
Community Fair / Show (eg Melbourne Show)
- Live Performances (eg rock concerts)
What is a Temporary Structure?
- tents, marquees or booths with a floor area greater than 100m2
- seating stands for more than 20 persons
- stage or platforms (including sky borders and stage wings) exceeding 150m2 in floor area
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