Commercial business concessions

Over the month of March 2018 we took expressions of interest from people and businesses wanting to operate a concession on a public reserve.

Photo: Whangamata Surf School at Beach Access 8 in Whangamata.

Photo: Whangamata Surf School at Beach Access 8 in Whangamata.

Businesses with concessions usually operate from mobile premises such as a coffee cart or a trailer-based bike or surfboard-hire shop.

The area occupied by the business is restricted to the immediate area of the activity and shall not unduly encroach onto the general public's use of the beach or reserve or obstruct beach and reserve users. 

Our Council has approved various licences to be issued for the concessionaires to operate commercial activities on or over Council beaches and reserves across our District for a term of two years from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2020 as listed here or download on the top right-hand side of this page.