As previously analyzed, communities have a significant impact on the success of an event. Councils around the globe adopt policies toward particular kind of events that might e.g. attract large audiences or have an impact on the environment.
What is councils' decision process toward events?
Of course a big portion of it it's contextual and needs to be checked before the event in a feasibility study. A strict or helping council could be a threat or an opportunity of your SWOT analysis.
Nevertheless it is of utmost importance to check with the local council before making any decision. It is likely that permissions will be needed and that procedures must be followed
A standard procedure is summarized by Austrailia's New South Wales
Department of Local Government:
A good practice is to come up with a checklist of impact, crowd spectrum, security requirements, risk assessment before contacting any council.