A summer street festival will be held in Cronulla in early February after the normal spring event was cancelled for the last two years due to the pandemic.
The event will be held in the mall but will flow into Cronulla Park, with live music and other performances on a stage on the beach.
The Cronulla Spring into Summer Festival will be held on the February 12-13 weekend.
Sutherland Shire Council has been working with event organiser Sold Out Event Management, and a draft traffic plan will be considered at meetings in November.
A staff report to the council's traffic committee said, "The event is a street festival, similar to the well-known Gymea Village Fair.
"This event is endorsed by council staff, as it aligns with council's vision of the Sutherland Shire as a 'connected and safe community that respects people and nature, enjoying active lives in a strong local economy'.
"Monro Park will no longer form part of the festival. This year, the event will add additional event space utilising Cronulla Park and beach."
The report said the event organiser proposed closing the northern half of the Gerrale Street car park.
"Staff and councillors have expressed concerns that the parking loss from closure of this car park is too great," the report said.
"If the car park is not closed then some parking spaces will be removed for event purposes."
Plans include a Rose Bar in Cronulla Park from 10am to 4pm over the weekend, with a stage on the beach with live music, more than 100 stalls, live music, food trucks, community performances, amusement rides, face painting, petting zoo and local breweries.
Traffic controllers will manage crowds in Surf Road and on Gerrale Street crossings to the beach.
An estimated 40,000 people attended the last Spring Festival in 2019.
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