Council supports and encourages the use of footpaths for outdoor dining in a manner that maintains the unimpeded and safe flow of pedestrians while enhancing the aesthetics and commercial viability of the central business districts. This is detailed in Council's Business Use of the Footpath Policy.
If you would like to use the footpath outside your business for outdoor dining, advertising or sale of goods, you must apply for approval via Council.
Please refer to the policy for guidelines and restrictions, and apply online below.
Please note: The consumption of alcohol is not permitted in footpath restaurants, nor are animals permitted in these areas (with the exception of guide dogs as defined in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.)