Council has always sought to ensure that outdoor dining adds to the vibrancy and attractiveness of an area with a welcoming family friendly feel.

We are seeking feedback on proposed changes to the Footpath Trading and Access Policy

About the revised policy

Council wishes to foster the development and continued improvement of vibrant and welcoming communities within its municipal district.

It encourages the use of outdoor trading areas by local businesses for this purpose. It is Council’s intention that outdoor trading areas will be utilised to attract visitors and create welcoming family environments.

Council is looking to update its Footpath Trading and Access Policy so that for any public footpath areas available for trade, there is a requirement that food must be made available at all times when these areas are in use. Consistent with the Tobacco Act, as long as food is commercially available, smoking would be prohibited.

How to provide your feedback

Read the revised policy and answer the questions below. Participation in this consultation requires you to 'Sign Up' or 'Login' first in the 'Join the conversation today' box below. You will then be able to access the survey questions. One response per person will be accepted.

The survey closed on 22 March 2021

Step 1. Read the revised Footpath Trading and Access Policy

Step 2. Submit feedback - sign up or login first

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The information you provide will be used to assist Council staff to determine the community support for the revised Footpath Trading and Access Policy.

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