Outdoor Eating Areas

To use the footpath area outside a cafe or restaurant to place tables and chairs for an outdoor eating area, you must apply to council for approval under the Roads Act.

Outdoor eating areas can only be directly outside your own business.


When council receives your application, the area you wish to use will be assessed to check that it is suitable and meets Council's Environmental Specifications (2007 Outdoor Eating Areas Specification).

If approval is given you will receive an approval letter confirming the approved area and rental fee. You will be asked to pay a security deposit equivalent to 3 months rental and your first rental fee.

You can elect to pay your fee annually, quarterly or monthly.


The application fee is $270.

Rental fees are determined by the business locality and area approved and detailed in Council's Schedule of Fees and Charges.

Application for outdoor eating area permit


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More information

Policies and documents

Schedule of Fees and Charges 2007 Outdoor Eating Areas Specification


Enquiries can be directed to Land Management Officer on 9710 0848. or

Outdoor eating area permit

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