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While footpath trading brings a vibrant atmosphere in our shopping precincts, Council must ensure that any structures placed on the footpath are safe and accessible for people with mobility issues, prams or wheelchairs.

We’re updating our Policy to ensure it meets the needs of Bayside's traders, their customers, and the community who visit and enjoy our shopping precincts.

Proposed changes to the Footpath Trading Policy

These are the main proposed changes to the existing policy:

  • heights and widths of allowable objects on the footpath
  • kerb zone to be widened in certain circumstances to protect diners
  • public liability insurance requirements
  • permanent planter boxes will no longer be allowed, moveable planter boxes may be allowed
  • installation of blinds from verandahs is not advised and must be discussed with Council and meet strict criteria before installation
  • installation of railings and glass screens is not advised and must be discussed with Council and meet strict criteria before installation.

Read the full draft Policy for more detail on these changes. A Word version of the draft Policy is also available.


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PO Box 27, Sandringham VIC 3191

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