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Footpath dining / Parklet

A food business that provides tables and chairs on public land for outdoor dining requires an approval from Council.

Traders must have all business related display items confined to the building or kerb side of the footpath and comply with the requirements for ‘Footpath Clear Zones’, including keeping a clear pathway for all pedestrians ensuring safe access for all of our community, especially those with disabilities or using prams.

For more information view Fact sheet - Commercial use of footpaths (PDF,770kB) and to apply, complete and submit to Council with the relevant fees and charges Application Form - Commercial use of Local Government areas and roads (PDF,980kB)

Temporary advertising devices

The installation of temporary advertising devices means the installation, erection or display of a temporary advertising device that is visible from a road or other public place.

Traders must have all business related display items confined to the building or kerb side of the footpath and comply with the requirements for ‘Footpath Clear Zones’, including keeping a clear pathway for all pedestrians ensuring safe access for all of our community, especially those with disabilities or using prams.

An approval for a temporary advertising device such as:

  • Signage for "Not-for-profit" community event/s
  • Temporary bunting
  • Banner/s
  • Third-party advertising device/s
  • Portable ‘A' frame or inverted ‘T' frame board sign/s

For more information view Fact sheet - Commercial use of footpaths (PDF,770kB) and to apply, complete and submit to Council with the relevant fees and charges Application Form - Commercial use of Local Government areas and roads (PDF,980kB) and submit to Council.

Displaying goods for sale on footpaths

Footpath trading is an important ingredient to help display a successful and vibrant community. Businesses can acquire a permit to place items such as clothes racks, and/or tables on Council footpaths.

Traders must have all business related display items confined to the building or kerb side of the footpath and comply with the requirements for ‘Footpath Clear Zones’, including keeping a clear pathway for all pedestrians ensuring safe access for all of our community, especially those with disabilities or using prams.

For more information view Fact sheet - Commercial use of footpaths (PDF,770kB) and to apply, complete and submit to Council with relevant fees and charges ‚ÄčApplication Form - Commercial use of Local Government areas and roads (PDF,980kB).

Contact us

For further information, please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on 1300 79 49 29 or email enquiry@frasercoast.qld.gov.au