Footpath Dining Supporting Information and Documents

The following documents and information are required to be submitted as part of a footpath dining application: 

  • proof of public liability to the value of 20 million dollars with Council named as an interested party
  • a completed footpath dining design checklist (Word - 1.78Mb)
  • plans and photographs of the proposed footpath dining area and surrounds
  • photos or brochure of proposed furniture
  • written approval from the Department of Transport and Main Roads (if the proposed footpath dining area is adjoining a state-controlled road).

What must be included on the plans?

All applications must include a scale plan/s with the following details.

Existing site details

  • An outline of the premises associated with the dining area with correct dimensions of the footpath area and the proposed footpath dining area. Please consider the dimensions when the table and chairs are in use by patrons when proposing the footpath dining area. 
  • A basic outline of adjoining buildings or tenancies and their uses.
  • The location of entries and exits to the premises associated with the dining area.
  • The location of entries and exits of adjoining buildings or tenancies.
  • The property boundary.
  • The location of the footpaths, kerb ramps and the kerb and channel.
  • The location of all existing street furniture, trees, garden beds, artwork, planter boxes, telephone booths, mailboxes, shelters, posts, street signs, parking signs, and the like, within, and in proximity to, the proposed dining area.
  • The location of illuminated footpath advertising (if located within 25 metres of the proposed area).
  • All service pit lids, transformers, fire hydrants, and the like, within, and in proximity to, the proposed dining area.
  • Details of the kerbside parking uses (metered parking, disability parking bays, loading zone, bus zone, taxi zones, CityCycle etc.) that adjoin or are in proximity to the proposed dining area.
  • The location of roadway intersections, side roads and pedestrian crossings (if located within 50 metres of the proposed area).
  • The location of driveways (if located within 10 metres of the proposed area).
  • Distance to residential premises (if located within 20 metres of the proposed area).
  • Distance to bus stops (if located within 20 metres of the proposed area).
  • The gradient of the footpath to assess safety. 

Proposed footpath dining area details

  • Clear dimensions of the area within the footpath intended for use as a dining area.
  • Dimensions of the pedestrian access corridors adjoining the proposed dining area.
  • Dimensions identifying the distance of the proposed dining area from the face of the kerb.
  • Dimensions identifying the distance of the proposed dining area from existing fixtures in the footpath such as tree grates, street furniture, telephone boxes etc.
  • Dimensions identifying that the proposed dining area does not impact on the kerbside parking uses.
  • The proposed position of all tables, chairs, planter boxes, wind breaks, umbrellas, awnings, screens, etc. proposed within the dining area.
  • Details and dimensions of the proposed tables, planter boxes, awnings, umbrellas and wind breaks.

What photographs should the business include?

At a minimum the applicant should provide clear photographs with the following details:

  • the proposed dining area
  • the surrounding streetscape including any existing fixtures and/or Council assets (an example of a fixture includes an awning covering the dining area. Council assets include bus stops or seats, bins, parking meters CityCycle stations, etc.)
  • the site frontage taken from across the street
  • photos or brochure of proposed furniture. 
Last updated: 15 July 2021

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