Outdoor Street Trading

Outdoor Street Trading
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Council recognises that footways are an integral part of the City environment and commercial uses allowed on the footway have a direct impact on the vitality, amenity and safety of the City. Outdoor Street Trading Council recognises that footways are an integral part of the City environment and commercial uses allowed on the footway have a direct impact on the vitality, amenity and safety of the City. Business Support; Business

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Footways are public property and must be respected and treated as such. At all times safety, the right to unimpeded access for the pedestrian and clear lines of sight are the most important considerations.

Footways are an integral part of the City environment and commercial uses allowed on the footway have a direct impact on the vitality and safety of the City. Street trading can also contribute to the economic activity of local business.
Footways are public property and must be respected and treated as such. Safety, pedestrian access and clear lines of sight are the most important considerations.
To further support our local businesses and provide more amenities for residents and visitors, we have created the Street Parklet Program. This program enables businesses to extend their trading to carpark spaces, offering the opportunity to create inviting outdoor dining areas.

Street Parklet Program

The Street Parklet Program is aimed at transforming our streets into vibrant, community-centric spaces. With a focus on enhancing outdoor dining experiences, supporting local businesses and fostering economic growth, the initiative seeks to extend trading spaces for businesses to allow for greater patronage with an aim to increase customer dwell times and increase business profitability. The extension of business trading will mean that kerbside parking spaces will be affected and each proposed parklet will undergo community consultation to gauge support for the proposed change.


Expression of interest 

Expressions of interest are now open for participation in the Street Parklet Program. As part of our commitment to supporting businesses and enhancing the City's vitality, Council will waive the six-month fee for the first-year applications of the Street Parklet Program.
Join us in creating inviting dining areas that not only elevate the facilities in our City but also contribute to its economic activity. Submit your expression of interest today and be a part of shaping the future of outdoor dining in Canterbury-Bankstown.
Expressions of interest opens 25 March 2024 and closes 24 May 2024. Before completing the expression of interest, please read the Street Parklet Program Policy here. 
You can complete your expression of interest application form online by clicking the button below or by downloading a PDF version here and submitting it via email to business@cbcity.nsw.gov.au with all supporting documentation. 

Enquiries 

 For more information or any inquiries regarding the Street Parklet Program, please don't hesitate to contact Ryan Seneviratne at 9707 9755 or via email at business@cbcity.nsw.gov.au

Commercial Use of Footways Policy

​The  Commercial Use of Footways Policy provides a framework that enables the commercial use of public footways whilst addressing the requirements for public access and circulation. This policy ensures a high standard for restaurants, cafes and businesses undertaking commercial street trading.

All commercial use of Council-owned outdoor space requires approval. In Canterbury-Bankstown, this is granted through a Commercial Use of Footways licence. Council will consider licence applications and renewals on an individual case-by-case basis.

Commercial Use of Footways Licence Application - New/Amended​

The City of Canterbury Bankstown acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land, water and skies of Canterbury-Bankstown, the Darug (Darag, Dharug, Daruk, Dharuk) People. We recognise and respect Darug cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land. We acknowledge the First Peoples’ continuing importance to our CBCity community.