What this means for businesses
Business owners throughout the Shire can now apply for a simple permit to use the space immediately in front of their premises for different kinds of temporary activities that include items put out and brought in daily, like tables and chairs for alfresco dining, displays of goods for sale, etc. The space can be arranged in a way to suit the business.
While our previous guidelines recommended activities to occur on the kerbside, we're easing these constraints for the trial period. Businesses are asked to be mindful of the following:
Pedestrian flow: Please ensure your setup doesn’t block the flow of pedestrian traffic and maintains a clear path at least 2 metres wide.
Accessibility: Please consider the needs of less-abled people, particularly those with visual and mobility impairment.
Design: The use of signage, contrasting colours, and physical barriers could be used to alert everyone of changes in the pedestrian environment. Permanent structures will require planning approval, but temporary items that are not fixed down are encouraged.
Feel free to contact the Shire’s Sustainable Economy Officer for additional guidance at [email protected] or on 9780 5255.