Trading Places - Footpath Activation Initiative

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On Thursday 28 June 2018 it was resolved that Coffs Harbour City Council waive fees for footpath use relating to Outdoor Dining, A-frame signage, Merchandise displays & busking commencing 1 July 2018, however, Businesses still require Council approval.

This means local businesses can use their footpath for trade and activation for FREE for:

  • A-frame signage
  • Outdoor dining
  • Merchandise displays
  • Other Footpath activation's (e.g. allowing community groups to display information or allowing a busker to use the footpath at your shopfront)

In addition to waiving fees, other changes under the Trading Places initiative include:

  • Streamlining and simplifying registration processes to one online portal
  • Traders becoming more responsible for their footpath spaces and accountable for how they activate them

All businesses wanting to use their footpaths for signage, outdoor dining, merchandise displays or other activations must REGISTER ONLINE first.

While using footpaths is now free, businesses remain responsible for their Public Liability Insurance and ensuring public safety and accessibility at all times - the same compliance requirements for footpath use remain in place.

Trading Places encourages a more common-sense approach to making our footpaths more colourful, lively, entertaining and interesting - the end goal is creating more vibrancy on the street to attract people to stop, look and linger for longer.

Are you looking to open or grow a cafe, restaurant or small bar in the area? Visit the Easy to do Business site to find out more.

Community Groups, not-for profit organisations, schools and Buskers can book a designated communal space for performing, fundraising and other activations in the CBD, Woolgoolga and Sawtell. Please read the FAQ’s and related information found here Busking and Community Stalls.

On Thursday 28 June 2018 it was resolved that Coffs Harbour City Council waive fees for footpath use relating to Outdoor Dining, A-frame signage, Merchandise displays & busking commencing 1 July 2018, however, Businesses still require Council approval.

This means local businesses can use their footpath for trade and activation for FREE for:

  • A-frame signage
  • Outdoor dining
  • Merchandise displays
  • Other Footpath activation's (e.g. allowing community groups to display information or allowing a busker to use the footpath at your shopfront)

In addition to waiving fees, other changes under the Trading Places initiative include:

  • Streamlining and simplifying registration processes to one online portal
  • Traders becoming more responsible for their footpath spaces and accountable for how they activate them

All businesses wanting to use their footpaths for signage, outdoor dining, merchandise displays or other activations must REGISTER ONLINE first.

While using footpaths is now free, businesses remain responsible for their Public Liability Insurance and ensuring public safety and accessibility at all times - the same compliance requirements for footpath use remain in place.

Trading Places encourages a more common-sense approach to making our footpaths more colourful, lively, entertaining and interesting - the end goal is creating more vibrancy on the street to attract people to stop, look and linger for longer.

Are you looking to open or grow a cafe, restaurant or small bar in the area? Visit the Easy to do Business site to find out more.

Community Groups, not-for profit organisations, schools and Buskers can book a designated communal space for performing, fundraising and other activations in the CBD, Woolgoolga and Sawtell. Please read the FAQ’s and related information found here Busking and Community Stalls.