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Terms and conditions — street trading permits

Displaying of goods permit conditions (including barriers)

  1. Goods for sale and/or Displays are to be displayed only during hours of operation of Permit Holders business. Items are prohibited from Council land when business is closed.
  2. Goods for sale and/or Displays must be placed directly outside business premises and must not impede the free movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or placed in a way that impedes drivers’ vision around corners.
  3. Goods for sale and/or Displays must not be placed in the pedestrian zone, a minimum of 1.5 metres from shop front.
  4. Goods for sale and/or Displays must only be placed in the trading zone a minimum of 0.6m from the kerb – diagram provided at end of permit. Where a disabled parking space joins the kerb, the kerbside zone must be extended to 1.5m
  5. Goods for sale and/or Displays must not be placed within 1.5m of an intersection.
  6. Barriers must not be more than 5 metres in length to allow pedestrians to travel between the kerb and the pedestrian zone.
  7. At the commencement of trading period, or when items are placed on Council land, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of display hardware, fixtures and fittings to ensure that all items are fit for purpose, in good repair and adequately secured. Items found not to be fit for purpose, damaged or unable to be secured are not to be placed on Council land.
  8. The Permit holder must ensure that an inspection of items is conducted at least once per trading period to ensure that items remain secured and are not causing a hazard.
  9. At the completion of trading period, or when items are removed from Council land, if earlier, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of Council land to ensure that there is no disruption to any Council surface eg footpath, road, kerb. No items should be left protruding from the footpath.
  10. The permit holder must ensure that areas surrounding goods on display are kept clear of debris and trip hazards, concrete paths should be swept on a daily basis.
  11. Goods for sale and/or displays must be of adequate weight to ensure stability during all forms of weather. The permit holder should ensure that items are secured or removed during high wind, storms or other natural events which could impact on their property.
  12. The total space occupied by any Goods for sale and/or Displays is not to exceed 4 square metres in area
  13. Goods for sale and/or Displays is not to have any moving, rotating, illuminated or reflective components.
  14. The goods for sale and/or display is not to be offensive or unsightly in either construction or content.
  15. The permit holder must immediately report to Mitchell Shire Council any damage to Council land or assets as a result of the approval granted by this permit.
  16. Goods for sale and/or Displays is not to be offensive or unsightly in either its construction or written material contained.
  17. Goods for sale and/or Displays are to be placed to the satisfaction of a Council Authorised Officer, taking into regard any guidelines provided.
  18. This permit relates only to Goods for sale and/or Displays placed on land controlled by Council.
  19. The Permit Holder is to hold a Public Liability Policy of at least $20 million dollars, that acknowledges Council as a second party, for the duration of this permit.
  20. Permit Holder is to observe and comply with any other Acts and Regulations relating to this activity.
  21. This permit may be amended or revoked at any time.
  22. This permit is to be produced on demand to a member of the Police Force or a Council Authorised Officer.

Advertising signboard, teardrop sign or flag permit conditions

  1. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag to be displayed only during hours of operation of Permit Holders business.
  2. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag must be placed directly outside business premises and must not impede the free movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or placed in a way that impedes driver vision around corners.
  3. The size of the Advertising Signboard shall not exceed 600mm width and 900mm height.
  4. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag must not be placed in the pedestrian zone, a minimum of 1.5 metres from shop front.
  5. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag must only be placed in the trading zone a minimum of 0.6m from the kerb – diagram provided at end of permit. Where a disabled parking space joins the kerb the kerbside zone must be extended to 1.5m.
  6. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag must not be placed within 1.5m of an intersection.
  7. At the commencement of trading period, or when items are placed on Council land, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of Advertising Signboard, sign or flag, fixtures and fittings to ensure that all items are fit for purpose, in good repair and adequately secured. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag found not to be fit for purpose, damaged or unstable are not to be placed on Council land.
  8. The Permit holder must ensure that an inspection of advertising signboard, sign or flag is conducted at least once per trading period to ensure that items remain secured and are not causing a hazard.
  9. At the completion of trading period, or when advertising signboard, sign or flag is removed from Council land, if earlier, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of Council land to ensure that there is no disruption to any Council surface eg footpath, road, kerb. No items should be left protruding from the footpath.
  10. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag is not to be offensive or unsightly in either its construction or written material contained.
  11. Advertising Signboard to be placed to the satisfaction of a Council Authorised Officer, taking into regard any guidelines provided.
  12. Advertising Signboard, sign or flag must be of adequate weight to ensure stability during all forms of weather. The permit holder should ensure that signboard, flag or signs are secured or removed during high wind, storms or other natural events which could impact on their property.
  13. Advertising signboard is not to have any moving, rotating, illuminated or reflective components.
  14. Teardrop signs and flags are not to have any illuminated or reflective components
  15. The permit holder must immediately report to Mitchell Shire Council any damage to Council land or assets as a result of the approval granted by this permit.
  16. Permit relates only to Advertising Signs placed on land controlled by Council.
  17. The advertising signboard self-adhesive sticker (enclosed) is to be attached to the signboard and to be clearly visible to pedestrian traffic.
  18. This Permit relates to only one (1) freestanding advertising signboard, teardrop sign or flag.
  19. The Permit Holder is to hold a Public Liability Policy of at least $20 million dollars, that acknowledges Council as a second party, for the duration of this permit.
  20. Permit Holder is to observe and comply with any other Acts and Regulations relating to this activity.
  21. This permit may be amended or revoked at any time.
  22. This permit is to be produced on demand to a member of the Police Force or a Council Authorised Officer.

Table and chair permit conditions

  1. Tables and chairs are to be displayed only during hours of operation of Permit Holders business. Items are prohibited from Council land when business is closed.
  2. Tables and chairs must be placed directly outside business premises and must not impede the free movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic or placed in a way that impedes drivers’ vision around corners.
  3. Tables and chairs must not be placed in the pedestrian zone, a minimum of 1.5 metres from shop front.
  4. Tables and chairs must only be placed in the trading zone a minimum of 0.6m from the kerb – diagram provided at end of permit. Where a disabled parking space adjoins the kerb, the kerbside zone must be extended to 1.5m.
  5. A break in the trading zone must be provided every 5m of at least 1m to allow pedestrians to travel from the kerb to the footpath.
  6. Tables and chairs must not be placed within 1.5m of an intersection.
  7. Tables and Chairs must be placed directly outside business premises unless specifically approved, must not impede the free movement of pedestrian or vehicular traffic and must only be in the area adjacent to the footpath.
  8. Tables and Chairs are not to be offensive or unsightly in either construction or written material contained upon.
  9. Tables and Chairs are to be placed to the satisfaction of a Council Authorised Officer, taking into regard any guidelines provided.
  10. The footpath area between the shop and the trading area must be kept clear at all times and should be maintained to the same standard as the floor in the premises. This means that it should be swept clean and mopped following any spillage that occurs as a result of the activities occurring in the trading zone.
  11. At the commencement of trading period, or when tables and chairs are placed on Council land, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of tables and chairs to ensure that all items are fit for purpose, in good repair and stable. Items found not to be fit for purpose, damaged or unstable are not to be placed on Council land.
  12. Tables and chairs must be of adequate weight to ensure stability during all forms of weather. The permit holder should ensure that items are secured or removed during high wind, storms or other natural events which could impact on their property.
  13. At the completion of trading period, or if earlier, when tables and chairs are removed from Council land, the permit holder must conduct an inspection of Council land to ensure that there is no disruption to any Council surface eg footpath, road, kerb. No items should be left protruding from the footpath.
  14. Inspections must be conducted at least every 30 minutes to ensure that the area is kept clean and tidy free from trip hazards, tables and chairs and secure and not causing a hazard.
  15. The permit holder is responsible for all waste and litter in the area that this permit relates to. Litter must be disposed of in businesses waste bins and not in street bins.
  16. The permit holder must ensure that any item with the potential of being blown over is weighed down.
  17. This permit does not include permission for barricades, barriers, signs or banners.
  18. Council infrastructure such as bollards, trees, fences, benches, rubbish bins, planter boxes and any other Council asset must not be damaged or removed to make way for outdoor eating areas.
  19. If any area of Council land is not suitable for placement of furniture due to a weather event it must be not be used (i.e. rain makes for a muddy surface)
  20. The permit holder is to ensure that by use of tables and chairs on Council land the approved patron capacity of the business is not exceeded.
  21. The Permit Holder is to hold a Public Liability Policy of at least $20 million dollars, that acknowledges Council as a second party, for the duration of this permit.
  22. The permit holder must have a COVIDSafe plan for the business in line with Business Victoria. A copy of this plan is to be provided to Council before placement of tables and chairs can occur. COVIDSafe Plan template is available from business.vic.gov.au.
  23. Permit Holder is to observe and comply with the Liquor Licensing Act 1998 and any other Acts and Regulations relating to this activity.
  24. Council may amend this permit from time to time as required.
  25. This permit is to be produced on demand to a member of the Police Force or a Council Authorised Officer.

Diagram

Street Trading Permit Diagram

This page was last updated on 31 May 2021.