Footpath Trading Policy & Guidelines
Wyndham City supports the conduct of footpath activity associated with established businesses throughout shopping centres and other business activity areas. This activity adds to the vibrancy, diversity and cosmopolitan nature of our City and its streetscapes. Such activity brings economic benefits to individual traders and the City. It encourages and attracts shoppers, tourists, visitors and increases social interaction within our community.
Wyndham City recognises that a form of control over footpath activities needs to be in place to achieve equity in the treatment of business proprietors and to ensure that footpaths, irrespective of the activities permitted on them, are community and not individual assets. We also recognises that adequate controls need to be established and enforced to ensure that public safety and disability access are not compromised and that pedestrians can move freely along the footpath.
Beautification of Nature Strips Policy
Although nature strips are the responsibility of Council, residents of abutting properties are expected to maintain the nature strip by regular, mowing, maintenance and clearing of litter and rubbish.
The policy aims to ensure appropriate treatments are used on nature strips while still allowing safe access for pedestrians, postal deliveries, vehicles using the road, kerbside parking and rubbish collection.
Some options for treatments on nature strips include grass, gravels and mulches and approved plantings.
Residents may apply for a permit if their nature strip landscaping or proposed landscaping does not comply with the Beautification of Nature Strips Policy.
For more information on the Beautification of Nature Strips Policy contact Council on 9742 0777.