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.
To support recovery during COVID-19, Council is
- Waiving Footpath Trading Permit fees until 31 August 2021
- Footpath Trading Permits approved during this time will extend to 31 August 2021
- Fast-tracking review of applications, with target review of 5 business days.
Find out more about options for extending Outdoor Dining and Trading in Wyndham
Read through the Public Health and Food Safety Guide which includes important information about the Victorian Government’s social distancing and density requirements.
Businesses may also be eligible for Victorian Government Grants of up to $5,000 to assist with purchasing practical items such as umbrellas and furniture.