Commercial Use of Footpaths

The Commercial Use of Footpaths Policy outlines the approval process and requirements for small scale street vending and footway restaurants (alfresco dining) on public paths in the Ballina Shire.

With this policy Council aims to:

  • create vibrant and stimulating commercial centres where the public can shop and dine in an outdoor environment and enjoy the favourable local climate
  • reinforce established central business areas as focal shopping, business and social places
  • allow retailers to display goods and merchandise on the footpath
  • ensure equitable access for all including people with disabilities
  • provide clear guidelines with respect to Council's expectations for street vending and footway restaurants.

Businesses interested in obtaining approval to use the footpath for commercial purposes should read the Commercial Use of Footpaths Policy and contact Commercial Services regarding your proposed commercial use prior to submitting an application form.


Commercial Services, Ph 1300 864 444 or email


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