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Draft Outdoor Dining and Trading Policy

The City of Ballarat, in consultation with local traders, has developed a new Outdoor Dining and Trading Policy which aims to encourage greater activation of our streets.

Key changes to the existing policy and application process are:

  • A new fee structure that incorporates a one-off application fee of $200 for Outdoor Dining Permits
  • A three-year expiry date for all Outdoor Dining Trading Permits, requiring traders to renew and pay for permits only once every three years
  • A streamlined permit application process that is clear and easy to understand
  • A simplified policy document which provides traders with greater clarity around operating and maintaining their outdoor dining and trading areas
  • Flexibility to create innovative outdoor dining and trading areas

What do you think of the Draft Outdoor Dining and Trading Policy?

Please view the Draft Policy and provide feedback by Monday 31 July 2017.

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A new fee structure has been implemented ($200 administration fee – with permits valid for 3 years) to reduce costs for business owners applying for Outdoor Dining and Trading permits.

How effective do you think this will be in encouraging more traders to provide outdoor dining and trading?

In developing the new policy, the City of Ballarat engaged traders who held existing Footpath Trading Permits.

How well does this new policy achieve the following objectives suggested by traders?
How well does this new policy achieve the following objectives suggested by traders? Excellent Good Neutral Needs Improving Poor
Ensure businesses implement a high standard of outdoor dining and trading infrastructure
Develop a standard and equal fee structure for all traders across Ballarat
Make clear the exact requirements for traders when applying for a permit
Simplify the application process by providing the ability to submit forms online
Allow flexibility in guidelines to allow for innovative outdoor and trading areas/designs
Guide traders to achieve best practice design in outdoor dining and trading area