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Street Activities Policy

The Policy has been developed to maintain the balance between commercial and fundraising activities and ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience on Maroondah’s streets and commercial precincts. Council will respond to the changing needs of the community and traders to maintain this balance.

Council aims to provide a clear unobstructed access for all people to move through the City. Street activities will generally require a permit issued by Council under this Policy. In some cases a Planning Permit and/or Food Act Registration may also be required.

Council is committed to ensuring that the vibrancy of its strip shopping centres and business precincts is enhanced by providing the opportunity for streets and footpaths to be used for trading, entertainment and outdoor dining. However, pedestrian access and safety is the primary purpose of footpaths. Activities must meet the requirements of the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

This policy is not intended to include Council or Trader Association sanctioned events such as festivals, markets or fairs. Council’s Events held on Council Land Policy will apply in these circumstances.

What types of activities does this Policy cover? 

Street activity involves the use of public footpaths and Council land for both commercial and charitable purposes.

Some of the types of activities included in the Policy are:

  • tables and chairs
  • goods display
  • a-frame sign displays
  • shade shelters, umbrellas
  • freestanding barrier screens
  • pot plants or planter boxes
  • street performance (busking)
  • fundraising.  

Street Activities Policy

Street Activities Policy  (pdf, 510KB)

Street Activities Policy  (docx, 262KB)

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