Footpath extensions to expand cafés onto the roadway Policy
Council, 25 March 1998.
- That the Council adopt[s] the view that in the central city use of extension of outdoor seating and tables onto the footpath/roadway be encouraged
- That the following criteria be used as guidelines in determining applications:
- The site not being on an arterial road.
- That there be no stopping, taxi stands, or short term parking restrictions at the site.
- It should be directly related to the activity carried out in the adjacent business.
- There is no conflict with the immediate neighbouring land uses or with the historical character of the building or area.
- That the site is suitable climatically (has a northerly or westerly orientation).
- That there will be no interference with the safe and convenient movement of pedestrians.
- The development is not one that would detract from the immediate streetscape of that section of road.
- The building associated with the extension has appropriate facilities to cater for the extra customers, including sufficient accessible toilets, with prominent signage.
- A bond be paid to allow for the future removal of the extension.
- The rental be based on a market value of each square metre and paid on a quarterly basis in advance.
- The works associated with the extension be designed to meet the requirement of the City Streets Unit.
- If a liquor licence is to be issued then the Council reserves the right to withdraw the licence to occupy road space on the basis of non-compliance with the conditions and that this power be delegated to either of the Environmental Services Manager or the City Streets Manager, severally.
- The conditions of the licence will vary according to the size, the sale of liquor and location.
- Construction costs to be met by the owner, unless incorporated as part of an approved Council project.