Approval for Outdoor Dining in a Public Place - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to use a footpath for restaurant purposes.

This includes an alfresco dining area in a street or public place. An alfresco dining area is an outside eating area adjoining a shop, cafe or restaurant where tables, chairs and other structures are provided for use by patrons whilst consuming food or drinks.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval you will need to provide details such as the location of the premises and any relevant development consents or construction certificates for any structures that you intend to erect.

You must hold public liability insurance of not less than $10 million, (or $20 million within State road areas) for the area you intend to use. A certificate of currency must be provided to Council by the insurance company before a permit is issued.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyMiscellaneous

A bond of $1000 or three months charge (which is the higher) is payable for all new applications.

Application$217.00

New areas only

Licence$640.00Annual fee per m2 (high rate)
Licence$476.00

Annual fee per m2 (medium rate)

Licence$332.00

Annual fee per m2 (low rate)

Other resources

Administering agency

North Sydney Council

Act(s) name

Roads Act 1993 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Customer Service Centre
North Sydney Council


Operating address:
200 Miller Street
North Sydney
NSW 2060
Mailing address:
PO BOX 12
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059

Phone:

02 9936 8100

Fax:

02 9936 8177
council@northsydney.nsw.gov.au

Website:

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