Footpath usage/obstruction permit (Blackall-Tambo) - Queensland

Description

You need a permit for any activity in which you might use or obstruct the footpath.

Examples include:

  • a fundraising stall
  • temporary market stalls
  • sidewalk sales
  • property renovation/rubbish removal that requires a skip or other temporary structure on the footpath.

Using or obstructing footpaths is regulated in order to:

  • protect public safety
  • ensure that people do not compromise the desirable characteristics of the natural and built environment.

Where applicable, you will need to submit a development application.

Service type

Licence

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

Duration

Council determines the length of this permit.

Fees

Contact council to determine applicable fees.

Additional Information

A permit may be granted under the following conditions:

  • you do not place the stall in the immediate vicinity of a shop selling similar products
  • you situate the stall so that no undue obstruction of pedestrian traffic occurs
  • you set specific hours of operation
  • you keep noise at an acceptable level without detriment to neighbouring properties
  • amplified noise, public address systems or loudhailers may be prohibited
  • you keep and leave the area in a clean and tidy condition
  • you display your permit and/or parking permit at the stall
  • you maintain a clear unobstructed corridor on the footway between the approved area and roadside kerb. (However, council may require a larger distance if it determines pedestrian traffic density requires an increased footway)
  • you ensure that all fixtures, fitting and devices placed on the footway are of sound construction and design and aesthetically acceptable to council, and you maintain these properly
  • you use the approved footpath area during normal business trading hours.

This permit does not apply to stalls where food is prepared or sold. A separate Temporary Food Stall Permit or Standing Stall Permit is available from council. You should check with council regarding specific requirements.

Legislation

For legislation and regulation information, visit https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au(Opens in new window)

Administering agency

Blackall-Tambo Regional Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Operating address: 6 Coronation Drive
BLACKALL
Queensland 4472
Mailing address: PO Box 21
BLACKALL
Queensland 4472
Phone: 0746216600
Fax: 0746578855
Email: admin@btrc.qld.gov.au
Website: Blackall-Tambo Regional Council (Opens in new window)