Footpath usage/obstruction permit (Cook) - 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.

Administering agency

Cook Shire Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Operating address: 10 Furneaux Street
Cooktown
Queensland 4895
Mailing address: PO Box 3
COOKTOWN
Queensland 4895
Phone: 0740695444
Fax: 0740695423
Email: mail@cook.qld.gov.au
Website: Cook Shire Council (Opens in new window)