Footpath dining allows businesses that sell food and drink, like restaurants and cafes to put tables and chairs out on the footpath. Customers can enjoy the fresh air and warm weather while having a drink or something to eat.
What are the benefits of footpath dining?
Footpath dining allows you to expand your business floor space for much less than the cost of renovating. Customers have the option to sit outside, enjoy the scenery and make the most of our fantastic Queensland weather. Footpath dining zones are a vibrant, active and enjoyable place for people to meet and socialise.
Why do I need a footpath dining permit?
A footpath dining permit is to make footpath dining safe for your customers and people walking past the footpath dining area.
If you want to put tables and chairs on public or Council land on the footpath in front of your business, you will need a permit. For example, to put tables and chairs on the Council footpath outside of your cafe, restaurant, takeaway food store or convenience store you will need a permit.
You don’t need a permit if you are putting your tables and chairs on private land. For example, if your food business is in a shopping centre complex and you put tables and chairs on the footpath, you don’t need a permit from Council, but you may need permission from your landlord.