Outdoor dining terms and conditions

  1. Council can revoke, suspend or amend an approval if:
    1. conditions of the approval are breached
    2. public safety or access is compromised
    3. footway area is needed for public works

    Approval holder will be given notice of Councils intention and will be given an opportunity to make representations to Council.

  2. Furniture requirements to ensure safety and accessibility in accordance with the Outdoor Dining Guidelines.
  3. Hours of operation as per approved in footway approval.
  4. Entertainment and amplified music are only permitted in Central Sydney with a footway approval.
  5. Protection of Council property – if Council property is damaged, Council may carry out the necessary work and the Holder must reimburse the Council for any associated costs
  6. Applicant must disclose the new or extended outdoor dining to their public liability insurer.
  7. Footway Display Notice to be displayed in the premises ‘front of house’ at all times.
  8. Management requirements
    1. Patron capacity as per existing approvals.
    2. All structures, such as furniture, umbrellas, heaters etc, are to be removed from the seating area and stored within the premises
    3. Outdoor seating areas can only be used by seated patrons consuming food or drink, not for smoking.
    4. You may be required to amend the premises plan of management as it relates to the operation of outdoor dining.
    5. Fees have been waived until 30 June 2023.
    6. Operation of the area should be in accordance with any federal and state public health orders

  9. Temporary Kerb Extension
    1. The applicant will be responsible for all costs associated with the design, installation, maintenance and removal of the temporary kerb extension.
    2. The Holder of the Approval must obtain a compliant Road Safety Audit Report to support the proposed temporary kerb extension.
    3. The holder of the approval must obtain approval from the relevant utility service providers if there is an access pit on the site
    4. In addition to Public Liability Insurance, the Holder of the Approval must effect and maintain Works Insurance for an amount not less than the value of the temporary kerb extension works
    5. As the temporary kerb extension will be placed in the public domain the City of Sydney reserves the right to remove any structure that does not comply with the guidelines, presents a risk or is not in the public interest.