Display of goods on footways

Display of goods on footways

Under review

Contributions to this consultation are closed for evaluation and review. The project team will report back on key outcomes.

We welcomed feedback on a planning proposal to amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to display goods on the footway without a planning approval.

Displays will still have to meet criteria in the local approvals policy for the displays of goods on the footway.

This will make it easier for local shops to display their goods on footways. The change aims to not only support local businesses by encouraging passing trade but also create livelier streets.

The City has also recently adopted outdoor dining guidelines that provide detailed advice for business operators on providing a clear path of travel to consider the needs of pedestrians with accessibility requirements. Displays on the footpath like outdoor dining need to maintain the function, effectiveness and equitable access of public footways.

We will consider all submissions and report the results to Council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee. If Council approves the proposal, it will amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 on behalf of the Greater Sydney Commission.

You can give feedback about this proposal from Tuesday 9 January until 6pm Tuesday 14 February 2017.


Submissions marked ‘Reference S060627-02 – Display of Goods on the Footway’ can also be emailed to Lfarrell1@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au or posted to:

Chief Executive Officer
Att: Lee Farrell, Strategic Student Planner
City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001

Key dates

Public exhibition
09 January to 14 February 2017


Jamie Ferguson
Community Engagement

02 9265 9333

Lee Farrell
Strategic Planner

02 9265 9333

Last updated: Thursday, 23 August 2018