Feedback on display of goods on footways

This planning proposal will amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 to display goods on the footway without a planning approval.

Project Status: Closed

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What we’re doing

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 the council and the Central Sydney Planning Committee. If the council approves the proposal, it will amend the Sydney Local Environmental Plan 2012 on behalf of the Greater Sydney Commission.


Planning proposalPDF · 351.62 KB · Last modified
Display of goods on the footway local approvals policyPDF · 1.05 MB · Last modified
Post exhibition – outdoor dining and displays of goods on the footwayPDF · 221.45 KB · Last modified
Council resolutionPDF · 100.59 KB · Last modified
Gateway determinationPDF · 177.71 KB · Last modified

How to give your feedback

Submissions marked ‘Reference S060627-02 – Display of Goods on the Footway’ can also be emailed to [email protected] or posted to:

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

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