We provide opportunities for traders to display their goods, advertising signs, tables and chairs along the footpath.
Under the provisions of the Glen Eira Council Local Law 2009 a permit is required for the placing of advertising signs, goods, tables, chairs, windbreak or associated furniture on footpaths.
Further information and an application form are available to download below, along with a copy of the Footpath Activity Guidelines.
Any questions regarding footpath permits, please contact us on 9524 3333.
The footpath activities policy and guidelines were reviewed and on Monday 27 November 2006 and Council approved the new policy. This now brings Glen Eira in-line with best practice guidelines issued by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
These guidelines came into force on the 1 January 2007 and any new permit application will need to comply.
Many councils have recognised the importance of providing a fair and equitable access policy which balances the safety of pedestrians and the benefits to traders in the display of goods on footpaths.
While acknowledging the importance of street trading opportunities for traders, traders must now be mindful that footpaths are an accessible right for all persons.
We are committed to ensuring that everyone in our community is able to enjoy the many social, cultural and business benefits of living and working in the municipality. This includes all people who live, work and visit the City of Glen Eira, including young people, older people, families, employees, employers and people with disabilities.
It is now time for Glen Eira traders to address the inconsistencies throughout their shopping centres and for Glen Eira to adopt a universal approach to suit the needs of the whole of the community in this shared pedestrian zone.
The essential key to an effective accessible pedestrian system throughout shopping precincts is the development and maintenance of a continuous accessible path of travel.
Copies of the footpath trading guidelines can be downloaded below.
Footpath activities guidelines [PDF 115Kb]
Footpath activities guidlines - at a glance [PDF 13.42Mb]
Goods on footpath permit information sheet [PDF 72Kb]
Goods on footpath permit application [PDF 209Kb]
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
PO Box 42 Caulfield South 3162
Telephone 03 9524 3333
TTY 03 9524 3496
Facsimile 03 9523 0339